What is a pink moon?
The April pink moon doesn’t in fact get its name from the colour it turns, but from the reappearance of the phlox flowers and their pink petals which blossom around this time of year in North America.
In fact, according to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, we receive a lot of our knowledge and understanding of moon (as well as their names) from Native American Culture. The Native Americans had a tendency to name their moons according to the changes they saw in nature at this time - Fish Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon are also names given to April’s pink moon by Native Americans according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
What’s the spiritual and astrological significance of the pink moon?
The April pink moon is a moon of renewal and rebirth. Decisions and intentions are hugely important as this is a very powerful lunar cycle. The pink moon occurs in Scorpio and the new moon occurs in Aries, meaning that this is a cycle dominated by Mars.
Decisions and resolutions made during the period before the pink moon grow in potency and solidify as the moon reaches its full potency on Friday. Many say it’s a great time to make a hard decision, have the courage to change something, or make the decision to solidify a relationship.
The influence of Saturn on the pink moon means that it’s not only a moon of rebirth and new growth, but also one of constancy and discipline.
So make some meaningful choices and decisions, they’ll stand by you!
When to watch it and what to expect
The Pink Moon despite its name will in fact not be pink, but is more likely to be yellow or orange according to AccuWeather report. It is at its most dramatic as it rises above the earth’s atmosphere, which will be around 12:12 BST.