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Beautiful New Moon

Image by Griffin Lambert

 

It’s easy to feel the shift through the sigh of the trees, the motion of the clouds, and the alterations in the weather. The planet is shifting and taking us along for the ride.

The New Moon appears on May 11 at 2:59 pm. With Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pluto in earth signs, it makes for a fertile energy for fostering ideas, working with the soil, resting, or enjoying the beauty of nature. While it’s important to work with plans and keep life in order, this is a moon for a brief period of rest and reflection.

The Sun and Moon form beautiful shapes with Neptune (mysticism) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) Sun (life, light) and Moon (emotion) sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. Aspects with Neptune heighten sensitivity, creativity, and receptiveness. Trines with Pluto increase personal magnetism and intensity. The aspects can help with changing our lives in a positive sense. (Positive aspects with Pluto tend to increase power and energy in general.)

When Uranian energies conjunct and align positively with the sun and moon–our personal yin and yang–we experience the impetus of spiritual energy coursing through our lives. Divine, inspired ideas are sometimes received, causing our lives to flow in a spiritual direction. (Uranus rules the quantum field where odd changes and thoughts lead to greater realization.)

Mercury (thought, communication) is placed in Gemini, radiating rapid thought and increased ability to communicate effectively. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus, aligning the higher mind with the heart. Mercury trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation/structure/karma), and it’s positive with this placement, aiding in our ability to bring order to our thoughts and plans. Mercury conjuncts the North Node (collective goals and commitments), which can give clarity and unity to our collective quests in a positive sense.

Venus (love, romance) trine Pluto heightens love, romance, and sensuality. It intensifies our feelings and emotions about love, relationships, and prosperity. Desire is a part of every quest, and Venus in this position increases it by deepening emotions, aesthetics, and commitment to all types of relationships. Venus square Jupiter can increase the desire to have fun, relax, or forget about work, but the feeling isn’t conducive to growth. (It’s wise to push past it.)

Mars (action, assertiveness, male) in Cancer brings emotions into play, particularly when we contemplate action and moving through particular aspects of life. Our emotions may interfere with right action—unless we simply accept the need to take a step and make changes in the flow of life.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) is on the last degree of Aquarius. On May 13, Jupiter moves into the first degree of Pisces where it becomes exalted (the most beneficial position and sign for a planet). Jupiter in Pisces stirs the soul, uniting inner knowledge and expansion. It heralds a time of optimistic thought, new ideals, and positive feelings.

Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus refers to the divisive energies between Saturn (old world structure) and Uranus (the utopian dream). It points to the conflicts between liberal and conservative on political, economic, and social levels. The square involves the conflict between issues of technology and harmony on earth and the physical world.

Pluto is retrograde until October 6. It occurs every year, and the retrograde involves creating boundaries, releasing control issues, and reclaiming personal power. It’s also a good time to review goals.

Tips

  1. The New Moon brings peaceful energy through aspects with Neptune, which rules mysticism and encourages insights into our spiritual nature.
  2. Trines with Pluto increase power and energy, making it a good time to focus on long term goals and personal resources.
  3. Mercury in Gemini bring clarity to the mind and aids with thought and communication.
  4. Jupiter is moving into Pisces, which will bring a feeling of wellbeing.
  5. The New Moon provides a period of rest and reflection, which should be followed by action. Think and meditate about the wisest actions for making long term changes in life.

 

 

Julia Griffin, Intuitive healer and coach

 

 

 

 

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

 

Creating Change through Visualization

1) Begin with a positive and courageous attitude. It doesn’t matter if you tried and failed in the past. Your perseverance coupled with practice will change your life. In time, you’ll recognize patterns of lower emotion and thought. You’ll transcend them with positive imagery and thought. The beliefs will alter with practice. (It’s good to know this is a particularly good time for creative change. The planets and New Year support it. Many people are awakening and changing at this time, and their energy lends support with your efforts.)

2) When you have a wonderful day and/or a successful practice, compliment yourself. Notice your good work. Notice how you feel. In time, this will help you to discern when you are/are not connected. This teaches volumes about connection with your heart. Build yourself up for making the effort. (If you miss one day, compliment yourself for the previous six days of practice.)

3) Whether or not you feel connected in meditation, believe it is working. Every time you practice meditation, you are literally collecting energy and light. The energy builds over time. Trust in the effort. An opportunity for change will come if you stay with the practice.) Believe the universe is working with you.

