November 19, 2021 – Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

November 19th is more than only a full moon in the sign of Taurus – it is also a powerful lunar eclipse.

There is always a span of 2 weeks for cycles of full and new moons, but for a lunar eclipse the effects can extend a month before or after, or in some cases the changes they bring can be even more powerful and echo long after they have happened. Are you ready for what this lunar eclipse in Taurus will do for you?

Traditionally, the moon is exalted in Taurus, an excellent position to feel your best and delight in emotional comforts. But, we have more than the moon with us on this night. The moon will also form a square with Jupiter, the happy go lucky planet of fortune, and also form a trine with Pluto. This is an incredible aspect meant to shake things up and could even mean some of you receive a sudden and unexpected windfall.

We also need to remember that Venus is a big deal during this lunation, since she rules Taurus (and Libra!) She is preparing to go into retrograde and will enter her shadow in Capricorn on November 17, and this will have an interesting effect on our lunar eclipse.

We may feel more compelled to consider our sense of security as it relates to our finances, our quality of life, and the comforts it affords us. The big a-ha moment in connection with the eclipse may have already shown itself, possibly in small ways that eventually become too big to ignore – maybe something went missing from an account, the budget was off, a discrepancy has you questioning something you thought was solid. The money may be just the tip of the iceberg that causes you to awaken to a new understanding of your current situation, whether it’s strictly a matter of numbers or a relationship that needs changing.

The moon is in charge of our intuition and emotions. It is in the fixed sign of Taurus, and the sun is in the fixed sign of Scorpio. Venus and Uranus will offer support, with the sun and Pluto in nice alignment. However, keep your wits about you, as Mars and Uranus will not be as well supported. Mars and Uranus will be in opposition to each other, Mars in Scorpio and Uranus in Taurus.

With Thanksgiving about to be underway in the next week, recent politics and the general public mood are going to create some heat at many dinner tables. People will be hot tempered and might find themselves less compromising then they have been. Mars also rules police and military, and it could be that there will be more run ins than usual with enforcement. Stay safe during the holidays and resist over indulging!

For this eclipse, the fixed signs will feel it keenly since this is where the sun and moon will be, but the north and south nodes are in mutable signs. While we are used to and perhaps even feel comfortable with our current arrangements, the shifting energy of this eclipse will force us to move into new friendships, acquaintances, living situations, or environments. You are yet another step further in a journey that may have been kicked off during our last tumultuous new moon, or only just getting started. Stay centered and focused. Since this Taurus-Scorpio eclipse cycle is just starting to kick off in our cosmic sky, everything that happens during this November eclipse is likely to be only part of the story. This impending eclipse is the first eclipse to occur on the Taurus-Scorpio axis – changes are coming, and they will continue to come for about 2 years as the cycle runs its course. 

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October 20, 2021 Aries Full Moon Astrology Forecast

The Sun and the opposing Moon will bring your domestic life and close relationships front and center in your life with the beginning of the full moon and into the next two weeks of the lunar phase. Oppositional forces, like the considerations of the workplace versus pressure at home, get you where you need to be and where you want to be, the same way tension and pressure creates diamonds, any stress now will have a purifying effect by the time you come out on the other side of it.

Pay attention to relationship dynamics during this phase. In the sign of Aries, we tend to be focused more on what we want and need, just as though we were children — because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and represents children, and all those ego centered needs. Don’t get too lost in the Aries pull! Take the time to understand your motivations and think of others. You will see that relationship dynamics and negative feelings are the cause of schisms.

Your mood is strong, and if you have something in your head at that point, just like Aries the ram, it might be a little headstrong and willing to fight! This Full Moon in Aries will show a clear miscommunication of feelings and passion. Not only will those with strong Aries influences feel the pull of this full moon, Libra, the opposition sign to Aries, will also be touched by this strong cardinal energy.

If you have a personal planet less than five degrees from the full moon ( which occurs at 27 degrees of Aries), you will feel an explosion of confidence – use it wisely to advance for noble goals or good causes rather than collide with others to get to the top. Think back to the prior new moon on October 6 – were there any projects that began then that might be reaching an intense pitch now? With Mercury retrograde just out from under us, and more planets wavering in their retrograde places, we might be inclined to think back on the past and see how much we accomplished and what still remains to finish. Many will be relieved to know that we are emerging from the chaos of retrograde Mercury and that retrograde Mercury is coming to an end as we free ourselves from its shadow period.

The influence of the 20 October Full Moon combined with the influence of a New Moon on the 6 October and its conjunction with Mars will continue to produce energy, passion, initiative, anger, vengeful spirit.

