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May’s Full Moon/Wesak

May’s Full Moon marks the passage of Wesak, the celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. After Buddha’s birth, the legend tells he took seven steps, and a lotus appeared in each of the steps. The forces of his enlightenment flood the planet on this day—a dispensation to all who are aware and open.

Appearing on May 18, the full moon is placed in the water sign of Scorpio, hinting at the power of transformation. The Sun is in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus, and Moon in Scorpio bring fertility to the earth, encouraging germination, growth, and fulfillment. (It’s a wonderful time to add plants or seeds to the garden, and the same is true for tending and developing desires and dreams.)

Five planets in Taurus bestow a feeling of connection with nature and the heart. They also ground us, blocking from lower vibrations from the outer world. Taurus helps in creating abundance, feeling the goodness of the world, and discovering self-worth in the physical world.

A Grand Trine, which is both beneficial and harmonious, is formed between Moon (inner self, emotions), Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and North Node (spiritual direction and imperative). By aligning our emotions with the Divine, we can move in the direction of greater spirituality, which brings lightness, happiness, and relief.

Sun (life, light) trines Saturn (karma, time), enhancing our ability to focus, concentrate, and build new structures in life through heart-felt devotion. Sun trines (harmonious) Pluto (subconscious, transmutation); this aspect gives powers of rejuvenation, courage, and the ability to rebuild life in a new form.  Sun conjuncts (close to, amplifies) Mercury (communication), and it sharpens the intellect and intuition.

Moon (emotions, feminine, moods) in Scorpio opposes Mercury (communication), creating a mixture of confusion and clarity. When our mood changes, we may feel mental confusion—or we may feel very clear, depending on the wave of energy. Moon sextiles (positive) Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can aid with positive use of resources in rebuilding and/or recreating our lives. (Both Saturn and Pluto can represent resources.) Moon trines (positive, harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and it can open our consciousness to deep states of devotion and focused meditation.

Mercury is highlighted in the chart through aspects with Sun/Moon/Saturn/Pluto. With this emphasis, it’s important to contemplate thoughts that align the heart and mind—and lead to expansion and happiness. Mercury (communications, higher mind) trines (harmonious) Saturn, and this aspect can add diligence and persistence to our spiritual quest as well as clarity of mind. Mercury trines Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), enhancing our ability to find hidden answers such as esoteric realizations and insights into subconscious patterns.

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, in Taurus conjuncts (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). This placement can open our hearts to universal love and/or make our emotions about love move erratically. (The challenge lies discerning in source of emotion—subconscious or higher self.) Venus’ influence is felt throughout chart with five planets in Taurus. It urges awareness of the physical world, grounding in nature, and learning the right way of creating a life that aligns with the heart.

Mars (action, male energy) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign, and it tends to heighten emotion instead of inspiring action. It’s important to know that emotions are not always real, and they change in accordance to various stimuli. Fortunately, Mars is in opposition to Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and this aspect encourages boldness, forward movement, and confidence.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sits in Sagittarius, encouraging spiritual growth and realization. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (illusion, mysticism). The aspect indicates a time for releasing old beliefs, illusions, and expectations. Confusion, disorganization, and illusion can accompany the square. When we move through illusion, we discover greater truths.

Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transmutation) in Capricorn. The conjunction can affect commerce, income, and resources. It also asks for rebuilding life in the areas of goals, dreams, and ambitions. At its best, it moves us through worries and fears, teaching us to replace limitations with success.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which heightens our ability to transcend limitations through an exalted, meditative state. Neptune trines North Node (spiritual direction), which encourages finding and aligning with our inner compass on a higher level.

Many planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter) aspect Pluto, indicating the importance of observing our subconscious patterns, which cause limitation and darkness, while learning how to embrace, transmute, and integrate this energy on a higher level in the coming New Age. (Think of many people observing their personal darkness and illuminating it with light.)

NOTES:

The repetitive theme of reflection on love and thought is obvious throughout the chart. With five planets placed in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, it’s wise to contemplate our definition of love and its expansion in life. It’s important to contemplate creating a beautiful life that we love. It’s also about feeling the flow of nature in daily life. (In alchemy, nature holds and demonstrates the secrets of inner growth.)

When the planets are peaceful and harmonious, the challenge lies in making time for devotion and creating change. It’s easy to relax in the beauty and float through life, but the universe asks for constant awareness of the inner self and evolution.

