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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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 weekly guide to planetary influences May 3 to 9, 2021 by Pam Younghans

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal:
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
May 3 to 9, 2021

by Pam Younghans



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THE “MERRY MONTH OF MAY” provides a wide range of planetary energies for us to work with, from new potentials for spiritual expansion to lessons in discipline and responsibility, to major turning points that can set us moving in entirely new directions. We’ve already been feeling something of an uplift, building up to this week’s inspirational Jupiter-Uranus quintile. We also anticipate new mental stimulation and social interactions throughout the month, as Mercury, Venus, and the Sun all enter expressive Gemini over the next three weeks.   A major contributor to the energy shifts of May, Jupiter makes ingress into Pisces on May 13, throwing open doors to new spiritual growth and creativity, and helping expand the heart’s capacity for compassion. But, in sharp contrast, back-to-reality Saturn will also be strong this month, due to stationing retrograde on May 23, just three weeks before squaring unpredictable Uranus for the second time.     And last – but by no means least – we’ll be entering eclipse season with the Taurus New Moon on May 11. The Full Moon on the 26th is both a powerful Total Lunar Eclipse and a Supermoon, activating deep transformation and a possible change in course.    

CREATIVE INNOVATION is the theme for the coming week. One of the primary aspects we’ll be working with is a Jupiter-Uranus quintile that perfects on Tuesday. While considered to be one of the more subtle aspects, this specific quintile is more significant because it will occur two more times in 2021, on July 3 and on December 23.  

Astrologer Bil Tierney writes that a quintile represents “a creative soul alignment with the Will of the Cosmos.” This inspired alignment can be used in ingenious ways, as seen in the lives of those who have many quintiles in their birth charts: Albert Einstein (4), Mark Twain (4), Georgio Armani (4), Miles Davis (4), George Bernard Shaw (6), and Jane Austin (6).  

But, to again quote Mr. Tierney: “the Will of the awesome, inscrutable Cosmos is not easily channeled through the normally fragmented consciousness of the average individual still bound by the limited confines of personality-centered will.” In other words, we must be at a certain level of consciousness to work with this influence in healthy ways, since quintiles are evidently also plentiful in the charts of criminals, subversives, and dictators.  

FOCUSING ON THE POSITIVE POTENTIALS, this Jupiter-Uranus quintile may bring about major breakthroughs and progress, as we suddenly finding solutions to certain problems. We can feel a greater sense of aliveness and optimism, with a better ability to rise above issues and attachments. There is a possible expansion of collective consciousness, with increased access to the higher realms. This aspect should also help us be more accepting of others who are “unlike” us in some way, since Jupiter is in socially-conscious Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus is eager to help us see all beings as equal in value.  

I also think of the word “repurposing” when considering the effects of this quintile. Uranus in Taurus has the potential to teach us inventive ways to recycle materials so that nothing is discarded. It also can help us reinvent our relationship with planet Earth, so that we make progress in addressing environmental issues. In this quintile, the great planet Jupiter magnifies these possibilities. This aspect also invigorates the revolution in belief systems that is necessary if we are to create a new future in which humanity has a supportive relationship with Gaia and with all of nature.  


OTHER PLANETARY ASPECTS that perfect this week provide some challenges, but also some opportunities, especially in matters of the heart. Here are my brief interpretations of the main aspects we’ll be working with.   

Monday

Mercury square Jupiter: Watch a tendency to leap before looking, or to ignore the signals of when it’s time to stop talking. And, in keeping with Mercury being in food-loving Taurus, be careful not to “bite off more than you can chew,” figuratively and literally.
Sun square Saturn: The Sun was conjunct Uranus last Friday (April 30), and with this aspect, is activating the other half of the Saturn-Uranus square. Restrictions are likely, that interfere with our desire for freedom of motion. This is a test of our level of maturity, and our ability to see beyond our own individual needs and make decisions for the greater good.

Mercury enters Gemini: Mercury is moving more slowly now, getting ready to go retrograde on May 29. Because of this backward-motion phase, the Messenger Planet will be in Gemini for an extended period, from May 3 to July 11. During this time, especially while Mercury is moving direct, our curiosity about life is heightened and we are more eager to learn, to communicate, and to interact with others socially. However, our thoughts may be more scattered, and our minds less able to focus on one subject for long. Since Mercury and Gemini both have effect on the nervous system, we’ll also need to manage a higher level of nervous energy, especially when Mercury forms hard aspects with other planets. Remember to B-R-E-A-T-H-E.  

Tuesday Jupiter quintile Uranus: See above.  

Wednesday Venus semisquare Chiron: Old relationship wounds may surface, related to a lack of self-worth that manifests as possessiveness and over-attachment. As always with Chiron aspects, this is an opportunity to actively listen to and care for the inner child who fears that it will never be loved.  

Thursday Venus trine Pluto: Based on the work we did yesterday, we are now able to be more forthright and honest with loved ones, no longer giving away our power to fears of lack or loss.  

Friday There are no significant aspects exact today.  

Saturday Venus square Jupiter: We may be feeling exceptionally generous with our hearts and pocketbooks today, but be careful not to go overboard. It is possible to promise something that we regret later, or to have “buyer’s remorse” in other ways.

Venus enters Gemini: Venus will be in the sign of The Twins from May 8 to June 2. During this transit, the need to interact socially is heightened. We are less likely to want to settle down to one person or one creative outlet, but this can be a great time to meet new people.  

Sunday ​​​​​​​There are no significant aspects exact today.   

TEN DAYS AND COUNTING! I hope you can join us for my 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, and talk about the powerful energy waves we’ll be riding.

To learn more about the class, please see below — or here’s a 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).
If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.

Contact Elsie@wellnesswithelsie.com if you have any questions about registration or payment.   See you there!  

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

  with Pam Younghans, Astrologer Moderated by Elsie Kerns, Wellness Educator  
Broadcasting live and recorded for replay on
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
4 pm PST | 5 pm MST | 6 pm CST | 7 pm EST | 12 am GMT

To register: https://ridingtherapids.eventbrite.com  

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 illumination. 

       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.      To register, visit https://ridingtherapids.eventbrite.com. Once you register, you will receive confirmation and follow-up emails from (orders@eventbrite.com) and (noreply@eventbrite.com). Please contact Elsie@wellnesswithelsie.com if you need help with registrations or payments.


IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: During this very restless year, you will be feeling a strong need for new experiences, but you are also very aware of the limitations of current circumstances. If you’re not able to create all the freedom you’re longing for, make it a priority to give yourself pieces of that feeling of liberation, even if it must be in much smaller chunks. Simple things, such as driving a different way to work or the store, or just changing a routine, can help your psyche know that you’re not completely restricted from doing what you want. These small experiences of breaking away from the norm will also start to give you ideas about what you really do want to do, once you are free to make more substantial life changes. (Solar Return Sun square Saturn, conjunct Uranus)   In peace and with gratitude,   Pam   For a recording and non-English versions of this Journal, click HERE.   NorthPoint Journal © 2021 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.


Aspects of Note This Week  
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.   
MON: Mercury square Jupiter, Sun square Saturn, Mercury enters Gemini
TUE: Jupiter quintile Uranus
WED: Venus semisquare Chiron
THU: Venus trine Pluto
SAT: Venus square Jupiter, Venus enters Gemini

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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 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
  with Pam Younghans, Astrologer Moderated by Elsie Kerns, Wellness Educator   Broadcasting live and recorded for replay on
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

4 pm PST | 5 pm MST | 6 pm CST | 7 pm EST | 12 am GMT To register:
https://ridingtherapids.eventbrite.com  


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.

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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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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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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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Gratitude and Light,  
Pam  


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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