Archive for Soul Development – Page 2

Open the Heart

Image by Regina Lord

 

 

In this blog post, I speak of my own experiences in the hope that they are useful or inspirational to others.

It is through my connection with the One that I experience the “All” or the energies of the world at large. We are not separate from the feelings or thoughts of other people–even the departed emanate waves of energy. Animals, plants and trees speak hourly in a soft language of holograms and sound. There is also a “field” of overlying energy that surrounds everything and everyone, individually and as a whole. It feels as though the field ripples whenever there is a disturbance–either individually or collectively. All of these energies are consistently apparent to me.

Because I am accustomed to these experiences – to feeling and seeing that which is invisible to others – I accept this as my life. I expect to hear the soft voices of my plants as they are watered, the voices of people, animals or trees, and, even muted voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains that lie in the distance. I suspect that this is the language of the heart, a language that we are all wired internally to see and hear but have forgotten through time. It is this language of the heart that I hope to share.

The opening of the heart chakra is considered as one of the initiatory milestones on the journey of the soul. When my heart chakra opened, I was amazed at the outpouring of love  I felt. My heart opened, and it felt as if a floodgate had opened. My love poured out into the earth and the universe. The Universe answered with an absolute downpour of love. It felt as though every particle in my being was in a flood of rain, only it was not rain, it was love. I remember wondering how so much love could exist n the universe.

This love seemed to actually be a fiber or a substance that I could see in every living thing and every living being, both animate and inanimate. This fabric was in everything. Everything was connected by this one substance that alchemy refers to as “first matter”. The identification of “First Matter” is the understanding that everything is connected by a fiber-like energy that IS love, that is light. The Emerald Tablets say; “All things are from one, by the mediation of one, and all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.”

The hidden connection between everyone and every “thing” became obvious through observation and practice. I could see heart chakras, and my gifts came very quickly. I learned to hear the voices of plants, animals and the inner voices of people. The language of plants and animals was pure; it was the voice of the heart. The inner language of people was thick, garbled and often negative. I had to learn to whether or not I should listen, and I had to learn detachment about negativity.

I experienced such overwhelming Universal love during this time. It seemed that if I loved everything and everyone that my life would “work”. But I was only beginning to glimpse my own “true self”, the mediating self that is found through spiritual reflection and the development of one’s character. I had to learn passively loving all that was NOT the answer, but loving the fiber of “all” in myself that was a great deal of the answer. As I learned to love the molecules in me, my understanding of our spiritual connection grew. The answers came in flashes as I learned to listen to my heart and to align with the energy of the One or the All.

I also felt incredible pain in the areas of my life that were not aligned with my inner self. The bliss of my connection with my heart and the divine was disturbed by the turbulence of my daily life. The duality of my life was overwhelming difficult at times. But the pain encouraged devotion to my studies. It lessened when I changed an aspect of my life to reflect my true self. Deep meditation brought profound emotional relief.

In the study of hermetics, the true self is depicted by an angel with an upward triangle in the area of the heart. The upward triangle signifies the “spiritual fire” that fills the heart of the aspirant. This angel is said to dwell in the heart of every person, slowly revealing one’s true nature through spiritual study and reflection.

As our spiritual strength develops, intuition often comes in flashes, with glimpses of our true desires which are aligned with the soul. Love has many faces in metaphysics and alchemy. As we learn to truly love ourselves, the desire for approval, which is stimulated by the ego, begins to fall away. We learn that severity, mercy, passion, communication and other qualities are all different heart energies on the path of the soul. Each is utilized in a different manner, time and method.

A balance of duality is eventually found through this mediation of weighing the desires of the true self and the ego in the heart chakra. Through recognition of the heart’s desires, we learn detachment and self-observation about the duality of “reality” or illusion. We come to the understanding that reality is the fabric of our dreaming, a mirror-like reflection of our beliefs, thoughts, emotions and sensations.

We begin to understand that each side of duality represents part of the whole, that each is an integral part of the other. It is then that we discover the secret space behind heart — the resolution of duality within ourselves. The invisible becomes visible as we become more intuitive, if not to our physical eyes, then certainly to our internal vision. As we act on the impulse of the heart for joy and freedom, we gain alignment with the great Universal Mind of the All. We become aware that we are loved mightily in the presence of the One and the All.

