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After the Eclipse

Image by Emily Ballivet


Beautiful, new energies came in with the eclipse, and everyone, who is awakening, will eventually feel and experience them. At this point, we’re grounding the high energies from Monday’s eclipse through the creative and fiery pattern offered by four trines with Uranus (awakening, sudden change.) It’s likely that we “received” an intuitive plan to change our lives, but time is required to manifest changes in the invisible, spiritual world.

The planetary influences remain creative and intense. Fortunately, the planets are moving into balance with an equal distribution between the elements of earth (physicality), water (emotion, flow), fire (creativity, spirituality) and air (mind). Saturn moves direct on August 25, which will help with work, finances, and structure, and five planets in retrograde provide time for thought and reflection.

The Sun is placed in Virgo, a feminine earth sign, which gives the power to translate our recent experiences and creativity into physical form.  Virgo is represented by the virgin priestess, who utilizes mystical secrets to alter the flow of matter. (Earth teaches us how our desires translate into form along with many, practical lessons.)

Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn trine Uranus, awakening divine consciousness for those, who live in the light, and bringing upsets and restlessness to individuals, who align with a lower vibration. (It’s part of the vibration of divisiveness, which has surfaced in past weeks.)

An emphasis on emotion–throughout the weekend—occurs with Moon in Libra. Almost every planet aspects the moon, denoting a period of unusual, eclectic, or eccentric energy. Moon conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, which is harmonious and amplifies the possibility of good fortune. Moon squares (tension) Venus (love, partnerships) and Pluto (underworld, transformation); it opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change), which means our emotions regarding love (Venus) and resources (Pluto) can slow our awakening (Uranus).

Mercury (communications) retrograde is also in Virgo and conjuncts the Sun (outer life). This conjunction can aid in linking the higher mind and the fabric of outer life. Mercury retrograde in Virgo can yield unusual, creative information, including intuitions and thoughts that we wouldn’t normally experience. (Use the normal cautions with Mercury retro, avoid starting something new, avoid signing contracts, and use the time to review and complete projects.)

Venus in Cancer squares (tension) Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change), creating an emphasis on examining our thoughts and feelings about relationships, love, and good fortune. Venus in Cancer tends to amplify sensitivity and emotions, which can lower or heighten our vibrations, depending on the placement of consciousness. (It makes loving relationships more difficult.)

Mars sits in a Grand Trine with Saturn and Uranus. (Grand Trines increase the potential of manifestation.) Mars rules energy and assertion. Saturn gives structure and insight from the past, and Uranus urges us to move beyond our limitations by experiencing more of the quantum field.  (We may receive ideas about altering our lives or moving in a new direction.)

Jupiter in Libra is opposite Uranus, presenting a contrast between Jupiter’s desire to flow with the beautiful aspects of life and Uranus’ need to expand life through sudden, dramatic change. (It may be best to take time to experience both energies at different times during the week. Jupiter also squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), and this tends amplify our need for success and wealth, which can be seen in the outer world. But it’s important to take action from the heart with sincerity and honesty.

Saturn moves direct, propelling our lives into new shapes and structures after months of review. Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus, encouraging the use of knowledge from the past to create a new future, particularly in a spiritual sense along with a new vision of the world. Saturn squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), meaning the world at large tends to have difficulty discerning truth and illusion. Saturn also trines the North Node in Leo, which aids with separating out truth and illusion about our own lives—and our spiritual quest.

Uranus (awakening) trines North Node in Leo (current spiritual purpose), strengthening our ability to create change on the basis of the inner self. Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (underworld, transformation). This aspect helps in releasing “old” aspects of life and moving on into new reality, based on higher consciousness. It’s another aspect of inner transformation, accentuated by five planets in retrograde. In many ways, this is the perfect time to dream up a new life, release the old, and reflect on life.


Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach





Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

Solar Eclipse on February 26

The solar eclipse occurs at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 26 along with New Moon. Sun (life) sits in Pisces, a beautiful feminine sign, which represents endings, dreaminess, idealism, and gentleness. It is symbolized by two fishes swimming against one another. Water represents emotions, and they can come with murkiness (confused emotions), clarity, or bring joy. At this time, the stationing of the sun is Pisces is important; it refers to a pause and review of the past age as well as the content of our lives.


Six planets, including Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron, and South Node, sit in Pisces on the day of the eclipse, intensifying the need to observe patterns and emotions—and denoting the importance of moving into the mystical sea of love, which is also symbolized by Pisces. There is a huge opportunity to move into healing through observation and the desire to move into the inner self.

Venus (feminine), Mars (male), and Uranus (quantum field) sit in Aries, a fire sign, which can prompt us to take action and feel passionate about life. Aries is better with the beginning phases of work as opposed to completion; it’s good to contemplate the level of sustained effort before committing to a project. Relationships tend to feel more intense when Venus and Mars occupy the same sign.

Mars (assertion, action, male energy) sits opposite Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Libra, encouraging reflection before taking action. Mars and Venus conjunct Uranus (quantum field), which can bring unexpected circumstances and sudden change. (This is a particularly strong aspect in combination with eclipse weather, so it’s important to focus on positive shifts.) 


Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus form squares with Pluto, which rules the underworld—the wisdom and truth that are hidden through idealism and illusion. This truth may come from seeing ourselves, the motives of others, or simply seeing life from a different perspective.


Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra opposes Uranus (quantum field, change) in Aries. In its current placement, Jupiter seeks balance, beauty, and harmony—and Uranus focuses on rapid motion into the quantum field and big changes in the outer world. The opposition simply means that we’ll experience a pull between the two different impressions of “reality”.

