THE SACRED NIGHTS OF ANTINOUS
PATHWAY TO THE DARK SUN OF FORTUNE
THE SACRED NIGHTS OF ANTINOUS begin in October when we commemorate the death, deification and transfiguration of Antinous the Gay God.
This year these Sacred Nights are particularly special because Flamen Antinoalis Antonyus Subia has just returned from his Sacred Pilgrimage to Rome. And they are also special because of rare heavenly configurations which culminate in an extraordinary Solar Eclipse in November, midway between the death of Antinous in late October and his birthday in late November.
Early on the morning of November 14th, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD will blot out the face of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte during a Solar Eclipse over Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Then the path of the eclipse will cross the International Date Line to reach Chile early on the morning of November 13th, technically a full day earlier than when it started!
This Solar Eclipse culminates weeks and months of tensely dire astrological configurations which have spawned political and economic chaos around the world, as well as turmoil in personal lives.
But ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD offers a way out of this labyrinth. Come with us on the Sacred Nights Pathway to the Dark Sun of Fortune:
STATION 1: SEPTEMBER 29th, WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE
The Sun squares off against Pluto during the Aries Full Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic is called the LIGHTNING MOON. On this day you suddenly become aware, perhaps for the first time, precisely what needs to change in your life. You cannot go on as you have. Things have to change.
STATION 2: OCTOBER 3rd, CONQUERING RELATIONSHIP WOES
Venus forms a loving sextile to stern Saturn and enters others-oriented Virgo to give you the energy to work toward overcoming chronic problems in your interpersonal relationships. These can be relationships at home or at work. Venus and Saturn show you what needs to be done.
STATION 3: OCTOBER 8th, ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY FEAR
Mars enters upbeat Sagittarius as the Sun forms a lucky trine with jovial Jupiter during the Cancer Third Quarter Moon which we call the DISCORDIA MOON. This is the perfect day for sweeping aside doubts and fears which have been plaguing your relationships. You saw at Station 2 what needs to be done, and now you can do it.
STATION 4: OCTOBER 15th, MAKING A COURAGEOUS DECISION
Courageous Mars forms a trine with impetuous Uranus during the Libra New Moon, the lunar phase we call the TRIPOD MOON of finding balance in relationships. This decision-making moon teams up with the courage of Mars and bold action of Uranus to enable you to make a courageous decision for the future.
STATION 5: OCTOBER 22nd, BALANCING HOME AND WORK
The Moon squares off against the Sun for the Capricorn First Quarter Moon, which we call the MERCHANT MOON. This is the second Merchant Moon in succession, the second time in four weeks that the First Quarter Moon has occurred in Capricorn. This configuration is underscoring the vital importance of balancing your private life with your work life, keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground while striving for the stars.
STATION 6: OCTOBER 28th, FINDING YOUR SPIRITUAL HOME
This year the anniversary of the Death of Antinous coincides almost exactly with the Taurus Full Moon. That is the lunar phase which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the HADRIAN's VILLA MOON. This is a way for Antinous the Gay God to help you find your spiritual home, the celestial palace you have made for yourself. This station on the pathway is aimed at helping you focus and center your spiritual heart.
STATION 7: OCTOBER 30th, A NEW FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE
The Sun forms a powerful sextile to Pluto on October 30th, which is FOUNDATION DAY in the Religion of Antinous. This is the day that the SACRED CITY OF ANTINOOPOLIS was founded by Hadrian at the location in Egypt where Antinous died. This celestial configuration helps you clear away rubble and debris to make a new foudation for the future.
STATION 8: NOVEMBER 9th, SEIZE YOUR CHANCE
Venus forms a trine with lucky Jupiter during the Leo Third Quarter Moon, the lunar phase we call the BACCHANALIA MOON. This is the moon of Dionysiac excess. The stars in this celestial station of your spiritual pathway are telling you that this is your chance to act. Throw caution to the winds. Don't be shy. You have seen what needs to be done. You have taken steps towards changing your life. You have found your spiritual center. Now it is time to seize the opportunities which lie in front of you.
STATION 9: NOVEMBER 13/14th, THE DARK SUN OF FORTUNE
A very powerful and mysterious Solar Eclipse begins on November 14th in the Eastern Hemisphere and ends on November 13th in the Western Hemisphere. Aren't Eclipses generally bad omens? No, not this one! This is the Scorpio New Moon. It is the lunar phase which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the ZELUS MOON of triumph over fear. You have completed your Sacred Nights of Antinous Pathway to the Dark Sun of Fortuna. During this celestial pilgrimage, Antinous the mortal boy has died and has become Antinous the Gay God. If you have followed the counsel of the stars, you have undertaking bold changes in your life and are focused and centered and ready to go forth into a new dawn ....