The '11 Taurus' Full Moon is at 3:13:52 pm est today, Nov 2, 2009 which gives the collective a Sun Scorpio-Moon Taurus flavor.
This particular Sun/Moon blend is shared natally by some notable folk you may have heard of once or twice: Warren G. Harding, Prince Charles, Michael Dukakis, Clifford Irving, Erwin Rommel, Nanette Fabray, Roy Scheider, and Michael Crichton.
What might we encounter today and in the waning stages of this Full Moon based on its alchemical blend of energies of Sun (conscious mind) and Moon (unconscious)?
Water-Earth blends create mud! Yet this is one of the most practical and nourishing combos around. Sympathy and compassion and a determination to do what needs to be done are prominent. Material and emotional security are wanted so change and challenge are viewed now as threatening. If we can keep ourselves from getting mud-stuck or swamped by duties or inertia, we'll use its practical energies well for domestic concerns and in the marketplace in resourceful ways.
It's a great influence for checking out possible business partners, too.
More specifically, the Sun Sco/Moon Tau blend is one of quiet strength, concern for others, self-control, and sensuality; dark mysteries of autumn alternate with love of the sights, smells, and tastes of the natural world.
This blend likes to encourage the regeneration of society and individuals and is a gentle blend that thrives on harmony. Art, science, and business are favorite pursuits; working hard tends to be balanced with playing hard - a feast or famine combination.
Yet there can be a remote quality at times with difficulty putting inner insights into words. This is an intense and passionate blend emotionally and it expects the same measure of devotion to be returned in kind.
Inflexibility, stubornness, and possessiveness are its unconscious/shadow side with a proneness toward clinging to the known. Blindness to the motives of others may cause trouble, so we perhaps should all beware of looking Trojan Horses in the mouth!
'Images for Integration: A successful businesswoman probes the mysteries of life...A celebrated surgeon amasses a fortune...Pluto takes Persephone into the Underworld.'
(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.) Note: I changed 'businessman' to the feminine, just because.
Noel Tyl gives the Sun Sco-Moon Tau blend as: "the ambition to reorganize or reform things desperately needs a sympathetic audience to develop its potential" and says that it "depicts life in 'the grand manner.'" So my question is: could self-dramatizing Washington politicians be any happier? (Synthesis and Counseling in Astrology, Tyl.)
Both Pluto and Persephone relate to transition and permanent changes of status. For the collective my wish at this Full Moon in Taurus is that current societal changes will all be for the betterment of everyone concerned!