Sunday, January 31, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: JAN. 26 — FEB. 15, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JAN. 26 to FEB. 15, 2016


TUESDAY-THURSDAY JAN. 26-28, 2016

If you have read Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," you may remember that the entire entry for the planet Earth was two worlds: "mostly harmless." Those two words sum up this week when there are no major astrological configurations. Enjoy the relative peace and quiet … you will need your strength later in the year 2016.


FRIDAY-SATURDAY JAN. 29-30, 2016

Overnight Friday/Saturday Mercury aligns in conjunction with Pluto … for the second time in a week. Last week Mercury was Retrograde, conjuring up unsorted messes from the past. This week Mercury is going forward again, but the alignment with Pluto in stubborn Capricorn is nonetheless annoying. You find yourself being asked nosey and unpleasant questions and and also find you are being challenged about everything you do. Don't worry! Mercury moves fast and will be out of this configuration by Monday at the latest.


SUNDAY/MONDAY JAN. 31 FEB. 1, 2016

Overnight Sunday/Monday we come to the 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.


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2016

On Tuesday vengeance and enmity ignite erupt when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other, completing a week dominated by explosive Uranian configurations. This is the second time this year that Mercury square Uranus has plagued us. The last time, in mid-July, was a time rife with mass shootings and terrorist attacks.


WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY FEB. 3/4, 2016

At midweek your self-confidence gets a boost when Mars forms an ego-boosting sextile aspect with Pluto. You feel empowered to demand a pay increase or anything else you feel you deserve. You also feel energized to take on ambitious projects. Meanwhile, the Sun forms a cosy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in store for 2016. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this New Year, you now have a chance to analyze and study what needs to be done to ensure things are smoother the rest of the year.


FRIDAY-SUNDAY FEB. 5-7, 2016

Friday night could be the ultimate date night of the year 2016 when Venus aligns with Pluto while squaring off against Uranus, and when the Sun forms a sexy sextile with Uranus and when Mercury forms a trine aspect with Jupiter. Later in the weekend the Sun squares off against Mars and Venus forms a sextile aspect with Mars. All of these aspects taken together enhance the chances for a surprise encounter which could change your love life ... for the better. Go ahead: Take a chance on love.


MONDAY/TUESDAY FEB. 8/9, 2016

The week starts off with one of the most joyous New Moons — 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 this is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. Besides being a fiery presidential election year in the USA, this could also be a year of devastating fires, volcanic eruptions and withering heat ... El Niño alarm in store this year.


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2016

On Wednesday, you might want to purchase a lottery ticket when Venus is in a trine with lucky Jupiter even as the optimistic Sagittarius Sun forms a trine with winner-take-all Uranus. Not only is this Venus/Jupiter configuration good for making money, but it also greatly enhances chances of love and romance. So, go ahead — take a chance on love ... again.


THURSDAY/FRIDAY FEB. 11/12, 2016

At the end of the week, Uranus and Pluto renew their on-again, off-again square aspect to each other ... a dramatic cosmic configuration which has brought about the "Arab Spring," the Ukraine Crisis, the Ebola panic and other ongoing turmoil for many months now. This 90-degree, right-angle aspect is exact again today to throw open the portals on hatred and enmity. The Earth will shake ... perhaps literally spawning quakes and tremors and tidal waves. On the positive side: You can use this powerful energy to break free of chains that have shackled you for far too long.


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2016

On Saturday, it's time to take advantage of those Valentine's Day Sales and buy a new smartphone, tablet or other communications device when Mercury re-enters the tech-friendly and communications-conscious sign of Aquarius for the second time in recent weeks after going Retrograde for the past three weeks and slipping "backwards" into Capricorn. This is the best time of year for communications technology upgrades.


