OCTOBER 8 to 18, 2015
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2015
On Thursday you can start making plans for a weekend party when Venus enters Virgo — Virgo Venus is the ultimate party organizer. Just avoid the Virgo Venus tendency to over-analyze and to offer "advice" (which is to say "criticism") where it is not wanted. Virgo Venus also likes to worry and fret and feel inadequate. Instead, play up the Virgo Venus panache at being the hostess with the mostest and plying your guests with food and drink and ensuring they are having a fabulous time.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2015
Aren't you tired of all the computer glitches, "lost" files, travel delays and snafus of recent weeks? Take heart! On Friday Mercury does an about-face and starts going forward again as seen from Earth, ending three weeks of Retrograde "backwards" travel. So you can safely twitter friends and co-workers a prediction that certain "lost" computer files or parcels will show up by the time they go to work the next morning. Mercury going backwards creates this sort of impish mayhem with matters concerning communications, documents and money. Misplaced tickets, keys, "lost" computer files, letters and packages which vanish into postal limbo ... all are typical of Retrograde Mercury. The "lost" things turn up again as if by magic when Mercury goes Direct again. A skilled astrologer, Hadrian no doubt amazed his courtiers by accurately predicting when some "lost" document or wayward courier message would finally re-appear out of no where.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCTOBER 10/11, 2015
This weekend you'll certainly want to run the other way when your partner wants to sit down and discuss relationship issues. That's because love goddess Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn, and the Moon is also in tense aspects to both of them. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.
MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2015
On Monday sudden and abrupt change can occur with Earth-shattering results when the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to rebellious Uranus. This configuration occurs once a year and always brings unexpected and exciting encounters or events which shake up the world ... including your own personal world. Adapting to any changes requires extra effort, and any excitement may leave your nerves frayed. These unexpected and quite possibly unwanted changes can manifest in yourself, through a partner, or through an external event. Although initially upsetting and you may resist any change, it may offer a better way forward for you if you keep an open mind. You may anticipate something new on the horizon or feel nervous anxiety. Think about doing something out of the ordinary to satisfy your curiosity, otherwise the electric and spontaneous energy may escape in a destructive way such as a minor accident. Odd behavior or a radical about face in someone close to you may cause anxiety too. They may be looking for more personal freedom and any resistance or dominance from you would further encourage any rebelliousness. Arguments or separation may result from impatience or an inability on your part to adapt. It is possible now that someone new may enter your life who brings about much-needed change.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2015
Overnight Monday/Tuesday we come to the LIBRA NEW MOON... the Lunar Phase we call the TRIPOD MOON in Antinous Moon Magic in honor of the clouds of incense with which three-footed incense braziers filled the Ancient Temples of Antinous. The clouds of incense created a sacred other-worldly atmosphere of intoxication and purification ... but made rational decision-making difficult. If you are having trouble "seeing the fog", the Libra New Moon will show you where the confusion lies.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY OCT. 14/15, 2015
On Wednesday and Thursday love is in the air when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms dreamy configurations with Venus, Neptune, Mars, Pluto and Jupiter. This is a good time for candle-light dinners and whispering sweet nothings.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2015
On Friday you can count on cosmic help to assert your wishes and stand up to your boss when Mars and Pluto form a healthy trine aspect.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
On Saturday be careful about the person you take home from the clubs because Venus is in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. The Venus/Neptune opposition means you may see romantic situations through lavender-colored glasses which blind you to unpleasant realities. You wake up the next morning to the stark and naked truth.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2015
On Sunday the war god Mars aligns with Jupiter in perfect alignment in Virgo with marching orders to makeover the world. With Mars conjunct Jupiter, you have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to take on tasks that would frighten all but the most courageous. In order to get what you want, you are energized to assert yourself fearlessly, even in the face of danger. You may sense even a rather reckless faith in your ability to tempt fate and take chances, never doubting that you will succeed. Be careful that what you lack in finesse you make up for in arrogance. On the global level, overweening tyrants use this energy to make over the world according to their own idea of what perfection should be.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between October 19 and 25 when you should reflect on business and career opportunities during the CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the MERCHANT MOON which offers you an opportunity to reap the benefits of your hard work — and find new opportunities for material advancement .... More details next time ....