APRIL 5th to 15th, 2018
THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, 2018
On Thursday, Mercury boosts tensions by squaring off against both Saturn and Mars. Mercury square Saturn means some stubborn issues offer you the challenge of facing them without procrastinating. On the positive side, though, you find you have the tenacity and determination to face them. Mercury square Mars is a textbook case for trouble in communications. Some astrologers say this is when people sharpen their swords, but we prefer to say it is when people sharpen their tongues to use as weapons! Remember that lovely line from "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde (who is a Saint of Antinous, by the way): "On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure." This is an aspect which encourages people to say vicious and intentionally hurtful things. People are overly persnickety and bitchy and downright mean. You'll be amazed how true this is.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6th, 2018
On Friday, social-minded Taurus Venus forms a productive trine aspect with Capricorn Saturn. Venus trine Saturn helps you perceive whom you can trust for the long run.
SAT-SUNDAY, APRIL 7th-8th, 2018
This weekend 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!
MON-TUESDAY, APRIL 9th-10th, 2018
This week batten down the hatches because storms and earthquakes are in store when the Sun forms a 90-degree right angle with Pluto — a configuration which happens twice a year and which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare and even bad weather. The good news is that this configuration lasts only about 48 hours.
WED-FRIDAY, APRIL 11th-13th, 2018
At mid-week Venus trine Mars and Venus sextile Neptune create a magical moment. It is possible now to take a balanced approach to conflict, problems and projects that require effort. This can combine both a gentle touch and firm action, sensitivity and forcefulness. Negotiation and interaction with others could be aggressive and determined now, but also balanced with sensitivity and style. Any expressions of anger, frustration or discontent are more likely to be tempered with fairness, moderation and composure.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, 2018
This is one of the most dramatic weeks of the astrological year ... a time when you must be very careful in traffic ... avoid public places where terrorist attacks could occur ... and when reckless rules could cause global havoc. Suspicious Scorpio Jupiter is in a sextile aspect to Capricorn Pluto. This aspect heralds disaster on the global political and financial markets — a restructuring of the world's political and economic systems. The arrogance of unbridled growth (Jupiter) will be put into question by thorough and deep-seated structural reordering (Pluto) for the benefit of all humanity, not just for a few. This configuration is warning you — no, ordering you — to reassess your assets. Money and property are transitory things. Reflect on what is truly valuable to you. Now for the good news: Mars forms a beneficent sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune. Not only are you lucky, but you find the right words to say at the right time ... and take the right actions ... to make your good fortune come true
SUNDAY, APRIL 14th, 2018
On Sunday, you find that lost or delayed parcels and letters have finally arrived in your mailbox. Computer files you "lost" three weeks ago suddenly turn up in a folder you hadn't checked. Your "lost" credit card turns up between sofa cushions. You finally get a job interview offer on a job application you submitted a month ago. That is because Mercury is moving forward again after having ended its three-week-long RETROGRADE MERCURY period. Now is the time to sign contracts, commit yourself to major expenditures and make big travel plans.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between April 16th and 22nd when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte for the Aries New Moon which we call the FASCES MOON. The Aries New Moon is the moon of abrupt beginnings which may not be followed through, and of things said which are later regretted, of capricious actions — shoot first, ask questions later. If you have been stalling on starting something new ... now is the time to go for it. Others will warn you that you should exercise caution ... but the Fasces Moon says "no pain, no gain" and urges you to press forward .... More details next time.