If you look up at the heavens these next two days (June 16-17, 2019), you will see a big fat full moon. As well, there is a very shiny star (planet) standing right nearby: that would be Jupiter. This configuration, the Moon conjunct Jupiter, suggests an extremely positive energy coming our way. It’s the sign of joy and childlikeness, upbeat humor and philosophical thoughts.
Oh, if only this life allowed us to always feel lighthearted and full of joy.
By the way—this is the exact full moon that Trump was born under, making him (and potentially us these few days) flamboyant, loud and full of optimism… even when there are plenty (countless) reasons to be sad.
To be happy during sad times seems odd—it is; however, all the elders of spirituality, the enlightened ones, have always displayed humor as one of their clues of true enlightenment. While laughing in the face of despair appears to be disrespectful for some, the truth is it can be solid, true medicine.
Now, let’s not forget that this full moon has some planets (Mercury and Mars) in Cancer, standing by. Cancer’s energy is just the opposite of Gemini/Sag. Cancers feel sad for no real reason. They hang out in small, dark, familiar spaces where they cuddle with the cat or dog, and listen to sad music indulging in all things soft, sad and even melancholy. As usual, life life has a sweet and sour sauce which will be following us around this week.
Jupiter and the full moon energy of joy will definitely trump (no pun intended) the Cancer softness. Happy/sad—it’s our call.
Sometimes as I bike around town, I catch a fast glance at someone’s face where I can see their seriousness, or their joy. I have always wondered why some people are so good at smiling, while others just cannot find that feeling without great effort.
It’s not a good or bad truth: it’s just a fact.
Some of you reading this linger in sadness; others wake up energized and happy. Which are you? This full moon, you are entitled to turn up the joy, even if it’s not really authentic to you. ‘Fake it ’til you make it’ is real!!!
I am more of a somber personality on the inside. I relate to Scorpios, to Capricorns, to Cancers—the serious ones who just have to get something done. I love the feeling of depth, yet I have learned enough from this life to seek joy. I make it a full-time effort.
It’s so much more fun when joy sneaks up on us as laughter, jokes, or just silly mistakes. All of a sudden, energy fills the room and everything looks so much brighter and easier.
I use this energy every day of my life. I seek joy. I seek the high road. I wonder why others just do not do the same? It’s puzzling to me. I LOVE TO LAUGH.
‘It’s so much easier to frown,’ they say. It takes more muscles to frown. It’s so much easier to be sad. What about trying the spiritual practice of joy?
I want nothing more than to lift us up. If I don’t do it, who will?
This Gemini/Sagittarius full moon is asking you to look up, smile and remember that while there is so much wrong in this world, we must never forget to enjoy. This is a spiritual practice: humor and joy. Watch a happy movie, giggle with some kids, go get an ice cream and indulge!!
I sure enjoyed writing this newsletter. Hope you are having a fun day too.