Archive for Awakening – Page 2

Mastery in Strange Times

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As light strikes the planet, the shift ensues. Some of us experience the shift through a yearning for greater awakening. We also see others who sleep, are indifferent, or express the emotion of fear through anger, sadness, or despair.

Although the energies are very beautiful, they also move—lifting our feelings upward and downward at various times. This oscillation offers the opportunity for mastery when we can hold a higher thought, send love, or project a peaceful vision.

Moving into a higher state of consciousness is never easy because we experience the highs and lows of physical reality. We also release aspects of life that reflect the lower self. If we persist, then the experience is one of increased light, insight, and love.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Go into the heart space and turn to love for answers. Listen to the heart where love abides. See if a particular decision leads to greater light and love. (Peace and stillness come with the right decision, and there is usually more “light”. Sometimes, light is visible in the room, itself, or the sun may seem to grow brighter.)
  2. Conversations with the inner self occur in meditation. We may see Images, which flash, or hear words—or simply have a “brilliant” idea. When the inner self imparts information, it will repeat the idea until we “get” it. Make time to listen and take small actions.
  3. Everything is energy, and energy alters with our vibration. Energy eventually takes on the shape of our thoughts, emotions, and actions. It’s an universal law. It may take time, but everything changes with positive imagery, love, and supportive beliefs.
  4. Our thoughts and feelings count—even the small ones when we think negative thoughts about others, the economy, or the environment. It’s helpful to learn to “stop” negative thoughts and feelings by meditating on peace, the inner self, or the heart. (Whatever we think/feel composes the substance that charges our energy field.)
  5. Our greatest power lies in our ability to act as creators. We can see good things for others, a beautiful future, and create loveliness in our personal world. However, it is an active choice. (We can see a homeless person and decide the world is terrible—or we can see the same person with a job and home. It’s always up to us.)
  6. Seeing “truth” is part of spiritual growth. It involves the uncomfortable experience of seeing aspects of people and life that we’d prefer not to encounter. After the initial “shock”, it’s important to know our realizations bring freedom in the biggest picture.
  7. Make a decision about the placement of consciousness. Many of our experiences come from where we dwell in our mind and emotions. (We can only feel “stillness” when connected to the inner self.)

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

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Full Moon Forecast, November’s Super Moon

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The full moon appears on Monday, Nov 14, and it is a super moon—the closest positioning of the earth and moon since 1948. This is a particularly powerful full moon, ushering in cosmic energies and ending the Scorpio moon cycle. With the moon placed in the water sign of Scorpio, there is an intense emphasis on emotions.

The Sun sits in the last degrees of Scorpio, an intense, intuitive sign. The Moon is opposite the Sun in Taurus, a fixed earth sign, which rules the earth, possessions, and physical life. One of the gifts of this moon is transforming spiritual desires and longings into physical form.

Both Sun and Moon are placed in feminine, magnetic signs, making it easier to “pull” our desires. Sun in Scorpio gives intuitive power to see beyond limitations by finding the right vision. It bestows the needed concentration to focus on the dream. Moon in Taurus brings a strong connection to the earth and physical body. Moon in Taurus also confers the ability “feel” our desire on a physical level with full sensation so that we can fully create it.

Mercury (thought, mind, communication) sits in Sagittarius, adding fire and creative expression to the line-up. This placement ignites our passions and spiritual pursuits. It can also give a feeling of restlessness. Mercury squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces, increasing the need of seeing through illusion and finding a higher truth.

Venus (feminine love, material possessions, beauty) is placed in Capricorn, and it’s not a perfect place for this planet. Venus in Capricorn brings a strange equation of strong and suppressed emotion, which can bubble to the surface in strange ways. With this placement, there’s an opportunity to build structure in relationships, but it’s also important to remember it’s more difficult to correctly convey emotion from the heart.

Mars (overall energy, assertion) recently moved in the sign of Aquarius, which encourages free thinking and the New Age. (Thank goodness!) Mars represents overall energy, and Aquarius represents individuals working together in groups to collect light and create change. It’s a very helpful energy at this particular time.

Mars trines (harmoniously) Jupiter (good fortune), which means our work can benefit from humanitarian efforts and sharing our light. Jupiter (good fortune) is opposite Uranus (spiritual change) in Aries, placing a focus on balance as opposed to new beginnings.

