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Good Things II

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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.

Medicinal Foods

Amazing chocolate formulas. The green drink is wonderful, and they offer great recipes. Everything is made in Hawaii. It may take a few days for delivery. Click here.

Energetix

Energetix formulas are quite good, and they can be found on Amazon.

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. (Products are “local” if you’re on the east coast.)

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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.)

Email ryan.milt@gmail.com

 

Crystals

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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.

Sage Goddess also offers good crystals and stones. (The other selections don’t interest me.) Click here.

 

Oracle Cards

Colette 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.

OSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site.

Tarot.com offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.

Nicki Scully has free oracle cards, The Anubis Oracle: A Journey into Shamanic Egypt. Click here to visit site.

 

Books and Movies

I haven’t watched any fabulous movies or series. I love streaming through Amazon and Hulu (no commercials or news.) I “change” channels often on Amazon.

Here are a few of my recent book selections.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It’s exquisite, and the book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read it!

Working with Angels, Fairies, and Nature Spirits by William Bloom. It’s about communicating with the natural world for healing, growth, and co-operation.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. It’s not as good as Practical Magic, but I couldn’t resist the sequel.

Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. It’s a fabulous read about Pissaro’s mother. Descriptions are exquisite and masterful.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Novel is based on real life accounts of people who were captured by Native Americans.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.

Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho. It’s a strange (but good) book about angels.

There’s also a reading list on this site under resources, which lists many books that I often study and read.

Online Reading

Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles

Spirit of Maat – new age articles

Vitamins

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

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.

 

Full Moon Forecast: Time for a Big Shift!

Galactic Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Working with the “Wave”

 
In metaphysics, the wave can refer to water signs and emotion, or it can refer to oscillation–the motion between the new reality and the old one.  Emotions occur as the result of an oscillation or movement between thought and physical sensation in the material world.
 
Metaphysics teaches us to pay attention to the heart and the inner voice when life is smooth–and when it is turbulent. By paying attention to the moment, we can observe life and deepen our connection because life moves in patterns of up and down—creating the sensation of duality.
Working with the energies of the shift from the old to the new world involves dealing with oscillation, which occurs within ourselves. If we can observe the motion by connecting with our inner self, it ceases. We progress on our spiritual path. (Transforming and raising our vibrations requires practice and patience, but it is worth the work!)
Tips:
1) When life moves easily, it’s good to expand the energy outwardly into the present and the near future. It’s also helpful to “see” good things for others and project a better, happier world. (Scientific experiments prove “seeing” good for others brings healing and positive energy into our lives.)
2)  When the emotional/mental waves are at a lower point, it’s helpful to know they will pass more quickly when we tap into the spiritual self. We can replace lower thoughts with positive thoughts; we can substitute a positive emotion for a lower one. (We do this by meditating on peace, harmony, joy, or the feeling of a higher vibration.)
3) It’s helpful to know emotions are contagious. We may pick them up from mass consciousness, other people, or locations with a lower frequency. We also receive lower vibrations when listening or reading (simultaneously) about negative events. Often, the feeling will pass when we know it doesn’t originate from the self.
4) Positive emotions occur at higher frequencies, and negative emotions occur at lower frequencies. It’s helpful to raise personal frequency by envisioning pink light, asking how it feels when connected with the inner self, or spending time in nature.
5) It’s important to discern if negative emotions occur because we are glimpsing an undesirable truth about a person or situation, seeing through a personal pattern, or seeing life in a light, which may not feel uncomfortable (yet.) In this case, rest, remove the mind from the problem, and gently reflect. Ask for help from the universe in discerning the answer.
6) The inner self always has a vision of a beautiful life, and angels are always around us. The “invisible” world (or quantum field) is said to be more real than visible world. It answers when we call on it—and when we’re ready to change.
7)  When we observe a thought or emotion, it becomes quieter. The inner self generates positive emotions and thoughts. It delivers peaceful answers. By putting our consciousness in this place, life changes. (This is also true about the outer world, and this practice can help in finding right action.)
8) Many teachings speak of “low” and “high” points as storms and rainbows. We think storms are difficult, and rainbows signal a time of abundance. Both are illusions on the path on life. Beyond the illusion is the path of light. If we remain on the journey, we find (and become) 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.

