This year the Summer Equinox (Litha) falls on June 20, which also corresponds with the full moon in Sagittarius, and just might prove to be an especially powerful opportunity to connect with the Divine Masculine archetype.
The full moon in Sagittarius is an amazing time to express ones independence and freedom, and to explore the eternal philosopher... ever seeking wisdom internally and excitement externally. And, as the second moon in Sagittarius (the first being May 21), this will also prove an excellent time to handle unfinished business and learn the lessons of this sign. You know all that freedom you've been coveting? Now is the time to consider the consequences for the freedoms we afford ourselves and plan for the days beyond.
Despite the lessons yet to be learned this month, the energies surrounding this vibrant celebration (during which the sun is at its peak) are pervasive, insistent and wont be denied! Sagittarius is definitely making its presence known in my life these last two months, but connecting these energies to the Divine Masculine isn't always easily done.
I have to admit I have a wounded relationship with the Divine Masculine. One which I tend to shove in the corner of the broom closet and kick at every once in a while in order to close the door. Those qualities I would associate as "masculine" within, are also the qualities most lacking in care, support and kindness. The most critical qualities. The qualities which whisper to me, those nights when I long for sleep, "You aren't doing enough. You aren't doing it good enough. You need to be better. Man up.". And my internal feminine says to me "It's just tough love", but it's not. It's a damaging and unhealthy relationship with my Divine Masculine archetype.
So, this Litha celebration, how can I repair this damage? Or, at least, begin to repair it? First, by defining what a healthy relationship with this archetype means. What does He embody? This will be an amazing opportunity to journal and explore my shadow, while I re-discover and heal my relationship with this powerful and necessary archetype. He is the protector. The healer. Wisdom. He is in control without taking control, and embodies the elements in a single cohesive whole. He is firm but kind, supportive and encouraging, and we have only to ask for His guidance to open up within ourselves His power.
In the end, however, I don't have the answers. I'm taking this journey myself. But what I do know is that this Litha will prove to be an exciting, scary, trying ritual experience.... and worth every second.
How will you be celebrating your Divine Masculine?