Uranus Retrograde begins: Storm warning for Aries & Aquarians

QuantumPhoenix:

Uranus retrograde in Aries starts up again tomorrow (22nd July’14) and will go on till 22nd December 2014. Already you may be experiencing disruptions, irritations, unexpected Chaos, accidents, rebellions and sudden urge for social upheaval/ changes..! This is mainly due to this energy influence. My advise is.. remain calm…keep trying to gain perspective.. and where others are `dumping on you’ ..try to separate those issues as theirs… While you can be helpful, don’t let those energies enter into your own psyche..and upset you.. Be helpful ..but keep perspective.. Easier said than done I know.. But it is also going to be a period of some much needed changes…and they are a comin’..whether you like it or not. Manly affects Aris, Aquarians and well..all of us in some form or another. -Mani Navasothy

Originally posted on QuantumPhoenix.net - Consorting with Stars and Magic!!:

Uranus retro in Aries -july2013

Uranus retro in Aries -july2013

Latest:  Uranus retrograde:  22nd July 2014 to  22nd December 2014.

I never know if I should blurt it out or be airy-fairy about upcoming tough times. And in the end I go with the advise my HPS gave me… `Don’t hide important news.. People are adults..and they have the capacity to deal with whatever comes their way’ (event the ones who think they can’t..to most extent!)

So I’ll say this..   as Uranus now starts retrograde motion in the sign of Aries..  and will now so for about 5 months..  it’s going to get difficult for Aquarius people (because Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)..and it will also drag Aries people through some hard times.. (because Uranus is going retro in Aries).   It’s a bit like having a guest  (Uranus) in your home who is going through a rough patch..and that will affect…

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Birthday of Isis Ceremony (video of 2013 event)

In honour of the Birthday of Goddess Isis (which was historically celebrated on 17th July), we did river Thames based a ceremony last year (2013).  Here is a short video of that event which took place by Embankment, Central London (at the base of Cleopatra’s Needle!).

This year (2014) we are doing this ceremony & social by the river Thames in the Richmond area..  on saturday 19th July’14, for ease of every one to make it.

The Isis-Boat that was begun and briefly used in the Isis-Navigatum (Blessing of the Fleet) ceremony in March’14, has been developed further. It will be briefly floated in the river Thames at the end of the Ceremony.

Here’s the event blog.

Hail Thames-Isis (Tamesis!)

-Mani Navasothy

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Lightening Strikes Video clips (England)

Watch the Lightening Strike clips (compiled) filmed by me last night (on 18th July 2014) in London – between 3am and 4.45am. Sound take from same films, edited/ cropped and added back so will not correspond to those specific strikes.. but all recorded on same night!

-Mani Navasothy

Birthday of Goddess Isis – Night of the Cradle-17th July – all over the Universe!

Wishing a very special Lady many happy returns.

Yes, It’s the day when Sky Goddess Nut gave birth to Goddess Isis.  (also known as The Night of the Cradle)

Birthday of Goddess Isis - 17th July - everywhere!

Birthday of Goddess Isis – 17th July – everywhere!

I will be leading a special (2nd annual) Ceremony and social gathering to mark this event on this coming saturday (19th July) at Richmond..

Do join us. . Meet at Richmond Station by 4.30pm.. and we’ll be walking up to the ritual spot later. (it’s a 15 min walk.. so we may `process’ in a nice line, carrying ritual items, a banner and a 1 metre Isis Barge that will be sailed symbolically on the waters later..).

Outline of Event 

Our Gatherings normally take the following form

a) Meeting at the Richmond Station, at appointed place, and then walking together to the selected Ritual area.

b) Pre-Ritual Social & setting up altar / getting into ritual cloths and explanation of ritual (delegating some ritual roles to people who are interested).

c) Ritual

d) Feasting & Social

e) Taking down altar, packing & tidy-up, and departures (Individuals make their own way back).

*Some people leave as soon as Ritual is complete. Others stay longer to enjoy socials & bonding with our friends.

**Venue**: Richmond Upon Thames- by River side.

This is normally finalised on the day by the Organiser, by judging the various factors. So please don’t ask for text/phone instructions .. We meet and go together and do the ritual. That’s the easiest way.
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A decorative altar with Sky Goddess Nut and a concealed statue of Isis will be set up.

