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)

 

 

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..!) :-)

Astro-Alert: Mercury Retrograde starts today!

Astro-Alert!

Mercury retro 4-25oct2014Mercury begins its Retrograde motion in a day (4th Oct) in Scorpio, slips back into Libra, and keeps going back for few weeks (till 25th Oct)..

Its influences can already be seen.. Watch out for disruptions and interruptions, miscommunications, arguments and trickery… With the Scorpio flavour of power games highlighted, also look out for probes and spilling of secrets..

But from 25th Oct, we get an opportunity for balancing…It’s not all bad.. It may provide opportunities for lost paths to be explored again..

-Mani

Yesterday’s Heavens (and Personal fears of a blogger)

Well, hello there! :-)

Yes, it’s been a month since my last blog post..   much has been happening in my life, that somehow, writing regular blogs seem to have fallen off the agenda.

My sincere apologies..   I write astrology forecasts…not to make a name for myself..  not to earn   ..but to spread a kind of general esoteric hope ..for anyone who is having a difficult time..  or is in need of looking forward to things in life..  so it’s something I really should carry on..  But sadly, at times, I myself lack that very hope.. and end up in the pits of darkness and despair – and have to find my own way back to light again..   And during those phases, I am not in a place to help others..

The last few months have been that way- if you had not already noticed the erratic blogging. Infact the last year has been that way..perhaps longer.

In some forthcoming blogs, I will be ..not just sharing some of my `real’ personal plights and resulting insights, but I promise to `get real’ – and start tackling all the things I have meant to write about..but never could..   – why?

Fear!

Fear of being misunderstood. Fear of revealing too much personal things.  Fear of being rejected.  Fear of not being accepted.  Fear of exposing other people’s  woes and worries…their privacies..secrets and all that.

But without risk, there is no progress..  So I will be breaking my own rules…and talk about some things..  in the hope that it gives anyone reading these…hope!  Insight..   Faith..    well, not about my life..  (that too)..but about their own lives.

Okay..  so yesterday’s astrology  -

Yesterday 1) Mercury sextiled Mars

2) Mercury sextiled Saturn

3) Venus trined Uranus

4) Mars conjunct Saturn..

Now all those aspects are what we call `good, positive’.. Interestingly.. Mars & Saturn are in the powerful, probing, deeply intense sign of Scorpio (death and rebirth, transformation)..

Mars provides the sharp tools, Saturn is highlighting stability & structures… old forms even.. and lessons..

Mercury is in the earthy sign of Virgo now..and Venus in the firey sign of Leo. Uranus in Aries..

If I stop to think, I could analyse this and write a 10 page essay..That’s how much was going on.. Let’s not forget the New moon in Virgo too.

Intuition tells me..it was an important few days..! Crazily, no one is immune from the influence of stars and planets..not even astrologers..

It seems the advanced knowledge of it is kept away from those for whom the process needs to happen..

That’s not much of a forecast (well, it’s not..as it;s already happened).  And its not much of an analysis either..is it?

I am sorry ..  

But know that it’s stirred up energies and forces that are going to make things better..

I shall write again..soon.

Love n hugs to all..

-Mani Navasothy

Sun opposes Mars today (8th April’14)

A warning to all Aries, Leos, and Librans in particular…but not exclusive just to them..!

An opposition between Warrior-planet Mars and the all Mighty Sun culminates today by 21:03 hrs gmt  (that’s 22:03hrs British Summer Time).   Mars is in the airy and balance-seeking sign of Libra..and guess where the Sun is?  In Aries..the actual fiery home of Mars!

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 - graphics (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 – graphics (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Immediately you can see what’s going on..   lots of tension, and aggression..  ! It’s a battle between 2 of the most fiery stellar objects for us Earthlings! And the Sun’s in the home of Mars and Mars is literally on the opposite side of it..  It’s as if while you are on the other side of the road visiting a friend, another person got into your home and started shouting aggressive remarks at you..! And you can’t get home immediately to  face-off!!  But you are in the company of a friend who’s trying to bring you a bit of harmony and balance.   Just how much of it you’ll heed is up to you!!  It may even be a case that this influence where you are at is actually fanning your flames..than soothing you!

The Sun rules Leo..  so Leos are going to be affected by this too..  And as there is a this strong tussle between 2 of the firey planets, and both Aries and Leo are affected, it’s inevitable that by resonance, the other member of the triplet- Sagittarius will also be feeling the heat!

Sagittarians will come under fire in about a week’s time ..facing their own heavy battles! Perhaps this is the fuse being lit!

Fuses often lead to explosions..  and explosions can either be used to open up blocked paths and caves…or destroy homes and palaces.

