Understanding Full Moons
Our lunar months reach a climax at the time of the Full Moon, two weeks after the New Moon. It’s hard to miss a Full Moon unless it’s very overcast, and even if we can’t see a Full Moon, many people experience more heightened sensations in their bodies, minds, emotions and energies.
The Climax of Your Lunar Month
Full Moons help us see what is coming to fruition – in our thoughts, wishes, health, energy, core needs and in our love relationships, soul desires and deepest success cravings. The ‘seeds planted’ at the New Moon are now shooting up for us to see. What is culminating? Do we like what’s going on? Full Moons help us see the next steps to take and adjust our perspectives, intentions and actions.
Can a Full Moon be an Eclipse or Supermoon?
Yes. An Eclipse at a Full Moon is called a Lunar Eclipse. Eclipses and Supermoons increase the intensity of Full Moons they happen with. (See table below for dates.)
When a Full Moon is also a Supermoon it looks larger than the average-sized Full Moons through the year and has greater effects on the tides and also on the ‘tides’ of waters/fluids in our bodies, including our blood serum, lymphatic fluids, cerebrospinal fluids (brain & spinal column) and the cytoplasm of every cell within our being.
Your Star Sign’s Once-a-Year Full Moon
Every star sign gets one special Full Moon a year. This happens because there are 12 zodiac signs and at least 12 (sometimes 13) full moons every year (generally one per month). Let’s say you’re an Aries, once-a-year there’s a Full Moon in Aries, which has special messages from the soul for Aries. The once-a-year full moons actually have very individual messages, depending on where the full moon sits in a person’s birth chart, which is why I created ‘Your Annual Full Moon Oracle MP3’. For more information, check out Your Annual Full Moon Oracle MP3.
To find the month of your star sign’s annual Full Moon, check out this table.
|*2 Jan 18||Cancer||Water|
|**31 Jan/1 Feb 18||Leo||Fire|
|2 Mar 18||Virgo||Earth|
|31 Mar 18||Libra||Air|
|30 Apr 18||Scorpio||Water|
|30 May 18||Sagittarius||Fire|
|28 Jun 18||Capricorn||Earth|
|28 Jul 18||Aquarius||Air|
|26 Aug 18||Pisces||Water|
|25 Sep 18||Aries||Fire|
|25 Oct 18||Taurus||Earth|
|23 Nov 18||Gemini||Air|
|*23 Dec 18||Cancer||Water|
*NB: There are two Cancer Full Moons in 2018, one on 2 Jan and the other on 23 Dec. This is because 2018 is one of those years when there are 13 Full Moons, not 12.
**NB: The Full Moon on 31 January reaches exactitude just after midnight AEDT, so really it’s on 1 Feb, but it will be getting special attention around midnight on the 31st at many places in Australia because it’s a Total Lunar Eclipse that begins on the 31st and finishes on the 1st. See here for full details of viewing times.
Detailed Full Moon List 2018
Look in this list for your star sign to find your annual Full Moon
Check if a Full Moon is also a Supermoon and/or Eclipse
|2 Jan 18||Cancer||11 Cn 37||1.24pm AEDT||02.24||Yes||-||Water|
|*31 Jan/ 1 Feb 18||Leo||11 Le 37||00.27am AEDT||13.27 (31st)||Yes||Total Lunar||Fire|
|2 Mar 18||Virgo||11 Vi 23||11.51am AEDT||00.51||-||-||Earth|
|31 Mar 18||Libra||10 Li 44||11.37pm AEDT||12.37||-||-||Air|
|30 Apr 18||Scorpio||09 Sc 38||10.58am AEST||00.58||-||-||Water|
|30 May 18||Sagittarius||08 Sg 10||00.19am AEST||14.19 (29th)||-||-||Fire|
|28 Jun 18||Capricorn||06 Cp 28||02.53pm AEST||04.53||-||-||Earth|
|28 Jul 18||Aquarius||04 Aq 44||06.20am AEST||20.20 (27th)||-||Total Lunar||Air|
|26 Aug 18||Pisces||03 Pi 12||09.56pm AEST||11.56||-||-||Water|
|25 Sep 18||Aries||01 Ar 59||12.52pm AEST||02.52||-||-||Fire|
|25 Oct 18||Taurus||01 Ta 13||02.45am AEDT||15.45 (24th)||-||-||Earth|
|23 Nov 18||Gemini||00 Ge 52||03.39pm AEDT||04.39||-||-||Air|
|23 Dec 18||Cancer||00 Cn 49||03.48am AEDT||16.48||-||-||Water|
*NB: This standout Full Moon of 2018 is also a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse visible in many places in Australia around midnight on the 31st with exactitude early a.m. on 1 Feb. Here’s the viewing times, which you can adjust for wherever you will be in the world.
- AEDT = Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (e.g. Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart)
- AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time (e.g. Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart)
- UTC = Coordinated Universal Time (add or subtract the number of hours your own timezone is from UTC. For example, to get Melbourne time add 10 hours to UTC, or 11 hours during daylight savings.)