Full Moon 21 May 2016 Polar Opposites

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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. Well, I guess having sun at 2° conj. venus 07°, B.M.Lilith & Juno at 13°, all of these in Sagittarius, both opp. mars 6°, all been hit by the transits, plus natal pallas been hit by jupiter and vesta by venus, makes clearly this to be the best day to hide myself in a cave, or lock myself in the bedroom. Too much going on, plenty more to come, I hope things fix themselves somehow. Thanks for the post.

  2. It s nearly my solar return. Natally I have Mercury and Pallas on Algol, Venus and Vesta on alcyon and Sun on Hyades. Rough year but still there is some beneficial potential.
    Peter Stocknger from stars and stones blog wrote that on May 24 Mars will be in exact position as during solar eclipse in march , 0 Saggitarius and that indicates another series of terrorist attacs. He displayed striking Charts.

  3. This full moon lands on my natal sun. I’m sure ready for a good year for once.

      • Yes, but Mars and Moon are directly opposite, aggressive aspect don t you think ? Especially with Mars retro

        • Yes, you will probably have to deal with some hot tempered people but you should have a calming influence on them.

  4. This full moon exactly trines my natal Jupiter. My natal Jupiter happens to be natally retrograde. What could this mean?

  5. The word I’m using is “bloodbath”. Let’s hope it’s the markets.

    The days of intellectually pondering astrology are long gone for me. With the retrospect grinding hard and Sedna, Eris and Lilith all being hit repeatedl, now it’s A) what the … Is happening? B) how do I get my ass through each iteration with a modicum of dignity? .

    So thank you, oh male astrologer guide. Us girls can get cranky when we’re lit up like christmas trees every bloody week. :))

    • Venus rules money so it could be. But Venus rising before the Sun is a sign of war. Thank you Marie!

    • On MC means you will not be able to hide. This is your public profile and career. Must have to address some imbalance between work and home, or between parents.

  6. Is there any particular intentions we can work with during the New Moon earlier in May that can help with the situations indicated by the Full Moon transits? The New Moon will be in my 2nd House, but maybe others will be interested in helping intentions for the other house placements of the New Moon …?

    • Best to use the 2 weeks following the May 6 new moon to break through some barrier holding you back. House placement are insignificant compared to planetary aspects.

  7. Ohhhhh dear jaime!!! I’ve got this exactly on my solar return born on 21 may 1986 I am already struggling with my Saturn return
    I can smell a battle in the air and hear the drums of a war! My love relationship is in a mess what shall I expect and what shall I do any advices to rescue my love

    • yes, your Saturn return is worse due to Saturn square Neptune this year. Helping you through this is Jupiter trine Mars transit, plus you have Mars sextile Jupiter in your birth chart. I notice also that Pluto will soon conjunct your Mars. Success and power to you!

  8. Not sure what to expect, hoping perhaps due to have worked through some diabolical inner wars, and so m7ch grief and sorrow at times, that something i have learned to understand in order to find love and peace to some extent may be of help to others not so used to it, even if Im not quite clear ofvthe war zone and may be even find myself back in it at this moon. My vertex is on Algol 26 Taurus suggesting perhaps fated success through tragedy, so even though I dont feel any joy at the suffering of others not even those who may be considered my worste enemies, being of valuable or devoted service would be a positive manifestation, plus I have Venus at 15 Taurus so Mercury will be conjuct her so hopefully also some valuable thoughts and insights to offer to relationships/feuds (7th house). It does sound ominous and yet, things really do need to change in the world, far too much fear and suffering that it is obviously collapsing under the old establishment in many ways with very little good substance to hold up its top heaviness, i guess its understandable and inevitable really, hoping for the best though, no point feeding the fear, better to respect and work with it for something good to share, at least comfort even if joy not so easy for a while yet.

    • Oh and I have a 0Cancer sun in 9th house so that inconjuct crom the Sag moon…may sting some… The no emotional pain no freesom gain type sting

    • Well said. There are enough politicians feeding of Saturn square Neptune at the moment.

  9. If the Full Moon is on May 21, 2016, then “Saturday” is the day of the week, (not Monday). I think it was just a misprint.

  10. Hi Jamie,
    I love your moon posts and they are very realistic! I’d rather be prepared for the worst especially considering my sun is 2 gemini, mercury 1 gemini and jupiter 3 – all in my 9/10 houses so I am getting hit big time not to mention the next NM is on my natal mars at 15 gemini – LOL — In my case I already know the Mars is going to be male aggravation from a couple of my former male friends!!
    Take care

  11. Hi Jamie,
    this full moon will be in my 5th house in exact opposition with saturn in 11 house….:( What to expect???

    • House placement is not important but Moon opposite Saturn transit can signal depression and isolation.

  12. Keep telling it like it is.. Love your posts quite simply for your truth. They are accurate and in comparison to some others who sugar coat, yours are real. I look forward to reading your posts.. Great work..

  13. I appreciate your “tell it like you see it” approach to interpreting the sky. A difficult influence is also a chance to see yourself in a different light and make the effort to react more consciously/mindful to a stressful situation. Keep up the good work. Your interpretations are very accurate. I enjoy them a great deal.

