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


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

Planetary Aspects of Note This Week

All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time.

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



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

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

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NorthPoint Astrology 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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To learn more about personal readings, please visit the “Chart Interpretation” page at www.northpointastrology.com

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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 weekly guide to planetary influences April 26 to May 2, 2021 by Pam Younghans

NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences
April 26 to May 2, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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

MON: Full Moon/SuperMoon 8:32 p.m. PDT
TUE: Sun semisquare Neptune, Mercury semisquare Mars, Pluto stations retrograde THU: Mercury sextile Neptune, Venus semisquare Mars, Pluto square Ceres
FRI: Sun conjunct Uranus
SUN: Mercury trine Pluto, Venus sextile Neptune


  OUR FULL MOON this week promises to be spectacular, in more ways than one. Firstly, it is one of only a small number of Supermoon Full Moons that will grace our skies in 2021. “Supermoon” is a term coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, and refers to a lunation that occurs when the Moon is at its closest orbital proximity to the Earth.  

Visually, this week’s Full Moon will appear “14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser Full Moons of 2021” (Spaceweather.com).
It will also appear big and bright for about three nights, from Sunday through Wednesday. Energetically, since the Moon will be so close to the Earth, we can assume that emotional reactivity will be heightened above and beyond the usual “lunacy” we experience with a Full Moon.  

Adding to that intensity, Luna will be at 07°06´ Scorpio at the time of the lunation, which occurs on Monday, April 26, at 8:32 p.m. PDT. Scorpio is a very complex sign emotionally and psychologically, and is known for being passionate and perceptive. As the Moon opposes the Sun in Taurus, the sign known for its love of peace, beauty, and simplicity, we are asked to find the balance in our own lives between these two polarities.  

OTHER PLANETS are also contributing to the impact of this Full Moon. Uranus is at 10°28´ Taurus, and thus is conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon. This represents a major plot twist, as we are always warned to “expect the unexpected” when Uranus is activated. These surprises may include seismic events or environmental changes, given that Uranus is in earthy Taurus.

And, although Venus and Mercury (at 15 and 16 degrees of Taurus) are not technically conjunct the Sun at the lunation, they are close enough to Uranus to be drawn into the mix. As such, we may see changes in relationship dynamics or fluctuations in financial markets (Venus), and surprising new information coming forward (Mercury) that radically alters our expected course (Uranus).  

SATURN is also involved in the Full Moon picture. The Ringed Planet sits at 12°57´ Aquarius and is positioned at the apex of a fixed T-square configuration, squaring both the Moon in Scorpio and the stellium (group) of planets in Taurus.   

At the core of this T-square (and this Full Moon) is the Saturn-Uranus square, the aspect we are working with throughout 2021. In this square, Saturn (established systems, authority, patience, self-discipline, responsibility) is in sharp conflict with Uranus (progressive visions, disruptive change, social liberties, freedom of expression, radicalism). Astrologically, this square is the energizing factor behind much of the social unrest that is expressing itself around the world.  

Saturn is the rule-maker, while Uranus is the rule-breaker. When these two planets are in hard aspect to each other, both sides of an issue strongly resist seeing the other’s perspective. An impasse is quickly reached and can appear to be unresolvable. As we’ve seen this year, a “political divide” has seeped into virtually every area of our lives. Our personal choices – whether to mask or not, whether to receive a vaccine or not, even whether to watch the news or not – become hot topics and political statements, even if that is not our intention.  

AS INDIVIDUALS, we are feeling the impact of the Saturn-Uranus square – and will sense the energies of this week’s Full Moon – on every level of our being. Our physical forms (Saturn) are becoming more sensitized to cosmic energies (Uranus). It is becoming more common to physically feel the effects of solar flares and other such events (“solar flare nausea”). Emotionally and mentally, we must continually do a reality check (Saturn) to ascertain whether what we are feeling is “ours” or if we’re taking on the energies that are being held so powerfully in mass consciousness (Uranus).    

As with all concerns, it ultimately becomes a spiritual exercise. As challenges, fears, and negativity arise (Saturn), we are called to see them as energy (Uranus), and either to allow them to move through us without attachment or to transmute them in some way. This is one of the bottom-line lessons of the Saturn-Uranus square: understanding how our reality is created energetically before it becomes form, and learning how to work with it at that level.  

PLUTO is also on the list of important influencers this week. The dwarf planet will station retrograde on Tuesday, April 27, at 1:01 p.m. PDT, less than 24 hours after the Full Moon perfects. It is also worthwhile to note that Pluto is known as the “ruler” of Scorpio, so its status during a Scorpio Full Moon has added impact.   When a planet comes to its “station” and appears to be standing still (from our perspective on Earth), its impact is heightened. My favorite analogy for this effect is that of standing on a platform in a station, feeling the vibration of an incoming train grow stronger and stronger until it is standing right in front of us, idling loudly. Like the train, as a planet holds its position before reversing direction and heading back in the direction from whence it came,
we feel its vibration very powerfully.   

Pluto is known as the Great Transformer, often taking us through a symbolic death and rebirth. I also think of it as the “Psychotherapist Planet,” because it can illuminate what has been hidden (unconscious) so that its influence can be transmuted and we can reclaim our power in some way. As Pluto stations this week, weaving its energies into the already-impactful Full Moon, we become aware of where and how we give our power away. In this revelatory light, we see how we have held ourselves back and are empowered to strive for a higher destiny.      

THE FULL MOON is by far the strongest influence this week, and we will be feeling it for a day or more both before and after it occurs. Still, there is other planetary activity to consider this week; here is the day-by-day list (please note that there are no major aspects that perfect on Wednesday or Saturday):  

Monday Full Moon/SuperMoon 8:32 p.m. PDT: See above.  
Tuesday Sun semisquare Neptune: Confusion about how to meet personal needs while also being compassionate to others. Mercury semisquare Mars: A lack of tact triggers defensiveness. Pluto stations retrograde: See above.  
Thursday Mercury sextile Neptune: Imagination and intuition are easier to access today. Venus semisquare Mars: Conflicts can arise in relationships due to a difference in basic needs.  Pluto square Ceres: Emotions intense, possible power struggles, resulting in feelings of separation or loss.  
Friday Sun conjunct Uranus: The core energy of the Full Moon coming into fruition. Restlessness and rebelliousness are heightened. Surprising events are possible, perhaps related to nature or the environment.  
Sunday Mercury trine Pluto: Feeling empowered to speak our truth. Venus sextile Neptune: Having compassion and sensitivity for others.  


WEBINAR IN JUST 2 WEEKS! I hope you can join us for our upcoming “Riding the Rapids” webinar! It will be presented live (and recorded for replay) on Wednesday, May 12.   During this 75-minute Zoom class, we’ll dive deeply into the planetary influences we’ll be working with May through August. For a full description, please see below — or here’s the quick link to register: https://ridingtherapids.eventbrite.com    Once you register, watch your inbox for follow-up emails from both (orders@eventbrite.com) and (noreply@eventbrite.com).    See you there!  

(“If Your Birthday Is This Week” follows the class description.)    
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Riding the Rapids Focus, Finesse, & Fluidity
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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TIME IS MOVING more and more quickly now. Saturn, known as Father Time, is in hard aspect to sideways-spinning Uranus throughout 2021. As these two planets square off, we are continually pushed beyond our comfort zones, often in surprising ways.
        In this “Riding the Rapids” class, we’ll look closely at the planetary activity over the next four months – May, June, July, and August. The intention of this class is to provide insights that will help us focus our intentions so that we can navigate the “cosmic rapids” with greater finesse. We’ll also note times when we need to be especially fluid in our expectations.
       Here are just a few of the highlights of what’s ahead:

       In May: Jupiter enters Pisces, augmenting our spiritual awareness but also increasing escapism.
Eclipse season begins with the Taurus New Moon on May 11, leading up to a
Total Lunar Eclipse/ Supermoon/Full Moon that propels humanity into another evolutionary shift.
       
In June: An annular Solar Eclipse occurs and the second Saturn–Uranus square perfects — more white-water!
       
