Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Supermoon 23rd June 2013, how will it affect me?

The full moon we will have on 23rd June is going to be the fullest we will have this year and the closest to our planet. These moons are now being termed 'supermoons' and this is the largest one we will experience this year thus any affects that we normally feel at the full moon will be accentuated.

There are many theories as to why the full moon should have an affect on our behaviour. One of the theories is that at the time of the full moon the surface tension of all fluid on our planet is increased. Naturally as our bodies consist of a large amount of water this has a huge impact on our bodies as well as all of life on earth. Our bodies take in and hold on to a larger amount of water during the full moon phase just as the tides on earth are higher than usual. As the skull is restricted any increase in the amount of fluid puts pressure on the brain cells within the skull which may explain any changes in behaviour patterns.

This is the astronomical explanation of the supermoon from http://earthsky.org
" This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014.

We astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. Two years ago, when the closest and largest full moon fell on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard before: supermoon. Last year, we heard this term again to describe the year’s closest full moon on May 6, 2012. Now the term supermoon is being used a lot. Last month’s full moon – May 24-25, 2013 – was also a supermoon. But the June full moon is even more super! In other words, the time of full moon falls even closer to the time of perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth. The crest of the moon’s full phase in June 2013, and perigee, fall within an hour of each other.

Yes, all full moons bring higher-than-usual tides, and perigee full moons bring the highest (and lowest) tides of all. Each month, on the day of the full moon, the moon, Earth and sun are aligned, with Earth in between. This line up creates wide-ranging tides, known as spring tides. High spring tides climb up especially high, and on the same day low tides plunge especially low."

We can see therefore this is going to be quite a significant supermoon. Any affects that we normally feel at the full moon will be felt more deeply so we should be prepared for any extra energy or restlessness that may occur for us! Whatever you normally feel will be  be heightened by the increase in size of the moon and it's proximity to earth with that increased gravitational pull. 

Enjoy the wonderful energy of this Supermoon, it won't be this 'super' again for another 14 months so make the most of it! Try and channel the extra energy you may be feeling into some wonderful project!

There are a number of really good books around you can get to find out more information about moon cycles and living in harmony with the moon. One I like is Thomas Poppe:
Moon Time: The Art of Harmony with Nature and Lunar Cycles

Another great guide is Raising With the Moon -- The Complete Guide to Gardening--and Living--by the Signs of the Moon Planting "by the signs" is an ancient tradition carried on by millions of people. This book explains the logic of gardening by the signs of the moon and shows how it works, giving clear and complete instructions for calculating the moon's effect on every aspect of gardening--preparing the soil, cultivating, planting, fertilizing, transplanting, pruning, crafting, controlling weeds and pests, and harvesting. It also explains how the moon effects many other areas of life. No almanac user should be without this comprehensive one-source reference.

Moon blessings to you all, Alison xxx


  1. It will be a special night ;o) Thanks for the information Alison ;o) Blessings ;o)

  2. blessings to you, enjoy this supermoon! xx