There couldn't be a better start to the Year 2014, with the first Supermoon of the year falling on the very first day of the Year. But there's more, January will be host to two super new moons, the second Supermoon will occur on January 30, with the New Moon in Aquarius. And there wouldn't be two Supermoons in a month, not until January 2018. This is what makes January so special and the super month of the year.
So, what exactly is a Supermoon?
Supermoon, technically known as perigee-syzygy, is an astronomical phenomenon in which the Moon comes closest to the earth, which is why the name perigee-syngy (peri means close and gee means Earth in Greek). Astrologer Richard Nolle is credited with coining the term Supermoon, about 30 years ago. He defined it as "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 (perigee)." A Supermoon is around 14% larger and 30% brighter.
There is also a Micromoon, also known as apogee-syzygy, which occurs when the Moon is the most distant from the Earth.
Supermoons in 2014
January 1 - New Moon in Capricorn
January 30 - New Moon in Aquarius
July 12 - Full Moon in Capricorn
August 10 - Full Moon in Aquarius (the closest Supermoon of 2014)
September 9 - Full Moon in Pisces
Why are Supermoons so special?
Supermoons do not just cause high tides. They affect our lives by intensifying our feelings and emotions. You can use the healing energies of the Supermoon to get out of the problems in your life. And yes, miracles do happen! Believe in yourself and allow the positive vibrations of the Supermoon to turn your dreams into reality.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to spot these Supermoons, as these will be New Moons. But the good news is that these Supermoons will bring us the gifts of patience and creativity, as January welcomes us into the year 2014 with some unanticipated changes. Read on to what these changes will be.
The rams are in for a huge surprise, as the cosmos favour you all through the month. A promotion, a new job or a pay raise is indicated. January 1 to January 10 will be especially favourable for your career. On the love front, you might encounter some problems, but don't worry, there is nothing that a little love and attention can't mend.
A new love is on the cards for you, dear Taurus. You wouldn't have noticed it, as your ruling planet, Venus is still in retrograde mode but come January 31, when Venus turns direct and you will see what a beautiful difference this new person has made to your life. However, avoid new ventures till January 31.
You may be applying for a loan, seeking admission to a university or thinking of a new business venture during this time. Although, some problems may crop up, you will rise to the occasion and in the end your dedication and sincerity will pay off and earn you the respect and admiration of everyone. The Supermoon on January 30 will heighten your creativity and boost your love life.
Taking things to the next level is what you would be doing this January. Be it in your relationships or on the professional front, you will definitely be ready to explore new avenues and bring out the best in you. However, it is advisable to consider other's opinions while planning something important. Till January 15, your focus will be on your relationships.
Even though, you will be busy working this month, the two supermoons ensure that your hard work does not go unnoticed. Your seniors may have been secretly watching you and may be thinking of awarding you that promotion. A breakthrough is indicated around January 10 and January 11. During the end of the month, Venus will boost your love life as you get ready to commit to the one you love.
An old flame might resurface this month. If you really miss that person and want to get back together, this is a good time to get back together. But do not wait for too long. The first two weeks of January will be perfect for it. Things on the professional front are also looking quite favourable for you, but avoid getting involved in arguments and altercations.
For you dear Libra, January brings you the love and respect that you had been craving for. You will be feeling happier than ever and with the Supermoon on January 30, your heightened creativity will allow you to make significant headway in your career too. As far as your love life is concerned, be assured, the cosmic forces will fill your life with happiness and joy. Watch out for January 31, when your ruling planet, Venus turns direct.
The Supermoon on January 1 will bring you the rewards of your hard work that may be in the form of praise or even a promotion. You may even be tempted to pack your bags and go on a trip with your friends and family. On January 30, with the Supermoon in Aquarius, your heightened creativity will fetch you many rewards.
The first Supermoon on January 1 will bring you opportunities to earn more money. And by January 15, any problems that you may be facing will disappear. You may leave for a trip on January 30, with the Supermoon in Aquarius, tempting you to explore new places. You had desperately wanted a break and this mini break will help you rejuvenate and recharge your batteries. Avoid shopping and spa treatments.
You should be very happy dear Capricorn, because for you January will be the month that will bring you everything that you wanted-professional gains and the love of someone special. While the first half of the month will find you winning accolades at work, the full Moon on January 15 will put your personal life under focus. You will want to take things to the next level and want to spend as much time with your partner. But don't forget, slow and steady wins the race.
You step into 2014 with a renewed sense of confidence and enthusiasm. You will be committed to make resolutions and not break them. New opportunities may be knocking on your door; do not let them pass. The month will begin on a beautiful note and it will end with a bang, with the New Supermoon in Aquarius on January 30.
Expect some sweet surprises this January, as the New Moon in Capricorn welcomes you into 2014. And since it is a Supermoon, you will find that the positive effects of the New Moon will be multiplied manifold. Lucky you! Your finances will improve and you may even find a new job that pays you much more than you anticipated. The Full Moon in Cancer on January 15 will also play an important role in boosting your love life.
Have a "super" awesome January!