Saturn (time, limitation) trines Uranus in Aries, emphasizing the need to stay on the spiritual path as well as possible benefits for this focus. Saturn (time, karma) squares Neptune (mysticism), creating the continued emphasis on discerning the difference between illusion and truth, particularly on the spiritual path. Uranus and Pluto are more tightly squared, continuing periodic blasts of darkness as we walk toward the light.

Overall, there are many planetary placements for development of spiritual life, manifestation, and cosmic growth, but it requires a strong focus and commitment to love with a big helping of faith.

Sabian Symbol Reading, based on Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols

Sun is on 23 Scorpio, A Rabbit Metamorphosed into a Nature Spirt. This symbol speaks about the transmutation of a lower, physical form into more spiritual being—or a specialized state of being. The motion into a higher form and frequency is a natural change associated with spiritual work.

Moon sits on 23 Taurus, A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels. This symbol speaks of physical rewards, wealth and gifts. To receive them, we must acknowledge our worthiness and our wiliness to receive.

Mercury is placed on 4 Sagittarius, A Little Child Learning to Walk with the Encouragement of Parents. This symbol refers to the need for support when learning new skills. It also speaks about the uncertainty of growing into spiritual gifts but taking the first steps—regardless of hesitancy.

Venus is on 3 Capricorn, The Human Soul in its Eagerness for New Experiences Seeks Embodiment. The symbol refers to new levels of consciousness, which will soon be revealed. It can refer to creativity, love, intuition, or a physical gift, but “something” will soon make itself known.

Mars is placed on 4 Aquarius, A Hindu Healer Glows with a Mystic Healing Power. This is a wonderful symbol for Mars, which refers to overall energy—particularly physical energy. Mystic healing power can refer to prana, light, or simply channeling the Divine, but it does indicate an increased ability to heal the self.

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

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The Toltec Art of Dreaming with Don Jose Luis

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Don Miguel Ruiz, best-selling author of The Four Agreements, is a nagual of the Eagle Knight lineage who has passed his knowledge on to his son, Don José Luis. Here, Don José Luis speaks about the three basic skills — awareness, stalking, and intent — that a warrior develops in order to transcend the realm of the ordinary, and their esoteric application to dreaming.

Julia: What is the difference between Toltec dreaming and some of the Western teachings regarding lucid dreaming?

Don José: Dreaming is a big Being, and we are married to Dreaming. All of life is a dream. We are a walking mirror.

God is a mirror — everything we think, feel, or believe is reflected back to us through this great mirror that is life. The world is a mirror that reflects back to us all that we believe. The world does not create what we are experiencing. We do that.

We create our beliefs, and the mirror of God reflects them back to us. God can send us only love and beauty. We create the distortions in this mirror of our life that is so short — and so beautiful.

There is an exercise I like to use with mirror work:

Put a candle in front of a mirror and look at yourself in the mirror. Look at the image as though it is a person you have never seen, and think about this person. It is the only person who is completely loyal to you and who totally loves you. When you think about your image in this way, it will help you to pull out of the lies and move into love.

Julia: A shaman uses stalking in dreaming to find the weaknesses in his consciousness. How is the art of stalking used in Toltec dreaming?

Don José: Stalking is used in dreaming to find the mental and emotional images that prevent us from being free. When we dream, we must learn to discover in our dreams the forms or energies that limit us. They may repeatedly take the same form, or they may take different forms. They may appear in many different dreams, or just one dream that reoccurs.

We must dream with the purpose of stalking, to try to stalk who is within ourselves and see what our beliefs are. We primarily stalk two things in dreaming: thinking (what is in the head) and heartbreak.

By heartbreak, I mean the incredible pain we feel from the terrible things that have happened to us. When we feel the pain of heartbreak, we close off parts of ourselves. In some way, we stop living. If the same situation comes up again, we say, “Oh, no, I won’t let myself be hurt again!”
But this is no way to live.

Life is so short and so incredibly beautiful. It is such a gift. You must forgive yourself for experiencing heartbreak. You must love the heartbreak in your life, because it is part of living. Most importantly, you must create a better dream.

We also stalk to find the thoughts that keep us chained in “reality.” These thoughts that we think so many times limit us. If we can identify these limiting thoughts, we can pull the energy back from their mental patterns and create anew.

It is so important to take back these lost energies and share with the world the gifts given to us from the angels and God. Heartbreak and limiting thoughts are like a cage. They keep us caged, imprisoned, in the three-dimensional world. The cage is created from the fear of being the Self, of being authentic.

Lies and fears about our Self are the forces that keep us in the cage—and they are not real. We must reclaim the key to our cage by pulling the energy back from our thoughts and our heartbreak. In this way, we become free.

