The full moon in Taurus on November 4, 2017 encourages us to do the work necessary to step into the flow of abundance. For Taurus, abundance comes not just with monetary gain, but with sensual pleasures, and physical sensation, as well. Whether we revel in the gifts of family, the earth, life itself, or the ability to purchase fine goods, Taurus energy excels when we are enjoying all that life has to offer. This lunation is no exception, and powerful influences by Pluto, Neptune, and Jupiter, give us a magical, expansive energy to work with at this time.
For those of us who do yoga or other spiritual practices, the best use of this moon’s influence (with spiritual Neptune in the mix) is to do the spiritual and psychological work necessary to overcome our money blocks and old beliefs around our value. If you’ve had a difficult time asking for what you are worth, placing value on your time or services, or if you suffer from unworthiness, use this time to dig more deeply into the shadow and transmute the source of these core complexes. Thoughts around deficiency and lack putrefy every element of our life, and believing we are not worthy of grace prevents us from stepping into the flow of abundance in any regard.
We are all worthy of grace.
Grace is the moment we know that source is working through us. Getting out of our own way, and dropping our old stories around unworthiness, lack, and poverty are key to letting abundance prevail. We all seek abundance. We all desire grace. We are all capable of it when we open ourselves up to it. It really is that simple, but the old patterns die hard.
Luckily, Pluto is here to help. As the planet of death and resurrection, Pluto either mires us deeper in the suffering, or if we work with it, will allow the old patterns to die to give us new life. Pluto’s complimentary influence on our collective finances also supports the abundance surrounding this full moon….but, remember, full moon energy is about dropping what we no longer need so that we can start afresh. Let Pluto assist with this, and Jupiter’s expansive energy will catapult you into the flow of abundance and grace you deserve.
Alchemical Ritual for the Taurus Full Moon
As an earth sign, Taurus loves to feel the sensual beauty all around and manifest earthly abundance and pleasures whenever possible. On the low side, however, this grounded energy makes us stuck and stagnant, disallowing growth and flow states. This full moon ritual for Taurus helps to accentuate the high side of this energy which uses the power of the earth to create beauty and abundance inside and out.
Taurus’ ruler is Venus, the great goddess of love and beauty. In her we see the energy of attraction, sensuality and connectedness. To enhance this energy in your ritual, gather green stones such as jade, tourmaline or peridot and place them in the center of your ritual space. Bring in the earth element in some way, either with a small bowl of dirt, a plant, or do the ritual outside. Rose and Sandalwood essential oil can be used to anoint your heart chakra before and after your ceremony. Use sage, sweet grass or palo santo to cleanse yourself and the space by casting the smoke over yourself and encircling your own body three times. Light a few candles and dim the lights. Sit in the center of your space and place the hands on the ground. Connect deeply to earth energy and call forth the sensual wisdom it offers. Feel the energy moving into your seat, your legs, your hands and up through your body into your heart. Coordinate the breath with the flow of energy. When you establish a consistent current, meditate on the question: What does abundance mean to me? Your answer is not trivial, and it will likely come quietly and simply. Any running dialogue is not from the heart, but from the ego, so listen closely to the answer from the heart. Once you receive your answer, choose one stone, hold it firmly in your right hand and say the following invocation out loud:
Venus, please show me the path to grace and abundance.
Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation. Clear the mind of thoughts completely. Feel the sensation within the heart, and allow for the invocation to sink in and begin to show you your path to grace. Allow any symbols, sensations, emotions or energy to arise and continue to quietly witness all that happens without judgement or thought.
When complete, place your hand on your heart and chant Om three times. Place your hands in prayer at the heart with the stone inside and recognize this talisman that you have now charged with the energy of abundance. Snuff the candles and place the talisman somewhere prominently enough that you are reminded daily of the path to your heart’s fullest expression. This ritual creates a connection between you and your heart, and allows you to walk forward on a clear path of manifesting abundance for yourself and all around you.