Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Planetary Energies for June 11 to 17, 2012

Astrology Journal
Written by Pam Younghans
Photo: Last week's Venus transit across the face of the rising Sun (photo by Andre Wulff of Fehmarn, Germany)

OUR TELECLASS IS THIS THURSDAY! Thanks to all who have already registered -- I look forward to having you online (or on the phone) with us to talk about what is going on astrologically for the rest of 2012. If you haven't yet signed up, just go to http://pamupdate.eventbrite.com

For more information about the teleclass, the full description is at the end of today's Journal. And remember -- if you can't participate "live," your registration fee includes a recording of the class and a pdf of the slideshow, which will be sent to you by email directly after we air.

THIS WEEK starts off with more hints as to the effects of the upcoming Pluto-Uranus square (exact on June 24). Mercury is now in Cancer, and on Monday is exactly opposite Pluto and square (90 degrees away from) Uranus in the sky. Astrologically, this means that Mercury is acting as a "trigger" for the energies of the Pluto-Uranus aspect.

This Pluto-Uranus square is the BIG planetary influence currently in effect. In the long-term, the dance between these two planets will have profound effect on how we do business globally and how we personally negotiate the fulfillment of our individual rights.

BOTH PLUTO AND URANUS are big changemakers, which means their influence can feel a bit chaotic and unnerving at times. They remind us that certain things -- events and other people, specifically -- are outside of our conscious control, which is a difficult concept for many humans to grasp. We want to believe that if we are "good enough" or "smart enough" or "prepared enough," we will no longer be surprised by life. But Pluto and Uranus insist that the only thing we truly have control over is our own actions and reactions.

Pluto's intention at this time is that we learn what true empowerment is -- not the lording of power over others, or the disempowerment of others so that we can feel in control, but the level of personal power that is so strong, it has nothing to prove. At the same time, Uranus wants to help us both find our authentic path and have the fearlessness to walk it.

With these two planets in confrontational aspect now, we are being challenged to incorporate the qualities of empowerment and courage more fully into our beings. And, places where we carry uncertainty as to our true power and strength are being revealed and tested.

MONDAY may bring the manifestation of these energies into our consciousness, through challenges to our thinking and communication processes. We may feel pushed to stand up for ourselves (Pluto opposite Mercury), or inspired to rebel against the prevailing thoughtforms (Uranus square Mercury). With Mercury in Cancer, the main challenge will be to keep our boundaries intact, without needing to default to either attack or run-away mode.

Thankfully, the next two days of the week bring in a very different energy. Chiron trines Mercury on Tuesday, providing support for the healing of what has been wounded through thoughtless word or deed. And on Wednesday, Saturn trines the Sun to provide the stability and backbone for recreating relationships on more solid and equal ground.

Knowing that relief is around the corner may help us navigate the challenges on Monday, and help us make the decisions to rely on our strengths instead of falling into defensiveness or bullying. We may feel a bit more exposed and vulnerable than usual, so be sure to nurture yourself in healthy ways throughout.

PLUS, Jupiter enters Gemini on Monday of this week, so will be reinforcing/re-invigorating the energies of the May 20 Solar Eclipse, which occurred at 0 degrees Gemini. We may find new clarity about the issues we've been dealing with since then and, given Jupiter's positive nature, perhaps some greater optimism as well.

Jupiter will be in Gemini for about a year (until late June 2013). During these next 12 months, time will seem to move even more quickly, and our thoughts as well. 

Jupiter's transit through Gemini can help us be more openminded, and will amplify our need to communicate our truth -- but it does not necessarily provide tact to go along with that need! So we will need to be especially mindful of any tendency we may already have to speak before considering the effect our words may have on others.

NOW --  Off to work a bit more on the slideshow for the class this Thursday. I hope you can join us! (http://pamupdate.eventbrite.com)


Navigating the Changes of 2012:
Astrological Timing and Insights for the Last
Six Months of this Auspicious Year!

A Live Teleclass with Astrologer Pam Younghans
Thursday, June 14
Facilitated by Wellness Educator Elsie Kerns

Class time, by time zone:
4 to 5:30 pm PDT  |  5 to 6:30 pm MDT
6 to 7:30 pm CDT  |  7 to 8:30 pm EDT

Cost: $25. 

How to Attend:
You may listen in and participate in the live teleclass by phone or online. Instructions are included in your registration information.

If You Cannot Attend the Live Class:
If you register for the teleclass, you will receive a link to the class recording afterward. This means you will have a recording of the class even if you are not able to attend "live."

How to Register:
To register, please visit: http://pamupdate.eventbrite.com
THIS TELECLASS will be held just 10 days before the first Pluto-Uranus square! This revolutionary, transformational, major planetary event has the potential to change the landscape of the world as we currently know it. Its influence will be working with us throughout the rest of 2012.

During the rest of 2012, we'll also be working with the energies of the May-June eclipses and the Venus-Sun occlusion, as well as a strong Saturn influence and the effects of the solstices and equinoxes.

If that sounds like a lot to juggle, you're right! And that means we'll have plenty to talk about.

Join Pam Younghans, Astrologer, for a closer look at the planetary influences in effect starting in June and taking us through the rest of 2012. Facilitated by Elsie Kerns, Wellness Educator, this 90-minutes class will provide the dates of major astrological events and the insights and information to help you navigate the continuing changes that will be coming our way in the next six months. Highlights include the effects of:
The transformative Pluto-Uranus square (exact June 24 and September 18) and the dates that Mars will trigger those energies
Saturn's last months in Libra and the shift into Scorpio in October
The Solar and Lunar Eclipses in November, and how they will change the landscape
The karmic nodal axis shift from Sagittarius/Gemini into Scorpio/Taurus in August
The supportive Saturn-Neptune trine in October
The June 20 Solstice, the September 22 Equinox, and the December 21 Solstice
We hope you will join us! Here's the registration link one more time:  http://pamupdate.eventbrite.com



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