This full moon requires a howling sound. Feel the energy building. You cannot walk through the door called Scorpio/Taurus full moon without being influenced by depth and delicious. With Halloween nearby it could include a dose of gremlins and demons. If you love Astrology and are reading this blog, you must know how to navigate the darkness.
Here is the good news: there is that gorgeous full moon in Taurus stabilizing and grounding us into safety. This is the combo of Scorpio and Taurus: one is scary, and one is totally safe: the light in the dark.
The themes of Scorpio were with me last week. I just did a workshop with Ann Randolph (who has four planets in Scorpio) called “Write Your Life.” She is an amazing teacher. We wrote out our wounds with an uninhibited abandon. She had us fearlessly laughing, crying, and sharing our depths. No one in the group knew each other and yet our humanity tied us together in mere moments.
This is a Scorpio influence: we all have a story steeped in the unconscious imprints brought to us by our childhood opening—the door of vulnerability.
Taurus on the other hand, as Scorpio’s opposite, asks us to stay grounded, feel safe, slow down and just stabilize whatever is there. Taurus loves solutions and practical means to heal whatever is hurting.
The workshop was during the new moon when I easily touched how much I miss one of my best friends. Judy, my 8th house BFF, passed away five years ago. In one of the writing exercises, Ann gave us a prompt to answer what we had left behind—a natural Scorpio question. I wrote about my dear friend who died from emphysema. Years have gone by and yet I continually miss her.
I shared with the group two writings:
one was on how she died
and two, I challenged myself to consider how she would have told the story of her dying from her voice. I found myself walking into the haunted rooms of her psyche.
“The day I took my last breath, under the influence of morphine and a house filled with hospice workers and friends, I was in a haze. But it did fulfill my secret unconscious death wish.”
No one wants to face death up close and personal…unless you have a strong Scorpio/Taurus influence. There are those of us built for the job. My North Node in Scorpio/my South Node in Taurus has always had me willing to stand in the hard conversations.
I asked her: “Judy are you ready to die?”
She answered: “Part of me is and part of me is not.”
So I asked, “Can I speak to the part of you that is ok with it?”
“No.” she answered.
We stopped there. I wanted to hear her depths but she was not willing to go there.
This full moon begs the question: Are you willing to stabilize the hard topics in your life? Can you bring peace to topics that haunt you? Are you solid enough in your faith—your belief in God—to think about what happens after this life? Maybe not.
Those of us who study Astrology rightly ought to be comfortable with all 12 signs. I have learned so much about Scorpio. I am still learning.
I am considering starting a new program: an online writing class designed as a means for all of us to tell the stories that lurk. To hold space for that which remains secret. The scary ghosts in our life need tending. Stay tuned…I want nothing more than for all of us to know how to let go of the weight that looms in the back room. To keep space clean. That’s the Taurus part of this full moon: to stabilize and be steady for what is scary.
If only it was safe in this life to share all, and we had a technology to release all of our pain body. Scorpio carries it, but the Taurus in all of us doesn’t know exactly how to release it. The practical skills to not have to carry around history in our soft tender hearts.
I want nothing more than to help us be raw, real, and open with all our humanness—from the vantage point of healing. This is why people go to therapists (Scorpio profession) and Astrologers: to be seen and heard and understand the hard part of this life when the wounds were put in place.
Sending love during this full moon, as always. Oh how I love to go deep.
Look up—the sky is screaming: be real with me. Deep, delicious and real.