The full moon, or “Full Cold Moon”, falling on December 3, 2017, presents the year’s one and only full moon supermoon!
Supermoon happens when a full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee. Out of the 12 full moons that fall in 2017, only the full moon that is about to happen on December 3rd comes close enough to Earth to get the supermoon status. Pretty cool, right?
According to TimeandDate, “supermoons during Northern Hemisphere winter months tend to look larger than supermoons that occur during the rest of the year. At this time of the year, Earth is closer to the Sun. Because of this, the Sun’s gravity pulls the Moon closer to Earth, making any winter Super Full Moons look bigger than summer Super Full Moons.”
The supermoon will appear to be at least 14 percent larger and up to 30 percent brighter than what it normally is. This happens because the Moon is much closer to the Earth than it is other times. They do not happen often because the moon’s orbit changes as the Earth travels around the Sun.
The full moon on December 3rd will be the first out of the three full supermoons. The second one will take place on January 2nd, 2018 and January 31st, 2018. The one on January 31st, will be also what we call a Blue Moon. This one will feature a total eclipse of the Moon!
American astrologer Richard Nolle who coined the term supermoon, defines 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“, meaning any new moon or full moon coming closer than 362,000 km of Earth in 2017 counts as a supermoon.
If the weather is clear, the perfect time to really see this happening is right after moonrise. This is when the moon is right above the horizon. In this position you can see it the best.
In the beginning of the article, we also mentioned it as a Full Cold Moon. You probably wonder why we used that term.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon was given that name because it is happening during the cold winter time.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT US?
This full moon will be in Gemini, which means a lot of trickster energy. Mercury will also be going onto retrograde at this time which is going to make things a lot more intense than they already are. There will be a strong sense of mental balance coming out, so if you have been struggling with expressing your deep emotions, or emotions you have been pushing down instead of letting out, the time for them to come out is now!
With Sun and Moon square Neptune it would be normal to feel insecure, guilty and apologetic. This can lead to drama, scandal and loss. Stay level-headed when dealing with everything so you can be in better control of the situation given at hand. Your personal relationship may suffer because of dishonesty or untold truths so this is the time to talk it out with your partner and handle this situation as best as you two can. Make sure to stay calm during this so that your relationship stay unharmed and doesn’t suffer.
Trust your intuition and everything will work out in it’s best way. This is the right time to trust yourself and what you have been feeling. Your frustrations and angers will be playing out and you will be emotionally challenged, but trust that this is the right time to let all of that out and get rid of it. Once you do it in the right way, it will all be okay after. It is important for you and for bettering your self or your relationships with people.
BEST DAYS IN DECEMBER 2017
Here are the best days for certain activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in December.
Best day to cut hair to encourage growth – December 1st, 23rd, 24th and 25th
Best day to have dental care – December 9th and 10th
Best day to quit smoking – December 9th and 14th
Best day to begin diet to lose weight – December 9th and 14th
Best day to begin diet to gain weight – December 1st and 29th
Best day to go camping – December 16th and 17th
On this link you can check the full list for more activities.