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I’ve just discovered a wonderful blog. Coincidentally, the author posted this retrospective post today linking 10 of the most popular posts so I can easily introduce it to you all;-)

A Druid Way

It’s the end of the year, and like you may be, I’m taking a look back. If A Druid Way inspires or helps or informs others, I’m grateful. My intent is to be a witness to the journey – quite as quirky as yours is, I imagine – opinionated, cranky, full of starts and stops, false steps and helpful insights, along with the odd cul-de-sac, or three, where the unexpected rots, or blooms. That’s where I want to keep my focus.

That’s said, if others opt to read what you write (and why else do people blog, rather than keep a private journal?), you’re no longer talking only to yourself. Obsessing about how to increase your page views isn’t normally conducive to the flowering of intuition and creativity. But knowing what others find interesting can serve as a guide for future topics that may still have some juice in them.

Here, then, counting…

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The Oracle Report | Monday, December 29, 2014



The Oracle Report – Monday, December 29, 2014

“The Mass Turn” – Capricorn 2014 Lunar Cycle: December 21, 2014 – January 19, 2015


“The Black Moon Transit of Virgo: November 27, 2014 – August 25, 2015”


Monday, December 29, 2014

First Quarter Moon Phase: take action; step out of comfort zone

Moon in Aries

Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Kali (The Reckoner)

Skill: mind your mind

Negative Imprint: distraction, shooting the messenger, refusing help or comfort, bargaining things away, trying to make the irrelevant relevant, lost in fantasy or illusion, feeling defeated, hopelessness, spiritual arrogance

Positive Imprint: tuning in, abstractions, innocence, fascination, reaching out to others, kindness, ideals, culture, peace, gentleness, blessings, cooperation, finding the best

Sabian Symbol for Lunar Month: an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe

Harmony and harmonics are the stories today. We are wise to be mindful of what kind of emotional/mental states we are emitting. We will quickly meet in the world whatever we are feeling inside. The principle of “like attracts like” is in full force, so what we put out is what we get back.

Talk of “harmonics” inevitably brings in the concept of “frequencies,” which often results in people “blanking out.” So let’s keep notions of frequencies grounded with the basics: frequency means how often.

When you get down to it, having the often-touted “high frequency” really means how much of the time one emits love. It indicates how often we are in the harmonic heart-mind space of connection with All That Is.

Today, the power of all of this is amplified exponentially.

This means we have an opportunity.

On the individual level in our lives, this energy will bring us outstanding opportunities for messages about what is truly fulfilling and what makes us happier. This information helps us to take on the mantle of our personal power – our sovereignty as free thinkers and creators. It helps us stand up straighter. It’s energy to realign, re-imprint and rectify. It unites worlds.

Realigning, re-imprinting, and rectifying energy is a daily practice for frequent readers of The Oracle Report. Every day brings celestial mechanics from the planets and opportunities to strongly imprint the positive or negative currents. Using awareness and wisdom, we are shifting the experience of life that has been heavily pressed toward the negative polarity over recent history. We understand that wherever each of us leans on the spectrum determines how we collectively lean.

On the collective level of humanity today, the energy is ripe for reclaiming or making up ground.

The energy has us reassessing all sorts of things. We want to make things more whole – to integrate or combine them to flow more easily. We want it to all come together. With this, people, places, and things that are refined are highly attractive today.

As part of this, group or team efforts are heavily favored because this usually makes things better. More eyes or minds or hearts on things gives an advantage. This means we need to be ready to make our contribution or be ready when opportunity strikes! Be bold.

Pay attention to what’s catching your fancy today. We are getting glimpses and trying to grasp things that we don’t quite understand, but it all starts with what allures us. Follow any impulses to read, investigate, or experience things.

It’s a great day for radiating harmony, so let’s get to work.

Thank you for supporting the Oracle Report. Blessings to all!

