A New Moon in Gemini will arrive on May 30th, 2022. These changes in latitudes and changes in attitudes are reminders about the spontaneity of life. May a sense of safety awaken from an awareness about your feelings and sharing them with others. Remember that our heads and hearts want to be in harmony with one another because we need them both to function effectively. Gemini are mutable twins with a lot of teaching energy around them. They are natural storytellers and journalists and have a perceptibility for allowing the light to illuminate the shadows. Being able to see both the light and the dark in a balanced way recognizes the equanimity of life. You can’t have the light without the dark or the masculine without the feminine. Given how difficult it is to differentiate between fact and fiction these days, this is an especially good trait in the times we are living in. Effective communication is a balancing act between speaking and listening. Some people have the gift of gab, while others are natural listeners. We need to develop both forms for healthy communication. Learning to control our minds helps tame the Chattering Monkey Mind. This helps us discern between impulsive hot thoughts versus intuitive or psychic hits. Thoughts that are repetitive and loud need to relax.
A Strawberry Supermoon on June 14 will be the second supermoon of 2022. Its name trances its ancestry from the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others. This time marks the ripening of strawberries that are ready to be gathered, as June reflects great abundance and manifestation. Alternative European names for this Moon include the Honey Moon and the Mead Moon. June was traditionally the month of marriages, and is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the honeymoon, which is in spiritual synchronistic alignment with this sacred time. The Summer Solstice will happen on June 21st, marking peak sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere. After that, days will gradually start getting darker till light and dark are in alignment again on the Autumn Equinox in later September. In the Southern Hemisphere, it will be the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. And then days will gradually start getting lighter till the light and dark are in alignment again on the Spring Equinox. Like our brains, Planet Earth has two hemispheres that are not separate but are naturally desirously dancing together in harmony.
Artwork by Barbara Merlotti
Full Strawberry Moon yields a fruitful harvest for this sweet crop.
Light peaks on Summer Solstice.
Summertime begins and our spirits want to flock together like birds of a feather.
Float with Butterfly to lighten up your soul to the energy of joy while following your bliss.
External outer-directed energies are in full swing now.
When you are faced with the challenge of changing the latitudes
of your attitudes . . .
Remember to float with the
joy of Butterfly lighten-up the color of your soul
Where are you at right now in your growth?
Are you a caterpillar inching along?
Or are you a grub in hibernation — just waiting
for something new to break out of yourself?
Or are you ready to spread your new wings and fly into new places?
Flitting away from Spring, we feel the ripple effect of the
rising sunlight peaking on the Summer Solstice’s to illuminate our way . . .
A Full Strawberry Moon celebrates this sweet season for harvesting strawberries.
The light of masculine-yang is at its energetic peak on the Summer Solstice.
Time to break out, expand and drink in the festivities of summertime!
In the Southern Hemisphere, the dark nights of feminine-yin energies are climaxing.
Southern lights start slowly waxing.
Might as well float through the season with the joy of Butterfly!
Spread the spiritual seeds of love for all to enjoy . . .
Becoming a future self in the here and now.
We are creating ourselves anew.
Butterfly’s position in our ecosystem gets us to reflect;
on the their effect on our
Waking up to the realm of possibility . . .
Summer is a good time to nurture outward growth and
Become a bit of a social butterfly.
We all need to breathe through these trying times . . .
Breathe out the force of fear;
Breathe in the power of love.
Butterfly is opening up our hearts to smile!
Remember to be gentle on yourself and others . . .
Release judgments and prejudices –
Open up to the courage to examine their grip on your own identity.
We are all One, albeit colorful and diverse expressions of that oneness!
Butterflies are pollinators of transformational seeds of growth into our souls.
In the theater of life, the one guaranteed constant is change. The great thing about observing the naturalistic environment of Nature is that we see evidence of transience in the changing of the seasons. Think about how crazy it would be to try to rush away winter before the seeds of spring were ready to wake up. The moon doesn’t feel resentful of the sun’s heat, the sun doesn’t get fired up about the moon’s control of the tides, nor does the Earth say to the humans that have plundered Her resources that we owe her.
Do you really think God is egocentric enough to be jealous or vengeful about our behavior? If Jesus, believed by many to be the Son of God, was able to release judgements and forgive his perpetrators while being executed, then surely Creator was more in touch with Their better angels, rather than reacting to the atrocities like the crucifixion without reserve. Meditation on being created in the image of the Universe reveals that, as spiritual beings having human experiences, we understand that we are part creature and part divine. Awakening to the realm of possibilities is about learning how to become freewill within the humanity of our actions, rather than be enslaved by a mechanistic worldview of probability and statistics programmed to worship the suffocating ways of materialism. The energy of Butterfly shows us the real possibility of transformation. But transformation goes through stages. What stage of change are you in right now? Our spirits tend to rise with the light, and it’s hard not to feel inebriated from drinking in the sunlight. After the spring thaw, the natural impetus to be outside and walk in the sun is good food for the soul. All creatures have an excitability to their energy. Outward movement is reflective of working toward energetic expansion. It’s a good time to branch out of comfort zones, and broaden our social networks.
Don’t get sucked in or seduced by the programmed fears that live inside of you or are pushed onto you by the outer world. You all know that we are living with a proliferation of toxicity and pollution. But getting consumed by it isn’t helpful to you, anyone else or the world we live in. Remember that inner peace isn’t about living in a protective bubble. It is about finding that inner calm amidst the turbulent storms in your orbit. A healthy self care routine, including meditation and a trusted professional are all helpful change agents. None of us can do it all on our own. Let go of your pride and control issues, and allow yourselves to be vulnerable in a healthy way. If you have a voice in your head that says, “that’s not me”- ask yourself, who is that voice that makes this convincing argument?
Higher Love is such a divine feeling. It’s not an elitist or hierarchical position of judgment against lower dimensional thinking. Rather, this direct experience of the sublime is a vibrational shift where inner peace, happiness as a way of life, joy lives inside your being, and following you bliss is your way of life. This is where we ride the thermals of our better angels, or our Higher Selves. You can always gage where you are at in our own map of consciousness by how you feel. Are you in a scared, timid, frightened nervous woodland creature place? Might as well picture a butterfly to fly into a sphere of light-hearted floatation. The time is now!
Take Care of Yourselves Everyone,
Packed full of wisdom! Thank you, Ari. Love the emphasis on continued creation and the need for balance. Also appreciate that you role-model what you recommend. You are a living example of the wisdom you share.
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