While not everyone will believe in their significance, the phases of the moon have long been a deep source for thought and interpretation in astrology. New and Full Moons are especially important, as the Full Moon is considered the time of “the harvest,” where the energy and lessons implemented during the New Moon reach their full potential before waning and fading to prepare for a new cycle.
Each month features a certain type of Full Moon; June’s moon is the Strawberry Full Moon. Though it has a special name, it does not belong to the category of unique Full Moons that you may recognize, like the Blue Moon (a second Full Moon in a calendar month that occurs once every two and a half years), Supermoon (when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth), or the Blood Moon (happens during a total lunar eclipse). The Strawberry Moon was actually named by Northeastern Native Americans, who used the moon as an indicator that the wild strawberries they grew were ripe enough to be picked. It’s also referred to as the Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon across Europe.
This year’s Strawberry Moon takes place in Sagittarius, which means we should examine our beliefs and where we want to “travel” on our personal journey. While it’s a time for openness and curiosity, you can also expect to feel instilled with energy that makes you feel focused, optimistic, and secure as you pursue your goals.
These specific aspects will be felt by each sign, but the Strawberry Moon will also affect the signs independently. Here’s what you can expect during the Strawberry Moon for your sign.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
For Aries, this full moon will bring success at work, as well as a renewed drive for spirituality. You may feel the need to attend a spiritual gathering. This is the moon’s way of telling you to reconnect with the universe. Stay focused on your work, and don’t be afraid to seek help from those around you.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
With this full moon, Taurus is in a great position to achieve financial goals. You should channel your motivation into pursuing a new position or raise, even if the opportunity isn’t exactly what you had in mind. Your pockets will appreciate it.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
For Gemini, this full moon will have a significant impact on personal relationships. Emotions may run high, and there may also be opportunities for new connections. Try to stay grounded and focused on what’s important to you in regards to your relationships.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancer should take the time to focus on self-care during this full moon. The motivation and focus provided by the Strawberry Moon will allow you to stick to a new workout, improve your sleep, or eat healthier. You should also focus on your spiritual growth, and be open to messages from movies or books you come across.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
This full moon brings out Leo’s playful side, with the focus being on fun and friends. Make sure you get your necessary work done before enjoying vacation time with friends and family. Any negativity at this time may manifest itself in your dreams, but try not to look too much into it.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Virgo can expect success in their careers during this time. If you feel the urge to move up the ladder, don’t ignore it. Now is the time to do everything necessary to achieve your professional goals, even if you don’t love the process. Use the motivation and drive that comes with this full moon to your advantage.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Occasionally non-committal Libra may feel the urge to settle down during this full moon, whether it’s in a job or a relationship. Remember not to rush into things, and like Gemini, you may need to focus on keeping yourself grounded.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Scorpio, like Taurus, can expect financial growth this month, so be open to whatever income may come your way. Try using the full moon’s energy to help you resist the urge to spend it all in one place.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
With the full moon in your sign, you can expect success in all aspects of your life – professional and personal. You may also feel the need to travel and pursue new knowledge. You should follow this intuition because it will be fruitful for you.
Capricorn: (December 22nd – January 19th)
This Strawberry Moon will leave stern Capricorn feeling as adventurous as their preceding sign this month. Although it’s great to indulge this side, try not to go overboard. Use the motivating strength of this full moon to avoid getting distracted.
Aquarius: (January 20th – February 18th)
Aquarius will feel a strong desire to create this month. Try channeling this energy into forging new friendships; you’ll be able to nourish your creative side while keeping your social life active.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Pisces can expect to make waves in their career during this full moon. You may receive the opportunity to take on a leadership role. Don’t be afraid to rely on others for support, and use this full moon’s energy to make advancements while you can.