JULY 23 to AUG. 2, 2015
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!
MONDAY JULY 27, 2015
On Monday the new work week gets off to a fiery start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an energy-filled trine aspect with Leo Mercury that gives you the erudition you need to state your heart's desire.
TUESDAY JULY 28, 2015
On Tuesday you can anticipate a pleasant romantic surprise when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD engages in positive trine aspects with Uranus, Jupiter and Venus. Your lucky stars are on your side tonight.
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2015
On Wednesday your mind focuses on responsible plans for the future when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with Pluto and the STAR OF ANTINOUS in dutiful Capricorn.
THURSDAY JULY 30, 2015
On Thursday frantic and hectic chaos dominates the day when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects with Uranus, Mars and Saturn. Remember that your strength depends on your ability to ground yourself and focus your intentions.
FRIDAY JULY 31, 2015
On Friday we come to the AQUARIUS FULL MOON. 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.
SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015
On Saturday the year 2015 gets a reboot when Saturn turns around in space and goes Direct ("forward" as seen from Earth) again for the first time since it went Retrograde on March 14, 2015. As Saturn retraced its steps over the last four months, we all revisited issues and problems in our lives which needed to be remedied before we move on. Saturn, the school teacher of the Zodiac, forced you to sit down and complete your homework before moving forward to the next class.Now, with Saturn moving forward again, this means a breakthrough in logjams in Scorpio Saturn topics such as karmic trust issues in relationships, business partnerships and legal matters. You will see progress again in those areas and can make new commitments and set new boundaries for Saturn's reentry into upbeat Sagittarius in a few weeks.
SUNDAY AUGUST 2, 2015
On Sunday you can expect surprise tidings from the past when Mercury is in a very conducive karmic-healing trine to Retrograde Uranus. Mercury-trine-Uranus always creates optimal energies for breaking down encrusted old structures and for mentally visualizing bold new solutions. Because Uranus is Retrograde, the emphasis is on the past. Retrograde Uranus opens the portals of Time and Space and Mercury enables you to go through those portals to engage in healing magic involving your own past, or past-life incarnations. Even if you do not work any magic, you can definitely count on receiving a message involving someone or something from the past.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 3 and 9 when we come to the Taurus Third Quarter Moon — the LUCIUS 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 .... More details next time ....