 

 

 

 

 

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 & New Energies

 

The New Moon appears on March 6, and it bestows lovely energy—along with a few challenges. At the time of the New Moon, the sky is dark. It’s a good time for finding answers through the inner self and resting quietly for a day or two before moving into a phase of action. The New Moon brings a focus on the dreamy, feminine energy of Pisces with Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications) and Neptune (mysticism/idealism) placed in this sign. Pisces is a water sign, and it amplifies emotion. As ruler of the 12th house, it also pertains to karma from past lives and the past Age, which was ruled by Pisces.

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions, feminine) sextile (harmonious) Mars (action) and Saturn (discipline, karma). Sun and Moon in Pisces can increase the expanse of the imagination and inspire new dreams; the positive aspects with Mars and Saturn give strength to act decisively and in a disciplined way. After all, this is how we bring the beauty of the imagination into physical form, which is one of the lessons of this point in time.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Jupiter in Sagittarius, bringing tension between our dreams and expansion in life. Planets in Pisces lead us into beautiful dreams, which are often inspired by the mystical part of the universe, but Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Sagittarius longs for a quest, the physical walk on the path of the soul to fulfill desires. Jupiter asks that we find a realistic way of bringing dreams into form. (There’s a substantial difference between day dreaming and consciously dreaming.) Jupiter urges us to separate fantasy from reality and take realistic steps with dreams that come from the heart and lead into the light.

Mercury moved into retrograde on March 5, bringing a month of confusion, clearing, and inner realization. Mercury rules communications and electronics as well as messages from the Divine, and they are typically scrambled for 3-4 weeks. It is possible to discern true messages and direction but only through the inner self. (The logical mind tends to lose its focus during Mercury retro.) This Mercury retro is particularly important because it involves Pisces, ruler of the dark energies and karma of the past age. It actually gives an opportunity to release old drama and tired emotions while allows space for transmutation and higher energies as we move into New Age. (When possible, it’s best to deal with this Mercury retro, which extends through March 28,  by releasing emotions and renewing ourselves through rest and reflection. At best ,it’s a time of moving into the heart and finding universal love to wash away the past.

Venus (love, beauty, partnerships) is placed in Aquarius, an independent and eclectic air sign. Venus in Aquarius is interested in the mind and the flow of energy in another person. Venus squares Mars (male, action) and Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which can cause tension and/or misunderstanding with partners. With these placements, it’s important to wait and think before speaking. (Don’t fight, think!)

Mars (action, male energy) is placed in Taurus, an earth sign, which gives grounding, strength for action, and vitality for the physical body. Taurus is the bull that patiently pushes its way to success, loves the earth and natural beauty, and patiently stands its ground. Mars rules action and energy, and it’s powerful in this position. Mars also forms wonderful aspects that balance the dreamy energy of many planets placed In Pisces. It trines Saturn, the ruler of discipline and time, which aids with intention, focus, and sustained effort. Mars trines Pluto (transformation, underworld), giving power and strength to recognize and transmute old patterns and karma.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Sagittarius encourages optimism, growth, and our desire for spiritual development. The planet of good fortune trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), encouraging positive outcomes with an awakened state—and possibly sudden change. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), asking for a realistic balance between dreams and the desire for a more beautiful and balanced life.

Saturn, ruler of discipline, devotion, and karma, sextiles (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and this aspect combines devotion and discipline with dreams and beauty—enlarging the possibility of creating a physical structure for inner desires. Saturn conjuncts (close to) Pluto (underworld, transformation), and the planets in combination are powerful. Together, they can help in finding inner and outer resources and/or transforming the fabric of our lives.

Uranus recently moved into Taurus, an earth sign that rules beauty, nature, and physical form. Uranus rules sudden change, awakening, and higher communication. It also represents the quantum field or spontaneous healing and/or change. Earth signs tend to act in a stabilizing manner, and Uranus may bring awakening in a gentler form—or it may teach about the importance of listening to nature as we seek inner growth. Uranus in Taurus emphasizes music, beauty, art, and money/possessions. (Uranus will stay in this position for 7 years.)

Chiron, the wounded healer,  is in Aries, which represents the beginning of the cycle, the mind and the head. Healing may come from changing our thoughts or learning to think in a new way. It could also involve transmitting thought in new ways which were never thought of before. Or it could refer to finding new healing methods by connecting the mind and heart.

