Full Moon Cycle of Taurus
October 23 - November 21
The overall theme or lesson of DEATH lunar cycle of full moon in Taurus is immortality. It takes seriously the premise of the survival of the personality after death a premise supported by established institutions of knowledge from stagnant religious dogmas to scientific theories relating to energies' indestructible properties. Everyone I have ever known regardless of philosophy has had some weird unexplainable story of contact with the dead.
Hathor is sometimes called "Gate of the Tomb" and as the Full Moon in Taurus she is a doorway to the dark months of winter. Hathor is the celestial cow bearing the moon between her horns.
In a Reading:The Death card represents the promise of renewal. It is complete and total change, transformation, and transmutation. When seeking information about timing this card would represent the end of something followed by a new beginning.
New Moon in Scorpio-Tells the story of how appearances can be deceiving.
Do a self check to see where appearances have been deceiving, where you may have misjudged a situation or where you may have been misjudged or where you were surprised by unscrupulous or uncharacteristic behavior. Review where you could have brought clarity, been more prepared or where you should have seen a situation with clearer vision. Take action to rectify this misunderstanding if possible. Otherwise if this is not possible do mental correction of this situation realizing that the universe is constantly correcting imbalances. Review what you have learned from your deeper shadow self brought on by this situation.
In a Reading: This card puts you on notice that mischief is afoot. There is some kind of deception taking place. Something is not what it seems to be. When seeking information about timing this card would represent just when you think something is over it is not or just when you think you have just begun something you will find you are done with it.
Traditional tarot meaning: defeat, loss, failure, and dishonor
First Quarter Moon in Aquarius-Tells similar ancient stories of the spirits of the dead crossing water to get to the land of the Dead.
In many different cultures the land of the dead is reached after a journey over water. Arthur was transported by boat to Avalon. The ancient Egyptian's made the journey down the Nile and actually did embalming rites while on this journey. Some Native American tribes had stories of crossing a river at death to get to the next world, a journey that would take 4 days. There is an overall sense that this card states relief from a chaotic situation into one that is more peaceful. It could even be the calm that sets in when the bustle of the harvest comes to an end and there is time for the subconscious mind to soar to other creative planes of consciousness.
Traditional meaning: literally a journey by water, a need to separate from chaos and find peace in solitude.
In a Reading: This card represents a situation that is too chaotic for you to deal with, you have no other option but to accept help you are offered and leave the whole situation behind you. This card can represent a journey by water or a journey out of danger. When seeking information about timing this card would represent the perfect time to get away or the perfect time begin a process of slow change.
Full Moon in Taurus-The Hunters moon
Sit quietly and assess what home and hearth means in your life. What is it that makes a house a home? Take a moment to appreciate the lives and energy of the plants, animals and people that gave their lives to feed clothe and house you and your loved ones. Take a moment to remember ancestral recipes or favorite old hunting spots. Think of one thing you would like to do this holiday season in memory of someone special. Realize that the spirits of the dead hear us and are with us always even if they do not have a physical form.
In a Reading: This card represents a young woman with grace and dexterity. She never lets her gender stop her from doing everything she wants. She may have an unusual job and enjoys doing everything her male counterparts can do. She knows how to take care of herself she is diplomatic and can negotiate expertly on behave of her peers. She has the ability to survey others undetected. Detachment is one of her qualities. She is the huntress.
Traditional tarot meaning: a brown haired child, and the element of Air.
Last Quarter Moon in Leo- In a Temporal World Death is the only real thief.
Do a self-check to see where you have allowed your energy or resources to be leaked out. Take a moment to imagine your seven chakra centers spinning in a clockwise direction. Let them become like spinning saw blades cutting away the tentacles that siphon off your personal power and energy. Feeling cleared and refreshed you can now move forward to untangling the challenges of the week ahead.
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