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Your Guide to Planetary Energies for
January 15 to 21, 2017
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes her weekly NorthPoint Journal based on planetary influences and guidance received. Her hope is to offer perspectives and insights to assist you in making best use of current energies.
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Your Guide to Planetary Energies for
January 15 to 21, 2017
by Pam Younghans
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the teleclass last Monday! I hope you enjoyed learning how the planets will influence us over the next six months, and that you are already finding the information and guidance helpful.
If you missed the class, it's not too late! You can still purchase the audio replay along with a pdf of the slideshow and calendars that I created for the class. Just send me an email with "Teleclass Replay" in the subject line and I'll reply with more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WEEK lies before us, starting on Monday with a Jupiter-Pluto sextile. As we discussed in the class, this is the first of three of these aspects between these two planets, with the other two occurring on April 14 and September 12.
As these two powerful planets work together, Jupiter amplifies Pluto's deconstructive power and Pluto focuses Jupiter's magnifying lens. The result is a deepening and acceleration of the process of transmutation -- a process that begins with revelations of what has been hidden.
ONCE TRUTH IS REVEALED, and we accept the reality that has been stripped of its facade, we are motivated to rethink our priorities and to start to purge our systems of excesses and corruption. On a personal level, this Jupiter-Pluto aspect can be a catalyst for empowerment, inspiring us to embrace our passions and pursue a life of deeper meaning.
This first pass of the aspect may be just the first step of a process that lasts through next September -- so keep a watchful eye on events that occur around now.
And, if you are so inclined, this can be an especially powerful time to work with St. Germain and the transmuting violet flame, go on a shamanic journey, or use other tools of clearing and catharsis.
ON TUESDAY, the first New Moon of 2018 will occur -- and since it is situated in goal-oriented Capricorn, it provides powerful support for setting intentions and creating resolutions. The lunation occurs at 6:17 p.m. PST on Tuesday (which is 2:17 a.m. GMT on Wednesday), at 26°54′ Capricorn.
But with Uranus in Aries closely square the New Moon, our goals cannot be echoes of the past, or merely revamped versions of previously-held ambitions. Instead, Uranus challenges us to rebel against old definitions of who we are and to reimagine what we are capable of.
This imperative is increased due to Uranus' alignment with dwarf planet Eris and asteroid Pallas Athene -- both of which were named for strong, independent, creative, intelligent feminine goddesses. These influences dare us to walk the road less traveled, and to set goals that reflect our unique and very individualized perspective.
THE IMPLICATIONS of this New Moon, and the intentions we set, will reach further than we might expect. This lunation marks the beginning of a lunar cycle that crescendos with a Total Lunar Eclipse on January 31, so is energetically linked with that powerful event.
The Sabian symbol for the degree of the New Moon reveals one possible destination of that less-traveled road we might choose to walk:
"Pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine: The ascent of individualized consciousness to the highest realizations reached by the spiritual leaders of its culture."
LINKING STRONG FEMININE LEADERS with the evolutionary destiny of humankind, the dwarf planet Ceres aligns with the North Node in Leo on Tuesday. Without disclosing any preferences, I find it quite interesting that as this alignment occurs, rumors are circulating about Oprah becoming involved in politics. My fascination with this timing is because Ms. Winfrey has Ceres conjunct the Midheaven in her birth chart, so plays the role of the archetypal protective Mother in her contribution to society.
Ceres first conjoined the North Node back on December 2, and the two will align once more, on April 30. Perhaps what we see now as mere silhouettes will become more clearly defined three months hence -- whether that involves Ms. Winfrey or other strong feminine role models who might come forward.
THE REST of the week continues the high level of planetary activity, although with a slightly lower volume. Wednesday and early Thursday present some minor challenges and a need to adjust our expectations -- but by late Thursday/early Friday, we feel more in sync and able to trust that all will be well.
Both Venus and the Sun enter the sign of Aquarius this week -- Venus on Wednesday and the Sun on Friday. This subtle shift in the energy field promotes greater openness to new ideas and to humanitarian or social causes designed to support personal freedom.
A minor obstacle to progress may appear Friday evening, when the Aquarius Sun squares Pallas Athene in practical Taurus. This aspect indicates some difficulty in envisioning a future that is so different from the present reality as it is revealed to us by our physical senses. It will be vital to move beyond disbelief, cynicism, and other resistance from the part of us that needs to see something take form before believing it can happen.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Relationships are central to your experience in the coming year. Some alliances will need to be modified to keep pace with the deep changes that have been occurring in you, that have changed your knowing of who you are and what you need and want in your life. There may even be karmic contracts that are ready to be released or else substantially rewritten. Those relationships that can adapt and move with you are enriched by the new energy you both bring to the interaction, forging new bonds of intimacy that enliven and support you going forward.
Native American Zodiac Signs & Their Meaning
Native American animal symbols can encompass just about all the animals, and their symbolic representation to the many tribes of the Americas. To narrow down the focus a bit, this page is devoted to birth animals or zodiac animals.
Many Native American cultures have the belief that a person is assigned an animal upon the time of birth. Click link to get your interpretation of the Native American symbols of the zodiac and the characteristics for each one.
Understand this is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves in a better way.
Understand there will be a price to pay, something may need to go.
If you lose something or someone, understand this is the sign of these times, use a crisis to venture into new horizons and create something new.
Understand this is an adventure and risk must be taken.
Understand that this is not a time when we can expect security-we are in transition...
Listen to your inner truth, make you life truly happen now.
