Your Guide to Planetary Energies for June 30 to July 6, 2014


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NorthPointAstrology Journal
By Pam Younghans
Today’s photo: “A Very Young Moon” on June 28, 2014, as seen from Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, Gauteng Province, South Africa (photo by Allen Versfeld, posted on SpaceWeather.com)
 

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TRUE TO FORM, last week’s Uranus-Mars opposition has corresponded with significant breakthroughs and breakdowns — and perhaps a combination of both woven through our experience.

 

If we look closely, we may see that something about our current experience links back to previous dates in our cycle of change — at least back to the grand cross in April of this year, but perhaps linked to all of the times of strongest effect for our ongoing Pluto-Uranus square.

 

The transformational influence of that planetary combination began in late 2011, and has had strongest effect around the times when the aspect was exact — in June and September of 2012 and in May and October/November of 2013.

 

AND YET, we’re not quite done. More of the story is yet to be woven into our tapestry. We have two more passes of the Pluto-Uranus square, on December 15 of this year, and on March 17 of 2015. By that time, we will see even more clearly the purposes and potentials that have been a part of the breakthroughs and breakdowns.

 

All we know for sure right now is that the intentions of the planets are for empowerment (Pluto) through tearing down of the old structures that have become too confining (Capricorn), and for liberation (Uranus) through breaking free from fears that have limited our expansion (Mars).

 

What’s interesting is the different levels that these energies reach into. We may see tangible events in our physical lives, but we are also working with old mental constructs and misperceptions, and old emotional patterns and dependencies. We’re ready for a new life experience, and through the breakthroughs and breakdowns, we’re clearing away the dross — on many levels — that has kept us unempowered and limited.

 

MERCURY goes direct on the first day of July (Tuesday, at 5:49p PDT). The ending of Mercury’s retrograde phase should be a relief to those who have postponed decisions or implementation of plans, waiting to have Mercury’s forward motion supporting them.

 

And yet, hopefully, all of us have gained some insights during this 24-day time of review that is now completing. Mercury goes retrograde every four months, and always makes sure we pause to take a breath and look at life in new ways — often because we have run into a glitch that compels our attention and interrupts our usual procedures. But if we can acknowledge the glitch as a reminder to get out of our mental ruts, we will have accepted the gift of Mercury’s retrograde phase.

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT planetary influence this week comes in the form of a Pluto-Sun opposition on Friday. Oppositions are about awareness, as we see polarities, have choices, and are provided with opportunities to find new balance.

 

Pluto, of course, is a primary participant in our course of change, so important developments may occur toward the end of this week. With the Sun in Cancer, we may be tempted to hide from the change, to defend against it, or to feel overwhelmed by it.

 

But, we can also choose to embrace the change that Pluto represents. What will be vital to remember is that to maintain our balance, we must also acknowledge, support and nurture the small child within each of us that is fearful of the changes that are before us.

 

Simply ignoring the inner child, getting impatient with it, or telling it to sit in the back seat is not the solution! This aspect of us needs our soothing. Once it feels sure that it is supported, it will be much happier to sit in the back seat and trust the driver, and everyone will have a much calmer ride.

 

Blessings,

 

Pam

 

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal – Your Guide to Planetary Energies for April 28 to May 4, 2014


NorthPoint

Astrology Journal

By Pam Younghans

Today’s photo: Solar halos seen from Östersund, Sweden on April 25, 2014 (photo by Göran Strand, posted on SpaceWeather.com)  sorry unable to retrieve this splendid original pic !!!

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THE NEW MOON that begins this week is also a Solar Eclipse, magnifying its potential for inspiring and urging us to make a new start in some area of our lives.

Although this is an eclipse, which can intensify our emotions in general, thankfully several facets of this eclipse are supportive and soothing in nature.

 

To begin with, this eclipse is in Taurus, a very grounded and usually stable sign. Not that Taurus doesn’t have its faults — stubbornness and resistance to change being at the top of the list — but at its essence, Taurus is about creating a supportive life on the physical plane and finding a level of inner peace that is not controlled by outer circumstances.

