Sunday, October 30, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST OCT. 27-NOV. 13th, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCT. 27 - NOV. 13th, 2016


THURSDAY/FRIDAY OCT. 27th/28th, 2016

The work week ends nicely as far as communications are concerned when the Sagittarius Sun aligns with Mercury. This is the best time of the week to make deals and sign agreements.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCT. 29th/30th, 2016

The THE YEAR OF MARS 2016 certainly lives up to its name this weekend when aggressive Mars squares off to explosive Uranus and relationship-oriented Venus aligns with stubborn Saturn — there might literally be explosions or at least volcanic eruptions when the warrior god is at odds with unpredictable Uranus. Pent-up anger bursts out into all-out armed conflict. This is a classic textbook recipe for terrorist attacks and political assassinations. On the personal level, you need to be on guard for outbursts of rage. The important thing is to be aware where your rage is coming from. Don't vent your rage on innocent victims. Also this weekend, we come to the SCORPIO NEW MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic this lunar phase is called the ZELUS MOON of fear, angst and anxiety ... and using Antinous Moon Magic to triumph over fear.

MON.-WEDS. OCT. 31th-NOV. 2nd, 2016

This week meditation and astral travel are enhanced by the incisive Scorpio Sun and Pisces Neptune. Sun trine Neptune enhances your ability to lift the veil between the worlds and to perceive spirits in other realms. You can also receive messages from the beyond and communicate more effectively with your higher self and with spirit guides during this profoundly spiritual configurations. Because Neptune is retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) you can delve into past-life incarnations.

THURS./FRIDAY NOV. 3rd/4th, 2016

As this work week winds down, Mercury and Pluto form a sextile aspect which facilitates negotiations with authority figures such as your boss. At last, you can expect answers to some questions which have been plaguing you for the longest time. It may take a little digging, but Mercury sextile Pluto mean that the answer will be found.

SAT.-SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5th/6th, 2016

On Saturday you might want to purchase a lottery ticket when Venus forms a trine aspect with winner-take-all Uranus. Not only are these fortuitous configurations good for making money, but they also greatly enhance chances of love and romance. So, go ahead — take a chance on love.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2016

On Monday we come to the Aquarius First Quarter Moon ... the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the altruistic and magnanimous CONCORDIA MOON ... the perfect night for laying enmity and strife to rest ... and open your heart to healing love.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 2016

On Tuesday the Sun forms a sextile aspect with Pluto which brings you recognition, success and amazing abilities to make your wishes come true.

WEDS.-FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9th-11th, 2016

The latter half of this week takes on a coolly logical tone when Mars leaves stodgy Capricorn and enters rational, logical Aquarius — the Warrior Planet Mars becomes First Officer Spock! Aquarius Mars carries out his "battles" on a highly cerebral level. This is the nerd gamer who loves 3-D chess and role-playing games. Mars in Aquarius signals a time when emotions are sublimated as people engage in mind games. That is not a bad thing — as long as people don't get so caught up in the chatter of their brains that they forget to listen to their hearts.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th, 2016

On Saturday Venus (love, sexual attraction, wealth) enters Capricorn (business, practicality, hard reality) and stays there until December 8th. The goddess of love will have us reviewing and renewing many of our relationship commitments and obligations in very tangible and concrete ways. Venus in Capricorn knows the laws of sexuality in any given culture, and is skilled at bending those laws to their benefit. Capricorn wants to be the boss of itself (and possibly you) and generally goes it alone, which is an interesting modus operandi for the planet that tells us about how we do partnership. This trip through the sign of the Goat can teach us about boundaries within our unions. There's nothing sexier than someone who isn't desperate for our affections while still remaining open, transparent and available for intimacy and spontaneity. Venus in Capricorn can become a bit of a cautious ice queen if it starts to take itself, its work and its ambitions too seriously. Career can become the ultimate turn on, and social status the greatest romance when Capricorn gets out of balance. Venus in Capricorn can teach us how to be one of the most loyal and dedicated partners around.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13th, 2016

On Sunday Mercury leaves dour Scorpio and wings its way into high-spirited Sagittarius, where it will stay until December 3rd. No matter what your Sun sign is, this abrupt change will lighten your spirits. It is like tossing and turning all night and then seeing the pink glow of dawn on the eastern horizon. Everything will be better. Now, this does not mean that Scorpio Mercury is bad. On the contrary, Scorpio Mercury urges you to probe into deep thoughts and dig out the truth, even if it is unpleasant. That is very important. But Sagittarius Mercury urges you to look on the bright side, to find joy in your life and pursue the light at the end of the tunnel. The only disadvantage to Sadge Mercury is a certain tendency to be so busy talking about the light at the end of the tunnel that you miss the freeway exit to the tunnel — but Sagittarius Mercury is always optimistic and will find an innovative way to reach the destination.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 14th and 20th when we come to the TAURUS FULL MOON. That is the lunar phase which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the HADRIAN's VILLA MOON. This is a way for Antinous the Gay God to help you find your spiritual home, the celestial palace you have made for yourself. This Moon is aimed at helping you focus and center your spiritual heart .... More details next time ....


FIGHTING FEAR DURING THE ZELUS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Adviser Martin Campbell



I feel tonight's ZELUS MOON is rather like a journey. So I have made suggestions for each stage.

Fear - Always a difficult one to suggest a crystal for as there are many which help you deal with, or get fear expressed. This time I suggest Azurite. It is a beautiful stone which can help you to alleviate the feelings of fear through meditating with one. It can also help you to focus on the reality of what you are feeling.  

Jealousy - It can eat away at you... Rather than just accepting this we can use meditation with a Peridot crystal. They form in volcanoes so will help you to focus on and observe your jealousy as it rises in your mind. This focus should help you to be clear what the real cause is.

Suspicion - Once you have analysed your jealousy it is likely that suspicions of other people's higher status, better looks, wealth etc. are why you are becoming jealous. Melanite Garnets will help you to speak the truth and allow the truth to emerge. 

Anxiety - You will feel anxious about these truths being uttered - will you be judged harshly? I would suggest you use Iron Pyrite. These metallic crystal formations (often very geometric) are particularly good if you are a man (especially gay men) because it can help reduce those feelings of inadequacies you may have been feeling in comparison with other men. It will help you to boost your own assessment of your self worth.

Resolution - As you relax after this internal battle with your emotions you will want a feeling of resolution. Among many other attributes Amethyst can help you get rid of negative energy and thoughts. It can also help you transition to a new state of being. Which of course can include transition from this life into the next. So it is also perfect for meditating on the transience of life and the narrowing of the veil between life and death at this time of year.

So your journey has hopefully led you to a place where you can experience fun and deep spirituality at Halloween/Samhain.

Love and Light
MARTIN

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THE SCORPIO NEW MOON
THE ZELUS MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT's Scorpio New Moon  is the darkest and most serious new moon of the year. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call it the ZELUS MOON in honor of the Dark Eros who teaches us to let go of things without fear.

This New Moon usually occurs at or near the cycle of ancient dark festivals which are mirrored in modern Halloween, Samhain, Día de los Muertos, All Souls Day, St. Martin's Processions, Trick-R-Treat and all the other variations of this primeval Dark Moon Lunar Festival.


This is the new moon to focus on death and rebirth. Remember the Phoenix rising from the ashes of its own destruction. It is a time to focus on positive ways to release any negative energies and go forward, transforming fear into magical strength and fortitude.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Zelus Moon is the Spirit of Fear. Fear expresses itself in so many ways, through jealousy, envy, rivalry and emotional insecurity.

It is the darkness under the bed or in the bedroom closet when one was a child. It is the fear of the unknown. It is the essence of dread and fear-and-trembling along with anxiety, panic and trepidation.

It is especially the fear of losing something or someone, which sours its energies into jealousy, envy, covetousness and irrational malice.

This Lunar Phase unleashes many powerful energies -- Fear. Phobia. Jealousy. Envy. Covetousness. Fear of losing something. Insecurity.

We all know the icy grasp of Zelus as he clutches our heart with FEAR -- the fear of losing something or someone, losing your life, your possessions, losing a lover to someone else.

It isn't even necessarily about the one that you love, but can also be more focused on those who you think are a threat to your love, those whom you hate because of the love you have for the one you fear to lose.

But it also extends to Envy and Covetousness...jealousy over the recognition given to others, jealousy over the things you have, or the things you want that someone else has...it comes from a sense of insecurity on many levels, not only having to do with love.

Tonight's Scorpio New Moon meditations and rituals should focus on where fear blocks and hinders your spiritual progress. Find and identify the things you fear. Look Zelus in the face and ask him to help you harness and master the powerful energies which he offers you.

