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Full “Pink” Moon Forecast

 

April’s full moon is a pink moon, which appeared on April 11. The term “pink moon” refers to celebrating the color of flowers and the emergence of spring. The chart brings both harmonious and challenging aspects; it brings potential for growth with personal aspirations and inner growth. Additionally there is time for contemplation with five planets in retrograde

The Sun (outer life) is placed in Aries, a fire sign representing individual initiative, new beginnings, and a passionate quest. It conjuncts (close to) Uranus, the planet ruling the Age of Aquarius, group endeavors, and collective consciousness. The conjunction raises questions concerning the relationship of an individual within collective consciousness.  (How do we retain our individual soul values when acting within group consciousness?)

The lovely Moon sits in Libra, an air sign ruling balance with relationships and others. The underlying quest involves alignment with the inner self while speaking from the heart—and listening to the other person. (It’s not easy!) The Moon conjuncts (close to) Jupiter (good fortune), indicating the importance of communication, beauty, and harmony. Air symbolizes thought, and the mind can act as a positive vector, particularly when aligned with intuition.

A T-square brings intense pressure and energy. Moon and Jupiter in Libra and Sun/Uranus square Pluto (underworld, subconscious), creating tension. The T-square brings the substance of the subconscious (personal and global) to the surface. Uranus can act as the quantum field and/or simply bring sudden, unexpected change.

Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, an earth sign. This placement enhances the beauty of nature. It is grounding and loves the practical parts of life. Mercury trine Saturn (limitation, structure, karma) indicates answers through love of spiritual and physical schedules, structure through physical and spiritual discipline, and enjoying the vast beauty of life. (Mercury is about thought, and retrograde planets tend to focus on positively changing our thoughts and emotions.)

Venus (beauty, love, pleasure) remains retrograde in Pisces until Saturday, April 15. Venus retrograde tends to demonstrate how we need and want more love in life. Normally, we may think it doesn’t matter, but retrograde Venus brings emotions and feelings to the surface. Since Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, it is possible to alter our emotions and seek a better vision of love.

Venus squares Saturn through April 21, and this position can cause tension, particularly with the dichotomy of a desire for a love and the outcome of personal experience. Fortunately, it’s possible to heal and create another outcome by noting our experiences—and expanding into new and better possibilities.

Mars (male, assertive) sits in Taurus, the sign of its detriment. Taurus is a feminine earth sign ruled by Venus. Mars loves action, but now it’s earthbound. New projects tend to move slowly and ineffectively with Mars in Taurus, but the placement does give strength and persistence. It also increases our interest in nature, physical strength, and ability to perceive the wonders of the natural world—and create financial abundance.

Mars trines Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which can increase personal power and passion for a specific desire, goal, or plan. It can intensify the need to delve into mysticism—or simply increase the taste for mystery. It’s a wonderful burst of strong, strange energy.

Saturn (time, karma, structure) actually gives a bit of balance and strength to the chart. Saturn in Sagittarius moves harmoniously with Uranus’ constant activity and revolutionary nature. It gives information provided by time and integrates Uranus’ wild ideas into an useful plan.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Chiron (wounded healer) remain in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces can bring confusion about emotions and ideals, but it also engages the imagination. Chiron in Pisces aids in healing the wounds of the Piscean Age.

Tips:

  1. Mercury is retrograde, which slows communications. It’s not the right time to begin a new project or move in a different direction. It’s best to relax, rest, and remain patient with delays.
  2. There is a tremendous amount of energy, formed by the T-square and retrograde planets. Focus on peaceful, loving, and positive thoughts.
  3. The energies from the Full Moon chart can help with understanding group energy, self-expression in relationships, and perceiving how individuals work within the group.
  4. Mercury and Mars in Taurus slow the general motion of energy. Plan to take walks and enjoy the beauty of spring.
  5. Many of these shifts in energy involve collective energy. Remember that every individual thought/emotion counts in the “field.”

 

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

The Sun is placed on Aries 22, “The Gate Opens to the Garden of All Fulfilled Desires.” The universe is providing beautiful places, gardens, and opportunities, but it’s necessary to open the gate and take decisive action. It’s a lovely symbol!

