February 16 to 23, 2012
Visible Planets: Morning: Mars and Saturn Evening: Venus and Jupiter
The sense of belonging, the feeling of comfort, the familiar kitchen sink and rose-colored antique stove. My bunkhouse sanctuary, the Guadalupes, Lise’s memorial wreath. My own bed, the crackling fire, the melting snow; even the mud feels sweet. How silly we are, we humans. Our emotions and feelings, our perceptions and thoughts. The mind, the body, the heart. The soul and spirit.
Here we are on planet Earth, walking and talking, living and breathing. I can travel the world and see the magic of it all; the Great Mother lives not only in the sparkling seas and the crashing waves of Mexico, but also in the mighty mountains and glimmering snows of Colorado. I feel her embrace wherever I go; the breeze is her breath; the sounds of nature, her voice.
I express my gratitude often because I feel it. I know I am blessed to be alive here in this world of wealth and abundance, in an expanding Universe of unlimited potential and possibility. Stars beckon and moonbeams enchant, sunlight illuminates and rainbows shimmer.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Mercury, ancient messenger of the gods, plays both maverick and magician as it moves into dreamy Pisces to join the Sun and Neptune. Life is sending you signals via coincidence and synchronicity. Pay attention to signs and omens, your dreams and what others have to say. If you hear the same thing from many sources, it’s divine. Surrender and prayer are allies.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Benevolent, good-luck planet Jupiter in Taurus has been showering you with abundance and joy now for many moons – even in these rather tough economic times. You know how to make ends meet and make the most out of what you have. Now that others see the wisdom of your ways, be gracious and kind. Get out with friends and share the wealth. It’s fun!
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The Sun’s entrance into Pisces followed by an early degree new Moon sets the stage for powerful new beginnings regarding achievement. In the words of world champ Muhammad Ali, “what you can conceive, you can achieve.” Identify your most cherished hopes and dreams, dedicate time each day in their creation and experience the magic of manifestation.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A recent power play in a personal or professional relationship or struggle involving a loved one may have left you feeling confused and/or abused. Whatever the manifestation, seek guidance and enlightenment via spiritual philosophies and/or practitioners. Ask friends for references; as a natural intuitive, you can ‘feel’ who and what is best and will help the most.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Spiritually enlightened breakthroughs continue as planetary emphasis in the most spiritually charged sectors of your solar chart open doors to the invisible and divine. Living here on Earth and embracing the beauty, mystery and magic of the ineffable is what it’s all about. Share your wonder with the world via creative work. Go deep, and enjoy the depths.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
As the Sun moves into opposite Pisces to join mental Mercury and numinous Neptune, you may be poignantly aware of the status and condition of your most cherished and committed relationships. How are you showing up for others? If you have a problem or issue with another, it’s appropriate to look only at yourself. Change what you can about you.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
Mental Mercury gives a hand to those seeking enlightenment and inner peace via compassion and forgiveness. Random acts of kindness, meditation and prayer put you on a path of heart. Cultivate a daily practice and maintain it. Surrender ego to the cosmos and get in synch with the Universe as you walk your talk and accept responsibility for your actions.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The Pisces zodiac month fans the flames of love for the Scorpion, and fire under water creates steam. Relax and enjoy life in all its beauty and grandeur; you need not limit romance to people and relationships, it’s everywhere! Living clean and maintaining the sobriety of a warrior – an impeccable spirit – guarantees success. Laughter and joy are allies. Enjoy!
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Home life is the best life now that the Sun has moved into your solar 4th house of the personal and emotional. Nurture yourself as you would nurture a child, self care is where it’s at! We must love and forgive ourselves before we can love and forgive others. In order to have a healthy and fulfilling life, we must have inner peace. Practice forgiveness.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
A fresh new Moon in compassionate Pisces encourages a path of loving kindness and empathetic understanding. Do your best to accept others as they are and focus on changing what you can in yourself rather than the world. You are being asked to go deeper and discover soul-based fears and behaviors regarding survival. Observe intuitive feelings for clues.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
As your birthday month draws to a close, take a good look at your personal life and relationships. What can you do to make your life better, happier and more productive? Do you have talents and abilities that you are not using to create? The Pisces zodiac month is about responsibility, self-reliance and efficiency. Initiate programs of self-fueled action.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
The Sun moves into Pisces on Feb. 18th and heralds your annual cycle of rebirth and renewal. Take your time and take it easy as you begin the solar year. With Mars and Saturn retrograde, you may find yourself focusing and finishing longstanding projects of personal importance and achievement. Creative self-expression is a must. Create and express!
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.