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Full Pink Moon Forecast

 

The Pink Full Moon appears on April 29. The moon is called “pink” as a reference to flowers and spring. Fortunately, it also brings the best forecast in several weeks. The Moon (inner self, emotions) is placed in Scorpio, a water sign, which benefits growth and fruition in the garden of life. With Sun (outer life) in Taurus, it’s a very fertile time.  (It’s literally one of the best moons for transplanting and germinating seeds as well as expanding dreams into physical form.)

Sun trines Saturn (karma, limitation), and this aspect increase enthusiasm and confidence with worldly and inner pursuits. It’s always a boon to feel pleased about overcoming personal limitations! Sun opposes Jupiter (expansion) in Scorpio. Our desire to enjoy nature and build outwardly in the physical world can conflict with Moon and Jupiter’s message to dig deeper and see beneath the surface.

The Moon is lovely, forming a sextile with Saturn (karma, limitation), which boosts our emotional state when overcoming patterns and emotions. It conjuncts (close) Jupiter, expanding our ability to see through illusion and find truth. Moon trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which connects us with the unseen world, increases intuition, and our perception of beauty. (This is a powerful moon with many aspects to lift our emotions and help us to see the beauty and possibility in life.)

Mercury (thought, communication) in Aries squares (tension) Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (power, subconscious). The focus on learning the best way of communicating continues. It’s helpful to observe reactions relating to patterns, tiredness, and lack of connection with the self. (Much time and work is needed to learn to speak and act from the heart; it’s a soul lesson.)

Venus (love, feminine) squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can accentuate and make the beauty of life more intense. (It can help with poetry, writing, and art.) It can also cause confusion with discerning between reality and truth, particularly with relationships.

Mars (male, action) is retrograde, which can bring feelings of tiredness, making it more important to develop or stay with positive, physical regimens. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, and this aspect can create impulsive action. Mars conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which gives a strong desire for action. (Think twice before acting whenever possible.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Neptune, which lifts our spirits with a feeling of optimism and hope.  Jupiter sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transformation), and this can bring positive events associated with changes in life.

Uranus remains square Pluto, but the aspect is weakening. Uranus will move into Taurus on May 15, and we’ll enter a new cycle of awakening.

Notes:

  • Overall, it’s a positive chart, encouraging change and growth. Two types of change are accentuated. One is through transformation, the creation of new life. The second concerns the enjoyment of nature and putting thoughts into physical form. (Think about a garden and the process of adding, trimming, and moving plants. It’s part intuition, planning, and physical work.)
  • Moon and Jupiter in Scorpio touch on the value of introspection, states of transition such as birth and death, and the inherent mysteries of the unseen world. They can aid in understanding the relationship between energy, events, and outcomes.
  • The energy is intense, positive, and uplifting. It’s an excellent time for focus on manifestation. Plan to make extra time for meditation and visualize your desires. Take a small action if possible.
  • Some of the squares with Mercury (communication), Mars (action), and Pluto (transformation, subconscious) remain, but they are separating. In other words, they are becoming weaker and exerting less influence–or stress.
  • With Mars in retrograde – a two month cycle – it’s particularly important to maintain a good diet and exercise routine. Mars retrograde decreases physical energy.
  • Sun and Moon make positive aspects with Saturn (karma, limitation), which can create breakthroughs with patterns and limitations in life.
  • Aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can help in seeing the beauty and hope in life. Dreams may become more vivid, and intuition may increase.
  • Chiron (wounded healer) is in Aries, asking for awareness about patterns that may contribute to wrong action–or actions not in the alignment with the inner self.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Moon: Love and Karma

 

In folklore, Blue Moons confer abundance, fertility, and good luck. (Hold a coin or flower in your hand, look at the moon, and make a wish to experience more of these three, happy states.) Blue moons actually occur when there are two moons in one month, and the Full Moon appears just before Easter on Saturday, March 31 at 8:36 am. (It is also the sap moon, referring to the time when trees awaken.)

Typically, the Full Moon before Easter is a time of rebirth, which includes resurrection of the “true” parts of self and life, but this moon presents challenges. It presents difficulty and karma with a T-square, which can cause feelings of heaviness, but the chart also offers answers through the auspices of unconditional love. Of course, we are the only people who can make the choice in the moment. (The higher forms of love transmute a great deal.)

Sun (outer life) and Mercury (communications) are conjunct in Aries, conferring the fiery qualities of passion and action. Moon in Libra indicates the right direction for emotions—and the importance of keeping them focused on good, balanced, and beautiful feelings.

The T-square is a bit like two geological plates bumping into one another with an additional plate on top applying pressure. It consists of squares and oppositions, and none of these are easy. But every T-square offers an escape valve. In this case, Venus (love, beauty, material goods) offers the answer.

Venus is love, and its placement in Taurus points to the way. Venus in Taurus is about the beauty of form in life. It’s about loving nature, the physical format of life, and the presence of everything beautiful in the world. We can love people for who they are. (Underneath the structure of personality and ego, there is an indistinguishable light in everyone.) We can love life for the opportunity of expansion, growth, and learning—and we can love our difficulties for the growth they offer. (If we keep the mind and heart on love, life should change positively with emphasis on creating love and beauty in the material world.)

Venus forms a beneficial trine with Mars (male, action), softening the effect of both Mars/Pluto, the warrior aspect of the world. Venus also harmonizes with Saturn (limitation, karma) through a lovely trine, expanding our ability to express beauty, art, and material goods in a beneficial form.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which creates optimism and hope. It expands our ability to sense answers intuitively and to reach out for good fortune.

T-Square: squares and opposition

The conflict in this chart comes through cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, and Capricorn) and Sun, Moon, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. Cardinal signs love initiating action, designing new ideas, and making life move. But the squares and oppositions stir up emotion, passion, thought, and action. For the next week or so, it’s probably best to focus on love – and let the rest go.

Moon in Libra opposes Mercury in Aries, putting emotions and thoughts into conflict; it also amplifies the sensation of Mercury retrograde. Mars in Aries likes forward motion, and Moon in Libra wants to contemplate the beauty and balance of life. The two motions are in conflict, and they temporarily exacerbate Mercury retrograde.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications) square Mars in Capricorn. Squares with Mars can incite action, reaction, and passion. Often, there is a strong sense of frustration—or of feeling trapped in a situation. It’s also possible to misread energy by translating incorrectly. Again, emotions and actions can feel scrambled. (Go and meditate. Come back to the dilemma in a day or two.)

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications) square Saturn (karma, limitation), creating tension in the areas of life, which are recurrent and appear not to yield answers. Through focused reflection, it is sometimes possible to find answers, which have eluded us in the past. (With Saturn, it may also require perseverance with small, steady actions to create the desired change.)

Mercury (communications), Venus (love, beauty), and Uranus (awakening) square Pluto. Mercury square Pluto may cause feelings of negativity and/or the desire to blame others—when it’s more likely that it’s a pattern. Venus, when square Pluto, can intensify emotion and make “our” way feel like the only solution. Uranus (awakening) square Pluto lifts us up into awakening then down into the shadows. (After five years, we’re accustomed to it.)

Chiron

Mars and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer, and this indicates the likelihood of feeling old wounds and wanting to take action. It’s much wiser to pause and examine reaction before speaking and/or causing harm. (Old patterns of karma and action always come up when we’re evolving. Soften the cycle.)

Jupiter, planet of good fortune, trines Chiron, and this harmonious aspect hints at the possibility of gain and prosperity, which are earned through alignment with the inner self as opposed to action related to the wounded self. (For months, we’ve had a combination of trines and squares with Chiron, indicating a period of passing through old karma and the opportunity to heal wounds.)

NOTES:

  • Moon is in Libra, and Venus is in Taurus. Both signs are ruled by Venus, which exerts a positive influence in the chart. Moon and Venus encourage us to focus on beauty and balance in the area of emotions and the beauty of physical life in the area of the heart.
  • This is a volatile chart. Act as a light worker. Take 15 minutes each day to send light, peace, and love to the world.
  • Confusing emotions are found throughout the chart. Try to give others the benefit of the doubt and try to see their point of view. Don’t act on how you feel. Consider what your inner self wants as opposed to how you think and feel.
  • Correct thoughts will probably appear only through spiritual work and meditation.. Let the other thoughts go. You can take action and talk a week or two from now. It’s impossible to know if you’re right or wrong or if you should say it another way. (Moon opposition Mercury, and Mercury square Mars, Saturn, and Pluto – in retrograde – clouds clear thought.)
  • Actions should be based on projects and goals, which began before the retrograde. Journal your desires to initiate change and come back to them after April 15.
  • If you’re experiencing low energy, tension, or frustration, it will pass.
  • Whatever happens, don’t blame. Don’t fight. Don’t retaliate. Move into love.

 

 

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.

New Year’s Super Moon

The full moon appears at 9:24 pm on January 1. It’s a super moon, close to the earth and energetically intense. Many of the planets are placed in feminine signs, and there are two Grand Trines in water (emotion), indicating harmonious motion through life and calmer emotions.
The first full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon, referring to the stamina and strength of the wolf, which is needed in times of cold and difficulty. The wolf pack is based on the matriarchy with a female wolf that leads as the alpha. (This is a very feminine year, beginning with a full moon and 12 full moons to follow. The original calendars, based on feminine, earth energy, contained 13 moons.)

 

The Sun is in Capricorn, an earth sign represented by the goat, who can ascend to great heights. Sun (life, outer world) conjuncts Venus (love, beauty) and Pluto (power of transmutation, underworld.) Through love (Venus), it may be possible to use power (Pluto) to transform our world. (Of course, this works best by focusing on the heart.)

 

Moon (inner world, emotions) is placed in Cancer, the mother of the oceans and life. The Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (assertion, male energy), Jupiter (good fortune), and Neptune (illusion, mysticism, dreaming). The beautiful trines encourage flowing emotion, harmony and good fortune with action, and creative dreaming (manifesting.) (After weeks of charts filled with fire, the full moon chart is restful.)

 

Mercury (communications, mind) sits in Sagittarius. It trines Uranus, forming a harmonious aspect between the lower (Mercury) and higher, cosmic mind (Uranus). It’s possible to receive information for greater understanding of self and the world. (It’s important to discern between the ego and inner self as Mercury squares Neptune, which can distort the “read”.)

 

Venus (love, beauty) in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn (karma, limitation), which can make love (temporarily) feel heavy and/or difficult. Venus also conjuncts the Sun, which is uplifting, and it conjuncts (close to) Pluto, which can give the power to transmute old limitations into a new, more powerful outlook on life.

 

Mars (male, assertion) is conjunct (close to) Jupiter in Scorpio. If the emotional intensity of Mars in Scorpio is used properly, it can flow through limitations/blocks and bring good fortune. Mars also trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), heightening sensitivity and creativity. (It’s another wonderful aspect for manifestation.)

 

Jupiter (good fortune, benevolence) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), offering positive, creative energy. The aspect increases our desire for magical, mystical experience, and it offers an aura of hopefulness about life. Jupiter also trines Uranus (new age, quantum field), opening our consciousness to innovative and positive ideas.

 

Fruition, fertility, and growth are conferred by the full moon. With most of the planets in feminine signs (water and earth), it is a chart for growth of emotions, hope, and creativity. It’s a lovely way to begin the year!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Moon Forecast: Time for a Big Shift!

Galactic Center

The December full moon is called the cold moon. It appears in late fall when the trees are bare, and the stars are bright. This moon is also a super moon–closer to the earth than usual—and heightens the energies of the aspects and positions of the planets. In many ways, this chart is a preparation for the movement of planets in the coming months.

The Moon (emotions, inner self) is placed in the air sign of Gemini, an air sign that represents duality. Mercury will move retrograde on the day of the Full Moon, and Mercury and Saturn will conjunct Galactic Center.

Galactic Center is in the center of the Milky Way; it radiates aspiration, energy, and motivation. It exudes love and light. Mercury (thought, communications) and Saturn (time, karma, lessons) sit in conjunction with Galactic Center. The position indicates reception through the higher mind (Mercury) and understanding of lessons on a higher level (Saturn). Think quantum change!

