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Flower Moon – Last Supermoon of 2020

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We will be observing the last Supermoon of the year on Thursday, May 7th (today). We will have to wait almost a year until we see the next Supermoon in April 2021. The May full moon has been traditionally called the Flower Moon. Not surprising as it is the time of the year when flowers bloom everywhere. Other known names for this full moon are the Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon, and the Vesak Festival Moon.

Gordon Johnson explains in his article published by NASA the meaning of Vesak Moon as follows; ‘This full Moon corresponds to Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, a holiday observed by Buddhists across Asia. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday,” it commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. The actual date of Vesak varies depending upon the calendar in use in the particular country or region, but this year, for most areas, it falls on or near the day of this full Moon.’

‘May’s Full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 7. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon!’ says The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Let’s get to the juicier details

I wonder if it has been a coincidence having the three Supermoons in March, April and May while the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak. The cosmic events tend to alleviate earthly events, hence my curiosity.

Astrologically speaking, the May Supermoon falls at 17° of Scorpio. This creates the need to delve into feelings as deep as possible. The desire for meaningful emotional exchanges with your loved ones might surface. And even though it’s not easy, some changes might be inevitable. You might find yourself in need to weed out some of your connections that are not fulfilling or nurturing for you anymore. Especially the shallow relationships that feel far from satisfying or purifying.

This Scorpio Supermoon will help you untie the strings that slow you down and hold you back. You will become extra-sensitive but only to experience your emotions to the fullest. This will help you break the shackles of confinement, and make space for new dreams and possibilities. Don’t forget to make a wish while enjoying this amazing Supermoon.

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