This moon occurs before the full heat of the summer. It’s a time to enjoy a soft, green season where rains nourish the world around us and everything is vibrant and alive. Where I live it is also called the “strawberry moon” because it’s time to begin enjoying the local fruits of the season such as strawberries and early peaches. I have always loved the energy of June and enjoy the warm days and cool evenings. It is a time when my work load lightens a bit and I have a little more time to read and write as well as enjoy the beauty of nature that is hard to ignore this time of year. Therefore, this moon reminds me to slow down a bit and take time for rest and rejuvenation. Perhaps this is the reason why June is a vacation month for many people. It’s the perfect time to travel and enjoy the amazing sights our wonderful world has to offer us.
June also begins what some of us call the “green season” in the life of the Church. The Easter season, Pentecost and Holy Trinity are behind us. Now we focus on the teachings of Jesus and reflect on how they speak to our lives. Like the plants around us, it is a time for spiritual growth, discernment and listening to the “still, small voice” of the Divine Presence. You know. the Voice we’re often too busy to listen to when we’re running around frantically in the spring trying to be “productive.” So, enjoy the Moon of Life and use this time to rest, recharge, and grow closer to the Great Mystery who holds us all in love.
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