F U L L M O O N T A U R U S 1º - OCT 24th
Oh I’m sorry..were you expecting a low key Taurus Full Moon? Not happening. But before you freak out…the astrology is actually kind of amazing. And I *rarely* make predictions but I think someone is finally going to win one of those huge lottery jackpots we currently have going on in America.
Ah, capitalism is alive and well…oh but the ironic witchcraft I’d do with that kind of $$$. Anywho…this IS indeed an overall rich feeling Taurus Full Moon that I’m intuiting. And while for some of us that might mean actually money matters, possessions and other material resources, even our style/aesthetics…for others this can manifest as the richness of finally establishing your own self worth, self agency, values, and talents - things that lay the fertile groundwork for the other fun human material stuff to land with more grace (there will always still be effort - but I think there is a sense of finding the right grease for the wheel to turn with less of headaches than ever before.)
The past few years have felt pretty thick to put it lightly - I’ve personally felt like everything was extra hard to just get through - let alone thrive in - so I don’t say this lightly what I’m about to say - but I do feel this Lunation brings that new wave of energy we’ve been sensing for..quite a while. I’m not saying everyone will have that exact experience - but I think for those of you whom have found yourself here reading this - there may be a sense that you are breathing with more breath - like you can really feel that air coming in and going out for this first time in months - maybe even years. Last week I definitely felt a huge shift in energy for myself that felt like this and I’ve hit some kinks with my moods since (from change maker unstable Uranus is in the mix) but that sense of lightness keeps swirling in my energy field and it does feel…different.
This is all quite intriguing & peculiar if you think of the timing as we have just entered Scorpio season. Scorpio is part of the goth gang of the zodiac; intense, emotional, mysterious, powerful finished off by some density with depth. This is the Season of the Witch…a time when the collective allows themselves to go dark and demonic even - to dance with the taboo and call upon their secret desires, sometimes expressed ironically via costuming as we celebrate Halloween. So how could it be that it feels like something has..lifted? For me the visual that comes to mind is that of our persons shrouded with layers upon layers of veils which all possess a certain taste, feel, color, scent , value and perhaps - a certain weight. And as we’ve treaded deeper through this past year - (Yearly Theme inducing Jupiter traveling through Scorpio since Oct 2017) we’ve reached that heavy heavy weighted veil around the week or two of this Full Moon, we’ve placed our hands upon it and finally found that aligned position to lift it.
We’ve been training for Scorpio season ALL year, you see. Our muscles have taken shape in particular ways to lift what needed to lift to bond into us a type of intimacy that was blocked. Scorpio is the last of the transformative signs of the zodiac (Virgo and Libra are the others) - so we are indeed reaching an long standing apex of transformation with Jupiter ending his transit of Scorpio early next month. The Full Moon in Taurus stands to emphasize and bring illumination to what this year, and the past 3 have transformed within us and within the collective.
The Full Moon Taurus sits directly with Uranus Retrograde - you know that planet I’ve chatted about a lot lately because they just closed out and entered a new 7ish year cycle - this time around awakening us epically to the topics of money, possessions, resources, value, worth and Mother Earth’s wellbeing. Uranus shakes up the area of life it touches in your chart - there can be a sense of volatility and unpredictability- this is why it can feel like around this Full Moon like we finally “get” something and then a shake of the ground happens that knocks us for what will hopefully only be a moment - and when we get up - we are up with a new perspective that we could have only encountered by falling and getting up exactly where we did.
But yes…we have the Full Moon, which we already known brings lots of lunatic hype - people’s energy just tends to get a bit more in our faces because the dark skies of night are being lit up by the moon’s brightness, conjunct Uranus Rx - making the the flavor of this Full Moon unpredictable - not something Taurus really loves to feel. Taurus is a grounded Fixed Earth sign - which means ..it’s slow to change - it’s slow to take a risk - it’s slow to move- it’s a gatherer as opposed to an avid hunter and prefers to utilize it’s energy when it knows it’s going to be friggin worth it and when it really does want the thing badly enough.
Think of the force of the Bull - there is no stopping it once it gets going after it’s target. I’d like to think self aware Taurus energy knows the force of it’s momentum and is not simply lazy ^-^.
We need Taurus in our lives because this sign shows us how to enjoy the sensual pleasures of life - shows us what we need to feel a sense of security - shows us how to enjoy our body (sometimes too much!) - shows us how to honor our pace - shows us the power of sustainability - shows us the power of waiting - shows us what we really value by showing us what we hold on - shows us what we have unhealthy attachment to by showing us what brings us a lack mentality (the lack-abundance factor) - shows us how to allocate our resources - shows us how to use our talents and skills in a way that makes sense and doesn’t burn us out. There is a lot to be valued in such a value centered sign.
This Full Moon conjunct Uranus can absolutely download into our little bodies eureka type moments about all of the above. That money may finally come from a place that feels way better, a random job that uses your skillset could land on you, an heirloom of great value can find its way into your life, you may finally figure out how to take care of something financial that has bugged you, you may surprise yourself by finally getting how fucking worth it you actually are and better yet - take action in that direction in a way that feels scary because it’s “new” but like total common sense at this point. The surprise may come from finding out you owe money you didn’t expect to but appreciating whatever lesson it brought. The surprise may be in feeling compelled to let something go that you’ve held onto. The surprise may be in your body - an answer - a finding - sensation (s) that come in like lighting.
The Full Moon makes a trine to Saturn in Capricorn which forebodes well because Saturn is a lovely resourceful mother fucker and can help us do the damn thing if or when shit hits the fan. Trines to Saturn - while they can bring the unfun “responsibility” factor into the picture - ultimately help us help ourselves by either “seeing” the opportunity a bit more clearly OR by knocking our ego down just enough to ask for advice and support from those whom are ready and willing to provide that for us. Taurus does like to receive and attract after all.
There are so many layers to this Full Moon.
We have to keep in mind Venus is still Retrograde through Scorpio (until Oct 31st - then it enters Libra until Nov 16th) and is now building to join the newly christened Scorpio Sun. Meaning these two oppose this arousing Venusian Uranian Full Moon - kicking off Scorpio season with a real bang indeed. We even have the Scorponic Mercury working to conjoin Jupiter on the 29th.
If you can’t beat the Scorpio - you may as well join em’ for a party in the Underworld. Come on down - we aren’t sooooo bad. (Funny insight: supposedly Scorpio is one of the most common signs among the population!).
Venus rules over Taurus - so paying her attention right now is a smart idea for more reasons than one as you can see. Venus traditionally is not cozy in Scorpio - let alone during a retrograde - but none the less..she is here and even though she goes back into another home sign of hers, Libra, for most of November - she directly returns once more to Scorp in December - taking us to 2019.
So yes, Jupiter in Scorpio ends on Nov 8th - but we’ve got some Scorpio stragglers tying up loose ends (Mercury also back tracks to Scorpio during his Rx in December).
Venus in Scorpio enhances the Sun’s movement here - the Full Moon triggers it all.
Venus’s stay here has been all about re-confronting the fear, shame, guilt, taboo desires and power struggles than we possess within and that develop/surface in relationship to another. Venus in Scorpio reveals where we go to hide and how we go about coming out.
Venus in Scorpio is not exactly the light hearted kind of love - it’s the deep ocean that stirs under it all - the soul of the love - the kind of love that is willing to be possessed in all the best ways - the reward of intimacy. Venus in Scorpio merges to create the contrast a relationship requires - the lightness of it - the transformative work of it. Venus is Scorpio reminds us …oh yes…relationship serves a deep purpose to our evolution and what the fuck are we doing if that’s not happening? Venus in Scorpio is the dirty luxurious work of bonding (likewise for some of us - there could be awareness of revulsion to that - even becoming sexually celibate temporarily).
We needed this so that we could let go of pretense.
We needed this so that when Venus backs into Libra - we can enjoy the airy connectivity with greater appreciation and better understanding of what an equal partnership with anyone looks like - because we’ve gone down and excised what that means and feels for US.
Scorpio, by nature, is demanding. She doesn’t like to let up wherever she triggers us. That’s rough - she will lurk in the shadows but continue to poke us with her sneaky stinger.
Scorpio demands our emotional response.
Scorpio demands our desire.
Scorpio demands that we hold true to our truth, and if we don’t know our truth, that we do the dirty work to unveil it.
Scorpio demands that we know our Power.
Scorpio is the invisible energy that we all possess to do magic.
Taurus is the practical magic it takes to see it come to life before us.
