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,

PamFor an audio recording and non-English versions of this Journal, please click HERE. (New week’s audio and text are online no later than 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday.)


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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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 About the NorthPoint Journal  

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


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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 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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NorthPoint Astrology JournalYour weekly guide to planetary influences forSeptember 13 to 19, 2021by Pam Younghans

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Photo of Messier M27 nebula by Alessandro Bianconi, September 5, 2021, Dolianova, Italy  

NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences for September 13 to 19, 2021
by Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note This Week   All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.    MON: Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus
TUE: Sun opposite Neptune, Mars enters Libra, Sun sesquiquadrate Saturn THU: Sun quincunx Jupiter, Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune, Sun trine Pluto, Venus square Saturn
FRI: Mercury quincunx Neptune


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Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this NorthPoint Journal based on planetary influences and insights received. Her hope is to offer perspectives to assist you in utilizing current energies to enhance your life experience and accelerate your spiritual and personal growth.   Feel free to share this issue of the NorthPoint Journal with others who may enjoy it! Please forward it in its entirety,
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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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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your guide to planetary energies  June 7 to 13, 2021 By Pam Younghans

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Annular Solar Eclipse photo by Colleen Pinski.

NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your guide to planetary energies  June 7 to 13, 2021
By Pam Younghans


Aspects of Note this Week

All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Add 7 hours for Greenwich Mean Time.

THU: Solar Eclipse/New Moon 3:52 a.m. PDT, Sun conjunct Mercury, Uranus conjunct Ceres
FRI: Mars enters Leo, Saturn square Ceres
SAT: Venus square Chiron, Venus sextile Uranus
SUN: Venus quincunx Saturn, Sun square Neptune

AN ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE headlines the cosmic news this week. While not a total eclipse, this will still be a spectacular event. In an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to completely block the light of the Sun, so what we see is a “ring of fire” – a bright band of light – around the dark shadow of the Moon.

This New Moon eclipse perfects on Thursday, June 10, at 3:52 a.m. PDT. It occurs in the air sign of Gemini and within one degree of Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini. This provides double emphasis on the areas of life that are ruled by the sign of the Twins.

IN THE OUTER WORLD, this includes all of the ways in which information is shared, as well as travel and transportation systems, computers and networks, reports and contracts, reporters and the media. On a more personal level, Gemini rules our reasoning ability and logical mind, our ability to tell fact from fiction. It also concerns our mental state and nervous system, and our need for variety and intellectual stimulation through learning and social interactions. 

These are all areas to watch for new developments this week. Around the time of the eclipse, especially, we may receive information that causes us to rethink our current course. And, nervous energy is likely to be high, so take your B vitamins and remember the power of the breath to calm the mind.

WHILE IT’S TRUE that a Solar Eclipse usually heralds significant new beginnings – something like a mega New Moon – this one, even if it opens a new path in front of us, could send us on something of a circuitous route. One of the reasons for this is that Mercury, which rules the eclipse and is also conjunct the New Moon, is currently retrograde.

When the Messenger Planet is moving backward, we are usually cautioned to review rather than initiate. We are encouraged to spend time in introspection, to go within for answers instead of relying on outside information, and to patiently wait for Mercury to go direct before taking that first step in a new direction. So how do we resolve that paradox, of a retrograde-Mercury-ruled New Moon Solar Eclipse?

Perhaps one of the higher intentions of this event is to teach us to think in new ways, to question what we are told, and to run all externally-gained ideas and data past our internal knowing. This cosmically-guided lesson will be strong this week and also for the next six months, until the next Solar Eclipse on December 4.

NEPTUNE adds another complication to the eclipse energies, since the transcendental planet is in square aspect to the Sun/Moon/Mercury stellium. When activated, Neptune always infuses a situation with spiritual or creative overtones, but when in hard aspect, can also manifest as difficulty discerning fact from fiction. An over-active imagination or wide-eyed idealism can lead to disillusionment or self-deception.

Still, whether in easy or hard aspect, the lessons of Neptune are consistent; through its influence, we learn the importance of developing trust and faith in unseen outcomes. We find that we must let go of attachments and surrender to a higher flow. And, we gain greater awareness of the subtle realms, and realize the need to use our intuition in all situations.  

THE DWARF PLANET CERES is also in the spotlight this week, but uncomfortably so. With the second Saturn-Uranus square just a week away (on June 14), as Earth Mother Ceres conjoins Uranus on Monday and squares Saturn on Friday, the tension represented by the Saturn-Uranus square manifests in nature. Unexpected (Uranus) events challenge humanity to take responsible action (Saturn) to resolve a crisis in the environment (Ceres in Taurus).

On a personal level, the Saturn-Ceres square can manifest as feeling burdened by many family or financial obligations, or as not feeling supported by those who we depend on. The challenge of this square may also be observed in feeling a lack of support from the social structures, governments, and authority figures that we rely on for stability (Saturn).

The Uranus-Ceres conjunction then represents an urge to rebel against all of the above. However, the positive potentials of this alignment indicate an ability to find original and innovative solutions to the problems before us. Since Ceres represents the nurturing principle, when it works in harmony with Uranus, we also expect that themes of human rights – especially the rights of children and families – would come strongly into our awareness.

THE OMEGA AND CHANDRA SYMBOLS for the Solar Eclipse lend some additional insights into the energies we’ll be working with. The eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon align at 19°47´ Gemini, so here are at the symbols for the twentieth degree of the sign:

Omega symbol: “Night in a museum; shadows seem to be moving in the paintings.” This symbol reminds us that reality is fluid. It also tells us that our perceptions are in the process of shifting and transforming, and that we can become aware of much more than what our five senses are telling us.

Chandra symbol: “A bull stung by a scorpion.” This symbol speaks of unexpected change, renewal, and regeneration. We can expect the breakup of old, stagnant patterns with this eclipse, but most likely will see strong, perhaps “bullish” reactions to the changes underway.

OTHER PLANETARY ACTION this week includes the planet Mars entering the sign of Leo on Friday. As Mars moves from a protective water sign (Cancer) into an outgoing fire sign (Leo), we feel an increased need to express and assert ourselves, perhaps in dramatic ways. Our desire to experience the joys and pleasures of life is reinvigorated, especially because many of these have been on hold for quite a while.

Relationship themes are on the agenda for next weekend, with Venus in sensitive Cancer in aspect to Chiron, Uranus, and Saturn. The Venus-Chiron square on Saturday indicates a need to self-nurture in response to hurt feelings. The good news is that the Venus-Uranus sextile, also on Saturday, can help us take time for ourselves, even if others are demanding our attention. But the Venus-Saturn quincunx on Sunday means that we still need to take responsibility for whatever adjustments might be needed in a relationship, that simply ignoring an issue will not result in satisfactory outcomes.

We also want to note that throughout next weekend, Venus will be engaging the energies of the life-changing Saturn-Uranus square that perfects next Monday. Because of this, events involving the Venus-ruled themes of relationships, values, and finances may have greater impact than usual.

LAST CHANCE! Be sure to email me this week if you want to purchase the replay of my recent “Riding the Rapids” webinar covering May-August 2021. Please type “Webinar Replay” in the subject line, send your email to pam@northpointastrology.com, and I’ll reply with details.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This year, you may feel a stronger than usual need to share or teach what you have learned, to state your truth, and to feel heard. However, you are also involved in a process of dissolving past self-definitions, which means your truth may actually be shifting. This is an excellent year for journaling, for studying spiritual or metaphysical topics, and for doing inner work. Along the way, you will be letting go of certain mindsets, ideas you have held about who you are and what you need and want in your personal life. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Mercury, square Neptune)

In peace and with gratitude,

Pam

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