What is the Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius, exactly?
Time to cover some moon basics: In astronomy, the moon moves through different phases. When it’s in a full moon phase, it looks like a big, round ball in the sky. On the flipside, a lunar eclipse is what happens when the earth’s shadow blocks the sun, according to Space.com.
The strawberry part isn’t from astronomy, but it has some cool history: The Native Americans of North America used to name all the different full moons, and often tied those names to what was happening around them at the time. This particular full moon is called a Full Strawberry Moon because it signalled to the Algonquin tribes in eastern North America that it was time to gather wild strawberries, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Slight bummer: It doesn’t mean strawberries will shoot out of the moon or anything, but a girl can dream.
How will the Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius and lunar eclipse affect your zodiac sign?
This is kind of a BFD because it’s the first lunar eclipse of the year. In general, lunar eclipses signal a time to take a step back and reflect, Page says. This particular full moon-slash-lunar eclipse will make you take a beat to think about what you don’t know and wonder what you need to know.
That can seep into all areas of your life, whether you decide to take a course to learn more about how to make the perfect meatball or look into some extra work training to help catapult you to the next level of your career. On the relationship front, this could spark some serious convos with your partner about what you both can do to make sure you’re even more of a unit.
At the same time, Mars, the planet of action, comes into the mix to create a little tension. You may struggle to try to figure out the best way to learn something new, or what you should prioritise learning first.
There’s also a restless energy. You want to be with friends, or you want to travel, or you just wanna go out for a beer, but life isn’t exactly making it easy these days—and that can feel frustrating AF. Hang in there.
The Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius will impact all zodiac signs, but Gemini and Sagittarius will feel it the most, Page says.
How will the Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius impact your future?
Despite the fact that there’s a lil' tension with this full moon, it can really lead to some good stuff down the road. You’ll push yourself to learn more and do some self-improvement which, tbh, everyone could use these days.
Oh, and those honest chats you have with your S.O. now can help bring you two closer in the long run, even if it means having to work through some stuff first.
That restlessness you feel right now? It may just be what you need to think outside the box a bit more about meeting up with friends. Maybe you’ll start doing some socially-distanced driveway meetups, or start up another round of Zoom happy hours. Whatever it is, you’ll do your best to break the quarantine fatigue and focus on what you can change vs. what you’re missing out on.
When’s the next full moon?
The next full moon is on July 5, 2020 in the sign of Capricorn. During this full moon, you’ll have a serious urge to feel useful, whether it’s to friends, family, or the world.
For now, enjoy learning more. It’ll help you do some serious good—for yourself and the world—down the road.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.