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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.

 

“Me” Moments

Think of the times when you were at your best—propelled by the universe into love, courage, or success. Think about the moments when you found the flow, and your life rearranged itself into new channels, creating pleasant surprises and fabulous outcomes. It might have been a time when you suddenly found your way through a limitation, vanquished a fear, or discovered a new way of working with your life.

It’s wonderful when life flows through you, and it’s easy to move into self-expansion and connect with the universe. You expand, realize your gifts, and fall in love with life.

This process occurs because

It’s the most wonderful feeling when life lifts you up, and it’s easy to rise to challenge of self-expansion and/or to fully connect with the channels of life. At these times, you experienced self-realization through the consciousness of the inner self.

Admittedly, it can require blood, sweat, and tears—or simply surrender to a higher force that knows its way through your memories, thoughts, and patterns. Higher energies seek new expression and creativity, and life truly rocks when you step onto this path.

Fortunately, it’s possible to use your “me” moments to recreate this fabulous flow in the present. Like all spiritual work, it requires patience, practice, and self-awareness, but the alternative is repetition of the comfort zone and/or the heaviness of old patterns.

  1. Think of a time when you were successful, experiencing love and/or deep connection, or marvelous health and vitality. Recall the energy of this time and linger on the strongest of the positive feelings.
  2. Focus on a time when life suddenly opened, and a positive flow of energy and events began to move through your life.
  3. Briefly meditate on a memory of visiting a beautiful location in nature when you felt fully connected, and life seemed to open—or your worries dissipated.
  4. Ponder the times when your energy was high, and it was easy to move through life.
  5. Think of the look of a beloved animal or child when there is only love and nothing else. Or concentrate on a childhood memory concerning the soft awareness of love.

These sensations and memories are part of your inner self. It creates the magical moments, the leap into higher vibrations, and illuminates the underlying beauty of life.

If possible, put these sensations and images together in a hologram (a sharp visual containing emotion and image). Imagine living in this space in the here and now.

It’s a method of creating possibility, happiness, and beauty in life—and overcoming the strangeness of the current universe where unhappy thoughts seem to flourish, and happy thoughts take longer to manifest.

Think of your life as a garden where the seeds, represented by the above meditations and reflections, lie beneath the soil, nourished by return of your mind and emotions. (The universe secretly adores love and positive thoughts/emotions; it eventually makes all good things grow if you persevere.)

Creating Our Reality

Manifestation is important because it teaches about how we perceive and live life. When we focus on a heart felt desire, we invoke the universe and the inner self.

  1. Everyone is already manifesting the material of their consciousness  through their experience of “reality.” We are limited by our perceptions and beliefs about life as well as the people in our lives; however, it’s possible to transcend those limits and create big, happy visions. Basically, this involves awakening and rewriting our inner script of beliefs, thoughts, and emotions. When we rewrite our perception of reality, it changes.
  2. Everyone wants financial prosperity, loving relationships, a healthy body, and a deep spiritual connection that provides accurate answers. Meditation and visualization can lead us to the right steps, and the practice completes much of the work on the invisible plane. (In other words, an occurrence or dream takes place much more quickly. We find the right job quickly instead of applying for ten. We visualize meeting the right people, and they appear.)
  3. Action is more effective when accompanied by meditation and visualization. It also requires less effort. Athletes and millionaires use these techniques of visualizing their desired reality in detail. The alteration in overall energy is even more profound when the visualization is prompted by a desire for connection with the inner self. Both practices create results, but universal connection alters everything in our lives.
  4. We meet our resistance within our self. We discover an opposite self, who doesn’t want the manifestation, takes steps in the opposite way, and wants to stay the same. We rewrite the “program” or pattern through visualization, observation, and learning to think and feel new thoughts and emotions. (We also learn to change our personal identity from the person who can’t to one who can.)
  5. Life becomes more exciting through these discoveries. As we learn to change lower patterns into patterns of success, we become enthusiastic about life. We naturally make small adjustments such as altering traffic, wishing good things for others, or seeing more beauty in life. (This changes our world—and the world around us.)
  6. Our vision of our reality and the world changes. We begin to understand how our ‘reality” responds to our thoughts and emotions. We also learn how to change our perception of life because we understand the seeing the “goodness” is part of what brings it into our lives.
  7. We naturally live on a higher vibration as a result of participating in manifestation. We begin to see problems as areas of life, which require a higher frequency, meditation, or inspired action. We also begin to “know” that other people are doing the same thing. It’s how we meet our True Self through meditation–and connect with others who align with the universe in the same beautiful way. (At this point, it is part of the collective Aquarian awakening when many people transform the world through their individual effort.)

 

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.

