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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.

 

Bright March Moon

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The first full moon after the equinox determines the date of Easter, which comes on the first Sunday after the moon. The name is said to come from the goddess, Eostre, who rules spring and dawn. It’s a special moon, marking the arrival of a new season. In spring, the life force flows to the surface, appearing as flowers, leaves, and fertility.

In March 2020, we were limited in motion and action, but this chart alters the flow. The full moon appears on March 28 at 2:48 pm. With Sun in Aries, an active fire sign, and Moon in Libra, an air sign, it’s important to take inspired action–particularly actions that reflect creativity and inspired thought. The chart also offers healing on a deep love along with the potential for increased love and optimism. (The chart is quite different from one year ago. It’s encouraging—at least.) There are also contradictions and challenges, which are part of the duality of human experience.

One of the positive features of the chart is a Grand Trine, which brings good luck and harmony. Moon in Libra, Mars in Gemini, and Saturn in Aquarius form the big, beautiful trine, which can gift positive results, particularly when taking action. Air signs rule thought–the transmission of thought, which can include thinking and planning but also intuition, which is a way of thinking with the heart and mind. (The energies of a full moon generally include a seven day period–three days before the full moon, the day of the full moon, and three days after the moon.)

Sun is in Aries, a passionate, creative sign that loves action and motion. Moon is in Libra, which is ruled by Venus. (It’s a wonderful time to plant flowers, which will bloom luxuriously.) The energy of Libra includes relationships, beauty, balance, and creativity. The Sun and Moon bring a combination of love and creativity, which comes with the beauty of spring.

Sun (life, light) conjuncts Venus (love, relationships, beauty), bringing a sense of optimism and hope. It can also help with seeing the positive side of life and love for life. Sun conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating an opportunity for healing the self.

Moon (emotions) opposes Venus (love, relationships), which can give the desire for love and affection along with a unfulfilled sensation. (This aspect is the opposite of Sun conjunct Venus, but there is much energy in the chart to support the joy of finding love for self, the universe, and life.) Moon trines Mars (action), which heightens emotions, passion, and charisma. Emotions may feel intense, but they are more easily expressed in a positive sense. Additionally, the trine gives the power to move through obstacles and difficulties with grace and understanding. Moon trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, structure), increasing practicality and stability with emotions.

Mercury is in Pisces, a water sign, that creates a mix of emotion and thought. Mercury (thought, communications) squares Mars (action), which means our thoughts can lead to inspired action or confuse the course of action. Thoughts can be clouded and distracting without the clarity needed to move in the direction of a goal. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which heightens creativity but also bring confusion. Rely on intuition to find the right answer.

Mars (action, male) in Gemini pairs intellect and passion. We can talk ourselves into action, become passionate about a specific thought, or think deeply about love and relationships. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma). Mars trine Jupiter enlarges our opportunity for right action, increasing the likelihood of success. Mars trine Saturn lends a sense of structure, patience, and diligence to endeavors. Mars squares Neptune (limitation, illusion), which can cloud our consciousness and add confusion to the mix.

Jupiter (expansion, increase) and Saturn (limitation, karma) are in Aquarius, which said to bring forth more of the New Age. Saturn squares (tension) Uranus. This aspect could represent the awareness of our alignment—or lack of it—with the true characteristics of the Aquarian Age. Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) is in Taurus, which rules earth. Uranus always brings change of some sort, so we may continue to experience volcanic activity and similar earth alterations.

Sun (life) and Venus (love) conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer. All of these planets are placed in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac that represents the beginning of a cycle or a lesson. With Chiron in Aries, it may refer to a new way or zone of healing in this new time of transition. The wounded healer refers the part of the self that shuts down from injuries (emotional, physical, mental) in life. It can also denote how we hide our vulnerability. When we heal, we discover our gifts.

 

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

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

The New Moon appears on Saturday, March 13 at 5:23 a.m. Fortunately, this moon cycle brings additional positive energy. Astrologer Pam Younghans identifies a very special aspect called a cazimi, an Arab word, which means “Heart of the Sun” and brings the greatest accidental strength imaginable. It is said to increase intuition and beneficial outcomes, particularly around the exact time of the New Moon.

