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Full Moon Forecast/Eclipse

As I watch the Full Moon appear in the cerulean sky, the beauty and light are astonishing. The fireflies rise like tiny lanterns, and the trees sway in the sky.

The Full Moon in Capricorn and Partial Eclipse carry a higher, more loving vibration for those who can tap into it. With Sun in Cancer (the mother, the home, and sea) and Moon in Capricorn (father, earth, and outer structure), the old masculine and feminine energies are brought to the surface for transformation. 

As the New World rises, we clear old frequencies and open to embrace the beauty of a new reality. All of us are releasing personal karma as we discard old perceptions about life, love, and the male/feminine energies-as we move to embrace the “new”. It may take time to create alignment with the new wave of energy, but it’s part of a new beginning.

The eclipse occurred at 5:38 pm ET  on July 16 with a wide array of opposing energies for dissemination and balance. (Opposite energies are necessary to live in duality-and are important in alchemy.)
Sun conjuncts (close to) Mercury (communications) in Leo, and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer. Sun conjunct Mercury increases the focus of intellect, and Sun conjunct Venus amplifies emotions concerning love.

Sun is in opposition with Saturn (karma, time, structure) in Capricorn and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn. The positive feminine feelings of Sun in Cancer are at odds with the old patriarchy of Saturn and Pluto. (Change begins in the mind and emotions, and Pluto knows how to heal the darkness of time and create a rebirth—if we allow it.)

Moon (emotions) in Capricorn is in opposition to Mercury (communications, thought) and Venus (love, relationships). Emotions and thoughts may seem loud and chaotic periodically. Moon conjuncts Saturn (time, karma, structure), encouraging a choice between the two aspects of Saturn—approval, money, and social status in the outer world or devotion and discipline to live in alignment with the inner world.

Mercury (thought, communications) is retrograde in Leo, a passionate, fire sign. With 5 other retrograde planets, we may feel somehow disconnected between periods of frustration with electronics! Mercury conjuncts Mars (action, masculine), and this helps in acting on our thoughts in the physical world. Mercury squares (tension) Uranus, bringing sudden reactions from the universe in relationship to our thoughts.

Venus (love, partnerships) is in opposition to Saturn (karma, time), which can make loved ones seem and/or feel cold when it’s not true. Venus in Cancer is more sensitive than usual. Venus trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), opening our hearts to the divine.

Mars (action, male) trines Jupiter, giving strength and boldness with our desires. Mars in Leo squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field.) With this aspect, it’s wise to become calm before taking action and to think actions through at least twice.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion) asks for curbing optimism with creative projects. We should choose to focus on hard work—and not depend on the value of the idea.

Sun (life), Mercury (communications), and Venus (love) are opposition to Pluto, and it focuses on the healing and transformation that come from looking at false perceptions and illusions. Moon (emotions) and Saturn (limitation, karma) conjunct (close to) Pluto, and they amplify the Plutonian energy.

Mercury (communication), Mars (action), and Jupiter (good fortune) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. Through right communication and action, we can find the beautiful healing needed to clear our wounds.

NOTES:

  1. Many aspects of the chart are difficult, but there is a new, beautiful vibration that helps in moving into love. By aligning with the vibration, we can clear karma and create change.
  2. Beautiful aspects are found between Sun, Venus, and Neptune. We can more easily open our hearts and lives to the Divine.
  3. The Mother/Father (Sun in Cancer, Moon in Capricorn) energy is altering and bringing change. It’s time to revise our feelings and align with the New.
  4. Five planets and Chiron are in retrograde. It causes difficulty in seeing our way clearly, so it’s important to listen to our heart.
  5. Take time to reflect on thought/action before acting. Mercury is retrograde, and Mercury/Mars square Uranus.

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.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse, portal for change

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

The solar eclipse occurred on July 2, marking the calendar of inner and outer changes for the summer. Many metaphysicians and astrologers believe it opened a gateway to higher consciousness.

The eclipse is believed to be one of the bridges between the past and future—a turning point for higher awakening and inner realization. It involves releasing old patterns of the past while embracing a new future that is necessary to find with our hearts

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressed feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressing feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Saturn (karma, limitation, time) asks for review of our lives, particularly with old patterns and karmic cycles. (It’s necessary to make changes to move deeply in an awakened state.) Emotions can reflect our feelings about the self and the past. By altering our emotions, we create a new life. With Saturn’s involvement, inner and outer work are implied. Saturn also rules devotion, hard work, and study, which are needed on the path to awakening.

Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Uranus, opening our minds to new insights and solutions, and Sun/Moon trine (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can offer ideas and dreams from the “other” side.

Mercury (communications, higher mind) is placed in Leo but moves into retrograde on July 7. It will swing back into Cancer, encouraging confusion between thoughts and emotions for the remainder of July. (The protocol includes expecting delays with travel, communication, and electronics, refraining from purchases of electronics, and resting while reviewing life.)

