If we are going to talk about the energy and astrological weather of the week, we have to talk about the planets. This week, there are five planets in water signs, which provide emotional sensitivity and help us be more receptive to our own and other people's emotions. This leads us to greater empathy and emotional understanding. Water signs are connected to intuition and the psyche and provide us with a natural ability to open up our channels and connect with the spiritual. Planets in water signs can also encourage artistic creativity.
The challenging aspect of this arrangement is that with so many planets in said element, we can feel more sensitive with mood swings during this period. In addition, our deep moods run the risk of making things feel very personal, which can cause stress, communication problems, and low self-esteem.
“It is possible for us to understand things that were once unclear.”
We begin this week in the Full Moon phase, the period from October 28th to November 4th. The Full Moon is the part of the cycle when our satellite is completely illuminated in the night sky due to its opposition to the sun. During this phase, the moon appears as a complete and bright circle with intense light. This period is often associated with mood changes and can lead to the culmination of emotions. It can also lead us to make important decisions or have revelations. It is associated with the completion of projects. The fact that the moon is a reflector at this stage allows us to see aspects of our personality that we normally do not see. That is, it reveals what is normally hidden. It is possible for us to understand things that were once unclear.
The zodiac sign where the Full Moon is located also has an effect on the energy of this time. Right now, it is in Taurus, whose influence is on issues related to stability, security, material position, joy, pleasure, sensuality, and harmony. How this moon phase influences you depends on your sign, your natal chart, and the position of the different planets. This energy mostly benefits the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) and water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) since it creates harmonious aspects that result in a feeling of peace and stability. However, the influence of this moon phase impacts us all on some level.
During the Full Moon in Taurus, you may feel more emotionally centered and seek harmony in your relationships. This period may increase your focus on financial and material matters. You may feel a need to review your finances, your budget, and reassess your possessions.
Taurus is a sensual sign ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love. It is worth remembering that the sun is in Scorpio, which is ruled by Mars, and is a sign with great sexual charge. This can increase the intensity of physical connection, which, if given from the desire to share, can provide us with an uplifting experience.
“This period helps us to achieve our goals and overcome obstacles.”
We tend to enjoy the comfort of life and seek pleasure in beauty. This is especially true in what we do and what we consume since food and drink are essential. We can also be slower in our daily lives and routines at this time. We need to be careful, as we can be more resistant to change, more stubborn, and more connected to old customs and beliefs. On the other hand, Taurus is known for its determination and resilience, and this period helps us to achieve our goals and overcome obstacles.
This Full Moon can create internal conflicts between Taurus' desire for security and stability and Scorpio's need for change and intensity. When you can feel the tension between these two energies, look for balance.
On October 28th, the exact opposition between the sun and the moon occurs when the latter passes through the constellation of Taurus in the sky. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow on the moon. The effect of this type of planetary interposition lasts approximately one month and mainly affects people who have the sun or a planet in the sign of the eclipse, in this case, Taurus. This can cause areas governed by the sign to be affected in areas of balance, stability, harmony, beauty, security, finances, and sexuality.
“Energy is not bad; it depends on how we use it…”
During this week's portion, we talk about the destruction of two cities: Sodom and Gomorrah. This event was caused by the negativity of its inhabitants, guided by their base instincts, their carnal desires, their cruelty, their jealousy, their feelings of revenge, and their desires to benefit only themselves. This inability to share and be kind to others is closely related to the energy of Scorpio, whose tendency to get carried away by reactive aspects is part of their greatest challenge. More than ever, we must strengthen our souls so we can take advantage of the courage of the scorpion and have the desire for the Light to transform us. Energy is not bad; it depends on how we use it according to our free will.