Full Moon Taurus: Seeking Security In A Fiery Situation

FULL MOON [19 Taurus 52]

London: Tuesday 12th November – 13:34 (GMT)
New York: Tuesday 12th November – 08:34 (GMT -5)
Sydney: Wednesday 13th November – 00:34 (GMT +11)

Following hot on the footsteps of yesterday’s Sun/Mercury cazimi conjunction is a stunning Full Moon in Taurus. The Moon is exalted in Taurus which means its energy is powerful and strong. My favourite saying for the Moon in Taurus is a ‘safe harbour’.

Emotional & Financial Security

Taurus rules security, both financial and emotional, and the earth sign Taurus is inextricably linked with nature and abundance. There’s a constancy to nature and the earth sustains, feeds and comforts us. Daily routines, walking in nature, food & treats, sensual pleasures, indulgence – these are all connected to Taurus’ earthy delights.

This Full Moon brings the Moon’s cycle to completion. It can help to bring clarity, a chance to settle, consolidate and make important decisions after recent events.

The Moon is dependable and sure in Taurus and rules with a steady hand. Think what will nurture and nourish you now, stabilise your energy and take care of your body and soul.

Seek out your own ‘safe harbour’ during this powerful Full Moon energy. It’s time to return to basic values, keep your feet on the ground, take solace in nature which keeps the cycle of life going.

Extra Factors

The Sun and Moon are both partnered up during today’s Full Moon. The Sun sits next to retrograde Mercury in Scorpio. Hopefully, yesterday’s Mercury transit of the Sun brought illumination or insights your way.

Scorpio is the sign of analysis, inner work and personal transformation – go in deep and seek knowledge in the hidden, quiet places.

During today’s Full Moon, the Moon in Taurus is in a tight conjunction with the asteroid, Vesta, goddess of the hearth and keeper of the flame. I can’t help but think of the devastating fires in Australia currently out of control.

Taurus is the star sign that rules nature and the land. Here’s hoping the Full Moon is the peak of the situation and things begin to calm down once the Full Moon energy begins to wane.

Where in your own life are the fires burning? Where are you craving or needing more nurture and security in your life? During the Full Moon, it’s a time to trust your intuition, your natural instincts.

Here are the areas highlighted by this Full Moon. Read your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know it:

  • Aries – personal finances, possessions  other peoples’ money, money owed
  • Taurus – image, self-identity, personal goals  relationships, other people
  • Gemini – retreat, secrets, self-undoing  work, service, health
  • Cancer – friends, groups, society  children, creativity, entertainment
  • Leo – work, status, responsibility  home, family
  • Virgo – travel, study, exploration  communication, neighbours, siblings
  • Libra – other peoples’ money, money owed  personal finances, possessions
  • Scorpio – relationships, other people  image, self-identity, personal goals
  •  Sagittarius – work, service, health  retreat, secrets, self-undoing
  •  Capricorn – children, creativity, entertainment  friends, groups, society
  • Aquarius – home, family  work, status, responsibility
  • Pisces – communication, neighbours, siblings, local neighbourhood  travel, study, exploration

Remember that the Full Moon is an opposition so it’s about balancing the different areas of your life, how you allow them to complement each other and work together in unison, rather than create division or enmity.

Breathe in this Full Moon energy and let it fill your soul. Stay connected to all your senses, feel your emotions fully. The Full Moon in Taurus favours solid ground.

Do whatever’s necessary in your own life so you feel settled within. Become centred and find strength and solace in everyday pleasures, treats & abundance.

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Taurus Full Moon: Nov 12, 2019



Taurus Full Moon

November 12, 2019

19 Taurus 52

5:34pm PST


Taurus Full Moon is a wonderful opportunity to get practical. Taurus is not about ‘theory’ it is about concrete.    If there is some airy -fairy issue that is difficult to wrap your head around, this three- day full moon phase could provide some pragmatic solutions.   You may be drawn to deal with a project that you have stalled because you weren’t ready to dig in and take care of it.  Now with this Taurus moon we access the desire to ‘dig in’.   Taurus gives us the gift of seeing the value of building something bit by bit.  Taurus is not a multi-tasker energy.  It’s more about putting your head down and do the task.  Of course, there could also be a stubbornness that also has to be addressed.   Are we stuck?  Do we think there is only one answer?   Mercury oppose Moon (conjunct Sun) brings a bit of ‘lighter’ approach.  Mentally we are a bit more agile IF it means we go deep or uncover something that has been stalling us.  Since Mercury is retrograde, the shift of thinking and approach could come from some place hidden that will perhaps have more meaning when Mercury turns direct (after 11/20).  A solid opportunity comes with this full moon due to Saturn & Pluto trining Moon which helps us process issues around money, possessions and properties along with investments.    Some  of us will cut losses but not from a grumpy “eff it” approach but more from an understanding  that it is time.    Things that seem no longer sensible and practical are easier to ditch.

Enjoy the full moon and take off your shoes and feel the ground!  Taurus wants to get grounded.

Full Moon in Taurus, November 12, 2019

No question we will fare better on this Full Moon at 19° 52′ Taurus on 12 November 2019, 05:35 AM PST if we place an emphasis on being empathetic and sensible. This matters because earth and water dominate this chart with only a minor showing from air and fire.

