===>Join me live in the Yoga Goddess Facebook Sacred Circle to meditate under the Strawberry Solstice Moon Monday, June 21 at 4:45pm EST / 1:45pm PST / 9:45pm UK
The June moon was named by Algonquin tribes because it coincides with the time of wild strawberry picking: think of the harvest of something luscious and juicy.
Here are some sweet facts about strawberries to get you feeling juicy for the full moon:
- According to legend, if you break a double strawberry in half, you’ll fall in love with the person you share it with.
- The strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, thanks to its heart shape and red colour.
- First Nations tribes used strawberries medicinally, especially as women’s medicine to clear toxins and support fertility and child-rearing.
Solstice, in turn, marks the longest day and the shortest night of the year, when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and the moon at its closest distance to the earth.
Solstice is the marriage of light and dark, sun and moon — and, because the sun is an ancient symbol of the masculine and the moon of the feminine — male and female.
Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate light, inner fire, and our own power to nourish and sustain.
Combine that with the delicious harvest of not just strawberries but many wild herbs and early vegetables, and in Goddess Juno’s month we have a beautiful fertile energy that we can channel for our own juicy harvest.
Some ideas for honouring Solstice, Juno, and the Full Strawberry Moon:
- Build a bonfire in celebration of light and fire. Bonus points for drumming and dancing!
- Create a personal altar with candles, summer flowers, and strawberries.
- Meditate on your inner light and on the fruit you most desire to reap in your life, whether that’s a creative venture, a relationship, or a baby.
- Celebrate the marriage of sun & moon/male & female with a little male-female union of your own.
- Get up early to witness the rising of the sun on the day of its longest sojourn in our skies. Go out into nature to do this if you can.
As June draws to a close, may the light of the Summer Solstice inspire your own brightness and nourish the growth of all you wish to bring to fruition this summer.
Will you join me to celebrate under the Strawberry Solstice Moon?