Election Astrology: Full Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
The moon is at its fullest, and eclipsed, on November 8th at 3:03 am PST, 6:03 am ET, at 16 degrees of Taurs. Scroll down for the astrological chart from astro.com.
This is a particularly intense full moon. It is even intense looking for an eclipse. As with all full moons, the sun and moon are directly opposite. In this case we are dealing with the axis of possessions...looking at issues around money, objects, (Taurus) as well as owning people and having power over things (Scorpio). The moon is conjunct the North Node, representing our collective drive to make progress, and the planet Uranus (expect the unexpected!). The sun is conjunct Mercury (fast, emotionally charged words are likely to fly), and Venus (the ruler of Taurus). This all is squared by Saturn in Aquarius, creating a T-square.
In any T-square situation, I recommend finding some comfort in the sign that would complete a grand cross, in this case Leo. Creative activities, finding ways to shine, or giving from your heart (all beautiful Leo stuff) are likely to be more pleasant than other areas of life. Try to avoid dealing with any intense conversations on the 8th but, some Taurus/Scorpio issues may still come to a head.
There are some positive aspects that can offer some support. Mars is in retrograde in Gemini trine to Saturn in Aquarius. Sometimes Mars in retrograde can make it hard to see what you are actually doing, things slow down and obstacles may appear. Tap into Saturn in Aquarius for an objective, responsible perspective. Rethink writing/communications/short trips with a broader focus on friends and responsibility to the greater good. It may feel a little slow for some, but, I bet many of us will enjoy a safer speed for a bit.
Jupiter and Neptune sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. Neptune is trine Venus in Scorpio, the ruling planet of the eclipse, which is poorly positioned in Scorpio. This will be interesting for the election in the US. Go deeply within, use compassion and unconditional love to guide your attitudes with legal matters (Jupiter) and the government. In other words, vote from the heart.
Please, make time to vote. Make your vote one that factors in the needs of those that are least able to help themselves. Which candidate will be most likely to make sure the hungry are fed, we all have access to healthcare, and make sure other basic needs are available to the people during this economic downturn? Who will be most likely to ensure we have a future by seriously looking at climate change and other global concerns? We are strongest when we are all taken care of.
All my best,