Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
Aspects of Note this Week:
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.)
MON: Mercury trine Eris, Mars conjunct the North Node TUE: Sun sesquiquadrate Neptune, Venus sextile Uranus, Mercury quincunx Pluto, Venus sextile Mars WED: Mercury enters Virgo THU: Mercury sesquiquadrate Chiron FRI: Venus quincunx Saturn SAT: No major aspects are exact today SUN: Venus square Eris, Venus trine Neptune, Mars square Saturn
THE URANUS EFFECT: The planet Uranus is named for the c, who had a variety of aliases, including the lord of Earthquakes and Lightning Bolts, the god of Chaos, and the ruler of the Starry Skies. True to these descriptive titles, when the planet Uranus is strongly activated, we tend to experience life as being chaotic, unpredictable, and surprising.
Today and tomorrow, July 31 and August 1, Uranus aligns with both Mars and the karmic North Node. This three-way alignment is highly charged, almost electrical in its effect, both literally and symbolically. While its short-term impact may be unsettling, its higher purpose is to help move us beyond places where we've resisted change because of an attachment to what is familiar and comfortable.
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Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years.