March 15 to 22, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn Evening: Mars, Venus and Jupiter
I’ve been writing the Alacazem astrology column now for 24 years. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I’ve come up with Sun-sign forecasts and intros for that long – week after week, year after year. Sometimes it flows, and sometimes it doesn’t.
From its first publication in the 1988 Telluride Times weekly newspaper, with Scott Brown and Bob Beer, to Mike Ritchey’s Telluride Today, to Tom Bonifietti and Rosemerry Wahtola [Trommer], Karen Metzer [Bellrose] and eventually Marta Tarbell at the Telluride Times Journal, back to Mike Ritchey and Tony Daranyi – who had by then purchased the Telluride Daily Planet – to Clint and Susan Viebrock’s ‘zazzy’ daily state-of-the-art Telluride Inside & Out - where it’s currently published – Alacazem has traveled from local paper to local paper, Telluride to Taos and back, up and down, all around. I established the Alacazem.com website in 2008, when I was notified by sweet editor Matt Beaudin at the Telluride Daily Planet that the new owner was no longer interested in carrying Alacazem. At the time, I had an email list comprised of people who had read the column in Telluride and moved away, clients, friends, family and others who lived elsewhere and had somehow run across it, tracked me down and requested to be included on the list. The Taos News was publishing Alacazem in their Tempo magazine each week, and I was still writing it. I took a look at my transits and then called Dana Gerhardt – one of my favorite astrologers – and decided to leap into cyberspace. So – voila! – my own website. Self-fueled security! I felt a responsibility to my readers.
Relationships, careers, columns and astrological charts; everything has a life of its own, a vibration, a karma, an energy, a destiny. There is a lot on this earth and in this universe upon which we have no control – and let’s face it – it’s almost everything and everywhere. However, we do have some control over ourselves – theoretically – in what we say, what we do, how we react. I have to find the time to write the words to manifest the column, to look at the stars and planets, to feel the vibes, to ask the cosmos for the permission to co-create. I have control of that. But, what happens when I sit down to write and nothing comes. What’s up with that?
Today I’m happy and healthy, blessed and grateful to be where I am – words or no words. I know the snow is melting and that Spring arrives on March 19th at 11:15 p.m. MDT, when the Sun enters Aries. I accept the fact that some days the words and vibrations come and some days they don’t. I can always tap into my heart and write from the soul. Things constantly change, like the weather, like the seasons. What is fantasy and hyperbole one day can be realistic and common the next. I also know that what one does feeds into what one is, and I’ve heard it said that character is destiny. Here’s to goodness and grace; good character and graceful destiny. Happy Spring Equinox!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Your birthday month and year begin on the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries, March 19th. This go-round, the Universe favors balance and patience, inner peace and outer calm. With revolutionary Uranus in Aires for several more years, destiny awards great good fortune to those who travel a path of consistent, constructive personal change. Happy trails!
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Springtime is like a healing tonic to the Bull. As snows melt and the first fragile flowers of the newborn season pop up to greet the lengthening days, spirits soar. It’s time to look at seeds, touch soil, plan gardens and start starts. There is something both holy and happy about the sunlight now; it feeds and nurtures body and soul. Embrace nature; seize the day.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) All things are lights and we often forget to acknowledge the primal power and importance of our central star, the Sun. Increasingly direct solar rays and lengthening days warm the soil and awaken the soul. Feel your body and follow your heart; look for signs and omens along the way. The Mother Earth is calling you to spirit. Embrace her message and go with it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) The annual cardinal points are important turning points for Moonchildren. Springtime heralds a time of professional and social inventory, assessment and attention. What are you doing to manifest dreams and desires? Do you feel positive and productive in your daily round? Stay vibrantly in the present and focus on right action. It works!
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Uplifting and encouraging, springtime delivers hope and inspiration to the Lion’s den and door. Spirits soar as days grow longer; warming trends ignite action and strong desires to explore and discover direct your path. Pay attention to the journey, enjoy the scenery, see the sights and listen to the sounds; take your time. Haste makes waste, don’t rush the process.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Mercury retrograde favors a return to love and life regarding relationships. Is there something or someone you’d like to reconnect with, revive or resurrect? Take a leisurely stroll through the past via quiet, quality meditation and review. Practice compassion and forgiveness. Self-care is essential to good living and life. Be kind to you.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Spring marks the second half of your solar year, when you move from the personal and internal toward the social and external. Meeting up and sharing with others, considering alternate points of view and getting out and about are themes. You’re traveling through familiar territory and in this go-round, you know what leads where. Follow the map, enjoy the journey.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) You may experience a combination of conflicting or competing interests and desires as thoughts feed emotions and personal agendas fuel self-willed action. Observe how you react to others behaviors and recognize the power of choice. Patience is a virtue now and being calm and centered-in-goodness is the key to success. Invest in personal change-for-the-better.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Hearts flutter and romance kindles as mental Mercury joins force with wild Uranus in fiery Aries. Spring is in the air and fresh frontiers beckon discovery. Channel energies in a process of positive, productive, creative manifestation. Identify what you love and pursue it, taking care to follow a road of goodness and grace. Revive self-care, feel and heal. Be present today.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Home life is the best life now. Changing seasons regenerate soul and spirit as you focus on personal self-care and domestic improvement. Family members who appear to be upset are actually in a process of co-creative spiritual awakening. Maintain healthy boundaries with as you cultivate the budding garden that is you. Weed and water, live and let go.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Great ideas, wild thoughts and ingenious brainstorms are par for the course as seasons shift and planets align in your solar 3rd house of mental perception and definition. Make lists, pen notes and record epiphanies. The world as you know it is history. Transformation is the name of the game. Open your heart and mind to metamorphic change. Lead the way.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Candles flicker as you close the door on another revolution around the sun. Gather thoughts and count your blessings as you experience the wisdom and grace of gratitude. A full and thankful heart has little room for anger, self-doubt or fear. Breathe deep and proceed with courage. After all, you’re the most powerful and important person in your life.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on an organic tree farm 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.