*NEW* Wiccan Apprentice Circle 2015 (London, woodland)

Wicca is an Initiatory path! It is also one of the `Mystery religions’.

Initiatory process? 

What this means is that, from the moment you begin your `mild interest’ or `serious exploration/ study’ of Wicca & Witchcraft, the initiatory process(es) begin taking effect in your life! Consciously or subconsciously, you begin to undertake / undergo spiritual & psychic quests and challenges. You’ll face obstacles.. progress and set-backs..

 Many will give up or drift off..to explore other paths or something else.

What is important is to keep the faith..and discipline..and the journey in sight! (not just the destination).

Mystery Religion:
You are probably wondering what real mystery is left in Wicca, after pretty much everything about it has been (apparently) published in books and websites..?

Reading or talking does not give you a personal experience of the God or Goddess, but their powers being invoked on you might! Talking does not give you true insight about elements, but standing in the woods in a storm and trying to invoke the opposite element of Fire might!

 Personal background

Many people know that we have been running `woodland Wicca Rituals’ for 2-3 years now.. What you may not know is that, several years ago, I ran an outdoor Wiccan Apprentice Circle, and 3 of the regular attendees (of the 10+) went on to become Initiated Witches. That said, about 4 years ago, I stopped working in any sort of indoor Wicca Covens. Since then my path has been one of solitary (in so far as my own Craft & magic is concerned) and one of service (in so far as facilitating outdoor open rituals for people).

But times have changed…!

I am now preparing to facilitate a monthly Wicca Training Circle (The Wiccan Apprentice Circle), where all the foundations of Wicca & Witchcraft will be taught – to seriously interested and committed individuals.

Wiccan Apprentice Circle 2015 in London

Wiccan Apprentice Circle 2015 in London. Visit http://www.WitchcraftandMagic.uk  for more

In these Apprentice Circles, You will learn – and practise- the basics:

-Laws of Wicca
-Consecrations & Circle casting
– Working with Quarters & elements
– working with God & Goddess)
– Charges & invocations
– Magic & spell craft
– Transpersonal Psychology (helps with `Know thy self’ and much more).

We will also cover the following magical matters:
– Writing Rituals – for self, for group and public events
– Working with ArchAngels
– Psychic development & protection
– Divination (Tarot, Runes)
– Creating Magical tools (wands, pentacle, scourge etc)
– Talismans & Charms
– Healing work These Circles will be initially open for 3 months (May, June, July) so that we may form a core group, and then become *private* (where new people can join by request/referrals/ invitation only).

It is envisaged that a formal closed working Coven of Witches will evolve from these circles, as we head in to into 2016. (we shall see…as I know that `Man may propose..but Gods dispose!’ :-)

Please note – that I have actively chosen to work outdoors, for reasons of Magic & Empowerment. So all Circles & Rituals will be held outdoors (in quiet areas of public woods, or parks). In case of rain/ storms etc, we’ll simply work with the elemental forces of nature…! (a tarpaulin cover sheet stretched between trees also helps to give us cover from rain!! :-)

However, we will be organising additional social-meetings (in a local pub or coffee shop) on a regular basis, for members of this `Apprentice Circle’ and new comers to meet and have social time, bond, ask questions and go forward.

Wiccan Apprentice Circle Dates 

  • Sunday 18th May 2015
  • Sunday 14th June 2015
  • Sunday 12th July 2015

These dates are usually the  Sunday closer and before a New Moon.

During May, June & July, we will not have our *Wicca Full Moon rituals* (they have been running since Feb’15) ..but those will recommence in September’15.

More details to follow soon  (check my MEETUP’ 

Bright Blessings
-Mani

Outdoor BELTANE: Maypole dancing & Ceremony in Woods (Sat 2nd May’15)

Join us for the the afternoon/ evening to celebrate Beltane – the festival of fertility and sacred marriage between the Horned God and the Green Goddess! We’ll have much merriment, making flower crowns, face/ body painting, May pole dancing, drumming, singing, feasting and festivities. The evening will conclude with a small ceremonial fire for all to jump over.

Woodland Beltane 2015

Date:Saturday 2nd May 2015

Venue: Croydon: Woods behind Coombe Lane Tram stop.
Time: 2pm gathering – for set up, decorating altar, erecting Maypole and pre-rite socials.. Drumming/ face/body painting will generally commence; Ceremony will be around 4pm, followed by feasting; Fire jumping will be later in the evening. –

Meeting point: Please wait at the `Coombe Lane’ Tram stop to be collected. There will be a 10-15 min walk through woods (medium slopes!) to ritual spot. If weather wet, wear good grip boots.

