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Monday, June 17 at 1.31am PST
Sun and Moon oppose one another in Gemini and Sagittarius: the axis of seekers and ramblers. This full moon brings movement, adventure, teaching and learning. We are all teachers and students! What are you here to teach? What are you here to learn? The Algonquins call the June full moon the Strawberry Moon as it coincides with berry ripening season. In Europe, it is sometimes called the Rose Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
The centaur archer sends bow after fiery bow into the darkness of uncertainty. Sagittarian fire energy is so expressive and boisterous that we are effectually taken up and out, drawn toward the light and one another, drawn out of our homes and into conversation with our neighbors. It is time to dance and connect. 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 opportunity to write, speak, sing and loosen your body.
This full moon is a force of maturation: golden strawberries of cosmic wisdom ripen in honey crystal caves and drop softly into the basket of your being. Share, uplift, revitalize, expand – this is the centaur’s calling. Follow him into the forest of freedom. Follow him into the joyful vortex.
For the last two years I have made a spontaneous trip to Mt Shasta, California at this full moon. Mt Shasta is a special place, an enormous peak who collects travelers like morning dew at the base of her majesty. My partner and I camped high on the mountain with two other hippies. Here we made a bonfire and sang late into the night, accompanied by my friend on ukelele. We traded food and stories and laughter.
Give yourself time to wander aimlessly, to move without plans or inhibitions. This is a lost art form, traveling with an open heart and mind, letting the earth take care of our every need. We don’t know what will happen next, and that includes all the beauty and pleasant surprises. Trust yourself and the earth enough to let go and be free. If the full moon in Sagittarius is here to teach us anything, it is that we have no reason to fear uncertainty – indeed, we have good reason to embrace the unknown. Look up from your screens and follow the wind!
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. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what. In meditation, focus on whichever chakra is calling out to you – this is a day of whimsy. Call your siblings, blood or otherwise! Write a song! Open your throat and inner fire! Consider blue gems near the throat, such as chrysocolla, turquoise or lapis lazuli. For clothing, consider warm, fiery tones, especially purple. Fan the flames with a camping adventure and Sagittarius Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
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