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Super Moons by Thia

The last three moons of 2016 are all Super Moons.

Since the moon does not orbit the Earth in a perfect circle, there are times when it is closer to the Earth (called a perigee) and times when it is farther away (called an apogee). When the moon is closest to the Earth it can appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is farthest away. That is why it is called a Super Moon. Due to the influence of the moon on the tides and other Earthly concerns, all the aspects of the full moon are multiplied when we have a Super Full Moon.

Well, this year we have one in October, November and December! Woohoo!

Here is the run down on each Super Moon.

October The full moon for October was October 16th. Full Moon Names: • Hunter’s Moon • Travel Moon • Dying Grass Moon • Snake Moon Astrological Sign: Aries moving into Taurus

Set new goals. Take leaps into the unknown. Energies are direct, daring, energetic, confident. There is a lot of enthusiasm with this moon. New opportunities can appear quickly, and just as quickly – disappear. The Snake energy brings transformation, shedding the old and starting something new. Overall, this is a very positive, but fiery supermoon.

Crystals: Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Citrine, Hematite, Jade, Kyanite, , Apache-tears Obsidian, Clear Quartz

Colors: red, bright colors, especially green, pink, white and yellow.

Herbs: basil, catmint, nettle, wormwood, geranium, cypress pine, chervil and carnation, November

The full moon on November 14th is the closest full moon so far this century! It won’t be this close again until 2034. And it won’t be this close at a full moon until January 1, 2257. So literally, this is a once in a life time event!

Full Moon Names: • Frosty Moon • Beaver Moon • Elk Moon Astrological Sign: Taurus

The full moon in Taurus brings a stabilizing energy. It is time to appreciate your senses and the earthly pleasures. Slow down a bit. Enjoy things at a slower pace. Elk energy brings wisdom and determination.

Crystals: Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Copper, Jade, Red Jasper, Kunzite, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite and Selenite.

Colors: blue, green, turquoise and soft rose-pinks.

Herbs: mint, thyme, elderberry, primrose, violet, marshmallow, catnip, rose, carnation, honeysuckle, saffron, strawberry, jasmine, tansy, and yarrow. December

Full Moon on December 13th.

Full Moon Names • Long Night Moon • Cold Moon • Goose Moon Astrological Sign: Gemini

Gemini is very social. This is a time to honor adventurousness, sharing and communication. Gemini is also curious and interested in finding out how things work.

Crystals: Agate, Crazy-lace Agate, Tree Agate, Apatite, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Jade, Lodestone, and Serpentine.

Colors: white, silver, yellow, spring green and pale gray.

Herbs: dill, mint, parsley, anise, lavender, marjoram, fennel, oregano, licorice, honeysuckle and horehound

Originally posted 17th October 2016

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