The moon is Full in Taurus today at 10:49am ET. Happy Halloween and Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It is the time of the year when the veil between the worlds of the seen and unseen is at its thinnest. It is a great time to honor the dead in your life. Perhaps by setting up an altar with their pictures or lighting a candle in their name.
As for the Full moon, it is the second full moon this month making it a Blue Moon. Taurus energy is stabilizing and grounded. It is strong, earthy, and friendly with the capacity to harness the power of manifestation, values, prosperity, and security. Taurus is ruled by Venus who graces everything she touches with warmth, comfort, and enjoyment. Be sure to check out my Venus - Empress Herbcraft below.
The cards associated with Taurus are:
The Hierophant ruled by Taurus is a traditionalist who values faithfulness, stability, and convention. In the Gaian Tarot the Hierophant is known as The Teacher and I resonate more with Teacher as it is more about learning instead of following.
The Empress ruled by Venus is all about enjoyment, beauty, and artistic pleasures.
King of Pentacles, Air of Earth, a steady and reliable monarch who is determined and practical.
Take a look at the astrology wheel below and consider how the moon has traveled through Pisces, Aries, and is now in Taurus, did you notice the different energies?
Take out your journal and tarot/oracle cards
It is a good time to revisit your New Moon Spread and reevaluate the intentions you made during the new moon. Are they taking root into your daily life? What does the card of this time say to you now? Does your initial impression still stand? Has anything changed? Any new insight in hindsight?
It is also a good time to shuffle your deck (or use your intuition) and ask:
What is the challenge being illuminated by this lunation?
What makes me feel grounded and at ease?
How can you balance your time better between relationship obligations and activities that bring you comfort and appreciation of life?
Are your own needs for money, sensual enjoyment, and feeling in touch with the earth being met?
What adjustments can you make in handling important relationships so that others recognize and support your needs?
Carolyn Cushing of Soul Path Sanctuary and I had a talk about this blue moon in Taurus and its connection to Venus, remember the new Moon, which was in Libra is also ruled by Venus. This led us to discuss the Empress energy which is ruled by Venus and in the Herbcrafter's Tarot the Empress is Rose.
Here is a breakdown of whats in the video.
We start with some lines from poet Frederico Garcia Lorca in the original Spanish and the translated English.
At 3:50 mins - Influences, card correspondences, and subtle patterns of this moonth (10/16-11/14).
At 10:15 mins - Herb Craft Yesbelt leads us through creating a Rose Elixir—inspired by The Herbcrafter Tarot’s association of The Empress to Rose— as well as suggestions for heart opening and stress reducing teas.
At 22:30 mins - Intro to Full Moon card correspondences and energies with the Shining Tribe Tarot as our guide.
At 29:00 minutes - Meditation to encounter healing spirits like those in the Shining Tribe’s Five of Stones begins (last about 20 minutes).
Next up in the is the 3rd Qtr Waning Moon in Leo on Sunday November 8th at 8:46 am.