The Full Moon in Taurus is on October 24th at 1° Taurus. The Sun is closely aligned with the moon’s ruler, Venus, and the moon is within a degree of Uranus, all of which are square to the North Node at 1° Leo. This suggests a tense and intense Full Moon bringing up themes around the body, sexuality, resources, land, and earth. The square to the nodes suggests a choice: to step out of our comfort and toward our evolution, or to shirk back into what’s comfortable.
The fully lit moon brings awareness to Taurus themes: embodiment, the body, sex, sexuality, physicality, materiality, resources, Earth. The goal of Taurus is to find security within the material world, to secure food, housing, resources, and safety. To find stability and sustenance.
And yet, the moon is right on top of Uranus, which recently shifted into Taurus. While Taurus longs for stability, Uranus signifies disruption, instability, revolution, nonlinear change, activism, radicality, outsiders, the marginalized, the oppressed. Uranus, as the modern ruler of Aquarius, at its best, feels the heart of humanity, and fights for the rights and dignity of all people.
Uranus is individualistic in the sense that it’s unique and values the individuality and freedom of everyone, but it’s highly social in that it’s concerned with humanity as a whole. Uranus understands that we are in this together. If one person can be subject to injustices then anyone can be.
Opposite Uranus and the Moon, the Sun, asks us who we are, and Venus, retrograde, asks us to consider our relationships and what we value. They are in Scorpio, which seeks transformation, and as such, is not afraid of the dark; it’s the scorpion’s home. It knows that the only way through suffering is through. It’s through going within, facing the discomfort, the pain, the demons, that we transform ourselves and learn to soar.
Venus, the Sun, Uranus, and the Moon are all square to the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius, forming a tight grand cross, all the corners of which are in fixed signs, bringing tension and fixity which seeks an outlet for release.
There is a big square surrounding the Earth, a fixed box that we find ourselves in. We may wish for a way out, but how? In Evolutionary Astrology, squares to the nodes of the Moon are understood as a potential block to moving forward, a potential “skipped step” in evolution, a step that needs to be dealt with in order to move forward, a choice.
How are we holding to our current patterns, to the current state of affairs? Many of us say we want change, but when it comes down to it, are we willing to let go of how it has been to make way for what could be? To what extent are we able to face the unknown?
Leo, at its best is generosity, and at its worst is ego. In order to evolve as humanity, in order to work toward a system in which all our brothers and sisters and gender nonconforming folks have autonomy and stable housing and food and resources, we need to address ego. We’ve been trained into thinking of ourselves as separate. But it’s a lie. Ego is illusion. If any of us can be homeless, can be denied personhood, can be separated from our families, then any of us could be.
Scorpio also signifies death, and as we face the Taurus themes of Earth and embodiment and sexuality and sustenance, are we prepared to let our old ways of being and thinking die, to make way for something radically new?
We have a choice: stay stuck in this box, in this system, with all this injustice and inhumanity. In which case, humanity may not make it. Or to break open the box. But what is outside of it? We can’t possibly know. We’ve been held in this box for so long. We hate it in here, but we’re used to it. It’s all we know. So, this is the choice we face: to stick with what we know or to face the unknown, where maybe, just maybe we will find freedom.