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)O( March Moon Report )O(

)O(  March Moon Report  )O(


“Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

March Moon Phases

Full Moon:

MAR 29  7:25 pm

Full moons occur from fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Full moons are prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any workings that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, full moons aide work for love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money, divination, and dreams. It is said that full moon magic is like a white candle — all purpose.
Full moon magic can be conjured during the 3 days prior to the rise of the full moon, the night of the full moon and during the 3 days after.  .

Last Quarter:

MAR  7  7:42 am

Between the full moon and the dark moon is the period of waning moon. The waning moon is best used for banishing and rejecting those things that influence us in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases, ailments, and bad habits can all be let go and special spells for clearing can be performed at this time. Saging your home is a great idea during this time.

From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

New Dark  Moon:

MAR 15  2:01 pm

The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also a good time for love and romance, health or job hunting, anything that is for personal growth, healing and blessing of new projects or ventures. The new moon is also a good time to cleanse and consecrate new tools and objects you wish to use during rituals, ceremonies or an up coming festival or something you just obtained. Some people call the new moon the dark moon and the terms are often interchangeably used.

New moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.

First Quarter:

MAR 23  4:00 am

The first quarter, called the waxing moon is best used for attraction and constructive magic, love spells, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck, and healing energy.

Between the new and full moon from seven to fourteen days is a period of the waxing moon.

Please Note:

*Moon Phases (above) are at Pacific Standard Time

*Moon in Signs (below)  are at Eastern Time

March Full Moon  Names and Traditions *

March is known as ‘Storm Moon’ to many, but has also been called Moon of Winds, Seed Moon, Plow Moon, Worm Moon, Hrethmonah (Hertha’s Month) Lentzinmanoth (Renewal Month), Lenting Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, and Moon of the Snowblind.

“The moon has endured more than anyone can know.” -Maddy, in FOXFIRE the book

Other events in March:

March 1: The Matronalia in Greece and Rome, a festival of Hera and Juno Lucina. This day also celebrates the Feast of Rhiannon.

Hera

Hera is the Greek Goddess of the Sky and Queen of the Gods, and one of the twelve Olympians. Her name is said to derive from a root meaning “sky”. She was originally a powerful goddess in Her own right, and was only joined with Zeus when invaders brought His worship into Greece.

She is a goddess of Women, and of marriage and childbirth. She is decribed as very beautiful and queenly, virtuous and faithful to Her husband. Her worship was widespread, with many temples and festivals dedicated to Her.

March 4: In Greece, the Anthesteria, a festival of flowers, dedicated to Flora and Hecate.

March 5: Celebration of Isis as the ruler over safe navigation, boats, fishing, and the crossing over into the final journey of life. (for more on Isis see below)

March 14: The Diasia to ward off poverty in Greece.

March 17: Festival of Astarte in Canaan. The Liberalia in Rome, a women’s festival of freedom.

March 18: Sheelah’s Day in Ireland, honroing Sheelah-na-gig, the goddess of fertility.

Shiela-na-gig

The Sheila-na-gig is a figure from medieval stone carvings of the British Isles (mostly Ireland), of a grinning woman holding open Her vulva. The vulva as holy symbol of birth and life is a very ancient idea that symbolizes the life-giving and regenerative powers of the Earth Mother. The image of the vulva has a long history of being carved in stone, and is found all over Europe from the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages. Passage graves were built in the shape of the Goddess, with the passage the vagina, and the tomb chamber itself representing Her uterus. “Tomb” and “womb” were equated, thus ensuring regeneration and continuity after death, in the same way that a “dead” seed is planted in the fertile earth and sprouts up to grow into a complete plant. The word “gyg” is Norse for giantess, in other words, a supernatural or deified female, while “Sheila” is a woman’s name, or used as a word for “girl”.

March 19-23: The Lesser Panathenaea in Greece, honoring Athene.

March 20: In Egypt, the Spring harvest festival honoring Isis.

Isis

The goddess Isis is the Great Goddess of Egyptian religion, a powerful sorceress and protectress, who represents the power by which the Pharoahs ruled. In heiroglyphs, Her name incorporates a throne-symbol, and this attribute was often depicted on Her headdress.  Her titles include: Divine Mother, Mistress of the West, Queen of the Earth,

March 21: Spring Equinox, Festival Kore and Demeter in Greece. For five days over the Equinox in Rome, Minerva is honored.

March 22-27: The Hilaria, festicals honoring Cybele in Greece.

March 23: The Quinquatria, the birthday of Athene/Minerva in Rome.

March 29: The Delphinia, or artemis Soteira, of artemis in Greece.

March 30: Feast of Eostre, the German goddess of Spring, rebirth, fertility, and the Moon.

March 31: Roman Festival of Luna, the Moon goddess.

