Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius

Above the tower -- a lone, twice-sized moon.
On the cold river passing night-filled homes,
It scatters restless gold across the waves.
On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze.

Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars,
Not yet flawed, it drifts. Pine and cinnamon
Spreading in my old garden . . . All light,
All ten thousand miles at once in its light! 
--Tu Fu--

This Full Moon was known as the Mead Moon in Old England. Mead is the nectar of the gods. The Mead Moon was the month when the honey was gathered and the golden mead wine was prepared and set to barrels.  The appearance of the full, round Mead Moon heralds the end of fertility and the beginning of life anew.  In Europe, this Full Moon was known as the Honey Moon.  Some traditions call this Rose Moon as roses begin blooming this month.

The Indian name for June means Strawberry Moon, so called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year the strawberry ripened..  Among the Cherokees, it is the Green Corn Moon.  This Moon is also known as the  Moon of Horses, Lover's Moon, and the Strong Sun Moon.

This Full Moon will be in Sagittarius and will be the second eclipse in the triad of eclipses. The energy of the moon is about emotions, relationships, and psychic energy.   Sagittarius deals with inspiration and flashes of insight.  The Sun in Gemini symbolizes reason.   At this time, you may find yourself beginning to question where you are going and how you plan to reach your desired goals...or whether this is really where you want to go.  Of course, the Full Moon also represents endings, so this can be a very emotional time, possibly having to do with endings of some kind.

Furthermore, since this will be a Full Moon Eclipse, the Moon will be hidden in the shadow of the Earth, and as the Moon represents your unconscious, you may find yourself facing and examining what has been hidden, beliefs and motivations.   Take some time to examine the people, things, and emotional attachments in your life. Do you see them as positive or negative?   Although difficult, this is a time to release old beliefs that no longer serve you.

Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.

--Emily Bronte--


  1. I like all those moon names, and think I should partake in a bit of each to celebrate!

    Just popping by to leave some good news: you won my Midsummer giveaway!

    Congrats Mary! xoxo

  2. Sweet Isis, Mary, I did not know you had this blog!! I have been following your Avalon blog for a very long time!! Now over at Rue and Hyssop where I see you won her giveaway (CONGRATS!!), she says mxtodis123 of Moontides wins! So here I am, and will be happily following you here!! And catching up on your older posts!. Have a great day! Robin.

  3. Hi dear Mary......ahhhh changes in store for all of us I see by reading this post. Çhange is a good thing.

    We are traveling a bit this I will stop in when I can....Wi Fi can be a bit tricky on the road.

    Hugs ,


  4. Thank you for sharing moon goodies and astrological information.

  5. brill thank you i shall be out watching tonight if the sky stays clear x xx

  6. It's a beautiful moon out there tonight and the Bruins just won the Stanley Cup.
    Life is good. ;0)