There’s an important and volatile full moon in Taurus culminating late Friday night into early Saturday morning that has all the earmarks of an “October Surprise”. Normally a Taurus Full Moon lights up issues surrounding material security. This one is no different in essence, but the form it takes may not be the most comfortable, soothing or conservative energy to enhance or shift that security. The degree of this full moon occurs at an exact conjunction with the planet Uranus. Uranian themes color the entire weekend with ramifications that last into the future. The style with which Uranus colors life events are to expect the unexpected, a roller coaster ride, chaos, things reverse and move in an opposite direction, a 180° shift, divorces, separations, earthquakes, sudden out of the blue events, break-ups, break-outs, break-downs break-throughs, enlightenment and epiphanies. Just last night here in NYC high winds sent a crane tossing and turning high above a tall skyscraper, knocking debris off that came falling from the sky. Luckily no one was hurt but this is the type of energy of which I’m talking. Also, the temperatures here in the northeast are plummeting at least 30° in a short amount of time and a cold wet rain is turning into snow in many areas with the sudden and shocking shift in temperature.
Personally, these disruptive events happen in the house that the full moon occurs. This is an erratic energy and we are taken off guard by what the surprise is, so in some ways it’s hard to be prepared. Yet, the catchphrase “expect the unexpected” is the best way to deal with things and therefore it is a highly predictive type of energy. Let’s see how this plays out on the political front with Election Day only 4 days away concurrent with a Mercury direct station.
This also can be the type of awareness that shakes and knocks you out of a rut that you’ve been stuck in for a very long time. If you’ve been sinking in quicksand then revelations occurring now may be just the right thing to shock you into an important shift and change. The Taurus energy this time around is about not being complacent. It’s essential to make change to the status quo. Business as usual is over and you may need some kind of revolutionary energy to deliver the freedom needed to break you away from the shackles that bind you to a burdensome material existence. It’s about a reinvention of the material world and its resources that support you. Taurus is a very physical and body oriented sign therefore much of this energy may be sourced through the body in terms of diet, physical activity, nutrition and disease. As a money-oriented sign let’s continue to monitor the stock markets and our own personal bank accounts. On a more deeply psychological level pay attention to your inner self worth and self-esteem by being more creatively inventive about your innate talents, resources and gifts. You may be surprised as to what your true calling really is as you learn to apply those talents in new and innovative ways.
One last image is that of an electric lightning bolt thrown from the sky thrusting into a giant redwood tree. Instead of splicing it in half and burning it down there is a reanimation of life and matter that brings a rebirth. Dr. Frankenstein tried to bring the dead back to life with dire consequences. It’s not about playing God in a way where you are looking for unbridled power outside yourself but about looking to see how your inner God/Goddess can enlighten the power within making it sourced from the heart center thereby benefiting yourself and society at large.
The planet Uranus stations retrograde today at 10° 41’ Taurus. She’ll be retrograde through January 11, 2021 when he’ll turn direct at 2°39’ Taurus. The day of, two days before and the day after the retrograde are often when major shifts occur in the world and in our personal lives pertaining to Uranian matters and in Uranian ways. The other important dates are when she makes sharp aspects to natal planets but for now we are dealing mainly with the station.
We’ve been feeling the energy the past few days and it will be here throughout the weekend. Retrogrades are a reversal of energy, change of attitude, switch of direction. There may be reversals and changes to friendships, teams and alliances since Uranus is very concerned with matters pertaining to groups. In the sign of Taurus the question will be which friends, teams, groups and alliances hold the most value and substance in your life. Which are worth holding on to, and which don’t hold inherent value anymore that you might distance, divorce or separate from? Perhaps the shift in status can be over something as mundane as money. When it comes to money there could be simplistic arguments and blow ups over what different people value about it. For many there must be more introspection on the retrograde on how to be innovative in creating new sources of income. Many have been detached and castrated from financial sources and this retrograde through the end of the year offers an opportunity to recreate those resources. Unearth a new talent and be inspired to use innate talents in innovative ways. Another stimulus package should be coming down the pike within a matter of weeks on this retrograde.
This planet has a great deal to do with divorce. These days are fraught with wanting to break away from others whether spouses, friends or family members. Really think hard whether those in your life add depth and substance or detract from those qualities.
If something explosive has happened in the last few days or occurs in the upcoming few days don’t try to fix the problem immediately with a knee jerk response. Someone may come at you with something that angers, disrupts or sets you in a chaotic tailspin. It’s best not to react in similar fashion. Detach, get some distance, see things from a bird’s eye view and then tackle a response next week sometime after more objectivity is reached. Unless a major eruption calls for an immediate response, take the high road and remain objectively distant. Only certain very important life altering events will demand an immediate and quick response.
Uranus is a planet of originality and innovation and this is a turning point on how to figure out how to make yourself stand out from the crowd and show off your uniqueness. We have 5 months to make that rebirth and this weekend is the start.
Uranus also likes to break, overthrow and revolutionize and because Taurus is a money sign watch what continues to be thrown off balance with the economy and our resources. Stock markets and economic forecasts will continue to be volatile and off kilter.
Those who don’t like being told what to do; for instance wearing a mask, may become more irritable, volatile, contrary and confrontational so hold off on provoking others even if you’re in the right. Uranus can be an iconoclast so watch for the further destruction of old, cherished and/or antiquated structures and belief systems that have been long held in high value but are now crumbling.
It is especially important to watch for volcanic explosions from Mother Nature.
Keep your mind open to original thinking and allow yourself to change strait-jacketed or vice- like thinking and habits otherwise they will break your will in much more uncomfortable mental and physical ways.
This can also be a weekend of making unexpected new friendships and social contacts with people that over the coming months may become more deeply connected and bonded with you. This weekend’s Moon/Venus conjunction in Cancer is an extremely loving family connection that comes from the heart so be aware of new relationships fitting into that category that suddenly commence.
Joseph Addeo is a New York City based consulting astrologer.
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