TAURUS – SCORPIO Full Moon with URANUS and Grand Fixed Cross: Wake UP, Earthlings, and EmBody the Change!

23 Oct

Dear Astro~News Friend,

Mystical Moon – Photo by Melanie 2017

Are you feeling it?!

What an intense and tension bearing FULL MOON – wound into a Fixed Grand Cross, and 6 celestial bodies plus the Lunar Nodes in fixed Zodiac signs.
Don’t get stuck in power issues.

Process on a deeper level (SCO) and bring Freedom to Fruition (URANUS / Full MOON in TAU)! 


If you’ve got Planets, SUN / MOON / AC / Nodes in early fixed signs TAU – LEO – SCO – AQ this one’s for you!
When in doubt ask me – your personal chart would reveal.

And if your BIRTHDAY is round the 24th of January, April, July, or Oct your SoUlar Self / Creativity / Spirit / Consciousness can be illuminated by this FULL MOON.

  • Early TAU SUN (born end of April) – the FULL MOON with URANUS activates your Life:
    Be fresh and free and awake in the Self (and with one another)!
  • Early LEO SUN (born end of July) – activated by the North Node, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Going deep into your ‘not so sunny’ stuff lets you be even more creative and radiant. Experiment with new wo/manifestations!
  • Early SCO SUN (born end of October) – so the FULL MOON (with VENUS retro in SCO) falls close to if not on your Birthday!
    Find Treasures in the Dark, and EmBody your Depth and your Freedom.
  • Early AQ SUN (born end of January) – activated by the South Node and LILITH, and the FULL MOON axis squaring your SUN:
    Love starts with Loving YourSelf, while…. We’re All Stars in the Constellation of L*O*V*E*


Luna has been already appearing full for a few nights, and having her effects on Terra and on us Terrestrials!
…showing up through Earth thrills:
Cat 5 hurricane Willa approaching the SW coast of Mexico as I’m writing, and 2 days ago, off-coast Vancouver Island was shaken up by an underwater 6.8 quake.
Earth changes tend to get triggered through Full Moons and Eclipses.

So much energy has been built up, in ‘conflicting’ directions ‘bumping up against each other’ that needs to be released , and even more so, grounded and centred!


Storm on the Horizon… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2012


In my sense, this Fixed Grand Cross FULL MOON with URANUS is one of the 3 most intense FULL MOONs of the year, besides the Total Lunar Eclipses on Jan 31 (in LEO – AQ) and on July 27 (in AQ – LEO).
It’s also in square with the Nodal axis where the Eclipses ‘dance’, as you can see in the chart below.

That all sounds quite dramatic, and you might want to crawl right under the comfy sheets – or ride the stormy waves of change if you’re more of a Scorpionic adventurer. 


Misty Rocks – Photo by Melanie Oct 2018


Before you go hide and cover, or go all-out check in:
What’s your intuitive sense (MOON / URANUS) of the Full Moon?
What does your body sense tell you?

If you’d like to gain perspective and take inspiration from these Astro~News take it in, perhaps in company of a pot of warm comfy tea / stimulating full-bodied coffee, take time to digest and process (TAU – SCO), and be open for intuitive flashes of insight (URANUS).
These tension ridden days, take time to ground and be fully and fluidly in your body – for me that would be via Yoga, meditation, and walks in Nature…


Here’s the chart of the TAU – SCO FULL MOON

… which will be exact at 9:45 am PDT tomorrow Oct 24,
just 74 min after the alignment of the MOON with URANUS at 8:31 am!



What’s so unique and intense about this FULL MOON, and what’s her invitation?

  • It catalyzes and more fully reveals the energy of URANUS which is this year freshly in early TAU, presently retro and super cuspy (0°31′), on its way to re-enter AR on Nov 6 (day before the SCO New Moon!) over the Winter.
    A shaker-up & waker-up!

URANUS entered TAU for the first time on May 15 – the DAY of the TAU New Moon! Here’s again the May Astro~News blog post for that shift URANUS in TAU – Wake UP, Earthlings! – still relevant of course.
Just 12 days before, on May 3, Mt Kilauea erupted.

The TAU – SCO – URANUS themes are played out in several ways this year – establishing / preserving – transforming – suddenly shifting….

Often, when a slow moving Planet enters a new Zodiac sign synchronisitic World events happen that get our attention showing the themes, and maybe even giving us a preview of the phase.

The Awakener Archetype URANUS comes with wake-up calls that can be shocking, unnerving, freeing and enlightening, or all of the above, yet always unexpected.

On the DAY when URANUS entered ARIES, March 11, 2011, a sea quake (URANUS the last hours in PISCES) off the coast of Japan triggered a massive Tsunami, followed by the nuclear reactor at Fukushima melt-down once URANUS was in ARIES, releasing contaminating Uranium and Plutonium.
Just learned (intuitively googled) that Fukushima in Japanese is 福島 and it means. 福 (Fuku) = fortune, luck; 島 = island.
PLUTO is also the Greek ‘underworld’ god of ‘hidden wealth’.
Chilling to realize how this ‘hidden wealth and potential’ via Plutonium and Uranium turned destructive… and the symbolism of if for the environmental damage escalating and accelerating in the URANUS in ARIES years after Fukushima:

Humanity with its inventiveness (URANUS) has tried to ‘overpower’ (PLUTO) Nature, excessively extracted her resources and destroyed precious life forms. This has come to a point of serious threat for self destruction of human life as well.
URANUS in AR and PLUTO in CAP went between 2012 and 2015 into seven(!) squares with one another – that was THE key alignment of URANUS’s activation of ARIES (2011 – 2018), triggering wake-up calls and awakening on so many levels, yet also the pressure (square to PLUTO) to transform from that deep inner place of true ‘wealth’ and ‘power’, and in fundamental ways of respecting the Earth, her natural resources, and natural cycles and laws. And a cosmic ‘timer’ (CAP) and ‘alarm clock’ (URANUS).

In the wake of the UN deadline for massive socio-structural changes until 2030 to avert a climate catastrophe we as humanity hopefully realize how we need to change in a big and uncomfortable way (JUPITER in SCO) our habits and comfort zones, consumer behaviour, the role of money, and ‘business as usual’ (all Taurean phenomena).
In 2029, JUPITER will be again (as this year) in SCO, by then in square with PLUTO (in AQ from 2023 on) where Death or Transformation / Evolution (PLUTO) of Humanity and Living Systems (AQ) are at stake.
Astro energetically, we already see massive transformational notions and effects in 2020, with the alignment of SATURN / PLUTO / JUPITER in late CAP on the cusp to AQ – communities and Humanity need to come together in a responsible way to (be able) to build for the future.

May the wake-up calls really bring us closer together – to work together (AQ), bringing to the table the best we each can contribute (CAP)!


  • The FULL MOON is ‘hooked’ into a tight / exact Grand Fixed Cross which holds a lot of tension and pressure that’s primed for release yet also calls us to be centred in the stillness of the ‘hub’.

Let’s first see and acknowledge which archetypal ‘players’ its four corners are ‘occupied’ by (see chart):

* MOON / URANUS retro on the ‘Settling Point’ from AR to TAU – their alignment is just 1 hr before the FM – Wake UP, Earthlings!
Mother Earth shakes us up, evoking a renaissance of Earth Consciousness.
And we’re invited (if not pushed) into a new freedom to fully ‘birth’ and embody our liberated Spirit, break old habits, and feed what nurtures us.
No more need to be ‘shackled’ by ‘consensus reality’, security attached stagnation, and resistances that we find in ourselves and reflected in our tribal environment.
What matters is to know you’re free, and to embody that!
Well, through change that probably feels uncomfortable if not painful (SCO) at first, but we get the hang of it, and it’s actually for the better (JUPITER). Like a detox…


What’s new and liberating in your world these days?
Experimentation – no expectation can be a liberating motto.
To break / change habits takes about 30 – 40 days, so be patient and consistent (TAU qualities).


Beauty in the Fall… – Photo by Melanie, Oct 2018

* The FULL MOON in TAU (ruled by VENUS!) ‘delivers’ the ‘New VENUS’!
= the SUN / VENUS retro on the ‘Alchemy / Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCO
Their alignment (and turning point in the VENUS retro phase!) will be on Oct 26.

See my VENUS Retro post Regeneration of the Inner Love Goddess
Choosing to Fall in Love with Life – rooted in the Self.

