Saturday, October 20, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: OCT. 18th—NOV. 4th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCT. 18th to NOV. 4th, 2018


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2018

This week, we come to 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, OCT. 19th-21st, 2018

This weekend, 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. But on a more positive note, this promises to be a gossipy sort of time when pouty Cancer Mercury is in a trine with vague and dreamy Neptune.

MON-TUESDAY, OCT. 22nd-23rd, 2018

This week, Mercury and Pluto form a sextile aspect which illuminates the entire coming week. Mercury sextile Pluto facilitates negotiations with authority figures. 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.

WED-THURSDAY, OCT. 24th-25th, 2018

Overnight Wednesday-Thursday, 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, OCT. 26th-28th, 2018

Earthquakes. Revolutions. Love (or lust) at first sight. This week sudden and abrupt change can occur with Earth-shattering results when the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to rebellious Uranus. This configuration occurs once a year and always brings unexpected and exciting encounters or events which shake up the world ... including your own personal world. Adapting to any changes requires extra effort, and any excitement may leave your nerves frayed. These unexpected and quite possibly unwanted changes can manifest in yourself, through a partner, or through an external event. Although initially upsetting and you may resist any change, it may offer a better way forward for you if you keep an open mind. You may anticipate something new on the horizon or feel nervous anxiety. Think about doing something out of the ordinary to satisfy your curiosity, otherwise the electric and spontaneous energy may escape in a destructive way such as a minor accident. Odd behavior or a radical about face in someone close to you may cause anxiety too. They may be looking for more personal freedom and any resistance or dominance from you would further encourage any rebelliousness. Arguments or separation may result from impatience or an inability on your part to adapt. It is possible now that someone new may enter your life who brings about much-needed change.

MON-TUESDAY, OCT. 29th-30th, 2018

This week, Mercury aligns in perfect conjunction with Jupiter. This is a fortuitous configuration which enhances good luck, which you will need later this week. 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.

WED-THURSDAY, OCT. 31st-NOV. 1st, 2018

This 48-hour period has configurations which illuminate the entire coming week. This is a magical Space/Time event when the veil between the worlds is lifted. It is known by many names: Halloween ... Samhain ... Día de los Muertos ... All Saints/Souls Day ... it is also when we change the clocks (in most countries) ... an hour forward in some places ... or an hour backwards in other places ... the time displayed on the clock is unimportant ... your location in the Time/Space continuum is unimportant.

For one thing, it's time to get into party mode we come to the Leo Third Quarter Moon, which is called the BACCHANALIA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic for its gifts of transcendence ... This Lunar Phase reflects those festivals of peering into other worlds and states of being ... a restless time of high-spirited indulgence, sometimes fun, sometimes slightly scary and always capable of unleashing powerful spirits ... On a mundane level, it refers to putting on a disguise and "having a good time". On a spiritual level, it refers to entering an altered state to commune with the divine, thus this Lunar Phase is the best time of the year for trance visions.

Also, Venus opposition Uranus and Venus sextile Saturn configurations encourage you to go out and party. First of all, you will really want to get together with good friends when caring-sharing Venus forms an exceedingly fortuitous sextile aspect with insightful Saturn. We're talking about long-term friends, people you have known and loved the longest — or people with whom you really want to form a long-lasting friendship. But wait! There's more: you may turn down the wrong street and enter the wrong door of the wrong club ... but then you find Mr. Right waiting for you. That is because the most unusual twists of luck can occur when Venus is in opposition with surprised-filled Uranus.

Meanwhile, Retrograde Venus backs out of Scorpio and re-enters Libra, giving you another chance at romance and social interaction. Harmonious ties to others are what you yearn for; refinement and elegance are what you seek. The ideal partnership, the perfect balance, the highest standards of truth and beauty.

