ALACAZEM 2013.05.16

ALACAZEM 2013.05.16

May 16 to 23, 2013       Visible planets: Morning: none        Evening: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn

TAURUSMay in Colorado is a month of embracing beauty, magnificent skies, pounding rain, shimmering rainbows, budding trees, restless winds and – overall – predictable duality. The fixed earth sign Taurus is solid and staunch, steadfast and reliable. The Taurus zodiac month – which lasts from approximately April 19th to May 20th – provides stable ground upon which flora can take root and fauna can take the first steps of life. The primal thrust of Aries, with its imperative mission to survive, settles and calms in the embracing arms of the Taurus Mother Earth. The Aries thrill of adventure, fed by the tonic of courage, has morphed into the down-to-earth Taurus appreciation for what has been discovered, which is nurtured by the soothing comfort of simply enjoying it.

WHEELIn April, Aries morphs into Taurus. In May, Taurus morphs into Gemini. Just like the natural progressions of the seasons, each zodiac sign emerges from the sign preceding it, taking its teachings and lessons, trials and triumphs along the way. Like a suitcase packed for safari or rifle loaded for bear, each sign carries the resources and ammunition necessary for experiencing the quintessential essence of its coinciding, synchronistic month and season. And all this, due to the wisdom and grace of experiencing what has gone before.

GEMINIMay, which provides us with lush green pastures of tranquility, fertility and natural beauty; grazing Bulls, raindrops on rooftops and fresh asparagus shoots along fence lines and ditches, also ushers in the crafty, curious, mutable month of joke-loving Gemini. The time of the Twins – tricksters, coyotes, communicators, comedians, kokopellis, magicians, metaphysicians, alchemists, thinkers, writers, teachers, doctors and actors – is a time of multi-faceted, multi-dimensional feelings, experiences, relationships and opportunities. It is a time to laugh and learn, teach, travel, explore and discover. Flexibility, resiliency, humor, adaptability and curiosity are keys for unlocking these interesting days and the intriguing doors that lead to mind-expanding scenes and situations. This is where and when we see the fixed rigidity of Taurus shape-shift itself into the lithe, lissome body of a yogi.

MAGICIANMay the muses of May be friends and allies, guides and guardians as you journey through the final days of fertile Taurus into the wide-open spaces of airy Gemini. And don’t forget, we are closing in on the third and last of three consecutive eclipses– the Gemini-Sagittarius full Moon lunar eclipse of May 24th – so keep your eyes, ears and heart open to everything and everyone that comes your way. These are transformational, metamorphic days and times. Good luck!

Aries    (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) As Mercury and Venus move into restless Gemini, the pace quickens. Ideas blossom under the warm sunshine of increasing light; perceptual illumination is a theme. You can now see what was once invisible, especially in relation to personal patterns and behaviors. The universe and cosmos favor enlightened change, rather than the radical hand of force. Make wise choices and good decisions, i.e. delight in virtue.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) The last days of the Taurus zodiac month unfold this week, candles flicker and cakes are cut. The recent Taurus solar eclipse new Moon has presented you with a veritable pot of gold regarding personal choice and opportunity. Naturally resourceful and self-sufficient, the time has come to build that yellow brick road to your dreams. One day and one brick at a time, lay the foundation, build the castle.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) Our primal star, the Sun, moves into Gemini on May 20th and opens the door on a zodiac month of birthday celebrations and personal new beginnings. There is no doubt this year is one of great spiritual significance and reward. Compassion, surrender and humility are golden keys to awakening and grace. Seek out enlightened texts and teachings. Meditation, yoga and prayers are allies. Make them your amigos.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) As eclipse energy blossoms and grows, Moonchildren discover magic in the mundane. The last few years have delivered a myriad of multi-faceted, multi-dimensional opportunities for growth. Change and challenge are themes. Today, you can see the meaning behind the mystery. Karma is an ever-present energy, it’s an equation of action and consequence. Take your time, do your best and accept what comes.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Gemini loves motion and Leo likes excitement. The air-fire combination of these two zodiac signs manifests in themes of travel, entertainment, recreation and education. Seek out playmates, comrades and companions who share your spice for life and love of living. Communicate desires and pursue passions. Motivation for achievement and recognition remains strong. Smile and laugh, live and let live.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) The upcoming full Moon lunar eclipse places you in a rather strong position when it comes to making choices and decisions. Recent events regarding family members and close friends added new factors to the equation. You can no longer just stand by and observe, it’s time to get involved. Just make sure you stand by your values, maintain personal truth and integrity. Others will follow your lead. Focus on virtue.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Fellow air-sign Gemini gives birth to a less grounded, less practical zodiac month – one more curious and questioning – a time to learn, explore and discover. Spiritual teachings and enlightened philosophies may appeal to your ever-expanding desire for esoteric knowledge. You may feel uplifted and enlightened, but remember, it takes more than awakening to achieve. Just don’t forget to practice what you preach.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Passions deepen as days grow longer and warmer. New beginnings in your most important relationships promise a more realistic, grounded and steadfast approach to pairing and sharing. Hope springs eternal, it is a beautiful, wonderful thing. See the positives in your places and positions; perception is the key to awakening. Wanting what you have is far better than wanting what you don’t have. Choose joy.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) The upcoming Gemini/Sagittarius full Moon lunar eclipse is one of great power and significance for the Archer. Balancing your personal wants and needs with those of others is a theme now. Make sure you are clear in your communication, consider what others have to say and focus on fair, equitable solutions. There is plenty of time and opportunity for everyone. Don’t stress out, relax. Patience is a virtue.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Be compassionate and humble this week as the Moon grows full. Others may see or feel you as being too controlling, bossy or authoritarian. Rather than get mad and frustrated, let it slide. Be true to you and know you are right – for you and you only. Let others take their own time on their own road. Make accommodations, but don’t go overboard. If others are always leaning on you, how can they learn to walk on their own?

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) The winds warm and pressure lightens as the last zodiac month of spring begins. Opening your heart to love, seeing the awesome beauty in and all around you, as well as finding joy in life’s most simple pleasures, guarantees joy, success and happiness. Smile in your abundance, cultivate compassion in your relationships and keep it light when it comes to judgment. Not everyone is as smart and clever as you are.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Focus on hearth and home, friends and family this week and zodiac month. You may discover great joy in gardening, cleaning or simply being you. Maternal roles and nurturing others are themes. Children awaken the child within and you may find yourself strolling down memory lane. Connect with siblings, explore your neighborhood. Cultivate inner well-being and take good care of you.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @


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