Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 29 — JUNE 8, 2014

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 29 to JUNE 8, 2014


THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014

On Thursday it's time to stop roving and settle down in matters of love when Venus leaves flirty Aries and enters steadfast Taurus even as Mercury leaves chatty Gemini and enters homey Cancer. And in matters of job and finance, these sign changes by Venus and Mercury suggest it is time to make long-range investments in the future ... not only in matters of the heart.


FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014

Love is in the air on Friday evening when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD teams up with Taurus Venus and Cancer Mercury to look for someone to share a home with.


SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014

Ön Saturday you can count of full self-confidence in facing people or problems which have been standing in your way. That's because the Sun forms a trine aspect with Mars even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a trine with idealistic Neptune. Stand up for your ideals and beliefs.


SUNDAY JUNE 1, 2014

On Sunday you'll want to have an impromptu block party when the Sun and Jupiter align in festive Gemini. The Sun and Jupiter come together in conjunction only once a year for one of the most fortuitous days of the year ... and this year's meet-up in Gemini means lots of conviviality.


MONDAY JUNE 2, 2014

On Monday the new work week gets off to a power-filled start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a 90-degree right angle to Venus. This aspect boosts self-confidence and determination to down to productive work.


TUESDAY JUNE 3, 2014

On Tuesday you should try not to take criticism personally, even when the person making the criticism intentionally throws shade your way. ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD briefly forms a 90-degree right angle to Saturn (classic shade-throwing aspect) but also forms positive aspects with Mars, the Sun and Uranus to enable you to brush off the any undeserved criticism.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 4, 2014

On Wednesday romance is in the air when Taurus Venus forms a sexy sextile with dreamy Neptune even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a sextile with comfy Cancer Mercury.


THURSDAY JUNE 5, 2014

On Thursday 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.


FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2014

You will say thank the God it's Friday when the Sun forms a liberating sextile with rebellious Uranus while ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in sextiles with Saturn and Jupiter. It all means it's time to break out of the routine and go out and hit the clubs Friday night.


SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014

On Saturday Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until July 1st. 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. So RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus. 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!


SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2014

On Sunday you can count on optimal conditions for a brunch or garden party when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in socially conducive aspects with Mars and the Sun as well as spicy aspects to Pluto, Uranus and over-eager Jupiter. It is a recipe for conviviality and over-indulgence.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between June 9 and 15 when Neptune joins Mercury in turning Retrogade and we come to the SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON —- which we call the "DENARIUS MOON" because it focuses its light on treasures in your life. And because major planets are Retrograde right now, 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 ....


THE GEMINI NEW MOON
THE MERCURY MOON OF ANTINOUS


TONIGHT's 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 Moon of Antinous" because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy.

Be patient with yourself if you find it more difficult to make decisions while also making space for others if they seem to be more capricious than normal.

If you're finding yourself indecisive, consider whether it’s because you are more clearly seeing the two sides of the proverbial coin and the fact that both of them have grace and value. Reflect upon whether it really is even necessary to choose between them; potentially you can create a structure where you are able to enjoy both paths.

Curiosity and wonder fill the air on the night of the Gemini Moon. Rituals and meditations carried out on this night are best aimed at learning and collecting information. And yet, don't be surprised if it may seem as if your attention is pulled in a spectrum of directions, since there's a heightened sense of "interesting" to the facts and figures you come across.

So if your mind begins to drift during meditation or a magical ritual, perhaps you should permit the Mercury Moon to take it off into a new direction ... which may turn out to provide the answers and results you were looking for.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

MEET ANTINOUS THE ASTEROID
ALIGNED WITH THE SUN IN GEMINI




THE Sun aligns in Gemini today with Antinous ... or rather with Antinous the near-Earth asteroid which could one day pay us a visit ... with a bang.

The Antinous Asteroid … officially called "1863 Antinous," was discovered in 1948 by an American astronomer named Carl. A. Wirtanen. 

Astronomers had known for some time that asteroids were plentiful between Mars and Jupiter. But no one had expected to find any in the Inner Solar System ... certainly not near Earth.

But Wirtanen turned his Lick Observatory telescope inward and discovered eight asteroids in our own vicinity. 

These Inner Solar System bodies are called "Apollo Asteroids" all named for Classical deities, including of course Antinous.

Apollo Asteroids are collectively named after the first one to be discovered. The asteroid "1862 Apollo" was sighted in 1932 and then lost until 1973. 

