April Legends and Lore
April, the fourth month of the current Gregorian calendar and the second month of Spring’s rule, derives its name from Aprillis, the Latin name for the ancient Roman love goddess Aphrodite. Other reference sources give aperite, the Latin word meaning “to open,” as the origination of the month’s name.
The traditional birthstone amulet of April is the diamond, and the daisy and the sweet pea are the month’s traditional flowers.
April is shared by the astrological signs of Aries the Ram and Taurus the Bull, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities:
Aphrodite, Artemis, Astarte, Erzulie, Terra, Venus, and Ying-Hua.
The name April comes from the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, who is identified with the Roman Goddess Venus. Though Easter is celebrated during this month, the word Easter comes from the Pagan Goddess Eostre (something else the Christians got from us). Eostre is the Goddess of Spring, fertilitly, and new life.
Moon Name: The Growing Moon
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Anahita, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast
Nature Spirits: plant faeries
Colors: Red and gold
Herbs: basil, chives, dragons blood, geranium, thistle
Flowers: daisy and sweetpea
Tree’s: pine, bay and hazel
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot and my personal favorite patchouli
Stones: ruby, garnet, sard
Animals: Bear and Wolf
Birds: hawk and magpie
Powers: energy in creating and producing, balance is
returned to the nerves change, self confidence,
self-relience, take advantage of opportunities,
Time to work on emotional turmoil and get
your temper into prospective.