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New Moon Forecast: Continual Change

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The New Moon appeared on May 15. It’s a time of slipping into the void, a short period that occurs before moving into a cycle of change. The New Moon Chart is weighted with six planets in earth. Jupiter continues to rise on the horizon, bringing good fortune and stamina. Uranus moves into Taurus on the day of the New Moon, marking a motion into the physical realization of the New Age.

With Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus in Taurus, the planets ask for a focus on beauty and growth. Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner self, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus, the earth sign ruling abundance, physical beauty, and wealth. Sun and Moon trine Mars (masculine, assertiveness), making it easier to take inspired, strong action in the right direction. Sun and Moon also trine Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can aid in illuminating the shadows in life and facilitate moving forward in the light.  (Jung taught that our gifts lie within the darkness of the self.)

Mercury (communications, electronics) recently moved into Taurus. Our thoughts may focus on abundance, beauty, and alteration of our environment. It gives connection with nature, amplifying our ability to see color, hear sound, and align with the rhythm of the natural world. Mercury in Taurus also stabilizes and grounds the body, and it aids with creating prosperity.

Mercury (communication) squares Mars (masculine, assertiveness).  Mercury in Taurus can cause stubbornness, lack of flexibility, and an inability to see the viewpoint of others, and Mars pushes the desire to act on our thoughts in an assertive and/or aggressive way. The challenge lies in saying how we feel about our frustrations, anger, or upset in a way that bring resolution.

Mercury also trines Saturn (structure, karma). A trine is a harmonoius aspect, which allows use of Saturn’s qualities such as structure, long term planning, discipline, and practicality. These qualities can be applied mentally when accessing the best way to approach future desires. Mercury conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and it can cause erratic and/or inspired, brilliant thoughts.

Venus (love, abundance, feminine) is placed in Gemini, the twins, an air sign, which encourages communication, friends, short journeys, and quick conversation. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, mysticism, illusion). The square is beneficial; it offers attunement to physical and spiritual beauty, which gives greater alignment with the inner self. Take time to see the world through this perspective.

Mars (male, assertion) will move into Aquarius on May 16.  The energies of Mars and Aquarius are not particularly compatible. Mars likes strong, direct action, and Aquarius likes to think, share big ideas, and act on causes for humanity-at-large. Put the two together, and there’s a strong desire to become more individual, promote positive group endeavors, and tune into New Age ideals. (The caution is becoming too open to ideas without considering them thoroughly and to refrain from mental superiority.)

Mars squares Uranus, which is volatile. It can denote sudden, erratic change or ideas and thoughts bordering on genius that create breakthrough moments. With this aspect – and life at this time – it’s important to identify the cause of pain in our lives and seek new, original solutions. (On a global level, it’s not enough to know there are environmental problems. We must see a solution and the change that would follow. We need to identify our highest version of the world and begin by taking small actions. The same is true with social and personal issues.)

 

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio remains close to the earth, and it lifts our spirits, gives vitality, and strength to pursue our inner goals. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the aspect renews optimism, harmony, and a sense of well-being.

Uranus

Uranus moves into Taurus today. It’s a massive change that will affect many of our perceptions about spiritual change, environmental issues, and abundance. (I’m visualizing everyone in a comfortable state of abundance.) Earth changes may accompany this shift.

Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld), indicating the possibility of becoming more resourceful when looking at the past—and the darkness of the world at large. Part of spiritual change is understanding the events within the self and world, which cast us into darkness. From this vantage point, we can vibrate above them.

Venus (love, relationships) and Saturn (karma, limitation) square Chiron, the wounded healer. The issues most likely to surface will involve love, relationships, and personal karma. However, this chart is powerful enough to help in creating a “new” self who is freer, lighter, and less reactive to old karma.

Notes:

  1. It’s a beautiful chart with Sun/Moon/Mercury in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, goddess of love and beauty. It’s a wonderful time to think about transforming our lives with these two qualities. Sun/Moon trines Pluto, offering an opportunity to transcend our current limitations.
  2. Uranus moves into Taurus, and it expands our ability to create our New Age principles in physical form. The shift appears on the New Moon, indicating the possibility of a new way of living and perceiving life.
  3. Throughout the year, Mars creates conjunctions and squares with the outer planets, emphasizing the need to reflect thoroughly on action. The best actions are well timed, resulting from the impetus of the inner self, and wrong actions come from habitual, negative emotions and repetitive thoughts based on patterns. (Mars conjuncts (close) Pluto (subconscious)—an indication that old patterns are likely to surface.)
  4. Mars in Aquarius currently squares Uranus in Taurus, which can cause erratic action, sudden change, and/or inspiration that leads to awakening. Mars square (tension) Uranus tends to bring anger and irritability to the surface. It’s easier to change the feeling and/or suspend judgement of others when we know the cause is merely temporary.
  5. We may experience the sensation of old patterns, relating to love and karma, but there are positive energies available to transmute them.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s The Sabian Oracle

Sun/Moon is placed on Taurus 25, “A Large Well-Kept Public Park” could symbolize future care of the earth as a beautiful, collective space. With current earth changes, it may represent a way of aligning with nature in a positive, group experience. (It may include care of flora, fauna, etc. It’s interesting to note that much of our wilderness is National Forest land.)

Mercury sits on Taurus 5, “A Youthful Widow, Fresh and Soul-Cleaned from Grief, Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive the Secret of Eternal Life”.  Many of us have passed through difficult soul lessons, including grief, during this entry into the New Age. The symbol indicates a possibility of transcending disappointments and grief to create a new, whole life.

Venus is placed on Gemini 26, “Winter Frost in the Woods” depicts an image of dormancy—the long sleep of nature during winter months. We may long for a new type of love, a deeper heart understanding of life. The time is not now, but it is coming as we move a shift of consciousness.

Mars sits on Capricorn 30, “Directors of a Large Firm Meet in Secret Conference”. The term, directors, could refer to the government, angels, or forces of nature. On the physical level, secrets and policies are created behind closed doors. On the spiritual level, we follow our guides and angels, which are unseen but act as directors nonetheless. (It’s also true that we’re moving into a New Age, which does seem directed by forces that are yet unknown.)

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 18, “A Quiet Path through Woods Brilliant in Autumn Coloring” refers to change, specifically to the type of change that occurs when life becomes dormant. Scorpio penetrates into the darkness, and the symbol may refer to old issues, which need clearing and releasing, before reaping the harvest of Jupiter’s benevolence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Black Moon/Solar Eclipse

 

The New “Black” Moon, accompanied by a solar eclipse, appears on February 15 at 4:05 pm. The New Moon represents the void, a time of reflection that includes planning the future and releasing unwanted aspects of the past. It’s a time of stillness before life takes on a new form in the material world.

Eclipses reset our energy with their on/off motion, and it’s helpful to focus the mind on a desirable outcome. At this time, we have the opportunity to reset our energy (through the eclipse) as part of the attainment of higher collective consciousness.

The chart for the New Moon is surprisingly clear. With Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications, mind) in Aquarius, it’s about experiencing oneness, humanitarian efforts, and moving more deeply into universal love. As with all charts, there are challenges, but they are surmountable.

Sun and Moon in Aquarius are conjunct (close to) Venus (love, feminine). Venus (love, feminine, material possessions) is placed in Pisces, where it is exalted, opening our being to the softer waves of love. Venus conjuncts (close) Neptune (Illusion, mysticism), eliciting dreams of personal and universal love. Neptune rules water (emotion), and this aspect hints at the power of overcoming obstacles (in this chart) by moving into the sea of collective love.

Venus (love, feminine) squares (tension) Mars (male, action) in Sagittarius. When Mars is placed in a fire sign, it’s passionate and energetic. Mars longs for action while Venus wants to dream about love and float on gentle waves of energy. In many ways, this square represents an aspect of human duality—the desire to act on ambition in the physical world (Mars) and the need to relax and rest on the harmony of the spiritual world. (Many of us long for resolution and integration of these two qualities, which will come at a future date.)

