Thursday, March 12, 2009

Worm Moon

Mar. 10, 10:38 p.m. EDT -- Full Worm Moon. In this month the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. - via

Technically this photo wasn't taken on the 10th. I took it this morning from my bedroom window upstairs looking out back. I opened the blinds and the moon said "Hello" and reminded me that I still needed to post. I did take some photos on the 10th, but they turned out to be big glowy cloudy blurs so this will have to do for this month. I love making a point to see the moon each month. February | January

I'm a big believer in the lunar cycle being something to live by. Just think about how connected the phases of the moon are with the earth's rhythms... there are many examples. Its even a good basis for decision making based on waxing, waning or the full moon.

I know you probably think I'm batty now... but being aware of the moon and its phases and living by them is quite harmonious. I'm going to try to do some research and post some links to what I'm talking about for next month.

Next month I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more spring when I look outside on the night of the full moon. Winter is beautiful, too, but I'm ready for a little green and not so much white.


Jane said...

I love your moon updates. I today I learned about the Worm Moon! Who knew?

Libby said...

I never knew about the Worm Moon. Thanks for sharing. It's important to pay attention to the moon when gardening, at least that's what my grandma always taught me.

Cast on Queen said...

Teach me more! Is it true that people have problems sleeping at night because of the full moon? I have heard yes because the moon is so bright? Myth or truth? I will look forward to your next moon lesson. Enjoy the Maine moon.