April is the fifth month of the year according to the modern Gregorian calendar. The name April comes from the Roman name Aprilispossibly derived from the Latin verb aperire, to open.
Other theories suggest that the name was derived from the name Aphrodite, via the Etruscan equivalent Apru.
Other Names for the Month
Anglo-Saxon Oster-monath or Eostur-monath, it is sacred to the Goddess Eostre.
The Sun in April
In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox takes place in March, the month prior to April, the days are steadily growing in length and there is more sunshine than darkness, a great relief after a long, cold winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, just the opposite is taking place and preparations for winter are beginning.
The Moon in April
The full moon in April may be called The Pink Moon, the Phlox Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, the Planter’s Moon, the Peony Moon, the Flower Moon, the Wildcat Moon, the Growing Moon, the Seed Moon, the Awakening Moon or the Fish Moon.
After about the 21st or so, it will be in Scorpio.