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Visionary Artist, published Author, Astrologer, Pagan Teacher, Wiccan High Priest & Ritual magician, Photographer/ Digital Film Maker; Sci-fi/ Doctor Who fan!

Retrograde Planets 2020 Dates

Hi all..  here is an infographics showing full details of the dates/ durations / signs of all the Retrograde Planetary motions  for 2020.  Note I’ve omitted January’20 when Uranus ended its previous retrograde.  But shown January 2021, when Uranus ends the upcoming retrograde motion.  Feel free to keep a copy of this graphics in your devise for quick reference.

RETROGRADE PLANETS 2020 DATES showing the year wheel, months, and arcs for each planet (Mercury to Pluto).  Right side of graphics shows data in written form.

Dates of Planetary Retrogrades 2020
Mani Navasothy

Mercury
17th Feb (12’52 Pisces) – 28th March (28’13” Aquarius)
18th June (14’46” Cancer) – 12th July (5’30” Cancer)
14th October (11’39” Scorpio) – 4th November (25’57” Libra)

Mars
9th September (28’08” Aries) – 14th November (15’14” Aries)

Venus
13th May ( 21’50” Gemini) – 25th June (5’20” Gemini)

Jupiter
14th May (27’14” Capricorn) – 13th September (17’24” Capricorn)

Saturn
11th May (1’57” Aquarius) – 29th September (25’20” Capricorn)

Uranus
15th August’20 (10’41” Taurus) – 13th January 2021 (6’43” Taurus)

Neptune
23rd June (20’58” Pisces) – 29th November (18’10” Pisces)

Pluto
26th April (25’00” Capricorn) – 4th October (22’29” Capricorn)

Please give credit to me if using this in any of your shares/ works as I created this graphics manually using am art software.  All data obtained from Raphael’s Ephemeris.  Background (space) pictures from NASA site.

Stellar wishes.

-Mani Navasothy.

Video blog: Countering the Corona-Virus fears of Death..! (motivational)

The World is in the grip of Corona-virus pandemic ..and the people are weighed down by those fears…of death! That it might get a loved one or a friend..or themselves. But as any ritual magician knows, being immersed in certain thoughts obsessively can actually end up manifesting that very thought as real. That after all is the `Secret’ of the `Law of Attraction’ .

So how can we negate this fear-inducing obsession…and how can we bring about positive manifestations at this time?

The answer of course is .. Life! Life is all around us.. Use it. Work it.. work with it.. work with the positive creative forces of life and nature!

In this motivational video blog, Mani Navasothy – Esoteric Author, Pagan Teacher and Wiccan High Priest – will explore these negative and positive ideas.. that can help you stay well.

It really is a case of following all the government guidelines, AND, having your own power of mind over matter…in easy steps.

Bright Blessings.

Mani Navasothy

ps.  Do Share this with those who believe in Manifestations, `Secret’ and `Law of Attraction’ …cos us Wiccans have a good grasp of Nature magic!!

Vlog: Clapping for NHS: Why? (personal thoughts)

“So.. people are clapping….. 8pm on a thursday…3rd week in a row..
where people are clapping for the NHS staff.. ”

Last week I was doing gardening.. and heard the sound of clapping..
and I was overcome by an overwhelming feeling.

“..I thought about why.. we are clapping..
I know we are showing our appreciation for..
the NHS staff and all other staff..
and all the people working to keep Life going in the Country..”

“..All of us.. every single one of us is affraid..
..scared shit out of our minds..
and we are scared of Death!
That this disease (coronaVirus) might catch us..
or our loved ones, or our friends, or us..
and we might die..!

..We’ve been told to stay indoors.. in the safety of our houses..
lot of people are doing it.
literally holding on to our lives.. in our houses..

..and hoping that the medical staff of the country will save us
literally our lives.. all of our lives.. are in their hands.!

You might not feel like that.. but…
if anything happens to any one of us..
we are really want to go to the hospital..
and be at the mercy of one of these Medical staff members..
and we hope they are going to look after us…
and save our lives..!

And it is that scary
and it’s that thought
or lives.. every single one of ours.. depends
in the hands of the medical staff at the moment..

because we don’t have the capability to keep our selves alive
if something bad happens to us..
Hopefully it doesn’t..

