Category: Forecasts and Horoscopes Written by Pam Younghans
JUPITER AT A STANDSTILL: Whenever a planet comes to a standstill, whether to go retrograde or direct, its energies are strongly focused at a specific degree of the zodiac. Any themes associated with that degree — whether through symbolic systems such as the Sabian symbols or by coinciding with the location of a fixed star or a galactic point — are highlighted and energized.
When Jupiter stations retrograde on Monday, September 4, it will activate one of the four galactic Points of Avatar, also called the Avatar Gateways. These four points are linked energetically to the midpoint between the Galactic Center and the Super Galactic Center. The degree of each Avatar Point is activated by the Sun once a year when it reaches 14°30´ of the four fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius); on the calendar, these four alignments occur at the halfway points between the equinoxes and the solstices.
Great Jupiter will be at 15°33´ Taurus when it comes to a standstill this week. At one degree away from the Taurus Point of Avatar, the giant planet is well within range of a strong activation. So, what does this all mean for us, collectively and individually?
THE POINTS OF AVATAR: The Avatar Points are portals through which important spiritual frequencies enter the Earth plane. Planets moving across these points trigger the release of the energies they conduct. Astrologer Paul Saunders writes that when one of these points is activated by a transiting planet, "there can be amazing coincidences and the ability to achieve what was thought impossible."
Each of the four Avatar Points has a specialized focus and purpose. According to astrologer Mary Elizabeth Jochmans, the Taurus Point of Avatar is specifically bringing in the energies for a "global initiation," helping humanity manifest new systems, sounds, symbols, and structures. She writes that the Taurus Avatar Gateway is the energy behind the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Palenque, and more.
The energy of the Jupiter-Avatar alignment has been building since late July, when Jupiter first came within two degrees of the Taurus Point of Avatar. However, the effects and potentials of this alignment are especially strong this week and will continue to be significant factors for the rest of 2023. This is possible since the activation is part of the "energy signature" of Jupiter's retrograde phase, which will last until the planet goes direct on December 30.
The Points of Avatar and Jupiter's activation of the Taurus Gateway are central subjects of my "A Cosmic Initiation" webinar on September 13. I look forward to sharing more of my research and insights with you! Please see below for webinar details.
MERCURY IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mercury the Messenger will be trine Jupiter on Monday, strengthening the benefits of that harmonious aspect. Greater access to spiritual information and insights are possible with this trine. However, with Mercury itself being retrograde, much of what we receive must be processed internally before it can be shared with others.
Mercury then is conjunct the Virgo Sun on Wednesday, but sesquiquadrate Pluto. These aspects again emphasize the need to integrate what we have learned prior to trying to communicate our thoughts. Under pressure, especially if the other person is not fully accepting or tries to analyze our experience, an urge to explain and convince is likely to be triggered. This can put us in a defensive mode, detracting from the magic of our moment.
Allowing time to process new ideas sometimes means going against an impulsive need to "tell someone" — an urge which may, in actuality, be a search for external validation. We will know internally when it's the right time and place to share our insights.
Consider that a flower that is just beginning to bud will often fade if plucked too soon. This is why it can be best to allow plenty of time for personal integration when we receive an insight, so that the flower is more fully formed and thus is able to continue to blossom even after it is picked and given to another.
DAILY ASPECTS: Here are my brief interpretations of this week's most important planetary aspects:
Mercury trine Jupiter: Since Jupiter is at its station today, this aspect with Mercury is especially strong, giving us increased access to spiritual information and insights. However, with Mercury itself being retrograde, much of what we receive must be processed internally before it can be shared with others.
Jupiter stations retrograde: Jupiter comes to a standstill at 15°33´ Taurus on Monday. It will be retrograde until December 30.
Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto: We may experience an impulse to control a situation, most likely because we believe we know the best, most efficient, and most effective way to get a task accomplished. Unfortunately, this assuredness can lead to be overly critical or impatient with others.
Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto: There may be some communication issues today, especially if someone is trying to micromanage a situation. Attempts to manipulate are likely to backfire.
No major aspects are exact today.
Sun trine Jupiter: This is a very optimistic influence, increasing self-confidence. We may receive insights on how to improve conditions in some area of our lives.
Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus: It is important to be wary of impulsive actions or assertiveness today. Unexpected problems can arise if we act abruptly or do not take the time to consider where our choices might lead us.
No major aspects are exact today.
Mercury sesquiquadrate Eris: Conversations might be uncomfortable today, due to a lack of tact or a tendency to criticize.
Pluto square Ceres: This is a divisive influence that may lead to power struggles and emotional upsets, especially in the home environment or with those we consider to be family.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: Communication, writing, learning, and teaching are likely to be central themes for you this year. However, there is a definite introspective quality that must be considered. For example, a writing project may flow easily but also require many hours of review and editing before you sense that it is ready to be shared. Overall, there is a positive, uplifting quality to your personal New Year, that assists you in having faith in the Universe and also in having a stronger belief in yourself. (Solar Return Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury, trine Jupiter)
In peace, love, and gratitude,
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.
- Monday: Mercury trine Jupiter, Jupiter stations retrograde
- Tuesday: Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto
- Wednesday: Sun conjunct Mercury, Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto
- Thursday: No major aspects are exact today
- Friday: Sun trine Jupiter, Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus
- Saturday: No major aspects are exact today
- Sunday: Mercury sesquiquadrate Eris, Pluto square Ceres
SOLAR MONTH CLASS: My next Solar Month Class, covering the Month of Libra, will be on Wednesday, September 20, at 1 p.m. PDT. This class differs from the webinar in several ways: it includes a copy of your natal chart, allows participants to ask questions about their personal charts, and offers teaching to help each person identify how the transiting planets are affecting them individually. I hope you can join us! To read more about the Zoom class and to register, please visit: https://events.humanitix.com/solar-month-class-libra-2023
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A Cosmic Initiation
Activating the Taurus Gate of Avatar
Astrological Guidance for September-December 2023
Astrologer Pam Younghans with Moderator Elsie Kerns
Airing Live and Recorded on
September 13, 2023
4 pm PDT | 5 pm MDT | 6 pm CDT | 7 pm EDT | 12 midnight BST (11 pm UT)
TO REGISTER: https://pam-sept-dec2023.eventbrite.com
SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, the midway points between the equinox and the solstice dates have been known as Avatar Gateways. Astrologically, these four sacred dates are when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of each of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. When a planet aligns with one of these Gateways (also called Avatar Degrees or Divine Avatar Gates), the influence of that planet is strengthened and we are offered greater access to the spiritual gifts associated with that specific Gateway.
In September 2023, when the Giant Planet Jupiter stations (at 15° Taurus 34´), it will unlock the Taurus Avatar Gateway. This alignment augments the expansive, spiritual, and hopeful frequencies of Jupiter, promoting the development of a New Vision for Earth and for Humanity.
These powerful energies will be active for the Jupiter’s entire retrograde phase (from September 4 to December 30). Essentially, when Jupiter comes to a standstill at the threshold of the Taurus Avatar Gateway in early September, it sets a defining theme for the rest of 2023.
In the first half of this 75-minute class, astrologer Pam Younghans will explore the impact of Jupiter’s station at the Taurus Point of Avatar, as well as other major planetary activity during in the last four months of 2023. Upcoming events include an increase in Pluto’s transformational influence and two eclipses in October, a strong reality check when Saturn stations in November, and enhanced spiritual or creative opportunities when Neptune and Jupiter go direct in December.
After this overview, Pam will then walk us through the monthly calendars and the main planetary energies we will be working with, week by week. She will share her insights about the challenges and opportunities that will present themselves, now through the end of the year.
WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! This webinar is for everyone, whether you are a newcomer to astrology or have spent years in study. Before the class airs, you will receive aspect calendars for September-December so that you can use them for notetaking. And if you’re not able to attend live, no worries! Everyone who registers will receive links to the replay and all support materials within 24 hours after the class airs.
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about registration or payment options, please contact moderator Elsie Kerns at or call 856.988.7426 (Eastern Time Zone).
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes the NorthPoint Astrology Journal based on planetary influences and insights received. Her hope is to bring astrology "down to earth" in a way that will help readers navigate current energies, while also utilizing these energies for spiritual and personal growth.
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