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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.

 

 

Awakening Classes

 

Awakening classes offer a nine-month opportunity to discover more of your true presence and light.

  • Through continual reflection on the inner self and resonance with a higher vibration, your life naturally changes. By focusing on manifestation, you begin to create your desires. Through self-reflection and observation, you realize how to move through limitations.
  • In every class, there are exercises to raise your vibration and see life from a higher perspective. From this practice, you begin to remember your power, abilities, and potential to create change.
  • Connection with the inner self and the universe provides an opportunity for greater experience and realization of your higher nature.

 

The course teaches the following practices.

  • Opening the heart and opening to the universe – learn to receive positive energy and abundance in multiple forms
  • Manifestation and discovering what’s best to manifest for you & how to do it
  • Explore intuition, awareness, and spiritual gifts

 

It teaches technical skills.

  • Visualization, the real details & developing the skill
  • Creating an image of a more beautiful life
  • Altering the Flow of daily life Working with emotion and thoughts By changing emotions, thoughts, and memories our perception of life alters. See life in different light.
  • Maintaining higher vibrations so that life changes and flows
  • Metaphysical truths and secrets, which are only taught in this class
  • How to move through blocks & see success in life. Clearing and releasing blocks.
  • Find your beauty and power in life.
  • Improve your life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually

Class includes:

  • Personal support from me through 1 hour of readings and access through email
  • Three sessions of weekly classes each month
  • Classes are recorded, and you can listen at your leisure wherever you live or whatever your schedule.

If you’re interested or want additional information, send an email to onetrueself@gmail.com

Full Strawberry Moon

Image by Oliver Hale

 

The Full Strawberry Moon appears on Thursday, June 24 at 2:39 pm ET. It’s called the Strawberry Moon as it is the time when berries grow ripe and succulent. Nature feeds and nourishes us. It’s also a super moon, which occurs when the moon is close to the earth. It expands both energy and emotion, increasing the intensity of the lunar event. There are relatively few aspects, which are basically specific geometrics formed between planets in a particular chart, but the aspects are quite potent.

The moon follows the Summer Solstice, the time of solar light when the veil between the worlds opens—and fairies are said to appear to humans. It’s a good time for making wishes and seeing dreams come true. Just as the summer sun brings crops to fruition, the solstice activates desires and dreams.  The light lingers for those who long for greater connection. (It’s an excellent time for meditation and visualization.)

One of the important messages in the chart lies in the mix of energies. It’s a powerful chart with beneficial energy from Jupiter (good fortune) as well as bold and passionate energy from Venus (love, beauty) and Mars (overall energy) in Leo. Mercury (communications) in Gemini increases intuition and sharpens the mind.

In spiritual work, it’s important to increase awareness of how we use our energy with long term goals and daily activities. We also ask if our pursuits heighten or decrease our overall energy. With this chart, we have the potential to focus deeply and passionately on spiritual and worldly goals. Several planets in retrograde can create lack of focus, tiredness, or the need to rest. Obviously, we need a balance of focused energy and time for passive, restful activities. (Finding the answer is part of the challenge.)

The Sun is in Cancer, ruler of the fourth house. The watery sign of Cancer brings focus on home life, emotions and the subconscious mind—and their relationship with spirituality. Water can represent devotion and nurturing as Cancer is the mother of All.

Moon is placed in Capricorn, and it asks for reviewing structures in life including family life (Sun in Cancer), career, and the fabric of life itself. The Moon rules emotions, which may bring the necessity of reviewing emotional response to specific aspects of life. Our structure of life may come from conscious realization, ancestral or hereditary information, and/or beliefs resulting from specific events in life. Its importance lies in creating a structure of life that resonates with the inner self.

Sun (life) trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), and Moon (emotion) sextiles Jupiter. It’s a very beneficial aspect, which can bring abundance on many levels. It increases optimism and good fortune, bestowing a positive energy that can make life flow more easily.

