NorthPoint Journal: Your guide to planetary energies  September 19 to 25, 2022 By Astrologer Pam Younghans

NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies  September 19 to 25, 2022 By Astrologer Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note this Week
Times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Add 7 hours for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).MON: Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus, Venus trine Uranus
TUE: Moon in Cancer square Eris and opposite Pluto, Venus quincunx Saturn
WED: Jupiter semisquare Saturn
THU: Moon in Leo square Uranus and opposite Saturn, Sun enters Libra/Equinox, Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury
FRI: Mercury enters Virgo
SAT: Venus opposite Neptune
SUN: New Moon in Libra at 2:54 pm PDT, Venus trine Pluto​

WEBINAR GRATITUDE: My thanks to everyone who registered and attended my “Walking the Tightrope” webinar last week! I hope you all enjoyed and will continue to benefit from my insights into the rest of 2022.
 
If you registered for the class, you should have received the replay links and materials by email, both Wednesday night late and again on Thursday morning. Please contact either me or Elsie Kerns if you’re not finding those emails in your inbox.
 
If you missed the class, no worries! You can still purchase the video replay and class materials, including all the calendars. Just send an email with “Webinar Replay” in the subject line to pam@northpointastrology.com, and I’ll reply with details.

SOLAR ACTIVITY: The sun has been very active in the last three days, erupting in four major (M-class) solar flares within that short period. Solar activity such as this can have a strong effect on those who are sensitive; scientific studies show that the nervous and circulatory systems can be affected, resulting in both physical and behavioral symptoms.

Because solar flares also affect the pineal gland, known as the Third Eye in esoteric traditions, there are spiritual effects possible when we have major solar events, including an expansion of consciousness. Some resources state that solar flares help decalcify the pineal gland, which is one of the reasons for physical symptoms such as headaches that can accompany major flares. And, the heightened emotions that arise during strong solar activity are said to be part of a detox process being initiated at a cellular level, where we store unprocessed emotions.

If you are navigating any challenging symptoms right now, please be gentle with yourself, drink plenty of water, and take the time for some good, healthy, self-care activities. If any issues are concerning you, of course share them with a trusted healthcare provider.

LIBRA EQUINOX: Sacred sites across the globe are testament to humanity’s long history of honoring the change of seasons: Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, Chichen Itza, the Sphinx, Chaco Canyon, Newgrange, and others. While the Sun’s ingress into Libra this week is a worldwide event, it has a somewhat different meaning depending on whether we live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere: north of the equator, the Libra Equinox on September 22-23 marks the first day of autumn; south of the Earth’s equatorial line, people will be celebrating the beginning of spring.

The astrological chart drawn for the “birth” of either an equinox or a solstice is said to indicate general themes for humanity for the new season. The chart for this year’s Libra Equinox, at 6:04 pm PDT on September 22, shows the Sun in very tight conjunction with retrograde Mercury. Introspection and review are thus essential over the next three months, since much will be revealed of importance as we go within and become more observant and mindful. We may realize an inner truth that we may not have seen before, which in turn will alter our perspectives and plans for the future. With the Sun also widely conjunct Venus at the equinox, relationships, the economy, and our personal values are specific areas of focus. 

However, the Sun is also opposing Jupiter in Aries and Neptune in Pisces in the equinox chart. These polarizing aspects indicate strong philosophical differences, self-righteous tendencies, and impatience (Jupiter), along with a tendency not to see situations clearly, to be overly idealistic or seduced by glamor, and then to experience disillusionment (Neptune).

Thankfully, the Sun is also in harmonious trine aspect to Pluto in the equinox chart. This aspect carries the inspiration and determination to follow one’s passion and to fully dedicate oneself to a higher mission.

NEW MOON: This month’s New Moon occurs just three days after the equinox, and thus contains the same solar aspects just mentioned. Of special significance, however, is that the Sun and Moon are in a very tight opposition to Jupiter, with all three at the midpoint of Saturn and Uranus (Jupiter at the near midpoint, the Sun/Moon at the far midpoint of the zodiac wheel).

This means that the “convergence zone” I wrote about last week is being powerfully activated with next Sunday’s New Moon. We can expect heightened social tensions, driven by the conflict between past and future, between governments and individuals, between that which is considered “reasonable” and that which is judged as “outlandish.” And, with the New Moon conjunct Mercury, nervous energy is likely to be very high.

The lunation occurs at 2:54 pm PDT on September 25, 2022. At that time, the Sun and Moon will both be at 02°49´ Libra.

On a very positive note, this New Moon will activate the energies of the fixed star Iota Crateris. Astrologer Rodrick Kidston provides some background on this often-ignored star, writing in his book The Magic of the Stars:

“Iota Crateris is one of the stars of great blessing. There is great aspiration with this star, true spirituality, overflowing optimism and generosity. Although there can be unskillful, egoistic expressions of its gifts, usually it is about refining the soul and building up talents to their highest and best.

“Iota Crateris can bring much, but you will do best and brightest with this star if you remember to keep it real. Remember you are only a human, even as you reach for the stars. This star opens up the true High Road of Spirit, but it is beset by perils for the ill-prepared, arrogant and careless. When you figure out how to take this glory road with true understanding, skill and grace, the Divine Grace comes flooding down and lifts you up as high as you are able to rise.”

THIS WEEK’S DAILY ASPECTS: Here are this week’s important planetary aspects, along with my brief interpretations of each. I am including the Moon’s hard aspects to Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and Eris since the Moon can act as a “trigger” for the energies of the longer-term Saturn-Uranus and Pluto-Eris squares. 

Monday
Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus: This aspect may manifest as missed connections, miscommunications, or computer errors, especially with Mercury currently retrograde.
Venus trine Uranus: This aspect helps us be flexible and allowing of differences in personal relationships.

