August 2023 has not one but two full moons, which means this will be a month of abundance and manifestation! The intentions you set at the last new moon will be manifesting quickly now, as will any you set this month. 

The full moon in Aquarius on August 1st will show us where we are with our soul’s calling. Then, the new moon in Leo on August 16th will help us manifest the confidence we need to go for it. Lastly, the full moon in Pisces on the 31st will wrap up the month with another call to tap into our spiritual side. With two highly spiritual full moons bookending a confidence-boosting new moon…August 2023 is sure to be an exciting time to be alive. Read on for your crystal and affirmations guide to navigating the month of August this year.

Aug 2023 Moons Jenny Shanks

August 2023 Full Moon Insights

August 1st kicks off the month with our first full moon in Aquarius. A powerfully spiritual sign, Aquarius asks us to consider our humanity and our mission here on the physical plane. How can we use our tangible abilities to benefit the spiritual realms? 

In particular, Aquarius leads us to humanitarian pursuits, perhaps charity work, social justice efforts, or even revolutions (in some cases). If you (or those around you) seem to be edgy and ready to make a change, the Aquarius full moon could be exerting its influence. 

This is a great time to release any baggage around letting your voice be heard and why you came to Earth. It’s a very social energy, so connecting with others right now might be just the thing to do, but be mindful of any potential conflicts if emotions are running high. Get your social time in, but don’t forget to rest and recharge if you’ve got a lot of intense feelings coming up. Release anything keeping you from living your soul’s calling. 

August 2023 Full Moon Crystal

Crystal: Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that resonates with the crown chakra and the third eye. During the full moon in Aquarius, use an amethyst to soothe any intense mental or emotional activity. 

The energies might be running high right now, so wearing some amethyst jewelry or keeping some under your pillow at night might help bring some peace and calm into your psyche during this supercharged time.

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Aquarius Full Moon Affirmations

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August 2023 New Moon Insights

On August 16th, Aquarius’ opposite sign Leo will swing into the sky for the new moon, bringing us an energy of decision making and leadership. This is a great time to set intentions for confidence, poise, and self-expression, including any projects, relationships, or goals you want to initiate. 

Whew, Leo can come across as overbearing sometimes, so if you’re noticing this energy in yourself or others now, try to breathe through it and channel that energy to start a new endeavor. Perhaps you want to embark on a new area of self-discovery or launch a creative pursuit. Leo can help you understand yourself on a deeper level and then boldly choose to go for it. 

August 2023 New Moon Crystal

Crystal: Carnelian

Carnelian is a wonderful stone for assertiveness, creativity, and emotional strength. It resonates with the root and sacral chakras, so it’s a great stone for the energy of grounded creation. 

You can use carnelian during the new moon in Leo to bolster your resolve to take that first step–no matter what you’re feeling called to do. Keep one in your pocket or use it in a crystal grid for a powerful manifesting tool. If you plant the seed now, you can watch it grow over the next few weeks before the last full moon in August. 

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Leo New Moon Affirmations

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August 2023 Blue Full Moon (Second Full Moon in August)

August 2023 has a bonus full moon in Pisces on the 31st. Pisces is a beautifully spiritual sign, filled with compassionate service and a sense of Higher Self. Notice where you’re feeling particularly sensitive right now, especially when it comes to spiritual things. You might also be guided toward a healing path or manifesting your life’s missions at the moment. Now is not a time to force it; just observe and release any sticky issues regarding your soul’s purpose right now. 

If you’re feeling particularly emotional, take some time out to allow your inner mystic to shine through. What is your spirit whispering to you? The messages you receive now are important, so allow yourself to breathe and meditate as they come through! 

August 2023 Blue Full Moon Crystal​

Crystal: Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a watery, cleansing stone just right for the full moon in Pisces. Both are watery energies, as Pisces is the sign of the fish and aquamarine represents the ocean. 

Allow a beautiful piece of aquamarine (it makes wonderful jewelry!) to support you right now in living your truth and expressing your emotions. It can help you be your best self as you navigate the Pisces full moon.

Pisces Full Moon Affirmations

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Keep In Mind

What a month! August 2023 is a powerful one, but these crystals and affirmations can help you navigate it with ease. The mission of Jenny Shanks, LLC is to inspire and support the human spirit through connection and education. We will share light, love, and hope to all we encounter in the human world and in the spirit world.

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