I love Summertime Blues! Fluffy white cumulus clouds dot a brilliant blue sky (or not), berries are ripening on the vines and shrubs as I patiently await their luscious sweetness.
To top it all off, this particular July of 2015 brings us a rare Blue Moon chance to focus on what we love about our lives
AND a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity for me to travel to Australia!
So, from the top:
Ever wonder why nature provides dark blue fruit precisely at this time of year? The anthocyanins in blueberries, chokeberries, and elderberries contain specific properties for rebuilding the body’s tissues and restoring the immune system. Mmmm. It’s a lesson in sharing with our feathered friends who already are intuitively aware of the medicinal value of each berry! Refer to links for more information.
|...and blue eyes!|
Full Blue Moon July 31, 2015
Precise times of full moon in Syracuse, NY: 6:42 AM; South Australia: 8:12 PM
This full moon in Aquarius presents an opportunity “for radical re-assessment of who we are as individuals and how we relate our talents back into the world.” Elizabeth Peru
There are SIX planets in “retrograde” to assist us in slowing down and becoming introspective, including Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron, Uranus, and Venus. Each of them presents unique aspects of ourselves to be addressed and re-evaluated in the coming weeks and months.
”One of the most special aspects of this moon is that we won’t have another blue moon month until 2018. For many of us, we will be receiving our last bits of a long awaited wake-up call that actually began back in 2012, far before most of us were aware of the changes that were developing. We are being asked to notice where in our lives we have been neglecting the truth, or what situations we have been putting off. This moon isn’t only encouraging it, it is making it a requirement.” Kate Rose
The Thunder Moon comes with a streak of fierce independence, combining Sun in Leo trine Pallas Athene in Sagittarius. Do something you promised yourself you’d do long ago and never did. Have an adventure. Strike out on your own. Do it your way. Use your intuition to tune into the needs of the tribe, then lead them to new ways. Don’t let the opinions of others stop you, but balance this with consideration of the group.” Jamie Kahl
Full Blue Moon Ritual July 31, 2015:
The energy of the Blue Moon lends itself nicely for setting goals and intentions that are big, important and lofty. Choose the life area that seem the most significant.
1. Love and Happiness: Gems - amethyst, jade, rose quartz;
Colors - pink, red;
Essential Oils - cardamom, rosemary, ylang-ylang
2. Physical Health: Gems - agate, bloodstone, ruby;
Colors - red, orange, yellow;
Essential Oils -coriander, eucalyptus, lavender
3. Prosperity: Gems - turquoise, chrysoprase, emerald, opal;
Colors - green, pink;
Essential Oils - lemon, patchouli, ginger
4. Protection: Gems - turquoise, citrine, garnet;
Colors - white, gold, black;
Essential Oils - black pepper, clove, patchouli
5. Healing: Gems -beryl, jasper, smoky quartz;
Colors - white, pink, purple, gold;
Essential Oils -coriander, eucalyptus, pine
Gather the chosen "tools", write down the goals or intentions and find a quiet spot, preferably out in nature under the light of the full moon. By sitting quietly, meditating and thinking about the goals, energy is drawn down from the Blue Moon and into the desired goals. The paper with the written-down goals can be either burned, shredded, or even kept until they are manifested.
First, mentally cast a bubble around you and the space you're in. This is a protective bubble that will keep only good energy moving in and out. Say that - that the bubble is a protective one. Light a candle.
Secondly, ask that your guides/angels/animal spirits/you-fill-in-the-blank be with you. Thank them for joining you, for protecting you, and for adding their energy.
Thirdly, ask the Universe/God/Goddess/You-fill-in-the-blank to hear you and to take your words and desires and manifest them physically. Describe in detail your desires.
Lastly, thank the Universe/God and your guide/angel for hearing you. Offer a token of thanks and blow out your candle, thus closing the circle and ending the ritual.
Part of this beautiful Blue Moon energy is about traveling to new places, and my stars and planets have aligned at this time and space-place to provide me a flight to the land “down under”. Join me in celebrating the Thunder Blue Moon on July 31, 2015 via Facebook group!
P.S. I’ll be sure to photograph plenty of kangaroo adventures for next month’s post. Cheerio!