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Shifts in Time

 

 

Many shifts are taking place, particularly with the New Moon/Lion’s Gate Cycle.  Everyone is passing through a number of small (and large) realizations about life, energy, and the cosmos at large. The energy is intense and changing at a rapid rate. When we understand what it happening and how it affects us, we move more quickly into a higher level of light.

  1. The universe is revealing the truth about our lives, enlarging our perception, and exposing the world at large. At this juncture, the big reveal comes in a strange way. We may perceive higher frequencies and suddenly know how the new, “higher” frequency reality will feel. We may feel dismayed by violence, discrimination, or the world-at-large. We may have moments of realization about how our lives need expansion, the energy of other people, and the need to align with our inner identity. We may feel the weight of mass consciousness–or perceive the immense power of love and meditation on the world. (For those who are more awakened, we may feel surprised when we observe instead of reacting–or resist the push/pull effect of this particular time.)
  2. The shift affects time. As we move into awakening, we mitigate karma. When we transmute karma, our timelines (or memories of this and other lives) alter–simply because we no longer “vibrate” with these types of energy.
  3. Flashes of memories and rapid thought at bedtime are interspersed with periods of deep sleep. The flashes of memories relate to a process of clearing and cleansing our energies throughout this lifetime. The periods of deep sleep relate to healing and discovering more of our true identity–the inner self.
  4. Emotions and the energetic flow of the body change with awakening. We may feel very tired one day and energized on the following day. Additionally, dreams may reveal our lack of confidence, incorrect perceptions, or our ability to change the entire picture through connection with the inner self. (Many of our personal issues can relate to our connection with world consciousness. For example, grief connects us with people who are grieving. A feeling of lack leads to connection with others, who feel they do not have enough. Part of the issue involves changing our image of the world through improvement of personal feelings and vision of the world.)
  5. The flow of life changes on a frequent basis. The energy shifts and feels differently with solar flares, shifts in the geo-magnetic field, and astrological events. As we become more connected, we feel the energy of world events on a deeper level. The seasons and positions of the sun and moon are changing. We are becoming accustomed to “not” knowing how life will feel, which can put us in the flow.
  6. Relationships are changing. As we grow, we continue to move into relationships with people who want to evolve. Sometimes, we simply lack the energy to persist with relationships based on negativity and/or lower energies. We’re also releasing soul contracts, which are agreements to interact in a specific way. (Groups of people with higher frequencies will come together on a conscious level.)
  7. We’re learning to live from the heart, which means intuitively feeling, hearing, and seeing information. It’s how we perceive the invisible and spiritual world, listen to the earth, and evolve. It’s also how we perceive the currents of our thoughts and feelings, which influence manifestation to a great degree.

 

 

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

 

 

Solar Eclipse and Powerful New Moon

Photo by Griffin Lambert

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Summary and Tips

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

 

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

 

Message from the Wolves

Over the past months, the wolves often send images of wave with color, which contain knowledge of the future and past, and words of encouragement that come on the wind.  Their voices seem so beautiful when I hear them in my heart

Here a few of their comments about this current time.

Q. Please tell us about this time. What can you share?

Energetically, the planet is changing. To us, it is a beautiful time. Sometimes, the planet is very still with fewer flights and cars, pollution is reduced, and animals are free to roam the world. Nature shines and glows in these moments. The trees speak in gentle words that are carried by the wind, and energies come from the earth to aid with your growth.

You may not feel this, yet. You may interpret it as times of feeling upset or aligning with the inner self, accompanied  periods of exhaustion and high energy. Actually, this is how your body and spirit adjust to the new energies. It takes time for spiritual and physical to come into fruition. However, the energies are becoming increasingly available on your planet. It is the beginning of the release of higher patterns and frequencies, which will benefit you in the times to come.

