Happy Full Moon in Taurus! The moon is exalted in Taurus, which makes whatever we commit to now come into fruition more easily than usual. It’s time to focus on your habits, the things you tell yourself, and the nature of your self-talk. Get serious about what you want to change in your life and what you want to let go of. In particular, this lunation invites you to locate any feelings of “I’m not good enough” and recognize where you’ve been having self-limiting beliefs, and what story you keep telling yourself that keeps you small.
It is a powerfully potent time to double down on positive affirmations, and any other ways you can show yourself clear and unconditional love. Can you commit to giving yourself five minutes a day of loving-ness? Offering kind words in your internal monologue, giving yourself a hand or foot massage, dancing, meditating? Can you give yourself one minute a day?
It is–somewhat annoyingly–not enough to go on a one-week retreat, or attend a transformative workshop, or read a book that opens your mind. These things are so, so valuable and important, but it is through *constant* daily or near-daily practices of devotion that change truly begins to manifest. It doesn't have to be huge, but it has to be a *practice*. The moon and the stars and all the interplanetary vibes are offering a beautiful boost to bring a life-changing habit into beginning today.
Please, also, remember: It is time to let go of comparing yourself to others. There is a place for you here.
The October 2019 New Moon in Scorpio marks the beginning of a new cycle. In the sign of depth, drama, death, and resurrection, this lunation brings us big transformation whether we are ready or not. With the moon in opposition to rebellious and erratic Uranus, sudden shocks may shake us up, and we need to be mindful of how we react. Rushing or acting impulsively could lead to accidents, so please be mindful of your body and your actions. Don't speed in your car; don't multitask while you're cutting an avocado. With Mercury in shadow and on its way to retrograde, being too swift with your words can also cause unexpected damage in relationships and communication. Even if your energy feels UP and electric, try to make a conscious effort to slow down and act only when you are doing so with surefooted intention.
Scorpio influences us to delve deeply, discover what is hidden, and bring to light and revolution whatever we find. Spending time sitting with, rather than running from, uncomfortable truths is the best use of this energy. It is by refusing to face things through avoidance or escape that we may wind up hurting ourselves or causing unintended chaos, but if we remain steadfast in the face of our shadows, the shape of them may change. We will find ourselves transformed: the seeds of healing planted, the irons that bound us suddenly, surprisingly broken. ❤️