Learn about the Strawberry Moon, June’s Full Moon. Learn about the history, alternative names, correspondences, and how to utilize its energy in your magickal workings.
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What is the Strawberry Moon?
The name Strawberry moon comes from several North American Indigenious peoples, including the Ojibwe, Mahican, Algonquin, and Oneida. This name was given due to the ripening of wild strawberries that occurs during this time of year
Alternative Names for the Strawberry Moon
- River Moon – Catawba
- Moon of Horses – Celtic
- Lotus Moon – Chinese
- Green Corn Moon – Cherokee
- They are Arriving/Plants in Garden are Sprouting Month – Cherokee
- Windy Moon – Choctaw
- Rose Moon – Colonial American
- Moon When June Berries are Ripe – Dakotah Sioux
- Dyan Moon – English Medieval
- Moon of Birthing – Inupiat
- Gardening Moon – Ojibwe
- Flowering Moon – Ojibwe
- Summer Moon – Tunica & Seneca
Strawberry Moon Magickal Workings
Since this full moon is usually very close to the Summer Solstice, we find many of the same themes that we do for Litha. This also gives it a more liminal feel than most of our full moons we experience during the year.
- Curiosity, or seeking new knowledge
- Solar Magick
- Fire Magick
- Working with the Fae
Strawberry Moon Magickal Correspondences
Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink
Crystals: Agate, Topaz, Sunstone
Deities: Isis, Cerridwen, Juno, Persephone, Aphrodite,
Herbs: Strawberry, Rose, Sunflower, Parsley, Skullcap, Mugwort, Foxgloves,
Trees: Oak, Maple
Strawberry Moon Tarot Spread
Further connect to the energies of this Full Moon with this tarot spread!
- What is blocking my hope for the future?
- How can I focus on staying positive?
- How can I continue to serve my best self?
Try it out for yourself! If you want to share you results feel free to comment below, join our discord server, or use the hashtag #feralwoodcoven on social media!
Shadow Work Prompts for the Strawberry Moon
- What is currently lighting your inner fire (what are you passionate about right now) ? What are you doing to continue to stoke these flames?
- What are you looking forward to right now? No matter how great or small. If you can’t think of anything, what is blocking your furture thinking? Why is it affecting you in this way?
More on Moons
Want to learn more about working with the energies of the Moon?
Read all of our moon posts here!
- Thunder Moon – July’s Full Moon
- Sturgeon Moon – August’s Full Moon
- Harvest Moon – September’s Full Moon