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Full Pink Flower Moon

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April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appears on April 26 at 11:32 ET. The term “pink moon” refers to celebrating the color of flowers and the emergence of spring. The chart brings both harmonious and challenging aspects; it brings potential for growth with personal aspirations and inner growth. It’s is a super moon, meaning that it’s very close to the earth. All full moon intensify energy and bring germination of life in the garden as well as heightened energy.
Sun is in Taurus is ruled by Venus, which encourages building and creating in physical form. The moon is in Scorpio, which relates to transformation, birth, and death. It is one of the most potent and fertile moons of the earth—a particularly good time to plant and work in the garden as well as making and executing new plans for life.
With seven planets in fixed signs, the chart emphasizes the balance between determination, stubbornness, and decisiveness. It’s wise to review limited thoughts and emotions—and discover new forms of communication and action. Moon in Scorpio adds the odd energy of the astral, the space between the physical and spiritual world. It heightens intuition and perception.

It is a chart with challenges, but part of spiritual growth involves excavating and reviewing life where our energies are stagnant or tend to move in subconscious patterns. Finding new methods of expression and action is part of the equation.

Sun (life), Mercury (thought, communication), Venus (love), and Uranus (sudden change/quantum field) are in Taurus, a fixed earth sign. Sun, Mercury, and Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus, which heightens Taurean qualities including stubbornness, desire for possessions, and an ability to ground and unite with the earth. (Every sign expresses dualistic qualities.) Sun conjunct Uranus encourages the desire to take a risk or move out of routine. Mercury conjunct Uranus increases sharpness of mind and gives unusual insights Venus conjunct Uranus can bring liberation from old patterns with loving relationships, art, and money; however, they are often uncomfortable.

Moon in Scorpio opposes (opposite position, 180 degrees) Venus (love, relationships) in Taurus. It expands the need for emotional support and can cause irritation in relationships. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (action), supporting the connection between positive emotions and action. Moon trines Jupiter (good fortune), and this can bring harmonious feelings It also benefits generosity, openness, and self-expression. Moon opposes Uranus (sudden change) can bring mood changes and erratic emotions.

Mercury (thought, communications) is placed in Taurus, which can increase practical and pragmatic thoughts.  It conjuncts (close to) Venus (love), which can aid with expression of loving, tender thoughts or help with the expression of messages from the heart. Mercury also conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), amplifying personal brilliance and unusual thoughts. It can also open the mind to higher realizations and insights.

Venus (love, partnership, romance, material possessions) is in Taurus, which encourages the expression of beauty, art, and union with the earth. Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change) initiates new ideas and thoughts of greater freedom pertaining to expression of love, methods of making money, and releasing old patterns in life that limit the expression of the heart. (It can involve new boundaries, insights, and/or seeing potential for greater expansion in any of these areas.)

Mars (assertion, action) is placed in Cancer, which is a weak sign for the warrior planet. Cancer is a water sign that elicits emotional responses, and Mars prefers to march ahead without emotional baggage. It’s important to consider the role played by emotions when making decisions about future actions. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), and the aspect can bestow success, boldness, and positive outcomes. Mars squares (tension) Neptune (illusion/mysticism), which can cloud our vision with decision making and charting a clear course through life. However, aspects with Neptune are like rain or fog; they come and go without consistent influence.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma) remain in Aquarius, which promotes New Age concepts such as humanitarian issues, electronics and the power of the collective. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Venus (love) square Saturn (karma/structure).

Sun square Saturn (limitation) points to a series of tests and challenges related to our perception of life. Typically, this involves changes in behavior and greater discipline, but it’s also about aligning with the desires of the inner self as the sun represents life. Moon (emotion) square Saturn can refer to the need to overcome feelings of loneliness and rejection based on childhood events; it obviously affects relationships. Mercury (thought) square Saturn focuses on the need for work on the mental level, particularly as related to career. Venus (love) square Saturn tends to act as limiting force in relationships. We may not feel loved, but it’s important to work on expressing and developing the positive for a short period of time. (These aspects occur with inner planets, which move very quickly. The influence of the aspects is brief and will pass quickly.)

Uranus is the great awakener, and it plays an important role in the astrology of 2021. It urges us to wake up to our habits and thoughts that cause limitation. It is also an opportunity to put higher thoughts and philosophers into physical form. Uranus in Taurus concerns the creation of structures and form that align with the higher nature.

In summary, the chart is intense. There is an erratic energy within the chart, which is not a surprise. We can see it as reflected in the outer world. The chart delivers many energies with numerous expressions. It urges releasing past patterns, particularly those related to unhappiness, habit, and stubbornness. It asks us to open to the possibility of living in a new, better, and more creative way. It tells us that discipline, hard work, and perseverance are the right path to a life that is more aligned with the heart and our true nature. Through this alignment, we can take actions that move our lives forward in a positive sense.

 

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

 

Full Snow Moon, A Soft Change

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Nothing is better than moving into spiritual energy, discarding patterns, and mitigating karma. It makes it possible to ascend into the qualities of our higher self-and leave the past behind. The planets offer this opportunity—along with sequences of change–throughout the late winter and early spring.

With planets placed in interesting designs, we can contemplate beauty, the dreams of the higher self, and take action to create a better life. With three planets in Pisces, much of the emphasis is on emotion because Pisces is a water sign, symbolized by two fishes (emotions) swimming in opposite direction. If we can reconcile the opposites within the self (the light and darkness), it’s possible to move into a higher dimension or representation of life.

The Full Snow Moon appears on February 27 at 3:19 am. It adds the element of water, bringing a softer, feminine forecast with the heightened energies of the full moon. The Sun/Moon position brings fertility with combined energies of water and earth. (It’s a wonderful time to manifest!) All of the planets are direct, which aids with achieving desires and forward motion. With fewer planets in Aquarius, which rules the mind, this forecast creates a gentle flow of emotion and opens the heart to love.

Sun, Venus, and Neptune are placed in the sign of Pisces, which is represented by fishes swimming in opposite directions. It can symbolize the dance between love and hidden problems (or resentments) on an emotional level. Pisces is the sign of the past age, carrying old emotion and karma; it is also dreamy and creative.

Sun conjunct Venus elicits lovely feelings like diplomacy, optimism, desire for peace and beauty, and self-love. Moon is in Virgo, an earth sign, which prefers practicality and order although it also represents the High Priestess. The Moon opposes (opposite) Venus (love, relationships), meaning our emotions may propel us into—and away from love. (Oppositions are somewhat like polar opposites– moving between two strong feelings or thoughts.) Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) translates change and makes it desirable. It opens the psyche to new ideas and unusual ways of living. It heightens self-esteem, creativity, and awareness of the inner self.

Mercury (thought, communication) is direct in Aquarius, and it continues to influence the mind in odd and unusual ways. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). The aspect expands the ability to perceive and create big dreams. It increases optimism, confidence, and perseverance. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation, karma), and it can give patience and concentration, which aid with long term work. Conversely, it can make the mind dwell on negative issues. (Awareness of thought is needed to overcome the conflict between Jupiter and Saturn.) Mercury squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) creates agitation of thought—a plethora of intelligent thoughts that travel in many directions at once. It’s best to wait before expressing these thoughts as discernment is needed.

Venus (love, beauty, material pleasures) in Pisces is exalted, meaning it enhances the feeling of esoteric love in relationships and life, including healthy boundaries. Venus and Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces can feel make life feel (briefly) exquisite before returning to the impact of dualistic energies.

Mars (assertion, male) in Taurus is strong and stable; it moves at a slow pace. In this sign, Mars (action) tends to focus on long term goals. It’s a fixed sign, which means difficulty with changing directions or a point of view. Mars trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), which is a powerful placement. The aspect increases courage, boldness, and physical energy. It helps with finding new direction in life, challenging situations, and healing the physical body.

Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius are conjunct—and square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). It’s a major contributor to the push me/pull me sensation of 2021. Jupiter (expansion) is warm, and it enlarges energy, pushes us into our dreams, and brings good fortune. Saturn (limitation) is cold, and it contracts and limits energy. It also pushes karma to the surface and teaches about structure and discipline. Both planets are in Aquarius, propelling us into the New Age. Jupiter asks that we pursue an enlightened future, and Saturn demonstrates the limitations of the subconscious, which are enacted through thought, emotion, and action. It’s necessary to clear karma to achieve dreams. (It’s obvious enough on the spiritual path, but the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn emphasizes the necessity of creating change in this way.)

Jupiter square Uranus can cause anxiety and a strong desire to break away from routine. It also gives new, original ideas, and it heightens the intellect. The trick lies in choosing ideas that align with the inner self and promote long term growth. Saturn square Uranus creates inner tension and restlessness. It can create indecision and dislike of routine. It can also nurture original ways of approaching life. With Uranus in Taurus, it may involve how we align technology with a balanced earth in the future.

