June 20 Full Moon at 5:02am MDT Solstice at 4:34pm MDT

luna moon has arrived a summer solstice - water color

“On Monday we welcome in the Solstice on a Full Moon, which falls at the very tail end of Sagittarius. On that same day, Mercury, the planet of communications and news will also perfect a Mutable Grand Cross with Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter and the Nodes of the Moon. It may feel as if we are speaking into the wind. That we are not being heard. That our voices are being drowned out and ignored. It is also an opportunity to speak deeply, and from the heart, and persistently. And to ask questions. Even if it means that for now that there are no answers, and our words are not being acknowledged.”~astrologybylauren.com

“Saturn/Neptune squares are good for:

  • Making conscious and willing sacrifices for what we perceive to be a higher cause
  • Tempering our fantasies, hopes and wishes, in order to make a dream a closer reality
  • Setting healthier and more realistic boundaries, limits, rules and legislation
  • Recognizing where you have been placing unrealistic expectations on yourself and others
  • Letting go of those things that no longer serve you and being open to attracting those things that do” ~astrologybylauren.com
  • Simulation of the If you were on the moon right now, you’d have an Earth at the “new” phase. This is a simulation of the “new” Earth as viewed from the June full moon (June 20, 2016 at 11:02 UTC). ~earthsky.org
“Jupiter perfects its conjunction with the North Node next week. There are powerful forces at work here, trying to show us a better way of doing things. May we lay to rest the sadness and miseries of the world, with whatever, even small, but effective actions we can make for the betterment of humanity. And may we continue to build on those actions in order to cultivate a happier, safer, and healthier planet where people need not fear for the safety and well-being of their loved ones.” ~astrologybylauren.com
“The June full Moon is on Monday the 20th at 05:02 am Mountain Daylight time. Moon will be transiting Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra at the time of the full Moon. Rahu gives his shadowy gaze to the Moon, as well as the tempestuous pair, Sun and Venus, currently combust in Gemini.
Explore new possibilities, try new resources, ask for support in new ways.
This cycle is an opportunity to work with the chaos, to use it as a resource for deep transformation and change. How will you lean in to the turmoil, rather than away from it? What is the underlying root cause of the chaos that is stirring?”
Image Credit:  Dan Bush

Beginning around now – around the morning of June 23, 2016 – watch for the daytime moon. No matter where you are on Earth, look generally westward after sunrise in the next few mornings to see the moon in a clear blue daytime sky. ~earthsky.org

(This is my favorite thing the moon does.  I love the sun and the moon in the same sky.~L)

“This Friday evening holds the Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces aspect. I began discussing this major indicator of human evolution last week. This is the second hit of this square being exact in the waning square position of the present 36 year cycle between them. The other two times of exactitude are November 2015 and September 2016. These and this time represent a part of the process of swinging human consciousness towards a greater sense of unity and authentic spirituality. Neptune is in the sign of its rulership, Pisces, which gives it the stronger position. Here it represents the immanence of the collective consciousness and the dissolution of individual and separating differences between people, peoples, and nations. Our separateness is the biggest illusion.” (and that IS yoga, Yoganauts~L)
  ~David Zunker at webvictoria.com
“This Full Moon is the same day as the Summer Solstice. The Astrological indicators at the start of summer give a description of what this summer will be like. So this week shows us clues as to what our summer will be like. This week and this summer are a boost into the world that we are creating for ourselves for the next ten years. Plant the seeds of potential. Cover all the bases and the various angles. Keep your options open. Never say never.”~webvictoria.com
(“No absolutes!”, That is Lunar yoga.~L)

“A full Moon hasn’t landed smack on the solstice since 1948.  But that’s what’s actually happening on Monday, June 20.

This has visible in-your-face consequences.

First, there’s the solstice …

  • The solstice is, of course, the day with the most minutes of sunshine.
  • It’s when the midday Sun is the year’s highest.
  • The sun rises at its leftmost spot on the horizon and sets at its rightmost position.
  • The setting sun sprays into windows at a strange angle, and touches bits of furniture that are not illuminated at any other time.
  • The Sun’s path across the sky makes its longest and most curvy arc.
  • Check out your shadow at 1:00 PM, like Puxtatawney Phil.  This Monday that’s your shortest shadow of the year.”~www.almanac.com

 “By landing exactly on the solstice, this Full Moon doesn’t just rise as the Sun sets but is opposite the Sun in all other ways too.

The Sun gets super high so this Moon must be super-low. Even at its loftiest at 1 AM, it’s downright wimpy-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 colored.

This is the true Honey Moon.

The moment of full Moon is early Monday morning.  So it will look equally full on Sunday night and Monday night.  You get two chances to enjoy the Solstice honeymoon.

On the evening of June 20, join me. We’ll be looking through a giant telescope at the Moon, courtesy of Slooh, and you can see it, too, through our live feed right to this Web site. Pretty amazing, right? Click here for the live Solstice Full Moon show!”

~ By  Bob Berman  at www.almanac.com

What follows is a long quote from Kari Field at Anandashree Astrology:


Marcia Snedecor – www.etherealart.com
“In a rare and auspicious alignment, this month’s full moon will coincide with the Summer Solstice, offering a double dose of celestial light. While the moon will reach fullness at 4:02 a.m. PT (5:02am MDT~L) on June 20, 2016, the Solstice, or the longest day of the year, will culminate just hours later (4:34pm MDT~L), giving a powerful boost to global consciousness and expanding our potential for spiritual insight.

Shining its vibrant light onto all aspects of our lives, this full moon illuminates realms long buried, allowing all that is dark to be seen. In Vedic Astrology this brilliant midsummer moon will illuminate the area of the sky known as Mula, or the “root star,” which marks the end of material attachments and the beginning of spiritual realization.”

Marking the “stinger” in the tail of the constellation of Scorpio, and situated close to the galaxy’s centerMula is said to hold great spiritual power. Ruled by the untamed Goddess, Nirriti, who represents chaos and subversion from the norm, she holds the fatal venom of the Scorpio’s sting. Nirriti lives in the kingdom of the dead, and like the goddess Kali, she uproots and weeds out what is unnecessary, leaving behind a fertile bed of possibility.

Culminating on June 20 at 15:34 PT, (June Solstice in Helena, Montana, USA is on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 4:34 PM MDT) the Summer Solstice is not only the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere, it also represents the climax of solar energy for 2016. This is a great time for practicing ritual and magic, and for setting goals and intentions. The Full Moon in Mula can bring about sudden epiphanies, revealing hidden gems of knowledge to all those who inquire.


The lunar mansion of MULA contains the most colorful area of the sky. – Rho Ophiuchus.
“This Full Moon asks us to look beyond the material realm.  Instead of acquiring more things, focus on clearing out the cobwebs of the past, literally cleaning out closets or unburdening yourself of wardrobe items you may never wear.  Mula Nakshatra upholds a great truth: that the nature of this world is impermanent and we are meant to find our power by releasing and flowing with it.”
Nirrti by Jarol-Tilap on deviantart.com

“In India, this powerful Full Moon will be celebrated as Vat Savitria holiday that celebrates the spiritual power of the ancient princess Savitri. Named after the sun god, Savitr, she embodied the effulgent beauty of sunlight and the steady devotion of its path through the sky. So immense was Savitri’s power that by following Yama, the Lord of Death, into the underworld, she was able to rescue her husband from his clutches. Yama was so impressed by Savitri’s austerity and strength that he allowed her to transgress the mighty power of death itself.”

“Savitri’s journey to the underworld represents the cycle of death and rebirth, which the sun undertakes everyday at sunrise and sunset.  Harness its brilliant energy to reset old habits and take solid action to improve your own life and the lives of others.”

“This Full Moon also has a unique influence, or sambandha, from expansive Jupiter, who will fully merge with the head of Rahu, the shadow demon (in Vedic astrology, in tropical the North Node is beneficial~L) on June 23. On a global scale, this fiery combination amplifies and distorts politics, morality, and human rights issues. Its influence can be seen in the tragic events of Orlando, and the resulting amplification and polarization of public opinion (other astrologers in Western tradition see this as straight-up Mars retro Scorpio~L). The exact conjunction on June 23 could mark an important breaking point for human consciousness, whereas on a personal level, it could bring about sudden and transformative change.”

Full moon on June 2, 2015 at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison, Colorado, by Matt Burt.Have a happy solstice full moon, y’all! Photo is the 2015 June full moon at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison, Colorado by Matt Burt.Thanks, Matt!~earthsky.org

Be careful not to be too critical of yourself or others, and be especially conscious of the words that you choose to use.  Are they empowering you? As Mercury opposes Saturn on the days surrounding the Full Moon, also watch out for possible travel delays.

This rare combination of a bright summer moon on the brightest day of the year can set your heart ablaze and awaken a new yearning for spiritual nourishment. Nirriti has the power to uproot and destroy old patterns, leaving us free and clear to absorb all the light we can hold. Listen to your inner wisdom.  Through light can we dispel fear.”

*To fully understand how these astrological influences affect you on a personal level, book a one-on-one Vedic Astrology Reading with me here. ~Kari Field  Copyright ©2016 Anandashree Astrology,  All rights reserved.


“In Vedic mythology and astrology, the Sun represents pure masculine (or yang, creative and upward/outward-moving) energy. (The Moon, on the other hand, embodies pure feminine, yin, inward reflective energy.)
 This full Moon may call you to dig deeper into something you have felt curious about. Research and investigation are well-supported, and you may unearth some undiscovered truths. Now is a great time to begin to deepen your knowledge, especially about things like astronomy or astrology. You can also honor and connect with the energy of this full Moon by working with roots, herbs, or medicine.”
Happy Solstice and Full Moon Squared, Yoganauts!
May the Full Flower of Your New Moon Intention Delight and Inspire You!
Mind Your Heart,

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