Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: JAN. 29 — FEB. 8, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 29 to FEB. 8, 2015


THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2015

On Thursday you'll certainly want to run the other way when your partner wants to sit down and discuss relationship issues. That's because love goddess Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn, and the Moon is also in tense aspects to both of them. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.


FRIDAY JANUARY 30, 2015

On Friday your brain is ablaze with often confusing and conflicting ideas when Retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun. Old astrology texts dating back to Ancient Rome call this a potentially hazardous time, and speak of a "Scorched Mercury" which impairs communications and judgment. But in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC, we see that very differently. This Sun/Mercury conjunction is indeed intense, but in a positive way. Antinous/Mercury focuses the gay spiritual light of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte right at you. Open your spiritual heart to the light and joy and permit it to burn away all doubt and all fear and trepidation. Most people live in spiritual darkness. They are like people who live in caves and are afraid of sunlight because it hurts their eyes. But should we shun the light and stay in the cave with them? Antinous/Mercury says it's safe to open your spiritual eyes — and spiritual heart — and become accustomed to the light.


SAT./SUN. JAN. 31 FEB. 1, 2015

This is one of the most romantic weekends of the year because love goddess Venus and emotionally deep Neptune align in conjunction in dreamy Pisces. Passion and compassion are the bywords — but watch out for over-indulgence in Neptunian party drugs and alcohol.


MONDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2015

On Monday the work week gets off to a lively start when the Aquarius Sun forms a positive sextile aspect with inventive Uranus. Your mind will be brimming with creative ideas and new solutions for stubborn old problems.


TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3/4, 2015

Overnight Tuesday/Wednesday 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 spear 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.


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2015

On Thursday you find exactly the right words for that important email, post or tweet when Aquarius Mercury forms a positive sextile aspect with precise Saturn.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2015

On Friday the Sun is in direct opposition to Jupiter, causing a sense of over-exuberance, over-exaggeration and over-exertion in all areas. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing ... but the coming weeks will show whether you bit off more than you can handle.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7/8, 2015

This weekend is perfect for making new friendships, renewing old friendships or strengthening friendships that may be on wobbly legs when Pisces Venus forms a sexy sextile aspect with Capricorn Pluto. This aspect works just as well for boosting financial and commercial enterprises.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between February 9 and 15 when when we come to the the Scorpio Third Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment. Meditations and rituals carried out during this Lunar Phase are best suited for seeking to come to terms with loss and finding areas in your life where you may unconsciously be causing yourself loss or sadness. This Lunar Phase is NOT about giving in to loss and grief, but rather it is about moving through them to find new ways towards growth and fulfillment .... More details next time ....


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIAMONDS FOR THE AMOR MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



LOVE is what the universe is all about. Love is the most important vibration that emitted from the divine source at the beginning of the Universe. Whatever God, Gods, Spirits, Angels, Saints, Martyrs etc that you worship, they channel love through you and you channel it back through them to the divine source. 

They are all conduits for this exchange of love. For us, of course, Antinous is that main conduit. 


For him the greatest symbol of Love, given physically to him by Hadrian, was an 'Adamantine' (diamond) spear head. 

It was that symbol of Love that Antinous used to display his most courageous act of Love in return. His Adamantine tipped spear killed the lion jumping to kill Hadrian.

We all hope to shoot our own metaphorical arrows/spears of desire into those things or people we love. Our loving thoughts reach out from us and connect whether we realise it or not. 


We are sometimes astonished when our objects of desire, friends, family members and even animals make it obvious to us that they know, and knew all along, that we love them. 

Don't be surprised. Love is an energy just as is hate, jealousy, indifference and murderous intent. 

Love however is the strongest of all emotions/energies, overrides all others and defeats negativity or evil. 

It is immensely powerful and positive and emits strong signals that we all pick up on whether we are aware of it or not.

At this time of year, therefore, and during this moon phase, it is so important to meditate on who or what you love. 


Crystals have strong energies too and can boost your love arrows as they emanate from your core. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly there are more crystals that can assist you with Love than any other energy/vibration/intention/thought process you may have. 

For this moon phase the obvious crystal is the strongest of them all and that which best reflects the light of Love brought to us from and to the Source - diamonds of course!

Diamonds - Are bringers of the purest Light and help us to focus on and receive Love in the form of relationships, commitment and fidelity. Meditations using diamonds are likely to be intense, revelatory and full of imagery.