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal | December 29, 2014 to January 4, 2015 | Pam Younghans

Posted Sunday, December 28, 2014
Astrology Journal
Your Guide to Planetary Energies for
December 29, 2014 to
January 4, 2015

By Pam Younghans
Photo: Auroras over Tromsdalen, Norway onDecember 22, 2014 (credit: Truls Tiller, posted on SpaceWeather.com)

IF EVER there was the right time to make life-changing New Year’s resolutions, this is it! As we discard our 2014 calendars and open our crisp new 2015 datebooks this week, we are also in the building phase of a significant lunar cycle, leading to a powerful and important Full Moon next Sunday.

It’s interesting to look more carefully at the word “resolution,” especially as related to the planetary energies that we are working with. We have the prefix “re,” which means to do again, and the core word “solution,” which is either a method of dealing with a problem, an explanation for something or, in chemistry, a mix of two or more substances.

USUALLY when we think of a New Year’s resolution, we think of finally putting our foot down about something, making a decision “once and for all” that we will change a pattern, break a habit, or improve our lives in some way. It’s interesting, though, to think of the word “solution” as a chemist might — a combination of substances.

Then, when we add the prefix “re-” in front of it, we are adding the element of creating a new form, one that may be similar to a previous version, or perhaps one that is significantly different from anything we have created before — even if we seem to be using the same ingredients as we did previously.

WHO HASN’T HAD the experience of using exactly the same recipe twice, and having the outcome be different each time? Humidity and other environmental differences aside, the main difference is us, and the energy we bring to the creative process.

As we imagine the new year and how it might be different than the last, we may want to think about the process of “re-solution” as a form of alchemy, which is defined as “a seemingly magical power or process of transmuting.” The ability to transmute energy is one of the qualities of Pluto — and Pluto is a major influence as we begin 2015.
THE NEW YEAR doesn’t waste any time in letting us know it’s arrived — things get lively on the very first day of 2015, with a Jupiter-Mars opposition on Thursday. This combination of planetary energies can inspire us to take action in a big way, especially in areas where we feel we must reclaim our freedom and independence (Mars in Aquarius) or in an effort to gain the personal fulfillment that has been lacking in our lives (Jupiter in Leo).

There’s not a lot of tact associated with this opposition, and with Mars (the god of war) being involved, tempers can flare easily. We can use this energy to good benefit, however, as long as we stay mindful of what actions will be most beneficial in the long run, rather than letting a short-term emotional reaction define our trajectory.

NEXT WEEKEND provides the biggest wave of transformational energy. The Sun will first square Uranus and then align with Pluto, making Sunday’s Full Moon (at 8:53pm PST) a powerful time for awareness and change.

Pluto, as god of the underworld, is expert at bringing to the surface issues or truths that have been hidden or forbidden. Uranus, sometimes called the god of chaos, often brings events unexpectedly or suddenly. As we well know, these two planets have been at the heart of many important changes as they’ve been working with us over the past three years.

NOW Pluto and Uranus, the two planets most associated with transformation and breakthrough (or breakdown), are playing primary roles in our first Full Moon of 2015. Their goals are to enhance our awareness of some core issues and to empower us to come into alignment with the river of change that is flowing through our lives.

So, when we plan our New Year’s “re-solutions,” we will want to be thinking about new ways to define ourselves, not just externally, but from the inside out. Old solutions and established forms that came into being when we were in a different stage in our evolution will need to be reassessed. Some will need to be modified and others completely renovated, but their ultimate success depends on how well they align with the new, more enlightened vision we have for our lives — both as individuals and as a humanity.

I’LL BE SPENDING New Year’s Day pulling together all the information I want to share at our teleclass on January 8. The class is called“At the Door of a New Age” andwill cover planetary energies for the first six months of 2015. I’m excited to talk with you about the possibilities that lie ahead of us in the new year!

To help you get the most from the class, your registration confirmation email will include a pdf of monthly calendars I’ll be using. If you’d like to print the calendars before the class airs, you can then take notes directly on the calendars as you listen to the class, either live or by replay.

The full class description is below, so please read on if you would like more information. Or, if you’re ready to sign up for the class, here’s the link:


At the Door of a New Age
Your astrology guide for January to June 2015

A 90-minute teleclass with Astrologer Pam Younghans and Wellness Educator Elsie Kerns

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Live broadcast: 4pm PST | 5pm MST | 6pm CST | 7pm EST

Also available by download after class airs | Fee: $25

THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2015 hold enormous potential for spiritual growth and creative change, as the planets challenge each of us to make a quantum leap in some area of our lives.

