Céu Distante/Distant Heaven By: Bebel Gilberto
It has arrived, the defining full moon for the fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The Full Moon in Taurus comes once a year under its opposite sun sign of Scorpio. Those of you who paid attention in Geometry class, know that 180º degrees is the opposite side of the circle. So as the Scorpio sun sets on Wednesday, the full moon will rise in Taurus. Mercury and Venus are in Sagittarius and Mars is in Leo. So expect there to be a lot of communication of thoughts and physical communication due to Venus and Mercury being so close. If people seem to go between polar opposites this week, do not be surprised, as these signs are well-balanced in masculine and feminine aspects. Add the fact that Mars is in Leo, giving a lot of movement to getting activities done, it will be a productive week.
Taurus Full Moon on 11/11/11
The full moon in Taurus is a time to fix and or finish all projects in preparation for the slowing hibernating months of winter and set the stage for a healthy year to come. This year the full moon in Taurus lies between November 10-13 which means that the moon will be FULL on 11-11-11. Of course you can look at this through the western scientific filter, this is just another day. After all most of the world lives according to the Gregorian calendar (Solar), and before that it was the Julian calendar. There are various calendars around the world, some based on the sun, others the moon and many are a combination of both. On the Chinese Calendar (Lunisolar) it is the year 4708, on the Islamic calendar (lunar) it is 1431–1432 (This calendar starts 622 A.D. the year in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina). On the Hebrew calendar it is 5771, a calendar (Lunisolar) that starts when Adam and Eve left the garden of Eden. So there is date that is not contrived or subjective according to western thought.
Now if you are open to systems of beliefs outside of western science, there are a variety of theories about 11-11-11. Some of these theories include but re not limited to: The first official cusp day of the Age of Aquarius, Stargate for Conscious Ascension, Spiritual Illumination, alignment of lower and higher chakras and etheric elements and possible visitation by other forms of life. No matter what happens, this is a time for absolute honesty and integrity and openness towards the Self and world around you.
Full Moon in Taurus is a battle between two of the 4 fixed (and most intensely “stubborn” or “determined”) Zodiac signs. Taurus and Scorpio have opposite and often complimentary agendas and producing harmony between these forces is very difficult, but once this has been attained a high level of success is obtained and often “golden” ages follow. Venus ruled Taurus will put a peaceful, earthy and practical energy into the cosmic consciousness while Scoprio’s Phoenix persona will mine out all of life’s strengths and seeds of wisdom that accentuate and showcases Scorpios remarkable talent for transcending crisis and transforming tragedy into triumph. The Moon goes into Taurus at roughly 17º-18º degrees which is the decanate for Mercury ruled Taurus Virgos (May 1- May 10) so expect a lot of communication, teaching/learning and evaluation. If you hear anything that sounds like judgement, look past the negativity and focus on that constructive part of the criticisms that may arise.
Fortunately, the sun in Scorpio presents the opportunities to look at the hidden complications, challenges and awkward emotions that people often prefer to avoid, pushing people to confront and redefine the boundaries of their comfort zones. Expect an unbelievable amount of creativity, romance and sexuality charging the air the whole week of 11/6/11-11/12/11.
Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces and Cancer can be expected to have extraordinary success if they push a little harder. Aries and Sagittarius will be exceptionally active and somewhat fierce, don’t take it personal, they are on a mission. Leo will be challenged along with Aquarius as the energy between their fixed square, Taurus and Scorpio, will be channeled through them like cosmic superconductors. This is the time to get it done!
Conquer your fears this week and open yourself up to endless possibilities. Free your mind. Enjoy it! ?Mercury? Retrograde will be back 11/23/2011.
Celebrate the Full Moon in Taurus with the Amazing Music of Anais Aida!
(Instrumental from Drake’s Marvin’s Room)