They are, though, very expensive and I try to recommend crystals that are easily affordable from crystal shops or websites. 

So, there are other more accessible stones/crystals with Love as a key aspect of their characteristics. I list just a few...

Garnets - These inspire Love and devotion and can boost your sexual energies (which may or may not be useful in this moon phase?!!).

Larimar - These are one of the most recently discovered crystals - found in the Caribbean. They are a beautiful light blue or blue-green stone. They can help you to attract a soul-mate and even heal past life Love relationships that may have gone wrong.

Rose Quartz - Perhaps those crystal most readily associated with Love. They are the crystal of true and unconditional Love and can help you to attract it. 

Topaz - These help you to emanate Love. They bring you good health and good fortune which, obviously, makes it easier for you to be loving.

I hope you have a Love filled moon phase!

Love and Light
MARTIN

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Monday, January 26, 2015

THE ANTINOUS AMOR MOON
THE TAURUS FIRST QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Taurus First Quarter Moon is the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the AMOR MOON.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Amor Moon is the Great God of Love. Also known as Eros-Cupid, he is foremost of the Gods of the Religion of Antinous.

He is the first impulse upon which the world was created, and he is the beauty and perfection of all creation. He is called Phanes, the radiant being of beauty who emerged from the egg of night.

Others say that he is the son of Uranus and Gaia, or that he was born when Venus was born, and that he is the leader of a whole army of Erotes who attended Venus as she rose from the sea.

But Amor/Eros is also said to be the son of Venus, the Mother of Love, and his father is often said to be Mars, which is why Amor so often uses violence to obtain love.

Amor makes the world burn with the desire for beauty, he conquers all and is the drive that sustains life, Love is Life.

He inspires us through desire, to fight for our gratification, which is why the stag grows horns, to do battle in the time of rut.

Often he is portrayed as a youth with wings because he is flighty and has no reason or control over his desires. Eros is madly in love with the soul, with Psyche, who dwells within all of us, he cannot resist the beauty that is in our hearts and so therefore, he never disdains us.

One of his twins is Anteros ... "Love Returned to the Lover" ... and Anteros can devolve into Zelus ... fear, envy, jealousy.

The First Quarter Taurus Moon is the moon of comfort and luxury and lovableness. It is the fresh bloom of love.

Meditations and rituals carried out tonight are best suited for delving into matters of love and romance.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: JAN. 22 — FEB. 1, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 22 to FEB. 1, 2015


THURSDAY JANUARY 22, 2015

Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until February 11th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. So RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Aquarius-related areas of communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!


FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 2015

On Friday, you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 26 hours for all time zones around the world — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. 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 bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JANUARY 24/25, 2015

This weekend promises to be an emotional roller-coaster ride when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms sometimes positive and sometimes nasty configurations with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. The mood changes dramatically almost hourly. So improvise and be flexible.


MONDAY JANUARY 26, 2015

On Monday we come to the Taurus First Quarter Moon, the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON ... this moon paves the way for Valentine's Day!


TUESDAY JANUARY 27, 2015

On Tuesday Venus leaves emotionally cold Aquarius and dives into the romantic depths of Pisces. This sign change marks a major change not only in love but also in finances. Pisces Venus is not only loving and compassionate but also creative and generous. The motto for the next four weeks is: "Give, and you shall receive!" Pisces Venus is super-compassionate and over-generous. For the next month you may find yourself obsessed with spirituality and consumed with compassionate charity for others. On the negative side, common-sense practicality may be hard to muster.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

On Wednesday Mercury is in a positive sextile aspect to Uranus, inspiring your thoughts to be inventive and original. You may even love shocking other people with your outrageous opinions, all in the spirit of fun, particularly because Mercury is Retrograde right now and full of tricks. The pace of business is fast and you enjoy variety in your schedule. You have more nervous energy than usual and may find it difficult to sit still for a long period of time.


THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2015

On Thursday you'll certainly want to run the other way when your partner wants to sit down and discuss relationship issues. That's because love goddess Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn, and the Moon is also in tense aspects to both of them. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.


