Thursday, May 31, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 31st—JUNE 10th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 31st-JUNE 10th, 2018


THURSDAY, MAY 31st, 2018

Thursday is the perfect day for a job interview or for a presentation of a special project. Mercury is in a good trine aspect to Mars to help you get your point across articulately and strongly to others.

FRI-SUNDAY, JUNE 1st to 3rd, 2018

This promises to be the best weekend of the year for good fortune in love and money when Venus forms a Golden Triangle with Jupiter and Neptune. Over three days, Venus forms a trine aspect with Jupiter whilst also forming a trine aspect to foggy Neptune. On the positive side: you can trust your intuition to buy a lottery ticket. But on the less positive side, you don't know when to stop and squander your hard-earned money on a big risk ... in money and love. But your wager may pay off big time. This is the best weekend of the year for a wedding.

MON-SUNDAY, JUNE 4th to 10th, 2018

This is one of the most remarkable weeks of the year ... protentially one of the most promising weeks ... and yet one of the most dangerous weeks ... when numerous cosmic configurations converge all at once. On Wednesday we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call the THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the week will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon. It is perhaps the most spiritual of all the Lunar Phase Spirits because it knows that its wait will not be in vain. It is waiting for something it knows must and will come to pass. It is a perfect night for casting the Antinous Moon Magic "Lotus Moon Spell" to obtain your heart's desire.

But also on Wednesday, the Earth may shake for you when Venus moves into opposition with Pluto, something that happens only once a year. There is equally the possibility of making a profound commitment at this time, particularly in a sexual relationship. Power struggles are also possible in this phase. Venus opposition to Pluto can also literally cause the Earth to shake ... in the form of earthquakes.

And then this: your brain is ablaze with often confusing and conflicting ideas when 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.

And also on Wednesday, you view the world through rose-colored glasses due to Mercury-square-Neptune and Sun-square-Neptune. This is the kind of aspect that occurs when Jack sells the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans. In the fairy tale, of course, the beans turn out to be magic after all. But on this weekend the beans aren't magic at all. If you do holiday shopping, it might be a good idea to watch your emotions and not let yourself be carried away. It might also be a good idea to watch your wallet and not let it be lifted by some pickpocket.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between June 11th and 17th when we come to the Gemini New Moon — a good time to set a goal for the coming four weeks. And given the presence of Gemini energy, it's an auspicious time to begin gathering the information you will need to set this mission in motion. In Antinous Moon Magic we call the Gemini New Moon the MERCURY/HERMES MOON because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy ... More details next time ....


Monday, May 28, 2018

GOLDEN CITRINE
FOR THE DENARIUS MOON

By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



OUR astrology advisor Hernestus has reminded me that today's moon is the Antinous Denarius Moon (Sagittarius Full Moon).

With its focus on finding wealth in your pocket, life, experience, health and people, I would recommend that you meditate using the following crystals:

Aventurine - These beautiful stones are typically pale blue but can be found in other colours/colors. They have many attributes but, for this full moon,  the key aspect is that they are very positive stones for prosperity. They also bring mental clarity to help you achieve your prosperity.

Citrine - These beautiful yellow/gold crystals have been well known for centuries as stones of abundance. They help you achieve the wealth you seek in any aspect of your life. A joyful crystal, Citrine also helps you to share your wealth thus bringing other aspects of wealth to you such as the trust, love and friendship of those you help but also building an abundant respect and love of yourself for doing so.

Place a Citrine in the left corner of every room in your home and allow it/ trust it to bring wealth/abundance into your life.

In Light and Life,
MARTIN

To get more advice from Martin Campbell and to find out how to contact him CLICK HERE.

THE SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
THE DENARIUS MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT's Sagittarius Full Moon is the Lunar Phase which we call the DENARIUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic.

This the classic "Money Moon" of ancient lore. This is the best time to fulfill dreams for achieving the riches you have always sought ... and remember that "riches" are not counted in terms of money, but in terms of the wealth of love and warmth you give to others.

The Sagittarius Full Moon is the "lucky" moon of jovial excess and exuberant spending.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Denarius Moon is the Spirit of Wealth and Abundance. It is the embodiment of largesse and of all material and spiritual riches. It is the Spirit of Richness in all its many meanings.

It is symbolized by a Roman coin bearing the profile of Antinous. In ancient times, Antinous coin/medallions were prized by his worshipers as a sort of portable Sacred Token or Pocket Shrine.