Notes:

  1. Many planets in Pisces present beautiful, dreamy energy that can help with artistic endeavors, connecting with Divine, and heighten the imagination. Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Neptune in Pisces is also about clearing emotions from the past, and we will likely feel our emotions more intensely than usual. It can also make life feel slightly confusing or foggy, particularly with Mercury retrograde in Pisces.
  2. Squares with Sun/Moon and Jupiter (good fortune) ask for discernment when separating escapism and dreaming. Creating a reality, which expands our life, takes planning and work. The tension between the 3 planets can help with this.
  3. Mercury will remain retrograde through March 28. The general rules apply. It’s not a good time to make a significant change, buy electronics, or travel. It is a good time to reflect on life, redo projects, and renew our energy. Mercury retro causes confusion and breakdowns in communication. It’s helpful when we can “listen” through the inner self.
  4. Uranus in Taurus causes a huge shift in energy. It is more stable than Uranus in Aries, and it may smooth the way to awakening. It will concern the earth and nature–although part of awakening is hearing the voice of nature. It will definitely affect finance. (Let’s see this as positive.)
  5. Chiron in Aries is another significant change. The wounded healer rules how we heal on a group level as well as the energy of our wounding. Aries can be aggressive and headstrong, but it is also assertive and forceful when following the right answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

February’s Full Snow Moon

 

 

 

 

The night sky has been incredibly lovely as the almost full moon rises against a periwinkle blue sky. On some nights, the planets are visible and glow like jewels.

This Full  Moon, known as the snow moon, appears on February 19, bringing a relatively pleasant chart. After weeks of clearing emotions and karma, it can feel like a blessing. There are odd contradictions and small challenges, but there are also gifts and supportive energies. It’s a super moon, heightening energy, emotions, and events. The flow of the tide of life increases on the full moon—particularly when it’s close to the earth.

Sun in Pisces symbolizes the importance of emotional, unconditional love, especially when we are connected on a higher level. Unconditional love, which is universal, soothes the waves of thought and emotion. It is a resting place for body and soul. (Pisces also symbolizes two fishes swimming in opposite directions, which indicates how emotion can make life feel confusing and unpredictable.)

Sun sextiles (positive, harmonious) Venus (love) and Neptune (mysticism, idealism), increasing the positive aspects of the placement of the Sun. These aspects can enlarge our capacity to perceive love, beauty, and connection with the Divine.

Moon sits in Virgo, an earth sign, ruling work, practicality, and the physical. With Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo, it’s useful to consider the best way of manifesting our desires in physical form. (The Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (energy, male) and Uranus (sudden change, quantum change), creating the opportunity to transform and establish our physical life in harmony with the spiritual plane.

Mercury (communication, electronics) is placed in Pisces, mingling thought and emotion. It also leads to thoughts and images of beauty to elicit the fabric of dreams. Mercury sextiles (positive) Venus (love), Saturn (karma, past), and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious.) Mercury and Venus can heighten feelings of love and/or connection with higher, harmonious feelings. Mercury sextile Saturn can provide resourceful use of lessons learned in the past. Mercury and Pluto together can give power, reveal hidden insights with problems and/or challenges, and help in discovering truth.

Mercury squares Jupiter (expansion), which means our thoughts are not always aligned with the best direction for growth—or it may feel difficult to take the next step into growth. Mercury conjuncts (close) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and this can make our thought process seem cloudy or ineffective. However, the sextiles (listed above) with Mercury will help in the process of finding the right direction for growth.

Venus sits in Capricorn, a barren earth sign, which is a cold sign for love. Nevertheless, Venus’ relationship with other planets is quite positive. Venus conjuncts (close) Saturn (limitation, karma), and this aspect links artistic ability and perseverance. Venus conjunct Pluto (transformation, subconscious) tends to intensify our need for love and physical attraction.

