Be Here NOW: The Nov. 10 Taurus Full Moon

The Taurus Full Moon echoes a current theme in the skies: No matter how spiritually aware, evolved or connected we are, the place where we live out our existence is still planet earth.

Yes, the particular dimension we’re occupying may affect our perceptions and experiences. (And speaking of which — how many of you have found roads you frequently travel completely unrecognizable lately?) Yes, intangible forces and factors may be influencing events and guiding us to an over-arching bigger-picture perspective. But the playing field is still under our feet and at our fingertips. We remain very much in our bodies, in our physical circumstances and in our physical homes and communities.

This week’s Full Moon answers the Taurus New Moon of the beginning of May. If you think back to that time, you’ll sense a definite atmospheric similarity. In May we were still bounding around crazily and impulsively from the fiery electricity of Uranus just having moved into Aries. The Taurus New Moon tapped the brakes, slowed our experience of time and redirected our perspective back into immediate mundane matters.

Those matters have been inescapable lately, with Jupiter and Pluto teaming to clean out or renovate so many of the structures and conditions of our lives. Time doesn’t merely feel slow any more. It now feels as if it has stopped, or as if we are suspended outside of time in some DMZ between worlds or ways of being. The absence of frenzy and activity for its own sake makes it easy to spot the harvest of the Taurus Full Moon. It’s showcasing the state of our physical conditions — our money, our possessions, our earning capacity, our practical talents and skills, our values — and, just as importantly, how we feel about them.

This Full Moon also brings fruition to the exploration of inner and hidden realms that we’ve been doing since the Scorpio New Moon of October 26. What treasures have we brought to the surface? What baubles have turned out to be worthless or unappealing, now that their glistening surfaces have dried and dulled? What beasties of the deep shriveled into unimportance when they came into light?

All of this data feeds right back into our physical experience. We’re going to be organizing, perfecting, improving and tweaking it for the rest of this month, as Mars moves into Virgo and creates the round-robin flow of a grand trine in earth with Jupiter and Pluto. Pay attention to the here and now and, above all, to details.

God’s in them, I’m always saying, but that’s more than a trite statement. Taurus is simultaneously the most earthbound of the signs and the one with the greatest potential for spiritual evolution (when is Buddha’s birthday? ). Like the 10 of Pentacles in the Tarot, Taurus can be spirit come down to earth. That’s the very potential that each of us has. Actually, that’s the very reality that each of us has, a reality of which we are coming into greater and greater awareness.

This Full Moon reminds us of that, if we will only view its messages and culminations that way. Then it’s time to do something about them. This Moon is a milestone in a prolonged work phase. A tweaking phase. A getting things fixed and in order phase. At the end of it, next year, that explosive, erratic, electric Uranian energy is going to ramp up again as Uranus and Pluto move in and out of an exact square (seven times between 2012 and 2015).

That’s no doubt part of why this current phase is so long, so prolonged, so maddeningly slow-moving. Get your circumstances in order, now. Streamline your life, now. Later, when outer events really start getting erratic, you’ll be calm, focused, centered and able to respond in a way that’s healthy for you.

This Moon has one additional, important message: You’re not in this alone. The Moon’s ruler is Venus, the love goddess and overseer of relationships of all kind. She’s traveling with Mercury, the planet of communication, in the sign of good-times-loving, reach-out-and-yak-someone’s-ear-off sign of Sagittarius. This is anything but a formula for isolation. We’re traveling in a pack of people whose company and conversation we enjoy, in a kind of roving party atmosphere.

Some of that company, conversations and partying is going to prove extremely defining for our life paths. Venus and Mercury are coming up on the North Node of the Moon, a meeting that will spark many an important encounter, conversation and connection. Some are going to feel larger than life and even fated. Why sidetrack yourself by debating whether fate exists? Stand in awe at the connections and embrace them. As heaven sent as some may be, they’re part of the web you’re building here on terra firma.

Originally published at © Kathy Biehl 2011. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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