Taurus Full Moon – November 3-4, 2017
The Full Moon forms at 12 degrees Taurus at 10:22 pm PDT on November 3 and at 5:22 am GMT on November 4, 2017. The Moon is exalted in Taurus. The Sun is exalted in Aries. He is the bringer of life and light. Matter responds to this impetus gathering and taking form. Spirit discharges energy and invokes matter which becomes substance – a world to be inhabited. It is said that the Moon was created to reflect the light of the Sun as the Earth rotated and to thereby keep humans company through the long nights. She has power over the tides that ebb and flow across and around our planet. She is, in a way, our spirit guide in this world of form and substance. What better exaltation could she have than Taurus? For it is here that the world becomes a physical reality that differentiates and complies and/or resists our will to make and eventually (in Scorpio) transform.
Taurus is the first earth sign and as such wants us to harmonize with the physical plane. It’s a pre-requisite for life on earth. The choice to incarnate in a body here on Earth necessitates that we become “embodied” and that we take responsibility for what that body/mind/soul does while it’s here. We can’t survive by allowing our big brains drag us around hither and yon while we basically ignore the body. Rather, we can do that – but with disastrous results. We have a dual responsibility to our body and to the body that hosts this physical self – the Earth. Sadly, that agreement seems to have gone by the wayside over the last long while. We humans are dangerously disconnected from the Earth and her rhythms, desires, and needs at this point in our mutual “evolution”. This affects our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. It creates a disconnect to our own souls and the souls of others. Taurus rules those things that we value. The question becomes: “What has value for me?”
Tonight the Moon is opposite Jupiter in Scorpio and sextile Neptune in Pisces. The connection to Jupiter bodes well for expansion, growth and optimism while the sextile to Neptune creates an atmosphere of rarified love, heightened intuition, sensitivity, and even psychic potential. All the action in Earth and Water houses and signs lends a very feminine, sensual, artistic and emotional cast to this full moon. We are able to feel compassion for ourselves. We are also able to rectify and release any grudges or bad feelings that we hold close and knowingly nurture in order to torture ourselves. Yes – we all do it. No more martyr stuff. So tonight’s the night. Once again…
Venus in the last degrees of Libra (she rules Taurus and Libra) is exactly opposite Uranus in Aries tonight. She also opposed Uranus at last month’s New Moon in Libra. This has been some balancing act for Venus – and not a comfortable one. Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius rules chaos, revolution and sudden unexpected change. It’s referendum on relationship and what needs to change now. What is out of balance and what still works? What will promote growth and expansion? What is just a different face on the same old same old? Tuesday November 7, Venus will move into Scorpio. And that will be a very different situation altogether. She will conjunct Jupiter – always a happy occasion – on November 13 and trine Neptune on November 16. The conjunction marks a new point of departure. The trine is creative and fluid energy in abundance. In Scorpio, however, there is always a chance that shadow material will rear its head. Please take to heart the advice at the end of the previous paragraph.
It’s all beginning to churn. Jupiter’s entrance into Scorpio has fueled investigation into and revelations of large scale sexual scandals as I predicted at the New Moon. Believe me, this is the tip of the iceberg. We are going to see and know much more than we want to before this transit is over. Mercury is currently in Scorpio doing his own sort of reconnaissance. He will be retrograde in Sagittarius beginning December 3. The truth – whatever that may be- will out. And continue to be uncovered. There is much movement and much to be learned and assimilated now.
Planets are on the move, changing the energies and focus as they change signs. Connect with the Heavens and the Earth. Anchor and release. Know that your place in the cosmos is yours to claim or disavow. Yours alone. Each of us chooses to connect or to disconnect. That is our free will. Stay open, awake and aware. The New Moon in Scorpio will be a new beginning, a surrender, and a revelation. Tonight’s Full Moon is a stunner. Enjoy her light.