The moon was full a few hours ago. The first time that the moon has been full on the summer solstice since 1948. The large moon meets the strongest day for the sun. This is more significant than one would think.
At my shop the tops of the canning jars holding hundreds of jars of medicine are popping. The herbs move. The fluid they are suspended in changes colors. The medicine will be ready. The medicines that go out into the full moon of June are always the most brilliantly colored and generally the strongest medicine I will make all year. The full moon changes the frequency of the medicine (remember everything is energy) making it match our bodies unique energy level. The moon cycles control the ocean, women’s cycles, and have a great influence on farming, and on medicine making.
All my medicines go through the sun as well. This often surprises people since the little dark bottles at the health food store take such good care to not show their faces to the great sun. Think sun tea. It infuses the herbs. The sun is our ally. It detoxifies the skin, creates natural vitamin D, controls our moods, and sets our internal clocks. The sun is as powerful as the moon for my medicines. (I do not cut my medicines like common tinctures so I never worry about loss of energy or mold.)
So here today we have the longest day for the sun, the change of season is upon us, and the moon is there to greet the sun. This will have a powerful influence not just on medicines and plants, but on us as well.
This is a time to become your strongest self. The frequency is right, the season is new, it is time to be renewed. Change is swirling all around us and it is time to really look inward and focus on our utmost important intentions. Not your intentions for anyone else, just you. Time to release all that is past. Release anything not adding to your life. Release any habits, jobs, relationships, old ideas, anything that may have been there for too long keeping you stagnant.
Focus intently on new ideas, jobs, relationships, place of living, creative ideas, and passions. It is time to manifest the place we want to be. To be the person we want to be.
I know I have allowed myself to become too busy. The things I have done over the years were done with Doug but without his help I have taken on too much. Too much time working in the shop, teaching others, volunteering for things, trying to do everything at home, at work, and for others. I need to scale back a smidge. My medicines and my peace of mind will suffer. I will think today on how I can make changes to make my work and my personal life lead to the most balance. What are my priorities? What are yours?
I really need a bonfire to be dancing around in the moonlight tonight to bring it all to being but I guess my oil lamp and a journal will do. Happy Solstice! Summer is here!