June’s Strawberry Moon: Spiritual Meaning and Full Moon Ritual

It’s a great time for spells connected to love and abundance.

June Full Strawberry Moon Spiritual Meaning

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June’s Full Strawberry Moon will take place on June 21, 2024, the day following the Summer Solstice. When it comes to the Strawberry Moon’s spiritual meaning, it’s the time of the year to focus on love, abundance, and prosperity.

If that sounds similar to the Flower Moon, it’s because it is. Some of the themes that were just blooming then are coming into their peak now.

Full Moon spells, rituals, and correspondences for the Strawberry Moon are related to love and prosperity. In June 2024, the Full Moon is in Capricorn, so if there are some practical ways you can move forward on those goals, now is the time to put those ideas into place.

Why Is June’s Full Moon Called the Strawberry Moon?

We call it the Strawberry Moon because it is the name some Indigenous American tribes used to describe the time of the year when strawberries are ripe. Though, sometimes, the Moon itself looks slightly reddish.

June’s Moon may be the last Full Moon for spring, or in the case this year, the first Full Moon of summer. Many of its other names for this Moon are connected to the sense that everything is in flow and is coming to fruition.

June was named after the goddess Juno, the Roman Goddess of marriage and childbirth. And, according to NASA, “The tradition of calling the first month of marriage the “honeymoon” may be tied to this full Moon because of the custom of marrying in June or because the “Honey Moon” is the “sweetest” Moon of the year.” (Though, sometimes, the first full Moon following this would be in July.)

June’s Full Moon is also known as:

  • Gardening Moon (Ojibwe)
  • River Moon (Catawba)
  • Moon of Birthing (Inupiat)
  • Berries Ripen Moon (Haida)
  • Summer Moon (Tunica and Seneca)
  • Egg Laying Moon (Cree)
  • Honey Moon (Medieval Europe)
  • Mead Moon (Medieval Europe)
  • Rose Moon (Europe)
June Strawberry Moon Names

When is the Strawberry Moon in 2024?

The 2024 Strawberry Moon will be at peak fullness on June 21 at 9:07 PM ET and 6:07 PM PT. It will be in the sign of Capricorn.

If you are located in another time zone, it will be full on June 22 at 1:07 UTC. The next Strawberry Moon will be on June 11, 2025 in Sagittarius.

What Is the Strawberry Moon’s Spiritual Meaning?

The spiritual significance of the Strawberry Moon is it’s the time you’ll want to tap into those feelings of fulfillment, love, and abundance. Recognize how much sweetness is in your life and how much you’ve grown this year.

Nature is in full bloom, and it’s a great time to have gratitude for the aspects of your life that are in flow. And, if there areas you’d like to see some improvement around, how you can harness the energy of Capricorn to move towards those in a mature and responsible way.

It’s a great time to indulge as well, though. Let yourself embody the sweet energy Summer has to offer and allow yourself to be in harmony with nature and the world around you. Consider throwing a Summer Solstice feast to honor the longest day of the year and the Full Moon’s energy.

For Celtics (and now Wiccans and some pagans), Litha, celebrated on the Summer Solstice, is the time when the Lord and Lady honor their Divine Union and dance through the fields, inspiring flowers to bloom.

How can you bloom now, too?

The energy of the Strawberry Full Moon is:

  • Marriage or unions
  • Love
  • Abundance
  • Fertility
  • Fulfillment
  • Prosperity
  • Beauty
  • Harmony
June Strawberry Moon Energy

June Correspondences

If you are looking to decorate your altar or create a spell jar for the Full Moon, here are some of the flowers, colors, and deities that correspond with this Moon and the month of May. You may also incorporate them into your Full Moon ritual.

  • Colors: Red, pink, yellow, orange, gold, amber
  • Gods and Goddesses: Hera, Juno, Vesta, Kronos, Mut, Aine, Apollo, Horus, Green Man, Aphrodite, Ishtar
  • Plants: Strawberries, rose, honeysuckle, lavender, orchid, ferns, chamomile, St. John’s wort, mugwort, thyme, verbena
  • Crystals: Emerald, jade, Alexandrite, moonstone, pearl, tourmaline, optical calcite

If you feel called to do so, also consider adding objects that connect to Capricorn, Saturn, or fire elements to your altar. Just remember to never leave a lit candle burning unattended.

June Strawberry Moon Correspondences

What Kind of Magic Should I Do In My Full Moon Ritual?

In 2024, the Strawberry Moon is in Capricorn. Capricorn is an Earth sign connected to the planet of endings and expansion. Full Moons are always a good time for letting go of anything that no longer serves you. If there’s a way you’re getting in your own way when it comes to harmony, love, or abundance, now’s the time to let it go.

The energy of the Summer Solstice and the Strawberry Moon combined make it a good time for earth-based spells and rituals connected to beauty, love magic, fertility, and abundance.

Full Strawberry Moon Magic

You may find it helpful to journal your thoughts as well. Here are some prompts to consider:

Journal Prompts for June’s Full Moon

  1. Are you operating in harmony with those around you?
  2. Where in your life are you feeling fulfilled? Take a moment to journal about your gratitude for this aspect or aspects of your life.
  3. How can you welcome more abundance, joy, or prosperity into your life? How might your actions or beliefs be blocking it?
  4. What area would you like to manifest more prosperity? What are some practical steps you can take towards this?
June Strawberry Moon Journal Prompts

Strawberry Moon Activities

If you’re looking for other ways to honor or celebrate the energy of June’s Strawberry Moon, here are some to consider trying on the 2-3 days surrounding it.

  • Do an abundance spell.
  • Pick strawberries!
  • Make a strawberry dessert or drink.
  • Celebrate your love if you’re in a partnership and/or practice self-love and take yourself on a date.
  • Get into nature and enjoy the Sun.

Simple Full Moon Ritual for the Strawberry Moon

  1. Meditate or take a ritual bath to center and focus your energy on your intention. As the energy is more Earth-based this month, if you can meditate safely outside, you might find it more rewarding.
  2. Cleanse the space using smoke from your preferred cleansing herb. Move the smoke around your altar in a clockwise manner. You may also create a circle using salt, flowers, or herbs. Create the circle in a clockwise fashion.
  3. If you wish to charge Moon water, place water on your altar or where it will be bathed in the Moon’s light. Place any crystals you want to charge on your altar or where they will be under the moonlight.
  4. Light the candles on your altar.
  5. Use the journal prompts above or begin to journal about what you wish to let go of this Full Moon on one page. Write about what you wish to bring in on another. Do not judge yourself, simply let your intuition and higher self guide you. If you feel scattered, take a break to bring your focus back to your breath. Breathe slowly and mindfully, then begin again.
  6. If you feel compelled to do so, you may burn the page containing what you wish to release. Do so in a fireproof bowl.
  7. Stay in the calm, focused energy as long as desire, then thank the Moon, any deities you’ve worked with. In doing so, you will close the circle. If you have created a physical circle, remove it slowly and with intention in a counterclockwise fashion.