The month's full moon is the second of three super moons this year and we fondly refer to it as the "Pink Moon!"
It is called this because of it's proximity to when creeping phlox, or moss phlox tends to bloom. This plant makes itself known with a brilliant shade of magenta and is thus called "moss pink." While the moon won't be turning magenta, it will have a golden hue just after it rises above our horizon. This will also be the time when it appears the largest to our natural eye. Remember what we said about our last super moon in Virgo? We recommend finding a wide-open space with a clear horizon to watch this big lunar baby rise.
The moon will reach its peak illumination later in the evening at 10:35 pm (Maine Time) but it will no longer appear as magnificent.
With our lunar queen nestled in the Libra constellation, there are some key elements at play. Those closest to you are on full display in your journey through the cosmos. While the moon rests in Libra, it's ruler is Venus who is squared up with Mars right now. There are no two more famous lovers than these astrological behemoths. You can bet that things are getting spicy.
From these deductions, it is safe to assume you are experiencing something new with those close to you. See if you can channel that energy into positive and fun activities. If it has more fire, consider how you can help to tame it and see eye to eye. After all, the moon won't be leaving Libra for a little while.
Something else to tune into this month is the Lyrids meteor shower. We'll be celebrating the New Moon during this annual phenomenon. Don't miss it!
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