The intensity of recent planetary alignments is not letting up, with this striking Supermoon on show. This is the biggest Supermoon in 70 years!! The last one this big was in January 1948 and it may have triggered a major 8.2 earthquake and Tsunami in the Phillipines that happened the day before on 25 Jan 1948. This week’s full moon/supermoon happens just an hour or so after perigee and the Moon is especially close to us.
In fixed earth sign Taurus, this Supermoon could trigger a major seismic event. The Moon makes a semi-sextile to a dramatic stellium of Uranus, Eris and Ceres so the themes I described last month are still making their presence felt, highlighting the differences that separate us from one another. Thirty degree aspects help us to learn something from those we tend to ignore, or denigrate, but they are often unsettling and challenging.
Taurus possesses a great deal of patience, something that Aries lacks. This Full Super Moon can teach us about managing the material world (Taurus) that operates at a slower and more methodical frequency than headstrong Aries, who is impatient and only interested in immediate action.
The Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus are ruled by Mars and Venus respectively and they too are in a semi-sextile aspect; with Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Aquarius. Aquarius can teach Capricorn how to think outside the square. Venus in Capricorn tends to favour traditional values and use methods established over time. Mars in Aquarius prefers to experiment and approach things with an eye on the future. With so many semi-sextiles jostling with one another, this Full Moon will test us on several levels, including where traditional systems and established processes need to make room for new methods.
This chart asks us to be thorough and take our time, but also to establish new standards that are workable.
Interestingly, Mercury is making yet another semi-sextile (to Venus) so explaining our position and methods may prove difficult. Misunderstandings can happen when we assume that others are on the same wavelength as we are, later to discover that they have no idea what we are talking about. Equally, what we encounter and hear may be beyond our understanding. This Supermoon seems to be saying that we still have a lot to learn.