By Cynthia Hansen Zehm
September 25 to October 2, 2008

Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn
Evening: Venus, Mars and Jupiter
Autumn has arrived, and with it comes the poignant beauty and delicate grandeur of seasonal change. Shimmering, golden aspen and crimson oak flutter in the cool, morning breeze. Days are warm and luscious. Maxfield Parish sunsets paint the celestial canvas turquoise and showcase Venus in twilight, low, above the western horizon, while brilliant Jupiter glows high in the southeast as the night’s preeminent evening star. We are enveloped in the gratitude and grace of Indian Summer amidst the magnificent beauty of Colorado. Astrologically, the Sun has entered Libra and will form the conjunction aspect of a New Moon in that sign on September 29th at 2:12 a.m. MDT. It’s time to prepare for the lunar cycle of sharing and pairing, relationship and commitment. Keep your eyes and heart open, the love of your life may be coming to a town near you! Mercury, planet of travel and communication, went retrograde on September 24th. Focus on wrapping up, finishing and returning to what you’ve already started rather than beginning something new. Take it easy, relax and enjoy the seasonal beauty and its abundant blessings. Happy New Moon!


By Cynthia Hansen Zehm
September 18 to 25, 2008

Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn from the 22nd
Evening: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter

CzrzdevilstowerIn 1970, just out of high school, Denver-born Cynthia Hansen Zehm decided to visit the Southwest corner of the state. The incredible beauty of the Telluride region called her and she moved to town in 1977.

When she first moved to Telluride, Cynthia opened a store right above the current location of the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon. The Ritzy Gypsy sold her hand-made leather clothes and consignment from other local fibroids.

Cynthia met her husband Richard, a wild man skier from California, and the two built a house on Hastings Mesa.