APRIL 9 to 19 2015
THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015
On Thursday you can jump for joy when Jupiter ends the long "Retrograde" phase it began on December 9, 2014, and finally goes "Direct" (forward as seen from Earth). The best thing is that your feelings of optimism will return. There will be a break from months of melancholy. Many things that have been delayed will start to move forward again in the days to come. If you've been planning a business, new project, or new anything it will be easier to get started now. Travel will be easier and will increase, of course. While Jupiter is retrograde we grow more in an inner way and when the 'great benefic' moves forward the growth occurs in a more outward manner in the world. We can take what we have learned and discovered now and project it outward.
FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2015
Friday is liberation day when the Sun aligns with Mercury in freedom-loving Aries and we come to the Capricorn Third Quarter Moon which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the HADRIAN'S WALL MOON of stubborn intransigence and immovable barriers. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Hadrian's Wall Lunar Phase is the embodiment of hindrances and blockages. It represents the barriers that stand in your way. It is all barriers and obstacles to progress. Meditations and rituals conducted on this night are best suited for focusing on blockages in your life, situations and issues which prevent you from moving forward. These can be manifested by persons or situations around you. But most often, we find during meditations on this night that we have erected prison walls around ourselves, we are blocking ourselves from the freedom we so earnestly desire. This Lunar Phase is saying it is time to break out!
SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2015
Saturday is the perfect dating day when Venus leaves dependable Taurus and enters flirty Gemini. If you have been thinking about spreading your wings and diversifying your love life, the coming weeks is the time to do it. Gemini Venus is also a good time to diversify money matters. Love and money will be "up in the air" for the next month, so be flexible and in order to take advantage of the airy opportunities.
SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015
Sunday is planning-for-the-future day when practical-minded Mars forms a powerful and positive sextile aspect with intuitive Neptune to help you formulate goals and take measured steps towards making your dreams become reality.
MONDAY APRIL 13, 2015
On Monday the new work week gets off to a tense and rather annoying start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to angry Mars early in the day before moving into opposition to Jupter later in the day Watch out for exaggerations and over-expectations.
TUESDAY APRIL 14, 2015
On Tuesday Mercury leaves feisty Aries and glides into grounded Taurus to slip off his talaria winged sandals and chill and contemplate his investments for the next two weeks until Mercury wings into chatty Gemini on May 1, 2015. Mars leaves its fiery power-base Aries and enters gentle, practical (and slightly boring) Taurus. You might even feel a bit bullish yourself during the next six weeks. With Mars in Taurus, we are determined, stubborn, and resolute. Mars in Taurus can be passive, and is at its strongest when resisting or defending something! In stark contrast to the impulsive Mars in Aries cycle, we tend to pursue our goals by plodding along patiently. Our goals are longevity and long-term satisfaction.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY APRIL 15/16, 2015
On Wednesday and Thursday look for guidance from an older person in financial and relationship issues ... or offer guidance to a younger person ... when Venus is in opposition to Saturn. This is a time when maturity triumphs over youthful zeal. Sit back and heed the guidance of an old soul ... who can also be a spirit guide. And if you see a younger person blundering into a trap, this is the day to intercede and offer a wise word of advice based on personal experience.
FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2015
On Friday the global political and economic turmoil redoubles when strong-willed Capricorn Pluto turns retrograde — going backwards as seen from the Earth until September 25, 2015. Some financial and political crises we thought had cooled off will begin boiling again. With Pluto in Capricorn, the focus is on who is in control. Major power struggles run rampant. Little countries threaten to upset the global financial system — an adolescent dictator tries to push superpowers around. This happens on the personal level too, of course, and everyone seems to be taunting and bullying you. Retrograde Pluto is a time to cut the anchor chain, drop ballast and set off on a course of your own. And if you can't do that, then just remember that bending your knee before tyrants doesn't mean bending your will to them. Pluto thinks in the long-term. The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the late 18th Century — the age of the US and French Revolutions. This time around, Capricorn Pluto is once again revolutionizing global political and economic structures. You can use the next five months to work on furthering your plans for where you want to end up in the new world order that will exist when Pluto leaves Capricorn — in 2023.
SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015
On Saturday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte for the Aries New Moon which we call the FASCES MOON. The Aries New Moon is the moon of abrupt beginnings which may not be followed through, and of things said which are later regretted, of capricious actions — shoot first, ask questions later. If you have been stalling on starting something new ... now is the time to go for it. Others will warn you that you should exercise caution ... but the Fasces Moon says "no pain, no gain" and urges you to press forward.
SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015
On Sunday Taurus Mars turns into the proverbial bull in a china shop when the war god is in a square-off against exaggeration-prone Jupiter . You might even feel a bit bullish yourself. With Mars in Taurus, we are determined, stubborn, and resolute. Mars in Taurus can be passive, and is at its strongest when resisting or defending something! Jupiter intensifies these energies to the max.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between April 20 and 26 when we come to the Leo First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the SCARAB MOON of miracles and wish-fulfillment. Meditations and rituals carried out tonight can result in an unexpected breakthrough. Eureka! Unanticipated solution. Fortuitous surprise. Sudden change for the better. Plucking victory from the jaws of defeat. An oracle reading or meditative trance can produce a sudden answer for transformation of a bad situation into something profitable .... More details next time ....