April – Wind Moon

Pagan: Wind Moon, Seed Moon, Planting Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac:  Pink Moon, Hare Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon

In the Pacific Northwest, April’s Full Moon arrives on April 25 at 11:57 am (PST).

Nature Spirits: faeries
Herbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistle
Colors: crimson red, gold
Flowers: daisy, sweet pea
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouli
Stones: ruby, garnet
Trees: pine, bay, hazel
Animals: bear, wolf
Birds: hawk, magpie
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast

Energy: Creating and producing, returning balance, change, self-confidence, self-reliance, taking advantage of opportunities. Work on temper and emotional flare-ups and selfishness. This is a good time for working on potential relationships, or looking at problems in existing ones.

  • At this time, the storms of March subside to the gentle breezes of April, scattering seeds and spreading life.
  • Known as the Hare Moon, the hare being a sacred animal associated with springtime and fertility in Roman legends.
  • Also known as the Pink Moon after the spring flowers that began to appear.
  • Other names were the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon (common among coastal tribes), when the fish came upstream to spawn.

PaganWiccan About.com – Wind Moon
Pagan’s Path – Full Moon Names
AngelFire – The Olde Way
Wicca – Celtic Connection
Farmers’ Almanac – Full Moon Names
Wise Witches Society – Full Moon Names

© A Year And A Day (2013)

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