Archive for Soul Development

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.

 

Simple Ways of Working with the Energy

Image by Regina Lord

 

The energies are not always easy, but there are new ways of working with them. There’s time to think, meditate, exercise, and grow. As you read through the list, it’s obvious that evolution is the only way to move through the current changes. Spiritual evolution involves exchanging lower vibrations for higher ones, resisting lower thoughts, and allowing universal energy to sustain us. It’s also about awareness and balance, On a bigger level, it’s about moving into universal love.

  • More inner work. Focus on inner work and release the outer world. By working on your connection with the Divine, you radiate light, mitigate karma, and help others. Focus on connection and a soft feeling of happiness, which pervades your life.
  • Oscillation. Earth changes, alterations in the frequency of light, and mass consciousness pull your personal energies up and down. The low point occurs from the exertion of the outer world, which activates lower personal patterns. Inner work lifts your consciousness to the peak of the wave where attunement to higher frequencies is possible. (The higher frequencies are indications of who you can become, and the lower vibrations activate old patterns and lower frequencies.) It’s possible to raise personal vibrations into higher frequencies through conscious choice.
  • Anxiety. It’s activated by the world and mass consciousness. It’s not your energy. Focus on the heart space and the inner self. Centering on the inner self insulates your being from the energy of others and lower world vibrations. (You can add greater protection by seeing light around your home or workplace.)
  • Acknowledge negative feelings and dissatisfaction but turn it around. Make a mental list of the positive aspects of life. Visualize how you want your life to flow. Spend time “seeing” what you want to experience.
  • Return to source. Ask for clarity, understanding, and a deeper view of life. Make simple requests. Ask to change the flow of the day, use your intuition to create an easier, more positive solution, and spend 15 minutes developing gifts.
  • Find a neutral, balanced way of being. The world is very polarized in duality. Stay in the center. You can listen to other people but refuse to become pulled down by their point of view. Don’t defend or share your feelings (unless the other person is open). Change the subject and find a harmonious, interesting topic for conversation. In this way, you pull the other person into your harmony and light.
  • Know you are here for a reason. It may be to align with a higher vibration, send love and light to others, or simply see a better reality. But you’re part of the change. Your presence is important. When you change in a positive sense, you radiate more light. The light radiates outwardly to many others in the world, creating a substantial shift.

 

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.

The Challenge of Oscillation

One of the challenges of the current shift is oscillation, the periodic sensations of high and low. It occurs as the inner self develops, and we move through karma. (Karma can simply mean habits, repetitive patterns, or a negative response – as small as refusing to recognize or speak our personal truth.) Oscillation can cause strong emotions. Although we are steadily moving into a higher place, we continue to experience the old vibrations of the lower self.
We master oscillation over a period of time – not instantly. But we can observe, think about the inner self, and center for a few moments, which is the essence of mastery.
Here are a few tips:
1)      When life moves easily, it’s good to expand the energy outwardly into the present and the near future. It’s also helpful to “see” good things for others and project a better, happier world. (Scientific experiments prove “seeing” good for others brings healing and positive energy into our lives.)
2)      When the emotional/mental waves are low, it’s helpful to know they pass more quickly when we take time to tap into the spiritual self. We can replace lower thoughts with positive thoughts; we can substitute a positive emotion for a lower one. (We do this by meditating on peace, harmony, joy, or the feeling of a higher vibration.) We can send pink light (love) to the lower self, which feels the emotion.
3)      When we observe a thought or emotion, it becomes quieter. The inner self generates positive emotions and thoughts. It delivers peaceful answers. By putting our consciousness in this place, life changes.
4)      Many teachings speak of “low” and “high” points as storms and rainbows. We think storms are difficult, and rainbows signal a time of abundance. Both are illusions on the path on life. Beyond the illusion is the path of light. If we remain on the journey, we find (and become) the light.
5)       When we change how we see life, “reality” changes. It takes on the shape and form of our thoughts. If we know we are passing through a wave, it’s unlikely that all of our thoughts are true and real. Simply knowing this is very helpful!
6)      Within the universe, there are thousands of secrets. Study and meditation reveal some of the secrets. We also perceive some of the secrets of the inner self by mastering oscillation, the interplay between the lower and higher self. (In difficult moments, call on angels, teachers, and guides. Someone or something – a book, recorded meditation, or a call from a friend – will always help.)