There are two strong energies within the chart. One asks for push and drive with ambition, projects, and creation a new life. The other asks for interpretation of mystical energies in a quiet, reflective state. It’s a way of combining the passive and action aspects of duality.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Taurus 28, “A Woman in Middle Life Stands in Rapt, Sudden Realization of Forgotten Charms, in Unexpected Recovery of Romance.” It’s never too late to rediscover love or life; the potential always exists. The symbol depicts remembering a “lost” part of the self and finding it again when experiencing a higher vibration. (We integrate many parts of the self on the spiritual path.)

Moon sits on Scorpio 21, “Obeying His Conscience, A Soldier Resists Orders.” It’s a perfect symbol for the Scorpio moon, which opposes Mercury (thought). In this case, conscience refers to the inner self, and orders may refer to thought (Mercury) and moods (Moon). The heart is the place where we can literally review both thought and mood.

Mercury is placed on Taurus 24, “An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely with Human Scalps Hanging at His Belt”.  The symbol refers to vengeance, territories, and disputes. It also speaks of the importance of evolving beyond these types of basic needs.

Venus sits on Taurus 4, “The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow.” It’s a beautiful symbol, depicting the possibility of aligning with the Divine. We find the treasure through our imagination, spiritual yearnings, and consistent work.

Mars sits on Cancer 2, “A Man on a Magic Carpet Observes Vast Vistas Below”. The symbol suggests the importance of traveling through life on a higher frequency, which elevates consciousness above problems and the mundane in life. From this perspective, it’s possible to find unseen answers from this place of detachment.

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 23, “A Group of Immigrants Fulfilling the Requirements for Entering A New Country.” It could refer to the New Age and the requirements of higher consciousness. We are literally learning a new language through intuition and compassion as we become re-oriented to the new energies.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Quick Visualizations

I love quick visualizations because they work. They also teach development of the imagination and spiritual skills. These exercises are among my favorites because they are effective for almost everyone. (Fortunately, the current changes in energy make visualizations more effective.)


LOVE

  • Visualize the happiest, best moments of your life when you felt truly loved–when love lifted you into a higher place of being.
  • Visualize and experience how it feels when you receive love and acceptance from someone you love along with a wave of joy. (Think about how you receive love as well. In other words, define it.)
  • Visualize how it feels when you love your life, and life opens to embrace you. This opens to door to a great deal of love.

ABUNDANCE

  • Visualize more abundance in your accounts whenever you think of money. (See more money in your wallet or hand.)
  • Send light blue light to your bills to reduce them.
  • Smile and see money coming to you in a positive, supportive way.
  • By understanding and feeling the abundant nature of the universe, you alter your perception of the events in your life, which can positively affect the flow of prosperity in life.

CAREER

  • Visualize new people in your life who want to help with your career–and who know how to do it.
  • Visualize emails and phone calls from people who are interested in your work and respond positively.
  • See every answer (whether positive or negative) as a response from the universe. If it’s not the right reply, the answer is on the way.
  • Your career grows by attracting the right people and events that are in flow with the universe’s plan. By focusing on growth (or easy, positive change), you align with expansion, one of the principles of the universe.

HEALTH

  • Visualize the sensation of your body when it is healthy and happy. Send light to every molecule in your body as well as the spaces between the molecules.
  • Visualize having more energy and easily maintaining a better diet and exercise routine.
  • Imagine receiving 2x the rest when you sleep.
  • Imagine feeling happy and energized when you awaken.
  • The physical body loves it when our thoughts and emotions unite positively with it. It may take a few days or weeks to respond, but the body will absorb loving, positive thoughts and demonstrate them.
     

SPIRITUALITY


Obviously, these exercises depend on your spiritual connection. You envision love from the heart, and you create it in life by meditating and cultivating it. Through connection, you develop faith to practice and develop accurate visualization.

By working with the visualizations, you develop a habit of finding and aligning with a higher frequency.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.


Full Pink Moon

The April Full moon is called “pink” as a reference to flowers and spring.  It’s a challenging moon, but it also brings energies and aspects, which are helpful. The chart focuses on rebirth and transformation, making fit perfectly with the season’s theme of resurrection. The Full Moon appears on April 19 on Good Friday, the miraculous day in the garden when almost every seed planted will sprout. In nature, it’s a very powerful time.

Sun (life) is in Aries, encouraging motion and direction in our lives. Moon (mother, emotions) is placed in Libra, the air sign aligned with balance and beauty.  Ruled by Venus, gardeners know seeds cast on a Libra moon grow the most beautiful flowers of any sign.

The difficulty–and opportunity–come from the conjunction (closely placed) between Saturn (limitation), Pluto (underworld, transformation), and South Node (past patterns, personal karma). Pluto’s tendency is to reveal truth from the past, usually whatever we’d prefer not to know. Saturn teaches us about our limitations and how to create new habits to move through it. South Node represents a place in consciousness where we continue to repeat the same rituals, but they don’t work.

