The Full Moon in Taurus on November 2 puts the focus back on the fixed signs, if only temporarily, reminding us what’s worth hanging onto and what we need to release as we head into a period with so much change.
At 10°30′ Scorpio-Taurus, the Sun and Moon form a tight T-square with Mars in Leo. Using a wide orb, we get fixed grand cross with Jupiter in Aquarius, underscoring the hazards of taking an ideological stance come what may.
The Sun in eagle-eyed Scorpio conjoins Mercury, and both are square Scorpio’s co-ruler, Mars. This can translate into potential explosions due to information being revealed by Scorpio’s innate ability to sniff out hidden secrets and nastiness.
The Moon is usually very comfortable in earthy Taurus, but here again, the square from Mars pushes buttons. While Taurus is generally known as easy going and good-natured, when the Bull gets mad, it takes a looong time to cool down. Keep in mind that all three of these signs are on the possessive side and given to occasional bouts of jealousy. In other words, this is a very bad moment to prod these folks, because you could find yourself amputated from their lives.
Thankfully, Venus rules this Full Moon, and she’s still in her other home sign, Libra, closely trine Neptune in Aquarius. We can use all the help we can get finding the compassionate compromise to smooth troubled waters. Venus is also trine Chiron in Aquarius, making it possible to see areas of vulnerability in others and stepping around them. Now is not a good time to use Mercury in Scorpio’s ability to pinpoint other’s weaknesses and exploit them.
Venus is also part of a Yod with Uranus in Pisces at the apex and Vesta in Leo as the other leg of the base. There is a purity of creative expression with Vesta in fiery Leo joined with Venus in Libra’s eye for balance and beauty. The challenge is channeling this through Uranus in Pisces. Pisces is very creative but in a Neptunian way – lovely, ethereal and none too focused. It may be better to write your inspirations down at this time and implement them when the fog lifts . . .
Perhaps the single most important astrological event in recent days is Saturn’s move into equitable Libra. The drawback is Saturn’s approach to an exact square with Pluto in Capricorn on November 15. We’re all going to need to play by the rules and be scrupulously honest in all our dealings. Any and all negotiations or mediations (Libra) that fail to meet these standards may result in unpleasant legal consequences (Saturn) – and we are just in the opening phase of this influence! The sooner this realization hits home, the better our chances will be of avoiding being brought to task by this dynamic pair. Make every effort to be open and fair in your dealings with partners, both personal and professional. Consider this your first warning!
The lovely trine between Venus and Neptune can be further illuminated by the Sabian symbol for the Moon at 11 Taurus, “A woman watering flowers in her garden,” with the keyword CULTIVATION. By nurturing the virtues of this trine – patience, tolerance and compassion – we stand a better chance of improving our relationships with others rather than destroying them.
The Sabian symbol for 11 Scorpio is both a warning and a solution – “A drowning man is being rescued,” with the keyword RESUSCITATION. The fixed grand cross is a deeply static pattern, and if we cling to a certain way of thinking and being, seeing it as the “only way,” we run the risk of drowning. In order to be rescued from ourselves, learning flexibility and staying open to other options may be required.
This is an excellent lunation for examining our belief structures and learning about those places where we are most emotionally invested in being right. Long experience with Pluto’s little ways of teaching us about letting go of expectations and detaching from outcomes leads me to encourage all those with planets and chart angles in the early degrees of the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn – to use this time well. It is always better to get a jump on Pluto because if it’s left up to him, the lessons can be quite painful.
posted by Neith . . .
“…to use this time well.”
Neith, you sound like the impeccable Tim Gunn. As someone with 4 planets in Libra and 2 in Capricorn, I had darn well better “Make It Work!” :o)
Yeah, I had a feeling about this full moon. Just today, we attended a couple of personal wealth lectures an hour away from home. Very informative, compelling and animated speakers, Suze Orman included, were all part of a very nice conference.
Guess we made the best of the full moon energies :)…
Oh, gosh– Happy Halloween :)!
For the last couple of weeks my favorite Capricorn astrologer, Ray Merriman, [who has been living with Pluto transiting his Sun the last year] has said something about the importance of honesty right now.
Week of Oct 26: And with Pluto in Capricorn, such behavior will likely be exposed, driving home the idea that long-term success is not built upon short-term, and especially immediate-term, gratification. Nobody gets away with anything under Pluto in Capricorn. It all gets revealed and purged, and your only hope is to be completely honest.
Week of Nov 2: Pluto in Capricorn is not a good time to be dishonest or corrupt. Everything comes out, and no one gets away with anything in the end.
I can testify this works on a personal level too!
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Uh, I know a Capricorn who’s pushed my buttons, recently. I am *THIS* close to mentally bidding him/her an F-off. And believe me, he/she will know it.
I don’t know what the heck I did to remotely resemble competition to this person. We have extremely different perceptions on life. And I’ve always been nice. But if my buttons are pushed just enough, I’m not going to be so nice…
Augh! I don’t like to be mean.
Feel very distanced from the world this past few days, very conscious of the thin veil that separates us from those who have gone beyond (although nothing has visually manifested – I know they’re there and close by). Feel very aware of people who are no longer in contact but are (as far as i know this side of the veil). As well as that though – certain rl situations are beginning to feel as if I’ve been pushing and pushing on a stuck wheel for ever and maybe just maybe something might move just needs a push or two more… unfortunately my body’s tired and my brain’s tired ….
Sigh. Interestingly this moon is conjunct my natal moon.