Notes

  1. It’s a more gentle forecast with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo. Pisces rules the seas, the flow of waves in different directions. The chart is similar as it moves in two directions. It urges love and attention to beauty; it also focuses on Aquarius, the sign of the mind and outer space. With these positions, we crave the flow of love, but the mind wants to ponder the secrets of the universe. Likely, we will move between the two extremes.
  2. Venus creates a feeling of soft love, peacefulness, and optimism. Placed in Pisces, Venus asks for contemplation of the higher forms of love.
  3. Mercury is direct in Aquarius, which is wonderful, but it continues to square Uranus, which can cause agitation and nervousness. It can also align us with unusual, beneficial thoughts.
  4. All of the planets are direct, making it easier to act on plans and achieve results. Now is the time to act!
  5. Mars (male, action) trines Pluto (underworld, subconscious), increasing courage, boldness, and the ability to move forward. The aspect also heightens our ability to transform and recreate our lives.
  6. Jupiter (expansion, growth) and Saturn (limitation) in Aquarius are involved in a contradictory dance. Jupiter (expansion) asks for the growth of dreams and progress on the path of life. With few steps, Saturn (limitation, karma) comes in and asks for rewriting old patterns that are in the way. It’s not an easy dance, but it moves us forward on the mystical journey of the soul’s path.

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

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

Full Moon Forecast: Intensity and Change

 

 

The Full Moon appears on Thursday, January 28 with erratic, intense energy. An emphasis on Uranian (and Aquarian) energy indicates “certain” change, which could include awakening, difficulties, or a change in the direction of life. On a personal level, it can reflect the placement of higher consciousness and/or subconscious desires and thoughts. (The energies remain throughout February, but they are at their height during the full moon.)

The full moon chart tends to exacerbate tension, anger, stubbornness, and a fixed mind. Conversely, there are beautiful qualities that can open consciousness to the soul and reveal the power of love in creating personal/global transformation. It’s important to comprehend both sides of the equation.

There are many aspects in the chart with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign, which symbolizes the beauty of the spring and a time of growth—as well as conflicting energies from planets in Aquarius throughout February.  What does it mean?

Aquarius is symbolized as a star man or woman pouring water from a pitcher on the earth. In metaphysics, water is love, the stars represent the universe, and it’s partially about how an individual’s state of universal affects and helps the planet. Love rules the element of fire; it elevates passion and connects with the heart. The element of earth is missing from the glyph. (Alchemy teaches us to pay attention to missing elements in a symbolic message.)

When many planets in Aquarius square Uranus, which is placed in earth, they contact the element and deliver a message. Humanitarian ideals and higher thoughts are fabulous, but they must have a connection with the earth. After expressing an idea, it needs to take form in matter (earth) in a harmonious way. (The earth is our mother, who nourishes us, transmutes negative energy, and creates beauty in physical form.) It may also act as indication of the need to reconnect with earth on a collective level.

Sun (life), Mercury (communication), Jupiter (expansion), and Saturn (karma, limitation) are placed in Aquarius. The sign of Aquarius is associated with the group mind and understanding how an individual’s energy and thoughts relate to the whole of humanity. It’s associated with spontaneity, unpredictability, and visionary qualities. Ruled by air, it encompasses higher thought and action.

Sun (life) square Uranus (sudden change) often feels like a period of uncertainty It can heighten the ego. It tends to bring period of unpredictable changes. It can also open the consciousness to the richness of the inner self and present opportunities for growth. There may be an urge to do things differently or find one’s own way of moving through life.

Sun (life) conjunct Jupiter (expansion) is a very lovely aspect. It brings optimism, energy, and positive energy into our lives. It’s often a time of receiving approval from others in our lives—and the universe. It expands Self-confidence, assertion, good luck, and heightens aspirations. The aspect also opens our mind to humanitarian issues and growth. However, it’s important to remember that expansion and optimism can also lead to indulgence in spending, eating, and pushing too hard/too fast with decision making and goals. Sun (life) conjunct Saturn (limitation) is somewhat the opposite. It is limiting and can inhibit positive emotion and self-esteem. It can also increase introversion

Moon (emotions) square Mars (assertion, male) heightens emotions and passion as well as stubbornness and the need to compete. It’s a good aspect—if we remember to use good judgement and think about other people and/or outcomes. (Feeling stubborn is not all bad. Sometimes, it’s needed to stay on the spiritual path.) Moon (emotion) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) brings increased, erratic emotion along with a desire for new experiences. Heightened and unstable emotion can obviously lead to conflict. It’s important to remember new experiences can be simple ones in the time of COVID—a drive to a new park, a long drive to a beautiful place, or a wonderful take-out meal.

Moon (emotion) opposes Jupiter (expansion). Jupiter can expand emotional connections and help with expression. The aspect can also cause extravagance. Moon in opposition to Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause inhibition and the desire to withdraw from life.

Mercury (communications, mind) will move into retrograde on January 30. It will likely feel intense because of its placement in an air sign. Mercury rules air, many planets are in an air sign, and Mercury will move in the opposite direction of those planets. It is a time to refrain from action, and it may give time for rest and review.

