Full Moon in Taurus October 31, 2020 7:49am PT
Theme: Rare and Unexpected
This week we have a powerful Full Moon in Taurus. It’s the second Full Moon of October – known as a Blue Moon. When a Full Moon happens twice in a month, which rarely happens, it’s called a Blue Moon – hence the saying ‘once in a blue moon’.
We also have The Moon in exact conjunction with Uranus, this happens very rarely as well. Uranus can bring swift and unexpected changes our way!
The Sun also recently entered the sign of Scorpio therefore this Full Moon highlights the Scorpio/Taurus Axis. During a Full Moon the Sun and the Moon are opposite each other so the themes related to the two signs are amplified.
The Moon is exalted (happy) in the sign of Taurus – so expect this moon to be quite enjoyable, yet unpredictable. Exciting, shocking and wild revelations could come to the surface this weekend.
As with each Full Moon, we can learn a lot about ourselves by understanding the signs and archetypes involved in the Full Moon. A Full Moon illuminates our unconsciousness and gives us big insights into ourselves.
Taurus and Scorpio are opposite signs, yet very complimentary. Both are Yin and Fixed. Both are receptive signs and yet quite stuck in their ways.
We all have these two archetypes within us to varying degrees. In each of our charts Scorpio and Taurus are somewhere, even if we have no main planets in these signs.
Taurus is the archetype of the Courtesan, she’s earthy and loves sensual pleasure. She’s very earthbound and in her body. Think of a beautiful woman eating grapes by the sea on a sunny day.
Scorpio is the archetype of the Witch, she’s deeply connected to the spiritual realms and not afraid to go to the depths in life. She is an alchemist, transforming the dark into light.
Scorpio is more interested in the psychological realms, the occult, the deep mysteries of life and is co-ruled by Pluto and Mars. Where Scorpio is about the underworld, Taurus is about the earth. Where Scorpio is about the psychological realms, Taurus is about the 3D world.
This Full Moon, feel into how these two archetypes play out within you and in your life.
The highest exemplification of the two archetypes is to explore them, understand them, and ultimately come into balance with them.
Full Moon Contemplations:
Where do you need to balance emotionality with practicality?
Where do you need to balance internal processing with being present in nature?
Do you tend to be more watery? (emotional, overthinking, brooding)
Or do you tend to be more earthy? (present, grounded, practical)
How can you bring balance between the Scorpio water & Taurus earth element?
Other Notes: This Full Moon also occurs on Halloween. The ancient roots of Halloween can be traced back to ‘Samhain’ which was a pagan celtic festival celebrating and welcoming in the dark half of the year. During this time it was believed the veil between the spirit world and our world was thin so spirits would come to visit. During Samhain people would light bonfires and dress up as a way to scare off spirits.
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):
If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart here:
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this Moon and Saturn will impact you (Check your Rising first):
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this FULL MOON Eclipse will impact you:
ARIES: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talents
TAURUS: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
GEMINI: Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, bed pleasures, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
CANCER: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
LEO: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
VIRGO: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality
LIBRA: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
SCORPIO: Romantic partner, business partner, clients
SAGITTARIUS: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals, daily routines
CAPRICORN: Lovers and romance, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
AQUARIUS: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots, the heart
PISCES: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, the mind
Full Moon Ritual – best done under the bright light of the moon
- Cleanse your space using smoke cleansing or crystals (try to use herbs from your heritage such as cedar or rosemary). Have a pen and paper handy to write notes.
- Take some time to meditate by listening to some music, using a mantra, anything that works to get you into a meditative space
- Close your eyes and feel deep into your heart – don’t rush this process, really feel into it
- When you feel ready to write down one area or specific thing (or person) in your life it’s time to let go of (ideally related to where the full moon is happening in your chart, see your Rising Sign above).
- Have a container of water nearby, and burn the piece of paper (use tweezers to hold it without burning your fingertips). As it burns really imagine letting it go.
- After you’ve let it go, cleanse – bath with rose petals, salts, crystals, feel the energy of this issue, pattern, person, whatever it is really drain from your system as the water drains.
- Put on some nice fun dancey music
- Dance in the moonlight!
- Pull some tarot or oracle cards for advice for the next month until the next full moon (‘What do I need to know about the next month?’)
WHAT is a FULL MOON?
A Full Moon occurs when the sun and moon are opposite each other. This creates a sense of tension. It’s when the sun shines the most light on the moon. The Sun is our conscious and the Moon is the unconscious. So it’s an ideal time to LET GO and to bring the dark into the light to be released.
Every Full Moon is a chance to look back at the intentions you planted two weeks ago during the New Moon. What were they? How have they manifested? Are you taking action toward them? Now is the time to reassess and release anything standing in the way of your hearts desires. The two weeks between the New and Full Moon is a great time for new beginnings. The two weeks after the Full Moon is time to let go.
When we plant our New Moon intentions, we can’t just plant the seeds and wait for them to grow. We need to fertilize the soul, water them, make sure they get plenty of sunlight – most importantly we need to weed and pluck out that which doesn’t serve us. The Full Moon helps us ‘pluck’ out the weeds.
When the moon is full, a light shines on the areas of our lives it’s time to release and let go.