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Planetary Change, New Moon Forecast



The New Moon appears on October 30, and it brings a great deal of mystical energy. It is an intense lunation with Sun, Moon, and Mercury closely placed in Scorpio. The combination of New Moon, Halloween, and three planets in Scorpio brings a strong surge of energy, particularly when positioned with Halloween–the time when the doors open between the astral and physical world.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner self, emotions), and Mercury (communications) are placed in Scorpio, the sign that rules birth, death, and sex—all different forms of transformation. Scorpio delivers psychic perception, magnetism, intelligence, passion, and determination. In combination with Halloween, the New Moon will heighten our psychic and intuitive powers.

There is a strong emphasis on emotion with Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron placed in water signs. Fortunately, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Neptune, bringing a mystical note to the chart. Neptune rules the imagination, dreams, illusion, and mysticism. The challenge lies in stilling unruly emotions and focusing on realistic dreams. But this aspect can make life feel very dreamy and lovely.

Mars (assertion, overall energy) sits in Capricorn, a practical earth sign, and it squares Uranus (spiritual change, quantum field) in Aries. Squares often cause tension, and it can feel as if we’re being pushed and pulled between our spiritual aspirations and the frustrations of physical life. Mars square Uranus can indicate instability and quick, impulsive action, but it can also create positive change for more evolved individuals by pushing them into active pursuit of the spiritual path. (Uranus also represents the quantum field where marvelous changes take place in an instant. With Uranus, they often can feel awkward on the initial level, but they are truly for the best!)

Venus (love, material possession, beauty) affects how we feel about our experiences in life.  When Venus is placed in Sagittarius, there is an emphasis on travel, nature, and philosophical pursuits. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, illusion), which can mean misreading other people through optimism and idealism–and not in a practical sense. For the next week or so, it’s helpful to have boundaries in relationships and refrain from financial excess.

Jupiter (hopes, success) in Libra continues to its influence on partnerships, balance, and beauty. With Jupiter in Libra, there’s a need to continually seek balance between the spiritual/physical worlds and the “real” and mystical experiences. This theme runs through the entire New Moon chart.

One beneficial aspect involves Jupiter squares Pluto. This helpful square can aid in finding the strength to move through weaknesses; it focuses on finding our personal power and strength. Pluto involves the will, and Jupiter rules dreams, good fortune, and benevolence. Both planets can positively affect prosperity. It heightens the possibility of creating desires in reality as well as increasing our potential for a happy, positive life.

Saturn in Sagittarius squares and creates tension with Neptune. The square can cause confusion, making it difficult to focus the mind on the task at hand and to waver between our goals and an aspect of current “reality.”  It also blurs boundaries and makes it difficult to draw lines in relationships. Saturn trines Uranus, which brings a balance of change and stability. In other words, we experience a change followed by a period of adjustment.

This aspect helps a great deal with bringing order into our lives after experiencing a heightened state of consciousness, which often seems upsetting—at least, initially. It allows time to create a structure in the physical world for the results of our inner work.


  • The New Moon will provide a great deal of energy—particularly emotional energy. When we feel emotion intensely, it’s important to think about changing our lives in a positive sense and meditating on universal love. It’s also helpful to know emotions are like waves; they rise and fall.
  • Take time to dream and imagine wonderful things, but keep them in perspective. When thinking about dreams and desires, consider the time and energy needed to put them into physical form. (Aspects with Neptune can cause lack of realism and a bit of escapism.)
  • Awakened individuals will become more intuitive and psychic with the passage of the New Moon. The placement of the planets and aspects with Neptune expand our mystical qualities. (Make notes and listen to your inner voice.)
  • Mars square Uranus, and Saturn trine Uranus can help with the manifestation of dreams. Both aspects call in the universal quality of awakening and the path of the soul. (Stay flexible and release resistance to change.)
  • Jupiter and Pluto are in a beneficial position to boost prosperity. Meditate on identifying personal potential and power. Visualize prosperity!

Sabian Symbols

This reading is based on Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the degrees of the zodiac. I often look at this part of the chart before looking at the aspects in a chart and reading the forecast because it presents a story through imagery.

Sun and Moon at 8 degrees Scorpio, “The Silvery Moon Shining across a Beautiful Gem of a Lake.” It’s a lovely symbol, representing the yin aspect of life. The lake (water) represents emotion in a calm, still state that reflects light. The moon reflects the sun, creating a balance on earth.

The symbol represents positive change and good fortune, which occur when our emotions and mind are correctly aligned with the feminine. It’s a wonderful oracle for a new moon.

