Sunday: This first full week of summer includes Full Moon in Capricorn overnight Wednesday/Thursday. For a few days surrounding Full Moon, the energy tends to be high and intense. Our bodies and minds may respond in extremes that either mimic or contrast the presence of Full Moon, so you could be low and tired out or unable to relax and shut down. Many people say their sleep pattern changes during Full Moons. This one is the first of summer season and it'll be in Capricorn as it always* (with rare exception) is during Cancer season. After this Full Moon we'll have 3 consecutive New, Full, New Moons with eclipses. We are moving into a very eventful season both internally and externally, emotionally, interpersonally and universally. The eclipses will bring rapid changes, peaks and crossroads we can never turn back from. The reality is, we never really can turn back. Even when you do feel you're moving toward something or someone from your past, it is new and different. All things change. Now for Sunday's highlights.
Scorpio Moon in harmony with Mercury and Pluto for meaningful conversations. It's a harmonious day to have that talk that intimidates you. The search for depth and meaning includes going beyond superficial relationships and also moving into clearer, more compassionate places within ourselves. Family meetings may be due or perhaps it's time for a phone call to Mom, Dad or other family that you've been procrastinating about. Void of course Moon begins at 10 am. Shopping is better done another day. Today's color is Indigo.
Monday: Sagittarius Moon arrives at 12:29 am EDT and the Moon lines up with Mars in Aquarius for inspiration, unique ideas, dynamic collaborations, travels and the feeling of being 'on a mission'. Gather with people to solve problems, provide good will and actively engage in community. Do what's good for the world and/or support others who do so. Today's color is Red.
Tuesday: Sagittarius Moon. Sag's element is fire and fire is also upward rising energy like our ascent to the earthy Full Moon. The Moon aligns with Venus in Leo for outgoing and adventurous attitudes plus a 'get going' momentum. Find some joy in the tasks that must be done. It's a great day for mind opening learning and enlightenment from books, studies, conferences and any educational setting that really stimulates. It's a terrible day to have to sit and be bored. That kind of learning may be tedious. We need lots of creative, dynamic, colorful energy around us to feel engaged today. Long void of course Moon begins at 8:53 am EDT as the Moon squares Neptune. The changeable nature of the two mutable signs and a void Moon makes the rest of the day kind of uncertain, spontaneous, or loose. Fixed plans may need to change, and we must be versatile and willing. Letting go is a Full Moon theme and the Full Moon is almost here. Mars also moves retrograde spending extra time in Aquarius this year. Some people will do rash or unexpected things while under stress this week, and Mars can play a part. That Moon ain't kidding, and for many things even difficult things, it's just time.
Be kind to yourself. Today's color is Purple.
Wednesday: Mars is retrograde in Aquarius and the Moon moves to Full Moon mode, in Capricorn from 11:52 am EDT. The Sun opposes Saturn in Cancer/Capricorn, the signs of the Full Moon. And the Moon meets Saturn, making it clear that choice must be made. It might be something about family and home life balancing with career or other responsibilities. It might be about getting past your insecurities and no longer being held back. Saturn says do it like you mean it and put a plan in place and some structure to get you there. You might think of this Full Moon time as a bridge crossing over water. The bridge is Capricorn, the water is Cancer. Emotions long held may be challenging to let go of, but you must cross or be held on one side unable to move. This is your Full Moon to act courageously in service of your self. Today's color is Yellow.
Full Moon Yoga at the Sunshine Factory in South Portland at Brick Hill, in the park outdoors or in the studio according to weather. Join us and feel a sense of belonging and connection. More info at The Sunshine Factory site. $15 (add cupping or acupuncture for a small added cost)
Thursday: Capricorn Full Moon is exact at 12:53 am EDT. Feel some clarity. Be willing to let go and revise if the information and reason becomes clear. Re-read the whole week of forecast as all is relevant to how this Moon time plays out. And we move into eclipse season so the action continues, both within and externally. It's a summer of enormous shifts, leaps and bounds. The Moon aligns with Jupiter and Neptune both in water signs. These are fortunate and easygoing aspects that may soothe the soul by evening. Some things will resolve, end and reach completion and no matter how hard there will be sighs of relief. Today's color is White.
Friday: Mercury moves to Leo for optimism and brightness, ideas and creative projects and pursuits. Find the fun and follow the music! It's a fabulous time to be immersed in exciting learning whether it's dance, design, or medicine. Notice what lights your inner fire and feels like potential. Void Moon in Capricorn starts at 4:58 am EDT and lasts nearly 8 hours. Moon meets Pluto. Experience beauty through the 5 senses and if you can, build in some vacation time. It's a great day to head to summer camp or another place where you'll connect with both old friends and future friends. Today's color is Gold.
Saturday: Aquarius Moon time begins at 12:37 am EDT and a shift occurs. If the Full Moon brought you down or increased your worries, Aquarius Moon and Mercury now in Leo draw you toward people, socializing, and things of high interest. The Full Moon feeling might linger a bit in certain ways though as we have two squares to Pluto, planet of the subconscious stimulating whatever lives deep inside. Some difficult or emotional conversations may occur, but Aquarius Moon helps with detachment and a sense of logic. The Moon meets Mars for strong conviction and a need for loyalty. Let others know if you're on their side, backing up as needed. Today's color is Turquoise.
I'll be leading Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing by Adrienne Powers Johnson at Maine Yoga Fest 3:30 pm-5 pm at East End School Portland, Maine. You can purchase a one class pass if you'd like to attend or register with your Maine YogaFest pass. There are about 12 spaces left as of today, Saturday the 23rd. www.maineyogafest.com