Full Moon in Taurus 2015
Every fall, during the Taurus full moon, we astrologers talk about the sign’s sensuality. Taurus is slow moving, sometimes lazy and often decadent. But it has another face and a strong back. Once Taurus finds its path and gains its footing, it is relentless. At the end of the day, it wants something tangible, something it can see, feel, taste and hold.
Following the seed potential of the last new moon, give this face of Taurus a chance. Enjoy the sensuality of it, but don’t lose track of the path. Off to the side of the full moon, Saturn in Sagittarius forms an inconjunct, an aspect that requires an adjustment. Adjustment is not Taurus’ strong suit but you can use Taurus’ slow and sensual nature to help you on your way. Sometimes the best way to get to the truth is to step back, relax and let go. When you’re holding too tight, the brain synapses are inhibited. As you move forward with the relentless nature of Taurus, stay open to her sensuous nature–feel the air, the earth, the sea. Let Taurean indulgence relax and open the neural pathways, while Saturn in truth-seeking Sagittarius’ sextile to the sun gives you access to the deep, rich well of Scorpio.
There is another part of this full moon that I want to talk about and that is the big opposition happening between the signs Virgo and Pisces. On the Virgo end are Jupiter, Mars, Venus and the North Node. On the Pisces end are the South Node, Neptune and Chiron.
The Virgo end of that polarity is about coming to terms with the limits of our specialness. It is the critic and the servant. We learn through Virgo to discriminate. Pisces, the last sign, is the emotional repository of life’s journey. Where Virgo sees boundaries and limits, Pisces sees vastness. Where Virgo sees imperfection, Pisces holds it with a compassionate heart. When they work together they give birth to what the Tibetan’s call “discriminating wisdom”.
We need that right now, that discriminating wisdom. You can’t get there without honestly looking at the flaws, but look at them in yourself as well as others with compassion. We need this more than ever in these polarized times. It isn’t easy. It isn’t easy to look at ourselves with a critical eye; and it often isn’t easy to look at others, particularly those who are at odds with us, with compassion.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is in Pisces now, an important player in this opposition. It is exactly opposite Venus with Jupiter and Mars nearby. Time to heal wounds and sometimes that means taking the bandage off and letting the light in.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi