THE VIRGO FULL MOON
THE DIANA MOON OF ANTINOUS
TONIGHT's Virgo Full Moon is the February/March moon of sistership, of kindred spirits in whom you can confide, the Full Moon in the Sign the Virgin.
The Virgo Moon is always a tense time of trying not to be obsessive-compulsive and overly critical.
In Antinous Moon Magic this full moon is called the DIANA MOON. We recognize that the Moon of Diana is the Moon of Antinous. We venerate the Virgin, she who guides new life into the world, goddess of beasts, the mistress of the hounds, the archeress, the young Great Mother of Ephesus, the twin sister of Antinous the Gay God.
Diana is loving and compassionate, but she is rigorously demanding and picky.
Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of Diana is the great huntress, the goddess of the moon and twin sister to Antinous.
The key word is "sisterhood" -- without gender limitations. A sister is someone who is closer even than your best friend. She is your twin, just as Diana and Antinous are twins.
When you are going through a difficult time, you may hesitate to call even your best friends because you do not want to burden them with your troubles. This is when you need a sister.
This can be a biological sibling, but more often it is a person who, regardless of gender and kinship, is your most intimate confidante. A sister is someone who, at times like these, sincerely wants to be there for you whenever she can. And she knows you are always there for her. When you do this, you invite your sister to bring her whole self to the relationship as well -- so that Diana and Antinous are one.
During the cycle of the Diana Moon, meditations and rituals are best suited for delving into sibling issues as well as seeking the advice of your spiritual twin ... whether a physical being or a spiritual entity.