Beltane/May Day May1st
You’re Awake, Alive and in Full Bloom.
Your unique expression radiates like the magnificent flower you are.
Traditionally in many native cultures, this Moon is known as the Flower Moon. Spring is in full bloom during this month, and through obvious observation, it is undeniably full of flowers. We are at the Peak of Spring - how are you expressing your beautiful self? There’s a wakefulness now, you’ve acclimated and arrived as the embodiment of fertile Spring, the time of Action is upon us… with decisiveness, your move awaits. The names of each Moon are based on collective observations within a specific geographical location over a long period of time. This May Moon is also known as the Mother’s Moon (fertility is at its peak, and it’s now warm enough to safely bear young), and the Milk Moon (this is the time to move your cows to green pastures creating an abundance of milk).
What would you call this Moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?
Themes of This Moon
Action - Creativity - Aliveness - Nurture - Fertility
Movement: Walking & Skipping
Atmosphere: Warm, Sunny, Clear
Crystal: Carnelian a wonderful stone for motivation and encouraging success, it aids in intuition and stimulates creativity.
Herb: Elderflower this herb has been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s commonly used for colds and flu, sinus infections and as a respiratory aid. Elderflowers also have diuretic and laxative properties, along with antibacterial and antiviral properties - they may also help alleviate allergies and boost the immune system.
Flower: Lily of the Valley his flower represents sweetness and purity. Known as the “wedding flower,” Lily of the Valley also symbolizes a “return to happiness” - the embodiment of peak Spring.
Tree: Hawthorne One of the most sacred trees in the Celtic tradition, it’s also known as the May Tree and the Fairy Tree. Hawthornes are known as guardian trees and represent protection. This tree also represents Beltane (the cross-quarter seasonal holiday - that marks the halfway point of Spring).
What’s In Season (Mid Spring)
Vegetables: Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocado, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Horseradish, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Zucchini
Fruits & Nuts: Grapes, Plums, Apricots, Loquats, Blood Oranges, Guava, Lemons, Oranges, Peaches, Strawberries
Self Reflections of This Moon
As we honor our journey halfway through Spring, aliveness is evident everywhere we look. This moon cycle embodies the height of fertility and shows us that we are ripe to create and birth anything we wish at this time.
Nurture your Creativity, the blossoms of your brilliance await!