In the month of June we can find some interesting dates you might not know about.
One of them is June’s full moon on the 17th, it has associations with ripening and the fullness of life.
In North America, indigenous peoples called it the Full Strawberry Moon because of the berries they collected around that time.
In Europe, terms like Honey Moon and Mead Moon presented early summer as a time to wed. Newly married couples in Europe received mead and honey as gifts, a custom that probably gave rise to the modern term “honeymoon” probably comes from this tradition.
Pagan cultures talk about the June full moon as the Lovers’ Moon and perform sweetening rituals. In India, married couples celebrate the June full moon as Vat Purnima. This tradition calls on married women to fast, put on particularly beautiful saris, and wrap a thread seven times around a banyan tree. This expresses a wish that their husbands will live long and be happy.
How we can be influence by the moon?
According to the tarot readers each full moon is the time to release and let go.
Because of the aspects present this full moon, you can expect extra focus, optimism, and feelings of security as you pursue your goals. Is time to focus on your personal growth, don’t hold anymore things that are not letting you evolve.
Allow yourself to be creative; is a good idea to jornal your thoughts and your emotions as something to do as the first thing in the morning, without judgments.
Write down in a pease of paper what you want to manifest and what you want to let go. Be clear, be specific; go outside the night of the full moon and read it out loud.
Burn the paper where you wrote the things you are releasing (be safe) and keep the paper with the things you want to achieved. Save it in a place where you can read it every morning until it is manifested.
Another interesting date of the month is June 21st, a day to celebrate the summer solstice
What is a solstice?
Ancient cultures knew that the sun’s path across the sky, the length of daylight, and the location of the sunrise and sunset all shifted in a regular way throughout the year.
They built monuments, such as Stonehenge – in South West England – to follow the sun’s yearly progress. No one really knows why Stonehenge was built some 5,000 years ago. But one possibility is that it was used to mark solstices and equinoxes. That’s because during the summer solstice, the sun rises just over the structure’s Heel Stone and hits the Altar Stone dead center.
Today, we know that the solstice is an astronomical event, caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis and its motion in orbit around the sun.
Did you know June 21st is the International Yoga Day?
As you might know already, yoga is an ancient practice originated from India. This practice is 5000-year -old which heals your mind, body and soul and we can say that yoga reforms your thoughts to peruse a great lifestyle.
June 21st was declared as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2104, by United Nations General Assembly after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. 175 nations took part in this resolution.
During his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 Modi said,
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day”Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly
By suggesting June 21 (which is summer Solstice) as international yoga day India Prime Minister said that- “The date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world”.
Bringing together all these interesting events taking place in June; I have decide to host the monthly Chandra Namaskar practice on Friday June 21st, 2019, where we will gather to celebrate the full moon, the summer solstice and the yoga day.
Wow so many good things!
The event will take place At 6:15pm, with a Yoga Class where all the donations will be to fundraise Cayman’s Act of Random Kindness
If you are around this side of the world you are absolutely welcome to participate.
Here is a flyer with a link of the event below
We will practice Chandra Namaskar also know as Moon Salutations.
I will guide you in a slow flow practice that invite us to cultivate the moon’s soothing lunar energy.
What to bring?:
- Your Yoga Mat
- Your water bottle.
- Pen and paper to perform a release ritual.
- Mosquito Spray for the sunset
- Blanket if you prefer to cover during the meditation
Place: Dart family Park.
Link to the map direction
If you can please share this event, we will definitely appreciate it and you will be helping us to reach more people.
Love & Gratitude