For Zelus is not your enemy. He is part of you. Zelus constitutes one of the most powerful energies in your spiritual self. Shunning Zelus and trying to block him out of you life only makes Zelus pound and scratch at the portals to your soul all the more frantically.

Open the portals and allow Zelus inside so as to make yourself complete. Watch in amazement as the Dark Eros morphs into the Light Eros, as fear and envy turn into courage and love.

By befriending and harnessing the powerful energies of Zelus, by making him your spiritual ally and companion, you become a warrior with the SACRED BAND OF THEBES, the Army of Lovers who carry fear as their shield and their buckler.

It's not about being fearless. It's about being able to transform your fear into a mighty force which wins the battle of life. 


Zelus energy is not about scaring you to death. It is about LIFE. It is about harnessing fear and doubt and turning them into useful energies in your daily life.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE HADRIAN MOON OF WISDOM



THIS weekend we come to the second Cancer Third Quarter Moon in succession ... which we call the Autumn Blue Moon of Hadrian in Antinous Moon Magic. In the Southern Hemisphere this is the Spring Blue Moon. 

Whether Springtime or Autumn, Hadrian reminds us of the ancient maxim: You can only harvest that which you have sown. 

Tonight's lunar phase is an allegory for Hadrian: the maturity within your soul. Regardless of your chronological age, Hadrian is that part of you which draws on the wisdom and maturity that comes from experience and spiritual knowledge. 

Hadrian reminds you to do everything in your power to see that the world you leave behind will be a better place because you were there.

Este fim de semana, chegamos à segunda lua crescente minguante Cancer em sucessão ... que chamamos de Lua de Adriano Azul Outono em Antinous Mágica da lua. No Hemisfério Sul este é o Blue Moon Primavera. Se Primavera ou Outono, Adriano nos lembra da antiga máxima: Você só pode colher aquilo que você semeou. fase lunar desta noite é uma alegoria para Adriano: a maturidade dentro de sua alma. Independentemente da sua idade cronológica, Adriano é aquela parte de você que se baseia na sabedoria e maturidade que vem com a experiência e conhecimento espiritual. Adriano lembra que você deve fazer tudo em seu poder para ver que o mundo você deixa para trás será um lugar melhor porque você estava lá.

Este fin de semana hemos llegado a la segunda luna creciente minguante del cáncer en la serie ... que llamamos el azul Otoño Luna de Adriano en Antinoo Magia de la luna. En el hemisferio sur esta es la primavera de la luna azul. Ya sea primavera o del otoño, Adriano nos recuerda la antigua máxima: Sólo se puede cosechar lo que han sembrado. fase lunar de esta noche es una alegoría de Adriano: la madurez dentro de su alma. Independientemente de su edad cronológica, Adriano es esa parte de ti que se basa en la sabiduría y la madurez que viene de la experiencia y el conocimiento espiritual. Adriano le recuerda que debe hacer todo en su poder para ver que el mundo se dejan atrás será un lugar mejor porque usted estaba allí.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 13th — 30th, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 13th-30th, 2016


THURSDAY OCT. 13th, 2016

At mid-week, Mercury is at right angles to Mars. Some astrologers say this is when people sharpen their swords, but we prefer to say it is when people sharpen their tongues to use as weapons! Remember that lovely line from "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde (who is a Saint of Antinous, by the way): "On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure." This is an aspect which encourages people to say vicious and intentionally hurtful things. People are overly persnickety and bitchy and downright mean. You'll be amazed how true this is.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 14th/16th, 2016

Batten down the hatches and brace for trouble this weekend ... when the threat of assassinations, political upheavals, armed conflicts and even earthquakes is acute. Mercury is in tense aspects to Saturn and Pluto even as the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to rebellious Uranus. These configurations bring unexpected and cataclysmic encounters or events which shake up the world ... including your own personal world. As if that were not enough, overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the ARIES FULL MOON which amps up the tension levels 100 percent! Be careful: In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the LIGHTNING MOON for the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Cassius in autumn of the year 129 AD. The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year.

