This July’s Full Moon: Saturday, July 4th 9:44pm PST
July’s Full Moon is known as the Thunder Moon for the numerous thunderstorms that usually occur in the month, or the Buck Moon since a buck’s new antlers usually grow during this time.
Summer thunderstorms are often cathartic, cooling and clearing the air. This month, you may experience newfound clarity and illuminations. This might come in the form of closure from past events that still haunt you, new information that comes to light that illuminates a previously confusing experience, or a new way of thinking that allows you to suddenly see things clearly.
Symbolized by how a buck’s antlers emerge in July, this month is also a time for change and growth. If there’s a project you’ve been working on for a while, this month should bring the fruits of your labors. Or perhaps there’s something you’ve been wanting to change in your life-- breaking old habits, setting better personal boundaries, or things at work or in your relationships. You may feel some tension develop, but allow your frustrations to drive and motivate changes and personal growth.
Saturday, June 20, 2:43 PM
The Summer Solstice happens when our Sun travels its longest path through the sky, resulting in the day with the most daylight in the year, and signaling the start of summer. Celebrated by ancient civilizations all the way up to modern times, summer solstice celebrations are one of the most widespread and ancient celebrations! Spiritually, summer solstices represent celebrating nature, reflecting on your spiritual journey, new beginnings, and patience.
While summer plans might be looking a little different this year, tap into your spiritual side this summer solstice. Go for a meditative walk in nature, or create a place where you can feel at peace in your home. Light a bonfire or some candles to celebrate our fiery Sun. Reflect on the past year, considering your relationships, career choices, travels, and passions. Throughout the summer, check in on yourself: are you feeling fulfilled by your relationships and are you taking steps to reach your goals? Make space for and be patient with new opportunities that arise, and embrace sunshine. This is a time filled with changes as our Earth turns, so be ready to accept and even embrace change!
This June's Full Moon: Friday, June 5th, 2020
The Strawberry Moon is named for the short period in which wild strawberries can be collected throughout the north-eastern United States. It is also known by its old European names; Honey Moon or Mead Moon, as June is the month in which honey is ready to be harvested, and was traditionally fermented into mead.
This full moon will be the smallest of the year, as the moon reaches its apogee, the furthest it gets from the sun. The moon will also undergo a penumbral eclipse, and while this won't be visible in North America, the eclipse can represent emotional closure-- a time to finally put hurt feelings to rest. Full moons can be emotional: express your emotions, but be cautious not to say something you'll regret.
The Strawberry Moon will occupy the sign of Sagittarius, and the sign's affinity for optimism and friendliness will help with motivation during this time. Don't be afraid to take risks and make the best of opportunities that present themselves: think about what will happen if it does work out!
This May's Full Moon: Thursday, April 7th
The days are longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and Mother Nature is in full bloom, hence the name FLOWER MOON, it's a sign of the time. The Flower Moon embodies the spirit of what we all could use a little more of right now which is laughter, love and healing. The FULL MOON is said to wash away negative energy and make room for positive energy - this is always a great reminder!
Like the blooms after which it is named, the May Full Moon is also thought to symbolize gradual growth. This is the time to audit and let go of anything that is no longer serving us. We are all spending more time at home, therefore take the time to meditate, journal, garden or simply do a hobby that allows you to let go. These are great tools for reflection!
This is the final SUPERMOON of 2020! The Supermoon occurs when the moon is in Perigee, which is the point in the orbit that it's nearest to the earth. The moon appears to be bigger and brighter, this is where the 'super' comes from. You do not want to miss this one!
This April's Full Moon: Tuesday, April 7th 07:35 PST.
The moon teaches us that life is always changing. This full moon is an intense reminder of that.
I think it is very significant that we are having our biggest and brightest full moon (Supermoon) of the year tonight and tomorrow. I have never lived through such intense times and there are signs everywhere about our universe changing.
Now is the time to make the changes you have needed to make… reflect on lessons from your past & find peace in knowing it has prepared you for the best version of yourself today.
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If things have seemed extra chaotic and frustrating lately, it’s definitely because of the Mercury retrograde: but don’t worry, we’ve made it through! This Tuesday, March 10th, marks the end of 2020’s first Mercury retrograde, with the post-retrograde shadow lasting until March 29th.
Mercury, the swiftest of all the planets in the night sky and closest to the Sun, is named for the Roman messenger of the gods, Mercury. Similar to the role of the deity in Roman mythology, the planet Mercury rules over communication, rationality and reasoning, regular travel, and relationships. During a retrograde, when the planet appears to be moving backwards, our lives can get thrown into a tailspin as communication is muddled, relationships are tested, or daily travel frustrates.
For the end of this retrograde, spend time reflecting on past experiences and lessons-- Mercury’s retrogrades are known to cause chaos, but remember this is only temporary, and soon clarity will come in the post-shadow phase. The post-shadow phase is a time for reconfiguring: the pieces of the puzzle will finally click together, allowing you to see the bigger picture. Consciously think about patterns in your life-- perhaps it is time to make a conscious effort to change some of them.
This February’s Full Moon: Saturday February 8th 11:34pm PST.
The Snow Moon is the second full moon of Winter and represents what is often the snowiest month in the States. This weekend’s Snow Moon is also the first of three Supermoon’s (moons that appear just a little larger than a regular full moon) in 2020.
February is a transitional month. Just as the snow will soon melt away and make way for a fresh start and the beauty of Spring, the same goes for you. Free yourself of clutter, negative energy, and anything else that isn’t serving you at this time. Resolve tensions and allow yourself the fresh start you deserve. This moon marks a time to accept, forgive and overcome.
Now is the time to prepare for Spring – Plant your seeds or intentions now so that they will manifest as this shift in energy takes place. Embrace this opportunity to declutter your mind and spaces around you-- and you will be better equipped to handle the changes ahead!