Sunday, January 31, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: JAN. 26 — FEB. 15, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 26 to FEB. 15, 2016


If you have read Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," you may remember that the entire entry for the planet Earth was two worlds: "mostly harmless." Those two words sum up this week when there are no major astrological configurations. Enjoy the relative peace and quiet … you will need your strength later in the year 2016.


Overnight Friday/Saturday Mercury aligns in conjunction with Pluto … for the second time in a week. Last week Mercury was Retrograde, conjuring up unsorted messes from the past. This week Mercury is going forward again, but the alignment with Pluto in stubborn Capricorn is nonetheless annoying. You find yourself being asked nosey and unpleasant questions and and also find you are being challenged about everything you do. Don't worry! Mercury moves fast and will be out of this configuration by Monday at the latest.


Overnight Sunday/Monday we come to the the Scorpio Third Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment. Meditations and rituals carried out during this Lunar Phase are best suited for seeking to come to terms with loss and finding areas in your life where you may unconsciously be causing yourself loss or sadness. This Lunar Phase is NOT about giving in to loss and grief, but rather it is about moving through them to find new ways towards growth and fulfillment.


On Tuesday 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.


At midweek your self-confidence gets a boost when Mars forms an ego-boosting sextile aspect with Pluto. You feel empowered to demand a pay increase or anything else you feel you deserve. You also feel energized to take on ambitious projects. Meanwhile, the Sun forms a cosy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in store for 2016. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this New Year, you now have a chance to analyze and study what needs to be done to ensure things are smoother the rest of the year.


Friday night could be the ultimate date night of the year 2016 when Venus aligns with Pluto while squaring off against Uranus, and when the Sun forms a sexy sextile with Uranus and when Mercury forms a trine aspect with Jupiter. Later in the weekend the Sun squares off against Mars and Venus forms a sextile aspect with Mars. All of these aspects taken together enhance the chances for a surprise encounter which could change your love life ... for the better. Go ahead: Take a chance on love.


The week starts off with one of the most joyous New Moons — the AQUARIUS NEW MOON — which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the OBELISK MOON — the lunar phase embodying knowledge in all its forms, knowledge which is gained through study and learning. The Aquarius New Moon is also always CHINESE NEW YEAR and this is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. Besides being a fiery presidential election year in the USA, this could also be a year of devastating fires, volcanic eruptions and withering heat ... El NiƱo alarm in store this year.


On Wednesday, you might want to purchase a lottery ticket when Venus is in a trine with lucky Jupiter even as the optimistic Sagittarius Sun forms a trine with winner-take-all Uranus. Not only is this Venus/Jupiter configuration good for making money, but it also greatly enhances chances of love and romance. So, go ahead — take a chance on love ... again.


At the end of the week, Uranus and Pluto renew their on-again, off-again square aspect to each other ... a dramatic cosmic configuration which has brought about the "Arab Spring," the Ukraine Crisis, the Ebola panic and other ongoing turmoil for many months now. This 90-degree, right-angle aspect is exact again today to throw open the portals on hatred and enmity. The Earth will shake ... perhaps literally spawning quakes and tremors and tidal waves. On the positive side: You can use this powerful energy to break free of chains that have shackled you for far too long.


On Saturday, it's time to take advantage of those Valentine's Day Sales and buy a new smartphone, tablet or other communications device when Mercury re-enters the tech-friendly and communications-conscious sign of Aquarius for the second time in recent weeks after going Retrograde for the past three weeks and slipping "backwards" into Capricorn. This is the best time of year for communications technology upgrades.

SUNDAY/MONDAY FEB. 14/15, 2016

Overnight Sunday, we come to the Taurus First Quarter Moon, the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON ... this moon is perfect for Valentine's Day! Also: your optimism is only matched by your ambition when Mars forms a sextile aspect with Jupiter. You will feel capable of achieving anything and will want to go for the gold. So go for it!.


Another exciting week lies ahead between February 15 and 21 when you may find yourself feeling a bit guilty, a bit self-critical, a bit inadequate. That's the Virgo Full Moon ... but in Antinous Moon Magic, this is the DIANA MOON ... the moon of sisterhood, of kindred spirits in whom you can confide ... and a "sister" need not be blood related ... or even female ... you have a "sister" and tonight's full moon helps you find her .... More details next time ....

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