SG's Guide to Moon Phases + Rituals

SG's Guide to Moon Phases + Rituals

Join us for our Monthly Moon Series by Sophie Jaffe, @sophie.jaffe

Yogi, mama, wellness entrepreneur, and longtime Spiritual Gangster Sophie Jaffe guides us through our current lunar cycle, sharing the cosmic changes to come and ways in which we can set meaningful intentions around each passing phase. 

Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (11/8) — RELEASE & STILLNESS
A full moon is a time to recharge your body, mind and spirit. When it’s paired with a lunar eclipse energy is supercharged and things may be coming back up from the surface that are ready for release, completion and integration.

Lunar eclipses are emotionally charged and have more power to affect change in our lives. As this lunar eclipse rests in the Taurus full moon there is a grounding stillness that holds it. As the eclipse energy culminates in Taurus, feel it soften you. Feel it hold you and become a container for the immense emotions stirred by Scorpio and eclipse season.

Prioritize or let go of certain relationships. Organize and declutter living spaces in your home. It’s time to stop being stubborn, but allow forgiveness into your heart. As an Earth sign, Taurus allows us to seek abundance and helps us to find our inner strength as we enter the watery landscape of Scorpio. As an Earth sign, Taurus calls us to feel grounded and stable.

During eclipse season emotions may have been running high and we’re asked by the cosmos to turn inward and drop into the messages of our soul. Take the potent energy of this full moon to reassess your life and ask yourself where you need to let go. Ask yourself, “What do I need to feel secure?”

The Taurus energy surrounding this full moon eclipse wants us to fully tap into our stability, our calm and our strength. It urges us to rise up together, strong, so we can take on any chaos that comes our way. It is going to really punctuate the need for calm, and remind us that when we are calm, we are strong, and this strength allows us to be balanced on all levels, so we can react, respond, and receive on a higher vibrational level.

This lunar eclipse is opening up a portal of magic and ascension in the calming, grounded energy of Taurus. Taurus asks us to remain tied to the present moments as Scorpio asks us to transcend the waters of our conscious and subconscious. The eclipse is a time to center yourself and feel your inner stillness and strength. Slow down. Release what is asking to be let go. Create space because that is where our growth happens.


  • What thoughts or behaviors are your comfort zones? Positive or negative, freely write about these comforts, knowing that there are many positive ones that work well for us and don't need to be changed.
  • In order to change, we must get comfortable being uncomfortable. What areas of your life make you uncomfortable to imagine shifting, even though you KNOW in your heart it's time to shift and change?
  • What fears do you have? What would it feel like to be non-attached to these fears?
  • What would it feel like to step out of your comfort zones? What would it look like?

Always, always, always allow your intuition to guide you. You may want to host a solo meditation with the comfort of your home with a lit candle or you may want to host a dance party under the light of the moon. Whatever calls your heart, listen to it.