Supermoon! December 3rd 2017

We only have one Supermoon in 2017 and it falls on Sunday 3rd December at 3.46pm in London (adjust for your city). The Sun will be at 11 Sagittarius opposite the Moon at 11 Gemini. It’s a Full Moon and it will appear bigger and brighter than any Full Moon you see this year. It has a message for you. A message about the end of the tough Saturn in Sagittarius cycle. On the same day, Mercury stations retrograde at 29 Sagittarius. You can underline that message, now.  This Supermoon is going to feel like the exclamation mark before the end of a book, and what a long book it’s been – especially if you have Sagittarius chart factors.



The word Supermoon was coined by astrologer and my Twitter amigo, Richard Nolle in 1979 in an article for Horoscope magazine.  NASA says: “The term supermoon has entered popular consciousness in recent years. Originally a term from modern astrology for a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, supermoon now refers more broadly to a full moon that is closer to Earth than average.”

This Full Moon in December, because it’s so close to us, should look about 7% bigger than a regular Full Moon. Seasky has more information:  This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark.



Saturn (challenges, tests, waiting games, obstacles, lessons) moved into Sagittarius (the sign ruling foreign people and places, travel and immigration) on September 19th 2015 and will not depart until December 20th, 2017. Thus, the Supermoon is the end of a long story. A Full Moon is always D-Day. A moment of truth. The point of no return. This particular D-Day, for the world, will be about the way we relate to each other across national, cultural, religious and language borders – or the way that we usually don’t! You can read more about predictions I made about Saturn in Sagittarius here, back on 13th May 2015.

You might say that the Supermoon tells us, it’s time to kiss this cycle goodbye. And that’s going to be a relief for so many of us. It will be a delayed kiss, because Mercury Retrograde means this isn’t entirely over – not yet – but the general intention and emotion will be there, even if the final details take a while to sort themselves out.

On the world stage this is likely to be a dramatic time for international relations, questions about borders, passports, residency and so on. We only have one Saturn in Sagittarius cycle every 29 years and this Supermoon is a very loud kiss-off!



As you prepare to kiss the Saturn in Sagittarius cycle goodbye, which area of your life will show the exclamation mark and the end of the paragraph? The end of the story? Your Sun Sign horoscope shows the headlines of your life, so see them  here.

ARIES – Foreign people and places, international relations, publishing, education and academia, the worldwide web.
TAURUS – Finance and property, business interests, shares, currency exchange rates, taxation, charity, precious possessions.
GEMINI – Former, current and potential partners in love or career. Enemies, opponents and rivals. Two, or one-against-one.
CANCER – Your daily workload. Your duty and service to other people and cats or dogs. Your body and your physical condition.
LEO – Godchildren, stepchildren, nieces, nephews or other young relatives. Your son or daughter. Pregnancy. Your lovers.
VIRGO – Your house or apartment. Your home town or homeland. Your family and family tree. Your household.
LIBRA – The worldwide web. Your speech, hearing and sight. Your communication skills. The telephone. Multimedia. Books.
SCORPIO – Your values. What you will or will not sell out for. Your money, house, business, apartment, possessions, charity.
SAGITTARIUS – Your reputation. Your personal appearance. Your title, brand, name or image. Your profile.
CAPRICORN – Your secrets. Your classified information or confidential plans. Your unconscious. Any role behind the scenes.
AQUARIUS – Your friends. Your group. Any ensemble cast, society, committee or association. Your social media or social life.
PISCES – Your career. Your mission, ambition and position. Your academic aspirations. Your unpaid work; full-time parenting.


What if You Have Sagittarius Chart Factors?

Because you express yourself so much through your journeys, your study or teaching commitments, your use of the worldwide web, your interest in books – and people from other cultures or countries – you are most strongly affected by the big, bright December Supermoon. In general, by the time you reach December 2017 you will feel as if you have been on an epic trek through these areas of your life. The Full Moon/Supermoon will bring one issue to a head. You will have to choose, or act. Doing so will help to finish the cycle for you, although note – because Mercury Retrograde is at large, there may be a sense of unfinished business, despite the apparent ‘finished’ business – and you need to allow for that in the weeks to follow. Typical examples of this might include rescheduling, retraction, reversal and all the other ‘re’ words we associate with Mercury Retrograde!