Apollo asteroids are so small and faint that they are difficult to see except when close to the Earth.

Astronomers fear 1862 Apollo may one day strike Earth, however, they currently do not expect 1863 Antinous to hit Earth … assuming it does not stray from its current admittedly erratic orbit.

Antinous is about 2 km (1.2 miles) in length and spins on its axis one revolution every seven hours. It takes more than three years to orbit the sun.

Antinous Asteroid is a "Mars Crosser" and also an "Earth Crosser" or even "Earth Grazer" planetoid ... meaning it crosses the orbit of Mars and also the orbit of Earth ... and comes very close to Earth.

Antinous came close to the Earth in 1992 and 1999 ... 18 million miles (30 million km) and it is supposed to come past Earth again in the 21st Century ... but hopefully won't hit us! 

A collision with an "Apollo Group" asteroid 65 million years ago may have been one of the causes of the extinction of the dinosaurs. A closely related group, the "Amor Group" of asteroids, come close to Earth but do not cross its orbit.

The art of Asteroid Astrology is very arcane ... only a minority of astrologers employ "Astrals," as astrologers call these planetoids ... and then usually only a couple of major ones such as Chiron and Lilith. 

Quite honestly, they are so new that astrologers haven't quite agreed on what they mean.

The whole focus on asteroids got a boost when astronomers officially down-graded Pluto from a "planet" to a "minor planet" or "dwarf planet" ... the same category to which Chiron belongs.

So astronomers and astrologers alike are having to take another look at their definitions as humankind's knowledge of the cosmos grows by quantum leaps.

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 22 — JUNE 1, 2014

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 22 to JUNE 1, 2014


THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014

On Thursday we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the next 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.


FRIDAY MAY 23, 2014

On Friday misunderstandings foul up the end of the work week as ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD is at right angles to Mercury. Friday evening, however, looks fine as the Sun and Moon for a sexy sextile.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 24/25, 2014

This is one of the most fortuitous weekends of the year 2014 when lucky Jupiter forms a beneficent trine aspect with incisive Scorpio Saturn. This is the weekend when perseverance and hard work pay off — it may also be the weekend when those lottery numbers you have been playing for years suddenly strike the jackpot.


MONDAY MAY 26, 2014

On Monday the work week begins on a laid-back casual note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms easy aspects with Neptune and Pluto. Creativity abounds.


TUESDAY MAY 27, 2014

On Tuesday watch out for people with attitude who cast shade — when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in opposition to Saturn and in a sextile to exaggeration-prone Jupiter.


WEDNESDAY MAY 28, 2014

On Wednesday 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 Moon of Antinous" because the mercurial and seemingly fickle energy of Gemini is in the spotlight during this New Moon period, amping up agitation and nervous energy.


THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014

On Thursday it's time to stop roving and settle down in matters of love when Venus leaves flirty Aries and enters steadfast Taurus even as Mercury leaves chatty Gemini and enters homey Cancer. And in matters of job and finance, these sign changes by Venus and Mercury suggest it is time to make long-range investments in the future ... not only in matters of the heart.


FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014

Love is in the air on Friday evening when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD teams up with Taurus Venus and Cancer Mercury to look for someone to share a home with.


SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014

Ön Saturday you can count of full self-confidence in facing people or problems which have been standing in your way. That's because the Sun forms a trine aspect with Mars even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a trine with idealistic Neptune. Stand up for your ideals and beliefs.


SUNDAY JUNE 1, 2014

Ön Sunday you'll want to have an impromptu block party when the Sun and Jupiter align in festive Gemini. The Sun and Jupiter come together in conjunction only once a year for one of the most fortuitous days of the year ... and this year's meet-up in Gemini means lots of conviviality.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between June 2 and 8 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 ....


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

THE LOTUS MOON OF ANTINOUS



THE LOTUS MOON is what we call the PISCES THIRD QUARTER MOON which occurs at this time of year around the time when we celebrate the rise of the STAR OF ANTINOUS.

Tonight's LOTUS MOON means the next week will be a time of joyous anticipation of something big which is just beyond the horizon.


In ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC each phase of the Moon represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the LOTUS MOON is the Spirit of Yearning. It is the Spirit which lives in the hearts of people who sit and wait by the phone for their lover to call, or who look out the window in anticipation of the arrival of their beloved. It is the Spirit of the child who cannot sleep on Christmas Eve. 

