Full Moon 22 February 2016 Release Your Anger

Full Moon February 2016 AstrologyThe Full Moon on Monday 22 February 2016 is at 3 degrees Virgo, in Virgo decan 1. The full moon astrology shows a culmination of tension and conflict that has been building for months and in some cases years. Full Moon February 2015 is the final moon phase in an eclipse cycle which began in September 2015.

The February 22 full moon breaks open the extreme tension of Uranus square Pluto via a rare but powerful aspect pattern. Related to the Fist of God, or Thor’s Hammer, this newly named configuration gives the opportunity to release the anger and resolve any crisis.

Full Moon Meaning

Like all full moons, the major planetary aspect is Sun opposite Moon. Along with the conjunction, this is the most important of all aspects in astrology. A full moon focuses our attention on relationships of all kind. A full moon itself has a relationship to the previous new moon. Projects you started since the February 8 new moon can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time.

As the lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon, you can take an objective and balanced look at your personal relationships. Being in touch with your own needs and intentions, and those of others, you can clearly see any relationships imbalances causing disharmony. The influence of a full moon last for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the March 8 solar eclipse.

Full Moon February 2016 Astrology

This is the final full moon of an eclipse phase which began in September 2015. The two weeks leading up to the new eclipse phase beginning on March 8 will therefore be a time of completion. Outstanding issues need to be put to bed so you can start a new journey with the lest amount of emotional baggage.

The more loose ends that need tidying up, the greater the feeling and anxiety you will feel, as if leaving your homework util the last minute. Putting off things can lead to an escalation in conditions to a point of crisis as the March 8 solar eclipse approaches.

The major theme resulting from the combined effects of the September 2015 solar eclipse and lunar eclipse is the healing of a broken heart. It may be a love relationship, friendship or parent-child relationship that was the source of your inner pain. Whether is be a separation or a continuing unhealthy relationship, the expectations and treatment of women will be central to the problems.

The February 22 full moon should compliment the theme of the February 8 new moon which was crisis management. Over the previous two weeks since the new moon, two separate crises about a new direction involving love or money may have arisen in your life. These crises are linked to the original eclipse theme of healing the broken heart and addressing imbalances in relationship dynamics.

Uranus Square Pluto Evolutionary Change

Once in a generation we experience chaotic upheaval in the world which affects all of us. Uranus square Pluto has been grinding away over the last 5 years and the February 2016 full moon forces one final evolutionary leap to complete the whole process. The theme of completion fits so well with the final moon phase of an eclipse cycle.

The February 22 full moon at 03°33′ Virgo lies at the midpoint of Uranus square Pluto. This midpoint axis represents radical and extreme change that forces rapid adaption. With the Sun and Moon at either end of this axis, a total overhaul is required which will include your ego and emotions, your lifestyle and your habits, work and home etc.

The red lines in the full moon February 2016 astrology chart below show that the full moon bisects the Uranus Pluto square neatly for form a symmetrical aspect pattern that looks like a kite. It is not a kite aspect pattern though, infact it does not even have a name… yet.

Full Moon February 2016 Astrology

Full Moon February 2016 Astrology

Full Moon February 2016 Aspects

The solid red lines inside the figure are the familiar Sun opposite Moon and Uranus square Pluto. Less familiar are the red dotted and dashed lines enclosing the figure. The are octile aspects (360° ÷ 8 = 45°), similar to the square but we are less aware of their challenging influence. For this reason, the inner stress and tension manifest externally as outwards events. These aspects represent inflexibility that results in obstacles blocking you from adapting to change.

SEMISQUARE ASPECTS (45°) causes minor tensions you would prefer to ignore. However, suppressing or missing the subtle irritations results in annoying events in the outside world that do require conscious action to deal with.

Sun semisquare Uranus (Sun square Uranus) requires open-mindedness and flexibility as you enter a stage of uncertainty. A buildup of nervous tension can result in unpredictable behavior on your part which can lead to abruptness, rapid changes in direction and even accidents. Without the safe and conscious release of this impulsive and rebellious energy, ego conflicts are possible. Arguments at this time would lead to loss of face and unexpected consequences, especially if you take on superiors.

Sun semisquare Pluto (Sun square Pluto) increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to ego conflicts with other powerful people or authority figures. A crisis or conflict with someone makes for an intense experience which can lead to extreme or destructive behavior. Such challenges can force you into a corner where you have to either defend your position or make a major change.

