Strawberry Moon Spiritual Meaning

Strawberry Moon Meaning: The Spectacular Full Moon of June 2024

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As we enter the enchanting month of June 2024, the vibrant Strawberry Moon meaning invites us to embrace its radiant energy and embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Its deep spiritual meaning helps us explore the depths of our souls and align with the seasons of Nature.

Now is a time to plant the seeds for your dreams and watch them grow into fruition. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the balmy June air. It’s deliciously fragrant as the summer season begins. Lush green leaves sway in the slight breeze, and the summer sun is currently flourishing at its climax.

Every full moon has its own name based on the month or season in which it appears. Creating a name for each full Moon allows people to reflect on each season and how it affects them and the natural world. Due to their origins, full moon names can vary.

Most Full Moon names are English translations of Native American names; others are rooted in Celtic, European (Anglo-Saxon and Germanic), and more recent Neo-Pagan origins. I created a guide to each Full Moon, complete with their meanings and how you can celebrate

Please note that I make every effort to ensure this information is correct and accurate through my own experiences and referencing sources throughout AND at the bottom of this article.

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When is the Strawberry Moon 2024?

In 2024, June’s Full Moon is called the Strawberry Moon. It takes place on June 21st and peaks at 9:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The Strawberry Moon is one of my personal favorites because it marks the arrival of Summer and the peak of strawberry season!

When is the Strawberry Moon?

The Strawberry Moon of June is named for the wild and ripe strawberries that reach their peak in June. It’s believed that picking strawberries beneath the light of the moon honors the crops and ensures a bountiful yield.

This is the best moment to make difficult decisions or face responsibilities you’ve avoided. Start fresh and dive deep into personal growth! Remember to pace yourself; don’t burn yourself out in your excitement and enthusiasm. Evaluate your goals and intentions to make sure they are realistic and achievable.

Strawberries are considered a food of love, representing the goddess Freya. They symbolize love and luck. New life, sunlight, magic, joy, and strength are everywhere. The earth and the universe are surging with enthusiasm! Your intuition is at a peak! So keep an open mind to all of life’s adventures and twists.

June’s Strawberry Moon Spiritual Meaning Video

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Check out how I celebrate June’s Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon Alternative Names

Many cultures around the world have different names for June’s Full Moon, and I did my best to include the ones I could find sources on. These names beautifully reflect the connection between humans, Nature, folklore, and communities.

Remember, most of these names applied to the entire month, not just during the full moon!

  • Mead Moon or Moon of Horses (Celtic)(Source: Time and Date)
  • Hot Weather Begins Moon (Ponca Southern Plains)
  • Planting Moon (European)
  • Harpa or Skerpla Moon (Norse origins) (source: Nordic Culture – Skjalden)
  • Moon of Birthing (Ignivik) Inupiat Language, North Slope, Alaska
  • Rose Moon (European) (source: Farmer’s Almanac)
  • Sister’s Moon (after the Pleiades constellation the Greeks described as seven divine sisters) (South African origins) (source: Centre for Astronomical Heritage)
  • Summer Starting Moon (daa’za-mea’) Shoshone Great Basin, Nevada, Wyoming
  • Moon of the Turtle (msheke’kesis) Potawatomi Great Lakes
  • Honey Moon (European)

For a list of even more Native American Moon names check out American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s article here or Western Washington University’s article here.

Strawberry Moon Correspondences

The spiritual meaning of June’s Full Flower Moon is a powerful time for optimism, magic, pleasure, and wonder. To get you started, here are some spiritual correspondences and intentions!

Strawberry Moon Spiritual Meaning

  • Tenacity
  • Positivity
  • Curiosity
  • Optimism
  • Grit
  • Openness

June Full Moon Colors

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Pink
Strawberry Moon Correspondences

Strawberry Moon Celebration and Ritual Ideas

The Strawberry Moon meaning is a special and sacred time to reflect on your life and make positive changes. It’s also a powerful time for manifestation and setting intentions. Here are a few celebration ideas to get you started.

If you’re looking for even more ideas, check out Full Moon Rituals You Need To Know!

Strawberry Moon Water Ritual For Love and Luck

This Candle Magic ritual helps you harness the positive energy of the Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Moon is known for its associations with love and luck.

In this ritual, you’ll combine the natural energy of fresh strawberries, moon water, and candle color meanings. This will create a powerful spell to help you align with June’s spiritual energy.