Sun and Moon conjunct Neptune (idealism, illusion), which will may make life feel very beautiful, but it’s important to move through the illusion into more mystical states, which reveal truths and elicit inspiration about life and the universe. 

A Motion into Healing: South Node and Chiron

The South Node, which represents experiences and gifts from past lives–or talents and abilities that come easily to us. It’s important NOT to rely on these gifts but to develop new talents to move into our destiny, which is represented by the North Node.

With South Node in Pisces and many other planets in this placement, the universe calls to us to step out of our comfort, see through illusion, and truly expand into our inner identity.

Chiron, the wounded healer, is among the planets placed in Pisces. In this position, it indicates that moving into expansion, including gifts and talents, will bring inner healing. Pisces also rules karmic issues, so Chiron offers an incentive to move past those repetitive patterns by embracing unknown parts of the inner self. 


  • Use the energies of Pisces to find a mystical, inner connection. Use the downtime to think about the flow of life—and what rhythm brings joy, abundance, and ease into your life.
  • With six planets in Pisces, we’re asked to see “truth, which is hidden beneath illusion and/or self-deception. It also emphasizes the importance of seeing through our blocks and patterns. Beyond this, there is a beautiful wave of love, which is offered by many signs in Pisces.
  • Creating a new life on a spiritual level involves letting go of the past. (South Node in Pisces indicates the importance of releasing patterns and the tendency to repeat solutions, which worked in the past.) There is an intense phase in manifestation when we suddenly don’t want to release it. The familiar feels better than the unknown. Acknowledge it and release the past whenever possible. The universe always provides something better.
  • Mars, Venus, and Uranus are conjunct, meaning it’s possible to overreact and/or create changes that are truly necessary. If it resonates with your soul, go ahead–but take a pause to consider if it’s truly the right step for you.
  • Awakening is about seizing opportunities for healing, awareness, and growth. When you can’t change a pattern and/or don’t see a solution, observe. The observer state alters a great deal!

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is placed on 9 Pisces, “The Race Begins: Intent on Outdistancing His Rivals A Jockey Spurs His Horse to Great Speed.” The symbol could represent the need for “light” to outdistance the dark in the current political world. It could also refer to the need for placing all of our energy into manifesting awakening within ourselves and the world.

Moon is placed on 7 Pisces, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist.” A depiction of the cross brings images of trouble and misfortune as well as faith and hope. This symbol relates to lost causes of the past and feelings of victimization, but it is possible to awaken and seize possibility – to create a higher form of life.

Mercury is on Pisces 1, “A Crowded Public Place.” Mercury rules communications, and it represents the best and worst of humanity. But it also possible to buy and market goods as well as benefiting and receiving in the odd mixture of energy.

Venus sits on Aries 13, “A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery.” The bomb could refer to our hidden emotional and mental patterns, which tend to sabotage life. By “finding” and identifying these emotions and feelings, we can defuse the bomb and end destruction.

Mars is on Aries 23 – as is Uranus – “A Woman in Pastel Colors Carrying A Heavy and Valuable But Veiled Load.” On one level, this could address both light and world karma, carried by awakened individuals throughout on the planet. Although it is heavy, it is extremely valuable on an intrinsic level.


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.



Planetary Change: Full Moon and Eclipse



The beautiful harvest moon on Sept 16 brings an odd chart, full of good and difficult things. The eclipse and full moon symbolically point to a change in structure—particularly with church and government. Jupiter’s Sabian Symbol represents the evolution of the sixth race into a higher level of humanity, and it sits close to mid-heaven, where God’s mind supposedly resides. (Jupiter on the midheaven can indicate cosmic help with goals.)

To me, the chart intensifies much of the energy felt through the summer. The motion of higher group consciousness into a state of love is amplified by Moon and Neptune in Pisces, and Sun in Virgo urges the continuation of discarding whatever is not necessary (and the addition of what is needed) in everyday life.

Mercury (communications) retrograde in Virgo delivers a bit of heavy feeling along with minor confusion and delays with the passage of life. Mercury retro can also cause misunderstandings and difficulty with interpreting words. On a higher level, it teaches kindness and a keener observation of judgement—if we are patient and tolerant. It also helps with discernment of the inner voice so that we learn if it is judgement or intuition speaking within us.

Venus and Jupiter are in Libra, which brings clarity of thought and quicker connection to the divine. On a lower level, it can lead to self-indulgence with beautiful things. On a higher level, the connection with beauty can open our souls to higher instruction.

Venus (love, beauty, material objects) opposes Uranus (spiritual change) during the full moon eclipse. It’s a difficult placement that can make it easy to confuse love and unsettled emotion, which can cause abrupt changes—both good and bad. With this aspect, it’s important to focus emotions on goodness and kindness. (Wait until after the weekend for intense debates and decisions—if possible.)

Mars (action, passion) in Sagittarius focuses on quests and moving forward, but it also squares (tension) Mercury (thought) and Jupiter (good fortune.) A square can indicate confusion with decisions and specific energies. In this case, it refers to thought (Mercury, communications) and good fortune, money (Jupiter.)  It’s wise to wait on taking action with new ideas for another week or so until the planets are a bit more settled.

Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius is exactly square Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces. This aspect causes confusion. For example, we may know it’s time to begin a new business, find a different direction in life, or change the structure of our lives. But it’s difficult to see how to do it. (It’s a bit like driving in the rain and knowing it’s time to turn onto a particular road, but we can’t see it because of the fog.)

Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter oppose Chiron, the wounded healer. Mars squares Chiron. In other words, there is not much healing taking place, but we are very likely to see what needs to change. Knowing what needs changing is often a first step in healing issues, which is necessary in creating a new life.

In closing, Jupiter’s beautiful position to mid-heaven will likely give beneficial insights, which we will reap after the full moon and eclipse. In the meanwhile, we’ll continue to feel those incredible waves of love, confusion about our personal life, and strong indications about what we need to drop, alter, and create in our physical lives.

It’s all about finding the inner self and creating more of its presence in our physical lives. It’s a lovely process, which may feel difficult for a few days, but bright realizations will follow in the coming days.


Sabian Symbols *

*From Sabian Symbols by Lynda Hill

Sun sits on Virgo 25, “A Flag at Half-Mast in Front of a Public Building”. A flag at half-mast symbolizes a death or tragedy. The symbol could refer to the failure of national governments to provide to the public or the closing of buildings, providing services. At any rate, it represents awareness of shutting down and/or ending of a public service—or perhaps our belief in the value of these forms.

Moon sits on Pisces 25, “The Purging of the Priesthood.” In this chart, the sun symbolizes a problem with structures created for the public. The symbol for the moon focuses on altering spiritual structure in the outer world. Between the two, there is an indication of a large change on a social level.

Mercury retrograde is placed on Virgo 18, “Two Girls Playing with an Ouija Board.” The Ouija Board is often an introduction to the occult and psychic phenomena. But it is not considered a safe or controlled practice. It’s impossible to know “what” comes through the Ouija Board, but it is some form of intuitive or astral energy. (With Mercury retrograde, we “read” many forms of energy—and not all are accurate. It’s important to seek higher sources of information.)

Venus sits on Libra 22, “A Child Giving Birds a Drink at a Fountain.” Simple joys and gestures can lift our lives into beauty and happiness, particularly when based on spontaneous actions. A child’s natural generosity symbolizes the right emotion for aligning with love and experiencing joy.

Mars is placed on Sagittarius 24, “A Bluebird, a Sign of Good Luck and Happiness, Is Standing at the Door of the House.” Good fortune and rewards are implied in this symbol. Mars, which is action, is involved and places emphasis on right action.  It implies the warmth of home and the positive feeling of alignment with the physical world.

Jupiter is on Libra 2, “The Light of the Sixth Race Transmuted to the Seventh.” It implies a transcendent shift into a state of higher consciousness for the human race. It asks for focus on personal evolution, right action in the physical world, and motion into a higher order.

It seems apropos for current interest in spiritual affairs and the lack of disciplined work associated with many of them. From another angle, it’s easy to read group consciousness and the sway of the masses in reaction to media. (It doesn’t make the reaction accurate or aligned. The challenge lies in aligning with higher truths.)


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon



The penumbral lunar eclipse and full moon appeared at 8 am on March 23. It’s interesting to note the moon was void of course, which means it’s important to relax, do very little, and enjoy life. (Another way of saying this is it takes a lot more energy than usual to do anything.) Since the full moon and lunar eclipse set the stage for the next several weeks, we’re likely to experience alternating periods of activity and passivity, which includes the desire to do “nothing” besides admire trees and flowers.

Rather than seeing this chart as difficult and/or challenging, I see it as the expression of what we already know. Awakening and enlightenment require work and focus. This usually means making sacrifices, but the work is easier when we truly want something. In this case, we are working for awakening, which is well worth the effort.

The Sun is in Aries, a powerful, male, fire sign, which likes action and activity. The moon is placed in Libra, bringing a focus on relationships. On this note, the most important relationship is with the inner self. It’s how we find our light and dance through life.

We also see ourselves in the reflection of others and learn communication skills such as speaking through the inner self, create boundaries, and express the love in our heart. Much of life revolves around relationships. There’s no way around it. (We also see how others see “us.”)

Mercury moved into Aries, encouraging motion, assertion, and expression in our lives. (Earlier, we had many planets in Pisces, which slowed our actions because we were reviewing emotion, the past, and old wounds.) Fortunately, Mercury in Aries helps with clear thoughts and creating a strong focus for moving forward.

Venus remains in Pisces, so we are continuing to review what we want on a physical level including comforts, relationships, and abundance. Human love involves boundaries, specific emotions, and a specific type of communication. It’s more than how things look and/or strong attractions; it’s more about having the kind of love that heightens the loveliness of the inner self. (In this chart, Venus aspects almost every planet with the exception of Uranus. An exception means it’s important to consider what type of love/life is congruent with the New Age and Uranus, which symbolizes spiritual change.)

Mars is in Sagittarius, which encourages action with our spiritual desires. Sagittarius is a fire sign, indicated by the archer, so it’s particularly important to know the underlying reason for our desire for expression. With a strong emphasis on collective activities in the New Age, it’s important to think about how our work influences the “whole.”

Mars and Saturn (in Sagittarius) are square Neptune and Chiron, meaning it’s important to clear old wounds and beliefs to move into a more spiritual space—and express our inner self. Energy is always exchanged in the process of internal growth, so the challenge is to clear old patterns and structures while creating anew.

Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) in Virgo squares Saturn (time, limitation, karma) and opposes Neptune (elation, idealism) and Chiron (the wounded healer.) This simply means we have work to do because a positive experience of material reality includes devotion, seeing through illusion, using the imagination, and clearing old wounds. It’s pretty clear.



The conjunction of Venus, Neptune, and Chiron offers the opportunity to see the beauty in the past and to use the imagination in the future—to dream up something remarkable and beautiful. Sun and Mercury in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius. The grouping in fire gives the chance to express our vision and make a big change in our life.

