TONIGHT is the night of the TAURUS THIRD QUARTER MOON which we call the MOON OF BROTHERS in honor of Lucius Aelius Caesar who was a veritable brother to Antinous at the imperial court of Emperor Hadrian.
Aelius Caesar is a major character in Marguerite Yourcenar's epic historical novel MÉMOIRES D'HADRIEN (MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN). Lucius, as we affectionately call him, is the recipient of much bittersweet love and adoration from followers of the Religion of Antinous. For us he represents so many pretty young men whose bright futures are thwarted by tragic illness. Aelius Caesar is often called the Western Favorite, because of the possibility that he rivaled Antinous for Hadrian's love. We venerate Aelius Caesar as the fallen Prince of Flowers, the spiritual twin brother of Antinous.
The Taurus Third Quarter Moon is about comfort and luxury along with practicality.
This is the night for ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC rituals on behalf of your "brothers", whether biological, social or spiritual brothers, and regardless of gender. This is the night you celebrate a brotherly good friend (generally male) who definitely is on your side, but who has a bit of "attitude". He loves comfort and style and can be a bit superficial at times.
This can be a biological brother, but more likely a brother in spirit. He may tease you and be your rival but, when the chips are down, he will stand up for you and fight valiantly for you. Honor him, he is your brother!