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Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

 

 

On Friday, November 19, the full moon appears, and it’s also the time of a lunar eclipse. Think of an eclipse like throwing a breaker box on and off. There’s an absence of light between the seconds of closing and opening the electrical channel. It’s slightly disruptive, but it’s basically a reset at a particular point in time and space. At some point during the eclipse, the moon will turn red and become a Blood Moon. (A Red Moon simply means good, dry weather to farmers.)

The lunar eclipse begins at 1 am ET and extends to 7 am ET. It’s the longest eclipse since the 15th century.  Obviously, an eclipse of this length has an effect on consciousness, and the focus is on tuning into the Moon in Taurus, which sits in an exalted position.

The exalted Moon in Taurus can bring beauty, calm, harmony, and abundance. Sun is in Scorpio, the passionate water sign, and Moon is in Taurus, an earth sign. Water and earth are fertile in this placement and tend to supplement growth. Sun in Scorpio asks us to look beneath the surface to rewrite deep patterns and evoke change.

Perhaps, it’s about altering our limiting beliefs into more centered New Age concepts that focus on the abundance and beauty of life. Both Sun and Moon are in fixed signs, which help with alignment with a positive belief or staying in a limited patterns and not perceiving a larger truth.

With every chart, there’s a difficulty or challenge, particularly in the current cosmic shift.  In the full moon chart, there is a T-square, which exerts pressure on life, emotions, and the exaggeration that can be caused by Jupiter. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (communications) are square (tension, pressure) Jupiter (good fortune).

When planets are in tense aspects with Jupiter, we tend to move into overconfidence, optimism, and overspending. In alchemy, we balance planetary aspects with the opposite type of energy such as moderation and discipline—or by moving into our lower energy and by finding and healing its source.

Sun, Mercury (mind), and Mars (action) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism), allowing insights into the universe while opening our hearts to higher emotion. Venus (love) trines Uranus, which may help with visualization and positive overall energy.

Mercury (mind, communications) in Scorpio asks for discovery of emotional reactions and habits that lead to limiting patterns of thought. When we uncover old beliefs, we find freedom and new methods of communication.

Venus (love, beauty, material wealth) in Capricorn, the sign representing climbing the mountain of success—whether the climb to success or spiritual elation. In this rocky scenario, love can feel cooler than usual. Venus will stay in Capricorn for four months, illuminating the importance of visualizing the reception of love, speaking empathetically, and knowing the power of the universe to overcome limited perception.

Mars (action, physical energy) in Scorpio is deep, powerful., and emotional. It squares Saturn (limitation, karma), which can cause frustration with desires and passions. (Visualize overcoming limitations!) Mars opposite Uranus can amplify anger and frustration, particularly about past events or repetitive patterns. Mars trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can help tremendously in applying intuition to overcome frustrations and limitations.

Mercury (communications) and Mars (action) oppose Uranus (change, quantum field). With the opposition, we’re likely to see upset or chaos in the inner and/or outer world—or we may identify sources of the upset, which leads to insight and new visions for the future.

Moon trines Pluto (transformation, underworld), and Sun (life), Mercury (mind), and Neptune (mysticism) sextile Pluto. Pluto tends to act as destroyer before acting as the phoenix, but it’s actually positive in this chart. The aspects may indicate heightened ability to transcend difficulties in life through meditation and surrender to the universe’s version of destiny.

Insights

  • The long lunar eclipse indicates the need for examination of emotions as well as inviting in positive emotions with a focus on harmony, abundance, and positive feelings.
  • Aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) invite listening to our hearts and following our intuition to find solutions and new perceptions.
  • Aspects with Mars (action), Mercury (thought), and Uranus (sudden, impulsive change or higher spiritual change) can bring upset and frustration.
  • Positive aspects with Pluto encourage transition into higher versions of the self.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

July New Moon

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July’s New Moon comes on July 9 at 9:16 pm, and it brings fruitfulness with the motion of flowing trees, blue lakes, and bright, green mountains. With Sun and Moon in Cancer, a fertile water sign, it is the time to dream of harvests—the fruit of the soul and reward of personal effort. The New Moon is the time for planning for the ensuing 28-day moon cycle, releasing what is not needed, and briefly connecting with the unseen world to find direction. Sun and Moon sit in Cancer, the feminine water sign ruling the home, emotions, and the sea.

