Happy Full Moon in Taurus! It’s time to connect with the nurturing energy of Mother Earth and to remember the peace of being completely in the moment. As often as possible: remember to breathe, slowly and deeply, and take a moment to focus your awareness on the perceptions of all of your senses—What parts of your body are touching the floor or chair, and how does that sensation differ from the those which are not pressed against something? How does the air temperature differ between your inhalation and exhalation? What do you smell? What do you hear?
What you do on this full moon day will carry you forward, so take advantage of this energy to set new patterns in motion in any way you can. Do a spiritual housecleaning of anything that feels old and fearful. You can do this by smudging, chanting, ringing bells, or (one of our favorites) writing down what you want to let go of on small strips of paper, and then burning them in a fireproof bowl or container. Imagine the words and the feelings that accompany them drifting up and away with the smoke; release them with gratitude for what they have taught you. Even if you don’t see yet how this old baggage has served you, saying, “Thank you” to it and the universe is a symbolic gesture which will help you to truly leave it behind. Because Taurus is an Earth sign, you may want to bury the ashes of these thoughts in the dirt outside. Be sure to send your love and thanks to Mother Earth when you do this; she will support you in making the changes you seek.
Do watch out for your shadow side today, which for many might come up and threaten feelings of positivity. Taurus is focused on security, what we value, our resources, possessions, senses, and how we experience our power, self-worth, and safety in the world. Emotions of doubt and insecurity are common now, but they are just your fears and old wounds showing themselves to you. Do what you can to embrace them with good humor, accept that you have these feelings, and keep the vision of your goals and dreams lit brightly in your heart (even if at this moment getting there feels impossible). Be with friends on this day if you can; your community will be of great support to you as you acknowledge and allow this darkness.
Any negative feelings you have now can tell you a lot about where your next steps for growth are needed, so be sure to pay attention to them! The full moon’s relation to Saturn at this time highlights what you may feel is missing in your life. Instead of giving in to this energy, use the strength of Taurus’ practicality in obtaining resources to get creative about how you can attract more of what you want. What small actions can you take that would move you closer to how you want to live, who you want to be? Take some time to be in gratitude for the resources you presently have, and be open to unknown ones that might be just around the corner waiting for you to allow them to manifest.
Remember that every life experience—especially struggles and strife—has something to teach you. Breathe. Keep moving forward with love.