April’s Full Pink Moon Wants You to Play

Meredyth Masterson
11 min readApr 16, 2022

As I write this I am listening to April showers against my window while my sweet dog looks pleadingly at me to stop the rain so she can go out and play. Perhaps you can relate?

We’re still in the beginnings of Spring, which for some of you means snow one day and high temperatures the next. If April showers have you longing for May flowers, today’s full Moon ritual, rooted in the Four of Wands, is designed to support your spring inspiration.

On Saturday, April 16th at 11:55 AM PT, we will enjoy the first Full Moon of spring and of the new Zodiac calendar. It may be wet and muddy, but I think that actually adds to the energy of awakening, celebration, and ritual, taking place all around the world.

Ramadan, Passover, and Easter coincide with Cambodia’s Choul Chnam Thmey (Lunar New Year) as many parts of Asia celebrate Solar New Year. As a collective, we are shaking off the darkness of winter.

I recently discussed The Emperor. Ruled by our current season, Aries, The Emperor is the four-card of the Major Arcana. He represents structure and foundation. He provides the bedrock required to support our spiritual growth.

Though The Emperor is the patriarch of the deck, he does not represent patriarchy in the pejorative; instead, he provides balance and sustainability.

Similarly, the fours of the Minor Arcana are helpful in dismantling patriarchal, capitalist, and linear structures. They each provide a framework for self-care, restoration, and replenishment.

The suit of Wands is ruled by fire. The Wands teach us about our inner flame, our passion, and our hustle.

Under this full Pink Moon, the Four of Wands can help you structure the restorative passion of play into your life, for this season, and the year ahead.

How Much Fun Can You Make It?

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” ~ Carl Jung

Meredyth Masterson

I write about tarot, life, and I offer Moon manifestation rituals from a joy-informed perspective