In the Pacific Northwest, May’s Full Moon arrives on May 5 at 7:35pm (PST).
And not only that, but this month’s Full Moon is also dubbed a ‘supermoon‘. This is because the full moon occurs at the same time of the moon’s perigee (closest distance between the Earth and the Moon). (Apogee, as I’ve learned, is the farthest distance between the Earth and the Moon, as the moon travels along its trajectory around Earth.) The moon will seem as much as 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than other full moons this year (1). Sounds like a great time to do both energy work and moon gazing!
MAY – FLOWER MOON
Pagan: Flower Moon, Merry Moon, Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon
Nature Spirits: faeries, elves
Herbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow
Colors: green, brown, pink
Flowers: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom
Scents: rose, sandalwood
Stones: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian
Animals: cats, lynx, leopard
Birds: swallow, dove, swan
Deities: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God
Energy: Full creating energy, propagation, intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you. A good time for working on commitments, both in spirit and love.
- Flowers come into full bloom and corn is ready to plant.
- Dyad moon (the Latin word for a pair) refers to the twin stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.