New Moon 6 May 2016 Making Progress

New Moon May 2016 AstrologyThe New Moon on Friday 6 May 2016 falls at 16° Taurus. It comes at an intense time of karmic repercussions with five retrograde planets at the same time. The new moon astrology shows how you can relieve any karmic tension by addressing a particular limiting circumstance in your life.

With guilt removed and increasing self-confidence, a fortunate grand trine configuration brings opportunities for personal, professional or spiritual growth. Happiness, growth and major transformations can occur through travel, career, relationships or business dealings.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon means all possibilities are on the table. You can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon lasts for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, until the new moon on 4 June 2016.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from May 6 to the May 21 full moon.

New Moon May 2016 Astrology

The May 6 new moon at 16°41′ Taurus is not close enough to any fixed star of importance. However, it does make a fortunate grand trine configuration, shown in the chart below by the blue lines. Personal growth and transformation from Jupiter and Pluto are the theme main themes for the new moon.

Grand trine aspect patterns do indicate ease, abundance and good fortune, but also a tendency to let opportunities slip by because of simply enjoying the good times. Most astrologers agree that an associated challenging aspect is required to motivate the grand trine into action. This is exactly what the New Moon May 2016 astrology chart shows with Jupiter square Saturn in red, linked to the new moon by the green quincunx aspect from Saturn.

I will start off with the challenging aspects then show how the grand trine harnesses this energy to turn challenge into opportunity. The personal growth and transformation now comes by tacking a limiting circumstance in your life.

New Moon May 2016 Astrology

New Moon May 2016 Astrology

Jupiter square Saturn creates inner tension as you face criticism or limiting circumstances in your life. Structures or long-held beliefs may breakdown leaving you feeling uncertain and unsure about your future. Any area of your life that has gotten out of control or is creating this tension will be subject to the strong hand of Saturn.

You could experience financial hardship in which case you need to limit spending on luxury items or entertainment. A relationship on rocky grounds may lead to a separation or major shakeup. Events may force you to reassess previously held strong beliefs. Destructive behavior patterns such as addiction may come to an end during this period.

Jupiter retrograde and Saturn retrograde further complicate your limiting situation and suggest this may be a repeating theme in your life. This adds greater important to fixing this issue once and for all.

Until Jupiter stations direct on May 9, there are five retrograde planets, a rare event occurring only 4% of the time. This makes the world appear to slow down so you are living in a different dimension. It can indicate an increase in strange or fated events, including accidents and physical or psychological violence.

Sun quincunx Saturn creates an imbalance between your own personal goals and your responsibilities, or the limitations caused by Jupiter square Saturn. Whatever problem you have to tackle could be hurting your self-esteem or even causing an illness. The quincunx is an aspect of health imbalances and karmic rebalancing.

You may swing between sober maturity and reckless disregard as you struggle to fix whatever the problem is. There will be a repeating cycle of rising tensions then rapid release. This tension will ease as you take responsibility and admit any mistakes. This brings greater confidence and respect from others.

Sun trine Jupiter brings warm and friendly relationships with everyone. Opportunities can come in the form of personal, spiritual and material growth. Financial gains are possible, which will increase your overall net worth, and level of satisfaction and contentment. Personal and spiritual growth can come through studies and travel, anything aimed at broadening your outlook on life.

Sun trine Pluto results in intense and deep experiences. You will have greater power and influence over your own life, allowing for positive transformations. You can also exert this greater power and influence over the events in your life and over the people around you. Personal or professional problems can also be more easily resolved now.

Jupiter trine Pluto greatly increases your power and influence. You have the opportunity to use this power to positively transform your own life, your environment, and the lives of other people. You will feel in control of situations, and may find yourself in positions of power or authority in group settings. The transitions on the way could include promotion on the career, leading to increased wealth and power. Journeys made now will also greatly transform your outlook on life, and be remembered as once in a lifetime experiences.

Sun conjunct Mercury puts the focus on your thinking and communications. Expect lots of personal interaction, clearing paperwork and bills, receiving and sending letters and emails, and short trips around town. This is an ideal time to make plans and initiate business deals, bargain, and buy and sell.