Stalking in dreaming can be compared to opening gates. If a state of mind or heartbreak has been identified in dreaming, then we find the opening point of the wound, or the judgment, and we go in our memory to the point just before it occurred. When we remember the time before the memory occurred, we find a closing point for the wound — and then we go a little further back in time, so we can avoid returning to the wound.

Now we can see an entirely different world, or movie. We have created a better dream. It is possible to use this technique to open a gate and see a different view.

Julia: Can you explain a little more about using stalking to create a better dream?

Don José: Again, until we are free, heartbreak and thinking will always appear in our dreams. This is because life is nothing but a reflection of ourselves and our memories.

One way of using stalking with heartbreak is to relive all the heartbreak in your life. Take one incident at a time and imagine that you are pulling all of the energy out of that terrible experience. Imagine it over and over until you can feel nothing when you watch images in your mind.

Then take the experience and “dream” a whole different reality. See your life moving in a different direction, a wonderful dream, with a happy experience in place of the heartbreak.

See the way that you want to live, as opposed to how you have been living. It is possible to do this with all of your life.

For example, let’s say there is a teenage girl who has a beautiful voice. She goes about singing with this exquisite voice, and the birds answer her. Everyone pauses to hear her. Then one day her mother tells her, “Stop singing. You have an ugly voice.”The girl stops singing, and the world is deprived of the beauty of her gift.

She could imagine, in place of her heartbreak, that the experience with her mother never occurred — or that she told her mother that she was wrong. Then she must see herself singing during those lost years, and in the present and the future.

It is so ironic. We listen the most to the ones we think love us the most, and so often they do not know us at all. These people that we think love us don’t even know themselves, so they cannot possibly know us. And yet we lose our gifts and powers to these people.

An exercise I use with group dreaming is called “Mirror Mitote.” You imagine that the voices in your mind are like the sounds in a supermarket, where we can hear other people talking very loudly and we have trouble focusing.

The mind reflects this kind of environment. We hear the voices and opinions of others when we don’t believe in ourselves. The voices become very loud. We have to learn to look at our beauty, and see the opinions as lies.

Julia: I remember reading about recapitulation in Castaneda’s books. How does that relate to dreaming?

Don José: Recapitulation is more like daydreaming. We use recapitulation during our waking hours to review our limitations, our fears and heartbreak. We review experiences that keep us in limitation until those experiences become like a ghost town, until visiting them is like going to a village that used to be alive and is now gray and old with no one in it.

Before recapitulation, the memory may have been vivid — you could hear all the characters speak, and you reacted to them. But now the memory, or the town, is empty. There is no emotional or mental response. You have recaptured all energy from that moment, from that time in your life. It doesn’t have the same flavor or taste. It is flat.

Detachment is a principle point to achieve. Whenever we are living in our opinions, we are in judgment of our Self or other people. We are seeing only our own expectations or limitations. Doubt is also a lie that inhibits intent.

Even our names are a lie. Have you ever thought of that? All of our lies, opinions, and judgments keep us caged inside the body. All limitations come from fear. We must detach from our fears.

When we achieve detachment, we pull the energy out of the lies in our lives, and it goes back into the assemblage point.

Julia: What is the assemblage point? How does it affect dreaming?

Don José: The assemblage point is our point of focus. It is one of the keys to dreaming. It is exactly like a television with many channels. You can choose any channel, and anything might be on that channel — wrestling, a sad love story, the news… Our assemblage point is like a vortex of perception, an altar that opens us to experience. We can expand or reduce that perception.

Everyone thinks of something as they fall asleep. I do not care what people say — everyone thinks of some incident, person, or place. And as they fix their minds, they are focusing their assemblage point. People do this in real life when they go into a theater to watch a sad movie. What happens when they come out? They are sad or crying. Why? The emotional state changes because they have shifted their assemblage point to experience sadness.

When we can pull all of the energies of our life back into the assemblage point, we begin to become free.

We can focus the assemblage point on any channel. But we are accustomed to focusing on the channels we have learned through our life’s memories and the channels that are familiar to the mass consciousness.

We have to learn to change our perceptions from our reason, which is composed of our objective thoughts, to our Will. When we will the dream, our personal power changes from the mental construct to spiritual perception. When we are free from the cage of the mind, our energy increases dramatically, and we can discover our true identity.

It takes faith, strength, and tenacity to learn to change the focus of the assemblage point through intent. It also takes patience. Intent is faith — it is believing in our magic more than we believe what we think we see in the mirror called life.

