SEPT. 25 to OCT. 5, 2014
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
On Thursday you can expect spontaneous fortune when lucky Jupiter forms its twice-yearly trine aspect with surprise-filled Uranus. Your inner-most secret dreams and wishes can instantaneously become reality — suddenly and without warning. It is as through someone swings open a magic doorway which opens onto a new reality — or which throws light on knowledge or information hitherto shrouded in obscurity and darkness from your eyes. Keep your eyes open ... for opportunity knocks but once at this door.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
If you notice progress in long-stalled projects, it is because Pluto is moving forward again for the first time in five months. Pluto has been doing some serious house-cleaning on financial and economic markets around the world, tearing down old structures and replacing them with new ones (as you can read in the headlines every day). Since April 14th, Pluto has been Retrograde, turning the focus onto introspection. But starting this week, Pluto ends its Retrograde phase and goes Direct again. Pluto direct is better for gaining control over professional and financial areas. The time of review and investigation is over. Now it is time to push the envelope and ask for that pay hike.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY SEPT. 27/28, 2014
Mercury wings his way out of airy Libra and plunges into the murky depths of Scorpio overnight Saturday/Sunday to do some investigative reporting for the next few weeks. Scorpio Mercury dredges up all the mud and muck that has been concealing the truth. On the global level, you can expect public revelations of dark secrets. And on the personal level, you can expect to see which of your friends are faithful and will stick by you when the chips are down — and which ones will back off and just leave you standing there alone.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
On Monday Venus leaves guilt-tripping Virgo and enters lovely laid-back Libra for a month. As this new cycle takes hold in your life, romance and social interaction take on a greater importance for you. Harmonious ties to others are what you yearn for; refinement and elegance are what you seek. The ideal partnership, the perfect balance, the highest standards of truth and beauty — these are some of the things that quicken your pulse now.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
On Tuesday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 24 hours 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, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1, 2014
On Wednesday you should reflect on business and career opportunities during the CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the MERCHANT MOON which offers you an opportunity to reap the benefits of your hard work — and find new opportunities for material advancement.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2014
On Thursday surprise is in the air when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against bumptious Aries Uranus. Whether the surprises are good or bad will depend primarily on whether you can roll with the punches and rebound on your feet.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014
On Friday the work week ends on an ominous note when the Sun squares off against Pluto, as it does twice a year for a couple of days of tension. Sun Square Pluto means: extremes, zealotry, anxiety. Maybe you will experience something that will shake your self-confidence. Current conditions may cause a minor crisis or a twist. Avoid thoughtlessness and the radical solutions, you could harm yourself. Someone who has some power over you tries to crack the whip a bit too sternly.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 2014
On Saturday Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until October 25th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. So RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Scorpio-related areas of passions, secret agreements, independence and dependability. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!
But this is not all bad. I read just the other day that one acclaimed astrologer says that this is the best time to buy a USED car or second-hand garment or old TV set. The idea behind that is that RETROGRADE MERCURY is a bad time to undertake NEW projects or acquisitions, but that you can splurge on RETRO things. It's a Collectibles Queen's dream, I tell you!
If they are having a close-out sale on end-of-the-line big-screen TVs — this may be the best time to buy one. And if you completed all the pre-signing details on a new house or a new job prior to the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, then you can go ahead and sign on the dotted line. If you applied for a job two months ago and the boss calls you up now as says you've got it, then you got it under the pre-Retrograde conditions!
Or perhaps not. Astrologers are never entirely certain about such things. As the Empress Livia (wife of Augustus) said about her astrologer Thrasyllus: "Every good astrologer lies about the present. He tells the truth about the future, but lies about the present."
I'm telling you the truth about the fact that the next month or so will be difficult. But if you buy a crappy old used TV set today that turns out to be junk — well, I certainly wouldn't do that, not during RETROGRADE MERCURY, I don't care what any "expert" says.
I'm joking, of course. I'm trying not to scare you. People hear of RETROGRADE MERCURY and they want to put off all major decisions and hide under the bed for a month or so. As Emperor Hadrian knew, astrology is not intended to scare people. Hadrian was obsessed with astrology. He knew that astrology is intended to serve as a monitoring system or an early-warning system.
An astrological warning is like seeing a "Sharp Curve Ahead" sign on a dark roadway. Antinous-Mercury doesn't expect you to slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road and break down into sobs of fear at the steering wheel. No, he wants you to proceed with due caution, using the experience and skill you possess as a driver.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 5, 2014
On Sunday adventure is the key word when bold Sagittarius Mars forms a trine aspect with rambunctious Aries Uranus and both are in a near-perfect trine with Leo Jupiter. All three planets are in Fire Signs, which give this positive energy a fiery boost. This Mars/Uranus/Jupiter aspect goads you into being more adventurous, into taking a few risks. You feel sexy and virile and you are ready to make your move.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between October 6 and 12 when TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE during the ARIES FULL MOON reminds you that the calendar may say it is autumn, but you can still sow some wild oats! But be careful: In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the LIGHTNING MOON for the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Cassius in autumn of the year 129 AD. The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year. More details next time ....