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Message from the Wolves: The Importance of Dreaming

 

Behind the beauty of the great silver moon, we are here. We travel through forests to secret hidden places, we sing the songs of the earth, and we convey our message. As the soul awakens, these songs and messages come to you, and you will unravel them at the right time and place.

There are great dreams hidden in your heart, which you have not yet discovered. They have to do with your gifts and powers, which are beneath the surface—but like the sun shining on hidden objects in ice, they will soon be released. Power comes when you want to explore your potential, to grow and expand like a flower or a plant by opening your life to the great spirit, the animating force of life.

There is great beauty and skill within you, but you must seek it. This beauty and set of skills are found within you during times of stillness and connection when the universe flows through it. It may come when you glance at the sky, the sun, or changing colors of leaves as they move with the wind.

Awareness of dreams and the inner self also comes in moments of pure love for yourself, the universe, and those with whom you are close. In these moments, life opens, and it changes if you step into it because change is one of the largest opportunities in life.

Mystical moments come because you pursue and want them. The flow of events in your life relates to your likes and dislikes, passionate moments, and lower frequency. Lower frequencies can be rewritten by stepping through them and choosing to see life from a new perspective with all of your heart. In other words, it is a desire, which is embraced by faith and belief in the universe.

Without this, there is only a confusion of dreams, fears, and lack of action. Like the waves in the ocean, which can move in many directions, so you are the same with your thoughts, dreams, and ruminations on life.

Yet, you can decide to direct the waves—to free yourself of the waves that are disturbing and limiting. You do this by deciding that you can direct the waves. (Many people can do this with one area of life, but all are needed.) You can move into beauty, stillness, and the direction of your heart through a simple decision to do so.

True decisions ignite intent. When intent is strong, the waves change their course, and this is true of the waves of your mind, body, and sensations. Power comes from following your intent and learning not to waiver from it.

The universe amplifies intention when you are aligned with the universe, and the earth shapes it into form as it does with rocks, flowers, trees, and mountains. Both are needed.

It also requires the development of faith.

How do you develop faith?

It begins by speaking with the universe, by noticing the harmony of nature, and believing in the beauty of your heart. If your intention comes from the heart, then the universe will support you. If you talk to the universe through meditation, it will know you are there. This is quite different from your normal mixture of positive/negative thoughts–or only meditating for what you want. (Wanting and intending from the heart are very different.)

You develop faith by asking the universe to help and by remaining in quiet contemplation with your desire. Quiet contemplation means eliminating conflicting thoughts by remaining in a quiet, centered state while seeing the outcome of your desire. Then, you believe in your desire.

If you’re honest, you’ll notice how the old, conflicting thoughts may flow back into your consciousness. You can use this energy to do new things and see life differently. You can also ask the universe to help and meditate on your heart—the door to beauty and truth.

By staying in this state, you find that life alters. As you connect with the universe daily, you will find it speaks and responds to you more quickly. It becomes aware of you, and, as a result, it becomes responsive to your visualizations, thoughts, and requests. The universe wants to help you.

What is the importance of dreams?

For every situation or possible outcome, there are several possible dreams. The earth dreams of harmony between kingdoms and ways of living with man, which bring union and understanding—and a way of using her resources that creates more energy for all. Wolves dream of walking at man’s side and the understanding of stories, which have been shared for so long. Whales dream of clean oceans and the laughter of waves—with beautiful things washing up on the shore.

Our higher dreams, which offer growth and fulfillment, come from the universe. Every day, we choose between higher and lower dreams. Do you want the same old dream, which is never fulfilling, or do you put your trust in the universe and move into the higher one?

It’s a choice. You cannot do both. Much of the state of the world results from dreaming wrong dreams, but it could be changing in a few months or years. It is about allowing the messages of the universe and earth to run through—and to let go of distractions.

How do we release distractions?

By choosing the actions (both passive and active), which lead to the soul or inner self. Each time, you interrupt the flow of a “normal” day, it leaves room for new dreams, intentions, and hope to flow through you. What if many people dreamed of beauty and harmony for the earth for just one day?

