Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus
It's a Full moon in Taurus AND a total lunar eclipse. It's the last one of the year and this eclipse season as we won't have another eclipse until May 5, 2023.
Eclipses are catalysts for change in our lives, but they can often be a vacuum in the areas we are needing or seeking it.
For example, if you are calling in abundance and working on this area of your life, eclipses might be the harbinger of that by removing blocks in those realms. You may lose a job or an investment opportunity, they tend to really shake things up and can bring some tumult.
While they aren't always easy or pleasant to navigate, they can gift us with really lovely opportunities if we are showing up for our work.
So this Full Moon Eclipse in the zodiac sign of Taurus. And Taurus is a fixed earth sign which lends to that reputation of being stubborn - they are a very rooted sign. They are dependable, intelligent, dedicated and tend to have rich tastes.
This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus is bringing up issues with material possessions, pleasure, comfort, our home environment, structures and our sense of security. Because we are in the zodiac sign of Scorpio, so this moment offers a powerful energy and is the perfect time do deep emotional work in these areas of our lives.
These lunar cycles and cosmic events are always filled with hidden opportunities - don't miss it!
Scents for Taurus
Full moons are often celebratory, so with a full moon in Taurus there’s no reason to be reserved. Go for rich and comforting fragrances that are sensual but also grounding. For this beautiful time, think apple, honey, ginger, amber, carnation, iris, and especially rose, a flower often associated with the bull- the symbol for Taurus.
Colors and Fabrics for Taurus
Relaxed, romantic feelings on this full moon inspire us to wear light colors like white and pink, but these can also be layered with earthy green tones. For textiles, choose something a bit fancier than you might normally wear. Perhaps a velvet, crepe or satin would get you in touch with your Tauran side, or luxurious tapestries, beaded fabrics and lampas are also great go to's during this time.
Gemstones for Taurus
This moon is great for attuning with the natural world. Choose any crystals that will help you connect with the earth. Kunzite opens the heart to love, including love of nature, and increases feelings of peace and self-worth. Howlite is also great for peace and inner harmony. Peridot is wonderful for opening the heart and alleviating negative energy and emotions like jealousy, but it also helps you connect with nature spirits and other animals.
Card Spread for the Taurus Full Moon
This spread speaks to the desire for reliable energy..
1. Where am I lacking security in my life?
2. How can I open myself up to receive these feelings of security?
3. How can I provide stability to others in my life?
4. How can I embrace the inevitable instability of life?
5. Where should I be more spontaneous?
6. What can come from seeking more adventure/being more spontaneous?
Ritual for the Taurus Full Moon
Although it may feel more like Virgo energy, now is a great time to clean house. It creates space for passion projects or creative projects!
While not exactly a ~spiritual ritual~, Taurus energy can really make us want to consume, so balance that by clearing out things you don’t need. Plus, fall is an excellent time to get rid of unwanted items before hunkering down for the winter.
You won’t need anything in particular to do this ritual, although you may want to light a few candles in white and/or yellow (for cleansing and joy). Now you just want to choose a category of objects to clear out. You can do more than one category, but for a short project focus on just one. You can choose to clear out clothes, kitchen supplies, books, etc. You may want to ask the universe for help with your choices and even keep a stone for clarity of mind nearby, but this isn’t necessary.
Separate the objects into one of three piles: need, don’t need, needs improvement. The things that are no longer useful, ruined, or that you never used you may want to move to either ‘don’t need’ or ‘needs improvement’. Things that you love, use, and want to keep stay in the need pile. Things that are broken or you may not have used yet, but that you can fix or would like to use can go in the needs improvement category. Put away the things you are keeping and put the needs improvement category somewhere you can see the objects on a daily basis. This will encourage you to fix and/or use these objects. Finally, get rid of all the ‘don’t need’ objects, preferably through donations.
When you are done, blow out your candles, or simply thank the things for what they brought you. Take in your new perfect setting - you've used this lunar energy to create space for the new things you can tend to growing in this next lunar cycle. Moon medicine is so potent!
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