Moon sits on Libra 22, “A Child Giving Birds A Drink At A Fountain.” The symbol combines the images of a child, birds, which represent air, and water (the fountain). A child has a pure heart and innocence. They also the inherent beauty and “invisible” energy of the moment. Birds often represent spirituality, and the fountain represents emotion. When our heart is pure, the universe speaks to us through nature — and invisible messages.

Mercury retrogrades at Taurus 5, “A Youthful Widow Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive Eternal Life.” Opening the heart to love and life means releasing grief and disappointment. It also involves opening to hope and grace.

Venus is on Pisces 28, “A Fertile Garden Under the Full Moon.” In many ways, this symbol is perfect, reflecting the fertility and power of the spring moon. Nature spirits are strong, and the earth is awakening. The life force of the planet rises.

Mars is on Taurus 23, “A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels.”  The symbol refers to abundance of all good things including material goods, riches, jewelry, talent, and more. It speaks of self-worth, joy, and things that shine.

 

 

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

April Astrology, Reflecting on Life

 

The events of the year flowed quickly as a result of acceleration, the increase of light and energy; however, the rapid flow of consciousness – and time – will slow considerably during the month of April when many planets move into retrograde. The “backward” motion of the planets offers a time of reflection, correction, and readjustment in accordance with the dictates of the inner self. Think of it as a time to go underground and reflect on life before coming to the surface with a sense of renewal and purpose.

Fortunately, there are positive aspects in April such as Venus in Pisces, joining Neptune and Chiron, which offers the opportunity to heal wounds and move into mystical love. Only the Sun – instead of four planets — is close to (or conjunct) Uranus in Aries, softening the rapid, sudden change in our inner and outer world. Additionally, April’s full moon will bestow positive energy.

Retrogrades

Five retrogrades allow time to linger and look at the landscape of life. Everything will seriously slow its pace. The planets will gift us with time to contemplate the steps that led to our current geography—and even more time to retrace our path and alter the course of our travels.

Mercury (communications, travel, electronics) moves retrograde from April 9-May 3, marking a time of review as opposed to action. It’s fine to work on existent projects, but it’s not a good time to begin new ones. The rule for Mercury retro is to review communication, expect breakdowns with electronics, and act in a patiently with delays. (Mercury will move from Taurus to Aries, so this retrograde involves “fire” including passion, temper, and impatience.)

Venus

Traditionally, Venus (beauty, love, feminine) in retrograde brings our fears and issues about relationships and love to the surface. But Venus is exalted in Pisces (water=emotion) and conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer. It points to the possibility of mitigating karma through relinquishing lower beliefs and focusing on a new realm of opportunity. (Neptune, symbolizing illusion and idealism, is also in Pisces. Venus’ placement in the same sign, indicates that positive use of the imagination can bring in a new reality.)

Saturn (karma, limitation, time) in Sagittarius moves into retrograde on April 6, and it can bestow a heavy, weighted feeling to particular aspects of life — depending on what changes are needed in our personal lives. Saturn retrograde pushes us to say “no” to the aspects of life (and people) that are not working. It’s about releasing commitments, which cause frustration and unhappiness. Ultimately, it’s about making changes to achieve inner growth.

Jupiter

Jupiter (good fortune)  remains retrograde through June 8. Jupiter retrograde in Libra involves examining areas of happiness, growth, and wealth to create balance. It’s a good time for spiritual reflection and listening to the inner self. For example, it may be a time of becoming convinced that we truly want our relationship, particular direction with work, or lifestyle—and knowing they are a source of happiness.

Pluto (underworld, transformation)  retrograde can increase our capacity to regenerate in any area of life, particularly if we are willing to look at our inner issues that hidden beneath problems and/or lack of results. Pluto’s regenerative ability applies to the body, inner psychology, and spiritual nature.

Overall, April is a good month to examine our limitations in love and our ability to use thought to transcend limitations of the mind and mass consciousness. The mind tends to repeat our beliefs in response to particular stimuli. Through the use of love and will, we can alter both thought and emotion, which can create harmonious change.