Mercury sits on 10 Scorpio, “A Fellowship Supper Reunites Old Comrades.” This degree brings up the idea of soul contracts, people from past lives, and memories from our past. (The sign of Scorpio can bring up old memories, people from the past, and repetitive situations for clearing and transmutation.) With its close proximity to the Sun and Moon, this process may be part of the New Moon energy.

Venus at 16 Sagittarius, “Seagulls Fly Around a Ship Looking for Food.” This degree can refer to dependence of the sea gull on the sailors and ship. It can refer to finding or taking sustenance from others. It is the symbol for Venus, which can refer to love and loving relationships. It implies the need for boundaries and noticing when others feed on your energy or take too much from you.

Mars at 24 Capricorn, “A Woman Entering a Convent.” It’s a very interesting symbol for Mars, which refers to action and assertion. Typically, a woman enters a convent for inner contemplation and to escape pressure from the outer world. It may indicate a need to move into a higher spiritual state before taking action in the outer world—particularly with Mars square Uranus, which tends to expand impulsive action.

Jupiter is on 11 Libra, “A Professor Peering over his Glasses at His Students.” The image of a professor and glasses invoke thoughts about the rational, logical, and intellectual world. Truly, seeing someone means putting aside the rational world and looking through the heart. Sometimes, it’s important to put aside “reality” and look for the softer eyes of intuition—and the heart.

Uranus sits on Aries 22, “The Gate Opens to the Garden of All Fulfilled Desires.” This degree is included because Uranus is responsible for many of the spiritual changes experienced in the past 4 years. In metaphysics, the garden refers to spiritual world in which everything is perfect and aligned. All of our desires are met at a higher level of consciousness. Perhaps, it refers to the “change” that follows group awakening when we will find ourselves in a whole, new, beautiful world.

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.







Seeking Light



As the world shifts and changes, it’s wise to seek love and light. It’s also helpful to learn small, simple techniques that can raise our consciousness. By applying techniques and focusing our consciousness in a different (higher) direction, we progress more quickly on our path.

  • When we focus on light, the universe responds. When we contemplate light, we receive its support. When we desire awakening, the universe leads us into many experiences in the invisible world such as synchronicity, esoteric teachings, and subtle answers, which provide direction in life.
  • Universal direction comes when we connect with our soul. It may come from meditation, nature, animals, personal love, or creativity. If we recognize the “expansion”, we can create a great deal of good from this place—particularly with visualization.
  • Life responds to our visualizations, placement of consciousness, and attention. When we give attention to negative states or unwanted aspects of life, they expand. Conversely, positive thoughts and visualizations raise our vibration, creating the opposite. (It’s helpful to think of difficult areas of life as energy and to send light to them. We can also decide to see the solution as opposed to focusing on the problem.)
  • Self-observation is a wonderful tool for creating change. By observing our personal patterns, we learn to change the inner dialog (what we say to ourselves), focus on a positive outcome or different response, and ask the universe for help at a pivotal moment. By asking the universe for help, we essentially ask for new perceptions and insights in blocked or difficult areas of life. If we are open, small answers appear and coalesce.
  • By noticing happiness, beauty, positive feelings, and goodness, we automatically bring more of them into our lives. The placement of our consciousness attracts much of we experience in life, which means it’s possible to alter the current of our life by attuning our consciousness to a higher point. (Life moves very differently from this point.)


Everything is ultimately energy. Energy takes on a thousand shapes and forms. It responds to us.  (Our energy field also responds to others and the overall global field.) Over time, we learn how to interact with the resonance of specific energies. We also learn how to collect it through meditation, yoga (Tai Chi, etc), and cultivation of calm, peaceful emotion.

  1. It’s important to know everything is composed of energy. It takes form by its rate of vibration. On a human level, energy can feel dense and heavy when it is not in alignment with the inner self—or when we travel through resistance. It tends to feel light and supportive when we are aligned.
  2. The energy of the planet shifts rhythmically, causing the experience of highs and lows. By aligning deeply with the inner self, we can stay centered as we travel through the energetic translation of a changing time. (The quality of energy, experienced at a particular point in time, may represent an influence of karmic patterns, geographical locations, mass consciousness, or other people.)
  3. Currently, we are working with the concept of balance. It’s important to stay balanced, centered, and grounded when the energy is continually shifting. It’s good to know our feelings and moods alter with the flow of the current of life. They don’t last forever and become less intense when we stay centered.
  4. It’s powerful to observe the flow of life. Through self-observation, we can note the places, people, and things that lift our energy field into a higher place. We can also note synchronicities and correct intuition. They give hints about our personal alignment. (What indicates your personal alignment?)
  5. If we are persistent and aligned with our spiritual quest, the energy in our personal field will eventually take on a higher form, reflecting abundance, alignment, health, and 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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Shortening the Swing



In spirituality, the “swing” is well known. It involves riding the wave of emotion, the swing of thoughts, and motion of consciousness from low to high. It’s a part of spirituality, which is rarely addressed; it happens most often when you ascend to higher levels of consciousness.

Higher consciousness lifts you above the swing—and into a place of love and centering. In this place, it’s impossible to feel the swing, but it takes a lot of practice to stay there consistently. Alchemy refers to this practice as shortening the swing.

  1. It’s realistic to know you’ll experience the swing of consciousness. It can occur because of your geographic location, planetary events, family karma, and personal patterns. It’s helpful to observe your lower feelings while knowing the feelings won’t last forever. (If you apply some of the techniques listed below, they will resolve more quickly.)
  2. Think about light and the good parts of life. Meditate often for short spans of time. Focus on a feeling of light. Ask for connection with the higher self. (Find the heart space and let love flow through your being.)
  3. Ask for a higher pattern of results in life. Ask to see solutions and remember when life has moved more smoothly. See the opposite of whatever you are experiencing.
  4. Take long walks and sit in nature. Ask the earth to take your negative energy. Ask to feel the joyous parts of life. When you focus on the sensation of good instead of problems, the energy takes another form.
  5. Experiment by combining or altering meditation techniques. Ask your inner self for guidance. Act on every feeling and intuition. See where they lead you.
  6. Notice if the feeling is situational. If the feeling occurs when you are with specific people, it probably relates to them. If it appears with a specific task, you may feel your inner resistance, need to control, or old fears. Take a small step and reward yourself for taking action.
  7. Move into a state of knowing. Many of your thoughts and feelings are not real. They come from the lower self and habits or patterns. They disappear when you move into a higher state of consciousness. You are feeling all that you are leaving behind. In the future, you will “meet” more of your shining, incredible inner self.


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.

More Awakening


Mandala by Ellen Vaman


If you’re reading this, you’ve already decided to become connected and move into a more awakened state. As the light level of the planet increases, you’re pushed to expand, evolve, and grow. It can feel wonderful and/or exhausting, depending on your personal challenge.

Challenges appear when you grow. You may spiral through old problems, encounter shifts in consciousness, or feel more affected by the energy of others. You may see the duality in your life—the good and bad—the light and darkness.

It’s important to remember you’re on a journey. When you journey, there are discoveries. You see new aspects of life, and you (hopefully) find about more about yourself.

Here are a few thoughts.

  1. Open the day with meditation and a walk. Meditation opens the soul to the beauty of the universe, and nature aligns the body with a subtle current. When you’re connected, it’s easier to find the answers.
  2. Visualizing aligns your life with your heart. “Seeing” is an energetic gift, which is developed through meditation and practice. Everyone creates their life through imagery; they simply are unaware of it. “Seeing” through the heart means following your desires and creating them in reality. It’s an incredible gift because you learn to change your life—and the life of others around you. (See the desire in completion. It is happening now!)
  3. Ask for what you want. Ask for greater spiritual vision, ask for help with development of your gifts, and ask for understanding. The universe responds to requests. (Be sure to use steps 1 and 2 along with asking for answers.
  4. You may feel life more intensely. Heightened emotions, feelings, and intuition are part of awakening. They also make life appear more beautiful. You have additional sensations to hear the tones of the birds’ songs, to perceive the bright dots of spring color, and feel more of your inner self. As you understand more about your feelings and intuition—and what they mean—you’ll feel more comfortable. (In the meanwhile, accept and observe. Only the inner self can observe.)
  5. Push through the resistance of the comfort zone. Spirituality is wonderful, but it also requires taking steps. Usually, you have to change your body, learn how to express your gifts, speak differently (speak those inner thoughts), and make changes in your career. Take the step and stop waiting. Your life will change, and you’ll feel better. (These types of changes allow the universe to flow through you. Resistance blocks the flow.)
  6. Learn how to speak in a different way. When you say how you truly feel, life changes. (It’s not about venting or complaining.) It’s a way of expressing your inner self without making others wrong. You’re speaking your truth. Eventually, the universe speaks through you as well.
  7. Spend more time listening to your body. Thoughts and emotions often clear more quickly when listening to the body. The body has its own inner wisdom. Sending love and light to body improves health and physical habits.
  8. When experiencing strong emotion, ask for its source. Emotions are often initiated by other people, mass consciousness, or habits. For example, everyone has a pattern of repetitive thoughts and feelings, which accompany specific triggers such as feeling hurt, overwhelmed, or angry. It’s okay to experience the lower emotions, but notice how they are often a response to stimuli. You can think different thoughts or invoke more positive emotions by returning to center.
  9. Trust the process. With this shift, the energy can feel quite different on a daily basis. Trust that the universe is with you. Within your core—your inner self—you have the answers. (Study, take a class, and/or learn techniques. You travel through the process much more quickly with a teacher.)


