Weekend of October 6-8: Let the soft animal of your body

After the dynamic Full Moon in Aries of the last few days, the Moon is heading for the green pastures of Taurus from Friday night to Sunday night (EST). Basically 50 hours of the Moon being in the sign of its exaltation. With Venus and Mars still tightly conjunct in Virgo, the weekend brings us back down to Earth and into our bodies. Taurus AND Virgo are Earth signs; the focus shifts to logistic and practicalities in our lives.

There are a few ways we can handle this Earthy weekend. Venus in Virgo which rules the Moon in Taurus will be square to Saturn all weekend. We could spend the next 2 days worrying about social status, the material side of reality, focusing on what is lacking, worrying about money, work and everything that still needs to be done before we are happy, successful and, perfect.

Resources could be a concern and the next 2 days are excellent for managing them and for organizing your projects and schedule. Just don’t get too obsessive about it. Patience for the process will go a long way.

The next 2 days also support self-care, stretching, hiking, creative projects and crafts, spending time in nature and cooking. Listen to what your body is telling you and find the right measure of pragmatism and relaxation. Over-indulgence and sensuality are strongly indicated and the Moon in Taurus is always good for spending time in the kitchen. If you have been planning to make preserves from the Fall harvest, this weekend is the perfect time for it.

Have a great one!

Moon in Taurus: Friday @ 19:56 EST to Sunday @ 21:44 EST

Surveying the land

The Moon is in Taurus today, the sign of her exaltation and she is ruled by Venus in Sagittarius which is in turn applying to square Jupiter in Virgo.

In the last few weeks, the soil has been tilted not without difficulties revealing some buried treasures but also many rocks. We are now walking on an exposed landscape and we can see clearly where the foundation needs to be set.

The Moon in Taurus for the next few days can help us survey our assets. What are the resources available to you at the moment that will help you carry out some of the big ideas you have? We are still very much in the planning phase and it is not time to sit on our laurels.

The Moon in the Earth sign of Taurus helps us filter our experience through the five senses:
Am I comfortable? What do I need to feel relaxed and at peace? There can be a desire for ease and an ability to find a deep satisfaction with simple pleasures. The downside of this indulgent Moon is that we can become complacent not pushing further and becoming somewhat self-satisfied.

The hard aspect between Venus in Sagittarius (the ruler of the Moon in Taurus) and Jupiter in Virgo denotes a carelessness or perhaps missing out on some important details. Since Jupiter is retrograde in the sign of its detriment we might be overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished and get lost in the various details of our daily existence. It could also be that we do not attend to the nitty-gritty stuff and we skip out on some important steps.

While the Moon is in Taurus for the next few days we might notice a need to find the balance between work and rest. If we become mentally overworked, we can become careless. If we only indulge in our passions we can become lazy. There might also be a tendency to become stuck in our views making it harder to keep an open mind. The back and forth is between broad visions and microscopic perspectives.

Know when it is time roll up your sleeve and know when it is time to stop. Do not bring your work in the bedroom and don’t let your lower instincts override your judgment. But most important of all with the Moon in Taurus: cook a delicious meal and enjoy!

Swedish illustrator Carl Larsson

Windy Skies

Paulus Potter: ‘Cattle and Sheep in a Stormy Landscape’

This week promises to be quite volatile. We have a Full Moon in Gemini coming up on Wednesday, as the Saturn/Neptune square becomes exact. Venus opposing Uranus will deliver some surprises in your relationships. A lot of unexpected twists, bubble bursting moments and restless energy is in the air. Anxiety can be a manifestation of this type of mutable weather, so relax the mind. Stay away from drama if you can, and find some grounding within your body.

The Moon will be in Taurus for the next 2 days so root yourself to face the winds. Be realistic in your appraisal of what you can do, and simplify where possible.