And finally, Mercury leaves dour Scorpio and wings its way into high-spirited Sagittarius, where it will stay until 5th January 2019. 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, NOV. 2nd-4th, 2018

Do you have a broken heart? Or a health worry? Healing energies get a sudden and dramatic boost this weekend when Chiron the Healer comes galloping to the rescue to form a beneficent trine with Jupiter ... two heavenly bodies which are so slow-moving that this positive aspect is rare indeed ... CHIRON AND JUPITER are so slow-moving that these powerful energies will last for weeks ... This is a good time for medical checkups and treatment ... also, you can expect a positive and expansive outlook which can benefit your well-being at this time. You may be more open-minded with regard to experiencing new things, which will allow healing of your mind, body, and spirit.

For instance, you could seek higher understanding and meaning in your life through a guide, mentor, or spiritual person or increase your inner knowledge by means of educational processes, religion, or meditative practices during this period.

An urge to travel to far-away places (real or imaginary) may also be experienced. You may discover new perspectives on your beliefs, faith, and sense of hope.

Restoring peace and harmony in your personal life and relationships is possible now through your interest in healing your own wounds, as well as extending compassion and generosity to others..

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 5th and 11th when 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 ... More details next time ....


CHIRON FIRES HIS ARROWS
TO HEAL YOUR WOUNDED HEART



HEALING energies get a sudden and dramatic boost in the first week of November 2018 when Chiron the Healer comes galloping to the rescue to form a beneficent trine with Jupiter ... two heavenly bodies which are so slow-moving that this positive aspect is rare indeed.

This obscure asteroid plays only a peripheral role in most daily astrology forecasts. But this strong aspect to lucky Jupiter means that Chiron becomes a major player this year.

In Greek mythology, Chiron was one of the Titans, the greatest of the Centaurs. Chiron was the tutor to a great many gods and demigods, including Prometheus, Theseus, Achilles and Hercules, to name but a few.

Astrologically, Chiron represents a person's healing energies and, indeed, the word for "surgery" in many European languages (chirurgie in French and German, cirugya in Spanish, chirugia in Italian and Portuguese) comes directly from the Ancient Greek words for "Chiron Hands" ... a healer with the skilled hands of the Titan Chiron. The "special gifts" of the coming months involve psychic healing.

You may have been feeling that you are trapped in feelings of guilt, remorse or pain. You feel like the scapegoat or even the victim of change and circumstances beyond your control. 

You feel like you're in some horrific Harry Potter scenario and are all alone in a dark and spooky forest. This is when Chiron the Centaur gallops to your rescue and carries you to safety.

Chiron shows you why all of this has happened, and Chiron offers you options for moving forward ... out of the darkness.

Chiron and Jupiter are so slow-moving that these powerful energies will last for weeks.

On a personal level, you can expect a positive and expansive outlook which can benefit your well-being at this time. You may be more open-minded with regard to experiencing new things, which will allow healing of your mind, body, and spirit.

For instance, you could seek higher understanding and meaning in your life through a guide, mentor, or spiritual person or increase your inner knowledge by means of educational processes, religion, or meditative practices during this period.

An urge to travel to far-away places (real or imaginary) may also be experienced. You may discover new perspectives on your beliefs, faith, and sense of hope.

Restoring peace and harmony in your personal life and relationships is possible now through your interest in healing your own wounds, as well as extending compassion and generosity to others.

Friday, October 19, 2018

THE LAST METEORS ANTINOUS SAW:
THE ORIONIDS REACH THEIR PEAK TONIGHT



THE last meteors that Antinous saw before he died in October of 130 AD! Go outside tonight and look up and see one of the great wonders of the October heavens ... when the Orionids meteor shower reach their peak tonight! Every year in late October, our planet passes through debris left behind by Halley's Comet, and some of that debris turns into meteors. You see up to 20 meteors an hour in the Northern Hemisphere, or up to 40 an hour in the Southern Hemisphere.

Os últimos meteoros que Antinous viu! Olhe para o céu esta noite para ver uma das grandes maravilhas dos céus Outubro ... quando os meteoros Orionids atingir seu pico de hoje à noite! Todos os anos, no final de outubro, o nosso planeta passa por detritos deixados para trás pelo cometa de Halley, e alguns dos que os detritos se transforma em meteoros. Você vê 20 meteoros por hora no Hemisfério Norte, ou 40 meteoros por hora no Hemisfério Sul.

