The upcoming Full Moon on June 3rd, 2023 is also known as a Strawberry Moon in North America.

That’s because the strawberry harvest reaches its peak at this time.

We are reminded that Spring is now in full bloom and the hot days of Summer are just around the corner. 

This Moon is also known as a Rose Moon, Honey Moon, Hot Moon, or Planting Moon.

No doubt there are many more names for this moon according to different cultures around the world. 

But whatever you choose to call it, there is a sense of high energy and excitement.

A lightness, a playfulness, and a joy.

A celebration of abundance and growth, of warm weather and happiness. 

This has much to do with the fact that the Full Strawberry Moon falls in the impulsive and optimistic sign of Sagittarius – The Archer. 

It is also the first Full Moon since the chaos and transformation of the Eclipse season during April and May.

We might find that whatever issues were uncovered during the Eclipses are less prominent now, and the intensity has softened. 

This Strawberry Moon brings a lighter energy, perfect for settling into a more effortless flow of ease in our lives. 

Whenever the moon is in Sagittarius, we may feel more expansive, rebellious, and independent.

We may feel like seeking new horizons, breaking down boundaries and limitations, and following whatever feels like freedom to us. 

Sagittarius is an eternal explorer, craving adventure and new possibilities. 

You may find yourself feeling creative and restless, with the urge to get out and about physically, traveling to new places, or taking excursions. 

You want to be sure to keep any call to adventure grounded in reality too.

Don’t do anything too risky at this time, make sure any spontaneous moves are based in reality and any experiences are purposeful and positive. 

The energy of Sagittarius is so delightfully optimistic.

We will feel excited about our path forward, filled with motivation and a desire to reach for new opportunities and experiences. 

Sagittarius is a truth-seeker.

The energy of this sign is all about expansion and action. It wants us to set goals to work towards and stop procrastinating when we feel afraid to move forward. 

If you have been feeling stuck or held back, this Full Moon energy will release that stagnancy and help you to embrace new ideas and information. 

It’s a great time for studying, reading, publishing, writing, teaching, and expanding your knowledge in brand-new directions. 

Sagittarius is also about connecting with our friends and social circle. 

How to use the June Strawberry Moon energy: 

Balance work and fun

Make time for what needs to be done i.e. your work and responsibilities, but be sure to balance those with playtime and fun.

Review where you need to let go of structure and embrace spontaneity. 


Find time to quiet your mind during this Full Moon period.

Meditation is the best way of bringing yourself back to a calm sense of self in the midst of chaotic energy. 

It’s also a wonderful way to practice listening to your inner voice and learning to follow your own authority rather than anybody else’s. 

Detox and purge 

Like every Full Moon, this is an ideal time for detoxing, releasing, purging, completing projects, and letting go of any possessions, habits, or thought processes that are outdated and taking up space in your life.  

If you’re not sure what that means for you, try this quick exercise. 

  • Visualize yourself as you are right now. See yourself objectively in your mind.
  • Now imagine the things that you wish were different about your life. 
  • Can you feel energetically what needs to be cleared from your current situation to bring you those changes? 

Rather than seeing yourself as someone who needs to be ‘fixed’ see yourself as already whole, but needing to remove all the layers that just don’t serve you as your highest self. 

This will be entirely unique to you. If you have been putting off certain tasks and procrastinating, maybe you need to get serious about structure and time management. 

Alternatively, you might have been working too hard and crave some time off. 

Maybe you visualize this as a complete overhaul of your diet, lifestyle, and routine.

Or you feel called to throw out some old clothes or downsize certain possessions. 

If you are not clear on what this looks like for you, just brainstorm around any issues that come to mind for letting go in your journal.

It’s so important to always throw out something from your life during a Full Moon –

whether that’s physically letting something go or metaphorically releasing something. 

The reason why this is so good to do on a Full Moon is that the cosmic energy totally and lovingly supports those actions. 

Whatever you decide to let go of during this time will leave you feeling lighter, less burdened, and far more able to move forward on your life path in a higher frequency. 

Believe me, the Universe knows when you make an effort to change or transform and it will always reward you for it. 

Finally, use this Full Moon period as a time to clarify where you are directing your energy. 

Ask yourself questions about your goals and desires, and reflect on what needs to be done to achieve those. 

Use the lovely, positive, and light vibrations of this Strawberry Full Moon to make any needed changes in direction.

Be super honest with yourself about where you place your attention and focus. 

Only you get to choose where you place your energy. 

You can choose to release whatever is holding you back, and make time for deep connection but also fun. 

Sagittarius represents freedom, optimism, forward movement, and everything new and expansive about life. 

With some honest reflection and small adjustments, you can learn to embody those values in your life in everything you do.