JANUARY 5th to 21st, 2018
THURS-FRIDAY, JAN. 4th-5th, 2018
The first week of the New Year 2018 is a time of reflection when both and Sun and Venus form a dreamy sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune, inviting you to reflect introspectively about how this year is going so far, and to start dreaming about how the rest of the year may turn out. This is the perfect evening for oracle games, scrying, dreamscaping and fortune-telling.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2018
This weekend, you can expect surprise tidings from the other dimensions when Mercury is in a very conducive karmic-healing trine to Uranus. Mercury-trine-Uranus always creates optimal energies for breaking down encrusted old structures and for mentally visualizing bold new solutions. Because Uranus is Retrograde, the emphasis is on the past. Retrograde Uranus opens the portals of Time and Space and Mercury enables you to go through those portals to engage in healing magic involving your own past, or past-life incarnations. Even if you do not work any magic, you can definitely count on receiving a message involving someone or something from the past.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2018
On Sunday and Monday the war god Mars aligns with Jupiter in perfect alignment in Scorpio with marching orders to makeover the world. With Mars conjunct Jupiter, you have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to take on tasks that would frighten all but the most courageous. In order to get what you want, you are energized to assert yourself fearlessly, even in the face of danger. You may sense even a rather reckless faith in your ability to tempt fate and take chances, never doubting that you will succeed. Be careful that what you lack in finesse you make up for in arrogance. On the global level, overweening tyrants use this energy to make over the world according to their own idea of what perfection should be.
MON-FRIDAY, JAN. 8th-12th, 2018
This week sets the tone for the entire year when several major planets form configurations with the STAR OF ANTINOUS ... the Sun, Venus and Pluto are in conjunction with the Star, while Jupiter and Mars form positive sextile aspects with all of those planets and with the Star. As you know, 2018 IS THE YEAR OF VENUS, which means the love goddess shines her beneficent light over all events this year. But you also know that SATURN IS IN CAPRICORN, which means that Saturn cools off the ardor of Venus and gives her discipline and practicality of emotions. All of these configurations with the Star of Antinous mean you need to pay special attention to your dreams and daydreams and visions ... to receive messages from Antinous about the direction your life should take this year. As if all of that were not enough, on Tuesday 8 January 2018 we come to the Libra Third Quarter Moon. This is the lunar phase we call the CROSSROADS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... It is symbolized by the "Herme", the ithyphallic stele of Mercury which guarded intersections of Roman roads ... Tonight is a propitious time for setting a new course, possibly changing course, setting out in a new direction. It is about making a decision. The key is not to worry about which choice to make. The key is to make a choice and go ahead with it.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2018
This weekend Mercury gets down to business and moves into Capricorn and almost immediately aligns in perfect conjunction with Saturn in Capricorn. You see clearly the solution to any difficult situation. From now through 1st February 2018 (when Mercury enters Aquarius) you may find it easier to set helpful limits as the New Year settles in. This is a mentally grounded energy that can help you understand the trade-off between short-term pain and long-term gain. Mercury in Capricorn is focused on the future and eager to organize a grounded plan for success. Whatever your goals now ... a calm winter's holiday, a strong start to 2018 ... Capricorn Mercury can help you put a plan into place. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, planet of structure and focus. Mercury has a quicksilver, trickster nature. When in Saturn's sign, Mercury is urged to get organized, so a little effort goes a long way now. Consider the consequences of what you decide, and make sure the costs are truly worth it. A slow-and-steady approach will help you stay calm through the end of the year. Mercury in Capricorn embodies the idea that when you say "no" to one offer, you create space to say "yes" to another. As we move out of the holiday season and into the new year, remember to keep your eye on the prize!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2018
On Sunday you would be well-advised to avoid crowds and potential terrorism targets when the stubborn Capricorn Sun is in a 90-degree right angle to impulsive Uranus even as both are in tense aspects to Saturn, Pluto and Mars. On the negative side, people run amok and even the weather can be more than usually unpredictable and destructive. On the positive side, however, you might accidentally run into the new love of your life ... while running for shelter.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15th, 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.
TUES-WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16th-17th, 2018
Overnight Tuesday-Wednesday we come to the Capricorn New Moon, which we call the LAMIA MOON of dark magic. Meditation and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for rooting out malaise and sickness and for diminishing evil sendings. Look for areas in your life where you may be detrimental to yourself, may be working against yourself or may be making yourself sick, perhaps literally so.
THURS-FRIDAY, JAN. 18th-19th, 2018
Meanwhile, Venus leaves stodgy Capricorn and enters socially interactive Aquarius, so you may feel an irresistible urge to check your social network even before you get out of bed. The coming month is idea for exploring the vastness of cyber worlds in search of the ultimate interactive relationship. You sense a yearning for new and interesting places, things and friends as Aquarius Venus opens your heart to adventurous new ideas and people. It will be easy for you to overcome your shyness and meet new people. But you may get bored quickly and may have a hard time focusing on any one subject — or person.
SAT-SUNDAY, JAN. 20th-21st, 2018
This weekend your intuition is enhanced when Mercury forms a sextile aspect with dreamy Neptune. You should trust your intuition about financial and business matters, but be wary of fast-talking con-men who try to cloud your mind. You can count on finding the right word at the right time by trusting your inner voice.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between January 22nd and 28th when we come to the Taurus First Quarter Moon, the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON ... this moon is perfect for Valentine's Day! Also: your optimism is only matched by your ambition when Mars forms a sextile aspect with Jupiter. You will feel capable of achieving anything and will want to go for the gold. So go for it! .... More details next time.