Saturday, October 31, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: OCT. 28 — NOV. 15, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCT. 28 to NOV. 15, 2015


OCTOBER 28 to NOVEMBER 2, 2015

The most magical transitional time at the end of October and beginning of November is highlighted by a trine aspect between the Scorpio Sun and Pisces Neptune. October 28 is the anniversary of the death of Antinous and ushers in the Sacred Nights of Antinous which culminate in his Victory over Death on October 31. We also celebrate Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos and a host of spiritually rich festivals. Sun trine Neptune enhances your ability to lift the veil between the worlds and to perceive spirits in other realms. You can also receive messages from the beyond and communicate more effectively with your higher self and with spirit guides during this profoundly spiritual configurations.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2015

On Tuesday 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.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2015

On Wednesday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 25 hours for all time zones around the world — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period — nothing bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.


THURSDAY/FRIDAY NOV. 5/6, 2015

On Thursday and Friday the Sun forms a sextile aspect with Pluto which brings you recognition, success and amazing abilities to make your wishes come true, ending this week with Jovian good fortune.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY NOV. 7/8, 2015

This weekend Venus leaves guilt-tripping Virgo and enters lovely laid-back Libra for a month. As this new cycle takes hold in your life, romance and social interaction take on a greater importance for you. 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 — these are some of the things that quicken your pulse now.


MONDAY/TUESDAY NOV. 9/10, 2015

The new work week gets off to a powerful start when Mercury and Pluto form a sextile aspect which facilitates negotiations with authority figures such as your boss. 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.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2015

On Wednesday 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.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2015

On Thursday a quantum shift occurs when Mars leaves persnickety Virgo and enters diplomatic Libra, where the war god will remain until 4 January 2016. This means that in the coming months it will be easier to find elegant compromises to resolve difficult conflicts with a minimum of effort. That is very much needed on the global level, of course But in your personal life, Libra Mars helps you to free yourself of old complications which have kept you bound and tied up.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2015

On Friday 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.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY NOV. 14/15, 2015

This weekend starts off with a bang when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a trine aspect with surprise-filled Uranus on Saturday which encourages you to waste time, over indulge and spend money frivolously — which is not necessarily a bad thing if you have had your nose to the grindstone all week and need to let loose. But be careful overnight Saturday/Sunday when the Moon is in a 90-degree right angle to Mars and Venus. Moon square Mars and Venus is a recipe for strife, aggression and arguments.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 12 and 18 when when 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 .... More details next time ....


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: OCT. 28 — NOV. 8, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCT. 28 to NOV. 8, 2015


OCTOBER 28 to NOVEMBER 2, 2015

The most magical transitional time at the end of October and beginning of November is highlighted by a trine aspect between the Scorpio Sun and Pisces Neptune. October 28 is the anniversary of the death of Antinous and ushers in the Sacred Nights of Antinous which culminate in his Victory over Death on October 31. We also celebrate Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos and a host of spiritually rich festivals. Sun trine Neptune enhances your ability to lift the veil between the worlds and to perceive spirits in other realms. You can also receive messages from the beyond and communicate more effectively with your higher self and with spirit guides during this profoundly spiritual configurations.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2015

On Tuesday 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.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2015

On Wednesday you can forget about getting any work done when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE for 25 hours for all time zones around the world — causing delays, rescheduling, lost messages and missed opportunities. Remember we always say you should think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period — nothing bad, but nothing good either, just nothing. But on the plus side, a VOC is perfect for meditation, dream-scaping and contacting the spirit world.


THURSDAY/FRIDAY NOV. 5/6, 2015

On Thursday and Friday the Sun forms a sextile aspect with Pluto which brings you recognition, success and amazing abilities to make your wishes come true, ending this week with Jovian good fortune.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY NOV. 7/8, 2015

This weekend Venus leaves guilt-tripping Virgo and enters lovely laid-back Libra for a month. As this new cycle takes hold in your life, romance and social interaction take on a greater importance for you. 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 — these are some of the things that quicken your pulse now.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 9 and 15 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 ....


