ALACAZEM 2014.10.02

ALACAZEM 2014.10.02

October 2 to 9, 2014  Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter   Evening: Mercury, Mars, Saturn

eclipse phasesGood news for Moon watchers and star gazers – in the early, predawn hours of Wednesday October 8th the Moon will pass into the Earth’s shadow and the western United States will be treated to the rather unusual celestial phenomena of a total lunar eclipse. Here in southwestern Colorado, totality takes place at 4:51 am MDT, so viewing should be fantastic.

eclipse FourBloodMoons2014For millennia, astrologers and soothsayers have given import and significance to total lunar and solar eclipses, portending anything from simple celestial beauty to cataclysmic disaster. And as humans seem to love the adrenalin rush of imagining phenomenal, cataclysmic disasters, this particular eclipse – which is the final eclipse of 2014 and the second of four consecutive total eclipses [a series called a tetrad] occurring at 6 month intervals – has cyberspace aflame with plenty of good and bad, ridiculous and outlandish information and ideas regarding the event.

eclipse treesI, personally, love eclipses. I have experienced both fabulous and tragic events, emotions, experiences, awakenings and transformations at times surrounding these magical, metaphysical planetary conjunctions and oppositions. From the sudden, unexpected death of my sweet niece Lise 20 years ago to the uncanny elation, connection and actual spiritual levitation of feeling and being “one with the cosmos,” I am very open-hearted and willing to embrace whatever comes my way during open “eclipse windows.”

eclipse mtn lakeOver the years, I have come to understand that “eclipse windows” are approximate 6-week periods that start two weeks prior to an eclipse and last for two weeks after the eclipse. And because solar and lunar eclipses take place in tandem – one follows the other – the two week period between a solar and lunar eclipse, plus the two two-week periods before and after add up to a total of six weeks. That said, we are now experiencing the October 2014 waxing phase of the now-in-place open lunar-solar eclipse window. Can you feel it?

Eclipse-moon-start-total-wideSAnd for those who might be interested in finding out more about the astronomy and of this magnificent celestial event, you might check out this link: or just Google the event yourself on the wildly informative Internet. You will find doomsday prophecies are there, as well as plenty of good astronomical information and graphics.

Good luck and may the eclipse window open your heart and soothe your soul. Onward Cosmic Travelers. Blessings, peace and starlight…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) Hot-button topics and issues of personal emotion versus other people’s perspectives and experience pop up all over this week. The upcoming lunar eclipse in Aries-Libra heralds several super-intense and powerful opportunities to show others who you really are. Snap, crackle, pop! You have changed. Energy is catchy; words and thoughts manifest feelings, feelings fuel action. Be cautious, aware and responsible.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) You may receive subtle, somewhat mixed messages from or regarding others this week as the Moon waxes toward the Oct 8th Full Moon lunar eclipse. While your first reaction to the confusion may be annoyance, anger or angst, stellar wisdom advises and favors positions of emotional detachment and calm compassion. A champion of the long haul, the Bull often wins via patience, practice and perseverance. You got it!

Gemini (May 20-June 20) With the eclipse window open wide, why not let in a big dose of cosmically charged, clean, fresh air? Epiphanies and breakthroughs come when we are out of comfort zones and exposed to new, unusual data, input and experience. And so be it, you are there. Threads of intention and desire weave fabrics of visionary hopes and dreams. Tap the deep wells of heart and soul as you explore, create, discover and manifest.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Wildcat Uranus, the Great Awakener, plays a starring role in the celestial message of this week’s total lunar eclipse. Taking place in the Aries-Libra polarity – both fellow cardinal signs – Moonchildren are destined to see a kaleidoscopic spectrum of potential and possibility glisten and glow before them. The road of life beckons with change and choices. Balance equations and facts until your heart knows what to do.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Courage, creativity and convictions are favored this week as generous, jovial, good luck planet Jupiter in Leo trines masculine Mars in Sagittarius, combining good will with heart and desire with right action. In other words, the stars are aligned in your favor. These days are days when you can make significant progress in whatever direction you choose to go. Balance, honesty, equality and inner peace are allies.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) You may feel a bit overwhelmed with the great good fortune you have recently been blessed with. Good news is that it all has to do with what you have done and what you are doing. Life is an equation and all actions generate consequences, it is a physical law. We are returned what we have given. Energy exchanges, including money, occur every second of every day. Keep the goodness flowing and love the ride.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Welcome to one of the most powerful weeks of your celestial year. On Oct. 8th the Libra Sun opposes the Aries Moon in a total Full Moon lunar eclipse, illuminating all matters of heart and soul. Potential for life-changing revelations and shifts in consciousness surround you now as opportunities to complete major life cycles and lessons abounds. Tap inherent desires for serenity, tranquility and equanimity. Focus on inner peace.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) You may feel slightly out-of-synch this week as planets align in the celestial aspect of a total full Moon lunar eclipse. Make sure you get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself – physically, mentally, emotionally. Too much work or too much party simply won’t give you the results you need now. In the meantime, tap into the miraculous world of spirit and test out the magic of meditation and prayer.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Get-up-and-go Mars in your sign continues to charge the air and ethers around you with motivation and desire. Are you channeling and directing its magical, masculine power in ways that affect you, others and the world in beneficial, benevolent ways? Take a look at the conditions and circumstances of your life and relationships. How can you improve them? It’s up to you, and the time is now. Go for the good!

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Venus, the mythic goddess of love and beauty, forms a tight square to provocative Pluto in your sign as the Sun and Moon oppose each other in one of the year’s most powerful lunations. This translates as a week of great choice and challenge, a time when you will actually feel the force and power of the cosmos. Tap into your natural feminine, invoke the goddess within and let the love flow. Beauty and grace, let it be so.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Radical revolutionary Uranus, your modern planetary ruler, opposes the Sun and conjuncts the Moon shortly before the advent of the Oct. 8th total lunar eclipse, adding import to impact in a week of great activity and accomplishment. Prepare yourself for a battery of sudden choices and decisions, as factors and conditions change and transform. In the face of chaos, remain calm and rise to the occasion.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) You may feel like the observer, audience or advisor rather that the advocate, actor or player this week as a total lunar eclipse opens the cosmic door on a variety of positions and possibilities involving others. Good news is that you are calmly prepared to support and assist in whatever comes your way. Compassion and healing are themes, and you are blessed with the gifts that help and heal.

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



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