When you fail to plan, you plan to fail — that’s the tough love lesson the stars have in store for some of us this week. But no need to spiral into the disaster zone, Astrofriends! Rather than leave things up to the fates, let the systematizing begin. Thursday’s full moon in grounding, pragmatic Taurus wants our lives humming like a finely tuned machine. Build the book shelves, paint that shabby room, give away your old clothes with the tags on to a friend who will actually wear them. This full moon is major as it marks the manifestation date for the Taurus solar (new moon) eclipse of this past April 28 (also the last eclipse in Taurus until next decade). Full moons are harvest time. This week’s bumper crop could bring a bounty of Taurean rewards: steady paychecks, merit for our hard work, and luxury goods that stand the test of time. This earthy Taurus full moon will get us in an “all natural” headspace too. Simplifying to the purest, freshest ingredients is the name of the game. Nothing wrong with doing things the old-fashioned way; this week, that strategy could be a smarter route than relying too heavily on technology.
Our values will become crystal clear under this lunar light. With Tuesday, November 4 marking the US midterm elections, this is quite timely. Get thee to a voting booth (or mail in that ballot). This full moon helps us pull the lever for the candidate who reflects your convictions and beliefs.
Taurus rules the throat chakra making us all more vocal about our opinions. Fortunately, communication planet Mercury lingers in diplomatic Libra until Saturday making any debates that arise near the full moon a lot friendlier. On Saturday, November 8, however, Mercury heads into Scorpio until the 22nd. The messenger planet already toured Scorpio from September 25 until October 10, but slipped back into Libra during its retrograde. Sultry chemistry that sizzled then seemed to fizzle earlier in the fall could bubble up again. Mercury in Scorpio can make us feel sexier and drawn to mystery. But do we really want to sniff down THAT trail? Curiosity killed the cat, as they say, so be careful about digging into situations that are better left alone.