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Gabriela Herstik
February 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Another month, another moon! We had two full moons in January and none in February, and in March we have two more full moons (talk about a crazy cosmic cycle). The first full moon of March falls on the 1st, and it is known as the Worm Moon. We also have a full moon on the 31st, which makes the second full moon in March a Blue Moon. Starting a new month with a full moon is especially auspicious, which is why we’re here to break down what exactly the Worm Moon is.

Each full moon has a name that’s been given by Native American peoples. It is said that this name was later adopted by colonial settlers. The first full moon of March was dubbed “Worm Moon.” According to Almanac.com, this full moon is called the Worm Moon because:

"At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds. Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber."

This makes total sense, especially considering that the Spring Equinox, and first day of spring, falls on March 20th. On the day of the Worm Moon, the earth is softening and getting ready to be rebirth anew after the heavy winter months.

On this Worm Moon, take some time to figure out what needs some rebirthing in your own life. What can you call into fruition as the Spring Equinox approaches? Full moons are a time of completion, and since we have two this month, we truly have the opportunity to manifest a project, venture, or new way of being under la luna’s rays.

No matter how you celebrate, we hope this Worm Moon treats you well.

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