DURATION:

Hern’s Tribe woodland rituals are `gatherings’ and generally organic. It’s best to arrive and flow with events..or even go exploring the woods. It is best to allow 4-5 hours for these events, so that you can have the best magical & communal experience.

WHAT HAPPENS – General details for HT events (some changes occur for specific events/ venues).

We’ll have the usual combination of social, setting up altar/ sacred space, seasonal ritual, chants & Drumming, magical work (including eco-magic and sometimes healing work). -Experienced HT members set up altar/ quarters, some prep for ritual fire, any cover sheets (if raining).
-You can ask to help.. :-)

RITUAL (this will be adapted for individual events):

Basic format——-
-Generally, we begin with clearing the space (sweeping, tidying up)
-Hern Call (chanting `Hern’ nine times)
-Shamanic consecrations (Incense, rattle, drums, salt-water, essential oil)
-Creating magical circle (words/ wand/ staff)
-Calling of Elements & animal quarters / spirits.
-Invoking Horned God / Goddess energies
-Variation of seasonal myth (sometimes)
-Magical work ( group work, personal, eco, healing etc)
-Blessing of Food & Drinks
-Feasting & Socials.
– Drumming & Chants & Dancing
-Any trance work (this is unpredictable.)

RITUAL items to bring:
– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

** Please make sure you take these back immediately after ritual is over, so they don’t get misplaced in the dark
** Items placed on altar may get handled or photographed by others. Plans for 2015—
In the past we have ritually explored various myths & legends. In 2015, we’ll continue this – by working with various Horned Gods & Goddesses, woodland spirits etc.

ALL WELCOME:
-All Pagans of any spiritual are welcome..
-Non-pagans, friends/ families & children of pagans are welcome.

FOOD & DRINKS TO SHARE:
Here are some suggestions–

-Home made/ baked items are exceptionally welcome (Bread, cakes, buns, salads, soup, pre-cooked potatoes).
-Wine & Mead are popular for the pre-ritual social and for feasting & socials afterwards!
– shop-bought items (sausage rolls, short-eats).
-Cheese / ham/ butter/ crisps/ dips
-Chicken (cooked pieces)
– Water / soft drinks/ tea & coffee in flasks
-vegetarian food/ vegan food
(Basically any items that add towards a sensible feast/ meal).
BE MINDFUL / Interruptions / Phone calls:
-At all times, we ask you to be mindful of any serious ceremony / meditation/ trance/ healing/ magical works going on, and not interrupt or be intrusive.
-Please don’t use mobile phones etc during ritual. (may not work in woods anyway!)

PHOTOS/ Recordings:
-These are semi-private events (even though they are in public woods/Park).
-Not everyone may like being photographed by a stranger!!
-No recording during ritual please.
-Feel free to take pics of altar, of your self in ritual setting, and of your friends there.. (If you are going to put them in blogs/ facebook etc..ask others in them..before tagging anyone you are not too familiar with.. It’s basic privacy etiquette!)

OUTDOOR PREP:
Please see our website http://www.Hern-Tribe.org for guidelines on what to bring, how to be prepared for outdoor rituals in woodlands, and some health & safety instructions.

BAGS in the DARK:
-Please keep space tidy.. and your own belongings/ bags at a suitable place. It gets dark.. So ensure you can find them easily afterwards. But also ensure they are not in the way that others may trample over it in the dark!
-If you put anything on the altar, please remember to take it back..(and not anyone else’s item by mistake).
-Please don’t leave things behind.. we don;t always find them..when tidying up in dark..

HELP with tidying up/ taking rubbish back to Tram stop/ bins is greatly appreciated.

CLOTHES / BLANKETS / SEATS:
-Please wear sensible outdoor cloths…waterproof is better..and good shoes (always) to walk in slippery or muddy surface. If you have a walking stick/ Magical Staff, do bring it, as it helps with walking in the woods – and you can use it in the ritual..!!
-Feel free to bring picnic blankets/ sheets to sit on (ground may be wet)
-Bring small light camping-style stool or chair to sit on (be mindful of carrying bulky objects while walking up slopes/ wet ground).

-Mani Navasothy
(Founder/ Hern’s Tribe)

TODAY: Earth Day 2015 – Eco-Ceremony & Earth-Healing meditation in Richmond Park

Earth Day is TODAY – on 22nd April,  and I am holding a special outdoor Eco-Spiritual event in Richmond Park, SW London.

Earth Day 22April2015-walk meditation

Activity/ Details :
Meeting Time / venue:   4pm meeting by Richmond Gate, Richmond Park.

• Once initial meeting/ greeting is done, we’ll set off on a gentle exploratory walk.. (I know most of the terrain well ..near the area we’ll be, so will lead the way).

