AUGUST 15th to 25th, 2019
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th, 2019
On Thursday, we come to the AQUARIUS FULL MOON. This is the summertime moon of generous gifts which we associate with Antinous/Vertumnus, the shape-shifting God of summertime bounty and generous gifts. We call this the DONUM MOON when magical rituals are performed for fortuitous gifts.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2019
On Friday, vengeance and enmity ignite anew when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other. People act impulsively without thinking of the consequences ... consequences they will surely regret.
SAT-SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th-18th, 2019
This weekend, don't be surprised when "conflicts" dissipate overnight ... when Mars leaves drama-queen Leo and enters fastidious Virgo, where it will remain until 4 October 2019. Mars in Virgo energizes healing while soothing the heart ... Virgo Mars empowers you to act in a responsible and supportive way to help others ... and yourself! Martian ambition will be channeled into productive avenues.
MON-TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th-20th, 2019
This week, Mercury forms a fortuitous trine aspect with lucky Jupiter. Even if you usually never play the lottery, you might want to consider buying a lotto ticket for this week.
WED-THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st-22nd, 2019
On Wednesday, Venus enters Virgo — Virgo Venus is the ultimate party organizer. Just avoid the Virgo Venus tendency to over-analyze and to offer "advice" (which is to say "criticism") where it is not wanted. Virgo Venus also likes to worry and fret and feel inadequate. Instead, play up the Virgo Venus panache at being the hostess with the mostest and plying your guests with food and drink and ensuring they are having a fabulous time.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2019
On Friday, we come to the first of two Gemini Third Quarter Moons in succession, which we call the Summer Blue Moon. This year it coincides with our celebration of the SACRED LION HUNT and occurs as the sun is poised to leave the sign of Leo the Lion. We celebrate the day in 130 AD when Hadrian and Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt ... Antinous impetuously attacked the lion and wounded it with his adamantine-tipped spear ... the angry lion turned to attack Antinous ... but Hadrian killed the beast ... and saved his beloved boy.
SAT-SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th-25th, 2019
This weekend, 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.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 26th and September 1st when we come to the Virgo New Moon, which is the lunar phase in Antinous Moon Magic we call the PLOTINA MOON in honor of Emperor Trajan's wife, the Empress Plotina, who lobbied on Hadrian's behalf, ensuring he would be Hadrian's successor ... The Spirit of the Plotina Moon is the Spirit of the Crone, the Wise Woman, the White Witch, the Great Mother Isis ... But "she" is a Spirit Guide who transcends gender — she is the ancient gay wizard in your soul. This New Moon signals the beginning of the last third of the calendar year. It is time to start wrapping up your projects for this year ... and making good on those bold and ambitious New Year's Resolutions ... More details next time ....