Tonight, May 24th, is the night of the SuperMoon: when the full moon coincides with the lunar perigee, the moon is full when it’s at the closest point to earth in its orbit. Since it’s big and close, the moon looks enormous.
Alot has been written about this full moon because it’s the third lunar eclipse in a row, which is apparently a very unusual occurrence. Most of the astrology blogs seem to agree* that this full moon, falling in Sagittarius, creates a large or magnified energy that will make way for changes and transformation:
From MysticMamma.com: The potency of this time could trigger security issues, judgment and doubt. Hopefully you will have had synchronicity and signs during the month that will keep you focused positively on your newfound abilities to manifest. This full moon is a time to recommit to what you know in your heart to be true about what you want to manifest. Keep in mind that every thought, intention, desire, doubt, emotion, reaction and action has been greatly magnified during this time. Most likely you have had to deal with an intensity level in your life that feels bigger than what you have had to deal with in the past. You are giving birth to a new self and the birth process is stretching you in ways that you have not experienced before. Think of yourself in training for the higher frequency and expensive energy emerging on the planet. It is always important that you take some time and be in gratitude for your ability to step up to what life is giving you as well as to take a breath and a break from it all when you need balance. Work with water, drink lots of it, immerse yourself in it and make sure you are getting enough minerals.
In any case, the full moon is always the best time for a nighttime ocean swim. Not just because it helps you become more aware of the sea of gratitude we ought to swim in or anything like that, but because it’s just really beautiful.
So, in my expert astrological opinion**, go for an ocean swim this full moon. It’s scary and beautiful in the way that most of the best things are.
*The Farmer’s Almanac offers more precise but somewhat strange advice: that clothes washed for the first time in this full Moon will not last long, and that tonight is an ideal time to accept a proposal of marriage.
**Internet blog writing and enthusiastic ocean swimming are pretty much my only qualifications here.