The first full moon in June gets us ready for the summer season to begin. Spring and summer are the seasons of abundance, prosperity and growth. Energies of love, fertility, and sensuality also begin to buzz with the bees. This full moon celebrate the abundance in your life, and honor the sweetness and nourishment you receive from everything that feeds your soul. If weather permits, you can create a moonlit picnic outside, or even ignite bonfire season to add that warm fiery energy to your ritual.
Strawberries are filled with magic and typically used for beauty and attraction spells. Their rich red oozes love and passion held sacred by Goddesses of love, beauty, and fertility such as Aphrodite, Arianrhod, Flora, Lakshmi, Ostara and Venus. Use this as a road map and build your own ceremony of sweet gratitude and abundance. Here are some items you can incorporate:
Strawberries, of course!
Journal, or paper sprayed with your favorite scent or anointed with an essential oil such as clary sage for self-love or patchouli for love and fertility. See a larger list of herbs and oils here
Crystals or stones to charge up with the full moon energy such as rose quarts or jade. See what speaks to you or what you may feel you need in the moment, see a fuller list of crystals and their meanings here
Mason or other jar with lid
Red or pink candle/matches if not having a bonfire
You can perform this solo or gather with friends to create a collective energy and share all that you are thankful for and what gives you passion!
If you want to dive even deeper, check out this Self-Love ritual with Aphrodite to explore you passions even further!
Wash and pick the best 1/2 dozen to dozen strawberries and your favorite decadent accompaniment (perhaps something sweet and creamy or crisp and fizzy). Before any intentional work it's beneficial to cleanse your space and your own energy, you may do this with energy sweeping, smudging, a cleansing bath or shower, or a mindful meditation to clear your mind and set your intentions.
Light your candle or bonfire.
Your crystals and water can be set out under the full moon to charge up with its energy and your intension.
Sit where you are comfortable and as you gaze into the flames reflect on everything that gives you passion in life. Nature, art, family, creativity, love, whatever it may be. Connect with the rhythm of the fire flickering and dancing, see allow your creative energy to swirl and dance with the flames. Let words flow onto your paper, and allow the energy of those words flow into you, filling you up with gratitude and honoring all that you have.
Hold a strawberry in your hand, filling it with the energy of your gratitude for something that gives you passion.
As you taste each one, practice mindfulness of the energy and flavor bomb happening with each bite. Taste the sweetness, feel the textures change as you take that power and energy into yourself.
Place your pen back to paper and create your intention, gratitude statement or mantra. "I love my life", "I am passionate", "I create", etc.
Let your energy in the moment guide you to sit and reflect, get up and dance, or follow your inspiration to create!
Keep your charged up crystals out or with you to remind yourself to enjoy things in life and use your moon water to charge up your tea, bath, cooking, or to water your plants.
Remember life is to be enjoyed, say yes to the sweetness of life and give yourself permission to feed your passions!