FRIDAY JANUARY 30, 2015

On Friday your self-confidence gets a boost when Mars forms an ego-boosting sextile aspect with Pluto. You feel empowered to demand a pay increase or anything else you feel you deserve. You also feel energized to take on ambitious projects.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JAN. 31 FEB. 1, 2015

This is one of the most romantic weekends of the year because love goddess Venus and emotionally deep Neptune align in conjunction in dreamy Pisces. Passion and compassion are the bywords — but watch out for over-indulgence in Neptunian party drugs and alcohol..


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between February 2 and 8 when when 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 spear 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 .... More details next time ....


Monday, January 19, 2015

TIGER'S EYE FOR THE OBELISK MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



TONIGHT's Aquarius New Moon is the OBELISK MOON of Antinous ... the lunar phase for focusing on education, learning and expression through writing.

I am an author of historical so the ability to research and get the correct facts about something are vital to me. So I am only going to recommend one crystal for this moon as it the one I know personally works wonders - Tiger's Eye.

Tiger's Eye is also my birth stone and one of my absolute favourites to work with. 

It brings clarity to that which you are paying attention to. It has the ability to help you to bring together scattered information into a coherent whole. It helps you to accomplish goals.

It is also a stone of protection - used throughout history as a talisman.

While writing my novel about Antinous - THE LOVE GOD - I used a pendulum made of Tiger's Eye to give me guidance. 

I wanted to know specific facts about the complexities of two ancient sites in Greece and one in Egypt. 

You can only ask a pendulum questions with a 'yes' or 'no' answer as it will only rotate one way for each answer (clockwise or anti-clockwise). 

To my astonishment the pendulum answered all my questions and prompted me to formulate more which it then also answered!

The scenes were those set in Delphi and Eleusis in Greece and Antinoopolis in Egypt. 

If you have read the book then the final scene was guided to me by the Tiger's Eye pendulum as I asked it to give me answers about the site. 

It was a lengthy process but revealed positions of things, the gender of people and what their roles were. Truly amazing!

Love and Light!
MARTIN

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THE AQUARIUS NEW MOON
THE OBELISK MOON OF ANTINOUS


TONIGHT's Aquarius New Moon is always a special lunar occurrence. 

Usually it is Chinese New Year, except in 2015 when there are two Aquarius New Moons and Chinese New Year falls on the second new moon February 19.

The Aquarius New Moon is also the ANTINOUS OBELISK MOON in Antinous Moon Magic, referring to the OBELISK OF ANTINOUS in Rome (pictured here).

The Aquarius New Moon also usually occurs near or on such festivals as Candlemas, Luminaria, Imbolc and Brighid's Day ... all festivals of shedding light on secrets, oracles (Groundhog Day), revealing secret knowledge, news, predictions.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Obelisk Moon is knowledge in all its forms, knowledge which is gained through study and learning.

This is the Spirit of education, training, schooling, apprenticeship and initiation into knowledge restricted to a few. In ancient times, knowledge of reading and writing was limited to a select few. Language was a matter of sacred symbols, thus the word "hieroglyphs" or "sacred writing" which was given to mortals by the scribe deity Thoth, whose sacred bird is the ibis.

The masses could not read hieroglyphs incised on an obelisk, thus the obelisk became a symbol of secret or arcane knowledge.

The Obelisk of Antinous, which now stands on the Pincian Hill in Rome, was incised with hieroglyphs which, in the 2nd Century AD, almost no one could read, not even Egyptians.

Yet the hieroglyphs on the Obelisk of Antinous give us precious information on the life and religion of Antinous. It is a key font of knowledge about Antinous.

In the Religion of Antinous, the Obelisk represents knowledge which comes from the divine. It represents the liberation from ignorance that knowledge brings about.

It stands for the Great Library of Alexandria and for all the libraries in all the world and for all the books in all those libraries.

The Obelisk is the spirit of all-encompassing power of knowledge in all of its forms, in print, over the internet or over airwaves.

It is knowledge that enables you to broaden your mortal mind to encompass the cosmos. You are the cosmos becoming aware of itself through knowledge.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 15 — 25, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 15 to 25, 2015


THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2015

On Thursday, things get intense when Mars forms a 90-degree square right angle to Saturn. It is like driving down a highway with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator because Mars wants to press the pedal to the metal, while Saturn wants a cautious, go-slow approach. The result is pent-up frustration which boils over into rage. Open warfare breaks out not only in crisis regions of the world, but also in street traffic, in your work place and in your domestic relationship. Cold-blooded, vengeful wrath strangles out rational thought.


FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

On Friday, the work week ends on a tense note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms industrious aspect to the Sun and Saturn but squares off against angry Mars and Neptune. While most of those configurations spell conscientiousness, the Moon-square-Neptune aspect encourages you to forget details and lose sight of the big overview.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JANUARY 17/18, 2015

On Saturday and Sunday, harmonious configurations abound among ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune. Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing weekend because big changes are ahead next week. On Sunday, in particular, your heartstrings will throb when Venus is in opposition to exaggeration-prone Jupiter. That is a recipe for a one-night fling which you will long remember.


MONDAY JANUARY 19, 2015

On Monday, capricious flirtation is in the air when Venus is in opposition to Jupiter … but you feel intimidated and insecure when assertive Mars moves into alignment with nebulous Neptune. One the one hand, Mars has an agenda of self-esteem priorities. But on the other hand, Neptune says your ego is an illusion. This Mars/Neptune conjunction occurs about every 18 months ... and it invariably coincides with wars, terrorist attacks and betrayals of trust. This is because many males react to insecurity and perceived threats to their manhood by being overly aggressive. But there is a positive side to Mars/Neptune: This is a golden opportunity to review and reassess and meditate on your goals in life ... to come up with realistic ways of achieving them constructively.


TUESDAY JANUARY 20, 2015

On Tuesday, the Sun and the Moon both enter Aquarius and align in conjunction for the New Moon which is the OBELISK MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... It always occurs near or on such festivals as Chinese New Year, Candlemas, Luminaria, Imbolc and Brighid's Day ... all festivals of shedding light on secrets, oracles (Groundhog Day), revealing secret knowledge, news, predictions ... It is symbolized by the "Obelisk of Antinous" which is incised with Egyptian hieroglyphs which, in the 2nd Century AD, almost no one could read, not even Egyptians. The Obelisk is the spirit of all-encompassing power of knowledge in all of its forms, in print, over the internet or over airwaves. It is knowledge that enables you to broaden your mortal mind to encompass the cosmos. You are the cosmos becoming aware of itself through knowledge.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 2015

On Wednesday, Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until February 11th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. So RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Aquarius-related areas of communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!


THURSDAY JANUARY 22, 2015

On Thursday, the Sun forms a cosy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in store for 2015. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this New Year, you now have a chance to analyze and study what needs to be done to ensure things are smoother the rest of the year.


FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 2015

On Friday, you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 26 hours for all time zones around the world — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. 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 bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JANUARY 24/25, 2015

This weekend promises to be an emotional roller-coaster ride when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms sometimes positive and sometimes nasty configurations with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. The mood changes dramatically almost hourly. So improvise and be flexible.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 26 and February 1 when we come to the Taurus First Quarter Moon, the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON ... this moon paves the way for Valentine's Day! .... More details next time ....


Monday, January 12, 2015

AMETHYST FOR THE CROSSROADS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



THE Crossroads Moon, the Libra Third Quarter Moon, brings you a time for setting a new course and making a absolute decision about the correct direction you should travel. 

There are a range of crystals that help us to be in a state that is conducive to decision making or actually making the decision:

1. Amethyst - Now I appreciate I regularly suggest Amethyst for a whole spectrum of Moon phases and to enhance a range of mindfullness states - there are reasons. 

No, I don't own shares in Amethyst crystal mines (!) but I do know that these magical crystals are extremely powerful as a protective stone. They create higher states of consciousness and strongly enhance meditation. 

Myself and my partner have them all over our house in grids to provide protection and focus. We also have a huge 'slice' through a geode of Amethyst which cost over £1,000 but has been worth every penny/cent. 

This wonderful crystal also helps the decision making process by enhancing common-sense and facilitating you to actually make the decision.

2. Azeztulite - I don't normally suggest rarer or more expensive crystals but this one is wonderful for connecting spiritually when decision making. 

It is, however, highly vibrational which means that new users may find it too powerful and feel overwhelmed, dizzy or sick using it at first. 

It is highly recommended for many states of mind ... if you can become 'tuned in to it'.

3. Jade - If you want a stone/crystal to help you on your spiritual or life journey then Jade is a wonderful assistant. 

It can awake hidden knowledge (buried in your subconscious or, perhaps, shrouded from you by incorrect mainstream religious teachings). Blue, green or white Jasper are the colours which will best help you during meditations right now.