4) Everyone has created a big, positive change—at least once. Travel through your memories and choose one of these times to revisit. Relive the memory and feel the burst of resolve and courage, which resulted in accomplishment. You can use this energy again (simply by remembering it.)

5) Do work with your intuitions. Intuitions can be grouped into areas–true and false. Keep a list. Refrain from acting on the “false” intuitions, and act more on the “true” list. (It’s important to know you will receive new intuitions and dreams whenever you reach a higher energy level. It takes time to discern true from false—and the same is true with dreams.)

6) Spend time with people on a higher energy level. Find friends who encourage you and believe in you. When others see the good in you, you feel and believe it. (You don’t discuss your manifestation, but you do enjoy the friendship.)

7) Raise your vibrations by listening to lectures or meditations by teachers on a higher level and/or reading spiritual works. It’s good to read a few spiritual words before bed and visualize awakening in a rested state. (If you experienced a turbulent day, you can actually see everything as better in 48 hours. It usually works.)

If you truly practice visualization, you’ll learn how to project positive energy. You’ll learn to change your inner visuals of negativity to the positive, and you can do it for others. More importantly, you’ll find the sensation of your inner self, which always sees life in a very different and more perfect way.

 

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.

 

 

Energetic Forecast: Full Moon Eclipse

The Full Moon appeared on Monday, November 30 at 4:29 am ET. It’s a relatively gentle full moon for 2020 although it brings a partial lunar eclipse. Eclipses are similar to flipping the power breaker on and off; the light goes on and off. It acts as a reset, which may be needed at this time.

Throughout the last few months, the forecasts have been challenging, which required a great deal of energy and strength. It’s true that spiritual abilities and powers are often developed during difficult times, which usually involve karma on a personal and/or collective level. However, we can move into mildly optimistic weather between now and mid-January as the aspects slowly improve. (It’s a slow curve, but it’s encouraging.)

It’s an odd chart with an equation of beauty and strength balanced by instability, laziness, and an increase of emotion. Four strong aspects are with Neptune, the planet of mysticism and illusion, which points to Divine when it’s clear—but clouds our vision with other aspects. (The goal is always finding the truth through the inner self or learning more about it when the “weather” is strange.)

Sun (life) is in Sagittarius, the fire sign signifying the spiritual quest and journeys of all kinds. Moon (emotions) is in Gemini, an air sign that rules the mind and communications. Sun trines (harmonious) Mars (energy), and it heightens physical, emotional, and mental energy. Sun squares (tension) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), and it heightens escapism and a tendency for laziness. Moon (emotions) squares Neptune, which increase sensitivity and perception, but the aspect Neptune tends to confuse clear reads. (Neptune can increase psychic perception and artistic abilities with these aspects.)

Mercury (mind, communications) in Scorpio intensifies emotions, mental focus, and the desire to find hidden truths.  Mercury brings clarity of thought and greater mental awareness in this chart. It trines (harmonious) Neptune, stimulating creativity, ability with the arts, and the power of transmitting thoughts to others. It increases intuitive abilities such as visualization. Obviously, it’s important to use these abilities in a positive way.

Venus (love, relationships) in Scorpio is passionate, intense, and fixed on desires. Venus opposes (strong energy moving in 2 directions) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field); the aspect causes erratic emotions and thoughts in “love” relationships and partnerships. Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune, which creates harmony, beauty, compassion, and positive relationships.

Mars (overall energy) is in Aries as it has been for months. It continues to square Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld, transformation.) It continues to amplify the feeling of underlying anger and tension, which is prevalent in the United States. (This continues until January 6.)

Saturn (limitation, karma) square Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) combines stability and freedom in a positive sense. Open mindedness is needed for big changes. It’s important to adapt to change rather than fighting it.

The conjunction between Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto continues as does COVID and the resulting changes associated with it. Fortunately, this will begin to change in mid-January.

