Happy Honey Moon!
We are on the last legs of Spring, and getting ready to welcome in the even warmer months of Summer up here in the northern hemisphere.
The earth is buzzing with life once again as this Full Moon is ushering in the sweetness and serenity that comes with summer.
This Full Honey Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon and Rose Moon in various cultures, but all the names have one thing in common.. Sweetness.
Now, this moon might have you digging real deep to find that sweetness within you, because this Full Moon has potential to be an intense storm of emotions.
The Full Moon is in Sagittarius, and the Sun is in Gemini. This could make for a very emotional and loud few days especially with Jupiter going direct on the same day.
Sagittarius is the truth teller and story teller of the zodiac.. So expect others to be a bit louder than normal. You may feel your own emotions heightened during this time, and it may be hard to keep your own harsh words contained!
It's important to ground your energy and stay centered during this Full Moon!
But sometimes just remembering to stay calm isn't enough..
This Honey Moon card was designed with an image of a Honey Bee in the center.
Each of our Major Arcana cards carry Archetypes and symbols for the moons that they represent.
Archetypes awaken stored sacred knowledge deep within our souls.
For this card, we chose the Archetype of the Honey Bee.
Spirit speaks to us through many facets! It manifests in a variety of forms and with a variety of messages! Spirit can be found in the flowers, crystals, animals and even people.
Since the earliest recorded history, various cultures have seen animals as harbingers, messengers and even carriers of personality traits we wish to adopt.
Native American beliefs on Animal Totems are often the first thing that come to mind on this subject, but these practices have been found throughout many cultures of the ancient and modern world.
By focusing on traits and attributes of our totem, we internalize their traits and begin to shift and take on the characteristics we need from our totem.
You may feel drawn to one particular animal guide your entire life, but there are many short term guides out there that have messages and lessons for us on a day to day basis.
For tonight's Full Moon Ceremony, we are connecting to the totem of the Honey Bee.
The Honey Bee does not have to be your main animal guide to still be of help to you. Adopt the nature of this peace loving ally this week. Rely on the totem of the Honey Bee to ground you during this Full Moon.
This ceremony will help you connect to the energy of the Honey Bee, to serve as a strong reminder and totem to help you during this Full Moon.
All that's needed for tonight is a small offering for the Honey Bees and an open heart.
Adopting the nature and traits of the Honey Bee.
The Honey Bee is a creature of sweetness, though many people fear them! It's been said that bees can smell or pick up on people's fears! Perhaps they lack fear of their own, and feel drawn to investigate ours as it is such an opposing emotion to their natural nature.
Often times the Honey Bee pushes our fears right up to our awareness when we are confronted with them! They are small but loud reminders to us to not be afraid of what we don't understand. Once you shed your fear around the bee, they buzz sweetly near you, sharing space and minding their own beeswax.
The Honey Bee teaches us to do the impossible and believe in miracles! Early scientific research stated that Honey Bees shouldn't be able to fly. They defy our known laws of physics and show us that miracles can happen. (Some further studies have been done on this, and scientists are beginning to understand the Bee, but there is still much that isn't known about these little guys.)
Honey Bees are also an excellent totem for productivity, and manifesting abundance. They teach us to work together, to rely on our hive/tribe. They represent the collective conscious, and remind us that everything is connected.
They are fiercely protective of their own, and would die defending their home and family. They are driven by the passion to find the sweetest nectars.
Invoking and connecting to the Honey Bee, especially around such emotional times can help you create harmonic balance within yourself.
connecting to the honey bee and honoring animal guides.
Because animals are pure consciousness, they often can't communicate with us properly if our own energy is muddy.
Take some white sage, smudge and cleanse yourself and your space if you feel called.
Take a moment to clear your mind.
Breath in and out through your nose, knowing that each breath is cleansing your energy, opening you up to Spirit's message.
Mindful breathing can help take you into a trance like state on the astral realm, where your guides and messengers await.
Next state your intention to connect to the Honey Bee. You can say whatever you'd like, or follow this prayer below. The point is to make a purposeful intention to connect.
After you state your intention, sit in mindfulness for a few moments and let go and release your intention while in that mindful trance like state.
Next, leave an offering out for the bees this Full Moon!
Our Bee population is suffering immensely right now and could really use us as their ally. Leave out a bowl of water for them. Do not pick their flowers! Instead plant new bee supporting flowers and pollinators in your garden!
You can even leave out a small crystal like honey calcite as an offering to let the bees know their messages and energy is welcome.
Have patience and observe your world for the next few days. You called in the Honey Bee, and released your intention to the universe, now all you have to do is look around.
Be open to how the Bee will show up in your life! You might see one physically buzz around you, or you may see a photo or an advertisement or billboard with a Bee on it. Be aware of the emotional state you are in when you encounter this guide, as that is often where their lessons lie.
Be aware of what you were doing, going or thinking while you encounter this guide.
Once you connect and feel the energy of this Honey Bee, you can call in it's essence and spiritual presence whenever you feel the need.
The above method for connecting to the Honey Bee could be used to connect with any of your Animal Guides! You can even use this little ritual to discover who your personal Animal Guide could be if you don't already know.
Don't forget to leave a little offering to your new ally, and charge your decks and crystals tonight under the Full Moon!