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NorthPoint Astrology Journal May 19 to 25, 2014 Pam Younghans

Today‘s photo is from the National Geographic website, chosen as one of their “favorite space photos.” I agree!

THE FINAL WEEK of May brings remnants of the past into the present. Venus, Mercury and the Moon’s nodes are working together for the first three days of the week to reconnect us with old friends and lovers.

Venus conjunct the South Node (Tuesday) is the energy of remembering the relationships of the past — either from this lifetime or from other lifetimes. Mercury’s trine to the North Node (Monday) and sextile to Venus (Wednesday) indicate that these relationships will, at the very least, reach our conscious awareness. At the most, we may have direct interaction with certain people from our past, in particular those with whom we share karmic connections or unresolved issues.

IT APPEARS, since the South Node is in Aries, that the reconnections and rememberings that occur early in the week are our opportunity for a “do-over.” Perhaps we ended things in anger, or we acted from the belief that the other person was like us in some regard, instead of seeing them (and accepting them) for who they really are.

This convergence of Venus, Mercury, and the nodes this week provides a view into our relationship history and offers new roads for us to travel. The North Node in Libra tells us that we can now resolve and more fully let go of what was, both by communicating clearly from a place of truth and by being able to see reality through the other’s eyes.

OUR NEW MOON on Wednesday is in Gemini. Usually, a New Moon in the sign of the Twins emphasizes the logical, intellectual, and communicative aspects of our personalities. However, Neptune strongly squares (is 90 degrees away from) the Sun and the Moon at the time of the lunation — so, instead of our brains being fully “in gear,” we may find our thinking to be foggy and our perspective more imaginative than realistic.

In other words, although Mercury does not go retrograde (backward) until next week (on June 7), we’re probably getting a head start on some of that influence as soon as this new lunar cycle begins. In response to the groans I just heard, let’s take a look at the positive potentials of this Neptune square (and the upcoming Mercury retro phase).

MOST OF US spend two-thirds of our lives in conscious mode, consumed with processing the events of daily life, and one-third of our time asleep and unconscious. We are aware of variations in those states of consciousness primarily in times of meditation, heightened creativity, or lucid dreaming.

Neptune, being the planet most associated with the creative process and spiritual growth, always reminds us of the importance of those states of altered awareness for our physical, emotional, and mental health — and for our spiritual evolution. Mercury’s retrograde phase, occurring for about three times a year or about 24 days, steps in and helps with those reminders as well.

IT OCCURS to me that the Universe is being very compassionate by scheduling a Neptunian New Moon and Mercury’s retrograde phase at this time. We’ve just been through a LOT. The recent Cardinal Grand Cross brought great change to many lives. And, for those less obviously affected, the intensity of the energy waves required, at the very least, each of us to adapt and find new ways to stay in balance.

In other words, we need the healing allowed by those altered states of consciousness. We need to let go of the worries and concerns, and to drift for a while. For most of June, we will benefit from being less attached to concrete, external reality and being more in a place of expectant listening, waiting for the whispers of our higher minds and intuition to come into our awareness.

It would be great if we could all put the “Gone Hiking” sign up on the door, and take a break from our usual schedules for the coming month. Since that isn’t a realistic goal for most of us, we will at least benefit from using the coming weeks for more creative and meditative activities, and do our best to let go of needing everything to make sense for a while.

Finding the Trail Home
Your guide to planetary influences
for July through December 2014

Attend live on Thursday, June 12, either online or by phone, at these times:

4 to 5:30pm PDT | 5 to 6:30pm MDT
6 to 7:30pm CDT | 7 to 8:30pm EDT

The class will be recorded for replay for those who cannot attend live.

ONLY THREE WEEKS until my next teleclass on Thursday, June 12! I’m calling it “Finding the Trail Home” because, now that we’ve made it through the tumultuous energies of the Cardinal Grand Cross, we have the opportunity to move forward in new ways — to come “Home” to ourselves in ways that we’ve not found possible up to this point.

During the teleclass, I will share with you my thoughts about the planetary energies for the next six months. I’m once again teaming up with Elsie Kerns, Wellness Educator, who does such a great job of handling all the technological and organizational side of the event.

As always, you can either attend live or just download the replay afterward at your convenience. For more information, or to register, here’s the link:


I hope you can join us!



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Subcomandante Marcos at Homage to Galeano

Thank you for posting this. It is very disturbing that the government of Mexico allows or possibly even encourages and promotes the murder of Zapatista teachers by School of the Americas style death squads.
It is disturbing but it is not actually surprising at this time.
The fascist neoliberal agenda of corporations and the 1% is falling apart. No amount of money, murder and mayhem can return it’s former power.
The Zapatista movement represents the clearest, most widely known example of a viable alternative system or worldview.

The indigenist perspective of the Zapatistas is very appealing to many people because it is rooted in love, respect, community and responsibility instead of greed, violence, power over and trauma like the colonized worldview that dominates most of the “first world” countries.