The Buddha turned arrows into flowers. He understood the dream. Intent is a silent knowing that we are the creator of the dream.

A true master knows that anything is possible. He no longer doubts. And everyone can be a master. Everyone can create an incredible life through the magical part of the Self, and dreaming is a vehicle to do so.

Julia: When we begin to dream with intent, how does this change our lives?

Don José: We become free of expectation and limitation. We are no longer bothered by the opinions of the mass consciousness. Our desire or intent for freedom becomes so strong that we dream it and live it.

When heartbreak occurs, we begin to see that it is illusion. We are able to say, “That was a good one, that illusion almost tricked me. But I won’t fall for it.”

We realize that all of the “bad” things that have happened in our lives are just that — stories that we tell to ourselves and to whomever will listen. We stop letting our stories hurt us. We learn to take the energy back from the story and end it in a different way.

You see, we are always doing one of two things: We are either creating, or we are living lies. When we are creating, we start to have faith, love, and gratitude. We say “thank you” to the Earth and God for everything.

We learn to speak in the true language of feelings or emotions, rather than opinions and words. We begin to create our dream through the good feelings and happy thoughts that we have. This leads us to God. Through the clear channel of the Self that is created, many miracles happen, like the flowers that the Buddha created. This makes us fall in love with living.

Love of life is contagious. When we are not affected by illusions, we can create, and we can help other people find love in living.

A good analogy is to look at both dreams and life as a vacation or a movie. It is best to plan our vacation, to drive the correct vehicle, to make reservations, to choose the right geography. Or we can make a great movie if we plan or create it. If we don’t create or plan, then obstacles occur. The obstacles could be compared to the illusions of the mind. But if we have created carefully, we make the most beautiful movie imaginable.

This is how it is to live on Earth. We can travel blindly through the obstacles of our thoughts and emotions, or we can gather back the energy and create the dream. It is a catwalk between illusion and creating, but we must do our best to enjoy the gift of living. When we are capable of creating the dream, all of living becomes a Paradise on Earth.

It is all about spirituality and love. The angels are taking over the planet, little by little. We are all angels, and we have forgotten. We must let the flow of life within us live. We must remember that all of life is a dream, a movie — we can choose to watch a beautiful movie.

It is all beautiful if we can only remember.

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

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Sharing Our Light, A Gentle Way of Creating Change

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Part of everyone’s purpose is to share light and love. As we become adept at it, our higher purpose (dharma) is revealed. Wherever we are and whatever we are doing–we can always choose to send light to others–and to the world. When we send light and love, we create positive change within ourselves and the world. We also help ourselves by shifting into a higher frequency. 

Here are a few tips:

  1. Take a few minutes to meditate and find the inner self. Send light to distracting thoughts, small problems, and the state of the world. Feel the energy falling like sunlight on the world. (Over time, the universe and inner consciousness will direct the thoughts.)
  2. We can send love and light to everyone in our life—the good, bad, and indifferent. It’s important NOT to see the person changing and to refrain from a desired outcome. Simply see their higher self and send light to this part of the person. (There is generally a feeling of softness or a click when we connect appropriately. At this point, pull back and send light to another person.)
  3. It’s helpful to see the placement of our consciousness as a directive. What we find bothersome in the outer world is a good target for light. We can send light to pipelines, politics, or poverty, (As light accumulates from many people, the vibrations heighten—eventually, altering the way that matter takes form.)
  4. We can create self-healing by sending light to any tension, pain, or lack of alignment in our body. See golden light filling the place of weakness and pain. Feel the relaxation and let go. (Everything is energy, and energy responds to light.)
  5. On an intuitive level, one of the most harmful human practices is sending anger or disturbed emotion to whatever we don’t like—including other people when they don’t follow our agenda. By sending light, feeling the “good” and returning to the inner self, we create a practice of heightening—not lowering—the vibrations of everything in our life. (Problems with other people often disappear without discussion when we become adept at this technique.)
  6. Send light to environment around you, including nature, people, trees, and buildings. The auric field extends for quite a distance around awakened people. It’s helpful to send love and love to everything within our energy field so that they vibrate with us.
  7. Sending light leads to greater connection. It speeds the vibration of particles in our field. It connects us with our heart and universal love. It’s a wonderful way of loving ourselves and bringing “good” into the world

 

Sending Light, Easy Exercises

Exercise One

  • Sit in meditation until a feeling of connection occurs. Choose an issue in the world, a part of the self, or a person as a recipient of light. Imagine golden light filling your energy field and bringing a feeling of softness and warmth.
  • Imagine sending the golden light to the chosen “object”. See golden light filling every particle of the situation, person, or place. A happy, relaxed feeling should follow.
  • Pull back and refill the self with golden light.

Exercise Two

  • Imagine a beautiful pink light filling the heart space. Let the light grow until it fills the body. Feel the loveliness of universal love.
  • Send it to a person, place, or situation. Send it as wave—or like the beam of a flashlight. Continue to send for a few seconds. (Some people cannot feel universal love, but it does help them.)
  • Pull back and return to the heart space.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

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Planetary Change, New Moon Forecast

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The New Moon appears on October 30, and it brings a great deal of mystical energy. It is an intense lunation with Sun, Moon, and Mercury closely placed in Scorpio. The combination of New Moon, Halloween, and three planets in Scorpio brings a strong surge of energy, particularly when positioned with Halloween–the time when the doors open between the astral and physical world.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner self, emotions), and Mercury (communications) are placed in Scorpio, the sign that rules birth, death, and sex—all different forms of transformation. Scorpio delivers psychic perception, magnetism, intelligence, passion, and determination. In combination with Halloween, the New Moon will heighten our psychic and intuitive powers.

There is a strong emphasis on emotion with Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron placed in water signs. Fortunately, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Neptune, bringing a mystical note to the chart. Neptune rules the imagination, dreams, illusion, and mysticism. The challenge lies in stilling unruly emotions and focusing on realistic dreams. But this aspect can make life feel very dreamy and lovely.

Mars (assertion, overall energy) sits in Capricorn, a practical earth sign, and it squares Uranus (spiritual change, quantum field) in Aries. Squares often cause tension, and it can feel as if we’re being pushed and pulled between our spiritual aspirations and the frustrations of physical life. Mars square Uranus can indicate instability and quick, impulsive action, but it can also create positive change for more evolved individuals by pushing them into active pursuit of the spiritual path. (Uranus also represents the quantum field where marvelous changes take place in an instant. With Uranus, they often can feel awkward on the initial level, but they are truly for the best!)

Venus (love, material possession, beauty) affects how we feel about our experiences in life.  When Venus is placed in Sagittarius, there is an emphasis on travel, nature, and philosophical pursuits. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, illusion), which can mean misreading other people through optimism and idealism–and not in a practical sense. For the next week or so, it’s helpful to have boundaries in relationships and refrain from financial excess.

Jupiter (hopes, success) in Libra continues to its influence on partnerships, balance, and beauty. With Jupiter in Libra, there’s a need to continually seek balance between the spiritual/physical worlds and the “real” and mystical experiences. This theme runs through the entire New Moon chart.

One beneficial aspect involves Jupiter squares Pluto. This helpful square can aid in finding the strength to move through weaknesses; it focuses on finding our personal power and strength. Pluto involves the will, and Jupiter rules dreams, good fortune, and benevolence. Both planets can positively affect prosperity. It heightens the possibility of creating desires in reality as well as increasing our potential for a happy, positive life.

Saturn in Sagittarius squares and creates tension with Neptune. The square can cause confusion, making it difficult to focus the mind on the task at hand and to waver between our goals and an aspect of current “reality.”  It also blurs boundaries and makes it difficult to draw lines in relationships. Saturn trines Uranus, which brings a balance of change and stability. In other words, we experience a change followed by a period of adjustment.

This aspect helps a great deal with bringing order into our lives after experiencing a heightened state of consciousness, which often seems upsetting—at least, initially. It allows time to create a structure in the physical world for the results of our inner work.

Tips:

  • The New Moon will provide a great deal of energy—particularly emotional energy. When we feel emotion intensely, it’s important to think about changing our lives in a positive sense and meditating on universal love. It’s also helpful to know emotions are like waves; they rise and fall.
  • Take time to dream and imagine wonderful things, but keep them in perspective. When thinking about dreams and desires, consider the time and energy needed to put them into physical form. (Aspects with Neptune can cause lack of realism and a bit of escapism.)
  • Awakened individuals will become more intuitive and psychic with the passage of the New Moon. The placement of the planets and aspects with Neptune expand our mystical qualities. (Make notes and listen to your inner voice.)
  • Mars square Uranus, and Saturn trine Uranus can help with the manifestation of dreams. Both aspects call in the universal quality of awakening and the path of the soul. (Stay flexible and release resistance to change.)
  • Jupiter and Pluto are in a beneficial position to boost prosperity. Meditate on identifying personal potential and power. Visualize prosperity!

