Towards the end of the month (30th April 2018) we’ll experience the April full moon, commonly referred to as The Pink Moon. So what does this mysterious name mean and what does The Pink Moon symbolise?
Will the moon change colour?
As you probably could have guessed, the moon doesn’t actually change colour. In fact, its name actually has Native American roots and refers to the early pink blooms of phlox that would appear at this time.
Why is it called The Pink Moon?
Many centuries ago, Native Americans didn’t have calendars to separate time, days and seasons. Therefore they used the moon to track the seasons. They eventually started naming the different full moons and took inspiration from other natural events that were occuring at the time.
What is The Pink Moon’s spiritual meaning?
Since The Pink Moon is named after bright pink flowers that bloom every spring, many people believe the moon symbolises new and exciting opportunities. Now’s the perfect time to focus on something new and embark on a new challenge. Spring in general tends to evoke similar connotations, with people spring cleaning their homes and detoxing their lives.
What other symbolic meanings of the moon are there?
The moon can mean different things to different cultures. Here are just a few popular meanings from various cultures and parts of the world:
- Symbol of the soul
- Human beings’ ability to adapt
- Inner intuitive self