In July: The fixed star Sirius rises with the Sun, with their precise alignment in early July. We’ll talk about how
esoteric astrology views this event, and how we can use these powerful energies of enlightenment. 

       In August: An earthshaking New Moon early in the month is followed by Uranus stationing retrograde while trine
both Mercury and Mars. Late in the month, we have a fateful Full Moon conjunct Jupiter and the contentious
Pluto-Eris square perfects for the fourth time.

  PLEASE JOIN US! This class is for everyone, whether you are a newcomer to astrology or have spent years in study.
Before the class airs, you will receive monthly calendars showing the astrological events, which you can use for note-taking.
And, if you’re not able to attend the class live, you will have full access to the replay and calendars for later viewing.        

Once you register, please watch for confirmation and follow-up emails from (orders@eventbrite.com)
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IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This is a very restless year, in which you experience both the strong desire for freedom and new experiences, while also being very aware of the responsibilities that may limit your activities. It will be vital to find ways to give yourself “liberating moments,” to invigorate your life, even if you are not able to move to Tahiti and leave all your cares behind. This is an opportunity to reinvent yourself in certain ways while at the same time maintaining a solid foundation that will continue to serve you going forward. Find ways to give attention to both of the needs being expressed, even though they may seem to be at odds. (Solar Return Sun square Saturn, conjunct Uranus)  
In peace and gratitude,   Pam  

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About the NorthPoint Journal   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, including all contact and copyright information.  
To learn more about private astrology sessions, please visit the “Personal Readings” page at www.northpointastrology.com
To schedule a reading, please email pam@northpointastrology.com.  


NorthPoint Journal copyright 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences March 29 to April 4, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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Northpoint Astrology Journal:
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
March 29 to April 4, 2021
by Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note This Week


MON: Sun conjunct Chiron, Mercury conjunct Neptune
TUE: Venus sextile Saturn
WED: Mercury semisquare Uranus, Sun sextile Saturn 
THU: Mercury semisquare Saturn, Mercury sextile Pluto 
SAT: Venus conjunct Ceres, Mercury enters Aries
SUN: Jupiter sextile Eris

THE MOON still appears mostly full as we begin this new week. But with yesterday’s lunation behind us, we have entered the waning half of the lunar cycle, a two-week period when we are meant to reflect on recent events and glean what learnings may be possible.  

The Sun has been traveling in ever-closer proximity to Wounded Healer Chiron since the Equinox. Over the past two weeks, the Sun has been highlighting the wounds represented by Chiron in Aries, which can manifest as irrational anger and even violence. The wound beneath the anger may have many central causes, but with Chiron in Aries, the fear of loss of identity is often at the root. Extreme actions then become the way that a damaged psyche proclaims its existence and demands that its needs be met.  

YESTERDAY’S FULL MOON was tightly opposing Chiron, shining even more light on that Aries wound and its emotional impact. The Sun and Chiron will finally exactly conjoin early Monday morning (March 29, 1:08 a.m. PDT). After that rendezvous, the two planetary objects will gradually separate, but they will still be interacting – and continuing to expose that wound – for the next week or so.  

In a similar vein, we should also keep watch on the Jupiter-Eris sextile that perfects next Sunday. Although a sextile is a harmonious aspect, Eris is the goddess of Discord, and an aspect to Jupiter could magnify contentious feelings as well as the need to act on them. But, there is a positive side to this Jupiter-Eris aspect. Used consciously, it can help us have the courage to take a stand, especially in support of those who have been ignored or mistreated by society.  

DAY BY DAY, here are the primary planetary aspects for the week ahead and my brief interpretations of their influence:  

MondaySun conjunct Chiron: (see above) Mercury conjunct Neptune: A joining of the mind and the spirit. Imaginative thinking, benefiting meditation and creative writing. In general, the ability to perceive all through eyes of compassion.  

TuesdayVenus sextile Saturn: Supports our handling relationship and financial issues with greater responsibility and discipline.   

WednesdayMercury semisquare Uranus: Surprising communications or disruptions in our expected routines, resulting in a change of plans that opens us up to new directions and insights. Sun sextile Saturn: In contrast to the changeable Mercury-Uranus aspect today, this sextile helps us take things one step at a time, so that we are sure to take care of all practical matters that may arise.  