Element consecrations (incense, lantern, salt/water).

Isis called by her many names! This will be a chant led by Mani and all repeat.

Isis is revealed.

Milk & flower Ceremony – all bath statue in milk), followed by offering of flowers.

Food & drinks blessed and shared.

Collected Milk & flowers offered to river Thames in a small boat!

Sailing of the Isis Barge

Feasting
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What to bring:
Food & drinks to share.

Privacy/Photos :
As it is a public place, passers-by may take photos or watch. That is accepted by the organisers, in the spirit of celebrating the Birthday of Isis :-)

Conduct:
We ask all to be in good public behaviour.

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

mob: 077689-41373

www.PaganFrontiers.com
facebook event page:  Birthday ceremony of Goddess Isis

 

 

 

Sun-square-Neptune ends, Venus into Taurus & Mercury into Cancer

As I write this (1am British Summer Time) on 29th May’14, the challenging Sun-Square-Neptune has culminated.  I wanted to warn people of this aspect brewing..but kept delaying and quite simply was feeling a lack of motivation and lethargy (if that is the right word, and it’s not). Or perhaps procrastinating is a better word. No, feeling confused and a bit lost is even a better description.

astrology-forecasts-monthly by Mani Navasothy -QuantumPhoenix-net

astrology-forecasts by Mani Navasothy -www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Why am I rambling about my own predicaments?  Well, those are the very things you may also have been feeling for the past few days – due to this very challenging aspect.  It’s not one that causes a lot of stress by conflicting stimuli.  No..this one is more about confusion, inner chaos, juggling a variety of avenues and options and loosing the energy to do anything along the way.

When Neptune aspects are involved these are likely to be the case..and when the Sun is the other astrological influence, well, that’s about the Self  and personal energies, identity, health and so on.

Thankfully, it’s finished.. and I write this, after a bit of time in the garden, doing some quiet breathing of the cold, still midnight air, while standing barefoot on damp grass and earth!

Why?

Were you not reading the above?  It’s about confusion and lack of energy.

And what better way than to re-attune with the stellar energies, ground and recharge the self, and gain an inner sense of calm and balance :-)

There, not only are you getting an astrology blog, but also an esoteric one with magical/ meditative suggestions..    and I;ve done that by talking about me, as an example.

And now the good news..   In  a few hours, Venus is arriving at Taurus – and for those not clear, let me say Venus is coming into one of the signs that she rules..  And we all know some qualities of Venus, don’t we..?  Yes, affection, love, bit of wealth, social niceties..  And we also know a bit about Taurus don’t we..   ? Yes, affection, luxury, bit of stubbornness,  sensuality..   So all in all, that’s going to be good for..  affectionate things, loving encounters, bit of wealth making or reveling in luxury.   :-)

(Not quite the style of astrology forecast you had come to expect from me, is it?) :-) That;s because things must change, and I am making an effort.

Remember that Sun-square-Neptune?  That represents personal chaos and confusion.  And if you are to come out of that with wisdom, you have to make changes – do things different, reduce your multitude of options by either actioning some, or letting go of some options and avenues..

There is one further god news..  Mercury is arriving in Cancer soon.. (hours).  Sign change for Mercury means a bit if mind-change for us all..   And this one focuses our minds on sensitive issues, homely ones or ones that nurture young people.

One slightly bad news..(sorry)..  In a few days, Mercury will begin retrograding..

So watch the patterns and problems that may brew in the next 5 days..and then remain calm for a further 3 weeks..  and then, take wise action on those issues that surface..

I’ll do another specific blog just on the Mercury retrograde coming up.

There is another good news..The month ends with  a fortunate trine between the Sun and Mars.  Geminis’ Leos, Aries and Librans stand to become energised by this directly..  Rest of you will be presented with good opportunities..   Use your head, think not with your heart but follow the Gut instincts ..and to quote one superhero, `Flame on!”

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter trines Saturn TODAY! (and that’s good!!)

Good news to everyone.. Jupiter is trine with Saturn today!

So by the time you are reading this, guess what..  you are already under that very positive influence of these stellar objects.

This aspect last took place in December 2013 (last year) and at that point, Jupiter was retrograding and Saturn was going direct. This time, however, Saturn is retrograding in Scorpio, and Jupiter is going direct in Cancer.

Jupiter trine saturn May2014 - 5.47pm (gmt)

Jupiter trine saturn -on 24th May2014 at 5.47pm (gmt)   (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

So Jupiter’s expansive and jovial powers combine harmoniously with Saturn’s authoritative and foundation laying energies.  As always this is very good for making future plans – especially ones that involve laying foundations with a view to expanding your horizons, undertaking higher studies and deeper learning!  

Sagittarians (ruled by Jupiter) , Capricorns (ruled by Saturn), Cancerian (Jupiter is in Cancer) and Scorpios (Saturn is in Scorpio) get the full blast of this great energy ..but all of you have access to this in one area or other of your life..  depending on where these two planets are currently positioned in your personal chart.

One observation is that both of these planets are in water signs currently, so focus on watery things – emotions, empathy, love, intuition, nurturing, sex & lust are all possible.

Remember that as Jupiter rules a fire sign, and Saturn rules an earth sign,  one way to harness the energies of this would be to work with fire and earth…

Personally I was doing a lot of gardening yesterday, tidying up the clutter that had built up over winter, and then sat with a bon-fire burning some of that clutter..  Not only that, I was also moved to do a flame cleansing and consecration of my Magical sword..   At the time I had not been aware of this aspect brewing..  - yes even us Astrologers forget sometimes..  :-)   But it looks like my intuition was spot on and I was doing just about the right thing anyway.. !

So look back at the past 24-48 hours to see what sort of activities you have been involved in.. to work out where the focus has been..   remembering that because of the Scorpio factor, there may have been intensity of some sort too..)

-Mani Navasothy

ps. How did you do with magical work at Eclipses?  That was last month, when we had the Solar & Lunar Eclipses.  If you are interested, you can visit my Eclipse Magic website and download a free 33 page e-Book that gives you the foundations of doing Magical work at Eclipses.   The next set of eclipses are due in October’14..   So why not get started now?    Visit Eclipse Magic

(or click the Book graphics at top right column of this blog post)

Pagan Pride Parade 2014 – London *All Welcome* (22 June’14)

Pagan Pride Parade – is a free street-based public event.. where all the pagans, witches, wizards, druids, new agers and ordinary pagan folks come together …to celebrate their path…with a flamboyant parade. Previously organised by Jeanette Ellis for 13 years as part of Beltane Bash.

Pagan Pride Parade 2014 - 22nd June 2014

Pagan Pride Parade 2014 – 22nd June 2014

Now being organised by The Atlantis Bookshop for the 3rd year running.

 *Police escort provided*

  • Bring Drums & acoustic instruments to walk with
  • Wear masks & pagan/ new age /esoteric costumes..  (or just come in normal cloths)
  • Carry your positive Banners & flags
  • Build a Giant and carry him/ her :-)

This is a celebration..   NOT a protest..  So make sure you put out a happy positive image of paganism to all  of London and the World!!

This year, it is taking place on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Details to be confirmed..  but most likely, it will start at the usual spot – outside Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London and gathering time will be from 11am and starting at 12noon..

Afterwards, we will be having a picnic & social at the park where the Parade will conclude.  There Hern’s Tribe will be facilitating their own Midsummer ritual (all welcome to join).

**This blog page & our website entry & facebook group will all be kept updated.

**So check nearer the time.. :-) I will also send out update via the Pagan Frontiers mailing list…(pls visit website and join mailing list).

 

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Promoter / web Developer / Event Coordinator at Pagan Frontiers of London

 

Links

Pagan Frontiers of London – website feature on Pagan Pride Parade  & mailing list

Atlantis Bookshop

Pagan Pride Parade London – facebook group

Giants Return – Pagan Pride Parade London 2013

 

Other summer events in London

Midsummer Pagan Camp in London – June 2014

Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London – August 2014

Pagan Midsummer Camp London – June 2014

Join us to mark the Sun at it’s height of Power!    We are organising a Pagan Midsummer Camp at the great venue – Epping Forest (Debden) Camp site. (it has fire fields, cafe, showers, washing facilities and more).

