Friday, May 4, 2012

May Full Moon - Flower Moon

May's Full Moon is known as the Flower Moon, Hare Moon, Merry or Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Sproutkale, Winnemanoth (Joy Month), Planting Moon, or Moon When the Ponies Shed.

This month is a time for love, the sun is beginning to warm the Earth, and crops and gardens are being planted.  The Flower Moon is is a time of fertility, lust, and passion.  This is also a time to do some divination.

Pagan

Correspondences:
Colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, brown, pink
Gemstones: Ruby, garnet, amber, Apache tear, emerald, malachite, carnelian
Trees: Hawthorn, rowan
Goddesses: Kali, Flora, Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Diana, Artemis, Maia
Gods: Priapus, Cernunnos (The Horned God), Pan
Herbs: Cinnamon, members of the mint family
Element: Fire
Herbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow
Flowers: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom
Scents: rose, sandalwood
Animals: cats, lynx, leopard,
Birds: swallow, dove, swan
Power Flow: full creating energy; propagation.  Intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings.
Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you.  Power flowing from the Greenwood Gods and trees.


Sources:

Conway, D. J. Moon Magick: Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995. Print.

Wigington, Patti. "2012 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 14 Apr. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2012Calendar.htm>.

Wigington, Patti. "Flower Moon." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 14 Apr. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/moonphasemagic/g/Flower_Moon.htm>.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our Beltane Celebration

Yesterday was Beltane, but DH (darling husband) was feeling really sick so we decided to celebrate it this Saturday instead.  This Saturday is the Super Moon, or the biggest full moon of the year.  Since Beltane is about fertility we are transplanting my seedlings then, even though it is a full moon.  We are both sick today, which is why we decided to give ourselves some more time before our celebration.  One of the things I love about Paganism is that dates aren't "set in stone," like they are in Christianity.