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New Moon Forecast: Inspiration and Practical Work

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The New Moon appeared on November 29, influencing the energy for the next 7-10 days. 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, Mercury, and Saturn 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.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life) and Saturn (karma, discipline, time) 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.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury are conjunct (close to) Saturn in Sagittarius, bringing a somber note to the chart. Saturn takes life seriously, and it demands work and commitment to higher principles. These energies can be helpful in bringing projects into fruition and finding dedication to inner pursuits.

Venus sits in Capricorn, bringing focus on financial matters, the material world, and coolness to relationships. Venus (love, beauty, material belongings) squares Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (new beginnings, quantum field). With this placement, it’s important to focus on unconditional love occasionally because Venus in Capricorn can obscure “warm” feelings.

Mars (overall energy, masculine) is placed in Aquarius, placing a focus on individuality and creativity—which is another theme of the overall chart. Aquarius loves change, humanity, and brotherhood; it is a fixed sign can also act with a strong will, which does not always leave room for other points of view. (Remain open to the ideas of others and allow for their point of view.)

Mars also trines (harmonious) Jupiter, and both planets are in air signs. Air is thought, giving the opportunity to align with our higher mind and to create abundance in many forms.

Jupiter in Libra favors positive partnerships, fairness, peace, and harmony. Venus squares Jupiter, and Jupiter is opposite Uranus (new age principles) and Pluto (the underworld.) These aspects indicate good fortune relies on balancing love in the material world (Venus), underlying beliefs and hidden information (Pluto) and balancing desires with the energies of the New Age (Uranus)—if we want true success and the manifestation of our dreams.

Uranus (new age principles, sudden change) and Pluto (underworld, subconscious) move more tightly into the square, experienced since 2012. This square continues to reveal our individual and global darkness for cleansing and transformation. It’s not an easy journey, but it clears the underground rivers of darkness and brings light to the planet in a strange, subtle way,

Neptune is in Pisces rules the water, washing away boundaries and the structure of life as we’ve known it. Neptune in this position also rules emotion—the unity of consciousness and the mysticism of love, pointing to the possibility of creating life in higher sense.

Sabian Symbols

Based on readings by Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on 8 Sagittarius, Deep within the Earth, New Elements Are Being Formed. The symbol could relate to physical changes based on our spiritual growth. It indicates changes, which are not obvious on the surface.

Mercury is on 26 Sagittarius, A Flag Bearer in a Battle. It represents a position of honor and risk, the person who goes ahead of the troops and carries the flag. With Mercury (communications) on this degree, it could refer to journalism, blog posts, or radio communications that depict the state of the nation—or practical application of light in the outer world.

Venus is placed on 21 Capricorn, A Relay Race. This symbol implies a group effort based on timing and cooperation. On a larger level, it could refer to light workers and their collective energy. It’s important to share, acknowledge others, and exhibit with our personal part of the endeavor.

Mars sits on 16 Aquarius, A Big Businessman at His Desk. The business man represents responsibility, order, and control. Success with business can indicate achievement and accomplishment, or it can denote unethical procedures.

Jupiter is on 17 Libra, A Retired Sea Captain Watches Ships Entering and Leaving the Harbor. It refers to quiet contemplation of the past with an eye on creating another adventure or journey in life. The Sea represents water and emotion; the retired captain has completed his task with the trials of emotion.

 

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

 

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Planetary Change: A Change in the Weather

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The past few months have been filled with unnerving astrological aspects such as the Uranus/Eris conjunction (new beginnings and changes combined with discord and upset) and Saturn/Neptune square (confusion, difficulty with decisions about right action), and Uranus/Pluto square(the periodic descent into darkness followed by regeneration.) These aspects remain but have weakened–and changes in the weather provide new tools  to better deal with them.

Relatively speaking, the planets are quieter after the super moon. It feels as if they settled after taking on material form in the outer world—at least for the moment. As we pass through periods of intense growth, it’s likely that we’ll continue to feel strong emotions, conflicts, and challenges because it’s how we gain mastery.

