What is the “Worm Moon”?

What is the “Worm Moon”?

The most common name given to the full moon in March is Worm Moon.

What Time is the Worm Moon?

The worm moon is the third full moon after the winter solstice. In 2020, the Worm Moon takes place on March 9th, 2020 at 17:47 UTC.

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A ?worm moon? is just one of the many names given to the full moon in March. The name given to the full moons often differs by region and is often known by different names. The full moon in March has also been referred to as the crow moon and/or sap moon (as it is during the maple syrup season).

Why is it called a Worm Moon?

It is not known the exact reason why this full moon is called the worm moon. However, it?s believed that the name is symbolic of one of the many signs of spring; that is when the worms begin to emerge from the soil.

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Why do the Full Moons have Names?

Each full moon during the year has been given a specific name. These names may vary by region but often represent very similar ideas.

For many cultures, the full moon represents the conclusion of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It?s the progression onto the next phase even the next season of life.

It was most often the people who worked the land. The ones with the most intimate connection with nature that offered these names for the moon. Some moon names indicate when to harvest and when to hunt.

For many farmers, the phases of the moon indicate when to plant and when to sow. For example, many farmers practice planting fruits and vegetables that bear their yield above ground on a waxing moon and those that bear their yield underground planted on a waning moon.

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Myth and Mystery of the Full Moon

There is a long history of lore and fascination with the full moon. Throughout time reference to the full moon can be found throughout all human cultures. From sailers to farmers, our ancestors relied on the moon and stars for guidance.

The full moon is important because it is part of our clock in the sky. The full moon repeats every 29.5 days. The full moon is also a time of illumination, of the night and brightens your path. The full moon has also been said to have an effect on some people.

Are you affected by the moon?

There are people who are subtly affected by the phases of the moon, with the full moon being the most influential. Whether you know it or not, the moon impacts our everyday lives.

The moon has a subtle effect on our own natural rhythms. There is no shortage of anecdotal stories of people being subtly affected by the moon. For many, the feelings are very subtle. For others, it?s less subtle.

The moon affects each of us differently. What is important to note is its impact on us and the insights we can gain about ourselves during this time of mixed emotions and uncertainty. In our modern lives, we often forget the importance of this time of the month and our direct connection with nature.

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The Worm Moon and You

The worm moon signifies the last moon for the first quarter of the year. This is a transitional period. It?s a period of new beginnings. It?s the first three months of the new year and a time to be clear on your intentions and goals for the year ahead.

It?s during this time we break into spring. What seeds will you plant in the spring and what harvest do you intend on having in autumn? This is the spring of your life – How will you take full advantage of it?

Journaling Your Thoughts

As we navigate through this journey we call life, it?s important to take time for yourself and take a step back to ensure you are on your life path. Journaling is an excellent mechanism for reflection and contemplation.

The full moon repeats every 29.5 days and journaling during the full moon is not only a good life long habit to get into, but the perfect time to take stock of where you are in life, your challenges, concerns, and issues.

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Try Journaling During a Full Moon!

Anytime is a good time to journal. However, sometimes may actually be better than others. Getting in touch with ourselves means getting in touch with nature. Nature has its own rhythm and clock. It?s nature?s rhythm and cycles we need to pay attention too.

If you are out of sync with nature, you?ll likely miss many of nature’s patterns and cycles that repeat. The full moon offer illumination, both into your life and the world around you.

The Full Moon is a Time for Reflection:

Regardless of how busy you think you are, it?s always important to ensure you are (re)aligned with nature. The full moon is a good time for contemplation, reflection and aligning with nature. Journaling during the full moon is a monthly habit that can stay with you a lifetime. It?s a practice that can help you to understand where you are in this season of your life and offers a lasting record of your journey we call life. To learn more about full moon journaling and the benefits:

Full Moon Journaling ? How it can change your life!

Why you will never look at a full moon the same again


The next time you are out at night, look up into the night sky. Look for the moon and remember it is just as much part of us as we are to the nature around us.

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Why do the Full Moons Have Names?

Since time immemorial, the full moon has been our ?clock in the sky? for those who look into the night sky. Over time, the people working the land gave names to each of these full moons. Some of these names are strange and some of these names are odd. Most importantly, these names and the lunar cycles help to remind us that we are not separate from, but rather part of nature and the universe around us.

To learn more about the prior full moons in 2020:

The Significance of the Wolf Moon ? January 2020

The Wolf Moon: Friday, January 10th, 2020 14:21 EST


The Significance of the Snow Moon ? February 2020

The Importance of the Snow Full Moon for you in 2020



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