I think if we really examine the deeper feelings..
it’s that overwhelming sense..
of charity that we want..
the fact that we are at the mercy..
of not just whatever is happening in the world but..
at the hands and mercy of the medical staff..
that we will deped of them to save our lives..

That is very scary and it’s a very dependant state
. An that’s why there’s overwhelming feeling
to know that each one of us feels it
whether we are aware of it or not

So when we are clapping
I suppose we are pleading to medical staff
to keep working
to keep us safe..
and to save us.. if that happens..

Those are my thoughts..
as to why we are clapping..
And it’s quite overwhelming feeling to know that..!

Thank you NHS
(National Health Service, UK)

video by
Mani Navasothy

filmed in London
on 9th April 2020

 

Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions of 2020

 

The Jupiter-conjunction-Pluto in Capricorn is happening  three (3) times in this year 2020!    Anyone who knows evening the slightest bit of astrology knows that (a) Conjunctions are really powerful and (b) when something involves Pluto, it’s going to be deep, intense.. and ultimately transformative.   And there is a (c) too..  that when Jupiter is involved, there are beneficial forces at work!  Let’s look at some details:

jupiter pluto 2020
Astrology Forecast: Triple Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions in 2020  (c) http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net   Esoteric blogs by Mani Navasothy

When? 

The Jupiter-Pluto-conjunction occurs  on 5th April 2020,  then the planets go retrograde.  During this phase, they conjunct again, on 30th June.   The planets slip far back in the sign of Capricorn… (Jupiter goes backwards to 17 degrees Capricorn, and Pluto back to 22 degrees).   They slow and stop..and start to go direct.  Pluto first then Jupiter. As Jupiter is a further back but a faster moving planet than Pluto, it eventually catches up to Pluto and conjuncts on 12th November for the 3rd time..

(note: Jupiter leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on 19th December.. where it then conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius on 21st December..  but that’s a stellar story for another blog).

The graphics shows exact dates when Jupiter & Pluto make certain `events’

Where?   All of this is occuring in the sign of  Capricorn the mystical sea-goat (ruled by Saturn).  Capricorn is an Earth sign..  Jupiter is fiery and Pluto.. well, Pluto rules the deep, the unconscious, the underworld!

Who? 

So who will these transits affect or influence?  Short answer is…*everyone*   Long answer..   Well, As all this is happening in Capricorn, that sign is the meeting-ground.  Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and Pluto rules Scorpios.  So those signs will be strongly affected too.  But then,   the position of Capricorn will be a particular house’ position for each individual.  For some it will be their birth sign, for others it’s their 2nd house (wealth, values),  7th (relationships, partnerships), 10th house (Career, fame) and so on..  Capricorn will be one of the 12 houses for any one of you.  So that particular sector of your life will be the one most transformed by these 3 repeated aspects.

Not only that – but on your own natal chart, look to see what house encloses the signs of Sagittarius & Scorpio.  Those houses will be affected for you personally.

How? 

A conjunction blends and combines the energies of both planets involved.   As Capricorn plays host to this conjunction,  the energy of Capricorn will be added to the mix of Jupiter & Pluto..   Expansion, farsight, distant travel, higher learning, religion, law, Justice, gambling, impulsivity,  risk taking, flirting & romance are some qualities to bear in mind for Jupiter.    Intensity, secrets, probing, manipulation power, control, sexuality, others’ money, death and rebirth and ultimately transformations are the energies that Pluto brings to this conjunction.   And as you can see…the  combinations and permutations of these energies are very many indeed.

It all depends on what you are open to, how far you are willing to work with some of the energies, influences and issues that are surfacing..

You won’t just get one chance but three!   The weeks and days leading upto the first occurence of this conjunction will raise up deeper issues.  Rather than fearing them, start to acknowledge hem to your self..and work through them…resolve them..  integrate them.

By the time the conjunction has occurred a 2nd  time (especially as both planets are retrograding),   you may feel your best laid plans of dealing with these issues are all gone awry..   That may result in frustration, more fears, avoidance, obsessions, escapism, addictions, harming others or self-harming, destructive habits, manipulative habits and more. Or you may simply feel like or actually cut and run away..  avoid issues, take more risks,  loose your temper.

Dabbling in the occult or dark magic may take you in unsafe directions..  and endanger self or others.   Guard against falling prey to outside cult or occult influences.

Small things may trigger you into acting disproportionately, or exaggerate reactions, blow things out of proportions.  The negative traits of Jupiter & Pluto may take hold.   Usually during a triple-repeated conjunctions, the mid-point is very trying..  where nothing makes sense, and control and plans are gone..  and you may feel compelled to act in nonproductive ways..

That will be the time to work very hard at staying calm.. to stay grounded and centred..  to do more personal work of spirituality or psychology.  Also a time to keep safe with tried and tested methods, people or places..  Stay safe..  but let go of expectations.

When such powerful planetary energies are at play, trying to become clever, trying to manage it, employing short cuts rather than working carefully and sincerely through the issues raised to surface is not going to work in the long term.

Between the 2nd and 3rd occurance of the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction..ie between 30th June and 12th November  – Do The Work!!    Be genuine..  and hold faith the fact that this is ultimately beneficial aspect and the transformation – once slowly and deeply achieved – will benefit you for decades to come..  for we will not live to see this similar aspect again in our lifetimes.

It may interest you to know, I myself will be strongly affected by these aspects..  (one of those planets rules my birth sign!).  And there is one thing I have learnt about the influence of stars in my life.  I can not cheat it by knowing about it in advance..  (I’ve tried in the distant past). So I myself will be trying to take some of this advise for me… And as more insights and far-sights surface, I’ll be sure to blog them/ add them here.

Magic & Spirituality

Of course there is one matter I have not mentioned so far..  Well I have in an indirect way.   The cheating!

Many believe all of our lives  and all that we do are `fated’ – that is to say predetermined by Fate or God or Goddess or universe, and we do not know but our futures are all set in stone.    BUT an equal number of people believe that we humans have Free Will..  and that we are the Masters of our own destiny & futures.   And certainly,  those who practise Magic believe that we have the ability to influence and choose our future in a direct and esoteric way..  !

So I like to add a few suggestions..in the way of tackling the conjunctions coming, (well by the time you read this, the first of the conjunction will be happening..  I am writing this `under their influences already’ and that was intentional.  I could have written this 2 months ago when i first mentioned it..but I wanted to get a better handle on the energies brewing..so I could write it better..  and I am.   I trust that as the aspect brews, it’s inspiring me to write the most relevant words and thoughts..   The fact that I have never taken this style of writing an astrological blog is evidence of its influence..  as I didn not even think to add magic & spirituality to this blog.

To those suggestions then..

Work with some God forms and archetypes..   Learn about the gods and myths of Zeus and Jupiter..  and even a little of Thor and Vishnu (all are connected to Jupiter!)   Learn and work with Pluto / Hades Lord of the Underworld..  Work with Shiva the dancing form (destroyer).   And work with Saturn.   Those are the energies at work here.  and tuning into them more will help.

Though trying to control the outcomes of these aspects is likely to backfire..  doing some constructive planetary magical works can be productive.

It is a powerful time of transformation and expansion – though it may not seem that way.   dig deep, or pierce the wounds ..  clear the hole of clutter, and dross, and drain puss from old wounds..  Let it all heal..  and ready the ground and plant new seeds and dreams.  These will grow into glorious new tall trees… Their roots will go deep..as their branches will spread far and wide..  beyond th small horizons you were ever used to before.

Bright Stellar Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Author, Teacher, AstroMage.

ps.   I will shortly begin to offer my support & services for High Magical talismans/ charms, as well as personalised astrological forecasts (3, 6, 9 or 12 months). Please keep an eye on my blog or my official website http://www.Mani.org.uk.  Thanks.

 

Rebooting Earth? Life is continuous!!

Stop this Earth Re-boot bollocks! Life doesn’t stop-start!!

Folks..am hearing a lot of bull about planet booting up again. Do you hear the language and concepts you are using? It’ all tech-computer-machine-stuff. The planet and life are continuous.

As much as many can’t cope with the way things are and are secretly looking and wanting signs.. for some sort of global re-boot.. only machines can be rebooted. If you want that for life…it’s death and rebirth.. reincarnations .. There is no re-boot for Life. You are alive or dead.

Yes many processes and ways of our lives have come counter-productive and detrimental to Ecology & environment and whole of Earth.. Those things need to change. But no addict ever got better by going cold-turkey. Change that is sharp and sudden always has a potential for relapse. Only mindful gradual change can be sustained.