ThursdayMercury semisquare Saturn: A reality check on the ideas recently received – are they worth pursuing further? Do they represent realistic possibilities, or are they just pipe dreams? Mercury sextile Pluto: The ability to pour ourselves into an inspired idea, to use our imagination for concrete purposes.  

SaturdayVenus conjunct Ceres: A heart-opening, feeling love for family, a desire nurture and support others. Mercury enters Aries: Moving from the dream (Pisces) to taking action. Increased spontaneity, but also less tact in our communications. Expressing our desires rather than keeping them in.  

SundayJupiter sextile Eris: (see above)
 

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: 

Relationships are highlighted in your life this year, perhaps especially your connections with family members or others who awaken your nurturing instinct. At the same time, you will be addressing your own wounds and fears that could keep you from accepting support from others, or even taking care of yourself in healthy ways. As you learn to care for – instead of judging or repressing – the fearful child within you, it will be easier to make progress in many areas of your life. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Venus, conjunct Ceres, conjunct Chiron, sextile Saturn)   In Gratitude and Light,   Pam   NorthPoint Journal © 2021 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.



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About the NorthPoint Journal

    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, including all contact and copyright information.  

To learn more about private astrology sessions, please visit the “Personal Readings” page at www.northpointastrology.com

To schedule a reading, please email pam@northpointastrology.com.  


NorthPoint Journal copyright 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

Pam Younghans: NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences March 15 to 21, 2021

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

In Gratitude and Light,   Pam  

NorthPoint Journal © 2021 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.


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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, including all contact and copyright information.  
To learn more about private astrology sessions, please visit the “Personal Readings” page at www.northpointastrology.com
To schedule a reading, please email pam@northpointastrology.com.  
NorthPoint Journal copyright 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences January 25 to 31, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
January 25 to 31, 2021
by Pam Younghans

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

MON: Sun sextile Chiron
TUE: Sun square Uranus, Neptune square nodal axis
WED: Venus square Eris
THU: Venus conjunct Pluto, Full Moon 11:16 a.m. PST, Sun conjunct Jupiter
SAT: Mercury goes retrograde


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NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences November 9 to 15, 2020 by Pam Younghans

I am late on this but it helps explain this past week and New Moon tomorrow.
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NorthPoint Astrology Journal Your weekly guide to planetary influences November 9 to 15, 2020 by Pam Younghans

Aspects of Note This Week
 
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.   
MON: Venus opposite Mars, Sun trine Neptune
TUE: Mercury enters Scorpio, Mercury trine Ceres
WED: Mars semisquare Ceres, Venus quincunx Neptune 4:30 p.m.
THU: Sun sesquiquadrate Chiron, Jupiter conjunct Pallas Athene, Pluto conjunct Pallas Athene, Jupiter conjunct Pluto
FRI: Mercury sesquiquadrate Neptune, Mars stations direct
SAT: Sun sextile Pluto, Sun sextile Jupiter, New Moon 9:07 p.m. PDT
SUN: Mercury quincunx Chiron, Sun sextile Pallas Athene  

OUR JOURNEY through 2020 has been rocky, to say the least. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we have been challenged at every turn.  

Many of this year’s most life-altering twists and turns can be linked to alignments involving Pluto. We began 2020 with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, which was when the world initially became aware of the novel coronavirus and great divisiveness was playing out on the political stage. This was the opening act in the drama that has been unfolding ever since, with its ensuing scenes powerfully defined by alignments between Jupiter and Pluto.  

THE FIRST Jupiter-Pluto conjunction occurred on April 4, as fears about the virus peaked and we went into global lock-down. The next Jupiter-Pluto event was on June 29, as the second wave of COVID-19 was building worldwide, and rage against injustice also reached a peak.  

This coming week, we have the third and final conjunction between these two planets. Once again, the trend on the COVID-19 charts is sharply upward. This resurgence of the virus, along with social and political tensions, are leading humanity to another crisis point.  

