How wonderful is a Full Moon?

Every time a Full Moon arises, we are in awe, thinking of the power of Full Moons, and how strong their influence is to help us make important changes in our lives.

This year has already been tremendously important for all those who firmly believe that planets (especially the Moon) exert a powerful influence over our energetic field and our lives.

This year has already brought us some of the most incredible Full Moons and even a string of three Supermoons (The first Supermoon of the year occurred on March 8th and was called the Crow Moon (or Worm Moon). The second Supermoon of the year was the Pink Moon and occurred on April 7th. The third and last of the three powerful Supermoons of this year has been the recent Full Flower Moon, the Moon that makes your life blossom).

This new Full Moon, also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, will be no exception. It will be as bright as some of the previous Super Full Moons, but its power is going to bring tons of positive energies into our lives. This Moon is associated with the element of Fire and Intense New Energy. This moon is also known as the Full Red Moon because of the heat that makes the moon appear red and hazy.

Why is this Full Moon called the Sturgeon Moon?

Every Moon has a name, which comes from the names that the old Algonquin tribes who lived in America were used to give to each Moon.


In the words of Space:

Full moon names date back to Native Americans living in what is now the northern and eastern United States. Those tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.

There were some variations in the moon names, but, in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England on the west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names. Since the lunar ("synodic") month is roughly 29.5 days in length on average, the dates of the full moon shift from year to year.


August’s full moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.

The Moon has always a profound connection with the natural cycles of life.

The Sturgeon Moon reflects the cycle of life and of survival to the highs and lows of our existence on earth.

The sturgeon is a tough fish that can live up to 140 years. In his long life, this fish can endure difficult times and work it out, thus becoming stronger year by year.

It’s the same with us.

The Sturgeon Moon is here to show us that we are stronger than we think. The majority of us survived last month and we will make it through the coming months this year.

This Moon is bringing encouragement as so many of us have recently endured difficulties of any kind, and we need to be now stronger than ever.

This Full Moon’s message is all about survival and renewal of energies. If there are still obstacles along your path, you are now fully aware of your potential. Nothing can now stop you from solving your problems.

This Full Moon is going to fill us with energy, making us ready to take a step further in the right direction. Use the energy of the Sturgeon Moon to establish new connections with like-minded people, and begin to let go of those who are just wasting your time. Look for people who share the same interests as you. Even if an old friend of yours is still in touch with you but every time you speak with her/him you feel you are now distant from each other, just quit.

Don’t waste your time and energy in trying to make things right at any cost.

Bless everyone who has walked along with you for some time, but if you think that now the time has come for something or someone new, embrace change!

Here below we have listed the most significant moon phases and their effects on our overall mood and our actions.

When the Sturgeon Full Moon comes, you’ll notice the patterns and connections between the lunar cycle and your feelings.


New Moon

The moon
Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič / Unsplash

The new moon is the beginning phase of the lunar cycle when seeds are planted and intentions are set.

The new moon carries fresh energy with it and may give us a boost on our search for clarity of purpose within ourselves.


First Quarter

The First Quarter is often referred to as the ‘waxing moon’.

By this time, the visible portion of the moon has grown greatly. The Moon’s light is becoming brighter. The first quarter moon is a time when we become eager to take action because we can literally feel the high energy level in the air.

This is one of the best times of the year to tap into the ‘here and now’ and accomplish things.


Full Moon

The Full Moon always carries with it an exciting moment. The light-filled moon, fully in her mighty power, is potent. It looks just spectacular. The lunar energy has heightened even more than in the first quarter and is now in full force.

The full moon always brings a time of completion or manifestation. Our emotions are heightened during the Full Moon. Our feelings are stronger, more action-focused, and everything seems to work at a faster pace. Our creative energies are heightened at the Full Moon.


Third Quarter

The moon is now waning. Her light reached its peak and is dimming. The waning moon is a time of release. It is a transition moment. The waning moon is not as powerful as the Full Moon, nor is it a carrier of fresh energies like the New Moon. During the Third Quarter, we are prone to becoming more sensitive and aware of endings. Our energy is moving inward again, towards the more yin and feminine time of the dark moon.

The third quarter moon is more reflecting and releasing in nature, so try to honor the natural rhythms of life and go with the flow.

Waning Crescent

The waning crescent moon is a beautiful time to bring closure and endings. It is quite common to feel a bit tired or even exhausted by recent trials we have endured. It is also the right time for releasing both emotional and physical energies that have caused us to suffer, or have simply bothered us. You can use this time for cleansing your spirit, and even for doing some homework like decluttering the whole house.

The waning crescent moon, also called the ‘dark moon’ gives us more room for inner search, for yoga, and for all the kind of activities that bring a sense of rejuvenation into our lives. It is time to prepare for a rebirth, a new bloom, and a new and brighter attitude towards life. True happiness is now just a few steps ahead of us!

Enjoy this Full Red Moon!

References: almanac, cherokeebillie