Happy Strawberry Full Moon in Sagittarius!! This weekend June 3rd 2023.
Full moons take place when the moon is in the opposite zodiac sign from the sun. Which means the full moon is in Sagittarius when it is in Gemini season!
Who else has a moon in Sagittarius? I’m vibing with the Strawberry moon as this moon in Sag girl is always looking for the next adventure!
This Full moon will amplify this Sagittarius energy and encourages a sense of surrender, release and letting go with grace. When we align with the natural rhythms of life, we allow ourselves to feel the eternal oneness, ground ourselves in the present moment and truly enjoy life’s magic!
It is the awareness behind all things. When you become aware that you are aware, that is the silent essence of the Infinite Being within you.
Your normal state of consciousness is in constant motion as you experience life in all its ever-changing forms. However, behind that consciousness-in-motion is the ground state of unmoving, singular awareness.
Infinite Being is that which is beyond all things. It is the state of pure beingness which is beyond all manifestation. It is the silent, unchanging consciousness which is behind all of Creation. It always existed and it always will exist complete within itself. It is infinity in every sense of the word.
We are in a cycle of enormous transformation which has triggered the very depths of our soul and brought luminous light that which we need to heal, release and integrate. Tonight’s Full Moon in Leo aka Super Snow Moon is the first super moon of the year and comes with cosmic alignments that are bringing a sense of completion to this cycle. With this Full Moon we have some powerful energies coming in that will continue to push, and challenge us to move beyond our past history and detach from the old.
While processing and integrating the current energies we may encounter a range of different experiences, emotions and feelings that will challenge all of us to shift and expand perspective.
Today, Nov. 18, is Tirumalai Krishnamacharya’s birthday.
The teacher of not only Pattabhi Jois, aka Guruji, and B.K.S. Iyengar, he’s another who seems to prove that practice, practice, practice, and long life is coming.
Krishnamacharya (the grandfather of ALL yoga that you see out there these days) was born November 18, 1888.
As an expression of gratitude here are a few things I’ve learned from him, without ever knowing him, and that inspire me daily:
Messenger of Yoga
As a teacher he kept a low profile but that did not mean he stopped propagating the message of yoga, he just did it wisely. Matter of fact, when A.G. Mohan was to go onto a yoga conference in the 70’s that was the direct advise that Krishnamacharya gave him: “Propagate Yoga Wisely”
He was picky of the students he took on because he knew that they would reflect on him and wanted more than anything to please the wishes of his guru Bramacharya, who asked him to go into the world and propagate yoga. That he did.
Every yoga teacher out there has been influenced by Krishnamacharya whether we know it or not.
He took Yoga seriously and practiced all his life.
Krishnamacharya inspires me to get on the mat everyday. His determined eye gaze seems to pervade all around the place where I practice, I know he is watching!
Beautiful Mala necklaces hold a special significance for the wearer based on where they’re from, the power imbibed into them. All in all we feel and experience an energy resonance while holding the beads and this increases over time as we wear and use them for meditation.
Traditionally a mala means garland and has 108 beads strung together and one guru bead, in the very center, symbolic of the light and the teacher who helps lift our awareness making us self-reliant and independent. The guru bead is also a marker for your fingers during meditation and mantra repetition and you’ll feel it easily while using the mala with your eyes closed.
A common way to use the mala is to engage in a japa, or mantra meditation. The repetitive recitation of a single sound, such as om, a few words, such as om so ham, or your personal mantra which can be deeply transformative is done once per bead. Tracing the beads of the mala with your fingers can help you keep track of japa, and you can set an intention to repeat one, two or three malas per day as a start.
Similar to praying with rosary beads, meditating with a mala helps calm the mind, deepens the breath and gradually re-directs focus of the mind away from daily worries and towards positive and spiritual thought patterns.
Meditation is well known to positively affects the brain and mood. However finding the time and practice that enables us to be still, calm and focused for 10 minutes or more is generally quite challenging. This is where your mala and mantra are essential tools for achieving better attention, wellness and enhanced self-awareness.
Check out our online jewelry boutique. We feature three different types of malas.
All new moons symbolize new beginnings, and with the moon in Libra known for a charming nature, love of beauty, and sense of balance, we’ll notice its influence in our approach to love, romance, and healing.