Thursday, January 31, 2013

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 31 to FEB. 10, 2013


THURSDAY January 31st 2013

Thursday looks like the brightest day of the week when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms happy trines with Jupiter and the Sun and goes opposite to unpredictable Uranus. An impromptu visit or unexpected message could brighten your day.


FRIDAY February 1st 2013

On Friday Mars leaves its home base in Aries and dives into Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea — lots of steam and boiling. In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias.


SATURDAY February 2nd 2013

When you wake up Saturday morning you may feel an irresistible urge to check your social network even before you get out of bed — Venus has left dry Capricorn and is now in socially interactive Aquarius. The coming month is idea for exploring the vastness of cyberworlds in search of the ultimate interactive relationship.


SUNDAY February 3rd 2013

On Sunday you will feel like you are on an emotional roller-coaster when the Sun and Moon square off for the SCORPIO THIRD QUARTER MOON — in Antinous Moon Magic this is the PERDITION MOON of loss and mourning. Meditations and rituals conducted during this Lunar Phase are best suited for coming to terms with loss — and also for finding lost objects. During this moon you may suddenly find something you thought was lost and gone forever ....


MONDAY February 4th 2013

On Monday Mars aligns with Neptune in dreamy Pisces to conjure up potentially scary demons — phantoms which turn out to be guardian angels in disguise. Fiery Mars in conjunction with Neptune in watery Pisces is like lava dropping into the sea — lots of steam and boiling. In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias.


TUESDAY February 5th 2013

On Tuesday your daydreams intensify when Mercury leaves ambitious Aries and enters dreamy Pisces. And because Mercury goes Retrograde later this month, Mercury will languish in languid Pisces for two whole months — instead of the usual three weeks that Mercury spends in any given sign. Like Mars (also in Pisces right now), rational Mercury is intensely uncomfortable in intuitive Pisces. On the plus side, those of you who are sensitive can flex your spiritual muscles. Most people will be highly confused and plagued by fears of "losing it" for the duration of this Mars/Mercury sojourn in Pisces.


WEDNESDAY February 6th 2013

On Wednesday don't be surprised when an unexpected flirt turns into something serious when Venus forms a sexy sextile with surprise-filled Uranus even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms sextiles with Mercury and Neptune. Dreamy Neptune is cancelling out Mercury's attempts to rationalize things — so just let your emotions guide you on this encounter.


THURSDAY February 7th 2013

On Thursday you will want to let love hold sway when Venus forms a generous trine with lucky Jupiter. You won't be able to think too much about what you "should" be doing because rational Mercury is aligned in conjunction with Neptune in Pisces. Dreamy Neptune is cancelling out Mercury's attempts to rationalize things — so just let your emotions do their thing.


FRIDAY February 8th 2013

On Friday the work week ends on an argumentative note when Mercury and Mars align in conjunction in foggy Pisces. Rational Mercury and fiery Mars both feel highly uncomfortable in intuitive Pisces. People tend to take themselves too seriously and put their own interests ahead of others' — and go to any lengths to assert their selfish aims.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY February 9th/10th 2013

Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to one of the most joyous New Moons — the AQUARIUS NEW MOON — which in Antinous Moon Magic we call OBELISK MOON — the lunar phase embodying knowledge in all its forms, knowledge which is gained through study and learning. The Aquarius New Moon is also always CHINESE NEW YEAR and this is the Year of the Fire Snake. And because 2013 is a Water Year in Chinese Astrology, this mixture of fire and water will create lots of steam and boiling — as underscored in Western Astrology by fiery Mars being in watery Pisces right now. The Chinese New Year will be volatile to be sure.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between February 11th and 17th when you must be sure to finalize all contracts and binding commitments and major expenditures before Mercury goes Retrograde on February 23rd. More details next time ....


Saturday, January 26, 2013

THE LION HUNT MOON OF ANTINOUS

THE LEO FULL MOON



TONIGHT you get an ego-boost and are ready for your chance to go for the gold — overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON.

It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped lance in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt Moon is courage and bravery. It is exemplified by selfless devotion and dogged perseverance.

