© Diane Lang
Anyone expecting drama and excitement on this Full Moon at 25° 26′ Taurus may be in for a letdown. Taurus prefers to keep drama to a minimum and with only one planet in fire and none in air, the status quo will prevail. A conjunction between the rulers of the Scorpio Sun and Taurus Moon, Pluto and Venus, in conventional Capricorn confirms this.
Any time Venus conjoins Pluto, control issues surface and jealousy can rear its ugly head. Since Capricorn leans towards being controlling in their relationships already and Uranus in Aries is square the Venus-Pluto conjunction, we may see vicious arguments erupt seemingly out of nowhere over who is the boss. The basis of those disagreements though is likely the result of resentment building up behind the scenes for quite some time. Keep in mind the recent Solar Eclipse in Scorpio stirred up the mud at the bottom of some very deep waters. Those who have personal planets from 8° to 11° in the cardinal signs are candidates for standing up and letting the world know they have had enough!
A waxing trine between Saturn in Scorpio and Jupiter in Cancer (exact on December 12) connects to Mars in Virgo to create a mini-triangle in earth and water. This fortuitous pattern combines work ethic, inspiration and plenty of tenacity – perfect for works in progress. It affirms the need to go with clear strategies based firmly in reality. Success will come from sustained effort and a pragmatic approach.
For those who are still in the planning stages, the Mercury-North Node conjunction in Scorpio widely trine Neptune in Pisces is wonderful for choosing a direction. Our dreams, both while sleeping and when awake, may provide the keys needed to make the best possible choice. Intuition and gut feelings are an important factor here.
As Taurus Full Moons go, this is an especially touchy feely one. Celebrate the occasion with good food and drink in a comfortable environment. After the tensions of the eclipse season, we could use some down time, relaxing with friends and family. The Moon enjoys her stay in sensual, down to earth Taurus and with no major aspects to the luminaries to disturb matters we might as well eat, drink and be merry!
On a personal note: The lunar axis aligns with my Ascendant-Descendant with the Sun on my ASC. This is also when my progressed Venus in Scorpio arrives to conjoin my Ascendant for about a year and a half. At my age I’m thinking this means I will be aging with a modicum of grace. Nice!
The Mercury-North Node conjunction conjoins my natal Jupiter whilst my natal Mars gets kisses from both Mars in Virgo and Jupiter in Cancer. Looks like a great time to be planning the road ahead though all will not be revealed until Mercury emerges from my twelfth house. Like most twelfth house types, I have a rich inner life . . . something I occasionally share with you lucky souls who stop by here! *being facetious*
An aside: When I realized this lunation post was shorter and more to the point than usual, I started laughing. That is very appropriate for Taurus, Scorpio and a lunation chart leaning almost exclusively to earth and water.