When are the 2024 full moons? What do thee 2024 full moons each mean? And how can they help you to manifest your goals all year long?
This article is partially excerpted from The AstroTwins’ 2024 Horoscope. The annual book provides a thorough astrological forecast for all of the 2024 full moons.
The 2024 Full moons are manifestation moments
Think of the 2024 full moons as ribbon cutting ceremonies where you get to show off and celebrate your hard work of the past six months. Full moons dial up your feelings and can provoke emotional outpourings. It’s time to cash in or cash out, if you’re ready for something new.
Each new moon falls in a specific zodiac sign. Six months later, a full moon occurs in the very same sign, completing the cycle. Tracking the moon’s journey by zodiac sign is a great way to set long-term goals every year. Think of them as your six-month window for what you want to manifest.
Calendar of 2024 Full Moons
Your answer to: When is the next full moon?
* All times listed for the 2024 full moons are in Eastern Time (New York, NY)
January 25 (12:54 PM) in LEO
February 24 (7:30 AM) in VIRGO
March 25 (3:00 AM) in LIBRA
April 23 (7:49 PM) in SCORPIO
May 23 (9:53 AM) in SAGITTARIUS
June 21 (9:08 PM) in CAPRICORN (1 of 2 in 2024)
July 21 (6:17 AM) in CAPRICORN (2 of 2 in 2024)
August 19 (2:26 PM) in AQUARIUS
September 17 (10:34 PM) in PISCES (also a lunar eclipse)
October 17 (7:26 AM) in ARIES
November 15 (4:28 PM) in TAURUS
December 15 (4:01 AM) in GEMINI
What the 2024 full moons mean
Forecasts for the 2024 full moons: What to celebrate
Read on for what to expect for each of the 2024 full moons. Follow our daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes for a deeper forecast for your zodiac sign on these dates!
LEO full moon meaning (January 25, 2024)
Celebrate: The unique way that you shine, the people who make your heart sing, your romantic nature, your fashion sense, your childlike wonder, the places where you feel like a natural leader, your fiercely competitive streak that won’t let you quit on yourself.
VIRGO full moon meaning (February 24, 2024)
Celebrate: The serenity of a freshly cleaned space, streamlined systems, your helpful spirit, being of service to those in need, taking great care of your body by eating clean and exercising, the magic of nature and natural beauty.
LIBRA full moon meaning (March 25, 2024; also a lunar eclipse)
Celebrate: The power of partnerships and synergistic connections, dressing up and socializing, transcendent music and the arts, peaceful moments of serenity, the parts of your life that are in beautiful balance.
SCORPIO full moon meaning (April 23, 2024)
Celebrate: Your loyal and caring spirit, intense exchanges, the sexiest parts of yourself, the ways you’ve transformed your struggles into gold, true friendship, resourcefulness and raw creative expression.
SAGITTARIUS full moon meaning (May 23, 2024)
Celebrate: The spirit of wanderlust, your unvarnished truths, people you love who live far away, the passport stamps you’ve collected (or hope to one day), visionary ideas that you’re bringing to life, DEI and cross-cultural connections.
CAPRICORN full moon meaning (June 21, 2024; 1 of 2 in Capricorn)
Celebrate: Your current milestones and wins, your competitive edge, perseverance, time outdoors and in nature, the people who champion you and help you grow, the places where you feel confident taking charge and leading the troops.
CAPRICORN full moon meaning (July 21, 2024; 2 of 2 in Capricorn)
Celebrate: People you admire—heroes and mentors, family legacies, customs that you want to carry on, enduring friendships and business relationships, your most ambitious ideas, institutions or organizations that you believe in and support.
AQUARIUS full moon meaning (August 19, 2024)
Celebrate: Your unique traits, your team spirit, communities where you feel seen and embraced, technology that keeps you connected, hopes and dreams for the future, your idealistic nature that refuses to give up on humanity.
PISCES full moon meaning (September 17, 2024; also a lunar eclipse)
Celebrate: Secret fantasies, your creativity, messages from dreams, people who inspire you to think beyond current limitations, compassion and empathy, blurry lines that don’t need to be sharpened, the beauty in “ugly” things, the healing magic of tears.
ARIES full moon meaning (October 17, 2024)
Celebrate: Your inner (and outer) bad bitch, new experiences you’re brave enough to try, your competitive nature, every unique feature that makes you a rare individual, your fighting spirit that won’t give up.
TAURUS full moon meaning (November 15, 2024)
Celebrate: The simple things that bring you joy, the beauty of nature, your favorite music and artists, finding holiday gifts that are sustainable and earth-friendly, creating a comfortable home environment, food that you love.
GEMINI full moon meaning (December 15, 2024)
Celebrate: Friends who are always up for a hangout, the silly things that make you laugh, your favorite local haunts, people who are easy to flirt with (no strings attached), inside jokes, books, movies and experiences that stimulate your mind.
Rituals for the 2024 full moons
Many people honor the full moon by doing a full moon ritual.
Full moon rituals are relatively simple activities you can do to embrace the energy of a full moon.
See our article: Full Moon Rituals: 12 Empowered Ideas for a ritual to try during the 2024 full moons!
More about full moons in astrology
During a full moon, you reap the seeds that were sown six months prior during the corresponding new moon. These cosmic manifestation moments can be cause for celebration or major eye-openers.
Contradictions stand out in stark reality during full moons, which can stir up intense passion and fierce head-butting. You may realize that you’re done with one path and ready to find whatever’s next. No matter what, emotions and overall intensity will be amplified. Stay aware of how much energy you’re exuding and how people are responding to you.
Full moons can wrap up your efforts with a triumphant bow. Many people purposely choose a full moon for important meetings, debuts and finish-line dates. You can use this knowledge as you’re planning around the 2024 full moons.
Caveat: The energy can be a little TOO strong or intense at a full moon, particularly when it’s a lunar eclipse. Make sure you’re ready before you pop that cork!
Full moons in astronomy terms
A full moon moon occurs when the Sun and the moon are in opposite zodiac signs, and 180 degrees apart in ecliptic longitude.
During this lunar phase, the moon is on the exact opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. That explains why it’s such a brightly lit spectacle for us to enjoy— and why the full moon is always in the opposite zodiac sign from the Sun each month.
A new moon occurs when the Sun and the moon are at the same longitude on the ecliptic—the plane created by the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. You can read about all the 2024 New Moons here.
What does a full moon look like in the sky?
The full moon is the fifth of eight monthly moon phases which occur in a 29.5-day lunar month—the halfway point.
You can read about all the moon phases here and watch for them during the 2024 full moons!
Is your moon sign important at a full moon?
Your moon sign refers to the zodiac sign that the moon was traveling through at your moment of birth. If someone was to look up at the sky when you were born, or the piece of the sky that we measure from our view on Earth.
Once a year, a full moon falls in the same zodiac sign as your Sun sign and your moon sign. These can be extra powerful dates to wrap up a project. Or, you may see clearly that it’s time to go in a new direction or even end some part of your life that has reached a natural turning point.
Was I born during a full moon?
How do you find out? Do a free birth chart!
You can also use our moon phase calculator to find out which lunar phase the moon was in when you were born, and what it means about you.
Read about the meaning of your moon sign in our moon sign horoscopes.