Horizontalist movements like the Zapatistas are the way of the future; the old world order has proven itself not only oppressive and miserable for the majority, but also incompetent at managing a planet.
My prayers are with the Zapatistas, especially those who were close to the murdered person. The political doesn’t get much more personal than the murders of loved ones and while their movement and their courage have been an inspiration to millions of us across the Earth, their loss and pain is deeply personal. I hope that everyone who cares about our world will join me in bith praying for them and in taking actions of solidarity and support to remind the Mexican government and everyone behind this that we are many and they are few. We will not stand for any more disappeared, nor any more death squads and widespread terror. The world is watching Chiapas, Mexico.

Chiapas Support Committee


Marcos (on horse) at homage to Galeano in La Realidad Marcos (on horse) at homage to Galeano in La Realidad

** Thousands participated in the ceremony; more data was given about the murder of the Votán

** Moisés reiterated that the EZLN’s struggle is peaceful: “If they provoke, we don’t”

From the Editors

The Internet portals of dozens of media and digital radios related to Zapatismo reported yesterday that Subcomandante Marcos was present, together with the other chiefs of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), among them Subcomandante Moisés and Comandante Tacho, in the esplanade of the Tojolabal community La Realidad, municipio of Las Margaritas, during a homage to the teacher José Luis Solís López, Galeano.

Before thousands of sympathizers coming from various states and different countries, many of them graduates of the “escuelas zapatistas,” (Zapatista Schools) Marcos and the…

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Truthout Daily Digest Saturday 24 May 2014

Moral Robots for the Pentagon? Let’s Work on Pentagon Morality First

Dina Rasor, Truthout: While the Navy figures out how to inject human morals into the computers of future fighting robots, it’s clear the Department of Defense has major work to do instilling morals in its humans, as it is more than willing to let troops be injured or killed rather than admit and fix problems.

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Northeast Fights Back as Expanding Fracking Infrastructure Endangers Us All

Ellen Cantarow, Truthout: As an increasing number of Americans find themselves living on the frontlines of fracking, efforts to halt the spread of gas infrastructure have gripped New England.

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Federal Judge Puts US Rep. John Conyers Back on Primary Ballot

Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press: For the first time since 1964, Rep. Conyers was at risk for not being on the ballot, all due to a technicality. But on Friday a judge ruled he will be up for re-election.

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Attorney General Holder Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York City

Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica: Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal law enforcement agents to record all interrogations with suspects in custody. It comes at a time when the recording of interrogations has become increasingly widespread, as a means to prevent false confessions and coercion.

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What Is the New Populism?

Robert Borosage, Campaign for America’s Future: The New Populism arises from the stark truth about today‘s United States: Too few people control too much money and power, and they’re using that control to rig the rules to protect and extend their privileges.

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Lagging Urban Transport Works Hinder World Cup Sustainability

Fabiola Ortiz, Inter Press Service: Brazil’s efforts to promote the image of an environmentally sustainable World Cup have focused on the stadiums built for the tournament. But the 12 cities where the matches will be played are in a race against time to complete urban transport projects.

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Meet the Woman Who Was Assaulted by a Cop for Taking Tylenol

Robin Marty, Care2: Standard procedure, or excessive force? That’s the question being asked in Ohio, where an officer assaulted a 35-year-old woman in a court holding area, claiming that she was violating custody rules because she took a dose of painkiller for an infected tooth. The incident was caught on tape.

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Why American Conservatives Are Suddenly Freaking Out About Guillotines

Lynn Stuart Parramore, Campaign for America’s Future: People in the United States are under attack daily. The greedy rich know it, because they are the ones doing the attacking. Somewhere behind the gates of their private communities and the roped-off areas, they fear that the aggression may one day be turned back on them.

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The Aptly Named Anne-Marie Slaughter

Steve Breyman, The Palestine Chronicle: An op-ed in which she was splitting hairs over whether the invasion of Iraq was “illegal” or “illegitimate” was a stomach-turning attempt to justify the US invasion while appearing to uphold respect for multilateralism and international law. It has come to characterize Slaughter’s career in foreign policy.

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Democrats Push to Restart CDC Funding for Gun Violence Research

Lois Beckett, ProPublica: Two Congressional Democrats are unveiling legislation this morning that would restart the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s gun violence research efforts. Since 1996, Republicans have worked to eliminate funding for the study.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

The Fake Patriotism of Fox News: What the Right Doesn’t Understand About Memorial Day

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Study: Black College Grads Have Double the Unemployment Rate

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Thomas Frank: You Can’t Have a Center if You Don’t Have a Left

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Colleges Are Buying Stuff They Can’t Afford and Making Students Pay For It

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The Ancient Roots of the 1%

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Global Anti-GMO Action: People Unite Against Monsanto Dominance

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Utah Man Facing Hate Crime Charges Says Threatening Black Child Was “Just My Opinion”

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