Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Storm Moon

Once in a blue moon, which in this case is every 18-19 years, Super moon returns to light our sky and fill our eyes with her majestic beauty. So get outside tonight and look up. This full moon is going to be closer to the earth than we've seen since about 1992.
The moon will appear much larger than normal, especially when it's close to the horizon and the "moon illusion" sort of tricks our eyes into making it seem especially big. Look for the full moon as it rises above the eastern horizon and as the sun sets below the western horizon. 
 Coming right before Easter this month's full moon is known as the Storm Moon, and considering the way the weather's been lately, it's aptly named! March is a month full of wind and rain and gray skies. A lot of people are worried about extreme weather events tied into this  Super moons arrival.  Scientists seem to be divided about whether there's a connection between the Super Moon phenomenon and weather disasters. On the one hand, some say that the dangers of the Super Moon are over exaggerated, and that higher tides at a full moon aren't uncommon at all. On the other hand, you've got some that say there may be a link between large-scale earthquakes in places around the equator and new and full moon situations. Super moons in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 all coincided with major disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. So, what does this moon madness mean? Are we facing some sort of perfect storm, or are there going to be just a few more high tides? No one knows for sure. I prefer to remain positive and think of this Super Moon as a sort of hero like Super Man. It may not be faster than a speeding bullet, but this Super Moon that hangs above us in the sky with a muse like apparition guides us on a path to inspiration and beauty.

On another note,  each month the full moon has many names. In March the full moon is also known to the Indians as The Worm Moon. As the weather gets warmer and the ground begins to thaw earthworms appear, calling the return of the robins. The more northern Indian 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.  This is also a time of equal parts light and darkness, and so a time of balance. March rolls in like a lion, and if we're lucky, it will go out like a lamb.
Correspondences for Saturday
Magickal Intentions: Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundries, Time and Death
Incense: Black Poppy Seed and Myrrh
Planet: Saturn
Sign: Capricorn and Aquarius
Angel: Cassiel
Colors: Black, Grey and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Myrrh, Moss, Hemlock, Wolfsbane, Coltsfoot, Nightshade and Fir
Stones: Jet, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Lava, Pumice
Oil: (Saturn) Cypress, Mimosa, Myrrh, Patchouly
Saturn lends its energies to the last day of the week. Because Saturn is the planet of karma, this day is an excellent time for spellwork involving reincarnation, karmic lessons, the Mysteries, wisdom, and long-term projects. It is also a good time to being efforts that deal with the elderly, death, or the eradication of pests and disease.


aimee said...

Wow! I love looking at the moon especially when it's full. I hope I won't miss it tonight. :)

Toni said...

such a beautiful picture!

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Angela said...

Thanks for following Mommy Time Out. I hope I'll be able to get some good pics of our moon tonight!

Alicia C. said...

Wow - I learned a lot from this post. I never knew that this moon had so many names. I love "The Worm Moon"

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Oak Lawn Lady said...

Hi there Siv Maria,
Your blog is great and I love your pictures, too. I will be watching for the blue moon tonight. It's sunny and clear right now, so maybe we'll get lucky and be able to get a good view.
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Jeannette said...

We plan on getting our satellite set up for tonight. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm so glad to meet you!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I will make sure to head outside to night to take a look at that beautiful moon

Lisa said...

I love to watch the full moon

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Hairy Princess said...

Really interesting post.
I was lucky to be able to see the Super Moon light up a beautiful starry sky. Magical!