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

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

New Moon Forecast

 

The New Moon appears on July 20 at 7:29 pm ET. It is the beginning of a new cycle, which follows a season of eclipses. Eclipses tend to stir up karma as well as awakening gifts and creating internal change. It also marks the turning of the year into the last half of the season when life heightens and diminishes as we move in the direction of harvest.

It’s an interesting forecast with a repeat of many aspects from the previous forecast. Fortunately, there’s not an eclipse, and Mercury (communications) is direct. When a chart repeats with a few positive changes, it offers the opportunity to break a karmic cycle through conscious awareness. When a cycle reappears in life or the planet (with a few improvements), it’s a sign of personal/cosmic growth. We may revisit the cycle, but we have more tools and awareness. (Also, the New Moon is quieter on an energetic level, which denotes less input from mass consciousness. If we’re truly moving through karmic patterns, it’s a good thing!)

Four planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) are in retrograde, which can give a heavy feeling. (We are working against the tide when we’re active.) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain in the placement associated with the corona virus and altering structural change on a personal and global level.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in opposition to Jupiter (expansion) Saturn (karma), and Pluto (transformation, underworld). Both planets are placed in a water sign, denoting emotional involvement and heightened sensitivity. The sign of Cancer brings the energies of the Mother, the Sea, and the flow of emotion. We may strongly desire the pleasant of flow of emotion that comes from family, adventures on the water, and the exchange of positive feelings. However, the conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto brings the need for isolation and reflection. We may move between the desire to continue with the safety of isolation and the desire to interact physically and emotionally with others. (I recommend using your intuition as a guideline–as everyone has exceptions to the rule.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion). A trine with Sun and Moon brings the likelihood of mystical insights, artistic expressions, and appreciation for the beauty of life. It can also enhance moments of relaxation and stillness with the soul. Neptune often speaks when our inner dialog is quiet, so take time for meditation and contemplation of the beauty of life. (It also heightens positive feelings and connection with the inner self.)

Mercury (communication) remains in Cancer, and it is wonderfully direct! Mercury squares (tension) Mars (male energy, assertion), which can create frustration and anger—and also delays. It may feel like Mercury is still in retrograde, but it’s frustrated emotion and lack of knowing how to make progress. (If you don’t feel it, you may experience it in the outer world. It can also take a few days after Mercury moves direct for electronics to behave!)

Venus is in Gemini, encouraging short trips, interaction with siblings, and social gatherings. Mercury rules the sign of Gemini, so we’ll continue to see meetings via the internet and phones. This placement can stimulate writing, communication from the heart, and self-expression. Venus sextiles Mars (action, male energy), which can make male/female interaction more harmonious. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Think of ultra-emotional sensitivity combined with the ability to see beauty and express feelings through art.

Mars in Aries loves move forward with independent action and heightened initiative, but it rarely stops to think through the impulse. (Mars will be in this position through November, so we have time to learn about this.)  It’s a wonderful position if we learn the lesson of not reacting or acting too quickly and forcefully, particularly if  the desire for resonates with the inner self. On the positive, it gives ease of movement with projects and plants, particularly if we’re willing to exchange frustration/anger for expression. Mars squares Jupiter bestows strength, enthusiasm, and vigor for life. It can also cause impulsive actions and a tendency to overdo with boundaries and issues. (If we tone down our energy around boundaries and causes, it’s a good aspect.) Mars conjuncts (close to) Chiron (wounded healer), which may give insights into the spaces where we tend not to take action—or do it poorly. It’s an opportunity for growth.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, karma), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain locked–and in conjunction throughout much of the year. The structure of life is changing, and we have to make our best effort to bring about positive change and act on higher intuition.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. Since Uranus moved in Taurus, the frequency of earthquakes and volcanoes has increased. Judging from the light that I see emanating from the earth, many changes are underground—not yet appearing on the surface of life. (Manifestation is the same. We meditate, visualize, and feel an experience as real, but it takes weeks or months to surface.) For the time being, it’s a lovely mystery.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces rules the astral world of mass consciousness and lower/higher emotion.  As we grow spiritually and expand our vision and ability, we feel it more deeply. However, we can channel the energy into self-expression and growth by opening to Neptune’s mystical side.

