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Super Pink Moon 2021: Spiritual Meaning And Rituals You Should Know

Alexis Ty | International Business Times | April 23, 2021

KEY POINTS

  • The Pink Moon is expected to reach its peak illumination on April 26, at 11:33 p.m. EDT
  • April’s Pink Moon occurs in early springtime and is seen as the time for changes, progress and fertility
  • Rituals associated with the full moon include connecting with nature and manifesting dreams and goals

The Pink Moon may not literally be pink in color, but it is associated with various meanings. This month, April’s Pink Moon will reach its peak illumination on the eve of April 26 at approximately 11:33 p.m. EDT. 

A supermoon is an event when the full moon is closest to Earth. Compared to the average full moon, super moons are 7% bigger and about 15% brighter and are also believed by some to have spiritual meanings. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Pink Moon is associated with fertility and offers the best time to start anew.

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The Pink Moon as Seen from Britain on the Evening of April 26, 2021

The belief that the Pink Moon is the perfect opportunity to start over stems from the fact that it most commonly occurs in springtime. The blossoming of flowers is seen as a symbol of starting fresh in order to fully bloom, as per Bust.

The Pink Moon is also believed to be a symbol of optimism for the future. During this time, one can expect to have some of his goals and dreams achieved, according to the Peculiar Brunette. In order for this to happen, however, one must figure out which parts to let go of in order to move forward in life.

“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 and redirect from your initial strategy to help make your intentions and goals successful and long-lasting,” said Amanda Brethauer, who runs The Peculiar Brunette blog.

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The Pink Moon

Other than fertility, progress and optimism, the Pink Moon is also linked to other spiritual meanings such as light-heartedness, adaptability and generosity.

Full moons are seen as powerful tools to manifest wishes and goals. This Monday, when the Pink Moon places itself high above the evening sky, manifest some of the goals you wish to achieve by listening to music that triggers happy emotions, speaking with gratitude and imagining yourself already hearing about the good news.

If you’re not into manifesting, you can simply revel in the beauty of the Pink Moon by connecting with nature. Sit outside, be still and allow nature’s beauty to bring about good energy.

Super Pink Moon 2021: Where Can It Be Seen And At What Time

Athena Chan | International Business Times | April 22, 2021

KEY POINTS

  • April brings with it the first of two supermoons of the year
  • It may be called the “Supermoon Pink Moon” or “Super Pink Moon”
  • However,  while it’s called the “Pink Moon,” it will not have a pinkish hue

Skywatchers watch out for the upcoming full moon. It’s the first supermoon of the year and it has several interesting names, including the “Pink Moon” and “Moon When The Ducks Come Back.”

The April moon will appear full for three days starting Sunday evening, NASA said. It will, however, reach its peak illumination Monday, April 26, at 11:32 p.m. EDT. This may translate to April 27 in other time zones, for instance, in Asia, Africa and Europe. Hence, people may want to check a lunar phase calendar to see when it will be in their particular location.

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The Pink Moon in 2017

No matter which part of the world sky watchers may be in, they will have ample time to enjoy the view of the supermoon. Coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, “supermoon” refers to when the new or full moon is at its closest to the Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than the usual.

The upcoming full moon will be the first supermoon of the year, and the second will come soon after in May. The latter will be even closer to the Earth, albeit just slightly. As NASA noted, the two are “virtually tied.”

Why Is It Called The ‘Pink Moon’?

Like other full moons, the April full moon has quite a few names, including the Pink Moon. Being a supermoon, this may be called a “Supermoon Pink Moon,” NASA said, or “Super Pink Moon,” as The Farmer’s Almanac described it.

However, being a Pink Moon doesn’t mean that it will have a pinkish hue when it rises. The reason it’s called as such is that it comes at the time of the year when the Phlox subulata, a common wildflower in North America that’s also called “moss pink,” begins its early springtime blooms, The Farmer’s Almanac Explained. According to NASA, it’s one of the “earliest widespread flowers of spring.”

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The Pink Moon in 2017

Other names for it include ones that are quite straightforward in what they are referencing. This includes “Moon of the Red Grass Appearing,” “Moon When the Streams Are Again Navigable” and “Moon When the Ducks Come Back.”

Those who would like to catch a glimpse of it won’t have difficulty as the moon is quite easy to spot. And as a supermoon, it may be 7% bigger and 15% brighter than other full moons, The Farmer’s Almanac noted.

Those who enjoy seeing the moon can also look forward to other celestial body sightings. From Sunday evening until Monday morning, the bright star called Spica will be close to the full moon, NASA said. Those who will stay up for longer may also catch a glimpse of Jupiter and Saturn, which will appear over the horizon when the morning twilight begins at 5:14 a.m. EDT.


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