AUG. 23 to SEPT. 2, 2012
THURSDAY August 23rd 2012
On Thursday, Mars leaves Libra, the sign in which Mars is weakest, and plunges into Scorpio, where Mars is strongest. Scorpio Mars (water and fire, producing steam) occurs only once every two years and will generate lots of steam until October. Scorpio Mars is all about penetrating secrets and delving into the truth that lies beyond. This occurs on all levels — mental, emotional, spiritual and material. So we can expect NASA's Curiosity rover to make reveal some truly astounding Martian secrets.
FRIDAY August 24th 2012
On Friday, a mood of spiritual depth dawns which will last through the coming weekend as Scorpio Mars and other major planets form aspects to dreamy Neptune. The Sun sets the tone when it goes opposite to Neptune even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to both the Sun and Neptune. In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC this is the SAGITTARIUS FIRST QUARTER MOON which we call the EQUESTRIAN MOON — the Lunar Phase we associate with spiritual movement and progress, astral travel and astral projection. On the material level, this Lunar Phase is excellent for making travel plans and for carrying out rituals for a safe journey with bountiful spiritual rewards.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY August 25th/26th 2012
Friday's spiritual dawning begins to really shine when incisive Scorpio Mars forms a strong trine with meditative Pisces Neptune. This aspect is exact overnight Saturday/Sunday, but it casts a rosy glow over the entire weekend and indeed onto the coming week. This is a weekend to trust your intuition and to then ACT on what your intuition tells you to do. Turn off your brain and tune in to your gut feeling.
MONDAY August 27th 2012
On Monday, Scorpio Mars boosts self-confidence even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjunction with Capricorn Pluto and both are in a tense, 90-degree square to Uranus. This is a day when your self-confidence will be put to the test, but Mars will see you through.
TUESDAY August 28th 2012
On Tuesday, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to Venus and at right angles to Saturn. This creates an atmosphere of annoyance and frustration at work. Deadlines and meetings have to be postponed, co-workers are plagued with self-doubts.
WEDNESDAY August 29th 2012
On Wednesday, all doubts and frustrations are swept away when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a surprise-filled sextile to Uranus and a party-atmosphere trine to Jupiter. You will be brimming with inspiration and ideas and will want to raise a toast to friends near and far. This Moon/Uranus/Jupiter configuration is perfect for travelers — even a trip to the grocery store becomes a Sacred Quest where surprises await at every turn.
THURSDAY August 30th 2012
On Thursday, the Sun makes its annual health check-up by going opposite to CHIRON THE HEALER. Because the Sun is in Virgo, health issues are underscored during this aspect. Chiron has been in a beneficent trine to Pluto for weeks. This obscure asteroid plays only a peripheral role in most daily astrology forecasts. But this strong aspect to Pluto the transformer — an aspect which will last for nearly half a year — means that Chiron becomes a major player this year.
FRIDAY August 31st 2012
On FrIday, the most spiritual Full Moon of the year occurs. The PISCES FULL MOON is the lunar phase which pits spirituality (Pisces Moon) against duty and obligation (Virgo Sun) to bring out the best qualities in both. Because this is the second ful moon of August at the end of summer, in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC we call this the HADRIAN BLUE MOON. Flamen Antonyus Subia will be celebrating special Moon Magic rites tonight during his Sacred Pilgrimage to Rome.
SATURDAY September 1st 2012
On Saturday, Mercury leaves lively Leo and enters health-minded Virgo, putting even more emphasis on health-care issues (see Thursday). Such issues will emerge as a major issue in the US presidential campaign this week. The coming month or so will be a great time for health and beauty make-overs and check-ups.
SUNDAY September 2nd 2012
On Sunday, you will be in store for an unexpected vision quest when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with surprise-filled Uranus and both are in a tight, 90-degree square angle to tranformation-minded Pluto. You can forget your planned itinerary for the day — instead just go forth and let serendipity lead the way!
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between September 3rd and 9th when Venus squares off against Saturn to create relationship strife before Venus enters Leo to permit you to be more assertive and upbeat in your relationships. Later in the week, Saturn leaves ambivalent Libra and plunges into incisive Scorpio, where Saturn will remain for two and a half years. During this tumultuous time, dark secrets will come to the surface which will bring down some time-honored institutions or figures. Also next week, Mars enters fiery Sagittarius to boost the tempo for the coming six weeks. More details next time ....