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Your Guide to Planetary Energies for
July 24 to 30, 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
July 24 to 30, 2017
by Pam Younghans
THE WAR OF WORDS and the conflicts of values and beliefs continue as we begin the new week, fueled by Monday's opposition between Venus in loquacious Gemini and Saturn in self-righteous Sagittarius. Mercury in boisterous Leo adds to the information overload and drama; its trine with Uranus increases the pace of the verbal exchanges, and its quincunx with Chiron indicates that as soon as a script is penned, rewrites will be on their way.
Mercury's ingress into Virgo on Tuesday can help us feel more organized, but we might also experience some of the criticalness associated with the sign. Still, our ability to discern fact from fiction should be stronger, which might be very helpful in current circumstances.
THE TEMPERATURE rises a few degrees on Wednesday with the alignment between the Sun and Mars in Leo. This planetary pairing will fan the flames of whatever power struggles are underway, and shorten everyone's fuse, so be especially careful when out and about. In the positive, those who need a boost of courage can benefit from this alignment, as it can provide the extra confidence needed to take a risk or make a stand.
The Sun and Mars are in a creative quintile aspect with Jupiter at the time of their alignment. Astrologer Bil Tierney writes that this aspect is associated with the "use or abuse of power and authority ... [It is] linked with a pronounced tendency to be very one-pointed and driven in a specialized field of activity." This can have either positive or problematic outcomes, depending on the activity we choose and our intentions in how we use our power.
TIERNEY ALSO WRITES that esoteric astrology considers quintile aspects to symbolize our "creative soul alignment with the Will of the Cosmos." He then elaborates on the various effects that a quintile might have:
"The Will of the awesome, inscrutable Cosmos is not easily channeled through the normally fragmented consciousness of the individual still bound by the limited confines of the personality-centered will ... In an individual still unawakened to the reality of his spiritual identity, the quintile could either remain dormant or inoperative, or else could be uncontrollably activated in a compulsive and abusive manner."
Clearly, this week is one of those times when it is vital that we be very "awake," so that we choose the higher road, gain the higher perspective, and express higher-vibrational qualities. We need to be very conscious as we "choose a star" to align our energies with.
IT WILL BE fairly clear by the weekend how well we've mastered the influence of the Sun-Mars alignment and its accompanying challenges. Both planets are in hard aspect with Saturn on Saturday and Sunday -- and Saturn usually brings some kind of reality check or learning. The aspect with Saturn is a "minor" one, but there still may be breakdowns and disorganization, requiring us to maintain a calm objectivity to balance out the over-dramatization.
Venus is active on Sunday, so relationships, values, and finances are likely topics of discussion. We may become aware of hurt feelings we didn't know about, but we also have the opportunity to make the changes needed that will put us back on the right track with loved ones.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Your basic needs for self-expression are highlighted this year, and you'll likely feel very strongly about doing things your own way. This energy can be channeled quite productively if you maintain a calm and patient approach, and you can access a creative spark that will inspire you to new heights. However, it can be easy to burn yourself out, so choose your projects wisely and always call upon the wisdom and guidance of your higher self when making decisions about your next direction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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