Celebrating The June Strawberry Moon
The June full moon marked the beginning of the strawberry harvest for the Algonquin tribes of North America, hence its nickname, “strawberry moon.”
If you live in North America, it’s definitely time to pick some juicy, ripe strawberries.
Unless you’re allergic to strawberries, your mouth is probably watering by now.
Other names by North American tribes are The Planting Moon and the Green Corn Moon, while the Celts referred to it as the Mead, Horse or Rose Moon.
Sometimes it’s also called the Honey Moon because the Sun gets super high so this Moon must be super-low. This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year, and the combination typically makes it amber colored. This is the true Honey Moon.
In the Southern Hemisphere, it is primarily known as the “Long Night Moon.” They’re celebrating the return of the sun and longer days, while we are preparing for the harvest already and begin with strawberries!
Here are some fun things you can do to celebrate the Strawberry Moon:
- Light some strawberry candles or incense every night starting the week before.
- Enjoy a Strawberry Mojito with some friends!
- Make some homemade Moon Pies– just substitute strawberry flavoring instead of vanilla in the filling.
- Of course there is Strawberry Shortcake to always fall back on!
If strawberries aren’t your thing, you can always enjoy rose candles and rose petals or try some different flavors of honey- which can be very healing (Manuka or Dandelion are great healers!)
I hope you enjoy this light-hearted moon and please leave me a comment if you tried any of the recipes or have any other ideas to enjoy this moon!