In ancient times many followers of the Blessed Youth felt it was necessary to have a tangible representation of Antinous with them at all times for protection and for blessings.

The rich had small, light-weight traveling busts or bronzes made to accompany them on their journeys. Poor people made do with more crudely made representations, such as coins and figurines and medals made of lead, clay and other base materials.

People of modest means who were lucky enough to get their hands on one of his commemorative coins would carry it with them for protection, often even wearing them.

Many were pierced by holes and hung from the neck as talismans: Antinous' image offering protection against evil, sickness and death. Other such medallions were mounted in frames to adorn household altars, and others were buried with the dead to invoke the god's aid on the perilous journey into the unknown.


Meditations and rituals tonight are best suited for delving into matters concerning material wealth, as you might expect. But on a far more sublime level, this is an ideal night for delving into the true treasures in your life ... the things you value most.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 24th—JUNE 3rd, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 24th-JUNE 3rd, 2018


THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2018

Thursday is the perfect day for a job interview or for a presentation of a special project. Sun is in a good trine aspect to Mars to help you get your point across articulately and strongly to others.

FRIDAY, MAY 25th, 2018

On Friday, Mercury is in a trine with Pluto while Jupiter is in a foggy trine aspect to Neptune. These configurations mean you see the world through rose-colored glasses. Sun-trine-Neptune is the kind of aspect that occurs when Jack sells the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans. In the fairy tale, of course, the beans turn out to be magic after all. But on this weekend the beans aren't magic at all. If you do holiday shopping, it might be a good idea to watch your emotions and not let yourself be carried away. It might also be a good idea to watch your wallet and not let it be lifted by some pickpocket.

SAT-SUNDAY, MAY 26th-27th, 2018

This weekend, look for guidance from an older person in financial and relationship issues ... or offer guidance to a younger person ... when Venus is in opposition to Saturn. This is a time when maturity triumphs over youthful zeal. Sit back and heed the guidance of an old soul ... who can also be a spirit guide. And if you see a younger person blundering into a trap, this is the day to intercede and offer a wise word of advice based on personal experience.

MON-TUESDAY, MAY 28th-29th, 2018

This week, we come to the SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON which we call the DENARIUS MOON because it focuses its light on treasures in your life. This Full Moon is the best time of the year to use ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC to open your heart to ancestral spirits, guardians, spirit guides or past-life soul mates. They have a "treasure" of experience which they will lovingly impart to you.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30th, 2018

On Wednesday, mental clarity shines bright and clear once again when Mercury leaves plodding Taurus and sweeps into Gemini — Mercury's astrological home sign. This shift dramatically improves communications for the next three weeks. And since Mercury also watches over commerce, the coming weeks will also be an ideal time for financial and career decisions.

THURSDAY, MAY 31st, 2018

Thursday is the perfect day for a job interview or for a presentation of a special project. Mercury is in a good trine aspect to Mars to help you get your point across articulately and strongly to others.

FRI-SUNDAY, JUNE 1st to 3rd, 2018

This promises to be the best weekend of the year for good fortune in love and money when Venus forms a Golden Triangle with Jupiter and Neptune. Over three days, Venus forms a trine aspect with Jupiter whilst also forming a trine aspect to foggy Neptune. On the positive side: you can trust your intuition to buy a lottery ticket. But on the less positive side, you don't know when to stop and squander your hard-earned money on a big risk ... in money and love. But your wager may pay off big time. This is the best weekend of the year for a wedding.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between June 4th and 10th when we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call the THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the weekend will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon. It is perhaps the most spiritual of all the Lunar Phase Spirits because it knows that its wait will not be in vain. It is waiting for something it knows must and will come to pass. It is a perfect night for casting the Antinous Moon Magic "Lotus Moon Spell" to obtain your heart's desire ... More details next time ....


Monday, May 21, 2018

RED RUBIES FOR THE MELANCHOLY MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



PUT on your ruby slippers because our astrological expert Hernestus tells me that this moon phase is the Moon of Melancholy. Don't despair though, sadness can be lessened in many ways ... and red rubies help. 

This Moon will help you to identify your sadness and find solutions to it. Crystal mediation will definitely help you to achieve this.

We all experience sadness even if it is over something trivial. Don't be afraid to embrace the emotion. Each emotion is the gate to a different emotion. 

If you constantly block out your sadness how can you ever expect to open the door to happiness? Observe your sadness and understand it. 

I suggest using any of the following crystals to assist and guide you as you meditate on your sadness:

Red Jasper - these stones will help you see problems before they affect you too directly. They also help you to be insightful about your current situation/s.

Sodalite - these dark blue stones are sometimes flecked with white and have a strong intensity. They will help release you from the emotional conditioning that you have imposed upon yourself (I am too fat, too skinny, too old, too ugly etc. etc.). They will help to bring you to the objective truth about yourself and will help you to communicate that truth to yourself and others.

Ruby - these much prized crystals (top photo) can help you to reach a positive and creative state of mind. It will protect you during times of conflict or dispute.

Love and Light
MARTIN

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WHY ANTINOUS LOOKS SO SAD
ON SUCH A 'LUCKY' DAY



TONIGHT's Virgo First Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase we call the MOON OF MELANCHOLY ... but don't worry ... it can be your "lucky" moon.

Each phase of the Moon represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC. The Spirit of the Moon of Melancholy is the Spirit of Despondency and Despair. It is the worrier, the pouter, the Spirit which feels guilty and inadequate.

It is the negative side of Virgo, not the caring and dutiful side, but rather the side which frets and mopes and feels inadequate for the task at hand. It is sadness for the sake of sadness, without cause. It is the Spirit of Chronic Depression.

In English-speaking countries, "Melancholy" is almost a dirty word.  Puritan upbringing has conditioned us to grin and bear it, to adopt a stiff upper lip attitude. But suppressing this feeling is as bad as wallowing in it. 

Other cultures are not so uptight about acknowledging this feeling of sadness. They realize it is a necessary part of life. It is what the French call "larmoyant"  a lovely word which rolls off your tongue so languidly. It describes a lack of joy, a vague feeling that life is not what it should be. It is Peggy Lee singing that minor-key ballad "Is That All There Is?" 

This moon signals those areas of your life where things are not going well and you have a right to sing the blues. But it also signals those moments when we wallow in self-sorrow and almost enjoy brow-beating ourselves  for no good reason.  

Don't suppress this sadness, but don't wallow in it. Instead, savor it for a moment and discern what your gay spiritual heart is trying to tell you. 

ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD uses this lunar phase to invite you to reflect on those parts of your life or your living and job environment which may be making you sad. 

You may come to the realization that the sadness you are feeling is not coming from within yourself, but rather that it is originating elsewhere — coming from someone else or from some other situation.

As you know, many gay people are highly sensitive to the emotions of others, and to the "vibes" of a location or situation. You know how you can enter a space, such as a room or a house, and you immediately sense whether it is a cheerful or a sad place. You know how the sadness of others can affect you — even at great distances.

You may be feeling sadness and then the phone rings and it is a special person who needs consolation, and you realize that the melancholy you were feeling had its origins with that person, not with yourself.

Most people ignore such "coincidences." But this sensitivity is an integral part of ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC. That is why the "Moon of Melancholy" is important. It is the best time of the year for meditation and rituals concerning sadness — in yourself and in others.

Examine your own life and see if where the source of your sadness lies.


If you find the source of sadness in your life, then this Lunar Phase provides you with the energy to effect changes which will move you out of melancholy into the next lunar phase.

Friday, May 18, 2018

NOW LILITH ALIGNS WITH PLUTO
AND THE STAR OF ANTINOUS



THE Star of Antinous is currently aligned with Pluto at 21 degrees Capricorn FOR A YEAR OF LGBT HEALING.

Now Black Moon Lilith aligns in conjunction with both Pluto and the Star of Antinous which doubles-down on LGBTQ efforts to assert our rights.

Lilith rules over those disowned aspects of our own shadowy nature ... parts of ourselves that we consider hideous, of which we are somewhat aware yet possibly pressing hard to keep concealed from others. We push them down, out of sight from others, fearing that if they become exposed would reveal to others how horrible we are as a person. 

Yet they somehow press back up at us, bursting to come out in our most intimate encounters. We call this part our ‘shadow’, the side that we try to keep out of the light.

Our ‘shadow-self’ conceals a darker side to our nature, hidden aspects of ourselves which we have repressed or suppressed –  anything from difficult emotions, our own sexual preferences, hidden desires, even potential strengths that are yet to be uncovered because we fear to go there. 