Use these crystal connectors to help you to make a choice and go ahead with it.

Love and Light,
MARTIN

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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 8, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 8—18, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 8 to 18, 2015


THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015

On Thursday, the first assertiveness test of the New Year comes your way when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns in conjunction with Jupiter before going opposite to Mars. You can expected to be tested on whether you will stand up for something ... or someone ... of true importance to you.


FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2015

On Friday, the first work week of the New Year ends on a somewhat ambiguous note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a tense square aspect to stubborn Saturn while being in opposition to nebulous Neptune. You may leave work with the feeling that you forgot to finish something important.


SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2015

On Saturday, you will be eager to roll up your sleeves and do something practical around the house ... or with the car ... or else to head off to an electronics store to take advantage of Aquarius Mercury's insights into finding the best deals on that much-needed new computer, phone or other digital device.


SUNDAY JANUARY 11, 2015

On Sunday, you will want to hook up the new internet radio sound system you bought at a January Clearance Sale on Saturday (with expert advice from Aquarius Mercury) and invite friends over for an impromptu afternoon tea dance when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an "I can do anything" sextile aspect with Sagittarius Saturn.


MONDAY JANUARY 12, 2015

On Monday, Mars leaves cold and logical Aquarius and dives into the waters of Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea ... lots of steam and boiling ... and the cosmos conspires to make your dreams come true! In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, until Mars enter Aries on February 20, 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 JANUARY 13, 2015

On Tuesday, Venus forms a sexy sextile with impetuous Uranus. You may meet a stranger who ordinarily would not be your type ... but who certainly appeals to you today.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2015

On Wednesday, Mercury is in a positive sextile aspect to Uranus, inspiring your thoughts to be inventive and original. You may even love shocking other people with your outrageous opinions, all in the spirit of fun. The pace of business is fast and you enjoy variety in your schedule. You have more nervous energy than usual and may find it difficult to sit still for a long period of time.


THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2015

On Thursday, things get intense when Mars forms a 90-degree square right angle to Saturn. It is like driving down a highway with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator because Mars wants to press the pedal to the metal, while Saturn wants a cautious, go-slow approach. The result is pent-up frustration which boils over into rage. Open warfare breaks out not only in crisis regions of the world, but also in street traffic, in your work place and in your domestic relationship. Cold-blooded, vengeful wrath strangles out rational thought.


FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

On Friday, the work week ends on a tense note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms industrious aspect to the Sun and Saturn but squares off against angry Mars and Neptune. While most of those configurations spell conscientiousness, the Moon-square-Neptune aspect encourages you to forget details and lose sight of the big overview.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JANUARY 17/18, 2015

On Saturday and Sunday, harmonious configurations abound among ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD, Uranus, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune. Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing weekend because big changes are ahead next week.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 19 and 25 when we come to the Winter Blue Moon of Antinous which is also Chinese New Year. Also, Mercury turns Retrograde next week for the first time this year .... More details next time ....


Sunday, January 4, 2015

PRAYER TO DEUS LUNUS
By Flamen Antinoalis Antonius Subia



FOR tonight's Cancer Full Moon ... the Lunus Moon of Antonius ... Antonius Subia offers this prayer: 

LUNUS! 

Beautiful God of the Full Moon
Shine your light upon me in darkness
In the deepest hour of the night
I come forth from within
From the fortress of my soul
I come forth from behind my walls
To bathe in your light.
All my defenses are gone now
I peel away the scars of old wounds
And expose new skin to your eyes
I am restored to my true self
The wolf emerges to bear his teeth again
And sniff his way through darkened paths
Across this wilderness of blood and
Enemies that stretches out before me.
My howl reaches to far-away brothers
I know are gazing up naked
And transformed by your power
LUNUS!...let me join the Hounds
Of Antinous and Diana
To run again by their side
I am the Hound of Antinous!
I am his will and his loyalty
I am his courage in living form,
I am a pack of thousands!
The Full Moon is my power 
I see with the eyes of Janus
I sense the coming of unknown things
My ears penetrate the foliage
I am hurled past all barriers
Toward the heart of the horned ones
Antinous is my Master
He is the great wolf in the sky
The Alpha whose command I obey
I will be led into triumph by his command

~ ANTONIUS SUBIA


Image: Deus Lunus also known as Men or Mensis (British Museum). Lunar symbolism dominates his iconography. The god is usually shown with a crescent like open horns on his shoulders, and he is described as the god presiding over the months. He is depicted with a Phrygian cap and a belted tunic. He may be accompanied by bulls and lions in religious artwork. The iconography of Men partly recalls that of Mithras, who also wears a Phrygian cap and is commonly depicted with a bull and symbols of the sun and moon.

