Full Moon Message from the Wolves

 

 

We are with you. We find you from all of the places in which we live – the valleys, mountains, forest, and other hidden locations. As the moon grows full, we send messages of harmony, light, and growth.

We sing the original songs of the planet, which makes specific forms of life grow and exude energies that are needed by all. The original songs came into being as higher beings began to habitat the planet. By this, we mean you, wolves, whales, dolphins, and other forms of life that carry song, rhythm, and dreams—for many dreams are hidden within the earth.

The dreams, which are hidden in the earth, relate to your soul and your ability to manifest. Many of the dreams that have flickered through your consciousness come from this place. We tell you that the earth is holding dreams from you, which are hidden but live in your heart.

By wanting them and thinking of them, you call them into being. Each of you has hidden powers that create change. You call it living in the flow when they come alive and move through your physical body.

The earth is currently sending energy to help with the awakening of dreams. Once the earth was a place of living energy grids that made dreams and wishes come true. It made the body strong and vital; it gave hope and prosperity.

Part of the awakening at this time is aligning with this enlivening energy. We know what this energy is and how to find it. However, truth has to be discovered. Telling it rarely conveys it, so we say think of your dreams that are hidden in the earth, and ask the earth to reveal them. (We also sing songs for you that arrive while you are sleeping or resting because the body is more open to them at this time.

If you wanted to become powerful, if you wanted to awaken your gifts, what gifts and dreams do you most want?

Focus on this thought and learn about the earth—the value of fire, water, air, and earth. Focus on a tiny flower or a thunderstorm. Think of the earth as pulsing energy centers and ask how you can connect with these energies. (You don’t need answers. Asking the question will provide the truth. You are the answer.)

Why do you think we sing to you?

We sing to you because we need your creative powers, your ability to see and project the good in life. All animals and plants want to join with you to create a beautiful life.

The current light level and increase of light to come will allow this.

We don’t know if many people will move into this space or if it is a specific group or just a few people. It is currently undecided. There are fixed futures, which are unmovable, and there are unknown futures, which hold many possibilities. (The answers come from who or what you tune into, but it doesn’t mean that this is the outcome. It is a possible outcome.)

You ask about your power and how to find it. A good way to begin is by imagining you have power because you do. The second part is about seeing positive outcomes and changing your perception to believe they could happen instantly.

Why are the songs important?

The songs pass from one animal generation to the next because it is part of how truth moves and enlightens. They come from the original species on the planet.

The combination of the songs and dreams is part of determining who you are at this point in time and space. It’s your choice to move into the magic of nature and the beauty of your soul. The songs carry codes that help you in traveling to this place of being.

While you sometimes forget about the animals of this planet, we do not forget about you. We feel your pain and joy. We feel your soul. We are dreaming that we will meet you at a particular point in time and space when the world becomes joyous and free.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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 Dance of Opposites

 

 

 

Litha, Goddess of Abundance by Keli Clark

 

In the beauty of verdant summer, the planets send mixed messages. One moment, we’re connected, and the next we’re not. It’s called oscillation, and, at this point, it’s caused by oppositions with several planets. (Our emotions literally go from high to low.)

Oscillation occurs naturally on the spiritual path—often without planetary influence. The lesson is about learning to center in the heart space and/or finding the inner self. In this place, the emotions and tilt of the mind disappear as we reconnect with the divine. And there are also wonderful influences that aid with this connection.

The Full Moon appears on July 23 at 10:37 pm. The Full Moon heightens emotion, intensity, and energy. In the garden, it brings fruition and germination, which occurs before the waning cycle. Moon is placed in Aquarius, the sign of electronics, New Age, and humanitarian efforts. (It is also about group evolution and the power of the individual within the group.)

Sun (life, light) is beautifully placed in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart and increases self-expression, generosity, and creativity. Sun (life, light) conjuncts (close to) Mercury (mind, communication), which confers brilliant thoughts, and Moon (emotions, moods) opposes Mercury, meaning our moods can interfere with rapid, bright thoughts. With effort, we can overcome this aspect and use Sun conjunct Mercury to connect with the higher mind.

