Astrology: Saturn enters Sagittarius- how will it affect you? (23Dec2014 to 20Dec2017)

Here’s some good news for Sagittarians – a huge amount of hard work is coming!  Did I say it’s great news..? well it is..  where your nose gets put down to the grind stone..  and quite possibly you will wear your self out to the bones, get down to some serious learnings, declutter your life,  tear down all the dressings off the pillars that hold your Sky high, and dig deep to repair and lay much stronger foundations for your future….  And when I say future, I mean between now and the next 29-30 years!  Yes, rather long term!!

Saturn is the cosmic TaskMaster responsible for all this, and he (Father Time) is coming to your house as of 23rd December 2014 (in a few days!).   You can do nothing to stop him.   And he’s going to stay on for 3 years..and in that time, he’ll help you…then pull you back for months at a time to grind your nose to the hard earth..  show you things you missed, slap you hard on your wrist and may be your face too..  and then when you do things with respect and honour, pat you firmly on your back!

This can not be avoided – as you (Sagittarian) have been standing on the old foundations you laid out  between November 1985 to February 1988.   So if you want to have a clue about all this, think back to those years..(if you were actually born by then!).  So you can see..that it’s time for some heavy duty decluttering..and renovations/ deepening of your life’s foundations.

Am writing this hurriedly, (having spent an hour or so working on the graphics carefully), while scratching my hair and facing my own challenges.. But with few days to go, I really thought I should warn you all.. (and then write more about this topic in the weeks, months…heck..years to come..  We’ve got 3 years of this to talk about!)

It’s not just Sagittarians who will be affected by this.

Let’s not forget…that Saturn rules Capricorn.  So for Capricorns, this marks a new phase in your lives too..  (well, every 3 years is a major phase for you Caps!).  But in many ways, for Capricorns – the Mountain Goats- the hard deep transformative time of the past 3+ years is going to change ..for the better..Why?  Because from their point of view, Saturn moves from the deeply intensive, probing, shedding skin, transformative sign of Scorpio and into the jovial, expansive, spiritual, just, generous, impulsive, flirty sign of Sagittarius…and those are the energies that you well-deserving hard working Capricorns are going to gain for the next 4+ years!!  :-)

Saturn in Sagittarius 2014-2017 (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Saturn in Sagittarius 2014-2017 (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Here’s some key dates for all your long term diaries:

2015

23rd Dec’ 2014 – Saturn enters Sagittarius

14 March 2015 – Saturn starts Retrograde (4’44” in Sagittarius)

14th Jan’15 – Saturn (still retrograding) re-enters Scorpio

1st Aug’15 – Saturn goes Stationary / Direct ( 28’17” in Scorpio)

18th Sept’15 – Saturn (direct) re-enters Sagittarius

8th Nov’15 – Saturn catches up to previous position in Sagittarius (4’55”) where it was before retrograde started.

2016

Saturn Retrogrades  –  23rd March 2016 (16’24” Sagittarius)  to 13th August 2016 (9’46” in Sagittarius)

2017

Saturn Retrogrades  –  6th April 2017 (27’47′” Sagittarius)  to 24th Aug 2017 (21’10” in Sagittarius)

20th Dec 2017 – Saturn leaves Sagittarius (and enters Capricorn – Saturn’s own rulership!)

Well, that’s all the *good* news I can manage to write..right about now  at almost 3am  (didn’t I say he’s a task master?) I’ll explore more of this in future blogs..

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

 

Links to other astrology in 2015

Indigo Moon & Blue Moon in 2015

Jupiter Retrograde begins (Dec 2014)

 

 

Om-Charging your Pendant or Talisman (psychic work)

Do you have a talisman that you have created, or a ring, or a pendant that is to serve as a special protection for yourself?  Now here’s a thing- Unless the item was made by you (creatively, in a state of magical state over many hours or even days..while holding psychic focus), it is not going to be having any sort of `special powers’.  The only exception is if the item was made by another Priest / Priestess/ Ritual Magician or Witch..and charged with a special intention.

One further exception will be when the item or artefact n question is simply a natural object obtained from a magical or sacred place..  say  a pebble from the grounds of a Temple, a twig from a sacred site etc [Note: Do not willfully damage any part of said temple or sacred grounds for the purpose of obtaining such trinkets – for that’s what the item becomes no sooner had you obtained it in any such manner.  Whatever nature spirits or divine energy therein ..is not quite going to `come with you’ if you obtained the item by stealth or by damaging the source / venue.

So how then do you obtain the material?

Well – you obtain it- as I said – from the floor, from the grounds or nearby in an unobtrusive undamaging way..  (walk around nearby woods to find a pebble or twig!)  THEN take the item to the sacred place..to be cleansed and charged.  This way is much better..  In this manner, you are inviting the sacred and protective energies of that place to enter into the item and charge it for you :-)

Okay.. so you have your artefact or an item, or a ring or a pendant or a talisman (even one that is bought from a new age shop or a high street jewellery place.   as they make symbols and items…!)

Now  either visit a sacred place (woods, temple) or create sacred space in your room (using cleansing, then casting a circle and calling the quarters / 4 elements to be present and bear witness).

Familiarise your self with the word `Om’ (universally used by so many magical or esoteric people now all over the world..  though it originates from the Indian subcontinent, mainly from the Hindu religions).  There are different ways to draw `Om’ (depending on which language you use..  either Sanskrit or Tamil.  I have used the Tamil version in the photos here).

Practise making the sound `Om’ for several minutes.   Even the person who has `no concept of chanting’  can practise it for few minutes, and find that their breathing gets better, deeper, and the sound coming becomes clearer, crispy..).

Also familiarise your self with the actual symbol visually..   Look at it for several minutes…and try to copy it/ draw it on a piece of paper several times to get it right.   Remember that this is not just a random symbol.  It is a letter (well two) from a particular language. If someone who did not know the English Alphabet were to get a few strokes or curves incorrect, say for the letter R…it is not going to be an R.. :-) Get the symbol correct, for its powers to manifest better.

Om-charging your god-goddess talisman pendant (c) ManiN 2014

Om-charging your god-goddess talisman  or pendant (c) Mani Navasothy  2014

Now begin the magical task!

1. Hold the talisman/ item that is going to be charged – in the palm of your left hand. (left hand receives)

2. Clasp it with your right palm and close it.  (Right hand projects energy).

3. Close your eyes.

4. Chant `Om’ several times first (to surround your self with the divine energy it generates). Visualising the symbol `Om’ large and in front of you ..growing and glowing.

5. Now this next part is tricky.    Chant (it will be quite) `Om’ with an *In-breath*, while `breathing in’ the large `Om’ symbol that has been created in front of you (It’s all visualisation, with eyes closed). This energy now fills your lungs, body, head and mind..!

6. Now, with your out-breath, propel that `Om’ energy through your hands (from your body) into the Talisman clasped inside the closed palms. You can also propel the `Om’ energy into the talisman/ item  by projecting that energy out through your 3rd eye or Solar plexis chakra (or the heart chakra).    A variation is…to chant the name of a particular deity in the out-breath- whereby the in-drawn energy of Om is transformed into a particular Deity energy by the very calling of that deity name.

Repeat this whole process many times!

I have personally found this to be highly effective in charging talismans or pendants..

God & Goddess names have power in themselves..  whether they do exist or not no longer matters – because for thousands of years, millions of people have believed in them and thereby have created those very powerful god & goddess thought-forms. So when using such names, you are tapping deep into such collective energies (of the archetypes).

I shall share some more tools & techniques in these blogs soon.. (It is part of a `promise’ I have made with certain deities…to share such knowledge / experiences..  – well …call it a `Calling’ :-)

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links to more psychic / magical techniques

Links to more psychic works (blogs by Mani)

Psychic development: 3rd eye charging & protection

Personal psychic cleansing using candle magic

Mirror meditation (traspersonal)

Love & Light- Sending healing

Letting Go ritual at Samhain  

 

 

Druids United against Islamaphobia – a new positive facebook group

Druids United Against Islamaphobia

Druids United Against Islamaphobia https://www.facebook.com/groups/1578899712341370/

Dear all,  it is a dark day for pagans when a bunch of ill-informed people (we are not even sure if they are actually wise Druids) have set up a very damaging entity that portrays negativity…towards Islam.  (I won;t even bother mentioning their full name here).

Many hundreds of us open minded and tolerant interfaith networking Pagans, Wiccans & Druids have reported that `other’ group to facebook…but we’ve had messages saying facebook did not find it breaching their policies of hate speech.

No wise Druid would ever say or support such a thing…so any vexative, shit-stirring people could have set up such a negatve group..   which would only give a bad name to the genuine and wise Druids..   (The Druid Network actually is recognised as a charity and has worked to gain `religion’ status in UK!  Link below).

