May 31 to June 7, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Jupiter Evening: Mars and Saturn
”As above, so below…as within, so without.” – Hermes Trismegistus
With so much going on – heaven and earth – the cosmos rock n’ roll. We are living in a symbiotic universe of interrelated interconnectedness, where what we do, think and say as human beings resonates, resounds and reverberates in a co-creative dance of visible and invisible electromagnetic evolutionary force.
And then, so it is. Here we are. Taking our first baby steps into a new millennium. Experiencing the advent of the Mayan End Times. On the cusp of the Pisces/Aquarian Age, waving goodbye to the naïve exploitation of our Mother Earth’s natural resources. Facing an era of virtual and technological synthetic reality, where we play with cards of hope, action, intention, compassion, uncertainty and courage. In New Orleans, I have learned much. I have witnessed a culture of conflicting emotion, a city filled with heart, living and dying, struggling to survive. I hear music on the streets; small boys with big trombones and trumpets, in jeans and tattered T-shirts, playing in vacant lots with wizened old men and strong, smiling young ones. The intoxicating beauty of the French Quarter seduces and intrigues me, the food is divine. The House of Blues awakens my senses and also serves up a mean French Dip. The Voodoo Bar, the painted porch, the fabulous artwork inscribed with words. I’m in the heaven/earth place. It’s wild and sad, full of sorrow, joy, lost dreams and poignant beauty. If nothing else, deeply moving…
And now, for the astrology of it all. This week – on June 4th at 5:12 am MDT – a lunar eclipse bookends the magnificent annular solar eclipse of May 20th and reaches a crescendo in the engaging celestial concert going on for weeks. Also of note on June 5th – planet Venus makes a visible transit across our Sun, and much like the recent solar eclipse – and can be viewed [with a welding helmet or the proper equipment] as a small black disc passing directly between the Sun and Earth.
This is one of the rarest of predictable astronomical events, as these transits occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. The companion transit to the June 5, 2012 transit took place on June 8, 2004. The previous pair of transits took place in December 1874 and December 1882, After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125.
According to a guru I met this week, who claimed to have received a message from a Tibetan lama regarding the transit of Venus, this stellar phenomena presents us with the magnanimous opportunity to clear 4,000 years of karma. Wow! For more on this fabulously historical celestial event, check out the Internet. Wikipedia has a good general site via this link: Transit of Venus , and, of course, there are many, many more…
May the stars bless and keep you. And may magnificent, magnetic Venus be your guide to love, happiness, health, wealth and clean karma! Enjoy…life.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Another important astrological week presents itself as the June 4th lunar eclipse bookends the powerful May 20th new Moon solar eclipse and brings to light all matters of thought, perception and communication. What do you think and what do you know. The golden key here is inner and outer truth. Above all else, honest is your ally. True blue, be you!
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) This week’s Gemini/Sagittarius lunar eclipse illuminates issues of security and stability, finance and romance. Love planet Venus – your planetary ruler – crosses the Sun on June 5th and pumps you up with all matters of personal worth and value. Once again, truth and honesty get you where you need to go. Temper the delivery with compassion.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Everything and everyone coming and going throughout the last few weeks has great meaning and message for you now. The cosmos resonates with invisible, primordial forces and energies. 96% of our universe is imperceptible, even to our most sophisticated scientific instruments. What is consciousness? What is spirit? True knowledge comes via inner peace.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Answers to problems are often solved in the heart, rather than the head. And this week, heartfelt solutions are more appropriate and accurate than ever. As the Earth blocks solar rays to the Moon, tap into your deepest knowing and intuition. Wisdom comes in quiet, peaceful moments, places and spaces. Feel and heal. Love and live.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Full Moons are all about illumination and expose. Eclipses are powerful electromagnetic events. Cosmic energies build and shift in a process of transformation and metamorphosis. A type of destablization and reconfiguration takes place. Epiphanies and feelings of rebirth are common. Connect with people who uplift and liberate soul and spirit. Live free.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) This week’s lunar eclipse takes place in the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity, forming a dynamic square aspect to Virgo. This heralds an important turning point of great intensity and potential for the Virgin, a time when you are being given the opportunity to make sweeping, positive, uplifting choices and changes. Follow your heart, and to your own self be true.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Spirit runs rampant in the realms of the invisible; guardian angels are everywhere. No problem for those who breathe in beauty and walk in grace, but rather challenging for those of us who stumble and fall. The key here is found in higher self knowing and living, opening our hearts and focusing on goodness. Seek the bigger picture, connect energetically with the cosmos.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) A loaded deck on the opposite side of the Scorpio sun-ship calls for extreme balance and grace this week. Maintain inner calm, focus on the positive and seek solutions rather than problems. Spiritual generosity and gratitude consciousness are huge. Consider how good you have it compared to the majority of the world and give a big dose of love to the world.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Wow! This eclipse week resonates with mega-doses of love, gratitude and bliss if you let it. No matter what the case or cause, be ready and willing to see and touch life’s shimmering silver linings whenever those metaphorical clouds appear and thunder threatens rain. Life is filled with electric lightening and raging storms. Embrace it all and understand it’s all good.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The almost exact square of freedom-loving Uranus in self-focused Aries to obsessive Pluto in social-conscious Capricorn involves you personally in a dance of should, could and would. Throw out the speculations and focus on the facts. Recognize the difference between thinking and feeling, truth and mistruth. Cultivate honesty in your relationships and be set free.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) A rather uplifting enthusiasm for life and all it’s games, gambles and mysteries envelopes you as the Earth eclipses the Moon and illuminates the spirit. Friends have always been a big part of your life, heart and psyche, but this week you experience a depth and understanding of just how important a true friend can be. Brothers and sisters in arms, forever.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Inner and outer magic takes place this week as the Moon grows full in your solar 10th house of social recognition and Venus crosses the Sun in your solar 4th house of home and heart. You are loved and cherished by many, embrace the goodness in and all around you. Self-nurturing and self-care are essential to health and wealth. Relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.