Full Moon in Taurus on 12th November 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Taurus

Taurus takes its time, will only do things at its own pace. Taurus has the reputation of being stubborn but sometimes it is more of a sense of determination, it keeps pushing through persistently right till the very end refusing to give up no matter what stands in front of it.  In saying that, Taurus can be stubborn even when it’s wrong, it is the Bull after all, careful, low risk, taking its time in building a solid foundation.

Taurus has a very sensual nature loving anything that involves the five senses, beautiful food, art, music, watching a sunset need to feel connected to the Earth loving the look smells and feels of nature and life around it.

One of the endearing things about Taurus is its patience, it is practical, with an appreciation of bodily pleasures and does have a love for the finer things in life. However, it is important that Taurus looks to see beauty beyond possessions.

Key Taurus Facts:

  • Taurus Ruling Planet: Venus (love, sensuality, beauty, planet of money, value)

  • Taurus Ruling House:  2nd House:  your value, your money, luxury, reliable, kind

  • Taurus Shadow: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising, resentful, laid back, materialistic, low self-esteem, low value of oneself. 

  • Taurus Symbol: The Bull

  • Taurus Medical Ruler: Throat, neck, vocal chords, thyroid

  • Taurus Element: Earth

  • Taurus Modality: Fixed (persistent, consistent)

  • Taurus Counterbalance Sign:  Scorpio

Full Moon in Taurus

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Full Moon in Taurus.

The Full Moon in Taurus calls on you to enjoy anything physical to engage your senses - eating tasty delicious food, taking in the beauty of nature, appreciating art, poetry, softness, sensuality and love. 

With Taurus ruling finances and security the Taurus Full Moon is an ideal time to put your finances under the microscope to see how you can better utilise your money and resources.  Taurus fears poverty and insecurity.  You may be able to create additional income from your knowledge, hobbies and interest or your natural talents. 

It is also a good time to appreciate art, poetry and to be amongst beautiful surroundings including nature. To listen to your favourite music, research has proven that music can have profound effects on us to ease our worries and anxieties. 

Celebrate your voice with whispering and sing, (check out our blog post on singing), roll around the grass, walk on the beach, smell the fragrance of flowers or have a beautiful meal, have cuddles and hugs, really indulge your senses. 

Take a long bath and feel the supportive calming water around your body or have a romantic evening with a significant other. Indulge yourself in being alive, the pleasure of being here, celebrate everything about and around you. The feeling of contentment are all the energies of the Taurus Full Moon.

At this time the Taurus Full Moon faces the Sun in Scorpio, its opposite sign. When the Sun is in Scorpio the energies are complex while the moon in Taurus is simple making the counterbalancing of these opposing signs perfect. The Taurus Full Moon can help us make life simple again by grounding us in doing things at a slower pace.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Taurus Full Moon

  • Don’t be rushed, give yourself time to consider

  • Think about ways you can create additional income

  • Appreciate nature and the abundance around you

  • Really connect with your senses

  • Give and receive hugs and cuddles

  • Let’s Get Physical - Lift some weights to help build up your muscles

  • Plant some veggies or new plants in the garden

  • Listen to your body and give it what it needs, including cooking something healthy and tasty

  • Make some time for romance with your significant other

  • Meditate

How the Full Moon in Taurus Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. The Full Moon in Taurus will help you take time to make yourself feel comfortable. The faithful hot water bottle is a reliable friend in the initial days of cramps. Taking your time and just breathe to give yourself respite while nourishing your body with nutritious food you can slow down and rest.

Week 2:

As your energy increases your mood, brain power, confidence and excitement are manifested. The Full Moon in Taurus celebrates your senses to enjoy anything physical.  You will be able to get things done in a calm, grounded and focused way.  It is likely your finances and money will come under focus looking at how effectively you employ your money to work best for you. Your natural creative talents could be applied to increasing your income. Taurus loves beauty, softness and sensuality, to be in beautiful surroundings, listening to great music, appreciating art or having something decadent to eat, taking the time to stimulate the senses will make this week magical.

Week 3:

Things begin to wind down in this week which is ideal for the Taurus Full Moon. You may prefer time alone this week to reflect on the areas of your life. If the areas are needing changes, you can address them in a calm and grounded way. Reflection of your life can be a lovely experience, being grateful and savouring how blessed you are.  This week also sees hormones taking a dive so watch for moodiness. Take some time to enjoy comforts whether that’s cooking a beautiful meal, being in nature or a soothing bath.

Week 4: 

This is the most challenging week of the menstrual cycle, PMS is here where hormones drop to almost non-existent levels. Feelings of low self-esteem are the worst of suffering and may hit hard in this week. The Full Moon in Taurus helps you to be kinder and patient with yourself. Irritability, impatience and feelings of depression are all part of this week, it is so important you make sure you have good nutrition, hydration and to nurture yourself with loving emotions in this week. 

*** The Full Moon in Taurus will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

 You can find recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle and Astrology will help find the meaning behind the New Moon in Capricorn and harness its energies.

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