Full Moon 26 August 2018 – Flying High

Full Moon August 2018 AstrologyThe full moon on Sunday August 26, 2018 is at 3° Pisces. The Full Moon August 2018 astrology is beautifully symmetrical. The full moon aspect itself of Sun opposite Moon forms the spine of a Kite aspect pattern. Five harmonious aspects surround this tense opposition to make it easy to improve your skills and develop your talents.

The August 2018 full moon also aligns with two fortunate and powerful fixed stars. They are ideal for developing your occults skills, making money and reaching your goals. Full moon August 2018 brings exciting opportunities for personal and professional success that improves your sense of security and stability.

Full Moon Meaning

A full moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon. This highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life such as your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy. Your home, family and intimate relationships comes into sharper focus following a full moon.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use you increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon, which is this case was a solar eclipse. Your August 11 solar eclipse goals can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. You can make emotional adjustments in response to those new goals. The full moon effect lasts for two weeks up to the September 9 new moon.

Full Moon August 2018 Astrology

At 03 ♓ 12 the August 11 full moon makes a beautifully symmetrical aspect pattern called a Kite. In the Full Moon August 2018 astrology chart below you will see a solid blue triangle with the Sun, Saturn and Uranus at the corners. This blue triangle is a very fortunate Grand Trine aspect pattern. The dashed blue sextile aspects to the Moon turn the grand trine into a Kite. There are also two fixed stars joining the full moon which are worth considering before a closer look at the Kite.

At 04 ♓ 01 fixed star Sadalmelik is the closest but smaller of the two stars. The Moon conjunct Sadalmelik gives prominence in occult matters, success in large companies, and is favorable for gain. [1] Even though this star in general can portend danger and cause persecution, the favorable aspects to Saturn and Uranus make sure of the most positive manifestation.

The name Sadalmelik is Arabic for “Luck of the King.” Morse says “it is an indicator of the most brilliant success and favor for those in authority, and a sign that they will put it to good use if they have it well aspected.” [2] This suggests good things will happen to the people of good leaders during the two weeks of this moon phase.

At 04 ♓ 07 fixed star Fomalhaut is one of the most important stars of all. It is one of the four Royal Stars of ancient Persia or Archangel Stars of the Abrahamic religions. Fomalhaut represents Archangel Gabriel. Robson said the Moon conjunct Fomalhaut brings secret business causing much trouble and enmity, but eventual gain after many difficulties. [1]

In general, Fomalhaut is very fortunate and powerful yet can cause malevolence of sublime scope and character, and change from a material to a spiritual form of expression [1] Ebertin said “this star is of quite variable effect, either very good or very bad, depending on the overall cosmic structure. Tied up with either Sun or Moon, the influence of Fomalhaut is said to be quite marked.” [3]

Full Moon August 2018 Astrology

Full Moon August 2018 Astrology Chart

Full Moon Grand Trine

Sun trine Saturn brings achievement and recognition for earlier effort. You can focus on achieving your long-term goals and stay well-balanced. This means that other areas of your life do not need to suffer from your strong work ethic and determination. Relationships with men and superiors will be serious, practical and beneficial. Valuable guidance can come from elders and leaders.

Sun trine Uranus brings increased intuition and flashes of insight that lead to self-discovery and revelations. Increased self-confidence will allow you to express the more unique or quirky side of your personality. You may feel like trying sometime new and exciting, outside of your normal routine and comfort zone.

Saturn trine Uranus represents a transition phase in life. This is the ideal time to make positive changes in your life because they should run smoothly. You will stay calm and patient, planning every step methodically. You can find new ways of doing old things without rocking the boat. Or you could take the lead in your career to start needed changes and gain respect and recognition from your boss.

You may be given more responsibility but also be allowed enough freedom to tackle the work in your own way. You can break down complex tasks into ordered segments to effectively instruct others. Full Moon August 2018 is ideal for learning or teaching technical subjects. Occult subjects like astrology would be more easily understood now.

A grand trine aspect pattern holds great natural talent, creative potential and good fortune. However, the ease and comfort of the trine aspects can cause lack of motivation. Without external motivation from challenging aspects, it can be difficult to outwardly manifest the full potential held within the grand trine.

The Spine of the Kite

Five blue aspects surrounding one red aspect means that the Kite is a very positive aspect pattern. The red opposition aspect creates inner pain and tension but the harmonious blue aspects tone it down. Still, the inner tension created by the spine give the motivation and inspiration to develop the latent skills and abilities held within the grand trine. The opposition makes you more inclined to put the talents of the grand trine into action.

