November 4, 2017: Taurus Full Moon
This Full Moon features the Moon in Taurus, a sign very focused upon experiencing the world through the senses. When the Moon is in Taurus we’re oriented more towards what’s seen, touched, smelled, tasted and heard than on what’s perceived, or felt, to be there.
The Sun, of course is in the opposite sign, that of Scorpio. With the Sun in Scorpio, we’re oriented towards the passionate. Emotions run deep, and we are aware—perhaps to a large extent, or perhaps to a smaller one—that things exist below the surface. Just because something isn’t seen or said, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Therefore, during this Full Moon, we’re needing to weave together a feeling of comfort from feeling secure both practically and emotionally. Honoring one rather than both may have us feeling imbalanced. We need to honor both the seen and unseen, what’s on the surface and what’s below.
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 (et al.) today.
Both Taurus and Scorpio are oriented towards security, although from different perspectives. Scorpio has us tap into the primal fear of abandonment, which may seed our inner motivations and how we approach relationships and other creations in our life. Taurus connects us with the feeling of earth-bound security, and the desire for rhythm and a sense of constancy one can rely upon.
Therefore, safety and security may be themes of this time. Carve out moments for yourself to focus in on these arenas, better understanding not only what you need to feel secure but also how you act and react when that security – whether emotional, relationship-wise, reputation wise or other—feels threatened.
The numinous planet Neptune ties into this Full Moon this month (it makes a harmonious trine to the Sun and supportive sextile to the Moon). And with this, we may find ourselves taken out of ourselves even more, which could inspire compassion, forgiveness, or feeling imbued with the presence of our creative muse.
Additionally, during this time of November’s Full Moon there’s a strong emphasis on Venus, the planet of love and beauty, reflected by there being a Venus/Saturn Sextile and Venus/Uranus Opposition. The Venus/Saturn Sextile may have us focusing upon the importance of creating our life so that it aligns with our values. And yet, with the Venus/Uranus Opposition we may find ourselves surprised by how we feel about a friend, a piece of art, or something from which we usually derive pleasure. It’s a time when we may find that we feel more supported by a relationship, object of beauty, or way of inviting more love into our lives by loosening a sense of attachment to the way they should express themselves in our lives, and the way we should feel about them. Be open to the unexpected and shifting your definition of what brings you ease, grace, and harmony.
This month’s Full Moon falls at 12 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 1:23 am EDT