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Finding Stillness in the Inner Self

 

Meditation brings a point of connection with the universe—the divine stillness. Everything ceases its motion in the exchange between our human self and soul. Beauty pours into our awareness. Physical sensations calm, and emotions become joyful as thought ceases. The illusion ends temporarily along with the sensation of cascading from one task to another. Light fills our countenance, altering and smoothing our vibrations and moods.

The stillness refers to an illuminated state, the search for light and a response from the universe. With practice, the energetic exchange can come on a daily basis—giving insight and inspiration to our daily lives. In the stillness, the heart speaks with a soft voice. It provides gentle guidance, which often feels like positive preferences or inclinations to move through life more softly (a slower pace.) From this point, emotions and thoughts become quiet. Intuition grows like the soft light dawn, illuminating the passage of our spiritual quest.

Often, we can feel the answers within us—even if we lack the knowledge of “how” to find the way. By meditating on the feeling of the calm (and unknown) answer, we find our way. We learn to substitute calm for agitation and how to push away negative thoughts and emotions until we find our true understanding about them. The stillness usually gives a feeling before it brings an answer. By meditating on the feeling, we essentially ask for more knowledge about the answers.

The same is true with gifts. We find our gifts by taking one step at a time toward the illumination of the true self and following our passion instead of pushing it away. There is also a quality of trust. It’s important to trust the information received in meditation and to believe in our power to bring it to fruition.

Life involves a dance between the True Self and the Not Self (the part of us that lives life in a way that we don’t like.) Meditation on the still point leads us into discovering our true feelings and preferences so we can take proper action. It also reveals the peaceful, joyful feelings of the true self, which are always present if we stay with our work—even when it takes longer than we would like.

Tips:

  1. It’s helpful to recall the state of connection before meditating.
  2. When emotions are wild or discordant, acknowledge it. Imagine pink or light blue light pouring into your emotions and the perception of your problem. Focus on how you feel when life goes well.
  3. Trust your ability to tap into the stillness and find answers.
  4. Observe when the mind chatters or focuses on problems. Problems often change when we admit our real feelings and involvement.
  5. Believe in your power to commit to change.
  6. Imagine your life moving in a peaceful flow.
  7. It’s a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. Energy vacillates. You will experience highs and lows. It’s part of the human condition. Send love to lows and give gratitude for breakthroughs.

 

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 and Partial Solar Eclipse Forecast

 

The New Moon appears on July 12 at 10:47 pm. It’s a Super New Moon, meaning that the moon is very close to the earth, and the darkness or void – associated with this moon phase – will feel more profound than usual. It’s a complex chart with challenges, positive and harmonizing aspects such as a Grand Trine, and many retrograde planets.

A partial solar eclipse on the evening of July 13 adds to the intensity. Eclipses act as a reset, an opportunity to align with the intentions of the inner self. Our energy goes on and off with the motion of the sun/moon. It’s a bit like throwing a circuit breaker. (Fortunately, we can focus and intend the placement of our consciousness for the reboot.)

Sun and Moon

Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) are placed on the same degree of Cancer, a water sign ruling the sea, the home, and the mother.  Self-nourishment, reflection, security, and the flow of feminine energy are positive qualities that are amplified by Sun/Moon in Cancer. Sun and Moon trine (harmonious) Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion), encouraging positive waves of emotion.

Sun and Moon oppose Pluto, planet of the subconscious, power, and transmutation. This challenging aspect brings awareness of oppression, strong (sometimes inappropriate) emotions, and manipulation (Plutonian qualities). By discovering and acting on our ability to move through the aspects of life that cause suffering, we can transform our lives.

Awakening involves awareness of the painful memories and patterns in life. It’s necessary to confront and heal old wounds to move fully into the light. The process requires courage, but it also opens life to light and love.

(For example, childhood trauma can result in specific limitations, but we can understand that our emotions and thoughts create repetitive situations and patterns. through heightened awareness, we can change our thoughts and emotions. This type of work alters the self, which can result in transformation.)

Thoughts and Actions

Mercury (mind, communications) sits in Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart. This placement causes strong, passionate thoughts, which are not always appropriate. Speaking from the heart – or about passionate quests – requires reflection to be clearly understood by others. It’s important to cool down the drama and think about the perception/feelings of the other person before sending an email, making a phone call, or sharing frank thoughts and feelings.

