• Chris MacPherson

Using the Buck Moon to Clear & Release

Hi everyone, It's been a while since I posted, but I'm really drawn to share some information with you and help you clear away some old patterns to help you move forward and create more of what you want in your life!

As you may know, we're heading into a Full Moon with some pretty heavy retrograde activities going on throughout the month of July. While I don't follow astrology all the time, nor do I claim this is something I know a great deal about, I certainly believe the alignment of stars, planets and cycles of the moon can have an impact on our well-being. For now, I want to focus on the upcoming Full Moon and what it means to me, and what it potentially can mean for you!

This Full Moon is often referred to as the Thunder Moon. It is given this name due to the obvious seasonal timing of receiving thunder storms and it's a really a good time to use this energetic Moon to re-charge and revitalize your energy.

This Full Moon is in Capricorn (as if everything in already in retrograde isn't enough, add in the Full Moon partial eclipse in Capricorn!) which is a time of creativity. Allow yourself to let your creative side out and be playful. Let the Thunderstorms be the power behind your creativity for the rest of the month and try to invite some natural aspects into your creations. Consider making a nature mandala, creating a stone grid using stones and other items you've collected on your walks or items from nature, and as always, before taking anything from nature, ask first and show gratitude!


Full Buck Moon

This Moon is also called the Buck Moon. What you may not know is why it's called the Buck Moon. This is the time when young male deer grow full antlers, which is an important event since this is what identifies their gender to others. These antlers grown very quickly – up to ½ inch per day. Beginning as soft, sensitive nub in the Spring, and ending as a full set of hardened, bony antlers in the Fall. This incredible growth represents a huge personal change as it identifies the time when young male deer are ready to claim their power and position in the forest.


Many of you know that I'm very animal oriented, and this is especially personal for me because deer is one of my Totem animals. Buck/deer reminds us to bring gentleness to all that we do, and to approach situations from the heart. When we listen to the world with the ears of a deer, we will hear more of the beauty that surrounds us. Since deer sheds its antlers, this time is also about letting go, renewal, and growth.

It is this during time that I encourage you to get outdoors and return to the truth of who you are... return to nature. This is a time when you must find balance in all areas of life, but most strongly this appears in our relationships- both with ourselves and others. With deer's growth of antlers, we are also given the opportunity to understand the connection between our roots and the directions we are being pulled. This is why balance becomes so essential at this time, and I believe for many of us, balance is a difficult thing to obtain.

This Full Moon is a good time to spend time visualizing what you want. It also offers us a great opportunity to connect to our higher self and seek guidance. This is a terrific time to get your Chakras balanced to help you be emotionally stable during this emotional time. On my Facebook page, I'm going to host a seven day "program" to help you heal and balance your Chakras. If you want to be invited to this special group, head over there to get involved or PM me and I'll invite you to join. As I so often must tell my clients, the only thing is, you need to do the work! It will start Monday July 15 and run for 7 days. If you miss the start date, you're still welcome to join and I will make sure all members are supported through to the end of the month.

The Full Thunder Moon/ Buck Moon is also a wonderful time to do a Burning Bowl or Fire Ceremony. This ceremonial Fire is a method to help you release anything that no longer serves your highest good. By letting go, you then make room for new positive energies to come into your life. As some of you know, I often offer releasing for my clients many of whom will be distantly participating in next week's ceremony. If you have something to release, feel free to get in touch before noon on the 16th and I'll be happy to do this for you.

This is the time to turn inwards to find your answers. Meditation can be a great help in this area. Here are a few things you may want to explore, work with, or seek messages from throughout the month: plants, trees or scents include honeysuckle, lemon balm, jasmine, frankincense, oak tree, ash tree or the lotus flower; stones such as moonstone, white agate or other white stones; animals like the osprey, swallow, turtle, whale, crab and dolphin are also options. Perhaps meditate and ask if any of these nature elements have a message especially for you!

No matter what you do, I hope your July is rich with love and opportunities for growth and healing. Blessings to you!