We are with you in your dreams—and in the moment that you stretch your consciousness and use your intuition. We perceive it when you use higher consciousness to perceive and feel life differently or simply decide to go on with faith and love or belief in yourself. These are the moments when you are changing, tapping into the higher energies, and finding expression of your inner self. Often, these may feel like brief moments of resolution, the decision to move on with life in cheerful or optimist sense. But they are truly times of inner alignment when you are listening and feeling who you truly are. (They are moments of strong decision when you align with the light and motion of nature.)

For those on lower vibrations, it is the beginning of the end of a world driven by the desire to gain without taking satisfaction or expressing gratitude—and not using gains to benefit the inner self and the all. When gain is made by the inner self, it is usually expressed as generosity, love, kindness, and fair boundaries.

For many, it will become a time of awakening and remembering many gifts, which have not been used for eons. Once, many of you were like Merlin or the old, famous ones, who could change the course of time and various other events.  It is only the beginning of a magical world for you.

Q. Why does the energy feel unsettling and odd?

There are many layers of consciousness at this time, and they are swirling or moving to some degree. It can feel unsettling because you are in the midst of the ending of old world and the beginning of  a shift into a new world. Many layers of reality are intermeshed. For example, when you spiritually go to a higher level, you oscillate between the old reality and the new reality for a period of time until you master the higher frequency of the new reality—the new you.

You may have a space of feeling aligned and seeing the beauty and joy of the world. Later, you may react to the news or the pull of mass consciousness. Mastering the lower vibration by moving into a higher one is a necessary task.

Also, the markers of your world are diminishing. The seasons are changing, the weather is changing, and your lives are slowly moving into a new frame of reference.

Q. What are “markers”?

We can refer to a marker as the cycle of the sun and moon as well as the accepted holidays, which are based on this ancient calendar. Your planet is moving into a slightly different position, which affects the energies received from the sun and moon. As a result, your readings of the universe are not precisely correct.

All of the matter on your planet is responding differently. Many species have reappeared, plants and trees are growing differently, and the vibration of your planet is changing.,

Also, your social institutions such as church, school, and government are not the same. Holidays may change as this time ensues. If you wonder about the value of this, it’s much easier for everyone to change and seize the higher vibration when everything does not run and proceed as it once did.

Q. Why can’t we feel more of the positive influences?

Many people are not connected with the earth, and there is a strong call from nature. When you attune with this energy, you activate other energies, which connect to the inner self. The moments of chaos in your “world” call for connection with the heart and a focus of consciousness on peace and love.

Understand you no longer need continual broadcasts and updates on what is supposedly happening in the outer world. You are asked to create a simpler life and to find answers within the inner self.  These answers will help with adjustment and creation of a new world that is more in alignment with you.

Think of how the earth feels when thousands gather and indulge in lower emotions or throw trash on the earth. It is not positive or healing. Yet, people miss it. In truth, they miss the diversion, and lower diversions are ending although this will take time.

Sit and be still. Feel your inner gifts, your heart, and your abilities. Find a place of happiness within you. When many people do this, you create a wave of light, which can align you with a far better reality. It’s time tuning into new energies that bring transformation and healing.

Q. What is the best way to live and grow?

Take joy in open moments when the vibrations are high. Rest between tasks and go outdoors often so the body can absorb the new energies, which are more easily received from the earth. Walk and look at the sky.

You know you’re connected when you become more intuitive and suddenly “know” answers in your heart. There is no other path to wisdom. You also notice the beauty. New energy exudes from the earth, and it is here to help you in many ways. Instead of fighting against the new stillness, move into it. Slowing down in this way helps in realizing your right place of being and place in the world.

You can also learn to observe yourself and change your immediate future by learning to identify your negative beliefs that limit your lives. In place of fear, see answers. In place of lack, see monetary abundance, in place of loss of relationships, create loving relationships in your mind. Make the habit so strong that new images replace the old ones. Practice with this technique.

It’s how you move into a higher place in consciousness. For example, if you create a feeling of being loved by others, you are now a person who lives in a state of love, If you attract financial prosperity, you are now a person who does not worry about running out of money.

