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New Moon Forecast: Time to Take The Next Step

 

If we want to take action, move life in a new direction, or push forward with dreams of the soul, this New Moon is the perfect time. The New Moon is on Thursday, Sept 17 at 7 am ET, and it appears in the earth sign of Virgo with many aspects, which can help in the realization of dreams. (The aspects can feel frustrating or make life feel overwhelming, or they can make life fall into place–if the energy is used and applied with good intention and a strong will.)

The elements of the chart are well balanced with the exception of water (emotion). Metaphysics teaches that an absence of a quality needs attention so it’s wise to think about how we move into positive and negative emotion—and consider what is the best use of personal emotion?

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are in Virgo, and earth signs can help with organization, practical matters in life, and healing. Virgo is symbolized by the Virgin and the High Priestess, indicating the need for purity of spirit and body to tap into the mystical wisdom of the High Priestess, who hold the secrets of the mystical world.

The Sun and Moon form powerful trines with Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (regeneration). These energies can help with putting our life plans into form, particularly if we take time to meditate and travel into the power of the New Moon, which is the void—the quiet place within where spirit and matter merge.

Sun and Moon oppose Neptune (mysticism, illusion), meaning that our intuition and hunches can touch on the illusions formed during our time on the earth and alternately unveil personal and spiritual; truths. Oppositions are like two opposing currents; we travel between the positive/negative lines of realization at various times. Obviously, discrimination is necessary.

Mercury (communications, mind) is in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus. It encourages deliberation, the weighing of truth, and value of choices in life. Mercury squares (tension, frustration, action) Jupiter (expansion, growth), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) On a higher level, squares can push us into expression and action. Perhaps, we need to see and express our thoughts about the past and/or thoughts about blocks in a new paradigm that transcends old limitations.

Venus (relationships, love) is placed in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart. Venus in Leo is playful, loving, and dramatic. It’s warm and uplifting. Venus squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the aspect heightens sensitivity of emotions and the ability to appreciate and perceive beauty. It can also cause overreaction, giving importance to self-awareness and introspection.

Mars (action) is placed in Aries, a fire sign. Aries is the sign of the warrior, and it likes to march forward with a swift sword, cutting away whatever blocks the way. Aries also rules the mind, and the importance of understanding this placement lies in knowing if  the desire for action comes from the inner self or the ego. We leave the path when the desire comes from ego, and we embrace light when aligned with the spiritual self.

Mars is in retrograde, which will feel stronger as we move through October and early November. It’s particularly important to build strength and health during the next few weeks. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The squares can stir anger or bring feelings of frustration/resentment to the surface. It’s important to think about (and feel) what we want in place of blocked, lower emotion.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn control the current energy, which bring the feelings of heaviness and isolation to the world. Jupiter expands the feeling and overall energy of the three planets, Saturn brings the feeling of isolation, and Pluto demonstrates the darkness. However, Pluto is also transformation, and the small efforts made by many light workers will eventually alter the energies and structure of the world. (These aspects continue throughout the year.)

 

Summary

  • Make the best of the current situation by moving into healing (Sun/Moon in Virgo) and creating a new, positive way of living. Meditate to receive insights and create a more, supportive life. The positive and beautiful trines can help a great deal with this type of perception—and creating a better life.
  • Mercury (communication) in Libra can give balance and insights to mental processes. The squares ask for expression of truth, beauty, and higher thoughts, which come from the combination of mind and heart.
  • Mars in Aries helps with taking action and moving forward on the path. Transform lower emotions by taking steps to walk on the spiritual path. Move into your dharma and make supportive changes in life.
  • We’re learning to shine our light in the darkness of the world, which is revealed regularly. Our small actions to align with the inner self help the world immensely. Everyone in the light benefits from these energies. Creating a better world begins with our vision, inner work, and demonstration of effort in the physical world.

 

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.

New Moon Forecast

 

 

The New Moon appears on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:41 pm ET. The New Moon typically brings less energy than a full moon. For those who are sensitive, they may experience a feeling of “flatness” while moving into the void of New Moon. (The lovely part comes with our ability to focus and project wishes/dreams while watching their fruition between now and the Full Moon.)

Earth and Fire dominate the chart. Put them together, and we have new earth—the force of heat, passion, and stability. (Volcanoes come from this combination of elements.)  Perhaps, we’re creating our “new” self along with a new world. (The energies definitely lend themselves to this.) It’s a wonderfully fiery and passionate forecast with Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) conjunct in Leo, the sign that rules the heart, passion, and warmth. Conjunctions (close) between Sun, Moon, and Mercury amplify solar energy and light. Mars (energy, assertion) in Aries, a fire sign, adds to the heat.

Venus (love, beauty) in Cancer expands emotional awareness, need for security, and vulnerability. While it increases our need for emotional security, it also brings vulnerability—and hypersensitivity. (If we think someone is hurting our feelings, it’s good to remember that it may come from Venus in Cancer—not a factual event.) Venus opposes Jupiter (expansion). Think of two opposite forces and receiving a ray of energy from each simultaneously or at different times. Jupiter in Capricorn is about seeking status through loving relationships, and Venus in Cancer seeks security. The opposition can dim our desire to work, increasing the urge to spend or seek pleasure.

