On November 19, 03:57 AM ET, the Moon at 27°14’ of Taurus opposes the Sun in Scorpio: we witness a potent Full Moon in Taurus which is also a partial Lunar Eclipse. The Earth will partially cover the light of the Sun projected on the Moon: this phenomenon will be visible at least in part from much of Europe, Asia, the North West of Africa, Australia, the United States, Central and South America.
Lunar Eclipses are very intense Full Moons that open powerful energetic portals: they often correspond to a time of out of the ordinary experiences, and give us chances to make quantum leaps towards the future. During the days in between two Eclipses, we feel time differently and the potential for unpredictable, sudden, life changing events is higher.
November Full Moon is also popularly referred to as the Beaver Moon. In the Northern part of the United States, this is a time of increased activity for beavers: the light of the Full Moon allows us to spot more easily these nocturnal animals, considered a symbol of ingeniousness, hard work, pragmatism, and self-sufficiency, qualities also related with the archetype of Taurus.
To celebrate the arrival of Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, on November 19 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
Eclipses: a Time of Fast Change and Unpredictability
Eclipse season takes place twice a year, and the effects of these cosmic alignments are said to last and unravel for six months. The Sun is 400 times bigger than the Moon: yet, from our perspective on Earth, they have the same size, and this is what allows this phenomenon to take place.
Eclipses happen when the Sun and the Moon align with the Nodal Axis. The North and the South Nodes of the Moon represent points in space where the Ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun from our perspective on Earth, intersects with the path of the Moon.
What happens during the Eclipse window, the time in between two Eclipses, always has a karmic and fated quality: the Lunar Nodes are points of destiny and karma. While the South Node illustrates something we are very familiar with, gifts and qualities we naturally express, the North Node points out the opposite tendencies, which help us balance the expression of the South Node and move towards new directions.
Lunar Eclipse on the North Node: Moving Forward with Faith
The Moon in Taurus is now approaching her North Node on the first degree of Gemini while the Sun in Scorpio is moving towards the South Node in Sagittarius. When Eclipses take place on the North Node of the Moon, they represent an invitation to step into the unknown, to move towards something unfamiliar that, at first, may feel scary and uncomfortable.
For one and a half years we have had Eclipses on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis and the Total Solar Eclipse of December 4 will be the last one in Sagittarius until 2029. The Lunar Nodes, that travel in retrograde motion for most of the time, are entering Taurus and Scorpio in January 2022: for the upcoming one and a half years Eclipses will take place in these signs.
The impending transit of the North Node through Taurus will highlight the importance of embodiment, of slowing down, of rebuilding a relationship with our senses and with Nature as a way to counterbalance the emotional intensity and evolutionary pressure reflected by the journey of the South Node through Scorpio.
The Taurus-Scorpio Axis: Accepting Impermanence
Both Taurus and Scorpio correlate with money, assets, and possessions, as they are associated, respectively, with our personal resources and with the resources we share with others. During this Eclipse, financial shifts, volatility, and socio-economic issues are likely to be in the spotlight. Significant and unexpected changes could take place both in our personal finances and in the global economy.
The Taurus-Scorpio axis is about independence and interdependence, self-sufficiency and merging with another, accumulating and letting go. This polarity teaches us about impermanence and allows us to learn when it is time to stop holding on to something or someone.
Releasing attachments is easier said than done: we are naturally prone to attach to what gives us a sense of safety and security, as it ensures our survival. However, since 2018, the transit of Uranus through Taurus has been showing us how illusory our feelings of security can be. The current Eclipse will highlight these themes, inviting us to find a new sense of inner safety and stability amidst unpredictability and chaos.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Shifts in Values
The Moon in Taurus opposes the Sun in Scorpio, bringing to culmination a cycle relative to our relationship with sensuality and sexuality, abundance, wealth, pleasure, and receptivity. On this Eclipse, gaining new awareness of something previously unclear may cause us to question our existing values.
Taurus correlates with our value system and our survival instinct, with how we meet our basic needs to allow life to be sustained and preserved. Matters of intimacy, trust, and vulnerability are likely to be highlighted, and so will be the importance of building an honest connection with ourselves before going deeper in our intimacy with others.
On the one hand, the Moon in Taurus aims to generate a sense of emotional security by creating stable and predictable conditions and trying to achieve absolute self-sufficiency. On the other hand, the Sun in Scorpio aims for an ongoing transformation of personal limitations through a process of joining forces with an external source of power. Yet, its shadow expressions are mistrust of others and a tendency to resist evolution.
Full Moon trine Pluto & square Jupiter
The Full Moon in Taurus is forming a trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn that intensifies our experience of emotions and magnifies our intuitive faculties. The trine is a harmonic aspect describing a natural flow of energy and communication between planets transiting signs of the same element. The Moon Pluto trine reflects ease of understanding of others’ feelings and intentions and grants us the capacity to navigate challenging emotional states in a grounded way. This alignment may help us know ourselves more deeply, make changes in our lives, and transform habitual emotional reactions and ways of processing our feelings.
Meanwhile, Mercury is approaching a conjunction with the Sun in Scorpio and opposing the Moon. During these days, our perception of reality will be more sharp and precise. We are sensing the undercurrents of any situation and we tend to thoroughly analyze both other people’s and our own behavior. This aspect allows us to get new glimpses and insights into human psychology, which we can decide to use for good or bad.
The Sun and Moon are both in a square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, forming a T-square pattern that highlights the potential for overindulgence, overconfidence, overexpansion, and a general tendency to gravitate towards excess. Positively, these aspects reflect a sense of dynamism and open-mindedness, a willingness to go past habitual comfort zones. The influence of Jupiter will help us objectively observe the lesson contained in any crisis or challenge we may be going through.
The Activation of Uranus magnifies the Unpredictability
Venus, the ruler of the Full Moon, is now in Capricorn, forming a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, and a sextile to Mars in Scorpio. Uranus in Taurus trine Venus in Capricorn highlights a need to introduce an aspect of originality and experimentation within relationship structures that feel safe and stable. This aspect will help us embrace an open-minded attitude and explore new values, new ways of being in connections, new ways of making an income, investing, or managing our money.
In the meantime, Mars is separating from an explosive opposition to Uranus, which might have already brought significant disruptions and changes in our lives. Both relationship planets aspecting Uranus highlight a craving for freedom, novelty, and excitement, and the potential for unexpected shifts in our relationship status. As Venus and Mars are in a harmonious aspect to each other, if we are being present and receptive to the changes that are taking place, we could use any triggers as opportunities to establish adjustments organically.
To help you harness this energy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse brings we have created Full Moon Lunar Eclipse printable channeled “Journey of Embodiment” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Ritual tools: journal and meditate together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
Lunar Eclipse in Taurus: Journey of Embodiment
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus culminates a cycle that began with the New Moon in Taurus that took place on May 11, 2021. Something that first emerged back then is coming to closure or reaching its maturation point: new information could emerge: secrets could be revealed and we may gain more clarity around past issues and situations that we couldn’t fully understand. We are likely to gain more awareness of power, manipulation, and control dynamics taking place both on a personal level and on a collective level through politics and economics.
This cosmic event represents an opportunity to slow down and move towards a simpler way of living. Changing how we relate with our resources, our time, our energy, our bodies, and Nature may give us an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and embark on a journey of embodiment. At this time, we are being encouraged to release old beliefs and old values and begin detaching from ways of living that aren’t reflecting our true needs or aren’t any longer attuned to our inner reality.
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