Celebrate the power and beauty of the feminine on the Full Moon at 6° 48′ Taurus on 29 October 2012 12:49 PM PDT. It is also the perfect time to express our appreciation for our Mother, the Earth . . . after all, where would we be without Her?
The lunation axis is part of a Kite Pattern with Chiron in Pisces and Ceres in Cancer emphasizing the need to care and nurture all beings in the collective . . . not just those we feel a personal connection with. When earth and water elements are aligned harmoniously they simply head out and take care of business with little fanfare and drama. People are fed, wounds are treated and wrongs righted in a calm, no nonsense manner and we all benefit.
I see this Full Moon as the perfect time to explore the feminine within and cherish that side of ourselves. Take a walk on the beach or any place where the land meets the water, spend time in silence meditating on the power of yielding or hang out with your favorite member of the fair sex. In this fast paced world we live in we can overlook the quiet beauties of simplicity and gentleness as well as the profound power found in the quiet places within us all.
Pluto in Capricorn plays a powerful supportive role through a trine to the Taurus Moon and a sextile to the Sun in Scorpio. As Saturn in Scorpio is widely conjunct the Sun and in mutual reception to Pluto, it adds more depth and strength to this Wedge Pattern. It is time to get serious about any outstanding debt we’re carrying and setting up a solid, workable to plan to pay those down. Take a common sense approach to budgeting to make sure all the basics are covered and allow just enough “fluff” to keep everyone from feeling too deprived. You know . . . eat out once a month instead of every week? Don’t try to fudge either since the Scorpio-Pluto lie detectors will be operating at peak efficiency.
Venus is now in her home sign of Libra sextile to fast talking Mercury in Sagittarius. The catch is Neptune in Pisces is squaring Mercury and is inconjunct Venus, effectively blurring the truth and creating a perfect setup for smooth talking con artists. Believe less than half of what that hot guy or gal is telling you, and take yourself home . . . alone. A Mars in Sagittarius opposition to Jupiter in witty Gemini so does not help either . . . a perfect storm of romantic misinformation. If you are out having fun at a pre-Halloween party, flirt and enjoy yourself but don’t take anything or anyone too seriously including yourself. Please avoid over indulging in food and drink or you might suffer the hangover from hell the next day for more than one reason!
It wouldn’t do to ignore Uranus in Aries either because it is semi-sextile the Taurus Moon and inconjunct the Sun in Scorpio. Edgy, irritable and quick to take offense may all describe Uranus in this situation. Anyone who has personal planets from 5° to 7° in either cardinal or fixed signs might feel the pinch. Rude, demanding behaviors could earn the Scorpio “Look”. LOL
Where I live in the northern latitudes the days are growing noticeably shorter and it is dark outside at night, especially away from bright city lights. The winter snows have not yet arrived to brighten the landscape and I appreciate the way the Full Moon illuminates the night even more. Contemplating the natural cycles of death and rebirth comes naturally looking over a landscape preparing for winter down time. Celebrate this awareness and how deeply it enriches our lives on this Full Moon in Taurus.
On a personal note: This time around the Sun in Scorpio exactly conjoins my natal twelfth house Jupiter in Scorpio placing the Taurus Moon in my sixth house. Small wonder I’m going on about life, death and transformation! Hey, be sure to read Jeff Jawer’s article on Sun in Scorpio: Fall Cleaning. He does a masterful job of explaining how to work with the Sun and Saturn in Scorpio.
Can I say knowing Mercury moves right along and pulls away from the square to Neptune is great? That’s because tNeptune’s in my third and this square is not going to help with clear thinking. Move on, little Mercury, move on.
Venus in Libra is OK since it will be sextile my natal Venus and the Mars-Jupiter opposition harmoniously aspects my Libra Moon. All to the good! Probably means I’m going to be in a good mood . . . just a trifle spacey.