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Full Pink Moon Forecast


The Pink Full Moon appears on April 29. The moon is called “pink” as a reference to flowers and spring. Fortunately, it also brings the best forecast in several weeks. The Moon (inner self, emotions) is placed in Scorpio, a water sign, which benefits growth and fruition in the garden of life. With Sun (outer life) in Taurus, it’s a very fertile time.  (It’s literally one of the best moons for transplanting and germinating seeds as well as expanding dreams into physical form.)

Sun trines Saturn (karma, limitation), and this aspect increase enthusiasm and confidence with worldly and inner pursuits. It’s always a boon to feel pleased about overcoming personal limitations! Sun opposes Jupiter (expansion) in Scorpio. Our desire to enjoy nature and build outwardly in the physical world can conflict with Moon and Jupiter’s message to dig deeper and see beneath the surface.

The Moon is lovely, forming a sextile with Saturn (karma, limitation), which boosts our emotional state when overcoming patterns and emotions. It conjuncts (close) Jupiter, expanding our ability to see through illusion and find truth. Moon trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which connects us with the unseen world, increases intuition, and our perception of beauty. (This is a powerful moon with many aspects to lift our emotions and help us to see the beauty and possibility in life.)

Mercury (thought, communication) in Aries squares (tension) Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (power, subconscious). The focus on learning the best way of communicating continues. It’s helpful to observe reactions relating to patterns, tiredness, and lack of connection with the self. (Much time and work is needed to learn to speak and act from the heart; it’s a soul lesson.)

Venus (love, feminine) squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can accentuate and make the beauty of life more intense. (It can help with poetry, writing, and art.) It can also cause confusion with discerning between reality and truth, particularly with relationships.

Mars (male, action) is retrograde, which can bring feelings of tiredness, making it more important to develop or stay with positive, physical regimens. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, and this aspect can create impulsive action. Mars conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which gives a strong desire for action. (Think twice before acting whenever possible.)

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Neptune, which lifts our spirits with a feeling of optimism and hope.  Jupiter sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transformation), and this can bring positive events associated with changes in life.

Uranus remains square Pluto, but the aspect is weakening. Uranus will move into Taurus on May 15, and we’ll enter a new cycle of awakening.


  • Overall, it’s a positive chart, encouraging change and growth. Two types of change are accentuated. One is through transformation, the creation of new life. The second concerns the enjoyment of nature and putting thoughts into physical form. (Think about a garden and the process of adding, trimming, and moving plants. It’s part intuition, planning, and physical work.)
  • Moon and Jupiter in Scorpio touch on the value of introspection, states of transition such as birth and death, and the inherent mysteries of the unseen world. They can aid in understanding the relationship between energy, events, and outcomes.
  • The energy is intense, positive, and uplifting. It’s an excellent time for focus on manifestation. Plan to make extra time for meditation and visualize your desires. Take a small action if possible.
  • Some of the squares with Mercury (communication), Mars (action), and Pluto (transformation, subconscious) remain, but they are separating. In other words, they are becoming weaker and exerting less influence–or stress.
  • With Mars in retrograde – a two month cycle – it’s particularly important to maintain a good diet and exercise routine. Mars retrograde decreases physical energy.
  • Sun and Moon make positive aspects with Saturn (karma, limitation), which can create breakthroughs with patterns and limitations in life.
  • Aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can help in seeing the beauty and hope in life. Dreams may become more vivid, and intuition may increase.
  • Chiron (wounded healer) is in Aries, asking for awareness about patterns that may contribute to wrong action–or actions not in the alignment with the inner self.







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.

Planetary Change: Chiron in Aries & Other Changes


Let’s look at the biggest changes before glancing at the current forecast. Uranus (May 15) and Chiron (currently) are changing signs, which brings a significant shift in the feeling and tone of the overall energies.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is on the 1st degree of Aries, marking the beginning of a new cycle. When placed in Aries, Chiron asks for change relating to action, which is often the result of thought, emotion, or reaction. (Healing wrong action can involve identifying subconscious patterns, learning to observe the self, and discerning the right action at the appropriate time. It also involves healing wounds from the past that may block perception of the truth.
In Aries, we can assume the focus is learning about right action, which comes from the heart as opposed to reaction and aggression. Wrong action can refer to inner programs based on fear, beliefs, and misunderstanding; right action can vary between gentle compassion and a sharp edged sword.
Chiron’s last stay in Aries extended from 1968-1976. Obviously, it pushes for action based on beliefs and feelings. On a personal and spiritual level, the challenge lies in learning how to observe our emotions and beliefs to create positive motion/action in our inner and outer world.

The faraway planet was named after a centaur with a wound that never healed. But Chiron was also a healer and teacher. On his quest for self-healing, he learned how to help others. Often, we take on the same role by sharing processes learned while healing our deepest wounds.


Sun moves into Taurus, an earth sign, on April 20, slowing the motion of life and reconnecting us to the earth and nature. (April moved quickly with many planets in the fire sign of Aries). Venus (love, feminine) remains in Taurus, which heightens our ability to perceive beauty and experience physical love of life.

Mercury (thought, communication) sits in Aries. It’s direct, meaning that it’s easier to think clearly, put thoughts into form and navigate through life. Mercury in Aries gives inspiration and enthusiasm with all aspects of life associated with communication. In a few days, life will run more smoothly and feel less confusing. (Mercury squares Saturn in Scorpio, asking to look more deeply before taking actions that will create big changes in life.)

Venus in Taurus trines (harmonious) Mars in Capricorn. It’s a beautiful combination of earth energy as Venus adds harmonious vibes to the Mars’ (male, action) desire to take act and create change in the physical world. It can also invoke harmony between the sexes and the two sides of the self.

Mars (action, male) and Saturn (limitation) are conjunct (close), and they are both in retrograde position. This somewhat confusing conjunction goes on for some time, and the retrograde position of the planets can actually lessen the effect of the influence of two different planets.

Uranus will move into Taurus on May 15. When a large planet moves from fire to earth, it exerts a big influence on the earth. It may affect weather, emotions/thoughts, and the overall sensation of energy in general. (Expect erratic, sometimes upsetting behavior on the parts of others. It’s also easy to overreact to others with this swing in the energy.)


  1. Sun is conjunct Uranus, which can heighten awakening and/or bring sudden erratic change. (Focus on stability with good aspects of life.) Sun trines (harmonious) Saturn (form, karma, limitation), and this positive aspect can aid with creating positive, new structures for our life. Sun square (tension) Pluto (transformation, underworld) can bring old patterns to the surface for transmuting into new outlooks and beliefs.
  2. Sun and Venus in Taurus give grounding and connection with the earth. Their influence tends to slow time and making lovely to sit outdoors and dream—or build new forms.
  3. Mercury direct in Aries heightens our ability to communicate and take action.
  4. Aspects with Mars can make situations seem volatile and increase our tendency to act in a reactive way. Breathe, observe, and wait to respond.
  5. Big changes will appear with Chiron in Aries and Uranus’ move into Taurus on May 15. Sensitive individuals are already feeling the shift.



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.

New Moon Forecast


The New Moon falls on Sunday, April 15.  It’s the beginning point of a new cycle as light returns to life through the waxing of the moon, and it’s also when Mercury moves direct. Every chart has a specific focus on elements (fire, air, water, or earth) as well as specific planets. This chart brings some lovely elements. Of course, it also contains challenges. (All charts do.)

The New Moon chart places our attention on the elements of fire, water, and earth. There are no planets in air, which is needed for clarity of thought. Fire ignites passion, and it stirs dreams. Sun (outer self), Moon (inner self), Mercury (communication), and Uranus (awakening) are placed in Aries, urging action based on desires and dreams.

Earth is the substance for cultivating the seeds of our desire and makes them take shape in material form. Its speed is slower than fire; it likes patience, diligence, and sensuality. Venus rules Taurus—earthly beauty—urging us to put our dreams into form. Mars (action, male), Saturn (karma, structure), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) are placed in Capricorn, ruling status, structure, and foundation in the material world.

