November 6 to 13, 2014 Visible planets: Morning: Mercury, Jupiter Evening: Mars
We have so much to be grateful for. The magnificent planet upon which we spiral through the Galaxy gives us everything we need. The trick is in learning how to love, honor and respect the amazing, abundant resources with which we are provided. Life is an enigmatic journey and the human experience promises us all an eternity of polarity. Life and death, light and darkness, yin and yang; we learn to know feelings of both joy and sorrow, love and hate, agony and ecstasy.
The Buddha teaches us that suffering is unavoidable. It’s how we handle it that counts. Can we face our fears, accept our anger and angst, understand that we cannot control the ever-changing weather – no matter how hard we try? Can we accept others as they are, and recognize the futility of trying to change them? Especially when we feel they need our help? Compassion and loving-kindness, peace and equanimity, honesty and integrity – all tenets of spirit – keep us on the good, red road – the path of heart. Can we maintain our balance as we walk the road? Do we have the courage to open our hearts to the pain and suffering of the world?
The November 6th full Moon in Taurus was born on October 23rd at 0 degrees 25 minutes Scorpio in the shape of a partial solar eclipse. Coming to fruition at 15 degrees Taurus, on one of the year’s four cross-quarter days – when electromagnetic pulls are at a peak – this lunation stands as a powerful turning point on our personal, collective, global and cosmic journey through time and space. Taurus/Scorpio is all about resources and values, on every level. So as the days shorten and nights darken, we must go inside. We must turn inward. We must find our inner resource, the divine spark, the fire of spirit.
With gratitude and grace, may we walk in beauty.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr. 19) The Nov. 6th full Moon in Taurus shines brilliant light on your relationship to the physical world. Self-reliance and self-responsibility are themes. No amount of money or material possessions will ever be enough if you don’t have a healthy sense of self-worth. Your greatest gains come via intelligent – rather than impulsive – resource management. Balance the books; slow the pace and keep the peace.
Taurus (Apr. 19-May 20) In earthy Taurus, we discover what we most require and value to sustain a happy, healthy life. In steamy Scorpio, we uncover what we most desire – physically, emotionally and spiritually. This week’s full Moon illuminates the connectedness and common ground between these two polarities. Wealth is not so much about money as it is about what matters most. Count your blessings, instead of dollars.
Gemini (May 20-June 20) As the Taurus full Moon shimmers down upon autumn landscapes and leaves pave walkways golden, the cooling winds carry messages of metamorphic change and transformation. Passionate Mars conjuncts life-or-death Pluto and squares rebellious Uranus this week, unveiling deep soul needs, fears and desires. Secrets and intimacy are themes. Cultivate courage and embrace truth as your steadfast ally.
Cancer (June 20-July 22) Partners, mates, friends and allies gather force and compel action as lunar light illuminates your most cherished hopes and dreams. Career opportunity, upset or change awakens shimmering professional possibilities. Rather than stress over job security or stability, focus on the variety of options that you have to choose from. This is a time for discovering what you really want and value. Trust your intuition along the way.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 22) Mars, the ancient god of war and men, represents our personal passion and willpower. Pluto was the ancient god of wealth and death. These two planets come together in your solar 6th house of health and service this week, then make a square to revolutionary Uranus in your solar 9th house of belief. All this translates as a time to be as calm and accepting as possible. Focus on love and refrain from anger.
Virgo (Aug. 22-Sep. 22) A full Taurus Moon opens a week of powerful awakening and illumination. Self-worth, material security, personal income and earning potential are themes. Recent changes in your domestic environment, family structure and personal relationships have put you on a new path. You are cleaning house – literally and metaphorically – pruning the bush, and preparing for an expansive 12-year Jupiter cycle. Keep the faith.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 22) You may feel the powerful pull of personal desire and will as the Nov. 6th Taurus full Moon encourages a cautious, calm and patient approach to the week. Meanwhile, planets conjoin and square in cardinal signs, sparking excitement and compelling change. Partners and mates play a big part in your week. When will the madness end? Maintain inner peace and focus on self-care. Believe it or not, it is all as it should be.
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) A big week for seductive Scorpios unveils itself as a big Taurus full Moon rises above the eastern horizon. Other people, places and things take center-stage in a performance of who is who and what is what. “Seeing is believing,” or is that “believe and see”? Metaphysical possibilities abound, and you are the one and only one to make the most out of your life and times. Embrace the magic, live the dream.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec. 20) Vesta, goddess of the hearth and keeper of the flame, is happily centered in your sign as the Moon grows full, flickering embers of love and encouraging acts of kindness and nurturing compassion in your relationships. Meanwhile, the rest of the world seems to be burning. Whatever the situation, maintain calm and keep the peace when it comes to your immediate environment. Lead by example, do your best.
Capricorn (Dec. 20-Jan. 19) Big news for Capricorn: passionate Mars and transformational Pluto come together in your sign on Nov. 10th and are followed on Nov. 12th by a square to Pluto from rebellious Uranus in Aries. This translates as a major point of life reckoning and soul awakening, no matter how you cut the cake. Longstanding issues and longtime relationships shimmer in the cosmic light. Do what you need to do; follow the light.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Love, boundaries, awareness and issues of sustenance and control dance with personal will and wants. A fixed sign full Moon in Taurus lights up the connection between and balance of your professional and domestic responsibilities and success. A powerful planetary conjunction in your solar 12th house of the subconscious may stimulate anger or desire. Be aware of self-defeating behaviors and refrain from behaving badly.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) You may discover other people, places and things upset and on fire this week as planetary aspects impel awakening and change. Issues of personal, social and global control and responsibility are all over the board. Politics and religion are themes. Meanwhile, you understand the path to peace lies within. Personal healing, acts of kindness and compassion are allies on the journey. Keep the pace; cultivate grace.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com
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