The New Moon bestows a beautiful, feminine chart with four planets, including Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Neptune (illusion/mysticism) in Pisces, a water sign. All water signs evoke emotion, and it’s particularly true with this chart. But Venus (love) is exalted, and Neptune can bring confusion or a crystalline, clear connection with our higher spiritual nature. (It’s a very positive forecast, which supports inner growth, provides encouraging energy, and brings the sensation of optimism.)

Following a month of many planets in Aquarius, our task is to find balance between stillness (female) and activity (masculine) despite our personal inclination. The Aquarian Age asks for alignment on the edge of love and mysticism—as well as the necessity of identifying a new type of personal and universal love that means giving enough but not too much. It also underlines the necessity for lightworkers to balance giving and receiving as we create a life aligned with the spiritual path.

Pisces is often about moving into a state of exalted, generous love, but it’s also about learning to find boundaries that benefit both giver and receiver while restraining from resentment. Otherwise, there is a negative feeling that our love or generosity is not reciprocated. (We have to learn to restrain the desire to give to people who are not receptive, which consequently results in a loss of energy.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are conjunct (placed closely together) Venus (love), heightening the Piscean energy. Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close) Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which can expand our ability to receive mystical insights.

Mercury (communications) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign. It squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion) in Gemini, causing rushed thought, tension, and the tendency to make mistakes. (It’s important to listen, slow down, and think more than once before taking action.) Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives happiness, optimism, and a broad view of life. It can expand the mind and bestows positive thinking.

Mars (action) in Gemini trines (harmonious) Jupiter in Aquarius, which creates stamina, success, and courage—particularly if we align with good intentions. Mars trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, subconscious) awakens the desire to succeed. It heightens intensity, confidence, and strengthens our ability to perceive the occult.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This aspect feels as erratic as Uranus itself, which often seems like a Ferris wheel, lifting us from high in the air to low on the earth. Uranus is quirky; it alters electronics and moves very quickly. (The best remedy is staying centered, mediating frequently, and trusting that we have the resources for the strange ride. Undoubtedly, the Saturn/Uranus aspect is about clearing whatever blocks our passage into the gifts of the Aquarian Age, but it’s not always easy!)

Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which provides soft, flowing sensations, which are a welcome change. Aspects with Jupiter (expansion/good luck) bring a feeling of optimism that is needed at this time. It also asks for a new look at how we love, what we receive, and the best way of giving energy as well as to “whom”.

Many planets in Pisces, particularly Venus and Neptune, can open our consciousness to mystical love and understanding of spiritual mysteries. Our mind continues to create a feeling of tense thought and nervousness with Mercury in Gemini, but there are ample energies to move into a higher state.

 

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 Snow Moon, A Soft Change

Image by Amanda Clark

 

Nothing is better than moving into spiritual energy, discarding patterns, and mitigating karma. It makes it possible to ascend into the qualities of our higher self-and leave the past behind. The planets offer this opportunity—along with sequences of change–throughout the late winter and early spring.

With planets placed in interesting designs, we can contemplate beauty, the dreams of the higher self, and take action to create a better life. With three planets in Pisces, much of the emphasis is on emotion because Pisces is a water sign, symbolized by two fishes (emotions) swimming in opposite direction. If we can reconcile the opposites within the self (the light and darkness), it’s possible to move into a higher dimension or representation of life.

The Full Snow Moon appears on February 27 at 3:19 am. It adds the element of water, bringing a softer, feminine forecast with the heightened energies of the full moon. The Sun/Moon position brings fertility with combined energies of water and earth. (It’s a wonderful time to manifest!) All of the planets are direct, which aids with achieving desires and forward motion. With fewer planets in Aquarius, which rules the mind, this forecast creates a gentle flow of emotion and opens the heart to love.

Sun, Venus, and Neptune are placed in the sign of Pisces, which is represented by fishes swimming in opposite directions. It can symbolize the dance between love and hidden problems (or resentments) on an emotional level. Pisces is the sign of the past age, carrying old emotion and karma; it is also dreamy and creative.