           Mars

Mars rules passion, sex, assertion, and overall energy. Its nature is masculine, particularly when placed in Aries. Mars is quite powerful in this forecast; however, it’s important to focus only on development of current projects as it will move into retrograde September-November. Think of retrograde Mars as receding physical energy. Every day, we will have a little less energy for over 2 months. (Use this time to build vitality.)

There are beautiful trines and frustrating/energizing squares with Mars, planet of action and assertion. The trines heighten creativity and passion, but the squares indicate blocks and pressure. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) trine Mars, which provides an abundance of creativity, heightened emotion, and assertion. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The squares are quite useful as they exert pressure and urge action. However, it’s necessary to separate the ego’s desires from the inner self—if we want true progress. Quiet moments in meditation and time for self-reflection will keep our energy moving correctly through the tension of the squares.

 

Other Planets (and Retrogrades)

If it feels difficult to complete tasks or takes more energy than usual, it’s likely due to multiple retrogrades.  Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation), Uranus (sudden change), Neptune (mysticism), and Pluto (underworld) are all retrograde. It takes more energy than usual to create change in the material world.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto remain in conjunction, accounting for the flow of current energies on a global level. With three influential planets in Capricorn, we experience many of the qualities of Saturn such as limitation, loneliness, and isolation. Jupiter (expansion, good luck) expands the limiting sensations, associated with aspects of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. Pluto (subconscious, transformation) brings the problems and underlying darkness of social structures and rules/regulations to the surface.

Into the Mystical

Jupiter sextile Neptune brings harmony, flow, and a sense of peacefulness. It increases optimism and good luck. Jupiter trine (harmonious) Uranus helps with adjusting to change, applying creativity in new ways, and allowing positive opportunities to flow into our lives.

Neptune sextile Pluto encourages examination of existent structures in society. It boosts our ability to tap into inspiration and faith about the future. The aspect amplifies the ability to feel the trends of the future—and the ability to merge into the higher collective consciousness.

North Node

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications), and Mars (energy) sextile North Node in Gemini. The North Node represents the direction of growth attained by moving through the unknown; it also represents inner gain for humanity at large. (North Node in Gemini is about examining concrete thought forms and intellectual processes.)

Sun (life) sextile North Node heightens vitality and enthusiasm for life. Moon (emotions) sextile North Node heightens imagination and accuracy with intuition and psychic abilities. Mercury (communication) sextile North Node expands mental ability and intellect. Mars (overall energy) sextile North Node encourages forward motion, initiation, and the ability to create circumstances that move life forward.

Tips

  • Many aspects of the chart, including placement of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars, encourage creativity, forward motion, and dedication of energy in life. It’s very important to ask your self (inner self) what is truly important—and to dedicate yourself to this time of movement.
  • The upcoming retrograde with Mars asks for dedication only to ongoing project—not new ones. It doesn’t provide the energy for new projects. (It’s wise to work on health and immune system between now and Sept 14, when the retrograde begins. Mars retrograde “takes” energy.)
  • Venus in Cancer heightens emotional sensitivity, and Venus opposition Saturn can increase vulnerability—and misreading the words and actions of others.
  • Aspects with North Node encourage embracing the unknown. It allows us to sense the flow of the future and move more easily into it, particularly if the objective is humanitarian.
  • This New Moon is perfect for visualization and projecting a kinder, better future. Aspects with Neptune may help in connecting with the mystical world.

 

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Leo 27, “Daybreak—The Luminescence of Dawn in the Eastern Sky” symbolizes renewal, hope, and possibility. Dawn marks the transformational hour when both worlds (day and night) open on the spiritual level. Perhaps, we will find a deeper spiritual vibration for the coming months as well as a heightened rapport with the inner self.

Mercury sits on Leo 29, “A Mermaid Has Climbed the Rocky Shore of a Bleak Coast; She Awaits the Prince Who Will Bring Her Immorality.” It’s another beautiful symbol, referring the alchemy of the soul, depicting the union of yin (female) and yang (male). It’s about moving into love and the next level of life after surmounting difficulties (bleak coast).

Venus is placed on Cancer 11, “A Clown is Caricaturing Well-Known Personalities”.  It’s a depiction of exaggeration and satire as well as people pretending to depict themselves falsely. (We know there’s currently plenty of this in the world.) The symbol asks for sincerity, real emotions, and true expression of thoughts to move into a state of love.

Mars is on Aries 25, “A Double Promise Reveals Its Inner and Outer Meanings.” The oracle asks for perception of the truth on a deeper level as opposed to the rewards on the outer level. (It could refer to the appearance of society and/or commerce—as well as looking more intently at other people.)