Mars (action, passion) Is placed in Taurus, an earth sign. Mars moves a bit more slowly in Taurus, slowing passion and desire for action. Mars conjuncts Uranus (sudden action, awakening), which can cause overreaction and the desire to create very sudden change.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is placed in Sagittarius, encouraging a spiritual and/or physical quest. Jupiter trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), aiding in the current intermixing of the past and future. Jupiter squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can confuse our sense of the right/wrong direction, and Neptune creates confusion and impractical feelings.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Capricorn sextiles Neptune, combining discipline, devotion, and imagination to areas of work as well as expression of gifts.   Saturn conjuncts Pluto (the underworld, transformation), and it’s a powerful aspect. Saturn is the past and karma; Pluto reveals the hidden darkness below the surface and transmutes it by revealing it to the light—and the world.

Chiron recently moved into Aries. Previously in Pisces, the ruler of the past age, Chiron is about wounds and healing wounds—and how we perceive life from this perspective. In Pisces, Chiron was involved in healing wounds of a past time.

Aries is the beginning of the astrological wheel that rules the mind. Chiron in Aries may help us in finding new methods through frequencies, magnetism, and heart-felt thought to bring great healing to ourselves and the earth.

Notes:

  • Sun (life, Mercury (communications, mind), and Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can heighten our ability to tune into the divine, increase our perception and intuition, and help with artistic endeavors.
  • Moon (emotions, the mother) helps with practicality and plans in the physical world.
  • Mercury (communication) has excellent aspects with several planets, which encourage sharp, brilliant thought.
  • Mars (action, male) is exerting less push for action in the physical world but conjuncts Uranus (sudden change.) Take time to think before speaking or creating change.
  • Chiron in Aries may provide insights into new methods of healing.
  • We may experience contradictory feelings, or others may act in a similar way. Have patience while we wait for the planets to move.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is placed on Pisces 1, “A Crowded Market Place”. A Market Place represents a place of exchange, selling, buying, and communicating. Several aspects of a market place concern buying and selling goods—or energy. It’s necessary to determine what’s needed, the fairness of the exchange, and its alignment with who we are.

Moon is on Virgo 1, “In a Portrait, The Best of a Man’s Traits and Character Are Idealized.” This symbol asks for examination of an image presented to the public. It’s important to look beneath the image to see the true characteristics of the depiction of a person.

Mercury sits on Pisces 17, “An Easter Promenade”.  An Easter promenade is the celebration of spring, the beginning of life.  The symbol stretches to include rebirth, fertility, and a social celebration; the choice is ours.

Venus is on Capricorn 17, “A Young Woman Surreptitiously Bathing in the Nude”. Bathing in the nude involves awareness of the sun and earth. It could involve revealing one’s self in a private location or a lack of concern about others. At any rate, it’s a lovely sign for Venus.

Mars is placed on Taurus 4, “The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow”. This symbol clearly gives the promise of beauty and abundance. (Mars rules action, and the right actions can lead to abundance.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Aligning with Your Inner Self

 

This year, we’ll continue to experience duality as a series of beginnings and endings, peace and upheaval, and insight and confusion. Experiencing polarity is part of inner growth, and it’s also part of learning more about the inner self. Currently, we’re oscillating between uplifting realizations of the higher self and the difficult work of transcending karma.

The energy invites us to apply our knowledge about awakening and the inner self into “real” life while releasing what holds us back. It’s about creating life in a whole, new way. It’s transformation on a higher level.

  1. Staying centered and regulating emotion is part of moving into a higher reality. It’s impossible not to “feel” lower thoughts and emotions, but it’s also possible to observe them. Observation changes and/or neutralizes thought and emotion. From this place of consciousness, we can “see” or visualize what we want to experience. (Feelings and thoughts often come from others. When we are neutral, we disconnect from others–and mass consciousness.)
  2. Focus on the “opposite” to experience a different state of being. Focus on memories of feeling energized when tired. See yourself as strong when you feel weak. Notice how the placement of consciousness affects the flow of events. A higher placement of consciousness calls in happier, more uplifting events. (It doesn’t happen instantly. Stay with the work.)
  3. Meditation connects us into the universal flow. Everything changes in this place because it is the limitless source of love and light. The invisible world is far more powerful than the visible one.
  4. It’s important to focus on our dreams–the sensation of a bigger, better life—and the expansion of life. The desire for expansion comes from the inner self. Usually, we want greater expression, new experiences, and the opportunity to open the heart. Without the dream of expansion, we don’t move through limitations. We often accept them as our comfort zone. Take the time to visualize a better, wonderful life and fulfill your heart’s desire.
  5. Resolve to build positive practices such as meditation and physical exercise on a daily basis. The point is building good practices to support the higher self, but it won’t work with strict rules. You have to create your practice from love and desire to connection. It’s helpful to think of practices as supporting our lives and bringing in more joy and energy. Find a beautiful flow with your practice. (Once, I altered my schedule completely by making it the opposite of what I “thought” I wanted. It created an incredible flow, so stay flexible.)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The Spiral of Time

 

As a child, I was taught to think of time as a linear representation with points on a line. In the spiritual world, time is similar to a spiral—a line of energies that ascends but returns to specific linear points before moving higher. On a soul level, it explains how we tend to meet the same situations and/or feelings in a repetitive way.

Spiritual evolution teaches us that we tend to repeat patterns based on the past, which is karma. As we evolve to a higher point by collecting energy and developing new skills, we then descend energetically to revisit and correct old patterns. As we change our behavior and beliefs, we clear old energies and create a new and better image of the self. (This process also creates new opportunities for growth and success on a soul level.)

  1. We spiral up into evolution then travel back around to unresolved issues and/or patterns. The lesson involves gaining insight about the repetitive nature of life—and how it relates to our consciousness (beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and actions.)
  2. The interesting part about patterns is the repetition of similar emotions and thoughts. If the events, conversations, and feelings repeat, it’s a karmic situation. By altering our emotions and thoughts, we can dissipate aspects of the pattern. (Sometimes, we can also change the pattern by visualizing and feeling a different outcome, which is a change in perception.)
  3. By finding the belief or truth behind the pattern, we can free ourselves from the repetition. (Some part of the self is involved in the pattern, or we wouldn’t experience it. Our involvement in the problem may be as small as 10-20%, but changing our reaction can often solve the problem.)
  4. Many of our beliefs come from childhood and/or past lives. They generally involve a specific feeling and belief about the self. It’s helpful to identify emotions and examine how they contribute to personal beliefs about life and the self.
  5. Simply reacting less to the pattern is part of the solution. it’s wise to pull back from it by focusing on the heart chakra, visualizing a color such as light blue, green, or pink, and asking the universe to send the “feeling” of a solution. When we turn off engagement with the pattern, it often changes.
  6. It’s helpful to see the cyclical problem as a time to move more deeply into meditation, creating new visualizations with positive, happy outcomes, and opening (instead of closing down) to life. Take time to see the beauty in life and express gratitude for what is supportive. (Higher vibrations can change a pattern.)
  7. As the pattern dissipates—and it will if we respond differently—we receive new energies from the universe. We love ourselves more, and we spiral up into an higher level, which gives insights, courage, and truth.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Tips on Awakening

 

 

  1. Awakening comes in many forms. It can come as a flash like lightning that lifts the entirety of consciousness to a higher level. It can come through many slow realizations, which are the result of devotion and repetition. It can occur through waves of love that open and lift the heart.
  2. Awareness, intuition, and sensitivity are increased throughout all levels of awakening. It’s a way of hearing, seeing, and reading energy. As we become more sensitive, it’s important to learn to recognize the energy of others, geographical locations, and world events. (We can ask to disconnect from mass consciousness, a specific person, or the pull of people around us. It’s also helpful to ask for the presence of the inner self and/or to return to the heart.)
  3. It is a synthesis of body and soul. Emotions and physical sensations—and communion with nature—are part of the physical response. The soul tends to speak through the heart, mind, and our  passion for the spiritual quest. Eventually, the body, heart, and mind come into an union with nature and the divine.
  4. The universe is always speaking. It sends signs, and they can appear as numbers, repetitive messages from friends or family, email subjects, or animals. (We can ask for the signs to become louder and clearer when we’re not sure of the message. We can ask our angels to send a clear message.) Pay attention to the information and act accordingly.
  5. Light and love are the highest vibrations. By pondering and/or focusing on these qualities, we can receive a great deal of wonderful energy.
  6. The flow is associated with awakening. It can come as a joyful, uplifting feeling, an ease with tasks, or compassion and love. (The flow like most spiritual states comes and goes with the placement of consciousness.)
  7. Oscillation is a natural state in the physical world. Everything moves through levels of highs and lows because of duality. It’s the same with spiritual knowledge and ability. (We can work with oscillation by resting when energy is low. When our energy returns, we often find the flow.)
  8. Everything is energy. Part of spiritual growth is about learning how to read energy. Part of the “reading” occurs through the body and its response to stimuli. Energy decreases and increases at specific intervals and with specific stimuli. (We may feel energized by a walk or lose energy through a long conversation with friend—or vice versa. Timing is also a part of energetics.)
  9. Awakening is the key to understanding the self—and the universe. Challenges will continue to appear in life, but awakening gives grace to find answers, slightly pull away from a problem, or open to help from others. In time, it gives direction to find light, peace, and joy.

