AUGUST 14 to 24, 2014
THURSDAY AUGUST 14, 2014
On Thursday people can get overly excited and go to extremes when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a trine with exaggeration-prone Jupiter and aligns in conjunction with impetuous Uranus before squaring off against ornery Pluto. Physical exercise is a good way to work off some of that excess energy — just be careful not to overdo it.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014
On Friday you should try to avoid any bickering over the breakfast table. Call a truce until later in the day when you will find healing words for your sweetie after Mercury leaves selfish Leo and enters compassionate Virgo. It has been said that Virgo Mercury is like having a cyber-servant or surrogate replicant who anticipates all your inter-personal communications needs and rushes to your beck and call. Mercury will be in Virgo until September 5, which means you can expect advice and supportive suggestions for "upgrading" your cognitive and communications skills for the next three weeks.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 2014
On Saturday shopping is enhanced when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD makes generous connections with Neptune and Pluto while making rather more challenging configurations with Venus, Jupiter and Mars. This is a great day for going into town with friends and hunting bargains — and haggling for the best deals.
SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 2014
On Sunday we come to the Taurus Third Quarter Moon — the MOON OF BROTHERS — when we honor Lucius Aelius, who was like a brother to Antinous in the imperial court of Hadrian. This night is when we celebrate our gay brothers!
MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2014
Do yourself a favor and get up about an hour before dawn on Monday to see one of the most spectacular celestial events of the year — Venus and Jupiter in incredibly close conjunction. They will be so close that they almost look like a double star — the gap between them will be less half the width of your little finger held at arm's length. Astrologically, Venus conjunct Jupiter means that nothing succeeds like excess, to quote Oscar Wilde, Saint of Antinous. Exuberance, love, optimism and confidence rise with these two planets as they meld with the glare of the rising sun on this special day.
TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014
On Tuesday everyone's a psychic when Mercury is in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. For people who are spiritually endowed to begin with, this is a day when the portals to other worlds fling wide open.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014
On Wednesday intuitive skills remain in high gear when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a dream-filled trine with psychic Pisces Neptune.
THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014
On Thursday intuitive skills remain in high gear when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD Mercury trines with Pluto to send out waves of empowerment for the SACRED LION HUNT. This configuration sends you strength while at the same time reminding you that the Sun will be leaving the sign of Leo the Lion in only a couple of days and that chill winds of autumn will soon be blowing in the Northern Hemisphere, while the lavender-hued blossoms of the jacarandas will soon unfold for spring in the Southern Hemisphere — the eternal cycle of life and death.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY AUGUST 22-23, 2014
Overnight Friday/Saturday the Sun exits boisterous Leo and settles into dutiful Virgo for four weeks of no-nonsense care and worry. The downside of Virgo is that you feel inadequate and unworthy of meeting the challenges you face. But the upside of Virgo is that you put your nose to the grindstone and make every effort to be more than adequate and more than worthy for the job.
SUNDAY AUGUST 24, 2014
On Sunday the Virgo Sun encourages you to wallow in worries and doubts, aided and abetted by challenging aspects involving ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD and Venus, Uranus, Mars and Saturn. Don't let the gloomy mood get you down. It is natural for such feelings to crop up when the Sun is in Virgo after having been so joyous in Leo for the past four weeks.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 18 and 24 when we come to the Virgo New Moon, which is the lunar phase in Antinous Moon Magic we call the PLOTINA MOON in honor of Emperor Trajan's wife, the Empress Plotina, who lobbied on Hadrian's behalf, ensuring he would be Hadrian's successor ... The Spirit of the Plotina Moon is the Spirit of the Crone, the Wise Woman, the White Witch, the Great Mother Isis ... But "she" is a Spirit Guide who transcends gender — she is the ancient gay wizard in your soul..... More details next time ....