Full moon in Taurus 14th November
The moon is said to be exalted in the sign of Taurus, stabilising the emotional moon and helping us to ground. The autumn is a great time to get out and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours nature displays for us to bathe in. In the southern half of the world, spring is underway and again nature is blooming. This full moon brings the moon very close to the earth and from an astrological point of view, the moon is all about the mind and the emotions.
Taurus is a fixed Earth sign, which is represented by a bull. On this full moon, we will find stubborness around every corner. Meetings can be a source of difficult communications during the full moon. Good to leave negotiations until the moon has started to wane. The build up to this full moon may become emotional for some.
Here are some suggestions to alleviate these challenges; be present in every situation, always see others and allow them to express their thoughts and feelings in a constructive way. Keep your yoga practice together. It is a good time to practise the seat of compassion as this sequence uses the power of movement and affirmation to create openness towards others.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, the energy of Venus in a person’s chart is concerned with the way we relate to others. For all of us Venus is probably the most interesting planet in the chart, for where this planet resides depends on how we relate, whether through work or socially, with family, friends or strangers. For some, networking comes easy, while others find it quite difficult. I usually think Venus has influence here.
Those of us who have a strong Taurean influence on our chart may be practical and artistic, stable, nurturing, genuine and trustworthy. Taureans are considered loyal and dedicated in work and relationships alike. Some other traits can include, indecisiveness, prejudice and sometimes being a little bit tamasic.
Its important to get out and walk this full moon and to prepare for your yoga practice with some energising activations and do give yourself an extra 10 minutes in your movement programme. Generally movement more than static postures will be useful during this full moon.
New moon in Sagittarius 29th November
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, love of the outdoors is the trade mark of those of us who have a lot of Sagittarius influence in the chart. New moon in Sagittarius at the end of November may bring some long awaited optimism up through the unconscious mind bubbling up to the surface. Sagittarians are generally outgoing and friendly, courageous and love to travel, sometimes they can be a little careless and impatient with others.
Do be careful what you say to loved ones around this time. Tact can be in short supply and this can cause unnecessary hurt. Do try to taste your words before they come out at the new moon.
Meditation techniques for this time would include any heart based meditation practices. Words spoken from the heart do not generally cause harm. Once again it is time to be outside before winter really draws in. It's a perfect time to be with friends, enjoying good company and delighting in being part of someone else’s life.
Gently practice the sun sequence from now until Christmas, in the morning, to keep your vitality and energy levels prepared for the festive season.