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 what the Portuguese call "SAUDADE," a bitter-sweet longing for someone or something just out of reach. Waiting for your ship to come in — and knowing it WILL come in. It is the anticipation of waiting at an airport arrivals lounge for a special friend you have met online in a chat room, but never met in person — the inexpressible joy/anxiety of knowing something big is about to happen. 

This is a very special emotion that every gay knows how to savor. It is like putting off unwrapping the birthday present from your sweetheart as long as possible, just so you can savor the anticipation a bit longer. 
  
This is the SACRED ANTINOUS LOTUS which rises from the surface of the Nile and which slowly opens its blossoms during the day — yearning for sunlight — and closes its petals again at night in anticipation of the next sunrise.

The key to understanding the LOTUS MOON in your life, and working with it in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC, is that it represents a yearning for something you are certain will most definitely occur. It is not an illusion. You are not waiting in vain. Like waiting for the lotus to open its petals again, you know it will happen and you yearn for it to do so.


ANTINOUS LOTUS MOON SPELL

TO OBTAIN YOUR HEART'S DESIRE


You Will Require: A candle of the color symbolizing your heart's desire.



Choose a pink candle for love, sex and passion; red/orange for energy; a Nile green candle for health; gold/yellow for confidence, attraction or persuasion; turquoise for serenity, vision dreams, clairvoyance; lapis-lazuli blue for success, luck; a white candle for purification and protection from enemies.

Light the candle during the LOTUS MOON phase tonight or tomorrow, depending on your local time zone. The "CURRENT MOON" box in the right-hand column on this page is calibrated to your local time. When it displays "Third Quarter" and shows the left-hand half of the moon's face illuminated while the right-hand half is dark — then you can light your candle and concentrate on your wish, believing wholeheartedly that it WILL come to pass.

Call out to ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD to see into your heart to fulfill the wish that resides there. Continue meditating on the flame until the candle burns about halfway down, or until your heart tells you to extinguish the flame.

Re-light the candle on succeeding evenings until the Gemini New Moon seven nights later — which is the MERCURY MOON of wish fulfillment. Don't worry if the candle burns all the way down prior to the New Moon. It means your wish has been heard. Remember ALWAYS to follow your gay spiritual heart. Do that, and the Archetype Spirit of the LOTUS MOON ensures that your yearning will not be in vain.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 15 — 25, 2014

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 15 to 25, 2014


THURSDAY MAY 15, 2014

On Thursday you can start rehearsing how you plan to approach someone special when Mercury and Venus form a sexy sextile which provides you with the right words you need to conquer someone's heart.


FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014

On Friday love planet Venus has its annual rendezvous with impetuous Uranus. This is an ideal recipe for love and first glance. It is also a recipe for impulse consumption of food and beverages — and impulse buying. So you may want to watch not only your heart strings but also your purse strings.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 17/18, 2014

On Saturday and Sunday a party atmosphere prevails when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in an effusive sextile with Neptune even as love goddess Venus squares off against exaggeration-prone. As Oscar Wilde (Saint of Antinous) famously said: "Nothing succeeds like excess!" And this weekend is a time for excess in food, drink and love-making.


MONDAY MAY 19, 2014

On Monday the work week gets off to a splendid start when the Taurus Sun forms a gentle sextile aspect with ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD before the Moon goes VOID OF COURSE during office hours ... resulting in a carefree and serendipitous atmosphere.


TUESDAY MAY 20, 2014

On Tuesday a logjam of sorts becomes unstuck when Mars ends the Retrograde phase it started on March 1 and goes Direct on May 20. The good news is that stubborn and very frustrating problems will now begin to move forward. The not so good news is that Mars is still dithering in Libra ... the Warrior God's "Sign of Detriment" ... Having Mars stuck in the sign of his detriment for eight months is no fun ... just look at the news headlines screaming about failed diplomatic peace efforts. Many otherwise sane people have completely lost sight of their sense of human commonality. It will be a relief when Mars enters Scorpio on July 25th.


WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014

After four weeks of grounding in Taurus, teen spirit catches hold on Wednesday as the Sun moves into the whimsical winds of Gemini. Our attention shifts from our money, possessions, attachments and stable routine to switching things up just for fun. Gemini adores variety, and there's a curious element to this sign that keeps us dabbling with the newest and trendiest version of the latest digital gadget. Gemini is all about the details, the words and the messages. It's the most mercurial sign in the zodiac and thus any inherent tendencies to flip-flop or seek various distractions are on the rise while the Sun is in the sign of the Twins.

