FEB. 22 - MARCH 4, 2018
THURS-FRIDAY, FEB. 22nd-23rd, 2018
Overnight Thursday-Friday 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.
SAT-SUNDAY, FEB. 24th-25th, 2018
This weekend you can expect highly conflicting planetary energies. First off, Venus and Mars are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, causing chaos in love relationships. This is the astrological textbook recipe for a relationship in which tempers are always hot, the sex is always hot, passions are always hot and in which you are fighting violently with each other one moment — and then violently having sex the next moment. Just saying. In addition, your mind shifts into visionary mode when Mercury aligns with Neptune in dreamy Pisces. Pay special attention to your dreams ... and that includes day dreams. On Sunday, the Sun forms a cosy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in store for the year. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this New Year, you now have a chance to analyse and study what needs to be done to ensure things are smoother the rest of the year.
MON-WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26th-28th, 2018
This week is dominated by Mercury conjunction Venus as they interact with other major planets to make this a very special week indeed. Things will be explosive when Mercury/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. Meanwhile, Mercury and Venus both form a trine aspect with Jupiter. Don't believe much of anything you hear when Mercury forms a chatty trine aspect with Jupiter, and be careful not to over-indulge or spend too much money when Venus trine Jupiter encourages you to splurge. Mercury loves to tell tales and Venus loves to be lavish and Jupiter loves to exaggerate.
THURS-FRIDAY, MARCH 1st-2nd, 2018
Overnight Thursday/Friday you may find yourself feeling a bit guilty, a bit self-critical, a bit inadequate. That's the Virgo Full Moon ... but 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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2018
On Saturday the Sun has its annual rendezvous with intuitive Neptune. It is as if a theatrical stage spotlight is fitted with a greenish filter which casts a dreamy light onto the stage which bathes everything in watery pastel greens. This can make it difficult for you to make important decisions. But it can also help you to look deeper into your heart to help you make those decisions on a deeply intuitive basis.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4th, 2018
On Sunday, romance is in the air when Mercury conjunction Venus causes sparks to fly. Expect to get a message from someone you love ... or want to love.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between March 5th and 11th when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun. This is the SAGITTARIUS THIRD QUARTER MOON, which we call the SACRED STAR phase in Antinous Moon Magic. In the midst of confusion and chaos, the Spirit of the Star touches the top of your head and conveys sudden and total clarity. This Spirit is never deceived by appearances. Meditations and rituals conducted during this lunar phase are ideal for discerning clarity in opaque situations, for clearing the mind of nebulous distractions and for seeing clearly into other worlds ... the perfect night for clairvoyance .... More details next time.