THIS FINAL conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto is made all the more powerful in that it exactly aligns with the asteroid Pallas Athene, named for the goddess of Wisdom and War. This strong feminine influence could indicate a woman coming into power on the physical plane, as well as the Divine Feminine working with us on the metaphysical planes.  

Also of note is that this conjunction perfects at the same degree – and almost the same arc minute – as January’s Saturn-Pluto event. (The Saturn-Pluto conjunction was at 22°46′ Capricorn; this Jupiter-Pluto conjunction occurs at 22°51′ Capricorn.) This is just another sign that events this week are powerfully related to the larger evolutionary shift underway, which is requiring the deconstruction of old social and political forms.  

BUT THIS is about much more than only managing and surviving the external events. Pluto’s job, as the Psychotherapist Planet, is to reveal and transmute negative energy. One of Jupiter’s tasks, as the largest planet in our known solar system, is to exaggerate and magnify. The three alignments between these two planets are corresponding with great waves of negative emotion in mass consciousness, which must be transmuted if humanity is to evolve into its higher expression.   

The first alignment in March/April brought forth a Wave of Fear. The second, in June/July, provoked a Wave of Anger and Rage. The third, peaking this week, might be described as eliciting a Wave of Distrust and Blame, or even Hatred.  

THIS WEEK, as at each of these critical junctures, it is up to each of us individually to be aware of how we hold those misqualified emotions in our own energy field, and to do the work to transmute those emotions. We must first acknowledge the feelings rather than pretending they do not exist, and accept our own humanness. Then, we must likewise realize our Divinity, which enables us to be more than simply human.  

This work of transmutation can be done on many levels and in many ways. We can use techniques that allow us to express any repressed emotions in a safe way, and then call in light or the violet flame to move through and help clear the debris from our individual field, and the quantum field as well. We also can use the vibration of sound or color to assist us in releasing lower-frequency emotions. One of the keys to doing this successfully is not to attach to or label the emotions, but simply to allow them to process and release.  

Whatever methods work best for you, now is the time to use them. We are not yet past the time of challenges. Jupiter and Pluto are doing the work of revealing humanity’s shadow. As workers for the Light, we are called to do the work of transmuting the negative emotions that arise, for ourselves and for the collective.  

ADDING to the complex energies, we have a long list of other aspects that will also perfect this week – too many to fully describe here, given all that is going on! I’ll do my best to post on Facebook during the week about the ones that seem most important.  

But, I do want to talk about two other significant events that are also on this week’s agenda: Mars going direct and the Scorpio New Moon.  

MARS has been retrograde in Aries since September 9. Over these past two months, while outer progress may have seemed slow and tedious, we have been called to do much work on inner levels. Mars retrograde is a time for us to realign our energies, and obstacles have shown where our desires were not fully in sync with higher purposes.  

If we have done this work of realignment, we will start to see more progress once Mars goes direct on Friday. But for most of the coming week, even though Mercury is now direct, we should expect a few more delays in the realization of our desires.  

THE NEW MOON occurs on Saturday, November 14, at 9:07 p.m. PST. The Sun and Moon will conjoin at 23°17′ Scorpio, and will be in strong aspect to many of the other planets. These include close sextiles to Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Pallas Athene; a tight quincunx to dwarf planet Eris; and a loose trine to Neptune.  

Many of these aspects are very positive and supportive, indicating a true “new beginning” is possible, especially with Mars having gone direct the day before. I especially like the trine to Neptune, which will help us be in compassion and also trust in the Divine Plan.  

BUT we can’t ignore the hard aspect to Eris, which indicates a potential disruption in the proceedings. Remember that the primary myth of Eris tells of her tossing a golden apple into a wedding party, an act that
precipitated responses that eventually led to the Trojan War.   With Eris involved in the New Moon chart, we can expect that this new lunar cycle will be quite eventful – especially since it marks the beginning of eclipse season, with our Full Moon on November 30 also being a Solar Eclipse.  

Eris continues to be a strong influence throughout the rest of the month, due to being exactly square Jupiter and Pluto next week. More on that influence in the next Journal.   

10 DAYS AND COUNTING:My “Paradigm Shift” webinar is on November 19! (See class description below.) A couple of notes:   

If you have any questions about registering online, please contact Elsie Kerns at elsie@wellnesswithelsie.com. She’ll be able to help with any concerns about registering or payments.  

