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A Spiritual Limpia For This Full Moon in Taurus

This Full Moon in Taurus Limpia Ritual Recipe Will Awaken the Goddess Within

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The full moon in Taurus with a partial (nearly total) lunar eclipse ain't nothing to shy away from. The energy this moon will bring can help awaken the goddess within. It's a time to adorn yourself with beautiful, sensual, soft, and sweet-smelling things. After all, Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and pleasure.

When Does the Full Moon in Taurus Happen?

The full moon in Taurus peaks on Friday, Nov. 19, at 3:59 a.m. ET, with the lunar eclipse taking place a few minutes later. A lunar eclipse happens when Earth stands in the middle of a line with the moon and the sun, causing the planet's shadow to be cast onto the moon. For this eclipse, 98 percent of the moon will be covered by Earth's shadow. While the eclipse takes place on the 19th, the full moon in Taurus will already be visible in the sky the night before, which is good for preparing moon water for your limpia the following evening. To prepare moon water, simply fill a jar with water and leave it outside or on a windowsill overnight to be charged with the moon's energy. You can pour this water into your bath, drink it, use it to cleanse your crystals and your home, or offer it to your ancestors by placing it on your altar.

It's a joyful time in our planetary system as the moon is exalted in Taurus, meaning it's happy in this earth sign that helps to stabilize it. The harmony of Taurus and the moon creates the perfect setting for a transformative full-moon limpia. While the rooted, stable, and reliable energy of Taurus helps bring the best out of its union with the moon, the second sign of the zodiac energy can also be frustratingly stubborn and immovable, which could be ignited by the eclipse. However, a spiritual limpia can help to balance out all the aspects of this full moon in Taurus to your benefit.

In The Secret Language of Astrology, author Roy Gillett writes, "Taurus takes joy in the ownership of beautiful things," and explains that the sign represented by the bull "epitomizes the rich beauty, fullness, and strength of the material world." So, indulge for this full moon in Taurus, but be careful not to err on the side of too materialistic.

Full Moon in Taurus Limpia Recipe

For this full moon in Taurus limpia, let's take it beyond the bathtub or shower. Use this spiritual ritual to be fully present in self-love from the time you begin setting up your limpia to the time you go to sleep, bringing that good energy into the days, weeks, and months ahead. Adorn your space with flowers, candles, and crystals, and eat a delicious meal with rich tastes and aromas, since Taurus also rules the consumption and creation of food. With this limpia, we are basically storing delicious energy to use over the next six months, especially for the winter. We tap into the animal spirit of the beaver, which this moon is named after because it's the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter after storing food for the winter.

With this limpia, we clear negative energy, call in love and sensuality, and jump-start eclipse season with a spiritual armor that will allow your beautiful light to shine freely and build trust and feelings of security within.

What You'll Need:

Crystals: Remember that Taurus is ruled by Venus. So, the rose quartz is an excellent crystal to work with during the full moon in Taurus. This earth sign amplifies the energies of the crystal of unconditional love, kindness, and beauty. Other crystals to consider, especially if your full moon in Taurus limpia will be centered around attracting love and loving relationships, are rhodonite and kunzite. These crystals can be placed throughout your home or around the bathtub to activate your spiritual soak.

Flowers: What goddess doesn't like flowers? For the full moon in Taurus, opt for magenta-pink roses to match Taurus's sense of elegance and beauty. You can place the flowers in the bathroom, where Taurus energy gathers in the home, or in another room where you'll see their beauty often. Just by looking at the flowers your spirit can be uplifted. Ditch the vase if you want to simply adorn your luxurious bath with the petals. If flowers aren't your thing, greenery also works well with Taurus energy. Add a beautiful bonsai, bamboo, or succulent to your bathroom to bring the Taurus energy to life.

Essential Oils: Whether you're using them in a diffuser or as aromatherapy in your bath, essential oils are wonderful to work with to awaken the senses and tune into the moon's energy. For the full moon in Taurus, patchouli oil would work well. You can add several drops to your bath or put a little on your neck since Taurus rules this area of the body as well as the vocal cords, throat, thyroid gland, tonsils, Adam's apple, and larynx.

Herbs: Herbs can be added to your spiritual limpia or you can make a nice warm cup of tea to follow your ritual bath. Herbs for Taurus include mint, thyme, elderberry, primrose, honeysuckle, and jasmine, to name a few. For example, a good tea to soothe the throat, an area of the body ruled by Taurus, is elderberry. Use two tablespoons of the dried elderberry herb and gently simmer it in water for five to 10 minutes. Strain, add honey and lemon, and mindfully enjoy every sip, taking time to notice how good it feels when the warm tea flows down your throat, or simply the comforting fragrance of the elderberry.

Candles: Finally, if candles are your thing, use red or pink ones to call in love. Red is good for grounding and stimulating the root chakra, which is associated with feelings of security and protection. Indulge in your spiritual limpia by candlelight only. You can even do a candle meditation following your bath. Simply light the candle, sit a safe distance away from it, and stare into the flame while breathing deeply and slowly. Observe what may come up, journal about it, be kind to yourself, and heal. The moon's energy is available to us all.

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