MAY 13th to 30th, 2016
FRIDAY MAY 13th, 2016
Friday the 13th could be your lucky say when we come to the Leo First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the SCARAB MOON of miracles and wish-fulfillment. Meditations and rituals carried out tonight can result in an unexpected breakthrough. Eureka! Unanticipated solution. Fortuitous surprise. Sudden change for the better. Plucking victory from the jaws of defeat. An oracle reading or meditative trance can produce a sudden answer for transformation of a bad situation into something profitable.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 14th/15th, 2016
This weekend love planet Venus is in a beneficent trine aspect with Pluto. Taurus Venus is looking for someone to share a comfortable life with, while Capricorn Pluto is looking for a profound relationship which endures for all eternity. So this Venus trine Pluto configuration can help you find your soul mate. Venus trine Pluto is also very good for financial and business transactions which will provide long-term yields.
MONDAY-FRIDAY MAY 16th-20th, 2016
In 10 years of doing this column we've never seen a full week so devoid of major planetary configurations as this week is ... when no major planetary configurations occur ... until cataclysmic configurations occur next weekend.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY MAY 21st-22nd, 2016
This weekend promises to be one of the darkest and most tragic times in human history when the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to Retrograde Mars during a Full Moon even as Mercury is standing still in space and turning from Retrograde to Direct. Because Mars is Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth), long-buried conflicts and resentments from the past will flare anew. The Cold War could return with a vengeance. The threat of nuclear annihilation could take on new life. In your personal life, an old dispute with your neighbors or with your ex-lover could come home to visit you again. Be especially careful with money and possessions when we come to the SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON which we call the DENARIUS MOON because it focuses its light on treasures in your life. And because major planets are Retrograde right now, this Full Moon is the best time of the year to use ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC to open your heart to ancestral spirits, , guardians, spirit guides or past-life soul mates. They have a "treasure" of experience which they will lovingly impart to you.
MONDAY MAY 23rd, 2016
On Monday you find that lost or delayed parcels and letters have finally arrived in your mailbox. Computer files you "lost" three weeks ago suddenly turn up in a folder you hadn't checked. Your "lost" credit card turns up between sofa cushions. You finally get a job interview offer on a job application you submitted a month ago. That is because Mercury is moving forward again after having ended its three-week-long RETROGRADE MERCURY period. Now is the time to sign contracts, commit yourself to major expenditures and make big travel plans.
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY MAY 24/25th, 2016
On Tuesday Venus leaves dependable Taurus and enters flirty Gemini. If you have been thinking about spreading your wings and diversifying your love life, the coming weeks is the time to do it. Gemini Venus is also a good time to diversify money matters. Love and money will be "up in the air" for the next month, so be flexible and in order to take advantage of the airy opportunities. Then on Wednesday, the sexometer goes off the scale when flirty Gemini Venus is in exact opposition to Retrograde Sagittarius Mars, setting the tone for a long week of hot sex and romance or ... at the very least ... intense networking in the interpersonal areas of career, artistic endeavor and relationships of all kinds. Remember that Mars is Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth). So the emphasis is on "retro" in your relationships. Don't be surprised when old desires come to the fore, desires you thought had waned and cooled. This can mean a rekindling of your tired old relationship. It can also mean a surprise call or email from an old flame. Or it can mean that a former co-worker or ex-boss contacts you with an offer. Whatever it is, you will have a distinct feeling that you have "been there, done that" but that Venus/Mars are giving you a chance to put a new spin on it this time round.
THURSDAY MAY 26th, 2016
On Thursday you may feel paralyzed between optimism and pessimism when Jupiter forms a 90-degree square angle aspect to Saturn which dominates the second half of the week. This is the second Jupiter-square-Saturn configuration this year. When the first one occurred a few weeks ago, Retrograde Jupiter brought up lessons from the past. This second encounter is more future-oriented. It is a textbook case of finding fortune in misfortune. You may find that a project you have been counting on to succeed suddenly backfires ... but that this apparent "failure" turns out to be a blessing in disguise. Jupiter-square-Saturn also often suggests that you yourself become the blessing in disguise for other people. While expecting good fortune for yourself, you suddenly find yourself in the position of helping others ... which is a blessing-in-disguise for you yourself.
FRIDAY MAY 27th, 2016
On Friday Retrograde Mars backs up into Scorpio, where it will remain for the next four weeks of its long Retrograde cycle. Mars is normally strong in Scorpio, but the backwards Retrograde motion weakens its strength. You can expect to feel suspicious unease and distrust but be unable to sense where it is coming from. Keep your eyes open and your rear guard up from now until Mars turns around and goes Direct in June.
SATURDAY-MONDAY MAY 28th/30th, 2016
This weekend ... the long Memorial Day Weekend in the US ... we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call the THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the weekend will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon. It is perhaps the most spiritual of all the Lunar Phase Spirits because it knows that its wait will not be in vain. It is waiting for something it knows must and will come to pass. It is a perfect night for casting the Antinous Moon Magic "Lotus Moon Spell" to obtain your heart's desire.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between June 1st and 7th when we come to the Gemini New Moon — a good time to set a goal for the coming four weeks. And given the presence of Gemini energy, it's an auspicious time to begin gathering the information you will need to set this mission in motion. In Antinous Moon Magic we call the Gemini New Moon the MERCURY/HERMES MOON because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy .... More details next time ....