Friday, November 16, 2018

THE LEONID METEOR SHOWER
BRIGHT FIREBALLS IN NOVEMBER



ARE you ready for a good, predictable meteor shower? Then break out your favorite skywatching gear because the LEONID METEOR SHOWER shower is already sparkling the skies.

In the pre-dawn hours on the mornings of November 17th-19th, the offspring of Comet Temple/Tuttle will be flashing through our atmosphere at speeds of up to 72 kilometers per second. You can expect to see dozens of meteors an hour.

ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD will greatly interfere with fainter meteor trails, but don't let that stop you from enjoying early evening observations, or enjoying your morning coffee with a handful of "shooting stars" which will be emanating outward from the constellation of Leo.

The waxing Moon is going to be a major interference, but we could see a rate of about 20 per hour.

Although the Leonids are regular and occur at the same time every year, the are highly variable from one year to the next ... sometimes producing few meteors and other years lots. 

As our Earth passes through the dusty matter left over from a broken-up comet, it may encounter a place where the comet let loose with a large amount of its payload ... or it may pass through an area where the "comet stuff" is thin. 

We might even pass through an area which produces an exciting "meteor storm" like the Leonids produced in 1883! 

For those in the know, the Leonid meteor shower also made a rather incredible appearance in 1866 and 1867 ... dumping up to 1,000 shooting stars recorded even with a Moon present! 

It erupted again in 1966 and in 1998 and produced 3,000 (yes, 3,000!) video recorded meteors during the years of 2001 and 2002.

But remember, human eyes may only be able to detect just a few. And the numbers vary from night to night.

If you want to see the Leonids, it might be good to watch the nights of November 16th through 19th. Instead of just going out one night, you might want to go out twice.

Look for ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD and he will be shooting lion-hunting arrows your way.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: NOVEMBER 15th—25th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

NOVEMBER 15-25, 2018


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

On Thursday, Mars leaves cold and logical Aquarius and dives into the waters of Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea ... lots of steam and boiling ... and the cosmos conspires to make your dreams come true! In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, until Mars enter Aries on New Year's Day January 2019, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias. Also on Thursday, 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th-18th, 2018

This weekend there are two major direction changes. First, Retrograde Venus turns around and goes Direct (forwards as seen from Earth) for the first time in six weeks. Have you been confused about gender roles and former friends over the past six weeks? Blame retrograde Venus! Old friends suddenly resurfaced, old questions about your identity recurred. But now, retrograde Venus turns direct and is going forward again. Friendships, financial questions and identity confusion will become clearer and more transparent now.

But that is not all this weekend. Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until December 7th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!

MON-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th-20th, 2018

This promises to be the most dangerous week of the year when Mars squares off against Jupiter — a configurations which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare, earthquakes and even bad weather.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 2018

Do you have a broken heart? Or a health worry? Healing energies get a sudden and dramatic boost this week when Chiron the Healer comes galloping to the rescue to form a beneficent trine with both the Sun and 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.

THURS-FRIDAY, NOV. 22nd-23rd, 2018

This is a very special U.S. Thanksgiving when we come to the Gemini Full Moon, which is the CATAMITUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic, the moon signaling where change will occur in your life during the coming year. This is a powerfully magical moon for working gay magical spells in the Gemini areas of friendships, finances and getting in contact with prospective lovers.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2018

On Saturday Neptune turns direct. The planet Neptune, long considered the planet of make believe, rules our dreams, fantasies and illusions. Retrograde since June 18th, Neptune finally turns direct on November 24th. When Neptune turns retrograde, logic falls to the wayside in favor of esoteric interests and intuition. People begin to pay more attention to their dreams and explore more creative outlets.

Now that Neptune turns direct, dreams that have been bubbling below the surface may begin to rise to consciousness. You may also feel an increase of compassion, rebirth of idealism and an increased spiritual awareness. Make a plan to re-connect with your goals and ideals, and cultivating a big-picture approach!

Did you know that it takes 165 years for Neptune to circle the Sun one time, long enough for this planet to spend 14 years in each sign of the zodiac? Stationary for two weeks or so at a time, Neptune goes into retrograde five months out of every year.