Tuesday
Moon in Cancer square Eris and opposite Pluto: Emotions that have been suppressed or repressed may abruptly surface today, resulting in impulsive actions and hurt feelings. 
Venus quincunx Saturn: This aspect represents a reality check in either financial or relationship matters that reveals the need for an adjustment. This could be a need to tighten a budget or to change our expectations of another person. 

Wednesday
Jupiter semisquare Saturn: Jupiter is magnifying the Saturn-Uranus square energies with this aspect. We may be tired of playing it safe but also fearful of taking a leap into the unknown. 

Thursday
Moon in Leo square Uranus and opposite Saturn: Unexpected or dramatic events can bring up fears and uncertainties.
Sun enters Libra/Equinox: The Equinox occurs at 6:04 pm PDT, setting general themes for the next three months.
Sun conjunct Mercury: This conjunction activates our minds and a need to communicate. With Mercury retrograde, we may want to use this influence to engage in mindfulness meditations or to write our thoughts in a personal journal.

Friday
Retrograde Mercury re-enters Virgo: As Mercury revisits Virgo, we are being asked to reconsider the details of any plans and projects we are currently involved in.

Saturday
Venus opposite Neptune: Our perceptions of others or of a relationship may be foggy today. A desire to see only the best in another person can cloud the ability to see red flags. Be aware of a tendency to try to rescue another person, which may not be for their highest good. This opposition requires that we understand the true definition of unconditional love: the ability to hold the frequency of love under all conditions.

Sunday
New Moon: The Libra New Moon occurs at 2:54 pm PDT. 
Venus trine Pluto: The desire to deepen a relationship with a significant other is strong, inspiring new levels of honesty and intimacy.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This year, it will be important to pay close attention to your intuition, and to spend time in reflection before making major decisions or initiating important conversations. At the same time, idealism and impulsiveness are high, which can result in taking a leap of faith that may not land you exactly where you had anticipated. Do your best not to make decisions in haste or to because of a need to meet a deadline. Measured actions, after thoughtful review and taken in alignment with your soul’s purpose and higher mission, should bring benefits. (Solar Return Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury, opposite Jupiter, opposite Neptune, trine Pluto)

​​In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

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NorthPoint Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences for June 27 to July 3, 2022 by Astrologer Pam Younghans

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Your weekly guide to planetary influences for
June 27 to July 3, 2022
by Astrologer Pam Younghans

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MARS, PLUTO, AND ERIS: One of the more notable influences we’re working with this week is an Argentine tango-like interaction between warrior Mars and two dwarf planets, Pluto and Eris. All three of these celestial figures are known for their intensity, drive, and courage, so we may see fiery outbursts and some drama in the days ahead.Mars is exactly conjunct maverick Eris in Aries on Monday. These two planets are considered “siblings” in a way, with Mars being the god of war and Eris being the goddess of discontent. When they connect, there is a strong tendency to act on impulse, especially in reaction to feeling ignored or discounted. Individual rights are very important to both Mars and Eris.Mars then squares Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, representing a conflict between the individual and the powers-that-be. Anger may be expressed explosively when Mars and Pluto are in hard aspect. Being conscious of our own knee-jerk reactions is essential, since arguments can escalate into full-blown power struggles with only slight provocation.The fallout from these aspects may be strongest on Monday and Friday, but we will feel their impact throughout the week.

NEPTUNE AT STATION: In great contrast to the energies just described, sensitive Neptune’s influence is strong this week. The watery planet comes to a standstill on Tuesday, June 27. It then turns to face backward, going retrograde until it stations direct on December 3. When a planet comes to a standstill, either to go retrograde or direct, we tend to feel its energies more powerfully. With mystical Neptune, this can mean an opening of our intuition and other spiritual senses, an expansion of the high heart of compassion, and an enhanced desire to transcend the dramas of human life. But, there is always a shadow side of the planets to be aware of; with strong Neptune energies, we can also feel very ungrounded and want only to escape reality. This can tempt us to choose apathy and avoidance as a means to that end, or to use substances to help us “forget our troubles.”With a healthy Neptune response, when faced with situations that cause our hearts pain, we move more deeply into the energies of higher love and understanding. We find ways to reinforce a belief in a Divine plan at work in the world. We choose meditation, prayer, and creative imaginings as our preferred methods of rising above those situations that otherwise threaten to cause us deep anguish or disillusionment.

NEW MOON: On Tuesday, the same day that Neptune stations, a new lunar cycle begins. The Moon and the Sun will conjoin at 7:52 p.m. PDT, when both lights are at 07°22′ Cancer.

The strongest aspect in the New Moon chart is a very tight square between the Sun/Moon and the planet Jupiter, which will be at 07°16′ Aries. When the Great Planet forms a hard aspect, it is easy to overdo, to overreact, to over-anything.With the lights in sensitive Cancer, this New Moon brings with it a heightened feeling of vulnerability. This can cause us to take things personally, which may result in a quick descent into “fight or flight” mode, where we either withdraw or respond defensively. What will be very important this week is to remember that Cancer the Crab has a third option in how it responds to a perceived threat. Crabs can sidle, going sideways to remove themselves from a conflict. We can likewise use this capacity in handling emotionally-charged situations that overwhelm us and interfere with our ability to respond rationally. If we step off to the side, either literally or figuratively, we then can take the time to come back to center. We can observe what has happened from a new vantagepoint, with greater objectivity. Then, when our pulse and breathing have returned to normal, we can go back to address the situation more calmly and without the need to defend ourselves.

OVERVIEW FOR JULY: As we enter the month of July this week, we are embarking on a major passage. I will write more about this as we move through the next four weeks, but want to give you a heads-up about the Uranus-Mars-North Node alignment that will be exact on July 31/August 1.

It’s hard to pinpoint exact manifestations of any aspect that involves Uranus, which is the planet of surprises. However, it’s safe to say that our perceptions of time and other measurements of physical reality will be going through major changes over the course of July and August. Since Uranus in its higher frequency is the representative of Divine Mind, and the North Node symbolizes humanity’s evolutionary growth, there are also opportunities for us to come more “on line” with our connection to intuition and with our receptivity to messages from the higher realms. However, on the human level, we also want to be prepared for people to be reacting more impulsively as they respond to a deep need to rebel against the status quo.