Los últimos meteoros que Antinoo vi! Mira en el cielo esta noche para ver una de las grandes maravillas de los cielos de octubre ... cuando los meteoros Oriónidas alcanzan su pico esta noche! Cada año a finales de octubre, nuestro planeta pasa a través de los escombros dejados por el cometa Halley, y algunos de los desechos que se convierte en meteoritos. Ves 20 meteoros por hora en el hemisferio norte, o 40 meteoros por hora en el hemisferio sur.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

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

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 11th—21st, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 11th-21st, 2018


THURSDAY, OCT. 11th, 2018

On Thursday, Venus and Mars are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, causing chaos in love relationships. This is the astrological textbook recipe for a relationship in which tempers are always hot, the sex is always hot, passions are always hot and in which you are fighting violently with each other one moment — and then violently having sex the next moment. Just saying.

FRI-SUNDAY, OCT. 12th-14th, 2018

This weekend, batten down the hatches because storms and earthquakes are in store when the Sun forms a 90-degree right angle with Pluto — a configuration which happens twice a year and which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare and even bad weather. The good news is that this configuration lasts only about 48 hours.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2018

On Monday, hot and steamy romance is in the air when Mercury conjunction Venus causes sparks to fly. Both planets are in Scorpio, the sign of dark passions and even darker jealousies. Because Venus is Retrograde right now, you may get a message from an old flame who rekindles desires you thought were long extinguished.

TUES-THURSDAY, OCT. 16th-18th, 2018

On Tuesday, we come to 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, OCT. 19th-21st, 2018

This weekend, 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. But on a more positive note, this promises to be a gossipy sort of time when pouty Cancer Mercury is in a trine with vague and dreamy Neptune.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 22nd and 28th 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 ....


Monday, October 8, 2018

TRY THIS NEW MOON WISH RITUAL
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell


TONIGHT is the Libra New Moon ... the Tripod Moon of magic and mystery when dreams and visions rise like vapors from an incense burner ... which is why we call it the Tripod Moon ... for the three-legged incense burners in ancient temples.

Every New Moon my love Soman and I write down our intentions and aspirations for the coming moon phase. 

We stand under the moon and read an incantation over them asking for the blessing of the goddess.

We then place them under the pillows we sleep on until the next Full Moon ... in two weeks' time.

Then we read an incantation of thanks and offering while burning the intentions in a cauldron. I then soak the ashes in water and sprinkle them around the base of our roses. 

Our intentions almost always come true and our roses are magnificent. Last year, one orange rose was still flowering in mid November!

So tonight might be a very good night to start such a cycle for yourselves folks!

Love and Moon Light

MARTIN

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

THE TRIPOD MOON OF ANTINOUS
THE LIBRA NEW MOON OF INDECISION


TONIGHT's Libra New Moon is 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.

By its burning, incense symbolized the zeal of the followers of Antinous, its sweet fragrance echoed the "scent of sanctity" believed to be exuded by the Most Great and Good God.

Its rising smoke symbolized the ascent of prayers to Antinous. 

Also, incense creates a cloud, which is another symbol for the altered state of the Divine. Incense blocks out everyday concerns of the rational mind and opens the heart to the Divine. Your soul is flooded by so many impressions that rational thought becomes clouded.

The Libra New Moon symbolizes those situations in which you find it hard to make decisions, you cannot pick an item from a menu because "it all looks so good" so you let others decide for you. This Lunar Phase is important in showing you how to "clear away the clouds" so that clear decision-making is possible.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Tripod Moon is the Spirit of Vapors and Clouds. This Spirit is intangible, hard to grasp, impossible to pin down. It is a Will-O'-the-Wisp. This Spirit is amorphous and formless, only vaguely discernible like the ectoplasm of a ghost.

It does not have its head in the clouds, but rather it is the clouds themselves. This Spirit has trouble making decisions, not because it  cannot see any options, but rather because it can see every option and the ramifications of every decision. This Spirit has problems seeing clearly precisely because it see too much.

The keywords during this Lunar Phase are: Clouded thinking. Confusion. Distraction. Indecision. Doubts. Angst. Worries. Altered Consciousness. Smoke Screen. Haziness. Fog.