Monday, October 26, 2015

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
By Our Crystal Meditation Adviser Martin Campbell



THERE's no place like home and tonight's Taurus Full Moon ... "Hadrian's Villa Moon" ... is full of joy and settled comfort. 

You can luxuriate in the calm and comfort of the home be it a physical space, the welcome in your lover's arms or or that calm and comforting space in your consciousness when you you know you are safe and warm. 

There are really only three crystals I would advise meditation with for this moon phase:

1. Emerald - it brings a happy home, fidelity from your partner and protects you from external dark magic or ill intended enchantments. Emeralds sound expensive but those are the faceted ones in fine jewels - the 'raw' unfaceted ones are much cheaper and much more powerful (as is the case for all crystals, incidentally).


2.  Purprite – It is the crystal recommended to help you during a house move. It is also known to disperse negative energy and help you to feel at home in your future plans. I have strong personal experience of this lovely iridescent purple stone. 

My partner and I moved home in April this year. We had a worrying time leading up to the move when our first buyer dropped out. We were devastated because we thought we may lose our dream home. 


We were sitting in our old home one evening when we heard a loud bang in the kitchen. 

My wall-rack of crystals was in there. (Photo at left)

On the kitchen floor, the other side of the room, was my Purprite. 

It had leapt across the wide room somehow. 

We kept it by us while the legal process happened - we found a new, better buyer, moved quickly and go £20,000 more than expected for our old house!

3. Your favourite crystal - if you have a crystal with you feel 'at one', regardless of the level of vibration associated with it, then it may be the best one for you to use right now.

As I've said before, you don't need to be an expert - just choose a crystal you like the look of, feel of, colour off. You will have been drawn to those sensation because that crystal is vibrating at the level you need or are in tune with. 

Love and Light,
MARTIN

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

THE HADRIAN's VILLA MOON
THE TAURUS FULL MOON


TONIGHT's Taurus Full Moon is the lunar phase which is called the HADRIAN's VILLA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic.

The Taurus Full Moon best represents home and comfort following the harvest. In the Northern Hemisphere autumnal storms rage and temperatures plummet. 


Crops have been harvested, animals brought in from the meadows. It is time to come in from the cold.

Each lunar phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Hadrian's Villa Moon is the Spirit of Home-Sweet-Home. 


This is the Spirit which loves to build a comfy nest, a place to call one's own. Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home for this Spirit. It is the Spirit of the special place which is your home, whether it be a rented room or a sprawling mansion.

This Spirit invites you to step inside, close the door behind you, kick off your shoes and revel in being Home.

The key words during this lunar phase are: Home. Hearth. Comfort. Security. Stability. Nesting. Cocooning. Tradition.

Meditation and magical rituals performed during this lunar phase are well suited to delving into issues concerning your home base, the place or situation where you feel at home and most comfortable. This can involve a house or apartment. It can also be a city or a state of mind.

It can literally refer to your domicile in questions about material matters such as mortgages and repairs.

In a larger sense, the energies which are exalted during this lunar phase concern your spiritual center, your focal point of being.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ANTINOUS CRYSTAL MEDITATION ADVICE
BY MARTIN CAMPBELL


FOR thousands of years people have been drawn to crystals for their beauty, value and spiritual significance. Many Stone Age people lived in caves which were full of rocks, minerals, metals and crystals. As I type this there has been news today that the earliest known human cave art - 40,000 years old - has been found in crystal lined caves in Indonesia.

Rolling forward in time we find that over 3,000 years ago the ancient Egyptians held certain crystals in awe and reverence. We can see the magical treasures of Tutankamum dripping in precious metals and crystals.

The famous solid gold death mask and necklace of King Tut are inlaid with Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Obsidian and Green Feldspar. Other treasures have very significant inclusions made from 'Libyan Glass'/Libyan Gold. This naturally occuring 'glass' was gathered from the Libyan desert where it was formed by a meteorite striking the desert many thousands of years ago. The intense heat melted the desert sand and turned it into yellow glass crystals. This made it very highly regarded by the Egyptians.  

We know that crystals were used as decoration in ancient Greek and Roman temples. There were crystals given at the birth of Alexander the Great. Indeed he was buried in a sarchophagus made from Rock Crystal. We know that Antinous was given a 'Adamantine' crystal spear head. This name refers to a wide range of potential materials but was probably either flint, onyx or diamond. 

So what has all of this to do with modern day Pagan worship or the day to day lives of LGBTU people? Well, of course we now use crystals in many ways. Diamonds are used in precision cutting tools making many of the products we now use. We use many crystals like rubies, sapphires, peridots, amethyst and aquamarines to wear and look fabulous. Lenses for precision instruments - even those going into space - use finely ground rock crystals such as quartz.

In recent years, however, people with spiritual and scientific connections have begun to realise that those ancient folk used crystals in worship for a reason. All earthly things have a vibrational frequency - you, me, the cat, the table, the house, the earth. We are all made of particles in constant vibration and the frequency of these vibrations differ from material to material. By getting the right vibrational frequency we can heal things. This isn't hippy dippy nonsense, we use ultrasound machines to scan babies but also to vibrate gallstones at such a high rate they break down. Scientists have found that cats purr at a low vibrational frequency that helps to strengthen and repair their bones, relieve pain, and heal wounds. 

Of course crystals all vibrate at certain frequencies too. People have begun experimenting with using crystals for healing and have found magical results. It takes a leap of faith but if you can open your mind and be accepting of any and all healing processes then you can work with crystals. 

You may already know that one side of your body, or one hand, one ear, one eye are where you feel, see or 'sense' things other than those visible. If not, then close your eyes and imagine a flow of energy (or blood if that makes more sense to you) emanating from your heart and flowing down your arms. Imagine it and then feel it. Focus on its flow. Feel it flow through your hands and fingers and then back up your arms, into your heart and then up into your brain. Feel how it feels. One side will feel a stronger flow than the other. this is your spiritually sensitive side.

Using the hand from your sensitive side pick up any crystal that appeals to you (whether it is by colour, texture, size or affordability!). Close your eyes and do exactly what you have just done but focus on the energy flowing into your hand, through the crystal and back. 

You will 'feel', 'sense', 'hear' something that tells you that crystal is vibrating its freqeuency through you. Some you will love, some you will hate, some will do nothing for you at all! 

I can't work with Moldavite because its meteorite origins vibrate too intensely for me, I feel dizzy or overwhelmed. Once you have 'tuned in' to a few crystals you will know which are your loves and hates. Over time you will find some that alter your mental or physical state. I use Carnelian to cheer me up, Fire Opal to help me get through hard times and Tigers Eye to ground myself and stop being distracted.

So, the way I suggest you use your crystals is during Antinous (or the deity of your choice) focused spiritual or healing meditation. I will advise you which crystal is recommended for that day, moon phase or period of time. Don't worry if you don't have one. You can 'tune in' to a picture of one or even just the thought of one. Tune into the crystal held in your sensitive hand or the image or thought of it - just as outlined above. Focus on the energy flow between you and it. Now allow a thought into your head focused on the moon, star, historical or spiritual significance of the day (whether it be for Antinous or any other deity). Hold both in your thoughts and allow them to merge and become one flow through you, into the crystal and back. Try to maintain this through the whole of the mediation. Don't worry, I don't always manage to do so - Tibetan monks take decades to perfect it! I hope you will feel that the thought is magnified or positively altered in some way by the vibrational frequency of the crystal. It takes practice but I promise you, it does work!

If you have a favourite crystal you can use this for any mediation on any subject because you are tuned to it and vice versa.