The influence of this alignment will start to build next week, due to Mars making ingress into Taurus on July 4. 

DAILY ASPECTS: Here is my list of the important planetary aspects that are occurring this week, along with my brief interpretations of each:

Monday
Mercury sextile Chiron: This aspect can contribute to a greater feeling of confidence in our ideas and decisions. Mars sextile Saturn, Mars conjunct Eris: Although Mars and Eris can be very impulsive in action, today’s sextile between Mars and disciplined Saturn can help us slow down and respond to situations more responsibly.

Tuesday
Neptune stations retrograde: Make time this week to go within, to reconnect with your compassionate heart. Remind yourself that you are an eternal and infinite spiritual being, only presently utilizing a human form and personality so that you might learn and grow in your capacity for unconditional love – which is the ability to hold the frequency of love under all conditions.

New Moon 7:52 p.m. PDT, Sun/Moon square Jupiter: As we begin a new lunar cycle, remember that everyone is feeling especially vulnerable right now. Fear of the unknown may cause some to be defensive and overprotective as a way to regain some sense of security.

Wednesday & ThursdayNo major aspects are exact on these days.

Friday
Sun sesquiquadrate Saturn: We may feel a heaviness today, due to a deep caring and empathy. Some may be especially protective and needing to spend time alone.Mars square Pluto: Tempers flare easily now, inspiring compulsive actions and instinctual reactions.

Saturday
Mercury trine Saturn, Mercury sextile Eris, Mercury square Neptune: On the one hand, we feel confident in our knowing of best actions, but on the other hand, we may be dealing with a bit of foggy brain, leading us to question our decisions.

Sunday
Venus sesquiquadrate Pluto: Intense emotions and a lack of trust may cause problems in relationships today.

Mercury quincunx Pluto: 
The mind is somewhat suspicious and questioning of people’s motivations with this aspect. This is not the best day to attempt to have a calm or rational discussion of issues.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Your innate empathy seems to be even stronger than usual this year, Cancer, which can result in your feeling overwhelmed by the problems of others. Do your best to set good boundaries, so that you don’t have to construct protective walls later. Give yourself the same level of self-care that you naturally wish to give to others. Know that lasting trust is built slowly, as are mutually nurturing, fulfilling relationships.
(Solar Return Sun square Jupiter, sesquiquadrate Saturn)

In peace and with gratitude,
Pam

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NorthPoint Journal: SPECIAL EDITION ~ March 29, 2022 ~ by Astrologer Pam Younghans


NorthPoint Journal: SPECIAL EDITION

March 29, 2022

by Astrologer Pam Younghans

THE SUN has been exceptionally busy this week! Within the span of a 24-hour period on Monday-Tuesday (depending on your time zone), it released six M-class solar flares and eleven C-class flares. This is a very large number of medium-range flares, which also initiated at least three coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that are scheduled to reach Earth on March 31-April 1.

It’s not only the number of solar flares, but also the timing of the incoming wave of CMEs that has caught my attention. Those CMEs will be arriving right around the time of the New Moon at 11:24 p.m. PDT on Thursday, March 31 (6:24 am GMT on Friday, April 1).

At the time of the lunation, the Aries Moon will be conjunct (aligned with) the Sun, Messenger planet Mercury, and Chiron the Wounded Healer. In a show of cosmic synchronicity, solar flares and CMEs are said to carry downloads of information (Mercury) and healing energy (Chiron) directly to Earth. 

WHEN A SOLAR FLARE erupts, it releases energy that reaches the Earth in about eight minutes. If a CME is created when the flare occurs, there’s a delay of three to four days before that extra energy wave reaches us. According to the NOAA website, “CMEs are a large expulsion of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun’s corona. They can eject billions of tons of coronal material and carry an embedded magnetic field.”

Both solar flares and CMEs can affect life on planet Earth, in various ways. When flares are especially powerful, they can disrupt radio communications. They can also heat the Earth’s outer atmosphere, which can impact Earth-orbiting satellites. When a CME causes a geomagnetic storm, we usually see incredible auroras at the higher latitudes, but technology can be adversely affected. A geomagnetic storm has been blamed for the loss of 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites that were launched earlier this year.

THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE to flare activity may have both physical and emotional/mental symptoms that seem to appear out of nowhere when solar flares are strong. Nervous energy is heightened, so people may be more easily reactive, even angry. Physically, there can be digestive issues, upset stomach, sleep disturbances, headaches and other unusual aches and pains, ear ringing or head buzzing, vision changes, dizzy spells, hot flashes, feeling energetically depleted or overly excited, forgetfulness, heart palpitations and thymus fluttering, and more. Emotionally, some may feel depressed or sad for no apparent reason. All of these symptoms depend on the individual, and what is needed to be cleared from the various energy bodies.

With CMEs, we have the benefit of signs that we can point to in the natural world, as evidence of their effect on our reality. Auroras dance in the skies when a wave of charged particles from the Sun interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field, causing a geomagnetic storm.

Here’s a succinct explanation of auroras from the EarthSky website: “When charged particles from the sun strike atoms in Earth’s atmosphere, they cause electrons in the atoms to move to a higher-energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a photon: light. This process creates the beautiful aurora.”

The stronger the geomagnetic storm, the more dramatic the auroras, and more likely it is that they will spread beyond their usual viewing range in the higher latitudes. With a fairly strong storm in the forecast for late this week, the SpaceWeather website predicts that “naked-eye auroras may descend into the USA as far south as New York and Idaho (geomagnetic latitude 55o).”

SELF-CARE IS VITAL when we’re dealing with so much solar activity. Electromagnetics have a very drying effect, which is one reason for the pressure headaches and other physical pains. Because of this, be sure to drink plenty of fluids (electrolytes especially) this week. You might also want to look into magnesium supplements and B vitamins to help the nervous system adapt to the heightened energies.

