Archive for Planetary Change

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.

 

New Moon Forecast

Image by Josephine Wall

The stars are bright in the dark velvet sky at the time of the New Moon on February 11 when we reach a pause—a stillness in the cycle that rules seas, emotions, and the patterns of expansion/contraction on earth. At this time, we move into the void before moving into another cycle of lunar light and darkness.

Like branches on a tree or the sounds of birds in air, there is movement everywhere like winds blowing from several directions at once. Aspects with air influence the mind, thought, and communication, and they change and alter with Uranus’s influence—with its up and down oscillation, a ride on a Ferris wheel that can be uplifting or exhausting. (The feelings and outcome are affected by our consciousness, karma, and thoughts, which alter the turn of the wheel.)

With six planets in Aquarius, it’s an airy forecast for the New Moon. Air rules the mind, visuals, the conception and repetition of thought. The sign of Aquarius influences humanitarian issues, brilliant insights, the collective, and also fixed views of life. Many planets placed in Aquarius square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) create tension and an erratic feeling, but Uranus also rules the higher mind, and it prefers shifts into expanded consciousness.

One of the most beneficial, astrological aspects—Venus (love) conjunct Jupiter (expansion)—is found in the chart. It acts as a reminder that any state of love—personal, universal, or the marvelous feeling, which comes with connection—can mitigate the strange Aquarian energy. Love brings us into present, it opens the heart, and it allows us to receive answers for the universe. Beyond this, it lifts our consciousness into a higher frequency where “reality” responds in a better way. It’s another way of connecting with the quantum field.

The squares between Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications), and Venus (love) and Mars (action, male) tend to exert pressure but fail to give clear answers and direction. It’s helpful to know the frustrating and semi-conscious frustration subside when the planets move into a different geometry in a few weeks. For the moment, it’s wise to prioritize actions that align with the soul and creating a better physical reality as they provide answers and energies that come from within the self—and don’t alternate with the “weather”. (Temporary upsets are normal at this time. The trick is finding the part of the self who remains calm and connected; answers tend to come in a place of stillness.)

Mercury remains in retrograde in Aquarius until February 21, adding to the mix of changing thoughts and subconscious projections. It can take our thoughts back into the past, reviving old patterns and forgotten feelings. Mercury retro can bring confusion, or it can lead to clarity that old perceptions are not necessarily true. Again, much of the challenge is about circumventing the chaos of the lower mind by tapping into universal messages and truths.

Mercury (thought), Venus (love), Jupiter (expansion), and Saturn (limitation) in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is the place of the quantum field and sudden dynamic change. Squares create pressure, and these squares ask for plans for the future. They also ask for a clear gaze at the issues and thoughts that hold us back from our inner perfection and the expression of our gifts. The higher collective of humanity rises when we express new thoughts through our inner gifts. (Mars and Uranus are in earth signs, indicating that some of the answers may come from connection with the earth.)

Mars (action, male) trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation). Trines are harmonious, bringing energies together in a helpful, supportive way. The aspect heightens determination and courage; it builds intention. It teaches the right use of power and can create opportunities for expression and action.

Overall, it’s a time of confusing change. The mind tends to move from one topic to another with less focus than usual. Squares with Mars and Uranus cause tension and mild upset. Mercury retrograde adds confusion. However, Venus (love) conjunct Jupiter tells us to go into the heart and focus on love. Mars (action) trine Pluto gives courage and determination to stay on the path and seek right actions.

Tips

  1. The stellium–a group of planets in one sign such as the six planets in Aquarius—creates erratic thoughts, tension, and a focus on future. Thoughts may swing wildly from one subject and/or project to the next.
  2. Grounding helps. Spend time with the earth. Notice the sky, the shape of trees, and the movement of the clouds. Walk when possible.
  3. It’s important to stay focused, and Mars trine Pluto can give the strength and determination to move into our next phase of being.
  4. It’s okay to feel confused, lose things, or feel distracted. Meditate daily to achieve a clear mind.
  5. Whenever possible, stay in the heart. It’s one of the answers to the energy in the New Moon chart.

 

 

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, New Year

 

 

The first New Moon of the New Year appears today. The New Moon chart reflects our current world in a fairly accurate manner. It depicts the desire for power, the flare of anger and mis-reads of energy, and it shows where our energies are on and off. But the stars and planets don’t compel an outcome. The planets “color” our reception of energy, and we have free will and choices as to our response and/or reaction.

