Sunday, January 20, 2019

LABRADORITE FOR THE LION HUNT MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



IF you are going to meditate using crystals at this Leo Full Moon, moon phase you can be assured that this practice has existed for thousands of years and is still influencing key spiritual teachers around the world now. 

I was surprised, recently, to have found some crystal advice that has come down to us from a 12th Century Christian Nun! 

Hildegard von Bingen was a nun worshipping Christ in part of what is now Germany. She composed the music and lyrics of beautiful hymns which have survived and are still used in convents today. 

In 1994 these were put against modern mood music by Angel Music (Vision The Music of Hildegard Von Bingen) to create a magical, ethereal sound. 

As an example of her crystal advice she advised the following for diamonds:

"...if a man is fanatical and choleric, he should keep this stone always in his mouth and by the power of this stone the evils will be turned away."

In modern day Brazil there is a spiritual teacher, guide and healer called John of God (João de Deus).

He is a follower of Christ but also recognises the power of crystals from surprising personal experience:

"Having been a gem miner, I have learned that in order for a precious stone to show its full beauty, it must first suffer tghe process of refinement, likewise, each child [person], a rare diamond of creation, must be polished in order to realise their full superior destination".

Knowing that I have such powerful voices speaking with me I am proud to offer the following crytsal meditation advice for this moon phase.

The Leo Full Moon is interpreted as the Lion Hunt Moon in the Antinous cycle of the year. The key focus of this period is the determination and courage to handle daunting situations along our physical and spiritual journey. To deal assertively with fear. 

I would recommend that you meditate using the following crystals:

LABRADORITE - These wonderful, irridescent stones (pictured at top of this blog entry) are a particular favourite of mine. Apart from being utterly beautiful they remove fear from this life and past lives. They also help you live your life with creative purpose and strong imagination.

JASPER - There are many different colours of Jasper all of which have differing strengths. Overall though the family of Jasper stones aid self realisation and imparts the determination to do anything you desire. It helps to calm your nerves. Jasper also brings you the courage to deal with problems assertively.

Light and Life,
MARTIN

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THE LEO FULL MOON
THE LION HUNT MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT you get an ego-boost and are ready for your chance to go for the gold ... when we come to the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON.

It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped lance in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt Moon is courage and bravery. It is exemplified by selfless devotion and dogged perseverance.

The image above shows Antinous and his steed attacking the man-eating Marousian lion in the Egyptian desert in the year 130 AD. The Sacred Lion Hunt was immortalized in poetry and in stone, showing Antinous brashly attacking the lion with his adamantine-tipped speer and wounding it ... so that Hadrian had to gallop to his rescue and dispatch the beast.

Hadrian added medallions to the Arch of Constantine showing him and Antinous with feet on the lion's neck and also making sacrifice to the great lion-killer Hercules.

Soon legend would have it that scarlet-red lotus blossoms had sprung forth from the pool of the lion's blood -- which we honor as THE SACRED LOTUS MOON, the Pisces Third Quarter Moon in June.

Within a few short weeks after the Sacred Lion Hunt, Antinous himself would be dead. The Sacred Lion Hunt is the last recorded event in His short life.


The Leo Full Moon in the bold and fiery sign of the Lion is a time to take center stage, stand in the spotlight and play the starring role in the divine drama. Leo is the sign of creative extroversion and action.

