Pink Moon Magic: The Wondrous Mysteries of April’s Full Moon

Pink Moon Magic: The Wondrous Mysteries of April’s Full Moon

The Full Moon of April 2024 is called the Pink Moon. Depending on where you live, Spring may be in full season, or newly formed buds are just beginning to take shape.

Determined tulips and daffodils push their way forward, destined to show off a bright, brilliant display of colors. The air simmers with anticipation and possibilities! We are entirely immersed in the season of Spring and with it, themes of prosperity and a deep internal mindset shift.

Every full moon has its own name based on the month or season it appears in. Creating a name for each full Moon allows people to reflect on each season and how it affects them and the natural world. Due to their origins, the full moon names can vary slightly.

Most Full Moon names are English translations of Native American names; others are rooted in Celtic, European (Anglo-Saxon and Germanic), and more recent Neo-Pagan origins. I created a guide to each Full Moon, complete with their meanings and how you can celebrate

Please note that I make every effort to ensure this information is correct and accurate through my own experiences and referencing sources throughout AND at the bottom of this article.

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When is the Full Moon in April 2024?

In 2024, April’s Full Moon, the Pink Moon, occurs on April 23rd and peaks at 7:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Spiritual Meaning of the Pink Moon

Wild Ground Phlox (also known as Moss Phlox aka Phlox subulata, pictured below) takes all the credit for naming April’s Pink Full Moon because they’re in full bloom during this season, and so are we! Let their joyful blossoms inspire you!

The Pink Moon’s spiritual meaning is about optimism for the future and anticipating goals and dreams coming to fruition.

The Full Moon of April 2024 is a time to fully focus on the present. We’re past the planning stages and have begun implementing changes we’ve been plotting and scheming all Winter. Trust yourself as you attempt to change and grow. Allow yourself the chance to fail and the courage to try again.

Be willing to adapt or completely change your initial strategy to help your intentions to be successful and long-lasting. Remember to prioritize balance and nourish your spirit to avoid burnout. This will help you remain focused and clear-headed. Place boundaries when needed and recognize what you need to let go of to move forward.

Relax, slow down, and embrace the happiness and pleasure the Pink Moon brings with it.

Spiritual Meaning of the Pink Moon Wild Ground Phlox

What Pagan Holiday is associated with the April Full Pink Moon?

The Spring season is in full swing when April’s Pink Moon arrives, so it’s often connected with these themes.

The Spring Equinox is a Pagan Holiday that represents balance, personal growth, and new experiences. The extreme cold of Winter is gradually receding as the days grow longer and brighter.

Spiritual Meaning of the Pink Moon. Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished. Lau Tzu

Full Moon April 2024 Alternative Names

  • Egg Moon (Anglo-Saxons)
  • Moon of Windbreak (kwiyamuyaw) Hopi, Southwest, Arizona)
  • Budding or Growing Moon (Celtic) (Source: Time and Date)
  • Bear a Child Moon (YitAruwakrere Nuti) Catawba Indian Nation, South Carolina)
  • Awakening Moon (this is a more modern term used by Neo-Pagans)
  • Planting Moon (Tahch’atapa) Tunica, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana)
  • Peony Moon (Chinese)
  • It’s Thundering Moon (Wasakayutese) Oneida Native American

For a list of even more Native American Moon names, check out American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s article here or Western Washington University’s article here.

Pink Moon Correspondences

It’s easy to see why fertility, change, new growth, and adaptability are major themes during April’s Pink Moon. We shake off the heaviness of Winter and embrace the light-hearted days of Spring.

Spiritual Meaning and Intentions

  • Intuition
  • Generosity
  • Productivity
  • Courage
  • Light-heartedness
  • Progress
  • Fertility
  • Potency
  • Innovation
  • Change
  • Adaptability
  • New growth

April Full Moon Colors

When it comes to April’s Full Pink Moon, think of all the flowers that are starting to bloom right now. Many of them are deeper and brighter hues than you’ve seen in earlier months, and they will continue to increase as the Spring and Summer seasons continue.

  • Pink – of course!
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

How I Celebrate April’s Full Moon

Here are a few Pink Moon rituals, intentions, and magical ideas to help you celebrate April’s Full Moon. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out Full Moon Rituals You Need To Know!

Align Yourself

It’s so simple to find ways to connect to Nature right now! Take a moment to sit outside and be still. Ground yourself by standing barefoot on the grass or ground. Breathe in the Spring air and notice how Nature is blooming all around you! Feel that exuberant energy fill you up, too!

