The full Strawberry Moon arrives in Sagittarius on May 20th, at 4:02 am PDT. If you have been following along with these Moon reports, you might think “Hey! Wait a minute; Marlene made a mistake! The full moon was in Sagittarius last month!” Not a mistake, again the full moon is in Sagittarius. I like that Sagittarius is once again lending a calm, balanced emotional outlook to whatever we are contemplating releasing.
It is interesting to note that this full moon is carrying on the theme of love and money! Full moon focus’s our attention on all relationships and has itself a relationship with the previous new moon. Given that both bring to our attention, love and money, we are having a double whammy this month. Think of this full moon as harvest time, what you started on June 4th can now be fine-tuned or completed depending. This full moon should bring you in touch with your needs, and you should be able to see where there is disharmony or imbalance. Obstacles will have come up, and now you get to put your ideas for improvement into place.
Ensure you have your crystals that you set up for the new moon, beside you. Let us toast our progress with a glass of sparkling wine (alcoholic or non-alcohol). Place a couple of fresh strawberries in the glass and then pour the wine over them. The strawberries should give it a taste of summer and remind us of how sweet life can be when we let go of what is no longer serving us. Watch the bubbles rise to the top of the glass and burst through the surface, imagine the obstacles you have faced lately rising out of you, through your crown and dissipating like little sparkles into the universe. Be bubbly like the wine and don’t allow your thoughts to become cynical and sad – the light of the full moon tends to shine a spotlight on the bits we keep hidden away in the shadows. Face your shadows, and understand that right now you are being offered keen perception and intuitive insight so that you may see them in a new light and heal them. It does not matter if what holds you back from true love or financial security was ingrained in you earlier in this lifetime or if you brought it forth from another lifetime, now you can break those bonds easily.
Enjoy the light of the moon and feel it infuse you with the power and courage to release what holds you back from having true love and financial security.
Our June new moon arrives at 7:59 pm PDT on June 4th in Gemini. Like all new moons, we are beginning a new 28-day cycle where all possibilities are on the table. We get to play with our future, make new plans, and question old habits, beliefs, and behaviors. There is excitement when a new moon arrives, and our zealousness to bring something new to our lives, can have us focusing on many ideas at once. The first two weeks of the 28-day cycle are the best time to make fresh starts and begin new projects. Don’t be disheartened if not all of your "wishes" take flight, you will not succeed in all, but you can lay the groundwork now for future success.
This new moon will shine a light upon all you love and value. Literally, due to Venus being close to the sun and moon, this moon shines upon the areas of love and money. Sounds splendid doesn’t it? Saturn is retrograde, and along with some other planets having a little fun, you will be charged to keep things real. Venus will soften our view of life and make the rough edges appear smooth, in a dreamy romantic way. It is perfect actually for this Gemini moon after all Gemini is the duality sign. What is real and what is fantasy? That will be our biggest challenge with this new moon. Keep your expectations in check, watch out for signs of greed, delusion, and fear, and you should do just fine.
Before you start to set your intentions this month, gather the following crystals – hematite, clear quartz, lapis lazuli, citrine and amethyst to add to your moon crystals. As this moon is shining a light upon all you love and value, think upon that for a couple of days leading up to the 4th. In the areas of love and money, what new plans do you wish to make for the future? Remember, we are in Gemini and as such you will probably be shown both sides of the equation. From that, you can set your intentions. In the area of love, you might want to spend more time with those you love, or if you are single, you will obviously be setting the intent for a partner to come into your life. One thing we can all intend, is to embrace ourselves with as much love as we bestow upon others. In the area of finances, you might require a little more to get you through each month, or you might feel you have enough but want to be able to give more to those in need.
On the evening of the new moon, gather your crystals and set them up in an appealing way to you. You might wish to include a candle and other token items you value. I suggest setting this up on a small plate that you can leave for the 28-days, and that you can move around your home at will. From this point on, do what feels comfortable to you. You might have been setting your intentions as you set up your crystals, infusing them with your wishes. If you prefer to write out your intentions, do so now and place the list under your crystals. You might wish just to sit quietly with your thoughts. If so, light a candle, play some soft background music, and ask your angels to join you. Think about what you truly love and value. Allow your mind to wander and see what comes forward. Let your imagination flow with all possibilities and let the energy of this dark moon bring it to light.
It does not matter how you honor the moon. You are honoring yourself and your life by taking the time each month to sit with what is going on in your life, and either release what is not working, or bring in something new. After all what we truly love and value most, or should, is ourselves, when we are at our best, we are able to help others be their best.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON