ALACAZEM 2014.10.23

ALACAZEM 2014.10.23

October 23 to 30, 2014    Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter    Evening: Mars, Saturn

bunkhouse Yesterday I was overwhelmed by the amazing, awesome power and beauty of the Mother Earth. I had worked most of the day inside, well aware that Indian Summer was blazing outside. Days so precious; no wind, warm, warm sunshine and blue, blue skies, glowing yellow cottonwoods and shimmering aspen, the oaks now orange and crimson. The grass surrounding our house is still green, green, green, but the leaves are starting to fall, covering the walkways golden.

Around 4:30 pm, I came out of our bunkhouse and took in the magnificent day. There was something funny about the light. And then I realized, the Sun was in partial eclipse. The light was magical eclipse light, light that is only present when the Sun is being partially eclipsed by the Moon.

Fortunately, due to unusual circumstance, I was with Nancy, a longtime girlfriend and fellow astrologer. We remembered that yes, the eclipse was happening right then and there. Suddenly my husband Richard showed up with our three dogs from their late afternoon walk. He suggested we take a look through one of his welding helmets. Yippee! I had forgotten all about the helmets.

imagesStanding outside his shop, looking west, with welding helmets on our heads, we were able to see the partially eclipsing Sun. Whoppee! Fun. The Moon had taken a big bite out of the bright, bright, brilliant disc of the Sun. We watched for a while, and saw what we wanted to see, and then let it be, eclipse light shining oblique sunrays across the mesa.

I can’t explain how I feel during an eclipse. I always wonder if others feel as I do, or at least something close. I flash on all the eons of human starwatching, stargazing and starlore. Centuries of watching the Sun and Moon eclipse. As an astrologer, I know that solar eclipses are especially powerful new Moons, when the three billion megawatts of electromagnetic energy emitted from the Sun to Earth each day is temporarily disrupted, intercepted by the Moon. Gravitational pulls increase, old matrices dissolve and new pathways open.

sunflower girls2Today I am walking a new walk, seeing a new Earth. Yesterday I could feel and breathe the Mother. I saw her magnificent beauty, her feminine wisdom, her fertile abundance. Nurtured and held tight by her powerful gravitational pull, I am home. The fields yesterday were like a beautiful blonde, with streaks of ashe and amber, platinum and strawberry. The sky ablaze with red, orange and purple, behind my summertime girlfriend sunflowers, kissed me with its grandeur and grace.

Sweet home Colorado. May we be blessed with peace, happiness and prosperity. Y vaya con la diosa…con el amor y corazon de la Tierra Madre.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) Relationships, relationships, relationships! The recent lunar eclipse and this week’s solar eclipse shout out loud when it comes to the way you pair, share, interact and live with others. Whether it is a lover, friend, sister, brother, co-worker, boss or teammate, the stars align for major and powerful new beginnings. Old patterns are broken in the light of truth and you are free to be authentically you. Stay in the light.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) As partners, mates and relationships with significant others have been center-stage for months and months, you may find little surprise that the trend continues. The good news is that you are embarking upon fresh territory and new ground. But first, you must be willing to offer up old ways of being and behaving. The primal choice between light and dark, love and fear rules the outcome. Trust in love.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) The Oct. 23rd partial solar eclipse takes place in your solar 6th house of health, work and service. This translates as a powerful new beginning in how you relate to and take care of others, as well as how you relate to and take care of you. Balance is the key here, but out-of-your-control demands may mandate a period of personal sacrifice. Good news is, you are willing. Just make sure you have a good place to sleep.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Another eclipse rolls across the heavens and Moonchildren may find electromagnetic magic lurking amidst the powerful, etheric emanations of the cosmos if they try. Scorpio energy stirs both soul and spirit as falling leaves whirl and swirl. It is imperative to tap into and feel your heart now. Find a peaceful, quiet space and breathe in the breath of spirit. Exhale. Again and again. You are here. Listen.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Stick to home and family this week as the Sun and Moon conjoin in seductive Scorpio, your solar 4th house of personal security and emotional well-being. Domestic environment and the foundations upon which you have built and are building your life take priority now. It feels good to clean up, organize, discard and improve your living space. Amazing. Love, faith and truth are allies. Embrace them all.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) Welcome to a new era and new life. Your personal world has changed dramatically and gotten quite busy, but it’s all good. The most important part now is efficient and effective time and money management. Make sure you are dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. Pay bills, organize closets, discard what you no longer need or want. Financial partnerships are favored now. Maintain focus and stay on the path.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) The October 8th lunar eclipse in Libra stands as a milestone of awakening and illumination regarding the amazing, important part you play in your own life. You may have always been the “go to” family person or friend when others needed help and advice – after all, you’re so good at it! – but now you know better. Living well, with compassion and honesty, you must now focus on self-responsibility. Practice the art.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Wow! Welcome to a week of deep, inner cleansing and soul awakening. Angels and spirits have gathered in force to christen a new era of personal growth and happiness. Love is the answer when it comes to yourself and others, and how you treat others is the key to your success. It’s time to sacrifice the illusion of fear and danger on the altar of evolution, embrace the light of spirit and choose joy.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) You may find yourself battling the demons of fear and doubt, anger and resentment as the Sun and Moon conjunct in secretive Scorpio on October 23rd. Wear your armor, but lay down your swords. It’s time to let go of darkness and walk in the light. Truth, honesty, compassion and forgiveness of self and others are the keys to living a happy, healthy life. There is no other way. See the stars, connect with the cosmos.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Scorpio represents the liberating, transformative quality of death. In order to birth a new order or form, we must first be willing to let go of the old ones. Of course, it isn’t easy to throw away or abolish what we have worked so hard and long to manifest. But now, it’s imperative and will take place whether you like it or not. Evolution is the name of this game and it’s all about willingness. Just be willing to embrace what comes.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) You may find yourself suddenly awakened to a new way of rulership and resource management as a powerful pack of planets aligns in your solar 10th house of career goals and accomplishments. Eclipse energy has broadened your perspective and enlightened your awareness regarding others. You now realize the impact of your behavior regarding productivity and success. Keep up the good work. Let it flow.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Ruler Neptune in Pisces forms exact trines to Venus, the Sun and feminine asteroid Pallas Athena in the days following the October 23rd Scorpio solar eclipse. This translates as a time of heightened intuition, creativity and productivity regarding personal dreams and desires. You can do both the inner and outer work; balancing spiritual with material and relaxation with accomplishment. Enjoy the joy of life!

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



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