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First Quarter Moon - Monday 03rd of April 2017
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Mar 30 2017
Waxing Crescent
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Moon Day 3

Different traditions give contradictory interpretations of this day. The Vedic tradition recommends getting actively involved in an occupation, and Avesta even stresses being aggressive. Yet the European tradition states that the day is inauspicious and nothing important should be undertaken.

Next Full Moon Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Planter's Moon
  • Chinese: Peony Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Flower Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Wildcat Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation
  • Celtic: Growing Moon
  • English Medieval: Seed Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Awakening Moon

Full Pink Moon (April)

This full Moon heralded the appearance of the grass pink, or wild ground phlox-one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish 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.