This Wednesday, March 20th, is the Vernal Equinox and it is time to renew our altars for spring. Clear away any symbols of winter and really go big with symbols of spring: eggs, snakes, flowers, lambs, hares and rabbits, butterflies, lady bugs, pastel colors, live plants, pastel gems and minerals, symbols of balance (the vernal equinox is the when the day and night are the same length), seeds, feathers, sparkly jewelry, figurines, or garden tools! Your spring altar can be a messy conglomeration of symbols of spring, fertility, and renewal. Light your candles, and center and connect yourself to the powerful altar you just created. You are ready to bloom.
March’s full moon on the 21st is called the Worm Moon, and this year it occurs four hours after the Spring Equinox. It is also a super moon, the third and final super moon of the year, which means the moon is closer to the earth and will appear larger than normal. That is a lot of moon!
The moon and the night are associated with feminine energy. The full moon is a time of potent energy and fully embodied power, as well as a time to release what no longer serves you.
The Full Worm Moon (I kind of love writing that) has a power that, married with the energy of the Spring Equinox, reflects the balance of moon and sun, mature power and new growth, release and renewal. If you can, go out and see the moon. Bathe in the moonlight. Feel the power of the chaotic and contradictory being that is you. We are capable of so much that we surprise even ourselves. Thank the moon, release what you no longer need, and welcome the changes to come.