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Powerful New Moon

 

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The New Moon appears on Monday, September 6 at 8:52 pm ET.  It is usually a time of deep retreat, which is best used for reflection, but this Moon brings a different type of energy, which encourages deep inner work and commitment.

For those who are awakening, the forecast is lovely. Many, harmonious trines in the chart support manifestation, awareness, intuition—and positive change. However, focus, meditation, and connection with the universe are required to act on the high energies of this chart.

There is a beautiful window between the New Moon and Full Moon.  While the window is open, new beginnings, resolutions, and actions will carry us into the far future. If we take the first step or two, the universal energies will support us throughout our endeavor in the coming months.

Sun (life, light) trine Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) increases intuition about life in a very positive sense. It heightens self-confidence and a sense of self-discovery. It helps with overcoming the limitations of routine and sensing a new life, which is more aligned with self-expansion, growth, and the energy of the soul.

Moon (emotion) trine Uranus helps in creating beneficial changes to our personal life. Intuition is heightened on the soul level as well as offering opportunities for expansion. Correct intuition can lead to deep understanding and discovering the “feeling” or vibration of the right path for the future.

Sun (life) trines Pluto, which adds depth and intensity to life. Pluto rules renewal and regeneration, which can help with physical strength and inner will. It can aid with spiritual studies through deeper realizations and understanding. The Moon’s trine with Pluto leads to a deeper, richer emotional life and meaningful communication in relationships.

Mercury (communication, mind) is placed in Libra, which heightens good judgement, balance, and clear thoughts. Mercury trines Saturn (limitation, karma), and this aids in applying wisdom and knowledge learned through lessons in life.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Libra, an air sign which brings beauty, creativity, and heightened artistic ability. Venus trine Jupiter is one of the most beneficial astrological aspects. It increases optimism, love, and good fortune. The aspect helps in healing relationships; it favors good finances, shopping, and positive change in appearance.

Among the harmonious trines, there is also a challenge. Three oppositions with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) with Sun, Moon, and Mars cause difficulty with seeing clearing and finding our way. If we think about the world, there’s a great deal of confusion. It’s essential to navigate through it with the inner self through feelings and intuition—and to trust the universe. (Thoughts and emotions can be misleading. Go within to find the right direction and act accordingly.)

Mars (action) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation) gives strength, confidence, and the power to move through blocks and limitations. It can also give physical renewal and regeneration. It’s very supportive of new, different actions and attitudes in life.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (change), creating the current duality and tension between left and right, political views, and general disagreement about points of view. The aspect stays in place through 2021.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation) gives heightened awareness, volatility, and an opportunity to discover more about our place in the universe. It lends energy for expansion and transcending aspects of ordinary life that are no longer meaningful.

Overall, it’s a wonderful chart for people who long to manifest a better life. It also reflects many of the energies, which I’ve felt in recent weeks—the song, the calling of a new time when life flows in the direction of universal knowledge and love–and problems are resolved in a new way.

 

Tips

  1. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action) in Virgo gives the necessary grounding to manifest hopes and dreams.
  2. The many trines with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which are highly harmonious aspects, supply an opening to channel intuition,  to sense our future as more evolved beings, and to transform our daily life into alignment with the higher aspects of life.
  3. Trines with Pluto give strength, resilience, and the will to make changes in life. When aspects with Pluto are positive, they give the power to move our lives in a meaningful and deep direction.
  4. Venus (love) trine Jupiter (good fortune) gives a feeling optimism and heightens positive communication in relationships.
  5. We should plan to use our best manifesting techniques such as prayer, visualization, and intent as often as possible. (Three oppositions with Neptune can block our “knowing” of the best direction and outcome; however, we can work on dreams, which we have held tightly in the past, and take action.)

 

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.

Blue Moon Rising

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The full moon appears on Sunday, August 22 at 8:02 am ET.

The full moon is called a Blue Moon because it’s the second full moon within a month. It’s quite interesting because this is the 2nd Leo Sun/Aquarius Full Moon in August. Leo is the heart, and Aquarius represents the group initiation. Perhaps, we are learning how to express our heart’s truth as an individual or on a group level. Either way, it’s important because the language of the heart brings both light and truth.

Manifestation is the key note of the chart, and there are aspects that block and support it. There are eight trines, which are very positive. (Think of the triangle and how it represents harmony.)  Four oppositions are in the chart, which can cause the experience of floating between two opposing desires or beliefs. (Oppositions are 180 degrees apart – think of left and right or black and white.)