SESQUISQUARE ASPECTS (135°) cause frustration from a long term conflict that you would prefer to ignore. However, suppressing or missing the smoldering conflict results in a breakup of existing conditions that does require conscious action to deal with.

Moon sesquisquare Uranus (Moon square Uranus) can cause rapid mood swings and impulsive reactions. You may feel jumpy and have little patience for anything requiring commitment or focus. You need extra stimulation and excitement and are likely to rebel against anyone who tries to tie you down or forced you to do something.

Moon sesquisquare Pluto (Moon square Pluto) can lead to compulsive and destructive behavior as deeply buried feeling are exposed. It is difficult to control such intense emotions or reactions, and it is actually healing to get them out of your subconscious. Emotional power struggles with family or partners are possible and may become quite ruthless.

Full Moon Aspect Pattern – The Crossbow

If we ignore the Sun in the full moon chart above then we have a triangle with the Moon, Uranus and Pluto. The resulting aspect pattern is termed a Quadriform, Thor’s Hammer, Fist of God, or Poleaxe. It can indicate danger to the apex planet which activates a powerful survival instinct. Just as with the octile aspects, quite often the danger manifests as outside events. Some people I have known with this aspect pattern have witnessed shootings or have family members in jail because of acts of violence. They, however, always come out unscathed.

But the Sun is in the Full Moon chart and creates a more complex aspect pattern. The energy dynamics will be similar to a focused Yod. In a regular Yod, like the Quadriform, the action point or focal point is where the energy is expressed. In our chart above it would be the Moon. In a Focused or Boomerang Yod, at planet is opposite the action point at the reaction point. In the case of the full moon, the reaction point is the Sun, where the energy at the moon focused up like a laser bean to the reaction point.

I have given this aspect pattern the name Crossbow because it looks like one and acts like one. The square and opposition make up the frame of the weapon to deal with the conflict or crisis. The octile aspects represent the high tension of the twisted wires or rope.

The buildup of tension from Uranus square Pluto arrives at the Moon, which then releases this conflict energy through the Sun. The moon (bow) launches the Sun (arrow) at a distant target.

The Crossbow aspect pattern represents a release of tension which has been building for some time. Although this aspect pattern represents a complex long-term challenge or conflict, it also gives the tools necessary to release the tension and deal with the problem. This is a dangerous weapon and should not be pointed at loved ones. Conscious targeting of the anger and frustration must be leveled at a punching bag or some external threat to your welfare.

This conscious aiming is made easy with the Sun at the reaction point. Nervous tension caused by emotional turmoil at the Moon can be worked out through the ego and personal goals. It is a matter or survival. The alternative to evolving due to the rapid changes of Uranus square Pluto is extinction. Better to release your anger on an enemy than harming yourself or a loved one.

When all efforts at a peaceful solution have been exhausted, the only choice is to fight back. The February 2016 full moon has no easy way out but it does give the motivation and ruthlessness needed for a strong ego to protect itself and loved ones to ensure survival. This is the final step in a long journey of adapting to threatening and extreme changes over recent years.

Fixed star Fomalhaut at 04 ♓ 04 conjunct Sun is ideal for completing this stage of spiritual evolution. It is very fortunate and powerful but can be destructive. It can be very good or very bad, and is especially powerful with the Sun.

Full Moon February 2016 Summary

Full Moon February 2015 shows how to resolve an ongoing conflict or crisis by releasing anger. Stress has been building for years now due to the radical and extreme change of Uranus square Pluto. The full moon releases this tension at the ideal point in time with the Uranus Pluto square flexing its muscle one last time, and in this final moon phase of a eclipse cycle.

Those things represented by the Moon have been overpowered by the Sun. Women or the submissive partner have been dominated by men or the dominant partner. The public has been suppressed by the authorities.

Now the frustrations and seething anger of the Moon can unleash this destructive energy back at the Sun to right wrongs and balance the scales. The abused and victimized will be given the tools to regain their dignity and human rights.

A mundane example of this is the Iran parliamentary elections on February 26, 2016. The radically conservative patriarchy have controlled the public for 30 years. The people of Iran have suffered more than most from the extreme change of Uranus square Pluto through sanctions and isolation.

The outcome of the wars in Syria and Iraq, the fight against Islamic State, and the immigration crisis are more dependent on Iran than any other country. After all these challenges, the people of Iran are given an opportunity to resolve so much for themselves and the world.

