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 the planet’s life-giving resources. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, there are nine full moons remaining this year including April’s Pink moon:

  • May 26 Flower moon

  • Haida: “tahálaa kungáay” meaning food-gathering moon

  • June 24 Strawberry moon

  • Potawatomi: “msheke’kesis” meaning moon of the turtle

  • July 23 Buck moon

  • Winnebago: “corn-popping moon”

  • August 22 Sturgeon moon

  • Sioux: “cherries turn black”

  • September 20 Harvest moon

  • Mohawk: “msheke’kesis” meaning time of much freshness

  • October 20 Hunter’s moon

  • Shawnee: “sha’teepakanootha” meaning wilted moon

  • November 19 Beaver moon

  • Algonquin: “quince kesos” meaning much white frost on the grass

  • December 18 Cold moon

  • Zuni: “ik’ohbu yachunne” meaning sun has traveled home to rest

Some more remarkable cosmic events to note your (7HealStar™) Astro-calendar with include this year's upcoming solar and lunar eclipses.

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