AUGUST 9th to 19th, 2012
THURSDAY August 9th 2012
On Thursday you wake up to find You find that lost or delayed parcels and letters have finally arrived in your mailbox. Computer files you "lost" three weeks ago suddenly turn up in a folder you hadn't checked. Your "lost" credit card turns up between sofa cushions. You finally get a job interview offer on a job application you submitted a month ago. That is because Mercury is moving forward again after having ended its three-week-long RETROGRADE MERCURY period. Now is the time to sign contracts, commit yourself to major expenditures and make big travel plans. Be sure to ask a gay brother for advice on these new projects because Thursday is the TAURUS THIRD QUARTER MOON which we call the LUCIUS MOON OF GAY BROTHERHOOD.
FRIDAY August 10th 2012
On Friday you can forget about getting much work done if you live in the Americas or Western Europe when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE (VOC) for 25 hours. Think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.
SATURDAY August 11th 2012
On Saturday, get ready to do some serious ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC when the Moon and Jupiter align in Gemini for the JUPITER OCCULTATION. Technically, this is when the Moon "eclipses" 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 June 2012 and February 18th 2013. 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.
SUNDAY August 12th 2012
On Sunday, the weekend ends on a convivial note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive configurations to the Sun, Mars and Saturn. A nice day for a Sunday Brunch.
MONDAY August 13th 2012
On Monday, the work week begins on a creative note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD engages in positive configurations to imaginative Neptune and convivial Venus. This is an enjoyable day when you intuitively sense what needs to be done to boost teamwork in an imaginative way.
TUESDAY August 14th 2012
On Tuesday, emotions are on edge when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects to Pluto and Uranus — as if your emotions already sense what is about to happen on Wednesday and Thursday ....
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY August 15th/16th 2012
On Wednesday and Thursday, interpersonal relationships erupt into a tug-of-war of turmoil Venus is in strife-filled opposition to possessive Pluto and at right angles to rebellious Uranus — even as warrior God Mars aligns with stubborn Saturn in indecisive Libra, creating an atmosphere of frustration and indecisiveness. On the global level, this volatile combination exacerbates conflicts between authoritarian rulers and rebels. On a personal level, your boyfriend wants to glom onto and cling to you and never let you go (Venus-Pluto). Then minutes later, when you have cancelled all plans in order to be with your boyfriend, he rebels and accuses you of being possessive and wants to call the whole thing off. Just take a deep breath and remember that this is happening all over the world — in international diplomacy, big business, and in personal relationships everywhere.
FRIDAY August 17th 2012
The LEO NEW MOON on Friday creates a generous, romantic and highly spiritual atmosphere. In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC we call this the SACERDOTE MOON of priestly exaltation. This is the day when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD merges with his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte in sunny Leo. This is the New Moon which says it's time to take a break from work and enjoy life for a moment. Instead of keeping your nose to the old grindstone, the LEO NEW MOON urges you to do something creative, something that boosts your ego, your heart and your spirit and makes you feel good — treat yourself to something that's glorious!
SATURDAY August 18th 2012
On Saturday, a lazy weekend gets underway when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes opposite dreamy Neptune. You will have a hard time concentrating on household chores and will want instead to go off into dreamland. Be careful with drugs and alcohol since the Moon/Neptune Opposition boosts the punch of all trance-inducing substances. This is a great day for trance meditation!
SUNDAY August 19th 2012
On Sunday, this hazy-lazy weekend reaches a crescendo of dreamy laziness when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE (VOC) for 30 hours in the Americas and Europe! Think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 20th and 26th when the Sun and Mars both change signs. The Sun leaves its fiery home in Leo and enters dutiful Virgo for four weeks focusing on work and health. Meanwhile, 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. More details next time ....