The Pink Moon is Here!


Vidia OBryant, Editor-in-Chief

Mark your calendars everyone, April’s full moon is coming up! This full moon will be the first full moon of spring, making it especially strong in terms of growth, closure, and balancing emotions. It will occur on Thursday, April 6th and peak at 12:34 am eastern time.

This month’s full moon is known as the Pink Moon. Unfortunately, this is not due to the physical appearance of the moon, but due to the blossoming of a flower called phlox. The April full moon usually coincidentally happens around the time that phlox begins to sprout. These flowers are commonly connected to the beginning of spring, and due to their pink appearance, April’s full moon is labeled the Pink Moon

Full moons are best for thanking the universe and being grateful for any good karma you have recently received. A common misconception is that the full moon is the beginning of the moon cycle, but in truth it’s the opposite. The full moon signifies the end of the cycle. This end mark often pushes people to attempt to wrap up something in their life and prepare to start something new. This is why during a full moon, it’s in a person’s best interest to conclude any unfinished projects.

Full moons are also good for manifesting because the most successful manifesting comes from speaking your desires into existence. On the occasion of a full moon, thanking the universe for bringing your desires is the simplest way to achieve this. This is due to the fact that a full moon is meant to be a time of gratitude and appreciation. While your desire hasn’t actually been met yet, thanking the universe is what brings it into existence. Instead of wishing for something to happen to you, you must take the route of thanking the universe as if it has already happened. 

The Moon will be in Libra on April 6th, essentially meaning that this full moon is all about balance and finding peace/serenity. In astrology, the moon rules over emotions and falling into the sign of Libra may cause a resurfacing of romantic feelings for an ex-partner or friendship. If this occurs, the best action is to reflect on those feelings and take the time to understand what they mean. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, meaning that many people will feel the urge to dive into a romantic situation they may not be quite ready for. Be wary of this and attempt to think through any and all situations you find yourself in. Maintaining an emotional balance during this full moon is key!

Overall, this full moon should bring prospering ideas to all with the connection it has to spring. Like the flowers, new ideas may blossom and relationships will continue to grow. The energy of Libra with this moon will force internal discussion surrounding feelings and desires. I recommend sitting with your thoughts this moon and sorting through the things you truly want. The Libra energy in the air should assist you in achieving this, but you cannot rely solely on the moon to help you. You must also help yourself and harness the energy to the best of your ability!