DECEMBER 3 to 22, 2015
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2015
On Thursday, we come to the we come to the Virgo Third Quarter Moon, which brings down powerful healing energies. In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the AESCULAPIUS MOON in honor of the Classical god of the physician's art. Meditation and rituals carried out tonight are ideal for bringing down healing energies for yourself and those you love.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2015
On Friday, beware of online websites that promote gross exaggerations or promises that sound too good to be true — because most likely they aren't true. That's because Mercury and Jupiter are at right angles on Friday.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2015
On Saturday, the thermometer may say it's cool outside, but the mood is actually hot when Venus leaves even-tempered Libra and dives into the emotional depths of sexy-hot Scorpio. From now until Venus enters Sagittarius on New Year's Eve, you may be surprised by turbulent, deep-seated emotions and even jealousies. Venus becomes the Green-Eyed Goddess when she is in Scorpio. She demands faithfulness but is not necessarily faithful herself. Above all, she is deeply passionate. This is a "Golden December" for a wonderfully hot and horny sexual relationship.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6, 2015
On Sunday, we come to one of the unluckiest days of the year 2015 when aggressive Mars forms a tight, 90-degree square angle to death planet Pluto. This is the textbook recipe for armed conflict, terrorist attacks and economic collapse. One the one hand, there is a powerful yearning for ambition and power. That is a good thing, in general. But on the other hand, there are ruthless people who take advantage of that yearning to push their own agendas for seizing power for their own selfish ends. Quite aside from global politics and economics, you will sense these tensions in your own domestic life and on the job. Remember to keep your head and strive for compromise while others lose their heads or ram their heads through the wall.
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY DEC. 7-9, 2015
This week is dominated by Uranus, beginning early in the week when the Sun forms a positive trine aspect with Uranus which blows in a breath of fresh air which rejuvenates and invigorates you and encourages you to act first and ask questions later.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2015
On Thursday Mercury gets down to business and moves into Capricorn. From now through January 25th (on and off owing to a three-week Retrograde Phase) you may find it easier to set helpful limits just as the holiday season reaches its peak. This is a mentally grounded energy that can help you understand the trade-off between short-term pain and long-term gain. Mercury in Capricorn is focused on the future and eager to organize a grounded plan for success. Whatever your goals now ... a calm holiday, a strong start to 2016 ... Capricorn Mercury can help you put a plan into place. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, planet of structure and focus. Mercury has a quicksilver, trickster nature. When in Saturn's sign, Mercury is urged to get organized, so a little effort goes a long way now. Consider the consequences of what you decide, and make sure the costs are truly worth it. A slow-and-steady approach will help you stay calm through the end of the year. Mercury in Capricorn embodies the idea that when you say "no" to one offer, you create space to say "yes" to another. As we move out of the holiday season and into the new year, remember to keep your eye on the prize!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 11, 2015
On Friday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjunction with his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte for the SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, this is the lunar phase we call the FORTUNA MOON. This is the classic good luck moon of the astrological year.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY DEC. 12/13, 2015
This weekend might best be spent hiding under the bed when war god Mars is in 180-degree opposition to Uranus. This configuration spawns rebelliousness and dissatisfaction with the status quo leading to riots, revolutions or, at the very least, to volatile disputes with the neighbors. Mars opposite Uranus generates impatience and impulsive remarks. As the saying goes: The natives will be restless. You may even detect illicit or underhanded measures to achieve some long-needed changes. People will suggest that the ends justify any means.
MONDAY/TUESDAY DEC. 14/15, 2015
The work week gets off to a rollicking start when the Sun is in a 90-degree right angle to Jupiter even as Mercury forms a sextile aspect with Neptune. These configurations provide great opportunities for success but also some tests of character. You can be very fortunate but also have to make your own luck. Lucky breaks and popularity can lead to an inflated ego and other excesses in life. For example, you may have a tendency to over-estimate your own abilities or resources. This could lead to a scattering of energy or wasting money on unnecessary luxuries. There may also be a tendency to accumulate possessions such as collections of a special thing, coins, figurines etc. It may be that your beliefs and morals become over the top and cause difficulties with others. Excessive behaviors are most problematic because these are more likely to affect your close relationships. Overconfidence can get in the way of making lasting friendships. The key to dealing with the excessive nature of Jupiter is moderation. You can still maintain a healthy ego but you won’t want to let excess and pride damage your standing in the world. Jupiter is testing your ego. Any arrogance or boastfulness may actually be covering for a wounded ego, or a lack of self-confidence. Yes, you do wish to be of importance, to be famous or wealthy and to receive the praise and ovation you deserve. They key to dealing with this aspect, apart from moderation, is to not get ahead of yourself. Focus your energy on doing the groundwork, the daily grind needed to perfect your special gifts.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY DEC. 16/17, 2015
In ancient times Antinous was famous for love spells and you can see for yourself when love goddess Venus is in a sexy sextile aspect with darkly magical Pluto. Venus sextile Pluto gives you the ability to cast a really powerful kind of love spell on others. We all know that love spells can go any which way. They can bind two people’s affections together in ways that are movingly romantic and passionate or dangerously unbalanced and obsessive. Pluto tends to manifest in extremes, so with this planet in aspect to Venus, your planet of romance, love affairs tend to swing from one end of the emotional spectrum to the next. You’ll often find yourself on the receiving end of some obsessively intense attractions but you’re certainly prone to experiencing all-consuming feelings of attraction toward the object of your desire. Go ahead, give it love a chance.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 18, 2015
On Friday we come to the Pisces First Quarter Moon. In Antinous Moon Magic this is the CONSORTIUM MOON of partnership, commitment and belonging ... it is symbolized by the wedding ring ... Because it always occurs towards the end of the year, the Consortium Moon represents the cyclical nature of the year, the ending of one year and the beginning of a new year ... Tonight is a beneficent night for meditation or rituals concerning relationships and all things that are bound by a circle of togetherness ... In health matters, it refers to blood and the circulatory system ... This is the Lunar phase of the Circle of Life, the inter-connectedness of all things.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 19, 2015
On Saturday "mental" Mercury aligns in conjunction with "investigative" Pluto, allowing us the chance to deftly channel our "inner detective" to get to the bottom of things, if we so desire ... although, we may also want to practice some measure of discretion with respect to how, when, and with whom we ultimately decide to share any of our findings. As most of us know: once we put something "out there," it’s there for good. By the way, the Scottish writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of "Sherlock Holmes," had his natal Mercury in a tight conjunction with Pluto in Taurus in his "hidden" twelfth house. Michael Jackson was another person with this same planetary aspect, an influence which can also give us a "flair for the dramatic." Mercury-Pluto also tends to inject more passion (Pluto) into our communications (Mercury)..
SUNDAY DECEMBER 20, 2015
On Sunday vengeance and enmity ignite erupt when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, completing a week dominated by explosive Uranian configurations. This is the second time this year that Mercury square Uranus has plagued us. The last time, in mid-July, was a time rife with mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between December 21 and 27 when we come to the December Solstice and when we come to the Cancer Full Moon, which is the lunar phase we call the LUNUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic — the Moon of Moons! This is a Full Moon which brings out powerful emotions. Because this Full Moon always occurs during December/January, it is emotional farewell to the old year and heart-felt welcoming of the new year. You will shed sentimental tears for loved ones you have lost during the past year, not to mention a job or other things you may have lost .... More details next time ....