Did you know the Super Pink Moon in Scorpio got its name from Indigenous Americans?

Updated: May 3

While the moon itself may not illuminate the sky in rich pink hues, according to reports, the “Pink Moon” was given its name after the annual appearance of the Phlox subulate plant, referred to as “Moss Pink”, which grows naturally in the sandy soils or and rocky ledges of North America. This bloom appears in early spring and belongs to the perennial family.

public photo of moon above London from 2020
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The Anyuniwiya, modernly referred to as the Cherokee tribe of the East Coast, calls this supermoon the “kawohni” or “flower moon,” while the Creek tribe of Southeast America refers to it as “tasahcee-rakko” or “big spring moon.” Serendipitously, so-called religious groups like Eastern Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus also honor the moon’s vivacity, calling it various names such as “Paschal Moon” which marks the Eastern Christian's interpretation of Easter (May 2nd this year). Marking the Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka to settle a dispute between chiefs to avoid a war, Buddhists, commemorate this moon as “Bak Poya” and according to the Hindustani, this moon is the “Hanuman Jayant”, marking the celebration of the birth of Lord Hanuman.

While the paradigm of mysticism and “Jesus is Savior” toters quickly fades as the Age of Aquarius persists, the power of the luminaries is undeniable and science continues to reign in differential perspectives as the world’s wealthiest and long-lasting communities would be remised to neglect the phases and transits of the moon’s nurturing influence on t