My apologies for posting this after the fact. I do appreciate my loyal readers and hate to let you down with news after the fact. Next month’s Super Moon is the closest to Earth of all the Super Moons in 2015 (and it’s an eclipse!), and since I’ve not been assigned an article to write for that – you’ll be getting a totally Artful Articles exclusive look at the next “Bella Luna.” Thanks so much for stopping by.
There’s something fascinating and even poetic about a big, fat Full Moon, especially when it’s so close to Earth that it dominates the night sky and looks almost close enough to touch. The Full Moon in Pisces on August 29 is a Super Moon!
What is a Super Moon?
By definition, a Super Moon is either a New Moon or a Full Moon that comes within 90 degrees of its closest approach to Earth. Typically, this happens on the average of four-to-six times a year. In the year 2015, there are six Super Moons: three New Moons that we experienced in January, February and March and three Full Moons in August, September and October. No one gets to see a New Moon, which is why there’s so much more hype around Super Moons that are full and visible from Earth.
According to Earthsky.org, an astrologer named Richard Nolle is credited with coining the term “Super Moon” more than 30 years ago. Before then, astronomers called these moons, “perigee moons.” Perigee means “closest to Earth.” Moons that are farthest from the Earth are called “apogee moons.” The closest of the perigee moons to occur each year is called a “proxigee moon” and in 2015, that occurs next month in September, and it’s also a total lunar eclipse.
About the August Super Moon
The very-full Super Moon of August emerges in the sign of Pisces—the sign of sensitive souls, gifted artists and the spiritually minded. Pisces rules the 12th house, the house of the subconscious mind, spiritual growth and Karma.
Emotions vs. Common Sense
With this super-Full Super Moon, emotions take … [click here to read more]