Today is a full moonday in the fiery sign of Sagittarius, the archer. Every full moon is when to recognize and acknowledge positive things in our present circumstances. Whether that includes a project completed or a simple awareness, there is nothing too small to be gratefully noticed and honored at this time.
Since I just saw the movie, The Hunger Games, with an archeress lead character, I've been thinking about the archer's qualities -- extroverted, honest, adventurous, courageous, attuned with nature, easily moves forward, and focuses on the greater good. Who can't use a little Sagittarius energy every month? Something to watch for is how our words (like arrows) are released.
Sagittarius rules the hip and thigh areas. This means conditions and imbalances in those parts may flare up. But if we remember to take it easy, that doesn't have to happen at all!
All the zodiac signs have ruling planets and Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter -- weatherwise, this means dry and high temperatures with storms possibly amplified. Sounds like it could get exciting around here as we're in our thunderstorm season now in Colorado.
Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis, and nettle, Urtica dioica, leaves are both scallop-edged. The lemon balm is on the left and the larger leaf on the right is nettle. Later today, I'll make lemon balm full-moon water to absorb magical, shimmering moon-rays through the night. The moon's energies in combination with lemon balm are thought to make a relaxing water to enhance mediation.
If you've made or are making full moon art over the next few days, I'd love to share your makings here, whether it be cloth, wool, photo, words, paint or ? Leave your link in the comments or email me to have it posted on the drawing down the moon page on the sidebar. xo
*) For starters, see Joan's kantha-stitched moon cloth here.
*) And Nancy's triple moons!
*) Nanette's moon(s) cloth and sunrise/moonset photo here.