27th May sees Mars retrograde back into Scorpio where it remains until 2nd August, fortifying our determination to leave no stone unturned when it comes to self-knowledge and the on-going evolution of consciousness. This Mars is a force to be reckoned with.
May's full Moon in Sagittarius is an enormous one - a real doozy. It is going to be a bit of a wild ride, particularly on the world stage. Mars is exactly conjunct (together with) this new Moon, ramping up feelings, responses, events, etc, and driving energies that may sometimes be a little hard to handle (or to get a grip on).
This energy connects your true values & priorities to the planet of dreams, mysticism & other dimensions (Neptune). You have an opportunity to gain some traction on making your vision tangible just by connecting to the essence you want to experience.
posted 6 May, 2016 (Thursday, 5 May, 2016) - Lynda Hill
The Taurus new Moon is a very interesting new Moon, and, it's likely to be a very powerful one. For a start, there is so much earth energy in amongst it all, and, Pluto is almost exactly in a powerful trine aspect with it (= in a trine aspect with the Sun and the Moon).
Mercury stations retrograde at 5:15 p.m. UT on 28th April in the 24th degree of Taurus. Forming an alignment with Uranus, Eris, Chiron and the Moon, this passage of Mercury promises to expose truths, reveal missing puzzle pieces and offer what we need to rebalance mind and spirit.
January 2016 - April 2017 ~ Pallas will be moving back and forth through Aquarius & Pisces. This is how we face the issues of learning, creativity, the arts, politics, healing, alienation from relationships, competition, and the fear of success".
As you may know, I like to tune into the actual energy of the Full and New Moon themselves. I don’t spend a lot of time on the other aspects traveling with it, as there are other talented astrologer colleagues of mine who do a great job with that.
The Moon is full in the 3rd degree of Scorpio at 5:25 UT. Occurring while Venus, Uranus and Eris form a conjunction in Aries, it reminds us of the power of love to see us through darkness and its iconoclastic role in these changing times.