The one of a kind Full Moon at 22 degrees Taurus takes place Monday, November 14th (7:52 AM CST). You’re going to be seeing a lot written about this Moon, not just because it is also a Supermoon -occuring at perigee- but also because it’s the largest Full Moon Supermoon since 1948; we won’t see one this visibly huge again until 2034! This Full Moon will be nearly 15% larger and 30% brighter than any regular Full Moon. It will be at its biggest and brightest during the night before, so stay up late on Sunday November 13th or get up early Monday November 14th to take in the full Full Moon effect!
Astrologically, again this Full Moon is in Taurus, opposing the Sun in Scorpio, trine Pluto (ruling planet of Scorpio) at 15 degrees Capricorn, and sextile Chiron retrograde at 20 degrees Pisces. Considering how very close to the earth this lunation is going to be, it’s safe to say that this Full Moon will be pulling on everyone’s emotions. After all, the word lunacy derives from the Latin word for “moonstruck”. Ask people that work in hospitals or emergency careers, these Full Moons earn the “lunacy” reputation from somewhere. So, we’ll all be moonstruck by this awesome Full Moon Supermoon, but -individual exceptions notwithstanding- for the most part I’m not seeing this Taurus Full Moon as something to worry about.
For one thing, the Moon is exalted in Taurus, meaning the Moon finds tremendous comfort here. Happy and serene. We always look at the aspects for further information, and besides the obvious opposition to the Scorpio Sun this Full Moon only makes two other major aspects, both of which are harmonious ones. There’s tremendous depth and power at this lunation but in a way that is accessible, gentle, and supportive.
Essentially, we’re looking at an emphasis on the Taurus-Scorpio astrological axis, with help from the supporting cast of Pluto and Chiron. Both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs; seeking an anchor in their respective motifs. Taurus being simple earth, Scorpio being deep churning water. The tremendous closeness of this luminous Taurus Full Moon focuses on the interplay of necessities and desires, security and passion, the overt and simple versus the covert and complex. Scorpio needs Taurus to prevent exhaustion from overcomplicating the emotions; Taurus needs Scorpio to move it away from inertia into something more profound. In both signs, values are either built upon or torn down to make room for better values. This Taurus Full Moon is a great time to balance these grounding forces: are you dealing with too much drama, should you resolve to find a more stable atmosphere? Or, do you need more passion and intensity in your life to prevent mental and emotional atrophy?
What is always the biggest question with the Taurus-Scorpio astrological axis is: how rich in spirit are you? Are you rich at all if your spirit is suffering?
That’s where I see the sweet aspects of Pluto and Chiron coming in to play. In their own way, both Pluto and Chiron can offer soul level healing of unimaginable pain. The gentle but powerful support the exalted Taurus Full Moon receives looks like a salve for psychic wounds. I don’t think this Moon will be dredging up ugly things as much as it will be aware of them and not letting them distort healthy perspective. While Taurus is a steady, linear builder, the Scorpio/Pluto emphasis along with Chiron retrograde in Pisces should help us intuit better ways of incorporating life’s natural curveballs, fluctuations and up/down cycles into our plans. Maybe time to accept what can’t be changed and use mistakes/hurts from the past to start building up a better tomorrow.
Whichever thing is needed in your life, Taurus is a chill sign and we all need to take the chillest route here. (Especially here in the U.S., everyone needs to simmer down right about now…) This Full Moon does look like a slow, steady burn with a focus on the sensual. Enjoyment of the good things in life isn’t just self-indulging; it’s about making the spiritual life tangible, as there’s no distinction between the physical and the spiritual to Taurus.
This does mean the Full Moon in Taurus will also be drawing out issues involving money and our self worth. Self worth is often tied to money (or, more commonly, lack of money) but also deeply involves how we are respected for our standards or how we ourselves respect our own standards. If your values system is working out for you and you’ve got good people in your life who also value your values, you’ll see evidence of it here. Unless something is very wrong within certain financial or personal matters, on the whole this shouldn’t be a particularly strong or upsetting Full Moon in material ways on the personal level. Now, the global financial scene might be different, since there’s actually quite a bit of “propping up” being done to make finances look more robust on paper than they really are. While this single lunation isn’t a huge upset, it does occur around the time the more unsettling space weather starts building in intensity, so while the Full Moon won’t exactly stir things up it can highlight things already coming to a head in global events.
Mostly, though, it’s a chill and beautiful Full Moon. Enjoy the beauty of it if you want to stay up for it; if not, enjoy the beauty and depth of your dreams as this Full Moon in Taurus aspecting Pluto in Capricorn and Chiron in Pisces is a dreamers Moon.