MAY 8 to 18, 2014
THURSDAY MAY 8, 2014
After whizzing through Aries and Taurus in near-record time, messenger planet Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini on Thursday, making life even chattier than normal. Our usual obsession with gadgets, technology and every other form of staying connected hits the extreme. There may be more confusion and indecision than normal, and our inability to choose just one thing, one path or even one person is highlighted. However, this is an excellent time for tapping in to our greatest mental abilities. The ability to play with words and discover the joy of language is accentuated now. There's great interest for all-things intellectual — especially writing, teaching and learning new languages. We're compelled to convey our message in whichever written or spoken form we're most comfortable with. But communication is a must. Keeping silent feels deadly.
FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014
On Friday the work week ends on an industrious note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms power-filled trine aspects with Pluto and the Sun, and a joyous sextile with Jupiter. Whether at home or at work, anything you undertake will be carried out efficiently and speedily.
SATURDAY MAY 10, 2014
On Saturday go outside at sunset and look to the eastern horizon just after the Sun has set in the west — and the bright white "star" you see rising on the eastern horizon will be Saturn. You will also see the Moon and Mars (the red "star" near the Moon), but Saturn will be just coming over the horizon. This stunning site occurs once a year when the Sun is in opposition to Saturn. As lovely as the sight is to behold, it is less than lovely astrologically. Retrograde Scorpio Saturn in opposition to the beamish Taurus Sun creates a stifling atmosphere of frustration and dissipation. Feelings of pessimism, restriction and isolation prevails. But never fear: This doom-and-gloom atmosphere will last only a day or so because the Taurus Sun moves quickly on.
SUNDAY MAY 11, 2014
On Sunday passions run high when Capricon Venus is in opposition to Libra Mars. Because emotions are strong, you may be easily drawn into the affairs of others; neutrality is hard to maintain — especially when under fire. You may find yourself quick to oppose someone whose needs differ from yours, you may be acutely aware of what you want as well as what you don't. Go after the things you like — and like to do — while balancing the need to compromise with the urge to stand independent of all.
MONDAY MAY 12, 2014
On Monday misunderstands are rife when Mercury is at right angles to vague and nebulous Neptune. You also need to be careful about trusting people with potentially embarrassing information about yourself — or others.
TUESDAY MAY 13, 2014
On Tuesday you need to be careful about glomming on to people — or having them glom on to you — when Venus and Pluto are in a tense, 90-degree square aspect to each other. On the one hand, this is perfect for couples who need security and a feeling of nearness. But on the other hand, this configuration is ideal for control freaks who feel they should run your life.
WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2014
On Wednesday we come to the Scorpio Full Moon ... 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.
THURSDAY MAY 15, 2014
On Thursday you can start rehearsing how you plan to approach someone special when Mercury and Venus form a sexy sextile which provides you with the right words you need to conquer someone's heart.
FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
On Friday love planet Venus has its annual rendezvous with impetuous Uranus. This is an ideal recipe for love and first glance. It is also a recipe for impulse consumption of food and beverages — and impulse buying. So you may want to watch not only your heart strings but also your purse strings.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 17/18, 2014
On Saturday and Sunday a party atmosphere prevails when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in an effusive sextile with Neptune even as love goddess Venus squares off against exaggeration-prone. As Oscar Wilde (Saint of Antinous) famously said: "Nothing succeeds like excess!" And this weekend is a time for excess in food, drink and love-making.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 19 and 25 when we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the next week will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon. It is perhaps the most spiritual of all the Lunar Phase Spirits because it knows that its wait will not be in vain. It is waiting for something it knows must and will come to pass. It is a perfect night for casting the Antinous Moon Magic "Lotus Moon Spell" to obtain your heart's desire .... More details next time ....