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Autumn Equinox Forecast

 

The autumn equinox indicates the energetic trend for the next 3 months. It occurs on Saturday, Sept. 22.  It’s a beautiful time of year when the Sun moves into Libra, a planet ruled by Venus, that brings beauty, balance, and light. 

Overall, the chart presents challenges with a T-square (Sun/Mercury, Saturn and Chiron) and the continuation of the Mars/Uranus square. More importantly, it presents divine guidance and insights through beautiful trines, which give encouragement and mystical help. (For many, life may have felt heavy and/challenging in the past few weeks, but this chart provides energies to rise to the next level of personal/spiritual development.)

The Sun is in the last degrees of Virgo but will soon move into Libra, the sign of balance, beauty, and art. The Sun (life, light) and Mercury (communication) in Libra are conjunct (closely placed), amplifying our ability to access the higher mind through both logic and creativity. Sun trines Mars (action, male), which activates the proper use of physical energy through action, thought, and word. Sun’s square with Saturn (karma) activates motion between our memories and patterns of the past and our desire to create a more positive future. (We’ll move between the 2 states.)

Moon (emotions, inner self) is beautifully placed in Pisces, a water sign. The Moon trines Venus in Scorpio, allowing positive, feminine emotions, which aid in finding the flow in life. Moon sextiles Saturn (the past) and Uranus (sudden change, awakening), bringing together the two aspects of life in synchronous way. Moon conjuncts (close to) Neptune in Pisces, and this heightens the ability to glimpse the unseen world, intensifies night dreams, and increases artistic ability and insight.

Mercury (communications) sits in Libra, encouraging reflection and balance. It trines (harmonious) Mars, encouraging proper, enlightened action that encompasses thought about all sides of problems and issues. Mercury squares (tension) Saturn, asking for consideration of old karmic debts and patterns, which can cloud perception and depth of thought.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Scorpio; it intensifies all emotions about relationships of every type. (Passion is wonderful when it is correctly directed.) Venus squares (tension) Mars, increasing the possibility of misunderstandings in relationships and necessitating the pause, generated by clear thought. Venus opposes Uranus (sudden change, awakening), inciting strong thoughts, emotions, and possibly actions based on old patterns – or realizations, which can give grace to recognize and release them. Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), opening consciousness to ideals and ideas based on intuitively perceived information.

Mars (action, male) sits in Aquarius, emphasizing thought, fixed perceptions, and connection with humanity. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which can accelerate tendencies to act and/or speak strongly about personal beliefs and feelings. It can also teach us to hold back and consider the validity of perpetual responses – and create new perceptions based on universal truth.

Jupiter (good fortune) is in Scorpio, a magnetic, intuitive water sign. In this position, Jupiter urges us to find the truth behind repetitive situations to find good fortune in life. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Neptune, encouraging and accentuating the importance of intuitively seeking answers behind the “veil”. The aspect also gives hope and encouragement to seekers.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) is beautifully highlighted in this chart. The Moon conjuncts (close) Neptune, intensifying our ability to perceive the mystical world. Venus (love) and Jupiter (good fortune) trine Neptune, indicating our most desirable answers can be found through meditation, beauty, and the contemplation of love. Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism) are sextile Pluto (subconscious). The aspects hint at ease with finding subconscious or hidden truths more easily than usual as we continue on our spiritual quest.

T-Square with Sun/Mercury, Saturn, and Chiron

Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) are opposite Chiron, which encourages looking at old wounds when focusing on improvement in life. Jupiter trines (harmonious) Chiron, creating ease with the process, and Saturn (karma) squares Chiron, indicating the need for more integration of the wounded self.  Sun/Mercury square (tension) Saturn, which creates conflict between life/higher mind and patterns/circumstances based on the past. Sun/Mercury square Chiron, pointing to old wounds, which require clearing. Saturn opposes Chiron, intensifying the presence and feelings of the past, which were associated with the initial pain. (Positively speaking, T-squares exert pressure that can lead to clearing blocks and obstacles.)

 

Tips:

  1. Beautiful, feminine energy is exuded through aspects with Moon, Venus, and Neptune. These three feminine planets are placed in water, soothing emotion through spiritual vibrations. Meditation, focusing on angels, and recording dreams can help with attuning to the mystical energies presented in the chart.
  2. Mars (male) square Uranus (sudden change, awakening) is the aspect, which brought irritated and angry feelings to the surface – and desire for action – throughout the summer. In this chart, it is softened by a trine with the Sun and Mercury. (Sun and Mercury send light and the wisdom of the higher mind to rowdy Mars, lord of action and disputes.)
  3. A T-square places intense pressure on our consciousness to realize the patterns caused by old wounds and karma. When we realize the truth about the hurt and pain in our past – which is energetic at its root – it’s possible to change how we experience life. This shift provides freedom for growth.
  4. Neptune (mysticism, idealism) is beautifully placed in the chart. It can connect us to the creative imagination, spiritual ideals, or simply the loveliness of the world.
  5. The elements (fire, air, water, and earth) are fairly well distributed with a lack of fire, but the energy should feel much better than earlier in the month. The difficulties in the chart are met with equivalent, positive, and spiritual forces. (The universe supports us through the next shift.)

