First Super Moon of Summer in 2014!

The scientific term for the ’Super Moon’ is ’perigee moon’ . Full Moons vary in size because of the elliptical path of the Moon. A ‘perigee moon’ is about 50,000 km closer to the Earth than an ’apogee moon’ (called also ’Mini Moon’), thus the ’Super Moons’ seem extra big and bright. This July Super Moon will be the first of three consecutive ’perigee moons’ of Summer.

Super Moon 2014 12 July


Its most common name, the ’Buck Moon’ comes from Native Americans. The male deers, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July. This is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. (Some others names of July Moon: ’Hay Moon’, ’Blessing Moon’, ’Hungry Ghost Moon’ /Chinese Tradition/).

This July Super Moon is located in tropical Capricorn, and – according to medieval definitions – the Moon is in detriment here and it is influenced by strong saturnian effects. The emotional state of the natives can be subject to depression or morbidity, but – on the postive side – they are generally thoughtful and cautious with money.

Concerning the Vedic Lunar Mansion system, this Moon is located now in Purva Ashadha. It is ’… a severe asterism, ruled by Venus and belonging to the Brahmin caste and favorable for acts of disgrace, destruction, deceit, imprisonment, beating, burning and poison when containing the Moon. Those born on the lunar day will be truthful, cleanly, wealthy, fond of fruit and flowers and sea voyages. With Moon here at birth native will be conceited, proud, constant in friendship and will have an agreeable life. It rules thatched houses and the back.’ (traditional interpretation by Vivian Robson)

The best interval to admire a full moon is, of course, around midnight, but, above Washington D. C., the exact Sun–Moon ecliptical opposition will be in daytime, at 8:45:37 EDT on 12th 2014 (topocentric view).

More infos – ISE Astrology Software 2014


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