Sun conjunct Venus elicits lovely feelings like diplomacy, optimism, desire for peace and beauty, and self-love. Moon is in Virgo, an earth sign, which prefers practicality and order although it also represents the High Priestess. The Moon opposes (opposite) Venus (love, relationships), meaning our emotions may propel us into—and away from love. (Oppositions are somewhat like polar opposites– moving between two strong feelings or thoughts.) Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) translates change and makes it desirable. It opens the psyche to new ideas and unusual ways of living. It heightens self-esteem, creativity, and awareness of the inner self.

Mercury (thought, communication) is direct in Aquarius, and it continues to influence the mind in odd and unusual ways. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). The aspect expands the ability to perceive and create big dreams. It increases optimism, confidence, and perseverance. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation, karma), and it can give patience and concentration, which aid with long term work. Conversely, it can make the mind dwell on negative issues. (Awareness of thought is needed to overcome the conflict between Jupiter and Saturn.) Mercury squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) creates agitation of thought—a plethora of intelligent thoughts that travel in many directions at once. It’s best to wait before expressing these thoughts as discernment is needed.

Venus (love, beauty, material pleasures) in Pisces is exalted, meaning it enhances the feeling of esoteric love in relationships and life, including healthy boundaries. Venus and Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces can feel make life feel (briefly) exquisite before returning to the impact of dualistic energies.

Mars (assertion, male) in Taurus is strong and stable; it moves at a slow pace. In this sign, Mars (action) tends to focus on long term goals. It’s a fixed sign, which means difficulty with changing directions or a point of view. Mars trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), which is a powerful placement. The aspect increases courage, boldness, and physical energy. It helps with finding new direction in life, challenging situations, and healing the physical body.

Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius are conjunct—and square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). It’s a major contributor to the push me/pull me sensation of 2021. Jupiter (expansion) is warm, and it enlarges energy, pushes us into our dreams, and brings good fortune. Saturn (limitation) is cold, and it contracts and limits energy. It also pushes karma to the surface and teaches about structure and discipline. Both planets are in Aquarius, propelling us into the New Age. Jupiter asks that we pursue an enlightened future, and Saturn demonstrates the limitations of the subconscious, which are enacted through thought, emotion, and action. It’s necessary to clear karma to achieve dreams. (It’s obvious enough on the spiritual path, but the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn emphasizes the necessity of creating change in this way.)

Jupiter square Uranus can cause anxiety and a strong desire to break away from routine. It also gives new, original ideas, and it heightens the intellect. The trick lies in choosing ideas that align with the inner self and promote long term growth. Saturn square Uranus creates inner tension and restlessness. It can create indecision and dislike of routine. It can also nurture original ways of approaching life. With Uranus in Taurus, it may involve how we align technology with a balanced earth in the future.

Notes

  1. It’s a more gentle forecast with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo. Pisces rules the seas, the flow of waves in different directions. The chart is similar as it moves in two directions. It urges love and attention to beauty; it also focuses on Aquarius, the sign of the mind and outer space. With these positions, we crave the flow of love, but the mind wants to ponder the secrets of the universe. Likely, we will move between the two extremes.
  2. Venus creates a feeling of soft love, peacefulness, and optimism. Placed in Pisces, Venus asks for contemplation of the higher forms of love.
  3. Mercury is direct in Aquarius, which is wonderful, but it continues to square Uranus, which can cause agitation and nervousness. It can also align us with unusual, beneficial thoughts.
  4. All of the planets are direct, making it easier to act on plans and achieve results. Now is the time to act!
  5. Mars (male, action) trines Pluto (underworld, subconscious), increasing courage, boldness, and the ability to move forward. The aspect also heightens our ability to transform and recreate our lives.
  6. Jupiter (expansion, growth) and Saturn (limitation) in Aquarius are involved in a contradictory dance. Jupiter (expansion) asks for the growth of dreams and progress on the path of life. With few steps, Saturn (limitation, karma) comes in and asks for rewriting old patterns that are in the way. It’s not an easy dance, but it moves us forward on the mystical journey of the soul’s path.

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.

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