The only way to handle an opposition is to reach some level of compromise..  Don’t give in..and don’t take it all…

Good luck..   !

-Mani Navasothy

 

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Jupiter squares Uranus Today

This one almost slipped past me..! Probably because I am under its influence already…( I should have written this forecast weeks ago..when am a bit more objective).

Well, Jupiter – ruling planet of Sagittarius is squaring up with Uranus- ruler of Aquarius.  Jupiter is currently retrograding in the watery sign of Cancer..  so this aspect is sure to be affecting all Cancerians, and as Uranus is in firery Aries, they will be affected too.

jupiter squae uranus

You can already see that there is a clash of fire and water going on..    Planet Uranus being involved means abrupt changes, accidents, disruptions..  shocks..  as well as some sort of rebellion, radical idea, and  on the positive side- innovation and some sort of humanitarian thought (the Aquarian traits).    Jupiter symbolises expansion and distant travel.. justice and wisdom..  but in a square, the extreme qualities can surface- such as indulgence, over expansion, gambling, risk taking, impulses landing one in troubled waters (Cancer is involved after all).

If there are new sudden things coming up in your life of late, pay attention to them – decide if they are here to stay or not.  Humanitarian issues, rebellious causes, wider world are all focuses.

This square involves a transpersonal planet (Jupiter) and a Social (outer) planet – Uranus.  So it’s not just these related signs that will be affected..   Everyone will be..already!!

It’s a stressful aspect that has been brewing (yes I like using that word) for some weeks..  so the people of these signs will have been picking up this energy for a while now..

The good news is..by now the energies of this aspect are culminating (by th morning of 26th Feb’14).

Bad news? Jupiter is retrograding..  and as it goes `direct’  it will form this aspect again.. in a few months time (April’14).

Advise:  See what sort of issues have been coming up for you in the past few weeks..  and what sort of things have been `occupying’ you..  what has been causing stress..   and if not started already, start dealing with those issues..  Take action.   That way, when this aspect occurs again in a few months time, it won;t hurt so much..

..and believe me, in April’14, it will be part of a grand square..  so it will hurt a lot. if not dealt with, by then!   Use the nut cracker now…or the sledge-hammer will be coming down on you by April!    (Hey, I’m the one writing this, I cn use any mixed analogies to portray a forecast and its impressions) :-)

Now I shall go deal with my own stuff..   (like I said, it caught me too!   Yeah..shocks and surprises!)

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Coming up soon – Triple Grand Cross in April 2014

 

Dialogues on Mercury retrograde! (7th-28th Feb’14)

mercury retrograde feb 2014

mercury retrograde feb 2014

It’s that time again..  when Mercury undergoes (the optical illusion of) retrograde motion in the heavens!!

This one sneaked up on me.. Having put these entries on my calendar in various websites I run, I forgot..- until the start day itself.. when I was having an unusually `wrangle’ kind of a day out of no where..  arguments, miscommunications.. and some issues.. And then a light bulb went on in my head..and I remembered..in the early hours of the night .. and sent a text-update to my facebook wall.. to alert friends :-)   (well, that technology worked..even though the mind-tech of remembering didn’t..)

Rather than give the usual `forecasts’ (you can look up the typical symptoms at a previous forecast here..) am going to do something a bit different this time..  Am going to copy/paste some of the funny interactions I had with my friends on this topic.. (names removed of course..  but my fb wall is public..  they all know that…)

The actual `forecast’ is in my conversation.. (look for the purple lines :-)

Me>  Mercury now retrogrades til 28th feb. Pisces, Aquarius, Gemini & Virgo watch out!

friend#1 >Good news just what I want to hear thanks

friend#2 > Aaaarghhh could av warned me earlier ,,,Mani ,,! Gggggggrrrrrrrrrrr ,,,!! X 

friend#3 > Boo-hoo! 

friend#4>  Oh no!

friend#2 >Oh yes Barry ,,, lol ,

me>  sorry ye friends.. I was getting into all sorts of scrapes.. disgruntlements..and such.. and then it hit me…and I remembered a mercury retro-was lurking about this time…and yes..it started thursday (yesterday evening!) I am gemini rising.. so it hits me too..

friend#5> This explains so much!

me>  yeap (friend) … first few days are tricky ..then it sees to go okay (the phase where we can change things ..take alternative roads.. and towards the end it gets tricky again.. )

friend #6> ok will do .. thanks xxxx

friend #7> Not very happy about that as I am traveling on 23 Feb and this is something what should b e avoided at any cost. If I would have known when booking, I would have done a week later for sure. Hope I have a save journey and my snakes are save while I am not here.

