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New Moon Forecast

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While the forecast shows positive conditions (with many planets in direct position), there is potential for growth. Growth and change often involve looking at life from two or more perspectives–and making a choice. 

Choices lead us away from or into the inner self, and there are several planetary aspects, which emphasize the inner struggle. It can feel tiring and exciting when we pass through the chasm of realization. It’s helpful to know the planetary purpose is to (ultimately) help us to evolve.

The New Moon appears on Saturday, September 28. It’s not surprising that the New Moon Chart emphasizes personal development achieved through understanding the past (including past lives) and clearing karma.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communication), and Venus (love, partnerships) are placed in the Libra, the sign of balance and beauty. Libra is ruled by Venus. Its influence awakens our desire for beauty, socializing, and experiencing the world from a balanced perspective. However, we’re asked to consider and release influences of the past, which can include karma and patterns that keep us from our full potential.

Releasing the past is presented as Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus square (tension, pressure) Saturn, the ruler of time. Aspects with often Saturn ask for discipline and devotion. With these squares, we find a different type of message. We’re asked to identity patterns of limitation from the past and find greater freedom of expression of the inner self. (Actually, it’s occurring for everyone on the spiritual path; the planets make it more obvious.)

Mars (action) in Virgo tends to stay fixed on detail. Sun and Moon conjunct (close to) Mars, which can help with focus and direction. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune), creating frustration with plans and desires. Mars opposes Neptune, and it can bring dreaminess and/or confusion.

Jupiter (good fortune) squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). The mixture of energies can cause lack of self-confidence and temporary loss of faith in self. It’s a temporary influence that can be overcome by recalling the abilities of the inner self—and aligning with the universe.

Overall, we’ll have moments of pure connection with the beauty of life, enjoy social or spiritual group interactions, and seek balance. The planets continue to push us forward. We’ll also experience flashes of the past, the re-emergence of patterns from the past, and encounter the feelings and thoughts associated with events in our past.

As we move into the light, we continue the process of attaining deeper understanding while releasing, and rewriting the past. In the void of the New Moon, we can recreate ourselves in a more balanced, beautiful form.

Tips:

  1. We’re moving into beauty and connection with the soul. The planets intensify the process of examining and releasing karma, and the influence of time. As we work through patterns, it’s also important to embrace the lovely moments of the past as they are reflections of the inner self.
  2. Motion in our lives appears as an on/off flow. Direct planets aid our forward motion; squares with Saturn and aspects with Neptune can throw us off course. The detours are of some importance. They teach about illusion and obstacles on our path.
  3. As we release patterns and embrace our inner self, we’re creating a new image of the self.
  4. There will be moments of discouragement, discontent, and strong emotions of the past, but they will pass. We have the tools and insights to work through them.

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.

Transformation and Altered Perception: New Moon Forecast

After several weeks of experiencing Mercury retrograde and the weight of karma, the New Moon brings an opportunity for transformation on July 31 at 11:11 pm ET. With 5 planets in fire, there’s a push to move forward with our plans and dreams, which is a welcome sensation.

The month of July was a journey into our karmic patterns and beliefs. Wherever we felt stagnant, heavy, or relieved the past, those are the areas that we’ll have to continue to clear throughout the year. Fortunately, the planets are more favorable now; they are willing to carry us into a brighter future. But we have to continue our journey into the heart by clearing the past, moving into love, and following the light.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Mars (assertion, male energy) are in Leo, the sign that rules the heart, passion, and drama. Leo can be generous or self-centered, depending on alignment with the inner self or ego. Fortunately, the 4 planets trine (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and it can help with the pursuit of dreams and manifestation.

Mercury (communications, electronics) is direct on August 1, clearing communications, travel, and electronics. Mercury is in opposition with Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation). As a result, we continue to learn how our karma affects our communication and mental beliefs about the self and the world. (However, only 4 planets are in retrograde, which is a marvelous improvement. It’s difficult to focus and go forward when many planets are retrograde.) Mercury also trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), allowing for expression and understanding of divine, mystical energies.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Venus (love, partnerships) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change.) Uranus tends to heighten erratic emotions and thoughts, which can lead to unpredictable (sometimes regrettable) behavior.

Venus (love, partnerships, beauty) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). Our frustrations about love or lack of perception of the beauty of life may seem profound–blocking us briefly from the realization of love. Fortunately, we can overcome this by knowing the feeling is only temporary and by looking deeply into our hearts.

Mars (male energy, assertion) trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion), and it helps in finding the energy, strength, and courage to move our lives in a new direction. Hopefully, it’s in the direction of spiritual growth.

Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (quantum field, change), and it’s a lovely aspect that encourages bold combination of the new and old worlds. Saturn squares Neptune (mysticism), which can dim our hopefulness, but there are many other uplifting aspects in the chart. Saturn conjunct (close to) Pluto, awakening our desire to achieve and grasp power. Pluto is an outer planet, and this can refer to world or the self.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love) and Mars (assertion) trine Chiron, the wounded healer, creating a big opportunity for healing as we move into more passionate quests than clearing pasts and feeling immobile from many retrograde planets.

Tips:

  1. It’s lovely to experience a phase of forward movement. The planets provide passion and courage; the placement of Jupiter (good fortune) encourages our journey.
  2. It’s easy to feel passionate and overreact. Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars square Uranus, which promotes erratic and sudden changes of feelings and thoughts. Stay calm and think it through.
  3. Mercury is direct, which is wonderful for clear thought and communicating with others. It also helps with receiving information from the Higher Mind.
  4. Our karmic period is on hiatus, but it will repeat throughout the year. Take time to work on new perceptions of life events, lower thoughts and emotions about the self, and practice aligning with the heart.
  5. Enjoy the period of light and reflect on healing and the process of forgiving while substituting new thoughts and feelings for old ones. Focus on who you truly want to become.

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

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

New Moon/Solar Eclipse, portal for change

Feel emotions, clear patterns, and move more deeply into the spiritual nature. It’s how we evolve, and the placement of many planets in water will help in gaining awareness. By contemplating the feeling of inner connection, we can rise above the emotional waves.

The solar eclipse occurred on July 2, marking the calendar of inner and outer changes for the summer. Many metaphysicians and astrologers believe it opened a gateway to higher consciousness.

The eclipse is believed to be one of the bridges between the past and future—a turning point for higher awakening and inner realization. It involves releasing old patterns of the past while embracing a new future that is necessary to find with our hearts

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressed feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressing feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Saturn (karma, limitation, time) asks for review of our lives, particularly with old patterns and karmic cycles. (It’s necessary to make changes to move deeply in an awakened state.) Emotions can reflect our feelings about the self and the past. By altering our emotions, we create a new life. With Saturn’s involvement, inner and outer work are implied. Saturn also rules devotion, hard work, and study, which are needed on the path to awakening.

Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Uranus, opening our minds to new insights and solutions, and Sun/Moon trine (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can offer ideas and dreams from the “other” side.

Mercury (communications, higher mind) is placed in Leo but moves into retrograde on July 7. It will swing back into Cancer, encouraging confusion between thoughts and emotions for the remainder of July. (The protocol includes expecting delays with travel, communication, and electronics, refraining from purchases of electronics, and resting while reviewing life.)

Venus (love, relationships) moves into Cancer today, heightening the level of emotion about love and personal perception of how others love us. The planet sextiles (positive) Mars, balancing the female/male energies.

Mars (energy, male) is placed in Leo, which ignites our passion for motion in life. It encourages expression of our passion and increases awareness of the heart. Mercury (communication) and Mars (male, energy) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which asks for moderation – and not sudden action – when contemplating new ideas and thoughts.

Mars is in opposition to Pluto (subconscious, underworld) and asks to see the darkness in ourselves and in the world. It’s not an easy task, but it’s part of knowing where to send light and create a positive shift. Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto, which increases our ambition and desire for success. But many planets are retrograde, and it’s more of a time for contemplation than putting active ideas into form.

Chiron (wounded healer) in Aries is retrograde, which can aid in reflection and insights about healing our wounds.

The chart asks for personal and global insights about darkness in life, but it also opens a portal for spiritual growth. It places our focus on the patterns that play havoc with our emotions, but it also gives the Great Mother (Cancer) to nourish and heal them.

