This is how big January’s super blue moon will be

Ah, the full moon. An opportunity for us to manifest, to tap into our intuition more than usual. This month, we have a very special full moon, and not only because we have two in one month. Both January 1st and January 31st bring in full supermoons, an auspicious and exciting way for us to start out the new year — kind of like a full moon upgrade. If full moons are the energetic climax of the year, then this month’s super blue moon is this energy under a magnifying glass (think even more intensity and illumination). As Space.com explains,

"Supermoons happen when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon's perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. While the moon's average distance is 238,000 miles (382,900 km) from Earth, its orbit isn't perfectly circular, so that distance varies a small amount. The perigee for January's supermoon is the closest of this year."

Space.com also points out that to the untrained eye, the supermoon may not look too different. And while we may not be able to see anything completely out of the ordinary, we’re more than likely able to feel it. January 31st’s supermoon is an opportunity for us to connect more holistically with ourselves, our needs, and our emotions, all under the guide of mama moon!

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We asked astrologer extraordinaire and horoscope queen for Coveteur, Amelia Quint, if we can expect anything special from this full moon — besides a maybe more striking view of it. She explains,

"It depends on who you ask! Astrologically, a full moon is a full moon, but it certainly makes sense that the more vibrant and clear a full moon is to the naked eye, the more important its metaphysical effects will be. For best results, watch what happens and decide for yourself."

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So go ahead: read your tarot cards, charge your crystals under the full moon, cleanse your space, and do some magick! If there’s a time to free-write, take a moon bath (by laying under her rays à la Morticia Addams), or by simply spending time outside, it’s now. And of course, don’t forget to make sure you see the moon in all her glory! No matter how you celebrate, may this auspicious day treat you well.

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