 

 

 

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 Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse

The Full Blood (Red) Moon appears on Friday, July 27 with the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The Full Moon Eclipse is a powerhouse, and it can ignite emotions and erratic actions. It can also act as a catalyst for realizing the potential and beauty of the inner self. If we choose, the eclipse can act as a door into self-awareness and development of spiritual gifts. (Astrology consistently presents equations of energy, which affect emotion and reaction; however, the placement of the consciousness is the determining factor in the outcome.)
Sun (life) is in Leo, increasing passion, drama, and the desire to live through the heart. It brings vitality, courage, and creativity into life. Moon (mother, emotions) is placed in Aquarius, the air sign that rules group endeavors, individuality, and mentality. The Moon is almost exactly conjunct Mars, and the degrees of their placement refer to “A Council of Ancestors” (Moon), indicating guidance from souls who walked the same path, and “A Hindu Healer Glows with Mystic Power” (Mars), which may hint at the best way of using our energy.
Mars (energy, male, assertion) is at its brightest since 2003, and it’s close to the earth. Mars’ aspects with Jupiter and Uranus intensify its power – and our energy. Mars is currently in a retrograde position, but its energy can feel like running in place or living in hyper-drive without a clear focus.
Mercury (communications) moves into retrograde on July 26, and it slows progression of many aspects of life. Mercury (communications) in Leo (fire) is passionate and dramatic. In retrograde, it may mean our passions need tempering by focusing on the heart – and questioning their alignment with the inner self. Mercury’s retro position asks for rest, relaxation, and review of life. It slows travel and communications.
Venus in Virgo can be critical or wise. But Venus’ influence is mainly positive with a sextile with Jupiter (good fortune), meaning love is aligned with expansion and growth. Venus and Neptune are opposed, which can result in difficulty discerning illusion and reality –specifically within relationships. (This aspect also heightens our sense of beauty.) Venus (love, feminine) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), adding power and energy to the aspects of life that we love.

Squares

Squares cause tension between two energies. The tension can sometimes push us into finding new methods and ways of dealing with life. They can also feel frustrating. It’s helpful to know we do have the power to transcend them. (Besides, we are always tested before moving into the next level of consciousness, which the eclipse definitely offers.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications), and Mars (action) square Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion. These squares are in fixed signs, possibly reflecting stubbornness, lack of flexibility, and changes that lead to growth. Sun square Jupiter may reveal how our vision of life requires expansion and growth. Moon (emotions) square Jupiter draws old emotions and limitations of the past to the surface and their conflict with a need for growth. Mercury (communications) square Jupiter can cause procrastination and a sense of laziness.

Mars (action) square Jupiter gives enthusiasm, energy, and zest for life, but Jupiter can make the passion excessive and impulsive.Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Mars (action, male, passion) square Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and awakening. Sun square Uranus increases the need for personal freedom and the feeling of being different or not fitting into groups. Moon square Uranus can cause unpredictable, rapid changing emotions, making it difficult to focus and complete tasks. Mars square Uranus denotes creative, erratic, and passionate energy that can be channeled or explosive.

Jupiter (expansion) trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism) with a continuance of a hopeful, light and optimistic feeling, which has been helpful during the summer months. Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (New Age, awakening) bestows a positive intermingling of concepts of the Piscean and Aquarian Age.

Positive aspects with Chiron (the wounded healer) include a trine with Sun, making life and healing align, and sextiles with Moon (emotions) and Mars (action). Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Chiron, indicating the need to find the source of our limitations and clear them with active consciousness.

Notes:

  • Awakened people (like you) may feel tension, but you should be capable of dealing with the energies throughout the weekend. However, not everyone is like you. The world may present chaotic actions and energies, but you know how to change energy so send peaceful vibrations into the space around you and out into the world (Think of peace as beautiful blue-green waves that bring calm and love.)
  • The present moment (and throughout the week) is NOT time for acting on repressed feelings, talking to others about unfair behavior, or beginning a new project. (Write letters and emails that you never send.) With many planets in retrograde, take time to meditate on the beauty of your desires – and the opportunity to do so. After all, it’s a gift.
  • Mercury is retrograde, limiting travel and mental expansion. Mercury retro tends to slow communications, travel, computers, and electronics. It also tends to cause confusion. It’s a time to rest, review, reflect, and remain consistent with spiritual practices.
  • Squares with Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) can limit the outcome of best efforts and cause frustration. Sun (life, self), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action, masculine) square Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which may prompt eccentric or sudden action. It’s far wiser to delay the action and go within. Let the universe ease waves of pressure and discontent by listening to the subtle voice of the inner self.
  • The Lunar Eclipse presents an opportunity to travel more deeply into the inner self. Think of it as walking into the light and reconstructing life into a higher form. Meditation and reflection are needed to accomplish this task, but the universe is sending light to help us on the path.

 

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s book and work

Sun is on Leo 5, “Rock Formations Towering over a Deep Canyon.” Rock formations could refer to structures of structures of the past or the time element of the planet. Either way, one has to wait and standstill while waiting for help, or climb down into the chasm and/or void.