When we see the darkness in ourselves, others, or the world, we have the option of calling on the light. From there, we can find our power, send love, and ask for change. We have the tools to create the desired change, but we must find them within.

Tips:

  1. The energy is intense. It can be useful in creating new, positive patterns in life–if you’re willing to examine our emotions and reactions.
  2. If you’re feeling fear, insecurity, or emotional pain, come back to your heart. Focus on light. Your true identity resides in higher emotions. Contemplate and observe. Choose the path that leads to the inner self.
  3. See this as the right time to change old, familiar (but unhappy) patterns.  You access your inner power when you break old emotional/mental cycles. (Send light to yourself and your life. Visualize the opposite of your experience.) Trust the process. Meditate. Believe in your power to change your personal world.
  4. Many planets are retrograde, and there’s a weird, floating feeling. It’s okay. Go with it. It’s part of the shift. (In a sense, you’re between worlds.)
  5. When you see the darkness in yourself, others, or life, send love and light. Change the story. See it differently. It’s what you came here to do.

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.

Why Does Life Feel So Intense?

You may see master numbers like 11:11 or 22:22 while encountering synchronicity constantly—or you may feel frustrated and overwhelmed emotionally. A small event may send you reeling back into the worst of childhood memories, but you’re totally peaceful after a few minutes of meditation.

What’s happening? The earth (and humanity) are experiencing huge waves of light, solar storms, and fluctuations in geomagnetic field. Astrologically, we’re preparing for a New Moon/Solar Eclipse on July 2. (The chart lines up with aspects of the United States’ natal chart. Think about what you love about it because conjunctions intensify both good and bad.) Mercury retro begins on July 7 and extends throughout the month. A lunar eclipse comes on July 16 along with many retrograde, outer planets. Obviously, the earth and nature are changing with the current cosmic changes.

Yes, the energy will become stronger, and people will probably become more reactive unless the “conscious” group devotes to more meditation.

Why Are People So Emotional?

Light amplifies everything. Think about shining a huge light on a room. You’ll see the dust and dirt hidden beneath the surface. The same is true with the self.

The past is “up” for examination. It usually doesn’t feel good to relive mistakes and painful events. However, it’s how you evolve. However, karma is simply a lower vibration. When you learn how to maintain a higher vibration and/or new vibrations, you displace karma and create new opportunities in life. (Light and/or a higher frequency actually connects you to the quantum field where energy behaves very differently, creating small and large miracles.)

What About Self-Sabotage?

Self-sabotage and mistakes come from a relatively, small part of the self. If you’re experiencing awakening and/or higher consciousness, you’re probably complex with many, different parts of the self.

Only a small part of you (one part of the self) is making mistakes, and it occurs when you’re not awake. This part of the self will share ideas and thoughts when you’re not paying attention. They often sound good because they are part of an old pattern—a program to keep you in the comfort zone of staying the same. You’re noticing self-sabotage because you’re awakening. Otherwise, you wouldn’t notice it. You’d think life wasn’t working, and it wasn’t your fault.

NOTE: It doesn’t help to feel guilt or blame yourself. It’s best to know a small part of you created the dissonance. Send light to it. Promise to do better.

What Can You Do?

It’s important to remember this is a time of awakening. There are huge opportunities for growth in consciousness, manifesting our dreams, and bringing wholeness into this incarnation. (I didn’t say it was easy!)

Meditation and manifestation are very important because meditation teaches connection with the Divine, and manifestation teaches us how to reach the quantum field. They both raise your frequency, which how spiritual change takes place. (It’s not selfish because we learn – and want to – share whatever we manifest with others. It’s particularly true if you’re creating from your heart.)

Focus on the heart in moments of chaos. Ask for help instead of focusing on problems. Call on your angels, guides, and the universe. Imagine having the solution instead of searching for it.

There’s a part of you that knows what to do. You may not find it right away, but it will appear if you focus on it.

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

Summer Solstice: Substantial Shift in Energy

Image by Amanda Clark

Midsummer’s Night evokes images of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, walking amidst forest creatures as she stirs magic in the heart of humans. Summer solstice is a mystical time. Solstices and equinoxes create a doorway into the spiritual world that can heighten evolution, which helps in raising our energy to a higher vibration. The solstice brings an influx of light, which can literally illuminate dreams and desires. (We can “see” the light of the solstice as illuminating our dreams/desires and bringing them into form.)

