With the Sun currently in the zodiac sign of Taurus, ruled by the planet Venus, we have an emphasis on beauty, the earth and nature. For natives of this sign that often translates to a very solid, practical and down-to-earth demeanor, prizing loyalty, harmony and beauty around them. Creating and preserving a beautiful environment are positive attributes of this Earth sign. Less positive Taurean characteristics include a tendency to stinginess, stubbornness and a reluctance to change.
Under Venus' influence, money concerns and matters of the heart come to the forefront. It's important now to take a close look at what we value and what we want to preserve. Of course, these issues involve others, especially those we are committed to through love or in financial bonds. Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign and the Sun here will oppose the Moon in the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio late tomorrow night completely bringing these issues into focus. Who do you love? Who are you indebted to? Is the exchange rate worth it to you? In other words, are you getting back something or getting your needs met, for all that you put out or do in this relationship/partnership?
This Full Moon is also known as a "Super Moon", due to the fact that it is at its closest approach, (perigee) to the Earth in its monthly cycle. The average distance between the Moon and the Earth is 230,000 miles. At perigee this month, they will be within 221,802 miles of each other, making the Moon appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual! Let's hope the rain and clouds clear away here in the Northeast so we get to see this spectacular sight. For all of you photographers out there, this presents an excellent opportunity to capture a beautiful geocosmic (earth/universe) event.
So, what does this Full Moon translate to for us mere mortals? Well, given that we know we are halfway through the lunar cycle between New Moon in Taurus and Full Moon in Scorpio, I'd have to say that all of the issues I brought up above are what will be highlighted all around us this weekend, at home and in the news. A Scorpio Full Moon can also bring up secrets or issues of power and control, as well as helping us to put on our detective hats and find things we lost.
Sometimes, what we we discover is that what we once thought was so important, no longer has meaning to us or has outlived it's usefulness and maybe it's time to let it go, whatever it is. If you uncover a crucial piece of information or realize a buried feeling, but are having trouble knowing what to do about it, you don't need to do anything today. However, if you find the missing piece of the puzzle and are certain about your next move, take it before someone or something is taken out of your hands the beginning of June at the transit of Venus across the Sun. Venus will be going retrograde on May 15th until June 28th and we'll have 6 weeks to ponder and decide these important issues if they don't become clear in the next day or two - more on this later; I will post another Blog addressing this upcoming retrograde and the Venus transit of the Sun.
Stay tuned, and in the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!