Happy Full Moon! May is my birth month, and spring is my favorite season! It's time to smell the ALL OF THE FLOWERS!
According to the Farmer's Almenac, "May’s Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom. " To learn more about this moon, click below to read more from the Farmer's Almenac and from a few of my favorite astrologers:
This Full Moon's artwork has a story. Cardinals have for a very long time been my family's "spirit animal", for the briefest explanation of it's importance. It was my Grandmother's favorite bird, my mother's favorite bird, and the tradition was passed down to all of her daughters. Some Native American tribes believe the cardinal is the spirit of our ancestors visiting us briefly from beyond. I found this cardinal this winter, dead on my front porch, as if laid there purposefully. At first glance, I panicked, it was so beautiful and it was so tragic that this magestic creature was dead. I wondered if our cat, Inga, had left him for a present, however, it would be her first ever bird or animal gift of appreciation. She has quite the reputation for being a huntress and we've heard stories of her taking down birds mid flight and eating them. It was so odd that he was placed right on the front porch without any appearance of bite marks or other bodily trauma. After some contemplation, I took it as a sign of good luck, a sign of good transitions to come. After deciding it was not a bad omen, I took this photo of the cardinal and then buried it under the Spruce tree in our front yard. I think of the cardinal breathing new life into the Spruce tree every time I look at it this season. As this is the Full Flower Moon, I added a Lily of the Valley, the May Birth Flower, to the cardinal's mouth, symbolizing spring and rebirth.
"May Birthstone & Birth Flower: Emerald and Lily of the Valley"
Free 4x4 inch Print
on 'white gold' cardstock
with any jewelry purchase the rest of May
Emerald, Green Fluorite & Vesuvianite
Join us this Saturday, just in time for last minute Mother's Day gifts! We're serving mimosas and every Gigi Moon purchase comes with a free Selenite gemstone.