APRIL 20 to MAY 7, 2017
THURSDAY, April 20th, 2017
On Thursday your brain is ablaze with often confusing and conflicting ideas when Retrograde Mercury aligns 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, April 21st, 2017
On Friday, Mars leaves stodgy Taurus and charges into Gemini. Gemini Mars is very reckless with little details like the truth, preferring ham-fisted propaganda and outright lies instead. Mars is in Gemini from now until June 4, 2017. This is the period of 2017 with the most energy, enthusiasm and determination.
SAT-SUNDAY, April 22-23, 2017
This weekend, Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn ... for the third and final time this year. Both planets have been Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth), and this is the third time this year that they have been in a square configuration. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a role to play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well. Think back to what happened on 27th January ... and again on 8th April ... when these two planets were in a square configuration. The problems that cropped up then will be revisited ... and now is your third and final opportunity to resolve them.
MON-TUESDAY, April 24-25, 2017
This week starts off on an industrious note when Retrograde Mercury forms a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Retrograde Saturn which empowers you with perseverance (Saturn) and clear forms of expression (Mercury) to make some serious long-term plans for the future. Because both planets are Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth), preparations you made in the past will begin to yield results.
WEDNESDAY, April 26th, 2017
On Wednesday 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.
THURSDAY, April 27th, 2017
On Thursday the most outrageous statements turn out to be absolutely true when Mercury aligns in conjunction with impetuous Uranus in Aries. A politician will say something which sounds far too unbelievable to be true. Believe it! This is the kind of day serendipitous miracles occur. A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.
FRIDAY, April 28th, 2017
On Friday Venus leaves dreamy and romantic Pisces and charges into hot and horny Aries .. for the second time this year ... after having gone Retrograde during March and early April. Sitting in front of your computer wistfully fantasizing about Mr. Right suddenly gives way to the urge to go out and find him ... and not stop until you have found him. Aries Venus can be overly assertive and me-firsty in relationships. But if you are congenitally shy and retiring, this means you may finally work up the audacity to stand up for yourself ... and about time, too. But move now because Venus leaves Aries on June 6th to settle down in placid and docile Taurus, where Venus prefers the comforts of home.
SAT-TUESDAY, April 29-May 2, 2017
These four days are ruled by 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.
WED-THURSDAY, May 3-4, 2017
Aren't you tired of all the computer glitches, "lost" files, travel delays and snafus of recent weeks? Take heart! Now Mercury does an about-face and starts going forward again as seen from Earth, ending three weeks of Retrograde "backwards" travel. So you can safely message friends and co-workers a prediction that certain "lost" computer files or parcels will show up by the time they go to work the next morning. Mercury going backwards creates this sort of impish mayhem with matters concerning communications, documents and money. Misplaced tickets, keys, "lost" computer files, letters and packages which vanish into postal limbo ... all are typical of Retrograde Mercury. The "lost" things turn up again as if by magic when Mercury goes Direct again. A skilled astrologer, Hadrian no doubt amazed his courtiers by accurately predicting when some "lost" document or wayward courier message would finally re-appear out of no where.
FRI-SUNDAY, May 5-7, 2017
This weekend the cosy Taurus Sun forms a dreamy sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune, inviting you to reflect introspectively about how this year is going so far, and to start dreaming about how the rest of the year may turn out. This is the perfect evening for oracle games, scrying, dream-scaping and fortune-telling.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 8th and 14th when we come to the Scorpio Full Moon ... a moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for what you are. For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... More details next time ....