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Messages from the Wolves

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The beautiful harvest moon rises late at night, bestowing her luminous presence on the earth. When the full moon appears, we speak in vibrations and frequencies, which are known to you as waves of energy. The waves of energy translate into images, understanding, and words.

Here is the message.

Light carries the highest waves of energy. For this reason, we speak on the full moon when the night is illuminated, and power flows through the world.

The truest power is knowing yourself—your abilities, your weaknesses and strengths, and the way of walking on your path. Only the heart can lead you correctly, and only nature can restore you. The answers rarely come from the mind but often come from the heart. The teachings of the heart are worth sharing and expressing for they carry light.

What is happening in the world?

Your world is undergoing many transformations that cannot yet be seen. The plants are growing differently, and the flow is changing. It is very different to believe that you can move through the day successfully than it is to use the day’s energy by drawing them into you and following the direction of your path.

The biggest transformations are taking place within the earth. The earth energy is changing, but it cannot be perceived on the surface of things. It is changing you, and it does this through greater awareness of your dreams, your desires, and your power.

You have many hidden gifts and powers, which have not been awakened in many lifetimes. Yet, they are awakening now.

How do we access power and spiritual gifts?

You begin to access the gifts by thinking in a non-linear pattern and learning to hear your intuition more loudly. You develop your gifts by making changes in how you live.

You can ask for clarity in knowing the right decision or direction to take. You can learn the feeling of following your heart and following your path.  You try different ways of doing this until you find the feeling that fits for you. (When life begins to flow, you found it. It’s simple.)

You also learn to find the feeling of your heart, which gives opens your life to the non-ordinary. By having faith in the non-ordinary, life changes the way that works. It responds more fully to you.

By thinking about the gifts, which you would like to have, you begin to open them. The desire for gifts is part of finding them. Using your gifts is power.

Think about where your life needs clarity, adventure, or greater understanding. If you want to send a thought, emotion, or idea, think about the person to whom you would send it.

Use higher emotions and thoughts. Continually strive to see life as better than your current experience. Understand how sending energy such as emotion, thought, visual, or higher outcomes is part of growth on a spiritual level.

Seek to understand where your thoughts and feelings are “low”, persistently angry or upset, and strive to change them. Think about the light, which is hidden within you.

Meditate on the image of many people living in light and love. Mediate on a world that lives on a higher vibration and frequency as well as the flow of life and all of its beauty. Have faith in the process.

  • Know the world is changing, and it will support your resolution to live in another way.
  • How will we know when we’re succeeding?
  • Your sensations of the world will change. Life will respond to you.
  • You will know you have more light. You will perceive more of life through the understanding of energy.
  • You will see it is possible to change the world by living through the heart.

Will you share more?

At night, you dream of different worlds, the colors of memories, and varied geographical locations. You can do the same in your “real” life by releasing your perceptions of how life flows and what you think it is.

Life is an energy that you shape through your perceptions and the combined energy of your personality and soul. When you are too attached to your personality, you misread life. When your personality or shaping through the experiences of life and the light of your heart/soul are balanced, life flows through you and carries you in a thousand, beautiful directions.

It’s possible to do this by following your path, your light, and your spiritual destiny, which is to create in a balanced way. Your path is your destiny; it composes all things that resonates with your soul. The path includes your beauty, understanding, and personal truth. It also includes your personal power, which is hidden in many aspects of your life.

All of creation, which includes the birds, plants, and weather, reflects you. You can hear the song of your life as the sun rises, and the birds sing. You can contemplate how nature is speaking to you and find the rhythm of life within the self. By observing the rhythm of life, you discover more about yourself.

Is there more?

Yes, imagine the wolves when the moon is full. Feel the light through the darkness and let it illuminate your consciousness. Imagine you can hear the sounds of howls and let them penetrate through your body.

Return to faith. Have faith in nature, the flow of life, the power of the universe, and your ability to open your gifts.

 

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.

Powerful New Moon

 

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The New Moon appears on Monday, September 6 at 8:52 pm ET.  It is usually a time of deep retreat, which is best used for reflection, but this Moon brings a different type of energy, which encourages deep inner work and commitment.

For those who are awakening, the forecast is lovely. Many, harmonious trines in the chart support manifestation, awareness, intuition—and positive change. However, focus, meditation, and connection with the universe are required to act on the high energies of this chart.

There is a beautiful window between the New Moon and Full Moon.  While the window is open, new beginnings, resolutions, and actions will carry us into the far future. If we take the first step or two, the universal energies will support us throughout our endeavor in the coming months.

Sun (life, light) trine Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) increases intuition about life in a very positive sense. It heightens self-confidence and a sense of self-discovery. It helps with overcoming the limitations of routine and sensing a new life, which is more aligned with self-expansion, growth, and the energy of the soul.

Moon (emotion) trine Uranus helps in creating beneficial changes to our personal life. Intuition is heightened on the soul level as well as offering opportunities for expansion. Correct intuition can lead to deep understanding and discovering the “feeling” or vibration of the right path for the future.

Sun (life) trines Pluto, which adds depth and intensity to life. Pluto rules renewal and regeneration, which can help with physical strength and inner will. It can aid with spiritual studies through deeper realizations and understanding. The Moon’s trine with Pluto leads to a deeper, richer emotional life and meaningful communication in relationships.

Mercury (communication, mind) is placed in Libra, which heightens good judgement, balance, and clear thoughts. Mercury trines Saturn (limitation, karma), and this aids in applying wisdom and knowledge learned through lessons in life.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Libra, an air sign which brings beauty, creativity, and heightened artistic ability. Venus trine Jupiter is one of the most beneficial astrological aspects. It increases optimism, love, and good fortune. The aspect helps in healing relationships; it favors good finances, shopping, and positive change in appearance.

Among the harmonious trines, there is also a challenge. Three oppositions with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) with Sun, Moon, and Mars cause difficulty with seeing clearing and finding our way. If we think about the world, there’s a great deal of confusion. It’s essential to navigate through it with the inner self through feelings and intuition—and to trust the universe. (Thoughts and emotions can be misleading. Go within to find the right direction and act accordingly.)

Mars (action) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation) gives strength, confidence, and the power to move through blocks and limitations. It can also give physical renewal and regeneration. It’s very supportive of new, different actions and attitudes in life.

Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (change), creating the current duality and tension between left and right, political views, and general disagreement about points of view. The aspect stays in place through 2021.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation) gives heightened awareness, volatility, and an opportunity to discover more about our place in the universe. It lends energy for expansion and transcending aspects of ordinary life that are no longer meaningful.

Overall, it’s a wonderful chart for people who long to manifest a better life. It also reflects many of the energies, which I’ve felt in recent weeks—the song, the calling of a new time when life flows in the direction of universal knowledge and love–and problems are resolved in a new way.

 

Tips

  1. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action) in Virgo gives the necessary grounding to manifest hopes and dreams.
  2. The many trines with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which are highly harmonious aspects, supply an opening to channel intuition,  to sense our future as more evolved beings, and to transform our daily life into alignment with the higher aspects of life.
  3. Trines with Pluto give strength, resilience, and the will to make changes in life. When aspects with Pluto are positive, they give the power to move our lives in a meaningful and deep direction.
  4. Venus (love) trine Jupiter (good fortune) gives a feeling optimism and heightens positive communication in relationships.
  5. We should plan to use our best manifesting techniques such as prayer, visualization, and intent as often as possible. (Three oppositions with Neptune can block our “knowing” of the best direction and outcome; however, we can work on dreams, which we have held tightly in the past, and take action.)

 

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.

5 Tips for Manifestation

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Altering your reality begins with changing your consciousness. When you put your consciousness in a different place, the flow of events changes.

1) Everyone creates their life through the placement of consciousness–and through their vibration rate (frequency.) Our lives move on the line of our personal projections and beliefs. Every difficulty, problem, and negative situation comes from visualization, consciousness, energy, and frequency rate.

