Taurus Full Moon: How I Broke Up with Cheez-its

My husband recently decided to make a significant change to his diet. Since we eat most of our dinners together, I figured I would jump aboard and try it myself. It was a pretty big change for me, though, and during the day I hewed to my usual habits, which included a regrettable volume of Cheez-its crackers. Still, within a couple months my clothes were fitting looser, so I was sold on easing into this new lifestyle.

Then, one morning after I gave our diabetic cat her blood test, I decided to test my own blood glucose level. I’d been thinking of doing this for a while, but to be honest I didn’t really want to know the answer. As I suspected, the number…was not good. And that was it for “easing” into a new lifestyle—I was all in. In an instant, as with the toxic boyfriends of my youth, I fell out of love with junk food snacks and heavy sauces. I will miss my cheezy overlords (even the bad boyfriends had their charms), but I know my life will be better without them.

As the Full Moon approaches in Taurus, a sign with a singular appreciation for the physical world, I’ve decided to stop hiding from the ways I’ve been destroying my poor old body. That’s how a Full Moon works sometimes: it shines a spotlight on something that you’ve actually known (or at least suspected) was going on, but had been unwilling to face. I spent a good part of that day regretting how badly I’ve treated a body that wants only to be useful to me.

Not that I’ve been entirely cheerful about this transition. With Taurus on the cusp of my sixth house, the house of daily routines and their contribution to health, my default setting in this area of life is indulgence and a stubborn refusal to change—the shadow side of this stalwart sign. But the good news about Taurus’ stubbornness is that it also works in your favor when you become determined to make a positive change in your life.

And happily, Taurus bears a message of common sense, asking nothing esoteric or magical of us. It’s usually something very obvious and practical that your mom might have told you, like “Stop eating so many Cheez-its,” or “You know that guy is no good for you” or perhaps “Geez, cut up your credit cards and pay off your debt!” Often, we make life way more complicated than it needs to be, and that’s usually because we just don’t want to make the simple, obvious changes we know we need to make.

This is an amazing Full Moon chart for undertaking change. The Taurus Moon and Scorpio Sun are in positive aspect to powerful Pluto, the planet of control, as well as Jupiter in Scorpio (“I believe I can change”) and Neptune in Pisces (envisioning a new reality). And Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus, is almost exactly opposed Uranus the awakener.

Where have you needed to wake up, get real, and get down to business? It could be a relationship that isn’t working, money problems, a house that needs repairs, or the desire to write a book. If you’re having trouble putting your finger on it, look to the house of your chart where 11.58 Taurus falls. (If you need help finding this, this blog post might help.)

Recognizing the need for change, and even what needs to be done to make it happen, is just the beginning. Luckily, Taurus is a sign that is not afraid to roll up its sleeves and get to work. As my Taurus mom liked to say, “Just because a solution is simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy.” At this Full Moon, though, the simple solution might feel just a little bit easier.

© 2017 April Elliott Kent

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14 Responses
  • Jessica Lynn
    November 1, 2017

    I am right there with you in making changes, all for the better for this old body that has served me well, and is healthy, but time for more cardio exercise, time to take a look at the nutrition I put in my body and get even healthier than I am! Thanks as always!!!

  • Kim
    November 1, 2017

    interesting, I have been coming up with ideas for kickstarting a business and feel like the urge to leap and just do it is afoot. Taurus Sun, Saturn in Taurus at 13* in 6th, Diana at 13* Cap. So ime to step up and be a “boss” boss!

  • Heidi
    November 1, 2017

    Always love reading your posts. Just wanted to say that I printed out your “Welcome the Invisible” as I honored my departed loved ones with flowers today. Will add candles and sweets next year. And finally, my husband and I have been addicted to Cheez-Its for years now. Glad we’re not the only ones. Best wishes on your journey to feeling healthier.

  • Natori
    November 1, 2017

    Lol…cheesy overlords. Funny phrase there. Here’s to chucking them, April. With an occasional nostalgic nod to them, in a smaller nosh, perhaps.

  • Terry Hughes
    November 2, 2017

    Thank you! Your writing always enlightens me in some area. This week I decided (once and for all, yea, again…) to stop having daily cocktails. Granted it’s only been three days of no alcohol, but based on your report regarding the Full moon in Taurus, I have chosen a great time to take this on! It has been easier to say no this time, i feel clearer headed and happier with my choices. Good luck with cheezit withdrawal!

  • Victoria
    November 2, 2017

    That’s smack dab in the middle of my 5th house. Is this why I want to sell everything and travel the world?

    • Sherry
      November 2, 2017

      In my 5th house, too, Victoria and I was just thinking the same thing one hour ago! Small world. I’m just tired of working to pay bills. Always some unexpected expensive expense lurking around the corner! Some days, it’s just too much and the planets are just in the right spot for us to say, “Sell everything and get out of Dodge!”
      As for the Cheez its, is there anyone not addicted to those dang things. I love the Hot & Spicy ones way, way too much. Anyway, since the planets are encouraging us to get rid of such things, let’s roll up our sleeves and jump right on it!

      • Victoria
        November 8, 2017

        “Two great minds with but a single thought…” Let’s go!

  • Sue Paradise
    November 2, 2017

    I’ve been having trouble staying on the healthier lifestyle. Now, is the right time as time my is everything 😊Love love this article Thank you April❤️

  • Karenananda
    November 2, 2017

    You had me at Cheez-its. We call them crack at our house and banned them some time ago but should a road trip come up they are first in the car. We do have the control in our life and it all starts with change. Good luck to you and your husband! Thank you for this insightful blog. A candle was lit in the darkness of my procrastinating mind.

  • Sherry
    November 2, 2017

    April, you never cease to amaze me with your fabulous writings. I always look forward to reading them all. It’s the highlight of my day, to just know, there is someone else who knows the flow of the planets so fluently! Have a Blessed one, as always! 😉

  • Dianne
    November 2, 2017

    Dear April,
    Your comments on the departed were really beautiful. Said perfectly. Thanks.

  • Inez
    November 5, 2017

    I’m a fan!

  • Ka
    November 7, 2017

    April. I miss you! Happy Taurus Full Moon!. I’m hoping to become stubborn in the most self-beneficial way! Lovely writing & design!! Great thoughts!! I’m