Sun, Moon, and Venus square Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can cause confusion when reading between truth, spirit, and illusion. In other words, it creates difficulty with discernment with the direction of life, emotions, and love relationships. It can cause heightened sensitivity and artistic insights—or over-reaction. (Mercury retrograde adds to the cloudiness. Think of a foggy morning when the shapes of objects are hidden by mist.)

Nevertheless, the Galactic Center is powerful, and we can absorb information and insights, which will be revealed later. Venus (love, feminine) is placed in Sagittarius, and this placement helps. It’s possible to gain energy through love—by focusing on Sagittarian pursuits such as nature, physicality, and the joy of deep focus and/or meditation.

Mercury retrograde can be challenging during the holiday season. It creates a period of dormancy for a few weeks before the solstice—when we encounter another big shift. Seriously, Mercury retro is about resting and aligning with the quiet beauty of life. It’s not about new projects, and it moves life into a slower pace. (Move through life with intent and intuition. Rest, repair, and review.)

Mars (overall energy, male) opposes Uranus, causing hidden anger to surface. It’s important to remember that repressed anger often involves karmic patterns, and it’s impossible to receive light until we move through them. (When life repeats, ask the universe to help with changing the self.)

Mercury and Saturn trine Uranus, which can help with spiritual insights, alignment with guides and angels, and opening our minds to larger possibilities. It also aids with perception of the conjunction with Galactic Center.

Mars and Uranus square Pluto (subconscious). We continue to work on hidden issues, which perplex and limit us. Mercury and Saturn square Chiron, raising old wounds to the surface. We’ll encounter the emotions and energies (memories) of wounding, but the answers will likely come after the squares are released.

We will encounter important astrological changes in the coming months. The full moon gives time to prepare by connecting with the inner self–and perceiving our potential as spiritual and physical beings.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Moon Forecast

 

November’s full moon on the 4th is particularly lovely, and this forecast touches on spiritual vision and the use of will. In metaphysics, love, will, and power are three qualities, which are developed on the path of light and love. (Venus is very present in this chart, so love is provided—if we tap into it.) Overall, the chart presents beautiful, uplifting energy along with the ever present challenges, which can create both growth and change.

Sun (life) in Scorpio heightens vision, strength, and magnetism. Scorpio is water, representing emotion and mysterious intuitive insights. Moon in Taurus accentuates persistence, will, discipline, and the ability to put concepts into physical form. It is an earth sign, heightening our ability to shape matter through consciousness in the physical world.

Mercury (thought, communications) is placed in Scorpio, and it expands our power to perceive and communicate spiritual mysteries and information. It sheds light on the hidden world and brings information to the surface. This placement can aid in discerning the relationship between feelings and thoughts.

Venus (love, beauty, relationships) is beautifully placed in Libra. Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus, so we may glimpse moments of  the true feeling of harmony and love in relationships, or we may notice disharmony. (In moments of disharmony, we can see the opposite of our experience. When experiencing harmony, we can expand the feelings.) Harmony and love tend to increase beauty and wealth.

Mars (action, male) sits in Libra, creating balance between the female and male principals in life. It also bestows the “feeling” of how life could look and feel if we embraced harmony, beautify, and balance. With Mars in Libra, an air sign, we may perceive needed changes on a mental or emotional level but lack the energy to make alterations. It’s helpful to observe and wait a day or two before pushing into small changes.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is placed in Scorpio. Like the full moon, it can shed light on the darkness. Good fortune is often created by finding our gifts, hidden in the darkness of the past, and finding the bravery to step forward on a new path. Growth also comes from compassion, and seeing/creating goodness for others. It’s how we see light in the dark.

Aspects

Aspects speak of the geometry between planets, the shapes and energies that flow between them. Aspects with the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter) affect our personal life. Outer planets speak of group consciousness, energies, and global change.

Sun in Scorpio conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, growth), and it aids in understanding how to travel through our personal darkness to find light, grace, and redemption. Sun trines (harmonious) Neptune in Pisces, opening the door to mystical realizations and increasing the possibility of seeing through illusion.

Moon in Taurus is in opposition (2 opposite energies) to Jupiter in Scorpio. Our desire to build and create a new life (Moon) is opposed to our need to see beneath the surface of life (Jupiter). In spiritual work, it is necessary to see how we block and oppose our inner desires—or recognize such forces in our lives. After this realization, life often becomes more supportive. (Moon also trines Pluto in Capricorn, increasing our ability to become resourceful and find answers.)

Venus conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, indicating love of self can lead us through the darkness and into exceptional growth. Venus opposes (2 opposite energies) Uranus, which can cause strong, erratic emotions and sudden change. The desire to experience life in a particular way (Uranus) and the need to love and understand relationships on a deeper level conflicted in this position. (Think, meditate, and wait to act.) Venus also square Pluto, which creates tension about the use of power and can bring subconscious memories to the surface. (Focus on love, and the conflicts will fade.)

Mars (male, assertion) squares (tension) Pluto (underworld, transmutation). It covers the topics of sex and power, which have appeared everywhere in the past few weeks. Of course, the aspect includes larger energies. It’s about using our power wisely and kindly—and remembering that the best world changes come from love, compassion, and vision.

Jupiter (good fortune) opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change). We’ll move between 2 sets of energy with this aspect. Jupiter wants a slow, deep look at life, and Uranus desires a huge burst of energy directed into the new world. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune, asking us to exchange negative emotions for mystical love; it can also enhance dreams. (Journal them.)

Saturn (time, karma) trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, change), offering help with the current transition from the Piscean and Aquarian Ages. It helps in integrating the old and new concepts of both world.

Mercury (mind) trines (harmonious) Chiron (the wounded healer), which helps in using the mind to transcend old wounds. Saturn (time, karma) squares (tension) Chiron, and it brings old memories and pain to the surface. Use the mind to create possibilities such as feelings and visuals that travel in the opposite direction. This action brings in new energies that lift the soul and heal the body.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Moon Forecast

 

Full moons bring intensity, passion, and fruition to dreams. Everything heightens before waning and moving into a new cycle. The full moon appears on October 5,  featuring Sun (life) and Mercury (thought, communication) in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus.  Libra rules beauty, balance, relationships, judgement, and the mind. Think of butterflies, dragonflies, and soft clouds—or the stillness of the mind that comes with inner presence. Think of a gentle breeze moving through bright leaves and the clear, peaceful feeling of an autumn afternoon.

Libra also rules the type of higher love that comes from the enlightened mind and an open heart. When Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) are conjunct (close), it heightens our ability to still the mind and receive higher communications and impulses. It also increases our ability to perceive beauty, harmony, and balance. (It’s important to align our consciousness with these energies as we move through the week.)

Moon in Aries stirs the pot, dredging up passion, impulses, and the desire for a new quest. The moon opposes the energies of the Sun and Mercury, so the best use of these energies is feeling passionate about the spaciousness of the mind when it is connected to the Divine.

The biggest challenge in the chart lies with the T-square with Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Pluto. It pertains to how we experience and react to our own darkness and the underworld. Pluto reveals the truth about life, and it’s often not pretty. But part of seeing the truth and light involves recognizing the aspects of life (and the planet) that don’t work.

Pluto direct can feel like the river Styx. Fortunately, there is light at the end of the long river. When we see the truth and act properly on it, we become powerful. This is Pluto’s lesson.

A T-square can cause tension and irritability. In this case, Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) square Pluto, creating tension between our desire to create harmony and the aspects of life that appear before us. (Obviously, it happened this week.) Moon square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) arouses rapid, actions and emotions, which can occur with little thought. (Venus and Mars in  trine Pluto, which may help us in finding practical methods of transmuting energies through love and light.)

The challenge involves our encounter with aspects of the personal subconscious and global consciousness. The challenge is to remain aligned with a clear mind while focusing on a positive world view. (Of course, we will feel discordant emotions, but we can try to rise above them.)  It’s important to focus on the beautiful feelings and vision bestowed by Sun and Mercury in Libra. We have to quiet the mind and return to a higher vision, which is a form of cosmic awakening.

Additional Influential Aspects

Venus (feminine, beauty, physical possessions) and Mars (male, action) are placed in Virgo, the sign of order, healing, and physical work. In conjunct (close) position, there is a pleasant coherence between the male/female aspects of the self. This includes work/rest and active/passive phases of life, which can create a lovely balance.

Work and Spirituality

Venus (feminine, beauty) and Mars (assertion, male) square Saturn in Sagittarius (karma, time, devotion and spirituality.) The square creates tension between our desire to work and our devotion to spiritual work. It’s helpful to take breaks for peaceful meditation between efforts with focused work. (It’s important not to compartmentalize, but to find balance while holding the open state of mind conferred by Sun in beautiful Libra.)

Balance and Change

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (sudden change, awakening). Our desire for harmony and clarity (Jupiter) conflicts with Uranus’ energies. Uranus elicits strong reactions, moving energy quickly from high to low (like a roller coaster), brings change, and causes odd events.

With oppositions, we tend to feel both energies in separate intervals. We may want balance, contentment and harmony, which is followed by a desire for sudden change. These energies can feel disruptive, but it is possible to alter the placement of our consciousness into a peaceful place by an act of will. Jupiter also trines (harmonious) Saturn (karma, time), which is helpful in creating a positive blend of the old and new.

Dreams and Illusion

Venus (feminine, beauty) and Mars (male, action) oppose Neptune, the bringer of dreams, illusion, and mysticism. Venus and Mars in Virgo ask us to focus on the tasks at hand and fulfill practical matters. Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces encourages dreams and a mystical state of being. While traveling between these two planetary energies, it’s possible to lose sight of larger dreams and aspirations when focused on practicality and/or confuse reality and illusion. Sun, Moon, and Mercury are sextile Neptune, which brings a more positive energy to the mix; their position can help in finding clarity with this task.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s Work

Sun sits on Libra 13, “Children Blowing Soap Bubbles”. The symbol illustrates the beauty of air, the possibility of floating through life by becoming present and aware in the moment. Libra is an air sign, and it rules thoughts. When the mind is clear, “air” supports us with a lovely motion, carrying our thoughts to the heavens to take on shape and form.

Moon is placed on Aries 13, “A Bomb Which Failed to Explode Is Now Safely Hidden from Discovery.” This symbol has appeared often in the past few months. (It’s interesting to note how a WWII bomb was discovered and defused in Germany during this period.) It could refer to Pluto’s current (direct) position and the need to handle personal issues, which are potentially explosive. The symbol can refer to global issues as well. For the moment, we have time to review, change the past, and create a safer future (without potential harm).

Mercury is on Libra 11, “A Professor Peering over His Glasses at His Students.” Again, it’s a repetitive symbol. The best teachers share information on an intuitive, intellectual, and emotional level. Glasses can refer to not seeing well or seeing details more sharply.

We learn from the nature and the response of the physical world. Clear perception is necessary to read the signs. The symbol also refers to the need for teachers to study and grow on an intellectual and metaphysical level while teaching others.

Venus and Mars on Virgo 20, “A Caravan of Cars Headed for the Promised Lands”. Mars and Venus refer to male and female energy, and they give harmony when placed on the same degree in the same sign. The symbol is apropos for this time of higher vibration and the awakened movement, particularly as we move through life in our cars.

The symbol hints at a new and better way of living and new methods of experiencing life. Likely, it is one of higher consciousness. They work best!

Jupiter sits on Libra 30, “Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head. This is the last degree of Jupiter and marks the end of learning lessons from Libra. The symbol refers to phrenology, the study of the bumps and shapes of the head. It also refers to the interpretation of signs. We know the look of inner beauty when reflected in the face and body. We know the feeling of the flow and how life changes when we step into it. When the wind blows from a different direction, it tells about the weather.

If we pay attention to small signs and physical indications of the spiritual presence in the physical, we can learn about our responses to the inner world. By recognizing and acting on inner impulses, we gain greater access to the spiritual world.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Teacher 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.

 

Intense Full Moon and Partial Eclipse

 

Think of a rocket blasting off—or a full moon raised to the third power. The full moon, which appears on Monday, August 7, is part of the exciting line-up of the Lion’s Gate, lunar/solar eclipse and Mercury/Uranus retrograde. (Mercury moves retrograde on August 12; Uranus moves into retrograde on August 3 with other major planets in retrograde.) It is an exciting, intense period of time.

Let’s skip to the chase. As the energies accelerate, the planetary line-up along with eclipses offer an opportunity for major growth—by moving into the heart and exploring the inner self. Everyone will feel the “shift”, but many astrologers believe a subtle door is opening for heightened perception of light during the solar eclipse. (We’re in the warm-up phase now.). Astrologer, Loren Gorgo, refers to a state of cohesiveness, the ability to shape and pull together aspects of life into physical form through our inner light. In other words, physical reality may reflect our inner, spiritual state more quickly—if we utilize conscious manifestation. (At any rate, it’s an opportunity to shed layers of the past and move into greater understanding of our true identity.)

The Full Moon chart is fairly balanced with a predominance of fire. (Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Uranus are placed in fire signs.) There are many helpful aspects for inner growth, seeing through illusion, and finding more of the inner self. With every chart, there are challenges, but we definitely have the skills to move through them and master the factors at play.

The Full Moon is placed in Aquarius, the sign of the New Age. Aquarius encourages humanitarian efforts, unconditional love, and the power of higher consciousness. The Moon opposes the Sun (life) and Mercury (communications), which are placed in Leo, a passionate, fire sign that bestows warmth, courage, and the power of living through the heart. The opposition hints at the power of combining personal love (Leo) with interpersonal and unconditional love (Aquarius)—a theme, which is repeated throughout the month.

Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn (time, limitation), enhancing our sense of structure, self-discipline, and ability to create positive change in life. Moon (emotions) in Aquarius trines (harmonious) Jupiter, indicating positive, harmonious thoughts can bring good fortune on the path of life. The Moon opposes Mars in Leo (male energy, assertion), bringing a strange mix of emotion and assertion. (If the emotion is not positive, wait and rethink before taking a step forward.)

Mercury (communication, thought) is placed in Virgo, which expands our ability with discernment and clear thought. This placement also helps in communicating ideas and having clarity with self-expression. Mercury opposes Neptune, obscuring our grasp on reality and illusion—and adding a veil of confusion to the forecast. Mercury also trines Pluto, which gives grounding, a practical understanding of resources, and insights into cosmic mysteries.

Venus (feminine, material possessions, love) sits in Cancer, a water sign, which will stir our emotions throughout much of the eclipse season. Venus is emotional, nurturing, and possessive in Cancer, and it squares Jupiter (good fortune, harmony), which brings tension into relationships. Venus opposes Pluto (transformation, underworld), indicating a transition/transformation in our definition and longings for love. Venus also trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can heighten artistic creativity and reveal dreamy possibilities held within the heart.

Mars (action, masculine) is placed in Leo, and it conjuncts (close to) the Sun. which strengthens our desire for action and forward motion in life. Mars trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, lessons, karma), increasing the possibility of applying lessons and structures, mastered in the past, to flow with newly presented opportunities.

Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, an air sign,  and squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), creating tension with ambitions and plans. It’s wise to minimize while walking through eclipse season and/or plan practical details carefully to avoid overwhelm. (It’s also important to take time to review and release old beliefs.)

 

Outer Planets in Retrograde

 

Uranus

Five planets, including Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron, are retrograde. With many outer planets in retrograde, the emphasis is placed on the inner self—as opposed to the outer world. The emphasis lies in discovering aspects of our inner identity and perceiving insights in the realms of lessons/time (Saturn), quantum change (Uranus), mystical dreams (Neptune), transformation (Pluto), and healing (Chiron).

Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius trines Uranus (quantum field) in Leo, offering the opportunity to move through the past and create entirely, new (spiritually based) experiences. Saturn squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), meaning our past experiences can be applied to cut through patterns based on illusion and self-deception. Saturn and Uranus (quantum field) trine the North Node in Leo, heightening our desire to move into spiritual aspirations and inner growth.

Uranus, retrograde in Aries, can bring sudden erratic change, or it can transport our consciousness to the quantum field, a place of love, grace, and miracles. It is the planet that rules Aquarius, the benefactor of this Age. Its sudden, erratic motion tends to relate to our fears. When we can move through the fear into a state of love, we experience the benevolent grace of the quantum field.

NOTE: This is a wonderful to focus on how it feels when connected with the inner self–and how life would alter with a deeper connection. Isn’t this what we truly want?

 

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.