Maximize Your Lunar Magic: Strawberry Full Moon Spread


Welcome to our special event celebrating the enchanting Strawberry Moon, which graces our skies on June 21st. This celestial event coincides with the first day of the Cancer astrological sign, marking a time of heightened emotions and intuition. Tonight, we delve into the mysteries of the night sky and the stars beyond as we present a special reading that explores the unique alignment of the cosmos. Join us as we journey through the influences of the Strawberry Moon and the nurturing energy of Cancer, offering insights and guidance during this magical time.

The term “Strawberry Moon” refers to the full moon that occurs in June. This name originated from the Algonquin tribes of North America, who used it to mark the time of year when strawberries were ripe and ready for harvesting. Each month’s full moon has its own traditional name, often tied to natural events or agricultural activities, and in June the wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to June’s Full Moon. Other names for this Full Moon are Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon.

Interesting facts about strawberry moon

The Strawberry Moon typically occurs in June – it signals the transition from spring to summer

However, the exact date varies each year. It marks the last full moon of spring or the first full moon of summer, depending on when it falls in the month – around every 20 years, the Strawberry Moon coincides with the summer solstice, which is either on June 20, 21, or 22. This year, in 2024 the strawberry moon will arrive at 9:10 p.m. June 21, 2024, though observers will get a better view after moonrise, which is expected 5 minutes later. This celestial event also coincides with the first day of the Cancer astrological sign, known for heightened emotions and intuition.

This year’s full moon is particularly unique, as it will occur on the summer solstice for the first time since 1985, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

For many, the Strawberry Moon signals the transition from spring to summer, marking the beginning of warmer weather and longer days. It is a time for festivals, celebrations, and agricultural activities related to the summer season.

The name “Strawberry Moon” comes from Native American traditions

June’s Full Moon is named after the wild strawberries that ripen this month and could be gathered by the Native American tribes. Other native names are Berries Ripen Moon, Green Corn Moon, and Hot Moon. For example, in Europe, it is sometimes called the Rose Moon or the Honey Moon.

The Celtic names are Horse Moon, Dyan Moon, and Rose Moon. Other English names are Flower Moon and Planting Moon. Other sources quote Mead Moon as the Anglo-Saxon name because this was the time for mowing the meads, or meadows.

Is Strawberry Moon Reddish?

Like any full moon, the Strawberry Moon appears fully illuminated when the Earth is positioned directly between the Sun and the Moon. Its appearance can vary depending on atmospheric conditions, and it may have a slightly reddish or amber hue when it rises or sets, though not as dramatic as the Harvest Moon or Blood Moon.

Today, the Strawberry Moon is often celebrated with moonlit walks, strawberry-themed events, and stargazing activities. It remains a popular event for photographers and astronomy enthusiasts who enjoy capturing its beauty.

A tarot spread for the Strawberry Moon

Creating a tarot spread for the Strawberry Moon can be a wonderful way to harness the energies of this special time of year. This spread will focus on themes of growth, abundance, and transition, reflecting the essence of the Strawberry Moon.

First, prepare your space. Find a quiet, comfortable space where you can focus. You might want to set the scene with candles, crystals, or anything that helps you feel connected to the lunar energy. Before you begin, take a moment to think about what you hope to gain from this reading. Setting an intention can help guide your energy and focus. Shuffle your tarot deck while thinking about the spread and your intention. Draw one card for each position in the spread. Lay out the cards in the order of the spread. Take your time to reflect on each card and its position. Write down your thoughts and insights in a journal for further contemplation. Use the insights gained from the reading to make plans or set goals that align with the themes of growth and abundance.

Here’s a seven-card spread designed for introspection and guidance during Strawberry Full Moon:

1. Seed of Intention
What intention should I set under the Strawberry Moon?

2. Current Growth
What area of my life is currently experiencing growth?

3. Fruit of Effort
What rewards are coming to fruition due to my efforts?

4. Nourishment Needed
What area of my life needs more attention and care?

5. Obstacles to Overcome
What challenges must I address to continue growing?

6. Harvest Potential
What potential outcomes should I be aware of?

7. Message from the Moon
What guidance does the Strawberry Moon offer me?