• We’ll arrive at a suitable spot..by the 2 large lake/ponds.

• Following this, we aim to use locally found organic items, twigs, branches, leaves..logs…to create an Earth Altar/ Eco art.

• Then sit down to do basic consecration, and then a guided Earth-Healing Meditation.

• Then we’ll have a short feast (please bring food and drinks to share) and socialise.

What to bring:

• Please wear really sensible cloths – warm, water proof & shoes/boots.

• Bring some food & drinks to share

• Bring a rose quarts or clear quartz to hold during meditation.

• Bring any magical talismans, shields, dreamcatcher type items.. to place around altar area

• Any special Goddess images/ statues

(you will take your own items back home).

Directions / travel
We’ll meet meeting by `Richmond Gate’ (either get there by bus from Richmond town centre, or arrive by car. The car park in Richmond park is free..).

Weather:
We can not know what the weather is going to be like.. If it is extreme, then this event may be cancelled (ie gale force winds, storms). But if it’s just a bit of rain, we’ll carry on.

On the day, you can `text’ me to double check.. (only if it’s `extreme’ weather please. I’ll most likely be working till 2pm before getting going to the park myself).

Full updates on our meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/221165737/

-Mani

For Sale – Witchy Domains `Charge of the Goddess’ and `Witchcraft and Wicca’

Charge of the Goddess - Star Goddess art

Charge of the Goddess – Star Goddess art (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.   http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Charge of the Goddess-  domain names (6 different extensions such as .com, .eu, .info, .co.uk and more) are for sale.  Am also putting up some other wichy domains…some well sought after – such as the new .London domain (WitchcraftandWicca.London).    You can purchase one or more of these directly from me, and only me!

Current Domains for sale from me:

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .com

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .co.uk

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .org

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .net

www.  ChargeoftheGoddess  .info

www. WitchcraftandWicca ..org

www. WitchcraftandWicca  .org.uk

www. WitchcraftandWicca  .London

www. HolisticEntrepreneur  .co.uk

I `created’ and registered these web-domain names a few years ago, to develop some new magical community projects. And as we all know, the biggest obstacle for any  creative person..is having too many ideas.  So, as the Sun enters Taurus (Earthy), time to cut loose and consolidate my projects.  So I went through the 40-50 websites/ domains I own, and have deleted some and am selling some.

If anyone knows anything about domains, you’ll know that they can either be created & registered,  or purchased from someone else who already has them.  To this date, (and I have been doing it for 10+ years now..) I have never `bought’ a domain name from anyone.  I have always tried name/word combinations, and if it did not exist before, I have created- and thus- registered those domains to my name, through the Hosting company I deal with.

 Anyway,  if you do like any of the domains advertised, well, get in touch with me via the  Contact Form  (am only taking written communication on this matter, for legal reasons.). I am fully aware of the value of these domain names, so make me a decent offer or two, and we’ll negotiate. :-)

  You can purchase one or more.  Here’s how it works..

  1. You  Contact Me to make an offer for one or more domains
  2. I accept or we negotiate.
  3. We reach an agreement.
  4. You make a successful payment to my Paypal account.. (you can pay using your debit/credit cards).
  5. You also provide (privately) the host company where you want  the domain you purchased to be transfered to. You give me a few days.
  6. I sort it with my Hosting i provider, and authorise transfer.

Important Notes:  

`Charge of the Goddess’ is a work of poetry written by the late Doreen Valiente (Mother of Modern Witchcraft), based on other works (eg : Aradia Gospel of the Witches, etc).  It has been informally passed on in `Book of Shadows’ to Initiated Witches of Doreen’s lineage for many decades. It is used by Witches to invoke the Goddess in rituals, and during Wiccan Initiations.  The copyright for the poem `Charge of the Goddess’ was passed on by Doreen Valiente, to John Belham-Payne and the Centre for Pagan Studies. International copyright rules apply for use of the poem. However, no copyright or trademark ownership exists for the domains or the words `Charge of the Goddess’ respectfully.  So as long as you are not unlawfully publishing said poem in said domain in a website, you can do pretty much anything with the domain names.  (look up the internet legal stuff on `passing off’).

Deadline:  Initially this sale offer is being made directly from me, as I like them to be bought by a magical person who will develop a good online project or two.   However, after mid-June, I will put these up on competitive Domain sale sites (eg. Sedo) where anyone out there may purchase it.

Sale is non-refundable.  You are buying the domain name..  What you do with it afterwards is your choice.  I may have several negotiations going on with others.

** Warning**  It has been known for Fundamentalist Christians to buy Pagan/ witchy domains and tie it up or attach their own anti-pagan propaganda to it.   (I’ve seen it before, and pointed it out before). 

