Full ’Beaver’ SuperMoon will occur on November 14th, 2016 at 08:51:59 EST (13:51:59 UT) in the tropical Taurus (its sign of ‘Exaltation’), sidereal Aries, above the first – worth mentioning – ’marker’ stars of the Taurus constellation, ’xi’ and ’omicron’ Tauri, known as the ’underbelly’ stars of the Bull. This Full Moon is not only the biggest one (as a result of its near-perigee position) of 2016 but also the largest Full Moon to date in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25th, 2034! (The last similarly large SuperMoon has happened on January 26th, 1948.)
But why is it ’Beaver’ Moon? November’s Full Moon was called the ’Beaver Moon’ by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. It was also called the ’Full Frost Moon’ by Native Americans.
Within the Vedic Lunar Mansion System, Chandra will stay at that time in the 1st pada of ’Krttika’ nakshatra (used Lahiri ayanamsha). By the ancient Hindu astral wisdom, if Moon (Chandra) stays here, the auspicious activities are the following: ’Fire worship, purification rites, giving up old habits, making swift changes and sudden endings, acts requiring initiative, courage, leadership and executive ability, making important decisions, military activities and interests, debating, standing up for oneself, cooking, sewing and embroidery, cutting, shaving, all activities involving the use of fire or heat, all mothering and nurturing activities. Good for starting educational ventures, good for commercing new ventures in general, good for activities requiring a sense of honesty and frankness, drumming and percussion.’ >> More Info