A Full Moon Sneaking Up

Posted by Len Wallick


There’s a lot going on in the world that merits attention to the here and now. Even so, you would not want Monday’s Full Moon in Taurus to sneak up on you. Today, Len Wallick helps you to be aware and prepare to make the most of a Full Moon in the sign of the Moon’s exaltation.

There’s a Full Moon sneaking up on you. It will happen in Taurus (opposing the Scorpio Sun) on Monday shortly before 9 am EDT (13:51:59 UTC). There is no intention here to imply you are not aware of a Full Moon occurring in less than three days. The purpose here is to raise your consciousness just a bit further.


A Full Moon in Taurus is not just any Full Moon. The Moon (and everything it represents) is what astrologers call ‘exalted’ in Taurus. Exalted is another way of saying ‘strongly expressed’.

If you want an example of how an object in exaltation can correlate with earthly events, you don’t have to look very far back. Mars entered its Capricorn exaltation on Sept. 27, and moved on to Aquarius just as results of the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. were becoming undeniably clear. That was not exactly what one would call an uneventful period.

The Moon and Mars have a lot in common. Both represent qualities essential to sustain life, juxtaposed with characteristics that are hazardous to life. There are also important differences. Perhaps foremost among those differences is that the Moon moves around the zodiac much faster. Compare more than two months spent by Mars in Capricorn to the two days (basically, Sunday and Monday) the Moon will spend in Taurus to initiate next week.

Much like a candidate in the closing days of a political campaign, the Moon tends to pack a lot of activity into a short period of time. Combine rapid and eventful travel with a build-up to the emblematic culmination of a Full Moon — in a sign that amplifies all things lunar — and the implication is a lot of momentum. Hence a good reason for you to raise your awareness as much as possible now.

Momentum itself has an upside and a downside. If you are on top of things, you can get a lot of things done quickly. If things are on top of you, it’s possible to be caught up and swept away quickly by corresponding events.

Obviously, it’s better to have the upper hand when it comes to momentum. In order for you to be on the bright side of Monday’s Full Moon, consider a handful of guidelines. First, have a plan. Sunday and Monday will almost certainly not favor the aimless. Next, do something. No matter how mundane, any actions taken during the first two days of next week will likely yield productive results.

It will also help if the actions you plan to take are chosen with emotional gratification in mind. Picture yourself on Tuesday as being satisfied with what you did on Sunday and Monday, and you will have an ideal to aim for. In addition, bring others along for the ride if at all possible. Many hands make less work. Also, as the legendary Chinese sage Lao Tsu is recorded to have observed, a collective effort creates collective bonds.

Finally, unless your planned action is going to be of the direct and political variety (which would be a good choice, by the way), take a break from current events. Get yourself firmly grounded in your own existence through whatever it is you consciously aim to accomplish on Sunday and Monday. There is more to the world than politics. If it is your choice to spend two days in a garden mulching the soil, or even two days in bed making love, you will be doing your part well by the Taurus Full Moon.

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Besides endeavoring to be of service to all of you here at Planet Waves, Len strives to live in Seattle while working as a professional astrologer. To contact him for an astrology reading you can send an e-mail to: lenwallick@gmail.com. His telephone number is 206-356-5467. In addition to his profession, Len contributes to the Seattle community without monetary compensation by serving as a Reiki practitioner and teacher through classes and outreach offered by the Seattle Reiki Mastery Series modality.

4 thoughts on “A Full Moon Sneaking Up

  1. Michael MayesMichael Mayes

    Thanks, I’ll be doing stand-up comedy at an open mic at The Goosetown Tavern in Denver on Monday. It’ll be my first foray into stand-up in a few years. I’m so ready. On the collective note, I got to share my bit with my cohort at school today. It was well received. In it I share, and joke about the fact that I have herpes, something I’ve never shared so openly before. This is an amazing time of healing, and with the full moon on my tenth house, conjunct my natal chiron, what could be better?

    1. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

      Michael: I hope your foray into stand-up was a gratifying experience. Having participated (as a musician) in an few “open mic” situations myself, I have had occasion to witness the endeavors of aspiring comedians and the challenges they face. More power to you.

  2. Pisces SunPisces Sun

    And the moon is a supermoon, the closest the moon has been to the earth in most people’s lifetime (which likely explains why the earth feels off-balance from the added gravitational pull)! :-)
    Admittedly, I was hoping to read here something more about the supermoon but perhaps such a posting will arrive later today?

    1. Len WallickLen Wallick Post author

      Pisces Sun: While all astrologers may not agree, for me the term “supermoon” is more pop-culture hype than astrology. So, what I endeavored to do was integrate the qualities of a Full Moon closely conjunct its perihelion between the lines, so to speak. For example, a Full Moon near its perigee is (1) traveling relatively fast – over 15 degrees per day in this recent case, and; (2) basically opposed to not only the Sun, but also the mean lunar apogee (otherwise known as Black Moon Lilith), implying a conscious confrontation with issues which can be addressed by taking action in a responsible way so as to set an example. With my having written that, I sincerely hope that you will find my offering regarding the this year’s Taurus Full Moon to be more satisfactory.

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