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 19, “A Child of About Five Carrying A Huge Shopping Bag Filled with Groceries”.  The symbol refers to someone who has been burdened by responsibilities, which may feel heavy or overwhelming. It may refer to the efforts of light workers to carry karma and/or the weight of others during this time of change. Jupiter rules good fortune, and balance can help in this situation. Make time to rest, release what you can, and focus on self-care when possible.

 

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 Forecast

 

The New Moon appears on July 20 at 7:29 pm ET. It is the beginning of a new cycle, which follows a season of eclipses. Eclipses tend to stir up karma as well as awakening gifts and creating internal change. It also marks the turning of the year into the last half of the season when life heightens and diminishes as we move in the direction of harvest.

It’s an interesting forecast with a repeat of many aspects from the previous forecast. Fortunately, there’s not an eclipse, and Mercury (communications) is direct. When a chart repeats with a few positive changes, it offers the opportunity to break a karmic cycle through conscious awareness. When a cycle reappears in life or the planet (with a few improvements), it’s a sign of personal/cosmic growth. We may revisit the cycle, but we have more tools and awareness. (Also, the New Moon is quieter on an energetic level, which denotes less input from mass consciousness. If we’re truly moving through karmic patterns, it’s a good thing!)

Four planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) are in retrograde, which can give a heavy feeling. (We are working against the tide when we’re active.) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain in the placement associated with the corona virus and altering structural change on a personal and global level.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in opposition to Jupiter (expansion) Saturn (karma), and Pluto (transformation, underworld). Both planets are placed in a water sign, denoting emotional involvement and heightened sensitivity. The sign of Cancer brings the energies of the Mother, the Sea, and the flow of emotion. We may strongly desire the pleasant of flow of emotion that comes from family, adventures on the water, and the exchange of positive feelings. However, the conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto brings the need for isolation and reflection. We may move between the desire to continue with the safety of isolation and the desire to interact physically and emotionally with others. (I recommend using your intuition as a guideline–as everyone has exceptions to the rule.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion). A trine with Sun and Moon brings the likelihood of mystical insights, artistic expressions, and appreciation for the beauty of life. It can also enhance moments of relaxation and stillness with the soul. Neptune often speaks when our inner dialog is quiet, so take time for meditation and contemplation of the beauty of life. (It also heightens positive feelings and connection with the inner self.)

Mercury (communication) remains in Cancer, and it is wonderfully direct! Mercury squares (tension) Mars (male energy, assertion), which can create frustration and anger—and also delays. It may feel like Mercury is still in retrograde, but it’s frustrated emotion and lack of knowing how to make progress. (If you don’t feel it, you may experience it in the outer world. It can also take a few days after Mercury moves direct for electronics to behave!)

Venus is in Gemini, encouraging short trips, interaction with siblings, and social gatherings. Mercury rules the sign of Gemini, so we’ll continue to see meetings via the internet and phones. This placement can stimulate writing, communication from the heart, and self-expression. Venus sextiles Mars (action, male energy), which can make male/female interaction more harmonious. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Think of ultra-emotional sensitivity combined with the ability to see beauty and express feelings through art.

Mars in Aries loves move forward with independent action and heightened initiative, but it rarely stops to think through the impulse. (Mars will be in this position through November, so we have time to learn about this.)  It’s a wonderful position if we learn the lesson of not reacting or acting too quickly and forcefully, particularly if  the desire for resonates with the inner self. On the positive, it gives ease of movement with projects and plants, particularly if we’re willing to exchange frustration/anger for expression. Mars squares Jupiter bestows strength, enthusiasm, and vigor for life. It can also cause impulsive actions and a tendency to overdo with boundaries and issues. (If we tone down our energy around boundaries and causes, it’s a good aspect.) Mars conjuncts (close to) Chiron (wounded healer), which may give insights into the spaces where we tend not to take action—or do it poorly. It’s an opportunity for growth.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain locked–and in conjunction throughout much of the year. The structure of life is changing, and we have to make our best effort to bring about positive change and act on higher intuition.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. Since Uranus moved in Taurus, the frequency of earthquakes and volcanoes has increased. Judging from the light that I see emanating from the earth, many changes are underground—not yet appearing on the surface of life. (Manifestation is the same. We meditate, visualize, and feel an experience as real, but it takes weeks or months to surface.) For the time being, it’s a lovely mystery.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces rules the astral world of mass consciousness and lower/higher emotion.  As we grow spiritually and expand our vision and ability, we feel it more deeply. However, we can channel the energy into self-expression and growth by opening to Neptune’s mystical side.

The chart represents both growth and the need to review energies that have been present for a month of more. Mercury retrograde slowed our ability to move through obstacles, and it also gave time for rest and review. Now, it’s time to move through blocks, find our voices, and express our feelings in a positive, assertive way.  It takes time and work, but we are clearing karma—and moving forward on the path of light.

 

 

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

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

New World, New Moon Forecast!

