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.

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.

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.

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