SEPTEMBER 1 to 18, 2016
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st, 2016
On Thursday we come to the Virgo New Moon, which is the lunar phase in Antinous Moon Magic we call the PLOTINA MOON in honor of Emperor Trajan's wife, the Empress Plotina, who lobbied on Hadrian's behalf, ensuring he would be Hadrian's successor ... The Spirit of the Plotina Moon is the Spirit of the Crone, the Wise Woman, the White Witch, the Great Mother Isis ... But "she" is a Spirit Guide who transcends gender — she is the ancient gay wizard in your soul. This New Moon signals the beginning of the last third of the calendar year. It is time to start wrapping up your projects for this year ... and making good on those bold and ambitious New Year's Resolutions.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 2nd-4th, 2016
This is going to be a tense and difficult weekend when upheavals occur and when political assassins and terrorists find ample opportunities to do their mischief. First of all, problems arise out of no where when the Sun squares off against Saturn, as it does twice a year. Saturn is the cosmic teacher, focusing the rays of the intuitive Pisces Sun on problems in your life which need to be corrected ... and giving you insights to solutions to those problems. Making matters worse, Neptune rises at sunset to make its once-a-year opposition to the Sun. Dreamy Neptune creates a smokescreen of illusion, confusion and profusion of conflicting images which overwhelms the conscientious Virgo Sun. On the down side, you may find yourself unable to see clearly which route to take in life. On the plus side, you perceive intuitive insights which ordinarily are lost in the glare of the sun. And there's more: Retrograde Mercury aligns with Jupiter to bring you mixed blessings from the past. These tidings from the past could be a check which you forgot to cash ... or they could be bills you forgot to pay!
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 2016
On Monday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in challenging opposition to explosive Aries Uranus to empower you to make spontaneous decisions on the spur of the moment. Brilliant ideas come to you instantly from out of no where. You easily start new projects for the new week.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th, 2016
On Tuesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD engages in a terrific trine aspect with dreamy Neptune to boost your intuitive skills. Your emotions are deep and profound and your empathic antennae are able to pick up the slightest feelings from people around you ... or even the feelings of loved ones at a great distance from you.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, 2016
At midweek 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. Meanwhile, you will really want to get together with good friends when caring-sharing Venus forms an exceedingly fortuitous sextile aspect with insightful Saturn. We're talking about long-term friends, people you have known and loved the longest — or people with whom you really want to form a long-lasting friendship.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8th, 2016
On Thursday we come to the Sagittarius First Quarter Moon, which we call the EQUESTRIAN MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... the Lunar Phase we associate with spiritual movement and progress, astral travel and astral projection ... On the material level, this Lunar Phase is excellent for making travel plans and for carrying out rituals for a safe journey with bountiful spiritual rewards ... or at least for washing that vehicle of yours.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9th, 2016
On Friday the biggest astrological change of the year occurs when Jupiter changes signs on September 9th, 2016, leaving behind the earth sign Virgo and entering the air sign Libra where it remains until October 2017. Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit the sun, spending about 12 months a year in each sign. So think back to where you were in your life a dozen years ago ... in 2004 ... and you may get an idea of what to expect for the coming year. JUPITER IN LIBRA Jupiter in Libra seeks out peace and harmony and desires balance and fairness in the world. It’s a tall order but there will be some stand-out examples, especially involving Sun Libra individuals who will be leading the way.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10th, 2016
This is a weekend full of contradictions when Saturn is at right angles to nebulous Neptune. Sagittarius Saturn encourages you to be fair-minded and just in all your dealings with others. But Retrograde Neptune in dreamy Pisces blurs all the distinctions between right and wrong, left and right and up and down. And because Neptune is Retrograde, you sense a vague nostalgia for the way things used to be and delude yourself into thinking things used to be more just and fair ... when in fact they weren't. On the interpersonal level, this means you tend to misinterpret or overlook the intentions of other people. On the larger level, this means carelessness and miscalculations can lead to accidents with far-reaching ramifications. Drive carefully!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th, 2016
On Sunday Venus and Pluto square off at a 90-degree right angle. This creates an explosive situation for interpersonal relationships. Because Pluto is Retrograde, thorny old issues come to the fore again. It begins at the breakfast table over corn flakes when you say you want to go shopping and your alpha-male boyfriend starts in saying that it's typical of you to go off and spend money and waste time while he has to clean the house. Next thing you know, the two of you have been screaming at each other for hours. Remember that we always say astrology is a tool to master such situations. Venus-square-Pluto is a golden opportunity to rediscover the things you love about your lover. Okay, so he's a bitch-on-wheels. So what? He's your bitch-on-wheels and the two of you love each other. Make a stab at helping him clean the house — and sneak online and buy needless stuff on eBay when he's not looking.
MON.-THURSDAY SEPT. 12th-15th, 2016
This week is dominated by ornery Mars in some highly ornery configurations to the Sun and Mercury which will cause the Earth to rumble ... politically, societally and geologically. The THE YEAR OF MARS 2016 certainly lives up to its name this week. First off on Monday, Mercury is at right angles to Mars. Some astrologers say this is when people sharpen their swords, but we prefer to say it is when people sharpen their tongues to use as weapons! Remember that lovely line from "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde (who is a Saint of Antinous, by the way): "On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure." This is an aspect which encourages people to say vicious and intentionally hurtful things. People are overly persnickety and bitchy and downright mean. You'll be amazed how true this is. Later, the Sun also squares off against Mars to make people violent, impulsive. People throw themselves headlong into situations without ever thinking of the consequences of their actions. This can cause a lot of problems. People cannot stand still and channel badly the energy which they possesse. As if that were not enough, Mercury aligns in conjunction with the Sun. 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.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16th, 2016
On Friday we come to the Pisces Full Moon ... In heterosexual astrology, the Pisces Full Moon is just a moon of sensual spiritual energy. But in Antinous Gay Moon Magic, this is the HOMOTHEOSIS MOON ... the archetype of gay sexuality ... when your sexual dreams can come true ... This hot Full Moon tells you it may be time to take your relationship to a whole new level ... This lunar phase helps you to deepen your love relationships in meaningful ways, making constructive compromises which allow each partner freedom while strengthening the bonds which unite you both.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17th, 2016
On Saturday it is high time to break free of chains which have bound you for far too long when Sagittarius Mars forms a liberating trine aspect with Aries Uranus. In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the "Stonewall Configuration" because the Stonewall Riots best demonstrate what can happen ... an explosive and wholly unexpected rebellion. Because both planets are in fire signs, this aspect can spawn a sudden rupture or disruption of global consequences ... with long-lasting consequences. Uranus is Retrograde right now, which means these chains have been restraining us for much longer than necessary. Mars in exuberant Sagittarius says it is time to break the chains, and Uranus in impulsive Aries says the chains must be broken with no regard for danger or peril.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th, 2016
On Sunday, you may experience love at first sight when love planet Venus is in opposition to spontaneous Uranus. But this opposition can just as easily also bring about instant divorce. Whatever happens in your relationships (including business relationships), it will be sudden and unforeseen.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between September 19th and 25th when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun. This is the Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which is the DISCORDIA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... The goddess Discordia can be a powerful friend ... or deadly foe. Many gay men have assertiveness problems. On a gay spiritual level, the Discordia Moon shines its light on problem areas where you need to stand up and assert yourself. Anger is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Meditations and rituals during the Discordia Moon can help you in identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function so that it can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life .... More details next time ....