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New Super Moon and Solar Eclipse

 

A Solar Eclipse, the last of three eclipses, falls on the New Moon on August 11. Eclipses and New Moons are about new beginnings and endings. We enter a void, and, then life expands as the New Moon moves into fullness. The void will feel more intense because the moon is particularly close to earth, which is known as a Super New Moon. At the same, we’re moving through the Lion’s Gate, the annual influx of solar light, during August 8-12.

This eclipse is not about transformation into higher realms. The aspects ask us to see the bigger truths beneath the surface. The New Moon/Eclipse chart focuses on the practical aspects of life – the art of staying centered in the heart space when life is chaotic, difficult, or stressful. (The heart and inner self can always find the right action; the challenge is dealing with the personality’s habitual reactions to life.)

With five planets in fire–Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Chiron–there is much passion and heat. Appropriately, Sun (outer self), Moon (inner self), and Mercury (mind) are conjunct in Leo, inciting courage, loyalty, and a desire to follow the heart.

Three strong squares appear between Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (mind), and Jupiter (good fortune, expansion). According to texts, Jupiter knows the right path for our illumination, blessings, and inner growth. Jupiter is placed in Scorpio, and its skill lies seeing the truth beneath the surface – and applying it to transmute our lives into a higher form.

These three squares create tension between the inner self and the part of the self that lacks alignment with our soul, particularly on the level of life (Sun), emotions (Moon), and Mercury (thought/communication). All of the planets fall in fixed signs (Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio), indicating the importance of seeing life from a different, broader perspective and an open mind. (Moving into love requires seeing where we are distanced from it such as  through people, places, and perception. The challenge is recognizing the truth and making appropriate changes.)

Mars (energy, assertion, male) squares Uranus (awakening, sudden change). Uranus loves change, and Mars interprets this as reaction on the physical and emotional level. With seven planets in retrograde, the Mars/Uranus square is like a subterranean channel with energy flowing beneath the surface that can explode when brought to the surface unless it is wisely directed.

Venus (feminine, love, relationships) is beautifully placed in Libra, accentuating our ability to perceive beauty, balance, and fairness. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars in Aquarius, bringing harmony between the male/female sides of the self – as well as partnerships and relationships. Venus squares Saturn in Capricorn, bringing tension based on the past (and karma) to the surface for clearing. (Again, it’s another opportunity to see how beliefs and experience cloud perceptions.)

  Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), imbuing the forecast with positive energy and hopefulness. Jupiter sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), helping with the right use of power and strength. Saturn (time, limitation) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), creating a harmonious background for overcoming karma and moving into the beauty and transcendence of awakening.

Uranus moved into Taurus (earth) in May, and volcanoes erupt in Hawaii while fires rage in California, Greece, and England. On another level, a prolific number of  hatchlings (in my lifetime) of birds and reptiles (snakes, lizards, frogs) appeared in late May. For those of us who spend hours in nature, the Earth feels wonderfully alive.

 

Notes:

  • Fortunately, we’ll receive light from the Lion’s Gate while passing through the darkness of the New Moon, and trines with Venus/Mars, Jupiter/Neptune, and Saturn/Uranus mitigate the intense energy of squares with Sun/Moon/Mercury and Jupiter.
  • The challenge lies in remaining neutral when previously “unseen” causes of frustration and unhappiness become appear. By returning to the heart, we can find our way and gently navigate through obstacles through visualization, careful conversations, and a focus on love. It’s part of living on a higher level, but it’s never easy.
  • Mars (assertion, male) squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), creating tension and upset. This aspect encourages quick action and retort and can create upsetting emotions. It’s about reaction as opposed to response. When a change or conversation is needed, wait and meditate on it for several days. (Emotions translate poorly while this aspect is active. Aspect continues through September 18.)
  • Venus encourages us to find love in balance, harmony, and beauty. Part of the vision of the inner self comes from contemplation of beauty and how it relates to the heart. Take time to reflect on the beauty of the people, landscape, and simple pleasures like the sun and moon.
  • Much of the chart is about moving through our fixed ideas about life, people, and the way in which live. In the big picture, it’s marvelous to let go of the small aspects of life and embrace the larger possibilities.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sabian Symbols provide an interpretation of the placement of the planet in a particular sign. Every sign (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc) has thirty degrees. Each degree has a specific meaning.

Sun and Moon are placed on Leo 19, “A Houseboat Party Crowded with Revelers; The Water Reflects Its Lights.” The symbol feels appropriate for the eclipse. Many of us are gathered together on a vessel amidst the water, which represents emotion. Sometimes, it may seem like a party as we move together in the New Age. Other times, we’re confined within the group energy of the people around us, and their energy is amplified and reflected by the pond, lake, or sea.

Mercury is on Leo 15, “A Street Pageant Moving Along a Street Packed with People.” The imagery of an exciting group event repeats with Mercury, which rules mind and communications. We can observe or participate in the pageant, find unity or feel pressed by the crowd, or celebrate or withdraw.

Venus sits on Libra 5, “A Man Teaching The True Inner Knowledge Of The New World To His Students”. This symbol seems self-evident. As we awaken, it is love that leads us to true inner knowledge, teachers, and the perception of the New World.  (Stay aligned with the heart.)

Mars is on Aquarius 1, “A Woman Reading Tea Leaves.” Mars is all about action; it loves reaction, arguments, and movement into the next brawl. This symbol encourages focusing on the direction of the intuitive self by deciphering messages that may not always make sense in the outer world. Intuitive messages are often confusing on the surface but offer true guidance through hints and feelings.

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 15, “Children Playing Around Five Mounds of Sand.” The five mounds of sand represent the 5 elements, which is sometimes referred to as the pentacle. In short, the children do not understand the power of symbols or their inherent ability to create change in the physical world through occult work. (This symbol may refer to us because Jupiter squares the Sun, Moon, and Mercury in this chart.  Perhaps, part of our spiritual maturity comes through the perception of our abilities.)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Full Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse

The Full Blood (Red) Moon appears on Friday, July 27 with the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The Full Moon Eclipse is a powerhouse, and it can ignite emotions and erratic actions. It can also act as a catalyst for realizing the potential and beauty of the inner self. If we choose, the eclipse can act as a door into self-awareness and development of spiritual gifts. (Astrology consistently presents equations of energy, which affect emotion and reaction; however, the placement of the consciousness is the determining factor in the outcome.)
Sun (life) is in Leo, increasing passion, drama, and the desire to live through the heart. It brings vitality, courage, and creativity into life. Moon (mother, emotions) is placed in Aquarius, the air sign that rules group endeavors, individuality, and mentality. The Moon is almost exactly conjunct Mars, and the degrees of their placement refer to “A Council of Ancestors” (Moon), indicating guidance from souls who walked the same path, and “A Hindu Healer Glows with Mystic Power” (Mars), which may hint at the best way of using our energy.
Mars (energy, male, assertion) is at its brightest since 2003, and it’s close to the earth. Mars’ aspects with Jupiter and Uranus intensify its power – and our energy. Mars is currently in a retrograde position, but its energy can feel like running in place or living in hyper-drive without a clear focus.
Mercury (communications) moves into retrograde on July 26, and it slows progression of many aspects of life. Mercury (communications) in Leo (fire) is passionate and dramatic. In retrograde, it may mean our passions need tempering by focusing on the heart – and questioning their alignment with the inner self. Mercury’s retro position asks for rest, relaxation, and review of life. It slows travel and communications.
Venus in Virgo can be critical or wise. But Venus’ influence is mainly positive with a sextile with Jupiter (good fortune), meaning love is aligned with expansion and growth. Venus and Neptune are opposed, which can result in difficulty discerning illusion and reality –specifically within relationships. (This aspect also heightens our sense of beauty.) Venus (love, feminine) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), adding power and energy to the aspects of life that we love.

Squares

Squares cause tension between two energies. The tension can sometimes push us into finding new methods and ways of dealing with life. They can also feel frustrating. It’s helpful to know we do have the power to transcend them. (Besides, we are always tested before moving into the next level of consciousness, which the eclipse definitely offers.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications), and Mars (action) square Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion. These squares are in fixed signs, possibly reflecting stubbornness, lack of flexibility, and changes that lead to growth. Sun square Jupiter may reveal how our vision of life requires expansion and growth. Moon (emotions) square Jupiter draws old emotions and limitations of the past to the surface and their conflict with a need for growth. Mercury (communications) square Jupiter can cause procrastination and a sense of laziness.

Mars (action) square Jupiter gives enthusiasm, energy, and zest for life, but Jupiter can make the passion excessive and impulsive.Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Mars (action, male, passion) square Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and awakening. Sun square Uranus increases the need for personal freedom and the feeling of being different or not fitting into groups. Moon square Uranus can cause unpredictable, rapid changing emotions, making it difficult to focus and complete tasks. Mars square Uranus denotes creative, erratic, and passionate energy that can be channeled or explosive.

Jupiter (expansion) trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism) with a continuance of a hopeful, light and optimistic feeling, which has been helpful during the summer months. Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (New Age, awakening) bestows a positive intermingling of concepts of the Piscean and Aquarian Age.

Positive aspects with Chiron (the wounded healer) include a trine with Sun, making life and healing align, and sextiles with Moon (emotions) and Mars (action). Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Chiron, indicating the need to find the source of our limitations and clear them with active consciousness.

Notes:

  • Awakened people (like you) may feel tension, but you should be capable of dealing with the energies throughout the weekend. However, not everyone is like you. The world may present chaotic actions and energies, but you know how to change energy so send peaceful vibrations into the space around you and out into the world (Think of peace as beautiful blue-green waves that bring calm and love.)
  • The present moment (and throughout the week) is NOT time for acting on repressed feelings, talking to others about unfair behavior, or beginning a new project. (Write letters and emails that you never send.) With many planets in retrograde, take time to meditate on the beauty of your desires – and the opportunity to do so. After all, it’s a gift.
  • Mercury is retrograde, limiting travel and mental expansion. Mercury retro tends to slow communications, travel, computers, and electronics. It also tends to cause confusion. It’s a time to rest, review, reflect, and remain consistent with spiritual practices.
  • Squares with Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) can limit the outcome of best efforts and cause frustration. Sun (life, self), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action, masculine) square Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which may prompt eccentric or sudden action. It’s far wiser to delay the action and go within. Let the universe ease waves of pressure and discontent by listening to the subtle voice of the inner self.
  • The Lunar Eclipse presents an opportunity to travel more deeply into the inner self. Think of it as walking into the light and reconstructing life into a higher form. Meditation and reflection are needed to accomplish this task, but the universe is sending light to help us on the path.

 

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s book and work

Sun is on Leo 5, “Rock Formations Towering over a Deep Canyon.” Rock formations could refer to structures of structures of the past or the time element of the planet. Either way, one has to wait and standstill while waiting for help, or climb down into the chasm and/or void.

In the spiritual world, this is known as taking a leap into the unknown, a way of letting go of safe structures and leaning on faith. (On the positive, it can also refer to the power needed to descend into the unknown.)

Moon is on Aquarius 5, “A Council of Ancestors Has Been Called to Guide a Man.” The symbol could refer to wise individuals who found truth and direction in another time – or it could speak of the necessity of following guidance from times past. On another level, it can refer to the strength of genetic ancestors, which lies in our DNA, and may act as a supportive force. (Guides also exist on a purely spiritual level.)

Mercury is on Leo 24, “Totally Concentrated upon Spiritual Attainment, A Yogi is Sitting in a State of Neglect.” The symbol calls attention to the importance of focus and listening to the inner self for true attainment. It also asks for balance between the spiritual and physical worlds.

Venus sits on Virgo 20, “A Caravan of Cars Headed for the Promised Land.” Venus offers substantial support in this chart, indicating help from the universe when we move into a state of love. The caravan of cars relates to the concept of the availability of higher dimensions for those who are spiritually aligned.

Mars is retrograde on Aquarius 4, “A Hindu Healer Glows with a Mystic Power”. This symbol refers to action on the inner as opposed to outer level. The “glow” comes from the light within. At some point, all seekers discover that the light of universe is a wonderful balm, which heals problems in the outer world.

Jupiter is on Scorpio 14, “Telephone Linesman at Work Installing New Connections”. It’s a wonderful symbol that suggests new ways of connecting intuitively and developing communications, which come from the heart.

 

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.

Black Moon/Solar Eclipse

 

The New “Black” Moon, accompanied by a solar eclipse, appears on February 15 at 4:05 pm. The New Moon represents the void, a time of reflection that includes planning the future and releasing unwanted aspects of the past. It’s a time of stillness before life takes on a new form in the material world.

Eclipses reset our energy with their on/off motion, and it’s helpful to focus the mind on a desirable outcome. At this time, we have the opportunity to reset our energy (through the eclipse) as part of the attainment of higher collective consciousness.

The chart for the New Moon is surprisingly clear. With Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications, mind) in Aquarius, it’s about experiencing oneness, humanitarian efforts, and moving more deeply into universal love. As with all charts, there are challenges, but they are surmountable.

Sun and Moon in Aquarius are conjunct (close to) Venus (love, feminine). Venus (love, feminine, material possessions) is placed in Pisces, where it is exalted, opening our being to the softer waves of love. Venus conjuncts (close) Neptune (Illusion, mysticism), eliciting dreams of personal and universal love. Neptune rules water (emotion), and this aspect hints at the power of overcoming obstacles (in this chart) by moving into the sea of collective love.

Venus (love, feminine) squares (tension) Mars (male, action) in Sagittarius. When Mars is placed in a fire sign, it’s passionate and energetic. Mars longs for action while Venus wants to dream about love and float on gentle waves of energy. In many ways, this square represents an aspect of human duality—the desire to act on ambition in the physical world (Mars) and the need to relax and rest on the harmony of the spiritual world. (Many of us long for resolution and integration of these two qualities, which will come at a future date.)

Mars (male action) squares Neptune, intensifying the conflict between the desire for peace and mysticism and the need to make changes in the physical world. Both states are needed in our spiritual/physical existence. Squares such as these with Venus/Mars/Neptune ask us to find a harmonious resolution. (It may be helpful to internalize the energies of love (Venus/Neptune) and collective consciousness before taking action in the outer world.)

With these aspects, Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions) and Mercury (communications, mind) square (tension) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio.  In this case, Jupiter’s good and expansive nature may work against us. Sun square Jupiter refers to exaggeration, excess, or over-promising. Moon square Jupiter can refer to excessive generosity and/or giving too much to help others—or seeing too much good in others and not the truth. Mercury (mind, communications) square Jupiter can help in creating large, wonderful plans, but they are not usually practical or wise. (Review them in a couple of weeks!)

Jupiter (expansion, beneficial) trines (beneficial)  Neptune (mysticism, idealism) in Pisces, expanding interest about the spiritual path and leading our consciousness into idealistic endeavors. Often, we meet new and different people and/or have new experiences. The trine encourages openness and personal growth.

Uranus is preparing to move into the sign of Taurus. It’s the ruler of this Age and exerts a great deal of influence. It may feel like Mercury retrograde occasionally when traffic suddenly becomes heavy, or the computer works slowly, but it’s the transition of this time. Uranus’ square with Pluto will remain until May. As part of our growth, the two planets ask us to look at the underworld and transform whatever we see into light–or into greater understanding.

Summary:

  1. The solar eclipse offers another opportunity to reset our minds on a higher ideal.
  2. Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Aquarius attune our consciousness to collective consciousness, changes made through the mind, oneness, and group endeavors.
  3. Venus is exalted in Pisces, deepening our ability to feel and experience love on a cosmic level. This is deepened by Venus’s conjunction with Neptune, the planet that connects everyone on a emotional/astral level. (We may feel more intuitive.)
  4. We’re looking for balance between the activity of the outer world and the quiet contemplation of the inner world. (Venus squares Mars, and Mars squares Neptune.)
  5. The caution is about excess–giving to much, promising too much, and making plans that are too large and not realistic.
  6. Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which can take us into deeper realization and connection with the “all”.

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

Blue Super Moon!

Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Super Moon, and Eclipse appears on Wednesday, January 31, and it has many names and energies. The lunar eclipse will take place at 9:07 am, and we’ll feel the energy for several weeks. (A lunar eclipse is essentially a reset, a motion into darkness, followed by light.(The eclipse may also stir up patterns and/or longings from last summer’s solar eclipse.) All full moons carry the energetic blueprint of fruition, germination, and realization of dreams. A Blue Moon is simply 2 full moons in one month, and a super moon is closer to the earth than usual. At any rate, it’s all powerful!

There is definitely a magical, beneficial energy associated with the moon. Think of extra light permeating through the darkness, bringing additional illumination. That’s part of what this moon can do, and it’s definitely important to believe in our power to make dreams come true.

The Blue Moon Chart presents both challenges and benevolent energy. Moon (inner self, emotions) trines Mars (male, assertion), which harmonizes feelings and actions. Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), energizing our hopes and dreams in a positive sense. Saturn (karma) and Uranus (new age) are trine, increasing our ability to combine the old and new (worlds).

The Blue Moon conveys an equation of rewriting the past, letting go of unwanted aspects of life, and putting the two together in a new form. (Of course, the new form is “life”.) The major aspects of the chart fall in fixed signs, indicating the aspects of the self that are strongly anchored in belief, habit, and feeling. (In general, fixed signs have difficulty altering their point of view.)

Here are the major points of interest:

  1. Much of the chart revolves around fixed signs of Aquarius, Leo, and Scorpio. Sun (outer self), Moon (inner self, emotions), Venus (love, material goods), and Jupiter (good fortune). (Fixed signs tend not to express flexibility or openness to change. They do convey both loyalty and patience.) However, this chart is about finding flexibility and openness with parts of the self, others, and the world.
  2. Sun (outer life) and Venus (love, material goods) in Aquarius are conjunct, heightening our interest in the New Age, which opens the mind and spirit to both new techniques and possibilities. However, Moon (emotions) is placed in the fire sign of Leo.
  3. Moon (emotion) opposes (is opposite) Venus (feminine, love). Our emotions will run “hot”, but Venus in Aquarius is detached. The issue brings up the importance of feeling emotion, but expressing them in a way that brings communion and connection (Venus in Aquarius). It’s quite an equation.
  4. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (action, male) in Sagittarius, a fire sign. Previously, Mars in Scorpio felt emotional and steamy, but Mars in Sagittarius moves life along at a faster pace. The trine will help in taking action to create and realize goals.
  5. Sun, Moon, and Venus square Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter (expansion) in Scorpio is all about passion and achieving the heart’s desires. Squares can cause tension or feelings of frustration. In this case, the assignment is to discover how we block our desires through how we live our life (Sun), the expression of our emotions (Moon), and how we love and/or define love (Venus).
  6. Mercury (communications) squares Uranus (higher mind, quantum field), so our intuition will not be completely clear. Likely, we’ll receive hints about changing lives or strong feelings about the future. But we won’t get a clear read.
  7.  Obviously, it’s not a crystal clear chart. Many aspects hint at how to merge parts of the outer self for greater connection and unity. But there’s also a mystery, a feeling of where to go–without clear directions. In spiritual work, this is considered “good” because it causes us to look within for answers that are not evident in the outer world.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

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

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

After the Eclipse

Image by Emily Ballivet

 

Beautiful, new energies came in with the eclipse, and everyone, who is awakening, will eventually feel and experience them. At this point, we’re grounding the high energies from Monday’s eclipse through the creative and fiery pattern offered by four trines with Uranus (awakening, sudden change.) It’s likely that we “received” an intuitive plan to change our lives, but time is required to manifest changes in the invisible, spiritual world.

