OCTOBER 16 to 26, 2014
THURSDAY OCTOBER 16, 2014
On Thursday your brain is ablaze with often confusing and conflicting ideas when Retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun. Old astrology texts dating back to Ancient Rome call this a potentially hazardous time, and speak of a "Scorched Mercury" which impairs communications and judgment. But in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC, we see that very differently. This Sun/Mercury conjunction is indeed intense, but in a positive way. Antinous/Mercury focuses the gay spiritual light of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte right at you. Open your spiritual heart to the light and joy and permit it to burn away all doubt and all fear and trepidation. Most people live in spiritual darkness. They are like people who live in caves and are afraid of sunlight because it hurts their eyes. But should we shun the light and stay in the cave with them? Antinous/Mercury says it's safe to open your spiritual eyes — and spiritual heart — and become accustomed to the light.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 2014
On Friday you find the words you are looking for to pursue both romantic and business goals when Mercury joins the Sun in a sextile aspect to Sagittarius Mars. Whether it is a request for a pay increase or a pick-up line in the clubs, you find just the right words for the occasion — and you have the chutzpah to go after your goal.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014
On Saturday the Leo Moon squares off against incisive and stubborn Scorpio Saturn. If you find yourself up against an immovable force, the best thing to do is to accept the inevitable and quit while you're still ahead.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2014
On Sunday you wake up from incredibly vivid dreams and your whole day is spent in daydreams as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. Listen to your intuition. Pay attention to your dreams. They are trying to tell you something.
MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2014
On Monday an epidemic of Flirt Fever breaks out when languid Libra Venus forms a sexy sextile aspect with passionate Scorpio Mars even as Mercury and Jupiter form their own sextile and ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a 60-degree sextile aspect to Saturn. The chemistry is hot and steamy. And even at the work place you find just the right words to shmooze your boss and coworkers to create a more positive working atmosphere. Open your heart and just let things happen.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2014
On Tuesday you will long for the shmoozy atmosphere you had on Monday when things turn cold and brittle as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Mars to create frustration at every juncture.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2014
On Wednesday stressful situations spark arguments when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a 90-degree square angle to Pluto and in opposition to Uranus. The slightest off-hand remark can start an ugly discussion.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY OCT. 23-24, 2014
Overnight Thursday/Friday darkness spreads across the face of the Earth and irrational jealousies and suspicions are rife when both Venus and the Sun enter the Sign of Scorpio and both of them align with ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD for a Partial Solar Eclipse visible over much of North America. This Solar Eclipse of ill omen which coincides with the SCORPIO NEW MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic this lunar phase is called the ZELUS MOON of fear, angst and anxiety ... and using Antinous Moon Magic to triumph over fear. Scorpio New Moon is the darkest and most serious new moon of the year. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call it the ZELUS MOON in honor of the Dark Eros who teaches us to let go of things without fear ... This New Moon occurs at or near the cycle of ancient dark festivals which are mirrored in modern Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Souls Day, St. Martin's Processions, Trick-R-Treat and all the other variations of this primeval Dark Moon Lunar Festival ... Zelus energy is not about scaring you to death. It is about LIFE. It is about harnessing fear and doubt and turning them into useful energies in your daily life.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014
On Saturday love will be waiting around the corner when Venus and the Sun align in perfect conjunction in hot and horny Scorpio. Things will be steamy and passionate for sure. You may not form a bond for a lifetime, but it will be incredibly hot while it lasts. And this is the perfect weekend for starting something new because Mercury ends its three-week Retrograde ("backwards") period and begins moving Direct ("forwards") again. So you can feel confident about signing contracts, making major purchases, making travel plans and starting new projects. And by the time you arrive at work bright and early Monday morning, you will discover that lots of "lost" files, emails and shipments have magically arrived as if by magic ... after having been in Mercury Retrograde limbo for three weeks.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2014
On Sunday you will be more determined than ever to take care of business from now through December 5, as action-planet Mars is exalted in efficient Capricorn. If you've been putting off important duties, the guilt is unbearable now, and you'll experience renewed focus to get things done. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which rules time. Now you will be more aware of how precious passing moments are, and thus more likely to make a structured schedule. When you schedule your days, time expands. When you just leave it up in the air, time dissolves. Therefore, schedule everything, even — and especially — leisure time so you'll have more of it during this phase. It's also easier to get your priorities straight under this influence, as Capricorn has a tendency to get the most out of what's useful. You’ll be amazed at how much you get done during the holiday rush. Enjoy the supreme efficiency of this influence, and cut out all superfluous ballyhoo as the Yuletide season approaches. Does that sound too Grinch-like? Well, chances are, the Grinch has Mars in Capricorn or heavy Saturn in his horoscope!
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between October 27 and November 2 when we come to the Aquarius First Quarter Moon ... the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the altruistic and magnanimous CONCORDIA MOON ... the perfect night for laying enmity and strife to rest ... and open your heart to healing love .... More details next time ....