Venus (love, relationships) moves into Cancer today, heightening the level of emotion about love and personal perception of how others love us. The planet sextiles (positive) Mars, balancing the female/male energies.

Mars (energy, male) is placed in Leo, which ignites our passion for motion in life. It encourages expression of our passion and increases awareness of the heart. Mercury (communication) and Mars (male, energy) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which asks for moderation – and not sudden action – when contemplating new ideas and thoughts.

Mars is in opposition to Pluto (subconscious, underworld) and asks to see the darkness in ourselves and in the world. It’s not an easy task, but it’s part of knowing where to send light and create a positive shift. Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto, which increases our ambition and desire for success. But many planets are retrograde, and it’s more of a time for contemplation than putting active ideas into form.

Chiron (wounded healer) in Aries is retrograde, which can aid in reflection and insights about healing our wounds.

The chart asks for personal and global insights about darkness in life, but it also opens a portal for spiritual growth. It places our focus on the patterns that play havoc with our emotions, but it also gives the Great Mother (Cancer) to nourish and heal them.

When we see the darkness in ourselves, others, or the world, we have the option of calling on the light. From there, we can find our power, send love, and ask for change. We have the tools to create the desired change, but we must find them within.

Tips:

  1. The energy is intense. It can be useful in creating new, positive patterns in life–if you’re willing to examine our emotions and reactions.
  2. If you’re feeling fear, insecurity, or emotional pain, come back to your heart. Focus on light. Your true identity resides in higher emotions. Contemplate and observe. Choose the path that leads to the inner self.
  3. See this as the right time to change old, familiar (but unhappy) patterns.  You access your inner power when you break old emotional/mental cycles. (Send light to yourself and your life. Visualize the opposite of your experience.) Trust the process. Meditate. Believe in your power to change your personal world.
  4. Many planets are retrograde, and there’s a weird, floating feeling. It’s okay. Go with it. It’s part of the shift. (In a sense, you’re between worlds.)
  5. When you see the darkness in yourself, others, or life, send love and light. Change the story. See it differently. It’s what you came here to do.

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.

It’s time for Awakening Classes 2019

In this time of awakening, it’s possible to come together as a group for greater evolution. The Awakening Class offers an opportunity to move into a higher level of spiritual understanding by mastering basic techniques of manifestation, which helps in connecting with the Inner Self.

You CAN CREATE a Better Life! By Connecting with Your Inner Self!

How Is It Different From Other Manifestation/Awakening Classes?

My manifestation and awakening techniques really work unlike most that are currently taught. Practice is needed, but it’s supplied in class. We repeat exercises in different ways so you can find what works best for you. Soon, they will become second nature, and you’ll use them throughout your life.

I can see energy, and I know it your energy is aligned with the work. If not, we change the exercises and/or shift your energy. I personally talk with you, read your emails, and hold the image of your success throughout the class. (I’ve taken many classes and never encountered a teacher who does this in group classes.) I can send or transmit energy to you.

We also work on discovering the inner self and loving who we are. This is one of the most important transformations in awakening and inner work.

In every class, we meditate and practice techniques to reach a higher vibration, which brings feelings of happiness and peace. It also insulates us from many of the chaotic sensations of the outer world.

What does the class include?

  • 27 hours of classes, consisting of 3 one hour classes each month. You receive a written lesson and a recording of class that can be downloaded.
  • Self-study sheets, which help in gaining awareness and aid with inner discovery. You also receive the recordings of free teleseminars and other group recordings.
  • 4 fifteen minute readings with Julia. These sessions help in clearing blocks, alignment with the inner self, and progress on your path. Students can also email Julia for advice and transmission of energy when needed. (Very few classes offer this type of support.)
  • A Facebook group for comments and questions.

What Will I Learn?

  • The class offers basic techniques to raise your frequency, detach from (and recognize) lower vibrations, and rarely taught Manifestation Techniques. Every class raises your frequency.
  • Some of the topics include communicating with angels, changing your perceptions, animal communication (can be used with loved ones), projecting waves of happiness, success, and well being, following your intuition to create positive change, “speaking” intuitively to others, opening your heart to love, soul contracts, distinguishing between the inner self and the ego, learning how to ask the universe for help, and attuning to the Universe for answers. Additionally, we work on protecting the energy field, interacting with people in your life, and changing your every day life.
  • Clearing Blocks and Patterns. You’ll learn techniques to work on getting through blocks and understanding/clearing patterns.
  • . The classes teach the art of using energy to create change in life through esoteric and practical techniques–as well as many of the special techniques, which Julia learned from the wolves.

Why Should I Take The Class?

Unlike most manifestation classes, this one truly works. Students have found the love of their life, created financial prosperity, and/or simply felt happier and better about life. Almost everyone finds a greater sense of peace and harmony while improving their life.

When Does It Begin?

Class begins on Wednesday, July 10 and goes through March 2020. Classes on are Wednesday night at 8 pm. ET. It’s fine to listen later.

