Get out your bottles of spring water (or if it’s raining your collection bowls) we are going to have a Super-Super Moon on November 14, we’ve had super moon’s before as a matter of fact the last full Moon in October was a super moon, but nothing like what we will have on November 14th.
That’s because this is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034, so you really don’t want to miss this one. The last time we had a Super-Super Moon was in January of 1948, this is because as NASA explains it, “because the Moon has an elliptical orbit, one side - called the perigee - is about 48,280 km (30,000 miles) closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee).
When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy (definitely something you want to keep in your back pocket for your next Scrabble match).
When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, we get what’s called a perigee-syzygy.
That causes the Moon to appear much bigger and brighter in our sky than usual, and it’s referred to as a supermoon - or more technically, a perigee moon.
Supermoons aren’t all that uncommon - we just had one on October 16, and after the November 14 super-supermoon, we’ll have another one on December 14.
But because the November 14 Moon becomes full within about 2 hours of perigee, it’s going to look the biggest it has in nearly seven decades.
And that is huge! The best way to view it is when if you're viewing from a spot where the Moon is sitting closer to the horizon, it can create what's known as 'moon illusion'.
"When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects," says NASA. "The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience." So if you want to see the full moon at it's "largest" then look for it at the horizon at moonrise or moonset. If you wait until it's at it's zenith in the heavens then it will appear small to you.
To see it at its absolute biggest, it's expected to reach the peak of its full phase on the morning of November 14 at 8:52am EST (1352 GMT). For those of you in Australia, you'll need to wait until November 15 to see it, and the Moon will hit its full phase at 12:52am AEST. (Thank you NASA) Since the East Coast is 3 to 4 hours ahead of the West Coast deduct 3 to 4 hours from the East Coast Time which if I’m correct is 4:52 or 5:52 AM PST (I hope I'm right)
Because it’s a Super-Supermoon this time a very powerful time for works as well. Having the super-supermoon only increases the power.
I do want to warn you, my personal experience as well as that of a few of my friends in using super-super moon water, have been very, very crazy, so it’s best to handle with care. One of my friends added the water to some jar work she was doing for myself and the situation went crazy in an unbelievable short amount of time. From what I’ve seen with super-supermoon energy, it can be hard to handle and can go from order to chaos real fast unless you are very careful using it. And once done it can be almost impossible to undo, you just have to let it ride out.
There are many other implications which are linked to this special lunar event beyond the scientific meanings, and perhaps the biggest one is the cosmic shift in energy that will accompany it. Astrologically speaking, the November supermoon will occur when the sun is in Scorpio and the moon is opposite that, in Taurus.
This brings to the forefront a sort of tug of war between the powerful, determined, and intense Scorpio energy and the responsible, stability craving Taurus. The resulting clash will create a burst of energy which you can either embrace and grow with, or oppose and struggle against. That’s why water energized by the rays of this Super-super Moon will be very powerful and possibly uncontrollable if not used right.
On the negative side of this Moon energy influence often means there are great obstacles to surmount on life’s testing path. However it does not totally prevent success. At this Full Moon any fame will come with a certain amount of notoriety. The Moon is susceptible to the melancholia of its Saturn rulership.
This period is good for those who can make a career out of doom and gloom. Others could find the pain that comes with such a sensitive moon intolerable. The temptation to self-medicate with drugs (Especially alcohol) can be high at this time and depression a problem too. There is a tendency to self-destruction and those touched by this moon might feel their lives are fated, even cursed for the next two weeks.
However at the end of this period you might realize that if fate hasn’t killed you then it has actually made you stronger! Life gets better the Moon wanes, and by the New Moon you will feel much less victimized and become quite fearless. Generally the Moon in Taurus breeds those who are life’s troopers! Bruised and sometimes battered, they get back up to proudly show off their battle scars. Around this full Moon there can be night terrors, (Those of you with young children be prepared for them to be upset) dreams could possibly be extremely vivid and can sometimes be prophetic. On the positive side dreams can also be uplifting and inspiring. A ritual to banish phobias and paranoia would be good at this time.
But if you choose to look at it on the positive side you can find this super-super moon to be wonderful.
Astrologer Dorothy Morgan has this to say about this upcoming Extra Super Moon:
With all the crazy unexpected things that are happening in the world lately, the upcoming supermoon set to happen on November 14th will finally give us something that we can all look forward to seeing. The full moon that rises in the night sky next Monday will be a truly spectacular sight to behold, one that is actually worthy of our attention and appreciation. That’s because the moon will shine brighter and appear larger than it has in the last 68 years!
The rare November supermoon is certainly one for the record books, not since January 25, 1948 has a full moon come this close to Earth. If you’re wondering what it takes for the moon to attain supermoon status, it’s the right combination of the location, timing, and phase of the moon. First and foremost, the moon has to be in either its illuminated full moon phase or the dark and entirely invisible new moon phase. Then the moon’s orbit must bring it around to the one exact point where it comes closest to the Earth. Finally, there is the timing and these two factors must closely coincide with one another for the moon to be called a supermoon.
While all full supermoons appear super-sized and much larger and brighter than usual size, this November one is extra special because it’s happening when the moon is the closest to the Earth that it has been in the last seven decades. As such, it will likely be the biggest moon you’ve ever seen.
I’m not seeing this Taurus Full Moon as something to worry about.
