Full Moons each have a personality of their own. The August Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius is quirky, but cool and eccentric. This is a Moon with unusual but interesting qualities, bringing opportunities to be unique and stand in authenticity… blending inner and outer worlds, letting others see the sides of you sometimes hidden from plain sight.
It is a time to honor gifts, skills, and talents, revealing them in new and creative ways. There is a magnetic quality to this Moon, assisting to supportively attract resources, help, and guidance for those who choose to harness it. Do not hide your light or genius… now is the time to unleash it and allow it to serve you in creative endeavors. You will gain attention from those who have been searching for your magic and vibe.
Mystery and communication are the frequencies of an Aquarius Full Moon. It is almost palpable during this Full Moon. You may be drawn to those who seem to have a light or energy about them, more visible and distinct at this time. Intuition heightened, the path may sometimes feel as if it has shifted or changed; do not let this fool you, there is something deep within you asking to see with spiritual eyes. Trust your guidance, lean into it. This Full Moon is charged with potent clarity. Watch for stubbornness or “knowing” something already. Remain open and allow yourself to find balance in certainty.
Native meaning of the moon:
Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August’s Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.” Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux), and “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibwe). (Farmer’s Almanac)
“Women honor their sacred path when they acknowledge the intuitive knowing inherent in their receptive nature. In trusting the cycles of their bodies and allowing the feelings to emerge within them, women have been Seers and Oracles for their tribes for centuries.”
The Moon + Business:
- Your inner genius is potent; take advantage of the ideas that come to you!
- Collaborate and have an open dialogue with potential partnerships
- Trust your instinct on processes, procedures, and strategies
- Do not fixate on a solution; be open and breathe to allow in new ideas and approaches
- Celebrate success and wins from the previous month
Tips for the August 2020 Full Moon
An Aquarius Moon has supportive energy to break old habits, and discover genuine qualities within yourself, some known and even unknown. Either way, you may feel a pull to share more of yourself with others.
- Shake up routines
- Question unhealthy patterns or bad habits and consciously decide to shift them
- Stand out and be seen; it will bring benefits and progress
Air signs can be very mental, or “in their heads” thinking, analyzing, and getting stuck expressing the thoughts continuously downloading into the mind; use this mental energy to your advantage to create. The Full Moon reveals your innermost needs, bringing them forward during a Full Moon, making it a little more challenging to hide them. Trust the process; lean in as things surface.
Full Moon Practice: Create a Moon Mantra
Mantras are considered sacred sounds, words, or phrases repeated with an intention. Similar to affirmations, they can “unlock” creativity, engage intuition, and bring an intention to life; and the Full Moon is a wonderful time to create and work with a mantra.
To begin, read through this blog post, taking note of the qualities of this particular Full Moon. Write down a few ideas or possibilities as you skim the blog post. This form of brainstorming can invoke an intuitive awareness, a part of you perhaps wanting to release or create something new in your life. Full Moons support release and letting go; the fullness of moon symbolizes it holding, at its fullest stage before emptying to fill back up again.
Once you have an idea of the themes, qualities, or possibilities you wish to work with, write them out. Free flow with the words, let them fall onto the paper in various combinations, playing with different combinations and patterns of words.
Incorporate pieces such as “I am ______” (open, at ease, letting go, etc.) into your Moon Mantra. Think of what you want to create, let go of, or change.
Next, allow the words to form a phrase. Let it be easy to remember, positive, and pleasant to say out loud. Trust your body – if you say the words and experience constriction, it is likely not the right phrase for you. On the other hand, if you begin to exhale, relax your shoulders, and feel a sense of lightness, you are likely tuning in to the subtle energy of the phrase and experiencing a beautiful match for you.
Examples of Moon Mantras based on the Aquarius Full Moon:
I allow myself to see with my soul….
I let go to create space….
I trust my inner guidance….
It is safe for me to shine my light….
Once you have your Moon Mantra, write it down as a reminder, placing it in areas you will see it. Say it out loud and consider using it as a journal prompt if you feel gilded to do some journaling and burning.
*Reminder: each full moon can impact you 3 days before the full moon and 3 days after the full moon. Full Moons are always powerful times for releasing and letting go. Try creating a ceremony or honoring of this time to embrace the energy that this time has to help you create space in your life for what you truly desire.
As always remember, you are not alone in experiencing this phase. Be mindful of this when encountering others over these next few days. Send them love as they are also shining a light on themselves and may be extra sensitive during this time. The next full moon is on September 2nd; it is known as the Full Corn Moon.
Melissa Kim Corter
Melissa Kim Corter is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Shamanic practitioner certified over 20 healing modalities. She helps clients release fear & clear away the emotional clutter from their life experiences. Through various modalities coupled with her heightened intuition, she connects with your spirit for expanded truth and guidance on how to shift limiting beliefs. The earth, moon, and elements have been a channel for deeper levels of healing and connection for Melissa, stirring a passion within her to teach others to embrace the natural world.
Do you feel erratic, wonky, or emotional during the Full Moon? The Moon holds the key to the subconscious mind. Book a session with Melissa during the Full Moon to move the energy, uncover the blocks and find your own natural rhythm and harmony within the moon cycles.