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New World, New Moon Forecast!

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The New Moon is in Gemini, which rules the mind, communication, the wind, clouds, birds and all creatures of the air. It presents  several planets in mutable (changeable) signs, which tend to represent the two sides of the self, the ego and soul. (In alchemy, we learn about carefully integrating the ego and acting on the soul.) With Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Gemini, we also experience fluctuation with the past and future selves–who were before the pandemic and who we will become in the future.
The New Moon appears on Friday, May 22nd at 1:38 pm. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind, communications)  in Gemini sharpens our ability to speak, write, and express our truth; it’s also easy to become lost in the ramblings of the mind when we lose our center. (Every sign has negative and positive qualities.)
Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which helps in finding our way through recent changes in life. (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are believed to influence the current situation, and they are in retrograde, which eases the feeling and energy of the current collective. Sun and Moon square (tension) Mars, the planet of action); the square elicits strong emotion and frustration/impatience as associated with action.
Venus
Venus
One of the challenging aspects is Venus (love, relationships) retrograde in Gemini. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism/illusion). Duality is intrinsic in the placement as we long for the love, found in dreams, and experience dissatisfaction in personal relationships. It’s a confusing aspect and placement that reveals what we truly want with love, how our energies are out of alignment, and a perpetual desire for boundaries and reassessment. Fortunately, Venus square Neptune also inspires creativity, heightens perception of beauty, and opens us to the recognition of the reality/illusion of our dreams about love.
  • Mercury (thought) in Gemini is beautifully placed for excellent communication, mental inspiration, and perceiving the higher mind. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus (love), and it creates a wonderful harmony between the heart and mind. Mercury squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can bring doubt and confusion about our decisions and thoughts. With this aspect, we have to use intuition and align with the heart to know if our perception is true or false. (Think of the contradictions currently presented by the media.)
  • Mars (action) in Pisces is often confused on an emotional level. As mutable, water sign, it wants to love its way through life on a cosmic level, but life calls for boundaries, physical action, and speaking our truth. Mars in Pisces becomes frustrated when others fail to perceive intuitive messages, and it can lead to feelings of victimization and anger.
  • Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto ( underworld, transformation) remain conjunct as the three rulers of the current time (pandemic).  Fortunately, they are moving in a retrograde direction, which weakens the energy. However, we will continue to see what’s hidden in the darkness of the world, and, hopefully, make discoveries that align us with nature–and the universe!
Tips:
1) The forecast is pleasant in comparison to recent months. Trines with Sun/Moon are uplifting, and they bring feelings of optimism.
2) The quantity of mutable signs indicates that we’re experiencing dual aspects of life and self, which increase the sensation of polarity. We may feel a pull between the past and future or the ego and soul. (When we oscillate between aspects of the self, we’re actually deciding what we want to create in the future.)
3) Squares with Mercury (communication), Venus (love), and Neptune (mysticism/illusion) can cloud issues and understanding. It’s necessary to use intuition to move through life.
4) Venus (love) square Neptune in retrograde brings dissatisfaction with relationships. By learning what we truly want (the opposite of our experience), we can find it–particularly through appropriate boundaries and expressing (and identifying) the true feelings of our heart.
5) Mars in Pisces intensifies emotions and acts on feelings. It’s best to observe thoughts and feelings–and detach before taking action.

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.

 

April’s Pink Full Moon

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appears on April 7. It’s another super moon with intense energies. The term “pink moon” refers to celebrating the color of flowers and the emergence of spring. The chart brings both harmonious and challenging aspects; it brings potential for growth with personal aspirations and inner growth. A Libra moon suggests reflection on relationships of all kinds.

The Sun (outer life) is placed in Aries, a fire sign representing individual initiative, new beginnings, and a passionate quest. It squares Jupiter and Pluto, which are currently conjunct in Capricorn, creating conflict and tension between our individual quest and the current collective experience. (How do we retain our personal lives while acting – or not acting – within the collective experience of isolation?)

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

Moon also squares Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (underworld, subconscious), bringing emotional patterns, hidden life information, and secrets to the surface. We may have insights about insecurities and emotions—or we may fluctuate between higher frequencies and lower consciousness.

Mercury remains in Pisces, a water sign that can amplify illusion and all forms of emotion. In another sense, it can heighten intuition or align our mind with the illusion of fear. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Neptune, heightening the mix of emotion and thought. Mercury sextiles (mildly positive) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Essentially, Mercury can heighten negative illusion and/or help with reading higher energies. (Balance is the key.)

Venus (feminine, love) moved into Gemini, and she will stay in the position through June. Gemini is the air sign of the twins, ruling communications and short journeys. When Venus is placed in an air sign, it benefits clarity of thought. Truly lovely aspects are formed by Venus in this chart—as a saving grace. The emphasis on love is perhaps a sign of the right direction in an unusual time although it relates to personal love and beauty. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (action, male), Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The trines may aid in our quest to find optimism and higher frequencies in a trying time.

Mars in Aquarius, an air sign ruling group consciousness, mixes thought and action. Mars loves action and initiative, but Aquarius rules mentality and unique approaches. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, the planet ruling the Age of Aquarius, group endeavors, and collective consciousness Our actions can become erratic and sudden (impulsive), or we may be guided by the quantum field.

