Findyourfate . 15 Feb 2023 . 10 mins read
The Moon is one of the luminary and it rules our emotions and feelings while the Sun is the other luminary that stands for our personality and how we interact with others. The entire lunar cycle and more particularly the New Moon and the Full Moon stand to affect our mental well being and our love relationships. The Moon rules over female energy and affects fertility. Much like the waxing and the waning of the Moon, our emotions and moods here on planet earth also change.
The Full Moon
On a Full Moon day, the Moon is behind the earth with respect to the Sun and we get to see the illuminated side of the Moon. While a New Moon is all about new beginnings, the Full Moon is always of intense energy, a time for change and climax. The Full Moon stands to affect intensely us human beings on planet earth. On a Full Moon, the entire disc of the Moon would be visible to us if the night sky is cloud-free.
The Full Moons in 2023 are listed below:
The full Moon in January would be on the 6th at 6:08 p.m. EST or 11:08 p.m. UTC and this would be the first Full Moon in 2023. This is also called as the Wolf Moon simply because hungry wolves used to roam the Northern hemisphere during the cold winters days of January. This Full Moon is also called as Old Moon or the Moon after Yule.
With the Moon in Cancer, this Full Moon would be all about our emotions. Our inner soul would be awakened to its senses. This Moon emphasizes arouses our sub conscious and major life altering changes would be taken, not by our brains but by our hearts around this day. The Full Moon attracts us more towards families and friends when all sorts of nurturing and caring would be highlighted. Use this Full Moon to understand your inner self quite fully and to follow your intuition.
The Full Moon in February occurs on the 5th at 1:29 p.m. EST or 6:29 p.m. UTC. The Moon would be in the zodiac house of Leo. This is also called as the Snow Moon simply because, the northern hemisphere would be frigid cold with snow around this time every year. This Full Moon is also called as the Hunger Moon because the wild animals find it difficult to find food in the blazing cold clime.
As the Full Moon is found in the sign of Leo, we would be more generous and ambitious on this day. We might strive for attention and validation of our standing. Have adventure and fun for the day, but do not try to dominate others around resulting in unwanted rifts.
In March, the Full Moon will occur on a Tuesday on the 7th, at 7:40 a.m. EST or 12:40 p.m. UTC. It will be the full moon in the zodiac sign of Virgo. This full Moon is also known as the Worm Moon because around this time, the earthworms are said to wriggle out from their earthy abode once the winter edges on. This is also termed as the Crow Moon or the Sap Moon.
This full Moon in the sign of Virgo might make us a bit more critical and analytical of others, be cautious. However this is a good time to organize our life. We would be more health conscious and would aim for high perfection for the time around the Full Moon.
In April, the fourth Full Moon for 2023 occurs in the zodiac sign of Libra on the 6th which would be a Thursday at 12:34 a.m. EDT or 5:34 a.m. UTC. This Full Moon would also be called as the Pink Moon because in North America around this time spring emerges bringing with it bright pink flower blooms all around. This Full Moon is also termed as the Egg Moon or the Grass Moon.
The Moon is in the sign of Libra whose ruler is Venus, the God of beauty and love and hence there would be love and romance in the air. There would be a feeling of happiness and joy with respect to our partners. But then natives are advised to weigh the pros and cons of their relationships and to follow their gut instincts rather than resorting to impatient acts around the Full Moon day.
On the 5th of May, there would be a Full Moon at 1:34 p.m. EDT or 6:34 p.m. UTC and this would be a Friday to behold. This Full occurs in the zodiac sign of Scorpio and it would also be called as the Flower moon. Every year during the Full Moon in May, spring would bring forth flowers of all types and hence this name. This full Moon is also called as the Planting Moon when those in the Northern Hemisphere begin planting their seeds and plants, it is also known as the Milk Moon, for reasons unknown to the author though !
The zodiac sign of Scorpio is all about secrets, intense passions and energy and this Full Moon in Scorpio would take us to some uncomfortable situation wherein we might be exposed to some bad truths, hitherto kept from us. Listen to your intuition always, however we might be off from some negative energies around. This Full Moon we would focus more on our inner self, but then do not overdo the same.
The full Moon of June 2023 will also be known as the Strawberry Moon and will take place on June 3 at 11:42 p.m. EDT or June 4, 2023 at 4:42 a.m. UTC. The June full moon will be the full moon in the sign of Sagittarius. This Full Moon is named after the fruit of strawberry because this is a June -bearing fruit. This full Moon is also known as the Flower Moon or the Rose Moon.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius guides us in starting certain things and to become more assertive in life. Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius would make us more ambitious and would get things done for us in a positive way. Around this Full Moon there would be a need for more adventure , fun and freedom. Make good use of the positive vibes on this Full Moon day.
