The child’s wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.
Child Moon – Carl Sandburg
I have always been fascinated by the moon. That it can move the oceans, the great bodies of water on our planet, and we are 70% water ourselves, I never doubted it had a strong influence over us. I often felt its energy at the full moon, a potent elixir dancing through me, bringing clarity of thought, vibrancy, a feeling of connectedness and along with that, not much sleep!!!
Recently my 21 month old daughter has developed her own fascination with La Luna. Always looking for it, staring up at the sky, her big eyes wide open and questioning, palms raised and open, her ‘where is it’ gesture, accompanied by the cutest most earnest ‘Moon?’, ‘Moon Mama?’
Quite amazing how kids always cut right to the heart of what is important. Observing her observe the world has become my calibrator for what deserves attention, and I find I am exploring and discovering more about life and nature from her than she from me.
Her recent fascination and interest in La Luna, ignited in me an old passion. Over the last number of months I have started to pay much more attention to the moon’s cycles, which has been, and continues to be, an illuminating and remarkable journey.
Today seemed like an appropriate time to share this with you all standing as we do on the cusp of the second Sagittarius Full Moon in a row, coupled with the Summer Solstice. A full moon hasn’t landed smack on the solstice since 1948!!!
According to Almanac.com :
“by landing exactly on the solstice, this full moon doesn’t just rise as the sun sets but it is opposite the sun in all other ways too. The sun gets super high so this moon must be super-low…..This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year and the combination typically makes it amber coloured. This is the true Honey Moon.’
All the more wonderful is that we will get the opportunity to enjoy this Solstice Honey Moon twofold as the moment of full Moon is early Monday morning (June 20th), so it will look equally full on Sunday night and Monday night!!!
I hope you all find time to do a little Moon gazing meditation over the next two days, and enjoy the beauty and majesty of La Luna. She is one awesome lady!
If you are interested in learning more about, and aligning yourself to the Moon’s Cycles, I highly recommend this fantastic website……..
Check out their update on the energies to expect during this Full Solstice Moon.
Until next time beautiful souls….
Go get your Honey Moon on!!!