Today, thanks to the power of the interwebs, I discovered the full moon tomorrow night is called (among other names), “The Crow Moon.” This makes me ridiculously happy, especially given the new friends I made this winter.
This is what the unlikely-but-extremely-helpful-witchy-knowledge source, also known as the Farmers’ Almanac has to say about the full moon in March –
Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled 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. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
My plan for tomorrow night is simple. I’m gathering all the stones we have (Hematite, Citrine, and Amber, to name a few) and putting them outside to charge. It’s been years since I’ve properly cleaned them, so they’re long overdue.
I’m also going to do something similar to my new moon ritual, and spend 15 minutes with a candle at my desk. Not really sure yet what my exact focus will be, but I’m sure it will involve some kind of power raising.
If we are spared more storm clouds, I’m also hoping to get a few pictures of the moon. I have a new found love of creating memes, and prefer using my own pictures as backgrounds whenever possible. The picture for the meme below is one I took from our driveway one February night a couple years back. The quote, however, drove me crazy for most of the morning. I’ve seen it in multiple places over the years, but I can’t seem to find the origin. I did narrow it down to three sources (two different witchy-type women, and one man who writes fiction books for kids), but finally decided to give up and credit “Author Unknown” for now. If anyone knows where it originated, I’d love it if you shouted out in the comments.
Please feel free to share this, and magical full moon blessings to all!
EDITED March 6, 2015
Yay! The clouds parted, and I was able to get a few
gazillion shots of the Crow Moon last night. Here is my latest creation –
“Full Moon and candles, magic times three, I summon the power, so mote it be.” ~ Author unknown Bright Crow Moon Blessings. “[Crows] are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive within our world everyday and available to us.” ~ Ted Andrews