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NorthPoint Astrology Journal November 17 to 23, 2014 Pam Younghans

Posted Sunday, November 16, 2014
Astrology Journal
Your Guide to Planetary Energies for
November 17 to 23, 2014

By Pam Younghans
Photo: Auroras over Tromso, Norway on October 18, 2014(credit: Colin Palmer, posted on SpaceWeather.com)

SAVE THE DATE! I’ve just posted an announcement on my blogsite for my January 8 teleclass about the first six months of 2015. I’m calling the class “At the Door of a New Age,” and here’s the title page graphic:

The class will air live on Thursday, January 8 –but if you can’t attend on that day, your registration fee provides you with a recording of the class and access to the slideshow with monthly calendars. Read all about it at http://northpointastrology.blogspot.com/.

Now, on with this week’s forecast:

WE’RE WRAPPING UP some important lessons this week. On Tuesday, two days before our New Moon in Sagittarius, there is a Saturn-Sun alignment in Scorpio.

Saturn is never one to be frivolous. This is the planet that represents the concepts of responsibility, discipline, and patience. As Saturn transits each sign of the zodiac, we are called to embody new levels of maturity and realism related to the themes of that sign.

AS SATURN has journeyed through Scorpio for the past two years, it has required us to take responsibility for our deepest desires, our needs for control and power, and our motivations, compulsions, and addictions. And, since Scorpio rules the processes of death and rebirth, some have found their lessons to be in this area of the human experience, either literally or on psychological and emotional levels.

As the Sun and Saturn conjoin on Tuesday, we come face-to-face with some of the lessons noted in the paragraph above. This is an important opportunity for self-acceptance, as we see hidden or disowned aspects of our psyches reflected back to us by the people and events in our lives.

Once we have owned a truth about ourselves, we have a clear choice of next steps, based on the animals traditionally associated with Scorpio.

SCORPIO is the only sign of the zodiac that has two accepted animal symbols: the Scorpion and the Eagle (or Phoenix, in some traditions). This gives us important clues as to our options this week.

One option is to stay attached to an old definition of who we are, remaining in the darkness that has been uncovered. This would be the choice of the Scorpion, who hides under rocks and stings when revealed.

The other option is to choose the way of the Eagle, who flies high above the landscape. From its vantage point, the Eagle can see both the darkness and the light, but does not judge or cling to either. The Eagle represents clarity of vision and purpose, and shows us that the higher we go, the more we can release defining ourselves or others by choices of the past — even the past of only yesterday.

THE CLEARING and release work that we do early in the week can enable us to begin the new lunar cycle with what feels like a much cleaner slate. Our New Moon on Saturday occurs less than three hours after the Sun enters Sagittarius, emphasizing the theme of opening anew to the adventure of life.

There are many different systems that assign symbolic images to each degree of the zodiac. I quote from the Sabian symbols quite a bit in this journal, but I also like other, more modern systems.

Astrologer Martin Goldsmith, in his book The Zodiac by Degrees,gives this image for the first degree of Sagittarius, where our New Moon is on Saturday:

“On a steep bluff, army veterans reminisce around a dying campfire while their leader surveys the countryside by the light of the rising sun.”

The descriptive phrases for this image, which we can relate to the purposes of the lunar cycle that begins next weekend, includes:

“Looking toward new possibilities when an old trip is burnt out; setting clear goals that challenge one’s best talents; figuring out which life battles really matter; ignoring unimportant problems and strengthening one’s heart for the fight ahead; instigating collective action based on a clear vision of the future; cooperation and comradeship based on shared ideals; long-range plans and foresight; periodically reassessing one’s progress toward grander goals.”

THIS IS CERTAINLY a time to be looking forward rather than to the past. Pluto and Uranus have been doing a very good job of dismantling the old structures, so it is up to us to create new foundations for the future. With the Sun in Sagittarius until December 21, those foundations will be most successful if they are based on what we truly believe in, and what adds greater meaning to our lives.

One last note about this week — Chiron stations direct next Sunday, so there is an added emphasis on healing now. Chiron in Pisces reveals where we hold fear instead of trust, and where we may choose self-sacrifice rather than unconditional love.

As Chiron is at a standstill this week, we are supported in embracing that wounded aspect of self, taking the fearful child into our hearts, to that place where only Trust, Love, and Healing can abide.