Additionally, Mercury squares (tension) Mars, making it more difficult to align thought and action. (Squares can help in overcoming personal limitations; the pressure can push us through a lack of perception.) Mercury squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), and this aspect emphasizes the importance of contemplating strong feelings and thoughts to discover the intention beneath them (intention, anger, fear, or the inner self) before taking action.

Mars (male, assertion, action) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign that prefers thought to action. (Mars is all about action.) This placement can cause thoughts  to build within, creating chaotic reactions and unsure actions. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune), indicating much thought and little action are not conducive to positive change. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), evoking strong, sudden action in response to unexpressed feelings and emotions. (Take time to think of the best way to express feelings and thoughts – and refrain from acting spontaneously on strong emotions.)

Both Mercury (thought) and Mars (action) are in fixed signs, increasing the likelihood of acting on old patterns or remaining inflexible with other people’s point of view. Mercury in Leo tends to focus on thoughts pertaining to personal feelings, and Mars in Aquarius is humanitarian but not always open to a larger point of view or a different possibility. By developing a greater awareness of the need for flexibility, it’s possible to work through the potential tension and conflict of the opposition between the two signs.

Venus: Love Leads the Way

Venus is placed in Virgo, represented by the virgin and/or high priestess. In this earth sign, Venus — ruler of the feminine, love, and material goods — is grounded and giving. Venus forms a Grand Trine with Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (sudden, awakening), which helps to lift the entire chart.

Grand Trines aid with manifestation and aligning with the positive side of life. Venus deepens love, heightens awareness of beauty, and makes live feel soft and sweet. When Saturn is in positive aspect, it provides patience, insight over the passage of time, and structure, particularly with relationships. Uranus (awakening) always wants freedom and change, and it does provide an opportunity to create happiness with others without feeling encumbered.

Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio moved direct on July 10. During a retrograde, we learn through review and reflection. When a planet moves direct, it’s time to apply what we’ve learned. Jupiter aids the process with a beautiful trine with Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which increases optimism, hope, and beliefs involved with making a difference in the world.

Saturn

Saturn (time, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), giving space and help in integrating the desired changes and transformation needed by mankind. This aspect creates fluidity with change and alignment with the new and old worlds.

Retrogrades

Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron are retrograde. With many planets in retrograde, we tend to feel less of the conflict of the outer world, which can be restful. It is a time to relax and push less than in an active time, but it’s equally important to continue our pursuit on the spiritual path on a regular basis. In this way, we’re prepared for the next active phase, which comes in early fall.

Summary

  • Sun and Moon in Cancer indicate the importance of self-nurturing and cultivating positive emotions. Trines with Jupiter (good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism) encourage expansion of the self and creativity.
  • Sun and Moon oppose Pluto. The opposition heightens awareness of blocks and wounds. Through heightened awareness, it may be possible to transform pain into freedom. (The positive aspects with Jupiter/Neptune and Grand Trine with Venus offer relief and resolution.)
  • Mercury and Mars add confusion to the chart. Mercury (mind) in Leo thinks emotionally and passionately instead of wisely. Mars (action) wants to think and ponder instead of taking right action. It’s a muddle, but we can meditate for answers. (Mars is retrograde, and Mercury will move into retrograde soon. These energies persist for several weeks.)
  • Venus (love, relationships) forms beautiful geometry with Saturn (time, karma) and Uranus (awakening). The trine is in earth, which is stabilizing, and Venus acts with wisdom to create freedom in this equation.
  • With many planets in retrograde, it’s important to find balance between motivating and restful experiences. Balance becomes increasingly important as we move into the New Age.
  • This New Moon is a super moon, meaning the moon is close to the earth. When it’s dark, it’s wise to use our light to increase personal vitality, meditate deeply, and work on the self as opposed to the world. (The energy will shift within a week, and we can return to “lighting” up the world.)

Sabian Symbols from Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Cancer 21, “A Prima Donna Singing”. The image evokes the image of a wildly talented woman singing. It can also represent a demanding person who always wants praise and reassurance. On the higher level, it speaks about the testing of our talents and gifts. True gifts are shared by opening the heart and releasing inhibitions about others.

Mercury sits on Leo 18, “A Chemist Conducts An Experiment For His Students”. Chemistry can refer to alchemy, the use of natural elements and materials in a laboratory where manipulation leads to new and better products. We manipulate our environment in a positive sense through consciousness and awareness. The symbol hints at the importance of using the mind to accomplish this.

