Rose Moon, Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon
Tuesday, June 2nd, Sagittarius, 9:18 am PST
All my minerals, rocks, and fossils are laid out on the table ready for cleansing. This is the first Full Moon that I have completely felt ready for. Usually, it feels like they sneak up on me, or they just feel so intense that I am in denial, distracting myself from their presence. I am sure, as sensitive beings, you all have felt this Moon coming for days. Full Moons make us more emotional, they really pull on our emotional bodies. I think this is a result of the Moon being in one sign, this month it is Sagittarius, and the Sun being in the opposing sign, Gemini. With any thing you also get the energy of it's opposite. In the sky right now we have two strong forces, the Sun and Moon, holding opposing energies. This is bound to pull on us, creating separations, splits, and cracks in our emotional bodies for deeper emotions and feelings to emerge. Not to mention that as we are all dealing with our own emotions we are also more sensitive to the emotions around us. So, some of the things we are feeling might not even be ours. I say all of this as a reminder - Full Moons can be tough to navigate. Have compassion for yourself, and for those around you. During these next few days it would be good to adopt some small practices to help you clear yourself, ground and be present. You can do this by stopping what you are doing and taking a few deep, mindful breaths, walk outside and stand in the sun for a few moments, meditate, or I also really like dancing as a way to move energy. Anything you can do to shake off some of that tension. There is also an extra level of agitation in the air that is fundamental to both Sagittarius and Gemini, so you might be picking up on that as well if you have been feeling extra agitated lately. Try to practice compassion and patience.
I also really feel that a lot of shifts and breakthroughs can happen right now for you with the use of your creativity. Challenge yourself to use your creativity to navigate some of the things you are facing in your life right now. Creativity is a shortcut to healing. There aren't many, but creativity is one of them. How can you out create the challenge you are facing? Write a short story, combine non- fiction with your imagination. Rearrange your home. Make a drawing with your eyes closed. Create an arrangement from flowers and plants picked on a walk. The more lighthearted energy you can have while doing these things the better. Just step out of your comfort zone a bit. If you already are an artist, find a way to counteract the way you usually approach creating. Keep it light, simple, have some fun! This pattern will help you when you come up against energy in your life that has you feeling confused, weighed down, heavy, depressed, worried, sad, etc... Use all of it as fuel for creation. This practice will help you to break old patterns, old habits that have their control over you. Allow it to open you up, to allow new energy to come into your experience. Creativity can shift your energy in an instant.
There is this dance exercise I do where I take an old pattern or feeling, and I start expressing it in movement, and then I make a move that is the opposite of what I have been doing, and then I make a move with my body that is the opposite of that one, so on and so on... This is a way to use the body, to give it a physical experience, of interrupting an old way of being, to break a habit. Try it out, and let me know.
Let the energy of Sagittarius take you somewhere unexpected. I love the image of the centaur shooting it's arrow at the horizon. It is looking for an adventure beyond what it can see, beyond what it knows. What do you have to let go of in order to get lost? There is freedom in the unknown. It's time to let go and discover something new that is waiting for us beyond the limits of what we know. How can you reach beyond what is comfortable? As a compass you can use the feeling of excitement and being uncomfortable. Every time you start to feel that combination you know you are on the right track. This is a time where so much is clearing in our souls, it's just falling away. And it can do it with ease if we are willing to let it be easy. Have fun, play, go on an adventure!
TRISHA BROWN: PERFORMATIVE DRAWING WITH CHARCOAL