November 14, 2016: Taurus Full Moon
During the Taurus Full Moon the question “Does this feel good?” takes high precedence, becoming a compass with which we can navigate the choices we make. We can use it to evaluate relationships and situations, reflecting upon whether they help us to feel safe, secure, and inherently appreciated and affirmed.
With the heightened sensuality that this Full Moon yields, we can also ask ourselves “Does this feel good?” from a physical perspective, allowing ourselves to further assess the foods, aromas, sounds, and kinesthetic experiences through which we find valuable nourishment. With both signs relating to between-the-sheets experiences—Taurus because of its affinity with sensual pleasures, Scorpio because of its alignment with our desire nature—we may feel more drawn to express passions of the heart.
“Does this feel good?” is an especially relevant question given that Taurus likes comfort while Scorpio oftentimes finds regeneration inspired by discomfort. The Taurus Full Moon can provide an opportunity to help us identify how to strike a balance—to nourish ourselves without resting in stasis while inspiring our inner transformation in a compassionate, rather than ruthless, manner.
The theme of continuity may be prominent. On the one hand, we crave knowing what comes next and hoping that things will continue with a steady rhythm. And yet, there may also be part of us that desires to stir things up, and experience what arises when we probe the unseen and unsaid, opening the door for the possibility of discontinuity. Honor your need for both, finding situations that allow one to not negate the other but instead to complement it.
Scorpio is often associated with the shadow, the undercurrents, that which is buried. During this lunation with the Moon in earth-centered Taurus, consider whether there is way to ground and give form to your own personal shadow. Are there practices and rituals you can do--artwork, dancing, talking with a trusted ally, et al.--that you can do to bring deep and/or relegated-to-the-unheard feelings and thoughts to the surface, giving them voice and containment. This may be a step forward not only in personal healing but collective healing.
This month’s Full Moon falls at 23 degrees of Scorpio (Sun) and Taurus (Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a Full Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Scorpio or Taurus or the other fixed signs—Leo and Aquarius—it may impact you more intensely.
Taurus Full Moon Apothecary Suggestions
Scorpio is associated with the genitals, reproductive system, urinary tract, and large intestine while Taurus is associated with the neck, throat, thyroid, and inner ears. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this Full Moon.
Aphrodisiac foods: Indulge in foods that tickle your senses. Some reputed aphrodisiacs include dark chocolate, oysters, artichokes, saffron, and asparagus. Even if they don’t end up lifting your libido, since these delicious foods are so nutrient-rich they’ll definitely elevate your health and wellness.
Sexy smells: Surround yourself with fragrant essential oils that inspire your passionate nature, using them in baths, body oils, or as a perfume. If you’re looking for new aromas to stoke your sensual nature and sex drive, consider ylang ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, and ginger.
* The Full Moon is exact at 5:52 am PST