Full Moon in Pisces | August 30, 2023

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On August 30, 2023, we will experience a full moon at 7 degrees of Pisces. It will impact individuals with planets and positions between 2-22 degrees of this sign in their natal charts the most. But it will likewise influence individuals with planets in Cancer, Scorpio, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius at the same degrees. Full moon phases are a great time to conduct release rituals to let go of the old and make way for the new. They are also ideal for harnessing the moon’s power in other beneficial ways.

This full moon will definitely have us in our feelings as this sensitive luminary body teams up with equally sensitive Pisces. Full moon cycles bring things to culmination. And because this activity occurs only days after Uranus retrogrades in Taurus, many will be quite emotional. If this energy impacts you, you may be caught up in fantasy land or reliving your sordid past. Either way, you might be meditating on your dream life in some form or another.

Some may actually see their desires come to fruition at this time. This energy is very potent as Pisces is a visionary and helps us manifest our desires with depth and efficiency. This planet is likewise magical and spiritually attuned. Hopefully, you set solid intentions around February 20, 2023, when the new moon was in Pisces. If so, chances are you will see fast-paced changes in your material world during this full moon season.

Emotional Healing

For many, this full moon will bring emotional healing, especially related to financial, romantic, or health-related trauma. You may find it easier to let go of things no longer serving you in these areas. But because Pisces is in the mix, it is very likely that you will be quite teary-eyed with so much water energy at play. Don’t be afraid to let go – crying is a great way to release pent-up emotional trauma. You can also journal, seek out a counselor or coach, or engage in meditation to help you get through this time.  


Pisces is also notorious for encouraging escapism behaviors like addictions, avoidance, etc. This typically happens when one isn’t ready to deal with their emotional wounds. Instead, they turn to alcohol, substances, work, sex, etc., to avoid their problems. Sadly, doing so only compounds them. With the full moon in Pisces in August 2023, you need to be extra careful with your vices.

Jupiter Quintile Saturn

On the same day as the full moon, Jupiter in Taurus will quintile Saturn in Pisces. This is a very harmonious aspect that can bring about creative inspiration and expansion in our physical world. Jupiter will gift us with material abundance, while Saturn will ground our imaginative capacity. So you will be able to steadily grow your material foundation with a structured, disciplined approach. You may find that you are both optimistic and realistic at this time. And this is the perfect combination for manifesting your desires.

You are more likely to take a balanced approach to achieving your goals with this aspect at play. Your overall work ethic and sense of responsibility with be stronger as you aspire to accomplish your goals. And in doing so, you will connect with the success and growth you so desire. It will be easier to navigate challenges or setbacks sent to throw you off course as you will be more resilient. So, this will be the ideal time to engage in manifestation work. 

Jupiter Retrograde

On Sep 4, Jupiter will retrograde a day after Venus goes direct. Jupiter retrogrades are externally focused since this is an outer planet. Yet, this is introspective energy and retrograde periods often have us contemplating life changes. So, you will likely be deeply reflective about your financial situation since Jupiter will be visiting Taurus. However, I will cover the ins and outs of this activity in a separate post

Last Quarter Moon in Gemini

This full moon cycle will wind down in the sign of Gemini on Sep 6, giving us a chance to settle into our emotions. Likewise, it will give us a break from unstable communication dynamics. So, if you have been having issues with someone, this last quarter moon cycle will help you come to an agreement of some sort. Also, you may be finishing up or presenting some form of speech or writing. This energy will help you tie up any loose ends as you receive any outstanding details you need.

This is a great time to have a sale or promotion of some sort. Gemini rules commerce, and last quarter moon energy is all about letting go. So, you may find such efforts quite lucrative during this period. It’s also a great time for quiet, intimate social events. So, a soft opening or private launch party should also be successful during this time.

Pallas in Libra

As Pallas enters Libra on Sep 13, we will enjoy even more soft, nurturing energy. Pallas rules our intellectual and intuitive faculties. She also governs father-daughter relationships. As she stations in Libra, we can expect to achieve a bit of balance in these areas. You may find that your emotional sensibilities are more stabilized as you think about things from a more logical perspective.

The full moon in Pisces overshadows this aspect of our being. Instead, it has us in our emotions. However, the paired energy of balanced Pallas and harmonious Libra will give us greater insight and balance.

You should have more energy to push through any negative or complicated emotions. And, you may have a greater desire to connect with a father-figure in your life. It will be a great time to work through any childhood trauma that stemmed from daddy issues. This will also be a perfect time to journal or engage in self-improvement activities to release generational paternal trauma.

Vesta in Cancer    

The mothers will be very active during this season as Vesta will also enter Cancer on Sep. 13th. Vesta governs hearth and home – her domains are sexuality, spirituality, and household affairs. You could say she is the “Mother” of asteroids. She is devoted to the family and keeping the internal flame burning, while Cancer also oversees our maternal nature. Cancer’s focus is on the home in almost every respect. So, chances are your attention will be deeply rooted in your home life during this phase.

You may be in the process of purchasing a new home or making improvements to your current home. Or you could find yourself caring for one of your parents through old age or sickness. Whatever the case may be, household affairs will be of utmost importance to you during this period.

And with so much emphasis on the home and family sector over the next few weeks, you may be digging into your ancestral legacy. You could have a greater desire to do a family tree or uncover aspects of your ancestral DNA. It will be the perfect time to begin an ancestral veneration practice of some sort.


The full moon in Pisces is a powerful astrological event that occurs on August 30, 2023. This cosmic alignment brings forth strong lunar energy that can have an impact on us emotionally and spiritually. Being aware of this energy can help us to better understand how it influences our lives, as well as how we can use it to our advantage.

It is believed that the energy of the full moon amplifies the energy of Pisces, making it a time of intense emotions and heightened intuition. During this time, we may find ourselves feeling more connected to our spiritual side. And we will likely be more attuned to our innermost feelings.

This is an ideal time to make use of the power of manifestation, which can be done through simple ritual work. With the right mindset, you can use the energy of the full moon in Pisces to create positive changes in your life.

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