The planetary influences remain creative and intense. Fortunately, the planets are moving into balance with an equal distribution between the elements of earth (physicality), water (emotion, flow), fire (creativity, spirituality) and air (mind). Saturn moves direct on August 25, which will help with work, finances, and structure, and five planets in retrograde provide time for thought and reflection.

The Sun is placed in Virgo, a feminine earth sign, which gives the power to translate our recent experiences and creativity into physical form.  Virgo is represented by the virgin priestess, who utilizes mystical secrets to alter the flow of matter. (Earth teaches us how our desires translate into form along with many, practical lessons.)

Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn trine Uranus, awakening divine consciousness for those, who live in the light, and bringing upsets and restlessness to individuals, who align with a lower vibration. (It’s part of the vibration of divisiveness, which has surfaced in past weeks.)

An emphasis on emotion–throughout the weekend—occurs with Moon in Libra. Almost every planet aspects the moon, denoting a period of unusual, eclectic, or eccentric energy. Moon conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, which is harmonious and amplifies the possibility of good fortune. Moon squares (tension) Venus (love, partnerships) and Pluto (underworld, transformation); it opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change), which means our emotions regarding love (Venus) and resources (Pluto) can slow our awakening (Uranus).

Mercury (communications) retrograde is also in Virgo and conjuncts the Sun (outer life). This conjunction can aid in linking the higher mind and the fabric of outer life. Mercury retrograde in Virgo can yield unusual, creative information, including intuitions and thoughts that we wouldn’t normally experience. (Use the normal cautions with Mercury retro, avoid starting something new, avoid signing contracts, and use the time to review and complete projects.)

Venus in Cancer squares (tension) Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change), creating an emphasis on examining our thoughts and feelings about relationships, love, and good fortune. Venus in Cancer tends to amplify sensitivity and emotions, which can lower or heighten our vibrations, depending on the placement of consciousness. (It makes loving relationships more difficult.)

Mars sits in a Grand Trine with Saturn and Uranus. (Grand Trines increase the potential of manifestation.) Mars rules energy and assertion. Saturn gives structure and insight from the past, and Uranus urges us to move beyond our limitations by experiencing more of the quantum field.  (We may receive ideas about altering our lives or moving in a new direction.)

Jupiter in Libra is opposite Uranus, presenting a contrast between Jupiter’s desire to flow with the beautiful aspects of life and Uranus’ need to expand life through sudden, dramatic change. (It may be best to take time to experience both energies at different times during the week. Jupiter also squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), and this tends amplify our need for success and wealth, which can be seen in the outer world. But it’s important to take action from the heart with sincerity and honesty.

Saturn moves direct, propelling our lives into new shapes and structures after months of review. Saturn in Sagittarius trines Uranus, encouraging the use of knowledge from the past to create a new future, particularly in a spiritual sense along with a new vision of the world. Saturn squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), meaning the world at large tends to have difficulty discerning truth and illusion. Saturn also trines the North Node in Leo, which aids with separating out truth and illusion about our own lives—and our spiritual quest.

Uranus (awakening) trines North Node in Leo (current spiritual purpose), strengthening our ability to create change on the basis of the inner self. Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (underworld, transformation). This aspect helps in releasing “old” aspects of life and moving on into new reality, based on higher consciousness. It’s another aspect of inner transformation, accentuated by five planets in retrograde. In many ways, this is the perfect time to dream up a new life, release the old, and reflect on life.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Solar Eclipse on February 26

The solar eclipse occurs at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 26 along with New Moon. Sun (life) sits in Pisces, a beautiful feminine sign, which represents endings, dreaminess, idealism, and gentleness. It is symbolized by two fishes swimming against one another. Water represents emotions, and they can come with murkiness (confused emotions), clarity, or bring joy. At this time, the stationing of the sun is Pisces is important; it refers to a pause and review of the past age as well as the content of our lives.

 

Six planets, including Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron, and South Node, sit in Pisces on the day of the eclipse, intensifying the need to observe patterns and emotions—and denoting the importance of moving into the mystical sea of love, which is also symbolized by Pisces. There is a huge opportunity to move into healing through observation and the desire to move into the inner self.

Venus (feminine), Mars (male), and Uranus (quantum field) sit in Aries, a fire sign, which can prompt us to take action and feel passionate about life. Aries is better with the beginning phases of work as opposed to completion; it’s good to contemplate the level of sustained effort before committing to a project. Relationships tend to feel more intense when Venus and Mars occupy the same sign.

Mars (assertion, action, male energy) sits opposite Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Libra, encouraging reflection before taking action. Mars and Venus conjunct Uranus (quantum field), which can bring unexpected circumstances and sudden change. (This is a particularly strong aspect in combination with eclipse weather, so it’s important to focus on positive shifts.) 

 

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus form squares with Pluto, which rules the underworld—the wisdom and truth that are hidden through idealism and illusion. This truth may come from seeing ourselves, the motives of others, or simply seeing life from a different perspective.

 

Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra opposes Uranus (quantum field, change) in Aries. In its current placement, Jupiter seeks balance, beauty, and harmony—and Uranus focuses on rapid motion into the quantum field and big changes in the outer world. The opposition simply means that we’ll experience a pull between the two different impressions of “reality”.

Sun and Moon conjunct Neptune (idealism, illusion), which will may make life feel very beautiful, but it’s important to move through the illusion into more mystical states, which reveal truths and elicit inspiration about life and the universe. 

A Motion into Healing: South Node and Chiron

The South Node, which represents experiences and gifts from past lives–or talents and abilities that come easily to us. It’s important NOT to rely on these gifts but to develop new talents to move into our destiny, which is represented by the North Node.

With South Node in Pisces and many other planets in this placement, the universe calls to us to step out of our comfort, see through illusion, and truly expand into our inner identity.

Chiron, the wounded healer, is among the planets placed in Pisces. In this position, it indicates that moving into expansion, including gifts and talents, will bring inner healing. Pisces also rules karmic issues, so Chiron offers an incentive to move past those repetitive patterns by embracing unknown parts of the inner self. 

Tips:

  • Use the energies of Pisces to find a mystical, inner connection. Use the downtime to think about the flow of life—and what rhythm brings joy, abundance, and ease into your life.
  • With six planets in Pisces, we’re asked to see “truth, which is hidden beneath illusion and/or self-deception. It also emphasizes the importance of seeing through our blocks and patterns. Beyond this, there is a beautiful wave of love, which is offered by many signs in Pisces.
  • Creating a new life on a spiritual level involves letting go of the past. (South Node in Pisces indicates the importance of releasing patterns and the tendency to repeat solutions, which worked in the past.) There is an intense phase in manifestation when we suddenly don’t want to release it. The familiar feels better than the unknown. Acknowledge it and release the past whenever possible. The universe always provides something better.
  • Mars, Venus, and Uranus are conjunct, meaning it’s possible to overreact and/or create changes that are truly necessary. If it resonates with your soul, go ahead–but take a pause to consider if it’s truly the right step for you.
  • Awakening is about seizing opportunities for healing, awareness, and growth. When you can’t change a pattern and/or don’t see a solution, observe. The observer state alters a great deal!

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is placed on 9 Pisces, “The Race Begins: Intent on Outdistancing His Rivals A Jockey Spurs His Horse to Great Speed.” The symbol could represent the need for “light” to outdistance the dark in the current political world. It could also refer to the need for placing all of our energy into manifesting awakening within ourselves and the world.

Moon is placed on 7 Pisces, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist.” A depiction of the cross brings images of trouble and misfortune as well as faith and hope. This symbol relates to lost causes of the past and feelings of victimization, but it is possible to awaken and seize possibility – to create a higher form of life.

Mercury is on Pisces 1, “A Crowded Public Place.” Mercury rules communications, and it represents the best and worst of humanity. But it also possible to buy and market goods as well as benefiting and receiving in the odd mixture of energy.

Venus sits on Aries 13, “A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery.” The bomb could refer to our hidden emotional and mental patterns, which tend to sabotage life. By “finding” and identifying these emotions and feelings, we can defuse the bomb and end destruction.

Mars is on Aries 23 – as is Uranus – “A Woman in Pastel Colors Carrying A Heavy and Valuable But Veiled Load.” On one level, this could address both light and world karma, carried by awakened individuals throughout on the planet. Although it is heavy, it is extremely valuable on an intrinsic level.

 

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.

 

 

Planetary Change: Full Moon and Eclipse

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The beautiful harvest moon on Sept 16 brings an odd chart, full of good and difficult things. The eclipse and full moon symbolically point to a change in structure—particularly with church and government. Jupiter’s Sabian Symbol represents the evolution of the sixth race into a higher level of humanity, and it sits close to mid-heaven, where God’s mind supposedly resides. (Jupiter on the midheaven can indicate cosmic help with goals.)

To me, the chart intensifies much of the energy felt through the summer. The motion of higher group consciousness into a state of love is amplified by Moon and Neptune in Pisces, and Sun in Virgo urges the continuation of discarding whatever is not necessary (and the addition of what is needed) in everyday life.

Mercury (communications) retrograde in Virgo delivers a bit of heavy feeling along with minor confusion and delays with the passage of life. Mercury retro can also cause misunderstandings and difficulty with interpreting words. On a higher level, it teaches kindness and a keener observation of judgement—if we are patient and tolerant. It also helps with discernment of the inner voice so that we learn if it is judgement or intuition speaking within us.

