Full Moon August 30, 2023 in Pisces – Blue Moon Blues

Full Moon August 2023 Astrology

The Full Moon in Pisces on August 30, 2023, is a Blue Moon because it is the second one this month. It aligns with Saturn to make the meaning of the Full Moon in August 2023, taking responsibility for loved ones and caring for your emotional well-being.

The August 30 Full Moon with Saturn may strain intimate relationships and cause some sadness. And emotional insecurity and lack of understanding are possible with six planets retrograde during this moon phase. But this is an excellent chance to clear away guilt and regret and reset your subconscious.

Full Moon August 2023 Horoscope

The Full Moon on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, is at 07°25′ Pisces. The Full Moon horoscope below shows just one aspect to the Moon, the conjunction with Saturn. This might sound a bit depressing, but some very beneficial fixed stars align with the Moon and Saturn to give reason for optimism.

Blue Moon in Pisces August 2023

Blue Moon in Pisces August 2023

Full Moon August 2023 Astrology

Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces, such as work versus home or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts peak at a Full Moon. So, use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an honest and balanced look at your relationships. You will see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

Blue Moon Blues

The Full Moon conjunct Saturn makes you sensible, realistic, nostalgic and melancholic. It makes you feel more responsible for loved ones, especially family members, children, women, and those who depend on you. The Moon and Saturn opposite the Sun bring the possibility of restrictions and hardship. It will make it harder to share your feelings and suggest worry, loss, grief, disgrace, or low self-esteem.

If the structures in your life are stable and secure, you can focus on domestic duties and caring for your family in practical ways. You should intuitively know what to do even in a crisis. Carrying out your tasks will bring emotional satisfaction, even if your efforts are not noticed. Intimate relationships should be emotionally nourishing, and shared responsibilities can be fulfilled.

However, this can be an emotionally trying moon phase if your life is unstable due to relationship drama or problems at home or work. You will still feel a sense of responsibility, but it may come about through guilt or criticism. Your efforts to connect emotionally to others may be met with rejection, leading to deeper feelings of loneliness and vulnerability.

Your feelings now are genuine. You feel everything more intensely. But just as the circumstances of your life affect your emotions, your subconscious can affect your reality. You can take responsibility for feelings now and create a new reality. Learn from past mistakes and reprogram your subconscious. The Full Moon conjunct Saturn can reset your subconscious with a more positive framework.

The Constellations

The August 2023 Blue Moon is in the Sign of Pisces. But as the image below shows, it is in the Constellation of Aquarius. The Signs and the Constellations do not match up. Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs because of the precession of the equinoxes.

The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device. The ecliptic line in the image below matches the degrees in the horoscope above. Like the original astrologers, I use the Constellations and fixed stars for interpretation, not the Signs.

Blue Full Moon August 2023

Blue Full Moon August 2023

  • 03♓33 – Saturn
  • 03♓41 – Alpha Aquarii, Sadalmelek
  • 04♓11 – Alpha Piscis Austrinus, Fomalhaut
  • 05♓39 – Alpha Cygni, Deneb Adige
  • 07♓02 – Gamma Aquarii, Sadachbia
  • 07♓25 – Full Moon
  • 08♓55 – Pi Aquarii, Seat

Full Moon in Aquarius Constellation

The Moon in Constellation Aquarius gives friendliness, politeness, intuition, open-mindedness, unselfishness, an intuitive feeling for humanistic qualities, social awareness and empathy for the underdog. Challenging aspects (opposite Sun) can cause nervous tension, erratic behavior, aloofness, stubbornness, a desire for personal freedom at all costs regardless of consequences, fear of emotional involvement, an unpredictable nature, suspicion and revenge. [1]

The Full Moon conjunct Gamma Aquarii, Sadachbia (0°22′) gives great honors, artistic appreciation, unexpected gains, good fortune, riches, good judgment, sociableness, creativeness, idealism, and impulsiveness. Challenging aspects (opposite Sun) cause wantonness, indiscretion, scandals, foolhardiness, destructiveness, cleverness, many anxious moments and a self-seeking nature. [1]

Sadachbia is also called the “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things.” In horary, it indicates the ability to discover that which is hidden or lost. [2] If Sadachbia is well placed and aspected, it indicates the right time for making moves, entering new ventures, and a likelihood of general success in enterprises. [3]

Saturn in Aquarius Constellation

Saturn conjunct Alpha Aquarii, Sadalmelik (0°08′): Original, inventive, psychic, careful, cautious, practical, good judgment, difficulty in putting ideas or inventions into practice, gain through companies, speculation and matters of an earthy nature, chronic illness to wife or children, favorable for gain, long life. [4]