Tips

  • It’s an interesting chart with contradictory aspects such as Sun trine Mars, which increases energy, focus, and desire. Sun square Neptune, reduces energy and depletes drive. Moon squares Neptune—an aspect that increases emotional and intuitive sensitivity while clouding the issue and decreasing discernment. (Part of metaphysical work lies in solving contradictory issues within the self and life.)
  • Mercury (communications) supplies needed help with lack of vision and clarity. It amplifies the good qualities of Neptune, bringing clarity, artistic ability, and increased intuitive skills.
  • Mars (overall life energy) continues to bring frustration and suppressed anger with squares to Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld).
  • Venus (feminine, love, relationships) offers strong on and off emotions with an aspect to Uranus (sudden change) and alternately provides harmony and compassion through a trine with Neptune.
  • An eclipse is an on/off motion, and the chart is somewhat the same. We can move from one duality to another—or we can remember who we are. Alignment is key with this full moon chart.

 

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

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

 

Planetary Change: New Moon Abundance

May is a particularly beautiful month. The Sun sits in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, and it conveys a time of flowers—an abundance expressed by the physical world. For the month of May, the lesson appears as realization of our ability to create and receive abundance in physical form. (Abundance is love, joy, health, beauty, and wealth.)

The New and Full Moons tend to heighten our impression and sensation of energy as we experience the absence and presence of light simultaneously as a group. As the group energies become stronger, our experience becomes more intense. The New Moon on May 4 follows the recent pattern of increased awareness, tension, and opportunity of opening to spiritual light.

The Sun (life) and Moon (moods, emotions) are conjunct (close) in Taurus. They trine (harmonious) Saturn, the giver of structure, lessons, and karma. In this case, we may a clear path through karma or recreate our life in a new form. Sun and Moon sextile (positive) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). This aspect may help with receiving hints or insights from the mysterious, unseen world. Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, regeneration), granting power to move through subconscious limitations and/or the courage to move forward in life.

Mercury (communications, thought) and Venus are placed in Aries, a fast-paced fire sign, which encourages thoughts and insights that create activated change in life. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Venus (love, beauty), aligning the mind with the heart. Mercury and Venus trines (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating positive energy with taking steps forward in life. However, both planets square (tension) Saturn (karma, limitation), and this can slow our progress. (It may also indicate the need for review the heart’s true desire before taking a step into expansion.) Mercury and Venus square (tension) Pluto in Capricorn, asking for a review of our personal limitations and a change of perception that may be necessary before altering our lives.

Mercury and Venus represent thought and love. We all have perceptions about the self, life, and love that limit our ability to step into wholeness and abundance. Additionally, we have limiting thoughts about ourselves and life—and we’re only beginning to learn how to love ourselves personally. The aspects with Saturn and Pluto mentioned above are about resourcefulness and learning how to change ourselves through universal love and quantum experiences. (It takes time.)

Mars (action) is placed in Gemini, an air sign, which can cause the mind to interfere with action. Gemini represents the twins, and it’s easy to become lost in the mind before realizing an action has not been completed. Mars squares Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it causes more confusion to unsettled mind. Fortunately, Mars is in opposition (opposite) Jupiter (good fortune), which is actually a positive aspect. It gives courage and enthusiasm along with a desire to pursue our quest. (Part of the lesson is to pursue a quest, which benefits the “All”. In other words, we need an unselfish quest aligned with universal truth.)

Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and personal expansion. The planet trines (harmonious) Uranus, which represents the New Age. Together, they increase exuberance, good luck, and hopefulness. Jupiter squares (tension) Pluto, which asks for the discovery of aspects of the self (and the world) that slow our progress on the path of life. Through this discovery, we make meaningful change.

Saturn (karma) conjuncts Pluto (underworld, transmutation), bringing ambitions and the desire for change to forefront. Pluto incites ambition and the desire for power, and Saturn modulates it with a desire for disciplined devotion and patience. It can heighten fear, obsession, and desire for power—or it can act as force to tear down incorrect structures in our lives and rebuild them in a new form.

Uranus (sudden change or quantum field) is placed in Taurus and is remarkable for aspects only with Mercury, which can inspire higher thinking, and Jupiter, which brings hopefulness and optimism with future pursuits.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) in Pisces forms sextiles with Sun, Moon, and Saturn, opening the door to mystical insights through dreams and inner realizations.  A square with Mars (action) can cloud our perception of right action and/or reading of intuitions and insights. Jupiter (good fortune) square Neptune, and it teaches about our misconceptions and illusions in life. It can also reveal our naivety in relationships, particularly about trusting others.

Pluto holds a big space in this chart. In retrograde position, it tends to reveal aspects of life that are hidden—and require unveiling.  With exception of Uranus, every planet in the chart makes an aspect with Pluto, so it is affecting us on almost every level. (There’s a saying, “Everyone has a chapter in life that they don’t read aloud.” Pluto’s current influence may require that we read it aloud—at least to ourselves. When we face our inner darkness, we find strength to recreate by becoming more in alignment with the inner self.)

Planet Retrograde

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) are currently in retrograde. On a basic level, Jupiter asks for review of what keeps us from our dreams. Saturn brings personal lack and limitation to the surface. Pluto shows the hidden darkness within ourselves in our lives. These particular retrogrades ask us to look at what we don’t what to see, but the purpose actually serves us. It’s about seeing the truth and moving in new directions in our lives. (It’s only through the transmutation of the shadow that we find our wholeness.)

The North Node, representing the spiritual direction of group consciousness, is in Cancer. North Node in Cancer asks for respect for feminine, empathy, and kindness. Saturn (limitation, karma) and Pluto (underworld) oppose it. (Saturn and Pluto currently push us into personal power and acquisition of goals, the opposite energy of North Node.) Venus (love, beauty) squares (tension) the North Node. Together, the planets and North Node deliver a message. It’s wonderful to realize goals and make progress in our outer life, but the desires should also promote opening the heart and nurturing others as part of our self-expression and growth.

Notes:

  1. The chart is strong in fire (passion) and earth (grounding).  These elements together encourage passionate motion and quiet time spent in reflection or aligning with nature. There’s a focus on abundance and optimism. (See Sabian symbols below.)
  2. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) provide a push about contemplating and creating abundance. Trines with Saturn and Pluto give power and insight into creating structures in life. (Release the old life while imagining a new one. Mercury (communications) and Venus (love, partnerships) in Aries push us onward with this pursuit.
  3. Mercury (mind) and Venus (love) square Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (underworld, transformation), encouraging patience and spiritual devotion to overcome energies and karma from the past.
  4.  Life may seem more beautiful than usual because of aspects with Neptune (mysticism, illusion). It heightens intuition and brings answers in a dreamy way.
  5. Higher thought and love are part of evolution. It’s important in creating a new way of being and living. Higher thoughts connect us to the divine, and the right kind of love opens the heart to new possibilities. Right thought and love serve to lift and evolve human consciousness.

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon on Taurus 15, “A Man with a Silk Hat, Muffled Against the Cold, Braves a Storm”.  The symbol refers to a storm. It may appear in the outer world as a shared emotion or difficulty; it could also refer to personal emotions or hardships. The silk hat represents the importance of believing in indications of prosperity and better times—or remaining optimistic while moving through difficulties. (in this chart, it could refer to the influence of Saturn (karma) and Pluto (underworld) as we clear the substance of the influences of past memories and hardships.

Mercury sits on Aries 27, “Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity Is Gained”. It’s a marvelous symbol for the New Moon, which depicts the power of manifestation—the ability to bring thoughts into form by imagining and visualizing lost hope, opportunities, and joy. It points to the power of using the mind and communication with the Divine to recreate one’s life in a wonderful way.

Venus is placed on Aries 18, “An Empty Hammock Hangs Between Two Lovely Trees”.  Venus represents love, partnerships, and beauty. Relaxing in nature with a soft focus on dreams can sometimes activate the inner self, enhancing the alignment with manifestation—the development and creation of a desirable life.  

Mars sits on Gemini 23, “Three Fledglings in a Nest High Up in a Tree.” Birds are creatures of the air, which can represent the messengers of divine messages. Again, the image of resting in a safe place appears in the astrological line-up.  As time passes and the fledglings grow, they will master the power of soaring through the air. (Air represents thought, so we may develop our ability to cultivate thoughts that lead to a higher understanding of the spiritual world.)

Jupiter is on Sagittarius 24, “A Bluebird, a Sign of Good Luck and Happiness, Is Standing at the Door of the House”. A symbol for optimism appears again with the bluebird of joy. Awareness of good signs, energies, and the hints that point to synchronicity, we can open to a tide of good fortune although we journey through the storm, symbolized by the Sun and Moon.

 

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.

Moving into the New World

Everything works a little differently in the Age of Aquarius. Its energies heighten our intuition, connect us to others, and increase sensitivity. These changes relate to awakening, but we can create more effective change by examining the underlying forces and making small alterations in consciousness.