Gather Your Supplies

  • Fresh Strawberries (for love and luck**)
  • Green Chime Candle (green helps boost luck)
  • A small bowl of Moon Water collected from June’s full Strawberry moon
  • Fire-safe candle holder or dish (I use a 6.5″ cast iron)
  • Lighter or matches
  • Optional
    • Crystals
    • Herbs
    • Incense
    • Other items for added significance

Preparing for the Ritual

Begin by finding a quiet space where you can focus without distractions. Arrange your supplies in a way that feels meaningful to you, and cleanse the space in the method of your choice. Make sure it’s safe to burn a candle.

Grab the green chime candle or candle type of your choice. If you need help deciding on a candle type, watch this video.

Anoint your green chime candle with the Moon Water you collected from June’s Full Moon. Watch my YouTube video, How to Cleanse and Dress a Spell Candle, for a complete tutorial.

Place your green chime candle in your fire-safe holder and light it. Imagine the candle flame as a symbol of the luck and love you wish to attract.

Infuse the Strawberries with Moon Water

Take a fresh strawberry and hold it gently in your hands. Dip your strawberry into the bowl of moon water to infuse it with the Strawberry Moon’s spiritual intentions of positivity, curiosity, and optimism.

Visualize the strawberry glowing with these spiritual energies. Slowly eat the strawberry and savor every bite. Allow the combined energy of the Moon Water and strawberry to fill you up with their spiritual intentions. Know that with every bite, love and luck manifest within you.

Closing the Ritual

Sit quietly in front of the candle, basking in its warm glow and energy. When the candle has melted down completely, express your gratitude for the beautiful experiences that await you. I prefer to return the remaining moon water and strawberry bits to the earth, but you can throw them away if you like.

Soak up the wonderful energies of the strawberry moon you’ve called upon. May your days ahead be full of happiness, abundance, and the fulfillment of your deepest desires.

Strawberry Moon Water Ritual For Love and Luck

Strawberry Season

Why not embrace June’s Full Moon and go a bit strawberry crazy?

  • Sun Tea – This time of year, the Summer Solstice is very close, and the sun’s energy is powerful. Use that power to add a kick to your intentions and into a refreshing tea! Place 4 – 6 tea bags in a gallon jar full of water. Feel free to add additional strawberries, fruit, or herbs of your choice, depending on your intention. Place your tea where it will soak up sunlight for approximately 3-5 hours.
  • Use the Strawberry Moon to have fun in the kitchen by creating cakes, pies, muffins, cupcakes, pound cakes, or maybe some chocolate-covered strawberries! Eating food that is in season and local keeps you aligned with Nature and the Moon. It also helps me remember that we’re not separate from Nature but connected and deeply rooted.
  • Try placing a bottle of vodka or tequila beneath the full Moon, similar to creating Moon Water. After the liquor is charged, soak strawberries in the liquor for an hour. You can add them to pies, place them on top of ice cream (vanilla bean is my favorite), or freeze them and place them in strawberry margaritas or some adult lemonade! You can call it… Moonshine! Ha!
  • Go berry picking at a local farm or check out the farmer’s market

If you’re short on time, keep it simple. Buy yourself some fresh organic strawberries and take a moment to enjoy their beauty. Savor every delicious bite while sitting beneath the full Moon.

Solar Strength From June’s Powerful Sun

The sun’s vitality is currently at its peak during the season of the Strawberry Moon. Embrace the abundance Nature is offering because, from now on, the days will get shorter.

Find ways to be fully illuminated by this dazzling solar energy! Here are a few ideas to get you started, and don’t forget the sunscreen:

  • Take a walk in the park or somewhere out in Nature. Find a quiet spot where you can just be still and silent.
  • Enjoy a picnic complete with fresh seasonal foods. Don’t forget the strawberries!
  • Find a local watering hole and jump in! Spending time with water is such a cleansing and refreshing experience. If it’s still too cold where you live to go for a swim, you can still sit next to and enjoy the relaxing sounds of a babbling stream or creek. Bring some chopped lettuce or other greens to feed the ducks or geese.
  • Go for a back road country drive. Get out of the city, blast your favorite tunes, and bring along your best conversational loved one. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy any interesting sites.
  • Visit a local brewery or vineyard and try something new
  • Go camping
  • Enjoy a good book in a comfy outdoor chair
  • Keep it simple and lay on a blanket beneath the warm sun
Go for a back road country drive

Strawberry Moon Journal Prompts

Journaling your thoughts and intentions is a great way to celebrate the Strawberry moon meaning. Here are some prompts to get you started:

What sparks your curiosity lately? Explore new interests or ideas that intrigue you.