There are good and beautiful things everywhere. Part of finding them depends on releasing the hold of the past and receiving those higher vibrations, which appear almost every moment. The easiest way to do this is by focusing on the presence of the inner self.

Sabian Symbols

Sun is in Aries 4,  “Two Lovers Are Strolling Through A Secluded Walk.” Duality is one of the current focuses of recent astrological charts. On a higher level, our relationship with the “self” involves merging the opposites within our personality—the light and dark aspects of the self. It also means observing our outer relationship with the world and bringing it into alignment with the inner self.

On the mundane level, it’s important to make time for meaningful experiences within a relationship. The expression of love can feel incredible. It doesn’t always require words or gestures. It can come as simply as the enhancement of beauty because of another’s presence.

We learn about ourselves in relationships, and we review the information in seclusion or stillness. It’s another necessary part of our walk on the path.

Moon is in Libra 4, “A Group of Young People Sit in Spiritual Communion Around a Campfire.” Youth can refer to the early stages of spiritual development, the neophyte, as well as the current radio shows, articles, and classes on the subject. The campfire refers to the element of fire, the passion and quest for spiritual energy.

Regardless, communion in the Age of Aquarius is important. It’s how we are learning to feel the spiritual power of the group through communion. The “right” group can accelerate spiritual understanding and insights; it can heighten the experience of inner awakening.

Mercury is on Aries 3, “A Man’s Profile Suggests the Outline of his Country.” This symbol refers to the importance of the individual and his/her relationship to the collective. People—their values, history, and beliefs—play a role in the focus and overall feeling of the collective.

Venus is on Pisces 14, “A Woman Wrapped in Fox Fur.” Venus focuses on earthly pleasures, and a woman wrapped in fox fur exemplifies this vision. In the past, beauty, fame, and wealth have been displayed extravagantly, sometimes as a sign of power. Certainly, it is an expression of the ego.

If we look at the real essence of love, it belongs to the heart and the sea of love—that strangely, wonderful sensation of connection. Perhaps, this symbol acts an indication of the right time to alter our values.

Mars sits on Sagittarius 6, “A Game of Cricket.” Again, we encounter a symbol involving the importance of the group as well as a game. Games involve rules, sportsmanship, fairness, and consideration to all of the players. It indicates the importance of teamwork as we move into a new world.

Jupiter is on Virgo 17, “A Volcanic Eruption Bringing Dust Clouds and Lava.” Jupiter rules good fortune, so it’s helpful to “see” the eruption as positive—the result of releasing old anger, emotions, and beliefs.

Part of awakening is experiencing the new “light” as it touches on old emotions and hurts. We have two choices. We can work to clear the old emotion and wounds by using it to become a better person—or we can spew the energy at others. If we release in a positive way, it is possible to move into a whole new level of being with extraordinary experiences.

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.



New Moon and Solar Eclipse



Feel emotions, clear patterns, and move more deeply into the spiritual nature. It’s how we evolve, and the placement of many planets in water will help in gaining awareness. By contemplating the feeling of inner connection, we can rise above the emotional waves.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron sit in Pisces, a sign representing water. It presents the opportunity to observe conflicting emotions and observe patterns of the past—and mitigate karma through higher vibrations. On a higher level, Pisces is the sign that can lift emotions into love through heightened spirituality.  It can also give inspiration to walk into the mystery of the unknown.

In alchemy, the “unknown” can symbolize walking into the field of the inner self, unraveling our gifts, and living in a place of love. It means using the emotions to feel into our dreams while discovering how they fit into the fabric of “real” life, which lies in contrast to the workings of materiality.

With so much water (5 signs) in this chart, we will feel emotions strongly for the next two weeks. The real challenge is learning when our emotions are aligned with the inner self, when they come from others (how we pick up from the world), and how they relate to programming and patterns, which are ready for release. (Freedom follows this pursuit.)



Venus, symbolizing pleasure, beauty, and material goods, is placed in Aquarius, an air sign. Air relates to mental vision, and this position encourages thoughts about the possibilities inherent in the New Age. It urges thinking about the best outcome for the world—and how thought, itself, can alter precarious situations and bring good things into being. (Thought has weight and power. It influences outcomes throughout the world.)

Mars (overall energy) sits in Sagittarius, encouraging spiritual quests. As a fire sign, it can increase our energy and aid with focus in pursuits. It’s creative with out of the box solutions, which are needed for finding solutions with this chart. When we find solutions with the heart, they often seem illogical or contrary—but they work. (The universe holds a different rhythm from everyday life.)

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) lies in Virgo, which is opposite Pisces. It exerts pressure to master the ordinary logistics of life. In this particular case, it supports healing because Virgo is an earth sign. It also asks for the practical knowledge of spiritual knowledge. (It is one thing to know everything is energy; it’s another to utilize energy to change our lives or heal another.)


  • One of the more important aspects in the chart is Chiron (wounded healer) in Pisces, which is conjunct (close to) the sun and moon. It lends strength to healing our perception of the self. One of the most difficult tasks is the loving the self, but it’s possible if we are willing to sacrifice patterns, habits, and perceptions from the past.
  • Neptune in Pisces asks for the highest use of our imagination to connect spiritually, imagine a better world, and dream ourselves into a better reality.
  • Everything will feel emotional periodically. A devoted meditation practice is invaluable because it teaches the habit of returning to the inner self while substituting connection for erratic emotions.
  • Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius suggest the importance of spiritual study. Choose a particular length of time for spiritual pursuits and practice daily. Mars in Sagittarius can help with visualization and manifestation. Stay focused during the eclipse.
  • Use your power of connection to see life differently and see it in a more positive way. Believe in your power to help shape overall life into a better world.