For those on a spiritual path, the aspects with Saturn, Pluto, and South Node can offer a time of cleansing and creating freedom with the inner self. These planets operate by showing our limitations and (eventually) opening the door to the freedom that comes from living in alliance with the soul.  (Empaths, light workers, and intuitive beings often experience rejection from family and society at large, which leads to disassociation with spiritual gifts. Often, years are required to work through limitations that were initiated during childhood—causing abilities to lie dormant and hidden. By embracing the rejected parts of the self, we create true transformation within ourselves. When we integrate “lost” or undeveloped aspects of the true self, we radiate light and use our magic correctly to bring about a state of love in ourselves—and the world.This type of transformation occurs by digging through the clutter of the subconscious (Pluto) to find the truth that sets us free. Finding truth and living truth are different, but devotion (Saturn at its best) teaches development of gifts. Redeeming the lost parts of the self gives freedom and courage for breaking free of old patterns and beliefs. But we have to discover what is hidden beneath the surface to do this.Wherever we have problems in life, they are somehow related to karmic circumstances, past events, and the feelings we have about ourselves. Limitations and resistance relate to personal patterns of seeing the world in a specific way. When we release old belief, we become capable of perceiving a larger, happier view of life.

Sun (life) conjuncts (close to) Uranus in Aries (sudden change, quantum field); this aspect can heighten integrity and higher self-awareness of personal uniqueness and Moon (emotions, mother) is opposite Uranus.  The Moon’s aspect with Uranus can incite a flurry of conflicting emotions that change with various stimuli and encounters with those we love. One of the lessons of metaphysics is that emotions – like thoughts – are not always real—unless they come from the heart. It’s important to test and see if they align with the heart or circumstances because Uranus can make them feel very real.

Mercury (communication, thought) is in Aries, a fire sign. This placement quickens thought and intellect, and it hastens action. It can elicit enthusiasm about new ideas and quick decisions. It likes anything new including ideas, projects, and leadership roles.

 

Venus

 

Venus (beauty, love) remains exalted in Pisces, and it exudes a spiritual connection with divine—a higher love that lifts us above daily events. It aids with mystical pursuits. Venus in Pisces deepens our ability to perceive beauty; it may also reveal spiritual truths through dreams and visions.

Mercury and Venus are conjunct (close), bringing harmony between the mind and heart. However, Mercury and Venus square (tension) Jupiter (good fortune), which asks us to go beyond the mind and emotions to perceive subtleties of the inner self. (Jupiter can symbolize our spiritual path, but a more gestalt approach is needed with this particular chart.)

Mars (action, male) is placed in Gemini, an air sign. Mars like to act, and Gemini likes to think. In other words, it’s difficult to take action, and it’s easy to overthink and hesitate. Action is easily confused with a series of thoughts, which tend to move in circles. It’s not decisive. Mars squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), increasing the difficulty of finding the right action. (If it’s a desire, nourished by the heart, act. If it’s practical, act. If not, wait and see.)

Jupiter (good fortune) is retrograde in Sagittarius. In retrograde, Jupiter helps with understanding the spiritual path by revealing our alignment (or lack of alignment) with the spiritual path. If we listen, it’s possible to develop our intuitive abilities to find our way, and shed light to aid in altering beliefs and habits. Jupiter trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) can increase our exuberance and joy about life while encouraging us to embrace new, innovative ideas. In this chart, Jupiter trines the Sun, shining light on our lives and lending encouragement as we step through obstacles.

Saturn in Capricorn keeps continual focus on the financial aspects of the world. It’s possible to visualize and share solutions for creating wealth through practical, environmentally sound ideas. (I like to see light workers with more income because they are conscious consumers, and industry tends to follow consumerism.) Saturn conjuncts Pluto (underworld, transformation), which brings old patterns and lack of understanding (about karma) to the surface. Saturn is opposite North Node (spiritual direction of the world). It asks for reflection on limitations and the possibility of positive world change.

Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) is in Aries, the beginning of a new spiritual cycle in the Age of Aquarius. Sun and Moon have aspects with Uranus, which can cause rapidly changing emotions and ideas. Uranus remains square (tension) Pluto, revealing information for spiritual growth—although not always in an easy, comfortable manner.

Neptune in Pisces can bestow connection with the mystical world. Neptune can also feel confusing when it’s square Mars (action) and Jupiter (good fortune). We may feel confused about the best action to take—and/or when and where. As always, the answer lies within, but it requires depth and reflection at this particular time.

