The Strawberry Moon in fire-sign Sagittarius is a time gather and harvest things you've planted (literally or metaphorically) earlier this spring. So, what does the 2017 Strawberry Moon mean for your sign? The Strawberry Moon is a time of transformation as you continue transforming (or ripening). What's more is that the Strawberry Moon coincides with the end of Jupiter Retrograde, a four-month period of expansion and growth. After June 9 you should be able to begin to implement any changes you've decided to make during the retrograde period.
This full moon does not resemble a strawberry; the Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes took it as a sign to gather ripening fruit, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Astrologically, you can interpret this as growing into your best self as you heal from old wounds. Additionally, Astrology King explained that the full moon has a direct relationship to the previous new moon.
"Your May 25 new moon goals can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time," Astrology King advised. "You can make emotional adjustments in response to those new goals. The full moon effect lasts for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the June 23 new moon."
Here's how the last full moon of spring, the Strawberry Moon, will affect you. Buckle up — this one will be an intense experience for many of you. Because the full moon affects each sign differently, you may want to see how it's going to affect your friends and family too. This could help you understand their motivations during the full moon, and help you steer clear of any potential dust ups.
The 2017 Strawberry Moon is in fellow fire sign Sagittarius, which for Aries signals a time of completion. "You can settle legal issues, come home if abroad, finalize travel plans, complete a course of study, finish teaching something, complete a writing project, or stand up for something you believe in strongly," Dark Pixie Astrology noted.
Generally, this is a positive emotional time for Aries, and Darkstar Astrology predicted this as a good time for traveling abroad. You can feel good about finishing up projects, so reward yourself, and take that trip!
The Strawberry Moon will be an intense time for Taurus. You could find your senses heightened and feel obsessive over certain foods, songs, relationships, and more, according to Darkstar Astrology. For all intents and purposes, Taurus will feel extreme emotions.
"You may feel a stronger connection to your emotions, and you can dig deeper inside of yourself to tackle a difficult issue that needs to be let go of," Dark Pixie Astrology advised. "You may have a hard time controlling yourself emotionally, or you may control yourself too much. Try to find a way to lighten your mood."
The Strawberry Moon coincides with Gemini's birthday, which can intensify personal and business relationships for this twin sign. Depending on the state of these relationships, this could manifest in positive or negative ways for Gemini.
"In a good marriage, the connection could feel extra warm, loving and romantic," Darkstar Astrology noted. "It’s not one sided either with both partners wanting to show their commitment and how much they care. In a business partnership, things could get competitive, but in a good creative way with both sides spurring each other toward greater excellence. On the other hand, bad partnerships will show up show up flaws very sharply."
However, things are rarely all good or all bad, so for Gemini this is a time to strike a balance and reign in those dual personalities.
For Cancer the Strawberry Moon is a time to abandon things that don't ignite your passions, and to make positive changes to your daily routine. "You may want to take a lot of work on to distract you from worry, but you may take on too much which can make you stressed out, so try to avoid that," Dark Pixie Astrology advised.
Additionally, Cancer should be careful to make positive changes instead of simply swapping one bad habit for another. "The glare of the Full Moon will show up grime that has built up in your life and foot prints of any toxic rodents," Darkstar Astrology noted. "It is a time for purging and releasing. This means weeding out parts of your work time table that are not profitable or cutting time spent with people who are draining you. Playing the martyr will only show up as health problems."
Basically Cancer is tasked with being honest with themselves, and choosing their path forward accordingly.
Fire sign Leo will have an idyllic Strawberry Moon experience and begin to appreciate the small things in life. "This [is] also an incredibly soft-focused, right-brained, feminine energy," Darkstar Astrology advised. "You will feel more drawn to women, whether you are male or female. You will want to spend time in pretty places, and gaze at colors and items that are easy on the eye. The absolutely worst place to be would be at this full moon for you would be on a loud, clanking building site surrounded by sweaty, obtuse males."
Dark Pixie Astrology predicted the Strawberry Moon to be a creative time for Leo as well. Invest in a new hobby, paint, write, sign, dance, and surround yourself with people and things that you love.
For Virgo, the 2017 Strawberry Moon is a time to strengthen yourself internally, and Dark Pixie Astrology advised Virgo not to be afraid to reach out to family and friends for extra support. Additionally, Darkstar Astrology advised Virgo to steer clear of emotional triggers during the full moon. It's OK to stay in your comfortable, safe place during this time.
