The Full Moon in Taurus occurs November 4th, 2017 at 11°58’ of Taurus.
If you are new or new-ish to astrology, this post is a good place to start for generating your birth chart and checking out which part of your chart is affected by this lunation. You can find out more about how to work with Full Moons here.
Full Moon in Taurus, November 4th, 2017 // Pick A Lane
In the end, life is built on decisions.
Somewhere deep in the matrix of our being there are tiny schisms cracking off from our roots, creeping outwards like veins into the cosmos.
Every fissure represents a choice.
This Full Moon in Taurus – delivered to you not a moment too soon (read: I’m very, very late) – is all about decisions.
Many will swoon that it’s a Full Moon in Lady Luna’s favorite sign, and other’s will note the Moon’s connection to Neptune, the planet of glamour and fantasy.
All that is there, of course. The mood may indeed feel dreamy and otherworldly, connective and cozy.
But somewhere mixed amongst the Taurean delights and Neptunian daydreams is a choice we must make, courtesy of Ceres.
The Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus seesaw on a fulcrum point created by asteroid Ceres, known for her connection to mothering, nurturing, and self-worth.
Ceres square the Moon can depress our sense of self-worth, and Ceres square the Sun injects fears of rejection.
The lunation ruler, Venus, is in a tight opposition to Uranus, mimicking past lunations that also strongly featured this impetuous planet.
I won’t lie, friends: when I see Venus (love) opposite Uranus (technology), I think about online dating, swiping right, and all the subsequent foibles.
I also think about breakthroughs and breakdowns in love, as well as smashing restrictive romantic patterns.
But whatever you do, don’t make changes just for the sake of it (Vesta opposite Uranus) or just because your ego could use a little soothing (Sun and Moon square Ceres).
And don’t get caught in the headlights of your fantastical daydreams (Sun/Moon with Neptune).
If this Full Moon happens to bring about changes or shifts in love, which it’s likely to do, I have a few recommendations:
First, remember that these feelings of inadequacy come and go. Acknowledging them is different than reacting to them. (Sun/Moon square Cere)
Secondly, if you’re able, open yourself up to the other – in whatever form they happen to present themselves – and practice empathy. Listen more than you speak. (Moon trine Juno)
And lastly, even if it seems like the least exciting of all three: remember who you are and what you’ve promised to yourself and others. Sometimes, what looks like an obligation at first glance can end up feeling much more like a smart investment in the long-run. (Venus sextile Saturn)
You’ve made choices that got you where you are, and only more choices will carry you to what’s next, even if what’s next is not yet clear.
Want to know more about the Moon?
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The Full Moon in Taurus CHART
November 4th, 2017, Taurus 11°58′