Me>   alternative roads..as in roads and opportunities we missed the previous time.. 

friend #7>But I also was reading on different astrological pages that travel should be avoided at any cost? But I am glad I am leo 

Me>   Nah..we can’t avoid travel.. Mercury retro is seen as affecting `local’ or short travels.. glitches on computers.. miscommunications.. arguments.. missing small prints on contracts & agreements.. trickery.. that sort.. Also governs relationships with siblings.. (as proved by the outburst I had with my sister last night out of the blue.. That’s what got me wondering `something is up’.. 

friend #7> Huhhhh, thank you Mani, I was really worried.

friend#4> Great I gotta go to Cambodia on a visa run

friend#4> Mani you got room in that Tardis mate take me back to 1983 please

friend#8> Ahh that explains a lot..My adobe reader is truly messing me up.. well I have a Virgo raising.. to an otherwise Happy Go Lucky Saggy disposition. .. Now I Understand the computer tension..just as well I decided to quit and watch Dracula 2000 film despite it being a totally useless film .lol.. Barry.. wow Cambodia you say? Take me with you please friend Croydon sucks @ the mo ..*chuckles* X

me> Yeap (friend).. Cambodia way more exciting than croydon.. Take me too with you…

friend#9>aaaahhhhh I hate it outspoken as I am. always puts me into trouble

friend#10 >  I do love a challenge

In my next astrology related blog, I’ll be writing about the coming full moon in the sign of Leo..  It’s on the Valentine’s day..and that’s going tomake Valentine day ..very interesting.. ;-)

Make sure you subscribe to my blog..or check back for that in a few days..

-Mani Navasothy

Links:

Mercury Retrograde (oct 2013 – previous blog)

Retrograde-FREE period ends (for next 3 years)

Mars -Venus analysis for Valentine Day 2012

Chinese New Year 2014 (Year of the Green Horse)

Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the (Green) Horse  (element: Wood) , falls on 31 January 2014 (usually the first New moon in Aquarius).

Chinese New Year 2014- Year of Wooden Horse- art by Mani Navasothy (www.QuantumPhoenix.net)

Chinese New Year 2014- Year of Wooden Horse- art by Mani Navasothy

As usual, festivities will be taking place on the nearest Sunday, which is  Sunday 2 February’14..  in central London, taking in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue.

The event will start with a parade along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue starting at around 10am. The main stage in Trafalgar Square will feature visiting artists from China. There will also be lion teams circulating around Chinatown, local artists performing on a stage at the end of Dean Street and traditional food and craft stalls.

I have been visiting these festivities in London ..on and off..for a number of years, on my own or with friends..  As an astrologer , I have an interest in  chinese astrology, and as an Esoteric Practitioner of magic , I find their energy systems (Feng Shui) quite interesting and akin to the various ones I explore or follow..  (My sister knows far more about both these than I do!).    This is notwithstanding the fact that from my University days to present day,  my closest friend and fellow Physics Graduate is of Hong Kong Chinese origins;  another closest friend from my Civil service work years is of Vietnamese Chinese origins, and a close Pagan friend is also of Hong Kong Chinese origins..  (Effectively along with 2 others, they form my most dearest, trusted and closest friendship group! ) :-)

Anyway, if you like to see what it’s going to be like in China Town (London), here’s a Video I filmed and put together few years ago.  Chinese New Year video 2012  (I seem to have misplaced the video footage from 2013)!

-Mani Navasothy

ps. Here are the *Dates of the forthcoming Chinese New Year symbols (2015 to 2030)

2015-02-18 Sheep (2015-02-1 –2016-02-08)
2016-02-08 Monkey (2016-02-0 — 2017-01-28)
2017-01-28 Rooster (2017-01-2 –2018-02-15)
2018-02-15 Dog (2018-02-1 — 2019-02-05)
2019-02-05 Pig (2019-02-0 — 2020-01-25)
2020-01-25 Rat (2020-01-2 — 2021-02-12)
2021-02-12 Ox (2021-02-1 — 2022-02-01)
2022-02-01 Tiger (2022-02-0 — 2023-01-22)
2023-01-22 Rabbit (2023-01-22 — 2024-02-10)
2024-02-10 Dragon (2024-02-10 — 2025-01-29)
2025-01-29 Snake (2025-01-29 — 2026-02-17)
2026-02-17 Horse (2026-02-17 — 2027-02-06)
2027-02-06 Sheep (2027-02-0 — 2028-01-26)
2028-01-26 Monkey (2028-01-2 — 2029-02-13)
2029-02-13 Rooster (2029-02-13 — 2030-02-03)
2030-02-03 Dog (2030-02-03 — 2031-01-23)

(*Dates info taken from   http://www.chinesenewyears.info/chinese-new-year-calendar.php)