Secretly wishing that we are all some machines that need rebooting..is a stupidity that has been doing the new age/ spiritual circuits for some years now.. I get that the mind cam’t cope with some things and leaps into escapism.. And if you truly stop to examine this reboot phenomena.. that too is a whimsical escapist fantasy.

So stop this nonsensical way you are brainwashing yourselves.. Life is continuous on Earth. There is no re-boot. Yes we have crisis and catastrophes sometimes.. and even extinction-level events in the history of Earth.. like meteor strikes, super-volcanoes, polar-magnetic shifts, ice ages.. Plagues have never been extinction level events.. (but they do take a toll of millions or billions of lives).

Don’t let all this internet / tech-adapted talk infiltrate your mind and your human-thinking and feeling.. Don’t become human-machines. Don’t use machine/ technical language to subtly alter you. We are Life. We are not machines.

-Mani Navasoth

http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Video: Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Fears & the Role of Priests and Priestesses.

The world is reeling with thousands of deaths as a result of the current Corona Virus pandemic. No one is beyond reach of this virus.. Every aware human is facing this fear of death! Scientists & Health service professionals are beyond busy – doing their best to save lives and stop this pandemic. Many nations are in lock down to stop the spread of the virus. So what are we …Pagan priests & priestesses doing to help? Are we any good to anyone if we feel crippled by our own fears, shadows and the dark that’s lurking in human collective at the moment..? I have some reflections on these matters..and what we Priests & Priestesses should be doing! -Mani

Video: A Healing rite in Hern’s Tribe space

On 28t March, my shamanic group Hern’s Tribe were to meet in our usual woodland space  for ceremony and to observe Earth Hour.  But due to corona virus and national Lockdown / isolation guidelines,  our event did not go ahead.   It bothered me.   So few days later, i gathered enough Will power to go the woods (drove and avoided all people contact ..not many in woods anyway)..  Set up a basic altar and did this brief magical work of healing.

It is based on the Caduceus / twin serpent/ ankh shield I had painted several years ago. I  carved the same runes  on the pink candle used too..   The magic was done without filming..  The did a spontaneous evocation..  while filming this bit… starting with the Opening Prayer (wicca) . The video ends with an adapted Healing words (on screen.. not spoken.. )

Blessings. -Mani

Astrology forecast for end of March (26th-31st March’20)

Astrology for end of March ( 26th-31st March’20)
 
Hard to believe month of March is drawing to a close in 5 days.. Much has been happening. Just glancing at transits/ aspects.. I notice today we have had an aspect of Mercury-semisquare-Jupiter.. Perhaps some grumbles in thought processes or conversations about whats coming over the Horizon? Tomorrow Mercury-semisquares-Pluto.. I’d say despite initial stresses, listen to intuition, and especially for small things bubbling upto surface from deep within. Some secrets and manipulations might crack open.. which will be a good thing.
 
Then for 28th, 29th & 31st – some good aspects..
 
Venus-trines-Jupiter – most beneficial 2 planets forming the most beneficial d aspect. Please be ready to make use of potentials..rather than be stuck with negative-spirals.. or you’ll miss it. I can’t `stress’ this enough. Beneficial aspects are like lottery wins.. You have to remember to cash the ticket in..or that win is lost.
 
Venus-trine-Pluto is another brilliant one. Make or accept small changes that can have profound effects in relationships, partnerships, romance, wealth.. not to mention the arts and all things ruled by Venus. This is a highly transformative aspect.. Don’t waste it.
 
Mars-conjuncts-Saturn. : People or entities of authority will push forward with some assertive or militant plans. If you are the one in charge, push forward with your plans. It’s also a bit like a young warrior (mars) working with an old teacher/ politician. The future plans are in motion..
 
In early April, we come under the influence of the spectacular Jupiter-Trine-Pluto.. Well, it happens 3 times this year, and we are..as a collective, already under this brewing energy for some weeks now.. I’ll say more in another post ..soon.
 
-Mani Navasothy
Author, Teacher, AstroMage
 

Mindful Living & Loving during pandemic!

Mindful Living & Loving during pandemic!

Every moment has always been precious.. but till now many people had not realised it. Now suddenly, with their own fears and potential for death just around the corner of the next hour or day or week.. every moment has become important.. Because the next moment might be your last!

There are no guarantees … Anyone can catch this Covid-19 virus.. Anyone can recover..or anyone can die.. Young, middle aged, healthy, old or ones with existing medical conditions.. Practically anyone is a possible next victim..or if lucky..the next one to get immunity!!