Water is emotion, and spiritual mastery relates to emotion. By clearing emotional patterns, we find space for connection and insight. Jupiter (growth, expansion) in Scorpio insists on clearing emotions and seeing beyond the surface before moving forward into greater awakening. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces continue to emphasize the need to release emotional patterns based on our past experiences and beliefs.  (Emotional clearing takes work, but it clears the heart space—and brings freedom from limitation.)

There is a strong focus on identifying dreams and inner passion from Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus, which are placed in Aries. Fire can also ignite our spiritual nature and align us with the inner quest. In this chart, fire is partially blocked by squares with Pluto, which indicates the need to identify elements in the subconscious that keep us from embracing the next sphere of higher consciousness.

Sun and Moon square Mars in Capricorn, creating tension between the desire for action and the actual physical experience in the material world. Sun, Moon, and Uranus are conjunct in Aries, increasing the desire to take strong, immediate action. In other words, we will want to act and change our reality, but grounding and practicality are desirable, too. (It’s important to have a practical plan, which can expand in the future—not in the moment.)

Venus (feminine, love) in Taurus trines Mars (male, assertion), making harmony between the 2 sides of the self—and the sexes. Venus also trines Pluto, aiding in the quest to understand the self and make harmony between the planets. Venus opposes Jupiter, indicating soul searching is necessary before moving into physical harmony and beauty.

Mars conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can elicit negative emotion or right action, depending on personal choice and inner alignment. These aspects can cause the desire to act on old wounds and emotions—or ignite the ability to move to higher point of consciousness. (If the world feels heavy or difficult at the moment, this is part of the reason. But it will pass.)

Beliefs, placement of consciousness, and memories can often block the desired objective or dream, and Pluto asks us to flow down the dark river of time and discover the truth. (If we believe a particular event occurs when reaching for an accomplishment, it will repeat until we alter our inner landscape—which only occurs through deep soul work.)

Jupiter trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism) and sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). Jupiter is the planet of expansion and good fortune; it knows how to align us with our inner dreams and goals. In its trine with Neptune, Jupiter lends optimism, a connection with the good in the world. With the sextile, it softens the heaviness of many planets that pull in energies from the depths of the underworld.

The New Moon offers the choice of continuing old cycles through emphasis of the pain of the past—or recognizing it as a possible source of soul growth. (Treasure is always hidden in the darkness in soul work.) If we transmute old patterns of self into a higher form, we’ll choose the right actions and find a lighter, more beautiful path.



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.

Blue Moon: Love and Karma


In folklore, Blue Moons confer abundance, fertility, and good luck. (Hold a coin or flower in your hand, look at the moon, and make a wish to experience more of these three, happy states.) Blue moons actually occur when there are two moons in one month, and the Full Moon appears just before Easter on Saturday, March 31 at 8:36 am. (It is also the sap moon, referring to the time when trees awaken.)

Typically, the Full Moon before Easter is a time of rebirth, which includes resurrection of the “true” parts of self and life, but this moon presents challenges. It presents difficulty and karma with a T-square, which can cause feelings of heaviness, but the chart also offers answers through the auspices of unconditional love. Of course, we are the only people who can make the choice in the moment. (The higher forms of love transmute a great deal.)

Sun (outer life) and Mercury (communications) are conjunct in Aries, conferring the fiery qualities of passion and action. Moon in Libra indicates the right direction for emotions—and the importance of keeping them focused on good, balanced, and beautiful feelings.

The T-square is a bit like two geological plates bumping into one another with an additional plate on top applying pressure. It consists of squares and oppositions, and none of these are easy. But every T-square offers an escape valve. In this case, Venus (love, beauty, material goods) offers the answer.

Venus is love, and its placement in Taurus points to the way. Venus in Taurus is about the beauty of form in life. It’s about loving nature, the physical format of life, and the presence of everything beautiful in the world. We can love people for who they are. (Underneath the structure of personality and ego, there is an indistinguishable light in everyone.) We can love life for the opportunity of expansion, growth, and learning—and we can love our difficulties for the growth they offer. (If we keep the mind and heart on love, life should change positively with emphasis on creating love and beauty in the material world.)