As in every chart, there are mitigating factors, which offer opportunities and shifts in consciousness. The first two months of the year carry strong Uranian influences. Uranus is currently in Taurus, which is the earth and structures in physical form. The planet has 2 different faces. One face brings sudden, strange changes such as the events that occurred in the United States last week; the other face can be sublime as it is the quantum field. Uranus contains the quantum field, spiritual communication such as transmitting thoughts and energy, and aspects of light like spontaneous healing, miracles and the presence of angels.

Interestingly, our encounters with Uranus depend on the placement of consciousness. When collective consciousness swings low, we see and feel odd, negative events. When collective consciousness is high and focused on light, we experience a dispensation of spiritual energy. Ultimately, the outcome is a result of focused energy. (We can begin by becoming grateful of the good in life and pulling into the inner self where answers to the outside world tend to appear.) Creating positive outcomes can act an opportunity to come together and work with higher energies because Uranus can offer new, unique methods of energetic change.

Another positive force in this chart is Venus, planet of love. Placed in Capricorn, which is an earth sign, Venus trines Uranus, which opens our consciousness to new forms of love, finding love (including unconditional love) through new sensations and experiences, and sending/using love in original, unique methods and forms. Love mitigates and changes everything around it; it lifts energy into a higher place and opens the door to possibility.

By focusing on Venus, we can move into love and universal love. We can ask to learn how to apply love in new ways. We can tap into love to release resentments and frustrations. And we can ask universal love to show us how to love ourselves.

Here are a few of the strong aspects in the chart.

  1. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (communications) conjunct (close to) Pluto (underworld, transformation). Sun and Pluto in close position can indicate awareness of light and darkness. (The Sun is life, and Pluto can be the underworld or subconscious.) With observation, we can transcend the limitations of the aspect and move into wholeness. Moon conjunct Pluto can take resentment and unstable emotion to the surface. It can also bring hidden emotions to the surface for observation and increase intuition. Mercury conjunct Pluto expands and intensifies thought. It can bring troubled emotions and thoughts to the surface for examination and clearing.
  2. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (thought), and Jupiter (expansion) conjunct Saturn, which is limitation and repression. We may experience a desire to go inward or feel slightly depressed. Saturn is also about discipline, and it may be important to examine feelings and thoughts to discover what needs to change through meditation and creative thought.
  3. Mercury (thought) squares Mars (action), which can cause confusion about finding right action, words, and/or communication.
  4. Mars (action) conjuncts (close to) Uranus (sudden change, quantum field). Uranus’ tendency is to heighten creativity and the desire to live in a more expansive way. This aspect pushes us to make changes, but it’s important to think twice and anchor into stability. (It is quite energizing but can be overly spontaneous.) Mars squares (tension, frustration) Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation). With Mars presenting 4 squares, it’s important NOT to act on frustration, resentment, or small upsets. (Wait a week or two, and see how you feel.)
  5. Saturn (limitation) and Jupiter (expansion) are in Aquarius, and they square (tension) Uranus. This is one factor in the current of strange events; however, it gives the opportunity to learn how to tap into the quantum field. Jupiter and Saturn remain conjunct Pluto, which is the COVID influence. Fortunately, they are moving away from Pluto, and we’ll likely see some relief in February.
  6. The planets will change their positions later in the year. We will move beyond the anger and frustration, which have been strong since summer. We’ll move in and out of the COVID influences, which are currently weakening. We have the power to shift ourselves and the world around us—if we devote moments and minutes to raising our frequency. In other words, there is great potential if we set our hearts and minds on finding it.

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.

Cold Full Moon

The Full Cold Moon appears on Tuesday, December 28 at 10:28 pm ET. It’s the last full moon of 2020, Significant movement begins to take place with the planets, as we slowly move away from the aspects of the past year.

Full moons ask where our dreams and plans are leading. Dreaming usually means deciding on a new direction; knowing what we don’t want isn’t enough. We should dream big and let the light of the moon carry us away. Seriously, the full moon usually brings fruition of dreams, but the timing of this moon signifies the importance of fixing on a desire for the entire year. (It can be as simple as becoming more of who we truly are or learning to share more of our light.)

The chart is heavy with earth, bringing the necessity to plan and create in the material world. Sun (life) in Capricorn is about ambition, climbing mountains, and/or creating from a higher place of consciousness. Moon (emotions) is in Cancer, a water sign, increasing our sensitivity and heightening feelings.

