April’s Pink Moon


Heads up werewolves, there’s a full moon coming this week and guess what? It’s a pink one. Yeah, you read that right, a moon Elle Woods herself would be happy to see shinning down in all its pink (and glamorous) glory. 

But what exactly is a Pink Moon and what does it mean for us mere mortals?

Well make yourself cozy my dear friend, because things are going to get a little, eh… well, pink around here…

A full moon is a lunar phase that occurs every 29.9 days when the moon is completely visible from Earth. This next full moon will rise on April 11, 2017 and is most commonly referred to as, yeah, you guessed it: The Pink Moon. Tuesday night will be the most optimal time to see the moon but it should also be visible between Monday April 10 and onto April 12.

I’m sorry to disappoint and please try not to hate me. But, sadly this moon will not shine down a luminous baby pink glow upon us while we sleep like some kind of weird Barbie doll invasion.

Although it doesn’t look exactly pink in colour. The term ‘Pink’ comes from the moss pink herb or wild ground phlox flower that blooms in early spring, thus the Pagans named Luna herself after this April Pink Flower. Cute, right? 

Sadly today we no longer follow a moon calendar, (but I think we still should because the moon is awesome) but April’s Pink Moon is still very significant in dictating many religious holidays and other dates that we celebrate.

Easter always falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring Equinox meaning Easter will be April 16 of this year. While the April Pink Moon also dictates the beginning of the Jewish Passover and the Hindu Hanuman festival.

In famous Pagan traditions, the Pink Moon, which can also be referred to as the Wind Moon, alerts us to the changes in nature that take place at this time of year — and how you can enact similar changes in your own life to reflect your ever growing surroundings.

So for you folk out there seeking for a change, a chance to start over or a reason to try something new, this Pink Moon is for you. It symbolises nature being reborn into spring and celebrates the circle of life. (See, told you the moon is awesome.)

For any of you interested Slooh.com will be live streaming the moon online on Tuesday night.