If Neptune is retrograde in your chart, you may be deeply involved in escapism, or living in a dream world. No one really knows what goes on behind your eyes and, though you may be sitting at a desk in an office, you're probably dancing ballet or hunting wolverines in your mind. The position of this planet can make some people more inhibited and unable to realize their dreams. Alternatively, some can be plunged into a dream world from which they can't resurface. This could even include drug or alcohol abuse, constant escapism, running away or absolutely shutting out reality.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 2018

On Sunday the Sun aligns with Jupiter in insightful Sagittarius to explore and deepen our confidence and faith in life. This is your lucky day for a new start. Remember the birth of Dionysus! In Classical Mythology Zeus/Jupiter often visited mortals in disguise, for his radiance was too dazzling for mortals to behold ... rather like the Sun in conjunction with Jupiter. In the story of the birth of Dionysus, we see that Semele Princess of Thebes had been made pregnant by Jupiter in disguise. Semele later became curious about his true appearance. So, Semele decided to ask Zeus to grant her a wish, and he took an oath on the river Styx that he would give her anything. She asked that he appear to her in all his glory. Jupiter was forced to comply. However, mortals could not look upon Jupiter without bursting into flames, which is what happened to Semele. Jupiter managed to save the unborn baby by sewing it inside his thigh. A few months later, god Dionysus was born, who managed to save his mother from the Underworld and brought her to Mount Olympus, where she became the goddess Thyone. Antinous traditionally has been identified with Dionysus "Twice Born" of mortal woman and divine radiance. Antinous/Dionysus reminds you that you are HOMOTHEOSIS ... Gay Man Godliness Becoming the Same in Divine Radiance.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 26th and December 2nd when we come to the Virgo Third Quarter Moon, which brings down powerful healing energies. In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the AESCULAPIUS MOON in honor of the Classical god of the physician's art. Meditation and rituals carried out tonight are ideal for bringing down healing energies for yourself and those you love during the coming year ... More details next time ....


IT'S AMBER FOR THE CONCORDIA MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Adviser Martin Campbell



FOR tonight's Concordia Moon, the Aquarius First Quarter Moon, the focus is clearly on reconciliation, the bringing of peace - and being thankful for it - perhaps we have never needed it more

After the wicked and evil events of the last week (in France, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq)  most of us will be feeling the sharply focused emotions of hate, revulsion, sorrow and revenge.

Many of us will be living with daily strife at work, pressure from family or facing homophobic verbal or violent abuse.

While it may not be possible to seek peace face-to-face with some of those who oppress or hurt us there is always an opportunity to send love or forgiveness via focused meditation sending love or peace.

You may not wish to give your enemies forgiveness or peace but you may need to look inwards - do you need to forgive yourself?

Do you need to bring peace to yourself? It is difficult to wish for peace and forgiveness worldwide if you aren’t at peace inside.

You may also want to use crystals to help create that vibration of peace, forgiveness and solution seeking. I would suggest using:

FOR FORGIVENESS:

1. Beryl - it aids conscious thought process,inner peace and forgiveness. Beryls come in many colours - the pink ones are probably the most appropriate right now.

2. Pink Calcite - it releases fear and grief - especially in the past

FOR SOLUTION SEEKING:

Pink Agate - it helps you to see the bigger picture behind a dispute and seek solutions rather than dwelling on the situation.

FOR PEACE:

Amber - it brings patience, flexibility and the ability to dissolve opposition in yourself and others. (Image at top of this entry.)

Love and Light
MARTIN

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THE ANTINOUS CONCORDIA MOON
THE AQUARIUS FIRST QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Aquarius First Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the altruistic and magnanimous CONCORDIA MOON.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the the Concordia Moon is the embodiment of Reconciliation. It is the great diplomat, the peace-maker, the reconciler, the consensus seeker. It is the embodiment of understanding, mutual rapport, solidarity, team spirit, cooperation, reciprocity and peaceful coexistence.

It is the pleasure of shaking hands after having fought a good fight. It is the warm embrace of kissing and making up after a dispute.

It is the joy of reuniting with old friends after a long hiatus. It is the  embodiment of the US festival called Thanksgiving, which normally occurs near the cycle of the Concordia Moon.

Coins minted during the reign of the Divine Hadrian often show his profile on the obverse or front side, and the goddess Concordia on the reverse side. Essentially, Hadrian was saying that diplomacy and peaceable relations were the backbone of the Roman Empire during his reign, rather than sheer military might which had characterized Rome up until then.


In Antinous Moon Magic, the cycle of the Concordia Moon is well suited for meditations and rituals aimed at resolving thorny problems and seeking just and amicable solutions to interpersonal strife.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: NOVEMBER 8th—18th, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

NOVEMBER 8th-18th, 2018


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2018

On Thursday, Jupiter leaves suspicious Scorpio and soars into jovial Sagittarius, from 8 November 2018 to 3 December 2019. JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS means visions of a new future are likely to abound both personally and globally, with a multitude of advocates for a more moral and ethical world appearing. There is a strong urge to move on, to improve things, to have more freedom of movement, to accept and learn from other cultures and beliefs, to make the world a better place. So there is likely to be an increase in people on the move, searching for a new and better life. The quest for something more means restlessness is likely to be rife but a much greater sense of optimism, for what can be, uplifts and energizes, to give a much greater faith in the future and even the belief in miracles!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2018

On Friday, Retrograde Venus trine Mars (the third and last Venus-Mars trine this year) creates a magical moment. It is possible now to take a balanced approach to conflict, problems and projects that require effort. This can combine both a gentle touch and firm action, sensitivity and forcefulness. Negotiation and interaction with others could be aggressive and determined now, but also balanced with sensitivity and style. Any expressions of anger, frustration or discontent are more likely to be tempered with fairness, moderation and composure.

