October 24, 2018: 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 today.
“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.
This year, the Taurus Full Moon weaves in both more beauty and more surprises. That’s because Venus in Scorpio resides close to the Sun and Uranus in Taurus close to the Moon.
And with that, what we value, how we discern what has richness, and our claiming of our personal worth may captivate our attention, and offer us surprising and unexpected insights. We could also find that we want to unlatch some of the confines that have held our relationships in a certain structure and form, opening up the door to more freedom, self-expression, and a greater ability to connect to pleasure and love.
Seduction feels like a key theme, as we consider how to invite more passion into our lives, expanding the stage upon which our desires can have voice. At the same time, we may discover our edges, the places in which we teeter, that balance point wherein lays the marriage of power and surrender. (For more on how seduction may captivate our attention, see this week’s Stellar Insights.)
What becomes illuminated this week may offer us innovative insights and directions, the path to which may actually come through surprises that shake us out of rote ways of being, thinking, and feeling. If what felt secure no longer does, remember that it’s possible to find a host of new steady states, new rhythms that bring you not only comfort but an indelible connection to your personal power.
This month’s Full Moon falls at 2 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 12:45 pm EDT