As the stars align and the cosmos grooves to its eternal rhythm, August graces us with a celestial phenomenon that has captured the imagination of many throughout history—the Blue Moon. This rare event, often associated with the idea of two full moons occurring within a single calendar month, carries with it an energy of depth, reflection, and transformation. I wanted to share with you a little bit of astrology of the August 2023 Blue Moon offering insights into the
energies it brings and how we can navigate its influence on our lives.
Understanding the Blue Moon
Is it really blue? Nope. The term "Blue Moon" doesn't refer to the moon's color but rather to the occurrence of an additional full moon within a given period. This phenomenon is a result of the moon's 29.5-day lunar cycle conflicting with the longer 30- or 31-day calendar months. The August 2023 Blue Moon will grace our skies on the 31st, making it the second full moon of the month.
Astrologically, the Blue Moon holds a unique place in our collective consciousness. I mean, there are songs written about it! (Hello Mancini - my first piano recital - oh wait, that was Moon River. Anyway...) Its energy is often seen as an amplification of the themes associated with the specific zodiac sign in which it occurs. This August, the Blue Moon graces the sign of Aquarius, inviting us to explore the interplay between individuality, community, and innovation.
Aquarius: Embracing Authenticity and Progress
Aquarius is an air sign ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden change and revolution. This sign encourages us to break free from conventional norms, embrace our individuality, and challenge the status quo. The August Blue Moon in Aquarius invites us to explore our unique gifts, visions,
and passions, encouraging us to share them with the world! That's right! With the world.
Themes of the August 2023 Blue Moon
Self-Expression: This Blue Moon urges us to express ourselves authentically. It's a time to let go of the BS like self-doubt and societal expectations to embrace our quirky-bits and individuality.
Community and Connection: We can't do it alone. Aquarius is a sign known for its strong sense of community and social consciousness. This Blue Moon encourages us to forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals and contribute positively to our communities.
Innovation and Change: Uranus, Aquarius' ruling planet, emphasizes innovation and change. This Blue Moon may bring unexpected insights or revelations that propel us toward personal and collective growth. So cool. I love the unexpected:)
Navigating the Energies: To make the most of the August 2023 Blue Moon, consider these practices.
Self-Reflection: Take time to reflect on your personal journey, your dreams, and your unique contributions. Journaling or meditation can be particularly helpful during this time.
Community Engagement: Engage in activities that connect you with others who share your passions and interests. Collaborative projects and volunteering can be deeply fulfilling.
Embrace Change: Welcome any unexpected shifts or changes that come your way. Trust that these shifts are guiding you toward growth and expansion. Take it to Ceremony: Invite in the energy of the moon, earth, sky, God, Spirit, Universe, Unicorns, Star-beings (Pray Your Way) - to guide you, support you and feel the embrace of something larger than you.
As we bask in the radiance of the August Blue Moon, let us embrace its transformative energy. This cosmic event serves as a reminder that our journey is both unique and interconnected, and that by embracing our authenticity, we contribute to the evolution of our collective human experience.
Wishing you a month filled with celestial insights and personal growth.
With cosmic Blue Moon-y blessings,