Take care of your immune system: avoid bad diets in generalthey render you vulnerable to opportunistic viruses.
Support your friends and family, we all shall need one another for support during this transition time.
Cultivate your spiritual practice: this is also important for your immune system.
Do your best to do good: whatever you seed now will have effect now and later.
There is probably more than can be said and explained, but you get the point An incredible opportunity is arising, now and throughout 2010this type of cycle has not happened in recent history. We can expect a certain level of destruction to occur-that is the price to paybut the prospect of experiencing an awakening and creating a better future is now within reach. We are now in the midst of a revolution-a cultural, social, and political revolution. On a personal level, it is a conceptual, emotional, and or spiritual revolutiontruly, it is in the making!
Total Solar Eclipse 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. Space.com created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find a video, times to watch in various location , how to view safely, and more.
As she orbits the Earth, the Moon varies in her physical distance from us. When she is closest, she is at "perigee"; when when she is furthest away, she is at "apogee."
This photo, copied from Moonconnection.com, compares the size of a full moon at apogee and at perigee using the same camera lens. The Web site explains that:
"The apogee and perigee of the moon have a definite affect on the weather and tides here on Earth. When the moon is at apogee, the furthest distance from the Earth, it has less gravitational pull. Weather conditions can be more stable and the tides more predictable. When the moon is at perigee, closer to the Earth, there is much more gravitational pull and it can whip up the tides and cause weather to become more unstable." The increased electromagnetic field felt on Earth when the Moon is at perigee affects not only our physical weather, but our internal "weather" as well.
We are learning to think in new ways, using the right half of the brain as well as the left. It is the right half of the brain that gives us access to higher-level experiences, while the left half allows us to deal with the physical world and its rules and limitations.
There's a fascinating and inspirational online video that explains more about these ideas, for those who wish to view it:
This link takes you to a 20-minute talk given by Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain researcher who experienced a stroke, but who retained her conscious awareness of the experience. The stroke interrupted the usual activities of the left side of her brain, allowing the right side of her brain to take over.
This woman's experience of "nirvana" during her stroke has given me solace during a time when my own father has been having multiple strokes. And, her story gives considerable insights into how developing the right side of the brain is perhaps the experience of "ascension" we on planet Earth are working toward.
If you prefer to read the text of Jill's talk rather than view the video, here's the link to that transcript: http://blog.ted.com/2008/03/jill_bolte_tayl.php#more
As time speeds up, the left sides of our brains are going into overwhelm on a regular basis, just from the sheer magnitude of information and experience coming in. It occurs to me after hearing Jill's story that perhaps one higher intention of this overwhelm and subsequent shut-down is to encourage us to utilize the right side of our brains, thereby gaining access to a higher level of wisdom.
The planet Quaoar (pronounced KWAH-o-wahr), a "minor planet" discovered seven years ago that, due to differences in orbit, is sometimes closer to the Sun than Pluto.
Quaoar is still being defined as to its astrological effect, but here are some opinions to consider:
Quaoar inspires our return to the sacredness of life and to natural law, to synchronize with and live according to the natural laws of creation. (Nick Anthony Fiorenza)
Quaoar will reshape the way we think about ourselves, our spiritual evolution, and our place in The Universe. (Richard Brown)
Quaoar allows us to directly access our ability to manifest our reality without the use of super or extra natural means. (Beth Turnage)
Quaoar is associated with the power of our personal creation mythologies -- everything from how we were created, to how we 'create ourselves' in the process of life. (Kirsti Melto)
Fact or Fiction? ... A 13th Astrological Sign ?
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The mainstream mediasphere lit up in the past few days with tales of a new zodiac. Yes, there is potentially a 13th sign of the zodiac known in ancient times, and it's re-emerging into the astrological lexicon today. This is Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder, also known as Serpentarius. Unfortunately, the news reports are hopelessly garbled, and the table that's circulating showing "new dates" of the astrological signs is flat-out wrong. I'm hearing from people all over asking about this announcement and a so-called "new zodiac." As a former journalist myself, I know how easy it is for the media to distort the facts when they don't understand the subject matter they're trying to explain, especially if they only quote one source.
For the record:
1. There is no "new zodiac." There's a sidereal zodiac and a tropical zodiac, both very old. There are other zodiacs, as well, in various traditions.
2. Yes, there is a constellation called Ophiuchus (or Serpentarius), and the Sun transits this region of the sky each December.
3. Ophiuchus may or may not be a sign of the zodiac, depending on your perspective.
As you discern your own truth about all this, here's something to consider. If the zodiac suddenly changed, don't you think you'd hear about it first from a reputable astrologer rather than NBC Nightly News? The gift of the Serpent Holder is a sacred mystery to be explored and savored. I've been teaching and writing about this subject for the past several years and invite you to read about it my Evolutions blog.
There is a new book out called The Dictator's Astrologer by Roberleigh H Claigh. The book is all about Afra Waesch (the astrologer) and Hitler, comparing their paths, hers toward the light and his toward darkness. Afra was my mother's teacher, and her best friend, whom we children were all fortunate to have influence us also. It was she who introduced my sisters and I to spirituality. Fascinating read. Thought some of you might be interested, especially the people who know astrology as charts are done and analyzed on the top people who surrounded Hitler. Basically it is a great comparison of two people whose paths intertwine and how one's choices make all the difference. The book also indicates how well Afra's Light protected her, even in the most difficult of times. Sharon Wyeth email@example.com
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