STRAWBERRY SUPER FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
July 14, 2022
~STEPPING OUT INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN~
Guest Post by: Sunnie Shae
Welcome, Welcome to this spectacular time of year when the moon is big, bountiful & beautiful thus is well are her energies for you to take in and bask in her nurturing lunar milk. It is time to shake off all your heavy and the transformational crap you’ve been neck deep in. Get ready to be light and airy, full of grace, adventure awaits you Dear One.
This Full Moon in Sagittarius will be another Super Full Moon known as the Strawberry Moon by the Algonquin people. This is when they knew that all off the wild strawberries would be ripe and ready for the picking. Since this magnificent Super Full Moon’s hue was also a deep pink to red like that of a strawberry, it became the Strawberry Moon. Traditionally, during this Full Moon phase, they would wait until it was at its biggest and brightest in the night sky to harvest the strawberries by the light of the moon.
This Super Full Moon also carries the name of Rose Moon, Berry Moon, Birth Moon and the Honey Moon; yes, this is the backstory lore of how the name of “Honeymoon” came to be in the month of June, which is now known as the Month of Marriages. Berries are bursting in abundance with their sweet juices and the first collection of Spring honey is bountiful. There is a lot of culture, symbolism & lore that has now became tradition in our lives today. These stories and ways of the Native’s to this land is the basis for today’s Farmer’s Almanac, a guide on hunting, planting, harvesting & foraging within the boundaries of Mother Nature.
As the Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius, one of the 3 fire signs, the sun still sits in Gemini, this brings forth luscious opportunities for you on a personal level. This is a sweet ripe season to take recognition of the moment laid before you. Think of EXPANSION. This is the opportunity to align yourself with letting go of old ways, looking outside of your comfort zone and taking that first step of faith into the great unknown. Now take another step. And another. Keep going.
Sagittarius is the ‘Sign of the Archer’, which is ruled by the planet Jupiter, whose ample energies are pointing you toward the direction of expansion, to take that leap towards your fruitful happiness, progress, and triumph. With the encouragement of Sagittarius, the words of Expand/Expansion, think of towards the bigger picture, think outside your comfy box, look to the horizon of possibilities. Look back at last month’s Super Full Moon in Scorpio in conjunction of the Lunar Eclipse, what did you journal, learn and set forth for yourself? Take that and keep the memento going as we are still riding that Lunar Eclipse energy into November. However, think, “how can I use what I am working on and saturate it with Sagittarius’s juicy, succulent, lush energies”?
Since Sagittarius is the Archer, the Goddess Artemis has an ancient association & relationship with this astrological energy. She is the Huntress, a courageous and daring maiden. Imagine her holding her bow & arrow steadfast yet her grip is soft & supple- as she pulls back tightly and contracts her bow, her vision looking ahead, with deep courage, ambition, passion and a pinch of playfulness, she releases her fingers, her bow expands rapidly shooting her arrow of intentions towards its destination. This scenario of Artemis & her bow we can use to help guide us as we step out into the great unknown. Now everyone’s expansion or great unknown is different, that’s a given however, if you feel somewhat loose in your vision and not sure what direction to point your juicy arrow of intentions, here are a few areas of opportunities & possibilities to consider: Romance, Spiritual Path/Pilgrimage, Road Trip, Adventure, Cultural Immersion, and Creative Expressions. Use this sweet event as a catalyst towards taking a risk, pushing your edge and living life playfully. Try something new, I double dog dare you!
Below are several activities & suggestions you can incorporate into your Strawberry Super Full Moon in Sagittarius ritual & ceremony.
CLEANSE YOUR SPACE- Use Sage, Fir, Juniper, Palo Santo, Rosemary
What obstacles & challenges have taught me meaningful life lessons recently?
What positive qualities do I possess that I especially love about myself?
What am I most grateful for?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULD NOT FAIL?
I HAVE LIMITLESS POTENTIAL
I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY INSTINCTS
EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT TO MY ADVANTAGE
ENDLESS POSSIBITIES FLOW TO AND THROUGH ME
I AM BALANCED WORTHY CAPABLE
Dancing is such a fabulous way to release unwanted energy and work through ideas, confusion, and embody the lunar milk.
-Grab your journal so that you can jot down what is in your heart & head before and then again after you’ve “danced it out”. Sing. Be wild.
Here is a song that I thought would work well with this Sag energy.
Joss Stone. Right To Be Wrong. Mind Body Soul, 2005 LP
1- Bound-Angel Pose
2- Sleeping Pigeon Pose
3- High & Low Crescent Lunge
4- Warrior 2 Pose (use your bow, pull back the arrow-contract bow and then look steadily over middle finger, let your bow expand and your arrow fly.)
5- Reverse Warrior/Peaceful Warrior
6- Standing Half- Moon Pose
7- Camel Pose
8- Childs Pose
Moon Bath 1:
Set up a space outside where the moon will be in full view. If outside isn’t possible, perhaps next to a window where the moonlight comes through.
Make it comfy with blankets, candles, music or nothing if that is what you prefer.
Get down to your full nakedness glory.
Then lay down under the lunar glow and bathe (just like you would if you were sunbathing. But at night).
Moon Bath 2:
At night when the moon is shing bright- Run a nice warm bath.
If you have a window in your bathroom that you feel safe opening, you can do this to allow some of the moonlight to graze over you while you bathe.
2 Cups of coconut or regular milk powder
½-1 Cup of Honey
Several fresh strawberries mashed up
As many ‘organic’ rose petals as you prefer
Add Crystals: Ruby, Ruby Fuchsite, Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Amethyst, Rose Quartz
Soak as long as you like.
Listen to music or just the sound of your own breath
*Since this Super Full Moon is ripe for romance, both baths can be used as a time for self-love & release or for sensual love making with a partner.
2nd - Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure center, and it’s located in the pelvic area, right above pubic bone and below the naval. The second chakra is the center of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection and seeks pleasure and enjoyment. The 2nd Chakra is also rules by Jupiter.
Suit of Cups
The Suit of Cups Tarot cards deal with the emotional level of consciousness and are associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections.
SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON TAROT /ORACLE SPREAD
Choose to use a Tarot or Oracle deck or both. Clear & Shuffle Cards (until you feel satisfied) Pull each card however feels good to you and keep them face down, place them in front of you as if you were looking at a clock- place accordingly
Card 1: @ 12
Card 2: @ 2
Card 3: @5
Card 4: @7
Card 5: @10
Turn them over starting at Card 1-5
1- What has manifested through you since the last New Moon?
2- What you already know that is no longer hidden?
3- What needs to be released for change to happen?
4- What potential or opportunity is at the edge of a break through or emerging free from being suppressed?
5- Message to YOU from the Universe.
Take this time to journal what comes up for you or any A’ha moments, epiphanies…
-Adapted from The Darling Tree using the Inner Star Oracle Deck
I was born on the auspicious day of Easter Sunday, April 6, 1969.
I am a Triple Fire: Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon and Leo Rising
I strive to be the kind of woman that I wish I had in my own life growing up.
I hold an Undergraduate Degree in Women Studies with a Post-Bac Certification in Facilitation and Health Wellness Coaching and a Masters in Integrative Health. I’m a registered 500hr Yoga Teacher with certifications in various aspects of the Yoga practice (tantra, prenatal, teen, *trauma-informed/sensitive, stand-up paddleboard, femme focused, partner etc.).
I hold a certification as a ‘Transformational Wise Woman Facilitator’ that which is steeped in ancient wisdom of sacred rituals & ceremonies. I also hold a current Oregon State Health & Esthetic license since 1998. And I’m currently working on my Vaginal (Yoni) Steaming certification.
I fill my cup by working with women aka. the sacred feminine (some men too) to help inspire them to unearth and rediscover their innate sense of self through yoga, meditation, movement, workshops, rituals and ceremonies; I help guide and facilitate others to find their true north, the “medicine” that resonates within.
I am a mother of 3 grown daughters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandbaby (due 12/ 2022). Yes, that made me a teen mom at age 14, grandmother at age 29 and a great gma at 53.
I grew up in a small high desert mountain town in California till age 19 where therein I moved us to Portland, Oregon. I raised my girls and went to college. Even though I have lived all over domestic & abroad, I still call Portland HOME.
I am culturally/sub-culturally aware and trauma-informed- sensitive.
We all have our stories or baggage that we carry. I honor mine as well as yours. I’ve been around the block of hard knocks a time or two. For transparency, I am here to let you know that I am a Survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault & Rape.
I know what the socio-economic structure of society looks & feels like and to live below the poverty line while being a single mother. There is no judgment here. I see you.
My purpose is to provide a safe space for others to learn, heal & grow through validation, somatic experiences, yoga, nature’s rhythms, love and laughter.
I was diagnosed (August 2020) with Multiple Sclerosis and Sjogren. It’s been crazy; however, I am determined to learn & use what I know holistically to keep these symptoms at bay.
Thus, I understand what it feels like when you do not feel well day after day, and you go from doctor to doctor alongside a plethora of websites trying to find the right code to feel better.
I am a teacher of yoga & facilitator of women’s holistic wellbeing, yet I am a student first and foremost- I am a lifelong learner who has a thirst for knowledge.
Crashing rock concerts & festival parties are my times to let loose & dance then I ground myself through my mantras & prayer.
Traveling & adventure seeking fuels my spirit while hiking & communing barefoot in nature heals my weary soul.
I think to myself, “When in doubt dance it out”.
I gather up sacred treasures from nature’s belly: precious crystals, stones, sticks, shells and moss.
My oracle & tarot cards guide me in finding clarity, to reveal to me that which I already know.
I love my coffee strong, my wine red and my nails black.
However, computer technology is my nemesis as is winged eyeliner and doing a handstand.
As a child, I would wander the fields for hours in search of the Faye.
I celebrate the sacred womb space. I’m an emotional creature that is certain.
Sisterhood is crucial in anchoring my values, hopes & dreams in this feminine life.
I believe in magic, medicine & mystery.
I am an unapologetic, unbound & untethered, chaotic, vibrant, beautifully mystified, messy femme yogi and braided witch.
“Do not mistake my kindness for weakness and never take me for granted”
Thank you Sunnie Shae for sharing your magic! Thank you for being a guest on our blog.
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