Taurus Super Moon – Light on the Shadow


sproutTAURUS FULL MOON – October 27, 2015

This Full Moon will be the 3rd of 3 Super Moons lending an extra “kick” an already strong magnetic pull.  Full Moons reveal what has been in the dark.  The theme for that can be found by Taurus’ opposite sign– Scorpio.  Scorpio signifies our shadow side – that which we keep hidden – even to ourselves.  I encourage you to welcome whatever comes up over the next few days.  What would you like to bring out into the open?  Could it be your truth, power, your light or a desire?  Things holding you back could be centered on trust, a gravitation to drama or black and white thinking.  This Moon encourages us to shine our personal light into those dark spots enabling us to sparkle in the glow of authenticity with no judgment from ourselves or others.

Super Moons occur when the Moon is at its closest distance from the Earth increasing emotional volatility and also enabling major shifts in consciousness. Numerous incidents in my own life have exhibited people who are more emotionally charged than usual.  Knowing there is an astrological opportunity I find myself looking at those incidents and attempting to learn something from them rather than get drawn into them.

Another area to look at when reviewing this Taurus Super Moon center on the themes of the planetary Ruler of Taurus – Venus.  Venus is the planet of relationships, love, and beauty, the seeking of perfection while Taurus is the sign of possessions, values, and personal resources.  Venus takes action. Taurus dislikes change.  At the same time, Venus is currently opposite the asteroid Chiron which is labeled the “wounded healer” – the centaur – coming to terms with the half human, half animal aspect of his form.

By now you should be seeing a strong theme – a pull between dark and light, taking action or staying still, how we manage a tug of war our values and desires in relation to ourselves and also to others.  Are we trying too hard to be perfect or in making others happy.  How can we find a balance between authenticity and playing it safe?

The Sabian Symbol for this Moon at 4 degrees Taurus is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  What thoughts come to mind?  Perhaps what bridges material with the magical.  The Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun at 4 degrees Scorpio is a youth carrying a lighted candle in a devotional ritual.  How do you shine light on the status quo – is it time to wake something up?

I would suggest not over thinking and instead smile at some of the craziness that is occurring all around.  Consider taking a few moments to be still – truly quiet – and notice what is behind the soundlessness.