April 11th to 21st, 2013
THURSDAY April 11th 2013
On Thursday the tempo down-shifts to a slower pace when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a lazy sextile to dreamy Neptune and goes into tense opposition to intense Scorpio Saturn. Don't allow Scorp Saturn's suspicions and doubts put you in a depressed mood. Things will look brighter by the weekend.
FRIDAY April 12th 2013
On Friday the global political and economic turmoil redoubles when strong-willed Capricorn Pluto turns retrograde — going backwards as seen from the Earth until September 20, 2013. Some financial and political crises we thought had cooled off will begin boiling again. With Pluto in Capricorn, the focus is on who is in control. Major power struggles run rampant. Little countries threaten to upset the global financial system — an adolescent dictator tries to push superpowers around. This happens on the personal level too, of course, and everyone seems to be taunting and bullying you. Retrograde Pluto is a time to cut the anchor chain, drop ballast and set off on a course of your own. And if you can't do that, then just remember that bending your knee before tyrants doesn't mean bending your will to them. Pluto thinks in the long-term. The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the late 18th Century — the age of the US and French Revolutions. This time around, Capricorn Pluto is once again revolutionizing global political and economic structures. You can use the next five months to work on furthering your plans for where you want to end up in the new world order that will exist when Pluto leaves Capricorn — in 2023.
SATURDAY April 13th 2013
On Saturday you an expect intense dreams as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an intuitive sextile to Mercury, which is hovering on the very last degree of dreamy Pisces. Pay close attention to your dreams as Pisces Mercury channels messages from the great unconsciousness to you before Sunday when ....
SUNDAY April 14th 2013
On Sunday you wake up with a clear mind and can't remember your dreams after Mercury leaves wispy Pisces and streaks into fiery Aries. The next three weeks, when Mercury is in Mars-ruled Aries, communications and business matters will be assertive and aggressive, blunt and to the point. Things will be fast and furious, exacerbating Mercury's natural tendency to fly off the mouth without thinking.
MONDAY April 15th 2013
On Monday you will want to savor the good things in life when love planet Venus leaves rambunctious Aries and settles into the comfort zone of Taurus. Relationships may lose their fiery edge as you down-shift to a more leisurely tempo. If Aries Venus launched you into a hot new relationship last month, Taurus Venus will encourage you to take that relationship to the next level of settling down together.
TUESDAY April 16th 2013
On Tuesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms dreamy aspects to Venus, Neptune and Saturn but squares off against Mercury. The result is a day when you tend to get a bit flustered and distracted from work, but things somehow managed to turn out all right by the end of the day.
WEDNESDAY April 17th 2013
On Wednesday you may be frustrated by lack of commitment to pressing work issues when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms tense aspects to Uranus and Pluto.
THURSDAY April 18th 2013
On Thursday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun for the CANCER FIRST QUARTER MOON which we call the "Narcissus Moon" of Antinous ... Narcissus is the Spirit which tunes out all distractions and all other people in order to focus on the Divinity within. This Lunar Phase is the Spirit of Self-Love and Same-Sex Love. It is forever gazing into its own reflection and whispering to itself: You are Divine! The reflection and the viewer are one and the same. The Spirit of Narcissus is the Divinity which holds a mirror up to ourselves.
FRIDAY April 19th 2013
On Friday Taurus Venus and Pisces Neptune create the right atmosphere for a date night when you just want to kick back and enjoy all the pleasures life has to offer — to excess. You have been warned.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY April 20th/21st 2013
This weekend you will notice a palpable shift in energies when both the Sun and Mars leave jumpy Aries and sail into more placid Taurus. The result of these three powerful planets in the Sign of the Bull can result in stubbornness and refusal to change attitudes — and a "Bull in the China Shop" tendency to smash resistance from others.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between April 22nd and 28th when the SCORPIO FULL MOON occurs during the first Lunar Eclipse of 2013. The Scorpio Full Moon is a moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for what you are. For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. Meditations and rituals during the Scorpio Full Moon are best suited for helping you identify who and what your "enemies" are. This could indeed be a person who is your enemy, someone who is working against you, trying to impede your progress. But more often it represents the "inner enemy" — your own worst enemy sometimes being yourself. It represents habitual thought patterns, low self-esteem, irrational fears and other "enemies" which work against you. You must face and confront your enemy — especially if that means confronting your true self. More details next time ....