Mercury Retrograde through Aquarius (30Jan-21Feb2021) – astrology forecast

Mercury Retrograde: Is this one a walk in the park.. finally?
Heads up on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde through Aquarius. This infographics has all the info !!!!

Infographics - Mercury retrograde through Aquarius  30th January to 21st February 2021.
Infographics – Mercury retrograde through Aquarius 30th January to 21st February 2021 – blog /art (c) Mani Navasothy – author teacher Witch http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net


I always consider ..not just the period of actual retrograde (in this case from 30th Feb to 21st feb), but also the date when the planet catches up to it’s previous advanced position.. for that’s when the issues brought up during the retrograde period are truly getting resolved so further progress can be made.

Between 30th Jan to 21st Feb-

— past issues are going to come up hard and fast. I note that at start and end of retrograde period, the effects are more disruptive.. and in between, we get a little calm but still have to be working on identifying those things bubbling (or rather erupting) up

— During this time, the retrograde Mercury forms various aspects with other planets (that’s normal). BUT what’s amazing about this particular one.. is that apart from the 10th Feb, when Mercury(R) squares Mars ( a volatile stressful day), there are NO negative or harsh aspects between Mercury and any other planets (excluding the moon – that’s a special case!).

-During this retrograde time, if anything, it forms beneficial aspects! On 8th Feb, it conjuncts The Sun; On 13th it conjuncts Venus, and on 14th it conjuncts Jupiter (which happens *again* later on 5th March , during it’s direct motion!! That in itself is a 2nd chance.

-warning: Saturn in Aquarius forms a square on 17th Feb.. a few days before Mercury goes direct. That may cause other deeper difficulties.. and may seem like it’s Mercury retrograde doing it. So please don’t always blame the `messenger of the Gods’ for everything

And finally Mercury leaves Aquarius on 15th March.
So between 30th January and 15th March, Aquarians have a lot of work to do.. dig deep, go over older issues, explore and resolve them.
I’ll have to write more specific forecasts on those matters another time, as this one is about Mercury retrograde.

Stellar wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Related blogs:

Saturn transit through Aquarius

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Jupiter-square-Uranus (17Jan2021)

Jupiter-square-Uranus is now imminent! Next 24-48 hrs may be tough..It affects everyone.. but more so for Sagittarians, Aquarians, and Taurus (where Uranus is currently).

Uranus is about to go direct but for few more days it’s retrograding in Taurus. Jupiter is in Aquarius (just arrived few weeks ago) ..the sign ruled by Uranus. So plotted on a chart, this would look like the 2 planets are heading towards each other!

Till then the stress will be building!!

It may rattle you ..taunt you.. irritate you.. cajole you into unproductive action. Use the sharp energy to break stagnations, and to clear pathways for widening your spheres.

Don’t be too impulsive or rebel for the sake of rebellion. Focus on the higher positive qualities of those 2 planets.. wisdom, justice, innovation, freedom.. !

Rest easy in the knowledge that this aspect happens only once this year.. (sunday 17th Jan’21). This is one of the 4 main major stressful aspects of 2021.

The Saturn-square-Uranus that is coming up next month will repeat in total 3 times..

So… let’s carefully tackle each…one at a time.

-Mani

Are you manifsting your Fears?

..As I look around into the lives of loved ones and friends, I see how many of us are manifesting our fears more so than our good wishes. This is because, currently, people seem crippled by fears more so than be propelled by their wishes.

Don’t let Fear be the stronger force within you..!

Let it be Hope and Faith!

-Mani Navasothy (16/01/2021)

Meteor Showers in 2021

Hi all.. here are the forecasted meteor showers in the year 2021. Several good websites give good data and instructions . List of Sources/links at the bottom. -Mani

Following peak-dates/local times are for London.

