Full Moon 21 May 2016 Polar Opposites

Full Moon May 2016 AstrologyThe Full Moon on Saturday 21 May 2016 falls at 01° Sagittarius. The full moon astrology has an intense Mars theme of aggression and relationship tension. Moon/Mars opposite Sun/Venus is an irritating and unstable polarity, requiring some patience and understanding to work through.

Some notorious fixed stars activated by full moon May 2016 suggests danger when acting impulsively. While misfortune will be felt by some, many more will be filled with empathy to offer comfort and support.

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 your attention on relationships of all kind. A full moon itself has a relationship to the previous new moon. Projects you started since the May 6 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 June 4 New Moon.

Full Moon May 2016 Astrology

Moon conjunct Mars is the strongest feature in the chart shown below. This is a very intense conjunction because they are both on the same degree. There are positives with this conjunction such as passion, strength, bravery and sex appeal. However, the opposition to Sun and Venus suggests this full moon will result in more fighting than loving.

Sun opposite Moon is similar to Venus opposite Mars because of the male/female polarity. Moon and Venus are both submissive and passive, while the Sun and Mars are dominant and energetic. But everything is mismatched with Sun/Venus opposite Moon/Mars. There are opposites at either end of the opposition! This energy simply does not sit well.

Full Moon May 2016 Astrology

Full Moon May 2016 Astrology

Any hope of peace and harmony from Sun conjunct Venus is overpowered by the aggression of Mars and the disharmony of the oppositions. Feeling unsettled, impatient and agitated would be a normal state if this double opposition were in your natal chart.

Venus opposite Mars puts a lot of strain on relationships and adds sexual tension between partners. Traditional sexual stereotypes have no meaning with this Full Moon. The polarity between your inner man and inner woman will be highlighted. This adds confusion and greater tension.

Questioning of your relationships, the roles and responsibilities of each  partner is likely to arise through conflict. A struggle for dominance between partners will be mirrored by an internal struggle between your masculine and feminine sides as the weaker one decides to stand up for itself.

Mars retrograde reinforces the need to think twice before being assertive or acting impulsively. It is best to keep busy doing hard work and avoid arguments or conflict. You should be able to talk about what irritates you with close partner and good friends. I would be extra cautious with everyone else though. Some people will not cope well with this crazy energy and will be short-tempered and aggressive.

I notice in the comments that some people think I talk too negatively at times. I do tell it how it is and would rather you know exactly how I see a chart instead of lying. It does not mean something bad is going to happen to you. I’m advising not to take extra risks. I haven’t even got to the fixed stars yet!

Full Moon May 2016 Stars

Fixed star Dschubba at 02 ♐ 48 is within orb of both Moon and Mars. Robson say it causes sudden assaults, malevolence, immorality and shamelessness. Ebertin says is causes difficulties, impediments, or loss, and:

In mundane maps, there is an indication of mass catastrophes should Mars, Saturn or Uranus be in this first degrees of Sagittarius

Mundane means world events and this star is not the only indicator of tragedy and war in the Full Moon May 2016 astrology chart. Mars in particular with Dschubba has a reputation for violence, injury and crime.

Fixed star Alcyone at 00 ♊ 12 joins the Sun. This star brings hopefulness and love when well aspected, but deep sorrows and tragedies when not. Alcyone has also been associated with homosexuality, mainly in men. I would not be surprised if this full moon encourage people to come out. The agitating nature of the aspects and stars also suggests protests or significant events involving human rights and equality.

Fixed Star Algol at 26 ♉ 23 is not a good omen for love and peace with Venus. Algol and Alcyone both activated does suggest some misfortune, especially given all I have mentioned. But with Sun and Venus, these two stars give a deep empathy and compassion for those suffering through tragedy. In fitting with the strong polarity theme of this full moon, the very best of human qualities will be on show during times of great sorrow.

Another ray of hope comes from the grand trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto. This is the main theme from Mercury direct the day after Full Moon May 2016. It brings people together to build a better future based on optimism and faith.

The May 6 new moon suggested there would be some limiting situation you had to overcome that would lead to personal, professional or spiritual growth. The May 21 full moon suggests the limiting situation will be some tragedy in the world that leads to an outpouring of compassion and humanity.

If full moon May 2016 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon May 2016
Next Moon Phase: New Moon June 2016

Full Moon May 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
21 May – 2:14 pm
21 May – 5:14 pm
21 May – 10:14 pm
22 May – 2:44 am
22 May – 7:14 am

111 thoughts on “Full Moon 21 May 2016 Polar Opposites

  1. I just heard taylor swift and her boyfriend broke up after 15 months. And johnny depp and amber heard were married for 15 months and recently divorced. Do you think them starting their relationships at the same time and ending them now is connected somehow?

    • Probably Arca. My daughter just told me Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid broke up too. I would have to look back at the planets when they got together but I’m not surprised so many couples are breaking up at the moment. Venus so harshly aspected by Saturn retrograde and current moon phases.The June 4 new moon is even worse on love relationships.

      • And now Demi lovato and her boyfriend of 6 years! Oh okay that makes sense. Well darn it! Lol. Thanks!

  2. We will have Super Moon in this November 2016, and January 2017. Did anybody foresee these will trigger more serious earthquakes ? How about Tokyo ?

  3. Hi, my twin girls were prematurely born on 21st May 2016, and one of them never made it home from NICU. There was lot of chaos, but the survivers horoscope says something about her being powerful and having no sisters. Could this be true?

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