Thursday, May 25, 2017

THESE CRYSTALS FOR THE MERCURY MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell


OUR astrology adviser Hernestus has prompted me that today's moon phase is the Gemini New Moon which is the Mercury/Hermes Moon for those who are companions of the Antinous faith.

Hernestus describes this moon as being about learning (about yourself or situations around or ahead of you) so you can set goals for the coming 4 weeks. 

As I indicated for the last moon phase, crystals are mostly there to help you to focus on your needs in the moment rather than helping you to achieve anything ahead of time. 

Consequently my advice is very similar to the last moon phase.

However there are some crystals which are attuned to the future so will attune you to it too. 

I recommend that you write down your wishes/desires and hold them as you meditate (with or without crystals). Focus your attention through the paper and crystal/s and back into your heart. 

I recommend using:

Sillimanite - Shown at the top of this entry, these uncommon (although reasonably obtainable) crystals help you to maintain your intentions for positive outcomes to the things you are intending for your life.

Orange Calcite - These pretty stones (heart-shaped stone above) remove fear and balance the emotion so that you are open and ready for positives to enter your life.

Apatite - These are the best crystals to use for manifesting your desires. They are both attuned to the future and past lives so you can consider the spectrum of your lives and set out your wishes for your future and your future selves. They are typically blue or yellow. Choose the blue for manifesting your desires."

Light and Life,
MARTIN

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THE GEMINI NEW MOON
THE MERCURY MOON OF ANTINOUS


TONIGHT's 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 Moon of Antinous" because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy.

Be patient with yourself if you find it more difficult to make decisions while also making space for others if they seem to be more capricious than normal.

If you're finding yourself indecisive, consider whether it’s because you are more clearly seeing the two sides of the proverbial coin and the fact that both of them have grace and value. Reflect upon whether it really is even necessary to choose between them; potentially you can create a structure where you are able to enjoy both paths.

Curiosity and wonder fill the air on the night of the Gemini Moon. Rituals and meditations carried out on this night are best aimed at learning and collecting information. And yet, don't be surprised if it may seem as if your attention is pulled in a spectrum of directions, since there's a heightened sense of "interesting" to the facts and figures you come across.


So if your mind begins to drift during meditation or a magical ritual, perhaps you should permit the Mercury Moon to take it off into a new direction ... which may turn out to provide the answers and results you were looking for.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 18th—JUNE 4th, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 18th-JUNE 4th, 2017


THURSDAY, May 18, 2017

On Wednesday opportunity knocks at the door when Venus shifts into opposition to Jupiter. This configuration boosts opportunities for lucrative job advancement ... but only if you are open to such opportunities. Also, the Venus-opposition-Jupiter aspect is a textbook warning about over-indulgence and over-spending. In addition, overnight Wednesday-Thursday the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.

FRIDAY, May 19th, 2017

On Friday the Saturn-Trine-Uranus aspect that has dominated 2017 is in full force again. Are you afraid of failure? Are you trapped in a vicious circle of fear and doubt? Remember Icarus! Right now Saturn Trine Uranus encourages you to take a big risk, just as Icarus did. We call this configuration the ICARUS ASPECT. Priests of Antinous say: Don't condemn Icarus for flying too high. Praise him for daring to escape the imprisoning labyrinth of darkness and despair.

SAT-SUNDAY, May 20-21, 2017

By the time Sun enters Gemini this weekend each of you ... whatever your age and star sign ... will realize the truth that this year's YEAR OF THE SUN is a STRONG year and is creating MAJOR changes in your life. The only problem for "some" stubborn people will be refusing to go along with the changes … even so … it's going to happen anyway. During Sun in Taurus last monthmany of you will have experienced good changes and good coincidences ... you will also have experienced moments of clarity and truth … and ... anything that needs changing you will have seen it and done something about it. The good news is that during Sun in Gemini 21st May to 20th June 2017 everything happens much easier … that's because Gemini is an OPEN star sign that creates changes via communication.

