Today, March 1, 2018, is the “Worm Moon,” the last full moon before spring equinox, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. This is the time of year when the earthworms begin to emerge, rooting through the soil, loosening the earth for new growth.
God stir the soil,
Run the ploughshare deep,
Cut the furrows round and round,
Overturn the hard, dry ground,
Spare no strength nor toil,
Even though I weep.
In the loose, fresh mangled earth
Sow new seed.
Free of withered vine and weed
Bring fair flowers to birth.
–Prayer from Singapore, Church Missionary Society