- two full moons in a given calendar month
- third out of the four full moons occurring between two solstice
The August full moon is also the time to "preserve what you have".
The full moon completes the cycle representing change, or tying up of loose ends. It symbolizes the end chapter, shedding light on the things that we no longer need to hold on, discharging of physical and emotional pain.
It can be taken as a time for purging rituals, as the light of the moon illuminates those things that are interfering with our spiritual growth and advancement. Doing healing rituals, finishing projects, coming into acceptance.
As we let go, we have space for creating. Setting intentions, writing down goals, feeling a sense of fullness and abundance. Knowing within that as moon starts to wane our obstructions will also clear.
A time for reflection, contemplation, and gratitude for what is in our lives, how we have lived our life.
"The gratitude is not a river moving from somewhere to somewhere, but is the ocean moving within itself. As the full moon rises and sets, tears of gratitude arise and repose into the vastness of the self"
~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar~