The Full Strawberry Moon on June 21 is powerful and lovely. It’s called the Strawberry Moon because it’s the time of the year when berries ripen, flowers bloom, and life feels sweet.

The Native Americans tell a story about the Strawberry Moon.

Long ago, the first Man and First Woman had their first fight and decided to part. First Woman journeyed far away from the Man. The Man soon missed her and wanted her back at his side. He prayed to the Great Spirit, and the Sun answered him by sharing an image of Woman on her path. First Man began to follow her tracks, but he was far behind.

The Sun helped him to find First Woman. The Sun made strawberries grow around her–and she stopped to pick them She was pleased by their taste and sat down to pick more. As she tasted their sweetness, she forgot her anger. When First Man found her, she shared strawberries with him. As they ate, First Man and Woman remembered the sweetness of their love—and never parted again. It’s how strawberries became a symbol for love in Native American culture.

Many positive aspects continue with this moon, including the desire to achieve, put ideas into form, and resolutely create the fabric of our dreams. Aspects with Neptune (illusion, mysticism) may temporarily cloud our vision, but many positive energies give a push in the right direction.

With Sun (life) in Cancer and Moon (emotion) in Capricorn, there are opposing forces with energy moving in many directions. Cancer is a water sign, ruling family, emotions, and the sea. Capricorn is an earth sign that stirs ambition in the outer world. The Sun focuses on home and feelings; the moon speaks of expansion and success in the outer world.

Sun conjunct Mercury (thought, communications) heightens intelligence and the ability to communicate. Sun conjunct Venus (love, relationships) brings optimism and happiness in relationships. Moon opposition Mercury (thought, communications) indicates that emotion may override logical thought—or lack clarity. Moon opposition Venus (love, relationships) can cause brief disruption or irritation in relationships. It heightens expectations and the desire for attention and affection. Moon trine Mars (energy, assertion) gives the power to act on inner desires, particularly when accompanied by strong emotions.

Sun and Moon square Neptune (illusion, mysticism), which may cause difficulty with perception of truth. Squares with Neptune tend to cause confusion and indecision, but they increase our ability to perceive and align with beauty and artistic pursuits.

Mercury (thought, communication) in Cancer, a water sign, is emotional. Our thoughts move with strong emotions, sometimes lacking in logic—but they can also reflect love. Mercury conjunct Venus (love, relationships) helps with the expression of love and affection. It aids creativity and the expression of artistic ideas. Mercury conjunct Venus (love, relationships) promotes the intellectual expression of love. Mercury sextile Mars (overall energy, assertion) gives courage and power. Mercury trine Saturn (limitation, karma) helps with sustained, detailed work. It gives a strong, practical focus.

Venus (love, relationships) in Cancer is warm, emotional, and nurturing. It gives magnetism and charm. Venus sextile Mars (assertion, overall energy) gives harmony in male/female relationships and balances the energy between the two aspects of the self. Venus square Neptune (illusion, mysticism) enhances artistic and creative expression. It may cause confusion with perception and identifying the truth with love and relationships.

Mars (assertion, overall energy) in Taurus is stubborn, strong, and determined. It moves slowly and practically in pursuit of ambition. Mars square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) brings challenges and conflicts; it also gives the power to overcome them.

Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Gemini is said to bring good luck and opportunities in abundance. It’s an excellent time for self-discovery. Jupiter trine Pluto (subconscious, transformation) helps with making big, positive shifts in life, and the power of the two planets can make big changes happen smoothly—and with grace.

Saturn (limitation, karma) in Pisces pertains to the misuse and proper use of energies in the past Age. Saturn sextile Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) aids in understanding the role of our past, present, and possible future. It combines the best qualities of the old and new. It gives the power of innovation, self-discipline, and endurance.

Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus marks a time of change on earth—the weather patterns, the plants, and the environment. Uranus sextile Neptune (illusion, mysticism) represents spiritual awakening and the possibility of finding answers to world problems through higher consciousness. Uranus trine Pluto (subconscious, transformation) is an evolutionary change that can lead us into greater self-understanding. It’s a positive period of releasing karma, and recalibrating life.

Neptune (illusion, mysticism) sits in Pisces, the sign of the fish swimming in two directions. Neptune in Pisces can pull us together through emotion—both high and low. Neptune sextile Pluto (subconscious, transformation) asks for surrendering old points of view and considering life from a new or better perspective. It encourages moving into a higher form of spirituality.

Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Aquarius speaks of the New Age and changes such as AI as well as the possibility of new methodology.

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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