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Strawberry Moon brings the first succulent berries of the year, and teaches us peace and reconciliation.
It’s the sixth teaching from Grandmother Moon in Anishinaabe tradition that views the moon as a living
relation who makes 13 appearances throughout the year as she watches over Mother Earth’s children
and lights their paths with her gentle wisdom.
In June, strawberries are the focus of annual feasts in which people offer each other berries to eat, and
symbolically resolve any differences they may have had during the winter. Often called the “heart
berry,” the strawberry’s runners illustrate how the heart is connected to all parts of the body. The heart
is essential to our spiritual balance, and guides us in making heartfelt decisions that honour all things
and preserve the harmonious interdependence that is critical to life.
Grandmother Moon is always ready to share her loving wisdom, and this captivating coin series with 13
original woodland designs, brings you her life teachings. The Anishinaabe people view every aspect of
nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives. And although variations do exist due to
geography and climate, Grandmother Moon is a central figure, her kind and gentle ways always a
For the Anishnaabe people, Grandmother Moon is ever-present, making 13 appearances throughout the
year as she watches over Mother Earth's children and lights up their paths. Every moon brings a new
teaching that is illustrated in each coin design to foster understanding and respect for all of Earth's
creatures - a stunning work of art with a unique insight into the Anishinaabe way of life.
Algonquin artist Frank Polson has created a captivating image of a full moon filling the sky as it sits low
on the horizon behind a tree that is bursting with the vivid colours of fresh new growth. A cluster of
three strawberries appears on the left, their succulent flesh portrayed in vibrant red. Flowing lines
represent the strawberry’s network of runners, each leading to a new offshoot and the potential for
new fruit. The large black circle beneath the berries represents the universal life force that animates all
things, and the ever-diminishing size of the particles that give them form.
6th issue in this captivating series of original woodland
designs illustrating the 13 teachings from Grandmother
Moon according to Anishinaabe tradition.