Currently, more developed souls are working with collective by learning methods of sending light to larger groups and developing their personal calling. Other light workers have identified their calling and are putting into form on an individual level. But everyone is working on the development of their personal life as well as the perception of energies in the outer world. (We cannot change everything, but we can send light and work together in the achievement of a higher frequency.)

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This week’s astrology offers an interesting and easier walk on the path. Sun in Scorpio (intensity, magnetism in outer life) trines the Moon (emotions, inner self, maternal energies) in Cancer. Sun and Moon trine in water signs can help to create harmonious emotions and positive feelings about life. Both Sun and Moon trine Chiron, the wounded healer, bringing power to heal the inner and outer life.

Mercury (mind, communications) in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn (structure, time, karma) and gives insights about long term plans and structure in life, particularly in relationship to philosophy and the spiritual journey. Saturn gives perseverance and patience, and Mercury can give connection to the Higher Mind. (Mercury also squares Neptune (mysticism, idealism, illusion), meaning it’s important to see through the idealism and illusion of New Age spirituality to find a greater truth.)

Mars (overall energy, male, assertion) helps in realizing our inner potential. It sharpens the body and the higher mind; it can bring us back into alignment with universal ideals. It gives power to move more deeply into spiritual realization, and it helps with positive group endeavors. Mars trines Jupiter (good fortune), which can bring success in a harmonious sense.

Venus (love, beauty, feminine) sits in Capricorn, which bring feelings of rejection and loneliness to the surface. It also squares Jupiter (good fortune.) With this aspect, it’s important to think encouraging thoughts about love—and to know lower thoughts and fears about love and/or relationships are only temporary. This, too, will pass.

Jupiter in Libra balances energy, focuses on partnerships, and harmony. Currently, Jupiter is opposite Uranus, which doesn’t favor new endeavors. Plan to finish or work on projects planned in the past. Jupiter also squares Pluto and brings tension around our hopes and desires, but Pluto can reveal the blocks and hidden issues, which slow the progress of plans.

On the positive, Saturn (karma) trines Uranus (new beginnings), and both planets are in fire, which rules the heart. It indicates the possibility of creating an entirely new structure based on the voice of the heart and interests of the soul. It’s a beautiful opportunity.

 

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

 

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Full Moon Forecast, November’s Super Moon

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The full moon appears on Monday, Nov 14, and it is a super moon—the closest positioning of the earth and moon since 1948. This is a particularly powerful full moon, ushering in cosmic energies and ending the Scorpio moon cycle. With the moon placed in the water sign of Scorpio, there is an intense emphasis on emotions.

The Sun sits in the last degrees of Scorpio, an intense, intuitive sign. The Moon is opposite the Sun in Taurus, a fixed earth sign, which rules the earth, possessions, and physical life. One of the gifts of this moon is transforming spiritual desires and longings into physical form.

Both Sun and Moon are placed in feminine, magnetic signs, making it easier to “pull” our desires. Sun in Scorpio gives intuitive power to see beyond limitations by finding the right vision. It bestows the needed concentration to focus on the dream. Moon in Taurus brings a strong connection to the earth and physical body. Moon in Taurus also confers the ability “feel” our desire on a physical level with full sensation so that we can fully create it.

Mercury (thought, mind, communication) sits in Sagittarius, adding fire and creative expression to the line-up. This placement ignites our passions and spiritual pursuits. It can also give a feeling of restlessness. Mercury squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces, increasing the need of seeing through illusion and finding a higher truth.

Venus (feminine love, material possessions, beauty) is placed in Capricorn, and it’s not a perfect place for this planet. Venus in Capricorn brings a strange equation of strong and suppressed emotion, which can bubble to the surface in strange ways. With this placement, there’s an opportunity to build structure in relationships, but it’s also important to remember it’s more difficult to correctly convey emotion from the heart.