 

WE OFTEN THINK of the phrase “bull in a china shop” when we think of Taurus the Bull — head down, perhaps clumsy, stubbornly following its course in spite of evidence that the current path is not leading in a positive direction. But — perhaps because I am a Taurus — I prefer to think of Taurus as Ferdinand the Bull.

 

If you are familiar with that children’s book by Munro Leaf, you know that Ferdinand’s primary desire in life is to sit on the hillside and smell the flowers, in spite of attempts to get him to fight in the bullring.

 

It tells you a bit more about this story — and about the higher-vibrational qualities of Taurus — to know that Mahatma Gandhi evidently considered “Ferdinand the Bull” one of his favorite books. And, when the book was released in 1936, it was banned by Spain (which was on the brink of civil war) and was ordered burned in pre-war Germany.

 

WITH A SOLAR ECLIPSE in Taurus, we are meant to find new stability through reconnecting with our peaceful centerpoint, establishing a stronger connection with the Earth, and staying true to what we most deeply value.

 

Although Taurus is a very realistic, practical sign, there are definite spiritual overtones to this eclipse. Venus, the planet known as the “ruler” of Taurus, is in other-worldly, sensitive Pisces. And, the Sun and the Moon are in close, positive aspect to Neptune — the most “spiritualizing” planet — at the time of the eclipse.

 

These factors will help us both find that grounded center of peace, and build on the spiritual growth and insights that have been our constant companions recently.

 

MERCURY is also fully involved with the eclipse energies, being conjunct (very close to) the Sun and the Moon. With Mercury’s involvement, we anticipate that new ideas and plans are woven into the fabric of this eclipse — especially those that strengthen our inner resources and support the Taurean goals of inner peace, self worth, beauty, and ease.

 

Adding to the supportive nature of this eclipse, Mercury is in positive relationship with Pluto, Jupiter, and Chiron. When these planets work well together (as they are this week), our conscious awareness is expanded and we are more sensitive to the needs of others. We are also able to see more clearly our own wounds related to themes of Trust and Faith, to participate in the healing of those wounds, and to emerge from that healing with increased hope and a stronger commitment to fulfilling our higher mission on the planet.

 

Not too shabby, eh?

 

THE SABIAN SYMBOL for the location of the Solar Eclipse increases our anticipation of the positive effects of this lunation:

“A fully decorated Christmas tree: The ability to create inner happiness in dark hours.”

Certainly, many have experienced some dark hours recently, as together we navigated the intensity of this month’s Cardinal Grand Cross. While our physical reality often takes a while to restabilize after change, it is good to know that this eclipse is meant to help us in that regard.

 

And, in keeping with the Pisces/Neptune/Chiron influences we’ve already discussed, the last line of astrologer Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of this Sabian symbol tells us that the energy of this degree of Taurus “evokes our undying faith in cyclical renewal.”

 

Trust and Faith — always good companions to have on our journey.

 

EVEN WITH all this supportive energy, we should be prepared for a bit of a hiccup on Friday. Saturn will oppose Mercury, reminding us to do our research before we invest too fully (either physically or financially) in the ideas and plans that have inspired us this week.

 

This is not to say that our ideas and plans are faulty — but Saturn’s role is to make sure that we are grounded in reality before we commit to any endeavor. We can benefit from using the influence of this Saturn-Mercury opposition to check the facts and make sure we’ve understood all the ramifications of our decisions before we sign on the dotted line.

 

Blessings,

 

Pam

 

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Your Guide to Planetary Energies for April 21 to 27, 2014 b


Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014
NorthPointAstrology Journal

by Pam Junghans

 

Adding to the excitement, Pluto’s transformational influence is heightened this week due to its change of direction on Monday. And, we have a Total Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday. In other words, our cup is full!

 

Blessings,

 

Pam

 

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