March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This statue shows him in battle gear. The Roman calendar originally began in March, and the months of January and February were added later, after a calendar reform.
Sun in Pisces until the 19th
Dreams, liminality, the place between sleep and waking. The time of reawakening, stirring out of hibernation bringing the dreams of winter to the shore of consciousness. The final sign of the zodiac, the birthing of the dream.
1st St David’s day Wales
5th St Piran’s day Cornwall
6th March Jīng zhé – The waking of insects.
On the waxing march worm moon – weed make space prepare the ground ready for the new moon planting of seeds.
Just after midnight 12.40pm 7th Full moon
Celtic- moon of winds.
Medieval- Chaste moon.
Native American- Worm moon.
Cherokee – windy moon.
The Almanac – Plough, Wind moon
March full moon or Ides of March – Roman festival of Anna Perenna (later set at 15th March)
6th-7th Jewish Purim
7-8th Holiday Hindu Spring festival
17th St Patricks Day
19th Mother’s Day
20th March Vernal Equinox 9.24pm – Ostara
Ostara neopagan celebration of spring.
Nowruz – Iranian/Persian new year
Sun moves into in Aries- Zodiac new year
21st New moon in Aries 5.30pm
25th Lady day – feast of the annunciation Christian new year from 1155 until 1752, when the Gregorian calendar was introduced.
Equivalent to 6am
Seed Breaking into light
26th British summer time & clocks go forward one hour
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads. ~Mary Oliver
Mad March hares and April fools