Bright Blessings :-)

-Mani Navasothy

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Astrology : Retrograde Planets in 2015, dates & zodiac signs affected by them

Today sees the beginning of  the annual Pluto retrograde!   And I got thinking (late last night) that it was when Pluto began transiting my sign (few decades ago now – go on figure it out) that I began to study astrology much more seriously, and started attending classes and so on.   Anyway, for months (or years?) I had been wanting to create a visual aid to see all the Retrograde motions of planets on a chart wheel.  (never seen one before)..  so after a morning of hard work (manually putting every line, every letter and so on on a graphic, using data from the Ephemeris)…here we are!   :-)

 Retrograde motions of Planets in 2015, the durations and zodiac positions  (click picture for hi-res image)  

Retrograde planets in 2015 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.    www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Retrograde planets in 2015 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

.I will return to this blog to start writing in all the details, tables and so on..  but for now – Breakfast calls (at 2.25pm!). I’ve earned it, don’t you think? :-)

-Mani Navasothy

Archangel sigils (c) mani navasothy

Angelic Magic: Creating Archangel names in sigil form for Raphael, Michael, Gabriel & Uriel

If you do an internet search for the Archangel names, firstly many variations come up, and second, you’ll see a whole lot of shops selling talismans & pendants with all sorts of symbols and sigils, with a mixture of Hebrew writing included and all sorts of squiggles.

The question is, how far do you trust them? How accurate do you think those sigils are – and how do you even test to ensure they are accurate? (unless you are already an expert at those matters).

Am not saying anyone out there is deliberately trying to mislead anyone.  But my own extensive internet (and hard printed books) searches have shown me that there’s a lot of smudging and confusion in this matter… People are sometimes just copying one another’s websites/ blogs or info..and  the mistakes/ misinformation is either spreading or getting amplified (like Chinese whispers).

There are worlds, realms and beings out there – magical, etherial and the supernatural – that are best left alone.  Because once you disturb them, or open a door to their realms, or if they happen to disturb you..  life is *never* going to be the same.

Years ago, I had dabbled…all so briefly..with some sigils..   just playful..  for a day or so..  and the psychic reaction I got from that was so shocking and intense, that it scared me.  I erased all traces of that experiment..and put it away for years!  Until last year!  When I had cause to open it up again..  But this time it’s different.  I’m being extremely careful..  and double..triple checking every detail..

It started as a personal need to know what I can trust ..and then it became an interest…and then it became a promise.. that what I know I must share with others.. Because there are those amongst you.. who are seeking..  out of curiosity, interest or worse…desperation..!

That’s why this is being written..  To help those who are seeking.

Is it my place to help?  Do I know enough to help?   Possibly No..for both questions.   But I have a new philosophy that I have been living by now..for almost half a year..   If you are working with Angels, how ever small or large an involvement, you have to live by some high ideals and standards..  There is no faking it…or suppressing it or denying it..  They will know.  So you have to simply start being it…your best self..  your noble self..  your angelic self!

So with those disclaimers / warnings in mind, let’s begin.

1. The Rose Wheel

I won’t go into the full history or detail of it.. You can look it up on wikipedia .. or the `Golden Dawn’ (for first hand knowledge/ reading).  I will say this..   if you don’t know it,, and you were looking for it …it will have been one hard journey.   Information online is fragmented..and bits seem to be kept apart.

I eventually found it…and suddenly it all made sense..  So am writing about it first..(so that it saves you the trouble).  It’s a key that practitioners of `Golden Dawn’ western magical tradition used in their ceremonies, rituals and magical work.

The Rose Cross with English & Hebrew letters (c) Mani Navasothy 2015

The Rose Cross with English & Hebrew letters (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

I have re-created only the central section here.  Not only that,  I have also combined the Hebrew letters/ sounds that  match the english letters/ sounds as near as possible..

2. Arch Angel names

Am only referring to the four Archangels used in the `Ritual of the lesser banishing of the Pentagram’  – mainly, Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel…  for East, South, West and North directions respectively.

These names were originally said in Hebrew, and were written in that langage. So their pronounciations are slightly different.I have gone back to the Hebrew  forms (given in example)..

3. How to write Archangelnames in sigil form

  • Start by writing the specific name in Hebrew (or find a hebrew version online!).  Remember Hebrew is written from right to left..
  • Then Take out a pre-drawn Rose Wheel.  Yes, you’ll need one.   And above I ave provided one version.  Just print it off, orr copy it using geometric accuracy..or view it enlarged, stick a paper on your screen, and trace over it carefully (don’t press too hard and end up damaging the screen..  so be very careful)
  • Mark out the letters of the name on the Rose Wheel.
  • Now in sequence, trace over the letters, thereby drawing the sigil of the Archangel name.

Here are fully illustrated examples I have created.

Writing ArchAngel Raphael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.   www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Raphael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Michael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015

Writing ArchAngel Michael in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at  www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Gabriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.  www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Gabriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Auriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Writing ArchAngel Auriel in sigil form (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. Esoteric blogs at http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

With these 4 examples, and the Rose Wheel diagram above, you now have the tools and techniques to start creating sigils of other Arch Angel and Angel names in sigil forms..

As to how you use them..  I shall be writing several new blogs on these topics.. over the coming moths.

I have quite a bit to share.

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

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Element invocation Pentagrams in Wicca explained using Astrology graphics  

Elements Invocation Pentagrams in Wicca explained with detailed astrology graphics.

How many initiated Wiccans or otherwise, have been using the so called `invocation and devocation’ pentagrams in wiccan/ witchcraft or magical circles? Quite many thousands, I imagine. Back in my early `initiate/ first degree’ days (almost 2 decades ago now), I was taught those invocation pentagrams, and used them (still do) when standing in one of the quarters (North, East, South or West) and calling a respective element (Earth, Air, Fire or Water).

To be honest, it was hard trying to remember which way to `draw’ those pentagrams, as they differed for each quarter/element. One easy solution was taught to me – that for Air and Water (East and West), one started drawing the pentagrams `towards’ the altar. But for Earth and Fire, this was not possible..

Well, last year, while talking about this in a shamanic ritual, I was doing a fire invocation pentagram with an actual flaming torch (outdoors, in the woods).. and explaining it to someone. An astrology friend said, `well, you know why don’t you? it’s because Leo is there!’. That’s all he said, and that’s all he needed to say. In a flash the whole thing clicked in my head, as I worked / visualised the related images. And as soon as I got home I drew it all up and looked at it to make sure – and then wondered – `why on earth had no one told me about this in my old coven days? and why have I not read about this full explanation for some 15-20 years?’

And I resolved to share what I had learnt/ worked out openly. hence this blog post. (but even this took me months to get down and actually do.. because of my laziness of having to sit and do all that explanation *fully*).
It’s not just this stuff that is lurking in my mind as one of many `do blogs’ ..There are plenty more magical things I have learnt, worked out, reverse engineered or just created by trial and errors or experimentations (magical).. that require sharing.
This morning, I woke up and had (out of the blue) just one thought.. that my subconscious had surfaced.. and it was.. to begin that sharing!
(ps. I had since then learnt, some of this stuff comes from or practised by the `Golden Dawn’ western magical tradition practitioners).
So here it is..the full explanation…starting with astrology.. (there are still some questions..which I will pose and hope someone can answer).

1.   The 3-Dimensional view of our Earth & the Sun.

3D look of Earth Sun and zodiacs (c) Mani Navasothy 2015

3D look at Sun-Earth & zodiacs. Wiccan Elements Invocation Pentagrams explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

Above is a graphical representation of what the Earth & Sun will look like, if viewed from space, from a point of vie `above’ the plane of the ecliptic (ie the orbital plane of planet Earth around the Sun).   As you can see, the Zodiac signs are star systems far away, but they can be `projected’ onto a sheet in each of the 12 directions where those systems exist.

2.  Making Earth the Centre.

3D look of Earth Sun and zodiacs- Earth in centre (c) Mani Navasothy 2015

3D look at Sun-Earth & zodiacs. Earth as centre of heavens. Wiccan Elements Invocation Pentagrams explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

In astrology, we draw charts of the Sky, as if they are seen from the Earth.  So Earth is placed in the centre.  You can see from above graphics, how – slightly shifting the Sun-Earth pair gives rise to this. And because the zodiac systems are so far away in relative terms to the Sun-Earth distance, the view of them do not change.    In this graphics, watched from the Earth,  the Sun will appear to be set against the Zodiac sign of Aries.  (ie Sun in Aries).

Chart as a graphical representation of an earth-centred view (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Astrology Chart as representation of Earth view of heavens.   Wiccan Elements Invocation Pentagrams explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

3.  Astrological Chart – a graphical representation of the Sky

In the pic above, I have `got rid of’ the details and 3-dimensional elements, and only left-in the Earth, Sun and the positions / directions where Zodiacs are.  This is a `view from the `top’ (above the Ecliptic plane).  And this is what it means when we see or draw an astrology Birth chart. Note:  The fist sign of the Zodiac – Aries- is drawn in the `rising sign’ position at Spring Equinox.

Note: This is the starting point now, for the invocation pentagrams!

