“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.”
― Solange Nicole
On Thursday, May 7 at 6:45 A.M. (EST), planet Earth experienced its last full super moon of 2020; The Full Flower Moon. How appropriate for May, right? *Sings April showers bring May flowers to myself*
For those of you who are fascinated with the cosmic and spiritual universe like myself, finding the meaning behind the gifts that mother nature bestows upon us, like a big bright full moon, can give us some insight as to what we might be in for with the days and weeks ahead.
I’m a Leo and tend to have a little (OK, a lot) of that fiery energy that comes with having that constant crackling fire within my soul (fellow fire signs like Aries and Sagittarius’s know what I’m talking about).
The Moon, however, offers a much more serene type of energy which can often balance me out when I’m feeling particularly combustible, which is why I am so in love with the Moon. Opposites attract, right? In fact, a supermoon is known to be a time where opposites attract so that we learn through contrast and conflicting opinions.
In exploring what the Flower Full Moon is going to be all about, I kept stumbling upon the phrase Diamonds are created under pressure. I know this is a common phrase, but it catches my eye because, well, this is The Diamond Cut and my last name is Diamond.
Flowers and diamonds are both beautiful gifts that nature has miraculously managed to bless us with but bear in mind the journey that both a flower and a diamond go through to become what we see in floral shops and jewelry stores.
Both had to persevere under pressure. Both had to endure to achieve.
You know that one flower that blossoms through a concrete walkway? I mean, c’mon on- that’s pretty damn incredible and literal proof of the payoff of persistence.
The Super Full Flower Moon in Scorpio (that’s a mouthful, huh?), has come to remind us of just this.
We happen to be living through an unsettling time for whatever reason and it may be difficult for us to escape the pressures of our changing and uncertain society.
This full moon has asked that we surrender through this process of pressurization, just as a blossoming bud must do.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”– Anais Nin
May this full moon also serve as a reminder that while we not only work on blossoming but that we also ground ourselves with strong roots so that we can better embrace the transformation.
In my yoga classes, I like to talk about energy and how it moves in opposite directions. While in Tree Pose, for example, the crown of head and arms (your branches) extend up towards the sky while your feet root down into the earth beneath you. You feel this energetic lengthening happens within the body as you stand tall and anchored.
No matter what it is that you are working through during this time, may you never forget how powerful you truly are. You have control over your thoughts, your words, your emotions, and your actions. Know that whatever energy you are putting out into the Universe, positive or negative, will come back to you.
Practice staying open to the many unknown possibilities lie ahead. Push through whatever may be holding you back, and remember to persevere through the pressure. In time, you will blossom and shine like never before.
Victoria (Torrie) Diamond recently earned her master’s degree in Journalism through Emerson College and is blessed to be able to contribute to the BostonMan Magazine community. The Diamond Cut is aimed to help spread positive messages, stories of inspiration, and inform the Boston/New England community with anything and everything that may concern their all-around well being. You can find more from Torrie on Facebook and Instagram @victoriaashleydiamond.