Simple, Difficult Lessons

 

 

The biggest lessons often involve daily life. They are about becoming conscious during repetitious and emotional activities. The lessons also have to do with our perception of light–and the world. (They also teach us how to blend the current self and the higher self in many aspects of life.)

If you’re encountering these lessons and feelings, it simply means you are awakening and moving into a higher level of self-development. Observe often and love yourself for your courage and fortitude!

  1. Moving more deeply into trust. Trust that the universe is taking care of you. Your higher self can always find the path and lead you into a place of peace, safety, and comfort. (When life is difficult, move into the inner self. Listen to your intuition. Make an active effort based on your inner voice, heart, or another feeling.)
  2. Your light is growing. You feel more of it when you meditate, and you find your light when you’re upset. Some days, everything falls into place. You find easier to understand other people’s point of view—even when you don’t agree. You know everything is changing for the better despite how the world might appear. (It takes time for spiritual creations to move into form.)
  3. Invisible connections. When you meditate, you feel others who are doing the same. Periodically, you sense the light of many other people in the world. Love and light flow through you. You think about a small problem, and someone (or something) provides the answer.
  4. Soul Contracts. People are moving in and out of your life. A soul contract is an agreement to meet a specific person during this lifetime. It includes children, spouses, parents, friends, and enemies. There is always a strong pull. Generally, it’s about resolving issues, growing into greater love, offering support, and working through emotions (both good and bad). It’s an almost inexplicable attraction/repulsion between individuals. (In soul contracts, one person may grow, and the other doesn’t move into love. Growth can also come from negative people, which results in creating boundaries. You may also move into greater love and strength. Regardless, there is always a feeling of “fate”.
  5. Accept the alternating energies. Nothing moves or happens as it did in the past. The sun and moon are often on a different course. Patterns of nature and the weather are changing. Overall, the changes can aid with spiritual growth because you cannot repeat the same actions at the same time every day. But you can hold fast to your practices. You can send light to others and the world. (Sleeping and eating patterns are changing. Listen within for guidance.)
  6. Listen with your heart. Softer emotions are replacing anger, fear, and judgement. You’re learning to pause before speaking. You’re beginning to realize how life moves in a different rhythm when you listen and respond. You experience an uplifting sensation of happiness when acting on your inner instruction.
  7. Sense the invisible world. You have moments of knowing. Beneath the appearance of the physical world, energy moves. It’s invisible and powerful. It speaks through intuition, and you’re tapping into it. You realize that person didn’t mean what they said, or the news is diverting your attention. You open the window and feel nature calling to you. You suddenly know who will call you or how the day will move. You know how to find a higher vibration (some of the time) and shift the circumstances that are flowing around you.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aspects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Jupiter in Scorpio: The Big Reveal

Image by Josephine Wall

 

Jupiter moved into Scorpio on October 10. As the largest planet in galaxy, we feel the pull of the Jupiter’s power as the opportunity to enlarge, improve and benefit in life. As the largest planet in the galaxy, we’ll feel its pull and power to enlarge, improve and benefit through the specific sign of its placement. Scorpio rules birth, sex, death—or states of transformation.

Scorpio is an intense water sign, mysterious and resourceful. Its strength is willpower and decisiveness, but it doesn’t mind walking on the dark side of life. Scorpio tends to have laser-like vision and sees objects in the dark or on the earth that others miss. In this way, it often reveals truths that otherwise would be hidden.