 

Emphasis on Collective Energies

The current conjunction between Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) is partially the cause of the “new”, strange reality. Saturn brings balance through limiting the flow of specific energies, and Pluto brings hidden energies to the surface. (The two, together, rule and cause collective change.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) expands everything that it touches, and it recently joined the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, enlarging the overall energy. As it moves away from its close approach to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in a few weeks, we may feel relief as a positive spin away from the current environment.

Neptune (illusion, mysticism) sits Pisces, a water sign that can amplify the flow of emotions and energy in a positive or negative sense. By moving our consciousness to a higher point with positive visuals, we may find a way to concentrate the flow of energy in a positive sense – such as last weekend’s global meditation.

Overall, the chart indicates the energies of this time as well as specific methods for seeking release and redemption of its lower forms. Love and positive focus of consciousness are two simple steps that can accomplish a great deal.

 

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 Forecast, Another Shift

 

The New Moon appears on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:28 am. Sun and Moon are in the Aries, the sign of the ram. Aries marks the return of spring and the inherent possibilities associated with new beginnings. The fire sign denotes creativity, a strong will, and a fierceness with focus. On the negative, the sign can bring egocentric qualities and a scattered feeling In a moon chart, Aries brings creativity and rapidity along with a strong desire to begin a project and/or life in a new way.

As we continue to work with our collective experience of corona virus and other economic problems along with many environmental issues, the new moon chart hints at solutions.

The Sabian Symbols (a method of reading the aspects more deeply) gives broader indications. For example, the Sun and Moon sit on Aries, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. In metaphysics, the triangle is a symbol of harmony, white represents purity, and golden wings are help from heaven. By focusing on harmony within the self, we receive support from the unseen world. Jupiter (good fortune) is represented by “A Woman Entering the Convent”, which is an experience that may feel familiar in our current state of isolation.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) square North Node (spiritual direction for collective consciousness) in Cancer, the feminine water sign, which is nurturing and compassionate. (In other words, it’s important to continue with a slower pace and check for a compassionate outlook as opposed to flying to win or achieve.)

Sun and Moon conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer), which can amplify our awareness of our wounds and karma. It can also indicate the beginning of understanding the energy behind our group karma, which is a substantial part of any healing—as we can clear the karma when we identify and understand the obstacle. (Aspects with Chiron can bring back memories and old feelings associated with the past. Good memories align with the inner self. With difficult memories, we must understand the energy behind them if we hope to achieve positive change.)

Mercury (communications, mind) is placed in Pisces, a water sign which is intuitive as opposed to logical. It’s dreamy and unfocused, so don’t feel badly if you haven’t adjusted to your new home schedule. feels as opposed to thinking. In this placement, it’s dreamy, unorganized, and emotional. It causes difficulty with focus on routine tasks, interrupting thoughts and plans. Fortunately, Mercury trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, transformation) helps with the ability to discover secrets, solve mysteries, and find unexpected answers.

Venus is love and beauty, and she points to possible ways that lead out of the current dilemma. Placed in the earth sign of Taurus, Venus is about building beautiful forms in the material world, aligning with the earth, and seeing the loveliness of life in the present moment. Venus trines (harmonious) four planets, aligning our energy with her vibrations in several different forms.

Venus (love) in Taurus, gives connection with the earth and heightens the sense of physical love. Venus forms beautiful aspects, which could be very helpful, Venus trines Mars (male energy, action), giving harmony between the male/female aspect of the self and the sexes. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune), heightening the presence of love and expanding its good. Venus trines Pluto (transmutation, underworld), giving the ability to transform relationships in new ways. It can help in finding and expressing the transformative quality of love in creative ways.

Venus (love) and Jupiter (good fortune) sextile Neptune (mysticism, illusion). With this aspect, we can see through the illusion of sickness and fear by moving into love and hope. Whenever Jupiter and Neptune align positively, there is always greater hope and possibility for goodness and growth.

Mars (male, overall energy) is exalted in Capricorn, giving strength, willpower, and courage to overcome difficult circumstances. In this positive placement, it brings power to overcome resistance and obstacles, bestowing strength on every level of life. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, causing a desire for the new world (Uranus) and the need for the safety of the familiar. (We can see this in the outer world.)

Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) moved into Aquarius, and it tends to affect borders, structures, and boundaries. Saturn sat in Aquarius with a new emphasis on humanitarian values with focus on group endeavors and positive changes for the collective. Aquarius is a fixed sign, which can indicate a fixed point of view that needs examination. It prefers tolerance, fairness, and a cooperative point of view.

Uranus is in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. In the few months since it’s movement into Taurus, we’ve become a new cycle that breaks the old cycle of movement, pollution of the earth, and the habit of spending as a form of enjoyment. (There’s nowhere to go!) If we take the opportunity, there’s ample time to breathe in the spring beauty and take a pause to gaze at the flowers.

The Collective Change

On the collective level, change occurs through the conjunctions of Mars (male, energy), Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (transformation, underworld). Pluto rules collective energy, and conjunctions represent planets in close proximity, which amplifies their qualities. In short, these are global changes that will continue throughout 2020.

Challenges usually involve change, the ability to align with courage, hope, and right action. Mars placed in Capricorn supports the shift. Jupiter in Aquarius provides humanitarian values and new thoughts and ideas. Saturn (limitation, karma) may point to the need for commitment to spiritual values and practices, which support the earth. Pluto plunges us into the underworld where there are fear and shadows, but it also lends support for transformation if we are willing to embrace the truth of the change.

Notes

  • The chart is basically positive with tools and energy to begin work on the current global epidemic. The forecast points to the power of love (aspects with Venus), the importance of healing the earth (Uranus in Taurus), and the strength of inner will and courage (Mars in Capricorn)
  • Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) in Aries stimulate our will power and intelligence. They also mark the time of a new beginning (although it’s not yet defined.).
  • Sun/Moon square with North Node (group spiritual direction) reminds us to remain compassionate as we find personal solutions for life—and to think of others with kindness when we can.
  • Sun/Moon conjunction with Chiron may stimulate old wounds and memories. (There’s usually something that we don’t yet understand energetically with negative memories that replay. When we grasp the message and lesson, the memory dissipates.)
  • Saturn in Aquarius seeks new boundaries, borders, and structures in the world, which encompass a new way of life.
  • The Collective Conjunctions bring humanity together on a global level. This will continue throughout 2020.

Sabian Symbols based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun/Moon sit on Aries 5, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. It’s a perfect symbol for this time. A triangle is a symbol of harmony and balance, and golden wings suggest help from the angels and/or spiritual world. By coming into harmony through the inner self, we evoke help from the higher aspects of life.

Mercury is placed on Pisces 7, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on the Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist”. A cross implies mastery of all four worlds—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Surrounded by sea and mist may imply overcoming emotion on a personal and worldly level. (Mass consciousness emits emotion, and we overcome it to attain mastery.)

Venus is on Taurus 21, “A Moving Finger Points to Significant Passages in a Book”. Significant passages may refer to finding knowledge, researching scientific or holistic material, and/or feeling led to spiritual passages.

Mars is on Capricorn 26, “A Nature Spirit Dancing in the Mist of a Waterfall”. A nature spirit dancing refers to the light heartedness, which can be found when conversing with nature and/or taking time from the seriousness of life. It’s about finding the balance between the lightness of the spiritual world and responsibilities, which are inherent in daily life.

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 24, “A Woman Entering A Convent”. Jupiter rules good fortune, and the image may seem very familiar at this time. In short, good fortune comes from separation from society and the outer world. It marks a time of inner contemplation, renewing faith, and working on the “big” picture of life.

 

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.

 

March Full Moon Forecast

Image by Amanda Clark

 

Appearing on March 9 at 1:45 pm ET, March’s Full Moon is a special one, opening the door to the energies of the spring as we prepare for the equinox on March 19. It’s a super moon—an intense event followed by even more super moons. The energy will be quite strong.

Sun is in Pisces, bringing the floating feeling of water. Sun sextiles (gently positive) Mars, which increases enthusiasm and energy, Jupiter, expanding optimism and good fortune, Saturn, bestowing patience and perseverance, and Pluto, which gives desire and determination Moon (emotions) is in the opposite sign of Virgo, an earth sign that likes order, precision, and routine. Likely, we’ll move between both extremes.

The Moon bestows excellent energy in many areas of life. Moon trines Mars (action), heightening emotional strength, Jupiter (expansion), bringing emotional warmth and generosity, Saturn (structure, karma), heightening organization skills, and Pluto (will, transformation), conferring emotional power and will.

With many lovely aspects, we have to question why the world feels so heavy and chaotic? Since 2020 began, we’ve experienced strong aspects with Pluto, which rules and influences collective energy. Pluto also reveals the underlying darkness, which is hidden in the world. Mars conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation, karma), and the two planets carry heavy energy from the underworld. Their purpose is to reveal the energy of the darkness, so we can find the discipline and strength (and methods) to overcome it. At the moment, the news and other forces spread lower information such as fear and panic through broadcasts. We’re only begun our practice of changing the world through higher vibrations, and it requires time.

Moon opposes Neptune (illusion, mysticism), clouding our vision and giving a sense of uncertainty (For example, we knew rain was needed for Australia, but it’s more difficult to create a solution to the coronavirus, the devastation of natural resources, and political instability.) Metaphysics teaches that the universe will provide the information and the “how” if we hold to a higher vision. (The answers may come and go. If we listen to our heart, the solutions will come.)

Mercury (communications) remains in retrograde until March 10, which will open the door to action desires, and potential plans. Mercury (communications) is in Aquarius, an air sign, which heightens mental ability and originality. The planet sextiles Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), opening our consciousness to new streams of thought. (It’s a good time for focusing on aspects of life that require change.)

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. This placement helps in seeing beauty of all kinds—in nature, love, and life. Venus squares Saturn (karma), giving energy to work through karma and beliefs based on life experiences that relate to love. Venus conjuncts (close to) Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), and this gives the power to move into a state of unconditional love to create positive change. Venus conjunct Uranus can also make relationships feel exciting and intense.