Venus is placed on Virgo 4, “Black and White Children Playing Happily Together.” At first glance, the symbol refers to the balance of duality (yin, yang/black, white, etc). It can also denote the importance of love in overcoming differences and creating universal harmony.

Mars is on Aquarius 8, “Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures on Display”.  Wax figures are often superficial representations of true people. The symbol asks that we move completely into our true presence as opposed to a presenting a beautiful or acceptable image.

Jupiter sits on Scorpio 14, “Telephone Lineman at Work Installing New Connections.” This is a fabulous symbol because Jupiter plays a strong role in the overall chart. New Connections refer to how we communicate intuitively with one another – and the universe. It’s about expansion of group consciousness in the New Age.

 

 

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.

5 Exercises for Positive Change and Increased Awareness

Image by Regina Allard

You can improve your life in a few days or weeks by repeating 1 or more of the exercises on a daily basis. As your emotions and thoughts alter, your life will change and move into a higher frequency.

True spiritual work is a short cut. The higher vibrations are more powerful than those encountered in daily life, and they have the potential to cut through karma (accumulated negativity and blocks) quickly. When you’re open to spiritual energy and free of old patterns, you have the freedom to create a better, happier life.

Here are the exercises. Feel free to edit and improvise.

  1. Focus on 4 or 5 happy memories. It’s best to choose memories that are associated with a time when you were in the flow of life and experiencing a sense of strong connection. Focus on each of the memories for about 30-60 seconds. After several practice periods, the happy feeling should stay with you for an hour or more. (This exercise is a personal favorite.)
  2. Think about what you like about yourself. Look at your accomplishments. Notice what you like about your body. Note your good qualities that you share with your friends, loved ones, and the world. Notice your light.
  3. Open your heart. Imagine a huge ray of beautiful pink light moving into your heart chakra. Feel your heart expand and accept the universal love. Contemplate the beauty of a boundless love and light that wants to support you and help you in life.
  4. Send light to your problems. Feel them fade away in the light. Notice the difference in how you feel about life. (You may feel more courage, ease, or calm.) Imagine a future version of yourself with the problem resolved.
  5. Become more aware of yourself. Focus your consciousness on your hands and feet while performing routine tasks. Feel your physical body. Become very present. Notice how awareness of the present moment and the physical world expands your consciousness and brings you into awakening.

 

 

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 Moon Forecast: Integration

 

The Full Moon appears on June 28. It’s known as the Strawberry Moon, a time of picking berries. It’s also called the Honey Moon as marriages under the Cancer Sun are known to be particularly fertile. The Full Moon confers fertility, germination, and aids with manifestation for approximately 10 days.

It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart. It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart.Thankfully, it’s not as intense as the solstice or previous new moon, but this chart delivers many aspects through the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) that we will feel on a personal level. it’s also a contradictory with chart with alternating energies from Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (karma, limitation.)

This week, the Sun is in Cancer, ruler of the fourth house. The water sign of Cancer brings a focus on home life, emotions and the subconscious mind—and their relationship with spirituality. (Water can represent devotion and nurturing as Cancer is the mother of the All. Think of the world in full bloom.)

Sun trines (harmonious) Jupiter, bringing a feeling of optimism, joy, and positive luck. Sun (life, light) opposes Saturn in Capricorn, and this can cause feelings of limitation and loss of enthusiasm about life. However, it’s possible to use the opposition to overcome emotional blocks and patterns to feel hopeful about a new future, particularly with Jupiter’s influence.

Moon (emotions, inner self) is in Capricorn, putting an emphasis on structure and foundation as opposed to lush growth. Moon in Capricorn can cause a desire for efficiency, order, and practical matters, but it’s important to feel and express emotion as indicated with the Cancer Sun. Expression of emotion is part of life, and there’s a tendency with Capricorn to focus on order, business, and the next thing to do – when it may be more important to give attention to the heart. Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), bringing a harmonious, unconventional creativity to the surface with a desire for the new and unknown.

Mercury is in Cancer, causing thoughts to bring up a great deal of emotion. Mercury will move into Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart, in a day or two, and our thoughts will move to our more passionate quests. Currently, Mercury (thought) squares (tension) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), eliciting unusual thoughts which may or may not be aligned with our purpose. Mercury opposes (tension between 2 sets of thoughts/feelings) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which tends to increase the pressure of conflicting thoughts, can make us feel torn between two possible realities. (Align with the inner self and rise above the conflict.)

Venus (love, material possessions) in Leo is opposite Mars in Aquarius, which may make it more difficult to bring male/female parts of the self together in harmony. Venus wants fiery passion, and Mars (male, masculine) wants detachment. Venus squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio, which can give a tendency for self-indulgence instead of needed self-discipline.

Mars in Aquarius is currently retrograde, which can dilute physical energy and drive. It’s important to focus on activities, which give vitality and strength with Mars retrograde. It’s equally important to remain consistent with work and other activities as Mars retrograde lessens our overall energy. Mars squares Jupiter, bestowing energy and drive. It also tends to cause aggression so wait to express discontent. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and this aspect tends to cause erratic actions from misreading energy or misunderstanding a greater concept. (Contemplate for a day or two before taking action.)

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which is very helpful. This aspect combines Jupiter’s qualities of luck, expansion, and optimism with Uranus’ better qualities of new paradigms and ideals including communications, electronics, and the New Age. This is a very uplifting aspect, which significantly raises the energy of the chart.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (underworld, subconscious). Neptune can dissolve aspects of outer life like the drip of water on a rock. In this case, Neptune can break our habits and patterns of life to help bring pathways for new understandings and discoveries.

Chiron, The Wounded Healer

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Saturn (karma) square Chiron, which creates tension between our life, emotions, and past karma as we attempt to move into unconditional love and universal healing. Sometimes, simply knowing the feelings or sensations that block healing are a gift. Mercury (communications) trines Chiron, meaning that voicing the feelings in our heart can help to heal our old wounds and doubts.

Planet Retrograde

Time will slow substantially with many planets in retrograde. Mars (male, assertion, physical energy), Jupiter (expansion) Saturn (karma, limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation) are all in retrograde.

It’s an excellent time to keep a steady eye on our goals, dreams, and plans, but it’s not a time to move forward quickly and forcefully. With retrogrades, it’s helpful to stay steady, gentle, and patient. It’s a wonderful practice for the inner life!

NOTES:

  1. With the full moon chart, we’re integrating many parts of the self. For example, we may feel joyous and expansive and/or introverted and shy, depending on the reception of a particular planet’s energy. The challenge lies in determining how we feel within ourselves by handling the influences in a way that promotes inner growth.
  2. There’s a strong emphasis on emotion. The challenge lies in expressing our feelings from our heart with clarity and truth. Our awareness of feelings is part of awakening because our feelings become stronger as we move into the light.
  3. Jupiter (good fortune) bestows happy, light energy, which can help with moving through the challenges of the chart. Neptune (mysticism) helps in dissolving old patterns. (Let them go and find a new way!)
  4. The retrograde planets will slow our plans, but we can also use the energy to enjoy a balance between summer fun and our goals in life.

 

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.

 

Working with Light

 

Light and love are always the answer. They hold the highest vibrations on the planet. If we call on the light, the universe answers. But it’s easier to access “light” by using specific techniques.

Light responds differently with specific situations and meditations. These brief exercises work well for a variety of a problems, including receiving more enlightenment and understanding. When we see and feel life differently, it often alters into a higher vibration—and brings more positive outcome.

 

Here are a few tips.

  1. Come to center and find inner self on a daily basis. Meditation helps in finding the true self. From this place, wisdom, self-love, and peace flow. The answer is in the center; it feels simple and true when you find it. (It’s easiest to call in the light by becoming still. It’s helpful to pull inward to feel the inner self. )
  2. Put your attention on happiness. Happiness—like all inner states—requires attention and contemplation. (It’s actually a habit.) Notice all of the things, which bring happiness in your life. Listen to your voice to see if it conveys happiness. Notice your feelings when you look at objects, read emails, or travel short distances. Make a conscious effort to expand and find happiness throughout the day.
  3. Peace acts like a river; it eases and soothes emotion. There are no thoughts when we align with peace, only stillness. Imagine experiencing peace before/after others attempt to pull us into drama. (As our energy level heightens, others try to pull you into their drama. By detaching from their drama and visualizing a happy outcome, we can return to place of peace.
  4. Know that life moves in a cyclical pattern, marked by highs and lows. The challenge lies in finding and observing the pattern, altering emotions, and making “center” or the true self more important than the feelings and situation.
  5. Conflicting thoughts comprise part of spiritual growth. It’s how we put ourselves together and resolve the many parts of the self. When the answer comes, it will be simple. It will resonate with the inner self. Until this time comes, notice the feelings. It’s okay to feel two, conflicting emotions and/or thoughts. Eventually, the thoughts do bring resolution and wholeness.
  6. Pull the mind away from upsetting thoughts and situations. Return to the heart. Practice meditation to return to center, then visualize a positive outcome in a place of stillness.
  7. Know the process is working, and the universe wants to help. While many of these tips and exercises are not logical, they follow spiritual law. Our visualizations thoughts, and emotions alter the course of life because they invoke—and the most  powerful part of our inner 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.

