FULL STORM MOON
Also Known As: Seed Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow
Use this month for magical workings related to rebirth and regrowth. New life is blooming during this phase of the moon, as is prosperity and fertility.
At this Moon begin your spring cleaning. Think about what needs to be released and let go of in your life and in your home. Burn white candles and purifying incense, sweep out the cobwebs and prepare for the new growth of spring.
Colors: Green, Yellow, Light Purple
Gemstones: Bloodstone, Aquamarine
Trees: Dogwood, Honeysuckle
Gods: Isis, Morrighan, Artemis, Cybele
Herbs: High John, Pennyroyal, Wood Betony, Apple Blossom
The Storm Moon Legend
"According to the Cherokee, March is the Windy Moon. As winter turns to spring, storms sweep in and high winds damage trees and homes.
The Choctaw call this the Big Famine Moon as reserves have been exhausted, but the renewal of life has yet to produce new foods to eat.
The Dakota Sioux call this the Moon When Eyes Are Sore from Bright Snow. On the plains, snow still falls, reflecting the strengthening light of the Sun.
March holds the transition between winter and spring, a turbulent time of both hope and danger. Keep a wary eye out for severe weather. On the first warm day, avoid the temptation to run out in light clothes. Instead, dress in layers so you can respond to rapidly changing conditions – you’ll catch fewer colds. Watch for the first signs of returning life, and rake mulch away from spring flowers as they sprout. Offer food to wildlife as long as its consumed; put out scraps of fabric or string when birds begin to build nests.
In ritual space, honor the quickening life in the world around you. Use its burgeoning energy to work magic to empower new projects -plant young trees, launch a life-oriented business, or explore educational opportunities. –Elizabeth Barrette, Llewellyn Worldwide
I am attending the Full Storm Moon Esbat ritual tonight at Sacred Mists. For those of you who go to the Mists with me it will be in the Sacred Mists Circle Chatroom at 10 am Pacific or 6:30 pm Pacific. I'm going to the evening one so that my house will be nice and quiet. :) Have a Blessed Day! :)