Full Moon Times @23 Taurus
November 14th, 2016

LA – Monday – 7:52 am
NY – Monday – 10:52 am
Lon – Monday – 3:52 pm
Syd – Tuesday – 2:52 am

‘Suppermoon” … here’s the guff.

Hang on. I should say, here’s my guff. I don’t expect everyone to agree.

There are people who swear by ‘supermoons’, saying the moon is larger at these times, and yeah, it looks larger, by about 14%. But heads up. It hasn’t really changed size.

The appearance changes because the moon has cycles of perigee — when it’s closer to earth. (if you can call 357,000 km close).  The perigee happens 2-3 times every 14 months.

Social Media gets all excited about it, claiming there is stronger astro effect raining moonbeams down on our heads. Like, get out the garlic and the holy water or something.

Me? I don’t give ‘supermoons’ a thought, basically because it’s the New or Full Moon that matters astrologically (the lunations as we call them), not the proximity of the moon to earth via the ecliptic. I guess you could argue that because it looks bigger, it does more, but then there’s Pluto, you know? 4.28 billion km from New LA.  Not super close … but super powerful. A Pluto transit trumps a lunar one, super or otherwise, by about a million.

What a ‘Supermoon’ does is generate hype that doesn’t amount to any actual astrology IMHO – but that could be my North Node in Capricorn talking.

Still, it’s not grounded in ancient astrology, or astronomy, the wisdom passed down for thousands of years. It’s a ‘pre-new age term that popped up in the late 1970s, an easier handle for the scientific ‘perigee-syzygy’ (try saying that three times in a row).

It’s more meaningful to look at what degree the new or full moon is in, and the sign. ie where’s this mojo landing in your chart? This next one, on the 14th of November, is at 22 Taurus. Hitting anything?

What’s your take?

Image: Her Only Friend the Moon by Alexander Jansson