To be alive, fully alive, and awake in our aliveness we must feel. Feel every nuance. Every bump in the bed. Every place we’ve gone or would rather have gone dead.
We have to be willing to welcome in memories, realities and possibilities.
Something happens. Life happens. A move, a change, a breakup or a breakthrough happens and the body remembers. The physical being holds every aspect of the emotional one and we get reconnected to these old, these ancient, these prehistoric pathways.
To be conscious is to be willing to run with these wild wolves. To eat with them. To drink with them. To howl their howls and roam their untamed terrain.
To be on board with life itself is an honor. To live this life, to enjoy the senses, to allow the full range of human experience and to find ways of making it through, takes some kind of sturdiness. It takes some kind of willingness to stay the course. It takes some kind of core strength of the soul.
While full moons come and go, Taurus does not. Full moons tend to have us feeling the expansiveness of our emotional state, our spiritual situation and our psychological status. Taurus drops an anchor in the fluctuating tides. Taurus is that anchor.
We can be all kinds of talented. We can be all colors of the rainbow. We can be as bright as a thousand full moons. But if we are not able to hold our charisma, to land it, to ground it, to put it to use, our gifts can get the best of us. Our gifts alone cannot get us through this life.
It’s too easy to be strewn about these badlands.
Taurus teaches us to be our own anchor. Taurus is no nonsense strength. Taurus is our reserve of rocksteady. Taurus is a plethora of self-possession.
The moon loves being in Taurus. Taurus soothes. Taurus steadies. Taurus builds. Taurus slows down. Taurus enjoys. Taurus eats. Taurus naps. Taurus enjoys sensual sensations. Taurus stays calm and carries on.
The full moon in Taurus will arrive at 5:05 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 27th. It has a supportive trine from Pluto, a whole sign trine from Jupiter, Venus and Mars, and a sweet sextile from Neptune.
It’s a pretty chill lunation, which fits Taurus just fine.
It might be an effortless blooming in the part of our charts that contain Taurus (check your full moon horoscope to find out how this fits for you). It might feel steadying. It might feel like it is solidifying your energy and helping you to focus your efforts. It might feel like that but feelings are fleeting. It’s up to us to do the consistent-plodding-along-non-glamorous-work it takes to become the kind of folks that can steady themselves no matter what the upheaval.
Life will always come at us. Life will keep happening. Healing, evolving, and becoming more conscious doesn’t stop the pain from piercing our protective outer layers. It doesn’t stop difficulty from demanding entry into our lives. It won’t prevent the stretch marks that map out our personal paths. Self-reflection and therapeutic processes can teach us how to find our way through life with a solid stride, stumbles and all.
Taurus takes life in its stride. Taurus slows down to digest the moment. Taurus takes ease seriously, where there is less strain, there is less likely a missed moment.
The ruler of Taurus is Venus. Venus will be in Virgo in an almost exact opposition to Chiron in Pisces at the time of this full moon. Chiron can help us to learn great lessons about the nature of our pain and the power that our wounds can sometimes conceal. Venus connects us to whatever it touches and in Virgo it does so in a thoughtful, analytical and critical way. An opposition is a face-off. A direct view of what we are up against. A good look at an old friend.
This full moon comes with the opportunity to study ourselves as we look honestly into the eyes of our greatest teachers, our greatest sources of wisdom and maybe our greatest challenges. And as we look, as we feel and as we witness, may we simultaneously and without doubt, feel the undeniable strength and sturdiness of character it takes to do so.
Full moon blessings,