On October 28th, 2023, get ready to witness a rare and powerful astrological event – the Full Moon in Taurus, plus a partial lunar eclipse.
This will occur when Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a partial shadow on the surface of the Moon, causing it to turn a reddish hue.
Full Moons are always potent times of illumination, dynamic energy, and amplified emotion. Yet coupled with an eclipse, the climax of the lunar cycle becomes supercharged.
Are you ready…?
Why the next Full Moon could be especially significant for you…
Next month’s Taurus full Moon lunar eclipse is a significant event in both astrology and spiritual practices.
And occurring in one of the most grounded signs of the zodiac, it’s a lunar event that will likely send ripples through your personal world too.
The grounded earth sign Taurus is associated with practicality, stability, and comfort. Ruled by Venus, it pertains to beauty, value, and appreciation. Love and money also come under the domain of a Taurus Moon.
The Full Moon phase is known for its immense energy and ability to amplify. So this is a really fantastic time to focus on these areas of your life.
If you’re seeking financial and emotional security (and let’s face it, who isn’t right now?) then this Moon means business.
BUT a lunar eclipse can be a bit of a wildcard. So expect the Universe to throw in a few twists and turns on the path ahead…
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon. For a lunar eclipse to occur, it must also be a Full Moon (Solar eclipses occur at the New Moon). This is why you’ll often hear them referred to as a full Moon eclipse, or a full moon lunar eclipse.
The shadow cast by a total lunar eclipse turns the colour of the Moon a deep red color, which is why lunar eclipses are also called blood Moons (not this one though, it’s a partial lunar eclipse).
Astrologically, eclipse season occurs when the Sun moves within 18º of the Moon’s nodes. With the Moon just 4 degrees away at the time of Friday’s lunar eclipse in Taurus, we’ve been here in this window for a few weeks now. Behind the veil, preparations have been afoot.
Is there a spiritual meaning to a lunar eclipse?
Lunar Eclipses are significant events both in astrology and in spiritual realms.
Eclipses amplify the energy of the Full Moon, making it an even more powerful time for spiritual growth and transformation.
And they also illuminate shadows, bring hidden truths into the light of our awareness, and often seem to bring in changes that feel unexpected.
Revelations that set you on an entirely new path to the one you began that morning…
But the spiritual signs are always there, if you knew what to look for. It’s just that most people don’t – slipping into a soft acceptance of lives that feel okay (“things could be a lot worse!”) but are actually straying further and further from the greatness they could (and should) be.
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Because here’s the thing with eclipses. They don’t just swirl up the cosmic cauldron and leave us for dust.
Eclipses are radical course correctors.
They pick us neatly up from where we’ve strayed on our paths, and put us back down where we need to be. Further along.
This is why eclipses can so often feel like they bring harsh and dissonant events into our lives. When the truth is, eclipses bring US to the places we need to be, but have not quite made it to yet.
- Situations that show us our edges (so we can gradually expand them)
- Circumstances that ask us to step up (so we become who we’re capable of)
- Phases in our stories that we’ve been avoiding (so we move UP onto a new spiral of evolution)
- Events that demand rapid growth (so we stop opting out of the inevitable)
Eclipses (like all astrological opportunities) move us in the direction of ascension and conscious increase! So if any of what you are facing this week feels like it’s pushing you backward, realise that it’s not.
Shift your gaze…
Find a new perspective…
What’s the Taurus full Moon spiritual meaning?
In astrology, the Moon sign is considered just as important as the Sun sign, as the Moon affects and mirrors our emotions and inner world.
Taurus is one of the three earth signs in the zodiac, known for its rooted, stable, and pleasure-seeking influence. People born with their natal Sun or Moon in the sign of Taurus are often associated with a love of luxury and material possessions, as well as the desire for (and alignment with) financial security and prosperity.
As a fixed earth sign, Taurus brings that slow, steady, grounded energy to the zodiac. The medicine of the sign of the Bull is strong, stable, considered, and devotional. A Taurus Moon helps us to root in, commit to a path, and stay the course.
The spiritual meaning of this Full Moon pertains to how we can utilize the slow, steady, and considered energy of Taurus in our own lives.
How can you bring it into your physical body? How can you harness its medicine, and create positive energy in your work, play and interactions with others?
The grounded and abundant energy of this zodiac sign is the bedrock for our eclipse this week. It is strong and stable, yes. But this Moon sign is not the best friend of sudden change.
Hold onto your hat, because this could get shakey…
Hurray! The Full Moon is exalted in Taurus…
Astrological “exaltation” means that of all the signs in the entire zodiac, the Moon expresses her highest qualities most easily here, in Taurus. And this means that, in turn, our highest lunar qualities are also expressed more easily under this Moon.
- Femininity (in the actual sacred feminine sense, not the manufactured, cliché, and marketing-driven, wounded feminine way. Men have innate femininity too).
… for example. These are just a sprinkling of the qualities this Full Moon represents for us.
And these are all innate qualities that will help us all roll with the punches of eclipse season AND come out on top.
How will the Full Moon in Taurus Affect you?
