We are all aware of the powerful energies at play during a full moon. With its strong gravitational pull on the tides and therefore, our aqueous bodies, it is important to be mindful of our emotions before they run amok. Hint: Meditation is always a great resource for a quick attitude adjustment.
Tonight's lunar exhibition holds court in the Zodiac sign, Taurus — the celestial take it or leave it bull. But while Taurus may be stubborn, she certainly knows of the pleasures in life, with Venus (the Goddess of Love) as ruler. So don't be surprised if you feel a little extra tug on your heart strings this evening, just use it to your advantage. Invite sensuality into your relationship with open, loving arms.
Our love lives aside, a full moon in Taurus also coaxes us to shed the layers of our old selves, allowing the illumined authentic self to finally, truly emerge. Many of us have experienced the intensity of recent cosmic shifts, so it's time to release the perpetual grip we still have on what no longer serves us, for good.
We've curated some of our favorite astrological forecasts from around the web, that reveal more insights about tonight's full moon:
"A lot of people confuse the sensual with the sexual, but the full Moon in Taurus can help you to identify the moment where they coalesce into a perfectly delicious dyad. When it comes to your sex life, invite in as much sensuality as you can muster — consider all five of your senses.
Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is known as the goddess of love. She is hovering ever-so-close to this full Moon, enhancing the romantic energy even more powerfully. You will definitely experience some deep, fully awakened desires this week.
"Time to connect with the nurturing and supportive energy of Mother Earth and remember the peace that comes when we simply take a moment to breathe deeply and enter the stillness. Been a lot of energy churning in the cosmos, the easiest and simplest thing we can do to regain our balance is come back to our breath. Slow deep breaths open the way … so remember to breathe."
"Luckily, the Full Moon in Taurus provides the power of preservation — even as the Sun in Scorpio doles out its destructive forces. The Outdated You (the one you've clung to, or hidden behind) is preparing to fly the coop. Meanwhile the New You (the one you birthed back in 2012) can surge forth in ways that exceed all expectations. Remain vigilant. Expose yourself to the energies that support your success."
"What you do here on this full moon will carry you forward. So take advantage and set new patterns in any way you can. Do some clearing of anything that feels old and fearful. Become more aware of your resources especially the physical ones and take some time to be in great gratitude for what you do have and honor how those resources support you. Be creative in how you can take your present resources and use them to expand that container. Be open to the unknown resources that are just around the corner that may manifest in your reality if you allow them to. Watch for that shadow side that threatens to come up and obliterate your positivity. Embrace it and turn it into power through humor. Be with friends on this day as your community is a great support during these times."
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