This morning, we wake up to the Moon still lingering in Aries. At 8:26 AM, she opposes Mercury in Libra reaching Void status until the Moon enters Taurus at 4:34 PM. Ahhhh, Taurus. It's like we have been diligently running the bases during the World Series of Life and just slid into apple pie.
At least I hope this Taurus Moon is like that. I'm always highly optimistic about them. However, Taurus is packing the emotional intensity this month as the Full Moon occurs in the sign on October 6.
I'm looking forward to the Full Moon, myself. It marks the Sun's exit from via combusta. Heck yeah! Give me some of that! Trials by fire are exhausting.
Also, between the time that Moon opposes Mercury and enters Taurus, the Sun in Scorpio perfects in trine to Chiron in Pisces (1:20 PM). Watery. Potentially painful. But, an opportunity to examine how we may have built some of our ego based upon painful experiences. An opportunity to be a little gentle with ourselves as we realize we may have built some debunk coping mechanisms in light of our pain. An opportunity to heal a little which is quickly followed by an opportunity to vow to stop having how we operate in life dictated to us through pain.
After the Sun trines Chiron, he meets Uranus in Aries by inconjunct (4:59 PM). This occurs after the Moon is in Taurus and no longer void. It provides for more shedding of snake skin. But, moreover, it gives opportunity for personal change which is not an easy thing for Scorpio or Taurus.
But, Taurus will change if given the proper motivation or incentive. This Moon relishes physical comfort and it is very hard to get physically comfortable when you have metaphorical shards of glass sticking in your heart.
While under the influence of Sun trine Chiron, things may feel rather bittersweet. There is opportunity to heal and free ourselves from being controlled by long standing pain with the inconjunct to Uranus. But, the process could be quite painful and emotional, too. It's most likely that this will be an untouchable type of pain. Yet the possibility of physical pain for various reasons also exists.
The aim here is to be better. To feel better. To be more solidly ourselves...our true selves that we often hide away because we are mistrustful or, because, we have been kicked in the teeth for being our true selves so often in the past.
When a person is experiencing emotional or physical pain, the body can respond with increased blood pressure, rapid heart rates and erratic breathing. That most certainly wears on the body rapidly making it even more imperative to address these things. Know the pace of time has the potential to slow a bit today. But, it's entirely possible that we could be roiling on the inside all while seeking a place of shelter for comfort and stability.
Mourning may be necessary. Self-nurturing may be in order. And, I would encourage you to indulge in either one you need.
The first aspect by our Moon in Taurus is a sextile to Neptune in Pisces at midnight tonight. You can release the excess emotionality of the situation. And, if you practice self-care early in the evening, there is a good chance a solid night's sleep may follow.
Tomorrow holds chance for release followed by a bit of relief. But, the build up to the Full Moon is in full swing. Emotions today are likely to be high and uncomfortable. Look for those places of comfort but don't ignore what is going on under the surface. It won't go away on its own. Obviously, since most of it has been with you for longer than you can even remember. At least you are now aware of how it is affecting you and can strive to treat yourself more nicely while directing yourself more consciously.
Yeah. We deserve some pie after all of that. And, ice cream. Or, maybe even a cookie and some soothing warm hot chocolate and a nice (freshly washed and dried, sweet smelling) fuzzy blanket. Yes. We deserve at least that much.