A special lunar event is on its way… with two Sturgeon Supermoons set to light up the skies in August, causing double trouble for many of us!
We can expect extra turbulence in our lives as supermoons are like full moons “on steroids”, and our emotions could blow up in the same way if we’re not careful.
The first Sturgeon Supermoon will grace our skies in the early hours of Wednesday, August 2nd, while the second, the Blue Sturgeon Supermoon, close to midday on August 31st.
Every full moon has its own name based on the month or the season in which it appears – a name for each allows people to reflect on each season and contemplate how it affects them and the natural world.
In namesake, the Sturgeon Moon is related to prehistoric fish once abundant this time of year in the Great Lakes region in America.
However, a Blue Moon isn’t related to its name, and it isn’t actually blue. It refers to when two full moons appear in one calendar month.
In August, we have two full moons in one month – which is something to deal with in itself – but what makes this even more unusual is that they are both supermoons.
Supermoons are associated with flooding and earth changes, and our own emotions will feel similar effects – they’ll be in overdrive!
So, watch out for yourself, and nurture yourself by managing your stress levels and trying not to take on too much – go for a quiet walk in nature.
Because there are 28 days between full moons and months are only a few days longer, blue moons are rare.
In fact, we usually only get a blue moon every two or three years… hence the term, “once in a blue moon.”
Supermoons happen a couple of times per year when the full moon is at the closest point to earth during its orbit (its perigee) making it appear larger and brighter.
They generally occur when the centre of the moon is less than 360,000 kilometres from the centre of earth. Because it’s so close to earth, a full supermoon looks about 16% brighter and is 7% bigger than an average full moon.
While both of these supermoons will be big, the second will be the biggest of the year.
While the spiritual effects of the supermoons will be felt by everyone, because the first appears in the zodiac sign of Aquarius – Aquarians, Taureans, Leos and Scorpios can expect to experience its force most, being fixed modes.
More turbulence can be expected, as Aquarius is ruled by Uranus where volatility, rebelliousness and shocking happenings occur, especially if there are corresponding influences in a person’s chart.
This supermoon being in Aquarius, the ‘water bearer,’ means although Aquarians spend lots of time in the mental realms, they carry deep-seated emotions.
Aquarius is an air sign and brings emotions from your subconscious into your mind; these are things you need to spend time thinking deeply about.
It was important to finalise emotional or subconscious business by nurturing your intuition and emotions.
A full moon always brings some form of transformation for everyone and as Aquarius is co-ruled by Saturn (ancient ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler), Aquarians and Capricorns could feel this most.
Stubbornness can be expected, and people may really dig their toes into the ground over an issue, and we could have unreasonable arguments with others – particularly Taureans.
On the relationship front – Aquarians may be wanting to have sex with their “friends”.
They’ll want to be friends before they have sex… the way to an Aquarians’ heart is through long conversations about things they’re interested in.
The second supermoon on August 31st appears in the sign of Pisces and people can expect an extra boost of cosmic drama, as Pisces is associated with daydreams, illusions, and intuition.
Pisceans go the with flow and are very emotional – they appeal to their emotions and intuition and are spiritual people, ruled by Neptune and usually sensitive.
Spirituality will be amplified during this time, and being a mutable sign other signs especially effected will be Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius.
Also, from July 28th to August 12th, and peaking on August 8th, there is an annual event called the ‘Lionsgate Portal’.
The portal is a cosmic alignment involving the Sun in Leo, closely aligning with the brightest star in the night sky – the fixed Star Sirius or the Dog Star.
Ancient Egyptians associated Sirius with the agricultural goddess Sopdet, and its heliacal rising (rising on the horizon) marked the annual flooding of the Nile River and the start of a new year.
The energy of Leo during this alignment encourages self-love, confidence, and self-expression. It reminds us to be brave, free and unapologetic in pursuing our desires and worthiness. The Lion’s Gate Portal offers an opportunity for spiritual growth and empowerment.
And if there wasn’t enough happening in the skies this month, the Perseid Meteor Shower will be occurring between August 11th and 14th, when we could see hundreds of shooting stars competing with the first supermoon as it comes off its fullness.
We have the situation where the Perseid Meteor Shower and the supermoon are vying for our attention and the supermoon will block out the light of at least part of the Perseids.
The feminine energy of the supermoon is once again battling with the masculine energy of the Perseids – so we can expect unpredictable changes, volatility and unrest. Watch out for arguments between the ‘sexes’ because the Perseids is associated with Perseus who killed Medusa and then the feminine Supermoon is also thrown into this mix.
