new moon // june


Strawberry Moon
Friday, June 27th, Cancer, 1:08 am PST

A week ago we were headed into Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. We spend a lot of time thinking about the Moon, being aware of it's phases and how they affect us. Give a little attention to the Sun, to it's own unique energy and importance. Spend some time in it. Feel how it's energy is different from the moon's. Sun energy is masculine, it's universal love, the mind, spirit, god energy. Think of all they ways it's supports life on earth, in all it's power and strength.

Moon energy is feminine, it's personal love, the unknown, the soul, goddess energy. It is fitting that this New Moon is in the sign of Cancer, a watery emotional sign. It's energy is very feminine, nourishing, giving, it knows the importance of family and home. It allows us to be empathetic and feel deeply, to love more fully.

Spend some time feeling the way these two energies come together within you. 

Cancer energy also has a very strong tie to different aspects of the female, particularly to the qualities of being a mother. You might already feel this strongly coming up for you these past few days, feelings about your own mother, about those around you who are mothers, about the way you are a mother to your children or those who are important to you in your life, even the mother within and how you are a mother to your own self. This is sure to bring up lots of emotions. Water energy is where all our emotions are held, it's also the space of the unknown, of no definition. How can you let go of judgments, expectations, and definitions around what you are feeling, and just allow yourself to feel, and honor each feeling that comes up? How can you be like the ocean, like a stream, to have depth and motion, and allow yourself to be moved by what you feel? My challenge to you these next two weeks would be to just allow yourself to feel, with out having to figure it out in your head or know why. 

Although these emotions you are feeling are deep there is a lightness in the air thanks to the Sun! Be sure to send it some gratitude. 

Around the Summer Solstice is a great time to set intentions. Traditionally we do this in the new year, but that's actually a really hard time energetically to set intentions and have them hold with all that darkness, things are a little stuck and heavy. It's a great time to use the energy of the Sun to help give some forward movement and momentum to your wishes and intentions. Because the Moon is in the sign of Cancer it's a great time to make wishes about family and home. Start with a clean slate, let go of old wishes you might always put on your list, or just write or think about them in a totally new way. Get some new energy in there. As always you get a maximum of ten wishes and they must be handwritten on paper. The most powerful time to wish is within the first 24 hours of the exact time of the new moon, but within the first 48 will do. 

Happy Summer!

tried to find the source of this image, followed it back a ways... but couldn't. sorry

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