We're thinking pink thanks to the strawberry moon, meaning the next celestial phase in our calendar is going to be particularly eye-catching.
Though this month's full moon seems to get plenty of attention for its blush hue, it's important to remember that the June lunation is not solely about looks.
"It brings an uplifting, hopeful energy," says astrologer Noush with Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab). "It’s a really curious and adventurous energy. What we can expect is an almost childlike wonder to fill in spaces where there was a bit of heaviness."
If you're ready to learn more, kick back with a piece of rhubarb pie—perhaps a few crystals, too—and allow us to fill you in.
Strawberry moon meaning
"The lessons or energy to take away from this particular full moon in Sagittarius is that it's really calling us to think about where we can spark new opportunities, new shifts, new beliefs into our lives to challenge ourselves and take on a higher perspective and broader point of view," Noush says.
With Jupiter in Aries, a courageous sign, we'll be asked to look at the past six months of our lives and reassess our values and look to ways to live more authentically.
For the astronomy fans among us, Farmers' Almanac states that the names for each full moon can be credited to Native Americans, who created unique monikers for the full moon in order to keep track of the seasons.
Strawberry moon 2022: the basics
- When: June 14, 2022
Mark your cosmic calendars—which you can find on our list of cute gifts astrology fans love—and prepare to encounter the full moon on Tuesday.
"We can best prepare for this impending strawberry moon by courageously considering the adventures we have had over the last six months, and how such adventures have shaped our worldview," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "It can also set the stage for probability throughout the summer, particularly with reforming our belief systems according to what we think or know to be true."
As we're halfway through the year, and full moons are seen as a culmination, you'll want to pay extra attention to those world views and how they shape you moving forward.
"Since the lunation sextiles Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, it could help us figure out how we want to work on our structures, sense of authority and karmic duty according to our new and improved worldviews," Simmons adds.
But don't jump on the pink trend and opt for rose-colored glasses. This transit squares Neptune in Pisces, which means we'll have to remember that nothing is ever really what it seems.
Who will feel the effects of the strawberry moon the most?
Now is the time to check your astrological birth chart to see where Sagittarius falls; that'll give you an indication of what areas of your life are about to be affected.
Though we will feel the lunation's power collectively, Simmons notes a few members of the zodiac are more likely to connect with the forthcoming full moon.
"The mutable signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces) will feel the effects of this Strawberry moon the most, especially if they are within 23 degrees," she says. "Aquarius may also resonate with the Strawberry Moon since Luna sextiles Saturn retrograde in Aquarius."
Regardless of your sign, you'll want to approach the event with a positive mentality and stay present.
"Disconnect for a moment from the gravity of your responsibilities and just have fun," Noush encourages us. "Culminate what you’ve been working on over the past six months and just be light and enjoy the energy."
Crystals for the strawberry moon
If you're looking to work with crystals during this full moon—check out our guide to crystals for beginners while you're at it—Noush recommends opting for citrine.
"It is a positive and really optimistic energy," she says of the stone. "It has the power to transmit any negativity or doubt that may have been lingering."
You can carry it with you, sleep with a piece under your pillow, meditate with it or even wear it in the form of jewelry—it's all up to you.
To ensure that your citrine is working to its maximum potential, make sure to have a gander at our expert-backed guide to cleaning crystals.
Why is the strawberry moon important in astrology?
"It's the first full moon in Sagittarius since the eclipses on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis from last year. So, this lunation completes the lunar cycle that began with the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4, 2021," Simmons says. "It’s a pretty big deal because it completes the final chapter of the former eclipse portal."
Although the strawberry moon is significant—and a beaut to boot—there are plenty of other 2022 astrology events to look forward to, especially when it comes to la bella luna.
"If anything, I would say that the new moon in Cancer on June 28 kicks off summer since its new cycle will begin to pan out over summertime whereas the strawberry moon represents more of a culmination," she says.
There's a lot to keep track of this year, so we suggest stocking up on a planner and notebook to ensure all of your events—cosmic or not—are in order. Happy strawberry moon, everyone!
Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system.
An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)