Make Your Joyful Noise, The Summer has arrived!
Your Outermost Self has its time to Shine!
Traditionally in many native cultures this Moon is known as the Buck Moon. This is the first moon cycle of Summer and it shows us that change is here. Like the fresh antlers that appear on the young buck, the arrival of something that was cultivated quietly during the past season is showing its presence and new strength becomes visible! We are at the beginning of the second chapter of the year — a fresh start for something new is here. What would you like to manifest with the bright rays of the sun supporting you? This June Moon is also known as the Thunder Moon, with thunderstorms brewing throughout various places. Thunder can awaken you with awe inspiring clarity instantly, illuminating wonder throughout this cycle.
What would you call this Moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?
Themes of This Moon
Adaptation - Illumination - Community - Warmth
Movement: Strolling & Dancing
Atmosphere: Hot, Sunny, Clear
Crystal: Moonstone a powerful stone for new growth (like a pair of new antlers) and inner strength allowing you to hone in on your intuition, providing balance and stability.
Herb: Lemon Balm this is a perennial herb from the mint family that has been used in traditional medicine for its calming effect. It has commonly been used to soothe anxiety, restlessness, and sleep disorders.
Flower: Water Lily/Lotus a symbol of enlightenment, through purification and transformation — the beautiful bloom emerges from the dark, unseen mud.
Tree: Holly This tree with it’s sharp pointy leaves and deep red berries are steeped in mysticism and symbolgy. Holly represents truth and protection in several cultures and in Christianity, it’s is commonly associated with the crown of thorns. This tree represents Lughnasa (the midway point of Summer and the festival of Harvest). The Holly tree and it’s wood is also associated with “casting spells of magic” and is the origin of why the famed town is called “Hollywood”.
What’s In Season (Early Summer)
Vegetables: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery,
Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green Peppers, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes
Fruits: Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Honeydew, Lemons, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon
Self Reflections of This Moon
As you honor the journey of Summer’s beginning, share your joyous sound and vibration with others through song and dance and inspire others to do the same! Soak up the insight falling from the sky — this is the bright, loud, fun time of year, with new found power, go forth and make yourself known.
Let the Sun Shine on You and Your Song!