I am inspired to post this 10 minute video on Mercury Retrograde and how to work with it as this one is extra potent during this Perigee New Moon in Libra
Oct 16, 2020 is the closest Perigee New Moon of 2020 at 24 Libra with the star Spica.
The challenge with a Perigee New Moon is you can’t see it. The Sun is with Moon so the exact moment we calculate the New Moon is hidden by the Sun. Ancient cultures (as do some cultures to this day) used the first sighting of the Cresent Moon as the way to begin the Moon Cycle. This was their way of having a visceral experience of the New Moon. The perigee Cresent New Moon will be visible the following day or the day after and is likely to appear as a larger New Moon Cresent as shown here. Even though the exact Perigee New Moon is not seen its effect is felt, making this an extra powerful time for seeding and manifesting intentions
A Perigee Full Moon is spectacular to see in the evening sky rising much bigger than normally seen. A Perigee New Moon is NOT visible because the Moon is with the Sun but the tides are extra large due to the closeness of the Moon to the Earth similar to the high tides produced by a Perigee Full Moon. (See More below)
This also means there is a greater chance of wild energy beyond the higher than normal tides including possible earth quakes and volcanic activity as the Moon has a strong pull on the Earth’s magnetic Field.
Note: Perigee New or Full Moons (also called Super Moons by many) usually happen in a series of 2 or 3 (see table below)
The challenge with a Perigee New Moon is you can’t see it. The Sun is with Moon so the exact moment we calculate the New Moon is hidden by the Sun. Ancient cultures (as do some cultures to this day) used the first sighting of the Cresent Moon as the way to begin the Moon Cycle. This was their way of having a visceral experience of the New Moon.
The perigee Cresent New Moon might be visible the following day or the day after would perhaps be seen as a larger New Moon Cresent since the exact New Moon we use in this time is not visible though its effect is likely to be felt, making this an extra powerful time for seeding and manifesting intentions.
The Cycle of Perigee New Moons and Full Moons
The cycle of Perigee New Moons and Full Moons repeats after 14 lunar months (meaning either 14 New Moons or 14 Full Moons the return of a three Perigee Moon Series – according to the starting phase – recurs). See the next perigee New or Full Moon series in the table below.
Perigee Full Moons
The image here shows how much bigger a Perigee Full Moon is compared to an Apogee Moon or when the Moon is farthest away from Earth. It is the Apogee New Moon that creates an Annular Solar Eclipse creating a Ring of Fire around the Sun.
Also a Perigee Full Moon (now called a Super Moon by many) has a magnified impact on Tides, Weather and our Intentions. It is a fairly well known experience by many who work in hospitals that more babies are born around a Full Moon than any other time of the month.
Three of my four children were born near a Full Moon including my twins who were born 20 minutes before an exact Full Moon. There tend to be more accidents and emergency room visit around a Full Moon time but even more so around a Perigee Full Moon as it is amplifying what we are feeling.
When a Perigee Full Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse occur together I like to call that a Super Mega Moon providing a quantum amplification of our intentions or what we are holding in our consciousness accelerating the manifestation process.
Perigee Full o Moon Affect
Lunacy is connected to the intensity of feelings often associated with a Full Moon – so a Perigee Full Moon is amplifying that affect. Our opportunity is to connect with these amplified energies through attention and intention to not only be informed by the Perigee Full Moon affect but to also help inform the mysteries through our intention and how we are working with these energies .
Perigee Full Moons and Total Lunar Eclipses accelerate the energy of our intention as it compresses the monthly Moon cycle that normally takes 29.5 days to go from Full Moon to Full Moon into 3 to 5 hours.
If you happen to be in the path of the eclipse watching it is a great way to ceremonially engage it. I have also found watching it with others increases the potential affect and the sense of wonder and magic that accompanies a Lunar Eclipse. If you are living somewhere the Moon is not visible you can always tune into through intention and meditation to connect with the power of this Timing.
