The Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 17th a.k.a the Strawberry Moon enters Sagittarius at 25-degrees.
The 6th full moon of the year, some Native Americans, particularly the Algonquin Tribe, viewed this moon as the perfect time to harvest wild strawberries, hence its name. It's also known as the Rose Moon or Hot Moon because of the full moon's color this time of year and because of its proximity to the summer solstice (June 21st).
Nonetheless, this moon offers us the chance to survey all we've "planted" the past six months and the opportunity to sink our teeth into the sweet abundance cropping up. For some of us, that is quite apparent, for others of, that may require conjuring a "glass half full" perspective. Either way, its' all good!
One Card Reading for the Sagittarius (Strawberry) Full Moon Energies
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Full Moon Energy: Patience
There is something you are really wanting at this time and it is unfolding but instead of pushing ahead full steam you are being asked to slow down a bit, survey the land and get clear.
This is a time to really clarify the next steps before taking any more action and being sure those actions are in alignment and will produce the desired outcome.
There is also a call to spend more time in the “present” as you’ve really been in your head around this, creating some emotional imbalance. Learning the art of “presence” and patience is a big spiritual lesson for you right now. Surrender. Call on your guides. Know you are supported. Relax.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Full Moon Energy: Pride
The thing to remember this full moon is not to become so enthralled with forward movement that you become blinded by your own shadow.
There is an element of stubbornness around getting ones own way even at the risk of cutting other people and their perspectives. Let go of the need to be right and appreciate the times over the past 6 months when you have been successful at this. Let those times serve as wisdom to guide you forward.
And if someone is manipulating, slandering or causing harm to you at this time, put your pride to the side and ask “what would love do”?
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Full Moon Energy: Financial Discipline
Now is the time to adopt an attitude of gratitude when it comes to your abundance. More is always less and less is always more when you become present to abundance being an inside outside job.
There is no need to strive or compete. Instead, appreciate every single, little thing. Let your attention linger a little longer on what already is, what you’ve already created before moving on to the next thing. Don’t miss out on potential opportunities trying to hurry and get there or drowning in despair.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Full Moon Energy: Compassion
Take the time out to truly see others, particularly the ones you care the most for. Sometimes, we get so busy “doing” in our lives that we forget the need to “be” with ourselves and others.
This is a good time to slow down and focus in on your friendships, partnerships and communal relationships. Cultivate joy and ease in those areas so that they can be nourished and continue to flourish. Deepening self-care and self-love practices is advised at this time.
(*adapted from Exemplore)
Full Moons are a time of spiritual completions and harvesting.
Now is the time to: Release and Let Go
The Full Moon brings a completion cycle to us. A release and let go energy. The Full Moon gives us the gift of removing what no longer serves us and completing what you intended to do. Now you can move onto something new.
Releasing and letting go during the Full Moon will give you a freeing energy. What a relief it is to send your intention to the universe completed and free of any blocks. Believe that it is in motion and the universe is doing what is for the good of your intention.
Setting the Stage
This ritual should be done outside under the Full Moon, if possible.
Cleanse your space with a sage stick or incense.
Place an offering of white flowers in a glass vase with spring water
Decorate your alter with your favorite crystals
*I also like to put symbols of abundance on my altar
What you will need:
· A safe burning vessel
· Matches or lighter
· A candle
· Your intention story
· Paper and pen
Read your intention out loud to the Full Moon...ending with "And so it is." Read your intention story with total trust that it is coming your way. Believe that the wheels are in motion towards completion and for the good of your intention.
· Say a ritual prayer or one that you've created especially for this intention. Include a message of thankfulness and gratitude for the assistance of the universe, your spirit guides, ancestors and angels.
· Light your intentions on fire, please be safe, and put it in your burn vessel. As you watch the smoke go up to the sky, visualize your intentions manifested to completion.
Then, journal your story in order to reflect back on it later, write your intention on a different piece of paper that you can burn. Write with the feeling and presence that your dreams are already manifested.
May your intentions manifest for the greater good!
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