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Full Moon Forecast: Intense Weather Ahead

 

The Full Moon appears on July 5 at 12:44 am ET, accompanied by an eclipse, the last in a series of three. The Full Moon is particularly potent with the presence of the eclipse, and it tends amplify whatever we think or feel. Think of all of the energies on the earth in a heightened state along with the growth and expansion associated with the Full Moon.

Fortunately, we’ve had practice with distancing ourselves from lower emotions and aligning with higher frequencies in past months. We’re probably ready for the reset that eclipses can bring.  However, it requires skill to deal with the energies in general, particularly the upset of those around us.  (A place of peace is a good beginning.) It’s important to stay in higher frequencies when possible as eclipses can raise our light level – if we receive the energy.

It’s a feminine chart with many placements in water and earth—an indication of the power of passive manifestations (seeing a desired outcome in the mind and watching it take form.) It’s a wonderful time to focus on manifestations and meditation. Five planets in retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) tend to quiet the energies.

Sun (life) is in Cancer, a water sign represented by the crab—and the mother who rules the feminine and the sea. Moon (emotions) is in Capricorn, the earth sign that rules structure. Several strong influences run through the chart including Mercury (communications) in retrograde, Venus moved direct, making it easier to send love and light, and Mars (action) moved into Aries, which denotes forward movement.

Sun (life, self) conjuncts (close to) Mercury (communications), which opens the door to the higher self, which can find the truth and choose the right answer. Sun (life) opposes Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), creating a tendency to overindulge and become overly optimistic. It can also lead to overworking. Sun trines (harmonious) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), allowing an influx of mystical information and access to our inner muse.

Moon (emotions) opposes Mercury, increasing duality between emotion and thought—or the sensation of bouncing between the two forms of expression. Moon (emotion) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field).  This aspect helps in perceiving the unusual and intuitive abilities that are inherent within the self. It increases our intuitive feelings, opens our consciousness to exciting, new activities and/or happenings. It also allows greater perception of communication from the universe–and deeper understanding of the self. Moon (emotions) is conjunct (close to) Jupiter, and it’s  a wonderful aspect, increasing faith in inherent quality of goodness and encouraging our desire to help others on a global level.

Mercury is in retrograde, which confuses the flow of everyday life–a state that has become familiar. With Mercury in Cancer and the approach of the eclipse, emotions may feel intense. It’s good to remember that Mercury rules more than communications or the mind. It also rules intuition and the higher mind, which gives connection with universal energies. (We can go into our heart and connect to the higher mind when we truly need direction.) Mercury sextiles (positive) Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), and the aspect can give bursts of inner knowing and/or brilliant ideas.

Venus (love, partnerships, material wealth) is direct in Gemini, increasing harmony in relationships, success with business and money, and heightening appreciation of beauty. When Venus is direct, the world feels better and happier. Placed in Gemini, Venus helps with short-term travels, creating beauty and art through new ideas, and amplifying love. Venus trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, structure), and this helps in perceiving the “good” in others and concepts relating to rebuilding our lives on the basis of love.

Mars is in Aries, a fire sign, which helps in moving ahead in life, acting on projects, and developing physical strength and inner willpower. Mars conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, and the aspect brings the pain to the surface so we can see the truth and make changes. The aspect also helps in bringing our gifts to world to help and serve others. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) square Mars, creating tension between the flow of the way we feel, think, and live and the desire to take action. We may need to move into new thoughts, perceive life in another sense, or create new habits of feeling emotion to take needed steps.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) return to the conjunction in Capricorn, which began early in the year, marking on the onset of the corona virus and changes of structure in the outer world. However, the planets are in retrograde, which may contract the flow of energy. (Let’s see it happening.) Aspects with Pluto tend to reveal hidden truths, which are not comfortable, but they lead to evolution and transformation.

Tips:

  1. The energies will feel intense through July 4-6 when we’ll feel the combined energies of the Full Moon and the eclipse most. Use the energy to manifest a higher frequency and happier life. Spend time focusing on the sensation of the inner self.
  2.  The feminine energies in the chart heighten emotion, but they also ground and support our energy. It’s a good time to focus on passive manifestation, the art of visualizing what you want.
  3. There are many supportive aspects in the chart  Venus (love, material goods) direct helps with love and money, Sun conjunct Mercury increases the ability to tap into brilliant answers and ideas, Sun trine Neptune links the consciousness to mystical information, and Mars in Aries wants us to move ahead with our plans.
  4. Admittedly, there are perplexing aspects. Mercury is retrograde, causing mild chaos and disorderly thoughts. Our emotions and thoughts can feel contradictory. Our habits and way of life may frustrate efforts in expression of thoughts and action.  Sun opposition Jupiter expands our need to overdo. Nevertheless, there are good aspects that open the mind to divine inspiration and higher realization.
  5. In 2020, we seem to have a lack of easy charts. Perhaps, we’re graduating to a higher level of light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Strawberry Moon and Lunar Eclipse

 

June’s Strawberry Full Moon comes on Friday, June 5 at 3:12 pm. There’s also a lunar eclipse and challenging aspects, which appear as part of the unusual rhythm of 2020. On the outer level, it’s easy to see patterns and rhythms of conflict and upset. On a higher level, it’s likely that we can evolve and master many of these energies on a collective level in the coming months.

Sun (life) in Gemini focuses on short range communications such as news and social media, interaction with friends and families. The air sign is represented by the twins, denoting the dual nature of life—which can be transcended through insights into the spiritual self. Moon (emotions) is placed in Sagittarius, the archer who focuses on long range goals and intentions.

Sun (life) forms a lovely conjunction (close to) Venus (love, relationships), which can amplify feelings of harmony and love. Sun squares (tension) Mars, which can ignite the will and force. It can become the powerful placement of the creative warrior and/or represent tension, anger, and rage. It can bestow achievement through increased will power and determination—at its best. Sun also squares Neptune (illusion/mysticism), and it tends to cause frustration. However, it increases creativity and desire for expression.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action, male energy) form a T-square, which delivers the feeling of pressure in life. However, we have free will—and can focus on universal energies or frustrations. (Think of dialing into the universe for a specific, higher frequency and feeling. Stay there!)

Moon (emotions) opposes (opposite) Venus (love, relationships) increases our need for love from others when it’s probably important to love the self. Moon squares Mars (action)—an indication that our emotions can override the need to take positive action and/or lead us into the wrong action.

Mercury (communication, higher mind) sits in Cancer, a water sign, which can heighten emotion. Mercury trines (harmonious) Mars (action), meaning the higher mind can guide our actions to create positive emotions and change in life.

Venus is placed in Gemini, giving a tendency for light conversation and socialization. However, Venus is retrograde, so we feel less of her positive qualities (love, harmony) at this time. Venus squares (tension) Mars (male, action), and we’re likely to feel out of sync with the people who we love and the sweeter rhythms of life. (Venus moves direct on June 25.)

Mars sits in Pisces, a water sign represented by fishes swimming in opposite directions. Mars in Pisces tends to repress negative feeling until they surface. Mars is conjunct (close to) Neptune (illusion, mysticism). The aspect heightens sensitivity and accentuates the need for grounding and practicality.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) conjuncts (close to) Saturn (structure, karma) pushes our consciousness into growth and expansion. Often, it brings obstacles, but it also gives strength to overcome them. It gives recognition of limitation and a desire to overcome it.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which limits the ability to create change in the way that we want and brings obstacles into our path.  It’s best to see problems and take action—rather than dreaming big plans and making significant choices. Let the universe reveal the right path to creating a better, more positive life.

Jupiter (expansion, good luck) and Saturn (limitation, karma) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation). As we’ve seen the past few months, these aspects reveal the hidden crevices of lower and higher collective consciousness. The goal is creating a transformation based on higher vibrations. (We have to see the truth to change it.)

Tips

  1. We may feel frustration and anxiety on an emotional level, and it’s helpful to know that it’s temporary. It’s useful to notice the causes of frustration and determine if it’s the overall energy or a pertinent issue that requires a different type of action.
  2. Sun conjunct Venus can help in identifying with peace and love. It’s important to remember this higher part of our consciousness is always available. It’s a matter of tapping into it.
  3. It takes will and motivation to move into the higher side of expression with Sun, Moon, and Venus square Neptune. This aspect can give feelings of tiredness and lack of focus. However, it can also denote the ability of creative expression–if we tap into it.
  4. It’s not an easy chart, but the pressure will subside as we move away from the full moon. Regardless of feelings or circumstances, we have the power to see the opposite of a specific situation, find a better, higher frequency, and take the time to see the needed changes in life.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Gemini 15, “Two Dutch Children Talking and Studying Their Lessons Together.” The symbol asks for greater understanding of other people’s point of view as well as connection and collaboration on a higher mental level. In sharing knowledge on common ground, both children profit from the endeavor.

