The Full Moon on November 4 2017 falls at 11º Taurus decan 2. The Full Moon is closest to fixed star Menkar found in Cetus the whale. There is also a blubbery sextile to Neptune which makes this Full Moon all the more oceanic. Good examples of the exalted Moon in this decan are Carl Jung and Edgar Cayce who had this natally. We can see the clear connection to the collective unconscious since Cetus the whale is symbolic of the communal psyche of world. What you get then is an over-absorption of everything that is out there in the cosmos, seen and unseen and from dimensions that may have a positive or negative agenda.

Full Moon November 2017 Astrology

Those touched by this Full moon then can be easily manipulated by these pan-dimensional forces so they can have difficulty discerning their own emotions from those around them. This sensitivity of course can work in a positive manner too, where artists can pick up the mood of the audience and modulate their performance to fit. This is a sensuous and emphatic Full Moon, so it is a great time to book a massage. This Full Moon has healing hands and green fingers due to the Mercurial influence of the decan generally. (This is the Virgo section of Taurus.) Those positively influenced by this Taurus Full Moon will make fantastic hosts and throw lavish parties, but they may pay for it the next day as this Full Moon loves to indulge. Mostly the Moon tends to be happy in this decan and is generally able to overcome the negative aspects of its fixed stars. Just be aware that Menkar can be problematic as described by Vivian Robson (1). Bernadette Brady see’s Menkar more positively however (2)

Menkar 14º: “Mental anxiety, hatred of the vulgar, ill-will of women, danger from thieves, sickness to native and family, loss of marriage partner or near relative, quarrels, legal losses, legacies and inheritances attended by much evil.” [1] “Emotionally committed to, or responsive to, the needs of the collective. One’s actions have far reaching effects. Emotions run high in general public” [2]

Full Moon November Aspects

Full Moon sextile Neptune wants to make things as perfect as possible, so perfect that it looks quite surreal against the backdrop of the real world. In relationships we will need to guard against putting partners on a pedestal. The chosen god or goddess only has to slip a tiny bit and the disappointment is palpable. This insidious Neptunian dissolving can seriously erode a partnership in the long term. On the positive side Neptune’s self sacrificial tendency brings a flowering of affection and care. But there is a deceptive side of Neptune as well, so can came across as the holy rescuer only to shatter the disciple’s dreams when Moon/Neptune person shows they are merely human.

Full Moon November 2017

Full Moon square Ceres is the aspect equivalent to the Salvation Army, seeking to rescue those in the most need. Those touched by this full Moon then must be careful however, that their saving doesn’t turn into a savior complex. When this aspect warps, it warps big. The subject can be the smothered or do the smothering, sometimes they will be one then the other depending on the relationship. Moon square Ceres can very easily destroy life instead of saving it. It can love so hard and hug so tightly that it squeezes the life out of the beloved. At the most negative, Moon square Ceres can be one of the narcissistic mother who engulfs her child to the extent that the child doesn’t even realise she is being abused.

Full Moon November 2017 Summary

Full Moon November 2017You can see that the full Moon opposition is the centre pillar of a quadrant which comprises a T-square with Ceres. This pillar also sandwiches two learning triangles together. The adjustment quincunx is made between Ceres and Neptune. Both these planets share the tendency to play the martyr or the victim. This Full Moon looks to bring the balance between the savior and victim dichotomy. The problem with the smother-mother of Ceres is that she can retard the development of her child by being over protective. Neptune is also great at making the Moon feel really guilty that they are not doing enough to rescue those who are suffering.

Nature can be cruel, but it is always fair. This Full Moon can be very indulgent, but when we have overdone it, the hangover the next day shows us how far we have intoxicated ourselves. It helps us keep the balance in the future, if we know we will pay for it the next day. The first world has made incredible advances in medicine, for example with birth control. But messing with hormones disrupts nature. We know already that BPI in plastics mimic oestrogen and this hormone also pollutes the waste system (from women pee-ing out the the pill). This has been found to cause the phenomenon of transgender fish! 

I’ll leave you with a whale story quite appropriate for the full moon in Cetus. “The loneliest whale in the world” cannot attract a mate due to his high-pitched mating call. He has been calling out for 20 years. Sadly female whales cannot recognise him as male. The ‘lonely whale’ story shows we must respect the delicate balance between nature and technology. Interfering and over-refining the chemistry of humans (Neptune) has repercussions in the environment (Ceres.) If we don’t make the adjustments ourselves, nature will do it for us and we will simply become extinct.

1 Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923.
2 Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 179
3 Illustration in a 14th century manuscript by Rachid al-Din Tabib

Extended summary looks at hormones in the water supply, technology V nature, unplugging from click-bait news.

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