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Full Moon Forecast

 

November’s full moon on the 4th is particularly lovely, and this forecast touches on spiritual vision and the use of will. In metaphysics, love, will, and power are three qualities, which are developed on the path of light and love. (Venus is very present in this chart, so love is provided—if we tap into it.) Overall, the chart presents beautiful, uplifting energy along with the ever present challenges, which can create both growth and change.

Sun (life) in Scorpio heightens vision, strength, and magnetism. Scorpio is water, representing emotion and mysterious intuitive insights. Moon in Taurus accentuates persistence, will, discipline, and the ability to put concepts into physical form. It is an earth sign, heightening our ability to shape matter through consciousness in the physical world.

Mercury (thought, communications) is placed in Scorpio, and it expands our power to perceive and communicate spiritual mysteries and information. It sheds light on the hidden world and brings information to the surface. This placement can aid in discerning the relationship between feelings and thoughts.

Venus (love, beauty, relationships) is beautifully placed in Libra. Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus, so we may glimpse moments of  the true feeling of harmony and love in relationships, or we may notice disharmony. (In moments of disharmony, we can see the opposite of our experience. When experiencing harmony, we can expand the feelings.) Harmony and love tend to increase beauty and wealth.

Mars (action, male) sits in Libra, creating balance between the female and male principals in life. It also bestows the “feeling” of how life could look and feel if we embraced harmony, beautify, and balance. With Mars in Libra, an air sign, we may perceive needed changes on a mental or emotional level but lack the energy to make alterations. It’s helpful to observe and wait a day or two before pushing into small changes.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is placed in Scorpio. Like the full moon, it can shed light on the darkness. Good fortune is often created by finding our gifts, hidden in the darkness of the past, and finding the bravery to step forward on a new path. Growth also comes from compassion, and seeing/creating goodness for others. It’s how we see light in the dark.

Aspects

Aspects speak of the geometry between planets, the shapes and energies that flow between them. Aspects with the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter) affect our personal life. Outer planets speak of group consciousness, energies, and global change.

Sun in Scorpio conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, growth), and it aids in understanding how to travel through our personal darkness to find light, grace, and redemption. Sun trines (harmonious) Neptune in Pisces, opening the door to mystical realizations and increasing the possibility of seeing through illusion.

Moon in Taurus is in opposition (2 opposite energies) to Jupiter in Scorpio. Our desire to build and create a new life (Moon) is opposed to our need to see beneath the surface of life (Jupiter). In spiritual work, it is necessary to see how we block and oppose our inner desires—or recognize such forces in our lives. After this realization, life often becomes more supportive. (Moon also trines Pluto in Capricorn, increasing our ability to become resourceful and find answers.)

Venus conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, indicating love of self can lead us through the darkness and into exceptional growth. Venus opposes (2 opposite energies) Uranus, which can cause strong, erratic emotions and sudden change. The desire to experience life in a particular way (Uranus) and the need to love and understand relationships on a deeper level conflicted in this position. (Think, meditate, and wait to act.) Venus also square Pluto, which creates tension about the use of power and can bring subconscious memories to the surface. (Focus on love, and the conflicts will fade.)

Mars (male, assertion) squares (tension) Pluto (underworld, transmutation). It covers the topics of sex and power, which have appeared everywhere in the past few weeks. Of course, the aspect includes larger energies. It’s about using our power wisely and kindly—and remembering that the best world changes come from love, compassion, and vision.

Jupiter (good fortune) opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change). We’ll move between 2 sets of energy with this aspect. Jupiter wants a slow, deep look at life, and Uranus desires a huge burst of energy directed into the new world. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune, asking us to exchange negative emotions for mystical love; it can also enhance dreams. (Journal them.)

Saturn (time, karma) trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, change), offering help with the current transition from the Piscean and Aquarian Ages. It helps in integrating the old and new concepts of both world.

Mercury (mind) trines (harmonious) Chiron (the wounded healer), which helps in using the mind to transcend old wounds. Saturn (time, karma) squares (tension) Chiron, and it brings old memories and pain to the surface. Use the mind to create possibilities such as feelings and visuals that travel in the opposite direction. This action brings in new energies that lift the soul and heal the body.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

Full Moon Forecast

 

Full moons bring intensity, passion, and fruition to dreams. Everything heightens before waning and moving into a new cycle. The full moon appears on October 5,  featuring Sun (life) and Mercury (thought, communication) in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus.  Libra rules beauty, balance, relationships, judgement, and the mind. Think of butterflies, dragonflies, and soft clouds—or the stillness of the mind that comes with inner presence. Think of a gentle breeze moving through bright leaves and the clear, peaceful feeling of an autumn afternoon.

