MAY 11th to 28th, 2017
THURSDAY, May 11th, 2017
On Thursday reckless Gemini Mars squares off against nebulous Pisces Neptune. Imagine yourself barreling down a freeway at high speed ... and suddenly being enveloped in a fog bank which cuts visibility to zero. If you don't reduce speed immediately, you are bound for disaster. Gemini Mars is the fast sports car thundering down the highway ... and Pisces Neptune is the fog bank ... and you are in the driver's seat. This astrological configuration spells trouble for people who proceed full speed through life without any regard to their surroundings. They will come a cropper this week. However, this Mars/Neptune Square configuration is excellent for people who have latent intuitive, artistic or spiritual talents ... like Antinous-Dionysus. Mars invigorates and enlivens these talents. So the answer is: Proceed with caution, but keep your eyes open for brilliant new opportunities and insights which otherwise would have flashed past you unseen at high speed.
FRIDAY, May 12th, 2017
On Friday the work week ends on an industrious note when 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. You'll remember that Mercury trine Saturn occurred on April 24th ... when Mercury was retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth). Now Mercury is going forward. that means preparations you made in the past will begin to yield results.
SAT-SUNDAY, May 13-14, 2017
This weekend you may feel like a "noble knight" when Mars forms a trine aspect with the Jupiter. Unfortunately, Mars trine Jupiter many people may become deluded that they are superheroes, using others as kindling to start fires — not always literally often metaphorically. Either way, it is just so they can be seen to be the hero and put it out and destroy the lives of others in the process. Beware of crusaders who urge you to take part in some sacred battle. And beware of demagogues who insist they are fighting a holy war, sacrificing the lives of many innocent men women and children in the name of war or competition for basic/personal needs, just so they look like the hero.
MON-TUESDAY, May 15-16, 2017
Worried about money? Mercury helps! Overnight Monday/Tuesday Mercury leaves fiery Aries and strides into solid Taurus … for the second time in 2017 … to focus on money, investments, finances, transactions and planning for a financially secure future. Retrograde Mercury slipped backwards into Aries for a couple of weeks. But now that Mercury is "going forward" again as seen from the Earth, it will be in from now until 7 June 2017 ... extra long because Mercury will be Retrograde for three weeks. Taurus Mercury wants you to be comfortably wealthy!
WED-THURSDAY, May 17-18, 2017
On Wednesday opportunity knocks at the door when Venus shifts into opposition to Jupiter. This configuration boosts opportunities for lucrative job advancement ... but only if you are open to such opportunities. Also, the Venus-opposition-Jupiter aspect is a textbook warning about over-indulgence and over-spending. In addition, overnight Wednesday-Thursday the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.
FRIDAY, May 19th, 2017
On Friday the Saturn-Trine-Uranus aspect that has dominated 2017 is in full force again. Are you afraid of failure? Are you trapped in a vicious circle of fear and doubt? Remember Icarus! Right now Saturn Trine Uranus encourages you to take a big risk, just as Icarus did. We call this configuration the ICARUS ASPECT. Priests of Antinous say: Don't condemn Icarus for flying too high. Praise him for daring to escape the imprisoning labyrinth of darkness and despair.
SAT-SUNDAY, May 20-21, 2017
By the time Sun enters Gemini this weekend each of you ... whatever your age and star sign ... will realize the truth that this year's YEAR OF THE SUN is a STRONG year and is creating MAJOR changes in your life. The only problem for "some" stubborn people will be refusing to go along with the changes … even so … it's going to happen anyway. During Sun in Taurus last month many of you will have experienced good changes and good coincidences ... you will also have experienced moments of clarity and truth … and ... anything that needs changing you will have seen it and done something about it. The good news is that during Sun in Gemini 21st May to 20th June 2017 everything happens much easier … that's because Gemini is an OPEN star sign that creates changes via communication.
MON-WEDNESDAY, May 22-24, 2017
This week will be explosive when Venus and Pluto square off at a 90-degree right angle. This creates an explosive situation for interpersonal relationships. 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 I said 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.
THURS-FRIDAY, May 25-26, 2017
Overnight Thursday-Friday we come to the Gemini New Moon — a good time to set a goal for the coming four weeks. And given the presence of Gemini energy, it's an auspicious time to begin gathering the information you will need to set this mission in motion. In Antinous Moon Magic we call the Gemini New Moon the MERCURY/HERMES MOON because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy.
SAT-SUNDAY, May 27-28, 2017
This weekend your intuition is enhanced when Mercury forms a sextile aspect with dreamy Neptune. You should trust your intuition about financial and business matters, but be wary of fast-talking con-men who try to cloud your mind. You can count on finding the right word at the right time by trusting your inner voice.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 29th and June 4th when we come to the Virgo First Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase we call the MOON OF MELANCHOLY ... but don't worry ... it can be your "lucky" moon ... In English-speaking countries, "Melancholy" is almost a dirty word. Puritan upbringing has conditioned us to grin and bear it, to adopt a stiff-upper-lip attitude ... Other cultures are not so uptight about acknowledging this feeling of sadness. They realize it is a necessary part of life. It is what the French call "larmoyant" — a lovely word which suggests there is great beauty in sadness ... For example, crying at the movies is very beautiful and cleansing for the soul ... it is cathartic and healthy ... Meditations and rituals on this night are best suited for identifying the source of sadness in your life. If you find the source of sadness in your life, then this Lunar Phase provides you with the energy to effect changes which will move you out of melancholy into the next lunar phase ... More details next time ....