 

Notes on Aspects:

  1. Among the stronger aspects, Venus squares Saturn, which can involve releasing karma relating to love and relationships (thoughts, emotions, and beliefs traveling in the wrong direction.) On the whole, universal love is quite a bit stronger than a negative aspect, and Venus is LOVE. By focusing on universal, mystical love, we can move into a higher vibration.
  2.  Jupiter opposes Uranus. When Jupiter and Uranus are in opposition, it gives the desire to start anew and leave behind current restrictions and structures. It’s probably best to create small adventures and avoid “huge” changes—when several planets are retrograde.
  3. Mars and Pluto trine (harmonious) on April 6, increasing charisma and the desire to succeed. Both planets are placed in earth signs, giving power to alter our outer life.
  4. Jupiter opposes Pluto, which can magnify the desire for success and power. It’s fine to move into achievement and success if it’s based on the heart—but not for purposes of the ego.
  5. Despite the retrogrades, there are many fine energies for developing a stronger connection with the inner self and moving into a place of love divine.

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Equinox Energy – Almost Time to Move Forward

 

The equinox occurred on March 20. We’ll feel the energy for the next several weeks. (Chart is based on the moment of the equinox.)

With the beautiful, spring-like weather and planets placed in interesting designs, we can contemplate beauty, the dreams of the higher self, and it’s almost time to take action to create a better life. With five planets in Aries, which is appropriately symbolized by the ram, we feel the “push” to initiate action, but it’s best to wait a week or two to think about ideas thoroughly because the planets in Aries co-join the disruptive square with Uranus/Pluto.

When combined with several planets in fire, Uranus can feel combustive and can bring sudden change. It’s wise to create a strategy based on the desires of the inner self—and slowly move into this plan with a “cool” head. Along with this, we are clearing karma from the past age, past lives, and releasing trauma (Neptune, Chiron, and South Node in Pisces.) These feelings, sensations, and opportunities will extend into mid-May.

It’s important to know it’s a time of adjustment. Our feelings may change on a daily basis. We may feel life more strongly than we have in the past because of awakening. Everything feels intense when the light becomes stronger. We also feel more of the darkness and angst because everyone is becoming more intuitive. (This is also part of working through the karmic past.)

The Sun (life), Mercury (communications), Venus (beauty, love), and Uranus (quantum field, sudden change) are placed in Aries. Aries is the beginning of the zodiac when life turns in the new cycle of the year. Aries is ruled by Mars (assertion and action), and it’s a passionate fire sign, which can awaken our feelings to expand and alter the course of life. (It would be perfect except that their energy aligns with Uranus in Aries, which can make energy move in cosmic—or very strange—directions.

Mercury affects all forms of communications including internet, transportation, emails, and conversations. Mercury in Aries hastens the process in a brusque way. (Mercury rules air, and it prefers clarity and time to think deeply. Mercury in Aries simply wants action.)

Venus, the ruler of love and beauty, is also placed in Aries. She is passionate and can be compulsive with this placement. With Venus retrograde, it’s important to realize love may feel as if it is fading or aspects of life are not so exciting. It’s helpful to remember that we are loved by the universe, and love will return to our lives in a renewed form.

Mars (assertion, male energy) is placed in Taurus, an earth sign governing possessions and material goods. It also gives connection to the earth and nature, which is useful with this volatile chart. This is a calming position that helps in finding grounding and seeing the beauty of life.

Jupiter (good fortune) sits in Libra, the only air sign in the chart. Air lends clarity to thought; it helps to separate passion and beliefs from the mind. (For example, I believe this because I was raised in this way. Maybe, it’s not true.) Jupiter in Libra also helps in finding beauty, balance, and grace on the walk of everyday life.

Saturn (discipline, karma) remains in Sagittarius, continuing the emphasis on soul searching, personal discipline, and the value of the spiritual life. Neptune (mysticism), Chiron (wounded healer), and South Node (solutions, which are no longer applicable) are placed in Pisces, indicating the importance of working through the drama and karma of the past age.

Notes

  • Mars (assertion) trines Saturn, which can give insight in taking the right, disciplined action—particularly through deliberate, meditative focus.
  • Saturn (limitation) trines Uranus, hinting at progress and good fortune through spiritual discipline.
  • The cardinal cross can make life feel very tense. It’s helpful to know it’s only a feeling. It disappears when meditating and/or when connected to the inner self.
  • There is very, powerful energy for creating change. With focus, it can be employed to create big, positive shifts.
  • Continue to work with karma and negative feelings/thoughts. Remember that emotion can change through positive focus and effort.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

 

Short & Long Term Planetary Aspects

Several short and long term aspects are found in the planetary line-up. The aspects will quicken and act as catalysts during next week’s equinox. Any event of intensity such as the full/new moon, eclipse, or equinox makes the weather more intense. We only have a few more weeks of these aspects, but they definitely exert a force.
Planetary aspects can definitely cause strange and/or profound feelings, and it’s good to explore them. In short, they won’t last forever but they definitely influence perceptions, thoughts and feelings. (Inner awareness always helps in finding solutions.)

