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Full Moon Forecast/Eclipse

As I watch the Full Moon appear in the cerulean sky, the beauty and light are astonishing. The fireflies rise like tiny lanterns, and the trees sway in the sky.

The Full Moon in Capricorn and Partial Eclipse carry a higher, more loving vibration for those who can tap into it. With Sun in Cancer (the mother, the home, and sea) and Moon in Capricorn (father, earth, and outer structure), the old masculine and feminine energies are brought to the surface for transformation. 

As the New World rises, we clear old frequencies and open to embrace the beauty of a new reality. All of us are releasing personal karma as we discard old perceptions about life, love, and the male/feminine energies-as we move to embrace the “new”. It may take time to create alignment with the new wave of energy, but it’s part of a new beginning.

The eclipse occurred at 5:38 pm ET  on July 16 with a wide array of opposing energies for dissemination and balance. (Opposite energies are necessary to live in duality-and are important in alchemy.)
Sun conjuncts (close to) Mercury (communications) in Leo, and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer. Sun conjunct Mercury increases the focus of intellect, and Sun conjunct Venus amplifies emotions concerning love.

Sun is in opposition with Saturn (karma, time, structure) in Capricorn and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn. The positive feminine feelings of Sun in Cancer are at odds with the old patriarchy of Saturn and Pluto. (Change begins in the mind and emotions, and Pluto knows how to heal the darkness of time and create a rebirth—if we allow it.)

Moon (emotions) in Capricorn is in opposition to Mercury (communications, thought) and Venus (love, relationships). Emotions and thoughts may seem loud and chaotic periodically. Moon conjuncts Saturn (time, karma, structure), encouraging a choice between the two aspects of Saturn—approval, money, and social status in the outer world or devotion and discipline to live in alignment with the inner world.

Mercury (thought, communications) is retrograde in Leo, a passionate, fire sign. With 5 other retrograde planets, we may feel somehow disconnected between periods of frustration with electronics! Mercury conjuncts Mars (action, masculine), and this helps in acting on our thoughts in the physical world. Mercury squares (tension) Uranus, bringing sudden reactions from the universe in relationship to our thoughts.

Venus (love, partnerships) is in opposition to Saturn (karma, time), which can make loved ones seem and/or feel cold when it’s not true. Venus in Cancer is more sensitive than usual. Venus trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), opening our hearts to the divine.

Mars (action, male) trines Jupiter, giving strength and boldness with our desires. Mars in Leo squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field.) With this aspect, it’s wise to become calm before taking action and to think actions through at least twice.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion) asks for curbing optimism with creative projects. We should choose to focus on hard work—and not depend on the value of the idea.

Sun (life), Mercury (communications), and Venus (love) are opposition to Pluto, and it focuses on the healing and transformation that come from looking at false perceptions and illusions. Moon (emotions) and Saturn (limitation, karma) conjunct (close to) Pluto, and they amplify the Plutonian energy.

Mercury (communication), Mars (action), and Jupiter (good fortune) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. Through right communication and action, we can find the beautiful healing needed to clear our wounds.

NOTES:

  1. Many aspects of the chart are difficult, but there is a new, beautiful vibration that helps in moving into love. By aligning with the vibration, we can clear karma and create change.
  2. Beautiful aspects are found between Sun, Venus, and Neptune. We can more easily open our hearts and lives to the Divine.
  3. The Mother/Father (Sun in Cancer, Moon in Capricorn) energy is altering and bringing change. It’s time to revise our feelings and align with the New.
  4. Five planets and Chiron are in retrograde. It causes difficulty in seeing our way clearly, so it’s important to listen to our heart.
  5. Take time to reflect on thought/action before acting. Mercury is retrograde, and Mercury/Mars square Uranus.

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.

Summer Reading

The Choice, Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger. The book recounts the story of Eger’s year in Auschwitz and how she created an amazing life in the subsequent years. Edger describes how she moved out of fear and hate–and learned to move into love and self-expression., She devoted much of her life to helping others. The light of her soul shines through the book. (Astonishing person, incredible story.)

The Time Collector, The Memory Painter, and The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack. All three novels are mysteries with a psychic twist.. Each book is different but enjoyable for its unusual subject matter.

From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan by Helena Blavatsky. The book details Blavatsky’s journey through India in 1892, and the writing is slightly stilted. However, there is a mystical quality to her writing as well, and she describes the amazing gurus that she met in odd places. (When I was reading the book, I often dreamed of experiencing the next chapter. At some point, her journey became very real to me.)

By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho. It’s a love story about people who don’t expect to fall in love. Like most mortals, they immediately begin to change for one another, and it never works. But they find redemption in their love. The last chapter sums up much about the darkness and light of human love.

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. It’s simply one of the most beautiful books on nature and the mystical world of trees. The author takes care of a forest and is in love with the trees.

The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock. The author is adept at presenting scientific information to prove activity in the spiritual field. The research is fascinating, and it’s written in an interesting way that sends the reader flying through the pages.

Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The books are funny, human, and magical—and well worth rereading. on long, hot summer days.

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.

About Emotion

When life changes, we feel emotion. Emotion is a wave, which takes our feelings to a lower or higher point. It’s a normal part of spiritual growth, and it’s called oscillation, a reference to the motion between waves of thought and emotion. When we are centered in connection, we are aligned with the heart. Through this practice, life ceases its motion; it is anchored by unconditional love. It is one of the benefits of devotion and meditation.

  1. Emotions change. Much of our interpretation of emotion has to do with our feelings of “good” and “bad.” As we surrender memories and patterns, our feelings change. When we learn to how to move to a higher frequency, many of our emotions alter, becoming more positive.
  2. When we are centered, we generally feel less emotion. We feel neutral and positive in a general sense. We feel love, which supports us and carries us through life. (We can experience more of this by focusing on pink light or love in the area around us.)
  3. Our imagination influences our emotion as does visualization. We generally tend to verbalize our problems and focus on them through images in our mind. Negative emotions are often amplified by giving them a “voice.” Much of this practice is programmed in our society, but it’s not a good use of our energy. It’s helpful to imagine receiving positive emotional support from others or spend time visualizing a happy, desirable reality.
  4. Emotions are contagious. We can feel the positive or negative emotions from others. We can vibrate above their emotions, change the “mood” by speaking of positive events, or separate ourselves from the other person. We can also center in the heart, which teaches about our eternal connection to the divine.
  5. Life responds to our positive vibrations. The trees move, birds sing, and nature responds when we connect with our higher self. Life moves in a beautiful flow. People on a higher vibration will reflect our higher state.

Everyone feels negative and positive emotions. We change the pattern by staying centered when we feel lower emotions and/or changing our behavior. We invoke positive emotion by focusing on beauty, love, and joy.

It’s also important to love both sides of ourselves–the good and bad. It’s how we eventually find the “center” through acceptance and self-love. It’s also how we master the waves of oscillation, which grow stronger as we move more deeply into the 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.

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.

Reading Signs

When I was a girl, I learned the meaning of animal tracks, the sound of the wind, and the motion of the clouds. My father was a fine woodsman, and he taught me how to decipher the sounds of birds, the rustle of leaves when a deer moved, and the silver, whispering noise of the fox.

As the sun rose, we walked down a long dirt road to the pond where animals congregated.  I learned to read the tracks of animals—decipher the meaning of the depth of the track, determine the sex, and the desire of the creature. Crows were guardians of the forest and alerted us to danger, safety, and presence of specific animals in the thick woods. (I studied for years until I mastered the meanings.)

The physical world still speaks, but I also hear and see the whisperings of the intuitive world. Many of you are probably quite sensitive to signs and energy. When you become more aware of how the universe speaks, it talks to you more often.

Here are some ways of listening, observing, and learning.

Daily Life

  1. Notice how you feel and how the world looks after meditating. It may appear brighter. If you meditate outdoors, the plants may look differently, or the birds may call to you. You may have strong ideas that can be developed or the urge to call a friend.
  2. When shopping, try to find the items that align most with your energy. The vegetables are not alike, and the mineral/vitamin content varies. Choose what’s best for you.
  3. Notice specific locations – and how they feel to you. Try to identify good energy and look for it in other locations.
  4. Change the order of errands and habits. See how you feel.
  5. Concentrate on a couple of friends and see if they communicate. Find the right energy and thoughts to pull them “in”. (Pink light works well.)

Angels

  1. Angels usually bring an uplifted and soft warmth when they are present.
  2. Sometimes, you’ll find feathers, and objects may reappear in a different place.
  3. There is often a feeling of peaceful and loving protection.

