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Full Pink Moon

The April Full moon is called “pink” as a reference to flowers and spring.  It’s a challenging moon, but it also brings energies and aspects, which are helpful. The chart focuses on rebirth and transformation, making fit perfectly with the season’s theme of resurrection. The Full Moon appears on April 19 on Good Friday, the miraculous day in the garden when almost every seed planted will sprout. In nature, it’s a very powerful time.

Sun (life) is in Aries, encouraging motion and direction in our lives. Moon (mother, emotions) is placed in Libra, the air sign aligned with balance and beauty.  Ruled by Venus, gardeners know seeds cast on a Libra moon grow the most beautiful flowers of any sign.

The difficulty–and opportunity–come from the conjunction (closely placed) between Saturn (limitation), Pluto (underworld, transformation), and South Node (past patterns, personal karma). Pluto’s tendency is to reveal truth from the past, usually whatever we’d prefer not to know. Saturn teaches us about our limitations and how to create new habits to move through it. South Node represents a place in consciousness where we continue to repeat the same rituals, but they don’t work.

For those on a spiritual path, the aspects with Saturn, Pluto, and South Node can offer a time of cleansing and creating freedom with the inner self. These planets operate by showing our limitations and (eventually) opening the door to the freedom that comes from living in alliance with the soul.  (Empaths, light workers, and intuitive beings often experience rejection from family and society at large, which leads to disassociation with spiritual gifts. Often, years are required to work through limitations that were initiated during childhood—causing abilities to lie dormant and hidden. By embracing the rejected parts of the self, we create true transformation within ourselves. When we integrate “lost” or undeveloped aspects of the true self, we radiate light and use our magic correctly to bring about a state of love in ourselves—and the world.This type of transformation occurs by digging through the clutter of the subconscious (Pluto) to find the truth that sets us free. Finding truth and living truth are different, but devotion (Saturn at its best) teaches development of gifts. Redeeming the lost parts of the self gives freedom and courage for breaking free of old patterns and beliefs. But we have to discover what is hidden beneath the surface to do this.Wherever we have problems in life, they are somehow related to karmic circumstances, past events, and the feelings we have about ourselves. Limitations and resistance relate to personal patterns of seeing the world in a specific way. When we release old belief, we become capable of perceiving a larger, happier view of life.

Sun (life) conjuncts (close to) Uranus in Aries (sudden change, quantum field); this aspect can heighten integrity and higher self-awareness of personal uniqueness and Moon (emotions, mother) is opposite Uranus.  The Moon’s aspect with Uranus can incite a flurry of conflicting emotions that change with various stimuli and encounters with those we love. One of the lessons of metaphysics is that emotions – like thoughts – are not always real—unless they come from the heart. It’s important to test and see if they align with the heart or circumstances because Uranus can make them feel very real.

Mercury (communication, thought) is in Aries, a fire sign. This placement quickens thought and intellect, and it hastens action. It can elicit enthusiasm about new ideas and quick decisions. It likes anything new including ideas, projects, and leadership roles.




Venus (beauty, love) remains exalted in Pisces, and it exudes a spiritual connection with divine—a higher love that lifts us above daily events. It aids with mystical pursuits. Venus in Pisces deepens our ability to perceive beauty; it may also reveal spiritual truths through dreams and visions.

Mercury and Venus are conjunct (close), bringing harmony between the mind and heart. However, Mercury and Venus square (tension) Jupiter (good fortune), which asks us to go beyond the mind and emotions to perceive subtleties of the inner self. (Jupiter can symbolize our spiritual path, but a more gestalt approach is needed with this particular chart.)

Mars (action, male) is placed in Gemini, an air sign. Mars like to act, and Gemini likes to think. In other words, it’s difficult to take action, and it’s easy to overthink and hesitate. Action is easily confused with a series of thoughts, which tend to move in circles. It’s not decisive. Mars squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), increasing the difficulty of finding the right action. (If it’s a desire, nourished by the heart, act. If it’s practical, act. If not, wait and see.)

Jupiter (good fortune) is retrograde in Sagittarius. In retrograde, Jupiter helps with understanding the spiritual path by revealing our alignment (or lack of alignment) with the spiritual path. If we listen, it’s possible to develop our intuitive abilities to find our way, and shed light to aid in altering beliefs and habits. Jupiter trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) can increase our exuberance and joy about life while encouraging us to embrace new, innovative ideas. In this chart, Jupiter trines the Sun, shining light on our lives and lending encouragement as we step through obstacles.

Saturn in Capricorn keeps continual focus on the financial aspects of the world. It’s possible to visualize and share solutions for creating wealth through practical, environmentally sound ideas. (I like to see light workers with more income because they are conscious consumers, and industry tends to follow consumerism.) Saturn conjuncts Pluto (underworld, transformation), which brings old patterns and lack of understanding (about karma) to the surface. Saturn is opposite North Node (spiritual direction of the world). It asks for reflection on limitations and the possibility of positive world change.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) is in Aries, the beginning of a new spiritual cycle in the Age of Aquarius. Sun and Moon have aspects with Uranus, which can cause rapidly changing emotions and ideas. Uranus remains square (tension) Pluto, revealing information for spiritual growth—although not always in an easy, comfortable manner.

Neptune in Pisces can bestow connection with the mystical world. Neptune can also feel confusing when it’s square Mars (action) and Jupiter (good fortune). We may feel confused about the best action to take—and/or when and where. As always, the answer lies within, but it requires depth and reflection at this particular time.

Pluto is the god of the underworld, holding subconscious knowledge in its cavern. Periodically, the heavens connect us with these messages, which can feel confusing and dark. It’s like receiving an infusion of truth clothed in dirty rags. (We don’t particularly want it, but there’s gold hidden beneath the disguise.) If we look and listen, Pluto tells us why we feel reluctant, shy, and/or can’t move forward. It shows us – through memories and events – why we’re stuck. If we take back our power, we reclaim a remnant of our soul and take a step into becoming more whole. Pluto can act as the transforming power behind the resurrection of self—a perfect analogy for Easter weekend.

Sabian Symbols based on Lynda Hill’s work

Sun is on Aries 30, “A Duck Pond and Its Brood.” A duck pond symbolizes a small, safe place, which is pleasant, and meets the needs of a small group. It speaks of the limiting factors of life—and the beauty of a small life. It can refer to the desire for expansion into a larger pond or the need to nourish and find sustaining resources in a limited life.

Moon is placed in Libra 30, “Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head”. It speaks of phrenology, the study of the shape of head. The symbol encourages observing and heeding the messages of the physical body. It also refers to seeing the spiritual form of the physical. (Alchemy teaches that all of its secrets are demonstrated by the natural world.)

Mercury is found on Aries 3, “A Cameo Shows the Profile of a Man that Suggests the Outline of His Country.” The symbol focuses on the power of observation, which comes intuitively by reading energy as opposed to information. As this inner tool is applied, it becomes to understand how people, places, and events fit into the large picture of the “whole”.

Venus sits on Pisces 29, “Light Breaking into Many Colors as It Passes Through a Prism”. It’s an exquisite symbol, speaking of how the One Light diffuses into many colors and forms.  It tells us to think of one large light, which is the inner self, and contemplate how the many colors of the self can relate to the whole. (Of course, this can refer to the world, too.)

Mars is placed on Gemini 13, “A World-Famous Pianist Giving A Concert Performance”. With Mars placed on this degree, it’s time to bring our talents to the forefront—particularly if we’ve practiced and mastered a gift, talent, or art. The best performances occur when we do what we love most.






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.

Winds of Change


Painting by Josephine Wall


The astrological energy propels the year forward with Sun in Aquarius and Mercury direct. The air sign of Aquarius rules the New Age, and it is symbolized by the water-bearer, a star person pouring water (emotion) on the earth. Aquarians are visionaries with their own particular – and magical – way of seeing life.

