This Full Moon occurs at 1 degree Taurus, on 24th October at 16.45 UT. The Sun and Venus in Scorpio oppose the Moon and Uranus in Taurus. Keywords are transformation, alchemy, grounding, peace, awakening, releasing, deep diving, karmic clearing, soul healing.
With so many planets in Scorpio at the moment, this Full Moon brings some much needed balance as it illuminates the earthy sign of Taurus. While Scorpio urges us to probe the depths of the psyche, confront, transform and heal, Taurus says be happy where you are. Just relax and enjoy. Create your own heaven.
Taurus is Venus-ruled, and we are reminded of simple pleasures. However great our problems seem to be, if we can take time out to enjoy simple moments, it can ease mental tension and help us to relax.
Taurus remedies are spending time in nature, breathing with the trees, earthing with bare feet on the ground. Taking the time to eat wholesome food with friends and family, or enjoying your own sweet company. Listening to music, blissing out to heavenly colours in art and nature, going to the theatre and revelling in the senses. Having a massage with aromatic oils. Breathing deeply and practising yoga asanas outdoors.
Taurus reminds us to listen to the body. We all have a body, however much we meditate, or live in our heads, or lose ourselves in work, the body needs taking care of and honouring. Do something to love and nurture your body today.
As Taurus is an earth sign, it is very much connected with Mother Gaia. Breathe in the light of the Full Moon, and connect deeply with the heart of Mother Gaia. Feel your feet upon the ground, your Earth Star chakra below the earth, your energies intrinsically woven into the ley lines and crystalline energies, the tree roots and deep earth medicine. Find your balance.
The Sun has just entered Scorpio, at 1 degree, and we enter the season of deep transformation. As the Sun conjuncts Venus, still retrograde in Scorpio, the issues that have been brewing in recent weeks will be highlighted. Relationships, past lovers, miscommunications, betrayals, dysfunctional dynamics, are the kinds of things that will come to the light of day for healing. Exes may reappear, but this will almost certainly be for the purpose of healing, and completing soul contracts, not to rekindle the relationship. Past issues may surface in your current relationship, and you have a chance to clear them under this influence. This can allow for better communication and a closer bond, or you may find that old karmic contracts are falling away and there is nothing compelling you to remain.
Scorpio has many layers to its deep, dark waters, and, like a deep sea diver, you are able penetrate to buried traumas from this life, and also ancestral, karmic and past life treasures waiting to be revealed and transformed. Powerful healing is available if you let go of fear. Release resentment, insecurities and doubts, and shine the light of your soul wisdom into the depths of your being. You are beautiful. Accept yourself as you are.
As Mercury aligns with Jupiter in Scorpio, it gives voice to the issues that have been emerging since last October, on a personal, social, political and world stage. The crime, corruption, sex scandals and inequalities that have been addressed through people power, activism and petitions, are finding a voice of healing and release. Much is still to be done, of course, but awareness is key, and Scorpio brings the darkness to light.
On the other hand, the Moon in Taurus is not so stable and peaceful, as it conuncts Uranus, the Great Awakener. Uranus loves to shake things up, challenge the status quo and make drastic changes. In stable Taurean earth, this is akin to a plough breaking up the land, or earthquakes forever changing the face of reality. Pay attention to the earthquakes in your life; they are alerting you to necessary changes, however hard they may seem.
So the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio are creating an evolutionary pressure to transform and heal deeply, by revealing past woundings and alchemising the energy. The Moon in Taurus urges you to breathe, relax, stabilise and connect with nature, while Uranus by her side throws a spanner in the works, disturbing and awakening at all costs. This is not a particularly comfortable Full Moon, so do take some moments for yourself whenever you can. Remember to breathe and just be.
Saturn in Capricorn, the Lord of Karma enthroned in his own sign is presiding over this moon, forming harmonious trines and sextiles to the Sun, Venus, Moon and Uranus. This means we have a great opportunity to heal and release past karma, and reset our boundaries in relationships, aligning with the natural laws and cosmic order once more. Make the most of this time. Open your eyes and see what needs to be seen. Be brave, be bold, release and let go. Don’t give in to fear, but love yourself deeply enough to heal, become whole, and be the person you are truly meant to be. This is divinely orchestrated. It is time.
Katy Sophia 24.10.2018
Soul Radiance Astrology