Mercury (communications) moved direct on June 22. Mercury remains in Gemini (air), the brilliant sign of communication, which is fluent in ideas. It heightens communication of all kinds—including telepathy and intuition, particularly in the mental sphere.

Mercury trines Saturn (limitation, structure), which gives persistence, discipline, and determination. The aspect can support success in personal endeavors. Mercury squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it can cloud our vision of the future and create confusion with thoughts. (It’s best to meditate on an idea, ask for guidance, and trust our heart in making big decisions—and not rely entirely on the mind.)

Venus (love, beauty) and Mars (overall energy, male) are in Leo. The placement emphasizes passion, the heart, and drama. It heightens boldness and confidence. Fire symbolizes passion, and it can ignite motion and action.

Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), which is an excellent aspect. It increases luck in love, optimism, and enhances beauty. It also increases prosperity and the flow of abundance. It’s helpful with travel and adventure. Venus opposes Pluto (underworld, transformation) concerns power struggles, money, and relationships. It asks for reevaluation of finances, a hard look at long term relationships, and honesty with the self about what is desirable in life. (Everything in life requires a balance of energy—a relationship of give and take. We work best with a surfeit of sustaining energy, and it’s important to see if we’re happy with balances in energy in our personal lives.)

Mars (male, overall energy) opposes Saturn (limitation) holds many possible meanings. It can refer to feeling triggered on a personal or mass level. The aspect can incite competitiveness and accelerate the desire to succeed without thought of others—or it can mark a time when evolved individuals examine their core beliefs and use it as reason for reaction. Examination of the latter choice can result in positive transformation.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Aquarius square (tension) refers to structure in the time of the New Age, and Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) may point to the need for change in our methods of living with the earth. Saturn in a fixed sign asks for examination of positive/negative equation of new age theories and the structure of the past age. The actual change depends on our insights, growth, and thoughts. The aspect is said to cause restlessness and irritability as Uranus exudes electrical energy.

Many planets are retrograde throughout the summer. They include Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (structure, limitation), Neptune (mysticism/illusion), and Pluto (underworld, transformation). Generally speaking, retrograde planets can cause a lazy or tired feeling, which is wonderful for resting and vacation.

Fortunately, many aspects in the chart give passion, optimism, and energy. On the positive, we can choose to align with energies that allow growth and expansion. The many retrogrades can cause a feeling of lassitude, which can feel wonderful for resting but may interfere with the realization of dreams and desires. Aspects with Pluto can cause upsets, particularly when triggered, which occurs with repeating patterns of life. It’s important to find the cause of subconscious repetitive patterns and transmute the energy as this action is freeing and powerful.

 

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.

Beautiful New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

It’s easy to feel the shift through the sigh of the trees, the motion of the clouds, and the alterations in the weather. The planet is shifting and taking us along for the ride.

The New Moon appears on May 11 at 2:59 pm. With Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pluto in earth signs, it makes for a fertile energy for fostering ideas, working with the soil, resting, or enjoying the beauty of nature. While it’s important to work with plans and keep life in order, this is a moon for a brief period of rest and reflection.

The Sun and Moon form beautiful shapes with Neptune (mysticism) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) Sun (life, light) and Moon (emotion) sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. Aspects with Neptune heighten sensitivity, creativity, and receptiveness. Trines with Pluto increase personal magnetism and intensity. The aspects can help with changing our lives in a positive sense. (Positive aspects with Pluto tend to increase power and energy in general.)

When Uranian energies conjunct and align positively with the sun and moon–our personal yin and yang–we experience the impetus of spiritual energy coursing through our lives. Divine, inspired ideas are sometimes received, causing our lives to flow in a spiritual direction. (Uranus rules the quantum field where odd changes and thoughts lead to greater realization.)

Mercury (thought, communication) is placed in Gemini, radiating rapid thought and increased ability to communicate effectively. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus, aligning the higher mind with the heart. Mercury trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation/structure/karma), and it’s positive with this placement, aiding in our ability to bring order to our thoughts and plans. Mercury conjuncts the North Node (collective goals and commitments), which can give clarity and unity to our collective quests in a positive sense.