Sabian Symbols

This reading is based on Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the degrees of the zodiac. I often look at this part of the chart before looking at the aspects in a chart and reading the forecast because it presents a story through imagery.

Sun and Moon at 8 degrees Scorpio, “The Silvery Moon Shining across a Beautiful Gem of a Lake.” It’s a lovely symbol, representing the yin aspect of life. The lake (water) represents emotion in a calm, still state that reflects light. The moon reflects the sun, creating a balance on earth.

The symbol represents positive change and good fortune, which occur when our emotions and mind are correctly aligned with the feminine. It’s a wonderful oracle for a new moon.

Mercury sits on 10 Scorpio, “A Fellowship Supper Reunites Old Comrades.” This degree brings up the idea of soul contracts, people from past lives, and memories from our past. (The sign of Scorpio can bring up old memories, people from the past, and repetitive situations for clearing and transmutation.) With its close proximity to the Sun and Moon, this process may be part of the New Moon energy.

Venus at 16 Sagittarius, “Seagulls Fly Around a Ship Looking for Food.” This degree can refer to dependence of the sea gull on the sailors and ship. It can refer to finding or taking sustenance from others. It is the symbol for Venus, which can refer to love and loving relationships. It implies the need for boundaries and noticing when others feed on your energy or take too much from you.

Mars at 24 Capricorn, “A Woman Entering a Convent.” It’s a very interesting symbol for Mars, which refers to action and assertion. Typically, a woman enters a convent for inner contemplation and to escape pressure from the outer world. It may indicate a need to move into a higher spiritual state before taking action in the outer world—particularly with Mars square Uranus, which tends to expand impulsive action.

Jupiter is on 11 Libra, “A Professor Peering over his Glasses at His Students.” The image of a professor and glasses invoke thoughts about the rational, logical, and intellectual world. Truly, seeing someone means putting aside the rational world and looking through the heart. Sometimes, it’s important to put aside “reality” and look for the softer eyes of intuition—and the heart.

Uranus sits on Aries 22, “The Gate Opens to the Garden of All Fulfilled Desires.” This degree is included because Uranus is responsible for many of the spiritual changes experienced in the past 4 years. In metaphysics, the garden refers to spiritual world in which everything is perfect and aligned. All of our desires are met at a higher level of consciousness. Perhaps, it refers to the “change” that follows group awakening when we will find ourselves in a whole, new, beautiful world.

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planetary Change, Another Shift!

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The “weather” following last weekend’s full moon is softer and less dramatic. For many of us, the full moon awakened subtle energies, which encouraged our inner aspirations. The trick is to continue embracing them—regardless of the planetary energies.

Challenges remain as the planets teach discernment between the ego and inner self. We’re also learning about the difference between programmed global beliefs and the freedom of universal structures. (Big lessons are rarely comfortable although they can bring bliss—when we experience a shift into higher consciousness.)

Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are in Libra, which can make life seem beautiful and gracious. Sun (life, light) and Mercury (communications) oppose Uranus (quantum field) in Aries, meaning our desire to enjoy and balance life may cause conflict with our inner quest for spiritual growth. In short, it’s important to devote time to meditation and contemplation when many changes are afoot in the outer world.

Mars (action, overall energy) in Capricorn squares Uranus (quantum field, spiritual change) in Aries and conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn. Its square with Uranus can make for explosive action, or it can bring meditative thought about how our physical/every day actions blend with our spiritual life.

One of the bigger influences is Mars (action, energy)  conjunct Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) Mars and Pluto in a close position can bring courage, strength, and power to move forward with goals. As we know, power comes in two forms. It can refer to using manipulation to get our way or throwing resentment, hurt, or anger at others.

It can reveal the darker side of our energy–how we lash out or throw energy. True power involves choosing boundaries, staying on our path, and allowing the universe to work through us. We have to choose between force and strength. True strength brings healing, answers, and benefits the “all”.

Venus sits in Sagittarius, which forms a harmonious energy with Jupiter in Libra. These two energies in combination can bring pleasant and beautiful moments into our lives. Venus in Sagittarius tends to desire movement, philosophical stimulation, and physical activity. (Read esoteric writings and follow with a long walk.)

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Jupiter is sextile Saturn, meaning our good beliefs and positive karma, can help in finding a better life and bringing it into form. Saturn trines Uranus, which means positive karmic efforts to follow our soul can aid in bringing big, spiritual realizations into our physical lives. (This is a powerful trine because it means good fortune can result from sustained effort–particularly those based on inner connection.)

Jupiter and Uranus are square Pluto, meaning the large, radical change continues as we examine and create our lives. Jupiter symbolizing good fortune, so we’re discovering how to transcend our limiting beliefs about the goodness in life. Uranus pushes us to realize the importance of spiritual life and Pluto reveals our limiting beliefs and illusions.

NOTES:

  1. The energy remains a bit erratic with the continuation of Uranus conjunct Eris (the 10th planet of discord), and Mars and Jupiter square Uranus. It makes everything seem unpredictable. (Remember it’s easiest to manifest when life is not completely stable. Uranus does help with the quantum field, so use the energy to focus on big desires.)
  2. Two T-squares appear before the end of the month. (The first T-square is on Oct 20; the next T-square appears on Oct 23.) T-squares make life feel a bit heavy and frustrating. Fortunately, they pass quickly.
  3. If we use it wisely, there’s a marvelous aspect with Mars conjunct Pluto. It can truly help in materializing desires and goals. It can give relentless drive and courage. It’s also important to use it wisely by focusing power in a beneficent way. Obviously, the object of the aspect is pursuing a goal from a place of neutrality while allowing the universe to work through us. (On the highest level, this aspect can help with integrating many of the current changes–as well as manifesting dreams.)
  4. There is much lovely energy in the chart. Nature is spectacularly beautiful with Venus in Sagittarius and Libra in Jupiter. Make time to visit with the loveliness of the world. It helps in awakening the inner self.
  5. Create a balanced schedule with time for inner and outer work. Spend time observing the self and watching feelings and thoughts. Shift into higher consciousness whenever possible.

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

 

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Full Moon Forecast: More Change

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It’s a volatile forecast for the full moon on October 16. Sun and Mercury are in Libra, a beautiful air sign with a focus on balance. The Full Moon appears in Aries, a fire sign. Aries is the beginning of new motion; it’s forceful and headstrong.  The conflict begins with Moon (feminine, emotion, the mother) conjunct or close to Uranus. Both signs are in Aries, and Uranus promotes sudden change.

It’s not difficult to link the equation of emotion (Moon) and sudden change (Uranus). It simply means our emotions will be a bit unstable and erratic. On the plus side, it can mean brilliantly, inspired connection—or it can bring instability. As usual, the choice is ours, but awareness is key because we can choose to observe swings in mood and evaluate at a later date.

In the big picture, change is coming into our lives—whether we want it or not. If we were waiting for a special time or resisted the motion of the universe, we don’t have to worry. The desired change—or some sort of change—is already on the way. (Many aspects in this chart point to non-traditional change. Planets aligned with Uranus and Pluto bring different currents of energy into our awareness.)

Additionally, Uranus and Eris, which is called the 10th planet, are square. Some astrologers believe the square with Eris can move our consciousness into profound transformation; others think it indicates a period of chaos through April 2017. Either way, it brings (more) temporary confusion because the Greek goddess, Eris, symbolizes discord.

Sun (outer life) and Mercury (communication, thought) are opposite Uranus, meaning our pleasant thoughts about life may temporarily seem out of sync with the changes that the universe seeks for us. (Aspects with Uranus tend to come and go with an on/off motion. By holding tightly to a higher vision, life often rearranges itself into a higher form.)

Mercury (communication, thought) in Libra squares Mars (action, masculine) in Capricorn. There will be a tendency to float through life with beautiful thoughts, but Mars asks for physical structure and changes in the material world.

Jupiter (good fortune) and Saturn (limitation, time, work) offer more harmonious aspects. Jupiter sextiles Saturn, meaning harmony and good fortune are possible if we stay disciplined, balanced, and focused on our spiritual path. Saturn trines Uranus, which means an opportunity for taming the wild Uranian energy into a form that is compatible with our personal karma.

Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus are currently square Pluto, which has a strong tendency to dredge up the subterranean depths of the subconscious. Memories, which reveal patterns, may rise to surface. We may feel our fears or glimpse the forces behind problems in our lives.

Pluto’s strength is transmutation, the act of taking darkness and transforming into light. Pluto reveals truth, which is ultimately freeing. There is great freedom in seeing through illusion, but it’s rarely a comfortable ride.