According to Bruno and Louise Huber [4], the opposition, or spine of the Kite, gives a need for security. It can make you go from one extreme to the other, finding the best and worst alternative to find the middle ground. Or it can make you totally preoccupied with an issue or totally avoid it. The deep inner pain is either balanced or repressed, no one else can see it or help because it is hidden by the surrounding blue aspects.

Sun opposite Moon creates the personal conflict and crises that force you to make the most of your potential. You must draw on your emotional strength and instincts to overcome these challenges to your ego. Others may try to bring you down by attacking your personal life, or you may have to juggle the polarities in your life. Full Moon August 2018 may increase tension between you and family members, with extra emotional burdens being placed on you. The key is to balance your emotions and conscious intention.

Minor Grand Trine

The aspect pattern formed by Moon, Saturn and Uranus is a Minor Grand Trine. It highlights creative expression and intelligence, and gives intuition, objectivity and research. According to Elida Marchisone [5], a Minor Grand Trine represents “Practical Mysticism”. It gives a deep curiosity about the mysteries of life and a thorough understanding of belief systems that are different from your own. It makes you a practical seeker of hidden treasures.

As part of the Kite aspect pattern, the two blue sextile aspects to the Moon work to resolve any personal conflict or crises. They do not need much effort to make the right choices and channel misdirected energies into positive development. These sextile aspects give inherent skills, devotion and artistic gifts. They make many things come easy so your needs are easily met. They give the internal stability and flexibility so you can successfully realize your abilities.

Moon sextile Saturn makes you feel protective of your family and partner. You will show how much you care for them in practical ways, not through public displays of emotion. Your task is to give nourishment and comfort through food, shelter and a shoulder to cry on. Commitment, loyalty and your family home become more important. You can carry out your duties and responsibilities with care and patience.

Moon sextile Uranus brings stimulating personal encounters and exciting events. You will feel more open to change in your life and may actively seek it out. Your stronger than normal intuition can guide you in making quick decisions on which way to go. Follow your instincts and make the most of any opportunities. This is a good time to find original ways of doing things because of your inquisitive and inventive nature.

Summary

Full Moon August 2018 at 3°12′ Pisces aligns with two fortunate and powerful fixed stars. The spiritual influence of these stars is ideal for developing your occults skills in astrology or Tarot. These stars are also good for making money and finding success in large companies. But some secret business could cause difficulties that postpone your success.

The five harmonious blue aspects are all under one degree orb so are  very strong. They create a Grand Trine and a Minor Grand Trine that together with the Sun opposite Moon form a Kite aspect pattern. This makes the full moon so good for improving yourself, your relationships and your life in general. You can make creative changes that improve your skills and develop your talents. Full moon August 2018 brings exciting opportunities for success that can increase your wealth and bring a greater sense of security and stability.

If the Full Moon August 2018 astrology chart 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.

Previous Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse 11 August 2018
Next Moon Phase: New Moon 9 September 2018

Full Moon August 2018 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles – August 26, 4:56 am
  • New York – August 26, 7:56 am
  • London – August 26, 12:56 pm
  • Delhi – August 26, 5:26 pm
  • Sydney – August 26, 9:56 pm
References
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.165-167, 200.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.110.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.78.
  4. Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.166-170
  5. Major Configurations, Elida Marchisone, 1995

25 thoughts on “Full Moon 26 August 2018 – Flying High

  1. Love your forecasts, natal moon at 6 degrees, new moon feb 26,1960, waiting to see significance

  2. It seems to be a very fortunate full moon after so many tough ones, I wonder, as it will be square my sun sign in sagittarius (1 degree orb), would it still have the same positive connotation or that could change entirely?

    • Hi Marco. I wrote about this in your monthly horoscope: The August 26 full moon extends your challenging Sun transit to the September 9 new moon. But this is an extremely fortunate full moon that makes it easy to improve your skills and develop your talents. It brings exciting opportunities for personal and professional success that improves your sense of security and stability.

  3. Thank you for your overview. It is helpful. This fullmoon will be conj my natal Mars (tr Sun conj Mars). I hope, I can handle my emotions.

    PS “At 03 ♓ 12 the August 11 full moon…” it is meant 26, I believe?

  4. Thanks a lot for the article, Jamie! My natal Moon is at 3° Pisces, so I guess, it will affect me directly? Can it bring a new partnership if my natal Moon is in the 7th house?

  5. Hi Jamie,
    The full moon sits on my SN-Chiron midpoint in my 7th house. I’ve been going through emotional hell in general and specifically with my current relationship. We met recently right before the. Urgent meeting hey retrograde. It feels like and ending and with a new outlook to the future. Transiting Neptune has been squaring my Sun during this time as well and now that it’s passed I am seeing things in a much more sobering light.
    Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks,
    Brian

    • Hi Brian, I think you have a good handle on things. It can take a while to get back to normal after a difficult Neptune transit. It was about one year before I recovered from Neptune opposite my Mars. That really took a lot of energy out of me

  6. Full moon is conjunct natal chiron retro in my 2nd house which opposes pluto 8th- ive struggled financially so much lately..i have to turn it around…will this moon improve things?