Venus (love, partnerships) is placed in Capricorn, an earth sign. Venus conjuncts (close to) Saturn inhibits expression of love and can give the need to withdraw from friends and family. Venus conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) can expand obsessive or jealous feelings.  However, it can teach about the potential of moving so deeply into love (and universal love) that we find a pathway for transformation on a personal and soul level.

Mars (action, male) in Aquarius continues with its wild ways.  It stirs up anger, tension, and frustration. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), brings increased energy and the desire to succeed. It can also cause impulsiveness, which causes incorrect action. Mars square Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause frustration and anger. (It’s helpful to focus on the inner self, discipline, and patience.) Mars conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) often brings sudden, unexpected change; it can also ignite anger and frustration into negative action.

Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation) conjunct (close to) Uranus, which can create additional change, particularly when many other planets are in aspect with it. Expect the unexpected and stay centered and aligned is the best advice for this moment in time.

Saturn (limitation, karma) is moving away from its conjunction with Pluto (underworld, transformation), which should help in decreasing the cases of the world pandemic—or allow solutions to become more available as time passes.

Here are a few tips.

  • Many aspects in the chart are contradictory such as Sun conjunct Jupiter, which creates expansion and optimism, and Sun conjunct Saturn, which expands a need to withdraw and amplifies inhibited feelings. On the path of the soul, we travel through many similar contradictions in our personal nature. It’s simply another way of learning to address two opposites at various times.
  • Many aspects with Uranus can lead to greater consciousness or the confusion of change, based on fixed ideas and insistence on being “right”. It’s important to stay flexible and use the aspects as an opportunity to explore close mindedness. There’s also a wonderful opportunity to move into greater discovery of the universe and its principles.
  • Venus (love) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) offers an opportunity to move into cosmic love on a deeper level.
  • Mercury (thought, mind) moves into retrograde on January 30, and it will likely affect electronic devices—and add to the current sense of chaos.
  • Uranus in Taurus indicate a need to focus on the earth and find a greater connection with her energy. Also, the earth provides stability and grounding for the body when we cannot find it in the collective energies. Stay calm and centered.
  • Mars (action, male) is somewhat like a crazy warrior without a cause. It’s angry, frustrated, and wants to strike out. However, we’ve evolving—and (maybe) we know better.
  • With many planets in Aquarius, it’s a good time to open the mind to humanitarian values and ponder a better future. Aquarius provides new, innovative ideas with a touch of genius.

 

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.

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

Energetic Forecast: Full Moon Eclipse

The Full Moon appeared on Monday, November 30 at 4:29 am ET. It’s a relatively gentle full moon for 2020 although it brings a partial lunar eclipse. Eclipses are similar to flipping the power breaker on and off; the light goes on and off. It acts as a reset, which may be needed at this time.

Throughout the last few months, the forecasts have been challenging, which required a great deal of energy and strength. It’s true that spiritual abilities and powers are often developed during difficult times, which usually involve karma on a personal and/or collective level. However, we can move into mildly optimistic weather between now and mid-January as the aspects slowly improve. (It’s a slow curve, but it’s encouraging.)

It’s an odd chart with an equation of beauty and strength balanced by instability, laziness, and an increase of emotion. Four strong aspects are with Neptune, the planet of mysticism and illusion, which points to Divine when it’s clear—but clouds our vision with other aspects. (The goal is always finding the truth through the inner self or learning more about it when the “weather” is strange.)

Sun (life) is in Sagittarius, the fire sign signifying the spiritual quest and journeys of all kinds. Moon (emotions) is in Gemini, an air sign that rules the mind and communications. Sun trines (harmonious) Mars (energy), and it heightens physical, emotional, and mental energy. Sun squares (tension) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), and it heightens escapism and a tendency for laziness. Moon (emotions) squares Neptune, which increase sensitivity and perception, but the aspect Neptune tends to confuse clear reads. (Neptune can increase psychic perception and artistic abilities with these aspects.)

Mercury (mind, communications) in Scorpio intensifies emotions, mental focus, and the desire to find hidden truths.  Mercury brings clarity of thought and greater mental awareness in this chart. It trines (harmonious) Neptune, stimulating creativity, ability with the arts, and the power of transmitting thoughts to others. It increases intuitive abilities such as visualization. Obviously, it’s important to use these abilities in a positive way.

Venus (love, relationships) in Scorpio is passionate, intense, and fixed on desires. Venus opposes (strong energy moving in 2 directions) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field); the aspect causes erratic emotions and thoughts in “love” relationships and partnerships. Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune, which creates harmony, beauty, compassion, and positive relationships.

