On this day the Moon will be in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is to close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.
On this day the Moon will be in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.
Last Quarter Moon: Release, let go, forgive.
Letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, undoing bindings, opening up problem-knots, making space
Now is the time to let go, release, and forgive anything and everyone that you may feel has hurt you in any
way. It is a time of emptying self and allowing the universe to take over or whomever you trust in your faith.
It is out of your hands and no more action is needed from you.
The moon is one-half and decreasing in illumination. This is like a half-way point – a kind of calm, contemplative time of introspection, reflection & re-evaluation for the future. The seed has now planted fully and all harvests have been reaped.
There is a sense of thinking about what has been accomplished, and shedding the old (including negative thoughts) before the new can come into place. This entails ridding of any kind of negative thoughts or energy for good so that you can focus positively on a higher universal perspective, take full responsibility, and allow for the creativity and growth that will manifest in the next stage of goals and new intentions.
The Worm Moon of March was sometimes referred to by names associated with other signs of spring. The more northern Native American tribes knew the March full moon as the Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night, or the Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees. Other names include the Chaste Moon and the Death Moon. Christian settlers also called this the Lenten Moon and considered it the last moon of winter.
Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.
In astrology, planets and heavenly bodies are considered as energy beings, affecting the life and states of people on earth. Each planet is associated with a physical, emotional and mental quality. The placement of planets and their distances from earth in this case are important factors in determining the quality and intensity of their influence. The Full Moon symbolizes the mind & emotions and because of its closeness to earth it is one of the most influential heavenly bodies on the life of people on earth.
Full Moon: a time for goals to be signed, sealed, and stamped.
The full moon traditionally symbolizes abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, and protection. This is the time that our goals and intentions become signed, sealed, and stamped. Note that it is not necessarily delivered. (They may be, but if it is not, do not be discouraged. We still have two weeks to devote to this intentional period. Know that the intention is “out there” in the universe and time is gathering all the circumstances and other people’s intentions and time frame together to make this happen the best way for all concerned.)
FULL MOON in VIRGO
As the Earth rotates, different constellations appear overhead. In the Northern Hemisphere the Full Moon in Virgo happens in the spring (when crops are about to be planted), and the New Moon in Virgo happens in the fall (when crops are beginning to be harvested). In the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed but the symbolism is the same. Virgo (archetypically, the maiden) is about fertility and its changing seasons – in other words, about growth and the change that comes with it.
The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. http://www.moongiant.com/phase/today/
FIRST QUARTER MOON (“half moon”): Challenges, decisions, action. Taking direct action and managing energy. Building, growth. During the First Quarter Moon, we are met with challenges and obstacles that we have not prepared for.
planting roots, growing and moving forward. This symbolizes a period of strength, determination, concentration, decision-making or re-evaluation, and commitment to action.
During this time, remember to keep soldiering forward, despite any fears, emotions or doubts that might get in your way. Turn around any emotional energy into creative passion so that you can get things done and finish goals.
FIRST QUARTER: March 5, 4:32 am (PST)
FULL MOON: March 12, 07:54 am (PST)
LAST QUARTER: March 20 8:58 am( PST)
NEW MOON: March 28 2:57 am (UTC) = March 27, 7:57 pm (PST)