Pluto is the god of the underworld, holding subconscious knowledge in its cavern. Periodically, the heavens connect us with these messages, which can feel confusing and dark. It’s like receiving an infusion of truth clothed in dirty rags. (We don’t particularly want it, but there’s gold hidden beneath the disguise.) If we look and listen, Pluto tells us why we feel reluctant, shy, and/or can’t move forward. It shows us – through memories and events – why we’re stuck. If we take back our power, we reclaim a remnant of our soul and take a step into becoming more whole. Pluto can act as the transforming power behind the resurrection of self—a perfect analogy for Easter weekend.

Sabian Symbols based on Lynda Hill’s work

Sun is on Aries 30, “A Duck Pond and Its Brood.” A duck pond symbolizes a small, safe place, which is pleasant, and meets the needs of a small group. It speaks of the limiting factors of life—and the beauty of a small life. It can refer to the desire for expansion into a larger pond or the need to nourish and find sustaining resources in a limited life.

Moon is placed in Libra 30, “Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head”. It speaks of phrenology, the study of the shape of head. The symbol encourages observing and heeding the messages of the physical body. It also refers to seeing the spiritual form of the physical. (Alchemy teaches that all of its secrets are demonstrated by the natural world.)

Mercury is found on Aries 3, “A Cameo Shows the Profile of a Man that Suggests the Outline of His Country.” The symbol focuses on the power of observation, which comes intuitively by reading energy as opposed to information. As this inner tool is applied, it becomes to understand how people, places, and events fit into the large picture of the “whole”.

Venus sits on Pisces 29, “Light Breaking into Many Colors as It Passes Through a Prism”. It’s an exquisite symbol, speaking of how the One Light diffuses into many colors and forms.  It tells us to think of one large light, which is the inner self, and contemplate how the many colors of the self can relate to the whole. (Of course, this can refer to the world, too.)

Mars is placed on Gemini 13, “A World-Famous Pianist Giving A Concert Performance”. With Mars placed on this degree, it’s time to bring our talents to the forefront—particularly if we’ve practiced and mastered a gift, talent, or art. The best performances occur when we do what we love most.

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Message for Wolves

 

In my life, I spend time with wolves. I visit friends who raise or live with them, I see wolf hybrids when I walk on streets of Asheville, NC where wolves are legal pets, and I see them at the vet with owners who are ignorant of their wolf percentage. A thrill of connection runs through us, and I hear their thoughts and feel their energy—a wild, deep feeling between souls and hearts.

It is uplifting and spiritual; yet, it connects to the earth, the ancient, ever-changing mother of our physical lives—a place to learn how to alter the physical world through aligned thoughts and actions. On the highest level, it is accomplished by aligning consciousness with the earth and the sky (universe).

I feel the wolf spirit that runs through the planet and me. Sometimes, it’s simply energy. At other times, there are messages, and wolves appear in my dreams. When they share a message for light givers in particular, I hear a rumbling that translates into words.This is true today. The wolves have awareness of the shifting energy on the planet. It’s more than astrology, geology, or knowledge of the past and future, which they possess. It’s a rollicking movement of many energies tat one time. Let’s call it a challenge.

Here’s their message:

The earth is changing by emitting many different frequencies such as high and low energies, changing its ley lines, and altering the poles. Even the trees and flowers are growing in a new way although few people notice.

Another way of seeing this is to notice how physical energy changes from day to day. People are sometimes tired and/or heavy. On other days, they feel uplifted and energetic. Sleep patterns also change with motions and energies of the earth, which give patterns of sleeplessness, light sleep, and a drowsiness that makes it difficult to stay awake and have enough rest.

On a spiritual or psychic level, the gifts of those, who are aligned, are heightening. For those who have done the work, their intuition grows sharper and often delivers images and words. At this point, people actually move into higher sphere of being when reading energy. So, they are moving in and out of zones of consciousness, which can feel tiring or uplifting. (People move in and out of higher dimensions, and wolves can be heard accurately in a higher dimension.)

There are many waves of cosmic energy that affect the planet. One waves if love, and it is uplifting, reminding humans of their ability to overcome all things. There are lower vibrations, which come from many sources, although it is possible to rise above them.  Also, there is wave of lower humanity that is heavy with fear, and it can send consciousness to a lower level.

Karma is another issue. Many people are overcoming the karma of limiting beliefs and their vision of how life affects them—whether it is true or not. Others think the work of light is to carry others and embrace their problems. (Simply shine the light of happiness and connection whenever possible to truly lift up others.)

