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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.

Riding the Waves of the New Age

Image by Eslam Rady

 

If the Age of Aquarius offers the experience of group enlightenment and cooperation, why are we having difficulty with it? Shouldn’t it be easy and fun?

The archives of time recount the previous Golden Ages, including Lemuria, Atlantis, and Egypt, and they prophesize that the Age of Aquarius may be the most glorious of all ages. Hopefully, the light level of the earth will reach quantum mass so our wisdom and enlightenment will shine through to all of humanity. The Mayan calendar calls this “the end of time”, and the book of Revelations hints that this is the time of the apocalypse. Apocalypse simply meant “the revelation of hidden things by God” before the movement of Christianity.

All manifestation and co-creation culminate with the release of patterns and integration of the ego. It is then that we find a previously hidden, underlying truth within our being. The meaning of the word occult is hidden from the eye, secret, or concealed. When we perceive the truth with our hidden eye (the true self, the third eye), enlightenment is entrusted to us in accordance to our ability to perceive.

Currently, we’re in transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius or between a dark age, based on materialism, to a more enlightened age, which aligns with humanistic values. While the internal structure may already exist, individual change is needed to manifest the energies into form. It’s well documented that the human psyche finds difficulty with change–even the most positive changes – such as moving, marrying, changing jobs, or success.

The energies are different, creating the need for new strategies and methods of dealing with the new and old energies at the same time. In any manifestation, there is a shift between the attachment to the stability of the old life and the attraction to the new. Eventually, we let go of the old reality and shift into the new one, but a feeling of pressure and resistance often accompany the shift. It’s helpful to remember that negative feelings and thoughts are associated with the ego, not the soul.

Part of the process, which is sometimes experienced as a motion between lower and higher feelings and thoughts is called oscillation. Oscillation is often experienced as waves of emotion and thought that resonate with the two parts of the self. During this process, we feel the pull of the old self and the desires of the higher self.

 

The Wave

The energy of change tends to come in waves. Eventually, the wave will pass, even if it takes a few days or weeks.

By observing closely, we know that there are several types of waves. One wave is gentle and grounding; it resonates with the inner self. We tend to move between several sets of waves in a given day. Waves from mass consciousness and other people tend to foster feelings of anxiety and connect us with mass consciousness.

We are touched by our identification with the mass subconscious and other people whenever the vibrations of our field descend. We descend through identification with the thoughts of other people, messages on the web, news forecasts when we disconnect or forget our connection with the light.

Fortunately, we can avoid some of the waves of mass consciousness by staying at a higher frequency, reflecting on the heart space, and avoiding media such news and online communication.

It is possible to connect to the spiritual world and disengage from the negativity in outer world. Meditation, yoga, and intuitive activities can link our consciousness with the Divine—and the slower, centered feeling of the inner self.

Exercise:

  • When feeling disoriented, tired or anxious, meditate on light, the center of the Universe or your perception of the Divine for a few minutes. This will alleviate tension.
  • Focus on the heart space in the middle of the chest and feel pink light (love) flowing into your body, mind, and emotions.
  • Focus on pleasurable feelings or memories such as times when you experienced the flow of life—or unconditional universal love.
  • Come back to the present when you finish the exercise and practice this “feeling” every two or three hours. It will become easier with practice and create a calm that stays within the body.
  • When the mind or emotions wander back to a problem or negative feeling, simply say aloud or silently, “Please align me with my inner self. Your body and mind are already familiar with this state of consciousness. With a few days of practice, you will begin to master the art of moving into the inner self, and you’ll create a more relaxed state of being.

Streaming

The new Aquarian energy can be similar to data streaming on the internet. We are watching, listening or participating with the cosmic energies before they are completed downloaded or present. When we “feel” the possibility of a difficulty or undesirable emotion, we tend to “stream” our energies in the direction of the problem. Streaming could include focusing on our anxieties or problems unconsciously, but we forget that our energy flows like an underground stream, causing unwanted emotions to build without awareness, like a subterranean pond surfacing in the middle of the road. We can’t go around it or build a bridge quickly, but we can float over it or redirect the flow.

Here is a simple exercise that I find particularly useful.

Exercise:

  • When thinking about the future, notice the energy that you send to this point in time. Feel the sensation of intense focus, the streaming of the energy into a direction. (Most of us have a particular direction that we associate with others and the future.)
  • Think of calling a friend that you like and notice how you move energy. (We hold an image or feeling about the person and send our energy to them.) Notice how you flow a stream of energy in their direction. What does the energy feel like? Get a clear read so that you can identify it easily.
  • Now, pull all of the particles of the energy stream back into your field. Allow your body to absorb the particles of energy into your cells. Notice the feeling of grounding, calmness and quiet.