Venus (love, romance) trine Pluto heightens love, romance, and sensuality. It intensifies our feelings and emotions about love, relationships, and prosperity. Desire is a part of every quest, and Venus in this position increases it by deepening emotions, aesthetics, and commitment to all types of relationships. Venus square Jupiter can increase the desire to have fun, relax, or forget about work, but the feeling isn’t conducive to growth. (It’s wise to push past it.)

Mars (action, assertiveness, male) in Cancer brings emotions into play, particularly when we contemplate action and moving through particular aspects of life. Our emotions may interfere with right action—unless we simply accept the need to take a step and make changes in the flow of life.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is on the last degree of Aquarius. On May 13, Jupiter moves into the first degree of Pisces where it becomes exalted (the most beneficial position and sign for a planet). Jupiter in Pisces stirs the soul, uniting inner knowledge and expansion. It heralds a time of optimistic thought, new ideals, and positive feelings.

Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus refers to the divisive energies between Saturn (old world structure) and Uranus (the utopian dream). It points to the conflicts between liberal and conservative on political, economic, and social levels. The square involves the conflict between issues of technology and harmony on earth and the physical world.

Pluto is retrograde until October 6. It occurs every year, and the retrograde involves creating boundaries, releasing control issues, and reclaiming personal power. It’s also a good time to review goals.

Tips

  1. The New Moon brings peaceful energy through aspects with Neptune, which rules mysticism and encourages insights into our spiritual nature.
  2. Trines with Pluto increase power and energy, making it a good time to focus on long term goals and personal resources.
  3. Mercury in Gemini bring clarity to the mind and aids with thought and communication.
  4. Jupiter is moving into Pisces, which will bring a feeling of wellbeing.
  5. The New Moon provides a period of rest and reflection, which should be followed by action. Think and meditate about the wisest actions for making long term changes in life.

 

 

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. 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.

 

Spring Message from the Wolves

 

Wolves speak as does all of nature in a language that flows from the heart, and I continue to spend time with them each month. They give insights into energy for myself and others. Like all parts of nature, they have a deep understanding of how life works.

With the wolves, I experienced awakening—the flash of light that lies behind the forms of the physical world and leads to many understandings, which resonate with the soul. When the moon moves into the cycle of fullness, their messages become clear and more apparent as the light increases. It’s the same way that we find answers in moments of illumination.

The Message

There are many aspects of humankind that have been forgotten. In long ago times, men and women painted images that pulled animals and plants into their sphere for hunting and life force. They used magical sounds through flutes, drums, and whistles—or calling on totem animals.

Ancient cultures applied geometrics and frequencies created by numerical values such as the pyramids, which created harmony and beneficial vibrations. There are many wonders in your world, which have not been found or understood.

You live on a magical planet with many hidden secrets. They are similar to the secrets that are hidden within you. By seeking to understand more and living in alignment with nature, these mysteries are opened in your heart and mind, which opens your heart and soul to life itself.

Many people are ignorant of the process of creating their life. Just before sleep, they imagine waking up in the same scenario with the identical health, thoughts, and emotions—a revolving series of repeating images. The images and feelings change slightly with the seasons, but they do not approach the power that is yours—the power to create a different, happy life. (Ask and imagine what it would be like to live in a happier and more aligned reality.)

Your culture tends to focus on the negative, which is amplified by your attention and energy. You have a habit of not believing in the possibility of greater good. You focus on your worries, and this limits the outcome of future possibility.

If you want to create a change in life, it’s important to know it’s limited by your beliefs and response to life. There are miracles such as spontaneous healing–or completely changing your life. There is a future that is based on harmony rather than fear. It takes time and effort to accomplish it as well as time spent with nature because the body is nourished by the earth.

Begin with your thoughts. Become aware of them. Speak to them and change them often. If a thought doesn’t make you feel good, change it to a positive. See and feel your life working out well.

Seeing is a talent that overrides negative thoughts. If you make a positive image and repeat it, your life literally changes. A visual also changes emotions as they are deeply linked to the repeating patterns of thoughts that create your life.

For example, eating well or exercising to become healthy is not the same as eating because your body likes it and benefits from it Exercising for the joy of fresh air or movement of the body is quite different from exercising because you should. Notice how one act relates to creating health and happiness; the opposite thought (eating well for health) may relate to a fear of what might happen if you don’t move in this direction. (The same can be said for a new career. It’s possible to remain where you are through fear, but believing it’s possible and using the imagination can ignite it.)

Emotions respond to sensations of the body and images (thoughts) in the mind. They can also relate to disconnection. When you are happy and aligned, your emotions stay balanced with less oscillation.

Dreams

Dreams are very important. Your heart knows what you want.

The pursuit of dreams is one of the most beautiful aspects of your life. Each night, you dream about the past, the present, and future. During the day, you move into series of thoughts and feelings that relate to “dreams” within your mind.

There are also dreams that are hidden in your heart. By focusing on your dreams, there is a feeling of creating harmony within yourself and with the world. (Many events would alter in the world if more people focused in this way.) The feeling of harmony comes because you have focused on a dream that is in harmony with your heart.

If you visualize and feel the dream more often than you feel negative sensations, then the dream must come into being. It is simply about substituting one dream for another. It is part of why you are here.

With the changing energies, which oscillate continually because the planet is changing, it is important to think about what your heart wants. How would happiness look to you? What must change? What would make your life move like a graceful river?

If you don’t know these answers, sit quietly in nature and meditate. Think about the good things that are within you—the light, the love, and the kindness. Feel them expand.

You hear and receive energies from unseen sources and waves of energy. It is a constant flux of energy that feeds your consciousness, which can lift your thoughts and emotions. If you hear the voices of the earth, then you are lifted by trees, flowers, and the sky above.

You find the heart of your consciousness. The answers will come. Trust and move into this new motion—a new way of receiving energy and finding answers in a gentle 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.

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

Full Pink Flower Moon

Image by Rahul Pandit

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appears on April 26 at 11:32 ET. The term “pink moon” refers to celebrating the color of flowers and the emergence of spring. The chart brings both harmonious and challenging aspects; it brings potential for growth with personal aspirations and inner growth. It’s is a super moon, meaning that it’s very close to the earth. All full moon intensify energy and bring germination of life in the garden as well as heightened energy.
Sun is in Taurus is ruled by Venus, which encourages building and creating in physical form. The moon is in Scorpio, which relates to transformation, birth, and death. It is one of the most potent and fertile moons of the earth—a particularly good time to plant and work in the garden as well as making and executing new plans for life.
With seven planets in fixed signs, the chart emphasizes the balance between determination, stubbornness, and decisiveness. It’s wise to review limited thoughts and emotions—and discover new forms of communication and action. Moon in Scorpio adds the odd energy of the astral, the space between the physical and spiritual world. It heightens intuition and perception.

It is a chart with challenges, but part of spiritual growth involves excavating and reviewing life where our energies are stagnant or tend to move in subconscious patterns. Finding new methods of expression and action is part of the equation.

Sun (life), Mercury (thought, communication), Venus (love), and Uranus (sudden change/quantum field) are in Taurus, a fixed earth sign. Sun, Mercury, and Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus, which heightens Taurean qualities including stubbornness, desire for possessions, and an ability to ground and unite with the earth. (Every sign expresses dualistic qualities.) Sun conjunct Uranus encourages the desire to take a risk or move out of routine. Mercury conjunct Uranus increases sharpness of mind and gives unusual insights Venus conjunct Uranus can bring liberation from old patterns with loving relationships, art, and money; however, they are often uncomfortable.

Moon in Scorpio opposes (opposite position, 180 degrees) Venus (love, relationships) in Taurus. It expands the need for emotional support and can cause irritation in relationships. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (action), supporting the connection between positive emotions and action. Moon trines Jupiter (good fortune), and this can bring harmonious feelings It also benefits generosity, openness, and self-expression. Moon opposes Uranus (sudden change) can bring mood changes and erratic emotions.

