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Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Happy Full Moon in Taurus! This Full Moon becomes exact at 8:34 AM EST on November 12 (13:34 GMT).

This Full Moon occurs during the annual 11:11 portal, which is known to be a time of timeline convergence. During this portal, which lasts for approximately 72 hours before and after November 11, we have the opportunity to heal karma rapidly and step into our Highest Possible Timeline. There is an opposition between the Taurus Moon and the Sun and Mercury (Retrograde) in Scorpio, which is giving us the opportunity to make room for greater abundance, joy and fulfillment in our lives by letting go of the ghosts of the past.

If there was ever a time to let go of the past, it's now. Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio plus the Sun in Scorpio and the 11:11 portal is screaming: LET GO OF WHAT IS NO LONGER NEEDED! Doing some sort of letting go or purging ritual on this Full Moon would be a really good idea. One easy exercise is to write down everything you are ready to let go of on small strips of paper and watch them burn one by one in a fire.

During this portal, the opportunity is ripe for transforming deeply-held beliefs. Scorpio's energy will bring some darkness up to the surface in order for you to see it, while Taurus's energy will afford you the opportunity to use your willpower to upgrade those limiting beliefs.

Beliefs are a tricky thing to work with, as most of our deeply-held beliefs are buried so deeply that they are tricky to identify. For example, if I were to ask you this question—do you truly love yourself—how would you respond? You might reflexively answer with a yes, but does it truly feel like a yes on a deep level? If not, then you know there is work yet to do.

There is a particular common belief that gets passed down through the generations that is so pervasive, it is almost like a virus. That is the belief that 'I can only love myself when I ____ (e.g. when I get a boyfriend, when I pay off my credit cards, when I become a healer, when I lose weight, etc.)'

Check in with yourself right now and see if you have this belief held within? Are there conditions that are set in your mind for when you are allowed to love yourself?

Oftentimes what happens is that the thing you have to do before you can love yourself becomes a moving goal post and you never reach that magical point. This one, simple core belief of 'I can only love myself when I ____' will draw to you all sorts of difficult relationships and situations in order to bring awareness to this false belief held within. Literally all of the trauma in your life up until this point may have only been leading you up to the realization that you are not loving yourself unconditionally. Once you flip the switch and decide that there are no longer any conditions for your self-love, there may no longer be any reason for your subconscious mind to draw trauma to you.

The journey of self-love is arguably the most important lesson that we work on while in a physical vessel, because it literally leads us back to God. The truth is that God/Source/Universe/Creator/All That Is (whatever you want to call it) loves all its creations unconditionally, and that includes each and every one of us. It seems like we are the only beings on the planet that go against God and decide that for whatever arbitrary reason we are less lovable.

Does a tree, a bee, or a squirrel sit around and wonder why it sucks? Probably not. When you connect with the same flow of Zen or Beingness that a tree, bee, or squirrel feels all the time, you will find that there is no such thing as a lack of Love. When you find that flow, that center, you are connected with God, and you can feel the Love of God.

This is why it's usually much easier to be nice to yourself and love yourself when you've just left a yoga or meditation class or received some energy healing. When you feel the Love of Source—no matter how briefly--you become momentarily aligned with it and the ego-illusion of conditional self-love (and conditional love) melts away.

The tough part is maintaining it, but like anything in life, practice creates momentum. This is why it's crucial to create healthy and supportive daily rituals for yourself. The Taurus energies will really support the implementation of new rituals.

The most important time of the day to have your rituals is in the morning. When you have morning rituals which are helping to guide you into becoming the Future Self you want to become, your days are most certainly going to be more productive, fulfilling and joyful. One of my favorite morning rituals is to visualize the future that I want to manifest. Daily I am seeding this intention into 'The Field' and increasing the chances that I will actually manifest that future.

Grounding techniques are also key to incorporate as daily rituals. Getting out into nature, taking care of the yard, and cooking are a few good ways to ground now that it's autumn in much of the Northern Hemisphere. I've compiled a list of 28 practical ways to get grounded here:

There is another aspect of grounding that I will discuss below.


This type of grounding is especially relevant for those of us who are on this Ascension path and constantly oscillating between 3D and 5D. To truly ground into the 5D plane, we need to move from illusion into reality.

To live in reality is not just about becoming aware of the truth of the Matrix and the extraterrestrial influences on this planet. This is certainly an important part of it. It's important to acknowledge the truth of the game that we are playing in this holographic reality. The Ascension is 100% real, and us Lightworkers and Starseeds are 100% real.

To live in reality also means moving from illusory ego consciousness into the reality of Soul consciousness. Think of a time when you felt spontaneously connected with God, Universe, Source, or The All, and felt totally at peace. That feeling is what reality feels like! That is the reality of the 5D grid! In those moments of clarity, the negative voices in your head have gone AWOL and you are no longer fighting with what is. In those moments of peace, nothing is wrong, and life is alright!