If you’re not able to attend at air time, no worries! The class will be recorded. Everyone who registers receives links to the
replay and slideshow, usually within 24 hours of the event.  

Once you register, keep an eye on your inbox. You will receive a confirmation email from “orders@eventbrite.com,” and then instructions from “noreply@eventbrite.com.” If you don’t see your confirmation email shortly after registering, please check your spam/junk folder and promotions tab.

  (“If Your Birthday Is This Week” follows the class announcement.)   Image

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT Paradigm Shift
A new dawn on the horizon
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Broadcasting LIVE on Zoom and Recorded for Replay 4 pm PST | 5 pm MST | 6 pm CST | 7 pm EST
One-hour class, $25 by PayPal or check To Register: https://pamparadigmshift.eventbrite.com  
THE YEAR 2020
has been, by far, one of the most life-changing and disruptive years in our lifetimes, driven by the Saturn-Pluto alignment that occurred back in January. As we enter the closing weeks of this incredible year, we look to the planets to see what they can reveal about our next steps.

  On the not-so-distant horizon is a very new energy: the much-anticipated Jupiter-Saturn alignment in Aquarius, which will perfect on Solstice Day, December 21. Although Jupiter and Saturn align every 20 years, this is the first alignment in Aquarius since the year 1405. It represents a significant paradigm shift for humanity, as well as a major impulse of energy into each of our individual lives.  

In this class, we’ll talk in greater detail about that Jupiter-Saturn alignment and consider its effects, both globally and personally. We’ll also look beyond the immediate horizon and into 2021. We’ll explore the possible manifestations and higher purposes of the Saturn-Uranus square that accompany us throughout the year, as well as the ongoing effects of the dynamic Pluto-Eris square that has already stirred much social change. Adding another layer to our understanding of what’s ahead, we’ll also touch on the six eclipses – half of which are powerful Total Eclipses – that will occur from now through the end of 2021.

  Please join us! Visit https://pamparadigmshift.eventbrite.com to register. If you have any questions about registering or payments, please contact Elsie Kerns at elsie@wellnesswithelsie.com.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This coming year is designed to propel you forward on your path of higher purpose in the world, while also providing opportunities for you to strengthen your spiritual practice. Along the way, you may need to adjust your expectations for immediate gratification, for this is a process rather than an event. As you work to align your will with the higher will, you are supported in creating the new forms that will best represent your higher mission. (Solar Return Sun sextile Jupiter, trine Neptune, sextile Pluto, quincunx Eris)

In Gratitude and Light,

  Pam

  NorthPoint Journal © 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

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About the NorthPoint Journal   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! When doing so, please forward it in its entirety, including all contact and copyright information.   To learn more about private astrology sessions, please visit the “Personal Readings” page at www.northpointastrology.com. To schedule a reading, please email pam@northpointastrology.com.   NorthPoint Journal copyright 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your weekly guide to planetary influences October 5 to 11, 2020 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences October 5 to 11, 2020
by Pam Younghans

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


STORMY CONDITIONS are becoming the norm as we begin the last quarter of 2020, with every day seeming to bring new dramas, new thunderbolts. I wrote in last week’s Journal that it is vital to remain calm and centered right now. That advice continues to hold for this coming week, and actually for the rest of October and into November.  

In every moment, we have a choice. We can choose hope, or we can choose despair. We can choose love, or we can choose hate. We can choose to trust the Divine Plan, or we can choose to fear the unknown. Even if we can’t currently see how the journey will unfold, we will get successfully to the other shore – but how we each personally experience the crossing depends on the primary perspectives and emotions we elect to hold.  

ONE of the forms on the other shore is the Jupiter-Saturn alignment that will occur in about eleven weeks, on December 21, the same day as the Solstice. I spoke about this very important event in my June webinar, but haven’t yet written about it much in this weekly Journal – there’s been so much else to discuss!  

Jupiter and Saturn align only once every twenty years. Their conjunction sets the stage for new directions in social and economic development that will play out over the next two decades. This upcoming event is significant for several reasons – one of which is that the two planets will align in Aquarius for the first time since the year 1405. Historically, the 1400s marked the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Early Renaissance period.  

