Full Moon in Taurus October 24, 2018: Let Go of Shame and Embrace the Unconditional Self- Love


Do the 5-day Full Moon in Taurus Ritual (found at the bottom of the Full Moon module on your training dashboard) any time between October 21st and finish before October 31st for the best effects. The Full Moon rises in Taurus on October 24th at 6:45 pm CEST.  Moon Rituals are all available as part of your Badass Butterfly Training at the Gentle Cocoon level and higher.  Use coupon code Halloween18 if you want to save some money and commit to some serious Self-Love!   Try it out!

Also note: if you’re a member of the Gentle Cocooning Training or higher, then you’ll have the Sun and Moon Quick Guide on your training dashboard. I suggest you download it, print it out and put it at your altar or workspace to remind you of what’s happening over the next couple of weeks.

Keywords for Full Moon in Taurus:

Intimacy ✧ Connection ✧ Self-Worth ✧ Sacral Chakra ✧ Root Chakra

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Happy Full Moon in Taurus, Dear Friends! The Butterfly Maiden is our Spirit Guide for this powerful Moon phase. The Butterfly Maiden represents transformation and she comes forth to help us break out of the shell of our Shadow.

Our doubt, fear, and low self-esteem become a prison for our Soul, and every time the Moon becomes full, we are given a chance to break ourselves free. For the Full Moon Ritual, I called upon a Goddess to help us expand, grow and develop during this Full Moon phase, and the Butterfly Maiden came forth. Mind you, she also came forth two weeks ago at the New Moon. I don't consciously choose these cards, friends.  I pull them from Doreen Virtue's Goddess Oracle deck every two weeks.  Clearly, the Butterfly Maiden wants us to truly become the Badass Butterflies we are meant to be!

As you know, each month I write two reports that tell you how to best work with the New and Full Moon energies. Right now, in this very moment, the Moon is Full in Taurus. Taurus is the sign that rules what you have materially, what you earn for income, and what you value. It is also the sign of your SELF-WORTH! Do you realize that what you earn and what you have are directly related to your SELF-WORTH AND SELF-ESTEEM???This Full Moon report is packed with information to help you find healing and wholeness where you might be feeling broken, lost or stuck.

And to enhance what I have written in the reports, I also prepare two special healing rituals that are meant to help you overcome the parts of your Shadow self that are stuck. Your Shadow Self is the part of you that is living in fear and doubt and suffers from anxiety and is experiencing lack. Right now, the Full Moon Ritual is having you face your self-worth and how you deal with intimacy, sexuality, and money. This is a HUGE Moon phase we're in right now, my friend.  So read the report carefully and definitely do the ritual.  There is a lot of good to get you healed and ready to rock and roll...

When I first moved into my apartment here in Tuscany,

I found a little black scorpion in my bedroom. It was dead which I found both relieving and terrible as I still had to deal with removing it. I don’t know about you, but I hate dealing with dead things.

Anyway, the important thing is that there was a scorpion in my bedroom! That’s totally auspicious because although scorpions have a terrible sting, Scorpio energy rules the bedroom and coincidentally, it rules dead things. I took this little visitor to be a blessing of abundant romantic interludes and the promise of what is to finally die for good. YES!

On October 23rd, the Sun moves into the sign of Scorpio and on the October 24th, the Moon rises full in Taurus. This means really good things for us all—although it may be a tough road to hoe. Scorpio rules the 8th house, which is the House of Transformation and Taurus rules the 2nd house of Self-Worth. This is a powerful combination because we are being given a golden opportunity to transform our feelings of self-worth. If you follow this guide and work with the Sun and the Moon, you just might find that you have freed yourself from shame and welcomed Unconditional Self-Love into your life.

So many people write me each week asking how to feel worthy, how to recognize their worth, and how to feel appreciated. I have found that many people don’t have a clue about what it means to truly value themselves. Getting a manicure is not valuing yourself. It is a lovely thing to do for yourself, indeed. But religious trips to get a mani-pedi or even a massage are not evidence of how much you love yourself.

