The November 2019 full moon falls in the sign of Taurus. The Taurus archetype is grounded and steadfast, calm and composed, firm and also somewhat stubborn. This is a sign that is practical and earthy, and is associated with material pleasures, desires, luxuriousness, and abundance.
Spiritually, the Taurus archetype teaches the principle of belonging through presence…our presence as sacred human beings…honouring the body temple…honouring the flow of life. This can be difficult given the society we live in, which praises the hustle over reverence and treats time as money rather than a finite resource that should be used wisely in the pursuit of the things that give us meaning.
The November full moon also marks a culmination and a harvest. As we’ve journeyed through the moons this year, we’ve been forced to confront our relationships and boundaries, our routines and goals, and to gain clarity on our big, long terms goals, what we are willing to sacrifice in order to get there, and what’s standing in our way.
There’s been a whole lot of mindset work we’ve done, and this moon marks a culmination of this cycle of our work. There’s a strong theme of endings and letting go/release, so if there’s still something you need to let go of, the Taurus full moon is an opportune time to do so.
Astro-Tarot influences for the November 2019 full moon
To throw some more light on the November full moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Taurus new moon falls in Decan 2, which is ruled by the 6 of Pentacles. This is to be seen in conjunction with The Hierophant, which is associated with Taurus.
The 6 of Pentacles can be seen as a card of contradictions – having/not having; generosity/meanness; supporting/not being supported. It also represents the law of reciprocity – of giving and receiving – the divine flow of abundance. The Hierophant is traditionally associated with religious order and strict social and hierarchical structures. It is also associated with teachers, healers and gurus, and with conforming to societal norms and expectations. The Hierophant also represents initiations or rites of passage, and an initiation can come only after something has ended.
This, then, represents the ever flowing cycle of learning, growing, releasing, beginnings, middles, and endings. And as we are approaching the end of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of what is ending, of what needs to be released, of celebrating the work we’ve done so far.
Tarot spread for the full moon in Taurus
Here’s a tarot spread to help us tap into the energy of full new moon.
1. What’s ending: This card represents a cycle that has ended. We are often so used to our patterns that we don’t even realise we are still clinging on to something that’s past it’s expiry date. This is that something.
2. What I need to release: Similarly, we sometimes don’t recognise a pattern has ended/is ending. This is that pattern.
3. The blessing/harvest: The lesson you’ve learnt through this year, the one you need to integrate
4. Message from mamma moon: This is always a message of positivity and support
Journaling questions for the Taurus full moon
Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead:
1. What do I want closure on?
2. What old habit is holding me back?
3. What would be the most helpful thing I can do for myself?
4. Looking back at the year so far, what are some of the lessons I’ve learnt?
Working with the moon
The full moon is a time of completion. The intentions that you set at the new moon are ready to be birthed into the world. The full moon illuminates the fruits of the work you’ve done towards achieving your new moon intention and to make any tweaks as necessary. This is a good time to release any negative emotions, habits, thoughts, beliefs and to look within and shift any blocks and old patterns that don’t serve you any more.
I tap into the energy of the full moon to call in and celebrate the sign’s qualities in myself; to release any related limiting beliefs; and to express gratitude for whatever is coming up.