Mars (action, male energy) conjuncts Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), increasing our ability to move the direction of new paths and possibilities. It heightens energy, strength, and confidence. Mars conjuncts (close to) Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), and this aspect can give courage in moving through old blocks and patterns, or it can lead to egoic grasps of power. (Any aspect with Pluto applies to group and collective consciousness, i.e. the direction of the higher and lower self on a global level.)

Jupiter (expansion, good luck) conjuncts Saturn (limitation, karma), which can cause a push me/pull me energy between warmth and enthusiasm and contraction/limitation. Jupiter and Saturn are placed in Capricorn, a male, earth sign that rules ambition and structures in the outer world. It’s an odd combination of death/rebirth that can give the vision to create a new world from old structures—at its best. (Some of its negative aspects are currently shown through 5G, destruction of national parks and resources, etc. However, many other alternatives are present if we hold the vision.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which can make changes feel frustrating. It throws unexpected obstacles, changes, and delays on the visible path of life, but it also asks for greater flexibility, openness, and the ability to go with the flow. When we can take this step, life realigns with the correct path. (It’s important to acknowledge the many paths that lead to the top of the mountain.)

The Big Conjunctions

Mars (action), Jupiter (expansion), and Saturn (limitation) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transmutation). All four planets are in Capricorn, the sign of the goat, which is accompanied by the desire to climb and create structures in the outer world.

Conjunctions between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn continue throughout 2020, and no one knows exactly what it means because it doesn’t happen very often. Having said this, it affects collective consciousness, which always involves a choice. If we truly want a higher reality, we must work on it through higher consciousness, positive visuals, and emitting positive vibrations. (We also have to look at the darkness with a clear eye to discern bigger truths. Otherwise, we don’t know where we need to work.) Also, we have to believe in our power to create, but this is the basic work of metaphysics—a task that most of us agreed to take on in this lifetime.

Tips:

  • Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) provide excellent energy in many aspects of life, including vitality, determination, positive emotions and will. Tune into the positive vibrations and notice what you love about life. With Sun in Pisces and Mercury (communications) in retrograde, there may be a passive, slightly tired feeling.
  • Meditate and/or become very still. Let your heart find the answers for your life. Moon’s opposition with Neptune can make solutions feel hazy or unclear, but you can overcome it with this technique.
  • Mercury (communication, mind) in Aquarius gives brilliant insights and new solutions. Take time to consider life from different perspectives.
  • Venus (love) in Taurus provides a wonderful love vibration. It can help in aligning with the beauty of nature, the movement of the trees, or the color of the sky. Slow down and take in the first sightings of spring.
  • Jupiter (good fortune) and Saturn (limitation/karma) are conjunct. On one level, it’s time to release particular aspects of life. On another, it’s important to ponder the creation of the next step in your life.
  • The Big Conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto is about understanding, exploring, and experiencing the collective’s influence on a personal and global level. For those of us on a higher level, it’s important to realize how the placement of consciousness affects the world. (Work on those higher vibrations and positive visuals.)

 

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun sits on Pisces 20, “A Table Set for an Evening Meal” indicates provision of one’s necessities and the promise of nourishment and care. The food, table, and company are waiting, and the best meals come with connection and a positive attitude from all who eat at the table. It may represent an assurance from the universe that our needs will be met, and we will find the necessary support on our spiritual journey.

Moon is placed on Virgo 20, “A Caravan of Cars Headed for the Promised Land”.  The image depicts a journey of people to a promised land, which provides a new way of life.  It can represent leaving behind stagnation, habits, and repeated cycles to move into new opportunities with like-minded people.

Mercury is on Aquarius 29, “A Butterfly Emerging from a Chrysalis”. The image reflects the magic of awakening—a transformation into a new, beautiful form. (Mercury involves thought, so we may encounter new methods of thinking about ourselves and life such as the power of the inner self!)

Venus sits on Taurus 6, “A Bridge Being Built Across a High Narrow Gorge”, which is a perfect symbol for Venus in Taurus. Venus rules love, and it is love that leads us through impossible places that bridge old and new consciousness.

Mars is on Capricorn 16, “School Grounds Filled with Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits”. The school ground points to a group learning experience that is physical in the outdoors. School children are often a mix of many groups of people with different levels of intelligence, who are learning together. (Mars rules energy at large, and it could refer to our current state with a mixture of individuals who want to learn about the world and themselves in physical reality.)

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 22, “A General Gracefully Accepting Defeat”. It’s not the game; it’s how we play it. If we play by the rules of the universe, it may look like a loss in the outer when it’s a truly a gain in the inner world because we’ve remained true. It’s discovering true nobility of character and knowing when to let go.

 

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.

Mystical New Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Wall

 

 

The New Moon appears on Sunday, February 23rd, and it brings the mystical energy of Pisces, symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Pisces is ruled by Neptune, and the natives of the sign are imaginative, generous, and compassionate as well as moody and idealistic. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) are placed in Pisces, which enhances spiritual focus, intuitive ability, and emotion. These three planets sextile (harmonious aspect, which promotes growth) Mars (action) and Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), meaning it’s possible to create change and by accessing original ideas to move through life. They trine (harmonious) North Node, which delivers the spiritual direction of higher collective consciousness. (We could possibly take a leap on a conscious level.)

