AUGUST 21 to 31, 2014
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.
MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014
On Monday batten down the hatches for a tense and difficult day with excruciatingly difficult cosmic configurations. On the plus side, things get off to a helpful start 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.
Then things get intense when Mars aligns in perfect conjunction with Saturn in incisive Scorpio. It is like driving down a highway with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator because Mars in its home sign of Scorpio wants to press the pedal to the metal, while Saturn wants a cautious, go-slow approach. The result is pent-up frustration which boils over into rage. Open warfare breaks out not only in crisis regions of the world, but also in street traffic, in your work place and in your domestic relationship. Cold-blooded, vengeful wrath strangles out rational thought.
You should call on the constructive energies of the PLOTINA MOON to help you see through the smokescreen of mistrust and enmity and instead to work in a positive manner towards building sound and constructive relationships.
TUESDAY AUGUST 26, 2014
On Tuesday tensions escalate further when Venus squares off against Saturn. This is a classic scenario for strife in interpersonal relationships. You find it hard to get through to other people, then when you do get through, you encounter distrust, betrayal and jealousy. You feel misunderstood and maltreated. People demand absurd affirmations of love which cannot be fulfilled. Be careful!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27, 2014
On Wednesday Venus and Mars are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, causing chaos in love relationships. This is the astrological textbook recipe for a relationship in which tempers are always hot, the sex is always hot, passions are always hot and in which you are fighting violently with each other one momennt — and then violently having sex the next moment. Just saying.
THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014
On Thursday interpersonal relationships are volatile, as they have been all this week (and will be next week) because of a three-way split involving Saturn, Venus and Mars. The Warrior God is in a tight clinch with Saturn even as Venus is at right angles to both. Saturn wants to rein in both planets, causing blockages in relationships on all levels. But Mars is in its home sign of Scorpio (where Saturn feels intensely uncomfortable), and that home-advantage empowers Mars to sear through Saturn's shackles with laser-like energy.
FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2014
On Friday Retrograde Neptune rises at sunset to make its once-a-year opposition to the Sun. Dreamy Neptune creates a smokescreen of illusion, confusion and profusion of conflicting images which overwhelms the conscientious Virgo Sun. On the down side, you may find yourself unable to see clearly which route to take in life. On the plus side, you perceive intuitive insights which ordinarily are lost in the glare of the sun.
SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014
On Saturday you can leave the Mars/Saturn tensions of the work week behind you and go out shopping when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a positive trine with Neptune which helps you sniff out the best buys.
SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014
On Sunday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with Mars and Saturn in suspicious-minded Scorpio to form a fearsome threesome of jealousy, envy, suspicion and intrigue. A fun weekend, in other words.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between September 1 and 7 when we come to the Sagittarius First Quarter Moon, which we call the "Equestrian Moon" in Antinous Moon Magic ... the Lunar Phase we associate with spiritual movement and progress, astral travel and astral projection ... On the material level, this Lunar Phase is excellent for making travel plans and for carrying out rituals for a safe journey with bountiful spiritual rewards ... or at least for washing that vehicle of yours ... More details next time ....