Full Moon 22 April 2016 Fear and Prejudice
The Full Moon on Friday 22 April 2016 falls at 2 degrees Scorpio. The full moon astrology points to a fear of negative karma and fated events holding you back from making progress. This impact of Saturn square North Node on the full moon is reinforced by having five retrograde planets during this moon phase. This rare occurrence can result in an increase in strange or fated events including accidents and physical or psychological violence.
Full Moon April 2016 does present an opportunity to rise above fear and prejudice by focusing on your maternal, caring and instinctive side. Being inclusive instead of separating people into groups in not the easy way forward. It is the only way forward to avoid your fears turning into reality.
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 April 7 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 May 6 New Moon.
Full Moon April 2016 Astrology
The April 22 full moon has no major aspects but there are some minor ones which make up a configuration I termed the Crossbow aspect pattern in the February 2016 full moon. I will go into more detail about that shortly but you can see in the chart below that the full moon at 02°30′ Scorpio bisects Saturn square North Node.
Saturn aspecting the lunar nodes means fated events inhibiting progress toward your soul’s destiny. The karma involved is much like that of retrograde planets. Six days into this full moon phase, Mercury stations retrograde to give five retrograde planets for the first time in ten years. Five retrograde planets is rare, occurring only 4% of the time.
According to Gregory Rozek,  many retrograde planets makes the world appear to slow down. It feels like you are living in a different dimension with less inner uncertainty. However, there is an increase in strange or fated events which can include accidents and physical or psychological violence.
Full Moon Aspect Pattern – The Crossbow
The Crossbow aspect pattern represents a release of tension which has been building for some time. It can indicate danger to the apex planet (Sun) which activates a powerful survival instinct. The inner stress and tension manifest externally as outwards events through the reaction point (Moon).
Although this aspect pattern represents a complex long-term challenge or conflict, it also gives the tools necessary to release the tension and deal with the problem. Nervous tension caused by emotional turmoil at the Moon can be worked out through your feelings, instincts, home, family, and intimate relationships.
Saturn square the Lunar Nodes indicates fear of the future because of past conditioning. All the negative news you see happening in your community and the world can make you want to barricade yourself in your castle. It feels like fated events or karma keeps reinforcing a hopeless and scary future. Instead of taking responsibility it is easier to blame another family, tribe or race.
Jupiter square Saturn reinforces this negativity and a pessimistic belief about a prosperous future. It creates inner tension as you face criticism or limiting circumstances in your life. Structures or long-held beliefs may breakdown leaving you feeling uncertain and unsure about your future.
The obvious example of this square is the immigration crisis caused by the wars in Iraq and Syria. Especially how this mass migration is being used by campaigning politicians around the world to spread fear. Saturn square Neptune getting stronger only reinforces this deception and fear.
Uranus conjunct the immigration star Baten Kaitos at 22 ♈ 10 means that shocking events, terrorist attacks and drownings at sea will continue until March 2017.
The full moon April 2016 astrology shows the full moon breaking open, or exposing the fears you have about the future. You can look back to the past and see the similarities between the current crisis and WWII. There are significant differences such as Jews being replaced by Muslims, but the fear mongering and propaganda are much the same.
A sense of safety and security can be found by clinging to groups of people who share the same fears. It is easier to belong to one group and blame another. The combination of challenging aspect in the Crossbow configuration means progress can only be made by facing up to harsh realities and acting responsibly, with integrity and good morals.
The Sun conjunct fixed star Mira at 01 ♉ 44 brings failures, fiascoes and enmity. This is what to expect in the external events expressed at the action point of the crossbow. This comes from the conscious expression of the fears and prejudices of the majority of the masses. However, coordinated mass conscious group behavior can strengthen the impact of a minority, such as prayer, chanting and directed psychic will.
This negative energy finds final release at the Moon, the reaction point. There is an opportunity to leave the negativity behind at this point and express the Saturn/Nodal energy in a more nurturing and caring way. Through the Moon you can use your intuition and feeling to realize how Saturn and the Nodes require self-discipline and traditional family values to overcome fear and intolerance.
By traditional family values I mean looking after those less fortunate than yourself. There is proof that families of cave men looked after those disabled by broken limbs. We are all one big family now. Fortunately, this ancient human quality is supported by Moon conjunct fixed star Princeps at 03 ♏ 23. It gives you the capacity to protect others and allow yourself to be protected. The shepherd protecting the flock.
Staying the same because you fear the future is not the best option for this full moon. In your favor is the continuing influence of the April 7 new moon. It is promoting a more responsible and stable type of change instead of the chaotic upheaval of the past.