10:29 AM MST, November 21, 2010. This chart for Tucson, AZ.
So here’s how I look at full moons:
Something comes into the full light of conscious awareness. It is a feeling that exists in tension with the consciously-chosen agenda of the moment.
The light of the Sun, the consciously-chosen agenda, is fully reflected by the Moon, the feeling, sensing, intuitive side of us.
As the Sun’s in Scorpio for this full moon (see here for more), its light is being run through the lens of intensity, of digging below the surface, of learning more about what underlies whatever is going on. Scorpio tends to if the not the dramatic, the intense – looking to stir things up in one way or another, for better or worse. Vesta is conjunct the Sun, adding an element of seriousness to the Scorpio agenda outlined by this Sun.
The Moon’s in Taurus for this, reflecting this light with an eye on what it will take to be calm. To slow down and not be so dramatic or intense. Taurus takes us into our bodies and out of our heads.
This Sun says, “There’s always more, and finding out what it is matters…always. I’m willing to do what it takes to find out what it is and why it is so.” This Moon says, “But do you NEED to dig and find it? Do you need to get into it right now? Do you really? What if you didn’t?
“What if instead you paid attention to what is happening right in front of you? And in and on your body? Can you imagine that being, just being, could be pretty great?
“Wouldn’t you like a rest from all that drama? Wouldn’t you like to enjoy the simple presence of something today, and not dig in the dirt and try to understand everything all the time?”
As you see/sense/feel this dialogue during this full moon, take a look at how you normally experience the Scorpio-Taurus dialogue within. What is worth getting intense about? What is worth slowing down to enjoy, really and truly enjoy?
Carrying it further: What do you need to do on your own? What could you open to others so they might support you, become partners in some endeavor, even? Do you have any biases about when other people are necessary and when they’re not?
With Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius squaring the Moon and Sun, there is an objective truth worth tuning in to that can add context to this Moon-Sun dialogue. There is a detached perspective waiting for you to offer insight into how this intensity v. calm, mine v. ours argument works within you. These two bodies traveling together ask if we are willing to open to a new level of truth and accept more about the subtle energies that underlie all of everything.
Also square – conjunct Chiron-Neptune – are Arjunsuri (20300) and the true Black Moon Lilith in Pisces. This adds a note of invitation to listen into deeper levels of conscience (Arjunsuri) and learn to rely on and trust instinct, or our inner wild (Lilith).
And while we’re at it, the asteroid Lucifer (1930) is square the Sun-Moon opposition from early Virgo. This adds the element of seeing the importance of choosing in what direction our efforts are aimed. Lucifer is about the alignment of ego – do we recognize something outside ourselves that is bigger? And if we do, do we choose to support or serve it? Square the full moon, we need to be conscious of why we are doing what.
(If you’re interested in learning more about these archetypes, my book Living Myth: Exploring Archetypal Journeys has a chapter each on Vesta, Lucifer, and Arjunsuri, and four chapters on Lilith. I’m offering free shipping on books till the end of the year, too!)
All that said, take the time to feel during this full moon. Take a moment to slow down to make sure you fully feel what comes up for you. Look at why you might not want to slow down and take that as a cue about something inside you it’s time to see.
Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, channel, author, and coach. He offers insight into why your soul is here and guidance about how to make it happen. Contact him via his site for private readings and to learn about intuitive coaching. Tom is the author of five books on metaphysics and astrology including The Soul’s Journey I: Astrology, Reincarnation, and Karma with a Medium and Channel, available via his site and Amazon.