Full Moon at 1° Taurus: Emotional Shake Ups – 10-24-2018

10-24-2018 Full Moon

When –
October 24th, 2018 ~ 12:47 pm EST / October 24th, 2018 ~ 16:47 pm UST

Corollary to New Moon at 24° of Taurus
May 15, 2018 ~ 7:49 am EST / May 15, 2018 ~ 11:49 am UST

This full moon lunation at 1° Taurus revolves around issues of resources, wealth, and other people’s resources and wealth at the Taurus-Scorpio axis.

The sun occupies 1° of Scorpio, focusing matters on transformation, elimination, endings, purification, the occult, intensity, uncompromising, sexuality, inheritances, windfalls, taxes, bankruptcy, power and control.

The sun will be conjunct Venus at 4° of Scorpio, where she is still in retrograde, and in detriment, making this a charged time for the feminine sensibilities as we are reviewing matters of wealth and romance.

The moon at 1° of Taurus is in exaltation. Our home life and our emotional selves will move with a more sensual pace, wanting beauty and enjoying our material lives.

Venus and the sun in Scorpio will form an opposition to Uranus at 0° of Taurus. We may find our resources shaken by instability, by changes in technology and the stock market. The moon at 1° of Taurus will be to opposition to Venus at 4° Scorpio retrograde there may be a shift in resources that requires the closing of an account, a break-up, an indiscretion or misuse of power that forces a break-up, and also affects the home situation, such as someone moving out.

This event may be unexpected and shocking in nature, since Uranus will be conjunct the moon at 0° Taurus.

A trine from Saturn at 4° Capricorn will demand a better rebuilding of structures and if something should fall apart under the force of this lunation, Saturn will support us in the rebuilding process.

Mercury 21° Scorpio makes our conversations take on an intense, extreme flavor in which we may be more inclined to trade secrets or be privy to important conversations, Mercury will face a square from Mars at 17° Aquarius, so we should be circumspect in how we speak to others and be aware if we have a tendency to grand stand. Arguments will be combative and belligerent. A semi-square from Saturn at 4° Capricorn will put us in an awkward spot in which we should be careful that our communications do not get us in trouble with authority figures, lest it hamper our advancement in our career field.

Venus at 4° Scorpio is still in retrograde. Prominently, Black Moon Lilith at 8° Aquarius will make a square to Venus, further aggravating any tension already in the mix from the retrograde and the Uranus opposition. One suspects that Black Moon Lilith indicates the role of taboo sexual nature taking over a relationship, of an infidelity, or even an incredibly potent period for sex and self expression for single women.

Mars at 17° Aquarius is in the rebellious phase and will form a semi-square to Saturn at 4° Capricorn, further highlighting a difficulty from authority in career, a project that might be fraught with glitches and take months of work toward resolution. Or, to use Mars appropriate war terms, a campaign that lasts longer than planned, a siege that require extra time and attention.

~3RD MANSION OF THE MOON: AL THURAYYA~

The Many Little Ones. Profitable to sailors, huntsmen and alchemists. With moon here, in case of an election, plant and sow but do not marry or travel by water.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

New Moon 24° Taurus: Count Your Blessings – 5-15-2018

05-15-2018 New Moon
When –
May 15, 2018 ~ 7:49 am EST / May 15, 2018 ~ 11:49 am UST

Corollary to Full Moon at 1° of Taurus
October 24th, 2018 ~ 12:47 pm EST / October 24th, 2018 ~ 16:47 pm UST

This lunation focuses on 2nd house matters in the earth sign of Taurus, where the sun and moon conjunct at 24° bringing focus and activity on matters of wealth and resources and finance.

Venus rules Taurus and will be traveling through talkative Gemini at 25° making contracts and communications both pleasing and fortunate. In mutual reception, Mercury will also be in Taurus at 3° meaning that Venus and Mercury respectively are occupying each other’s home sign. This should be a very beneficial aspect for drawing wealth, exploring beauty, a wonderful aspect for artists, creatives, and musicians in particular.

Mercury will also conjunct Uranus at 29° Aries, bringing unexpected information or messages into our lives, especially where siblings are concerned, or we might be unexpectedly detoured on a short trip. Go with the spontaneous energy of discovery.

Mars, planet of action and our fighting spirit at 29° Capricorn, squares Mercury 3° Taurus and Uranus at 29° Aries. Mars gives extra energy to all his endeavors and sometimes can be too domineering in his desire to express himself – be diplomatic and enjoy sports, physical activities to offset the tension of these squares, but expect stubbornness to be an issue in potential arguments with Mercury in Taurus.

Neptune at 16° Pisces still trines Jupiter at 17° of Scorpio, a time where we might find ourselves prone to drinking, spending time alone, studying the occult or exploring our serious, spiritual side, recharging or looking to divert ourselves into an escapist hobby.

Neptune at 16° Pisces is making his influence felt through a series of semi-squares, indicating struggle as we try to achieve goals or get through daily life.

Neptune semi-square Mars at 29° Capricorn, and also semi-squares Mercury at 3° Taurus. This could indicate difficulties in the career arena with work prospects (Mars in Capricorn) or perhaps a payment cannot be completed until an obstacle is removed. Hold your breath and preservere, semi-squares take time to resolve in a way squares often do not.

