Mercury retrograde in Scorpio has been a wild ride for many of us, but luckily, the full moon in Taurus comes as a very welcome opportunity to rest. Retrograde might have you making major shifts, and seeing things in exciting—but maybe uncomfortable—new ways. Sitting in a trine to Saturn, this full moon is grounding, stabilizing, and incredibly nourishing. Taurus is the sign of the moon’s exaltation, meaning that any lunar transit here is a lovely invitation for us to care for bodies and our minds more deeply. So take a bath, or a long nap, or a day off work if you can. Astrology like this wants you to take care of yourself.
Mercury is retrograde in your eighth house of death, transformation, and mental anguish, helping you to turn over every rock in your subconscious to uncover the unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior that holds you back from becoming your best. The work you may be doing around this transit will be incredibly helpful in the long run, but may be exhausting while you’re still in the process. Luckily, the full moon in Taurus lands in your second house of money and resources, reminding you of the ground beneath your feet. Remember that you can call on support whenever you need it.
Release: Trying to figure it all out
Landing in your first house of self, this extra-supportive full moon is your invitation to shine. Mercury retrograde has had you reviewing your romantic and business relationships, reevaluating everything you want to give and receive in relationships. But this full moon draws your attention away from others and back to you, and wants to help you replenish your inner resources. To make the most of this energy, just do a lot of whatever makes you feel good. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself! You’ve been working hard this season—it’s time to remember to take care of yourself through the process.
Release: Putting others before yourself, always
As Mercury retrogrades through your sixth house of work, employers, and employees, you may have been spending a lot of time and energy reviewing professional projects. The full moon in Taurus, though, calls your attention away from all of that. Falling in your twelfth house of inner life, suffering, and karmic patterns, the full moon in Taurus wants you to make some time and space just for you. In many ways, full moons in this part of your chart represent the end of important cycles, so take some time to think about all the ways in which you’ve transformed over the past six months. Make sure to celebrate yourself for your growth!
Release: The need to overachieve
Mercury is retrograde in your fifth house of pleasure, sex, and creative energy, which may have you feeling a little disconnected from your sense of play. Luckily, the full moon in Taurus wants to help you with that! Landing in your eleventh house of friends, community, and good spirits, this full moon reminds you of all of the wonderful people, places, and ideas that you are connected with. So say yes to all of the party invites and coffee dates. Any lunar transit in this part of the chart wants to remind us that we are not ever alone. Surround yourself with people who make you feel loved, who remind you of all of the parts of yourself that are so incredibly lovable.
Release: Feeling stifled
As Mercury retrogrades through your fourth house of home, you may be reevaluating family relationships and the beliefs that exist at the foundation of your life. This can be heavy work, but the full moon in Taurus comes as a relief from all of that introspection. Blessing your tenth house of career and public roles with beautiful energy, the full moon in Taurus reminds you to celebrate everything you’ve accomplished. It’s okay to be the center of attention from time to time—and we know you love that, Leo! Let yourself take up space. Claim credit where credit is due. This is a big moment for you, so soak it in!
Release: Not taking credit for your work
For you, Mercury retrograde may be particularly tricky—it takes place in your third house of routine, ritual, and communication. This means you may be especially prone to missed appointments, putting your foot in your mouth, and other classic retrograde mini-disasters. But the full moon in Taurus is here to give you support to navigate this difficult days. Landing in your ninth house of faith, spirituality, and dreams for the future, this full moon helps you connect with what you most deeply belief in. The values that are most precious to you will help you have the strength to navigate even the most frustrating moments. Connect with that, and let it nourish you!
Release: The pressure to get everything right
As Mercury retrogrades through your second house of money and resources, you may be rethinking some of your financial habits. The full moon in Taurus helps you take your mind off of the nitty gritty details of your bank account. Landing in your eighth house of transformation, death, and mental anguish, this full moon highlights a major way that you’ve changed over the past six months, and helps you to feel a little lighter about your healing process. Committing to transforming unhelpful habits is hard work, so congratulate yourself for every step you’ve taken towards your own healing, no matter how small it feels.
Release: Feeling like you're not already enough
Mercury is retrograde in your first house of self, and has you thinking deeply about the kind of person you’re trying to become. As you explore your sense of identity, though, remember that you’re never alone in this work. The full moon in Taurus lands in your seventh house of committed partnerships, both business and romantic, and helps to remind you of all the support that you have through your relationships. You don’t have to do anything all alone—this full moon invites you to lean on someone to do some deep processing with. Give yourself permission to be cared for!
Release: The need to do it all alone
As Mercury retrogrades through your twelfth house of inner life, suffering, and karmic patterns, you are getting ready to release a lot of baggage you may have been carrying around for some time now. This can be a heavy process, but the full moon in Taurus helps you to find grounding in the midst of so much inner work. Landing in your sixth house of work and routine, this full moon invites you to make a ritual of self-care. Do something every day, no matter how small, that helps you to feel recharged, or something that reminds you of your inherent worth. Infusing your day with little moments of sweetness will help you thrive through this retrograde!
Release: Feeling like you don't deserve care
Mercury is retrograde in your eleventh house of friends and community, which might have you shifting around some of the relationships in your life. As you reshape your social life to be more in alignment with your needs, you may be feeling a little disconnected. The full moon in Taurus lands in your fifth house of creativity, pleasure, and erotic energy, gifting you with the inspiration you need to express your inner artist. The outside world may feel a little overwhelming now, but this astrological transit is an invitation for you to drop in and connect with yourself. Give yourself permission to play with your creativity, and this full moon will be wonderfully restorative for you!
Release: Social stress
As Mercury retrogrades through your tenth house of public roles and career, you’re thinking a lot about where you want to get professionally and how you’ll get there. Astrological transits like this can have you putting a lot of pressure on yourself, but the full moon in Taurus reminds you to take a break. Blessing your fourth house of home and family, this full moon wants you to spend some quality time resting at home. This lunar transit might inspire you to beautify your space, take a nap, or cook a nourishing meal for yourself. Do something that helps you to feel supported, and reminds you that at the end of the day, you always have a space to rest.
Release: Putting pressure on yourself to achieve
Mercury is retrograde in your ninth house of spirituality, dreams, and long-term plans. Astrological transits lie this have you doing deep work to understand your core values and rethink the direction that they’re leading you in. As you reflect, though, remember to set aside some time to take care of yourself. The full moon in Taurus lands in your third house of ritual and routine, reminding you to make a daily practice of self-care. Even if you feel like you don’t know where you’re going, trust that the answers will come when they’re ready. Do something to ground yourself, remind yourself that you’re okay right where you are.
Release: The need to have the future all figured out
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