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Open Full Moon Ritual: The Flower Moon


The flower moon. The milk moon. The dragon moon. The planting moon. The panther moon. The moon when the leaves are green. The bright moon. The hare moon. The grass moon. The big leaf moon. The moon for moving large baskets. Field maker moon. Moon when the ponies shed their shaggy hair. Idle moon. Hot moon. The moon for fattening up. Frog moon. Mulberry moon. Waiting moon. Food gathering moon. Moon of the blooming camas. Peach moon. Alewife moon. Strawberry moon. Budding moon. Moon before pregnancy. No name moon.

Whatever her name may be to you, the full May moon is a time of reveling in the sensations and pleasures of the body. It is the height of maiden liveliness, sap in the limbs, and dancing in the clean, cool, flower-fragrant breeze.

In this inter-traditional, beginner-friendly group ritual on the evening of the full moon, we will gather under this powerful light and explore energy of the latest full moon of the year.

Please be advised that there will be smoke offerings, light feasting, light physical activity (sitting and standing), chanting, percussion, and meditation. Attendees should be comfortable in the presence of animal curios, as well as some moderate participation.

$15 // Light refreshments provided for our ritual feast.


Melissa Madara is a co-owner at Catland, a folk witch & an herbalist. Her work deals with the healing power of storytelling, divination, and mastery of the natural world. She is a teacher at Catland Books and numerous other metaphysical spaces in NYC, and has a background in Croatian, American folk, and Chaos Magic traditions.