By The Light Of The Moon - June Moon Report
The Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse on June 5, 2020 occurs in sidereal Scorpio in the lunar star of Jyeshtha symbolized by a mystical pendant which provides protection from negativity and brings luck. Jyeshtha’s real estate in the stellar skies is one of the most powerful, yet most sensitive locations. It holds extreme potentials, such as magnificent victories or shocking catastrophes. How it unfolds depends on the influence of the other planets and stars, but especially Mercury in this case since it lords over Jyeshtha.
Although Mercury sits in its own sign of sidereal Gemini comfortably at the time of the full moon, one of his cohorts, Rahu, is also visiting Gemini. In Vedic mythology, Rahu is the north node of the moon and the head/mouth of the proverbial serpent. Mercury’s nature is like that of a chameleon; he will act like whoever he is with. While Rahu will be busily eclipsing the moon on June 5, the only way Jyeshtha can potentiate a magnificent victory is through a starburst of collective prayer, love, and fearlessness from as many beings as possible.
According to Vedic literature, during an eclipse, the molecules in the air are heavy and feisty, causing secrets to bubble up and hidden agendas on a global and personal level to unfold publicly as Rahu’s mouth starts “talking”. Typically, the two-week window between the full moon and new moon after an eclipse can be quite daunting, giving rise to more bacteria, viruses, food poisoning, illness, and general malaise, unfortunately.
The eclipse window is a time to get extra rest, do more purification rituals like meditation, sauna, steam, magnesium warm baths, self-massage, and jacuzzies. Eat light, green and clean, blessing your food and those you are with. Play soothing music and read uplifting stories. It’s best not to make impulsive decisions during this time because the fruits may not deliver. Instead, wait for the new moon to make major life decisions and stay in the eye of the COVID storm with a little pep in your step and a song in your heart. It’s OK to be afraid of the uncertainty every now and then. Feel it pass through you like an ocean wave. Then feel the sparkling sandy shore under your feet and know we were built for times like this.
The New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse on June 21, will occur in sidereal Gemini within the lunar star of Ardra, represented by a teardrop and associated with wind, quakes and destruction. On the light side, it is also associated with herbs, integrative healing arts, immunity and anything botanical and earthy. If you have ever dreamed to study herbology, healing or Ayurveda, this would be an ideal time to enroll in such a program.
We may experience a temporary calm after the storm this summer, but with five retrograde planets, the underlying energetic direction is backward. It may not be visceral until this fall. Good news: With Venus still in Taurus, it may ignite new, short-lived romances or it may attract past loves for a revisit or much-needed closure. New encounters may not be lasting because of the backward energy of five retrograde planets but may be an opportunity to clear up outdated narratives and forgive those that may have broken our hearts.
It is said that Rahu swallows the sun during a solar eclipse, making the molecules in the air dense, dark, and heavy. Again, eclipse seasons are an ideal time to go inward, meditate, cleanse, pray, purify, eat clean and green and focus on building immunity. Be the change you wish to see in the world fearlessly while preparing for revelations and hidden truths to come front and center since all eclipses tend to reveal the unseen. Trust yourself, stay in your own lane, be inquisitive, be kind, and be of service.
Collectively and personally, our beloved celestial beings are taking us through a purification so that we may enter a beautiful new way of living in harmony with one another, the earth and its creatures. Jupiter will give rise to a new financial system next year, but only after it’s been shaken to the core. Lessons in non-attachment and surrender will serve us well, but it’s ok to be human since no one is Buddha yet. Remember, we are all in this together and all is well in the Universe.
The difference between the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac is about 23 degrees. Both systems have value. Sidereal astrologers believe the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed lunar stars.
Karyn Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, has her master’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and been an international teacher and presenter in the field of metaphysics, astrology, and healing for more than 25 years. For appointments, text 401-680-3934 or visit Karyn Chabot.