  1. We’re learning to work with problems in a new way. In the Piscean Age, life often changed if we meditated, prayed, and talked about problems. In the Age of Aquarius, there are many layers in the paradigm. The first solution involves moving into a neutral place of being and focusing on universal love. When the mind is empty, we can send light to problem and focus on the feeling of a state higher consciousness for a few moments by sending a color or positive feeling to the problem. The second step is teaching the mind to stay away from the problem except in moments of meditation and/or positive envisioning. (In short, we send higher vibrations to a problem as opposed to talking and/or thinking about it.)
  2. Energy responds to original thoughts, the heart, and positive visualizations. We can think beyond our habitual reality, use the imagination to create a better personal world, and energize it by sending love and light. We can only receive what we envision—and what we think that we deserve. (Positive feelings, optimism, and increased physical energy follow the right visualization or a jump in the imagination.)
  3. Empathy and boundaries work together. We can empathize with a person’s placement of consciousness, but we can’t allow them to consistently pull on our energy field. (In other words, send light but keep a distance.) We can ask the universe to make it clear about who we should have in our lives. It’s also a way of telling the universe about our desires for future relationships.
  4. There’s a growing realization that answers and change come from the inner self. Communion with the inner self, through meditation or reflection brings insight about the self. It’s also the best formula for the changing our personal world and influencing people around us. Our efforts to express the inner self truly lift the world frequency–and create space for growth and change.
  5. We’re learning about universal love – the force that brings healing, answers, and respite from the outer world. Universal love and personal love are very different, but we’re learning how to combine the two. Personal love often comes from experiences and beliefs, which not always true; universal love is about the light and “force” in everyone. Our highest level of love comes from the inner self. When it is intermingled with universal love, it becomes a powerful force for good.
  6. Working with nature and the physical body is part of anchoring change. A growing awareness of the physical body can intuitively guide us to the best diet, exercise, and rest plan for the day or week. Emotions and sensations (feelings of the physical body) teach about the alignment of consciousness. (We also feel changes in energy field, magnetism, and solar flares through the body, which teaches about periods of rest, activity, and focus.) Nature responds to us more quickly when we’re aware of the body. With practice, we can notice how the natural world around us responds to our mood.
  7. With the appearance of intense duality, we’re learning the art of centering. In the center, we don’t go up or down. We feel the heart space—and our inner being—which is how we stay centered. It’s also the place where the universe whispers solutions and lifts us into a higher state of being.

 

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.

Manifestation: One of the Keys of Awakening

Manifestation is part of awakening. We become aware of how we create our lives as we grow in consciousness. (Everyone is already manifesting, but it’s mainly unconscious.) If we imagine a loop of tape playing and replaying, we might wonder why it continues to play, or we might decide to change the tape. That’s the basic substance of manifestation.

When we realize that we have the power to change the tape, then we alter the direction of our lives. If this realization comes with awakening (and a higher level of vibrations), we know it’s important to create a life in alignment with the inner self. As we expand into light and love, we naturally want to create and experience more “good” in life. Ultimately, it’s beneficial to ourselves and the people around us because everyone benefits from a higher frequency.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Meditation is one of the keys to the realization of the heart’s desire. It brings alignment with the inner self, which quietens thoughts and stills emotions. It also gives connection to the universe, the biggest source of love and light.
  2.  Manifestation alters our perception. It teaches focus on the positive sensations and images of what we want to create. When we focus on the good in life and see the positive, we move into higher vibrations where more possibility and opportunity exist. By focusing the mind, we learn to alter our perceptions.
  3. Many of our perceptions are based on experience and belief, which occur as part of our encounters with life. It doesn’t mean that life always responds in this way, or the outcome never changes. It simply implies that we need to see and feel life differently–and believe that we can change it in a positive sense.
  4. Working with manifestation teaches discernment. Over time, we learn the value of “things” lies in their resonance with our heart. If our desire doesn’t align with the heart or our inner self, it won’t bring joy. But repeated experiences teach the difference between the desires of the inner and outer being.
  5. Focusing on a positive vision teaches control of lower emotions and thoughts. Part of any manifestation lies in the substitution of one thought and image for another. (We can’t change and/or control everything, but we can influence a great deal. Also, we can change our emotions and thoughts.)
  6. The practice teaches a great deal about inner power as well as the changes that occur when we connect with the universe and the inner self. We can use the same practice to alter other people’s lives–and the world. (Everyone and everything is happier in a higher frequency.)
  7. The heart space expands when we step into creating the vision of the inner self. We feel more love and peace. And the world becomes more beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Full Pink Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Venus

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sabian Symbols based on Lynda Hill’s work

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Planetary Change and New Moon

The sky is calmer since the passage of the equinox, the end of Mercury retrograde last week, and the movement of planets into Aries, and other aspects.  However, life remains somewhat free-flowing—a time of reflection while spring awakens the beauty of the earth.