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MON: Uranus quincunx Mercury, Chiron trine Mercury; TUE: Saturn conjunct Sun, Mars semisquare Venus, Pluto semisquare Sun; THU: Uranus sesquisquare Sun, Mars square Nodes, Neptune square Venus;FRI: Mars sextile Mercury, Neptune semisquare Mars;SAT: Sun enters Sagittarius, New Moon 4:32am PST, Jupiter square Mercury; SUN:Chiron stations direct
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Truthout Daily Digest Sunday, 16 November 2014

Abundant Clean Renewables? Think Again!

Rachel Smolker and Almuth Ernsting, Truthout: Although “renewable” energy is growing faster than ever before, it is neither carbon neutral, “clean” nor sustainable. We need to transform into low-energy societies that meet human – not corporate – needs.

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James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Journalist James Risen provides evidence of how the United States has become enmeshed in an endless war. He also discusses how the post-9/11 military-surveillance state has enriched – with little oversight or accountability – many opportunists.

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Why an Assassinated Psychologist – Ignored by US Psychologists – Is Being Honored

Bruce E. Levine, Truthout: This month, people around the world who decry oppression will commemorate the 25th anniversary of liberation psychologist Ignacio Martin-Baró’s assassination in El Salvador by a “counter-insurgency unit” created at the US Army’s School of the Americas.

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Locked Down, Locked Out: What It Means to Be a Prison Abolitionist

Alice Kim, Praxis Center: In this interview, Maya Schenwar talks about her own transformation as a journalist, activist and sister and what it means to be a prison abolitionist.

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The Minstrelsy of Marketing

William C. Anderson, Truthout: Companies have been “blackening up” on Twitter lately. Performing blackness is normalized as good marketing. However, the appropriation and theft of black culture by outsiders is rooted in the tradition of minstrelsy.

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Truthout Interviews Maya Schenwar on Why Prisons Don’t Work

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Maya Schenwar talks about her new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, how corporations profit from prisons, decarceration, rehabilitation, social justice and prisons’ impact on society.

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Fed Up With FERC: The People Declare Greed “Not in the Public Interest”

Anne Meador, Cetology: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concludes that the natural gas projects it approves are necessary, but the question is, “Necessary for whom?” Activists will no longer play by FERC’s rules or tolerate greed disguised as public need.

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A Silence That Speaks: Ayotzinapa and the Politics of Listening

Armando Carmona, Toward Freedom: While the silence of the state reinforces its complicity in maintaining the drug war and the immense violence against the people of Mexico, the silence from below speaks of a shift in focus, where those at the grassroots reinvigorate their commitment to struggling for radically new politics.

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Blocking the Vote

Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins, OtherWords: Suppressing votes has become a booming new conservative industry. Citizens who face economic hardship, belong to communities of color, or happen to be young, tend to support Democrats – and unfortunately they have become the targets of voter disenfranchisement.

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Leadership Wanted: Pushing for More College Attainment? Start in Public Housing

Kevin Stump, Next New Deal: There are more than 600,000 New Yorkers with an average annual income under $25,000 served by conventional public housing and nearly 250,000 families on a waiting list. Public housing creates an opportunity to bring together resources to increase college attainment and success for some of the neediest students.

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This week in Speakout:

Lyrics and music are included as Abraham Entin sings about corruption, revolution, power, hope and the emperor’s new clothes; the Drug Policy Alliance announces Bill de Blasio’s plans to end low-level marijuana possession arrests in New York City; the Oakland Institutereleases a report detailing how land grabs fuel ethnic conflict in Ethiopia; leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina William J. Barber describes the Forward Together Moral Movement agenda in the wake of the midterms; Frank Seo discusses the need to push the immigrant rights movement forward in light of the Democrats’ disastrous midterm election results; James and Jean Anton blame Democrats’ shift to the right for low progressive voter turnout; Armin Niakan says recent prizes in mathematics awarded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg illustrate an inconsistency in our cultural attitudes surrounding math and science; Arnold Oliver argues we need to reclaim Armistice Day; theBrennan Center for Justice reports on how a federal appellate court struck down Kansas and Arizona proof of citizenship laws for federal elections; and more.

