June’s Strawberry Moon

In ancient times, different groups of people used seasonal terms to name celestial happenings. June’s full moon, the Strawberry Moon, was named after delicious wild strawberries. Algonquin and European people applied this name to the last full moon of Spring or the first full moon of Summer, to indicate the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that were soon to be gathered.

The Tlingit and Cree named June’s moon the Egg Laying Moon and the Birth Moon. They recognized this month as a time of new life in many aspects of Nature. While eggs hatch and animals are birthed, life reaches its peak of perfection. Grasses turn a deep shade of green, waters flow with abundance, early fruits ripen, and the sun’s rays bring a playful, joyful spirit to all who inhabit our planet.

Each month, the moon reaches its peak brightness on the night of the full moon. The Strawberry Moon, 2024’s first full moon of summer, will reach peak illumination on Friday, June 21 at 9:08 pm EST. This full moon will take on a warm, golden hue. As the lowest full moon of the year, it will appear very large in the sky. The full Strawberry Moon comes just one day after the summer solstice.

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On Friday, June 21 at 9:00 pm EST, stand in the meditative posture, The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth for as long as you are able. Challenge yourself to quiet your mind and open your Heart as you connect with the Universal energy within and around you.

Try This Recipe!

In the spirit of the Strawberry Moon, try this fun recipe!

Strawberry Mango Salsa
2 mangoes, chopped
1/2 pint strawberries, chopped
1/4 red onion, diced
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and season to taste.
Place atop grilled fish or try it inside a fish taco.

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