How the last Super Moon of 2022 on August 11th will affect you astrologically


On Thursday, 11.8, the full moon in Aquarius, colloquially known as the sturgeon supermoon (more on that below), will appear in the sky making it the last so-called supermoon of 2022. As a reminder, new moons are when we plant and plan, while we’re at full moon harvest, the energy culminates and we learn new and unexpected things. When the moon is full, it will be halfway through its lunar cycle and its brightest for that cycle. But where can you see the full moon tonight – and what does this particular moon mean (astrologically)? How will it affect you?

In the English language we often speak of light bringing new information and insights. The moon is one of two lights in the sky (the other being the sun) and when it’s at its brightest it often alerts us to things we hadn’t noticed before. It literally allows us to see more at night; the mystery of the night is illuminated and we can see through the darkness. When we see that darkness, the parts of ourselves that we don’t want to see, we can let them go. Perhaps that is why we speak of the full moon as a time of letting go, letting go and saying goodbye.

How Does the Aquarius Full Moon Affect You?

Archetypically, an Aquarius full moon is not an easy time. Here’s why: Aquarius looks at the big picture from a thousand feet up and can see the patterns and understand how it all fits together. Aquarians are known for their vision, idealism, and individuality. The Moon, on the other hand, rules Cancer and is very emotional, changeable, concerned about its inner world and easily absorbs the energies of other planetary bodies.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, we can feel somewhat detached from emotions and have a desire to withdraw from them. Therefore, a full moon in Aquarius is a time when we may be confronted with our desire to figure everything out using logic. We can be frustrated on an Aquarius full moon, wanting answers and not fully letting go of our frustration.

When Can You See the August Super Moon?

According to, this month’s full moon — the last super moon of the year — comes on Thursday, August 11, 2022, and will be visible around 9:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, also known as Eastern Standard Time). On the west coast, it is visible at 6:36 p.m. for those living in a Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) zone

Why is it sometimes referred to as the “Sturgeon Supermoon”?

As I mentioned in my last Supermoon article, the words “super” and “sturgeon” (and similar expressions) are not astrological terms. “Super” is more like an astronomical prefix and refers to the size of the full moon in the sky. The “Sturgeon Supermoon,” on the other hand, was historically the time of year when “giant sturgeons from the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were caught most easily this half of the summer,” according to the source Peasant Almanacwhich lists other alternative names by which this moon was historically known in some indigenous communities, such as the Algonquin term “Corn Moon” and the Cree term “Flying Up Moon”.

What Happens to the Planets in August 2022?

We are in the midst of the lunar cycle that began with the Leo new moon as Aquarius confronts Leo. At the focal point of the T-square we have the North Node (a celestial point related to our soul’s purpose), Uranus (planet of inspiration and rebellion), and Mars (the planet of will and action). Uranus and Mars are both in Taurus, urging us to take inspired, slow action regarding our need for security and stability, and more specifically our finances. They are squaring the Moon, our inner emotional life, and conjunct Saturn, the planet of discipline and responsibility. When Saturn conjuncts the Moon, we can feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. This aspect might spur you into action, but I think it’s more likely to be an overwhelming full moon. Whatever situation you are dealing with, cold Aquarian logic or Taurus common sense will not resolve it. And since the Sun is still in Leo opposite the Moon and Saturn, be careful not to admit when you’re wrong—or other people are.

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