Ready to look on the bright side of life? On June 17 (at 4:31 AM EDT) the full moon falls in optimistic, wonderstruck Sagittarius, buoying our faith in the universe.
Sagittarius is the zodiac’s traveler, helping us expand our horizons in every way. Will you journey to new corners of the globe? Diversify your friend circles? Start an independent venture or a new course of study?
Ritual: Hip Circles
There’s truth to that Shakira song—hips don’t lie! In fact, they wind up being the energetic storehouse for our emotions and our deepest vulnerabilities. When we experience fear or trauma, we naturally clench the pelvic region. The trouble is, we can also forget to relax and release this area of our bodies, which can remain tightly bound (even for years!).
Honest, high-minded Sagittarius is associated with the hips—the area of the body that houses our second, or sacral, chakra. This chakra is the energy center for our emotions, sexuality and our intuition. There’s good reason to loosen up this area of the body. It keeps us in the flow with our feelings and in touch with our truths.
On a physical level, healthy hips also ground core strength and help with posture. And let’s be honest—a sway of the hips is an undeniable sign of sexual confidence.
This ritual is a simple one that can be shockingly powerful.
You might do this exercise in front of a mirror to connect to your reflection. Play a song that makes you want to move your hips and dance. Soften your knees and circle your hips around and around, as if hula-hooping. Do this for at least one minute, but longer is definitely beneficial.
As you circle, bring full attention to your pelvic region. Emotions may bubble up—perhaps sexual ones or blocked anger from ignoring your intuition. Continue to circle, allowing the feelings to spiral out with each revolution.
When the song ends, journal about what arose for you. Or, keep the dance party going!
You can also do this exercise in a chair, circling your hips while seated. Your coworkers don’t have to know what’s going on at your desk if you feel like a little noontime revolution.
Consider doing hip circles for 3-5 minutes daily until the next new moon. Loose lips may sink ships but loose hips can liberate your soul!
- Sign up for an evening workshop or summer semester continuing education class
- Take off for a spontaneous overnight trip. Nature-obsessed Sagittarius loves to camp, so this might even involve a tent!
- Plan a horseback riding adventure for the weekend or go on a trail ride
- Mingle multiculturally, fete the weekend with an adventurous crew or tag along with a friend of a different background
- Take an archery lesson
- Light a bonfire to celebrate this fiery full moon
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