Astrology has a huge impact on our lives here on Earth, and your horoscope is just the beginning. Dealing with retrogrades is one thing — but are you ready for the Flower Moon coming up in May 2017? This month's full moon will make an appearance on Wednesday, May 10, 5:42 p.m. ET. It is not far behind the annual Mother’s Day celebration on May 14, which seems totally appropriate and well-timed. Mark your calendars, people.
The full Flower Moon of May pays homage to the birth of new life this season. I mean, the popular saying “April showers bring May flowers” exists for a reason. After a dreary winter, this time of the year is extremely rejuvenating. It is full of blossoming foliage, chirping birds, and tons of sunshine. You will also likely feel more refreshed and inspired.
Flowers are abundant in May, which is how this month’s full moon earned its name. In fact, the full moon of each month has at least one name. Space.com shares that Native Americans used this method to keep track of the changing seasons. The ancient tradition of full moon names is a folklore practice, but still lives on today. Learning about them is an excellent way to connect nature to astrology — two things that affect us greatly.
In the Northern Hemisphere, this month’s full Flower Moon is also known as Milk Moon, Planting Moon, or Corn Planting Moon. All of these names are linked to fertility and new life. Unfortunately, that does not mean the moon will look like an actual flower. But it is easy to see why it was given this title.
For our friends down under, winter will be starting. The full moon in the Southern Hemisphere is actually called the Frost Moon, Beaver Moon, or Hunter’s Moon. It is all pretty darn cool, if you ask me.
So, how do you prepare for the glistening Flower Moon of May 2017? Start by learning how the full moon affects the human body. It tends to cause sleep deprivation, so take extra care to get that shut eye. Your emotions might also feel out of whack. With that said, be kind to yourself and focus on self-care.
Better yet, buy yourself some flowers and let everything come full circle.