MONDAY/TUESDAY OCT. 17th/18th, 2016

The week starts off on a joyous note when Venus soars into jovial Sagittarius, leaving behind the murky moodiness of Scorpio for another year. Sagittarius Venus is supremely optimistic and eager to give everybody the benefit of the doubt when it comes to trust in matters of love. This is in stark contrast to wary suspicions which abounded when Venus was in Scorpio. From now until November 12th, Sadge Venus encourages you to give love a chance.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY OCT. 19th-21st, 2016

This is the most explosive two weeks of the year when Mars aligns in conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn on Wednesday before squaring off against Uranus on October 29th — there might literally be explosions or at least volcanic eruptions when the warrior god teams up with the lord of the underworld and is at odds with unpredictable Uranus. Meanwhile, Mercury is in opposition to Uranus, igniting spontaneous verbal explosions. Pent-up anger bursts out into all-out armed conflict. This is a classic textbook recipe for terrorist attacks. It definitely spells trouble for the world's hot spots and the US presidential campaign. The threat of assassination looms large, as does the danger of terrorism. You need to be on guard for outbursts of rage. The important thing is to be aware where your rage is coming from. Don't vent your rage on innocent victims. Instead, be consciously aware of the source of your anger so that you can harness the powerful energies of Mars/Pluto/Uranus to carry out constructive projects you have been stalling on for way too long.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCT. 22nd/23rd, 2016

This weekend we come to the second Cancer Third Quarter Moon in succession ... which we call the Autumn Blue Moon of Hadrian in Antinous Moon Magic. The Autumn Blue Moon represents the Harvest Moon — a time to reap what you have sown in youth. It is an allegory for Hadrian: the maturity within your soul. Regardless of your chronological age, Hadrian is that part of you which draws on the wisdom and maturity that comes from experience and spiritual knowledge. This inner Hadrian is associated with law and ethics as that which follows from a sense of the natural order of things. Hadrian represents that part of you which transcends age, gender and other limitations to embrace a broad vision, tolerant attitude, freedom-loving philosophical air, and generally jovial spirits. Hadrian is your inner source of hope, optimism, confidence and generosity. Your inner Hadrian tends to appreciate abundance; the dictum "less is more" doesn't make much sense in his realm -- better to have plenty and let a little go to waste. Your inner Hadrian tells you that a strong sense of responsibility and justice flow from a belief in higher truth. Hadrian is lenient and merciful with the weak, intolerant of bullies and fools, and Hadrian is beneficent to those in need of his generosity. He is tolerant and embraces contrary ideas, but only in so far as they also reflect his views of tolerance and inclusiveness. Regardless of your age, Hadrian is that part of you which enables you to build upon what you have started, to complete your life's goals and to do everything in your power to see that the world you leave behind will be a better place because you were there.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY OCT. 24nd-26th, 2016

This week you will want to watch out for excesses in eating, drinking, spending money and falling in love when indulgent Venus forms a 90-degree square angle to dreamy Neptune and simultaneously an expansive sextile aspect with exaggeration-prone Jupiter. If you are a latent shopoholic, this is the one week of the year where you will max out on your addiction ... while maxing out on your credit card. This is a good day for smooth-talking gigolos who pay fanciful compliments to you ... and you find yourself actually believing them ... And why not? Is that such a bad thing? Why not enjoy the fantasy as long as it lasts ... and as long as you know it's a fantasy?

THURSDAY/FRIDAY OCT. 27th/28th, 2016

The work week ends nicely as far as communications are concerned when the Sagittarius Sun aligns with Mercury. This is the best time of the week to make deals and sign agreements.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCT. 29th/30th, 2016

The THE YEAR OF MARS 2016 certainly lives up to its name this weekend when aggressive Mars squares off to explosive Uranus and relationship-oriented Venus aligns with stubborn Saturn — there might literally be explosions or at least volcanic eruptions when the warrior god is at odds with unpredictable Uranus. Pent-up anger bursts out into all-out armed conflict. This is a classic textbook recipe for terrorist attacks and political assassinations. On the personal level, you need to be on guard for outbursts of rage. The important thing is to be aware where your rage is coming from. Don't vent your rage on innocent victims. Also this weekend, we come to the SCORPIO NEW MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic this lunar phase is called the ZELUS MOON of fear, angst and anxiety ... and using Antinous Moon Magic to triumph over fear.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 31st to November 6th when we come to the Aquarius First Quarter Moon ... the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the altruistic and magnanimous CONCORDIA MOON ... the perfect night for laying enmity and strife to rest ... and open your heart to healing love .... More details next time ....


METEOR GLASS FOR THE LIGHTNING MOON
By Our Crystal Therapy Adviser Martin Campbell



THE Aries Full Moon ... the "Lightning Moon" in Antinous Moon Magic ... ushers in a period of potentially intense and/or sudden change.

Tonight's Lightning Moon is special because it is also a Super Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse ... the first time a Super Total Eclipse has occurred in three decades. 

So, I recommend the following:

Moonstone - this is absolutely the best crystal at this time. It helps accepting change as part of a cycle of moon phases. 

Bloodstone - helps you to act in the present moment, and deal with change. It is also meant to help you control the weather!

Clear Calcite - Helps you accept new beginnings.

Aqua Aura - my favourite suggestion for this lunar cycle. (Photo top of this entry.) It is clear quartz crystal fired in an oven with gold dust. So not dissimilar to being struck by gold lightning! The process creates a magical blue crystal. 

Friends of mine comment on the 'point' I often wear with a deep blue Iolite mounted in silver with it (one of the attributes of Iolite is supporting the body in improving physical health). 

Aqua Aura creates space for something new to come into your life. Of course, being 'created' by man made processes may mean that some people get sniffy about it! 

I usually only recommend crystals that are readily available. The above are all readily available although the Aqua Auras can be expensive.

As this is an unusual moon, however, I thought it might be interesting to mention two other crystals which are ‘striking’ in that they came about via massive strikes on the earth. Not from lightening though…

Moldavite – Thousands of years ago a huge meteorite struck earth in Europe. The impact site is now covered by regions of Moldova, the Czech Republic and Germany. 

The intense heat of the impact turned the trees, soil and rocks into a deep green "glass" tektite crystal called Moldavite which was scattered for many miles around the impact crater. Most of the central crater has now been mined of the tonnes of Moldavite it once contained.  It is much harder to find the crystals blown many miles away from that central point. So Moldavite can be very expensive – especially the delicate, tree-like, ones found in the Czech region of Besednice.

Due to its origins, Moldavite is ‘high vibrational’. Its energies flow at a level of vibration above virtually all other crystals. It will put you in touch with your higher self and ‘higher’ beings – especially if placed over your third eye. Be careful though! Many people can’t cope with the sudden head rush that Moldavites can create. I have brain damage so find I can’t go near them – especially the Besednice ones. I get very disorientated. My partner loves them so I always carry grounding crystals in case I come to near him if he is using one!

Libyan Gold/Libyan Glass Tektite - Thousands of years ago a huge meteorite struck earth in north Africa. The impact site is now covered by regions of Libya and Egypt. The intense heat of the impact turned the desert sands into a yellow ‘glass’ tektite crystal called Libyan Gold or Libyan Glass.

I usually just refer to it as Libyan Glass. 

These crystals can be very beautifully and jewellers can turn them into amazing pieces to wear. 

The Egyptian pharaohs sought out chunks of Libyan Glass to adorn their jewellery – they also knew of its magical attributes… Libyan Glass was said the bring the sun god – the Aten - to earth.

The Aten was the god who the heretical pharaoh Akhenaten worshipped and tried to make all Egyptians worship. 

It is interesting, therefore, that his son Tutankhamum (under whom Egypt was returned to its old gods) has a Libyan Glass scarab beetle carved as the central piece to the strings of jewels lain across his chest for burial (photo at the top of this entry).

Libyan Glass will help protect you on any journey, physical or spiritual. It will also help you to put the past behind you, to separate you from any negativity you have previously experienced. It is also high vibrational but the energy is smoother, less dramatic. I love it and have several pieces including a spear probably a thousand years old.

Love and Light until next week,
MARTIN

MARTIN CAMPBELL is an author living in Britain who is adept at Antinous Moon Magic in its special forms of pendulum, card reading and crystal magic. He is the author of THE LOVE GOD, a historical novel tracing the life of Antinous from the moment his tousle-haired head emerges from his mother's womb under auspicious stars in Asia Minor to the moment his head sinks beneath the swirling waters of the Nile on a starry evening in Egypt.

THE LIGHTNING MOON OF ANTINOUS
THE ARIES FULL MOON



TONIGHT's Aries Full Moon is the moon when surprises occur which can change your life in the blink of an eye.

In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this Lunar Phase the LIGHTNING MOON. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the LIGHTNING MOON is the Spirit of Suddenness. This Spirit is immediate, spontaneous, abrupt, instantaneous. It is all things that are as fast as lightning, quick as a flash, operating at the speed of light.

