Friday 30th August @ 11:37 is the Pagan Dark Moon and this month it's a Black Moon as it's the 2nd New Moon in the same calendar month. It's also the second of three consecutive New Moon Supermoons when the moon is at it's closest (Perigree) and could 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent bigger to the naked eye. However as the New Moon is barely visible, we are unlikely to notice any difference. More at Earthsky.org
It will be at it's brightest when the moon reaches lunar perigee (see note below) at 16.59 UK time, it will be the second and closest New Moon Supermoon of 2019. Perigee timings are given at Lunarplanner.com.
A Supermoon is when the moon appears larger in the sky because it is reaches the closest proximity to Earth (known as the perigee*) coinciding with the New Moon or Full Moon. Since the New Moon is only a sliver to the naked eye, the Full Moon Supermoons are much more of a visual treat, when the moon may appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than on any other Full Moon occasion. Although it may not seem all that noticeable to us and of course it will depend on good clear viewing conditions; however due to an optical illusion, it will always look bigger and more luminous when closer to the horizon. The Supermoon will also bring about larger than usual perigean spring tides. In case, like me, you are wondering what spring tides has to do with August, Spring tides are named not for the season, but to represent the sense of bouyancy, bursting forth, rising. They are now also known as Supermoon tides or King tides.
*The moon orbits around the Earth in an ellipse which takes just over 29 days, meaning that it reaches points in the year when it is at its closest (perigee, when it is about 363,000 km away) and furthest (apogee, when it is about 405,500 KM) from our planet. Those old enough might be reminded of Bed Knobs and Broomsticks when Angela Lansbury mentions the perigee and apogee in one of her invocations!
According to Elephantjournal.com in an article from 2018, whereas New Moon energy usually last a few days, this intense, life-changing energy of this New Moon trio will remain for the full two month period, from the first Supermoon New Moon on 1st August until the final Supermoon New Moon on 28th September. Those sensitive to energies will feel the heightened charge as extremes of moods, with some sudden unexpected swings. Because Virgo is ruled by Mercury, communications will be intensified, making it advisable to speak carefully to minimise any misunderstandings. Mercury also influences travel plans, vehicles, buying/selling, negotiation, teaching and learning, agreements and contracts.
New Moons are good for setting intentions, so it's a fabulous day for creating a personal or corporate Vision Board for the rest of 2019. For a list of Joanna's forthcoming Harmony Healing events, see this recent Harmony Healing Event Update.
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