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Open Full Moon Ritual: The Worm Moon


The worm moon. The fish moon. The sleepy moon. The windy moon. Big famine moon. Moon when eyes are sore from the bright snow. Chaste moon. The death moon. Moon of hard crust on the snow. Baby eaglet moon. Moon of split days. Strawberry moon. Moose hunter moon. Moon of catching fish. Moon when buffalo have their calves. Dirt face moon. Little sandstorm moon. Frozen lakes moon. Moon of dryness. Cottontail moon. Hot & cold moon. Goose moon. Little spring moon. Noisy geese moon. Moon when women dig camas. Moon of much lateness. Little corn moon. Moon of small plants. Little frog moon. Green moon. Moon when water stands still in the ponds. Crane moon. Sap moon. Warming moon. Moon when leaves break forth. Moon when the plants sprout underwater. Long days moon.

Whatever her name may be to you, the full March moon is a time of returning to our terrestrial, physical selves after much cold and solitude during the winter. It is a moon that reawakens kinetic energy for the first time in months, and begins to reintroduce us to our community, and our selves.

In this inter-traditional, beginner-friendly group ritual on the evening of the full moon, we will gather under this powerful light and explore energy of the second full moon of the year. This ritual will focus on togetherness, magical acts of service, returning blood to once-cold limbs, and engaging the physical body.

Please be advised that there will be smoke offerings, light feasting, light physical activity (sitting and standing), chanting, percussion, and meditation. Attendees should be comfortable in the presence of animal curios, as well as some moderate participation.

$15 // Light refreshments provided for our ritual feast.


Melissa Madara is a co-owner at Catland, a folk witch & an herbalist. Her work deals with the healing power of storytelling, divination, and mastery of the natural world. She is a teacher at Catland Books and numerous other metaphysical spaces in NYC, and has a background in Croatian, American folk, and Chaos Magic traditions.

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