Jupiter in Scorpio will reveal truths hidden the in subconscious, shadowy aspects of life, and secrets in outer world. Scorpio also rules birth, sex, and death, and regeneration.(The Weinstein sex scandal is a perfect example. It appeared in the news as Jupiter moved into Scorpio, and it involves sex, money, and power. )  Jupiter tends to bring blessings, and the combination of Jupiter and Scorpio lifted a dark event into the light for clearing and change.

The sign of Scorpio is represented by the scorpion, eagle, and phoenix. The three creatures symbolize the progression of Scorpio through the scorpion that lives close to the earth and stings (hurts) anything that threatens. The eagle soars above the earth as a powerful predator; it has powerful vision but remains a hunter. Burned to ashes through emotional intensity, the phoenix rises through the ashes, achieving regeneration through spiritual fire.

Influences and Benefits:

  • Scorpio’s decisive ability comes from its power to sense and recognize truth on an intuitive level. Jupiter will expand its power to convey courage and strength. Courage and decisiveness are necessary to move through fear and obstacles on the quest of the soul. (The past two years in Libra focused on seeing both sides of the picture and weighing them carefully.)
  • Scorpio rules the void, the “between” states of birth, sex, and death. It can heighten our ability to move into shamanic or enlightened states where the spiritual world dictates the motion of mind, spirit, and body—and reveals the path of the soul. (Hopefully, we’ll return to a more natural, wholesome view of sex. Understand that the “dead” are with us—simply in another world.)
  • Spiritual knowledge is heightened by asking questions and solving mysteries. Think of the Zen koan, which asks, “What was your face before you were born?” Scorpio is masterful at solving mysteries associated with the occult, and Jupiter will help us with our journey.
  • As part of the Plutonian influence, Jupiter in Scorpio reveals what’s hidden–or we don’t want to see. (I’m not entirely sure if this is good or bad.) At any rate, we have to know the truth to develop spiritually. The big idea behind it lies in developing our ability to see the ugliness and difficulty in life while remaining true to the light. If we remain true to the light and our inner vision, we will go through a transformation, which alters our material reality as well as the self.
  • Transformation comes from Scorpio’s ruling planet, Pluto, which rules the underworld. In most mythical systems, it’s necessary to visit the underground to achieve hero status and/or the power to wield extraordinary powers. We’ll travel there during Jupiter’s 13 month sojourn.

It’s a challenging but enlightening combination of energies with Jupiter in Scorpio. Our emotions become stronger, and our passions will become more intense with a need to moderate. But Scorpio can be courageous. It gives resources to delve into the dark and resolve issues on many levels including transforming blocks to material wealth, moving through past obstacles, and understanding what is hidden within us along with the power to change it.

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Teacher and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Full Moon Forecast

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Influential Aspects

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

Work and Spirituality

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

Balance and Change

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

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

Dreams and Illusion

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

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive Teacher and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

 

New Moon and Fall Equinox: Balance, Beginnings, and Endings

 

In early fall, bright leaves intermingle with summer flowers, and the light grows dimmer. The early fall brings bright leaves, intermingled with summer flowers. As cooler weather appears, the trees are adorned with radiant colors, the sky turns clear blue, and the world sparkles. This beautiful transformation takes place between the signs of Virgo and Libra.

On a seasonal level, Virgo leads the transition from summer into fall, and we’re currently completing an astrological cycle, which ends/begins between December and April 2018. Many of the outer planets are within the last ten degrees of their sign (a sign=30 degrees), and this represents completion of a specific phase. (The eclipse brought in new energies, and we are completing our lessons with Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus.)

Currently, Virgo appears in as a stellium or cluster in Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus—all personal planets—for the New Moon, the void when the earth sit stills before moving into another cycle of expansion and change. A few days later, the Fall Equinox comes, and we slide into the sign of Libra, ruling balance, harmony, and relationships.

