According to the Old Farmer’s Alamanc, the full flower moon means increasing fertility, as temperatures become warm enough for animals to bear young. For this reason, it’s sometimes called Mother’s moon. It also signals the near end of late frosts.
May’s full moon coincides with another special astronomical event, when the moon will block Saturnfrom view for an hour. This is known as the occultation of Saturn. Late Tuesday night on the east coast, viewers looking up at the sky will see Saturn disappear behind the nearly full moon.
The name flower moon is sometimes used to describe the full moon of June, but a more popular name for June’s moon is the strawberry moon. This year, the full strawberry moon occurs on June 13.
Full Moon Facts & Folklore
- Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long.
- The full Moon is an ideal time to accept a proposal of marriage.
May Full Moon
Once April's rains and winds have subsided, the sun begins to warm up the earth and we're able to get the gardens planted. Typically, May is the month we begin to sow our crops. Get out in the garden under a Flower Moon and put your hands into the soil. Spring is a time of fertility, and May is a fiery month indeed -- full of lust and passion!
It's sometimes called the month of the Hare Moon -- and we all know what hares are busy doing in the spring. Celebrate once the sun goes down with a big bonfire ceremony.
Celebrate May's full moon with fires and ritual.
- Colors: Red, orange, yellow
- Gemstones: Ruby, garnet, amber, Apache tear
- Trees: Hawthorn, rowan
- Gods: Kali, Priapus, Cernunnos, Flora
- Herbs: Cinnamon, members of the mint family
- Element: Fire
Also Known As: Hare Moon
A candle symbolizes the ancient element, fire and is a sacred tool. The candle is annimage of humanity. The wax corresponds to the physical body; the wick, the human mind, and the flame corresponds to the human soul.
Candle burning is based on sympathetic magic. The candle represents something
real. Whatever is projected onto the candle will cause the same thing to happen to who or what the candle represents. The procedure is to identify a candle with a particular person then project intention toward the candle for a desired outcome.
No matter how simple or complex the charm, spell or incantation is, your personal will and energy is applied. The most effective magic generally combines both words and actions.
The full Moon in May is called the Full Flower Moon
May's Full Flower Moon, also called Mother's Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon, marks a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.