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: No major aspects are exact today TUE: Mars conjunct Neptune WED: Jupiter square Ceres THU: Sun trine Pluto, retrograde Mercury sextile Jupiter FRI: Sun enters Gemini SAT: Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury SUN: Mars sextile Pluto, retrograde Mercury re-enters Taurus
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: If weather and location allow, I hope you are able to view the Total Lunar Eclipse tonight! The effects of the event are strongest today and tomorrow, but will continue to play out as eclipse season continues over the next two weeks. This eclipse is also setting themes that will in some way be active in our lives for the next six months.
One theme to be aware of with this event is that it is activating a detox process that may not necessarily be comfortable. With the Moon conjunct the karmic South Node in Scorpio, this eclipse is making us aware of old emotional patterns and attachments that are no longer working and thus are best discarded.
Although we might think that "letting go of what no longer works" should be fairly straightforward, the shadow side of Scorpio is known for holding onto emotions and situations long past their expiration date. We become comfortable with what is and what has been, even if it is not healthy.
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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.