Feelings

  1. If you’re aligned, the house will become very quiet when it’s time to leave.
  2. People, who want to make contact energetically, will appear in your mind.
  3. People, who are not aligned, can make life feel chaotic.
  4. The future can sometimes create pressure. Asking for a higher vibration can alleviate it.
  5. If you feel tired or upset for “no” reason, ask the universe to lift your consciousness to a higher frequency. It’s probably mass consciousness.

Numbers

Master numbers indicate a higher vibration and awakening. . Below you’ll find my simple and basic reading of numbers.

111 = The Beginning of a Cycle of Change

222 = Duality, Awareness of the 2 sides of the self or a problem

333=The Presence of the Higher World, Magic, Angels

444=Working with the Material World to Put a Desire into Form

555=The Necessary Shift or Change to Reach a Higher Level

666=Overcoming the Lower Aspect of Duality while Creating a Desire

777=The Chakra System, Combining Physical and Spiritual Change to Create Change

888=Infinity, Invoking the Universe to Help Create the Desired Change

999=The Higher Level of Personal Alchemy, the Divine Feminine

If the desire is accomplished, a higher frequency is reached, and the cycle begins again.

Animals

If you see an animal out of context, it’s a messenger from the spirit world. The natural world is always speaking to us. There are many websites and books that can help identify the message and energy.

Animal Speak by Ted Andrews is a good reference book.

Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power thought the Way of Animals by Jamie Sams provides cards and book for divining your totem animals.

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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.

Moving into the New World

Image by Theodore Rosenburg

Everything works a little differently in the Age of Aquarius. Its energies heighten our intuition, connect us to others, and increase sensitivity. These changes relate to awakening, but we can create more effective change by examining the underlying forces and making small alterations in consciousness.

  1. We’re learning to work with problems in a new way. In the Piscean Age, life often changed if we meditated, prayed, and talked about problems. In the Age of Aquarius, there are many layers in the paradigm. The first solution involves moving into a neutral place of being and focusing on universal love. When the mind is empty, we can send light to problem and focus on the feeling of a state higher consciousness for a few moments by sending a color or positive feeling to the problem. The second step is teaching the mind to stay away from the problem except in moments of meditation and/or positive envisioning. (In short, we send higher vibrations to a problem as opposed to talking and/or thinking about it.)
  2. Energy responds to original thoughts, the heart, and positive visualizations. We can think beyond our habitual reality, use the imagination to create a better personal world, and energize it by sending love and light. We can only receive what we envision—and what we think that we deserve. (Positive feelings, optimism, and increased physical energy follow the right visualization or a jump in the imagination.)
  3. Empathy and boundaries work together. We can empathize with a person’s placement of consciousness, but we can’t allow them to consistently pull on our energy field. (In other words, send light but keep a distance.) We can ask the universe to make it clear about who we should have in our lives. It’s also a way of telling the universe about our desires for future relationships.
  4. There’s a growing realization that answers and change come from the inner self. Communion with the inner self, through meditation or reflection brings insight about the self. It’s also the best formula for the changing our personal world and influencing people around us. Our efforts to express the inner self truly lift the world frequency–and create space for growth and change.
  5. We’re learning about universal love – the force that brings healing, answers, and respite from the outer world. Universal love and personal love are very different, but we’re learning how to combine the two. Personal love often comes from experiences and beliefs, which not always true; universal love is about the light and “force” in everyone. Our highest level of love comes from the inner self. When it is intermingled with universal love, it becomes a powerful force for good.
  6. Working with nature and the physical body is part of anchoring change. A growing awareness of the physical body can intuitively guide us to the best diet, exercise, and rest plan for the day or week. Emotions and sensations (feelings of the physical body) teach about the alignment of consciousness. (We also feel changes in energy field, magnetism, and solar flares through the body, which teaches about periods of rest, activity, and focus.) Nature responds to us more quickly when we’re aware of the body. With practice, we can notice how the natural world around us responds to our mood.
  7. With the appearance of intense duality, we’re learning the art of centering. In the center, we don’t go up or down. We feel the heart space—and our inner being—which is how we stay centered. It’s also the place where the universe whispers solutions and lifts us into a higher state of being.

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.

