By Araxe Hajian
Lap up the light of the season’s full moons or dream in the deep night of its new moons with Miraval Resorts’ Celestial Summer at all three of our destinations. You can harness the magic of Miraval’s balmy nights and gaze at the Berkshires’ blanket of stars, dream in the dusking desert sky, or reflect under Hill Country constellations.
Here are a few ways to best take advantage of Miraval’s annual Celestial Summer celebration.
I Spy in the Sky
This summer brings us a sparkling sky full of galactic delights you can see with the naked eye.
On June 14, a supermoon rises, ripe with the Sagittarius Full Moon’s sparking, focused energy.
A week later, the Summer Solstice arrives on June 21, marking the northern hemisphere’s astronomical start of summer and giving us our longest day and shortest night. If you’re in Austin, it will be a beautiful night for a Moondance, the Life in Balance Spa’s exclusive service that bathes you in comfort.
From June 19-28, all you early risers can spot a rare alignment of planets, as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn line up in a dazzling row across our skies. Look to the southeast horizon in the morning twilight for the best chance to see all five planets in the night sky simultaneously. For an extra bonus, you might also catch the nearby green dot of Uranus. And closing out the month, a New Moon in Cancer on June 29 brings a lunation theme of rest and self-care which lasts until July 28th.
Bring Miraval Home and download or screenshot the elemental signs for June Celestial Summer by clicking here.
You can celebrate the stars shimmering brightly in the darkened sky of the mid-month New Moon, a time of purifying energy and renewal. It’s a great time to observe, absorb, and pause before the waxing moon’s journey culminates in the spark that ignites each month’s Full Moon, a time of action, manifestation, and illumination.
Miraval Austin Astrologer Lynn Carroll-Rivera offers tips and suggestions to match your elemental sign.
Lynn reminds us that our Celestial Summer activities are excellent for any elemental combination, and everyone can benefit from all of these classes. You will be drawn to certain ones based on your own perception, comfort zone, and even your alignment with the stars.
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Air Signs can engage their minds with engage your mind:
Summer Sunrise Yoga | Mindfulness in the Moonlight | Astro Forecast
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Fire Signs can stay limber in each lunation:
Full Moon Bogalates | Moonlight Hike | Moonlight Night Climb
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Water Signs can keep themselves grounded:
Sacred Soak | Celestial Yoga | Morning Meditation
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Earth Signs can align actions with intentions:
Moonlight Out On A Limb | Morning Stretch | Wine & Your Sign
Magic of Miraval Under the Stars
Araxe Hajian is a senior writer who covers wellness stories and specialist offerings at Miraval Resorts & Spas. She was associate editor and writer at Life in Balance Magazine, storyteller at the social platform MindMeet, and author of numerous articles and Miraval Resorts’ coffee-table book Miraval Mindful by Design.
*Source material provided by Miraval Austin Astrologer Lynn Carroll-Rivera