Sun opposition Jupiter (good fortune) suggests our new and creative ideas are not quite ready to put into form. There’s pressure within the chart to make changes, but we should probably wait a bit longer. When Sun opposes Jupiter, we lack wind in our sails. We need to pause until the landscape changes before moving into our desires. (We can dream and meditate, but it’s best to wait on action.) Moon (emotion) conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good luck), and the aspect can bring good fortune and positive events. (Yes, it’s a bit of a contradiction.)

Mercury (mind) is placed in Virgo, a sign that increases precision and attention to detail. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Mars (action), which can give life to projects through mental focus and right action. Mercury (communications, mind) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which can give great insight and brilliant ideas. Mercury opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cloud our thoughts or impose mental confusion. Mercury (mind) trines Pluto, which allows access to hidden resources and gifts, which are discerned through the mental plane.

Venus (love, beauty) is placed in Libra, the sign of balance, beauty, and art. Venus trines Saturn (karma), which can give success, strength, and structure to our creations as well as physical appearance. The aspect also aids with stability and alignment with the earth. Venus trine North Node expands our ability with the law of attraction. It’s an excellent time to attract people who can improve our life.

Mars in Virgo places attention on work and detailed tasks.  Mars (action) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which adds in creating change and new endeavors. Mars opposes Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the aspect encourages time alone spent in spiritual pursuits. The illusory qualities of Neptune may interfere with the achievement of our dreams. Mars trines Pluto (subconscious, hidden resources, transformation), which gives strength for success and achievement.

Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation, structure, karma) are in Aquarius. Saturn trines North Node, which can bring success and stability. Saturn squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), heightening the split regarding beliefs and the expression of thoughts. Uranus in Taurus can refer to the earth and many seasonal/weather changes taking place at this time.

Uranus (change, quantum field) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation). The aspect gives a feeling of restlessness and/or dissatisfaction with particular aspects of life. It can create a positive transformation It basically asks for insights about the self and the way that we live life. From this point, we can change the aspects of our lives into a higher form.

Tips:

  1. We’ll experience the Full Moon energies for 7-10 days. It’s a wonderful time to prepare, focus, and plan manifestations. It’s probably not time to show them to the world.
  2. With Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius, it’s important to speak from the heart and value our personal truths.
  3. There are huge forces such as Mercury and Mars trine Pluto, Venus trine Saturn, and Saturn trine North Node, which ask for creation of new ideas and presentation of this creativity in the world. Sun (life) in opposition to Jupiter (good fortune) interferes and delays the expression of the positive ideas and energy.
  4. Mercury (mind) and Mars (energy, action) in opposition clouds our thoughts and limits our actions. Mercury (mind) in Virgo gives excellent focus and concentration with projects. Venus in Libra helps in seeing the beauty of the world as well as feeling deeper love and appreciation in relationships.
  5. There are contrasting and opposing energies throughout the chart, but we also experience them in life. Whenever we move between 2 ideas or impulses, we are working to find our personal truth. Perhaps, the challenge of the chart lies in a greater discovery of the inner self–and manifesting a new future from this point.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon, Powerful but Odd Energy

 

The New Moon appears on August 8 at 9:50 am. It marks the Lion’s Gate, a time of receiving solar energy and fire. Typically, the New Moon is a quiet time for inner reflection. This month, the New Moon exerts pressure, encourages change, and asks for a clear look at our present and future.

It’s a challenging chart with a wide range of energies. There are creative, fiery energies and opportunities to succeed in outer life. Limitations in relationships and self-esteem also present themselves as well as healing energies. It’s up to us to read and respond to the energy as best we can. (Many planets aspect Uranus, which can cause disruption with electronics.)

Sun, Moon, and Mercury are in Leo, which brings beautiful and intensely creative energy. Leo rules the heart; it is symbolized by the lion. It enhances confidence and power. It aids with acting on our deeper desires and activates self-expression.

A strong T-square appears in the chart, causing tension and pressure. T-squares cause pressure to create change. When we feel tension, metaphysics tells us to go within, observe our environment and life habits and sense what needs changing.

On another level, the earth and our outer world are changing. The universe speaks to us through dreams and intuition to urge us to take part in the shifting of the ages. When we listen through our heart and take actions based on this information, we alter our lives and become part of a positive shift.

Sun/Moon conjunct Mercury (thought) enhances our ability to express our deeper thoughts and longings. Our moods and desires in life can find new expression, and creativity is heighted. All three signs are placed in fire, which heightens creativity and the desire for new outlets of expression.

