ALACAZEM 2013.11.21

ALACAZEM 2013.11.21

November 21 to 28, 2013   Visible Planets: Morning: Mars, Jupiter    Evening: Venus 

sagittariusSpirited, impetuous Sagittarius follows on the heels of seductive, charismatic Scorpio, lighting fires of desire and intention spawned in the mysterious wells of soul and psyche. Scorpio is deep and dark, while Sagittarius is uplifted and enlightened. And like all zodiac signs, one leads metaphysically to another. It’s a process of cosmic, karmic evolution; a process of living, being and learning the essence of one particular zodiac sign before entering the classroom of the next. We temper the impulsive, impetuous nature of Aries with the calm patience of Taurus, and then temper the natural tenacity of Taurus with the fickle mutability of Gemini. And so it goes. It’s almost as if one sign wants to forget the pitfalls and downside of the previous sign, and jump whole-heartedly into the idealistic possibilities of the one in which it finds itself. The good news is that we have the karmic, cosmic memory of one sign to navigate the waters and negotiate the twists and turns we encounter in the next one. On and on, the evolutionary journey continues. Rebirth and resurrection, returning to the Source, round and round, again and again.

fool The warrior and crusader, the Buddhist bodhisattva in search of the mythical kingdom of Shambhala, the Sagittarius Archer points his arrow toward the heavens, shoots for the stars, believes in faith and keeps his eyes to the skies. Generous of spirit, positive in nature and enthusiastic when it comes to exploration and discovery, the third and last fire sign of the tropical zodiac uplifts and assists the down and downtrodden, the abused and compromised, the poor and hungry. It is here we find heroes and superheroes, super men, women and children, teachers, gurus and saints.

harvest basketAnd this week we celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving, the quintessential Sagittarian holiday. Grand tables set with grand cuisine, feasts and fiestas in honor of abundance, successful harvests and the generosity of our Mother Earth. A time to share food, drink, love and laughter, give thanks for our blessings and feel the heartful goodness and spiritual generosity that resides within us all.

Blessings and peace, love and laughter. Happy Thanksgiving week to all.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The Sun moves into Sagittarius this week and with it comes a big shift of perspective and consciousness. No matter how “bad” things are, you somehow see the goodness in and all around you. Damage, repair and healing are themes as you recognize the valuable connection between spiritual practice and physical, emotional wellness. Stay on the high road.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) You may find and feel yourself going deeper and deeper into the psychological mechanics of relationships, all in quest of enlightenment. Hearts open as you fly above your life and, in the process, see the bigger picture. There is much to be grateful for, and it’s a magical shift when you want what you have instead of wanting what you don’t have.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) As our planetary family’s central star moves into your solar 7th house of others, you may feel a rather magnetic pull coming from the outside world into your inner heart and home. This annual celestial crossing marks a symbolic end to the last six months of internal, personal process. Much has transpired inside and now you’re ready to step out, pair and share.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Mercury, Saturn and the Moon’s North Node in Scorpio keep the heart and hearth fires burning as the Sun enters Sagittarius, one of the more “let’s get out and party” signs of the zodiac. This translates as a potential battle of wills as your natural desire to stay home – safe and cozy – is challenged by those who want to get out and about. Balance is key. Find time for both.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Sparks fly and fires ignite as the Sun enters enthusiastic, over-the-top Sagittarius. With recent planetary pulls and pushes, crashes and chaos, it’s hard to stay focused on what’s happy and good. Now you see the trick is in keeping a smile on your face and a song in your heart, no matter what the political or social weather. Cultivate strength of spirit and keep the faith.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) With mighty Mars still marching through Virgo, you may be somewhat mystified by the high quality, sustenance and quantity of personal energy you have for getting things done. Good news: this once every two-year transit pushes you forward into the phase of your ongoing journey through life with the magical power of self-motivation. Go with the “mo”!

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Sparks fly and flames leap as fiery Sagittarius is fed by the elemental air of Libra, making this one of the most exciting, uplifting times of the year. Gratitude engenders grace, and grace is one of the most beautiful, peaceful feelings and experiences of life. Embrace the blessings of simplicity. Share your story, express love and hug your friends.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Quick on the heels of your birthday month comes the biggest, flaming bonfire of the tropical zodiac. Sagittarius loves grandeur, thrives on gratitude and discovers grace in its holy journey through the cosmos. As a soul-seeker and student of spirit, you admire the big-hearted confidence of your neighbor. Learn by example. Let go and let God.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Happy birthday month to the flaming spirit and wild fire of Sagittarius. Your idealistic core has been challenged lately with the down-to-earth challenges and practical logistics of living in a world of social, economic and political insanity. Greed and hypocrisy run rampant amongst both the masses and elite. Breathe deep; be strong and courageous of heart.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The Sun’s entrance into neighboring Sagittarius initiates a magical time of inner reflection and spiritual connection. Seek out quiet, sacred spaces and private places of peace and calm. Practice the art of silence, pay attention to internal dialogues and work on stopping the chatter. Surrender, compassion, mediation and prayer are allies. Relax in the now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Thanksgiving week is upon us and the power of gratitude rules supreme. The holiday season is perennially one of friendship and fellowship, a time to embrace brothers and kiss sisters. The desire to give altruistically, act philanthropically and share in general directs and guides your course. Spiritual and material generosity work miracles now. Follow your heart.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Generous Jupiter’s station retrograde in early November marked the beginning of a prolonged period of return regarding personal creativity, love for children and artistically fueled pastimes. Open you heart to self-nurturing, self-care and self-expression as you resurrect and reinvent the artist and child within. Be your own boss, manifest and create via heartfelt love.

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












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