In the spiritual world, this is known as taking a leap into the unknown, a way of letting go of safe structures and leaning on faith. (On the positive, it can also refer to the power needed to descend into the unknown.)

Moon is on Aquarius 5, “A Council of Ancestors Has Been Called to Guide a Man.” The symbol could refer to wise individuals who found truth and direction in another time – or it could speak of the necessity of following guidance from times past. On another level, it can refer to the strength of genetic ancestors, which lies in our DNA, and may act as a supportive force. (Guides also exist on a purely spiritual level.)

Mercury is on Leo 24, “Totally Concentrated upon Spiritual Attainment, A Yogi is Sitting in a State of Neglect.” The symbol calls attention to the importance of focus and listening to the inner self for true attainment. It also asks for balance between the spiritual and physical worlds.

Venus sits on Virgo 20, “A Caravan of Cars Headed for the Promised Land.” Venus offers substantial support in this chart, indicating help from the universe when we move into a state of love. The caravan of cars relates to the concept of the availability of higher dimensions for those who are spiritually aligned.

Mars is retrograde on Aquarius 4, “A Hindu Healer Glows with a Mystic Power”. This symbol refers to action on the inner as opposed to outer level. The “glow” comes from the light within. At some point, all seekers discover that the light of universe is a wonderful balm, which heals problems in the outer world.

Jupiter is on Scorpio 14, “Telephone Linesman at Work Installing New Connections”. It’s a wonderful symbol that suggests new ways of connecting intuitively and developing communications, which come from the heart.

 

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 Weather: It’s Eclipse Season

 

It’s the middle of eclipse season when the cosmos encourages new structures and ways of living that are better reflections of the inner self.  Our systems reboot with every eclipse, and the opportunity continues on July 27 (lunar eclipse) and August 11 (partial solar eclipse). With every eclipse, we receive a “boost” of light to reassemble life into a higher form, which can lift us into a new place of being or feel like burn-out.

The huge planetary retrograde continues with Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron moving backwards. (Mercury, planet of communications, moves retrograde on July 26.) Many planets in retrograde can make it feel difficult to find direction, and Mars retrograde (more below) makes everything feel strange and tiring. There is a benefit in retrograde season. The influence of mass consciousness is lessened, and it’s easier to hear our inner voice. When the energetic pool of the world is less agitated, we can find truth and understanding through meditation and reflection.

Sun (life) is in Cancer, a water sign ruling emotion, and Moon (emotions) is in Scorpio, which rules birth, death, and regeneration. In combination, these are forces making for a fertile period of time. (Fertile can refer to thoughts, emotions, actions, and visualizations.)

Sun squares Mars (male, action), which can cause conflict between our path in life and our desire to act. Sun opposes Uranus (awakening, sudden change), and it can cause erratic action and/or conflict between our soul’s path and our personal desire to move forward on the earthly plane.

Moon (emotions) in Scorpio aspects every planet except Mercury (communication). Many aspects with the moon indicate strong, unusual emotions. (Don’t act on them.) Moon squares Mars (action, male), which makes it easy to confuse emotional reaction with a desire for action.

Mars, The Challenge of Non-Action

Mars in Aquarius is retrograde, which can limit and affect physical vitality. It can also cause too much thought and incorrect action. This aspect lasts until August 27. (A square creates tension. Think of a ninety degree angle with two sides pressing against one another.  Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change).

One of the wisest placements of consciousness during Mars retrograde lies in non-action. In the Taoist tradition, non-action does not mean refraining from action but to become passively awake and aware while performing daily tasks. Through this state of enhanced consciousness, we invoke the inner self, which leads us to deeper realizations. (Action prompted by the inner self is fine.)

Mercury

Mercury (communications) in Leo encourages the learning experience of expressing the truth of the heart. In all honesty, it takes time and work to accurately express the feelings of the heart. Mercury squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), encouraging the spiritual task of looking carefully at other people, circumstances, and our own feelings before translating thoughts and feelings into words. (Mercury will join the group of retrograde planets next week.)

Venus

Venus (love, feminine) continues with loving support through a Grand Trine with Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change.) Venus opposes (opposite feelings at different times) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which causes difficulty separating illusion and feelings of love. Venus trines Pluto, which adds passion to the equation. In short, Venus is teaching us about learning to love in new ways at a higher level. (The Grand Trine is in earth signs and points to the possibility of self-nourishment and cultivation of love through nature.)

Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), bringing optimistic thoughts to the surface, and Saturn (karma, time) trines Uranus (awakening, change) and helps in combining the old and new worlds as well as our past and future.

Chiron

Chiron, placed in Aries, indicates the need for a new way of healing – a beginning of experiencing healing in a different way with insights from the Higher Self. Sun (life) and North Node (spiritual direction) trine Chiron, hinting that old wounds can be overcome by focusing on the right path of life while focusing on our spiritual purpose. Saturn (time, karma) squares Chiron as an indication that we continue to review and rewrite old patterns and outdated ways of life.

