Monday, January 8, 2018

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



AT this time of year 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. 

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 Jade 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.
 

Friday, January 5, 2018

ASTRO FORECAST: JANUARY 5th—21st, 2018

Antinous Astrology Forecast

JANUARY 5th to 21st, 2018


THURS-FRIDAY, JAN. 4th-5th, 2018

The first week of the New Year 2018 is a time of reflection when both and Sun and Venus form a dreamy sextile aspect to intuitive Neptune, inviting you to reflect introspectively about how this year is going so far, and to start dreaming about how the rest of the year may turn out. This is the perfect evening for oracle games, scrying, dreamscaping and fortune-telling.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2018

This weekend, you can expect surprise tidings from the other dimensions when Mercury is in a very conducive karmic-healing trine to Uranus. Mercury-trine-Uranus always creates optimal energies for breaking down encrusted old structures and for mentally visualizing bold new solutions. Because Uranus is Retrograde, the emphasis is on the past. Retrograde Uranus opens the portals of Time and Space and Mercury enables you to go through those portals to engage in healing magic involving your own past, or past-life incarnations. Even if you do not work any magic, you can definitely count on receiving a message involving someone or something from the past.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2018

On Sunday and Monday the war god Mars aligns with Jupiter in perfect alignment in Scorpio 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.

MON-FRIDAY, JAN. 8th-12th, 2018

This week sets the tone for the entire year when several major planets form configurations with the STAR OF ANTINOUS ... the Sun, Venus and Pluto are in conjunction with the Star, while Jupiter and Mars form positive sextile aspects with all of those planets and with the Star. As you know, 2018 IS THE YEAR OF VENUS, which means the love goddess shines her beneficent light over all events this year. But you also know that SATURN IS IN CAPRICORN, which means that Saturn cools off the ardor of Venus and gives her discipline and practicality of emotions. All of these configurations with the Star of Antinous mean you need to pay special attention to your dreams and daydreams and visions ... to receive messages from Antinous about the direction your life should take this year. As if all of that were not enough, on Tuesday 8 January 2018 we come to the Libra Third Quarter Moon. This is the lunar phase we call the CROSSROADS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... It is symbolized by the "Herme", 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2018

This weekend Mercury gets down to business and moves into Capricorn and almost immediately aligns in perfect conjunction with Saturn in Capricorn. You see clearly the solution to any difficult situation. From now through 1st February 2018 (when Mercury enters Aquarius) you may find it easier to set helpful limits as the New Year settles in. This is a mentally grounded energy that can help you understand the trade-off between short-term pain and long-term gain. Mercury in Capricorn is focused on the future and eager to organize a grounded plan for success. Whatever your goals now ... a calm winter's holiday, a strong start to 2018 ... Capricorn Mercury can help you put a plan into place. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, planet of structure and focus. Mercury has a quicksilver, trickster nature. When in Saturn's sign, Mercury is urged to get organized, so a little effort goes a long way now. Consider the consequences of what you decide, and make sure the costs are truly worth it. A slow-and-steady approach will help you stay calm through the end of the year. Mercury in Capricorn embodies the idea that when you say "no" to one offer, you create space to say "yes" to another. As we move out of the holiday season and into the new year, remember to keep your eye on the prize!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2018

On Sunday you would be well-advised to avoid crowds and potential terrorism targets when the stubborn Capricorn Sun is in a 90-degree right angle to impulsive Uranus even as both are in tense aspects to Saturn, Pluto and Mars. On the negative side, people run amok and even the weather can be more than usually unpredictable and destructive. On the positive side, however, you might accidentally run into the new love of your life ... while running for shelter.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15th, 2018

This is one of the most dramatic weeks of the astrological year ... a time when you must be very careful in traffic ... avoid public places where terrorist attacks could occur ... and when reckless rules could cause global havoc. Suspicious Scorpio Jupiter is in a sextile aspect to Capricorn Pluto. This aspect heralds disaster on the global political and financial markets — a restructuring of the world's political and economic systems. The arrogance of unbridled growth (Jupiter) will be put into question by thorough and deep-seated structural reordering (Pluto) for the benefit of all humanity, not just for a few. This configuration is warning you — no, ordering you — to reassess your assets. Money and property are transitory things. Reflect on what is truly valuable to you.

