Full Moon in Aquarius: August 2023

Full Moon in Aquarius: August 1 2023, 11:32 a.m. PDT

Astrologically speaking, the Full Moon is the time to look back at your last two weeks and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they might seem.  And then to release what no longer serves you. 

Both Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs = they can be stubborn and resistant to change! That’s the quality they share. And, one of the themes of this August is to stay buoyant and flexible in the times of change. Uranus slows down to a crawl in August, preparing to go retrograde on August 28. This energy is asking us to review the areas of our life that became too stagnant, and to embrace change.

Another thing about this Full Moon - the Sun and the Moon both butt heads with Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunities. And so it's a very optimistic Full Moon (even a tense connect with Jupiter is a good connection!).  It asks you to celebrate your success and accomplishments to date. And that brings us to... 


If you work with the Lunar Cycle energies to manifest what you desire in your life, when the Moon is getting close to full, it’s the time to celebrate. Give yourself a big pat on the back for what you accomplished this month, no matter how small it might seem to you.  Small steps can pave the road to big, bold beginnings.

Celebrate your uniqueness. Consider how you fit into the larger fabric of your social circle and today's society, but, follow your own truth. Societal fads come and go. Find your own North Star.

Celebrate your social circle and your professional networks, and what they bring into your life. 

And then set your intentions to release what no longer serves you.

How To:

If you tend to be a loner, this is a fantastic Full Moon to release all tendencies to aloofness and to invite warmth and joy into your life. 

You’re not limited to releasing the behaviors associated with the shadow side of Aquarius. Any unhelpful tendencies you want to be freed of are fair game. But, intentions linked to the astrological sign the Moon is in – Aquarius in this case – get an extra boost.

  1. Set your intentions within 24 hours following the Full Moon.
  1. Prepare your space. You will need to focus on your intentions. It may help to light a candle and burn some incense. A black candle is traditionally associated with removing things from your life, but a white candle will work as well.

  2. Spend a few minutes writing in your gratitude journal (or simply make a list of what you’re grateful for). This is IMPORTANT! Don't skip this step. By thanking the Universe for the good things in your life, however small, you're energetically aligning yourself to receive more blessings.
  1. Then focus on what you want to release (behaviors or circumstances that don’t serve your goals). Truly FEEL your intentions. This is also important. You need to infuse your intentions with energy. You WANT to be fully participating in life, embracing it with ease and joy, instead of feeling like you're an observer, looking in from the sidelines. 
You can write your intentions on a piece of paper and burn it if you wish. 
  1. Keep repeating your intentions over the next two weeks. Then, at the next New Moon (Aug. 16)), make intentions for new beginnings. Replace what no longer serves you with what you want to attract: that’s the base principle of working with the ongoing renewal cycle of the lunar energies.

Sample Intentions:

For this Full Moon in Aquarius, sample intentions might include:

“I want all self-defeating fears of intimacy to be lifted from me.”

“I want the habit of isolating aloofness to be lifted from me.”

“I will no longer be afraid of being hurt if I allow myself to experience strong emotions and attachment to a romantic partner.”

“I want all tendencies towards self-sabotaging stubbornness to be gone from my life.”

“I want non-constructive tendencies to rebel or to be a contrarian to be lifted from me”.

Want to Go Deeper? 

We all have the ability to draw what we desire to us, the ability to manifest the future we want. We don't always use it, because we don't know how!

We spend years in school, learning science and literature and many other subjects. Then we spend years developing skills we need for our career.

And yet, the skill to manifest the future we want? For most of us, we didn't learn it growing up - but we can certainly learn it as adults.

Join me for my "MoonManifest" program, that teaches you just that.

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