March Full Moon

This Thursday is the full moon. It’s known by many names but I think Worm Moon describes it best. As we enter into a new season, the ground is beginning to soften and the earthworm is busy stirring up the ground. This also brings the robins back as well. It’s interesting to note that the last March full moon was a Super Moon. I didn’t realize that until the other day.

Usually the worms don’t move in this part of the world for at least another month. In March, the ground is still very much hard and frozen, but this year may be different. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Other names for the March Full Moon

Chaste Moon, Storm Moon, Seed Moon, Moon of Winds, Plow Moon, Worm Moon, Lentzinmanoth (Renewal Month), Lenting Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Moon of the Snowblind

Nature Spirits: Mer-people, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms

Herbs: broom, High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss

Colors: pale green, red-violet

Flowers: jonquil, daffodil, violet

Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom

Stones: aquamarine, bloodstone

Trees: alder, dogwood

Animals: cougar, hedgehog, boar

Birds: sea crow, sea eagle

Deities: Black Isis, the Morrigan, Hecate, Cybele, Astarte, Athene, Minerva, Artemis, Luna

Power Flow: energy breaks into the open; growing, prospering, exploring. New beginnings; balance of Light and Dark. Breaking illusions. Seeing the truth in your life however much it may hurt.

I would suggest spell casting along the lines of planting the seeds of good intent.


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

6 Responses to March Full Moon

  1. “Worm moon.” “Moon of the snowblind.” “Moon of winds.” I love these descriptive names! I think “Worm moon” is worming its way into the recesses of my mind, where I will ponder it for quite a while.

  2. There are a couple others; Fish Moon, Sleepy Moon, Big Famine Moon, but my favourite is from the Dakota tribe; Moon When Eyes Are Sore from Bright Snow. 😀

  3. This is a wonderful summary. Thanks!

  4. BigBear85 says:

    gotta say Moon of Winds just has that ring to it, very interesting stuff, where did you find the info or is this all form your own personal amassed knowledge?

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