Image by Dodi Ballada

The New Moon is in Gemini, which rules the mind, communication, the wind, clouds, birds and all creatures of the air. It presents  several planets in mutable (changeable) signs, which tend to represent the two sides of the self, the ego and soul. (In alchemy, we learn about carefully integrating the ego and acting on the soul.) With Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Gemini, we also experience fluctuation with the past and future selves–who were before the pandemic and who we will become in the future.
The New Moon appears on Friday, May 22nd at 1:38 pm. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind, communications)  in Gemini sharpens our ability to speak, write, and express our truth; it’s also easy to become lost in the ramblings of the mind when we lose our center. (Every sign has negative and positive qualities.)
Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which helps in finding our way through recent changes in life. (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are believed to influence the current situation, and they are in retrograde, which eases the feeling and energy of the current collective. Sun and Moon square (tension) Mars, the planet of action); the square elicits strong emotion and frustration/impatience as associated with action.
Venus
Venus
One of the challenging aspects is Venus (love, relationships) retrograde in Gemini. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism/illusion). Duality is intrinsic in the placement as we long for the love, found in dreams, and experience dissatisfaction in personal relationships. It’s a confusing aspect and placement that reveals what we truly want with love, how our energies are out of alignment, and a perpetual desire for boundaries and reassessment. Fortunately, Venus square Neptune also inspires creativity, heightens perception of beauty, and opens us to the recognition of the reality/illusion of our dreams about love.
  • Mercury (thought) in Gemini is beautifully placed for excellent communication, mental inspiration, and perceiving the higher mind. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus (love), and it creates a wonderful harmony between the heart and mind. Mercury squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can bring doubt and confusion about our decisions and thoughts. With this aspect, we have to use intuition and align with the heart to know if our perception is true or false. (Think of the contradictions currently presented by the media.)
  • Mars (action) in Pisces is often confused on an emotional level. As mutable, water sign, it wants to love its way through life on a cosmic level, but life calls for boundaries, physical action, and speaking our truth. Mars in Pisces becomes frustrated when others fail to perceive intuitive messages, and it can lead to feelings of victimization and anger.
  • Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto ( underworld, transformation) remain conjunct as the three rulers of the current time (pandemic).  Fortunately, they are moving in a retrograde direction, which weakens the energy. However, we will continue to see what’s hidden in the darkness of the world, and, hopefully, make discoveries that align us with nature–and the universe!
Tips:
1) The forecast is pleasant in comparison to recent months. Trines with Sun/Moon are uplifting, and they bring feelings of optimism.
2) The quantity of mutable signs indicates that we’re experiencing dual aspects of life and self, which increase the sensation of polarity. We may feel a pull between the past and future or the ego and soul. (When we oscillate between aspects of the self, we’re actually deciding what we want to create in the future.)
3) Squares with Mercury (communication), Venus (love), and Neptune (mysticism/illusion) can cloud issues and understanding. It’s necessary to use intuition to move through life.
4) Venus (love) square Neptune in retrograde brings dissatisfaction with relationships. By learning what we truly want (the opposite of our experience), we can find it–particularly through appropriate boundaries and expressing (and identifying) the true feelings of our heart.
5) Mars in Pisces intensifies emotions and acts on feelings. It’s best to observe thoughts and feelings–and detach before taking action.

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 Forecast, Another Shift

 

The New Moon appears on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:28 am. Sun and Moon are in the Aries, the sign of the ram. Aries marks the return of spring and the inherent possibilities associated with new beginnings. The fire sign denotes creativity, a strong will, and a fierceness with focus. On the negative, the sign can bring egocentric qualities and a scattered feeling In a moon chart, Aries brings creativity and rapidity along with a strong desire to begin a project and/or life in a new way.

As we continue to work with our collective experience of corona virus and other economic problems along with many environmental issues, the new moon chart hints at solutions.

The Sabian Symbols (a method of reading the aspects more deeply) gives broader indications. For example, the Sun and Moon sit on Aries, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. In metaphysics, the triangle is a symbol of harmony, white represents purity, and golden wings are help from heaven. By focusing on harmony within the self, we receive support from the unseen world. Jupiter (good fortune) is represented by “A Woman Entering the Convent”, which is an experience that may feel familiar in our current state of isolation.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) square North Node (spiritual direction for collective consciousness) in Cancer, the feminine water sign, which is nurturing and compassionate. (In other words, it’s important to continue with a slower pace and check for a compassionate outlook as opposed to flying to win or achieve.)

Sun and Moon conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer), which can amplify our awareness of our wounds and karma. It can also indicate the beginning of understanding the energy behind our group karma, which is a substantial part of any healing—as we can clear the karma when we identify and understand the obstacle. (Aspects with Chiron can bring back memories and old feelings associated with the past. Good memories align with the inner self. With difficult memories, we must understand the energy behind them if we hope to achieve positive change.)

Mercury (communications, mind) is placed in Pisces, a water sign which is intuitive as opposed to logical. It’s dreamy and unfocused, so don’t feel badly if you haven’t adjusted to your new home schedule. feels as opposed to thinking. In this placement, it’s dreamy, unorganized, and emotional. It causes difficulty with focus on routine tasks, interrupting thoughts and plans. Fortunately, Mercury trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, transformation) helps with the ability to discover secrets, solve mysteries, and find unexpected answers.

