Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 21, 2016


We have a very dynamic Full Moon at 01° 14′ Sagittarius with retrograde Mars in Sagittarius conjoining the Moon opposing the Gemini Sun. The elements may be in balance but between a mutable T-Square and a Grand Trine in earth involving stationary Mercury in Taurus, the energy is scattered and changeable.

The good news is Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter, is part of the Grand Trine with Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, as well as Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter in Virgo is now direct even though Mercury is still retrograde (it goes direct the day after the Full Moon). Whatever discussions take place around this lunation will eventually prove fruitful not matter how contentious they may be at the time. Pluto in Capricorn is on hand to ensure all the facts, no matter how obscure or deeply denied, will be on the table. Mercury also receives support from intuitive Neptune in Pisces, so please be sure to take non-verbal clues into account. Pragmatic, honest opinions based on verifiable data should produce the most favorable results.

It is the inconjunct from Saturn in Sagittarius to Mercury that may be the greatest challenge to coming to an agreement. Because Mercury is on the verge of stationing direct and will soon pull away from Saturn, this could turn out to be a temporary problem and entail going back over information we thought we had already covered. Thankfully Mercury in Taurus is extremely patient . . . along with being profoundly stubborn.

Saturn is also part of a fading mutable T-Square with Jupiter in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces. The square between Saturn and Neptune is waxing and will be exact again on June 17. By then, however, the opposition between Jupiter and Neptune will be out of orb in my opinion. For now we still have a whole lot of nonsense to wade through. It is the perfect time to remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take the time to verify any and all information before signing on the dotted line. We do have that handy dandy Grand Trine with Mercury to help us dig down to find the truth.

The feisty Sagittarius Moon-Mars conjunction opposing the Gemini Sun widely conjunct Venus in Taurus ought to keep our social lives hopping. Since both the Sagittarius Moon and the Gemini Sun enjoy a lively exchange of opinions, I doubt if boredom will be a problem. The Sun and Venus will remain conjoined the entire time the Sun is in Gemini, so any flirtations we start on the Full Moon are likely to continue for the next month. For the most part this will be in good fun because Gemini is amazingly good at keeping the tone light and witty.

That troublemaker, Uranus in Aries, makes no strong aspects on this lunation. What this means is if you have personal planets or Ascendant from 21° to 23° in the cardinal signs, you will be dealing only with Uranus with no extra baggage. Believe me, this is a big improvement over having to cope with Uranus and Pluto together plus whoever else happened to be tagging along. Uranus in Aries alone is quite straight forward about what it wants . . . complete autonomy!

Putting all the contentious stuff aside, we can have a great time celebrating this Full Moon in Sagittarius. Grab some of your close friends and head out to play soccer or baseball at the neighborhood park. The Full Moon-Mars energy thrives on doing something fun and physical. The Gemini Sun can provide entertainment and bring refreshments, hopefully provided by Venus in Taurus who loves good food. Mutable signs clearly dominate this lunation and being spontaneous is their specialty. It is Gemini Season now and playfulness is back in style.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Road to Nowhere Super Moon © Aaron J. Groen