New thoughts and actions reshape your consciousness and your beliefs. Of course, this will change your behavior. If you attract love, you become aware of how you repel it and/or how you do or say the wrong thing. As a natural result, you correct the course of your life by becoming a new person who is closer to who you truly are.

Q. Where should we put our focus?

Welcome the shadows when they occur. They teach you where to seek change and create a higher vision. They give impetus for physical, emotional, and spiritual change. Knowing what you don’t want, the energies, which are dissonant, and the patterns, which are uncomfortable, give information on how and where to grow.

Work and learn the opposite sensations of pressures of life and the darkness of the self. If you can’t speak up, practice new words and feelings. If you can’t act, envision it. Create new ways of interacting with life until they become your new way of seeing and feeling all that is around you.

It is a way of cultivating higher energies and frequencies, which are the missing puzzle piece for you. It may seem contradictory to look at the shadows and darkness in your life, but, if you do this by believing you can change yourself and your life, it is very helpful.

See the good qualities in yourself and others. Take time to interact with the beauty of life, which is partially about placement of consciousness. Make a decision to feel and live more—even in partial isolation.

Stay flexible with your schedule. Alter it often to see what works best for you in the new world.

Make time for inner and outer work. Pay attention when you feel joy or freedom. Repeat the aspects of life that deliver this. It’s how you move into higher consciousness and discover more of who truly are.  (The energies are quite supportive of this.)

 

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.

 

 

When The World Feels Strange

Why does everything feel strange?
Everything feels strange because we are moving through a dispensation of light, which will last another 5-10 years. We’re between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius when light rains down on the planet—and the Precession of Ages, a 26,000 year cycle.
We’re also moving through a cleansing and reveal of truth (both darkness and light) on this planet. Currently, we’re in an eclipse cycle that heightens emotions, and there are aspects with Eris, which bring discord.
For awakened people like you, it means moving more deeply into the inner self and radiating a higher vibration whenever possible. We can also radiate peace and love whenever possible.
Why does the energy feel so strong?
In the Aquarian Age, we become enlightened as a collective, meaning we feel the joined energy of everyone. The collective energy amplifies feelings and thoughts. We have a choice of choosing the higher or lower collective, and we have a choice about personal alignment.
The group initiative means we feel everyone else. On certain days, we are together in the light. When we’re not aligned with the inner self, we can feel everyone else’s shift. We also feel mass consciousness at the grocery store, when watching the news or scrolling through social media. (We consistently experience oscillation between light and darkness.) By anchoring in the heart or the inner self, we stay centered and balanced. (It’s one of the many lessons.)

One day, I feel fine. The next day, I feel terrible, tired, or emotional. What’s causing this?

There’s definitely an unsettled feeling. Oddly, we may feel it more when we’re very connected. Our inner awareness and intuition bring heightened awareness of change.

Earth is raising her frequency and pivoting between several physical points on her axis. (No, it’s not a polar shift.) The old points of alignment feel good to our bodies. The new points of alignment bring in an entirely different energy. The shift of the earth causes changes in the cycle of life. The days are longer, and the shadows look different. Everything is growing at an accelerated rate. There are significant changes with animals and birds.

The earth exudes a rhythm, which we feel physically and emotionally. The rhythm is interrupted as the earth rocks on her axis. Hypothetically, the motion occurs to shake up old patterns and help in raising our vibration. (Be patient. Everyone is adjusting.)

The new energy can feel exhilarating or exhausting. It depends on what we’re doing, the placement of our consciousness, and our overall frequency. The energy also brings awareness of health issues, emotional/mental patterns for clearing.

On the positive side, it’s much easier to manifest when “material” reality is unstable. Energy flows more easily and adapts to new forms. The important part is taking time to sit, center, and focus on visualization. (It also helps to walk and garden.) And there are also moments of feeling divinely connected.

Are there other reasons for feeling weird?

Yes. the energy is changing rapidly and radically. Aspects with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are about creating a new structure in life (and in the world), revealing suppressed darkness, and finding the power for transformation. Light workers are only beginning to learn how to work together on a collective level; it requires all of our skills and love.

We’re dealing with our darkness and light—and seeing more about the political, economic world. In the big picture, it helps in creating a vision for a better world as well as learning how to send light to one another.

NOTE: Recent astrological charts presented aspects to help in becoming aware of karma as well as mystical, healing aspects that require opening to love. It’s wonderful, but it’s not always easy!

What can I do about it?

Hang on for the ride. Accept the ups and downs. Nurture yourself on tired days and achieve on good days. Understand the rhythms of the energy. Nothing lasts forever; it changes from day to day.

Check in with your inner self. Ask if today is a good day for errands, emails, new clients, or deep talks. Make the physical body stronger and spend time observing the flow of nature. Feel your flow. Trust that we’re moving into a time of greater love. (Don’t worry about the people who don’t feel the fluctuations or step into awakening. Stay centered and trust your inner self.)

Make time to open up to your inner nature through meditation, and listen to the universe!

 

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

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

Message from the Wolves

Physically, I am far away from the wolves, but they never leave me completely. I feel their thoughts at night in my dreams, and I hear their voices when I move into passion and pursue the desires of my soul.

In my darkest moments, I remember all that I have overcome with their help, and my spirit is lifted as I lean on their strength. In my bright moments, they tell me about the world, myself, and the future. I’m always thrilled when I have a message to share, and I hope you can feel the wolves as you read their words.

Here’s their message.

We are everywhere, and we see much. We appear in many dreams, and we shape the future from your consciousness. It is your awareness of right/wrong, balance/imbalance, and desire for independence that shapes the world.

You may wonder how your consciousness shapes the world. Think of it as one big dream with every sentient being contributing to the overall picture of life. Your dreams, longings, desires, and the pulse of your heart – and our heart and others – contribute to the shaping of the world.

There are factors, which make your dream stronger or weaker such as belief, inner power and strength, the process of visualization, and openness to reception of higher energies. Many higher energies are coming into the sphere of your planet. It is part of the reason that your energy runs high and low, sometimes with periods of exhaustion as the body adjusts to the information.

It’s a huge shift on your planet, which will continue for several years. Nature is making her voice heard, your way of life is changing, and you are beginning to know more about your soul. You are always learning, but the curve is more pronounced—and there are many choices about light and darkness.

Nature is changing herself, and everything in your world is changing. Nature is moving into a higher vibration. When she moves into a higher vibration, all of those who are in alignment must do the same. It is what we referred to earlier as crossing the bridge. If you want to cross the bridge, you must change.

Many of the changes are not yet evident to you. The moon rises high in the sky at different times, the shapes of leaves are subtly changing, the weather patterns are in flux, and the air is different with a slightly higher oxygen level.

Deep down, you dreamed this. You dreamed of a time when nature could reassert her beauty and balance, and you dreamed that you would be part of it. You also dreamed that you would have meaningful work, and, for many of you, this is coming as the old forms of the world fade away and take on a new shape.

Yes, it takes time, but you are moving in this direction.

Tell me more about the forces of light.

You already know about them.

Each of you has felt them—the moments that sparkle with beauty and life and the moments when you wish something that is mundane or small, which takes form immediately. However, humans tend to minimize this. They are not big believers in miracles, but this will change.

Magic is encompassing the world and its weaving is everywhere. The stars are awakening, and the earth is awakening. And you are next if you choose to cross the bridge.

For those of you who are awake, you have glimpsed the feeling or the visuals of the future—and the future you. It always feels strange to go back and forth between 2 realities, yet it is the fabric of spiritual evolution. Soon, you will have more power(s), which will help with life.