We know these traits are within us, but we just do not want to acknowledge them ourselves, and we prefer others not to see them either. We become convinced that if these traits were ever to be revealed that some might judge us as being a “bad person”. 

So whilst we tend to keep these aspects of ourselves tightly under wraps, we unwittingly project them onto others in our lives (like our friends or family), where they play out in our exterior world dramas and when we see them in others start to engage in cutting them down. 


Our efforts to deny, or shoot down our projected shadow self may at times reflect upon us with a severely sabotaging effect.

On May 18th, Black Moon Lilith join Pluto and the Star of Antinous at 21 degrees Capricorn.

It’s significant because it's new ground for the first time in around 250 years and because both Mars and Lilith conjunct Pluto at this degree in quick succession. 

The last time Pluto passed through this degree was 1773. The year of The Boston Tea Party. We all know how that ended up. The American Empire is rotting from with in, being defeated and going through a death.

Both the Pluto (death, transformation) and Lilith (too-muchness, where we have been shamed) are powerful in this combination. In the sign of Capricorn, the rules, our institutions, the patriarchy.

We may see incidents involving the cruel and ruthless dishing out of discipline; overly ambitious aspirations to hold power over the mainstream using judgement and the full force of remorse, whilst trying to maintain a definite position over others in the world gradually marking itself by the distinction of whose on the right side and who is in the wrong. 

 With the final outcome longing to be resolved, a major life-lesson lies here. A real consciousness-shifting turning point, as it were. 

 In facing up to what we tend to avoid and often project onto others, we are afforded the opportunity to proceed forward on our own life’s journey without succumbing to distractions or interference which only diminish our true intent. Learning to be more asserting, focusing on present matters with strength, passion, insight and conviction, we learn to build bridges to our success rather than destroy them in our wake.

For LGBTQ people, Pluto aligned with the STAR OF ANTINOUS signals a revolutionary breakthrough in our struggle to change the attitudes of society. And Lilith aligned with both Pluto and the Star of Antinous empowers us to act decisively to achieve our birthright.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 17th—27th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 17th to 27th, 2018


THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 2018

This is the most explosive week of the year when Mars, which has just entered Aquarius, squares off against Uranus, which has just entered Taurus. These are major sign changes and Thursday's 90-degree square configuration will show us what we can expect from both planets in the months and years to come until Uranus leaves Taurus in 2025 — 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 assassinations and terrorist attacks. It definitely spells trouble for the world's hot spots such as the Mideast and Korea. And it does not bode well for health and environmental issues either. 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. Instead, be consciously aware of the source of your anger so that you can harness the powerful energies of Mars/Uranus to carry out constructive projects you have been stalling on for way too long.

FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 2018

On Friday, Mercury forms a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Saturn which empowers you with perseverance (Saturn) and clear forms of expression (Mercury) to make some serious long-term plans for the future. In addition, Black Moon Lilith aligns with Pluto and the Star of Antinous at 21 degrees Capricorn to double down on LGBTQ healing and rights.

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018

On Saturday, Venus leaves nervous Gemini (where Venus never feels entirely comfortable) and enters cozy Cancer. Venus is very much at home in Cancer, creating a spirit of emotional home-and-hearth sentimentalism. Even if you are the sort of gay person who has never taken the idea of "marriage" and "family" seriously before, don't be surprised if you now think of settling down and setting up housekeeping with that certain special someone. That may mean merely sharing a house or apartment together. Or it may mean planning a gay wedding and possibly even adopting or siring children. For the past month, Gemini Venus expressed love and money through words. Now Cancer Venus will express love and money emotionally.

SUNDAY, MAY 20th, 2018

On Sunday, 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.

MON-TUESDAY, MAY 21st-22nd, 2018

Overnight Monday-Tuesday, we come to the Virgo First Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase we call the MOON OF MELANCHOLY ... but don't worry ... it can be your "lucky" moon ... In English-speaking countries, "Melancholy" is almost a dirty word. Puritan upbringing has conditioned us to grin and bear it, to adopt a stiff-upper-lip attitude ... Other cultures are not so uptight about acknowledging this feeling of sadness. They realize it is a necessary part of life. It is what the French call "larmoyant" — a lovely word which suggests there is great beauty in sadness ... For example, crying at the movies is very beautiful and cleansing for the soul ... it is cathartic and healthy ... Meditations and rituals on this night are best suited for identifying the source of sadness in your life. If you find the source of sadness in your life, then this Lunar Phase provides you with the energy to effect changes which will move you out of melancholy into the next lunar phase.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd, 2018

On Wednesday, your intuition is enhanced when Mercury forms a sextile aspect with dreamy Neptune. You should trust your intuition about financial and business matters, but be wary of fast-talking con-men who try to cloud your mind. You can count on finding the right word at the right time by trusting your inner voice. Also, Mercury is in opposition to Jupiter. That spawns nervousness and irritability.

THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 2018

Thursday is the perfect day for a job interview or for a presentation of a special project. Mercury is in a good trine aspect to Mars to help you get your point across articulately and strongly to others.

FRIDAY, MAY 25th, 2018

On Friday, Mercury is in a trine with Pluto while Jupiter is in a foggy trine aspect to Neptune. These configurations mean you see the world through rose-colored glasses. Sun-square-Neptune is the kind of aspect that occurs when Jack sells the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans. In the fairy tale, of course, the beans turn out to be magic after all. But on this weekend the beans aren't magic at all. If you do holiday shopping, it might be a good idea to watch your emotions and not let yourself be carried away. It might also be a good idea to watch your wallet and not let it be lifted by some pickpocket.

SAT-SUNDAY, MAY 26th-27th, 2018

This weekend, look for guidance from an older person in financial and relationship issues ... or offer guidance to a younger person ... when Venus is in opposition to Saturn. This is a time when maturity triumphs over youthful zeal. Sit back and heed the guidance of an old soul ... who can also be a spirit guide. And if you see a younger person blundering into a trap, this is the day to intercede and offer a wise word of advice based on personal experience.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 28th and June 3rd when we come to the SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON which we call the DENARIUS MOON because it focuses its light on treasures in your life. This Full Moon is the best time of the year to use ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC to open your heart to ancestral spirits, guardians, spirit guides or past-life soul mates. They have a "treasure" of experience which they will lovingly impart to you ... More details next time ....


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

URANUS IN TAURUS 2018-2025



URANUS has left Aquarius, where it had been since 2011, and has now entered Taurus, where it will remain through the end of 2025 and into early 2026. 

We can expect revolutionary changes in technology, political institutions and financial affairs, and we most certainly must reckon with increased earthquakes and natural disasters. 

To give you an idea of what to expect, the last time Uranus was in Taurus was from 1934 to 1942 ... and that period was generally marked by chaos worldwide. 

In the wake of the economic difficulties which lingered after the 1929 crash, the Great Depression, many extremist regimes came to power: Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, then the establishment of the Vichy regime. 

Japan launched a war of aggression in the Pacific and Germany attacked its neighbors in Europe.

And, after a policy of isolationism, the United States went to war after the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941. 

We must keep in mind that some key-areas which underwent Uranian upheavals linked to Taurus may be on the agenda again: finance, agriculture, and the temptation of totalitarianism, for example.

Uranus will glide across the Taurus sky from 15 May 2018 through 26 April 2026. 

We can anticipate massive changes and reform to occur within Taurus's earthly domains: On a large scale, astrologers predict major shifts regarding food production and consumption. 

We will become increasingly aware of the prolific usage of pesticides and explore progressive ways to harvest more sustainable crops. 

Humans' impact on the planet will become more apparent, so there will be a substantial rise in environmental activism.

And, of course, since Taurus is linked to money, we will see cataclysmic shifts within the financial sector. The future of cryptocurrency will be defined over the next eight years, and market volatility will inspire economic innovation.

During Uranus's movement through Taurus, don't be surprised if your perspective on money and material possessions changes rapidly. 

If you've been penny-pinching, you may transform into a big spender over the next eight years.

Alternatively, if you've been known to push the limits of your bank account, Uranus's motion may inspire you to work within more budgetary restraints.

Astrologers unanimously agree that the financial markets will be volatile during this time, so make sure you are prepared to endure risks on any investments, including in cryptocurrency, real estate, and jewelry.

Since the physical environment will also be affected by Uranus's trip through Taurus, this is a great time to explore practices in sustainability. Check out your local farmers' markets, research the ingredients of the food you buy, and consider new, innovative ways you can reduce your ecological footprint. 

Uranus's movement through Taurus will encourage you to pay closer attention to our habits of consumption.

The most important thing to remember about any Uranus transits is to always expect the unexpected since Uranus teaches us important lessons by rattling our universe. Don't be afraid of its rumble, but buckle your seat belts, cosmic warriors ... these next eight years are going to be wild.

Monday, May 14, 2018

AMBER FOR THE MARCUS AURELIUS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell


TONIGHT's Taurus New Moon is the Marcus Aurelius Moon of Antinous.

Marcus Aurelius left us his wonderful philosophical work 'Meditations'. 

Whilst not strictly about meditation the writings do invite you to focus deeply on your thoughts as you travel through the complexities of life. 

He was a popular, successful, self-assured, mindful and wise emperor - building on the legacy of thoughtful leadership embodied in his benefactor Hadrian. 

Our astrology expert Hernestus describes our suggested focus for this moon phase in much the same way that these great men ruled much of the known world at the time. 

Consequently I am recommending that you use the following crystals to help you focus your meditation/s on those qualities:

For wisdom - use EMERALDS. These fabulous green gems will help you to gather wisdom from your own subconscious as well as the 'mental planes' that exist spirituality around us, built over millennia by gods, priests, angels and our spirit guides.

For patience - use AMBER (shown at top). Not strictly a crystal, it is fossilised tree sap millions of years old.

Very light, in both senses of the word, Amber will help you find peacefulness and calm - vital qualities in becoming patient.

For self confidence - use MOSS AGATE. These lovely stones help you to build self - esteem and to focus on your most positive personality traits.'

Marcus Aurelius would have used these crystals if he knew of their ability to imbue these positive vibrations in his soul.

In Light and Life,

MARTIN

To get more advice from Martin Campbell and to find out how to contact him CLICK HERE.

THE TAURUS NEW MOON
THE MARCUS AURELIUS MOON


TONIGHT's Taurus New Moon is the powerful, power-filled lunar phase we call the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Marcus Aurelius Moon is the Spirit of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the greatest philosopher/emperor of Ancient Rome.

This Spirit embodies power which is wielded wisely and justly.

It is a Spirit which encourages tolerance and acceptance of ideas and customs which are strange at first glance. It is the Spirit of magnanimity and compassion.

Hadrian hand-selected Marcus as a boy to be one of his successors, and he turned out to be a noble heir, a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called the last Golden Age of Rome.

On a spiritual/higher plane, the Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment. The Taurus New Moon in May highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and Second House themes (material security, values, self-worth).

Rituals and meditations carried out tonight are best suited for delving into pragmatic matters and looking for inner wisdom amidst the chaos of everyday life.


In oracular work, this lunar phase helps you to  identify a wise guide (in this material world or in the spirit world) who is self-assured and confident and well-inclined towards you. This may not be a close friend, but he is someone you can trust for being fair and wise.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 10th—20th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 10th to 20th, 2018


THURSDAY, MAY 10th, 2018

On Thursday 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. Meanwhile, the Sun is in a positively profound trine with Pluto that enables you to get down and dirty and show what is really inside of you ... deep ... down ... inside. This is a good day to grow beyond yourself ... shed your old shy image the way a snake sheds its skin ... and present your shining inner self to the world.

FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 2018

On Friday 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 2018

On Saturday impossible miracles are possible when Mercury aligns with Uranus ... for the second time in two weeks April/May ... the most outrageous statements turn out to be absolutely true when Mercury aligns in conjunction with impetuous Uranus in Aries. A politician will say something which sounds far too unbelievable to be true. Believe it! This is the time when serendipitous miracles occur. A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.

SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 2018

On Sunday Mercury leaves feisty Aries and glides into grounded Taurus to slip off his talaria winged sandals and chill and contemplate his investments for the next couple of weeks until Mercury wings into chatty Gemini on 30 May 2018.

MONDAY, MAY 14th, 2018

Overnight Monday-Tuesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun in Taurus for the TAURUS NEW MOON the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON because he was a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called a Golden Age. The TAURUS NEW MOON highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and 2nd House themes (material security, values, self-worth). On a spiritual/higher plane, the New Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment.

TUESDAY, MAY 15th, 2018

On Tuesday we come to the biggest sign-change of the year when Uranus leaves Aquarius, where it has been since 2011, and enters Taurus, where it will remain until 2025. We can expect revolutionary changes in technology, political institutions and financial affairs, and we most certainly must reckon with increased earthquakes and natural disasters. To give you an idea of what to expect, the last time Uranus was in Taurus was from 1934 to 1942 &mash; and that period was generally marked by chaos worldwide. In the wake of the economic difficulties which lingered after the 1929 crash, many extremist regimes came to power: Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, then the establishment of the Vichy regime. Japan launched a war of aggression in the Pacific and Germany attacked its neighbors in Europe and, after a policy of isolationism, the United States went to war after the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941. We must keep in mind that some key-areas which underwent Uranian upheavals linked to Taurus may be on the agenda again: finance, agriculture, and the temptation of totalitarianism, for example.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th, 2018

On Wednesday 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 2018

This is the most explosive week of the year when Mars, which has just entered Taurus, squares off against Uranus, which has just entered Taurus. These are major sign changes and Thursday's 90-degree square configuration will show us what we can expect from both planets in the months and years to come until Uranus leaves Taurus in 2025 — 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 assassinations and terrorist attacks. It definitely spells trouble for the world's hot spots such as the Mideast and Korea. And it does not bode well for health and environmental issues either. 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. Instead, be consciously aware of the source of your anger so that you can harness the powerful energies of Mars/Uranus to carry out constructive projects you have been stalling on for way too long.

FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 2018

On Friday, Mercury forms a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Saturn which empowers you with perseverance (Saturn) and clear forms of expression (Mercury) to make some serious long-term plans for the future.

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018

On Saturday, Venus leaves nervous Gemini (where Venus never feels entirely comfortable) and enters cozy Cancer. Venus is very much at home in Cancer, creating a spirit of emotional home-and-hearth sentimentalism. Even if you are the sort of gay person who has never taken the idea of "marriage" and "family" seriously before, don't be surprised if you now think of settling down and setting up housekeeping with that certain special someone. That may mean merely sharing a house or apartment together. Or it may mean planning a gay wedding and possibly even adopting or siring children. For the past month, Gemini Venus expressed love and money through words. Now Cancer Venus will express love and money emotionally.

SUNDAY, MAY 20th, 2018

On Sunday, 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.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 21st and 27th when we come to the Virgo First Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase we call the MOON OF MELANCHOLY ... but don't worry ... it can be your "lucky" moon ... In English-speaking countries, "Melancholy" is almost a dirty word. Puritan upbringing has conditioned us to grin and bear it, to adopt a stiff-upper-lip attitude ... Other cultures are not so uptight about acknowledging this feeling of sadness. They realize it is a necessary part of life. It is what the French call "larmoyant" — a lovely word which suggests there is great beauty in sadness ... For example, crying at the movies is very beautiful and cleansing for the soul ... it is cathartic and healthy ... Meditations and rituals on this night are best suited for identifying the source of sadness in your life. If you find the source of sadness in your life, then this Lunar Phase provides you with the energy to effect changes which will move you out of melancholy into the next lunar phase ... More details next time ....


Monday, May 7, 2018

IT'S RUBIES FOR THE FORUM MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



OUR astrological expert Hernestus describes the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon as the FORUM MOON perfect for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting - any place where numerous people gather, especially gardens and parks.

Many of you find yourself attending meetings in your work. Hopefully you all have social interactions with groups of friends. You may even be lucky enough to meet in open spaces. 

Such gatherings and interactions are how we humans meet, do business and attempt to understand one another. 

It is likely that we have the most developed manner of communicating of all Earth's animals. Some of us are very good at interacting - many are not. So we can use this opportunity to either enhance our existing ability or develop one we lack.

So, for crystal enhanced meditations this moon phase I would recommend the following crystals:

Ruby - Rubies are protective crystals so help prevent the impact of others negative communication. They are best known for helping you to have crystal sharp thoughts, confidence and even dynamic leadership - you can become the life of the party!

Celestite - These beautiful pale blue crystals have many attributes. For this moon phase, however, they have key two key aspects. Firstly they bring mental clarity aiding fluent communication. Secondly they help you to analyse complex ideas and be open to new ones - ideal for a positive exchange of ideas.

Love and Light,
MARTIN

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THE AQUARIUS THIRD QUARTER MOON
THE FORUM MOON



THE ANCIENT Priests of Antinous were known for making oracles, taking auspices and casting magical prayer spells. The Phases of the Moon were vitally important, especially since Antinous was worshiped as a Lunar Deity. Each major phase of the moon had a specific oracular significance.