The image above shows Antinous and his steed attacking the man-eating Marousian lion in the Egyptian desert in the year 130 AD. The Sacred Lion Hunt was immortalized in poetry and in stone, showing Antinous brashly attacking the lion with his adamantine-tipped speer and wounding it ... so that Hadrian had to gallop to his rescue and dispatch the beast.

Hadrian added medallions to the Arch of Constantine showing him and Antinous with feet on the lion's neck and also making sacrifice to the great lion-killer Hercules.

Soon legend would have it that scarlet-red lotus blossoms had sprung forth from the pool of the lion's blood -- which we honor as THE SACRED LOTUS MOON, the Pisces Third Quarter Moon in June.

Within a few short weeks after the Sacred Lion Hunt, Antinous himself would be dead. The Sacred Lion Hunt is the last recorded event in His short life.

The Leo Full Moon in the bold and fiery sign of the Lion is a time to take center stage, stand in the spotlight and play the starring role in the divine drama. Leo is the sign of creative extroversion and action.

Meditations and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for finding courage and determination in daunting situations. Remember always that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. Tonight's rituals and meditations should enable you to traverse the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to set forth on the journey ... with adamantine-tipped speer in hand ... galloping forward.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 24 to FEB. 3, 2013


THURSDAY January 24th 2013

On Thursday people around you may be a bit thin-skinned and over-sensitive when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to impulsive Uranus while being in a dreamy trine to Neptune. People tend to speak off the cuff, and other people tend to misinterpret their remarks as insults.


FRIDAY January 25th 2013

On Friday the work week ends with mixed signals when the Sun and Uranus are in a positive sextil but Mercury is in a 90-degree right angle to stubborn Saturn. This is another one of those days when you feel you have one foot on the accelerator pedal and the other on the brake — that feeling has come up a lot in recent days.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY January 26th/27th 2013

This weekend you get an ego-boost and are ready for your chance to go for the gold — overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON. It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped lance in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.


MONDAY January 28th 2013

On Monday the work week gets off to a power-filled start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to Mars — roll up your sleeves and get to work.


TUESDAY January 29th 2013

On Tuesday watch out for grouchy and stubborn co-workers when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects to Neptune and Jupiter as well as with Pluto and Saturn.


WEDNESDAY January 30th 2013

On Wednesday the New Year 2013 gets a jump-start when Jupiter ends its five-month Retrograde phase and begins moving forward again. In fact, Jupiter "stands still" for a couple of hours on Wednesday while changing from reverse gear into forward gear — giving you a good opportunity to reflect on the areas of your life in which you want to see growth and increase in 2013.


THURSDAY January 31st 2013

Thursday looks like the brightest day of the week when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms happy trines with Jupiter and the Sun and goes opposite to unpredictable Uranus. An impromptu visit or unexpected message could brighten your day.


FRIDAY February 1st 2013

On Friday Mars leaves its home base in Aries and dives into Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea — lots of steam and boiling. In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias.


SATURDAY February 2nd 2013

When you wake up Saturday morning you may feel an irresistible urge to check your social network even before you get out of bed — Venus has left dry Capricorn and is now in socially interactive Aquarius. The coming month is idea for exploring the vastness of cyberworlds in search of the ultimate interactive relationship.


SUNDAY February 3rd 2013

On Sunday you will feel like you are on an emotional roller-coaster when the Sun and Moon square off for the SCORPIO THIRD QUARTER MOON — in Antinous Moon Magic this is the PERDITION MOON of loss and mourning. Meditations and rituals conducted during this Lunar Phase are best suited for coming to terms with loss — and also for finding lost objects. During this moon you may suddenly find something you thought was lost and gone forever ....


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between February 4th and 10th when Mars aligns with Neptune in dreamy Neptune to conjure up potentially scary demons — phantoms which turn out to be guardian angels in disguise. More details next time ....


Friday, January 18, 2013

THE ANTINOUS INVICTUS MOON

THE ARIES FIRST QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Aries First Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase we call the INVICTUS MOON, the Antinous Moon Magic spirit of Mithras.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of Invictus is the sonlight which gives the Moon its light. It is the spirit of the sun god.

Invictus is the bold light that shines forth from a gay man's eyes to illuminate those around him. It is the warmth of your every being.

It is the optimism which brightens a dismal day when things are going wrong. Invictus is indomitable, unbeatable, unconquerable.

It is a determined spirit which never admits defeat, never gives up, never quits.

Invictus is a beacon which dispels darkness and casts out shadows. It illuminates all dark corners and puts light on the deepest and darkest secrets. It brings everything out into daylight and sends creatures of darkness scurrying for shelter.

Invictus is constancy and dependability. It is that which can be relied upon. It is a source of ceaseless light, warmth and beneficence.

It is that which dispels all doubts and inconsistencies. Invictus is consistency itself, steadiness and permanence. Invictus is all things bright and good and the bringer of all joy.

In Antinous Moon Magic, tonight is an ideal time for meditation and rituals aimed at illuminating opaque situations or questions. It is well-suited for planning assertive, goal-oriented action aimed at whole-heartedly positive results.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 17 to 27, 2013


THURSDAY January 17th 2013

On Thursday Love is in the air with a capital "L" when Venus and Pluto align in conjunction in practical Capricorn. Pluto wants to dig down to the bottom of things and get to the root of any situation. In this case, Venus the love goddess is willing to get down and dirty and go all the way with Pluto. Any relationship formed during this Venus/Pluto cycle will be long-lasting and profoundly deep and meaningful.


FRIDAY January 18th 2013

On Friday opportunity will not just be knocking on the door — it will be banging loudly on the door thanks to a conjunction alignment between the Sun and Mercury in the last few degrees of work-oriented Capricorn. In addition, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun and Mercury for the ARIES FIRST QUARTER MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the INVICTUS MOON a source of ceaseless light, warmth and beneficence. It is the lunar phase of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD which dispels all doubts and inconsistencies. Invictus is consistency itself, steadiness and permanence. The Invictus Moon is all things bright and good and the bringer of all joy.


SATURDAY January 19th 2013

On Saturday your inbox will be bursting when the Sun and Mercury leave dour Capricorn and hyperspeeds into Aquarius. The next four weeks will be focused on networking, inventiveness and quirky new answers to stubborn old problems — but that "quirkiness" can also descend into street riots and anarchy ... just saying.


SUNDAY January 20th 2013

On Sunday tempers may flare as frustration levels rise when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects with stubborn Saturn and angry Mars ... just saying.


MONDAY January 21st 2013

On Monday the work week gets off to a slow start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to Neptune. This is bad if you are in a goal-oriented job, but it is perfect for meditation and dreamscaping.


TUESDAY January 22nd 2013

On Tuesday you might want to splurge on a lottery ticket when Mercury is in fortuitous aspects to lucky Jupiter and surprise-filled Uranus.


WEDNESDAY January 23rd 2013

On Wednesday little productive work will get done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is VOID OF COURSE for the entire day in most global time zones. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.


THURSDAY January 24th 2013

On Thursday people around you may be a bit thin-skinned and over-sensitive when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to impulsive Uranus while being in a dreamy trine to Neptune. People tend to speak off the cuff, and other people tend to misinterpret their remarks as insults.


FRIDAY January 25th 2013

On Friday the work week ends with mixed signals when the Sun and Uranus are in a positive sextil but Mercury is in a 90-degree right angle to stubborn Saturn. This is another one of those days when you feel you have one foot on the accelerator pedal and the other on the brake — that feeling has come up a lot in recent days.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY January 26th/27th 2013

This weekend you get an ego-boost and are ready for your chance to go for the gold — overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON. It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped lance in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 28th and February 3rd when Jupiter changes directions and both Mars and Venus change signs %mdash; signalling an opportunity for you to make over-due changes in your life. More details next time ....


Monday, January 14, 2013

ROMAN ANTIKYTHERA SHIPWRECK

YIELDS EVEN MORE SECRETS FROM THE DEEP



MARINE archaeologists report they have uncovered new secrets of an ancient Roman shipwreck famed for yielding an amazingly sophisticated astronomical calculator the "Antikythera Mechanism" for casting horoscopes.

An international survey team says the ship is twice as long as originally thought and contains many more calcified objects amid the ship's lost cargo that hint at new discoveries.