Venus is love and beauty, and she points to possible ways that lead out of the current dilemma. Placed in the earth sign of Taurus, Venus is about building beautiful forms in the material world, aligning with the earth, and seeing the loveliness of life in the present moment. Venus trines (harmonious) four planets, aligning our energy with her vibrations in several different forms.

Venus (love) in Taurus, gives connection with the earth and heightens the sense of physical love. Venus forms beautiful aspects, which could be very helpful, Venus trines Mars (male energy, action), giving harmony between the male/female aspect of the self and the sexes. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune), heightening the presence of love and expanding its good. Venus trines Pluto (transmutation, underworld), giving the ability to transform relationships in new ways. It can help in finding and expressing the transformative quality of love in creative ways.

Venus (love) and Jupiter (good fortune) sextile Neptune (mysticism, illusion). With this aspect, we can see through the illusion of sickness and fear by moving into love and hope. Whenever Jupiter and Neptune align positively, there is always greater hope and possibility for goodness and growth.

Mars (male, overall energy) is exalted in Capricorn, giving strength, willpower, and courage to overcome difficult circumstances. In this positive placement, it brings power to overcome resistance and obstacles, bestowing strength on every level of life. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, causing a desire for the new world (Uranus) and the need for the safety of the familiar. (We can see this in the outer world.)

Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) moved into Aquarius, and it tends to affect borders, structures, and boundaries. Saturn sat in Aquarius with a new emphasis on humanitarian values with focus on group endeavors and positive changes for the collective. Aquarius is a fixed sign, which can indicate a fixed point of view that needs examination. It prefers tolerance, fairness, and a cooperative point of view.

Uranus is in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. In the few months since it’s movement into Taurus, we’ve become a new cycle that breaks the old cycle of movement, pollution of the earth, and the habit of spending as a form of enjoyment. (There’s nowhere to go!) If we take the opportunity, there’s ample time to breathe in the spring beauty and take a pause to gaze at the flowers.

The Collective Change

On the collective level, change occurs through the conjunctions of Mars (male, energy), Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (transformation, underworld). Pluto rules collective energy, and conjunctions represent planets in close proximity, which amplifies their qualities. In short, these are global changes that will continue throughout 2020.

Challenges usually involve change, the ability to align with courage, hope, and right action. Mars placed in Capricorn supports the shift. Jupiter in Aquarius provides humanitarian values and new thoughts and ideas. Saturn (limitation, karma) may point to the need for commitment to spiritual values and practices, which support the earth. Pluto plunges us into the underworld where there are fear and shadows, but it also lends support for transformation if we are willing to embrace the truth of the change.

Notes

  • The chart is basically positive with tools and energy to begin work on the current global epidemic. The forecast points to the power of love (aspects with Venus), the importance of healing the earth (Uranus in Taurus), and the strength of inner will and courage (Mars in Capricorn)
  • Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) in Aries stimulate our will power and intelligence. They also mark the time of a new beginning (although it’s not yet defined.).
  • Sun/Moon square with North Node (group spiritual direction) reminds us to remain compassionate as we find personal solutions for life—and to think of others with kindness when we can.
  • Sun/Moon conjunction with Chiron may stimulate old wounds and memories. (There’s usually something that we don’t yet understand energetically with negative memories that replay. When we grasp the message and lesson, the memory dissipates.)
  • Saturn in Aquarius seeks new boundaries, borders, and structures in the world, which encompass a new way of life.
  • The Collective Conjunctions bring humanity together on a global level. This will continue throughout 2020.

Sabian Symbols based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun/Moon sit on Aries 5, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. It’s a perfect symbol for this time. A triangle is a symbol of harmony and balance, and golden wings suggest help from the angels and/or spiritual world. By coming into harmony through the inner self, we evoke help from the higher aspects of life.

Mercury is placed on Pisces 7, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on the Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist”. A cross implies mastery of all four worlds—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Surrounded by sea and mist may imply overcoming emotion on a personal and worldly level. (Mass consciousness emits emotion, and we overcome it to attain mastery.)

Venus is on Taurus 21, “A Moving Finger Points to Significant Passages in a Book”. Significant passages may refer to finding knowledge, researching scientific or holistic material, and/or feeling led to spiritual passages.

Mars is on Capricorn 26, “A Nature Spirit Dancing in the Mist of a Waterfall”. A nature spirit dancing refers to the light heartedness, which can be found when conversing with nature and/or taking time from the seriousness of life. It’s about finding the balance between the lightness of the spiritual world and responsibilities, which are inherent in daily life.

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 24, “A Woman Entering A Convent”. Jupiter rules good fortune, and the image may seem very familiar at this time. In short, good fortune comes from separation from society and the outer world. It marks a time of inner contemplation, renewing faith, and working on the “big” picture of life.

 

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.