Libra also rules the type of higher love that comes from the enlightened mind and an open heart. When Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) are conjunct (close), it heightens our ability to still the mind and receive higher communications and impulses. It also increases our ability to perceive beauty, harmony, and balance. (It’s important to align our consciousness with these energies as we move through the week.)

Moon in Aries stirs the pot, dredging up passion, impulses, and the desire for a new quest. The moon opposes the energies of the Sun and Mercury, so the best use of these energies is feeling passionate about the spaciousness of the mind when it is connected to the Divine.

The biggest challenge in the chart lies with the T-square with Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Pluto. It pertains to how we experience and react to our own darkness and the underworld. Pluto reveals the truth about life, and it’s often not pretty. But part of seeing the truth and light involves recognizing the aspects of life (and the planet) that don’t work.

Pluto direct can feel like the river Styx. Fortunately, there is light at the end of the long river. When we see the truth and act properly on it, we become powerful. This is Pluto’s lesson.

A T-square can cause tension and irritability. In this case, Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) square Pluto, creating tension between our desire to create harmony and the aspects of life that appear before us. (Obviously, it happened this week.) Moon square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) arouses rapid, actions and emotions, which can occur with little thought. (Venus and Mars in  trine Pluto, which may help us in finding practical methods of transmuting energies through love and light.)

The challenge involves our encounter with aspects of the personal subconscious and global consciousness. The challenge is to remain aligned with a clear mind while focusing on a positive world view. (Of course, we will feel discordant emotions, but we can try to rise above them.)  It’s important to focus on the beautiful feelings and vision bestowed by Sun and Mercury in Libra. We have to quiet the mind and return to a higher vision, which is a form of cosmic awakening.

Additional Influential Aspects

Venus (feminine, beauty, physical possessions) and Mars (male, action) are placed in Virgo, the sign of order, healing, and physical work. In conjunct (close) position, there is a pleasant coherence between the male/female aspects of the self. This includes work/rest and active/passive phases of life, which can create a lovely balance.

Work and Spirituality

Venus (feminine, beauty) and Mars (assertion, male) square Saturn in Sagittarius (karma, time, devotion and spirituality.) The square creates tension between our desire to work and our devotion to spiritual work. It’s helpful to take breaks for peaceful meditation between efforts with focused work. (It’s important not to compartmentalize, but to find balance while holding the open state of mind conferred by Sun in beautiful Libra.)

Balance and Change

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (sudden change, awakening). Our desire for harmony and clarity (Jupiter) conflicts with Uranus’ energies. Uranus elicits strong reactions, moving energy quickly from high to low (like a roller coaster), brings change, and causes odd events.

With oppositions, we tend to feel both energies in separate intervals. We may want balance, contentment and harmony, which is followed by a desire for sudden change. These energies can feel disruptive, but it is possible to alter the placement of our consciousness into a peaceful place by an act of will. Jupiter also trines (harmonious) Saturn (karma, time), which is helpful in creating a positive blend of the old and new.

Dreams and Illusion

Venus (feminine, beauty) and Mars (male, action) oppose Neptune, the bringer of dreams, illusion, and mysticism. Venus and Mars in Virgo ask us to focus on the tasks at hand and fulfill practical matters. Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces encourages dreams and a mystical state of being. While traveling between these two planetary energies, it’s possible to lose sight of larger dreams and aspirations when focused on practicality and/or confuse reality and illusion. Sun, Moon, and Mercury are sextile Neptune, which brings a more positive energy to the mix; their position can help in finding clarity with this task.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s Work

Sun sits on Libra 13, “Children Blowing Soap Bubbles”. The symbol illustrates the beauty of air, the possibility of floating through life by becoming present and aware in the moment. Libra is an air sign, and it rules thoughts. When the mind is clear, “air” supports us with a lovely motion, carrying our thoughts to the heavens to take on shape and form.

Moon is placed on Aries 13, “A Bomb Which Failed to Explode Is Now Safely Hidden from Discovery.” This symbol has appeared often in the past few months. (It’s interesting to note how a WWII bomb was discovered and defused in Germany during this period.) It could refer to Pluto’s current (direct) position and the need to handle personal issues, which are potentially explosive. The symbol can refer to global issues as well. For the moment, we have time to review, change the past, and create a safer future (without potential harm).

Mercury is on Libra 11, “A Professor Peering over His Glasses at His Students.” Again, it’s a repetitive symbol. The best teachers share information on an intuitive, intellectual, and emotional level. Glasses can refer to not seeing well or seeing details more sharply.