MON-WEDNESDAY, May 22-24, 2017

This week will be explosive when Venus and Pluto square off at a 90-degree right angle. This creates an explosive situation for interpersonal relationships. It begins at the breakfast table over corn flakes when you say you want to go shopping and your alpha-male boyfriend starts in saying that it's typical of you to go off and spend money and waste time while he has to clean the house. Next thing you know, the two of you have been screaming at each other for hours. Remember that I said astrology is a tool to master such situations. Venus-square-Pluto is a golden opportunity to rediscover the things you love about your lover. Okay, so he's a bitch-on-wheels. So what? He's your bitch-on-wheels and the two of you love each other. Make a stab at helping him clean the house — and sneak online and buy needless stuff on eBay when he's not looking.

THURS-FRIDAY, May 25-26, 2017

Overnight Thursday-Friday 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.

SAT-SUNDAY, May 27-28, 2017

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.

MONDAY, May 29th, 2017

On Monday the world comes to a screeching stop when Mars is in opposition to Saturn, a once-yearly occurrence which always brings things to a temporary standstill. Gemini Mars wants to press the pedal to the metal, but Sagittarius Saturn has both feet firmly on the brake. Mars is action-oriented while Saturn is slow and cautious. This configuration creates frustration on the global level as well as in your own personal life. Just be patient and it will pass.

TUESDAY, May 30th, 2017

On Tuesday dreams really can come true when ambitious Mars forms a positive sextile aspect with impulsive, anything-goes Uranus. This powerful configuration throws open all the doors and windows so that a breath of fresh air comes blowing through your life on all levels ... at work and also in your interpersonal relationships. Uranus throws everything up in the air and opens new possibilities.

WEDNESDAY, May 31st, 2017

On Wednesday be careful about confiding in others, because Mercury-trine-Pluto means all secrets will be revealed.

THURSDAY, June 1st, 2017

On Thursday social-minded Taurus Venus forms a productive trine aspect with Sagittarius Saturn. Venus trine Saturn helps you perceive whom you can trust for the long run.

FRIDAY, June 2nd, 2017

On Friday 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.

SATURDAY, June 3rd, 2017

On Saturday Venus aligns with Uranus even as the Sun is in a trine aspect to Jupiter which means this may be your lucky day when Mr. Right steps into your life. Anything is possible in love and money today: a hot new love affair, a lucrative business deal or a sudden financial gain.

SUNDAY, June 4th, 2017

On Sunday Mars enters Cancer, where the war god feels slightly uncomfortable and tends to pout. Whereas Gemini Mars was all about asserting yourself through action, Cancer Mars is all about asserting your emotions. Instead of engaging in intellectual exchange of opinions, we find ourselves taking remarks the wrong way and snapping at others like the Cancer crab. Mars remains in Cancer until 5th September, when it will enter duty-obsessed Virgo.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between June 5th and 11th when we come to the SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON which we call the DENARIUS MOON because it focuses its light on treasures in your life. And because major planets are Retrograde right now, this Full Moon is the best time of the year to use ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC to open your heart to ancestral spirits, , guardians, spirit guides or past-life soul mates. They have a "treasure" of experience which they will lovingly impart to you ... More details next time ....


Thursday, May 18, 2017

IT'S RUBIES FOR THE FORUM MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



OUR astrological expert Hernestus describes the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon as the FORUM MOON perfect for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting - any place where numerous people gather, especially gardens and parks.

Many of you find yourself attending meetings in your work. Hopefully you all have social interactions with groups of friends. You may even be lucky enough to meet in open spaces. 

Such gatherings and interactions are how we humans meet, do business and attempt to understand one another. 

It is likely that we have the most developed manner of communicating of all Earth's animals. Some of us are very good at interacting - many are not. So we can use this opportunity to either enhance our existing ability or develop one we lack.

So, for crystal enhanced meditations this moon phase I would recommend the following crystals:

Ruby - Rubies are protective crystals so help prevent the impact of others negative communication. They are best known for helping you to have crystal sharp thoughts, confidence and even dynamic leadership - you can become the life of the party!

