IN KEEPING WITH ANCIENT ADORATION OF ANTINOUS AS A LUNAR DEITY
BY HERNESTUS GILLPRIEST OF ANTINOUS
The Star of Antinous in History and Science
The Star of Antinous in Astrology (NEW)
From an astrological viewpoint, the Year 2011 is ushering in a period of revolutionary or even dramatic changes our relationships.
According to a rather obscure astrological text called the Galendarjum Oeconomicum Practicum Perpetuum, the Year 2011 is the "Year of Venus".
The Year 2009 was the "Year of Mars" and 2010 was the "Year of the Sun", and now it is Venus's turn to take over.
The past two years have been about dramatic changes in political and economic structures, especially because Pluto has entered Capricorn for the first time since the late 18th Century — the age of political revolutions. In 2011, with the focus on the love planet Venus, Pluto's restructuring powers shift to interpersonal relationships.
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.
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.
Now, in 2011, Pluto again is marching through Capricorn, dismantling old worn-out structures and restructuring the world. 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.
"The Year of Venus" opens and closes with Venus aligned with Pluto in Capricorn. It means that 2011 will offer a bit of respite from fear and doubt about changing political and economic structures, while offering a dozen benchmark opportunities to reshuffle our interpersonal relationships. This is the year when Venus helps us to strengthen and enliven our relationships in order to provide us with the foundation of loving support which we will need in the turbulent years to come.
Many astrologers are sounding the alarm and warning of doom for the coming years. But we Antinoians are optimistic. We are calling it 2011 the Year of Antinous Gay Love Opportunities. There are twelve benchmark gay love opportunities this year.
SOLAR ECLIPSE AND VENUS TRINE JUPITER/URANUS: January 4th 2011
The love goddess is flirting with the lord of youthful exuberance (Jupiter) and unpredictability (Uranus). Meanwhile, a PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE heralds sudden new beginnings. The partial eclipse will be exact directly over the birthplace of ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD in modern-day Turkey. This phenomenon puts a spotlight on gay relationships which have been built on illusion and delusion instead of honesty and forthrightness. It's time to get clear on what's wrong and go for a relaunch. If your birthday falls within a day of this eclipse (or its opposite, July 4th) then 2011 is destined to be a benchmark year for you. Venus is predicting that you will go out to your favorite club tonight, as always, but won't be sitting on that bar stool for long because suddenly, unexpectedly, a friend comes over to you. He may be someone you already know but who has been a bit reserved and distant towards you in the past. No more! Tonight he will be seductive and alluring. He won't take "no" for an answer. And this is definitely a "yes" night for bright new relationships. If you are already in a relationship, this is an optimal astrological alignment for rekindling your love flame.
VENUS CONJUNCTION PLUTO: February 10th 2011
The graceful goddess of erotic desires embraces the dark cosmic wizard, the lord of metamorphoses. You may find yourself overwhelmed with passion. Your partner (new or old) will be hotter than you ever thought possible. This is a night when fiery new desires flare up, but it is also a day when those fires of desire create a smouldering inner fire deep within your heart which burns away tired, worn-out old habits and ways of thinking about your relationships. Don't extinguish this fire. Let it consume you and, like a phoenix of love, let it create a new, more loving you.
VENUS ALIGNS WITH NEPTUNE IN PISCES: March 27th 2011
The sensuous seductress kisses the cosmic lord of dreams and magic in the boundlessly romantic waters of Pisces. This is a night for candle-light dinner and romance. You may also make spiritual discoveries through friends, lovers and others — a gay spiritual side to people you never suspected of being the least bit spiritually minded.
VENUS ENTERS ARIES: April 21st 2011
This is the classic rendezvous between Venus and Mars as the goddess of love and beauty enters the sign ruled by the god of war and virility. This is your chance to seize the initiative to win back a lost love. Move now. Don't wait any longer. Go up to that certain someone who has smiled at you in the past, though both of you were too shy to make a move. It is time to make the first move, and Venus will give you a shove in the right direction.
VENUS CONJUNCTION MARS: May 23rd 2011
Venus and Mars are in divine sexual embrace and the offspring from their passionate loins is Eros/Amor. This is the night for hot encounters with a stranger — who will not be a stranger for very long. This is the most auspicious night of the year for finding a new partner.
VENUS TRINE SATURN: June 18th 2011
The seductive mistress of this year aligns with the cosmic mentor of maturity and wisdom. This is a time of testing and tempering your relationships as a sword-maker tempers steel by beating it mercilessly. Don't be fearful or intimidated by this test. Saturn is only trying to make you aware of shortcomings and weaknesses in your relationships with others. Pay heed and take corrective measures. The result will be a stronger bond between you.
CANCER VENUS TRINE NEPTUNE: July 4th 2011
VENUS ENTERS VIRGO: August 21st 2011
The great love sorceress enters the sign of Virgo the Vestal Virgin. This is when your latest love fling becomes serious. You realize it is "not just a summer fling" but that your hot holiday romance has lasting power. Plans are made for the future. And if you are still alone, don't be surprised when a seriously sexy stranger approaches you with serious intentions. He has had enough of "summer flings" and has been looking for someone just like you.
VENUS SEXTILE MARS: September 11th 2011
The seductress has moved through the sign of the virgin but she has lost none of her passion, and now she has another rendezvous with her brother/lover Mars. Call it "Indian Summer" or call it whatever you wish. But this is a couple of days when those passions of spring and summer burn brightly once more. Forget the first icy winds of autumn, it's time to let go and strip off and get down and hot and steamy.
VENUS IN SCORPIO: October 9th 2011
The next four weeks may surprise you with turbulent, deep-seated emotions and even jealousies. Venus becomes the Green-Eyed Goddess when she is in Scorpio. She demands faithfulness but is not necessarily faithful herself. Above all, she is deeply passionate. This is a "Golden October" for a wonderfully hot and horny sexual relationship.
SAGITTARIUS VENUS TRINE URANUS: November 2nd 2011
The love goddess takes the arm of the Uranus, the master of the unexpected, upon entering Sagittarius, the sign of discovery and travel. This ushers in a few weeks when you will feel restless in any relationship which is staid and boring. You will want to break out of your routine. This is a time to try something new, go for broke, set new relationship horizons. That could mean a new relationship full of fun and adventure. Or it could mean injecting fun and adventure into your existing relationship. Instead of sitting at home, take a week off and go somewhere you've never been and do something you've never done.
VENUS CONJUNCTION PLUTO: December 1st 2011
The love goddess has come full circle and is back where she started early in the year — aligned again with Pluto in Capricorn. This time, however, she brings with her all the relationship experience of this extraordinary "YEAR OF VENUS". And likewise, you are completing a major year of relationship growth. You have made new relationships and strengthened old ones. One or two have broken up and falled by the wayside. But if you have allowed ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD to open your heart to new love possibilities along the way, then you now begin to realize that you have deeper, more spiritual and more loving relationships with those around you. At this time of year, Sagittarius Venus fills your relationships with laughter, dreams, conversation and cheerfulness. You sit with your friends and bask in the miracle of gay love.