 

Mystical New Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Wall

 

 

The New Moon appears on Sunday, February 23rd, and it brings the mystical energy of Pisces, symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Pisces is ruled by Neptune, and the natives of the sign are imaginative, generous, and compassionate as well as moody and idealistic. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) are placed in Pisces, which enhances spiritual focus, intuitive ability, and emotion. These three planets sextile (harmonious aspect, which promotes growth) Mars (action) and Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), meaning it’s possible to create change and by accessing original ideas to move through life. They trine (harmonious) North Node, which delivers the spiritual direction of higher collective consciousness. (We could possibly take a leap on a conscious level.)

Mercury (communications) is in retrograde in Pisces, which can slow communications and travel. Pisces rules the twelfth house of karma, and this placement can bring memories and patterns to the surface. It can also give religious/spiritual insights that help in understanding lessons, meanings of events, and unraveling old energetic events. Mercury conjuncts Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and this aspect can aid in seeing through illusion and finding spiritual meaning in life.

We continue to work on love (Venus) by expanding and exploring its meaning. Venus in Aries (fire) squares Mars (male, action), Saturn (karma, time), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). It may make us question the core beliefs behind our efforts to move forward–and to take a deeper look to see if they are love based. We’re likely to feel the karma from the past (what we find unlovable about ourselves), and we may have conflicts when we want to get our way (Pluto). It’s important to know if our desires are aligned with love and soul growth–or a compulsive urge. The answer is about finding love within the inner self and using it as a guide stone. Here’s an important point about love. It’s not just about moving into a loving place and getting love. It’s about loving ourselves enough to become discerning with thoughts and emotions—as well creating a place of inner knowing about boundaries and what is best for our soul.

Mars (action), Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (karma), and Pluto are all in Capricorn, which is about power and structure. In short, we have the power to use our gifts to grow, develop, and link with collective consciousness—or become wrapped up in power struggles. Mars in Capricorn strengthens the will, gives courage, and aligns with ambition. The placement increases discipline and helps with attaining goals.Mars trines (harmonious) Uranus (quantum field), which supports taking risks and acting on new ideas. (It also increases overall energy.) Mars opposes (2 conflicting concepts) North Node (group spiritual direction), cuing us to the importance of reviewing our goals to see if they benefit the “all”.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is placed in Capricorn, benefits those who organize, plan, and visualize results with work and goals in an ethical manner. Good fortune comes from good planning and practical endeavors that support growth and inner development of others. Jupiter conjuncts (close to) Saturn (karma, limitation). It’s known as the Great Conjunction, which occurs in twenty year intervals. The aspect combines the discipline and stripping away what isn’t needed (Saturn) with the idealistic vision of Jupiter, and it can bring a single mindedness to success and the attainment of goals. Jupiter conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which amplifies the desire to focus on goals, structure, and success. Jupiter sextiles (opportunity for growth) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and this brings a light, positive feeling to the chart; it also increases luck and fortunate possibilities.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). It’s an odd aspect that can bring unwanted changes, which require adjustment and contemplation. At the same time, it increases our craving for specific changes and independence from routine. With Mercury in retro, it could bring change to appointments, travel plans, and the desire to communicate goals and/or create opportunities. However, there are enough positive aspects in the chart to flow through the frustrations–and learn more about the fluctuations of our consciousness and how they affect life. Saturn conjuncts (close to) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), asking for a new structure in life and resolute devotion to goals. (It’s important to consider how our goals support the growth of the inner self and the overall well being of the “all”.)

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) squares Pluto (subconscious, underworld), creating tension between the early degrees of Taurus, which depict the beauty of spring and the joy of creating with the nature, with Pluto in Capricorn, a placement that involves using the will to succeed, finding power (using resources to succeed), and creating ambitions in physical form. Balancing the energies of Taurus (love of the earth) and Capricorn (using resources for success) is part of the equation that is presented to the world.

Tips

  1. With Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Pisces, it’s possible to attune to the mystical, spiritual world to discover insights about life, emotions, and thoughts. We can also receive unusual solutions and interesting points of view through the alignment with Uranus. It’s a supercharged position for spiritual connection.
  2. Mercury retro in Pisces can lead to reflection on past karma and patterns. The aspects (above) can lend new insights–if we’re willing to take time for meditation and seeing life from different perspectives.
  3. As a collective group, we’re revising our definition and understanding of love (Venus). Real love gives energy and light; it illuminates our path. It teaches about boundaries, generosity, and the impossibly beautiful changes that come from this state.
  4. Mars (male energy, assertion) pushes us in the direction of our goals, and Uranus spurs us onward into achievement and realization. The opposition with North Node asks that we consider the final outcome of our goal. Is the goal selfish, or does it benefit the “all”?
  5. The Great Conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn is about expanding our idealistic vision while letting go of whatever doesn’t serve us. It requires discipline and vision to create dreams. This aspect supplies both. Jupiter also sextiles Neptune (mysticism, idealism), which brings a wonderful, light feeling.