Each Lunar Phase occurs at a particular time of year and represents a particular archetypal astrological meaning.

Tonight's AQUARIUS THIRD QUARTER MOON comes on the heels of last week's SCORPIO FULL MOON and a week prior to the upcoming GEMINI NEW MOON. In the Religion of Antinous we call this Lunar Phase THE FORUM MOON, named for the Roman Forum.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the FORUM MOON is the Spirit of the Public Person. This is the Mood and Spirit of a city, neighborhood or work place. It is the combined Spirit of all the people who inhabit that place and indeed the very Spirit of the place itself.

This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.

It is also the best moon for working spells involving "strangers," by  which we mean people outside your immediate circle of family and close friends. The Environment. Crowds. Society at large. Stage. Audience. It represents strangers and crowds. People you work with.

It represents your interaction with the world beyond your doorstep. It is the world at large. It is Internet groups and forums. It is the company you work for. It is schools and hospitals. It is the perfect Lunar Phase for for what Chaos magicians call cyber-magic.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 3rd—13th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 3rd to 13th, 2018


THURS-FRIDAY, MAY 3rd-4th, 2018

Now begins the LGBT spiritual revolution! Pluto is aligned with the star of Antinous in the sign of Capricorn for much of 2018/2019 ... sending transformative healing energies that can radically alter gay spirituality for centuries to come. Pluto takes more than 250 years to orbit the Sun. To give you some perspective, the last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the late 18th Century ... the dawning of the Age of Reason and the revolutions in France and America. This time around, Capricorn Pluto is once again revolutionizing global political and economic structures along with belief systems. This is an opportunity for LGBT advancement that will not come again in our lifetimes. Seize the opportunity for transformational healing to prepare you for the world that will exist when Pluto leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius ... in 2023. More on how Capricorn Pluto and the Star of Antinous can change your life: PLUTO ALIGNS WITH THE STAR OF ANTINOUS.

SAT-SUNDAY, MAY 5th-6th, 2018

This weekend the cosy Taurus Sun forms a dreamy sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune, inviting you to reflect introspectively about how this year is going so far, and to start dreaming about how the rest of the year may turn out. This is the perfect evening for oracle games, scrying, dreamscaping and fortune-telling.

MONDAY, MAY 7th, 2018

Overnight Monday-Tuesday the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.

TUESDAY, MAY 8th, 2018

On Tuesday casual conversations turn into ugly arguments which can end in tears when over-eager Aries Mercury squares off against stubborn Capricorn Pluto. Mercury is anxious in Aries and Pluto is eager to dismantle established structures in Capricorn (which explains what is happening in global finances and politics). Mercury square Pluto is an aspect which encourages con men to try to pull a fast one on gullible souls. If you are gullible, then watch out. If you are a con man, then this is your day to shine.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th, 2018

On Wednesday love and money are in the air when Venus forms a 90-degree square aspect to foggy Neptune. On the positive side: you can trust your intuition to buy a lottery ticket. But on the negative side, you don't know when to stop and squander your hard-earned money on a bad bet ... in money and love.

THURSDAY, MAY 10th, 2018

On Thursday 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. Meanwhile, the Sun is in a positively profound trine with Pluto that enables you to get down and dirty and show what is really inside of you ... deep ... down ... inside. This is a good day to grow beyond yourself ... shed your old shy image the way a snake sheds its skin ... and present your shining inner self to the world.

FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 2018

On Friday 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 2018

On Saturday impossible miracles are possible when Mercury aligns with Uranus ... for the second time in two weeks April/May ... the most outrageous statements turn out to be absolutely true when Mercury aligns in conjunction with impetuous Uranus in Aries. A politician will say something which sounds far too unbelievable to be true. Believe it! This is the time when serendipitous miracles occur. A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.

SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 2018

On Sunday Mercury leaves feisty Aries and glides into grounded Taurus to slip off his talaria winged sandals and chill and contemplate his investments for the next couple of weeks until Mercury wings into chatty Gemini on 30 May 2018.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 14th and 20th when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun in Taurus for the TAURUS NEW MOON the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON because he was a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called a Golden Age. The TAURUS NEW MOON highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and 2nd House themes (material security, values, self-worth). On a spiritual/higher plane, the New Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment ... ... More details next time ....