A bunch of Druids and pagans have now set up their own Positive group..   which is called `Druids United against Islamaphobia’   – So I ask you who is open minded, wise and sympathetic – in the interest of unity & diversity, interfaith working and a peaceful future – to join this NEW GOOD Group…and show your support.

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links

1. Druids United Against Islamaphobia  

2.  The Druid Network –    “The Druid Network aims, through connecting individuals and groups together, through coordinating efforts and initiative, and through actively interfacing with public bodies and the media, to Inform, Inspire and Facilitate Druidry as a Religion.”

3. Links to astrology in 2015

Indigo Moon & Blue Moon in 2015

Jupiter Retrograde begins (Dec 2014)

4. Links to Wicca & Witchcraft blogs

eBook:   Coven Guide to becoming an Initiated Witch

blog: Calling something Wicca – then, now and tomorrow

blog:  Hierarchy in covens

Psychic Development: 3rd eye charging & protection

Knowledge is to be shared – that is the way of the wise and the experienced.   No arguments there.  However, in the realm of psychic development, it’s not so simple – proper guided teaching in person is absolutely fine, as the teacher/ mentor can assess the situation and answer any queries by the learner.  But online teaching is prone to certain problems ..not to mention misunderstandings or even misuse of that knowledge.  With that light awareness raising, I shall go into this particular exercise.

In recent months and weeks, I have come across a number of people who have had difficulties with energies around them, as well as even mild / intense forms of psychic interferences and attacks. There are certain things I do to keep myself protected – (and revealing all of them can be counter-productive to my own safety :-) as those opposing me might learn of it and do counter -attacks :-)  It all gets rather tit for tat..

But some magical works can not be tampered with…and this is one of them..

Although easy to do, this might not be a `walk in the park’ in so far as the actual energy is concerned.  I will explain later.

This exercise gives practitioner an opportunity to develop some psychic protection measures..  especially using his/her 3rd eye chakra (Chakras are 7 energy centres of the body…as developed/ taught by Hindu . vedic people of the East It is a system that is now known world-wise and used by almost any new age/ pagan/ psychic person tp develop their skills or spirituality).

3rd Eye is a chakra that is located just on the forehead…above the eye brows.. It is often seen or visualised as a spinning ball of light in purple colour.   In Hindu myth & religious beliefs, the God Shiva has a 3rd eye..which he keeps closed.  It is said that at times he opens it and sparks/ flames project out and those can destroy demons and evil spirits.

It is in that context that this following psychic work is developed / done (by me).

First you are advised to do regular meditation (for several days…weeks) to  practise opening and closing (visualise) your chakras..especially your 3rd eye.  Imagine that an eye exists on your forehead (vertically, as show in graphics here).. The development of this 3rd eye gives better clarity, intuition and even clairvoyance.

Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Psychic development -3rd Eye charging & protection (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

In this exercise,  

1. light a plain consecrated candle and place it in a secure holder.

2. Be seated in front of the cande..and first do a mediation to ground and centre your self. (see links below).

3. Now open your eyes (and also imagine you are opening your 3rd eye) and gaze at the candle flame.

4. Initially, keep the candle at least a yard/ metre away.

5. Now visualise the light from the candle flame entering your 3rd eye..and making your 3rd eye brighter and brighter.

6. Advanced:   begin to use breath control to move energy.   As you breath in, imagine that you are `breathing in’ the flame into your 3rd eye..    Imagine that the flame is charging your 3rd eye…and accumulating energy just behind the eyes..   Once the `breathing in’ phase (1-5 minutes..or whatever you feel comfortable) is done, you may stand. up..and project energy  outwards from your 3rd eye as a sharp beam.   This can be used to project energy and eliminate negativity.

7. Warning:  Inexperienced students may feel headache or a burning sensation.   This advanced work is not advisable in sch a case…Cease the activity. Ground & centre your self.  Go and wash your face in cold  water (possibly salt water).

8. Those with plenty of practise may also scribe sacred symbols on the candle..whose flame you can use to charge your 3rd eye.   Note: I have not explored all the symbols for this work, and so can not give you a full explanation / list of what each one may achieve. This is truly a personal exploration for you if you have the discipline and commitment to it.

9. Always build in safety for when ding any kind of magical / psychic work.  ie …put in a contingency formula by which you can ease/ reduce / even reverse the work you are exploring.  Such approach is what makes one a wise practitioner of psychic arts !