2) Reality changes from the perspective of frequency. (A low frequency is difficult; a high frequency brings insights and freedom. Low frequencies are associated with negative thoughts, emotions, and patterns. Higher frequencies and positive thoughts/emotions allow for new solutions and breakthrough moments.) Moving into a higher frequency means changing our consciousness. Our perception changes when we move into a higher frequency. It’s impossible to see reality in the same way. From a viewpoint of expanded consciousness, we feel differently. We see the situation in a new way.

3) Meditating daily through visualization and positive emotion evokes a change in consciousness. When we change our consciousness and send positive emotions to a different version of reality, it changes the conditions around us. Matter reflects our inner state. When we change, life alters.

4) Daily meditation allows connection with the higher self and the universe. These are the big vibrations, which bring huge changes over time. It’s impossible to feel worry, fear, anger, or sadness when we connect to the universe. The universe also guides us through intuition as we hold the visual. We receive insights about direction, imagery, and the feeling of the successful outcome.

5) The process teaches us about the inner self, which feels enlightened and energized by the practice. The process also teaches us about the part of the self, which feels blocked or doesn’t want to make the shift. (It’s best to send love to this part of the self and observe whenever possible.)

6) Faith is part of the process of altering our reality. We see reality in a new way through meditation. We attune our visualization through intuition. Eventually, we believe in the part of the self, which creates the happier reality–and it comes to fruition in real life!

The Details:

1) Begin with a prayer. Imagine you’re connecting to the universe, God, or a higher being. Ask the universe to support your effort. Feel the connection.

2) Meditate on the inner self, the presence that is always with you and has answers. Imagine light pouring into your being, lifting you into a place of higher vibration and knowing.

3) Intend the change. Feel the intention, the desire in you to experience new, peaceful, more aligned aspects of life. Feel the harmony and quiet joy.

4) Visualize the desired intention in great detail. Imagine you’re living in the image of your desired life. Visualization tells the universe where you want energy to go, how you want to feel it, and how you want to experience the shift. It goes beyond wanting or wishing. Think of it as a commitment to yourself.

5) At all times, believe it is working. Don’t focus on how long it takes or why it might not work. Focus on the feeling of connection—and how the new reality feels. (Deepen your spiritual connection whenever possible. When you move more deeply into your spiritual consciousness, you find a way, which is not apparent in normal reality. Trust this part of the process.)

 

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

 

 

 

 

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

Blue Moon Rising

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The full moon appears on Sunday, August 22 at 8:02 am ET.

The full moon is called a Blue Moon because it’s the second full moon within a month. It’s quite interesting because this is the 2nd Leo Sun/Aquarius Full Moon in August. Leo is the heart, and Aquarius represents the group initiation. Perhaps, we are learning how to express our heart’s truth as an individual or on a group level. Either way, it’s important because the language of the heart brings both light and truth.

Manifestation is the key note of the chart, and there are aspects that block and support it. There are eight trines, which are very positive. (Think of the triangle and how it represents harmony.)  Four oppositions are in the chart, which can cause the experience of floating between two opposing desires or beliefs. (Oppositions are 180 degrees apart – think of left and right or black and white.)

Sun opposition Jupiter (good fortune) suggests our new and creative ideas are not quite ready to put into form. There’s pressure within the chart to make changes, but we should probably wait a bit longer. When Sun opposes Jupiter, we lack wind in our sails. We need to pause until the landscape changes before moving into our desires. (We can dream and meditate, but it’s best to wait on action.) Moon (emotion) conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good luck), and the aspect can bring good fortune and positive events. (Yes, it’s a bit of a contradiction.)

Mercury (mind) is placed in Virgo, a sign that increases precision and attention to detail. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Mars (action), which can give life to projects through mental focus and right action. Mercury (communications, mind) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which can give great insight and brilliant ideas. Mercury opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cloud our thoughts or impose mental confusion. Mercury (mind) trines Pluto, which allows access to hidden resources and gifts, which are discerned through the mental plane.