 

 

 

 

 

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, February 4

Image by Josephine Walls

 

The micro New Moon will appear on February 4. A micro moon means the moon is farther away than usual, exerting less pull on the tides of the ocean (and our emotions).
New Moons bring a period of flatness or void as everything becomes still before beginning a new cycle. (Despite information to the contrary, the new moon brings stillness–not growth. Growth follows on the 3rd or 4th day after the New Moon.)
Sun (life), Moon (emotions, the mother), and Mercury (communications, mind) are placed in Aquarius, the air sign of the New Age. Aquarius encourages humanistic and group endeavors. Air rules mentality, and the symbol of Aquarius is a woman/man pouring water from the stars to earth. (Water represents love.) It’s a wonderful time for reflection and dreaming about the future. Think about the speed of light, the quantum field, and the soft sensation of small miracles.
Sun, Moon, and Mercury form beautiful sextiles to Jupiter (good fortune, growth), indicating expansion in life from idealistic and inspirational thoughts. The positive aspects can lift our thoughts and emotions to a higher, happier level. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) conjunct (close to) Mercury (communications), sharpening our ability to think through problems, find solutions, and use intuition wisely. Mercury sextiles Mars (overall energy, male), enhancing our ability to apply thought and action in an intelligent, integrated manner.
Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Capricorn, an earth sign, which tends to move slowly with love and relationships. However, there are lovely aspects with Venus in the New Moon chart, which point to the power of using the heart wisely to overcome problems and limitations. Venus trines Mars (male, assertion), bringing harmony to relationships and partnerships–and balanced the energies between the 2 sides of the self (male/female or yin/yang.) Venus trines (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which can aid with spiritual endeavors and deeper lover. On a practical level, it encourages social outings with people who are unusual and/or share interests in art, spirituality, or New Age. It also heightens beauty and romance.

Mars (male, assertion) in Aries pushes us to take motion in our lives.  Mars trines Jupiter (good fortune), which can bring success if we follow our spiritual path with good intent and inner direction. Mars squares (challenging and tense) Saturn (karma, discipline), combining assertive, warm energy of direction with Saturn’s desire to move slowly. Mars loves movement and heat; Saturn is cold and moves slowly. We may have to overcome personal karma (as limitation within) to follow our path. Mars also conjuncts (close to) Uranus (sudden change), and it has occurred frequently in the past year. It’s a wild card, which may be responsible for the sudden changes that we and the world have experienced.

Transformation

Mars squares (tension) Pluto (underworld, transmutation), and it’s not a peaceful aspect. Pluto tends to stir up old problems, secrets, and hidden agendas. It’s challenging because we have to work on non-reaction as well as becoming aware of hidden resentments and old hurts/wounds. It brings tension to the surface. Resentments from childhood, vulnerable feelings, and temper tantrums all relate to this placement. (If you’re not experiencing it, someone in your life probably is.) If we’re willing to take time and ponder our reactions, we can clear parts of our personal history and transcend many limitations. However, our emotions are likely to feel very strong.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) squares Neptune (group astral energy, elation/illusion), and it asks us to decipher how our personal desires for good fortune fit into the equation of mysticism and love for “all”. Neptune represents the great astral field of wishes, love, and hope in its positive aspect.

Saturn in Capricorn suggests the importance of aligning with the inner self and expressing it in the outer world. Saturn’s conjunction with Pluto (transmutation, underworld) tends to bring patterns of the self, which are not in alignment with our highest good, to the surface. Pluto tends to express the repressed and hidden sides of our identity.

Uranus squares Pluto, a repetition of the experience of letting go of the fibers of life that don’t fit well—or are reflections of the not-self. As we release this or move through experiences, which remove these parts of life, we become more of who we truly are.

