Happy Full Moon in Taurus for October! Luna is Full at 8:05 am eastern time on October 27 and this is considered to be a Super Moon. What a powerful week this is with Samhain and the Day of the Dead also occurring this weekend. The veils are thin between the worlds and this is a wonderful time to really tap into your “clairs” – clairsentience (feeling), clairaudience (hearing), clairvoyance (seeing), clairalience (smelling), claircognizance (knowing), clairgustance (tasting). Your Ancestors and Beloved Dead may have messages for you, so pay close attention, especially as we approach the weekend.
The Full Moon in Taurus is a grounding and steadying Moon this month. As Chani Nicholas says:
Taurus teaches us to be our own anchor. Taurus is no nonsense strength. Taurus is our reserve of rocksteady. Taurus is a plethora of self-possession.
The moon loves being in Taurus. Taurus soothes. Taurus steadies. Taurus builds. Taurus slows down. Taurus enjoys. Taurus eats. Taurus naps. Taurus enjoys sensual sensations. Taurus stays calm and carries on.
Remember that Taurus is ruled by Venus so there is call for sensual yet practical grounding and centering which is especially helpful since the Sun has moved into Scorpio bringing mystery, depths, complexity, and transformation. The Full Moon in Taurus gives us a moment to reflect on what seeds of intention we planted at the last New Moon on October 12 and how they are blooming.
We have some unusual and power-packed Goddesses that have gathered for this October Full Moon Reading.
Ukemochi is a Japanese Shinto Goddess and Her name means “Goddess Who Possesses Food” and this is meant quite literally. When Amaterasu (Shinto Sun Goddess) asked Her to prepare a feast for the Moon God, Tsukuyomi, Ukemochi expelled food from Her mouth in several directions. To the sea, She spit out fish; to the forest, all manner of game came forth from Her; and in the direction of the rice paddy, She produced rice. When She served Tsukuyomi, he was so offended that She had vomited the food that he killed Her. Even in death, Ukemochi continued to produce rice, beans, and millet, and even silkworms from Her eyebrows and ox and horse from Her head.
Ukemochi is the Nourishing Mother x 100. She gives and gives and gives. Her message is “remember to nourish your Self”. We cannot help others if we are out of energy. The eclipse season, Mercury Retrograde, and other astrological dances of the summer and September affected many of us to the point where we are only now feeling as if we are emerging from a fog. The Full Moon in Taurus brings us back to center and to a place where we can listen to the messages of our bodies and take the downtime, take the time to nourish. When we are nourished, so we may nourish others. As I was setting up my little Goddess Card Reading altar, a mookaite skull was calling to be placed with Ukemochi. Mookaite is a powerful stone to work with to instill feelings of self-confidence and self-worth. It brings strength and vitality and supports nourishment and renewal.
Thetis, Greek Goddess of the Sea and one of the 50 Nereids (daughters of Nereus – the Old Man of the Sea), is bringing Her healing waters to us under the light of the Full Moon. She is the Mother of the Greek warrior, Achilles, and on a very interesting note, was raised by the Goddess Hera. Thetis has pre-Olympian ties that are far older than common mythology indicates. Greek scholar and writer, Walter Burkert, even posits that Thetis is a more modern form of the Creatrix Goddess Tethys.
I sat with Thetis this morning and meditated on Her while holding a blue fluorite sphere. I felt as if I was floating on the sea. Every part of my body was buoyed and I relaxed. Thetis whispered, “I am supporting you.” When I sank into Thetis’ embrace, I realized how tense I was. How I had been storing so much of the tension from the past few weeks in various parts of my body. This is Her call for all of us. Take the time to truly relax. Allow yourself to sink into Thetis – a salt bath, time in a pool, or in the ocean would all be marvelous to really tap into Her healing invitation during this lunation.
Spend time meditating using the sounds of the ocean if that resonates for you. Drink more water. Hydrate and relax. Crystals that attune to Thetis are: blue fluorite, aquamarine, blue aragonite, and kyanite. Allow their healing energies to renew and restore you as well.
Bhumi is the incarnation of the Great Mother as earth, literally that which holds everything. She is frequently depicted on the backs of four elephants, signifying Her stability. Bhumi may also be identified with Sita – the Goddess who was born of the Earth.
Bhumi’s appearance for this lunation brings the message of “Give it to Me for safekeeping”. She is groundedness, centering, and stability. She is offering the space for your creations of the present to manifest and become rooted into the world – the Earth. Bhumi Devi likes pomegranates so perhaps a little altar honoring Her ability to manifest would be helpful in bringing your projects to fruition. I was particularly drawn to using Ammonite when meditating with Bhumi. Ammonite is potent Gaia Medicine, giving us stamina and vitality and bring in the wisdom of Earth, of Bhumi.
The support of Goddess for this lunation is spectacular when you look at all of them together. Nourishment, support, and strength are all offered by Goddess AND supported by the energy of the Super Moon in Taurus.
Be open to the messages from Goddess and Ancestors in the next week and allow blessings to flow into and through you. Happy Full Moon and Blessed Samhain!
Offerings for Full Moon and Samhain
Free Goddess Full Moon Group – Join us for a teleconference and meditation to the Goddess Hekate on 10/27
Resources for Samhain and Day of the Dead
Selena Fox on Samhain Goddesses and Celebrations – Goddess Alive Radio
Fand – Goddess of the Sea – a Shapeshifter for Samhain by Judith Shaw
Dancing with the Ancestors at Samhain by Victoria Slind-Flor
As America Celebrates Halloween, I Celebrate Samhain by Selena Fox
Entering Winter, the Season of Darkness by Barbara Ardinger
Mid Fall: Sitting in the Shadows by Donna Henes
Feeding the Dead by Deanne Quarrie
My Goddess Oracle Box has Goddess Cards from multiple decks and contains over 400 Goddesses. One day as I was playing with the Goddess cards, I had the urge to mix them all together and so the Goddess Oracle Box was born! The cards from this reading came from the following decks:
Ukemochi – The Goddess Tarot Deck by Kris Waldherr
Thetis – Goddess Knowledge Cards by Susan Seddon Boulet
Bhumi – Gods and Goddesses Card Deck: Mantras, Blessings, and Meditations (Mandala Wisdom Decks) by Editors of Mandala Publishing