Capricorn Full Moon ~ sending & receiving compassion

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 27th, at 9:52 pm PDT - or early Thursday morning, June 28th, at 12:52 am EST, we will experience a Full Moon in Capricorn. 

Full Moons can be high-energy times as the sun completely illuminates the moon as she sits exactly 180 degrees apart. On these warm summer evenings we love that extra light, love and energy ~ at least I do! With the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn we can find ourselves identifying with our emotional bodes in concrete ways, making this Full Moon a perfect time to focus on ways to give our time and energy to nurture others and ourselves.

With all that is happening in the world today ~ this is a good time to focus our energies into the places that we feel drawn to support and heal. There are many ways of supporting causes, yet, as you know from previous emails, I am a firm believer that we must get to the root cause to make the biggest difference.

Many times as we move through life we can find ourselves disconnected with others and are not always kind, and worse yet, many times we are not kind to ourselves. It has been shown that compassion is important to our health and well-being. When we are involved in the prayer and healing of others we can feel the reciprocity of healing in our own lives. 

I offer you these three thoughts and meditations to use under the energy of this Full Moon for sending and receiving compassion, healing and love ~ ahhhhh! my trifecta appears again <3.

So lets take the high-energy and light of this full moon and make it life/world changing:

To prepare for your meditation or Moon Ceremony add earth tones of browns, teal, and reds to your altar using cloth, candles, mala beads etc; add rose quartz, smoky quartz, garnet or turquoise gemstones; and scents I recommend are geranium or frankincense to raise your vibration of heart and crown.

Also be heartfelt in choosing what you bring into your meditation so that it has heart for you. And then choose your meditation or practice ~ if you feel drawn to do all three, start with one tonight and do one each day for three days. The Moon energy is high all three days...

  1. Awakening the Heart of Compassion ~ Tonglen Meditation:

    This is a Tibetan practice to let in suffering and offer out compassion. I find this practice powerful in that it is a practice to awaken With each in-breath we take in others pain and with each out-breath we send them relief.

    Here is a link to instructions on the meditation by Tara Brach or if you prefer a video, here is a short version by one of my favorite teachers, Pema Chodron.
  2. Loving - Kindness Meditation

    This meditation places heartfelt wishes for the well-being of others along with yourself. It creates a softening of the heart allowing you to “feel empathy with the happiness and sorrow of the world.”.

    Here is a link to the Metta Institute for instructions on a loving-kindness meditation by Gil Fronsdal.
  3. A practice of generosity

    This practice also comes from Gil Fronsdal’s book “The Issue at Hand”. Gil explains that the practice of generosity has two important functions.

    1. It helps to not only connect us with others, but also with ourselves. When we give it creates a relationship between the giver and receiver, and through the acts of generosity we learn about the nature and development of our relationships ~ this is lovely.

    2. Second, when we practice generosity is teaches us to see and understand where we are closed, holding back, and where we feel our fear. Taking on this practice helps you to know where you are resisting in giving and receiving. Gil gives example(s)of an intentional practice:

      “Give yourself a week to give a twenty dollar bill to someone you don’t know. Watch what happens during that week. What does it bring up for you? How do you react? What do you learn about yourself in that situation?

      or Jack Kornfield teaches a practice of acting on every impulse to give, no matter what, during a twenty-four hour period.”

      It is important to note that generosity is not limited to the giving of material things. You can be generous with your kindness and receiving by sharing a smile with a stranger, or really listening to your partner or friend. And there is one that may be the hardest ~ try being the receiver ~ and I will add here that receiving has many, many facets so be aware of the subtle ways you are passing up receiving.

I will be practicing compassion and giving through Gemstone Organic this Full Moon in Capricorn by offering 20% off site-wide with all of you who receive this email ~ use the code GIVING at checkout. The sale will run through Saturday June 30th.

AND I will be donating 20% of all sales to Together Rising an organization that transforms heartache into action. I am also offering prayers for those who would like to be held in my full moon ceremony ~ please email me at with your requests and I will add them to my altar and our circle will hold you as we do our meditation.

And remember to put out your Moon Water tonight or tomorrow gems ~ it will be a lovely way to bless your life over the next two weeks..

Light, compassion, moon beams,
Moon Mama

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