I plan to offer a short class in November to talk about the Jupiter-Saturn alignment in depth, as well as the two eclipses in November-December, and the Saturn-Uranus square that will dominate events in 2021. More to come on that class soon!  

WE HAVE a full agenda this week, with planetary activity every day and three especially pivotal days: Wednesday (Mercury opposite Uranus), Friday (Mars square Pluto), and Sunday (Sun square Jupiter).  

Here’s the menu for this week, one course at a time:  

Monday

  • Venus sesquiquadrate Jupiter: In our desire for progress, it can be easy to ignore red flags or to overlook details, especially in relationship or financial matters.

Tuesday

  • Sun sesquiquadrate Ceres: Trying to make others happy can be emotionally draining. Remember that everyone needs the freedom to make their own choices and to learn from their mistakes.

Wednesday

  • Sun square Pallas Athene: Solutions can be hard to find today. Even if we believe we know how to proceed, our choices are not likely to please everyone.
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  • Mercury opposite Uranus: It can be difficult to concentrate with this aspect. We may feel quite distracted or forgetful, overloaded with too much information, or surprised by unexpected news. However, we can also be more open to higher inspiration and expanded awareness today, so keep a pen and paper nearby to record any flashes of insight.

Thursday

  • Venus quincunx Chiron: We are especially sensitive to criticism today and can feel like we need to tiptoe quietly so as not to inadvertently hurt another’s feelings.
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  • Venus sesquiquadrate Pluto: Jealousies and suspicions can arise, symptoms of underlying insecurities and lack of trust. If possible, use this as an opportunity to deepen intimacy and understanding in a relationship. 

Friday

  • Venus sesquiquadrate Mars: Anger is easily triggered, and we can feel overly critical of others. (This aspect is exact just after midnight on Friday, so will be felt on Thursday as well.)
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  • Mars square Pluto: This is the biggest event of the week, perfecting at 6:09 a.m. PDT. Power inequities are revealed, resentment is strong. Manipulations in the political or business arenas become evident, sparking deep anger. With Mars currently retrograde, it can be hard not to feel powerless on an individual level. But, this can be the time to build inner courage and stamina, to support future action. 

Saturday

  • Venus trine Uranus: This aspect encourages new developments and flexibility in relationships. It helps us view each other from a more enlightened perspective and enables us to let go of expectations. 

Sunday

  • Sun square Jupiter and quincunx Neptune: There’s a tendency to go overboard to ease discord. Beware of falling into old patterns of codependency or becoming the rescuer. It can also be challenging to hold our own when dealing with dominant personalities.
  • Venus sesquiquadrate Saturn: Use this aspect to ask yourself some direct questions about a relationship, but do your best not to judge yourself or another too harshly for not being perfect.
  • Jupiter sextile Neptune: This aspect is exact at 12:05 a.m. on Monday, October 12, but its influence is with us for several days on either side of the exact date. Although a subtle energy, this sextile can help us become more spiritually sensitive, more in tune with the Cosmos, more creatively inspired, and better able to trust the cosmic plan for these changing times.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: This year, your natural tendency to put others’ needs before your own is being challenged. You have the wisdom and insight you need to make important decisions for your life, but it can be hard to trust your knowing when others claim to have better ideas. Such situations provide you the opportunity to go inward, to see what your gut is telling you. Find out what is right for you, not what will please another. Once you find how you really feel about the situation, commit to staying true to that knowing. This will allow you to access greater creativity and positivity in many areas of life.  (Solar Return Sun square Pallas Athene, square Jupiter)

In Gratitude and Light,  

Pam    Today’s photo: “Lightning over Colorado,” credit/copyright Joe Randall.NorthPoint Journal © 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

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About the NorthPoint Journal


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! When doing so, please forward it in its entirety, including all contact and copyright information.

  To learn more about private astrology sessions, please visit the “Personal Readings” page at www.northpointastrology.com. To schedule a reading, please email
pam@northpointastrology.com.

NorthPoint Journal copyright 2020 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.