TONIGHT's Cancer New Moon is the moon of romantic renewal which we call the ADONIS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... the lunar phase which enhances partnerships.
Each lunar phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Adonis Moon is the Perfect Lover.
This is the Spirit which dwells in each gay heart. It is the ultimate friend, partner, soul mate and lover.
This Spirit embodies the perfection of a gay relationship, the perfect friend, the perfect companion.
This Spirit defies all conventions and may not conform to societal formats for partnership, but it nonetheless constitutes the perfect partner.
To paraphrase a classic Grace Jones song, this Spirit may not be perfect, but this spirit is perfect for you.
Throughout history, Antinous has always been identified with Adonis, the god of beauty and desire, and a central figure in various mystery religions. The statue shown here is of Antinous in his guise as Adonis.
Adonis is one of the most complex figures in classical times. He has had multiple roles, and there has been much scholarship over the centuries concerning his meaning and purpose in Greek religious beliefs. He is an annually-renewed, ever-youthful vegetation god, a life-death-rebirth deity whose nature is tied to the calendar.
His name is often applied in modern times to handsome youths, of whom he is the archetype. Adonis is often referred to as the mortal god of Beauty.
Rituals and meditations tonight are best suited for focusing on your partner ... or how to find a partner ... or simply a good night for being with your partner.