The full "Strawberry" Moon is exact today, Sunday, June 23 at 7:32 a.m. It was the universal name given by the Algonquin tribes to the short harvesting season for strawberries that we call this Moon by. This Moon/Sun opposition takes place at 3 degrees of Capricorn/Cancer, giving it a home and security polarity. The focus at this time is definitely on emotional security, your nest and career or business concerns.
With the Sun newly entered into the Cardinal Water sign of Cancer, this is the season when loved ones, whether friends or family, gather to share a meal and speak what's in their hearts. The grills come out and suddenly everyone is a chef or the best potato salad maker around! But when the Moon is in Capricorn, the sign opposite its' rulership, like it is at this Full Moon, feelings are often repressed for the sake of taking care of business. It's time to look at how we have handled the responsibilities we set for ourselves at the Gemini New Moon two weeks ago. Then they joy of summer can be more relaxing!
What contracts, writing projects or negotiations did you plant the seeds for and how have they grown up to this point? Today's Full Moon will show you where there is work to be done. Taking on the job with attention to particulars will help to ensure a positive outcome at the end of this cycle. How are you doing relating to the significant others involved in your life or your projects? You may not feel like it, but it is pertinent to the success of reaching your goal that you assess your progress honestly. If you have been keeping a positive outlook while removing any obstacles from the past, then things should be looking up. However, if you have exhibited a negative approach during the waxing Moon phase, then doubts and frustrations may ensue. Even if that is the case, you can turn things around at the Full Moon by an honest appraisal of your situation and through focus on what to do next.
Today and tomorrow are known as days of distribution of the Full Moon's energy and therefore very powerful for illuminating how well we are doing in regard to said matters and in our relationships to others. Try not to let depression or anxiety pull you back down if things aren't proceeding in the way you had hoped. Instead, take what you've learned and vow to make it better by rolling up your sleeves and breaking through this impasse. The waning Moon period, from Full through Last Quarter Phase is the time for conscious growth based on our subconscious awareness now. Awareness, acceptance and action based on the enlightenment of the solar/lunar interaction at this time, tempered with allowing things to unfold as they will, leads to a positive outcome. Once you know where you're letting yourself be blocked, you can regain your momentum and move forward optimistically.
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground as you seize the days and weeks ahead~