By Kim Rossi
I don't know about you, but I read this headline A “Full Worm Moon” Is Happening on March 9, Marking the Beginning of Spring with the brain of an autism Mom who has seen more than her share of lunar reproductive cycle pin worms. Turns out, the Full Worm full moon means Spring, when the earth softens and worms wriggle on up and robins nosh on them. Still, for many of us, every full moon means behavior spikes for our kids. And worse, seizures. We battled pin worms in my household for years. I firmly believe that my daughter's weakened gut and immune system, exacerbated by several rounds of antibiotics for sinus infections provided the breeding ground for a pin worm infestation that launched her very first grand mal seizure. "Febrile" my left foot. The seizures occured almost monthly, but this was long before she went into puberty. I worked with a Naturopath named Skye Weintraub via a phone consult. Her book, "The Parasite Menace" was in my nightstand for close to 20 years, with my notes from our phone call on several pages. Wishing all of our readers smooth sailing through this lunar event. XOX
This year’s first supermoon is almost here! The Full Worm Moon will brighten the night sky on Monday, March 9.
Since Native Americans named full moons to track seasons, the names often correlate with nature. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, one of the most popular names for March’s full moon is the “Full Worm Moon '' because as the weather warms and the ground softens, earthworms begin to appear, attracting robins—a sign of spring. Since the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, another name for March’s full moon is the “Full Crow Moon.” The full moon is also called the “Full Sap Moon” because the sap of sugar maple trees begins to flow around this time.
The Full Worm Moon will be the first of three supermoons in 2020, according to EarthSky. This means that the full moon will coincide with perigee, the point in the moon’s orbit at which it’s closest to Earth. When the moon’s at perigee, it appears brighter and larger than a standard full moon. The Full Worm Moon will be this year’s second-closest full moon to Earth.