You would flow into the old dreams of the universe and nature, the perfect dreams, which focus on your power and ability to step into abundance and fulfillment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Understanding Emotion

 

 

When life changes, we feel emotion. Emotion is a wave, which takes our feelings to a lower or higher point. It’s a normal part of spiritual growth, and it’s called oscillation, a reference to the motion between waves of thought and emotion. When we are centered in connection, we are aligned with the heart. Through this practice, life ceases its motion; it is anchored by unconditional love. It is one of the benefits of devotion and meditation.

  1. Emotions change. Much of our interpretation of emotion has to do with our feelings of “good” and “bad.” As we surrender memories and patterns, our feelings change. When we learn to how to move to a higher frequency, many of our emotions alter, becoming more positive.
  2. When we are centered, we generally feel less emotion. We feel neutral and positive in a general sense. We feel love, which supports us and carries us through life. (We can experience more of this by focusing on pink light or love in the area around us.)
  3. Our imagination influences our emotion as does visualization. We generally tend to verbalize our problems and focus on them through images in our mind. Negative emotions are often amplified by giving them a “voice.” Much of this practice is programmed in our society, but it’s not a good use of our energy. It’s helpful to imagine receiving positive emotional support from others or spend time visualizing a happy, desirable reality.
  4. Emotions are contagious. We can feel the positive or negative emotions from others. We can vibrate above their emotions, change the “mood” by speaking of positive events, or separate ourselves from the other person. We can also center in the heart, which teaches about our eternal connection to the divine.
  5. Life responds to our positive vibrations. The trees move, birds sing, and nature responds when we connect with our higher self. Life moves in a beautiful flow. People on a higher vibration will reflect our higher state.

Everyone feels negative and positive emotions. We change the pattern by staying centered when we feel lower emotions and/or changing our behavior. We invoke positive emotion by focusing on beauty, love, and joy.

It’s also important to love both sides of ourselves–the good and bad. It’s how we eventually find the “center” through acceptance and self-love. It’s also how we master the waves of oscillation, which grow stronger as we move more deeply into the light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

New Moon: Time to Recalibrate

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October’s New Moon brings fruitfulness with the motion of flowing trees, blue lakes, and bright, changing color of the mountains. With Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in air signs, it’s the time to dream of harvests—the fruit of the soul and personal effort. (Air rules the mind, and the mind works best when united with the heart, which is the keeper of true vision.)

Think of butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds that navigate through breezes, storms, and fluctuations of the wind. Likely, we’ll move in many directions for the next week or two; yet, we choose our destination through the focus of mind and spirit.

The New Moon on October 6 is a time of recalibration, involving inner work and a new vision of the future self. It’s a time to dream of action although it is a very passive time with several planets in retrograde, including Mercury—which brings motion of life to a halt.

With Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (mind), and Mars (action) in Libra, we can move deeply into the loveliness of life. There’s an emphasis on beauty, creativity, and harmony. We create harmony by observing where life is out of balance and by making adjustments. (It’s helpful to contemplate the perfect day with a balance between meditation, work, relaxation, and time spent in nature. With the increasing energy of the feminine, there’s an increased need for both stillness and action.)

Sun, Moon, and Mercury are conjunct, allowing deep communication between the outer self, emotion, and the inner mind. Sun, Moon, and Mercury conjunct Mars (action), meaning our outer actions can align more easily with life, mind, and emotion

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars trine Jupiter, the planet of good fortune.  Trines with Jupiter are harmonious, bestowing balance, good luck, and optimism. Sun trine Jupiter brings opportunities for spiritual, personal, and material growth. Moon trine Jupiter lifts emotions, increases happiness and encourages positivity in relationships. Mercury trine Jupiter aids with organization and planning the future. Mars trine Jupiter heightens self-confidence and decisiveness.

