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Tuesday, Nov 12 at 5.37am PST
North American indigenous tribes call the November full moon the Frost Moon or Beaver Moon as people would set beaver traps at this time before the water froze. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise; this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Moon and sun oppose one another in Taurus and Scorpio. Two aspects coincide with this full moon. On one end, the sun will be nearly conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, so both of them oppose the moon in Taurus. The moon, however, is getting some help from a very powerful ally: Pluto, ruler of Scorpio. If there’s anyone you want support from during a Scorpio storm, it’s definitely Pluto.
With moon opposite Mercury Retrograde, we have a classic battle of the heart (moon) and the head (Mercury). But this is no big deal for Pluto, forming a friendly trine to the moon. With both of these planets in earth signs (full moon in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn), the result is very grounding.
Though Taurus walks with sure feet, Scorpio slinks low to the ground, stopping often to peer inquisitively into the belly of complex psychological issues. The crux of this full moon revolves around power and control, and at its heart: self-control. Scorpio is volatile and complex, snarling with fear. This archetype pushes us to make life-altering decisions. As such, this full moon heralds definitive psychological shift. Any emotional reactions that bubble up originate from ancient recesses of the psyche.
Taurus and Scorpio both seek a life of quality. The bull invests most of her energy in the material world. Scorpio seeks quality in the subconscious caverns others avoid. She reminds the bull that we have an obligation to conquer our fear of the unknown, and the bull reminds the scorpion to check in and make sure everyone is comfortable. It is certainly convenient to have a home base at this time, a place to be warm. Winter creeps in day by day. The full moon in Taurus enters at just the right moment with some material comfort.
Indeed, Taurus is tactile and affectionate, with a divine connection to her body. The bull moves slowly, working in short yet highly productive bursts. Many Taureans create with their hands, sculpting and fortifying with ease. Bulls have a wonderful eye for aesthetic. Taurean weaknesses include soft, warm, fuzzy things; sugar; cats; gourmet food; long showers; and endless sleep. However, the balanced bull is content with only the basics. If Taurus can succeed in overcoming desire for material possessions, her next challenge is overcoming inertia!
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what.
Affirmation: Some things I see – others I cannot yet