the moon is full in taurus on october 28, 2023 at 3.24PM CST. this is a partial lunar eclipse.
a full moon occurs when the sun in scorpio forms an opposition to the moon in taurus. the full moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the new moon. it is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
this phase of the moon will be a busy eclipse, configured with mercury, mars, and jupiter. there can be inflated feelings, and we can wrestle with strong urges, so it’s wise to sit with our revelations for a bit before taking action.
this eclipse serves as a final prompt, nudge, or push to make improvements in taurus- and scorpio-ruled areas of life in our charts, and feelings of discontent can magnify. it’s a time to resolve matters, strike a balance, take a lesson, and move on.
this eclipse affects people with personal planets and points at 0 to 10 degrees of the fixed signs (taurus, leo, scorpio, and aquarius) most significantly.
lunar eclipses are about relationships and polarities. with the taurus-scorpio axis involved, this lunar eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants concerning the balance between taurus-ruled and scorpio-ruled areas of life.
the contrast between earthy, practical, peace-loving taurus and emotional, transformative, crisis-oriented scorpio comes full bloom. the moon in taurus wants us to find emotional fulfillment through the simple, tangible things in life, while the scorpio sun draws our attention to complexities, intangibles, and mysteries.
the full moon illuminates this conflict between form (taurus) and transformation (scorpio), and between collecting (taurus) and sharing (scorpio). neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. ideally, we should find a balance between the two energies, and this is what this lunar eclipse invites us (or pushes us) to do. this eclipse is about awakening to the need to enjoy the fruits of our labors and to connect with our desire to take care of ourselves and our needs.
we take an urgent interest in the physical world and even in our own sensual needs and desires at this time. while we should watch for stubbornness, some self-interest is healthy and necessary now.
this eclipse set has stirred the need to balance our lives between collecting and sharing, the simple and complicated, tangibles and emotional complexities. emotions, feelings, and revelations now are pivotal–they lead to resolutions.
this is a passionate and creative full moon eclipse, ripe with possibilities and learning experiences. intimate relationship matters, such as personal comfort levels and values and sexuality, figure prominently now.
something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. over the coming months, we will discover what this means for us. for now, we can’t sit on our feelings -- we need to express them.
CRYSTALS FOR THE FULL MOON:
rose quartz is the crystal of unconditional love and compassion. it is known to enhance relationships, self-love, and emotional healing. during a full moon in taurus, rose quartz can amplify the sensual energies associated with this zodiac sign, promoting self-acceptance, self-worth, and the ability to attract and give love.
green aventurine is often referred to as the “stone of opportunity” and is associated with prosperity and abundance. during the full moon in taurus, this crystal can enhance the practical and grounded energy of taurus, attracting opportunities for financial growth and stability.
CRYSTALS FOR THE LUNAR ECLIPSE:
vanadinite is unique in the way that it offers a grounding energy while still promoting vitality and strength. it is a wonderful crystal to help you weather any kind of storm while staying put together and true to yourself. not only is it perfect in the way it matches the shade of the eclipsed moon but in the way that it offers the healing energy needed to get through difficult times. it is a warm and supportive stone.
black obsidian is the perfect stone to embody the darkness that comes when the full moon's light is blocked by the earth's shadow. it shows us the darkness with just enough light needed to fix what needs to be taken care of. it brings negative emotions and difficult truths to the surface to be experienced and released.