Full Moon August 15, 2019 – Star-Crossed Lovers

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Full Moon August 2019 AstrologyThe full moon on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 22° Aquarius is opposite Venus. While your need for love and affection grows stronger, any underlying relationship tension is likely to worsen, increasing stress levels and causing drama.

The August 2019 full moon also brings the potential for anger, jealousy, intimidation, and impulsive actions. You may already be experiencing stress, anxiety and unexpected changes in your love life from the July 31 new moon. This highlights the need for patience, understanding, and unconditional love over the coming two weeks.

Full Moon Meaning

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 reach their peak at a full moon. So use your 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.

Full Moon August 2019 Astrology

The August 15 full moon at 22°24′ Aquarius is most affected by Venus, the planet of love. The chart below shows the full moon is opposite Venus by only 0°20′ orb which is very strong. While Venus has a soft, loving influence, the opposition makes this a challenging moon phase.

Mars adds some anger to the love story while Pluto gives this full moon a darker theme involving control and power imbalances of a karmic nature. The full moon is in a fortunate area of the sky for fixed stars. However, a stronger influence comes from more destructive stars joining the Sun, Venus, and Mars.

Full Moon August 2019 Astrology

Full Moon August 2019 Astrology

Full Moon Opposite Venus

Sun conjunct Venus focuses attention on your love life, creativity, and finances. On its own, this is a peaceful, harmonious, affectionate, and sociable influence, a good omen for friendship and romance. But the polarity created by the full moon can bring relationship tension and financial pressures.

Moon opposite Venus increases your need for love and affection regardless of the consequences. If single, you may be tempted to lower your standards just to avoid loneliness. You may miss character flaws in potential partners that are obvious to others. And you may not cope well if you don’t receive true love in return.

If you have a partner, friction may arise due to different moods or needs. In a troubled relationship, this could increase the risk of conflict and crises. But in a healthy relationship, this full moon would more likely expose any simmering relationships tensions so they can be successfully resolved.

If your emotional needs are not fulfilled through human contact, there is potential for substitution through sweet foods, retail therapy, or substance abuse. This may be fine in moderation but problematic for your credit rating, waistline, and emotional well being. Some time alone may be needed to work on your own self-love and self-acceptance.

Mars and Pluto

Moon opposite Mars can make you moody and short-tempered. Anger and a tendency to act without thinking increase the risk of minor irritations turning into arguments or fights. Intimate relationships may suffer from impulsive actions and aggressive instincts.

Channeling your energy toward hard work and competition will help avoid hostilities. You can chase your own passionate desires but will have a better chance of success by compromising and considering the needs of others.

Sun quincunx Pluto can cause a mini-crisis or threat that represents a turning point in your life. Pressure can build to an intense level and cause neurotic, obsessive or destructive behavior. An event or person may trigger this tipping point by taking away your personal power.

In relationships, you might react by trying to control and manipulate the other person which would result in conflict and bruised egos. This is an evolutionary process with karmic causes and implications. Compromise is needed as there are no yes or no answers only gray areas.

Venus quincunx Pluto brings complications and complexities in your friendships and love life like obsessions, possessiveness, jealousy or affairs. You may become involved with someone who is difficult to get along with but hard to get away from.

For karmic reasons, someone may come into your life, cause drama and then leave. Are you drawn to certain people just to fulfill some hidden emotional need? You could also form relationships with people who try to control you, invade your privacy and take away your freedom.

Full Moon August 2019 Astrology

Full Moon August 2019 [Stellarium]

Full Moon Stars

The Moon conjunct fixed star Nashira at 22 ♒ 04, “the fortunate one”, brings good news, a life full of change, and causes overcoming by evil, which is turned to success. It gives integrity, justice, knowledge of man, social popularity and political success.

The Sun and Venus conjunct fixed star Ras Elased Borealis at 21 ♌ 41 gives a bold, bombastic, cruel, heartless, brutish and destructive nature, but artistic appreciation and power of expression.

Mars conjunct fixed star Alphard at 27 ♌ 32 gives trouble and scandal through love affairs, attachment to a married person and danger of serious accidents.

Full Moon Uranus

Uranus stationed retrograde on August 11, just four days before the full moon, and it is still on the same degree of 06 ♉ 36. Interestingly, it was exactly conjunct asteroid Aphrodite, representing the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, passion, and sex.

