This month's Full Moon is a powerful and fortunate one with the Moon at 13 Scorpio oppose the Sun at 13 Taurus. The source of the power and fortune comes from the exact square of Jupiter at 13 Leo to the Sun and Moon. This Fixed T-Square holds the key to this Full Moon and we will explore this in a few steps:
- First, the Axis of Self Worth in a birth chart,
- Second, the theme associated with the opposition of the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun, and
- Third, the T-Square created by Jupiter in Leo.
Then, we have two videos:
- Full Moon Meditation - a calming and inspiring 10 minute meditation based on the themes of this Full Moon.
- Minor Asteroid Story - we are experimenting with video and have prepared a brief recording on the Minor Asteroid of Iphigenia that is conjunct the Taurus Sun in this Full Moon.
Step One - Fixed Signs and the Axis of Self-Worth
The four fixed signs of the zodiac are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. As we progress from Taurus to Leo to Scorpio and finally Aquarius, each sign makes a 90 degree or square aspect to the next forming a cross or axis. The axis created by the four fixed signs is called the Axis of Self-Worth, which has two key characteristics:
- First, this Axis of Self-Worth is connected to how we feel about ourselves and how we feel about ourselves is directly related to our level of self-confidence. The more confident we are the more effective our actions are as confident action is effective action. Alternatively, if we have a weak view of our self-worth and lack confidence, we trust ourselves less, and our actions tend to be less effective.
- Second, the signs that comprise the Axis of Self-Worth are considered to be "fixed" and change does not come easily to fixed signs. In fact, one of the words associated with all four of these signs is stubborn.
The goal of the Axis of Self-Worth is for us to build true confidence in ourselves as individuals and to honor what is at the core of our individuality so that we can take effective action. When we lack this acknowledgement of our self-worth, the fixed signs become even more stubborn than they naturally are. You could say that when Fixed Signs are stuck in a rut, they have a tendency to stay there.
However, the fixed signs also share a potential that can help us to break free, to be liberated and to embrace transformation. In this Full Moon, the key to embracing this potential is to understand what each of the characters (Sun, Moon and Jupiter) truly wants.
Step Two - Taurus Sun oppose the Scorpio Moon
Taurus Sun- In the external world, the Taurus Sun seeks stability and comfort through the ability to be self-sufficient. In the internal world, the Taurus Sun relates to what we truly value. While we each have an individual set of values, we are conditioned by society and family that we should all value the same things in the same way and this creates a challenge when our individual values differ from those society or our family have.
The rut that Taurus can get stuck in is accepting the values of society and denying what is of real value to the individual.
When we have confidence in our own self-worth, we are more likely to embrace our individual personal values and, when we honor our personal values, Taurus the Bull becomes a very happy camper!
Scorpio Moon - The Scorpio Moon is always seeking emotional security, which is why Scorpio demands the need to build trust. The Scorpio Moon always asks "Why?" because it fears being betrayed and emotionally wounded if it does not understand the motives of others as Scorpio knows that motives are often hidden from our eyes.
The rut that Scorpio can get stuck in results from this inability to trust others and the corresponding inability to share what is of deep personal importance with others as sharing can only occur with those we trust.
When Scorpio becomes confident with its own feelings, the path to trusting others opens up.
Step Three - Fixed T-Square with Jupiter in Leo
Together, the Taurus Sun and Scorpio Moon embody the question asked by the Axis of Self-Worth, do I trust myself? Do I trust my values enough to share my feelings and deepen my relationships with others?
The addition of Jupiter in Leo creates an exact T-Square, which contains tension that is seeking to be resolved. When Jupiter is the handle of the T-Square, the tension comes with a significant opportunity.
Jupiter in Leo is all about self-confidence. Individually, both the sign of Leo and the planet Jupiter are among the most confident, optimistic and potent energies in the zodiac. Jupiter embodies an optimism and vision for the future, while the sign of Leo is filled with the confidence to make it happen.
So, the addition of Jupiter in Leo to this T-Square adds the very quality that the Taurus Sun and Scorpio Moon need, which is the confidence in oneself and in your personal values.
This T-Square contains the energy that can become your breakthrough moment!
Putting it all Together - Trust Yourself
This Full Moon is all about the Axis of Self-Worth and building of a new level of trust in yourself!
You are not fated to be limited by the messages you have received since you were young. Similarly, you are not all fated to share the same interests, values and beliefs you were told to believe. The key is to ask the questions and seek the answers that help you to feel confident in yourself and learn to trust what you find meaningful, what you find to be the truth.
There is no "one size fits all" version of what we are meant to value and to strive for. If you hear, "everyone wants this", but you do not, try setting that message aside. Instead, ask yourself, "What do I want?" When you clarify what is of true importance to you, your new self-confidence will result in more effective actions and ultimately, to greater happiness, joy and fulfillment. The Fixed T-Square has a message for you:
"Trust yourself. You are worth it!"