SUNDAY/MONDAY FEB. 14/15, 2016

Overnight Sunday, we come to the Taurus First Quarter Moon, the lunar phase of young love which, in Antinous Moon Magic, we call the ANTINOUS AMOR MOON ... this moon is perfect for Valentine's Day! Also: your optimism is only matched by your ambition when Mars forms a sextile aspect with Jupiter. You will feel capable of achieving anything and will want to go for the gold. So go for it!.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between February 15 and 21 when you may find yourself feeling a bit guilty, a bit self-critical, a bit inadequate. That's the Virgo Full Moon ... but in Antinous Moon Magic, this is the DIANA MOON ... the moon of sisterhood, of kindred spirits in whom you can confide ... and a "sister" need not be blood related ... or even female ... you have a "sister" and tonight's full moon helps you find her .... More details next time ....


TRY FIRE OPAL FOR THE PERDITION MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



TONIGHT's Perdition Moon of Antinous focuses on coping with loss.

Each of us must cope with this on a daily basis. Recently, a woman consulted me about the loss of a moonstone which had popped out of the setting of a finger ring. She couldn't find it anywhere. I advised her on what the moonstone may have been "telling" her and offered my advice on her replacement ring ... handmade in India with two sapphires!

But sometimes we are confronted with a serious loss, such as the loss of a job, or a home or a loved one. This is profound grief ... something which Hadrian faced when Antinous died.

I have searched my cabinets for the best crystal for meditations in time of grief ... and I always come back to:

FIRE OPAL - In April 2012 I had a catastrophic brain haemorrhage and nearly died. My world was turned upside down I was suddenly disabled.  I grieved deeply. 

The only crystal which helped was the one many experts advise for grief – Fire Opal. 

I carried a Fire Opal with me for over a year and held it during mediations in that period too. 

It helped my immensely – I felt my moments of grief released more readily yet the outcomes of each cry or moment of depression were somehow channeled into more positive thinking.

In Light and Love
MARTIN

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



THE PERDITION MOON OF ANTINOUS
THE SCORPIO THIRD QUARTER MOON



TONIGHT's Scorpio Third Quarter Moon is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the PERDITION MOON of coming to terms with loss and diminishment.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Perdition Moon is the embodiment of grief and loss. It is the gnawing sense of resources dwindling and being reduced. Perdition is diminishment and slow collapse.

It embodies the feeling that all the walls have fallen down and there is nothing to lean on. It is the spirit of consummate grief and lamentation for a loss. It is also the embodiment of that loss. It is the griever and also the subject of grief...

It is symbolized by grief-stricken Emperor Hadrian cradling the limp form of his beloved Antinous after his body had been recovered from the Nile.

The Scorpio Third Quarter Moon is precisely this sort of dull ache and sense of emptiness and loss.

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.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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

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

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 — overnight Saturday/Sunday 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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SOLAR SYSTEM'S FIVE BRIGHTEST PLANETS
VISIBLE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN PRE-DAWN SKY




SEE the five brightest planets of our Solar System simultaneously! 

All five bright planets will appear together in the morning sky from 20 January to 20 February 2016. That has not happened since 2005.

Wherever you live on Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible early in the morning. 

Although MERCURY AND PLUTO are in alignment this week and next week, Pluto is too far away to be seen without a powerful telescope.

Uranus and Neptune are also too far away to be seen, and anyway they are in another part of the sky at present. 

May you be blessed with clear skies for this planetary spectacle, with all five bright planets together in the same sky from 20 January to 20 February 2016! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 14 — 31, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 14 to 31, 2016


THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016

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 JANUARY 15, 2016

On Friday Retrograde Mercury slips backwards into a fortuitous trine aspect with lucky Jupiter — the same Mercury trine Jupiter aspect which we enjoyed on Christmas Day 2015. Even if you usually never play the lottery, you might want to consider buying a lotto ticket for this weekend. And because Mercury is Retrograde, you might find an old ticket that hasn't been cashed in. Or it is also possible that you discover a gift certificate from Christmas or else some other treasure which you had forgotten about.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JAN. 16/17, 2016

Overnight Saturday/Sunday 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.


MONDAY/TUESDAY JAN. 18/19, 2016

On Monday and Tuesday indulgent Venus squares off against excessive Jupiter. If you are planning to go to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast ... then you will pig out because it's easy to fall victim to temptation during this configuration. We need to be wary of overdoing it with rich food, intoxicating drinks and other "vices." It will be difficult switching gears and getting back to work. There's even a possibility we'll forget responsibilities altogether. This isn't a good time to make luxury purchases. A sports car could require costly repair, a gourmet meal may be less than satisfying or an expensive outfit may be made with inferior materials. Wait another day to splurge. Getting good value for money will be very difficult under this configuration.


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY JAN. 20-22, 2016

The latter half of this week is dominated by very difficult configurations involving Mercury, Pluto and Uranus. That is because Pluto and Uranus are at right angles to each other … a crisis-laden configuration which has been responsible for economic and political turmoil for many months now, but which will soon be dissipating as those two outer planets move out of this square aspect. Mercury is in conjunction with Pluto this week, which means Mercury is also at right angles with Uranus.

Mercury square Uranus is a recipe for explosive outbursts which come out of no where. And because Mercury is Retrograde right now, it means you may get an unpleasant surprise from the past … perhaps a letter or summons or bill which you had thought was far behind you. Or else, you get a visit from someone you had hoped you would never see again.

The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto in serious-minded Capricorn is also problematic. The slightest lapse of judgement, the most minor mistake or a mere infringement of a rule can result in severe reprimand or punishment.


SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016

On Saturday Venus (love, sexual attraction, wealth) enters Capricorn (business, practicality, hard reality) and stays there until February 3, 2016. The goddess of love will have us reviewing and renewing many of our relationship commitments and obligations in very tangible and concrete ways. Venus in Capricorn knows the laws of sexuality in any given culture, and is skilled at bending those laws to their benefit. Capricorn wants to be the boss of itself (and possibly you) and generally goes it alone, which is an interesting modus operandi for the planet that tells us about how we do partnership. This trip through the sign of the Goat can teach us about boundaries within our unions. There's nothing sexier than someone who isn't desperate for our affections while still remaining open, transparent and available for intimacy and spontaneity. Venus in Capricorn can become a bit of a cautious ice queen if it starts to take itself, its work and its ambitions too seriously. Career can become the ultimate turn on, and social status the greatest romance when Capricorn gets out of balance. Venus in Capricorn can teach us how to be one of the most loyal and dedicated partners around.


SUNDAY JANUARY 24, 2016

Overnight Saturday/Sunday 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 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 25, 2016

Aren't you tired of all the computer glitches, "lost" files, travel delays and snafus of recent weeks? Take heart! On Monday 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 Monday 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.


TUESDAY-THURSDAY JAN. 26-28, 2016

If you have read Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," you may remember that the entire entry for the planet Earth was two worlds: "mostly harmless." Those two words sum up this week when there are no major astrological configurations. Enjoy the relative peace and quiet … you will need your strength later in the year 2016.


FRIDAY-SATURDAY JAN. 29-30, 2016

Overnight Friday/Saturday Mercury aligns in conjunction with Pluto … for the second time in a week. Last week Mercury was Retrograde, conjuring up unsorted messes from the past. This week Mercury is going forward again, but the alignment with Pluto in stubborn Capricorn is nonetheless annoying. You find yourself being asked nosey and unpleasant questions and and also find you are being challenged about everything you do. Don't worry! Mercury moves fast and will be out of this configuration by Monday at the latest.


SUNDAY JANUARY 31, 2016

Overnight Sunday/Monday we come to the 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 February 1 and 7 when we come to one of the most joyous New Moons — 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 this is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. Besides being a fiery presidential election year in the USA, this could also be a year of devastating fires, volcanic eruptions and withering heat ... El Niño alarm in store .... More details next time ....