The summer solstice chart includes both excellent and challenging aspects. We’re experiencing a carry-over from Monday’s Full Moon when it was conjunct Galactic Center. There is the unusual and uplifting aspects of Jupiter (good fortune) conjunct Galactic Center. (Some astrologers believe Galactic Center represents light, love, and the quantum field—the place of grace, mysticism, and the “good” in life.) Additionally, the light and intensity of Monday’s full moon will carry over into the forecast.

With Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aquarius, thought is illuminated, increasing access to the higher mind. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in air signs, stimulating mentality and the higher mind. It’s important to take time to meditate and stay in a calm state of mind for good discernment when the mind moves rapidly. Venus sits in Gemini, and emphasis on the mind can it (too) easy to confuse other people’s thoughts and mental state with our own.

Mercury (thought) is placed in Cancer, an emotional, water sign, and this placement can lead to strong emotional reactions and confusing thoughts and feelings. For example, we may think of someone from the past and feel angry or sad—when the true message concerns a higher state of mind.

Challenging…But Ultimately Fulfilling

Sometimes, we have to endure obstacles to align with the inner self, but I’ve never known anyone who regretted the decision. The challenging aspects of a chart can gift wisdom, insight, and understanding. Such is the case with oppositions between Mercury and Mars and Saturn and Pluto.

Mercury (thought) and Mars (action, energy) are both in Cancer, stimulating strong emotions. The planets are in opposition to Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious). Saturn and Pluto want us to see where our lives are aligned with our inner self. Mars is emotional in Cancer, and it tends to express lower emotions such as blame or anger when confronted with the larger plan. (Many students have written and asked about the part of the self that sabotages their efforts. It’s easy to see at this point because of the oppositions between Mars (energy, action in life) and Mercury (thought) with Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration). The real point is to align our lives with the inner self in a new, wonderful way.)

Saturn and Pluto are much stronger in this chart than Mercury and Mars in Cancer. Saturn (limitation, karma) can operate as an instructor who indicates the best alignment for our path, and Pluto tends to demonstrate the darkness of others, the world, or the self in our lives.  If we permit it, the two planets can pull us through patterns such as self-sabotage, self-indulgence, and lack of discipline. By releasing some of these characteristics, we can open to Galactic Center and the power of the solstice. (It’s a wonderful to begin devotion to meditation, a new endeavor, or to develop a gift.)

Additional Aspects

Venus (love, relationships) in Gemini increases mental activity. Venus in Gemini is intense about social interaction, interested in widening her romantic and social circle, and riveted by mental activity. However, it’s easy to miss the depth and meaning of life when experiencing a social whirlwind. The other half of the message involves slowing down and feeling the true energies of the others and the beauty of the world in the summer months.

Venus opposes Jupiter (good fortune), hinting at the importance of taking life slowly and finding answers with the heart—not the mind. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can increase our ability to see beauty in life but can cause confusion in separating fact and fantasy.

Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). It’s a powerful duo, working together to bring power into our lives and to teach proper application. Saturn wants perfection and continual do-overs, and Pluto pushes achievement. They cycle back and forth, tearing down and building up. (It’s a long-term influence that can recreate our lives in a higher form or bring alignment with the excesses of the ego.)

Mercury (mind, communications) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), bringing the rational and intuitive mind in union and heightening creative abilities. Venus (love, relationships) squares Neptune, which may bring misconceptions and delusions about love. Mars (action, male) trines Neptune, and the aspect heightens sensitivity and sympathy for others. Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares Neptune, which can lead us astray, taking us out of practical routines and into unrealistic expectations. (Stay slow and steady.)

Sun squares Chiron (wounded healer), indicating mental activity may move in the opposite direction of healing. Many aspects in the chart hint at healing through self-observation, a slower, insightful pace, and a desire to see through illusion and focus on truth.