Sun (life) and Mercury (communications, mind) trine (harmonious) Uranus (sudden change/quantum field), and the trine brings a focus on individuality, original thought, and the possibility of seeing life from a larger viewpoint. Uranus tends to expand consciousness, thought, and the way that we communicate. It also heightens gestalt moments when we suddenly “receive” or perceive a large truth or universal law. (We may receive insights about how and what to manifest.)

Moon (emotion) trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion), allowing us to see through illusion and discover truths about energy, love, and positive emotional connection. Neptune tends to heighten optimism, the intensity of sleep and dreams, and creativity. It can also increase intuitive abilities. On an emotional level, we can more accurately read feelings and perceive the flow of spiritual energies.

Moon (emotions) opposes Mercury (communications) in Capricorn. Mercury in Capricorn is practical, slow, and methodical. Moon in Cancer is emotional, loving, and changeable. Emotions and thoughts may seem confusing and/or conflicted. The two energies alternate with an opposition, or we may feel both at the same time, which can feel frustrating.

Venus (love, partnerships) is in Sagittarius, which brings a desire for adventure and excitement. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars (male, energy). It’s an excellent aspect that brings together the soft, feminine aspects of Venus and the vitality/drive of Mars. It increases charm and creativity. Venus squares (tension) Neptune (mysticism/illusion), which can bring inconsistent or changeable emotion, heightened creativity, and laziness—or inspiration.

Mars (male, energy) in Aries remains locked in the squares that brought confusion and tension throughout the year. Mars is slowly moving away from the positions, which relieves tension and pressure as time passes.

Jupiter (good fortune) and Saturn (limitation, karma) are placed in Aquarius, which hopefully brings new humanitarian opportunities as well as a time for inner growth. Aquarius tends to expand individuality, new uses of electronics (including sound, light, and color), and values equality. Jupiter and Saturn square (tension) Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) in Taurus.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) remain conjunct in the positions that contributed to our current scope of reality, which will change in 2021.

 

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: Full Harvest Moon

As fall comes with the turn of the season, we move into another time of energetic change. The Full Harvest Moon on October 1 brings big waves of energy, which require proper navigation. It’s important to find direction through the inner self, which acts as the North Star, and proceed in the direction of its light and beauty. (Many aspects in the chart will help with the journey—although it is not an easy one.)

Sun is placed in Libra, an air sign, and Moon is in Aries, a fire sign. Sun in Libra is about balance, harmony, cooperation, and relationships. Relationships can vary from partners, friends, the inner self, and our view of life. It also rules commitments, and the chart focuses on commitment to the self and the aspects of life, which are important to our growth. Moon in Aries increases impulsiveness, creativity, and conflict. (Conflict is less likely if we take inspired action.)

Sun (life) squares Jupiter (expansion, growth). This aspect brings tension between our desires and reality. It heightens the need to push, achieve, and accomplish, but it clouds the issue with demands from the ego when inner growth is the true issue. Inner growth requires dedication, persistence, and practice as well as clarity of purpose. It’s actually an opportunity to see how our beliefs about success, the self, and life can interfere with the pursuit of the dreams of our heart. (For example, we can think about the blocks or patterns that appear in the areas of life that are not working well. What are the thoughts and feelings, which accompany the blocks? Are there new actions, emotions, or insights, which might be useful?)

Moon (emotions/feelings) squares (tension) Jupiter (expansion, growth). The square tends to exaggerate emotions, sensitivity, and impulses—as well as the desire to manifest. However, emotions can act as a distraction by overpowering the desire to work and remain focused. They can color and distort the experience of life through overwhelm or self-indulgence, which leads away from the desire to express inner gifts and talents through work.  Self-discipline is needed to move through this influence.

Mercury (communications, mind) is placed in Scorpio, a passionate water sign that sees beneath the surface. Mercury in Scorpio is intense and emotional, and this can cause difficulty with receiving a clear read. Conversely, it can also reveal deeper truths behind the workings of the mind. Mercury squares (tension) Saturn (limitation, karma), and it tends to give focus to negative thinking, shyness, and reserve, but it’s possible to master the energy by working through the blocks or becoming conscious of them—at least.