There are many changes, which are not yet perceived. Light floods your planet, the energy of the earth is changing radically, and there is a new energy, which is coming into your planet.

Can you explain more?

We will talk about the earth. As you know, the earth has energy meridians, ley lines, power points, and sacred sites. These are points of concentrated energy. Cities are often built on specific ley lines, and sacred ceremonies occur on power points. There are also negative points, but we will talk about the positive ones for the moment.

For several centuries, these are known points. As the earth changes, some of inactive ley lines and geographical points are becoming reactivated. So, you are receiving very different kinds of energy. A good example is your description of the wheel of energies, representing each age of 2,000 years, with spokes that close after the age is in full force and open 2,000 years later for next age.

For those who have moved through spiritual initiations, this is a known truth. A similar event is occurring on the earth in the fabric of physical matter. Obviously, it is a great deal of energy, and it will take time for your spirit and bodies to adjust.

I assume it’s a welcome change.

It is of great benefit because there are hidden energies, which are treasures, in the changing of the earth. The new light lifts them to the surface. When you perceive the shift in the light, it enlightens both the body and soul.

For the past few years, spiritual energy determined the frequency of the earth. The earth’s frequency is now rising, and it’s up to meet and engage with it. This is also part of the reason for changes in land masses, including floods, change in weather patterns, etc. Of course, animals and plants recognized it some time ago.

The change is wonderful for people who want to awaken and live in the light; it’s not so easy for people who don’t’ want to change and/or turn inward. They will feel confused, angry, or depressed by the shift. Having said this, it is wise to determine to focus your perception on the shift. There is much you can perceive intuitively.

All of the ley lines and power points were “open” during the magical times of the earth.

Why is this happening?

You already know, but the knowledge has not become clear. Endings are beginnings, and beginnings are endings. In the first beginning, you aligned your spiritual self with the physicality of the earth. Now, you must do it again to rise out of the lower vibrations of this current “dream” of life.

It is more than a dream. It is a grand opportunity to find your gifts, manifest, and live in peace—and as one with every component of the earth while maintaining connection with the heart and inner self.

It is a metamorphosis, and that’s all to be said at this point.

What can we do with this energy?

Walk, stay outside, and garden. Notice the flowers and trees.

Come back into miracle perception. Life is a miracle when you live in the right way.

Find your faith. Know that there is great light in this physical existence. Know it takes time to come together with a collective vibration. BE in a state of faith, and you will find it.

Believe in yourself and your inner power. WE are with you.

 

 

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/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.

Summer Solstice: Substantial Shift in Energy

Midsummer’s Night evokes images of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, walking amidst forest creatures as she stirs magic in the heart of humans. Summer solstice is a mystical time. Solstices and equinoxes create a doorway into the spiritual world that can heighten evolution, which helps in raising our energy to a higher vibration. The solstice brings an influx of light, which can literally illuminate dreams and desires. (We can “see” the light of the solstice as illuminating our dreams/desires and bringing them into form.)

The summer solstice chart includes both excellent and challenging aspects. We’re experiencing a carry-over from Monday’s Full Moon when it was conjunct Galactic Center. There is the unusual and uplifting aspects of Jupiter (good fortune) conjunct Galactic Center. (Some astrologers believe Galactic Center represents light, love, and the quantum field—the place of grace, mysticism, and the “good” in life.) Additionally, the light and intensity of Monday’s full moon will carry over into the forecast.

With Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aquarius, thought is illuminated, increasing access to the higher mind. Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are in air signs, stimulating mentality and the higher mind. It’s important to take time to meditate and stay in a calm state of mind for good discernment when the mind moves rapidly. Venus sits in Gemini, and emphasis on the mind can it (too) easy to confuse other people’s thoughts and mental state with our own.

Mercury (thought) is placed in Cancer, an emotional, water sign, and this placement can lead to strong emotional reactions and confusing thoughts and feelings. For example, we may think of someone from the past and feel angry or sad—when the true message concerns a higher state of mind.

Challenging…But Ultimately Fulfilling

Sometimes, we have to endure obstacles to align with the inner self, but I’ve never known anyone who regretted the decision. The challenging aspects of a chart can gift wisdom, insight, and understanding. Such is the case with oppositions between Mercury and Mars and Saturn and Pluto.

Mercury (thought) and Mars (action, energy) are both in Cancer, stimulating strong emotions. The planets are in opposition to Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration, subconscious). Saturn and Pluto want us to see where our lives are aligned with our inner self. Mars is emotional in Cancer, and it tends to express lower emotions such as blame or anger when confronted with the larger plan. (Many students have written and asked about the part of the self that sabotages their efforts. It’s easy to see at this point because of the oppositions between Mars (energy, action in life) and Mercury (thought) with Saturn (time, karma) and Pluto (regeneration). The real point is to align our lives with the inner self in a new, wonderful way.)

Saturn and Pluto are much stronger in this chart than Mercury and Mars in Cancer. Saturn (limitation, karma) can operate as an instructor who indicates the best alignment for our path, and Pluto tends to demonstrate the darkness of others, the world, or the self in our lives.  If we permit it, the two planets can pull us through patterns such as self-sabotage, self-indulgence, and lack of discipline. By releasing some of these characteristics, we can open to Galactic Center and the power of the solstice. (It’s a wonderful to begin devotion to meditation, a new endeavor, or to develop a gift.)

Additional Aspects

Venus (love, relationships) in Gemini increases mental activity. Venus in Gemini is intense about social interaction, interested in widening her romantic and social circle, and riveted by mental activity. However, it’s easy to miss the depth and meaning of life when experiencing a social whirlwind. The other half of the message involves slowing down and feeling the true energies of the others and the beauty of the world in the summer months.

Venus opposes Jupiter (good fortune), hinting at the importance of taking life slowly and finding answers with the heart—not the mind. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can increase our ability to see beauty in life but can cause confusion in separating fact and fantasy.

Saturn (limitation, karma) conjuncts Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). It’s a powerful duo, working together to bring power into our lives and to teach proper application. Saturn wants perfection and continual do-overs, and Pluto pushes achievement. They cycle back and forth, tearing down and building up. (It’s a long-term influence that can recreate our lives in a higher form or bring alignment with the excesses of the ego.)

Mercury (mind, communications) trines Neptune (mysticism, illusion), bringing the rational and intuitive mind in union and heightening creative abilities. Venus (love, relationships) squares Neptune, which may bring misconceptions and delusions about love. Mars (action, male) trines Neptune, and the aspect heightens sensitivity and sympathy for others. Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares Neptune, which can lead us astray, taking us out of practical routines and into unrealistic expectations. (Stay slow and steady.)

Sun squares Chiron (wounded healer), indicating mental activity may move in the opposite direction of healing. Many aspects in the chart hint at healing through self-observation, a slower, insightful pace, and a desire to see through illusion and focus on truth.

Tips:

  1. Jupiter’s alignment with Galactic Center brings love, light, and expansion.
  2. Many planets in air (mind) can increase mental activity. Work to center on the heart and locate the higher mind. (This aspect can also align us with the nervousness and agitation of others. Notice this and pull back into the self.)
  3. Saturn (limitation, time) and Pluto (underworld, transmutation) want a discovery of how our personal programs lack alignment with the inner self as well as a meaningful shift in the right direction.
  4. Neptune (mysticism, idealism) clouds the overall picture with illusion, heightened intuition, and beauty. Discernment is necessary.
  5. It is a chart that can bring evolution. Nature and the spiritual world will be open and cooperative on the solstice.

 

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.

Moving through Change and Transition

In this New Age, we are always moving through transition of some kind. It may be a new job, relationship, or location–or it may simply involve aligning with a higher frequency.

It’a always possible to make change easier through meditation and alignment with the Universe.

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

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