Mars (male action) squares Neptune, intensifying the conflict between the desire for peace and mysticism and the need to make changes in the physical world. Both states are needed in our spiritual/physical existence. Squares such as these with Venus/Mars/Neptune ask us to find a harmonious resolution. (It may be helpful to internalize the energies of love (Venus/Neptune) and collective consciousness before taking action in the outer world.)

With these aspects, Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions) and Mercury (communications, mind) square (tension) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio.  In this case, Jupiter’s good and expansive nature may work against us. Sun square Jupiter refers to exaggeration, excess, or over-promising. Moon square Jupiter can refer to excessive generosity and/or giving too much to help others—or seeing too much good in others and not the truth. Mercury (mind, communications) square Jupiter can help in creating large, wonderful plans, but they are not usually practical or wise. (Review them in a couple of weeks!)

Jupiter (expansion, beneficial) trines (beneficial)  Neptune (mysticism, idealism) in Pisces, expanding interest about the spiritual path and leading our consciousness into idealistic endeavors. Often, we meet new and different people and/or have new experiences. The trine encourages openness and personal growth.

Uranus is preparing to move into the sign of Taurus. It’s the ruler of this Age and exerts a great deal of influence. It may feel like Mercury retrograde occasionally when traffic suddenly becomes heavy, or the computer works slowly, but it’s the transition of this time. Uranus’ square with Pluto will remain until May. As part of our growth, the two planets ask us to look at the underworld and transform whatever we see into light–or into greater understanding.

Summary:

  1. The solar eclipse offers another opportunity to reset our minds on a higher ideal.
  2. Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Aquarius attune our consciousness to collective consciousness, changes made through the mind, oneness, and group endeavors.
  3. Venus is exalted in Pisces, deepening our ability to feel and experience love on a cosmic level. This is deepened by Venus’s conjunction with Neptune, the planet that connects everyone on a emotional/astral level. (We may feel more intuitive.)
  4. We’re looking for balance between the activity of the outer world and the quiet contemplation of the inner world. (Venus squares Mars, and Mars squares Neptune.)
  5. The caution is about excess–giving to much, promising too much, and making plans that are too large and not realistic.
  6. Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which can take us into deeper realization and connection with the “all”.

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.

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 appeared last night on January 16. The New Moon is a time of looking inward and waiting for new life to take form. It’s a time of reflection, which is particularly significant with a lunar eclipse on January 31—when we move in and out of the void. (In metaphysics, the void symbolizes the unknown. By illuminating it with our inner light, we find the path of the soul.)

Much of the New Moon chart is straightforward with six planets including Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto placed in Capricorn. The earth sign of Capricorn is represented by the goat, and it can refer to climbing to new heights, building structure in the inner/outer world, and success in the physical world. (The caution involves not becoming too obsessed by the trappings of the outer world.) All of the planets are direct, aiding with forward movement in the outer world.

When six planets are placed in a single sign, there’s obviously an emphasis on understanding the energies of Capricorn. In this case, the Moon (inner self, emotions) indicates our course. It sits on Capricorn 27, “A Mountain Pilgrimage”, and the mountain often refers to the spiritual quest, the desire to reach for more truth and understanding of qualities of the soul. It is the apex on the journey on a spiritual level although it can refer to reaching for more through career and endeavors in life.

The theme of long term planning, practicality, and releasing the past –– as well as what is unnecessary on our journey — remains for the next two weeks. The best way of discerning this comes from connecting with the inner self and finding the beauty of our personal journey.

Sun (life), Moon (inner self), and Venus (love, relationships) square Uranus (New Age, quantum field). In general, squares cause tension, and Uranus sends eclectic beams of energy that can bring new, fascinating, and original ideas—or interrupt the flow of consciousness. (Expect the unexpected, and review ideas before taking action.)

