Updated: Jan 17
It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons in a season (the time between a solstice and an equinox). August's Full Moon is also called the Sturgeon Moon because that's when sturgeon were historically fished from the Great Lakes region - the name corresponds with the season's happenings.
Even though this is the second full moon in Aquarius in a row, the experience will still be very different from the last one. The first full moon in Aquarius formed a conjunction with stoic Saturn, which centered its focus on hard truths of reality. The last full moon encouraged you to perceive your situation with more seriousness and to take a more practical approach.
The upcoming full moon will join forces with expansive and free-spirited Jupiter. Unlike Saturn, which loves discipline and boundaries, Jupiter loves to break free from the rules. This full moon in Aquarius will probably feel more optimistic and hopeful. Let this full moon help you tap into your individuality and humanitarian side to life.
The Full Moon on the 22nd August heightens our emotions and there is often some drama involved with where it occurs in our charts. Last month, you experienced a similar theme, but your feelings were fresh, new, and raw. This time round you will make good decisions and choices.
March 21 - April 20
The Full Moon on the 22nd opens your heart to the need for true friendship. Reaching out at this time can be therapeutic, and networking efforts can be rewarding. You will be busy evaluating your friendships, romances and spending a lot of time with children or reassessing your investments and coming to fuller conclusions.. Once you set your mind on a goal you stay the course no matter what obstacles you encounter.
April 21 - May 21
The Full Moon on the 22nd can bring a turning point to a career or life path matter. For Taurus, it affects your 10th and 4th houses, focusing on your Work and home issues. You need to strike the right balance between the two, if you want peace and harmony. Work smartly in order to spend quality time at home. It’s a strong time for making significant emotional changes that contribute to a sense of personal empowerment.
May 22 - June 21
The Full Moon on the 22nd occurs in your solar 9th and 3rd houses, affecting travel and communications in an area of your solar chart that already has transiting Jupiter. This awakens a need to follow your interests, be more philosophical and expand your knowledge, share your ideas with others, and break the mundane routine to make it more interesting. Similar energy was with you in July, but now you feel more confident as you gain a fuller picture.
June 22 - July 22
The Full Moon on the 22nd falls in your financial axis of solar 8th and 2nd houses. This will make you scrutinize and open your eyes to a financial matter that you might have put off or overlooked. There can be a turning point now, as long as you don't stress yourself. There's no point in overextending yourself as it prevents you from enjoying what you already have. This lunation can help you deal with your loved one and it's a great time for revelations and clarifications.
July 23 - August 23
You can sometimes battle with your intense desire to be in a relationship, clashing with your striving for independence. Recognition of relationship needs and feelings can come in a rush. This Full Moon affects your solar 7th and 1st houses. This is the second Full Moon in this sector this year, and feelings are much clearer, especially with Jupiter's transit there too. You’re clearer about what’s in your heart about a relationship and aim to pay special attention to what others are teaching you about yourself now.
August 24 - September 23
Look for ways to improve your physical and mental health through healing techniques. The Full Moon on the 22nd brings significant realisations about health, wellness, work, and routines, prompting you to make important changes or new plans and strategies. This lunation affects your solar 6th and 12th houses. This Full Moon has occurred for the second time in your axis and now with Jupiter so close, you will be much clearer about the positive improvements you need to make.
September 24 - October 23
The Full Moon on the 22nd falls in your solar axis of 5th and 11th houses, affecting your investments, friendships and romantic relationships. This lunation can bring affection surrounding a child and creativity to full bloom. It may not be apparent immediately but similar energy was there last month. Though, this time round it is much clearer and you feel confident about how you want to go about it. Jupiter is very close to this lunation and it will help and guide you through positively.
October 24 - November 22
It seems that the winds of change are beginning to gather momentum, with the Full Moon on the 22nd putting a strong focus on family and career matters. Besides spending more time tending to domestic affairs, the focus can be on cultivating and nourishing your inner foundations, so to speak. This lunation awakens emotional awareness. You need the right balance between your personal and professional lives. Similar energies were with you last month but this time round you will be much clearer about everything.
November 23 - December 21
The Full Moon on the 22nd opens your eyes to the need to express yourself more fully. This affects your solar 3rd and 9th houses of communication, travel and spiritual knowledge. It is a sobering influence and you need to be aware that you have to overcome certain hurdles before you achieve your goals. It signals a time for you to pay special attention to mind/body balance. This time round it can be empowering to know that you are clearer about what you want and how to achieve your goals.
December 22 - January 20
The Full Moon on the 22nd can open your eyes to the need or desire to manage your resources. Be careful with your expenditure as you have a tendency to be extravagant, especially as the Full Moon affects your financial axis. This is an excellent time for dealing with long-term money matters. Simplifying your priorities is a must. This time round you will be focused and pay more attention to what is important as you are much clearer and in tune with your surroundings.
January 21 - February 19
Emotions run unusually high with the Full Moon in your sign on the 22nd. This lunation brings feelings to the surface and can lead to surprising epiphanies. Note that a Full Moon occurred in your sign last month, and this second one feels a little more crucial and decisive. The focus will be on yourself and your relationships. You will continue to be in a restless mood for some time to come. You are likely to experience some tension in close relationships. Use tact and diplomacy to smooth any ruffled feathers.
February 20 - March 20
The Full Moon on the 22nd might force you to take it easy. This lunation falls in the axis of your 12th and 6th houses and reminds you to pay special attention to your needs for breathing space and spiritual nourishment.This signifies that experience will put you in a deeply reflective mood and get you interested in meditation, yoga and therapies that help you to get in closer touch with your inner self. This period also brings to fore health, wellness and routines where you need to make positive changes.
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