Notes

  • Uranus brings connection with the Divine, an ability to move into heightened awareness, innovation, and invention. It can also bring contradictory and unstable feelings. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Eris aspect Uranus
  • Moon conjunct Uranus can make emotions erratic. Wait before making big decisions.
  • Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto. This type of square has caused much personal turmoil since 2012. Pluto pulls things from the subconscious and the darker side of life for transformation. Meditate when possible and focus on the positive.
  • Saturn trines Uranus, indicating discipline and positive, consistent action can help with cosmic change.
  • It’s a forceful chart with a great deal of energy to create change in our lives. The symbol for the moon is particularly positive (see below.) It speaks of a positive change of fortune, which is brought by the winds of change.

 

Sabian Symbols from Lynda Hill

Sun sits on Libra 24, A Third Wing on the Left Side of the Butterfly. A third wing refers to imbalance, a creative overbalance. It also refers to the acceptance of fragility and difference in others as well as empathy for emotional breakdowns and other aspects of oversensitivity.

Moon is placed in Aries 24, An Open Window and a Net Curtain Blowing into the Shape of a Cornucopia. The Cornucopia refers to Abundantia, a Roman Goddess of good fortune and prosperity. A cornucopia can also refer to the fall harvest, a specific time of natural abundance.

It speaks of a change in the wind, which brings a positive change of fortunes. The symbol emphasizes the use of imagination and action to catalyze a desired realization.

Mercury is found on 16 Libra, After the Storms of Winter, A Boat Landing Stands in Need of Reconstruction. This symbol is very appropriate after Hurricane Matthew. Many of our communications are currently focused on this subject.  On a personal level, many people are reconstructing and rebuilding their lives in this time of “new” light.

Venus sits on 28 Scorpio, An Inventor Performs a Laboratory Experiment. Many awakened people are searching for the right focus on consciousness to bring about a change in the world. Alchemy refers to this specific change in consciousness as “laboratory” work, which means creating something new and wondrous from known materials. (With Uranus in the mix, it may be possible.)

Mars is placed on Capricorn 13, A Fire Worshipper Meditates on the Ultimate Realities of Existence. Fire was given to mankind by Prometheus; it was stolen from the Greek gods. Fire produces light to see our path, and it gives warmth. By tending the fire of the heart, we make a great deal of progress on our spiritual path.

Jupiter sits on Libra 8, A Blazing Fireplace in a Deserted Home. Again, fire represents warmth and love. If we see connection with the universe as our spiritual “home”, the fire symbolizes eternal love, which never ceases to support and comfort us.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

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A Time of Awakening

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Admittedly, many people flow through the outer world as though nothing has changed. But it is the time of the Great Awakening when we can open the door to the “Field” and feel the flow of love and light. It’s also a time when everyone chooses to go higher or lower. (In yoga, it’s taught that we either become more of who we are or less of our true presence through practice. It’s a determining factor for everyone.)

Throughout the past three years, the patterns of energy work altered (along with the patterns and seasons of the earth.) When energy heightens, we have new perceptions. Everything begins to work differently.

Here are a few observations:

  1. The energy continually oscillates; it moves up and down. One day, everything is fine. The next day, it’s strange or exhausting. A few days later, it’s fine. (On the lower energy, negative patterns usually come to light. On the high energy days, we experience hope and happiness. In addition to learning about energetic patterns, we learn to conserve our own energy and observe how we use it in the flow of life. (Balance is an important part of the new paradigm.)
  2. With more light, everyone becomes more intuitive, gaining greater awareness of other people’s underlying thoughts and feelings. Eventually, vibrations will speak more loudly than words. The true feelings and actions of others will become apparent.
  3. Our collective energy is making changes in the world. Many send light and support on a regular basis to others. For those who can “see”, the light level is growing. We are also learning to vibrate above mass consciousness and lower group emotions. This trend will continue as we develop or connection with the inner self.
  4. It’s easier to send energy to others. Intuitive or psychic energy travels at a faster rate. It requires fewer “sends” and one or two clear visualizations can alter the pattern of a situation by lifting consciousness.
  5. The rules constantly change. There are a few constants such as working with the heart, returning to love, working with boundaries, and speaking our truth. Otherwise, energy responds to different rules, requiring constant experimentation for those who heal and send light.
  6. The quest for the inner self is the most fascinating mystery in our existence. Many people search for it in hope of answers. Awakening brings an incredible wave of love and understanding. True manifestation takes place through gamma waves, a state of super drive involving all portions of the brain. Gamma waves may only come through transmission from others and/or deeper levels of awakening and inner work.
  7. When we lift our consciousness and work with others, we connect with the Field in an entirely, different way. It amplifies our ability to pull in energy from many, new directions–and to apply it in new ways.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

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