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Beautiful New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

It’s easy to feel the shift through the sigh of the trees, the motion of the clouds, and the alterations in the weather. The planet is shifting and taking us along for the ride.

The New Moon appears on May 11 at 2:59 pm. With Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pluto in earth signs, it makes for a fertile energy for fostering ideas, working with the soil, resting, or enjoying the beauty of nature. While it’s important to work with plans and keep life in order, this is a moon for a brief period of rest and reflection.

The Sun and Moon form beautiful shapes with Neptune (mysticism) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) Sun (life, light) and Moon (emotion) sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. Aspects with Neptune heighten sensitivity, creativity, and receptiveness. Trines with Pluto increase personal magnetism and intensity. The aspects can help with changing our lives in a positive sense. (Positive aspects with Pluto tend to increase power and energy in general.)

When Uranian energies conjunct and align positively with the sun and moon–our personal yin and yang–we experience the impetus of spiritual energy coursing through our lives. Divine, inspired ideas are sometimes received, causing our lives to flow in a spiritual direction. (Uranus rules the quantum field where odd changes and thoughts lead to greater realization.)

Mercury (thought, communication) is placed in Gemini, radiating rapid thought and increased ability to communicate effectively. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus, aligning the higher mind with the heart. Mercury trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation/structure/karma), and it’s positive with this placement, aiding in our ability to bring order to our thoughts and plans. Mercury conjuncts the North Node (collective goals and commitments), which can give clarity and unity to our collective quests in a positive sense.

Venus (love, romance) trine Pluto heightens love, romance, and sensuality. It intensifies our feelings and emotions about love, relationships, and prosperity. Desire is a part of every quest, and Venus in this position increases it by deepening emotions, aesthetics, and commitment to all types of relationships. Venus square Jupiter can increase the desire to have fun, relax, or forget about work, but the feeling isn’t conducive to growth. (It’s wise to push past it.)

Mars (action, assertiveness, male) in Cancer brings emotions into play, particularly when we contemplate action and moving through particular aspects of life. Our emotions may interfere with right action—unless we simply accept the need to take a step and make changes in the flow of life.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is on the last degree of Aquarius. On May 13, Jupiter moves into the first degree of Pisces where it becomes exalted (the most beneficial position and sign for a planet). Jupiter in Pisces stirs the soul, uniting inner knowledge and expansion. It heralds a time of optimistic thought, new ideals, and positive feelings.

Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus refers to the divisive energies between Saturn (old world structure) and Uranus (the utopian dream). It points to the conflicts between liberal and conservative on political, economic, and social levels. The square involves the conflict between issues of technology and harmony on earth and the physical world.

Pluto is retrograde until October 6. It occurs every year, and the retrograde involves creating boundaries, releasing control issues, and reclaiming personal power. It’s also a good time to review goals.

Tips

  1. The New Moon brings peaceful energy through aspects with Neptune, which rules mysticism and encourages insights into our spiritual nature.
  2. Trines with Pluto increase power and energy, making it a good time to focus on long term goals and personal resources.
  3. Mercury in Gemini bring clarity to the mind and aids with thought and communication.
  4. Jupiter is moving into Pisces, which will bring a feeling of wellbeing.
  5. The New Moon provides a period of rest and reflection, which should be followed by action. Think and meditate about the wisest actions for making long term changes in life.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive healer and coach

 

 

 

 

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

 

Beautiful New Moon

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

The New Moon appears on Saturday, March 13 at 5:23 a.m. Fortunately, this moon cycle brings additional positive energy. Astrologer Pam Younghans identifies a very special aspect called a cazimi, an Arab word, which means “Heart of the Sun” and brings the greatest accidental strength imaginable. It is said to increase intuition and beneficial outcomes, particularly around the exact time of the New Moon.

