AUGUST 20 to 30, 2015
THURSDAY AUGUST 20, 2015
Thursday is a spontaneous and surprise-filled day because Retrograde Venus is in a rosy trine aspect to Uranus. This is a recipe for impromptu meetings with unexpected guests. You encounter strangers who turn out to be long-lost soul mates ... or at least they are people you would like to become your soul mate. Because Venus is Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth), you can expect surprise calls or visits from old friends.
FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2015
On Friday you can expect a hot date night when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Mars whilst forming a dreamy aspect with romantic Neptune and a strong configuration with Capricorn Pluto. You will be determined to get down to the nitty gritty tonight.
SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2015
On Saturday we come to the Scorpio First Quarter Moon, which is the lunar phase we call the THIEF MOON in honor of Prometheus ... the first thief ... and it was thanks to his larcenous thievery that humans are not living in burrows and dens like animals ... Rituals and meditations tonight can focus on your "inner thief" — the things you rob yourself of — self-esteem, self-love, self-confidence, for example. By robbing yourself of these qualities, you are vulnerable to real-life thieves ... Tonight's lunar phase is also reminding us about the ability to take what we need without asking in advance. It is about getting back what is rightfully ours.
SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2015
On Sunday your intuitive skills remain shift into high gear when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at a right angle to Neptune and Jupiter and a trine aspect to Mars. This configuration sends you strength while at the same time reminding you that the Sun leaves the sign of Leo the Lion on this day and that chill winds of autumn will soon be blowing in the Northern Hemisphere, while the lavender-hued blossoms of the jacarandas will soon unfold for spring in the Southern Hemisphere — the eternal cycle of life and death.
MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2015
On Monday the new work week gets off to a dynamic start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive trine aspects with Venus and Uranus. Venus helps you in interpersonal and monetary relationships while Uranus provides spontaneity.
TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2015
On Tuesday the tempo slows down but you get plenty of work done thoroughly when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a challenging aspect with Mercury but in productive aspects with the Sun, lucky Jupiter and inspirational Neptune.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2015
On Wednesday you find exactly the right words for that important email, post or tweet when Aquarius Mercury forms a positive sextile aspect with precise Saturn.
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.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 31 and September 6 when 1 when 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 .... More details next time ....