Venus is currently retrograde in Aries, the sign that is in detriment for this planet. Venus (femininity, abundance, beauty) likes to rule through beauty, artistic balance, and the natural world. When placed in Aries, she becomes a warrior with a sword, and her job is to defend and draw boundaries about love. (This placement extends through April 15.)

(When planets are retrograde, they tell us about what is not working, where our focus needs changing, and how to make new plans for the future. Essentially, they stop “helping” for a few weeks or months, but the planets brings fresh, bright energy on their return—when moving into direct motion.)

Venus is about love, but the meaning changes when she moves into retrograde. We tend notice where there is not love in our lives – including self-love, relationships, and work. Admittedly, we have to notice the missing elements to create them, but Venus retrograde also imbues feelings of loneliness, reflection on past hurts, and a lack of hope.

Fortunately, it’s possible to use the energy to visualize a new love for life, better partnerships, and more abundance through awareness of the energy. For example, it’s useful to know where boundaries are needed, to delineate the value of friends and relationships, and notice patterns in our lives. The advantage les in knowing it’s possible to change reality by knowing what we want, imagining it clearly, and taking small actions to bring into being.

T-square and Cardinal Square

The current pressure and tension keep us in a tight grip through the T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto.  Jupiter (good fortune) sits in Libra with a focus on justice, beauty, and balance. Uranus in Aries longs to burst into the beginning of the New Age like a wild rebel, creating bursts of change here and there. Pluto is placed in Capricorn, affecting structure, the underworld, and hidden truth.

A T-square is somewhat represented by its appearance. Oppositions pull our energy in two directions, forming the top of the “T”, and squares cause tension, forming the base of the letter. In this case, Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries are in opposite signs, and they both square Pluto.  Uranus and Pluto moved into square position in 2012; it’s part of the overall weirdness of the New Age.

By adding Jupiter to the mix, the tension is heightened. Not surprisingly, the T-square began around Election Day. When we feel tension and anxiety for no particular reason, it can relate to the pressure of this aspect. It can be compounded when Sun, Moon, or Mercury change positions and alter the T-square into a cardinal square.  (Next week, more planets will join in and create a cardinal cross.) The T-square subsides in April.

Planets and South Node in Pisces

Pisces is a perfectly good sign. It’s just that it currently represents the Past Age, and the South Node placed in Pisces. The South Node of the Moon indicates the probability of attempting to solve problems with same mindset used in the past.  The unlikelihood of finding a solution is compounded by the placement of Neptune (illusion, idealism) and Chiron (wounded healer) in Pisces.

Pisces ruled the Past Age, which includes emotional turmoil, karma, and illusion. Neptune in Pisces can ignite the imagination and connect our soul with beauty, but it can also bring us together through the lower emotions of mass consciousness. Its illusive nature can hide the truth and slow our progress. It also engages our intuition and imagination, which can be used in a lower or higher sense.

Chiron in Pisces offers an opportunity to clear karma through new actions, thoughts, and realizations, particularly in the arena of emotions. But the South Node encourages repetition of past patterns, making it difficult to see our way out of the emotional fog. It can take longer than usual to work through a karmic pattern because it’s difficult to “see” and perceive the “truth”.

With these three planets placed in Pisces, it causes difficulty in creating a clear path to a “higher” future. It can feel confusing to discern between intuition and illusion when emotions feel intense and/or when we’re moving through old patterns and limitations. We’ll have a bit more clarity when the pattern changes in May.

Overall, we’re experiencing tension, old emotions/patterns, and a time to reflect on love. It’s helpful to know that the emotions, tension, and angst are part of passing phase—and we can always travel into the inner self where light and love abound. 