The dark phase of the moon brings the New Moon on April 5, and it remains a time of introspection. Think of seeds lying deep in the earth; it’s same with our aspirations for growth and change. At the same time, the day of the New Moon (and the three days following) are an excellent time for reviewing and renewing plans in the physical/spiritual world.

In month of April, three planets will move into retrograde position. Jupiter, planet of good fortune, will move backwards from April 10-August 11. As Jupiter rules discovery, abundance, and journeys, it’s a time to make corrections on our spiritual path by committing to aspects of life that support our growth. Pluto, planet of transformation and the underworld, is retrograde April 24-October 3. It tends to reveal hidden emotions and old, painful stories before lifting them into the surface of consciousness. It also allows us to rewrite our life stories (and beliefs) in a more victorious way. (Of course, we have to see the truth before we can rewrite into another form.) Saturn moves in retrograde on April 30-September 18. Much of Saturn’s influence is about finding devotion on the higher path and overcoming obstacles by following the light. This path also requires on many levels.

In many ways, the planets are our teachers. The moons (new and full) create a cycle of changing emotions and energies to demonstrate the realm of emotion/thought, which occur in response to various energies.

This New Moon asks for independence, boldness, and courage by moving into the new territory of our dreams. With Sun and Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, it’s important to make new beginnings, plan our lives in a new way, and feel the joy of creation. (Think of the lamb, the symbol of Aries, the appearance of the flowers, and the hope and loveliness that are found in the beginning phases of life.)

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) in Aries tend to propel our energies in a forward direction. They trine (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), eliciting positive outcomes from positive interactions with steps taken in life to create a more positive life and flowing emotions. Sun and Moon square Saturn (limitation, karma), making it necessary to push determinedly through obstacles and old, worn-out perceptions about our lives. Sun and Moon square Pluto (underworld, transformation), making it necessary to find the truth about subconscious feelings and free them by recreating them into a higher form. (Fortunately, Sun and Moon are very creative in a fire sign.)

Mercury (communications) remains in Pisces, linking us into mystical communications and confusing us with the dual-vision of Pisces (two fish swimming in opposite directions.)  Mercury squares (tension) Jupiter (good fortune), which may help with discerning our higher and lower thoughts—and their benefit/lack of benefit. Mercury conjuncts (close to) Neptune in Pisces, amplifying the free-floating feeling, which we’ve experienced for weeks. (On the positive, it can heighten our intuition and mystical nature.)

Venus

Venus (love, partnerships) is beautifully placed in Pisces where it is exalted, offering an expression of mystical, idealistic love in the physical world. It can also help us to connect more deeply with divine forces, which serve us with our life purpose. (Venus, Mercury, and Neptune rise in this chart, offering a doorway into love and higher frequencies.) Venus squares (tension) Mars (male energy), which may make communication between the sexes more difficult than usual. But Venus also conjuncts (close to) Neptune, which can awaken dreams of the heart and nourish the spirit.

Mars (male, energy) is in Gemini, the sign of the twins. In this air sign, Mars lacks traction; it’s more difficult to move forward. We also experience some of the push me/pull me energy, which appeared last month with many signs of Pisces. (Think of a red light that turns green and not knowing if you turn right or left!) Fortunately, the energy of Sun/Moon in Aries can push us through life.

Jupiter (good fortune) in Sagittarius continues to ask for heightened interest in spirituality, study, and inner development. Jupiter trines Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), increasing our ability to harmoniously combine the old and new world. Jupiter squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, idealism), creating the need for discernment between the lovely, flowing feeling of connection and creating a path (life) that serves us. Jupiter also squares (tension) Chiron, the wounded healer, which may heighten awareness of old wounds and karma.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) continues to square (tension) Pluto (underworld, transformation), dredging the dark material of the River Styx into the light for transformation into something beautiful and new. Neptune sextiles (harmonious) Pluto, offering unconditional as part of the process of transformation, the beautiful and challenging way of life in a New World.

 

 

 

 

 

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.