 

Tips:

  1. Eclipse season creates change within the self. It’s possible to move into a higher level and reconfigure ourselves.
  2. Many planets in retrograde bring strange feelings, which can cause tiredness and/or bring insight into the inner self. (It’s helpful to meditate and create lists of needed tasks on the inner and outer plane.)
  3. It’s an emotional chart with Sun and Moon in water signs. Moon is aspected by many planets, which can cause strange emotions. (Emotions are not always real.)
  4. Mars retrograde brings a feeling of heaviness and sometimes tiredness. Thoughts can seem intense with Mars in Aquarius, and it’s important to think long and hard before taking action. Ask your inner self and meditate on desires for strong action.
  5. Venus is lovely again with her position in the Grand Earth Trine. Spend time in nature and meditate on the beauty. Focus on the heart. (Heart meditations are particularly energizing.)

 

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

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

 

New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse Forecast

 

The New Moon appears on July 12 at 10:47 pm. It’s a Super New Moon, meaning that the moon is very close to the earth, and the darkness or void – associated with this moon phase – will feel more profound than usual. It’s a complex chart with challenges, positive and harmonizing aspects such as a Grand Trine, and many retrograde planets.

A partial solar eclipse on the evening of July 13 adds to the intensity. Eclipses act as a reset, an opportunity to align with the intentions of the inner self. Our energy goes on and off with the motion of the sun/moon. It’s a bit like throwing a circuit breaker. (Fortunately, we can focus and intend the placement of our consciousness for the reboot.)

Sun and Moon

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are placed on the same degree of Cancer, a water sign ruling the sea, the home, and the mother.  Self-nourishment, reflection, security, and the flow of feminine energy are positive qualities that are amplified by Sun/Moon in Cancer. Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion), encouraging positive waves of emotion.

Sun and Moon oppose Pluto, planet of the subconscious, power, and transmutation. This challenging aspect brings awareness of oppression, strong (sometimes inappropriate) emotions, and manipulation (Plutonian qualities). By discovering and acting on our ability to move through the aspects of life that cause suffering, we can transform our lives.

Awakening involves awareness of the painful memories and patterns in life. It’s necessary to confront and heal old wounds to move fully into the light. The process requires courage, but it also opens life to light and love.

(For example, childhood trauma can result in specific limitations, but we can understand that our emotions and thoughts create repetitive situations and patterns. through heightened awareness, we can change our thoughts and emotions. This type of work alters the self, which can result in transformation.)

Thoughts and Actions

Mercury (mind, communications) sits in Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart. This placement causes strong, passionate thoughts, which are not always appropriate. Speaking from the heart – or about passionate quests – requires reflection to be clearly understood by others. It’s important to cool down the drama and think about the perception/feelings of the other person before sending an email, making a phone call, or sharing frank thoughts and feelings.

Additionally, Mercury squares (tension) Mars, making it more difficult to align thought and action. (Squares can help in overcoming personal limitations; the pressure can push us through a lack of perception.) Mercury squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and this aspect emphasizes the importance of contemplating strong feelings and thoughts to discover the intention beneath them (intention, anger, fear, or the inner self) before taking action.

Mars (male, assertion, action) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign that prefers thought to action. (Mars is all about action.) This placement can cause thoughts  to build within, creating chaotic reactions and unsure actions. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune), indicating much thought and little action are not conducive to positive change. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), evoking strong, sudden action in response to unexpressed feelings and emotions. (Take time to think of the best way to express feelings and thoughts – and refrain from acting spontaneously on strong emotions.)

Both Mercury (thought) and Mars (action) are in fixed signs, increasing the likelihood of acting on old patterns or remaining inflexible with other people’s point of view. Mercury in Leo tends to focus on thoughts pertaining to personal feelings, and Mars in Aquarius is humanitarian but not always open to a larger point of view or a different possibility. By developing a greater awareness of the need for flexibility, it’s possible to work through the potential tension and conflict of the opposition between the two signs.

Venus: Love Leads the Way

Venus is placed in Virgo, represented by the virgin and/or high priestess. In this earth sign, Venus — ruler of the feminine, love, and material goods — is grounded and giving. Venus forms a Grand Trine with Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (sudden, awakening), which helps to lift the entire chart.

Grand Trines aid with manifestation and aligning with the positive side of life. Venus deepens love, heightens awareness of beauty, and makes live feel soft and sweet. When Saturn is in positive aspect, it provides patience, insight over the passage of time, and structure, particularly with relationships. Uranus (awakening) always wants freedom and change, and it does provide an opportunity to create happiness with others without feeling encumbered.

Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio moved direct on July 10. During a retrograde, we learn through review and reflection. When a planet moves direct, it’s time to apply what we’ve learned. Jupiter aids the process with a beautiful trine with Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which increases optimism, hope, and beliefs involved with making a difference in the world.

Saturn

Saturn (time, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), giving space and help in integrating the desired changes and transformation needed by mankind. This aspect creates fluidity with change and alignment with the new and old worlds.

Retrogrades

Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron are retrograde. With many planets in retrograde, we tend to feel less of the conflict of the outer world, which can be restful. It is a time to relax and push less than in an active time, but it’s equally important to continue our pursuit on the spiritual path on a regular basis. In this way, we’re prepared for the next active phase, which comes in early fall.