Meditation, rituals, smudge ceremonies and especially aromatherapy carried out during this Lunar Phase help to "clear the fog" about making important decisions as well as cleansing and purifying yourself and your sacred environment.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 4th—14th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 4th to 14th, 2018


THURS-FRIDAY, OCT. 4th-5th, 2018

This week the LGBT spiritual revolution gets a big boost when Pluto turns direct after having been Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) since 22 April 2018. Moving "forward" again helps to heal past transgressions and bring closure. The special meaning for LGBT people comes from the fact that the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter currently form trines with each other and a vitally strong trine aspect with Pluto ... and the Star of Antinous! 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, OCT. 6th-7th, 2018

This weekend Venus stops and turns around. An ex-lover will call or visit you in the next 40 days ... Scorpio Venus goes "Retrograde" (backwards) from October 6th until November 16th. Retrograde Scorpio Venus is emotionally passionate, suspicious and distrustful ... this is a good time to review, reassess, and revive your relationships ... and that means it may be time to end some career or personal relationships. Retrograde Scorpio Venus is nostalgic for "the good old days" ... so you can expect to hear from old friends and ex-lovers. You may not have seen them for years, and suddenly they show up on your doorstep ... and the two of you have a wonderful time reviving old memories ... and possibly reconciling old differences. In fact, Retrograde Venus periods are often characterized by old lovers getting back together and re-marrying.

MON-TUESDAY, OCT. 8th-9th, 2018

Overnight Monday-Tuesday 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10th, 2018

On Wednesday, Mercury wings his way out of airy Libra and plunges into the murky depths of Scorpio where he transforms into canine-headed Hermanubis to sniff out dark mysteries with his keen nose and hear whispered secrets with his powerful ears. On the global level, you can expect public revelations of dark secrets during the coming weeks. And on the personal level, you can expect to see which of your friends are faithful and will stick by you when the chips are down ... and which ones will back off and just leave you standing there alone. Now is the time to talk about all of those shadows and skeletons hiding in the closet. They will be crawling out and rearing their head regardless, so why not work with them so they don’t work against you? Also on Wednesday, Mercury opposition Uranus provides a special surprise factor. A chance meeting or unexpected phone call or message can open a window of opportunity to make things happen fast.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11th, 2018

On Thursday, Venus and Mars are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, causing chaos in love relationships. This is the astrological textbook recipe for a relationship in which tempers are always hot, the sex is always hot, passions are always hot and in which you are fighting violently with each other one moment — and then violently having sex the next moment. Just saying.

FRI-SUNDAY, OCT. 12th-14th, 2018

This weekend, batten down the hatches because storms and earthquakes are in store when the Sun forms a 90-degree right angle with Pluto — a configuration which happens twice a year and which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare and even bad weather. The good news is that this configuration lasts only about 48 hours.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 15th and 21st when we come to 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 ... More details next time ....


Monday, October 1, 2018

ANTINOUS SAYS STOP BEING AFRAID
AND LEARN TO LOVE CAPRICORN PLUTO



TODAY the LGBT spiritual revolution gets a big boost when Pluto turns direct after having been Retrograde (going "backwards" as seen from Earth) since 22 April 2018. 

Pluto has stopped and is turning around ... aligned perfectly with the Star of Antinous in Capricorn ... and both are in auspicious aspects to Mars and Saturn. Now, after five months of introspection and frustration, it is time to put your personal power to work in a positive way, too.  

With Pluto in Capricorn, the focus is on who is in control. Major power struggles run rampant. Little countries threaten to upset the global financial system ... adolescent tyrants try to push everyone around. 

This happens on the personal level too, of course, and everyone seems to be taunting and bullying you. Retrograde Pluto (which occurs for five months every year) is a time to cut the anchor chain, drop ballast and set off on a course of your own.

And if you can't do that, then just remember that bending your knee before tyrants doesn't mean bending your will to them. Pluto thinks in the long-term. 

The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was in the late 18th Century ... the age of the US and French Revolutions. 

This time around, Capricorn Pluto is once again revolutionizing global political and economic structures. You can use the coming months to work on furthering your plans for where you want to end up in the new world order that will exist when Pluto leaves Capricorn ... in 2023.

