Larissa Strauss “Mosaic Landscape”
This week I’m using the Taurus Full Moon Chart to write horoscopes and will clarify its influence for each sign. The full moon culminates on Thursday, Nov. 6th at 14 degrees of Taurus highlighting a return to something less sophisticated and civilized, something simpler, something more instinctual, sensual and non-intellectual. Survival issues take center stage. Money, and resource management may be highlighted. Tradition may be preferred, stubbornness may be a tactic, healing through contact with the natural world, or “healing the earth” issues could take center stage.
Venus in Scorpio continues to intensify and complicate (and heal) relationships by bringing toxic stuff to the surface. Jupiter just wants to have fun, to extend the party, and to revel in its own talented and highly entertaining wonderfulness. Venus and Jupiter are headed for a clash this weekend that may require some kind of new accommodation.
Mercury moves into the sign of Scorpio on Saturday. On Monday it returns to the exact position where it first turned retrograde back on October 4th. Whatever you were not quite ready to discuss, to decide, to address, or to accept at that time is now back on the table. Whatever was brought to a screeching halt back then is now primed for some rapid forward progress. New developments may change the nature of your work.
And finally, Mars moves into Pluto’s territory riling him up in ways that could translate into obsessive compulsiveness, the impulse to dominate, to be ruthlessly ambitious, or to enact revenge. Uranus, the freedom fighter, rebels strongly in unexpected ways. It’s all very intense and interesting, (and potentially devastating), playing out on the global stage, but also within, as we seek to break through old, persistent barriers that limit options and the development of our true potential.
This week energies facilitate release of the old and to clear the slate for something new and expansive. What that is is yet to be determined.
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Virgos get down to the basics this week of what they believe. It may be worth it to spend some time clarifying what is is you believe about your life, what you deserve, and what it is that gives your life meaning. Often what you’re thinking throws you into a complicated maze of confusion, but knowing what you believe has the power to cut to the chase, to reorder your priorities, to understand what you value most, and how to use your resources in ways that make you the most happy and satisfied. Mercury is getting ready to move into your 3rd house of communication where thoughts can veer off into extremes of obsessive compulsiveness. Over the next few days you may face the need to make decisions related to your survival and your happiness. Communing with nature, sitting under a tree, and letting the earth absorb any inner emotional chaos puts you in a good position to make decisions that align you more closely with what it is you truly believe.
This week the Full Moon culminates in Libra’s solar 8th house, the most sensitive minefield of power, control, trust sex, and intimacy. It appears that you are reaping an abundant harvest in this area of life as the result of your ability to navigate with great dignity and sophistication through an area of life that brings out the worst in most of us. Applying that same ability as you deal with currently ignited old issues of abuse in friendships, jealousy, and feelings of rejection is advised. This week you may have to take some action while powerful, difficult to control instincts emerge. Self discipline, realistic expectations, and the desire to break through set patterns that fuel emotional cravings enhance your ability to feel joyful and expansive where friendships and a secure sense of belonging need to be developed.
This Week the Full Moon culminates in your 7th solar house of relationships making your most significant relationship, and your partner specifically, an especially accurate reflection of what you don’t see in yourself. This is most likely a mixed picture. Being reflected back to you this week is a refreshing naturalness, powerful instincts, the ability to simplify, to boil it all down to what is essential, and to create tranquil and quiet centering amidst a sea of complicated, turbulent emotions. And then there is the other side – the stubbornness, the truculence, the laziness, the raw, uncivilized instinctive responses, the over-simplification, cravings for material security, focus on the physical, and refusal to budge, even just a little, to make things a little easier. For you this is an instructive Full Moon, clarifying, through another, what you could release to make things just a little easier for yourself and for the health of your relationships.
For Sagittarians the Full Moon falls in their 6th solar house of work, responsibility, integration, and purification. Highlighted is the need to simplify, to release everything extraneous, to get back to basics, to follow your instincts, and to do what comes naturally. There is the suggestion that over time, you have introduced elements into your work methods that are not your own, and that you have accumulated and diversified to the point of diluting your impact. Spending some time in a natural setting, sitting under a tree, or walking on the beach, allows the earth to absorb what is extraneous, stress producing, and not a pure reflection of the most natural you. Nature can also provide a chance to relax and to fully appreciate the fruits of your labor, something you may be neglecting that could greatly influence your work in a positive direction.
Even though you’re a Capricorn, born to work and to drive yourself mercilessly, highlighted now is how much you enjoy relaxing in a natural settings, tending to a gardens, beautifying, relaxing, and socializing with friends. What seems to be peaking now is a desire for community or political involvement, particularly as you find yourself in a position of being able to wield more power and control. What seems to be driving you is a very pure motivation that simply wants to create and build for others the kind of community that protects the type of environment that has always brought you the most joy. Over the next few weeks you may focus on collecting information that would give you clues and opportunities to figure out how to play your most natural leadership position, and to wield power in ways that benefit friends, associates, groups, and communities.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
This week Aquarians are faced with a dawning awareness of how complicated their efforts have become to enhance their reputation, solidify their authority, lead within their area of expertise, and provide the public with some deeply transformative experience. As the full Moon culminates in their 4th house of their roots, home, and family, Aquarians are being urged to get back to basics and to rebuild the foundations of their professional life on something that more accurately reflects who they are. From a practical standpoint it may be necessary to get back to your roots – your archaic roots. It may be time to commune with nature, to reawaken your senses, to feel your bare feet on the ground, to hear the wind rustling through the trees, to smell the freshness, and to focus your eyes on some naturally beautiful setting for awhile. This is a very different experience for an Aquarian who lives mostly within the world of thought, but a very healing one that can shift your professional life into something more powerful and enjoyable.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
Pisces experience this full Moon within the realm of communication, thought, and ideas. Paperwork and simplifying something that is essentially very complicated may be an issue. Getting to the heart of what it is you want to say, simplifying a difficult conversation, or forming ideas that feel clear enough solidify into something real, may leave you feeling more wiped out and exhausted than satisfied. What may complicate things this week is some fear of rejection by friends, groups, or a community that tends to be very demanding, difficult, critical of “holes in theories” or beliefs that don’t match their own. It’s difficult to be all things to all people. What’s most important is that you express the most authentic version of who you are, what you think, and what you believe. You have no control or responsibility beyond that.