The New Moon bestows a beautiful, feminine chart with four planets, including Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Venus (love, beauty), and Neptune (illusion/mysticism) in Pisces, a water sign. All water signs evoke emotion, and it’s particularly true with this chart. But Venus (love) is exalted, and Neptune can bring confusion or a crystalline, clear connection with our higher spiritual nature. (It’s a very positive forecast, which supports inner growth, provides encouraging energy, and brings the sensation of optimism.)

Following a month of many planets in Aquarius, our task is to find balance between stillness (female) and activity (masculine) despite our personal inclination. The Aquarian Age asks for alignment on the edge of love and mysticism—as well as the necessity of identifying a new type of personal and universal love that means giving enough but not too much. It also underlines the necessity for lightworkers to balance giving and receiving as we create a life aligned with the spiritual path.

Pisces is often about moving into a state of exalted, generous love, but it’s also about learning to find boundaries that benefit both giver and receiver while restraining from resentment. Otherwise, there is a negative feeling that our love or generosity is not reciprocated. (We have to learn to restrain the desire to give to people who are not receptive, which consequently results in a loss of energy.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are conjunct (placed closely together) Venus (love), heightening the Piscean energy. Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close) Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which can expand our ability to receive mystical insights.

Mercury (communications) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign. It squares (tension) Mars (male, assertion) in Gemini, causing rushed thought, tension, and the tendency to make mistakes. (It’s important to listen, slow down, and think more than once before taking action.) Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives happiness, optimism, and a broad view of life. It can expand the mind and bestows positive thinking.

Mars (action) in Gemini trines (harmonious) Jupiter in Aquarius, which creates stamina, success, and courage—particularly if we align with good intentions. Mars trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, subconscious) awakens the desire to succeed. It heightens intensity, confidence, and strengthens our ability to perceive the occult.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This aspect feels as erratic as Uranus itself, which often seems like a Ferris wheel, lifting us from high in the air to low on the earth. Uranus is quirky; it alters electronics and moves very quickly. (The best remedy is staying centered, mediating frequently, and trusting that we have the resources for the strange ride. Undoubtedly, the Saturn/Uranus aspect is about clearing whatever blocks our passage into the gifts of the Aquarian Age, but it’s not always easy!)

Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which provides soft, flowing sensations, which are a welcome change. Aspects with Jupiter (expansion/good luck) bring a feeling of optimism that is needed at this time. It also asks for a new look at how we love, what we receive, and the best way of giving energy as well as to “whom”.

Many planets in Pisces, particularly Venus and Neptune, can open our consciousness to mystical love and understanding of spiritual mysteries. Our mind continues to create a feeling of tense thought and nervousness with Mercury in Gemini, but there are ample energies to move into a higher state.

 

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.

Planetary Change: New Moon and Eclipse

The New Moon appears on Monday, December 14 at 11:16 am, and it’s accompanied by a solar eclipse that begins at 11:38 am ET. Eclipses bring change along with a feeling of a “reset”; it’s helpful to meditate before an eclipse and think about positive events and a place of higher consciousness. (Also, it’s okay to feel out of balance for a day or two after the eclipse. It can take time to readjust.)

The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle of energy, making it a good time for inner contemplation. The chart focuses on aspirations, dreams, and manifestations, but there is a significant emphasis on moving through illusion (Neptune) and finding the inner strength to move through karma (Saturn.) Many of the planets are placed in fire, which can bring spiritual inspiration or a flare of emotion. Sun, Moon, and Mercury sit in Sagittarius, a fire sign that symbolizes the “quest”, courage, frankness, and impatience. Sagittarius is a mutable sign and can move into many—sometimes too many—directions at once.

The challenge of the New Moon chart lies in remaining optimistic while seeing the truth about others and life. On a larger scale, we may love people or our country—for example—but it’s necessary to look at problems while finding solutions.  These are not easy solutions; these are the type of answers that come from soul searching and inner work—and are rooted in personal growth.