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sabian symbols provide a symbolic description of each sign and degree of the zodiac to provide deeper interpretation and understanding.

Sun/Moon on Pisces 5, “A Church Bazaar”, which represents members of the community coming together to socialize. At a bazaar, we move away from loneliness to come together for a greater cause as well as buying, selling, or exchanging goods. On a higher level, it may represent a different way of creating group cooperation for the benefit of many.

Mercury sits on Pisces 10, “An Aviator in the Clouds”, a depiction of a pilot in his plane flying high in the clouds. It’s a perfect symbol for this chart as Sun/Moon/Mercury placed in Pisces may lead us into the mystical where it feels possible to float above life problems. We need the elevated view of higher consciousness, but with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in earth, it’s equally important to find the power to build a new life by addressing issues and finding new solutions in physical reality.

Venus is placed on Aries 19, “A Magic Carpet Hovers over the Depressing Reality of Everyday Life in an Industrial Area.” The Magic Carpet provides a contrast as a symbol of spiritual life to “Everyday Life in an Industrial Life”, which represents the mundane lower aspects of life such as greed and limitation. A Magic Carpet can take us on a journey into a beautiful, spiritual landscape that ignites imagination, belief in miracles, and possibilities found only in the mystical world.

Mars is on Capricorn 5, “Indians—Some Rowing a Canoe While Others Are Dancing a War Dance”. The symbol depicts a group endeavor although everyone is not agreement with activities. It could describe the lack of agreement and cooperation within higher collective consciousness.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 19, “A Child of About Five Carrying a Huge Shopping Bag Filled with Groceries”.  The image is someone too young and too small to carry this much weight and responsibility. With Jupiter (good fortune) in this position, it could refer to those who are connected in higher consciousness and willingly carry the weight of those who live on a lower vibratory rate. It’s a way of carrying karma for the world, but perhaps our work would be equally helpful if we created joy and happiness.

 

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 Forecast: A Shift in Time

 

The New Moon heightens the overall energy. It appears on Friday, January 24.  Sun (life), Moon (emotion), and Mercury (thought) are placed in Aquarius, an air sign that rules group consciousness. Its symbol is the water-bearer, and Air represents the highest power of thought, a cosmically conscious equation moving at the speed of light, and water represents emotion, which is love on the highest level. It also signifies the power of the individual when working with group consciousness.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury are conjunct, heightening the Aquarius energy.The relatively rare conjunction of Saturn/Pluto continues; it’s an aspect that urges devotion to the soul and conscious connection through higher thoughts and vibrations. True power comes from the inner self, and there is a great deal of energy when people join together with the higher vibrations of light. It’s the way in which we can build and create a new reality. (We may have experienced the strange feeling of being between worlds in the past week as a result of the conjunction.)

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

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Saturn (karma, time) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). With this aspect, Uranus can make emotions feel electrically tense and amplify conflict in life. It’s about change. Sun, Moon, and Saturn are placed in Aquarius, the sign ruling technology, science, and electronics. Uranus is placed in Taurus, which rules the earth and creating beauty in material form. On a larger scale, the conflict is about combining the two aspects of life—and finding a harmony between science/technology, nature, and the spiritual world. On a personal level, it’s about flowing above conflicts and disharmony, which is a spiritual lesson that repeats periodically. (These aspects will last only a few days.)

Venus (feminine, relationships) is placed in Pisces. It is exalted, which expands our capability to feel and find higher forms of love.  Venus conjuncts (close to, amplifying) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it helps in seeing through the illusion to grasp universal messages and receive spiritual, unconditional love. Venus squares Mars (male, action), and it may cause conflict between the two sides of the self (yin and yang) or make it more difficult to understand the opposite sex.

Mars (male, action) is in Sagittarius, a fire sign, and it heightens creativity, desire, and drive. Mars squares (pressure, conflict) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which means it may be necessary to feel and intuit the best action—rather than receiving clear guidance. Venus and Mars (male, energy) are square, creating tension between the feminine and masculine—in relationships and within the self. Mars in Sagittarius helps in moving ahead on projects and gives a much needed feeling of optimism.

Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation, discipline) and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain in Capricorn, drawing our attention to the physical world and pushing us to create a new and different physical world for ourselves. (In my opinion, it’s about personal dedication to spirituality and higher collective consciousness with attention on positive change.)

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) is placed in Taurus, which represents the first phase of building and growing with the earth. The squares with Uranus can signify the conflict of our technological world and the importance of aligning with nature. It is possible to create a balance between science and nature, but we will have to dream up solutions and visualize them fully.

