March starts out with a bang: a full moon!
And not just any full moon – this full moon comes two weeks after a solar eclipse and 30 days after a full blue moon lunar eclipse!
And, it’s the first full moon in our second blue moon month of the year.
The newness of spring is warming us and we are a week-and-a-half away from Daylight Saving Time.
This March full moon is traditionally called the Worm Moon, as the ground has thawed and we can see the worms moving in the earth.
Other names for this moon are the Chaste Moon, the Sap Moon, and the Snow Crust Moon.
The orb, that glowing ornament of reflection held in the sky on invisible strings of gravity, sits above our heads wanting to impart her transmissions.
She dares us to center, beckoning us into our intuition and our unique insights.
She is our largest nightlight, slowly moving away from us, inch-and-a-half by inch-and-a-half, year after year. We are grateful to honor her, and honor ourselves, in this moment in time.
Take space tonight or tomorrow night to light your spell candle and submerge in a saltwater bath. Consider what energies are filling up inside of you, and what they are telling you about who you are now.
Having a full moon begin a month is auspicious, indeed.
March is the second blue moon month of 2018. Take advantage of all the magic this month has to offer you. Controlling your consciousness and choices is especially important this month.
What we focus on will grow.
If it seems no one is encouraging you, encourage yourself daily. Be your own loudest cheerleader as new seedlings unfurl out of the earth.
Some birds practice their songs hundreds of times alone in their nests before they seem to trill a perfect melody. This can be a month of highlighting our practice so that later on, only the most important fruits will bear juice.
This blue moon March month is so very ripe, so very special. In this (so far) alarming, heartbreaking, fantastic, incredible year, we are being offered the opportunity to worship life by the light of a full moon, not once, but twice in one month.
March offers us two chances for massive magic, two chances to consider the perceptions of our abundance as much as our lack.
If you’ve worked magic or done intention work in January, check back in on how that is going.
Eclipse season is over, our hemisphere is warming up, and we can proceed accordingly, now, with the knowledge we’ve gained.
This full moon comes after the building month of February. By now, perhaps your spells and intentions from the first full moon of the year, back in January, have started to knock on the door of your world. By now, you may be starting to feel some of the benefits of any new practices or commitments you’ve started in the first two months of the year.
This full March first moon – Moon of Winds, Moon of Earth, and Moon of Water, this full-moon-just-after-an-eclipse-and-before-a-blue-moon dose of bright, cobalt magic —is a place to center and ground.
While every month is a month for magic, during this month, allow space for magic every day you can muster.
Connect to your breath and feel rainbows filling your lungs. Allow some of your moments to feel like treats. Remember the times you wanted what you have now, and express gratitude to yourself, to the elements, and to those in your community who have helped you get here.
This full moon is particularly primed for magic around building and growing, as it falls on a Thursday, ruled by Jupiter.
Jupiter has the golden touch—this planet expands anything it touches. Water the seeds of the wishes you make at this full moon every day for the next month.
Commit to doing one thing a day that correlates to your manifestations. Even if it is meditating on that which you desire, and how it turns up for you.
Even if it is for one minute, or one hour.
Make this your most magic month yet.
The Tarot cards that correspond for this full moon are the Hermit, which correlates to the sign of Virgo, and the Moon, which correlates to Pisces, the sign where the sun currently resides.
This combination of cards is very interesting, indeed.
The Hermit speaks to forging one’s own path, alone. The Hermit is a divine vessel unto herself, needing only her inner light to lead her.
Being guided by your inner light, after a period of hardship.
This card also simply connotes rest, and the gifts that come from letting your psyche settle.
February might have tested you in some way. Now it is time to really process and learn from the lessons that have been presented to you. When you draw the Hermit, it might mean it is time for more solitude as you integrate life’s lessons.
It could also mean it is time for you to step out of your quiet corner and reconvene with others as a teacher, or healer.
This is the card of the Mystics, the Wise Ones, the Seekers, and the Leaders. Virgo means “Virgin” which means “Goddess” or “Divine Vessel.” Ancient spiritual priestesses belonged to no one. Your gifts and your knowledge is yours and yours alone. If you feel called to, at this full moon, really define what is yours and what belongs to you. Allow that to be the source of your power moving forward.
Traditionally, the Moon card has been thought of as representing a time of contraction and of the shadow world coming up to give us information.
It is a wild card: a card of ghosts, howls, and feral expression.
However, these traditional interpretations have more to do with what mankind thought of womankind than what the moon really correlates with: evolution, intuition, cycles, bending to the natural ebb and flow of life.
Allowing our processes to be internal and external, and knowing that our inner life is just as important as our outer life. Honoring our psychic abilities and messages. Acknowledging our emotions and the very real role they can play in our motivations and manifestations.
The Moon card is a card of internal knowing and internal magic—a beautiful compliment to the Hermit.
These cards ask us to dedicate ourselves to our own processes, our own practices. Trust your intuition at this full moon, and do something for yourself, from yourself.
Take out the Hermit card, the Moon card, and another card that symbolizes what qualities you are trying to invoke at this full moon.
Put the Hermit card to the left, the Moon card to the right, and the third card above them, like a triangle point.
Ask yourself: What light am I ready to activate or heal?
Place the card below the Hermit card.
Ask yourself: Where are my magic and intuition guiding me?
Place the card below the Moon card.
Ask yourself: Where can I focus my energy more, or what do I need to let go of, to get to a breakthrough?
Place the card below your manifestation card.
Do I need more time alone, or do I need to spend more time connecting with others in generative ways?
Where am I ready to express more of myself?
What unique gifts from my past experiences, pleasurable or painful, are ready to be mined and shared?
What are some interesting combinations of my gifts I have not yet explored?
What must I sacrifice in order to achieve my goals?
How can my intuition guide me?
Happy Full Moon!