Weekly Column


Full Moon in Taurus - Blending the Spiritual with the Mundane

Column for Monday, 26th October - Sunday, 1st November 2015

It’s been over a year since I wrote the last astrology column, but the time feels right for me to put fingers to the keyboard this week.

In England, British Summer Time has just finished, and to counteract the increasing darkness outside, we can look forward to more light in our lives with candles and log fires. It’s time to get cosy! The trees are still looking fabulous with flame colours of vibrant red, rust, yellow and orange, but soon they will stand in skeletal splendour until next Spring.

On Monday 26th, there are some edgy connections between an Aries Moon and Pluto, Uranus and Mercury. There is a general feeling of unrest, and patience may need to be consciously cultivated. However, there is also the possibility of suddenly becoming emotionally aware of something not recognised before – a sudden inner knowing about something or someone, that could be very helpful.

The Moon slides into sensual Taurus on Tuesday, and becomes full at 12.05pm. The Moon in Taurus feels emotionally content when all the senses are well-fed, so enjoy that lunch, go for an autumnal walk, smell bonfires, have a massage. The Sun is currently in Scorpio, adding intensity to daily proceedings; Neptune engages with the Sun and the Moon, adding a spiritual slant to the whole scenario.

Neptune lightens the potential stolid feel to the Sun/Moon in fixed signs. If you’re feeling stuck consider meditation, dancing, or just appreciation of the beauty of nature to shift your focus, and move you on. Count your blessings rather than your misgivings.

At the moment Venus, Mars and Jupiter are dancing together in Virgo. It’s a creative, hard-working, inspiring combination, with the emphasis on producing something useful as well as beautiful, something that makes the world a better place. It could be connected to a relationship, a product, a new creative experience of any kind. If it can help others, so much the better. Virgo enjoys being of service. On Wednesday, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto make fleeting connections with the Moon in Taurus, making it an auspicious day for making progress on a practical level, especially in connection with relationships, and/or creative projects.

There’s a move to more cerebral concerns on Thursday, when the Moon flutters into the air sign Gemini. Gemini needs to communicate, touching on many subjects in a short space of time. I usually find it helpful to plan to do several things on a day with the Moon in Gemini, as it isn’t easy to just focus on one thing.

On Friday, although there are some challenging aspects to the Moon, there is also a beautiful connection between the Sun in Scorpio, and the Neptune in Pisces. It is a follow on aspect from the full moon, a time to tune into to the wonder of things that are beyond the mundane.
It is a compassionate, spiritual and imaginative combination that takes the focus away from the materialistic and self-absorbed side of life. We are all connected energetically on some level.

It is a time for families, friends and kindred spirits to come together on the weekend of Hallowe’en. The combination of a Scorpio Sun and a Cancer Moon puts the emphasis on nurturing and sharing, putting aside differences, and enjoying the moment. Benign aspects to the Sun and Neptune from the Moon emphasize harmonious relationships, feeling more in tune with one another, and recognizing the loveliness of the magical, mystical, unseen beings around us.

In past times, the Celts celebrated Samhain, the festival of the dead, when the boundaries between the natural and super-natural worlds were dissolved. It began at sunset on 31st October and lasted three days. It marked the beginning of winter, and also the Celtic New Year. It was the most important festival of the year, a time of purification, so that life could begin again with a clean slate.

Scorpio is the sign of birth, death and transformation, resonating with this Celtic festival. It is a good time to reflect on the year so far, and to make changes that will enhance your authentic self, and allow your spirit to shine.

Enjoy the week!

NB. All times shown are for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Copyright: Sue Walker. October 2015.



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