Venus (love, beauty) is placed in Libra, the sign of balance, beauty, and art. Venus trines Saturn (karma), which can give success, strength, and structure to our creations as well as physical appearance. The aspect also aids with stability and alignment with the earth. Venus trine North Node expands our ability with the law of attraction. It’s an excellent time to attract people who can improve our life.

Mars in Virgo places attention on work and detailed tasks.  Mars (action) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which adds in creating change and new endeavors. Mars opposes Neptune (mysticism, idealism), and the aspect encourages time alone spent in spiritual pursuits. The illusory qualities of Neptune may interfere with the achievement of our dreams. Mars trines Pluto (subconscious, hidden resources, transformation), which gives strength for success and achievement.

Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation, structure, karma) are in Aquarius. Saturn trines North Node, which can bring success and stability. Saturn squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), heightening the split regarding beliefs and the expression of thoughts. Uranus in Taurus can refer to the earth and many seasonal/weather changes taking place at this time.

Uranus (change, quantum field) trines Pluto (underworld, transformation). The aspect gives a feeling of restlessness and/or dissatisfaction with particular aspects of life. It can create a positive transformation It basically asks for insights about the self and the way that we live life. From this point, we can change the aspects of our lives into a higher form.

Tips:

  1. We’ll experience the Full Moon energies for 7-10 days. It’s a wonderful time to prepare, focus, and plan manifestations. It’s probably not time to show them to the world.
  2. With Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius, it’s important to speak from the heart and value our personal truths.
  3. There are huge forces such as Mercury and Mars trine Pluto, Venus trine Saturn, and Saturn trine North Node, which ask for creation of new ideas and presentation of this creativity in the world. Sun (life) in opposition to Jupiter (good fortune) interferes and delays the expression of the positive ideas and energy.
  4. Mercury (mind) and Mars (energy, action) in opposition clouds our thoughts and limits our actions. Mercury (mind) in Virgo gives excellent focus and concentration with projects. Venus in Libra helps in seeing the beauty of the world as well as feeling deeper love and appreciation in relationships.
  5. There are contrasting and opposing energies throughout the chart, but we also experience them in life. Whenever we move between 2 ideas or impulses, we are working to find our personal truth. Perhaps, the challenge of the chart lies in a greater discovery of the inner self–and manifesting a new future from this point.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lion’s Gate

 

 

Think of the Lion’s Gate as a cosmic blast of solar light. The Lion’s Gate symbolizes the annual height of  solar energy, emanated by the astrological sign of Leo. It refers to a process of purifying the fabric of our consciousness and recreating ourselves with a higher light level. It’s a quick process because the Lion’s Gate is open between August 8 and August 12—although the energy will linger for a week or more.

The Lion’s Gate occurs during “Dog Days” or when the dog star, Sirius, precedes the sun on the horizon. The Great Pyramid of Cheops was built to align with the rise of Sirius to mark the importance of  a time of rebirth—an opportunity to move more deeply  into our divine blueprint and resurrect the True Self.  As a result, the solar year began on July 23 with the motion of the Sun into Leo (solar) energy, and the celebration of light ended on September 15.

Solar light is associated with the masculine energies such as spirituality, universal love, courage, creativity and pure light. Light cleanses, and it brings spiritual change. The light is somewhat yang; it can feel over stimulating on a mental/creative level if we don’t take time to rest and reflect. For those who are open, it alters DNA, raising our capacity to receive more light into the body and energy field.

The light brings endings such as harvest, but it also illuminates new beginnings. This means opening up to the universe and expanding what we think is the fabric of life. For example, everyone has problems, large or small. There are desires and objects of our longing; yet, they are part of the human experience—and are eclipsed by the universal light.

Becoming who we really are (and moving into greater love) always constitutes the universal movement. When we surrender to these concepts, the solutions to our problems often emerge effortlessly. In other words, we are the answers to our problems. The answer lies in shifting our consciousness to a wider vision. It lies in accepting who we truly are—and finding a new paradigm.

