Taurus Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse
Friday November 19th, 2021
12:57amPT/3:57amET *For exact times of the eclipse visible in North America visit timeanddate.com
This Taurus Full Moon brings with it beginnings and endings. With the nodes at the final degrees of Gemini-Sagittarius (or rather the first, since the nodes move backwards) bringing is the first taste of what the next 18 months of eclipses along the Scorpio-Taurus axis will bring. We are in the space of weaving- weaving stories, dreams, visions, archetype and myth; and preparing to bring them into form.
Ceres, the archetypal mother, goddess of fertility, the harvest and grain sits beside the North Node. She indicates something ripe and ready to give birth within the Mind of the collective fueled by individual experience. Gemini is the storyteller, myths and mind magic. We may be called to nurture the inspirations that are coming in now, to mother a new mythology.
This New Mythology will be crucial as we face powerful changes in 2022. It will need to be adaptable, self-correcting, living. It will need to serve us as Scorpio SN is leaving behind old desires, outdated and not useful as the Taurus NN inspires us to care for what we have. Give thanks and gratitude for the present moment. Embodying that which we desire instead of seeking it outside of ourselves.
Seeing as the south node is about spiritual purification we will collectively be purifying our desires, our will and our profound sense of power within.
These eclipses will bring the purification of the outdated, arcane relationships with power across human civilization and within the human psyche as we seek to cultivate values and embody them. To live from a place of naturalness within our being. To practice Being. Being at one with the Universal Being as well as honoring the individuation of being ourselves.
We are forever in a dance of individuation and re-merging. Of Merging and Emerging. This very dance is the Nature of Life. That sacred thing which we find ourselves a part of. Be a part of it. Be a part of your life. Embody yourself.
But how do we become more embodied? Is it through making a million videos of ourselves dancing and typing blurbs about how embodied it is? Or is it leaving behind the tech to climb a mountain, plunge the depths of canyons. Slither between rocks into the womb of the Earth, Dance beneath her stars with NO-ONE watching but the Gods and Goddesses themselves? What makes you feel embodied is what makes you feel alive.
Jupiter in Aquarius is squaring the eclipse representing the fall of old ideals and idols. The Gods of old are dead, it has been said. If so, let us erect new monuments, new leaders, new visionaries within ourselves this time. We can pray to the stars and remember that we too are stardust.
The planet of purpose and our beliefs asks that we reevaluate the gods of technology and modernism. Do social media, zoom calls, western medicine or their ideals truly serve us in meeting our deep psychological needs for intimacy and a healthy and free embodiment of our human experience?
This is a moment to pause and deeply reflect on what is coming up for you around your relationship with money, beauty, body image, food and food security, relationships and the right use of power. Eclipses are unpredictable by nature, so awareness and self awareness are the guiding light through the portal that we may make deeply informed decisions now and in the coming year.
Eclipses are of the nature of magic. They are portals that align the energy bodies of the Sun, Moon and Earth exactly. The Moon, who brings souls into being comes directly between Earth and the Source itself, the Sun. This symbolizes something spiraling out of the deep psyche of humanity for transmutation.
The challenge is to take all of our deep psychological work and be an embodiment of it. To let it inform our very sense of being, without actually being all of our triggers, traumas and suffering. But instead, to see it for the great mystery that it is, and the magic we have to play with it.
Taurus is the relationship to our bodies, and the coming year will be focused very strongly on how we are moving towards a healthier relationship with our embodiment, one that is more aligned with the Laws of Nature. With Uranus in Taurus playing a key role in some of the eclipses there will be a focus on freedoms relating to our bodies and our ability to live freely embodied in this world.
This is a moon for deep introspection aimed at alchemization so that we may extract our power that has been hidden in that shadow of rage, shame, guilt or abuse. You were born to embody your full self, truly and beautifully. To walk gracefully in alignment with your purpose, loved, held and fueled by every mistake and hardship.
May we see our struggles as the greatest opportunities for growth, reclaiming our power by recognizing that every undesirable aspect of ourselves is actually a misguided attempt at getting love. Let our hearts see this truth with acceptance and we can redirect the will towards healthier and more abundant visions of living in harmony with ourselves and all of Nature.
Art- Salvador Dali