ALACAZEM 2015.05.14

ALACAZEM 2015.05.14

May 14 to 21, 2015   Visible planets: Morning: Saturn   Evening: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter

MercRxThis week we are graced with the advent of a May 17th late degree Taurus New Moon, followed the next day by a Mercury station retrograde in mid-degree Gemini. This translates as a three-week period that favors attending to things we have already started, rather than initiating new ones. You know, those things that have fallen by the wayside or been temporarily abandoned, things we may not really have to do, but would benefit greatly by doing?

Yes, we all have them. The messy closet, the garden that needs to get planted, the guest room that looks more like a staging area than a place to sleep, an artistic or literary project that needs work and completion or perhaps those income taxes that didn’t get finished and are now under extension. Or how about making contact with the people and relatives you think about but haven’t talked to in ages? Writing those letters, sending those cards? Cleaning the garage or basement, recycling or getting rid of clothes and clutter you no longer use or need? Preparing for that yard sale. Whoever we are, whatever we do, there are always plenty of things we have started and would like to finish.

Vintage_Housewife_by_Gr8tnursAnd after all, it’s spring and time for the annual ritual of spring cleaning. What better time to do it than under the favorable auspices of the planets? Taurus-Gemini interface, the strategy is to be clever but practical, mentally astute and inventive yet physically and materially realistic. Using our brains to come up with inventive ways and means to do what we need to do [Gemini] and then sticking with it [Taurus] – be a finisher! – is what the stars encourage us to do now. Stick to the basics and get the job done. One thing and one day at a time; methodical, persistent and patient.

Good luck and may the next three weeks deliver plenty of opportunities to finish what we’ve started. Happy trails!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) Love, beauty and money planet Venus is busy this week opening hearts, smoothing edges and, in the process, challenging egos. The who and what of relationships is bound to be a big part of your week. Take note of where you might be more sensitive, patient and co-creative as well as less selfish, self-centered, judgmental and demanding. Life is a work in progress and it’s time to work via self-reflection.

Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) A sensual, seductive New Moon in late degree Taurus awards you with another chance to chart a physically rewarding, emotionally balanced personal lunar month. While things may still feel unsettled and somewhat mysterious regarding relationships, the most effective and rewarding approach is to keep communicating. Do your best and forget the rest. Get out and explore what inspires and excites you.

Gemini (May 20-June 20) As Mercury, the Twins ruling planet, enters a three-week period of retrograde in your sign this week, pay close attention to what’s going on inside your heart and head. How do your internal dialogs affect your physical and emotional well-being? Recognize the difference between escape and denial, healthy self-esteem and illusions of grandeur. Open your heart to compassion and loving-kindness. Enjoy the joy of life and breath.

Cancer (June 20-July 22) A fresh New Moon in late degree Taurus inspires artistic, creative ideas and inventive projects. Something you’ve dreamed about long and hard is now coming to fruition. Funny how the manifestation of a dream often falls short of our idealistic expectation. And it is usually more work! But, c’est la vie. Such is life. Spend time enjoying what you have, take it easy when you can and breathe deep. Health is wealth!

Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) A rather intriguing lunation takes place on May 17th as the Sun and Moon conjoin in late degree Taurus. Jovial giant Jupiter also joins force with feminine asteroid Juno in Leo as well, portending a week of enhanced romance and expansive opportunity regarding relationship in general. A soft, sweet approach is best now, be sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of others. Reconnect with friends. Seek out wise counsel.

Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) Motivator Mars moves into Gemini and Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini this week, adding up to a big dose of career reevaluation, revision and review. Whatever you’ve been working on or attempting to change regarding professional life and social status may have to be put on hold for a few weeks. At the very least, recognize the value of patience. Lunar light illuminates spiritual paths and callings. Take the high road.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) Beautiful, evocative Venus, co-ruler of Taurus and Libra, elevates the senses and seduces you with a week of physical and emotional experience that opens the golden, hidden treasures of heart and soul. Celestial music plays and angels dance as you question reality, challenge past conditioning and awaken to epiphany. Carry a touchstone, maintain a daily practice, and be willing to accept what comes.

Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Dive deep and explore the ocean of emotions and reefs of experience that make up the shape-shifting story of your ever-evolving life. Childhood conditioning, family patterns and default behaviors weave the metaphysical tapestry of who you are today. Reflection in the shimmering mirror of relationship promises great insight and enlightenment. Break the superficial façade and explore what lies beneath.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Mars and Mercury retrograde in fellow mutable-sign Gemini can feel like so much push and pull where others are concerned, you want to run and hide. But, hey now! Isn’t that what you wanted? To be the hero in demand? It’s just that too much busy and too much work make Jack grumpy and Jane, well, see you next Tuesday! Now, is that you? Once again, calm the jets and prune the bush. Learn how to say NO. Again.

Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Another lunar month begins when Taurus Sun and Moon come together in the late evening hours of May 17th. Fresh on the heels of a Jupiter-Juno conjunction the day before, and the retrograde station of Mercury, be prepared for a few weeks of decreasing intensity and lessening stress. Unless you keep trying to charge ahead, come what may. Take time to slow down and live in the present. Seize the day.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) With an enlightening, intellectually uplifting grand air trine, two conjunctions [one fire and one earth] and a steamy water trine in orb this week, along with retrograde Mercury, take everything in stride. And remember, emotions are like the weather: constantly changing. No feeling is final. Embrace each day as it comes, live well and simply do your best. Focus is your inherent gift and ally. Use it wisely.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) A lovely, harmonious trine between Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces opens magical doors and metaphysical dimensions to those willing to relax in the beauty and feel the ethereal, eternal love of the spirits. The capacity to perceive realities beyond the physical plane, the material world, is heightened as your sixth sense kicks in and opens the heart. Mind and soul unite, all is One. Relax and listen, feel and heal.

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.