We call it the LIGHTNING MOON because of the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Casius near the mouth of the Orontes River in Asia Minor. 


It was at the season of the Autumnal Equinox in the year 129 AD that the imperial court ascended Mount Casius as it was called by the Greeks and Romans. It was called Zaphon in biblical accounts and is called Mount Aqraa today, situated on the border between Syria and Turkey.

Atop this mountain overlooking the sea was a Temple of the Sun dedicated to Jupiter. A storm broke while they made their ascent, and Hadrian had the priests conduct the Equinox ceremony in the rain.

During the sacrifice at the altar, a bolt of lightning struck with a horrific, earth-shattering clap of thunder, killing the priest and the sacrificial animal together.

This was taken as a very significant portent, one that Antinous alone comprehended, the darkness of the coming death and transfiguration were presaged.

Hadrian took it as a sign that the gods of Syria had turned against him, thinking it was Baal-Zeus who struck down the priests as a warning to Hadrian of what lay ahead during the fateful journey which would end in the tragic death of Antinous.


The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year.

However, it is not a Lunar Phase to fear. Abrupt change can be frightening, but this Lunar Phase reminds us that change is a necessary part of life. And sometimes we need to be shocked out of lethargy in order to move in a new direction. 

In magical rituals, this Lunar Phase is ideal for effecting speedy and immediate results. In spiritual meditation, it is suited for bringing out inspiration which comes out of no where, like a bolt out of the blue.

And in mundane, everyday life, it reminds us to watch our step, keep our eye on the road and don't stand exposed on a mountain top during a thunderstorm ... unless, of course, you are prepared to undergo a dramatic transfiguration.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

GOLD APPATITE FOR THE MERCHANT MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



OUR heavenly astrology expert Hernestus has advised me that this moon phase is the Capricorn First Quarter Moon which is the "Merchant Moon" in the Antinous faith. He advises that this moon is all about your career, job, employer or coworkers or the broader implications of your life's calling.

Due to very poor health in recent years, I was forced to retire early at the age of 49. It was a shock of course, and meant a major re-organisation of mine and my partner's life. 

It has been a surprisingly positive change in many, many ways. However, we are both having to consider 'what next'. 

My partner had to give up his career to care for me and I now have to consider whether I am now fit to work. We are looking at therapeutic and artistic work which are unlikely to pay highly but will be much more spiritual and satisfying.

Your career doesn't have to rule your life and sudden change within it may not be the disaster it at first seems!  

For this moon I would recommend that you meditate holding or being with an image of the following crystals:

Golden Appatite - They help enhance your will to succeed. They will give you the courage to take risks and 'go for it'.

Cerussite - these slightly dull looking crystals (above) can assist you in change.

In Light and Life,
MARTIN

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THE CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON
THE MERCHANT MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT is the night of the Capricorn First Quarter Moon which, in Antinous Moon Magic, is called the MERCHANT MOON.

In Antinous Moon Magic, each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Merchant Moon is Work. This Spirit enjoys taking up a task and doing it well and thoroughly. This Spirit likes to roll up its sleeves and get to work to see that a job gets done.


It is the proverbial Workaholic who lives only to work. It is the eager beaver, the busy bee, the workhorse who hates idleness and thrives on a job well done.

The Capricorn First Quarter Moon is an industrious, no-nonsense, let's-go-to-work sort of moon. It is symbolized by the Ancient Roman Merchant Ship which, alongside the trireme war ship, was the vessel which ensured prosperity, power and political unity for the vast Roman Empire.

Tonight is the best night of the year for working magical spells involving your life's Work. On the material plane, this can involve meditation, oracles and spells about your career, job, your employer or coworkers.

On a higher level, this lunar phase helps you to look into the broader implications of your life's calling. Do you live to work, or do you work to live? Are you able to juggle career and home life? Are you stuck in a rut?

This lunar phase brings out your spiritual ability to function in the world of work in general. On the earthly plane, it reflects your job/employer, your "day job" as opposed to spiritual or artistic endeavors.

For most people, and in most oracular readings, this lunar phase helps to sort out issues involving how you earn your living, and issues involving co-workers and job environment.


In a broader sense, the Merchant Moon helps you focus on your ability to keep your feet firmly planted on the material world while reaching for the stars.

