Pink Moon 2019: When is the next Full Moon over the UK? When is the Flower Moon?

Names can be deceiving and the April Pink Moon is a contemporary culprit. This month’s full moon will, weather permitting, should actually be imbued with a pale orange hue, turning to yellow as it rises over the horizon this Good Friday, April 19. But in addition to illuminating the night sky, the April Pink Moon has taken on a significant spiritual meaning.

According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac Native American tribes endowed each full moon with an apposite name evoking imagery from the season in which it occurs.

Because each tribe had its own traditions, it is also called the Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Hare Moon, or Fish Moon.

Overtime, colonial Americans adopted these names as well, and today, the names remain just as important to our cultural consciousness.

This month’s full moon earned its romantic moniker from the reappearance of the wild ground phlox flowers with their pink petals.

Spiritually, the Pink Moon always signifies rebirth and renewal.

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After a long winter, the resurgence of the colour pink is a revitalising dose of beauty and joy. It serves as a reminder that life is a set of ups and downs, a cycle of hibernation and reawakening.

Eminent spiritualist Cherokee Billie believes the Pink Moon “brings the stability and security to crystallise recent changes and make them permanent improvements”.

If you look back to where you were a few weeks ago on the April 15 new moon in Aries, you will most likely reflect how much your life has changed since then.

Whatever intentions you set on a new moon always develops throughout the course of the waxing moon phase, until your desires blossom completely on the full moon.

For example, if you made the decision to become a more positive person back then, you may notice how optimism has become a intrinsic aspect of your personality by the Pink Moon.

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Since the Pink Moon occurs in Scorpio while the new moon occurred in Aries, this particular lunar cycle is immensely powerful.

This is because both Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars, the most fiery and passionate of the planets.

The growth that occurs between such incredibly potent moon phases can be immense.

Since the Pink Moon will also sextile the ringed planet Saturn, ruler of discipline and stability, delivers in astrology can expect to see long-term changes to place.

So this is the perfect full moon to reorganise your daily routine, reinforce your relationships, and cut out any bad habits.

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When will the April Pink Moon arrive?

The April full moon will arrive this Friday. In the UK, the Earth’s lunar satellite will reach its Full Moon phase at around 12.12pm BST (11.12am UTC), when viewed from London.

Unfortunately, this will happen a whole eight hours before the Moon rises for the night.

Keen stargazers and photographers will not be able to see the April Pink Moon until after 8.05pm BST (7.05pm UTC) when it reveal itself over the horizon.


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