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Nov. 19th, the Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse of the Century, a Blood Moon and a Taurus Moon. What Does This Mean For You?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Agnes Scott chapter.

November 19th, 2021 the full moon, also known as the Beaver Moon or the Blood Moon will reach its peak around 4am EST. This full moon is referred to as a blood moon due to it being a partial lunar eclipse, specifically the longest of the century lasting over 3 hours according to NASA. The name Beaver Moon comes from the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans because it marked the end of beaver hunting before winter. Every full moon has a unique name and it often changes based on the different origins. The November full moon is also known as the Freezing Moon, First Snow Moon, Leaf Fall Moon, Frost Moon, Moon When Winter Begins, Moon of the Turkey, Mourning Moon, or the Hunter Moon. Beavers typically symbolize action, motivation, protection, preparation, and transformation. November is also regarded by some groups like Pagans and Wiccans to be the New Year which makes this a great time for self reflection and self improvement.

Astrologically, this moon is a Taurus full moon in the season of Scorpio. Scorpio season often brings about change, with a focus on intimacy, control, and intense emotions. You may feel the urge to withdraw, Scorpios are known for their mysterious nature and this season encourages you to be less active on social media to create mystery. This is a great time to start a new relaxing hobby, Taurus loves downtime and Scorpios can become fixated easily giving you the focus and energy you need for a new project. Taurus and Scorpio are both fixed signs, so they share the qualities of dominance, hardworking, and loyal. Taurus Moon grounds us during Scorpio season, encouraging us to focus on building structure in our lives and focusing on self care during this emotional season. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of sensuality and indulgence which reminds us to appreciate the beauty in everything and the importance of self care. Taurus is also associated with the throat chakra so you’ll likely feel an urge to be more blunt and honest about your thoughts and emotions.

While Taurus encourages us to lean a bit more into personal pleasures, Taurus also values stability and security so budgeting without restraining yourself is key. Make time for yourself, spend money on yourself, but be sure to not go overboard because when it comes to Taurus and Scorpio control is key. Be conscious of how you express your feelings during this time, Scorpio season heightens emotions and the Taurus full moon encourages you to express them without a filter. Disagreements are likely to happen as everyone feels more emotional and stubborn than usual. As the animals are preparing for hibernation, so should you. Complete tasks ahead of time, wrap up the goals you’ve set for yourself for this year, and prepare for a relaxing winter. Contemplate what bad habits you would like to leave behind and establish a realistic plan for how you will take on the challenges of 2022. This season will have a greater impact on those with either a sun or moon Scorpio placement and/or a sun or moon Taurus placement. For those who practice magic, the energy will be very intense November 19th and this is a great time for banishing negative energy, cultivating motivation and self love, and honest self reflection. 

Hayley Caldwell

Agnes Scott '23

Agnes Scott College '23 Business Management major Psychology minor