Taurus Full Moon – November 6, 2014
The Full Moon forms at 14 degrees, 25 minutes Taurus at 2:23pm PST on November 6, 2014. She began to show her light last night, rising high early in the evening with an icy brilliance. The Taurus Full Moon is earthy, fecund, lush and – well – full. Lest we forget, in the midst of all this grounded ripe energy – Here we are at the center-point of Scorpio. Transform or die is Scorpio’s motto. One way to think of this is: Transform and die to your old way of being – be reborn. Still a bold imperative, but not deadly. Eclipse season is behind us. Mercury’s retrograde is over. He will exit his shadow period on November 11 two days after he enters Scorpio. Concerns over Mercury retrogrades will be over until mid-January 2015.
What’s done is done. And believe me – it’s done! Eclipse season sneaked up on us and packed a wallop of a very different sort. One we didn’t quite expect. Its impact was huge. And in its wake we are left standing, whole and galvanized in ways that we have never felt before. Enormous amounts of clarity and courage are available to us now. This was not a violent or contentious event. It was a massive clearing. The wind blew, the ground opened, and the detritus disappeared. What? Where are my favorite habits and fears? Where’s my comfortable well-trod path? Gone. Gone. Gone. The old duality based world is gone. We’re standing on the other side of the great divide.
On November 10th Mars and Pluto will be conjunct in Capricorn. Mars is exalted in Capricorn where his aggression, passion, and purpose are marshalled by discipline, authority, and structure. In traditional astrology, Mars rules Scorpio as well as Aries. Pluto’s discovery in 1930 posited him as the ruler of Scorpio. And although Pluto has become the accepted ruler of Scorpio, Mars still hold considerable influence over the sign. On November 12, Mars and Pluto square Uranus in Aries. This powerful pairing will provide us with plenty of triggers as well as the wherewithal to confront and dispatch them. Anger, judgment, fear, and aggression as well as feelings of victimization and polarization, are likely to fly up for one more go-round. This is an opportunity to banish (dare I say slay) your personal demons and dragons once and for all. The Moon in Cancer will oppose the conjunction and square Uranus. And that will not make any of this easier. The Moon, for all her nurturing and beauty is nostalgic, habit-bound, and the worrying type. Don’t listen to the Moon on this occasion. She’s just a worry-wart. You know what’s required.
Venus, the ruler of this Taurus Full Moon, conjuncts Saturn and the Sun in Scorpio on November 12. Venus in Scorpio is fully capable of stepping into the volatile mix with Mars, Uranus and Pluto. Allied with Saturn’s steady presence . Saturn wants the facts, total accountability, and clarity. Venus in Scorpio is in the mood to clear the decks. Destroy all monsters! Death! Purification! Rebirth! Good Times!!! Neptune ends his retrograde on November 15. This will intensify his energies and increase our intuition and psychic abilities.
We are heading into the dark time of the year. The center of Scorpio is the true cross-quarter day known as Samhain or Halloween. The veil between the worlds is still extremely thin. You might be knocked off your pins a bit in Mid-November but it’s more of a wobble, really. We’re old hands at this stuff now. We’ve weathered five Uranus-Pluto squares and a Cardinal Grand Cross. We are much stronger and wiser than we were three years ago. Even the clarification, clearing and removal of old habits and stories won’t be overly dramatic in all the old expected ways.
Plenty of people will try to convince you that nothing has changed. And from their perspective – nothing has. These same people will say that things are going to get worse. And from where they stand, perhaps they will. But that won’t really concern you in the same old ways. We’ve grown and changed. And for our purposes – everything has changed. We’ve crossed the divide. And we’re not going back.