Evidence of Self-Love is your willingness to release your guilt and shame. It is your willingness to leave the crappy job and the impoverished relationship that is dragging you down. It’s the confidence and trust that you put in yourself that you can achieve whatever it is you desire—even if it takes hard work and tons of grit. And hey, your self-worth is your ability to surrender to the arms of this loving Universe and KNOW that you are meant to not just survive but thrive... and take ALL of your actions from this place of trust and knowing (not just the safe ones.)

This is huge, friend. And this is what the Sun in Scorpio and Full Moon in Taurus have in store for us. This period is ultimately about how you connect OR NOT—whether you are disconnected from life and living on the outside or if you are a welcome insider... powerfully manifesting like a badass and knowing your worth. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and what you choose this month will affect your happiness at the deepest level. On your list of things to consider should be sex, money, creativity, connection to Spirit, intuition, vulnerability, sensuality, death and rebirth (as I mentioned earlier) but most importantly, think CONNECTION.

How to benefit from the energies...

Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You. Scorpio and the 8th house in astrology rule the death and rebirth process at the deepest energetic level. This can refer to actual physical death, but it speaks more to the death and rebirth of our identity—how we die to old ways and are reborn to new ones. Are you able to let go? Can you surrender? Many of us over the next few weeks are going to awaken to some of the deeply buried aspects of ourselves that are holding us back. You’ve probably already started feeling these things as resistance, fear, self-doubt, anxiety. Really, it can take on the form of any negative feeling or limiting belief or even a negative repetitive dialogue. If you feel any of this coming up right now, it’s because it’s ready to be purged.

The opportunity is to look these things squarely in the eye and hold Unconditional Presence with them so that we can receive what we need and then, my friend, we must let them go. This is a good time to reinvent yourself and walk all that spiritual talk you like to quote. This is for sure what I am personally doing right now!

For this whole month, I want you to practice letting go. Every time you feel a negative emotion or thought rising in your head, simply open your mind and say to yourself, “I don’t need this anymore. I can let go.” It’s difficult in the beginning, but pretty soon, you’ll find that you can more readily release. This is really just about creating new neuropathways in your brain—getting your mind out of its rut. This is a key component of Unconditional Self-Love.

Connection and Intimacy. It could also happen during this phase, because Scorpio is about intimacy and connection, that you become aware of how you protect yourself from being hurt. Here’s a BIG clue: look for your issues around vulnerability. Ask yourself, “Where am I resistant to connection? Where am I afraid of being vulnerable? Where am I afraid to be seen?” Journal about these and use your Oracle and Tarot cards to help guide you. Remember that intimacy is about connection and vulnerability. These require trust. The good news is that the Sun in Scorpio will also lend you a bigger pair of balls to confront whatever issue is on the table. The key here, friend, is to understand that we are all being urged to die to our old fears, our old grievance, and our old emotional protection schemas—and to do all this with some serious fearlessness. Scorpions are small, but they have a terrific sting which makes them rather badass. A scorpion has such a big stinger because it’s a vulnerable little dude who is easily crushed beneath a boot. But we humans don’t need stingers to protect us from the other egos around us. We are sacrificing connection and true intimacy for protective devices that are taking us away from Source. Both the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus are giving us opportunity to rebirth ourselves into a new way of being—one that doesn’t hide behind negative feelings, anger, hostility and even smallness. As you go forward in the month, remember that Scorpio rules the death and rebirth cycle of the self. Let die the protective mechanisms that are holding you back from being seen and let your SELF be reborn bare-ass naked and open-hearted. You are safe, my friend!

I want you to observe yourself closely. Are you thinking thoughts and taking actions that reflect someone who feels connected to life and the world around them? Or are you thinking thoughts and taking the actions of someone who is an outsider, inferior to those around them, and somehow not a part of life?

Also, explore yourself in your relationships. Many of us are guarded—even around our best friends! Keep in mind that competitiveness, secretiveness, and withholding are all tools we use to protect ourselves from feelings of vulnerability and shame.. The thing is, as guarded as you are with your friends and closest clan are as guarded as you are with yourself. You are likely hiding you from you! Most of us are not even intimate with ourselves! We don’t even like ourselves that much!!!!! I’m so sorry, Friend. But it’s sadly true. You gotta be able to let down your guard with yourself, Precious One. Now is the time to free yourself from these old, protective habits. You don’t need to hide any more behind shame.