How Do I Sign Up?

Send an email to Julia at onetrueself@gmail.com She will make an appointment to talk about class with you and help you sign up for class if it’s a good fit . (No one gets into class unless she knows the techniques with work with your consciousness.)

About Julia

Julia studied Zen, Buddhism, Shamanism, the Kabala, Alchemy, astrology, herbalism, and  yoga as well as meditating for much of her life. When she met real wolves, she began to hear and perceive the voices of plants, animals, and people. Julia translated these experiences into techniques and understanding about energy that can transform your life.

Why Does Life Feel So Intense?

You may see master numbers like 11:11 or 22:22 while encountering synchronicity constantly—or you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed emotionally. A small event may send you reeling back into the worst of childhood memories, but you’re totally peaceful after a few minutes of meditation.

What’s happening? The earth (and humanity) are experiencing huge waves of light, solar storms, and fluctuations in geomagnetic field. Astrologically, we’re preparing for a New Moon/Solar Eclipse on July 2. (The chart lines up with aspects of the United States’ natal chart. Think about what you love about it because conjunctions intensify both good and bad.) Mercury retro begins on July 7 and extends throughout the month. A lunar eclipse comes on July 16 along with many retrograde, outer planets. Obviously, the earth and nature are changing with the current cosmic changes.

Yes, the energy will become stronger, and people will probably become more reactive unless the “conscious” group devotes to more meditation.

Why Are People So Emotional?

Light amplifies everything. Think about shining a huge light on a room. You’ll see the dust and dirt hidden beneath the surface. The same is true with the self.

The past is “up” for examination. It usually doesn’t feel good to relive mistakes and painful events. However, it’s how you evolve. However, karma is simply a lower vibration. When you learn how to maintain a higher vibration and/or new vibrations, you displace karma and create new opportunities in life. (Light and/or a higher frequency actually connects you to the quantum field where energy behaves very differently, creating small and large miracles.)

What About Self-Sabotage?

Self-sabotage and mistakes come from a relatively, small part of the self. If you’re experiencing awakening and/or higher consciousness, you’re probably complex with many, different parts of the self.

Only a small part of you (one part of the self) is making mistakes, and it occurs when you’re not awake. This part of the self will share ideas and thoughts when you’re not paying attention. They often sound good because they are part of an old pattern—a program to keep you in the comfort zone of staying the same. You’re noticing self-sabotage because you’re awakening. Otherwise, you wouldn’t notice it. You’d think life wasn’t working, and it wasn’t your fault.

NOTE: It doesn’t help to feel guilt or blame yourself. It’s best to know a small part of you created the dissonance. Send light to it. Promise to do better.

What Can You Do?

It’s important to remember this is a time of awakening. There are huge opportunities for growth in consciousness, manifesting our dreams, and bringing wholeness into this incarnation. (I didn’t say it was easy!)

Meditation and manifestation are very important because meditation teaches connection with the Divine, and manifestation teaches us how to reach the quantum field. They both raise your frequency, which how spiritual change takes place. (It’s not selfish because we learn – and want to – share whatever we manifest with others. It’s particularly true if you’re creating from your heart.)

Focus on the heart in moments of chaos. Ask for help instead of focusing on problems. Call on your angels, guides, and the universe. Imagine having the solution instead of searching for it.

There’s a part of you that knows what to do. You may not find it right away, but it will appear if you focus on 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.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Summer Solstice: Substantial Shift in Energy

Image by Amanda Clark

Midsummer’s Night evokes images of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, walking amidst forest creatures as she stirs magic in the heart of humans. Summer solstice is a mystical time. Solstices and equinoxes create a doorway into the spiritual world that can heighten evolution, which helps in raising our energy to a higher vibration. The solstice brings an influx of light, which can literally illuminate dreams and desires. (We can “see” the light of the solstice as illuminating our dreams/desires and bringing them into form.)

The summer solstice chart includes both excellent and challenging aspects. We’re experiencing a carry-over from Monday’s Full Moon when it was conjunct Galactic Center. There is the unusual and uplifting aspects of Jupiter (good fortune) conjunct Galactic Center. (Some astrologers believe Galactic Center represents light, love, and the quantum field—the place of grace, mysticism, and the “good” in life.) Additionally, the light and intensity of Monday’s full moon will carry over into the forecast.

With Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aquarius, thought is illuminated, increasing access to the higher mind. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in air signs, stimulating mentality and the higher mind. It’s important to take time to meditate and stay in a calm state of mind for good discernment when the mind moves rapidly. Venus sits in Gemini, and emphasis on the mind can it (too) easy to confuse other people’s thoughts and mental state with our own.

Mercury (thought) is placed in Cancer, an emotional, water sign, and this placement can lead to strong emotional reactions and confusing thoughts and feelings. For example, we may think of someone from the past and feel angry or sad—when the true message concerns a higher state of mind.

