So far this year we’ve celebrated the Pink Moon, the Flower Moon and countless other beautifully-named moons. This time it’s the Strawberry Moon, which is honoured every June.
Just as the Pink Moon didn’t turn pink, the Strawberry Moon isn’t going to turn bright red or cover itself in seeds, so why is it named the way it is?
Why is it called the Strawberry Moon?
June’s full moon is named after the wild strawberries that start to ripen during this month.
In ancient times, it was common to track the seasons by following the behaviour of the moon and the changes in nature. After all, with no clocks and calendars to refer to, nature and the changes in the sky were all people had to go off.
Native American tribes in particular were known for their creative names for the different moons.
Are there any other names for this moon?
This moon is also often referred to as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon. The Rose Moon has European origins, the Hot Moon is believed to refer to the heat at the start of the summer, and the Mead Moon is an Anglo-Saxon name that references the perfect time for mowing the meadows.
What is the Strawberry Moon’s symbolic meaning?
The Strawberry Moon is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. If you’ve been looking for a reason to turn over a new leaf and start again, this is an ideal time as the universe will be right there with you, encouraging you and equipping you with everything you need.
If you’ve been searching for closure in an area of your life, it may finally reveal itself to you during the Strawberry Moon. You’ll feel so much better for it too!