February 28, 2024
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The Full Strawberry Moon 2022

The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.

Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!

The Full Moon for June will occur on the 14th at 23 degrees and 25 minutes in the sign of Sagittarius; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 7:52 am.

The Full Strawberry Moon 2022 - chart

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It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest”, when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.

Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; June’s Moon is the Strawberry Moon. Other names for this moon are the Berries Ripen Moon, Green Corn Moon, and Hot Moon.

There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.

The Full Moon this month will be a Supermoon!

Full Moon in Sagittarius – Travel and Expansion

This Full Moon will take place in the 3rd decan (last 10 degrees) of Sagittarius, making it a Sagittarius/Leo Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Jupiter as the ruler for Sagittarius and the Sun as the ruler for Leo. Thus, this Full Moon will be about expanding and sharing our feelings regarding our beliefs and through our interactions with the world around us.

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Since the Moon is in Sagittarius, its energy is joyful and adventurous. This Full Moon is going to require us to connect with the wider world and understand our role in society and as a member of civilization. The intensity of this Full Moon around needing to explore and expand cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about what we believe in (Sagittarius) and we need to share honestly with those around us (Sun).

With this Full Moon at 23d25m the Sabian Symbol is 24 Sagittarius, “Immigrants entering.” Jones says, “This is a symbol of opportunity caught and held through its effective recognition in advance, here dramatized by the creative faith of those who risk their well-being in bringing their skills into pioneer areas of self-expression. The human soul must be a consistent manifestation of its own special genius, and the individual escapes any major impasse in his life when he is able to transplant his roots. Reality is never more sure than when regrasped in a radical reorientation.” The key word is: ENTRANCE.

Where do you need to be an emotional pioneer this month?

The Numbers of This Full Moon

This Full Moon will occur on 06/14/2022, which totals 17, which totals 8. Eight is the number for leadership and power, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to lean into our strength and share it with the world. Since the Full Moon happens on the 14th, which totals 5, we must look to new patterns (5) and new vistas (5) for our leadership, pioneering, and expansion.

The Full Moon in Your Chart

The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).

Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.

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If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.

With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 2nd House of Resources (Moon placement on 06/14/2022) and my 8th House of Partnership (Sun placement between 5/20 and 06/19), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my home life (Sagittarius ruling my 2nd House), and how my closest relationship influences my resources (Gemini ruling my 8th House).

As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding how you feel, understand yourself emotionally, and connect with the people closest to you. What do you need to get out into the world (Sagittarius) in relation to your feelings in order to keep your relationships in healthy communication (Gemini)?