JULY 16 to 26, 2015
THURSDAY JULY 16, 2015
Overnight Wednesday/Thursday the gentle and romantic CANCER NEW MOON soothes the tensions of recent days and weeks. In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC we call this the ADONIS MOON. And there are a lot of tensions to be soothed because Mercury and Mars align in emotional Cancer in 180-degree opposition to Pluto in stubborn Capricorn. This is when NASA's NEW HORIZONS probe to Pluto arrives at its destination after a 10-year voyage. Capricorn Pluto, which has been pulling down and reassembling political and economic infrastructures around the world for several years, is in the spotlight this week. All eyes are on Pluto. And Mercury/Mars are on the far side of the Sun from Earth and Pluto at this moment to exacerbate all the world's upheavals.
FRIDAY JULY 17, 2015
On Friday this horrific week of cataclysmic upheavals comes to an end not with a bang but with a whimper as tensions slowly subside and the NEW HORIZONS probe to Pluto heads on out of our Solar System on a trajectory to the STAR OF ANTINOUS.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 18/19, 2015
This weekend vengeance and enmity ignite anew when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other as the Sun and Uranus were at the beginning of last week. People act impulsively without thinking of the consequences ... consequences the will surely regret.
MONDAY JULY 20, 2015
On Monday the week gets off to a disciplined and orderly start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects with Pluto and Mars. Mars provides the energy and Pluto the determination to ensure that you get the job done. Just don't forget your sense of humor.
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY JULY 21/22, 2015
On Monday and Tuesday the Sun and Mercury form a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Saturn which empower you with perseverance (Saturn) and clear forms of expression (Mercury) to make some serious long-term plans for the future.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY JULY 23/24, 2015
On Thursday and Friday the Sun and Mercury leave emotional Cancer and enter Leo where they instantly align in conjunction in the sign of the Lion just in time for the SUMMER BLUE MOON, which is the first of two Scorpio First Quarter Moons in succession this year. The Summer Blue Moon coincides with the celebration of the First Miracle performed by Antinous as a God ... the Miraculous Nile Inundation of the Year 131 AD which ended a long drought. This is a celebration of ebullient joy and triumph and the excitement is contagious.
SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015
On Saturday you must be sure to drive very carefully indeed when Mars and Uranus are in a 90-degree square angle to each other. This is a classic textbook recipe for road rage. Also Saturday, Venus turns around and goes Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) from now until September 6th. Retrograde Venus is about re-visiting, re-working or re-vising relationships of all kinds. On the personal relationships level, Retrograde Venus means you can expect to hear from "old flames" and ex-partners and people you haven't heard from in years. They'll suddenly be inviting you to "Friend" them. But Retrograde Venus warns you that you can never go backwards in relationships, only forwards. Remember that the emphasis is on "re-working" and "re-viewing" — and that means you need to take a good, hard look at those old relationships and see whether they still have any promise for the future. You may find that you don't need to "Friend" just every old friend.
SUNDAY JULY 26, 2015
On Sunday a quantum shift occurs which affects the rest of the year 2015 when Uranus stops dead in space and turns around and goes Retrograde (moving "backwards" as seen from Earth) from now until December 26th. Uranus, bringer of change, entered aggressive Aries in May 2010, sparking the "Islamic Spring" which toppled governments. Retrograde Uranus makes things even more volatile. Over this five months, Uranus will continue to shake us out of our comfort zones until it goes direct again on December 26th — and we'll feel it on both an individual and a global scale. While Uranus has been known to inspire wars and revolutions, it will also create change from the inside out. Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," and this is exactly what Uranus Retrograde will push you to do! But Uranus Retrograde also forces us to confront our own fears and personal roadblocks, so we can all expect a few "Ah ha!" moments of realization. This is a time for us to consider what the concept of "freedom" means to us, and what we need to fix or change in our lives to get it. Uranus also forces us to get real about who we are and what we want, so if you're in the wrong job, working toward the wrong degree or dating the wrong person, Uranus Retrograde will let you know. While Uranus usually forces the changes that need to happen, over this five months, it will quiet down and simply make you feel what needs an overhaul. So pay attention to Uranus's tough-love advice!
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between July 27 and August 2 when we come to 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 .... More details next time ....