Friday, March 24, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: MARCH 23-April 2, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MARCH 23-April 2, 2017


THURS-FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd/24th, 2017

As the work week ends Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter even as Mercury is also square to Pluto. These configurations mean that negotiations with authority figures such as your boss will turn out well for the long run. At last, you can expect answers to some questions which have been plaguing you for the longest time. It may take a little digging, but Mercury opposite Jupiter and square Pluto mean that the answer will be found.

SAT-TUESDAY, MARCH 25th/28th, 2017

This weekend expected the unexpected when Mercury aligns in conjunction with surprise-filled Uranus even as 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.

WEDS-SUNDAY, MARCH 29-April 2, 2017

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. For the second time since last November, Libra Jupiter is in a 90-degree square aspect to Capricorn Pluto. This is happening again because Retrograde Jupiter has reversed back into this dire configuration. And when Jupiter goes Direct in a few weeks, this configuration will occur a third time ... causing more havoc. 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.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between April 2nd and 8th when we come to the Cancer First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase of reflection and insight which we call the NARCISSUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... Narcissus is the Spirit which tunes out all distractions and all other people in order to focus on the Divinity within. This Lunar Phase is the Spirit of Self-Love and Same-Sex Love. It is forever gazing into its own reflection and whispering to itself: You are Divine! The reflection and the viewer are one and the same. The Spirit of Narcissus is the Divinity which holds a mirror up to ourselves ... More details next time ....


Monday, March 20, 2017

NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE
DURING 2017-18 YEAR OF THE SUN



FROM an astrological viewpoint, the Astrological Year 2017-18 ... which begins with the March Equinox 2017 ... is ushering in a golden opportunity for progress and vision.

According to a rather obscure astrological text called the "Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum," the Year 2017 is the "Year of the Sun."

The Year 2015 was the optimistic YEAR OF JUPITER and 2016 was the YEAR OF MARS with all the tumultuous upheavals of the past 12 months.

Now Antinous in his guise as Helios-Apollo takes over from War God Mars. While the outgoing astrological year was fraught with fear and peril, this new astrological year will shine with insights into how to transform our world.

German alchemist and astrologer Dr. Mauritius Knauer devised a perpetual calendar based on planetary rulerships in the late 18th Century.

His "Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum" was published just as the planet Pluto was entering the Sign of Capricorn.

And now in 2017-18 Pluto is again in the Sign of Capricorn for the first time since the 18th Century.

Pluto in Capricorn is about revolutionizing age-old political and economic structures and replacing them with completely new and different structures.

Just look at the changes which occurred in the late 18th Century ... the French Revolution and the American Revolution, for starters.

Look at all the political turmoil in the world since Pluto entered Capricorn in early December 2008.

And just look at all the turmoil on the global financial markets, the Arab Spring, uprisings and warfare around the world ... and a horrific resurgence of Islamic terrorism.

Pluto will remain in Capricorn until the year 2024 ... by which time many cherished and time-honored political and economic institutions will have been swept aside forever.

Ironically, the planet Uranus was also discovered in the 18th Century, and many astrologers consider its discovery to have marked the first faint Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the sign which Uranus rules.

Uranus and Pluto have been in a tight 90-degree square aspect to each other on and off for the past two years ... exacerbating all the global tensions forcing renewal and renovation. In 2017-18 Pluto and Uranus will move out of this right-angle configuration ... allowing the Year of the Sun to radiate healing energies.

Antinous as Apollo-Helios empowers you to use those healing energies to grow beyond yourself ... to discover hitherto unknown strengths and talents within yourself ... to waken slumbering powers of growth and protection deep within your being.

Despite all the turmoil in the world ... in the face of pessimism and doubt ... you find new self-confidence, enthusiasm and a new spirit of joy.

There will be new challenges, but the feeling of dread and fear which dominated the preceding 12 months is banished by the warmth and brightness of the Year of the Sun 2017-18.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

LARIMAR FOR THE HADRIAN'S WALL MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



THE Hadrian's Wall Moon is a time of stubborn intransigence and immovable barriers'. 

Anyone who visits Hadrian's Wall is confronted with that incredible, imposing, 79 mile division that separated the Romans from the terrifying and annoying Pict tribes of Caledonia (from whom, of course, I am descended!). 

Visitors are also reminded that here was the 'end' of Rome. Britannia was safe, prosperous but strictly controlled and emphatically Roman. Beyond the wall was freedom of expression and the continuity of ancient traditions and religious practices. 

We may experience obstacles in our paths but they are not always bad. We can reflect on the life either side of that obstacle and may sometimes find that the life we have on the side seen as less desirable may actually be the most liberating one.

Meditations during this moon phase are best enhanced by the use of the following crystals:

Amethyst - One of my regular recommendations (I hope I'm not boring you with it!) it is a beautiful multi-purpose crystal.

As you wage an internal battle with an emotional, social, work, artistic or intellectual blockage you will want a feeling of resolution.

Among many other attributes Amethyst can help you overcome blockages and even addictions. It can help you to transition to a new state of being.

Red Calcite - These crystals help remove blockages emotionally and shift negative energies. It also helps constipation!!!


Larimar (AKA Dolphin Stone) - These beautiful, pale turquoise coloured, stones have only recently been found and mined in the Caribbean.

They help to remove self-imposed blockages.

Love and Light,
MARTIN 

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THE HADRIAN'S WALL MOON OF BARRIERS
THE CAPRICORN THIRD QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Capricorn Third Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase 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 is the personification of all that stands in your way. It is all barriers and obstacles to progress.

This Spirit locks you up in a prison cell, either literally or figuratively.

It rises up like a mountain to see if you have the stamina and ingenuity to scale it or get around it. But remember that Hadrian's Wall was not impregnable. It was not particularly high. It was not meant to be an impenetrable barrier, but only a hindrance to mass assault or rampant smuggling of goods and livestock.

Thus this Spirit is not insurmountable. It can be overcome, a way can be found around, under, over or through it. This Spirit challenges you to find that way.

The key words are: Barrier. Hindrance. Setback. Confinement. Blockage. Unyielding stubbornness.

This can be a physical barrier, but it can also be an emotional, financial, job or relationship "prison" which blocks your progress.

Meditations and rituals conducted tonight 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!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR INNER HEALER
AS SUN, MERCURY UNITE WITH CHIRON



THE Sun and Mercury align with the minor planet Chiron in Pisces this week to empower you to access your inner healer.

By sacred synchronicity, the DVD of the Oscar-winning film "Moonlight" is being released this week.

One question is asked repeatedly throughout the movie "Moonlight": "Who is you, Chiron?" So, when you see the movie, it is nice to remember who Chiron is ... the wisest and noblest of all the Centaurs in Classical Mythology. 

While all the other centaurs galloped off to riotous ruin and drunken oblivion, Chiron alone shared the knowledge he had inherited from the Titans ... tutoring a series of sensitive youths ... Achilles, Jason, Perseus, Theseus, Ajax, Dionysus, Hercules ... an endless list of heroes and demigods. He schooled them in the arts and sciences ... teaching them to be musicians and physicians.

It is said that Aesculapius himself became the god of medicine only through the skilled hands of Chiron ... "Chiron's skilled hands" in Greek "kheirourgos" living on today in the word "chirurgie" ... "surgeon."

Alas ... to use another word found in most Greek Myths ... Chiron was accidentally wounded by a hydra-venom arrow whilst teaching Hercules archery.

Rather than use all his powers to heal himself ... leaving nothing for his pupils ... Chiron voluntarily relinquished immortality and died ... whereupon his half-brother Zeus placed him amongst the stars as the Constellation of Sagittarius.

Grieving Hercules went on to tutor a series of twinkish youths himself ... most notably his beloved Hylas ... who was abducted by nymphs, never to be seen again ... prompting Hercules to search the world ... shouting "Hylas! Hylas!" everywhere he went.

Hylas is the source of the English word: "Alas!"

Drawing on Classical Mythology, Carl Jung coined the term "wounded healer" to describe how psychotherapists must connect with the archetype of Chiron. Jung said that the best psychoanalysts are themselves in desperate need of healing ... and that, by identifying with their inner "wounded healer," they can heal their patients ... even if they are unable to heal themselves.


So, as you watch Moonlight, you realize at some point that Chiron is the wounded healer ... and you the audience are his patient in desperate need of healing.

Watch the trailer:


Monday, March 13, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: MARCH 9th — 26th, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MARCH 9th to 26th, 2017


THURSDAY MARCH 9th, 2017

This week the Sun aligns with Mercury and both of them form a fortuitous sextile aspect with Pluto Mercury and Pluto which facilitates negotiations with authority figures such as your boss. At last, you can expect answers to some questions which have been plaguing you for the longest time. It may take a little digging, but Mercury sextile Pluto mean that the answer will be found. This Mercury/Sun-sextile-Pluto aspect sextile brings you recognition, success and amazing abilities to make your wishes come true. You may also find that your skills at haggling are improved — enabling you to make cost-effective bargains in negotiations ... and in purchases.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017

On Friday Mars the planet of action will enter Taurus and remain there until April 21st. When the God of War meets the sign of the Bull, things can plod along slowly and move at a snail's pace. While it may seem like slow going, it is a wonderful time to tackle those projects that need endurance and stamina. Mars is all about action, ambition, impulse and drive. The planet Mars was named for the ancient Roman God of War. When channeled improperly Mars energy can lead to excessive anger, violence and war. However, when used constructively this energy can invoke passion, motivation and determination. Now consider the energy of Taurus. The Bull is a stubborn and territorial animal; large and capable of aggression when provoked. While it may seem like slow going, it is a wonderful time to tackle those projects that need endurance and stamina. So putting the forces of Mars and the sign of the Bull together is a little bit like having an irresistible force meet an immovable object. Mars wants to go, go, go and Taurus wants to stubbornly remain still. Things will seem like they are at a standoff during this period. However that doesn’t mean you won't get things accomplished.

