Archive for Planets

Planetary Change: November New Moon

 

Through the beautiful weather of late fall when trees are loud in color—yet, flowers continue to bloom—the New Moon appears on Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 am.

The New Moon is quieter than the Full Moon when energies are at their height and intensity. This moon phase moves our consciousness into the void, the place between worlds where we can contemplate life and focus our energies for the next cycle. This month’s moon follows Friday the 13th, a day that was once sacred to the goddess, adding to the depth and stillness associated with this phase. (Friday is ruled by Venus, and thirteen represents the void that follows the cycle of the completion indicated by the number 12.)

It’s a feminine moon with eight planets in earth and water, and the forecast brings a slight lift in the current energies, which can often feel heavy and dense. Aspects with Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune provide a positive boost of energy. (We’re in the last phases of 2020’s heavy and often difficult energy.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotion), and Mercury (communication) in Scorpio intensify deep emotions and increase intuition.  Aspects with the Sun and Moon lighten the chart, adding optimism, a gentle flow of peace, and the opportunity for self-expression through art and other media.

Sun and Moon trine Neptune, the planet of illusion and mysticism, which heightens creativity and our ability to step into the unseen world. Sensitivity and emotions are increased. Dreams are particularly important and may reveal spiritual and/or conscious themes

Sun sextile Jupiter (expansion) boosts confidence and brings feelings of happiness and optimism. Sun sextile Moon sextile Jupiter increases positive feelings, clears the mind, and gives alignment with positive side of life. Uranus heightens curiosity, unusual encounters, and creativity. (It also causes difficulty with routine.)  Moon sextile Uranus brings unusual encounters, changeable moods, and increased intuition.

Mercury (communications) in Scorpio adds to the overall intensity and gives depth to emotion. However, thoughts tend to lack clarity as Mercury squares (tension) Saturn (limitation), which may cause tension when we oscillate between past memories and the desire to move ahead with a new thoughts and aspirations. There’s also confusion between Mercury (personal mind) and Uranus (the higher mind); their opposition may make it difficult to incorporate larger, universal thoughts into the present moment.

Mars is direct—at last—after 2 ½ months of retrograde, which include heavy feelings and stifled emotions. Frustration, anger, and lack of motivation will slowly lift in the next few weeks, and overall energy will increase. Mars remains square Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). Both aspects increase drive for success and desire for achievement, but they are often viewed from the ego’s perspective—as opposed to the good of the “all”. Fortunately, this tendency is softened by Mars in direct position.

Venus (love, relationships) is in Libra, a sign ruling beauty and balance. Venus forms contradictory angles and aspects for next week or so. Venus, opposes Mars (action, energy) in Aries.  The aspect intensifies emotions associated with relationships, heightens passion, and can spark anger/frustration. Venus square Jupiter increases the desire for excess, which is reflected in overspending, overeating, and self- Venus square Saturn causes tiredness and a desire to retreat and rest. Venus square Pluto increases tension and intensity in relationships, particularly with the issue of power.

Jupiter (expansion) conjunct Saturn (limitation) expands opportunities and desire for growth. Saturn creates barriers for growth, but Jupiter helps with overcoming them. Actually, it’s a time when dissatisfaction can become positive—if we decide to change. Jupiter sextile Neptune increases harmony and good fortune. Opportunities often appear under this aspect.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto continue to affect our lives through COVID, isolation, and the difficulty of the structures in the outer world. Fortunately, it begins to change in January 2021. The energy lingers for some time, but it begins to fade as we move into another cycle of time and energy.