Sun and Mercury trine (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which opens the conscious to mystical inspiration and deeper understanding of spiritual meaning. Our lives and mind open to higher thought more easily. It heightens creativity and sensitivity. (Notice that it can be used to counter the aspect below of Sun in opposition to Saturn.)

Sun opposes Saturn (karma, limitation), so we may feel as though we are encumbered by our past or the heaviness of life. The people in our lives may become critical or demanding. Moon conjuncts (close to) Saturn (karma, limitation) relates to limitation in communication (and warmth) in our relationships with other people in our lives. The point is noticing where we need to change by perceiving life differently, having boundaries, and loving the self. It’s also about knowing we have the power to create change.

Sun (life) opposes Pluto (underworld, subconscious), so we may feel slightly obsessed with our desires or the way in which we want life to move and travel. Pluto (underworld, subconscious) tends to bring up problems and patterns from the past, which can feel like a crisis. (Send pink light to the part of you that experiences them. The aspect ends on There can be a strong desire to push, but it’s wiser to observe the feeling.

Mercury is placed in Gemini, an air sign that encourages good communication. It is amplified by its trine with Neptune, and it can aid in aligning with spiritual world. It increases our ability to communicate through videos, writing, and any other form of communication.

Venus (love) and Mars (action) oppose Jupiter (good fortune). Venus in opposition to Jupiter can bring good fortune and waves of happiness, and it can also create extravagance and selfishness. We’re more open to the possibility of good fortune if we stay centered and focus on connection. Mars (energy, male) opposes Jupiter, which can bring a desire for success and boost self-confidence. Again, the trick of receiving the benefit of the aspect lies in centering and remembering our quest of finding the path of the inner self. (We don’t make mistakes when we’re aligned and balanced.)

Mars opposes Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which creates a mass of energy, which can come into expression as anger, misunderstanding, or upset. It actually gives awareness of old feelings and energies, which may have been suppressed and/or unnoticed.

Planets in Retrograde

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, structure), Neptune (mysticism, illusion), Pluto (underworld, transformation), and Chiron (wounded healer) are in retrograde. It’s more difficult to receive help from the planets when they are retrograde. (It’s a bit like a bad connection on a cell phone; the energy goes in and out.)

If we feel tired or unmotivated, the (five) retrograde planets may play a part in our feelings. Fortunately, all of our efforts count, and everyone can work on creating a few consistent efforts on the spiritual/physical plane. Sometimes, we have to push.

 

Summary

  • Obviously, the energies create pressure with hidden feelings, suppressed emotions about relationships, and self-esteem. It’s wise to journal about this and review feelings at a different date. For the moment, we can focus on the heart chakra and our connection with a greater force that gives unusual answers.
  • In the big picture, the planets ask for awareness of how we truly feel along with the growth experience of admitting we need new methods of communication—and perhaps the need to manifest a different reality.
  • There are many enlightening aspects in the chart such as Mercury trine Neptune, which connects with the higher mind, and the sparkling energy of Sun in Leo. We have ample energy to move through the challenges of the chart if we keep this in mind.
  • There are many opposing forces in the chart, and our emotions and thoughts may flow back forth between centered and out of alignment. It’s part of mastery, but it’s not easy. Nevertheless, we can do it.
  • Planetary retrogrades can feel heavy or cause tiredness. Make a list of what is needed for growth and a positive life. Make it simple and stay with it.

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.

5 Tips on Emotion

 

 

 

Image by Paula Nicho Cumez 

 

When life changes, we feel emotion. Emotion is a wave, which takes our feelings to a lower or higher point. It’s a normal part of spiritual growth, and it’s called oscillation, a reference to the motion between waves of thought and emotion. When we are centered in connection, we are aligned with the heart. Through this practice, life ceases its motion; it is anchored by unconditional love. It is one of the benefits of devotion and meditation.

