Taurus Full Moon
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 9:21 a.m. PT
This month’s Full Moon occurs at Twenty-Nine degrees of Taurus. This is important because a constellation is only thirty-degrees in its entirety and when the Moon’s lunation cycle peaks and culminates at the end of a zodiac sign it projects its energies more intensely.
Full Moons illuminate the subconscious realms of the human psyche and highlight the areas symbolized by the constellations and planetary aspects. The strength of this month’s Full Moon is sure to be noticed as it falls in the sign of the bull.
Astrologically, Taurus represents the material and spiritual realms. From a material perspective it is the sign that correlates security with survival – what brings us security, or allows us to feel secure, will promote our survival. When the Moon is in Taurus we can find ourselves wanting to enjoy and relax within the sensual and material realms that we have created. Spiritually, Taurus represents the divine and sacred mysteries. Taurus is ruled by the inner side of Venus marking this an auspicious time to turn inward and focus on one’s connection with self and the divine spark within.
The Venus rulership of Taurus is especially important for this month’s Full Moon because Venus finally turned direct on November 17th after having been retrograde for over two months. Although Venus is now direct, it will remain in its shadow period through December 20th. Many of us have had opportunities to question our intimate relationship dynamics during this period. What do we truly value and how do we love others based on those values? Watch for this Full Moon to bring about new inner revelations about how you love yourself and love others.
Neptune and Chiron, the two planetary bodies associated with healing, are making a challenging aspect with this Full Moon. This aspect may unveil previously buried emotional dynamics that need our attention and likely our commitment to healing. Venus is synonymous with LOVE and when associated with Taurus she is asking us to cultivate a loving relationship with our inner self. Venusian love comes from the heart, while Neptune and Chiron are in the sign of Aquarius which rules the brain.
Neptune and Chiron will be traversing the sky together during the remaining two years of the Mayan calendar – 2012. The Mayan elders tell us that during this final period of time we must “Shift” our way of being from our minds to our hearts and to cultivate loving relationships with the feminine, our inner self, one another and to our mother – GAIA. It is through love that the healing of our selves, one another and our planet can occur.
If you haven’t already made The Shift a priority in your life, this month’s Full Moon is a great time to begin.
Self-love is the instrument of our preservation. – Voltaire
Copyright 2010 by Linda Kaye