Tips:

  1. Jupiter’s alignment with Galactic Center brings love, light, and expansion.
  2. Many planets in air (mind) can increase mental activity. Work to center on the heart and locate the higher mind. (This aspect can also align us with the nervousness and agitation of others. Notice this and pull back into the self.)
  3. Saturn (limitation, time) and Pluto (underworld, transmutation) want a discovery of how our personal programs lack alignment with the inner self as well as a meaningful shift in the right direction.
  4. Neptune (mysticism, idealism) clouds the overall picture with illusion, heightened intuition, and beauty. Discernment is necessary.
  5. It is a chart that can bring evolution. Nature and the spiritual world will be open and cooperative on the solstice.

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

Clearing Energy and Returning to the Inner Self

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re constantly exposed to many people, mass consciousness, and media. Many of you asked how to discern the energies of other and the world from your own.

Here’s a short audio to help with this.
Listen as much as you like. I’ll come up with a more thorough recording soon.

Click below to engage the audio player. When it appears, click on the first heart to begin the recording.

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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.

Planetary Change: New Moon Abundance

May is a particularly beautiful month. The Sun sits in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, and it conveys a time of flowers—an abundance expressed by the physical world. For the month of May, the lesson appears as realization of our ability to create and receive abundance in physical form. (Abundance is love, joy, health, beauty, and wealth.)

The New and Full Moons tend to heighten our impression and sensation of energy as we experience the absence and presence of light simultaneously as a group. As the group energies become stronger, our experience becomes more intense. The New Moon on May 4 follows the recent pattern of increased awareness, tension, and opportunity of opening to spiritual light.

The Sun (life) and Moon (moods, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus. They trine (harmonious) Saturn, the giver of structure, lessons, and karma. In this case, we may a clear path through karma or recreate our life in a new form. Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). This aspect may help with receiving hints or insights from the mysterious, unseen world. Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, regeneration), granting power to move through subconscious limitations and/or the courage to move forward in life.

Mercury (communications, thought) and Venus are placed in Aries, a fast-paced fire sign, which encourages thoughts and insights that create activated change in life. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus (love, beauty), aligning the mind with the heart. Mercury and Venus trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating positive energy with taking steps forward in life. However, both planets square (tension) Saturn (karma, limitation), and this can slow our progress. (It may also indicate the need for review the heart’s true desire before taking a step into expansion.) Mercury and Venus square (tension) Pluto in Capricorn, asking for a review of our personal limitations and a change of perception that may be necessary before altering our lives.

Mercury and Venus represent thought and love. We all have perceptions about the self, life, and love that limit our ability to step into wholeness and abundance. Additionally, we have limiting thoughts about ourselves and life—and we’re only beginning to learn how to love ourselves personally. The aspects with Saturn and Pluto mentioned above are about resourcefulness and learning how to change ourselves through universal love and quantum experiences. (It takes time.)

Mars (action) is placed in Gemini, an air sign, which can cause the mind to interfere with action. Gemini represents the twins, and it’s easy to become lost in the mind before realizing an action has not been completed. Mars squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it causes more confusion to unsettled mind. Fortunately, Mars is in opposition (opposite) Jupiter (good fortune), which is actually a positive aspect. It gives courage and enthusiasm along with a desire to pursue our quest. (Part of the lesson is to pursue a quest, which benefits the “All”. In other words, we need an unselfish quest aligned with universal truth.)

Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and personal expansion. The planet trines (harmonious) Uranus, which represents the New Age. Together, they increase exuberance, good luck, and hopefulness. Jupiter squares (tension) Pluto, which asks for the discovery of aspects of the self (and the world) that slow our progress on the path of life. Through this discovery, we make meaningful change.

Saturn (karma) conjuncts Pluto (underworld, transmutation), bringing ambitions and the desire for change to forefront. Pluto incites ambition and the desire for power, and Saturn modulates it with a desire for disciplined devotion and patience. It can heighten fear, obsession, and desire for power—or it can act as force to tear down incorrect structures in our lives and rebuild them in a new form.

Uranus (sudden change or quantum field) is placed in Taurus and is remarkable for aspects only with Mercury, which can inspire higher thinking, and Jupiter, which brings hopefulness and optimism with future pursuits.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces forms sextiles with Sun, Moon, and Saturn, opening the door to mystical insights through dreams and inner realizations.  A square with Mars (action) can cloud our perception of right action and/or reading of intuitions and insights. Jupiter (good fortune) square Neptune, and it teaches about our misconceptions and illusions in life. It can also reveal our naivety in relationships, particularly about trusting others.

