Tonight's sensual Full Moon takes place in the grounding and stabilizing zodiac sign of Taurus. Ruled by Venus, goddess of love and pleasure means this moon is exalted, bringing us the perfect occasion to indulge the senses and appreciate the physical pleasures of life.
Symbolized by the Bull, Taurus is associated with patience, nourishment and endurance. If the current Mercury Retrograde cycle is getting you in a spin, this Taurean energy can bring a calm moment, a conscious decision to pause, slow down and go at your own pace.
Honour your inner goddess and consider taking time out for a self-love ritual, the following suggestion is taken from Judika Illes' Encyclopedia of Spells:
"Roses, hibiscus, and calendula stimulate and teach self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-acceptance. Add fresh blossoms to your bath, make infusions from dried flowers and add them to your bath and/or surround your tub with bouquets and living plants."
Further suggestions to make the most of this sensuous energy:
Relax at home alone or with loved ones, treat yourself to your favourite comfort foods, people, art and music.
- Treat yourself to a massage or a long, slow walk through nature, taking time to slow down and enjoy the moment.
- Make a gratitude jar for all the bounty you have in your life. Write down all your blessings on slips of paper and add them to the jar one by one, feel how lucky you are for everything you have.
- Taureans are known for sticking to a course of action, but also for being stubborn. Review your current goals and decide if they're still right for you.
- Mercury is also conjunct (in alignment with) the Sun during this Full Moon, adding extra emphasis to communication. Verbally commit to your goals through affirmations or write them as intentions. Decide which measurable steps you can take to point yourself in the right direction and go forth steadily.
- Create an altar in a safe space. Meditate and feel your intentions. Adorn the altar with Taurus symbols and 'correspondences', objects that have a natural affinity with the sign:
Colours: Green, mauve, pink, yellow
Herbs/garden: Heather, daisy, lilac, lily, rose, sage, thyme, violet
Stones: Jade, lapis lazuli, moss agate, rose quartz, turquoise
With love and best wishes x