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!
Slow it down..
Keep your humanity about you.
And we’ll survive this.. !!
Bright Blessings on this eve of an Aries New moon
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!!
Share strength..! Share Positivity..!! Share Hope..!!!
I know some people have a fascination or obsession with death.. BUT Can people STOP sharing death tolls ..minute by minute on social media?! It’s not helpful to anyone who has anxiety, panic attacks, mental health issues etc. Keep your selves, your loved ones and friends safe & sane.. Social isolation does not mean you can spread fear and panic by calls texts and social media.. especially to people who are already in isolation & delicate mind-states or unwell!!
If any of you are suffering these, then please call the NHS help line.. Don’t infect your friends with your own panic!
Don’t share fear, panic or despair.
If you are a magical person, you know that planting these in your mind or other people’s minds is only going to manifest these realities even more.. That is if you *really* believe in magic, and not take it up as a social fad.
So do the magical community..and indeed the human race a big favour. Save the human race by giving it positive seeds to manifest in its subconscious Collective.
Put your belief and magic into strengthening your mind powers, your cell-immunity, and personal healing powers (while still following National medical health & safety guidelines !)
Share Strength & Smiles..!
Share Positivity & Empowerment..!!
Share Hope & Faith ..!!!
Belief in the face of fear!
I run a number of outdoor events event month.. and am also part of teams that run bigger events. In recent days there’s been an escalated numbers of cancelling or postponing of events coming up in next few months.. ! There’s great uncertainty.. Fear of catching the virus/ infection ..and indeed an unspoken but most certain fear of death looms everywhere. All very understandable..
Yes absolutely ..we must be responsible.. follow advice by experts, authorities and government (though they did take a very idiotic approach early on …one that is now shifting ).
But I also believe that as `magical practitioners’ some of us are in community care (priest/ priestess) roles and have to become beacons of hope and faith…(mind you, not blind faith!).
Cancelling events is necessary! But so many things are disappearing fast – things that people depended on as ladders and constructs to get through days and weeks in the past.. like looking forward to events, socials, shopping, just meeting a friend or even a loved one across town.. ! In addition to the obvious but perhaps unspoken fear of personal death or loosing a loved ones, there’s also now perhaps an unsaid deeper feeling of defeat.. despair and desolation!
On a magical level, this is a disaster for the human collective.
Our fears and emotions sink in to the collective, and start to take root like dark seeds.. and they *will* manifest more of that darkness and despair.. if this negative cycle is not arrested.
From an events point of view, short of government law passing on militant curfews, there has to be – not large scale- but small events running here and there .. with plenty of safeguards put in .. so that they can act as the right kind of light & magic into the heart of the human / esoteric collective.. !
If a little creature like Virus can bring us to our fearful knees… let us learn to respect Gaia… but we can also turn to our great `mind and magic over body’ powers ….really start to believe it and practise it.. I propose we keep doing magical work on our bodies.. send the magic inwards..to every cell.. and keep them healthy and strong..
It’s time to believe that true magic is within. The upcoming triple Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in 2020 show us how the wider horizon and the microcosm are connected..
Saturn in Aquarius – coming up (3 years!)
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 erratics, rebellion for sake of rebellion, thrill-seeking, disruptive behaviours.
Saturn retrogrades in mid-May (in Aquarius) and will be out of Aquarius for a short period (2nd July to 16th December). That will be time to review the lessons that are previewed over the next 3+ months.
Then Saturn will transit through Aquarius.. from 16th December 2020 to 8th March 2023!!!
This is just a quick note – I’ll write more soon.. as Saturn works me hard.
High Magic course at The Atlantis Bookshop, London:
Planetary magic with Kameas, sigils & seals
We are extremely pleased to announce the second of our Introduction course in High Magic being held at The Atlantis Bookshop (Museum Street, Holborn) – a historic and well-known and loved magical venue. . Previously I have run this course in outdoor woodland venues as a 6hr long session. For the first time it will be run indoors, and streamlined to essentials.
These subject matters are left as hard mysterious and rarely taught face to face. Students have to read whole books to learn. We are the only one who have been teaching them in London in recent years, and making it easier for all beginners to understand.
You can practise Planetary magic we teach in this course immediately with knowledge you gain at this course.
Wednesday 26th February 2019.
** Attendance is strictly by prior-booking only**
The Atlantis Bookshop (a historic pagan. occult venue where the likes of Gerald Gardner and other ritual magicians of their time had gathered for their events/ magical works). venue has toilet small kitchen. Owners kindly provide us with Tea/ coffee facilities and biscuits.
Please arrive at 6.45pm for sharp 7pm start. Course ends at 9.30pm.
COURSE OUTLINE / CONTENTS——-
This is an indoor course You’ll be taught the basics of:
– Planetary symbols & qualities..
– Brief intro to Astrological aspects between planets (for picking good moments to do magic or when to avoid doing magic).
– Introduced to Planetary Hours, and what day/ what hour precisely to do planetary magical spells for better results.
– System of planetary squares (Kameas) and how to use them to create specific sigils for your own magical working (health, wealth, love, work etc).