I hope this is helpful to you. Happy tuning!
MARTIN

MARTIN CAMPBELL is 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.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GOLD 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.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: OCT. 15 — NOV.2, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCT. 15 to NOV.2, 2015


THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2015

On Thursday love is in the air when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms dreamy configurations with Venus, Neptune, Mars, Pluto and Jupiter. This is a good time for candle-light dinners and whispering sweet nothings.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2015

On Friday you can count on cosmic help to assert your wishes and stand up to your boss when Mars and Pluto form a healthy trine aspect.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015

On Saturday be careful about the person you take home from the clubs because Venus is in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. The Venus/Neptune opposition means you may see romantic situations through lavender-colored glasses which blind you to unpleasant realities. You wake up the next morning to the stark and naked truth.


SUNDAY/MONDAY OCT. 18/19, 2015

On Sunday and Monday the war god Mars aligns with Jupiter in perfect alignment in Virgo with marching orders to makeover the world. With Mars conjunct Jupiter, you have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to take on tasks that would frighten all but the most courageous. In order to get what you want, you are energized to assert yourself fearlessly, even in the face of danger. You may sense even a rather reckless faith in your ability to tempt fate and take chances, never doubting that you will succeed. Be careful that what you lack in finesse you make up for in arrogance. On the global level, overweening tyrants use this energy to make over the world according to their own idea of what perfection should be.


TUESDAY OCT. 20, 2015

On Tuesday you should reflect on business and career opportunities during 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.


WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY OCT. 21/22, 2015

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


FRIDAY/SATURDAY OCT. 23/24, 2015

On Friday and Saturday love planet Venus is in a beneficent trine aspect with Pluto. Virgo Venus is looking for someone to care for and nurture while Capricorn Pluto is looking for a profound relationship which endures for all eternity. So this Venus trine Pluto configuration can help you find your soul mate. Venus trine Pluto is also very good for financial and business transactions which will provide long-term yields.


SUNDAY/MONDAY OCT. 25/26, 2015

On Sunday and Monday we come to one of the luckiest configurations of the year 2015 when Venus aligns in conjunction with Jupiter even as Mercury is in opposition to Uranus. Venus conjunction Jupiter is a textbook alignment for love and good fortune in all sorts of relationships ... romantic relationships and business relationships. 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.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2015

On Tuesday 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.


OCTOBER 28 to NOVEMBER 2, 2015

The most magical transitional time at the end of October and beginning of November is highlighted by a trine aspect between the Scorpio Sun and Pisces Neptune. October 28 is the anniversary of the death of Antinous and ushers in the Sacred Nights of Antinous which culminate in his Victory over Death on October 31. We also celebrate Halloween, Samhain, Dia de los Muertos and a host of spiritually rich festivals. Sun trine Neptune enhances your ability to lift the veil between the worlds and to perceive spirits in other realms. You can also receive messages from the beyond and communicate more effectively with your higher self and with spirit guides during this profoundly spiritual configurations.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between November 3 and 8 when 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 .... More details next time ....


Monday, October 12, 2015

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.

(Image: Lady Justitia by Howard David Johnson)

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ANTINOUS BEDSHEETS AND PILLOW CASES
GUARANTEE SWEET DREAMS



JUST when we thought we had seen everything ... here are Constellation of Antinous bed linens!

An online seller offers these midnight-blue bed sheets emblazoned with the famous "Antinous and Aquila" image from the 1687 celestial map by Johannes Hevelius ... the most famous image of the Constellation of Antinous.

The image is printed on 100 per cent polyester silk-like satin weave fabric with a high-resolution 3-D fabric printer.


The set includes one duvet comforter cover, a flat sheet and two pillow cases.

Comforter or insert is not included. 

Duvet cover and pillow cases are printed on both sides.

Fitted bottom sheets are also available on special advance order at additional cost.

The seller points out that these limited-edition bed linens are made-to-order, requiring two to 10 days before shipment. 