Mercury (communications) is in retrograde in Pisces, which can slow communications and travel. Pisces rules the twelfth house of karma, and this placement can bring memories and patterns to the surface. It can also give religious/spiritual insights that help in understanding lessons, meanings of events, and unraveling old energetic events. Mercury conjuncts Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and this aspect can aid in seeing through illusion and finding spiritual meaning in life.

We continue to work on love (Venus) by expanding and exploring its meaning. Venus in Aries (fire) squares Mars (male, action), Saturn (karma, time), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). It may make us question the core beliefs behind our efforts to move forward–and to take a deeper look to see if they are love based. We’re likely to feel the karma from the past (what we find unlovable about ourselves), and we may have conflicts when we want to get our way (Pluto). It’s important to know if our desires are aligned with love and soul growth–or a compulsive urge. The answer is about finding love within the inner self and using it as a guide stone. Here’s an important point about love. It’s not just about moving into a loving place and getting love. It’s about loving ourselves enough to become discerning with thoughts and emotions—as well creating a place of inner knowing about boundaries and what is best for our soul.

Mars (action), Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (karma), and Pluto are all in Capricorn, which is about power and structure. In short, we have the power to use our gifts to grow, develop, and link with collective consciousness—or become wrapped up in power struggles. Mars in Capricorn strengthens the will, gives courage, and aligns with ambition. The placement increases discipline and helps with attaining goals.Mars trines (harmonious) Uranus (quantum field), which supports taking risks and acting on new ideas. (It also increases overall energy.) Mars opposes (2 conflicting concepts) North Node (group spiritual direction), cuing us to the importance of reviewing our goals to see if they benefit the “all”.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is placed in Capricorn, benefits those who organize, plan, and visualize results with work and goals in an ethical manner. Good fortune comes from good planning and practical endeavors that support growth and inner development of others. Jupiter conjuncts (close to) Saturn (karma, limitation). It’s known as the Great Conjunction, which occurs in twenty year intervals. The aspect combines the discipline and stripping away what isn’t needed (Saturn) with the idealistic vision of Jupiter, and it can bring a single mindedness to success and the attainment of goals. Jupiter conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which amplifies the desire to focus on goals, structure, and success. Jupiter sextiles (opportunity for growth) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and this brings a light, positive feeling to the chart; it also increases luck and fortunate possibilities.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). It’s an odd aspect that can bring unwanted changes, which require adjustment and contemplation. At the same time, it increases our craving for specific changes and independence from routine. With Mercury in retro, it could bring change to appointments, travel plans, and the desire to communicate goals and/or create opportunities. However, there are enough positive aspects in the chart to flow through the frustrations–and learn more about the fluctuations of our consciousness and how they affect life. Saturn conjuncts (close to) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), asking for a new structure in life and resolute devotion to goals. (It’s important to consider how our goals support the growth of the inner self and the overall well being of the “all”.)

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) squares Pluto (subconscious, underworld), creating tension between the early degrees of Taurus, which depict the beauty of spring and the joy of creating with the nature, with Pluto in Capricorn, a placement that involves using the will to succeed, finding power (using resources to succeed), and creating ambitions in physical form. Balancing the energies of Taurus (love of the earth) and Capricorn (using resources for success) is part of the equation that is presented to the world.

Tips

  1. With Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Pisces, it’s possible to attune to the mystical, spiritual world to discover insights about life, emotions, and thoughts. We can also receive unusual solutions and interesting points of view through the alignment with Uranus. It’s a supercharged position for spiritual connection.
  2. Mercury retro in Pisces can lead to reflection on past karma and patterns. The aspects (above) can lend new insights–if we’re willing to take time for meditation and seeing life from different perspectives.
  3. As a collective group, we’re revising our definition and understanding of love (Venus). Real love gives energy and light; it illuminates our path. It teaches about boundaries, generosity, and the impossibly beautiful changes that come from this state.
  4. Mars (male energy, assertion) pushes us in the direction of our goals, and Uranus spurs us onward into achievement and realization. The opposition with North Node asks that we consider the final outcome of our goal. Is the goal selfish, or does it benefit the “all”?
  5. The Great Conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn is about expanding our idealistic vision while letting go of whatever doesn’t serve us. It requires discipline and vision to create dreams. This aspect supplies both. Jupiter also sextiles Neptune (mysticism, idealism), which brings a wonderful, light feeling.

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sabian symbols provide a symbolic description of each sign and degree of the zodiac to provide deeper interpretation and understanding.

Sun/Moon on Pisces 5, “A Church Bazaar”, which represents members of the community coming together to socialize. At a bazaar, we move away from loneliness to come together for a greater cause as well as buying, selling, or exchanging goods. On a higher level, it may represent a different way of creating group cooperation for the benefit of many.

Mercury sits on Pisces 10, “An Aviator in the Clouds”, a depiction of a pilot in his plane flying high in the clouds. It’s a perfect symbol for this chart as Sun/Moon/Mercury placed in Pisces may lead us into the mystical where it feels possible to float above life problems. We need the elevated view of higher consciousness, but with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in earth, it’s equally important to find the power to build a new life by addressing issues and finding new solutions in physical reality.

Venus is placed on Aries 19, “A Magic Carpet Hovers over the Depressing Reality of Everyday Life in an Industrial Area.” The Magic Carpet provides a contrast as a symbol of spiritual life to “Everyday Life in an Industrial Life”, which represents the mundane lower aspects of life such as greed and limitation. A Magic Carpet can take us on a journey into a beautiful, spiritual landscape that ignites imagination, belief in miracles, and possibilities found only in the mystical world.

Mars is on Capricorn 5, “Indians—Some Rowing a Canoe While Others Are Dancing a War Dance”. The symbol depicts a group endeavor although everyone is not agreement with activities. It could describe the lack of agreement and cooperation within higher collective consciousness.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 19, “A Child of About Five Carrying a Huge Shopping Bag Filled with Groceries”.  The image is someone too young and too small to carry this much weight and responsibility. With Jupiter (good fortune) in this position, it could refer to those who are connected in higher consciousness and willingly carry the weight of those who live on a lower vibratory rate. It’s a way of carrying karma for the world, but perhaps our work would be equally helpful if we created joy and happiness.

 

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

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

Full Snow Moon and Continuing Change

 

February brings a quieter forecast with Mercury retrograde, beginning on February 16. In the past, retrogrades tended to indicate a period of rest, but it’s very important that we stay on track. When we can’t actively pursue our desires, we can meditate on them or continue working on them in a quiet way. In other words, persist!

(There’s tremendous pressure from the planets for change, growth, and a new way of being. It’s accomplished through action motivated by the inner self–as opposed to running around and trying to do everything. When we feel the “push”, we can recognize it as a planetary push, detach, and reconnect with the inner self, which is how we create spiritual change in the inner and outer world.)

The Full Snow Moon appears on February 9. It’s a super moon, meaning it’s closer than usual to the earth and will feel more intense. Sun is in Aquarius, the humanitarian sign of the New Age. Moon is placed in Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart, which ignites passion and desire for love, romance, and drama. Moon trines Mars (action) in Sagittarius, urging direct action and assertiveness. It encourages optimism and hope.

Mercury (communication, mind) is in Pisces, the sign of the last age. In this position, it encourages reflection and union with mysticism. The planet conjuncts Neptune, which can connect us to the unseen world and convey information, particularly relating to spiritual mysteries. Mercury trines North Node (the spiritual path or endeavor) in Cancer, encouraging insights about empathy and emotional understanding.

Venus (love, partnership) moved in Aries, creating a bolder, fiery tone with relationships and feminine issues. Venus squares Mars, continuing the friction between male/female energies. Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, and we may heal ourselves by opening to love, redefining our feelings/beliefs about love, and taking affirmative steps in a romantic direction.

Mars (assertion, male energy) in Sagittarius boosts our desire to move ahead on our quest. Fire signs bring creativity, energy, and motion. Mars (action) trines Uranus, emphasizing bold action, but it squares Neptune, meaning our vision is not always clear. We may feel the push to move forward but lack clarity with our sense of direction. (If the opportunity appears to act – as visualized – take advantage of it. Ask advice on other issues.)

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto, the planet ruling the underworld, transmutation, and power. It opens the opportunity to use natural abilities and talents to create achievement. Pluto rules all types of power, and it’s wise to focus on endeavors that benefit the self – and the all. Personal pursuits for power can bring our “undoing”. (This aspect may well apply to current political and global trends.)

Saturn, planet of limitation and karma, squares (tension) Uranus (quantum field, erratic change). Saturn likes slow motion, and Uranus loves rapid change. There’s a combination of very different energies with pressure to change our lives while remaining loyal to responsibilities and creations from the past. It’s about expanding while working with the structure of our current lives. It can feel frustrating and confining, but the object is about finding balance—learning to grow in one’s present circumstances. Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in the relatively rare aspect that can bring awakening of higher consciousness and the power to build a more benevolent world.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), dredging up hidden truths from the dark rivers of the subconscious while bringing old patterns of repetition to the surface. It’s wonderful when we can see it and make constructive change; it’s painful when we feel it but can’t grasp the underlying truth.)

Tips:

  • Several aspects in the chart exert influences that can give the feeling of a “push” and the sensation of life moving faster than usual. Slow down and review when the feeling occurs. Align with the inner self and think about what’s truly important to personal growth and the pursuit of dreams. Let go of the rest.
  • It’s important to take action when pursuing goals. A slower period of reflection begins on February 16 with Mercury retrograde. Currently, Mars encourages action, but our vision can be clouded by the Mars/Neptune square.
  • Mercury in Pisces combines emotions and thoughts with a spiritual focus.
  • We’re in a period of intense change that involves higher and lower consciousness as indicated by Jupiter conjunct Pluto and Saturn conjunct Pluto. It continues throughout the year.
  • Venus (love, relationships) is very active in its placement in Aries. It asks for assertiveness with love and creative reflection.
  • Jupiter increases the force of our natural talents and pushes us forward through its conjunction (close to) Pluto (transformation, power, subconscious). It’s best to keep the good of “all” in mind when forming goals.
  • Saturn (time, limitation) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) are square, creating a conflict between responsibilities to our present life and the urge to force change.
  • The Full Moon will feel intense. Plan accordingly.

