Plant those feet on solid earth: The November 14 supermoon in earthly Taurus grounds us after an emotional rollercoaster of a week.
As a full moon lights the skies in the sign of the tenacious and opinionated Bull, millions of people are still grappling from the shocking results of a historic election that shook the U.S. to the core. Outcome aside, we need to sharpen our knowledge of all sides of the issues at hand, and empower ourselves as advocates for what we most believe in.
We can harness the steady and persistent energy of Taurus, refusing to be silent about injustice. Change is in the air, and this grounding Taurus energy may finally help those of us who've been dazed and confused get back into our bodies and sense.
This year's Taurus full moon is also a powerful and potent supermoon. It's the largest full moon since 1948 and if you miss it, you'll have to wait until 2034 for the next one. On November 14, the Taurus supermoon will be at its largest and brightest when it becomes full within approximately two hours of "perigee"—the point in its elliptical orbit when it is approximately 30,000 miles closer to the Earth.
Outside of politics, this full moon can also catalyze personal goals that you've worked long and hard for over the past six months. If you've got your sights set on a target, this might be the day you go after it full-throttle, much like the "toro, toro" charging at the matador's cape. Sensual Taurus can also help us make like peaceful Ferdinand the Bull, who sat in the field munching clover all day. So get out in nature, indulge your earthly appetites with some shopping or a decadent meal, pamper yourself (who else could use a 90-minute massage?). Don't hate, luxuriate.
The Taurus supermoon is also called a Beaver Moon. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full moon that falls during the month of November was named after the beaver by both colonists and Algonquin tribes. The Beaver Moon marked the time of year for setting beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm furs that would last the winter.