All full moons have a Native American name, and a meaning associated with them. Tonight, (tomorrow morning actually) is the Full Flower Moon. I plan to go through these one at a time, during the full moon as a way to better appreciate them...........
Tonight, Jupiter will reign in the sky, right beside the full moon, adding to the energy.
May’s full moon is known as the Flower Moon because it rises when flowers are beginning to bloom and blossom.
Ojibwe tribes of the Great Lakes named it the Flower Moon or “Waawaaskone Giizis.” The Ontario Native Women’s Association says this is when the plants display their spirit sides and it is a time of spiritual exploration. The moon is also a sign of health and rejuvenation, specifically because the plants have healing medicines that become available when the plants blossom.
Sure enough, this moon is right on time, as even the trees are sprouting foliage right about now. It is also believed to be a time of fertility and a good time to bear children as the months get warmer.
Other tribes, like the Cree Nation in northern Montana and parts of Canada, refer to the May moon as the Frog Moon because it is the time of year frogs begin to wake up and chirp. The Algonquins called the moon the Corn Planting Moon as it is the time of year that corn can begin to be planted. They also call it the Milk Moon because milkweed begins to bloom.
Edited by Skywatcher, 28 May 2018 - 05:56 PM.