We learn from the nature and the response of the physical world. Clear perception is necessary to read the signs. The symbol also refers to the need for teachers to study and grow on an intellectual and metaphysical level while teaching others.

Venus and Mars on Virgo 20, “A Caravan of Cars Headed for the Promised Lands”. Mars and Venus refer to male and female energy, and they give harmony when placed on the same degree in the same sign. The symbol is apropos for this time of higher vibration and the awakened movement, particularly as we move through life in our cars.

The symbol hints at a new and better way of living and new methods of experiencing life. Likely, it is one of higher consciousness. They work best!

Jupiter sits on Libra 30, “Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head. This is the last degree of Jupiter and marks the end of learning lessons from Libra. The symbol refers to phrenology, the study of the bumps and shapes of the head. It also refers to the interpretation of signs. We know the look of inner beauty when reflected in the face and body. We know the feeling of the flow and how life changes when we step into it. When the wind blows from a different direction, it tells about the weather.

If we pay attention to small signs and physical indications of the spiritual presence in the physical, we can learn about our responses to the inner world. By recognizing and acting on inner impulses, we gain greater access to the spiritual world.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Teacher 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.

 

Intense Full Moon and Partial Eclipse

 

Think of a rocket blasting off—or a full moon raised to the third power. The full moon, which appears on Monday, August 7, is part of the exciting line-up of the Lion’s Gate, lunar/solar eclipse and Mercury/Uranus retrograde. (Mercury moves retrograde on August 12; Uranus moves into retrograde on August 3 with other major planets in retrograde.) It is an exciting, intense period of time.

Let’s skip to the chase. As the energies accelerate, the planetary line-up along with eclipses offer an opportunity for major growth—by moving into the heart and exploring the inner self. Everyone will feel the “shift”, but many astrologers believe a subtle door is opening for heightened perception of light during the solar eclipse. (We’re in the warm-up phase now.). Astrologer, Loren Gorgo, refers to a state of cohesiveness, the ability to shape and pull together aspects of life into physical form through our inner light. In other words, physical reality may reflect our inner, spiritual state more quickly—if we utilize conscious manifestation. (At any rate, it’s an opportunity to shed layers of the past and move into greater understanding of our true identity.)

The Full Moon chart is fairly balanced with a predominance of fire. (Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Uranus are placed in fire signs.) There are many helpful aspects for inner growth, seeing through illusion, and finding more of the inner self. With every chart, there are challenges, but we definitely have the skills to move through them and master the factors at play.

The Full Moon is placed in Aquarius, the sign of the New Age. Aquarius encourages humanitarian efforts, unconditional love, and the power of higher consciousness. The Moon opposes the Sun (life) and Mercury (communications), which are placed in Leo, a passionate, fire sign that bestows warmth, courage, and the power of living through the heart. The opposition hints at the power of combining personal love (Leo) with interpersonal and unconditional love (Aquarius)—a theme, which is repeated throughout the month.

Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn (time, limitation), enhancing our sense of structure, self-discipline, and ability to create positive change in life. Moon (emotions) in Aquarius trines (harmonious) Jupiter, indicating positive, harmonious thoughts can bring good fortune on the path of life. The Moon opposes Mars in Leo (male energy, assertion), bringing a strange mix of emotion and assertion. (If the emotion is not positive, wait and rethink before taking a step forward.)

Mercury (communication, thought) is placed in Virgo, which expands our ability with discernment and clear thought. This placement also helps in communicating ideas and having clarity with self-expression. Mercury opposes Neptune, obscuring our grasp on reality and illusion—and adding a veil of confusion to the forecast. Mercury also trines Pluto, which gives grounding, a practical understanding of resources, and insights into cosmic mysteries.

Venus (feminine, material possessions, love) sits in Cancer, a water sign, which will stir our emotions throughout much of the eclipse season. Venus is emotional, nurturing, and possessive in Cancer, and it squares Jupiter (good fortune, harmony), which brings tension into relationships. Venus opposes Pluto (transformation, underworld), indicating a transition/transformation in our definition and longings for love. Venus also trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can heighten artistic creativity and reveal dreamy possibilities held within the heart.

Mars (action, masculine) is placed in Leo, and it conjuncts (close to) the Sun. which strengthens our desire for action and forward motion in life. Mars trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, lessons, karma), increasing the possibility of applying lessons and structures, mastered in the past, to flow with newly presented opportunities.

Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, an air sign,  and squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), creating tension with ambitions and plans. It’s wise to minimize while walking through eclipse season and/or plan practical details carefully to avoid overwhelm. (It’s also important to take time to review and release old beliefs.)

 

Outer Planets in Retrograde

 

Uranus

Five planets, including Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron, are retrograde. With many outer planets in retrograde, the emphasis is placed on the inner self—as opposed to the outer world. The emphasis lies in discovering aspects of our inner identity and perceiving insights in the realms of lessons/time (Saturn), quantum change (Uranus), mystical dreams (Neptune), transformation (Pluto), and healing (Chiron).

Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius trines Uranus (quantum field) in Leo, offering the opportunity to move through the past and create entirely, new (spiritually based) experiences. Saturn squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), meaning our past experiences can be applied to cut through patterns based on illusion and self-deception. Saturn and Uranus (quantum field) trine the North Node in Leo, heightening our desire to move into spiritual aspirations and inner growth.

Uranus, retrograde in Aries, can bring sudden erratic change, or it can transport our consciousness to the quantum field, a place of love, grace, and miracles. It is the planet that rules Aquarius, the benefactor of this Age. Its sudden, erratic motion tends to relate to our fears. When we can move through the fear into a state of love, we experience the benevolent grace of the quantum field.

NOTE: This is a wonderful to focus on how it feels when connected with the inner self–and how life would alter with a deeper connection. Isn’t this what we truly want?

 

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.

 

 

Planetary Change: Full Thunder Moon

 

The Thunder Moon appears on Sunday, July 9, and its name reflects the heat of the season, which brings thunder, lightning, and storms. It’s an appropriate name for this moon chart, which is weighted in fire (passion) and water (emotion.) The energies can create steam (fire/water and heat/emotion) or can be used to forge instruments such as a sword, which cut through blocks and obstacles.

The planets emphasize the use of emotions for dreaming and weaving a new way of life. (Many of us feel the quickening of the New Age, but we must put it into form by feeling and dreaming on an intuitive level.) We are creating a new world by moving into the sphere of feeling/intuiting while releasing illusion about the life that we had before “time” changed.

Sun (life) and Mars (action) in Cancer encourages flowing emotion that originates in the heart, and Moon in Capricorn gives the practical power to bring dreams into physical form. This moon phase focuses on planning and gathering strength, which occurs through “right” action, originating within the inner self. (The full moon adds light to the darkness, which can bring illumination and understanding.)

Mercury (communications) sits in Leo, a fire sign, which loves drama and the center stage. Mercury in Leo is also brave and courageous, making it a wonderful time to express our inner truth and/or speak from the heart. In this placement, it quickens communications and heightens passion.

Lovely Venus (love, beauty, feminine) is placed in Gemini, an air sign. It highlights thoughts and feelings about love, beauty, and possessions. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, bringing clarity of thought about objects of our passion. (Venus in Gemini can bring too much talk, short travels, or lack of focus. It can also give positive communication, activities, and intellectual focus.)

Venus

Mars (action, masculine) sits n Cancer, a water sign. Mars in Cancer can flow into dreams; it can also become emotional and way-laid by old emotional patterns such as manipulation or martyrdom. On the most basic level, Mars in Cancer offers the opportunity to flow through patterns and find renewal through responses rather than reaction.

Jupiter in Libra continues to bring balance and beauty to a challenging chart. It finds good fortune through clarity and harmonious thoughts. It focuses on beauty through its harmonious trine with Venus, and its square (tension) with Mars, indicates a preference for higher thought—as opposed to emotional reactions.

Saturn (time, past, karma) remains in Sagittarius, providing a continued focus on spiritual practices and dedication. Saturn squares (tension) Neptune (illusion, idealism), indicating the importance of surrendering the idealism and illusion of the past when weaving a new dreamscape for life in the bold New Age. A trine between Saturn and Uranus encourages the emergence a new world, based on blending the mistakes the old and the perception of the new ages.

Sun and Mars in Cancer trine (harmonious) Neptune in Scorpio. The combination of Sun (life) and Mars (action) trine Neptune can lead to beautiful dreams for the manifestation of a new life. Three planets in water can move our emotions in a lovely, tranquil way—and Neptune retrograde awakens our psychic abilities.

Sun and Mars are opposite Pluto (underworld, transformation), which brings the darkness in our personal lives to the surface. Fortunately, we are developing powerful tools such as universal love, meditation, and knowledge of the inner self—which bring substantial light along with the added gifts of imagination and intuition.

 

 

 

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.

Full Strawberry Moon, Jupiter Direct

The strawberry full moon appears on the morning of Friday, June 9. It is the smallest, most distant moon of the year. As a result, we’ll experience less of the “moon” surge, experienced around the full and new moon. (The term, strawberry, refers to the ripening of fruit, a sweet, fertile time of the year.)
The Full Moon increases the flow of energy throughout the elements. It often brings answers and aspects of life such as dreams to fruition. On an earth level, seeds often germinate on the full moon.
The chart is weighted with fire. Many planets in fire can awaken creativity, passion, and spiritual desires; it may also cause short tempers and overreaction. There are many beneficial energies in the chart such as Venus (love) properly placed in Taurus and Jupiter, planet of good fortune, moving direct. (Of course, there are also challenges, a constant in the New Age.)
Sun (outer life) sits in Gemini, the air sign of the twins, and Moon (inner self, emotions) is in Sagittarius, a fire sign, depicted by the archer. Air and fire rule thought and passion, so it’s a wonderful time to focus on directives, originating within the inner self, and flowing into the realization of dreams.
Sun trines Jupiter (good fortune), adding to the motion of good luck. The Sun also sits opposite Saturn (time, karma), which means feeling our karma and the passage of time. Sun squares (tension) Neptune, illuminating the need to see through illusion–and push through into a new, more realistic future. (We may feel alternately light/heavy and happy/sad with the Jupiter/Saturn influence.)
The Moon conjuncts (close to) Saturn, meaning we could experience “emotional” karma and heaviness about life. Fortunately, we always have a choice with placement of emotions and can choose a strong reaction or a calm, aligned response. Moon also squares Neptune, increasing the possibility of seeing through emotional illusion. On the bright side, Moon trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which is beneficial as it can bring brilliant thoughts and feelings to create higher vibrations and connection.
Mercury (mind, communications) sits in Gemini, an air sign. It trines Jupiter, conferring rapid comprehension of ideas, enhancing creativity, and spontaneity. It’s definitely an aspect that features “happy” thoughts, and the process can lead to good luck (Jupiter direct.)
Along the same positive lines, Venus (love, beauty, material possessions) is placed in Taurus, an earth sign that amplifies the more beautiful qualities of the planet. Additionally, Venus sextiles Mars (male energy), making a good balance between male and female energies. The planet also trines Saturn (time, structure, karma), conveying good judgement and structure.
Mars (male energy) is a bit difficult as it is placed in Cancer, a water sign. Mars in Cancer tends to act out emotionally with exaggerated irritation over small matters. It squares (tension) Jupiter and opposes Saturn. It’s far from perfect, but there are many other aspects in the chart to balance it. (Watch emotions and give the benefit of the doubt to the other person.)
Jupiter in Libra is wonderfully direct, which should help with the motion of projects. It also gives a beneficial feeling about the flow of life, which is much needed. We’ll feel more optimism in the days to come.  Saturn trines Uranus, giving the ability to mix the old and new together in a new design. Saturn and Uranus both trine (harmonious) the North Node in Leo. Together, these aspects give a powerful thrust for moving in the direction of the aspirations of our soul.

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 Forecast: A New Landscape

 

The Full Moon rises in the late afternoon on May 10. It’s an exciting and intense chart, bringing a different landscape to life. Sun is in Taurus, the earth sign, which brings beauty to form. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and it is part of the spring awakening, the appearance of flowers and the soft, golden sun. The Moon sits in Scorpio, a water sign ruling transmutation and psychic gifts. Together, earth and water give life; they germinate seeds, shaping possibility into new form.

 All full moon charts bestow high energy, but they can also bestow fruition of dreams and projects. This chart is particularly fertile on the gardening/earthly level, which can apply in others ways, too. For example, the same force, which makes seeds burst into life, can increase the efficacy of creative visualization and manifestation. 

Many planets in this chart form trines, harmonious aspects that give ease and flow to life. For example, Sun trines Pluto, Moon trines Neptune, and Mercury trines Saturn. These aspects are beneficial and soften the overall, energetic tone—if we slow our pace and take time to align with the flow of life. (See aspects in the mid-part of the blog.)

One of the major changes includes the movement of the moon’s nodes from Virgo/Pisces to Leo/Aquarius. The north node is an indicator of the higher aspirations of mankind. The new position in Leo speaks of living from the heart courage, and taking one’s place on center stage. The south node refers to tendencies, which require work and effort. When the south node is in Aquarius, it asks for reflection on group efforts, light workers, and the substance of the New Age. (Two planets trine north node, which makes a lovely beginning.)

Many planets remain in fire, and it’s a bit like putting high octane gas and expensive plugs in a Honda Accord. The engine runs too fast and doesn’t run well. In a similar way, the mind can fire many thoughts and move in many directions, but meditation and quiet contemplation will lend better insights in the true direction of life.

Mercury (communications, mind, thought) is placed in Aries, and it’s wonderfully direct. Delays and frustrations should evaporate in the coming weeks. Mercury remains conjunct Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). The conjunction can bring scattered thoughts without focus, or it can give connection with the quantum field—inspiring gestalt thoughts, which can bring huge solutions and answers.

Venus (beauty, love) is pleasantly placed in Aries and conjuncts Chiron, the wounded healer. When we move into a space of love (divine), we can heal old wounds from the past—and experience love in a new way. It’s a lovely opportunity for inner healing. (In many ways, Venus affects our emotions about love and life. Directing emotion to a higher level is a tool to bring about greater healing in life.)

Mars (assertion, action, male energy) remains in Gemini, an air sign, which tends to amplify thoughts on many levels. Our thoughts travel more easily to others, and it’s easy to become distracted. (Mars prefers to act – not think—and it’s not happy with the mental process.) Mars squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which means our thoughts are not always clear or aligned with truth.

Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) sits in Libra, and squares Pluto (regeneration, underworld.) The placement indicates the need to examine aspects of life and find the “truth” before moving into greater abundance and potential.

Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) in Sagittarius aligns with Galactic Center. While Saturn prefers structure, it can also dissolve structure, which is occurring with its current placement. (It’s a bit like moving into a dark star, then disintegrating and taking a new form.) It’s seems wise to create a new story about the formation of our lives, the future, and the possibilities to come. (In other words, Saturn builds its new structure on the basis of our thoughts, hopes, and aspirations.)

Aspects

Think of the planets at a large dance. The aspects tell about the costumes and masks, which are worn by the players (planets)—and how they will interact. (There are 11 trines in this chart, which is quite a treat! Trines bring beneficial and harmonious energies.)

Sun (outer life) trines Pluto, giving an abundance of energy and resources to move forward in life. Moon (emotions, inner self) sextiles Pluto. It’s not as harmonious as trine with Sun, but it provides resources for dealing with deep emotions. Moon also trines Neptune, (illusion, mysticism) which can accentuate the beauty of life and soothe the emotional body.

Mercury (communication) trines Saturn (structure) a harmonious aspect that aids with organization and putting ideas into form. (It also helps with practical communication.) Mercury conjuncts Uranus (sudden change), which can bring a bit of mental instability—or too many thoughts. Mars (action, male) trines (harmonious) Jupiter, and this placement can bring an abundance of resources and opportunities.

Saturn (karma, structure) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) and hints at the possibility of positive outcomes related to inner connection, meditation, and personal organization.

Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, which adds a heavy undertone to the overall pleasantness of the chart. Delving into the darkness, finding the truth and relishing it as “light”, and recreating the self are challenges of the New Age.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is placed on Taurus 21, A Moving Finger Points to Significant Passages in a Book. Passages in a book can refer to illumination, guidance, or direction. We may skim over significant points in a manuscript or take it to heart and use the information in life. (There are many sources of information in life, which can provide guidance—if we open to it.)

Moon sits on Scorpio 21, Obeying their Conscience, A Soldier Resists Orders. The soldier can refer to our membership in society, personal life, or the general trend of our physical life, but it does reflect the need to listen to the inner self—and make decisions, which do not gain approval from the group at large.

Mercury is on Aries 27, Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity Is Regained. A Course in Miracles and other metaphysical texts suggest the possibility of recovering what is lost through the use of the mind.  If we imagine a state of abundance, the universe will deliver it. (The premise is based on the nature of energy. Energy can only be re-arranged.)

Venus sits on Aries 8, The Streamers on a Woman’s Hat Are Blown by the Wind. This symbol refers to the instability of emotions and thought, which alter with the motion of the wind, It’s easy to lose our train of thought with the world moving into the New Age. Nevertheless, the symbol advises stabilizing thought and emotions by concentrating on the inner self.

Mars sits on Gemini 14, Two People at Widely Different Points Are in Conversation with Each Other by Means of Telepathy. Mars is overall energy, and it speaks of conversations, based on telepathy and internal communication. It can refer to intuiting information about mass consciousness as well as love, which connects people through great distances.

Jupiter retrograde is placed on Libra 16, Circular Paths. We walk on circular paths in life by walking through the same patterns and life circumstances—or by changing ourselves and walking through a “higher” spiral.

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.

Full “Pink” Moon Forecast

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appeared on April 11. The term “pink moon” refers to celebrating the color of flowers and the emergence of spring. The chart brings both harmonious and challenging aspects; it brings potential for growth with personal aspirations and inner growth. Additionally there is time for contemplation with five planets in retrograde

The Sun (outer life) is placed in Aries, a fire sign representing individual initiative, new beginnings, and a passionate quest. It conjuncts (close to) Uranus, the planet ruling the Age of Aquarius, group endeavors, and collective consciousness. The conjunction raises questions concerning the relationship of an individual within collective consciousness.  (How do we retain our individual soul values when acting within group consciousness?)

The lovely Moon sits in Libra, an air sign ruling balance with relationships and others. The underlying quest involves alignment with the inner self while speaking from the heart—and listening to the other person. (It’s not easy!) The Moon conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating the importance of communication, beauty, and harmony. Air symbolizes thought, and the mind can act as a positive vector, particularly when aligned with intuition.

A T-square brings intense pressure and energy. Moon and Jupiter in Libra and Sun/Uranus square Pluto (underworld, subconscious), creating tension. The T-square brings the substance of the subconscious (personal and global) to the surface. Uranus can act as the quantum field and/or simply bring sudden, unexpected change.

Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, an earth sign. This placement enhances the beauty of nature. It is grounding and loves the practical parts of life. Mercury trine Saturn (limitation, structure, karma) indicates answers through love of spiritual and physical schedules, structure through physical and spiritual discipline, and enjoying the vast beauty of life. (Mercury is about thought, and retrograde planets tend to focus on positively changing our thoughts and emotions.)

Venus (beauty, love, pleasure) remains retrograde in Pisces until Saturday, April 15. Venus retrograde tends to demonstrate how we need and want more love in life. Normally, we may think it doesn’t matter, but retrograde Venus brings emotions and feelings to the surface. Since Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, it is possible to alter our emotions and seek a better vision of love.

Venus squares Saturn through April 21, and this position can cause tension, particularly with the dichotomy of a desire for a love and the outcome of personal experience. Fortunately, it’s possible to heal and create another outcome by noting our experiences—and expanding into new and better possibilities.

Mars (male, assertive) sits in Taurus, the sign of its detriment. Taurus is a feminine earth sign ruled by Venus. Mars loves action, but now it’s earthbound. New projects tend to move slowly and ineffectively with Mars in Taurus, but the placement does give strength and persistence. It also increases our interest in nature, physical strength, and ability to perceive the wonders of the natural world—and create financial abundance.

Mars trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which can increase personal power and passion for a specific desire, goal, or plan. It can intensify the need to delve into mysticism—or simply increase the taste for mystery. It’s a wonderful burst of strong, strange energy.

Saturn (time, karma, structure) actually gives a bit of balance and strength to the chart. Saturn in Sagittarius moves harmoniously with Uranus’ constant activity and revolutionary nature. It gives information provided by time and integrates Uranus’ wild ideas into an useful plan.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Chiron (wounded healer) remain in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces can bring confusion about emotions and ideals, but it also engages the imagination. Chiron in Pisces aids in healing the wounds of the Piscean Age.

Tips:

  1. Mercury is retrograde, which slows communications. It’s not the right time to begin a new project or move in a different direction. It’s best to relax, rest, and remain patient with delays.
  2. There is a tremendous amount of energy, formed by the T-square and retrograde planets. Focus on peaceful, loving, and positive thoughts.
  3. The energies from the Full Moon chart can help with understanding group energy, self-expression in relationships, and perceiving how individuals work within the group.
  4. Mercury and Mars in Taurus slow the general motion of energy. Plan to take walks and enjoy the beauty of spring.
  5. Many of these shifts in energy involve collective energy. Remember that every individual thought/emotion counts in the “field.”

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

The Sun is placed on Aries 22, “The Gate Opens to the Garden of All Fulfilled Desires.” The universe is providing beautiful places, gardens, and opportunities, but it’s necessary to open the gate and take decisive action. It’s a lovely symbol!

Moon sits on Libra 22, “A Child Giving Birds A Drink At A Fountain.” The symbol combines the images of a child, birds, which represent air, and water (the fountain). A child has a pure heart and innocence. They also the inherent beauty and “invisible” energy of the moment. Birds often represent spirituality, and the fountain represents emotion. When our heart is pure, the universe speaks to us through nature — and invisible messages.

Mercury retrogrades at Taurus 5, “A Youthful Widow Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive Eternal Life.” Opening the heart to love and life means releasing grief and disappointment. It also involves opening to hope and grace.

Venus is on Pisces 28, “A Fertile Garden Under the Full Moon.” In many ways, this symbol is perfect, reflecting the fertility and power of the spring moon. Nature spirits are strong, and the earth is awakening. The life force of the planet rises.

Mars is on Taurus 23, “A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels.”  The symbol refers to abundance of all good things including material goods, riches, jewelry, talent, and more. It speaks of self-worth, joy, and things that shine.

 

 

 

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.