Mercury is in opposition to Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which creates a wave of nervous energy, the desire to perform several tasks at once, and sudden, abrupt upsets. Mercury rules communications, and there is a greater chance of incorrect reporting, and opinions are easily misunderstood. A frantic/hurried feeling can accompany the aspect.

NOTE: Mercury in Scorpio moves into the final retrograde for 2020 on October 13. It’s a time to retreat within, review the changes in the world for 2020, and find personal truths about life. The retrograde is likely to feel intense as it affects emotion—and Mars will be retrograde in Aries.

Mars (overall energy, passion, male) is retrograde in Aries, the strong sign of the warrior. Mars can bestow feelings of frustration, or it can give the power to move through problems and find solutions. (We use the energies in move ahead with dreams and projects—or we can feel overwhelmed by the strange flow of energy.) Mars makes two squares, which influence and enhance the feeling of the chart.

Venus (love, partnerships, beauty) is in Virgo, an earth sign.  When placed in Virgo, Venus can help with health rituals, exercise, and diet. Venus trines (harmonious) Mars, which supplies balance and understanding between yin/yang aspects in life and male/female relationships.

With Mars retrograde, life does not appear to move in a straight line with clear direction. It’s similar to driving on a road around a mountain. Mars squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), which heightens creativity and the desire to take action—without adding the factor of logical thought. It expands enthusiasm and excessive emotions. Mars squares Saturn (limitation, karma) contributes feelings of limitation and restriction, particularly with current circumstances of life. It’s important to look at meaningful projects and progress—and move more deeply into current plans as opposed to projections.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) trine Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) is a blessing in this chart. The harmonious energy between the two planets opens our minds to a bigger picture, opening our psyche to greater possibilities. It helps with new ideas, moving through stagnation, and finding/creating brighter dreams for the future. Jupiter sextiles (positive) Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which can bring a feeling of optimism and connection with the Divine.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto remain conjunct in the same aspect, which brought about the current changes in energy and structure of the world. The aspect continues throughout the year.

 

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.

 

New Moon Forecast: Time to Take The Next Step

If we want to take action, move life in a new direction, or push forward with dreams of the soul, this New Moon is the perfect time. The New Moon is on Thursday, Sept 17 at 7 am ET, and it appears in the earth sign of Virgo with many aspects, which can help in the realization of dreams. (The aspects can feel frustrating or make life feel overwhelming, or they can make life fall into place–if the energy is used and applied with good intention and a strong will.)

The elements of the chart are well balanced with the exception of water (emotion). Metaphysics teaches that an absence of a quality needs attention so it’s wise to think about how we move into positive and negative emotion—and consider what is the best use of personal emotion?

Sun (life) and Moon (emotion) are in Virgo, and earth signs can help with organization, practical matters in life, and healing. Virgo is symbolized by the Virgin and the High Priestess, indicating the need for purity of spirit and body to tap into the mystical wisdom of the High Priestess, who hold the secrets of the mystical world.

The Sun and Moon form powerful trines with Jupiter (expansion, good fortune), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (regeneration). These energies can help with putting our life plans into form, particularly if we take time to meditate and travel into the power of the New Moon, which is the void—the quiet place within where spirit and matter merge.

Sun and Moon oppose Neptune (mysticism, illusion), meaning that our intuition and hunches can touch on the illusions formed during our time on the earth and alternately unveil personal and spiritual; truths. Oppositions are like two opposing currents; we travel between the positive/negative lines of realization at various times. Obviously, discrimination is necessary.

Mercury (communications, mind) is in Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus. It encourages deliberation, the weighing of truth, and value of choices in life. Mercury squares (tension, frustration, action) Jupiter (expansion, growth), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation.) On a higher level, squares can push us into expression and action. Perhaps, we need to see and express our thoughts about the past and/or thoughts about blocks in a new paradigm that transcends old limitations.

Venus (relationships, love) is placed in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart. Venus in Leo is playful, loving, and dramatic. It’s warm and uplifting. Venus squares Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the aspect heightens sensitivity of emotions and the ability to appreciate and perceive beauty. It can also cause overreaction, giving importance to self-awareness and introspection.

Mars (action) is placed in Aries, a fire sign. Aries is the sign of the warrior, and it likes to march forward with a swift sword, cutting away whatever blocks the way. Aries also rules the mind, and the importance of understanding this placement lies in knowing if  the desire for action comes from the inner self or the ego. We leave the path when the desire comes from ego, and we embrace light when aligned with the spiritual self.