The challenge of the chart lies with Uranus. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Saturn (limitation, karma) square Uranus. It can cause frustration for less evolved people. We (and/or other people) are likely to intuit the blocked places in our lives and desire quick action and change. The chart tells us to wait for exceptional ideas and to work our way to the answer through intuition. We’re also moving into the realization that the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs of the awakened individual strongly affect the outer world (Saturn/Pluto conjunction)

 

Tips:

  1. Although the New Moon is a time of contemplation and relative quiet, all of the planets are direct until February 16, which opens a doorway for focused action. (Many of the normal frustrations of life are on hold during this time, so use the next 2-3 weeks to move in the direction of dreams and desires.)
  2. One of the challenges in the chart lies in squares with Uranus. These aspects may also bring awareness to the aspects in life that need attention and discipline. The aspect can elicit overreaction and the desire for sudden change. It’s important not to act on those impulses. 
  3. Venus (love, relationships) can give the right feelings to overcome the frustrations of the chart. We can meditate on beauty, love, and grace. We can receive the lovely waves of energy from the Venus/Neptune conjunction.
  4. The conjunction with Saturn and Pluto moves into a role of spiritual development. It offers the possibility of using higher collective consciousness to create positive change in the world.
  5. A great deal of energy is found in the chart, and it’s up to us to use it wisely. When we feel frustration or the pressure of Uranus’ energy, it’s important to find a calm, quiet place within the inner self. (This has been the lesson since 2012. When the world is loud, go within and find the stillness of the self.)

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Aquarius 5, “A Council of Ancestors Has Been Called to Guide a Man”. The symbol focuses on our power to find the truth within ourselves–including the wisdom of the elders who have walked before us. It’s about finding guidance through the inner self, the connection to the cosmos that lives within all of us. It’s how we defeat erratic energies and soar by aligning with metaphysical wisdom.

Mercury sits on Aquarius 14, “A Train Entering a Tunnel”. A tunnel represents the quickest way of moving to a particular destination. It’s a perfect symbol for the New Moon when we move briefly into darkness before returning to the light. It also asks that we quicken our spiritual work and focus our hearts and spirits on solutions and positive visualizations. It’s time to push for spiritual growth and perfect methods of working with light, sound, and the higher vibrations of the universe.

Venus is placed on Pisces 14, “A Woman Wrapped in Fox Fur”. The image depicts beauty, glamour, and wealth. It symbolizes the need to see beyond the appearances of the outer world. In a culture, which is sometimes obsessed with fame, wealth, and appearance, the symbol urges to see beyond appearances–and weigh worth by looking at ourselves and others for alignment with the inner self.

Mars is on Sagittarius 15, “The Ground Hog Looking for its Shadow on Ground Hog Day”. The image describes a sign that indicates the passage from winter into spring. Yet, we know from our environment and the signs of spring when the seasons will change. It’s about looking for a sign or confirmation from the outer world when we already know the truth within ourselves–but haven’t yet deciphered it.

Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 13, “A Fire Worshipper Meditates on the Ultimate Realities of Existence”. When meditating with a candle and/or participating in a fire ceremony, our focus is concentrated on the flame. Fire represents our relationship with the spiritual world, the flame of knowledge and love that is freely given from the universe. It may be necessary to completely shut out the material (outer) world and focus on the finding the “heart” of our lives.

 

 

 

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

 

The New Moon/Solar Eclipse appears at 12:13 am on December 26. Eclipses bring surprises and change with an undulating on-off energy that will pervade Christmas Day and the days following the eclipse. Typically, a New Moon moves consciousness into the void for contemplation, but the aspects of this chart bring high, spiritual energy into play. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in Capricorn, a sign denoting dedication, persistence, and devotion often to the outer world and (sometimes) to the inner world.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought, mind) conjunct Jupiter, planet of good fortune and expansion. Through alignment of life, emotion, and mind, we can find expansion and discover the heart’s desire. (Our true heart’s desires come from universal sources, and it’s particularly beneficial to connect with them at this time.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, mind), and Jupiter (good fortune) trine (beneficial and harmonious) Uranus, the planet of the quantum field and sudden change. It’s possible to receive gestalt thoughts, deep understanding of universal energies, or simply perceive the goodness of the One Light. It’s also important to think out of the box as Uranus rules originality and new ideas. (One caution lies with Mercury’s square with Neptune. Our thoughts may feel clouded and/or confused. It can take time to decipher intuitions and/or new realizations.)

Venus (love, relationships) in Aquarius squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which can create over-reaction in relationships—or amplify feelings of heaviness. It’s important time to contemplate the good and valuable aspects of relationships as opposed to acting on irritation and lower energies.

Mars (action, energy, male) sits in Scorpio, which gives power and insight in taking actions and making decisions. Mars trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the positive aspect can help in creating alignment with directions and intuitions from the mystical world.

Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious) will remain in conjunction for some time. This aspect is about shedding our outer self and discovering the light within through perceiving the darkness in life and illuminating it with truth.

The caution in the chart lies with aspects with the North Node in Cancer. We’re encouraged to take time to perceive the goodness in others and act in an empathetic manner whenever possible. It’s not a good time to say exactly how we feel; it can wait for a week or two until the stars change.

Several squares are formed with Chiron, the wounded healer. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, mind), and Jupiter (good fortune) square Chiron, indicating that we’re only beginning to perceive the patterns of the outer self. (Illumination and healing require time and insight.)

 

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.