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Lovely New Moon!

 

Everything in our universe exudes energy, and the planets emit frequencies that alter how we perceive and feel energy. The New Moon, which appears on Tuesday, November 26, brings a great deal of harmonious and beneficial energy. The lovely “weather” continues through December 2nd, and we’ll continue to feel similar benefits through the first part of December.

The New Moon is time of receptivity when it’s best to take a day for quiet plans and inner contemplation. A day or two after the New Moon is the best time to move forward as the waxing moon energizes our efforts.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions, yin) are placed in Sagittarius, a fire sign that brings optimism and opportunity, encouraging opportunity and expansion. Venus (love, money, partnerships) and Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) are in Sagittarius, and they conjunct (close to) Galactic Center, which is the center of the Milky Way.

Galactic Center could represent the akasha or fifth element—the place of light, love, and divine intervention. The fifth element (akasha) holds the invisible spiritual form, which becomes apparent as we move into the light and conscious of love. Our understanding of this beautiful element expands through spiritual growth. (in metaphysics, it is one of the mysteries, which becomes clear as we proceed on the path.)

Venus represents love, warmth, and openness, but she recently moved into Capricorn, which has tighter, cooler vibrations. Venus in Capricorn can limit emotional and financial expression. It’s not a perfect holiday vibration, but we can move into warmth and abundance with extra effort.

Venus trines (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), increasing our ability to love on an universal level—and feel pleasantly happy with others. Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which helps with integrating the old and new aspects of our personal lives. (Two strong aspects with Uranus can encourage personal freedom and independence.)

Mercury (thought, communications) and Mars (physical action, male energy) sit in Scorpio, stirring up old emotions and hidden truths. Scorpio is all about what lies beneath the surface—like why you felt oddly at a party or that feeling of anxiety, which accompanies a pattern. (There’s a truth beneath the thoughts and feelings, and Mercury and Mars in Scorpio bring hidden feelings to the surface.) The two planets are conjunct, heightening the tension.

Mercury (thought, communication) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which encourages insight through spiritual perception. Mars (assertion, male) opposes Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). The opposition can create upset if we act on anger and/or lower emotions without thought or focus.

Saturn (limitation) in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto (underworld), which marks the beginning of a cycle of hard work and patience. (This aspect won’t move into direct position until January 2020.)

Notes:

  • It’s a wonderful forecast that can bring illumination and a definite love vibration into play. We’re absorbing this energy, and it’s helping on our path—regardless of whether we feel it or not.
  • The Jupiter influence is strong in the chart. Jupiter, planet of good fortune and growth, rules Sagittarius. Sun, Moon, and Jupiter are placed in Sagittarius, encouraging expansion, moving forward and spiritual growth.
  • If our emotions feel cloudy, confused, or intense, it’s because of Mercury (mind) and Mars (action, male energy) in Scorpio. We’re feeling the thought patterns, which are generated by the subconscious. These two planets ask us to explore the patterns and understand the energies beneath them.
  • It’s important to continue working on goals and dreams despite the dreamy, positive weather. Sometimes, spiritual work is incredibly important when all is going well. Many planets with positive feelings can slow down our inner work.
  • Watch the tendency to overspend, give to much, or become lost in festivities.

 

 

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.

 

Challenging New Moon

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October’s New Moon appears on Sunday, October 27 at 11:38 pm ET. New Moons create a period of the void–a lack of motion and a time for reflection. (This summer, I planted a few seeds and plants on the New Moon and watched in dismay for 2 months until they finally overcame the “lull”.)

Obviously, it’s a time to move inward, and this vibration is intensified by two factors. The Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are placed in Scorpio, an intense water sign that amplifies the emotions and interest in the unknown. Both Sun and Moon oppose Uranus, ruler of the new age and bringer of sudden change. Mercury (communications) will move into retrograde on October 31, and both Mercury and Uranus rule electronics.

Sun and Moon in opposition to Uranus may bring feelings of rebellion or irritability. Uranus sends energy in waves that can lift us into realization; it’s equally capable of making us feel stubborn and upset. It’s important to move quietly and gently, nurture the inner self, and take life at a slower pace for a week or two. The energy can feel tiring, upsetting, or energizing–and it can come in phases as uplifting on one day and exhausting on the next.

