MARCH 2nd to 12th, 2017
THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2017
This entire week is one of the most extraordinary in years when Mars engages in volatile configurations with a number of major planets to shake up not only the world, but also your personal life. This is the flaming climax to the THE YEAR OF MARS 2016-17 which began at the March Equinox last year and will end at this year's Equinox. The final few weeks will be explosive now that Mars is in its home base of Aries. This week you can brace for Mars conjunction Uranus, Mars opposition Jupiter and Mars trine Saturn even as Jupiter opposition Uranus revs up the energy even higher. This is a week when you must expect the unexpected: assassinations, revolutions, financial chaos, political coups ... just for starters. And in your personal life you must brace for microcosm reverberations in your domestic relations and job situations.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2017
On Friday Venus turns around and goes Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) from now until April 15th. Retrograde Venus is about re-visiting, re-working or re-vising relationships of all kinds. On the personal relationships level, Retrograde Venus means you can expect to hear from "old flames" and ex-partners and people you haven't heard from in years. They'll suddenly be inviting you to "Friend" them. But Retrograde Venus warns you that you can never go backwards in relationships, only forwards. Remember that the emphasis is on "re-working" and "re-viewing" — and that means you need to take a good, hard look at those old relationships and see whether they still have any promise for the future. You may find that you don't need to "Friend" just every old friend.
SAT.-SUNDAY, MARCH 4th-5th, 2017
This weekend we come to the Gemini First Quarter moon ... the lunar phase we call the JACKAL MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Jackal in Antinous oracular arts is the embodiment of cunning and skill and sleight-of-hand and being slightly dodgy and sneaky but also being incredibly adept and learned in the ways of the world. The Gemini First Quarter Moon is the March moon of the Trickster, who taunts and teases, who plays tricks, who leads the soul through dark and treacherous passages ... who is more treacherous than any Underworld foe ... but whose cunning enables him to bring his charges to their goal. Meditations and rituals carried out tonight are best suited for looking beyond the the veil of lies and deceit that others (or we ourselves) throw over our eyes to prevent us from seeing clearly. This is also a very good night for finding canny and cunning solutions to difficult problems ... strategies for out-smarting those who seek to pull the wool over our eyes.
MON.-THURSDAY, MARCH 6th-9th, 2017
This week the Sun aligns with Mercury and both of them form a fortuitous sextile aspect with Pluto Mercury and Pluto which facilitates negotiations with authority figures such as your boss. At last, you can expect answers to some questions which have been plaguing you for the longest time. It may take a little digging, but Mercury sextile Pluto mean that the answer will be found. This Mercury/Sun-sextile-Pluto aspect sextile brings you recognition, success and amazing abilities to make your wishes come true. You may also find that your skills at haggling are improved — enabling you to make cost-effective bargains in negotiations ... and in purchases.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017
On Friday Mars the planet of action will enter Taurus and remain there until April 21st. When the God of War meets the sign of the Bull, things can plod along slowly and move at a snail's pace. While it may seem like slow going, it is a wonderful time to tackle those projects that need endurance and stamina. Mars is all about action, ambition, impulse and drive. The planet Mars was named for the ancient Roman God of War. When channeled improperly Mars energy can lead to excessive anger, violence and war. However, when used constructively this energy can invoke passion, motivation and determination. Now consider the energy of Taurus. The Bull is a stubborn and territorial animal; large and capable of aggression when provoked. While it may seem like slow going, it is a wonderful time to tackle those projects that need endurance and stamina. So putting the forces of Mars and the sign of the Bull together is a little bit like having an irresistible force meet an immovable object. Mars wants to go, go, go and Taurus wants to stubbornly remain still. Things will seem like they are at a standoff during this period. However that doesn’t mean you won't get things accomplished.
SAT-SUNDAY, MARCH 11th-12th, 2017
This weekend you may find yourself feeling a bit guilty, a bit self-critical, a bit inadequate and very defensive when Mercury squares off against Saturn and when we come to the Virgo Full Moon. In Antinous Moon Magic, this is the DIANA MOON ... the moon of sisterhood, of kindred spirits in whom you can confide ... and a "sister" need not be blood related ... or even female ... you have a "sister" and tonight's full moon helps you find her.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between March 13th and 19th when we come to the Capricorn Third Quarter Moon which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the HADRIAN'S WALL MOON of stubborn intransigence and immovable barriers. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Hadrian's Wall Lunar Phase is the embodiment of hindrances and blockages. It represents the barriers that stand in your way. It is all barriers and obstacles to progress. Meditations and rituals conducted on this night are best suited for focusing on blockages in your life, situations and issues which prevent you from moving forward. These can be manifested by persons or situations around you. But most often, we find during meditations on this night that we have erected prison walls around ourselves, we are blocking ourselves from the freedom we so earnestly desire. This Lunar Phase is saying it is time to break out! ... More details next time ....