the meaning of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus | Friday, November 18th, 2021 - the eclipse spin cycle begins!


On Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 3:57AM EST, the Taurus Moon will oppose the Scorpio Sun at 27 degrees - giving us this month's Full Moon, our annual Full Moon in Taurus. Happening so near the Moon's nodes gives us a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (partial).

Taurus is ruled by Venus and rules our collective 2nd house of everything money can buy and everything money can't. She rules finances, love, stability, security and comfort. She rules our values, our resources and also represents Mother Earth. Taurus energy is nurturing - it brings us back to ourselves. On the flip-side, Taurus can also represent fear based/scarcity thinking when our security is threatened (real or imagined), focusing us on all the reasons something we want to do won't work or all the reasons we can't have what we want. Taurus energy is stubborn (like the bull) or passive (like the cow).

We either own it (whatever "it" is) or it doesn't belong to us.

Like all Full Moons, this is a Sun/Moon opposition. The Sun is in deep, dark, transformative Scorpio and the Moon is in earthy, grounded Taurus. Full Moons represent fullness, peak power, endings - that moment of our breath when our lungs are full just a second before we begin to exhale. 

With Scorpio, something hidden is brought into the light (Full Moons bring things to light, but with Eclipses some things are still hidden, so there will be things we won't know with whatever we have going on). Eclipse events are fated. We could feel a loss of control with whatever is going on. What we value might feel threatened. A situation could be stimulated involving our use or avoidance of power. With Taurus, we turn toward the present moment - what already exists. Can we appreciate/take solace in what we HAVE? We move closer to what brings us comfort now - nature, food, touch, our physical senses.

Now, let's unpack the chart! 


The Moon in Taurus opposes the Sun near enough to the Nodes of the Moon to give us a Partial Lunar Eclipse. This is the first Eclipse of the Taurus/Scorpio axis that starts in December (in two weeks we will have the LAST Eclipse of the Gemini/Sagittarius axis that is finishing up). So this Eclipse has the potential to be a kind of 'kick off' point for the new axis which will be in effect for 18 months - we will be focused on making life more simple/changing our VALUE SYSTEM (what we value and how we feel valued) and burying what is dead/moving away from what is too complicated/paying off our debts.


Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are different than regular Full Moons because they are happening on the Moon's South Node - the Moon is full but the Sun's light is blocked by the Earth. So although things are still concluding and 'coming to light' other stuff is hidden, too. Nothing is exactly as it seems. Eclipses are cosmic course corrections. Things get eclipsed out or out of our way. 

Like a computer being rebooted after a change to its operating system - we get a RE-SET.

The time in between these two eclipses (the next one is in two weeks) is kind of like being in our washing machine spin cycle. It's not the time to take out the wash unless we want a soggy mess. Stuff isn't finished. We have to let the machine (the set of eclipses) do its work.

So, if you can, save the big-bodacious moves until after that second eclipse in two weeks. Let things unwind a bit. Let's let the Eclipses work their magic first. See where the washing machine spits us out and what we have to work with. Plus we'll be clean and smell like fabric softener sheets without polluting the planet and our immune systems by actually using them.


The Taurus Moon reaches fullness at 27 degrees Taurus. This is TIGHTLY conjunct fixed star Algol - considered by some to be the most malevolent star in the Milky Way Galaxy (sounds like fun) and also interestingly enough the name of an early (first?) computer language/program that initiated 'algorithms' (started in 1958 and published during the mega Aqua conjunction of 1963 - a time famous psychic/astrologer Jeane Dixon stated would be the birth of the Anti-Christ). Not saying Algol/algorithms is the anti-Christ consciousness, but I'm not saying it isn't either. Interesting (slightly out-there and not religious) post about all that in the works.