At the Archaeological Institute of America meeting in Seattle, marine archaeologist Brendan Foley of the Woods Hole (Mass.) Oceanographic Institution, will report on the first survey of Greece's famed Antikythera island shipwreck since 1976. The ancient Roman shipwreck was lost off the Greek coast around 67 BC, filled with statues and the famed astronomical clock.

"The ship was huge for ancient times," Foley says. "Divers a century ago just couldn't conduct this kind of survey but we were surprised when we realized how big it was."

Completed in October by a small team of divers, the survey traversed the island and the wreck site, perched on a steep undersea slope some 150 to 230 feet deep in the Mediterranean Sea.

The October survey shows the ship was more than 160 feet long, twice as long as expected. Salvaged by the Greek navy and skin divers in 1901, its stern perched too deep for its original skin-diver discoverers to find.

The wreck is best known for yielding a bronze astronomical calculator, the "Antikythera Mechanism" widely seen as the most complex device known from antiquity, along with dozens of marble and bronze statues. 


The mechanism apparently used 37 gear wheels, a technology reinvented a millennium later, to create a lunar calendar and predict the motion of the planets, which was important knowledge for casting horoscopes and planning festivals in the ancient world.

A lead anchor recovered in a stowed position in the new survey shows that the ship likely sank unexpectedly when "a storm blew it against an underwater cliff," says marine archaeologist Theotokis Theodoulou of Greece's Ephorate (Department) of Underwater Antiquities. "It seems to have settled facing backwards with its stern (rear) at the deepest point," he says.

Friday, January 11, 2013

THE CAPRICORN NEW MOON

THE LAMIA MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT's Capricorn New Moon is the lunar phase which in Antinous Moon Magic is called 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.

The Lamia Moon helps you to focus on those areas and drain them of their debilitating energies. It helps you to look squarely at yourself to see what is draining you of your vitality ... so that you can chart a course towards healing and recovery ... rather than further diminishment.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Lamia Moon is vicious negativity which attacks vitality. It is the Spirit of torment which seeks to dissipate and weaken. It is malaise and malevolence.

The spirit of the Lamia Moon incorporates all negativity of body and soul. It is destructive thought patterns. It is the instigator of bad habits which impair not only physical health but also mental or spiritual health.

It is sickness in the broadest sense, but it is by no means limited to physical ailment. It is a disease of the spirit. It is the debilitating failure to shake off a "sick" situation.

However, the spirit of the Lamia Moon also has the incredible ability to "sicken" and diminish harmful forces.

Just as a poison can cure, and just as a vaccine uses disease cells to build immunity to those very cells, the Lamia Moon spirit has the ability to weaken forces which are detrimental. It is the spirit of your body's immune system, waging a ceaseless and merciless battle against intruders.

The Lamia Moon spirit is debilitating and it is cruel. Yes, the Lamia spirit can be harmful, but it can also be a vital ally. 


All meditations and rituals conducted during the cycle of the Capricorn New Moon are best aimed at enlisting this spirit to be your valiant ally in helping you to identify those inner areas of yourself which are weakening you from the inside out.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 IS "THE YEAR OF THE MOON"

WHEN ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD RULES



FROM an astrological viewpoint, the Year 2013 is "THE YEAR OF THE MOON" when the Moon rules the Zodiac, ushering in 12 months of soul-searching and swirling emotional undercurrents. While 2013 may not be as turbulent as recent years, things will be happening behind the scenes, on an Unconscious level, which will erupt to the surface in 2014, '15 and '16.

According to a rather obscure astrological text called the Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum, each year is ruled by a planet (Mars, Venus, etc.) and 2012 was the "The Year of Mercury." Now it's the Moon's turn.

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

According to his calculations, the year 2013 is the "YEAR OF THE MOON" ... thus the Year of Antinous the Moon God. That means 2013 is a year of intense emotions, intuition, reflection, a year ruled by the Unconscious Mind.


That is underscored by a very rare lunar phenomenon: The moon was "Void of Course" at midnight on New Year's Eve everywhere in the world except the Far East ... which makes the Year 2013 a very unusual year.

Astrologers are hard-pressed to remember the last time that a "VOC Moon" coincided with the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve basically all over the Western Hemisphere (midnight had already passed in Asia so they were safe). It hasn't happened in decades, about a century in fact.

This signals a year much like 1913 ... a seemingly quiet year when nothing much seemed to happen ... but which in retrospect turned out to be the decisive year which paved the way for tremendous upheavals ... 2013 will be just such a year ... a year when you must heed your dreams ... pay attention to daydreams and "coincidences" ... silence the chatter of your Conscious Mind ... and allow the Moon to speak to you through your powerful Unconscious Mind ....

So 2013 is a year of DREAM MOONS ... which is perfect for Antinous Moon Magic ... when each of the 12 FULL MOONS of the year enables you to dream a special dream ...

JANUARY DREAM MOON ... The Leo Full Moon on January 26th is what we call the LION HUNT moon in Antinous Moon Magic. This is the full moon for achieving dreams of recognition, love and respect.

FEBRUARY DREAM MOON ... The Virgo Full Moon on February 25th is the DIANA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic, the lunar cycle for fulfilling dreams concerning protection of the environment, not only the plants and animals around you, but also your personal and relationship environment.

MARCH DREAM MOON ... The Libra Full Moon occurs on March 27th and is the lunar cycle we call the ORATOR MOON of diplomacy and balanced thinking. This is the perfect time for fulfilling dreams of finding just the right partner, the person who balances out your needs and desires perfectly.

APRIL DREAM MOON ... On April 25th the Moon is opposite the sun for the Scorpio Full Moon which we call the ENEMY MOON. As daunting as that sounds, this moon shines its light on the inner enemies within you ... habits, thought patterns and behavior which work against you and hold you back. This is the perfect lunar cycle for vanquishing your inner enemies ... so that you can move forward in life.

MAY DREAM MOON ... The Sagittarius Full Moon on May 25th is our DENARIUS MOON, the classic "Money Moon" of ancient lore. This is the best time to fulfill dreams for achieving the riches you have always sought ... and remember that "riches" are not counted in terms of money, but in terms of the wealth of love and warmth you give to others.

JUNE DREAM MOON ... The June 23rd Capricorn Full Moon is the lunar cycle we call the TOWER MOON in memory of the observatory tower which Emperor Hadrian built at his Villa to study the stars. This is the dream moon for reaching for the stars ... seeking job promotions ... stretching on tiptoes to grasp something previously unattainable.

JULY DREAM MOON ... The Aquarius Full Moon on July 22nd is the moon we call the DONUM MOON ... the best dream moon for wishing for that special gift ... a little extra something ... to make life a bit sweeter.

AUGUST DREAM MOON ... There are two Aquarius Full Moons in succession this year, which makes the second one August 21st the ANTINOUS SUMMER BLUE MOON ... and it coincides with the Sacred Lion Hunt when Hadrian and Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. This is the extra special dream moon for making extra big wishes ... dare to think big!

SEPTEMBER DREAM MOON ... The September 19th Pisces Full Moon is the sexy HOMOTHEOSIS MOON ... when your sexual dreams can come true. This is when you can dare to dream that the man of your dreams comes to you.

OCTOBER DREAM MOON ... This year, Antinous the Moon God skips a sign and goes right from Pisces to Taurus ... bypassing the Aries Full Moon altogether. We call this October 18th full moon in Taurus the ANTINOUS AUTUMN BLUE MOON in the Northern Hemisphere ... the Spring Blue Moon for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, of course! It is the moon of transitions ... a time when your dreams of finally making a big change in life can come to fruition.

NOVEMBER DREAM MOON ... The second Taurus Full Moon in succession occurs on November 17th and we call it the HADRIAN'S VILLA MOON because it represents a time of coming home to hearth and comfort. How about those long-held wishes you have of finding a dream home? This is a good full moon for making them reality.

DECEMBER DREAM MOON ... The final full moon of 2013 "The Year of the Moon" is the Gemini Full Moon on December 17th. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the CATAMITUS MOON, named after Ganymede, the youth who was swept away to Olympus to become Jupiter's beloved cup-bearer. This full moon is ideal for throwing caution to the winds and making a really big move ... next stop ... Olympus!
 



Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 10 to 20, 2013


THURSDAY January 10th 2012

On Thursday a slight whiff of romance fills the air when Venus forms a sexy sextile to dreamy Neptune while ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive aspects to both planets. We see "a slight whiff" because Venus left buoyant Sagittarius on Wednesday and is now in sober Capricorn. Sadge Venus says, "Let's go for it!" While Cap Venus says, "Let's make sure we have all our visas and insurance and paperwork in order before we go for anything!"


FRIDAY January 11th 2012

On Friday we come to one of the most important days in the Religion of Antinous calendar when the Sun aligns with the STAR OF ANTINOUS in Capricorn. This is the end of the 72-day mummification process which began with the death of Antinous in October. As Sacred Synchronicity would have it, Friday is when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun and the Star of Antinous for the CAPRICORN NEW MOON. This is the Lunar Phase which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the LAMIA MOON. This is the stern New Moon of stringent witchcraft and magic. It is the powerful wizard's moon which admonishes us to bring light to darkness.


SATURDAY January 12th 2012

On Saturday the powerful energies of the LAMIA MOON give way to a party atmosphere when the Capricorn Moon forms positive aspects with impulsive Uranus and joyful Jupiter. With a rather tense work week behind you, you'll be ready to put on your cha-cha heels and hit the clubs.


SUNDAY January 13th 2012

On Sunday Capricorn Venus squares off against surprise-filled Uranus to create potentially unsettling revelations about relationships with friends, co-workers or partners. But the revelations will not be TOO troubling. That's because the Moon is VOID OF COURSE for the entire day Sunday in most global time zones. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.


MONDAY January 14th 2012

On Monday the work week gets off to a dream-filled start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjuction with dreamy Neptune and is in a right-angle aspect to exaggeration-prone Jupiter. You may have a sudden whim to do something outrageous. Not that that's a bad thing ... just saying.


TUESDAY January 15th 2012

On Tuesday you can expect a very agreeable atmosphere at work when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive aspects to Venus, Pluto and Saturn.


WEDNESDAY January 16th 2012

On Wednesday all things are go for a rapid and efficient communications when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in generous aspects to the Sun and Mercury. That applies to Asia, Australia and the Americas. However — if you live in the UK and Europe, you will feel as though you have one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake — because the Moon goes VOID OF COURSE during 9-to-5 working hours in your time zones!


THURSDAY January 17th 2012

On Thursday Love is in the air with a capital "L" when Venus and Pluto align in conjunction in practical Capricorn. Pluto wants to dig down to the bottom of things and get to the root of any situation. In this case, Venus the love goddess is willing to get down and dirty and go all the way with Pluto. Any relationship formed during this Venus/Pluto cycle will be long-lasting and profoundly deep and meaningful.


FRIDAY January 18th 2012

On Friday opportunity will not just be knocking on the door — it will be banging loudly on the door thanks to a conjunction alignment between the Sun and Mercury in the last few degrees of work-oriented Capricorn. In addition, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun and Mercury for the ARIES FIRST QUARTER MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the INVICTUS MOON a source of ceaseless light, warmth and beneficence. It is the lunar phase of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD which dispels all doubts and inconsistencies. Invictus is consistency itself, steadiness and permanence. The Invictus Moon is all things bright and good and the bringer of all joy.


SATURDAY January 19th 2012

On Saturday your inbox will be bursting when the Sun and Mercury leave dour Capricorn and hyperspeeds into Aquarius. The next four weeks will be focused on networking, inventiveness and quirky new answers to stubborn old problems — but that "quirkiness" can also descend into street riots and anarchy ... just saying.


SUNDAY January 20th 2012

On Sunday tempers may flare as frustration levels rise when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in tense aspects with stubborn Saturn and angry Mars ... just saying.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 21st and 27th when the LEO FULL MOON on January 26th is your chance to go for the gold — this is the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON. More details next time ....


Friday, January 4, 2013

THE ANTINOUS CROSSROADS MOON

THE LIBRA THIRD QUARTER MOON


TONIGHT's Libra Third Quarter Moon is the lunar phase we call the CROSSROADS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. It is symbolized by the "Herme" shown here, 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. 

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Crossroads Moon the decision-making capability of Antinous/Mercury. It is the spirit of making choices, weighing options and then choosing one. 