Celestite - These beautiful pale blue crystals have many attributes. For this moon phase, however, they have key two key aspects. Firstly they bring mental clarity aiding fluent communication. Secondly they help you to analyse complex ideas and be open to new ones - ideal for a positive exchange of ideas.

Love and Light,
MARTIN 

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THE AQUARIUS THIRD QUARTER MOON
THE FORUM MOON



THE ANCIENT Priests of Antinous were known for making oracles, taking auspices and casting magical prayer spells. The Phases of the Moon were vitally important, especially since Antinous was worshiped as a Lunar Deity. Each major phase of the moon had a specific oracular significance.

Each Lunar Phase occurs at a particular time of year and represents a particular archetypal astrological meaning.

Tonight's AQUARIUS THIRD QUARTER MOON comes on the heels of last week's SCORPIO FULL MOON and a week prior to the upcoming GEMINI NEW MOON. In the Religion of Antinous we call this Lunar Phase THE FORUM MOON, named for the Roman Forum.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the FORUM MOON is the Spirit of the Public Person. This is the Mood and Spirit of a city, neighborhood or work place. It is the combined Spirit of all the people who inhabit that place and indeed the very Spirit of the place itself.

This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.

It is also the best moon for working spells involving "strangers," by which we mean people outside your immediate circle of family and close friends. The Environment. Crowds. Society at large. Stage. Audience. It represents strangers and crowds. People you work with.

It represents your interaction with the world beyond your doorstep. It is the world at large. It is Internet groups and forums. It is the company you work for. It is schools and hospitals. It is the perfect Lunar Phase for for what Chaos magicians call cyber-magic.

Monday, May 15, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 11th—28th, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 11th to 28th, 2017


THURSDAY, May 11th, 2017

On Thursday reckless Gemini Mars squares off against nebulous Pisces Neptune. Imagine yourself barreling down a freeway at high speed ... and suddenly being enveloped in a fog bank which cuts visibility to zero. If you don't reduce speed immediately, you are bound for disaster. Gemini Mars is the fast sports car thundering down the highway ... and Pisces Neptune is the fog bank ... and you are in the driver's seat. This astrological configuration spells trouble for people who proceed full speed through life without any regard to their surroundings. They will come a cropper this week. However, this Mars/Neptune Square configuration is excellent for people who have latent intuitive, artistic or spiritual talents ... like Antinous-Dionysus. Mars invigorates and enlivens these talents. So the answer is: Proceed with caution, but keep your eyes open for brilliant new opportunities and insights which otherwise would have flashed past you unseen at high speed.

FRIDAY, May 12th, 2017

On Friday the work week ends on an industrious note when Mercury forms a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Retrograde Saturn which empowers you with perseverance (Saturn) and clear forms of expression (Mercury) to make some serious long-term plans for the future. You'll remember that Mercury trine Saturn occurred on April 24th ... when Mercury was retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth). Now Mercury is going forward. that means preparations you made in the past will begin to yield results.

SAT-SUNDAY, May 13-14, 2017

This weekend you may feel like a "noble knight" when Mars forms a trine aspect with the Jupiter. Unfortunately, Mars trine Jupiter many people may become deluded that they are superheroes, using others as kindling to start fires — not always literally often metaphorically. Either way, it is just so they can be seen to be the hero and put it out and destroy the lives of others in the process. Beware of crusaders who urge you to take part in some sacred battle. And beware of demagogues who insist they are fighting a holy war, sacrificing the lives of many innocent men women and children in the name of war or competition for basic/personal needs, just so they look like the hero.

MON-TUESDAY, May 15-16, 2017

Worried about money? Mercury helps! Overnight Monday/Tuesday Mercury leaves fiery Aries and strides into solid Taurus … for the second time in 2017 … to focus on money, investments, finances, transactions and planning for a financially secure future. Retrograde Mercury slipped backwards into Aries for a couple of weeks. But now that Mercury is "going forward" again as seen from the Earth, it will be in from now until 7 June 2017 ... extra long because Mercury will be Retrograde for three weeks. Taurus Mercury wants you to be comfortably wealthy!

