The Pink Moon – Full Moon of April

Tomorrow evening, April 11th, is the full moon for the month of April. Known as the Pink Moon, it gets its name from the pink flowers that bloom at this time. As spring begins to emerge, we too can look at the new and blossoming events that are taking place in our lives at this time.

This full moon is in the zodiac sign Libra. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus governs our desires, love, and beauty. Libra is a sign of love and relationships. Known with having the symbol of the scales, this sign is also all about fairness and balance.

At this full moon, we shift our focus on our relationships and how to achieve harmony within them. Have they become out of balance? Are you and your partner fighting more? Are you so focused on work that you have put your relationship aside? Or visa versa. Have you put so much of your energy into your relationship that you don’t do anything else? Meditating on these questions can help shed light as to what steps you need to take in order to restore balance and harmony to your relationships.

As we focus on our relationships, we may be challenged by the sun’s energy in Aries. This sign is the first of the zodiac, and as such, has a “me, me, me” mentality. Strike a balance between “me” and “we” as these opposite signs learn to work together in harmony.

To assist with your full moon magick, here is a crystal pairing for this Pink Moon. Meditate and carry them with you for this full moon.

 

Smoky Quartz

A stone of the zodiac Libra, Smoky Quartz balances both crown and root chakra energy, connecting us to earth and spirit. It is effective at dissolving negative energies such as fear, anxiety, stress, anger, depression, and anything that is inhibiting you from moving forward in a positive direction. It is a wonderful mediation stone, as it helps bring inner stillness to the body as we seek out answers from within.

Use this stone for your body. Let go of the things that no longer serve you. As we let these old patterns die, we can make way for new growth to begin.

Emerald

Called “the stone of successful love”, Emerald helps in opening and connecting oneself to the heart chakra. Emerald provides balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in love.

Use this stone for your heart. Let it assist you in finding balance in not only your relationship, but yourself. Allow it to heal and stabilizing your emotions.

Moonstone 

Associated to the moon and lunar magick, Moonstone symbolized the constant changes and cycles of life. It connects to the mind and heart, providing inner wisdom, and having the ability to open the heart to accepting love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.

Use this stone for the spirit. Let it be a reminder of the new beginnings the cycles of the moon bring. Set forth your intentions for this full moon with the help of Moonstone.

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