JUNE 23 to JULY 10, 2016
THURSDAY-FRIDAY JUNE 23rd-24th, 2016
The stresses of the Full Moon Solstice are intensified when Mercury is in a tight, 90-degree square angle to Jupiter. Beware of online websites that promote gross exaggerations or promises that sound too good to be true — because most likely they aren't true. Or on a whim, you might take on a large assignment on the mistaken belief that you can easily manage it, when in fact it overwhelms you. Moderation and caution are the keywords for Mercury square Jupiter. On the other hand: don't be so cautious that you fail to buy a lottery ticket — because Mercury square Jupiter can sometimes favor the underdog with unexpected good fortune.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JUNE 25th/26th, 2016
This weekend you'll be glad you bought that lottery ticket when Lady Luck smiles on you. Lucky Jupiter and career-minded Pluto form a trine aspect which is highly conducive for prosperity. This is a good weekend to sit down and update your job applications and send out new ones. Security and self-confidence underpin your dealings this weekend.
MONDAY/TUESDAY JUNE 27th/28th, 2016
The week starts off with a military bang we come to the Aries Third Quarter Moon, which is the lunar phase of the determined warrior we call the TRIBUNE MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... This lunar phase is particularly powerful this year because it occurs precisely when the Mercury is in an impulsive sextile aspect with Uranus and love goddess Venus is in a dreamy trine with Neptune. If you are someone lacking in self-assertiveness, then ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is sending assertiveness your way on his moonbeams tonight ... so that you can forge ahead in with determination and vigor ... The Tribune Moon is about confronting your fears ... above all, your fear of baring your true self to others. It is about turning your weaknesses into your strengths. It is about transforming destructive energies into constructive ones. It is about finding ... and fulfilling ... your destiny ... Meditations and rituals this night are best suited for finding ways to assert your will constructively ... for the benefit of yourself and for others.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th, 2016
Overnight Wednesday/Thursday a major change occurs for 2016 when Mars ends 11 weeks of retrograde (backwards) motion which began April 17th and now starts going Direct (or forward as seen from Earth) again through the Martian sign of Scorpio. Sexual and other relationship frustrations of recent months disappear when Mars marches forward again to face new challenges for the rest of the year. After all, we are in the middle of THE YEAR OF MARS 2016 and many new challenges lie ahead.
THURSDAY JUNE 30th, 2016
Early Thursday Mercury leaves its home base of Gemini and enters emotion-oriented Cancer, so that your Conscious Mind will find itself engulfed in emotions during its brief visit of only two weeks to Cancer. This is the time to give voice to your emotions.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY JULY 1st/2nd, 2016
This will be one of the most romantic weekends of the year when Venus is in powerful configurations for love ... and money. Venus is in 180-degree opposition to Pluto even as the love goddess is also in a positive sextile aspect with lucky and expansive Jupiter. In business matters, these configurations can result in highly successful financial speculation. Money drops into your lap. In romantic matters, you may find yourself falling headlong deeply in love. And because Pluto is involved, you can revive a longterm relationship and give it new life.
SUNDAY JULY 3rd, 2016
On Sunday meditation and astral travel are enhanced by the Cancer Sun and Pisces Neptune. Sun trine Neptune enhances your ability to lift the veil between the worlds and to perceive spirits in other realms. You can also receive messages from the beyond and communicate more effectively with your higher self and with spirit guides during this profoundly spiritual configurations. Because Neptune is retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) you can delve into past-life incarnations.
MONDAY JULY 4th, 2016
Monday is a holiday not only in the USA when the gentle and romantic CANCER NEW MOON soothes the tensions of recent days and weeks. In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC we call this the ADONIS MOON ... the lunar phase which enhances relationships ... Antinous has always been identified with Adonis, the god of beauty and desire, and a central figure in various mystery religions ... Adonis is the divine ideal lover ... Rituals and meditations tonight are best suited for focusing on your lover ... or how to find a lover ... or simply a good night for being with your lover.
TUESDAY JULY 5th, 2016
Tuesday promises to be a gossipy sort of day when pouty Cancer Mercury is in a trine with vague and dreamy Neptune. You will need to be careful not to misinterpret casual remarks when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects to Venus, Mars and unpredictable Uranus.
WEDNESDAY JULY 6th, 2016
Love is in the air on Tuesday when Venus forms a generous trine aspect with Mars. This is not a critical date but it can favor reconciling couples ... or at least reconciling masculine/feminine aspects of your own personality. You should re-evaluate the relationship rather than jump back into the situation. Relationships are one of your greatest areas of learning and it's not always easy living side-by-side with people who aren't you. Everyone’s different and sometimes those differences are extreme ... radically different opinions or different beliefs about what’s right and wrong. Sometimes those differences are not as extreme but often play out as if they are ... different culture, social class, upbringing or religion. In mythology, Venus and Mars are feisty lovers and not faithful to one another at all. Yet, there’s potential here for you to decide to live in love, to embrace a more passionate existence and to stand hand in hand with the people closest to you. Venus and Mars hold promise for sensuality, falling in love, making love, staying in love and loving the ones you're with.
THURSDAY JULY 7th, 2016
Thursday is the best day of the summer for signing nuptial agreements when the Sun and Mercury align in perfect conjunction in romantic Cancer. Mercury is also in opposition to Pluto, which means any agreement signed today will last forever ... if not longer. Meanwhile, Venus square Uranus means anything might happen at the altar ... like in those screwball comedies when the groom runs off with the best man at the last minute.
FRIDAY JULY 8th, 2016
The work week could end in strife when the Sun is in opposition to Pluto. But help is on the way when Cancer Mercury forms a silver-tongued sextile aspect with Virgo Jupiter to ensure that only words fly ... and not fists.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 9th/10th, 2016
This promises to be a highly fortuitous weekend when the Sun forms a sextile aspect with lucky Jupiter. Keep your eyes open for opportunities for good fortune.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between July 11th and 17th when we come to the Libra First Quarter Moon, the beautiful moon of balance and equilibrium we call the VENUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... This is Venus Genetrix, the Mother of Rome ... Rituals and meditations tonight are best suited for questions about your mother or your "inner mother" and also about finding flexible solutions to problems. The serpentine qualities of the "Snake Goddess Moon" offer insights into how to slither around or through seemingly impervious barriers in life .... More details next time ....