Air symbolizes the highest power of thought, a cosmically conscious equation moving at the speed of light, and water represents emotion, which is love on the highest level. It also signifies the power of the individual when working with group consciousness.

On an entirely, different level, many awakened people (like you) are becoming more intuitive, sensitive to others, and aware of the group vibration. Group vibrations include mass consciousness, higher consciousness, and people who are joined through causes and/or beliefs. As our thoughts evolve, the connection quickens.

Mercury remains in Capricorn in exact conjunction (close placement) to Pluto, the planet of shadows and transformation. It can bring past trauma to the surface, but it can also reveal a path through the light. A similar journey was portrayed through Theseus’ encounter with the Minotaur–and the thread, which lead him through labyrinth. (The light leads through the labyrinth of the lower self.)

Venus is widely conjunct Mercury and Pluto. In this position, Venus (beauty, pleasure, love) points out what is limited and/or lacking. She can also give understanding of how beauty, love, and art should flow into our lives. By focusing on the magic of beauty and love, it’s possible to attract these qualities into reality.

There is a starkness to the energy of many planets in earth (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto), eliciting the images of the bare bones of a garden at the height of winter. (Master gardeners observe the bare structure of a garden to improve its form.) By understanding the structure of our lives, we can intend to alter the shape of perennial forms and bring color and light through flowers and bulbs. This part of the chart holds a remarkable, mirror like beauty – if we perceive it.

Mars (overall energy) is placed in Scorpio, a water sign. Mars in Scorpio is exalted; it can give intense power to move through lower emotions and obstacles in life. On a lower level, it can elicit resentment and anger, which often relate to subconscious issues. It can also bring powerful change and fulfillment of higher desires through strong use of will.

Saturn in Sagittarius reminds us of the importance of using our time and life energies to learn and apply philosophical truth. The wholeness behind duality lies in the understanding of duality, which is gained through understanding spiritual truth and the use of polarity at the correct time.  (This requires practice and self-observation.)

Jupiter in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces also encourage the balancing of duality. Neptune dissolves the illusion of the reality through mysticism and visions. Jupiter emphasizes the need for applying rules in the physical for healing and grounding. Both lessons are important, but our energies must be applied at the proper time. The rules change with the situation and the hours of the day.

The chart is strange and lovely. It will reveal much of our nature – if we work with inner and outer perception. It’s important to understand why visualization and spirituality work at specific times and seem not to apply at other times.

The answer can lie with the universe, a limitation of application of spiritual tools, or a need to apply our talents more fully in life. Ultimately, it’s about finding our inner self through practice, devotion, and application. Through this phase of discovery, we can learn how to shift our intelligence, hear our hearts, and open to Cosmic Truth.



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.


Good Things

I’m listing some of my favorite things, ranging from books to medicinal herbs and crystals. You’ll find links and suggestions. I am NOT an affiliate with any of these people or services. I simply like them — and thought you might, too.

Tinctures for Health

Made by a young herbalist from mushrooms gathered near the Pisgah National Forest, I’ve found these products invigorating and supportive of better health.


Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erninaceus) has been used for millennia by Buddhist Monks to improve brain function.  Two of its unique classes of constituents hericenones and erinacines have been found to increase Nerve Growth Factor (stimulate nerve regeneration.)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is called the King of Mushcrooms because of its anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, adaptogenic, anti-mutagenic, geno-protective, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.  (David Wolfe is perhaps chaga’s most famous advocate and author of the only book dedicated to the fungus and has an excellent video touting many of chaga’s healing attributes in the following link.

$32 for 2 ounces, includes shipping and handling. Email



Gillian of Quantum Awakening has marvelous stones and crystals. The selection is small, but she charges the crystals. They have “clean” energy and work amazingly well. Sign up for her newsletter to see current selections or go to her website, the Quantum Awakening.

Oracle Cards

Collette Reid offers three packs of cards for electronic choice. Free if you sign up for her newsletter.  Click here to go to site.

Doreen Virtue has free, simple readings with more services available by signing up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.

IOSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site. offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.

