Moving Toward the Beaver Moon

Caldwell Higgins

Last month’s Hunter’s Moon moved us towards equanimity as a means of achieving our aims. In order to accomplish our goals, we learned to take a strategic view, leave behind damaging patterns, and cultivate an attitude of patience.

This month’s Beaver’s Moon in Taurus peaks on November 12, 8:34 AM EST. It is a time when Beavers begin to take shelter for the winter, having stored up ample supplies. It was also a time for trapping beavers for their fur. The beaver signifies industriousness, patience, diligence, teamwork, family, and home. These are also themes that resonate with the earthy qualities of Taurus.

What defines this month’s transition from the Hunter’s Moon to the Beaver Moon?

Beaver Moon Divination

The Fool takes lasts month’s direction to it’s next logical conclusion. Last month we were guided towards patience and equanimity in service of further alignment with our purpose and the flow of our unique life’s path. The Fool signifies the unlimited potential of being in that flow and asks us to commit to that faith. The Fool encourages us to let go of self-doubt and to take advantage of new beginnings in a spirit of play, experimentation, and creativity.

What are we leaving behind?

The Chariot reversed behaves almost like Mercury Retrograde in that it is a stalled or backward movement. It suggests a time of re-evaluation and possibly external challenges. However, it also suggests a time of inner work or preparatory work. This work means self-discipline and the alignment of our values with our body, mind, and spirit through activities like meditation and visualization. It requires focusing on what is within our control and relinquishing control or asking for help when needed. With this work behind us, we can embrace the energy of new beginnings signified by the Fool.

Queen of the Night by Marjorie Miller

What are we moving towards?

The Judgement card is calling you to rise up and embrace a higher level of consciousness for the service of your Highest Good. Let go of your old self and step into this newest version of who you really are. Another word for Judgement is discernment. In Christianity, it may have several meanings. Discernment can describe the process of determining God’s desire in a situation or for one’s life or identifying the true nature of a thing. It can also describe the interior search for an answer to the question of one’s vocation.

The Judgement card often indicates that you need to make a life-changing decision. Combining values, using both the head and heart and taking sufficient time when making decision are the main steps for a successful discernment process. Tune in to your Higher Self, trust your judgement and know you are on the right path. If you still need clarity on the situation, look to your past and life lessons to guide you.

The Judgement card suggests we are close to reaching a milestone in a journey. A unified vision and narrative of purpose are beginning to crystallize. There has been deep healing and an ability to treat the past with equanimity and grace. This letting go is a characteristic of the discernment moving forward. Our vision and self worth will no longer be clouded by the grief and trauma of the past.

Discernment is the evolution of this year’s process that moved from Solidarity to Boundaries to Kindred Spirits and finally here. What we once considered pain we now know to honor as a boundary and what we once interpreted as rejection we now view as our own discernment. We no longer focus on what another’s disposition towards us may be, but instead on the feelings in our own body and on our own clear boundaries. All of these themes moved us towards a profound integrity and self-worthiness that moves us to the quick release of those things and those people that would compromise us.

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