The silent majority can unleash the built up frustration and anger upon the religious extremist patriarchy by voting them out of power. That truly would be a major evolutionary leap for humanity.

If this full moon directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon February 2016
Next Moon Phase: Solar Eclipse March 2016

Full Moon February 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
22 February – 10:20 am
22 February – 1:20 pm
22 February – 6:20 pm
22 February – 11:50 pm
23 February – 5:20 am

85 thoughts on “Full Moon 22 February 2016 Release Your Anger

      • Hi Jamie ,i am new to your posts and found it very informative.i am leo ascendant and sun in aries (9th april 1981)i have 4planets in 9th house (sun,venus,mars and mercury )and i hv uranus in scorpio 4th house retrograde 29degree plus i hv neptune in sagitrius i have gone thru such a roll coaster in last couple of years its unbelievable the universe is treating me so bad and all i hv done is good by everyone im planning for a baby do u think it shld be after uranus nd pluto sqaure finishes in april ?thanks for such a lovely post

        • I can’t predict such important things as a birth but you are right about things settling down in your life. Your final Uranus conjunct Sun transit is 26 March 2016. The Pluto square is no long gone. Much more stability by the end of the year with Saturn trine your Sun mid December 2016.

  1. Hi Jamie, please can you tell me… is this really the end of Pluto/Uranus? The very very very last thing? I am cancer deacon 2 first few days, this has been the most horrible experience of my life, and every time something is going on with pluto uranus i feel like i’m going mad. I really want it to end. I saw you wrote that uranus is still square my deacon until April, does that mean i’m still going to have more of this until April?

    • The final aspect affecting Uranus square Pluto is Mercury conjunct Uranus on 31 March 2016. The orb for Uranus square Pluto gets bigger than 3 degrees by early April.

      • oh my god .. at what degrees would Uarnus be by then? ….Uranus is coming to an exact opposition to my natal Pluto and I am not liking the idea of Mercury joining the journey and party …

  2. The suppression of the weak started in April 2012 when Mars went direct on 4 degrees Virgo and that was the beginning of Uranus Pluto square.Very happy its ending this full moon. I have gone through hell since April 2012. Moon is on 4 degree Virgo, born in mid sixties, Triple conjunction of Pluto,Uranus and Sun.

    • Dear Adam. I wish I had known that in April 2012, when I met my super Aries husband, born April 2, 1976. It has been a roller coaster ride, with hell at the bottom, and heaven (brief) at the top since then, mainly with him draining every resource I had, and me just confused, weak and letting him,feeling like I was walking around in a cloud (black). Actually had a revelation during my sleep, this weekend, and have come back to myself. No longer willing to accommodate. Back to the strong, determined me. I don’t think we will last. I think he will head out, looking for the next woman he can be a psychic vampire to financially, emotionally, physically. Too bad, only in the sense that in his physical appearance, he looks like Adonis. But I think that is part of his plan. He knows what he is doing, and he can sense his victims from a mile away. Good luck to whoever is next, and thank goodness, something in my planet shifted, so now I can protect myself again.

      • trulysagg – It sounds like he is a classic NPD (narcissistic personality disorder). Might be worth reading up on this as much as you can, as once you understand- it will help you get your power back). All the best

        This week has felt really intense, I definitely feel like punching something, very scratchy! Looking forward to a reprieve.

  3. Awesome post Jamie! It’s so well structured that it makes easy to follow the complexity of this full moon.

    I am personally starting to feel tired of being hit at each new and full moon for the past 8 months….This time the full moon will strongly hit my Virgo sun (4.58, 2nd house) and my pre-natal lunar eclipse at 2.56 in Piscis (8th house)….and not sure if it will also hit my natal moon in Aries (2.32 9th house) and pallas (5.35 Taurus 10th house)….and I have the impression that once again emotions will be knocked.

    I agree with Adam. I have also gone through very difficult time since April 2012 ….Mars is the ruler of my 10th house and is natally on my 4th …My natal sun is at 4.58…both areas have been full of setbacks and very complex moments.. I guess that the fixed star have also been involved and has not particularly work out on a positive way …should I expect my energy and balance to come back to normal now?

    The February 22 full moon at 03°33′ Virgo lies at the midpoint of Uranus square Pluto.” ….Would that also explain why I have been feeling hit on my vitality, energy and optimism for the past years? Would this also mean that I will strongly feel this full moon and this can be reactivated again?