Sun, Moon, and Mars trine Saturn (limitation, karma, structure). Saturn is also Father Time, representing the lessons learned throughout life along with the perseverance, dedication, and commitment necessary to overcome earthly bonds. Through wisdom, we look at the past and apply the lessons to the present and future. (Positive aspects with Saturn also benefit organization and the creation of structure for the future). Sun trine Saturn indicates a time of achievement and recognition. Moon trine Saturn gives emotional strength, patience, and the ability to overcome problems in domestic life. Mars trine Saturn accelerates strength and persistence to complete tasks and stay aligned with goals.

Mercury (communications, travel, mind) is retrograde in Libra (air sign), which slows motion, completion, and (temporarily) the realization of desires. It’s important to think about our true nature and the best forms of expression, which align with the heart. With this end in mind, we can weigh the value of various designs and directions in life. Mercury squares Pluto (subconscious, transformation); it relates to obsessiveness with specific ideas and lack of openness to other or new possibilities.

Venus (love, relationships) in Scorpio is intense, magnetic, and emotion. Venus squares Jupiter with desires for self-indulgence, impulsiveness, and deepening bonds with others. Venus trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), enabling a connection with divine and the ability to intuit hidden spiritual truths. The aspect also heightens universal, unconditional love.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma) are placed in Aquarius, and they square Uranus, the planet of sudden change. The square with Uranus causes tension and agitation. It can also open our consciousness to new possibilities.

We may experience a huge desire to move ahead with our dreams and commitments, but it’s not quite the time. Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars oppose (180 degrees) Chiron, the wounded healer, and they also oppose Midheaven, the height of our personal/group spiritual quest.

It’s a time to recalibrate by taking a deep look at ourselves and life. Perhaps, our inner self has a different take on our goals and dreams—or a better viewpoint of how we see ourselves.

Notes

  • The New Moon is the time for planning for the ensuing 28-day moon cycle, releasing what Is not needed, and connecting with the unseen world to find our way. When we cannot see clearly in the dark, we go within to discover new knowledge and methods of moving through life.
  • The chart speaks of contemplation and self-observation as a deeper method of choosing one’s course through life. It’s time to feel the direction of our inner, spiritual destiny, but it’s not time to act on it.
  • Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) will become direct this week and aid in moving life in the direction of goals and dreams. However, the outcome of action is limited with Mercury retrograde, and it’s wise to make plans for later in the month or early November as opposed to the current moon phase.
  • Positive trines are found throughout the chart, and they can uplift the spirit, heighten optimism, and encourage personal, spiritual, and career growth. The aspects are wonderful for long-term planning and completing projects.

 

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 Harvest Moon

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In early fall, bright leaves intermingle with summer flowers, and the light grows dimmer.  As cooler weather appears, the trees are adorned with radiant colors, the sky turns clear blue, and the world sparkles. This transformation takes place between the signs of Virgo and Libra.

 The Full Moon appears on Monday, September 20 at 7:54 pm ET.  The Autumn Equinox follows on September 22 with a day/night of balanced light and darkness. The Full Moon brings a period of heightened emotion and growth; it increases the overall energy of the planet. September’s New Moon brought potential to manifest, and the Full Moon brings examination of blocks and limitations along with powerful energies to create and take action.

Sun (life, light) is placed in the last degrees of Virgo, which alternately represents the virgin priestess (virgin=metaphysically pure), the perfectionist, and the servant. In all three cases, the character refers to a series of actions in the physical world, which produce a tangible result. With recent energetic changes, it may refer to the need to moving into purity, perfecting our perception of life, and serving more of the needs of the inner self.

Sun conjuncts Mars (action, energy), giving physical vitality and strength—including perseverance with dreams and goals. The Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, karma), evoking strength and understanding from the past. Sun opposes Neptune, creating a mist between the moment of searching and perceiving the future.

Moon (emotions, inner self) is beautifully placed in Pisces, a water sign, which adds emotion along with a tendency to recall the past. The Moon is in opposition to Mars (action), creating conflict between the desire for action and various emotions. Moon conjuncts (close to) Neptune in Pisces, and this heightens the ability to glimpse the unseen world, intensifies night dreams, and increases artistic ability and insight.

Pluto, the outer planet ruling the underworld/subconscious and transformation—basically from the River Styx to the flight of the phoenix—involves six planets including Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune.  Pluto also rules mass consciousness, the quality of many minds and emotions when we come together as one on a higher or lower vibration. (Many of the aspects are positive. Interestingly, it’s an important time to avoid social media and news; perhaps, it’s time to create a positive/personal global worldview.)

 Mercury (communications) sits in Libra, encouraging reflection and balance. Mercury trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), meaning the right thoughts can accelerate and open our path to growth. Mercury squares (tension) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which intensifies and deepens our thoughts.

Mercury (mind, communications) moves into retrograde on September 27, and it’s important to begin new endeavors before this time. Mercury retrograde is a passive time of reviewing the past and envisioning/rewriting the future; it’s not the right time to begin a new project.

Venus is in Scorpio, a water sign with intensity and depth—as well as emotion. Venus is in somewhat of a “mood” as she squares Saturn, bringing in karma and memories from the past. Venus opposes Uranus, increasing erratic reactions in love relationships and partnerships.

Mars (action) is typically strong willed and full of desire, but it’s more passive and pensive when placed in Libra. The emphasis shifts to diplomacy, fairness, and seeing both sides of the equation. It’s also useful for bringing balance to social issues. On the other side of the equation, Mars trines Saturn (limitation, karma), adding strength and ambition to the mix. Mars trine Pluto (subconscious/transformation) adds will and desire.

Jupiter (good fortune) and Saturn (limitation/karma) square Uranus (change, quantum field). These aspects tend to draw a sharp line between opposite field of thought and belief. Jupiter and Saturn are both placed in Aquarius, which concerns electronics (how much is good/bad?), the future, and humanity as a whole.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) offers a time to approach life from a new view. It brings constructive change, a restful period to heal and recreate our lives.

Tips and Thoughts

  • The combination of Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces is vibrant and energizing. Earth and water help to create in physical form.
  • Mercury in Libra encourages balance, harmony, and reflection. Meditate on the thoughts that align with the inner self for expansion.
  • Venus is not happy or relaxed in this chart. Pull back from disagreements and look for balance when possible. Focus on smooth emotions.
  • Mars is Libra is more reflective than usual, but aspects with Saturn and Pluto intensify the will and ambition.
  • The many aspects with Pluto lend an opportunity to strengthen the will, follow desires, and find the courage to find a new 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.

5 Tips for Manifestation

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Altering your reality begins with changing your consciousness. When you put your consciousness in a different place, the flow of events changes.

1) Everyone creates their life through the placement of consciousness–and through their vibration rate (frequency.) Our lives move on the line of our personal projections and beliefs. Every difficulty, problem, and negative situation comes from visualization, consciousness, energy, and frequency rate.

2) Reality changes from the perspective of frequency. (A low frequency is difficult; a high frequency brings insights and freedom. Low frequencies are associated with negative thoughts, emotions, and patterns. Higher frequencies and positive thoughts/emotions allow for new solutions and breakthrough moments.) Moving into a higher frequency means changing our consciousness. Our perception changes when we move into a higher frequency. It’s impossible to see reality in the same way. From a viewpoint of expanded consciousness, we feel differently. We see the situation in a new way.

3) Meditating daily through visualization and positive emotion evokes a change in consciousness. When we change our consciousness and send positive emotions to a different version of reality, it changes the conditions around us. Matter reflects our inner state. When we change, life alters.

4) Daily meditation allows connection with the higher self and the universe. These are the big vibrations, which bring huge changes over time. It’s impossible to feel worry, fear, anger, or sadness when we connect to the universe. The universe also guides us through intuition as we hold the visual. We receive insights about direction, imagery, and the feeling of the successful outcome.

5) The process teaches us about the inner self, which feels enlightened and energized by the practice. The process also teaches us about the part of the self, which feels blocked or doesn’t want to make the shift. (It’s best to send love to this part of the self and observe whenever possible.)

