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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

August 15 Full Sturgeon Moon: Everything You Need to Know!

Hello everyone! I have a quick but super important message for you before sharing my August 15 full Sturgeon Moon forecast

My reading availability hours from now through late -September are significantly reduced - I must focus much of my time and attention on an exciting (astrology related) project! I will have much more news on this project to share with you all in a few months.

Please schedule your readings with me in advance to secure your reading time. If you have a pressing matter and need to schedule a reading outside my limited schedule for the next month -- please send me an email at and I will do my best to accommodate your needs! It is important to me to remain accessible and available to you during this time.

Energy Forecast: August 15 Full Sturgeon Moon

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the “Sturgeon Moon” was named by Native American tribes in the Great Lakes area. It is called this because they knew that the sturgeon were high in numbers and most easily caught during this August full Moon time period. This August Moon has also been dubbed the “Full Green Corn Moon,” since the silky green stalks of corn were ready for harvest. I love the symbolism and deep connection the Native Americans have with the phases of the Moon and its relationship to the rhythms of life on earth.

Dhanishta nakshatra also has deep roots in the connection to the cycles of life and nature, and this lunar mansion is symbolized by the musical drum, a drum similar to the one used by Native Americans. See the section below for a lot more valuable information about Dhanishta nakshatra.

If you are Capricorn rising, this is your one and only full Moon in your sign during 2019. Be sure to use this window in time to complete something very personal so that new beginnings can form.

Regardless of your rising sign, there will be an underlying energy for all associated with this new Moon in the earth sign of Capricorn connected to:

▪ Practicality

▪ Structure

▪ Career

▪ Determination

▪ Ambition

▪ Recognition from hard work

Venus in Cancer, opposite the full Moon in Capricorn, is the planet most strongly influencing the Moon during its peak.

If your rising sign is between 24-30 degrees of Capricorn this full Moon will have special meaning for you!

Schedule a reading with Pamela to find out how this new Moon and other planetary movements will influence you through the end of the year!

For all other rising signs, the house that Capricorn represents in your birth chart does connect to a very specific area of your life. Don't miss your horoscope with all the details.

New Moon in Dhanishtha Nakshatra

Dhanishta : The Star of Fame and Wealth Star: The four stars within Delphinius Symbol: A musical drum Deity: The Vasus Energy: The shakti/power of move-ability and changeability

The lunar mansion of Dhanishta imparts a moveable and changeable energy that supports the changeable nature needed for endings during this full Moon.

This earth-bound full Moon in Capricorn is practical and yet sometimes ambitious, although the undercurrent of Dhanishta nakshatra gives a unique and creative quality to the full Moon day.

Moving to the energy of the drumbeat from within Dhanishta can often find you dancing to the beat of someone else's sure to check in with your own personal needs and maybe identify a behavior and set intentions for an ending (full Moon) that may have been developed in early childhood as a result of the drum of another. Listen for the beat pf your own drum and dance joyfully to that measure! Let the Vasus guide you to your true nature.

Dhanishta nakshatra energy supports:

▪ Connecting to the rhythm of nature * Music, dance and celebration * Creative activities * Money matters * Spiritual rituals such as shamanic journeys, drum circles, etc.. * Meditation and Yoga * Beginning new studies

Check out what area of your life is lit up by the August 15 Full Moon! It is best to read the horoscope for your Vedic/sidereal rising sign, but you can also read the forecast for your sidereal Sun and/or Moon, too.

Full Moon Intention

Today I choose to close a chapter in my life, literally or metaphorically.This closure will open new pathways for me; spiritually, physically and emotionally. I hear the beating of the drum in support of my transformation.

Full Moon Ritual Timing

Full Moon Phase (Poornima) begins: August 14 @ 3:15am PDT.

Full Moon Phase (Poornima) ends: August 15 @ 5:28am PDT.

BEST TIMING FOR ENDINGS: 8/15 @ 5:29am PDT through 8/16 @ 7:50am. Timing especially good for endings 8/15 @ 10:25pm through 8/16 @7:50am.

Sidereal Forecasts

This is just a reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles -- my forecasts are created using the sidereal zodiac calculations. Your rising sign, and other planets in the birth chart will shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope.

You can order your Vedic birth chart and planetary periods (via email/PDF) here if you do not know your Vedic rising, Sun or Moon signs.

Thank you so much for reading my full Moon forecast and have a wonderful full Sturgeon Moon!

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