Tips

  • A slight, positive shift in energy begins with the New Moon. Aspects with Sun and Moon encourage creativity, prayer, and meditation. Sun/Moon trine Neptune places emphasis on dreams, signs, and messages from the unseen world. Intuition is expanded through aspects with Uranus.
  • Mercury (thought, communications) is affected by its placement in Scorpio, making it difficult to separate thoughts and emotions. Mercury opposes Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), meaning we travel between the clear thoughts of the higher mind and the static of the lower mind.
  • Mars (energy, assertion) is direct, slowly clearing the frustrated feelings of the past few months. Also, our physical energy will increase substantially in the next few weeks. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (underworld, collective consciousness), which can increase the desire to succeed and/or push forward with goals.
  • Venus (feminine, relationships) forms many different aspects in this chart ranging from overly indulgent to intense emotion to the desire to escape from life. (I imagine we’ll experience the many influences over the next week or so.)
  • Jupiter (expansion) conjuncts Saturn (limitation, karma). Although Saturn is associated with karma, it can also act as the teacher. It creates hurdles and blocks, which build skills that are necessary for success. Jupiter enlarges these skills, giving optimism and drive to create a new and better life.

 

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.

Planetary Change: Halloween’s Blue Moon

 

When the veil opens on Halloween, the Full Blue Moon appears. Full Moons are intense, and it’s particularly true in this case.  The chart presents odd aspects such as Sun (life) in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) and Moon (emotions) conjunct Uranus. Uranus can act as a wild card, causing emotions and thoughts to suddenly change. Conversely, it can give brilliance and sudden insights into universal truths. It’s a strange forecast with energy moving in many directions, which is fitting for Halloween.

The Full Moon focuses on feminine energy with Sun in Scorpio, a water sign, and Moon in Taurus, an earth sign.  Water and earth signs are feminine and receptive, and they urge acknowledging emotion, finding understanding of internal states, and creating change in the physical world. Sun in Scorpio heightens intensity, intuition, and emotion. Moon in Taurus, an earth sign, is stabilizing and grounding.

Sun (life) in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) can cause nervousness, tension, or irritation. It can also bring about sudden reactions and impulsiveness. Moon (emotion) conjuncts (close to) Uranus adds electrical energy and volatile emotions. With Moon and Uranus placed in Taurus, an earth sign, it’s possible to turn to grounding, exercise, and meditation to calm nervous energy and focus emotion.

Sun trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it’s a beautiful placement, which can bring quiet contemplation and deeper understanding of the spiritual world. It can also quiet emotion and increase feelings of peacefulness. It opens the soul to receive intimations from the Divine.

Part of energetic work involves changing our perception when we feel a particular planetary or karmic influence. We accomplish this by moving into a higher level of life (and light.) For many of us, the full moon awakens subtle energies, which encourages our inner aspirations. The trick is to continue embracing them—regardless of the sensations of life.

Mercury (communications, electronics) remains retrograde until November 3, and it will likely affect the election. It’s difficult to work with electronics and find clarity when Mercury is indirect. Additionally, Mercury squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Mercury square (tension) Jupiter can bring optimism and the ability for long-term planning. It can also heighten restlessness and impracticality. Mercury square Saturn relates to increases negative feelings of isolation and worry. Mercury square Pluto stimulates deep thinking and the desire to realize greater truth.

Venus (feminine, love, relationships) is beautifully placed in Libra, an air sign. Venus in Libra heightens our appreciation for beauty and art; it increases the ability to create harmonious relationships. Venus trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, karma), bringing stability, balance, and stability to love relationships. (This is a wonderful aspect for this particular chart!)

Mars in Aries continues in its retrograde until November 13. In the last weeks of Mars retrograde, our physical energy tends to decline. Mars retrograde in Aries pulls on our physical energy, and it may create layers of repressed anger and frustration. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Mars square Jupiter sometimes acts as a motivating force, pushing plans to action. Mars square Saturn brings frustration and inhibition. Mars square Pluto can give an intense desire to overcome limitations and increased drive. (On the level of collective consciousness, it can cause frustration, violence, or ruthlessness.)

The squares between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, which influence the current world structure and transition, remain in place as we move through a profound series of changes, which can lead to positive or negative transformation on the collective level.

Summary

Many aspects are found in the chart, which can cause tiredness, agitation, or nervousness, through the first week of November. However, there are also aspects that aid in seeing beauty, grounding energy, and finding the inner self. It’s best to pull into meditation, stillness, and higher frequencies whenever possible. It’s how we send light and positive change to the current chaos while maintaining our center and continuing with spiritual growth. (It also protects us from the outer energies of the world.)