Saturday, January 16, 2016

RED STONES 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 that 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 

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

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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ANTINOUS SAYS 'OPEN YOUR EYES'
TO YOUR OWN DIVINE LIGHT



TODAY Retrograde Mercury aligns in conjunction 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.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

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.

THE CAPRICORN NEW MOON
THE ANTINOUS LAMIA MOON



TONIGHT's Capricorn New Moon is the lunar phase which in Antinous Moon Magic is called the LAMIA MOON of dark magic.

Meditation and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for rooting out malaise and sickness and for diminishing evil sendings. Look for areas in your life where you may be detrimental to yourself, may be working against yourself or may be making yourself sick, perhaps literally so.

The Lamia Moon helps you to focus on those areas and drain them of their debilitating energies. It helps you to look squarely at yourself to see what is draining you of your vitality ... so that you can chart a course towards healing and recovery ... rather than further diminishment.

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Lamia Moon is vicious negativity which attacks vitality. It is the Spirit of torment which seeks to dissipate and weaken. It is malaise and malevolence.

The spirit of the Lamia Moon incorporates all negativity of body and soul. It is destructive thought patterns. It is the instigator of bad habits which impair not only physical health but also mental or spiritual health.

It is sickness in the broadest sense, but it is by no means limited to physical ailment. It is a disease of the spirit. It is the debilitating failure to shake off a "sick" situation.

However, the spirit of the Lamia Moon also has the incredible ability to "sicken" and diminish harmful forces.

Just as a poison can cure, and just as a vaccine uses disease cells to build immunity to those very cells, the Lamia Moon spirit has the ability to weaken forces which are detrimental. It is the spirit of your body's immune system, waging a ceaseless and merciless battle against intruders.

The Lamia Moon spirit is debilitating and it is cruel. Yes, the Lamia spirit can be harmful, but it can also be a vital ally. 


All meditations and rituals conducted during the cycle of the Capricorn New Moon are best aimed at enlisting this spirit to be your valiant ally in helping you to identify those inner areas of yourself which are weakening you from the inside out.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 1 — 17, 2016

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 1 to 17, 2016


NEW YEAR'S EVE 2015-2016

On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day hope and confidence fill the atmosphere when we come to the LIBRA THIRD QUARTER MOON, which we call the CROSSROADS MOON. It is a time for setting a new course, possibly changing course, setting out in a new direction. It is about making a decision. The key is not to worry about which choice to make. The key is to make a choice and go ahead with it.


SATURDAY JANUARY 2, 2016

On Saturday it's time to take advantage of those January 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 only stays in Aquarius for seven days before it goes "Retrograde" (backwards as seen from Earth) and slips back into Capricorn and remains there until Valentine's Day when it re-enters Aquarius.


SUNDAY/MONDAY JAN. 3/4, 2016

Overnight Sunday/Monday THE YEAR OF MARS 2016 lives up to its name when Mars leaves Libra, where it has been very uncomfortable since November 13th, and dives into the steamy waters of Scorpio, where it feels truly at home. All of the warrior god's natural characteristics, good and bad, are much stronger here. Mars's aggressive energies are more intense, more passionate, more loyal, more stubborn, crueler, more secretive, more manipulative, more jealous and (surprise!) more sensitive here than in any other sign. It will be an intense couple of months until Mars enters Sagittarius March 6, 2016.


TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2016

On Tuesday Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until June 12th. 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. This Retrograde Mercury hasa slightly different twist to it because it spans two signs. On Tuesday when it turns backwards, Mercury is looking forward in Aquarius, but on Friday,January 8, it backs into Capricorn for the remainder of the retrograde cycle until January 25. So RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Aquarius-related areas of communications, computers, transport, travel and social media and it will also be forcing you to review, reassess and reconsider your values in the Capricorn-related practical areas of career and finances for the new year. 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!


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2016

Wednesday is likely to be intensely distressing on many levels when the Sun aligns with Pluto in Capricorn just hours before the Sun also forms an intense aspect to Uranus. The Sun shines a light on dirty dealings and black secrets which have been concealed all last year, or even longer. The new year is coming in with a bang.


THURSDAY JANUARY 7, 2016

On Thursday we come to one of the two most tense days of the year ... when the Sun forms a 90-degree square angle to Uranus. This happens twice a year. It is a cosmic signal for you to break free from restrictions which have prevented you from moving forward. The good news is that strange and wacky and unexpected things can happen. The bad news is that ... well ... strange and wacky and unexpected things can happen. But, as the Divine Hadrian knew, astrology is a tool for anticipating upcoming influences. Instead of worrying about a "bad surprise", you should ask your Unconscious mind (or your Magical Self if you are a Gay Wizard) to ensure that the upcoming "surprise" is of a pleasant nature rather than an unpleasant nature. That is, after all, the purpose of astrology.


FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 2016

On Friday Jupiter does a turnaround and goes Retrograde (backwards as seen from Earth) until May 9, 2016, ushering in four months of introspection and review. You may feel you are spinning your wheels much of the time. And because Retrograde Jupiter is in workaday Virgo for the entire time, you must rely more upon hard work than upon luck, despite the fact that Jupiter is the luckiest planet in the Zodiac. When Jupiter turns retrograde, the action of Jupiter is reversed so that the emphasis is upon inner awareness and inner growth. When opportunities arise while Jupiter is retrograde, they are the result of seeds planted in the past from people met or connections made in the past.


SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2016

On Saturday Venus aligns with Saturn in Sagittarius, meaning you will meet someone from your past, or perhaps an older person, who will be a wellspring of bright new ideas and inspiration for you in the coming weeks.


SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2016

Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the Capricorn New Moon, which we call the LAMIA MOON of dark magic. Meditation and rituals conducted tonight are best suited for rooting out malaise and sickness and for diminishing evil sendings. Look for areas in your life where you may be detrimental to yourself, may be working against yourself or may be making yourself sick, perhaps literally so.


MONDAY-WEDNESDAY JAN. 11-13, 2016

After a dour first week of 2016, the second week is much brighter and you might want to purchase a lottery ticket when the Sun forms a trine aspect with lucky Jupiter even as Venus forms a trine with winner-take-all Uranus. Not only are these fortuitous configurations good for making money, but they also greatly enhance chances of love and romance. So, go ahead — take a chance on love.


THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016

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 JANUARY 15, 2016

On Friday Retrograde Mercury slips backwards into a fortuitous trine aspect with lucky Jupiter — the same Mercury trine Jupiter aspect which we enjoyed on Christmas Day 2015. Even if you usually never play the lottery, you might want to consider buying a lotto ticket for this weekend. And because Mercury is Retrograde, you might find an old ticket that hasn't been cashed in. Or it is also possible that you discover a gift certificate from Christmas or else some other treasure which you had forgotten about.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY JAN. 16/17, 2016

Overnight Saturday/Sunday 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.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 18 and 24 when when 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 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 .... More details next time ....


Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 IS "THE YEAR OF MARS"
ANTINOUS TAKES UP HIS FEARSOME SHIELD


FROM an astrological viewpoint, the Year 2016 is ushering in a period of revolutionary or even cataclysmic changes the likes of which have not been seen since the upheavals of the late 18th Century.

According to a rather obscure astrological text called the "Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum," the Year 2016 is the "Year of Mars."

The Year 2015 was the "Year of Jupiter" and 2016 it is Mars's turn to take over.

To give you a preview, World War II broke out in another "Year of Mars" ... 1939.

It means that 2016 will be about the lessons of that indomitable ancient army of male gay warriors known as The Sacred Theban Band of Lovers ... the ability to transform fear into a weapon of protection ... instead of letting fear cut you into mincemeat even before your enemies do.

