There will be a Full Moon at 19°51’ Taurus (antiscion 10°09’ Leo) on the 12th of November.
Venus, the Full Moon’s dispositor will go OOB on the 15th of November and remain so until the 12th of December. OOB planets express their native characteristics in a more pronounced or atypical way. Venus is also square Neptune which could lead some of us to think that we can get away with murder where love or money is concerned…but, it’s just an illusion. The Moon also makes an easy trine aspect to Saturn (separating) and Pluto (applying), hopefully this will help us discern what type of strategy is best and which the most practical.
Sun in Scorpio is separating from retrograde Mercury…did any secrets pop out of the closet over the last few days? Sun’s dispositor Mars is in detriment in Libra, certainly not up to par here but applying a sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius providing us with an opportunity, among other interpretations of this aspect, to either fight for our beliefs or attack others for theirs whilst remaining the realm of “niceness”. It could certainly promote a little extra energy for all however.
Falling on the Taurus-Scorpio axis, 2-8 houses, the Moon-Sun opposition highlights our values vs the values we share with others, peace vs emotional storms, material comfort vs emotional drama etc.
Full Moons put the spotlight on the darker side of life, where we need to question our motivations and recognize if we are coming from a place of love for ourselves (Taurus) or suspicion and jealousy (Scorpio). It poses the question of what needs to be understood and transformed and what needs to be kept versus what we need to let go of. The Taurus-Scorpio axis with the Moon occurring in Taurus means that Scorpio is the dark side with all its trust issues and its penchant for drama and jealousy whilst Taurus indicates that awareness of love and comfort is the way out of Scorpio’s dilemma.
Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this Full Moon the
“Earth Mother’s Moon”
According to him, it’s a time when we should take care of our body and the physical (not emotional) needs of others. We could ask ourselves questions such as: “Am I eating healthily?”, “Do I need a medical check-up?”, “Am I sleeping enough?” “Do I feel good at skin-level with my clothes or does fashion prevail over my comfort?” “Am I getting enough hugs and regular body contact from my loved ones?” On this Moon we need to find the answers to the above questions and fix what is not working.
Most interested in this lunation will be those with planets or angles at 18-22° Taurus or Scorpio and the antiscion point of 10° Leo in their birth chart.
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 20° Taurus: “Wisps of wing-like clouds streaming across the sky.” Indicating the awareness of spiritual forces at work.
For the Sun at 20° Scorpio: “A woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway.” Indicating the revelation to the human consciousness of what lies beyond dualistic knowledge.
For the Moon’s antiscion at 11° Leo: “Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of huge oak tree.” Indicating the power of tradition as it shelters the beginnings of individual self-expression.
“I know what I have given you…I do not know what you have received.” Antonio Porchia
What are your thoughts about this Full Moon and where does it fall in your chart?
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 195-196, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 83, 138, 203, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA