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New Moon Forecast: Transformation

 

The New Moon appears on Saturday, November 18, and we’ll feel its effect for the next 10-14 days. The New Moon creates a void, a useful time for releasing, resting, and revitalizing our plans. The focus of the New Moon chart is transformation, healing, and opening to higher forms of love. Many healing aspects are mixed amidst the challenges.

The Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner life, emotions) are poised together in Scorpio on the same degree—with Venus (love, material goods, feminine) and Jupiter (good fortune) also placed in Scorpio. Birth, death, sex, and transformation—along with intense, psychic energy—are represented by this sign.

Essentially, Scorpio symbolizes the dark void, which we travel through when creating change. (The feeling of the void is increased by the New Moon.) No one likes the void because we don’t know the outcome. But light always guides us to a higher, better place–if we persevere.

Venus (love, feminine) and Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) are conjunct (close) in this chart. When love and expansion come together, it’s helpful and tends to bring beauty, hope, and opportunity into our lives. Venus and Jupiter trine (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can lead us into a greater “feeling” of love. (Neptune rules water or emotion, and this aspect is harmonious. The highest expression of emotion is universal love.)

Mercury sits in Sagittarius, a fire sign, encouraging optimism, rapid thought, and interest in spirituality. Mercury conjuncts Saturn (time, karma), aiding with devotion and self-discipline. Mercury trines Uranus (awakening), which expands our ability to transcend the lower mind and to receive information from the higher, universal mind. The planet also squares (tension) Neptune, and this can cause confusion when looking at life (personal and global). Mercury square Neptune makes it difficult to separate truth and illusion. (Think of fake news, etc.)

Mars remains in Libra, which is not a wonderful placement. Mars rules action, warriors, and male energy, but Libra likes to deliberate and slowly weigh the matters of life. Currently, Mars opposes (2 opposite energies) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), and it can cause a feeling of pressure.

Everyone experiences anger about the state of world and/or their personal life. It happens, and we’re in the process of clearing it. Mars opposite Uranus can churn up anger, but it’s important to express through higher channels such as boundaries, acknowledging other people’s feelings, and speaking from the heart. (We could realize much misunderstanding occurs in relationships because of soul contracts.)

Mars squares (tension) Pluto, and it’s the same lesson on another level. Pluto (transformation, subconscious) has a way of releasing illusions about life and teaching us about how the universe would like us to align with Divine Will. (We can release anger by sending it up to the light, move into action on a new project, or transform it by changing our selves.)

Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) remain trine, helping us to integrate the old world and the new one. It simply makes acceptance of the changes in the world a bit easier—along with giving innovative ideas that can blend with structures from the past.

Sun and Moon (life and inner self) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. This aspect can align us with inner healing in a gentle way. Mercury (communication) and Saturn (time, karma) square Chiron, so it may take thought and time to incorporate the information received during the New Moon period.

Notes:

  1. The opportunity for transformation and healing comes with this chart. It’s important to decide where we want healing and change. Make decisions, plans, and listen by listening to your inner self.
  2. Neptune (illusion, mysticism) can awaken the dreams of our soul, particularly through day dreaming and meditation, It can reawaken our inner longings. Venus (love) and Jupiter (expansion) trine Neptune, which can align us with personal and universal love.
  3. In this chart, Mercury (mind, communications) is most useful on an intuitive level. Sometimes, the best answers come through meditation.
  4. Aspects between Mars, Uranus, and Pluto ask for release of frustration and anger to a higher source, the Universe. True transformation comes from exploring our hidden thoughts, emotions, and beliefs–and shining light on them.
  5. Sun and Moon trine Chiron. We will likely receive glimpses and hints of self-healing, which always involve self-love.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Last Quarter Moon: Continued Evolution

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Amidst the rain and falling leaves, the moon wanes into its last quarter. Traditionally, the last quarter marks the time of releasing aspects of physicality (cleaning closets, weeding the garden, or giving up bad habits.) It’s also a time of surrender—of letting go of patterns, judgments, and beliefs, blocking the next level of spiritual growth.  Essentially, it’s a preparation for the new moon cycle, which marks beginnings.

