“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.”
-- Pablo Picasso
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Just when you think the change winds will never let up (compliments of a thousand planets in Scorpio), along comes the grounding full Moon in Taurus on October 29. The sensual polarity of this full Moon is just the thing to bring us back to our senses after all the drama of Scorpio. Of course, it is a full Moon, so the energy will still be high and drama inevitable. We’ll feel the intense polarizing effect between our need for stability, consistency and contentment, and the ongoing pull for transformation, letting go and a whole lot of upheaval.
However, the point of the drama is to bring us crashing back to Earth, determined to breathe and feel our bones once again. Scorpio pushes us to extremes, and we need the gentle, down-to-earth influence of Taurus to root us once again. Taurus lives and breathes for beauty. We’re all in dire need of a counterbalance to all of the heaviness and darkness of Scorpio, and the salvation lies in becoming embodied. If we can slow down and get back in our bodies, we can not only endure the massive amounts of shedding and death and rebirth of Scorpio, but turn this destruction into beautiful creative energy. Taurus is the perfect compliment to Scorpio -- creation versus destruction.
This is definitely one of the most sensual full Moons of the year as it integrates the sexy, watery polarity of Scorpio with the earthy sensual side of Taurus. Passions ignite and loyalties are tested. The depth and intrigue of Scorpio is perfectly matched with the beauty and simplicity of Taurus. If we can find a way to integrate our inner Venus (Taurus) and Mars (Scorpio) we can perfect the dance of creation and destruction. These two forces are inextricably linked and show the way to our ultimate strength, authenticity and creative potential.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more