With our Taurus Full Moon we have a connection to Earth and living things, perhaps a stubborn attitude to change and a highlight to our relationships on all things.
It's a powerful Full Moon - we only need to look up at the sky and see and feel that for ourselves also known as a Blue Moon by some.
Taurus, the fixed Earth sign of the zodiac. It has the strongest connection to nature and living things and represents an enduring practical reality.
Taureans have a very grounding and calming effect - they're good to have near you when things become chaotic.They will help you find your way, which sounds perfect for what we're facing right now.
Taurus is connected to the neck, throat and our voice. It's bringing forth a connection with beauty, strength from the Earth and the qualities of calm, patience, love, attentiveness and loyalty.
Our Sun is in Scorpio, bringing a water element to the surface. Connected to the inner voice, our intuition, deep feelings, mystery, sensuality and grief.
We are being encouraged to take notice of both our inner and outer voices this Full Moon, and to those around us whose voice needs to be heard at this time.
This is a great time to connect with nature. Look for the birds, the local wildlife encouraging you to pause, observe and reconnect with this changing landscape around us. Not so easy with Storm Aiden on our doorstep, but even looking out and watching from the warmth of your own home it's highly beneficial to sit and watch for a while.
Taurus appreciates beauty, they'll spend time making their home an artistic expression, and they love cooking for friends and family. They can be over-indulgent and will find gardening or hillwalking a good way to nurture themselves. Be careful not to over indulge in buying material items at this time to bring a feeling of security.
The Uranus positioning in earthy Taurus is suggesting significant changes coming forward in the material, financial and the environmental world.
The Earthy sign Taurus likes things to remain as they are, but the changes happening can't be prevented.
Taurus ruled by Venus highlights our relationships, finances, values, the Divine Feminine and self-love.
The positioning of Eris opposite our Libra New Moon just past and Uranus Conjunct the Taurus Full Moon it means things could be a bit chaotic and disruptive this month. With them many things may come to the surface and understood with new insight.
Uranus is very close to Earth and with it brings an influence of a rebel, revolutionary ideas and great awakenings. Be ready for this and see the positive in the changes required.
Let's take a moment this month to consider all of our actions and how this impacts on the Earth. The Air our breath, the water our blood and the land our bodies. How we treat the earth is a direct reflection of how we treat ourselves. If we continue to pollute the planet, we continue to pollute ourselves. No one would choose to live in a toxic environment and yet our lifestyle choices are creating a toxic planet. But... there is a chance to turn it around. As I've said before nature doesn't know bitterness and given the help it needs it will bounce back to it's full glory where possible. My son's been watching more nature programs and came through to tell me that it would be possible to prevent the Ice-bergs from melting. I will need to research that more and I hope he's right. It doesn't seem fair that at age 8 you're aware that the planet is going through significant change and how your life in the future will be greatly effected by this. No wonder the younger generation know more of what stress means than I ever did.
For every item that we now buy I'm questioning the long term impact on our environment and whether or not it's essential. Every time I visit India I come back thinking we have too much stuff. There is no general waste collection there, you are responsible for your own waste. What can't be recycled or passed on needs to be dealt with by yourself. Imagine what the UK would look like if the local council weren't able to provide a waste collection for everyone, something that most people take for granted. Landfill doesn't seem an option as we move forwards, we need to use our technology to come up with something better than this. Solutions are out there and we have the knowledge it just needs to be applied on a much bigger scale.
Questions to ask:
What is the truth ?
How can I lessen my impact on the Earth ?
What do I need to let go of ?
Is there someone I can help at this time?
Bach Flower Essence Suggestions:
Honeysuckle: letting go of the past, and being in the present
Impatiens : for when we feel impatient, easily irritated, and want things done quickly
Walnut: Adjustment to change and times of transition, also good to protect sensitive people from outside influences, known as the chain braker
Olive: feeling the strain of the last 7 months, restore your vitality with Olive - mind & body energy
Oak: for when we feel exhausted but struggle on
Heather: loneliness - when we are very talkative about our self to others
Water Violet: Loneliness - when we conceal how we're really feeling
Scleranthus: for when we're unable to make clear decisions, feeling out of balance
Gentian: for despondency and despair, when we feel like giving up, when our mood is down.
Gorse: nickname "Sunshine in a bottle" for when we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel
Full Moon Blessings to you all,
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The lucky colours for Taurus are pastel shades which has influenced my image this month. Being connected to the throat and voice, blue seems the right colour for the outside to enhance the 5th Chakra element.