Mars (overall energy) is in Aries as it has been for months. It continues to square Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) It continues to amplify the feeling of underlying anger and tension, which is prevalent in the United States. (This continues until January 6.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) combines stability and freedom in a positive sense. Open mindedness is needed for big changes. It’s important to adapt to change rather than fighting it.

The conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto continues as does COVID and the resulting changes associated with it. Fortunately, this will begin to change in mid-January.

Tips

  • It’s an interesting chart with contradictory aspects such as Sun trine Mars, which increases energy, focus, and desire. Sun square Neptune, reduces energy and depletes drive. Moon squares Neptune—an aspect that increases emotional and intuitive sensitivity while clouding the issue and decreasing discernment. (Part of metaphysical work lies in solving contradictory issues within the self and life.)
  • Mercury (communications) supplies needed help with lack of vision and clarity. It amplifies the good qualities of Neptune, bringing clarity, artistic ability, and increased intuitive skills.
  • Mars (overall life energy) continues to bring frustration and suppressed anger with squares to Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld).
  • Venus (feminine, love, relationships) offers strong on and off emotions with an aspect to Uranus (sudden change) and alternately provides harmony and compassion through a trine with Neptune.
  • An eclipse is an on/off motion, and the chart is somewhat the same. We can move from one duality to another—or we can remember who we are. Alignment is key with this full moon chart.

 

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.

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

 

Planetary Change: Halloween’s Blue Moon

When the veil opens on Halloween, the Full Blue Moon appears. Full Moons are intense, and it’s particularly true in this case.  The chart presents odd aspects such as Sun (life) in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) and Moon (emotions) conjunct Uranus. Uranus can act as a wild card, causing emotions and thoughts to suddenly change. Conversely, it can give brilliance and sudden insights into universal truths. It’s a strange forecast with energy moving in many directions, which is fitting for Halloween.

The Full Moon focuses on feminine energy with Sun in Scorpio, a water sign, and Moon in Taurus, an earth sign.  Water and earth signs are feminine and receptive, and they urge acknowledging emotion, finding understanding of internal states, and creating change in the physical world. Sun in Scorpio heightens intensity, intuition, and emotion. Moon in Taurus, an earth sign, is stabilizing and grounding.

Sun (life) in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) can cause nervousness, tension, or irritation. It can also bring about sudden reactions and impulsiveness. Moon (emotion) conjuncts (close to) Uranus adds electrical energy and volatile emotions. With Moon and Uranus placed in Taurus, an earth sign, it’s possible to turn to grounding, exercise, and meditation to calm nervous energy and focus emotion.

Sun trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it’s a beautiful placement, which can bring quiet contemplation and deeper understanding of the spiritual world. It can also quiet emotion and increase feelings of peacefulness. It opens the soul to receive intimations from the Divine.

Part of energetic work involves changing our perception when we feel a particular planetary or karmic influence. We accomplish this by moving into a higher level of life (and light.) For many of us, the full moon awakens subtle energies, which encourages our inner aspirations. The trick is to continue embracing them—regardless of the sensations of life.

Mercury (communications, electronics) remains retrograde until November 3, and it will likely affect the election. It’s difficult to work with electronics and find clarity when Mercury is indirect. Additionally, Mercury squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Mercury square (tension) Jupiter can bring optimism and the ability for long-term planning. It can also heighten restlessness and impracticality. Mercury square Saturn relates to increases negative feelings of isolation and worry. Mercury square Pluto stimulates deep thinking and the desire to realize greater truth.

Venus (feminine, love, relationships) is beautifully placed in Libra, an air sign. Venus in Libra heightens our appreciation for beauty and art; it increases the ability to create harmonious relationships. Venus trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, karma), bringing stability, balance, and stability to love relationships. (This is a wonderful aspect for this particular chart!)

Mars in Aries continues in its retrograde until November 13. In the last weeks of Mars retrograde, our physical energy tends to decline. Mars retrograde in Aries pulls on our physical energy, and it may create layers of repressed anger and frustration. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Mars square Jupiter sometimes acts as a motivating force, pushing plans to action. Mars square Saturn brings frustration and inhibition. Mars square Pluto can give an intense desire to overcome limitations and increased drive. (On the level of collective consciousness, it can cause frustration, violence, or ruthlessness.)

The squares between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, which influence the current world structure and transition, remain in place as we move through a profound series of changes, which can lead to positive or negative transformation on the collective level.

Summary

Many aspects are found in the chart, which can cause tiredness, agitation, or nervousness, through the first week of November. However, there are also aspects that aid in seeing beauty, grounding energy, and finding the inner self. It’s best to pull into meditation, stillness, and higher frequencies whenever possible. It’s how we send light and positive change to the current chaos while maintaining our center and continuing with spiritual growth. (It also protects us from the outer energies of the world.)

Tips

  1. It’s a feminine chart with many signs in water and earth, which can help with grounding and inner flow, but more challenging aspects dictate a considerable effort with flow and focus of consciousness.
  2. Many aspects cause conflicting and sudden emotion. When we feel emotional, realize it’s temporary. Avoid arguments and talk later when the energy is calmer.
  3. Mercury (communications) in retrograde confuses the mind, electronics, and travel. The Sun’s opposition with Uranus heightens it. On the positive, there’s only another week of the retrograde.
  4. Sun (life) trine Neptune (mysticism) is a lovely, supportive influence that can connect us to divine forces and insights. Venus (love, relationships) is in Libra, accentuating the beauty in life, and Venus’s trine with Saturn stabilizes relationships.
  5. Mars retrograde in Aries can bring tiredness, agitation, and anger. It can help in pushing through blocks and completing projects.
  6. It’s helpful to know the aspects and their influences are only temporary, and many feelings and emotions are transitory.

 

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.

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

 

Messages from the Wolves

The wolves speak clearly when the moon is full, and they come to commune with us during this time.

Courage is necessary in a time of change. In the deep past, we lived through flood, fire, ice, and earth changes. We lived through the domestication of the earth and the cutting of forests, the polluting of water, and the change of mankind. Nevertheless, we persisted as you will.

There are many methods of moving through change. The first method comes with the focus of courage, the power of intent, and the strength of being. It begins with focus and the inner knowing that you are powerful enough to create the life you want.

Creating the life that you want can take time, but it also takes persistence and belief in the motion of the universe. The universe responds to persistence, the energies of nature, and the light in your heart. You probably have all of these qualities if you are reading this; however, you may have forgotten how to find them.

We have not forgotten, and we remind that you are much stronger and more powerful than you recall. Part of the trick is opening the mind to new ideas and thoughts, opening the heart to hear the universe, and allowing all of life to flow through you.

Fear closes these doors, thus limiting your perception and opening your mind to negative thoughts, which will only manifest if you focus on them. But LOVE opens the door—love for nature, love for yourself, and love for this great opportunity to live and to create.

We remember you when you were like gods—capable of creation, open to creating change, and loving every magical moment of your existence. We recommend your return to this place of being.

In the meanwhile, we will talk about intent. Intent is like a door to an open world that responds when your thoughts and heart are true. Intent is a door that requires belief in the (true) self, and it is not for the weak of heart. It is important to intend change with all of your heart.

Exercise

During our times of difficulty, we asked to see a path through the travails, and we followed that direction. You can find it, too, by projecting your direction like a line of white line. See the white line of light in your near future. Imagine following it day by day.

Each time, you lose your way, ask to see the line of white light that connects to you. Take a step (whatever it is) and follow it by believing in it. The line of white light will keep you in alignment with the path of the universe, it protects and enlightens you, and it helps you find your way.

This is how you step into your destiny and find your gifts. See yourself as person who is willing to open to a new you, a new way of seeing life. Beneath the chaos, new gifts and magic lie waiting.

You could imagine walking on the white line of spirit energy, and you pick up a magic stone or crystal or flower. The magical gifts open your powers, bringing new magic into your life. Walking this path requires courage. It means staying on the straight line, which holds the center of life, without faltering or doubting, and constantly making small improvements to become who you truly are.

You must move into the consciousness that is truly what you want to do. You are not affected by the outer world, but you listen and follow your inner self. There is nothing that is more correct than this. You must also trust that it is the right path—and allow your intuition to lead you. There is no turning back. You must either embrace the chaos or the inner self. The path is splitting quickly, and you must make a choice. Do you create light or lean on others?

It is not easy to become magical because your world in the past centuries has not allowed it. Also, the planet has been dense, but it is changing. There is resistance that you must push against, and it may seem that it will not work. However, it will work when you begin to gain the inner world, the world of magical creation—for it gives great alignment with the forces of nature and the flow of the world—as well as waves of light.

It takes tremendous focus. All during the day, you must return to the way of finding the path, the line of light, and listen to the heart that speaks the truth. But the time is coming when it will be easy for those who follow it NOW.

In your heart, you know this is what you want. The gifts of the work are what all seekers long for on the spiritual path. They include, courage, love, determination, and focus. It is the only true way of surmounting the mountain.

Desires, which come with manifestation, must be about the heart, helping others, developing your inner self in the physical world, and learning to overcome old perceptions that are not real. Old perceptions are mistakes in the energy field—a way of doing things and feeling inside that is not true. A true desire pushes consciousness past this place into a realm where opportunities and strength appear. Wherever you are lost or waylaid, it relates to living life in a way that no longer aligns with you.

True manifestation aligns you with universal law, love, and light. This placement of alignment allows the universe to flood you with its strength.

Dream big dreams. Play in the woods, and watch the sun rise. Listen to the birds and meditate on the beauty of your heart and desires.

We continue to sing our songs at night that remind you of your soul and quest. We will sing our night songs on the full moon and speak to your heart.

 

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.

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 Forecast: Intense Weather

The New Moon appears on Friday, October 16 at 3:31 pm. The New Moon brings a brief period of quiet and stillness. In the darkness, the stars sing in the velvet night. During the day, the natural world is particularly beautiful with Sun and Moon in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus.  Libra brings balance, harmony, creativity, and an emphasis on relationships.

This chart brings lovely influences, which can carry us through the more challenging ones. Venus (love, beauty) forms a trine with Jupiter (expansion) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field.) The message is direct. It’s possible to align with the heart and move into unconditional love, which leads to expansion and good fortune (Jupiter). In this place of expansion, we can attune to the higher messages of the quantum field. (The quantum field is the place of angels and miracles where we receive visions of what life can become—which is often distinctly different from the laws of physicality. It’s where our souls get a boost from universal energies.)

Venus (love, beauty, relationships) in Virgo, an earth sign ruling hygiene, healing, and order, trines Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), Uranus (sudden change) and Pluto (transformation). The large number of trines suggest potential answers are found in reflecting on love and using our creative energy to focus on beauty, expression, and insights that come from the heart. Venus opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which may reveal illusions about love and life.

On October 17, the Sun and the star, Arcturus, move into their annual alignment. It’s said that we receive new energies of light and insights to move beyond frustration and doubt into greater love and understanding. Again, we have to open to it as light codes initially feel overwhelming, but it’s how we evolve.

Light codes are waves of energy, which enhance Intuition and perception; they also open our minds to universal truth.  It takes time to accurately interpret new information, so meditate on insights and consider the time and reflection needed for adequate assimilation.

Challenging Aspects

Many aspects intensify the forecast for the next 3 weeks. On another level, energy is energy. It’s more about what we do with it than how it feels.

Sun and Moon square (tension) Mars (energy), Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation). The planets form T-square that creates pressure, amplifying the feeling of limitation, which has occurred in 2020. On the positive, we can rewrite the limitations on life (Sun), moon (emotions) from Mars and the other planets. We can use our time and energy (Mars) to expand practices such as meditation, exercise, and creativity. We can find strength and discipline in limitation (Saturn) and transform our lives (Pluto).

Mercury (communications) is retrograde until November 3, which slows movement, confuses time and thought, and affects electronics. Mercury in Scorpio reveals underlying truths, but they may be difficult to decipher until Mercury moves direct. Mercury opposes Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), and it can lead us to greater truths or confusing reads on the surface of current reality. Mercury trines (harmonious) Neptune (illusion/mysticism, which opens our consciousness to messages from the Divine.

Mars (overall energy, action) is also retrograde in Aries, which can bring the desire to act without the energy to do so—or a very strong desire, which is aligned with the ego and not the inner self. It can feel frustrating and upsetting, or it can reveal what we truly want in life. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation). The aspect brings tension, a desire to act, tension, and agitation. It also accelerates the desire and need for action and change.

Jupiter (expansion) in Capricorn trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), and it helps in having strength to move through uncertainty. The aspect increases creative genius, new solutions, and unconventional answers.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain in conjunction, and the aspects, which began in early 2020, continue through this placement. On the positive, Pluto takes us down deep to find resources and unknown aspects of the self and life for personal transformation.

Tips

  • It is a challenging chart with aspects that can cause tension, emotional responses, or anxiety. However, there are also beautiful and encouraging aspects with Venus, which open the heart and lift our spirit.
  • Mercury (communication) is retrograde. Stay with current plans, review thoughts and feelings, and rest when possible.
  • Mars in retrograde can create the build-up of tension and a desire to act quickly or impulsively. Stay on track and move evenly through life.
  • Jupiter’s trine with Uranus can help in finding new solutions to problems and gives strength.
  • There are aspects in the chart, which will help in finding calm and focus, but it takes work to create results. Meditate, visualize, and focus whenever possible.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sabian symbols depict the energy of a sign and its degree.

Sun and Moon are on Libra 24, “A Third Wing on the Left Side of a Butterfly” indicates imbalance and awkwardness in our personal lives and emotions. Certainly, everyone is thrown a bit off balance in the current waves of life.

Mercury is placed on Scorpio 12, “A Brilliant Assembly of Dignitaries at an Official Embassy Ball”. The symbol can (accurately) point to political planning, ethics and manners, and diplomatic standoffs.