Also note how everything has a way of arriving in pairs or doubles over the next few weeks. Even the glyph of Gemini looks the Roman numeral II. The dual nature of life is accentuated during this transit.

There is a light and fun energy that runs through Gemini that makes life both silly and mentally stimulating. We're more apt to seek new sources of learning and information, bury our brains in books, write letters and engage in brain puzzles to keep the synapses sharp. Depth and commitment are not high on the priority list at this time, so you may want to avoid backing anyone (or yourself) into a corner. We all want to feel as free as a butterfly, able to change our minds at whim. It's an excellent phase for reconnecting with your inner adolescent and free spirit.

Potential bummers to watch out for during the month of Gemini: gossip, duplicity, trickery, flakiness, Jeckyll-and-Hyde characters, bait-and-switch moves, used car salesman types, motor mouths and clever manipulation. Remember the Gemini is ruled by Mercury — god of thieves and con-men.


THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014

On Thursday we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the next 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.


FRIDAY MAY 23, 2014

On Friday misunderstandings foul up the end of the work week as ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD is at right angles to Mercury. Friday evening, however, looks fine as the Sun and Moon for a sexy sextile.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 24/25, 2014

This is one of the most fortuitous weekends of the year 2014 when lucky Jupiter forms a beneficent trine aspect with incisive Scorpio Saturn. This is the weekend when perseverance and hard work pay off — it may also be the weekend when those lottery numbers you have been playing for years suddenly strike the jackpot.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 26 and June 1 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 Moon of Antinous" 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 ....


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE SCORPIO FULL MOON
THE ANTINOUS "ENEMY MOON"



TONIGHT's Scorpio Full Moon is a moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for what you are.

For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. (Image above courtesy Carlos Barahona Possollo).

This is the spookiest Full Moon of the year. Beltane, Walpurgis Night and May Day are all based on the solar calendar and are celebrated on May Eve.

But the older, lunar calendar celebrates those Rites of Spring during the SCORPIO FULL MOON. 


If you are a bit clairvoyant, or if you have a gift for healing, your powers will be enhanced tremendously during the SCORPIO FULL MOON. 

Just be careful — everyone else's unconscious powers will also be enhanced, so there will be lots of mind-games going on tonight.

For gay men, especially, the Scorpio Full Moon is a time of hotly erotic spiritual discovery. As any gay wizard knows, it is the best night of the year for Sacred Sex.

This is the truth-or-dare Full Moon; a time to honor the transformative power of truth-telling and a very intense Full Moon to put into action (through ritual release) the goals you set at the New Moon in Taurus.

Since this Full Moon falls in a water sign, releasing your intentions near a stream, river, lake, or ocean is particularly powerful.

But before you let go, have one last look at your goals. Whom do they truly serve? What will they bring to the world? 


Since Scorpio demands depth and fearlessness, this last look will have to be brutally honest. If your goals require a change of mind, of heart, and/or of action, this is the night to successfully tackle fears that could impede the ability to fully embrace change. 

Scorpio seeks deep truth by peeling back layers of lies and half-truths—inside us and outside of us.

This is a Full Moon to see things as they truly are, not as you wish them to be.

This is the meaning behind the imagery of Giorgio Tavaglioni's "Nemico" (Enemy) card in the L'Oracolo della Sibilla fortune-telling cards pictured left.
 

Meditations and rituals during the Scorpio Full Moon are best suited for helping you identify who and what your "enemies" are.

This could indeed be a person who is your enemy, someone who is working against you, trying to impede your progress. 

But more often it represents the "inner enemy" ... your own worst enemy sometimes being yourself. 

It represents habitual thought patterns, low self-esteem, irrational fears and other "enemies" which work against you. 

You must face and confront your enemy ... especially if that means confronting your true self.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 8 — 18, 2014

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 8 to 18, 2014


THURSDAY MAY 8, 2014

After whizzing through Aries and Taurus in near-record time, messenger planet Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini on Thursday, making life even chattier than normal. Our usual obsession with gadgets, technology and every other form of staying connected hits the extreme. There may be more confusion and indecision than normal, and our inability to choose just one thing, one path or even one person is highlighted. However, this is an excellent time for tapping in to our greatest mental abilities. The ability to play with words and discover the joy of language is accentuated now. There's great interest for all-things intellectual — especially writing, teaching and learning new languages. We're compelled to convey our message in whichever written or spoken form we're most comfortable with. But communication is a must. Keeping silent feels deadly.


FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014

On Friday the work week ends on an industrious note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms power-filled trine aspects with Pluto and the Sun, and a joyous sextile with Jupiter. Whether at home or at work, anything you undertake will be carried out efficiently and speedily.


SATURDAY MAY 10, 2014

On Saturday go outside at sunset and look to the eastern horizon just after the Sun has set in the west — and the bright white "star" you see rising on the eastern horizon will be Saturn. You will also see the Moon and Mars (the red "star" near the Moon), but Saturn will be just coming over the horizon. This stunning site occurs once a year when the Sun is in opposition to Saturn. As lovely as the sight is to behold, it is less than lovely astrologically. Retrograde Scorpio Saturn in opposition to the beamish Taurus Sun creates a stifling atmosphere of frustration and dissipation. Feelings of pessimism, restriction and isolation prevails. But never fear: This doom-and-gloom atmosphere will last only a day or so because the Taurus Sun moves quickly on.


SUNDAY MAY 11, 2014

On Sunday passions run high when Capricon Venus is in opposition to Libra Mars. Because emotions are strong, you may be easily drawn into the affairs of others; neutrality is hard to maintain — especially when under fire. You may find yourself quick to oppose someone whose needs differ from yours, you may be acutely aware of what you want as well as what you don't. Go after the things you like — and like to do — while balancing the need to compromise with the urge to stand independent of all.


MONDAY MAY 12, 2014

On Monday misunderstands are rife when Mercury is at right angles to vague and nebulous Neptune. You also need to be careful about trusting people with potentially embarrassing information about yourself — or others.


TUESDAY MAY 13, 2014

On Tuesday you need to be careful about glomming on to people — or having them glom on to you — when Venus and Pluto are in a tense, 90-degree square aspect to each other. On the one hand, this is perfect for couples who need security and a feeling of nearness. But on the other hand, this configuration is ideal for control freaks who feel they should run your life.


WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2014

On Wednesday we come to the Scorpio Full Moon ... a moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for what you are. For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic.


THURSDAY MAY 15, 2014

On Thursday you can start rehearsing how you plan to approach someone special when Mercury and Venus form a sexy sextile which provides you with the right words you need to conquer someone's heart.


FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014

On Friday love planet Venus has its annual rendezvous with impetuous Uranus. This is an ideal recipe for love and first glance. It is also a recipe for impulse consumption of food and beverages — and impulse buying. So you may want to watch not only your heart strings but also your purse strings.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY MAY 17/18, 2014

On Saturday and Sunday a party atmosphere prevails when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in an effusive sextile with Neptune even as love goddess Venus squares off against exaggeration-prone. As Oscar Wilde (Saint of Antinous) famously said: "Nothing succeeds like excess!" And this weekend is a time for excess in food, drink and love-making.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 19 and 25 when we come to the Pisces Third Quarter Moon, which is what we call THE LOTUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. The LOTUS MOON means the next 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 .... More details next time ....


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THE LEO FIRST QUARTER MOON
THE SCARAB MOON OF ANTINOUS



TONIGHT's Leo First Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the SCARAB MOON of sudden breakthroughs.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Scarab Moon is the element of surprise and serendipity. It is the Spirit of adventure which whispers into your ear: Go ahead! You can do it!

It is the Spirit of boundless enthusiasm and optimism. This Spirit holds the key which unlocks every door. It is the Spirit that guarantees happy endings. It points out good things which are coming your way definitely and for sure!

The symbolism is the Egyptian scarab winging its way sunward. The humble Egyptian dung beetle represents religio-magical transformation and indeed the Ancient Egyptian word for this beetle, "kheper," means "transform" or "become."

The beetle rolls a ball of dung to a hiding place and lays its eggs within the ball. The hatched larvae feed on the dung and emerge to transform into winged beetles which fly through the day time skies.

Thus the dung ball became associated with the orb of the sun, and the scarab holds a solar orb instead of a dung ball. This religio-magical transformation implied to the Egyptians that Earthly mortals could also undergo a transfiguration from base matter into celestial star matter. The scarab symbolizes serendipitously magical transformation.

The Leo First Quarter Moon in the sign of the sun-ruled sign of the lion, is a moon of bold new opportunities which were heralded by the Taurus New Moon (the Marcus Aurelius Moon) and which will become realized through the transformative power of the Scorpio Full Moon (the Enemy Moon).

