The next full moon will be overnight on Wednesday and Thursday of June 27 and June 28. That’s because the full moon occurs at 12:53 a.m. EDT (0453 GMT), so depending on which time zone you live in, the full moon will be at its best late Wednesday (June 27) or in the wee hours of Thursday (June 28). To the casual observer, however, the moon will appear full the day before and after it’s peak brightness, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the lunar sight, weather permitting. The June full moon is typically known as the Full Strawberry Moon, or the full Rose Moon and the Lotus Moon.
The moon orbits the Earth once every 27.322 days. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be keeping almost perfectly still. Scientists call this synchronous rotation.
The moon and the sun combine to create tides in Earth’s oceans (in fact the gravitational effect is so strong that our planet’s crust is stretched daily by these same tidal effects).
The ocean on the side of Earth facing the moon gets pulled toward the moon more than does the center of the planet. This creates a high tide. On the other side of the Earth, another high tide occurs, because the center of Earth is being pulled toward the moon more than is the ocean on the far side. The result essentially pulls the planet away from the ocean (a negative force that effectively lifts the ocean away from the planet).
Consider also that tides in Earth’s oceans happen twice every day as Earth spins on its axis every 24 hours, bringing the moon constantly up and down in the sky. If the moon’s tugging affected the human body, one might presume we’d be off balance at least twice a day (and maybe we are).
In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, researchers found the risk of emergency room visits for pets to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons.
In the Journal of Affective Disorders in 1999, researchers suggested that before modern lighting, “the moon was a significant source of nocturnal illumination that affected [the] sleep–wake cycle, tending to cause sleep deprivation around the time of full moon.” They speculated that “this partial sleep deprivation would have been sufficient to induce mania/hypomania in susceptible bipolar patients and seizures in patients with seizure disorders.”
This full moon is in Capricorn on June 27th & 28th in 2018. The whirlwind of astrological transitions in late June is creating an fast fluctuation between moods and emotional feelings. Mars turns retrograde only two days before the full moon which can have us feeling like we’re losing our minds.
Because of this stress on your life you might feel the need to internalize your stresses and emotional feelings. Internalizing negative emotions will simply intensify them and make them harder to deal with when the chaos starts to settle.
Take deep breaths and know that Capricorn’s determined energy will help carry you through any trials or tribulations you might be experiencing. You might be catching yourself feeling like your swimming against the tide and being pulled under, but relax and allow yourself to float to the surface. Trust yourself and your place in the universe…
Sit outside on June 27 & June 28 to observe the Full Moon and meditate on its lesson for you this day. This Capricorn Full Moon will help carry you through your challenges with the determination and will of a mountain goat. Nothing scares them; they continually trudge forward & always make it through the rocky terrain.