  1. Emotions change. Much of our interpretation of emotion has to do with our feelings of “good” and “bad.” As we surrender memories and patterns, our feelings change. When we learn to how to move to a higher frequency, many of our emotions alter, becoming more positive.
  2. When we are centered, we generally feel less emotion. We feel neutral and positive in a general sense. We feel love, which supports us and carries us through life. (We can experience more of this by focusing on pink light or love in the area around us.)
  3. Our imagination influences our emotion as does visualization. We generally tend to verbalize our problems and focus on them through images in our mind. Negative emotions are often amplified by giving them a “voice.” Much of this practice is programmed in our society, but it’s not a good use of our energy. It’s helpful to imagine receiving positive emotional support from others or spend time visualizing a happy, desirable reality.
  4. Emotions are contagious. We can feel the positive or negative emotions from others. We can vibrate above their emotions, change the “mood” by speaking of positive events, or separate ourselves from the other person. We can also center in the heart, which teaches about our eternal connection to the divine.
  5. Life responds to our positive vibrations. The trees move, birds sing, and nature responds when we connect with our higher self. Life moves in a beautiful flow. People on a higher vibration will reflect our higher state.

Everyone feels negative and positive emotions. We change the pattern by staying centered when we feel lower emotions and/or changing our behavior. We invoke positive emotion by focusing on beauty, love, and joy.

It’s also important to love both sides of ourselves–the good and bad. It’s how we eventually find the “center” through acceptance and self-love. It’s also how we master the waves of oscillation, which grow stronger as we move more deeply into the light.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.

Riding the Waves of the New Age

Image by Eslam Rady

 

If the Age of Aquarius offers the experience of group enlightenment and cooperation, why are we having difficulty with it? Shouldn’t it be easy and fun?

The archives of time recount the previous Golden Ages, including Lemuria, Atlantis, and Egypt, and they prophesize that the Age of Aquarius may be the most glorious of all ages. Hopefully, the light level of the earth will reach quantum mass so our wisdom and enlightenment will shine through to all of humanity. The Mayan calendar calls this “the end of time”, and the book of Revelations hints that this is the time of the apocalypse. Apocalypse simply meant “the revelation of hidden things by God” before the movement of Christianity.

All manifestation and co-creation culminate with the release of patterns and integration of the ego. It is then that we find a previously hidden, underlying truth within our being. The meaning of the word occult is hidden from the eye, secret, or concealed. When we perceive the truth with our hidden eye (the true self, the third eye), enlightenment is entrusted to us in accordance to our ability to perceive.

Currently, we’re in transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius or between a dark age, based on materialism, to a more enlightened age, which aligns with humanistic values. While the internal structure may already exist, individual change is needed to manifest the energies into form. It’s well documented that the human psyche finds difficulty with change–even the most positive changes – such as moving, marrying, changing jobs, or success.

The energies are different, creating the need for new strategies and methods of dealing with the new and old energies at the same time. In any manifestation, there is a shift between the attachment to the stability of the old life and the attraction to the new. Eventually, we let go of the old reality and shift into the new one, but a feeling of pressure and resistance often accompany the shift. It’s helpful to remember that negative feelings and thoughts are associated with the ego, not the soul.

Part of the process, which is sometimes experienced as a motion between lower and higher feelings and thoughts is called oscillation. Oscillation is often experienced as waves of emotion and thought that resonate with the two parts of the self. During this process, we feel the pull of the old self and the desires of the higher self.

 

The Wave

The energy of change tends to come in waves. Eventually, the wave will pass, even if it takes a few days or weeks.

By observing closely, we know that there are several types of waves. One wave is gentle and grounding; it resonates with the inner self. We tend to move between several sets of waves in a given day. Waves from mass consciousness and other people tend to foster feelings of anxiety and connect us with mass consciousness.