Books and Movies

The Tiger and the Monk (Netflix) depicts an amazing relationship between wild animals, meditation, and the heart.

The Hundred Foot Journey (Amazon) is about food, different cultures, and love. It’s also for people who love to cook.

Inside Out is an excellent movie, written for children and adults. Insightful thoughts are presented about the importance of emotions – both good and bad.

Unplugging the Patriarchy by Lucia Rene.

Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

Brida by Paulo Coelho.

“Frost and Fire” by Ray Bradbury – Click here to read PDF

Online Reading

Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles

Spirit of Maat – new age articles


Vitacost is an excellent source of mainstream vitamins, essential oils, and food at less than retail price. Click here. (

Plants and Seeds

Nichols Garden offers many selections, including organic seeds. Inexpensive and rapid delivery. Click here


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.













The Loveliness of Nature



Everyone holds a beautiful frequency, which is unique, amazing, and marvelous. When we meditate in nature, she often responds with sounds, which echo the nuances of the soul.

Below, you will find a recording from last week’s class when we used a specific meditation for connecting with the earth. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds of the birds and wind.

Written Instructions:

Connecting with the Earth

  • See yourself sitting outdoors in a location near your home. (It’s better to sit outdoors when possible.)
  • Feel your soul and feel its connection to the earth. Notice what is pleasing and lovely to you. Let your consciousness pour into it. Feel the object or space as it responds to you. Send light to this aspect of this place that reflects you.
  • Feel it respond to your light. Feel the spot, tree, flower, or view as it responds to more light. Notice how it sends light and energy into your field. Notice the lightness and joy of the interplay.
  • Become very present. Feel the wind, the earth beneath your feet, and the beauty, which surrounds you. Ask the beauty to grow stronger. Ask the earth to act as a magnet and pull you more deeply into its energy,
  • Feel the earth current as it plays through your body. Become of its energy and vitality. Feel the vitality as it amplifies within you. Breathe the air into your body. Ask the air for energy. Ask for the flow of water and the passion of fire. Feel the elements actively move within you. Come back to the present.

At some point on our spiritual journey, we gain an awareness of the reality of the “invisible” universe as part of the light which lies beneath every material form. When we reflect on our higher nature, the universe responds.


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.


Full Moon Forecast



In the beginning, the Earth held a dream. Life was filled with abundance, vitality, and joy. Everyone remembers the dream on some level. As we move into another phase of planetary change, we might reflect on light, connection, and love. We can also focus on beauty and the power of light.

The full moon chart focuses on continued evolution. Over the past three years, we’ve watched structures crumble within our lives as well as on the planet. We’re evolving by finding the inner self and finding its reflection in our “reality.”

Along with the loveliness of spring, the planets offer a balance of the elements—-fire, air, water, and earth.  There is an emphasis on physical strength, vitality, and completion of projects with Sun (outer life and self) and Mars (energy) in Taurus, an earth sign, which exemplifies vitality and physical power.

Sun and Mars are in Taurus, an earth sign. Earth signs help in gaining physical strength, determination, and persistence. (The earth signs give life to seeds lying dormant as well as vitality and vigor.) Sun and Mars trine Pluto can give tremendous energy. It’s a good time to blast through the last bits of projects, begin a new program for better fitness, or reintegrate the past.

The Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune and Chiron. It can bring smooth emotions, beautiful visions, and a higher view of life—if we listen to the soul. We listen to the soul through meditation and by spending time in nature. It’s important to renew our spirit by taking time to rest, contemplate, and dream—and spring is such a beautiful time for such a respite. When we tap into the soul, it is easier to release the past and dream of a new future.

Sun and Moon are both square Jupiter. This can give emotional insights about the best method of expressing the true self in our lives. It’s necessary to see our lack of alignment if we are to create it, and these squares can help in finding the truth. With the Pluto trines, we can easily create a new vision and change them. Jupiter remains in a trine with Uranus, which encourages us to create and believe in a positive vision.