As I hinted, in this Ascension process, it is absolutely natural (and in one sense, necessary) that we oscillate between the 3D and 5D. It is quite normal to be constantly diving in and out of different realities as we navigate this Spiritual Awakening. However, when we consciously intend to ground into the 5D grid, it becomes possible to spend more time living in earnest in the reality of 5D.

What is required is to use your willpower as the conscious driver of the vehicle that is your consciousness to move yourself out of worry, regret, projection, jealousy, and judgment and into the peace and isness of 5D reality.

You have the power to shift your focus at any moment. One of the most important lessons on the Spiritual Journey is learning to move your focus from what is (which is usually not actually reality; rather it's the aggregation of your past perceptions somewhat focused on what's going on around you) to what you want to be. When you see the world as you want it to become, while still acknowledging it as it is without judgment, you are then becoming a conscious co-creator (this is why doing the morning ritual of visualizing your life as-how-you-want-it-to-become is so crucial).

You can only truly consciously co-create from the lens of reality. When you are in reality, feeling the prevalent emotions of 5D—gratitude, appreciation, relaxation, safety, joy, and contentment—you can then become a conscious contributor to the creation of your Highest Possible Timeline and the creation of the Highest Possible Timeline for all of HU-manity. The mechanism for doing this is by intending and visualizing what you want to see manifest. We literally speak and visualize the future into existence when we become 5D manifestors.

Since this Full Moon falls during the powerful 11:11 portal, whatever you consciously intend to manifest during this time will be greatly amplified. When timeline convergence occurs, such as during this portal, instant (or at least very quick) manifestation becomes possible in some cases. So it's important to keep your thoughts on what you want to happen.

You do have the power to effect significant changes on your own. Every intention you make, action you take, word you speak, or thought you listen to either contributes to the successful completion of the Ascension or to the perpetuation of the lower-dimensional timelines of the past that have kept HU-manity in a false matrix of energetic slavery. When you truly grasp the immense responsibility that comes with being a Starseed and Lightworker during this sacred Ascension time, your Solar Plexus is really able to heal. If this is how the Universe really works (it is), then you cannot possibly be a victim! You know that there is no more time to waste, and you really commit yourself fully to the Ascension and to your Service Work.

This is the 5D reality. The game is as real as it is a hologram. Just like everything on the journey, reality itself is a paradox, and by acknowledging both sides of the paradox we are truly able to ground into the 5D grid and experience the reality of a relaxed nervous system.

When your nervous system is relaxed and you find yourself walking into a public place where most people's nervous systems are not relaxed (a busy supermarket, for example), you will see how you, as the one with the relaxed nervous system, is actually living in reality while those running around with shallow breathing and obsessive thoughts running through their heads are living in illusion. This is what it's like to be awake in the Matrix.

When you're awake in the Matrix, nothing you desire is out of reach anymore, including money. MANIFEST THOSE $$$S

Taurus is associated with the earthly and the material, including money, clothing, beauty, music and sports. Money can be a taboo topic in the spiritual community, but it doesn't need to be. Some people still are hanging on to the idea that in order to be enlightened one must let go of all material possessions—or at the very least be poor. This is an outdated idea left over from the Age of Pisces, where the extremely dualistic economic system thrived.

In the Age of Aquarius, it is all about equality, including economic equality. It is inevitable, due to the astrological and astronomical influences on this planet, that the current economic system will undergo a great shift and the canyon of wealth between the rich minority and the poor majority will be transmuted into a system that supports everyone having more than enough.

Money is not the root of all evil. Money is simply numbers on a computer screen, pieces of paper and pieces of metal. The evil part of the current economic system is the power structure behind it. The money itself is simply a tool to enforce and perpetuate that power structure, but is not the root of the problem. Money is neutral. It is a tool for consciousnesses to interact with one another and has neither a positive nor negative charge. Money is unlimited, which is clearly proven by the fact that the Federal Reserve in the United States prints exorbitant amount of paper bills at will, which are backed by nothing.

What is your relationship with money? Do you have enough to support yourself and your family in spite of the fact that everything keeps getting more expensive as time goes on? Do you have enough to afford organic foods, nutritional supplements, and bodywork? Do you have enough to travel once in awhile?

There is a whole spectrum on which people can fall into different categories based on the nature of their dysfunctional relationships with money. Some people are stuck in poverty consciousness and believe that money is evil and because of the system they will never have enough to thrive. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people who are in reality very wealthy and yet they are everlastingly on an obsessive, harried chase to acquire more money based on a subconscious (or even conscious) fear that they still don't have enough yet to feel safe.

In between these two extremes we find a middle road of a healthy relationship with money. On this middle road, money is neither a source of stress nor greed.

Your Service Work is very much tied into your financial health. As you step more fully and committedly into your Service Work—whether that is tied in with your career or not—you will energetically align yourself with the vibration of Abundance.