Very best of luck & magic to you.

I welcome comments (will be moderated) or questions..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Links to more psychic works (blogs by Mani)

Personal psychic cleansing using candle magic

Mirror meditation (traspersonal)

Love & Light- Sending healing

Pleasures & pains of Kundalini rising

Astrology 2015: Saturn transits through Sagittarius (Dec2014 to Dec 2017)

 

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ArchAngel Cometh..! (Visionary Art)

ArchAngel Cometh!    Here’s a rather quick bit of graphics I did recently.. (bridge, clouds, Temple Pillars)..  I  decided to add an old art work I did (The Angel).    So.. how many of you believe in Archangels? Do you work magically with them.. such as Raphael, Gabriel, Michael or Uriel? They are called upon to protect the elemental quarters in the `Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP). Feel free to share…. Bright Blessings – Mani#

ArchAngel Cometh (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

ArchAngel Cometh (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

 

 

Congratulations! Upgrade to 2015 *Authorised*

Many Congratulations!  Your request has been processed. Life Upgrade from 2014 to 2015 has been authorised by the Fates of the Universe, in co-operation with Gods & Goddesses United.   technical support provided by the Cosmic association of Guardian Angels. The upgrade is scheduled for 23:59:59 on 31st December 2014.     `2015 (version 1.0)’  will automatically install itself, and remove all previous versions.   However, to avoid Operating system incompatibility, I suggest you shut down all gloomy thoughts immediately.    Please uninstall all stresses & strain cycles, to optimise this upgrade. Best wishes  :-) -Mani Navasothy

Congratulations. Upgrade to 2015 authorised!   (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Congratulations. Upgrade to 2015 authorised! (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Fates & Lessons (Motivational thoughts)

The only time fate allows us the luxury of learning lessons at our beck n call is when we are in our school years.. After that, lessons come whether we are ready or not..- not because we want them – but because Fate decrees that we need them …. to grow! It’s never punishment..even though it often feels that way. It’s mother nature trying to ready us and steady us for future journeys to come..

Fates & Lessons (c) Mani N 2014

 

We are heading towards an intense astrological aspect involving Uranus & Pluto.

Be open to sudden changes…and transformation…  

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

 

ps.  you can `Like’ the  Page Wicca Witchcraft and Magic on facebook for more of these

Winter Solstice 2014 at Stonehenge – details

Winter Solstice is one of the 8 major festivals celebrated by Pagans, Witches, Ritual Magicians, and generally Esoteric & New Age people!   And in the UK, Stonehenge (ancient neolithic stone monument) is one of the places where people of all beliefs gather to mark this festival.. thanks to English Heritage – who owns and allows access to people..  Normally visitors are allowed to only walk around the Stonehenge (after gaining entry by paying a ticketed fee)…But at Summer Solstice & Winter Solstice, they allow people to enter into the stones.. to worship, commune, attune, mark and celebrate the event.

Stonehenge  photo (c) Mani Navasothy

Stonehenge photo (c) Mani Navasothy

Here is the info, taken from English Heritage website, pertaining to the coming Winter Solstice event.

Note: Sun enters the Sign of Capricorn at 23:00hrs on 21st December 2014, so the nearest morning for celebrating Winter Solstice (Pagan festival of Yule) is on Monday 22nd December 2014…when Stonehenge access is open.

Bright Solar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

———Info———–

English Heritage will once again welcome people to Stonehenge to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Sunrise is just after 8am on Monday 22 December and visitors will be able to access the monument as soon as it is light enough to do so safely. Please be aware that parking is very limited and there is a thirty minute walk, in low light, from the parking areas to the monument.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR WINTER SOLSTICE

These conditions of entry are written to ensure enjoyment and public safety for everyone. Contravention of any of these conditions may result in entry being refused or your removal from Stonehenge. English Heritage reserves the right to refuse entry. Stonehenge is a sacred site to many. Please respect it and please respect each other.

Managed Open Access
English Heritage is pleased to be providing managed open access to Stonehenge for the Winter Solstice. Please help us to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the conditions of entry and guidelines. We have a duty of care to ensure public safety and are responsible for the protection of Stonehenge and its surrounding monuments. If we are to ensure that future access is sustainable, it is essential that everyone observes and abides by these conditions of entry.