Overall, the chart seems relatively simple, but deeper assignments are hidden within.  Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus have many positive aspects, helping with our mentality, emotions, and life in general. Mars expresses both positive and negative aspects. but aspects with the outer planets such as Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto suggest deep personal transformation and realization. It’s part of the process of moving into a New Age.

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Aquarius 15, “Two Lovebirds Sitting on the Fence and Singing Happily.” The positive symbol refers to the power of love to heal divisions and separation caused by fences. With Sun and Moon on this degree, it can also refer to differences between the sexes. Possibly, it refers to the higher forms of love that transcend human conditions.

Mercury is placed on Aquarius 20, “A Large White Dove Bearing a Message.” A dove epitomizes peace, hope, and divine guidance. We may solve some of the conflicts in the outer world by listening to our inner divinity and sharing messages of kindness and hope. (Mercury is the messenger, heightening the importance of the focus of our minds.)

Venus sits on Capricorn 2, “Three Stained-Glass Windows in a Gothic Church, One Damaged by War.” The image refers to the damage caused by violence in the world. However, two of the windows remain, and the third could be repaired. Love, kindness, and generosity are three forms of energy that create change in a fractured world. (Everyone can do more.)

Mars is on Aries 24, “An Open Window and a Net Curtain Blowing into the Shape of a Cornucopia”. It’s interesting to find two symbols of windows in one forecast. Windows and doors tend to represent motion into another aspect of life. A blowing curtain tends to suggest wind or air. A Cornucopia is abundance–alignment with the richness in life. It’s a lovely symbol for Mars.

Jupiter is placed on Sagittarius 17, “An Easter Sunrise Service Draws a Large Crowd”. It’s a beautiful symbol for resurrection and rebirth of self, indicating the possibilities for growth through this somewhat agitated but incredible time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Working with New Energies

 

The new wave of energy, which followed the eclipse, increases our power to create and dream of magical creations. Every wonderful quest is accompanied by an assignment. In this case, it’s karma—or the repetition of lower thoughts, emotions, and patterns.Cessation of karma—or repetition of negative events—occurs through a new action, response, or feeling. (In other words, a higher feeling/vibration dissolves old patterns and clears the energy so it can take on the shape of a new and better form.)

It begins with awareness. The average person experiences about 10,000 thoughts each day, and most are repetitive. By becoming aware of the inner dialog (how we talk to ourselves), we can rewrite the statements. In a few days or weeks, we create a new paradigm of positive thoughts and feelings. (It’s best to start with areas of strong reaction/emotion.)

As we release patterns and embrace the light, it becomes more important to use our gifts and balance our physical energy. (The physical body often feels tired and/or dehydrated when adjusting to new levels of light.)  It’s important to know how we use our energy when talking to others, healing and/or helping others, and moving through daily tasks. (Review the past few hours whenever tiredness or sleepiness occurs.)

Seeking the fulfillment of desires requires energy and work. When the universe is changing rapidly, it’s helpful to experiment with techniques and try them at different times of the day. (Everyone has specific hours that benefit their practice most.) We can learn to send light (and color) to problems, create better visual pictures for our current situation in life, and express gratitude for all of the good in our lives.

The practices listed above will have results, but it’s also necessary to change the way that we see ourselves. It’s helpful to spend a few moments recalling our positive qualities, the sensation of laughing and smiling, and the confidence, which accompanies success. Spend a few more moments sensing intuitive abilities. (These are the qualities of the inner self, and they are automatically heightened when held in the eye of mind.)

Also, remember the power of this time. Despite the mixed emotions and confused energies of the outer world, there is a tremendous amount of light. The Turning of the Ages encourages awakening, unconditional love, and the dissipation of karma. In the invisible world, there are many forces on our side. We only have to remember and open to them.

Small Tips:

  1. Ask to become aware of the magical, mystical energy. (The universe will hear you.)
  2. Spend more time focusing on the desired reality than ruminating about difficulties.
  3. When you can’t find a solution and feel overwhelmed by life, return to the heart space. Focus on pink light (unconditional love.)
  4. Send colors such as blue-green, pink, or white light to your problems or negative thoughts. Imagine the thoughts or problems are shrinking.
  5. Ask for the power and light of your inner self. (Repeat until the energy changes.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.