Antinous is a Moon God. He is, of course, many other things and he wears many hats. But one of the ways he was worshiped in Antiquity was as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD.
His worshipers looked skyward and saw His beautiful face perpetually turned towards the Earth. The Man in the Moon was actually the Blessed Boy in the Moon for the ancient priests and worshipers of Antinous. Swiftest and most youthful of all the Zodiacal deities, Antinous speeds through an entire year's worth of Astrological signs in just 28 days.
ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD represents our deepest personal needs, our basic habits and reactions, and our unconscious gay selves. Where Hadrian the Sun acts, Antinous the Moon REACTS. How do we instinctively react or respond to problems? What do we feel we need for a sense of security? Look to ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD for answers.
ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is both our inner boy child and our inner lover. His ever changing phases, as he sweeps past all the other Planets in all the Signs, make us at turns responsive, receptive, and reflective. Eternally youthful, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD represents our childlike spontaneous and instinctual reactions.
ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD beams down on us to make us imaginative, creative, intuitive, sentimental, adaptable, introspective, and protective. On the negative side, and depending on where he is in the Zodiac, he can make us moody, restless, and irrational.
MAY 3rd to MAY 13th
THURSDAY May 3rd 2012
On Thursday try not to take rash comments seriously when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD opposes erratic Uranus and is at right angles to rebellious Pluto. People around you may spout off without considering the consequences.
FRIDAY May 4th 2012
On Friday the Libra Moon makes its monthly conjunction with Spica and a lovely trine to Gemini Venus. Because Spica is a fixed star — known as the "Fortunate One" that brings wealth, fame and honor to anything it contacts — this is the best week to sign a contract or make a commitment.
SATURDAY May 5th 2012
On Saturday the weekend gets off to a passionate start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a trine to intuitive Neptune and a sexy sextile to Mars and Pluto. This erotic atmosphere increases by the hour and reaches its climax overnight Saturday/Sunday ....
SUNDAY May 6th 2012
Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the sexiest Full Moon of the year, the SCORPIO FULL MOON. This Full Moon is exact shortly after midnight New York time (before dawn Sunday in the UK and Europe). With the Sun in tactile Taurus and the Moon in passionate Scorpio, this is the perfect weekend for getting to the bottom of sexual secrets. On a gay spiritual level, this is the Full Moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for who and what you are.
MONDAY May 7th 2012
On Monday you may feel yourself drawn to spiritual discussions or to browsing through books at the library when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Neptune and Mars whilst engaging in a positive trine with impulsive Uranus. Browsing through a book shop in a haze of daydreams, don't be surprised when you come across some tome which will prompt you to exclaim with surprised glee.
TUESDAY May 8th 2012
On Tuesday it's downright fun to tackle new and future-oriented projects when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD opposes enterprise-oriented Venus and strikes a positive aspect to ambitious Saturn. Contact friends or co-workers and spread your enthusiasm for some new idea or project. Start making plans for an outing or gettogether on Sunday (see below).
WEDNESDAY May 9th 2012
On Wednesday Mercury completes its second tour of Aries and FINALLY enters Taurus after shifting to and fro for six weeks. For the next three weeks all forms of self-expression will move at a much slower but more thorough pace. If you are trying to get an idea across, your best bet is to use direct experience and a tactile, hands-on type of presentation.
THURSDAY May 10th 2012
On Thursday you'll find yourself walking a tightrope between logic and emotions when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a dreamy sextile with intuitive Neptune while, at the same time, the Capricorn Moo is in positive aspects to Mars and Pluto while squaring off against erratic Uranus. This logic/emotions tightrope can be confusing. Just remember — when in doubt, listen to your inner voice.
FRIDAY May 11th 2012
On Friday the work week ends on an electric note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjunction with the STAR OF ANTINOUS in Capricorn with Mercury in near-conjunction to both. Words and ideas come to you serendipitously. Your mind and heart are in perfect harmony.
SATURDAY May 12th 2012
On Saturday a fortuitous weekend dawns with the Sun inching into alignement with Jupiter. Look forward to a weekend of adventure, pleasure and meeting new people and seeing new things.
SUNDAY May 13th 2012
Sunday promises to be one of the most fortuitous days of the year when the Sun and Jupiter make their annual rendezvous. This year they are in perfect alignment in comfort-loving Taurus. It's Mother's Day in most countries, and this planetary alignment ensures that family encounters will be surprisingly pleasant.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
An exciting week lies ahead between May 14th and 20th, when Chiron the Healer forms a beneficent sextile to revolution-minded Pluto. Both heavenly bodies are so slow-moving that this positive aspect is rare indeed. You may have been feeling that you are trapped in feelings of guilt, remorse or pain. You feel like the scapegoat or even the victim of change and circumstances beyond your control. You feel like you're in some horrific Harry Potter scenario and are all alone in a dark and spooky forest. This is when Chiron the Centaur gallops to your rescue and carries you to safety. Chiron shows you why all of this has happened, and Chiron offers you options for moving forward — out of the darkness. Also next week, the Sun and Moon both move into Gemini for the GEMINI NEW MOON. This is the New Moon for increased communications as well as social and academic celebrations such as weddings, graduations and conferences during the coming month. More details next time ....