The April Full Moon has many names: Budding Moon, Planting Moon, Egg Moon. This April, I have chosen Pink Moon, a direct reference to the arrival of phlox – a lovely spring flower in many colors, particularly a soft pink, with an intoxicating fragrance – a sure sign Spring has truly arrived.

Phlox Utopia

Have a seat and hold on to that image because you are going to need it.

Let’s take a look at the cards (top to bottom, left to right):


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5C Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

The Queens are women of action,  not idle, wistful, or waiting, and they want to get to it RIGHT NOW. Unfortunately, our lovely Pink Moon was ushered in by Mars Retrograde. For our Queens, that means patience is required. The time for immediate action is not quite now; the landscape must be well reviewed to create action rather than reaction. And while it may be we wish to make moves, change directions, and have grown impatient with waiting (Queen of Wands will NOT wait as we well know), any impetuous actions at this time will certainly end in tears.


No one is suggesting you hide under the covers for the duration of this retrograde, and I would never – ever! – suggest anyone avoid the fabulous energy of Selene’s Moon. But it is important to remember not all Full Moons are the same, and this one is particularly good for reviewing, planning and planting – in that order! – for future (near or far) events, activities, and goals. Some suggestions:

  • Write it down. If you have something particular you wish to start, write it all down, start to finish, every step of the journey. Read it through, asking yourself where possible pitfalls may lie – and plan accordingly. Remember, any battle plan is good until the first shot is fired – best to know how many bullets you will have on hand.
  • Spell it out. Full Moon ritual work can be very satisfying; the energy is high and if you use it to focus your intention, YOWZA! Design the spell according to a) your best strengths, and b) your truest goals; when you combine them (thoughtfully!) under the Pink Moon, prepare to be amazed.
  • Take a seat. A Full Moon meditation on the desired outcome, a full visualization of exactly who/what/where/when can be a potent magic on its own – pay close attention to the vision you create, clues to your success will certainly be included and you do not want to miss them.
  • Relax and enjoy. Do not allow this (or any other) phase of the moon or retrograde to disturb or disrupt you. Proceeding with common sense is a good idea (as always) but you do not need to be fearful. If nothing else, enjoy a lovely Spring Weekend. Smell the phlox!!

It’s your moon, make the most of it!


((All images courtesy of Google Images and Facebook.))



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