Perigee Moons

When Perigee Moons occur at either New Moons or Full Moons it energizes the effect of that Moon Phase. A Perigee Moon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly orbit and when it is with a New Moon or Full Moon it activates possibilities for wild weather patterns, higher than normal high tides, and can even trigger earth quakes, volcanoes, and other natural phenomenon due to the increased pull of the Moon on the Earth’s magnetic Field.
Jan 21, 2018 is a Perigee Total Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.
Looking as far out as 2050 these years feature two solar eclipses surrounding a Lunar Eclipse including: 2000, 2011, 2018, 2029, 2036 & 2047.

Note: Perigee New or Full Moons (also called Super Moons by many) usually happen in a series of 2 or 3.

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 New Moon is usually not visible (unless there is an eclipse) though its effect is likely to be felt, making this an extra powerful time for seeding and then manifesting intentions.

Jan 5/6, 2019 is a Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon though in 2019 is not connected to Perigee Moon. The partial eclipse creates a Vesica Pisces image as seen in the picture to the right. 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 and in the case the portal is forming on the edge of the Sacred Hoop of Stars.

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 as even a partial eclipse magnifies whatever we are holding in consciousness.

This partial Solar Eclipse is visible in Southern Australia (including Adelaide, and Melbourne) though most of the Eclipse is over the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

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 three Perigee Moon Three Series – according to the starting phase-  recurs). The next perigee New Moon series begins August 01, 2019.

Perigee Full Moons

2018 began with a Perigee Full Moon (meaning it was closest to the Earth) so the Moon appeared bigger as it was rising on January 1 and also at the end of January is a second Perigee Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. The image to the right gives a sense of how much bigger a Perigee Full Moon is compared to a regular Full Moon.

Also a Perigee Full Moon (now called a Super Moon by many) has a powerful 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.

How Does the Perigee Full Moon Affect the Beginning of 2018?
Lunacy is connected to the intensity of feelings often associated with a Full Moon – so a Perigee Full Moon is amplifying that affect. Are 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 as we set the vibrational field for 2018.

The New Year is typically a time when many of us set our intentions for the year and beyond. 2018 pacts a powerful energy for doing this with the Perigee Full Moon on January 1 and then followed by the Perigee Total Lunar Eclipse on January 31.

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. This Perigee Total Lunar Eclipse is visible in north western South America, throughout most of western North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, the Pacific ocean and the Indian Ocean.

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.

JAN 21, 2019 02:17 AM Perigee Full Moon
Total Lunar Eclipse
00Leo52 About 7 degrees from Beehive
FEB 19, 2019 12:54 PM Perigee Full Moon 00Virgo42 Regulus, Heart of the Lion
MAR 20, 2019 10:43 PM Perigee Full Moon 00Libra09 Equinox Point
AUG 01, 2019 12:12 AM Perigee New Moon 08Leo37 Bee Hive Cluster, the Crab
AUG 30, 2019 8:38 AM Perigee New Moon 06Virgo47 Just Past Regulus, the Lion
SEP 28, 2019 03:28 PM Perigee New Moon 05Libra20 Zaniah, the Virgin Priestess
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


  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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