“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
- 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
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)
“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:
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 center, Mula 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.
“In India, this powerful Full Moon will be celebrated as Vat Savitri, a 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.”
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.