NorthPoint Astrology Journal
Your weekly guide to planetary influences
March 29 to April 4, 2021
by Pam Younghans
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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:
Sun 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.
Venus sextile Saturn: Supports our handling relationship and financial issues with greater responsibility and discipline.
Mercury 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.
Mercury 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.
Venus 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.
Jupiter 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,
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Aspects of Note This Week
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.
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
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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.
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