We’ve been working with the transformational energies of the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square for 3 years now. By the end of 2014, we will have experienced the exact aspect 6 times. But in each of those exact aspects, either Pluto or Uranus has been retrograde, leaving us to balance the need to resolve issues from the past with a strong desire to leap into the future.

March 16, 2015 is the date of the 7th and final exact square between Pluto and Uranus – and on that date, both planets will be in forward motion. In other words, it’s all systems go, full speed ahead!

In this 90-minute teleclass, I’ll explain more about what this final Pluto-Uranus square means, and how it relates to the title of the class, “At the Door of a New Age.” I’ll also talk about other exciting and potentially life-changing events in the first 6 months of 2015:

  • The highly-energized line-up of planets in mid-March, which sees Mars aligning with Uranus and both planets trine Jupiter, right before the final Pluto-Uranus square – and just days before an eclipse and the solstice
  • The Total Solar Eclipse on March 20 in the very last degree of the zodiac (29 degrees of Pisces), indicating a time of completion and the need to release old definitions of spirituality
  • The Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4 that activates more events related to the Pluto-Uranus-Mars-Jupiter line-up in March
  • The first months of Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius, and its return to Scorpio on June 14

I’ll also cover the significance of the New and Full Moons for each month, as well as Mercury’s retrograde phases, and other highlights of the first half of 2015. As before, the slideshow will include monthly calendars showing the most important planetary aspects.

I hope you can join us, either “live” as the class airs, or by download afterward!

To register: http://pam2015.eventbrite.com


NorthPoint Astrology Blog: To read occasional posts and add your comments, please visithttp://northpointastrology.blogspot.com/. See you there!

To Subscribe to the NorthPoint Journal: If you have been forwarded this issue of the NorthPoint Astrology Journal and would like to receive it directly every week, please click hereto access the “Journal” page of Pam’s website. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the webpage, fill out the subscription form, and click on Submit.

Highlighted Aspects for This Week .
MON: Neptune semisquare Mercury;TUE: Jupiter quincunx Mercury;THU: Jupiter opposite Mars; FRI:Chiron semisquare Venus; SAT:Uranus square Sun, Venus enters Aquarius, Sun conjunct Pluto, Chiron semisquare Mercury; SUN:Saturn sextile Venus, Chiron sextile Sun, Mercury enters Aquarius, Full Moon 8:53pm PST, Sun square North Node
About the Journal

Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this NorthPoint Astrology Journal based on planetary influences and guidance received. Her hope is to offer perspectives and insights that will assist you in utilizing current energies to enhance your life experience and accelerate your spiritual and personal growth.

Astrology Readings
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Or, see the “Readings” page atwww.northpointastrology.com
to learn more about personal astrology readings.

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Truthout Daily Digest | Sunday, 28 December 2014

Green Neocolonialism, Afro-Brazilian Rebellion in Brazil

Santiago Navarro F., Renata Bessi and Translated by Miriam Taylor, Truthout: The Afro-Brazilian Quilombola people were forced from their land in Brazil in order to make way for eucalyptus plantations, which produce toilet paper destined for Western markets. But they are resisting by replanting native trees and food crops, and working for a post-eucalyptus reality.

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Killer Drones Are a Lethal Extension of American Exceptionalism

Marjorie Cohn, Olive Branch Press: “Like his predecessor, Obama defines virtually the entire world as a battlefield, ostensibly obviating the necessity to provide due process before execution,” the author writes in this introduction toDrones and Targeted Killing.

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In Black Lives Matter Protest, Corporate Rights Trump Free Speech

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: Minnesotans protesting police violence and institutional racism could face “staggering” fees and criminal charges for a protest at Mall of America, with the city of Bloomington announcing plans to force organizers to pay for the mall’s lost revenue during the exercise of their free speech rights.

