Friday, Nov 3 at 10.24pm PST
This full moon is called the Full Frost Moon or Full Beaver Moon as natives and settlers would set beaver traps before the water froze completely. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.
The Sun and Moon in total opposition between Taurus and Scorpio, or the axis of form. Together these two narrate visibility vs. invisibility, sense vs. intuition. Taurus represents matter, and Scorpio going beyond matter to understand its essence. Taurus abides in the landscape of raw physicality, and Scorpio sees through it. She knows the intangible.
Taurus is highly tactile and affectionate. She has a divine connection to her body. Her weaknesses include soft, warm and fuzzy things; sugar; cats; gourmet food; perfume/incense; long showers; sleeeep. However, the balanced bull is content with nothing but simple things. If Taurus can succeed in overcoming desire for material possessions, the next challenge is overcoming inertia. The bull moves slowly and often works in short yet highly productive bursts. She has a wonderful eye for aesthetic and immaculate attention to detail. Many Taureans work with their hands.
Taurus and Scorpio both seek a life of quality. The bull lives in the material world. Taurus invests in terrestrial life, often placing too much importance on worldly status symbols. Scorpio lives in the subconscious caverns we avoid. Scorpio is volatile, complex. Every time we reach a major turning point or make life-altering decisions, scorpion energy is present. The Full Moon in Taurus therefore represents definitive shift from one realm to another. The endings and beginnings rendered by this full moon speak of events from ancient recesses of the psyche, even other lifetimes.
Taurus sculpts and fortifies with sure-footed ease, but the scorpion is bedraggled by suspicion. She trusts not, nor can she be trusted. Scorpio snarls with fear. The crux of this full moon revolves around issues of power and control, and at its heart: Self-control. Scorpio reminds the bull that true power lies in conquering fear of the unknown, and the bull reminds the scorpion that it’s perfectly acceptable to spend time making our bodies and physical environment comfortable.
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. This one in particular suggests conflict. Though confrontations are uncomfortable, they are inevitable at these kinds of junctures and should prove very cathartic.
At this full moon last year I was living out of my car with my partner. We concluded that it was time to find a home, a place to be inside, and warm. It was a cold November, even in California, so Taurus came along at just the right time to remind us of the power of material comfort.
This year I am hosting a badass workshop at Heartwood Institute in the hills outside Garberville, CA. Join me for a bountiful full moon! We will spend eight hours together in lecture and yoga movement. Wherever you are, may you find abundance within and without. Go slow with Taurus Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: take me home