SAT.-SUNDAY, MARCH 11th-12th, 2017

This weekend you may find yourself feeling a bit guilty, a bit self-critical, a bit inadequate and very defensive when Mercury squares off against Saturn and when we come to the Virgo Full Moon. 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 13th, 2017

On Monday Mercury leaves dreamy Pisces and soars into fiery Aries until April 1st when it enters placid Taurus. As Mercury transitions from peaceful Pisces to bold and brash Aries, our minds and our words will get less poetic and more action-oriented. Aries is a Fire sign known for being impulsive, so be careful what you say! Comments might come out of your mouth before they're fully formed, giving them a tinge of sarcasm or even an edge of insult — whether you intend them to or not. And even if we think we know the full impact of our words, there's the danger that we haven't thought far enough ahead about the effect they'll have on those we care about.

TUES-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th/15th, 2017

This week relief gallops to the rescue when the Sun and Mercury both align in perfect conjuntion in Pisces with Chiron the healer. Tuesday/Wednesday and in fact most of this week is an ideal time for medical checkups and procedures. This obscure minor planet plays only a peripheral role in most daily astrology forecasts. But this strong configuration with the Sun and Mercury means that Chiron becomes a major player. In Greek mythology, Chiron was one of the Titans, the greatest of the Centaurs. Chiron was the tutor to a great many Gods, Demigods and fellow Titans, including Prometheus, Theseus, Achilles and Hercules, to name but a few. Astrologically, Chiron represents a person's healing energies and, indeed, the word for "surgery" in many European languages (chirurgie in French and German, cirugya in Spanish, chirugia in Italian and Portuguese) comes directly from the Ancient Greek words for "Chiron Hands" — a healer with the skilled hands of the Titan Chiron.

THURS-FRIDAY, MARCH 16th/17th, 2017

As the work week ends problems arise out of no where when the Sun squares off against Saturn, as it does twice a year. Saturn is the cosmic teacher, focusing the rays of the intuitive Pisces Sun on problems in your life which need to be corrected ... and giving you insights to solutions to those problems.

SAT-SUNDAY, MARCH 18th/19th, 2017

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-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th/22nd, 2017

This week is dominated by the Sun's entry into Aries on Monday for the Equinox ... first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and first day of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The Equinox is the start of the astrological new year. This is the first day of Spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Autumn for our brothers in the Southern Hemisphere. Either way, this EQUINOX is the traditional starting gun for new starts and new projects. This is also one of the most romantic weeks of the year because love goddess Venus aligns with intellectual Mercury in dreamy Pisces. Passion and compassion are the bywords.

THURS-FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd/24th, 2017

As the work week ends Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter even as Mercury is also square to Pluto. These configurations mean that negotiations with authority figures such as your boss will turn out well for the long run. At last, you can expect answers to some questions which have been plaguing you for the longest time. It may take a little digging, but Mercury opposite Jupiter and square Pluto mean that the answer will be found.

SAT-SUNDAY, MARCH 25th/26th, 2017

This weekend expected the unexpected when Mercury aligns in conjunction with surprise-filled Uranus even as 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.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between March 27th and April 2nd when we come to the Cancer First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase of reflection and insight which we call the NARCISSUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... Narcissus is the Spirit which tunes out all distractions and all other people in order to focus on the Divinity within. This Lunar Phase is the Spirit of Self-Love and Same-Sex Love. It is forever gazing into its own reflection and whispering to itself: You are Divine! The reflection and the viewer are one and the same. The Spirit of Narcissus is the Divinity which holds a mirror up to ourselves ... More details next time ....


Saturday, March 11, 2017

IT'S AMETRINE FOR THE DIANA MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



FOR the DIANA MOON phase I have been advised by our moon phase and astrology expert that we should be delving into sibling issues as well as seeking the advice of your spiritual twin. All with a focus on "sisterhood" without gender limitations.  

Of course our siblings or sisters do not necessarily need to be living or even of the earthly realm. Many of us draw wisdom and protection from female angels, spirit guides or goddesses. 

Crystal healing and guided meditations tends to be a female dominated craft. Hence the female attributes for crystals are often very focused on menstrual cycles and childbirth. 

Not applicable to most people who will be reading this blog and not wholly pertinent to non gender specific or spiritual sisterhood either! 

So I can only recommend the following crystals:

Amazonite - these turquoise coloured crystals (above right) balance male and female energies and help you to see both sides of a situation.

Ametrine - these are increasingly rare crystals as they only come from one mine in Bolivia! I don't usually recommend rarer crystals but these help to unite female and masculine energies. 

Aventurine - these green stones (above left) help to balance male and female energies.

Moonstone - these often beautiful stones (right) also help to balance male and female energies but also assist those with male energies to get in touch with their feminine side...

Love and Light
MARTIN

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