On October 16, 2016 at 12:24 am or 00:24hrs there is a “supermoon”. This is the first of three “supermoons” happening here at the end-side of this year. But what exactly does that mean? Well the term “supermoon” is new in age and has only been used since 1979 and only really taken hold in the public and scientific communities in the last handful of years. It means nothing more than a moon that looks extra large in the sky because it happens to be closer to the earth than other full moons. Nevertheless, as soon as the term “supermoon” really became popular, the new age religion and other cult style communities have started adding all kinds of fantastical and magical properties and qualities to the “supermoons”. Of course, it is just a moon like others that simply happens to be closer to earth due to its oblong and sort of wobbly orbit. This wobbly orbit creates an apogee (the moon being furthest from earth) and a perigee (when the moon is closest to the earth).
Super Moons actually happen every year and in every season. The moon follows a nine year changing orbit where it tracks closer to the earth and further away. So for nine years the apogee gets a little further away from the earth each cycle and then for nine years the perigee gets a bit closer to the earth each cycle. That happens to be where we are this year, the moon being very close to earth creating what is called “extreme perigee”.
Of course all of this can be looked up and read about in various detail online and in books. This is nothing new and many people know about it.
This year there are three high level perigees in a row, three “supermoons”. The biggest (closest) one will happen in November. On November 14, 2016 at 8:52 am est, or 08:32 hrs, the biggest “supermoon” will occur in the last 68 years. Only 217,000 miles away from earth this will be an incredible moon to view if weather permits. The last one as close to the earth was on January 26, 1948! The best viewing for “supermoons” are at moon-rise when the moon is closest to the horizon, creating the illusion of the moon being massive compared to the landscape. As it rises the moon looks smaller.
Its worth mentioning that spring and summer moons usually ride low in the sky, where as autumn and winter moons ride high. So winter full moons can be seen high above, directly overhead while July full moons hang closer to the horizon. It all has to do with the moons changing orbit and the position of the earth and moon.
Scientific details aside, what does a close moon really mean for us? Anything mystical, magical, fantastical? Not in my way of thinking. The biggest effects of close moons, “supermoons” are their connections and power on gravitational forces upon this planet. During “supermoons” the earth experiences wide varieties of what is called “extreme tides”. The closeness of the moon create large swings in high tides and low tides and the further north or south one travels from the equator the more extreme the tide fluctuation. The moon obviously has huge effect upon the water element of this planet. Beings that we are made up of an average of 70% water; there can be little doubt that a close moon would also in some ways effect us.
Yes there are many who say that “supermoons” reflect more ELF waves from strategic satellite positioning and tactical usage, and while this may very well be so, my focus is more on the natural effects of moon, earth, water and us. Remember that the endocrine system of the body is aligned and mainly controlled by the water element. The circulatory system aligns with fire, the digestive system aligns with earth and the respiratory system aligns with the air element. The closer the moon gets to earth, the stronger the gravitational pull and the more pull on the water element. Even old timers understood this. Old famers and homesteaders knew that if they wanted to dig a hole and have enough soil to fill the hole back in, the needed to dig it closer to the full moon as opposed to the new moon; also when the moon was bigger rather than smaller (further away from earth). The old famer lore states that if you dig a hole during a full moon or a big moon you will have enough soil to fill the hole back in with. If you dig a hole during a new moon or a small moon you will not have enough soil to fill the hole back in.
The soil contains water but that water content fluctuates, just like in our bodies. When it rains of course there is more water than if it does not. However, when the moon is on the rise or closest to earth, the gravitational pull actually draws deeper water in the soil upwards towards the surface and makes it “more full”. When the moon is on the wane, or further away from the planet (apogee), the water sinks deeper due to the lessening of the upward gravitational pull of the moon.
In our bodies the same thing happens. When the moon is on the rise or near perigee the water and energy in our bodies raise upward towards our heads and outward towards the skin. This places strain and stress on the endocrine system by pulling on it from the outside, especially in autumn and winter months when the energy of the body is going inward and downward in a conservation effort during the darker colder months. The endocrine system is happier when regulated from internal forces and so when a “supermoon” and full moons take place; the endocrine system gets manipulated from the external energies. This can create agitation, depression, anger, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, distracted focus and other emotionally disturbing effects. People with inflammatory issues can experience an increase in symptoms during close moons and full moons more so than other times. Those who have difficulties with their livers (congestion, overheating, sluggishness) can notice an extra sensitivity in liver function, or lack of, during such moons. I find many people have a harder time metabolizing alcohol during close full moons for instance. It all has to do with the endocrine system and the water and electrical currents through that water of our cells being tugged upon heavily during “supermoons” and full moons. Yes some “programs” can run higher during “supermoons” and full moons, but an equal amount run more strongly during new moons or dark moons, so one is not necessarily more potent along those lines than the other.
Gravitational pulls can affect different people’s hormones in different ways. I am not sure science would be able to compartmentalize people into small tagged boxes of whose hormones do what specifically on “supermoons” and full moons. The endocrine system is far too complex normally. So to add such a strong complication such as the gravitational forces of “supermoons” to the equation, things could get very tricky. But I do not think we need scientific data to show us how much the moons positioning to the earth effects people, as well as animals and plants, since we all contain large amounts of water. The stronger the gravitational pull, the more manipulation the water in our bodies and brains is under and so the more “abnormal” affects we are going to experience.
If you have ever experienced any kind of emotional swing or hormonal disturbance during close moons and full moons and did not understand why, perhaps this will give you a new angle to ponder. During close moons (supermoons) and full moons it is important to embrace more grounding and very physically oriented activities and avoid activities that bring you up into your head. Eat heavier more grounding foods, avoid drinking too much water and if you do make sure to include salt with it, get more physical exercise, more social interaction – more REALness. Avoind alcohol as this simply further stresses the body (liver, kidneys, adrenals, endocrine system). Anything to help with grounding and the calming of the endocrine system. Try to avoid too much drama and stress, which toys with the hormonal output. It may seem counterproductive or counterintuitive to seek out calming activities during high moons, but during times of stress (close moons = higher gravitational pull = body stress) we require calmer energies to balance out the internal intensity. Even exercise should be gaged to move circulation, but not overdo the intensity of the activity to where it can be too stressful and draining. Higher intensity exercise should normally be done when the moon is near apogee or near the new moon since the body tends to get sluggish during those times.
Hopefully this information helps give you even some small insight to how these “supermoons” of October, November and December 2016 could be affecting your body and mind. No matter what they are doing though, make sure to get outside to see them, especially the one in November because most of us today will not be alive when the moon flies this close again!