“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

The Full Moon in Taurus on November 4, 2017, poses several significant questions that offer unlimited potential for life-altering epiphanies and personal revolutions. An electrical Venus-Uranus opposition rattles cages and shakes up the status quo; the challenge is to either create change in your world or watch the cosmos surprise you with it instead. Relinquish the need to cling to what is familiar and allow your rigidity to soften. Search for the answers in the murky waters of your heart and feel your metamorphosis start to unfold…

What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of security? What are you willing to risk for the sake of freedom? This earthy Taurus Full Moon prescribes simplicity as the key to happiness. But its counterpart, the relentless Scorpio Sun, begs to differ as it draws you into dark shadows and mysterious realms. There are many opportunities for personal and relationship growth, but the journey isn’t always going to be pretty. In fact, it’s quite likely to be messy with so much Fixed planetary energy in the mix. You never know what you might find when you go deep diving, but the adventure alone is worth the risk. Embrace the unknown or sink with the ship…

Breakup, breakdown, or breakthrough

Complacency is not your friend near this Full Moon when it comes to creative projects, fiscal matters, and relationship dynamics. Surprises can knock you off your feet if you are not nimble in your response now. An urgent yearning for freedom clashes with the intense craving for emotional security, and erratic mood swings only complicate matters. Spontaneity is sweet, but stepping on someone’s heart is never kind — there’s no reason to burn down the tower unless it’s necessary. Stop repressing your feelings and reveal them instead. Ending a relationship, business contract, or artistic collaboration is still an option, but at least it will be a conscious choice and not an impetuous act of rebellion.

This steady Taurus Full Moon attempts to anchor you at a safe harbor, but the magnetic Scorpio Sun pulls you back into the powerful currents. This tumultuous instability can feel like a battle of wills, leaving you to wonder if an exit strategy is the only way to return to solid ground. Digging in your heels doesn’t help to improve the situation, but then again, neither does running for the hills. Stick around and listen as much as you talk to give everyone an opportunity to express themselves; remain openminded, but prepare to close this chapter if a compromise isn’t found. Remember, change is rarely comfortable, even when it is desperately needed. Calm your nerves with daily meditations, outdoor excursions, and artistic pursuits. Transformation takes time.

This Taurus Full Moon pushes you to reflect on the price of freedom vs. the cost of security, especially concerning your relationships, finances, and creative enterprises. Discover the personal effects you may feel by reading your sign’s Full Moon Horoscope below…

Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)

Take off your mask and strip down to your core. At this Full Moon, you need to be transparently vulnerable about what you want, or respectfully end an overly complicated relationship. You can’t keep a lid on your spontaneity forever as your irrepressible spirit demands freedom of expression. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins and your patience is nowhere to be found. Running, skydiving, or boxing helps you to blow off steam, but you won’t find contentment until you create positive change.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

You are typically more a lover than a fighter, unless someone pokes fun at your dreams. You might be afraid to exhibit your wild and creative side lest you rock the boat in your relationship world. But the boat will eventually capsize if you can’t be your authentic self. Fireworks are likely if you stand up for your rights, but you really don’t have much of a choice at this Full Moon in your sign. Bottling up your emotions is no longer a viable strategy. Healthy relationships demand honesty and respect.

Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

You truly want nothing more than to fly under the radar today, so you can spin sweet stories in your head without interruption. But seeking the simplicity of solitude is an act of frustration when there are so many disruptions happening all around you. You might surrender your pursuit of peace and quiet if your restless nature gets the best of you. You excel at being the life of the party but sometimes are bored when left alone. Spend more time exploring your dreams and less time worrying about everyone else. Meditation needs to be part of your regular routine for your creativity to blossom.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)

It’s no secret that home is where your heart dwells, but your community also needs your nurturing presence when a sudden crisis sends everyone into a tizzy. You may feel pulled in opposite directions, but the urgency is more of your making than anyone else’s. Give when and where you can, but don’t let the outside world invade your domestic tranquility. Creative self-expression allows you to channel all your feelings into something bigger than you. It doesn’t matter if your heart is singing or breaking — make art.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Expect the best, prepare for the worst is one of those clich├ęs that sticks around for a reason. The current cosmic weather calls for equal amounts of optimism and realism when performing both at home and on the stage. You can sense all the incredible changes on the horizon and hope to inspire others to follow your lead. Simplify your mission statement so it is crystal clear to everyone involved. Any obstacles you encounter on your journey will be much easier to manage if you know exactly where you are going and why. Be fearless, not reckless.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Following your own moral compass, no matter what anyone else says, is key to maintaining stability in an otherwise wild and crazy world. Sharing resources with a partner has both its risks and its rewards. Don’t slip into a false sense of security and lose track of important numbers and facts, believing that everything is up to speed when it’s not. Although anger might be your first response when managing an unpleasant surprise, count to ten and reach for your integrity instead. Taking responsibility for your role in the mess quickly moves the discussion to reconciliation and resolution.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Your deep-rooted need for harmony is both a gift and a curse. Being the peacemaker of the zodiac is a heavy burden at times, especially when your self-respect is on the line. Your feelings often play second fiddle to everyone else’s, but you appear to like it that way even when you don’t. A romantic or business partner’s decision to fly solo rocks your world now and you can’t help but wonder what you did wrong. You offer a compromise, but their counter demands leave you with little room for negotiation. Wait for the dust to settle prior to gauging the final results. Focus on your blessings and not on your regrets.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You’re swept up in a whirlwind of fantasy and drama now, making it impossible to discern the difference between fact and fiction. You long for a partner who understands your every mood, but that may be asking too much out of any one person. The subjective waters of your imagination are both a source of limitless inspiration and a brewing cauldron of secrets and suspicions. Taking the high road demonstrates your willingness to break old patterns. Lasting relationship growth can only happen if you both agree to stick around and do the work.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You could just quietly slip out the back door and skip out on all your obligations today. You struggle with the knowledge that it is much more fun to dream about perfect relationships than to do the emotional work that is necessary to maintain a strong bond. Friends can offer sweet relief from the pressures of the world as you act out your fantasies, but swimming in the shallow end can leave you wanting more. Your independence is one of your most prized treasures, but sacrificing a little freedom allows someone to give you something priceless in return. You win when love wins.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You usually take life so seriously that you don’t spend much time ruminating over your feelings. But now that you believe your emotional security is in peril, you are willing to shake the foundations of your life if you think it will offer you long-term stability. Stop striving for perfection and relinquish the need to control external events. The elements of spontaneity and surprise are delightful gifts to your spirit. Get out of your head and into your heart if you truly want to create a personal transformation.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Thunder and lightning strike your world with wild abandon, leaving your nerves jittery and jangled today. Seek out quiet space where you can unplug and ground your energy, as the electricity in the air is a lot to handle right now. Shocking news or a surprise visitor may catch you completely off guard, but your swift ability to regain your composure is grace in action. The eyes of the community are on you now. True leaders know when to hold the reins and when to let go.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Simplifying your schedule and narrowing your focus enable you to regain control over all the nuts and bolts of your life. Your confidence may be rattled today, possibly causing you to second-guess your recent fiscal choices. Between all the interruptions and chores, there is little time left to reevaluate your decisions. Carve out space to discuss your future trajectory with a mentor, advisor or close family member. Sometimes when you have so many fantastic ideas it is helpful to have someone tell you which ones are the best. /by Morgan Friday

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