Mercury (communications) and Venus (love, relationships) are conjunct (close to) in Scorpio, giving insight into emotions and discernment about the cause of uncomfortable feelings. The mind (Mercury) and the heart (Venus) are closely linked, and it’s possible to use the connection to explore habitual emotions to find desirable insights and solutions. Mercury and Venus also trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer, which increases the ability of the mind and heart to heal together.

Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), illuminating the beauty in life, increasing awareness of help from the invisible world, and adding a dimension of spirituality to the mix.

Mars (male, assertion) in Libra seeks beauty and balance, but it squares Saturn (time, limitation), asking for examination of difficulties and limitations in the past. By clearing these blocks and understanding their meaning, we can begin creating new forms of balance between the sides of the self.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) remains square Neptune (mysticism, illusion), reducing self confidence and enthusiasm about life. Saturn (limitation, time) squares Pluto (underworld, transmutation.) We continue to task of seeing who we truly are, finding strength and courage within ourselves, and transforming our inner world.

We’re likely to experience bursts of energy and tiredness.We may feel confused and/or move between 2 directions. (Oppositions are 180 degrees apart – or 2 opposites.) However, we have the beauty and intelligence of love (Venus) and Mercury (mind). Uranus in Taurus encourages connection with the earth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

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

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

A Super New Moon!

The New Moon appears on August 30 – just in time for the holiday weekend. It’s a Black Moon, occurring as the 2nd New Moon of the month, and it’s a Super Moon, which means it’s close to the earth. It’s also one of the best moons of the year.

Typically, the New Moon brings a time of the void when nature becomes quiet, and plants and seeds refuse to grow. Time is best spent in inner contemplation, reaching into the darkness (or unknown) for new information.

However, this Moon is different. It’s quite expansive with many trines with Uranus, the planet of quantum and/or sudden change. Uranus can also bring miracles, thoughts of the highest form, and amazing change when the planets form positive aspects with it. And they do!

Of course, it’s not just about the energy. It’s also how we use or don’t use it for growth. On this note, it’s wise to take time for inner reflection and ask for and/or visualize a big, positive shift.

In this New Moon chart, many planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto) are found in earth. All of the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are in discerning Virgo, represented as the high priestess who holds the key to unseen mysteries. Virgo likes order and attention to detail, and discernment; it emphasizes health and hygiene. Virgo can also act in overly critical way. (If you feel critical, it will pass in a few days.)

However, the New Moon will not feel particularly heavy or earthy because Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) plays a huge role in the chart. Uranus can cause chaos or upset, or it can be sparkly and generous with a touch of genius—as it is in this chart.  When Uranus is at its best, it encourages discovery, adventure, and exploration of the new and unknown. There are many trines, composed of the inner planets, that ask us to jump into the future in a new way.

Mild challenges occur in aspects with Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion. None of the energies are particularly “bad”, but it’s good to have awareness about them. Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars square Jupiter.  Sun square Jupiter can bring opportunity, but there’s probably some aspect of the self that requires change. Fortunately, the aspect gives the power to push through the block. Moon square Jupiter heightens emotion and brings a tendency to exaggerate, and changeability. Venus square Jupiter heightens creativity and optimism. Mars square Jupiter bestows courage, enthusiasm, and energy.

Lovely trines are found with Saturn (karma, time). Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars trine (harmonious) Saturn. Trines with Saturn can aid with practical insights, applying our inner knowledge in a practical way, and developing our capacity for organization and management. These are helpful aspects, helping in adding stability to Uranus’ exciting, flashing energy.

Venus (love, relationships) opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), making it feel easy to project love into relationships that don’t work–or being taken in by the illusion of love. Mars (male, assertion) in opposition to Neptune can bring discouragement and/or a feeling of weakness about pursuits in life. Venus (love, relationships) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation) and adds depth to passion, love, and relationships.

All in all, it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with the spiritual world and discover a way of expressing that inner knowledge on the physical plane. With many planets in earth, the message is to find a new way of living, thinking, and loving—and to create a life that matches it.

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

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

Transformation and Altered Perception: New Moon Forecast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

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

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

Summer Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Moon/Solar Eclipse, portal for change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

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

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

Planetary Change: New Moon Abundance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planet Retrograde

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

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

Notes:

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

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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