Another problem is the lack of love for the planet, and the perpetual visualization of the wipe-out of species, the destruction of the earth, and a helpless feeling that accompanies these thoughts. Use your power and see the earth as whole and beautiful. See things that don’t exist such as beauty, birds, and trees wherever they are not. (This is the use of superpower!)

We know that a challenge meets the people, who are growing—sometimes on a daily basis. But it is truly an opportunity to use inner power on all levels and at all times. Think of it as one of the last of series of tests on the subject of mastery.

We see who is aligned, making a true effort, and attempting to live in love and truth on a tumultuous planet. We also the ones who are not, and their time is limited. As the energy rises, the change will take place. The wolves send their energy to the courageous ones, who keep trying, visualizing, praying, and moving forward. The energies will soon support you. Have faith.

 

Juno

Questions:

Q: For those of who are making the effort, the energy is sometimes overwhelming. What can we do?

A: Become completely present and ask for help. Ask for a higher vibration. Think about how it feels when you are calm and happy. Then, focus on your heart. (When you are completely present in your heart, the energy cannot move you.)

Q: How can we connect to the earth more fully?

Notice the changes, the new location of the sun/moon, the change in growth patterns of trees and flowers, and imagine a beautiful, ecologically whole planet. The earth feels these slight shifts in consciousness and responds by protecting and loving you in the same way that the universe hears prayers.

Q: What is the best way of working with the waves?

A: First of all, they do not affect everyone at one time as do planetary or astrological aspects. Other people in your home may not feel or react to them. Know they are temporary. Become present, listen to your body and act accordingly, and focus your consciousness on how it feels when you are strong and happy.

Q: How can we move through karma more quickly?

A: By realizing that your understanding of karma (for many) relates to thousands of years of conditioning and various religions and much of it is based on your beliefs about yourself, your life, and what you think will happen. Your “program” pulls in people, events, and circumstances that prove it to you.

(Yes, everyone creates actions that are out of alignment, but they change by a strongly correct action and/or a huge shift in attitude. Nothing is fixed forever in place on this planet; a huge shift in consciousness can wipe the slate clean.)

Harmony with this planet is attained through the heart, right thoughts, and powerful actions. All emotions can be useful if applied correctly—and if there is work to understand where they come from.

Q: Why does it take so long for good events and happiness to manifest when it seems negative thoughts can manifest quickly?

A: People do not truly believe in miracles. You don’t see them. People tend to talk about negativity and watch shows about negative drama. With your head so filled with these things, there is not space for the magnificent.

While many incorrect beliefs were proliferated by religious organizations, there was once a very strong belief in the magic of miracles, blessings, and the appearance of good things.

When many people with light devote their consciousness to the creation of miracles, they will occur everywhere, but there many habits of limited thinking that wait for eradication. The new waves of love, the motion into new dimensions by those who awake, and deep understanding that positive manifestation comes through the inner self is part of the change.

Another part of this is the understanding of greater connection, people rarely wish good things for other people, and this delays their own manifestations. People are out of the habit of sending love as a wave, which uplifts everyone. And they have forgotten to listen to the Earth, have forgotten that nature herself makes the changes, which brings life and energy into physical form.

It is good to ask the Earth for protection, to ask her transmute emotions, and align your consciousness with your true life, the one you deserve.  Ask her to help you in hearing your inner voice.

 

 

 

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

Thoughts about the Heart

 

In the heart chakra, there are the answers that we have searched for all along. We find the answers, little by little, as we change our frequencies. Our frequencies can change very quickly or very slowly, depending on how much we are willing to change our lives. This desire for change is awakened in the heart by joy.

It is the quest of the heart to desire expansion, to desire greater fulfillment and freedom. It is this expansion that opens our hearts to enlightenment. An experience of joyful enlightenment creates a natural desire for more of this experience. Our journey continues as a reflection of our spiritual nature in physical form.

Part of the continuation of the journey is the creation of the true self. The true self lives in the human heart. It is the place of intersection or the nexus for the soul and body, the resolution of duality. As the spiritual and physical nature merge, the soul casts light on the ego. The integration of the ego, as shaped by the soul, forms a third thing, known as the True Self. This is the experience of an outer reality that is based on the experience of the inner life. It is a cognitive journey

When we begin to receive messages from our heart, we essentially cast light on the darkness of the ego. For this reason, we may experience pain on our journey. (It’s not new pain, and it comes with the understanding that our patterns, memories, and responses are part of the darkness in our lives—and finding light is the panacea. It teaches us how to change both perceptions and beliefs.)

Moments of enlightenment begin as flashes. We learn to search within the heart, for it is said to be the plumb line that measures the depth and safety of the waters in which the seeker travels. Our  conflicting experience of reality becomes evident through witnessing the profound love of our glorious connection and the darkness of the separation when disconnected.

The darkness of separation is mitigated by discipline and changing our own character. There is a point when we understand that we are the creators – at least, in part – of the difficult circumstances in our lives. This experience of duality lessens through changing ourselves.

When we change ourselves, we experience a profound shift in vibratory frequency. We understand that the difficulties were necessary for the evolution of our soul. As we learn to love our journey as well as the darkness in our lives, we begin to love ourselves. We move into the love of the heart that is conscious awakening. This love opens a profound door to expression and expansion. As we love ourselves more, we learn how to love the fabric of the Universe.

5 Reasons to Open Your Heart

The Heart lies at the center of your being. The soul speaks through the heart and gives loving guidance. In metaphysics, the first true awakening comes through the heart center. Knowing and listening to your heart is a powerful tool. Here are five good reasons for working with this powerful center.

  • Truth and love flow through the heart. It is how we feel our alignment with the universe. The head generates many thoughts and ideas, but we feel their value through the heart. We move into a space of love by listening to the heart. We can actually weigh ideas through the heart. “Listen” and “feel” through the heart. Does the idea make your chest expand or contract? (For a year, I used this practice by asking if a thought came from the heart or not-self.) The universe speaks through the heart.
  • We receive and generate love through the heart space. We can ask for love or pink light. We can imagine a ray of pink light entering our chests and healing our body, emotions, and thoughts. When we feel love, we naturally radiate it out into the world. (True abundance comes from the space of the heart and alignment with universal love.)
  • We can discern between personal truth and non-truth by listening to the heart. There is a light, warm, easy feeling when thoughts resonate with the heart. We feel other thoughts in the head or pelvis area—the ones not resonating with the heart.) The heart moves us toward our dreams. The heart also tells us when there is dissonance in our environment because there is an uneasy feeling. It’s helpful to ask what can be changed and if we can take an action. Sometimes, the action is as simple as sitting outdoors or taking a break. We discern the right answer or simply move into a still place where we wait for the arrival of the answer.
  • The heart provides balance. Positioned in the center of the chakra system, it balances the physical chakras and spiritual chakras. As human beings, we have many desires at a given time. By listening to the heart, we can create a balance between physical routine and spiritual practice.
  • Passion is one of the biggest and best reasons for opening the heart. Spiritual passion pulls us into expression, enthusiasm, and ecstasy. The heart delights in the sensations of love and life. Through the heart, we experience expansion of life. We find the words, images, or actions to reflect beauty and joy. We find the courage to inspire, go forward, and express our gifts. (It’s not enough to push through life!) Passion is magical. It’s about wanting a desire enough to take a big step!

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Opening the Heart Space

 

Opening our hearts to life is one of the most fulfilling tasks that we can undertake. When the heart chakra opens, we begin to weigh our actions from the heart. The heart is like a plumb line; it tells us when we are centered and when we are not.

Our culture is permeated with messages of “listening to your heart” and “knowing in your heart”. It is in the space of the heart that our true desires reside. The joy of the connection with the “One” or the “All” is felt in the heart. We find true compassion in the heart, not in the mind.

The Egyptians believed that the soul resided in the heart. The Goddess Ma’at weighed the human heart of the dead to discover if the soul had earned paradise in the afterlife.

Tibetan Buddhism describes the heart chakra as an 8 white-petal center that is the seat of the Very Subtle Mind and the Very Subtle Wind. These two qualities are immortal and reside in the seat of the heart from life time to life time. (For this reason, other people are recognizable in other lifetimes.) It is also described as the essence of Absolute Reality.

The heart chakra is the fourth chakra, or the Anahata. It resides in the middle of the chakra system, balancing the 3 lower chakras which rule physical life and the 3 upper chakras, which control our access to spirituality. The heart (Tiphareth) is found in the Middle Pillar of the Kaballah.

The Middle Way or Central Path is a dominant theme in philosophy. Balancing duality is an important task that is achieved by walking the Middle Path. Listening to the heart is the first step on this path. When we think with our heads and hearts in accordance, our actions begin to reflect a balance between thought and emotion. When we are one with the true or authentic self, the ego and soul are integrated. We live from the heart.

Alchemy describes the awakening of the heart chakra as the communication between the heart and the Higher Self or Holy Guardian Angel. As we receive our direction from the heart, our outer direction in life becomes dictated by our inner knowing. We access the truth of our Higher Self and the immortal wisdom of the heart space.