The essence of Service Work is giving back. You are giving back to yourself, to your family, to others, and to the world. Giving back puts you into the vibration of Abundance, because when you are giving back, you are affirming that you have enough to allow yourself to give back (whether it be your time, money, effort, or all three). So as you activate your Service Work, you will naturally activate your Maximum Abundance (and you get to choose what your Maximum Abundance looks like).

It's a good time right now to harness the energies of this 11:11 gateway and this Full Moon and come up with a clear picture of what you'd like your Maximum Abundance to look like. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

- How much money would I ultimately like to earn per year?

- What kind of home would I ultimately like to live in?

- What kind of environment would I ultimately like to live in?

- What kind of family would I ultimately like to have?

- What kind of circle of friends would I ultimately like to have?

- What kind of schedule would I ultimately like to have?

- Which other possessions or luxuries would I ultimately like to have?

- What kind of health and vitality would I ultimately like to have?

There are no right or wrong answers here. One person may desire to earn $5 million per year, own several mansions around the world, have a large group of wealthy and active friends, and work 6 days a week for 12 hours a day with a few months off per year. Another may prefer to earn $15,000 a year, live in a tiny home off-grid, grow his own food, have abundant free time, and have few friends and few possessions.

The truth is that neither lifestyle is more or less spiritual than the other. There are no absolutes in this game. You can Ascend as a solitary monk with few possessions or as a wealthy businessman. It is a matter of personal choice and which type of lifestyle would be more aligned with your Life Plan. The Soul situates your life circumstances based on what it knows would be the ideal set of conditions that will be most likely to give you the greatest opportunity to negotiate the Lessons you need to move through in this lifetime, in order to balance your toroidal field and move into the next stage of your evolution.

So, if growing up in poverty is going to give you the best opportunity to move through your specific Lessons, that's exactly what will happen; if growing up wealthy will give you the best opportunity to move through your specific Lessons, then that will be what happens. Neither situation is more or less spiritual than the other, and regardless of how you were raised, once you access the teachings of the Law of Attraction you are able to shift into wealth, if you so desire.

You do have Free Will. Once you're here and in a body, you get to choose the life you want to live. Perhaps you intuitively feel that a life of excessive riches would be a distraction from the Lessons you came here to work on; or likewise, perhaps you feel deep down that building a life of financial wealth will help you to accomplish what you came here to accomplish. Every person is different, and there are absolutely no rights or wrongs here. Anyone who tells you that a rich life is less spiritual than a poor life or vice versa is missing the point of life.

Perhaps reading these words feels freeing to you. Perhaps you have been desiring to be financially comfortable for your entire life, but there has been that ever-present feeling of guilt somewhere inside of you. Perhaps that feeling of guilt has been protecting you, because in a particular past life you did inherit material riches, and you used your material wealth to hurt or take advantage of others. If you feel like this applies to you, then know that you are allowed to do things differently in this lifetime, and by doing so, you will balance the karma of the past. Guilt—even subconscious guilt—blocks your Maximum Abundance.

You have the Free Will to choose what your Maximum Abundance looks and feels like. Below I have listed some beliefs that will support you having a healthy relationship with money. Feel free to use some or all of these as daily affirmations:

- Money is not evil; it's just a mechanism we use to interact with each other.

- Money is unlimited. I deserve to have enough money in order to thrive.

- I do not apologize or feel guilty for having enough to thrive, because money is unlimited.

- I can choose to give as much or as little away to others who are in need of more money.

- I get to decide how much money is enough for me.

- Money will never make me feel truly safe. I get to decide whether I am truly safe or not.

- I hereby activate my 100% Maximum Abundance for this lifetime. I deserve this!

- I AM financially free!


With Mercury Retrograde joining the Sun in Scorpio, relationships are at the forefront of pretty much everyone's mind. Either a current relationship is having difficulties and is being renegotiated, or a past relationship is coming out of the woodwork to be healed further. If you haven't yet read my most recent New Moon in Scorpio article, please do, as I detail the complexities of relationship karma and how to work through it:

No matter what is coming up in your relationships right now, honesty is always the best policy. In fact, honesty just might be your ticket out of whatever uncomfortable situation you find yourself in with that particular person. The Universe will support you in honoring your truest desires.

With Neptune stationing in Pisces, we are likely to be extra-sensitive to the emotions that others are feeling, so this makes being honest all the more difficult—however if we aren't honest with others, we will likely find ourselves escaping into the safety net of our daydreaming mind rather than hashing things out on the ground level.

To wrap it all up, this Taurus Full Moon/11:11 Portal is all about healing deep wounds from the past and eradicating deeply-held limiting beliefs. We also have a massive opportunity to manifest the life we want to live and Abundance on all levels.

Wishing you a magically uplifting and transformative 11:11 Gateway and Full Moon in Taurus!

With Love,

Matthew John

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