November 2011 Full Moon in Taurus & Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
November 2011 comes with a full moon in Taurus, grounding us and making us more sensual and indulgent. It also comes with our last solar eclipse for 2011, and this is in Sagittarius, opening us up to big ideas, big plans, and big thinking.
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac, called a conjunction. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
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November 10th 2011 Full Moon in Taurus
The full moon on the 10th is at 3:16PM ET and occurs at 18 degrees 4 minutes of Taurus. Taurus is the sign of the senses, and our senses become more tied to our emotional states with a full moon. Indulge a little - but not too much.
Taurus rules your income, the money you have to spend, so this is a good moon to end any financial disputes or troubles. Of course, if you've been financially irresponsible, you might have to pay for it under this Moon too.
We may feel more lazy, which is fine if you don't have anything to do, but it can get you in trouble if you do. Full moons generally aren't good times to start new things, so you can put that off for a few weeks, but if you need to bring closure to something, don't stall.
If you're a Taurus Sun or Moon between 16 and 20 degrees, or have a Sagittarius rising in the second half of the sign, you'll feel the effects of this Moon most.
November 25th 2011 Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
The solar eclipse on the 25th is at 2:10AM ET and occurs at 2 degrees 38 minutes of Sagittarius. A solar eclipse is basically a new moon that occurs in the same sign as one of the lunar nodes. Because of this, the effects of a solar eclipse are similar to a new moon, but heightened and longer-lasting. Instead of weeks, we're talking months.
This is excellent for Saggy things, and we feel much more optimistic and have a positive outlook on the world and the future. We want to connect with other cultures and experience other ways of living. Breaking barriers and roaming free is so Sag.
This is a great Moon to travel under if you can and want to. If you can't go far, something near works too, as long as it's something that opens you up to something new.
Spending time outdoors is good as well. No matter what, take the time to get in a good laugh - Sagittarius loves the lighter side of life.
If you're a Sagittarius Sun or Moon between 0 and 4 degrees, or a Sagittarius rising, you'll feel the effects of this Moon most.
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations