The Full Moon is Tuesday, November 12, 7:34 a.m. at 19° Taurus. Taurus is the sign of security and stability. This Full Moon combines perfectly with the Saturn sextile Neptune that occurred on November 9th. Saturn represents our everyday life. Neptune symbolizes our spiritual life. The sextile signifies a harmonious connection then between our inner and outer lives. What can you do with this energy at the Full Moon? Meditation is easier because stillness of the physical body takes less effort. Establishing a good habit is easier because there are fewer blocks and obstacles to achievement.
It reminds me, too, of the path of karma yoga. Karma yoga means unselfish service as a path to enlightenment. With this practice, you are dedicating the tasks of your everyday life in service to the Divine instead of expecting earthly rewards or a specific outcome. In some ways it is a form of active prayer. Another similar idea is to take the peace and lovingkindness that you find in your meditation practice and take it with you throughout your day whether it's your work or relationships. Experiment with this path at this Full Moon with the Saturn sextile Neptune to get a feeling if this is a road that can take you further on your spiritual journey.
In the future:
Mercury, which is retrograde now, goes direct on November 20. Things that have gone backward will start to move forward again. Keep in mind that it usually takes a feel days to really experience things progressing. At the November 20 station point, things may feel frozen but in reality things are poised to take off.
Northern Illinois NCGR presents:
Fixed Stars Beyond the Zodiac - Ptolemy's Great 48, Plus with Demetria Nanos
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 pm.)
Des Plaines Elks Lodge, 495 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
$8.00 for Members, $12.00 for Guests
My article "Tarka: The Spiritual Practice of Reflection" is now online at Yoga Chicago Magazine. It includes some questions for reflection that correspond to the astrological aspects for November and December.
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.