Meditations and rituals carried out tonight can result in an unexpected breakthrough. Eureka! Unanticipated solution. Fortuitous surprise. Sudden change for the better. Plucking victory from the jaws of defeat.
An oracle reading or meditative trance can produce a sudden answer for transformation of a bad situation into something profitable. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ASTRO FORECAST: MAY 1 — 11, 2014

Antinous Astrology Forecast

MAY 1 to 11, 2014


THURSDAY MAY 1, 2014

On Thursday, May Day or Beltane, you may need to button your lip to keep yourself from blurting out secrets when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Neptune and forms a trine with Mars. People are gregarious to the extreme.


FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014

On Friday the work week ends with a bang when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an anything-goes sextile with surprise-filled Uranus. You may have a hard time concentrating on that 9-to-5 job — but you will have no trouble concentrating on the action at the clubs Friday night.


SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014

On Saturday Venus leaves romantic Pisces and enters fiery, masculine Aries, where the love planet feels most uncomfortable. For the next four weeks passions will be steamy and hot and quickies will take the place of long-term dating.


SUNDAY MAY 4, 2014

On Sunday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects with the Sun and Jupiter, but is in a tense configuration with Mars and Pluto which opens the way to success if you are persistent enough.


MONDAY MAY 5, 2014

On Monday you have the determination and perseverance to get things done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a powerful trine with Saturn and a positive sextile with Mercury.


TUESDAY MAY 6, 2014

On Tuesday we come to one of the most fortuitous days of the year when the Taurus Sun forms a sextile aspect with lucky Jupiter.even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms equally good aspects with Venus and Mars. Go ahead: Go for the gold!


WEDNESDAY MAY 7, 2014

On Wednesday we come to the Leo First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the SCARAB MOON of miracles and wish-fulfillment. Meditations and rituals carried out tonight can result in an unexpected breakthrough. Eureka! Unanticipated solution. Fortuitous surprise. Sudden change for the better. Plucking victory from the jaws of defeat. An oracle reading or meditative trance can produce a sudden answer for transformation of a bad situation into something profitable.


THURSDAY MAY 8, 2014

After whizzing through Aries and Taurus in near-record time, messenger planet Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini on Thursday, making life even chattier than normal. Our usual obsession with gadgets, technology and every other form of staying connected hits the extreme. There may be more confusion and indecision than normal, and our inability to choose just one thing, one path or even one person is highlighted. However, this is an excellent time for tapping in to our greatest mental abilities. The ability to play with words and discover the joy of language is accentuated now. There's great interest for all-things intellectual — especially writing, teaching and learning new languages. We're compelled to convey our message in whichever written or spoken form we're most comfortable with. But communication is a must. Keeping silent feels deadly.


FRIDAY MAY 9, 2014

On Friday the work week ends on an industrious note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms power-filled trine aspects with Pluto and the Sun, and a joyous sextile with Jupiter. Whether at home or at work, anything you undertake will be carried out efficiently and speedily.


SATURDAY MAY 10, 2014

On Saturday go outside at sunset and look to the eastern horizon just after the Sun has set in the west — and the bright white "star" you see rising on the eastern horizon will be Saturn. You will also see the Moon and Mars (the red "star" near the Moon), but Saturn will be just coming over the horizon. This stunning site occurs once a year when the Sun is in opposition to Saturn. As lovely as the sight is to behold, it is less than lovely astrologically. Retrograde Scorpio Saturn in opposition to the beamish Taurus Sun creates a stifling atmosphere of frustration and dissipation. Feelings of pessimism, restriction and isolation prevails. But never fear: This doom-and-gloom atmosphere will last only a day or so because the Taurus Sun moves quickly on.


SUNDAY MAY 11, 2014

On Sunday passions run high when Capricon Venus is in opposition to Libra Mars. Because emotions are strong, you may be easily drawn into the affairs of others; neutrality is hard to maintain — especially when under fire. You may find yourself quick to oppose someone whose needs differ from yours, you may be acutely aware of what you want as well as what you don't. Go after the things you like — and like to do — while balancing the need to compromise with the urge to stand independent of all.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between May 12 and 18 when we come to the Scorpio Full Moon ... a moon for penetrating the veil of lies and illusion and seeing clearly who are your friends (and who are not) and also seeing yourself for what you are. For that reason, we call it the ENEMY MOON in Antinous Moon Magic .... More details next time ....