AUG. 27 to SEPT. 6, 2015
THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 2015
On Thursday the Sun aligns with Jupiter in caring-and-sharing Virgo to expand our confidence and faith in life. In Classical Mythology Zeus/Jupiter often visited mortals in disguise, for his radiance was too dazzling for mortals to behold ... rather like the Sun in conjunction with Jupiter. In the story of the birth of Dionysus, we see that Semele Princess of Thebes had been made pregnant by Jupiter in disguise. Semele later became curious about his true appearance. So, Semele decided to ask Zeus to grant her a wish, and he took an oath on the river Styx that he would give her anything. She asked that he appear to her in all his glory. Jupiter was forced to comply. However, mortals could not look upon Jupiter without bursting into flames, which is what happened to Semele. Jupiter managed to save the unborn baby by sewing it inside his thigh. A few months later, god Dionysus was born, who managed to save his mother from the Underworld and brought her to Mount Olympus, where she became the goddess Thyone. Antinous traditionally has been identified with Dionysus "Twice Born" of mortal woman and divine radiance. Antinous/Dionysus reminds you that you are HOMOTHEOSIS ... Gay Man Godliness Becoming the Same in Divine Radiance.
FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 2015
On Friday Mercury exits fastidious Virgo and wings his way into laid-back Libra ... where he will sit back and chill and lounge around to Trance music for a whopping eight weeks from now until November 1st ... unusually long because Mercury goes Retrograde for three weeks. Depending on your own star sign, Libra Mercury may cause you some difficulty making decisions and getting work done and generally finding your way through the highways and byways of life. Libra Mercury gets a bad reputation for being lazy, indecisive, two-faced and a downright liar. But it's not true! Well, actually, it IS a bit true ... but also not true ... both true and not true at the same time.
And that is exactly how Libra Mercury sees everything ... he sees both sides to every question ... he sees two people (or two nations) arguing and he sees that both sides are partly right ... and both sides are also partly wrong.
Libra Mercury helps to give you a balanced view of the world. He enhances your skills at mediating a compromise which is beneficial to both sides ... and beneficial to you. Libra Mercury loves harmony and balance so much that he tries to please everybody. So you may find yourself tacitly agreeing with people on both sides of an argument. That infuriates both sides, of course, and both sides accuse you of being two-faced.
In fact, you may not have agreed with either side. You wanted to tell both sides to take a hike. You only nodded in tacit agreement just to shut them up and avert open conflict. The result is that you end up being caught in the middle ... a plight that Sun Sign Librans know all too well.
So the down side of Libra Mercury is that decision-making is more difficult. You look at a restaurant menu and it ALL looks so good that you can't make up your mind ... again, a plight that Sun Sign Librans know all too well.
But the up side of Libra Mercury is that you are open to new experiences ... you pick a menu item you have never eaten before ... and it turns out to be delicious. You are driving along your regular route home from work and suddenly turn off down another street you have never explored before ... and you discover places which turn out to be wonderful.
As for being lazy ... that is also partly false ... and yet also partly true. Libra Mercury is very industrious when it comes to something that is interesting, pleasant or lovely. So you may find yourself beavering away at some fabulous project with your mind and soul concentrated solely on that fab project.
Meanwhile, boring and tedious tasks fall by the wayside. You may conveniently "forget" to do things which are uninteresting to you. Mercury Libra is the artistic genius who creates the most exquisitely inspiring art ... and yet who lives in absolute squalor and filth. Art is intensely interesting to him ... but housekeeping is intensely boring, so he "forgets" to do any house cleaning. Sun Sign Librans are experts at "forgetting" unpleasant or uninteresting things.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY AUG. 29/30, 2015
Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the Pisces Full Moon ... In heterosexual astrology, the Pisces Full Moon is just a moon of sensual spiritual energy. But in Antinous Gay Moon Magic, this is the HOMOTHEOSIS MOON ... the archetype of gay sexuality ... when your sexual dreams can come true ... This hot Full Moon tells you it may be time to take your relationship to a whole new level ... This lunar phase helps you to deepen your love relationships in meaningful ways, making constructive compromises which allow each partner freedom while strengthening the bonds which unite you both.
MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2015
On Monday Retrograde Neptune rises at sunset to make its once-a-year opposition to the Sun. Dreamy Neptune creates a smokescreen of illusion, confusion and profusion of conflicting images which overwhelms the conscientious Virgo Sun. On the down side, you may find yourself unable to see clearly which route to take in life. On the plus side, you perceive intuitive insights which ordinarily are lost in the glare of the sun.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
On Tuesday Retrograde Venus aligns with Mars in Leo. This is not a critical date but it can favor bringing someone back into your life. You should re-evaluate the relationship rather than jump back into the situation. This is the second of three days in 2015 when Venus is conjunct Mars. The two planets usually rendezvous once a year. But this year they meet up three times ... something which happens only once every 30 years. The theme of Love is strong in 2015 as Venus and Mars, the lovers in the heavens, connect not once but three times. In fact, throughout 2015 they stay relatively close together never more than one sign apart. This can be a year of unity and togetherness if you come from a place of love.
Relationships are one of your greatest areas of learning and it's not always easy living side-by-side with people who aren't you. Everyone’s different and sometimes those differences are extreme ... radically different opinions or different beliefs about what’s right and wrong.
Sometimes those differences are not as extreme but often play out as if they are ... different culture, social class, upbringing or religion.
It would be lovely to think that Venus and Mars side by side in 2015 are a symbol of peaceful living but that may be taking the symbolism a step too far. In mythology, Venus and Mars are feisty lovers and not faithful to one another at all.
Yet, there’s potential here for you to decide to live in love, to embrace a more passionate existence and to stand hand in hand with the people closest to you. Venus and Mars hold promise for sensuality, falling in love, making love, staying in love and loving the ones you’re with..
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
On Wednesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a productive trine aspect with lucky Jupiter so that fortune shines all day. Be sure to by a lottery ticket.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
On Thursday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms pleasant aspects with Neptune, the Sun and Pluto which enable you to fly through work. But a lover's tiff is pre-programmed for Thursday evening when the Moon is in challenging aspects with Leo Venus and Leo Mars. Because Venus is Retrograde right now, that argument may involve someone from your past.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
On Friday you feel as if you will never get through the pile of work on your desk when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at odds with stubborn Saturn and over-eager Jupiter. The mood lifts very late in the day, when it is finally party time.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
On Saturday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against the Sun for the GEMINI THIRD QUARTER MOON which in Antinous Moon Magic is called the CONSOLATION MOON because it is the Lunar Archetypal energy of serendipity and fortuitous misadventures. You win the Silver Medal (but not the Gold). You win $20 in the lottery (but not the jackpot of $20 million). It is about finding a $50 bill in an old wallet.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
On Sunday the Sun is in a positively profound trine with Pluto that enables you to get down and dirty and show what is really inside of you ... deep ... down ... inside. This is a good day to grow beyond yourself ... shed your old shy image the way a snake sheds its skin ... and present your shining inner self to the world.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between September 7 and 13 when we come to the Virgo New Moon, which is the lunar phase in Antinous Moon Magic we call the PLOTINA MOON in honor of Emperor Trajan's wife, the Empress Plotina, who lobbied on Hadrian's behalf, ensuring he would be Hadrian's successor ... The Spirit of the Plotina Moon is the Spirit of the Crone, the Wise Woman, the White Witch, the Great Mother Isis ... But "she" is a Spirit Guide who transcends gender — she is the ancient gay wizard in your soul .... More details next time ....