Good news: Venus arrives in Sagittarius (18th Oct -12th Nov 2016)

Good news! Venus arrives in Sagittarius from 18th October ..and stays for a month or so.🙂 Bound to be very good Sagittarians, Taureans & Librans. There’s bounds to be a definite energy of love, affection, beauty, freedom, luxury and abundance! As everyone knows, the Archers are known for their impulse, jollities and flirtatious inclinations.🙂 That combined with the energy of venus (Aphrodite) is going to make this a special 3-4 weeks..


Sagittarians have had a few years of holding their nose to the grindstone..what with tough taskmaster Saturn in their sign.. (It will continue for at least 1 more year).. but during this Venus-visit, that energy will soften..and Saggys will find their old charm surfacing..
Well, I myself am rather hoping for it all to be true..

Taureans and Librans are going to benefit from the Saggy energy/ qualities.. the thrill of distant horizons, impulsiveness, taking some risks, farsights, generosity are just some of those energies coming at them.

Mani Navasothy

Intro workshop : Healing & Transformation with Serpent power (19Oct at Atlantis Bookshop, London)

Serpents & Dragons have always symbolised Hidden Wisdom, personal energy (Kundalini rising), sexuality, protection, fertility, Healing and transformation.

From Python the Dragon who guards Gaia the Earth Goddess, NagaPooshani the Hindu Snake Goddess who removes Dhoshas & curses, to Wadjet the Egyptian snake goddess who adorns the crowns of Pharos & deities, Minoan Snake Goddess of Knossos, Cernunnos Lord of the Beasts, Myths and religious stories are full of deities who wield serpent power!


This is a first in a series of workshops that introduce working with the new energies of 2016 and onwards, embracing change and facilitating self-transformation.


Topics covered / explored (tbc):

  • Snake Goddesses
  • Wisdom
  • Kundalini energy
  • Fertility & Sexuality
  •  Sacred Dance
  • Healing
  • Personal Transformation

There will be an opportunity to have contact with a real Colombian Rainbow Boa (snake) during this Introductory Workshop, as well as witness an example Fusion/ belly dance with snake (performed by Melanie).  Workshop will culminate with a ritual invocation of serpent Goddess, brief oracular reading  (akin to Priestess of Pythia), and a small snake-skin gift for your own personal work.

Book NOW  £18 (booking now closed 19/10/16) 

Venue.  The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a, Museum Street, London.

Time  Please arrive by 6.30pm for 7pm start.

** warning** Real snake in workshop

There will be a real live snake in this workshop. It will be in a secure container in the room, during workshop, and will be brought out for parts of the workshop.
Those who have severe fears / phobias may wish to discuss their attendance with Melanie first before deciding.. 1-2-1 phobia dealing sessions / consultations are offered privately.Profile 2 Pythian Temple London.jpg

Further workshops will be aimed at exploring, healing,empowering and initiating transformations – in the realms of personal energies, Kundalini & sexuality. These will involve working with real snakes in rituals & ceremonies, sacred dance, meditation & pathworking and transpersonal explorations. In Spring 2017, there will be exclusive workshops to be held at a private venue for small-groups and 1-2-1 consultations that will include extended contact with one or more snakes.



** Melanie Philippides – Life Coach, Fusion Belly Dancer & Snake Charmer.

**Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest, Hindu-Magician, Esoteric Author & Astrologer.


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Serpent Power – Magical Workshops coming soon! (London)

Okay..I can’t contain this excitement so am going to just blurt it.. Melanie Philippides and I have been planning a set of rather powerful workshops involving.. ( take a deep breath).. snakes! Pythons in fact. She has 2.. and is looking after a 3rd one.. one of them is very large indeed..(twice as big as this one in photo).. whom I met yesterday evening.. for ..shall we say, `getting attuned’ before working on the details of workshops..!) 🙂

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I met Melanie first at the Birthday of Goddess Isis ritual by Cleopatra’s Needle, Embankment, in 2013.. but lost touch for a few years but was facebook friends. The photo below was taken at one of Melanie’s snake / fusion Belly dance performance in a venue in Croydon last October’15 where I met her again (and Shiva). We seem to have all that Game of Throne, snakes & Dragons magical explorations in common..and the result now of course are these magical joint workshops..

watch out for full details in a few days..  and then fast…as spaces will be limited!

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Last March of the Elephantom

Elephantom Yesterday at The March for Elephants & Rhinos (London). This is the 4th annual March I have been to … (since the very first one in 2013). And it’s the 3rd one my sister Vathani Navasothy has actively been involved.. alongside `Action for Elephants Uk’ group that was set up (by Maria Mossman, Denise Dresner & friends) after the first March was so successful. My sister has consistently involved in it…promotions, publicity, sales, and every year doing the sponsored 10K run ..raising literally several thousands of pounds. I should know..I’ve video’ed it. 🙂 This year she took up the role of marshalling the March.

