ALACAZEM 2014.03.13

ALACAZEM 2014.03.13

March 13 to 20, 2014  Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn   Evening: Jupiter

bluebird2*It’s the last week of winter, and it feels like it. Spitting snow dances with raindrops in a sudden squall that just blew in from Utah. The skies are cloudy gray and filled with moisture. Windy gusts uplift tufts of new lain straw on the garlic patch in our outside garden as a lonely robin hops across the slowly greening grass.

The shift-shaping cusp between the seasons always takes place in mutable-cardinal signs. In winter, the amniotic waters of amorphous Pisces surrenders to fiery, headstrong Aries, giving birth to spring. But we feel the struggle, the labor of rebirth as the alchemical process begins. As the Mother Earth transforms beneath our feet, our senses awaken. We see, feel, smell and hear the sights and sounds of new life.

bluebird pair boxI heard my first meadowlark yesterday on our morning walk. It was mixed with the soft song of bluebirds beneath the familiar caw of our shiny-black, resident ravens. A pair of Canadian geese flapped and squawked in a fly-over as a majestic bald eagle soared and circled high above us all. The day was warm, but the air was cool. Drying fields and forest patches of snow were underfoot. The ground is changing


bluebird pairThis time of year, one day feels like winter, the next day feels like spring. And so it is. Vernal Equinox takes place on March 20th @ 10:57 am MDT next week, and spring shall spring forth, so from now until then, enjoy the mutable, flexibility and embryonic metastasis of Pisces. Also take note of the powerful Virgo/Pisces full Moon, which comes to fruition on March 16th @ 11:08 am MDT. Feel your feelings and find your soul.

Good luck and may the magical, azure-blue Mountain Bluebird be your guide through the metaphoric, metamorphic birth canal of spring. Blessings and peace…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) With so much coming to a head, you may feel spun out or spinning. All the more reason to slow the pace, rest and relax when you need to. Inner work, prayer and meditation help re-center and calm the body, mind and spirit. Make time; find the place and space to do it. When in fear or doubt, practice the art of faith. Stay in the present moment and do the next right thing.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) A powerful pack of planets above the celestial horizon in your solar chart keep pulling you out and about, asking for engagement with and attention to outside influences, relationships and situations. Just remember that this year, the most beneficial activities and pastimes come via self-nurturing and self-care. Rest, relax, enjoy life and dream beautiful dreams.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Ruler Mercury now direct in late Aquarius enters Pisces this week and remains there for three. This translates as a fresh start and clean slate regarding personal goals and achievements. Recent retrogrades have given you plenty of time to think about what you want to accomplish. Now it’s time to orchestrate a plan and take the first baby steps toward manifestation.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) The Pisces/Virgo full Moon of March 16th delivers a luminous package of hope, compassion, discernment and humility. Your innate sensitivity to other’s emotions and feelings gives you powerful insight to what’s really going on inside, rather than what appears outside. As a natural intuitive, use your skills wisely. Observe and suggest rather than dictate and direct.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) With springtime around the corner, you may feel the passionate heat of inner fires burning wildly out of control. Imagination and fantasy run rampant as days grow longer and warmer. Balance lower-self desires with higher-self awareness as spirits soar and hearts beat faster. Embrace Mother Nature in her dance of delight as you chose truth and cultivate integrity.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) You may find this week to be one of unusual emotional, physical, mental and spiritual challenge as the Pisces Sun and Virgo Moon conjoin in a close square to our Milky Way’s Galactic Center. Rather than fight the cosmic tide, go with it. You are being provided with tremendous energetic support for releasing old beliefs and realizing your divinely inspired destiny. Surrender.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Quantum physics tells us that light is both particle and wave, depending on the observer and perspective. Virgo perceives the particulate, Pisces sees waves of potential. As usual, balance is your key to enlightened success and ultimate happiness. We are the hands, eyes and fingertips of the gods and goddesses, divine consciousness incarnate. Dance the dance, paint the magic.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) With Saturn recently retrograde in Scorpio, you may feel both relief and resignation. Inner and outside pressure has lessened; the push to move forward – come hell or high water – has dissipated. Take a deep breath and release the toxic tensions of tightrope fear. Do it again; and again. The Pisces full Moon offers you the magic of letting go. Let it go, live and let go.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) The Virgo/Pisces full Moon, square the late-degree Sagittarius Galactic Center, heralds a major life turning point and powerful, personal awakening for Archers, young and old. Rather than struggle with what comes your way, accept it. Dance with the stars and surf the cosmos instead of being blasted, thrashed and trashed. You know what to do, so do it.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The water and earth elements of the Pisces/Virgo full Moon support, harmonize and resonate with Capricorn’s practical, material, physical needs and nature, so why then are you feeling like the world is a scary, unstable and unreliable place to be? A combination of planetary and cosmic energy suggests deep breathing, meditation and prayer. Try it out. This too shall pass.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) As the sweet beauty and luscious love of Venus surrounds you this week and month, count your blessings and share the bounty. Take a good look at what you are giving to those with whom you live, work and play. Are you caught up in personal agendas and self-interest or actually taking the pause to appreciate and acknowledge the ones who have helped you along the way?

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) The Pisces/Virgo full Moon of March 16th marks an important checkpoint in your yearly revolution around the Sun. How well are you balancing personal needs with those of others? Are you allowing adequate time for personal renewal and regeneration? Do you feel depleted of energy or invigorated, with plenty to spare? Listen to your heart. Follow its wisdom.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @




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