Venus forms a beneficial trine with Mars (male, action), softening the effect of both Mars/Pluto, the warrior aspect of the world. Venus also harmonizes with Saturn (limitation, karma) through a lovely trine, expanding our ability to express beauty, art, and material goods in a beneficial form.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which creates optimism and hope. It expands our ability to sense answers intuitively and to reach out for good fortune.

T-Square: squares and opposition

The conflict in this chart comes through cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, and Capricorn) and Sun, Moon, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. Cardinal signs love initiating action, designing new ideas, and making life move. But the squares and oppositions stir up emotion, passion, thought, and action. For the next week or so, it’s probably best to focus on love – and let the rest go.

Moon in Libra opposes Mercury in Aries, putting emotions and thoughts into conflict; it also amplifies the sensation of Mercury retrograde. Mars in Aries likes forward motion, and Moon in Libra wants to contemplate the beauty and balance of life. The two motions are in conflict, and they temporarily exacerbate Mercury retrograde.

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications) square Mars in Capricorn. Squares with Mars can incite action, reaction, and passion. Often, there is a strong sense of frustration—or of feeling trapped in a situation. It’s also possible to misread energy by translating incorrectly. Again, emotions and actions can feel scrambled. (Go and meditate. Come back to the dilemma in a day or two.)

Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications) square Saturn (karma, limitation), creating tension in the areas of life, which are recurrent and appear not to yield answers. Through focused reflection, it is sometimes possible to find answers, which have eluded us in the past. (With Saturn, it may also require perseverance with small, steady actions to create the desired change.)

Mercury (communications), Venus (love, beauty), and Uranus (awakening) square Pluto. Mercury square Pluto may cause feelings of negativity and/or the desire to blame others—when it’s more likely that it’s a pattern. Venus, when square Pluto, can intensify emotion and make “our” way feel like the only solution. Uranus (awakening) square Pluto lifts us up into awakening then down into the shadows. (After five years, we’re accustomed to it.)


Mars and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer, and this indicates the likelihood of feeling old wounds and wanting to take action. It’s much wiser to pause and examine reaction before speaking and/or causing harm. (Old patterns of karma and action always come up when we’re evolving. Soften the cycle.)

Jupiter, planet of good fortune, trines Chiron, and this harmonious aspect hints at the possibility of gain and prosperity, which are earned through alignment with the inner self as opposed to action related to the wounded self. (For months, we’ve had a combination of trines and squares with Chiron, indicating a period of passing through old karma and the opportunity to heal wounds.)


  • Moon is in Libra, and Venus is in Taurus. Both signs are ruled by Venus, which exerts a positive influence in the chart. Moon and Venus encourage us to focus on beauty and balance in the area of emotions and the beauty of physical life in the area of the heart.
  • This is a volatile chart. Act as a light worker. Take 15 minutes each day to send light, peace, and love to the world.
  • Confusing emotions are found throughout the chart. Try to give others the benefit of the doubt and try to see their point of view. Don’t act on how you feel. Consider what your inner self wants as opposed to how you think and feel.
  • Correct thoughts will probably appear only through spiritual work and meditation.. Let the other thoughts go. You can take action and talk a week or two from now. It’s impossible to know if you’re right or wrong or if you should say it another way. (Moon opposition Mercury, and Mercury square Mars, Saturn, and Pluto – in retrograde – clouds clear thought.)
  • Actions should be based on projects and goals, which began before the retrograde. Journal your desires to initiate change and come back to them after April 15.
  • If you’re experiencing low energy, tension, or frustration, it will pass.
  • Whatever happens, don’t blame. Don’t fight. Don’t retaliate. Move into love.



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.

