FEBRUARY 7 to 17, 2013
THURSDAY February 7th 2013
On Thursday you will want to let love hold sway when Venus forms a generous trine with lucky Jupiter. You won't be able to think too much about what you "should" be doing because rational Mercury is aligned in conjunction with Neptune in Pisces. Dreamy Neptune is cancelling out Mercury's attempts to rationalize things — so just let your emotions do their thing.
FRIDAY February 8th 2013
On Friday the work week ends on an argumentative note when Mercury and Mars align in conjunction in foggy Pisces. Rational Mercury and fiery Mars both feel highly uncomfortable in intuitive Pisces. People tend to take themselves too seriously and put their own interests ahead of others' — and go to any lengths to assert their selfish aims.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY February 9th/10th 2013
Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to one of the most joyous New Moons — the AQUARIUS NEW MOON — which in Antinous Moon Magic we call OBELISK MOON — the lunar phase embodying knowledge in all its forms, knowledge which is gained through study and learning. The Aquarius New Moon is also always CHINESE NEW YEAR and this is the Year of the Fire Snake. And because 2013 is a Water Year in Chinese Astrology, this mixture of fire and water will create lots of steam and boiling — as underscored in Western Astrology by fiery Mars being in watery Pisces right now. The Chinese New Year will be volatile to be sure.
MONDAY February 11th 2013
On Monday Venus and Saturn square off against each other to make us all take a critical look at our relationships — both personal and business relationships. That is not a bad thing — just try to avoid being overly critical.
TUESDAY February 12th 2013
On Tuesday little productive work will get done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is VOID OF COURSE for the entire day in most global time zones. 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.
WEDNESDAY February 13th 2013
On Wednesday you may want to take a chance and buy a lottery ticket when intuitive Pisces Mercury forms a fortuitous trine with Gemini Jupiter and surprise-filled Uranus — a classic textbook configuration for gambling luck!
THURSDAY February 14th 2013
On Thursday — Valentine's Day — you increasingly feel a yearning to take break free. This yearning has been building up for some time (as you can see from the headlines) but it will intensify greatly in coming days as exaggeration-prone Jupiter and liberation-minded Uranus form a trine aspect. These two planets are so slow-moving that this break-loose, break-free mood will be at the critical point for the rest of this month, and it will recur later in the year.
FRIDAY February 15th 2013
On Friday major trine configurations dominate this power-filled day. Mars and Pluto are in a trine with each other even as the Moon, Sun and Neptune are also trining each other. This is perfect for the Feast of the Lupercalia — the ancient Roman fertility rite in which youths stripped off naked and wrapped themselves in wolf skins and ran around the Seven Hills of Rome in search of virgins to lash with leather whips — it's that kind of day!
SATURDAY February 16th 2013
On Saturday Mars and Saturn form an insightful and productive trine which permits you to take a new look at your life — and discover that your chronic self-doubts have no basis in reality, and that you have the wherewithal to go forward.
SUNDAY February 17th 2013
On Sunday the Valentine's Day and Lupercalia energies reach their peak when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun for the Taurus First Quarter Moon which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON — is the moon of comfort and luxury and lovableness. It is the fresh bloom of love.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between February 18th and 24th when the Sun leaves the cyber-world of Aquarius and dives into the emotion-world of Pisces. Also, you must be sure to finalize all contracts and binding commitments and major expenditures before Mercury goes Retrograde on February 23rd. More details next time ....