As you know, this is no ordinary Full Moon energy. If the depths and intensity of this season’s Scorpio Sun wasn’t enough, watch out for a significant impact on the emotions, behaviors, and overall well-being.
This week we will literally SEE our collective shadow, cast over the surface of the Full Moon
Every full Moon tends to be emotional. They create swells in emotions and feelings, just like they do with the watery tides of the world’s oceans. So the areas of life that this Moon sign represents – money, love, comfort, stability, embodiment, sensuality – will likely become areas of emotional charge for many people.
This could look like:
- A heightened sense of awareness around personal values
- Desire for financial and emotional security
- Increased focus on physical and material needs
- Tension between stability and emotional growth
- Shadows rising
So how can we all gracefully navigate the spiritual energies and potential disruption ushered in by this Full Moon?
10 Ways to work with the energy of the Taurus full Moon + Lunar Eclipse
Here is a selection of tips and tricks to not just survive but THRIVE through the season of eslipses…
1. Release any resistance you have to change
It’s believed that many of our ancestors feared eclipses. Like so much, this fear lives on in our bones. But it doesn’t need to!
Realize that whatever the surface appearance is, the changes wrung in by eclipses are only ever in your highest good.
It’s actually (again, like SO much!) the resistance that causes problems! So try to release your resistance to unexpected events, and surrender to the ebb and flow of the cycles of time and evolution.
2. Trust what the lunar eclipse in Taurus is unfolding
Eclipses are course-correctors. They may feel like total wild cards and full of trickster energy, but they’re actually more remedial in nature.
If you’re being uprooted from a situation that no longer serves you, it’s to re-plant you into another, that’s much more aligned with your life path.
The shifts occurring under eclipse energy usually only feel like total dislocation, because you’re so adamant about following the direction you’re facing.
YET the clues, signposts, and guidance from Spirit have been there for months… you just weren’t looking!
3. Respond, don’t react
As amplified Full Moons, lunar eclipses bring illumination.
YET, even though a lot of new information tends to rise into the light of consciousness during the seasons of eclipses, it’s still unwise to act on it straight away.
So if you open a miss-sent text to discover infidelity, or find evidence of a sneaky deal happening behind your back at work, try NOT to jump to conclusions.
Find out if there’s another missing piece of the puzzle.
See what else needs to be revealed.
Try not to react to the first inkling of truth – there may still be wires that need uncrossing first.
4. Avoid manifestation rituals!
Is it okay to manifest under a lunar eclipse? The short answer is NO. Don’t perform any manifestation rituals when you’re experiencing an eclipse!
Taurus is a sign of pure abundance so it may feel like a waste NOT to harness the power of the Full Moon in Taurus…
But the energy of eclipses tends to be too erratic to direct cleanly and effectively, making your manifestation ritual risky.
This means that your intentions can be skewed, your willpower scattered. PLUS, there are so many unknowns being revealed under eclipse energy that it’s usually much wiser to let the dust settle before anchoring yourself onto one single desired outcome.
5. See yourself with honest eyes
You can’t hide during eclipse season. And you certainly can’t hide from yourself!
Under this Moon, your subconscious mind will likely reveal all sorts of strange things to you that you thought were long gone… negative emotions, toxic habits, and unhealthy behaviours…
If shadows rise unexpectedly, it can feel scary. But remember, the Universe won’t give you anything you can’t handle.
Sit with your anger, your frustration, your fear, panic, and anxiety. What are these emotions trying to tell you? Trace them back to their root and see what lies there – what healing are you being called to do?
6. Do your shadow work
Shadow work is self-care.
Tending to your darker aspects is really valuable work to do under any full Moon (and especially during Scorpio Season). But as the collective shadow is cast over the surface of the Moon brings an especially potent opportunity to work on shadow integration.
7. Spend time in nature
As much as we try to rationalise the erratic energy of eclipse season, it can take its toll on the nervous system. It’s up to you to try and maintain balance.
One of THE best ways to stabilize and soothe your system is to spend time out in nature. Harmonizing and re-calibrating your own body’s frequency with the Great Mother is a GOOD thing. Communing with the Earth (especially under a Moon in Taurus) will also help you to more easily tune into the subtle changes being presented to you.
8. Focus on gratitude
Feeling grateful for what you have is the biggest and best antidote to most things.
Whether it’s the clear sky and fresh air you have to breathe, the loving glance of a child, or the hot cup of tea you get to start your day with, the simple act of being grateful for what IS will help you shift tough emotions, and see the light where darkness seems to prevail.
Spend less time on social media. Turn off the chattering radio. Close the newspaper. Resist the temptation to fill the gaps in your day with digital media and instead tune in to the spectrum of yourself: The eternal you, the earthly you, the present you.
The ripple effects of an eclipse can last for the next six months after the event itself comes to an end.
This means that any changes being ushered in now are unlikely to truly settle for many months. This is okay… it’s actually time we all need to integrate and BECOME the versions of ourselves we’re being invited to step up and be.
The new beginnings that you’re being offered today will become the new normal, so expect your life to re-shape and re-form itself over this time. Allow it to. It’s safe for things to NOT be the same as they were before.