)O( Goddess information here is found on http://www.thaliatook.com

Moon In Signs

Moon phases are crucial to magickal workings but there is another valuable tool in the Moon’s magickal arsenal, Moon in zodiac signs. We know the Moon sets the emotional mood for the day, and using those subtle changes to your advantage can change a result from ‘fuzzy or vague’ to ‘perfect!’ To understand how this works, you need to understand how the Moon travels. Simply, it is the astrological sign the Moon travels through and it is something that should be considered when planning magickal workings, or  even mundane tasts. As the Moon’s phases gives off different energies, so too do the astrological signs she visits.  To figure out how the Moon in any particular sign will effect you, consider the nature of the sign the Moon is visiting.  For example,  if the Moon is in Virgo, it would be a great time to tend to details, tidying up, being efficient, make plans, but watch out for anxiety about what could go wrong, overthinking an issue etc.,

Elemental-Moon Magic

* EARTH *
spells should be preformed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

* AIR *
spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

* FIRE *
spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

* WATER *
spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.

March

Last Aspect                                                           Moon Enters New Sign

Date       Time                                                        Date                                           Sign                                         Time

1               12:36 pm                                                 1                                                   Libra                                         7:31 pm

3                3:43  pm                                                  3                                                   Scoprio                                   9:11 pm

5               11:32 pm                                                  6                                                  Sagittarius                              2:36 am

8               6:13   am                                                   8                                                 Capricorn                                 12:13 pm

10             4:59  pm                                                   11                                                Aquarius                                  12:42 am

13             7:57 am                                                    13                                                 Pisces                                        1:44 pm

15             8:01 pm                                                    16                                                 Aries                                          2:32 am

18             7:23 am                                                    18                                                Taurus                                      12:29 pm

20            3:41  pm                                                    20                                                 Gemini                                        8:28 pm

22             9:49 pm                                                     23                                                Cancer                                        2:16 am

25            12:39 am                                                    25                                                  Leo                                             5:39 am

27             3:04 am                                                     27                                                  Virgo                                           6:57 am

29             2:55 am                                                     29                                                   Libra                                           7:21 am

31             8:13 am                                                     31                                                   Scorpio                                     8:41 am

Moon Void-of-Course

In about 28 days the Moon circles the Earth and she moves through each zodiac sign in two and a half days as you can see from the chart above. Because she moves one degree in two-two and a half hours her influence is short lived.  Though from the point where she reaches her highest degree within a sign to the point where she is reaching the next sign, it is called ‘void-of-course.’ It’s best to think of this short time period, as ‘dead time’ because plans usually don’t work properly. These are the times when we uncharacteristically exercize poor judgement because actions initiated during this time period aren’t given the full picture. But, all is not lost, this is a good time for just reflecting, not acting. If you are a person that likes to periodically ‘put things off’ well this is a great time for that. You can think about what to do when the Moon is right for it!

March V/C times

Date       Time

1                9:36 am

3                12:43 pm

5                 8:32 pm

8                 3:13 am

10              1:59 pm

13              4:57 am

15              5:01 pm

18              4:23  am

20              12:41 pm

22               6:49  pm

24                9:39 pm

25              12:39 am

27              12:04 am

28             11:55 pm

29                2:55 am

31               5:13 am

*v/c  times are set to Pacific Time Zone.

)O( Moon Magic Tip:

In March Tibetian people have a ceremony to expel the ‘demons of bad luck’ from their lives, homes and their outer communitites. On a new Moon the people of Bali hold public expulsions of demons and it is during this time of year it happens. Each village sets out food at the nearest crossroads and then everyone goes into the temple to pray as they blow horns to summon the demons. Then the people bang on anything that will make noise which is said to frustrate the negative beings and flee from the area, as they pass over the area where the food’s been left out the negative beings pause and are ambushed by a waiting priest who curses them which causes the demons to leave the area and luck is then restored.

For us negativity comes in all forms from people we have to deal with on a daily basis. Even walking through a grocery store can leave you feeling like you picked up some negative vibes and entities that are negative will leap into our auras while we are feeling blue. A good way to get rid of these feelings and entities are to do the ritual above in your own way, or to do a thorough cleansing of your home. Take a handful of salt and bless the salt and sprinkle the salt all over your house, don’t forget corners or closets. Once you have finished take a nice long bath with salt to cleanse your own aura.

References:

http://www.griffithobs.org/skyfiles/skymoonphases2010.html

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/MoonPhase.php

http://lunaf.com/english/moon-phases/lunar-calendar-2010/01/16/

http://astrology.about.com/od/themoon/a/FollowingMoon.

http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sheilanagig.html

http://www.everythingunderthemoon.net/

The Moon Through the Zodiac Following the Lunar Waves By Molly Hall, About.com Guide

Everyday Moon Magic by Dorothy Morrison

Moon Magick by D.J. Conway

The Book of the Moon by Tom Folley

2010 Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book

Llewellyn’s 2010 Daily Planetary Guide