Challenging…But Ultimately Fulfilling

Sometimes, we have to endure obstacles to align with the inner self, but I’ve never known anyone who regretted the decision. The challenging aspects of a chart can gift wisdom, insight, and understanding. Such is the case with oppositions between Mercury and Mars and Saturn and Pluto.

Mercury (thought) and Mars (action, energy) are both in Cancer, stimulating strong emotions. The planets are in opposition to Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious). Saturn and Pluto want us to see where our lives are aligned with our inner self. Mars is emotional in Cancer, and it tends to express lower emotions such as blame or anger when confronted with the larger plan. (Many students have written and asked about the part of the self that sabotages their efforts. It’s easy to see at this point because of the oppositions between Mars (energy, action in life) and Mercury (thought) with Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration). The real point is to align our lives with the inner self in a new, wonderful way.)

Saturn and Pluto are much stronger in this chart than Mercury and Mars in Cancer. Saturn (limitation, karma) can operate as an instructor who indicates the best alignment for our path, and Pluto tends to demonstrate the darkness of others, the world, or the self in our lives.  If we permit it, the two planets can pull us through patterns such as self-sabotage, self-indulgence, and lack of discipline. By releasing some of these characteristics, we can open to Galactic Center and the power of the solstice. (It’s a wonderful to begin devotion to meditation, a new endeavor, or to develop a gift.)

Additional Aspects

Venus (love, relationships) in Gemini increases mental activity. Venus in Gemini is intense about social interaction, interested in widening her romantic and social circle, and riveted by mental activity. However, it’s easy to miss the depth and meaning of life when experiencing a social whirlwind. The other half of the message involves slowing down and feeling the true energies of the others and the beauty of the world in the summer months.

Venus opposes Jupiter (good fortune), hinting at the importance of taking life slowly and finding answers with the heart—not the mind. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can increase our ability to see beauty in life but can cause confusion in separating fact and fantasy.

Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). It’s a powerful duo, working together to bring power into our lives and to teach proper application. Saturn wants perfection and continual do-overs, and Pluto pushes achievement. They cycle back and forth, tearing down and building up. (It’s a long-term influence that can recreate our lives in a higher form or bring alignment with the excesses of the ego.)

Mercury (mind, communications) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), bringing the rational and intuitive mind in union and heightening creative abilities. Venus (love, relationships) squares Neptune, which may bring misconceptions and delusions about love. Mars (action, male) trines Neptune, and the aspect heightens sensitivity and sympathy for others. Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares Neptune, which can lead us astray, taking us out of practical routines and into unrealistic expectations. (Stay slow and steady.)

Sun squares Chiron (wounded healer), indicating mental activity may move in the opposite direction of healing. Many aspects in the chart hint at healing through self-observation, a slower, insightful pace, and a desire to see through illusion and focus on truth.

Tips:

  1. Jupiter’s alignment with Galactic Center brings love, light, and expansion.
  2. Many planets in air (mind) can increase mental activity. Work to center on the heart and locate the higher mind. (This aspect can also align us with the nervousness and agitation of others. Notice this and pull back into the self.)
  3. Saturn (limitation, time) and Pluto (underworld, transmutation) want a discovery of how our personal programs lack alignment with the inner self as well as a meaningful shift in the right direction.
  4. Neptune (mysticism, idealism) clouds the overall picture with illusion, heightened intuition, and beauty. Discernment is necessary.
  5. It is a chart that can bring evolution. Nature and the spiritual world will be open and cooperative on the solstice.

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

Planetary Change: Thought and Illusion

Image by Josephine Wall

The New Moon appears on Monday, June 3, at 6:01 am. It’s a time of the void when we reflect on the next lunar cycle of energy. The New Moon chart focuses on the mind with Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Gemini. It brings intense mental energy along with a feeling of pressure. The Sabian Symbols point to learning how to share our gifts, new beginnings, and the importance of intuitive perception.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury are placed in Gemini, an air sign, representing the duality of thought. An emphasis on duality is found throughout the chart, and duality is resolved within the inner self. Sun and Moon are in the air sign of Gemini, symbolized by the twins, and ruling the mind and all forms of communication.  Air can refer to the lower or higher mind, and twins are a symbol of duality-representing the interplay of light and darkness. The element of air can also represent the quantum field, the instantaneous transfer of information from the cosmos into the personal mind that creates a gestalt moment of realization.


Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are conjunct or closely placed, heightening the stimulation of our mental processes. The conjunctions act as a catalyst for the mind, increasing our propensity to fire rapid thoughts. Discernment is the key to differentiate between meaningless and meaningful thoughts.  (Influences such as emotions, sensations, the energy fields of others, and the overall global frequency affect our thoughts.)

Too much thought and mental activity can cause nervousness and/or restlessness. The air (mental activity) in the chart can keep us in our head when emotions and connection with the earth are needed to pass through the intense but uplifting chart. (There are many aspects and planetary placements, which help with transformation and evoke sensitivity.)

A T-square exerts pressure, and it causes restlessness and interference with mental focus. It is formed between Sun/Moon in Gemini, Jupiter in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Pisces.  By meditating and focusing on the inner self, we can discern the thoughts and actions that lead to a calmer mind and inner focus.

Venus (feminine, relationships, love) is placed in Taurus, and it is exalted. Venus connects us to the beauty of life and expands our ability to commune with the earth. This placement encourages communication with the earth and opens our consciousness. Venus trines Pluto, which gives the opportunity to experience higher, more elated emotion.

Mars (masculine energy, assertiveness) placed in Cancer is a bit misplaced, and it tends to pull our energy down with emotional reactions, which may feel surprisingly strong. It tends to elicit strong emotions from the past and angry feelings that may have been repressed.  Mars opposes Saturn (karma, time), creating energy that feels like start and stop. Mars wants to move forward, and Saturn wants to go slowly and methodically. Mars trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), increasing creativity and a sense of community.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) in Gemini oppose Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion, in Sagittarius. Sun opposition Jupiter t bestows radiance, strength, and overconfidence. It can cause the desire to jump into many ideas and projects at once. (Contemplate the actual work before you begin.) Moon (emotions) opposes Jupiter, which can heighten feelings of positivity and generosity but can also bring a feeling of restlessness. Mercury (mind) I sin opposition to Jupiter, and it accelerates the tendency and desire to make plans and/or move in several directions at once. (Jupiter expands everything, and it heightens optimism. However, it tends to overlook details and the need for hard work.)

Neptune

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter square Neptune. Venus sextiles Neptune. Mars trines Neptune. Saturn sextiles Neptune. Sun (life) square (tension) Neptune, casting light on our personal darkness and doubts. The aspect deal with false impressions about the self, usually stemming from childhood. Mastery comes from confidence, positive self-esteem, and finding the underlying truth about the perception of lack. Moon (emotions) square Neptune heightens sensitivity and compassion for others, accelerating our ability to help others, and it helps with creativity and emotional expression.  Mercury square Neptune clouds thinking and perception of the “real” world.  Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares Neptune can give magically infused and creative ideas, but they will need translation into the practical world. It’s important to see the line between illusion and reality with desires to move forward in life as ideas tend to need a great deal of practical work to come into form.

Venus (love, relationships) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation) Venus trine (harmonious) Pluto can lead to intensely emotional and spiritual realizations. It heightens our spiritual faith and can lead to positive transformation. Saturn, lord of karma and structure, conjuncts (close to) Pluto, gives a desire to work through limitations of the past while transforming our lives. Neptune (mysticism, idealism) sextiles Pluto, which helps in dissolving old patterns and finding our way in the paradigm of the New Age, and it also aids in aligning positively with collective energies.

Mercury (communication) and Mars (action, male energy) square Chiron (wounded healer). We may learn about thoughts and actions that slow or delay healing.  Mercury (communications) rules our thoughts and ability to communicate. In Gemini, it moves very quickly. Mars in Cancer can bring old resentments and emotional patterns to the surface.

NOTES:

  1. It’s easy for our minds to spin too rapidly with inner planets placed in Gemini.  It’s important to slow down, meditate, and listen to the heart. Find activities that quiet the mind and engage the inner self.
  2. A T-square makes life feel very intense for a few days. Try to relax and take care of yourself.
  3. Aspects with Jupiter tend to enlarge our plans and lead us to ignore the practical and hard work that is necessary for accomplishing them. Choose less instead more when planning the future.
  4. Neptune (mysticism, illusion) plays an important role in this chart. Neptune also heightens sensitivity and intuition. In this chart, Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter square Neptune, making it necessary to understand where we are limited by lack of self-esteem, the placement of illusion in our dreams, and accepting that our thoughts may be slightly confused in the near future.
  5.  Aspects with Pluto (subconscious, transformation) can lead to higher realizations, dissolving patterns, and working through limitations to create and transform life
  6. Chiron is squared (tension) by Mars (action) and Mercury (thought).  It’s necessary to take a look at mental and physical patterns, which interfere with healing.
  7. Meditate often to align with intuition and to return to the heart.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Gemini 13, “A World-Famous Pianist Giving a Concert Performance”.  The best performances come from individuals who have practiced and mastered a gift.  A pianist shares their talent with a large group of people. The symbol urges us to share our talents and gifts with others. At this pivotal point in evolution, our skills with light, healing, and love are needed by the world—and it’s time to share them.

Mercury is on Gemini 28, “Society Granting Bankruptcy to Him, A Man Leaves the Court with Mixed Feelings”. A person has been judged by others. The past is wiped away, and he must contemplate another phase in life. Perhaps, the symbol tells us to move beyond our mistakes of the past. It’s time to focus our minds on a better future.

Venus is on Taurus 24, “An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely with Human Scalps Hanging at His Belt”. The symbol evokes an image of revenge, territory, and aggressive action. The lesson is the opposite. Ascending on the spiritual path requires love and compassion—even as we move passionately into our desires and longings. Desires must be accomplished in a peaceful, loving way.

Mars sits on Cancer 12, “A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby Whose Aura Reveals Him to be the Reincarnation of a Great Teacher”.  The symbol indicates to need to use inner gifts such as intuition or devotion to perceive spiritual opportunities. When we find them, it’s necessary to nourish and nurture our findings—as we would with a baby. (The gifts must be nourished before revealing them to the world.)

Jupiter sits on Sagittarius 21, “A Child and A Dog Wearing Borrowed Eyeglasses”. The child puts its glasses on the dog, which may give a human appearance of intellect.  The symbol can refer to those who wear glasses to look more intelligent—or assuming role that one wants to assume in life. It could also refer to imagining or pretending a new identity to manifest it.

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.

May’s Full Moon/Wesak

May’s Full Moon marks the passage of Wesak, the celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. After Buddha’s birth, the legend tells he took seven steps, and a lotus appeared in each of the steps. The forces of his enlightenment flood the planet on this day—a dispensation to all who are aware and open.

Appearing on May 18, the full moon is placed in the water sign of Scorpio, hinting at the power of transformation. The Sun is in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus, and Moon in Scorpio bring fertility to the earth, encouraging germination, growth, and fulfillment. (It’s a wonderful time to add plants or seeds to the garden, and the same is true for tending and developing desires and dreams.)

Five planets in Taurus bestow a feeling of connection with nature and the heart. They also ground us, blocking from lower vibrations from the outer world. Taurus helps in creating abundance, feeling the goodness of the world, and discovering self-worth in the physical world.

A Grand Trine, which is both beneficial and harmonious, is formed between Moon (inner self, emotions), Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and North Node (spiritual direction and imperative). By aligning our emotions with the Divine, we can move in the direction of greater spirituality, which brings lightness, happiness, and relief.

Sun (life, light) trines Saturn (karma, time), enhancing our ability to focus, concentrate, and build new structures in life through heart-felt devotion. Sun trines (harmonious) Pluto (subconscious, transmutation); this aspect gives powers of rejuvenation, courage, and the ability to rebuild life in a new form.  Sun conjuncts (close to, amplifies) Mercury (communication), and it sharpens the intellect and intuition.

Moon (emotions, feminine, moods) in Scorpio opposes Mercury (communication), creating a mixture of confusion and clarity. When our mood changes, we may feel mental confusion—or we may feel very clear, depending on the wave of energy. Moon sextiles (positive) Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can aid with positive use of resources in rebuilding and/or recreating our lives. (Both Saturn and Pluto can represent resources.) Moon trines (positive, harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and it can open our consciousness to deep states of devotion and focused meditation.

Mercury is highlighted in the chart through aspects with Sun/Moon/Saturn/Pluto. With this emphasis, it’s important to contemplate thoughts that align the heart and mind—and lead to expansion and happiness. Mercury (communications, higher mind) trines (harmonious) Saturn, and this aspect can add diligence and persistence to our spiritual quest as well as clarity of mind. Mercury trines Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), enhancing our ability to find hidden answers such as esoteric realizations and insights into subconscious patterns.

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, in Taurus conjuncts (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This placement can open our hearts to universal love and/or make our emotions about love move erratically. (The challenge lies discerning in source of emotion—subconscious or higher self.) Venus’ influence is felt throughout chart with five planets in Taurus. It urges awareness of the physical world, grounding in nature, and learning the right way of creating a life that aligns with the heart.

Mars (action, male energy) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign, and it tends to heighten emotion instead of inspiring action. It’s important to know that emotions are not always real, and they change in accordance to various stimuli. Fortunately, Mars is in opposition to Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and this aspect encourages boldness, forward movement, and confidence.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sits in Sagittarius, encouraging spiritual growth and realization. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (illusion, mysticism). The aspect indicates a time for releasing old beliefs, illusions, and expectations. Confusion, disorganization, and illusion can accompany the square. When we move through illusion, we discover greater truths.

Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transmutation) in Capricorn. The conjunction can affect commerce, income, and resources. It also asks for rebuilding life in the areas of goals, dreams, and ambitions. At its best, it moves us through worries and fears, teaching us to replace limitations with success.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which heightens our ability to transcend limitations through an exalted, meditative state. Neptune trines North Node (spiritual direction), which encourages finding and aligning with our inner compass on a higher level.

Many planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter) aspect Pluto, indicating the importance of observing our subconscious patterns, which cause limitation and darkness, while learning how to embrace, transmute, and integrate this energy on a higher level in the coming New Age. (Think of many people observing their personal darkness and illuminating it with light.)