With many planets in Virgo, an earth sign, let’s look at the lessons/opportunities. Virgo alternately represents the virgin priestess (virgin=metaphysically pure), the perfectionist, and the servant. In all three cases, the character refers to work—a series of actions in the physical world, which produce a tangible result. With recent energetic changes, it may refer to the need to moving into purity, perfecting our perception of life, and serving more of the needs of the inner self. (It is a new beginning–a new way of living life for many.)

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life), and Mercury (communications) square Saturn in Sagittarius, representing the lessons of time. Our need to put life in order by attending to daily tasks creates tension with the desire for spiritual structure and expression. Sun and Moon are opposition Chiron (the wounded healer) in Pisces.. Much of the old Piscean energy seems to surround emotional drama and alternating emotions of love/hate (symbolized by two fishes swimming in opposite directions.) It’s time to mitigate past wounds and move into a different type of unconditional love where we see the higher self in “all” but create healthy, happy boundaries and give appropriately.

Mercury (communications) and Mars (masculine energy) are conjunct, meaning our thoughts will quickly influence our actions. Mercury trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), offering mental acuity to tap into universal resources and solve mystical mysteries. Mars (action) opposes Neptune (mysticism/illusion), indicating an inability to see through illusion and choose the right step. (Meditate before acting.) Mars trines Pluto, amplifying our desire and will to succeed–and turning up the general intensity of life.

It’s all about a new kind of love with Venus, who forms a lovely Grand Trine between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. Venus represents love, relationships, and material possessions. Saturn is about lessons of the past, discipline, and mitigating karma. Uranus in Aries is about new beginnings, quantum change, and the resonance of the New Age. (Grand Trines bestow the power to manifest.) Put it together, and the planets hint at finding a new form of love, shaped by the lessons of time and inspired by innovative, new ideas.

Jupiter (good fortune)  in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. It indicates difficulty in translating new ideas into a form that promotes good fortune. (Take time to develop new ideas. Develop them, but wait for a better time for expression.) Jupiter squares (tension) Pluto (transformation, underworld) can cause a desire for success and outer fulfillment, which overrides wisdom.

Saturn (time, karma) trines Uranus, encouraging original thought and ideals about the New Age–and putting new thoughts into physical form. Saturn and Uranus trine the North Node, which points to the direction of our spiritual path. The North Node is in Leo, and it concerns finding the sensations and feelings of the heart–and using this as our North Star, the compass point of inner growth.

Fall Equinox

The inner planets move frequently like the stars in the night sky–always changing and never staying still. The Sun will move into Libra for the fall equinox on Friday, September 22. With Sun (outer life) and Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, our focus will shift to creating balance, beauty, and justice. (Libra is the sign of the scales, and it’s ruled by Venus, the planet of love.)

The chart indicates the shape of patterns for the next three months to come as the world moves from the fruition of summer into the transformation of fall. Some of the notable aspects include Sun and Moon square (tension) with Saturn, which involves using the guidance of the past while working within the moment. Mercury and Mars remain in a trine (triangles are harmonious) with Pluto, giving insight and resources for solving problems. Venus continues to hold the lovely Grand Trine with Saturn and Uranus, indicating the need to meditate on a new and wiser form of love.

Mercury (thought), Venus (love), and Mars (action) oppose Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Oppositions imply the existence of two, different conflicting thoughts,  emotions, or actions in this case. When we think about love, our illusions will appear. The same is true with thought and action. But it’s not “bad”. Actually, this happens with every positive manifestation as we recognize the fabric of our misunderstanding and/or a negative flow of thoughts, emotions, and actions.

On a larger level, Neptune rules the waters of the world and the sea of emotion within world consciousness. We may see changes in the world and/or make realizations about the flow of energy–the need to release personal restrictions and limited emotion. We may also see changes in the ocean as time passes.

Overall, the indication points to the importance of seeing through illusion, working with our inner/outer resources, and discovering a new way of sending, experiencing, and creating love. It’s one more step in the development of our relationship with the inner self.

 

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.