Mars (overall energy, assertion) recently moved in the sign of Aquarius, which encourages free thinking and the New Age. (Thank goodness!) Mars represents overall energy, and Aquarius represents individuals working together in groups to collect light and create change. It’s a very helpful energy at this particular time.

Mars trines (harmoniously) Jupiter (good fortune), which means our work can benefit from humanitarian efforts and sharing our light. Jupiter (good fortune) is opposite Uranus (spiritual change) in Aries, placing a focus on balance as opposed to new beginnings.

Saturn (time, limitation) trines Uranus in Aries, emphasizing the need to stay on the spiritual path as well as possible benefits for this focus. Saturn (time, karma) squares Neptune (mysticism), creating the continued emphasis on discerning the difference between illusion and truth, particularly on the spiritual path. Uranus and Pluto are more tightly squared, continuing periodic blasts of darkness as we walk toward the light.

Overall, there are many planetary placements for development of spiritual life, manifestation, and cosmic growth, but it requires a strong focus and commitment to love with a big helping of faith.

Sabian Symbol Reading, based on Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols

Sun is on 23 Scorpio, A Rabbit Metamorphosed into a Nature Spirt. This symbol speaks about the transmutation of a lower, physical form into more spiritual being—or a specialized state of being. The motion into a higher form and frequency is a natural change associated with spiritual work.

Moon sits on 23 Taurus, A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels. This symbol speaks of physical rewards, wealth and gifts. To receive them, we must acknowledge our worthiness and our wiliness to receive.

Mercury is placed on 4 Sagittarius, A Little Child Learning to Walk with the Encouragement of Parents. This symbol refers to the need for support when learning new skills. It also speaks about the uncertainty of growing into spiritual gifts but taking the first steps—regardless of hesitancy.

Venus is on 3 Capricorn, The Human Soul in its Eagerness for New Experiences Seeks Embodiment. The symbol refers to new levels of consciousness, which will soon be revealed. It can refer to creativity, love, intuition, or a physical gift, but “something” will soon make itself known.

Mars is placed on 4 Aquarius, A Hindu Healer Glows with a Mystic Healing Power. This is a wonderful symbol for Mars, which refers to overall energy—particularly physical energy. Mystic healing power can refer to prana, light, or simply channeling the Divine, but it does indicate an increased ability to heal the self.

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

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Planetary Change, New Moon Forecast

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The New Moon appears on October 30, and it brings a great deal of mystical energy. It is an intense lunation with Sun, Moon, and Mercury closely placed in Scorpio. The combination of New Moon, Halloween, and three planets in Scorpio brings a strong surge of energy, particularly when positioned with Halloween–the time when the doors open between the astral and physical world.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner self, emotions), and Mercury (communications) are placed in Scorpio, the sign that rules birth, death, and sex—all different forms of transformation. Scorpio delivers psychic perception, magnetism, intelligence, passion, and determination. In combination with Halloween, the New Moon will heighten our psychic and intuitive powers.

There is a strong emphasis on emotion with Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron placed in water signs. Fortunately, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Neptune, bringing a mystical note to the chart. Neptune rules the imagination, dreams, illusion, and mysticism. The challenge lies in stilling unruly emotions and focusing on realistic dreams. But this aspect can make life feel very dreamy and lovely.

Mars (assertion, overall energy) sits in Capricorn, a practical earth sign, and it squares Uranus (spiritual change, quantum field) in Aries. Squares often cause tension, and it can feel as if we’re being pushed and pulled between our spiritual aspirations and the frustrations of physical life. Mars square Uranus can indicate instability and quick, impulsive action, but it can also create positive change for more evolved individuals by pushing them into active pursuit of the spiritual path. (Uranus also represents the quantum field where marvelous changes take place in an instant. With Uranus, they often can feel awkward on the initial level, but they are truly for the best!)

