The meaning of March

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March means Mars’ month.

Mars is the Roman god of War and is identified with the Greek god Ares.  Mars was the son of Juno and Jupiter and second only to his father in importance for Roman soldiers.

Until ~700BC March was the start of the year and the beginning of the war season.

The Saxons called the month Hreth-monath after their goddess Hreth.

Events in March

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Good Friday
  • Hanami

Born in March?

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Flower: Daffodil

Tropical Zodiac: Pisces (February 19 to March 20) and Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Sidereal Zodiac: Aquarius (February 13 to March 14) and Pisces (March 15 to April 13)

In Pure Spirit

What does the month of March mean to you?