The August 2022 full moon is asking us to get down to business, especially these signs

'It’s a complicated moon because so many things are happening, but that's not to say it’s going to be bad'

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Ready for the August 2022 full moon?

Summer is winding down, and so is the carefree spirit that comes along with it. During the next full moon, we'll be experiencing a more serious energy thanks to the lunation's conjunction with Saturn, among other transits. 

"It’s a complicated moon because so many things are happening, but that's not to say it’s going to be bad," says astrologer Noush (opens in new tab). "All of these things are trying to level up how we take accountability for the future we want to build for ourselves and our community."

Fortunately, we have all the cosmic intel on how to make the most out of this upcoming moon phase. When you think about it, are there gifts astrology fans love more than words of wisdom and a few crystal recs? Nah, we didn't think so, either.

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her (opens in new tab)or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab).

August 2022 full moon

  • When: August 11, 2022

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This celestial event also coincides with the North Node's Uranus conjunction, which could bring something to a culmination for us. Additionally, the moon's trine aspect to Pluto gives off that serious energy, which is why we're being asked to "level up."

"It’s igniting a new journey towards the soul’s desire and purpose, but it can involve having to let go of something," Noush says. 

As we head towards the fall, the back-to-school season, heavier work schedules and so on, it seems fitting that August's full moon would ask us to take on more challenges and get our lives in order. 

"In another perspective, it is a really good energy to get things done, so it’s good to get serious about your responsibilities, especially your responsibilities to yourself and your community," Noush adds.

Who will be most affected by the full moon?

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"Check in on your fixed sign friends," Noush jokes. 

Although this full moon doesn't spell out disaster, it might be a little more intense for fixed signs. Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius sun or rising are likely to feel the effects externally, whereas the moon in any fixed signs might bring about internal issues that need to be addressed.

Again, it's not problematic—just think of it as a way to maneuver onto the correct path. 

Tips for dealing with the full moon

Now is the time to handle experiences with maturity and focus on what makes you tick.

"I would really recommend not letting external chaos get too deep into your body and focus on practices that bring you joy," Noush says. 

But she does think a few breathers here and there (literally and figuratively) will be equally as important. 

"Connect to meditation, spirituality, breath work—things that kind of calm the nervous system."

If you're looking for ways to de-stress, check out our recs for the best meditation apps to help you feel centered.

If you're a fan of crystals, Noush suggests opalite, moonstone, selenite and black tourmaline, as they all work well with our emotions, particularly when presented with challenges.

Sure it may sound a little challenging—and a far stretch from the slow-mo Cancer season vibes we're trying to hold onto—but this full moon promises to be a positive experience, even if it's a bit bust.

"There's good energy to create change from the inside out," Nous says. "That’s how you can build some peace around this full moon."

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

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