ALACAZEM 2014.11.20

ALACAZEM 2014.11.20

November 20 to 27, 2014     Visible planets: Morning: Mercury, Jupiter   Evening: Mars

Sagittarius1A fresh new Moon in the early degrees of inspirational Sagittarius on November 22nd sets the tone for this Thanksgiving week and entire holiday season. As the ninth sign of the tropical zodiac, and last – therefore most evolved – fire sign, Sagittarius represents the energy of spirit, the rather elusive and yet all pervasive energy of divine cosmic consciousness.

milky way tetonsIn its quest to discover, experience and understand, the Sagittarian Archer explores the furthest reaches of the cosmos, tapping into higher mind and higher self along the way. By the time we get to Sagittarius, we have traveled the primal lands of ego and self [Aries], learned to survive [Taurus], think and communicate [Gemini], feel and fear [Cancer], love and create [Leo], analyze and improve [Virgo], share and pair [Libra]. And then we come to the seductive, intriguing territory of the soul [Scorpio]. It is here we feel our deepest passions and face our deepest fears. We are seduced by sexual desire and the instinctive urge to merge with something or someone magnetically attractive or mysteriously powerful. Scorpio1It is here obsession and compulsion show up. We discover our own inherent vulnerability and awaken to the art of war. In a battle of wills, the ego must lay down its arms and surrender to death, the inevitable destiny of birth. And it is here, in letting go of whatever we so strongly hold onto, that we are transformed. Birth, death and rebirth – the Scorpio archetype – the metaphysical, metamorphic process of evolutionary change.

spacepinkThe center of our Milky Way Galaxy lies at 28 degrees Sagittarius. The Archer aims his arrow at this target, shooting for the stars. It is in Sagittarius we rise above the Mother Earth and see our beautiful, blue planet in its poignant grace and vulnerability. We see the rivers and mountains, vast oceans and deserts, green forests and fertile valleys as the Sun illuminates day. At night shimmering, sparkling cities trace the size and shape of human civilizations. Further out, we encounter comets and asteroids, planets and stars. We are cosmic travelers, seeking knowledge, enlightenment and truth.

Happy Thanksgiving week. May your holiday be blessed with gratitude and your journey illuminated by starlight. Peace, love and joy.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) As the Sun moves from secretive, seductive Scorpio into philanthropic Sagittarius, you may feel more optimistic and hopeful than you have in months. Gratitude is a powerful ally now. The more often you tap into it, the happier and healthier you will be. The trick is in keeping it all in balance, remaining realistic amidst the many options, possibilities and visions for the future that glimmer before you. Easy does it.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) Motivational Mars in your solar 5th house of personal creativity and recreational activity may inspire you to craft presents, decorate for the holidays or otherwise express your inherent artistic talents. In the very least, you will feel rather romantic and childlike. Be sure to take some time to have fun and be with people you like. It’s the time of year to be thankful and, after all, you have so much to be thankful for!

Gemini (May 20-June 20) With love-planet Venus and the life-spirit Sun now in your solar 7th house of partnership and marriage, you may find yourself having fun with and enjoying the company of those with whom you are closest. It’s a great time to negotiate, discuss, compromise or work out agreements with people you live or work with. We have to let others know how we feel and what we need. Enlighten and encourage trust and faith.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Man-and-war planet Mars in your solar 7th house of partnership may light the fire when it comes to others now. You may experience the wrath or anger of something or someone close, calm the storm and keep the peace. In another scenario, people stimulate, motivate and inspire you. The main thing is accepting personal responsibility for yourself and your life. Work on self-improvement and reap the rewards.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) While you may still be thinking about what’s going on inside hearth and home, the real fun is waiting out and about. Thanksgiving week marks the beginning of the holiday season and a time of loving and giving – two of your favorite things! Count your blessings and make the peace with those whom you might have upset or hurt. Forgiveness is the key to happiness, serenity and emotional freedom. Share the wealth.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22)As the Sun enters fiery Sagittarius, your solar 4th house of the home and family, you may feel inspired to expand, explore or express your gratitude when it comes to parents, children, brothers and sisters. In the very least, you will find great comfort and inspiration close to home and hearth. Love and romance motivate and get you up and out. Refrain from negative thinking and focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) You may feel more curious than you have in weeks and, as a result, crave good, intelligent conversation, information and ideas. Good things come to those who explore libraries, cultural events and the shimmering world outside your door. Check out the neighborhood, make contact with friends, go shopping. With the holidays on the horizon, let your creative mind and artistic heart have fun.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 20) With your mind stuck on daily agendas, responsibilities and personal obligations, you may have lost track of what others are feeling and thinking. It’s never too late to reach out and connect with the people you love, all you have to do is do it! Be kind to yourself first and recognize just how important that is. The last few years have been tough, but you have learned so much.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Your happy birthday month begins this year just past midnight on Nov. 22, when the Sun moves into Sagittarius. Take a deep breath as your new solar year begins and give honor to the day you took your first one. The chances of human incarnation are one in a billion. Life is a miracle. And so is all organic life on our home planet Earth. Gratitude is the crown jewel in the Thanksgiving crown, and you are it! It’s up to you.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) As motivator Mars moves through the late degrees of Capricorn, take a look at what you have accomplished over the last few weeks and honor the work. Physical energy should be good and strong, channel it in positive, productive ways. Also be sure to get outside, walk, exercise – whatever it takes – otherwise you may get cranky, angry or frustrated and take it out on others. And that’s the last thing you want to do.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) As the last days of zodiac Scorpio come to pass, you may feel a lessening of pressure regarding professional demands and responsibilities. Hallelujah! A summer of intense work and accomplishment, followed by a very busy autumn, is now winding down. But it’s not over yet; there is still plenty to do. Job security continues but you can see light at the end of the tunnel. Count your blessings, have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Mental Mercury in your solar 9th house of the higher mind and self stimulates philanthropic thoughts and spiritual aspirations. Seek out teachings and texts that inspire and uplift you. Metaphysics, quantum physics or other “out there” possibilities may beckon discovery or call to you in some way. Explore new territory spiritually and intellectually as the holiday season approaches. Give thanks for love and 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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