Venus (love, material possession, beauty) affects how we feel about our experiences in life.  When Venus is placed in Sagittarius, there is an emphasis on travel, nature, and philosophical pursuits. Venus squares Neptune (idealism, illusion), which can mean misreading other people through optimism and idealism–and not in a practical sense. For the next week or so, it’s helpful to have boundaries in relationships and refrain from financial excess.

Jupiter (hopes, success) in Libra continues to its influence on partnerships, balance, and beauty. With Jupiter in Libra, there’s a need to continually seek balance between the spiritual/physical worlds and the “real” and mystical experiences. This theme runs through the entire New Moon chart.

One beneficial aspect involves Jupiter squares Pluto. This helpful square can aid in finding the strength to move through weaknesses; it focuses on finding our personal power and strength. Pluto involves the will, and Jupiter rules dreams, good fortune, and benevolence. Both planets can positively affect prosperity. It heightens the possibility of creating desires in reality as well as increasing our potential for a happy, positive life.

Saturn in Sagittarius squares and creates tension with Neptune. The square can cause confusion, making it difficult to focus the mind on the task at hand and to waver between our goals and an aspect of current “reality.”  It also blurs boundaries and makes it difficult to draw lines in relationships. Saturn trines Uranus, which brings a balance of change and stability. In other words, we experience a change followed by a period of adjustment.

This aspect helps a great deal with bringing order into our lives after experiencing a heightened state of consciousness, which often seems upsetting—at least, initially. It allows time to create a structure in the physical world for the results of our inner work.

Tips:

  • The New Moon will provide a great deal of energy—particularly emotional energy. When we feel emotion intensely, it’s important to think about changing our lives in a positive sense and meditating on universal love. It’s also helpful to know emotions are like waves; they rise and fall.
  • Take time to dream and imagine wonderful things, but keep them in perspective. When thinking about dreams and desires, consider the time and energy needed to put them into physical form. (Aspects with Neptune can cause lack of realism and a bit of escapism.)
  • Awakened individuals will become more intuitive and psychic with the passage of the New Moon. The placement of the planets and aspects with Neptune expand our mystical qualities. (Make notes and listen to your inner voice.)
  • Mars square Uranus, and Saturn trine Uranus can help with the manifestation of dreams. Both aspects call in the universal quality of awakening and the path of the soul. (Stay flexible and release resistance to change.)
  • Jupiter and Pluto are in a beneficial position to boost prosperity. Meditate on identifying personal potential and power. Visualize prosperity!

Sabian Symbols

This reading is based on Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the degrees of the zodiac. I often look at this part of the chart before looking at the aspects in a chart and reading the forecast because it presents a story through imagery.

Sun and Moon at 8 degrees Scorpio, “The Silvery Moon Shining across a Beautiful Gem of a Lake.” It’s a lovely symbol, representing the yin aspect of life. The lake (water) represents emotion in a calm, still state that reflects light. The moon reflects the sun, creating a balance on earth.

The symbol represents positive change and good fortune, which occur when our emotions and mind are correctly aligned with the feminine. It’s a wonderful oracle for a new moon.

Mercury sits on 10 Scorpio, “A Fellowship Supper Reunites Old Comrades.” This degree brings up the idea of soul contracts, people from past lives, and memories from our past. (The sign of Scorpio can bring up old memories, people from the past, and repetitive situations for clearing and transmutation.) With its close proximity to the Sun and Moon, this process may be part of the New Moon energy.

Venus at 16 Sagittarius, “Seagulls Fly Around a Ship Looking for Food.” This degree can refer to dependence of the sea gull on the sailors and ship. It can refer to finding or taking sustenance from others. It is the symbol for Venus, which can refer to love and loving relationships. It implies the need for boundaries and noticing when others feed on your energy or take too much from you.

Mars at 24 Capricorn, “A Woman Entering a Convent.” It’s a very interesting symbol for Mars, which refers to action and assertion. Typically, a woman enters a convent for inner contemplation and to escape pressure from the outer world. It may indicate a need to move into a higher spiritual state before taking action in the outer world—particularly with Mars square Uranus, which tends to expand impulsive action.

