The Meaning of a Full Moon in Astrology

There is something magnetic about the Moon when it is full. As if she is whispering guidance of love and support to us. As if that guidance can somehow be heard through our heart. As if we really did hold an innate connection with nature that is beyond our rational understanding.

We lead busy lives. Fast paced lives. Juggling countless things at once. Adding to our mental to-do list on the daily, hourly even. Scrolling. Taking in more information than our ancestors could ever imagine at a speed that is breathtaking.

And in all of this, it can be easy to find ourselves less in in tune with our internal worlds.

Nature, however, reminds us of the magic in a slower pace. The magic in a distraction-free fully present moment. The magic in a night sky. Or a flower as it blooms.

Nature reminds us to take a breath. To bring spaciousness once again into our minds. To befriend silence. To notice our surroundings. To come home to ourselves. To connect within.

The awe of the Moon in her fullness is one that can stop us in our tracks. If we allow ourselves to be one with her presence, she has much to offer.

If the Moon has been calling your name, like she does for a special few, be sure to explore our Flow with the Moon Membership, where we connect inwardly with practices, rituals and workshops alongside the New and Full Moon each month. Also included in the membership are monthly astrology classes and tarot readings.


The Moon in astrology

The Moon in astrology speaks to our intuition. Not as something outside of us, rather an internal compass guiding our every direction. Intuition that is deep within our bodies. Our hearts that speak to us. Our guts that advise us. Our knowing that comes from deep inner reserves.

Where the Sun in astrology relates to our outward expression, the Moon is our internal expression. Our inner dialogue, emotions, and sensitivities. The mysteries of self. The sides of us less shown to the world, rather kept closely by our hearts.


Whispers from a Full Moon: Witnessing Self

The Moon moves through eight phases in her 27-and-a-half-day cycle. If we are present enough, we can watch as these phases play out in our night skies.

We observe as she sparks from pure emptiness under a New Moon and begins to build herself into a bright, illuminating Full Moon, assuming diverse and divine crescent shapes in between. We witness that once she reaches her state of absolute fullness, she begins to empty herself once again.

For the Moon, there is no fear of being full, vulnerable, and all visible in the night sky. There is no fear of emptying. There is no fear of beginning again. There is no grasping onto a past version of self, or a preoccupation with her future. There is only presence. With a deep intuitive flow to her movement, she knows it is not her path to be anything but her or be anywhere but her current phase.

If we were to speak to the inner connection that so many of us feel as we look up to the Moon, the sense of oneness, the Moon can be seen as a mirror. A mirror that reflects our inner world, a mirror that reflects the calling of our intuition and the ebb and flow of our emotions.

When she is full, the Moon meets all of herself. All of her is illuminated. All of her is present. All of her is on display. There is no part of herself that she can hide from, and no part of herself that she can hide from us. And the invitation is for us, too, to meet all of ourselves. The light and the dark. The parts of self that we are open and proud of, and the parts that we are still learning to become friends with. The fears we hide in the dark. And the colours we shine brightly.

We use the Moon as she shines like a big celestial torch to bring to light the corners of ourselves that we have in hiding. The inner caves that we couldn’t possibly see without the illumination of the Moon shining brightly on. For she knows that what we keep in the shadows are also our most profound catalyst for healing, truth, and deepest alignment of who we are.

The Full Moon reminds us that it is only through awareness that we can bring acceptance. Awareness of self. Awareness of all of self. Again, the light and the dark. The hidden and the celebrated. And it is only through acceptance that we can allow for the shift that is waiting to take place within us to do so.

Perhaps the psychologist Carl Rogers was speaking to this with his famously quoted words “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change”.

Read this next: The precious gift of a New Moon: Let’s begin again + journal prompts


Full Moon Journal Prompts:

Creating an internal and external environment that feels secure, safe, and nurturing, allow yourself to explore the inner waters of who you are with the light of the full Moon guiding the way.

~ Are there parts of yourself that you hide from the outside world? What are these?

~ Trusting that you intuitively know the answer: Why do you keep them hidden?

~ What fears do you hide in the dark?

~ What would it feel like to befriend these fears and hidden aspects of yourself?

~ If you could view them as a young child, how could you nurture them? What would you say to them?

~ What are some ways in which I can begin to accept all of me?


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If the Moon has been calling your name, like she does for a special few, I invite you to explore our Flow with the Moon Membership.

Where we connect inwardly with practices, rituals and workshops alongside the New and Full Moon each month.

Also included in the membership are monthly astrology classes, astrology readings and tarot readings!

Practically, it’s a membership.

Energetically, it is a collective of remembering.

Where we come home to our oneness with the moon, and with nature herself.

Where we come home to our cyclic nature of waxing and waning, receiving and creating, emptying and expressing.

Where we connect inwardly, bring divinity into our bodies, and we return to ourselves.

Join us for monthly moon rituals and guidance, readings, practices, workshops and astrology classes.

Jordane x

Jordane Maree

Jordane Maree is Girl and Her Moon’s founder.

A devotee to the mystery and wonder of life, Jordane is a life-long learner and explorer, allowing each moment to be her greatest teacher.

From astrology, psychology, symbolism and energy work, to ancient teachings and poetry, she is here to sink into all that the divine human experience encompasses and connect with magical humans (you) along the way. Connect with Jordane in our Flow with the Moon Membership and Podcast.

One Response

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I resonate deeply with the moon and loved your perspective. Keep sharing!

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