The Strawberry Moon 2016

On Monday June 20, 2016 at 7:02 a.m. eastern standard time United States, the full moon will reach its peak. Less than 12 hours later, at 6:34 p.m. est, the sun will be direct at its highest point in the Northern most sky, pause, and head south. It marks the first time in 70 some years that this has happened. It also marks a period of travel for several of the planets, denoting the end of a 4 year cycle. This zenith marks the end of a behavioral and relational battle that has been challenging you since 2012.

It is a beautiful time of year, with the longer days, or if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, the shorter days, which calls us to revel in the beauty of what nature has to provide for us.

This sequence of events of the opening of the light and dark against the full moon cycle calls us to write down and get clear about what we want to create in the world and in our personal lives, and what we want to see in the world. We must start to recognize that the polarity, strife and conflict we see on the larger scale and within this country of the United States is a mirror of our own inner polarity, self judgement, and conflict about just what is authentically you. To claim our path, we must be authentic to the call of the soul, relax into what the heart says with the mind as its helper.

Just as the moon governs 2/3 of the water on the planet through tides, the moon effects hormonal and energetic impulses in animals and humans. Some of that is the magnetic pull of the earth’s magma and crust. This magnetic and lunar pull effects each individual cell, each individual person weighing in as part of the collective consciousness.

Shamans and all those involved in the subtle healing path are tuning into the shifts occurring with this event. We must start to focus on what we are being told to do to be of service and to heal the planet and others who have less.

We can change the world if we learn to harness this pull of nature. What invisible attraction is pulling you along? Can you harness the pull into responsible action?

Enjoy these longer days if you are here in the North. Enjoy what you have been given and share it with as many people as you can. Your life, your heart, our lives, our hearts depend on it.


Photo credit: Farmer’s almanac, strawberry moon.