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Monday, June 20, 2016

STRAWBERRY MOON & THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

The Moons of the various months have been given many names in differing cultures.  

All with some supernatural significance. 

The Strawberry Moon comes from Native Americans, and the short season of the strawberry harvest. 

 We’re about to see an astrological phenomenon that hasn’t happened since 1967

the joining of the Strawberry Moon and the summer solstice.

Shades of the Age of Aquarius!  

We won't see this again until 2062!

This moon will be visible while the dying light of the day is still illuminating the world.

 The full moon will be hanging low the entire time. Around 8:00pm ET, it rose fully.

 It was dubbed “Strawberry Moon” by the Algonquins Native Americans 

because they knew that when this moon rose,

 it would finally be time to gather ripened fruit. Like strawberries!

 In Europe, the moon is also called the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

 Did you know?

 On June 21 (the day after a Strawberry Moon), we’ll probably be swept up in a large storm.

 It may work out for the best, though, because according to folklore, 

crabbing and shrimping are best during this time, too. 

Shellfish and strawberries anyone?

Oh, and though it is called the Strawberry Moon

it glows golden like the sun.  Cool, huh? 


10 comments:

  1. I've heard about the strawberry moon the last couple of days but not why it has that name. Thanks for the lovely explanation.

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    1. I thought my friends, like you, might like to know more of what folks have been talking about so much lately. :-)

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  2. Hi Roland - moon ... what moon ... we've had torrential rain (not like New Orleans) ... driving winds and then lots of low misty cloud - no moon in sight! Nor sun! Do they exist ... the strawbugs won't like the wet ...

    Still it will be wonderful having fresh strawberries for a while ... cheers Hilary

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    1. You're having Louisiana kind of weather obviously! May you move this Friday go well and smoothly!

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  3. I missed it last night. I wonder if it will still be red tonight?

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    1. Actually, it glows golden like the sun which is why it is called the Honey Moon in Europe. The Strawberry name comes from the harvesting of the fruit during this season by the Native Americans.

      Indians dislike the term Native American by the way. They do not think of themselves as Americans but as the specific tribe to which they belong.

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  4. This should be fun to experience.

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    1. It was fun looking at it last night, knowing it a once-in-a-lifetime moon. :-)

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  5. We would have loved to see the moon through a telescope, a good one.

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    1. Me, too. Mine was destroyed by my home burning to the ground. All I could do was view by my naked eye. :-(

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