There is a calmness that occurs just before a storm is about to hit. The weather gets a bit warmer, the air gets a bit drier, and the wind quietens down so things can stabilize before the storm arises. This is the calm before the storm and perhaps Mother Nature’s way of protecting herself.
The October Full Moon falls on the 24th in the sign of Taurus. This earthy Full Moon is here to stabalize us, strengthen us, and help us to become aware of our triggers and our weak points, so we can find our calm whenever life brings a storm our way.
To be clear, it is not that this Full Moon is necessarily going to bring a storm our way, but it does carry some volatile energy that could stir up some stormy weather that has been brewing for sometime.
Venus Retrograde is also very active around this Full Moon, and whatever issues she has been stirring around love and relationships may come to a head as well.
Sometimes when a storm enters our lives, we tend to be reactive, we tend to get defensive, or we tend to run and hide without facing up to what is in front of us.
Sometimes these storms catch us by surprise and we have to do what is best in the moment, but other times there are warning signs that tell us the situation we are about to enter is going to be tricky or challenging.
Whenever this happens, we have to pause, we have to find our calm before entering the storm, otherwise we are going to get blown away, and when we are in this powerless state, it is more natural for our ego to take control as a way to protect ourselves.
When the ego steps in, it becomes hard to really see the truth. Instead, the focus is on survival at any costs or any means, even if it means hurting someone or saying something you don’t really believe is true.
We all have triggers, we all have a combination of buttons that when pressed we can’t help but react from a state of lower consciousness. It happens to us all, and it can happen often unless we take note.
In fact, all it takes is a moment of awareness, and you can become the calm, even though the storm may surge around you.
October’s Full Moon will guide you to go within, to retreat, and to think about your calm. How often are you able to find this place in your day to day life? How often are you able to stay centered and in balance? How often are you able to surrender and allow things to take their natural course?