MAY 5th to 15th, 2016
THURSDAY MAY 5th, 2016
Thursday is dominated by a beneficent trine aspect between the Taurus Sun and Virgo Jupiter. This is a bright spot coming after weeks of doom-and-gloom moodiness. Jupiter has been Retrograde (going backwards as seen from Earth) since January 8, 2016, and is nearing the end of that Retrograde phase ... May 9, 2016. You have experienced four months of introspection and review. You may have felt you were spinning your wheels much of the time. And because Retrograde Jupiter has been in workaday Virgo for the entire time, you have had to rely more upon hard work than upon luck, despite the fact that Jupiter is the luckiest planet in the Zodiac. When Jupiter turns retrograde, the action of Jupiter is reversed so that the emphasis is upon inner awareness and inner growth. When opportunities arise while Jupiter is retrograde, they are the result of seeds planted in the past from people met or connections made in the past.This week's Sun-trine-Jupiter aspect represents the "light at the end of the tunnel" for this long and difficult period.
FRIDAY MAY 6th, 2016
On Friday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun in Taurus for the TAURUS NEW MOON the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON because he was a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called a Golden Age. The TAURUS NEW MOON highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and 2nd House themes (material security, values, self-worth). On a spiritual/higher plane, the New Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 7th-8th, 2016
This weekend the Sun is in a positively profound trine with Pluto that enables you to get down and dirty and show what is really inside of you ... deep ... down ... inside. This is a good day to grow beyond yourself ... shed your old shy image the way a snake sheds its skin ... and present your shining inner self to the world.
MONDAY MAY 9th, 2016
On Monday a rare and spectacular cosmic event occurs when Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. Ordinarily, Mercury is above or below the solar disc, but when Mercury transits the Sun, it can be observed as a black dot moving across the face of the sun. This is not only an awesome sight, it strikes awe and foreboding into the hearts of many people, particularly because Mercury is Retrograde right now. Old astrology texts dating back to Ancient Rome call this a potentially hazardous time, and speak of a "Scorched Mercury" which impairs communications and judgment. But in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC, we see that very differently. This Sun/Mercury conjunction is indeed intense, but in a positive way. Antinous/Mercury focuses the gay spiritual light of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte right at you. Open your spiritual heart to the light and joy and permit it to burn away all doubt and all fear and trepidation. Most people live in spiritual darkness. They are like people who live in caves and are afraid of sunlight because it hurts their eyes. But should we shun the light and stay in the cave with them? Antinous/Mercury says it's safe to open your spiritual eyes — and spiritual heart — and become accustomed to the light.
TUESDAY MAY 10th, 2016
On Tuesday Jupiter ends its four-month Retrograde period and turns Direct. This is a joyous turn-about. Venus forms a happy trine aspect with Jupiter which underscores a return to hope and optimism about the future. If you have been waiting to see movement on some major project for the past 16 weeks, you can look forward to progress at last. Direct Jupiter is also a boon for travel, learning and spiritual pursuits.
WEDS-THURSDAY MAY 11th-12th, 2016
At mid-week Mercury, Venus and Pluto bring good fortune to long-term relationships ... or bring about a rendezvous with ex-partners. Mercury and Venus form gentle trine aspects with Pluto which cement relationships and give you the right words for making things permanent. Because Mercury is Retrograde right now, you may get a message from an old flame who rekindles desires you thought were long extinguished.
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.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 16 and 22 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 .... More details next time ....