Mercury square Neptune, and Mars opposition Saturn can cause upset, misunderstandings, or incorrect reads of other people’s thoughts and energy. Squares bring tension, and oppositions bring our bipolar views into focus. Fortunately, the trines with Chiron (wounded healer) can help in discovering the opposing beliefs behind conflicts and recognize our personal contribution in personal difficulties.

This chart gives an opportunity to see life from the perspective of the soul. It offers a particularly gorgeous view of nature along with a feeling of sensual, physical connection. The planets do offer the potential for conflict or misunderstanding, but it can be avoided if look at our feelings as opportunity for positive reflection and change. Overall, it is a chance to see life from a beautiful perspective and alter the lower aspects of life.



1) Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio is one of the most fertile placements for planting a garden. It is definitely a good time to focus on dreams and take small actions. The life force (Sun) is placed in Earth (Taurus), and the Moon is placed in Scorpio (water.) Dig in the earth, plant seeds, and imagine planting your dreams along with the seeds.

2) Trines between the Sun (life force), Mars (energy) and Pluto (underworld, transmutation) can aid in creating new structures in life, including economics and practical affairs. We will energized and find it easier to take steps in this part of life.

3) Challenges include tensions and misunderstandings from squares and oppositions in the chart. Stay patient, focus on beauty, and wait to express dissatisfaction. Irritation may come from the planets–not other people. (Problems often fade if we wait a day or two.)

4) Enjoy the beauty. The planetary placements bring beauty to the forefront. Enjoying nature and the beauty of our surroundings is one of the gifts of life.

5) Think about your soul. Consider how you experience life differently when you connect with your soul. What is the difference in your words, tone of voice, and the focus of your attention?

Sabian Symbols

The symbols share images for deeper interpretation of the placement of the signs. Read together, they create a story depicting a particular forecast.

Sun, Taurus 14 shares the symbol of ” On the Beach, Children Play While Shellfish Grope at the Edge of the Water.” This symbol speaks of evolution. It refers to children, who will mature in adulthood, and a crayfish, which lies between land and sea. The crayfish shows an earlier form of evolution from times past. Yet, the children and crayfish live peacefully together. The sea (emotion) acts a collective energy, peacefully uniting the child and crayfish.

It can refer to a need to respect the personal/collective evolution of mankind as well as other species. It also indicates the power of emotion—how it can harmoniously unite and merge kingdoms within the planet. (Isn’t this the way we want to evolve?)

Moon, Scorpio 12, is symbolized by “A Brilliant Assembly of Dignitaries at an Official Embassy Ball.” This degree refers to power and prestige, and it holds a dual message. The embassy ball can refer to contacts with important people who can play our ideas and dreams into a larger arena. It also focuses on the need for manners, rules of behavior, and codes.

These rules can act in a helpful or harmful way. Good manners and kindness are appreciated by all, but they are not helpful when we assume a “false” face to achieve a goal. We can wear a mask and pretend to achieve the “ends”, or we can pay attention to positive social behavior and remain connected to our inner self.

Mercury, Gemini 4, is represented by “Holly and Mistletoe Bring Christmas Spirit into a Home.” In the past, mistletoe was regarded as an herb with incredible healing properties. Holly represented the presence of life through evergreens during the dormant time of the year. Christmas represents a happy occasion with the feeling of giving and receiving good things.

Mercury is communication, and it is good to keep this in mind. Every day, we project our future and animate the “now.” The Christmas spirit is a most positive force.

Venus, Gemini 25 shows “A Gardener Trimming Large Palm Trees.” Think of a tree, pruned to highlight its shape. This represents much of the process of the past few years. This symbol demonstrates the value of trimming away whatever is old, dead, or doesn’t highlight the beauty of the tree. Much of the new energy has focused on creating a new image, which is more in alignment with the true self.

Mars Taurus 25 refers to “A Large Well-Kept Park.” A park is shared by a collective group. Someone cares for it and tends the grounds. It is enjoyed by all, and it is a place of beauty. It could refer to a future manifestation of the conscious collective.

