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The Next Supermoon Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

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Astrology enthusiasts and non-believers alike can agree on the fact that a full moon is one of the most beautiful things that can happen in the sky. Taking place every 28 days, a full moon is a reliable source of wonder, charging the night with its bright and vibrant light. The only way you could make a full moon even better is by making it a supermoon. The most recent iteration of this lunation happened on March 9 at 12:37 p.m. ET, and it was just as spectacular as one could hope for. In even better news, the next supermoon in 2020 isn't too far away.

In case you're wondering what's so "super" about a supermoon, this is when a full moon reaches the closest proximity to Earth that it can possibly reach. What happens when the full moon is closer to Earth? You get a full moon that appears even bigger and brighter, which totally amps up the whole experience.

The same rules for a full moon apply to a supermoon, so no need to start feeling confused. As always, a full moon is an intense emotional experience, marked by revelation and reward. This is when the sun and moon form an exact opposition, unearthing deep truths and encouraging pivotal moments to take place. A full moon is also when you reach the end of a chapter in your life, no matter how small it may be. This chapter began on the corresponding new moon that took place six months prior. If you analyze what was going on in your life during that new moon, it will bring you further clarity about the message a full moon brings.


If you like planning your magical rituals, romantic dates, and artistic endeavors for the night of a full moon — and now, particularly a supermoon — you won't have to wait long. The next supermoon of 2020 is coming at you fast. Here's an astrological breakdown of the event:

The Supermoon In Libra Takes Place April 7 At 10:35 p.m. ET

The supermoon slated to take place this April occurs in diplomatic, harmonious, and beautiful Libra. This cardinal air sign brings attention to the way you allow balance into your life, seek justice when things are unfair, and attempt to understand where others are coming from.

Striking a balance between emotional extremes is a major theme of this supermoon in Libra. Forming a square to expansive Jupiter and destructive Pluto, the emotional nature of this supermoon is intense and volatile. While Pluto will naturally stir up darker, impulsive feelings, Jupiter will expand upon whatever it is you’re already feeling, making your emotions even bigger. While you can’t control whatever it is you’re feeling, this supermoon in Libra will still encourage you to deal with your emotions in a fair and rational manner.

However, even though the emotional temperature may be high, the cosmos aren’t leaving you without something steady to help you through it. Libra’s ruling planet is Venus — planet of love and friendship — which means this supermoon will also call attention to your relationships. During this supermoon, Venus will form a trine to passionate Mars and stable Saturn, injecting your relationships with excitement, love, loyalty, and the willingness to build something long-lasting.

While your heart may be taken to darker places and you may feel compelled to do something destructive during this supermoon, it is by being empathetic, understanding, and communicative that you will not only get through it, but create something beautiful throughout the process.

This supermoon in Libra has a lesson to teach you, and that lesson is to find something to hang onto whenever you’re feeling down. Reach out to others, focus on love, and everyone can get through difficult times together.

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