The universe provides a stable plan and shakes it up with Uranian energy that encourages internal growth, awakening, and seeing life from a different perspective. (Uranus is often erratic so take time to weigh the value of thoughts and ideas.) Along with this, the North Node (our spiritual path) is in Leo, making the quest about love. (It’s about bringing more love into work and everyday life—and following the heart.)

Mercury (communications, mind) placed in Capricorn is highly practical and interested in making the outer aspects of life work well. In this sign, the mind works in a slow, methodical way. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Saturn, which may give insights in overcoming patterns, beliefs, and personal history, which have caused limitation in the past.

Venus (material possessions, love, relationships) tends to run hot and cold in Capricorn with cool responses followed by reactions. which can feel heavy and cold. But it’s also about planning what we want to receive in relationships and how we need to feel love for growth and change. Venus conjuncts (close to) Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life), and Saturn (karma), which increases the possibility of realizations that reveal our inner patterns and limitations while giving insights to heal.

Mars (male, assertion) in Scorpio increases emotional flow. Its Sabian Symbol symbolizes “x-ray vision”, seeing through outer reality and its trappings to underlying truth. Mars conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). Jupiter amplifies and expands whatever it touches, and, in this case, it increases Mars’ desire to take action in the physical world.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Scorpio trines (beneficial) Neptune (illusion, mysticism) in Pisces. It’s a powerful trine between two forces. In mythology, Jupiter ruled the physical world, and Neptune ruled the seas. Both planets are placed in water, touching our dreams and visions with a lovely, hopeful energy, which is much needed in the world.

Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close to) Pluto, which can increase our power and ability to act as well as our ability to perceive our inner resources. Pluto often presents the “darkness” so that we can find our inner power to transform it from negative to positive state through reflection on the inner self.

Uranus (New Age, awakening) squares Pluto (subconscious, transformation), dredging up both the past and unknown for clearing and change.

Mars (action, male) and Jupiter (expansion) trine Chiron (wounded healer), encouraging healing through positive action and motion. Saturn (karma, limitation) squares (tension) Chiron, indicating the necessity of moving through (or rewriting) the past to heal the fabric 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.

New Moon Forecast

 

As we move into the New Age, we continue our journey into the unknown. Next week’s New Moon will be a micro-moon, which means it’s farther from the earth than usual. We tend to experience the void, a point of emptiness or new beginnings at the New Moon, and it will be amplified by other factors in the chart.

The New Moon, Full Moon, solstices, equinoxes, and eclipses are openings in the universal energy—times that offer the opportunity to receive and integrate greater knowledge. Each door holds an occult meaning. For example, the New Moon is void, the time of beginnings, and the Full Moon is the time of fruition.

The New Moon on Monday, December 18 features seven planets in fire—and five in Sagittarius, the sign of the archer. With Mercury in retrograde in Sagittarius along with four additional planets, it’s a time to redefine beliefs and realign our direction.

Sun, Moon, Venus, and Saturn conjunct (close to) Galactic Center. It’s helpful to see Galactic Center as the eye of the Milky Way that transmits light, higher information, and inspiration. Light from this distance speaks of the future, and it can take time to read and integrate the information from the “download”. (It would be helpful to take an hour for meditation.)

Focus on the future also appears through five powerful trines between Sun (life), Moon (inner self), Venus (love), and Saturn (time/karma) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change.) Trines are harmonious and promote the creation of “good” things. Uranus also represents the New Age and Quantum Change. It can transmit ideas and images, which are useful in creating a spiritually aligned future.

Mercury remains retrograde until December 22, increasing the likelihood that we will have to wait before processing the “divine” information from Galactic Center. The retrograde makes precise tasks difficult, and it’s important to slow down—and use intuition. (The Higher Mind is intuition, balanced by reason, and it’s part of the lesson of Mercury retrograde.)

Venus in Sagittarius has a relaxed view about love. It’s a free spirited energy that prefers nature and conversation. Mercury (communications) and Venus (love) squares Neptune, clouding our understanding and creating illusion. The aspect can intensify beauty and mysticism—or highlight the negative side of the imagination.

Jupiter

Mars (male, assertion) is placed in Scorpio, and it is exalted in this sign. It gives a warrior like quality to cut through the superfluous and create powerful outcomes. Mars is conjunct Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). It’s a benevolent aspect, increasing success and desire for physical activities.

Mars and Jupiter trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can bring the benefit of higher emotions along with glimpses of calm, bliss, and love. These qualities along with spirituality belong the elation of mysticism.

Sun, Moon, and Venus are conjunct Saturn. Saturn can bring a sense of heaviness along with unhappy memories from the past. Saturn rules time and karma; it can make life seem heavy. (There are many uplifting aspects in the chart. The Saturn aspect will pass in a week or two.)

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer. This placement will likely bring wounds to the surface. Squares with Chiron rarely offer solutions; they reveal the source of patterns and pain. (We may receive insights for healing through aspects with Galactic Center and Uranus—after all they represent the cosmic field.)

Both the past (Saturn, Chiron) and the future (Uranus, Galactic Center) appear strongly in this chart. The lesson lies in letting go of the pain of the past, releasing patterns, and absorbing the energies of a new world in the making. The potential lies in creative applications of new and unknown energies.

Notes:

  1. It’s important to rest and reflect with Mercury in retrograde. Use intuition to navigate when life feels confusing. Rest when it feels overwhelming. (Retrogrades are not about pushing into the future.)
  2. We will receive intuitive information about the future, the inner self, and cosmic awakening–particularly if we’re aware and meditate. Galactic Center will transmit this information around the time of the New Moon. (It will probably feel more intense on Monday, the day of the New Moon.)
  3. Mars (male energy) and Jupiter (expansion) can help with completing tasks, creating a path to success, and working with the physical body.
  4. Neptune (illusion, mysticism) continues to cloud the landscape with illusion and misdirected imagination. Hold the thought or belief for a week or so–and see if it’s true.
  5. It’s easy to feel tired or “down” with Saturn in conjunction with many planets. It may feel depressing, but it’s not. We’ll receive much energy and information for a positive future. The aspect will pass before Christmas, and our spirits will lift.

 

 

 

 

 

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: Transformation

 

The New Moon appears on Saturday, November 18, and we’ll feel its effect for the next 10-14 days. The New Moon creates a void, a useful time for releasing, resting, and revitalizing our plans. The focus of the New Moon chart is transformation, healing, and opening to higher forms of love. Many healing aspects are mixed amidst the challenges.

The Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner life, emotions) are poised together in Scorpio on the same degree—with Venus (love, material goods, feminine) and Jupiter (good fortune) also placed in Scorpio. Birth, death, sex, and transformation—along with intense, psychic energy—are represented by this sign.

Essentially, Scorpio symbolizes the dark void, which we travel through when creating change. (The feeling of the void is increased by the New Moon.) No one likes the void because we don’t know the outcome. But light always guides us to a higher, better place–if we persevere.

Venus (love, feminine) and Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) are conjunct (close) in this chart. When love and expansion come together, it’s helpful and tends to bring beauty, hope, and opportunity into our lives. Venus and Jupiter trine (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can lead us into a greater “feeling” of love. (Neptune rules water or emotion, and this aspect is harmonious. The highest expression of emotion is universal love.)

Mercury sits in Sagittarius, a fire sign, encouraging optimism, rapid thought, and interest in spirituality. Mercury conjuncts Saturn (time, karma), aiding with devotion and self-discipline. Mercury trines Uranus (awakening), which expands our ability to transcend the lower mind and to receive information from the higher, universal mind. The planet also squares (tension) Neptune, and this can cause confusion when looking at life (personal and global). Mercury square Neptune makes it difficult to separate truth and illusion. (Think of fake news, etc.)

Mars remains in Libra, which is not a wonderful placement. Mars rules action, warriors, and male energy, but Libra likes to deliberate and slowly weigh the matters of life. Currently, Mars opposes (2 opposite energies) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), and it can cause a feeling of pressure.

