The Worm Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For March 2020

February 28, 2020

The Worm Moon

New Moon - February 23rd & Full Moon - March 9th

Known as The Worm Moon, The Sap Moon, The Crow Moon, and The Crust Moon. The end of Winter approaches, the quiet dormancy of life begins to yawn and awaken.


Moons

Cyclical Insights

March’s Full Moon is known as The Worm Moon, The Sap Moon, The Crow Moon, and The Crust Moon. In the southern Native traditions, the earthworm signifies the end of Winter as they make their way up through the crust of the earth. In the northern regions, this is known as the Sap Moon. As the snow begins to thaw, the maple trees begin to release their sap, the very valuable mineral and fructose rich maple syrup that will be savored until the following Spring. This transition is very apparent with signs and signals abound, like the black crows that begin to caw, spreading the word that Winter is coming to a close.

What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?


Themes Of This Moon

Transformation - Awakening - Observation

Herb
Herb

Wild Cherry Bark - a powerful plant whose bark is used traditionally for a potent medicinal syrup for coughs and colds. It has a natural ability to aid in lung issues as an expectorant with cough suppressing effects. Wild Cherry Bark also aids in digestive disorders from common stomach aches to gout.

Crystal
Crystal

Bloodstone is the original birthstone of March. It’s a jasper known for enabling mental clarity and decision making with powerful “grounding” abilities. Bloodstone heightens creativity and allows for clearer access to one's intuition. This stone is also great for neutralizing and warding off negative environmental energy as well as harmful electromagnetic energies.

Movement
Movement

Unfurling & Wiggling

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Clear & Cold

Tree
Tree

Maple - This tree is deeply associated with the coming of Spring as its sap runs in abundance with the first thaw of snow. A time of great excitement as nature's nectar pours out, getting most northerners with Maple trees out collecting and processing this sweet reward after enduring the harshness of Winter. It represents strength, balance, generosity, and promise...all characteristics of how giving it is providing edible aspects for many forest creatures and humans.

Flower
Flower

Daffodils - The cute and unassuming flower of this moon cycle represents rebirth and new beginnings just like Spring. It is the first perennial to bloom after Winter begins to melt away. This little sun-filled flower is also associated with creativity, inspiration, awareness, and inner reflection, which could be from the lore of its Latin name Narcissus, who drowned trying to capture his own reflection.


What’s In Season

(Late Winter)

Vegetables
Vegetables

Artichokes, Asparagus, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Fennel, Fiddlehead Ferns, Nettles, Onions, Potatoes, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes, Sunchokes, Turnips, Yams

Fruits
Fruits & Nuts

Cherimoya, Apples, Avocados, Dates, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Navel Oranges, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Pears, Sapote, Walnuts


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

Subtlety is key here, soft eyes, owl ears, and a gentle touch unveils the vastness of change that’s all around us. As winter fades away and new life shows itself, are you ready to show yourself? Transformation is abound, what types of transformation has occurred for you this past Winter? Manifest the Magic You Dreamed of this Winter!

The dance towards the sun begins.

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