Light also acts a quickening and cleansing agent. It cleanses our thoughts, emotions, and shows us the darkness in our lives. Part of the darkness (for all of us) lies in resonating and identifying with the recurrence of the shadows. What if we didn’t believe in the necessity of negative experiences? What if we could alter our lives instantly?  Who would we become if we stepped more deeply into the light? What if  positive events happened more quickly? (There is a “feeling” beneath the questions. Expand it if you feel it.)

There are inherent challenges in raising our light level. Sometimes, we think about what we leave behind us or worry about who we will become. Other times, we focus on our journey or how it will work.  It’s good to keep in mind that visualizing, asking questions, making wishes, or believing might lead us to fulfillment with far less effort.

A few tips:

1)      Fire brings purification and cleansing. What do you want to leave behind in your life? It can be as simple as fear or as complex as a whole portion of your life. Trust it’s for the best and take a step ahead.

2)      Fire expands things. It can create a huge flame. When contained and tended, it emanates warmth. Where is fire needed to burn the dross or nourish the inner being?  Where is creativity or illumination needed.

3)      Where do you lack answers? Let the fire blaze a trail. Follow the light. Or imagine a pink flame, which represents love, burning away the darkness in your life.

4)      Write an angel letter, detail your desires, and burn the letter. Imagine the flames taking the desires up to the light. As the light descends, it brings your desires into material form.

5)      Don’t burn out with too many projects, requiring creativity, will power, and thought. Balance by resting, meditating, or napping in a dark, quiet room.  Lions love acting in a lazy way and playing throughout the day. (Don’t indulge.) It’s possible to burn out when we lack true focus. Look honestly: see if your life is balanced.)

6)      Let the solar light lift you up. Act with courage and perseverance when moving into desires and dreams. Let the light expand your purpose, gifts, and aspirations in the coming year.

 

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.

Shifts in Time

 

 

Many shifts are taking place, particularly with the New Moon/Lion’s Gate Cycle.  Everyone is passing through a number of small (and large) realizations about life, energy, and the cosmos at large. The energy is intense and changing at a rapid rate. When we understand what it happening and how it affects us, we move more quickly into a higher level of light.

  1. The universe is revealing the truth about our lives, enlarging our perception, and exposing the world at large. At this juncture, the big reveal comes in a strange way. We may perceive higher frequencies and suddenly know how the new, “higher” frequency reality will feel. We may feel dismayed by violence, discrimination, or the world-at-large. We may have moments of realization about how our lives need expansion, the energy of other people, and the need to align with our inner identity. We may feel the weight of mass consciousness–or perceive the immense power of love and meditation on the world. (For those who are more awakened, we may feel surprised when we observe instead of reacting–or resist the push/pull effect of this particular time.)
  2. The shift affects time. As we move into awakening, we mitigate karma. When we transmute karma, our timelines (or memories of this and other lives) alter–simply because we no longer “vibrate” with these types of energy.
  3. Flashes of memories and rapid thought at bedtime are interspersed with periods of deep sleep. The flashes of memories relate to a process of clearing and cleansing our energies throughout this lifetime. The periods of deep sleep relate to healing and discovering more of our true identity–the inner self.
  4. Emotions and the energetic flow of the body change with awakening. We may feel very tired one day and energized on the following day. Additionally, dreams may reveal our lack of confidence, incorrect perceptions, or our ability to change the entire picture through connection with the inner self. (Many of our personal issues can relate to our connection with world consciousness. For example, grief connects us with people who are grieving. A feeling of lack leads to connection with others, who feel they do not have enough. Part of the issue involves changing our image of the world through improvement of personal feelings and vision of the world.)
  5. The flow of life changes on a frequent basis. The energy shifts and feels differently with solar flares, shifts in the geo-magnetic field, and astrological events. As we become more connected, we feel the energy of world events on a deeper level. The seasons and positions of the sun and moon are changing. We are becoming accustomed to “not” knowing how life will feel, which can put us in the flow.
  6. Relationships are changing. As we grow, we continue to move into relationships with people who want to evolve. Sometimes, we simply lack the energy to persist with relationships based on negativity and/or lower energies. We’re also releasing soul contracts, which are agreements to interact in a specific way. (Groups of people with higher frequencies will come together on a conscious level.)
  7. We’re learning to live from the heart, which means intuitively feeling, hearing, and seeing information. It’s how we perceive the invisible and spiritual world, listen to the earth, and evolve. It’s also how we perceive the currents of our thoughts and feelings, which influence manifestation to a great degree.

