From the Psychic Source Archive
The full Moon in June is the Mead Moon. It is also called the Lovers Moon, the Honey Moon, the Strawberry Moon, and the Strong Sun Moon. This is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Summer Solstice, also known as Mid-Summer and Litha. This is the day when the Sun rises to it's strongest point. This is the longest day of the year. After the Summer Solstice, the days start to grow shorter, the nights longer and we enter the darker half of the year. This year the Solstice falls on June 21st and the Mead Moon falls on June 26th around 7:30am eastern time.
This is the time of year when the the days are getting hot and humid. The birds are busy feeding their growing young. The tomato plants stand proud in the bright sunlight. We may even have an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the scent of freshly cut grass. The whole land is full of it's own kind of summer magic. The Mead Moon is a time of metamorphosis. A time to reinvent our lives, to change what we need to change in our personal realities and become what we are meant to be at this space in our lives. This is a time when things come into fruition quickly.
This is a great time to charge crystals and herbs to aid in meditations to bring about protection for our homes and families. Some of the stones that hold protective energy are Malachite, Apache Tear, Agate, Onyx and Obsidian. Cleanse your stones by soaking them in spring water and sea salt. On the night of the Mead Moon, place your stones on a piece of black cotton cloth and set it where it will absorb the light of the Full Moon. Retrieve your stones and bring them back inside before the first light of the morning. You now have a new tool to aid you in meditations and visualizations for protecting your home and family.
There are many herbs that have protective energies. I like to use Agrimony, Nettle and Rue. Place a few pinches of the dried herbs into a small red cloth bag. Holding the bag under the Mead Moon, in your mind's eye, see your home surrounded by a sphere of bright white light. Know this light is the protective shield of the universe. Using a small nail, hang one of these bags over each door where people enter or leave your home. While doing so, send a prayer out to the universe or to your Angels asking that all who pass through this door will be protected from any harm.
During the time of the Mead Moon the the fireflies gather in the warm, June nights bringing joy and excitement to children and the young at heart. Fireflies or lightning bugs are also a symbol of growth. For those who can read the signs in nature, know that fireflies light up mostly while ascending. All children know that a jar full of lightning bugs are a gift from nature. Have your children catch a lightning bug or two in a clean glass jar. The children can whisper their secret wish to the lightning bugs and then release them. They can watch them light up as they carry that wish off to be heard by Mother Nature.
I wish you all the Blessings of the Earth Mother as we celebrate the magic of Summer!