Taurus Full Moon
The Taurus Full Moon is exact at 11:59° at 10:23 PM PDT on Friday. Taurus is a fixed earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. Venus opposes Uranus, the planet of rebellion and eccentricity, at 10:02 PM that same day. Venus/Uranus will brook no interference with its inclinations and preferences. Neptune, the planet of inspiration and illusion, at 11:34° Pisces, exactly trines the Scorpio Sun and sextiles the Taurus Moon. This gives a compassionate and spiritual cast to this Taurus Full Moon. However, Neptune, is also the planet of dissolution, making it a little easier to let go of romantic attachments or possessions that no longer serve us.
Full Moons are a time of crisis and culmination. Scorpio/Taurus is on the fixed sign grid of the Zodiac, which includes Aquarius and Leo. Fixed signs are stubborn and tenacious in their goals. Taurus Moon enjoys the sensual pleasures in life. Taurus is earth and wants to know there is money in the bank and a secure future filled with comfort. Scorpio Sun is intensely ambitious and passionate and wants to comprehend the complete picture, both hidden and visible in any situation. Thus we come to the theme of possessions and possessiveness.
The Taurus Full Moon wants to know that they are financially secure and that their loved ones are true. We all want this to a certain extent, but to Taurus Moon, it is a basic need to have stored resources. And to Scorpio Sun, knowledge, especially hidden information, is crucial to a sense of mastery of the environment. The tenacious Taurus/Scorpio axis, softened by the loosening nonliteralizing effect of Neptune, generates an opportunity to resolve issues of desire and reality.
What have I been holding onto for dear life as if it alone defines me? Does this really align with my true values in life? Taurus and Scorpio are deeply concerned with safety. Taurus wants physical safety and Scorpio wants the security of emotional mastery. But just as possessions can overtake us and posses us, rather than us possessing them, so can our desires turn us into something we abhor.