THE ANTINOUS LUNUS MOON
THE CANCER FULL MOON



TONIGHT's Cancer Full Moon is the lunar phase we call the LUNUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic — the Moon of Moons!

This is a Full Moon which brings out powerful emotions. Because this Full Moon always occurs during December/January, it is emotional farewell to the old year and heart-felt welcoming of the new year.

You will shed sentimental tears for loved ones you have lost during the past year, not to mention a job or other things you may have lost.


Each lunar phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of Lunus is Antinous the Moon God. It is your His lunar divine self.

Antinous the Gay God was worshiped in ancient times as a lunar deity. The "Man in the Moon" was actually the "Blessed Boy in the Moon" to the ancient worshipers of Antinous.

The Spirit of the Lunus Moon is the spirit of emotions, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories and moods. It is also your dreams and nostalgia. Lunus is the personification of the unconscious mind and it is all dreams and visions.

The OBELISK OF ANTINOUS states that he hears the prayers of his worshipers and sends them healing visions as they slumber. Lunus is the personification of intuition and mediumistic abilities.

Lunus is clairvoyance itself. Lunus is also the bringer of nightmares, fears, traumas and irrational emotional imbalance.

Just as the Moon moves the tides, Lunus brings emotional fluctuations. Lunus is inconstancy, inconsistency and flux. As the phases of the moon change, so Lunus is all things which flow and fluctuate. It is all things which come and go like the tides.
 

Tonight's Lunus Moon is a propitious time for meditations and rituals delving into your emotional state of being, and also for intuitive or clairvoyant trances.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

GORGEOUS GREEN COMET LOVEJOY
LIGHTS UP ANTINOUS HOLIDAY SKIES



THE New Year's first celestial object to light up the skies is Lovejoy comet, already visible to the naked eye and expected to get even brighter over the next two weeks as the moonlight wanes after this weekend's Cancer Full Moon ... the LUNUS MOON of Antinous.

It will be at its brightest on January 11th when the Sun aligns with the STAR OF ANTINOUS for the most glorious day in our liturgical calendar ... VICTORIA ANTINOI ... This is the day that the 72 days of mourning and mummification are finished and Antinous the Gay God emerges from the perils of the Underworld to shine "younger than the newborn sun," as the Ancient Egyptian texts say.

The comet C/2014 Q2, named after an amateur Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy, is flying our way from the edge of the solar system. 

The comet has been faintly visible for four months in the skies over the Southern Hemisphere. But it was not bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. 

The time-lapse photo at left was taken by Carlos Caccia in Argentina on December 24. The vertical streak is the ISS space station moving from west to east toward the rising sun.

Now it has brightened to 5 magnitude and will be visible high in the dark moonless sky through January ... especially in the Northern Hemisphere.

You will have to take a good look … because Lovejoy will not be back for another 8,000 years!

On January 7 it will pass at its closest, about 70 million kilometers from Earth. Although visible to unaided eye, spotting it in suburban light pollution would likely require at least a pair of binoculars.

The remarkable comet will pass near the constellation of Orion ... one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations ...  which should make it fairly easy to spot in the night sky.

In photos of the comet taken on it's approach it appears green, which is due to the way its molecules react to sunlight.

The comet appears green because its atoms and molecules are ionized and give off a specific wavelength of light … like a neon sign.

In this instance with the comet, it is due to the molecules cyanogen and diatomic carbon, which both glow green.

To the naked eye, though, the comet will appear grey; it is only cameras using a long exposure that bring out its green coloration.

The comet is particularly interesting because it is a long period comet - one that originates in the most outer reaches of the solar system, the Oort cloud.

Here, icy remnants of the young solar system orbit in a vast cloud, occasionally make long journeys into the inner solar system.

On rare occasions these comets are visible from Earth, as Lovejoy is now, before heading back out on its extremely long orbit … for another 8,000 years.