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

Full Moon Forecast: Reflection and Action

 

The full moon appears on Sunday, March 12 with Sun in Pisces (water) and Moon in Virgo (earth); Sun (life) in Pisces prefers a mystical, vague, loving outlook on life, and Moon (emotions) in Virgo loves precision, perfectionism, and detailed vision in the everyday world. The Moon and North Node (spiritual aspiration) are placed in Virgo, which involves focus on practicality and a strong interest in daily life. Moon trines Pluto (underworld, transmutation), adding power to lift ourselves to a higher level.

With four planets in water and three in fire, this chart can bring steamy, hot energy that clouds our vision, or water and fire can combine to create new earth – like lava flowing up from the ocean floor to condense as islands in a tranquil sea. There’s emphasis on taking action, reflecting on life by deciding to release old patterns and thoughts, which equate to our limiting beliefs, and working with schedules and routines.

Mercury (communication) sits in Pisces, and it conjuncts the Sun, enhancing the mystical beauty in life. It is also emotional in this sign, meaning it’s easy to communicate our feelings when we are tapped into the inner self. (Water imbues strong emotions.) Again, it’s important to observe how we communicate the substance of our lives to others—and to take a look at how we represent our experience to others.

Venus (beauty, love, physical life) is retrograde in Aries. When Venus moves retrograde, relationships can seem more difficult, and communications may go awry. Venus in Aries is direct, quick, and impulsive with a love for action. In the retrograde position, it’s wise to wait before acting, particularly with Venus and Jupiter in opposition. (Both planets rule pleasure and beauty in life. When they are not in harmony, it’s best to reflect before taking action.)

Mars (male, assertion) is placed in Taurus, a lovely, earth sign, which gives balance to the chart. It can bring determination and strengthen the will. The placement slows life down a bit, but it also gives patience, stability, and an opportunity to savor the natural beauty in life. There is a lovely trine with North Node in Virgo that can aid with maintaining physical order and details of both work and home.

Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) sits retrograde in Libra, and it asks for reflection and gratitude for the “good” in life. All retrogrades involve reflection and review on the substance of our lives—and, with Jupiter, inner growth comes from “seeing” and acknowledging the good. Jupiter retrograde in Libra also teaches about service and the importance of aiding others.

Jupiter is opposite Uranus in Aries, which rules sudden changes and new beginnings through spiritual impulses. The desire for harmony and beauty can alternate with the need for big changes and new beginnings. Observe both feelings and make the best choice.

Saturn (time, karma, limitation) is in Sagittarius, providing a focus on the importance of spiritual devotion and discipline. Sun, Moon, and Mercury square Saturn, providing tension in life, emotion, and communications. It’s not unusual to feel tension in these challenging, changing times, and, often, the lesson is as simple as listening to the inner self—and acting on the information.

Uranus (awakening, sudden change) continues to square Pluto as part of the changing times. Venus and Jupiter also square Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), indicating the need to look beyond the pleasure in the moment—and to use the will to create a new life.

Overall, the chart indicates the need to move through old habits and familiar ways of life—to embrace the new and take a step forward. There’s also an emphasis on reviewing life while moving into the mysticism of love. By taking these steps, we embrace the inner self and step out of the tension of a newly, forming world.

Sabian Symbols, based on the writings of Lynda Hill

Sun is on Pisces 23, “A Materializing Medium Giving a Séance.”  Mediums can heard the unseen and unheard world. They pull in messages from the vibrational field. Materialization refers to the ability to pull energy from the invisible world into tangible form. (On a higher level, we can do this with messages and direction from the inner self—particularly when we take action and apply by taking action and applying reflective thought. By seeing and feeling “things” with the mind, we can pull them into physical form.)

Moon sits on Virgo 23, “A Lion-Tamer Rushes Fearlessly into the Circus Arena.” A lion-tamer controls and wills the action of a wild animal or beast. It takes courage and concentration for the lion and trainer to act in unison. It requires both action and strength of will.

Mercury is placed at Pisces 28, “A Fertile Garden under the Full Moon.” This is a beautiful symbol, indicating growth, fertility, and abundance. Mercury rules the mind, so it suggests that we can benefit from positive, happy thoughts as well as reflection on a prosperous, harmonious future.

Venus is retrograde on Aries 12, “A Flock of Wild Geese.” Think of a flock of wild geese, making beautiful shapes with their flight patterns. It is reminder of the power of the collective, of moving through the air by focusing on a singular destination.

