Updated: Jan 29, 2021
The June full moon occurs on June 6 at * 5/6 1312 MDT * 2012 GMT * 0512 AEST 6/5 in the lunar mansion of Jyestha in the sidereal constellation of Scorpio.
The June full moon is known as the Strawberry or Rose Moon in the northern hemisphere as wild strawberries begin to ripen.
The ruinous kala sarpa yoga that has split the heavens over the past two months and brought so much suffering upon the world has finally been broken with Mercury moving outside this pattern on May 29. This will lead to an increasing easing of the pandemic. For now, at least. The coronavirus presence, with its cytokine storms of karma, has brought us to our knees. In amongst the darkness has been great light and possibility, and now feels time for our strength and community to be celebrated.
The June full moon is less isolated, receiving the direct luminous grace of a doubly strong Venus. Venus sits with the star of Rohini, the Moon’s favorite wife, the star of nourishment and dharma. The Moon here is in a placement in the constellation of Scorpio, regarded as debilitated, and is likely to be involved in emotional strategies of secrecy and camouflage. With a dignified Mercury still sharing the house with Rahu. Both under the influence of the star Ardra, whose symbol is the teardrop, reflecting the grieving in our world as we struggle to discern the distinctions between information and truth.
The Moon’s position in Scorpio, the passionate and powerful sign of transformation and rebirth, signifies the experience of this month will remain connected to 8th house themes of manipulation, annihilation, and agonies, all of which are before us.
Jyestha is a mystical and fiery star, the most psychic of Nakshatras, symbolized by a round protective talisman, suggesting protection from hidden, occult forces. The radical and mighty God Indra rules Jyestha, and thankfully for us, remains active in the astrohood. In the Artharva Veda Indra wears a talisman to ensure his victory over evil forces. He has been holding the space of our heartbreak through this season of sorrow, and as we rise, Indra asks us to offer our transformation to serve others and build a new world. To take responsibility, to develop our resilience by our connection to our center, from which we can serve this world.
Pop your celestial seatbelts on beloved astropeeps, for we are entering a volatile eclipse season, the first pair of lunar and solar eclipses occurring on June 5 and June 21, respectively. The Vedic tradition advises us to lay low, not to observe the heavens, to turn towards spiritual practice, to bathe before and after, and keep it simple on eclipse days. Eclipses can bring immediate and disturbing energies into our lives, as the celestial luminaries are darkened when the nodes of the Moon cross the ecliptic. Take rest, connect, and pray. The next month may feel increasingly intense as we move towards the solstice and a powerful solar eclipse. Take care. Unplug. Find sanctuary from the storm.
“Widening Circles” Rainer Maria Rilke. Book of Hours, I 2 Listen I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?