    • Full Moon conjunct my natal Chiron Rx exactly too….& SN 3 degrees away. Miraculous healing please..thanks in advance, Archangel Gabriel….

    • That is a really good keyword for this full moon: “Turn it around” The aspect orbs in the Kite configuration are really small so it will definitely make it easy to improve things.

  7. Hi Jamie, further to the 11 august eclipse which touched my pre-natal solar eclipse, the full moon on 26 August is falling almost exactly over my pre natal lunar eclipse (2.56 Piscis). Curiously my natal moon is at 2.32 in Aries ….making an opposition to Saturn (not great)so I guess the opposition was also applying at the time of the pre-natal lunar eclipse:(
    My pre-natal lunar eclipse makes a wide oposition to my sun and mercury (4.55 and 6.34 Virgo), it also makes an aspect to my Venus (19.12 Cancer) and Mars (29.16 Libra)…

    I also guess that “the Moon conjunct Sadalmelik gives prominence in occult matters, success in large companies, and is favorable for gain. [1] Even though this star in general can portend danger and cause persecution, the favorable aspects to Saturn and Uranus make sure of the most positive manifestation.′” applies due to the orb 1.40 of Sadaknelik but not sure how to take this…if a pre-natal lunar eclipse has an impact for the whole of your life and the degree is touched again and makes it more powerful … what I should expect?

    Fomalhaut also applies to my pre natal lunar eclipse and your description seems confusing ” Then Robson said the Moon conjunct Fomalhaut brings secret business causing much trouble and enmity, but eventual gain after many difficulties. [1] In general, Fomalhaut is very fortunate and powerful yet can cause malevolence of sublime scope and character, and change from a material to a spiritual form of expression [1] Ebertin said “this star is of quite variable effect, either very good or very bad, depending on the overall cosmic structure. Tied up with either Sun or Moon, the influence of Fomalhaut is said to be quite marked.” [3]”.

    If Saturn was making an opposition at the time of my pre-natal unar eclipse would that mean that the good and furtunate qualities were supressed?

    Then the grand trine….which to me sounds like trouble (everytime Uranus and Saturn are around things go wrong) and the spine of the kite sounds like I will need to deal alone with something painful and the sum opposite moon sounds like if someone will play dirty to get something ….this full monn does not sounds great to me …hopefully the minor grand trine sounds more positive ….but I have the feeling that the full moon will bring pain and stress to my life …How this play if my birthday is in a scope of 5 days before or after the full moon ?

    By the way if I think about me and the fact that my pre-natal lunar eclipse “aligns with two fortunate and powerful fixed stars” I must say that this applies ” ideal for developing your occults skills in astrology or Tarot”. As for “These stars are also good for making money and finding success in large companies. But some secret business could cause difficulties that postpone your success.” not sure ….I have worked for large companies in the past but I am not convince that the second part of “secret business..” applies …in any case would this mean that my whole life will be marked by this not so good outcome of “diffculties that postpone success”?

    As you see, once again your thought-provoking post made me think a lot. Thank you!
    Hope you will have the chance to share your thoughts about this 🙂 as I am really intrigued as to how the full moon will affect my solar return. I need to see things moving forward and not feeling that things always create difficulties to reach success..

    • By the way I have Proserpina at 1.17 scorpio so this full moon is making a trine like my pre-natal unar eclipse made at the time…still learning about Proserpina

    • Hi Meli. With Saturn opposite your pre natal lunar eclipse it probably will effect how Fomalhaut manifests. I would not use the word suppress though. It would means you would be tested in order to perfect certain skills so you can bring out your best. Saturn does not stop things it just makes you strive harder and you do get there eventually if you keep at it. Saturn rewards hard work.

      • Thank you Jamie!! I will then keep at it.
        By the way, if Venus is making a square to Pluto on 26 August how this plays when it comes to the full moon. I was wondering why you wrote a separate post about this aspect but you do not mention it in this post. Are the aspect mentioned on this post stronger than the square?

  8. I don’t understand the orientation of your Grand Kite Chart. It’s not possible for the sun to transit the 6th house at 7:56am EST. Help me understand.

    • Hi Darryn. This is a 0 Aries chart. I always use this type of chart for moon phases. So it is not oriented to the horizon and Houses do not apply.

  9. It’s 7:30 am on the West Coast and my body feels electric, especially my forearms. Like it was at the last Solar eclipse.

  10. my mother passed away on this full moon conjunct her natal moon she was born 6 22 32 10:58pm

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