On Sunday, March 28 at 2:48 PM (EST), the full moon will reach its peak. While scientists debate whether this moon can be classified as a supermoon, which occurs when the full moon is very close to Earth, it will be the fourth-closest to grace our skies in 2021. Although it may not be a supermoon itself, this moon, dubbed the Full Worm Moon, will be about 19,000 miles closer than the average full moon–just over 225,000 miles from Earth. The March full moon precedes two officially-classified supermoons, on April 27 and May 26.
So how did this moon earn its name? Nature, of course! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, before traditional calendars existed, Native American tribes named the moons based on what was happening in Nature. This helped them track seasonal changes. The March full moon appears as Winter makes its final transition into Spring. If you notice what’s happening around you, the temperature is slowly warming and the ground is softening. This allows earthworms to move within the soil and provides food for birds that are returning from winter migrations.
The moon’s energetic power is at its peak during a full moon. To celebrate the newness of Spring and all of the bounty that follows, stand in a peaceful place at 9:00 AM (EST) and hold The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth. There will not be a full moon meditation this month. Instead, we will connect virtually, as we tap into the immense power of this celestial gift.
In the video below, Grand Master Nan Lu shares the power and purpose behind this Qigong posture, a standing meditation that is central to our Dragon’s Way Qigong® program.