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




NorthPoint Astrology Journal

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

Sunset at Stonehenge on December 16, 2022. Photo by Stonehenge Dronescapes.

Aspects of Note this Week
Times and dates are Pacific Standard Time (PST); add 8 hours for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

MON: Venus square Chiron, Venus quincunx Mars, Mars sextile Chiron
TUE: Jupiter enters Aries
WED: Sun enters Capricorn (Solstice), Sun square Jupiter, Sun sesquiquadrate Uranus
THU: Venus trine Uranus
FRI: Chiron stations direct, New Moon 2:16 a.m. PST, Jupiter semisquare Uranus
SAT: Mercury sextile Neptune
SUN: No major aspects are exact today

SOLAR FLARES: This past week, the Sun released an amazing number of moderate solar flares in just three short days. Starting just before midnight PST on December 13, and lasting through early December 16, an astonishing 25 M-class events occurred.

Solar flares affect not only the Earth and its atmosphere, but all life on this planet. A study by the National Institutes of Health states that these events “can act as stressors,” affecting sleep patterns, blood pressure, breathing, circulation, the immune system, heart rate, the nervous system, and other physiological processes. There are also connections between solar flares and behaviors, emotional well-being, and mental health.

Metaphysically, solar flares affect our energy fields and can initiate a process of clearing, where toxins that have been stored in the cells of the body are released. This can result in experiencing waves of sadness, anger, fear, and other lower-frequency emotions. These may manifest as over-reactions to events that usually would not affect us, or they may seemingly appear on their own, with no clear trigger or source. As this clearing happens, there can also be a short-term increase in body temperature, felt as a hot flash.

Although the flurry of M-class solar flares has abated for now, please continue with good self-care this week, as our physical and metaphysical bodies take time to adjust to the energies. Especially important: Drink extra fluids, exercise gently, and get good, solid sleep. 

A WEEK OF CHANGES: We have several important events occurring this week: Jupiter returns to Aries on Tuesday; the Solstice, when the Sun enters Capricorn, occurs on Wednesday; and on Friday, Chiron is at a standstill, there is a New Moon, and Jupiter is semisquare Uranus. 

Jupiter entered Aries on May 10 of this year, but then went retrograde on July 28 and backed up into Pisces on October 28. Enterprises that looked promising in May, June, and July may seem to have stalled for a while, but with Jupiter now moving direct and re-entering Aries on December 20, there is an opportunity to jumpstart projects that have been idling. 

The main questions to ask ourselves at this time are related to what we hopefully learned while Jupiter was retrograde: Do we now have a clearer knowing of what we believe in? How does a deeper understanding of life’s meaning and our own spiritual truth affect how we proceed from here? And, as a new sense of faith and hope begins to stabilize, how can we use Jupiter in Aries to springboard new endeavors that support the broader vision we now have?

CAPRICORN SOLSTICE AND NEW MOON: The Sun enters Capricorn at 1:48 p.m. PST on December 21, marking the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere and the first day of winter in lands north of the equator. Although our physical location determines whether this is the day of longest or shortest daylight (each of which holds its own symbology), we can all agree that the Solstice is an important turning point, when the Sun seems to stand still in the sky and then reverses direction.

This is a time when we are likewise advised to stop and be still, to reflect perhaps on what has been and how we want to proceed going forward. It can also be a time of celebration in anticipation of the energies of the new season.

The astrological chart for the Solstice shows basic themes for the next three months. The natal chart for this Solstice shows a very strong Sun-Jupiter square, which can indicate a tendency to leap without proper planning. It could also manifest as a challenge to existing belief systems that elicits assertive or aggressive responses. In addition, the Sun is sesquiquadrate Uranus, signifying unexpected course changes, and is tightly square Ceres, which requires us to strengthen self-esteem and to rethink relationships and alliances. 

The Moon is in Sagittarius at the Solstice, activating legal, ethical, and ideological concerns. An opposition between the Moon and retrograde Mars indicates a need to be openminded and tolerant, and could mean some delays in getting projects started until after Mars goes direct on January 12.

The new lunar cycle begins at 2:17 a.m. PST on December 23, when the Sun and Moon align at 01°32´ Capricorn. The chart for this New Moon contains the same solar aspects as the Solstice chart, so please see the paragraph above describing those influences. In general, a Capricorn New Moon is a good time to set new goals and to focus on the practical steps we will need to take if we are to successfully reach the mountain peak we have chosen to climb.

JUPITER SEMISQUARE URANUS: Jupiter and Uranus are exactly semisquare on Friday. This is a longer-term influence that has been in effect for a few weeks, but one that will be most powerfully activated this week. It will be very strong at the time of the New Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in close aspect to both Jupiter and Uranus.

This Jupiter-Uranus aspect might have been a contributing energetic factor in the flurry of M-class solar flares of this past week. When these two planets interact, electrical activity in all its forms is heightened. Jupiter, the largest planet in our known solar system, magnifies whatever it touches; Uranus, named for the god of Chaos, manifests in surprising or sudden events. With Uranus in environmentally-conscious Taurus, we might “expect” strange lightning storms and other unusual occurrences in the natural world and in weather systems this week.

On another level, Jupiter is the planet of spiritual belief, wisdom, and faith, while Uranus is the planet of Higher Mind, the god of the Cosmos. Their interaction this week can thus act as a catapult, enabling us to achieve new altered states of consciousness. As we access higher-frequency information and insights, we may find that the course we had originally set will need to change.

QUANTUM SHIFT! My “Quantum Shift” webinar is in just three weeks! I’m looking forward to sharing with you what will be happening astrologically in 2023. After providing an overview of the entire year, I’ll then talk about the first four months in greater detail. These will be exciting times, with Saturn entering Pisces and Pluto stepping into Aquarius in March. Please see the right-hand column on this page for the full class description, or visit: https://quantumshift2023.eventbrite.com

DAILY ASPECTS: Here are this week’s most important planetary aspects, with my brief interpretations of each. 

Monday
Venus square Chiron, Venus quincunx retrograde Mars, Mars sextile Chiron: Relationships are in the spotlight today. People may be especially sensitive and wearing their emotions on their sleeves. Partial resolution is possible, but it will take close attention to the words we use and how we choose to say them.

Tuesday
Jupiter enters Aries: Jupiter will move very quickly through Aries, and will enter Taurus on May 16, 2023.

Wednesday
Sun enters Capricorn (Solstice): Today we begin a new solar month, in which our attention is drawn to long-range aspirations. There is a sense of coming “down to earth,” as we focus on practical matters and what we must do in concrete terms to achieve our goals. There is also a hermit-like quality to Capricorn, as it is the sign of self-reliance, personal discipline, and responsibility.
Sun square Jupiter, Sun sesquiquadrate Uranus: Surprises challenge us to open our minds and rethink old belief systems.

Thursday 
Venus trine Uranus: We find it easier to give loved ones their own space today, and likewise are more in touch with our individual needs and values. 

Friday
Chiron stations direct: We may be especially aware now of ways in which anger has been masking self-doubt and other insecurities that are in need of our healing attention.
New Moon 2:16 a.m. PST: This New Moon in Capricorn is well-suited for setting “New Year’s resolutions,” since the sign of the Seagoat always has the mountaintop in its sights.
Jupiter semisquare Uranus: Unexpected events alter our course but also open the door to expanded awareness.

Saturday
Mercury sextile Neptune: This aspect represents the ability to combine logical reasoning and intuitive knowing, which supports communications on all levels.

Sunday
No major aspects are exact today.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: There is a restless quality to this coming year, that is likely to inspire you to take new risks in an effort to experience more variety in your life. At the same time, you may be unclear about your longer-term goals, or even what would bring you true fulfillment. The planetary influences this year are more conducive to experimentation than to clear-cut decision-making. There may be times that you feel very foggy or unsure about who you really are and what you truly want, but these are temporary conditions, giving you the opportunity to intuit your course step-by-step rather than planning too far ahead. (Solar Return Sun square Jupiter, sesquiquadrate Uranus, square Neptune)​​In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies  December 12 to 18, 2022 By Astrologer Pam Younghans

Your guide to planetary energies  December 12 to 18, 2022 By Astrologer Pam Younghans


NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies  December 12 to 18, 2022
By Astrologer Pam Younghans

Your guide to planetary energies  December 12 to 18, 2022
By Astrologer Pam Younghans



Aspects of Note this Week
Times and dates are Pacific Standard Time (PST); add 8 hours for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


MON: Sun sextile Saturn
TUE: No major aspects are exact today
WED: Sun square Neptune, Venus semisquare Saturn, Mercury square Chiron
THU: Sun trine Eris, Mercury quincunx Mars
FRI: No major aspects are exact today
SAT: Mercury trine Uranus, Jupiter opposite Ceres
SUN: No major aspects are exact today

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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 Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies March 28 to April 3, 2022 By Astrologer Pam Younghans

Photo: “At the Heart of the Heart Nebula” by Adam Jensen

NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies 
March 28 to April 3, 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: Venus conjunct Saturn, Neptune sextile North Node
TUE: No major aspects are exact today
WED: Venus square nodal axis, Mercury semisquare Saturn, Venus sextile Eris
THU: New Moon 11:24 pm PDT (6:24 am GMT on Friday)
FRI: Mercury semisquare Venus, Sun conjunct Chiron
SAT: Mercury conjunct Chiron, Sun conjunct Mercury, Venus semisquare Chiron
SUN: Mercury sextile Ceres, Sun sextile Ceres



PAST RELATIONSHIPS
 and old relationship themes are very present now. Regrets and resentments are resurfacing to be released and forgiven, so that we may move forward less entangled in the past. People from this lifetime and other lifetimes may appear in dreams, sudden remembrances, or even in physical form. We notice their significance by dream images that do not fade, by memories that linger and call us to explore them further, by the emotions that arise and do not quickly subside.

Venus, the goddess of Love, and Saturn, the lord of Karma, conjoin at 21°44´ Aquarius on Monday this week, while both are at the “bending” of the karmic nodal axis. Venus will be precisely square the nodes on Wednesday, and the Saturn-node square will be exact on April 11.

THIS ANNUAL CONJUNCTION between Venus and Saturn is also typically a time for serious decisions in the areas of love and finances. The Chandra Symbol for the 22nd degree of Aquarius is “A woman making lace.” John Sandbach’s explanation of this symbol gives us hope for the outcomes of current negotiations:

“Here we find patience as well as the ability to concentrate and to perceive the overall patterns of whatever we are dealing with. This degree is adept at carrying out delicate procedures and of keeping all the strands of its motives and needs straight. It is one who brings people and situations together in an attempt to produce something harmonious and beautiful – a degree of great refinement.”

Another hopeful indicator, Neptune is in harmonious aspect to the nodal axis this week, providing the opportunity for us to let go of past animosities or jealousies (South Node in Scorpio) and turn our attention to peacemaking (North Node in Taurus). As the planet of Transcendence, Neptune assists us in forgiving and releasing what has been, so that we can move into compassion and understanding.

OUR NEW LUNAR CYCLE begins at 11:24 p.m. PDT on Thursday, March 31 (6:24 am GMT on Friday, April 1), when the Sun and Moon align at 11°30´ Aries. The two lights are within two degrees of Messenger Mercury, indicating a focus on communication, transportation, and information sharing for at least the next two weeks. The Sun and Moon are also within one degree of the Wounded Healer Chiron at the time of the lunation. 

The potential contained in this stellium of Mercury, the Sun, the Moon, and Chiron is that of healing through open, forthright communication and new, pioneering ideas. At the same time, since Mercury in Aries is not known for tactfulness and people are feeling especially insecure and vulnerable, it will be important to carefully consider our words before speaking. With the New Moon also semisquare Venus, addressing differing values and discussing economic issues are key to finding resolution

This New Moon is also significant in that it opens the door to eclipse season; our next New Moon, on April 30, will be a partial solar eclipse. As we enter the new lunar cycle this week, we are also embarking on a time of major developments that will influence our course, both individually and globally, for the next six months. More on the eclipses in the weeks to come.

HERE are the planetary aspects we’ll be working with this week, day by day:

Monday
Venus conjunct Saturn: This alignment provides a reality check in the areas of relationship and finances. It is time to consider practical concerns in both of these arenas.
Neptune sextile North Node: An opportunity to forgive what has been, to release past resentments, and to open our hearts in compassion and peace.

Tuesday
No major aspects are exact today.

Wednesday 
Venus square nodal axis: Relationships from the past, or old relationship patterns, come to the surface to be acknowledged, forgiven, and resolved.
Mercury semisquare Saturn: Conversations do not flow easily today. The overall mood is a bit pessimistic, so try not to make important decisions based on seeing the glass as half empty instead of half full. 
Venus sextile Eris: The courage of our convictions motivates new action in relationship or financial matters.

Thursday
New Moon 11:24 p.m. PDT (6:24 am GMT on Friday): The Aries New Moon is a time for courageous new initiatives, based in a strong knowing of what we truly want and need.

Friday-Saturday
Mercury semisquare Venus, Sun conjunct Chiron, Mercury conjunct Chiron, Sun conjunct Mercury, Venus semisquare Chiron: Conversations, while difficult, provide an opportunity to directly address key issues in a relationship. If care and understanding are invoked, and we use the communication skills of both speaking clearly and listening intentionally, healing is possible.

