Full Moon in Taurus, November 14, 2016

Full Moon in Leo

Group hug, anyone? That’s what this Full Moon at 22° 38′ Taurus on 14 November 2016, 05:52 AM PST ought to feel like. Taurus is happiest with physical demonstrations of affection and is very aware of the healing power of touch. Harmonious aspects from the healer, Chiron in Pisces, to the luminaries create a very healing environment . . . something we can all benefit from in these tumultuous times.

The Taurus Moon and Scorpio Sun still have to put up with Uranus in Aries pushing their buttons. Uranus is semi-sextile the Moon and inconjunct the Sun, both irritating aspects. Please bear in mind Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs, therefore insults are seldom forgotten and grudges can last a long, long time. Please think twice before indulging in rash, rude behaviors no matter how good that may feel in the short term.

There are plenty of other interesting aspects happening in this Full Moon chart with no connection to the luminaries. I vote the tight sextile between Mercury in Sagittarius and Mars in Aquarius as the most immediately helpful for us. This isn’t the most tactful combination but it is clear sighted and dedicated to the truth.

Venus in Capricorn is in a rather odd position with Mercury and Mars. She sits halfway in between them and is semi-sextile both. Perhaps she will be able to convince both to take a more practical approach. She has more clout than usual as the ruler of the Taurus Moon. Sagittarius and Aquarius can both be on the idealistic side and can use a dose of realism.

Jupiter in Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius and Pluto in Capricorn have a unique relationship. Right now Saturn is exactly semi-sextile Pluto which means any planet that aspects either of them will affect both. Jupiter makes a waxing sextile to Saturn and a waxing square to Pluto in this lunation chart. This is one of those times when practicing cautious optimism while checking behind the scenes for any loose cannons is my recommendation. Jupiter in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn three times over the next year with the first one happening on November 24. One possibility is people are going to be shocked to find out life is not fair (Jupiter in Libra) when the powers that be (Pluto in Capricorn) don’t deliver on their promises.

Overall this Full Moon in Taurus promotes the calm and stability typical of fixed lunations. The elements and modes are well balanced for a change, also contributing a solid, grounded feel. It is also a Super Moon (termed coined by astrologer, Richard Nolle) and those fortunate enough to see the Moon rise will be treated the largest Full Moon since 1948. Now is a good time to remember all the simple, genuine things we are grateful for in our busy lives. Peace and good will to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Moon through the trees © Diane Lang