Planetary Change: Equinox Energies

With the beautiful, spring weather and 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 (Sun, Neptune, and Chiron) in Pisces, the emphasis remains on emotion because Pisces is a water sign, symbolized by two fishes (emotions) swimming in opposite directions. 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 Moon is placed in Taurus, the earth sign ruled by Venus, and it brings needed grounding to the chart by stabilizing emotion.The Moon makes a lovely, harmonious trine to Mars and Saturn, which helps with expression of emotion and creating structure in the physical world. (Earth moves more slowly than the other elements. Take time for development of ideas and plans.)
Mercury (communications) and Venus (feminine, love) are placed in Aries, the fiery sign, which loves change and action. These energies are frustrated by squares with Saturn and Pluto. Evidently, we’re working through karma and hidden issues in the subconscious that block and slow successful action.
Mercury will move into retrograde on Thursday, March 22, and it’s important to rest and review our pursuits by weighing their value on our spiritual journey. It tends to cause confusion with communications and travel. It marks a time to rest, reflect, and complete projects, which are underway. It’s helpful to visualize smooth traffic, fast computer connections, and clear phone calls.
Mars (assertiveness, masculine) is placed in the earth sign of Capricorn. Again, it’s a slow, stabilizing motion. A trine with Uranus hints at the power associated with creating change through awareness of the awakened self. the fire sign of Sagittarius and pushes for change in the material/physical world.
Mercury, Venus, and Uranus square Pluto, which can feel frustrating. Planets in Aries like to initiate change, act boldly, and create new plans. But it’s not possible (yet) to create changes through new thoughts, love, or realizations made through awakening. It also means some truth is hidden within the darkness of the subconscious, which needs transformation.
The stars say we must wait for action until the time is ripe, and our ideas gain maturity. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and it is “headstrong”, meaning it doesn’t always think wisely or maturely. We may have exactly the right ideas, but we will need time to make plans.
In spiritual work, ideas often change as we apply them in the material world. We may have a beautiful concept that simply doesn’t work for others as it does for us, or we may need to re-frame it with a new format or application. (For example, we may know exactly how we feel, but it takes practice to learn how to find the right phrase or tone.) It’s also possible that we need time to adjust to the new energies.
In the meanwhile, Chiron (wounded healer) is conjunct the Sun, the symbol of life and light. This aspect amplifies our ability to heal. Mars (male, action) squares Chiron, indicating the need to clear karma and habits, which are associated with negative action and emotion. Jupiter (good fortune) trines Chiron, a harmonious aspect indicating the expansion of “good” and positive energy through the internal work associated with self-healing.


  • Working with two opposite states is the theme for the year. It doesn’t mean all drama comes from us, but it does mean we react to it. If we can calm emotional reaction, we can often find answers hidden beneath the surface. This is one of the important tests associated with the element of water (Pisces).
  • Mercury (thought) and Venus (love) are placed in Aries; the opposite energy of Pisces. Blocks with action appear through the chart. There are karmic qualities, which may relate to past events and challenges that cloud our perception of right action. Mercury is moving retrograde, and this will cause more confusion. It may be wise to document ideas and wait until mid-April before taking action.
  • Mars (strength, courage, assertiveness) is placed in Capricorn, an earth sign. This placement slows action but can strength the  physical body.
  • Sun (life) and Jupiter (good fortune, harmony) trine Chiron, which can help with healing old wounds and problems.




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.



New Moon Forecast: Mystical Energy and Right Action

Image by Lucy Campbell

Every week or so, the motion of the planets alters our reception of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy. (Think of the planets as filters or colored orbs.) They can bring harmony, conflict, or combinations of emotions, which bring struggle or ease. In general, my forecasts share the meanings of the combination of planetary energies. Honestly, no one knows exactly how we will feel the shifts because the planet is changing with the constant influx of new energies.

The New Moon appears on Saturday, March 17 at 9:11 a.m. During this time, we rest in the void and focus on the future while waiting for the light to return. It is good to center so we can find our way in the “dark.

Sun, Moon, Neptune, and Chiron are placed in Pisces, which offers nurturing, healing, mysticism, and unconditional love. With many planets in water, we can feel intense emotion, and it’s important to channel it into spiritual growth and devotion. Think of the fishes swimming in two directions.