While summer lingers, there is a sensation of returning to the old life, but the planets denote a change. Amidst the summer retrograde of outer planets, five planets–Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter–and two asteroids (Vesta and Ceres) will soon move into different signs. According to astrologer Mark Borax, it “is about twice as many as normally switch signs in a month, and is heaven’s way of shaking things up.” Additionally, there will be a “yod” or finger of God as Mars forms a quincunx with Neptune and Pluto. The yod activates the mystic, sensitive vibrations of Neptune and the hidden resources and gifts, which are discovered through positive alignment with Plutonian energies. The changing of planets into different signs and the finger of God  occur from the middle to the latter part of July.

As we delve into personal issues for another week or so, the universe is preparing larger changes–and perhaps an acceleration. At the moment, Sun (life) and Moon (moods) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism) offers harmonious, dreamy energy that heightens intuition and emotions in a pleasant way.  Sun/Moon trine Neptune evokes the spiritual nature, bringing answers through meditation, prayer, and faith. It can open the door to the mysterious, unseen world, and it brings optimism and hope. Sun/Moon sextile Uranus (unexpected change, quantum field) encourages new approaches to life, a sense of excitement, and a desire for change. It’s a good time to create new routines or to see life from a new perspective. (It widens the lens of perception.)

It’s a particularly fertile New Moon that can bring life to creative ideas and dreams. (In pagan times, marriage often took place in the latter part of June because of the fertility conferred by the sign of Cancer.) It’s a mixed chart with emphasis on home life, relationships, and emotions. With Venus and Mars in Leo, it can enhance ideas, playfulness, and the desires of heart. Various aspects in the chart incite conflicting feelings, which can offer a push forward in life or misunderstanding. The key lies in awareness of feelings and their fleeting nature.

Sun/Moon are in opposition to Pluto (underworld, transformation), which is definitely a test or a trial, depending on the placement of consciousness. Sun opposes Pluto, which tends to increase stubbornness, obsession, and desire to succeed at all costs—or egoic patterns, which are found beneath the surface and subconscious. When we discover the limiting nature of old patterns it’s wise to change our reactions and find flexibility to create a new flow of life. (These aspects intensify emotions and mood swings. Focus on the heart.)

Mercury in Gemini heightens the intellect, evoking curiosity, and desire for expression. Mercury trines (harmonious) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), bringing good news, optimism, and favoring short journeys. It increases good luck and happiness. Mercury squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism/idealism). The square tends to cloud our vision and cause confusion with thoughts.

Venus (beauty, art, feminine) and Mars (male, overall energy, drive) are placed in Leo, a passionate fire sign that rules the heart. Venus in Leo shines, aiding with opening the heart, enhancing beauty and appearance. Mars in Leo increases the desire to take action and steps to success. Venus and Mars are conjunct (close), heightening the Leo energy and overall level of passion. There’s a beautiful connection, which can unite the feminine/masculine and yin/yang sides of the self.

Venus and Mars are in opposition to Saturn (limitation, karma). When Venus opposes Saturn, it may elicit self-doubt, fluctuating emotions, and sensitivity to criticism (and negative thoughts) from other people.  Venus and Mars square Uranus (quantum field/sudden change). These aspects affect personal relationships, causing fluctuation and desire for change. Mars’ aspects with Saturn and Uranus can feel upsetting, but the energy of the square can also aid in accomplishing long term goals and moving forward on the path. (The Venus/Mars aspects cause rapidly changing emotions and may create drama.)

Jupiter is moving retrograde into the first degrees of Pisces. It offers benevolence, optimism, and good fortune for the moment. Saturn is placed in Aquarius, and it continues to square Uranus in Taurus. The square causes instability between the structures of the “old” world and the appearance of the new world. It may affect recent weather and earth changes.

Tips

  1. With Sun (life) and Moon (moods) trine Neptune (mysticism, idealism), it’s a wonderful time to contemplate the Divine. We particularly benefit from meditation, higher guidance, and following intuition.
  2. Sun/Moon oppose Pluto, revealing old patterns and repetition in life. Become flexible and willing to move into a new way of life. (Visualize the new way of life when patterns reveal themselves.)
  3. Mercury is well placed in Gemini, which stimulates thought and communication. Mercury trines Jupiter, which favors positive communication. In a contradictory fashion, Mercury squares Neptune, which clouds and slows thought. (Clear thought can be achieved with effort.)
  4. Venus and Mars are warm and fiery in their placement in Leo, but they form limiting aspects with Saturn and Uranus. Aspects with Saturn draw awareness to negativity from other people in our lives, and aspects with Uranus can cause pressure or erratic behavior. There can be drama or swings in emotion.
  5. The planetary patterns give strength, optimism, and spiritual insight. They also give erratic energy, reveal patterns, and cause sensitivity. Perhaps, we’re asked to take a strong look at our personal life before moving into another phase, which will bring development in our spiritual and physical 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.

