Full Moon in Taurus 24th October 2018 @ 1°13’ 16:45
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Transform through the POWER of LOVE!Set the altruistic intention firmly into place and generate the cosmic love vibration to the max, for a wildly exciting and dynamic Full Moon – one that breaks all the usual rules and sets your heart racing, as a vision of the future, bright, shiny and new, becomes clear – even as some influences dramatically hail from out-of-the-blue (people or ideas). Because this is one of the year’s most dramatic and intense, forward-thinking Full Moons in which Sun and Moon are part of a determined ‘Grand Fixed Cross’, a formation that tests commitment and resolve, ideas, as well as relationships. And because the Sun is with Love Goddess Venus, when looking to create positive change that benefits everyone – not just those we intimately love and care for, be ready for a strong blast of all-consuming Love Light. The source of such warmth and brilliance could be anyone’s guess – such is the unpredictability of events and emotions surrounding this Full Moon, which could also mark make or break moments.
Grand Crosses are mighty powerful at the best of times, let alone one that involves Venus Retrograde (Rx) with the secretive Scorpio, conjunct Spirit Sun, which are thus both opposite an exalted Taurus Full Moon, next to an open-minded astral wild-child, Uranus. Hopefully Luna’s elevated Taurean influence, as the Moon in the sign of the Bull is the best possible place to be, is to slow-down, smooth and temper the zappy and jagged Uranian pace. These four planets then form a tight Square to form the Cross with fellow Fixed signs, Leo and Aquarius, along the karmic nodal axis, pulling memories from the collective past, and thrusting them into the creative personal play pen.
Esoteric Astrology calls all this fixity ‘The Cross of Right Direction’, as it is a powerful ‘Cross of Transformation’, leading from selfishness to selflessness. It’s not an easy Cross to bear in many ways. As the Fixed Cross implies having to go through a massive process of renewal by releasing desires, fears (of the wild mind) and every shred of all old and outworn obsessions, which is quite a tall order, but in no means impossible, as long as one remains open-minded and aware of the importance of emancipating oneself from mental slavery.
In order to achieve the required selflessness, however, one paradoxically also needs to learn to love and value oneself. Because if you can’t love yourself, then who can you love? Which leads me to the current Venus retrograde question: can you even love those dark demons which are currently trying to hide and set up home in shadowy psychic spaces? Acknowledging how we humans have difficult emotions that often desperately need subjugating, the Scorpio Sun and Venus propose indulging a deep love of psychology and analysis. But the Moon with Uranus also highlights flashes of insight and quicker ways to deal with immediately recognised issues, purely by consciously applying the appropriate emotional antidotes that swiftly impact upon and pacify jealousy, rage, obsession or depression: all of which can actually be quite emotionally liberating. Taking either the slow path of depth psychology or the speedy application of mind-training, both methods are good. One is a means of understanding ‘why’ and the other a technique of ‘how’ to be in control. Really, what we all need are tools to there are very few who can say that they have conquered themselves and have truly renounced desire or aversion.
So, what to do if envy and fixation dog dreams or the waking mind? Firstly, among the most important ways of staying on centre is to not compare oneself to anyone – in any circumstance. When looking around at where you are now, remember that lovely saying ‘Be Yourself. Everyone else is taken’. Secondly, to overcome jealousy or obsession, as hard as it may be, make an effort to be happy if faced with situations that make you wonder why someone else should have all the luck, and not you. Seriously, learn to trust your feelings and muster up all your inside goodness and be joyful for others whose karma has ripened. Recognise how karma works in mysterious ways. And know that the more you are joyful for others (even if its an ex having a good time), the more you are happy within your own mind. Remember there are always remedies to help. When feeling angry, for instance exercise patience; if desirous exercise gratitude (for all you already have) and practice non-attachment. And for addictions (of any kind) now is a good time to reach out to connect with others who can help support the process of releasing toxins pain or suffering within a pleasant and caring environment. Those who can engender a team spirit that alleviates the feeling of isolation are probably closer than you think.
While a change is often as good as a rest, Spirit Sun with the retrograde Venus tends to cover old ground in order to seek fairness, for the physical body, as well as in relationship. Giving value to all everyone does is paramount when the Sun is with Venus. This often means dealing with old issues, specifically those which came up nine months ago, or even 8 years ago. Old relationships could suddenly reappear, or issues that repeat themselves in your life, as well as the pertinent information that clarifies agreements. Check planets around the early degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius and see where this Cross of Transformation lies and where you are cosmically bound to make dramatic change to free the heartmind and liberate your soul. Just to clarify: this Full Moon is a time to be open and clear, not tear yourself into shred or criticise yourself or others. In other words, to gain more clarity, do more of what makes you happy and less of what stresses you out, because that only clouds your emotions.
Bear in mind how Venus is also the planet of Air and Wind. Indeed, Venus even finishes her retrograde in the Air Sign Libra, at the next Full Moon (23rd November, the day before Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius!). Consciously breathing through difficult situations is incredibly energizing, with long, slow breaths that calm and pacify the internal mind. Remember how breath is mind’s vehicle to Spirit. Be aware how we are all incredibly sensitive beings, some more than others, but each with his or her own electromagnetic subtle energies coursing through the psychic and emotional body. Breathing into tension and spaces through visualisation and exercise helps to release emotional blocks and memories which get stuck in the physical body too. The ensuing lightness of heart also makes it easier to feel enthusiastic about the future, however tough it looks like when reading a newspaper. Know that no man is an island, we are all connected on Spaceship Earth, together we can heal, harmonise, and be holistically happy.