August's rare Blue Moon holds a significant spiritual meaning, and astrologers say you can't ignore it

Solaris the Hii Priestess walks us through the blue moon August 2023: spiritual meanings, things to do, and more

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Summer's winding down with a "Blue Moon," a.k.a. two full moons in one month. (And perhaps a Blue Moon of the wheat ale variety as well.) 

On Wednesday, August 30,  la bella luna will shine her rays upon us, and we should expect the transit to be a relatively transformative experience. Though it has the capability to be an emotional 24 hours or so, as our August horoscope indicates, it can also open the door for a new chapter. 

Allow astrologer Solaris the Hii Priestess to walk you through everything you need to know. While you're at it, have a look at her tips for making the cosmic event a success, even if it feels like a heavy one.

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Solaris the Hii Priestess

Solaris the Hii Priestess is an Austin-based tarot reader, astrologer, and newly published author—y.o.u. Your own universe, a children’s astrology book— is known for her contemporary method of divination using tarot. She has been featured at various festivals, such as: Mala Luna, SXSW, ACL and more. 

The blue moon August 2023: everything you need to know

The astrology pros weren't kidding when they said this event would tap into our feelings. But it's a good thing. We might be a little nostalgic for something in our past, but it's time to acknowledge those old emotions and wrap 'em up.

"The illumination of two full moons in a single month, also known as a Blue Moon, is relatively rare and holds symbolic significance," Solaris says. "It is associated with heightened emotions and intensified energy. Some believe that it amplifies the effects of the full moon, making it a potent time for transformation and growth."

Don't deny whatever you're feeling. The best way to take advantage of the transit is to be authentic. That way, you'll feel good about moving on from whatever you're experiencing once the transit is over. 

"Stay connected with your emotions and allow yourself to feel whatever arises," Solaris says. "Practice patience, flexibility, and compassion, both towards yourself and others."

That advice is something we can appreciate during any lunar phase, right?

Blue Moon Specifics

What areas of our lives could be affected by the next full moon? You'll have to dig deep into astrology to find out (or take it from Solaris)! 

"The full moon on August 30 is in Aquarius at 29 degrees. Aquarius is an air sign known for its innovation, originality, and its focus on collective progress and the 29th degree symbolizes the end of a cycle or a need for completion before moving on to the next phase," she says. 

In layman's terms, this event is all about coming to terms with the present in order to prepare for the future. 

"This full moon sets the stage for what's ahead by offering an opportunity to reflect on the past month and gain insights into your current situation," Solaris adds. "It can help you identify what needs to be released or adjusted in order to align with your goals and aspirations for the future."

Blue Moon Tips

So, how can you make this heightened experience one that serves you? Think about what needs adjusting in your life and prepare to put those thoughts into action. 

"Use this time to evaluate your progress, reevaluate your priorities, and make any necessary changes in preparation for what lies ahead," Solaris says. "Embrace the transformative energy that this full moon offers and use it as an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery."

And since it can be a little bit of a hectic experience, you're going to want to take some time for yourself to enjoy your favorite self-care activities. (You don't need to tell us twice!)

"Engage in activities that promote relaxation and inner peace, such as yoga, meditation, or engaging with creative outlets," Solaris says. "Surround yourself with positive energy and supportive people who can provide guidance if needed."

When all is said and done, we're going to enter the fall ready to tackle whatever heads our way. We're going to feel reinvigorated and excited, especially since we're putting what doesn't serve us to rest in August. According to My Imperfect Life's in-house astrologer, Narayana Montúfar, there will be a sense of clarity as September approaches, even though we're going to experience a few retrogrades.

"We're going to have a better idea of how we want to move forward with everything that happened," she insists. "We're not going to feel uninspired. We're going to be ready to tackle anything and know what we want to focus our energy on. We're going to be more focused."

Ready for it? We certainly are! Be sure to have a look at your September horoscope, too. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.