Saturday (21st May 2016 – GMT) is the first of two consecutive Full Moons in Sagittarius. The Hare Moon is full of possibility and promise, lighting the short nights in May, it guides the way to the zenith of the suns power and the earths energy during the summer solstice. Hares are magical creatures much associated with the Goddess throughout History and Mythology, and this magic can be felt in this Moon. In combination with Sagittarius – passion, ideals and spirited philosophy, this is a wonderful moon for getting in touch with your dreams, but be mindful to not loose reason.
Full Moons are always special as they represent a time each month when both the sun and moon are strong, this implies a balance in the physical and emotional, the thinking and the doing and the dreams and the reality. This is a wonderful moon in my opinion for any magic that you wish to do to promote ‘thinking outside the box’, such as imagining your life in a new way, imagining your family having a new way of life or simply seeing yourself in a new role (rather than wife, mother, high achiever etc)
I will be using the Moon energy to encourage good health and also to bring a sense of fun and adventure back into life, as well as healing and romance, suggested herbs and flowers for this full moon…..
Frankincense; To be used in incense in honour of the growing energy of the sun, the moon and to create this momentum within your magical workings. Use the resin in an incense, or find frankincense fragrances.
Marigold Petals; To represent purification and clarity of mind when pursuing your dreams. Marigold petals sprinkled into water can be used as to represent the clearing of the mind and the emotions.
Meadowsweet; A small bloom in a glass jar with fresh water – preferably gathered from a running stream or river, to make a wish for romance.
Roses; always for love.
Ivy; to be used as decoration and to make a wreath around the head, such as it used to be done for newly-weds. This represents new starts and partnerships. ivy is also closely associated with Pan and Dionysus so is also the plant of drinking and having fun!
Most importantly, enjoy the Moon and enjoy the warmer evenings, take the time to look up whilst having your feet stretched out on the warm grass.