 

Sabian Symbols, from Lynda Hill’s work

Sun is on 21 Aquarius, “A Woman Disappointed and Disillusioned, Courageously Facing a Seemingly Empty Life”.  The image depicts a hopeless review of a meaningless life; however, lives often change when we look at them with courage and a willingness to alter our beliefs. When we focus on the good with gratitude, overcome old perceptions, and approach possibilities, life improves.

Moon sits on 21 Leo, “Intoxicated Chickens Dizzily Flap Their Wings” symbolizes overreaching and forgetting to work with the limitations in our current life. In metaphysics, whatever doesn’t work is a lesson in rewriting our desires and goals—as well as approaching life in a different way with a new, more practical perspective.

Mercury is placed on 9 Pisces, “The Race Begins: Intent on Outdistancing His Rivals, a Jockey Spurs His Horse to Great Speed.” It can certainly feel like a race with the current pressure from the outer planets; however, racing to our goals is not a good answer. Reaching goals on a spiritual level involves consistent change, practice, and discipline. Feel the desire but do the work.

Venus is on 2 Aries, “A Comedian Entertaining a Group of Friends”. Part of love is bringing humor and lightness to life. Fun actually lifts our vibrations. Bringing lighter vibrations can help others and create a communal feeling of unity, particularly with those we love.

Mars sits on 26 Sagittarius, “A Flag-Bearer in Battle”. The symbol refers to acting on conviction, representing a cause, and/or promoting truth. Currently, the symbol may ask if we’re ready to move ahead on inner convictions and create a new life.

Jupiter is on 16 Capricorn, “School Grounds Filled with Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits”. Interaction, movement, and physical vitality are implied by the symbol. It implies instruction, fun, and awareness of energy between the two sexes.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

Wolf Moon, Full Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Walls

 

2020 is a 4 year, and it begins with a big bang—an eclipse on January 10 with wild conjunctions and energy.  4 is a male number, and it involves putting our mental and spiritual energies into physical form.

In many ways, it is about building a spiritual structure on the physical level. My personal feeling is that it involves a core structure of higher collective consciousness as expressed in physical form. This means YOU and your alignment with your inner self, the rising energy of the earth and the collective along with a fierce focus on the highest good to create a new reality.

The Full Wolf Moon appears on January 10 at 2:21 pm ET, and it is accompanied by an eclipse. Eclipses are a reset, and this is not a comfortable one. The Lunar Eclipse opposes Mercury (communication), Saturn (karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation), which causes conflicting thoughts and feelings. Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto square (tension) Eris, the dwarf planet of discord. (We’ve all experienced discord in our personal lives, and we know how to return to center and look for the inner self when we feel upset or sense discord.)

Part of the difficulty lies with the Moon, which represents emotion, particularly when placed in Cancer, a water sign. Cancer represents the divine mother and feminine grace.  The chart contains 6 planets in earth signs (including North Node), and the Moon in Cancer, which opposes or interferes with the Capricorn earth element.  Moon opposes (conflicting feelings) Mercury (thought), Saturn (karma), and Pluto (transformation). Moon in Cancer is associated with feelings intuition, caution, vulnerability, maternal feelings and security, which asks for a wise read in these aspects of life.

Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto (life, mind, expansion, limitation, and transformation) are in Capricorn, an earth sign. Capricorn is associated with discipline, hard work and maturity. It rules the skeletal structure, joints and knees. Associations include diplomacy, achievement, seriousness, tactfulness and success. Capricorn lends structure and form (or grid work) for materialization of passion, thoughts and emotion. Dedication and application teach how karma is overcome – not only through applied effort on the material plane but through the grace of the Universe on the highest plane.

Saturn conjunct Pluto is one of the more influential aspects of the chart. It’s interesting as Saturn (limitation, karma, and structure) is about building structures, which is implied in the number 4. It’s also about authority, which metaphysics teaches is adherence to the inner self as the greatest truth.  We’ll travel through another conjunction in September. Pluto implies transformation and change through looking at the shadow side of the self–and the world. The shadow side can refer to what we don’t see about others or the direction of our life. For example, we may give people the benefit of the doubt when they are not aligned with our highest and best interest. (Sometimes, they change their behavior when we see them clearly.) It can also refer to our state of consciousness such as the misaligned belief of thinking loving kind behavior elicits the same from others when boundaries are a necessity. (Regardless, it’s a state that we can’t see until Pluto reveals it.)

Mercury (mind, thought) in Capricorn conjuncts (close to/amplifies) Saturn and Pluto, heightening the strong aspect between Saturn/Pluto. Mercury is the mind, and only the higher mind can be trusted to convey truth. It’s best to give space and time to thoughts before believing they are real and/or taking action.

Venus (love, beauty) is in Aquarius, which is helpful in bringing our hearts together for higher consciousness and collective work. From this perspective, we can truly feel the goodness that results from coming together as a community. This feeling can become stronger than fear and lead us to solutions, which haven’t been explored in the past. Venus squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion), creating tension between the sexes and the two sides of the self. Mars sits in Sagittarius, encouraging creative endeavors and actions that propel us on the journey of the soul.

 

Neptune

The Saving Grace

The aspects in the chart, which can lead us through the current challenges, lie with Neptune, planet of mysticism, idealism, and illusion. When planets form positive aspects with Neptune, we can feel harmony and connection with the divine. Neptune enhances creativity and reception of spiritual concepts and information. (A good symbol is a beautiful, medieval cathedral that is associated with miracles.)

The Moon in Cancer trines (harmonious) Neptune, allowing our higher emotions to receive uplifting energy and emotional insights. Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) sextile (weaker but harmonious aspect) Neptune. By opening our minds and lives to the Divine, we can receive messages and insights for guidance during this odd time.

Tips

  • This time calls for patience, persistence and dedication with spiritual life and outer life. Earth signs are about structures and building in the physical world.
  • We will see our own shadow and the world’s shadow during this time. Both are best viewed when firmly anchored in the inner self. Observe and send light whenever possible.
  • Emotions, associated with the Moon, are part of the challenge. We want the right amount of empathy, a clear read with intuition, a balance with security and risk, and good judgement when expressing our emotions. (Wait if you’re not sure.)
  • Mercury (thought) confuses the matter with oppositions with the Moon. Meditate for a clear read. Don’t’ trust all of your thoughts.
  • The insightful aspects of the chart lie in quiet contemplation of spiritual concepts and asking for help from the Divine.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s work

Sun (life) and Mercury (mind) sit on Capricorn 21, “A Relay Race”, which symbolizes creating a victory through cooperation and teamwork. On a higher level, it could refer to the importance of collective consciousness, which consists of individuals working on a higher vision.

Moon is placed on Cancer 21, “A Prima Donna Singing”, which can represent a First Lady singing in an opera or a demanding, controlling type of person. It could represent the choice necessary in aligning with positive emotions for the duration of the eclipse.

Venus sits on Aquarius 27, “An Ancient Pottery Bowl Filled with Violets”. The image depicts a simple and gentle example of beauty as a response to life. It urges us to find joy and meaning with the humble but pleasing aspects of life.

Mars is on Sagittarius 5, “An Old Owl Perched High in a Tree”. The owl typically represents Minerva, the goddess of wisdom. Owls can see in the darkness, and their head turns 360 degrees. They can perceive aspects of life that are usually hidden. The symbol points to the power of observation, particularly when taking action or asserting the self in life.

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 9, “An Angel Comes Carrying A Harp”. It’s a beautiful symbol for Jupiter, the planet of expansion that helps with expansion of dreams. It encourages our natural ability to hear and feel the harmonious side of life.

Saturn and Pluto sit on Capricorn 23, “A Soldier Receiving Two Awards for Bravery in Combat”. Courage, skill, and bravery are awarded in this symbol, but the question remains about where we choose to act bravely and use our skills—probably not in an actual battle (For many of us, it’s internal battle to free the inner self.) The symbol can also represent receiving compensation for acts completed in the past.

 

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

 

The New Moon/Solar Eclipse appears at 12:13 am on December 26. Eclipses bring surprises and change with an undulating on-off energy that will pervade Christmas Day and the days following the eclipse. Typically, a New Moon moves consciousness into the void for contemplation, but the aspects of this chart bring high, spiritual energy into play. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in Capricorn, a sign denoting dedication, persistence, and devotion often to the outer world and (sometimes) to the inner world.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought, mind) conjunct Jupiter, planet of good fortune and expansion. Through alignment of life, emotion, and mind, we can find expansion and discover the heart’s desire. (Our true heart’s desires come from universal sources, and it’s particularly beneficial to connect with them at this time.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, mind), and Jupiter (good fortune) trine (beneficial and harmonious) Uranus, the planet of the quantum field and sudden change. It’s possible to receive gestalt thoughts, deep understanding of universal energies, or simply perceive the goodness of the One Light. It’s also important to think out of the box as Uranus rules originality and new ideas. (One caution lies with Mercury’s square with Neptune. Our thoughts may feel clouded and/or confused. It can take time to decipher intuitions and/or new realizations.)

Venus (love, relationships) in Aquarius squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which can create over-reaction in relationships—or amplify feelings of heaviness. It’s important time to contemplate the good and valuable aspects of relationships as opposed to acting on irritation and lower energies.

Mars (action, energy, male) sits in Scorpio, which gives power and insight in taking actions and making decisions. Mars trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the positive aspect can help in creating alignment with directions and intuitions from the mystical world.

Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious) will remain in conjunction for some time. This aspect is about shedding our outer self and discovering the light within through perceiving the darkness in life and illuminating it with truth.

The caution in the chart lies with aspects with the North Node in Cancer. We’re encouraged to take time to perceive the goodness in others and act in an empathetic manner whenever possible. It’s not a good time to say exactly how we feel; it can wait for a week or two until the stars change.

Several squares are formed with Chiron, the wounded healer. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, mind), and Jupiter (good fortune) square Chiron, indicating that we’re only beginning to perceive the patterns of the outer self. (Illumination and healing require time and insight.)

 

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.