Venus sits on Virgo 17, “A Volcanic Eruption Bringing Dust Clouds, Flowing Lava, and Earth Rumblings”. It could refer the build-up of emotional energy over many months—or life changing events. It indicates a need for release of emotion and expression of anger.

Mars is on Aries 21, “A Boxer Entering the Ring”. With Mars in retrograde, the symbol may refer to our need to make changes, express self-assertion, or determination. It’s also about using power in a positive sense for personal expression as opposed to aggression.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 20, “A Hidden Choir Singing During a Religious Service”. It’s a depiction of spiritual music and energy, which uplifts the congregation or listeners. It can refer to the universal voice that is unseen but speaks to the soul.

 

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.

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

Planetary Change: Full Harvest Moon

As fall comes with the turn of the season, we move into another time of energetic change. The Full Harvest Moon on October 1 brings big waves of energy, which require proper navigation. It’s important to find direction through the inner self, which acts as the North Star, and proceed in the direction of its light and beauty. (Many aspects in the chart will help with the journey—although it is not an easy one.)

Sun is placed in Libra, an air sign, and Moon is in Aries, a fire sign. Sun in Libra is about balance, harmony, cooperation, and relationships. Relationships can vary from partners, friends, the inner self, and our view of life. It also rules commitments, and the chart focuses on commitment to the self and the aspects of life, which are important to our growth. Moon in Aries increases impulsiveness, creativity, and conflict. (Conflict is less likely if we take inspired action.)

Sun (life) squares Jupiter (expansion, growth). This aspect brings tension between our desires and reality. It heightens the need to push, achieve, and accomplish, but it clouds the issue with demands from the ego when inner growth is the true issue. Inner growth requires dedication, persistence, and practice as well as clarity of purpose. It’s actually an opportunity to see how our beliefs about success, the self, and life can interfere with the pursuit of the dreams of our heart. (For example, we can think about the blocks or patterns that appear in the areas of life that are not working well. What are the thoughts and feelings, which accompany the blocks? Are there new actions, emotions, or insights, which might be useful?)

Moon (emotions/feelings) squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion, growth). The square tends to exaggerate emotions, sensitivity, and impulses—as well as the desire to manifest. However, emotions can act as a distraction by overpowering the desire to work and remain focused. They can color and distort the experience of life through overwhelm or self-indulgence, which leads away from the desire to express inner gifts and talents through work.  Self-discipline is needed to move through this influence.

Mercury (communications, mind) is placed in Scorpio, a passionate water sign that sees beneath the surface. Mercury in Scorpio is intense and emotional, and this can cause difficulty with receiving a clear read. Conversely, it can also reveal deeper truths behind the workings of the mind. Mercury squares (tension) Saturn (limitation, karma), and it tends to give focus to negative thinking, shyness, and reserve, but it’s possible to master the energy by working through the blocks or becoming conscious of them—at least.

Mercury is in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which creates a wave of nervous energy, the desire to perform several tasks at once, and sudden, abrupt upsets. Mercury rules communications, and there is a greater chance of incorrect reporting, and opinions are easily misunderstood. A frantic/hurried feeling can accompany the aspect.

NOTE: Mercury in Scorpio moves into the final retrograde for 2020 on October 13. It’s a time to retreat within, review the changes in the world for 2020, and find personal truths about life. The retrograde is likely to feel intense as it affects emotion—and Mars will be retrograde in Aries.

Mars (overall energy, passion, male) is retrograde in Aries, the strong sign of the warrior. Mars can bestow feelings of frustration, or it can give the power to move through problems and find solutions. (We use the energies in move ahead with dreams and projects—or we can feel overwhelmed by the strange flow of energy.) Mars makes two squares, which influence and enhance the feeling of the chart.

Venus (love, partnerships, beauty) is in Virgo, an earth sign.  When placed in Virgo, Venus can help with health rituals, exercise, and diet. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars, which supplies balance and understanding between yin/yang aspects in life and male/female relationships.

With Mars retrograde, life does not appear to move in a straight line with clear direction. It’s similar to driving on a road around a mountain. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), which heightens creativity and the desire to take action—without adding the factor of logical thought. It expands enthusiasm and excessive emotions. Mars squares Saturn (limitation, karma) contributes feelings of limitation and restriction, particularly with current circumstances of life. It’s important to look at meaningful projects and progress—and move more deeply into current plans as opposed to projections.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) trine Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) is a blessing in this chart. The harmonious energy between the two planets opens our minds to a bigger picture, opening our psyche to greater possibilities. It helps with new ideas, moving through stagnation, and finding/creating brighter dreams for the future. Jupiter sextiles (positive) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can bring a feeling of optimism and connection with the Divine.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto remain conjunct in the same aspect, which brought about the current changes in energy and structure of the world. The aspect continues throughout the year.

 

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.

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