    I am not sure if I will like these Moon semisquare Pluto and Uranus in transit ….Uranus in transit is right now opposing my natal Pluto !! and Pluto in transit is trine my natal Jupiter ….Maybe Jupiter will protect me this time (even if Saturn transit is squaring it)? which is stronger pluto in transit trine natal jupiter or saturn in transit square natal Jupiter?

    This full moon sounds scary …”This is a dangerous weapon and should not be pointed at loved ones. Conscious targeting of the anger and frustration must be leveled at a punching bag or some external threat to your welfare.” If the sun is touching my pre natal lunar eclipse in the 8th house would the danger be emotional? How the “fight back” can play here?

    Last but not least, ” …right wrongs and balance the scales. The abused and victimized will be given the tools to regain their dignity and human rights” How long should we wait to notice this?

    Thanks for your time and posts 🙂

    • Hi again Meli, it will activate your natal Sun quincunx Moon. Have you researched this aspect much? If anything, this will be the source of depleted energy and many of your other concerns. I should get around to writing it up because it is a very important aspect if under 3 degrees orb. Sun-Moon aspects are of course the strongest aspects by far. The quincunx gives a stressful relationships between left and right brain, conscious intent and intuition. A constant buildup of stress shows in mental health, relationships and life events. As the neurotic energy builds, it reaches a tipping point where release must happen. Without both conscious and subconscious awareness, this can be destructive. After the event things return to calm but the slowly the stressful energy starts building again, and the cycle repeats. Quincunx means karmic readjustment. There we go, I have basically written a new post!

      • Thanks Jamie,

        I have done some research about Sun quincunx Moon. As far as I understood this aspect makes you compartmentalize the needs of your Moon and the energy of your Sun. I have found difficult to blend my strong emotional intuition ( I guess the moon in Aries) with my very rational sun in Virgp. It took me time to understand that part of my self that brings me easily lot of information vthat my sun and mercury in Virgo can’t explain logically. I must say that with the years it has improved and I feel much more comfortable with it. I am able to speak freely about it with my close circle, so people can take it or leave it. It has been a little bit more difficult when it comes to love relationship as partners tend to be strictly rational when it comes to my intuition and dismiss it … so they find difficult to blend that with my rational mind. Long time ago when I started to be more aware of this it created mental stress as I did not know how to channel it in words …so I found that I needed to sleep as information was flowing through dreams and then when I woke up my logic sun and mercury (that remember every single detail of the dream -not joking here … even words, colors or texture- would start to decodified the dream and therefore the information that my Moon was picking). Then with the time I have learn to channel it when the moon was picking it….and I build up some strength in managing and using this untangible energy to help other and myself. However when I feel something new (that do not follow the usual pattern) I am still aware of it but I am not able to channel it so it creates stress until my Virgo sun and mercury learn to manage it.

        Would this explain the karmic adjustment?
        Would this be related to my pre-natal lunar eclipse at 2.56 in Piscis (8th house) ?

        Last but no least, I have experienced in the last 3 days an increase of dreams …..something that for me means that my energy is coming back someway as I am not able to remember dreams or pick up things when I am to tired or with low energy.

        My concern with this moon is that is the last full moon related to the eclipse of September so I am not sure what I can expect of it as I have noticed that Jupiter in transit is right now at the same degrees of the eclipse so it is also triggering the eclipse one more time (it is sextile with natal venus and uranus). The big difference is that this time is square transiting Saturn on the 5th …the eclipse on 13 September had a particular impact on the 5th house … so just wondering how this full moon could play here …

        Once again thank you for your time and wisdom.
        Looking forward to reading any future post about Sun quincunx Moon!

        • Hi again Meli, I’m a visual person so find it hard to understand your chart without seeing it. I’m not surprised about the nature of your dreams, and that you have more around this full moon in particular. The karmic implications will be stronger because of the relationships to your pre-natal lunar eclipse. That eclipse conjunct the fixed star Sadalmelik may suggest some past life talent in the occult brought over and perhaps even inherited through your mothers line.

  4. Oh my! I haven’t been following my horoscope for quite some time. I cannot believe what I’m reading. It’s my life that has been the epitome of hell for quite some time. It’s so frightening. When will thing end? I am Gemini decan 2 with a Gemini ascendant and a Capricorn moon.