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Hi Jessica,
I have my Saturn return coming up this year as my Saturn is 26 Sagittarius. I also have Uranus 27 Sagittarius and Aesculapia 15 Sagittarius. I’m starting a college course in February so it might be related to that but interestingly my ex mother in law has Saturn at 24 Sagittarius. She’s still very much in my life and I feel a heavy sense of control from her. I would like to break free from her this year. What do you see coming up for me this year and my troubles ending? Thank you!

Hello Jessica,

Interesting article, as always, thank you for this. Foreign places, other countries…. been an issue for me for at least past 3 years. Is this Saturn’s influence in my chart? Thank you

Hi Jess, Thank you for another interesting article. Even your answers to other’s questions are fascinating. I’m definitely looking forward to Saturn leaving Sagittarius, but also looking forward to seeing how this final year plays out in terms of partners! Will that Supermoon have any particular impact for me, with a few factors in my chart at almost 11 deg? (In particular Gem Sun, and MC Libra). Thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have circled this date in my diary!!! This cycle has been the hardest periods of my adult life and brought back repressed trauma from my childhood- when Saturn was last in sag! Not all negative- in the early part of this cycle I started counselling which has helped with the past and current Saturn life lessons. I think I have also modified my approach to many of my relationships, which painful at times in the long term can only be of benefit. I thought by now though I’d have more of clue how… Read more »
Hey there, it is really interesting that NASA is acknowledging the term super moon! For me a supermoon is not the point to kiss a period good bye – for me it is the time when you are at the highest elevation of a period. There are different ways and interpretations of this phenomenon. Another thing is that the supermoon is always an important event but for me as well as for Kurt Franz ( the sun is in the center of attraction this year. The year of the sun is coming around in a seven year cycle. Everybody has… Read more »
Dear Jessica This post about the supermoon at 11 Sag intrigued me as I have Neptune and my MC both at 11 Sag, Mercury at 10 Sag and then Pluto at 11 Libra. My birthday is close too, on December 1st. I’d love your perspective on how these interconnect. If I understand it correctly it means my communication style is connected to my escape from reality (so true!) , and is my way of dominating others (?), and connected to my potential highest achievement…?! Is that a roughly accurate reading? So will the supermoon highlight all these areas that ensuing… Read more »

Hi Jessica,
I have a feeling that this super moon is gonna have a high impact on my life! I work and current trying to stay in research & higher education field. By the time this super moon comes around, I believe I will have a Saturn return, which is also conjuncted with my natal Uranus! Can you please elaborate how this Supermoon and mercury station retrograde triggering my natal Saturn, Uranus or other relevant factors might manifest?

Hi Jessica,

Happy New Year! After a mixed year for relationships, I started seeing some light during the end of 2016. Also I could take a dream vacation in another country with my partner in December.
My Neptune is in 24 deg Sagittarius and Fortuna is in 9 degrees Sagittarius. How will I be benefited or affected at the end of Saturn in Sagittarius transit.

Thanks a lot.

Hi jessica – thanks for another article!

I notice that the supermoon will be right between the degrees that Saturn was at during the last two passes of the Saturn-Neptune square. Will the full moon bear any relation to that?

BOOM ! Alright! I’m sitting bolt upright! That got my attention. Shivers down spine. Tingling, zappy toes!
Thanks for another awesome blog. You seem to have been writing about my life – I have Sun at 11 Sag, Mercury at 10 Sag. Living overseas for quite a few years, carrying a truckload of bricks on my back,, wading through quicksand. . . . . I’m hoping Dec 3 2017 is a MAJOR kiss-off from this horrendous cycle.
I would be most grateful of your guidance.
Have an awesome day
Ms Piggy

Triggers, wow. I have Uranus at 11 Libra. Is that between Gemini and Sagittarius? Also, I believe my Minerva is at 29 Libra also. What pray tell dear Jessica, will I be up to on December 3rd? I’ve read up on Uranus being some form of revolution and change then added in Minerva’s smart women… but personal, not like national figures. Can you add some sage advice on how to tie these to the Sun in Libra, Moon in Gemini, and Mercury in Sagittarius for this Super Moon?

