We’re coming up to May’s full moon, also known as the Flower Moon and a Full Moon in Scorpio. May’s full moon is known as the flower moon because we tend to see flowers and trees start to blossom at this time of the year. We can see the bright colours of petals everywhere and we are reminded how beautiful and magical nature can be.

Astrologically, May’s full moon falls into Scorpio, making it a powerful time for deep and meaningful inner work. At this time, we can focus on coming face to face with the parts of ourselves we’ve been running from, whether that’s an obsession, an anxiety or a fear.

Full moons are always a powerful energy filled time, but each full moon is different, meaning we can use its powerful energy to work on different areas of ourselves each month.

Using the flower moon for better mental wellbeing

This full moon is the perfect opportunity to really get your hands dirty with your shadow self. The parts of yourself that you don’t like all that much and that stop you from being the person you really want to be.

Think about yourself as a flower, what’s going on below the ground and what’s going on above the surface.


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The roots of the flower are your subconscious, they inform how the conscious acts and thinks, it is also our anchor and can keep is in the same spot, even if we try really hard to move forward. The stem, leaves and flowers are your conscious, these are the things we are aware of and that we can see in ourselves day today. To be able to have a happy and healthy conscious mind, we need to take care of our hidden and secretive subconscious mind.

Now is the time to do the hard, inner work none of us really wants to do, so that you can transform yourself over the coming months. You can also apply this to practical tasks, for example if there’s something you’ve been putting off because you don’t want to do it or it is too difficult, now is the time to dive in headfirst and get it done. Once it’s out of the way, you’ll feel a sense of lightness and clarity that you didn’t before!

Rituals to practice during the full moon in Scorpio

Something I like to do every full moon is a deep meditation and that is especially important during the full moon in Scorpio. I set the scene, lighting candles, choosing essential oils to burn or incense, getting comfortable and choosing my crystals based on what I want to attract into my life.

For this full moon, we want to be able to tap into parts of our subconscious that aren’t easily accessed. This might require tools such as oracle or tarot cards, to help us receive the messages we’ve been running away from.

Another thing that I find helpful when trying to get serious with my subconscious, is a writing exercise based on my anxieties or fears. I like to start with fear or anxiety and then constantly ask the question ‘Why?’ until I find a natural and rational answer to why I feel the way I do. For example:

I fear that I’m not as good as my competitors.


Because I don’t have as much experience as them and they have more followers and more engaged customers than I do.


Because they’ve been doing it for longer than I have and they’ve had time to build everything up to the size and success it is now.

Depending on your statement, you could end up with a long flowing list, or maybe just one or two things like I have above. Once you’ve got to the end, you’ll then be able to put a bulleted list together on how you can go about moving past your fear or anxiety. You’ve discovered the reason you feel the way you do, so all there is left to do is figure out how to solve it.

You can either end things here, or you can go on to do another meditation, allowing that answer and reason to sink in and become a part of your conscious mind.

Key takeaways from the flower moon

The main things to remember as we celebrate the flower moon is that:

  • We are all growing and changing

  • We can only become who we want to be if we work on our foundations and grounding

  • The reasons for our obstacles and challenges are frequently found in our subconscious (our roots)

  • We need to take care of our subconscious mind just as much as our subconscious

Looking for help with uncovering the secrets hidden by your subconscious? Why not get in touch to book an online career or business tarot reading with me?