Archive for The Void

New Moon Forecast


The New Moon appeared last night on January 16. The New Moon is a time of looking inward and waiting for new life to take form. It’s a time of reflection, which is particularly significant with a lunar eclipse on January 31—when we move in and out of the void. (In metaphysics, the void symbolizes the unknown. By illuminating it with our inner light, we find the path of the soul.)

Much of the New Moon chart is straightforward with six planets including Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto placed in Capricorn. The earth sign of Capricorn is represented by the goat, and it can refer to climbing to new heights, building structure in the inner/outer world, and success in the physical world. (The caution involves not becoming too obsessed by the trappings of the outer world.) All of the planets are direct, aiding with forward movement in the outer world.

When six planets are placed in a single sign, there’s obviously an emphasis on understanding the energies of Capricorn. In this case, the Moon (inner self, emotions) indicates our course. It sits on Capricorn 27, “A Mountain Pilgrimage”, and the mountain often refers to the spiritual quest, the desire to reach for more truth and understanding of qualities of the soul. It is the apex on the journey on a spiritual level although it can refer to reaching for more through career and endeavors in life.

The theme of long term planning, practicality, and releasing the past –– as well as what is unnecessary on our journey — remains for the next two weeks. The best way of discerning this comes from connecting with the inner self and finding the beauty of our personal journey.

Sun (life), Moon (inner self), and Venus (love, relationships) square Uranus (New Age, quantum field). In general, squares cause tension, and Uranus sends eclectic beams of energy that can bring new, fascinating, and original ideas—or interrupt the flow of consciousness. (Expect the unexpected, and review ideas before taking action.)

The universe provides a stable plan and shakes it up with Uranian energy that encourages internal growth, awakening, and seeing life from a different perspective. (Uranus is often erratic so take time to weigh the value of thoughts and ideas.) Along with this, the North Node (our spiritual path) is in Leo, making the quest about love. (It’s about bringing more love into work and everyday life—and following the heart.)

Mercury (communications, mind) placed in Capricorn is highly practical and interested in making the outer aspects of life work well. In this sign, the mind works in a slow, methodical way. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Saturn, which may give insights in overcoming patterns, beliefs, and personal history, which have caused limitation in the past.

Venus (material possessions, love, relationships) tends to run hot and cold in Capricorn with cool responses followed by reactions. which can feel heavy and cold. But it’s also about planning what we want to receive in relationships and how we need to feel love for growth and change. Venus conjuncts (close to) Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life), and Saturn (karma), which increases the possibility of realizations that reveal our inner patterns and limitations while giving insights to heal.

Mars (male, assertion) in Scorpio increases emotional flow. Its Sabian Symbol symbolizes “x-ray vision”, seeing through outer reality and its trappings to underlying truth. Mars conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). Jupiter amplifies and expands whatever it touches, and, in this case, it increases Mars’ desire to take action in the physical world.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Scorpio trines (beneficial) Neptune (illusion, mysticism) in Pisces. It’s a powerful trine between two forces. In mythology, Jupiter ruled the physical world, and Neptune ruled the seas. Both planets are placed in water, touching our dreams and visions with a lovely, hopeful energy, which is much needed in the world.

Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunct (close to) Pluto, which can increase our power and ability to act as well as our ability to perceive our inner resources. Pluto often presents the “darkness” so that we can find our inner power to transform it from negative to positive state through reflection on the inner self.

Uranus (New Age, awakening) squares Pluto (subconscious, transformation), dredging up both the past and unknown for clearing and change.

Mars (action, male) and Jupiter (expansion) trine Chiron (wounded healer), encouraging healing through positive action and motion. Saturn (karma, limitation) squares (tension) Chiron, indicating the necessity of moving through (or rewriting) the past to heal the fabric of life.






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

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

New Moon Forecast: Transformation


The New Moon appears on Saturday, November 18, and we’ll feel its effect for the next 10-14 days. The New Moon creates a void, a useful time for releasing, resting, and revitalizing our plans. The focus of the New Moon chart is transformation, healing, and opening to higher forms of love. Many healing aspects are mixed amidst the challenges.

The Sun (outer self, life) and Moon (inner life, emotions) are poised together in Scorpio on the same degree—with Venus (love, material goods, feminine) and Jupiter (good fortune) also placed in Scorpio. Birth, death, sex, and transformation—along with intense, psychic energy—are represented by this sign.

Essentially, Scorpio symbolizes the dark void, which we travel through when creating change. (The feeling of the void is increased by the New Moon.) No one likes the void because we don’t know the outcome. But light always guides us to a higher, better place–if we persevere.

Venus (love, feminine) and Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) are conjunct (close) in this chart. When love and expansion come together, it’s helpful and tends to bring beauty, hope, and opportunity into our lives. Venus and Jupiter trine (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can lead us into a greater “feeling” of love. (Neptune rules water or emotion, and this aspect is harmonious. The highest expression of emotion is universal love.)