NOTE: It’s more effective to hold an image calmly and briefly, see the desired outcome, and then release the image and energy.

 

Moving into the Positive

I philosophically subscribe to a system of substituting positive thoughts, feelings and sensations for the negative inner dialog, emotions, words and physical sensations. I don’t think that if I hold good thoughts or mantras in general that life will respond–or that if I casually believe that everything will work out that it will.

I believe that reality follows my thoughts, emotions, intentions and attention and that “reality” mirrors our energies of our beliefs. I believe in recycling energy by raising its frequency and also in manifesting the reality that aligns with my personal happiness. This is far more complex than it sounds.  (It requires patience, repetition, and a connection with the Divine.)

Duality and/or polarity are the basis for creation in the material world. Without duality, we would lack a body and the earth, itself. It is the balancing of the forces of duality within one’s physical body, emotions, thoughts and spirituality that raise the vibrations of our being so that we can perceive the unseen or the Divine.

A Final Word: Love

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Rumi

Truth is simple. Truth can only be found within. It is already “within us”, but it lies hidden and awaiting the moment of our awakening. Truth has power. When truth is found by the heart, it is perceived as love. Love and power intertwined are wisdom. Love tempers power so that it is rightfully used in tandem with universal law for the benefit of all.

Love is the most expansive force in the Universe. In alchemy, it is said that love is the universal solvent. It dissolves everything into its original nature–which IS love. When all else fails, turn to love. Love is the opposite of fear. When we move into love, we raise our vibrations to a frequency that fear and chaos cannot touch or disturb.

It is the substance that underlies the composition of every particle of matter in the Universe. The true source of all is love, which can never fail us if we petition it with our heart, mind, soul, and body. It is by opening our heart that we find the way.

 

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.

 

My Story: Wolves and Manifestation

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and counselor

 

When I began spending time with wolves on long afternoons beneath the spring sun, I found myself lingering on images of happiness, small desires like a beautiful garden, and funny little ideas about what I wanted in my life. It wasn’t long before I realized that I truly wanted these images of happiness in my life.

Around the time of my discovery, the wolves began lying around me in a huge circle. Twelve wolves would look soulfully into my eyes, and a feeling of power flowed into my body. As they watched me with their golden eyes, the small desires became living images with deep color, sharp lines that reflected the shape and details of the desire, and wonderful sensations accompanied the image of the desire.

In a few weeks, the images seemed real. The dream of my desires — when held by myself and the wolves — began to seem more real than aspects of my current life. Soon after this transformation, the dreams of my small desires appeared in physical form. It’s logical to think that the wolves might have ended the process after my small successes, but they wanted to go deeper into the hidden fabric of my consciousness.

There was a deep joy that accompanied my accomplishments, and I also felt pulled by the consciousness of the wolves. I wanted to understand more. I noticed that the wolves only worked with me on specific desires; they rejected images and ideas that they said were not connected to my soul. Over time, I learned that desires of the heart bring light, growth, and understanding, and they are amplified by love and light.

Spending time with wolves was magical. Wolves love to run, play, and splash in streams. They play games with pine cones and sticks like huge puppies who are fascinated by life. By playing with the wolves, my body naturally grew stronger.

During this time, we went more deeply into my hidden desires, and I learned it was not always easy to create. I faced the contradictions within myself –the push/pull of desires that have been hidden away because of past experiences and/or conflicts within personal consciousness. These desires – the ones, which led to the development of my inner self – required a greater expanse of consciousness and elicited the necessity of discovering truths about myself and life.

As I traveled more deeply into myself, I found that I could easily project imagery to others, and their small desires came true. It was a wonderful feeling, and, yet, I couldn’t share the process or tell anyone. (Who would believe me?) I also discovered how my small wishes for calls from friends, a change in schedule, or a beautiful day manifested almost effortlessly.

As the next two years passed, I became more intuitive. With the wolves’ help, I learned how to read animals through the support of the wolves. Intuitive feelings grew stronger as did my senses, and I “knew” more about life, myself, and other people.

I noticed how bird song, the motion of trees, and the clouds in the sky often changed when I moved into intuitive state. The sensations of feeling alive became intense when I meditated—and even more so when I focused on a desire.

In the next few years, I would learn how I blocked my desires through emotion, thoughts, and beliefs as well as the repetition of specific problems. I traveled through a series of studies to learn how move through them until I could achieve this for myself and others. The wolves helped me to create shortcuts, greater belief in myself and my own powers, and a way of connecting to the universe, which opened my heart to light and love.

This method of following the soul and the hearts’ desires leads to much change. I released many aspects of myself and altered the way that I saw life. (I also learned how to clear myself and others of the past and energetic problems.)

Part of the process is becoming a different person who is willing to find new truths and accept that we truly do create our lives.

