Tuesday, May 29 at 7.20am PST
The Algonquins called this full moon the Strawberry Moon as it coincides with berry ripening season. In Europe, it is sometimes called the Rose Moon. Luna will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.
Sun and moon oppose one another in Gemini and Sagittarius. These two archetypes are seekers and ramblers. This full moon brings movement, adventure, teaching and learning. Gather round, talk to your neighbors. See what everyone is doing. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Take a class. Hike the unknown mountain path. Bring your notebook, record your thoughts. This is an excellent time to write, in or out of the classroom.
Watch Sagittarius shoot bow after fiery bow into the darkness of uncertainty. This full moon is a force of maturation; golden strawberries of cosmic wisdom, ripening slowly in honeyed crystal caves, drop softly into the basket of your being. To share, to uplift and revitalize, to expand, to see beyond – this is the centaur’s duty. Follow him into the forest of freedom. Follow him into the joyful vortex.
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. This full moon does not form any major aspects. However, later in the day Mercury will join the Sun in Gemini. As Mercury rules Gemini, this is very auspicious and should lend even greater mercurial energy to the day. Get everything down in writing! Call your siblings! Open the throat chakra! I recommend wearing blue gems near the throat, such as chrysocolla, turquoise or lapis lazuli. For clothing, I recommend warm, fiery tones, especially purple. In meditation, focus on the crown chakra.
Mantra: I aim