Meditations and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for finding courage and determination in daunting situations. Remember always that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. Tonight's rituals and meditations should enable you to traverse the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to set forth on the journey ... with adamantine-tipped spear in hand ... galloping forward.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 17th—27th, 2019

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 17th-27th, 2019


THURS-SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th-19th, 2019

This week's stellar line-up of fateful configurations continues into the weekend when Venus trine Mars 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. Meanwhile, "mental" Mercury aligns in conjunction with "investigative" Pluto and the Star of Antinous (PLUTO ALIGNS WITH THE STAR OF ANTINOUS), allowing us the chance to deftly channel our "inner detective" to get to the bottom of things, if we so desire ... although, we may also want to practice some measure of discretion with respect to how, when, and with whom we ultimately decide to share any of our findings. As most of us know: once we put something "out there," it’s there for good. By the way, the Scottish writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of "Sherlock Holmes," had his natal Mercury in a tight conjunction with Pluto in Taurus in his "hidden" twelfth house. Michael Jackson was another person with this same planetary aspect, an influence which can also give us a "flair for the dramatic." Mercury-Pluto also tends to inject more passion (Pluto) into our communications (Mercury). And finally, this weekend you would be well-advised to avoid crowds and potential terrorism targets when the stubborn Capricorn Sun is in a 90-degree right angle to impulsive Uranus even as both are in tense aspects to Saturn, Pluto and Mars. On the negative side, people run amok and even the weather can be more than usually unpredictable and destructive. On the positive side, however, you might accidentally run into the new love of your life ... while running for shelter.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2019

Overnight Sunday-Monday when we come to the first of three consecutive Super Moons, each in the first degree of their astrological signs, starting with this week's PINK MOON Lunar Eclipse which is also the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON. It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped spear in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2019

The third week of 2019 cements the foundations for what promises to be an astrologically very troublesome year. The week's celestial configurations are dominated by a dire Mars square Saturn aspect ... something which last occurred in the third week of January 2017 ... inauguration of the US president ... and it is a configuration which always spells trouble. This 90-degree square aspect is exact on January 21st ... and it does not bode well for the transition of power. Mars-square-Saturn is like driving down a highway with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator because Mars wants to press the pedal to the metal, while Saturn wants a cautious, go-slow approach. The result is pent-up frustration which boils over into rage. Open warfare breaks out not only in crisis regions of the world, but also in street traffic, in your work place and in your domestic relationship. Cold-blooded, vengeful wrath strangles out rational thought.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 2019

On Tuesday, we come to some good news after weeks of tension when Venus aligns in conjunction with Jupiter. Venus conjunction Jupiter is a textbook alignment for love and good fortune in all sorts of relationships ... romantic relationships and business relationships. A chance meeting or unexpected phone call or message can open a window of opportunity to make things happen fast. Also on Tuesday, 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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2019

On Wednesday, vengeance and enmity ignite anew when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other. People act impulsively without thinking of the consequences ... consequences they will surely regret.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2019

On Thursday, it's time to take advantage of those Clearance Sales and buy a new smartphone, tablet or other communications device when Mercury enters the tech-friendly and communications-conscious sign of Aquarius. This is the best time of year for communications technology upgrades. But hurry, because Mercury leaves Aquarius on February 10th and dives into the dreamy waters of Pisces.

FRI-SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th-26th, 2019

This weekend you may feel like a "noble knight" when Mars forms a trine aspect with the Jupiter. Unfortunately, Mars trine Jupiter many people may become deluded that they are superheroes, using others as kindling to start fires — not always literally, often metaphorically. Either way, it is just so they can be seen to be the hero and put it out and destroy the lives of others in the process. Beware of crusaders who urge you to take part in some sacred battle. And beware of demagogues who insist they are fighting a holy war, sacrificing the lives of many innocent men women and children in the name of war or competition for basic/personal needs, just so they look like the hero.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27th, 2019

Overnight Sunday-Monday, we come to the Scorpio Third Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment. Meditations and rituals carried out during this Lunar Phase are best suited for seeking to come to terms with loss and finding areas in your life where you may unconsciously be causing yourself loss or sadness. This Lunar Phase is NOT about giving in to loss and grief, but rather it is about moving through them to find new ways towards growth and fulfillment.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 28th and February 3rd when we come to the AQUARIUS NEW MOON — which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the OBELISK MOON — the lunar phase embodying knowledge in all its forms, knowledge which is gained through study and learning. The Aquarius New Moon is also always CHINESE NEW YEAR and 2019 is the Year of the Pig ... More details next time ....


