The moon is a powerful symbol that has been used since ancient times for guidance and illumination. Tonight, the moon will be in the sign of Taurus, which is a perfect opportunity to do some self-care! Taurus energy can help you slow down, find peace, stay grounded, and listen to your inner voice. Spend some time tonight reflecting on how you are feeling or what you want to manifest in your life. With this full moon in Taurus, the universe is giving us the chance to acknowledge our desires and take care of ourselves with deep breaths and relaxation exercises.
Taurus Full Moon Ritual
Take some time to journal about what you are feeling, why you are feeling it, and what it is that you want to manifest in your life. Draw a blank page in your journal and write your answers to these questions: Who am I as a person? What am I passionate about? What am I most grateful for? What would I like to manifest into my life this year? After you write down your answers, reflect on how your answers align with your current reality. How do you feel now? Do you have more questions? Do you feel more grounded? Take some time to reflect and ask yourself a few more questions.
Connect to your Inner Voice
Your inner voice is something that you will naturally gravitate toward as you explore your identity. You know what you believe in and what makes you happy, so use this to make sure your core beliefs are aligned with what you are manifesting. You can go to any yoga class to find a guided meditation for this, or you can practice a series of meditation on your own. For some gentle movements that are easy on your joints and stamina, you can do a long spine stretch while in downward dog, with your eyes closed and your feet elevated on a pillow. Doing this stretches out the muscles and encourages you to breathe. Another thing you can do to calm down and allow yourself to reconnect to your inner voice is to practice patience.
Take a Walk
Take a walk through nature, with no phone or electronics. Listen to the sounds of nature and pay attention to the details. You may come upon something that strikes your fancy, so be sure to explore your thoughts before you leave.
Devote Time to your Career
You might be wondering what your career path is going to look like in the next couple of years. Whatever path you are on, devote some time to self-care now and take care of your needs and desires. Being focused on your career and professional development may feel scary but taking care of yourself first will be key to having a fulfilling career. Meditation can help you with any of the above self-care approaches. Pick up some self-care mantras like, “I forgive and forget,” or “I am whole.”
Find Peace and Stillness
Lay down in a quiet, dark place, close your eyes, and envision yourself immersed in a beautiful blue ocean. Picture the world as if it were a gorgeous sea-green sheet hanging just over your head, surrounding you in a magical world. As you hold in a deep breath, you start to let the waves of the ocean take you to a place of quiet stillness. When you’re ready, open your eyes. Notice how your breathing changes as your body relaxes and becomes still. Allow your body to regain its energy and surround yourself with peaceful vibrations. Enjoy these inner sensations because you’ll likely feel these for days. With the sun in Gemini and the moon in Taurus, the energy of the new year is bound to bring change and rejuvenation.
Take Care of yourself with Relaxation Exercises
Relaxation exercises can help you feel grounded, relaxed, and in your body. Intense, passionate Taurus energy can make you feel restless, perhaps even out of sorts. Relaxation exercises help you surrender, ask for guidance, and allow yourself to experience the space around you. Below are two exercise videos that you can do with your loved ones. It’s important to ask for someone’s physical presence and embrace their warmth and energy. When your energy is expansive and wild, it’s easy to forget the importance of nurturing yourself. Whether you work from home, at a job that requires a lot of work, or you’re parenting, this is a great exercise to do with your loved ones. The video below is by Five Minute Mind and encourages you to ask yourself what you want to take care of.
The full moon phase is like a wake-up call for the cosmos. Take this as an opportunity to reflect on the past few weeks and look forward to what’s coming up. It’s time to work on the things that matter to us, as well as the world around us. A full moon is not only a good time to embrace the feelings of the moon, but also to give each other a gift — love. Give love to those around you, especially when the moon is in your sign. If you need support this holiday season or you are experiencing mental health or addiction issues, please call the LIGHTbulb Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-833-2LIGHT-273 (1-833-495-273) or visit their website.