We have arrived at the Taurean Full Moon of the year. Full moons in the sign of the Celestial Bull are strong for they bring the powers of Life, Death and Rebirth into our consciousness.
Full moons are the time of completion and revealing. Night-veil of Selene is completeley lifeted and her Truth lights up the Sky. What was concieved at the alchemical moment of the new moon comes to consciousness at the moment of the fullness of the moon. The unseen, new meaning and manifestation of Time reveals itself in all its embracing, silvery, life giving glory.
Taurus is all about the birthing Earth: life giving and nourishing Earth Mother in all her beauty expressed in colourful flowers, perfumes, tastes and birdsong. Scorpio is when we end one phase to perpetuate life: change and transformation; Death if you like. As the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus come to face each other, we hang in a moment between Life and Death. Both Sun and Moon are our life givers, lights. Today we are recieving the light of the Sun through the dakr and cold waters of Scorpio and the nourishing light of the Moon through the birthing and grounding garden of Taurus. Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, we also call it the Second Place. In Hellenistic Astrology the Second Place is named the Gate of Hades. This is where we enter the chtonic realm, where the Spirit (Fire-Aries) slow down into matter. On the contrary, The Eighth Place (Scorpio) is where matter dissoved into energy. Matter is set free and energy flows. In order to understan this, I offer an example: Think about spring, this is the season of Taurus (21 April -21 May). Everything in nature grows during spring. New life expands. Trees absorb the elements and build up their branches. Light of the Sun enters the earthly realm and makes it grow.
In November, Scorpio (21 Oct-21 Nov), we begin to burn those branches to recieve warmth and light from them. Energy of the Sun was collected, stored in the trees during spring and summer, now we set it free in the absence of the Sun. Scorpio is the time when matter is destroyed and the energy is set free. This example encapsulates the Taurus-Scorpio axis, where we are experincing the full moon today.
You can always find materialistic Taureans who will colledt the good things and pile up their treasury only to be spend and destroyed by a Scorpio. Your Scorpio friends may always be on the look out for ways of transformation, therefore be ready to spend and utilize their resources instead of collecting.
We can contemplate on how the process of growth/unmaking works in our lives. Is it balanced or needs to be balanced ? The full moon helps us to see these aspects of life. The retrograding Mercury and aspecting Pluto are also adding to the powers of this moment of fullness and fruitation. Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods, weaves his way between the Divine Twins of Leto. While Pluton, who stands at the beginnings and endings, is beholding this moment from his icy throne on the gnawing peaks of Capricorn.