Did you know that a rare and spectacular supermoon will be visible in the northern hemisphere on the eve of November 14th? In fact, there have been no supermoons of this size and brightness for almost seven decades, making it one of the most anticipated lunar events we will get to experience in our lifetimes. And, there won’t be another chance to witness a supermoon of this caliber until November 25th, all the way in 2034, which is why we’re telling you about it now. But, there’s more.
Why This is a Spectacular Supermoon
The moon has an elliptical orbit. Supermoons occur when a full or new moon is at its perigee – the point in its orbit at which the moon is closest to the earth. This causes it to appear some 14% larger and 30% brighter. What makes this spectacular supermoon so special is the fact that the side of the moon that’s approximately 30, 000 miles closer to earth than its other side will be facing the earth when it happens, thus making it the closest the moon has been to our planet in 70 years.
Supermoons have always been and continue to be perceived as transformative events. Just imagine you were living thousands of years ago when everything was explained through myth and legend. Witnessing a spectacular supermoon would be considered a divine celestial event. Even today, though we now understand the science behind it, the phenomenon still hold a lot of significance for many spiritual and religious communities. Interestingly enough the term “supermoon” came from astrology and not astronomy.
Harvesting Supermoon Energy
A lot of people believed and continue to believe that supermoons signal a time for self-reevaluation, cleansing, and starting anew. The idea is that the moon’s amplified light and energy could be harvested and used for healing and spiritual purposes. In other words, those who incorporate it into their spiritual practices have a better chance of connecting to its powerful energy. It’s a great opportunity to for aligning the chakras and connecting to a higher self.
The spectacular supermoon coming up on November 14th is the optimum time for focusing your intentions, figuring out our desires, and practicing meditation to achieve a new level in the ongoing process of spiritual awakening. To do this, we suggest engaging in a manifestation ritual. Start by preparing a special affirmation to recite over the warm glow of a Merkaela candle. Then take some time to really think about your goals, hopes, and ambitions. Finally, soak in a nice long bath while practicing visualization and let go of everything else.
Harvesting Moon Energy
Although a spectacular supermoon is definitely a fantastic opportunity to engage in some kind of cleansing or manifestation ritual, you don’t always have to wait for one to perform it. There are plenty of other reasons to engage in self-help rituals as the moon transitions from phase to phase. To capitalize on the different lunar energies emitted during its many phases consider following the guide below:
A new moon is symbolic of new beginnings. Think about what you want to bring into your life and make a list. It’s the best way to keep what you desire to achieve at the forefront of your mind.
Engage in a little self-reflection during the crescent moon. Understand what drives you and what’s behind your intentions. Make sure you have a good purpose of dedicating your energy towards.
The waxing moon signals the perfect time to make a plan. This will not only be empowering but will actually provide you with the concrete steps you need to take.
When the gibbous moon is out, use its energy to visualize your journey and your ultimate success. But, more importantly, start following the plan. This is the best time to cross the first steps off your list.
The full moon provides you with a chance to let go of all your negative thoughts, apprehensions, and self-doubt. As the light and energy of the moon beams down on you, let it refill your determination and resolve.
As the disseminating moon graces the sky, check in with yourself to make sure you’re on the right path and are actively following your plan. Write down anything that may be bothering you and try to keep a positive perspective.
When working for something, it’s absolutely common to get distracted, jaded, or encounter some other difficulty. Narrow in on what’s obstructing your path, and then actively work to clear it. Use the energy of the waning moon to guide you.
During the phase of the balsamic moon, celebrate what you’ve managed to accomplish and rejoice at all of your milestones. It’s extremely important to give yourself credit where it’s due, and this is the time to do it.
Take some time to recharge. The dark moon signals a time to step back and evaluate your circumstances. Before you restart this cycle, think about the lessons you’ve learned along the way and try to implement them in the list you’re going to make for the new moon.
Think of the lunar cycle as a monthly guide for harvesting all of your potential for the purpose of accomplishing your goals Although you can always rely on the moon’s energy and light in your manifestation rituals, it’s also good to capitalize on the rare and abundant energy provided by a spectacular supermoon, like the one we’re going to see on November 14th.