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The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon, October 27, 2015

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The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon, October 27, 2015

Frosty Taurus Full Moon
Frosty Taurus Full Moon
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Frosty Taurus Full Moon-Jennifer Shippee

The Moon cycle takes us through a symbolic cycle of life: conception, gestation, birth, growth, completion, harvest, decay and death and then back to rebirth. At the Full Moon, we see how well we've tended our seeds. Are we learning and evolving? Are we confronting our Shadows? Are we lost in illusions and desires? Regardless of what we experience each Full Moon, Mother Earth promises us rebirth and renewal if are we willing to accept it.

At this Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon, we get to see how our Libra New Moon seeds are doing. Libra is the sign of cooperation and partnership, of fairness and justice. The Scale is balanced when each side is equal to the other. If one side holds more 'weight', the scale is unbalance. Too much or too little importance is given to the different sides.

For too long, our partnerships were weighted in favor of men and masculine ideas and ideals. And our feminine feeling side got undervalued and rejected, twisted out of its original shape by man-made rules and beliefs about women, men and our bodies. Instead of acting on our true feelings, those unconscious feelings lead us to manipulate people and things to get what we want. Things become more important than people. Life turns into a Wasteland without our feelings, for they are the Water of Life.

So it's time to re-balance the Scale. On November 2, 2015 the planets Venus and Mars will come together in the morning sky for the 3rd time this year, under the blessings of Jupiter, the spiritual and moral energies of life. These planets and this blessing has been with us since the Summer Solstice. You can see these beautiful heavenly lights if you get up before dawn and look to the eastern morning sky. Venus is the brightest star.

The energies of Venus, the archetype of the Divine Feminine and Mars, the archetype of the Divine Masculine, have been renewed this year. Women have been getting in touch with the Divine Feminine since the 70s and we are definitely coming into our power. We are developing our self-worth and self-confidence, standing up for our principles and letting our true feminine nature out! Women everywhere are incarnating the Divine Feminine energies of life.

This past Libra New Moon and this upcoming Taurus Full Moon are both 'ruled' by Venus (meaning that Venus is the best channel for the experience the sign offers). Venus is the energy of connection, the attraction of Love, the knowing of another. These renewed energies challenge us to change the way we engage our feminine energies in our personal relationships. The Divine Feminine flows differently in the bedroom than in the boardroom. Women have to own our sexuality and sensuality rooted in the divine Feminine and share it in our lovemaking. Both the Taurus and the Libra Moons root us in our sensuality, anchoring us in the experience of the moment through our bodies and our hearts, our minds and our spirits.

When we allow ourselves to connect with our partners, we open a channel to the Divine within each of us. We help each other access the best of us. As we become aware of our beauty and learn to delight in life, we also create more beauty and delight. Women can show our men and boys how its done, with laughter and joy, responsibility and honor, creativity and cooperation.

Men have had a harder time changing, partly because they got to stay boys as they grew older. Now they have to acknowledge that women, as well as feelings and intuitions, are just as important to their lives as their utter dependence on our rational left-brain and practical senses. As men finally awaken to their archetypal, spiritual side, take on their mature masculinity and leave their own patriarchal bondage--of staying a boy forever--behind, they will be good and true partners. It's time for our men to rise to the challenge and open up to their feelings and intuitions. It's time to bring some magic back into the world--and stop denying that there is magic all around us! Then a new balance will be struck.

At the Libra New Moon, we were called to make conscious choices that affect our relationships. This Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon asks: how do we keep our own standpoint while being kind and cooperative to our partners? How do we integrate the Pluto/Uranus call to awaken and take part in changing our world with our emotional partnerships? And how do we bring a sense of the possible to all our relationships?

The Sun in early Scorpio is in muddy waters. There are lots of emotions regarding intimacy and partnership swirling around in this fixed Scorpio psyche. Mostly negative emotions. Because Scorpio knows the pain of betrayal from their pasts. They constantly struggle with darker emotions, feelings of betrayal and terror, anger and shame, inadequacy and abandonment. Their biggest issue in relationships is often trust. Can we be trusted not to betray a trust, break a heart, prey on vulnerability?

Scorpio is all about intimacy--it is a water sign after all! This is sharing on such a deep emotional and spiritual level it makes it even more shattering if trust is broken. Hopefully, during Saturn's transit through Scorpio over the past 3 years, we've had to forgive and release lots of old emotional baggage that no longer serves us. So this Full Moon might mark a change in our relationships as we choose a different response and see our partners differently.

The early Taurus Moon reflects back those unacknowledged feelings through a lens of values, which is one of the ways Taurus measures life. Our values form our foundations and Taurus loves to build strong foundations. Do you know what values you build your life on? What values center you? Courtesy and kindness, integrity and strength, honor and mercy, truth and courage, love and beauty, etc. These are the Taurus Moon's gift to Scorpio's emotional needs--they can be meet when we actually live our values. Loyalty and truth can build trust and heal betrayal.

At this Taurus Full Moon, the Scorpio Sun wants to know the truth. What do you value in life, in relationship, for yourself? Can I count on you to protect and guard my boundaries while I respect and protect yours? Can I count on you not to betray me? Truth speaking is the order of the day, as Saturn in Sagittarius nudges this Taurus Full Moon into taking a stand. But it's all in the delivery. Kindness and understanding go a long way in healing old relationship patterns.

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