The Galactic Center, which is believed to be the source of light and love in our universe, is on Sagittarius 28, and Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (communications) are conjunct (close) to this point, amplifying the love and light that we feel on a daily basis—and particularly during the period of the New Moon. (We receive this gift of light every year around the time of the winter solstice.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought/communications) are conjunct (close) in Sagittarius, a fire sign symbolized by the archer. The sign of Sagittarius tends to expand optimism, desire for adventure and the quest, and give focus with the spiritual quest. With Sun and Moon conjunct Mercury (thought), clear expression and communication are heightened. (It’s a wonderful time to say how we feel and express deeper thoughts.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) trine (harmonious) Mars (overall energy in life) The trine increases our focus, intent, and ability to work through tasks, exercise, and improve our lives.  (Mars was in retrograde for 2 ½ months. We are now feeling its direct motion, which is energizing on many levels.)

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life) and Mercury (thought, communication) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism). Squares cause tension between two sets of thoughts and inclinations; they are not comfortable. This square demands a different kind of spirituality, which is not related to personal adherence to the role of light worker. It demands “real” work and sifting through illusion to find universal truth.

Venus (love, feminine) sextiles Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma). Venus sextile Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is a lovely combination of good fortune and love, bringing pleasant feelings creativity, positive energy and self-expression. Venus sextile Saturn increases the desire for companionship and feelings of love, particularly serious and long-term relationships. Venus trine Chiron (wounded healer) bestows the opportunity to heal wounds associated with love and the perception of love.

Mars (male, energy) squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation, collective energy), which is responsible for much of anger and tension in the past few months. (It will alter its position in mid-January.) Squares with Mars create a frustrated warrior who doesn’t know where to swing his sword or hold his shield—so he turns in circles without releasing the building energy, which leads to frustration and anger. (Everyone feels these energies, and it’s necessary to deal with them for another 4-5 weeks.)

 

The Great Conjunction

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) conjuncts (close) Saturn (limitation, karma) in Capricorn; both planets will move into Aquarius on December 21, heralding a period of change. It’s an aspect, which has not occurred for 800 years. Jupiter conjunct Saturn brings a positive period of time and growth, particularly if our desires to grow and experience more of life are aligned with practical sense and long-term efforts. It’s a positive time to make changes in life. (There is also the possibility of creating a new structure for the needs of many.)

The sign of Aquarius is about humanitarian values, equality, and humanitarian efforts. This aspect will be present throughout 2021 as well as the square with Uranus, which make life changeable and somewhat unstable. However, it also opens our consciousness to the quantum field.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) and Saturn (limitation and karma) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field).  Jupiter square Uranus can lead to original ideas, new perspectives, visionary ability, and humanitarian reforms. Patience, dedication, and discipline are necessary to put new ideas into form. It can also favor new forms of healing through light, sound, and other innovative methods.

Saturn rules restrictions, limitation, control, government obligations, and economy. We may feel or see conflict in accepting Aquarian ideals and/or making changes on a larger level. Overall, it is a limiting force, which may affect stocks and investments. (As Aquarius rules the group and the individual within the group, it’s wise for light workers to envision a more positive, stable world with harmonious change to offset the Saturn/Uranus influence.)

Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation) remain conjunct Pluto (subconscious, collective, transformation), and the limiting aspects of the past year stay in place for another month or two.

Tips:

  • For a positive change, there is optimism, energy, and light in the forecast. While it’s lovely, it’s also important to remain intent about our spiritual work and personal quests.
  • Eclipses can feel unsettling. Use the energy to focus on what you want to create in your life.
  • Sun, Moon, Mercury square Neptune (illusion, mysticism). This aspect may cause feelings of tiredness or laziness, but we’re also receiving inspiration from the Divine. It’s a personal decision to give into the desire to relax and dream—or use the planetary energy to move into deeper meditation and the realization of our spiritual quest. Aspects with Neptune expand our intuition ability and perception of the unseen world if we tune into the energy.
  • Venus has beautiful aspects, making it easier to express and receive love. Her trine with Chiron (wounded healer) can help in realizing limited beliefs, which are associated with love.
  • Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Aquarius is obviously important as it’s visible on the winter solstice, and we’ll feel its influence throughout the year. (This aspect last occurred in 1200, and the planets are in a different placement.

