Let’s talk about this beautiful Full Moon in Taurus. Cover what it represents and look back at when the Lunar Gestation phase related to this Eclipse started. Doing that gives us a wider view of this Lunar Eclipse.
Taurus, as an earth sign, emphasizes stability and sensuality. It's known for its connection to the physical world and its love for comfort and material wealth. During a significant lunar event like an eclipse, these qualities are amplified. The Moon, exalted in Taurus, thrives here.
When the Moon is in Taurus, we're drawn to the pleasures and comforts of life, with an increased focus on food, the beauty in our surroundings, and what we value most. It's a time to appreciate our connection to the material world.
Emphasis on Earthly Matters: During a Full Moon in Taurus, there's an emphasis on earthly matters. This can manifest in a heightened awareness of your physical surroundings, a desire for financial security, and an increased focus on the pleasures of life, such as good food, relaxation, and physical touch.
Stability and Grounding: Taurus is all about stability and grounding. This Full Moon encourages you to reevaluate your sense of security and stability. It's an excellent time to assess your financial situation and make practical decisions related to money and possessions.
Sensual and Emotional Expression: This Full Moon often brings out your sensual and emotional side. It's a good time to enjoy the pleasures of the senses, whether that's through romantic encounters, enjoying good food and wine, or simply pampering yourself with self-care routines.
Relationships and Harmony: Taurus is ruled by Venus, which also governs love and relationships. During the Full Moon in Taurus, you may find yourself more attuned to your relationships, seeking harmony, and valuing the emotional connections you have with others. It's a time to work on creating and maintaining stable and loving relationships.
Resisting Change: On the flip side, Taurus is known for its resistance to change. During this Full Moon, you may encounter some reluctance to embrace new ideas or take risks. It's essential to find a balance between preserving stability and being open to necessary changes.
Let’s address the Lunar Gestation Cycle that this Full Moon is connected too.
The start of each lunar gestation phase begins with a New Moon, which brings awareness to new events within a fresh Zodiac sign. It presents an opportunity for learning and exploration. Engaging in activities aligned with the Zodiac sign of the New Moon. At this stage, we usually don't know the outcome of what we're initiating because both planets are at the same place in the zodiac and have a similar perspective. It's akin to planting a seed, where the results will unfold over time. The heightened awareness gained from setting goals and intentions during this New Moon will unfold over a period of nine months, leading up to the First Quarter Moon, which will be at a similar degree. Therefore, it's important to sow ideas and embark on new ventures that feel inspired and aligned with the qualities represented by the corresponding Zodiac sign.
The New Moon associated with the current Full Moon in Taurus was also an Eclipse so also very powerful. It was on April 30, 2022. New Moon Solar Eclipse at 10° Taurus. Look in your journal to see what began as it may relate to today.
Nine months after the New Moon, we reach the First Quarter Moon, (some calendars will call this the Second Quarter Moon) which occurs at a similar degree as the New Moon. This phase serves as a turning point marked by the square aspect between the Sun and the Moon. It's common to experience stress and struggle striving during this stage of the lunar gestation phase. While there is heightened activity and courage, challenges also arise. These struggles often lay the groundwork for a significant leap forward at the subsequent lunar phase, which would be the Full Moon nine months later. By this point, we have become actively engaged in the endeavors initiated during the New Moon nine months ago, and the results of our efforts begin to manifest. The date of this event was January 28, 2023 at 8° of Taurus. Look in your journal and see what you were working on then that was related to the New Moon.
Nine more months later and we have The Full Moon. This is where we are today.
The Full Moon, offers a reflection of everything we have learned and experienced over the past 18 months. During this phase, the focus shifts towards social matters, personal relationships, all kinds of partnerships as well as our connection to the public. Whether or not you are currently in a partnership, someone or something will appear to bring forth awareness around the subject matter you began 18 months ago. We attain a state of complete awareness, as there is usually nothing left to be unveiled.
At this point, everything we initiated during the New Moon becomes fully visible, and we gain a comprehensive understanding of what our efforts, which began 18 months ago, have achieved. It becomes a time of confronting challenges head-on and realizing the extent of our accomplishments.
Lunar eclipses are significant celestial events, and the current one is no exception. During an eclipse, we receive an influx of information that can sometimes feel overwhelming. This surge in energy often leads to a sense of having too much to handle or sort through, which is a typical eclipse experience.
Eclipses are like supercharged moments in our lives. They have the power to propel us forward (or sometimes backward) on our life path at a much faster pace compared to regular lunar events. The intensity and speed of eclipses can bring about swift and sometimes unexpected changes, making them crucial points for self-reflection and growth.
Let’s hope we can all ride this out without to many more major upsets in the world or in your life.
A little side note to mark in your calendar. At the end of the year Jupiter will come to the same degree that this eclipse is at. 5 Taurus. It will spend from December 15 through January 15, 2024 at the 5th degree of Taurus.
It's worth noting that Jupiter's arrival at this point will further intensify the themes covered in this article.
So, if you haven't been paying attention to Taurus-related aspects in your life, Jupiter's influence will magnify them, underlining the importance of addressing these areas.
Any time you need help understanding or figuring out how these energies apply to you please come and book a session for your own personal insight.
Blessings, My friends and Namaste'