Tips on Awakening

 

 

  1. Awakening comes in many forms. It can come as a flash like lightning that lifts the entirety of consciousness to a higher level. It can come through many slow realizations, which are the result of devotion and repetition. It can occur through waves of love that open and lift the heart.
  2. Awareness, intuition, and sensitivity are increased throughout all levels of awakening. It’s a way of hearing, seeing, and reading energy. As we become more sensitive, it’s important to learn to recognize the energy of others, geographical locations, and world events. (We can ask to disconnect from mass consciousness, a specific person, or the pull of people around us. It’s also helpful to ask for the presence of the inner self and/or to return to the heart.)
  3. It is a synthesis of body and soul. Emotions and physical sensations—and communion with nature—are part of the physical response. The soul tends to speak through the heart, mind, and our  passion for the spiritual quest. Eventually, the body, heart, and mind come into an union with nature and the divine.
  4. The universe is always speaking. It sends signs, and they can appear as numbers, repetitive messages from friends or family, email subjects, or animals. (We can ask for the signs to become louder and clearer when we’re not sure of the message. We can ask our angels to send a clear message.) Pay attention to the information and act accordingly.
  5. Light and love are the highest vibrations. By pondering and/or focusing on these qualities, we can receive a great deal of wonderful energy.
  6. The flow is associated with awakening. It can come as a joyful, uplifting feeling, an ease with tasks, or compassion and love. (The flow like most spiritual states comes and goes with the placement of consciousness.)
  7. Oscillation is a natural state in the physical world. Everything moves through levels of highs and lows because of duality. It’s the same with spiritual knowledge and ability. (We can work with oscillation by resting when energy is low. When our energy returns, we often find the flow.)
  8. Everything is energy. Part of spiritual growth is about learning how to read energy. Part of the “reading” occurs through the body and its response to stimuli. Energy decreases and increases at specific intervals and with specific stimuli. (We may feel energized by a walk or lose energy through a long conversation with friend—or vice versa. Timing is also a part of energetics.)
  9. Awakening is the key to understanding the self—and the universe. Challenges will continue to appear in life, but awakening gives grace to find answers, slightly pull away from a problem, or open to help from others. In time, it gives direction to find light, peace, and joy.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Super Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

 

The first Full Moon of the year is known as the Wolf Moon throughout Europe, Japan, and indigenous cultures where the wolf is celebrated for giving birth to the moon. The Full Moon appears on January 21 just after midnight, and it is preceded by a powerful lunar eclipse. It’s a super moon, meaning the moon is very close to the earth, which intensifies its energy. This Full Moon brings both positive and challenging energies. All of the planets are direct, which gives power and force to both action and desire. However, several planets aspect Uranus—the planet that’s famous for causing erratic, sudden action.

Eclipses are about resetting our energy, preferably at a higher level. A lunar eclipse can involve looking at our shadow self before creating imagery of a higher life. An eclipse can help by moving our energy into form. (The eclipse begins on January 20 at 9:36 pm ET and ends at 2:48 am on Jan 21.)

Sun is in Aquarius, an air sign symbolized by the water bearer. Aquarius rules the mind, group endeavors, and awakening. It can also have strongly fixed opinions or act overly idealistic. The Sun (life) conjuncts (close to) Mercury, making the higher mind more accessible. Sun conjuncts Pluto, which represents the underworld and transmutation. It can help in discovering patterns, moving through blocks, or transmuting aspects of life into a higher form.

Moon is placed in Leo, the fiery sign of the lion. An interesting equation appears throughout the chart as the balance between the individual and society at large and the personal desires of the heart and unconditional cosmic love/mysticism. (The answer appears to lie somewhere in between as a blending of opposite qualities. This energy is found throughout the chart.)

The Moon (moods, emotions) opposes Mercury (communications), and this aspect can cause emotions to override positive and meaningful communication. (Think of the moon changing vastly over a period of a few days. Our emotions may feel the same, making clarity of thought more difficult.) The Moon also squares Uranus, causing emotions to react strongly and suddenly. It’s important to remember emotions are not always real. Sometimes, they are habitual responses to specific events in life, but they are overcome by creating a new response or thought.

Mercury (thought, communication) in Capricorn yields slow and methodical thought. Mercury squares Uranus, which yields rapid thoughts that may be erratic and/or profound. Mercury conjuncts (close) to Pluto, and the aspect deepens the mind. It’s a particularly good time for research or observing the self.

With Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Uranus, energy will be processed in an erratic or unusual way. We may feel impulsive, have brilliant thoughts, and/or feel overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions. Uncertain events or news may occur, but it’s important to stay calm and focused. (Honestly, we all mediate to work through this type of energy, and meditation is helpful with this chart.)

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Sagittarius, which encourages passion and love. It can also incite our love for life. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (male energy assertion), and this brings harmony between the sexes and the male/female aspects of the self. Venus conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, increasing good luck and expansion through love and social activities. The aspect also heightens peace and harmony. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It can bring disillusionment and idealism—or move us into the idealistic and lovely side of Neptune, which bestows beautiful dreams, artistic endeavors, and carries us into the mystic.

Mars (male energy, assertion) is wonderfully placed in Aries, and this placement aids with action, passion, and heart-felt endeavors. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune). If we act on our passion, life is likely to reward us with expansion and goodness. However, Mars squares Saturn (almost exactly), and it can incite anger or violence. Mars also squares Pluto, and this position increases our drive and desire to move forward in life. (If the desire comes from the heart – and is beneficial to “all” – go ahead. If it’s not, reexamine the desire because the aspect can cause conflict, jealousy, and arguments.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is well placed in Sagittarius where it loves to expand the good in life including travels, long journeys, and spiritual desires. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, idealism). It’s an interesting square as Jupiter represents the path of personal good and growth, and Neptune is about the astral sea of energy that can connect us to unconditional love and the divine. (Squares ask for resolution of feelings and direction in life. And this square may ask us to discern how our personal desires for goodness and happiness merge with the cosmic flow.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) remains in Capricorn, an earth sign. Uranus (sudden change, awakening) squares Pluto, bringing old issues and darkness to the surface before moving back into Taurus on March 6.

Moon (emotions) and North Node (spiritual aspiration) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) sextile (positive but weak aspect) Chiron. By moving through the issues, brought to the surface by Uranus, we may move into deep and powerful healing.

Notes:

  • Throughout the chart, there is a push/pull of energies, particularly between individual/group energies and personal higher aspirations and the wider scope universal energies. We’re learning how our individual beliefs, desires, and feelings fit into the universal plan. (It’s probably slightly different for everyone.)
  • The chart is an expression of fire and water with a few planets in earth and one planet placed in air. It tends to amplify emotion and passion while the mind may feel cloudy or lack clarity.
  • There is a great deal of emphasis on love and the heart with Moon (emotions) in Leo and Venus (love) in Sagittarius. Mars (male, assertion) in Aries gives passion and intent. The chart seems to hint at the power of following the heart.
  • The many squares found throughout the chart cause tension between different aspects of the self and life. In particular, Uranus’ squares cause erratic feelings—and even sudden change. Remember to breathe and focus on the heart. (There’s also a higher spiritual side of Uranus that often straightens difficulties in a marvelous way.)
  • There are both positive and difficult aspects in the chart. Eclipses bring change. Focus on the heart and create desired change from this place. All of the planets are direct and can help with this endeavor.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Aquarius 1, “An Old Adobe Mission” refers to priests who settled missions in California. The idea of sharing spiritual concepts is lovely but not when it causes persecution. There’s a big difference between spiritual truth and beliefs founded on the strict guidelines of religion. Avoid didactic behavior.

Moon is placed on Leo 2, “An Epidemic of Mumps” seems to symbolize the quality of contagious diseases and/or thoughts. Illness is said to come from lower vibrations, and both higher and lower vibrations are contagious. We tap into the energies and feelings of others. (It’s important to choose what we want to feel.)

Mercury sits on Capricorn 26, “A Nature Spirit Dancing in the Mist of a Waterfall”. This symbol asks us to move more deeply into our intuition and connection with nature. It may also refer to experiencing a deeper connection with the natural world.  It may be part of the answer of navigating the eclipse energies.

Venus is on Sagittarius 15, “The Ground Hog Looking for its Shadow on Ground Hog Day” refers to the importance of looking for signs to find our path into the future. We all have a sense of the future, which can be confirmed or negated by signs. The universe sends signs when we ask for guidance.

Mars is placed on Aries 14, “A Serpent Coiling near a Man and Woman”, referring to temptation, fear, or jealousy. (This symbol seems particularly accurate with Mars’ alignment with Saturn and Pluto.) Snakes also symbolize healing, universal knowledge, and the balance between the sides of the self. It’s up to us to choose the dark or enlightened presence of the snake. (Snakes also refer to the kundalini current in the spine.)

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 16, “Sea Gulls Fly Around a Ship Looking for Food”, and it indicates dependence or co-dependence. It asks for wariness with people who want favors or gifts from us. It can also denote the importance of becoming independent and learning to care for ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.