Tuesday 10 March 2009

Full Moon of Winds

There is a full moon tomorrow, March 11, at around half past two in the morning, London time.

According to pagancalendar.co.uk, the ancient Celtic name for March's full moon is Moon of Winds. Perhaps it gained this name because the month is known for being stormy. The tides are often particularly high around the time of full moon closest to the Spring Equinox, which combined with high winds can often cause flooding.

I certainly hope we aren't in for any more weather-related disasters, but this might be a very good time to honour the gods and goddesses of seas and storms, just in case!

Another name for March's full moon is Seed Moon, which seems appropriate considering this is the right time for sowing. According to Bud, Blossom, Leaf: The Magical Herb Gardener's Handbook, by Dorothy Morrison, plants that produce fruit, berries and seeds are best planted at the time of a full moon, or just before it, if you want grow a truly magical garden.


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