FEB. 21 to March 3, 2013
THURSDAY February 21st 2013
On Thursday the Sun has its annual rendezvous with dreamy Neptune and, because this meeting is happening in Pisces, it means your spiritual intuition is boosted to the max. This is an ideal day for vision quests and spiritual walkabouts.
FRIDAY February 22nd 2013
On Friday emotions run rampant when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 20 hours — meaning that the work week ends on in frustration. You wait for phone calls and messages which never arrive, emails that vanish into your spam filter, and parcels which won't be delivered until next week. Remember we always say you should 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 February 23rd 2013
On Saturday Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" (as seen from Earth) until March 17th. Usually Mercury spends only three weeks in watery Pisces, a sign that airy Mercury is least comfortable in. This year it will spend seven weeks in murky Pisces! That is a real case of "water on the brain" for most cognitive processes. Mercury goes Retrograde about three times a year (this year in February, June and October), spawning several weeks of computer snafus and communications glitches. The rule of thumb with Retrograde Mercury is that this period (from February 23rd through March 17th) is a bad time to sign contracts, start a new job or make a major expenditure. A new car bought during Retrograde Mercury will turn out to be a "lemon." However ... the rule does not apply to plans that were made prior to Mercury's about-face. If you ordered the car beforehand and had to wait until now for delivery — it will be fine. If you were offered a job beforehand but paperwork held up the contract-signing until now — you can sign on the dotted line without qualms. A Retrograde Mercury period is also a good time to re-work, re-edit, re-do, re-hash, re-finance and re-decorate — any "re-" operation involving going back and polishing up something which needed attention.
SUNDAY February 24th 2013
On Sunday you should enjoy a leisurely day free of major astrological aspects and complications before going back to work on Monday, when Retrograde Mercury in scatter-brained Pisces will create lots of havoc — lost files, lost keys, undelivered parcels, postponed travel plans — Retrograde Mercury does love to tease us mortals! Remember over the next seven weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!
MONDAY February 25th 2013
On Monday fasten your seatbelts because it could be a bumpy ride when the Sun, Jupiter and the Moon form a "T"-square aspect during the VIRGO FULL MOON. The Virgo Moon is always a tense time of trying not to be obsessive-compulsive and overly critical. In Antinous Moon Magic this full moon is called the DIANA MOON. We recognize that the Moon of Diana is the Moon of Antinous. We venerate the Virgin, she who guides new life into the world, goddess of beasts, the mistress of the hounds, the archeress, the young Great Mother of Ephesus, the twin sister of Antinous the Gay God. Diana is loving and compassionate, but she is rigorously demanding and picky. Jupiter encourages over-exaggeration in all departments.
TUESDAY February 26th 2013
On Tuesday the tensions of the Full Moon have barely subsided when Retrograde Mars backs up into alignment with Mars in Pisces. Rational Mercury and aggressive Mars are both highly uncomfortable in the emotional depths of Pisces, so you can can expect tempers to flare over diffuse innuendos and off-hand comments, most of which have been taken the wrong way. Meanwhile, Venus plunges into Pisces. Unlike Mercury and Mars, Venus feels very comfy in Pisces, and its stay in Pisces means four weeks of dreamy romance and intuition.
WEDNESDAY February 27th 2013
On Wednesday the Virgo Moon encourages you to reorganize and sort out your life. This can be as simple as cleaning out your desk, or as sweeping as putting your emotional house in order.
THURSDAY February 28th 2013
On Thursday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 33 hours — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. Remember we always say you should 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.
FRIDAY March 1st 2013
On Friday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD slowly comes out of its VOID OF COURSE period for a final flurry of activity in the final hours of the work week. The Sun forms nice aspects to Pluto and Saturn which sweep away all doubts and fears — suddenly you see an easy answer to a thorny problem.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY March 2nd/3rd 2013
This promises to be a very pleasant weekend indeed when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects to Pluto, Saturn, the Sun and Mercury on Saturday and then forms a happy trine with Mars on Sunday. Enjoy the sweet energies of this lovely weekend.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between March 4th and 10th when there is a dramatic lack of any negative or dire astrological aspects whatsoever — almost too good to be true. More details next time ....