Summer Solstice

Image by Phillipe Fernadez

A Midsummer’s Night Dream recalls the magic of the longest day of the year when fairies interact with mortals, and the earth lies green and fertile. This year’s solstice chart offers a different magic that comes from expansion into the inner self – if we overcome a few challenges, which is a perpetual theme in these days of change.

A Grand Trine, which accelerates our power to bring dreams into form, is found between Mercury (thought), Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Grand Trines bring harmonious energies through expression of positive emotion. When we guide our thoughts to elicit aligned emotions, they can be amplified into physical form. There is also a dreaminess in this geometric aspect– an element of mystery and beauty through the involvement of Neptune, which rules the seas of emotion, collective consciousness, and the mystical essence of beauty and art.

The Grand Trine gives a space to pull into the inner self and connect to the Divine when traveling through the pressure of the Grand Square, which causes tension between Venus (love, relationships), Mars (action, male), Jupiter (good fortune), and Uranus (sudden change, awakening). Squares also give insights about the repetitive nature of reaction and personal tendencies when feeling pressure and tension. Through observation and awareness, we can break through patterns and find freedom and strength. (It’s not just about creating – it’s also about releasing our limitations.)

Sun (self, life) is on the last degree of Gemini, an air sign ruling the mind, short journeys, and siblings. At this pivotal point, it is a few hours from stationing in Cancer, a water sign ruling fertility, the home, and the feminine in the role of the mother. Sun opposes Saturn (karma, limitation), suggesting the need to build self-confidence, overcome obstacles, and commit to inner/outer work.

Moon (emotions) is in Libra, an air sign ruling beauty, harmony, and justice. The most exquisite flowers come from seeds planted on a Libra moon. This placement sets the tone of emotion for the overall chart, and Libra can convey a feeling of balance and objectivity.  Moon sextiles Venus (love, relationships), increasing our ability to experience positive emotions in relationships. Moon trines (harmonious) Mars (male, action), and this aspect expands the potential of combining the right emotions with physical action. (We can flow into right action when emotionally aligned.)

Moon squares Mercury (communications), which can affect the emotional content of words and other communications—and cause tension when attempting to clearly speak and relate to others. Moon squares Saturn (karma, limitation), bringing personal, emotional limitations about relationships to the surface. Moon square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) intensifies emotions and need for control. (Keep in mind that control is ego-based; surrender leads to universal energies.)

Mercury (mind, communications) is in Cancer, a water sign, and there is a tendency for thoughts to evoke stronger emotions than usual. The mind is a tool for focusing attention, and the placement can be used as a means of focus on moments and memories, which hold harmony, happiness, and the realization of the inner self.  (When we think about these moments, our physical chemistry changes to reflect the harmony and create more of it in life.) This type of reflection can create harmony and expansion in life because of Mercury’s trine with Jupiter (expansion, growth) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion.)

Grand Square

Venus (love, relationships) in Leo is all about passion and the desire to feel red “hot” in areas of life that correspond with the heart. Venus is part of the Grand Square, and it is opposition (conflicting feelings) Mars (male, action); Venus squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Venus opposite Mars makes for uneven transactions between the male and female parts of the self.  Venus square Jupiter brings a lack of focus for work. Venus squares Uranus, it tends to blur the lines between good/bad in relationships. Strong but inaccurate perceptions can lead to sudden changes.

Despite the tense aspects, Venus is love, and part of spiritual growth involves growing past temporary difficulties and uneven perceptions. There is always a bigger, universal perception although it may involve boundaries, speaking the truth, or changing ourselves—and we grow tremendously when we slip into big love.

Mars (male, action) sits in Aquarius, an air sign ruling thought and group connection/consciousness. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune), and it can give courage and determination. It can also feel a bit obsessive and impulsive when taking action. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which causes erratic bursts of energy with a lack of thought about the outcome. (Sit with ideas and urges before taking action.)

Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), adding optimism, kindness, and a desire for spiritual pursuits to the mix of energies. Saturn (limitation, karma) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), expanding our ability to combine the new and old worlds within ourselves and group consciousness.

Planets in Retrograde

Neptune is now retrograde, which can act as a big plus for empaths and psychics. Neptune rules collective consciousness, the shared sea of emotional energy in which we swim together. When Neptune is indirect, we receive less collective information and instantly use our internal filter more effectively. The retrograde position can be helpful in seeing reality more clearly.

Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (karma, limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) are currently retrograde. For this reason, we won’t feel the strong pull of the outer planets as strongly as usual.

Notes:

  • The Grand Trine offers energy similar to opening a window and breathing the fresh air of spring. It is invigorating, hopeful, and offers the space to tune into higher vibrations – and to shape them into a wonderful, physical form. (As always, this requires work.) The Trine works with the concept of using the right thoughts to connect with images of expansion and abundance and pull them into physical form.
  • The Grand Square affects love (Venus), action (Mars), Jupiter (good fortune), and Uranus (sudden change, awakening). A Grand Square does cause stress; the object is to transcend it by finding the inner self and moving into a higher space of consciousness.
  • Many aspects are found with the Moon, the source of emotion and movement within the self. Oscillation is part of mastery. Observe whenever possible.
  • Solstices can be a door into the quantum field of consciousness where we find new answers, increase our light, and gain new perceptions about ourselves and the 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.

New Moon Forecast: Air and Duality

 

The New Moon appears on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:43 pm.  The energy feels particularly still and “void” because it is a Super New Moon. (Of course, the sky is completely dark.)  The chart asks us to rise above the rapidly changing currents of mind/emotion and align with the higher self whenever possible.

An emphasis on duality is found throughout the chart, and duality is resolved within the inner self. Sun and Moon are in the air sign of Gemini, symbolized by the twins, and ruling the mind and all forms of communication.  Air can refer to the lower or higher mind, and twins are a symbol of duality—representing the interplay of light and darkness. The element of air can also represent the quantum field, the instantaneous transfer of information from the cosmos into the personal mind that creates a gestalt moment of realization.

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) are conjunct or closely placed, heightening the stimulation of our mental processes. The conjunctions act as a catalyst for the mind, increasing our propensity to fire rapid thoughts. Discernment is the key to differentiate between meaningless and meaningful thoughts.  (Influences such as emotions, sensations, the energy fields of others, and the overall global frequency affect our thoughts.)

Sun and Moon square (tension) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), which can cause difficulty in separating fact and fiction–particularly with thoughts and feelings. When Neptune (water) squares a planet, it can feel like driving through fog. We can only see a few feet ahead, but we can “feel” our way home on an intuitive level. That’s the needed attitude for the next few days.

Mercury (mind, communications) is placed in Cancer, a water sign, which can hone our listening skills and increase our ability to listen intuitively. It’s a helpful placement, which can be used to “think” with the heart instead of the mind. Mercury is opposite Saturn (limitation, karma). Saturn often limits the concept of self, which can bring feelings of insecurity and/or self-doubt.  Mercury also sextiles (harmonious) Uranus, bringing harmony to the equation and giving greater access to the quantum, the place of angels, miracles, and love/light.

Venus (love, relationships) sits in Cancer, a water sign symbolizing the feminine, the mother, and the home. Venus is placed on mid-heaven, the apex of the chart, symbolizing how love can take us through the inherent challenges of life. Venus opposes Mars (male, action), inciting emotion and stirring up passion in an imperfect way. (This aspect is about NOT acting on passion – at least for a few days.) Venus also squares (tension) Uranus, which can amplify erratic feelings with the people who we love.

Mars in Aquarius expands thought although it rules action. Aquarius is an air sign, and it rules thought so it amplifies thought instead giving direction into clear action. Mars squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), and it stirs up physical energy and passion with a desire to act immediately. With the confusion shown throughout the chart, it’s best to wait to write that email and/or make a phone call. (It’s also a wonderful time to take a big step into an important project.) Mars also squares Uranus (awakening, sudden change), which makes it feel desirable to act on erratic impulses when it’s probably not the best decision.

Jupiter (good fortune) trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion). In Greek and Roman mythology, Jupiter and Neptune were two of the most powerful gods. When they align in positive aspect, it conveys a feeling of hope and optimism about the present and future, which is helpful! Saturn (karma, limitation, the past) trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, change), and this aspect aids in combining the knowledge of the past with the possibilities in the future—which creates a better “present” reality.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn square Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating that tensions in our lives, emotions, communications, and past may block healing for the moment. (These aspects can also make bring awareness of where healing is needed—and how.) Venus trines (harmonious) Chiron and appears as a shining light, a reminder that love can overcome the wounds in life and past lives as we continue through this process known as the New Age.

Notes:

  • Powerful aspects and placements are found in this chart, which can bring connection to the inner self. The focus on air (Sun, Moon, and Mars) and conjunction of Mercury with Sun and Moon, indicate the possibility of clear, transformative thoughts that can lead to awakening.
  • Thoughts and feelings are not always real. Sometimes, they are projections of other people, society at large, or the repetition of patterns of consciousness. The planets will stimulate every type of thought for the next few days. The challenge lies in discerning the source of thoughts by focusing on the heart and inner self.
  • Venus in Cancer sits on the mid-heaven, the high point of the chart. It opens the door to our hearts – and encourages us to remember the power of love and beauty.
  • A great deal of emotion is activated by this chart. While we may feel emotion quite strongly, it’s not the time to express our feelings or tell others what we think. (It needs to wait.) The erratic qualities in the chart will likely cause poor communication.
  • Jupiter and Neptune join together to create positive vibrations and send them our way. In one sense, there’s a message that we have what it takes to transcend the rough waves before reaching shore.
  • It’s definitely important to work with meditation to find the voice of the inner self and connect with the higher planes.

 

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.

10 Reasons to Manifest More!

 

Manifestation means consciously creating our life with an intention, visualization, and an accompanying feeling. The intention is the desire, which comes from the inner self. A visualization is composed of a crystal clear image, accompanied by a feeling representing the sensation of connection.

The sensation of connection is described as peace, love, fulfillment, or grace. Everyone has different words for it, but it is also the feeling of the heart—the opening of space to experience the universe, the One and All.

  1. It’s important because manifestation teaches how we hear, see, and feel our soul. It teaches differentiation between everyday life and the spiritual world. It gives hope, grace, and an amazing energy, which can be shared with others and the world.
  2. Love is the fabric of manifestation. If we create with the inner self, we must move into love by guiding it into form. (We exchange the old, erratic energy of negative creations for love when creating positive manifestations.)
  3. We become more conscious when we actively create. We are already creating subconsciously, but our tendency is repetition—and not always in a happy way. Positive visualizations and the development of a happier feeling actually raises our frequency. Life flows more smoothly from with a positive frequency.
  4. Awareness of our current process of creating soars when we hold positive images. Awareness is part of higher consciousness. When we are aware of how it feels to move out of higher consciousness, we can alter it. We begin to understand it’s not just life or other people. (Sometimes, it is other people and mass consciousness. But we can do something about it!)
  5. Successful manifestation comes from an universal connection. Positive manifestation comes from the inner self and source. It brings feelings of love, grace, and generosity. It moves us into a place of peace.
  6. We learn to trust and believe when we see our dreams and desires in material form. It’s easy to trust and believe when we see a manifestation in physical form. Also, there is that amazing rush of love!
  7. The beauty of the experience is a catalyst for creating good in the world. When we overcome fear, step into our heart felt desires, and see and feel the result of manifestation, we want it for everyone.
  8. Our awareness of universal laws is heightened. When we act on hunches, intuitions, and signs, we become more open to universal motion. We seek more experience and understanding.
  9. The universe opens us to new people, experiences, and heightened awareness. We feel, see, and sense more. We also sense more of the invisible world. The universe leads us into new situations and understanding.
  10. We understand that answers come from the inner self and the universe. This calm connection leads to self-realization and enlightenment. It also shifts the outcome in the material world.

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Manifestation begins with the desire to create a better life—and believing the universe wants to create it with us.

Stay with the thought of happy fulfillment along with a feeling of peace and love. It can take time to work through patterns and realistically envision the desired life. It’s a process, requiring patience and devotion.

It’s important to know the universe is powerful. As the connection grows stronger, the manifestation takes form—and life changes by moving into a higher frequency. We gain in light and love.

  • Begin with a 5-10 minute daily practice.
  • See the desired visualization several times each for a minute or two.
  • Focus on the feeling of relief, peace, and fulfillment after the manifestation is achieved.
  • Know periods of oscillation (up and down) occur. It’s natural.
  • Reflect on the universe and the power of connection.

 

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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.