Find a way to connect with yourself as well. You’ll need a strong and grounding root system as you attempt to accomplish your goals. What do you need to feel stable? What boundaries do you need to establish with yourself or your loved ones?

Artist Date

I once heard Elizabeth Gilbert say reading Julia Cameron’s book, “The Artist’s Way,” helped inspire her to write Eat, Pray, Love. So, I snagged my own copy, and it was truly inspiring. My two biggest takeaways are prioritizing writing or journaling every morning and weekly Artist Dates.

The Full moon of April 2024 embodies an Artist Date, so why not combine the two? An Artist Date is basically a solo adventure of assigned fun! It can be simple or more intentional. They should stimulate your imagination and indulge your curiosity.

Artist Date Ideas

  • Take a long walk and notice the details of Nature all around you
  • Visit your local library
  • Binge a new YouTube channel!
  • Go for a long drive and sing along to your favorite music
  • Have a living room picnic with your favorite snacks
  • Drop by a cafe and order something indulgent
  • Take a class on something you’ve always wanted to try pottery, yoga, watercolors, learning a new language, photography, knitting, self-defense, etc.
  • Spend the night in a hotel
  • Reflect next to a river or stream
  • Check out a local farmer’s market
  • Indulge in a long bath
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Listen to a new podcast
  • Go through your house, find some items to donate, and then actually donate them!
  • Visit a local brewery or vineyard and try something new
  • Check out a local museum
  • Go for a walk with a journal or sketchbook
  • Try a new guided meditation
  • Sit in your backyard and finish your garden planning and preparation
  • Visit the tourist locations in your area
  • Try a new recipe
  • Set a small budget and visit a local thrift store. Find something you can create a piece of art with. Think outside the box!

Wind Moon

April’s Moon is also known as the Moon of Windbreak. As rain, thunder, and wind storms continue throughout the month of April, they spread seeds and life along with it. Reminding us of the power, strength, and endurance of Mother Nature. Spend some time reflecting on this idea and concept.

Why not embrace that dazzling wind energy? Sit outside and let it blow across your face and through your hair. Let the wind flow through you, around you, and embrace it within you. Bring out your crystals or tools to experience the wind cleansing as well.

April’s Moon of Windbreak

Dandelions

Here in Idaho, April brings lots of dandelions! These “weeds” have many uses, so don’t discount them! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Create a flower crown
  • Make dandelion oil
  • Decorate your home with them
  • Use them to dye eggs or fabric
  • Leave the dandelions alone and watch the bees enjoy them
  • Eat them! The whole plant is edible, but make sure they haven’t been sprayed with weed killer. If you’d like to create your own powerful materia medica, check out the Best Herbalism Books for Beginners.

A Pink Moon Ritual for Manifesting Your Dreams

This Candle Magic ritual is perfect for connecting with the themes of April’s Pink Moon, including intuition and new growth!

I highly recommend you check out my Candle Magic Series on YouTube if you’d like more in-depth information. It covers Beginner Basics, How to Cleanse and Dress, Color Meanings, Divination and more!

Gather Your Supplies

  • Chime Candle
    • Pink (symbolizes self-compassion, joy, and happiness)
    • OR Purple (helps with manifestation, creativity, and knowledge)
  • Olive oil
  • Mint (dried leaves or essential oil) to attract financial prosperity
  • Pinch of Nutmeg for luck and good health
  • Lavender (dried or essential oil) to promote happiness and peace
  • Lighter or matches
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Fire-safe candle holder (I like to use a 6.5″ cast iron)
  • Supplies for creating a Vision Board:
    • Cardstock Paper, Journal, or try creating a digital vision board (Canva would be a great choice for this)
    • Scissors
    • Glue or tape
    • Images or words representing your manifestation goals (Pinterest, Canva, old magazines, photos on your phone, and AI generators are great for this)

Prepare Your Space and Ritual

Organize your supplies in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. Somewhere, you can relax and be yourself. Create a cozy space for yourself with mood lighting, candles, incense, diffuser, or whatever makes your heart sing. I’d also recommend cleansing the space in the method of your choice.

Arrange your supplies on a clean altar or table. Ensure it’s safe to burn a candle. Grab your purple or pink candle. Chime candles are popular choices, but feel free to use any candle you prefer. If you need help choosing, watch my YouTube video, Types of Candles and Beginner Basics.

Dress the candle will olive oil, mint, nutmeg, and lavender. For a step-by-step tutorial, check out my YouTube video, How to Cleanse and Dress a Spell Candle. Although this step isn’t required, every ingredient helps add its own magic and spiritual intentions to your manifestation.

