Shamanic Writings

Full Moon Reading for April 22, 2016

Published on April 21, 2016 under Shamanic Writings

pink moonFull Pink Moon – This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

This moon is all about secrets, brooding silences, hiding your inner core from others. You will have an increasingly hard time trusting others. You will shy away from situations that will make you vulnerable or where you need to relinquish control.

This is a moon of intense, passionate loves and hates, jealously loyal and protective friend – or a fearsome foe. You may find yourself holding on to past hurts, resentments, and guilt – and the need to keep such feelings to yourself. It is important for you to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express your feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.

You won’t feel content with superficial appearances and are always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. You may experience a great deal of emotional depths from extreme highs to extreme lows. You will feed drawn to travel and seek out new experiences. You will crave the occult, the foreign, extreme adventures and extreme tastes. You will feel drawn to break free of the mundane.

But these extreme swings and passionate energies are calmed by the fact that this moon has a Capricorn Rising! Schwehw! Capricorn, the cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained energy will allow you to approach all of this realistically and not be inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away. The rather worldly-wise energy will allow you to be more calculating and careful and use these extremes to your advantage.

This full moon energy is all about extremes. 14 days of extremes. Instead of doing the positive and negative key words, I am just going to list them all because the list is exhaustive. Remember that everyone is being affected by this energy. Think twice before reacting immediately to anything that seems or feels over the top. We also have 5 planets that will be in retrograde on the 28th, which will be 6 days into this energy. Keep centered and keep grounded.

Key Words & Phrases: advantageous, affectionate, ambitious, ascetic, asceticism, aspiring, authoritarian, big dreamer, bull-headed, carefulness, charismatic, close-fisted, conscientious, conservative, constancy, critical, cynical, dedication, devoted, emotionally detached, emotional steadiness, endurance, enterprising, equanimity, faithfulness, flamboyancy, flashy, frugal, gentle strength, harmonizing with nature, highly independent, idealistic, imaginative, influential, introspective, intuitive, investing, manipulative, mature, methodical, modesty, no-nonsense, obstinate, patient, persistence, poised, practical, pragmatic, precociousness, realism, rebellious, receptive, reflective, responsible, secretive, self-discipline, self-reliant, self-willed, sense of mission, self-denial, sentimentality, serious, shrewd, simplicity, strategic, steadfast, stubborn, quiet, tenaciousness, traditional, vulnerability, weakness, wisdom, willful


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