Experiencing Universal Love creates love for the self and others. Love becomes aligned with integrity, and our personal inner truth becomes more valuable. We gain true independence and self-reliance because we begin to relinquish our dependency on the outer world for direction.

We learn to love the light in everyone, but we also learn to value our selves. Love has many faces in the mirror-like quality of our Universe. Restriction/expansion represents an aspect of duality, which relates love. The restrictive nature teaches about boundaries, and the expansive side is about opening to larger realities and possibilities, offering a glimpse into the mystery of the All.

Speaking the truth of our hearts opens corridors of communication. When we live in the knowledge of our hearts, we give and receive equitably. When we are in balance with the One, this energy is reflected outwardly into the All. By simply reflecting on our hearts, we can affect marvelous changes in our lives that ripple outward into the world.

EXERCISES: The wisdom of the heart chakra can be accessed through practice, attention, and a true desire to experience Universal love. You may find that researching the heart chakra and drawing an image of the chakra is helpful and fun.

PINK HEART: Imagine that a beam from the Universe is pouring pink light (love) into the center of the chest. Breathe in this love and allow it flow throughout the entire body. Allow the pink light to flow into the nuclei of each cell and into the spaces between the cells. Remember: the Universe’s capacity to give is infinite. You can receive as much light as you desire. (Note: this exercise is included in last month’s voice stream on manifestation.)

SENDING LIGHT TO OTHERS: You can also radiate this love or pink light to any situation or person. Imagine that the beam of pink light is pouring into your heart chakra. When your heart chakra is full, imagine that your friends and loved ones. See if you can find a location for them or imagine that they are in the room with you. Radiate a beam of pink light to each of them. Return to the present moment and allow more light to flow into your heart chakra. When you share light with others, you increase your capacity to receive light. You should feel slightly energized after the completion of this exercise.

DAILY PRACTICE: Ask yourself several times each day when working, walking or performing daily tasks, “What does my heart think about this? How does my heart feel?” You may ask this question about people, situations, or changes in the flow of life. Eventually, you will “feel” or hear an answer from your inner self. You will know that this is your answer. (Truth is simple so your answer will probably be short.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

The Spiral of Time

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

Super Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

 

The first Full Moon of the year is known as the Wolf Moon throughout Europe, Japan, and indigenous cultures where the wolf is celebrated for giving birth to the moon. The Full Moon appears on January 21 just after midnight, and it is preceded by a powerful lunar eclipse. It’s a super moon, meaning the moon is very close to the earth, which intensifies its energy. This Full Moon brings both positive and challenging energies. All of the planets are direct, which gives power and force to both action and desire. However, several planets aspect Uranus—the planet that’s famous for causing erratic, sudden action.

Eclipses are about resetting our energy, preferably at a higher level. A lunar eclipse can involve looking at our shadow self before creating imagery of a higher life. An eclipse can help by moving our energy into form. (The eclipse begins on January 20 at 9:36 pm ET and ends at 2:48 am on Jan 21.)

Sun is in Aquarius, an air sign symbolized by the water bearer. Aquarius rules the mind, group endeavors, and awakening. It can also have strongly fixed opinions or act overly idealistic. The Sun (life) conjuncts (close to) Mercury, making the higher mind more accessible. Sun conjuncts Pluto, which represents the underworld and transmutation. It can help in discovering patterns, moving through blocks, or transmuting aspects of life into a higher form.

Moon is placed in Leo, the fiery sign of the lion. An interesting equation appears throughout the chart as the balance between the individual and society at large and the personal desires of the heart and unconditional cosmic love/mysticism. (The answer appears to lie somewhere in between as a blending of opposite qualities. This energy is found throughout the chart.)

The Moon (moods, emotions) opposes Mercury (communications), and this aspect can cause emotions to override positive and meaningful communication. (Think of the moon changing vastly over a period of a few days. Our emotions may feel the same, making clarity of thought more difficult.) The Moon also squares Uranus, causing emotions to react strongly and suddenly. It’s important to remember emotions are not always real. Sometimes, they are habitual responses to specific events in life, but they are overcome by creating a new response or thought.

Mercury (thought, communication) in Capricorn yields slow and methodical thought. Mercury squares Uranus, which yields rapid thoughts that may be erratic and/or profound. Mercury conjuncts (close) to Pluto, and the aspect deepens the mind. It’s a particularly good time for research or observing the self.

With Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Uranus, energy will be processed in an erratic or unusual way. We may feel impulsive, have brilliant thoughts, and/or feel overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions. Uncertain events or news may occur, but it’s important to stay calm and focused. (Honestly, we all mediate to work through this type of energy, and meditation is helpful with this chart.)

