The concept of the Supermoon, originally coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, has reached the mainstream as NASA calls this the biggest Supermoon since 1948. A Full Moon or New Moon is called a Supermoon when it is at its closest to the Earth . We don’t see the New Moon, of course, but the Full Moon appears larger and its astrological influence is stronger during a Supermoon than at other times, with higher tides and often extreme weather incidents.
Richard himself thinks that this is being overblown in the news:
The media have made a pretty big deal over this, but the truth is that the perigee (closest approach to Earth) for the November 14 SuperMoon occurs when the Moon is 356,511 kilometers away from our home planet. That’s only 1,348 km. closer than last month’s (October 16) SuperMoon; and only 66 km. (41 mi.) closer than the closest SuperMoon of 2011. This is really gilding the lily!
In any case, this Full Moon falls in the sign of Taurus – the sign of the Earth itself.
Taurus is the earthiest of all of the earth signs – it is a fixed sign so it encourages stability and perseverance, but is also stubborn and unyielding. As an earth sign, Taurus is concerned with practical matters and physical comfort. Sensual experiences of food and touch are important for Taurus, and for all of us under the Taurus Full Moon.
When the Moon is full in Taurus, the Scorpio Sun is exactly opposite the Moon. Full Moons are the apex of the lunar cycle, and the opposition (180 degree) aspect requires integration of polar opposites. Where Taurus longs for peace and comfort, Scorpio demands intensity and […]