This is also tightly conjunct the degree of the United States natal Wuhan/Pandora conjunction in the 6th house of health/work and EXACTLY opposing Biden's natal 12th house Sun (the transiting Sun conjunct his natal Sun) with Mercury on his natal Mercury, Mars on his natal Mars, the South Node on his Ascendant, North Node on his Descendant/Uranus conjunction of "the other" (!), asteroid Wuhan opposing his natal Narcissus, too much to list. BIG stuff happening for him and with the ruler of his Scorpio planets in his 8th house of death/transformation that looks physically challenging for him, keep in mind his chart is all about 12th and 8th houses death/endings plus that Uranus Descendant (the U.S. also has a natal Uranus/Descendant)  - Biden bringing us "the other" - and for the United States now and over the next 6 months as this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse plays out and we move through the United States first ever Pluto return.

The Full Moon squares Jupiter in Aquarius. This is waning/unwinding. This is in the past, but near enough to the Eclipse to still be in play. This might speak of a big opportunity. Or maybe something not quite so grandiose that we have somehow exaggerated/caused to balloon out of proportion. With Jupiter ruling the South Node and Vesta EXACTLY conjunct the South Node, maybe an old hope/faith/wisdom/what we BELIEVE is being shaken up. Or maybe our NEW focus/devotion (that Sag house) is causing challenges/tension or maybe it is - keeping in mind this is a Taurus Eclipse - something about the way we OWN what we OWN that needs to shift. Also the empty leg of the Taurus/Scorpio/Aquarius T-Square landing in Leo, reminding us of the need to stay in our heart, shine brightly, bring ourselves to the world and hold for the world what we came here to carry.


The Moon trines Pluto making whatever is going on more intense/feel like 'life and death', but also more able to EMPOWER us if handled correctly. I know many people who have had surgeries/important health tests this past week.

The Moon is conjunct asteroid Sedna who can bring challenges, especially health challenges or situations where we have been 'cut off' from stability/what we used to know or count on - particularly when we've ignored what we 'didn't want to know'. This might also be looked at as repeating that separating square to Jupiter - an opportunity to create lemonade from lemons or maybe something that looked much better or worse than it actually was/is.


Venus, ruler of Taurus and so ruler of this lunation, is in Capricorn and trining Uranus EXACT. She is also applying to a sextile to Mars. Both smooth aspects. That trine to Uranus speaks of change/progress/the future. The NEW is being set up. The sextile to Mars speaks of serious/focused action. 


New money, new values, new relationships, new beauty, new self-esteem. 


Venus is walking her upcoming retrograde shadow now and we will be back here two more times. Whatever this is, it won't be all squared away until next year. We have been mentally preparing (North Node in Gemini) the last year and a half for the physical changes of 2022 and 2023 and starting with this Eclipse we will begin to physically EMBODY the changes.

To bottom line this one, and although I used to be a banker, I really hate bottom lines - this is a POWERFUL portal for a timeline shift. 

An extremely potent one. 

This will influence the next two weeks, six months, 18 months and even 18 years. Although this is a partial Eclipse it is a VERY long Eclipse. And this is the FIRST Eclipse of the upcoming Taurus/Scorpio nodal axis and the way something starts is the way something goes. 

Often during Eclipses we are making very serious decisions - or the people around us are - or very serious situations are playing out. 

This is the first Eclipse of two, so hold on loosely. Stay flexible.

Venus is in sober Capricorn and ruling this Eclipse, so take care of your responsibilities, treat people respectfully - yes, even people you don't agree with, a world full of people who agree with us would suck big-time, trust me on this - focus on what you love/value/what matters most. With Venus in Capricorn until the end of year we will be working to make Venusian issues MORE STABLE. 

Mercury (in Scorpio and opposing the Full Moon) is trining Neptune - kind of dissolving our Scorpio obsession/focus. Taking the bite from our words, but also the certainty from our minds. Certainty is so 2019 anyway, right?  This is good energy for heightened intuition. Prayer/meditation/imagination is powerful. The right words come to us. Just stay away from narcotics and alcohol because the effects will be greatly heightened.


Balance your books. Organize the money in your wallet. Get/give a massage. Take a bath. Bake some bread. Hug a tree. 

The next Eclipse in two weeks will be a BIG one, too, and pull us back to the Gemini/Sag North and South Node axis of the last 18 months for one final BLAST - minds will change/old beliefs and old judgments must be released. 

It will be let go or be dragged time. 

xo all

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