The Fifth Esbat or 5th full moon after Yule is known as the Hare Moon.
The 5th moon is also known as: Merry or Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Flower Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Sproutkale, Winnemanoth (Joy Month), Planting Moon, Moon When the Ponies Shed. Each specific moon will have slightly different associations, rituals and meaning depending. For the sake of this post and the May Magickal Folk Moon Goddess box, we are focusing on the Hare Moon.
Some say the Hare moon is a time of self-control and physical manifestation, it represents the fertile nature of the Goddess coming into being. They say the Hare Moon is a time of learning control over your physical manifestations. The word Hara, which means “the seat of power,” is the root of the word hare. Suggesting this Hare moon is a time to claim your identity, state your case and affirm your life. Root yourself in your desires. Believe. Trust. Move forward. You command your destiny.
What you want to ask yourself is what this means to you. When planning your full moon ritual think about how this applies to your life right now and what areas do you need to work on in order to flow what this energy? Let your intuition be your guide. In your box you have a candle for cleansing. Use it! Cleanse, smudge, purify and whatever else you need to do in order to be in a clear state of mind to plan your ritual. Be sure to read my post on Planning + Theory. In that post I cover the details in planning a moon ritual for any phase.
General Hare Moon Associations & Correspondences
Correspondences and Associations may confuse your moon ritual planning. Each individual association the lists below are related in their own right with their own story and most often not connected as a whole. For example, just because the Hare Moon Crystals are listed as emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian does not mean you should have or need any of them for your magickal workings. It simply means they each have a story or use in relation to the Hare Moon or 5th Esbat.
Nature Spirits: faeries, elves
Herbs: Dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow
Colors: green, brown, pink
Flowers: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom
Scents: rose, sandalwood
Stones: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian,
Animals: cats, lynx, leopard
Birds: swallow, dove, swan
Deities: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God
Power Flow: Full creating energy; propagation. Intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you. Power flowing from the Greenwood Gods and trees.