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Here’s How The Aquarius Supermoon Will Impact You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Go out and look at the moon tonight! In Signs Of The Times, Her Campus lets you know exactly what’s going on—cosmically, obvi. We’re here to give you your astrology fix, from zodiac signs to house placements. Today, we’re giving you the lowdown on the Sturgeon Moon, or the Aquarius supermoon, hitting the skies on August 12th.

Stargazers, rise! On August 12th, the Sturgeon Moon will be in full effect, and it may impact you more than you know. The Sturgeon Moon is a supermoon, which is when the moon is at perigee, or the closest point in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, according to NASA. Because of this, our beloved La Luna will appear brighter and bigger than usual. Oh, and it’s great for manifestation.

Not only is the Sturgeon Moon the fourth and final supermoon of 2022, but it’s also a new moon in the sign of Aquarius. Sounds like gibberish? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you.

Keep reading to learn exactly what the Aquarius new moon means, when it peaks, and how it may impact you based on your zodiac sign.

What does the Aquarius new moon mean?

Astrology is a little confusing. Not only can the sun fall into different signs, but the moon and other planets (like Venus and Mercury) can fall into the plane of a particular sign. On Friday, August 12, the sun will be in its home sign of Leo and the moon will be settled into the sign of Aquarius.

What does this mean? A new moon symbolizes change and new beginnings—a new cycle, if you will. Essentially, the moon’s energy will be similar to that of Aquarius: the sign of humanity, charity, intellect, kindness, and change. These themes will be prevalent in the energy during the Aquarius new moon. And honestly? Who doesn’t love good vibes?

When Is the sturgeon supermoon?

The Sturgeon Moon will hit its peak early in the morning on August 12th at 1:30 a.m. Eastern time. However, you’ll be able to see the moon during the nighttime on August 11—you honestly can’t miss it!

How Will The Supermoon impact me?

The Supermoon will impact each sign differently. However, it will still have overarching themes of humanity and peace (thank you, Aquarius!) for all of the signs. What’s your sign? Read below to see how the Aquarius new moon will affect you:


The social and carefree energy of Aquarius might rub off on Aries during the Sturgeon moon, and it’s welcomed! During the supermoon, Aries may be inclined to connect more with their inner child, and may even have the urge to go out and engage in a social activity.

Whether it’s getting involved in your community or heading out for a post-work happy hour, Aries may find themselves feeling more accomplished than usual—socially, that is.


For Taurus, the supermoon will fall into their 10th house of publicity and success. Because of Aquarius’s change-making nature, Taurus should expect some changes in their work life. This doesn’t exactly mean detriment, but instead, this encourages this Earth sign to go with the flow in terms of these changes.

Sudden changes could mean something as simple as an adjustment in workflow, or something as big as a career change. Whatever comes your way, channel that grounded Earth sign energy. You never know what opportunities will arise!


Gemini, like Aquarius, is an Air sign. So, the Aquarius new moon will be welcomed energy for this social babe. The main areas impacted will fall in your 9th house of spirituality, wisdom, and philosophy.

Because of this, Gemini should channel their energy into spiritual growth, and expand their mind and ways of thinking. By connecting with your inner self, you’ll be able to take those thoughts and analytics into action as we enter Virgo season on August 22nd. Manifest, manifest, manifest!


Oh Cancer, you sweet, emotional soul. The supermoon will fall into transit inside of your 8th house of, well, mystery (that’s literally the best way to put it). The 8th house represents the taboo in your daily life: sex, relationships, transformation, and deep emotional bonds.

Cancer should focus their energy on inner healing, as well as opening the door to deeper and more heartfelt connections. As an empath, you may constantly find yourself drained from absorbing the energy of others. The Aquarius new moon is a time to harness your independence emotionally. You can do it!

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22):

Okay, Leos. I know this whole season is about y’all (as it should, TBH), but since this new moon falls into your 7th house of partnerships, it’s time to put energy into any engagements you have—platonically, romantically, or professionally.

Your personal relationships may be shifting, and some may come under pressure during this transit. Just remember to approach these changes with logic and trust in the universe. Keep your priorities (in terms of relationships) in check, and remember that whatever will be, will be.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22):

If there’s one thing a Virgo loves, it’s routine. And with the moon falling into the 6th house of daily routine, Virgos should expect to feel extra inspired to keep their sh*t together. But also, Virgos should stay aware of changes to their routine and learn how to embrace them.

Things might shake up for Virgo. But since the Aquarius new moon is all about change, this transit may help them embrace new factors in their routine. While things may feel a bit chaotic, remember that things are constantly changing, and these shifts may even help you down the line.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22):

Hope you’re ready to feel good, Libra! The supermoon falls into your 5th house of pleasure and joy, so now is the time to focus that fun and lively energy on your personal endeavors. Whether that’s planning a night of self-care or going out with your besties, it’s time to do things that bring you joy.

Perhaps you should take the time to focus on a personal project or pursue a relationship that excites you. Whatever it may be, take time for you Libra! You deserve it.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21):

With the moon in your 4th house of home, family, and security, Scorpio should turn their attention to matters at home. This transit can call attention to shifts in your personal and family life and can make you aware of things you weren’t before.

Take a break from your work, and focus on your personal life. With the weekend coming up, this might be a great time to connect with those closest to you and quell any disruptions that may arise at home.


The 3rd house rules all things communication. So, Sagittarius, this transit is asking you to speak your mind. Whether you’re venting to a friend or writing out your feelings in a journal, this is a great time to communicate your feelings effectively. Score!

Make some time to connect on a deeper level with your besties through active and engaging conversation. The supermoon will give you all of the communicative energy needed to socialize—so use it!


I have good news for you, Capricorn. Since you’re known for your love for sweet, sweet cash, the supermoon’s placement in your 2nd house of finances will appeal to your economically minded brain. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll hit the lottery, or suddenly fall into a bout of money. Instead, this supermoon encourages you to take a step back from finances to embrace the artistic energy of the Aquarius full moon.

Plan your finances for the future, and look for ways to invest creatively. Whether that’s funneling money into a creative project or brainstorming quirky ways to generate income, this transit will open your mind to the creative side of finances. You’re gonna love it.


The moon will fall into your first house of self this transit, Aquarius. This means that you’ll feel the energy of the supermoon more than any other sign. Be prepared to feel an overwhelming sense of self, and an urge to shed old skins to grow into a better, more evolved version of you!

Don’t be afraid to dig deeper into yourself, and really get into that self-work you’ve been itching to do. Not to mention, your adventurous nature will be amplified, so appeal to it! The world is yours, Aquarius.


Finally, the dreamy and spiritual Pisces will feel more connected to their third eye during the Aquarius full moon. Falling into the 12th house of the subconscious, this sign may feel impacted in terms of dreams, fears, and emotions. Meaning: you might feel a little more psychic than usual (if that’s like, even possible).

This is a great time to dive deeper into your manifestations and desires. Meditate, manifest, and connect with your spiritual side this full moon. It’s almost second nature to you!

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.