The Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 21st 2016 by Margaret Gray

‘Why is patience so important?
Because it makes us pay attention’ ― 
Paulo Coelho


Key Planetary Energies today:

This first of two Full Moons in Sagittarius (the next one is in June), is conjunct Retrograde Mars, creating an exact Sun/Mars opposition! It is also Trine Chiron in Pisces (7’). Meanwhile the Sun is conjunct Venus in Taurus (5’orb). The North Node in Virgo is conjunct Jupiter (5’) and the opposing South Node in Pisces is conjunct both Neptune (7’) and Chiron (6’). These planets are part of the Kite formation in the sky at the moment, with a Grand Trine in Earth, including the North Node/Jupiter, Pluto and Mercury – all within 5’ of each other with South Node/Neptune/Chiron in Water as the release point for the Kite. The Nodes and planets conjunct them, are also part of a Keep in mind also that Mercury goes stationary direct tomorrow, although Mars remains Retrograde for another month!

So how is this likely to affect us?


New Moons usually come with a sense of ease as the Sun and Moon sit side by side, sharing the energy of the same Zodiac Sign. However, with a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposite signs of the Zodiac. This can create a sense of unease as we seek ways to integrate the opposing energies, as well as the planets they are each aspecting.

At its core this Full Moon invites us to revisit the core beliefs, thoughts and values that drive us to take action in our daily life. Are they still helpful to us? Which ones are we ready to release?tumblr_static_tumblr_static_acbnacn55kw04ocgo4ccgck80_640

With Mercury within a day of turning stationary Direct in Taurus, engaging our right brain creative thinking function is likely to be more successful than attempting to make decisions based on our logical left brain. With Mars still Retrograde until June 29th we may be be feeling a build-up of frustration as our desired actions may feel hampered by delays and unexpected re-routes! Patience is likely to be a rather scarce commodity at the moment so it is well worth engaging in whatever personal reflective practices we find most conducive to dealing with frustration and impatience! This can include: exercise, yoga, meditation, singing, dancing, laughing…

The Kite formation highlights that to be of service and effect transformation in the structures of our individual lives and in the greater collective we need to connect with our emotions and to clear out old pain. This is an ideal time to spend some time journaling about our feelings so that we can release old buried wounds and emotions.

You are more likely to resonate more powerfully with these energies if your Sun, Moon and/or Angles are between 0’ and 3’ Sagittarius and Gemini and/or between 10’ and 15’ Sagittarius, Pisces and/or Virgo, or 14’ and 27’ Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus and/or Pisces.

In our Relationships:

This is an ideal time to reconsider the beliefs and values that our relationship dynamics are based on. Where do these beliefs originate from? Our family, culture, religion, education…? Do they fully resonate with what we value and want in our relationships? Which direction are they taking us? Is this really where we want to go? Where is our heart in all of this?

During a Full Moon there can be a higher risk of projecting either side of the Full Moon onto a significant other or friend, colleague, family member etc. Notice if they remind you of either of your parents? This is a clear indication that they have faded as individuals in your eyes and become a mere projection of an internalized parental archetype. Projection-for-Vibrant-Jung-ThingAs we all know, the stronger and more unconscious the projection, the easier it is for the other person to unconsciously take on the projection, often leading to a relationship spiralling into an unnecessary challenging situation. The key is for the person who initiated the projection to become conscious of when it is happening and to deal with the original parental issues so as not to unwillingly cause distress and damage to the relationship. The more we each become conscious of our inner childhood and parental issues, the less likely we are to act them out unconsciously with our loved ones.


The Saturn Rx apex of the Tsquare to the Nodes indicates that we have reached an important point as a collective where we are invited to manifest a future that integrates spirituality and oneness with a sense of meaning based on being of practical help. Whether we choose to do so depends on our choices as we all have free will!


Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray May 2016 MSW D. Psych.


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