The October Taurus Full Moon, Just Before Halloween, Wraps A 3-Year Eclipse Series

The Taurus full moon arrives during Scorpio season each year to anchor you during an astrologically intense time. The October full moon in Taurus happens to be the third (and final!) lunar eclipse in a series that began in 2021! Here’s what it means for you.

Over and out! On Saturday, October 28, 2023 (at 4:24 PM Eastern), we’ll experience the third and final lunar eclipse in fiscally fit Taurus, the sign of money, material security and hard work. This eclipse series began rippling across the Taurus/Scorpio axis on November 19, 2021. It’s been radically revamping the economy and our personal financial habits for the past two years. 

No need for austerity, though! Sensible but sensual Taurus loves luxury; this zodiac sign is ruled by pleasure goddess Venus. The key is making sure you’ve got enough resources to cover the basics while enjoying those earthly delights.

With the October Taurus full moon:
• an exciting money-making opportunity could turn up.
• you could have second thoughts about your job satisfaction.
• you might have an epiphany about better work/life balance.

Taurus rules our daily routines, and this lunar eclipse gives a big push to finally break bad habits and put life-affirming practices into place. Try this: Instead of focusing on an overly lofty (“I’m cutting out sugar, carbs and dairy!”), set a sustainable shift that fits with your lifestyle—enough of a change to make an impact, but not so gargantuan that you actually give up before it gains traction. In other words, set yourself up for success (a Taurean two-thumbs up to that!) Try one of our many Taurus Full Moon Rituals!

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Hang on tight! The Taurus full moon brings you back to your senses—and your sensuality—with a sudden jolt.

Are you feeling ungrounded? Anxious for no discernible reason? Earthy Taurus energy can get your feet back on terra firma. It can make you strong and stable enough to alchemize all the mystical Scorpionic visions into tangible form. 

But first, get ready to weather a few last unexpected shakeups. The October Taurus full moon is a game-changing lunar eclipse, rounding out a 3-part series that started on November 19, 2021 and left off on November 8, 2022. November 8 also happened to be Midterm Election Day in the U.S. which brought surprisingly blue results after predictions of a “red wave.” SO eclipse!

What is the meaning of the Taurus full moon eclipse?

The 2023 Taurus full moon lunar eclipse could bring a metaphoric earthquake before you find steady ground. Don’t wait for change to happen to you. Get proactive!

What unproductive habits might be holding you back? Where have you been failing to appreciate the comforts you have—or to value the folks who have your back? Eclipses are known for revealing and concealing. The Taurus full moon could bring some eye-opening reminders to pay attention to everything you’ve been taking for granted.

During the week of the Taurus full moon, put an infrastructure in place to “capture” a dream you’ve been hunting since the Taurus new moon six months ago.

Don’t tiptoe—the Taurus full moon gives you permission to open the throttle. Just remember to take the curves with Taurean precision and pragmatism.

Your horoscope for the Taurus full moon lunar eclipse, for every zodiac sign

The October 28 Taurus full moon is a game-changing lunar eclipse during Scorpio season. Your Taurus full moon horoscope has all the details about how the lunar eclipse affects your zodiac sign.

Remember, your scope isn’t just for the day of the full moon, but for the two weeks following. You have time to manifest before activating at the following moon (a new moon in Scorpio on November 14.) Follow your daily horoscopes at to never miss a detail!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your shoot-from-the-hip sign would rather ad-lib than plan everything to the letter. But the Taurus full moon—a powerful lunar eclipse—is rocking your finance zone, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. You can use these illuminating moonbeams to get a solid grasp on your money situation. Do you know exactly how much you have coming in every month and how much of it you typically spend? Have you identified areas of opportunity for boosting your income? Over the next two to four weeks, you could reap the benefits of an assertive pitch.  Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Make YOUR agenda top priority on October 28, Taurus! The year’s only full moon in your sign is also a game-changing lunar eclipse—the final in a series that began on November 19, 2021. Brace yourself for a crossroads or climax of whatever you’ve been focusing on for nearly two years. Have you been caring for and cultivating every seed you planted back then? Here’s your chance to review, evaluate and implement needed changes so you’re sure to achieve your goal within the timeline you created. You’re fully capable of crushing this, Bull, so get to it! Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Slow your roll and be more strategic instead of hustling harder, Gemini. That advice applies for the next two weeks as the Taurus full moon rocks your peaceful, restorative twelfth house on October 28. This time is ideally suited to refueling your tanks, and since this lunation is also a tide-turning lunar eclipse, it comes with a warning label that reads, “DO NOT exceed your limits. DO listen to what your body is telling you.” Call a timeout before you burn out. Read more Gemini horoscopes.