Sun (life) and Moon (mood/emotion) oppose Saturn in Aquarius.  It’s a bit like a cloudy, dark day. Wait a few hours or days, and the sun will return illuminating the beauty of the world. The two aspects can cause life to feel heavy or oppressive, particularly as a result of the past. We may feel moody with the impression that our efforts are not creating results. (It’s not true. See it as if the sun is behind a cloud, when it

Sun and Moon square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) can cause nervousness and tension. We can feel and anticipate changes on the horizon, but we can’t identify them (yet). It’s important to focus on desirable changes. Meditation and inner work can also help with the odd energies.

Mercury in Leo & New Perspectives

Mercury (thought, communication) in Leo confers confidence, bold thinking, and big goals. It encourages self-expression and heightens persuasive skills.

Mercury opposes Jupiter, which can bring big ideas, desires, and optimism. It’s a good time to examine old beliefs, thoughts, and patters while dreaming up a better future. Dreams and desires are likely in alignment with a more desirable future.

Mercury squares Uranus (sudden change/quantum field) encourages a new perspective and outlook on life. It’s important to curb impulsiveness and look at the details, but it definitely encourages growth and a wider view of life. (The aspect may negatively impact electronics.)

Venus & Relationships

Venus (love, art, feminine) in Virgo trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), enlarges our desire for expansion, the unusual, and a break from the mundane. There’s a strong desire for adventure and creativity. It’s important to express ourselves in a new way.

Venus in opposition to Neptune (mysticism, idealism) heightens sensitivity and makes love relationships more difficult. People tend to take advantage of our caring, giving qualities. It’s best to focus on self-improvement and self-love.

Venus trine Pluto (underworld, transformation) intensifies energy, drive, and passion. Venus also influences and improves finances. It enhances the power and concentration needed for manifestation.  

Opportunities to Pursue

Mars in Virgo brings a sense of practicality and attention to detail. It likes focus on goals and improvement in life. It also increases health and vitality. (Avoid over-analyzing and focus on positive changes that include a healthier lifestyle.) Mars (energy, male) opposes Jupiter, which can bring a desire for success along with increased self-confidence

Mars trine Uranus sharpens intuition and inner knowledge. It gives boldness and confidence, particularly with new projects and endeavors. The aspect confers a new method of self-expression and a desire for creativity. In general, instincts and intuition are strengthened by the aspect. Listen to your inner self and take a new step into success. Fulfill your inner longings.

Saturn square Uranus

Saturn (karma, limitation) in Aquarius squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) in Taurus. This aspect extends throughout the year. It’s a play of energies, which may partially represent the cost of an electronic world on our physical being. (The moon voyages and space age brought frozen or dried meals with preservatives and poor nutrition.) It’s not great to sit at a computer all day or experience exposure to 5G waves or satellites. The earth is not keen to have more electrical lines, cables, oil drilling, or devastation of species.  It’s up to us to learn from the aspect and create a world that is more in harmony with nature. (Visualizing helps.)

A Good Time for Healing

In Greek mythology, Chiron was depicted as a centaur, often with a child on his back. The symbolism refers to the wounding and subsequent healing of the inner child, and his/her newly found ability to travel through the world and take in the sights with wonder and joy.  Part of the inner work with Chiron revolves around freeing our inner child—and creating a new perspective of life.

The following aspects with Chiron offer a positive time for healing the inner child and outer self. Sun/Moon trine Chiron, the wounded healer, helps with moving beyond old wounding, disillusionment, and bitterness to find the brighter path of our destiny. It activates wisdom, compassion, and understanding of deeper patterns. The aspect enlarges our will and our desire to live a good and meaningful life.

Saturn sextile Chiron increases our awareness of how the victim or wounded one inflicts their hurt on others., This aspect heightens our ability to see the pattern and free ourselves from these types of outcomes.

Planet Retrograde

Jupiter (expansion, good luck), Saturn (limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) and Chiron (wounded healer) are in retrograde. Retrograde is a more passive motion as the planets do not touch us directly with their energy. It can make efforts feel difficult, and it can take more energy to move in a new direction.

These retrogrades occur every year, and, perhaps, they indicate the initial struggle that all new plans and improvements involve. We are usually sore when we exercise, lack knowledge with new studies, and create adjustments and changes in schedule when we alter our living arrangements. It’s a motion with which we become familiar as we move through life.

