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March: Folklore, Moons, Symbols & Correspondences

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

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Reviewed by: Tina Caro

The month of March is the 3rd month of the Julian and Gregorian Calendars but was originally the first month of the Roman calendar year, called Martius named for Mars, one of the most important Gods of the Roman state.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

In witchcraft, March is often associated with themes of rebirth, renewal, and transition.

As the month marks the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it symbolizes the awakening of the earth from its winter slumber and the emergence of new life.

Witches may celebrate March with rituals and spells focused on growth, fertility, and cleansing, harnessing the energy of the season to bring positive changes into their lives.

Additionally, March is a time for honoring deities associated with spring, such as Persephone, Demeter, and Ostara, and for connecting with the natural world through outdoor activities like gardening and nature walks.

Magickal Practices in March

PracticeDescription
Spring Equinox RitualsWitches often perform rituals to celebrate the arrival of spring and honor the balance between light and dark. This may include outdoor ceremonies, planting seeds, or decorating altars with symbols of fertility and renewal.
Egg MagicEggs are symbols of fertility and new life, making them potent tools for spellwork in March. Witches may use eggs in rituals for growth, abundance, and protection, or incorporate them into divination practices.
Cleansing and RenewalMarch is a time for cleansing and renewal, both physically and spiritually. Witches may perform rituals to cleanse their homes, bodies, and energy fields, releasing stagnant energy and making space for new beginnings.

Correspondences and Themes for March

CorrespondenceDescription
SymbolsEggs, rabbits, flowers, seeds
ColorsPastel colors (pink, green, yellow), bright colors of spring
Herbs and FlowersDaffodil, tulip, dandelion, lavender, jasmine, mint
CrystalsAquamarine, amethyst, moonstone, rose quartz
ThemesRenewal, rebirth, growth, fertility, balance, manifestation

March Folklore and Traditions

Folklore/TraditionDescription
St. Patrick’s DayCelebrating Irish heritage and St. Patrick
Women’s History MonthHonoring and celebrating women’s contributions
March HaresFolklore surrounding hares during the mating season
Shamrocks and LuckSymbolism of shamrocks and luck
Marching BandsTraditional parades and events with marching bands

Symbols of March

  • Stone: Bloodstone
  • Flower: Jonquil or Narcissus, Shamrock
  • Animals: Hare or rabbit, Lamb, Lion

Other Names for the Month of March

Anglo Saxon – Hlyd Monath “stormy month” or Hraed Monath “rugged month”

The Sky in March

The Sun is in the sign of Pisces at the start of March and enters Aries on the 20th, 21st or 22nd. The New moon in March will be in Pisces if it occurs before the sun moves into Aries, and in Aries after. In 2020, this new moon occurs the 24th at 9:29am, GMT.

The full moon in March may be called the Storm Moon, the Worm Moon, the Full Crust Moon, The Full Crow Moon, The Lenten Moon or the Sap Moon. In the Northeastern parts of North America, it is Maple Sugar season!

The full moon will be in the sign of Virgo in the first part of the month, or in the sign of Libra if it occurs in the latter part of the month. In 2020, this full moon occurs on the 9th at 5:48pm, GMT.

Weather Lore

When March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb
(But Leo rises in the East when March begins and Aries sets in the West as it ends.)

So many mists in March you see, So many frosts in May will be.

A wet March, a wet spring

As it rains in March, so it shall in June

A dry March and a wet May fill the barns with corn and hay.

Notable Days in March

  • Hilaria
  • Anna Perenna March 15th
  • Mamuralia March 14th or 15th
  • Saint Patrick’s Day March 17th
  • Ostara/Eostre/Vernal Equinox – March 20th, 21st or 22nd
  • Lady Day – March 25
  • The Ides of March – March 15th, the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC and considered an unlucky day by many
  • The Borrowing Days – March 28, 29, 30

March borrowit from April
Three days, and they were ill:
The first was frost, the second was snaw,
The third was cauld as ever’t could blaw.
–Scottish proverb

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I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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