Mercury (thought, communications) is placed in Taurus, which can increase practical and pragmatic thoughts.  It conjuncts (close to) Venus (love), which can aid with expression of loving, tender thoughts or help with the expression of messages from the heart. Mercury also conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), amplifying personal brilliance and unusual thoughts. It can also open the mind to higher realizations and insights.

Venus (love, partnership, romance, material possessions) is in Taurus, which encourages the expression of beauty, art, and union with the earth. Venus conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change) initiates new ideas and thoughts of greater freedom pertaining to expression of love, methods of making money, and releasing old patterns in life that limit the expression of the heart. (It can involve new boundaries, insights, and/or seeing potential for greater expansion in any of these areas.)

Mars (assertion, action) is placed in Cancer, which is a weak sign for the warrior planet. Cancer is a water sign that elicits emotional responses, and Mars prefers to march ahead without emotional baggage. It’s important to consider the role played by emotions when making decisions about future actions. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), and the aspect can bestow success, boldness, and positive outcomes. Mars squares (tension) Neptune (illusion/mysticism), which can cloud our vision with decision making and charting a clear course through life. However, aspects with Neptune are like rain or fog; they come and go without consistent influence.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (limitation, karma) remain in Aquarius, which promotes New Age concepts such as humanitarian issues, electronics and the power of the collective. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Venus (love) square Saturn (karma/structure).

Sun square Saturn (limitation) points to a series of tests and challenges related to our perception of life. Typically, this involves changes in behavior and greater discipline, but it’s also about aligning with the desires of the inner self as the sun represents life. Moon (emotion) square Saturn can refer to the need to overcome feelings of loneliness and rejection based on childhood events; it obviously affects relationships. Mercury (thought) square Saturn focuses on the need for work on the mental level, particularly as related to career. Venus (love) square Saturn tends to act as limiting force in relationships. We may not feel loved, but it’s important to work on expressing and developing the positive for a short period of time. (These aspects occur with inner planets, which move very quickly. The influence of the aspects is brief and will pass quickly.)

Uranus is the great awakener, and it plays an important role in the astrology of 2021. It urges us to wake up to our habits and thoughts that cause limitation. It is also an opportunity to put higher thoughts and philosophers into physical form. Uranus in Taurus concerns the creation of structures and form that align with the higher nature.

In summary, the chart is intense. There is an erratic energy within the chart, which is not a surprise. We can see it as reflected in the outer world. The chart delivers many energies with numerous expressions. It urges releasing past patterns, particularly those related to unhappiness, habit, and stubbornness. It asks us to open to the possibility of living in a new, better, and more creative way. It tells us that discipline, hard work, and perseverance are the right path to a life that is more aligned with the heart and our true nature. Through this alignment, we can take actions that move our lives forward in a positive sense.

 

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.

 

New Moon Forecast: A Time for Growth

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

Spring brings new beauty in shape of flowers, birds, and the leaves of trees. It lends vision and color to our perception of life. In the same way, five planets in Aries encourage taking action to create new perceptions and move forward in life.  Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Chiron are in Aries, which is the first sign of the zodiac, marking a time of new beginnings. However, this chart also asks for a look at the dark side and engagement with the self on a deep level. We’re asked to see our shadow and become conscious of it while continuing to move into the light.

The New Moon appears on Sunday, April 11 at 10:31 pm ET. The New Moon is the time of the pause—the void, stillness, and reflection on the upcoming moon cycle. It brings a special time to slow down, review, and change the course of our personal lives. This New Moon brings the opportunity for beginning life with new perceptions while contemplating the underlying reasons for staying in the same place–and experiencing repetitive emotional patterns.

Five planets in Aries bring warm, passionate energy and heightened creativity, which amplify the spirit of spring, and drive us in the direction of our quest. Aries can be hot-headed, stubborn, or egotistical, but it also carries the charm of the child–a fascination with the beauty of life. Aries also encourages boldness and new endeavors.

