May 2021 Seasonal Poster

May 2021 Seasonal Poster

The merry, merry month of May is all about outdoor celebrations and communal gatherings as we move into the lightest quarter of the year. At this time, the earth is abundant with wildflowers - May Day and Beltane on 1 May involve flower wreaths and crowns to welcome in the summer months; at the end of the month the Full Moon in Sagittarius is called the Full Flower Moon, as the last Full Moon before the Summer Solstice. 

 

Many of the Christian festivals around Ascension Day involve clergy-led processions out of doors to bless the land and pray for a good harvest. The Jewish festival of Shavuot sees synagogues decorated with fresh greenery and paper cutouts as people bring the first fruits of this harvest season as an offering. The Muslim month of Ramadan comes to a close, the long period of fasting ended with a celabratory meal with family and friends. 

 

This year we look to be in for a rainy May, according to the system of predicting the weather using the moons. Make sure you have a raincoat and umbrella for the showers coming. Take care of your plants mid-month, as there are warnings of a severe frost. 

 

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