Tips

  1. It’s a feminine chart with many signs in water and earth, which can help with grounding and inner flow, but more challenging aspects dictate a considerable effort with flow and focus of consciousness.
  2. Many aspects cause conflicting and sudden emotion. When we feel emotional, realize it’s temporary. Avoid arguments and talk later when the energy is calmer.
  3. Mercury (communications) in retrograde confuses the mind, electronics, and travel. The Sun’s opposition with Uranus heightens it. On the positive, there’s only another week of the retrograde.
  4. Sun (life) trine Neptune (mysticism) is a lovely, supportive influence that can connect us to divine forces and insights. Venus (love, relationships) is in Libra, accentuating the beauty in life, and Venus’s trine with Saturn stabilizes relationships.
  5. Mars retrograde in Aries can bring tiredness, agitation, and anger. It can help in pushing through blocks and completing projects.
  6. It’s helpful to know the aspects and their influences are only temporary, and many feelings and emotions are transitory.

 

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: 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.

Full Corn Moon Forecast

 

The full Corn Moon appears on Wednesday, September 2. As the first leaves change color and grapes fall to the earth, it marks the turn of the world into the season of harvest. The forecast features a Virgo Sun and Pisces Moon, combining the mysticism of Pisces and the practicality of Virgo. In some ways, it’s perfect as many of us are feeling the call of the cosmos–the dreaminess of the universe speaking through our intuition and hearts. At the same time, we may yearn for positive expression in the physical world.

The problem with mysticism involves our interpretation through the ego, which is rarely obvious, and applying our insights in daily life. It’s one thing to understand how energy works a particular way –and an entirely different pursuit to remember to apply it on a regular basis. The first area of difficultly lies with misinterpretation; our ego has a way of wanting life to appear in a certain way—along with a willingness to misread it. Our hearts read life in a way that is crystal clear; it’s believing and acting, which construe the challenge. The combination of Virgo Sun/Pisces moon may give the opportunity to become more discerning and move more deeply into the true self.

Sun (life) trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). Sun trine Jupiter denotes a sense of optimism and expansion. Sun trine Uranus expands mental and spiritual abilities such as original ideas, breakthrough thoughts and realizations, and a desire to express individuality.

Moon (emotion) in Pisces connects our consciousness to the unseen world; t opens the veil between worlds, increasing intuition. Moon conjunct (close to) Neptune (mysticism, illusion) gives greater reception to the mystical through prayer, visualization, and contemplation. It’s how we hear God, the universe, and angels. It’s the feeling received after prayer when we feel the lift after asking for help on a spiritual level.

Mercury (communication) in Virgo trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld). The three trines create the possibility of positive communication, strong structure, and the ability to solve mysteries and find answers (Pluto). (Virgo is an earth sign ruled by Mercury, which aids in communication.)

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Cancer, a water sign. Venus opposes Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld, transformation). It’s likely that we may feel other people are acting out of sync with our loving nature. Venus squares (tension) Mars (energy, assertion). However, Venus is conjunct (close to) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), offering a way to move into higher love and align with beauty to overcome the more dissonant energies.

Mars (energy, male) remains in Aries, a fire sign, which pushes us into action. (Mars will move into retrograde in mid-September, and it can make life feel frustrating. Use this time to work on calm emotions.) Mars squares Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (collective energies, transformation), and we may feel that it takes a big push on our part to take the next step or pursue the right action.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is direct. When Jupiter in Capricorn moves out of retrograde, it expands our drive to succeed and move in the direction of our goals. It’s also supportive on the path of light. (The caution involves realism in relationship to our goals, practicality, and wise, balanced use of money and growth.) Jupiter trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) gives insights when combining the new and old aspects of life.

The conjunctions, associated with COVID and changes in the outer world, involve Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. They will continue throughout the year.

