April New Moon

The April new moon is all about preparation. It is the quiet, invisible moment between nothing and something. Think of the way we feel when we notice flower buds on a branch outside of our house.
Photo by Hillary Rain

Photo by Hillary Rain

The April new moon comes on the 18th and it is preparing us, ever-so-gently, for the bursting of Spring.

April is a quiet month, in terms of season and preparation. There are flowers that begin, and some rains may still fall. It’s a beautiful inbetween, and its graceful existence is awe-inspiring. Being an inbetweener is no easy task, and April does it with elegance. During the full moon, we practiced holding and conceiving. We envisioned ideas and dreams and actions, we gathered them in our psyches and in our hearts and bellies and we held them there so they could fill us. In April, the earth beneath us gazes upward, receiving a sweet combination of water and sunlight, preparing it for perfect gardens.

Similarly, we receive nutrients and feedback, our energies deep within us gather strength and prepare for the work ahead. The new moon, as always, is a time for cleansing and renewal and release. It astounds me, actually, how fortunate we are as women to have such a bond with the moon in this way. Because of the moon cycle, we never have to be stuck, we are always sloughing off the old and moving onward. This does not happen without strength or courage. Letting go of dusty cobwebs is not always easy—they stick to corners, and what’s more is that we are used to seeing them there. They’ve become part of our landscape.  

The April new moon is all about preparation. It is the quiet, invisible moment between nothing and something. Think of the way we feel when we notice flower buds on a branch outside of our house. “Just yesterday those weren’t there!” we might say to ourselves. Yet today, sure enough, they are there, protruding from the source. Use this new moon to cultivate that energy. The vibration is one of subtle strength. A small bud seems so tiny and quiet—it’s not blooming or flowering, and it’s barely distinguishable from the branch. But this bud is the result of tremendous effort and coordination. It’s the result of proper nutrition, of breathing, and believing in the process.

Ritual

Today is a day to release the things that have been simmering deep inside of you—write them out, sing them out, talk them out.

Exfoliate your skin and drink lots of water. What’s happening right now is that we are preparing the soil as well as sharpening the tools. Every service you can offer yourself right now will be of benefit.


Moons of Spring

This series is created by Carrie-Anne Moss. Written by Sadie Rose Casey. Photo by Hillary Rain.