Once in a Blue Moon, the Super Full Moon in Pisces

This year the full moon in Pisces also happens to be a Blue Moon. Blue Moons occur once every 2-3 years (according to NASA) and there are several different definitions, but one that was repeated is that it occurs when there are 2 full moons in the same calendar month, let’s roll with that! So it is a rather rare occurrence, hence the phrase “once in a blue moon.” Since the moon travels around the zodiac wheel approximately every 29.5 days, the months with 31 days have a much better chance of hosting a Blue Moon. This is the second full moon in August and will be the biggest Super Moon (closest to the earth) of 2023. 

This event is happening on August 30, 2023 in the sign of Pisces which is the 12th sign in the zodiac.The full moon is a time to clear the deck from the past moon cycle, which began with the new moon in Leo on August 16, 2023.

The moon is full when it’s opposite of the sun which is currently traveling through Virgo. Virgo is ruled by Mercury and governs our conscious mind.  Pisces is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion and possibilities and Neptune, the planet of dreams, intuition and compassion.  Pisces also represents our subconscious mind.

The smudge sticks have energetic elements to represent some of the aspects of both the sun and moon in this respective signs.

White Sage – Moon

Lavender – Jupiter

Blue Lotus –  Neptune

Sunflower – Sun

Palo Santo (stick) – Mercury/Mars

Crystal – Amethyst for healing, compassion and to help foster your intuitive skills.

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Some thoughts and reflections I’ll be incorporating into my full moon practice. Some relate to new moon intentions I set for myself (marked with *). Sharing as an example, some are general and relate to the current transits but have connections to my own chart and recent events. Email me or connect on Social if you would like more information on how to design a Moon or Astro practice using inquiry, movement and breath.

What have you have been doing to heal and open your heart to yourself and those around you?* 

Can you forgive yourself and others with compassion in matters that involve the heart?*

Can you let go of your inner critic especially when it comes to things that maybe hiding out in your subconscious – what repeating negative self talk do you notice?  (Sun in Virgo)

Integrate healing and faith around recent lessons involving growth, control and responsibility. (Mars/Sun squaring Saturn)

Pisces is water sign. It’s nourishing and healing. Let go and let the good things grow from it. Use your intuition to guide and inspire your practice.

Breathe in compassion, breathe out negativity.

Make some moon water.

Suggestions for using the kit. 

Separate crystal and Palo Santo from the main stick.  All homegrown herbs (lavender and sunflower) should be dry by the full moon and can be burned as one with the sage. At the time of the full moon (6:36pm PDT or after) spend a few minutes with the above thoughts, I like to write down a few sentences, doesn’t need to be long list. Light the sage stick and clear the space  – letting your thoughts flow with the smoke, hold something fireproof under the stick. You can hold on to the crystal or have it nearby during this practice.

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