TUES-WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16th-17th, 2018

Overnight Tuesday-Wednesday 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.

THURS-FRIDAY, JAN. 18th-19th, 2018

Meanwhile, Venus leaves stodgy Capricorn and enters socially interactive Aquarius, so you may feel an irresistible urge to check your social network even before you get out of bed. The coming month is idea for exploring the vastness of cyber worlds in search of the ultimate interactive relationship. You sense a yearning for new and interesting places, things and friends as Aquarius Venus opens your heart to adventurous new ideas and people. It will be easy for you to overcome your shyness and meet new people. But you may get bored quickly and may have a hard time focusing on any one subject — or person.

SAT-SUNDAY, JAN. 20th-21st, 2018

This weekend your intuition is enhanced when Mercury forms a sextile aspect with dreamy Neptune. You should trust your intuition about financial and business matters, but be wary of fast-talking con-men who try to cloud your mind. You can count on finding the right word at the right time by trusting your inner voice.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between January 22nd and 28th when 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! .... More details next time.


Monday, January 1, 2018

MAGICAL CRYSTALS FOR THE LUNUS MOON
By Our Crystal Meditation Advisor Martin Campbell



TONIGHT's Cancer Full Moon is the Lunus Moon in Antinous Moon Magic.

This intense lunar phase may find you focused on emotions and visualising them in meditations or trances.

I would suggest using the following crystals to focus particular energies and emotions for you: 

Jade (esp. green) - This stone (above) 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.

Carnelian - (Above right) 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.

Fire Opal - Many of us mourn the loss of another year or focus on other losses we may have experienced in that, or previous, years. 

I carried a Fire Opal with me for over a year during  a very troubling time in my life a couple of years ago. 

I held it during meditations 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.

Whatever you are doing at this time "between the years" please accept my warmest wishes for your happiness and fulfillment. Blessed be to you all. Ave Antinous!

Light and Life,
MARTIN

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THE ANTINOUS LUNUS MOON
THE CANCER FULL MOON



TONIGHT's Cancer Full Moon is the lunar phase we call the LUNUS MOON in Antinous Moon Magic — the Moon of Moons!

This is a Full Moon which brings out powerful emotions. Because this Full Moon always occurs during December/January, it is emotional farewell to the old year and heart-felt welcoming of the new year.

You will shed sentimental tears for loved ones you have lost during the past year, not to mention a job or other things you may have lost.


Each lunar phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of Lunus is Antinous the Moon God. It is your His lunar divine self.

Antinous the Gay God was worshiped in ancient times as a lunar deity. The "Man in the Moon" was actually the "Blessed Boy in the Moon" to the ancient worshipers of Antinous.

The Spirit of the Lunus Moon is the spirit of emotions, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories and moods. It is also your dreams and nostalgia. Lunus is the personification of the unconscious mind and it is all dreams and visions.

The OBELISK OF ANTINOUS states that he hears the prayers of his worshipers and sends them healing visions as they slumber. Lunus is the personification of intuition and mediumistic abilities.

Lunus is clairvoyance itself. Lunus is also the bringer of nightmares, fears, traumas and irrational emotional imbalance.

Just as the Moon moves the tides, Lunus brings emotional fluctuations. Lunus is inconstancy, inconsistency and flux. As the phases of the moon change, so Lunus is all things which flow and fluctuate. It is all things which come and go like the tides.


Tonight's Lunus Moon is a propitious time for meditations and rituals delving into your emotional state of being, and also for intuitive or clairvoyant trances.