Your job is to first notice where you are. And then you have to do something about it. Journaling and meditation are always the best places to start. You can also seek professional help from a Personal Empowerment Coach like me. It’s my job to help you work with these disenfranchised parts of yourself—to bring them back to the fold so that you can be open and whole. Book yourself in for a complimentary Emotional Wellness Strategizing Session and let’s talk about what you need and how I can help.

Emotional Healing. Scorpio is a feminine sign that leads with its emotional self. Now, don’t get me wrong, Scorpios are extremely intelligent people who make excellent researchers and scientists (think our beloved Brené Brown—smart and emotionally present. She’s a Scorpio.) But no matter what, Scorpio has itself invested up to its ears emotionally. Scorpios are described most often as ‘intense.’ Their depth of emotion is their power and it can make the folks around them quake with discomfort. Emotions are generated in the guts and are ruled by the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra (the second chakra) is located at the base of the spine and governs the reproductive and sexual organs. Scorpio energy greatly influences the Sacral and Root Chakras. Likewise, the Full Moon naturally heightens our emotional sensitivity. Its primary focus is to stir the cauldron of our emotions so that we can empty ourselves of them each month.

During this Sun and Moon phase, you are going to find that you have tremendous access to your deepest feelings. It might not feel good, my friend, but this is what you need to heal. You must feel your feelings in order to free yourself from your feelings. It’s not enough to think your feelings. This is detachment and is an out-of-body experience. Remember when I said that most people don’t like being so close to themselves? Yep. Thinking your feelings instead of feeling them is another way that your ego puts distance between itself and your Self. You must feel your feelings and be with them unconditionally if you want to be a Badass Butterfly. You must ride the wave of emotion if you want to truly heal yourself at the deepest level. This Full Moon phase falls right at the time when we are doing the 10-day Meditation and Qigong Spirit Challenge in Badass Butterfly Training. In it, I’m challenging you to sit in a simple, peaceful meditation that will help you be present with yourself (and your emotions) for 10 days straight. This, combined with the Full Moon Ritual, is going to help you access your darkest parts so that you can find the healing you need to move on in your life.

Seriously consider doing the 10-day Meditation and Qigong Spirit Challenge and the Full Moon Ritual. The ritual contains some important steps to help you heal your emotions. You can also simply follow the steps of the challenge and journal your progress.

Self-Worth. How you experience your worth is totally up for evaluation with this Full Moon in Taurus because Taurus makes up the 2nd house of Astrology which is the house that influences what you attain and WHAT YOU VALUE. This includes things from the material plane like family and friends, money, jewels, property, cars, your job and other possessions. You know-- things that you would call your own. It also, though, includes what and how you value things of that are not quite so tangible or measurable—like esthetics, relationships, power, nature, and, of course, your SELF.

Most of the time people are valuing their lower self and esteeming the ego instead of esteeming the Higher Self. Lower self-esteem is conditional., as in, you esteem yourself when you’ve done something good, worked hard or attained something based on a measuring stick. Higher Self- esteem comes naturally with your identification with your Higher Self. It is a natural extension of true alignment into your physical experience. It has nothing to do with conditions. It is Unconditional Love, Unconditional Presence and Unconditional Trust. Am I saying that you should totally value yourself even when you’ve done nothing but smoke heroine and abuse everyone around you? YEP. I am. Fuck it. I am not saying it’s easy, but dammit, that’s what Unconditional Love is and by golly, somebody has got to start practicing it! Time to stop the shame game.

Loving yourself unconditionally doesn’t mean that you’re condoning what you do. It also does not necessarily mean that you’re going to do more of what you’re doing. It does mean, however, that while you’re harming yourself, more creative energy can come in and stop you naturally from harming yourself and shift you into more loving actions. For example, I was binge eating and I felt the guilt and shame rise up and instead of letting them make me feel like shit (which NEVER once stopped me from binge eating... but actually exacerbated the habit) I actually gave myself permission to eat; and what I did was actually to enjoy my food so much that my energy raised and I felt happy. I felt so damned happy that I went out on 10 mile hike that evening. Shame would have made me binge eat, then feel bad about it; and then to escape the bad feeling, I would have crawled under the covers and binge watched Orange is the New Black and worked myself into a darker place. Food eaten with NO calories burned. Instead, I got inspired and used up all the energy from that food I ate. Unconditional Love is clearly the winner!

The Full Moon in Taurus is awesome because our self-worth is all about how we FEEL about ourselves and what we do. If you enter a room full of strangers and you subconsciously or consciously feel inferior, doubtful, or like you don’t belong, the world is going to reflect that back to you because you can’t help but project your feelings outward. This Full Moon is going to bring up all those deeply hidden feelings so that you deal with them. You gotta deal with how you feel subconsciously because it’s affecting EVERYTHING. The older we get the more true this becomes.

I want you to pay close attention to how you are feeling and take plenty of time-outs during the day to just pause and be with yourself. You don’t have to do anything about how you feel. Just try to be present with yourself and offer yourself loving compassion as you feel what you feel. Try saying to yourself, “I’m here with you. It’s okay to feel this way.” This is validation and everybody wants validation. Once a person has been validated they can stop repeating their story over and over. Most of the time, your emotionally stuck self just wants validation so that it can move on. This practice of validating yourself is going to help you be authentic with yourself. This is going to help you become trustworthy in your own eyes. This is going to help you feel worthy. REMEMBER: don’t try to force your feelings to change! And don’t shame yourself for feeling how you feel. Shaming yourself and trying to change how you feel is a coping mechanism you learned when you were a child and needed to help you survive.. You don’t need that anymore, Lovely.

By the way, you’ve heard me talking more about Chakras. These are really important and so I am going to be integrating information about them with our reports and the rituals. The Sun in Scorpio is going to help you heal your Sacral Chakra and the Full Moon is going to help you heal your Root and Throat Chakras. Don’t know what those are? Don’t worry about it. You’ll start to catch on! I’ll take you through the powerful process of healing in the Full Moon Ritual. If you are not enrolled in Badass Butterfly Training at at least the Gentle Cocooning level, then you’re going to want to upgrade to get that Full Moon Ritual. At this level of membership, you get at least two guided healing journeys each month as part of the Ritual process. If you haven’t yet done so, then please sign up now. Don’t let the Moon pass without getting some powerful help from her trusty servant: me! I’ve supercharged the rituals to give you Shadow Work (to help you correct your mental state,) Light Work (to help you manifest your dreams) and Healing (to help you balance your energy and mend what is wounded.) The Monthly Moon Rituals are a key part of your expansion and development, so please join me in the Gentle Cocooning Training or higher.

You can also book in a complimentary Emotional Wellness Strategizing Session if you want to learn how I can help you become a truly Badass Butterfly.

Sex and Money. I’m not going to say a whole lot about these here, friends, because to be really honest with you, if you work on the things I mentioned before, your sexuality and financial situation are going to improve instantly. Let’s face it. Healthy sex needs you to be present, to be connected, and to be able to let go. A bulging wallet needs the same things. I’m only mentioning these because it’s an imperative to mention sex with Scorpio and money with Taurus. Scorpio rules the reproductive AND the sexual organs. Scorpios are intense because they are natural extensions of sexuality into form. They have a reputation for taking great pleasure in the bedroom. So the Sun in Scorpio is raising this for us all naturally.

The Full Moon in Taurus is also about your generative capabilities. This is sexual and financial. Taurus is an earth sign and it loves sensuality and sexuality and MONEY. Taurus is fertile and connected to Earth; and all that fertile connection to the earth is reflecting your connection to money. Taurus is naturally drawn to wealth and its trappings. So take the time with this Moon phase to work on your finances.

Alright, my beloved Badass-Butterfly-in-Training. That’s all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading the report. Do the Challenge and the Ritual and remember to join us all in the Badass Butterfly Tribe on Facebook.

Hey, Friend! Just a reminder--when you are ready for some assistance to go deeply into exploring your limiting negative beliefs and finding emotional balance, book in a complimentary Emotional Wellness Strategizing Session with me. During this session we will discuss how I can help you find power, creativity and a healthy relationship with the full spectrum of your emotions and uncover your Authentic Self.  I look forward to meeting you!