The Full Moon
Saturday 18th May is the fifth full moon of the year. Known as the Flower Moon, it was named by Native Americans who gave each full moon a nickname to keep track of the seasons and lunar months. This month’s name was inspired by the colourful lupin wildflowers that bloom into life during the month of May.
Each month the moon goes through different phases, waning and waxing in a constant transformation from new to full and back again. Full moons occur every 29.5 days, when the moon moves to the side of earth. Here the sun’s rays are reflected off the full surface of the moon, causing it to appear as a bright, spherical disc in the night sky.
Illustration taken from ‘The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany’ by G. B. Knowles & Frederic Westcott, 1839.
The full moon is a magical and mysterious time of the month; it’s a time of heightened feelings, amplified emotions and intensified dreams.
Scents of rose are thought to have a positive impact on the pleasantness of your dreams and promote a restful slumber. Cade adds a touch of smoke, whilst spicy saffron and vetivert give a grounding effect that lends itself to the dark side of the moon. To feel more restful this full moon, light up our Moon candle before bed and let the scent take you to a place of deep relaxation and rest.