Many thanks for all you do! Happy New Year!

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for another truly great article. Will the super moon have any lessons for me?

Hi Jessica,

Also, you had written Thursday 12th January Full Moon. Sun 22 Capricorn opposite Moon 22 Capricorn but isn’t it actually Sun 22 Capricorn opposite Moon 22 Cancer?

I am confused. Thank you.


Hello Jessica! You always provide me with much insight that’s why I’m a premium member! I didn’t see a comment section for weekly horoscope so I hope my asking this question here is okay:

I have OPS at degree 19 in my birth chart; per my weekly horoscope the conjunction tomorrow of the sun and aesculapia at degree 19 should affect me personally. Can you tell me in what ways this conjunction can/should be interpreted?

And once again thank you for your insight and direction!

Hello Jessica

Another great article!
Pray can you tell me what lessons/paths will the universe has for me at this time with:
Neptune + Ceres in 5 Sagittarius
Juno in 9 Sagittarius
Moon in 11 Cancer
Jupiter in 10 Aquarius
Aesculapia in 11 Aries?

Thanks and blessings,

Hi Jessica. This super moon will sit on top of my south node in Saggitarius but really doesn’t seem to aspect any other points in my chart. What effects do you see happening for me at that time? Lovely article and thank you.

I have a stellium in sag. How much will this full moon affect me
Hoping this post goes through everything lately has been off with technology thnx to mercury retrograde

Hi Jessica,

I believe my Sun is at 13 degrees Gemini. This would mean the Super Moon will be directly opposite. I live in a country for over half of my life, but it is not the country of my birth. I am on my own and not seeking someone, so not sure of the impact of this moon, as it seems to me it has partnership issues written all over it. Could it mean something else?

Repost! I always seem to ask a question on retrogrades!

Happy New Year! That’s a relief to say indeed. This is shaping up to be a big year of change for me, quite excited for that but still up in the air as to which direction I’m being taken in! The past few years have been so difficult personally and professionally, I feel a little like a caged beast about to be freed. December seems a long way away but I’d love to lay the groundwork now, what should I be concentrating on?

Hi Jessica,
I am very new to this, but am trying to learn as much as possible about astrology and love your site. I can’t wait for the end of the Saturn/Sag cycle – it has been awful to say the least! Looking at my natal chart, can you see anything good on the horizon for 2017? Secondly where on a birth chart do you see your relationship with your mother – and (in my case) what tough lessons need to be learned with this relationship in order to move on?
Thanks and best wishes to you for 2017!

Hi, Jessica
Read Leo daily horoscope today. You said “there are always pros and cons and be realistic ”
Could you tell me something more? What is the best choice? If I still want to make up with the old love story, is it possible?

Not easy to think back over 30 years. I have many things in Sag. Including my M.C. In the last 20 I have spent a lot of time travelling and owning property. You may recall I asked some months ago about selling my French house. We appeared to have nailed that down and were supposed to close the deal Dec 2016 but to my surprised it did not happen. The buyer still seems to want the property but says the money is held up. My husbands says forget him but I have a feeling it may happen still. Fed up… Read more »

Thank you Jessica! I’m a sun Sag, so this Saturn cycle has been understandably terrible. However, I’m Cap rising and have a bit of a stellium in Capricorn as well (Venus, Uranus, Neptune) so I have this feeling that the end of Saturn in Sagittarius is no cause for celebration for me. :(
Can you give me a general overview of what I can expect in the coming cycle and how to prepare? (I should really get on with purchasing that Premium Membership!)

Dear Jessica, I’m feeling intrigued and a little scared as like another member here I have Neptune at 20 Sagittarius. I moved out of my childhood home and bought my first home in a city 50miles away, completing in Feb 2016. It was a massive step for several reasons, largely motivated by a desire for independence and to focus on a career. It is by no means where I imagined myself! However overall I have been enjoying creating my own space, but there is still a sense of jitteriness eg did I buy the right property in the right place?… Read more »
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