The full moon that appears in March is known by many names. Some call it the Sap Moon, the Crow Moon, or the Lenten Moon. However, one of the most interesting names for the March full moon is the Worm Moon. But why is it called that, and what is its significance?
On March 7, the sky will become full for the month of March. Although it has been illuminating the night sky for a few days and will continue to doso for a few more after March 7, it will shine bright and full on two nights, March 6 and March 7, and is the last full moon of the winter season. It is known as the Worm Moon, and on Tuesday at 6:30 IST it will be the brightest.
According to WION News, the Worm Moon is named after the earthworms that start to emerge from the soil as the ground begins to thaw in early spring.
This time of year is also known as the "Sugaring Moon" because it's when sap starts to flow from maple trees, and people start tapping them to make maple syrup. The name "Crow Moon" comes from the cawing of crows, which signals the end of winter.
It's a time to set intentions and take action toward achieving your goals. This is because the energy of the full moon is said to amplify our intentions and help bring them to fruition.
The full moon in March is not a supermoon since supermoons occur when the moon is at its perigee or the closest point to the Earth in its orbit. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its perigee, which happens multiple times a year.
There will be four supermoons in 2023, with the first one coming on July 3 and the last four on August 1, August 31, and September 29, respectively. The supermoon in August will be a Blue Moon.
Why is it called the Worm Moon?
This time of year, a number of festivals observed by various religious groups coincide with the Full Moon. Due to the fact that they both fall on the same day, the Worm Moon in Europe is also known as the Lenten Moon, the fasting period before Easter.
During this time, Jews celebrate Purim, which commemorates the Jewish people's deliverance from an old Persian plan to exterminate them all.
The Holi celebration will be observed during the Worm Moon in India, particularly in the north of the country. The festival of colors, which this year falls on March 8, honors the triumph of good over evil. They start bonfires the night before, then play with color the next day.
Magha Pj is a Buddhist festival that is observed in places like Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The celebration commemorates a prehistoric gathering of Buddha and his followers.
When the moon and sun are located on opposing sides of the Earth, full moons result. The moon seems full and brilliant to us from Earth because its dayside faces us directly. In the Southern Hemisphere, where summer continues and the days are longer, the moonrise occurs a little later.
The following Full Moon is scheduled on April 5. Due to the fact that pink wildflowers start to bloom at this time of year in some parts of North America, it is also known as the Pink Moon.
It is also referred to as the Budding Moon, Awakening Moon, and Cracking Ice Moon. The following full moon, on May 5, is referred to as the Flower Moon because, in most places at this time of year, flowers are in blossom.
Many people consider the full moon to be a period of magical energy and employ specific manifestation techniques during it to bring their desires and ambitions to pass.
The Holy Full Moon Manifestation Ritual uses the five senses, smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound, to purify the area around you in various ways, foster a serene atmosphere, and raise your energy.
Play some calming music, light some incense or a calming essential oil, and gather objects that have special importance for you. In a journal, list all of your desires. Touch the words and picture them coming to reality.
The Worm Moon may seem like an unusual name, but it has a rich history and significance. It's a time to set intentions, take action, and appreciate the beauty of nature. So, take advantage of this special time and manifest your dreams!