A Cradle Pattern ties together the Scorpio Sun-Mercury, Taurus Moon, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn plus Neptune in Pisces, creating a harmonious flow between those bodies. We are in an excellent position to review both short term and long term goals to see if those are still aligned with our spiritual beliefs whilst remaining firmly grounded in the real world. Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio is in the perfect place to help us because it goes unflinching right to the heart of the matter. It does help to have the Full Moon shining light even in the darkest corners. If we have strayed from our best path, a good use of these energies is to ruthlessly cut out those elements leading us astray . . . Scorpio and Pluto can be helpful like that.

The aspect most likely to create havoc in our lives is the waxing square between Venus in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The mix of idealism and denial is inherently unhealthy, and can lead us to have faith in people and situations that will ultimately betray us. The best way to stay out of trouble is to lean on Saturn in Capricorn (still trine Neptune and semi-sextile Venus) and cultivate a very pragmatic attitude . . . go with factual, tangible information only. Needless to say, this is NOT a good time for making important decisions where love and/or money are involved.

Over in left field, Mars in Libra is exactly sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius, generating positive energy if a bit over the top. This is the last aspect Mars will make before charging into Scorpio on November 18. Fire and air folk will enjoy this burst of vibrant energy, giving them a much needed lift in spirits.

While Uranus in Taurus was highlighted on the Scorpio New Moon, it sits on the sidelines for the Full Moon. That doesn’t mean it won’t continue to prod those people who have personal planets and/or Ascendant from 3° to 5° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it will. Change is seldom comfortable for fixed signs which is why they often get it over with as quickly as possible.

One of the best ways to celebrate this Full Moon in earthy Taurus is to enjoy simple, homey pleasures with loved ones. Laugh at old, familiar jokes, eat plenty of good food and enjoy hanging out with those who know us best. Scorpio season is winding to a close and Mercury is still retrograde until November 20, so we may as well take this opportunity to kick back and relax for awhile. Cheers!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Moon rise over Lake Superior © File ID 6844460 | © Sclauss | Dreamstime.com

Mercury Transit: Seeking Answers

Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde [18 Scorpio 55]

– November 11, 2019 (15:22 GMT)

There’s a rare phenomenon in the sky today as the messenger planet Mercury can be seen as a black dot as it moves across the light of the Sun (see image above).

The last time this planetary phenomenon took place was May 9, 2016 and the next Mercury transit of the Sun only happens in November 2032. It’s a rare cosmic event.

The Mercury transit will take place for approximately five and a half hours today from 12:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT. Astronomers and stargazers will be leaping up and down in delight and gazing at the sight through their telescopes and special glasses. Remember not to look directly at the Sun. There are many places you can watch this event online, e.g. space.com.

The Facts

Mercury’s orbit is never far away from the Sun. In your horoscope, Mercury is always one sign before, the same sign or one sign after your Sun sign. For example, if you’re a Sun Scorpio, your Mercury will be in Libra, Scorpio or Sagittarius. The Sun & Mercury have a special relationship.

Mercury turns retrograde three times a year for three weeks at a time and this period can coincide with communication problems. During the current Mercury retrograde phase in Scorpio, it’s an ideal time for self-analysis, finding answers and going in deep. Look beneath the surface & read between the lines.

Today’s Sun/Mercury retrograde conjunction takes place at 19 degrees Scorpio. There are numerous Sun/Mercury conjunctions throughout the year. Yet it’s rare to see a Mercury transit in front of the Sun.

Today’s Sun/Mercury conjunction on November 11, 2019 is called an inferior conjunction and this can only occur when Mercury is in retrograde motion.

It’s the beginning of a new Mercury cycle. On January 10, 2020, the Sun and Mercury will meet again, this time when Mercury is in direct motion. This is the superior conjunction. Mercury then completes its current cycle. Therefore, events now could be linked to what happens in your life mid-January 2020.

Today’s inferior conjunction is the equivalent to the New Moon phase, a time of pure potential. This is the eager, progressive phase which will culminate in two months time at the superior conjunction.

The conjunction of Sun & Mercury is effectively the change-over time when Mercury moves from setting behind the Sun in the west to rise before the Sun in the east. It changes from being an evening star to a morning star.

What does it mean?

Here’s what we can surmise about today’s rare transit. Currently, Mercury is looking backward which might link to insights from the past. During retrograde phases there is more focus on the subconscious and it’s a fertile time of learning and evaluation.

Effectively this is Mercury’s hidden phase. Yet, today, Mercury is visible as a tiny black dot in front of the Sun. Mercury is currently mid-way through its current retrograde phase.

Mercury reached 19 degrees Scorpio on October 18, 2019 and will return to this point in the zodiac on December 1, 2019. Both dates could prove significant if you have key planets/angles at the sensitive degree.

Ask what is being brought forth in your life? What messages are you receiving? Make time to listen to your inner voice. Look out for synchronicities or nudges from the universe. How are you being guided, what is life telling you?

If there’s something you want deeply in your life, focus on it during this key Mercury transit. Something remarkable could emerge, an insight which is the missing piece in the puzzle.

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