Start the Candle Ritual

Before lighting the candle, take a moment to focus on what you want to manifest. Imagine it clearly in your mind as if it’s happened already. You want it to feel so real that it’s almost like a memory. When you’re ready, light the candle. Remember, the candle flame represents your manifestations and dreams coming to life.

Put on your headphones and play music that triggers strong and happy reactions! It should be powerful enough to make you emotional. You should feel inspired, amazing, and ready to take on the world. Let the music boost your energy and excitement for your dreams.

I often use movie scores and soundtracks. Sorry, I love music and can definitely get carried away. You get the point, though; listen to your favorites! Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

  • A Dark Knight by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
  • Lord of The Rings / Hobbit music by Howard Shore
  • Dune Score by Hans Zimmer (Gom Jabbar and Ripples in the Sand are my faves)
  • I created this Throwback playlist on Spotify a lot (it’s mostly late 90’s and early 00’s)

Creating Your Vision Board

While your candle burns and your music plays, it’s time to get creative! Make a vision board using paper, a journal, or even a digital platform like Canva. Add any pictures or words that represent what you want and inspire you.

Feel the positive energy around you as you create your vision board. Let it fill you with confidence as you attract your manifestation with this ritual.

Close the Ritual

After finishing your vision board, take a moment to think about how you feel and say what you’re grateful for. Allow the candle to burn down completely. Keep your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day, reminding you of what’s on its way.

Full Moon Schedule 2024

  • The Full Wolf Moon occurs on January 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 12:54 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Snow Moon occurs on February 24th, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Worm Moon occurs on March 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Pink Moon occurs on April 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Flower Moon occurs on May 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 9:53 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Strawberry Moon occurs on June 21st, 2024, and peaks at 9:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Buck Moon takes place on July 21st, 2024, and peaks at 6:17 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Sturgeon Moon occurs on August 19th, 2024, and peaks at 2:26 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Harvest Moon takes place on September 17th, 2024, reaching its peak at 10:34 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Hunter Moon takes place on October 17th, 2024, and peaks at 7:26 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Beaver Moon occurs on November 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:28 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Cold Moon takes place on December 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Is the Full Moon of April 2024 a Supermoon?

No, the Full Moon of April will NOT be a supermoon.

However, there will be TWO Supermoons in September and October this year!

The astronomical term for this [supermoon] phenomenon is perigee-syzygy Moon. The alignment of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth that occurs at both new and full moon is known as syzygy.

Britannica – Supermoon

Will April’s Pink Moon Have A Lunar Eclipse in 2024?

No, April’s Pink Moon will not have a Lunar Eclipse this year. However, on April 8th, 2024, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse!

In fact, there will be two Lunar Eclipses AND two Solar Eclipses in 2024! (see chart below)

Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2024

Lunar Eclipse (Penubral)

March 24th – 25th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and partially Africa

Solar Eclipse (Total)

April 8th

(when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun)

Visible in North America, Western Europe, and the Northern part of South America

Lunar Eclipse (Partial)

September 17th – 18th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa

Solar Eclipse (Annular)

October 2nd

(when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, creating a ring of fire)

Visible in the southern part of North America and South America.

penumbra, (from Latin paene, “almost”; umbra, “shadow”), in astronomy, the outer part of a conical shadow, cast by a celestial body, where the light from the Sun [or other light source like the moon] is partially blocked—as compared to the umbra (q.v.), the shadow’s darkest, central part, where the light is totally excluded.

Britannica – Penumbra Eclipse

Is There a Black Moon in April 2024?

No, April doesn’t have a seasonal Black Moon in 2024.

However, there will be a calendrical Black Moon on November 30th, 2024.

A Black Moon is a modern phrase that is very similar to the definition of a Blue Moon. However, it involves two NEW MOONS inside a specified time period rather than two FULL MOONS. Since two New Moons take place in the month of November, it makes this a calendrical Black Moon.

A Black Moon brings success and good luck. While a Black Moon is not an astronomical phrase, it’s honored and celebrated by Pagans, witches, and other spiritual practitioners.

I hope this post about the Full moon in April 2024 was helpful! Lots of love to you, and remember, as always…

Sources

Buckles, Anne, Aparna Kher, and Vigdis Hocken. Traditional Full Moon Names. Time and Date. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/full-moon-names.html

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “penumbra”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 20 Jul. 1998, https://www.britannica.com/science/penumbra-eclipse.

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