NOTES:

The repetitive theme of reflection on love and thought is obvious throughout the chart. With five planets placed in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, it’s wise to contemplate our definition of love and its expansion in life. It’s important to contemplate creating a beautiful life that we love. It’s also about feeling the flow of nature in daily life. (In alchemy, nature holds and demonstrates the secrets of inner growth.)

When the planets are peaceful and harmonious, the challenge lies in making time for devotion and creating change. It’s easy to relax in the beauty and float through life, but the universe asks for constant awareness of the inner self and evolution.

There are two strong energies within the chart. One asks for push and drive with ambition, projects, and creation a new life. The other asks for interpretation of mystical energies in a quiet, reflective state. It’s a way of combining the passive and action aspects of duality.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Taurus 28, “A Woman in Middle Life Stands in Rapt, Sudden Realization of Forgotten Charms, in Unexpected Recovery of Romance.” It’s never too late to rediscover love or life; the potential always exists. The symbol depicts remembering a “lost” part of the self and finding it again when experiencing a higher vibration. (We integrate many parts of the self on the spiritual path.)

Moon sits on Scorpio 21, “Obeying His Conscience, A Soldier Resists Orders.” It’s a perfect symbol for the Scorpio moon, which opposes Mercury (thought). In this case, conscience refers to the inner self, and orders may refer to thought (Mercury) and moods (Moon). The heart is the place where we can literally review both thought and mood.

Mercury is placed on Taurus 24, “An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely with Human Scalps Hanging at His Belt”.  The symbol refers to vengeance, territories, and disputes. It also speaks of the importance of evolving beyond these types of basic needs.

Venus sits on Taurus 4, “The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow.” It’s a beautiful symbol, depicting the possibility of aligning with the Divine. We find the treasure through our imagination, spiritual yearnings, and consistent work.

Mars sits on Cancer 2, “A Man on a Magic Carpet Observes Vast Vistas Below”. The symbol suggests the importance of traveling through life on a higher frequency, which elevates consciousness above problems and the mundane in life. From this perspective, it’s possible to find unseen answers from this place of detachment.

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 23, “A Group of Immigrants Fulfilling the Requirements for Entering A New Country.” It could refer to the New Age and the requirements of higher consciousness. We are literally learning a new language through intuition and compassion as we become re-oriented to the new energies.

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.

Planetary Change: New Moon Abundance

May is a particularly beautiful month. The Sun sits in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, and it conveys a time of flowers—an abundance expressed by the physical world. For the month of May, the lesson appears as realization of our ability to create and receive abundance in physical form. (Abundance is love, joy, health, beauty, and wealth.)

The New and Full Moons tend to heighten our impression and sensation of energy as we experience the absence and presence of light simultaneously as a group. As the group energies become stronger, our experience becomes more intense. The New Moon on May 4 follows the recent pattern of increased awareness, tension, and opportunity of opening to spiritual light.

The Sun (life) and Moon (moods, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus. They trine (harmonious) Saturn, the giver of structure, lessons, and karma. In this case, we may a clear path through karma or recreate our life in a new form. Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). This aspect may help with receiving hints or insights from the mysterious, unseen world. Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, regeneration), granting power to move through subconscious limitations and/or the courage to move forward in life.

Mercury (communications, thought) and Venus are placed in Aries, a fast-paced fire sign, which encourages thoughts and insights that create activated change in life. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus (love, beauty), aligning the mind with the heart. Mercury and Venus trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating positive energy with taking steps forward in life. However, both planets square (tension) Saturn (karma, limitation), and this can slow our progress. (It may also indicate the need for review the heart’s true desire before taking a step into expansion.) Mercury and Venus square (tension) Pluto in Capricorn, asking for a review of our personal limitations and a change of perception that may be necessary before altering our lives.

Mercury and Venus represent thought and love. We all have perceptions about the self, life, and love that limit our ability to step into wholeness and abundance. Additionally, we have limiting thoughts about ourselves and life—and we’re only beginning to learn how to love ourselves personally. The aspects with Saturn and Pluto mentioned above are about resourcefulness and learning how to change ourselves through universal love and quantum experiences. (It takes time.)

Mars (action) is placed in Gemini, an air sign, which can cause the mind to interfere with action. Gemini represents the twins, and it’s easy to become lost in the mind before realizing an action has not been completed. Mars squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it causes more confusion to unsettled mind. Fortunately, Mars is in opposition (opposite) Jupiter (good fortune), which is actually a positive aspect. It gives courage and enthusiasm along with a desire to pursue our quest. (Part of the lesson is to pursue a quest, which benefits the “All”. In other words, we need an unselfish quest aligned with universal truth.)

Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and personal expansion. The planet trines (harmonious) Uranus, which represents the New Age. Together, they increase exuberance, good luck, and hopefulness. Jupiter squares (tension) Pluto, which asks for the discovery of aspects of the self (and the world) that slow our progress on the path of life. Through this discovery, we make meaningful change.