Moon is on Sagittarius 15, “The Ground Hog Looking for Its Shadow on Ground Hog Day.” The degree depicts the desire for indication of upcoming changes and the need for a “sign” to follow in the right direction. It relates to the emotional need to find clarity in a time of confusion.

Mercury is on Cancer 9, “A Small Naked Girl Bends Over A Sparkling Pond Trying to Catch A Fish.” The symbol speaks of the naivety and innocence of childhood when we are free from societal needs.  We can play in the beauty of life and ponder what lives in the sparkling pond. (It’s a much needed energy!)

Venus is placed on Gemini 13, “A World Famous Pianist Giving A Concert Performance.” The placement refers to those who have mastered their gifts and can share them with others. It suggests finding a love connection through the higher vibrations of adepts. It can also indicate a need to develop and express our individual talents.

Mars is on Pisces 16, “In a Quiet Moment, A Creative Individual Experiences The Flow of Inspiration“. When we attune with universal, higher consciousness, we find peace and answers. With Mars (action) on this degree, it’s important to move into this place of being before taking “frustrated” and/or angry action.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 27, “A Mountain Pilgrimage”. This is a beautiful symbol that speaks of exaltation and ascension of spirit, which represents good fortune (Jupiter) in this chart. It’s a lovely placement for consciousness with an illuminated goal.

 

 

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.

 

 

April’s Pink Full Moon

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appears on April 7. It’s another super moon with intense energies. 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. A Libra moon suggests reflection on relationships of all kinds.

The Sun (outer life) is placed in Aries, a fire sign representing individual initiative, new beginnings, and a passionate quest. It squares Jupiter and Pluto, which are currently conjunct in Capricorn, creating conflict and tension between our individual quest and the current collective experience. (How do we retain our personal lives while acting – or not acting – within the collective experience of isolation?)

The lovely Moon sits in Libra, an air sign ruling balance with relationships and others. The underlying quest involves alignment with the inner self while speaking from the heart-and listening compassionately to the other person. (It’s not easy!) The Moon conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating the importance of communication, beauty, and harmony. Air symbolizes thought, and the mind can act as a positive vector, particularly when aligned with intuition.

Moon also squares Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (underworld, subconscious), bringing emotional patterns, hidden life information, and secrets to the surface. We may have insights about insecurities and emotions—or we may fluctuate between higher frequencies and lower consciousness.

Mercury remains in Pisces, a water sign that can amplify illusion and all forms of emotion. In another sense, it can heighten intuition or align our mind with the illusion of fear. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Neptune, heightening the mix of emotion and thought. Mercury sextiles (mildly positive) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Essentially, Mercury can heighten negative illusion and/or help with reading higher energies. (Balance is the key.)

Venus (feminine, love) moved into Gemini, and she will stay in the position through June. Gemini is the air sign of the twins, ruling communications and short journeys. When Venus is placed in an air sign, it benefits clarity of thought. Truly lovely aspects are formed by Venus in this chart—as a saving grace. The emphasis on love is perhaps a sign of the right direction in an unusual time although it relates to personal love and beauty. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (action, male), Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The trines may aid in our quest to find optimism and higher frequencies in a trying time.

Mars in Aquarius, an air sign ruling group consciousness, mixes thought and action. Mars loves action and initiative, but Aquarius rules mentality and unique approaches. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, the planet ruling the Age of Aquarius, group endeavors, and collective consciousness Our actions can become erratic and sudden (impulsive), or we may be guided by the quantum field.

 

Emphasis on Collective Energies

The current conjunction between Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) is partially the cause of the “new”, strange reality. Saturn brings balance through limiting the flow of specific energies, and Pluto brings hidden energies to the surface. (The two, together, rule and cause collective change.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) expands everything that it touches, and it recently joined the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, enlarging the overall energy. As it moves away from its close approach to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in a few weeks, we may feel relief as a positive spin away from the current environment.

Neptune (illusion, mysticism) sits Pisces, a water sign that can amplify the flow of emotions and energy in a positive or negative sense. By moving our consciousness to a higher point with positive visuals, we may find a way to concentrate the flow of energy in a positive sense – such as last weekend’s global meditation.