 

Notes:

  1. The chart helps in experiencing the mystical side of the self in physical reality. We receive energy for orderliness and clear thought of Virgo as well as the spiritual insights of Pisces. Sun trines Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum change), which helps with optimism and receiving new thoughts and answers.
  2. Sun (life) and Mercury (communications) oppose Neptune (mysticism/illusion). With this aspect, it’s important to check intuitions twice before taking action because our communication from the unseen world is not always clear.
  3. The power of writing, speaking and communicating is heightened through Mercury’s trines with Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation).
  4. We may feel out of sync with our loved ones as Venus opposes Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) It’s wise to focus on universal, unconditional—and know the aspects are like a passing storm.
  5. Squares with Mars (energy, male) may make life feel frustrating—or push us into action in the achievement of individual goals.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Virgo 11, “A Boy Molded in His Mother’s Aspirations for Him”.  Direction and shaping in childhood can act as a two edged-sword. Our character can be altered through discipline, experience, and perseverance, which can enhance and/or detract on the spiritual path. Sometimes, personal potential is enhanced by parents and authority figures. It can also bring confusion about who we truly are. Virgo rules mental discernment, and the oracle asks that we review our memories and find the truth of our childhood for ourselves.

Moon is placed on Pisces 11, “Men Traveling A Narrow Path, Seeking Illumination.” The symbol generates an image of the spiritual path, which is wide in the beginning of the journey but narrows near the top. In this chart, Moon (emotions) conjuncts Neptune (mysticism, illusion), indicating vision and direction for those who seek a higher path.

Mercury sits on Virgo 25, “A Flag at Half-Mast in Front of a Public Building”. The imagery refers to the expression of grief and loss for accomplishment and achievement for someone or a cause. Positive appraisal and loss are expressed as a public gesture.

Venus is on Cancer 26, “Guests Are Reading in the Library of a Luxurious Home”. Venus represents love, beauty, and resources. Perhaps, the symbol asks us to take time for self-care, quiet, and relaxation, which is an expression of self-love.

Mars sits on Aries 28, “A Large Disappointed Audience”. Mars is overall energy and assertion, and the large, disappointed audience may refer to the feelings of group consciousness, particularly in response to this particular time. (We may have planned a beautiful year, but everyone feels slightly frustrated with the current circumstances.)

Jupiter is on Capricorn 18, “A General Accepting Defeat Gracefully.” It’s an interesting symbol for Jupiter, which represents expansion and good fortune. However, acceptance of outcomes in life can open our consciousness to new possibilities as well as creating character.(Perhaps, it refers to the energy of this year, which is very different from our expectations.)

 

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.

Full Moon Forecast: Powerful Energy

 

The Full Moon appears on Monday, August 3 at 11:58 am. The Full Moon heightens energy and intensity; it increases growth, germination and fruition in the physical world. Sun in Leo indicates the importance passion, drama, and living from the heart. It’s a fire sign, encouraging work on desires, self-expression, and creativity.

The Full Moon sits on Aquarius 12, “People on a Vast Staircase Graduated Upwards”, which may represent ascension/awakening for those connected in humanitarian efforts and/or a higher light level. Aquarius is an air sign, symbolized by the Water Bearer, a star being who pours positive emotion (water) on the planet.

Sun (life, light) trines Mars (assertion, male energy), denoting self-confidence and strength with self-assertion. It enhances leadership and creative abilities. Sun and Moon (emotions) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) can heighten moodiness, cause sudden changes in feelings (and outbursts) and create a feeling of instability. On the positive, Uranus supports a positive attitude, independence, and the desire to move forward in a new way.

Mercury (communications) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign. In this placement, thoughts and emotions are easily confused and misread, but it can give greater understanding to personal thought processes and lead to compassion for others. Mercury trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which brings a lovely interplay between the rational and intuitive mind. Mercury opposes Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (transformation) in Capricorn.  The oppositions can cause conflict between our desire to communicate our thoughts and the limitation of  a time of isolation and structural change. (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are three planets, which influence the pandemic.)

Venus (relationships, income) in Gemini squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cause emotional reactions and hypersensitivity in relationships. On the positive, it aids in seeing the loveliness of life and artistic creations.