We are touched by our identification with the mass subconscious and other people whenever the vibrations of our field descend. We descend through identification with the thoughts of other people, messages on the web, news forecasts when we disconnect or forget our connection with the light.

Fortunately, we can avoid some of the waves of mass consciousness by staying at a higher frequency, reflecting on the heart space, and avoiding media such news and online communication.

It is possible to connect to the spiritual world and disengage from the negativity in outer world. Meditation, yoga, and intuitive activities can link our consciousness with the Divine—and the slower, centered feeling of the inner self.

Exercise:

  • When feeling disoriented, tired or anxious, meditate on light, the center of the Universe or your perception of the Divine for a few minutes. This will alleviate tension.
  • Focus on the heart space in the middle of the chest and feel pink light (love) flowing into your body, mind, and emotions.
  • Focus on pleasurable feelings or memories such as times when you experienced the flow of life—or unconditional universal love.
  • Come back to the present when you finish the exercise and practice this “feeling” every two or three hours. It will become easier with practice and create a calm that stays within the body.
  • When the mind or emotions wander back to a problem or negative feeling, simply say aloud or silently, “Please align me with my inner self. Your body and mind are already familiar with this state of consciousness. With a few days of practice, you will begin to master the art of moving into the inner self, and you’ll create a more relaxed state of being.

Streaming

The new Aquarian energy can be similar to data streaming on the internet. We are watching, listening or participating with the cosmic energies before they are completed downloaded or present. When we “feel” the possibility of a difficulty or undesirable emotion, we tend to “stream” our energies in the direction of the problem. Streaming could include focusing on our anxieties or problems unconsciously, but we forget that our energy flows like an underground stream, causing unwanted emotions to build without awareness, like a subterranean pond surfacing in the middle of the road. We can’t go around it or build a bridge quickly, but we can float over it or redirect the flow.

Here is a simple exercise that I find particularly useful.

Exercise:

  • When thinking about the future, notice the energy that you send to this point in time. Feel the sensation of intense focus, the streaming of the energy into a direction. (Most of us have a particular direction that we associate with others and the future.)
  • Think of calling a friend that you like and notice how you move energy. (We hold an image or feeling about the person and send our energy to them.) Notice how you flow a stream of energy in their direction. What does the energy feel like? Get a clear read so that you can identify it easily.
  • Now, pull all of the particles of the energy stream back into your field. Allow your body to absorb the particles of energy into your cells. Notice the feeling of grounding, calmness and quiet.

NOTE: It’s more effective to hold an image calmly and briefly, see the desired outcome, and then release the image and energy.

 

Moving into the Positive

I philosophically subscribe to a system of substituting positive thoughts, feelings and sensations for the negative inner dialog, emotions, words and physical sensations. I don’t think that if I hold good thoughts or mantras in general that life will respond–or that if I casually believe that everything will work out that it will.

I believe that reality follows my thoughts, emotions, intentions and attention and that “reality” mirrors our energies of our beliefs. I believe in recycling energy by raising its frequency and also in manifesting the reality that aligns with my personal happiness. This is far more complex than it sounds.  (It requires patience, repetition, and a connection with the Divine.)

Duality and/or polarity are the basis for creation in the material world. Without duality, we would lack a body and the earth, itself. It is the balancing of the forces of duality within one’s physical body, emotions, thoughts and spirituality that raise the vibrations of our being so that we can perceive the unseen or the Divine.

A Final Word: Love

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Rumi

Truth is simple. Truth can only be found within. It is already “within us”, but it lies hidden and awaiting the moment of our awakening. Truth has power. When truth is found by the heart, it is perceived as love. Love and power intertwined are wisdom. Love tempers power so that it is rightfully used in tandem with universal law for the benefit of all.

Love is the most expansive force in the Universe. In alchemy, it is said that love is the universal solvent. It dissolves everything into its original nature–which IS love. When all else fails, turn to love. Love is the opposite of fear. When we move into love, we raise our vibrations to a frequency that fear and chaos cannot touch or disturb.