Sunday
Mercury sextile Ceres, Sun sextile Ceres: It is easier to communicate with empathy and an open mind today. We feel a stronger rapport with others, especially with family and with animals.   

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Your rational mind is highlighted this year, perhaps inspiring you to put pen to paper or to speak your truth more directly. It will be important to carefully assess your style of communicating. If you find yourself speaking too impulsively or loudly, consider that this abruptness may be coming from a place in you that is fearful that it won’t be heard if it doesn’t assert itself forcefully. Take the time to listen to and care for this aspect of your being, and it is more likely that others will likewise take the time to listen carefully to you. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Mercury, semisquare Venus, conjunct Chiron)​In peace and with gratitude,

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies ​December 6 to 12, 2021 By Pam Younghans

NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your guide to planetary energies 
December 6 to 12, 2021
By Pam Younghan


Aspects of Note this Week

All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Add 8 hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
MON: Mars sextile Pluto
TUE: Venus square Eris, Mercury square Neptune, Mars square Jupiter
WED: No major aspects today
THU: Mercury trine Eris
FRI: Mercury semisquare Saturn 
SAT: Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus, Venus conjunct Pluto, Mercury sextile Jupiter, Sun square Neptune
SUN: No major aspects today


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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies ​November 8 to 14, 2021 By Pam Younghans




NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies  November 8 to 14, 2021
By Pam Younghans
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Planetary Aspects of Note This Week
All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.   
TUE: Mercury sesquiquadrate Neptune
WED: Mercury conjunct Mars, Mercury square Saturn, Mars square Saturn
THU: First Quarter Moon 4:46 a.m. PST, Mercury quincunx Chiron
FRI: Sun trine Neptune, Mars quincunx Chiron, Mars trine Pallas Athene
SAT: Mercury opposite Uranus
SUN: Venus semisquare Jupiter, Saturn trine Ceres


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Astrologer Pam Younghans writes the NorthPoint Journal based on planetary influences and insights received. Her hope is to bring astrology “down to earth” in a way that will help readers navigate current energies, while also utilizing these energies for spiritual and personal growth.   Feel free to share this NorthPoint Journal with others who may enjoy it! Please forward it in its entirety, including all contact and copyright information.  

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


NorthPoint Journal


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 Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies September 27 to ​October 3, 2021 By Pam Younghans

NorthPoint Astrology Journal

Your guide to planetary energies 
September 27 to ​October 3, 2021
By Pam Younghans
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Aspects of Note this Week
All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Add 7 hours for Greenwich Mean Time.
MON: Mars sesquiquadrate Jupiter
TUE: Last Quarter Moon 6:57 p.m. PDT
WED: Venus trine Neptune, Sun trine Saturn
THU: Sun sesquiquadrate Jupiter, Venus square Jupiter
FRI: Mercury opposite Eris, Mars opposite Chiron, Mercury square Pluto
SAT: Venus sextile Pluto, Venus quincunx Eris, Sun semisquare Venus
SUN: Mars trine Ceres, Venus sesquiquadrate Chiron, Sun opposite Chiron, Mercury trine Jupiter

WE ARE EMBARKING on one of the steepest sections of this “final ascent” that is the last four months of 2021. This is a highly volcanic period, both literally and symbolically. The next six to eight weeks will be profoundly pivotal and life-changing, for individuals and for the global community.

The primary influence we’re working with throughout this time is the disruptive and eruptive Pluto-Eris square. This aspect was exact on August 27 and will perfect for the fifth and final time on October 8. We can imagine the August event as one peak in the mountain range, with next week’s square being an even higher summit.

Although the aspect isn’t exact to the degree until next week, this is one of those astrological influences that has effect for many months (and sometimes years) since it involves two planets that move very slowly through the zodiac. The first Pluto-Eris square occurred in early 2020, which means its lifeline has basically corresponded with the timeline of the pandemic. In fact, the dates of the exact square have correlated to times when the pandemic was at its greatest effect: January 2020 (when it first came into our awareness), June 2020, December 2020, August 2021, and now October 2021.

Pluto is said to “rule” viruses, which strengthens our belief that the Pluto-Eris square is closely involved in our pandemic experience. But it is in exploring the personal and social effects of this hard aspect that we gain a better understanding of its higher purposes.

TRANSITING PLUTO acts somewhat like a psychotherapist when it works with us. It digs deep into our psyches, revealing emotions and behaviors that have been running us from behind the scenes. The purpose of this often-uncomfortable process is to bring disempowering patterns into our awareness so that they no longer control us. 

