5-planets alignment – (Astro chart & visual graphics for 20th January 2016)

Okay so here is the `astrological positions’ of the 5 planets that are `visually’ lining up (2nd graphics shows the line-up.. Remember the vast space between East and West…and so this is spread across almost half the sky!

I keep seeing fancy graphics of beautiful planets all lined up over Pyramids and such..  It displeases me when social media sexes-up astrology… or astronomy.  Reality is not so..   It’s hard to see all of the planets ..just little white dots… even on a clear sky.  I would not like people to get seduced by all this glamorizing of what they might see..and go out and find it not so.

So here’s the charts (basic) showing positions (signs) where these planets are tonight, and a graphics I screen captured to show visually what it might look like at around 6.30am.. (London, gmt)

5 planet line up 20Jan2016

`Rare’ 5-planet line up (`Alignment’) 20Jan2016.  (c) Mani Navasothy 2016 http://www.Quantumphoenix.net

They sort of spreads across a third of the sky.. in an arc…visually. They **do not** line up astrologically .. Jupiter is in Virgo, Mars in Scorpio, Saturn & Venus in Sagittarius..and if you can seen it….Mercury is in Capricorn.. (so is Pluto..but can’t see it …need a Telescope!). So you see..many are not in the same sign.. It’s a kind of visual line up.. Good light show…but no astrological significance.

sky view- 5 planet line up 20Jan2016

sky view- 5 planet line up 20Jan2016 (c) Mani Navasothy 2016     http://www.Quantumphoenix.net

Go out and actually look up.. Jupiter is up almost all night.. and quite a bit away to the left of it..is mars..and further left is Saturn & Venus…not so visible till 5am…and Mercury will be rising by the horizon… But then Sun comes up and brightens horizon so much all of them more or less disappear ..(around 6.50am..when all planets will be above Horizon..and visible.. for a short while.. )

Enjoy.

-Mani Navasothy

Astrology: Retrograde Planets in 2016 (dates & signs)

Hi all, here is the infographics I have created to show  Retrograde motion of all the planets – their  Zodiac positions & dates.

Retrograde planets in 2016 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2016.jpg

Notes:

Mercury has 4 retrograde periods in 2016, with the 4th one just starting in late December.

Venus makes No retrograde motion in 2016 (compare to Mars that had no retro motion last year in 2015).

A total of 5 planets will be retrograding at the same time between 28th April to 8th May (of course some of them start or end their retrograde motion before or after these dates..). Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto.   We can expect quite a lot of challenges at that time.. as normally we only  get 4 planets retrograding at one point or other.  That said, next year in 2018, there will be a few weeks where 6 planets will be retrograding !

I’ll type up the actual dates for all the planetary retrograde motions (same info on graph..but typed here) in a few days so come check again soon.

I have used data from `American Ephemeris 2000 to 2050′  (2nd ed. ACS Publications).

Stellar wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year, dear friends & followers of my blog! :-)

It’s been such a busy start and..I feel it’s going to become an energetic and explosive year.  I haven’t checked the transits/ astrology yet (other than knowing that Mercury just started retrograding 2 days ago, and Jupiter starts retrograde tomorrow and will do so till early May’16).

2016 -Sun Earth Moon (c) Mani Navasothy 2016

Happy New Year 2016     Best wishes from Mani  (www.QuantumPhoenix.net) 

Will do a proper few blogs on astrology / analysis..but here’s to you all feeling bright, and going out into the world and shining like the Stars ..whose dusts we are made of!

There’s plenty of light left in us!!

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data

Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data

Here are the full astrological charts & planetary positions for the upcoming 2 Eclipses (13th Sept & 28th sept). Also below are scientific diagrams / data created by Fred Espanak of NASA.

Chart Partial Solar Eclipse 13 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Chart Partial Solar Eclipse 13 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy   http://www.EclipseMagic.co.uk

Chart Lunar Eclipse 28 Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Chart for Full Lunar Eclipse 28th Sept 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy   http://www.EclipseMagic.co.uk

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Partial Solar Eclipse 13 sept 2015 (c) Fred Espenak NASA

xTotal Lunar Eclipse 28 sept 2015 (c) Fred Espenak NASA

Bright Stellar Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

ps.  If you are interested in doing magical work  (Eclipse Magic)  leading up to or on one of these Eclipses, you can purchase my Book `Eclipse Magic Workbook’   (published in 2012).   Usual price £12.   Special offer £3.99 till 13th sept’15.   Visit http://www.EclipseMagic.co.uk

Special Offer- Eclipse Magic Workbook - £3.99

Special Offer- Eclipse Magic Workbook – £3.99

Jupiter-Conjunct-Venus (almost)

Some photos of the waxing Moon (taken last night on 28th June’15) and  Jupiter almost conjunct Venus (taken this evening 29th June’15). I will try to take photos of the Jupiter-Venus conjunction over the next few days (wish us astro-photographers clear skies).  :-)   -Mani Navasothy

Jupiter conjunct Venus 29June2015

Jupiter conjunct Venus 29 June 2015 – Mani Navasothy

waxing moon 28june2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

waxing moon 28 june 2015 (c) Mani Navasothy

Last night in the Heavens (Nightsky photo of Jupiter & Venus)

Hi all, here’s a photo of the night sky last night.. As you can see, Jupiter (left) and Venus (right) are edging closer to a Conjuntion :-) Well, the actual date /time of this most auspicious conjunction is on 1st July 2015, at 07:51am GMT (when both planets will be on the 21’39” Leo position.  Well, I shall take regular photos when possible (when skies are clear!!) and visibly track this event..

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter & Venus  in Western sky at 21:33hrs

Jupiter & Venus in Western sky at 21:33hrs

 

Venus through my window (21:46hrs gmt)

Venus through my window (21:46hrs gmt)

 

After midnight.  Venus about to set in western horizon (13/5/15   at 00:18hrs)

After midnight. Venus about to set in western horizon (13/5/15 at 00:18hrs)

Elements Invocation Pentagrams in Wicca explained with detailed 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.

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