Just a few weeks ago we were celebrating the spiritual power of the Pink Moon and now it’s time to throw our hands up embrace the wonderful healing qualities of another moon. This time it’s the full Flower Moon that arrives on the 29th May.
In the same way that the Pink Moon didn’t turn pink, the Flower Moon obviously isn’t going to magically sprout daffodils or roses. So let’s investigate the origins behind the name and what it means in a spiritual sense.
Why is it called The Flower Moon?
Hundreds of years ago, before calendars and clocks were used to determine time, days and seasons, Native Americans came up with creative ways of tracking time.
Usually, they’d name each moon after a natural event that would happen each year around that time. So the Flower Moon was named as such due to the flowers that would grow in late spring.
Are there any other words for The Flower Moon?
When the term ‘Flower Moon’ was coined, there were multiple tribes spread across America. They had different names for each moon, so while some referred to the moon in late May as the Flower Moon, others called it Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon or Corn Planting Moon.
What does The Flower Moon symbolise?
Throughout history, the Flower Moon has meant different things to different people. It’s best known for symbolising healing, thanks to the medicinal properties of many springtime flowers.
Think of this as an opportunity for you to really blossom and grow. Spend as much time as you can in nature, soaking up the sun’s rays and breathing in the fresh air.
The full moon can also symbolise shining a light on the negative parts of life and looking for ways to improve on these things and move on from negative feelings. If you’ve fallen out with a friend, there’s tension in the family or there are things left unsaid with your partner, make May the month that you delve in deep to get to the root of the problem.