Overall, the chart indicates the energies of this time as well as specific methods for seeking release and redemption of its lower forms. Love and positive focus of consciousness are two simple steps that can accomplish a great deal.

 

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 Snow Moon and Continuing Change

 

February brings a quieter forecast with Mercury retrograde, beginning on February 16. In the past, retrogrades tended to indicate a period of rest, but it’s very important that we stay on track. When we can’t actively pursue our desires, we can meditate on them or continue working on them in a quiet way. In other words, persist!

(There’s tremendous pressure from the planets for change, growth, and a new way of being. It’s accomplished through action motivated by the inner self–as opposed to running around and trying to do everything. When we feel the “push”, we can recognize it as a planetary push, detach, and reconnect with the inner self, which is how we create spiritual change in the inner and outer world.)

The Full Snow Moon appears on February 9. It’s a super moon, meaning it’s closer than usual to the earth and will feel more intense. Sun is in Aquarius, the humanitarian sign of the New Age. Moon is placed in Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart, which ignites passion and desire for love, romance, and drama. Moon trines Mars (action) in Sagittarius, urging direct action and assertiveness. It encourages optimism and hope.

Mercury (communication, mind) is in Pisces, the sign of the last age. In this position, it encourages reflection and union with mysticism. The planet conjuncts Neptune, which can connect us to the unseen world and convey information, particularly relating to spiritual mysteries. Mercury trines North Node (the spiritual path or endeavor) in Cancer, encouraging insights about empathy and emotional understanding.

Venus (love, partnership) moved in Aries, creating a bolder, fiery tone with relationships and feminine issues. Venus squares Mars, continuing the friction between male/female energies. Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, and we may heal ourselves by opening to love, redefining our feelings/beliefs about love, and taking affirmative steps in a romantic direction.

Mars (assertion, male energy) in Sagittarius boosts our desire to move ahead on our quest. Fire signs bring creativity, energy, and motion. Mars (action) trines Uranus, emphasizing bold action, but it squares Neptune, meaning our vision is not always clear. We may feel the push to move forward but lack clarity with our sense of direction. (If the opportunity appears to act – as visualized – take advantage of it. Ask advice on other issues.)

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto, the planet ruling the underworld, transmutation, and power. It opens the opportunity to use natural abilities and talents to create achievement. Pluto rules all types of power, and it’s wise to focus on endeavors that benefit the self – and the all. Personal pursuits for power can bring our “undoing”. (This aspect may well apply to current political and global trends.)

Saturn, planet of limitation and karma, squares (tension) Uranus (quantum field, erratic change). Saturn likes slow motion, and Uranus loves rapid change. There’s a combination of very different energies with pressure to change our lives while remaining loyal to responsibilities and creations from the past. It’s about expanding while working with the structure of our current lives. It can feel frustrating and confining, but the object is about finding balance—learning to grow in one’s present circumstances. Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in the relatively rare aspect that can bring awakening of higher consciousness and the power to build a more benevolent world.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) squares Pluto (underworld, transformation), dredging up hidden truths from the dark rivers of the subconscious while bringing old patterns of repetition to the surface. It’s wonderful when we can see it and make constructive change; it’s painful when we feel it but can’t grasp the underlying truth.)

Tips:

  • Several aspects in the chart exert influences that can give the feeling of a “push” and the sensation of life moving faster than usual. Slow down and review when the feeling occurs. Align with the inner self and think about what’s truly important to personal growth and the pursuit of dreams. Let go of the rest.
  • It’s important to take action when pursuing goals. A slower period of reflection begins on February 16 with Mercury retrograde. Currently, Mars encourages action, but our vision can be clouded by the Mars/Neptune square.
  • Mercury in Pisces combines emotions and thoughts with a spiritual focus.
  • We’re in a period of intense change that involves higher and lower consciousness as indicated by Jupiter conjunct Pluto and Saturn conjunct Pluto. It continues throughout the year.
  • Venus (love, relationships) is very active in its placement in Aries. It asks for assertiveness with love and creative reflection.
  • Jupiter increases the force of our natural talents and pushes us forward through its conjunction (close to) Pluto (transformation, power, subconscious). It’s best to keep the good of “all” in mind when forming goals.
  • Saturn (time, limitation) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) are square, creating a conflict between responsibilities to our present life and the urge to force change.
  • The Full Moon will feel intense. Plan accordingly.