Everyone fears Pluto ... but in Antinous Moon Magic we know that he is beautiful because he creates miracles out of destruction ... Jaluladdin Rumi (Saint of Antinous) says, "Die many times before you die," and Pluto teaches us to let go so that we can emerge as a phoenix from the flames as a new person. 

When chaotic events knock us off our feet, it is Pluto paving the way for a change. It is scary, but if we're brave, we come to discover there is life after this kind of ego-death.

Pluto also governs power itself, including struggles between people and countries for domination, and of course, personal power.

It shows up when perfectly capable people end up under the thumb of someone else's control. 

Facing down the control and manipulation of others, especially parents, can make us weak in the knees. But once we do this, we are changed forever.

You can either be at the mercy of Pluto's provocation to change, or you can take matters into your own hands. 

It can be humbling to look soberly at the area of life in which you feel powerless, worked over, dissed by the Universe ... but by doing this, you can try to understand and alter your own reactions. 

You still might be brought to your knees, but while there you'll rest assured that Pluto's dark and punishing face is that of a tough, but loving teacher, leading you toward a more authentic experience of yourself.

Right now Pluto is in Capricorn tearing down old economic and political systems ... transformation, destruction, creation, regeneration, healing, renewal, power struggles, upheaval ... by the time he leaves Capricorn in 2023, the world order will be transformed.

Antinous the Gay God says Banish all Fear and All Doubt from your Gay Spiritual Heart ... open your eyes and take a good look at Pluto ... he is truly very beautiful. (Image: Hades God of the Underworld by Masayoshi.)

JASPER, JADE, PERIDOT TRANSMUTE ANGER
By Our Crystal Therapy Adviser Martin Campbell



TONIGHT's Discordia Moon (Cancer Third Quarter Moon) confronts us with the challenges of anger suppressed or expressed (perhaps too vehemently in some cases!). My suggestions for crystals to mediate with, through this period, are:

Jasper - this crystal/stone gives you the courage to face and deal with problems which are causing stress or anger. So hopefully will help avoid the anger as it emerges. There are various colours/colors of Jasper so you may want to hold a few different colours to find the one that best helps you get in touch with the courage you are wanting to find.   

Rhodonite - this is a wonderful stone which helps to transmute anger and give the user the strength to heal the cause. It is one of my favourites/favorites!

Red Jade - this is good for releasing anger and letting off steam.

Peridot - this is a beautiful, translucent, green, semi-precious crystal usually found in volcanic areas. It is, perhaps, not surprising, therefore, that it helps you to relieve stress and anger. It is best worn in pendants or rings so the effect is continuous. 

The photo at the top of this entry shows a pendant composed of red jade "apples" and green peridot "leaves" on a wrought wire silver Tree of Life.

Love and Light,
MARTIN

MARTIN CAMPBELL is a priest of Antinous and 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 DISCORDIA MOON
THE CANCER THIRD QUARTER MOON



DISCORDIA is the deity we honor during tonight's Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which occurs after the Autumnal Equinox and heralds the onset of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. For our brothers in the Southern Hemisphere the Discordia Moon signals that hot days will soon be here.

In Antinous Moon Magic, each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Discordia Moon is the Spirit of Rage and Fury. It is the embodiment of wrathfulness, exasperation, irritation, dudgeon, bile, gall, malice, combativeness and irascibility. It is as mad as can be and has no more patience.

The key words are: Rage. Wrath. Anger. Dispute. Fighting. Intense Annoyance. Aggravation. Aggression. Conflict. War.

This Lunar Phase takes in all "rage issues" from annoyance with a loud neighbor to all-out physical altercations.

In ages past, this was when the gypsy fortune-teller would do a reading for a young man, saying, "War is coming and you must fight!"

On a psychological level, meditations during this Lunar Phase show where your anger or aggression lies in a reading. On a gay spiritual level, it shows where you need to stand up and assert yourself.

Anger can be a powerful ally, since it is filled with energy that we can harness and use to create change in the world.

It is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system.

However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth.


Meditations and rituals during the Discordia Moon can help you in identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function so that it can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.