Jupiter is on 11 Libra, “A Professor Peering over his Glasses at His Students.” The image of a professor and glasses invoke thoughts about the rational, logical, and intellectual world. Truly, seeing someone means putting aside the rational world and looking through the heart. Sometimes, it’s important to put aside “reality” and look for the softer eyes of intuition—and the heart.

Uranus sits on Aries 22, “The Gate Opens to the Garden of All Fulfilled Desires.” This degree is included because Uranus is responsible for many of the spiritual changes experienced in the past 4 years. In metaphysics, the garden refers to spiritual world in which everything is perfect and aligned. All of our desires are met at a higher level of consciousness. Perhaps, it refers to the “change” that follows group awakening when we will find ourselves in a whole, new, beautiful world.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planetary Change, Another Shift!

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The “weather” following last weekend’s full moon is softer and less dramatic. For many of us, the full moon awakened subtle energies, which encouraged our inner aspirations. The trick is to continue embracing them—regardless of the planetary energies.

Challenges remain as the planets teach discernment between the ego and inner self. We’re also learning about the difference between programmed global beliefs and the freedom of universal structures. (Big lessons are rarely comfortable although they can bring bliss—when we experience a shift into higher consciousness.)

Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are in Libra, which can make life seem beautiful and gracious. Sun (life, light) and Mercury (communications) oppose Uranus (quantum field) in Aries, meaning our desire to enjoy and balance life may cause conflict with our inner quest for spiritual growth. In short, it’s important to devote time to meditation and contemplation when many changes are afoot in the outer world.

Mars (action, overall energy) in Capricorn squares Uranus (quantum field, spiritual change) in Aries and conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn. Its square with Uranus can make for explosive action, or it can bring meditative thought about how our physical/every day actions blend with our spiritual life.

One of the bigger influences is Mars (action, energy)  conjunct Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) Mars and Pluto in a close position can bring courage, strength, and power to move forward with goals. As we know, power comes in two forms. It can refer to using manipulation to get our way or throwing resentment, hurt, or anger at others.

It can reveal the darker side of our energy–how we lash out or throw energy. True power involves choosing boundaries, staying on our path, and allowing the universe to work through us. We have to choose between force and strength. True strength brings healing, answers, and benefits the “all”.

Venus sits in Sagittarius, which forms a harmonious energy with Jupiter in Libra. These two energies in combination can bring pleasant and beautiful moments into our lives. Venus in Sagittarius tends to desire movement, philosophical stimulation, and physical activity. (Read esoteric writings and follow with a long walk.)

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

Jupiter is sextile Saturn, meaning our good beliefs and positive karma, can help in finding a better life and bringing it into form. Saturn trines Uranus, which means positive karmic efforts to follow our soul can aid in bringing big, spiritual realizations into our physical lives. (This is a powerful trine because it means good fortune can result from sustained effort–particularly those based on inner connection.)

Jupiter and Uranus are square Pluto, meaning the large, radical change continues as we examine and create our lives. Jupiter symbolizing good fortune, so we’re discovering how to transcend our limiting beliefs about the goodness in life. Uranus pushes us to realize the importance of spiritual life and Pluto reveals our limiting beliefs and illusions.

NOTES:

  1. The energy remains a bit erratic with the continuation of Uranus conjunct Eris (the 10th planet of discord), and Mars and Jupiter square Uranus. It makes everything seem unpredictable. (Remember it’s easiest to manifest when life is not completely stable. Uranus does help with the quantum field, so use the energy to focus on big desires.)
  2. Two T-squares appear before the end of the month. (The first T-square is on Oct 20; the next T-square appears on Oct 23.) T-squares make life feel a bit heavy and frustrating. Fortunately, they pass quickly.
  3. If we use it wisely, there’s a marvelous aspect with Mars conjunct Pluto. It can truly help in materializing desires and goals. It can give relentless drive and courage. It’s also important to use it wisely by focusing power in a beneficent way. Obviously, the object of the aspect is pursuing a goal from a place of neutrality while allowing the universe to work through us. (On the highest level, this aspect can help with integrating many of the current changes–as well as manifesting dreams.)
  4. There is much lovely energy in the chart. Nature is spectacularly beautiful with Venus in Sagittarius and Libra in Jupiter. Make time to visit with the loveliness of the world. It helps in awakening the inner self.
  5. Create a balanced schedule with time for inner and outer work. Spend time observing the self and watching feelings and thoughts. Shift into higher consciousness whenever possible.