Saturn (karma) conjuncts Pluto (underworld, transmutation), bringing ambitions and the desire for change to forefront. Pluto incites ambition and the desire for power, and Saturn modulates it with a desire for disciplined devotion and patience. It can heighten fear, obsession, and desire for power—or it can act as force to tear down incorrect structures in our lives and rebuild them in a new form.

Uranus (sudden change or quantum field) is placed in Taurus and is remarkable for aspects only with Mercury, which can inspire higher thinking, and Jupiter, which brings hopefulness and optimism with future pursuits.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces forms sextiles with Sun, Moon, and Saturn, opening the door to mystical insights through dreams and inner realizations.  A square with Mars (action) can cloud our perception of right action and/or reading of intuitions and insights. Jupiter (good fortune) square Neptune, and it teaches about our misconceptions and illusions in life. It can also reveal our naivety in relationships, particularly about trusting others.

Pluto holds a big space in this chart. In retrograde position, it tends to reveal aspects of life that are hidden—and require unveiling.  With exception of Uranus, every planet in the chart makes an aspect with Pluto, so it is affecting us on almost every level. (There’s a saying, “Everyone has a chapter in life that they don’t read aloud.” Pluto’s current influence may require that we read it aloud—at least to ourselves. When we face our inner darkness, we find strength to recreate by becoming more in alignment with the inner self.)

Planet Retrograde

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) are currently in retrograde. On a basic level, Jupiter asks for review of what keeps us from our dreams. Saturn brings personal lack and limitation to the surface. Pluto shows the hidden darkness within ourselves in our lives. These particular retrogrades ask us to look at what we don’t what to see, but the purpose actually serves us. It’s about seeing the truth and moving in new directions in our lives. (It’s only through the transmutation of the shadow that we find our wholeness.)

The North Node, representing the spiritual direction of group consciousness, is in Cancer. North Node in Cancer asks for respect for feminine, empathy, and kindness. Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld) oppose it. (Saturn and Pluto currently push us into personal power and acquisition of goals, the opposite energy of North Node.) Venus (love, beauty) squares (tension) the North Node. Together, the planets and North Node deliver a message. It’s wonderful to realize goals and make progress in our outer life, but the desires should also promote opening the heart and nurturing others as part of our self-expression and growth.

Notes:

  1. The chart is strong in fire (passion) and earth (grounding).  These elements together encourage passionate motion and quiet time spent in reflection or aligning with nature. There’s a focus on abundance and optimism. (See Sabian symbols below.)
  2. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) provide a push about contemplating and creating abundance. Trines with Saturn and Pluto give power and insight into creating structures in life. (Release the old life while imagining a new one. Mercury (communications) and Venus (love, partnerships) in Aries push us onward with this pursuit.
  3. Mercury (mind) and Venus (love) square Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld, transformation), encouraging patience and spiritual devotion to overcome energies and karma from the past.
  4.  Life may seem more beautiful than usual because of aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It heightens intuition and brings answers in a dreamy way.
  5. Higher thought and love are part of evolution. It’s important in creating a new way of being and living. Higher thoughts connect us to the divine, and the right kind of love opens the heart to new possibilities. Right thought and love serve to lift and evolve human consciousness.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon on Taurus 15, “A Man with a Silk Hat, Muffled Against the Cold, Braves a Storm”.  The symbol refers to a storm. It may appear in the outer world as a shared emotion or difficulty; it could also refer to personal emotions or hardships. The silk hat represents the importance of believing in indications of prosperity and better times—or remaining optimistic while moving through difficulties. (in this chart, it could refer to the influence of Saturn (karma) and Pluto (underworld) as we clear the substance of the influences of past memories and hardships.

Mercury sits on Aries 27, “Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity Is Gained”. It’s a marvelous symbol for the New Moon, which depicts the power of manifestation—the ability to bring thoughts into form by imagining and visualizing lost hope, opportunities, and joy. It points to the power of using the mind and communication with the Divine to recreate one’s life in a wonderful way.

Venus is placed on Aries 18, “An Empty Hammock Hangs Between Two Lovely Trees”.  Venus represents love, partnerships, and beauty. Relaxing in nature with a soft focus on dreams can sometimes activate the inner self, enhancing the alignment with manifestation—the development and creation of a desirable life.  

Mars sits on Gemini 23, “Three Fledglings in a Nest High Up in a Tree.” Birds are creatures of the air, which can represent the messengers of divine messages. Again, the image of resting in a safe place appears in the astrological line-up.  As time passes and the fledglings grow, they will master the power of soaring through the air. (Air represents thought, so we may develop our ability to cultivate thoughts that lead to a higher understanding of the spiritual world.)

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 24, “A Bluebird, a Sign of Good Luck and Happiness, Is Standing at the Door of the House”. A symbol for optimism appears again with the bluebird of joy. Awareness of good signs, energies, and the hints that point to synchronicity, we can open to a tide of good fortune although we journey through the storm, symbolized by the Sun and Moon.

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.