The Full Moon occurs at 19:49 UT on the 29th October 2012 at 6TAU47.
When the Full Moon occurs in Taurus, it highlights issues of abundance and lack. Look around you. What is growing in your life right now? What is reaching fruition? Can you see where all your hard work has gone?
This Taurus Moon sits opposite Saturn so there is an austere mark in the chart. Saturn, whilst fully capable of reaching the top of the mountain and creating a nice little nest egg whilst he’s at it, can also indicate your fears over not having enough in life – not enough love, not enough money, not enough fun, not enough health, just not enough! Saturn is very aware of the haves and have-nots. He seems to weigh down the Moon and darken the Sun. Be careful, he may incline you to discount what you do have as just not good enough.
Meanwhile, ruler of the Full Moon, Venus sits teetering at the very edge of Libra opposite Uranus. It feels like the scales are wobbling. Venus is irritable, jumping around trying to make it all balance out. But when she moves, so does someone else and as she can’t predict what move they are going to make, she feels unstable. Square to Pluto it’s like she’s obsessing over one little slight. Quincunx Neptune she’s tormented by some perceived sleight of hand. She can’t quite see the truth and needs to shift her position to do so but then if she moves, then it might upset the balance yet again. Squared up to Ceres, Venus feels rather like a Goddess on a strict diet, denying herself not only what she wants but what she needs. Eating grapefruit all day is going to make anyone a bit sour – even lovely Venus.
Both Isis and Mercury enter Sagittarius a few hours before the Full Moon. Consequently both form a square to Neptune which gives a feeling of being sent on a wild goose chase. Isis in Sagittarius reflects the part of her story where she searches for the scattered, missing pieces of her husband. The conjunction to Mercury and square to Neptune feels like someone has told her they are sure they saw ones of those missing bits. She just needs to take a left at the crossroads and then count 106 paces to the right whilst lighting an orange candle and reciting Rumi. Surely she shall find what she has lost. Everyone seems to have some advice or other, some great wisdom to share but with Neptune in the mix there’s little discrimination between what is real and what isn’t.
Mars and Jupiter are in opposition to one another. There’s a danger for things to blow up out of all proportion. This combo tends to inflame and sometimes gets your blood boiling so much that you just want to do something! And yes, it’s a frying pain, fire scenario.
So where does this leave lovely Lua, sitting there rather forlorn in Taurus surveying her meagre harvest?
The Moon sits on the Sabian Symbol: –
The Woman Of Samaria At The Ancestral Well
This symbol harks back to a Biblical story. In the story, Jesus meets a woman from Samaria beside a well. She is unmarried and it’s vaguely suggested that she may be a prostitute or ‘immoral’. She is rather an outcast in her society because of her marital status. Every day she walks to the deep well to draw water. Jesus asks her for a drink and the woman is shocked that he should ask her because of their differing religious backgrounds and status. She has no idea who Jesus is. Jesus tells her it should be her asking him for a drink but she questions this, asking how he can possibly give her water when he has no equipment to draw water from the deep well. Jesus enigmatically replies :-
“…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14 New American Standard Bible
So this Sabian speaks of finding something your spiritual truth – your cosmic centre. It reminds me of that beautiful line from ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.
“I want to know what sustains you
From the inside
When all else falls away…”
Obviously in the Bible it is about following the Christian faith, however in a wider context it is about finding your own inner faith. Sometimes, like the opposition between Venus and Uranus, you can only find yourself when you have a little space. Sometimes you have to leave the crowd to hear your own voice.
When you have some inner resource that strengthens you from the inside, little can shake you. Note that one of the keys to finding your spiritual truth is self-acceptance and self-love. In the woman of Samaria story, Jesus spoke to the lady regardless of their differences or whatever anyone else might say. He accepted her entirely for who she was.
The Sun sits on the sabian Deep Sea Divers. Both sabians talk of getting back to the source. Taurus is a simple sign, a thankful sign – a sign that is at ease with the simplicity of life. Taurus will nurture its seeds but will also thin out those that aren’t growing well to make room for those that are. Trine to Pluto, the Moon suggests that the best way of dealing with the complexities of this lunation are to recognise what needs to be weeded out – and also to recognise that your power comes from within. You are the source.
If you aren’t happy with what you have, consider whether you have dug down far enough inside to really discover what it is you truly need. The sextile from the Moon to Chiron speaks of taking the opportunity to express your authenticity. Stop measuring your success in comparison to what others have. You don’t have to be one of the herd.
‘Well’ photo thanks to Randoms_Foundling on Deviant Art