Venus and Pluto rule the opposing signs of this Full Moon—Taurus as form and Scorpio as emotion—which prompted the following question from my guest blogger Bekah Finch: Can the Goddess of Love harmonize with the Lord of the Underworld?
Venus does not bow to another’s will easily. While her light side is all that is loving, thriving, sensual and beautiful, her dark side can be stubborn, greedy, manipulative and pouting. Pluto is nobody you want to mess with either, as his specialty is breaking down form, cutting through the BS, transforming, destroying and taking power. As these planets rule fixed signs, this will surely be a hard battle, as fixed signs do not bend.
So Venus and Pluto walk into a bar. The room lights up and all heads turn as Venus makes her way to the dance floor. Pluto scowls as he pulls a stool up to the darkest part of the bar and orders a shot of whiskey… this night can go two ways. Option one is Venus continues to flirt, dance and receive all attention while Pluto quietly rages into his drink, until at some point, his last button will be pushed and violence will commence. There will be anger, a stinging battle and the bar possibly burned down. This is inevitably what happens when form and feelings do not mesh. (Maybe not always this extreme, but you get the metaphor, yes?)
OR Venus may choose to sip some wine or sparkling water while they share their favorite stories, and Pluto can occasionally enjoy the center of the dance floor with her by his side. They can alternate dancing and drinking, hanging out together and being alone or with others. This can be a night of transformation, exploration and much fun. Venus can shine, but not take all the light, allowing Pluto to be his smart, deep, alluring self. Pluto can relax, knowing he can be himself and enjoy Venus’s beauty, without wanting to dampen it. It’s about being honest and creating a supportive, sustainable relationship where feelings are focused and form takes healthy roots.
The choice, as always, is yours.
Scorpio is fixed water and Taurus is fixed earth. Both water and earth at this time are standing still, trying very hard to hold on to what is most important to them. When earth is fixed, there is no yielding, when water is fixed, there is no flow. The challenge of this Full Moon is to either align your feelings with your actions or let go with love, not with anger. However you choose to honor this Full Moon, let it reflect the light of both Venus and Pluto… something grounding, beautiful but also powerful and true to your very core.
Water and earth are the elements to propitiate here, and if you do find there is some conflict between them, bring in fire or air to shake them up a bit. I plan to keep up with my daily hikes (earth) and will spend Monday night at my favorite Korean spa (water).
Bekah Finch is a Yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and moon devotee. For more information on her work and writing please visit www.sacredwayyoga.com