The chart represents both growth and the need to review energies that have been present for a month of more. Mercury retrograde slowed our ability to move through obstacles, and it also gave time for rest and review. Now, it’s time to move through blocks, find our voices, and express our feelings in a positive, assertive way.  It takes time and work, but we are clearing karma—and moving forward on the path of light.

 

 

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

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

When The World Feels Strange

Image by Dodi Ballada
Why does everything feel strange?
Everything feels strange because we are moving through a dispensation of light, which will last another 5-10 years. We’re between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius when light rains down on the planet—and the Precession of Ages, a 26,000 year cycle.
We’re also moving through a cleansing and reveal of truth (both darkness and light) on this planet. Currently, we’re in an eclipse cycle that heightens emotions, and there are aspects with Eris, which bring discord.
For awakened people like you, it means moving more deeply into the inner self and radiating a higher vibration whenever possible. We can also radiate peace and love whenever possible.
Why does the energy feel so strong?
In the Aquarian Age, we become enlightened as a collective, meaning we feel the joined energy of everyone. The collective energy amplifies feelings and thoughts. We have a choice of choosing the higher or lower collective, and we have a choice about personal alignment.
The group initiative means we feel everyone else. On certain days, we are together in the light. When we’re not aligned with the inner self, we can feel everyone else’s shift. We also feel mass consciousness at the grocery store, when watching the news or scrolling through social media. (We consistently experience oscillation between light and darkness.) By anchoring in the heart or the inner self, we stay centered and balanced. (It’s one of the many lessons.)

One day, I feel fine. The next day, I feel terrible, tired, or emotional. What’s causing this?

There’s definitely an unsettled feeling. Oddly, we may feel it more when we’re very connected. Our inner awareness and intuition bring heightened awareness of change.

Earth is raising her frequency and pivoting between several physical points on her axis. (No, it’s not a polar shift.) The old points of alignment feel good to our bodies. The new points of alignment bring in an entirely different energy. The shift of the earth causes changes in the cycle of life. The days are longer, and the shadows look different. Everything is growing at an accelerated rate. There are significant changes with animals and birds.

The earth exudes a rhythm, which we feel physically and emotionally. The rhythm is interrupted as the earth rocks on her axis. Hypothetically, the motion occurs to shake up old patterns and help in raising our vibration. (Be patient. Everyone is adjusting.)

The new energy can feel exhilarating or exhausting. It depends on what we’re doing, the placement of our consciousness, and our overall frequency. The energy also brings awareness of health issues, emotional/mental patterns for clearing.

On the positive side, it’s much easier to manifest when “material” reality is unstable. Energy flows more easily and adapts to new forms. The important part is taking time to sit, center, and focus on visualization. (It also helps to walk and garden.) And there are also moments of feeling divinely connected.

Are there other reasons for feeling weird?

Yes. the energy is changing rapidly and radically. Aspects with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are about creating a new structure in life (and in the world), revealing suppressed darkness, and finding the power for transformation. Light workers are only beginning to learn how to work together on a collective level; it requires all of our skills and love.

We’re dealing with our darkness and light—and seeing more about the political, economic world. In the big picture, it helps in creating a vision for a better world as well as learning how to send light to one another.

NOTE: Recent astrological charts presented aspects to help in becoming aware of karma as well as mystical, healing aspects that require opening to love. It’s wonderful, but it’s not always easy!

What can I do about it?

Hang on for the ride. Accept the ups and downs. Nurture yourself on tired days and achieve on good days. Understand the rhythms of the energy. Nothing lasts forever; it changes from day to day.

Check in with your inner self. Ask if today is a good day for errands, emails, new clients, or deep talks. Make the physical body stronger and spend time observing the flow of nature. Feel your flow. Trust that we’re moving into a time of greater love. (Don’t worry about the people who don’t feel the fluctuations or step into awakening. Stay centered and trust your inner self.)

Make time to open up to your inner nature through meditation, and listen to the universe!

 

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 Strawberry Moon and Lunar Eclipse

 

June’s Strawberry Full Moon comes on Friday, June 5 at 3:12 pm. There’s also a lunar eclipse and challenging aspects, which appear as part of the unusual rhythm of 2020. On the outer level, it’s easy to see patterns and rhythms of conflict and upset. On a higher level, it’s likely that we can evolve and master many of these energies on a collective level in the coming months.

Sun (life) in Gemini focuses on short range communications such as news and social media, interaction with friends and families. The air sign is represented by the twins, denoting the dual nature of life—which can be transcended through insights into the spiritual self. Moon (emotions) is placed in Sagittarius, the archer who focuses on long range goals and intentions.

Sun (life) forms a lovely conjunction (close to) Venus (love, relationships), which can amplify feelings of harmony and love. Sun squares (tension) Mars, which can ignite the will and force. It can become the powerful placement of the creative warrior and/or represent tension, anger, and rage. It can bestow achievement through increased will power and determination—at its best. Sun also squares Neptune (illusion/mysticism), and it tends to cause frustration. However, it increases creativity and desire for expression.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action, male energy) form a T-square, which delivers the feeling of pressure in life. However, we have free will—and can focus on universal energies or frustrations. (Think of dialing into the universe for a specific, higher frequency and feeling. Stay there!)

Moon (emotions) opposes (opposite) Venus (love, relationships) increases our need for love from others when it’s probably important to love the self. Moon squares Mars (action)—an indication that our emotions can override the need to take positive action and/or lead us into the wrong action.

Mercury (communication, higher mind) sits in Cancer, a water sign, which can heighten emotion. Mercury trines (harmonious) Mars (action), meaning the higher mind can guide our actions to create positive emotions and change in life.

Venus is placed in Gemini, giving a tendency for light conversation and socialization. However, Venus is retrograde, so we feel less of her positive qualities (love, harmony) at this time. Venus squares (tension) Mars (male, action), and we’re likely to feel out of sync with the people who we love and the sweeter rhythms of life. (Venus moves direct on June 25.)

Mars sits in Pisces, a water sign represented by fishes swimming in opposite directions. Mars in Pisces tends to repress negative feeling until they surface. Mars is conjunct (close to) Neptune (illusion, mysticism). The aspect heightens sensitivity and accentuates the need for grounding and practicality.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) conjuncts (close to) Saturn (structure, karma) pushes our consciousness into growth and expansion. Often, it brings obstacles, but it also gives strength to overcome them. It gives recognition of limitation and a desire to overcome it.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which limits the ability to create change in the way that we want and brings obstacles into our path.  It’s best to see problems and take action—rather than dreaming big plans and making significant choices. Let the universe reveal the right path to creating a better, more positive life.

Jupiter (expansion, good luck) and Saturn (limitation, karma) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation). As we’ve seen the past few months, these aspects reveal the hidden crevices of lower and higher collective consciousness. The goal is creating a transformation based on higher vibrations. (We have to see the truth to change it.)

Tips

  1. We may feel frustration and anxiety on an emotional level, and it’s helpful to know that it’s temporary. It’s useful to notice the causes of frustration and determine if it’s the overall energy or a pertinent issue that requires a different type of action.
  2. Sun conjunct Venus can help in identifying with peace and love. It’s important to remember this higher part of our consciousness is always available. It’s a matter of tapping into it.
  3. It takes will and motivation to move into the higher side of expression with Sun, Moon, and Venus square Neptune. This aspect can give feelings of tiredness and lack of focus. However, it can also denote the ability of creative expression–if we tap into it.
  4. It’s not an easy chart, but the pressure will subside as we move away from the full moon. Regardless of feelings or circumstances, we have the power to see the opposite of a specific situation, find a better, higher frequency, and take the time to see the needed changes in life.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Gemini 15, “Two Dutch Children Talking and Studying Their Lessons Together.” The symbol asks for greater understanding of other people’s point of view as well as connection and collaboration on a higher mental level. In sharing knowledge on common ground, both children profit from the endeavor.