  • 3–4 Jan 2021 – Quadrantids Northern Hemisphere (Best) . Up to 120 meteors per hour. The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 2nd and morning of the 3rd.
  • 22–23 Apr 2021 -Lyrids Both Hemispheres. Up to 18 meteors per hour. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds.
  • 5–6 May 2021 – Eta Aquarids Both Hemispheres. Up to 50 meteors per hour. .The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has been observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7.
  • July 28, 29 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower.  (no info on peak rate yet). The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29.
  • 12–13 Aug 2021 -Perseids Northern Hemisphere (Best). Up to 150 meteors per hour. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.
  • 8–9 Oct 2021 -Draconids Northern Hemisphere (Best) . (Variable peak rate). The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 7th. This year, the nearly new moon will leave dark skies for what should be an excellent show.
  • 21–22 Oct 2021 – Orionids Both Hemispheres . Up to 15 meteors per hour. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The full moon will be a problem this year for the Orionids. Its glare will block out all but the brightest meteors.
  • November 4, 5 – Taurids Meteor Shower.  (no info on peak rate yet). The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 4.
  • 17–18 Nov 2021- Leonids Both Hemispheres . Up to 15 meteors per hour. The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th.
  • 13–14 Dec 2021- Geminids Both Hemispheres . Up to 120 meteors per hour. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The waxing gibbous moon will block out most of the fainter meteors this year.
  • 21/ 22–23 Dec 2021 – Ursids Northern Hemisphere. Up to 10 meteors per hour. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year, blocking all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient enough, you may still be able to catch a few good ones.

useful links for more details

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/list.html

http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2021.html

https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/meteors-and-meteorites

Saturn in Aquarius – from today (17th Dec 2020) for 3 years! (till March 2023)

Back in March 2020, I wrote, “On Sunday 22nd March 2020, Saturn arrives in Aquarius! Wild energies will begin to be pinned down. Stability, endurance, authority & hard lessons take focus .. instead of erratic, rebellion for sake of rebellion, thrill-seeking, disruptive behaviors..”

Well we all know what happened to the world since then.. Lockdowns came every where! Entertainment and leisure activities and industries came to a halt or where shut down.. We all only went out for exercise or to support loved ones .. And we all started going to the woods.. instead of Cinemas, pubs, clubs, football games, matches etc.. because nature was the only place we could go and be free (for a short while).

Well.. Saturn started retrograding on 11th May 2020, and moved back into Capricorn on 3rd July… and continued to move retrograde till 29th September. Then Saturn started to go direct in Capricorn..

That’s all like the just the pre-title action sequence of an action movie – well not so much action but an epic!

The opening titles are playing now.. and today on 17th December 2020, Saturn moves into Aquarius (again) after a gap of 5 and a half months.

Now, Saturn will slowly transit through Aquarius for the next 2+ years.. till 8th March 2023! Now comes all the hard work and weight.

If people thought that 2020 was a bad year, and as 2021 begins, we’re going to ease back out to our old ways .. Think again. Saturn isn’t going to let us get out of jail for free! We must pay with hard work!

While Jupiter also arrives in Aquarius and will be there for 1 year, it will soften the Saturn blow.. Expansions of horizons will occur.. but just alongside it, hard lessons, tasks will also be taking place. Future foundations will be getting laid.

There’s so much to say.. but for now.. here are the key dates of this Saturn transit through Aquarius.

Saturn’s Journey through Aquarius 22nd March 2020 to 8th March 2023. Astrology blogs by Mani Navasothy. http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

2020

22nd March 2020 – Saturn enters Aquarius.

11th May – Saturn begins retrograde motion in Aquarius (1’57”Aq).

3rd July – Saturn slips back ..out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn.

29th Sept – Saturn goes direct in Capricorn (25’20” Cap).

17th December- Saturn arrives in Aquarius.

2021

23rd May 2021 – Saturn begins retrograde (13’31” Aquarius)

10th Oct – Saturn goes direct (6’52” Aqu)

2022

4th June 2022 – Saturn retrogrades (25’15” Aqu)

22nd Oct – Saturn Direct (18’35” Aqu)

2023

8th Mach 2023 – Saturn leaves Aquarius . Enters Pisces.

I’ll write more about this in another blog..

-Mani Navasothy

related blog posts

Winter Solstice 2020: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction 21st Dec2020

Saturn enters Sagittarius (2014-2017).

Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions of 2020 (in April, June, November)

Solstice 2020: Jupiter-Saturn ConjuncTion of 21st December!

If it ain’t broke, break it anyway (and let Fate fix it!)Some thoughts on the `great conjunction’ !!

So now everyone’s talking about the `great conjunction’ 😛 Folks.. like I’ve e been saying since April’20.. the Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions (3 times). and the Jupiter sextile Neptune (3 times) and the Lunar and upcoming Solar Eclipses in Sagittarius ….have ALLL been working the energies through out this year.. leading to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on Solstice day 21st December.. in the sign of Aquarius (literally few days after both planets move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius) .

Jupiter Conjuncts Saturn in sign of Aquarius on Winter Solstice Day 21st December 2020. Astrology forecast/ graphics (c) Mani Navasothy – http://www.Quantumphoenix.net

This is not an `isolated’ event.. It’s the culmination of a longer story… and the beginning of a new epic!

People have been talking about the age of Aquarius since the 60’s.Well.. here at last.. 2020 is the year that broke all that’s gone before.. globally.. like a world war.. without an actual war.. ! In many ways it’s been worse than WW.. Not in terms of death tolls.. but in terms of the deeper fear and restrictions.. At least during wars we could hug our loved ones.. be with them.. But this?!!

Jupiter expands horizon.. deepens spirituality.. brings Justice .. Saturn structures, teaches lessons, limits and holds and lays foundations for long term future.

And this is happening for the first time in modern history.. in Aquarius.. one that governs shocks, surprises, rebellions, radicals, innovations and humanity.

They say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But what if it’s like bones all set the wrong way..? Doctors have to break the affected bones in a controlled manner, to reset it and grow strong again. That’s what the breakdown of 2020 has been about!How we were all set was no longer good.. So it all needed breaking.. so we can mend and heal the right way forward..

I digress.. I’d urge all to look at the whole year as preparation for this conjunction to get the full story. ‘cos it’s not just about to happen.. It’s been building up.. 🙂

And in the last 2 weeks, the energy has been `quickening’.. Surely you’ve all been feeling it ?!

-Mani

Useful links

Winter Solstice 2020: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction 21st Dec2020

Saturn enters Sagittarius (2014-2017).

Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions of 2020 (in April, June, November)

Eclipse Magic Workbook World’s first esoteric book exclusively dealing with Eclipse Magic. Written/published by Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest (published in 2012 on Amazon and author’s websites)

Introduction to Tarot (online 2-evenings Course)

This is a 2-evening Introduction Course in Tarot – intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot. Learn preparations, attunement, meaning of major & minor carcan cards; basic spreads- divination readings; safety and etiquettes and of course ritual magical use of tarot.

*This is an online live-video course.
Numbers are kept very small for better teaching & learning experience (5 students only per course). so please book early to avoid disappointments.

Course Content ——-

–How to connect and care for your cards : Selecting / buying, cleansing, tuning in, storing storing
– Introductory Pathworking taking you into the realm of Tarot.
-Introduction to the form of Tarot – major arcanas; minor arcanas; court cards;
-Elements and symbols in Tarot- The 4 suits have 4 elements (Pentacles, Cups, swords, wands). we connect to Elements and their symbolism; we also look at some other key symbols in magic that weave through the imagery of Tarot.
– Major Arcana – one by one we’ll look at all of the 22 cards – these are the major life processes and shifts.
-Minor arcana – 40 suit cards and their meanings in a reading. everything from beginning a process, to struggles, apprenticeship, heart aches, arguments, rest, rejoice, relationship…all are there!
-16 Court cards – who they represent.
-Exploration of popular Tarot Spread.- How to do simple readings; How to have personal dialogues with your cards.
-Magical & ritualistic use of Tarot cards
-Reader / Querent etiquettes and ethics- when reading for other people.

Course dates:
This course takes place over 2 evenings.
Session 1: Monday 7th December 2020 (7.00pm to 9.30pm)
Session 2: Tuesday 8th December 2020 (7.00pm to 9.30pm)

Fee: £30.
You pay a fixed fee in advance by secure paypal to book for this course.

