Sexy & Super Things To Do for The New Supermoon. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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I wrote an article called Sexy & Symbolic Things to Do For Solstice awhile back—I thought I would write one for the upcoming Supermoon as well.

There was a New Moon on January 1st of this year and there is going to be another one on January 30th. It will be a Supermoon—as well as a Black Moon, if you like to flirt with Wiccan beliefs.

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

~ Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

A Supermoon is a moon that has traveled 90% or more of the distance to Earth within its orbit. So, the moon is going to look bigger on January 30, but it will be new. On January 30th, the moon will be a tiny crescent. And on January 31st, you might not even see the moon.

The Black Moon (2nd Supermoon) has a lot of mysterious and symbolic meanings; the ocean tides will rise, and if you happen to believe in magic, any spells you cast will be more powerful than they normally are.

But for those of us who aren’t super into magic, here are some super-dooper things to do for the Supermoon on January 30th:

1. Go skinny dipping in some hot springs. Do it alone or with your best friends or with your lover. Look up and gaze at the [lack of] moon.

2. Watch Harry Potter, or some other witchy movie. This is a magical night!

3. Get a bikini wax. We all need to start with a New Moon, if you know what I am saying.

4. Have a New Moon get-together…nude. I don’t know why I think that most of the things in this list should be done naked, but they just should.

5. Dress up like vampires and go to a nice steak dinner with your friend or lover.

6. Attempt to paint the new moon with India ink or watercolors.

7. Hike to the top of a lookout tower or some other high point and share tea. Or gin.

8. Hop on your bike and do victory laps around downtown whatever-town-you-live-in. Naked.

9. Make some special resolutions for the month…the New Moon is a great time for fresh starts–and rededication to New Year’s resolutions you’ve already messed up. If you have meditation practices you like to do, rededicate yourself to them.

10. Buy some new underwear/bras. Fresh starts. Oh, and restock your tea cupboard, too.

11. Invite your best friends over for a Cornish game hen dinner. Or cut up tofu in the shape of crescent moons, if you’re vegan. Whatever makes your culinary boat float.

12. Fast. Start new nutritionally with the intention of eating better, exercising more, and having a positive outlook on life!

13. Light candles, buy some calendula oil and an Enya album, and treat your lover to a massage. Switch after half an hour.

14. Cut a skylight in your living room so you can look at the sky more often. Just kidding…kind of. It might be nice to peer out at the sky with a telescope, though!

15. Adopt a new pet from your local shelter. Everyone deserves the opportunity for a fresh start.

16. Do a moonlight flow yoga class by yourself or with your friends. Treat yourselves to some nice drinks afterward.

17. Write a poem or a journal entry about how you are feeling. Many of us might feel anxious, excited, or horny during this time! Let it out and acknowledge how you feel.

18. If you have kids, make a pillow/blanket fort and bake chocolate chip cookies together. Tell stories in your fort with your cookies. I don’t have kids, but when I do have kids, I am going to do this with them all the time.

19. Donate all your unwanted clothes and household items to a charitable thrift shop. Clean, new starts are good for you and your unwanted things.

20. Last, but certainly not least, have some amazing sex. Everyone deserves it.

And then quietly eat Nutella with a spoon. 

Stay true to yourself, have fun, and take note of the way you feel on January 30th. It’s a great opportunity for self-reflection and deep introspection! You are super!

 

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Jenna Penielle Lyons was born in Portales, New Mexico among sage and sand. Raised in Pocatello, Idaho among the black rock and juniper, she grew up wandering in cowboy boots, running, riding bikes, skiing, climbing, painting, and studying classical ballet. She is a scholar of English Literature, a poet, painter, photographer, musician, and outdoorswoman. She winters in Missoula and spends the summer working for Snake River Hotshots. She is a lover of mountain bluebirds & elephants, tea & good coffee, Carl Jung, Salvador Dali, skiing, climbing in the desert, yoga, harp music, and sagebrush. Her favorite foods are borscht and any combination of chocolate and cayenne pepper. Check out her work and follow her adventures at her website.

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anonymous Apr 24, 2014 4:07pm

Love your articles and all your suggestions!! Thanks for sharing!!

anonymous Jan 30, 2014 8:12pm

Love your articles and all your suggestions!! Thanks for sharing!!

anonymous Jan 30, 2014 8:07pm

With all due respect, I think the poster Catherine was clarifying matters regarding accuracy, which is something that's important for credibility. I like some of these ideas but it's frigid where I live so many of them are not tenable, unfortunately!

anonymous Jan 29, 2014 1:40pm

There are a few discrepancies regarding new moons and black (or blue moons). Astrologically, a new moon is when the moon cannot be seen in the sky while in Wicca the new moon is the first crescent that appears after the dark moon (a/k/a the astrological new moon). The basic and easy explanation is that a black moon is the second dark moon within the same calendar month. This occurs about every 2.67 years. Other theories include that a black moon is the third dark moon in a calendar quarter that contains four dark moons or is that rare occasion when there is NO dark moon during a calendar month. This occurs during a non-leap year month of February (28 days) and the 29 day lunar cycle create a calendar month with no dark moon.

Also, what you see on what night depends on your geographical location. You stated at the beginning of this article that the new moon (astrological) is on Jan 30. But then later you confuse the issue by stating that you may see a crescent on the 30th. These events are mutually exclusive. A black moon is dark. Therefore if you don't see a dark moon until Jan 31 THAT is the black moon.

My various lunar phase apps on my iPhone and my Mac require that I indicate my longitude and latitude so that the indication of moon phase is accurate for my location.

    anonymous Jan 29, 2014 3:11pm

    Not the point of the article. The fact that you had the time and energy to respond with such depth and breadth is amazing to me.

anonymous Jan 28, 2014 4:53pm

YES! Thank you for sharing!

anonymous Jan 28, 2014 3:20pm

jan 30th is my 30s Birthday!

anonymous Jan 28, 2014 2:32pm

I once slept under a Supermoon…full moon naked. It was a great night.
I'll see what I can rustle up here in China. Thanks for the suggestions 🙂