Saturday 31st October at 14.49 (GMT) brings us the Taurus full moon, this moon is also a blue moon and falls on Halloween. This is the first time this has happened (in all times zones) since 1944 and this won’t happen again until 2039.
The last full moon in Aries came to bring an inner healing so that you could find a sense of self in you and from that a knowing of your worth, power and desires. Then along came the Libra new moon to help bring a peak point of truly coming back into balance with all parts of yourself. Now here it is, the Taurus full blue moon on Halloween to wake you up to your own magic and potential.
Woah, here it is! It’s been quite a run up to this full moon with Mercury and Mars retrogrades and a lot of planetary activity. I know many of you have been having sleepless nights and/or the craziest dreams as these retrogrades have been trying to get our attention of what needs to be released from the past. Take real note of what your dreams or middle-of-the-night ruminating thoughts have been about, as this is giving you such powerful insight into what this full moon wants to help you to realise and release.
This full moon is bringing such a magical portal for new beginnings, not only as it’s on Halloween but it’s also a blue moon. A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, and is where the saying “once in a blue moon” comes from. This magical moon is your once in a blue moon opportunity to make a real difference in your life.
This may come at a small cost as the energy this moon is bringing could feel quite unsettling and uncertain, as though it’s bringing a huge shift and release that you’re not quite ready for! This full moon is going to be a bit of a wake up call bringing what has been hidden into the light. This moon always brings an element of shadow work and making discoveries about what has been long hidden as the sun is in Scorpio in opposition to the moon. Scorpio, as we know, is the mystical alchemist of the zodiac who wants to dig deep into fears, emotions, shame, pain and heartbreak to alchemise it into self-love and acceptance and belief in your own power and magic.
Then add in the magic of Halloween, the cross-quarter festival that marks the end of autumn and the beginning of descent into winter. It’s a day of magic and using the dark time of year to overcome fears and explore the dark mysteries of your hidden inner world. This moon is going to show you where you have been holding onto a false sense of safety and security in your life and where you have stayed in your comfort zone and played safe. Two full moons in one month always bring a theme of deep release, and this full moon urges you to release what the retrogrades have shown you still need healing. But this full moon is more about realisation than release. A realisation of what you truly want in your life, and maybe the slightly shocking realisation that it’s only ever you who holds you back. Taurus is a slow steady energy, and this is a moon of trust - trusting in what you are being shown, trusting in the moon, trusting in life and, most of all, trusting in you. Taurus shows you that can have anything you desire, you just need to believe in it and you. This is a moon for finding yourself and making the biggest realisation of all – that you are magic.