I.o.w., when we come from Love (VENUS) that’s rooted in the Heart, Spirit, and Self (the SUN) we don’t need to compare ourselves with others (VENUS) and feel bad (SCO), or get involved in their passionate endeavour or energy (SCO) to feel more important and loved (VENUS), ‘do things for the money’ (VENUS), etc.
Instead, we can calmly sit in True Love that radiates and ‘magically’ attracts (VENUS / SUN in SCO).

Speaking of VENUS’s Scorpionic deep dive – more of that type going on these days:
MERCURY will catch up with JUPITER end of SCO on Oct 29 (just after the ‘New VENUS’):
Coming from Love, come out with your deep truth, share it in a journal, with a close friend, bring it to the open, and see things in a different light that helps with moving forward in a new direction!

Expect lots of big revealing news (JUPITER / MERCURY in SCO) end of this month.
MERCURY will go into SAG on Oct 30 – the Truth has to be spoken, and sets us free.

Followed by THE big Astro happening of Nov:
JUPITER crosses also over the SCO – SAG ‘Phoenix Point’, to enter its ruled sign SAGITTARIUS on Nov 8 (until Dec  2, 2019)!
Supporting Truth, Trust, and a new Vision from the Heart!
Yes, SAG is a Fire sign that’s at its best when we come from the Heart, from an attitude of gratitude which helps with seeing possibilities and inspiring solutions.
If you feel inspired and called from your Heart, come join (in person or online) our JUPITER into SAG Astro Activation Parlour on Nov 7!

More about JUPITER in SAG in the Astro~News for the SCO New MOON on Nov 7 – the eve of JUPITER’s move UP!

* Lunar North Node on the ‘Creativity Point’ from LEO to CAN 
(Nodes go backwards in the Zodiac)

When we’re genuinely loving, caring, creative, and feeling seen and loved we generate good energy and feel a sense of belonging.
Part of the super cuspy Astro Weather:
The Nodal Axis is also on two cusps now, and will shift signs – into CAP (SN) – CAN (NN) on Nov 16 – another big day, with also VENUS going out of retro while MERCURY goes retro – whoa…!

More about these shifts on this channel, closer to the date.

* Lunar South Node on the ‘Community Building Point’ from AQ (ruled by URANUS!) to CAP.
Rather than ‘being left out in the cold’ and ‘watching other people’s show’ (a temptation in our omni techno world yet is a low vibration of CAP / AQ) let’s bring our warm, loving, heartfelt, childlike, ‘summery’ creative and playful CAN / LEO energy
 into the world of ‘serious work’ and collaborative purpose. When we work in a team and in society what matters is feeling included and welcome – we all benefit from that too.

LILITH and MARS are presently also in AQ.
For MARS, this has been a long phase,
since… also the TAU New Moon on May 15(!) – until Nov 15, with the retro motion in the Summer on the CAP – AQ cusp, helping us release old and re-activated stored-up anger and frustration in groups and society, and re-calibrate the inner / outer Masculine and our assertion in integrity, for the sake of better cooperation (CAP / AQ).

MARS has passed LILITH early Oct:
Giving us a kick to show up and just go for what we’re instinctively called to, with our ‘wild and free’ natural Self.



  • In this FULL MOON Fixed Grand Cross where energy can get stuck in / attached to
    * Habits and Comfort (TAU) 
    * Ego (LEO)
    * Painful Emotions (SCO)
    * Ideologies (AQ)

… we’re called to Wake UP / Shift and Change the habitual / established Status Quo (MOON / URANUS in early TAU), come from deep Self Love (SUN / VENUS in early SCO), and bring our creative, loving and embracing Self (NN in early LEO) into Groups, Community, and Humanity (SN in early AQ).


  • Check out how many celestial bodies / sensitive points are in FIXED signs now, altogether:
    MOON / URANUS retro in TAU; NN in LEO; SUN / VENUS retro, and MERCURY / JUPITER in SCO, and SN, LILITH, and MARS in AQ!

That’s a huge concentration.
If you feel trapped and fighting power games no wonder.

The point is to stop, come from conscious awareness of what’s going on on a deeper level, and find our place in the hub of the wheel / eye of the storm where all is ‘quiet’, sit with that, and be in our Power Centre.


With Lunar & Liberating Love,


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger





Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

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