 

Sabian Symbols, from Lynda Hill’s work

Sun is on 21 Aquarius, “A Woman Disappointed and Disillusioned, Courageously Facing a Seemingly Empty Life”.  The image depicts a hopeless review of a meaningless life; however, lives often change when we look at them with courage and a willingness to alter our beliefs. When we focus on the good with gratitude, overcome old perceptions, and approach possibilities, life improves.

Moon sits on 21 Leo, “Intoxicated Chickens Dizzily Flap Their Wings” symbolizes overreaching and forgetting to work with the limitations in our current life. In metaphysics, whatever doesn’t work is a lesson in rewriting our desires and goals—as well as approaching life in a different way with a new, more practical perspective.

Mercury is placed on 9 Pisces, “The Race Begins: Intent on Outdistancing His Rivals, a Jockey Spurs His Horse to Great Speed.” It can certainly feel like a race with the current pressure from the outer planets; however, racing to our goals is not a good answer. Reaching goals on a spiritual level involves consistent change, practice, and discipline. Feel the desire but do the work.

Venus is on 2 Aries, “A Comedian Entertaining a Group of Friends”. Part of love is bringing humor and lightness to life. Fun actually lifts our vibrations. Bringing lighter vibrations can help others and create a communal feeling of unity, particularly with those we love.

Mars sits on 26 Sagittarius, “A Flag-Bearer in Battle”. The symbol refers to acting on conviction, representing a cause, and/or promoting truth. Currently, the symbol may ask if we’re ready to move ahead on inner convictions and create a new life.

Jupiter is on 16 Capricorn, “School Grounds Filled with Boys and Girls in Gymnasium Suits”. Interaction, movement, and physical vitality are implied by the symbol. It implies instruction, fun, and awareness of energy between the two sexes.

 

 

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 alignment with their inner path.

Wolf Moon, Full Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Walls

 

2020 is a 4 year, and it begins with a big bang—an eclipse on January 10 with wild conjunctions and energy.  4 is a male number, and it involves putting our mental and spiritual energies into physical form.

In many ways, it is about building a spiritual structure on the physical level. My personal feeling is that it involves a core structure of higher collective consciousness as expressed in physical form. This means YOU and your alignment with your inner self, the rising energy of the earth and the collective along with a fierce focus on the highest good to create a new reality.

The Full Wolf Moon appears on January 10 at 2:21 pm ET, and it is accompanied by an eclipse. Eclipses are a reset, and this is not a comfortable one. The Lunar Eclipse opposes Mercury (communication), Saturn (karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation), which causes conflicting thoughts and feelings. Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto square (tension) Eris, the dwarf planet of discord. (We’ve all experienced discord in our personal lives, and we know how to return to center and look for the inner self when we feel upset or sense discord.)

Part of the difficulty lies with the Moon, which represents emotion, particularly when placed in Cancer, a water sign. Cancer represents the divine mother and feminine grace.  The chart contains 6 planets in earth signs (including North Node), and the Moon in Cancer, which opposes or interferes with the Capricorn earth element.  Moon opposes (conflicting feelings) Mercury (thought), Saturn (karma), and Pluto (transformation). Moon in Cancer is associated with feelings intuition, caution, vulnerability, maternal feelings and security, which asks for a wise read in these aspects of life.

Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto (life, mind, expansion, limitation, and transformation) are in Capricorn, an earth sign. Capricorn is associated with discipline, hard work and maturity. It rules the skeletal structure, joints and knees. Associations include diplomacy, achievement, seriousness, tactfulness and success. Capricorn lends structure and form (or grid work) for materialization of passion, thoughts and emotion. Dedication and application teach how karma is overcome – not only through applied effort on the material plane but through the grace of the Universe on the highest plane.

Saturn conjunct Pluto is one of the more influential aspects of the chart. It’s interesting as Saturn (limitation, karma, and structure) is about building structures, which is implied in the number 4. It’s also about authority, which metaphysics teaches is adherence to the inner self as the greatest truth.  We’ll travel through another conjunction in September. Pluto implies transformation and change through looking at the shadow side of the self–and the world. The shadow side can refer to what we don’t see about others or the direction of our life. For example, we may give people the benefit of the doubt when they are not aligned with our highest and best interest. (Sometimes, they change their behavior when we see them clearly.) It can also refer to our state of consciousness such as the misaligned belief of thinking loving kind behavior elicits the same from others when boundaries are a necessity. (Regardless, it’s a state that we can’t see until Pluto reveals it.)

Mercury (mind, thought) in Capricorn conjuncts (close to/amplifies) Saturn and Pluto, heightening the strong aspect between Saturn/Pluto. Mercury is the mind, and only the higher mind can be trusted to convey truth. It’s best to give space and time to thoughts before believing they are real and/or taking action.

Venus (love, beauty) is in Aquarius, which is helpful in bringing our hearts together for higher consciousness and collective work. From this perspective, we can truly feel the goodness that results from coming together as a community. This feeling can become stronger than fear and lead us to solutions, which haven’t been explored in the past. Venus squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion), creating tension between the sexes and the two sides of the self. Mars sits in Sagittarius, encouraging creative endeavors and actions that propel us on the journey of the soul.

 

Neptune

The Saving Grace

The aspects in the chart, which can lead us through the current challenges, lie with Neptune, planet of mysticism, idealism, and illusion. When planets form positive aspects with Neptune, we can feel harmony and connection with the divine. Neptune enhances creativity and reception of spiritual concepts and information. (A good symbol is a beautiful, medieval cathedral that is associated with miracles.)

The Moon in Cancer trines (harmonious) Neptune, allowing our higher emotions to receive uplifting energy and emotional insights. Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) sextile (weaker but harmonious aspect) Neptune. By opening our minds and lives to the Divine, we can receive messages and insights for guidance during this odd time.

Tips

  • This time calls for patience, persistence and dedication with spiritual life and outer life. Earth signs are about structures and building in the physical world.
  • We will see our own shadow and the world’s shadow during this time. Both are best viewed when firmly anchored in the inner self. Observe and send light whenever possible.
  • Emotions, associated with the Moon, are part of the challenge. We want the right amount of empathy, a clear read with intuition, a balance with security and risk, and good judgement when expressing our emotions. (Wait if you’re not sure.)
  • Mercury (thought) confuses the matter with oppositions with the Moon. Meditate for a clear read. Don’t’ trust all of your thoughts.
  • The insightful aspects of the chart lie in quiet contemplation of spiritual concepts and asking for help from the Divine.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s work

Sun (life) and Mercury (mind) sit on Capricorn 21, “A Relay Race”, which symbolizes creating a victory through cooperation and teamwork. On a higher level, it could refer to the importance of collective consciousness, which consists of individuals working on a higher vision.

Moon is placed on Cancer 21, “A Prima Donna Singing”, which can represent a First Lady singing in an opera or a demanding, controlling type of person. It could represent the choice necessary in aligning with positive emotions for the duration of the eclipse.

Venus sits on Aquarius 27, “An Ancient Pottery Bowl Filled with Violets”. The image depicts a simple and gentle example of beauty as a response to life. It urges us to find joy and meaning with the humble but pleasing aspects of life.

Mars is on Sagittarius 5, “An Old Owl Perched High in a Tree”. The owl typically represents Minerva, the goddess of wisdom. Owls can see in the darkness, and their head turns 360 degrees. They can perceive aspects of life that are usually hidden. The symbol points to the power of observation, particularly when taking action or asserting the self in life.

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 9, “An Angel Comes Carrying A Harp”. It’s a beautiful symbol for Jupiter, the planet of expansion that helps with expansion of dreams. It encourages our natural ability to hear and feel the harmonious side of life.

Saturn and Pluto sit on Capricorn 23, “A Soldier Receiving Two Awards for Bravery in Combat”. Courage, skill, and bravery are awarded in this symbol, but the question remains about where we choose to act bravely and use our skills—probably not in an actual battle (For many of us, it’s internal battle to free the inner self.) The symbol can also represent receiving compensation for acts completed in the past.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Last Full Moon of the Decade

           Image by Josephine Walls

 

It’s the last full moon of the decade, and it appeared on 12/12 at 12:12 ET.  12 is the number of a cycle of completion in the material world; the next number is 13, which represents moving into the void of the unknown. (The void is an opening to discovery about the universe and the self. We use the information to create a new phase of life.)

This full moon cycle is supportive with many planets in earth, which provides grounding—as well as a good representation of where we stand at this time in life. The Sun is in Sagittarius, and it encourages generosity, happiness, and enlargement of lives. It’s particularly helpful when coupled with discipline and desire to move forward on the spiritual path.

Moon is Gemini, an air sign, and it encourages social events, exchange of information, and enhances communication.  Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) square Neptune (mysticism, illusion), causing cloudiness with obtaining intuitive information. (Lately, I’ve noticed many people focusing on the negative illusions in life as opposed to projecting positive truth from a calm state of mind.) Also, it’s okay if we can’t figure out what to do next; it’s part of the aspect.

The placement of the Sun, Moon, and aspects with Neptune show our current placement in life. Sun in Sagittarius beckons with expansion and emphasis on the inner spiritual journey. Moon in Gemini encourages quick conversations, mental distractions, and the desire to complete many tasks at once. Sun and Moon square Neptune cloud our ability to decipher the right direction and the “real” truth, but we can move through clouds of illusion by focusing on the heart.

Mercury (thought) is in Sagittarius, making the mind move faster and fire many thoughts at one time. It encourages creativity and self-expression. The placement is particularly helpful if we slow down and think about the more important aspects of life like love, caring, and the ability to help through visualization.

Venus (love) is in Capricorn, and love may be a bit cooler for the moment, but we can overcome it by projecting what we want to experience from others—and our capacity to share positive emotions and encouragement. Venus conjuncts (close to) Saturn (karma) in Capricorn gives the opportunity to build new structures and practices that help us to overcome karma. (For example, meditation, exercise, kindness, releasing old emotional patterns.)

Venus and Saturn conjunct (close to) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which gives the power to pull off transformation. Together, it’s a powerful combination. Saturn can pull us through karma by teaching us to change our approach and find more strength and discipline. Venus teaches us that love for self is a powerful way of altering habits and patterns.

Mars (male energy, assertion) is well placed in Scorpio. It increases our strength, will power, and overall wellbeing, it gives the ability to move through the darkness of obstacles and stay fixed on our inner path. Mars trines (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), heightening our inner vision and intuition.

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), giving good luck, innovation, and the ability to combine the old and new worlds. Uranus prefers innovation and new approaches to life. Their combined energy is harmonious and beneficial.

Summary:

  • As we move more deeply into the New Age, we’re asked to focus on the inner self and expand our journey into wisdom and true knowing. There are many distractions, and we continue to feel the chaos as indicated by Moon in Gemini and Sun/Moon square Neptune (mysticism, illusion). (We can’t see through the illusion, but we can take the next step on our path.)
  • It’s important to use our minds to communicate our knowledge and ideas. We can create expansion in our lives through expression—if we stay focused.
  • Venus and Saturn in Capricorn ask us to examine our habits, perceptions, and life direction to make changes through love and discernment. It’s time to actively pursue the soul and its preferred path. Both planets conjunct Pluto (transformation), which can give strength and power in rebuilding our lives.
  • Mars is powerful in Scorpio. Our willpower is strengthened in this placement.
  • In spiritual work, we continually combine the “old” self of the past and the new self of our dreams and desires. Jupiter trine Uranus boosts our ability to redefine ourselves in an innovative manner.

 

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

The Full Moon appears on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:34 am. Full Moons bring emotional intensity, heightened energy, and fruition of desires and dreams.

While the chart is powerful and supportive, retrograde Mercury crossed the Sun on 11/11, which altered our thoughts and energies. (It will take time to understand the new knowledge, gifted from the Sun.) 

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.

Moon (emotions) and Mercury (thought) are in opposition, causing conflict between emotions and thoughts. Moon in Scorpio brings hidden emotions to surface, which may override old thoughts about “comfortable” aspects of life. This aspect definitely causes tension in relationships and life.

Sun (life) and Mercury (thought, communication) sextile (positive) Saturn (karma, time), bringing stability and security to the chart. Moon (emotion) trines (harmonious) Saturn, balancing emotion with practical concepts.  Sun and Mercury trine Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and this allows opening our lives and thoughts to divine guidance. Moon trines Neptune, which can lift emotions to a more spiritual level. Venus (love) squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the square can cause misconceptions about love, but it can also open our eyes to beauty.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) conjuncts Galactic Center, the point of light, love, and higher knowledge in our universe. Galactic Center is in the center of the Milky Way; it radiates aspiration, energy, and motivation. This placement offers an intense but wonderful wave with the intent of higher evolution and expansion.

Sun (life), Mercury (communications), and Neptune (illusion, mysticism) sextile Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which can bestow the will and resourcefulness to make and/or intend powerful changes. Moon (emotion) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), heightening sensitivity.