Summary

  • Sun and Moon in Cancer indicate the importance of self-nurturing and cultivating positive emotions. Trines with Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism) encourage expansion of the self and creativity.
  • Sun and Moon oppose Pluto. The opposition heightens awareness of blocks and wounds. Through heightened awareness, it may be possible to transform pain into freedom. (The positive aspects with Jupiter/Neptune and Grand Trine with Venus offer relief and resolution.)
  • Mercury and Mars add confusion to the chart. Mercury (mind) in Leo thinks emotionally and passionately instead of wisely. Mars (action) wants to think and ponder instead of taking right action. It’s a muddle, but we can meditate for answers. (Mars is retrograde, and Mercury will move into retrograde soon. These energies persist for several weeks.)
  • Venus (love, relationships) forms beautiful geometry with Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (awakening). The trine is in earth, which is stabilizing, and Venus acts with wisdom to create freedom in this equation.
  • With many planets in retrograde, it’s important to find balance between motivating and restful experiences. Balance becomes increasingly important as we move into the New Age.
  • This New Moon is a super moon, meaning the moon is close to the earth. When it’s dark, it’s wise to use our light to increase personal vitality, meditate deeply, and work on the self as opposed to the world. (The energy will shift within a week, and we can return to “lighting” up the world.)

Sabian Symbols from Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Cancer 21, “A Prima Donna Singing”. The image evokes the image of a wildly talented woman singing. It can also represent a demanding person who always wants praise and reassurance. On the higher level, it speaks about the testing of our talents and gifts. True gifts are shared by opening the heart and releasing inhibitions about others.

Mercury sits on Leo 18, “A Chemist Conducts An Experiment For His Students”. Chemistry can refer to alchemy, the use of natural elements and materials in a laboratory where manipulation leads to new and better products. We manipulate our environment in a positive sense through consciousness and awareness. The symbol hints at the importance of using the mind to accomplish this.

Venus is placed on Virgo 4, “Black and White Children Playing Happily Together.” At first glance, the symbol refers to the balance of duality (yin, yang/black, white, etc). It can also denote the importance of love in overcoming differences and creating universal harmony.

Mars is on Aquarius 8, “Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures on Display”.  Wax figures are often superficial representations of true people. The symbol asks that we move completely into our true presence as opposed to a presenting a beautiful or acceptable image.

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 14, “Telephone Lineman at Work Installing New Connections.” This is a fabulous symbol because Jupiter plays a strong role in the overall chart. New Connections refer to how we communicate intuitively with one another – and the universe. It’s about expansion of group consciousness in the New Age.

 

 

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: Integration

 

The Full Moon appears on June 28. It’s known as the Strawberry Moon, a time of picking berries. It’s also called the Honey Moon as marriages under the Cancer Sun are known to be particularly fertile. The Full Moon confers fertility, germination, and aids with manifestation for approximately 10 days.

It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart. It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart.Thankfully, it’s not as intense as the solstice or previous new moon, but this chart delivers many aspects through the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) that we will feel on a personal level. it’s also a contradictory with chart with alternating energies from Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (karma, limitation.)

This week, the Sun is in Cancer, ruler of the fourth house. The water sign of Cancer brings a focus on home life, emotions and the subconscious mind—and their relationship with spirituality. (Water can represent devotion and nurturing as Cancer is the mother of the All. Think of the world in full bloom.)

Sun trines (harmonious) Jupiter, bringing a feeling of optimism, joy, and positive luck. Sun (life, light) opposes Saturn in Capricorn, and this can cause feelings of limitation and loss of enthusiasm about life. However, it’s possible to use the opposition to overcome emotional blocks and patterns to feel hopeful about a new future, particularly with Jupiter’s influence.

Moon (emotions, inner self) is in Capricorn, putting an emphasis on structure and foundation as opposed to lush growth. Moon in Capricorn can cause a desire for efficiency, order, and practical matters, but it’s important to feel and express emotion as indicated with the Cancer Sun. Expression of emotion is part of life, and there’s a tendency with Capricorn to focus on order, business, and the next thing to do – when it may be more important to give attention to the heart. Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), bringing a harmonious, unconventional creativity to the surface with a desire for the new and unknown.

Mercury is in Cancer, causing thoughts to bring up a great deal of emotion. Mercury will move into Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart, in a day or two, and our thoughts will move to our more passionate quests. Currently, Mercury (thought) squares (tension) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), eliciting unusual thoughts which may or may not be aligned with our purpose. Mercury opposes (tension between 2 sets of thoughts/feelings) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which tends to increase the pressure of conflicting thoughts, can make us feel torn between two possible realities. (Align with the inner self and rise above the conflict.)

Venus (love, material possessions) in Leo is opposite Mars in Aquarius, which may make it more difficult to bring male/female parts of the self together in harmony. Venus wants fiery passion, and Mars (male, masculine) wants detachment. Venus squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio, which can give a tendency for self-indulgence instead of needed self-discipline.

Mars in Aquarius is currently retrograde, which can dilute physical energy and drive. It’s important to focus on activities, which give vitality and strength with Mars retrograde. It’s equally important to remain consistent with work and other activities as Mars retrograde lessens our overall energy. Mars squares Jupiter, bestowing energy and drive. It also tends to cause aggression so wait to express discontent. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and this aspect tends to cause erratic actions from misreading energy or misunderstanding a greater concept. (Contemplate for a day or two before taking action.)

