The Full Moon at 22’ Taurus 37 on November 14th 2016 by Margaret Gray

This is what it means to be loved… when someone wants to touch you, to be tender… ― Banana Yoshimotoart-914896_640

This Full Moon (Supermoon) is the closestMoon to Earth since Jan 26th 1948 and will be the closest we will experience until November 25th 2034!

Key Planetary Energies today:
This Full Moon sextiles Chiron in Pisces (2’) and the Sun forms a quincunx to Uranus in Aries (1’). Meanwhile the South Node in Pisces is within a few seconds of an exact conjunction to Neptune and Jupiter in Libra forms a square to Pluto in Capricorn (2’) and a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius (2’) – both of them waxing!

So how is this likely to affect us?


Our security needs are likely to come to the fore with this Full Moon, as we experience a challenge between our lunar desire to maintain the familiar status quo, versus our Solar need to uncover whatever lies deep beneath the surface. The key to integrating these different energies is to help each of them become aware of the value in the other. Without the willingness to engage with the energies of Scorpio to uncover issues that are stewing in our unconscious, we are unlikely to find the genuine peace, tranquillity and inner security that Taurus so desperately craves.unterberg-345557_640

Hence this Full Moon invites us to do some further clearing of our unconscious basement which started with the New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th. This can help us to heal old issues on an emotional and physical level that have been festering below the surface and reach a place of peaceful enjoyment. Honesty, combined with heartfelt compassion is likely to be our most effective tool!

You are more likely to resonate with these themes if your Sun, Moon and/or Angles are between 21’ and 24’ Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Pisces or Virgo. Also if you have personal planets or angles between 12′ and 16′ Libra and/or Capricorn.

And how might this translate in our Relationships?

This full moon reminds us that our relationships thrive with regular respectful and loving emotional and physical attention. Whether through holding hands or a hug or a more passionate embrace…this full moon in earthy Taurus brings to our attention that we are physical sensual beings who need human contact to thrive. Physical contact often creates a bridge to the unspoken and It easily connects us across language and cultural divides, silencing the endless chatter of our daily mental and fear laden worries and stresses. When physical contact comes from our heart, it can transmit love, care, nurturing and compassion in an instant. In being touched, we are seen and in being seen we feel valued and in feeling valued, the very best of us is likely to come to the surface and shine brightly for all to enjoy.

At a deeper level, regular and loving physical contact in our relationships, deepens our intimacy as we are nudged to embrace our vulnerability, particularly when we connect with each other sexually. With the Sun in Scorpio opposing the Moon in Taurus and aspecting Chiron in Pisces, this is potentially a helpful time to gently re-visit any blocks and wounds that may be acting as obstacles to embracing full emotional and sexual intimacy in our lives. Full Moons offer us the monthly opportunity to clear anything that is outdated in our lives, including old complexes that are ready to be healed and integrated. This frees us up to greater choices and new beginnings!dh-1270008_640

This is an ideal time to:
1. Enjoy a walk in nature alone or with a loved one – friend, significant other, family member…
2. Relax, light some candles, make some nice food, put on some relaxing music…
3. Go away for a few days somewhere beautiful…
4. Treat yourself to a relaxation spa, maybe a massage or other pampering treatment…
5. Enjoy some sensual passion…

The Sabian Symbol for this Moon is ‘A Jewelry Shop Filled with Valuable Gems’. This resonates with the Taurean enjoyment of beauty and wealth. However, it is merely a shop and hence something external that glitters, rather than genuine internal wealth and wellbeing.

The Sabian Symbol for the opposing Sun in Scorpio is ‘A Rabbit Metamorphoses into A Nature Spirit’. Hence the opposing Sun offers us the possibility to transmute something instinctual within into spiritual consciousness. From glittering gems in a shop, to depth awareness of what is of real value within our soul self.

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray Nov 2016 MSW D. Psych.

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