Mars (action, energy) in Libra sextiles Jupiter, which heightens strength and good fortune. Mars squares Saturn (karma, time), indicating the need to review the past and the cycle of time before taking big actions or making huge plans. Mars opposes Uranus (sudden change, transformation), reinforcing the need to move slowly and think clearly—specifically with actions. (in short, continue with long term plans but wait with new ones.)

 Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune, which can dampen hopefulness and optimism. (The lesson is about finding hope and faith within!)

Tips:

  • Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio crossed the Sun on Monday. Although it aligns us with the higher mind, we can’t process the information until Mercury moves direct. Hold onto your brightest thoughts and ideas. Put them into form when Mercury moves direct. (Moon opposes Mercury, scrambling emotions and thoughts.)
  • There are MANY helpful aspects with Sun, Moon, and Mercury (life, emotions, and thought). Aspects with Saturn ground emotions and thoughts with practicality and planning. Aspects with Neptune open the consciousness to intuition and the mystical world. Aspects with Pluto give strength, will power, and the desire to transmute life into a higher form.
  • Mars (action) remains a bit blocked with frustrating aspects to Saturn and Uranus. It’s fine to act on well laid plans, but it’s important not to act impulsively.
  • Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) conjuncts Galactic Center. It’s a wonderful time to mediate and ask for alignment with light.

 

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

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

A Magical, Feminine Full Moon

Image by Hasui Kawase

A particularly feminine Full  Harvest Moon appears on Friday, September 13–except on the east coast where it becomes full just after midnight. In ancient times, Friday was ruled by the Goddess Venus, bringing blessings of love and abundance, and the number 13 marked the end of a cycle of completion. It referred to the void of new beginnings.

 It’s a super moon, meaning it’s close to the earth, bringing more influence and intensity than usual.  Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. It is an excellent chart for transformation, but there are also challenges, which are probably part of our group evolution.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. Sun (life), Mercury (mind, communications), Venus (feminine love), and Mars (male, action) are in Virgo, an earth sign with an emphasis on order, detail, and completing tasks. The Moon (emotions) is in Pisces and opposed by the Sun. The Moon and Neptune are in opposition to Mercury, Venus, and Mars. In short, we’ll receive waves of floating and confusing energy periodically, which will “read” as conflicting emotions. (A T-square intensifies conflicting feelings.)

Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars bring strength with their trines with Pluto (underworld, transformation). The chart gives the strength to transform our life in a positive direction—if we are courageous and intent on our goal.

Sun (life) and (Mars) trine Saturn (karma, limitation, lessons of time), and the harmonious aspects give determination and structure to our pursuits. If we remain focused on improving our lives and taking right action, Saturn offers a good deal of support. (Saturn is direct now, and we moving from unresolved karma into a new start.)

Squares with Jupiter (expansion, growth) can act as a catalyst to heighten our efforts in the direction of our desires—or it can cause us to overestimate our abilities to fulfill them. (Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action) square Jupiter.)

The most challenging aspect of the chart is a T-square between Sun Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo, Jupiter (expansion) in Sagittarius, and Moon/Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Together, the planets throw a veil of illusion (or confusion) over our path, making it difficult to discern the right direction and/or outcome at the moment. T-squares also give a feeling of pressure and intensity.

In short, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars compel us to move forward in our lives. Jupiter (expansion) encourages us but has a tendency to overlook the amount of work. Moon and Neptune are Pisces, the ruler of the past age.

As we move through the remaining illusions (Moon, Neptune) of the Age of Pisces, we embrace the opportunity of building a new life, based on spiritual concepts in the physical world.  If we are practical, the planets help with this expansion, but it always requires inner guidance (true self) and universal connection to traverse the spiritual path.

Tips:

  1. Whenever possible, stay on your chosen path. Complete projects that align with the heart or your path in life.
  2. Resist distractions and odd emotions. Many aspects with Moon offer emotional upsets, rapid change in mood, and fluctuating emotions. (It’s only temporary.)
  3. Aspects with Jupiter and Pluto push us into a phase of expansion and transformation. It’s important to stay on task. Resist distractions.
  4. T-square between Sun/Mercury/Venus/Mars and the Moon/Neptune and Jupiter can cause disruptions and make it difficult to find our focus.
  5. Neptune offers an illusory flavor to the chart. It’s another opportunity to navigate into new world transformation by relying on intuition and 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.