ALACAZEM 2014.09.25

ALACAZEM 2014.09.25

September 25 to October 2, 2014      Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter      Evening: Mercury, Mars, Saturn

zinnias2** The first full week of autumn is upon us. Hello to awesome Indian Summer!

morning glory**I love this time of year. The pulling, poignant beauty of the season hits me deep – heart and soul. I know the warm-hot days will morph into cold-crisp mornings and chilling nights. Frost on the pumpkins and ice on the ponds will replace brilliant zinnias, ripe tomatoes and happy sunflowers. Seeds will ripen and leaves will fall…after their magnificent, transformational displays of yellows, golds and crimson.

tomato ripe***I feel lucky and blessed to be living here in southwest Colorado, and the country lifestyle makes me smile. Here we trade metropolitan convenience for peace and tranquility, city glitz for natural glory and cultural stimulus for down-home, simple pleasures. Not a lot to spend our money on – but, of course, we have the Internet! – and there are always road trips!

sunflwr head2**This week I’m busy with the full-on duties of harvest. Cutting, curing, canning, roasting, drying, freezing and of course, eating! Hope to find time this weekend for a ride over Red Mountain or Lizard Head Pass. I hear the colors are outrageous.

Peace and blessings, golden glory, happy mornings and luscious nights. Enjoy the magic.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) No doubt relationships have been front and foremost in your mind and heart lately. And this week, you may find it to be even more poignant and important. With Uranus, the Great Awakener, still shocking you into awareness about personal self, patterns and behaviors, you may find yourself suddenly changed. Venus moving into Libra favors sweetness, peace and love over anger and upset. Be calm, seek harmony.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) The Libra zodiac month encourages all efforts of self-improvement and self-betterment for the Bull. And for some reason, you find yourself more than willing to do the work. Lucky, lucky. Those who discover and practice the principles and programs of good health and spiritual wellness are rewarded with rich lives and happy hearts. Communication with partners improves as you listen.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) Autumn is a truly inspirational time of year for you. Changing landscapes, blazing colors and magnificent skies transport you to lands of romantic awareness and deep-heart feelings. It’s as if the natural world is calling your name, beckoning engagement. Relax and breathe deep. Enjoy the magical gift we call life. Mercury in Scorpio calls you to look beneath surfaces and behind facades. Embrace the mystery.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Mental Mercury moves from Libra into Scorpio this week, and Venus enters Libra. Relationship issues continue as the paramount focus, with family and friends topping the list. Thoughts turn to romance however as nights chill and the days of Indian Summer awaken desire. Smile and embrace the joy of life. You are here to live and love, accepting responsibility for yourself and your part in it all. Enjoy the joy.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Jovial giant Jupiter moves into the second decante of your sign this week, beginning the middle phase of your year to the top. Multi-dimensional opportunities surround you, which ones to choose? The age-old, timeworn choices work best – go for the good. Make sure you are doing the next right thing and you will not be led astray. Keep your eyes on the starry prize, but keep your feet planted on sweet, stable terra firma.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) Congratulations on a successful birthday month and important, new life beginning. As seasons turn, so also does the wheel of fortune. Following come-and-go periods of self-doubt, denial and fear, you are now more firmly planted in the rich soil of good thinking and right action. Integrity, sobriety and responsibility are golden keys to a happy, healthy life. And you are there. Open the doors to joy and embrace it.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Candles are lit and cakes are cut as the first week of your birthday month evolves. Congratulations on another revolution around the Sun! Life is a miracle, and you are here on Earth – living it – one day and one moment at a time. Be sure to look and see the mystery and magic of the natural world surrounding you. Others find you unusually attractive these days. Beautiful and blessed, just smile and let it be so.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) As mental Mercury moves from light-hearted Libra into seductive Scorpio, thoughts turn to the deep and dark. Good news is that you are already a master of mystery, willing to explore secret places others fear to tread. That said, you might be called upon to solve, counsel or advise people, problems and situations that baffle or frighten others. Stay in the now, ask your angels and practice good spiritual health.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Motivation continues to be rather high for you as fast-moving Mars uplifts and pushes you forward toward personal goals and desires. Incentives are everywhere and others are willing to provide you with plenty of what you need to keep the ball rolling. Travel may be an option or a necessity as you pursue your dreams. Just remember to check in with reality now and then on your journey through the stars.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) With our solar system’s three outermost planets in retrograde motion – including Pluto in Capricorn – you may be poignantly aware of the long, long time it takes to make changes complete. Life is an evolutionary process of action and consequence, action and consequence. Some learn faster than others, and many learn but resist the application. Accept everything exactly as it is and just keep making it better.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Living and learning in the natural world is a magical, mystical process. So, lucky you! The great good fortune of self-direction and self-motivation is yours. You are also gifted with the vision of resource, the skill of organization and the wisdom of camaraderie. As you work hard, others see your example and are willing to do the same. Compassion is the golden key to wellness, body, mind and spirit.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Family and personal foundations have been important themes for you this summer. Now you may feel a subtle shift of attention and priority as seasonal changes stimulate awareness and perception of the ethereal and spiritual realms of human consciousness and experience. Also at work, matters of the heart. Love and romance, philanthropic giving and creative pursuits fill your days and hours. Shimmer and shine.


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



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