Added to the love theme created by Venus opposite full moon August 2019, this suggests excitement and sudden changes in your love life caused by an increased need for stimulation. Unpredictable behavior caused by boredom with a partner could put a cherished relationship at risk.

A whirlwind romance or affair is possible through chance encounters or internet dating. Thrills can also be found through investing or shopping. However, impulsiveness can bring financial losses, not only financial windfalls.

Finally, Uranus conjunct fixed star Hamal at 07 ♉ 56 gives strong passions, love troubles, sensitivity, a sympathetic and easily influenced nature, and drink or detrimental habits.

Full Moon August 2019 Summary

The August 15 full moon opposite Venus brings your love life and finances into focus for the next two weeks. While your need for love and affection is strong, it is likely that differences between you and loved ones will cause tension and disagreement.

Difficult aspects from Mars and Pluto bring anger, jealousy, intimidation, and impulsive actions. Furthermore, challenging fixed stars with the Sun, Venus, and Mars brings the potential for cruelty, heartlessness, affairs, and scandal. So patience, understanding, and unconditional love are needed to overcome the “evil” influences faced by star-crossed lovers, to access the good fortune and success held within the star Nashira.

A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon. Like the August 15 full moon, the July 31 new moon brought stress, anxiety and the potential for unexpected changes to your love life and finances. An aggressive and impatience influence stressed the importance of being patient and cooperative during this challenging month. The August 15 full moon lasts for two weeks up to the August 30 new moon.

If the full moon 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 2019 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles – 15 August 5:29 am
  • New York – 15 August 8:29 am
  • London – 15 August 1:29 pm
  • Delhi – 15 August 5:59 pm
  • Sydney – 15 August 10:29 pm

16 thoughts on “Full Moon August 15, 2019 – Star-Crossed Lovers

  1. Thank you for this. My birthday falls on 15th August. This phrase resonates “Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships.”

  2. hey jamie alphard is not 21 ♌ 41 but it is at 27 ♌ 17 leo i think you have written this article in haste i guess

  3. Hi Jamie,

    Amazing post! Lot of food for thought. Am I wrong to be worried about this full moon?

    My MC and IC is at 22.12 (plus natal Pluto at 19.57).so on top of transiting Venus opposition it will also make a triple square and my North Node is at 20 degrees Leo… so it is making a conjunction with “The Sun and Venus conjunct fixed star Ras Elased Borealis at 21 ♌ 41 gives a bold, bombastic, cruel, heartless, brutish and destructive nature, but artistic appreciation and power of expression.”…. Not sure how to take this description with my North Node. To be honest I relate more with the description ” are said to indicate those with an appreciation for language and a power of expression” (even if for a couple of years I can’t feel that I have a power of expression).

    What also intrigues me is that my pre natal Solar Eclipse is at 18.17 leo and my post natal Solar Eclipse is at 16.01 and right now transiting Uranus is conjunct natal Pallas at 5.35 Taurus and natal Sedna retrograde at 6.39, which are conjunct Hamal according to your post, and makes a trine with natal mercury (at 6.35 Virgo) and Sun (at 4.58 Virgo). On top it makes a square with rising at 5.48 Leo. Not sure how transiting Aphrodite conjunct transiting Uranus can play here but not feeling something good if I take into account the “love theme of the moon “. Have you wrote something about Aphrodite?

    On top of this transiting Pluto is also making a square to MC and IC (plus natal Pluto at 19.57).

    Should I really not worry about this full moon ? …. Could Uranus act as an uexpected help due to the trine?

    • Today looking transiting Mars I have also realised that my North Node trines my MC (Aries) as well as my Vertex and Neptune (Sagittarius) so hopefully when Venus and the Sun will conjunct my North Node and Ras Elased Borealis this “triple” trine to my MC, Vertex and Neptune will be somehow stronger than all the squares and oppositions so it can mitigate whatever bad impact this full moon can have on my chart! ….I truly need a break from complicated transits.

  4. I didn’t mean your article sucks…I just wished for a better forecast, that’s all…

  5. Thank you – this really resonates! My natal venus is at 22°
    🙂 Happy Lion’s Gate 8/8/19.

  6. Shouldn’t the two stars at 23 degrees be taken into account? Especially Deneb Algedi: moon conjunct- “Great difficulties in everything, success after patient plodding but final loss of position. [1] Woody Allen 1°27′” One of the most vicious stars when conjunct the moon.

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