A Full Moon Meditation for the Super Pink Moon of April 26th
The Super Pink Moon of April 26th is the first supermoon of the year and an excellent opportunity to try a full moon meditation. A full moon can symbolize a time of fulfillment, an opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved, or the end of a project or a period of time. A full moon brings new energy you can harness with a focused meditation.
What is a Supermoon?
The moon’s orbit around the earth is not a perfect circle. There is one point each month when the moon is closest to the earth (known as perigee) and once when it is farthest (known as apogee.)
During a supermoon, the perigee aligns with a full moon. This makes the full moon appear about 15% brighter and 7% bigger than normal. In 2021, there will be two supermoons. The first is April’s pink moon, making it a special time to try a full moon meditation.
April’s Full Moon
Many cultures call April’s full moon a “pink moon”, but don’t be disappointed if it’s not really pink. The color the moon appears depends on your location and on particles in the atmosphere.
This pink supermoon gets its name in North America because it aligns with the blooming of creeping phlox, a pretty pink wildflower. Of course, this is just one of the many names given for this moon. Other Native American names include:
- Breaking ice moon
- Moon of the red grass
- Budding moon
- Frog moon
- Moon when ducks return
- Moon when geese lay eggs
Full moon names describe natural phenomena that coincide with the time of year they appear. People use full moons to describe nature’s changing seasons and cycles.
Meditating on the Super Pink Moon
A full moon meditation focuses on increased energy, fulfillment, and the culmination of goals, projects, and intentions. Some people believe there are certain benefits of meditating on the full moon, including purification, a more intense spiritual experience, an increased manifestation of intentions, and a revitalization of the mind and body.
If you need some direction for this Super Pink Moon meditation, ponder the fact that the pink moon is a time when the beauty of spring begins to appear: ducks return, geese lay their eggs, flowers bloom, and the grass grows. New life is all around us as the world emerges from the winter months. Set an intention that aligns with new growth and the returning cycle of life. Think about how you want to experience rebirth and personal growth. Reflect on who you have been in the past and who you are becoming.
You can do a full moon meditation in any way that feels right to you. For inspiration on this month’s supermoon meditation, check out the many guided meditations on Relax Melodies. Find what speaks to you and your intentions for this first supermoon of the year.
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