After the long winter it’s time to throw your head back and howl at the Full Pink Moon April 22, 2016 at 05:24 UTC . This is a wonderful time of year because it expresses rebirth and growth. This moon may look full a day before and after to the casual observer.
Full Moons are about completion and something in our lives needs to evolve and either close out or be taken to the next level.
Asking ourselves the following questions may help us tune into what the universe wants us to see.
- How much is too much?
- Where do we draw the line? What are the risks in doing so?
- How bad do we want it and how far are we willing to go to get it?
- Is enough ever enough?
Nobody knows the answers except for us—taking a minute to honestly ask ourselves may prove beneficial.
The April 22 full moon is the smallest full moon of the year. We’ve heard it called the micro-moon or mini-moon. What is a mini-moon or micro-moon?. The terms mini-moon and micro-moon stem from popular culture. They roll off the tongue more easily than apogee full moon. As some indication of the appellation’s growing popularity, I have found that the NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day and timeanddate.org sites both like to call the smallest full moon a micro-moon.
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.
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.
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. CherokeeBillie.com