THE SCORPIO FULL MOON
THE ANTINOUS "ENEMY MOON"
TONIGHT's Scorpio Full Moon occurs during the first Lunar Eclipse of 2013. The Scorpio Full Moon is a 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 what you are.
For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic.
We use the symbolism of a Lunar Eclipse to remind ourselves that, while we peer at the Moon in hopes of divining signs, ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is looking back at us on Earth. What he sees is a dark orb obscuring the light of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte ... like this stunning 1930s painting by Charles Bittinger.
He sees us surrounded by darkness ... looking out into the night sky ... unable to perceive our foes.
This is the spookiest Full Moon of the year. Beltane, Walpurgis Night and May Day are all based on the solar calendar and are celebrated on May Eve.
But the older, lunar calendar celebrates those Rites of Spring during the SCORPIO FULL MOON. If you are a bit clairvoyant, or if you have a gift for healing, your powers will be enhanced tremendously during the SCORPIO FULL MOON. Just be careful — everyone else's unconscious powers will also be enhanced, so there will be lots of mind-games going on tonight.
For gay men, especially, the Scorpio Full Moon is a time of hotly erotic spiritual discovery. As any gay wizard knows, it is the best night of the year for Sacred Sex.
This is the truth-or-dare Full Moon; a time to honor the transformative power of truth-telling and a very intense Full Moon to put into action (through ritual release) the goals you set at the New Moon in Taurus.
Since this Full Moon falls in a water sign, releasing your intentions near a stream, river, lake, or ocean is particularly powerful.
But before you let go, have one last look at your goals. Whom do they truly serve? What will they bring to the world? Since Scorpio demands depth and fearlessness, this last look will have to be brutally honest. If your goals require a change of mind, of heart, and/or of action, this is the night to successfully tackle fears that could impede the ability to fully embrace change. Scorpio seeks deep truth by peeling back layers of lies and half-truths—inside us and outside of us.
This is a Full Moon to see things as they truly are, not as you wish them to be.
Meditations and rituals during the Scorpio Full Moon are best suited for helping you identify who and what your "enemies" are. This could indeed be a person who is your enemy, someone who is working against you, trying to impede your progress.
But more often it represents the "inner enemy" ... your own worst enemy sometimes being yourself. It represents habitual thought patterns, low self-esteem, irrational fears and other "enemies" which work against you.
You must face and confront your enemy ... especially if that means confronting your true self.