 

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.

 

Energetic Forecast: Full Moon Eclipse

The Full Moon appeared on Monday, November 30 at 4:29 am ET. It’s a relatively gentle full moon for 2020 although it brings a partial lunar eclipse. Eclipses are similar to flipping the power breaker on and off; the light goes on and off. It acts as a reset, which may be needed at this time.

Throughout the last few months, the forecasts have been challenging, which required a great deal of energy and strength. It’s true that spiritual abilities and powers are often developed during difficult times, which usually involve karma on a personal and/or collective level. However, we can move into mildly optimistic weather between now and mid-January as the aspects slowly improve. (It’s a slow curve, but it’s encouraging.)

It’s an odd chart with an equation of beauty and strength balanced by instability, laziness, and an increase of emotion. Four strong aspects are with Neptune, the planet of mysticism and illusion, which points to Divine when it’s clear—but clouds our vision with other aspects. (The goal is always finding the truth through the inner self or learning more about it when the “weather” is strange.)

Sun (life) is in Sagittarius, the fire sign signifying the spiritual quest and journeys of all kinds. Moon (emotions) is in Gemini, an air sign that rules the mind and communications. Sun trines (harmonious) Mars (energy), and it heightens physical, emotional, and mental energy. Sun squares (tension) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), and it heightens escapism and a tendency for laziness. Moon (emotions) squares Neptune, which increase sensitivity and perception, but the aspect Neptune tends to confuse clear reads. (Neptune can increase psychic perception and artistic abilities with these aspects.)

Mercury (mind, communications) in Scorpio intensifies emotions, mental focus, and the desire to find hidden truths.  Mercury brings clarity of thought and greater mental awareness in this chart. It trines (harmonious) Neptune, stimulating creativity, ability with the arts, and the power of transmitting thoughts to others. It increases intuitive abilities such as visualization. Obviously, it’s important to use these abilities in a positive way.

Venus (love, relationships) in Scorpio is passionate, intense, and fixed on desires. Venus opposes (strong energy moving in 2 directions) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field); the aspect causes erratic emotions and thoughts in “love” relationships and partnerships. Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune, which creates harmony, beauty, compassion, and positive relationships.

Mars (overall energy) is in Aries as it has been for months. It continues to square Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) It continues to amplify the feeling of underlying anger and tension, which is prevalent in the United States. (This continues until January 6.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) combines stability and freedom in a positive sense. Open mindedness is needed for big changes. It’s important to adapt to change rather than fighting it.

The conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto continues as does COVID and the resulting changes associated with it. Fortunately, this will begin to change in mid-January.

Tips

  • It’s an interesting chart with contradictory aspects such as Sun trine Mars, which increases energy, focus, and desire. Sun square Neptune, reduces energy and depletes drive. Moon squares Neptune—an aspect that increases emotional and intuitive sensitivity while clouding the issue and decreasing discernment. (Part of metaphysical work lies in solving contradictory issues within the self and life.)
  • Mercury (communications) supplies needed help with lack of vision and clarity. It amplifies the good qualities of Neptune, bringing clarity, artistic ability, and increased intuitive skills.
  • Mars (overall life energy) continues to bring frustration and suppressed anger with squares to Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld).
  • Venus (feminine, love, relationships) offers strong on and off emotions with an aspect to Uranus (sudden change) and alternately provides harmony and compassion through a trine with Neptune.
  • An eclipse is an on/off motion, and the chart is somewhat the same. We can move from one duality to another—or we can remember who we are. Alignment is key with this full moon chart.

 

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: 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.