Full moon & the tenacity of Hummingbird

On the eve of the full moon and lunar eclipse I found myself creeping my way home from a ritual gathering on a slick highway in a blowing slush-storm. There would be no moon gazing on a beautiful Spring night as I had hoped.

Just over a week ago, I got three feet of snow at my place, and my body is still a bit weary from all the extra work. Yet, I’m grateful. Moisture is always appreciated here in the parched West. I’m also sleepy because my sweet old dog has been keeping me up at night. As a result of the vaccine episode I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, he now needs to go out more often. So, my general state of being lately has been bone tired.

How magical, then, that the oracle card I pulled to share with you this full moon was Hummingbird. And the word that came to me was tenacity. When migrating hummingbirds make their way north from their winter homes in southern Mexico and Central America, they fly up to 23 miles per day. Traversing the Gulf of Mexico, they can fly up to 500 miles, battling heavy winds and rain. Food can be scarce or non-existent. To sleep, hummingbirds enter torpor, which is a hibernation-like state that allows them to survive the night without using much energy.

This seems like an impossible journey, and who wants to leave the warmth of Central America to come to snowy Colorado? Yet, every year around mid-April as petite ambassadors of Spring, they begin showing up at my house. These tiny, mighty creatures are fierce, which you’ll notice if you ever watch them together at a feeder.

What does it mean to bring more energy of tenacity into our lives? For me, that means traveling light, trusting in the bigger picture and not getting slowed down by worries or past stories. It means navigating by the voice of my own heart, not by the advice of others–no matter how well-meaning–which is often rooted in their own fear. It also requires me to devote time to staying tightly connected to my inner compass so that I can discern what is worth fighting for.

Being tenacious means accessing what the Q’ero people of Peru call munay—a combination of will and love.

My intention for this full moon is to be more in my munay, a tenacious warrior of love. I fall short of that much of the time, but it is my constant aspiration. The full moon/eclipse energy we are in at this moment supports that ideal. The full moon rose March 25 in the astrological sign of Libra, which teaches us about love, harmony and beauty. At the same time, the sun sign archetype we are dancing with is Aries, the warrior, the ram–a determined one indeed!

Lunar eclipse energy supports endings, and full moons are also associated with completion. So now’s a good time to notice what needs to end to make more space for what wants to be created. That takes courage. Endings can be painful, even when it’s clear they are necessary.

As a spirit animal, the fierce hummingbird symbolizes lightness of being. It teaches us about the sweetness of life, playfulness, resilience and adaptability. One if its messages is that you can go anywhere you want to go–your only obstacle is yourself.

Potent medicine for the journey, don’t you think?

If you would like me to choose a full moon card for you to interpret, please message me. I’m also available for full card readings, intuitive readings, healing sessions and spiritual mentoring. Find out more and learn about special events here.

Happy Full Moon, Tenacious One!

Share with others....


Jennifer Reeve

I am  a healing guide, a space holder and a reflector of your sacred light. My aim is to help you connect with your wild, expansive Divine essence so you may freely share your gifts with the world. I offer intuitive readings, non-touch energy healings, spiritual mentoring, embodiment practices, nature connection and sacred ceremony. It would be my honor to guide you toward your expansion.

Scroll to Top