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

 

 

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Full Moon Forecast: More Change

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It’s a volatile forecast for the full moon on October 16. Sun and Mercury are in Libra, a beautiful air sign with a focus on balance. The Full Moon appears in Aries, a fire sign. Aries is the beginning of new motion; it’s forceful and headstrong.  The conflict begins with Moon (feminine, emotion, the mother) conjunct or close to Uranus. Both signs are in Aries, and Uranus promotes sudden change.

It’s not difficult to link the equation of emotion (Moon) and sudden change (Uranus). It simply means our emotions will be a bit unstable and erratic. On the plus side, it can mean brilliantly, inspired connection—or it can bring instability. As usual, the choice is ours, but awareness is key because we can choose to observe swings in mood and evaluate at a later date.

In the big picture, change is coming into our lives—whether we want it or not. If we were waiting for a special time or resisted the motion of the universe, we don’t have to worry. The desired change—or some sort of change—is already on the way. (Many aspects in this chart point to non-traditional change. Planets aligned with Uranus and Pluto bring different currents of energy into our awareness.)

Additionally, Uranus and Eris, which is called the 10th planet, are square. Some astrologers believe the square with Eris can move our consciousness into profound transformation; others think it indicates a period of chaos through April 2017. Either way, it brings (more) temporary confusion because the Greek goddess, Eris, symbolizes discord.

Sun (outer life) and Mercury (communication, thought) are opposite Uranus, meaning our pleasant thoughts about life may temporarily seem out of sync with the changes that the universe seeks for us. (Aspects with Uranus tend to come and go with an on/off motion. By holding tightly to a higher vision, life often rearranges itself into a higher form.)

Mercury (communication, thought) in Libra squares Mars (action, masculine) in Capricorn. There will be a tendency to float through life with beautiful thoughts, but Mars asks for physical structure and changes in the material world.

Jupiter (good fortune) and Saturn (limitation, time, work) offer more harmonious aspects. Jupiter sextiles Saturn, meaning harmony and good fortune are possible if we stay disciplined, balanced, and focused on our spiritual path. Saturn trines Uranus, which means an opportunity for taming the wild Uranian energy into a form that is compatible with our personal karma.

Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus are currently square Pluto, which has a strong tendency to dredge up the subterranean depths of the subconscious. Memories, which reveal patterns, may rise to surface. We may feel our fears or glimpse the forces behind problems in our lives.

Pluto’s strength is transmutation, the act of taking darkness and transforming into light. Pluto reveals truth, which is ultimately freeing. There is great freedom in seeing through illusion, but it’s rarely a comfortable ride.

Notes

  • Uranus brings connection with the Divine, an ability to move into heightened awareness, innovation, and invention. It can also bring contradictory and unstable feelings. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, and Eris aspect Uranus
  • Moon conjunct Uranus can make emotions erratic. Wait before making big decisions.
  • Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto. This type of square has caused much personal turmoil since 2012. Pluto pulls things from the subconscious and the darker side of life for transformation. Meditate when possible and focus on the positive.
  • Saturn trines Uranus, indicating discipline and positive, consistent action can help with cosmic change.
  • It’s a forceful chart with a great deal of energy to create change in our lives. The symbol for the moon is particularly positive (see below.) It speaks of a positive change of fortune, which is brought by the winds of change.

