Tonight, August 3 will bring with it a full moon in Aquarius.
Much like the Strawberry Moon or the Pink Moon, the Sturgeon Full Moon draws its name from similar inspiration. These names come from happening or landscapes in the Northern Hemisphere. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, "Sturgeon" relates to a type of fish and is named as such because "the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of [Northern Hemisphere] summer." But this moon has also been known as the Green Corn Moon because it meant that corn was nearly ready to be harvested.
So, what exactly will this full moon offer us? In addition to bringing out our wild side, full moons give us a time of clarity and illumination. A full moon is the moon at its peak, and it can have the affect of heightening our hearts and minds. A time for beginnings and ends, full moons help secrets come to the surface and give us an opportunity for change.
This particular full moon reaches its peak in the somewhat idiosyncratic sign of Aquarius. If you have an Aquarius in your life, you'll know that these air signs can be temperamental, analytical, humanitarian, empathetic and a little eccentric. An it is these qualities and "vibes" that we can expect from this particular full moon. Expect to have a heightened sense of empathy and humanitarian spirit, a handy quality to have during this challenging time.
Likewise, be ready for secrets and surprises. Aquarius' eccentric and capricious energy is amplified by Uranus in Taurus which is squaring off against the sun. Since Uranus is a planet of chaos and one generally known for bring surprises, you'll need to be ready to expect the unexpected around this full moon.
But also remember that full moons yield times of balance and reflection, so even though we might see a few eccentricities, really, this full moon will be a nice reprieve from the drama of the rambunctious Leo Season.
To catch the full moon at its peak, you'll have to be a night owl. It's set to be its fullest at 1:58am August 4. But you'll get a beautiful view of it tonight as it rises in the sky at sunset between 5pm and 6pm AEST.