JUNE 1st to 12th, 2016
MONDAY MAY 30th, 2016
This weekend ... the long Memorial Day Weekend in the US ... we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call the THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the weekend will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon. It is perhaps the most spiritual of all the Lunar Phase Spirits because it knows that its wait will not be in vain. It is waiting for something it knows must and will come to pass. It is a perfect night for casting the Antinous Moon Magic "Lotus Moon Spell" to obtain your heart's desire.
TUESDAY-WEDS. MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2016
This week be careful about confiding in others, because Mercury-trine-Pluto means all secrets will be revealed.
THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2016
On Thursday you see the world through rose-colored glasses when the Sun is at right angles to Neptune. Sun-square-Neptune is the kind of aspect that occurs when Jack sells the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans. In the fairy tale, of course, the beans turn out to be magic after all. But on this weekend the beans aren't magic at all. If you head to the post-Memorial Day sales, it might be a good idea to watch your emotions and not let yourself be carried away. It might also be a good idea to watch your wallet and not let it be lifted by some pickpocket.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY JUNE 3-5, 2016
This promises to be one of the most extraordinary weekends of the year 2016 ... when just about anything might happen. The Sun and Venus both engage in a series of tense configurations with Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune which pave the way for all sorts of misunderstandings, disputes and outright mendacity. Whether in politics, at work or in your personal life, everything will be thrown up in the air and will come down who knows where. On top of it all, 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.
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY JUNE 6-8, 2016
This week love will be waiting around the corner when Venus and the Sun align in perfect conjunction in convivial Gemini. Things will be steamy and passionate for sure. You may not form a bond for a lifetime, but it will be incredibly hot while it lasts. And because Venus is Retrograde, don't be surprised if this "new" love is someone from your past.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY JUNE 9-10, 2016
Thursday and Friday Mercury is in 180-degree opposition to Mars. 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.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY JUNE 11-12, 2016
This weekend you can expect fireworks in love and finance when Venus forms a sextile aspect with unpredictable Uranus. Whatever happens, it will be tinged with sadness 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.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between June 13th and 21st when we come to the SUMMER BLUE MOON of Antinous ... the second Sagittarius Full Moon in succession which coincides this year with the June Solstice.... More details next time ....