With Mercury (communications), Venus (love), and Mars (action) in fire signs, we’ll receive a strong impulse to act on our thoughts and passions. But this forecast is about alignment and balance. It’s important to take (only) inspired action that comes from the inner self—and to balance it with periods of rest.

Sun (outer self) and Moon (inner self) in Pisces sit in a lovely trine with Jupiter (good fortune) in Scorpio. Trines are harmonious and creative; they also confer ease with manifestation. This aspect indicates a beneficial relationship between a focus on the mystical and a desire to see the truth beneath the surface—which is part of the spiritual quest. (This trine is formed by water and emphasizes the value of flowing, positive emotions.)

Mercury (communications), Venus (feminine, love, material possessions) and Uranus (spiritual change, awakening) are placed in Aries, a forceful fire sign, which focuses on moving forward—the opposite direction of Sun and Moon. Mercury (communications) is quick, brilliant, and active in Aries. This placement gives power with words, writing, and communication. It heightens the imagination and produces new ideas. Mercury in Aries is also passionate. It longs to move into new spaces of the mind and life. (Think of traveling to Mars. It’s a perfect Mercury in Aries idea.)

Venus (feminine, material possessions, love) is independent and bold in Aries. The “warrior” energies are not compatible with Venus’ desire to love, flow, and beautify. Venus in Aries can act in a self-centered way, preferring love for self to loving others. However, Aries is the first sign in the astrological wheel, indicating the possibility of beneficial, new beginnings in love, money, and self-awareness.

Mercury (communications, mind) and Venus (love, feminine) square Saturn, asking us to curb the desire to act with a sense of responsibility. It simply means to give pause to our strong thoughts and feelings about relationships and to think before acting.

Mars (assertiveness, male energy) is placed in Sagittarius, and it is adventurous in the sign of the archer. It’s expansive and confident, yearning for new frontiers. It amplifies our spiritual vision and gives power to delve into spiritual pursuits.

Sun (outer life) and Moon (inner life) square Mars (male energy, assertion) in Sagittarius. The square creates tension between the desire to absorb spiritual energy through a passive state (Pisces) and to seek wisdom through action and/or a quest. (We need both.)

Mars (masculine, action) trines Uranus in Aries, increasing the desire for action. It sharpens the instincts and gives the urge to focus on projects, work, and the body. Think of it as intensified drive. Again, the caution is to think before acting and to remember the value of contemplative thought and living.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) sits in Scorpio, a water sign that rules birth, death, sex, and inheritance. In this placement, Jupiter in Scorpio asks for review of obstacles in life and to move through our fears. The ultimate aim is expansion of all that is good in us. (Jupiter moved retrograde on March 12, allowing us to review goals and life progress to create greater abundance and expansion.)

Saturn is in Capricorn, the goat, and asks for review of the structures in our life and the creation of a new foundation in life. Everything looks and works differently in the New Age; it’s important to recreate ourselves as well. This also includes financial, physical, and social systems. Saturn also rules career and resources; it can be limiting or protective.

Mercury (communications, mind), Venus (love, feminine), and Uranus (awakening, sudden change) square Pluto (regeneration, underworld). These squares indicate the importance of observing the desire for motion and action with the structure of concrete change that supports the growth of the inner self. (Brilliant, new ideas are only helpful when they work for the good of self.)

The square between Uranus and Pluto continues for a few more months. It continually moves between the ecstatic sensation of awakening and the darkness of the underworld. When we decide to move through our underlying fears, life changes quite drastically—and in a very positive sense.


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.

Full Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Wall


The full moon appears at 7:51 pm on March 1. The full moon increases growth, fruition, and manifestation. It heightens our sensations and emotions as well as our ability to visual and create change. (It’s interesting to note that emotions and energy increase around the new moon and full moon as we become more sensitive to light.)