The Full Moon for July 2023 occurs on the 3rd at 7:39 a.m. EDT or 12:39 p.m. UTC which would be a Monday in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. This Full Moon is also termed as the Buck Moon because Buck or Male deer start growing their antlers every year around this time. This is also known as Thunder Moon or Hay Moon.
As the Moon transits through Capricorn, the Sun would be in the opposite sign of Cancer and hence there would be a clash of energy levels. This would bring about mixed emotions around. The Full moon in Capricorn would bring about stability, it being an earthy sign. Do trust your gut instincts always and keep working hard true to the spirit of the Capricorn goat.
In August, there would be two full Moons and the first one is due on the 1st of August at 2:31 p.m. EDT or 7:31 p.m. UTC. This would be a Super Moon. A Super Moon is when the Moon comes closest to the Earth in its elliptic orbit resulting in a larger than usual size of the Moon being visible from the earth.
The Full Moon is also known as the Sturgeon Moon, because the Sturgeon fish would be abundant around August in most of North America. The full Moon is also called as the Grain Moon or the Green Corn Moon.
The first super Moon of August occurs in the zodiac sign of Aquarius. This brings about radical energy to the fore. This would widen our thought process and we would be mentally stimulated around this day. This full Moon would set you free, however make sure that you give your relationships the due attention needed.
August 30, 2023 – Full Moon in Pisces- Blue Moon
There would be yet another Full Moon in August 2023 on the 30th :35 p.m. EDT or August 31, 2023 at 2:35 a.m. UTC. As this is the second full Moon for the month it is also called as a Blue Moon, a blue Moon is called so because a second Full Moon in a month happens very rarely. This full Moon would be found in the sign of Pisces and would be the biggest of all the Full Moon of 2023.
The Full Moon in the sign of Pisces is all about focus on the spiritual aspect of our lives wherein we yearn for calmness and serenity around. Around this time, the Sun would be in Virgo which demands for perfection. Hence the Full Moon would bring about a good balance between the strive for perfection and remaining calm despite the chaos around.
In September, the Full Moon would be on the 29th at 5:57 AM EDT or 10:57 AM UTC which would be a Friday. This Full Moon occurs in the zodiac house of Aries and would be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. This is also called as the Harvest Moon as this occurs around the harvest season in North America. This is also called as the Fruit Moon, may be when the fruit-trees start yielding, and that’s a guess!!
The zodiac signs get more fiery, impulsive and impatient around this Full Moon day thanks to the position of Moon in Aries. We are advised not to take hasty decisions, instead to stay cool and composed for the day. With the Sun in Libra there would be a balancing energy around that compensates for the intense energy levels. Do not rush on things for the day.
In October 2023, the Full Moon happens on the 28th at 4:24 p.m. EDT or 9:24 p.m. UTC which s a Saturday. It is also called as the Hunter’s Moon because the hunting season would be at its peak in October. The full moon would be found in the sign of Taurus.
The Full Moon in the earthy sign of Taurus, brings about a stable grounding energy. The Sun would be in the sign of Scorpio, known for its intense energy and passion. The Full Moon encourages us not to be stubborn in our moves and embrace changes around in style, a good balance would be brought about between the Taurus steadiness and the intuitive Scorpion energy.
The Full Moon of November 2023 is on the 27th at 4:16 a.m. EST or 9:16 a.m. UTC. This would be a Full Moon in Gemini and is also called as the Beaver Moon. Around this time, it is said that Beavers would be busy preparing dams for the ensuing winter season and hence the name. This Full Moon is also called as the Frosty Moon, a period when frost sets in the Northern Hemisphere?.
With the Full Moon in the airy sign of Gemini, we would be urged to improve our social skills. There might be some uncertainty involved around. Do not enter into any relationships for now, instead focus on the already prevailing ones. The Sun would be in the fiery sign of Sagittarius now and it brings with it the energy of fun and adventure. Use this Full Moon day to think about your future and make plans for it, however refrain from any major impulsive decisions for the day.
In December, the Full Moon will occur on the 26th which would be a Tuesday at 7:33 p.m. EST or December 27, 2023 at 12:33 a.m. UTC. This would be the last Full Moon for the year and takes place in the zodiac house of Cancer. Actually the year 2023 also started with a Full Moon in Cancer. This is also called as the Cold Moon as the winter days are much colder around this time of the year.
The Full Moon in Cancer would highlight our nurturing abilities wherein our emotions come into play. We would be motivated to stay more connected to family and friends around . A much needed energy during the cold festive season.
Note: EST- Eastern Standard Time or New York Time
UTC- Coordinated Universal Time