4. Elements and Fixed nature of Zodiac signs

Zodiacs Elements and Fixed signs(c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Zodiac Fixed signs & Elements. Wiccan Elements Invocation Pentagrams explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

In astrology, each sign of the Zodiac is assigned one of the 4 elements (Air, Fire, Water, Earth).  I’ve grouped and shown these in the 4 corners of the diagram.  (not in any order or direction).  In astrology, there are qualities that are assigned to signs.  The qualities are Cardinal, Mutable and Fixed.   I have highlighted the `fixed’ signs.

As you can see, Leo is the fixed Fire sign.   Taurus is the fixed Earth sign, Aquarius the fixed Air, and Scorpio the fixed Water sign.  Note that I kept their positions in the astrological chart.

here on it gets easy to do the invocation pentagrams.

5.  Fire invocation Pentagram using astrological chart 

Fire Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Fire Invocation Pentagram in Wiccan ritual explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

The fire invocation pentagram is drawn, by starting the first arm of the pentagram from the `midheaven’ position, and `into’ Leo, the fixed Fire sign, thereby activating the element of fire. The pentagram is then completed by carrying on the other 4 arms of it as shown in diagram above.

6.  Earth invocation Pentagram using astrological chart 

Earth Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Earth Invocation Pentagram in Wiccan ritual explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.  www.quantumphoenix.net

Here, for the invocation of Earth energy, we start from the same (midheaven) position,, then drawn the first arm of the invoking pentagram `into’ Taurus, the fixed Earth sign.

7.  Air invocation Pentagram using astrological chart 

Air Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Air Invocation Pentagram in Wiccan ritual explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.quantumphoenix.net

For the Air invocation pentagram,  the first arm of the pentagram is drawn such that it `enters’ the fixed sign of Air..ie Aquarius (as shown above).

8.  Water invocation Pentagram using astrological chart 

Water Invocation Pentagram explained (c)Mani Navasothy 2015

Water Invocation Pentagram in Wiccan ritual explained (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.  www.quantumphoenix.net

The first arm for the water invoking pentagram is drawn such that it enters the fixed water sign, ie Scorpio.

Note: I have shown these  (Fire, Earth, Air water) `not in the order’ of invocation, but in a way that initially shows you the symmetry of them.

Of course in Wicca / Witchcraft circles,  the order of invocation, is

  • Air/ East,
  • Fire/South
  • Water/ West
  • Earth/ North

I hope you found these full visuals useful and finally can see why the invocation pentagrams are drawn the way they are done.  It is purely based on astrological convention of drawing the chart, relative zodiac positions on that chart, and where on that chart the fixed signs for each of the elements are situated.

The most important thing to have in mind is that it’s all just `conventions’ created by a magical system, and that in space there are only relative positions…  there are no ups, downs left and rights;  And that in magic, you – as the practitioner who is exercising the Will- has the choice and say in how and what you do!

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

 Copyright /sharing note:  As an artist, magician and an educator, I work very hard to create these visual aids to  help others.   Am happy for anyone to share this on social media/ reblog above blog, provided   copyright note   (c) Mani Navasothy / http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net  remains.  No publication of these  graphics in any book /course / training allowed without express written (and magical) permission from myself. Thank you.

.Link:

Angelic Magic: Writing Archangel names in sigil form for the 4 major Archangels 

NO SUPERMOON at Solar Eclipse of 20th March15

SUPERMOON Lunacy!!

I am shocked and disgusted to see this `supermoon at Solar Eclipse’ hype spreading so much on the internet..! Propagated by ill-informed people.. A fine example for mindless `passing/ sharing’ ..!!

So can I just knock this idiocy on the bollocks once and for all?

How can it be Supermoon (which is referred to at a Full Moon that’s quite larger) at the time of any Solar Eclipse? Has everyone gone crazy?

Solar eclipses take place when moon covers the sun.. that’s always going to be a Dark Moon/ New moon!

By the way, we do have a Eclipse / Supermoon combination..but it’s much later in the year on 28th September’`15 …at the NEXT *Lunar* Eclipse.

Next Supermoon -28th September2015. For Supermoon data 2014 to 2020, visit www.quantumphoenix.net

Next Supermoon -28th September2015.
For Supermoon data 2014 to 2020, visit http://www.quantumphoenix.net

How do I know this date?    well, I worked it out..  using dates of full moons…and coinciding dates when Moon is closer to Earth (perigee)!  (Am a Physicist and an Astrologer, remember?  Now you know why this blog is called QuantumPhoenic.  It has scientific and esoteric parts )  :-)

So please…don’t just take everything you see in social media for granted..   Double check things..

And if I am severely wrong..(and that has happened too, when I once drew the direction of Earth orbit incorrectly)…please set me right…with clear facts…not hissy fits (that’s happened too..when someone ranted  regarding my `CyberGod/ visionary art’  blog post ).

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Full Details / List of SuperMoons 2014-202

Lunar Eclipse 4th April 2015 – Full astronomy, Astrology & Visibility data

Hi all,  there is a Total Lunar Eclipse coming up on 4th April 2015.  (which is two weeks after the total Solar Eclipse of 20/3/15).

Note on Magical works & interpretations: Am adding essential graphics (astronomy data & visibility map) .. Readers will note that I tend to create / present data and graphics that are of practical use, either for observation, or for the purpose of doing your own esoteric/ personal magical work during the times of these eclipses.  (In these cases, I try to avoid giving any/ extensive interpretations, as that `taints’ the reader’s subconscious. Eclipses are powerful enough ..and I have been personally doing `Eclipse Magic’ for so long.. that I prefer to let the magical potential of the eclipses be tuned int by interested readers/ magical practitioners  (Astro-mages, High Magicians and so on..). There are plenty of other blogs/ sites who give extensive interpretations..

Okay, back to this Eclipse…

Effectively, you can start to actually see the Moon beginning to be eclipsed (dark patch shows and and spreads) from 10:15am…and it will end by 1:44pm (Gmt).   Some where in the middle of this (3 hr 29 min period), we get the Total Eclipse of the moon – between 11:57am to 12:02pm (gmt)… for  duration of 4 mins 43sec.

But of course, Moon will be entering the penumbral shadow of the Earth long before it actually becomes noticeable to naked eye (at 9.01am) and it only leaves this penumbral shadow at 4.58pm.  (this part of it is of scientific interest ..and dare I say `magical’ interest only.. as it is not discernable to naked eye..

Astro data & graphics- Lunar Eclipse 4 April 2015- by Mani Navasothy    www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Astro data & graphics- Lunar Eclipse 4 April 2015- by Mani Navasothy http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

P1, P2, U1,U2, U3, U4 – Astronomy terms  for Eclipses explained:

P1:First penumbral contact occurs when the Moon first enters Earth’s penumbra,

U1: First umbral contact marks when the Moon is first shadowed by Earth’s darker umbra.

U2: Second umbral contact takes place at the beginning of totality, when the Moon is fully eclipsed by the Earth’s umbra,

U3: Third umbral contact  occurs at totality’s end.

U4: Last umbral contact  marks when the Moon completely leaves Earth’s umbra,

P2: Second penumbral contact  occurs when the Moon leaves the penumbra.

Note:  Partial lunar eclipses do not have U2 and U3 values, since those are reserved for when the Moon fully enters the Earth’s umbra. Rather, contact times for partial lunar eclipse are designated only P1, U1, U4, P2 respectively.

Astrology:  Planetary positions for this Eclipse (at 12:06hrs gmt)

Chart -Lunar Eclipse 4 April2015 (c) Mani Navasothy  www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Chart -Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April2015 (c) Mani Navasothy http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

The next set of Eclipses occur later in the year, a partial Solar Eclipse on 13th September’15 (in the sign of Virgo) , and a Total Lunar Eclipse on 28th Sept’15 (in the sign of Aries). I will of course cover full data/ presentations & preparations for those in a few months time.. (let’s live through this one first :-)

Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

link:

Supermoon – list of dates 2014- 2012

Astro data & Astrology for Total Solar Eclipse 20th March 2015

Page: Astrology– Beginners info on symbols, transits, charts & reading Ephemeris

my Eclipse Magic website (ebooks)

Woodland SPRING EQUINOX 2015 Ritual Gathering in Richmond Park – London (21st March 2015)

Hi All, here is the Spring Event that I will be personally facilitating, with Hern’s Tribe (woodland ritual group I founded some 11 yrs ago).    So come Join us for the the afternoon/ evening in Richmond Great Park, where the Deer roams freely (living symbol of Hern the Horned God).. for celebrate Spring Equinox. It’s when the daylight hours equal the night hours… time of balance.. and when the Sun enters Aries – first sign of the Zodiac. We’ll be marking these magically in our ceremony, and do empowering magical work for the coming year!! – Bright Spring Blessings. – Mani

Woodland Spring Equinox 2015

Woodland Spring Equinox 2015

Date: Saturday 21st March 2015
Venue: Richmond Great Park.
Time: Meet-up by Richmond Gate (entrance to Richmond Park) by 2 pm.   (post code : TW10 6RR)

Google map link:   https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4504099,-0.2953595,18z?hl=en

Transport:
Please get to Richmond Station (British Rail / Tube). Outside the station, take the bus 371 (going towards Richmond Hill). This goes past Richmond Gate/ Star & Garter Home. After about 10 minutes in bus, get down at the `American University’ stop…and walk forward (5 mins) to Richmond Gate..