Monday, October 3, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: SEPT. 29th — OCT. 16th, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

SEPT. 29th-OCT. 16th, 2016


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 2016

Mid-week is dominated by Mars, which leaves fiery Sagittarius and enters no-nonsense Capricorn, where it will remain for six weeks until November 9th. Mars works very well in Capricorn — in fact, Mars can be quite the little workhorse! Action that pursues your ambitions, goals, projects or objectives can make serious progress under this transit. It may be easier to pace yourself and be disciplined in how you use your energy and effort now. Taking a serious, responsible attitude in your actions is likely to produce positive results, even more-so than usual. On the other hand, if you have difficulty with these qualities, and tend to rebel or fight to preserve your freedom, you might feel more like you're being strapped into a yoke and harness and ordered to plow the fields. However, the amount of serious, authentic work you're willing to put your energy into will likely pay off in kind. It can be a good time to show leadership or to make independent decisions that lead by example. Taking risks will make more sense if you prepare your strategy and map out your plan of action.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 30th-OCT. 2nd, 2016

Overnight Friday/Saturday we come to the LIBRA NEW MOON... the Lunar Phase we call the TRIPOD MOON in Antinous Moon Magic in honor of the clouds of incense with which three-footed incense braziers filled the Ancient Temples of Antinous. The clouds of incense created a sacred other-worldly atmosphere of intoxication and purification ... but made rational decision-making difficult. If you are having trouble "seeing the fog", the Libra New Moon will show you where the confusion lies.

MONDAY-TUESDAY OCT. 3rd-4th, 2016

Overnight Monday/Tuesday the Sun forms a cozy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in for the last quarter of 2016. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this 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.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5th, 2016

In ancient times Antinous was famous for love spells and you can see for yourself on Wednesday when love goddess Venus is in a sexy sextile aspect with darkly magical Pluto. Venus sextile Pluto gives you the ability to cast a really powerful kind of love spell on others. We all know that love spells can go any which way. They can bind two people’s affections together in ways that are movingly romantic and passionate or dangerously unbalanced and obsessive. Pluto tends to manifest in extremes, so with this planet in aspect to Venus, your planet of romance, love affairs tend to swing from one end of the emotional spectrum to the next. You'll often find yourself on the receiving end of some obsessively intense attractions but you’re certainly prone to experiencing all-consuming feelings of attraction toward the object of your desire. Go ahead, give it love a chance.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY OCT. 6th/7th, 2016

This promises to be the most dangerous two weeks of the year starting now when Mars squares off against Jupiter and when the Sun squares off against Pluto — configurations which coincide only rarely and which invariably spawn strife, conflict, warfare, earthquakes and even bad weather. The only bright side is the fact that Mercury leaves hyper-critical Virgo and enters laid-back Libra, where diplomacy and balanced thinking are enhanced.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCT. 8th/9th, 2016

This weekend you should reflect on business and career opportunities during the CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON. In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this the MERCHANT MOON which offers you an opportunity to reap the benefits of your hard work — and find new opportunities for material advancement.

MONDAY/TUESDAY OCT. 10th/11th, 2016

A tumultuous week gets off with a bang when Mercury aligns in perfect conjunction with Jupiter. This is a fortuitous configuration which enhances good luck, which you will need later this week. Meanwhile, Mars forms a beneficent sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune. Not only are you lucky, but you find the right words to say at the right time ... and take the right actions ... to make your good fortune come true.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY OCT. 12th/13th, 2016

At mid-week, Mercury is at right angles to Mars. Some astrologers say this is when people sharpen their swords, but we prefer to say it is when people sharpen their tongues to use as weapons! Remember that lovely line from "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde (who is a Saint of Antinous, by the way): "On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure." This is an aspect which encourages people to say vicious and intentionally hurtful things. People are overly persnickety and bitchy and downright mean. You'll be amazed how true this is.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 14th/16th, 2016

Batten down the hatches and brace for trouble this weekend ... when the threat of assassinations, political upheavals, armed conflicts and even earthquakes is acute. Mercury is in tense aspects to Saturn and Pluto even as the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to rebellious Uranus. These configurations bring unexpected and cataclysmic encounters or events which shake up the world ... including your own personal world. As if that were not enough, overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the ARIES FULL MOON which amps up the tension levels 100 percent! Be careful: In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the LIGHTNING MOON for the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Cassius in autumn of the year 129 AD. The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 17th to 23rd when we come to the second Cancer Third Quarter Moon in succession ... which we call the Autumn Blue Moon of Hadrian in Antinous Moon Magic .... More details next time ....