For one thing, the Moon is exalted in Taurus, meaning the Moon finds tremendous comfort here. Happy and serene. We always look at the aspects for further information, and besides the obvious opposition to the Scorpio Sun this Full Moon only makes two other major aspects, both of which are harmonious ones. There’s tremendous depth and power at this lunation but in a way that is accessible, gentle, and supportive.
This Taurus Full Moon is a great time to balance these grounding forces: are you dealing with too much drama, should you resolve to find a more stable atmosphere? Or, do you need more passion and intensity in your life to prevent mental and emotional atrophy?
Whichever thing is needed in your life, Taurus is a chill sign and we all need to take the chilliest route here. (Especially here in the U.S., everyone needs to simmer down right about now…) This Full Moon does look like a slow, steady burn with a focus on the sensual. Enjoyment of the good things in life isn’t just self-indulging; it’s about making the spiritual life tangible, as there’s no distinction between the physical and the spiritual to Taurus.
The Full Moon in Taurus will also be drawing out issues involving money and our self-worth. Self-worth is often tied to money (or, more commonly, lack of money) but also deeply involves how we are respected for our standards or how we ourselves respect our own standards. If your values system is working out for you and you’ve got good people in your life who also value your values, you’ll see evidence of it here.
Unless something is very wrong within certain financial or personal matters, on the whole this shouldn’t be a particularly strong or upsetting Full Moon in material ways on the personal level.
Now, the global financial scene might be different, since there’s actually quite a bit of “propping up” being done to make finances look more robust on paper than they really are. While this single lunation isn’t a huge upset, it does occur around the time the more unsettling space weather starts building in intensity, so while the Full Moon won’t exactly stir things up it can highlight things already coming to a head in global events.
What is important during this Full Moon? Feeling stable and safe is an important thing for Taurus. This is why some people who have a lot of Taurus in their charts can’t seem to throw anything away, they feel safer having stuff around them; and even if you are not worried about stuff you can still ask yourself do I feel safe? If not this what you will focus on during the Full Moon.
So let me boil this down for you; before the Moon is Full take a few days and start evaluating where you might have too much, or need to shift your energy so you feel safer and more secure. Or letting go of something/s that is keeping you from being creative and sharing your beauty in the world.
Then any time after the Moon is full, at 8:52 am Eastern Time (be sure to adjust for Pacific and Central time), take out some paper and write out the things that you need to let go of. The things that are holding you back from feeling safe, the things that may be keeping you from earning a really good living.
Is your self-esteem an issue? That is also related to Taurus so see what would make you feel better and make that change.
This Full Moon is strong, not as strong as an eclipse would be, but it is pretty close. So tap into how you feel about your material things and what you value. Physical or not I don’t care, take a long look at your value system and see where you need a shift. Use this Full Moon to release the unwanted things in your life and finally make the change you have been waiting a long time to make.
I found A Full Moon Release Ritual that I feel will beneficial to many of you.
This is good to do At the Full Moon, the energy is powerful and intense. This surge enables you to take action – especially in regards to the New Moon intentions you may have made two weeks prior. This is a perfect time for releasing something that no longer serves you; or letting go of something that you no longer need in your life; or an opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown.
A Full Moon ritual is a powerful way to invoke this (a ritual being a set of actions, often with symbolic value, performed in a ceremonial manner). Releasing. Letting go. Unburdening yourself. Purging.
You get rid of the old, celebrating your emergence by stepping out of an old way of being / an old identity / behaviour / attitude / relationship / frame of mind / situation.
The ritual marks this inner transformation in a formal, ceremonial way. Emphasizing to yourself and the Universe that you are ready to let go for the new you to emerge. Making way for new magical opportunities to come to you.
Purification using the elements of Fire and water they are great symbolic ways of purifying. Fire – consumes, burns away the old, Water – cleanses, washes away
What you need: pen, paper, matches, candle, two small bowls, water
If possible do this outside under the Full Moon, connecting directly with Mother Nature and the Moon’s energies. If you cannot be outside, find a quiet place indoors.
Clear your energy. Imagine standing under a silver waterfall and allow all negative and non-serving energies to be washed away.
Create a sacred space. Find a quiet place to sit, declutter and clean, place crystals or other special items around you.
Light the candle, fill one small bowl with water – place both in front of you, along with the other empty bowl.
Take a few deep breaths, center yourself and then begin to write on the piece of paper what you wish to release from your life, what limiting beliefs you want to be free from, what no longer serves you or what you want to let go of.
When you have finished your list, sign and date the page.
Breathe deep into your heart and declare “I now let this go. And it is so.” Then place one corner of the piece of paper over the candle allowing the flame to light your page (throw the page into the empty bowl as it burns) watching the flames consume what you are releasing, the smoke taking your intention to the Universe. Please note: if your piece of paper struggles to light or burn, please consider if you are really ready to let this go! Only when you are willing to let go will the page burn – the faster the flames, the more willing you are to let it go.
Then place your hands in the bowl of water. Signifying cleansing of the old and opening to the new.
Remove your hands from the water and take a deep breath. Sit in silence for a moment. You may want to keep your candle burning for a while as you sit, allowing inspiration to spark.
This is only a suggestion of a ritual. Use your intuition to guide you. You may just want to sit with a lit candle and not burn your page. You may want to have a shower or jump into the ocean as part of a cleansing ritual. You may want to meditate on what to let go of rather than write it down.
Go with what works for you and what you feel comfortable with. It all comes down to intention. As long as your stay centered in why you are doing things in a certain way, the results will follow as you intended them to.
So make the most of this Super-Super moon that is coming, collect your water and do your ritual to release all that is negative from you. Because this is the perfect time to do it.