The Moon became full just about a half hour ago, in the bountiful sign of Taurus.
A full moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon, and tends to highlight our lunar-influenced emotions and instincts. Full Moons are a perfect time to purge unwanted or negative energies, and to harvest seeds, or intentions, planted during the New Moon.
Because the sign of Taurus likes to hold onto things, you might find a bit of difficulty releasing anything this lunation. Never fear - the Sun entered the sign of Scorpio yesterday, and Scorpio has no trouble at all showing us what needs to be discarded. Scorpio knows that nothing in the material world lasts forever, so it’s obsessed with stripping things down to the bare bones and getting to the root of what really matters.
Taurus is also known for being the sign of what's comfortable and familiar, and anyone who's dealt with Taurus personalities knows that above anything else this sign craves stability and endurance. What this Full Moon will show us that if our roots remain firmly planted, we can and will weather storms and seasonal changes.
There are two unhelpful aspects affecting this October Full Moon - it's conjunct Uranus and opposite Venus. Uranus adds unpredictability, upsets, and impulsiveness. Remember, also, that Venus is also retrograde, adding to the uncertainty of this phase. Luckily, this is all tempered by the Moon's favorable aspect to Saturn - it turns unexpected changes into opportunities and relationship uncertainty into reassurance and commitment. That brings us full circle, back to Taurus' love of stability.
While this Full Moon carries some very intense energy and seems volatile, maybe shaking up some relationships, it will also show us where we need to set stronger boundaries and practice more self-love. We think it will also manifest our desire to remain rooted while the storm swirls around us, and that's always a good thing. Blesssed be.