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which is very helpful. This aspect combines Jupiter’s qualities of luck, expansion, and optimism with Uranus’ better qualities of new paradigms and ideals including communications, electronics, and the New Age. This is a very uplifting aspect, which significantly raises the energy of the chart.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (underworld, subconscious). Neptune can dissolve aspects of outer life like the drip of water on a rock. In this case, Neptune can break our habits and patterns of life to help bring pathways for new understandings and discoveries.

Chiron, The Wounded Healer

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Saturn (karma) square Chiron, which creates tension between our life, emotions, and past karma as we attempt to move into unconditional love and universal healing. Sometimes, simply knowing the feelings or sensations that block healing are a gift. Mercury (communications) trines Chiron, meaning that voicing the feelings in our heart can help to heal our old wounds and doubts.

Planet Retrograde

Time will slow substantially with many planets in retrograde. Mars (male, assertion, physical energy), Jupiter (expansion) Saturn (karma, limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation) are all in retrograde.

It’s an excellent time to keep a steady eye on our goals, dreams, and plans, but it’s not a time to move forward quickly and forcefully. With retrogrades, it’s helpful to stay steady, gentle, and patient. It’s a wonderful practice for the inner life!

NOTES:

  1. With the full moon chart, we’re integrating many parts of the self. For example, we may feel joyous and expansive and/or introverted and shy, depending on the reception of a particular planet’s energy. The challenge lies in determining how we feel within ourselves by handling the influences in a way that promotes inner growth.
  2. There’s a strong emphasis on emotion. The challenge lies in expressing our feelings from our heart with clarity and truth. Our awareness of feelings is part of awakening because our feelings become stronger as we move into the light.
  3. Jupiter (good fortune) bestows happy, light energy, which can help with moving through the challenges of the chart. Neptune (mysticism) helps in dissolving old patterns. (Let them go and find a new way!)
  4. The retrograde planets will slow our plans, but we can also use the energy to enjoy a balance between summer fun and our goals in life.

 

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

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

 

New Moon Forecast: Air and Duality

 

The New Moon appears on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:43 pm.  The energy feels particularly still and “void” because it is a Super New Moon. (Of course, the sky is completely dark.)  The chart asks us to rise above the rapidly changing currents of mind/emotion and align with the higher self whenever possible.

An emphasis on duality is found throughout the chart, and duality is resolved within the inner self. Sun and Moon are in the air sign of Gemini, symbolized by the twins, and ruling the mind and all forms of communication.  Air can refer to the lower or higher mind, and twins are a symbol of duality—representing the interplay of light and darkness. The element of air can also represent the quantum field, the instantaneous transfer of information from the cosmos into the personal mind that creates a gestalt moment of realization.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) are conjunct or closely placed, heightening the stimulation of our mental processes. The conjunctions act as a catalyst for the mind, increasing our propensity to fire rapid thoughts. Discernment is the key to differentiate between meaningless and meaningful thoughts.  (Influences such as emotions, sensations, the energy fields of others, and the overall global frequency affect our thoughts.)

Sun and Moon square (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cause difficulty in separating fact and fiction–particularly with thoughts and feelings. When Neptune (water) squares a planet, it can feel like driving through fog. We can only see a few feet ahead, but we can “feel” our way home on an intuitive level. That’s the needed attitude for the next few days.

Mercury (mind, communications) is placed in Cancer, a water sign, which can hone our listening skills and increase our ability to listen intuitively. It’s a helpful placement, which can be used to “think” with the heart instead of the mind. Mercury is opposite Saturn (limitation, karma). Saturn often limits the concept of self, which can bring feelings of insecurity and/or self-doubt.  Mercury also sextiles (harmonious) Uranus, bringing harmony to the equation and giving greater access to the quantum, the place of angels, miracles, and love/light.

Venus (love, relationships) sits in Cancer, a water sign symbolizing the feminine, the mother, and the home. Venus is placed on mid-heaven, the apex of the chart, symbolizing how love can take us through the inherent challenges of life. Venus opposes Mars (male, action), inciting emotion and stirring up passion in an imperfect way. (This aspect is about NOT acting on passion – at least for a few days.) Venus also squares (tension) Uranus, which can amplify erratic feelings with the people who we love.

Mars in Aquarius expands thought although it rules action. Aquarius is an air sign, and it rules thought so it amplifies thought instead giving direction into clear action. Mars squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), and it stirs up physical energy and passion with a desire to act immediately. With the confusion shown throughout the chart, it’s best to wait to write that email and/or make a phone call. (It’s also a wonderful time to take a big step into an important project.) Mars also squares Uranus (awakening, sudden change), which makes it feel desirable to act on erratic impulses when it’s probably not the best decision.

Jupiter (good fortune) trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). In Greek and Roman mythology, Jupiter and Neptune were two of the most powerful gods. When they align in positive aspect, it conveys a feeling of hope and optimism about the present and future, which is helpful! Saturn (karma, limitation, the past) trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, change), and this aspect aids in combining the knowledge of the past with the possibilities in the future—which creates a better “present” reality.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating that tensions in our lives, emotions, communications, and past may block healing for the moment. (These aspects can also make bring awareness of where healing is needed—and how.) Venus trines (harmonious) Chiron and appears as a shining light, a reminder that love can overcome the wounds in life and past lives as we continue through this process known as the New Age.

