March brings the promise of Spring and an opportunity for us to shake off the last bits of winter (barring any March snow storms!). The Spring Maiden is dancing into our worlds in the Northern Hemisphere and we await the return of Kore eagerly. With Her ascension from the Underworld, the world is once again wreathed in blossoms and new growth.
MotherHouse has wonderful things planned this month, including the New Moon and Full Moon/Spring Equinox celebration. Check in on the Goddess Alive Radio schedule for great interviews this month, too. Mystery School of the Goddess has something for everyone in our current offerings, plus some truly inspiration courses will be launching in March, including tarot, divination, more Goddesses and practices, and even a Ganesha course!
Monthly horoscopes from Audrey Alison are a great way to get an idea of the cosmic weather for your month. Audrey is a regular on Goddess Alive Radio and you can see the March Horoscopes here.
March is also the month for Women’s Herstory AND International Women’s Day. Let’s educate ourselves and each other by sharing voraciously on social media about WOMAN POWER! The theme for International Women’s Day is Parity, equality, and we are making a #PledgeforParity. Share Goddess Myths as potent reminders of Women’s sacred source and our founding HerStories.
March is Women’s
March 1 – Day to Honor Vesta – Rekindling of Vestal Temple fires
March 1 – Matronalia – Celebration of Juno Lucina – Goddess of Childbirth
March 1 – Chloaia – Celebrates the greening of the cultivated land and wild nature. Demeter and Kore are praised for the return of Spring. Official opening of the new wine, recognizing Dionysus and the Maenads.
March 7, 2016 – Maha Shivaratri
March 8, 2016 – New Moon in Pisces at 8:55pm eastern (Solar Eclipse)
March 8, 2016 – New Moon Live Video Ritual with Laura Amazzone on the Goddess Durga
March 8, 2015 – International Women’s Day
March 10 – Hypatia Day – Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathematician, philosopher, and teacher of the ancient arts in Alexandria. She became the head of a Platonic school and was tragically murdered by a mob in what is symbolically referred to as the fall of intellectual life in Alexandria. Centuries later, an Egyptian Coptic Bishop said Hypatia was a Hellenistic pagan and that “she was devoted at all times to magic, astrolabes and instruments of music, and she beguiled many people through her Satanic wiles”. Our kind of woman.
March 13 – Egyptian celebration of the Divine Mothers: Isis births Horus the Younger and Hathor births Ihy – Join Normandi Ellis for the Feasts of Light Series on Mystery School of the Goddess
March 17 – Maenad Festival of Bacchus
March 18 – Spring Equinox – Ostara
March 18 – Celtic Tree Month of Fearn (Alder) March 18 to April 14
March 19, 2016 – Sun enters Aries
March 19-23 – The Greater Quinquatrus was a festival for Roman Goddess Minerva as a Goddess of the Arts.
March 20 – Ascension of the Goddess Persephone from the Underworld – Learn more about Kore/Persephone at Mystery School of the Goddess
March 21 – the Conception of the Sun God Ra by the Goddess NUT
March 22 – World Water Day
March 23, 2016 – Full Moon in Libra at 8:01 am eastern (Lunar Eclipse)
March 23-24, 2016 – Holi Festival – Spring Festival of COLOR!
March 25 – Cailleach’s Day
March 27 – Kwan Yin’s BIRTHDAY!
March 27, 2016 – Christian Easter
March 30 – Festival of Egyptian Cobra Harvest Goddess, Wadjet, for a bountiful harvest & good fortune
March 31 – Festival of Luna – Goddess of the Moon
Don’t forget to check Find Your Tribe for March 2016 Goddess Spirituality and Community Events!