 

 

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.

 

 

Full Moon Forecast, A Dance of Opposites

 

 

 

Litha, Goddess of Abundance by Keli Clark

 

In the beauty of verdant summer, the planets send mixed messages. One moment, we’re connected, and the next we’re not. It’s called oscillation, and, at this point, it’s caused by oppositions with several planets. (Our emotions literally go from high to low.)

Oscillation occurs naturally on the spiritual path—often without planetary influence. The lesson is about learning to center in the heart space and/or finding the inner self. In this place, the emotions and tilt of the mind disappear as we reconnect with the divine. And there are also wonderful influences that aid with this connection.

The Full Moon appears on July 23 at 10:37 pm. The Full Moon heightens emotion, intensity, and energy. In the garden, it brings fruition and germination, which occurs before the waning cycle. Moon is placed in Aquarius, the sign of electronics, New Age, and humanitarian efforts. (It is also about group evolution and the power of the individual within the group.)

Sun (life, light) is beautifully placed in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart and increases self-expression, generosity, and creativity. Sun (life, light) conjuncts (close to) Mercury (mind, communication), which confers brilliant thoughts, and Moon (emotions, moods) opposes Mercury, meaning our moods can interfere with rapid, bright thoughts. With effort, we can overcome this aspect and use Sun conjunct Mercury to connect with the higher mind.

Sun and Mercury trine (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which opens the conscious to mystical inspiration and deeper understanding of spiritual meaning. Our lives and mind open to higher thought more easily. It heightens creativity and sensitivity. (Notice that it can be used to counter the aspect below of Sun in opposition to Saturn.)

Sun opposes Saturn (karma, limitation), so we may feel as though we are encumbered by our past or the heaviness of life. The people in our lives may become critical or demanding. Moon conjuncts (close to) Saturn (karma, limitation) relates to limitation in communication (and warmth) in our relationships with other people in our lives. The point is noticing where we need to change by perceiving life differently, having boundaries, and loving the self. It’s also about knowing we have the power to create change.

Sun (life) opposes Pluto (underworld, subconscious), so we may feel slightly obsessed with our desires or the way in which we want life to move and travel. Pluto (underworld, subconscious) tends to bring up problems and patterns from the past, which can feel like a crisis. (Send pink light to the part of you that experiences them. The aspect ends on There can be a strong desire to push, but it’s wiser to observe the feeling.

Mercury is placed in Gemini, an air sign that encourages good communication. It is amplified by its trine with Neptune, and it can aid in aligning with spiritual world. It increases our ability to communicate through videos, writing, and any other form of communication.

Venus (love) and Mars (action) oppose Jupiter (good fortune). Venus in opposition to Jupiter can bring good fortune and waves of happiness, and it can also create extravagance and selfishness. We’re more open to the possibility of good fortune if we stay centered and focus on connection. Mars (energy, male) opposes Jupiter, which can bring a desire for success and boost self-confidence. Again, the trick of receiving the benefit of the aspect lies in centering and remembering our quest of finding the path of the inner self. (We don’t make mistakes when we’re aligned and balanced.)

Mars opposes Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which creates a mass of energy, which can come into expression as anger, misunderstanding, or upset. It actually gives awareness of old feelings and energies, which may have been suppressed and/or unnoticed.