It is highly ironic that the German alchemist and astrologer Dr. Mauritius Knauer devised his perpetual calendar based on planetary rulerships in the late 18th Century. His "Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum" was published just as the planet Pluto was entering the Sign of Capricorn.

And now in 2016 Pluto is again in the Sign of Capricorn for the first time since the 18th Century.

Pluto in Capricorn is about revolutionizing age-old political and economic structures and replacing them with completely new and different structures.

Just look at the changes which occurred in the late 18th Century ... the French Revolution and the American Revolution, for starters.

Look at all the political turmoil in the world since Pluto entered Capricorn in early December 2008.

And just look at all the turmoil on the global financial markets, the Arab Spring, uprisings and warfare around the world ... and a horrific resurgence of Islamic terrorism.

Pluto will remain in Capricorn until the year 2024 ... by which time many cherished and time-honored political and economic institutions will have been swept aside forever.

Ironically, the planet Uranus was also discovered in the 18th Century, and many astrologers consider its discovery to have marked the first faint Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the sign which Uranus rules.

Uranus and Pluto have been in a tight 90-degree square aspect to each other on and off for the past two years and they start 2016 in that same tight right-angle configuration ... exacerbating all the global tensions forcing renewal and renovation.

It is going to be a very tumultuous and frightening year for many people, and it is very fitting for you to feel fear and panic in this "Year of Mars 2016".

The Warrior God's sons Phobos and Deimos (Fear and Panic) are the horses which lead Mars' war chariot ... spreading fear and panic before them as they gallop towards their foes.

Phobos and Deimos are rattling at the door, trying to get in. 

But just remember that they are not trying to get inside in order to scare you. 

They are trying to get inside in order to harness your chariot so that you can ride off on your Sacred Quest the same way that Mars rides off into battle with Phobos and Deimos leading the charge with shrieks and howls which send fear and panic into the souls of all adversaries.

Like Mars, you must learn to wear your fear and panic as a shield and breastplate (like the mosaic of Phobos) to fend off all who would attempt to stop you. 

You mustn't repress or ignore fear and panic. You must harness their "fearsome" energies to provide you with the impetus to go forward.

It is very hard for most of us gay men to muster up self-confidence and self-assertiveness. 

If we speak up or assert ourselves, we think we are being aggressive and nasty.

We are used to being nice, good, well-behaved boys.

We tend to repress our "Mars Energy" and try to ignore it. But Mars is in the natal horoscope of every person on this planet ... even nice, good, well-behaved gay boys like us. A certain amount of self-confidence and self-assertiveness is very healthy and good for us.

If we try to repress this gods-given natal energy, then Phobos and Deimos will terrorize us with the blessings of Mars. The energy has to go somewhere, so it will revert back into our souls and destroy us unless we understand how to harness it and channel it into constructive avenues.

Phobos and Deimos (also known as Graphiel and Barzabel to the Alchemists) will be powerful allies in your Sacred Quest. 

Notice how they form the protective outer rim around the Alchemical Seal of Mars. 

Mars is shielded by a ring of fear and panic which is turned outward away from him. 

As they do with Mars, they will lead the way for you and dispel all foes and hindrances that might get in your path. You will see how enemies and barriers scatter and melt away into the shadows when you approach ... as if by magic (which of course it is).

As a follower of ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD, your life becomes a magico-religious experience.

One of the first steps toward living gay spirituality is to learn to turn your fears inside-out so they are no longer a hindrance but rather a source of strength.

Transforming fear into strength is the hardest task any human being faces.

The Ancient Priests of Antinous knew all of these things. Hadrian knew these things. They knew the "fearsome" power of Phobos and Deimos. If you look up these deities of fear (Graphiel and Barzabel, for example) you will see dire warnings about how cruelly dangerous they are.

And they ARE dangerous ... repressing our natural born self-assertiveness is very self-destructive.

It is a problem common to most gay men. It is the root of many of our neuroses and substance abuse and many other problems.