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Sagittarius, which encourages passion and love. It can also incite our love for life. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (male energy assertion), and this brings harmony between the sexes and the male/female aspects of the self. Venus conjuncts (close to) Jupiter, increasing good luck and expansion through love and social activities. The aspect also heightens peace and harmony. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It can bring disillusionment and idealism—or move us into the idealistic and lovely side of Neptune, which bestows beautiful dreams, artistic endeavors, and carries us into the mystic.

Mars (male energy, assertion) is wonderfully placed in Aries, and this placement aids with action, passion, and heart-felt endeavors. Mars trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune). If we act on our passion, life is likely to reward us with expansion and goodness. However, Mars squares Saturn (almost exactly), and it can incite anger or violence. Mars also squares Pluto, and this position increases our drive and desire to move forward in life. (If the desire comes from the heart – and is beneficial to “all” – go ahead. If it’s not, reexamine the desire because the aspect can cause conflict, jealousy, and arguments.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is well placed in Sagittarius where it loves to expand the good in life including travels, long journeys, and spiritual desires. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, idealism). It’s an interesting square as Jupiter represents the path of personal good and growth, and Neptune is about the astral sea of energy that can connect us to unconditional love and the divine. (Squares ask for resolution of feelings and direction in life. And this square may ask us to discern how our personal desires for goodness and happiness merge with the cosmic flow.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) remains in Capricorn, an earth sign. Uranus (sudden change, awakening) squares Pluto, bringing old issues and darkness to the surface before moving back into Taurus on March 6.

Moon (emotions) and North Node (spiritual aspiration) trine (harmonious) Chiron, the wounded healer. Sun (life) and Mercury (thought) sextile (positive but weak aspect) Chiron. By moving through the issues, brought to the surface by Uranus, we may move into deep and powerful healing.

Notes:

  • Throughout the chart, there is a push/pull of energies, particularly between individual/group energies and personal higher aspirations and the wider scope universal energies. We’re learning how our individual beliefs, desires, and feelings fit into the universal plan. (It’s probably slightly different for everyone.)
  • The chart is an expression of fire and water with a few planets in earth and one planet placed in air. It tends to amplify emotion and passion while the mind may feel cloudy or lack clarity.
  • There is a great deal of emphasis on love and the heart with Moon (emotions) in Leo and Venus (love) in Sagittarius. Mars (male, assertion) in Aries gives passion and intent. The chart seems to hint at the power of following the heart.
  • The many squares found throughout the chart cause tension between different aspects of the self and life. In particular, Uranus’ squares cause erratic feelings—and even sudden change. Remember to breathe and focus on the heart. (There’s also a higher spiritual side of Uranus that often straightens difficulties in a marvelous way.)
  • There are both positive and difficult aspects in the chart. Eclipses bring change. Focus on the heart and create desired change from this place. All of the planets are direct and can help with this endeavor.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Aquarius 1, “An Old Adobe Mission” refers to priests who settled missions in California. The idea of sharing spiritual concepts is lovely but not when it causes persecution. There’s a big difference between spiritual truth and beliefs founded on the strict guidelines of religion. Avoid didactic behavior.

Moon is placed on Leo 2, “An Epidemic of Mumps” seems to symbolize the quality of contagious diseases and/or thoughts. Illness is said to come from lower vibrations, and both higher and lower vibrations are contagious. We tap into the energies and feelings of others. (It’s important to choose what we want to feel.)

Mercury sits on Capricorn 26, “A Nature Spirit Dancing in the Mist of a Waterfall”. This symbol asks us to move more deeply into our intuition and connection with nature. It may also refer to experiencing a deeper connection with the natural world.  It may be part of the answer of navigating the eclipse energies.

Venus is on Sagittarius 15, “The Ground Hog Looking for its Shadow on Ground Hog Day” refers to the importance of looking for signs to find our path into the future. We all have a sense of the future, which can be confirmed or negated by signs. The universe sends signs when we ask for guidance.

Mars is placed on Aries 14, “A Serpent Coiling near a Man and Woman”, referring to temptation, fear, or jealousy. (This symbol seems particularly accurate with Mars’ alignment with Saturn and Pluto.) Snakes also symbolize healing, universal knowledge, and the balance between the sides of the self. It’s up to us to choose the dark or enlightened presence of the snake. (Snakes also refer to the kundalini current in the spine.)

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 16, “Sea Gulls Fly Around a Ship Looking for Food”, and it indicates dependence or co-dependence. It asks for wariness with people who want favors or gifts from us. It can also denote the importance of becoming independent and learning to care for ourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.