Mars sits on Taurus 2, “An Electrical Storm Illuminates the Heavens and Forests.” Think of lightning and thunder, the change of temperature, and the sudden illumination of the world. It can refer to flashes of insight and leaps in consciousness or the simple change in atmosphere, which accompanies a storm.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Solar Eclipse on February 26

The solar eclipse occurs at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 26 along with New Moon. Sun (life) sits in Pisces, a beautiful feminine sign, which represents endings, dreaminess, idealism, and gentleness. It is symbolized by two fishes swimming against one another. Water represents emotions, and they can come with murkiness (confused emotions), clarity, or bring joy. At this time, the stationing of the sun is Pisces is important; it refers to a pause and review of the past age as well as the content of our lives.

 

Six planets, including Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune, Chiron, and South Node, sit in Pisces on the day of the eclipse, intensifying the need to observe patterns and emotions—and denoting the importance of moving into the mystical sea of love, which is also symbolized by Pisces. There is a huge opportunity to move into healing through observation and the desire to move into the inner self.

Venus (feminine), Mars (male), and Uranus (quantum field) sit in Aries, a fire sign, which can prompt us to take action and feel passionate about life. Aries is better with the beginning phases of work as opposed to completion; it’s good to contemplate the level of sustained effort before committing to a project. Relationships tend to feel more intense when Venus and Mars occupy the same sign.

Mars (assertion, action, male energy) sits opposite Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Libra, encouraging reflection before taking action. Mars and Venus conjunct Uranus (quantum field), which can bring unexpected circumstances and sudden change. (This is a particularly strong aspect in combination with eclipse weather, so it’s important to focus on positive shifts.) 

 

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus form squares with Pluto, which rules the underworld—the wisdom and truth that are hidden through idealism and illusion. This truth may come from seeing ourselves, the motives of others, or simply seeing life from a different perspective.

 

Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra opposes Uranus (quantum field, change) in Aries. In its current placement, Jupiter seeks balance, beauty, and harmony—and Uranus focuses on rapid motion into the quantum field and big changes in the outer world. The opposition simply means that we’ll experience a pull between the two different impressions of “reality”.

Sun and Moon conjunct Neptune (idealism, illusion), which will may make life feel very beautiful, but it’s important to move through the illusion into more mystical states, which reveal truths and elicit inspiration about life and the universe. 

A Motion into Healing: South Node and Chiron

The South Node, which represents experiences and gifts from past lives–or talents and abilities that come easily to us. It’s important NOT to rely on these gifts but to develop new talents to move into our destiny, which is represented by the North Node.

With South Node in Pisces and many other planets in this placement, the universe calls to us to step out of our comfort, see through illusion, and truly expand into our inner identity.

Chiron, the wounded healer, is among the planets placed in Pisces. In this position, it indicates that moving into expansion, including gifts and talents, will bring inner healing. Pisces also rules karmic issues, so Chiron offers an incentive to move past those repetitive patterns by embracing unknown parts of the inner self. 

Tips:

  • Use the energies of Pisces to find a mystical, inner connection. Use the downtime to think about the flow of life—and what rhythm brings joy, abundance, and ease into your life.
  • With six planets in Pisces, we’re asked to see “truth, which is hidden beneath illusion and/or self-deception. It also emphasizes the importance of seeing through our blocks and patterns. Beyond this, there is a beautiful wave of love, which is offered by many signs in Pisces.
  • Creating a new life on a spiritual level involves letting go of the past. (South Node in Pisces indicates the importance of releasing patterns and the tendency to repeat solutions, which worked in the past.) There is an intense phase in manifestation when we suddenly don’t want to release it. The familiar feels better than the unknown. Acknowledge it and release the past whenever possible. The universe always provides something better.
  • Mars, Venus, and Uranus are conjunct, meaning it’s possible to overreact and/or create changes that are truly necessary. If it resonates with your soul, go ahead–but take a pause to consider if it’s truly the right step for you.
  • Awakening is about seizing opportunities for healing, awareness, and growth. When you can’t change a pattern and/or don’t see a solution, observe. The observer state alters a great deal!

