SCORPIO FULL MOON 2019
The full Moon at 27 degrees Scorpio is a powerful agent for transformation.
Scorpio is human. Like it’s partner in polarity, Taurus, it craves security.
The desire of Scorpio, however, when it has developed a large enough head of steam, will release the chains of the every day and open to what we can become next.
There are three symbols of Scorpio. The Scorpion, is tiny, and carries a large sting for whoever threatens its safety and security. It strikes out in retaliation or fear.
The eagle takes to the sky and can survey the bigger picture. In its ability to see the broad view, it is powerful and is no victim. It kills to eat and feed it’s young.
The third iteration, the Phoenix, is in a state that transcends ordinary existence. In its multidimensionality, it is able to take the plunge into other worlds, other experiences, knowing that death is a momentary and existence is eternal. It is able to risk the fire of transformation in order to see and experience what may rise from that fire.
We all have Scorpio and Taurus energy in us, in our charts. If you don’t have planets in those signs, see what planets you have in the second and eighth houses – the Taurus and Scorpio houses, respectively.
Look at what the rulers of those signs are up to by birth and by transit in your chart – Venus and Pluto, respectively.
Even as the Sun and Moon move through these signs they affect how we approach security, self care, and evolution/transformation in our lives.
Taurus is focused on itself, and its resources, sometimes to the exclusion of all else.
Scorpio is concerned with shared resources. It has a wider perspective on how transformation and other aims can be achieved.
Close up and wide views both have their place.
With Venus, ruler of Taurus, conjunct Uranus in Taurus at this full Moon, we could even use a kaleidoscope to receive a new, weird, and enlightening perspective.
Mercury is conjunct the Sun opposing the full Moon which will give us information about what serves us best and illuminate what serves us best in union with and in regard to others in our lives.
The opportunity here is to be open to the most current and sincere version of how we value and care for ourselves and others.
Some physical grounding — bare feet in the garden or park— while welcoming the shine of the full Moon into the cells of the body, can be both nourishing and transformative.
Lots of love, Lydia
TAURUS NEW MOON 2019
The New Taurus Moon brings us home to ourselves.
Aries bursts forth from the beyond and says, “I am here!”
Taurus says, “Now what?”
I am here. I need to get oriented.
Is this air I can breathe? Is there a safe place to set up my homestead?
Is there clean water nearby? Will the soil bear fruit?
What do I eat until the earth does bear fruit?
What might eat me?
At core, these are the Taurus questions.
What do I need to survive?
What do I need to acquire?
If you wonder why Taurus clings on to people, things, habits and memories as if it’s life depended on it, it is because they do feel like life depends on it.
Taurus’s basic instinct and need and focus is survival. That is the underlying motivation.
Then, once survival feels secured, comfort comes next. Feathering the best, the Quonset hut, the fallout shelter.
The Taurus energy is resourceful and is often looking for the back exit, for the gas mask.
It is nice, then, at this time, to get back to basics.
Is my bed giving me a good night’s sleep? Do I at least need to turn the mattress?
Is my food nurturing and sustaining me or does it taste good but hurt my tummy. On my he other end of the pendulum swing,
have I become over obsessed with clean eating to the point of stoicism? Am I so careful about getting to bed on time that I never go out and have fun?
Of course, we want to survive. And hopefully, life can go beyond mere survival to lush sensory experiences. These don’t have to break the bank.
Bathing in the multitude of a forest’s spring greens can make all of that work to survive worthwhile.
Now that we are fed and clothed, what makes a life worth living?
A stable home, diet and income are the initial Taurus desire.
It then wants to experience beauty on every level.
Venus, ruler of Taurus, is halfway through its journey through Aries. We feel the urge to find new passions, pursuits and adventures.
Mars, ruler of Aries, is in Gemini, opposing Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius. We can go within to find the passions we wish to open to at this time.
Our intuition will guide and awaken the conscious mind. Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs that help us to welcome transition, transformation and change.
Saturn and Pluto, both retrograde in Capricorn are within a few degrees of a conjunction at the moment.
We are considering how/if our timing and the structure of our life and livelihood are serving us on all levels for our best and highest good.
How we spend our time, how we invest our time in ourselves and our lives is up for reformation and review.
Taurus likes to take the time to ruminate. The rumination is aided by soft colors, comfy surroundings, and our favorite foods.
Life’s unfoldment can be a picnic. 💗