On Monday June 20 we are in for quite a treat, and we couldn’t be more excited here! The beautiful Strawberry, Rose or Mead Full Moon falls on the same day as the Summer Solstice which happens only once in a generation.
At precisely 6:34 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 20, the sun will appear to pause in the sky as it changes direction relative to our viewpoint, and it will officially be summer. About 12 hours earlier, at 7:02 a.m., the moon will hit its fullest point for the month. Together the two heavenly bodies will shower Mother Earth with a full 24 hours of light.
We are at the half way point in the year and it is now time to reflect on the progress you’ve made this year, and the progress yet to be made. Celebrate all that you’ve accomplished… you are amazing, yay you!! But also, take a moment to see where your focus needs to go. Have you let some things slide that you had made plans to take care of? Now is the perfect time to recommit yourself to those goals.
Along with this full moon we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice or Litha. This is a time of celebrating and honoring the Sun. A time to gather together and celebrate all that you’ve accomplished so far this year. Litha is one of the fire festivals, so light a bonfire, dance and sing. Spend time outdoors, pick flowers and put them in your hair. Light a yellow candle and place on your altar along with offerings of herbs, flowers and seeds.
For us, this is a time to release anything that is no longer serving us by offering it up to the Goddess Moon. We are taking stock of what we have accomplished, what we still need to work on and how we can make this happen. By honoring the Sun, we are asking for the strength and fortitude to make our goals a reality.
What ever you do tomorrow, have fun, be grateful and love one another!
Blessings to you all,