The First Supermoon of 2021: April's Pink Full Moon in Scorpio
Find out why April 26's Pink Supermoon is so intense…
This month's Full Moon in Scorpio isn't going to be an ordinary Full Moon. This lunar event, also known as the Pink Moon, is going to be extra special since it will also be a Supermoon, making it one of the most magnificent Full Moons of 2021. It will shine at its biggest and brightest on April 26, 2021 at 11:32pm EDT, so make sure to venture outside and keep your eyes on the sky!
So, what is a Pink Moon? Contrary to its name, this Full Moon is not called a "Pink Moon" for its color, but rather to signify the time of the year when the earliest pink phlox and wildflowers begin to bloom. Though "Pink Moon" is the most common name for the April Full Moon, it also has several other names, including the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, or the Full Fish Moon. No matter what you call it, the Pink Full Moon is always spectacular!
In 2021, we will see a total of 2 full Supermoons with this Pink Moon being the first of them. The second and final Full Moon Supermoon of 2021 will be a Flower Moon. So, when is the next Supermoon? It's next month on May 26 -- and it will pack its own punch since it will also be a Total Lunar Eclipse!
What is a Supermoon?
A "Supermoon" is the term astrologers use to describe a Full Moon that appears larger and more luminous due to it being at the closest point of its approach to Earth in its orbit. The Moon's orbit is not a perfect circle, so it reaches its nearest proximity to planet Earth approximately 3-4 times each year -- this point in the Moon's orbit is called a "perigee."
When the Moon reaches its perigee at the same time as a Full Moon, we get to witness a "Supermoon" that is on average 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, and certainly more powerful than the typical Full Moon. The gravitational impact of such a close Full Moon also means ocean tides will be higher and stronger in the coming days and weeks.
While a Supermoon can only be observed during a Full Moon, it also can occur during a New Moon -- you just won't be able to see it since New Moons are invisible, making a Full Moon Supermoon all the more spectacular!
Why is the April 2021 Supermoon so intense?
The Moon rules our emotions and reactions, which naturally become more pronounced during a Full Moon. The Supermoon ups the ante even more from any other Full Moon and can cause extreme mood swings and some seriously overwhelming feelings. So, if you find yourself feeling hypersensitive during the Full Moon Supermoon, it's probably thanks to Luna's mighty influence.
But that's not all! The Super Pink Moon happening on April 26, 2021 is expected to be even MORE dramatic -- and that is because it will be occurring in the ferociously passionate sign of Scorpio.
Scorpio is the zodiac sign that is associated with the underworld and is known for prying deep beneath the surface in search of truth, bringing all that is hidden into the light. Scorpio also encourages metamorphosis and rebirth, making this Supermoon all the more likely to force deep-seated issues involving trust, power, or control to be unearthed and confronted head-on in order to pave the way for transformation.
The combination of the Moon in probing Scorpio opposing the Sun in security-loving Taurus means that secrets or taboo matters involving relationships and finances are likely to feel the most pressure during this Supermoon. While this might sound stressful, it is important to understand that whatever happens is ultimately for the best, even if it does not feel that way at first. Significant breakthroughs and new opportunities could arise for those who embrace the emotionally tumultuous nature of this Pink Moon Supermoon, so keep facing forward -- and in the meantime, enjoy how majestic this Moon looks on the horizon.
Full Moon Tarot Spread
Now that you know more about the Pink Moon meaning and how powerful it will be, you might be wondering how you can make the most of this potent lunar energy. All Full Moons are ideal times to release what is no longer serving you, but the fact that this Full Moon is in transformative Scorpio makes it the best time to figure out what you need -- and what you need to let go of.
Below is a 6-card Full Moon Tarot spread that will help you harness the powerful energy and lessons of the April 2021 Supermoon! All you need to do is find a quiet place, reflect on your current situation, and choose the six cards that are calling out to your higher self. If you're unsure of what each Tarot card means, you can look up any Tarot card meaning here.
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