Happy Full Moon Day! April’s full moon is known as The Pink Moon, so called because according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac it heralded the arrival of the first Spring flowers, the “moss pink” or “wild ground phlox”, for the Native Americans to whom we owe thanks for all our full moon names.
Pink Flowers on Creeping Phlox – Photo courtesy of photos-public-domain.com
Unfortunately this beautiful pink plant doesn’t grow in my part of the world but we have cherry blossom as a more than suitable alternative. Or, if like me you are lucky enough to have one right outside your door, Magnolia trees put out their gorgeous pink blossoms around this time, if only very briefly!
Other names for April’s full moon include Egg Moon, Fish Moon, or Grass Moon. If like me you’re in the UK, moonrise tonight should be around 7:38PM but as is often the way, the weather forecast is predicting it will be a cloudy night so we may not get the best view of our beloved lunar lady. But as always we know she is up there watching over us.
The Pink Moon is a great time for pulling up weeds and planting new crops underground, both literally and spiritually. Think out with the old, in with the new. Time to let go of the things that sap your energy and serve no useful purpose and make way for new beginnings and future growth. This ties in nicely with the fact that this full moon is in Scorpio. Full moon in Scorpio is all about death and rebirth, renewal and transformation so it’s the perfect time to let go of old resentments and start moving forward. Even something as simple as clearing out some old clutter or cleansing and charging your crystals would be a perfect way to honour the pink moon.
However you choose to mark the occasion it’s great opportunity to cleanse and refresh your energy ready for Beltane on Tuesday!
Blessed be x