Three days after an incredible summer solstice, June’s full moon makes its presence. This is the first full moon of the Summer season and the finale of 2021’s three supermoons. What an incredible opportunity to tap into Universal Qi.
In ancient times, different groups of people used seasonal terms to name celestial happenings. June’s full moon, the Strawberry Moon, was named after the delicious wild strawberry. Algonquin and European people applied this name to the last full moon of Spring or the first full moon of Summer, to indicate the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are soon to be gathered. As flowers bloom and early fruits ripen, June is a great time of abundance. Such is the opportunity that can be reflected through each of us as well as we connect to the many messages of Summer.
Supermoons occur when the moon is in perigee—the closest point to Earth in its orbit. A supermoon can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon, creating a feeling of closeness, and allowing us the opportunity to deeply connect.
The Strawberry Supermoon will reach its peak illumination on Thursday, June 24 at 2:40 pm (EST). However, it won’t be visible until later in the evening as it rises in the east. Although you may not be able to see the supermoon with your eyes as it reaches its peak, you can connect with its powerful invisible messages. Stand in the Qigong meditative posture, The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth for as long as you are able. Challenge yourself to quiet your mind and open your Heart as you hold this posture.
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