ALACAZEM 2014.12.11

ALACAZEM 2014.12.11

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

outer space planets earth 1920x1080 wallpaper_www.wallpaperto.com_78Here we are, December 12, 2014. The world turns on its axis and revolves around the Sun, each revolution taking a little more than 365 days. From space the Earth looks like a giant Christmas ball hanging in a sea of twinkling lights. 117932143__363088bAt night, we see bright patterns of electric light illuminating cities and settlements around the globe, the power pulse of civilization. By day, we see a beautiful blue planet, painted with shades of green, brown, orange and wispy white.

earth-from-space-wallpaperAt times I find it hard to imagine the ever-expanding cosmos and our relative insignificance in it all. At other times, the cosmos itself seems insignificant, and I experience my human life and time here all-consuming. I understand I am my own center of the Universe – with people and places orbiting around me – and yet I know that is far from Truth.

Spats with spouses, family feuds and failed friendships are part and parcel of life. So are wildly exciting times, ecstatic experiences, loving relationships and miraculous periods of blissful inner peace. Gratitude is the path to grace and humility reminds us of our humanness. We all struggle and suffer, win and lose, seek and discover, live and learn as the winding road of life takes us on our journey. Destiny and fate, luck and chance challenge us along the way. We come and go in a wink and ultimately, it’s all a Great Mystery.

uranusplutoThis week, on December 14th @ 11:13 pm MST, we experience the sixth of seven exact Uranus-Pluto squares taking place between June 2012 to March 2015. Uranus is the planet of revolutionary uprising, freedom and cataclysmic change. Pluto is the planet of evolutionary, metamorphic transformation. Uranus is sudden, rapid-fire and radical while Pluto is seething, secretive, ruthless and supreme. Both are extreme. When Uranus and Pluto come in contact, the effects are shocking, unpredictable, deeply emotional and psychologically intense. It’s a war dance between the ego and the soul, the personal and global.

Uranus-PlutoBottom line: We can expect personal epiphanies and collective catharsis as an ongoing process of evolutionary change – of course we are already seeing and feeling it internally and externally everywhere and in everyone – as we awaken to our own inner self and soul in light of the Power that ultimately rules life and death, gives and takes away, destroys and creates.

Blessings and peace. May we find a path of light in the darkest night, a shelter in the storm. Buena suerte y vaya con la diosa.


Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) As Venus enters Capricorn you may feel a bit more serious and practical about financial spending and indulgence in general. Can it be true that you are growing older and wiser? Aries loves a thrill, however! These last few years of Uranus in your sign has taught you the value of restraint and perseverance, doing the next right thing and reaping the rewards of good, grounded behavior. Keep it up!

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) With the new addition of ginormous Jupiter retrograde in Leo – your solar 4th house of home and family – you may find great pleasure and reward very close to home. Returning to an old state of being or getting together with friends and people from the past expands your world and opens your heart. Take a good look around you and see the light of love and joy all around you. Stay the course, follow your heart.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) The big news this week comes by way of the sixth of seven exact Uranus-Pluto squares. Hold on to your hats and let the winds of change blow out the old and bring in the new. No doubt it is challenging to accept dramatic, revolutionary change. However, change is the only constant and making peace with the rolling – and sometimes raging – river is where it’s at. Embrace spirit and let the love flow.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) A powerful shift of the ages is taking place, no matter how major or subtle the tremors. Still water runs deep and ripples on the surface often indicate great movement below. Keep your eyes on the changing winds and rising tides. This week is packed with power and potential for breakthrough. Identify what you need to purge and let go of in order to fulfill deeper desires. And then make a practice of letting it go.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Giant planet Jupiter goes retrograde in Leo this week, awarding you with the fabulous opportunity to rethink and review actions and behaviors over the last several months. As you continue to expand and grow into bigger shoes and bank accounts, remember the art of conservation and focus. Planetary powers support and encourage self-responsibility, independence and self-discipline. Keep it up.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) As the world turns, your life is gradually shape-shifting into a new normal. Years of struggle, confusion and questioning yourself and your actions are coming to a close. A shimmering, sparkling road lies ahead and all you need is a positive attitude combined with a daily spiritual practice of good intention and right action. This week, watch the stars shake and lions roar as cosmic consciousness awakens. Have fun!

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) The challenges and changes that have come to you via others – their struggles and strife rather than your own – over the last few years comes into sharp focus this week as the sixth of seven exact Uranus-Pluto squares brings you face to face with themes and issues of personal freedom, responsibility and acceptance. Let go of attempting to “help” others become how or who you want them to be. Just live free.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Planetary shifts from Sagittarius into Capricorn dampen the fire and settle the flame to a more consistent, conservative glow. As the holiday season marches on, you may feel a strong desire to communicate thoughts and ideas. Others may agree or disagree with you, but neither one matters. It’s all about sharing, listening, thinking and processing. Enlightenment comes via relaxing in the moment. Go for it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Ruler Jupiter goes retrograde in fellow fire-sign Leo this week, slowing the pace and turning you toward the home and comfort of spirit. Heartfelt emotions emerge in tandem with rising global tides as you awaken to the true interconnectedness of all beings and life on Earth. You can see and feel the pulse of the cosmos; stars shimmer and sunsets embrace you with their beauty. Gratitude is the road to grace. Be graceful.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Rodeo rides and rising tides come to those who follow the road less traveled. Always one to stay on the more conservative, tested and trialed path, the radical twists and turns of the last few years have taught you how to navigate even the roughest of roads. Now schooled and skilled, you are prepared to win the race and reap the benefits of your efforts. Stay the course, keep the pace and rest when you need to.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Destinations reached and responsibilities fulfilled, you may find yourself upon the brink of a new and exciting season of possibility and potential. Your mind is full of ideas while your heart is filled with gratitude. Humility and compassion are strong and trusted allies now, make sure you don’t leave them behind as you ride that high horse to your dreams. Use spirit as a guide as you travel, it will never let you down.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) A happy, humanitarian approach to your closest relatives and relationships this holiday season aids and assists you in everything you do. Others find your cheery disposition and warm heart deeply comforting and downright profound. Using this on even those who annoy you is amazing; it’s a magic wand of joy and grace. Also know that you are highly talented and skilled here. Share the bounty and beauty.

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




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