Planets in Retrograde

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, structure), Neptune (mysticism, illusion), Pluto (underworld, transformation), and Chiron (wounded healer) are in retrograde. It’s more difficult to receive help from the planets when they are retrograde. (It’s a bit like a bad connection on a cell phone; the energy goes in and out.)

If we feel tired or unmotivated, the (five) retrograde planets may play a part in our feelings. Fortunately, all of our efforts count, and everyone can work on creating a few consistent efforts on the spiritual/physical plane. Sometimes, we have to push.

 

Summary

  • Obviously, the energies create pressure with hidden feelings, suppressed emotions about relationships, and self-esteem. It’s wise to journal about this and review feelings at a different date. For the moment, we can focus on the heart chakra and our connection with a greater force that gives unusual answers.
  • In the big picture, the planets ask for awareness of how we truly feel along with the growth experience of admitting we need new methods of communication—and perhaps the need to manifest a different reality.
  • There are many enlightening aspects in the chart such as Mercury trine Neptune, which connects with the higher mind, and the sparkling energy of Sun in Leo. We have ample energy to move through the challenges of the chart if we keep this in mind.
  • There are many opposing forces in the chart, and our emotions and thoughts may flow back forth between centered and out of alignment. It’s part of mastery, but it’s not easy. Nevertheless, we can do it.
  • Planetary retrogrades can feel heavy or cause tiredness. Make a list of what is needed for growth and a positive life. Make it simple and stay with it.

 

 

 

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.

Riding the Waves of the New Age

Image by Eslam Rady

 

If the Age of Aquarius offers the experience of group enlightenment and cooperation, why are we having difficulty with it? Shouldn’t it be easy and fun?

The archives of time recount the previous Golden Ages, including Lemuria, Atlantis, and Egypt, and they prophesize that the Age of Aquarius may be the most glorious of all ages. Hopefully, the light level of the earth will reach quantum mass so our wisdom and enlightenment will shine through to all of humanity. The Mayan calendar calls this “the end of time”, and the book of Revelations hints that this is the time of the apocalypse. Apocalypse simply meant “the revelation of hidden things by God” before the movement of Christianity.

All manifestation and co-creation culminate with the release of patterns and integration of the ego. It is then that we find a previously hidden, underlying truth within our being. The meaning of the word occult is hidden from the eye, secret, or concealed. When we perceive the truth with our hidden eye (the true self, the third eye), enlightenment is entrusted to us in accordance to our ability to perceive.

Currently, we’re in transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius or between a dark age, based on materialism, to a more enlightened age, which aligns with humanistic values. While the internal structure may already exist, individual change is needed to manifest the energies into form. It’s well documented that the human psyche finds difficulty with change–even the most positive changes – such as moving, marrying, changing jobs, or success.

The energies are different, creating the need for new strategies and methods of dealing with the new and old energies at the same time. In any manifestation, there is a shift between the attachment to the stability of the old life and the attraction to the new. Eventually, we let go of the old reality and shift into the new one, but a feeling of pressure and resistance often accompany the shift. It’s helpful to remember that negative feelings and thoughts are associated with the ego, not the soul.

Part of the process, which is sometimes experienced as a motion between lower and higher feelings and thoughts is called oscillation. Oscillation is often experienced as waves of emotion and thought that resonate with the two parts of the self. During this process, we feel the pull of the old self and the desires of the higher self.

 

The Wave

The energy of change tends to come in waves. Eventually, the wave will pass, even if it takes a few days or weeks.

By observing closely, we know that there are several types of waves. One wave is gentle and grounding; it resonates with the inner self. We tend to move between several sets of waves in a given day. Waves from mass consciousness and other people tend to foster feelings of anxiety and connect us with mass consciousness.

We are touched by our identification with the mass subconscious and other people whenever the vibrations of our field descend. We descend through identification with the thoughts of other people, messages on the web, news forecasts when we disconnect or forget our connection with the light.

