Pagan: Storm Moon, Chaste Moon, Plow Moon, Seed Moon, Crow Moon, Lenting/Lenten Moon, Faery Moon, Crust Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Worm Moon, Sap Moon
In the Pacific Northwest, March’s Full Moon arrives on March 27 at 1:27 am (PST).
Nature Spirits: Air and water beings, connected with spring rains and storms
Herbs: High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss
Colors: pale green, violet
Flowers: daffodil, violet
Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom
Stones: aquamarine, bloodstone
Trees: alder, dogwood
Animals: cougar, hedgehog, boar
Birds: sea crow, sea eagle
Deities: Isis, the Morrigan, Hecate, Cybele, Astarte, Athene, Minerva, Artemis, Luna, Eostre
Energy: Growing, prospering, exploring, new beginnings, balance of light and dark, breaking illusions, seeing the truth in your life. A good time for healing magick.
- Because sap rises in March, marking the time of tapping maple trees, this full moon is called the Sap Moon.
- Some tribes called this moon the Crow Moon because the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter.
- Also known as the Seed Moon as it was now time for sowing.
- Also called the Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
- To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full moon of winter.
- As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to soften, earthworms appear, heralding the return of the robins.
© A Year And A Day (2013)