Please visit the meetup event to RSVP/ Book a place

Best wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Introduction to Tarot (online 2-evenings Course)

Monday, Dec 7, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online event
,

7 Woodland Witches Attending

This is a 2-evening Introduction Course in Tarot – intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot. Learn preparations, attunement, meaning of major & minor carcan cards; basic spreads- divination readings; safety and etiquettes and of course ritual magical use of tarot. *This is an online live-video course. Numbers are kept very sm…

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Coven Loyalties: How many covens can you join? ( vlog by Mani- Wiccan High Priest)

Initiatory Wiccan covens have `rules’ or hidden protocols and boundaries. Not all are written down, but they are taught and passed on to new trainees and new initiated Witches who join covens. But some trainees & initiates, knowingly or unaware, breach these boundaries. Not just them, but even some Coven leaders are prone to smudging the lines.. fostering confusion with initiates. In my 25 year experience in The Craft (Wicca), either directly (my own initiate) or indirectly (other covens), I have seen these breaches occur. It has often led to disharmony, conflicts of loyalty, and even spelt the end of Covens, relationships and friendships.

When a trainee of mine recently asked me if s/he could continue to be part of another magical group …after having a wiccan initiation (from me!) I was reminded of this issue and thought it must be talked about, and addressed. So that all can be educated. Many things could have been addressed in this video.. but it’s a spontaneous informal video-blog.. not professional lecture. So do watch this, and take its message to heart ..!

Bright Blessings.

Mani

Author, Teacher, Wiccan High Priest

http://www.Mani.org.uk

http://www.WitchcraftAndMagic.uk

http://www.Amazon.com/author/MNavasothy

Spellcraft for Beginners – online course Friday 13th November 2020

Spellcraft for Beginners – online (zoom video) course facilitated by Mani Morningstar & Freya Witch – initiated Wiccans of the Gardnerian Tradition of the Craft. We have been running Spellcraft courses outdoors (in woods) and indoors (Atlantis Bookshop) for many years. Now with circumstances making us stay indoors, we’re designing this Beginners course to be held online. And for the first time, we are adding the Craft of doing Herbs & Oils in spells, to our existing line up of teaching you the basics of magic with Candles, sigils, cords & knots! (Rune magic is now one of our special extended course in its own right).

You’ll learn about 3 different techniques of doing ritual magic for your self. Using candles for magic, using Cords & knots for magic and using a selection of Herbs & Oils.

Mani will give an introduction to different types of spellcraft , and take you through the basics of candle-magic, colour correspondences, preparations, what sigils/ symbols to use. He will also cover cord magic (using knots on cords).

Freya Witch will introduce you to working with herbs & oils, give explanations, and then talk you through 2 actual spells that combine easy to obtain herbs & oils – and show you how to do a protection spell, and Banishing spell.

Date:
Friday 13th November 2020.

Visit my meetup event to book for this. use link/ click this below

Spellcraft for Beginners -online course

Friday, Nov 13, 2020, 9:00 PM

Online event
,

15 Woodland Witches Attending

Spellcraft for Beginners – online (zoom video) course facilitated by Mani Morningstar & Freya Witch – initiated Wiccans of the Gardnerian Tradition of the Craft. We have been running Spellcraft courses outdoors (in woods) and indoors (Atlantis Bookshop) for many years. Now with circumstances making us stay indoors, we’re designing this Beginners co…

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Blue Moon Samhain (Halloween 2020)

Blue Moon Samhain (Halloween) :

31st October 2020 is a Blue moon (2nd full moon in same month).
1st October – Full Moon in Aries (21:06 hrs GMT)
31st October – Full Moon in Taurus (14:49hrs GMT
Note: On 31st October, there is a Sun-opposition-Uranus aspect around 15:53 hrs. This is a stressful aspect that requires opposing energies to be balanced or reach a compromise.
As the full moon happens an hour before this aspect, it will most likely bring up additional tensions, stress and issues that day/ evening.
-Mani

Mani Navasothy- Author,Teacher, Witch

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