The plum tree, dwindling, contains less of the spring;
But the garden is wider, and holds more of the moon.
– Zen Saying, Soul of the Garden
When the Moon is Full, it is in the opposite sign that the Sun is in. So with the Sun now in Scorpio, the Full Moon is in the sign of the Bull, Taurus.
I am busy putting the finishing touches on the Full Moon edition of my newsletter (swooping into your mailbox later today), so I am sharing some views of this magical Full Moon from some of my favorite astrologers.
First, the always brilliant Elisabeth Grace has this to say about today’s Taurus Full Moon:
In Taurus, the Moon takes comfort in sensual delights: good food and drink, sweet music and perhaps a snuggle with your sweetie. Indulge. It also takes comfort in building and organizing whatever is required for material security. Draw up those blueprints and build that ark.
That counsel applies to Thursday as well. You are likely to know by now if the seeds you planted at the New Moon will flower, or if you will have to re-group. If you must ship this week, ship it Thursday before the Moon goes void Friday at 11:17AM ET, on a sober face-off between Saturn and the Moon. Chill and take care of routine concerns on Friday until the Moon enters Gemini at 8:45PM ET.
Thursday’s Full Moon yearns to preserve the material status quo, even as it is challenged by an expensive, expansive and indulgent connection between Venus and Jupiter, which will be exact on Sunday. Better to be a seller than a buyer over the next few days — note the latest auction at Sotheby’s. Volatility is also suggested during this Full Moon release and illumination, given the previously mentioned Mars-Uranus-Pluto connections.
The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are: “a man muffled up, in a rakish silk hat” (for the Moon at 15 Taurus) and “children playing around five mounds of sand” (for the Sun at 15 Scorpio).
Sabian Symbol Blain Bovee notes this shared motif: “inclinations against prevailing winds and toward strange influences”. Briefly, we are advised to find “a creative touch that endures and renews, despite the tides of change” and keep an eye out for “….being temporarily muffled until one reaches the top…a stylish flair introducing a new fashion…openness to new worlds…detachment from disintegrating worlds, from social perception, from transient social position.” There’s much more to be found in Bovee’s wonderful book.
You are more personally affected by the Full Moon’s suggestion of illumination and release if you have a planet or angle around 15 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius.
Pat Paquette ruminates on the Jupiter and Venus influences as well:
This week’s Full Moon in Taurus is a good time to think about what makes us feel rich and to do an honest assessment of whether we are living according to our values. This is all the more timely since the economy still hasn’t bounced back, and many of us have had to cut back on our expenses. Worse, many people fear for their future and worry that they won’t have enough money. Fear of lack is draining.
With Mars approaching conjunction with Pluto, there’s the potential for fear and panic to take over, especially regarding money and finances. Both planets also are moving toward a volatile square with Uranus. The latter is more likely to manifest in the collective. With the Republicans expected to take over the U.S. Senate in this week’s elections, there is a lot of anxiety over how the economy will be affected. The Mars-Uranus square is exact next week (November 12), so I’ll have more about that in my next forecast.
The good news is that both Mars and Pluto are in positive aspect with the Moon in Taurus and the Sun in Scorpio, the sign they co-rule. Moreover, Venus, the ruler of this Full Moon, is conjunct the Sun and also in a favorable aspect to Mars and Pluto. Financial worries can be translated to action, including measures such as cutting wasteful spending, selling valuables, earning a little extra on the side – the list is long.
The square from Jupiter to Saturn, rather than being difficult, can help in realistic financial planning. Most Americans could be a bit more frugal. Sometimes it’s just a matter of taking the time to look at your spending habits…
Just take care not to undo all of your saving and frugal spending next weekend, when Venus squares Jupiter (exact on Sunday, November 9). This is the classic “overindulge” aspect, especially with Jupiter in bling-loving Leo. Also take care with the food and drink.
Last but certainly not least, no Full Moon observance would be complete without exploring the sumptuous wisdom of April Elliott Kent, Jessica Shepherd, and Dana Gerhardt’s beautiful 3-Minute Taurus Full Moon Ritual, all from the Mooncircles website.
And by the way, I believe you’ll find that a careful reading of these articles mentioned will resonate with the powerful Tarot insights we’ve been discussing this week.
May all your rites be fruitfully, deeply blessed.