Mercury sits in Sagittarius, a fire sign, encouraging optimism, rapid thought, and interest in spirituality. Mercury conjuncts Saturn (time, karma), aiding with devotion and self-discipline. Mercury trines Uranus (awakening), which expands our ability to transcend the lower mind and to receive information from the higher, universal mind. The planet also squares (tension) Neptune, and this can cause confusion when looking at life (personal and global). Mercury square Neptune makes it difficult to separate truth and illusion. (Think of fake news, etc.)

Mars remains in Libra, which is not a wonderful placement. Mars rules action, warriors, and male energy, but Libra likes to deliberate and slowly weigh the matters of life. Currently, Mars opposes (2 opposite energies) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), and it can cause a feeling of pressure.

Everyone experiences anger about the state of world and/or their personal life. It happens, and we’re in the process of clearing it. Mars opposite Uranus can churn up anger, but it’s important to express through higher channels such as boundaries, acknowledging other people’s feelings, and speaking from the heart. (We could realize much misunderstanding occurs in relationships because of soul contracts.)

Mars squares (tension) Pluto, and it’s the same lesson on another level. Pluto (transformation, subconscious) has a way of releasing illusions about life and teaching us about how the universe would like us to align with Divine Will. (We can release anger by sending it up to the light, move into action on a new project, or transform it by changing our selves.)

Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) remain trine, helping us to integrate the old world and the new one. It simply makes acceptance of the changes in the world a bit easier—along with giving innovative ideas that can blend with structures from the past.

Sun and Moon (life and inner self) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. This aspect can align us with inner healing in a gentle way. Mercury (communication) and Saturn (time, karma) square Chiron, so it may take thought and time to incorporate the information received during the New Moon period.


  1. The opportunity for transformation and healing comes with this chart. It’s important to decide where we want healing and change. Make decisions, plans, and listen by listening to your inner self.
  2. Neptune (illusion, mysticism) can awaken the dreams of our soul, particularly through day dreaming and meditation, It can reawaken our inner longings. Venus (love) and Jupiter (expansion) trine Neptune, which can align us with personal and universal love.
  3. In this chart, Mercury (mind, communications) is most useful on an intuitive level. Sometimes, the best answers come through meditation.
  4. Aspects between Mars, Uranus, and Pluto ask for release of frustration and anger to a higher source, the Universe. True transformation comes from exploring our hidden thoughts, emotions, and beliefs–and shining light on them.
  5. Sun and Moon trine Chiron. We will likely receive glimpses and hints of self-healing, which always involve self-love.





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 Beginnings


The New Moon appeared on Wed, April 26. Its influence will extend for next 7-10 days. The New Moon is the time of experiencing the void, the space of new beginnings—when life stops and pauses in the darkness for a few moments.

With Sun and Moon in Taurus, it is a time of fertility, abundance, and beauty. It’s the perfect time to rework dreams, or imagine life falling into an exquisite rhythm. With all of the loveliness, it’s wise to meditate in natural surroundings whenever possible.

Sun and Moon in Taurus bestow a grounding influence on a slightly volatile chart; they give persistence and strength. (A strong earth influence helps when the entire world is changing.) Overall, the chart is balanced, enhancing all of the creative qualities of fire, water, air, and earth—although there is a continued influence on love and thought, the two aspects of higher spiritual work.

Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine (harmonious) Saturn (structure, time, karma), an aspect which can help with structure, concentration, and disciplined action. The trines lead to practical application of ideas and applied energy in the physical world. (They support Sun/Moon in Taurus.)

Mercury (mind, electronics) remains retrograde in Aries until May 3, slowing thought, communication, and the routine aspects of life. (Retrogrades often seem more intense in the last week of their passage. Part of the challenge lies in understanding the thought processes and making alterations.) Mercury conjuncts Uranus, which can lead to brilliant thoughts and greater understanding of the metaphysical world; it is also a volatile aspect that can bring sudden change.

Venus (love, feminine) is direct in the last degree of Pisces. Venus squares (tension) Saturn, indicating feelings of loneliness and self-criticism. (Saturn represents time and karma; it can feel cold and limiting.) Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating the possibility of healing patterns and old wounds through reflection on self-love and universal support.

Mars (action, masculine) sits in Gemini, which can scatter energies and focus. It can also cause nervousness and the desire to work on many projects at once—as opposed to a singular, concentrated effort. The placement tends to expand the energetics of Mercury retrograde. On the positive, it likes to move forward and see life from many, interesting perspective.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) remains in Libra, an air sign ruling balance. It opposes Uranus (quantum field, sudden change). When Jupiter opposes Uranus, it expands the “weirdness” and odd changes associated with Uranus. It asks for a renewal of beliefs, which can extend to changes in lifestyle and attitude in life.

Saturn (karma, discipline) trines (harmonious) Uranus, indicating the possibility of a positive mixture of New Age and the past. This aspect combines well with Jupiter opposite Uranus, calling for a review and renovation of our “dream” of life.

Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, dredging up the darkness of the past. Squares cause tension, but they require introspection. They also demand a clear look through the veil at the truth—before moving into regeneration.

Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s interpretations

Sun and Moon are on Taurus 7, The Woman of Samaria Comes to Draw Water from Jacob’s Well. This symbol refers to the parable of the Samaritan woman who drew water from the well and shared it with Jesus. The story relates the lack of judgement from Christ about her life and racial background. It also speaks of “living” water and eternal life. (Water is love in metaphysics. It composes 70% of the body, and pure water nourishes everyone.)

Mercury retrograde sits on Aries 27, Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity is Regained. It’s a wonderful symbol of hope and renewal. Metaphysics teaches that it is possible to recreate opportunity through visualization and meditation, particularly through a state of connection.

Venus sits on Pisces 30, A Majestic Rock Formation, Resembling a Face Is Idealized by a Boy, Who Takes It as His Ideal of Greatness, And as He Grows Up, Begins to Look like It. Again, the emphasis lies in visualization, concentration, and time, which lead to manifestation. It’s a basic energetic principle of life taking on the appearance of the flow of our thoughts.

Mars is placed on Gemini 4, Holly and Mistletoe Bring the Holiday Spirit to a Home. The imagery refers to the happiness of home, the energetic presence of family and friends, and the simple joy of celebration. Mars rules energy at large, so the symbol can refer to placement of our focus in life.

Jupiter sits on Libra 16, After a Storm, A Boat Landing Stands in Need of Reconstruction. A boat landing represents a safe place for a boat to come into harbor. It can represent the need to rebuild aspects of life after a storm and/or emotional fluctuations, including the desire to work and make repairs in the physical 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.


Zero Point or The Void



A space exists between every heartbeat; it makes an appearance between the inhale and exhale of the breath. It is also the space between human consciousness and divine consciousness. In simple terms, it is known as the void. Greg Braden refers to it as zero point, and it is called the Great Mystery in the Tao te Ching.

It is a point of reception with the quantum field or the light. In one moment, our meditation or visualization takes on a new flavor. Or the light suddenly illuminates the woods on a drive or walk. Sometimes, we feel it as a response, a feeling of certain knowing, or a strong indication to travel in a direction.  Native Americans felt it as a response from the Great Spirit. Many have referred to it as “being in the light”—a state of grace, relaxation, and peace.

Others refer to it as the sacred space in the heart, the point lying behind/within the heart chakra.  In this place, duality lies in perfect balance—a resolution occurring from being at one while embracing “the mystery.” Part of the quest of spirituality is merging with the pivotal balance of the hidden heart space because impossible answers and endless possibilities are found in this realm.

The importance of the void lies in the element of transformation.  Modern numerology refers to the void as the number 13, the feminine completion of a cycle following twelve steps of transformation and accomplishment in the physical/spiritual realm. The thirteenth step involves moving into the nothingness (which is also a “something”) to find an ending to the last of a cycle and a new beginning simultaneously.

I mention it because we recently passed through 2013 with a strange mixture of ending and beginning energies. The Chinese interpretation of the Wood/Horse year refers to movement and change. Yet, change is best orchestrated by the inner self when connected to the Divine.

An intention to move into the void or to stay connected to the heart space is helpful—but finding and creating in the void is an entirely different experience. Change usually comes quite rapidly and is rarely exactly what we envision. It can be better, strange, or even pull in another life or reality in a matter of hours, days, or weeks.

The mystical state is somehow closest to quantum physics when everything changes its pattern according to our input, beliefs, and energy. It involves surrendering to light by letting go and feeling into the divine blueprint. Perhaps, we feel it or absorb it, but it ignites an entirely distinct, original flow of energy.

No one can tell anyone how to find the void or the flow of energy, issuing from it. We can tell of our own experiences, describe the feeling, or how we get there. We can hint and share clues. But it is the place of incredible change and manifestation for those who truly want to “get there.”

Here are a few clues:

1)      Meditate on the heart space. If you take classes, every class includes instructions for feeling the space behind the heart during the manifestation exercise. Listen and feel into it.

2)      Lie still and listen to your heart beats. Feel the space between them.  Or try it with your breath. Feel the universe breath into you.

3)      After visualization, feel where you project your imagery and thoughts. (You’ll probably notice sending a few thoughts or images to other people, the physical space around you, and to yourself. This is bigger.)

4)      Where does energy come from? What is the force or space behind it?

5)      What is the Great Mystery? What is the union of yin and yang? What is the source of light and darkness?

6)      Dawn and dusk separate day and night. They both contain an enormous amount of energy. Meditate during these times and watch the changing energy.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach




Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. The
wolves  taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. 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.