Generally, Sadalmelik causes persecution, lawsuits, extreme and sudden destruction and the death penalty. [4] It can also cause scandalous actions, a tendency to lie, honors and advancement, and an acquisitive and conservative nature. [1]

Full Moon and Saturn in the Swan

Alpha Cygni, Deneb Adige, is conjunct the Moon (1°45′) and Saturn (2°06′). It gives an ingenious nature and a clever intellect quick at learning. [4] It makes people quick, psychic, idealist, very likable and intelligent. [1] Deneb Adige is favorable for artistic and scientific pursuits, which are carried out with the aim of gain. [5]

With Moon: Will excel in many fields, particularly new and untried areas. Will tend to take chances the average person would never even consider. It can be creative, imaginative and original, but indiscretion creates losses and problems. [1] A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [6]

Six Retrograde Planets

Five retrogrades happen only 4% of the time. Six retrogrades occur only 0.7% of the time. Six planets are in retrograde motion for the whole two weeks following the August 30 Full Moon.

The world appears to slow down when five or more planets are retrograde simultaneously. You may attract energy at some invisible level, and it can feel like you are living in another dimension. It can feel like you’re from another planet or reality, so there is less inner certainty. You may experience feelings of isolation or of being different.

More than four planets in retrograde motion also make it more difficult for people to understand each other. It seems like more bad things are happening in the world: more violence, psychological abuse, accidents, suicides, and death. Understanding and compassion seem to be lacking. With the world slowing down, material events can act as blockages that allow you to develop internally and mature. This helps you find reassurance within yourself.

Full Blue Moon August 2023 Meaning

The August 2023 Blue Moon conjunct Saturn brings realism and practicality but a tendency toward sadness and negativity. But the fixed stars in the part of the sky with the Moon and Saturn are favorable. They give intuition, good judgment and artistic talent.

Saturn retrograde plus another five planets retrograde makes this a very introspective Full Moon. It offers a chance to draw a line under the past, forgive past mistakes and remove guilt and regret. This process may cause some sadness, but clearing out the dark recesses of your subconscious will allow room for new dreams. Reprogram your mind to create a new reality.

Astrologically, a full moon is influenced by the preceding new Moon. The August 16 New Moon brings the potential for unexpected change or crises. But it also helps you turn problems into exciting opportunities for success.

The influence of the August 30 Full Moon lasts for two weeks up to the September 14 New Moon. This waning moon phase is good for releasing, letting go, resting, healing, regenerating, contemplating, meditating, decluttering, harvesting, pruning, and hair-cutting.

If the Full Moon August 2023 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan, you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart, see full moon transits.

Full Moon August 2023 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – August 30, 6:35 pm
  • New York – August 30, 9:35 pm
  • London – August 31, 2:35 am
  • Delhi – August 31, 7:05 am
  • Sydney – August 31, 11:35 am


  1. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.207, 211, 246, 324
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51, 159.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.111.
  4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.200.
  5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.76.
  6. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.

8 thoughts on “Full Moon August 30, 2023 in Pisces – Blue Moon Blues

  1. I have natal Moon conjunct Saturn in Pisces and have been feeling so strange and acting “weird”, according to my partner. I am infuriated and sad and want to be alone. I hope this passes soon.

  2. Me too JoJo. I feel like I have come full circle. This country mouse became a city mouse for many years and then returned to be a country mouse again. Relationships all around have been a constant struggle. I think I have some distance now and can deal. I can understand and not get dragged down in the mire. Not that my journey is over. It’s just another turn of the wheel as Saturn will soon oppose natal sun and I will be on to the next phase. ???

    • Saturn is basically concrete life test in general. His life test is like Driver License/SAT like we have in high-school. Since he’s in Pisces and rx, so he’s weakened and a bit unrealistic which is good for our advantage! I think we should be just fine.

  3. This is a great review. I have limits and continue to set boundaries. Now I have a word for it, histrionics. Dealing with borderline HPDs 101. The upside, it has taught me the importance of setting boundaries. Part of valuing self I think. Pollyanna always has an upside. 🙂

    • Hi vic you know the term “borderline” is just a psychological drawer out of many other drawers that so called “psychiatry” offers us as a so called science of the soul… Further on in english language there is no difference between soul/emotional sphere and intellect/consciousness using the word “mind”…

      • Yeah I get that klaus. Sometimes I need a label though to distance myself from people’s conditions. No judgement just need a boundary so’s I don’t get enmeshed. I can’t expect people to do past life regressions to release them from the trap. For me it was easy to do, very natural. I am not saying it was pleasant. There’s what’s really going on, and then how I (we) cope with the day to day survival. It’s almost as if, there is something from a past life that is held onto that no longer works and is not achievable this time around. It can make one angry that they can’t get it.

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