Wednesday, Oct 24 at 9.47am PST
Moon and Sun oppose one another in Taurus and Scorpio. This full moon is called the Frost Moon or Beaver Moon as natives would set beaver traps at this time before the water froze. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
The Full Moon in Taurus heralds definitive shift. Emotional reactions rendered by this full moon speak of events from ancient recesses of the psyche. Taurus sculpts and fortifies with sure-footed ease, but the scorpion is bedraggled by suspicion. The crux of this full moon revolves around issues of power and control, and at its heart: self-control. Scorpio snarls with fear. If she trusts not, neither can she be trusted.
Taurus and Scorpio both seek a life of quality. The bull lives in the material world, investing greatly 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.
Scorpio 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 physically and emotionally sound. You may be a gypsy, looking for a home, a place to be warm. Winter is coming. Taurus enters at just the right moment to reintroduce material comfort.
Taurus is tactile and affectionate with a divine connection to her body. Her weaknesses include soft, warm, fuzzy things; sugar; cats; gourmet food; long showers; endless sleep. However, the balanced bull is content with nothing but the basics. If Taurus can succeed in overcoming desire for material possessions, her 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. Many Taureans work with their hands.
During the Scorpio season last year, and particularly around this full moon, I was living with a group of people out in the woods in California, and along came an ensorcelling Taurus-Scorpio woman. She clung to me, drunk or sober, told me she loved me, told me we were “sisters” in a parallel universe, and all the while I felt her sapping my life force, digging into my psychic space. A most unwelcome and overwhelming vampiric archetype, but a powerful woman nonetheless.
This full moon forms an electric conjunction to Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. It is not within my scope to say exactly how this will manifest, but rest assured that something of which we are currently unaware is rapidly rising to the fore. Please be cautious, especially on the financial front and with material possessions such as cars, as there is a higher likelihood for accidents.
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. Unwind with Taurus Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Wear earth colors like green. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I create my home within