I'm giving a talk on homesteading with my Virgo man this weekend at an annual event called Food Day. And in looking to tell our story, it's matching up serendipitously with the waxing Moon. The Taurus Full Moon is Monday, the 29th, for musing on finding a garden of one's own -- a place to thrive.
Even though our farmlet is new, this is the culmination of a journey that started in 2008. We made a decision to go off the rails, and live in a red schoolbus, with our menagerie that later included a small flock of hens. We had a lush container garden, then apprenticed at a small organic farm for two years, and now we're on our own acreage further out from town.
The inspiration to take this path was partly economic -- the lower overhead meant more to spend on organic food and wholesome products all around. But what I've come to realize is that it's led to being able to live our values. And, the investments we make, in what's deeply nutritious, brings a return -- in greater well being, in a budget that's not rigged toward more and more debt.
As we find our stability, we're in a natural loop where the old (compost and manure) feeds the new (seeds). There's a sense of place, being able to know each tree, flower and bush, and watch them through the seasons. With a garden of one's own, you get to experience that miracle of seeds -- gazing at a green pepper plant, it's a marvel that all this food came from one seed?!
In the Taurus-Scorpio line, we have the fertile ground and the dormant seeds. With the Full Moon (Taurus) and Sun Scorpio, we let go of what's crowded out the new life in the garden. It's time for undoing entanglements that feel like selling the soul, and drain vitality. In the solar dying time, there's a sense of release, composting and letting the nutrients of the old naturally prepare the soil for what's ahead. We garden year round here. But symbolically, it's a transition to a seemingly dormant time, and all the while, the magic is happening below.
Taurus-Scorpio are a polarity of manifestation. What's happening in the subconscious is manifest outwardly, and that's where the miracles of change happen to transform our lives. We plant seeds of healing old wounds, death and rebirth, self-acceptance and a healthy discipline to make the most of what we've got. Here's your forecast -- some musings -- on Taurus Full Moon in the houses. Hope it's a good one for you!Simon Watson/Getty Images