It is my habit, when confronted with a new calendar year, to consider it from various angles: the chart of the New Year; the chart of the Winter Solstice which preceded it; the Lunar Month into which it was born; and the major aspects and transits of the year in toto. In other words, I want to know about the kind of environmental climate into which the year has been “born”; and what its astral weather will be. Thus I looked; and here’s what I found.
The truth about “Super Moons” is that they AREN’T. It’s hype, pure and simple. Today’s New Moon is a lunation like any other; but someone with a lot of time on her hands and a smidge of marketing savvy decided to give it a souped-up label.
Actually, the idea behind a “Super Moon” derives from the math of having thirteen lunar months and twelve calendar ones: every so often a New or Full Moon will occur twice in a calendar month, and will be hailed as a Super or Blue Moon, portending all sorts of nonsensical luck. It’s rotation, folks, the luck of the draw. Now the planetary configurations WITHIN the lunation chart might be extraordinary, as the last few have been—we are living in INTERESTING TIMES, people—but the calendric coincidence means nothing.
If the Moon is a balloon, then this one just got busted. Sorry.
Ariel Harper Nave
“I believe that there is NOTHING sent us that we cannot handle if we know ourselves well enough and that’s why I do what I do.”