Meanwhile, transiting Eris draws our attention to the experience of being discounted, rejected, and unfairly treated. This dwarf planet is known for stirring major controversies, based on the mythical goddess Eris’ role in starting the Trojan war.

As Pluto and Eris square each other, we are especially likely to feel deep-seated fear and anger due to situations that feel outside of our control. Interpersonal conflict, civil unrest, and other forms of social upheaval manifest as a result of the need to express and release those emotions. All of this occurs en route to fulfilling the positive potentials of this aspect, which include becoming aware of and transmuting our own shadow side, which ultimately can lead to greater personal empowerment and the ability to stand in our truth without needing to control others.

RETROGRADE MERCURY will be exactly opposite Eris and square Pluto this Friday, triggering the effects of the longer-term aspect we’ve just been discussing. This involvement of Messenger Mercury represents a “war of words” as major differences in perspective draw clear battle lines in the sand.

Due to Mercury’s retrograde phase, it is activating the Pluto-Eris square three times over the course of six weeks. The first activation was on September 22; the second is this Friday, October 1; and the third will be November 1-2. These three time periods are linked together energetically, which means we should see an unfolding of issues at each point that relate to a larger theme. Concerns that we work with during this time may not be fully resolved until after Mercury leaves its retrograde “shadow phase” on November 3.

Since Mercury is in Libra, the sign of lawsuits and justice, personal and business partnerships, negotiations and contracts, these are topics that are likely to dominate our thoughts and the news headlines during this time. And, with Mercury now moving backward, its aspects this Friday call for a review of policies that were recently implemented and words that were spoken not long ago.

HERE IS A LIST of the other significant aspects that occur this week, along with my brief interpretations of each:

Monday
Mars sesquiquadrate Jupiter: With Mars in litigious Libra and Jupiter in equality-minded Aquarius, the desire for justice is especially strong today and can inspire impulsive action.

Tuesday
Last Quarter Moon 6:57 p.m. PDT: Today we enter the last phase of the lunar cycle, which calls us to reflect on how our plans have unfolded since the Virgo New Moon on September 6. This seven-day period leading up to the Libra New Moon on October 6 is a time to let go of what we do not want to carry going forward, so that we can start the new lunar cycle with a clean slate.

Wednesday
Venus trine Neptune: We feel especially compassionate and idealistic with this influence. This is the best day of the week to have a conversation with a loved one about shared dreams and desires.
Sun trine Saturn: This stabilizing influence can help us to find our footing on otherwise slippery slopes.

Thursday
Jupiter sesquiquadrate the Sun and square Venus: Self-indulgence is strong with these aspects. If self-control is a problem for you, pay close attention to the wisdom of your choices today; otherwise, you may soon have buyer’s remorse, or wish you hadn’t had that extra piece of cake, or feel uncomfortable about having made a promise that you won’t be able to keep.

Friday
Mercury opposite Eris, Mercury square Pluto: These aspects are discussed earlier in today’s Journal.
Mars opposite Chiron: People are especially sensitive today if they feel ignored or treated unfairly. As a result, anger is quick to surface and there is a tendency to impulsive action.

Saturday
Venus semisquare Sun, sextile Pluto, quincunx Eris: Relationships go through an adjustment phase, but can also deepen in honesty and understanding.

Sunday
Mars trine Ceres: A strong desire to protect and care for loved ones.
Chiron sesquiquadrate Venus and opposite the Sun: People are especially sensitive today. We may take things very personally, causing angry exchanges or passive-aggressive actions.
Mercury trine Jupiter: With Mercury retrograde, this is our chance to have an inner conversation with ourselves, to discover what we really think and what we want to say before we have a verbal exchange with others.

“THE FINAL ASCENT”: If you missed my webinar covering the rest of 2021 – no worries! You can still purchase the video replay and calendars and learn about the energies we’ll be working with from now through January. Please send an email to pam@northpointastrology.com with the subject line “Webinar Replay” and I’ll reply with details.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You are more aware than usual of your personal needs this year, which may be surprising if you have the usual Libra tendency to downplay your own desires in order to keep the peace or to make a loved one happy. While your nurturing capacity and your wish to support others are very strong, it is vital that you turn that loving attention on yourself and give time to your inner child, the part of you that doesn’t feel like it has a right to have its own needs and wants. As you do this inner healing, your relationships with others will go through an adjustment phase, but you will also feel more self-confident and be able to create more balanced partnerships. (Solar Return Sun semisquare Venus, conjunct Mars, trine Ceres, opposite Chiron, trine Saturn)

In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

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