All of life is beautiful within the placement of the inner planets. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought, communications), Venus (love, relationships), and Chiron (wounded healer) are placed in Aries. Sun and Moon conjunct (close to) Mercury (thought) and Venus (love), creating harmony between life and emotion as well as thought and love. Sun (life), Moon (emotion) and Venus (love) sextile Mars (action) and Jupiter (good fortune). Sextiles are mildly harmonious aspects that amplify positive outcomes.

Mercury (thought) moves quickly and creatively when placed in Aries. Venus (love) in Aries is passionate, fun, and exciting—and sometimes impulsive. Mars (action) in Gemini is flexible, communicative, and swift. This position urges a wider view of life on the mental level and encourages using the mind on a higher level, which involves aligning mind and thought. It heightens conversational skills, the intellect, and the ability to take action in these areas of life.

Mars trines Jupiter (good fortune), bringing good fortune, ambition, and success. Mars (action) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism) brings a wave of confusion, particularly when we consider taking action. Neptune is dreamy, and it tends to cloud our vision in this position.  It’s helpful to notice the positions of the mind that are clear and use the creativity, bestowed by Neptune, to take the next step. (If you feel confused about a project or a direction, focus on a desire/goal that resonates deeply with your heart.)

Shadow Work

Saturn (karma, limitation) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) involves a strange set of realizations. It may concern past karma, old beliefs that no longer fit, and/or a perception, which needs review. Saturn tends to remind us of where we’ve traveled in the wrong direction in the past, but it can also relate to lack of self-esteem, hesitation about creating new plans, or experiencing another (sometimes negative) aspect of life. In particular, it’s about aligning with the concepts of Aquarius on a personal level. On a global level, it’s about the earth and our relationship with her. (Many earth changes mirror the state of collective consciousness. We see this with earthquakes, volcanoes, and strange weather. When we are in or out of harmony, nature reflects it.)

Sun, Moon, and Venus square Pluto tends to distort the balance between the ego and inner self. Plutonian energy can be transformative, obsessive, or oppressive, but it’s also about power. Sun square Pluto exerts pressure on relationships; it tends to reveal our inner darkness and secrets, which may be expressed through emotions. The energy can be useful if the focus is love, and the outcome is finding compromise between the self and other person.

Moon square Pluto affects emotions and home life. It tends to reveal personal dissatisfaction with daily life, which likely relate to suppressed, personal patterns. (Our dissatisfaction may come from a true problem, but the answer lies in identifying the part of the self, which isn’t aligned with a higher calling.) Venus square Pluto can reveal personal, dark issues with loving relationships and other types of relationships. The aspect heightens insecurities that relate to love such as possessiveness and manipulation. (We can move beyond the aspect by focusing on connection with the universe and developing greater self-acceptance.)

Notes

  1. It’s a powerful time to take action on projects and desires. The universe supports moving in the direction of our dreams. Many positive aspects such as trines and sextiles are found in the chart. Sometimes, the temptation is to simply feel positive when we should focus on the higher aspects of our journey.
  2. The mind moves very quickly with Mercury (thought, communication) in Aries. It’s important to make a list of the desired direction and take action steps. Otherwise, Mercury can create a number of distractions by thinking too quickly and spinning in many directions at once.
  3. Mars (action) in Gemini asks for a broader base of thought, emphasizes flexibility, and a new perceptions. It can also help with connection to the higher mind through meditation and contemplation. Mars square Neptune can cloud our vision. It’s important to check within before activating a project.
  4. It’s the perfect time to flow into new aspects of life, but oscillation is a strong challenge in the chart. Aspects with Pluto, the lord of the underworld, activate old patterns of limitation, which can create power issues and a desire to control—or we can recognize how problems may occur out of our personal subconscious. We may move back and forth between the darkness and light (subconscious/higher consciousness) during this moon period. Fortunately, there is a great deal of support for growth, realization, and a gain in our light level.

 

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.