JANUARY 9 to 19, 2014
THURSDAY JANUARY 9th 2014
On Thursday the first big astrological challenge of the New Year could throw you for a loop when war god Mars forms a 90-degree square angle with exaggeration-prone Retrograde Jupiter. This configuration makes you over-optimistic, over-eager and over-excited to prove yourself. You make New Year's resolutions you cannot possibly fulfill. You tell your boss you can handle a big project which far exceeds your capabilities. But there is a positive side to Mars-square-Jupiter. If you are chronically timid, this configuration helps you to throw caution to the winds and move forward on projects you otherwise would be too modest to attempt.
FRIDAY JANUARY 10th 2014
On Friday be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for an important bit of advice which will be beneficial to you during the coming year. ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms good aspects with Pluto, Jupiter, the Sun and Venus before going into opposition with the great teacher Saturn. You can expect Saturn to send you a message of advice ... possibly a verbal or visual message. But it could also be something you read by chance ... an advertisement you see on the way to work ... a voice on the car radio.
SATURDAY JANUARY 11th 2014
On Saturday it's time to take advantage of those Winter 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 from now until January 31st when Mercury enters dreamy Pisces and your mental faculties get a bit foggy.
SUNDAY JANUARY 12th 2014
On Sunday the weekend ends on a quietly romantic note when the Sun aligns in conjunction with love planet Venus and both are in a harmonious sextile to Saturn. Okay, the romance is muted and quiet because the Sun and Moon are both in Capricorn. But Scorpio Saturn probes the depths of some secret sexual yearnings.
MONDAY JANUARY 13th 2014
On Monday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for all time zones around the world — 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.
TUESDAY JANUARY 14th 2014
On Tuesday you should follow you intuition and be prepared for surprise encounters when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a dreamy trine with Neptune but squares off against Uranus. Trust your inner voice. Take advantage of "coincidental" encounters.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15th 2014
On Wednesday we come to the Cancer Full Moon, which 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....
THURSDAY JANUARY 16th 2014
On Thursday you can expect a romantic blast from the past when Retrograde Venus is in a 90-degree right angle aspect to Mars. Retrograde Capricorn Venus is emotionally cool, cautious and distrustful ... this is a good time to review, reassess, and revive your relationships ... and that means it may be time to end some career or personal relationships. Retrograde Capricorn Venus is nostalgic for "the good old days" ... so you can expect to hear from old friends and ex-lovers. You may not have seen them for years, and suddenly they show up on your doorstep ... and the two of you have a wonderful time reviving old memories ... and possibly reconciling old differences. In fact, Venus-Mars retrograde periods are often characterized by old lovers getting back together and re-marrying.
FRIDAY JANUARY 17th 2014
On Friday that romantic blast from the past on Thursday really clears up some long-standing misunderstandings on Friday when Mercury and Uranus form a positive sextile aspect while ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a tense configuration with Mercury. The atmosphere will be charged with electricity, but when the electrical storm subsides, the air will be clear of misunderstandings.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18th 2014
On Saturday be careful that you don't get in your own way when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Saturn while forming a sextile aspect to Mars. You have a nagging suspicion you are not doing the right thing and not making progress.
SUNDAY JANUARY 19th 2014
On Sunday you spend the day in dreamy cyberland, pursuing social network friends who seem to be more elusive than usual when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in 180-degree opposition to nebulous Neptune.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between January 20th and 26th when we come to the Scorpio Third Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment. Meditations and rituals carried out during this Lunar Phase are best suited for seeking to come to terms with loss and finding areas in your life where you may unconsciously be causing yourself loss or sadness. This Lunar Phase is NOT about giving in to loss and grief, but rather it is about moving through them to find new ways towards growth and fulfillment ....More details next time ....