Tonight is a Full Moon in Sagittarius and I’ve been feeling the Full Moon vibes for days. Full Moons are always a bit of a special event to me. It is a time that everything climaxes, it is a time of culmination and release. But the energy around this Full Moon is said to be super special. This Full Moon is said to enhance the energy of personal development and achievement, like a "high point" in the astrological calendar. This Full Moon is saying to you and me that "If you can dream it, you can do it." . It is a time to let your daydreams totally off-leash and see where they take you.”
So, on that note of dreaming big, the first strain that I choose this week was big, beautiful and purple! Purple Elephant, is a 50/50 balanced hybrid and a child of the well known Purple Urkel strain. Although it is balanced, it is truly considered an indica leaning strain, taking most of it’s genetics from it Purple Urkel parent, which is a heavy handed indica strain.
Just a note before go any further-Purple Elephant is fairly rare strain and there is a good chance that you most likely won’t find this strain in your local dispensary because it is very difficult to grow and seeds are very hard to locate. That being, if you are lucky enough to find this strain like me, it will catch your attention because this strain is stunningly beautiful!. Its buds are colored in shades of green and deep purple and are covered in crystals and amber hairs. Purple Elephant smells strongly of grapes and berries and when consumed it tastes like grape bubble gum.
Purple Elephant effects are felt in both body and brain. It induces moderate cerebral euphoria, improves your mood, prompts laughter and can alleviate depression and stress. However, like many hybrids, after consuming more, the relaxation becomes sedation and sleep. For medical use, Purple Elephant is popular among those with mental health conditions like depression, chronic stress, and anxiety. For me, I just wanted to be set free for a few, hours so I could dream big dreams for my future. Purple Elephant set me free to see all the unlimited possibilities that await me in my future.
The next strain that helped me dream big was Tangerine Cream. Although the strain was labeled Tangerine Scream, after investigating, I found it to truly be Tangerine Cream. It’s lineage is Tangie, a citrusy sativa strain, crossed with Purple Sauce, a heavy handed, indica strain that has “Glue” at its base. The result of that cross is a fruit salad for your mouth and nose. It’s flavor is somewhere between rhubarb pie and freshly cut tangerine.
Tangerine Cream buds are cylindrical and orange just as you would expect from a tangerine. It’s effects hit you quickly with a rush of euphoria, similar to the effects of Tangie. However, unlike the effects of Tangie, this strain also relaxes. This strain is know to be an effective antidepressant and leaves you basking in a "feel good" state. It also provides easy come-down and long lasting high- all great effects for a Sunday afternoon of contemplating my future and for dreaming big! May this Full Moon help you move forward towards a life that is more in alignment with who you desire to be and who you are becoming.