This Crossroads lunar spirit is the guardian at the crossroads who admonishes travelers not to dither nor tary, not to avoid making a decision. He is the guardian who presents travelers with alternatives. He does not care whether the right choice is made, but only insists that some choice is made. 

He personifies the roads, streets and highways in life, both literal and figurative. He also represents the network of veins and arteries in your body along which oxygen-enriched blood flows to every organ. 

And this spirit is the embodiment of any parting of the ways. He is the turning point and the divining rod who shows the way ahead.

Tonight is ideal for carrying out meditations and rituals aimed at making decisions or deciding what course of action to take. Because this lunar phase occurs in December or January, it is an ideal time for taking stock of the old year and making decisions for the new year.
  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 3rd to 13th, 2013


THURSDAY January 3rd 2012

On Thursday a startling new idea will come to you from out of no where when Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus. This will most likely be something that comes to you from some Aquarian source such as a social network. This is a propitious day to overcome your stubborn inhibitions and finally register to follow Antinous the Gay God on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.


FRIDAY January 4th 2012

On Friday hope and confidence fill the atmosphere when we come to the LIBRA THIRD QUARTER MOON, which we call the CROSSROADS MOON. It is a 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. This air of fearless optimism is underscored by a trine between Mars and Jupiter. Remember that song from the musical "HAIR" back in the '60s: "... when Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars."


SATURDAY/SUNDAY January 5th/6th 2012

On Saturday and Sunday the optimism of that Mars/Jupiter aspect creates a joyful glow for a power-filled weekend. Inventive Mercury aligns in conjunction with renovation-prone Pluto in practical Capricorn. This alignment gives you the impetus you need to find new solutions to old problems and to jetison tired-out notions.


MONDAY January 7th 2012

On Monday Mars and Saturn form a 90-degree square angle to each other which casts a pall over the entire week — with suspicious Scorpio Saturn draining energy levels from normally ambitious Aquarius Mars. Suspicion and jealousy are rife and you find it hard to muster the energy you need to get things done.


TUESDAY January 8th 2012

On Tuesday the Mars/Saturn square continues to sap your energy levels. The Sagittarius Moon tries hard to jump-start your inner battery with a strong aspect to Jupiter, but you may find it hard to get meaningful work done today.


WEDNESDAY January 9th 2012

On Wednesday Venus leaves joyous Sagittarius and reluctantly enters dry and dusty Capricorn where, for the next four weeks, Venus will be more interested in practical function than in beauteous form.


THURSDAY January 10th 2012

On Thursday a slight whiff of romance fills the air when Venus forms a sexy sextile to dreamy Neptune while ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive aspects to both planets. We see "a slight whiff" because Venus left buoyant Sagittarius on Wednesday and is now in sober Capricorn. Sadge Venus says, "Let's go for it!" While Cap Venus says, "Let's make sure we have all our visas and insurance and paperwork in order before we go for anything!"


FRIDAY January 11th 2012

On Friday we come to one of the most important days in the Religion of Antinous calendar when the Sun aligns with the STAR OF ANTINOUS in Capricorn. This is the end of the 72-day mummification process which began with the death of Antinous in October. As Sacred Synchronicity would have it, Friday is when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun and the Star of Antinous for the CAPRICORN NEW MOON. This is the Lunar Phase which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the LAMIA MOON. This is the stern New Moon of stringent witchcraft and magic. It is the powerful wizard's moon which admonishes us to bring light to darkness.


SATURDAY January 12th 2012

On Saturday the powerful energies of the LAMIA MOON give way to a party atmosphere when the Capricorn Moon forms positive aspects with impulsive Uranus and joyful Jupiter. With a rather tense work week behind you, you'll be ready to put on your cha-cha heels and hit the clubs.


SUNDAY January 13th 2012

On Sunday Capricorn Venus squares off against surprise-filled Uranus to create potentially unsettling revelations about relationships with friends, co-workers or partners. But the revelations will not be TOO troubling. That's because the Moon is VOID OF COURSE for the entire day Sunday in most global time zones. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 14th and 20th when Venus aligns with Pluto in Capricorn on January 16th to spawn rumblings which send tremors through business and personal relations. On a lighter note, Mercury leaves dour Capricorn on January 18th and flies into airy, inquisitive Aquarius for the next three weeks. More details next time ....