Beautiful Strawberry Moon

by | Jun 3, 2023 | Astrology, Awakening, Energy, Manifestation, Manifesting, Planets, True Self | 0 comments


The Strawberry Full Moon appears on June 3 at 11:42 pm ET. It’s a beautiful moon, marking the time of the first fruits of summer. Every full moon raises the tide of energy, including the current of emotion.

With Sun (life) in Gemini and Moon (emotion) in Sagittarius, there are opposing forces with energy moving in many directions.  Gemini is the sign of the twins; it brings qualities of quick mentality, rapid thought, talkativeness, and short journeys. It also involves communications and relationships with siblings. Both Sagittarius and Gemini involve thought.

The Sagittarius Moon focuses on the importance of emotions and thoughts as they relate to the soul’s journey. Gemini loves pure thought–the quick understanding and compilation of knowledge. The larger image of the full moon mixes philosophical thought, quests, journeys, and rapid thought. Gemini’s representation by the twins symbolizes the interplay between dark/light, happy/sad, and lower/higher mind.

Sun sextile Mars (energy, assertion) gives energy to move through blocks, complete projects or begin new ones, and it enhances physical strength and vitality. Moon (emotion) trine Mars (energy, assertion) helps with self-confidence and assertion in life. Sun square Saturn (limitation, karma) can bring mild feelings of depression, particularly with old issues, but it also gives strength and patience to move through challenges. Moon square Saturn (limitation, karma) places a focus on unresolved emotional issues; however, it can also bring awareness of the need for change and creating new responses to life’s challenges.

Mercury (mind, communications) in Taurus, an earth sign, encourages thoughts and endeavors that make a difference in the material world. Mercury conjuncts Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which provides a connection with the higher mind—and the potential for gestalt thinking, sudden realizations, and brilliance with mental projects.

Venus sits in Cancer, a feminine, nurturing sign. Venus represents pleasure, beauty, and feminine energy. When listening to her voice, it’s easier to move at a graceful speed, take a walk, or watch a lovely summer sunset. In this position, it’s easy to see how listening to the soul brings silence from the lower mind as insights come more often when we are quiet and tranquil.

Venus conjunct Mars (overall energy, assertion) can bring harmony to relationships, particularly with those of the opposite sex. Venus square Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) increases good luck, social activities, and creativity. Venus trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which heightens awareness of beauty and increases sensitivity and creativity. Venus opposition Pluto (underworld, transformation) causes impulsiveness and the tendency to act on lower emotions and thoughts.

Mars (overall energy, assertion) in Leo, a fire sign that rules the heart. Mars in Leo increases passion, desire, and creativity. Mars square Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives a burst of physical energy and the drive to complete or initiate new projects. Mars opposition Pluto (underworld, transformation) (expansion, good fortune) intensifies passion and desire as well as our competitive nature.

Jupiter (good fortune) in Taurus, an earth sign, increases abundance, thriving, and growth. It speaks loudly of the importance of connecting with the earth. Jupiter sextiles Saturn (limitation, karma) marks a time of cautiously pursuing growth through new projects and investments. Jupiter square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) brings tension that can manifest as tremendous inner growth, conflict in the political world, or upheaval in the natural world.

Saturn (limitation) remains in Pisces, a sign that gives connection on the emotional plane. It may involve creating boundaries or learning how to overcome lower mass consciousness. Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus involves the use of technology and how it affects the earth. Uranus trine Pluto (underworld, transformation) aids with evolving in a positive sense, and it helps with gaining a deeper understanding of the self.


  1. With Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius, it’s important to observe our thoughts, choosing positive thoughts over negative ones. Mercury (thought, communication) conjuncts Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which can connect us to the higher mind and spiritual insights. Observe thoughts whenever possible and send light to lower thoughts and feelings.
  2. Several aspects in the chart help with completing projects or beginning new ones; they also help with success and strengthening the will.
  3. Venus (relationships, beauty, love) trine Neptune (mysticism, illusion) helps with seeing and appreciating the beauty of life.
  4. Jupiter (expansion) in Taurus increases abundance and our connection to the earth.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path. If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.


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