Issey Miyake A.POC blouse and gloves

Edith Dekyndt

Ue-no-Hakama (Trousers) of the Emperor Reigen in White Hailstone Pattern Weave. Edo Period, Kyoto National Museum

full moon // june


Strawberry Moon
Monday, June 20th, Sagittarius, 4:02 am PST

Happy Full Moon! Happy Summer Solstice!
This is our second full moon in Sagittarius in a row... pretty rare. And it is the Strawberry Moon! This moon draws its name from our early Native Americans, signaling it is time to pick the ripened fruit. To ride the wave of this metaphor a bit... take a moment to think about what has ripened in your life? Think back 6 months ago to December 11th when the New Moon was in Sagittarius. What was happening then? What were you working towards? What was important to you then that might have blossomed into a reality now? And then think back even further, to a little over a year ago, on May 2nd, our last Full Moon in Sagittarius. How have you grown and changed over this past year? What are you now ready for? What old skin have you shed? What new energy are you now in? These retrogrades have shifted a lot for us over the last few months. And it has been a really difficult time every step of the way. It's good to take a moment and reflect back, to see how far you have come. 

This Full Moon occurs at 29 degrees and is opposite Venus, the planet of all things love. It also squares Chiron (all things karma)... so guess where that leaves us? In a ripe time to be exploring relationships! This 29 degree mark is a clear indicator that things are headed in a new direction, and will lead you to unexpected places. There is a fated quality to it, so whatever is happening in your life around relationships - trust it. This is positive!

With the Summer Solstice today in the sign of Sagittarius (interestingly enough, a sign associated with the winter months) it is a great time to look ahead. Where are you pointing your arrow? In what direction will you head in during these next 6 months? Maybe it's time to change direction, or maybe things are already pointing to a road you have not traveled down before. 

James Lee Byars


last words

Last words... on The Dreslyn and a peek inside the studio, with photos by Claire Cottrell.  


new moon // june


Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon
Saturday, June 4th, Gemini, 7:59 pm PST

Right now seems to be a time of "I don't know." This mindset can be used to your advantage, but just make sure you aren't tricking yourself, or playing down your own internal wisdom. But it really does seem to be a time to be in a state of curiosity, to really be looking, paying attention, discovering in each moment. Thing are shifting for us all right now. Big life changes, and if you have been open during the time of these difficult retrogrades then things are blooming for you in the most amazing ways! 

There are still three planets retrograding with Neptune (a very slow moving planet, be aware how it might try to slow you down) entering the mix on the 13th. Luckily Mars goes direct on the 29th. Until then there is still some work to be done. I did notice this last week how the planets are still pulling stuff up from the past to be cleared. A lot of stuff being cleared around sex and our karma with sexual energy. Pay attention to your dreams and don't be surprised if things are surfacing there. You can read your dreams right now as a map to what you are clearing in yourself and what you are facing. These retrogrades have been hard, but ultimately they are evolving us, and getting us ready for the next 5 years. 

Spend some time connecting this month. Connect to yourself, to nature, to others, to how you can be of greater service, to your gifts, to your guides... Connecting is really important right now. It's a time to create a bigger life for yourself, one that matches the size of your soul. Create a life for yourself where there is joy, and a sense of belonging, where you feel purposeful and fulfilled. These are all great things to make wishes about this month. Use the energy of the moon and of Gemini to call in this way of living, this way of being in the world. For more info on how to make your wishes, see here

Elizabeth Atterbury