Friday, November 3, 2017

Full Moon in Taurus: Inner Security & Shared Values

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
~Lao Tzu

Tonight, we have a Full Moon in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. During this lunation, we are reminded it’s not just what we want in life that makes us happy; it’s what we NEED that enables us to fulfill our deepest longings and to feel that earthy sense of calm.

Taurus the Bull teaches us that our peace of mind depends upon having and maintaining that which we VALUE. These could be actual material possessions such as a good computer, a home you own, a reliable car (remember the Ford Taurus?), top-notch sporting goods, or sturdy furniture. And, these values could be abstract ones that we cultivate, slowly and surely, over time. Good health is a perfect example.

How do we keep and maintain “abstract values”? We consistently INVEST our life force into them – time, money, energy, vitality – into them. Consider a few scenarios:
  • You come to realize that professional growth means more than just how much you earn: you also need to learn. So, in order to keep your brain happy, you sign up for a class at your local community college, or go back for that advanced degree you’ve always thought about getting.
  • You know that ample time spent in Nature feeds your soul, relaxes your nervous system, and provides healthy stimulation. So, you start a habit of booking a semi-annual backpacking trip or outing to Yosemite AND get it secured on the calendar far in advance. You guard that date.
  • You’ve learned that longevity in partnership is not to be taken for granted. It requires commitment – a willingness to work through the hard stuff. You forego an old pattern of disposable relationships and online dating in order to invest in one special person. You realize that it won’t be perfect overnight and that it takes time to trust deeply.
Starting to get the picture? Taurean building takes time, commitment, and durability.

Sharing Value in Relationship

This Full Moon is opposite Jupiter newly in Scorpio. Jupiter in Scorpio impels us to evolve, to consider the needs of the other in our most intimate relationships in order to grow and thrive. While these planets are in a challenging position to each other, there may be discussions of “how much is enough?” and “how do we meet both of our needs?” For example, you might want to fly to Hawaii for Thanksgiving, but your partner says airfares are too high, so let’s stay closer to home and save our hard-earned money. You’ll have to come up with a creative solution that meets both the budgetary needs and the urge to splurge on fun. 

You may find that you do best with your partner when one person focuses on cooking up a good meal, and you work on the taxes or help the kids with their homework. Distribution of values, sharing the wealth. Our new one-year cycle of Jupiter in Scorpio is going to teach us a lot about depth and rebirth within the context of shared finances, intimate conversations about taboo and difficult subjects, and experiencing the rewards of a willingness to merge.

Slow and Sure Wins the Race

Building security is the theme. How do we prepare for the future in a way that honors our values and needs in the present? One of the ways is to move slowly. Realize that long-term thinking plays a part. Think about how your actions will affect your world six months from now, six years from now, three decades from now.  You’re here on Planet Earth for the long haul, after all.

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, so we know that it’s got to be solid. The Taj Mahal wasn’t built in a day (it actually took 22 years)! So even if we’re not aiming to create one of the Seven Wonders of the World, we are meant to keep an eye on the prize. Make your life an act of beauty, a work of art, and take the time you need to invest, little by little. You’ll get there.

Wishing you a nourishing Full Moon!

Erin Reese, Master of Science in Counseling is an author, spiritual teacher, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly at


  1. Loved this very timely and helpful message Erin. Also a most beautifully done email! Inspiring.

    1. I so appreciate your feedback, Marilyn. Lots of love and enjoy the full moon beauty!

  2. Great forecast, Erin! So practical and helpful! Thank you!