October 28, 2023 at 1:23pm, Pacific marks the the time of the Full Moon in Taurus and the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus and Scorpio in the Northern Hemisphere. This Full Moon is about recognizing the things you hold on to in life motivated by fear, control, unawareness, deprivation, etc. Not allowing yourself to see the aspects of the path to replacing what has worked for you in your life up to this point no longer serves you moving forward. Because Taurus is ruled by Venus, this lunation is about love in all aspects of our life. Taurus brings stability, grounding, abundance and the comforts in life – earth based. Opposing the Taurus Moon is the very deep thinking and spiritually powerful Scorpio who elicits the energy of recognizing what needs to change in order for what we want to be born. Commonly defined in Astrology as death and rebirth. I love the example from the card “Chaos & Conflict” in the Wisdom of the Oracle Cards by Collette Baron-Reid that explains: “Opposing forces creates chaos by which our beliefs/actions get scattered to the wind leaving parts of ourself no longer needed & blowing seeds into the world to birth new life. Chaos leads to the reordering of things.” What is presently happening in your life illustrating a need for reordering? Michael Lennox gives the example of the person hanging by a tree branch fearing death if they let go, not realizing if they let go, is the land of opportunity of what they desire just below. I ask, what are you attached to with blinders on? What are you unwilling to change because you fear loosening the grip will open you to the unknown and you can’t risk it, even though desire change? When you set your New Moon intentions, know the change & potential chaos comes to help discover what you desire, which sits before you in the aftermath. But you have to go through the change to birth the dream, no matter how small or profound.
Dr. Michale Lennox explains partially in my words, “while the North & South Nodes are what trigger eclipses & the Nodes have moved into Libra and Aries, in this eclipse the Sun in Scorpio is close enough to the South Node on the other side of Libra for this to be a Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse this lunation.” You can read more about the Saros Cycle to understand more clearly what that all means, per Michael Lennox, Astrologer. “It is important to understand the Nodes have been in Taurus & Scorpio for the past 2 years, so we have been working on this opposition during eclipse season for quite some time.” This eclipse could allow us to finalize the changes (death/rebirth) we have been working toward with love, relationships, abundance since 2021. Venus will continue to rule our eclipses moving forward as it also rules Libra. With the chaos of the world and the we/me opposing energies of the Nodes in Libra and Aries, it will be important to realize in order for us to find peace in this world, we must find it in our hearts and put that forth to the world in order to have it on a collective level. Libra is about harmony and balance for us all while Aries can be single minded and compulsive as well as courageous and powerful in creating change. The saying, “Be the change you hope to see” couldn’t be more important in the coming years as Neptune, Uranus & Saturn all change signs. And the rotor rooter of the galaxy, Pluto will continue to move into Aquarius. This is significant change ahead and the best way to weather the storm is to show compassion and love toward your fellow man and be the peace loving change you hope to see.
Let’s draw a card to see what it is we need to know about staying grounded while we release the things that we need to let go of? Today I am drawing a card from the online “Spirit Animal Oracle” deck & the card is: Giraffe Spirit in protection. The book reads: Are you sticking your neck out too far, reaching too high instead of looking around you to see the conditions on the ground? Your devotion to co-creating something new is admirable, but Giraffe Spirit is showing up to remind you that you have to look at the whole picture, not just the tasty leaves at the top of the tree. Other points the book makes: Perhaps you are ruminating over the worries of the world instead of paying attention to what you can do right now, where you are, to bring about the change you would like to see. Perspective is necessary now. Transformation begins with you, don’t get to far up into the clouds thinking about all the big problems that you lose perspective.
I will finish by saying to remember to always evaluate your motivation for the things you dream of. Remember when you set goals and dreams into motion, change happens. If is important that when you dream of change, you remember how you want to feel and what is required of you to let go of to have your dreams. Be grounded, keep them right-sized and trust that knowing your truth means it is possible. But most of all, be willing to trust when your dreams unfold, this is what you hoped for and what you want is just on the other side of letting go. Have compassion and courage to follow your heart toward the change of your dreams.
Peach and Love, Susan
References: Collette Baron-Reid, Dr. Michael Lennox, Debbie Franks and my wisdom and spiritual guides for which I am grateful.