    • Yes Kimberly, it sure is. But it will depend on your decan, or date of birth. The closer your Sun and Ascendant are to the Mercury Venus conjunction then the stronger the influence on your social life, with lovers and with kids and siblings.

  5. hi, thought i’d leave you a comment for your article for whatever benefit you find.. jan 25 ’70. i’m a “targeted individual” suffering over a decade of covert persecution that is staggeringly, preposterously unbelievable, culminating recently in the death of my mother who was protecting me. my life is so far out of balance that, yes, truly, demons are my foremost company. in fact, as insane as it sounds, i recorded not one but *two* albums with vocals by them (skilled procedural synthesis which was mysteriously and singularly intercepted by spiritual transduction. xoxos at bandcamp, dope beats for suckers and shun d. …..also, an “amazing transduction” can be witnessed searching for the phrase “BLAM i go off voodoo leffanta it’s ultraviolence” – how would you feel if a stochastic audio process issued this statement to you???!?!?! that’s my everyday life. i have an army of assholes to fight, every day.).

    i have lived through over a decade of events that surpass any epic, eg. gilgamesh. i’m way past tired of attempting to communicate the trials of TIs to the public (James Walbert of wired magazine renown.. we chat..), even old school friends. there is no more human society for me. anyway, i enjoyed, i suppose, reading this article, and hope you enjoyed reading this. certainly at this point, it would be foolish for me to hold higher aspirations.

    aquarious, virgo ascendant

  6. Hi Jamie, I have Venus in Pisces at 3 degrees. How might this eclipse affect me. Healing through issues regarding my love and relationships?

  7. Suddenly I could see it. The theme of healing a broken heart and how it played out for me!

    Around the eclipse in September I started a new job that was very alike my previous position, which I employed before I moved to the other end of the country because I met a soul mate <3

    In the new place I looked for a job exactly like the previous one, because I really missed it and my former Colleagues. Somehow I wasn't quite finished with the past job and my new job was just like it in many ways. Somehow I tried to mend my broken (job)heart and the realization that I left it too Soon (Cancer in 6th house).

    But it's like when you break up with someone and then starts searching for their replica. When you find them it's great – but after a while you realize that YOU have changed too much and that the shoe doesn't fit anymore. So you break up (again) – but somehow you've healed some of your past and your heart.

    That's what happened to me this past halft year. In January I was fired, and now I can finally feel that some part of my prev. job is finished (emotionally). I now have the opportunity to find a job that suits the new me, probably during or after this solar eclipse 🙂

    • wow. I experienced something very similar. I left one job quite suddenly and moved cities. In the new city I found a job and a flat which was a replica of what I had left behind. I felt a bit over whelmed about all of it because I felt like I didn’t complete something in the old place the correct way. I kept comparing the two situation and failed to appreciated my current situation. Now I am on the bad books of my current employer as they heard me comparing the two places. Its very odd how these things happen.

      • It can be hard to accept the fact that something we loved is gone – and that life has thrown in a new oppotunity, libragirl 🙂

        You can’t force healing to happen, but I think being conscious about it all helps navigate and staying present in themoment, enabling you to go with the flow on the work place. You could try to mend things by apologising to your employer, maybe also loosening your grip on the past at the same time.

        I think some things are meant to happen and the Universe is trying to help you heal a broken heart.
        When you’re ready to let go inside, a new oppotunity will arise naturally. That’s the way of the universe 😉

  8. The red lines in the full moon February 2016 astrology chart below show that the full moon bisects the Uranus Pluto square neatly for form a symmetrical aspect pattern that looks like a kite. It is not a kite aspect pattern though, infact it does not even have a name… yet.

    Diamond calling It is there

    • Hi Shaman, I did actually think of that too but I’m sure there is already another aspect pattern with that name.

  9. I think it’s interesting that so many women in the music industry are backing Kesha in her court case against Dr. Luke right now.

    • True Theresa, even I know about this one! I guess the same release of anger is coming through the presidential race with people backing the rebels on both sides.

  10. This was the most interesting, informative and perfectly timed piece of writing that I’ve ever read online. I can’t even express how I suddenly and acutely feel and understand everything aligning because of your words. I’m hooked from this point forward, thank you so much!

  11. One of the most detailed and spot on astrological interpretations I’ve seen. I’ve seen a lot for over 40 years. Kudos!

  12. Thank you, Jamie, this is so accurate..
    I can tell you that reading it before and now after, a day after,
    a difficult conversation with a loved one,
    This has played out to the nines..

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