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New Moon/Solar Eclipse, portal for change

Feel emotions, clear patterns, and move more deeply into the spiritual nature. It’s how we evolve, and the placement of many planets in water will help in gaining awareness. By contemplating the feeling of inner connection, we can rise above the emotional waves.

The solar eclipse occurred on July 2, marking the calendar of inner and outer changes for the summer. Many metaphysicians and astrologers believe it opened a gateway to higher consciousness.

The eclipse is believed to be one of the bridges between the past and future—a turning point for higher awakening and inner realization. It involves releasing old patterns of the past while embracing a new future that is necessary to find with our hearts

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressed feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Light and darkness play through the chart. Sun (life), Moon (emotions) and Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer heighten emotions and sensitivity to other people. Cancer is a beautiful water sign ruling the Mother, the Sea, and the yin/yang of emotion. The Great Mother (or Feminine) has many faces, ranging from nurturing to profuse emotion to hiding emotion and repressing feelings. (The feminine is represented by the sea and the earth on this planet.) It may take time and healing to fully resurrect the spirit of the feminine in our culture.

Saturn (karma, limitation, time) asks for review of our lives, particularly with old patterns and karmic cycles. (It’s necessary to make changes to move deeply in an awakened state.) Emotions can reflect our feelings about the self and the past. By altering our emotions, we create a new life. With Saturn’s involvement, inner and outer work are implied. Saturn also rules devotion, hard work, and study, which are needed on the path to awakening.

Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Uranus, opening our minds to new insights and solutions, and Sun/Moon trine (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can offer ideas and dreams from the “other” side.

Mercury (communications, higher mind) is placed in Leo but moves into retrograde on July 7. It will swing back into Cancer, encouraging confusion between thoughts and emotions for the remainder of July. (The protocol includes expecting delays with travel, communication, and electronics, refraining from purchases of electronics, and resting while reviewing life.)

Venus (love, relationships) moves into Cancer today, heightening the level of emotion about love and personal perception of how others love us. The planet sextiles (positive) Mars, balancing the female/male energies.

Mars (energy, male) is placed in Leo, which ignites our passion for motion in life. It encourages expression of our passion and increases awareness of the heart. Mercury (communication) and Mars (male, energy) squares (tension) Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which asks for moderation – and not sudden action – when contemplating new ideas and thoughts.

Mars is in opposition to Pluto (subconscious, underworld) and asks to see the darkness in ourselves and in the world. It’s not an easy task, but it’s part of knowing where to send light and create a positive shift. Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto, which increases our ambition and desire for success. But many planets are retrograde, and it’s more of a time for contemplation than putting active ideas into form.

Chiron (wounded healer) in Aries is retrograde, which can aid in reflection and insights about healing our wounds.

The chart asks for personal and global insights about darkness in life, but it also opens a portal for spiritual growth. It places our focus on the patterns that play havoc with our emotions, but it also gives the Great Mother (Cancer) to nourish and heal them.

When we see the darkness in ourselves, others, or the world, we have the option of calling on the light. From there, we can find our power, send love, and ask for change. We have the tools to create the desired change, but we must find them within.

Tips:

  1. The energy is intense. It can be useful in creating new, positive patterns in life–if you’re willing to examine our emotions and reactions.
  2. If you’re feeling fear, insecurity, or emotional pain, come back to your heart. Focus on light. Your true identity resides in higher emotions. Contemplate and observe. Choose the path that leads to the inner self.
  3. See this as the right time to change old, familiar (but unhappy) patterns.  You access your inner power when you break old emotional/mental cycles. (Send light to yourself and your life. Visualize the opposite of your experience.) Trust the process. Meditate. Believe in your power to change your personal world.
  4. Many planets are retrograde, and there’s a weird, floating feeling. It’s okay. Go with it. It’s part of the shift. (In a sense, you’re between worlds.)
  5. When you see the darkness in yourself, others, or life, send love and light. Change the story. See it differently. It’s what you came here to do.

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.

Astrological Outlook for June

Stormy weather looms on the horizon for the remainder of June. While I am rarely influenced by media, I have a rule, which is to read the information conveyed via friends. The astrological weather for the summer has been relayed to me at regular intervals, so I’m sharing updates.

We’re currently in a cardinal cross – the opportunity to see the opposites of our nature—offers a repeat of last summer’s intensity.  Life will become a mirror of parts of the self that we prefer not to see. A lunar eclipse on June 15 and solar eclipse on July 1 follow. Eclipses tend to heat life up, intensifying the details and aspects of life, which are usually kept underneath the surface.

This coming time was documented in a crop circle (http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/anasazi/time2011b.html) at Milk Hill in 2009. The circle showed the planetary line-up, later in the summer, as well as indicating the approach of the comet, Elenin. Many gloomy predictions about Elenin recently hit the internet. As for myself, I am projecting light toward those times. Regardless, planetary line-ups historically heighten emotions and thoughts, both positive and negative. You will experience aspects of yourself and your environment –from above and below – that are rarely seen or felt.

These aspects offer an incredible opportunity for inner vision and self-development. This is known as the path of the inclined plane –seekers on the path to mastery can begin to understand more fully how they participate in the creation of their reality. The summer offers a great chance for change.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to make notes and understand how life flows toward you, presenting your patterns, your strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind that all patterns repeat –if your pattern lacks perfection, happiness or a shape that moves you forward – then the repetitive sequence of events belongs to your ego.

The ego is the software program that runs subconscious information forming your present and future. You can break the pattern by remembering that it is only data. Memories are not necessarily true, at least not in the way that you remember them. (It’s helpful to view memories as trapped energy and to clear the data by sending pink light to them.)

  • When “feeling” into the future, find your best and highest perceptions and send those thoughts out. Here are a few good questions:
  • What is the highest perception of this situation? How can it look the best?
  • What is the highest perception of the people in your life? (Conversely, what is your negative view?)
  • How would life on this planet look at its highest caliber of balance and happiness?

Remember: You are a master. You are here at this particular time to shape life from your personal aspect of divinity. Send light often to yourself and the planet. Move toward love whenever possible –it is the grand solution!