Scorpio is the process of death and rebirth.
Taurus is the life of the now.
Both Scorpio and Taurus symbolize the marination that occurs in life. The psychic marination and the material marination. Some things take longer than others to develop - like certain pictures or gardens of Earth. This sister pair works in tandem that way. Providing a little psychic juice guiding our creative life. Our tangible life - awakening our spirit.
As you can gather by now - this is what’s on display for the Full Moon. Long awaited happenings - transformations are coming to the surface - Uranus acting as a gift to make it a little bit less subtle than it may normally have been because these two are intense but not always obvious.
If you realize something has changed in your life, or about you - don’t diminish it - pause and soak that shit up. It came to mind for a reason. It counts. It matters. As do you.
The Full Moon and Uranus in Taurus make squares to the Nodes of Fate; the North Node in Leo - the South Node in Aquarius.
I have to check back and see but I feel like every time I talk about a square that is made to this Lunar Node axis - some shit is going down in the collective to threaten an entire group of humanity thanks to this fucked administration.
The Aquarian South Node has had us stunned for the collective, and at times wanting to say “we are all fucked, I’m not getting involved” - i.e people that hold the belief that things like voting/politics are no help so they create a distance from it. This is looking at our karma of “every man for himself” - the shadow side of Aqua is rebel without a cause and separating from the collective experience because it was traumatic.
Leo is the individuals creative self expression - it’s self actualization on point. Leo wanted to remind us to have fun, to relish in joy, and find our sense of inner pride and be fucking RADIANT. This has been hard considering but nonetheless the North Node has pointed us there. To find reasons to enjoy this being alive thing. To recognize our individual artful expression and to fucking want others to know how that feels - to want EVERYONE to know this level of freedom for themselves.
The square creates an undeniable Full Moon tension for us even within all this richness; a choice, a change, a decision of some kind is beckoning in the air. I do feel like this will be seen more on the macro level as opposed to pure micro - where we can psychically see how people are splitting off and trying to find ways to then come together and how some are just disassociating from the whole experience. We are more aware of these decisions people are making, we can see the “spiritual” and existential crisis involved within the choices being made. Know that this is part of the process - there are collective paths that are being taken for a reason - souls banding together to carry out this particular life mission. That almost sounds callous to say, but we are nearing the end of this Leo/Aqua Node transit of coming together and branching off. Something about that will yet again be witnessed collectively.
The nodes will shift into Cancer/Capricorn on Nov 15th so this Full Moon triggers them some more - another factor in reestablishing some major lesson and “win” this year and half long transit has brought.
The Nodes shift into Cancer/Capricorn will create a guiding presence of Empathy, Psychic Protection, Ancestral Healing and a challenge to release Old Tradition, That’s Just the Way it is Mentality, Borders, Exclusivity, and OverWorking. This is where some work will REALLY get done because we will still have both Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn too.
Now…back to this week.
The same day as the Full Moon Venus Scorpio Retrograde will exactly sextile Saturn in Capricorn creating a further emphasis on relationships, work and money issues. They all are getting the nudge to commit - to find a way to be fully in it for the long haul. To reevaluate if there needs to be a systemic change the approaches you are taking within them and to SPELL IT OUT so there are no misunderstandings. This is a way to get back not he same page with these topics of life if you’ve been wondering if you’re even reading the same book anymore.
Later in the week, on Friday, Venus conjoins the Sun exactly in Scorpio and this can further the agenda of Saturn asking for the work to get done. But when Venus joins the Sun - it’s usually quite lovely and pleasant. It does forbade well for enjoying Halloween weekend festivities, spending money on highly quality high value high meaning experiences or items.
Thee energy of the weekend can help smooth over any shocks during the Full Moon - or at the very least ..not contribute epically to anything else going astray. The Scorpio Sun will exactly sextile Saturn on Saturday - again…furthering this emphasis on embracing our power, authority, and the transformations we have made and are capable of.
It’s as if everything that happens around the Full Moon gets these little pockets to fully integrate and take it’s time to fully show itself. Uranus in the mix is the thing that stands out the most that can make this all feel unstable ( I think we are becoming more capable of handling the tough aspects to the Nodes) - but there are many stabilizing factors that follow in it’s wake reminding us we are capable of handling it - we are capable of continuing this transformation.
Blessed Full Moon.
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