Friday, 23 October 2015

Full Moon in Taurus 'Get er Done'

We have recently passed through a period of high stress which included confrontations and challenges and a sense of  banging our heads against a wall. Ouch.

Now it's time to 'get er done' as we head toward a luscious Full Moon in Taurus this coming Tues, Oct 27, at 3 am UT, 8 AM Eastern standard. 

The Pluto Uranus square, though waning, has continued to stir up powerful tensions; the Sun and Mercury moving through Libra   reactivated the 'shake up -wake up' message, and some are still feeling the sting. That, combined with Saturn’s recent square to the feel good planets (Venus, Jupiter)  created a rather tense few weeks.

With the North Node/Collective Destiny point hovering at a critical degree in Libra,  interpersonal relationships have been the proving ground as we discovered just how tangled up we still are in our old patterns. Saturn in Sagittarius is there to challenge  core beliefs;  and many are  discovering how hard it really is to teach an old dog new tricks.

The Sun  now in Scorpio, as of today, has a tendency to set off unconscious behaviours and defensive survival mechanisms.  It helps to become  self observing and watch your reactions. That involves being present. Planets in earth sign could help us to do. Others will hinder.

Despite obvious challenges,  there is much positive energy to be had if we know how to move with the energy instead of against it. We do have choice (even if it doesn't always feel like it)  We perhaps cannot manipulate the planets to serve our own devices, but we can adjust our sails. The  point of astrology is to describe the energy fields affecting us so we can feel the current and move with it.

       “One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.
Like the winds of the seas are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through the life:
Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife. ”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I've posted this poem before and I always find it an inspiring reminder that we are in fact captains of our own ship.

Right now we have a powerful earthy force at our disposal. The  grouping of Venus Mars and Jupiter in Virgo are positively linked to Pluto in Capricorn and as they are now out of Saturn's reach, stalled projects can begin to  move forward. This is the time to get grounded in productive activity, this is the time  to 'get er done'. 

The coming Taurus Full Moon could turnout to be a safe harbour in the midst of the storm. And  this weekend will start things off with a healing balm from Venus (love)  and Jupiter (expansion and joy) together  soothing our emotional wounds. 

 Just remember to keep one eye open!  A strong Neptune  influence (dreams, imagination)  could bring up the desire to escape all your worries. There is both positive and negative aspect to that. The higher vibration of Neptune puts us in touch with our spiritual depths and brings us into contact with a numinous  field of love and creativity. If we can focus on creative solutions rather than knee jerk reactivity, much can be accomplished.

On the other hand, Neptune’s lower frequency beckons us to fields of poppies  as it activates our escapist tendencies. Although switching off now and then can be highly therapeutic,  a warning about getting too spaced out.  Sometimes its our inner eyes that need opening. Watch your dreams for solutions not available to the conscious mind.

Those who succumb to the more unconscious energies of Neptune  may also be more vulnerable to the  tendency right now to be highly reactive. Mercury (communication) caught in the Uranus Pluto T square (revolution, rebellion, power struggles)  is going to keep it interesting. A good time to speak your truth but be careful to cause no harm.  If you slip, damage control could include humility and forbearance. A sense of humour will also be most helpful. We all have foibles as my sweet friend Doug would say. Let many things pass. 

As we in the Northern hemisphere head into the darker days of fall and winter, and our hidden survival fears stir, the Full Moon in Tuesday brings the comfort of the great mother (Taurus). She beckons us with open arms. 

 Lastly, as Taurus  activates our sensual nature and  feeds us a cornucopia of yummy delights, just keep in mind the tendency right now toward  over indulgence (addicitions are avoidant behaviours). You can have your cake and eat it too, just  take it one slice at a time!

Be aware of the equal tendency right now to fall asleep  as to be jarred awake, and know that the later will be more likely if the former has already occurred. Holding the tension between these two impulses is tricky, yet can result in a deeply transformative experience. Let it be a positive transformation rather than a rude awakening. 

It’s a bit like bumper cars. If you don’t pay attention someone is going to run smack into you, or you into them (been there, done that) 

 Let the Taurus Full Moon ground you and sooth you as you bathe in the healing waves of love coming from Venus as Jupiter.

You know you want to.

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