January 16 to 23, 2014 Visible Planets: Morning: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Evening: Venus, Jupiter
All over the world – on January 15th and 16th – people watched the rise and set of the New Year’s first full Moon. Here we are together; watching, living and being, interactive parts of an interconnected cosmos. We are the stars, made of stardust and starlight. We are the Sun and Moon, the planets and plants, the grass that grows, the flowers that blossom, the fruit that ripens on the vine.
Blessings and peace to all who love life, embrace its goodness and find joy in each and every moment on our beautiful home planet Earth. As the Moon wanes and days grow longer, may we fill our hearts with gratitude and experience the grace of living in its light. We are miracles, each and every one of us. Good luck, good will, good day, good night.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The Cancer/Capricorn full Moon reveals where we need to soften our shells and where we must establish healthier boundaries. The less responsible we are, the more helpless we are. Taking responsibility for yourself, your actions and your consequential life situation and circumstances – including relationships – is the road to success.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) From the nurturing waters of Cancer to the pragmatic earth of Capricorn, we evolve into responsible adults, or not. Cancer establishes healthy roots; Capricorn harvests the fruits of the well-tended vine. Action and consequence make up the karmic equation of this polarity. Good news is that Taurus thrives on consistency and stability. Enjoy the fruit of your labors.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) The more we disregard our own feelings and needs, the more we violate the rights and concerns of others. As a mutable air sign, focused on an adaptable and flexible mentality and perception of life, you may not realize the depth of emotion felt by others, let alone your own. Feel your feelings and cultivate compassion. Balance equations, work on solutions.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) As we move through the last week of Capricorn, the Moon is on the wane. A very valuable astrological month is coming to a close, leaving you with plenty of food for thought. Ingest the happenings and subsequent feelings you have experienced and use them like fertile soil. Plant seeds of intention in the cosmic womb, then commit to a daily practice of fulfillment.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) The recent full Moon, combined with several planetary conjunctions and squares, demands a shift from competition to cooperation, hierarchy to equality and domination to collaboration. Comfortable and cozy with authority and control, Lions prefer to rule the roost. Now it’s time to share the power and the wealth. Be of service and serve, rather than rule.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) It’s time for the Virgin to self-nourish and be nurtured by Mother Nature. Even in the dead of winter, there are many ways to find comfort, solace and support in the natural world. Eat fresh, whole, organic foods – how lucky we are to have them! – and practice the arts of the slow food movement. Exercise and diet, prayer and meditation – you know the rules.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The ongoing cardinal cross between Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra – along with feminine asteroids Vesta and Ceres – and Pluto in Capricorn mandates awakening in all areas of self and others, performance and profession, home and family. The bottom line is challenge. Take it one day at a time, focus on balance and stay calm.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Changes the in Sun and Earth’s magnetic fields make it more important than ever before to monitor feelings, safely release stored emotions, trust intuition and take extra care of your body and environment. Supportive trines from Jupiter and the Moon to Saturn in Scorpio encourage you to let go and let God. Faith in goodness guides and protects. Keep the faith.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) You may feel as if you are dueling with destiny as you dance with devils and embrace the shadows of doubt and fear. Illumination and light come to those who trust in goodness and practice daily routines of self-examination, self-cleansing and self-care. You crave intimacy, yet demand freedom. Breathe deep, cultivate courage and share the love you have in your heart.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Cancer represents the yin, receptive, feminine principle. It is the mother, she who carries life and gives birth. It is the opposite and complementary energy of Capricorn, the archetypal father, masculine and assertive. These days and times are filled with challenge, change and transformation. You are in the middle of it all. Balance is the key to survival and ultimate success.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)A powerful vortex of invisible force swirls and twirls around your heart and soul as guardian spirits dance in the ethers, guiding you toward true awakening and rebirth. Transformation is a keyword for you these days as facades crumble and truth unveils the hidden structure of reality. Freedom comes to those who know the difference between right and wrong.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) The Cancer/Capricorn full Moon illuminates humanity’s imperative to rebalance the masculine and feminine, cultivate equality and release the patriarchal rule. Survival of our species – and all life upon it – depends upon a true awakening, the heartfelt awareness that we must move into an equal, co-creative partnership between male and female. Do your best.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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