Full Moon in Taurus November 2019 - Invoking the Real
Happy Full Moon, sister! We're honored to have Astrologer Katya Weiss-Andersson here on the GoddessCeremony Team sharing her astrology insights for this Full Moon in Taurus!
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With Scorpio season and a Mercury Retrograde in effect for a good minute now, we’ve been riding a current of intensity. For most of us, at least some of this intensity has felt dysfunctional- big miscommunications, things falling apart. This full moon in Taurus asks us to lean into the intensity, not away from it.
One thing to know about Scorpio energy is that it’s either very real or very fake, with no in-between. I notice a troubling trend among “influencers” in the holistic wellness/spiritual sphere: they will produce content with an unrelentingly sunshiny, love and light, ~good vibes only~ tone and then every once in a while, they will say “I’m gonna get real with you for a second” and talk about some poignant challenges they’ve been dealing with. How much more healing, inspiring and helpful their influence would be if they were on that page of realness all the time? We certainly don’t owe it to the world so spill our darkest personal struggles, but can we all get onto a greater level of authenticity and stay there?
Scorpio season is here to shove in our faces that the human experience is full of murkiness, complexity, and things that we have unfortunately begun to call “negative emotions.” No emotions are negative- they are all sacred parts of our humanity- and how we process and react to them is what can be healthy or destructive. When we strive for a public persona that a friend of ours wouldn’t recognize and is divorced from the raw fullness of who we are, that omission of important parts of our humanity can be truly harmful as we use it to try to sell people on whatever we’re selling. There is nothing sacred about manipulating your affect to appear “high-vibrational”; realness is what’s sacred.
With all that in mind, I have a very specific recommendation for this full moon, and that is to work with the spirit of the foxglove (digitalis) flower. The energy medicine of this intricately stunning flower is all about the beauty of active shadow work. Foxglove is an ally in working with shadows, boundaries, protection, grief, grounding, sensuality, getting real, and accessing the depth of your darkness without fear. This plant spirit has strong presence and sense of self, an energy of wanting to be seen; it’s some badass dark femme energy. It beckons us to sit with discomfort and to go into it. It’s all about the fascinating and complex interior. If possible, get a flower essence of foxglove (any species) and if not, just meditate on that type of energy. Don’t go looking for foxglove plants to consume, because they are poisonous, and that is an entire Scorpio ~vibe~.
This week’s astrology has a lot going on: the Mercury retrograde until 11/20 will have us tempted to replay interactions and beat ourselves up over what we should have said- don’t give into this obsessive mental hand-wringing. Don’t give in to defensiveness. Strong and passionate emotions are very likely to be brought up around this full moon- probably some related to your past- and these are insights that can be digested and integrated. We may be coming upon some endings- of jobs, friendships, etc.- let those endings feel cathartic and purposeful.
Between Saturn, Pluto and our full Moon, we have a sextile- this is allowing us to find healing and transformation that’s sustained. The key to this is showing up rather than numbing out when the complicated and “ugly” parts of your subconscious come up. Don’t try to put a “high-vibe” filter over it; it doesn’t belong.
Above all, this is not a time to rush into action or make rash decisions. We’re not making moves yet, or even necessarily arriving at clarity- we are sitting in integrity with the insights coming up. We are allowing ourselves to get very comfortable with the full scope of our humanity, and with the unknown.
Here's 3 more ways to honor this Full Moon ~
1) Do a little reading on Tantra. This ancient vedic lineage honors the sacredness of everything, and approaches all parts of life with a non-judgmental lens. Tantra includes, but is so much more than, the sexual practice that it’s become known for in the West.
2) Find some time alone, even though full moons are a more extroverted time. We will all need it.
3) Seek intimate platonic connection in your social interactions this week. Find one-on-one time with someone you connect with and feel intuitively comfortable with, and have a meaningful conversation or experience. The key to fostering depth in these interactions will be, of course, that realness.
Let that authenticity blossom.
Katya Weiss-Andersson -GoddessCeremony Astrologer-
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About the Astrologer~
Katya Weiss-Andersson offers resources for holistic wellness through multiple modalities. As a plant-based chef, she caters retreats and events across the United States. As a RYT-200 yoga teacher and kirtan artist, she teaches yoga asana and
Bhakti music. She works with astrology, plants, movement, sound and intersectional queer theory as tools for healing on the individual and community level. Her writing on food and wellness has been published on GoddessCeremony, Greatist and others and her website is katyaweissandersson.com. She is the proud mom of one plant and one queer kickball league in Durham, NC.