It is the substance that underlies the composition of every particle of matter in the Universe. The true source of all is love, which can never fail us if we petition it with our heart, mind, soul, and body. It is by opening our heart that we find the way.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.

 

 

July New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

July’s New Moon comes on July 9 at 9:16 pm, and it brings fruitfulness with the motion of flowing trees, blue lakes, and bright, green mountains. With Sun and Moon in Cancer, a fertile water sign, it is the time to dream of harvests—the fruit of the soul and reward of personal effort. The New Moon is the time for planning for the ensuing 28-day moon cycle, releasing what is not needed, and briefly connecting with the unseen world to find direction. Sun and Moon sit in Cancer, the feminine water sign ruling the home, emotions, and the sea.

While summer lingers, there is a sensation of returning to the old life, but the planets denote a change. Amidst the summer retrograde of outer planets, five planets–Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter–and two asteroids (Vesta and Ceres) will soon move into different signs. According to astrologer Mark Borax, it “is about twice as many as normally switch signs in a month, and is heaven’s way of shaking things up.” Additionally, there will be a “yod” or finger of God as Mars forms a quincunx with Neptune and Pluto. The yod activates the mystic, sensitive vibrations of Neptune and the hidden resources and gifts, which are discovered through positive alignment with Plutonian energies. The changing of planets into different signs and the finger of God  occur from the middle to the latter part of July.

As we delve into personal issues for another week or so, the universe is preparing larger changes–and perhaps an acceleration. At the moment, Sun (life) and Moon (moods) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism) offers harmonious, dreamy energy that heightens intuition and emotions in a pleasant way.  Sun/Moon trine Neptune evokes the spiritual nature, bringing answers through meditation, prayer, and faith. It can open the door to the mysterious, unseen world, and it brings optimism and hope. Sun/Moon sextile Uranus (unexpected change, quantum field) encourages new approaches to life, a sense of excitement, and a desire for change. It’s a good time to create new routines or to see life from a new perspective. (It widens the lens of perception.)

It’s a particularly fertile New Moon that can bring life to creative ideas and dreams. (In pagan times, marriage often took place in the latter part of June because of the fertility conferred by the sign of Cancer.) It’s a mixed chart with emphasis on home life, relationships, and emotions. With Venus and Mars in Leo, it can enhance ideas, playfulness, and the desires of heart. Various aspects in the chart incite conflicting feelings, which can offer a push forward in life or misunderstanding. The key lies in awareness of feelings and their fleeting nature.

Sun/Moon are in opposition to Pluto (underworld, transformation), which is definitely a test or a trial, depending on the placement of consciousness. Sun opposes Pluto, which tends to increase stubbornness, obsession, and desire to succeed at all costs—or egoic patterns, which are found beneath the surface and subconscious. When we discover the limiting nature of old patterns it’s wise to change our reactions and find flexibility to create a new flow of life. (These aspects intensify emotions and mood swings. Focus on the heart.)

Mercury in Gemini heightens the intellect, evoking curiosity, and desire for expression. Mercury trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), bringing good news, optimism, and favoring short journeys. It increases good luck and happiness. Mercury squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism/idealism). The square tends to cloud our vision and cause confusion with thoughts.

Venus (beauty, art, feminine) and Mars (male, overall energy, drive) are placed in Leo, a passionate fire sign that rules the heart. Venus in Leo shines, aiding with opening the heart, enhancing beauty and appearance. Mars in Leo increases the desire to take action and steps to success. Venus and Mars are conjunct (close), heightening the Leo energy and overall level of passion. There’s a beautiful connection, which can unite the feminine/masculine and yin/yang sides of the self.

