Support crystalwind.ca with your donation and help spread spirituality and positivity. Blessings!

This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Your Weekly Guide To Planetary Influences - June 26 to July 2, 2023

Your Weekly Guide To Planetary Influences - June 26 to July 2, 2023

TRANSCENDENT NEPTUNE: The other-worldly effects of outer planet Neptune are heightened this week. The mystical planet, whose work involves helping humanity transcend the dramas and limitations of the physical plane, is moving very slowly now and will station retrograde this Friday, June 30.

With Neptune's influence strong for the next two weeks, we ourselves can feel somewhat distant from the Earth, as if our feet are not truly touching ground. We may be lightheaded and spacey, finding it hard to concentrate on the details. At times it can feel as though a fog has descended, blurring our vision of this mundane world and drawing our attention to the nonphysical realms.

Watercolor Neptune's support can be invoked with good results for any activity that involves the imagination, such as visualization or the creative arts. The planet rules spiritual enlightenment and meditation, dreams and visions, psychic receptivity, film and photography, and activities that enable us to rise above the mundane. It is the planetary representative of the High Heart and Divine Love, and its gifts to humanity include the qualities of compassion, understanding, and mercy.

The shadow side of Neptune manifests when its positive qualities are taken to the extreme. The desire to transcend can become a need to escape, sometimes through substance abuse; compassion and mercy can devolve into self-sacrifice and martyrdom. Nonattachment can turn into apathy. The imagination can be used to deceive self or others, and living in a fantasy world can interfere with handling life responsibilities. The naive idealism of Neptune can lead to disillusionment, if our rose-colored glasses interfere with good decision making or we are drawn in by glamours. And, Neptune's sensitivity to energy, if not paired with good boundaries, can lead to being too impressionable, too easily affected by external influences. 

These many qualities of Neptune, both the higher frequency and the lower, are more pronounced now. It will be important to keep one foot in reality even as we use Neptune's transcendent energies to step ever higher into the nonphysical realms. People who have personal planets or points within a degree or two of 27°41´ Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces may feel this energy most directly. 

"And, if you were born around March 18-20, June 18-21, September 20-22, or December 19-21 of any year, Neptune is now working directly with the Sun in your natal chart to dissolve old patterns and self-definitions."

DAILY ASPECTS: Here are this week's most important planetary aspects, with my brief interpretations. 


Mars square Uranus: As willful Mars forms a hard aspect with rebellious Uranus, people may be more impulsive in their actions and more reactive to any restrictions. We can feel quickly irritated with anything that goes against our desires or plans. With Mars in theatrical Leo, dramatic confrontations are possible. Working successfully with this influence requires that we be conscious of any underlying restlessness or agitation, and find safe ways to move and release the energy. This can be done through reasonable physical activity, especially something that uses the arms, such as the martial arts or hitting a punching bag.

Mercury quincunx Pluto: Our judgments may be extreme or we might obsess about an idea today. Be careful of being too rigid in your thinking.

Mercury enters Cancer: While Mercury is in protective Cancer, from June 26 to July 10, our minds turn to themes of our long-term security. Family and domestic issues become more central in our thoughts and we may feel nostalgic or emotional.


Mercury square Ceres and sextile North Node: Defensiveness can interfere with communications today, and we are especially sensitive to feeling patronized. However, staying calm and centered can help us rise above any melodrama.


Sun semisquare Uranus and trine Saturn: The emotional landscape may be unsettled early in the day, but by evening we are able to be more patient and rational.

Mercury semisquare Venus: Communications with a friend or loved one may not go smoothly, especially if someone is feeling unappreciated.


Venus trine Chiron: This aspect helps us mend bridges and to feel more supported within our relationships.

Mercury semisquare Uranus and trine Saturn: Conversations may not go as planned, and impatience can interfere with taking the time to fully listen to another. Restless minds eventually become more calm, enabling us to re-establish the lines of communication.


Neptune stations retrograde: It is important to go with the flow now, to follow our intuition, and to be in sync with the subtle energies as much as possible. Neptune's influence will continue to be strong for the next week to ten days.

Sun conjunct Mercury: We are especially empathetic with this alignment, and intuitive as well. 


Mercury and the Sun sextile Jupiter and semisquare Mars: The urge to share our thoughts and feelings is strong, but we can meet with resistance if we are too loquacious and do not give focused, respectful attention to the one who has listened to our side of the story. It can be easy to slip into defensive posturing, so remember that you always have the option to take a break and return to the discussion after emotions have calmed.


Mars trine Eris: We are highly motivated to go after what we want today, perhaps without taking others' feelings or perspectives into account.

Venus square Uranus: Relationships could go through a period of instability with this aspect. The need for freedom is strong and there is a reluctance to make commitments that interfere with personal needs. Our ability to allow others their own space and autonomy is tested.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: There is a strong need to communicate your feelings this year, and you may be more impatient and irritable than usual, especially if you are used to downplaying your personal needs. This is an opportunity to understand your emotions and to shift any patterns of always being the caregiver, never being vulnerable and asking for care. Practical steps you take, such as journaling or taking a class in self-care and self-awareness, will bring great benefits. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Mercury, semisquare Mars, sextile Jupiter, trine Saturn, semisquare Uranus)

In peace and with gratitude,


Aspects of Note This Week:

All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.

  • Monday: Mars square Uranus, Mercury quincunx Pluto, Mercury enters Cancer
  • Tuesday: Mercury square Ceres, Mercury sextile North Node
  • Wednesday: Sun semisquare Uranus, Sun trine Saturn, Mercury semisquare Venus
  • Thursday: Venus trine Chiron, Mercury semisquare Uranus, Mercury trine Saturn
  • Friday: Neptune stations retrograde, Sun conjunct Mercury
  • Saturday: Mercury sextile Jupiter, Mercury semisquare Mars, Sun sextile Jupiter, Sun semisquare Mars
  • Sunday: Mars trine Eris, Venus square Uranus

CLASS OPPORTUNITY: I'm considering offering a new monthly class! The intention of the class would be to take a closer look at the astrological energies for the upcoming month and also to answer a few personal questions from participants about how the planets are impacting their natal charts during that time period. If you are interested in this class -- or if you have a request for another class theme -- please send me an email! ()

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.

Feel free to share this NorthPoint Journal with others who may enjoy it! Please forward it in its entirety, including all contact and copyright information.

To learn more about Pam's work, please visit www.northpointastrology.com

NorthPoint Journal copyright 2023 Pam Younghans. All Rights Reserved.

Source Here

© 2023 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved. Reprinted With Written Permission From Pam Younghans. We track all IP addresses. Using a VPN will now also get tracked to original source IP.

Pin It

© CrystalWind.ca 2024. All content (articles, imagery, fair use) & design protected. Written permission required for copying. All rights reserved.

Join the Conversation Now! Comment Below! arrow down small 11

CrystalWind.ca is free to use because of donations from people like you. Please help support us! 

Follow this blog

Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On
Apple  | Android | Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!

Spirit Animal Totem Of The Day!

CrystalWind.ca is free to use because of
donations from people like you.
Donate Now »

CrystalWind.ca Donation!

Unlock Your Light: Join Lightworkers Worldwide on CrystalWind.ca!


Follow Us!


Who is Online Now

We have 17968 guests and no members online

Featured This Month


Egyptian Zodiac/Astrology

Egyptian Zodiac/Astrology

Egyptian astrology was one of the earliest forms of astrology. The Egyptians... Read more

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

The god Lugh was worshiped in Ireland as a deity of the sun. This connection... Read more

The Holly Tree: July 8th - August 4th

The Holly Tree: July 8th - August 4th

The Fire Festival Of Lammas Celtic Symbol : The Unicorn And The Flaming Spe... Read more



The Stone Of Orators Chalcedony was very popular as a decorative stone in ant... Read more



CANCER Jun 21 - Jul 22 Read more

Birth Totem - Woodpecker

Birth Totem - Woodpecker

Birth Totem Woodpecker Birth dates: June 21 - July 21 Read more

Abalone Shell

Abalone Shell

Echos Of The Ancestors Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and th... Read more



The Cleansing Stone Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy.... Read more



Lammas Ritual Celebrated August 1st. Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh, La... Read more

Cancer Mythology

Cancer Mythology

The Hidden Myth Behind the Zodiac Sign Had the Scriptures of Delphi never b... Read more

Sun in Cancer

Sun in Cancer

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Cancer Read more

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Wild Rose Fills your life with soft romance. Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus... Read more

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Although in the heat of a Mid-western summer it might be difficult to discer... Read more

Strong Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon

Flicker – Carnelian Agate – Wild Rose – Pink June 21 – July 22 Read more



Moonstone is one of the best stones for bringing emotional calm and stability,... Read more

© 2008-2024 CrystalWind.ca. All rights reserved. Site Creation by CrystalWind.ca.
Web Hosting by Knownhost.com




Right Click

No right click