A Full Flower Moon Ritual to Blossom into your Purpose

Flowers beneath the May full Moon

This week the May full Moon will rise into a warm and balmy late spring sky.

I always LOVE the flower Moon (as many native American tribes originally named it). It’s a potent symbol of the abundance of nature and the generosity of the natural world. To me, May’s flower moon is one of the most uplifting full Moons of the year!

What does the flower moon mean?

Coming between the fire festival of Beltane and the Summer solstice, the flower Moon brings an opportunity to start truly appreciating what we have. By this time, the new growth of early spring is established and many flowers are approaching full bloom. The creative energies of nature are rising and expanding, and it’s a powerful time to appreciate the beauty blooming all around.

The flower Moon is almost like a cosmic invitation to release any sense of striving and reaching for goals. YES, there is always work to be done but the journey doesn’t have to feel relentless.

The Moon in May invites us to place our bare feet on the earth and appreciate this season, this life, this moment…

It’s a time when the forces of the universe are mobilizing you to open up to the true abundance inherent in life. Not in terms of more material possessions and stuff to spend your money on, but the beauty, time, privilege or existing here, at this moment, on this planet.

in 2024 the flower Moon in May falls in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Looking through an astrological lens, this full Moon activates our need to travel, move, explore and discover new frontiers of our inner and outer worlds.

The spiritual meaning of this astrology can ignite the desire for change and new beginnings, so this is also a great time to expand your mind and open up to new possibilities.

Woman holding a full Moon

What rituals should be done on a full flower moon?

During the flower Moon in May, rituals often focus on gratitude, illumination, and manifestation. Because the spiritual meaning of the flower Moon pertains to expansion, beauty and fulfilment, your full Moon ritual can center around any area of your life that needs a little more of these.

Ponder these prompts to get clarity on what this Moon could do for you:


Flower Moon journal prompts

  • How can I infuse more beauty into my daily life?
  • What areas of my life feel unfulfilled? What small changes can I make to bring more fulfilment into these areas?
  • Consider the things that bring me joy and a sense of expansion. How can I prioritize these aspects in my life to create a more fulfilling and beautiful existence?
  • What do the concepts of personal growth and expansion mean to me? What active steps can I take to nurture my own growth and expand parts of myself?
  • Do my personal relationships and interactions bring me a sense of expansion? What are some ways I can nurture or modify these connections to bring a greater sense of growth?
List of journalling prompts for the May flower Moon

From your responses to these prompts, you will (hopefully) have a sense of how the energy and influence of this flower Moon may serve you.

Maybe you’ve uncovered old patterns that are no longer serving you?

Is there an inner fire that needs tending, to come back to life?

Are there dreams or latent creativity you’ve been neglecting?

Or are you being called back to nurture seeds you planted weeks, months, or even years ago?

Whatever this flower Moon is starting to illuminate for you, here’s a simple blessing ritual to call down the power and energy of the full Moon, to fuel and protect your sacred dream:

Blessing Ritual for the Full Flower Moon

This beautiful full Moon ritual is designed to cultivate a sense of connection with the full flower Moon, the lunar cycle and the abundance of nature. Feel free to adapt it to suit your personal beliefs and practices.

My intention is for it to bring you joy, inspiration, and blessings as you honour the magic of the May Moon.

What you need for the ritual:

  • Fresh flowers (preferably ones in bloom during May)
  • A small bowl of water
  • One or two candles
  • Incense or herbs for cleansing (optional)
  • A comfortable space indoors or outdoors where you can sit or stand quietly

Ritual steps:

  • Begin by setting up your space. Light the candles and cleanse with the incense or herbs if you choose to use them.
  • Place the bowl of water in front of you, symbolizing purity and renewal.
  • Close your eyes and take several deep breaths to ground yourself and feel into the present moment. As you breathe, visualize the Moon’s radiant light shining down upon you, filling you with lunar energy.
  • Speak aloud or silently invoke the blessings of the Full Flower Moon. You may say something like:

“Under the light of the Full Flower Moon, I welcome in blessings of growth, abundance, and renewal. May this sacred time be one of blossoming and transformation, both within and without. Blessed be.”

  • Take the fresh flowers in your hands and hold them close to your heart. Feel their energy and vitality pulsing within you.
  • With gratitude in your heart, offer the flowers to the moon as a symbol of appreciation for the beauty and abundance of nature. You can hold them up to the sky, then scatter or place them in a beautiful mandala beneath the moonlight.
  • Dip your fingertips into the bowl of water and sprinkle a few drops onto the earth as an offering to the land and all living beings. Visualize the water spreading healing and vitality throughout the earth.
  • Close your full Moon ritual by expressing gratitude for the blessings you have received and the connections you have with the natural world
  • Be sure to blow out the candles and release any remaining energy into the universe, trusting that your intentions have been heard and honoured.

After performing the ritual, take some time to reflect, and think about how you can carry the energy of the Full Flower Moon forward into the rest of the lunar cycle.

Journal your thoughts and feelings or simply sit in quiet meditation under the moonlight.

Other names for the flower Moon in May

  • Corn Planting Moon
  • Milk Moon
  • Mother’s Moon
  • Planting Moon
  • Hare Moon
  • Frog Moon (Cree)
  • Blossom Moon
  • Leaf Budding Moon (Cree)
  • Planting Moon (Dakota, Lakota)
  • Mulberry Moon (Creek and Choctaw)
  • Moon of the Green Leaves (Lakota)
  • Field Maker Moon (Abenaki)
  • Budding Moon (Cree)
  • Egg Laying Moon (Cree)
List of other full Moon names for the May full flower Moon

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