Like many New Age charts, this one offers odd placements for mitigating karma and finding the voice of the inner self. It’s a way of turning darkness (karma) into light (the soul). There is an emphasis on flowing emotion, which can give brilliant thoughts and practical insights. (If we stay calm, we may literally “feel” our way into a greater light.)  We may also move into the mystical side of life through dreams and subtle realizations.

Sun (life), Venus (love), and Jupiter (good fortune) are in Scorpio, a water sign, and they align beautifully with Neptune, the ruler of the sea. The sea of emotion can batter or lift life. On the highest level, water represents unconditional love and acts as a balancing agent with thoughts and sensory information.

Moon (emotions) sits in Leo (on Friday), a fire sign, and it trines Mercury (thought), Jupiter (good fortune), and Uranus (the quantum field.) In other words, our emotions will harmoniously aid with thought, moving forward in life, and increase awakening. Mercury (thought, communication) is in Sagittarius; it squares Neptune, which means the rational mind may question the subtle, spiritual messages.

Venus (love) in Scorpio opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change). In this case, Venus longs to hold on to her old ideals, familiar passions, and interpretation of life, and Uranus (always) wants change. Oppositions are not comfortable because we move back and forth between two principles, but it’s important to wait and review our desires until the aspect changes. (Otherwise, it can bring erratic changes.)

Sun (life), Venus (love), and Jupiter (good fortune) make lovely trines to Neptune, which can create beautiful dreams of life. It can act as a inspirational, creative energy–if we apply the energy. Otherwise, we may become lost in the dream like Odysseus and the sirens. Overall, these aspects are lovely and serve to lift our spirits on an emotional level while enhancing intuitive abilities.

Mars (action, male energy) in Libra and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) square Pluto, the god of the underworld. Mars in Libra has difficulty weighing information while making decisions, and Uranus wants immediate action. (It can feel difficult to make the right decision and/or take the right action.) Both planets form squares with Pluto, which brings darkness to the surface. With these aspects, it’s important to think before acting or speaking–and to consider the outcome with a calm point of view.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

Jupiter in Scorpio: The Big Reveal

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Jupiter moved into Scorpio on October 10. As the largest planet in galaxy, we feel the pull of the Jupiter’s power as the opportunity to enlarge, improve and benefit in life. As the largest planet in the galaxy, we’ll feel its pull and power to enlarge, improve and benefit through the specific sign of its placement. Scorpio rules birth, sex, death—or states of transformation.

Scorpio is an intense water sign, mysterious and resourceful. Its strength is willpower and decisiveness, but it doesn’t mind walking on the dark side of life. Scorpio tends to have laser-like vision and sees objects in the dark or on the earth that others miss. In this way, it often reveals truths that otherwise would be hidden.

Jupiter in Scorpio will reveal truths hidden the in subconscious, shadowy aspects of life, and secrets in outer world. Scorpio also rules birth, sex, and death, and regeneration.(The Weinstein sex scandal is a perfect example. It appeared in the news as Jupiter moved into Scorpio, and it involves sex, money, and power. )  Jupiter tends to bring blessings, and the combination of Jupiter and Scorpio lifted a dark event into the light for clearing and change.

The sign of Scorpio is represented by the scorpion, eagle, and phoenix. The three creatures symbolize the progression of Scorpio through the scorpion that lives close to the earth and stings (hurts) anything that threatens. The eagle soars above the earth as a powerful predator; it has powerful vision but remains a hunter. Burned to ashes through emotional intensity, the phoenix rises through the ashes, achieving regeneration through spiritual fire.

Influences and Benefits:

  • Scorpio’s decisive ability comes from its power to sense and recognize truth on an intuitive level. Jupiter will expand its power to convey courage and strength. Courage and decisiveness are necessary to move through fear and obstacles on the quest of the soul. (The past two years in Libra focused on seeing both sides of the picture and weighing them carefully.)
  • Scorpio rules the void, the “between” states of birth, sex, and death. It can heighten our ability to move into shamanic or enlightened states where the spiritual world dictates the motion of mind, spirit, and body—and reveals the path of the soul. (Hopefully, we’ll return to a more natural, wholesome view of sex. Understand that the “dead” are with us—simply in another world.)
  • Spiritual knowledge is heightened by asking questions and solving mysteries. Think of the Zen koan, which asks, “What was your face before you were born?” Scorpio is masterful at solving mysteries associated with the occult, and Jupiter will help us with our journey.
  • As part of the Plutonian influence, Jupiter in Scorpio reveals what’s hidden–or we don’t want to see. (I’m not entirely sure if this is good or bad.) At any rate, we have to know the truth to develop spiritually. The big idea behind it lies in developing our ability to see the ugliness and difficulty in life while remaining true to the light. If we remain true to the light and our inner vision, we will go through a transformation, which alters our material reality as well as the self.
  • Transformation comes from Scorpio’s ruling planet, Pluto, which rules the underworld. In most mythical systems, it’s necessary to visit the underground to achieve hero status and/or the power to wield extraordinary powers. We’ll travel there during Jupiter’s 13 month sojourn.

It’s a challenging but enlightening combination of energies with Jupiter in Scorpio. Our emotions become stronger, and our passions will become more intense with a need to moderate. But Scorpio can be courageous. It gives resources to delve into the dark and resolve issues on many levels including transforming blocks to material wealth, moving through past obstacles, and understanding what is hidden within us along with the power to change it.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Fiery New Moon

 

The New Moon appears at 5:45 am ET on Sunday, July 23. Turn on the air conditioning–this new moon chart is hot!  With seven planets placed in fire signs, it’s a summer heat wave that precedes the upcoming Lion’s Gate and the Lunar/Solar Eclipses.

Typically, the New Moon brings a still point—a pause before a new cycle of life begins. With Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, communications), and Mars (action, masculine) placed in Leo, we’ll definitely feel inspiration and/or emotion. (The challenge lies in directing and containing the flames.)

Fire at its best brings heightened passion, spiritual longings, purification and a desire to tread the path of the heart. It’s also creative and loves to mingle with universal currents by transforming intuitive leads into spiritual desires and pursuits. The “lower” side of fire includes strong emotional reactions, selfishness, and a need for drama. (Astrology reflects the dual nature of the planet; we choose the cause/effect through placement of consciousness.)

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars all sit in Leo, a fire sign represented by the lion. Leo rules the heart, and it is generous and courageous. The fiery energy is heightened by the conjunction between Sun, Moon, and Mars—in addition to a fiery Grand Trine. (Mars also squares Uranus, heightening frustrations and emotions.) North Node (spiritual direction for the planet) is also placed in Leo, suggesting the importance of honing our thoughts and emotions to grow in a spiritual direction. By attuning to the heart, it’s possible to hear and feel the vibration.

A Grand Trine bestows lovely creativity and heightened ability to manifest with Mercury (thought, communication) in Leo, Saturn (karma, time) in Sagittarius, and Uranus in Aries (sudden change, quantum field.) It’s a wonderful time to manifest more awakening and magic along with a happier, more peaceful life. (Grand Trines are powerful, so make a wish!)

Mercury (thought, communications) sits in Leo, conveying creative images and thoughts—and making it easier to connect visualizations with the heart. Mercury trines Saturn (karma, time), giving a harmonious ability to align new ideas with lessons learned in the past. It also trines Uranus, heightening our ability to create and communicate in an original and innovative way.

Venus (feminine, beauty, possessions) is placed in Gemini, the dual air sign of the twins. Venus Is light, talkative, and gregarious in this position—and air (clear thought) is valuable because it expands clear thinking about issues surrounding love and partnerships. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, indicating that the flow of loving, positive thoughts heighten good fortune. Venus also opposes (opposite) Saturn (time, karma), which can bring feelings of insecurity and personal doubt. (They are only temporary and will pass in time.)

Venus (love, relationships) and Saturn (time, karma) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism), adding a veil of confusion to the mix. It may be difficult to see through illusion when focusing on love and/or decisions that involve a passage of time.

Mars (assertion, masculine) in Leo causes major difficulty in the chart, transforming errant emotions into frustrations and anger through its square (tension) with Uranus (quantum field, sudden change.) Mars can act as a warrior, and part of the challenge of Mars lies in using discipline to pause and respond—rather than floundering into reaction. Additionally, Mars trines Chiron (the wounded healer), hinting that this attitude can bring profound healing.

