ALACAZEM 2015.01.29

ALACAZEM 2015.01.29

January 29 to February 5, 2015  Visible planets: Morning: Jupiter, Saturn  Evening: Venus, Mars

Revive, revitalize, recover, recuperate, rejuvenate, regenerate, refresh, recharge, replenish, reactivate, redesign, redefine, reassess, reorganize, research, remember, return…

Sagittarius1Periods of Mercury retrograde are actually some of my most productive times of the year. Instead of dread and drudgery, thinking nothing will work out the way I want it to, that all projects I start are doomed to failure, and that I might as well throw the towel in and do nothing, I find myself feeling it’s time to take a break, relax and look around me. God and country knows I have plenty of creative messes, unruly closets and drawers that need to be gone through, straightened up and reorganized. It’s time to gather up some empty boxes and prune the bush – give away, donate or discard what is no longer being used or needs a new home. There are so many things I “never have time for” and shove to the back of the desk, put on the shelf and then forget about, caught up in life’s perpetual merry-go-round of daily chores, family responsibilities and economic imperatives.

Mercury-On January 21st at 8:54 am MST planet Mercury, fleet-footed messenger of the gods, went retrograde at 17° Aquarius. The only other planet retrograde at that time was jovial Jupiter – king of kings and god of gods – the largest planet in our solar system, awarding this particular period of Mercury retrograde with the good luck and good fortune that the “Greater Benefic” is famous for. Also of note is the happy sextile aspect of hard-working Saturn in Sagittarius to mentally talented, magically inclined Mercury in early Aquarius during the first half of February. This adds a good dose of inspired self-discipline and realistic enlightenment to the pot. We can see further and work harder, utilizing the unique abilities of practical application and mechanical organization in the process of resurrecting and redirecting our individual selves and lives. It’s an auspicious time to reconnect with and redefine our most cherished hopes and dreams, refresh our feelings and recover our light.

broomSo, why not get down and dirty, clean those closets and reorganize those messes? Go through lists, discard old paperwork, work on tax prep, hem those Levi’s and repair what needs to be repaired. Focus on what you have already started, left undone and needs to be finished. Think about all those words that begin with the prefix “re” and pick some out that apply specifically to you and your current situation. Which ones attract and compel you? And if you’re really lucky, take that break you’ve wanted to take forever. Rest, relax and revitalize – body, soul and spirit. Take good care of you. The time is now, the stars are in favor, and it’s an energetically perfect time for regeneration and recovery. Take it easy. Good luck!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) As we wax our way toward the Feb. 3rd Leo-Aquarius full Moon, you may feel your heart swell with the magnificent magic of universal love. The uplifting power of hope combines with the fuel of inspiration as you experience the dynamic results of positive interactions with people whom you share common interest and dreams. Keep one foot firm in a daily practice of spiritual wellness. Otherwise, you may get lost.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) With the Sun and Mercury in air Aquarius and several planets in watery Pisces, you may feel as if you are floating in a somewhat dreamlike reality. In some cases, the lines between form and formlessness seem to merge. You can see the eternal oneness of all creation, and yet, you remain quite clear about personal boundaries and values. Relax and rest as you review life goals and aspirations. Take it easy. No pressure or stress.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) The Leo-Aquarius full Moon is one of the year’s most popular “party” Moons as individual and collective hearts face off in a dance of love and camaraderie. If you feel like staying home this week, rethink it. Perhaps it’s time to get out and about, meet up with friends and celebrate life. And with Mercury and Jupiter retrograde, everything with the prefix “re” is favored. Reconnect, return, resume, revisit and restore.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) Revive, revitalize, recover and rejuvenate are just a few “re” words that fit for Moonchildren this week. As you move up to and through the advent of the Leo-Aquarius full Moon, take time to review the amazingly important part you play in your own life. Self-love and personal responsibility are staunch allies on the journey. Treat yourself like a queen or king as you celebrate the joy and magic of the now.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Take some time to rest and relax prior to this week’s Leo-Aquarius “party” Moon. And don’t beat yourself up if you decide to stay home, dine in or invite friends over rather than go out. The uplifting trine of electric Uranus to Jupiter and the Moon in Leo promises excitement, no matter where you are, so just follow your heart and go with the flow. Relationships deepen via compassion and kindness. Be sweet!

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) With a posse of planets in sentimental Pisces, you may feel like rounding up a few of your good old pals or old loves – not necessarily people – and revisit some or your old haunts and happy memories. You may find great joy in companionship now and seek out someone to share your time and life. If you’re in a committed relationship, remember why you fell in love, embrace your partner and share feelings of gratitude and grace. Enjoy the bounty!

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 21) The illuminating light and uplifting energy of air Aquarius perennially opens the heart and inspires the spirit of sweet and loving Libras. And this year, you awaken to golden treasure as electric Uranus casts divine sparks upon the creative fires smoldering within. With ruler Venus, Mars and Neptune in Pisces, it’s the perfect time to reassess your hopes, dreams and visions. Enjoy the hot creative fires.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) It’s the perfect time to revitalize, rejuvenate and regenerate body, soul and spirit via good rest and peaceful relaxation. Find a quiet, private place at home and make it your sacred space. Honor the gift of life and feel the grace of gratitude. Cultivate inner serenity via prayer and meditation. Accept the great mystery of death exactly as it is: a great mystery. Feel the magic of love in your heart and share it with the world.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Fire and air combust in a solar-lunar dance of love and light as the Leo Moon opposes the Aquarius Sun, igniting desire and fueling action. Happy trines from Uranus and Jupiter to Sagittarius favor social activities and spiritual pursuit. Good news is that you can find it all close to home. Long trips and travel may just be a wild goose chase on a runaway train. Take a good look around, the answers lie within.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) You may feel slightly out-of-synch or out-of-tune with people, places and things as the Moon and Sun move toward their Feb. 3rd opposition. No worries, it’s exactly as it should be. Everything has a season and a reason, acceptance is the answer and personal responsibility is a golden tool of freedom. Identify your part in every play and liberate yourself from anger and resentment. It’s all about choice. Choose joy.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Big times and happy smiles come knocking at your door as the Aquarius birthday month marches on. And this week the Leo-Aquarius full Moon promises plenty of social activity and romantic or financial opportunity. Keep your mind and heart open as you travel a road less traveled. Old friends and acquaintances may pop up along the way to catch up, listen to your stories and share some of theirs. Have fun.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) With a veritable posse of planets in Pisces – including love and money planet Venus  – you may feel like the sweet-hearted leader of a rather raucous gang. Good news is that it’s all in fun. Enjoy the menagerie as you tap into invisible forces, spirit guides and guardian angels. The Aquarius zodiac month is one of Piscean gestation, a time to regenerate and recharge. Take it easy, rest and prepare for rebirth.

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








No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.