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May - The Honey Moon

The names corresponding to the 13 Lunar Year Full Moons are what I have come to call them. I give credit to all those before me for figuring out what seems to work and for passing it on to me. They can be called by many other names in respect to your particular path or tradition. (more moon information)

I call the full moon in May the Honey Moon. In pagan lore the Summer Prince and the Maiden of the Moon meet, and find delight in each others company. And so, this is known as the Honey Moon, a time for love. In many cultures and beliefs this is seen as the time in the Wheel of the Year when the Goddess in her mature aspect of Queen of the May is coupled with the God in his mature aspect of Summer King. Together they reign over the peaceful season of growth and abundance.

Even today, many weddings and hand fastings are performed during this season of Beltane and are celebrated by drinking a liquor made from Honey. According to the ancient Greeks, marriages consummated during the full Moon are most prosperous and happy.

This moon is also known as the Rose Moon, Hot Moon, Planter's Moon, Milk Moon, and the Algonquin Indians called this one the Strawberry Moon since it was a time to gather the ripening strawberries.

ASSOCIATED GEMS:

Emerald, Moonstone, Rhodochrosite, or Rose Quartz

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Hi there! I'm the owner of Howl at the Moon Gems. I have been infatuated with crystals and gems since I was a child when my maternal grandfather was my first teacher of the natural world. He taught me a lot of the old ways as to uses of herbs, purposes of tree woods, and gave me my first unofficial stone classes. A lot of time has passed since those early days ... and, while I have learned much, I am still learning.

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