Bohemian Magic Studios Presents
Strawberry Picking for the Strawberry Full Moon
Hello Magickal Beings!
I hope you are having a lovely June so far! I’ve been feeling SUPER fiery and bursting with creative energy as of lately, so I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate those feelings and put them back into my work. This includes video projects and fun things surrounding the seasonal cycles including the sabbats of the wheel of the year, and the esbats which are more based around the cycles of the moon.
Most of you may know that the full moon that had just passed this past weekend, was the Strawberry Moon.
According to Almanac.com:
“June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit. It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe and the Honey Moon. This June, the Moon is officially full the morning of Friday, June 9, so the Moon will still appear full the day prior and after the peak.”
Did you know that this Mini (or Apogee) Moon occurs only once every year in June, when the Moon’s orbit takes it further away from Earth. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Mega (or Perigee) Moon.
So how are YOU celebrating this beautiful Strawberry Moon? I celebrated by going Strawberry picking with my fiancé.
In this video, we visit the Strawberry patches of Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. They had everything from farm animals, to live music, hayrides, a farmer’s market, wine tasting, and a little country store with farm fresh baked goods and preserves. Of course I couldn’t help myself and picked up a bottle of “Summer Solstice” wine. I definitely plan on cracking that open on June 21 (Litha aka Summer Solstice or Midsummer).
Also, it might be a great idea for those creating a Litha or Midsummer altar, to leave a little strawberry juice for the fae, as they LOVE sweet nectars and magickal elixirs!
Have you ever picked your own strawberries? I’d love to hear about it! Tell me all about your experience in the comments!
For more information on the Strawberry Moon, please check out this almanac!
Are you in New Jersey? Visit Alstede Farms in Chester!
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930
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Justina is the creative force behind Bohemian Magic Studios. She is inspired by bright colors, nature, books, and movies. She loves cooking, arts n crafts projects, essential oils, reading the tarot and talking about astrology!