May is the month of the Flower Moon. Full Moon celebrations are sometimes known as Esbats and they are periods of high energy. But May’s Flower Moon also occurs when Nature is at full bloom (in the Northern Hemisphere), the flowers are widespread and Life simply thrives all around. Thus the Flower Moon is known to be a particularly ripe time for any kind of Full Moon ritual.
May is also the month of the Fire Festival Beltane. This is traditionally a time to celebrate fertility, abundance, and the creative spark. It was the time of the year when the Beltane fires were lit and danced around and celebrants wrapped towering Maypoles with a profusion of colorful ribbons. Here is a simple spell to awaken a time of creativity within you.
How does this spell work?
- Red candles are used to invoke the Fire element, passion, and creativity. The profusion of red in this ritual will bring in the energies of creation.
- Fire is the element most associated with change, with creativity, and with a dramatic movement from one state to another. Be sure to really focus on the fire while doing this ritual.
- This is one of the most powerful times of the year, and the Flower Moon is known to be a force of power. A Full Moon ritual in the month of Beltane will infuse you with energy, drive and passion.
The best day for this spell is a Sunday, but you should enact this ritual on any of the three nights that the Moon is full in May.
Flower Moon Guided Meditation
“In this moment, I attract the circumstances and the people I need to get what I desire.”
What to do with the leftovers of the spell?
Continue to burn the red candles to manifest your intention throughout this season. Keep the red ribbon with you and attach it to your journal or Book of Mirrors as a reminder of the power of this Flower Moon spell in your life.
Dispose of the flowers that you filtered out and store your Flower Water in a dark, cool place. You can use it to wash your ritual tools, sacred spaces, your hands, or take a spiritual bath with it.
Journaling Page & Flower Moon Magic Spell
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When’s the next Flower Moon?
- Flower Moon 2021: May 26, 2021: Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Taurus (Super “Blood” Moon).
- Flower Moon 2022: May 16, 2022: Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Scorpio.
- Flower Moon 2023: May 5, 2023: Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Scorpio.
- Flower Moon 2024: May 23, 2024: Full Moon in Sagittarius.
- Flower Moon 2025: May 12, 2025: Full Moon in Scorpio.
Keep track of the Moon phases as they change! (3 pages)
Read also: Lunar Eclipse Candle Ritual & Shadow Work 🌑
Flower Moon Guided Meditations & Spells
As you do this Flower Moon ritual, feel free to follow any of these guided meditations, prayers and chants:
Flower Moon Ritual FAQ
What is the Flower Moon in May?
Flower Moon is the name of the Full Moon in May. This name has been attributed to Algonquin peoples of North America. Traditionally, it was common to track the changing seasons by following lunar calendars rather than the solar year, which is how we get the 12 months in our modern calendar. For thousands of years, farmers named the months after features they observed in nature. May is a month when flowers spring forth across the Northen Hemisphere. 🌻🌷
The Moon affects us all, whether we notice or not, for up to 3 days before during and after the Full Moon you may feel its effects. Full Moons are a great time to perform Magick and honor the cycles of life and the lunar energy.
Spiritually, this is the season when fairies will appear and our inner wisdom is at its height. Plant your seeds and grow with the explosion of spring. It is the time to connect with nature and explore Green Witchcraft or start your Witch’s Apothecary. Rites of spring are a wonderful way to commune with your spirit.
What does the Flower Moon mean in Astrology?
The Flower Moon, like all Full Moons, can affect your body just like it affects the bodies of water on Earth. Its energy can magnify anything that is currently going on in your life, including feelings and emotions. This is a fertile season. It is a time of beginnings and growth. Spring abounds and life is blooming all around. The Flower Moon provides inspiration with the bloom of beauty. Focus on stirring or rekindling a relationship if you wish with a love spell.
☽ Meditate to the Current Zodiac Transit of the Moon: Tonight’s Lunar Spell
What are other names for the Flower Moon?
Different American tribes used various names to refer to the Full Moon of May: The Cree names Budding Moon and Leaf Budding Moon celebrate the awakening of local flora, which really begin to leaf out now in many areas. Similarly, Planting Moon (Dakota, Lakota) marks the time when seeds should be started for the farming season ahead.
The activities of animals marked spring’s arrival, too, which is highlighted by the Cree names Egg Laying Moon and Frog Moon, as well as the Oglala term Moon of the Shedding Ponies. All three names indicate that warmer weather is on the way!
Watch: What to do on the Full Moon?
The full moon favors communication and social interaction. This phase is very favorable to deal with romantic issues, as it can be a true aphrodisiac.
- Invite love into your life with a Love Spell.
- Divination rituals are strengthened by this Moon phase. Try a Guided Tarot Ritual.
- Cast a Full Moon Wish Spell. Great for beginner Witches!
- Act on your desires and take chances!
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