Mars (energy, assertiveness) is placed in Aries, which encourages moving forward in life and acting on plans for change. Mars squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion), which heightens the drive to succeed and make bold plans. Mars squares Saturn (karma, limitation), and the aspect brings frustrations, challenges, and tests. Patience and perseverance are required! Mars squares Pluto (transformation, underworld), indicating a feeling of pressure and intensity to achieve one’s goals.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sits in Capricorn, an earth sign.  Jupiter trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), and the harmonious aspect delivers good luck, opportunity, and a broader vision of life. It can also benefit new ideas and creativity. Jupiter sextiles Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which gives uplifting feelings and a sense of optimism and lightness.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain in conjunction, which influences the corona virus, changes in the structure of the world, and perception of life on a global level.

Tips:

  1. The chart expands humanitarian energy, desire for mystical growth, and creativity. Sue in Leo and Mars in Aries heighten creativity and drive. Mercury trine Neptune helps to link the rational and intuitive mind. Venus square Neptune increases sensitivity and artistic perception. Jupiter trine Uranus opens the mind to creative, new ideas.
  2. Some of aspects cause feelings of frustration. Mars square Saturn brings tests and difficulties. Mars square Jupiter creates the desire to push through limitations, but a slower pace is needed to move through the blocks and tests.
  3. Mercury (communications) opposes Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, making it difficult to succinctly express our thoughts.
  4. Sun and Moon square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) can denote a feeling of instability—the flux of change. However, Uranus lends support when our consciousness is focused on the positive.
  5. As usual for 2020, it’s not an easy chart, but it offers a great deal to those who want awakening and growth.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Leo 12, “An Evening Garden Party of Adults”, which depicts a break from everyday life and work, which encompasses socialization and the physical beauty of the world. The symbol could refer to our zoom meetings and teleseminars, used to learn more about the universe, the sharing of summer beauty on social media, or merging consciously with others who perceive the loveliness of the natural world. (True socialization happens among peers with similar interests and desire for growth.)

Moon sits on Aquarius 12, “People on a Vast Staircase Graduated Upwards”. It’s a perfect symbol for awakening humans who desire a higher level of understanding and universal love.  The energy of the moon actually pulls us together on a harmonious vibration.

Mercury is placed on Cancer 28, “An Indian Girl Introduces Her College Boyfriend to her Assembled Tribe”. Mercury rules communication, and the symbol indicates the need for diversity, open-mindedness, and a wider view as we move into spiritual maturity. It addresses the importance of stretching one’s horizon of thought, emotion, and beliefs on the spiritual journey.

Venus is on Gemini 27, “A Young Gypsy Emerging from The Woods Gazes at Far Cities”. The oracle points to the desire for new experiences, leaving the past behind, and creating new perspectives about life. Expansion of self can result from independence and exploration.

Mars is on Aries 20, “A Young Girl Feeding Birds in Winter”. Gentleness, love for nature, and benevolence are portrayed in this symbol. The value of nurturing, helping others and alignment with nature are emphasized as needed qualities in our actions, which is ruled by Mars.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 20, “A Hidden Choir Singing During a Religious Service”.  The symbol hints at “hidden” or invisible forces, acting to raise our vibration and hearts. Although we can’t see the source, we can hear and feel uplifted by the sound and energy.

 

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.

Full Moon Forecast: Intense Weather Ahead

 

The Full Moon appears on July 5 at 12:44 am ET, accompanied by an eclipse, the last in a series of three. The Full Moon is particularly potent with the presence of the eclipse, and it tends amplify whatever we think or feel. Think of all of the energies on the earth in a heightened state along with the growth and expansion associated with the Full Moon.

Fortunately, we’ve had practice with distancing ourselves from lower emotions and aligning with higher frequencies in past months. We’re probably ready for the reset that eclipses can bring.  However, it requires skill to deal with the energies in general, particularly the upset of those around us.  (A place of peace is a good beginning.) It’s important to stay in higher frequencies when possible as eclipses can raise our light level – if we receive the energy.

It’s a feminine chart with many placements in water and earth—an indication of the power of passive manifestations (seeing a desired outcome in the mind and watching it take form.) It’s a wonderful time to focus on manifestations and meditation. Five planets in retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) tend to quiet the energies.

Sun (life) is in Cancer, a water sign represented by the crab—and the mother who rules the feminine and the sea. Moon (emotions) is in Capricorn, the earth sign that rules structure. Several strong influences run through the chart including Mercury (communications) in retrograde, Venus moved direct, making it easier to send love and light, and Mars (action) moved into Aries, which denotes forward movement.

Sun (life, self) conjuncts (close to) Mercury (communications), which opens the door to the higher self, which can find the truth and choose the right answer. Sun (life) opposes Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), creating a tendency to overindulge and become overly optimistic. It can also lead to overworking. Sun trines (harmonious) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), allowing an influx of mystical information and access to our inner muse.

Moon (emotions) opposes Mercury, increasing duality between emotion and thought—or the sensation of bouncing between the two forms of expression. Moon (emotion) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field).  This aspect helps in perceiving the unusual and intuitive abilities that are inherent within the self. It increases our intuitive feelings, opens our consciousness to exciting, new activities and/or happenings. It also allows greater perception of communication from the universe–and deeper understanding of the self. Moon (emotions) is conjunct (close to) Jupiter, and it’s  a wonderful aspect, increasing faith in inherent quality of goodness and encouraging our desire to help others on a global level.

Mercury is in retrograde, which confuses the flow of everyday life–a state that has become familiar. With Mercury in Cancer and the approach of the eclipse, emotions may feel intense. It’s good to remember that Mercury rules more than communications or the mind. It also rules intuition and the higher mind, which gives connection with universal energies. (We can go into our heart and connect to the higher mind when we truly need direction.) Mercury sextiles (positive) Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), and the aspect can give bursts of inner knowing and/or brilliant ideas.

Venus (love, partnerships, material wealth) is direct in Gemini, increasing harmony in relationships, success with business and money, and heightening appreciation of beauty. When Venus is direct, the world feels better and happier. Placed in Gemini, Venus helps with short-term travels, creating beauty and art through new ideas, and amplifying love. Venus trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, structure), and this helps in perceiving the “good” in others and concepts relating to rebuilding our lives on the basis of love.

Mars is in Aries, a fire sign, which helps in moving ahead in life, acting on projects, and developing physical strength and inner willpower. Mars conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, and the aspect brings the pain to the surface so we can see the truth and make changes. The aspect also helps in bringing our gifts to world to help and serve others. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) square Mars, creating tension between the flow of the way we feel, think, and live and the desire to take action. We may need to move into new thoughts, perceive life in another sense, or create new habits of feeling emotion to take needed steps.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) return to the conjunction in Capricorn, which began early in the year, marking on the onset of the corona virus and changes of structure in the outer world. However, the planets are in retrograde, which may contract the flow of energy. (Let’s see it happening.) Aspects with Pluto tend to reveal hidden truths, which are not comfortable, but they lead to evolution and transformation.

Tips:

  1. The energies will feel intense through July 4-6 when we’ll feel the combined energies of the Full Moon and the eclipse most. Use the energy to manifest a higher frequency and happier life. Spend time focusing on the sensation of the inner self.
  2.  The feminine energies in the chart heighten emotion, but they also ground and support our energy. It’s a good time to focus on passive manifestation, the art of visualizing what you want.
  3. There are many supportive aspects in the chart  Venus (love, material goods) direct helps with love and money, Sun conjunct Mercury increases the ability to tap into brilliant answers and ideas, Sun trine Neptune links the consciousness to mystical information, and Mars in Aries wants us to move ahead with our plans.
  4. Admittedly, there are perplexing aspects. Mercury is retrograde, causing mild chaos and disorderly thoughts. Our emotions and thoughts can feel contradictory. Our habits and way of life may frustrate efforts in expression of thoughts and action.  Sun opposition Jupiter expands our need to overdo. Nevertheless, there are good aspects that open the mind to divine inspiration and higher realization.
  5. In 2020, we seem to have a lack of easy charts. Perhaps, we’re graduating to a higher level 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.