SAT-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th-11th, 2018

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

MON-WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th-14th, 2018

Mars is the star of this week. First of all, dreams really can come true when ambitious Mars forms a positive sextile aspect with impulsive, anything-goes Uranus. This powerful configuration throws open all the doors and windows so that a breath of fresh air comes blowing through your life on all levels ... at work and also in your interpersonal relationships. Uranus throws everything up in the air and opens new possibilities. Then at mid-week Mars leaves cold and logical Aquarius and dives into the waters of Pisces ... this is like lava dropping into the sea ... lots of steam and boiling ... and the cosmos conspires to make your dreams come true! In watery Pisces, Mars's fiery impulsive energy is converted to steamy dreams and hot emotions. For the next six weeks, until Mars enter Aries on New Year's Day January 2019, your artistic endeavours will get a big energy boost from Mars. But just remember that any assertive decision-making can be skewed by your emotional bias.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

On Thursday, 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.

FRI-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th-18th, 2018

This weekend there are two major direction changes. First, Retrograde Venus turns around and goes Direct (forwards as seen from Earth) for the first time in six weeks. Have you been confused about gender roles and former friends over the past six weeks? Blame retrograde Venus! Old friends suddenly resurfaced, old questions about your identity recurred. But now, retrograde Venus turns direct and is going forward again. Friendships, financial questions and identity confusion will become clearer and more transparent now.

But that is not all this weekend. Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until December 7th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 19th and 25th when we come to the Gemini Full Moon, which is the CATAMITUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic, the moon signaling where change will occur in your life during the coming year. This is a powerfully magical moon for working gay magical spells in the Gemini areas of friendships, finances and getting in contact with prospective lovers ... More details next time ....


JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS 2018-19
BRINGS OPTIMISM, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES



GLOBAL connections ignite as abundant Jupiter returns to its home sign of worldly Sagittarius from 8 November 2018 until 2 December 2019. Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, so we will get a double dose of expansive and enterprising energy. Bring on the positive thinking and limitless possibilities! 

It is not that good luck and fortune fall from the sky but Jupiter that helps you see opportunities you would otherwise not see.

Jupiter does not bring luck per se ... what Jupiter does is make you believe that anything is possible. And when you believe anything is possible you have much better chances to "get lucky." 

Luck is our positive attitude that keeps us open to new opportunities or sees patterns in apparent random acts of chance.

Jupiter is linked to religion because Jupiter seeks a higher order. In the Relion of Antinous, Jupiter or Zeus was the king of all gods, equated to Hadrian as Emperor and pontifex maximus of the Classical pantheon of deities ... including the ultimate Classical deity Antinous.

Jupiter represents the principle of growth and expansion. He is a giant gas bubble after all ... the largest planet of our solar system.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is a time when we are inspired to learn more, to take a wider view, explore some new area of life or take off on some new adventure to find greener pastures. 

A time when the urge to break free from current responsibilities and commitments grows and discontent and dissatisfaction with the way things are increases. 

You may find that you can escape from some narrowing and inhibiting circumstance that has prevented you from realising your full potential.

Particularly with URANUS IN TAURUS during this time, bringing a shattering of old methods of provision and production and radical changes in the way we satisfy our basic needs, there may indeed be an urgency to explore other ways and means of gaining satisfaction and fulfilment in life.

Jupiter's move from myopic Scorpio to big-picture Sagittarius is like adjusting our viewfinders from microscopic detail to a wide-angle setting. 

We shall emerge from 13 intense and transformational months in the Scorpio cocoon, exiting the chrysalis and spreading our butterfly wings like it is Carnival season in Brazil.

What a bright and wonderful world we will see through the optimistic Sagittarius lens!

Be sure to soak up the happy-go-lucky vibes while you can ... Jupiter only visits each sign every 12 years.

Its last tour of Sagittarius was from November 24, 2006, until December 18, 2007.

What were you doing 12 years ago? You may see themes from that time in your life emerge once again.

While Jupiter is in Sagittarius, we’re hungry for fresh experiences and mind-expanding ideas, particularly in the areas of faith, belief and religion. Stretch beyond the familiar!

Spin the globe and visit a country that is on your bucket list. Learn a foreign language or engage in philosophical dialogue with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

And by all means delve more deeply into the Religion of Antinous.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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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