The moon’s closest position to the earth is referred to as a “Lunar Perigree”, and apogee is its farthest point away from the earth. Astrologers call it a “Super Moon” and there are times in which the supermoon is considered extreme. Many astronomers and astrologers alike predict that climate patterns will be affected by the moon when it’s in perigree at the same time of a Full Moon.
Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanos are associated with the supermoon event. The ebb and flow of the tide is both higher and lower than usual. The gravitational pull is known to increase and the tectonic forces are amplified as the moon approaches. Huricane Katrina made land on the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, ten days after a supermoon. The date of the next supermoon is March 19, 2011 and will be at the time of the Spring Equinox.
The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan occurred when the moon was near first quarter and not particularly close to Earth. Since the moon causes tides in the solid core of the earth as it does in the ocean, we can therefore assume the possibility of geologic activity. Underneath the earth is also a churning mass of boiling hot liquids held in place by a relatively thin outer crust. Theoretically, the tectonic plates become more susceptible to movement under the increased gravitational pull.
The planet Uranus causes shake-ups, sudden events and surprises. Once every 84 years Uranus enters the sign of Aries which has the planet Mars (physical energy) as its ruler. Uranus enterred Aries from its previous stay in Pisces on March 11th for a seven year stay. This is the beginning of a new cycle, one about action, blazing a trail, human innovation, the drive for freedom, technology advancements and concern for all humanity.
Jupiter is also in Aries until June 4th of this year which has qualities of expansion and jollyness, teaches philosophy, religion and education, and offers good fortune. Jupiter has foresight and sees the large picture, however it could also exaggerate and overlook finer details. It likes to grow, stretch and improve itself. On the unpleasant side it may display traits of being snobby, arrogant, greedy, and opportunistic.
Aries has direct fiery ambition that likes to initiate activities and instills a pioneering spirit with much inner motivation and drive. These energies are not the kind to stay with any enterprise after it’s been established, however, as the prospect of initiating a new endeavor beckons the spirit.
Chances for opportunity and good fortune are more likely when Jupiter enters Aries as we reach toward potentials for growth, space or increase. The aggressive martian energies of Aries may cause inpatience and frustration if one becomes anxious and tries to force something to manifest before its time as personified by its symbol, the ram. On the negative side also, is the possibility of assertive (Aries) greediness (Jupitor) similar to that of a wolf and having little thought to long range consequences. Interactions may be more straight forward due to an increase in confidence, and stock markets can overheat and burn out.
Saturn in Libra will once again be oppositional (actualizing manifestations having to do with associates, partners and even enemies) to Jupiter in late March enforcing us to balance our self-assertive impulses with fairness and flexibility. This is the third and final connection of this aspect and differs from the previous two of last summer. It includes the intuitive awareness that we are to continue forward growing in confidence and self-reliance.
Mars joins Jupiter and Uranus in Aries on April 2nd and portends a feeling of over-drive that may over-power the calm restraint provided by Saturn’s position in Libra. The projects begun in February and March will progress speedily during April and May. Opportunities unseen at this time will be more revealing on June 4th when Jupiter enters Taurus to strengthen the sprouts of whatever we’ve been applying our efforts on.
As we come upon the month of April there will be six planets in the sign of Aries: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus whish is referred to as a “stellium”. A stellium is a constellation with three or more planets positioned in it at the same time. People who will be the most affected by this stellium are those with planets in Aries in their natal chart.
It’s recommended before taking actions against situations to consider what impact your decisions may have on others first. We are encouraged to take note of the positives in situations that may have more value and are deserving of more merit than we may have been giving it.
These energies quicken the pace and thrust us forward in a manner that may easily cause us to indiscriminately apply less discretion than we normally would. While being true to ourselves is important, it’s also important to apply the golden rule and to consider the long range consequences as well.