Sunday, January 13, 2019

FIRE AGATE FOR THE INVICTUS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell


TONIGHT's Invictus Moon phase can be characterised by being Indomitable, unbeatable, unconquerable and assertive. 

These energies can all be seen by some as domineering and by others as the ability to achieve things. Neither are right or wrong. They all can be part of your innate response to people or the way you learn to become - creating and aura of strength around yourself. 

Whether you are already a vision of strength or are working on it, I would suggest reaching for red stones and crystals. 

I would particularly suggest Fire Agate (above) – this allows particular meditative focus on strength whilst also having a function where it mellows the soul.

All this positive strength can allows you either smash away illusions or create absolute clarity about the situation you are in or striving for. 

Jade is the stone recommended for meditating during this highly enlightened state. 

Green Jade especially channels passion into constructive approaches to situations with the people around you whether family, friends, colleagues or enemies. 

It is not surprising, therefore, that Chinese people have held Green Jade as sacred for over a millennia. 

Once you are moving into, or have found, your place of positivity then I suggest to you the crystal which is my personal favourite – Carnelian. 

Red or orange Carnelian helps you to become full of life force and vitality. It helps you to focus on positive outcomes, joy and fun approaches to life.

Love and Life,
MARTIN

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THE ANTINOUS INVICTUS MOON
THE ARIES FIRST QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Aries First Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase we call the INVICTUS MOON, the Antinous Moon Magic spirit of Mithras.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of Invictus is the sonlight which gives the Moon its light. It is the spirit of the sun god.

Invictus is the bold light that shines forth from a gay man's eyes to illuminate those around him. It is the warmth of your every being.

It is the optimism which brightens a dismal day when things are going wrong. Invictus is indomitable, unbeatable, unconquerable.

It is a determined spirit which never admits defeat, never gives up, never quits.

Invictus is a beacon which dispels darkness and casts out shadows. It illuminates all dark corners and puts light on the deepest and darkest secrets. It brings everything out into daylight and sends creatures of darkness scurrying for shelter.

Invictus is constancy and dependability. It is that which can be relied upon. It is a source of ceaseless light, warmth and beneficence.


It is that which dispels all doubts and inconsistencies. Invictus is consistency itself, steadiness and permanence. Invictus is all things bright and good and the bringer of all joy.

In Antinous Moon Magic, tonight is an ideal time for meditation and rituals aimed at illuminating opaque situations or questions. It is well-suited for planning assertive, goal-oriented action aimed at whole-heartedly positive results.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 10th—20th, 2019

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 10th-20th, 2019


THURS-FRIDAY, JANUARY 10th-11th, 2019

This week the LGBT spiritual revolution gets a big boost when the Sun is in conjunction with Pluto and both are aligned with the star of Antinous in the sign of Capricorn ... 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2019

This weekend your brain becomes finely honed to precision thinking when Mercury aligns in perfect conjunction with Saturn in no-nonsense Capricorn. You see clear solutions to any difficult situation.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2019

This week Jupiter squares off against Neptune — Jupiter-square-Neptune is a configuration that occurs only once every six years — so this is your last chance for a big change for the next six years! Are you afraid of failure? Are you trapped in a vicious circle of fear and doubt? Remember Icarus! Right now Jupiter Square Neptune encourages you to take a big risk, just as Icarus did. We call this configuration the ICARUS ASPECT. Priests of Antinous say: Don't condemn Icarus for flying too high. Praise him for daring to escape the imprisoning labyrinth of darkness and despair.

