. There is a lot of buzz and excitement around the lunar eclipse on January 20th-21st (EST) because it’s a Supermoon (tm ), meaning the Moon is at perigee, its closest orbit to Earth. This means the Moon appears larger (because it is larger and lower in the sky, it will appear to be a red color and is therefore called a Blood Moon). Astrologer Richard Nolle has connected Supermoon events to intensified weather and geological events such as earthquakes and severe storms. With the Moon having a stronger effect than usual on the Earth, we can be certain that the effect on us as individuals will also be more powerful. Eclipses are more intense in the areas in which they are visible, and this eclipse will be particularly powerful for those of us in North and South America.
This Super Full Moon is a total eclipse astronomically, because the Moon will be obscured by the Sun, and this eclipse will last for a very long time – nearly an hour, depending upon your location ( for more details about the eclipse at your particular location). Astrologically, the eclipse is not as powerful because the lunar nodes are in a different sign from the Sun and Moon and therefore not drawing as much power as if they were in the same sign.
With the Sun in Aquarius opposing the Moon in Leo, questions of our own personal journey (Leo) relative to our transpersonal place in the world (Aquarius) will be highlighted. Three planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Pluto and Mercury) all ground us to the Earth and ensure that we pay attention to business […]