Explore the concept of openness. What limiting beliefs or attitudes can you release to become more open to new experiences?

Reflect on a moment when you demonstrated tenacity and resilience. How can you nurture your inner strength further?

Write about activities or experiences that bring you pleasure. How can you incorporate more of these into your life?

Describe a recent challenge and how you overcame it. What lessons did you learn from this experience?

Write about a challenge you are currently facing. What strategies can you use to overcome it?

Write about a book or article that inspired you recently. What lessons did you take away from it?

Write about a goal you achieved recently. Celebrate your accomplishments! How do you feel about them?

Host a Bonfire

The spirit and emotions of June’s Full Moon are so positive and happy. Why not share that with loved ones? You could serve fresh local food or do a strawberry theme! If that seems overwhelming, keep it simple with a potluck or pizza party. Most of all, have fun and enjoy the light, shimmering, and joyous days of June and the Strawberry Moon.

Meditation Ritual

Sit outside beneath the Moon or someplace quiet where you will not be disturbed. Reflect on three things you are grateful for right now. Feel free to say the following chant or repeat it in your mind:

Tonight, I sit beneath this Strawberry Moon feeling grateful for (say the three things you chose above). I’m grateful for the Moon above and the Earth below me. As the season turns, I wish strength, abundance, hope, and love for myself and those I care for.

Feel the white and glowing energy of the Strawberry Moon fill you up. Spend the next 5-10 minutes meditating quietly.

Is the Full Moon of June 2024 a Supermoon?

No, the Full Moon of June will NOT be a supermoon.

However, there will be TWO supermoons in September and October this year!

Will June’s Strawberry Moon Have A Lunar Eclipse in 2024?

No, June’s Full Moon will not have a Lunar Eclipse this year.

However, there will be two Lunar Eclipses AND two Solar Eclipses!

Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2024

Lunar Eclipse (Penubral)

March 24th – 25th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and partially Africa

Solar Eclipse (Total)

April 8th

(when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun)

Visible in North America, Western Europe, and the Northern part of South America

Lunar Eclipse (Partial)

September 17th – 18th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa

Solar Eclipse (Annular)

October 2nd

(when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, creating a ring of fire)

Visible in the southern part of North America and South America.

Penumbra, (from Latin paene, “almost”; umbra, “shadow”), in astronomy, the outer part of a conical shadow cast by a celestial body, in which the light from the source is partially blocked—as compared to the umbra (q.v.), the shadow’s darkest, central part, where the light is totally excluded. 

Britannica – Penumbra Eclipse

Is There a Black Moon in June 2024?

No, June doesn’t have a seasonal Black Moon in 2024.

However, there will be a calendrical Black Moon on November 30th, 2024.

A Black Moon is a modern phrase that is very similar to the definition of a Blue Moon. However, it involves two NEW MOONS inside a specified time period rather than two FULL MOONS. Since two New Moons take place in the month of November, it makes this a calendrical Black Moon.

A Black Moon brings success and good luck. While a Black Moon is not an astronomical phrase, it’s honored and celebrated by Pagans, witches, and other spiritual practitioners.

Full Moon Schedule 2024

  • The Full Wolf Moon occurs on January 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 12:54 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Snow Moon occurs on February 24th, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Worm Moon occurs on March 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Pink Moon occurs on April 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Flower Moon occurs on May 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 9:53 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Strawberry Moon occurs on June 21st, 2024, and peaks at 9:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Buck Moon takes place on July 21st, 2024, and peaks at 6:17 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Sturgeon Moon occurs on August 19th, 2024, and peaks at 2:26 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Harvest Moon takes place on September 17th, 2024, reaching its peak at 10:34 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Hunter Moon takes place on October 17th, 2024, and peaks at 7:26 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Beaver Moon occurs on November 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:28 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Cold Moon takes place on December 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

I hope you enjoy the Strawberry Moon meaning in 2024, lots of love to you, and remember, as always –

Sources

**Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications. 1 October 1985.

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