There’s a full moon coming on Thursday, May 7, and it’s going to be one to behold. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquins called this full moon the “Full Flower Moon” because it comes at beginning of spring, just when flowers start to blossom. Full moons are moments of manifestation and culmination, and there are a few reasons why this one is particularly important. Here’s more about the Full Flower Moon, plus how to spend it.
The Full Flower Moon is a supermoon
Yep, that’s right — the full moon on Thursday, May 7 is a supermoon. But not only that, it’s the last one of 2020. Supermoons appear larger than regular full moons, so make sure to sneak a peek of the full moon in all of its glory (while practicing social distancing, of course).
This full moon is in Scorpio — here’s what that means
Anyone who’s spent time with a Scorpio can attest that this sign is best summed up in one word: “intense.” As a Scorpio myself, I can confirm that all of the rumors are true. The majority of us are often highly emotional, passionate, and loyal. We can also be suspicious and have a deep need for control.
This particular moon will amplify these traits and bring up issues that live in the shadows; it will also likely affect Scorpios more than others. (But remember that each and every one of us is also much more than just our sun sign. In fact, everyone has all 12 signs in their birth chart, so even if your sun isn’t in Scorpio, you can still be affected.) During this full moon in Scorpio, it’s likely that matters you’ve been avoiding will come to a climax — and you might, too. For example, if you and your stay-at-home partner have been avoiding talking about something, prepare yourself to finally address what’s been simmering beneath the surface.
Scorpio’s strength comes from the sign’s superpower: rebirth. Each zodiac sign has a corresponding tarot card. Scorpio’s is the Death card, which is highly misunderstood and not to be taken literally. It refers to the moment in which one allows themself to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix, to be reborn into an even more powerful form.
How to use the Full Flower Moon to your advantage
Right now, as we go through a collective trauma, this full moon offers a chance to reflect and meditate on some personal demons you wish to shed. Set some intentions, and think about how you can grow and heal. While that may sound intimidating, it can mean anything from planning to reach out to someone you’d like to make amends with to setting aside more time each day to cuddle with your pet, if that helps your mental health. Don’t feel pressure to do anything other than honor yourself and think about what would make you feel your best; this is a time to process and open the door for healing.
Scorpios are also known for their sexuality, and once again, all the rumors are true. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they want no-strings-attached sex, and especially right now, people are seeking emotional intimacy along with the physical. Whether it’s through masturbating, virtual sex, or getting it on with your stay-at-home partner, this full moon in Scorpio is a night to get it on. However, keep in mind that it’s unlikely that the sex will be shallow, even within casual relationships. Be prepared for deep connections.
For a full moon in Scorpio ritual, light a candle and write down all the fears you wish to release. When you’re finished, rip it up into little pieces and throw it away. Then, make a list of everything that you love about yourself. Keep that list. Finally, go have an orgasm or even practice sex magic. To make your orgasm a magical one, simply visualize what you wish to manifest for yourself right now. Use your list as a prompt and follow the theme of self-love. Happy Full Flower Moon!