Fortunately, we can avoid some of the waves of mass consciousness by staying at a higher frequency, reflecting on the heart space, and avoiding media such news and online communication.

It is possible to connect to the spiritual world and disengage from the negativity in outer world. Meditation, yoga, and intuitive activities can link our consciousness with the Divine—and the slower, centered feeling of the inner self.

Exercise:

  • When feeling disoriented, tired or anxious, meditate on light, the center of the Universe or your perception of the Divine for a few minutes. This will alleviate tension.
  • Focus on the heart space in the middle of the chest and feel pink light (love) flowing into your body, mind, and emotions.
  • Focus on pleasurable feelings or memories such as times when you experienced the flow of life—or unconditional universal love.
  • Come back to the present when you finish the exercise and practice this “feeling” every two or three hours. It will become easier with practice and create a calm that stays within the body.
  • When the mind or emotions wander back to a problem or negative feeling, simply say aloud or silently, “Please align me with my inner self. Your body and mind are already familiar with this state of consciousness. With a few days of practice, you will begin to master the art of moving into the inner self, and you’ll create a more relaxed state of being.

Streaming

The new Aquarian energy can be similar to data streaming on the internet. We are watching, listening or participating with the cosmic energies before they are completed downloaded or present. When we “feel” the possibility of a difficulty or undesirable emotion, we tend to “stream” our energies in the direction of the problem. Streaming could include focusing on our anxieties or problems unconsciously, but we forget that our energy flows like an underground stream, causing unwanted emotions to build without awareness, like a subterranean pond surfacing in the middle of the road. We can’t go around it or build a bridge quickly, but we can float over it or redirect the flow.

Here is a simple exercise that I find particularly useful.

Exercise:

  • When thinking about the future, notice the energy that you send to this point in time. Feel the sensation of intense focus, the streaming of the energy into a direction. (Most of us have a particular direction that we associate with others and the future.)
  • Think of calling a friend that you like and notice how you move energy. (We hold an image or feeling about the person and send our energy to them.) Notice how you flow a stream of energy in their direction. What does the energy feel like? Get a clear read so that you can identify it easily.
  • Now, pull all of the particles of the energy stream back into your field. Allow your body to absorb the particles of energy into your cells. Notice the feeling of grounding, calmness and quiet.

NOTE: It’s more effective to hold an image calmly and briefly, see the desired outcome, and then release the image and energy.

 

Moving into the Positive

I philosophically subscribe to a system of substituting positive thoughts, feelings and sensations for the negative inner dialog, emotions, words and physical sensations. I don’t think that if I hold good thoughts or mantras in general that life will respond–or that if I casually believe that everything will work out that it will.

I believe that reality follows my thoughts, emotions, intentions and attention and that “reality” mirrors our energies of our beliefs. I believe in recycling energy by raising its frequency and also in manifesting the reality that aligns with my personal happiness. This is far more complex than it sounds.  (It requires patience, repetition, and a connection with the Divine.)

Duality and/or polarity are the basis for creation in the material world. Without duality, we would lack a body and the earth, itself. It is the balancing of the forces of duality within one’s physical body, emotions, thoughts and spirituality that raise the vibrations of our being so that we can perceive the unseen or the Divine.

A Final Word: Love

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Rumi

Truth is simple. Truth can only be found within. It is already “within us”, but it lies hidden and awaiting the moment of our awakening. Truth has power. When truth is found by the heart, it is perceived as love. Love and power intertwined are wisdom. Love tempers power so that it is rightfully used in tandem with universal law for the benefit of all.

Love is the most expansive force in the Universe. In alchemy, it is said that love is the universal solvent. It dissolves everything into its original nature–which IS love. When all else fails, turn to love. Love is the opposite of fear. When we move into love, we raise our vibrations to a frequency that fear and chaos cannot touch or disturb.

It is the substance that underlies the composition of every particle of matter in the Universe. The true source of all is love, which can never fail us if we petition it with our heart, mind, soul, and body. It is by opening our heart that we find the way.

 

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.