ALACAZEM 2014.07.24

July 24 to 31, 2014  Visible planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus         Evening: Mars, Saturn

two_lions_lying_wallpapers-normalThe Lion, the proud, courageous king – and queen – of beasts. What a perfectly appropriate symbol for the fixed fire sign of Leo, the 5th sign of the tropical zodiac, ruled by the Sun and blessed by the Moon.

The Leo sun-time takes place in the middle of summer, when flowers blossom, fruits ripen and hearts are filled with love. Days are long and hot, nights are seductive and enchanting. Verdant greens blush with the first shades of autumn gold, grasses sway in graceful abandon and wild sunflowers pop up along ditches and highways. Afternoon clouds build and break with monsoon rain, dramatic lightening and rumbling thunder. It’s a very romantic time of year – a time to enjoy life in all its beauty and bounty.

1346959620_P1110182And this week, on July 26th @ 4:41 pm MDT, the Sun and Moon come together in the conjunction aspect of the Leo new Moon, initiating a lunar month of power and passion, drama and desire. As kings and queens of light and life, rulers of self and beings of consciousness, we are all being called upon to open our hearts, follow our bliss, create and recreate. It takes tons of courage and strength to love, to live, to face our fears and express our unique and special gifts to the world. Leo connects us to our inner child, encourages us to play and laugh, sing in the rain, dance in the moonlight and sleep under the stars. Good luck and may the power and grace, courage, strength, beauty and bounty of the Lion be with you. Have fun! Live each and every moment of your precious life…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) With the Sun and magnanimous Jupiter now transiting your solar 5th house of love and sweet Venus in your solar 4th house of home, family and personal self, you may be feeling more amorous and open to the possibilities of romance and creative pursuit. Open your heart and trust the goodness you find within and without. Others are more than willing to support your efforts of self-betterment and happiness.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) With plenty of Leo energy in the ethers, and motivational Mars moving into your solar 7th house of long term commitments, you may find yourself to be more courageous and forward regarding your intentions and desires in sharing and pairing. Saturn’s transit in this sector of your chart has forced you and others to take a realistic look at interactive roles and responsibilities. Now it’s all about action.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) Venus moving into your solar 2nd house of personal talents and abilities enhances and encourages any and all creative expressions and pursuits, while Mars now entering Scorpio pushes you toward deeper intimacy in relationships. Perhaps it’s time to consider soul and spirit in your relationships. Are you feeling connected and close, or estranged and lost? Whatever the manifestation, be kind and gentle as you go.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Voluptuous Venus – planet of love, art and beauty – moved into Cancer on July 19th and will remain there until August 12th. This celestial event heralds a month-long period of favor regarding romance, recreation and personal pleasure. Others are mysteriously and magnetically attracted to you, and it’s a perfect time to be as sweet and as you can be. Financial opportunities are also in the ethers. Just smile and be happy.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) As the Sun and Moon conjoin in Leo to initiate a fresh lunar cycle, look up into the magnificent night sky and count your lucky stars. Generous giant Jupiter has moved into your sign for a year of magic and magnanimity, asking you to open your heart, think positive and express your inherent, creative spirit. We are all artists, life is our canvas and it’s time to paint your Opus Magnus. Explore, expand and discover.

Virgo(Aug. 22-Sep. 22) Wrapping it up and starting anew are tandem themes for the week and upcoming lunar month. Venus in your solar 11th house of hopes and dreams may deliver money or bring romance very close to heart and home. Stay attentive to details as you close deals and sign contracts. Mars now in Scorpio favors clear, concise discussions and communication. Be realistic, focus on progress and stay on the path.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Motivator Mars moves from Libra into Scorpio just hours prior to the Sun and Moon conjunction on July 26th in loyal, loving Leo. This translates as a subtle but distinct shift of personal energy and direction. Recent tests of stamina and strength have proven your intention and desire. Now it’s time for tenacity, focus and commitment. Embrace your natural artistic abilities and express them. Creativity thrives on love.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) A fresh new Moon in love-loving Leo initiates a lunar month of happy achievement and accomplishment, as long as you open your heart and mind to the many multi-faceted opportunities and options available to you now. A couple years of trials, tests and tribulations may have forced sacrifice or demanded a realistic, practical approach to life. Now you it’s time to settle down, count your blessings and go forth in beauty.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Fire and air, water and earth. It’s all-elemental. Balance and resolution are inherent, natural qualities in our ever-expanding Universe, embrace the ebb and flow. Live and let live. Let go of your attachment to the outcome, lower your expectations and accept life on life’s terms. Stay focused as you do your chores, take care of business, love your children and stay in the moment. Cultivate faith, find and follow your angels.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) The Leo sun time and new Moon shine light upon what lies hidden deep and buried within the soul and psyche. Intimate sharing, financial commitments, secrets and privacy are issues that emerge as summer blossoms in all its grandeur. Find a sanctuary or sacred space where you find solace, serenity and peace. Seek out the beauty of Mother Nature, and feel your heart. Romance glitters, share the beauty.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) As the Sun moves through and Jupiter enters Leo, your solar 7th house of partnership and marriage, you may feel more attracted to commitment than you have in years. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, a professional goal or personal project, recognize the necessity of focus and sacrifice for success. And just so happens, you have reached a point of maturity to make it happen. Good luck.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) As sweet love planet Venus moves into intuitive Cancer, you may feel more artistic, creative or romantic than you have in months. Hands down, it’s time to have fun, enjoy nature’s bounty and discover how fabulous life can be. Creativity is nurtured with love and encouragement and withers under fear and judgment. Surround yourself with inspiration, relax in beauty and let it flow. Open your heart.

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



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