Venus and Mars are in opposition to Saturn (limitation, karma). When Venus opposes Saturn, it may elicit self-doubt, fluctuating emotions, and sensitivity to criticism (and negative thoughts) from other people.  Venus and Mars square Uranus (quantum field/sudden change). These aspects affect personal relationships, causing fluctuation and desire for change. Mars’ aspects with Saturn and Uranus can feel upsetting, but the energy of the square can also aid in accomplishing long term goals and moving forward on the path. (The Venus/Mars aspects cause rapidly changing emotions and may create drama.)

Jupiter is moving retrograde into the first degrees of Pisces. It offers benevolence, optimism, and good fortune for the moment. Saturn is placed in Aquarius, and it continues to square Uranus in Taurus. The square causes instability between the structures of the “old” world and the appearance of the new world. It may affect recent weather and earth changes.

Tips

  1. With Sun (life) and Moon (moods) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism), it’s a wonderful time to contemplate the Divine. We particularly benefit from meditation, higher guidance, and following intuition.
  2. Sun/Moon oppose Pluto, revealing old patterns and repetition in life. Become flexible and willing to move into a new way of life. (Visualize the new way of life when patterns reveal themselves.)
  3. Mercury is well placed in Gemini, which stimulates thought and communication. Mercury trines Jupiter, which favors positive communication. In a contradictory fashion, Mercury squares Neptune, which clouds and slows thought. (Clear thought can be achieved with effort.)
  4. Venus and Mars are warm and fiery in their placement in Leo, but they form limiting aspects with Saturn and Uranus. Aspects with Saturn draw awareness to negativity from other people in our lives, and aspects with Uranus can cause pressure or erratic behavior. There can be drama or swings in emotion.
  5. The planetary patterns give strength, optimism, and spiritual insight. They also give erratic energy, reveal patterns, and cause sensitivity. Perhaps, we’re asked to take a strong look at our personal life before moving into another phase, which will bring development in our spiritual and physical life.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.

 

Awakening Classes

 

Awakening classes offer a nine-month opportunity to discover more of your true presence and light.

  • Through continual reflection on the inner self and resonance with a higher vibration, your life naturally changes. By focusing on manifestation, you begin to create your desires. Through self-reflection and observation, you realize how to move through limitations.
  • In every class, there are exercises to raise your vibration and see life from a higher perspective. From this practice, you begin to remember your power, abilities, and potential to create change.
  • Connection with the inner self and the universe provides an opportunity for greater experience and realization of your higher nature.

 

The course teaches the following practices.

  • Opening the heart and opening to the universe – learn to receive positive energy and abundance in multiple forms
  • Manifestation and discovering what’s best to manifest for you & how to do it
  • Explore intuition, awareness, and spiritual gifts

 

It teaches technical skills.

  • Visualization, the real details & developing the skill
  • Creating an image of a more beautiful life
  • Altering the Flow of daily life Working with emotion and thoughts By changing emotions, thoughts, and memories our perception of life alters. See life in different light.
  • Maintaining higher vibrations so that life changes and flows
  • Metaphysical truths and secrets, which are only taught in this class
  • How to move through blocks & see success in life. Clearing and releasing blocks.
  • Find your beauty and power in life.
  • Improve your life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually

Class includes:

  • Personal support from me through 1 hour of readings and access through email
  • Three sessions of weekly classes each month
  • Classes are recorded, and you can listen at your leisure wherever you live or whatever your schedule.

If you’re interested or want additional information, send an email to onetrueself@gmail.com

Full Strawberry Moon

Image by Oliver Hale

 

The Full Strawberry Moon appears on Thursday, June 24 at 2:39 pm ET. It’s called the Strawberry Moon as it is the time when berries grow ripe and succulent. Nature feeds and nourishes us. It’s also a super moon, which occurs when the moon is close to the earth. It expands both energy and emotion, increasing the intensity of the lunar event. There are relatively few aspects, which are basically specific geometrics formed between planets in a particular chart, but the aspects are quite potent.

