Today, the second Full Moon of the month falls on the Summer Solstice (Happy Solstice!) … which means the sun and moon can be seen high in the sky at the same time (and this is a pretty significant event as the last time it happened was 74 years ago and it won't happen again until 2094)!!
Two planets beaming down on us at full illumination means there A LOT OF LIGHT in the sky and there is no way to avoid the amplification of photons (aka literal light beams) affecting us.
So, today is a big day, not just as a once in a lifetime event in the sky, but also in our lives. And in addition to this cosmic event, we have some other pretty significant energies affecting us.
There is a LOT going on energetically this month and it’s helpful to understand it, so let me take you through it …
Today we enter into another Sagittarius Full / Blue Moon (a blue moon is when you have two full moons in one month) … both being in the sign of Sagittarius meaning there has been a lot of fiery energy, movement, vision (visionary ideas or ideals), activity and growth (growth that is, if you’ve chosen to embrace it). Additionally today we also have the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year, when we experience the zenith of sunlight on our planet), paired with the climax of the light of the Full Moon ... so as far as light emanating in the sky goes, this is the years fullest expression.
This double exposure has far reaching effects. Our planet is drastically affected on electromagnetic levels by the light of the sun and the moon; plants receive more light, there is more heat generated within our atmosphere, and on subtle, unseen but measurable sub atomic levels, our bodies as beings are literally being blasted within higher levels of light (photons) than any other time of the year (and with the cosmic conjunction of the Summer Solstice and Full Moon, any other time of our lives).
In addition to all that jazz, the last New Moon in Gemini had us standing on the threshold of the unknown with transition sweeping through our lives in order to prepare us for the current amplification of light in the sky and our lives.
So, not only have we been dealing with the properties of the unknown in Gemini, we also have had Mars and Scorpio to add intensity to the process. Mars brings our issues to the surface, Scorpio helps us alchemize them. Then, add the amplification of the light of the Sun and Moon in the sky at the same time, and it means that all of it can be going one of two ways for you.
If you’ve been present with what’s been going on for you this month (dealing with your shit so to speak) then moving into this Summer Solstice Full Moon could feel really good for you. New awareness has the ability to literally make your life new, and so you may be deeply in the exciting (and dare I say ecstatic?) transformation and rebirth that Scorpio offers us.
But if you felt the urge to jump off into the abyss and didn’t - then all this solar and lunar energy might have you feeling pretty hot and bothered.
When we avoid our own growth and choose to keep playing small, we can fall into the negative, obsessive, angry, limiting thoughts and behaviors that have been holding us back. So, if you didn’t choose to experience the growing pains by getting a little (or a lot) uncomfortable the past few weeks, it may all be coming up to slap you in the face right now.
And if that’s the case, let it. THIS MOON IS HERE TO WAKE YOU UP. Let it shake you from your slumber and let yourself go where you need to go, knowing that this light and fire is here to help TRANSFORM YOU.
This is a fiery time. Not only do we have the heat of summer, the sun and moon literally hitting us with LIGHT BEAMS but we are in our second Sagittarius Full Moon and the message of this moon is to FEEL THE FIRE and LET IT BURN.
Yes it might get a little steamy. Yes you might singe some skin. Yes you might have to face some hard truth. Yes you might “lose” something (something that has been holding you back, something you love or someone you thought you were). And yes, you might also have jaw dropping, gorgeous realizations that allow you to SET YOURSELF FREE.
This is an incredibly powerful time for you to get to the CORE of what it means to be YOU! You’ll also likely have higher energy, more desire and more drive so USE THIS to your advantage! That’s what the light in the sky is here to help us do right now. It’s our choice if we want to work WITH or AGAINST the energy. So yes you might still have to walk through the fire, but you can get through it a lot quicker if you choose to follow the flow of the flames instead of avoiding them.
And yes, during times of transition and transformation, you might have that sneaky little voice creeping in saying:
Who are you to want what you want? Who are you to do what it takes for you to stand FULLY IN THE LIGHT AND TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE?
Well let me ask you this ... WHO ARE YOU NOT TO? Don’t let fear or playing small get in your way.
You came here to SHINE and this is what the energy can offer you right now if you choose to stand up, and OWN WHAT YOU WANT AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE.
ALL THIS FIRE AND LIGHT is here to give you the choice. WILL YOU RISE out of the flames to become the HEROINE OF YOUR OWN LIFE? Or will you choose to fall back down into the fire and keep getting burned?
This moment is here to WAKE YOU UP … to strip away your vanities, your insecurities, your fears, your fantasies, your narcissism, your vanities, anywhere you have been avoiding your truth or living as a victim. Use this moon to GET REAL WITH WHAT YOU ARE READY TO RELEASE.
Full moons REVEAL and RELESE. They reveal our edges, our shadows, our desires and serve as deep times of reflection. All of the revealing elements that come through the full illumination of the moon allow us to see where we've come from and to get real what's working for us and what's not so that we can c o n s c i o u s l y release what we no longer need ... and this moon is here to let you SET YOURSELF FREE.
Embracing change and freedom isn’t easy but it’s always worth it. The first step in change is awareness, so get a piece of paper and write down everything that is keeping you from being the HEROINE OF YOUR OWN LIFE. Once you feel like your release is complete, take the paper outside tonight and literally burn it under the light of the Full Moon (click here for a more in depth run down of how to do a Full Moon Fire Releasing Ceremony).
If things get heated or you want to retreat from your the power of your light this next week, call on the energy of Sagittarius to get you through.
As Chani Nicolas says, Sag is the archer, ‘she is the rambler, the gambler, the one who bets on hope and runs on faith. Sagittarius moves. Swiftly. Sagittarius seeks. Endlessly. Seeks meaning. Seeks experience. Seeks the horizon. The archer can’t stop for fear of missing out on the next adventure. This is the sign that wants to run with the big questions. The ones that are sure to send us on the most open-ended quests.”
Sag is a curious and optimistic fire sign who is CLEAR ON THE VISION FOR HER LIFE and who she needs to continue BEING in order to live the life she's meant to live. Let her energy spark your inner fire and give you the courage and curiosity to take aim and allow your transformation transpire.
With the energy of this Full Moon and the Summer Solstice, you'll be feeling it in your body, so you'll need some BIG MOVEMENT to keep the energy moving, evolving and alchemizing through you. Hiking, dancing, generating heat, sweating, building strength, connecting to your core (literally building core strength), cleansing (think light, nourishing whole foods in addition to veggie juices, lots of purified lemon water, think light + nourishing but not depriving!) ... this is what your body might be craving right now.
Because of all the energy this circulating, this month’s playlist is here to get you TO MOVE.
Because it's the second Full Moon of the month, and I think you might need more music to get you grooving through, so I'm simply adding this moon's playlist onto the last, so scroll down for the new songs if you've already been listening to it this month ((CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FULL MOON PLAYLIST))!
Also, as you might know, transformation is amazing when you come out on the other end, but while you are going through it, it is a naturally destructive process. So know this and be okay with what wants to fall away from your life. Be okay with what wants to emerge out of your ashes. Be okay not having expectations. Most of all, be gentle with yourself but keep moving.
Make sure you stay VERY HYDRATED but also let yourself experience the heat that wants to be transmuted and released.
At the heart of it all, the most simple interpretation for this moon?
Let the fire to burn through you, let it melt away everything you are not so that you can BECOME EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE.
Show up, do the work, take action and ALSO CELEBRATE HOW FAR YOU’VE COME and continue to celebrate every single victory that comes your way.
Also make sure your remember to have fun + LIGHTEN UP (pun intended ;) .... both some very helpful ingredients in learning how to successfully and joyfully set yourself free!