New Moon in Scorpio on November 6, 2010 at 128:52am EST
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Full Moon in Taurus Sunday November 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm EST
Mourning Moon, Dark Moon
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November’s Full Moon
by Elizabeth Barrette, Llewellyn Worldwide
In Cherokee tradition, November is the Trading Moon. With the harvest in and necessary foods stocked up, this time before the full force of winter arrives is ideal for visiting and exchanging goods. To the Choctaw, this is the Sassfras Moon. When the mitten-shaped leaves turn orange and drop off, thats a good time to harvest the roots for flavoring beverages. The Dakota Sioux call this the Moon When Horns Are Broken Off. This may refer to the broken antlers that occur when bucks fight over mates.
During November, the earth goes dormant. Many plants die back. People and animals begin relying more on stored foods and fat reserves. Several species of large animals have their mating season in late autumn or early winter. Offer suet and other high-nutrient foods to wildlife. Magically, work spells relating to animals active at this time, such as deer totems. A piece of deerskin leather or some antler buttons can enhance the connection; but an image of a deer may suffice if you are not comfortable with using an actual deer belonging. Rituals may celebrate animals spirits or the introspective energy of the dormant season.
Full Moon in Taurus
by Joni Ross Astrology, jonirossastrology.wordpress.com
With the Sun in Scorpio, the cosmic message is to face our fears, own our power and let go of what is dying (Pluto). The Moon in Venus-ruled Taurus, illuminates personal resources, possessions, sensuality, survival skills, self-esteem as well as anything that adds to the beauty, comfort, or satisfaction in our lives. Although many things are changing in the world, the Moon message in Taurus, is to enjoy life and the simple pleasure of living.