Jupiter, Leo 14 shows “Cherub-Like, A Human Soul Whispers into Every Receptive Ear, Seeking to Manifest.” Cherubs come from the world of the gods; they are part of the fabric of the quantum field. Heaven is said to send messengers for those who are ready to hear. It could indicate the active element of the spiritual world, seeking to awaken the hearts of mankind.


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.

Opening the Gate of Creation


April’s fiery gate opens with the presence of many planets in Aries, symbolizing creative, new beginnings. Aries, a fire sign, refers to the use of alchemical fire, the light of the soul. In Greek mythology, Prometheus shared fire, which symbolized the ability to translate our wishes into form. Fire also forges our strength. This placement can give renewed strength, courage and determination. It’s a particularly positive time – now through April 21 – for shaping our lives into a new structure.

Mars and Venus (male and female) are aligned beautifully and closely in Aries, dancing through the clouds with harmony and balance. This positioning lessens duality, bringing ease with creative ventures, the will and moving through life. Eris, the star of discord, sits with the two planets so it’s important to see what lies between us and our dreams. In metaphysics, discord is partially a reflection of self so it’s an opportunity to respond rather than react and let go of the factors causing pain in life.

Jupiter’s position in Gemini intensifies our ability to tap into the quantum field. It expands our ability to hear the thoughts of others, tap into universal knowledge and apply it in life. Unlike Neptune in Pisces, which opens the door to the astral (thoughts/feelings of mass consciousness), the Jupiter aspect helps in reading the spiritual world more accurately.

With Saturn retrograde in Scorpio and Chiron and Neptune in Pisces, fragments of old world victim consciousness remain for healing. Discovering and letting go of our inner stories – and their substance – is part of the learning curve. Regardless of the karmic curve, it’s an outstanding time for the realization of big dreams. All of the planets in Aries are communicating with Uranus, the outer planet that connects us to the quantum field. Uranus can bring instant change, particularly when dreams are projected with love and benevolence.

While writing this I thought of a good wish for the world. I’ll imagine that we never had to struggle to realize our dreams. The process felt easy, and we created a new world out of the most beautifully inspired group vision. (For this week, I’ll focus on this along with my own dreams.)

Here are few notes for creating and manifesting desires:

In manifestation, it’s important to examine a desire. Does it lead toward love, renewal and hope, or is it a dream of the ego, a desire to receive approval, praise or acclaim in the outer world? (Is it based on survival fears or self-growth?) Interestingly, a true desire can contain acclaim from the outer world and love. The important part lies in understanding if it is in alliance with the soul. When meditating on a desire, it’s helpful to ask if it aligns with the true self.

Revisions often take place during this part of the process. We may want part of a desire or discover that an aspect of a dream has nothing to do with the soul – it’s only a diversion from the path. When the head and heart are aligned, we usually don’t think about a desire. We feel it in our heart, and we follow its call. (Aries rules the head. It’s important not to think too much!)

When we find the right visualization, energy comes. It may not stay, but there is a feeling of illumination from the universe. The right desires lead toward an increased light level and positivity from the people around us because they develop communication with our soul, our source of internal light and love.

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. The wolves taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. 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.

Creating More Energy


Our bodies need energy just as our spiritual body needs meditation and light. Every grocery store is filled with energy drinks, which provide a burst of chemicals and preservatives. Many foods – such as GMO grains or meat – deplete the body. 

When our physical body is properly energized, we avoid issues such as allergic reactions, suppressed immune system responses and tiredness. Vitality is necessary to move joyfully through life.

Here are few methods of energizing the body: 

1) Stand on magnets and breathe for ten minutes. Deep breathing calms and energizes the body with prana. Magnets stimulate the bone marrow, red corpuscles and chi (life force) in the body. 

2) Visualize perfect health, energy and physical vitality several times each day. Hold the image when you look into the mirror. (Expect to like your image. Visualize a youthful appearance.

3) Eat organic products whenever possible, particularly dairy and meat. Conventionally raised cattle, sheep and pigs are bred for obesity genetics. Chemicals are added to their diet to increase appetite. Dairy products contain hormones, which can be harmful. (All of these factors cause weight gain.) Try goat products if you can’t tolerate dairy.  

