The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for November will occur on the 19th at 27 degrees and 14 minutes in the sign of Taurus; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 3:58 am.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; November’s Moon is the Hunter’s Moon. Other names for this Full Moon include the Frost Moon, Oak Moon, and the Mourning Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
Full Moon in Taurus – Harvesting through Tradition
This Full Moon will take place in the 3rd Decan (last 10 degrees) of Taurus, making it a Taurus/Capricorn Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Venus as the ruler for Taurus and Saturn as the ruler for Capricorn. Thus, this Full Moon will be about methodical progress.
Since the Moon is in Taurus, it is dispositing to (looking to) Venus, which is in Capricorn, in the chart above. This Full Moon is going to require us to act with patience (Moon in Taurus) regarding what others are trying to achieve with us (Venus in Capricorn) and what we are trying to achieve with others (Venus in Capricorn). The intensity of this Full Moon around reliable partnerships that help us advance financially cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about what it takes to get ahead (Capricorn) and stay ahead (Taurus).
With this Full Moon at 27d14m the Sabian Symbol is 28 Taurus, “A woman pursued by mature romance”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of the eternal promise underlying all objective existence, since the fullness of life is ageless and the human spirit immortal in its functioning. Implicit in the symbolism is the danger of disappointment whenever any deprivation is taken as final, or when an individual no longer can be stimulated to the effort able to bring him his rewards. There is here the heightening of appreciation which comes with genuine maturity.” The key word is: PERSUASION.
Who do you trust to help you succeed and how do you get them to work with you?
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 11/19/2021, which totals 8, so the number for this date is 8. 8 is the number for power and authority, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to bring about success and achievement. Since the Full Moon happens on the 19th, which totals 10 and reduces to 1, we must come to understand and express our individual strengths positively.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 7th House of Partnerships (Moon placement on 11/19/2021) and my 1st House of Identity (Sun placement between 10/22 and 11/22), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my various relationships (work, family, friends, and lover) and how they help me understand and define who I am as an individual (Scorpio ruling my 1st House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your role as an anchor in your relationships, your desire to partner with people you trust, and your need to achieve and succeed in the material world.