Everyone experiences anger about the state of world and/or their personal life. It happens, and we’re in the process of clearing it. Mars opposite Uranus can churn up anger, but it’s important to express through higher channels such as boundaries, acknowledging other people’s feelings, and speaking from the heart. (We could realize much misunderstanding occurs in relationships because of soul contracts.)

Mars squares (tension) Pluto, and it’s the same lesson on another level. Pluto (transformation, subconscious) has a way of releasing illusions about life and teaching us about how the universe would like us to align with Divine Will. (We can release anger by sending it up to the light, move into action on a new project, or transform it by changing our selves.)

Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) remain trine, helping us to integrate the old world and the new one. It simply makes acceptance of the changes in the world a bit easier—along with giving innovative ideas that can blend with structures from the past.

Sun and Moon (life and inner self) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. This aspect can align us with inner healing in a gentle way. Mercury (communication) and Saturn (time, karma) square Chiron, so it may take thought and time to incorporate the information received during the New Moon period.

Notes:

  1. The opportunity for transformation and healing comes with this chart. It’s important to decide where we want healing and change. Make decisions, plans, and listen by listening to your inner self.
  2. Neptune (illusion, mysticism) can awaken the dreams of our soul, particularly through day dreaming and meditation, It can reawaken our inner longings. Venus (love) and Jupiter (expansion) trine Neptune, which can align us with personal and universal love.
  3. In this chart, Mercury (mind, communications) is most useful on an intuitive level. Sometimes, the best answers come through meditation.
  4. Aspects between Mars, Uranus, and Pluto ask for release of frustration and anger to a higher source, the Universe. True transformation comes from exploring our hidden thoughts, emotions, and beliefs–and shining light on them.
  5. Sun and Moon trine Chiron. We will likely receive glimpses and hints of self-healing, which always involve self-love.

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon/Powerful Solar Eclipse

 

It’s a red-hot chart for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 with seven planets placed in fire. The element of fire inspires, ignites, and excites; it exudes passion, excitement, and a desire for the quest. It’s electrical, intense energy that confers sparks of creativity and emotion. 

While the chart is fabulous, presenting many, harmonious trines and aspects with Uranus (new age, sudden change, awakening), there is a passive quality imbued by six planets in retrograde and the New Moon phase. (The New Moon acts as a void. In the physical world, everything lies dormant during this time.  The same is true with retrogrades.)

Any eclipse is like throwing a circuit breaker; the energy goes off and on. But it’s more intense with a solar eclipse, and this one is definitely a big event. It contains some of the best aspects and energies in months, but it’s important to meditate and focus on dreams and desires that relate to the inner self. (It’s definitely not about everything moving into a higher form—all at once. It’s about finding our inner light and using it to shape life.)

Sun and Moon are conjunct on Leo 29, symbolized by “A Mermaid Waiting for a Prince to Bring Her Immortality”. In fairy tales and myth, the prince/princess symbolizes the union of the two sides of the self—the physical and spiritual. Obviously, this is our quest. Additionally, it’s denoted by the conjunction (close to) of Sun, Moon, and Mars to the North Node, which represents our spiritual purpose.

Sun (life), Moon (inner self, emotions), and Mars (action, masculine) trine Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) in Aries. They are Grand Trines, which make it easier to create desires in physical form. The challenge lies in discerning the desires that align with the inner self as opposed to simply creating the opportunities that we think we want.

It’s likely that meditation can bring realizations, insights, and intuitions about the path of integration, but it will take time to unravel the information. Mercury (communications, mind) is retrograde in Virgo, which can help in a surprising sense by opening the right brain and encouraging healing and creativity.  (Mercury can represent the Trickster or the Higher Mind, which is accessed through the heart.)

Venus (love, material abundance, feminine) in Cancer exaggerates emotion in a “charged” chart. It can amplify sensitivity and emotional energy.  Venus square Jupiter can undermine motivation and interest in money and wealth. Venus opposes Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can bring passion and intensity or jealous and obsessiveness.

