On October 31, 2020 (7:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time), the full moon will be at 8°38’ of Taurus.
“Lightning strikes… maybe once, maybe twice…” When the second full moon of the month just happens to fall on Halloween, it’s time to get witchy! We’re invited to channel our inner Stevie Nicks, and go twirling under the moonlight.
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Halloween, or Samhain, is when the veil between the material and spiritual worlds is said to be at its thinnest. So we can expect this “blue moon” to reveal some deep emotional insights. These may be a continuation or culmination of whatever arose for us at the Aries full moon (October 1). We’ve had a month to mull over and flesh out these initial perceptions. Now, we can anchor them into our embodied experience.
Embodiment, after all, is what fixed-earth Taurus is all about. While spiritual energies are running high this time of year, it’s through our bodies and physical senses that we experience them fully.
What Does the October Blue Moon in Taurus Mean?
This full moon’s most essential revelation is the reality of constant change. Taurus often resists change, preferring to stick with what’s comfortable and familiar. At the same time, though, it’s deeply connected to the natural cycles—changing seasons, waxing and waning moons—that make change a basic fact of life.
In fact, as the sun in the opposite sign of Scorpio reminds us, change is the only constant in life. This makes it crucial not to get too attached to things remaining as they are. We should savor each joyful moment, knowing that it will not last forever. Similarly, we can rest assured that painful moments will also pass. And remember, there’s plenty of magic to be found this Scorpio season—it’s all about learning how to harness it.
Still, with this full moon exactly conjunct retrograde Uranus, change may be happening at an accelerated or unpredictable pace. And that can be tough for stability-seeking Taurus. Unexpected revelations and developments can seem to come out of nowhere. If we’re honest, though, these seeds were probably planted long ago. Perhaps we’ve just been avoiding the reality that something needed to change. Uranus wakes us up and shakes us out of our complacency.
Both Taurus and Scorpio prefer to be in control—whether it’s over resources, relationships, or other circumstances. But the more we try to control things right now, the more uncontrollable this full moon’s energy will prove itself to be. We’re better off focusing on what we can control: our own responses to what’s happening, both around us and within us.
Still, this full moon can throw us off-balance emotionally. And an opposition between lunation ruler Venus in Libra and retrograde Chiron in Aries makes it challenging to regain our equilibrium. Peace and healing can happen, but justice has to happen first.
With retrograde Mercury in Libra and Saturn in Capricorn also squaring off at this full moon, we may experience some communication breakdowns. Mercury Retrograde Is Here—Fill Out Your Ballot Early with Zodiac the Vote!
Libra’s charm and grace can undermine the seriousness of what we’re trying to say. So we’ll need to be more matter-of-fact to get our point across.
Read on for your sun and rising signs to learn more about the energies of this full moon.
Horoscopes for the
October Blue Moon in Taurus
Who’s that person in the mirror, Taurus? This full moon reflects a new face that’s radically different from how you’ve grown used to seeing yourself. And the “big reveal” can catch those closest to you off-guard as well. Still, on some level, they’ve probably sensed that this change was coming.
Are you a human being having a spiritual experience, or a spiritual being having a human experience? Either way, Gemini, this full moon may alter your perceptions of reality. The veil is pulled back to reveal some surprising mystical insights, which can then be applied in the material world.
Relax, Cancer—nothing is under control! This full moon reminds you how unforeseen circumstances can throw even the best-laid plans off-track. But this isn’t necessarily the disaster that it seems. These disruptions may be the universe’s way of telling you that there’s something better in store.
“What you see is what you get.” Leo, you’re proud to show off your authentic self. Still, at this full moon, you could end up revealing more than you intend to. Be selective about what you put out there—as well as when, where, how, and to whom.
Keeping the faith—for you, Virgo, it’s a matter of principle. But this full moon can shake your belief system to its very foundations. Education, travel, or other firsthand experience is rocking your worldview. Make sure you’re putting trust in people, institutions, and ideas that truly deserve it.
Make no bones about it, Libra: This full moon is not for the faint of heart! The spooky subjects coming up for you can range anywhere from the earthly (money, sex, and power) to the otherworldly (psychic energies, death, and the afterlife). Fortunately, you’re here for all of it.
People change, Scorpio. And when they do, for better or worse, relationships change with them. At this full moon, you’re likely experiencing this firsthand. Significant others can be full of surprises right now. But if you’re completely caught off-guard, it might be because you weren’t paying attention.
Old habits die hard, Sag. Even when we realize they’re not working for us, we usually put off changing them until it’s absolutely necessary. But this full moon can bring you to an unexpected turning point. Underlying issues are revealed in your work and/or health, empowering you to make positive changes.
Character counts, Capricorn. But sometimes, it’s freeing and fun to do something that seems out of character for you. And what better time than this unpredictable, “anything goes” full moon? While spontaneity isn’t typically your thing, your best bet right now is to improvise and play it by ear.
The personal is political—Aquarius, you understand this better than anyone. But with so much going on in the world, it’s easy to lose touch with what’s happening at home. This full moon stirs up turbulent emotions that bring you back to the heart of the matter.
It’s never too late to change your mind, Pisces—especially not at this full moon! The universe is dropping some unexpected “truth bombs,” making you reconsider what you thought you knew. Just take new information with a grain of salt. If something feels a bit “off,” it probably is.
Easy come, easy go! Like everything else, Aries, finances have a natural ebb and flow. Still, at this full moon, it’s not quite so predictable. From unexpected windfalls to emergency expenses, this month’s bank balance is full of surprises. Control what you can, and try not to stress the rest.