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.


Full Moon Forecast: Feel the Shift


Painting by Josephine Walls


Manifest a better personal world and envision global change, Study and work to achieve practical results. Rise to meet spiritual aspirations while pondering the opportunities of the New Age.

The full moon chart perfectly describes our current placement in time. It appeared on February 22 with a positive, energetic spin.  222 emphasizes a focus on faith, the inner knowing that everything will work out. The sum of 222 is 6, giving a reminder of the importance of visualizing a positive outcome in the material world. (Visualizing positive outcomes overcomes the tendency to repeat life through a subconscious format.)

The Sun is placed in Pisces and the Moon in Virgo. The two signs are opposites and exert a pull with other planets throughout the chart. Pisces is a water sign, and it emphasizes using imagination and spiritual connection as the right placement of emotion. Moon placed in Virgo concentrates on practical details and right use of spiritual knowledge in the physical world.

Sun in Pisces symbolizes the importance of emotional, unconditional love, especially when we are connected on a higher level. Unconditional love, which is universal, soothes the waves of thought and emotion. It is a resting place for body and soul. (Pisces also symbolizes two fishes swimming in opposite directions, which indicates how emotion can also make life feel confusing and unpredictable.)

Karma and emotion are emphasized in this chart. Pisces can direct the mind to soothing or upsetting memories; it can refer to the karma of the past age.  Sun (outer self), Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Chiron (wounded healer) are also placed in Pisces. Mars (overall energy) in Scorpio brings hidden emotion to the surface; it can also give courage.

(Emotion is represented by water, which is composed of waves. The spiritual objective is shortening the swing between the peak and trough of the wave. It’s possible to do this by centering spiritually and realizing the motion of the wave can clear old patterns by lifting consciousness to a higher place. Emotions are more helpful when acknowledged—and particularly by understanding the role of choice with reaction and response.)

Mercury (higher thought, communication) and Venus (material pleasures, human love) are placed in Aquarius. The placement encourages meditation and the reception of the image of a higher, better world. Mercury in Aquarius gives the gift of rapid, fixed thought. It helps in receiving information from the universe. Venus asks for a loving vision of desired change for the self and the earth.




Moon (inner self, emotions), Jupiter (expansion), and the North Node (spiritual aspiration in the physical world) are placed in Virgo, an earth sign.  This placement suggests the importance of grounding the spiritual vision in a practical sense. (Manifestation works best when it materializes in the physical world. Otherwise, it is a just a “wish.”)  It’s one thing to know how to send light. It’s another thing to do it properly and create positive results in “real” life while helping ourselves and the people in our sphere.

Moon, Jupiter, and North Node address our lives in the physical world. It’s about making changes with the body, career, and success, but there is also a focus on aligning our physical world with our spiritual nature.  Ultimately, it’s what brings fulfillment. (It’s okay not know how to do this. Identify inner gifts and take a step forward.)

Jupiter and the North Node trine Pluto in Capricorn. Trines make it easier to align with specific energies for inner and outer progress. Jupiter brings good fortune with physical endeavors, and the North Node represents the expression of inner gifts on the physical plane. Pluto can help with self-transformation in creating a more beneficial, abundant life—if we are determined to take the step.

Saturn (time, limitation, devotion) remains in Sagittarius, which emphasizes spiritual study, philosophy, and understanding the importance of fixing our consciousness on a target. It’s not about ambition; it’s about growth of the inner self. Saturn trines Uranus (quantum field, change) in Aries, which can speed the results of inner work. Uranus remains square Pluto. It brings the long continuation of discarding the fabric of the outer self, hidden secrets, and past time lines—to create evolution and freedom of the soul.



  • The chart helps in developing greater skills as associated with awakening. It focuses on imagination and visualization. It asks for opening to higher, spiritual forces while “seeing” and feeling the potential of the New Age.
  • It asks for the practical expression of spiritual work through working with emotion, continued study of personal intuition, and applying unconditional love (Pisces) in a practical way to overcome judgement and acquire a balanced sense of “being
  • Look for inner guidance when applying spiritual skills. Take a moment to envision the outcome. Follow the visualization with a positive emotion. Use positive moods and thoughts to create something new and beautiful.
  • Part of everyone’s spiritual journey is “seeing” and visualizing a better world. We do this by making the decision to sacrifice anger, resentment, and belief in victimization. (These qualities represent global wounds.) When we sacrifice negative emotion for a higher vision, we actually create something new and better. It alters our personal world—and the world around us.
  • Sustain trust and faith through meditation. Transformation takes time, patience, and inner development. Recognize love and light as the largest, more powerful forces in the universe. Acknowledge and engage the inner ability and power to create positive change.

Sabian Symbols

Sun is placed on Pisces 4, “Heavy Traffic Linking Two Seaside Resorts.” Two seaside resorts represent places of beauty for rest, renewal, and contemplation–a positive attribute of the element, water. Heavy traffic, linking the two sites, refers congestion, frustration, and delays. The two images create a vivid contrast, a contradiction of images.

Pisces represents the play of emotions. We can travel with the crowd into uncomfortable, lower emotion–or soar above it by residing the “resort” of the heart space, which delivers unconditional love.

Moon sits on Virgo 4, “Black and White Children Playing Happily Together.” It is another indication of the need to resolve inner polarity, which causes judgement and pain. A part of the self may see light and love throughout the world. Another part may feel prejudice and/or limiting beliefs. Wholeness comes from seeing beyond separate realities–and by moving into Oneness.

Mercury is found on Aquarius 12, “People on a Vast Ladder, Graduated Upwards.” The symbol refers to the placement of people in life, specifically on the spiritual ladder. It indicates the need to accept everyone else’s level of consciousness in life. Spiritual light teaches acceptance of everyone, regardless of their place on the ladder of life. (Besides, it’s more helpful to work on ourselves.)

Venus is on Aquarius 7, “A Child Born Out of an Eggshell.” The “egg” in alchemy represents rebirth into a new, spiritual/physical life. It can represent an unexpected new rebirth for the self or the world.  (Venus is love of physical life, including beauty and abundance, so this symbol speaks of change on the physical level.)

Mars sits on Scorpio 26, “American Indians Making Camp in New Territory.” Native Americans moved between locations and explored new territories. The new territory may refer to our experience in this new world, which brings awakening and new perceptions. We can stay in this new place and make a camp–or move onto another location.


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.


More Good “Things”



Here are a few, easy methods of using light to create more good in life. If you are awakened, you already feel the “energy.” The next step is directing it while staying creative within the process.

  1. You can send light to yourself and future opportunities. The same is true with problems. For opportunities, imagine a gentle beam of light as it illuminates a specific time in space. With problems, imagine the problem as a shape like a cloud. Send light to the particles of the cloud. (Part of the trick of this exercise is sending light as opposed to thinking about the future or problem. Both are distractions.) When sending light to yourself, imagine a pink cloud of love, permeating throughout your entire energy field.
  2. The light improves your “inner” vision (the way you perceive life.) Practice seeing the good in simple things with simple chores, a short walk, or work related task. It’s also helpful to send love (pink light) and see it in completion.
  3. Use your light to see answers and solutions. You don’t have to know the answer. Simply imagine you have it; you experience joy and relief as a result. (It’s interesting, but I believe every light worker helps in solving problems for many other people by working on their own lives. It pushes the solution out in the “bowl” of larger consciousness.)
  4. Use your imagination. See happy, good things for people throughout the world. See the hungry fed, a balance of natural life and technology, and many people aligned in faith and love. Project the feeling and see it as having already happened.
  5. Change the energy of your experience by seeing and feeling the opposite. If you feel an aspect of life is not working, “see” the opposite. See your body as lovely, your job as wonderful, and life as magical and marvelous. (“Reality” follows the direction of your consciousness if you do the work. Take small actions to support the inner work.)
  6. Meditate every day. It leads to your inner self. It’s how find direction from the universe. (Sign up here for 10 days of meditation – if you are interested or need help.)
  7. Believe in your heart felt desires. Find the powerful part that can make them come true. Empower your dreams from your heart and your inner self, so that  life can open and change.


