Harnessing the Strawberry Moon
I'm thrilled to share a spectacular post by my friend Tracy McKee. Tracy has so much knowledge and has written this wonderful post to encourage you to Harness the Strawberry Moon. Enjoy!
Mark your calendars as the Moon will be full on June 9th! This particular moon possess a yin, feminine energy that rallies the subconscious. The Native American’s actually dubbed it the “Strawberry Moon". The Seneca Tribe say strawberries grow along the path to heaven and bring good health to those who harness its essence.
Strawberries aren’t native to all countries, in China for example, June’s full moon is called the Lotus Moon as this is when the lotus flower blooms. As with the ebb and flow of any full moon, some discomforts may arise hence the term “No Mud, No Lotus”. It is important to embrace the nature that each full moon represents in order to make the transition more comfortable. (See below for some great tips)
Strawberries and Lotuses have some things in common as they both represent love and purity, and the fragrance of both symbolizes the sweetness of life. Here in the northern hemisphere we don’t have easy access to lotus flowers but strawberries are abundant. Strawberries are shaped like hearts and are red and pink in color representing passion. The green foliage of the plant’s leaves, grow in three’s, cultivating medicinal properties. Three is a happy number in Feng Shui and it can be associated with the three sages of ancient China; Confucius, Lao Tzu and Mo Tse or if you prefer, the holy trinity of heaven, earth and human being. Three creates harmony in sacred spaces when activated. The number three also cultivates creativity, family and self-expression.
Here are three Feng Shui tips for harnessing the transformations and healings offered by the Strawberry/ Lotus Moon.
1. Place 3 family photos in the family area of your home to strengthen family ties.
2. Place a rose quartz under each pillow or mattress and let love and romance blossom.
3. Make a tonic or tea out of muddled or dried strawberry leaves and berries to alleviate ailments.
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