Nothing makes Halloween more Halloween-y than a Full Moon, and with 2020 killing off a great deal of the Halloween holiday that could be just the boost we need. (Some history: The holiday of Halloween has nothing to do with astrology – the holiday of Saints Day on November 1 was created by Pope Gregory III to distract the peasants from their fire festival of Samhain, which is actually held at the midpoint between the September equinox and December solstice around November 6. The distraction didn’t really work as the peasants still celebrated their fire festival on the night before All Saints Day, calling it All Hallows Eve which then became Hallowe’en.)
In any case, we have a big Full Moon on October 31st at 10:49 EDT in the sign of Taurus, an earth sign, amplifying the earthy energies of the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all in Capricorn. The earth element tends to pull our focus to the practical foundations of life – the structure and organization through which all of the other elements flow. Pluto has been wreaking creative destruction in Capricorn since 2008, with Saturn as an ally for the past year or so. Jupiter joined the party in early 2020 and expanded the work of Saturn and Pluto to challenge and re-imagine the very basis upon which we craft the solid elements of our lives.
Where Capricorn builds structures for human existence for the sake of the work, Taurus inspires us to ground and center into our very being – to fully inhabit our physical form and enjoy the pleasures of the senses. With the Moon in Taurus, the Sun is in Scorpio, opposing the Moon and reflecting its light so that the […]