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The effects of the Full Moon in Pisces

How the Blue Moon of August 31, 2023 will affect the zodiac signs and their emotions

The effects of the Full Moon in Pisces How the Blue Moon of August 31, 2023 will affect the zodiac signs and their emotions

August 2023 has brought us many special spectacles that have made us look at the sky and its stars with awe and wonder, from the Sturgeon Supermoon on August 1 to the swarm of stars that traditionally light up the night of St Lawrence. Before the month comes to an end and catapults us into autumn, there is another rare event that only happens once every two or three years: the full moon on 31 August. Let's look together at what this astronomical phenomenon means.

What is meant by a Blue Moon?

31 August is the second full moon in a month and is therefore also called a Blue Moon. Like the previous one, this one is also a supermoon because it is at the point in its orbit closest to Earth and is therefore bigger and brighter than when our satellite is at its apogee.

When we can see the Blue Moon

At 3:37 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, the Moon will be full at perigee about nine hours after its passage. Due to the perspective effect, it will appear about 7 percent larger and slightly brighter to our eyes than the average full blue moon, which was last seen in the sky in January 2018. It is indeed a rare phenomenon and will not occur again until January 2037. 

What makes the full moon on 31 August so special?

According to various folk traditions, the full moon has great significance and symbolises change, transformation and new beginnings. The fact that the full moon on 31 August is a rare event charges it with additional expectations. In many cultures, it is believed that the full moon leads to greater awareness and insight. It is the perfect time to reflect on the past, look to the future and connect with the energy of the universe.

What does the Full Moon in Pisces stand for?

At this time Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are retrograde, while the Sun in Virgo opposes the Full Moon in Pisces. Because of this position, some Piscean qualities such as sensitivity, empathy and emotionality will be more pronounced even in those not born in the most spiritual sign of the zodiac. So the Full Moon in Pisces will make us all more powerful and instinctive, awakening deep emotions, dreams and feelings. So this is an excellent opportunity to explore our needs and our innermost selves, including through meditation and spiritual practises.  

The effects of the Blue Moon on each sign of the zodiac


Unleash your emotions (even the most painful ones). The full moon will strip you of your armour.


The truth hurts. The Full Moon will put you back in touch with feelings you've been denying for a while.


It's time to make a decision. The full moon will reinforce questions you've been asking yourself for a long time.


The crying comes, even without reason. This full moon lets you vent.


It's time to clean up not only your house, but your feelings in love.


Heart, body and brain: there's a lot of confusion. You may be losing control of things (and that's okay, it happens).


The full moon will bring hot situations! You decide how to deal with them (yes, you have a decision to make).


An eventful time is expected. A mix of emotions and feelings will make you re-evaluate everything.


You're on the lookout for strong emotions. The full moon could divert your attention from priorities at work.


Fears and anxieties you've been holding in for weeks could disappear with this moon. Bye, bye!


Be careful who you have to meet. The full moon will set no limits to your feelings.