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The Full Worm Moon

Grass Clippings - Full Worm Moon - Year of DreamsMarch is the month of the Full Worm Moon.

The Full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

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.

See all Full Moon names and their meanings and about find out a little more about a Creative Designer called Jamie Ridler who is due to release a new workshop at the time of every full moon which as a concept is pretty unique!

Some March 2014 Moon highlights:



The Moon dangles below brilliant Jupiter on the 9th, the duo parading above Orion and at their highest between 7:00 and 8:00 P.M.

The Moon forms a lovely tight triangle with blue Spica and orange Mars on the 18th, best seen after 11:00 P.M.

The Moon then pays Saturn a very close visit on the 20th; the pair rises just before midnight and get progressively higher through the wee hours.

Look for a brilliant conjunction between Venus and the Moon low in the eastern sky on the 27th, 40 minutes before sunrise.


Our interest in the full worm moon (apart from our Managing Editor being a keen yacht sailor) is the fact that the worms will be actively casting on the surface of your lawns and you should consider suppressing their activity with the organic and non pesticide solution to lawn worm casts - CastClear.

Find your nearest stockist of CastClear.


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