Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Full Flower Moon

Native American tribes kept track of the seasons by giving names to each recurring full moon. This Friday night, May 8th, 2009, we welcome the Full Flower Moon, named as such because in most areas, flowers are abundant at this time. Other names for this moon are the Full Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon, or the Hare Moon. The Buddhist name for it is Buddha Poornima.

I'll be participating in Jamie Ridler's Full Moon Dreamboard this month. Each month on the date of the full month, Jamie posts a collage reflecting something she wishes to manifest that month and asks others to join her. Why post it on the date of the full moon? Jamie says: "There is power and energy in the full moon. ... take a moment to really set your intention, to say to yourself and the Universe, "This is what I wish to manifest this month."

I hope you'll consider joining us in this exercise. For more information about Full Moon Dreamboards, please click on Jamie Ridler's link above.

Here are a few more ways to celebrate the Full Flower Moon:

1. Take a moonwalk
2. Plant bright and cheery flowers
3. Host a spring themed party
4. Draw or paint the moon or what you'd like to manifest this month
5. Listen to light, playful music that rejuvenates your spirit.

While looking at moon photos, I ran across this Zazzle page selling Flower Moon related merchandise and found this poster of the Full Flower Moon by Hafapea:

I hope you'll take time to notice the full moon this Friday. If you do, please share your thoughts or discoveries with me!

NOTE: The top photo, Moonlight and Magnolias, was found at Unabashed, The Modern Day Adventurer's Guide, the blog of fiction writer Matt Mitchell. It's a wonderful site I hope you'll check out.