JULY 5th to 15th, 2012
THURSDAY JULY 5th 2012
On Thursday, a holiday mood prevails even though the Fourth of July is over. That's because Venus and Uranus are in a sextile which keeps interpersonal relations lively and unpredictable.
FRIDAY JULY 6th 2012
On Friday, the work week ends on a productive note and you are able to clear your desk and go home for the weekend with a clear conscience when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a productive trine with Libra Saturn.
SATURDAY JULY 7th 2012
On Saturday, a lazy weekend induces daydreaming and a desire to kick back and watch movies or listen to music when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive aspects to Neptune and Pluto but forms square aspects to Jupiter and Venus.
SUNDAY JULY 8th 2012
On Sunday, the Sun and Moon are in a nice trine and all other planets are aspect-free, which means this hazy-lazy weekend enables you to rest up for the rigors of the coming week.
MONDAY JULY 9th 2012
On Monday, the work week begins on an industrious note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to Capricorn Pluto. You'll feel you have the strength of two persons in one. Just be careful to avoid arguments and other clashes.
TUESDAY JULY 10th 2012
On Tuesday, dynamism is the by-word when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with impulsive Uranus and forms positive aspects to both Venus and Mercury during the course of the day. This is the day to seize opportunities and act on them immediately.
WEDNESDAY JULY 11th 2012
On Wednesday, you'll be glad you seized those opportunities Tuesday because Wednesday will be a write-off as far as getting things done is concerned. For one thing, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to Libra Mars and Libra Saturn, which stymies progress on all fronts. In addition ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is Void of Course for a whopping 14 hours during office hours in Europe and the Americas, figuratively hovering "between" astrological signs. The rule of thumb for a VOC Moon is that "nothing will come of it" in regard to any new project you start. Nothing bad will happen. But nothing good either. So just sit back and relax.
THURSDAY JULY 12th 2012
On Thursday, you jump out of bed full of optimism when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in good aspects to idealistic Pisces Neptune and ambitious Capricorn Pluto. You can approach even the most daunting issues with confidence and optimism.
FRIDAY JULY 13th 2012
On Friday the 13th, one of the major astrological events of the year occurs when Aries Uranus does an about-face and goes Retrograde (backwards as seen from Earth) from July 13th to December 13. Uranus entered aggressive Aries in May 2010, sparking the "Islamic Spring" which toppled governments. Retrograde Uranus makes things even more volatile. Over the next five months, Uranus will continue to shake us out of our comfort zones until it goes direct again on December 13 — and we'll feel it on both an individual and a global scale. While Uranus has been known to inspire wars and revolutions, it will also create change from the inside out. Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," and this is exactly what Uranus Retrograde will push you to do! But Uranus Retrograde also forces us to confront our own fears and personal roadblocks, so we can all expect a few "Ah ha!" moments of realization. This is a time for us to consider what the concept of "freedom" means to us, and what we need to fix or change in our lives to get it. Uranus also forces us to get real about who we are and what we want, so if you're in the wrong job, working toward the wrong degree or dating the wrong person, Uranus Retrograde will let you know. While Uranus usually forces the changes that need to happen, over the next five months, it will quiet down and simply make you feel what needs an overhaul. So pay attention to Uranus's tough-love advice!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 14th/15th 2012
This is a weekend for some major ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC when Mercury stands still in a sexy sextile to Venus and — vastly more importantly — ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD "eclipses" the planet Jupiter.
Technically, this is an "occultation." If you live at just the right place on Earth, you’ll be able to watch the waning crescent moon occult — cover over — the planet Jupiter for up to an hour before dawn on Sunday morning, July 15. Northern Africa, Europe and the Middle East are among the places that will see this lunar occultation of Jupiter at or before dawn (Sunday, July 15).
If you live in the Americas, the occultation occurs Saturday evening (between 10 p.m. and midnight New York time). But no matter where you live, look for the moon to shine near two brilliant planets: Venus and Jupiter.
While the Moon passes by Jupiter every month, only very rarely does it pass directly in front of Jupiter. This year is special because the Moon will occult Jupiter ten times between now and next February 18th 2013.
In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC Jupiter symbolizes Emperor Hadrian and the Moon stands for Antinous. In Classical Mythology, Jupiter/Zeus inseminated many mortals, siring many demigods, among them Pollux, Hercules and Dionysus (all three possessing ambiguous sexual orientation). In conventional astrology, Moon-Occult-Jupiter is an optimal time for becoming pregnant. But in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC it is the night for magically inseminating your spiritual self so as to bring forth or "give birth to" divine and enduring works.
On the OBELISK OF ANTINOUS, cryptic Egyptian hieroglyphs assert that the "Semen of the First God" flows through Antinous — a reference to the Egyptian creation myth about the first deity, who ejaculated into his own mouth and spoke the magical words of creation which produced all the gods and goddesses and the universe.
The Moon-Jupiter Occultation is the perfect night for ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC rituals aimed at opening your spiritual self to the magical power of Hadrian and Antinous so that the "Semen of the First God" flows through you to bring forth ideas of a divine and enduring nature.
At almost exactly the same time that the occultation occurs, Mercury does an about-face and goes Retrograde for three weeks, until August 8th. Retrograde Mercury is a time of interruptions in communications, business dealings and travel plans. But because Mercury is in drama-queen Leo, this has major implications for the US presidential campaign.
To quote star astrologer Pam Ciampi, "Mercury retrograde can cause a larger-than-usual dose of misunderstandings, misspoken words, and misplaced drama (Leo) that will be broadcast over the airwaves (Mercury). Because it occurs in Leo, this Mercury retrograde will have the strongest effect on Sun-sign Leos (President Obama)."
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between July 16 and 22nd when the over-emotional CANCER NEW MOON gets competition from a violence-prone match involving Mars, Pluto and Uranus. Sparks will fly! More details next time ....