The moon is on her way to being full this Friday, November 19 in the earthy sign of Taurus at 2:57 am CST. Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree. For this particular full moon the sun will be at 27 degrees Scorpio while the moon will be in the opposite sign of Taurus at 27 degrees.
Zodiac Facts: Lunar Eclipses
A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are lined up and the earth is between the sun and moon; lunar eclipses only occur on full moons. In fact, you can think of lunar eclipses as hyped-up, dramatic full moons. Eclipses occur four to six times a year and can bring great change and transformation to our lives. Full moons and lunar eclipses can cast light on what is hidden. Maybe there is something we don’t want to deal with so we push it to the side or sweep it under the proverbial carpet until a lunar eclipse comes along and forces us to deal with this secret side of ourselves.
Full Moon in Taurus
The two signs involved in this full moon lunar eclipse are Taurus (moon sign) and Scorpio (sun sign). Interestingly, these two opposing signs do have some common threads between them; one of those being money and finances. Each zodiac sign is linked to one of the twelve astrological houses and for Taurus that’s the 2nd House; the angle on the astrological wheel associated with personal finances, possessions and self-worth. Scorpio is the natural ruler of the 8th House, the angle of the astrological wheel that rules our joint finances with others and what we inherit from others.
Another commonality between Taurus and Scorpio is their modality; in astrology the modality of a sign tells you about the nature and the attitude of a sign and these two belong to the fixed modality meaning they have staying power and don’t give up easily. So, our finances and career goals can be a major focus of this full moon eclipse. So, during this full moon we could invest (2nd House, 8th House) in commitments (fixed modality) or actions that will get us closer to our long term (fixed modality) career and financial goals. For those who’ve decided to start their own business or side hustle this past year, this current full moon reminds you it takes a while to get established so don’t give up so easily. The fixed nature of this eclipse is about committing to the path and staying the course because it will bear fruit in the future. Patience is a major keyword associated with Taurus; so we remind ourselves to hang in there and take things one day at a time even in the face of obstacles; Taurus says patience pays off.
We can say the same thing about our spiritual practice; we commit to our practice whether it's meditation, yoga or pulling a tarot card each day; we may not see immediate results but spiritual enlightenment doesn’t happen overnight.
Full Moon in Taurus, Venus & Uranus
Each astrological sign is ruled by a planet and for Taurus that planetary ruler is Venus. On the day of the eclipse Venus will trine Uranus. In astrology, an aspect occurs when two planets are in relationship to one another and a trine aspect is an easy, flowing relationship between the planets involved. Venus is linked to love, relationships and money while Uranus is the planet of disruption, change and sudden awakenings. When Venus and Uranus meet in an aspect we could meet someone significant that helps us see things from a totally different perspective. The answers to our prayers could come in a strange package so don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.
Full Moon trines Pluto
Pluto will make a trine aspect to this full moon lunar eclipse. In Roman mythology Pluto was known as the Lord of the Underworld. Pluto was known as an intense, deep and mysterious god and in astrology he retains his intensity and is associated with great transformation. The moon is a luminary associated with emotions, family and the feminine. This duo will make our emotions more intense and we’ll crave deeper connections with those closest to us. Anytime Pluto is involved we have to go deep or go home; superficiality isn’t and has never been Pluto’s “thing” and because this is a trine aspect, which is a flowing relationship between the two planets, this need to connect on a deep level could actually enrich our relationships. When the moon and Pluto arrive on the scene idle chit-chat is out and intimate encounters are in.