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.


More Abundance



Everyone wants more abundance because it implies an infinite connection with the “good” aspects of the universe. For those who have ample abundance, there are dreams of love, better health, or a different way of life. Ultimately, it’s the same vision but slightly different.

Abundance is a frequency. It’s much like tapping into a radio station, a particular band of energy. As with the radio, you have to know the “number” or feeling of the frequency to locate it. You also have to search for it and tune into it. We identify the right frequency by listening to the “sound” for a moment or two.

  • Tapping into the right frequency for abundance involves positive thought, imagery, and identifying positive desires. (It’s more effective to desire happiness and relief than to focus on bills or lack.)  Feeling abundance means imagining prosperity, seeing ample income for bills, and creating a vision of life without financial worries. Focus on the goodness you want to experience.
  • Abundance comes in beautiful waves. Keep pulling in the waves. (All positive, material states require constant vigilance and practice because of duality. Everything ascends and descends. There are spaces between the waves.)
  • With manifestation, change often comes in “levels.” Your income or life style may improve, but you may feel the desire for increased expansion. Give gratitude and thanks for small changes while visualizing larger improvements.
  • Initially – as with all visualization – work is required. You literally impose a higher vibration (prosperity) onto a lower vibration (need and lack.) If you stay with the work, abundance will flow into your life. In time, the work becomes easier and requires less focus. (This is true of all spiritual work.)
  • Know you have the “power.” If you are spiritually connected, you definitely have the power. It may take time to learn how to use it or find the right visualization, but it’s doable. Believe in you and call on the universe often. (Stay open to change and seeing life differently.)
  • Begin to imagine yourself as already having abundance. Entertain images of yourself with greater abundance. Imagine how you would spend your hours as well as how abundance could lead to greater spirituality and freedom.
  • Use your prosperity to help others. Use the same visualization techniques to see affluence for others (without their knowledge.) When you spend correctly and lovingly, you encourage the flow of prosperity throughout the world. Choose to become the person who creates abundance for yourself and the world.

NOTE: I like to imagine an abundant state for the planet. Everyone has an abundance of prosperity, time, and love. People work to share their gifts and bring goodness into the world, and there is much time for visiting, gifting, and enjoying life.


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.

Nine Skills for 2016

2016 adds up to nine, a numeral that represents the divine feminine and a specific level of mastery. It’s interesting because the magical numbers are odd, and the even numbers tend to represent physical achievement. Nine symbolizes having fulfilled a task 3 times. (Many planets are placed in earth this year, indicating completion of physical tasks.)
1) Take time to love yourself. Love means sending light to your physical body and making time to meditate as well as contemplating the beauty of existence. This practice brings connection to the soul.
2) Develop your universal connection during  meditation. A good practice leads to hearing the soul speak and receiving intuitions from the universe. Act on the intuitions to develop inner knowing. (Some of our “intuitions” come from the ego; others pour in from the soul. Learn the difference.)
3) Ask the universe to help you in finding the right expression of your inner self. Remember how it takes practice. Notice when you change yourself for the approval of others and when you don’t.


4) Take time to express love to the people in your life. Loving people — or thinking you love them — isn’t enough. Friendships, relationships, and family need nurturing and consistent expressions of love. It’s important to put other people first (some of the time) and to send light and good wishes to others. (Create balance with this exercise. If your tendency is giving too much, notice when you’re tired after spending time with others. If you take too much, spend time giving to others. It must be heartfelt.)

5) Make this the year of tuning into your inner self. Let this practice come first every day, and realize the gift of freedom, peace and unconditional love is waiting. Get help if needed, but move forward and make changes in life.

6) Become willing to make and see your mistakes. Part of spirituality lies in seeing the self clearly – the good and the bad. It’s not about criticizing yourself; it’s about slowly changing habit, feelings, and beliefs. The old, negative energy is transmuted into something more positive over time. It’s how we mitigate karma.

7) Take part of every day to see everything as better for you, the people in your life, and the planet. Life changes much more quickly when we practice sharing our light and love.

8) Relinquish blame, disappointments, grief, and fear. Send them up to the light consistently. Convince yourself of your ability to see and experience life differently. Human beings are creators. You can create a wonderful life through positive beliefs and actions — if you truly tap into the universe.

9) Cherish the gift of life. Spend time outdoors and listen to the trees. Pay attention to the good in life, but admit what bothers you, too. Play with the idea that this is an incredible time to experience life. Imagine how it will feel as more people on the planet move into the space of love.


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.