Artwork: Autumn Skye Morrison
This Full Moon lands on Samhain and is also a blue moon- the second full moon in one month. Marking the half-way point between Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice, this is a time when the darkness overtakes the light for the Northern Hemisphere.
As the darkness grows, may we remember what the ancients knew- that the darkness is not evil, but the vast quantum field of potential out of which all possibility and matter are born.
This time of year, holds rich potential where we can bravely face our fears and embrace the things that frighten us and find that they aren’t so scary after all. In fact, it is in doing this that we tap our true power- confidence in who we are and what we believe, a knowing of the self that cannot be shaken by any outside force.
Saturn and Jupiter are in their final dash out of the sign of Capricorn, so this is wrap up time for all of the lessons they have been emphasizing and making you work for over the last year. Likewise, the Taurus Moon asks us to relax and find some pleasure in our lives. Let’s all pause and give ourselves and one another some credit for how well we have done this year in spite of the fear that is being fed almost everywhere we look.
The Taurus Full Moon is with game-changer Uranus. This can be a grand moment of awakening, or a moment of crisis. The choice is ours. The illumination of the Taurus Moon by Scorpio light begs us ask- what deep, unconscious collective fears are manifesting into the material realm right now? How are they affecting the material reality we live in? And if you can see this- then you can change it!
We can choose what information we take in, expose ourselves to and give energy to. Mercury squares Saturn from Libra during this lunation. We can choose again to dig deep for the stories that keep us stuck in old patterns, prevent our awakening and from living our true potential. We can choose fear and control, or we can choose to see and believe in the harmony and beauty all around us. We can believe that there is no possible resolution or we can take a fierce and valiant heart to the table each moment of every day.
Only a free mind, questioning and thinking critically can have any hope to see through the mess that is mass media at this time. Stay informed, but make sure to be informing the world with what you feel in your heart of hearts- cultivate your joy and gratitude actively. You are equally as much a creator of this world as anyone else.
The Taurus Moon is also with Black Moon Lilith, amplifying the voice of the scorned feminine within all beings and most importantly, the Earth herself. The Great Mother whose voice calls to be heard, whose mysteries ask to be explored like a tender lover. Let’s stop fearing the anger and rage born of oppression, but instead honor and hold it tender and dear and sacred so that it may be suddenly transformed into rich fertile soil.
For it is through our greatest failures that the determination to thrive and obtain abundance is found again. This moon allows the sudden up-leveling out of our stuckness around our self-worth, abundance and pleasure. We are leaving the age where self-sacrificing our magic, joy and worthiness to receive makes one admirable.
Instead, Uranus is calling us to radically embody our higher selves NOW. Not wait until a, b, and c are in place. But to act according to the highest version of you that you can imagine. Watch and see how you blossom.
This means we are also being asked to hold space for others to radically transform. Perhaps we can approach old relationships with a fresh curiosity. Venus, now in Libra is opposing Chiron in Aries is emphasizing how the intelligence of the heart has been wounded by proposed selfishness. Meaning, when we learn to truly listen and honor the truth within our hearts aligned with unconditional love, not what others tell us to think or want us to believe, we are actually serving the highest good for al beings.
This will naturally lead to peace and harmony in our relationships, but we must be willing to let go of where we have been taught this is selfish or wrong. Allow your soul to embody your temple fully and do not fear, we are each rising into our true power as healers and individuals through this Mars retrograde. If it feels lonely, seek more deeply your connection to source. The unconditional love that is always surrounding and inside of you.