 

Full Moon Forecast: Reflection and Action

 

The full moon appears on Sunday, March 12 with Sun in Pisces (water) and Moon in Virgo (earth); Sun (life) in Pisces prefers a mystical, vague, loving outlook on life, and Moon (emotions) in Virgo loves precision, perfectionism, and detailed vision in the everyday world. The Moon and North Node (spiritual aspiration) are placed in Virgo, which involves focus on practicality and a strong interest in daily life. Moon trines Pluto (underworld, transmutation), adding power to lift ourselves to a higher level.

With four planets in water and three in fire, this chart can bring steamy, hot energy that clouds our vision, or water and fire can combine to create new earth – like lava flowing up from the ocean floor to condense as islands in a tranquil sea. There’s emphasis on taking action, reflecting on life by deciding to release old patterns and thoughts, which equate to our limiting beliefs, and working with schedules and routines.

Mercury (communication) sits in Pisces, and it conjuncts the Sun, enhancing the mystical beauty in life. It is also emotional in this sign, meaning it’s easy to communicate our feelings when we are tapped into the inner self. (Water imbues strong emotions.) Again, it’s important to observe how we communicate the substance of our lives to others—and to take a look at how we represent our experience to others.

Venus (beauty, love, physical life) is retrograde in Aries. When Venus moves retrograde, relationships can seem more difficult, and communications may go awry. Venus in Aries is direct, quick, and impulsive with a love for action. In the retrograde position, it’s wise to wait before acting, particularly with Venus and Jupiter in opposition. (Both planets rule pleasure and beauty in life. When they are not in harmony, it’s best to reflect before taking action.)

Mars (male, assertion) is placed in Taurus, a lovely, earth sign, which gives balance to the chart. It can bring determination and strengthen the will. The placement slows life down a bit, but it also gives patience, stability, and an opportunity to savor the natural beauty in life. There is a lovely trine with North Node in Virgo that can aid with maintaining physical order and details of both work and home.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) sits retrograde in Libra, and it asks for reflection and gratitude for the “good” in life. All retrogrades involve reflection and review on the substance of our lives—and, with Jupiter, inner growth comes from “seeing” and acknowledging the good. Jupiter retrograde in Libra also teaches about service and the importance of aiding others.

Jupiter is opposite Uranus in Aries, which rules sudden changes and new beginnings through spiritual impulses. The desire for harmony and beauty can alternate with the need for big changes and new beginnings. Observe both feelings and make the best choice.

Saturn (time, karma, limitation) is in Sagittarius, providing a focus on the importance of spiritual devotion and discipline. Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Saturn, providing tension in life, emotion, and communications. It’s not unusual to feel tension in these challenging, changing times, and, often, the lesson is as simple as listening to the inner self—and acting on the information.

Uranus (awakening, sudden change) continues to square Pluto as part of the changing times. Venus and Jupiter also square Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), indicating the need to look beyond the pleasure in the moment—and to use the will to create a new life.

Overall, the chart indicates the need to move through old habits and familiar ways of life—to embrace the new and take a step forward. There’s also an emphasis on reviewing life while moving into the mysticism of love. By taking these steps, we embrace the inner self and step out of the tension of a newly, forming world.

Sabian Symbols, based on the writings of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Pisces 23, “A Materializing Medium Giving a Séance.”  Mediums can heard the unseen and unheard world. They pull in messages from the vibrational field. Materialization refers to the ability to pull energy from the invisible world into tangible form. (On a higher level, we can do this with messages and direction from the inner self—particularly when we take action and apply by taking action and applying reflective thought. By seeing and feeling “things” with the mind, we can pull them into physical form.)

Moon sits on Virgo 23, “A Lion-Tamer Rushes Fearlessly into the Circus Arena.” A lion-tamer controls and wills the action of a wild animal or beast. It takes courage and concentration for the lion and trainer to act in unison. It requires both action and strength of will.

Mercury is placed at Pisces 28, “A Fertile Garden under the Full Moon.” This is a beautiful symbol, indicating growth, fertility, and abundance. Mercury rules the mind, so it suggests that we can benefit from positive, happy thoughts as well as reflection on a prosperous, harmonious future.

Venus is retrograde on Aries 12, “A Flock of Wild Geese.” Think of a flock of wild geese, making beautiful shapes with their flight patterns. It is reminder of the power of the collective, of moving through the air by focusing on a singular destination.

Mars sits on Taurus 2, “An Electrical Storm Illuminates the Heavens and Forests.” Think of lightning and thunder, the change of temperature, and the sudden illumination of the world. It can refer to flashes of insight and leaps in consciousness or the simple change in atmosphere, which accompanies a storm.

 

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.