Venus and Jupiter are in Libra, which brings clarity of thought and quicker connection to the divine. On a lower level, it can lead to self-indulgence with beautiful things. On a higher level, the connection with beauty can open our souls to higher instruction.

Venus (love, beauty, material objects) opposes Uranus (spiritual change) during the full moon eclipse. It’s a difficult placement that can make it easy to confuse love and unsettled emotion, which can cause abrupt changes—both good and bad. With this aspect, it’s important to focus emotions on goodness and kindness. (Wait until after the weekend for intense debates and decisions—if possible.)

Mars (action, passion) in Sagittarius focuses on quests and moving forward, but it also squares (tension) Mercury (thought) and Jupiter (good fortune.) A square can indicate confusion with decisions and specific energies. In this case, it refers to thought (Mercury, communications) and good fortune, money (Jupiter.)  It’s wise to wait on taking action with new ideas for another week or so until the planets are a bit more settled.

Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius is exactly square Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces. This aspect causes confusion. For example, we may know it’s time to begin a new business, find a different direction in life, or change the structure of our lives. But it’s difficult to see how to do it. (It’s a bit like driving in the rain and knowing it’s time to turn onto a particular road, but we can’t see it because of the fog.)

Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter oppose Chiron, the wounded healer. Mars squares Chiron. In other words, there is not much healing taking place, but we are very likely to see what needs to change. Knowing what needs changing is often a first step in healing issues, which is necessary in creating a new life.

In closing, Jupiter’s beautiful position to mid-heaven will likely give beneficial insights, which we will reap after the full moon and eclipse. In the meanwhile, we’ll continue to feel those incredible waves of love, confusion about our personal life, and strong indications about what we need to drop, alter, and create in our physical lives.

It’s all about finding the inner self and creating more of its presence in our physical lives. It’s a lovely process, which may feel difficult for a few days, but bright realizations will follow in the coming days.

 

Sabian Symbols *

*From Sabian Symbols by Lynda Hill

Sun sits on Virgo 25, “A Flag at Half-Mast in Front of a Public Building”. A flag at half-mast symbolizes a death or tragedy. The symbol could refer to the failure of national governments to provide to the public or the closing of buildings, providing services. At any rate, it represents awareness of shutting down and/or ending of a public service—or perhaps our belief in the value of these forms.

Moon sits on Pisces 25, “The Purging of the Priesthood.” In this chart, the sun symbolizes a problem with structures created for the public. The symbol for the moon focuses on altering spiritual structure in the outer world. Between the two, there is an indication of a large change on a social level.

Mercury retrograde is placed on Virgo 18, “Two Girls Playing with an Ouija Board.” The Ouija Board is often an introduction to the occult and psychic phenomena. But it is not considered a safe or controlled practice. It’s impossible to know “what” comes through the Ouija Board, but it is some form of intuitive or astral energy. (With Mercury retrograde, we “read” many forms of energy—and not all are accurate. It’s important to seek higher sources of information.)

Venus sits on Libra 22, “A Child Giving Birds a Drink at a Fountain.” Simple joys and gestures can lift our lives into beauty and happiness, particularly when based on spontaneous actions. A child’s natural generosity symbolizes the right emotion for aligning with love and experiencing joy.

Mars is placed on Sagittarius 24, “A Bluebird, a Sign of Good Luck and Happiness, Is Standing at the Door of the House.” Good fortune and rewards are implied in this symbol. Mars, which is action, is involved and places emphasis on right action.  It implies the warmth of home and the positive feeling of alignment with the physical world.

Jupiter is on Libra 2, “The Light of the Sixth Race Transmuted to the Seventh.” It implies a transcendent shift into a state of higher consciousness for the human race. It asks for focus on personal evolution, right action in the physical world, and motion into a higher order.

It seems apropos for current interest in spiritual affairs and the lack of disciplined work associated with many of them. From another angle, it’s easy to read group consciousness and the sway of the masses in reaction to media. (It doesn’t make the reaction accurate or aligned. The challenge lies in aligning with higher truths.)

 

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.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon

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The penumbral lunar eclipse and full moon appeared at 8 am on March 23. It’s interesting to note the moon was void of course, which means it’s important to relax, do very little, and enjoy life. (Another way of saying this is it takes a lot more energy than usual to do anything.) Since the full moon and lunar eclipse set the stage for the next several weeks, we’re likely to experience alternating periods of activity and passivity, which includes the desire to do “nothing” besides admire trees and flowers.

Rather than seeing this chart as difficult and/or challenging, I see it as the expression of what we already know. Awakening and enlightenment require work and focus. This usually means making sacrifices, but the work is easier when we truly want something. In this case, we are working for awakening, which is well worth the effort.

The Sun is in Aries, a powerful, male, fire sign, which likes action and activity. The moon is placed in Libra, bringing a focus on relationships. On this note, the most important relationship is with the inner self. It’s how we find our light and dance through life.