At a time like this…take nothing for granted. Not the air you breath. Not the food you eat.. not the calls or contacts you make with another human (or pet).. or the hugs.. or kisses or smiles ..or tears. None of it.

We do not know if the last time we met someone…this morning or yesterday or last week is going to be the last time. They could die… or you could die.. or you might both survive!!

So take the moments seriously.. Be mindful of what you are doing. Don’t take your own fears or frustrations out on loved ones or friends. Let that be not the last thing between you.

Many are on isolation.. perhaps in different places.. different towns, cities, even countries. The phone calls and these online messages – facebook, whatsapp, emails, videos and messages are the bonds that keep people connected .. lovers, partners, parents, children.. Nearly all relationships of the heart.

As we know all too well.. the non-face-to-face communication is fraught with a minefields of misinterpretations!! One wrong word or sentence can end in a text-breakup.. or a family feud across continents..or a business falling apart!

Be Mindful…
Slow it down..
Be kind..
Be charitable..
Be compassionate..

Keep your humanity about you.
And we’ll survive this.. !!

Bright Blessings on this eve of an Aries New moon
-Mani

Tears, Fears and secret Deals Devils. (aka. Reflections on Death!)

Tears, Fears and secret Deals with Gods & Devils.
(aka. Reflections on Death!)

Everyone is panicking..have their perfectly justified fears to process and overcome.. That’s human nature.. and I do wish all the best in this..and I keep waking up.. far away from some of my loved ones (sister & nephews.. partner & kids).. I try to do something useful and positive everyday.. for their sake.. and for my sanity…and for all my friends on social media.. And not once so far had I crumbled.. I’ve managed to keep my faith and belief..and shoulder others’ fears and gently support and empower them..

During a telephone call to my partner last night.. I was thinking about the kids being locked in house for months is going to drive the little kids crazy.. and their mothers insane!! I also thought about what I can do from afar.. buy play-stuff and send to them by post.. Do some fun videos ..and share with my nephews and partner’s kids.. Just some ideas. It’s all been fine. Spirits up.. motivations high.. Faith in future. Be a beacon of hope etc etc.

But today.. today during a drive, while thinking about making videos for our kids (possibly just a private channel) I was suddenly overwhelmed..and got tearful..!

What if…just a micro-nano-If.. that I don’t get to see them? These videos or whatever I send them might be the contact they get.. and the last time I saw them ..will have been the last time..

I’ve had 50 years …and been done and seen things…. Of course I want a bit more time with my loved ones.. But if it comes down to it.. I am expendable..

I know..I know.. I’ll get back to my positive self posting silly jokes again.. in a moment.. But just for a while.. am happy to sit with my own vulnerabilities ..and my fears.. and if it comes to it.. my sacrifices. Because.. despite our best hopes and faiths, there is a distant possibility.. of losses and pains.. And sometimes facing our shadows is better in the long run.

Some guy outside a shop was saying to someone else.. `if we are going to loose 50,000 people, let’s have it all tomorrow..and be done with it..’ That on the first instance is a horrible thought. But it is a knee-jerk reaction, with an underlying fear-filled heart.. He was just trying to make it safe for himself. (I just hope he factored in that he himself might be one the 50,000 he thinks should die the next day.. !)

But seriously, how do we choose.. ? (not that we have the option!) which 50,000 are going to perish.. so that rest of the 65 million can live? Let’s get dark.. What if each one of us is given the divine choice to pick someone to die ..that 50,000 of us are given that choice to nominate a name.. from our midst.. so that the nation of people can live. A trade off! Can we choose someone else … 50,000 someone else.. to die so we can live? Or will 50,000 of us step forward and say `we’ll offer ourselves to Gods & Fates, so that our loved ones may live? Which option will you take? what will you endure?!

It’s only March …not yet July.. and too early for Lammas sacrifices.. But pagans have had this concept embedded within us .. Mothers & Fathers, brothers & sisters ..have been making these deals with their Gods & Devils for aeons….to save their loved-ones! So these trade-off thoughts are nothing new to some of us.. (Yes even to me!)

Loss of lives may be a statistical reality under current circumstances but it is not an emotional option at all for me.. not at all!!

`Everybody Lives!’ As an esoteric magician .. that’s my goal… and my prayer!!

-Mani