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The Full Moon arrives April 5 @ 9:34 PDT, April 6 @ 04:34 UTD,  12:34 am EDT, 4:34 pm NZST

Invite the Full Moon to shine her light on the alignment between your inner world and your outer world. 

This coming moon is referred to by some as the Pink Full Moon, named for the abundance of pink phlox emerging in North America during the warmer spring days. The image above (created with a Canva app text-to-image tool) captures that pink moon experience.

Of course, not all of us are experiencing the new astronomical spring season in the same way. While the cherry and plum blossoms are delighting those here in Vancouver, folks elsewhere in the northern hemisphere are still experiencing heavy snows and rains, winds and tornados. For some, this is Breaking Ice Moon. In some Anglo-Saxon and Celtic traditions, this is the Egg Moon or the Budding Moon, or the Awakening Moon. 

Those in the southern hemisphere are embracing harvest and the autumn season, and both reflect times of new beginning and journeys, albeit with very different energies.  

But hopefully those in northern locales are seeing some changes hinting the Earth’s spring renewal, if only the longer days. Be on the lookout for new buds and catkins on the trees, the return of migrating birds, and the nesting of local or returning birds.

What will you call this new full moon? Let your observations inform the name, if you haven’t already named the lunar month.

For me, this will be the Egg Full Moon, as I can see the nesting activity of the local birds and those returning from their winter homes. And I will be honouring this by using eggs – such a potent symbol of new beginnings – in my soul work and rituals this month.

The full moon in Libra can support your soul work at this time of new beginnings. Libra holds the archetypal energy of the judge, symbolized by the scales of balance as you weigh our experiences and choices, your balances, and your inner world vs your outer world. 

At the full moon, which can be dazzling at moonrise with 100% of its earth-facing surface reflecting the sun, invite that light into your full moon meditations.

Soul Work for the Full Moon

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At this full moon time, one can imagine the sun and moon in a partnership. The sun rules our outer world, the physical world, action, and the manifestation of our inner self to the world. The moon rules our inner world, fosters our hopes and dreams, and is the seat of our emotions and intuition.

Reflect on those two worlds. Are they balanced? Aligned? Is what you are manifesting in your outer world aligned with the ideals and visions of your inner world? With your truth? With your sense of being?  

If yes, wonderful! Consider how you might continue to maintain that sacred connection.

If the answer is no, that’s okay! Why? Because your awareness is now raised and you can consider how to change that no to a yes. Ask your wise inner self when that connection began to shift from alignment to misalignment. Has it always been that way, or is it something that happens at particular times or events, such as when under stress? 

And then ask your Wise Inner Self “What one step could I now take to begin realignment, and to manifesting my true Self to my outer world?”

Inspiration from the Bards

Photo by Kevin CASTEL on Unsplash

I wonder . . . can an affirmation be a prayer? Can a prayer be an affirmation? Can a prayer simply be a thought? A question? A wish?

We each have our own way of communicating with our deity —  if we have one — and of seeking some form of wisdom, either from our Wise Inner Self or one that exists outside of our Self. 

When I was a child, I learned to pray from the nuns at my school, to kneel, to make the sign of the cross and place my palms together. Now, like Mary Oliver below, I find a way to open a “doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak”.

Praying, by Mary Oliver

It doesn’t have to be 
the blue iris, it could be weeds
in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.