Added to this Saturn will be at its closest approach to earth (August 27th to 30th) which brings restriction and limitation – we could have authority figures or corporations laying the law down or restricting the population controversially, for example with a new tax, or any restrictive government activity, Saturn is government.
When can you see this month’s Sturgeon Supermoons and the Perseid Meteor Shower? The first Sturgeon Supermoon will reach its peak at 4.31am AEST on Wednesday August 2nd, but you’ll be best to see it in the night sky. The Blue Sturgeon Supermoon will reach its peak at 11.35am AEST on Thursday, August 31st. The best viewing for the Perseids will be towards the north between August 11th and 14th, but it will peak on the evening of the 12th, when you could see hundreds of shooting stars competing with the supermoon as it comes off its fullness.
Double Sturgeon Supermoons horoscopes:
Aries (March 21 to April 19): You may seem a little detached from your friends and groups. These two Supermoons may be testing you to find out ‘who are your real friends’ and who you wish to remain in your life. You may also be keen to meet new friends and associates however after having some quiet time to yourself. True friends may feel like a comfortable shoe, and you get along fabulous together, having long conversations that are immensely interesting. Your hopes and dreams could become more of a focus now as you sort through what is realistic and what is fantasy. Amidst Aquarius’ Supermoon’s glowing beam, friends share hopes and dreams in a radiant stream. Then in Pisces’ Supermoon’s mystical flight, spirituality soars, bathing all in Divine Light!
Taurus (April 20 to May 20): The first Supermoon shines a light on your career bringing some unpredictable or volatile moments. You may find you are more ‘public’ in some way and perhaps you’re shining brightly! There may be more activity with authority figures or parents who recognise your brilliance! Later in the month, the Blue Supermoon shines brightly on your friends, groups and associates… some turbulence could ensue, however it’s for the better as you sort fact from fiction. Your heart’s true hopes and dreams become known. Beneath Aquarius’s Supermoon’s gleaming hue, career and reputation are elevated anew. Then in Pisces’ Supermoon’s magical trance, with friends, hope and dreams, hearts dance!
Gemini (May 21 to June 20): These Sturgeon Supermoons are shaking up your life. You may wish to escape to somewhere exotic! It’s time to broaden your horizons both personally and professionally. You may fantasise about scooting off to another country and getting work there! The thing is sometimes, fantasies can come true, ask yourself how grounded are you here? Are you manifesting your heart’s desires in your current location? The ball is in your court. Do you want to study or grow as a person spiritually? You can do all these things, just maybe not all at the same time! Sort your priorities. Under the Aquarius Supermoon’s cosmic beam, life expands through travel, study, or a spiritual dream. Then in Pisces’s Supermoon’s gentle grace, career blooms, positive connections with authority we embrace!
Cancer (June 21 to July 22): Yes, I know sometimes it’s hard to trust others! You may feel like you’ve been ‘through the mill’ with relationships and intimacy. The Aquarian Supermoon is asking you to think about your relationships carefully and to detach from situations where you feel powerless or out of control. The Pisces Supermoon is then adding her 2 cents worth…feel all your emotions as they are every bit as valid as your logical faculties. Pisces and Aquarius may seem to be adversaries, but in reality, the balance between these two will stand you in good stead! Beneath the Aquarian Supermoon’s radiant light, sharing resources and intimacy, hearts unite. Then in Pisces’ Supermoon’s dreamy sight, life expands through travel, study and spiritual flight. As you are ruled by the Moon, this month could be full on!
Leo (July 23 to August 22): Important business or personal relationships might be on your mind now. There’s also a real need to balance emotions and practicality. Upstairs wants you to find this balance and thrive in your significant partnerships, so spend a little bit of time focusing on what’s really important to you. Shared assets and intimacy may be part of this overall evaluation. You might find taxes, loans, inheritances or superannuation feed into this mix. Legal matters may also feature. It’s time to tie up all loose ends. Amidst the Aquarian Supermoon’s celestial glow, business and love partnerships thrive and grow. Then in Pisces’ Supermoon’s tender embrace, intimacy and shared assets find their place. As you are ruled by the Sun, which is in opposition to both Supermoons, watch your stress levels!
Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Your everyday life or work may get a shakeup as the Aquarian Supermoon casts its eye on you! It’s not the best time to take on too much now as you could become quite stressed. So, take a deep breath and calm down. The second Supermoon casts a light on your significant partnerships and getting anything that’s out of order back into order. As a fastidious Virgoan, you probably appreciate ‘organised control’ rather than ‘disorganised out of control’. This month, be at peace whilst mastering the details of your life. Beneath the Aquarian Supermoon’s guiding light, everyday matters and work shine bright. In health and wellness, a cosmic tune, Pisces’ Supermoon smiles at partnerships in bloom!
Libra (September 23 to October 22): You may feel more childlike… do try and have some fun dear Libra! It’s as if the brakes have been pushed down on your life for some time. There’s a change now, things are looking up. Due to this month’s double lunar shakeup, you’ll feel like something has been finally released so that you can achieve more at work and in your everyday life. The Pisces Supermoon at the end of the month smiles on you creatively, romantically and blesses your leisure and pleasure zone. Beneath the Aquarian Supermoon’s gleaming light, creativity soars and fun takes flight. Leisure and pleasure, romance’s sweet bloom! Amidst Pisces’ Supermoon, work thrives in tune. Health and wellbeing gets a celestial embrace, a cosmic touch brings serenity and much grace! Well done dear Libra!
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): Some turbulence may waft around your home and family but thanks to the grace of the Aquarian Supermoon, you don’t have to get caught up in it! Sidestep and detach yourself from anything that doesn’t serve your highest good. The second Sturgeon Blue Moon casts its eyes upon your leisure and pleasure zone. You may receive a reminder that you need some fun in your life sometimes! Your compellingly deep feelings may sometimes hold you back from what you really want. Beneath the Aquarian Supermoon’s radiant beam, home and family can be a loving team! In Pisces’ Supermoon’s mystical light, fun, leisure and romance takes flight. Creativity soars in a cosmic embrace, joy and pleasure gives celestial grace.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Emotional communications and brilliant ideas are coming your way! You might be thinking about study because your mind is probably pretty sharp now. However, no one can accuse you of being unfeeling because your intelligent communications are probably expressed with emotional overtones. This is fine no matter what your career… show yourself as being fully human! It’s not only acceptable… it’s desirable especially these days! Home and family are probably featuring quite strongly now too. The Aquarian Supermoon brings brilliance in the Sky of Mind, inspiring ideas, study and family ties. Pisces’ Supermoon throws a dreamy beam, home and family becomes life’s sweet theme!
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): Personal and shared finances might be on your mind. Sometimes it’s hard to agree with others about money or assets. The Aquarian Supermoon will likely give you some good ideas about how you can achieve your financial desires. It could be a matter of convincing another (person, company or government agency) of the brilliance of your plan. Never mind, you’ll work it out somehow. Your belief systems and values may also go through some kind of transformation too. Perhaps money isn’t as important as you initially thought? Aquarian Supermoon gives a financial cue, revealing values, guiding choices true. Pisces’ Supermoon, ideas take flight, in study’s embrace your brilliance ignites!
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): The first Supermoon in your sign shines its light directly upon you! Your full attention is needed now as to how you approach the world. How do you get your message out there without compromising yourself? Your identity could undergo some changes now also. Spirit wants you to become more authentic and not to simply ‘toe the convenient line’ of others. You may also find yourself becoming a little more emotional with less detachment which could be quite ‘eye opening’ for you. Seemingly out of nowhere, brilliant flashes of insight waft across the landscape of your mind, especially regarding your finances! The Aquarian Supermoon is a cosmic mirror, reflecting identity, authentic and clearer. In the Pisces’ Supermoon’s mystical tide, finances and values in dreams reside!
Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Hey there Passionate Pisces, you’re in your element now with spirituality becoming more important than usual. Your intuition and psychic ability are on fire as you seem to pull insights out of the plain air. It’s a great time for meditation and having some additional self-reflection time. You may also be feeling particularly charitable atm. The second Sturgeon Blue Supermoon in your sign is very much at home enhancing your authenticity in how you approach the world. You may feel more sensitive now, but this is actually a great thing, helping your spirituality to evolve even higher! The Aquarian Supermoon is a cosmic rite, unveiling spirituality, shining bright! With hearts of charity, Souls ignite, under the Pisces Supermoon, your identity is bright!
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About Rose Smith
Rose Smith is a leading Australian spiritualist with more than 20 years’ professional experience working as a psychic, spiritual healer and teacher, and intuitive astrologer. Rose currently runs Absolute Soul Secrets – the largest psychic network in the southern hemisphere. Prior to this she worked as a counselor in a local women’s health centre and tutored in ethics and counselling at Southern Cross University. Rose has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Canberra and a BA majoring in psychology from Charles Sturt University.