The moon follows the Summer Solstice, the time of solar light when the veil between the worlds opens—and fairies are said to appear to humans. It’s a good time for making wishes and seeing dreams come true. Just as the summer sun brings crops to fruition, the solstice activates desires and dreams.  The light lingers for those who long for greater connection. (It’s an excellent time for meditation and visualization.)

One of the important messages in the chart lies in the mix of energies. It’s a powerful chart with beneficial energy from Jupiter (good fortune) as well as bold and passionate energy from Venus (love, beauty) and Mars (overall energy) in Leo. Mercury (communications) in Gemini increases intuition and sharpens the mind.

In spiritual work, it’s important to increase awareness of how we use our energy with long term goals and daily activities. We also ask if our pursuits heighten or decrease our overall energy. With this chart, we have the potential to focus deeply and passionately on spiritual and worldly goals. Several planets in retrograde can create lack of focus, tiredness, or the need to rest. Obviously, we need a balance of focused energy and time for passive, restful activities. (Finding the answer is part of the challenge.)

The Sun is in Cancer, ruler of the fourth house. The watery sign of Cancer brings focus on home life, emotions and the subconscious mind—and their relationship with spirituality. Water can represent devotion and nurturing as Cancer is the mother of All.

Moon is placed in Capricorn, and it asks for reviewing structures in life including family life (Sun in Cancer), career, and the fabric of life itself. The Moon rules emotions, which may bring the necessity of reviewing emotional response to specific aspects of life. Our structure of life may come from conscious realization, ancestral or hereditary information, and/or beliefs resulting from specific events in life. Its importance lies in creating a structure of life that resonates with the inner self.

Sun (life) trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), and Moon (emotion) sextiles Jupiter. It’s a very beneficial aspect, which can bring abundance on many levels. It increases optimism and good fortune, bestowing a positive energy that can make life flow more easily.

Mercury (communications) moved direct on June 22. Mercury remains in Gemini (air), the brilliant sign of communication, which is fluent in ideas. It heightens communication of all kinds—including telepathy and intuition, particularly in the mental sphere.

Mercury trines Saturn (limitation, structure), which gives persistence, discipline, and determination. The aspect can support success in personal endeavors. Mercury squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it can cloud our vision of the future and create confusion with thoughts. (It’s best to meditate on an idea, ask for guidance, and trust our heart in making big decisions—and not rely entirely on the mind.)

Venus (love, beauty) and Mars (overall energy, male) are in Leo. The placement emphasizes passion, the heart, and drama. It heightens boldness and confidence. Fire symbolizes passion, and it can ignite motion and action.

Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), which is an excellent aspect. It increases luck in love, optimism, and enhances beauty. It also increases prosperity and the flow of abundance. It’s helpful with travel and adventure. Venus opposes Pluto (underworld, transformation) concerns power struggles, money, and relationships. It asks for reevaluation of finances, a hard look at long term relationships, and honesty with the self about what is desirable in life. (Everything in life requires a balance of energy—a relationship of give and take. We work best with a surfeit of sustaining energy, and it’s important to see if we’re happy with balances in energy in our personal lives.)

Mars (male, overall energy) opposes Saturn (limitation) holds many possible meanings. It can refer to feeling triggered on a personal or mass level. The aspect can incite competitiveness and accelerate the desire to succeed without thought of others—or it can mark a time when evolved individuals examine their core beliefs and use it as reason for reaction. Examination of the latter choice can result in positive transformation.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Aquarius square (tension) refers to structure in the time of the New Age, and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) may point to the need for change in our methods of living with the earth. Saturn in a fixed sign asks for examination of positive/negative equation of new age theories and the structure of the past age. The actual change depends on our insights, growth, and thoughts. The aspect is said to cause restlessness and irritability as Uranus exudes electrical energy.

Many planets are retrograde throughout the summer. They include Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (structure, limitation), Neptune (mysticism/illusion), and Pluto (underworld, transformation). Generally speaking, retrograde planets can cause a lazy or tired feeling, which is wonderful for resting and vacation.

Fortunately, many aspects in the chart give passion, optimism, and energy. On the positive, we can choose to align with energies that allow growth and expansion. The many retrogrades can cause a feeling of lassitude, which can feel wonderful for resting but may interfere with the realization of dreams and desires. Aspects with Pluto can cause upsets, particularly when triggered, which occurs with repeating patterns of life. It’s important to find the cause of subconscious repetitive patterns and transmute the energy as this action is freeing and powerful.

 

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

New Message from the Wolves

Juno, an alpha wolf

 

For several years, I sat with the wolves on the green earth and listened to their messages, which came in images, sound, and waves. Sometimes, I sat on the earth with them for an hour or more before I heard or felt them. Eventually, their messages came with clarity.

Sitting in stillness on the earth brings about profound changes. The inner dialog of the personality ceases, the voice of earth is louder, and the inner self begins to speak. When listening to the inner self, a connection with the universe occurs. Everything changes and begins to become clear.

By moving into this space, you can hear and feel their message.

Here’s the message.

From hidden places om the mountains, forest, plains, and near the sea, the wolves speak. Our message is carried by waves of light, which are cast by the full moon. These sounds are known as sonic waves, but you can feel and hear them. Their messages are carried to those who listen

Just as the earth speaks in a hundred voices, which are rarely heard, so our words and thoughts flow to you. You can listen to the wind, notice the change in shadows, or feel the flow of life—or you can continue with a hurried pace and never know the power of the words and messages that can touch the soul. It’s a choice.

See the beauty of summer with its bright green leaves, the play of light and shadows, and the many sensations of the earth that are expressed as fruit and flowers. Hear the rain and listen to the beat of the sun. Remember that everything is a part of who you are—as well as the great collective consciousness of earth where every soul is connected and feels the vibration of life.

The earth is changing in a way that is new, but it also awakens the ancient you, the part of you who once walked the earth with deep knowing and power. In the beginning, you were aligned, and the earth shaped the material world to reflect the shape of your thoughts and dreams. (This story is found in many myths and philosophies through the realm of time.)

As the density is replaced by light, you will find that your dreams come true more quickly and accurately. In the meanwhile, have faith by believing in the possibility of goodness, beauty—and most of all, your own ability to create your dreams, which elevates your gifts and brings joy into your life.

Let us return to the subject of creating for it was what you born to do. By seeing happiness and joy, you invite these qualities into your life. By seeing a better life that expands your abilities and the quality of your life, you develop the habit of believing that the universe responds to you—which is true.

Higher visions pull in energy. Living in the same way each day limits energy. The universe likes expansion and growth. It likes wider visions. It likes change and seeing life from many perspectives. When you express your gifts, the universe expands your life.

It is a beautiful equation and relationship to have to the world. Just think of world as responding to your thoughts, visuals, emotions, and prayer. How powerful you are!

Simply begin with a visualization. Take a small or large problem, irritation or confusion, or a simple state of not knowing, and see the opposite. Make a clear image with a strong emotion. Feel the desire in your heart, and feel it with all of your might. Focus on it as often as you can. See it as having already come true. Do it as often as you can—even for a minute or two.

You’ll know when you have it because you will feel happier. Life will suddenly feel easier. It doesn’t mean that every dream comes true easily, but it does mean you’re traveling in the direction of your realization.

Every dream opens gifts of the soul through its realization. It opens and awakens aspects of the self that have lain dormant for some time. It is part of how you master time and space.  It also opens the heart to love.

Use your power. Power comes from inner knowing, and it flows through you when you connect to the universe and the earth. In this way, the old wisdom, which has been here since beginning, grows within you and blends with your conscious and super-conscious knowledge. In some ways, it is what you call awakening—the recognition of almost infinite truth.

You find your power by focusing, meditating, and practicing. It comes in no other way.  (You know when you have it correctly because it resonates with the heart and your overall being. It is a strong vibration; it is the soft, warm vibration that comes from inner work!)

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.