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Message from the Wolves: The Importance of Dreaming

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It also requires the development of faith.

How do you develop faith?

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

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

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

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

What is the importance of dreams?

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

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

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

How do we release distractions?

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Understanding Emotion

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Moon: Time to Recalibrate

Image by Christian Schloe

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes

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

 

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

Messages from the Wolves

Image by Susan Schmitz

The beautiful harvest moon rises late at night, bestowing her luminous presence on the earth. When the full moon appears, we speak in vibrations and frequencies, which are known to you as waves of energy. The waves of energy translate into images, understanding, and words.

Here is the message.

Light carries the highest waves of energy. For this reason, we speak on the full moon when the night is illuminated, and power flows through the world.

The truest power is knowing yourself—your abilities, your weaknesses and strengths, and the way of walking on your path. Only the heart can lead you correctly, and only nature can restore you. The answers rarely come from the mind but often come from the heart. The teachings of the heart are worth sharing and expressing for they carry light.

What is happening in the world?

Your world is undergoing many transformations that cannot yet be seen. The plants are growing differently, and the flow is changing. It is very different to believe that you can move through the day successfully than it is to use the day’s energy by drawing them into you and following the direction of your path.

The biggest transformations are taking place within the earth. The earth energy is changing, but it cannot be perceived on the surface of things. It is changing you, and it does this through greater awareness of your dreams, your desires, and your power.

You have many hidden gifts and powers, which have not been awakened in many lifetimes. Yet, they are awakening now.

How do we access power and spiritual gifts?

You begin to access the gifts by thinking in a non-linear pattern and learning to hear your intuition more loudly. You develop your gifts by making changes in how you live.

You can ask for clarity in knowing the right decision or direction to take. You can learn the feeling of following your heart and following your path.  You try different ways of doing this until you find the feeling that fits for you. (When life begins to flow, you found it. It’s simple.)

You also learn to find the feeling of your heart, which gives opens your life to the non-ordinary. By having faith in the non-ordinary, life changes the way that works. It responds more fully to you.

By thinking about the gifts, which you would like to have, you begin to open them. The desire for gifts is part of finding them. Using your gifts is power.

Think about where your life needs clarity, adventure, or greater understanding. If you want to send a thought, emotion, or idea, think about the person to whom you would send it.

Use higher emotions and thoughts. Continually strive to see life as better than your current experience. Understand how sending energy such as emotion, thought, visual, or higher outcomes is part of growth on a spiritual level.

Seek to understand where your thoughts and feelings are “low”, persistently angry or upset, and strive to change them. Think about the light, which is hidden within you.

Meditate on the image of many people living in light and love. Mediate on a world that lives on a higher vibration and frequency as well as the flow of life and all of its beauty. Have faith in the process.

  • Know the world is changing, and it will support your resolution to live in another way.
  • How will we know when we’re succeeding?
  • Your sensations of the world will change. Life will respond to you.
  • You will know you have more light. You will perceive more of life through the understanding of energy.
  • You will see it is possible to change the world by living through the heart.

Will you share more?

At night, you dream of different worlds, the colors of memories, and varied geographical locations. You can do the same in your “real” life by releasing your perceptions of how life flows and what you think it is.

Life is an energy that you shape through your perceptions and the combined energy of your personality and soul. When you are too attached to your personality, you misread life. When your personality or shaping through the experiences of life and the light of your heart/soul are balanced, life flows through you and carries you in a thousand, beautiful directions.

It’s possible to do this by following your path, your light, and your spiritual destiny, which is to create in a balanced way. Your path is your destiny; it composes all things that resonates with your soul. The path includes your beauty, understanding, and personal truth. It also includes your personal power, which is hidden in many aspects of your life.

All of creation, which includes the birds, plants, and weather, reflects you. You can hear the song of your life as the sun rises, and the birds sing. You can contemplate how nature is speaking to you and find the rhythm of life within the self. By observing the rhythm of life, you discover more about yourself.

Is there more?

Yes, imagine the wolves when the moon is full. Feel the light through the darkness and let it illuminate your consciousness. Imagine you can hear the sounds of howls and let them penetrate through your body.

Return to faith. Have faith in nature, the flow of life, the power of the universe, and your ability to open your gifts.

 

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

Messages from the Wolves

Image by Ryan F. Korpi

 

 

Through the passage of time, I continue to dream, communicate, and visit with wolves. When the moon becomes ripe and full, the wolves speak and send messages to the world. Many do not listen, but I believe that you do.

We live in cycles of time, and you do the same. Messages move easily through time when the moon is full. Light carries waves of energy—whether it travels through people and beings who are awake or through the light of the planet.

We tell you that the planet is changing, and the energy is moving. Power is coming to those who carry and work with light.

It is not enough to see and feel light; you must transmit it, use it, and send it.  What use is energy if you can’t employ it in seeing life and being a part of life? To feel and comprehend the light is wonderful, but it takes strength and intention to send and create with it.

We have felt surprised that you do not comprehend your power and the gift of using it. On a very simple level, you use energy and combine your energy with everything with which you interact. This includes flowers, trees, clouds, people, movies, or books, and your energy expands, contracts, or grows in accordance with the object of your focus.

If you focus on growth, the inner self, and the heart, then you grow by accumulating energy through light, which comes when connected to nature, the divine, or the loveliness of life. Yet, many people seem to have forgotten this, so we remind you.

There is no point in becoming busy if you lose who you are. This state of beingness with aspects of life, which are great and lovely, is the reason for living on this planet.

Love grows, light grows, and your intuition grows when connected to this space, the part you who loves to live and delights in life. Choose the things that make you grow and make you remember the loveliness of life. When you are full of energy, it is time to focus with intention on whatever your heart desires. (It is not about “wants”. It is about light and feeling life.)

When you feel light and life, you can focus your consciousness like a beam of light on whatever your heart desires and speaks loudly about. Imagine a thousand people in a single area aligned with this act at one time. It is not difficult to create change in this way.

You know when you’re aligned with your heart because you feel alive and free and whole. Negative feelings and thoughts fade away, and you feel very good. (Old patterns of feeling cranky or irritable or angry begin to disappear, and you find positive ones in their place.)

The good feeling comes from the universe, and it grows and expands. It is a state of harmony and balance. While it is wonderful to get and receive things that you visualize, it is more wonderful to grow in connection with the world and all that is.

If you cannot find this feeling, take time to sit outside.

  • Call on the trees, the earth, and the sky to help you. (They have always been your allies.) Ask the feeling of life to flow through you and feel its sweetness. Notice that you have called in light and power.
  • Now, go to your heart and ask for help as you focus on the beauty of your inner being. Images that come through strongly with great beauty come from the heart. Focus on this.
  • When your focus grows dim or your dream fades, ask the universe to tell you more. When the universe or the heart whispers in your ear or sends a vision, know you’re hearing your intuition—which is true and real.

Note: Many people focus on a goal for a week or month—or think a change would be nice. But very few people bother to intend a change with sharp vision for a year or more.

 

 

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.

Blue Moon Rising

Image by KD Shutterman

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips on Emotion

 

 

 

Image by Paula Nicho Cumez 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work 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.