 

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

Full Moon Forecast, A Dance of Opposites

 

 

 

Litha, Goddess of Abundance by Keli Clark

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planets in Retrograde

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

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

 

Summary

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

 

 

 

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

July New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips

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

 

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

 

Solar Eclipse and Powerful New Moon

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

 

The New Moon appears on Thursday, June 10 at 6:52 am ET.  The New Moon is preceded by an Annular Solar Eclipse at 5:24 a.m. — an eclipse that partially obscures the sun and appears as a ring of fire. All eclipses act as a reset, altering consciousness through an on/off motion, but Solar Eclipses alter our perception of self. They often reveal our habits and karma while indicating the best path for development of the inner self. (We can create positive change by meditating and/or moving into a state of stillness and openness.)

The planets are heavily placed in air (mind) and water (emotion). Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn are in air; Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune are placed in water signs.  The challenge lies in aligning thoughts and emotions to create clarity in recreating our lives as we recover from 2020. The spiritual path opens when our thoughts and emotions harmonize with the inner self, and the light appears so that we can follow the best path for inner development.

Sun (life, light), Moon (emotions, feelings) and Mercury (thought, communications) are conjunct (close) in Gemini, an air sign which rules the mind. Three planets in Gemini tend to increase our ability to communicate, heighten mental processes, and bring versatility. They also allow flexibility in life opening our consciousness to various, new ways of operating through life. (The energy is a bit indirect as Mercury is retrograde through June 22. When Mercury is retrograde, it’s easy to become confused and distracted.)

Before moving into aspects with Sun, Moon, and Mercury, it’s important to know aspects in a specific chart can sound contradictory, but they actually imply the power of choice and free will. We can apply the excellent focus of Sun/Moon/Mercury with Saturn, which brings success through perseverance and disciple or flow into the vivid dream life, created with Neptunian aspects. It’s also possible to combine the two by using an artistic endeavor to express unusual hopes and dreams.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism). Sun square Neptune can exacerbate worries and anxiety, but creative pursuits channel the energy. (Turn to art, gardening, or a form of artistic expression to channel the energy.) It can bring a dreamy state that makes it difficult to focus.  Moon square Neptune alters perception, heightening the tendency to confuse dreams and reality. Mercury square Neptune confuses the mind and can make it difficult to follow our chosen path.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Mercury (mind) trine Saturn (limitation, structure, karma.) Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn, bringing recognition and success for past efforts. It adds energy and focus with career and achievement of long-term goals. Moon trine Saturn stabilizes emotion, bestows patience, and openness to opportunity. Mercury (mind) trine Saturn promotes persistence and logic; it can also bring success to any endeavor.

Three squares with Neptune can bring lack of clarity, poor communication, and the tendency to confuse thoughts and emotions with dreams and/or inclinations as opposed to the clear light of reality. However, there is a part of the self that always knows the way out of the trees and onto the path that leads home. By utilizing our inner awareness and the forces of nature – such as grounding through earth energy – we can find our way back to the true path.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign that is represented by the “Mother”. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune, expansion). It’s a wonderful aspect that brings beauty, optimism and expansion of abundance. It increases beauty and aids with finding love in life as well as seeking love with the right person. (Jupiter is in Pisces where is exalted, heightening positive aspects such as this.)

Mars (male, overall energy) is placed in Cancer, but it moves into Leo on Friday, which will bring additional energy to our physicality and passion for life. Mars trine Neptune (illusion, mysticism) heightens creativity, drive, and passion. Mars opposition (challenging) Pluto (underworld, transformation) intensifies our energy dramatically, and it can bring up old patterns of victimhood. The best course of action is transforming beliefs and acting with courage to alter our experience of “reality”.

Saturn (karma, limitation) in Aquarius squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign. Earth and air can bring thoughts into form, and Saturn rules structure including the skeletal system, the form of our lives, and laws and rules. Astrologer Elizabeth Jones said, “The key is to allow Saturn to build a life that resonates with the cosmic agenda of Uranus rather than those of the past age, which is waning.”

Uranus asks for awakening, expansion beyond established rules, and attunement with universal laws along with new methods of thinking and living. In short, old structures are falling apart, and Uranus asks what do we want in their place?

The answer to the question is up to us. We’re on a path of ascension to a higher level, and everyone is different. We have different thoughts and gifts, but our commonality on issues determines physical outcomes. (Our thoughts, preferences, emotions, and spiritual attunement are very important at this time.)

 

Summary and Tips

  • A focus on versatility, thought, and communication comes with the placement of Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) in Gemini. It’s a wonderful time for self-expression.
  • Mercury (thought) retrograde and Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Neptune can cloud our thoughts. This can lead to dreaminess—or a desire to rest and do nothing at all. However, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Saturn, giving powers of concentration and the ability to succeed with long term goals. It’s wise to take a few hours each day to focus on the tasks, which are associated with success and positive outcome.
  • A wonderful, optimistic, and loving energy comes from Venus (love) trine Jupiter (expansion, good luck). Jupiter is placed in Pisces, and it brings harmony and happiness into our lives.
  • Mars in Leo will bring high energy and passion into our lives.
  • Overall, it’s wise to make a plan to rest and dream—and take guided action.

 

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.

 

Beautiful New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

It’s easy to feel the shift through the sigh of the trees, the motion of the clouds, and the alterations in the weather. The planet is shifting and taking us along for the ride.

The New Moon appears on May 11 at 2:59 pm. With Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pluto in earth signs, it makes for a fertile energy for fostering ideas, working with the soil, resting, or enjoying the beauty of nature. While it’s important to work with plans and keep life in order, this is a moon for a brief period of rest and reflection.

The Sun and Moon form beautiful shapes with Neptune (mysticism) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) Sun (life, light) and Moon (emotion) sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. Aspects with Neptune heighten sensitivity, creativity, and receptiveness. Trines with Pluto increase personal magnetism and intensity. The aspects can help with changing our lives in a positive sense. (Positive aspects with Pluto tend to increase power and energy in general.)

When Uranian energies conjunct and align positively with the sun and moon–our personal yin and yang–we experience the impetus of spiritual energy coursing through our lives. Divine, inspired ideas are sometimes received, causing our lives to flow in a spiritual direction. (Uranus rules the quantum field where odd changes and thoughts lead to greater realization.)

Mercury (thought, communication) is placed in Gemini, radiating rapid thought and increased ability to communicate effectively. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus, aligning the higher mind with the heart. Mercury trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation/structure/karma), and it’s positive with this placement, aiding in our ability to bring order to our thoughts and plans. Mercury conjuncts the North Node (collective goals and commitments), which can give clarity and unity to our collective quests in a positive sense.

Venus (love, romance) trine Pluto heightens love, romance, and sensuality. It intensifies our feelings and emotions about love, relationships, and prosperity. Desire is a part of every quest, and Venus in this position increases it by deepening emotions, aesthetics, and commitment to all types of relationships. Venus square Jupiter can increase the desire to have fun, relax, or forget about work, but the feeling isn’t conducive to growth. (It’s wise to push past it.)

Mars (action, assertiveness, male) in Cancer brings emotions into play, particularly when we contemplate action and moving through particular aspects of life. Our emotions may interfere with right action—unless we simply accept the need to take a step and make changes in the flow of life.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is on the last degree of Aquarius. On May 13, Jupiter moves into the first degree of Pisces where it becomes exalted (the most beneficial position and sign for a planet). Jupiter in Pisces stirs the soul, uniting inner knowledge and expansion. It heralds a time of optimistic thought, new ideals, and positive feelings.

Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus refers to the divisive energies between Saturn (old world structure) and Uranus (the utopian dream). It points to the conflicts between liberal and conservative on political, economic, and social levels. The square involves the conflict between issues of technology and harmony on earth and the physical world.

Pluto is retrograde until October 6. It occurs every year, and the retrograde involves creating boundaries, releasing control issues, and reclaiming personal power. It’s also a good time to review goals.

Tips

  1. The New Moon brings peaceful energy through aspects with Neptune, which rules mysticism and encourages insights into our spiritual nature.
  2. Trines with Pluto increase power and energy, making it a good time to focus on long term goals and personal resources.
  3. Mercury in Gemini bring clarity to the mind and aids with thought and communication.
  4. Jupiter is moving into Pisces, which will bring a feeling of wellbeing.
  5. The New Moon provides a period of rest and reflection, which should be followed by action. Think and meditate about the wisest actions for making long term changes in life.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive healer and coach

 

 

 

 

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

 

Full Pink Flower Moon

Image by Rahul Pandit

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appears on April 26 at 11:32 ET. 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. It’s is a super moon, meaning that it’s very close to the earth. All full moon intensify energy and bring germination of life in the garden as well as heightened energy.
Sun is in Taurus is ruled by Venus, which encourages building and creating in physical form. The moon is in Scorpio, which relates to transformation, birth, and death. It is one of the most potent and fertile moons of the earth—a particularly good time to plant and work in the garden as well as making and executing new plans for life.
With seven planets in fixed signs, the chart emphasizes the balance between determination, stubbornness, and decisiveness. It’s wise to review limited thoughts and emotions—and discover new forms of communication and action. Moon in Scorpio adds the odd energy of the astral, the space between the physical and spiritual world. It heightens intuition and perception.