Mars is in retrograde, which will feel stronger as we move through October and early November. It’s particularly important to build strength and health during the next few weeks. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (karma, limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The squares can stir anger or bring feelings of frustration/resentment to the surface. It’s important to think about (and feel) what we want in place of blocked, lower emotion.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn control the current energy, which bring the feelings of heaviness and isolation to the world. Jupiter expands the feeling and overall energy of the three planets, Saturn brings the feeling of isolation, and Pluto demonstrates the darkness. However, Pluto is also transformation, and the small efforts made by many light workers will eventually alter the energies and structure of the world. (These aspects continue throughout the year.)

 

Summary

  • Make the best of the current situation by moving into healing (Sun/Moon in Virgo) and creating a new, positive way of living. Meditate to receive insights and create a more, supportive life. The positive and beautiful trines can help a great deal with this type of perception—and creating a better life.
  • Mercury (communication) in Libra can give balance and insights to mental processes. The squares ask for expression of truth, beauty, and higher thoughts, which come from the combination of mind and heart.
  • Mars in Aries helps with taking action and moving forward on the path. Transform lower emotions by taking steps to walk on the spiritual path. Move into your dharma and make supportive changes in life.
  • We’re learning to shine our light in the darkness of the world, which is revealed regularly. Our small actions to align with the inner self help the world immensely. Everyone in the light benefits from these energies. Creating a better world begins with our vision, inner work, and demonstration of effort in the physical world.

 

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.

New Moon Forecast

The New Moon appears on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:41 pm ET. The New Moon typically brings less energy than a full moon. For those who are sensitive, they may experience a feeling of “flatness” while moving into the void of New Moon. (The lovely part comes with our ability to focus and project wishes/dreams while watching their fruition between now and the Full Moon.)

Earth and Fire dominate the chart. Put them together, and we have new earth—the force of heat, passion, and stability. (Volcanoes come from this combination of elements.)  Perhaps, we’re creating our “new” self along with a new world. (The energies definitely lend themselves to this.) It’s a wonderfully fiery and passionate forecast with Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) conjunct in Leo, the sign that rules the heart, passion, and warmth. Conjunctions (close) between Sun, Moon, and Mercury amplify solar energy and light. Mars (energy, assertion) in Aries, a fire sign, adds to the heat.

Venus (love, beauty) in Cancer expands emotional awareness, need for security, and vulnerability. While it increases our need for emotional security, it also brings vulnerability—and hypersensitivity. (If we think someone is hurting our feelings, it’s good to remember that it may come from Venus in Cancer—not a factual event.) Venus opposes Jupiter (expansion). Think of two opposite forces and receiving a ray of energy from each simultaneously or at different times. Jupiter in Capricorn is about seeking status through loving relationships, and Venus in Cancer seeks security. The opposition can dim our desire to work, increasing the urge to spend or seek pleasure.

Mars rules passion, sex, assertion, and overall energy. Its nature is masculine, particularly when placed in Aries. Mars is quite powerful in this forecast; however, it’s important to focus only on development of current projects as it will move into retrograde September-November. Think of retrograde Mars as receding physical energy. Every day, we will have a little less energy for over 2 months. (Use this time to build vitality.)

There are beautiful trines and frustrating/energizing squares with Mars, planet of action and assertion. The trines heighten creativity and passion, but the squares indicate blocks and pressure. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) trine Mars, which provides an abundance of creativity, heightened emotion, and assertion. Mars squares Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). The squares are quite useful as they exert pressure and urge action. However, it’s necessary to separate the ego’s desires from the inner self—if we want true progress. Quiet moments in meditation and time for self-reflection will keep our energy moving correctly through the tension of the squares.

 

Other Planets (and Retrogrades)

If it feels difficult to complete tasks or takes more energy than usual, it’s likely due to multiple retrogrades.  Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation), Uranus (sudden change), Neptune (mysticism), and Pluto (underworld) are all retrograde. It takes more energy than usual to create change in the material world.

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto remain in conjunction, accounting for the flow of current energies on a global level. With three influential planets in Capricorn, we experience many of the qualities of Saturn such as limitation, loneliness, and isolation. Jupiter (expansion, good luck) expands the limiting sensations, associated with aspects of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. Pluto (subconscious, transformation) brings the problems and underlying darkness of social structures and rules/regulations to the surface.

Into the Mystical

Jupiter sextile Neptune brings harmony, flow, and a sense of peacefulness. It increases optimism and good luck. Jupiter trine (harmonious) Uranus helps with adjusting to change, applying creativity in new ways, and allowing positive opportunities to flow into our lives.

Neptune sextile Pluto encourages examination of existent structures in society. It boosts our ability to tap into inspiration and faith about the future. The aspect amplifies the ability to feel the trends of the future—and the ability to merge into the higher collective consciousness.

North Node

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), Mercury (communications), and Mars (energy) sextile North Node in Gemini. The North Node represents the direction of growth attained by moving through the unknown; it also represents inner gain for humanity at large. (North Node in Gemini is about examining concrete thought forms and intellectual processes.)

Sun (life) sextile North Node heightens vitality and enthusiasm for life. Moon (emotions) sextile North Node heightens imagination and accuracy with intuition and psychic abilities. Mercury (communication) sextile North Node expands mental ability and intellect. Mars (overall energy) sextile North Node encourages forward motion, initiation, and the ability to create circumstances that move life forward.

Tips

  • Many aspects of the chart, including placement of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars, encourage creativity, forward motion, and dedication of energy in life. It’s very important to ask your self (inner self) what is truly important—and to dedicate yourself to this time of movement.
  • The upcoming retrograde with Mars asks for dedication only to ongoing project—not new ones. It doesn’t provide the energy for new projects. (It’s wise to work on health and immune system between now and Sept 14, when the retrograde begins. Mars retrograde “takes” energy.)
  • Venus in Cancer heightens emotional sensitivity, and Venus opposition Saturn can increase vulnerability—and misreading the words and actions of others.
  • Aspects with North Node encourage embracing the unknown. It allows us to sense the flow of the future and move more easily into it, particularly if the objective is humanitarian.
  • This New Moon is perfect for visualization and projecting a kinder, better future. Aspects with Neptune may help in connecting with the mystical world.

 

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun and Moon are on Leo 27, “Daybreak—The Luminescence of Dawn in the Eastern Sky” symbolizes renewal, hope, and possibility. Dawn marks the transformational hour when both worlds (day and night) open on the spiritual level. Perhaps, we will find a deeper spiritual vibration for the coming months as well as a heightened rapport with the inner self.

Mercury sits on Leo 29, “A Mermaid Has Climbed the Rocky Shore of a Bleak Coast; She Awaits the Prince Who Will Bring Her Immorality.” It’s another beautiful symbol, referring the alchemy of the soul, depicting the union of yin (female) and yang (male). It’s about moving into love and the next level of life after surmounting difficulties (bleak coast).

Venus is placed on Cancer 11, “A Clown is Caricaturing Well-Known Personalities”.  It’s a depiction of exaggeration and satire as well as people pretending to depict themselves falsely. (We know there’s currently plenty of this in the world.) The symbol asks for sincerity, real emotions, and true expression of thoughts to move into a state of love.

Mars is on Aries 25, “A Double Promise Reveals Its Inner and Outer Meanings.” The oracle asks for perception of the truth on a deeper level as opposed to the rewards on the outer level. (It could refer to the appearance of society and/or commerce—as well as looking more intently at other people.)

Jupiter sits on Capricorn 19, “A Child of About Five Carrying A Huge Shopping Bag Filled with Groceries”.  The symbol refers to someone who has been burdened by responsibilities, which may feel heavy or overwhelming. It may refer to the efforts of light workers to carry karma and/or the weight of others during this time of change. Jupiter rules good fortune, and balance can help in this situation. Make time to rest, release what you can, and focus on self-care when possible.

 

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: Intense Weather Ahead

The Full Moon appears on July 5 at 12:44 am ET, accompanied by an eclipse, the last in a series of three. The Full Moon is particularly potent with the presence of the eclipse, and it tends amplify whatever we think or feel. Think of all of the energies on the earth in a heightened state along with the growth and expansion associated with the Full Moon.

Fortunately, we’ve had practice with distancing ourselves from lower emotions and aligning with higher frequencies in past months. We’re probably ready for the reset that eclipses can bring.  However, it requires skill to deal with the energies in general, particularly the upset of those around us.  (A place of peace is a good beginning.) It’s important to stay in higher frequencies when possible as eclipses can raise our light level – if we receive the energy.

