Tonight brings us the first Full Moon of the new spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the April Full Moon is known as the Pink Moon, supposedly because of the herb moss which looks to be a dusty pink under the Full Moon light. Other names for this month’s full Moon include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg, Grass, or Easter Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is the first Full Moon of Autumn. For those living in the southern hemisphere, this is the Hunter’s Moon.
The Druids called the Spring Moon of April, the Seed Moon because this Moon signalled the time for planting. And, for the Druids, this was also the first Moon of the New Year as their year ended with the dead of the winter and began with the planting season, the time when the world once again came alive with warmth and greenery.
Each Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun (our conscious self) and Moon (our emotions and subconscious desires), and each are about some kind of awareness within our relationships. Libra is an Air sign ruled by Venus. When the Moon is full in Libra (balance), it opposes the Aries Sun (independence). Under Libra, we have a desire to connect with others while Aries values independence so this Full Moon requires that we find a balance between the 'self' from the powerful Aries influence this month and Libra's need for peace and harmony and connection. Hence, this Full Moon puts a focus on our relationship with others and balancing 'my' needs which may be conflicting with 'your' needs. The two must be balanced if healthy relationships are to occur.
During this Full Moon you might wish to take some time to examine where your own relationship is out of balance. Ask yourself in what areas you are you letting your own needs come before the needs of your loved ones, and in what areas do you find yourself giving too much while neglecting your own needs?