Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon 2014

Full Moons are the perfect expression of the seed planted at the New Moon.  Our last New Moon was a solar eclipse, a more intense version of our monthly new moons.  Solar eclipses start a new cycle and birth something new, something that’s been waiting to be expressed and lived out. 

With this Scorpio solar eclipse, the energy was intensified by Scorpio’s tremendous emotional power. You might find yourself compelled by others to confront your projections and fears.  What have you been feeling and hiding?  What feeling is bursting to come out?  Why won’t you let it out? Apple’s CEO Tim Cook admitted he was gay and proud of it.  What have you pulled out of your closet? 

An intense Goddess for this time of year is Ereshkigal, the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld, sister and twin to the bright goddess Inanna.  If you want to go soul searching and confront your Shadow, Ereshkigal is the goddess for you.  You can read more about Ereshkigal at my Lady Wisdom blog at:

At the solar eclipse two weeks ago, we were challenged to birth a new emotional body—one that can relate to others in a healthy, self-aware way.  That means examining those feelings and needs you usually repress and try to ignore. That means letting our emotions speak to us so we know what we’re feeling and then can communicate it to others.  With Venus and Pallas joining that solar eclipse, we were seeded with the cosmic intelligence and strategy to ensure that a deep emotional purge could take place.  Venus gives us the self-love we need to let these stagnant waters drain away.  We need to let these repressed feelings flow out of us, so new feelings can flow in.  Our emotional bodies need to grow up.  Now’s the time for it!

Scorpio relates to how we are intimate with others, how we share values and ideals, how we differ and yet how we get along despite those differences.  Scorpio helps us change through the alchemical bath in its Cauldron of Transformation. 

Our Scorpio nature desires and fears in equal measure. We all desire, first and foremost, love.  Our desires are centered on people, activities and things we love.  But we also have a fear of love, a fear put there by patriarchal thinking.  Because patriarchy has always feared love as the one force that can make you forget all loyalties and commitments to the social order.  That’s why it’s so hard for most people to take the leap and stop working just for the money and start working at what they love.

This Taurus Full Moon will ground those desires, since Taurus is the Builder and form-giver of the zodiac.  This is the sign of manifestation, of bringing something into form.  Taurus is also the sign of values—not just social values, but our personal values.  What we value, we pursue.  Taurus wants to know what we value in life, how we value life, and how we value ourselves.  Reflecting on Scorpio’s hidden watery depths, this Taurus Moon helps us become aware of what we want most in life.  What will give us joy, what will bring us peace, what will open up our creativity! 

Taurus Full Moon 2014 
          The Taurus Full Moon occurs on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 2:23pm PST/ 5:23pm EST/ 10:23pm GMT. 

This Full Moon occurs at 15* of Scorpio and Taurus—the power gates of these two signs.  Honored at Samhain and Beltane, these are the gates of winter and summer, death and life, darkness and light.  The veils are thin when the Sun passes over these degrees and energies can pass back and forth through the veils.  Something significant can come through these gates if we call.  What do you love?  Call to it! 

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 15* Scorpio is: Children playing around 5 mounds of sand.  This image symbolizes the development of the higher creative mind.  Humanity’s destiny is to develop into a five-fold being—the Pentagram or Venus’ 5 pointed star.  The number 5 symbolizes the mind in its most creative and penetrating aspect—the mind that can work through Love.1   This is a symbol of future-oriented growth.  So play around and see what you come up with!  

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 15* Taurus is: Head covered with a rakish silk hat, muffled against the cold, a man braves a storm.  Hats symbolize authority and power.  Since a hat covers the head, it contains our attitudes and opinions about things.  This silk hat seems incongruous to wear in a storm, but there’s something endearing about the rakish tilt and the luxurious material that says that our thoughts must be sophisticated, noble and just a bit mischievous to brave the storms of life coming our way.   

Venus is still traveling with the Sun and both are catching up with Saturn.  Venus in Scorpio renews herself.  Love is deep and passionate and committed.  When Venus joins up with Saturn on November 12th, try to find a way to express your love—to yourself and to others. Saturn is another form-giver. 

Mars and Pluto’s energies most definitely influence us on this Full Moon. Mars joins Pluto in Capricorn on November 10th and squares Uranus in Aries on November 12th, upping the ante on the desire to CHANGE!  Expect emotional upheavals that will free up your energy.  Mars and Pluto are all about the best use of power.  Mars is focus and will while Pluto provides the power punch of evolution.  When Uranus joins the story, expect the unexpected! 

Uranus’ quirky relationship with the Sun opens us to our originality and uniqueness.  We each have our own path to wholeness, our own personal perspective on how to bring about change.  Follow your own guidance system now.  

At the moment there is a very big sunspot sending out gigantic solar flares. The entire atmosphere is getting supercharged by these explosions.  Besides communication satellites going down, our own electrical body will be resonating to this cosmic energy.  We need to focus that energy on change.  

Thankfully, the Taurus Moon will help us ground it.  If you get too overwhelmed by the energies, meditate on being a tree.  Reach your roots down into the earth and spread your branches to the heavens.  Become the World Tree, the Axis on which everything spins.  Get centered and you can ground this energy.

We are still in the energy of death, so spend some time thinking about your ancestors—both your biological ones and your heart ones.  Set up an altar to them and give them the food and drink they love best.  If we honor the best of what came before us, we can bring those energies into the future.

Happy Samhain.
Walk in the Light,

1.     Rudhyar, Dane, An Astrological Mandala.
I Am Completely Different

I am completely different.
Though I am wearing the same tie as yesterday,
am as poor as yesterday,
as good for nothing as yesterday,
I am completely different.
Though I am wearing the same clothes,
am as drunk as yesterday,
living as clumsily as yesterday, nevertheless
I am completely different.

Ah ...
I patiently close my eyes
on all the grins and smirks
on all the twisted smiles and horse laughs---
and glimpse then, inside me
one beautiful white butterfly
fluttering towards tomorrow.

~ Kuroda Saburo ~

(translated by James
Kirkup, Burning Girraffes: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Poetry)