Full Storm Moon
March 20, 2019
US Times: 6:42 pm PST/ 7:42 pm MST/ 9:42 pm EST
If March comes in like a lion, it will go out
like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out
like a lion.
-old weather saying
This months moon is called the Storm Moon (medieval England), probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some sky-watchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (Cherokee), Big Famine Moon (Choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (Dakota), Moon of Winds (Celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (New Guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the Northern Indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter.
The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing and the days are longer as the Sun climbs higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon.
To enhance your endeavors today wear the colors of spring (greens, yellows or lavender) and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or work space.
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