For information on pricing and sizes CLICK HERE

Remember that the Egyptian hieroglyphic inscription on the Obelisk of Antinous says he sends healing visions to his followers as they slumber. Pleasant dreams!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

SUPERNOVA IN ANTINOUS CONSTELLATION
HERALDS SOMETHING WONDERFUL AHEAD




SOMETHING Wonderful just happened in the sky! A Nova Star was just discovered a few days ago in the constellation Aquila, which is part of what was once called constellation Antinous, where the sacred star appeared to announce that Antinous had become a god.

It is our general belief that the mysterious star was a Super Nova, visible with the naked eye. 

The last time a Super Nova occurred in Aquila was in 1999 when I decided to devote my life to Antinous ... I took the star as a sign that the time had come to re-found our once forgotten religion.

There have only been about three new stars in Aquila since, all of them too faint to be seen without telescopes. 

This is the fourth, and while unfortunately is it very dim, it is significant because, first of all its a NOVA IN AQUILA

Secondly because it has been Years since the last one ... maybe since 2009, Im not sure ... but thirdly, it is taking place just as we are about to enter the Sacred Nights of Antinous.

The New Star Represents change, a new era, and as there have been a number of signs lately of change lately, I think this is like a confirmation that something wonderful is about to happen.

I've been waiting for a Nova to occur for a long time now, and at last here it is.

The light of the New Star shine upon you all!

Ave Antinous!
~ANTONYUS SUBIA
Flamen Antinoalis

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 8 — 18, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 8 to 18, 2015


THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2015

On Thursday you can start making plans for a weekend party when Venus enters Virgo — Virgo Venus is the ultimate party organizer. Just avoid the Virgo Venus tendency to over-analyze and to offer "advice" (which is to say "criticism") where it is not wanted. Virgo Venus also likes to worry and fret and feel inadequate. Instead, play up the Virgo Venus panache at being the hostess with the mostest and plying your guests with food and drink and ensuring they are having a fabulous time.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2015

Aren't you tired of all the computer glitches, "lost" files, travel delays and snafus of recent weeks? Take heart! On Friday Mercury does an about-face and starts going forward again as seen from Earth, ending three weeks of Retrograde "backwards" travel. So you can safely twitter friends and co-workers a prediction that certain "lost" computer files or parcels will show up by the time they go to work the next morning. Mercury going backwards creates this sort of impish mayhem with matters concerning communications, documents and money. Misplaced tickets, keys, "lost" computer files, letters and packages which vanish into postal limbo ... all are typical of Retrograde Mercury. The "lost" things turn up again as if by magic when Mercury goes Direct again. A skilled astrologer, Hadrian no doubt amazed his courtiers by accurately predicting when some "lost" document or wayward courier message would finally re-appear out of no where.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCTOBER 10/11, 2015

This weekend you'll certainly want to run the other way when your partner wants to sit down and discuss relationship issues. That's because love goddess Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn, and the Moon is also in tense aspects to both of them. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.


MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2015

On Monday 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.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2015

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/THURSDAY OCT. 14/15, 2015

On Wednesday and Thursday love is in the air when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms dreamy configurations with Venus, Neptune, Mars, Pluto and Jupiter. This is a good time for candle-light dinners and whispering sweet nothings.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2015

On Friday you can count on cosmic help to assert your wishes and stand up to your boss when Mars and Pluto form a healthy trine aspect.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015

On Saturday be careful about the person you take home from the clubs because Venus is in 180-degree opposition to dreamy Neptune. The Venus/Neptune opposition means you may see romantic situations through lavender-colored glasses which blind you to unpleasant realities. You wake up the next morning to the stark and naked truth.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2015

On Sunday the war god Mars aligns with Jupiter in perfect alignment in Virgo with marching orders to makeover the world. With Mars conjunct Jupiter, you have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to take on tasks that would frighten all but the most courageous. In order to get what you want, you are energized to assert yourself fearlessly, even in the face of danger. You may sense even a rather reckless faith in your ability to tempt fate and take chances, never doubting that you will succeed. Be careful that what you lack in finesse you make up for in arrogance. On the global level, overweening tyrants use this energy to make over the world according to their own idea of what perfection should be.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 19 and 25 when you should reflect on business and career opportunities during 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 ....


