#1. This is the Biggest and Brightest Super Moon of the Year!
The Moon rises on April 7 literally minutes just before it reaches its peak brightness! Be sure to check out the ENE direction around sunset time as the Moon will slowly creep up above the horizon in the US.
#2. The Supermoon Peaks April 7 at 7:34pm PDT
April’s full Moon will be closer to Earth than other supermoons and it will be the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2020! A supermoon is when the Moon is closest to Earth in the process of its orbit around the Earth.
The Moon actually wont be pink. Old Farmer's Almanac says that the full Moon in April occurred at the same time as that the pink phlox subulata blooms and was therefore dubbed the "Pink Moon".
#3. Mars and Uranus Square Off on Full Moon Day!
Fiery Mars and unpredictable Uranus are squaring off early in the day of this Full Supermoon at 11:23' Capricorn/Aries.
This planetary combination is very dynamic and can often times represent both inner and outer displays of erratic or eccentric behavior. This is definitely a day to stay calm, cool and collected with our family and partners while staying at home during these very intense times!
If you have planets or your rising degree within a few degrees either side of 11' in Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, particularly your chart ruler or Moon, you may be feeling this intense energy now.
Mars, the fiery and courageous planet of protection also represents the immune function in the body. Uranus is unpredictable but is also an innovator and can bring sudden change. Let's all hope and pray for a breakthrough or innovation in immunity against the virus around this time!
#4. Full Pink Moon in Chitra Nakshatra "The Bright One"
The following excerpt about Chitra Nakshatra is from my new book Vedic Astrology for Beginners: An Introduction to the Origins and Core Concepts of Jyotish:
Deity: Tvastar Symbol: Pearl or Jewel Shakti: Power to Gain Honor in Work Quality: Soft, Mild, Tender
Chitra, or the bright one, has within its 13°20' of celestial space one of the most auspicious and bright stars, named Spica, which is at the very end of the sign Virgo.
The symbol for Chitra is a bright shining jewel or a pearl. When an irritant gets between the shell of the oyster, it creates mother-of-pearl, which lines the interior of the shell and eventually forms a pearl. Likewise, those with a strong Chitra influence can create a gem or pearl of their own. However, they are unable to do so without experiencing an irritant, such as turmoil, or until some great provocation has occurred.
#5. Full Moon Intention
You may want to contemplate these questions before intention setting and rituals for this full Moon.
▪What is my attitude toward creativity?
▪What core beliefs do I hold about my create ability?
▪What do I believe about my ability to see creative projects into being?
▪How true are these beliefs?
"I now release anything blocking my creative expression. "
Set your intentions during the full Moon phase, but conduct your rituals AFTER the phase shifts - see times below!
#6. Full Moon Ritual Timing for Endings
Full Moon Phase (Poornima) begins April 6, 11:32pm Pacific TIme and ends April 7 at 7:34pm Pacific Time.
BEST TIMING FOR ENDINGS: April 7 7:35pm Pacific Time through April 8 3:42pm Pacific Time
Sending gratitude and many thanks out to all who are scheduling readings and donating on behalf of my monthly forecasts. Your support means so much to me!
Just a reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles -- my forecasts are created using the sidereal zodiac calculations.
Your rising sign, and other planets in your birth chart will usually (but not 100% of the time) shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope. You can calculate your Vedic birth chart free on my website here. Happy Super Pink Full Moon!
Please stay healthy friends, and do wear a face covering when you go out!
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ― Pema Chödrön