Full Moon in Taurus
11/14/2016 8:52 AM EST
Numerology of the Day: 7
[The Math = 11/14/2016 = 1+1+1+4+2+0+1+6 = 16 = 1+6 = 7]
Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence: The Hierophant
When strife is overtakes stability, there is always that one constant that can be relied on for those who have been led astray. This could very well be a religious figure who assists in the process of spiritual alignment, but less literally, maybe it’s as simple as a prayer or a ritual that is esteemed for its ability to bring order to all the madness of the world. When times are tough, it is of the utmost importance to know where [and to whom] to turn, for time is of the essence and every man must save himself before its too late.
Before projecting a wholesome superiority onto any old tradition or contracted official, it must be verified. Even the most tried, true, and trusted institution is capable of succumbing to corruption. Is there a hidden agenda, and if so, what is it?
The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.
What happens when the Sun in Scorpio tries to go there but the Moon in Taurus is immovably content on enjoying life right where it is?
Ruling Planet: Venus
Day of the Week: Friday
Opposite Sign: Scorpio
House Association: Second House
Tarot Card: The Hierophant
Stability, Determination, Self-Worth, Natural Resources, Material Goods, Values, Money, Luxury, Fine Dining, Classic Beauty, Sensuality, Temptation, Decadence, Mother Nature
The Sun in Scorpio revolves around power, control, and intensity. Scorpio is the sign of extremes, especially in the realm of the water element. Water concerns intimacy, romance, desire, illusion, and emotional fulfillment, on which Scorpio is fixated and even obsessed. Thus, when the Sun is in Scorpio, these spheres of life are supercharged with the most profound passion, and every move that is made is one that has the potential to transform everything. The Moon in opposite sign Taurus, however, feels less inclined to create crisis for the sake of catharsis. The Taurus Moon prefers the comfort of simpler, more organic approach to pleasure. These pleasures are easily attracted, so there is no manipulation necessary, as the best things in life come when they are not forced. To play Scorpio’s game of manipulation, there are many personal standards that must be betrayed, but value-oriented Taurus does not get down like that. Here we have the source of drama represented by this Full Moon.
Considering this potentially troublesome energy, there are some questions that beg asking right now for the sake of clarity, because the most important part of problem solving is figuring out what’s wrong in the first place. The answers to these questions could reveal more then expected. Not only will these questions reveal, but they will heal as well.
- “What am I worth?”
- “What is the one value that I refuse to compromise?”
- “What would I have to give up to honor this value?”
- “Am I going out of my way to make this happen?”
- “What am I getting out of this? Is it worth it?”
- “Am I too emotionally invested in affairs that are beyond my control?”
- “What sensations arise when I stop forcing the natural flow?”
- “What is my favorite taste? scent? sound? sight? physical feeling/tactile touch?”
- “Do I like how this feels?”
- “Where am I deriving the most pleasure right now?”
- “Is there a way to simplify this process?”
Once all conflicts are resolved, then we can enjoy the melodious surrender of this Full Moon.
Taurus rules sensuality and Scorpio rules sexuality, so this could be quite an erotic release after a tense build up of raw creativity energy. Not only is the act of lovemaking physical, but also spiritual, especially right now. Think back on any intentions that were set a couple weeks ago. Maybe they’ve begun to manifest, maybe not yet. Either way, let’s try to keep the vision of these intentions in mind as we approach this big climax, for extra power.
Taurus/Scorpio rule money, both earned and inherited. This Full Moon is likely to stimulate an increase in the flow of cash and the material goods. What we have is tied intrinsically to our self-esteem, so pay attention to that connection. We must be open to receiving abundance, recognize the beauty of the resources with which we are blessed, and cast away all doubts that have previously obstructed us from enjoying what we are worth. Now is the moment to enjoy the luxurious gifts of mother nature, such as the fine fabric to wear, live music to listen, and gourmet meals to eat. Don’t we deserve the best?
Taurus is known negatively as the stubborn sign, and Scorpio’s just as inflexible in the attainment of its desires. When we feel as though someone else is being difficult, this is a divine sign that we are focusing too much on trying to play puppeteer to an unwilling puppet, which is something we probably wouldn’t appreciate if it were being done to us. The solution comes when we focus less on trying to maintain the facade of control over the external environment, thereby allowing ourselves to focus more on giving and receiving love with no strings attached.