Many planets–Sun (outer life), Mercury (communications), Venus (love), Neptune (mysticism), and Chiron (wounded healer)—are placed in Pisces, a water sign. Pisces is the sign of fishes swimming in opposite directions. The sign of Pisces represents love, understanding, and selflessness. On the opposite duality, Pisces can bring an urge to do nothing but float and escape reality—or experience the sensation of becoming a martyr and/or victim.

Pisces can also represent an “old” soul (as most of us are) and karma. Obviously, five planets in Pisces can significantly increase the experience of emotion. In this case, emotion relates to karmic and habitual patterns, the ability to pause and glimpse a pattern—or observe and direct energy in a new way. (It’s always a challenge, and other aspects such as squares with Mars intensify it.)

Fortunately, Moon is placed in Virgo, an earth sign that is grounded and discriminating. It heightens our ability to think, differentiate, and heal. Moon trines (harmonious) Saturn (karma) and Uranus (change, new age), which aids in grounding, creating balanced ideas, and understanding our karma on a physical level. (For example, understanding the stimuli/events that contribute to sleeplessness, unhappiness, poor diet, etc.)

Mercury (communications) is placed in Pisces, which can lead to connection with our dreams and the cosmos—or heightened emotion from negative thoughts. Like fishes swimming in opposite directions, it can lead us to a higher or lower dimension. It conjuncts (close to) Venus (feminine, relationships), and it can heighten our intelligence about love—and loving ourselves. The trine (harmonious) with Jupiter (good fortune expansion) indicates our dreaminess and focus on love can lead to good fortune.

Venus (love, material possessions) is exalted in Pisces, and it can give a feeling of connection and oneness. It can also heighten emotions. Venus trines (harmonious) Jupiter, indicating this state of oneness and universal love can bring good fortune and expand the better aspects of life, Venus conjuncts (close to) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), heightening the odd feeling of moving in and out of reality—a strange beautiful, dreamy feeling.

Mars (action, masculine) is well placed in the fire sign of Sagittarius, but it simply doesn’t work with the rest of the chart. Sun (outer life), Mercury (communications), Venus (love, relationships) square (create tension) with Mars. Mars, placed in a fire sign, wants bold action, and it is frustrated by the flowing, lovely sensation of Pisces.

Additionally, Mars squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Chiron (the wounded healer.) It does trine (harmonious) Uranus, but it’s difficult to take action on the innovative ideas, delivered by Uranus. The challenge lies in knowing frustrations come and go. It’s not necessary to act and/or express emotion in the moment.

Jupiter in Scorpio (good fortune) trines (harmonious) Neptune (illusion, mysticism) and Chiron (the wounded healer), adding positive energies to the chart. (There are a total of 4 trines with Jupiter, which expands opportunity and can lead to greater success.)

Six planets aspect Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which rules Pisces.  Sun, Mercury, and Venus are conjunct (close to), heightening the Piscean influence. Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune, indicating the need to discriminate emotionally between spiritual states and illusion. Mercury squares Neptune, confusing the issue and clouding our ability to differentiate truth and illusion, and Jupiter’s trine with Neptune, increases positive energy and a state of hopefulness.

Uranus (sudden change, awakening) will change signs in May, and this shift can feel like Mercury retrograde when it slows electronics and/or creates small inconveniences. It can also make emotions and thoughts oscillate from low to high—and vice versa. (Fortunately, Uranus responds quickly to positive visualization.) Uranus remains square Pluto as it has periodically since 2012.


  • Many planets in Pisces can align the mind and emotions with higher love and mysticism—or exacerbate lower emotions and anxious thoughts. We become more intuitive with many planets in Pisces.
  • The impetus of the chart points to overcoming karmic patterns of thought and emotion. The goal is finding “love” and greater universal connection.
  • Mercury (communication) and Venus (love) harmoniously trine Jupiter (good fortune), meaning thoughts and feelings, which focus on love can transmute negativity more easily and bring alignment with success and good fortune.
  • Mars (action) squares many of the Piscean planets, which can cause anger and other low level emotions. Mars (the desire to act) is frustrated by the squares. (We can’t change anything until we know what bothers us. Make a list of frustrations and continue to work on earlier plans. We can talk and make new plans later when Mars is stronger.)
  • An exciting aspect of the chart lies in the power of water (feminine, emotion) to help change the flow of life by finding our universal connection.