-How to block negative planetary influences with special sigils.
You may take notes.. but NO audio/ video recording of any kind allowed. Some support notes will be sent by e-mail to all students afterwards. So remember to leave your e-mails with tutor.
Early booking £25 ( From 13th feb’20, Fee £30).
Spaces strictly limited to 12 students. 4 spaces booked already. Our Atlantis-based courses fill up fast. Rsvp will close as soon as we reach attendance limit. So please book asap to avoid disappointment
Link to booking this course (takes you to Tutor’s website mani.org.uk)
**** Once booked via meetup, please look out for any updates via meetup comments/ meetup direct e-mail to attendees. You may contact the Tutor via private message for additional communications. ***
Bright Stellar Blessings
Author, Astrologer, Ritual Magician & Wiccan High Priest
Mani is the author of `Eclipse Magic workbook’ – world’s first book dedicated to magical works exploring Lunar & Solar Eclipse. You can access `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ at Tutor’s website. https://mani.org.uk/eclipse-magic-workbook
One Penumbral Lunar Eclipse may have culminated on 10th January 2020 (in the Moon’s own sign of Cancer) but we have 5 more ..yes FIVE more Eclipses to come in 2020. So here are the details. There’s a lot of data and discussion on this matter.. so I’ll star this blog with basics ..and will periodically update it with more details, times, graphics, animations and more. Remember to bookmark this blog page, and check back before eclipses..! -Mani Navasothy (Author of `Eclipse Magic Workbook’ published in 2012).
**All times are UT = Universal Time (approx equivalent to GMT)
Basic info (in date order)——–
- 5th June 2020 – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 19:26 hrs UT)
- 21st June 2020 – Annular SOLAR Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 6.39hrs UT)
- 5th July 2020 – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 4:31 hrs UT)
- 30th November 2020- Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 9:44 hrs UT)
- 14th December 2020 – Total SOLAR Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 16.13hrs UT)
Extended data ——-
For Each Eclipse, details will be given for Penumbral contact times P1,P2, P3, P4 and Umbral contact times U1, U2, U3 and U4. (all data learnt from NASA site for Eclipses, calculated by Fred Espenak – now retired Astronomer).
5th June 2020 – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse
- Ecliptic Conjunction at 19:13 hrs UT
- Greatest Eclipse at 19:26 hrs UT
- Duration : 3 hrs 18 min
- P1 = 17:45 hrs; P4 = 21:04 hrs
- Visible in Uk at time of Moon rise (evening).
5th July- Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse
- Ecliptic Conjunction at 4:45 hrs UT
- Greatest Eclipse at 4:31 hrs UT
- Duration : 2 hrs 45 min
- P1 = 3:07 hrs; P4 = 5:52 hrs
- Visible in Uk at time of Moon Set (early morning).
30th November – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse
- Ecliptic Conjunction at 9:30 hrs UT
- Greatest Eclipse at 9:44 hrs UT
- Duration : 4 hrs 20 min
- P1 = 7:32 hrs; P4 = 11:53 hrs
- Visible in most of UK (Morning, after sunrise).
Annular Solar Eclipse 21st June 2020
- Greatest Eclipse at 16:13 hrs UT
- Duration : 2min 9 seconds
- Penumbral times- P1 =3.45 hrs; P2= 5.51 hrs; P3= 7.28 hrs; P4= 9.33 hrs
- Umbral times- U1= 4.47 hrs; U2=4.49 hrs; U3=8.30 hrs; U4=8.32 hrs
Total Solar Eclipse 14th December 2020
- Greatest Eclipse at 6:39 hrs UT
- Duration : 38.2 seconds
- Penumbral times-P1 = 13:33 hrs; P2= 15:36 hrs; P3= 16:49 hrs; P4=18:52 hrs
- Umbral times- U1= 14.32 hrs; U2= 14:33 hrs; U3= 17:53 hrs; U4= 17:54 hrs
graphics & animations will be updated in few days
Useful related Blogs
Eclipse Magic Workbook(Pub 2012) by Mani Navasothy.
Hi all.. as many know there was a solar eclipse on 26th December 2019, and as they always occur in pairs, here is the 2nd one.. 14 days layer.. on Cancer Full moon of 10th January 2020.
I’ve attached the data sheet from NASA created by Fred Espenak.
Here’s the details for those who don’t quite know how to interpret the data:
- Greatest Eclipse occurs at 19hrs 09 mins (Universal Time is almost equal to GMT).
- Penumbral contact (moon goes into Penumbral shadow of Earth so will just have a slight reddish colour change…not totally go dark) from P1= 17hrs07mins to P4= 21hrs12mins.
- The duration of this penumbral eclipse is 4 hrs 04 minutes.
- Eclipse visible for all of Europe, all of Asia, and most of Africa (except west Africa and tip of south Africa, as seen from diagram below).
I’ll write about other eclipses in 2020 in another blog post.
Check Lunar dates for 2020on my blog post here.
Those interested in my Eclipse magic workbook can purchase an e-book here.