August brings us the full Sturgeon moon on the 18th at 02:29 AM PDT in Aquarius.
First off, let us look at the symbolism for Sturgeon and Aquarius. Sturgeon signifies inner tranquility, perception, and intuition. Sturgeon will always show you the truth and will help you see below the surface clearly. Aquarius is an air sign, which means that they are thinkers, they use their minds and have a strong desire for freedom. Aquarius can be shy and quiet or eccentric and energetic.
The combination of Sturgeon and Aquarius, to me, means we should feel at peace and from this peace will be able to see our next direction clearly. It feels very positive and freeing. Be prepared to have this moon be a roller coaster period of quiet and boisterous times.
This full moon signifies the time of harvest. Whatever you have been working on for the past six months will be brought to the front and illuminated so that you can tie up any unfinished business. That is not to say that all will be wrapped up and ended, expect some things to continue until later this year. We have a Lunar Eclipse on the 11th of this month, the energy from this eclipse is supporting us in wrapping up our primary goals and ideas before the solar eclipse happens on September 1st. Recall that we started an eclipse cycle on March 6th with a solar eclipse.
Expect some good news to arrive with this moon. Optimism along with a happy frame of mind is being ushered in with the energy. It will push you to complete projects started earlier this year and start to lay down plans. Don’t forget to add a dose of fun to keep the “happy” factor alive and motivating you.
For this full moon, it feels right just to bring everything together with a simple meditation. I say everything together, because if feels like we have been collectively building our goals up and releasing what has not been working frantically this year. I sense this moon has a gentler energy. It feels like together we are releasing a breath that we have been holding since January.
Simple Full Moon Meditation
- Can be done indoors or under the light of the full moon.
Sit in a comfortable and relaxed position.
Breathe in slowly and relax, clearing your mind and releasing any tension from your body. Open your heart and feel the energy of the full moon all around you.
Notice the brilliant light of the Full Moon glowing above you, or imagine it if you are doing this indoors. Know the full Moon energy is connected to the Divine and to All That Is, by connecting with the moons energy you are connecting to all. Feel your energy, mind, and body receiving a cleanse as the positive, uplifting energies of the moonlight streams down upon you. Feel yourself letting go of what no longer serves, and experience your energy being uplifted and recharged.
Focus on what you truly desire. What is the desire of your heart at this moment in your life? Visualize your desire, and imagine the light of the moon supercharging your intention.
Feel your inner light glowing brightly, reflected in the moon above. Breathe, and just be.
By honoring this full moon with a simple meditation, you are grounding the crazy energy of the past few months into a stable, useful form. The sky is the limit, think infinity and beyond, as we go into the last five months of 2016.
The new moon in August arrives on the 2nd at 1:46 pm PDT in Leo. Time to tie up loose ends and this new moon asks us to do so practically with a flair of whimsy. Remember, now is the time to make plans for your future, by putting yourself first in those plans. On the July full moon, we did a releasing ritual to shed our history that keeps us locked into the feelings which don’t serve us. We asked to release that which held us back so that we could regenerate our life. Now we have the opportunity to tie up any loose ends and focus on our future.
This is a practical new moon, no fancy trappings required, simple is all that is required for tangible results. Leo rules the 5th house in the zodiac wheel, and oversees our children, whimsy and creativity. Perfect to go with regenerating our lives because our life starts out as a child without judgements and an insatiable need for whimsy which is created and only limited by our imaginations. I say let’s let our inner child out for this new moon and create a little magic in our lives! When we are immersed in joy, we create magic and when we create magic all things are possible. I don’t know about you, but for me nothing says whimsy and inner child quite like bubbles. Each bubble is unique. It travels on a whimsical path, sometimes landing on an object other times it bursts midair. They are a joy to create, and I don’t think anyone does not smile when they see bubbles floating in the air. There is just something magical in their perfect iridescent spheres.
Purchase some bubble magic. You can keep it simple with just a wee bottle of solution that comes with a wand or if you are into it you can purchase the ingredients and make your own along with a simple homemade wand – instructions below.
On the night of the new moon, pick a time when you can just relax and have some fun. If you wish invite some friends over and make an evening of it. If you do this provide a bubble maker for each person. Then simply blow your wishes, one at a time, into the bubbles and watch them float around before bursting into the universal energy with love to be brought home to you as dreams come true. Have fun!
1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy), 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of sugar
6 parts water, 2 parts Joy dishwashing liquid, and 3/4-part corn syrup
1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent, 3/4 cup cold water, 5 drops of glycerin
Pipe cleaners work well for bubble wands; they soak up a lot of the solution. To make a wand you can use a cookie cutter to create a shape or take one pipe cleaner and form it into a circle, leaving a bit at the end to twist around another pipe cleaner. As long as you have an open space at the top and a handle to hold onto you are set. If you want a big bubble wand, use a wire coat hanger and form into a shape with a handle.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON