Tuesday 29th May
The Flower Moon, was so named by the Native American tribes because spring is officially in full swing by May with colourful blooms and flowers abundant over the countryside. Different tribes label it as the Corn Planting Moon because of its association with crops being sown in time for the harvest and others identify it with its traditional brihtness hence naming it the Bright Moon and siome peole refer to it as the Milk Moon. See article in The Telegraph for more on this.
Similarly, the Celts had names for each Full Moon of the year. This is Huath (pronounced Hoh-uh); the Hawthorn Moon. The Hawthorn carries much raw masculine energy, carrying phallic qualities, and fire heralding a month of high male potency (following soon after Beltane) and hence fertility. The Hawthorn is also associated with the Fae (Faerie realm) and often grows near Ash and Oak trees, all of which attract the Fae. Hawthorn is used for magic drawing on masculine power which is good for making professional connections and business decisions. More about this at the Celtic Weirdness website, which I stumbled across earlier this year.
To the left is a beautiful image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from my sister Angel McGerr's A Harmony of Angels book (and Harmony Angel Cards).
Both are out of print and collectible but we still have a few remaining copies via the Harmony Shop.
See link for instructions on Angela's Angelic Meditation with Gabriel.
At the time of the Full Moon the Sun and Moon are in opposition. The solar (sun) energy influences our masculine/yang archetypal attributes (our outer world) such as strength, courage, identity, self-esteem, expression, conscious beliefs and determination together with our logical outlook. Whereas the lunar energy (moon) influences our femininely archetypal attributes (our inner world), such as our unconscious beliefs, hidden emotions, nurturing feelings, creativity and intuition. The Full Moon is a powerful and appropriate time to show gratitude for life and the riches and bounty bestowed upon us by Mother Earth (Gaia).
The time between any Full Moon and the next New Moon is a good time, energetically, to detox the body. In view of this being a Super Blue Blood Imbolc Moon, I would say it's an even better time than usual for a detox. I recommend an oil pulling technique, with coconut oil, which must be from a glass container for best taste.