 

Full Strawberry Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Solar Eclipse and Powerful New Moon

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The New Moon appears on Thursday, June 10 at 6:52 am ET.  The New Moon is preceded by an Annular Solar Eclipse at 5:24 a.m. — an eclipse that partially obscures the sun and appears as a ring of fire. All eclipses act as a reset, altering consciousness through an on/off motion, but Solar Eclipses alter our perception of self. They often reveal our habits and karma while indicating the best path for development of the inner self. (We can create positive change by meditating and/or moving into a state of stillness and openness.)

The planets are heavily placed in air (mind) and water (emotion). Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn are in air; Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune are placed in water signs.  The challenge lies in aligning thoughts and emotions to create clarity in recreating our lives as we recover from 2020. The spiritual path opens when our thoughts and emotions harmonize with the inner self, and the light appears so that we can follow the best path for inner development.

Sun (life, light), Moon (emotions, feelings) and Mercury (thought, communications) are conjunct (close) in Gemini, an air sign which rules the mind. Three planets in Gemini tend to increase our ability to communicate, heighten mental processes, and bring versatility. They also allow flexibility in life opening our consciousness to various, new ways of operating through life. (The energy is a bit indirect as Mercury is retrograde through June 22. When Mercury is retrograde, it’s easy to become confused and distracted.)

Before moving into aspects with Sun, Moon, and Mercury, it’s important to know aspects in a specific chart can sound contradictory, but they actually imply the power of choice and free will. We can apply the excellent focus of Sun/Moon/Mercury with Saturn, which brings success through perseverance and disciple or flow into the vivid dream life, created with Neptunian aspects. It’s also possible to combine the two by using an artistic endeavor to express unusual hopes and dreams.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) square Neptune (illusion, mysticism). Sun square Neptune can exacerbate worries and anxiety, but creative pursuits channel the energy. (Turn to art, gardening, or a form of artistic expression to channel the energy.) It can bring a dreamy state that makes it difficult to focus.  Moon square Neptune alters perception, heightening the tendency to confuse dreams and reality. Mercury square Neptune confuses the mind and can make it difficult to follow our chosen path.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Mercury (mind) trine Saturn (limitation, structure, karma.) Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn, bringing recognition and success for past efforts. It adds energy and focus with career and achievement of long-term goals. Moon trine Saturn stabilizes emotion, bestows patience, and openness to opportunity. Mercury (mind) trine Saturn promotes persistence and logic; it can also bring success to any endeavor.

Three squares with Neptune can bring lack of clarity, poor communication, and the tendency to confuse thoughts and emotions with dreams and/or inclinations as opposed to the clear light of reality. However, there is a part of the self that always knows the way out of the trees and onto the path that leads home. By utilizing our inner awareness and the forces of nature – such as grounding through earth energy – we can find our way back to the true path.

Venus (love, relationships) is placed in Cancer, a feminine water sign that is represented by the “Mother”. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune, expansion). It’s a wonderful aspect that brings beauty, optimism and expansion of abundance. It increases beauty and aids with finding love in life as well as seeking love with the right person. (Jupiter is in Pisces where is exalted, heightening positive aspects such as this.)

Mars (male, overall energy) is placed in Cancer, but it moves into Leo on Friday, which will bring additional energy to our physicality and passion for life. Mars trine Neptune (illusion, mysticism) heightens creativity, drive, and passion. Mars opposition (challenging) Pluto (underworld, transformation) intensifies our energy dramatically, and it can bring up old patterns of victimhood. The best course of action is transforming beliefs and acting with courage to alter our experience of “reality”.

Saturn (karma, limitation) in Aquarius squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign. Earth and air can bring thoughts into form, and Saturn rules structure including the skeletal system, the form of our lives, and laws and rules. Astrologer Elizabeth Jones said, “The key is to allow Saturn to build a life that resonates with the cosmic agenda of Uranus rather than those of the past age, which is waning.”

Uranus asks for awakening, expansion beyond established rules, and attunement with universal laws along with new methods of thinking and living. In short, old structures are falling apart, and Uranus asks what do we want in their place?

The answer to the question is up to us. We’re on a path of ascension to a higher level, and everyone is different. We have different thoughts and gifts, but our commonality on issues determines physical outcomes. (Our thoughts, preferences, emotions, and spiritual attunement are very important at this time.)

 

Summary and Tips

  • A focus on versatility, thought, and communication comes with the placement of Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) in Gemini. It’s a wonderful time for self-expression.
  • Mercury (thought) retrograde and Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Neptune can cloud our thoughts. This can lead to dreaminess—or a desire to rest and do nothing at all. However, Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine Saturn, giving powers of concentration and the ability to succeed with long term goals. It’s wise to take a few hours each day to focus on the tasks, which are associated with success and positive outcome.
  • A wonderful, optimistic, and loving energy comes from Venus (love) trine Jupiter (expansion, good luck). Jupiter is placed in Pisces, and it brings harmony and happiness into our lives.
  • Mars in Leo will bring high energy and passion into our lives.
  • Overall, it’s wise to make a plan to rest and dream—and take guided action.

 

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

 

Full Pink Flower Moon

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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

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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.

 

Full Snow Moon, A Soft Change

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Nothing is better than moving into spiritual energy, discarding patterns, and mitigating karma. It makes it possible to ascend into the qualities of our higher self-and leave the past behind. The planets offer this opportunity—along with sequences of change–throughout the late winter and early spring.

With planets placed in interesting designs, we can contemplate beauty, the dreams of the higher self, and take action to create a better life. With three planets in Pisces, much of the emphasis is on emotion because Pisces is a water sign, symbolized by two fishes (emotions) swimming in opposite direction. If we can reconcile the opposites within the self (the light and darkness), it’s possible to move into a higher dimension or representation of life.

The Full Snow Moon appears on February 27 at 3:19 am. It adds the element of water, bringing a softer, feminine forecast with the heightened energies of the full moon. The Sun/Moon position brings fertility with combined energies of water and earth. (It’s a wonderful time to manifest!) All of the planets are direct, which aids with achieving desires and forward motion. With fewer planets in Aquarius, which rules the mind, this forecast creates a gentle flow of emotion and opens the heart to love.

Sun, Venus, and Neptune are placed in the sign of Pisces, which is represented by fishes swimming in opposite directions. It can symbolize the dance between love and hidden problems (or resentments) on an emotional level. Pisces is the sign of the past age, carrying old emotion and karma; it is also dreamy and creative.

Sun conjunct Venus elicits lovely feelings like diplomacy, optimism, desire for peace and beauty, and self-love. Moon is in Virgo, an earth sign, which prefers practicality and order although it also represents the High Priestess. The Moon opposes (opposite) Venus (love, relationships), meaning our emotions may propel us into—and away from love. (Oppositions are somewhat like polar opposites– moving between two strong feelings or thoughts.) Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) translates change and makes it desirable. It opens the psyche to new ideas and unusual ways of living. It heightens self-esteem, creativity, and awareness of the inner self.

Mercury (thought, communication) is direct in Aquarius, and it continues to influence the mind in odd and unusual ways. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune). The aspect expands the ability to perceive and create big dreams. It increases optimism, confidence, and perseverance. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation, karma), and it can give patience and concentration, which aid with long term work. Conversely, it can make the mind dwell on negative issues. (Awareness of thought is needed to overcome the conflict between Jupiter and Saturn.) Mercury squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) creates agitation of thought—a plethora of intelligent thoughts that travel in many directions at once. It’s best to wait before expressing these thoughts as discernment is needed.

Venus (love, beauty, material pleasures) in Pisces is exalted, meaning it enhances the feeling of esoteric love in relationships and life, including healthy boundaries. Venus and Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces can feel make life feel (briefly) exquisite before returning to the impact of dualistic energies.

Mars (assertion, male) in Taurus is strong and stable; it moves at a slow pace. In this sign, Mars (action) tends to focus on long term goals. It’s a fixed sign, which means difficulty with changing directions or a point of view. Mars trines Pluto (underworld, transformation), which is a powerful placement. The aspect increases courage, boldness, and physical energy. It helps with finding new direction in life, challenging situations, and healing the physical body.

Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius are conjunct—and square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). It’s a major contributor to the push me/pull me sensation of 2021. Jupiter (expansion) is warm, and it enlarges energy, pushes us into our dreams, and brings good fortune. Saturn (limitation) is cold, and it contracts and limits energy. It also pushes karma to the surface and teaches about structure and discipline. Both planets are in Aquarius, propelling us into the New Age. Jupiter asks that we pursue an enlightened future, and Saturn demonstrates the limitations of the subconscious, which are enacted through thought, emotion, and action. It’s necessary to clear karma to achieve dreams. (It’s obvious enough on the spiritual path, but the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn emphasizes the necessity of creating change in this way.)

Jupiter square Uranus can cause anxiety and a strong desire to break away from routine. It also gives new, original ideas, and it heightens the intellect. The trick lies in choosing ideas that align with the inner self and promote long term growth. Saturn square Uranus creates inner tension and restlessness. It can create indecision and dislike of routine. It can also nurture original ways of approaching life. With Uranus in Taurus, it may involve how we align technology with a balanced earth in the future.

Notes

  1. It’s a more gentle forecast with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo. Pisces rules the seas, the flow of waves in different directions. The chart is similar as it moves in two directions. It urges love and attention to beauty; it also focuses on Aquarius, the sign of the mind and outer space. With these positions, we crave the flow of love, but the mind wants to ponder the secrets of the universe. Likely, we will move between the two extremes.
  2. Venus creates a feeling of soft love, peacefulness, and optimism. Placed in Pisces, Venus asks for contemplation of the higher forms of love.
  3. Mercury is direct in Aquarius, which is wonderful, but it continues to square Uranus, which can cause agitation and nervousness. It can also align us with unusual, beneficial thoughts.
  4. All of the planets are direct, making it easier to act on plans and achieve results. Now is the time to act!
  5. Mars (male, action) trines Pluto (underworld, subconscious), increasing courage, boldness, and the ability to move forward. The aspect also heightens our ability to transform and recreate our lives.
  6. Jupiter (expansion, growth) and Saturn (limitation) in Aquarius are involved in a contradictory dance. Jupiter (expansion) asks for the growth of dreams and progress on the path of life. With few steps, Saturn (limitation, karma) comes in and asks for rewriting old patterns that are in the way. It’s not an easy dance, but it moves us forward on the mystical journey of the soul’s path.

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

Full Moon Forecast: Intensity and Change

 

 

The Full Moon appears on Thursday, January 28 with erratic, intense energy. An emphasis on Uranian (and Aquarian) energy indicates “certain” change, which could include awakening, difficulties, or a change in the direction of life. On a personal level, it can reflect the placement of higher consciousness and/or subconscious desires and thoughts. (The energies remain throughout February, but they are at their height during the full moon.)

The full moon chart tends to exacerbate tension, anger, stubbornness, and a fixed mind. Conversely, there are beautiful qualities that can open consciousness to the soul and reveal the power of love in creating personal/global transformation. It’s important to comprehend both sides of the equation.

There are many aspects in the chart with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus, an earth sign, which symbolizes the beauty of the spring and a time of growth—as well as conflicting energies from planets in Aquarius throughout February.  What does it mean?

Aquarius is symbolized as a star man or woman pouring water from a pitcher on the earth. In metaphysics, water is love, the stars represent the universe, and it’s partially about how an individual’s state of universal affects and helps the planet. Love rules the element of fire; it elevates passion and connects with the heart. The element of earth is missing from the glyph. (Alchemy teaches us to pay attention to missing elements in a symbolic message.)

When many planets in Aquarius square Uranus, which is placed in earth, they contact the element and deliver a message. Humanitarian ideals and higher thoughts are fabulous, but they must have a connection with the earth. After expressing an idea, it needs to take form in matter (earth) in a harmonious way. (The earth is our mother, who nourishes us, transmutes negative energy, and creates beauty in physical form.) It may also act as indication of the need to reconnect with earth on a collective level.

Sun (life), Mercury (communication), Jupiter (expansion), and Saturn (karma, limitation) are placed in Aquarius. The sign of Aquarius is associated with the group mind and understanding how an individual’s energy and thoughts relate to the whole of humanity. It’s associated with spontaneity, unpredictability, and visionary qualities. Ruled by air, it encompasses higher thought and action.

Sun (life) square Uranus (sudden change) often feels like a period of uncertainty It can heighten the ego. It tends to bring period of unpredictable changes. It can also open the consciousness to the richness of the inner self and present opportunities for growth. There may be an urge to do things differently or find one’s own way of moving through life.

Sun (life) conjunct Jupiter (expansion) is a very lovely aspect. It brings optimism, energy, and positive energy into our lives. It’s often a time of receiving approval from others in our lives—and the universe. It expands Self-confidence, assertion, good luck, and heightens aspirations. The aspect also opens our mind to humanitarian issues and growth. However, it’s important to remember that expansion and optimism can also lead to indulgence in spending, eating, and pushing too hard/too fast with decision making and goals. Sun (life) conjunct Saturn (limitation) is somewhat the opposite. It is limiting and can inhibit positive emotion and self-esteem. It can also increase introversion

Moon (emotions) square Mars (assertion, male) heightens emotions and passion as well as stubbornness and the need to compete. It’s a good aspect—if we remember to use good judgement and think about other people and/or outcomes. (Feeling stubborn is not all bad. Sometimes, it’s needed to stay on the spiritual path.) Moon (emotion) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) brings increased, erratic emotion along with a desire for new experiences. Heightened and unstable emotion can obviously lead to conflict. It’s important to remember new experiences can be simple ones in the time of COVID—a drive to a new park, a long drive to a beautiful place, or a wonderful take-out meal.

Moon (emotion) opposes Jupiter (expansion). Jupiter can expand emotional connections and help with expression. The aspect can also cause extravagance. Moon in opposition to Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause inhibition and the desire to withdraw from life.

Mercury (communications, mind) will move into retrograde on January 30. It will likely feel intense because of its placement in an air sign. Mercury rules air, many planets are in an air sign, and Mercury will move in the opposite direction of those planets. It is a time to refrain from action, and it may give time for rest and review.

Venus (love, partnerships) is placed in Capricorn, an earth sign. Venus conjuncts (close to) Saturn inhibits expression of love and can give the need to withdraw from friends and family. Venus conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) can expand obsessive or jealous feelings.  However, it can teach about the potential of moving so deeply into love (and universal love) that we find a pathway for transformation on a personal and soul level.

Mars (action, male) in Aquarius continues with its wild ways.  It stirs up anger, tension, and frustration. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), brings increased energy and the desire to succeed. It can also cause impulsiveness, which causes incorrect action. Mars square Saturn (limitation, karma) can cause frustration and anger. (It’s helpful to focus on the inner self, discipline, and patience.) Mars conjunct (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) often brings sudden, unexpected change; it can also ignite anger and frustration into negative action.

Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (limitation) conjunct (close to) Uranus, which can create additional change, particularly when many other planets are in aspect with it. Expect the unexpected and stay centered and aligned is the best advice for this moment in time.

Saturn (limitation, karma) is moving away from its conjunction with Pluto (underworld, transformation), which should help in decreasing the cases of the world pandemic—or allow solutions to become more available as time passes.

Here are a few tips.

  • Many aspects in the chart are contradictory such as Sun conjunct Jupiter, which creates expansion and optimism, and Sun conjunct Saturn, which expands a need to withdraw and amplifies inhibited feelings. On the path of the soul, we travel through many similar contradictions in our personal nature. It’s simply another way of learning to address two opposites at various times.
  • Many aspects with Uranus can lead to greater consciousness or the confusion of change, based on fixed ideas and insistence on being “right”. It’s important to stay flexible and use the aspects as an opportunity to explore close mindedness. There’s also a wonderful opportunity to move into greater discovery of the universe and its principles.
  • Venus (love) conjunct Pluto (underworld, transformation) offers an opportunity to move into cosmic love on a deeper level.
  • Mercury (thought, mind) moves into retrograde on January 30, and it will likely affect electronic devices—and add to the current sense of chaos.
  • Uranus in Taurus indicate a need to focus on the earth and find a greater connection with her energy. Also, the earth provides stability and grounding for the body when we cannot find it in the collective energies. Stay calm and centered.
  • Mars (action, male) is somewhat like a crazy warrior without a cause. It’s angry, frustrated, and wants to strike out. However, we’ve evolving—and (maybe) we know better.
  • With many planets in Aquarius, it’s a good time to open the mind to humanitarian values and ponder a better future. Aquarius provides new, innovative ideas with a touch of genius.

 

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.