 

 

Planetary Change: November New Moon

Through the beautiful weather of late fall when trees are loud in color—yet, flowers continue to bloom—the New Moon appears on Sunday, November 15 at 12:05 am.

The New Moon is quieter than the Full Moon when energies are at their height and intensity. This moon phase moves our consciousness into the void, the place between worlds where we can contemplate life and focus our energies for the next cycle. This month’s moon follows Friday the 13th, a day that was once sacred to the goddess, adding to the depth and stillness associated with this phase. (Friday is ruled by Venus, and thirteen represents the void that follows the cycle of the completion indicated by the number 12.)

It’s a feminine moon with eight planets in earth and water, and the forecast brings a slight lift in the current energies, which can often feel heavy and dense. Aspects with Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Neptune provide a positive boost of energy. (We’re in the last phases of 2020’s heavy and often difficult energy.)

Sun (life), Moon (emotion), and Mercury (communication) in Scorpio intensify deep emotions and increase intuition.  Aspects with the Sun and Moon lighten the chart, adding optimism, a gentle flow of peace, and the opportunity for self-expression through art and other media.

Sun and Moon trine Neptune, the planet of illusion and mysticism, which heightens creativity and our ability to step into the unseen world. Sensitivity and emotions are increased. Dreams are particularly important and may reveal spiritual and/or conscious themes

Sun sextile Jupiter (expansion) boosts confidence and brings feelings of happiness and optimism. Sun sextile Moon sextile Jupiter increases positive feelings, clears the mind, and gives alignment with positive side of life. Uranus heightens curiosity, unusual encounters, and creativity. (It also causes difficulty with routine.)  Moon sextile Uranus brings unusual encounters, changeable moods, and increased intuition.

Mercury (communications) in Scorpio adds to the overall intensity and gives depth to emotion. However, thoughts tend to lack clarity as Mercury squares (tension) Saturn (limitation), which may cause tension when we oscillate between past memories and the desire to move ahead with a new thoughts and aspirations. There’s also confusion between Mercury (personal mind) and Uranus (the higher mind); their opposition may make it difficult to incorporate larger, universal thoughts into the present moment.

Mars is direct—at last—after 2 ½ months of retrograde, which include heavy feelings and stifled emotions. Frustration, anger, and lack of motivation will slowly lift in the next few weeks, and overall energy will increase. Mars remains square Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). Both aspects increase drive for success and desire for achievement, but they are often viewed from the ego’s perspective—as opposed to the good of the “all”. Fortunately, this tendency is softened by Mars in direct position.

Venus (love, relationships) is in Libra, a sign ruling beauty and balance. Venus forms contradictory angles and aspects for next week or so. Venus, opposes Mars (action, energy) in Aries.  The aspect intensifies emotions associated with relationships, heightens passion, and can spark anger/frustration. Venus square Jupiter increases the desire for excess, which is reflected in overspending, overeating, and self- Venus square Saturn causes tiredness and a desire to retreat and rest. Venus square Pluto increases tension and intensity in relationships, particularly with the issue of power.

Jupiter (expansion) conjunct Saturn (limitation) expands opportunities and desire for growth. Saturn creates barriers for growth, but Jupiter helps with overcoming them. Actually, it’s a time when dissatisfaction can become positive—if we decide to change. Jupiter sextile Neptune increases harmony and good fortune. Opportunities often appear under this aspect.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto continue to affect our lives through COVID, isolation, and the difficulty of the structures in the outer world. Fortunately, it begins to change in January 2021. The energy lingers for some time, but it begins to fade as we move into another cycle of time and energy.

Tips

  • A slight, positive shift in energy begins with the New Moon. Aspects with Sun and Moon encourage creativity, prayer, and meditation. Sun/Moon trine Neptune places emphasis on dreams, signs, and messages from the unseen world. Intuition is expanded through aspects with Uranus.
  • Mercury (thought, communications) is affected by its placement in Scorpio, making it difficult to separate thoughts and emotions. Mercury opposes Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), meaning we travel between the clear thoughts of the higher mind and the static of the lower mind.
  • Mars (energy, assertion) is direct, slowly clearing the frustrated feelings of the past few months. Also, our physical energy will increase substantially in the next few weeks. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (underworld, collective consciousness), which can increase the desire to succeed and/or push forward with goals.
  • Venus (feminine, relationships) forms many different aspects in this chart ranging from overly indulgent to intense emotion to the desire to escape from life. (I imagine we’ll experience the many influences over the next week or so.)
  • Jupiter (expansion) conjuncts Saturn (limitation, karma). Although Saturn is associated with karma, it can also act as the teacher. It creates hurdles and blocks, which build skills that are necessary for success. Jupiter enlarges these skills, giving optimism and drive to create a new and better life.

 

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

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

New Moon Forecast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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