The full moon of June, also known as the Strawberry Moon, arrived in the wee hours of Thursday, June 28, at 12:53 a.m. EST. 3 of 5 naked-eye planets joined our satellite in the sky, and the moon made a close pass to Saturn, the ringed planet. The name, can be traced back to the Native American Algonquin tribes. Therefore, by naming the various phases of the moon, they were able to keep track of the seasons and associated changes.
The Strawberry Moon signalled the time was right to harvest ripening wild berries.
Thus, the name.
Now, this moon has proven especially interesting for many people. Specifically, those who believe/practice dream work. Dream work, is aimed at exploring various images and emotions that a dream you have evokes from you. In addition, it does not ‘settle’ on one meaning. This dream work is designed to help you stay alive making it much more tangible, realistic and applicable.
Although meanings can differ from dreamer to dreamer, the strawberry moon is described to elicit remarkable dream work from people. So much so that, it is relatable to the infamous dream of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and his brother Henry.
This prophetic dream was believed to occurred in and around June 1858. Standing in his sisters home, lay a metal coffin (very uncommon for these times), his brother Henry and white flowers laid on top of him with one single crimson blue tied in. When Samuel woke, he believed the dream to be incredibly real. When he woke in fact, he was described to have rushed downstairs expecting to see his brother’s body.
After discovering this was not real, he was relived and life continued.
The Prophetic Dream & the Strawberry Moon
Life continued, until June 13, 1958 the boilers exploded and Henry was blown into the water and died. It was this day, that Samuel had not been working with Henry and instead had moved to a different ship. And, like in his dream, Henry lay in a metal coffin supported by 2 chairs. Additionally, a stranger came to lay a bundle of white flowers upon his chest with one single crimson blue that stood out from the rest.
Was the dream had only weeks earlier prophetic?
Dreamers believe so, and naturally it helps to support the dreamers theory by Albert Bigelow Paine and what these dreams elicit from you. There is some debate around the authenticity of this story with little documented about it. In the end, the story of Mark Twain’s prophetic dream rests entirely on whether or not you individually choose to trust Albert Bigelow Paine.
It is this strawberry moon that is known to trigger many empaths.
Is this something you are experiencing?
The June Strawberry Moon happened in Capricorn
Described as the hard-working sign of the zodiac. We’ll all be veiled with Capricorn’s determined energy as the full moon rises in this sign the story goes. Which we’ll need, because instead of the universe tossing us a bone, it’ll be tossing us some challenges. So, take a few deep breathes, up your meditation, take out your journal and embrace the spiritual significance shining down.
As mentioned above, this time can be triggering. Are you finding this to be true? Is there a dark side of your moon that is living out in your recent dreams?
I would love to hear from you on this — either in the comments or please feel free to email me. I believe, we can learn so much from this authenticity and experience from dreamers, to livers.
Here is a full list of the named full moons this year:
- January 31 – Wolf Moon
- March 31 – Worm Moon
- April 29 – Pink Moon
- May 29 – Flower Moon
- June 28 – Strawberry Moon
- July 27 – Buck Moon
- August 26 – Sturgeon Moon
- September 24 – Full Corn Moon
- October 24 – Hunter’s Moon
- November 23 – Beaver’s Moon
- December 22 – Cold Moon