MON-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th-16th, 2019

This week is bathed in sunlight starting Monday when we come to the Aries First Quarter Moon, which is the Lunar Phase we call the INVICTUS MOON ... the Antinous Moon Magic spirit of Mithras ... because this lunar phase always occurs in December or January near the Solstice Birthday of Mithras ... Invictus is the bold light that shines forth from a gay man's eyes to illuminate those around him. It is the warmth of your every being ... It is the optimism which brightens a dismal day when things are going wrong. Invictus is indomitable, unbeatable, unconquerable ... It is a determined spirit which never admits defeat, never gives up, never quits ... Invictus is a beacon which dispels darkness and casts out shadows ... In Antinous Moon Magic, tonight is an ideal time for meditation and rituals aimed at illuminating opaque situations or questions ... It is well-suited for planning assertive, goal-oriented action aimed at whole-heartedly positive results.

THURS-SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th-19th, 2019

This week's stellar line-up of fateful configurations continues into the weekend when Venus trine Mars 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. Meanwhile, "mental" Mercury aligns in conjunction with "investigative" Pluto and the Star of Antinous (PLUTO ALIGNS WITH THE STAR OF ANTINOUS), allowing us the chance to deftly channel our "inner detective" to get to the bottom of things, if we so desire ... although, we may also want to practice some measure of discretion with respect to how, when, and with whom we ultimately decide to share any of our findings. As most of us know: once we put something "out there," it’s there for good. By the way, the Scottish writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of "Sherlock Holmes," had his natal Mercury in a tight conjunction with Pluto in Taurus in his "hidden" twelfth house. Michael Jackson was another person with this same planetary aspect, an influence which can also give us a "flair for the dramatic." Mercury-Pluto also tends to inject more passion (Pluto) into our communications (Mercury). And finally, this weekend you would be well-advised to avoid crowds and potential terrorism targets when the stubborn Capricorn Sun is in a 90-degree right angle to impulsive Uranus even as both are in tense aspects to Saturn, Pluto and Mars. On the negative side, people run amok and even the weather can be more than usually unpredictable and destructive. On the positive side, however, you might accidentally run into the new love of your life ... while running for shelter.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2019

Overnight Sunday-Monday when we come to the first of three consecutive Super Moons, each in the first degree of their astrological signs, starting with this week's PINK MOON Lunar Eclipse which is also the lunar phase we call the LION HUNT MOON, the LEO FULL MOON. It is a reminder that Antinous slew a man-eating lion in Egypt. Antinous peered out into the barren wilderness with all its deep and hidden dangers. He charged forth, his bridle-reins in one hand and an adamantine-tipped spear in the other, and he faced the beast unafraid. For Antinous knew he would triumph over death. The Spirit of the Lion Hunt is the bravery of Antinous the Lion Slayer.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 21st and 27th when we come to the Scorpio Third Quarter Moon. This is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment. Meditations and rituals carried out during this Lunar Phase are best suited for seeking to come to terms with loss and finding areas in your life where you may unconsciously be causing yourself loss or sadness. This Lunar Phase is NOT about giving in to loss and grief, but rather it is about moving through them to find new ways towards growth and fulfillment ... More details next time ....


Saturday, January 5, 2019

HEALING ENERGY FROM THESE CRYSTALS
By Our Crystal Meditation Adviser Martin Campbell



OUR astrology 'doctor' Hernestus, has prompted me that tonight's Lamia Moon phase is about coping with sickness and the importance of boosting healing energies to reverse the negativity.

Hopefully the following crystals can help to guard you from ill health, help cure any illness you may have and find spiritual connections which may help you do this alone or in connection with other spiritually connected souls around the world.

AGATE - There are many different types of Agate in many lovely colours. Collectively they help to diminish problems, cleanse your aura and strengthens blood vessels that carry healing white blood cells around the body.

FLUORITE – These come in many colours or blends of colours. Collectively they reorganise inappropriate energies in the body by detoxifying the glands.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE – These lovely crystals (shown at top of entry) help you to personally connect to healing that you can project locally and globally.

It also eyes arteries and veins. Very powerful for using during moon phases but too powerful during full moons.

In Light and Life,
MARTIN

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