Part of the reason is that the Aries Full Moon opposes Mars in Libra and squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Hot on the heels of Mercury finally going direct, Aries energy will be there to give more fuel to the fire. Passion and desire and physical expression are all features of this brazen and bold energy. At its best, it can inspire heroic acts.

Use this Aries energy to explore your inner warrior, the glory of your physical body, both in sex and action, push your limits to discover your own leadership and take on the leader role in your own life. It is a time for yourself, and also, what you can do for others in your personal life. Make room for others, and deepen your understanding of the most important relationships in our lives, and our egos will begin to wane.

This Full Moon will put your usual commitments to the test in order to keep things in order, so it is time to let them go to defend your needs and personal ties. You may face a power struggle or related showdown with your so-called dating, business partner or close friend. The opposition of the Sun and Moon creates harmonious contact signals, so this is a good time to get projects under way, apply for a job you’ve been thinking about, or look for a new income opportunity you thought you didn’t have.

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July 23, 2021 – Aquarius Full Moon Astrology Forecast

This lunation, Venus is on the move from July 21 to August 15, and this is going to change the tone of things in our private lives. We’ve been swimming in a Cancer season, and so has Venus, but now she is looking toward the high flying lifestyle of Leo – dramatic, fun, and sexy. You may have been feeling the friction at home before when you were just trying to relax with a good book and a summer cocktail. Turns out, you may have been a bit ahead of yourself. 

The full moon blossoms and will take your career with it when it meets Saturn there – you will be met with challenges. It can feel ruthless, depressing, constraining, and just as though you’re stuck in a rut. In order to get your spinning wheels unstuck, you may want to look at things differently and be less rigid in your plans. Learn how to bend instead of break and you will get more accomplished. These next few weeks will appreciate your shift in attitude, as Saturn will want you to build something that lasts.

The New Moon on July 9 may have forced us to look in the mirror, and we weren’t ready for what we saw there. This mood may have carried into other areas, for though the moon is courting that 1st degree in Aquarius where we let our freak flag fly, it may seem like you’re being picked on or forced into contrary directions. Every time you push your comfort zone, you’re getting pushed back. 

If life feels boring and banal, the Aquarius full moon won’t stand for it. The Full Moon comes just in time to remind you of what is important and catapult you into change. During the full moon, the Sun, the ruler of your outer self, forms an exact opposition to the Moon. That uncomfortable look into the mirror you had on July 9th may be back again to shed light on the things we weren’t ready to address. 

If you feel the desire to let go of something in your life during this Full Moon, you can start to get an intuitive pull or inspiration that a change is underway. This change may feel immaterial at the time of this Moon, but don’t worry, the next Aquarius Full Moon in August will help you see things more clearly. 

This month’s full moon will offer something to everyone, regardless of sign. The gift of the full moon in Aquarius will come to us in the form of new experiences, an opportunity to walk through the door to new worlds awaiting us. This Full Moon in Aquarius will help you embrace your true best self and drive out the haters. Embrace yourself! And all that makes you unique, as Aquarius will highlight those qualities of yourself that make you special. That evening of July 23 and into the 24, we will reach the climax of the lunar cycle with a full moon in the sign of Aquarius. This is one of only two Aquarian full moons that we will experience over the next month. They will work together in harmonic dance. We will find out what shakes us up when an Aquarian full moon is associated with the next full moon on August 22.   

The two-month transit ends on September 20, shifting the focus back to home, family and committed relationships. This week the sun exits dreamy, watery Cancer and enters the glamorous constellation Leo, and we come out of the energy building we had in Aquarius during the first two Full Moons as we move forward to enjoy those we love and plan for what is to come. This week’s energy feels fast as we move from one chapter to another, and the breath of fresh air that arrives with the full moon is when we realize that we are who we are supposed to be. 

Pluto amplifies this energy, and we may have experiences that heighten our sense of the mysterious, the magical, and the ethereal. Enjoy the feeling! This will not only improve our lives without work or compromise and bring more domestic, family and committed relationships into our lives, but also bring more work into the transformation and growth of these areas in the coming months. With the Sun and Moon facing each other 180 degrees, July’s Full Moon will shine in all its glory. 

You may feel driven to produce or engage in extra activity, and experience a level of ambition that makes you want to succeed. This may also lead to friction and frustration if you do not achieve that success, so check to make sure you haven’t set the bar too high and learn to engage in gratitude for what you already have while you’re shooting for the stars – you can do both! Take some time to relax while you’re conquering the world.

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