Pluto at 21° Capricorn also forms aspects to the luminaries trining the sun and moon at 24° Taurus, this is an earthy trine, encouraging grounded activities, bringing rationality and pragmatism to any ventures begun now.

~5TH MANSION OF THE MOON: AL HAK’AH~

A white spot. Helps the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, building and gives health and good will. With moon here, begin war but do not sow or undertake any good.
– Vivian Robson


You can purchase all my astrological breakdowns of the new and full moons for the year of 2018 ahead of time on Amazon, here. For now, this is only available as an ebook. If, however, you’d rather wait for these posts, than I’ll still be posting the new and full moons as usual.
Lunations 2018

Taurus Full Moon 11 Degrees, 11-4-2017

Full Moon Taurus

This lunation occurs with the sun at 11 degrees of Scorpio, and the moon at 11 degrees of Taurus, highlighting this axis that concerns itself with resources. For material based Taurus, resources of wealth and concerns of value are paramount; for Scorpio the resources are a matter of spirit and soul and interior spiritual wealth, and the resources of others.

This sun at 11 degrees of Scorpio will trine with Neptune at 11 degrees of Pisces, watery signs both. We may find our deep and intense mood of soul-searching is given a decidedly Piscean favor; we dig into subjects with intensity, not only because we want to get to the bottom of a subject, but because we want to sacrifice ourselves to it, because we want to do it in service to others. The goal is noble, but the means by which we achieve it might be questionable.

Mercury at 27 degrees of Scorpio has also been flavoring our communications and information with shades of the Plutonic. Our conversations will be deep and intense, passionate, delving into gossip looking for clues, or on the other end, we be trying to control conversations and influence others through our speech. Mercury forms an inconjunct to Uranus at 25 degrees Aries, and we might find ourselves with access to important information, but with no means to properly utilize it.

Venus is moving through Libra at 25 degrees, in dignity, and will form an opposition to Uranus at 25 degrees Aries. It may prove difficult to maintain harmony in relationships or marriages when the unexpected and unpredicted needs of others run roughshod over all other concerns. The Aries ego-focused need will be pushy and the Libra polarity will be asked to provide the balance.

Mars at 7 degrees of Libra is in his detriment. It may turn out that being able to complete projects or take action on important matters is hampered by the need to constantly compromise with others.

When I calculate these charts with the open source program Open Astro with Ubuntu, I calculate for a tight orb; thus, some months there are significantly less aspects than others, as I feel the most important aspects are those in tight configuration. This month’s moon correlates to the Taurus new moon of April 26, 2017. It might be worthwhile to take a glance into one’s planner to see what was ending or developing around this time and how it figures into the present full moon.


A compilation of the full and new moons of 2018 will be available in late 2017, called Lunations, 2018, which will be made available as an ebook.

 

 

Taurus New Moon, April 26

4-26-2017 Taurus New Moon

The new moon in Taurus will be a pleasant opportunity to increase emphasis on beauty and wealth in our lives. Venus rules Taurus and Libra, and now that she is in forward motion in her exalted state in Pisces, and the sun has also crossed into Taurus, we can breathe a sigh of relief from the last contentious full moon and enjoy that Taurean flair for aesthetics and the simple art of being.

There may be a theme of compassionate healing, the presence of a tender or a nurturing mentor here as well, since Chiron is conjunct Venus at 29 degrees Pisces — perhaps a healing is at last achieved after long suffering, an insight gained, or a gentle passage from someone’s guiding influence, as full health means they will no longer be needed. With healing comes the release of old pain at the 29th degree of endings.

Saturn at the Galactic Center of 27 degrees Sagittarius, also aspects Venus. This square could manifest in a difficulty or obstacle — perhaps a relationship needs attending to; with Mercury retrograde in the mix, we may overlook a key component to our carefully laid plains, forget an important date, or perhaps a contract was not completed as it should have been. Saturn and Venus will demand our loving attention to maintain our structures, telling us not to put off for tomorrow what must be done today.

Virgo — that house of work, service, and the daily routine — will drive that point home as the Node passes into the 0 degree of Virgo and forms trines to Uranus in Aries, Mercury in Aries, Saturn in Sagittarius, the moon in Taurus, the sun in Taurus — and if those trines weren’t enough, there’s a square to Mars in Gemini! Work, exercise, look after your health. Venus and Taurus energies will encourage a work/life balance — though you might find yourself having extra tasks put upon you, or perhaps you’ve volunteered for it, or are looking to change jobs. Under this Mercury in retrograde, this desire might frustrate you and things not go so smoothly as planned.

Pluto squares up to Uranus and Mercury in Aries, and Jupiter in Libra. Jupiter’s presence in a Venus ruled sign like Libra will emphasize and add power to our relationships in their loving aspect, but with Pluto squaring, we may still have some hard decisions to make about who we keep in our lives. In feisty Aries, Mercury and Uranus will make our communications bold, further fueled by Mars in Gemini. our communications are fast and furious, and even playful — taken too far in Aries mode, we risk stepping on toes and being selfish, inadvertantly offending. Go with kindness, as Venus in her current state has the power to offset the harshness of Mars and Aries as she is the mistress of flattery, and she will calm Pluto’s merciless drive to inject too much intensity into our words.