At 7:52am EST on June 14th, the full Strawberry Moon will reach peak illumination in the Sagittarius constellation. However, we will have to wait for nightfall to see the Strawberry Moon’s radiant glow over the horizon.
The Strawberry Moon is also a supermoon this month, and it heralds limitless love and luck. With crystals, we can be prepared to welcome this infinite positivity and supercharge the second half of the year!
What is the Strawberry Moon?
June is the height of strawberry season! If you look around your neighborhood, you may see patches of wild strawberries, and the strawberries in the supermarket will be at peak freshness. It’s no surprise that the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota tribes dubbed the June full moon the “Strawberry Moon.”
Other Native American names for the June full moon include the Blooming Moon (Anishinaabe), Green Corn Moon (Cherokee), Birth Moon (Tlingit), Hatching Moon (Cree), and Moon of the Turtle (Potawatomi). European tapped into the inherent sweetness of the June full moon with names like the Rose Moon, Honey Moon, and Mead Moon (a sweet alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey).
The European name of the Honey Moon may also have ties to the honeymoon. June is named for Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, and remains a popular month for weddings. The June full moon is closely associated with love and marriage and may have lent its name to the newlyweds’ vacation.
This June’s Strawberry Moon will also be a supermoon, which occurs when the moon’s orbit brings it as close to the Earth as possible. This proximity makes the moon appear bigger and brighter. While the supermoon’s visual effects are an illusion, its metaphysical effects are not! The supermoon makes the Moon’s vibrational pull even stronger.
What is the Spiritual Meaning of the Strawberry Moon?
Strawberries symbolize abundance and sweetness, and the Strawberry Moon is all about luck, love, and prosperity. The seeds you plant now can help bring about all your desires in the second half of the year. Now is the perfect time for manifestation and abundance planning, as well as starting a new relationship or marriage.
The Strawberry Moon offers you a fresh start. It invites you to grow, harnessing the summer’s infinite positivity to become the best version of yourself. Be clear about your intentions, and be ready to make difficult decisions. If there is anything you have been avoiding, you have to address it now. It will only weigh you down and keep you from achieving your goals.
The Strawberry Moon is about celebration and joy, but it is also about rest. There are still six more months of the year ahead, and you need to make sure you pace yourself. Evaluate your intentions to make sure that they reflect your deepest needs and are achievable. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t dream big; however, realistic steps are necessary to achieve large goals.
This year, the Strawberry Moon falls in the Sagittarius constellation. The archer encourages you to take advantage of the Moon’s abundant energy through curiosity and independence. Now is the perfect time to take a trip or start a new intellectual endeavor, such as a college degree or a research project. Be flexible and open to any opportunity.
The Strawberry Moon is incredibly potent. Universal energy is all around you; all you have to do is follow your intuition and channel it!
What Crystals Should I Use During the Strawberry Moon?
Just like the Instagram-famous “strawberry dress,” the Strawberry Moon resonates very strongly with pink color energy. Use to Rose Quartz tap into your deepest emotional needs and explore summer love. Then, let Pink Tourmaline draw out joy and spontaneity. Peach Moonstone will also help you make the most of the Strawberry Moon’s fresh start.
If there is something you need to release with this lunar cycle, Aventurine is the stone for you. An empowering tool of personal development, Aventurine provides clarity and calm so that you can pursue your goals. Petrified Wood is also a powerful ally for keeping you grounded and balanced during this transformative period.
As you prepare yourself for abundance, reach for Sunstone. This crystal carries a very strong summer energy, and it will help you stand in your power, all while attracting prosperity. Supercharge manifestation rituals with Ruby. This stone connects you to your passions and creativity so that you can make your dreams a reality.
Finally, it wouldn’t be the Strawberry Moon without Strawberry Quartz. This rare Quartz variety has red inclusions that mimic strawberry seeds and lend it a red-pink strawberry color. Strawberry Quartz unlocks your highest self, giving you something to strive toward in the months ahead. As a source of love, growth, and passion, it perfectly exemplifies all the lessons of the Strawberry Moon!