Tonight, June 24th, we will experience the so called Strawberry Full Moon. This full moon in Capricorn, which also happens to be a Supermoon, is all about bringing transformation and taking firm action to change your own reality.
WHAT IS A SUPERMOON?
A Supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit. That’s why a Supermoon can make it appear so that the moon is brighter and closer to earth than normal.
Some say this is the last Supermoon of the year 2021, others say this isn’t a real Super Full Moon. Different publications use different ways of determining when a full moon qualifies as a Supermoon. Tonight’s Full Moon is farther from Earth (and smaller in apparent size and brightness) than the previous three full Moons. According to Nasa, the moon will still be large and at one of its closest points to Earth in its elliptical orbit, but further away from our planet than the last three full moons. Hence the confusion as to whether this is a Supermoon or not.
But no matter the actual size of the moon, because it’s still closer to earth than other moons, it also has more energetic pull via magnetism and gravity. The gravitational pull is at its utmost pinnacle, and this causes a much higher than usual tide movement.
A “regular” full moon can already be quite intense, making you more sensitive and emotional. A super moon is energetically known to be even more powerful, intense and strongly felt.
BUT WHAT IS A STRAWBERRY FULL MOON?
Is the moon strawberry red tonight? No, unfortunately the moon will not appear red tonight. The color will most likely be a bit more golden than usual, so it’s still a gorgeous time to go watch the sky. So no, this moon’s nickname has nothing to do with its color.
Each of the year’s 12 full moons have a specific nickname that is derived from Native American, colonial American, or European sources, like the Snow Moon in February (since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month) or Harvest Moon in September (when many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice are ready for gathering).
Tonight’s Supermoon is called Strawberry Moon, thanks to the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered. It represents this time of the year where early fruit ripens and the season of natural abundance is all around us. Other names of this Full Moon are Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon.
FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN
This Full Moon is in the sign of Capricorn opposite the Sun in Cancer. It’s the ultimate Full Moon to have a closer look at your professional goals (Capricorn) as well as your family needs at home (Cancer).
Capricorn is the sign that’s all about structure, dedication for work, responsibility and independency. With little tolerance for procrastination, this is the ideal moment to act from flow and go after your professional goals. Capricorns know how to have a good time.
The Sun in Cancer asks all of us to have a good look at our home. What are the needs of my family? How do I take care of others? It’s all about emotional connectedness with others and nourishing, supporting and protecting them.
With these two – quite polarising signs – in one full moon, you will be guided to maintain a good and healthy balance between both home and your profession. Perhaps you might feel guided to make readjustments here, as you decide which side could use some more attention.
In addition to that, it might also make you want to re-check the way that you take care of yourself (the home of your body, mind and soul). Time to be honest with yourself and ask those tricky questions about balance between your career and self-care. Maybe it’s time for you to give some more attention and love to one of these two.
And can we get a Hallelujah for the fact that there will be no other planets interacting or interfering with this full moon? Jupiter might even give you a nice little energetic boost. Yay for expansion, bliss and joy!
FULL MOON ILLUMINATES YOUR SHADOW SELF
Both a full moon and Supermoon, have the ability to truly illuminate things for you. With your heightened senses and being extra emotional, look for what it is that you are feeling. Look for the reason behind why you are feeling what you’re feeling. That’s where some answers to life’s questions can be found. That’s precisely what this full moon energy is making you see. Things and situations that you no longer serve you, are all being illuminated! So thank you, full moon!
RELEASE WITH A FULL MOON
This intuition-charging full moon might have us all up in our feelings as we address topics regarding our boundaries, intimacy and security. Above all else, this moon will challenge us to release fear, control, obsession and trauma in order to transform.
There is a reason why full moons are a time for release. Astronomically, when the moon and the sun are exactly opposite of one another, the moon’s glow is most visible, lighting the earth at maximum potential. Just as the moon’s light physically lights up the world, metaphysical astrologers see full moons as a time for illumination and revelation. With a full moon, all of these energies will be brought to the surface. This is happening for you, it’s guiding you or showing you the things that can be transmuted into a higher version, more positive one. If only you allow for it, by actually facing it.
The full moon will empower us to do just that! Scorpio energy is all about achieving emotional security, whereas Taurus energy is all about physical security and requires digging deep. A perfect time to take a good look at your current reality and see where you’re headed.
What fears, obsessions or controls can you release? What can you do to help create the emotional security you seek? What traumas do you need to heal from in order to truly transform? What thought processes could you release, to make space for better experiences to enter into your life?
Truly maximize the energy of this full moon by digging deep into those shadow parts of yourself. Be mindful during the day and night, to see what parts of yourself you might even judge or dislike. Perhaps even do some Ho’oponopono around these parts of yourself, so that you can truly step into a place of self-love during this magical time.
MORE MOON MAGIC?
FULL MOON JOURNALING
Why not use this potent full moon energy with a gorgeous full moon journaling ritual that helps you release that which no longer serves you?
Journaling is an excellent way to release emotions and thought processes that no longer serve you. It helps you strengthen you sense of self and builds self-trust. Journaling is also a very powerful way to act as your own counsellor, as it let’s you see your behavioural patterns. And aside from that, It’s the perfect way to soothe troubled emotions.
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FULL MOON RITUAL
Want to take your full moon practice a step further? Maybe it’s time for a gorgeous Full Moon Ritual for yourself.
Whether you feel drawn to a guided Full Moon meditation, or a little fire ceremony during which you release things & situations (thus energies) that no longer serve you… I’v got you covered!