On August 30, 2023, we have a Super Full Moon in the sign of Pisces. As this is the second Full Moon of the month, it is also referred to as a Blue Moon.
Blue Moons are ultra rare, happening once every 2.5 years or so, making their presence something we want to pay attention to.
Having two Full Moons in one calendar month indicates a big surge of release energy. Something may exit our lives, like a relationship, job, a trauma, or even psychic energies that are not ours to carry.
Whatever is up for release under this special Blue Moon, chances are we will feel changed. Chances are we will be left with some new space to fill in our lives. While this space may feel unsettling at first, it holds the promise and potential of something new sprouting from its emptiness.
The cosmic weathers show us however, that we will have to be extra patient for this new sprouting to begin, as there will be a strong wave of retrograde energy flowing in.
The Pisces Blue Moon and Six Retrogrades
Retrogrades occur when a planet appears to be moving backward from our vantage point here on Earth. Under the Pisces Blue Moon, we will have Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto all in retrograde.
While it is not uncommon to have a few planets in retrograde at one time, having six is definitely a rare treat! Plus, both Mercury and Venus retrograde together can be an intense combination.
Retrograde energy tends to get us looking back over the past. It is a time for reflection, rather than moving ahead. On the outside, strong retrograde energy can create delays, miscommunications, mishaps, and make us feel a little uncertain. We can feel like we are moving in circles or unsure of ourselves and what is next.
While our outside world can be muddied by the sheer amount of retrograde energy, our inner world can be our sanctuary. In fact, during strong retrograde energy like this, our inner world can become our compass.
Society doesn’t really prioritize making time for stillness, being patient, and being in a state of non-action, but this strong retrograde energy from the Universe beckons us to adopt some of these states.
This strong retrograde energy calls for us to go within, to connect with our inner world, and to recognize that there is a wealth of wisdom that lives within us.
Spending time journaling, meditating, and walking through nature are all fantastic ways to calm the mind and enter the heart of the body. As Pisces rules over the feet, walking meditations can also be a fantastic way to harness this energy. Strong retrograde energy can also sharpen our intuition and psychic senses, so working with these innate gifts can come naturally.
The energy is on offer to us, but we have to be the ones to make the choice to use it. We have to be the ones to take the step to find the stillness and trust that our patience will eventually lead us to the right next step.
The Pisces Full Moon will be aiding us to take this journey. It holds soft, sensitive vibrations that will allow us to journey within and really listen to our inner voice. Our dreams may become more prophetic, or we may notice the Universe sending us clearer signs. We may even receive visits from our loved ones passed or our angels.
There is a magic in the air under this Blue Pisces Moon, so stay open to what it offers you, even if you are moving through a cleansing or releasing of sorts.
The Pisces Blue Moon Cleanses the Aura
The Pisces Blue Moon is a wonderful time to cleanse our energetic body and to clear any heaviness from our auric field that is not ours to carry.
It is possible for us to pick up psychic muck and debris from the world around us, and this Full Moon would be a powerful time to spend tending to our auric fields.
When it comes to energy cleansing, our intention is everything. You don’t need fancy tools, you just need the intention. Creating a ritual can help to solidify this intention, so try these aura-cleansing tips here, or simply work with your own intuition.
As this is the second Full Moon of the month, our attention may turn back to the first Full Moon of the month. This was on August 1st, in the sign of Aquarius. If you think back to this Full Moon, you may find events from this time will come back around under this Pisces Full Moon.
Both of the Full Moons this month have also been Super Moons, which means they are close to Earth and their presence will be felt nice and strong.
If you had something significant happening for you in early August, you might find that this second Full Moon of the month brings a greater closure or perhaps more illumination to help light your way.
The Pisces Blue Moon and Venus Direct
A few days after the peak of this Blue Moon, Venus stations direct after being retrograde since mid-July. Venus Retrograde is a powerful energy we have been working with and can trigger issues around our relationships, money, self-worth, and values.
If these themes have been prevalent in your life since July, this Full Moon may help things to reach their climax point so they can finally be resolved and completed by the time Venus stations direct on September 3-4.
It is likely with the clearing energy of this Full Moon, that a relationship or money issue could be cleared for us. We may find a relationship needs to fall away in order to create more peace and balance in our lives.
At its core, Venus Retrograde creates a path towards greater love, so whatever transpires, keep this close to your heart. Know that showing love sometimes comes in the form of saying yes, but other times, in the form of saying no.
The Blue Moon and Saturn in Pisces Together
Saturn, which is also in retrograde in Pisces, is very active under the Pisces Full Moon too. Saturn first went retrograde back in June, so issues from this time may also find a way to creep back around under the Blue Moon.
As you can see, there is a lot of energy circling, so it may be hard to know what is what! But whenever Saturn is involved, our task is to look to responsibility. Saturn wants us to step up and take responsibility for our lives and whatever is troubling us.
It doesn’t want to blame us, but it wants us to be accountable for all that is going on. There is no room for playing the victim when Saturn is involved. Saturn wants us to accept what is and to get on with creating a solution by taking responsibility.
Saturn is also the master of creating boundaries, so chances are there may be some boundaries we need to set under this Full Moon. These boundaries may very well be connected to the release work we are doing from the Full Moon and the relationship or money work we are doing from the Venus Retrograde.
We are likely to find that all three of these energies converge, creating a bit of a foggy mess for us to wade through!
The Pisces Blue Moon Brings Soul Transformation
One thing that is always worthwhile remembering is that a Pisces Full Moon helps us to get in touch with our emotions and our sensitivities. It gives us the freedom to express, and to channel that expression into something bigger than just ourselves.
While that may feel all too tricky to wrap our heads around while we are in the midst of these energies, this Full Moon offers us the opportunity to get in touch with our true selves, clear away all that is no longer serving, and create space for something more aligned.
The path to get there may feel a little tumultuous and rocky; we may feel like we are being challenged by the Universe on so many levels. But, as the energies settle, as we catch our breath with it all, we will recognize the transformation.
There is soul transformation underway with this Blue Moon, on both a personal and collective level. We are moving through some important times and some extraordinary energetic frequencies.
We are paving the way to a higher way of living, one step, or rather, one Full Moon at a time.