AUGUST 7 to 17, 2014
THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 2014
On Thursday you may be tempted to get raunchy when secretive Scorpio Mars forms a trine with fantasy-prone Pisces Neptune. You will want to let your fantasies take you to dark and unexplored corners of your sexual self. Just saying.
FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2014
On Friday ideas come at you from all sides and you can expect the unexpected when the Sun aligns in conjunction with Mercury and then (later) Mercury forms a trine with impulsive Uranus. A surprise message or call may be just the news you have always been waiting for ... whether you knew it or not.
SATURDAY AUGUST 9, 2014
On Saturday it's time to say good-bye to tired-out old habits when the Sun forms a trine with Uranus as meanwhile Saturn squares off against both the Sun and Mercury. Uranus is pushing you to go for something new and different even as Saturn is showing you just how tired and worn-out some of your old ways of thinking and behaving have become.
SUNDAY AUGUST 10, 2014
On Sunday the AQUARIUS FULL MOON occurs. This is the summertime moon of generous gifts which we associate with Antinous/Vertumnus, the shape-shifting God of summertime bounty and generous gifts. We call this the DONUM MOON when magical rituals are performed for fortuitous gifts.
MONDAY AUGUST 11, 2014
On Monday the work week gets off to a rocky start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in direct opposition to Mercury. Things seem unnecessarily hectic and nervous and you can't shake the feeling that you are behind in your work.
TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014
On Tuesday Venus, the planet of love, leaves down-home Cancer and struts into show-off Leo, where she remains throughout the rest of the month. This is a chance to put on high heels and strut your stuff and make yourself attractive to others so your popularity soars. When you look good, you feel good so treat yourself to a new outfit or a facial or a haircut or any other pampering session that boosts your self esteem. Old-school astrology texts like to call Leo a Drama Queen. They like to paint planets in the sign of Leo as people with superiority complexes. This happens occasionally, but mostly it doesn't. Leo is the sign of Royalty, and royalty, the kind that stays in power, doesn't lord over others. True royalty is generous, humane and often quietly dignified. Venus in Leo gives you the expressive dignity of a Queen or King, you have creative dominion over an artistic field… and the hearts of others.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13, 2014
On Wednesday you feel the full power of Leo Venus giving you confidence and self-assertion in the way you present yourself to others, and also in money matters. That's because ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a conducive trine aspect to Venus.
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!
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 ....