Notes:

  • Powerful aspects and placements are found in this chart, which can bring connection to the inner self. The focus on air (Sun, Moon, and Mars) and conjunction of Mercury with Sun and Moon, indicate the possibility of clear, transformative thoughts that can lead to awakening.
  • Thoughts and feelings are not always real. Sometimes, they are projections of other people, society at large, or the repetition of patterns of consciousness. The planets will stimulate every type of thought for the next few days. The challenge lies in discerning the source of thoughts by focusing on the heart and inner self.
  • Venus in Cancer sits on the mid-heaven, the high point of the chart. It opens the door to our hearts – and encourages us to remember the power of love and beauty.
  • A great deal of emotion is activated by this chart. While we may feel emotion quite strongly, it’s not the time to express our feelings or tell others what we think. (It needs to wait.) The erratic qualities in the chart will likely cause poor communication.
  • Jupiter and Neptune join together to create positive vibrations and send them our way. In one sense, there’s a message that we have what it takes to transcend the rough waves before reaching shore.
  • It’s definitely important to work with meditation to find the voice of the inner self and connect with the higher planes.

 

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 Flower Moon

 

The Full Moon appeared on Tuesday, May 29. Its influence will continue for approximately 10 days. The Full Moon increases our potential for manifestation; it brings fruition and germination to earth.

This full moon is called the Flower Moon, appropriately bringing beautiful aspects such as a Grand Trine between Venus (love), Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion). The Grand Trine can accentuate creativity, harmonious emotions, and aid with manifestation. (In this sense, it expands the Full Moon’s quality of bringing thoughts and desires into form.) The chart has challenges, mainly based on thought, emotion, and action—the three aspects of life that impact physical reality.

Sun is in Gemini, the air sign symbolized by the twins, and Moon is in Sagittarius, heightening emotional longing for journeys, adventures, and philosophical truth. Sun conjuncts (close) Mercury in Taurus, sharpening our wits and focusing the mind. Sun trines Mars (energy, male, assertion), increasing our ability to take action when creating our life and/or changing our path.

Moon opposes Mercury (communication, thought) in Taurus, making a strange mix-up between emotions and thought. It exaggerates both emotion and thought. Negative thoughts may seem stronger than usual, and there’s a tendency to overreact as well. (It’s a short-lived aspect, which will fade away in a few days. While under the influence of the full moon, it’s best to avoid heated discussion.)

Moon and Sun square Neptune, heightening sensitivity, emotion, and adding confusion to the chart. Sun square Neptune, indicates a need to build self-confidence and strength by taking action to express feelings and correct misinterpretations from others. Moon square Neptune heightens old drama from childhood relationships with the mother. (Both aspects ask for expression of hidden emotion and thought to clear old patterns and create a better perception of the self.)

Moon trines (harmonious) North Node (spiritual quest) and Chiron (wounded healer). These aspects help in finding a harmonious attitude and the right feelings to follow our inner navigation and release wounds from the past, which slow the journey.

Mercury

Mercury (thought, communication) in Taurus grounds and slows our thoughts. Mercury trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), giving the intellectual ability to perceive underlying mysteries through analytical and investigative skills. Pluto is the underworld and, sometimes, the underlying truth, and this aspect can aid in penetrating to the “truth” behind specific situations and behavior of others.

Venus

Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer is loving, warm, and nurturing. Venus trines Jupiter, bringing harmonious energies such as charisma, positive finances, and creativity. Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune form a Grand Water Trine. Grand Trines increase our ability to manifest. In this case, the focus is on love/relationships (Venus), Jupiter (increase, expansion) and Neptune (mystical, illusion). Venus (love) sits in Cancer, the mother; Jupiter (expansion) is placed in Scorpio (transformation), and Neptune is in Pisces (mystical love). By nurturing and loving ourselves (Venus), we transform our lives in a positive way (Jupiter) and overcome the karma of the past (Neptune), allowing us to move into mystical love.

Water signs in a Grand Trine can heighten the emotional state, linking us with our dreams—and propelling them into form through creativity, dreaming, and reflecting on the fabric of possibility in life. A trine is represented by a triangle, the symbol of bringing together opposites and transforming them into harmony with a third point of reference; it also increases our capacity for manifestation. (Think of the pyramids.)

Venus opposes Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) Oppositions tend to feel difficult, but the Grand Trine provides energies to overcome these aspects. Venus opposite Saturn brings feelings of loneliness and victimhood to the surface. Venus in opposition to Pluto can cause control issues, regarding love, to surface; it can also give the power to express hidden feelings in a positive way. (The challenge is to employ honesty and vulnerability over manipulation and a desire to control others to feel safe and protected.)

Mars

Mars (male, assertion) is placed in Aquarius, a fixed air sign. Air signs are concerned with thought and communication so it’s not a perfect placement for a sign that loves action. In this placement, the challenge is overcoming Aquarian qualities such as a strong focus stubbornness, independence, and getting one’s way.

