As the summer heat reaches a fever pitch, you may begin to wonder what’s in store for the months ahead. A Blue Moon arrives at the end of August. According to astrology, when two full Moons occur in a single month, you may feel more intense emotions. Moreover, this Blue Moon is the third consecutive supermoon. Supermoons are known to amplify energies. Plus, Mercury is in retrograde! For these reasons, we considered our popular Zodiac Calendar and consulted globally recognized astrologer Kyle Thomas to create a special horoscope report for you. Here are ways that August’s Blue Moon may affect you according to your zodiac sign …
A General Note About Full Moons And Astrology
Full Moons are believed to be the most intense periods of time within any given lunar cycle. During these times, you may feel emotional, passionate, and irritable. Full Moons always bring a turning point, culmination, breakthrough, breakdown, or ending. Learn how to use full Moons for self-care.
Blue Moon 2023 Astrology
The Blue Moon arrives on August 30, 2023 at 9:36 PM EDT at 7 degrees of Pisces. (Each sign of the zodiac is comprised of 30 degrees, so 7 degrees would mean that the Moon is positioned approximately one quarter of the full length of Pisces as it heads towards Aries. See the illustration below.)
Pisces is the twelfth (and final) zodiac sign on the wheel and opposite Virgo. Both Pisces and Virgo hold ties to our health—physical or mental—as well the physical or spiritual world. This duality will be particularly noticeable at this time, particularly between August 27, 2023 and September 3, 2023.
There may be mixed energy to navigate during this lunation. First and foremost, the full Moon will be united with Saturn, which will add seriousness and gravity to our emotions. This may cause you to feel distance from others. Obstacles and challenges may force you to take a step back and face depression or sadness—especially if you have avoided these emotions.
Neptune, the planetary ruler of this Pisces, will be opposite Mars, bringing delusion, confusion, and weakness. You may feel provoked to shake things up, especially because Neptune links with Uranus, the planet of rebellion, and Pluto, the planet of transformation.
Luckily, many of the other planets will be in a happier mood. Despite Mercury being in retrograde, it gets along well with Jupiter, bringing optimism out of darkness, as well as Uranus, helping us to think outside of the box. Venus taps Jupiter on the shoulder, bringing a desire to indulge in fun and pleasure and shirk responsibilities if the weight of life feels too heavy.
Take note that plans, conversations, and events during this time may be connected to those around the New Moon in Pisces from February 20, 2023.
Blue Moon Horoscopes By Zodiac Sign
Here is a quick guide for how you may be affected by August’s Blue Moon. (Find your birthday in the date ranges below to read your personal horoscope.)
♈ ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The universe is whispering soft messages to your intuition and in your dreams, Aries. Now is a time to surrender to the universe and lie low. Don’t rock the boat or push too hard—focus on lightening your load and releasing whatever is weighing you down. This would be a fantastic time to meditate or treat yourself to a spa day.
♉ TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Feel the loving embrace of a community around you now, Taurus. You will likely find yourself surrounded by many friends, fans, or supporters who wish to celebrate life alongside you. Now is a great time to mix and mingle and expand your network.
If you’re single, ask someone out on a date. You may even find a milestone victory may be close at hand.
♊ GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Pump your arm into the air like you’re celebrating your victory lap, Gemini. Success could be here for you! Depending on your professional trajectory, you could find that you’re seeing a big win such as a promotion, new job offer, or favorable recognition.
♋ CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
It’s time to let your fears pass in the wind and embrace a sense of adventure, Cancer. Don’t worry about who you once were—it’s time to expand and grow! Consider getting involved in academics, pursuing travel, or settling into a new spiritual routine.
♌ LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The universe could be delivering more resources to you now, especially in the form of big checks or payouts, Leo. Venture capital, lines of credit, inheritances, or settlements could be on your radar. Some lucky Leos will even hit the jackpot, whether that’s from a lottery or otherwise!
♍ VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
It’s time to own up to the truth regarding where you stand in your relationships, Virgo. On one hand, if you’re aligned, you could be making important long-term plans and promises side-by-side. Contracts and negotiations could also crop up. Yet, if you’re not seeing eye-to-eye, a big conflict could face you that perhaps even pushes you onto two separate sides of a line.
♎ LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Work will be quite heavy at this time, Libra. You’re likely juggling a million different responsibilities and routines, yet all you want to do is lie low and relax. Yet, duty calls, so you’ll be pushing to hit productivity no matter what. Pay close attention to your health at this time.
♏ SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Romance, creativity, passion, and pleasure—you want it all right now! With the full moon energizing you to pursue what makes you happiest, you’re ready to throw duty and drama to the wind. You hunger for magic in the moment right now. This is a magnificent time to date if looking for true love.
♐ SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
A shift in your domestic life is sure to pop up now, Sagittarius. You may now be moving, renovating, or even watching a roommate come or go. Stepping up and aiding in family matters could also demand more of your time.
♑ CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The universe is propelling you to shake up your routine and travel a bit, Capricorn. This would be a fantastic time to meet up with siblings or jet off to a fun vacation nearby.
Don’t worry about all the work and priorities, use some of your PTO! Another way this could affect you is by encouraging you to get active on a writing, speaking, or communications-related endeavor.
♒ AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Money is coming in and out now, Aquarius. You are seeing a greater impact around your finances. This is a great time to assess your budget and save even more for your nest egg. A raise, new job offer, or lucrative client (if you’re self-employed) may materialize.
♓ PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
You’ve been evolving quite significantly in the past six months, and now you’re going to face whether those efforts are paying off, Pisces. You’re standing in your power at this time and you have more ability to move your life in the direction that you want. Be honest with yourself—and others—and you may find that things fall into place better.
The Farmers’ Almanac famous Best Days and Gardening By The Moon calendars are based on the astrological placements of the Sun and Moon. Horoscopes are metaphysical interpretations based on similar principles.
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Fun fact: The next time there will be two Blue Moons in a calendar year will be in 2037!
Kyle Thomas is an expert astrologer who writes for The New York Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marie Claire, Elite Daily, Bustle, and more. He has been featured on Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment, NBC and ABC television. Kyle is globally recognized as a "celebrity astrologer" for his guidance of well known actors in Hollywood and prominent business executives, but he also loves sharing his comic insights with everyday people. His work explains how astrology influences lifestyle and trends worldwide. Learn more about him at KyleThomasAstrology.com.