Sabian Symbols

Sun and Moon sit together in Pisces 19, “A Master Instructing His Disciple.” The symbol refers to the old adage, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Teachers appear in many forms such as recurring patterns, individual challenges, and twists in the path called life.

On a higher level, the teacher teaches through transmittal—the transference of higher vibrations through the subtle world. This symbol also refers to the readiness of the student to study and absorb higher teachings, which require openness and devotion.

Mercury is placed in Pisces 7, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross lies on Rocks, Surrounded by Sea and Mist.” The ancient cross represented the act of merging the physical and spiritual bodies. Before the time of Christ, the cross symbolized releasing the ego to step into a higher plane of consciousness.

Light represents the higher world, the akashic energy of love and light. Water symbolizes the emotional world. This symbol represents the need to connect with the light to move beyond limitations from emotions and difficulties in life.

Venus is found on Aquarius 26, “A Garage Man Testing a Car’s Battery with a Hydrometer.” This interesting symbol refers to checking levels of water to maintain a car. The car often symbolizes how we move through life, so it could refer to testing and checking particular aspects of life.

If we keep the physical aspects of life running well, it is easier to apply our spiritual knowledge and function in life. The symbol could also apply to acquiring practical spirituality, which does not simply believe everything is “fine.” It means making specific efforts in physical life as well.

Mars sits on Sagittarius 2, “The Ocean Covered with Whitecaps.” Mars rules the overall energy in life. In this symbol, it refers to the appearance of storms and rough weather. We may feel agitated by the changes in the world, but we always have the inner self.

When we align with the inner self, the water becomes still. Emotions feel peaceful, and life moves in a better direction. (It’s important to align when we sense storms or rough emotional weather.)

Jupiter is represented by Virgo 19, “A Swimming Race.” A race implies competition with rules and regulations. It asks for consideration of true winning—the concept of overcoming personal weaknesses to excel in life. It also reminds us of the importance of cooperation and consideration if we truly want a more positive future.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.


Planetary Change: Restriction and Growth


At the moment, the sky is gray, but bright yellow, orange, and red leaves punctuate the landscape with ethereal magic. The rain and bright colors mix together in a strangely beautiful way. It’s similar to the forecast, which is a softer chart than last month’s full moon eclipse. Nevertheless, the energy remains intense.

The sun moved into Scorpio on Oct. 24. Scorpio is a water sign with powerful, magnetic qualities.The sign of Scorpio bestows power and focus. The natives can express jealousy and possessiveness; they often act secretively. Scorpios have strong wills, which can bring success and fulfillment of desires. Often, they have intuitive gifts and skills.

The full moon appeared in the sign of Taurus on Oct. 27, bringing a focus on practicality and physicality.  A Taurus full moon bestows fertility and grounding. The moon (emotions, inner self) in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn, which is harmonious and beneficial. Both Moon and Pluto are placed in earth. (It’s easier to connect with physical sensation and the beauty of the nature when the chart includes a prevalence of earth signs, and this chart places 5 planets in earth signs.)

Venus, Mars, and Jupiter also sit in earth. They are placed in the sign of Virgo, bringing a continued focus on detail, precision, and mysticism. These three signs (along with the moon) trine Pluto, which can make bring subconscious information to the surface in a positive way. (Pluto represents both the darkness of the underworld and the transmutation of the energy into a brighter form.)

Mercury (communications and the higher mind) is placed in Libra, an air sign that concerns thought and balance. Mercury is opposite Uranus in Aries. While Mercury pauses and looks for balance, Uranus (spiritual change) wants to push ahead into the new world.  The challenge lies in discovering when to apply action and thought (intermittently) in the appropriate areas of life.

Restriction and Growth

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Many of the aspects in this chart deal with restriction and growth. Oppositions involve balancing or applying two different types of energy properly. Squares cause tension and can push us into change. When we make the correct choice and/or learn from the right choice, there is growth. (Mercury in Libra is opposite Uranus in Aries, Jupiter is opposite Neptune. Venus, Mars, and Jupiter oppose Chiron.)

Jupiter squares Saturn in Sagittarius and opposes Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter is restricted by its placement in Virgo, its square with Saturn, and opposition with Neptune. Jupiter (good fortune) likes expansion and growth, but its placement in Virgo slows its motion. Virgo thinks before it takes action, and Jupiter prefers leaps of faith. Saturn in Sagittarius asks for discipline and devotion before granting growth and change.

We can see a similar restriction with Jupiter in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces. Virgo likes details and structure, and Pisces prefers the dreamy state of mysticism.  One (Virgo) plans; the other (Pisces) floats.

Uranus remains in its steadfast square with Pluto. It involves bringing darkness to the surface and clears it with light. This aspect alternately shadows and enlightens the substance of our lives.

Group Healing

Chiron, the wounded healer, opposes Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Virgo. Chiron is placed in Pisces and may refer to clearing the wounds of the last millennium. If we truly understand how to apply love (Venus), action (Mars), and Jupiter (beneficial expansion) in a practical sense, we may clear a great deal of old energy on the personal and collective level.