WED-THURSDAY, May 17-18, 2017

On Wednesday opportunity knocks at the door when Venus shifts into opposition to Jupiter. This configuration boosts opportunities for lucrative job advancement ... but only if you are open to such opportunities. Also, the Venus-opposition-Jupiter aspect is a textbook warning about over-indulgence and over-spending. In addition, overnight Wednesday-Thursday the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.

FRIDAY, May 19th, 2017

On Friday the Saturn-Trine-Uranus aspect that has dominated 2017 is in full force again. Are you afraid of failure? Are you trapped in a vicious circle of fear and doubt? Remember Icarus! Right now Saturn Trine Uranus encourages you to take a big risk, just as Icarus did. We call this configuration the ICARUS ASPECT. Priests of Antinous say: Don't condemn Icarus for flying too high. Praise him for daring to escape the imprisoning labyrinth of darkness and despair.

SAT-SUNDAY, May 20-21, 2017

By the time Sun enters Gemini this weekend each of you ... whatever your age and star sign ... will realize the truth that this year's YEAR OF THE SUN is a STRONG year and is creating MAJOR changes in your life. The only problem for "some" stubborn people will be refusing to go along with the changes … even so … it's going to happen anyway. During Sun in Taurus last month many of you will have experienced good changes and good coincidences ... you will also have experienced moments of clarity and truth … and ... anything that needs changing you will have seen it and done something about it. The good news is that during Sun in Gemini 21st May to 20th June 2017 everything happens much easier … that's because Gemini is an OPEN star sign that creates changes via communication.

MON-WEDNESDAY, May 22-24, 2017

This week will be explosive when Venus and Pluto square off at a 90-degree right angle. This creates an explosive situation for interpersonal relationships. It begins at the breakfast table over corn flakes when you say you want to go shopping and your alpha-male boyfriend starts in saying that it's typical of you to go off and spend money and waste time while he has to clean the house. Next thing you know, the two of you have been screaming at each other for hours. Remember that I said astrology is a tool to master such situations. Venus-square-Pluto is a golden opportunity to rediscover the things you love about your lover. Okay, so he's a bitch-on-wheels. So what? He's your bitch-on-wheels and the two of you love each other. Make a stab at helping him clean the house — and sneak online and buy needless stuff on eBay when he's not looking.

THURS-FRIDAY, May 25-26, 2017

Overnight Thursday-Friday 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.

SAT-SUNDAY, May 27-28, 2017

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 May 29th and June 4th 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 ... More details next time ....


Thursday, May 11, 2017

SATURN TRINE URANUS:
THE ICARUS ASPECT ENABLES YOU
TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND SOAR



THROUGH the ages, any audacious youth has been compared to Icarus, whose desperate attempt to escape the Minotaur's Labyrinth turned out rather differently than he and his father Daedalus had planned. 

He escaped all right ... but in his elated exuberance, he soared a bit too high. 

Today, children are taught the myth of Icarus as an admonition to children to be obedient and not take risks. 

But in ancient times, Icarus symbolized audacity. Icarus could have stayed in the labyrinth and grown old and died. 

Instead, he spread his wings and took a great leap of faith.

And ... for one brief, soaring moment ... he was free! 

Ever one of us has felt this scary elation when coming out of the closet. It is risky ... disaster could ensue ... but it is better than wasting your life trapped in the confinements of a dark closet.

Saturn and Uranus are in a risk-promoting trine aspect right now.

They are urging you to strap on your wings tonight and fly away to new heights. 

Yes, of course, a certain amount of caution and navigation is necessary.

But the important thing is to take a flying leap!

If you have been dithering and fretting for the longest time about taking some risk in order to achieve a long-cherished dream ... then now is the time when the planets will give you the confidence and derring-do to accomplish it.

Antinous the Gay God is telling you go ahead, jump, take the plunge, dive in. Don't just sit there thinking about doing it ... DO IT!

Saturn/Uranus are saying get ready for a big surprise! Not necessarily a bad surprise (as happened to Icarus). 

No, instead the big surprise may turn out to be that you in fact wing your way to new freedom (as happened to Daedalus).

In Light and Life and Fluttering Feathers,
HERNESTUS