Taurus, a fixed earth sign, and Scorpio, a fixed water sign, are probably the two most stubborn signs of the zodiac. It’s so easy to get stuck in our routines (Taurus) as well as in our feelings (Scorpio). But each year, we get a chance to change all that. With the Taurus Full Moon we become aware of what no longer serves life and we get a chance to transform old stuck energy and feelings and release them. Leaving us open to new growth and energy once we go through the ‘letting go’ of the death cycle.
Taurus’ journey is one of personal values. Souls incarnate in Taurus to learn what is worth building into life, which can only be discovered when we understand our core values, our self-worth and our attitude toward money, security and the sensual pleasures of life.
Scorpio’s journey is to discover where we share values with others. In past lives, the Scorpio part of us has dealt with dark and hurtful experiences and comes into this lifetime with those stuck feelings unconsciously controlling how we relate to others. Will we be betrayed again? Hurt, rejected, terrorized?
Just as Taurus arrives with the Spring, bringing us hope of life, Scorpio looks at what he has experienced in that life and confronts us with our fears about relating to others. This full Moon can help us understand that all these emotional wounds are really learning experiences that, once named and understood, can be released so we can move on to deeper intimacy.
Taurus’s self-worth gives us personal power. Scorpio’s ability to die to the old so the new can be born also gives us power -- the power to see deeply into life and death so we can rise above fear and embrace our soul’s immortality. And we can do it in concert with others. We are not as alone as we sometimes feel in our dying patriarchal culture. We just have to choose a fuller, deeper, more connected life.
So this full Moon asks us to consider what we really value and look at what no longer serves the interests of Life. We need to do this personally, but we also need to do it as a nation and as a world. The patriarchy has served its purpose, both within and without. Now it is time for it to let go of its power over us and over the world and allow the new birth that is so necessary for the good of all life here on our mother, the Earth.