As always, consult with your healthcare provider regarding any symptoms that are causing you concern, as well as about the supplements that are best for you. 

THE HEALING POTENTIALS in this week’s combination of solar and astrological activity are enormous. However, as often happens, we may experience a healing crisis of sorts before the process is complete. As high-frequency energies are conducted through dense matter, there is a breaking apart of blockages, which then must be released. This can be accomplished through short-term emotional or physical symptoms.   

An excellent article by Raelene Byrne explains: “Solar flares and photonic waves exert a powerful effect on our physical cellular level, causing our cellular memories to awaken and clear. Unprocessed emotions from past traumas and experiences are stored in the form of low frequency energy as cellular memories. Photonic waves from the sun consist of higher frequency energy that serves to elevate the lower emotional frequency of our cellular memories. As these cellular memories are re-calibrated to the higher frequency, we may find ourselves spontaneously releasing the lower emotions of sadness, anger, and grief, without knowing why.” (The full article, entitled “Solar Flares and Consciousness,” is online at the healingenergytools website.)

WITH CHIRON IN ARIES, we are in the process of healing whatever is interfering with our knowing and claiming our individual identity, our right to BE. The wound of Chiron in Aries is a fear that we don’t have the right to have our own needs and desires, and that we are ultimately unworthy. Symptoms of this Chiron wound include self-doubt, insecurities, and a paradoxical tendency to explode in aggression and anger. In this last symptom, it is the small fearful child within that believes it must throw a tantrum in order to get its needs met.

With that in mind, we may see some temper tantrums, or experience them ourselves, as we roll through the energies of the New Moon/CME wave. If you find yourself in a small or grand rage, find a way to move the energy: take a power walk, dig in the garden, throw rocks into a pond. The point is to get the energy to move through you and be released, so that it no longer inhibits your evolution.

AND OF COURSE, once we have tended to the symptoms that we personally are experiencing, we are called to have patience, gentleness, and compassion, with ourselves and with others. We are all navigating these storms together, at the same time, and some will deal with it better than others.

As we do this work, we help and heal ourselves, but we are also mending the tear in the tapestry of the universe that we signed up to be responsible for. It is this healing, the healing of the Aries assertiveness, that is much needed now.

I’LL BE POSTING about any new solar activity on my facebook page this week, as well as updates on the predicted arrival of the CMEs and more. The probabilities for more solar flares remain high today: 99% for C-class flares, 50% for M-class flares, and 10% for X-class flares (the strongest level).

Please visit my “Pam Younghans” facebook page if you want to keep informed, and for other helpful articles.

In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

NorthPoint Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences for October 18 to 24, 2021 by Pam Younghans


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NorthPoint Journal:
Your weekly guide to planetary influences for October 18 to 24, 2021
by Pam Younghans

Planetary Aspects of Note This Week

All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time.

MON: Mercury stations direct 8:16 a.m. PDT, Mars trine Jupiter
TUE: Venus quincunx Uranus
WED: Full Moon 7:56 a.m. PDT
THU: Mars opposite Eris, Mars square Pluto
FRI: Sun enters Scorpio
SUN: Mercury quincunx Uranus



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NorthPoint Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences for October 11 to 17, 2021by Pam Younghans

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Planetary Aspects of Note This Week  
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.   
MON: Mercury quincunx Uranus
WED: Venus sextile Saturn, Sun quincunx Neptune
FRI: Sun trine Jupiter, Venus semisquare Pluto
SAT: Venus trine Chiron, Mars quincunx Neptune, Mercury sextile Venus
SUN: Sun opposite Eris, Sun square Pluto, Jupiter stations direct 10:30 p.m. PDT

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences June 28 to July 4, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
June 28 to July 4, 2021
by Pam Younghans


Aspects of Note this Week
All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Add 7 hours for Greenwich Mean Time.

MON: Mars sextile North Node, Venus quincunx Jupiter
TUE: Mercury semisquare Venus
THU: Mars opposite Saturn   
FRI: Mars trine Chiron
SAT: Jupiter quintile Uranus, Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune, Sun quincunx Saturn, Mars square Uranus
SUN: Sun square Chiron

THE ATMOSPHERE is highly charged this week, even electrical in nature. We always expect pyrotechnical displays in the U.S. in early July as the nation celebrates its Independence Day, but this year the planets are promising fireworks on a larger scale.
 
Behind this week’s explosive energies is a challenging “fixed T-square” configuration formed by Mars in Leo, Saturn in Aquarius, and Uranus in Taurus. In an astrology chart, a T-square looks exactly how it sounds – in this case, Mars and Saturn stand at the ends of the crossbar on the “T,” while Uranus anchors the bottom of the stem.
 
A T-SQUARE represents instability, friction, and disharmony. It is hard to maintain objectivity under this influence, as we feel provoked to react in some way.
 
According to astrologer Bil Tierney, in his book Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, a T-square like this one, which involves planets in fixed signs, presents “many lessons that test our expression of fixed desire, willful emotion, and attachment to what we personally value. The urge to retain whatever is possessed is very powerful.” The karmic lessons of a fixed T-square often have to do with accepting and respecting another’s values, even if they are contrary to ours.
 
URANUS is at a very pivotal position in this T-square, and is called the “apex planet” in the configuration. This gives rebellious Uranus added influence in this week’s affairs, adding even more unstable and surprising energies to the mix.
 
Mr. Tierney explains that apex Uranus inspires “a strong inner drive to instigate sudden and radical disruption of the current status quo” and provides “an enormous overload of nervous electrical tension.” Those who are most affected by this energy feel “an urge to break down and shatter whatever impedes them from actualizing their unique ideals or aspirations.”
 
For Uranus at the apex of a T-square involving fixed signs, Mr. Tierney writes that those who feel this influence tend to “detach from the influence of others and instead independently pursue their own original course of action… Their awakening insights are attuned to their sense of values and can create intense turmoil in their relationships.” 
 
