DECEMBER 15 to 25, 2016
THURS-FRIDAY DEC. 15th-16th, 2016
On Thursday and Friday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for more than 20 hours across all time zones — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period — nothing bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.
SAT-SUNDAY DEC. 17th-18th, 2016
This weekend promises to be quietly romantic when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD engages in sexy configurations with love planet Venus and also with impetuous, love-at-first-sight Uranus. Otherwise, there are no major planetary aspects, which means you should enjoy the lull while it lasts ... as tensions mount next week!
MONDAY DECEMBER 19th, 2016
On Monday, Mars leaves cold and logical Aquarius and dives into the waters of Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea ... lots of steam and boiling ... and the cosmos conspires to make your dreams come true! In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next five weeks, until Mars enter Aries on January 28, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 20th, 2016
On Tuesday Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until January 8th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. Because Mercury is in Capricorn, RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Capricorn-related areas of job, career, finances as well as communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!
WEDS.-FRIDAY DEC. 21st-23rd, 2016
On Tuesday at 10:45 Universal Time (1:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous) the sun "stands still" ("Sol Stasis") — the December 21, 2016, Solstice. The emphasis during this year's Solstice is on health because it coincides with the Virgo Third Quarter Moon, which brings down powerful healing energies. In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the AESCULAPIUS MOON in honor of the Classical god of the physician's art. Meditation and rituals carried out tonight are ideal for bringing down healing energies for yourself and those you love during the coming year. This is the SOLSTICE MOON OF ANTINOUS!
SAT.-SUNDAY DEC. 24th-25th, 2016
This Saturnalia/Christmas weekend is special because Saturn forms a rare trine aspect with Uranus — a configuration which occurs only every couple of couple of decades. Saturn trine Uranus is the "Time Travel" aspect in astrology, when impetuous Uranus rips away all constraints of "Father Time" (Saturn) in order to enable you to peer into other Space/Time dimensions. As if that were not enough, Venus engages in these positive configurations: Venus trine Jupiter ensures good fortune in matters of money and relationships, Venus sextile Saturn shows you which relationships in your life have long-term possibilities and which friends will be by your side for the long run, and Venus sextile Uranus brings new friends and business partners into your life. Not only are these fortuitous configurations good for making money, but they also greatly enhance chances of love and romance. So, go ahead — take a chance on love.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between December 26th and January 1st when we come to the Capricorn New Moon, which we call the LAMIA MOON of dark magic. Meditation and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for rooting out malaise and sickness and for diminishing evil sendings. Look for areas in your life where you may be detrimental to yourself, may be working against yourself or may be making yourself sick, perhaps literally so ... More details next time ....