Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on May 10) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for us to focus on spiritual growth where the seeds we planted on Imbolc have germinated and are well on their way to maturity. You may want to take some time this full moon to reflect on projects and activities that need a little TLC in order to come to full fruition.
The Witches Calendar calls it the Deer Moon. A good ritual activity connected to this is to cast a circle and call the quarters in whatever manner works best for you. Then spend some time grounding and raising energy. When you feel peaceful and calm, read the story about deer energy from the book Medicine Cards that can be found online HERE. After you have finished reading the story, visualize a person who is your “demon” at this moment. Someone who is keeping you from advancing in your spiritual path. Think about how they make you feel and then try to release those feelings from your body, through your feet and into the earth.
When you are finished with this part of the meditation, try sending deer energy to your “demon” with the expectation that it will transform them. In your next encounter with this person, try embodying deer energy and see if it changes the dynamic between the two of you.
According to Medicine Cards, “Deer teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are trying to keep us from Sacred Mountain. Like the dappling Fawn’s coat, both the light and dark may be loved to create gentleness and safety for those who are seeking peace. Find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. Stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Apply gentleness to your present situation and become like the summer breeze: warm and caring.”
This can be a very powerful and transformative exercise so don’t rush it. Give it the time and attention it deserves this full moon. Bright blessings!
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