I smiled when I saw that the insightful women of Mooncircles had, at some point in the past, referred to this full moon as ‘Jinn full moon’.
‘Jinn full moon’ is particularly fitting given the wild, chaotic surges of elements — mental Air, emotional Water, willful Fire, and not a whole lot of grounding Earth — swirling in the ethers, and in our bodies and minds, right now.
The Jinnfulness (!) is an apt reference, with Mercury stationing out of Retrograde; Sun, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars activating the Mutable archetypal energies of our being, and thus likely opening us to mental chatter and electrical currents beyond the usual degree. Plus other stuff.
Envision a ballroom full of mental-Tricksters, some giddily laughing, others hotly fuming, and others still might be sobbing or sulking, along with a few who just plain want to stir up trouble.
Then fill the ballroom with water, like a big aquarium, and run an electric current through it; throw some oil on top and toss in a match, and you’ll have a sense of this particular archetypal-energetic cocktail.
There’s muck and there’s magic; hostile friction or creative friction. Which will we lean into, if we can keep from rising to the provocations?
There are some fine musings available about this Sagittarius full moon and its myriad tense and creative aspects with the other planetary (and thus archetypal-energy) power-forces that make up our solar system and the energy field we all live and breathe in.
But the gist and the Jinn of it is this cocktail of the moment:
Electrical ampage from airy Gemini (Sun and soon Venus) for a boost in mental chatter activation .
Add a few fireballs (and perhaps hissy fit tantrums) from the fiery and shapeshifting dens of Aries (Uranus) and Sagittarius (Saturn Rx, Mars Rx, Full Moon).
Thank the Divine for a bit of Earth Magic, with Virgo (Jupiter), Taurus (Mercury), and Pluto (Capricorn) in a lovely Earth Triangle.
Plus the sensitizing, boundary dissolving Pisces stuff (Neptune and Chiron).
In this psychic-and-energetic atmosphere — shared pool, if you will — we might also feel a bit over-amped, wired, agitated, and more easily triggered or pushed to the edge physically, mentally, and psychically.
You know that feeling of either being two seconds from falling down into a quivering heap or bursting out of your skin (or breathing fire)?
Or maybe both at the same time, just to make it super interesting? Cuz we all know how much fun that is.
Hence the ‘tonic’ to go with the Jinn.
It’s a really, really, really good idea to opt for slow and soothing when a party of dynamic energies and archetypes is afoot.
Borrow wisdom from the Earth influences: Taurean Venus, or the deep-rooted Wisdom available from Pluto in Capricorn, and Jupiter expanding the Virgoan Hestia magic available to us.
Adopt inspiration from the Slow Movement (for everything), soothe the nervous system, breathe deeply, tend the heart & heart mindfully, Earth (as in ground, and attune in Nature) — to help balance the over-activation and the stress and fatigue that all of that multi-element juice can stir up … that ‘last dangling nerve’ sensation.
Taking a few deep breaths and counting backwards from 10 (or 100, if you’re really pissed off) might also be wise when the provocations trigger us.
Here are a few ‘tonic’ suggestions from the Sophia’s Children Empaths & Sensitives Series ‘Soothing Reclamations & Energy Hygiene’ section:
When Feeling Off-Center and Pulled in All Directions, Center is Up
Calming Remedies for Intense Energies
Empaths, Energy Hazards, and Energy-Restoring Practices
And because not everyone will be breathing deeply or ‘finding center’, you might find those around you (or you yourself) going the melt-down or tantrum-yoga mode. So in that spirit, these might be helpful, too:
Be(A)ware the Energy Vamp: Tantrums, Outbursts, Hissy Fits, and Offloads
Tracking and Clearing Energy Slime
As Tim Roth’s ‘Pumpkin’ character said in Pulp Fiction, “Be cool, honey bunny.”
This too shall pass, and in its wake, clearer visions, insights, and resolutions are possible. So ground, center, breathe, inhale that lavender, and tune in.
That’s what I’ll be doing, too!
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** For a look-see into what the Jinn are, see this perspective from the Sufi tradition.
June 1, 2015 at 9:29 pm
Exactly! Thanks for this, which will be heading to some people I know who are really feeling this one. Love, Laura
June 2, 2015 at 12:47 am
That’s for sure. It seems it’s been intense for a few people. Thanks for passing it along, Laura. Be well and happy TLCing. Love, Jamie
June 1, 2015 at 11:53 pm
Fabulous. I’m going to go take a beer bath and pour a gin&tonic. 😉
June 2, 2015 at 12:44 am
The beer bath is exquisite for TLC, soothing, and clearing off the muck-n-mire (a.k.a. bad juju) that wafts one’s way. 😉 Enjoy the cocktail, too. xoxo Jamie
June 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm
I did a foot bath with the beer, epsom and a little lavender (outside on the deck!). Excellent, thank you. It was great for clearing off the electric gunk that’s been amped up lately. I was just kidding about the gin, but heads up for anyone ultra sensitive, the bath knocked me out later in the day (in a good way, but definitely wouldn’t want alcohol and would want to be aware I’d need the space after….) Also, glad I did a foot bath to start – gentler approach and still very effective! Maybe even moreso for being outside? Happy to add this one to my toolbox! Thanks Jamie!
June 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm
Oooh, lovely with the foot(beer+)bath, Dayna. And it’s usually better, I agree, to skip the gin (etc.) when doing the energy work and clearing. 🙂
Between the hops in the beer (and thus the water you’re soaking in) and the calcium and magnesium in the epsom salts, plus whatever else like lavender, it’s definitely clearing and very, very relaxing. Sleep and a need for more water is often helpful (or necessary) afterwards so the body can focus fully on its restoration.
It might well have been an added bonus to be outside. Is that your sense?
I’m glad it was a good experiment, Dayna. And good reminder not to use heavy equipment after doing a relaxing soak! 🙂
June 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm
This post is exactly how I have been feeling at times. I will be happy when this Mercury retrograde passes onto calmer pastures ha! Maybe a gin and tonic is needed at the end of the week. 🙂 Thanks for your insight Jamie.
June 2, 2015 at 12:46 am
It’s been a challenging bit of energy for quite a few people (and that’s saying something). And it seems that it’s happy hour time! Pour the cocktail of your choice and TLC. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Karen. xoxo Jamie
June 2, 2015 at 2:11 am
Thank you for sharing my writing, Jamie. I appreciate your suggestions for remediation as many may need to calm and center. I also enjoyed your description of watery, electrical, tricksters!
June 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm
Good to know Jamie.. I think this time around I am in the chill zone Breathing in calmness lately 🙂 maybe my Taurean side is helping 🙂
Lovely informative post.. Have a lovely week.. Hugs Sue x
June 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm
Thanks, Sue. Yes, my Taurean-Venus gives me very definite reminders if I need them (Taurus Rising, so she’s my ‘chart ruler’!). As one mentor said to me some years ago, “If I don’t go to stillness, stillness comes looking for me.” So yeah, better to be proactive about that. 😉 Glad it’s chill-and-calm zone for you. xoxo Love, Jamie