4) Combine foods wisely. Don’t eat meat, cheese and pasta at the same meal. Add raw foods to meals with high protein.

5) Avoid wheat and corn. It’s impossible to avoid cross-pollination of big crops. Everything’s contaminated. Limit intake of bread, corn, pasta, etc. Choose rice, quinoa or oats for grains. 

6) When you eat well or exercise, compliment yourself. Notice your strength and peace of mind.

7) Avoid preservatives. If you can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is, avoid it. Limit processed food – even organic potato chips or chips. They’re not good for you!

8) Use green drinks to clear cravings. I like one head of celery hearts, 3 cucumbers and one handful of parsley. The vegetables clean the blood and cucumbers are said to prevent aging.

9) Try a “simple” or single herb to build health. Dandelion, mullein or alfalfa are examples. (This is not medical or herbal advice. I recommend googling “simples” and “herbs.” Herbs are rich in trace minerals and vitamins.

10) Grow a tomato or pepper plant. It’s better than any food in a store and can fit into landscaping.

11) Cook three or four vegetables several times each week in large batches. It’s easier to eat them when they’re already prepared.

12) Spend time outdoors every day, noticing the beauty of nature and the loveliness of life.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach





Julia Griffin is an intuitive healer and coach.

The Secret Element

                                                                                    Giverney Garden by Monet


Understanding the value of the element of earth may be one of the esoteric secrets of this Age.  In past times, philosophers spent much time outdoors and studied the seasons, plants and movements of the stars. (Alchemy states that all of the secret processes of soul work are hidden in nature.) Co-creation involves a great deal more than mental studies or even the practice of sending love or envisioning through meditation.

We receive a tremendous amount of information through our bodies, which act as receptors and transmitters of information. Alchemy considers the physical body to be a representation of the physical element. After all, any manifestation must appear in our physical field to be considered real by the senses. We “read” physical information to determine if our life or situation is pleasing. It’s practical to consider the importance of physical interaction between our bodies and the earth.

Metaphysical Explanation: Why It Works

When I studied the meaning with the Age of Aquarius, I began with the glyph of a water-bearer or man pouring water from a container. Aquarius pertains to thought; it is ruled by Uranus, which involves the akashic field. Uranus is also known act instantly for the good of the soul. (Although it doesn’t always feel good, it brings positive change in the long run.)  In its highest form, water represents emotion or love in its highest form.

Synastry involves decoding the qualities of the glyph, signs and planets. In this case, the power of thought, spirituality, the akashic field and love meet in an interesting combination. All of these energies become obvious in the past few years through the current spiritual movement. One of the most interesting parts of synastry lies in the omission of the element of earth in the equation. (Air=aquarius; Uranus-akasha, water=poured from the jar.)

When studying alchemical symbolism, the omission of an element means “pay attention.”  When we spend time outdoors, we synchronize with our bodies. We feel our hearts, the rhythm of the muscles and the pleasant song of nature. More importantly we ground our bodies, which makes us less susceptible to the solar rays, fluctuations in the magnetic field and more impervious to the thoughts and feelings of other people.

Developing Soul Qualities by Communing with Nature

1)      Meditate. Notice when the light appears brighter. In time, the intensity of light increases with deepened meditation.

2)      Look for the line between the horizon and sky. Breathe in the energy from the line of mergence.

3)      Notice the movement of plants and the sound of the wind when you’re outside. The plant life helps to realize negative energy when immersed in the sound.

4)      Move as much as possible when outdoors. Notice difficulty and ease in your body. The tightness relates to inner issues and problems. Lie on the ground and pour energy into the earth when you’re done.

5)      Remember your happiest memories outdoors. This is how your soul views the world when connected with nature. Start with this feeling or memory before moving into meditation.

6)      Notice the beauty as often as possible. Beauty speaks to the soul and enhances our interaction with life.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach




Julia Griffin is an intuitive healer and coach.