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Thursday, May 23, 2013

May's Flower Moon

                                          Photo by Paul Gore Photography

The Flower Moon

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 12:25 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Lunar Eclipse at 12:10 a.m. EDT

Historically, world cultures named each month’s full moon as a way to track the passing year. May’s mild planting weather gave birth to names like Flower Moon, Milk Moon, Planting Moon, Strawberry Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, Field Maker Moon, Dyad Moon, and Blossom Moon. In China, where the rainy season starts in the south in April-May, May marked the Dragon Moon, the time when Shen-Lung, the blue Spiritual Dragon of the sky, controlled the rain that nourished the crops.

Magically, the May Full Moon is a good time to decorate your sacred or creative space with fresh cut flowers and ribbons. Bless your crops and money for fertile growth and abundance. The moon will be in Sagittarius—encouraging us to get out into nature, move, hike, dance, and explore.

Crush together anise, lavender, and rosemary into a pleasingly fragrant mix then burn to give rise to whatever you want to grow in the coming months. Place your crystals in a charging dish and set outside or in a window where they can be bathed in moonlight.

Love and light,
~Ariella Moon

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