Taurus Full Moon: Subtle Guidance

by | Nov 12, 2019 | Illuminated Lunations, Neptune the Mystic, Scorpio, Taurus | 12 comments

Intuition is so subtle. Spirit guidance arises in subtle, small, quiet moments.

Yet we pay attention to drama, the loud kids in the room. We give our full attention to THE noise.

You know the NOISE, right? It is here, there and everywhere all the time. 24/7.

Obviously, we do often need certain loud information from our environment. But it’s also why we easily miss what our intuitive senses are guiding us toward…and away from.

Your Soul’s guidance is not dramatic. It will not be dramatic, even when life is.

It is sitting there, doing its nails, waiting for your presence. It has all day, year, lifetime, really, to deliver the message that you might actually enjoy doing that thing you really want to do, but are resistant to doing for some reason.

Always, simply, just that one awareness.

It rarely hits you like a ton of bricks.  It’s more like a feather landing.

A felt experience of yes. Or NOOOOoooo.

But will you get underneath the noise and listen? Will you follow through?

It’s easy to think Spirit only delivers guidance with fireworks. I feel this from clients when I suggest a simple solution, or a practical way to address their issue. It isn’t grand enough. Or I tell them something they already know, so they think it must not be valuable. I can feel their Ego want to write it off, if not actually write it off altogether… because the Ego is used to drama and complexity. Because we are not used to valuing the quiet whispers of the Soul over the dramatic gestures of Ego.

The spiritual life isn’t dramatic at all. It is the opposite. The biggest shifts we can make are the simple, easy ones. And so, if we want to get better at understanding when we are being intuitively guided, we need to get quiet enough to hear a pin drop.

When it comes to intuition, tuning into those subtle signals is where it all begins. That’s how guidance really starts to show up and guide us in concrete ways.

Taurus Full Moon Energy Practice: The Subtle Body

When BIG is the currency of the world, when the world is pushing our buttons to elicit strong emotions like adrenaline and desire, “freaking out” or “spiraling” is the way Ego learns to get our attention. BIG, LOUD, COMPLEX… is an emotional habit. Yet it’s just a habit. One we can change.

Scorpio Sun season is known for delivering drama, complexity, depth to our experience. Taurus Full Moon reminds us to be far more practical, simple about everything. Slow down. Listen to the body. Maybe let go of all that complexity, just for today. Embrace ease & simplicity.

Neptune in Pisces is sextile this Moon, perfect for strengthening your subtle intuition.

First, start with noticing the subtleties occurring in your physical body.

For instance, the tension in your back. Your energy moving a little faster than normal. Discomfort. Or anxiety, which can feel quite big – but is actually a message (see below).

Second, ask: What would it feel like to slow down my energy body? Or: Is it safe to relax? Simply wait a minute (usually less). Allow your energy body to answer.

This is experienced as a subtle sense of warmth and relief around the belly or heart.

Important: Go for subtle calm, not big calm. Train yourself to notice the very subtle shifts of energy.

Third, ask: What does my Soul want me to know right now?  

Key to this is trusting that you’ve really got this. Trust that your Soul wants to reveal the answer to you. Trust that you already know the answer. The answer is likely very simple, like “I want to take a bath.” Or “I don’t want to be doing this anymore.” In fact, I find most of the anxiety/fear I experience nowadays is because I’m doing something that I don’t want to be doing – or I’m not doing something I want to do – which creates dis-resonance in my subtle energy body.

Your guidance may be literally jumping up out of your chair right now, and actually doing that thing your Soul really wants to be doing. It’s not always a thought form.

Your guidance may arrive a few hours later, in a dream or a conversation. Because – you asked.

Sad, true story: People periodically tell me that they feel they’ve lost touch with their own guidance. I don’t believe it. They are simply distracted from their deeper connection. And they don’t value it!

It does take commitment to turn inward, to ask: How am I feeling when I watch this movie? When I’m with this person? When I think this thought? When I consider this creative idea?

It takes commitment to get quiet, listen inward and reflect, instead of distract and escape.

(It certainly doesn’t require a class or PhD in intuitive studies, as those same folks will tell me.)

Guidance is learning to follow through on those thoughts, images and impulses you are receiving all the time – and truly valuing them as the worthy and awesome spiritual guidance it is!


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  1. Carla

    This was very helpful. My fiery nature drives the train most of the time. But my Pieces Sun knows when it’s time to stop and go inward. Your writing makes me want to practice this more.

  2. Mhairead

    Hello, timing is everything. I just re-listened to my session with you back in Feb /March 19 and realised how it is still very potent in terms of the overall message ( ringing very true with this post as well I get shouted at through my tarot deck in very amusing ways ) and the deeper insights and how much has happened since then. I get nudges that I am really bending in to listen to closely. But I m thinking another session with you would be good I just have to look at my budget. Either way, I just want you to know that it was a really very useful and a powerful session that is still echoing and I am still at work on some of the patterns and others are very mystically and cosmically unravelling and revealing good things. Arohanui.

  3. Anonymous

    This is such good advice and so true! As I scrolled down on the iPad I started rubbing my aching back literally seconds before tension in your back appeared on my screen. Surely Spirit telling me to take note, we ARE being guided. Thank you Jessica x

  4. Elizabeth

    Thank you for being so generous. And for being a wise one who, rather than take the guru/intermediary model, is helping others build their capacity to heal and connect to spirit.

  5. Margo Spencer

    Thankyou so much for your Moonkissed Emails.
    Taurus Moon here in our part of the Woods here in Australia was spectacular.
    And yes, it has been a very intense time here & lots of physical noise from the massive fires here at present.
    There would be lots lots of Inner Soul Listenings, as many have had to evacuate their homes, & reassess their lives.
    Scorpio sure is an intense time.
    Happy & Calm Soul Time to you Jessica & Everyone.

  6. Jessica

    Your comment made my day, Elizabeth. This is exactly my intention 🙂 Thank you.

  7. Jessica

    Good to hear from you, Mhairead! I love reading this, and it arrived in perfect timing with its own message for me, so thank you. Sometimes it is all in the timing, or the timelessness, for the recipient… Spirit communications are amazing in that way 😉 xx

  8. Jessica

    Margo, As one of my teachers used to say “it may be hell out there but it doesn’t have to be in here.” Calm soul wishes to you, too xx Jessica

  9. Anthony

    Dear Jessica, thank you once again for giving us soothing piece of writing.. It really feels like a warm, comforting hug during these very turbulent times. This Scorpio season has been, unexpectedly, intensely difficult for me, and I have difficulty processing my emotions and controlling my Ego from taking over my mind and affecting my well-being. It’s a daily struggle, on that I hope will end soon. Thank you once again, for everything you have given us. I always look forward to your articles – always want the next thing, and the next – but really, the message is simple, and even going back to previous articles of yours provides some much needed insight and direction. I am sending you my gratitude and my best wishes for your well-being.

  10. Marina

    Jessica, I can’t thank you enough for your offerings! Your energy practices have saved me so many times, allowing me to cope with confusion, agony and despair. Would you consider compiling all these energy practices for a year’s lunations into a book? I would offer it to all of my friends, and I know it would be ideal for people who are not very familiar with energy work, because your writing is so clear and soulful and is always carrying the Goddess’ voice. Thank you.

  11. Jessica

    Marina, From the angel’s lips to Goddesses ears…I myself just had this exact same thought, yesterday. 24 Energy practices for Every Lunation of the Year? You are right; I already have most of the material on the blog. Paradoxically (if that’s the right word?), I am currently in the throes of getting ready to self-publish a new book on the 4th house. It will be called Follow the Moonlit Path: Come Home to Yourself in the Fourth House. And…I have been known to publish 2 books in one year, I’ve done it before… so we shall see? Maybe this will light the path for the next. Thank you so much for the encouragement! xx Jessica

  12. Jessica

    Dear Anthony, I really love this: “thank you once again for giving us soothing piece of writing. It really feels like a warm, comforting hug during these very turbulent times.” Would you mind if I played with this wonderful quote – potentially using it on a book cover? I wish you all the best, and deeply thank you for your readership and support. xx Jessica

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