Sabian Symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun is placed on 9 Pisces, “The Race Begins: Intent on Outdistancing His Rivals A Jockey Spurs His Horse to Great Speed.” The symbol could represent the need for “light” to outdistance the dark in the current political world. It could also refer to the need for placing all of our energy into manifesting awakening within ourselves and the world.

Moon is placed on 7 Pisces, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist.” A depiction of the cross brings images of trouble and misfortune as well as faith and hope. This symbol relates to lost causes of the past and feelings of victimization, but it is possible to awaken and seize possibility – to create a higher form of life.

Mercury is on Pisces 1, “A Crowded Public Place.” Mercury rules communications, and it represents the best and worst of humanity. But it also possible to buy and market goods as well as benefiting and receiving in the odd mixture of energy.

Venus sits on Aries 13, “A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery.” The bomb could refer to our hidden emotional and mental patterns, which tend to sabotage life. By “finding” and identifying these emotions and feelings, we can defuse the bomb and end destruction.

Mars is on Aries 23 – as is Uranus – “A Woman in Pastel Colors Carrying A Heavy and Valuable But Veiled Load.” On one level, this could address both light and world karma, carried by awakened individuals throughout on the planet. Although it is heavy, it is extremely valuable on an intrinsic level.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

 

 

Last Quarter Forecast

 

The moon moves into its last quarter, a time of developing abilities and expanding existent projects. It’s also important to consider aspects of life that require release, surrender, and faith. Additionally, this phase gives time to gather energy and focus before the solar eclipse/new moon on Sunday, Feb. 26.

We are moving through the last vestiges of the Piscean Age, which are exacerbated by Neptune in Pisces. Astrologer M. Kelly Hunter refers to the current global fear as “a mass hypnotic trance” that is transcended by focusing on the wave of universal love, which includes everything and everyone. (Next week’s eclipse/new moon intensely features Pisces; it’s a good time to rewrite the past.)

Sun (life) is currently in Aquarius and moves into Pisces on Feb. 18. Currently, Mercury (communication) in Aquarius conjuncts (close to) the sun, bringing in new waves of higher thoughts and a stronger ability to connect to the divine mind. Mercury is currently trine (harmoniously placed) with Jupiter (good fortune)  in Libra, bringing balance and harmony to the thinking process. (Both signs are in air, which can give space for inspired thought.)

This chart is hot! Venus, Mars, and Uranus sit in Aries, the fire sign, which rules beginnings. This placement ignites a tendency to make big changes and take physical action, but it’s not the right time. It’s far better to contemplate desires and consider their source—ego or inner self?

Mars (male energy, assertion) sits opposite to Jupiter (good fortune) in Libra, indicating strong actions can take us away from the benevolent forces of the big planet. Jupiter is also retrograde, slowing success and good fortune. (The other planets are direct, so it’s not a huge influence.) Jupiter also opposes Uranus in Aries, meaning to wait on taking action with spiritual intuitions.

Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus square (create tension) with Pluto, representing the underground, the subconscious, and transmutation. These aspects are not easy—and may represent some type of crisis or change for many people. On the other hand, staying centered in crisis is part of mastery.

Saturn (time, limitation) in Sagittarius offers help with fear and obstacles by encouraging our ability to tap into inner (and earned) wisdom. There is almost always a solution if we look deeply enough into our own being and sincerely ask for help.

Positive Aspects

Every chart has its own meaning and balance. There are some very beautiful trines included in this forecast.

  • Sun trines Jupiter for the next two days, giving insight into problems—and possibly solutions, which come in a very beneficial way. It’s a harmonious aspect, featuring inspired thought and the higher mind.
  • Mercury trines Jupiter, increasing the benefit of Sun trine Jupiter. It may be possible to meditate and hold the “feeling” or visual of a solution in our minds, then experience it in physical form. There is a special clarity with both trines occurring simultaneously. Or it may simply be a “gift” of seeing a better future, which we cannot yet completely perceive.
  • Saturn trines Uranus, offering an opportunity to transcend karma by contemplating and acting on concepts, which exist in the quantum field. For example, we may perceive how energy affects form or increases healing, or we may receive divine help from our angels and guides.

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Full Moon Eclipse, Limitation and Growth

 

The energetic weather presents an interesting interlude with an eclipse/full moon on Friday, February 10. The chart is filled with sacred geometry as well as aspects bringing both pressure, ease, and desirable influences to create and succeed. Other aspects are confusing with opposing directions, but fire predominates, bringing both passion and intention.

