Cheat Sheet for April Birth Month Facts, Legend & Lore
April brings with it the arrival of spring, warmer weather, longer days, budding trees and sweet scents of blossoming flowers drifting on the breeze. It’s a month of renewal and rejuvenation after the darker days of winter and is often filled with optimism for what the rest of the year will bring.
Of course, studies have shown that April is one of the more desirable months to have babies. April arrivals tend to live healthier lives, do well at work, and have a more optimistic outlook on life.
Notable holidays include:
- Passover – April 5-13th 2023
- April Fool’s Day – April 1st
- Easter – April 9th 2023 – changes yearly
- Earth Day – 22nd
- Arbor day – Last Friday of April
Did you know April is named after the Latin word “aprilis,” which means “to open.” The month was named after the goddess Aphrodite, who opened her eyes in April.
- April’s full moon is called Pink Moon, and in 2023 will rise on Wednesday, April 5, reaching peak illumination at 12:37 A.M. Eastern Time. This full Moon is also the Paschal Full Moon this year.
- April is a great month for meteor showers. One of which is the Lyrids meteor shower, which appears from April 16th to April 26th each year. There’s another one called the Eta Aquariids meteor shower that can be seen onwards from April 21st.
- Diamonds aren’t the only way April babies are connected to weddings. According to the authors of the Love Zodiac, people who get married under the Aries sign (between April 1 and April 19) are likely to thrive as individuals and have a marriage filled with spontaneity. If you get married during those last 10 days of April, you’re likely to have a very grounded marriage and bond over a shared taste for the finer things in life.
Diamond. Who doesn’t love a diamond? They are full of flash, fire, and are a symbol of love and purity. They’re often used in engagement and wedding rings. They are also said to bring good luck and fortune.
While sparkling and clear diamonds are the most recognizable, the gem comes in a range of colors, including brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. Blue, green, and red are the rarest, but the color of a diamond is dependent on the impurities in the gem. However, with the availability of lab-created diamonds you can get one in any color you want.
April Birthstone myths
It is believed that diamonds were first collected in the rivers of India. Although ancient cultures hadn’t yet uncovered the fire revealed by faceting diamonds, they revered the sparkling gemstones for their strength and metaphysical power. Of course, there are plenty of myths surrounding this gorgeous gem.
One of the most perpetuated myths about diamonds is that they are rare, but they are not. Diamonds are actually quite common and they are found in many parts of the world where they are mined in large quantities. A handful of companies control the diamond market and gouge folks but that’s something for another post.
Diamonds have for a long time been the hardest *natural* substance on earth, however, last year scientists discovered a new mineral, lonsdaleite. Lonsdaleite was found in a meteorite that scientists say came from a dwarf planet that was billions of years old. An asteroid crashed into that planet, releasing pressure that caused the stone to form. The hardness of lonsdaleite could be useful in making super-durable tools for industrial sites.
According to folklore diamonds are said to bring good luck and fortune and they are a symbol of love and purity. It’s said that wearing a diamond can improve your relationships, boost your self-esteem and confidence and improve mental clarity and focus.
April Birth Flower
If you arrived in April, you are lucky to have two birth flowers: daisy and sweet pea. Both the daisy and the sweet pea symbolize beauty, innocence, and love, and are popular choices for spring gardens as they are easy to grow and provide a beautiful display of flowers.
The daisy has long represented innocence, purity, and true love with each color representing something different. The white daisy is a symbol of purity and innocence, yellow means joy and friendship, pink represents affection, and red is a sign of love and romance.
Sweet peas are beautiful and have a sweet fragrance, often compared to oranges, honey, and jasmine, and they can brighten any room. They are found in a variety of colors with hundreds of varieties having been developed over time. The sweet pea is a way to say goodbye, send good wishes, or merely convey a thank you.
Signs for April are Aries and Taurus. If you arrived between March 20th and April 20th, your sign is Aries. Aries is a fire sign, and people born under this sign are said to be passionate, confident, and energetic. If your arrival was between April 21st and May 21st.
Aries, the ram, represents those born between March 20th and April 20th. Confident and assertive, Aries individuals are natural leaders who take charge in any situation. They are energetic and full of life, and their courage and determination make them fearless in the face of challenges.
Taurus, the bull, represents those born between April 21st and April 21st. known for its stability, reliability, and sensuality. Taurus is an Earth sign, and its ruling planet is Venus. People born under the Taurus sign are said to be patient, practical, and reliable. They are also said to be sensual, loving, and devoted.