June 5: Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse

June 04, 2020

June 5: Strawberry Moon Lunar Eclipse

On Friday, June 5th, the moon will pass through the earth's outer shadow in a penumbral lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. While the eclipse will only be visible to those in Africa, Asia and Australia, the Strawberry Moon will be one of the largest-appearing full moons of 2020. 

A quick refresher on lunar eclipses: lunar eclipses always happen during the full moon, when the sun, earth and moon are directly in alignment. The moon falls into the earth's shadow. Instead of being brightly lit up by the sun, the full moon takes on a reddish glow from the shadow.

Lunar Eclipse Vintage Illustration

In the next month we will have a series of three eclipses (lunar eclipse on June 5th, solar eclipse on June 21st, and another lunar eclipse on July 5th). While the lunar cycle moves through its stages of transformation gradually throughout the month, eclipses signal dramatic transformation.

There is no doubt that this is a time of massive transformation in our world. A pandemic is still rapidly growing in many parts of the world and the economy has all but collapsed. But at the same time, a powerful movement is taking hold that could actually begin to dismantle systematic racism and meaningfully reduce police brutality against BIPOC. This moment in time feels like nothing else we have ever experienced, and with more eclipses on the way, we will likely continue to see even more dramatic shifts.

A lunar eclipse asks us to look inward, whereas solar eclipses represent external events. While a lot of what is happening right now is taking place on a public stage, real change will only happen when we honestly confront our own hearts, minds, beliefs and actions. This lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, the sign of the seeker, urges us to ask ourselves where we have fallen short and where we can do better to promote justice for all.

New moons represent beginnings. Full moons ask us to reflect on where we are and to refine our paths. The June 5th full moon lunar eclipse is a powerful moment in time. It is our responsibility to grasp its full potential.

 

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Moon Journal

Candles to gift for the 2020 Holidays
Candles to gift for the 2020 Holidays

December 07, 2020

SUPERMOON - Shine bright this season with calla lily and sea salt 🌝⁠
FULL MOON - Reflect on how far you've come this year and refine your path for the year ahead with relaxing lavender, rose and sassafras 🌕⁠
WAXING MOON - Christmas falls during the Waxing moon phase this year; mark the occasion with invigorating eucalyptus, amber and moonflower and make your dreams a reality 🌔⁠

View full article →

Lunar Eclipse Ritual
Lunar Eclipse Ritual

November 30, 2020

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE // 11.30.20

TRANSFORM // Clear past energy and embrace your new journey.

Tonight we have both a full moon and a partial penumbral lunar eclipse - the last of four lunar eclipses in 2020. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon moves through the earth's shadow. These events often mark profound transformations in our lives and can encourage us to let go of things that no longer serve us. When we make space in our lives, new energy is able to flow and bloom.

To tap into the energy of this lunar eclipse, we suggest the following ritual. Feel free to moderate as you wish - the important thing is to do what feels right and true within yourself.

View full article →

September 2: Full Moon in Pisces
September 2: Full Moon in Pisces

September 01, 2020

Full Moon in Pisces -  Sept 1-2, 2020 10:23 PM PT // 12:23 AM CT // 1:23 AM ET

This Full Moon, as we know, is a time of celebration, reflection, and completion. It's a time for self-love and appreciation. It's a moment of gratitude for all of the things we've been given, have earned, and have worked hard to create since the New Moon. The Full Moon helps illuminate the truth in our lives, expand our ways of thinking, and clear any remaining fog on our path.

This cycle, our Full Moon is in the sign of Pisces. The Sun and Moon oppose one another at the full moon, so we're looking at a Virgo vs. Pisces opposition. Finite, concrete reality vs. Infinite, intuitive ether. The energy of Pisces may have us in a dark, murky, and emotional headspace (stuck in ALL the feels,) but thankfully the practical energy of Virgo should help us to stay grounded in reality, even if it feels like we have to fight to keep our grasp on logical thinking.

Pisces has come to remind us to consider our spiritual and emotional states. If they've been left by the wayside recently, this is your opportunity to release any negative habits around your spiritual and emotional hygiene practices (or lack thereof!) We're being called to find balance in our lives right now between the energies of Virgo and Pisces. This means finding ways to identify and express your spiritual/emotional needs while maintaining order and progress in your everyday lives. If one of these energies is unbalanced in your lives, you'll know it when you see it: it's either excessive orderliness or chaos. 

View full article →