THE SOLUTION to the tension of a T-square is said to be held in the qualities of the “missing sign” of the formation – the sign that would, if activated, create a full cross and actually add some stability to the situation. In this week’s fixed T-square, that missing sign is Scorpio.
 
If we were to invoke the higher qualities of Scorpio, to help balance out the energies this week, what might we call upon? To find those traits, we need to observe Eagle, which is the higher-vibrational representative of Scorpio.
 
Here are some of Eagle’s qualities, representing the tools we will want to keep handy this week: Clear vision, the ability to see the details but also the broader view. Deep honesty with self and with others. Emotional intelligence and the courage to see truth, even if it is uncomfortable. Focus, determination, and resilience in the face of change.
 
WHILE ANY T-SQUARE would be significant, this one is especially powerful because it activates the energies of the Saturn-Uranus square. This is the influence we’re working with throughout 2021, which is manifesting in part in the social unrest we’re experiencing. We see the effects of this square in the struggle between the past and the future, between the status quo and progress, between the need for form and the urge for freedom, between the politics of divisiveness and the more enlightened policies of inclusion.
 
In my mind, this Saturn-Uranus square represents a grand-scale Cosmic Experiment. The hypothesis for this experiment is that humanity is capable of much more than what we have revealed up to this point, especially in terms working together for a common cause, side-by-side with those who represent different values and opinions. But, to get to the hoped-for conclusion of this experiment, this square is showing the myriad of ways in which we let conflict divide us.
 
AS MARS IN LEO activates the Saturn-Uranus square this week, passions are strong and reactions can be melodramatic. This influence will be in effect all week, but perhaps strongest on the days of the exact aspects.
 
The first of these is the Mars-Saturn opposition on Thursday, which represents feelings of deep frustration when our desires appear to be blocked. This can be a somewhat depressive influence, where it can feel like we’re never going to get what we want. But, remember that it is just a stage in the process – and certainly a time when moving into the longer-term perspective of Eagle will be very helpful.
 
Then, when Mars squares Uranus on Saturday, we may see radical responses, difficulty in impulse control, and unexpected turns of events. Breakdowns are possible with this aspect, but may be seen through a positive lens as a necessary step toward achieving a longed-for breakthrough.
 
(Note: The last time Mars activated the Saturn-Uranus square was in mid January, when Mars was conjunct Uranus in Taurus and square Saturn. Events this coming week may relate directly back to that time frame.)
 
CONTRIBUTING to the possibility of breakthroughs this week is a Jupiter-Uranus quintile that perfects on Saturday. A quintile is known as an aspect of magical potential. This one, in particular, can inspire new and creative practical solutions to existing problems, perhaps arriving in surprising ways.

Any harmonious Jupiter-Uranus aspect can be seen as hopeful. This one invites us to believe (Jupiter) in a more enlightened future (Uranus). It encourages us to be generous (Jupiter) with our allowing of individuality (Uranus). It also offers the potential of another leap (Jupiter) in consciousness for humanity (Uranus).
 
HERE ARE THE MOST NOTABLE ASPECTS for this week, with my brief interpretations of each:
 
Monday
Mars sextile North Node: This aspect encourages individual action to support the higher good. It also helps us be more accepting of another’s point of view.
Venus quincunx Jupiter: A tendency to self-indulgence or overconfidence can get in the way of finding the fulfillment we seek.
 
Tuesday
Mercury semisquare Venus: Not the best time for a conversation, as we feel self-conscious and may not easily find the right words to convey our meanings.
 
Wednesday-Thursday
Mars opposite Saturn: See above.

Friday
Mars trine Chiron: Self-confidence grows as we stay present in the moment and find a way to feel joy today. 
 
Saturday
Jupiter quintile Uranus: See above.
Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune: Be wary of a tendency to try to “save” another person, or to not see them clearly.
Sun quincunx Saturn: Efforts to take charge backfire, as others may feel dominated instead of cared for. Hurt feelings, defensiveness, and withdrawal can result.
Mars square Uranus: See above.

Sunday
Sun square Chiron: Feelings of vulnerability may be strong. Be kind to yourself and others today. Be a loving parent to the part of you that feels insecure or fearful.
Moon square Saturn (6:06 a.m. PDT), conjunct Uranus (9:40 a.m. PDT), and square Mars (10:28 a.m. PDT): The Taurus Moon is activating the energies of the T-square today, so emotional fireworks are possible. Overall, we can anticipate that the effects of the T-square will be strong all weekend.
 
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This year, you could tend to take on responsibilities that are not truly yours. If you do, an inner restlessness will remind you of your need to be more independent. Attempts to care for others may be met with resistance, or you may find that someone is not respecting your ability to take care of yourself. Be sure to make the time to self-nurture in healthy ways this year. (Solar Return Sun quincunx Saturn, sextile Uranus, square Chiron)

In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies June 21 to 27, 2021 By Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies June 21 to 27, 2021

By Pam Younghans


Aspects of Note this Week
All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Add 7 hours for Greenwich Mean Time.


MON: Venus trine Neptune
TUE: Venus square Eris, Mercury stations direct
WED: Sun trine Jupiter, Venus opposite Pluto, Saturn sextile Chiron    
THU: Full Moon 11:39 a.m. PDT, Mars sesquiquadrate Neptune
FRI: Neptune stations retrograde
SAT: Venus enters Leo


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Your weekly guide to planetary influences
March 15 to 21, 2021
by Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note This Week
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.

 MON: Sun semisquare Saturn, Mercury enters Pisces, Venus semisquare Uranus
TUE: Sun sextile Pluto
WED: Venus semisquare Saturn, Mars sextile Chiron
THU: Mercury conjunct Pallas Athene, Venus sextile Pluto, Mars semisquare Eris
FRI: Saturn sextile Ceres
SAT: Sun enters Aries/Equinox 2:37 a.m. PDT
SUN: Venus enters Aries, Mercury sextile Uranus, Mars trine Saturn, Mercury semisquare Eris

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WHERE WE BEGIN this week, energetically, is a far different place than where we will find ourselves at the end of this seven-day period. Yesterday, we experienced a strongly Piscean New Moon, which may have untethered us slightly from reality. As a result, we may be feeling either expansive or withdrawn, either trusting or wobbly-legged, depending perhaps on our ability to maintain some sense of being grounded while working with such
other-worldly energies.  

While the fast-moving Moon is no longer in Pisces, we’re still feeling the effects of yesterday’s lunation, and will work with its energies for several day. And, the Sun, Venus, Neptune, and the asteroid Pallas Athene are still in the twelfth sign, carrying that Piscean influence forward. Adding another layer to this several-tiered cake of Fishes, Mercury enters Pisces on Monday to begin a three-week transit of the sign.  


MERCURY IN PISCES can inspire the poet within us to emerge, and encourages us to imagine, to dream, to intuit, and to meditate. At the same time, Mercury in Pisces can cloud our ability to think concretely or to reason logically. It can be harder to concentrate for very long, since our minds can tend to drift off and we can find ourselves daydreaming instead of focusing on the task at hand. The word “deadline” is not commonly used Mercury-in-Pisces’ native language.  

We are entering a very creative period – but we can also feel some frustration at not being able to find exactly the right words to express ourselves, since ideas are sensed rather than conceptualized. Our awareness may reach further into the heavens than usual, but bringing our perceptions back to earth in a way that makes sense to others can be challenging. If you have ever had a heightened experience in meditation and then tried to explain it, you perhaps will understand this conundrum.   Mercury in Pisces is a wonderful time to use images – instead of words – to communicate. We might draw or paint our thoughts rather than trying to speak them. Or, since Pisces rules photography, we might wander in the garden or the woods and capture images that speak to us nonverbally, or that seem to convey our thoughts more accurately than words ever could. This creative impulse will be especially strong on Wednesday and Thursday, when Mercury conjoins inspirational Pallas Athene.  


IT’S NOT ALL FLOWERS and fairytales this week, however. As we begin the week, the Sun and Venus are at the midpoint of Saturn and Uranus, and in hard aspect (semisquare) to both outer planets. We can feel uncertain about our ability to handle even minor problems with these aspects, or we may question the solidity
of a relationship or our financial situation.  

We can use these semisquares to look more objectively (Saturn) at these areas of our lives, and to pay attention to any urge for change (Uranus) that may be trying to express itself. We can also realize that while it may be easy to fall into fear about “what might be,” we actually are much more competent and flexible than we may have realized.  

WE FIND CONFIDENCE as needed to face any adversity as we move further into the week, with several sextiles standing by to support us. The Sun sextiles Pluto to increase resourcefulness (Tuesday), Mars sextiles Chiron to help heal insecurities (Wednesday), Venus sextiles Pluto to inspire greater intimacy and understanding (Thursday), and Saturn sextiles Ceres t0 strengthen social support systems (Friday).  

Amidst the opportunities represented by these sextiles, we may be caught off-guard by an anger that arises from deep within the shadows. A resentful Mars-Eris semisquare that perfects on Thursday reveals those places where there is still unrest. With Mars in expressive Gemini and Eris in assertive Aries, those who feel ignored or disrespected find their voice and demand to be heard.  

A SHIFT OF ENERGIES becomes even more noticeable as we move into next weekend, especially once we pass through the gateway of the Equinox. The Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, early on Saturday (2:37 a.m. PDT), an event that represents the start of a new astrological year.  

The Equinox is a powerful time to connect with Earth energies and to honor the cycle of the seasons. Just like nature, we each go through different stages in life, each of them necessary in the process of growth. The Pisces phase, which we are completing this week, symbolizes a time for letting go of what has been, and trusting in what will be, even if we cannot yet discern its form. As the Sun enters Aries next Saturday, we may also start anew, having the courage to take risks in new ways and symbolically planting seeds for the future.  

THE EQUINOX can also have a profound effect on both spiritual and energetic levels. The aurora borealis is usually more visible around the time of the Equinox, due to the angle of the Earth’s axis to the Sun. This specific angle allows charged particles in the solar wind to more directly impact the Earth’s magnetosphere. This means that humanity is working more directly with those energies as well.  

And, consider this spiritual insight from author and channel Melanie Beckler: “With each passing Equinox, a new wave of balance, light and an opportunity to transcend illusion and step into more of our authentic truth and soul light emerges.” Each Equinox is not merely “another” such event, but rather it builds on all the previous ones, offering us ever-increasing levels of access to our soul’s light and our spiritual source.  

ROUNDING OUT the shift in the energetic landscape, Venus enters Aries next Sunday. This ingress adds to our sense that we are entering a new phase of growth, especially in the realms of relationship and values. Also on that day, Mercury sextiles Uranus, making insights, intuition, and “aha” moments more available.   

A very supportive Mars-Saturn trine is also in effect next weekend, exact at 7:34 p.m. PDT on Sunday. With both planets in air (mental) signs, and with the Mercury-Uranus sextile in effect, Sunday could be a great day to brainstorm practical solutions to current problems. With a Mercury-Eris semisquare perfecting late on Sunday, not everyone will be in agreement as to the best course of action – but it will be important to really listen to dissenting arguments from those we could tend to overlook.  


IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Relationships, creativity, and values are a major focus for your coming year. Partners and friends will play an important role in the coming months, as you realize more fully what your heart wants and who you resonate with. This can be a good time to deepen an existing relationship or create a new one, as you are more willing to reveal your true essence. You may also begin a new artistic endeavor or find your passion re-ignited for a creative project that you once loved. You are getting clearer on what you truly value, which may also affect how you earn your living. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Venus, sextile Pluto)  

In Gratitude and Light,   Pam  

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences March 8 to 14, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
March 8 to 14, 2021
by Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note This Week  
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.   
MON: Mercury semisquare Ceres
TUE: Venus square nodal axis, Mercury semisquare Chiron
WED: Mercury sextile Eris, Sun conjunct Neptune
SAT: New Moon 2:21 a.m. PST, Sun semisquare Uranus, Chiron conjunct Ceres, Venus conjunct Neptune

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PISCES, the sign of The Fishes, represents a state of being that can elude clear definition. It is at the same time both fluid and formless, profound and capricious. It is as vast and eternal as the ocean, but as intangible and ephemeral as the fog. It cares deeply for others, feels a connection with all life, and yet needs personal space and privacy.   As the twelfth sign of the zodiac, Pisces marks the ending of a cycle. The month that the Sun travels through Pisces each year represents a time of completion, where we are meant to release, forgive, find closure, and surrender what has been, in preparation for the astrological New Year that begins at the March Equinox.  

THESE PISCEAN QUALITIES and directives are all enhanced this coming week, as the Sun, Venus, and Neptune travel closely together in Pisces. When the Sun exactly conjoins Neptune on Wednesday, our emotional and spiritual sensitivity increases, and we can more easily express compassion and selflessness. The humility and patience that are characteristic of Pisces may be a helpful counter-balance to the mentally stimulating and potentially argumentative Mercury-Eris sextile that also perfects on that day.   Once the Moon enters Pisces on Thursday, March 11, at 6:44 a.m. PST (2:44 p.m. GMT), there will be four planets plus the asteroid Pallas Athene in the twelfth sign. This overload of planets in Pisces will further increase our emotional and psychic sensitivity, so be sure to give yourself some of the space and privacy that the sign requires.  

OUR CAPACITY for sympathy and our desire to be of service is heightened with all this Pisces influence, but so is a tendency to go into self-sacrifice or martyrdom. Balance and self-awareness are key in this regard. This will be especially important to remember as we move into the last half of the week, with Venus being exactly conjunct Neptune on Saturday.   There are many benefits of this Venus-Neptune conjunction: personal relationships can be enhanced, as we can deepen our intuitive understanding of another person and our ability to trust on a soul level. Our creativity and imagination are also heightened, helping us create mystical and magical works of art. And, taken on a purely spiritual level, this alignment can help us grow in our relationship with our Higher Self or a spiritual guide.   But, there are some hazards to be aware of as we navigate the energies this week.  

DISCERNMENT SKILLS may not be very acute when we’re “under the influence” of Pisces and Neptune. It can be easy to overidealize a loved one, or to not see them clearly. We may ignore red flags in a relationship, or convince ourselves that we should forgive “just one more time.” The danger here is that of taking on a rescuer or victim role, perhaps because we can see a loved one’s soul and know that they really are good at heart.   And, with Venus representing money issues, we may overspend because we overestimate the value of something. If possible, delay any commitments of the heart or pocketbook until we are clear of any fog that may be wafting across our path this week.  

BE ESPECIALLY AWARE of any tendency to try to take on another’s pain, in the hope that it will help them in some way. Many times, even though we want to “make” the other person feel better, what serves the highest good is to simply hold a compassionate space for them while they feel and move through their pain.   If you start to feel overwhelmed, or get an intuitive feeling that something “isn’t quite right,” it is usually a sign that you are doing more than what is best for you, which means you are also doing more than what is best for the other person. That which is truly for the Highest Good is for the highest good for all. If an action depletes your energy, it is actually inhibiting another’s growth potential as well.  

LUNA’S INGRESS into Pisces on Thursday sets the scene for a “cazimi” New Moon on Saturday. The lunation occurs on March 13 at 2:21 a.m. PST (10:21 a.m. GMT), when the Sun and Moon conjoin at 23°03´ Pisces.    The astro.com website explains that when another planet is within 17 arc minutes of the Sun, it is called cazimi and “is in a position of the greatest accidental strength imaginable.” A cazimi Moon is said to increase intuition and beneficial outcomes, with its effects being the strongest for 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the exact Sun-Moon alignment. If you plan to do a ritual for this new lunar cycle, see how it feels to do it within a half hour on either side of the exact lunation.  

AT THE TIME of the New Moon, the Sun and Moon are positioned at the midpoint between Saturn and Uranus, triggering the effects of the Saturn-Uranus square. Because of this activation, we might “expect” unexpected or disruptive events to occur, ones that will have ripple effects over the next four weeks.   These events are likely woven into the lessons described by the Sabian symbol for the New Moon, which occurs in the twenty-fourth degree of Pisces:     “On a small island surrounded by the vast expanse of the sea, people are seen living in close interaction: The need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centered and fulfilled life.”  

IT IS AMAZING how well this image describes our current situation! The global pandemic continues to limit our activities, but we can see that higher purposes in this situation might be to help us “concentrate our energies and live a more centered and fulfilled life.” At the same time, it is difficult for most of us to “consciously accept” limitations that we feel are mandated by others, and thus the Saturn-Uranus reactivity is triggered as individuals rebel against restriction. However, we are “living in close interaction,” so each person’s choices and actions do affect the whole. We are individuals, yes, but we are learning through this pandemic that no one is an island.   Astrologer Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of this Sabian symbol explains:   “The first duty of any man or woman is to be truly what he or she is as an individual. But this individual has a particular dharma — a place and function in a vaster whole. The island’s inhabitants get subsistence from the sea, and in time learn to navigate this sea and interact with other islanders — and all eventually will come to realize their oneness within the whole Earth, which includes everything.”   Awareness of the interconnectedness of all life is a very Piscean lesson — one we are asked to embrace this week and beyond.
 
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Your sense of personal identity continues to morph this year, especially as manifested through your relationships or your creative expressions. There is a surreal quality to life that will serve you, as it helps you allow the tides to come in and go out. You are learning to trust the process, to trust the universe, and to be more in sync with your own spiritual purposes in life. You may be especially sensitive to those in need this year, and motivated even more than usual by your compassion and a need to be of service to the greater good. 
(Solar Return Sun conjunct Venus, conjunct Neptune)  

In Gratitude and Light,  
Pam  


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NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences February 1 to 7, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
February 1 to 7, 2021
by Pam Younghans


Aspects of Note This Week
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours. 

MON: Sun square Mars, Venus enters Aquarius
THU: Venus semiquare Neptune
FRI: Venus conjunct Saturn
SAT: Venus sextile Chiron, Venus square Uranus
SAT: Mercury conjunct Pallas Athene

AS FEBRUARY BEGINS, five of the ten main planets – plus the asteroid Pallas Athene – are in the sign of Aquarius. This means that the qualities of this air sign are more accessible now. Intuition is heightened, and we have a stronger ability to envision a new future. We are encouraged to cooperate with others to advance humanitarian causes, while also taking advantage of new and inventive ideas.

But all zodiac signs also have a shadow side. With Aquarian energies strong throughout the first half of the month, we may be feeling especially restless or impetuous. Mental excitement can disintegrate into nervousness or anxiety. The need for freedom and unique self-expression can manifest as rebelliousness without concern for its impact. 

Some might become overly reclusive as they ride this Aquarian wave, leading to feelings of estrangement. And, since Aquarius is a fixed sign, with the keywords “I Know,” it is possible to be so sure that we know the answers, that we are unwilling to consider other opinions.

RETROGRADE MERCURY is one of the five planets currently in Aquarius, adding a few twists and turns to our already complicated road. While moving backward over the next three weeks, Mercury calls us more to introspection than to implementation. Instead of having a green light to move forward with all our progressive ideas, we are cautioned to take our time, not to proceed without truly sensing internally the best course of action. 

All of these Aquarian potentials, both the light and the shadow, will be especially strong around the time of the New Moon on February 11. At that time, the Moon will also be in Aquarius, bringing the total number of planetary bodies in that sign to seven. Most significantly, all seven will be in hard square aspect to Uranus, Black Moon Lilith, and Mars in Taurus. More on that powerful Aquarius New Moon in next week’s Journal.

A SUN-MARS SQUARE occurs on Monday this week, but since the aspect perfects at 2:33 a.m. PST, it’s an energy that we’re already feeling on this Sunday, the day before. This is an aspect of frustration and irritation, as we try to stay calm while dealing with circumstances that trigger dissatisfaction or anger.

Mars is currently in Taurus, a sign motivated by a desire for peace, comfort, and beauty. To fulfill those needs, Taurus typically chooses to be in surroundings and conditions that feel relaxed and familiar. This is why Taurus the Bull can be stubbornly resistant to change, since change is by nature unfamiliar and uncomfortable at first.  

The new ideas or solutions being offered by the Sun in Aquarius – or even the change in routines being suggested – can feel upsetting to Mars in Taurus. Those who are feeling compelled to do something not of their own choosing are easily provoked into anger. To be successfully navigated, this Sun-Mars square will require both great flexibility and patience as we begin the coming week – flexibility in allowing change to occur, and patience with the part of us that wants to dig in its heels and keep everything as it used to be.

VENUS, the planet named for the goddess of Love and Beauty, is very active this week, drawing our attention to concerns of the heart, as well as to issues involving our core values and material needs. Venus begins its three-week transit through social Aquarius on Monday, reminding us of our innate human need for friendship and community. During this transit, which lasts until Venus enters Pisces on February 25, we may also be more impulsive, original, or erratic in our choices of how we express love or spend our resources.

Venus has a few quiet days to begin the week, but soon encounters a string of challenges, starting on Thursday with a Venus-Neptune semisquare. The main caution with this minor hard aspect is to be aware of where we may either idealize another person or overestimate the value of something we want purchase. In other words, if you feel you may be wearing rose-colored glasses as you consider what you “love,” take a few minutes to ground and gain clarity before making an important decision.

OBJECTIVITY is much easier to access on Friday, when Venus conjoins Saturn late in the day (early Saturday in some parts of the world). This is an aspect that encourages us to realistically appraise that which we love, a process can feel a little cold and clinical in its ability to detach from emotional concerns.

A Venus-Saturn conjunction occurs once a year, and is the start of a new synodic cycle between the two planets. It represents an opportunity to set new intentions in the areas ruled by Venus – a time to make “New Year’s resolutions” in our relationships or in our money management. For some, it may be a time to deepen a commitment or to make a new investment. For others, it may be a realization of a truth that closes the door on what has been.

THE LOVE STORY doesn’t end there, however. In actuality, Venus is stepping into the complex energies of the Saturn-Uranus square, which will perfect for the first time on February 17. When Venus is exactly square Uranus late Saturday, decisions we’ve just made are again up in the air. This could be a time of “buyer’s remorse” if we’ve made a decision that doesn’t take all needs into account. With this influence, we may also observe ourselves or others acting more erratically or selfishly, without consideration for the long term.

The good news is that Venus is also in harmonious sextile aspect with Chiron on Saturday. While this influence is not as strong as the other aspects just described, it can help us to be kinder in our interactions, to understand the wounds that are behind our own and others’ selfishness, and to not take misbehaviors too personally.

INSIGHTS AND INTROSPECTION are on the agenda for next weekend, and no doubt we’ll have plenty to ponder, given events earlier in the week. These themes are strongest on Sunday, when Mercury will be conjunct the asteroid Pallas Athene.

Pallas Athene, as you may know, is one of my “favorites” of the solar system. This asteroid represents our capacity for great wisdom, insight, and healing, and seems able to bestow gifts in these areas, if we are open to receive. With this alignment occurring in Aquarius, we may be more than usually sensitive to energies while working with vibrational healing modalities.

There is also a very future-oriented theme to this Mercury-Athene conjunction, helping us receive ideas that will benefit humanity going forward. And, since Mercury is retrograde, the energies next Sunday are especially conducive to extra time spent in meditation or journaling, or perhaps channeling Higher Consciousness.



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