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Truthout Interviews Joe Macaré on Keeping the Independence in Independent Journalism and Truthout

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: What does it take to make sure that Truthout remains independent from corporate sponsorship and advertisements? Truthout publisher Joe Macaré talks about how Truthout is able to maintain its journalistic independence.

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Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work

Liz Pleasant, YES! Magazine: How do you fit a full-sized family into a tiny house? The Morrisons and Kasls found that the benefits of life in 200 square feet outweigh the difficulties – teenagers, sleepovers, alone time and all.

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Despite Enduring a Lifetime of Violence, Kelly Savage Emerges as an In-Prison Activist

Victoria Law, Waging Nonviolence: After enduring a lifetime of violence and abuse and then facing the rest of her life behind prison walls, it would be easy for a person to become bitter, disillusioned and self-destructive. But rather than sinking into despair, Kelly Savage has instead become an in-prison activist.

Read the Article

Feds Bar Companies’ Long-Distance Lawsuits Against Soldiers

Paul Kiel, ProPublica: In the latest move against companies targeting military customers, federal regulators prohibit two Virginia-based lenders from suing out-of-state debtors in Virginia courts.

Read the Article

“Employee Engagement” Is No Substitute for a Union at Volkswagen

Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes: There’s no bargaining in Volkswagen’s new policy. On closer inspection, it looks more like something anti-union forces have been angling to try. In fact, it’s suspiciously similar to what Tennessee legislators imposed on teachers.

Read the Article

Selma Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr: A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment

Zaid Jilani, AlterNet: Selma has won nearly unanimous praise from film critics – partly for its unflinching look at King as a true radical who upset not just a fringe of racists in the South, but the entire political establishment. The film is particularly relevant right now, in light of recent protests against police brutality.

Read the Review

Top 10 Progressive Policies We’d Love to See Enacted in 2015 (but Probably Won’t Be)

Robin Marty, Care2: The new year would be an amazing time to pass some real legislation that could decrease the gap between the rich and poor and the haves and the have-nots. Sadly, with a new, even more conservative Congress to be sworn in this January, the odds of that happening are pretty slim.

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This week in Speakout:

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is overjoyed that the Cuban Five are home, forever free from the unjust imprisonment and cruel punishment that denied them their freedom for 16 long years, while Jack A. Smith applauds the overdue policy changes that led there; El Grito de Sunset Park and Bronxites for NYPD Accountability reflect on how the fight against police brutality is just and must continue; George Ygarza reports how hundreds of delegates from all corners of the globe descended upon Lima to be heard in regard to their struggles in confronting climate change in their respective regions; Ken Peeples reveals how the United States government actually really hates press freedom;Mike Miller describes the six pillars of effective anti-poverty policy; Jason Flores-Williamsargues that a culture of torture is the very soundtrack of our lives; Walter Shapiro explains the crash course Americans got on the mischief that can transpire when Congress actually fulfills its duties; the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation notes that more than 5 million signatures have been garnered for a Nuclear Zero Campaign; Arnold Oliver says the break in hostilities in the trenches of Belgium and France on Christmas a century ago was actually a mutiny, not a truce; and more.

Read the Articles


The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

After 13 Years, US-Led Afghanistan War Is Officially Over, but Nightmare Goes On

Read the Article at Common Dreams

AirAsia Indonesia Flight to Singapore Goes Missing With 162 on Board; Search for Jet Suspended

Read the Article at The Washington Post

At Least 24 Killed in Malaysia, Thailand Floods as 200,000 Evacuated

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

Malaria Is Killing Thousands More Than Ebola in West Africa

Read the Article at the Associated Press

The Mysterious Case of Prisoner 212

Read the Article at The Intercept

“I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts See High School Basketball Team Disinvited From Event

Read the Article at the Associated Press

How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

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Dozier School


My local newspaper has been doing in depth stories on the Dozier School for Boys in north Florida, and on the excavation of the unmarked graves of boys murdered there.

I’ve been too ill lately to write or keep up with my blog but I have to share this. It’s simply too much to contain without shattering.

I’ve been living in the South since the 1970’s.  I’m not unaware of what the people here are capable of,  nor how often they have engaged in horrors and cover-ups thereof. 

