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March 9 Full Supermoon: Top 4 Things You Need to Know!

#1. The full moon will be at its peak on March 9 at 10:47am PST and is the first Supermoon of 2020!

This is the first of three supermoons we will experience in 2020—the other

two occur in April and May. A supermoon is when the Moon is closest to

Earth in the process of its orbit around the Earth.

The Moon will be almost full in the morning but will set here in the Pacific

NW before it reaches its peak brightness! Be sure to look up and to the WSW

before it sets at 8am PST and connect with this brilliant and beautiful lunar


The March full Moon is also called the Full Crow Moon by the northern

native American tribes since the cawing of crows signals the end of winter.

#2. Full Moon in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra

This excerpt on Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is from my new book Vedic Astrology for Beginners: An Introduction to the Origins and Core Concepts of Jyotish:

11. PURVA PHALGUNI, “THE FORMER REDDISH ONE” __ 13°20’ LEO TO 26°40’ LEO Deity: Bhaga Star(s): Zosma (Delta Leonis) and Chertan (Theta Leonis) Symbol: Front Legs of the Marriage Bed or Hammock

Shakti: The Power of Procreation Quality: Fierce VD Planetary Period Lord: Venus

Purva Phalguni is the first of two nakshatras that form the pair Purva Phalguni and Uttara Phalguni. Relaxation, rest, pleasure, and sexual activities are just a few of the indications of this nakshatra. The symbol of the hammock, or legs of the bed, reinforces these qualities.

Bhaga, the god of material bliss and prosperity through union, is one of the Adityas (solar deities) and presides over Purva Phalguni. Often an individual with planets in this nakshatra may marry someone who inherits money or who earns a great deal of money from their business or career.

This nakshatra is often referred to as the party nakshatra, especially when social Venus or Mercury are placed here. Fun, parties, creature comforts, and creative forces permeate the energy of Purva Phalguni. Bestowed with charisma and great desire to enjoy the pleasures in life, a strong Purva Phalguni person can get quite agitated when their enjoyment is cut short. Doing so can bring out the fierce quality of Purva Phalguni.

#3. Full Moon Intention

"I intend to joyfully deepen my loving relationship with my partner (or future partner), reaching deeper experiences of peace, safety, fun, freedom, ease, joy, intimacy, vulnerability, trust, play, creativity, expansion, tenderness and love for us both. "

Set your intentions during the full Moon phase but conduct your rituals AFTER the phase shifts - see times below!

#4. Full Moon Ritual Timing for Endings

Full Moon Phase

(Poornima) begins March 8, 1:34 pm Pacific TIme and ends March 9, 9:47 am Pacific Time.

BEST TIMING FOR ENDINGS: March 9, 9:48 am Pacific Time through March 10, 5:52 am Pacific Time

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