6) Faith is part of the process of altering our reality. We see reality in a new way through meditation. We attune our visualization through intuition. Eventually, we believe in the part of the self, which creates the happier reality–and it comes to fruition in real life!

The Details:

1) Begin with a prayer. Imagine you’re connecting to the universe, God, or a higher being. Ask the universe to support your effort. Feel the connection.

2) Meditate on the inner self, the presence that is always with you and has answers. Imagine light pouring into your being, lifting you into a place of higher vibration and knowing.

3) Intend the change. Feel the intention, the desire in you to experience new, peaceful, more aligned aspects of life. Feel the harmony and quiet joy.

4) Visualize the desired intention in great detail. Imagine you’re living in the image of your desired life. Visualization tells the universe where you want energy to go, how you want to feel it, and how you want to experience the shift. It goes beyond wanting or wishing. Think of it as a commitment to yourself.

5) At all times, believe it is working. Don’t focus on how long it takes or why it might not work. Focus on the feeling of connection—and how the new reality feels. (Deepen your spiritual connection whenever possible. When you move more deeply into your spiritual consciousness, you find a way, which is not apparent in normal reality. Trust this part of the process.)

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

Blue Moon Rising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shifts in Time

 

 

Many shifts are taking place, particularly with the New Moon/Lion’s Gate Cycle.  Everyone is passing through a number of small (and large) realizations about life, energy, and the cosmos at large. The energy is intense and changing at a rapid rate. When we understand what it happening and how it affects us, we move more quickly into a higher level of light.

  1. The universe is revealing the truth about our lives, enlarging our perception, and exposing the world at large. At this juncture, the big reveal comes in a strange way. We may perceive higher frequencies and suddenly know how the new, “higher” frequency reality will feel. We may feel dismayed by violence, discrimination, or the world-at-large. We may have moments of realization about how our lives need expansion, the energy of other people, and the need to align with our inner identity. We may feel the weight of mass consciousness–or perceive the immense power of love and meditation on the world. (For those who are more awakened, we may feel surprised when we observe instead of reacting–or resist the push/pull effect of this particular time.)
  2. The shift affects time. As we move into awakening, we mitigate karma. When we transmute karma, our timelines (or memories of this and other lives) alter–simply because we no longer “vibrate” with these types of energy.
  3. Flashes of memories and rapid thought at bedtime are interspersed with periods of deep sleep. The flashes of memories relate to a process of clearing and cleansing our energies throughout this lifetime. The periods of deep sleep relate to healing and discovering more of our true identity–the inner self.
  4. Emotions and the energetic flow of the body change with awakening. We may feel very tired one day and energized on the following day. Additionally, dreams may reveal our lack of confidence, incorrect perceptions, or our ability to change the entire picture through connection with the inner self. (Many of our personal issues can relate to our connection with world consciousness. For example, grief connects us with people who are grieving. A feeling of lack leads to connection with others, who feel they do not have enough. Part of the issue involves changing our image of the world through improvement of personal feelings and vision of the world.)
  5. The flow of life changes on a frequent basis. The energy shifts and feels differently with solar flares, shifts in the geo-magnetic field, and astrological events. As we become more connected, we feel the energy of world events on a deeper level. The seasons and positions of the sun and moon are changing. We are becoming accustomed to “not” knowing how life will feel, which can put us in the flow.
  6. Relationships are changing. As we grow, we continue to move into relationships with people who want to evolve. Sometimes, we simply lack the energy to persist with relationships based on negativity and/or lower energies. We’re also releasing soul contracts, which are agreements to interact in a specific way. (Groups of people with higher frequencies will come together on a conscious level.)
  7. We’re learning to live from the heart, which means intuitively feeling, hearing, and seeing information. It’s how we perceive the invisible and spiritual world, listen to the earth, and evolve. It’s also how we perceive the currents of our thoughts and feelings, which influence manifestation to a great degree.

 

 

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

 

 

Full Moon Forecast, A Dance of Opposites

 

 

 

Litha, Goddess of Abundance by Keli Clark

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planets in Retrograde

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

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

 

Summary

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

 

 

 

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