April 25 to May 5, 2013
THURSDAY April 25th 2013
On Thursday 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.
FRIDAY April 26th 2013
On Friday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 26 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 — on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dreamscaping and contact the spirit world.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY April 27/28th 2013
On Saturday/Sunday you get your annual lesson in patience when the Sun goes opposite Saturn. This happens once a year and always puts the spotlight on problem areas. This time around, the Sun is in Taurus and Saturn is in Scorpio. So the frustrations you experience most likely pertain to questions of trust and honesty involving money and stability. As always, the Sun is pointing a spotlight and Saturn is pointing a gnarly finger at the problems which you need to focus on.
MONDAY April 29th 2013
On Monday the work week gets off to a lively start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms joyous aspects to Mercury and inspirational Neptune. Get lots of work done and enjoy all this energy ... you will need it later in the week.
TUESDAY April 30th 2013
On Tuesday niggling little frustrations begin to nag at you when Mars slowly moves into opposition to Saturn ... an aspect which will dominate most of this week.
WEDNESDAY May 1st 2013
On Wednesday the frustrating Mars-Saturn opposition is exact, creating a situation in which you feel you have one foot on the accelerator and the other firmly on the brake. On the plus side, Mercury enters Taurus, aiding commercial a financial enterprises.
THURSDAY May 2nd 2013
On Thursday the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.
FRIDAY May 3rd 2013
On Friday you can catch your breath as the frustrations of a powerful Mars/Saturn opposition begin to wane. You can get the work load off your desk before the weekend ... and you will be glad because ....
SATURDAY/SUNDAY May 4th/5th 2013
This weekend your best-laid plans for socializing, traveling or getting work done are foiled when Mercury is in 180-degree opposition to stern and stubborn Saturn on Saturday and Sunday. Last week it was a Mars/Saturn opposition which thwarted your ambition. This weekend it is your communications and travel which come in for havoc when Mercury wants to press the pedal to the metal ... and Saturn just won't budge.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 6th and 12th when the Moon aligns with the Sun in Taurus for an Annular Solar Eclipse visible over Australia and New Zealand. In Antinous Moon Magic we call the TAURUS NEW MOON the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON because he was a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called a Golden Age. The TAURUS NEW MOON highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and 2nd House themes (material security, values, self-worth). On a spiritual/higher plane, the New Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment. More details next time ....