Today is a very magical day! Today the solstice coincides with the full moon in Sagittarius. This is a rare thing as both the sun and the moon are at their peak. This is a potent time for ritual, clarification of intention, releasing of obstacles and activation of your heart’s true desires.
Summer solstice is the longest day of the year that represents our fiery solar potential for activation and all the robust possibility of the summer ahead. (For my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, today is your day to honor Winter Solstice and the calmer, more introspective energy of the colder months). As mystic mamma writes, “Whether we are welcoming Summer in the Northern hemisphere or Winter in the Southern, we are One planet, one breathing, living collective of Being.”
It is all too easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of everyday life and disconnect from the cycles of nature. This is especially true if you live in a city where it is often impossible to even see the moon or experience a sunrise. We often feel disconnected from nature which creates even more disconnect and fragmentation within ourselves. Yoga is about connection. Part of the yogic path is to connect, to attune to the subtle, to align with the Divine, to connect with nature. Even if we live in cities, we can align ourselves with the deep, cyclical rhythms of nature to awaken the magic that lives within each of us. Use this special day to get clear on your intentions for this next cycle.
Here is the writing process I use for clarifying and manifesting my heart’s true desires or intentions:
- Write your desire, dream, intention in the present tense as if it is already true.
- Write it with juicy description and lots of feeling in a way that is meaningful to you.When you read it, it should stir some emotion or light you up inside.
- Be both specific and big-picture.Include detail but stay open to a bigger possibility than what you’ve imagined!
- Make it real and possible but without absolutes. This means avoid words like “always”, “never”, or “forever” – no absolutes!
- Write it in the affirmative voice and keep it positive! Joy is the magnet for manifestation.
To ignite some very practical Full Moon magic, set aside a little time tonight to write out your dreams and desires. Follow the formula I suggested or do whatever feels true to you! Offer gratitude for what is already present and working in your life. Be clear with your words of intention. Then get real about what is holding you back! Write out (on a separate paper) one limiting belief or action that must be released in order for your intention to come true. Throw what must be released into a flame (literally or symbolically) or just rip your paper to shreds and then affirm aloud your positive new intention 3 times.
I wish you the warming blaze of the sun at its peak to ignite your heart’s desire and the nurturing glow of the full moon’s light to embrace you and remind you that you are held and supported.