It’s a feminine chart with many placements in water and earth—an indication of the power of passive manifestations (seeing a desired outcome in the mind and watching it take form.) It’s a wonderful time to focus on manifestations and meditation. Five planets in retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) tend to quiet the energies.

Sun (life) is in Cancer, a water sign represented by the crab—and the mother who rules the feminine and the sea. Moon (emotions) is in Capricorn, the earth sign that rules structure. Several strong influences run through the chart including Mercury (communications) in retrograde, Venus moved direct, making it easier to send love and light, and Mars (action) moved into Aries, which denotes forward movement.

Sun (life, self) conjuncts (close to) Mercury (communications), which opens the door to the higher self, which can find the truth and choose the right answer. Sun (life) opposes Jupiter (good fortune, expansion), creating a tendency to overindulge and become overly optimistic. It can also lead to overworking. Sun trines (harmonious) Neptune (idealism, mysticism), allowing an influx of mystical information and access to our inner muse.

Moon (emotions) opposes Mercury, increasing duality between emotion and thought—or the sensation of bouncing between the two forms of expression. Moon (emotion) trines Uranus (sudden change, quantum field).  This aspect helps in perceiving the unusual and intuitive abilities that are inherent within the self. It increases our intuitive feelings, opens our consciousness to exciting, new activities and/or happenings. It also allows greater perception of communication from the universe–and deeper understanding of the self. Moon (emotions) is conjunct (close to) Jupiter, and it’s  a wonderful aspect, increasing faith in inherent quality of goodness and encouraging our desire to help others on a global level.

Mercury is in retrograde, which confuses the flow of everyday life–a state that has become familiar. With Mercury in Cancer and the approach of the eclipse, emotions may feel intense. It’s good to remember that Mercury rules more than communications or the mind. It also rules intuition and the higher mind, which gives connection with universal energies. (We can go into our heart and connect to the higher mind when we truly need direction.) Mercury sextiles (positive) Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), and the aspect can give bursts of inner knowing and/or brilliant ideas.

Venus (love, partnerships, material wealth) is direct in Gemini, increasing harmony in relationships, success with business and money, and heightening appreciation of beauty. When Venus is direct, the world feels better and happier. Placed in Gemini, Venus helps with short-term travels, creating beauty and art through new ideas, and amplifying love. Venus trines (harmonious) Saturn (limitation, structure), and this helps in perceiving the “good” in others and concepts relating to rebuilding our lives on the basis of love.

Mars is in Aries, a fire sign, which helps in moving ahead in life, acting on projects, and developing physical strength and inner willpower. Mars conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, and the aspect brings the pain to the surface so we can see the truth and make changes. The aspect also helps in bringing our gifts to world to help and serve others. Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (thought) square Mars, creating tension between the flow of the way we feel, think, and live and the desire to take action. We may need to move into new thoughts, perceive life in another sense, or create new habits of feeling emotion to take needed steps.

Jupiter (expansion), Saturn (limitation, structure), and Pluto (underworld, transformation) return to the conjunction in Capricorn, which began early in the year, marking on the onset of the corona virus and changes of structure in the outer world. However, the planets are in retrograde, which may contract the flow of energy. (Let’s see it happening.) Aspects with Pluto tend to reveal hidden truths, which are not comfortable, but they lead to evolution and transformation.

Tips:

  1. The energies will feel intense through July 4-6 when we’ll feel the combined energies of the Full Moon and the eclipse most. Use the energy to manifest a higher frequency and happier life. Spend time focusing on the sensation of the inner self.
  2.  The feminine energies in the chart heighten emotion, but they also ground and support our energy. It’s a good time to focus on passive manifestation, the art of visualizing what you want.
  3. There are many supportive aspects in the chart  Venus (love, material goods) direct helps with love and money, Sun conjunct Mercury increases the ability to tap into brilliant answers and ideas, Sun trine Neptune links the consciousness to mystical information, and Mars in Aries wants us to move ahead with our plans.
  4. Admittedly, there are perplexing aspects. Mercury is retrograde, causing mild chaos and disorderly thoughts. Our emotions and thoughts can feel contradictory. Our habits and way of life may frustrate efforts in expression of thoughts and action.  Sun opposition Jupiter expands our need to overdo. Nevertheless, there are good aspects that open the mind to divine inspiration and higher realization.
  5. In 2020, we seem to have a lack of easy charts. Perhaps, we’re graduating to a higher level of light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.