Sunday, October 4, 2015

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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 1 — 11, 2015

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 1 to 11, 2015


THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2015

On Thursday your brain is ablaze with often confusing and conflicting ideas when Retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun. Old astrology texts dating back to Ancient Rome call this a potentially hazardous time, and speak of a "Scorched Mercury" which impairs communications and judgment. But in ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC, we see that very differently. This Sun/Mercury conjunction is indeed intense, but in a positive way. Antinous/Mercury focuses the gay spiritual light of his heavenly father Ra-Herakhte right at you. Open your spiritual heart to the light and joy and permit it to burn away all doubt and all fear and trepidation. Most people live in spiritual darkness. They are like people who live in caves and are afraid of sunlight because it hurts their eyes. But should we shun the light and stay in the cave with them? Antinous/Mercury says it's safe to open your spiritual eyes — and spiritual heart — and become accustomed to the light.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2015

On Friday the work week ends in a flurry of activity when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects with Mercury and the Sun, but rather more challenging aspects with Mars, Neptune and Jupiter. You can expect high tension, but in a generally good-natured manner.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2015

This is a definite party weekend for sure when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD engages in a sexy sextile with impetuous Uranus and also with hot aspects with Mercury, Sun, Mars, Neptune and Jupiter. Invite friends over, move the furniture out of the way, and start dancing.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2015

On Sunday the Earth will shake and conflicts will rumble around the globe ... and throughout your own household when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun. This is the Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which is the DISCORDIA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... The goddess Discordia can be a powerful friend ... or deadly foe. Many gay men have assertiveness problems. On a gay spiritual level, the Discordia Moon shines its light on problem areas where you need to stand up and assert yourself. Anger 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.


MONDAY/TUESDAY OCT. 5/6, 2015

On Monday and Tuesday 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.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2015

On Wednesday Mars is in opposition to Neptune to spawn fears, worries and paranoiac delusions on the global level. In extreme cases, paranoid dictators delude themselves into thinking they are invincible and launch hasty attacks. It is a bit like driving full speed along a winding road on a freezing-cold night ... everything looks fine ... but you realize the roadway is icy until too late. On the personal level, you may experience sexual inadequacy doubts. Don't worry: this will only last a day or so and won't happen again for about two years. The last time Mars and Neptune were in opposition was in October 2013 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.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2015

On Thursday you can start making plans for a weekend party when Venus enters Virgo — Virgo Venus is the ultimate party organizer. Just avoid the Virgo Venus tendency to over-analyze and to offer "advice" (which is to say "criticism") where it is not wanted. Virgo Venus also likes to worry and fret and feel inadequate. Instead, play up the Virgo Venus panache at being the hostess with the mostest and plying your guests with food and drink and ensuring they are having a fabulous time.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2015

Aren't you tired of all the computer glitches, "lost" files, travel delays and snafus of recent weeks? Take heart! On Friday Mercury does an about-face and starts going forward again as seen from Earth, ending three weeks of Retrograde "backwards" travel. So you can safely twitter friends and co-workers a prediction that certain "lost" computer files or parcels will show up by the time they go to work the next morning. Mercury going backwards creates this sort of impish mayhem with matters concerning communications, documents and money. Misplaced tickets, keys, "lost" computer files, letters and packages which vanish into postal limbo ... all are typical of Retrograde Mercury. The "lost" things turn up again as if by magic when Mercury goes Direct again. A skilled astrologer, Hadrian no doubt amazed his courtiers by accurately predicting when some "lost" document or wayward courier message would finally re-appear out of no where.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCTOBER 10/11, 2015

This weekend you'll certainly want to run the other way when your partner wants to sit down and discuss relationship issues. That's because love goddess Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn, and the Moon is also in tense aspects to both of them. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 12 and 18 when 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 .... More details next time ....