The Strawberry Moon is special in more ways than one – its pink shade is mesmerizing and it marks the halfway point of the year. It is the last full moon to peak just before the Summer Solstice – the longest day and shortest night of the year.
Although the Full Moon in June goes by many names – such as Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon – it is most commonly known as the Strawberry Moon. The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to this particular moon. Have you spotted wild strawberries already? A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that there was a patch of wild strawberries growing in front of our house. I’d never seen them before, even though this is our third Summer in this house! Something magical, indeed.
The Strawberry Moon Peak
The Full Strawberry Moon peaks at 4:31 a.m. EST on 17 June. You might be already asleep by then, but because it peaks in the middle of the night, we can partake in rituals leading up to the peak on Sunday 16, as well as rituals all day on Monday 17 June. If you want to cleanse your crystals during Strawberry Moon, click here for a guide.
Feelings associated with the Strawberry Moon
Like every month, the Strawberry Moon is a monthly time of cleansing and renewal. Traditionally this moon is associated with a ripening and fullness of life. It is a good opportunity to review and evaluate your own progress on the many goals manifested throughout the last half year.
Did you stay up to see the Full Strawberry Moon? How did you celebrate it? Let me know in the comments!