  14. there r ppl who do , and understand , astrology and there r ppl who do not . I take it the critics u mention fall into the latter group. ………there is no way u can make Algol fluffy , and if all they want is fluff , why r they bothering to read anything at all ?? Leave them to be dorks and move on xxx
    The point is to be aware there r these strong energies around . How do you suggest channelling them ?

    • Good points. With the aspects it is best to follow any advice in the links. With Algol, it seems that create work greatly helps, especially music.

  15. Well, lets hope for everything positive because the 21st is my birthday!! I feel blessed and special to have two full moons in my birthday month and then the blue moon! Thank goodness too for Mercury turning direct again on the 22nd!

  16. Hi Jamie, I’ve feel like the universe is beating the crap out of me. It feels like Mercury retrograde times a billion. I am Sagittarius 3 with moon in Sagittarius (natal) – 12-16-1963. Is there even a remote chance that this full moon might bring something good?

    • Worse for you Kady because of Saturn square Neptune 2016. You have this aspect in your birth chart and Mercury retrograde is square your Saturn 9 May then opposite your Neptune 12 May.

      Mercury square Saturn transit
      Mercury opposite Neptune transit

  17. As it must be associated with the merc direct, perhaps this is a time the bad stuff is being put behind us. I was in arelationship with my mars opposite her venus and this can be quite exciting and satisfying. Mars and venus conjunct is almost too easy. The opposition requires a bit of work or reason.

  18. Even if Jupiter is now direct in my 7th house of relationships, these first 5 months of the year have been H… in the relationship department. This only continue the trend. We’ve been fighting all the bloody time almost.
    My Mercury is rolling backwards in the 3rd/2nd house and my partners is retrograde in the 12th. Mercury have been stepping on our Chiron at approx 25 degrees Taurus for both of us, and I am REALLY looking forward to seeing him dissappear for a long time now.

    Natally I have Moon in 8th square Mars in 11th/12th house… So feeling agitated, stressed and impatient? Oh yes. Explosive temper too? You betcha! Even in capricorn, Mars can be a bi… to have around when tightly locked in with the moon…

  19. Thank you for your expertise. your site is my favorite and I always find your posts and monthly horoscopes very insightful and helpful. I appreciate your honest “tell it like it is” approach, but then again I am a Sag so of course I would 🙂 Love and Blessings to You! Thanks for keeping it real.

  20. “How it is” is always the perspective offered through our indivividual lens…it doesn’t mean it’s “how it is” except for the Perceiver! It’s time that we all take responsibility for the point of view that we choose, because we will create whatever it is that we believe is so. Thoughts really do become things. We are powerful, energetic, vibrational, creative Beings, gifted with capacity to focus and bring into manifestation whatever it is we are wanting. I think we underestimate the power of negative beliefs and interpretations about anything. It is a denial of our creative potential. It limits us. What we all need is to feel empowered, uplifted and inspired. I see this upcoming full moon as a huge opportunity to bring out a new state of equilibrium, balance and partnership between the Sun, Moon, Mars and Venus. Let’s all reach for the highest potential and honor who and what we truly are…extensions Source-level energy in physical bodies. Let’s tell stories that contain within them the very Goodness and Well-Being that is the basis of this life!

  21. Jamie, I needed this article! I’m feeling this full moon coming. Anger welling that I know I must keep under control…well it’s maybe resentment, years of it. Mars retrograde fuels this I feel so glad I read your wise advice to keep it under wraps, so to speak. He’s my brother….he ain’t heavy! Stay well. Penelope

  22. Hi thanks so much for your insights i enjoy your astrology.
    Not sure how this full moon will affect me. 9th august 1983 moon in leo. The past two years have been very intense in love matters and Ive changed enormously . My soul aches for a scorpio man but we cannot be together, likely for forever.

    • A very good full moon for you Sara as is joins Jupiter in your chart. The September 1, 2016 solar eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo joins your Venus which highlights your love life for six months.

  23. All of the recent transits have been setting my chart on fire. The Full Moon in Scorpio in April was directly on my Saturn. The New Moon in Taurus was right on my natal moon. This full moon falls right on my Point of Fortune and the next one directly on my natal moon. Mercury will go direct on my natal Mercury, and I have a lot of planets in Taurus that have all been hit with the activity there, in addition to all of my planets in Sagg that have been hit or will be hit with the activity there (Saturn will go direct on my natal Uranus and Jupiter conjunction, which is where Mars also stationed retro). My life has been an exhausting mess the last year, culminating in a lay-off from my despised job two weeks ago, right before the new moon (but I’m still dealing with a crazy roommate situation that I now can’t afford to get out of at the moment). I am hoping all this activity is a POSITIVE life re-boot for me…at least, I’m trying to use it that way! Any advice for navigating this stuff??? Some days I just feel like I’m drowning! (Aries decan 3 sun, Sagg decan 3 ascendant.)

        • Don’t worry about Mercury retrograde because it does not go back all the way to your Mercury. Your longer term transit are very good but the only major one this year is Jupiter trine Venus mid September 2016. 2017 is your big year with Uranus conjunct Sun tamed by Saturn trine Sun.

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