Read the Articles


The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Most People in the US Aren’t Even Aware of the Nation’s Unending Wars

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations

Read the Article at The New York Times

US and EU Override Australia to Put Climate Change on G20 Agenda

Read the Article at Reuters

Islamic State Claims to Have Beheaded Another American

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations and Millions in Fines

Read the Article at NPR

Strikes Planned for 1,600 Walmart Stores Nationwide on Black Friday

Read the Article at Reuters

First Snowden, Then Tracking You on Wheels, Now Spies on a Plane – Yes, Surveillance Is Everywhere

Read the Article at The Guardian

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The manuscript of survival – part 430

Thank you Aisha! We can never hear too many such reassurances that things truly are proceeding as planned. So many of us have been the recipients of those outbursts of anger, fear and destructive actions by those who are resisting this Shift. It’s so good to be reminded that whatever unpleasantness may be apparent, in our own lives or in the wider world, Love, Light and beauty are still ascendant over all.

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For now, what has been set into motion can no longer be negated, and as such, all of the consequent reactions will come about from a positive energetic charge, even if some of the outcome of it may be labelled as negative by those still set on maintaining status quo.

Let us elaborate. You see, this whole chain of events that is now in the middle of being activated is one that will have far reaching consequences, and as we have already informed you, the rippling effect from what is taking place on this little planet of yours is far greater than you at your current level perhaps can even begin to understand. And when we say current level, we simply refer to your ability to fully tap into your very own reservoir of inherent knowledge. In other words, we are not calling you incapable in any way, simply…

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The Oracle Report | Monday, November 17, 2014



The Oracle Report – Monday, November 17, 2014

A Conversation with Sol Luckman – Snooze: A Blueprint for Merging Worlds

“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Third Quarter Moon Phase: take responsibility

Moon in Virgo/Libra

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Love and Goddess of Assurance)

Skill: dive below the surface

Negative Imprint: bossy, controlling, perfectionistic, invasive, nervous, irritable, ruses, pushing down natural instincts, hypercritical, overreaction, drama (especially in the workplace)

Positive Imprint: adjustment, the desire for what feels like home, mobilization, security, inspiration from music, resolution, recognizing expertise, freedom from inhibitions, connections

Today the Sun and Saturn meet in the sky at the degree of “Indians making camp in new territory.” What must it have been like to move into a new place, not knowing exactly what lurked around you and feeling on guard even though you had scouts and sentinels for information and protection?

It probably felt a lot like it feels today because we are, essentially, making camp in new territory. We have come to a new place in consciousness – a space where the old and the new meld. It’s a place of opportunity.

Practically speaking, today’s energy translates into the need to adapt and adjust. On the surface level, things are easily stirred, shaken, or whipped. Desires are stirred up, environments are shaken up, and emotions are whipped up.

If you find yourself in the middle of any of this, dive down. Dive below where things are calmer. Look more deeply into the situation from a place of inner stillness and peace.

The desire for deeper connections is quite strong today, as is the desire to make repairs to anything we think we’ve damaged. There is ample power to resolve things. Communications are particularly highlighted for repair with Mercury reaching 14 degrees of Scorpio and the symbol of “telephone linemen at work installing new connections.” Regular readers may recall me mentioning this degree recently, as I have noted that there seems to be something happening at this degree in space. Data indicates increased solar activity when a planet is at this degree.

The Sun is showing increased activity with the return of the biggest sunspot in 25 years. On Saturday (November 15, 2014), the sunspot released a CME from an M3.7 solar flare at 3:46 pm ET/8:46 pm UT. The Moon was at 7 Virgo, opposing Neptune which was only hours away from stationing direct. The Sabian symbol for the position of the Moon at the time of the CME is “a harem.” This is the energy to rise above circumstances and to see ourselves as worthy of what we truly desire and deserve. This energy filtered in with the CME.

An M5.7 flare was released from The Sunspot on Sunday, but it is not known yet if a CME ensued.

As I discussed over the weekend, the Sacred Masculine inside all of us is responding to the energy of Neptune stationing direct (appearing to move forward in the sky once again). But a curious thing develops as the Sacred Feminine inside all of us responds as well today. Balance is occurring. We see this reflected on the inside (in our individual lives) and on the outside (in our world at large). Things are changing and it’s all quite new – new territory. It takes time to adjust to changes.

As new territory opens up today, embrace any opportunities that develop, even if you feel unprepared or unfit for the task. Respond. Take action. Move yourself into a better position. Remember that the best perspective today may come about from diving below the surface to take a look.

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