~Horace (from Goddess Companion)
Spring, Glorious Spring, is here! Encapsulated in the grip of Winter, we have been waiting for the enlivening energy of Goddess to revive us and bring forth Her promise of new life, new energy, and new manifestations. The seeds that began their quickening at Imbolc are bursting with life-affirming spirit and providing visual cues that Goddess is extending across the land.
Meteorological Spring officially begins on the 1st of March, but Spring weather does not really settle in for many areas until after Spring Equinox. Here in the mid-Atlantic, we had a very mild Winter and although March can bring snow, I tend to trust Mother Nature. My flowering dogwood tree is already starting to bud, robin redbreast is happily hopping around the yard, and the geese are returning from their southern retreat. I think we might just have to call it!
As we prepare to celebrate our Happy ReNEW Year, we can also pause for a seasonal review. How did you overcome? What may need to be left on the tundra of Winter? What pruning and cutting may be done to facilitate new growth, especially paying attention to the energies and events of the eclipses? What are your intentions for the Equinox to carry you out of Winter and into Spring? Who are the Goddesses supporting and nourishing you right now?
Spring Equinox brings the world again into a balance of light and dark. The Winter Crone takes a step back and the Maiden of Spring is revealed to perpetuate the cycle of life. The activation and energy of the Spring Goddesses affirm the potential of our creative lives and invite us to dance, sing, and stand in the shower of blessings. The Holy Hygge of Winter is yielding to Spring temple cleansing and re-arranging.
I wish you the blessings of Spring, unequivocal YES’s to and from the Universe, the grace of Goddess, laughter that lights up your Soul, and the blooming of your hopes and dreams for this season.
Thank you for connecting and supporting MotherHouse of the Goddess – I am ever-so-grateful for each and every one of you.
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MARCH GODDESS GOODIES!
Spring Goddess Planner is available AND includes a new Goddess Planner Online as well as the digital downloads!
Check Audrey Alison YouTube for the March Tarot and Horoscope video readings!
Mercury Retrograde is still in effect – Michelle Boxley shared a great surviving Mercury Retrograde article!
Some ways to honor the Goddesses and HolyDays of March:
Choose a project for Women’s Herstory month and share your findings! Celebrate Juno Lucina and the women in your life for Matronalia with little cards and presents to tell them how special they are. Honor International Women’s Day with the theme of gender equality. How can you celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness? Give an offering of pink cupcakes for Lakshmi’s birthday. Chant Om Mani Padme Hum for Kuan Yin 108 times for her birthday. Soothe the angry beast of Sekhmet with an offering of beer mixed with pomegranate juice! (She also likes dark chocolate!) Track the planet Venus in your astrology chart and welcome the influence of Astarte. Make Spring Equinox your Happy RE-New Year! Take a blessing to your favorite water source for World Water Day and the Water Goddesses. Luna is calling you to moonbathe on her Feast Day! What does the radiant Moon Mother tell you?
~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Planner – Goddess Intentions for March
MARCH is WOMEN’S HERSTORY MONTH
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 4 – Celtic Feast for the Goddess Rhiannon
March 5 – Navigium Isidis – Blessing of the Fleets & the Goddess Isis
March 7 – Day of Marian Devotions
March 8, 2020 – International Women’s Day – Theme for 2020 is An Equal World is an Enabled World. #EachForEqual
March 8 – Tara Day – What Tara are you celebrating this month? Read more about White Tara
March 8, 2020 – SPRING FORWARD – Daylight Savings Time
March 9, 2020 – FULL MOON IN VIRGO AT 1:48 PM Eastern
March 9, 2020 – HOLI Celebration in India
March 9, 2020 – LAKSHMI JAYANTI – Happy Birthday to the Goddess Lakshmi!
March 9, 2020 – Jewish Holiday of Purim
March 10 – Hypatia Day
March 10 – Day of Ishtar in Ancient Sumer
March 12, 2020 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GODDESS KUAN YIN! (We will be doing a Goddess Meditation Circle on 3/12)
March 12 – End of the World by Sekhmet – have beer and pomegranate juice on hand! Sekhmet Page
March 13 – Egyptian celebration of the Divine Mothers: Isis births Horus the Younger and Hathor births Ihy
March 16 – Egyptian Feast of the Hand of God
March 17 – Festival of the Goddess Astarte
March 17 – Maenad Festival of Bacchus
March 17 – Damballah’s Day (Vodoun lwa)
March 18 – Sheela Na Gig Day in Ireland – Listen to Sheela Na Gig podcast
March 18 – Celtic Tree Month of Fearn (Alder) March 18 to April 14
March 19-23 – The Greater Quinquatrus was a festival for Roman Goddess Minerva as a Goddess of the Arts
March 19, 2020 – SPRING EQUINOX
March 20, 2020 – Sun enters Aries
March 20 – Ascension of the Goddess Persephone from the Underworld – Sign up for Persephone: Queen of Herself Online Course
March 21 – the Conception of the Sun God Ra by the Goddess NUT
March 22 – World Water Day – Sign up for Mermaid Magick to celebrate Water Spirits!
March 23 – Feast of the Goddess Auset – See ISIS Page
March 24, 2020 – NEW MOON IN ARIES AT 5:28 AM Eastern
March 25 – Cailleach’s Day
March 25 – Annunciation of Mary
March 25 – Hilaria Festival honoring the Goddess Cybele
March 28, 2020 – Earth Hour at 8:30 PM
March 30 – Festival of Egyptian Cobra Harvest Goddess, Wadjet, for a bountiful harvest & good fortune
March 30, 2020 – Yamuna Jayanti – Hindu River Goddess of Purification
March 31 – Festival of Luna – Goddess of the Moon – See Selene/Luna page