It has been an absolute thrill, privilege and an honour to have stood shoulder to shoulder with my fellow eco-activists (saving Elephants, Rhinos, Whales, Dolphins).. 🙂 Nothing will take away that…or the camaraderie & friendships I have formed with fellow activists.

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And.. each year, my old creation Elephantom the Eco-hero has been involved in `his’ many guises.. at these marches 🙂 ( I wrote a children’s graphic novel of that character originally created by me in 1994. It’s published in Amazon as ebook & print book).

But ..sometimes all good things must end.. and this will be the `final’ appearance for me & Elephantom at these great `March for Elephants & Rhinos’.

Why? Well.. as the war-Doctor would say, `It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.. and others to carry that on..’ .

Many of us have lent our passions and energies to bringing these to public awareness…turning up, doing huge amounts of blogging, videos (filming/ editing), promoting..etc.. I see now..that the Marches are huge…thousands are turning up.. Signatures are being taken and delivered into 10, Downing Street.. It’s going to be okay.. 🙂

And so.. (me and my sister) will be peeling off… to get on with other causes that are dear to our hearts..other matters that deeply need our energies and attentions..

I often say… nothing matters more than solving the heart-wrenching (for me) tragedy of 25,000 children dying *every day*. If humans can’t even save their own future..their own off-springs…then what good is saving the world or wild life?

The earth will carry on…none of us are in any doubt.. but it just won’t be habitable for us humans..and that’s fine.. Earth has done that many times over the Aeons.. Dinosaurs have come and sadly gone.. and I just hope humans who have come don’t go like the dinos! So.. there has to be a balance of causes.. for both humans, animals and the natural world.. !

As for me.. I have `Gaian Times’ to re-focus on.. A non-profit eco-company & magazine I started legally 5 years ago.. I will carry on working physically, spiritually and eco-magically in all my pagan / witchy rituals with people…to keep putting the energy of protection & peace for all living thing. (In fact, our Hern’s Tribe were out in woods last night doing just that eco-magic for peace & empowerment last night) 🙂

I also have my own ventures and earnings and life to worry about.. (and one of them is settling down in life..and having Children of my own.. though when finances are secure..I am more likely to adopt.. IfI can save just one of those 25,000 children dying every day in the world.. my life would have been fulfilled..

Best wishes
-Mani Navasothy

ReBoot your mind (Astrology – Mercury trines Pluto – twice over retro/direct motions)

Reboot your mind with power of Mercury & Pluto:
Folks..there is a marvelous astrological opportunity coming up! In particular, a powerful Mercury-trine-Pluto aspect. What is brilliant is, as Mercury is currently retrograding, it forms this aspect..once..then starts to go forms the aspect again the next day!
here are the dates/ times (Brit.Summer Time):
1. Mercury (retro) – Trine- Pluto : wednesday 21st sept (2:26am)
2. Mercury direct – Thursday 22nd sept (6.30am)
3. Mercury (direct)- trine-Pluto : Friday 23rd Sept ( 9.51am)
As many know, Mercury is a planet that rules Gemini & Virgo, influences the mind & thinking, contracts, obligations, communications, siblings. It is the planet closest to the Sun.
Pluto is a planet that is furthest from the Sun, rules Scorpio, influences death & rebirth, transformations, sex, power, control, emotions and probing for deeper truths. this again…and let what strikes out in your mind/ intuition surface.. and focus on it.. And then get to the work..
You get 3 magical moments to do this work!
Bright Stellar Blessings
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Good News- Mercury goes direct soon (22Sept16)

Good News all! The end to the current hardship stint of Mercury-retrograde influence is almost in sight!! 🙂


Mercury began its retrograde motion at the end of August’16, at 29’05” Virgo (Virgo is ruled by extra powerful). We then went into an Eclipse portal (set of Eclipses separated by 14 days.. 1st Sept to 16th Sept).

Eclipses are cosmic accelerators.. so whatever issues that Mercury Retrograde was bringing to the surface will have been additionally intense.. as the Heavens interrupt our flows and make us stop and deal with those issues.. !!

And now.. in a few days, Mercury retrograde motion comes to a halt.. (stationary.. at 14’50” Virgo, on 22nd sept.. just hours before the Autumn Equinox ..which is a time of balance of dark & light). And then Mercury begins to go direct again.. through the sign of Virgo. So you’ll start to see progress again..

However, it will only reach its previous `spot’ in virgo around 6th October.. So till , you’ll still be `cleaning up’ personal issues/ matters..

I’d say ..make use of the energies now building up towards Autumn Equinox… along with mercury-direct motion. The synchronicity of these two stellar events are uncanny.. and conspire to help us make true inner shifts…as painful as recent few weeks will have been..

Bright Stellar Blessings.
-Mani Navasothy

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