Today at 2:22 PM Pacific Standard Time, the Moon will be FULL in the sign of Taurus. Taurus wants to return to simplicity and the basics of our survival. Sharply attuned to the 5 senses, it emulates the animal instinct in us. The animal rests when the body is tired and frolics when it feels the impulse to play. Animals hunt for food when the stomach stirs utilizing the olfactory system, vibrations and sounds, and vision to respond to the environment. Once it has found food, it consumes the feast, savoring and devouring the taste. When engaging our inner animal, the mind is at rest as excessive worries and mental thoughts are set aside giving the reigns to focusing on what is right in front of us, the present. Should the environment elicit a threat, the body reacts calling on the limbic system for the "fight or flight" response. As meditation says to "return to the breath" and get in touch with the body, this is the simplicity of being that fulfills the Taurus goal for calm and inner peace. The Full Moon today offers an opportunity for us to slow down and follow our senses. A great way to do this is to go out in nature and open up to pure sensory awareness. Feeling the wind brush your cheeks, smelling the sweet scents in the air, softening the gaze to notice form and beauty, listening to the birds and rustling of leaves, and feeling the ground beneath your feet would be examples of "tuning in".
The Ruler of Taurus is Venus who is residing in Scorpio next to the Sun. Scorpio departs from the physical, earthly realm of Taurus and moves into the terrain of the soul, from the seen to the unseen. Scorpio is a sign of passionate intensity willing to push life to the edge to discover the limits and authentic truths. Typically we set our intentions at the blank slate of the dark New Moon to come into full manifestation at the Full Moon. With Scorpio themes available at the Solar Eclipse a few weeks ago, we may have had some shadow material surface that illuminated part of our soul's desires. As we have had an opportunity to review this information, we may have chosen to deeply explore these issues or release them as they may no longer serve our soul growth. Now at the Full Moon, it is brought into the physical realm and we can feel a shift solidifying our desires into form and tangible matter. The idea here to ground the heart into what is truly present for us now, not discarding our soul's journey but aiming to have a "reality check" for what is really serving us today and what does not can be offered back to the Earth. Due to the ruling Planet Venus being one of love and relationships, there is a potential to experience this physical fruition through the engagement with another. As you plant your feet in the soil and allow gravitation to support your roots, you can deepen and intensify your connection to yourself and another entering through your senses and remembering to breathe