Tension is created with Mars’ square (tension) with Uranus (unexpected change, quantum field). It can ignite temper or cause sudden, unexpected change, particularly when aligned with irrational thought. (Often, national violence seems aligned with this placement. In other words, irrational thoughts are inappropriately interpreted through impulsive action.)

Saturn (limitation, the past, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), bringing a harmonious rhythm and integration between the past and future.

Chiron

Mercury (thought) and Mars (action) sextile (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer, suggesting positive thoughts and actions can help in healing old wounds. Saturn (time, karma) squares (tension) Chiron, which indicates conflict between the beliefs behind wounds and the impetus to heal and move beyond them.

Notes:

  • It’s a lovely full moon forecast with many aspects to appreciate the beauty in life and to find a space “within” for powerful manifestation.
  • The Grand Trine helps with love, good fortune, resources, and connecting with the mystical world. The Grand Trine is in water, and it can aid in smoothing emotions and creating a harmonious bridge between ourselves and others.
  • Moon and Mercury are in opposition. It is a short-term aspect, but it’s important to know our emotions and thoughts are on an adrenalin ride whenever we feel upset, surprised, or defensive. (Wait 3 or 4 days before confronting issues. They may evaporate—or we’ll feel differently about the best form of communication.)
  • Mercury’s aspect with Pluto can help to find the “real” truth behind energetic situations, the flow of life, and philosophical questions. It sharpens the intellect.
  • A theme of the need to build self-confidence is found throughout the chart. Perhaps, it is about trusting the power and voice of the inner self. This state is called “knowing”, and it’s impossible to doubt when we experience it.
  • Venus’ oppositions with Saturn and Pluto can cause insecurity and the need to control. (We feel the need to control when we feel afraid and/or overwhelmed.) It’s important to remember the beauty of who we truly are, what we have accomplished, and how far we have come.

 

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: Energies Are on the Move!

 

The shift continues as spring brings loveliness, and the planet alters. When we rest, it’s possible to feel the gentleness of change. It’s also confusing when we move into (too much) action because many planetary and cosmic influences are fluctuating as they alter their influence.

Between now and May 15, the sun increases our vitality, power, and strength. Jupiter, the beneficial planet of good fortune and expansion, sits close to the earth. Both planetary influences allow us to move into a period of growth. (Many of us, particularly those on a higher level, have had numerous challenges since the equinox. The positive aspects do not negate them, but they can help in finding strength and power to move through obstacles.)

Before moving into the general forecast, let’s look at the important influences and shifts, specifically Uranus and Chiron. Both planets exude energies that affect group and global consciousness.

Chiron is in Aries, a fire sign, which marks new beginnings. Ruled by Mars and Pluto, Aries prefers action and boundaries as opposed to Chiron’s earlier position in Pisces.

Chiron, the wounded healer, was placed in Pisces for 8 years. Pisces rules emotion, karmic debt, and mystical connection with the universe. With this placement, we sensed karmic blocks and energetic issues but often lacked needed insights to move through the pattern. The placement encouraged love – and sometimes sacrifice –as a method of mitigation, but Chiron in Aries expands the process by encouraging right action to promote alignment with the inner self.

Uranus stays in a sign for approximately 7 years. Uranus rules sudden change and disruption, innovation and new insights and creative thoughts, and awakening and the quantum field. It can act like roller coaster by moving us from darkness into light or vice versa. Ultimately, it’s about the soul’s growth—and the realization of the inner self.

Due its proclivity to create change in many forms, Uranus can become a more stabilizing influence as it moves into Taurus, an earth sign ruling finance and the earth. It can also promote interest in environmental issues, alter our perception of abundance, or aid in grounding our spiritual understanding into a physical form.

As Uranus moves into Taurus, “new” earth is literally created in Hawaii through the action of volcanoes. This position increases the possibility of greater connection with the earth, animals, and minerals. With five outer planets in earth signs, it may be possible to create large changes through small actions and radical thinking—the ability to create change through the matrix of the mind.

Current Forecast

Mercury (communication) in Aries, a fire sign, squares Mars (action) and Pluto (underworld, subconscious). Squares cause tension, and it’s important to think twice about the importance of communication. Think about how the other person will hear the words, and determine if the impulse comes from the inner self and reflects a true desire for growth and change.

Venus (love, relationships) in Gemini squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can heighten our ability to see beauty in life, increase our appreciation of the moment, and feel more on an intuitive level. Beauty is part of the soul; it leads us into appreciation of the union of the physical and spiritual worlds.

Mars trines the Sun, giving a strong impetus to slice through problems and create change. Mars (masculine, action) in Capricorn squares Uranus (change, awakening), which can cause impulsive action. It’s important to choose actions that create inner growth (in the long run) and to pause and reconsider acting on strong emotions and/or irritation.

The shifts in energy will become more pronounced when the New Moon appears next week. It’s part of the motion into bringing our New Age thoughts into physical form. This process always requires observation, renovation, and a more intimate relationship with the inner self. It requires use of imagination to visualize desired changes in the world, and it necessitates relying on faith to develop new strengths to take inspired action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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