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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

October 28’s Taurus full moon in your communal eleventh house is also an illuminating lunar eclipse that calls your attention to Team Cancer. This is the only one of its kind in 2023, so take advantage of the bird’s-eye view it offers you to review the various circles of people in your life. You sensitive souls might prefer to ignore an issue rather than call out problematic behavior, but this situation probably won’t resolve itself. Take back your power and inform the offender that from now on, you’ll be speaking up when something bothers you and holding them accountable. Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

The year’s only Taurus full moon rocks your success realm on October 28, and it happens to be a game-changing lunar eclipse to boot! Over the next few weeks, you’ll be unstoppable in pursuit of an ambitious aspiration…with one major caveat. You have to get complete clarity on your intention and resolve to do whatever you need to do in order to accomplish your mission. If you start waffling, you might come up short. Prior to taking on new responsibilities, be sure you’re into this job. If not, you could start looking around for something better. Need help with a thorny emotional issue?  Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Pick up the pace, Virgo! When the only Taurus full moon in 2023 (which is also a world-rocking lunar eclipse) lands in your exploratory ninth house on October 28, you’ll feel the wind at your back. Since this is your zone of education, faith and entrepreneurial ventures, anything that can widen your horizons and open up your world gets a galactic green light. Over the next two weeks—prime manifesting time for these moonbeams—stretch beyond your habitual limits and take a risk for the sake of learning and growing.  Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Get off the fence! Have you been wavering over a key connection recently? October 28’s full moon in headstrong Taurus and your intense eighth house can compel you to make a choice. And because this is a powerful lunar eclipse, it’s possible that the choice will be imposed on you! You don’t exactly excel at narrowing down options, and you tend to worry about what relationships you’ll miss out on by investing fully in ONE. But think about what you’re missing out on by never going all in. Take your cue from the steadfast Bull and make an unequivocal decision.  Read more Libra horoscopes.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

When the Taurus full moon shakes up your partnership court on October 28, a budding bond could blossom or a flourishing one could reach a new level of commitment. These changes could be especially dramatic since this full moon happens to be a tide-turning lunar eclipse. In the next two weeks, you could veer toward official territory—or swerve away from it. If you’ve been trying in vain to make a relationship work, you could be compelled to finally cut your losses and part ways. Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Have you fallen off the wellness wagon lately, Sagittarius? Don’t beat yourself up. Use the mobilizing boost of October 28’s Taurus full moon—the only one of 2023—and create some new goals. This full moon is also a game-changing lunar eclipse, and since it occurs in your salubrious sixth house, you have an above-average chance of sticking to the resolutions that you make now and during the two weeks that follow. Daily routines are ripe for revamping now, and you should be ready to adjust to shake-ups involving personnel and workflow.  Read more Sagittarius horoscopes.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

With the year’s only Taurus full moon lighting up your glamorous, amorous fifth house, you have a heavenly hall pass to put a little extra somethin’-somethin’ on whatever you do on October 28. Since this lunation is a potent lunar eclipse, you can sprinkle fairy dust on your creations and earn the attention of an admiring audience.

During the next two weeks (prime manifesting time for these moonbeams), you might unveil an artistic piece de resistance, declare your feelings for someone, or direct your passion into creating…or procreating. If something makes your heart sing, that tells you you’re headed toward your True North.  Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

As the year’s only Taurus full moon rocks your fundamental fourth house on October 28, you can’t ignore the importance of your home base and your roots. Change is afoot at the Aquarius Abode over the next two weeks—peak manifesting time for this lunation. It’s a tide-turning lunar eclipse, so these shifts might take your relatives or roommates by surprise.

Look at your space through a clear lens and consider what you want it to be. A soothing sanctuary? A fun social center? A place to touch down between exciting escapades? Start by cleaning and tidying from top to bottom, then examine the basic features that you’ll build on. And don’t forget to loop in roomies when you’re pondering a big change. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Get out and about, Fish! You’re fond of retreating into your own world of dreamy imaginings and soulful reflection, but with the electrifying illumination of October 28’s Taurus full moon in your gregarious third house, you’ll get so much more from communing with kindred spirits. On top of that, this full moon happens to be a lunar eclipse, meaning you’ll find that people you vibe with right under your nose. Because this house rules communication and community, you’ll benefit from pushing yourself to keep moving and mingling for the next two weeks. Read more Pisces horoscopes.

When is the next full moon?

The remaining full moons of 2023 are in:
• Gemini on November 27
• Cancer on December 26 (second full moon in Cancer of 2023, the first was on January 6)

Taurus moon dates: When is the moon in Taurus next?

• The next new moon in Taurus is on May 7, 2024 (the new moon in Taurus 2023 was on May 19)
• The next full moon in Taurus is on November 15, 2024 (which will be a super full moon)

Read even more about full moons

Full moons mark the halfway point of monthlong lunar cycles. These are harvest times, when we reap the results of the seeds we planted six months earlier under a corresponding new moon. Learn more about full moons in astrology here.

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