Pluto holds a big space in this chart. In retrograde position, it tends to reveal aspects of life that are hidden—and require unveiling.  With exception of Uranus, every planet in the chart makes an aspect with Pluto, so it is affecting us on almost every level. (There’s a saying, “Everyone has a chapter in life that they don’t read aloud.” Pluto’s current influence may require that we read it aloud—at least to ourselves. When we face our inner darkness, we find strength to recreate by becoming more in alignment with the inner self.)

Planet Retrograde

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) are currently in retrograde. On a basic level, Jupiter asks for review of what keeps us from our dreams. Saturn brings personal lack and limitation to the surface. Pluto shows the hidden darkness within ourselves in our lives. These particular retrogrades ask us to look at what we don’t what to see, but the purpose actually serves us. It’s about seeing the truth and moving in new directions in our lives. (It’s only through the transmutation of the shadow that we find our wholeness.)

The North Node, representing the spiritual direction of group consciousness, is in Cancer. North Node in Cancer asks for respect for feminine, empathy, and kindness. Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld) oppose it. (Saturn and Pluto currently push us into personal power and acquisition of goals, the opposite energy of North Node.) Venus (love, beauty) squares (tension) the North Node. Together, the planets and North Node deliver a message. It’s wonderful to realize goals and make progress in our outer life, but the desires should also promote opening the heart and nurturing others as part of our self-expression and growth.

Notes:

  1. The chart is strong in fire (passion) and earth (grounding).  These elements together encourage passionate motion and quiet time spent in reflection or aligning with nature. There’s a focus on abundance and optimism. (See Sabian symbols below.)
  2. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) provide a push about contemplating and creating abundance. Trines with Saturn and Pluto give power and insight into creating structures in life. (Release the old life while imagining a new one. Mercury (communications) and Venus (love, partnerships) in Aries push us onward with this pursuit.
  3. Mercury (mind) and Venus (love) square Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld, transformation), encouraging patience and spiritual devotion to overcome energies and karma from the past.
  4.  Life may seem more beautiful than usual because of aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It heightens intuition and brings answers in a dreamy way.
  5. Higher thought and love are part of evolution. It’s important in creating a new way of being and living. Higher thoughts connect us to the divine, and the right kind of love opens the heart to new possibilities. Right thought and love serve to lift and evolve human consciousness.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon on Taurus 15, “A Man with a Silk Hat, Muffled Against the Cold, Braves a Storm”.  The symbol refers to a storm. It may appear in the outer world as a shared emotion or difficulty; it could also refer to personal emotions or hardships. The silk hat represents the importance of believing in indications of prosperity and better times—or remaining optimistic while moving through difficulties. (in this chart, it could refer to the influence of Saturn (karma) and Pluto (underworld) as we clear the substance of the influences of past memories and hardships.

Mercury sits on Aries 27, “Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity Is Gained”. It’s a marvelous symbol for the New Moon, which depicts the power of manifestation—the ability to bring thoughts into form by imagining and visualizing lost hope, opportunities, and joy. It points to the power of using the mind and communication with the Divine to recreate one’s life in a wonderful way.

Venus is placed on Aries 18, “An Empty Hammock Hangs Between Two Lovely Trees”.  Venus represents love, partnerships, and beauty. Relaxing in nature with a soft focus on dreams can sometimes activate the inner self, enhancing the alignment with manifestation—the development and creation of a desirable life.  

Mars sits on Gemini 23, “Three Fledglings in a Nest High Up in a Tree.” Birds are creatures of the air, which can represent the messengers of divine messages. Again, the image of resting in a safe place appears in the astrological line-up.  As time passes and the fledglings grow, they will master the power of soaring through the air. (Air represents thought, so we may develop our ability to cultivate thoughts that lead to a higher understanding of the spiritual world.)

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 24, “A Bluebird, a Sign of Good Luck and Happiness, Is Standing at the Door of the House”. A symbol for optimism appears again with the bluebird of joy. Awareness of good signs, energies, and the hints that point to synchronicity, we can open to a tide of good fortune although we journey through the storm, symbolized by the Sun and Moon.

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 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

 

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.