  1. With many planets in earth (and fewer squares and oppositions), this full moon chart exerts less pressure than last month’s full moon eclipse. Tension remains in the chart, but there are also opportunities for healing and growth.
  2. With five planets in earth, we have the physical resilience to transform the fabric of our lives into a higher form. Moon, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter trine Pluto. These aspects are powerful and can help in creating a new physical life.
  3. Jupiter (good fortune and expansion) is somewhat limited by Saturn (discipline, karma) and Neptune (mysticism, idealism, illusion.) We’re asked to truly apply our devotion in creating opportunity and growth. There is also an emphasis on discerning when to work and when to dream.
  4. Chiron, the wounded healer, is aspected by several planets. It’s a good time to review patterns and perceive new possibilities for healing.
  5. Uranus remains retrograde. It causes the roller coaster ride between high and low states of emotion. Center by returning to the heart space or asking for connection with the inner self.

Sabian Symbols

The Sabian Symbols for Sun and Moon are quite positive, speaking about our personal evolution. Mercury addresses the difficulty of communicating through the roar of the consciousness of many people on a small planet.

Venus suggests the importance of identifying the source of intuitive information and learning to “read” through the heart. Mars asks us to play nicely within groups. Jupiter focuses on expansion through communion with rare animals as well as other world.

Sun sits on Scorpio 4, “A Youth Holding a Lighted Candle in a Devotional Ritual Gains a Sense of the Great Other World.” The candle is often thought to symbolize the inner light. Ritual can bring connection to the earth and spiritual (or religious) concepts. The term “youth” refers to someone with a spiritual practice of some kind. The symbol may refer to new insights received by those who practice meditation and spiritual work during the next energetic phase of the New Age.

Moon is placed on a wonderful symbol, Taurus 4, “The Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow.” It’s impossible not to love this symbol. It represents the possibility of transformation, the outcome of beauty after life’s storms. Much of spiritual testing takes place in the emotions (water), and it is sometimes metaphysically referred to as storms, rough water, or turbulent waves. On this level, the pot of gold represents the transformation, which occurs after testing, on the spiritual level.

Mercury is on Libra 21, “A Crowd upon a Beach.” Mercury rules communications, and it seems perfectly appropriate on this placement. We are communicating with (and through) the huge number of people on this planet. The sea can represent the emotions of the mass subconscious, with which we are gaining awareness. The sea is also the great mother. When we are alignment with higher emotions, the sea is smooth, and it amplifies these vibrations, which quiets the crowd.

Venus sits on Virgo 18, “Two Girls Playing with an Ouija Board.” Venus can denote pleasure, beauty, or love. In the highest placement, it involves blending personal and cosmic love. “Two Girls Playing with an Ouija Board” may refer to our lack of understanding about spiritual work.

There are two levels. The higher level is spiritual understanding, which is based on communication from the heart and “true” love. The lower level involves psychic ability (only) and the astral field. Many people are unable to discern the source of information—including its quality of good or bad.

Mars is placed on Virgo 21, “A Girl’s Basketball Team.” This symbol addresses the need for cooperation, fun, and sportsmanship. With team sports, it’s important to work together. (Mars is overall energy and male energy including assertion.) It may speak about the need to work together while obeying spiritual rules and having high ethics.

Jupiter sits on Virgo 16, “Delighted Children Crowd Around the Orangutan Cage at the Zoo.”  On one level, a transpersonal relationship exists between the orangutan and the children. Zoos and observatories sometimes bring wild and/or rare animals and plants into our culture.

On one hand, they are confined by small environments and protected by cages.  From another perspective, the animals can interact and communicate with the children. (This symbol could also speak about transcending limits between ourselves and “beings” from other realities or universes. Indigenous people have many traditions and stories relating to star visitors.)

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse



A strong, cosmic energy is at play; it will grow and expand by the light of the full moon and lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse coincides with the super moon for the first time in thirty-three years. (A super moon simply means it is closer to the earth than usual.) Obviously, the energy will be powerful. A strong, cosmic energy is at play; it will grow and expand by the light of the full moon and solar eclipse.

Changes are currently taking place on the esoteric plane. The inner world is rearranging itself—and creating a higher pattern. The energies are very strong, and it can feel like a roller coaster with a wonderful, calm feeling beneath the highs and lows.

It’s a revolutionary love energy with the potential to anchor in a new world. I suspect we’re moving through the process of seeing our lower patterns while experiencing the sensations of the beauty and calm of a new dimension of life. It simply means that we’re experiencing a higher dimension as we oscillate between our lower patterns and more connection with the higher self.

The full moon chart is strong with many powerful aspects. Sun in (life, yang energy) in Libra (balance, scales) is opposite the Moon (emotions, yin energy, the mother) in Aries, which represents passion and new beginnings. The chart demonstrates the necessity of balance (material/spiritual life) as we continue our passage into a world where everything works differently and changes every few months.

All of those with an open heart will move into a new beginning. The energy has accumulated throughout the year; it will pour down on the days between the equinox and full moon/lunar eclipse. (As usual, those who are attuned will feel it most.) It’s an interesting, tense chart with a great deal of push and pull.

The opposition between Sun (life, outer self) and Mercury (communication, thought) and the Moon (mother, feminine energy) in Aries could describe much of the overall chart. In this case, the planets are speaking two different languages or transmitting opposite energies. (Sometimes, it means we have to find the “good” in the opposites symbolized by each of the two planets and read between the lines.) For example, Moon in Aries asks for bold action while Sun and Mercury focus on pondering a situation—finding the balance (answer) through slow reflection. But if we only reflect, we can’t move forward (Libra); we need to energy supplied by Aries to take action. Mercury also represents the higher mind, so the solution might involve looking the two sides of an equation, tapping into the higher mind for direction, and planning or taking action.

Venus rises in Leo and conjuncts Mars. Venus and Mars conjunct can represent good communications with the opposite sex—or simply understanding the interplay between the male/female side of the personality. Venus also squares Saturn, which means Venus urges play while Saturn (time, limitation, karma)  pushes us into work. Venus trines Uranus and urges creativity in a spiritual, non-traditional way.

Multiple squares and oppositions play through this chart along with mitigating influences. Mercury (communication), Venus (pleasure, beauty, attraction), and Jupiter (good fortune) are square Saturn. Mars and Jupiter make an opposition to Neptune. Sun, Moon, and Mercury are opposite Pluto. In short, there is a great deal of tension (squares) and variation of feeling (opposition=two opposite feelings at one time or intermittently.)

Moving through this jigsaw puzzle of pieces, which seemingly don’t match, is part of the process of finding the inner self. By sliding all of the aspects of the self together, we may find alchemical gold—or deep alignment with the inner self.


  1. Don’t allow people on a lower vibration to move into your field. If they are on a lower vibration, they will definitely attach to your energy field by sharing their angst. Set boundaries. (Their problems can wait.) Stay in the light and ask for guidance.
  2. Observe patterns when they appear. With several oppositions, personal patterns will appear and disappear during this time period. Use it as an opportunity to move into the higher self or observe.
  3. Move more deeply into the light when things are good. It’s a wonderful opportunity for experiencing more of the inner self. Sit outdoors under the beautiful moon and stars.
  4. Venus can represent love on a higher level. It trines Uranus (the “field”, spirituality), which can inspire wonderful thoughts, creativity, and brilliance through the expression of inner gifts.
  5. Many of the squares and oppositions will last for only a few days. Life will become quieter before we pass through another intense period. The lesson involves learning to find the stillness within the inner self. (We don’t feel the storms within this place–at least not as much.)

Sabian Symbols

The Sabian Symbols speak loudly on the Full Moon. By reflecting on their message, we can receive insights about the overall chart.

Sun is on Libra 5, “A Man Teaching the True Inner Knowledge of the New World to His Students.”  It’s a lovely symbol, radiating the feeling of truth and love in a new age. Everyone holds this essential knowledge within the inner self. It can become awakened by teachers and/or personal insights.

In a time of many teachers and students, it’s also important to feel the truth within ourselves—and learn with discernment. Conversely, some people have a pure spirit and teach by transmitting their inner light and love.

Moon is exactly opposite Sun in Aries 5. “A White Triangle is Seen; It has Golden Wings” is the symbol of this degree. An upwardly pointing triangle points to the reception of information from the universe, the Divine. White is the color of purity; a triangle represents harmony.

The color, golden, represents the alchemical process of transmuting the ego into the higher self. The image of wings may symbolize angels, the divine beings who aid in lifting our consciousness into a higher place of being. (The moon rules emotions and moods, so this speaks of raising our feelings to a more positive level.)

It’s interesting to note that the symbol for Sun speaks of traditional teachings and awakenings; the moon hints at the value of emotional work to achieve emotional harmony.

Mercury sits on Libra 9, conjunct sun and opposite Moon. Libra 9 is symbolized by “Three Old Masters Hanging in a Special Room in an Art Gallery—Sometimes They Seem to Speak to Each Other.” The paintings of masters transcend time; they speak to our soul through beauty and technique. They exude energy, which is available for the viewers of fine art.

Since Mercury rules communication and thought, the master paintings could refer to the energy exuded by various sources—unspoken content, which is literally transmitted by an object. This symbol encourages unseen and unspoken communication as a part of inner development.

Venus is square Saturn, trine Uranus on Leo 23, “A Bareback Rider Displaying Her Dangerous Skill.” Incredible skills are developed through practice, patience, and balance. Horses represent power in the shamanic tradition. People or a crowd of people are implied through “displays.”

Increasingly, we receive reminders about our inner power. Through the love (Venus) and devotion, we may learn to hone our skills to employ our spiritual power in an amazing way—to share and perform for a large collection of people.

Mars is placed on Virgo 2, square Saturn, “A Large White Cross, Dominating the Landscape, Stands Alone on Top of a High Hill.” This symbol can refer to the need for time alone to develop spiritual beliefs. It can also refer to beliefs, relating to the Piscean Age, such as suffering and sacrificing personal needs to align with religious beliefs.

In the Aquarian Age, there is an emphasis on creating an unified field through spirituality. Perhaps, it is time to create a happier balance between spirituality and the daily rituals of “reality.” We could also choose to see spirituality as the process of creating an abundant, happy life in the spiritual and physical world—or walking in both worlds!

Jupiter is on Virgo 11, “A Boy Molded in His Mother’s Aspirations for Him.” This symbol could speak of the societal and familial expectations placed on everyone. It’s impossible to live up to all of the expectations and dreams of other people. Some of the “molding”  or cultural shaping is important because we learn manners and methods of relating to others. Conversely, the projections and aspirations of others can align–or interfere–with the development of the inner self.

Perhaps, we are discerning between our true nature and the “projected” nature of those who surround us.

Saturn sits on Sagittarius 1, squaring Jupiter and Neptune, “Retired Army Veterans Gather to Reawaken Old Memories.” Gathering together and talking about the past brings up specific memories of shared periods of time. Through greater understanding and discussion, we can see the true reason behind conflicts or causes for world issues. But we can also cling to the past, which eliminates moving forward into a new life.

Saturn rules time, and the message may concern understanding the conglomeration of images, which create an “image” or hologram of the past, to understand a larger truth. When we understand the truth about the past, it’s easier to release old soul contracts, patterns, and habits, which limit our expansion.


Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.


New Moon Forecast and Upcoming Eclipse

A solar eclipse on Sat, Sept 12 precedes the New Moon on Sept 13. New Moons are typically for releasing the past and planning the future. They bring the energy of the “void”, a pause before creating in the next cycle of the moon.  Eclipses interrupt the pattern of light and darkness; they can also give the opportunity to reboot in a new way.
Sun, Moon, and Jupiter are in Virgo, which can indicate service, arcane truth, and emphasis on work. Virgo is an earth sign, and it rules the body, placing particular emphasis on health. Both planets oppose Chiron (wounded healer) in Pisces and trine Pluto (subconscious, regeneration.) The sign of Pisces can refer to the past age; it also rules mysticism and sacrifice. In past ages, there was an emphasis on personal sacrifice, which included helping others (and forgetting the self.) In the Aquarian Age, we are becoming aware of the need for balanced giving. We may also become more become aware of old trauma, but there is also the potential to heal in a new way.
Venus direct plays a strong part in the New Moon chart. Venus represents love and beauty; she glows and shines–making all of life lovelier. Venus sits conjunct to Mars, indicating harmony between the male and female aspects of the self. Additionally, Venus (feminine, beauty) and Mars (male, action) trine Uranus. This is an excellent influence, indicating unusual, beneficial energies. (Through this aspect, we can find new answers and more deeply into universal love.)
uranus1 Uranus
Uranus (spiritual energy, unpredictable change) remains retrograde and square Pluto, which can account for sudden swings in emotions and thoughts. With Uranus, it’s usually possible to shift into a higher state, which can bring (almost) immediate solutions or help. (Uranus also represents the quantum field, which communicates to us when we experience higher vibrations.)
Service and Sacrifice
Every chart presents an equation; the new moon chart is particularly interesting with Sun/Moon/Jupiter in Virgo with Sun and Moon opposing (opposite) Chiron (the wounded healer) in Pisces. Virgo is represented by the Virgin, which can appear as the priestess who represent the esoteric world, and it also rules the sixth house of work/service. Chiron represents our wounds, both personal and global, and it is placed in Pisces, the sign of the last age; it was the time of Christ and other amazing beings, who made sacrifices to bring light to others.
In the New Age, service and sacrifice are part of spiritual life, but the paradigm is changing. Spiritual service requires balance; we should give in accordance to our energy level. Sacrifice was a part of service in other ages. But sacrifice can also mean surrendering the ego, releasing old belief patterns, and opening to see life in a new way. We also sacrifice many wishes and impulses to make one heart-felt desire come true.
Perhaps, it is time to re-examine the paradigm of service, sacrifice, and sharing under the auspices of a new time. The opposition between Chiron (wounded healer) and Sun (outer life) and  Moon (feminine, inner life, emotions) hints at the potential of global healing by rewriting old beliefs. (It’s important to discover our own boundaries, beliefs, and desires.)
1) The eclipse can help with surrendering old personality patterns and creating new dreams to develop in the light of the waxing moon.
2) Venus is in the forefront of the chart. We have the capacity to translate unstable energy into love.
3) Uranus retrograde makes life move back and forth between higher and lower feelings and thoughts. Centering in the heart brings the higher vision into play. (Uranus has a strange type of genius, which can be used for breakthroughs and insights.)
4) Make time to think about giving, service, and sacrifice. Where do you give too much? What is a desirable balance of love and service in your life?
5) Concentrate on the desired direction of your life. The eclipse “resets” our energy and focuses it in the direction of our consciousness.
Sabian Symbols:
The Sabian Symbols speak of the value of group efforts and learning from repetitive cycles in life. Certainly, the two lessons have been emphasized during the dramatic season of Uranus/Pluto squares. Venus promises light and love after passing through the storm, which could bring a higher frequency. With the higher frequency, we can master a gift through devotion–and go onto experience new lessons about living in the New Age frequency.

Sun and Moon are on Virgo 21, “A Girl’s Basketball Team” can represent the need for cooperation with others and agreement to play by the rules. When working on a team, respect and synchronicity are important. It’s often necessary to let small issues go—and to focus on the larger goal.

The energy of the Age of Aquarius points to group endeavors. When we are connected in meditation (the light), the synergy can be enormous. It can also become dissipated by small minds or the lack of effort on the part of a few individuals. Commitment, devotion, and effort are needed to synchronize in the “new world.” (Jung thought every group had a shadow, which would express itself through particular individuals—just as the light would be expressed by others. When people deal with their personal shadows, there is obviously more light for the group effort.)

Mercury sits on Libra 15, “Circular Paths.” All of life moves cyclically in patterns or spirals. If we are experiencing spiritual growth, it’s a spiral. We spiral upwardly as we move through our patterns and the repetitive material of life. If not, we can literally move in circles. But we always have a choice as to the direction of our life.

Venus is placed on Leo 16, “Brilliant Sunshine Just After a Storm.” This is a perfect degree for Venus direct. It seems to point to successfully moving through the challenge of working together—and transcending circular paths. Certainly, we are ready for more light!

Mars is on Leo 23, “A Bareback Rider Displays Her Dangerous Skill.” Training and devotion bring mastery of difficult skills. In this case, Mars (action) tends to point to the necessity of mastering aspects of life as a means of activating unusual skills. It’s important to note bareback riding requires balance and belief—two qualities, which are definitely needed in the New Age.

Jupiter sits on Virgo 8, “A Girl Takes Her First Dancing Instruction.” This symbol could refer to the early stage of spiritual maturation in the Age of Aquarius. Dancing lessons can refer to a time of preparing for social interaction, learning more complicated steps, and moving into the outer world. The symbol could also refer to the rising energy of the feminine—the mastery of a softer motion in the outer world.


Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.