4 NOVEMBER 2017, TAURUS, Supermoon NO, Eclipse NO
It’s the year’s second-last Full Moon already! This one’s in Taurus, zodiac sign of effort, productivity and routine, followed by the rewards of leisure and pleasure. Jupiter is opposite the Moon bringing spontaneity and adventure. And Venus, ruler of this Full Moon, is opposite Uranus saying ‘do something different, break out of your usual routine’. This might seem a strange combination of planning (Taurus) and fly-with-the-moment (Jupiter and Uranus), but it could be a perfect mix. As an example, it’s Melbourne Cup during this Full Moon and some plan ahead for it (shop for an outfit, have a fascinator made, research the horses, roast a chicken for the famous chicken and champagne picnic breakfast etc), which is all very Taurus, yet if this is overdone, it’s like a host planning for a party but being too tired to actually enjoy it and mingle with the guests.
The Jupiter-Uranus take-it-as-it-comes option would be to go to the racecourse at the last minute, borrow a housemate’s fancy outfit, jump on a train, stop at a chicken shop nearby, randomly pick lucky numbers without researching the horses etc. If overdone, this can lead to disappointment when the borrowed outfit is too tight, the trains are too full to get on, all the BBQ chickens have sold out, the grass is wet and there’s no picnic rug.
So this Full Moon is all about how to create the perfect combination of planning plus going-with-the-flow – not too rigid, not too chaotic. There’s a powerful relationship vibe with this Full Moon, and relationships could go really well, even flourish and get a big boost but the secret ingredient is patience with spontaneity versus preparation. If this is wonky, relationships might suffer – the antidote is to try more flexibility and openness if you realise you’re being too organised, or more responsibility and orderliness if you’ve become too impulsive. If a relationship goes through great strain this week, persist, as in one moment you or someone else might be uptight and stuck on rules, but the next, a bit of play and laughter might break the ice and get the rivers of love flowing again.