Jupiter remains in Libra with a focus on balance, beauty, and light. It also squares Pluto (the underworld, transformation), which increases the outer world’s desire for success, wealth, and attainments in the physical world.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) remains in Aries throughout 2017. Fortunately, it no longer squares Pluto, but it does form aspects with Sun/Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn. Five aspects with Uranus provide an electrical connection. (Uranus is a bit like a roller coaster; it can pull our energy up or down. Its direction responds to our placement of consciousness.)

The energies with Pluto are relatively clear, and we won’t miss Pluto’s dark current of the subconscious and flow of transformation for a few days. Aspects with Chiron are powerful and positive with a trine featuring. Sun, Moon, and Mercury, heightening the possibility of using fire (spiritual passion) to cleanse and mitigate our inner wounds. It’s an excellent time to seek a healer and/or guide—and seize the moment to move into the next level of spiritual life.

Tips:

  • Focus on the positive attributes provided by Leo, which includes generosity, positive drama (playing, attending social activities, and parties), and live from the heart. Use excess energy to write, paint, and create. Burn off the intensity through physical exercise and work.
  • Apply the energies of the Grand Trine to manifest wisely and wonderfully. (Mercury, thought + Saturn, time/karma + Uranus, innovation/Quantum Field. See as heart thoughts coupled with insights from the past/karma can lead to realizations, which are activated by the Quantum Field.
  • Venus (love, personal possessions) trines Jupiter (good fortune). Use clarity of mind to pull in pleasing moments and opportunities—and a positive focus around relationships.
  • Think before you speak and/or act. Mars (assertion, male) conjuncts Uranus (rapid change/quantum field.), which can bring volatile reactions.
  • It’s a hot chart with many planets placed in fire. Make meditation a priority and visualize a peaceful flow of events.

 

Sabian Symbols

This reading of the symbols is based on Lynda Hill’s work. The symbols act as a guide, providing additional information about the placement and energy of planets. (I enjoy the additional perception offered by the symbols as they reveal a great deal about the underlying theme of the chart.)

Sun and Moon are on Leo 1, and the Sabian Symbol is perfect for the astrological chart, “Under Emotional Stress, Blood Rushes to a Man’s Head.” Emotions and ambitions cause reactions, but decisions are best made from a place of peace and calm. Meditate before taking action.

Mercury at Leo 27 sits on “Daybreak—the Luminescence of Dawn in the Eastern Sky.” Daybreak represents renewal of life, the appearance of the sun on the horizon and light-giving light. By moving into the higher consciousness, represented by light, we can find illumination in the agitated mind, presented by the degree of sun and moon.

Venus is on Gemini 21, “A Tumultuous Labor Demonstration.” A demonstration involves voicing perceptions of unhappiness, unfairness, and a lack of balance. It can represent overreaction or a desire for peace and democracy. (Venus sits on this degree, so it is likely to pertain to feelings about relationships)

Mars sits on Leo 2, “An Epidemic of Mumps” can represent contagion—a thought, principle, or physical illness that spreads through groups of people. It can also relate to fear and angry emotions. With Mars on this degree, it may refer to the high anger/fear level of mass consciousness.

Jupiter is placed on Libra 16, “After the Storms of Winter, A Boat Landing Stands in Need of Reconstruction.” A storm blasts through a psychological or physical structure, leaving ruin in its wake. (Many of us have passed through this alteration in the past few years.) Now, recovery, rebuilding, and healing can take place.

Saturn is on Sagittarius 23, “A Group of Immigrants Fulfilling the Requirements for Entering a New Country.” If we view the “new” country as the next level of the New Age, the symbol offers a revelation. It’s time for those, who have meditated and focused on love, to enter life at a new level of awareness.

Uranus sits on Aries 29, “The Music of the Spheres.”  This symbolic represents the melodious interaction of the spiritual world in the physical world—if we perceive it. The seven days of the week coincide with the seven chakras and colors of light, the twelve hours of the day align with the numerical process of completion, etc.

 

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.