 

Sabian Symbols from Lynda Hill

Sun sits on Libra 24, A Third Wing on the Left Side of the Butterfly. A third wing refers to imbalance, a creative overbalance. It also refers to the acceptance of fragility and difference in others as well as empathy for emotional breakdowns and other aspects of oversensitivity.

Moon is placed in Aries 24, An Open Window and a Net Curtain Blowing into the Shape of a Cornucopia. The Cornucopia refers to Abundantia, a Roman Goddess of good fortune and prosperity. A cornucopia can also refer to the fall harvest, a specific time of natural abundance.

It speaks of a change in the wind, which brings a positive change of fortunes. The symbol emphasizes the use of imagination and action to catalyze a desired realization.

Mercury is found on 16 Libra, After the Storms of Winter, A Boat Landing Stands in Need of Reconstruction. This symbol is very appropriate after Hurricane Matthew. Many of our communications are currently focused on this subject.  On a personal level, many people are reconstructing and rebuilding their lives in this time of “new” light.

Venus sits on 28 Scorpio, An Inventor Performs a Laboratory Experiment. Many awakened people are searching for the right focus on consciousness to bring about a change in the world. Alchemy refers to this specific change in consciousness as “laboratory” work, which means creating something new and wondrous from known materials. (With Uranus in the mix, it may be possible.)

Mars is placed on Capricorn 13, A Fire Worshipper Meditates on the Ultimate Realities of Existence. Fire was given to mankind by Prometheus; it was stolen from the Greek gods. Fire produces light to see our path, and it gives warmth. By tending the fire of the heart, we make a great deal of progress on our spiritual path.

Jupiter sits on Libra 8, A Blazing Fireplace in a Deserted Home. Again, fire represents warmth and love. If we see connection with the universe as our spiritual “home”, the fire symbolizes eternal love, which never ceases to support and comfort us.

 

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

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Planetary Change: Beauty, Balance, and Intensity

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A beautiful, thin crescent moon rises, and we move into a lovely lull of calmer energy. It’s a balanced chart with the elements nicely placed. Currently, we have a few days to rest while enjoying the fall beauty. It’s a perfect time for deciding the right balance of work, rest, and play for the remainder of the year.

As with most forecasts, there is an equation of contrasting energy. Libra likes to live a balanced, contemplative life, but other planets—Mars and Venus—push us into deeper expression of our true thoughts and feelings. (Expression of the inner self is an art. It takes time to say how we feel from a neutral place while accepting our personal, deep feelings.)

Sun and Jupiter sit in Libra, bringing an emphasis on using thought to create good fortune. The Sun represents life and light. Jupiter focuses on benevolence, good fortune, and luck. This placement suggests the right thoughts—which come from the higher self—can lead to breakthroughs and success.

Mercury (communication and thought) moves into Libra, an air sign, on October 7, joining Sun and Jupiter. Generally speaking, the energy feels lighter when we have an emphasis on air. It’s easier to make decisions and find the “feeling” of the right direction in life. (The negative side of Libra is procrastinating about choices, refusing to take sides, and turning away from intense issues.)

Mars is in Capricorn, which asks for a concrete form for our hopes, thoughts, and wishes. The sign of Capricorn rules structure; it is an earth sign, meaning it gives—or wants—form. Mars rules action, and it squares (think tension) the Sun and Mercury, which can indicate tension between our ideas/thoughts and the required action of putting them into form.

Mars’ placement is confusing because it rules action and direct speech, but it also squares Jupiter. In general, it means we’ll experience a strong desire to speak our minds, but it’s probably not wise because it can impact our good fortune. (Wait, cool down, and revise thoughts and words.)

Venus sits in Scorpio, which transforms feminine energy into a sharp, seductive, slightly dark form. Venus represents love and beauty, and Scorpio is intense, direct, and intuitive. Venus in Scorpio can free us from old patterns, cut to the chase, and can move us into more self-love. On the negative, it’s easy to get lost in old hurts and resentments with this placement, but it also gives the power to transform and transmute them.