Those driving by car can park inside the park (closest car park to Richmond Gate). It’s free parking. Then walk back to the gate and meet us.

Duration: 

Hern’s Tribe woodland rituals are `gatherings’ and generally organic. It’s best to arrive and flow with events..or even go exploring the woods. It is best to allow 4-5 hours for these events, so that you can have the best magical & communal experience.

WHAT HAPPENS – General details for HT events   (some changes occur for specific events/ venues).

We’ll have the usual combination of social, setting up altar/ sacred space, seasonal ritual, chants & Drumming, magical work (including eco-magic and sometimes healing work). -Experienced HT members set up altar/ quarters, some prep for ritual fire, any cover sheets (if raining).
-You can ask to help.. :-)

RITUAL  (this will be adapted for individual events):

Basic format——-

-Generally, we begin with clearing the space (sweeping, tidying up)
-Hern Call (chanting `Hern’ nine times)
-Shamanic consecrations (Incense, rattle, drums, salt-water, essential oil)
-Creating magical circle (words/ wand/ staff)
-Calling of Elements & animal quarters / spirits.
-Invoking Horned God / Goddess energies
-Variation of seasonal myth (sometimes)
-Magical work ( group work, personal, eco, healing etc)
-Blessing of Food & Drinks
-Feasting & Socials.
– Drumming & Chants & Dancing
-Any trance work (this is unpredictable.)

RITUAL items to bring:
– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)

** Please make sure you take these back immediately after ritual is over, so they don’t get misplaced in the dark
** Items placed on altar may get handled or photographed by others. Plans for 2015—
In the past we have ritually explored various myths & legends. In 2015, we’ll continue this – by working with various Horned Gods & Goddesses, woodland spirits etc.

ALL WELCOME:
-All Pagans of any spiritual are welcome..
-Non-pagans, friends/ families & children of pagans are welcome.

FOOD & DRINKS TO SHARE:
Here are some suggestions–

-Home made/ baked items are exceptionally welcome (Bread, cakes, buns, salads, soup, pre-cooked potatoes).
-Wine & Mead are popular for the pre-ritual social and for feasting & socials afterwards!
– shop-bought items (sausage rolls, short-eats).
-Cheese / ham/ butter/ crisps/ dips
-Chicken (cooked pieces)
– Water / soft drinks/ tea & coffee in flasks
-vegetarian food/ vegan food
(Basically any items that add towards a sensible feast/ meal).
BE MINDFUL / Interruptions / Phone calls:
-At all times, we ask you to be mindful of any serious ceremony / meditation/ trance/ healing/ magical works going on, and not interrupt or be intrusive.
-Please don’t use mobile phones etc during ritual. (may not work in woods anyway!)

PHOTOS/ Recordings:
-These are semi-private events (even though they are in public woods/Park).
-Not everyone may like being photographed by a stranger!!
-No recording during ritual please.
-Feel free to take pics of altar, of your self in ritual setting, and of your friends there.. (If you are going to put them in blogs/ facebook etc..ask others in them..before tagging anyone you are not too familiar with.. It’s basic privacy etiquette!)

OUTDOOR PREP:
Please see our website  for guidelines on what to bring, how to be prepared for outdoor rituals in woodlands, and some health & safety instructions.

BAGS in the Park :
-Please keep space tidy.. and your own belongings/ bags at a suitable place. It gets dark.. So ensure you can find them easily afterwards. But also ensure they are not in the way that others may trample over it in the dark!
-If you put anything on the altar, please remember to take it back..(and not anyone else’s item by mistake).
-Please don’t leave things behind.. we don;t always find them..when tidying up in dark..

HELP with tidying up/ taking rubbish back to  bins is greatly appreciated.

CLOTHES / BLANKETS / SEATS:
-Please wear sensible outdoor cloths…waterproof is better..and good shoes (always) to walk in slippery or muddy surface. If you have a walking stick/ Magical Staff, do bring it, as it helps with walking in the woods – and you can use it in the ritual..!!
-Feel free to bring picnic blankets/ sheets to sit on (ground may be wet)
-Bring small light camping-style stool or chair to sit on (be mindful of carrying bulky objects while walking up slopes/ wet ground).

-Mani Navasothy
(Founder/ Hern’s Tribe)

Link

Hern’s Tribe –  www.Hern-Tribe.org

Meetup:  London Woodland Witches, Druids, Outdoor Pagans