We also see ourselves in the reflection of others and learn communication skills such as speaking through the inner self, create boundaries, and express the love in our heart. Much of life revolves around relationships. There’s no way around it. (We also see how others see “us.”)

Mercury moved into Aries, encouraging motion, assertion, and expression in our lives. (Earlier, we had many planets in Pisces, which slowed our actions because we were reviewing emotion, the past, and old wounds.) Fortunately, Mercury in Aries helps with clear thoughts and creating a strong focus for moving forward.

Venus remains in Pisces, so we are continuing to review what we want on a physical level including comforts, relationships, and abundance. Human love involves boundaries, specific emotions, and a specific type of communication. It’s more than how things look and/or strong attractions; it’s more about having the kind of love that heightens the loveliness of the inner self. (In this chart, Venus aspects almost every planet with the exception of Uranus. An exception means it’s important to consider what type of love/life is congruent with the New Age and Uranus, which symbolizes spiritual change.)

Mars is in Sagittarius, which encourages action with our spiritual desires. Sagittarius is a fire sign, indicated by the archer, so it’s particularly important to know the underlying reason for our desire for expression. With a strong emphasis on collective activities in the New Age, it’s important to think about how our work influences the “whole.”

Mars and Saturn (in Sagittarius) are square Neptune and Chiron, meaning it’s important to clear old wounds and beliefs to move into a more spiritual space—and express our inner self. Energy is always exchanged in the process of internal growth, so the challenge is to clear old patterns and structures while creating anew.

Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) in Virgo squares Saturn (time, limitation, karma) and opposes Neptune (elation, idealism) and Chiron (the wounded healer.) This simply means we have work to do because a positive experience of material reality includes devotion, seeing through illusion, using the imagination, and clearing old wounds. It’s pretty clear.

NOTES

 

The conjunction of Venus, Neptune, and Chiron offers the opportunity to see the beauty in the past and to use the imagination in the future—to dream up something remarkable and beautiful. Sun and Mercury in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius. The grouping in fire gives the chance to express our vision and make a big change in our life.

There are good and beautiful things everywhere. Part of finding them depends on releasing the hold of the past and receiving those higher vibrations, which appear almost every moment. The easiest way to do this is by focusing on the presence of the inner self.

Sabian Symbols

Sun is in Aries 4,  “Two Lovers Are Strolling Through A Secluded Walk.” Duality is one of the current focuses of recent astrological charts. On a higher level, our relationship with the “self” involves merging the opposites within our personality—the light and dark aspects of the self. It also means observing our outer relationship with the world and bringing it into alignment with the inner self.

On the mundane level, it’s important to make time for meaningful experiences within a relationship. The expression of love can feel incredible. It doesn’t always require words or gestures. It can come as simply as the enhancement of beauty because of another’s presence.

We learn about ourselves in relationships, and we review the information in seclusion or stillness. It’s another necessary part of our walk on the path.

Moon is in Libra 4, “A Group of Young People Sit in Spiritual Communion Around a Campfire.” Youth can refer to the early stages of spiritual development, the neophyte, as well as the current radio shows, articles, and classes on the subject. The campfire refers to the element of fire, the passion and quest for spiritual energy.

Regardless, communion in the Age of Aquarius is important. It’s how we are learning to feel the spiritual power of the group through communion. The “right” group can accelerate spiritual understanding and insights; it can heighten the experience of inner awakening.

Mercury is on Aries 3, “A Man’s Profile Suggests the Outline of his Country.” This symbol refers to the importance of the individual and his/her relationship to the collective. People—their values, history, and beliefs—play a role in the focus and overall feeling of the collective.

Venus is on Pisces 14, “A Woman Wrapped in Fox Fur.” Venus focuses on earthly pleasures, and a woman wrapped in fox fur exemplifies this vision. In the past, beauty, fame, and wealth have been displayed extravagantly, sometimes as a sign of power. Certainly, it is an expression of the ego.

If we look at the real essence of love, it belongs to the heart and the sea of love—that strangely, wonderful sensation of connection. Perhaps, this symbol acts an indication of the right time to alter our values.

Mars sits on Sagittarius 6, “A Game of Cricket.” Again, we encounter a symbol involving the importance of the group as well as a game. Games involve rules, sportsmanship, fairness, and consideration to all of the players. It indicates the importance of teamwork as we move into a new world.

Jupiter is on Virgo 17, “A Volcanic Eruption Bringing Dust Clouds and Lava.” Jupiter rules good fortune, so it’s helpful to “see” the eruption as positive—the result of releasing old anger, emotions, and beliefs.

Part of awakening is experiencing the new “light” as it touches on old emotions and hurts. We have two choices. We can work to clear the old emotion and wounds by using it to become a better person—or we can spew the energy at others. If we release in a positive way, it is possible to move into a whole new level of being with extraordinary experiences.

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

 

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