ALACAZEM 2014.09.11

ALACAZEM 2014.09.11

September 11 to 18, 2014   Visible planets: Morning: Venus, Jupiter   Evening: Mercury, Mars, Saturn

DallasDivideOverlook2003Value systems are awesome and amazing. Each of us has one. Carved out of childhood experience and exposure, family influence, friendships and fate, we shape our likes and dislikes, attractions and repulsions, visions and dreams. Like trees, we establish roots, grow branches and leaves, blossom and hope to bear fruit. Whether or not we do, depends upon our genetics and our luck. Destiny? Nature or nurture, a time-honored puzzle. Are we born with the DNA that determines our fate, or does it all depend on what we are born into and what happens to us along the way?

My value system brought me to Telluride and southwestern Colorado, where I have stayed. Something about this faraway land called to me, hit me deep, heart and soul. The first time I saw it, I knew I would come back. I knew I would live here, and do my best to stay.


I love my home and my husband, my life in the wild West End of San Miguel and Montrose Counties. I moved to Telluride from Denver in September of 1977 and September will forever bring me back to then, the day I arrived in my 1968 Volvo with the help of my Mom and Dad. All my stuff packed in the back of my Father’s pickup truck. Ready to start my life. Age 24 and hoping to bear fruit. Hoping to create, find the love of my life, fulfill my dreams and follow my destiny.

BB5peaceIn those days, there was no Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Only Film and Bluegrass. But September was destined for greatness. Magnificent music and metamorphic microbrews amidst the magic of San Juan summer’s end. Mystical mountains and golden aspen. Blazing sunshine and deep blue skies. Shimmering stars and silver moonlight. A peace flag shining above a happy crowd…tipis standing tall…

BB3Today, I am blessed and happy. My heart is grateful and I feel the grace of humility; the grace of living in the hands of Mother Nature. I value my life, my home and my family, my freedom. And above it all, I value peace, inner and outer. So today, I pray for peace.

May we find our way through the forests and follow our hearts…on the road of Happy Destiny.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) Mental Mercury recently in Libra and love-planet Venus recently in Virgo has you thinking about others and wanting to make yourself more attractive to them. Whether it’s an existing relationship or a new one – romantic, professional or social – you will get what you want by focusing on your own good health. Self-improvement is a magically charmed way for the world to fall in love with you.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) Your ongoing spiritual awakening – for several years now – continues as summer morphs into autumn. Pay attention to the feelings in your heart – current and recent – and unlock the golden door to your own personal health and happiness. The needs of others has kept you busy and occupied lately, but giving is good. Satisfaction and rewards come in mysterious packages. Trust in goodness and keep doing good.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) The last full week of summer awakens bittersweet memories and connects you to some rather deep; powerful feelings that you are most often are out-of-touch with. An evocative song, film, encounter or Mother Earth experience opens the heart and ignites the soul. Hang on and enjoy the ride. We are sparks of divinity, miracles of creation. You have just opened the door to mystery and magic. Dance in the light.

Cancer (June 21-July 20) As motivator Mars moves into Sagittarius, your solar 6th house of health and well-being, you may discover a powerful, newborn desire to improve yourself and your life. Body, mind and spirit awaken to the responsibility of self-care. Healthy boundaries, daily routines, a plan of action and a program you can stick to are tools for crafting a way of life that sustains, enhances and builds strength and confidence.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Busy-ness continues as you see – more and more each day – the power and impact of personal responsibility. You have been motivated to take care of what you need to take care of regarding home, family and personal self for a couple years. Now it’s starting to pay off and get fun as the world opens it’s jewel-laden doors to love, romance and creativity. Focus and attention are powerful tools. Use them wisely.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) The last week of your birthday month awards you with the beauty and bounty of Venus in her most luscious, lavishing shape and form. The world awaits you with plenty of good will and happy hunting, all you need is an open heart filled with arrows of love, peace and joy. There is no room or reason for negative, down-in-the-dumps thinking and being. We create reality with perceptions, words and actions. Create what you want.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Thoughts and ideas run through your head and bounce off your heart as mentally charged Mercury sparks a bounty of fiery internal dialogs that serve to awaken spirit and soul. Personal self-alignment requires understanding the importance of value systems and the power of desire. It also takes an uninhibited act of surrender. To get in sync with the Universe, lay down your weapons and ride the peace train to the stars.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Mars is moving out of charismatic, seductive Scorpio and into happy-go-lucky Sagittarius this week, ending a two-year stint in your sign. Congratulations! You have been awakened to a plethora of personal wants, needs and desires. You have also been given the gift of self-fueled action when it comes to pursuing what you find attractive. Now it’s time to be responsible, stable and productive. Lucky you!

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Following a couple months of some rather subterranean, seemingly invisible energies and adversaries working against you, the etheric skies have cleared and you are facing a new dawn. Motivator Mars is moving into your sign this week and will remain there through October. This is a fabulous time to gather up your courage and will, identify what you want and pursue it. Physical health is good, so honor it.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) You may feel a subtle shift of will and desire, a lessening of hope and a semi-mysterious undercurrent of doubt when it comes to people who may be working to undermine your success or process of goal achievement. Rather than fight with fear, embrace faith and practice self-love. Take care of yourself and do your best work, maintain focus. It really doesn’t matter what others think; it’s their business, not yours.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Fleet-footed messenger and metaphysical magician Mercury, recently a guest in your solar 9th house of expanding horizons and higher-self awareness, opens doors of enhanced perception and elevated perspective when it comes to your daily and ultimate world view. Remember the power of positive thinking and focus on solutions rather than problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, invent!

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Numinous Neptune and chiromancer Chiron retrograde in early Pisces may tint your days with a slightly out-of-focus, mystical view of the world and people in it. You may be idealizing or demonizing, picking up on a variety of energies but feeling generally intuitive regarding the emotions and feelings of others. Wounds and healing are themes. As always, forgiveness, compassion and acceptance are allies.

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



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