Admission to Stonehenge
Monument Field opens 07:45 (7.45am) Monday 22nd December (approximately, depending on light levels)

Monument Field closes 10:00 hours (10am) Monday 22nd December

Parking is extremely limited and the area you park in may be a 30 minute walk/1.5 miles from the monument

Please Be Aware

Stonehenge is situated in a field and the weather will be cold and possibly wet. Sensible footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Toilets in the Monument Field will only be available once the access period begins.

There are no catering facilities.

Conditions of Entry

Stonehenge is a world renowned historic monument and it is seen by many who attend as a sacred site. Amplified music is inappropriate and will not be permitted

Only small amounts of alcohol for personal use will be permitted on site.
Drunken, disorderly, and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Offenders will be ejected by security staff or police, with no re-admission.

Illegal drugs are prohibited at Stonehenge. The police will be on site during the access period and will take immediate action against anyone breaking the law.

Glass is not allowed at the Monument as many people walk barefoot and livestock and wildlife graze in the area. Any glass items will be confiscated.

Do not climb or stand on any of the stones. This includes the stones that have fallen. This is in the interests of safety, the protection of this special monument and respect for those attending.

Camping, fires, Chinese lanterns, fireworks, candles, tea-lights or BBQs are prohibited at Stonehenge, in the parking areas, and anywhere in the surrounding National Trust land.

Yule Rites by Mani Navasothy  -

Yule Rites by Mani Navasothy -

Links

English Heritage – Winter Solstice 2014

Condition of entry to Stonehenge

Yule Rites – eBook by Mani Navasothy 

Astrology: Indigo Moon & Blue moon in 2015

Hi all, looking ahead to the stellar events in 2015, here are two concerning the Moon.

1.  Astrological INDIGO Moon – This takes place earlier in 2015 – the second new (dark) moon to take place consecutively in the same sun sign.  In this case, it is in Aquarius.

Indigo Moon in Aquarius 18Feb2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

2. Traditional BLUE Moon – we all know this..  the second full moon too take place in the `same calendar month’. It takes place at the end of July’15.

Traditional Blue Moon -31July 2015  (c) Mani Navasothy

Note – these  Blue Moons and Indigo moons only `make sense’ as pairs ..   ie it’s the second occurrence of a particular nature  that is marked as such.   BUT remember, that for  magical and personal development work, the work must take place (meditation, ritual, spell casting etc) on both occurrence of that event.   For example, for utilizing the `Indigo Moon’ energy, you must start the magical work (part 1) on 20th January and and complete the magical work (part 2) on 18th Feb.

I shall write more about these nearer the time.

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Astrology: Jupiter retrograde begins (8th December 2014 to 7th April 2015)

Today begins Jupiter retrograde motion in the Sign of Leo!   This transit will go on from 8th December 2015 (about 22 degrees Leo) to 7th April 2015 (down to 12 degrees of Leo).   The influence of this will be deeply felt by all Leos (where this transit is taking place) and definitely for all Sagittarians (who are ruled by Jupiter..which is undergoing this retrograde motion).

Jupiter retrograde 8dec2014 to 7April2015

Jupiter retrograde 8th Dec 2014 to 7th April 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

People become uneasy that everything is going to come to a standstill when a retrograde motion occurs (a visual observation from Earth…as the planets don’t `actually’ go backwards!).

In part, it is true that may new ventures may not take off as well as they could in these times…but many other roads not taken, opportunities untapped, plans that stunted, hopes that failed, doors that seemed closed…all change – during this period, for all of you!

I say all of you, because ..even though the key players here are Jupiter and the sign Leo..  that sign is going to be a house-position for everyone..   For some it will be the first house..or second, or third..and so on…one or the other,  to 12th house.  And so for you…even if you are not a Leo or a Sagittarian, it is still going to influence a particular part of your life  health, wealth, self-image, career, work, relationships, spirituality, social status, sex life, family life..and so on..  though not in that order).

Of course …on certain days when Jupiter makes other positive or difficult aspects with other planets (during this period) intense influences will take place..  And of course, other planets are going to be going retrograde..or forward too..  There’s always so much going on in the Heavens (astrology).

I’ll do my best to keep you abreast of these good and difficult aspects & transits..  (subscribe to these blogs so you don’t miss out)!

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

ps. Soon, I will be writing about the many aspects, transits and eclipses taking place in 2015.  I will also be doing my annual `Christmas astrology’ (forecasts for the next few weeks..!) :-)