Venus trines Chiron, the wounded healer, and Neptune, mysticism/illusion. The harmonious trines truly give an opportunity to clear old patterns through spiritual work and heal karmic wounds. The best part of the trines comes from the tendency to see/feel life in a lovely way. (Venus trine Neptune puts an emphasis on beauty, and Venus trine Chiron gives an opportunity to heal wounds involving love and sex.)

Sun (life) will square Pluto (underworld, transmutation) on October 7, creating a definite energetic clash. Pluto brings issues up for the darkness, clears the subconscious mind, and reveals our fears Sun in Libra wants beauty, harmony, and incredible art. Needless to say, the energies don’t mesh.

In many ways, the current astrological forecast may resemble our personal world. We “think” it’s time for light, beauty, and harmony, but the planets push for the right balance of assertion and expression of deep truth. We have to relinquish our control issues, look honestly at the world, and trust the guidance of our inner self.

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

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Planetary Change: October Forecast

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October brings beautiful weather, bright skies, and better energies while September ends with a positive New Moon (Sept 30) with Sun/Moon in Libra.  It’s a lovely start for the month. Sun in Libra brings the beauty of air, expansion of mind, and the desire for balance, justice, and harmony. Jupiter (good fortune) aligns with the Sun, strengthening our ability to bring events into our life. With only 3 planets in retrograde-Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto—it’s easier to move forward. (Think of retrograde planets as a bit of an anchor, which slows our progress.)

The month also brings a great deal of energy with two New Moons, one Full Moon, and Halloween, which represents the opening of the doors between the worlds. New Moons act as a void–a space to pull in new energy to shape as the moon grows full. Along with the new energies, which are very intense, we’ll experience three openings for a flood of energy. Obviously, it’s important to work on our grounding skills!

The challenge of the month comes with T-squares, which appear fairly regularly. They can bring pressure to see aspects of life, which need changing. And it’s usually not in a wonderful way. On the positive, Sun and Jupiter in Libra bring balance and can help to find an equitable solution. (The current square is between Neptune (mysticism), Saturn (time, karma), and North Node, representing spiritual career and potential.)

Venus (beauty, art, material goods) is placed in Scorpio, intensifying passion, emotion, and jealousy in relationship. It can also symbolize beginnings, endings, or the motion of relationships into another form. Mars (male energy, assertion) sits in Capricorn with a focus on accumulating wealth, material goods, and altering career into a higher level. (Capricorn is an earth sign, representing ambition in the outer world.)

Saturn (time, discipline, karma) is placed in Sagittarius, continuing the emphasis on spiritual life and discipline. In combination with Mars, it’s wise to consider the best path for merging our spiritual discipline and physical career.

Neptune continues her journey through Pisces, opening us to a sea of love and expanding the reach of inner emotion. Uranus continues to call in the New Age with weird, amazing, and wacky energies and remains square to Pluto, pulling in old, dark energies that require transmutation.

The Moon and Mercury currently oppose Chiron, the wounded healer. It means our current thoughts and emotions can oppose our inner healing. It won’t last forever, and we’re familiar with it.

Summary

It’s a relatively, quiet month, and life should feel better, clearer, and more optimistic. It is important to take advantage of the good weather by moving into opportunity, making small and large changes, and creating a strong image of what is wanted in life.

The T-squares (and Uranus/Pluto) continue to push us out of our comfort zones and into a wilder universe. It’s not good or bad. It’s simply a demonstration of how true happiness may live in a different environment than playing safe.

It’s best to use the beautiful energy to dream and create as long as we don’t take it for granted. Everything changes often on Planet Earth, and we’re being propelled into larger changes and shifts. Continue listening to the inner self and lean on the universe for support. (It always works!)

NOTE: Use the ample energies of this time to stay with inner desires, find the rhythm of the inner self, and create harmony between the inner and outer world.

 

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

 

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