The Full Moon on August 1st is in the sign of Aquarius, an air sign known for its unique and eccentric nature, urging us to embrace our individuality and forge connections with the collective consciousness. As this Full Moon illuminates the night sky, it brings with it potent energies, elemental influences, and transformative transits that will influence our emotions and experiences during this particular moon cycle. The Full Moon is a beautiful luminary, guiding us by the light of her reflection, opening our hearts to know, feel, and believe that we are each an integral part of the ever-changing, interconnected tapestry of existence.
As an air sign, Aquarius is characterized by the element of intellect, communication, and ideas. During this Full Moon, the air element will infuse our emotions and thoughts with clarity and objectivity, empowering us to detach from overwhelming emotions and gain a broader perspective on our lives. This element supports open-mindedness and encourages intellectual pursuits, making it an ideal time for learning, problem-solving, and engaging in meaningful discussions.
August’s Full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer. (Farmer’s Almanac)
“I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.” ~ Paulo Coelho
The Full Moon in Aquarius forms aspects with other celestial bodies, creating a cosmic dance that influences our emotional landscape and experiences during this lunar cycle. It is natural to feel a bit torn between asserting your uniqueness and finding ways to contribute positively to the community. Be open to pivoting as experiences shift around you; part of building trust is learning how to work with the mind as we move through unpredictable changes and moments of restlessness. Working with these energies can lead to changes that prompt you to liberate yourself from stagnation and embrace new opportunities. While it may feel disruptive, it also brings the potential for exciting breakthroughs and personal growth. Due to the influence of Chiron, we are being offered healing and growth opportunities. This energy encourages us to confront past wounds and embrace our vulnerabilities, ultimately empowering us to become stronger and more compassionate individuals.
Tips for The August 2023 Aquarius Full Moon:
During this Full Moon in Aquarius, you may feel a heightened sense of yearning for freedom and authenticity. There might also be a stirring to advocate for social causes, take on leadership roles in community initiatives, or explore innovative solutions to existing problems. Trust the inner guidance and nudge to detach from drama and focus on fostering harmonious relationships within your social circles. Be mindful of not giving in to impulsive decisions; it is critical to remain grounded and open to change while seeking positive outlets for newfound passions. Meditation and breathwork can help manage any anxiety or overwhelming emotions during this time.
The August 1st Full Moon in Aquarius brings a powerful blend of archetypal energies and the intellectual influence of the air element. By embracing the visionary, rebellious, and humanitarian aspects of Aquarius, people can expect to experience personal growth, transformation, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world. As with all Full Moons, it serves as a potent time for reflection, release, and embracing the powerful energies that permeate the cosmos.
Ways You Can Connect to This Full Moon:
- Find out when the moon rise is in your city by going here: http://www.timeanddate.com/moon/
- Find a place where you can see or sense the energy of the Full Moon—preferably a comfortable position with the moon in sight.
- Begin breathing deeply, feeling the air move in and out of your lungs, expanding with each breath in… connecting you to the air element of Aquarius.
- Allow your eyes to gently close…and bring to mind a gentle breeze. Imagine this breeze moving through your mind and body, carrying away any worries. The air element has the power to support the release of negative thoughts and rumination.
- Breathing in and out… Stay with this process, seeing if you can increase or decrease the power of the wind as it moves through you. Notice the quality of your thoughts…see if they can shift to deeper desires and intentions.
- Once you feel complete, sit and reflect on the thoughts (if any) left in your mind… notice if there is a pattern or theme … Sometimes one emerges in the mind or through intuitive awareness.
- Sit with the experience as you breathe in and out. Remember, the true power of ritual lies in your authentic intent.
*Reminder: each Full Moon can impact you for up to 3 days prior to the Full Moon and 3 days after the Full Moon.
Full Moons are always powerful times for releasing and letting go. Try creating your own ceremony or honoring of 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 that 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 in the sign of Pisces on August 30th.
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Melissa Kim Corter
Melissa Kim Corter is a best-selling author, intuitive coach, and clinical hypnotherapist. She helps women overcome money and visibility blocks with evidence-based and spiritual approaches. She guides entrepreneurs to manifest increased levels of financial and emotional success with her heightened intuition. Melissa mentors entrepreneurs to hone their message and gifts, while activating potential. She feels we’re here to live a legacy, not just leave one behind. Melissa builds business with magic, ritual, and strategy; weaving joy into the talents our souls came to express. She’s the founder of Wild Woman Inc., a sacred online gathering space and marketplace for the woman “who knows her magic” and seeks to celebrate it with other conscious, collaborative, women. Check out the Wild Woman Marketplace for witchy, wise, magical, and mystical products and services for women. http://wild-woman.com/