Full Moon November 4th 2017 in Taurus

November’s Full Moon is on Saturday, November 4th at 1:23 AM EST; this Full Moon ends the cycle that started on April 26th 2017 with the New Moon in Taurus. The Moon moves into Taurus at 5:46 AM on Friday November 3rd, and exits Taurus at 4:49 AM on Sunday November 5th. This information is also available in list form in my November 2017 Cosmic Concerns post.

I recommend doing your Full Moon ritual on November 3rd after 5:46 AM, or any time on November 4th to work with Taurus energy. To charge items, they should sit out on either the night of the 3rd (recommended) or the 4th if you wake up super early.

My guide, Witch’s Guide to Full Moon Magick, can be found on the site here; this post is a companion to that guide. If you’re new to Moon magick that’s a great place to begin.

About November’s Full Moon

There are many names for November’s Full Moon, but the two most common are the Beaver Moon and the Mourning Moon. The Native Americans call it the Beaver Moon either because it was the last chance to put out beaver traps before everything froze or because this was the time beavers were actively preparing for winter; they also called it the Frost or Frosty Moon. The November Full Moon is called the Mourning Moon in the Pagan tradition, which represents the death of the old god (as in elderly, not as in past) and the mourning is of him by the goddess. This can also represent Demeter mourning Persephone as she spends her time in the underworld, since this is the Full Moon after Samhain and the Day of the Dead, or the beginning of winter’s shorter days meaning the loss of precious sunlight. Regardless of what you call it, the meaning of the November Moon is that winter is imminent and we must finish preparing for it.

Full Moon in Taurus

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac; a Fixed, Earth sign, ruled by Venus. It is a very physical sign, interested in tactile things, as well as being grounded, loyal, and practical. A Taurus is a homebody, the quintessential nurturing ‘Earth mother’ type. They want the good things in life, and are willing to work for them with their trademark tenacity. While they can be stubborn and unbending, they can also be loyal and very kind.

Taurus makes this Full Moon an excellent time to work on finances and preparing the home for the holidays. Since November’s Full Moon is all about preparing for winter, the Taurus Full Moon gives us an opportunity to batten down the hatches and get ready for the cold (and expensive, stressful, family-filled) months ahead. This would be an excellent time to evaluate your finances and plan out holiday expenses ahead of time.

Suggested Activities

Crystals

For an Taurus Full Moon I recommend working with Agate, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Jasper, Malachite, Moss Agate, or Turquoise. They can be used in crystal grids, charm bags, or charged to be used as pocket rocks. You can also use them for spell work or add their information to your Grimoire.

Grimoire

There are a number of Gods and Goddesses associated with Taurus; for this Full Moon you can choose one that you find interesting and add them to your magickal journal. Suggested God/desses include: Aphrodite, Bast, Dionysus, Flora, Frigg, Gaia, Jupiter/Zeus, Marduk, Osiris, and Poseidon. You can also add information about November’s Full Moon or Taurus to your journal.

Scents

Patchouli, Rose, Vanilla, and Violet correspond to Taurus and work well for the November Full Moon. They can be burned as candles, essential oil in a diffuser, or incense.

Tarot

Taurus is associated with The Empress, Hierophant, and Pentacle cards in the tarot deck. You can add one of these cards to your magickal journal or you could do a pentacle-only financial tarot reading with it as a guide. Take out the pentacle cards from the deck and set the rest aside. Shuffle the pentacles and as for financial advice for November; you can pull one card or one for each week in November. Record the cards in your magickal journal to reflect on at the December Full Moon.

Teas

Hibiscus and Raspberry are both associated with Taurus, but I recommend hibiscus over raspberry for the seasonal association. If you’re relaxing with your Book of Shadows or writing a gratitude list, having a cup of dark hibiscus tea while you do so will add an extra seasonal boost.

Conclusion

I cannot help but look forward to the Taurus energy this Moon brings. Even though the year is slowing down, this is my favorite time. Enjoy the Taurean energy boost and prepare your home for winter, in whatever way you celebrate it. Blessed be, friends!

Sources

“Cosmic Sway (Mabon)” by April Elliott Kent in Llewellyn’s 2017 Sabbats Almanac
“Full Moon for November 2017” on The Farmer’s Almanac
“Full Moon Names” on The Farmer’s Almanac
“Taurus” in Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences
“Taurus Astrology” on Astrograph

Image Credit

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4 thoughts on “Full Moon November 4th 2017 in Taurus

  1. Hi there! I just love everything you write about full and new moons. Your blog is amazing. As I live in the southern hemisphere I get sometimes confused wich aspects i´d be preparing for. As in this post, I´m preparing for summer. Does it change anything? Any advice?

    • Thank you so much for your comment. You’re so kind! I’ve actually been thinking of adding a Southern Hemisphere section, but I wasn’t sure if anyone would even want it. I’m so happy to hear that it would help. In the Southern Hemisphere it is just past Beltane, which celebrates the new beginning of life for the year, so this Full Moon would be equivalent to the Flower Moon (May in the Northern Hemisphere) with a theme of fertility, abundance, and projects coming into bloom. With Taurus this could be a perfect time for a spring cleaning or beautifying your home, starting new projects, as well as prosperity magick. All of the other correspondences listed here will work for the month of November though. Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope this was helpful!

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