JANUARY 1 to 11, 2015
THURSDAY JANUARY 1, 2015
On New Year's Day Mars and Jupiter set the tone for 2015 when they shift into opposition to one another. Mars in free-spirited Aquarius and Jupiter in beamish Leo constitute a very profound omen for the coming year. On the one hand, this configuration empowers people to achieve their goals in life, to make a better life for themselves and to fulfill their destiny. On the other hand, unfortunately, this configuration encourages some people to pursue their selfish goals at the expensive of everyone around them. This is a recipe for wars of aggression ... as well as for battles for justice and equality. Remember what the Romans said: "audaci favet fortuna" ... fortune favors the audacious.
FRIDAY JANUARY 2, 2015
On Friday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for most of the day — 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 — nothing bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dreamscaping and contacting the spirit world.
SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2015
On Saturday, we come to one of the two most tense days of the year ... when the Sun forms a 90-degree square angle to Uranus. This happens twice a year. It is a cosmic signal for you to break free from restrictions which have prevented you from moving forward. The good news is that strange and wacky and unexpected things can happen. The bad news is that ... well ... strange and wacky and unexpected things can happen. But, as the Divine Hadrian knew, astrology is a tool for anticipating upcoming influences. Instead of worrying about a "bad surprise", you should ask your Unconscious mind (or your Magical Self if you are a Gay Wizard) to ensure that the upcoming "surprise" is of a pleasant nature rather than an unpleasant nature. That is, after all, the purpose of astrology.
On a more positive note, Venus leaves dour Capricorn on Saturday and sashays into free-wheeling Aquarius. Almost immediately, Venus aligns with Saturn in Aquarius, meaning you will meet someone from your past, or perhaps an older person, who will be a wellspring of bright new ideas and inspiration for you in the coming weeks.
SUNDAY JANUARY 4, 2015
On Sunday, we come to the first Full Moon of 2015 ... the Cancer Full Moon. It is the lunar phase we call the LUNUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic — the Moon of Moons! This is a Full Moon which brings out powerful emotions ... Because this Full Moon always occurs during December/January, it is emotional farewell to the old year and heart-felt welcoming of the new year ... You will shed sentimental tears for loved ones you have lost during the past year, not to mention a job or other things you may have lost ... Tonight's Lunus Moon is a propitious time for meditations and rituals delving into your emotional state of being, and also for intuitive or clairvoyant trances. Also tonight, Mercury is in a positive sextile aspect to Saturn, empowering you to perceive the truth on an otherwise dark and moonless night.
MONDAY JANUARY 5, 2015
On Monday, it's time to take advantage of those January Clearance Sales and buy a new smartphone, tablet or other communications device when Mercury enters the tech-friendly and communications-conscious sign of Aquarius. This is the best time of year for communications technology upgrades. Ordinarily, Mercury spends only three or four weeks in each sign, but this year Mercury goes "Retrograde" (backwards as seen from Earth) and dawdles in Aquarius for nearly six weeks ... from now until March 13th when Mercury enters dreamy Pisces and your mental faculties get a bit foggy.
TUESDAY JANUARY 6, 2015
On Tuesday, the pace picks up decidedly when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to both Mercury and Venus, causing a bit of static electricity at the work place. It's like when you rub the soles of your shoes on a carpet on a cold day and then touch someone. But don't worry! Those sparks may set off a nice post-holiday romance.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7, 2015
On Wednesday, get ready for a post-holiday surprise when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD and Uranus form a positive trine aspect which means anything is possible.
THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015
On Thursday, the first assertiveness test of the New Year comes your way when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjunction with Jupiter before going opposite to Mars. You can expected to be tested on whether you will stand up for something ... or someone ... of true importance to you.
FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2015
On Friday, the first work week of the New Year ends on a somewhat ambiguous note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a tense square aspect to stubborn Saturn while being in opposition to nebulous Neptune. You may leave work with the feeling that you forgot to finish something important.
SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2015
On Saturday, you will be eager to roll up your sleeves and do something practical around the house ... or with the car ... or else to head off to an electronics store to take advantage of Aquarius Mercury's insights into finding the best deals on that much-needed new computer, phone or other digital device.
SUNDAY JANUARY 11, 2015
On Sunday, you will want to hook up the new internet radio sound system you bought at a January Clearance Sale on Saturday (with expert advice from Aquarius Mercury) and invite friends over for an impromptu afternoon tea dance when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an "I can do anything" sextile aspect with Sagittarius Saturn.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between January 12 and 18 when we come to the Libra Third Quarter Moon. This is the lunar phase we call the CROSSROADS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... It is symbolized by the "Herme", the ithyphallic stele of Mercury which guarded intersections of Roman roads ... Tonight is a propitious time for setting a new course, possibly changing course, setting out in a new direction. It is about making a decision. The key is not to worry about which choice to make. The key is to make a choice and go ahead with it .... More details next time ....