Obviously, this is a very brief explanation. Here are a few notes below to help you in beginning your own practice of manifesting

  • See the opposite of your current situation. If you want a new job, see yourself with a wonderful job, surrounded by helpful people. See a big salary and the hours that you want to work. If you want a new love, focus on the joy, closeness, and beauty of another person. For prosperity, see money flowing into your life, and release the perpetual belief that there is not enough. (Problems and desires actually increase our ability to manifest if you use the opportunity.)
  • Commit to the process. Spend time every day with a ten-minute focus on the desire. Make it into a beautiful living image. Let the feeling flow through you. Recall the image whenever you experience the old feeling of “not” having your desire.
  • Work on your energy level. High energy and a high frequency are associated with manifestation. Where do you lose energy? How do you gain energy? Do you feel stronger and happier after a conversation with a friend or drained? Notice the same with exercise, work, and attitude.
  • Meditation helps. A connection with universe is part of the fuel of creating any desire. Intuition is definitely heightened from meditation, and it always points to the next step. (Right action comes from meditation.)
  • Notice contradictions. With big desires that take time, it’s normal to experience a part of the self who doesn’t fully embrace the dream. Observe this part of the self and send light to it. Observation stops the negative internal dialog.
  • Oscillation is normal. Oscillation is the way that our emotions and thoughts flow between the manifestation and our old life. (We may feel fear or anxiety when experiencing this state.) It’s helpful to focus on the heart chakra, which is the center of our being.
  • Awareness is crucial to create change. Notice thoughts, feelings, and changes in the body that indicate motion in the right or wrong direction.
  • Every desire requires a change in our perception of life. You may alter your schedule, throw away unneeded items, or change the way in which you live life. Find a person or teacher to help with clearing when needed. Don’t stay stuck!
  • Focus on courage when taking opportunities, moving in the direction of your dreams, or realizing that your life must change. It’s how you move into a desirable outcome. (Visualization eliminates many steps and opens the door to opportunity, but you must step through the door.)
  • After manifesting your desire, move more deeply into your inner work. Focus on another desire. It’s a part of an evolutionary cycle, which you will discover through repetition and persistence.

 

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.

 

A Message from the Wolves

 

On the night of the full moon, the wolves speak. Their messages carry through the waves of the wind as high-pitched sounds that are heard by the soul.  The messages are not for everyone – only those who are awakening and truly alive.

The Message

Everyone has the ability to have an intention, a desire of the soul that burns or carries like the waves of water. A true intention comes from the soul and heart; it comes into being from repetition and desire. Its sound is one of love and longing for the universe to speak through their being by igniting their gifts.

It is not enough to want or long for the shape of a desire. The desire must become part of you like a song of your heart. It is time to create and feel the true rhythm of life when nature responds to you.

How do you move into the true rhythm of life and make intentions into true life?

True intentions are different from wanting things or aspects of life. They relate to growth of the soul, understanding of how nature works, and finding the truth of your heart.

There is a beautiful place of stillness in your heart when you discover this truth. You must have faith in yourself and the flow of life. You must return to the desire many times in the way that the tide of the ocean returns to the beach—moving out into an infinite line at the horizon and moving back into the physical presence on the earth.

You must believe that your thoughts and emotions travel on the air and move outwardly into the universe. The universe breathes life into them—just as it breathes life into you. When you move into your true desires, your energy level increases, and life moves in a way that is known as the flow.

When you are out of the flow – besieged by lower emotions and thoughts – recognize that this is the part of you who doesn’t know how to create in this new way. But this old part of you is learning new ways, particularly when you make an effort to observe and change.

Whenever you decide to master this because you have important intention, life alters and moves into the flow. It is part of what you came here to learn; it is part of mastery of life. (It is not who you will become when a desire is fulfilled. It is who you become as you pursue a desire.)

What is changing at the present time?

Nature is changing, and it is wise to know that the pursuit of many things, which you don’t truly want, is fading away. As nature moves back into her true form of abundance, the feeling of lack, scarcity, and competition will fade away.

Nature is coming back and altering herself, but the time for seeing this is not now. It is better to feel it and align with it through the slow passage of time by noticing how a flower grows, remembering that bees return when we “see” them, and the fact that trees hear and feel our thoughts. Actually, all of nature hears your thoughts – particularly when you are meditating or in alignment with the rhythms of earth.

The elements—fire, air, water, and earth—long to help you with your quest. Meditate and let the wind carry your most beautiful and profound thoughts. Ask the earth to take your sadness and lower emotions, and let it return as a flower or a more beautiful form. Feel the fire in your heart and develop passion for your intention. Let the water cleanse your emotions and allow purity to flow through you.

Look at the evening stars, which are bright in the heavens, and feel the universe send energy to you and your life. Watch the sun rise and set.

Know that the universe loves you. It is your time to create your dreams. Take time to align with your intentions. Believe in yourself and your ability.

 

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.

 

 

Super Moon and Lunar Eclipse

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May’s Full Moon brings light to the pale, night sky. On May 26, the super moon appears, accompanied by a lunar eclipse—the only one in 2021.  

Lunar eclipses occur when the sun and moon are equal distances from the earth, and the moon passes through the earth’s shadow. Eclipses are said to act as a “reset” through the on/off motion of light. On an esoteric level, they can represent the motion of passing through the shadow of the psyche and awakening to a higher awareness of life.

Each month, the new and full moon charts write a story about “becoming”, which points to engagement between the lower and higher self. Each planet and its placement in a sign indicate a specific type of energy. The planets also indicate energies in the outer world. (It’s important to remember the planets impel but don’t compel. We have free will.)

With Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Gemini and the moon in Sagittarius, there are opposing forces with energy moving in many directions.  Gemini is the sign of the twins; it brings qualities of quick mentality, rapid thought, talkativeness, and short journeys. It also involves communications and relationships with siblings. Both Sagittarius and Gemini involve thought.

The Sagittarius Moon focuses on the importance of emotions and thoughts as they relate to the soul’s journey. Gemini loves rapid thought–the quick understanding and compilation of knowledge. Gemini is represented by the duality of twins (dark/light, happy/sad, and lower/higher mind.)

Sun (life/light) trines (harmonious) Saturn (time, structure, karma), and it can increase studiousness, discipline, and alignment with purpose. Sun trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), which brings power and awareness of purpose to the surface.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) square (tension) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), meaning that our thoughts and understanding of our direction may not align with expansion and growth. Squares ignite pressure on the psyche, and they can provide a push into finding answers, creating boundaries, or taking action.

Mercury will move into retrograde May 29 through June 22. Mercury in retrograde tends to cause delays with travel and confusion in general; however, it’s an excellent time for rest and completing projects that are already in motion.

Mercury (mind, communication) is well placed in Gemini, an air sign, which encourages brilliant, logical thoughts. Mercury conjuncts Venus (love, beauty, relationships), which aligns thought, communication, and the heart. It may be particularly easy to find our voice when speaking our personal truth—or simply feeling the union of emotion and thought. Mercury trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), which focuses the mind on optimistic and light hearted thoughts.  (The higher mind can also aid in finding spiritual and/or inner direction.)

Mercury (thought) and Venus (love) square (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Neptune encourages intuition, sensitivity, and creativity. It can also cause confusion with thought and matters of the heart. The square tends to increase our tendency to become overwhelmed by illusions relating to the past. However, it’s possible to learn from the squares by using discernment and observing emotions.

Venus (art, beauty) trines (harmonious) Saturn (structure, karma). The aspect can increase creativity in a structured sense such as the development of talents and gifts in a practical sense. It also helps in finding solutions in relationships It is also about the development of beauty in the self, surroundings, and life.

Mars (action, assertion) is placed in Cancer, a water sign. Mars is emotional in this placement, and there’s often the need to work through “old” emotions and/or patterns before taking the next step. Mars trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion) stimulates passion and creativity. It lends boldness to thoughts and desires; it also activates the desire to aid with human rights and environmental issues. Mars opposes Pluto (underworld, transformation), which may increase frustration and agitation. The aspect also encourages using power to create positive change in a practical sense.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is beautifully placed in Pisces. Some astrologers refer to it as the Guardian Angel as it offers a sweet, positive energy that brings optimism and hope. Jupiter in Pisces relates to development of creativity, intuition, compassion, and healing.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Aquarius squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) in Taurus. Saturn often represents the old way of law, particularly pertaining to laws, the past, and accumulation of karma. Uranus represents the new, electronics, and sudden change. Put them together, and it’s easy to see the split in politics, humanity, and current events. (Difficulties, which Saturn often brings to surface, may improve or weaken us.)  Hopefully, we’ll find new solutions.

Tips:

  • Eclipses and a super moon may feel intense, but the energy will pass in a few days.
  • The right placement of thought is important with three planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus) in Gemini and Mercury (mind) in the shadow of retrograde.
  • There are contradictory energies throughout the chart, which is similar to our experiences in life. For example, Sun (life) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), which gives strength and power. Mars (action, male, the warrior) opposes Pluto, which can cause agitation and confusion. Through discernment, we can accurately align our actions with higher choices.
  • Venus (love, art, relationships) trine Saturn (time, karma) helps with finding good structure for artistic endeavors.
  • Jupiter (expansion) in Pisces encourages optimism and a positive outlook throughout June and July.

 

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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.

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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.