Pagan Midsummer Camp in London (June 2014)  by Hern's Tribe & Pagan Frontiers of London

Pagan Midsummer Camp in London (June 2014) by Hern’s Tribe & Pagan Frontiers of London


Normal fee: £8 per person per night (tbc)
(we may ask for an additional donation to cover running costs)

Bring your own tents/ sleeping equipment and food – to cook on the communal fire.

There will be a small Midsummer woodland Ceremony* (Epping Forest is just a few yards behind the Campsite!)

All are welcome.. pagans, non-pagans, friends.. to participate in the Camp.. .

Remember to bring a bottle of wine, mead and some food to share at the Feast.

Date:
Main camp: Saturday 14th  - Sunday 15th June l 2014.
(you may join us a night early from Friday 13th June…and settle in ).


Event Page- facebook (Pagan Midsummer Camp 2014)

All enquiries via our Pagan Frontiers Contact Form.


Outdoor preparations:

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

Cloths:
Please wear sensible outdoor cloths…waterproof is better..and good shoes to walk in slippery or muddy surface.

Smoke smell:
We will have a ritual fire…and if you stay near it…your cloths will smell of smoke. So don’t wear anything that’s going to be ruined by smoke..!!

-Mani Navasothy
(Founder of Hern’s Tribe  & Events Manager at Pagan Frontiers of London)

 

Links:

our website- Pagan Frontiers of London 

facebook page:  Pagan Frontiers of London

Pan chant for Beltane (with video)

Website- Hern’s Tribe (celebrating 10 years of outdoor seasonal gatherings in London woodands)

 

Other events in summer 2014 (London)

Pan’s Picnic   2014 – London 

Pagan Pride Parade London 2014 

 

 

Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London (All welcome)

Pan – the woodland God of Fertility- returns after a gap of 3 years, to grace us with his energy of fun & frolics!
Pan's Picnic 2014 - London by www.PaganFrontiers.com

Pan’s Picnic 2014 – London by http://www.PaganFrontiers.com    Photos (c) Mani Navasothy

Our last Pan’s Picnic took place in 2011 (ran for 3 years) but took a break, only to appear in pagan Pride Parade in 2011, and briefly in 2013 as part of the Hern’s Tribe Swearing n the Horns Ceremony. 


But finally it is time.. This event will take place at Queen’s Woods – birth place of Pan’s Picnic, within the space of 13 Oaks known as The Witche’s Coven..
It’s an afternoon affair – So bring your drums, your dreams, fun & frolics, food & drinks, and those you fancy.. Come to dance, to sing, to chant, to charm .. Bring masks, banners, picnic blankets & seats, sets, props, flowers & feasts..Come..rain or shine.. with love in your hearts, and laughter on your lips..
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Details:
Date: Saturday 9th August 2014
Time:  Afternoon to Evening
Venue (tbc) : Queen’s Woods, North London (nearest tube: High Gate on Northern Line)
Fees: Totally FREE
More details here soon.. (but what more do you need?   Pack a picnic..  invite your friends…turn up and and join the festivities..)
-Mani Navasothy
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Links:
facebook page:  Pagan Frontiers of London
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Other events in summer 2014 (London)
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Get Lost..! (or be Lost..!!)

Get Lots or be lost (c) Mani Navasothy 2014  www.ManiNavasothy.com

Get Lots or be lost (c) Mani Navasothy 2014 http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Sometimes it’s good to get lost.. !

No big reason..no stress… just solitary time..!!

Just to be, to forget, to draw apart,  to rest the mind and to recharge Your soul..!!!

The more `public’ you are, the more there needs to be this personal solitary time -

No pretenses, no presentations, no performances.. no pleasing others, no confirming, no conflicts..

Just your time..to be You.

If this is not catered for, the `real’ you can quite easily get lost in all that you weave, and you become a prisoner in your own web.

So, my advise – take time to get lost.. before your true-self gets lost!

-Mani Navasothy