The full moon falls January 1, 2018 at 11 degrees of Cancer it is considered a Supermoon. The lunar peak occurs at 9:24 PM, EST. Happy New Year!
Cancer is the most emotional sign of the zodiac, and ruled by the moon activates our emotions, for good or bad. The Moon also rules home, family and women.
This moon opposes Venus (2 degree orb) and Pluto (7 degree orb). Things can get intense with a Pluto opposition, or overly emotional, but as it is a wide orb, this will help. Moon opposing Venus relates to money, our social lives and love lives. Some relationships could end, but only if there is something else in the chart of a negative nature.
The Moon also trines Neptune, exact, and this is a powerful positive influence. Dreams may be vivid, and for a moment we may all be tuned into the collective approach to the New Year.
It also trines Mars and this is a positive, energetic influence.
The Moon forms a kite pattern that is associated with fate or destiny. A kite pattern involves both an opposition (moon opposing Sun, Pluto, Venus) and a grand trine. (Moon, Neptune and Mars-Jupiter) with a partial grand sextile consisting of three planets. (Neptune-Sun/Sun, Mars.
This moon will be many different things to many people. Of course it will work best for water and earth signs, and it will be more difficult for Air and Fire signs.
Richard Nolle coined the phrase Supermoon, and describes its effects:"SuperMoon is a word I coined in a 1979 article for Dell Publishing Company's HOROSCOPE magazine, describing a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth. At any new or full moon, Earth and Moon and Sun are all in a line: Earth is in the middle in the full moon alignment, while the new moon happens with Moon in the middle. This coming together in an alignment is technically termed a syzygy. Sometimes - from a few times to a half-dozen times in a given year - these alignments also happen when the Moon is in its closest approach to Earth. Astronomers call this very special alignment a perigee-syzygy. I call it a SuperMoon – which is a whole lot easier on the tongue."
"SuperMoons are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule. SuperMoon solar eclipses tend to have a wider sphere of impact, extending roughly a week before and after the actual event."