With a new month comes a full and new moon! November brings with it a full moon in Taurus and a new moon in Sagittarius. Get ready!
What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a full moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Taurus: November 12th 2019 (8:35AM ET)
November's full moon occurs in earth sign Taurus, and Taurus full moons usually want us to try to be calmer, more grounded, and not rock the boat too much. Normally full moons are emotional, and we're swayed by what we feel, but with Taurus, we want to try to stay calm, get grounded, and work on stability and security. We can work to remove blocks to stability and security, and try to take slow, steady approaches. We may pay too close attention to what other people think and say sometimes, and need to value our own judgments.
Taurus is a money sign, so there may be some financial developments in the world (or personally). We can make important financial decisions, work to resolve financial problems, or see bad financial moves result in major problems.
The biggest thing about this full moon though is Mercury retrograde. This full moon opposes Mercury retrograde in Scorpio! Eeks! And I do mean eeks, because it's usually very not good when a full moon makes a hard aspect to Mercury retrograde (or Venus or Mars). I am worried about what this full moon may end up triggering with Mercury retrograde. There could be some unforeseen financial crisis. There could be some very serious violence. There could be some terrible act of discrimination. There are a lot of possibilities!
Taurus usually wants us to be calm, but with Mercury retrograde, this proves difficult, especially in Scorpio. We may get stuck in foul moods, rage, hatred, hostility, violence, and have a hard time getting out. Positive, healthy, constructive outlets for the energy is best, and grounding as much as we can.
We do get some help from Pluto, who is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) the full moon in Capricorn. Pluto is the natural ruler of Scorpio,, the sign Mercury will retrograde in, so Pluto wants to give some helpful energy to manage Mercury. We may need to transform something big, in a big way, and expose what's been hiding in the shadows to some bright light and reality.
The full moon occurs at 19 degrees 51 minutes Taurus. The major aspects this full moon makes are:
Conjunction: 17 degrees 51 minutes - 21 degrees 51 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 17 degrees 51 minutes - 21 degrees 51 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 17 degrees 51 minutes - 21 degrees 51 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 17 degrees 51 minutes - 21 degrees 51 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 17 degrees 51 minutes - 21 degrees 51 minutes Scorpio
New Moon in Sagittarius: November 26th 2019 (10:05AM ET)
So November full moon is quite the fist-clencher, but November's new moon is pretty different! New moons tend to be happier energy anyway, and November's new moon is in Sagittarius, the optimistic, happy-go-lucky sign. So we can come to this new moon feeling really sick and tired of the dark, the serious, the difficult and horrible. We want to ditch that and focus on the good!
With Sagittarius, we can be more expansive, working to expand our minds, lives, and world. We can work on opportunities for expansion, explore and travel, learn and teach. It's time to get out there and have new experiences (and this may be seen for your personally in the areas of life ruled by the house the new moon occurs in for you).
Mercury is no longer retrograde for this new moon, but Neptune is and ends the retrograde the day after the new moon on November 27th. It doesn't aspect the new moon, but it may make us feel like we're in a bit of a fog, a haze, the Neptunian obscuring. So while we may feel a lot better, we do need to be careful that we don't rush into anything without all of the facts, and that we're not looking at things with rose-colored glasses. Once the fog lifts, it might not look so rosy!
The new moon occurs at 4 degrees 3 minutes Sagittarius. The major aspects this full moon makes are:
Conjunction: 2 degrees 3 minutes - 6 degrees 3 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 2 degrees 3 minutes - 6 degrees 3 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 2 degrees 3 minutes - 6 degrees 3 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 2 degrees 3 minutes - 6 degrees 3 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 2 degrees 3 minutes - 6 degrees 3 minutes Gemini
Suggested Reading: New & Full Moons page for interpretations