* TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon Oct 27: Deep Change Sustains.

27 Oct

* TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon Oct 27:

Deep Change Sustains.

 Dia de los Muertos Calavera

Mexican Dia de los Muertos Calavera Altar (from Wiki Commons)


Sabian Symbols:

4° TAURUS: The Pot of Gold…

4° SCORPIO: Devotional Ritual

Can you feel it? Is is real?

We have come through a lot. Time to enjoy (TAURUS) our settling in a new foundation – which has only been possible through the deep change, in the last while.

By ‘last while’ I mean even the fact that we had a 3 year ‘anniversary’ since SATURN entered SCORPIO, on Oct 6, 2012, and catalyzed PLUTO in CAP (they were in ‘mutual reception’ until SATURN left SCO on Sept 17, 2015), initiating for many of us the deepest changes in our lives. Yep, we’re through the SATURN in SCO phase (not to return until 2041, with different overall ‘cosmic matrix’ by then, of course).

The ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebrations and ceremonies that happen round this time show us about the bridging of Life and Death, and that we owe our life force in physical embodiment to an ancestral lineage. Without their procreation we wouldn’t be here. Very much apropos TAU – SCO: Deep Change Sustains.
Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 (Melanie: ah, that’s when PLUTO entered CAP) the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[1]

It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. It was moved to October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Roman Catholic triduum festival of AllhallowtideAll Saints’ EveAll Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day.[2][3]Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

The food offerings are another TAUREAN symbol. Yes, now as blood, sweat, and tears, and our old skin have been shed, we are invited to offer something tasty and beautiful (TAU is ruled by VENUS) as a gift to the transformation, as we embrace change and ‘deathing’ as a necessary process in the cycle. Of course, resistance to change, and attachment to keeping what one ‘has’ is the human default response. SCO and TAU are both fixed Zodiac energies that can get attached. The Buddha summed it up, and it’s common sense yet keeps ‘biting’ us: Attachment leads to suffering. I.e. attachment out of desire and wanting what we don’t ‘have’, or trying to get rid of the unwanted. Welcome to the human condition….

The ‘simple’ but not always easy response to that is: Everything is impermanent, and changes all the time. How and where are we invited to embrace the change?


Buddha Blessings

This Full Moon, with the MOON in TAURUS and the SUN in SCORPIO is the opposite mirror image of the WESAK MOON in May that celebrates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing, when the SUN is in TAURUS and the MOON is in SCORPIO.

The WESAK Moon reminds us that despite everything is bursting with life in TAUREAN Spring, enticing the senses, and evoking pleasure, and enjoyment, nothing will be permanent (even though TAURUS would love that). This TAU – SCO Full Moon invites us to find joy and stability (esp. after all the changes) without getting attached to what we ‘have (built)’.

And what does the Full Moon chart look like???

TAU - SCO FM 2015

More than the TAU MOON – SCO SUN Opposition going on there, plus the MOON receives a Yod, and turns into a focal point.

Interesting also that at the exact time of the Full Moon (5:05 am PDT today Oct 27) from the West Coast perspective, the SCO SUN will be in the 2nd house (which is ruled by TAU), and the MOON in TAU will be in the 8th house (which is ruled by SCO):

Let’s own (2nd house) the consciousness of transformation (SCO SUN).

Let’s find the stability and life sustenance (TAU MOON) in and through deep processes (8th house).

Something rare:

The Full Moon in TAU is the apex point of a Yod (elongated green triangle pointing to the MOON which signifies a quest, a ‘dowsing rod’, a ‘compass needle’, pointing in a direction that’s searched, walked towards, like a pilgrimage, or a treasure to be found. Yes, we are called to turn into that direction where early TAU is in our charts, and orient ourselves towards stability through something that gives security in our physical embodiment – without getting attached. More like ‘just feeling good in our skin’.

See: there is not ‘just’ the SUN – MOON opposition in the Full Moon ‘matrix’ but also still a strong polarity from VIRGO (JUPITER, VENUS, MARS) to CHIRON in PISCES (which slowly disintegrates).

So we are called to bridge and balance the two apparent opposites of organizing things, and finding solutions to problems in VIR fashion, and allowing things to come together or show us their interconnectedness (PI). When we are in flow and connected the ‘job’ gets done much easier.

VENUS in VIR just connected with JUPITER on Sunday (Oct 25), opposes CHIRON in PI today Oct 27, just two hours after the Full Moon, and will meet (and pass) MARS on Nov 2.

Let the inner ‘High Priestess’ (VENUS / JUPITER in VIR) perform intentional acts (MARS) of service, and BE the blessing that heals.


The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon degree (3°44’ TAU) says:



Voyager Tarot XIV ART, Crystal Activated

Photo by Melanie


Keynote: Riches that come from linking the celestial and the earthly nature.

In Genesis, the rainbow is the symbol of the Covenant of God with Noah. In all mythologies it expresses, in one way or another, a linking process – or the bridge used by divine beings to communicate with mortals. What the linking process brings to the individual consciousness is elusive, as the rainbow never ends where you are, yet it is the source of symbolic, universally valid wealth. All wealth, in a real sense, comes from ‘commerce’, i.e. from the commingling  of minds and from contracts, and thus is based on faith in the validity of a promise.

At this… stage we are given a mode of operation, which reminds us of the symbol “An Electrical Storm”. One need not be overawed by the celestial display of power, for it leads to a fruitful contact with beings of light. This is a natural kind of COMMUNION, involving a transubstantiation of matter.”


Here’s a photo that my friend Tanya Devine took last month in Australia. I saw her synchronous posts last night J Big thanks, Tanya!

Rainbow at Rainbow Corroboree by Tanya

Rainbow at the Rainbow Corroboree, NSW AUS

Wow. I love how the theme of the alchemical gold is shown as the effect of linking with other rainbow spirited light beings. What a beautiful contrast to the conventional Taurean understanding of ‘wealth’, and how Scorpio is implicit, as in: matter is constantly shaped and trans-formed in the alchemy of life.

The symbol also speaks to the VIR – PI dynamic (see chart above), in terms of linking the celestial and earthly nature which brings riches that are intrinsically valuable – VIRGO’s alignment is such a gift in itself and to herself.


Let’s also be inspired by the Sabian Symbol for the SUN degree (3°44’ SCO):


Candlelight Vigil 21st Anniversary Tiananmen Square Beijing

‘Candlelight’ Vigil –

21st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests in Beijing (1989)




Keynote: The educative power of ceremonies which impress the great images of a culture upon its gathered participants.

A community of human beings is ensouled by a few basic symbols which structure and illustrate the group’s particular culture and way of life. Rituals and social ceremonies of all types (from a baseball game to a religious service in an old cathedral) incorporate these symbol in traditional forms of activity. As they participate in these collective presentations of commonly accepted values and ideals, the minds and feelings of young people are formed by these symbols. They take the values for granted until the day when they chose to assert their own individuality – or their participation in a generation’s revolt – by scorning the traditional rituals, including as well business rituals. Then they may poignantly search for new ones to participate in.

This…symbol pictures for us the method by which a community of feelings is built during the formative years of childhood and adolescence. The zodiacal sign Scorpio is especially related to rituals including the sex rituals which unite the communicants at the root of their beings. In these sex rituals too, THE POWER OF SYMBOLS is evident, above and beyond the mere biological act.”

The Communion at 4° TAURUS is happening on a deeper, visceral level here.

SCORPIO is associated with ‘power, death, sex, transformation’, and ruled by PLUTO.

Brave and fearless souls like the ones who stood up against the Chinese Communist regime in June 1989 (when PLUTO was in SCO, and SATURN, URANUS, and NEPTUNE in CAP) can, rarely by themselves, but powerfully so in an ‘ensouled’ movement, catalyze collective change. A grand, devoted, and transformational ‘ritual’.


One Response to “* TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon Oct 27: Deep Change Sustains.”

  1. herongrace October 28, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    A couple of hours or so before the exact full moon, we had a huge electrical storm which raged through this part of Queensland, Australia.

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