Moon is on Sagittarius 15, “The Ground Hog Looking for Its Shadow on Ground Hog Day.” The degree depicts the desire for indication of upcoming changes and the need for a “sign” to follow in the right direction. It relates to the emotional need to find clarity in a time of confusion.

Mercury is on Cancer 9, “A Small Naked Girl Bends Over A Sparkling Pond Trying to Catch A Fish.” The symbol speaks of the naivety and innocence of childhood when we are free from societal needs.  We can play in the beauty of life and ponder what lives in the sparkling pond. (It’s a much needed energy!)

Venus is placed on Gemini 13, “A World Famous Pianist Giving A Concert Performance.” The placement refers to those who have mastered their gifts and can share them with others. It suggests finding a love connection through the higher vibrations of adepts. It can also indicate a need to develop and express our individual talents.

Mars is on Pisces 16, “In a Quiet Moment, A Creative Individual Experiences The Flow of Inspiration“. When we attune with universal, higher consciousness, we find peace and answers. With Mars (action) on this degree, it’s important to move into this place of being before taking “frustrated” and/or angry action.

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 27, “A Mountain Pilgrimage”. This is a beautiful symbol that speaks of exaltation and ascension of spirit, which represents good fortune (Jupiter) in this chart. It’s a lovely placement for consciousness with an illuminated goal.

 

 

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.

 

 

Nature: Time of a Feminine Age

Image by Josephine Walls

According to the indigenous grandmothers, we are moving into a different time of new beginnings when everything will work in a new way. Feminine energy will preside in this new era, replacing many aspects of the masculine, which required constant action and “push” in the physical world. It emphasizes “feeling” the way into right action as opposed to the old mantra of “just do it”.
Indigenous cultures were based on feminine principles and involved connection with the earth. (Simple exercises such as meditating while focusing on a landscape or tree were used to bring in a desire.) There is a strong focus on sensation and emotion, including the necessity of “knowing” if a step resonated with the heart, particularly when taking an action.
I learned about this method from wolves. They often spent an entire day focusing on a desire until it took form, or an opportunity occurred. (It works well for humans, too.) The earth supports putting thoughts in creative form. It’s an ancient, beautiful way of being, which is likely genetically encoded. It’s a state of oneness with the earth and sky. Beyond this, it’s a slower way of being that involves time spent looking at trees and skies while learning to love what is within us—or as the Native Americans call it, “walking like a living prayer.”
Part of the motion into the feminine comes from the placement of 7 of the 10 planets (astrology includes the moon) are placed in earth and water signs, which are feminine. Stillness, connection with nature, and meditative states are associated with indigenous cultures. By lifting our minds and emotions to a specific frequency, we heighten the likelihood of manifesting a desire. The desired result is harmonious and uplifting.
Personal Lessons from Nature the Current Time
1) I don’t need to travel into the world — or to do as much as I thought.  (I’m also happier this way, and I have more time for walks and higher thoughts.)
2) I can buy most of what I need on the internet. Without driving or flying, we help the earth.  (Staying home made a huge difference in the natural world in only a few weeks.)
3) The natural world is slower and more beautiful than I remembered (before the shut-down.)
4) I can’t see my friends or family, but I can send love and light to them every day. It’s a wonderful practice that I plan to continue.
5) Without diversions, I am much happier and focused. Nature is showing us a new way of life.
Here are a few, simple ways of tapping into the feminine.
1) Think of the generous aspects of nature and the universe. See the universal energies as a force that wants to fulfill your desires. Reflect on the good parts of your life and see more pouring into your life.
2) Sit by a tree. Focus on sending out thoughts about your happiness, how you could feel better in the present moment, and a better future. Ask the tree to extend the feelings into the future.  (Trees also help with intuitive communication with loved ones and friends.)
3) Meditate outdoors. Feel the sunlight moving through you like universal light. Hold a visual and ask nature to correct it. While in this process, notice the beauty and sounds in the world. They help with harmony and balance.
4) Go for a walk. Notice how your thoughts and feelings change with the landscape. Notice the colors and shapes that are uplifting for you.
5)  Thank the earth for her goodness and express gratitude for the physical body. Notice how your body works and functions well. Take joy in it.

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

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