Mars (action, masculine) in Leo brings a desire for creative, passionate action, but it’s best to wait and reflect. Mars trine Uranus brings wonderful, innovative ideas, but the energy is uncertain and a bit erratic for putting ideas into form. (While waiting for a better time, create a beautiful notebook with fabulous ideas along with a schedule for bringing them into form. Send light to it each day.) With Mars in Leo, the caution always lies with the explosive quality of emotion and drama. (The opposite state involves remaining centered and calm.)

Jupiter in Libra increases the desire for beauty, balance, and justice. An opposition with Uranus can intensify feelings of boredom and bring a desire for sudden change. Jupiter squares Pluto, indicating a tendency to stretch too much into possibility and opportunity. It’s wise to stay practical and align with the energy by taking small, focused steps.

Retrograde and Outer Planets

Uranus

 

The Solar Eclipse/New Moon Chart presents a number of aspects. Many planets including Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron are in retrograde position. When many planets are in retrograde, it is a time to review, rest, and dream.

Sun, Moon and Mars in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius, amplifying the ability to use spiritual and physical lessons in the past to create a more orderly, aligned life. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars and Saturn also trine Uranus, opens our mind to greater concepts of awakening and possibility.

Sun, Moon, and Mars conjunct the North Node (spiritual aspiration and direction), and Saturn and Uranus trine the North Node. In many ways, the chart is culmination of viewing life from the heart—and with courage—as we work together to combine the old and new worlds as a creation of love and light.

Tips:

  • It’s important to think about the power of manifestation—and the possibility of larger, better creations in the light. We may want to learn how to send light instead of reacting—or see a different outcome in place of a difficult one.
  • Light comes from inner work. We find it in meditation and reflection. Six planets in retrograde support the need for reflection and introspection.
  • With many planets in fire, there is a desire for action. But it’s not the right time. Use visualization, call angels and guides, and know the right time is coming. Wait.
  • We’re receiving a great deal of information about change and integration of time (Saturn) and awakening (Uranus). The eclipse will deliver new energies, but it will probably take time to translate them into clear thoughts, concepts, and forms.
  • Watch emotions and work to stay centered. It’s not the time for dramatic outbursts. Stay focused on work and routines. Build a better version of the self in the physical world.

Sabian Symbols based on Lynda Hill’s interpretations  

Sabian symbols give an additional interpretation for the degree of each planet.

Sun and Moon are on Leo 29, “A Mermaid Has Climbed to the Rocky Shore of a Bleak Coast; She Awaits the Prince Who Will Bring Her Immortality.” The mermaid represents the water element–a deeper understanding of unconditional love and emotion, which results from spiritual work. The Prince represents the inner self, the relationships developed and deepened from intuitional work.

Immortality—or life without duality—is a result of understanding spiritual law. It is also the conscious expression of the “true” self in physical life that results from change, sacrificing aspects of the outer self, and shaping reality into new forms.

Mercury retrograde is placed on Virgo 9, “An Expressionist Painter Making a Futuristic Drawing.” A painter creates a representation of what s/he sees and experiences in the physical world. A futurist painter uses creativity to represent his/her perception of the future.

The symbol can relate to the need to project thoughts, images, and ideas into the future for possible manifestation. Rather than simple reviewing ideas, it’s important to align the imagery with a structure, which contains the possibility of realization—and to take action to put them into form.

Venus sits on Cancer 25, “A Leader of Men Wrapped in an Invisible Cloak of Power.”  The Invisible Cloak refers to the power of good, which includes inner beauty and strength. All power involves the “test” of right use.

We must find the appropriate way of sharing our power of light, which involves love, healing, and help—without enabling the weak or helping those who may misuse it. There’s also a responsibility to develop our gifts and share them accordingly. On a higher level, individuals, who are aligned with light, have a cloak of power and protection known as the universal force.

NOTE: Aspects with Venus are difficult this week, and it’s important to know the “cloak” of power is there—even when we don’t feel it.

Mars is placed on Leo 21, “Intoxicated Chickens Dizzily Flap Their Wings Trying to Fly.” The symbol refers to intoxication of some kind through food or water. The substance has caused the chickens to forget their limitations. (While chickens can fly—if their wings are not clipped—the symbol refers to overriding our abilities and forgetting to see our limitations.)

Mars is action, and it refers to our work in the physical world. It’s important to mentally review projects on a practical level before taking action. With Mercury retrograde, it’s particularly important.

Jupiter is placed on Libra 21, “A Crowd upon a Beach”. The symbol depicts many people in a lovely location, enjoying the sun and water. A beach is typically a place for relaxation and connection with nature. (Mingling with a crowd can feel wonderful or lonely, but the enjoyment of nature is a wonderful aspect of life.) NOTE: Many of us will meet in nature while watching the eclipse!

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive 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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Planetary Change: A Super New Moon

The New Moon appears on Thurs, May 25 in the late afternoon. The New Moon represents the void in many ways-a time of reflection followed by plans for the next cycle in life. The moon sits in the space between darkness and light. (Despite advice of the almanac, anything sown on the New Moon grows very slowly-or not at all. It’s best to plan and wait.)
A Super Moon is obviously more powerful than the average New Moon, and this chart shows energy strongly placed in air (thought, communication) and  fire (passion, creativity) and Air brings beauty such as birds, butterflies, and clouds; it carries messages, but it’s not grounded. Fire makes everything move faster, and it feels intense!
With Sun, Moon, and Mars in Gemini, an air sign ruling language, words, and mentality, there is a focus on thought and communication. The mind moves very rapidly in Gemini, and part of the challenge lies in directing in thought and creating clear imagery.
(The mind is quiet when in alignment with the heart and higher consciousness.)
Sun, Moon, and Mars harmoniously trine Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra (balance/beauty), indicating the correct placement of the mind leads to positive results. (It’s important to use words in a way that creates beauty and balance-greater flow in life.)

Mercury (communications) sits in Taurus, an earth sign. This placement suggests the importance of feeling grounded, connected with nature, and speaking about practical issues from the heart. Mercury trines (harmonious) Pluto (regeneration), meaning it’s possible to regenerate both body and mind through communion with nature. (It’s also a wonderful way to release the information of the outer world and enjoy a slower, lovelier pace.)

Venus (feminine, abundance, beauty) is placed in Aries, a fire sign. Venus in Aries is passionate and fiery—much like a warrior. Venus opposes Jupiter (good fortune), which hints at the importance of a slower pace and waiting to act on passion. Venus also conjuncts (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), and this can make relationships and/or partnerships become volatile.

Venus, Saturn, and Uranus are all placed in fire signs, which can be volatile or creative. (It’s how we use the energy. Spiritual energy tends to connect into creativity. Lower emotions can lead to anger and outbursts.) Venus and Saturn (limitation, karma) are trine, which slows the motion of fire and helps with structure and cools emotion. Saturn trines Uranus (sudden change, new age.) Think of it as a meeting between the old and new worlds.

Mars sits in Gemini, which scatters mental energy throughout the general atmosphere. Mars is male energy, and it doesn’t like to think. It prefers strong action, and, now, it’s creating strong thoughts. (It’s helpful to reflect on the heart and the inner nature in these moments.) In short, think before speaking.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and this placement can make it easy to become lost in illusion—particularly with communication. It can be difficult to convey a point clearly and/or come to a clear understanding.

Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, increasing volatile emotions, strange energy, and the sensation of moving back and forth between the new world and the old world of the Piscean Age.  Uranus loves excitement, and the square shared with Venus and Jupiter, brings an uneasy feeling.

Overall, there is a great deal of exciting energy, but the lesson lies in listening to the inner self before speaking and taking action. It’s a wonderful time for writing and speaking, but it’s probably best to wait on discussing problems and making big changes. It’s wiser to contemplate nature and make gentle plans.

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive 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.