SEPTEMBER 6 to 16, 2012
THURSDAY September 6th 2012
On Thursday, Venus enters Leo to permit you to be more assertive and upbeat in your relationships during the coming month. But you may not feel very self-assertive on Thursday when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE (VOC) for more 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.
FRIDAY September 7th 2012
On Friday, you awake refreshed from that long VOC MOON and veritably leap out of bed. But the by-word for Friday and indeed the whole weekend is to look before you leap! That's because the Sun forms a 90-degree right angle to exuberant Jupiter on Friday which encourages people to act or react without thinking of the consequences. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and can be lots of fun. But it can be very dangerous on the road — where pressing the pedal to the metal can be ill-advised.
SATURDAY September 8th 2012
On Saturday, the reckless mood of impetuosity and impulsiveness soars to new heights when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against the Sun and Mercury but then aligns in conjunction with exaggeration-prone Jupiter. This is the GEMINI THIRD QUARTER MOON which in Antinous Moon Magic is called the CONSOLATION MOON because it is the Lunar Archetypal energy of serendipity and fortuitous misadventures. You win the Silver Medal (but not the Gold). You win $20 in the lottery (but not the jackpot of $20 million). It is about finding a $50 bill in an old wallet. And there's more: The Moon passes directly in front of the planet Jupiter. This is the JUPITER OCCULTATION and is ordinarily unusual. This year, however, it is occurring every month between June 2012 and February 18th, 2013. The good news is that this is a great weekend to go partying. The bad news is that the roads will be filled with drivers who are taking unnecessary risks. You may be forced to take a detour and, because this is the CONSOLATION MOON, you may find it leads to something pleasant.
SUNDAY September 9th 2012
On Sunday, this reckless and impetuous weekend reaches a climax when Mercury forms a square to Jupiter and ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a trine to stubborn Saturn and dreamy Neptune. It will be hard to keep your mind on serious things (like watching the road when driving) and you will want to chatter and gossip. This is the classic textbook astrological recipe for an accident caused by someone updating their Facebook status while driving.
MONDAY September 10th 2012
On Monday, the Sun and Mercury align in dutiful Virgo for what is called the "Scorched Mercury" when communications can become a bit overheated. Because both are in Virgo, this super-hot atmosphere will pertain to overdue communications upgrades and health and beauty makeover projects. If your hair dryer overheats, then you'll know its due to Scorched Mercury.
TUESDAY September 11th 2012
On Tuesday, the Sun and Mercury are still in close alignment and ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a harmonious sextile to both of them, even as it squares off against stubborn Saturn. These configurations create an atmosphere of helpfulness and constructive harmony in working with others to overcome common problems.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY September 12th/13th 2012
On Wednesday and Thursday brace yourself for unexpected developments in interpersonal relationships. First off, on Wednesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with Venus and forms a trine to surprise-filled Uranus. Then on Thursday Venus trines with Uranus. These configurations blow away inhibitions and encourage even chronically shy people to flirt with romantic strangers. The motto for both days is "nothing ventured, nothing gained" so don't hesitate.
FRIDAY September 14th 2012
On Friday you need to be careful when it comes to monetary expenditures when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive configurations with austere Saturn and abrupt Pluto but is in total opposition to foggy-minded Neptune. You go out with a set goal (Saturn) for buying something revolutionary to improve your life (Pluto) and end up spending way more than you had planned (Neptune).
SATURDAY/SUNDAY September 15th/16th 2012
This weekend is dominated by the LIBRA NEW MOON which occurs overnight Saturday/Sunday. Not only is ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligned with his solar father Ra-Herakhte, but the Moon also aligns in conjunction with Mercury on Sunday. In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC we call this the PLOTINA MOON in honor of Emperor Trajan's wife, the Empress Plotina, who lobbied her husband on Hadrian's behalf, ensuring that he would be Trajan's successor. This is the Lunar Archetype of deep innerwisdom that comes from the "school of hard knocks." This moon is characterized by the wise old Curandera who needs no books or rituals because the magic is deep down inside her soul. She and the magic are the same.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between September 16th and 23rd when Mercury leaves dour Virgo and enters graceful and balanced Libra, ushering in three weeks devoted to fair play and diplomatic communications. More details next time ....