The first day of May is celebrated as a national holiday in many parts of Europe, bringing with it old traditions of May Poles, dancing, music and flowers. Also known as Beltane, it celebrates the themes of fertility and beauty. Have you heard of the lore of rising at dawn on May Day to wash in the morning dew? The man who washed his hands in the dew of May Day gained skill in opening knots and locks, in mending nets and disentangling ropes. The woman who did like-wise could unravel tangled threads with ease. The plainest girl will be beautiful if she rises early on May Day and bathes her face in morning dew at sunrise. May Day is a beautiful day to surprise someone you love with a bouquet of flowers.
Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday May 11th. While Mother’s Day is a 20th century creation, the honoring of motherhood and creation can be traced to ancient Roman festivals celebrating Cybele, Demeter and Lucina. Motherhood has meaning beyond giving birth. Anyone who nurtures, protects and creates embodies the spirit of the mother.
May’s full moon is called the Full Flower Moon and will occur on Wednesday, May 14 in the sign of Scorpio. This can be an emotionally intense combination. We can decide how our emotions will flow in this watery sign. Will we burst like a dam or gently water the things we have planted? Examine how your emotions control your decisions.
This month wraps up with a new moon in Gemini on Wednesday the 28th. This is a sign of communication and intellect. Find someone to share your ideas and ambitions with and create new partnerships using the energy of the Divine Twins.
Blessed Be!
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