SEPT. 28-OCT. 8, 2017
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2017
On Thursday, when the configuration is exact again, we are reminded that this is another week dominated by the Jupiter-opposition-Uranus aspect which has brought us so much confusion and woe. ... a rather frightening aspect which occurs only once every 12 years. The last time Jupiter opposition Uranus occurred was on 30th August 2003. These two major planets are now in exact, 180-degree opposition to each other ... and will remain very closely aligned through most of 2017. After that, they will be in opposition in 2031 and 2045. Jupiter opposite Uranus signals a year of sudden and often reckless change. On the global level, that means sudden crises caused by incautious leaders who act without thinking about what they are doing. On the personal level, you will feel a strong urge to react, or rebel against anything that is stopping you from having fun and doing what you want. The expansive nature of Jupiter, the shocking nature of Uranus, and the antagonistic nature of the opposition mean that there is likely to be particular sudden event that releases built up tension and leads to a major change in circumstances. On the spiritual level, a change in beliefs or social interaction may be all it takes to act as a "restart" which causes people to reasses their religious beliefs. At the deeper level, you are seeking a burst of higher awareness, to transcend your daily routine and bring on a spiritual growth spurt.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2017
Good news on Friday! You will be able to shift those long-stalled stalemates and problems at work ... because Pluto is moving forward again for the first time in five months. Pluto has been doing some serious house-cleaning in financial/economic markets and political infrastructures around the world, tearing down old structures and replacing them with new ones (as you can read in the headlines every day). Since April 21st, Pluto has been Retrograde, turning the focus onto introspection. But starting this week, Pluto ends its Retrograde phase and goes Direct again. Pluto direct is better for gaining control over professional and financial areas. The time of review and investigation is over. Now it is time to push the envelope and ask for that pay hike.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017
On Saturday, Mercury leaves fastidious Virgo and wings his way into laid-back Libra ... where he will sit back and chill and lounge around to Trance music from now until October 17th. Depending on your own star sign, Libra Mercury may cause you some difficulty making decisions and getting work done and generally finding your way through the highways and byways of life. Libra Mercury gets a bad reputation for being lazy, indecisive, two-faced and a downright liar. But it's not true! Well, actually, it IS a bit true ... but also not true ... both true and not true at the same time.
And that is exactly how Libra Mercury sees everything ... he sees both sides to every question ... he sees two people (or two nations) arguing and he sees that both sides are partly right ... and both sides are also partly wrong.
Libra Mercury helps to give you a balanced view of the world. He enhances your skills at mediating a compromise which is beneficial to both sides ... and beneficial to you. Libra Mercury loves harmony and balance so much that he tries to please everybody. So you may find yourself tacitly agreeing with people on both sides of an argument. That infuriates both sides, of course, and both sides accuse you of being two-faced.
In fact, you may not have agreed with either side. You wanted to tell both sides to take a hike. You only nodded in tacit agreement just to shut them up and avert open conflict. The result is that you end up being caught in the middle ... a plight that Sun Sign Librans know all too well.
So the down side of Libra Mercury is that decision-making is more difficult. You look at a restaurant menu and it ALL looks so good that you can't make up your mind ... again, a plight that Sun Sign Librans know all too well.
But the up side of Libra Mercury is that you are open to new experiences ... you pick a menu item you have never eaten before ... and it turns out to be delicious. You are driving along your regular route home from work and suddenly turn off down another street you have never explored before ... and you discover places which turn out to be wonderful.
As for being lazy ... that is also partly false ... and yet also partly true. Libra Mercury is very industrious when it comes to something that is interesting, pleasant or lovely. So you may find yourself beavering away at some fabulous project with your mind and soul concentrated solely on that fab project.
Meanwhile, boring and tedious tasks fall by the wayside. You may conveniently "forget" to do things which are uninteresting to you. Mercury Libra is the artistic genius who creates the most exquisitely inspiring art ... and yet who lives in absolute squalor and filth. Art is intensely interesting to him ... but housekeeping is intensely boring, so he "forgets" to do any house cleaning. Sun Sign Librans are experts at "forgetting" unpleasant or uninteresting things.
SUN-MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st-2nd, 2017
This will be a weekend of trials and tribulations when love goddess Venus is in opposition to Neptune even as Mars is in an ambitious trine aspect with Pluto. On Sunday be careful about the person you take home from the clubs because Venus is in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. The Venus/Neptune opposition means you may see romantic situations through lavender-colored glasses which blind you to unpleasant realities. You wake up the next morning to the stark and naked truth. But you can count on cosmic help to assert your wishes and stand up to your boss when Mars and Pluto form an ambition-driven trine aspect.
TUES-WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd-4th, 2017
This will be a week of trials and tribulations when love goddess Venus forms challenging configurations with Pluto and Mars. On Tuesday love planet Venus is in a powerful trine aspect with Pluto. Virgo Venus is looking for someone to share a nurturing life with, while Capricorn Pluto is looking for a profound relationship which endures for all eternity. So this Venus trine Pluto configuration can help you find your soul mate. Venus trine Pluto is also very good for financial and business transactions which will provide long-term yields. On Wednesday, Venus conjunction Mars in Virgo doubles down on your investment skills ... not only in business but also in love. Virgo Venus is picky about whom to trust with love and money, and Virgo Mars is equally determined to get good value for any ambitious gesture. This is an excellent opportunity to cement a relationship in love or business.
THURS-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th-6th, 2017
Overnight Thursday-Friday we come to the ARIES FULL MOON which amps up the tension levels 100 percent! Be careful: In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the LIGHTNING MOON for the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Cassius in autumn of the year 129 AD. The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year ... More details next time.
SAT-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th-8th, 2017
This weekend your mind is aflame with ideas when the Sun aligns with Mercury in Libra but tempers flare as Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between October 2nd and 8th when the Earth will shake and conflicts will rumble around the globe ... and throughout your own household 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.