Mercury retrograde lasts until May 22 and allows you to get in touch with deeply buried memories so you can heal old wounds. Old friends may reenter your life to settle old karma and allow you to move on.

If new moon May 2016 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon April 2016
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon May 2016

New Moon May 2016 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
6 May – 12:29 pm
6 May – 3:29 pm
6 May – 8:29 pm
7 May – 12:59 am
7 May – 5:29 am

60 thoughts on “New Moon 6 May 2016 Making Progress

  1. How do you know when someone needs to transition into becoming a breatharian? And for how long? Forever? I have never wanted to consume food – even as a child. Occasionally I crave a hydrating fruit or vegetable. But food and a full stomach make me feel worse and I have never received the enjoyment from it that other people seem to. I have reached a new level of Ascension this year. In Jan., I was fully healed of a number of ailments including severe adrenal fatigue and severe chronic pain/fibro. I have been sun gazing daily and have received many revelations as a result. I would love to hear from you. Thank you ????????

    • You know that you are ready to transition to being breatharian when it gives you joy to know that you can live without consuming food.

      A quote from Victor Truviano:

      “I remember when I was 4 years old, it was the first time in this physical body that the universe touched my heart very very deep. So in this moment for some varying reasons my knowledge started to disappear and instead my wisdom started to appear, the wisdom that we have.

      “At this moment the universe touched my heart for the first time in this body, it happened every time in all my different bodies that the universe touched me and always stronger and this time it was very very strong. Because in some way it showed me a function that wasn’t so simple to show through a physical body, because the universe showed me in a clear way what would be my function. But sometimes the physical body is not ready to receive that much energy. But being 4 years old my heart was so so pure and it was completely ready to receive all this love and all this energy. So in the same moment as all these memories appeared in my mind, in the same moment appeared all this knowledge about many previous lives, in the same moment also everything disappeared for a few seconds, but also a completely new space appeared in my being.

      “When I was 4 years old I started to receive transmissions from the universe. A transmission is when the universe gives you information in a way in which our mind can’t participate in this information to receive this information completely pure (and ?) for a couple of days in the beginning in a natural way I couldn’t eat, or drink also but in this space appeared the pranic way. The information started to appear. So when I first received a lot of transmissions, it was a time when I couldn’t eat because it is like as if you look at this stone right here, I don’t know if you can eat this stone. It was the same situation for me, I couldn’t eat what was on the table. So at the same moment a lot of doors closed but also a lot of doors and windows and everything opened. And this is what happened at the beginning for a few years and every time something completely different happened, because life is like that, it’s in every moment completely different. And this is what happened to me, but I’m not going to tell you what you can’t do but I want to show you our possibilities. And I’m not talking about becoming breatharian or pranic, I’m talking about something more interesting. Because if we put our attention only on not eating and drinking that would be very superficial and really completely boring to me.”

      • I completely understand what you’re saying. Thank you for sending the quote. I, too, felt these things as a young child, however my parents were extremely strict Pentecostals and they squashed all my questions and wonderings and on top of that I was sexually abused by a grandparent and kept that suppressed until Jan of this year when I was healed of fibro. The older I got, the worse it got. Their church labeled me a rebellious backslider bc I questioned all of their doctrine. It changed the entire course of my life and I am just now…30 years later…finding my way back to who I was meant to be all along. I have such an inner peace that I haven’t felt since I was a small child. So many things are coming back to me…such as foraging (what is safe to eat and what not to) for example – but there are many other examples. I very much appreciate your taking the time to respond. ????????????

    • Here is a link that I feel is helpful in understanding the emotional relationship we have with food and with our beliefs in lack or deprevation: Another book which I feel is very helpful is The Don’t Go Hungry Diet, by Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, PhD. I would love to talk with you, Angela. My email address is:

  2. It is 10:22 am on the 6th of May, here in California as I write this. The Taurus New Moon has not yet been ushered in. Good old earthy Taurus. Let’s be kind to Mother Earth and all the life she so generously gives birth to. Let’s put down our knives and forks and say a blessing for Mother Earth.

  3. Anyone who thinks they can give up food and live on breathing air is seriously bat shit crazy. I have been a licensed acupuncturist for 30 years, and I have seen every crazy new age belief, but this one is at the top of the list.

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