It is a chart with challenges, but part of spiritual growth involves excavating and reviewing life where our energies are stagnant or tend to move in subconscious patterns. Finding new methods of expression and action is part of the equation.

Sun (life), Mercury (thought, communication), Venus (love), and Uranus (sudden change/quantum field) are in Taurus, a fixed earth sign. Sun, Mercury, and Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus, which heightens Taurean qualities including stubbornness, desire for possessions, and an ability to ground and unite with the earth. (Every sign expresses dualistic qualities.) Sun conjunct Uranus encourages the desire to take a risk or move out of routine. Mercury conjunct Uranus increases sharpness of mind and gives unusual insights Venus conjunct Uranus can bring liberation from old patterns with loving relationships, art, and money; however, they are often uncomfortable.

Moon in Scorpio opposes (opposite position, 180 degrees) Venus (love, relationships) in Taurus. It expands the need for emotional support and can cause irritation in relationships. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (action), supporting the connection between positive emotions and action. Moon trines Jupiter (good fortune), and this can bring harmonious feelings It also benefits generosity, openness, and self-expression. Moon opposes Uranus (sudden change) can bring mood changes and erratic emotions.

Mercury (thought, communications) is placed in Taurus, which can increase practical and pragmatic thoughts.  It conjuncts (close to) Venus (love), which can aid with expression of loving, tender thoughts or help with the expression of messages from the heart. Mercury also conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), amplifying personal brilliance and unusual thoughts. It can also open the mind to higher realizations and insights.

Venus (love, partnership, romance, material possessions) is in Taurus, which encourages the expression of beauty, art, and union with the earth. Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change) initiates new ideas and thoughts of greater freedom pertaining to expression of love, methods of making money, and releasing old patterns in life that limit the expression of the heart. (It can involve new boundaries, insights, and/or seeing potential for greater expansion in any of these areas.)

Mars (assertion, action) is placed in Cancer, which is a weak sign for the warrior planet. Cancer is a water sign that elicits emotional responses, and Mars prefers to march ahead without emotional baggage. It’s important to consider the role played by emotions when making decisions about future actions. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), and the aspect can bestow success, boldness, and positive outcomes. Mars squares (tension) Neptune (illusion/mysticism), which can cloud our vision with decision making and charting a clear course through life. However, aspects with Neptune are like rain or fog; they come and go without consistent influence.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma) remain in Aquarius, which promotes New Age concepts such as humanitarian issues, electronics and the power of the collective. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Venus (love) square Saturn (karma/structure).

Sun square Saturn (limitation) points to a series of tests and challenges related to our perception of life. Typically, this involves changes in behavior and greater discipline, but it’s also about aligning with the desires of the inner self as the sun represents life. Moon (emotion) square Saturn can refer to the need to overcome feelings of loneliness and rejection based on childhood events; it obviously affects relationships. Mercury (thought) square Saturn focuses on the need for work on the mental level, particularly as related to career. Venus (love) square Saturn tends to act as limiting force in relationships. We may not feel loved, but it’s important to work on expressing and developing the positive for a short period of time. (These aspects occur with inner planets, which move very quickly. The influence of the aspects is brief and will pass quickly.)

Uranus is the great awakener, and it plays an important role in the astrology of 2021. It urges us to wake up to our habits and thoughts that cause limitation. It is also an opportunity to put higher thoughts and philosophers into physical form. Uranus in Taurus concerns the creation of structures and form that align with the higher nature.

In summary, the chart is intense. There is an erratic energy within the chart, which is not a surprise. We can see it as reflected in the outer world. The chart delivers many energies with numerous expressions. It urges releasing past patterns, particularly those related to unhappiness, habit, and stubbornness. It asks us to open to the possibility of living in a new, better, and more creative way. It tells us that discipline, hard work, and perseverance are the right path to a life that is more aligned with the heart and our true nature. Through this alignment, we can take actions that move our lives forward in a positive sense.

 

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.