Perigee Moons

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.

This is often felt for a few days before and after the exact perigee affect and why the popular way of speaking about this perigee time has the added description of being a Super Moon.
Watch for signs in the World of Form (synchronicities) that let you know your are aligned with these Great Mysteries unfolding in the Great Above and being implemented in the Great Below.

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.

Mar 09, 2020 02:49 PM Perigee Full Moon 19Virgo37     Near Denebola, Tail of Lion
Apr 07, 2020 11:36 PM Perigee Full Moon 18Libra44      Near Corvus, the Raven
Sep 17, 2020 08:00 AM Perigee New Moon 25Virgo01     Near Denebola, Tail of Lion
Oct 16, 2020 04:32 PM Perigee New Moon 23Libra54     Spica, Virgin Priestess
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


    • Cayelin,
      I love learning more about the Lunar Eclipse and the Perigee Moons. I am definitely going to try some of your suggestions for doing things differently (sleeping on the other side of the bed and walking backwards) to encourage new perspectives to reveal themselves. We will make certain we are in a dark zone to observe and participate in the magic of this accelerated time that begins on January 20th at 7:10pm PST.
      Your time table is an excellent tool to assure we are in place with intentions and ceremony planned out for the event. Blessings and Gratitude…..So much appreciation for your help and guidance.

      • Thank you Mary! So glad this was helpful. It was helpful to me too and I so plan on connecting with it. Fingers crossed for clear skies! 🙂

  1. Hello dear Cayelin,

    I am wondering if you have ever considered using the term “wasband” for your “then husband?”

    I appreciate that you do not refer to him as your ex.

    Blessings to you,

    • Joyful Blessings Joyce,
      I am familiar with the term wasband but for some reason haven’t felt inspired to use it? Not sure why exactly as I do appreciate it as a reference. Maybe its my rebel nature to say it differently? And also it makes more sense to me in the context I am sharing to refer to him as my then husband as he wasn’t yet my wasband! 🙂

  2. Dear Cayelin,
    I feel so fortunate to have met you and to be in our BraveHeart sisterhood together.
    I’m enjoying the Summit immensely and your newsletter is adding to my deeper dive into the astronomical life. You have introduced me to Shamanic Astrology where I am discovering a symbiotic resonance. Thank you.

    My pleasure this year with the full moon was a fabulous homa and then deep meditation with a fellow gurubais. One of our teachers is Sri Yukteswar; an active participant in my life. The palpable gift I received for 2018 is Amazing Grace. Therefore, I’ve decided to ride that suggested intention along with the grandmothers’ suggestion of truth and justice.

    Your meditation with the Grandmothers provided with another woman during the Summit is beautifully powerful!
    I shared it in celebration of my birthday on the new moon of 12.17.2017 with a group of dear sisters. (I enjoy working with new moons.) My birthday was on Christmas Eve so the meditation set the tone. We continued the journey by writing letters to ourselves about insights received from our grandmothers and set intentions for 2018. These letters will be mailed out by me throughout the year to enjoy as we journey.

    Thank you very much.
    I love us!💖

    • Thank you Beautiful Brenda for this wonderful Feedback. You inspired me to get out my Sri Yukteswar book about a month ago. I started to read it again and then got side tracked so am getting inspired to do that again. Might be time to revisit Yogananda’s book too! I read it over 40 years ago when I was at Maharishi International University (renamed now) in Fairfield Iowa.

      Happy Belated Birthday and so happy the Grandmother’s meditation was inspiring. I love the letter writing process. It seems like eons since I did something like that and you are inspiring me around that too! Woohoo! I love us too!

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