On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (9:45am PST and 12:45PM EST) the Full Moon glows in the aesthetically pleasing and peaceful sign of Taurus. The sign that delights in her senses and finds fulfillment in life’s simple pleasures. She knows the gift of a sunset and the beauty found in the stillness of a forest or even the pause between beats in a song. She feels the crashing wave pulse through her body, but doesn’t need a single word to describe it. She’ll make sure to appreciate the ambiance of a place just as much as the taste of her food. If you haven’t figured it out, she’s earthy, but this isn’t to say she doesn’t like her comforts found in the material world. In fact, they might even be what fill her with a lot of security. The only catch is her shadow might appear if she falls into the trap of needing these things to bring her joy. In other words, she’ll become trapped if what she once possessed not only possesses her, but also defines her.
So what does this mean for this Full Moon? As you know we are in the midst of Scorpio season (Think: intense, deep, mysterious, uncovering truth, and a time to penetrate the depths of all things) with the Sun entering these deep waters on October 23rdand joining Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter. So don’t be surprised if you feel the intensity of these planets leading you into the depths and pushing you to take an honest look at yourself. Venus is still retrograde and will soon conjunct the Sun on October 26thmarking the midpoint for this descent into the shadows. This inferior conjunction signals the culmination for all that has been illuminated from our relationships and the things we most value. Hopefully we have spent some time looking to see where our relationships, money, and the things we value have started to define us.
As this Full Moon cozies up as close as possible to the planet Uranus and makes an opposition to both Venus and the Sun in Scorpio, we can be certain that there’s a bit of uncertainty in the air. Uranus is often associated with breakthroughs, change, and unpredictability and while all of these things can be refreshing, if we cling to the past or aren’t ready for movement, then we can find this planet to be rather unsettling. I would also like to add that this particular placement offers a chance for matters that have been stuck in liminal space to receive that much needed shake up to help you move something forward towards completion.
With Venus as the ruler of this Full Moon and currently retrograde in Scorpio, it’s quite evident that this planet is a key player for this lunation. I’ll reiterate that this places a spotlight on your relationships, the things you value, and possibly your finances that are all tied to the past and are in need of resolution. I saw a meme the other day that says, “Let the rest of the year be the plot twist you’ve been waiting for.” Well, let’s just say there’s a good chance that this might just be true. Just when you thought your life was all set in one direction now is the time to be prepared for it to take a completely different turn. Maybe you’ll experience this through a sudden change of heart in your relationship(s), or find that someone you thought was out of your life has now appeared again. Or maybe you find that you’re able to let go of a relationship you’ve been holding on to for far too long. Or maybe it’s that your creative genius comes to life and leads you down a completely new path, or maybe you feel inspired in an area that you didn’t even know existed. Or maybe you finally get to experience that financial breakthrough that you’ve been waiting for.
I would like to add that Saturn is making a helpful aspect to this Full Moon and wants to add a layer of practicality and focus to these sudden breakthroughs or changes. This isn’t about limits so much as it is about all the hard work that you have already put in to that relationship, project, investment, thesis, job, or vision. Everything you’ve done has led you to where you are today and Saturn wants to honor this.
If you’re wondering what to do – I suggest that you try to surrender to the rhythms that surround you. Feel the freedom to take a risk. Allow yourself to move outside your normal playground and follow your heart’s desires. Just remember you need to listen deeply to how your heart wants to move. This isn’t about calculated or conditioned decisions, this is about that spark of genius that moves you in the same way that music can transport your soul with a single beat. So during this lunation open your heart to your own wildness that lives in the depths of your soul – that part of you that can howl with the moon and dance naked around the fire. Let her be free. Let her show you what she needs.
In summation, this Full Moon offers us all a chance to feel released from the past and provides us with an opportunity to embrace a new direction for our lives. Uncertainty of where this path will lead is a given. Your job is to learn how to flow with the rhythm of these changes and feel the freedom that comes when you release your expectations and remain unattached to the outcome.
While we all might find ourselves caught in the unpredictability of change, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Taurus is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would be interested in a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Taurus and the planet Venus. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]