After the long winter it’s time to throw your head back and howl at the full pink moon. This is a wonderful time of year because it expresses rebirth and growth. The April Pink Full Moon is filled with magic as it contains a complete lunar Eclipse making this a powerful time to set your intentions. Plan a ritual to physically plant your seeds of desire in Mother Earth. This time of year is filled with pink healing energy that can be opened up to receive and embrace its majesty and glory.
This Total Lunar Eclipse or “Blood Moon” is on April 4, 2015 at 8:06 A.M. and will be visible in most of North America, South America, Asia and parts of Australia. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 5 minutes. From beginning to end, it will last for 3 hours and 29 mins. This is the third eclipse in the 2014–2015 tetrad. The moon will be having a red shade because the sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere becomes tinted red as seen during sunrise and sunset. Throughout the total eclipse, the red light coming from the Earth’s atmosphere reaches the moon so the color becomes red. This is why it is called a “Blood Moon”
The Pink Moon received its name from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
The full moon of April is also known as the Egg Moon. Both names, Pink and Egg, indicate the sprouting of seed and the explosion of bright beauty found in the phlox (pink) and other flowers rising for the spring debut.
April Moon Facts and Folklore
On April 20, 1972, the lunar module of Apollo XVI landed on the moon with astronauts John Young and Charles Duke aboard. Thomas Mattingly remained in orbit around the moon aboard the command module. This was the third exportation of the moon.
One day later on April 21, 1972, Apollo XVI astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drove an electric car (LEM) on the surface of the moon. It’s still up there along with some expensive tools and some film that they forgot.
The period from the full Moon through the last quarter of the Moon is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.
Take this time to celebrate the beauty of the moon and all the inspiration that it gives us. If you do decide to howl make sure you don’t freak out your neighbors. Have fun, dance, sing, and enjoy yourself.
Full moon blessings,
The Full Moon is an amazing time to get a spiritual reading. It’s a great time to check in and see how things are going. This full moon spiritual reading is a great general reading to assess how your life is currently going and where you are on your path.
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