Perigee-syzygy or "Supermoon" is a f...

Perigee-syzygy or “Supermoon” is a full or new moon that coincides with a close approach by the Moon to the Earth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Perigee Full Moon is set to arrive this Saturday, May 5th at 11:34 p.m.

A Perigee is not just your average typical Full Moon but a Super Moon is going to grace the universe with a 14% increase in size and 30% brighter on Saturday night — the brightest and biggest one of the year.  According to Earth Sky News “The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month. But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, 2011, many used a term we’d never heard: supermoon. We’ll probably hear that term again at this 2012 close full moon. What does it mean exactly? And how special is it? The term Super Moon was actually coined by Astrologer Richard Nolle of the takes credit for coining the term supermoon. In 1979, he defined it as  “…a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, moon and sun are all in a line, with moon in its nearest approach to Earth.”

That being said, this Super Moon arrives on the 5th month, on the 5th day in a 5 universal year! Lots of 5’s going on here. Three fives intensify this energy. The number 5 represents:

  • change or the opportunity for change
  • Chaos
  • Challenges
  • Instability
  • Loss

The moon is all about uncertainty, illusion and fluctuating emotions.  What seems to be real could be an illusion, for things are not what they always appear to be.  There are secrets afloat. Pay attention to your dreams especially during the full moon. It’s a good time to face your fears and see the truth for what it really is.

2012 is a Universal 5 year

We are currently in a 5 year and so many changes are occurring on the global front, the home front and the weather front just as a few examples.  We see so many issues being exposed today on the world stage. The Secret Service scandal is but one example of a situation which most likely has occurred before, but went largely ignored and unexposed. The 5 year (opportunity for change, chaos, instability) put a spotlight on it and exposed the secret and the truth. Hard news not just for the agents involved and their families, but for all those who felt that the Secret Service set a standard of behavior.

5/5/2012 is a 15/6 day  – In numerology the number 15 represents indulgence and is associated with the Devil in the Tarot which represents bondage and manipulation. The 6 is a number of family responsibility. 6 is the love vibration. See the connections?

The Planet Scorpio

This Super Moon arrives in the planet of Scorpio and is the planet of life, death and rebirth. Of all the zodiacal signs, Scorpio has the power to transform. Scorpio’s know that death must not be feared but understood — it’s a natural part of the cycles and rhythms of life. Scorpio forces us to face our fear of change. May 2012 is a 10/1 Universal Month. The number  1 provides the perfect opportunity to start all over again.

The Tarot Number 5 Links

  • The Hierophant represents conformity, traditional values, conventional thinking. This is helpful because one tradition rooted in time is marriage. This would be representative of one example of a change coming related to tradition.
  • Temperance represents finding a balance and a blending of opposites.  This signifies getting in touch with your inner being and finding more peace and harmony in life.

The message for the month of May is to blend all the energies of the number 5: change-temperance-tradition with the Scorpio influence of life-death-rebirth-renewal and blend it with the 10/1 Universal Month number for a fresh new start.

“The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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