May's full Moon is called the Full Flower Moon and was given its nickname by the Native Americans. They named the full moon each month to help them track the seasons.

The full Moon for May is May 29th and is called the Full Flower Moon as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. May is a time of warmer temperatures making it safe for animals to have their young and for certain flowers to bloom.

FULL MOON FOLKLORE:

  • Clothes washed for the first time in the Full Moon will not last long.
  • The Full Moon is an ideal time to accept a proposal of marriage.

We found this piece quite interesting from Mythencyclopedia.com

People once believed that moonlight had a powerful effect on human behavior. Those who acted strangely were said to be "moonstruck," and lunacy, a term for madness, comes from Luna, the Latin name for the moon goddess. The Japanese believed that the moon was a god with powers to foretell the future. Priests would study the moon's reflection in a mirror, believing that if they gazed directly at the moon, it might drive them mad. Superstitions about the moon's evil influence made some people refuse to sleep in a place where moonbeams could touch them. In the 1200s, the English philosopher Roger Bacon wrote, "Many have died from not protecting themselves from the rays of the moon."

[Information from the Farmers Almanac and Mythencyclopedia]

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