But the juxtaposition of the recent deaths of unarmed black people by police with this nearly one hundred years of state sanctioned horror of poor children,  black and white,  and early on both male and female, is so chilling. It is not surprising so much as deeply shocking and horrifying.

When some people are seen as less valuable-poor people,  black people, women,  children,  “criminals”; it naturally follows that violence against them is condoned.

We may decry the terrible governments of various other nations from Syria and Libya to Cuba and North Korea but the inherent violence of our own country seems likely to be much greater than anything we point at “over there”.

From the residential schools for destroying Native Nations by stripping the children of language, culture,  home, family, human dignity and very often of life itself to the modern justifications of torture at Abu Ghraib,  “black sites” and Guantanamo bay and drone strikes that terrorize civilians in various nations and all the horrors like Dozier, lynching,  legal marital rape and beatings and of course genocide and slavery as well as our modern prison industrial complex inside America- how can we even hold up our heads to accuse other countries?

Often innocent children tortured to death in state run “schools” yet we can all name multiple criminals from corporate and bank executives to local stalkers and killers who are walking free enjoying life. 

Where is the America that we are sold as children in school?  Where are the shining ideals that draw immigrants from across the globe?

I grew up “colorblind” in the best possible sense of the word.  Not a white privilege based shallow view but a worldview rooted in my own mixed race,  and the people close to me being so many different ethnicities and cultures that I grew up seeing everyone as individuals rooted in their ancestors,  creative beings unique but connected on multiple levels and in various ways.

Difference was never ignored it simply was not ever a cause for demeaning someone.

Very few white children acknowledged me as human in the small town where I spent much of my childhood.  How much of that was due to racism and how much to my difference as an autistic/Aspie I guess I will never know.
The black children noticed my difference but did not shun me for it.

That small southern farm town in the 1970’s wasn’t appreciably different from any other small southern farm town in earlier decades.

So when I read these stories about Dozier,  the little boys who were murdered don’t feel like abstract history to me. They  appear to my inner senses as I read clothed in the faces, the laughs, the smells, the jokes and the tears of my childhood. 

I can’t even imagine what reading this must be like for those whose own brothers come to mind.

How can we allow the monsters among us to suppress the truth, to maintain the status quo?  How can we face the America that says little boys who are poor or black or both are expendable,  disposable-whether that America exists in 1934, 1964 or 2014?

(This same question applies to rape, domestic and other violence against women, against immigrants,  prisoners-or anyone.)

Violence is a sickness.

Power over and control cannot exist without suffering and crushing of spirits. Without allowing murder and rape to go unprosecuted. 

I know these things are the facts of how America came to be. But I also know that we will never come closer to the shining ideals we claim to espouse until we shine bright light onto these nightmares and clean the filth out of our country past and present. 

This isn’t a war as some have claimed between black and white people.  It’s not a contest as to whether police officers OR black people deserve life because obviously both do. These are false dichotomies set up only to distract and prevent change.

The fact, despite all the power plays, propaganda and manipulation out there, is that we have to stop seeing violence,  power over and control as solutions. 

We have to recognize the past, and the present reality.  But then we have to evolve and transcend the limitations imposed by it.

To me as a child,  as to all children not programmed to hate and fear, another child of any color,  size, shape,  culture, intelligence level or ability level was a potential new friend.

To my understanding it is that open hearted nature that we all shared as children not arguing that will prove most valuable in creating a better future than this nightmare we call our past.

I was shocked that there are people alive right now who actively oppose and seek to stop the investigation of the Dozier School.  It was that combined with the disturbing descriptions of events at the school,  that drove me to write this instead of resting sensibly.

I’m praying for everyone affected by the violence-which really is all of us even those seemingly protected. Because benefits derived from another’s suffering are soul-destroying and societies based on violence are never fair to anyone.

I know a better future is not only possible-it is coming!  I know this because I know so many amazing people who are determined to make it happen.  I have faith in them,  and in the Universe/God/Goddess/Creator.

But facing what has been and is takes all of it plus some courage and tears too.