"Keep away from anyone that presses your infantile buttons and brats in general, as things could turn very ugly, very quickly. Avoid trolling type internet activity also, as you will seem to attract comments that echo your parents' worst criticisms of you."
Balance-seeking Libra will have an easier time expressing emotions during the Strawberry Moon. "You can finish short-term plans, sort through your ideas, or work on trying to say something that needs to be said," advised Dark Pixie Astrology. "It can be easier to express yourself now, and to understand what other people mean."
While you might feel ready to express yourself, it might be hard for others to hear you during this time, and Libra will have little patience for mindless small talk. What's more, if you're already an empath, this can feel like an extra burden during the full moon. "The full moon opens you up to feeling great empathy with everyone you encounter," Darkstar Astrology noted. "This can feel too much at times as random people spill their heart out to you from every corner, including total strangers."
Scorpio might feel like building a cocoon during the Strawberry Moon, and that's OK. We all need down time. "You may become sentimentally attached to objects or your own possessions," Darkstar Astrology noted. "You might build a fortress of your stuff around you in order to feel secure."
Scorpio, use this full moon to focus on yourself, which should be quite easy from inside your homemade fort. "[You might] feel more sensitive to what other people think, so if you feel insecure, try to focus more on yourself," Dark Pixie Astrology advised. "You can be calmer with this full moon, and not feel the need to rock the boat too much."
Sagittarius, the Strawberry Moon is in your sign, and this can be a time to reap rewards if you've planted positive seeds. If you haven't been your best self the full moon can throw up roadblocks and setbacks. "You can be rewarded for hard and smart work and responsibility and passion, or experience setbacks and delays with recklessness, irresponsibility, or not having your heart in something," advised Dark Pixie Astrology. "Your emotions can be stronger as well, and you can be more open with them."
Additionally, Darkstar Astrology noted that all objectively is out the window for Sagittarius during the Strawberry Moon. "A full moon in your sign won’t let you be objective, no matter how much you try. Detachment is pretty much impossible and you will empathize with every man and his dog, (or even plants for those extra sensitives)."
The Strawberry Moon is a time for Capricorn to delve into the subconscious. "You can settle issues from the past, let go of something that’s been holding you back, become aware of a secret or something hidden, or work on a subconscious issue, desire, or motivation that you’ve needed to gain understanding with," Dark Pixie Astrology advised. "Your intuition can be strong with this full moon, so listen to it, and give yourself time for extra rest as you may be more easily drained. Your dreams can also be strong, though you may also experience insomnia if stressed."
Additionally, Darkstar Astrology noted that all of this introspection can be draining, and it's important for Capricorn to practice self care during the Strawberry Moon. "During this period you will feeling extra sensitive to criticism and more insecure than ever, so the further you are away from abrasive people the better. Why put your open wounds out there just for people to rub gritty, salty sand over them. Ouch! No you absolutely don’t have to do that. Instead work on healing those very wounds in private, in the sanctuary of your home."
While many signs will be busy looking within during the Strawberry Moon, Aquarius will feel drawn to friends. "It’s a time when you feel like confiding your innermost dreams and fears to your best pal and they will be very receptive towards hearing them," Darkstar Astrology advised.
"You should experience support and protective nurturing from your closest friends at this time which makes you really appreciative of your little clan. You will want to spend time with like-minded souls around the time of the Full Moon. It would be good idea to arrange a get-together well in advance so nobody misses out on on your ‘coven’ making its social magic."
Dark Pixie Astrology noted that the Strawberry Moon may allow Aquarius to feel more invested in the future.
For Pisces the Strawberry Moon can be a time for rewards. People will be drawn to Pisces. "You know just what the people need, so that they will lap up everything you put on their table," Darkstar Astrology noted. "Business should go exceedingly well then during the whole of this month, peaking at the full moon itself. The only negative thing could be that your private thoughts and emotions have a tendency to spill out involuntarily into the public arena also. That includes social media too, so watch those tweets!"
Additionally, during the full moon, Pisces might experience praise, promotions, and more for hard work. "You can be rewarded for hard and smart work, responsibility, and passion with your goals, and make progress or experience success," advised Dark Pixie Astrology. "If you experience a setback or delay, you may need to make adjustments or see what needs to change."