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.

Black Moon/Solar Eclipse


The New “Black” Moon, accompanied by a solar eclipse, appears on February 15 at 4:05 pm. The New Moon represents the void, a time of reflection that includes planning the future and releasing unwanted aspects of the past. It’s a time of stillness before life takes on a new form in the material world.

Eclipses reset our energy with their on/off motion, and it’s helpful to focus the mind on a desirable outcome. At this time, we have the opportunity to reset our energy (through the eclipse) as part of the attainment of higher collective consciousness.

The chart for the New Moon is surprisingly clear. With Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions), and Mercury (communications, mind) in Aquarius, it’s about experiencing oneness, humanitarian efforts, and moving more deeply into universal love. As with all charts, there are challenges, but they are surmountable.

Sun and Moon in Aquarius are conjunct (close to) Venus (love, feminine). Venus (love, feminine, material possessions) is placed in Pisces, where it is exalted, opening our being to the softer waves of love. Venus conjuncts (close) Neptune (Illusion, mysticism), eliciting dreams of personal and universal love. Neptune rules water (emotion), and this aspect hints at the power of overcoming obstacles (in this chart) by moving into the sea of collective love.

Venus (love, feminine) squares (tension) Mars (male, action) in Sagittarius. When Mars is placed in a fire sign, it’s passionate and energetic. Mars longs for action while Venus wants to dream about love and float on gentle waves of energy. In many ways, this square represents an aspect of human duality—the desire to act on ambition in the physical world (Mars) and the need to relax and rest on the harmony of the spiritual world. (Many of us long for resolution and integration of these two qualities, which will come at a future date.)

Mars (male action) squares Neptune, intensifying the conflict between the desire for peace and mysticism and the need to make changes in the physical world. Both states are needed in our spiritual/physical existence. Squares such as these with Venus/Mars/Neptune ask us to find a harmonious resolution. (It may be helpful to internalize the energies of love (Venus/Neptune) and collective consciousness before taking action in the outer world.)

With these aspects, Sun (outer life), Moon (inner life, emotions) and Mercury (communications, mind) square (tension) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio.  In this case, Jupiter’s good and expansive nature may work against us. Sun square Jupiter refers to exaggeration, excess, or over-promising. Moon square Jupiter can refer to excessive generosity and/or giving too much to help others—or seeing too much good in others and not the truth. Mercury (mind, communications) square Jupiter can help in creating large, wonderful plans, but they are not usually practical or wise. (Review them in a couple of weeks!)

Jupiter (expansion, beneficial) trines (beneficial)  Neptune (mysticism, idealism) in Pisces, expanding interest about the spiritual path and leading our consciousness into idealistic endeavors. Often, we meet new and different people and/or have new experiences. The trine encourages openness and personal growth.

Uranus is preparing to move into the sign of Taurus. It’s the ruler of this Age and exerts a great deal of influence. It may feel like Mercury retrograde occasionally when traffic suddenly becomes heavy, or the computer works slowly, but it’s the transition of this time. Uranus’ square with Pluto will remain until May. As part of our growth, the two planets ask us to look at the underworld and transform whatever we see into light–or into greater understanding.


  1. The solar eclipse offers another opportunity to reset our minds on a higher ideal.
  2. Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Aquarius attune our consciousness to collective consciousness, changes made through the mind, oneness, and group endeavors.
  3. Venus is exalted in Pisces, deepening our ability to feel and experience love on a cosmic level. This is deepened by Venus’s conjunction with Neptune, the planet that connects everyone on a emotional/astral level. (We may feel more intuitive.)
  4. We’re looking for balance between the activity of the outer world and the quiet contemplation of the inner world. (Venus squares Mars, and Mars squares Neptune.)
  5. The caution is about excess–giving to much, promising too much, and making plans that are too large and not realistic.
  6. Overall, it’s a lovely chart, which can take us into deeper realization and connection with the “all”.

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.

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