Mars energies are always tricky and potentially dangerous.

Hadrian knew all about these things and was well-versed in the "fear" of the gods.

It's like that expression about "putting the fear of god" into somebody. You have to learn to put the fear of the god Antinous-Mars in you. It is a very awesome thing. You must learn to harness it and channel it into constructive courses.

Phobos and Deimos are rattling at the door and will break it down and get inside. But rather than let them eat up your heart with their fear and panic, you must greet them and welcome them and give thanks to Antinous-Mars for sending them to you to harness your Quest Chariot so that you can ride forth.

That is the Mystery Teaching of the Sacred Theban Band of Lovers … learning how to turn around the razor-sharp daggers of fear so that they point outward to create an impenetrable force field of protection around you.

Fear can point inward to wound your heart and soul, or it can point outward to ward off danger.

Friday, January 1, 2016

AMETHYST FOR THE CROSSROADS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



ON New Year's Day people are focusing on resolutions for the new year. Good in some ways but we should, perhaps, consider making life changes at any time of year that feels appropriate, or in tune with the moon phase attributes that the sparkling Hernestus keeps us posted about. 

This year, however, it might be particularly good to set resolutions on this New Year's Night. 

This moon phase is the Crossroads moon so actually is perfect for making decisions for the future. To help you achieve this I would recommend meditations focusing on your resolution while holding or visualising your choice of (or combination of) the following crystals:

Amethyst -  These magical crystals are extremely powerful as a protective stone. They create higher states of consciousness and strongly enhance meditation. This wonderful crystal also helps the decision making process by enhancing common-sense and facilitating you to actually make the decision. 

Azeztulite - These were once very rare because it only comes from one US mine and the owner limited the supply. That has now changed so crystal stores do, now, often stock them. 

Many believe that these crystals only appear in one place because aliens placed them there to be found/used by humans who understood how crystals could be used to contact higher plains of existence. 

These crystals are certainly wonderful for connecting spiritually when decision making. They are, however, highly vibrational which means that new users may find it too powerful and feel overwhelmed, dizzy or sick using it at first. Once 'tuned in to them they are highly recommended for many states of mind.

Jade - If you want a stone/crystal to help you on your spiritual or life journey then Jade is a wonderful assistant.

It can awake hidden knowledge (buried in your subconscious or, perhaps, shrouded from you by incorrect mainstream religious teachings).  

I recommend green jade but  blue or white Jasper also may help you during meditations right now. Use these crystal connectors to help you to make a choice and go ahead with it.

Love and Light,
MARTIN

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THE ANTINOUS CROSSROADS MOON
THE LIBRA THIRD QUARTER MOON


TONIGHT's Libra Third Quarter Moon is the lunar phase we call the CROSSROADS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic. It is symbolized by the "Herme" shown here, the ithyphallic stele of Mercury which guarded intersections of Roman roads.

Tonight is a propitious time for setting a new course, possibly changing course, setting out in a new direction. It is about making a decision. The key is not to worry about which choice to make. The key is to make a choice and go ahead with it. 

Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Crossroads Moon the decision-making capability of Antinous/Mercury. It is the spirit of making choices, weighing options and then choosing one. 

This Crossroads lunar spirit is the guardian at the crossroads who admonishes travelers not to dither nor tary, not to avoid making a decision. He is the guardian who presents travelers with alternatives. He does not care whether the right choice is made, but only insists that some choice is made. 

He personifies the roads, streets and highways in life, both literal and figurative. He also represents the network of veins and arteries in your body along which oxygen-enriched blood flows to every organ. 

And this spirit is the embodiment of any parting of the ways. He is the turning point and the divining rod who shows the way ahead.

Tonight is ideal for carrying out meditations and rituals aimed at making decisions or deciding what course of action to take. Because this lunar phase occurs in December or January, it is an ideal time for taking stock of the old year and making decisions for the new year.