It’s a chart with a great deal of opportunity and pressure. The challenge lies in staying connected when making decisions, feeling drama from others, and focusing on a higher vision of life. Eclipses are similar to throwing the switch of our life energy and/or electromagnetic field. The current ceases for a few seconds, then it comes back. (It is possible to effectively direct our energy into a manifestation and/or different direction in life on an eclipse.)

In many ways, the chart speaks to our heart and soul with Moon (inner self, emotions) in Leo, and Sun (life) in Aquarius. Aquarius represents humanitarian efforts, service to “all”, and an independent nature. Aquarius is also the ruler of the current age and the quantum field. Leo is symbolized by a lion and represents a warm generous heart, but the sign can also point to ego based pursuits and a desire for center stage.

Sun in Aquarius trines (harmonious) Jupiter, meaning higher thoughts, which benefit the all, can bring success in the outer world. Sun also sextiles (harmonious wave) Saturn (karma, limitation) and Uranus (awakening, quantum field.) It suggests an opportunity to mitigate karma by moving in a more philosophical and spiritual direction—and the chance to alter our lives in a positive sense by moving into greater awakening to expand our concept of life.

Moon in Leo trines Saturn, leading to practical application within the structures of life. Our emotions may aid in finding sensible solutions to small difficulties in life. Moon also trines Uranus, meaning a positive emotional can uplift our understanding of spiritual knowledge.

Mercury (communications, higher thought) in Aquarius is rapid and inquisitive. It aids the intellect and leads to realizations on a higher level—gestalt thought and the meeting of the mind and heart. This is a lovely placement for expansion of mind and spirit.

Venus (love, beauty, material possessions) sits in Aries, a passionate fire sign. Venus remains conjunct (close to) Mars, giving a beautiful balance between the male/female aspects of the personality. Venus is square Saturn (limitation, karma), which can give feelings of sadness and/or reduced self-esteem. (Remember, it’s only temporary!)

Mars (male energy, assertion) is a bit wild and fiery in Aries, but it can also represent the warrior who makes wise use of resources and uses courage as a sword and shield. Mars squares Pluto, which can indicate power struggles, particularly in the area of resources.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sextiles Saturn (karma, limitation), indicating a benevolent, generous attitude can overcome our patterns and limitations, which developed over time. Conversely, we may need to apply discipline to overcome habits requiring moderation. Additionally, Jupiter squares Pluto (underworld, resources), and this aspect involves having a clear view of the truth before moving into expansiveness and success.

Saturn continues to trine Uranus, presenting the opportunity to mitigate karma through new realizations, service, and an entirely different world view of life. Uranus remains square Pluto, causing tension, strangeness, and a heavy feeling as the view of illusion continues to lift.

Overall, it’s not an easy chart, but it is filled with opportunities for awakening, creating, and moving into greater realization of the inner self.

Sabian symbols, based on the work of Lynda Hill

Sun  sits on 23 Aquarius, “A Big Trained Bear Sitting Down and Waving Its Paws.” A bear is powerful and dangerous, but a trained bear cannot run away or fight. It speaks of taking direction such as social cues or a “trainer.” It has forgotten its power.

Moon is on 23 Leo, “A Bareback Rider Displays Her Dangerous Skills.” Another circus image appears in this full moon chart. A bareback rider must be skilled, confident, and poised. Also, she is willing to go into the world, stand in the spotlight, and display her skills.

Mercury is placed on 6 Aquarius, “A Masked Figure Performs Ritualistic Acts in a Mystery Play.”  There is a theme of mystery in the world at the current time. It’s impossible to know what will happen and/or determine the trend of events. The masked figure in a mystery play represents this mystery.

Venus sits on 6 Aries, “A Square Brightly Lighted on One Side.” The reference to a square is interesting with the cardinal square in the full moon chart. A box or square indicates containment or walls, but the light shows the possibility of creative solutions at hand.

Mars is on 11 Aries, The Ruler of One’s Country. In a real sense, we are the rulers of our internal world, the play of events in our personal lives. It’s important to act on our inner guidance and direct our lives from a place of consciousness.

 

 

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 creating alignment with their inner path.