A Partial Solar Eclipse Perigee New Moon. 2020 features an Annular and Total Solar Eclipse but the Annular eclipse is when the Moon is Apogee or far from Earth. When eclipses also align with Perigee Moons their impact is even greater.
When visible the partial eclipse creates a Vesica Pisces image. This has interesting implications when we consider the disk of the Sun and the Disk of Moon intersect to create a symbol also linked with the Flower of life.
The Vesica Pisces is a symbol older that written history. It is thought to be how God and Goddess join together to create new life. It also is reminiscent of a Portal…
More on the Flower of Life
This sacred geometry known as the Flower of Life is formed by overlapping circles arranged in a flower like pattern with many interlocking hexagons. The Flower of Life is an ancient symbol some believe is related to the Akashic Record of life representing the essence of enlightened consciousness.
We can utilize this imagery to help craft our New Moon Eclipse intentions(when the next one occurs) as even a partial eclipse magnifies whatever we are holding in consciousness.
There are 13 Full Moons in 2020 from January 10 to December 29 with two Full Moons in the month of October – this won’t happen again until 2023.
See Understanding the Blue Moon for why this is so.
Nov 15, 2020 05:08 AM Perigee New Moon 23Scorpio18 Near the Head of the Serpent
|Apr 27, 2021||12:33 AM||Full Moon||07Scorpio06||Corvus, the Raven|
|May 26, 2021||08:14 AM||Full Moon||05Sagittarius26||Head of the Scoprion|
|Nov 04, 2021||06:15 PM||New Moon||12Scorpio40||Near Zubenelgenubi, the Scales|
|Dec 04, 2021||07:44 AM||New Moon||12Sagittarius22||Near Antares, the Scorpion|
|Jan 02, 2022||03:35 PM||New Moon||12Capricorn20||Nunki, the Archer|
|Jun 14, 2022||08:52 AM||Full Moon||23Sagittarius25||RasAlhague, the Archer|
|Jul 13, 2022||03:38 PM||Full Moon||21Capricorn21||Dheneb, Aquila the Eagle|
|Dec 23, 2022||07:18 AM||New Moon||01Capricorn33||Near December Solstice Point|
|Jan 21, 2023||05:55 PM||New Moon||01Aquarius33||Altair, the eye of the Eagle|
|Feb 20, 2023||04:07 AM||New Moon||01Pisces22||Sadalmelek, The Water Bearer|
|Aug 01, 2023||03:32 PM||Full Moon||09Aquarius16||In the Goat Fish|
|Aug 30, 2023||11:36 PM||Full Moon||07Pisces25||Skat, the Water Bearer|
|Feb 09, 2024||08:00 PM||New Moon||20Aquarius41||Castra, the Goat Fish|
|Mar 10, 2024||06:02 AM||New Moon||20Pisces17||Near Eridanus the River & Pegusus|
|Apr 08, 2024||03:22 PM||New Moon||19Aries24||Near Baten Kaitos Cetus the Whale|
|Sep 17, 2024||11:35 PM||Full Moon||25Pisces41||Markab and Scheat in Pegusus|
|Oct 17, 2024||08:28 AM||Full Moon||24Aries35||Near Eris and Al Pherg in the Fish|
|Mar 29, 2025||07:59 AM||New Moon||09Aries00||Algenib in Pegusus|
|Apr 27, 2025||07:32 PM||New Moon||07Taurus47||Hamal the Ram|
|May 27, 2025||12:03 AM||New Moon||06Gemini06||Near Aldebaran, the Bull|
|Nov 05, 2025||10:20 AM||Full Moon||13Taurus23||Almach/Andromeda, Menkar/Cetus|
|Dec 04, 2025||8:16 PM||Full Moon||13Gemini04||Near Aldebaran in the Bull|
|May 16, 2026||05:03 PM||New Moon||25Taurus58||Near the Pleiades|