The moon is on her way to being full on Halloween October 31 in the earthy sign of Taurus at 9:49 am CST. Full moons occur when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the same degree. For this
particular full moon the sun will be at 8 degrees Scorpio while the moon will be in the opposite sign of Taurus at 8 degrees.
Taurus Zodiac Facts
Taurus is an earth sign meaning practical results are of utmost importance. Taurus isn’t one for taking wild risks, like their fellow earth signs (Capricorn and Virgo) their priority is stability, security and longevity. In fact, Taurus is the sign associated with the 2 nd House in astrology, the sector of our chart associated with money, security and possessions. When it comes to relationships, Taurus thinks in terms of forever so they’re looking for a partner who is both loyal and dependable; carried to the extreme this need for security can snuff out the flames of passion in their relationships.
Every sign belongs to a certain modality. A modality in astrology refers to the nature of a sign and there are three modalities, cardinal, fixed and mutable. Taurus belongs to the fixed modality meaning the Bull has staying power and won’t give up easily; this makes them very dependable. While other signs dream up big plans, Taurus comes up with a practical plan to make that dream a reality. However, like their fellow fixed signs (Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio) there is a fear of the unknown so they can be quite resistant to change. The Bull can cling to a rut or routine as a way of avoiding change.
Every sign has a ruling planet and for Taurus that planet is Venus, the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty, making Taurus a creature of comfort. Every sign also rules a part of the body and in the case of Taurus that would the throat.
Full Moon in Taurus
Because the sun and moon are in opposite signs a full moon brings with it an air of tension. We can feel like we’re being pulled in two different directions. Our goal is to try and find some balance which can be tricky. During a full moon a light is being cast on a hidden aspect of our lives, something we may have pushed aside because we don’t want to deal with it. Full moons also bring situations to a head or to completion.
Since Taurus (current moon sign) and Scorpio (current sun sign) are both fixed signs we may be long overdue a change. Have you taken security and stability to the extreme? Have you allowed security and routine to stamp out the flames of passion in your life? Have you been avoiding change? Uranus, the planet known as the Great Awakener, will be conjunct this full moon meaning some of us may be forced out of our comfort zone. Uranus energy is the complete opposite of Taurus energy; Uranus wants us alert, on our toes, and making progress.
Since Taurus rules the throat; is there something you need to say? What words are getting stuck in your throat? Do you need to stand up for yourself but haven’t been able to find the words or the courage? If you work with crystals and stones the blue colored stones like blue lace agate, sodalite or lapis lazuli would be perfect for this full moon since they relate to the throat chakra. Maybe it’s time to look at your finances; believe it or not Scorpio (current sun sign) isn’t just about mystery and sex, like Taurus it’s also associated with money. Is it time for a budget or financial plan?
Blue moons occur when we have two full moons in a calendar month. We had a full moon on October and now we have our second full moon on Halloween, October 31. Blue moons typically occur every two to three years. This is where we get the saying, “once in a blue moon”. The last time we had a full moon on Halloween was 19 years ago in 2001 and we won’t have another one until 2039. As I mentioned earlier Taurus is a steady, grounded sign and the conjunction from Uranus brings change; put the two together and we’re finally able to find our footing in this crazy year of 2020. We find a way to accept and integrate all the changes we’ve been through this year.