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Jupiter Retrograde (March-July 2018)

If you are experiencing tremors in your life these past few days..’s just early warning signs of this to come! After all, the deepest sign is getting stirred up by the biggest planet…so to speak..

Planet Jupiter begins it’s annual retrograde motion now (4.45am gmt – 9th march’18 to be exact) and ends retrograde on 10th July’18 (17:02 hrs gmt). This is taking place in the sign of Scorpio.. so expect deeper stuff to be stirred up.. if only for progress and expansion to take place later. Signs directly affected will be Scorpio & Sagittarius. Others will be influenced too (no one escapes the stars!).. especially when the retrograde Jupiter makes aspects with other planets. That I’ll come back to..another time.. -Mani

Jupiter retrograde march-july 2018


Blue Moon Ceremony & Solar Eclipse magic (Woodland Wicca – 30th Jan’ 2018)

This is the 2nd Full moon in January 2018 (falls on 31st January). There is also a Solar Eclipse on the same time. A potent magical time indeed. So we will be taking full advantage of the brewing energies on the eve (night before) the Blue Moon. These are ideal for people interested in Wicca & Witchcraft. They provide an Introduction to Wicca, Witchcraft & Ritual Magic – for all new comers and beginners, and Seekers of The Craft. Facilitated by Mani (Wiccan High Priest) & Ritual team.

Blue moon - january2018

Wiccan Ritual Outline—————:

-Preparing space & setting up Altar. (done by Ritual Team separately)
-Run-through- Lead facilitator Mani (High Priest) will explain outline of Ritual, delegate any roles. Brief Q&A.
-Enter Ritual space with reverence.
-Opening prayers and /or Meditation (chakra or other)
-Consecrations with salt & water, incense, candles
-Casting magic Circle
-Calling elemental quarters
-Energy raising
-Invocations / prayers to Moon Goddess & Horned God
-Magical work
-Cakes & Wine blessing
-Closing & Grounding work
– Feasting, Socialising…

**fee : £3 ** —————

What to bring—————-:

***Please dress appropriate for weather!
*****Please DO bring food & drinks to share ( bread & cheese / humus are a good start) and any soft drink/wine that you like to share with others in circle.
** Our rituals start in twilight, but often end when it’s already nightfall.. So a torchlight is important.
** We sit on the ground! A simple ground sheet is effective (blankets get wet in winter). Or a stool.
– Your wand (if you have one)
– crystals, tarot etc.
– A robe/ cloak to wear (optional)

You may also wish to attend our New Moon rituals in North London, where we explore High Magic practise with a Wiccan ritual format.

Outdoors/ Elements & forces—————–:

These ritual circles take place in public Woodlands or parks. As they are outdoors, we are at the mercy of elements (sunshine, storms, snow, fog etc).. By being outdoors in nature regularly in a ritual setting, you’ll develop a real magical / psychic attunement & healthy respect to nature’s wild energies, as well as an inner confidence, outdoor ritual experience and dare I say.. empowerment and magical competence…

Policy on Bullying/ Harassment ——

We will not tolerate ANY bullying, Harassment or any form of sexual predatory behaviour. Please report such matters to Tutor asap.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Link to our meetup event:

1st Blue Moon Ceremony & Solar Eclipse magic (Woodland Wicca – January 2018)

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

24 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

This is the 2nd Full moon in January 2018 (falls on 31st January). There is also a Solar Eclipse on the same time. A potent magical time indeed. So we will be taking full advantage of the brewing energies on the eve (night before) the Blue Moon. These are ideal for people interested in Wicca & Witchcraft. They provide an Introduction to Wicca, Witc…

Check out this Meetup →

Astrology: Jovial Transits in 2018 (part1)

Jovial Transits in 2018 (that’s Jupiter stuff!!) – part1
Well I meant to do this last week..but didn’t and have missed mentioning some brilliant Jupiter aspects / transits already..but here goes..
Basically looking at the ephemeris for any big aspects between social/ transpersonal / outer planets.. I noticed that in 2018, Jupiter is the one dominating it in this respect.
here’s an incomplete list..covering first few months.. (have’t completed my studies on this).
Jupiter transits
It all started when i was 7..
No ..with the 7th seal..
On the 7th January 2018, the first of the Jupiter aspects took place.. (Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio – which in the old days was ruled by Mars.. ). I managed to do some number-square-candle magic with a cauldron of natural spring water in it.. and it was actually very powerful.. (more on that another time).
8th jan- Sun sextiled Jupiter; 🙂 Venus sextiled Jupiter. 🙂
14th Jan- well..bit of a sharp one with Mercury semi-squirting Jupiter :-/
And this night (16th January) at 4:13am, Jupiter-sextiles-Pluto ..Yeap! And it’s going to repeat this (retrograde motion and all) on 14th April, and then for a 3rd and final time on 12th September..!!
25th jan- mercury sextiles Jupiter.
13th March – Jupiter Trines Sun. 🙂 Very good one.
14th March – Jupiter- semi-square-Saturn (only tough aspect in 2018 to occur between 2 larger planets).
zipping forward, 17th April- Venus trines Pluto (nothing t do with Jupiter.. but it’s a highly positive aspect).
20th May- BIG one.. Jupiter(R) trines Neptune (2nd first time was in 2017). This will happen again for a 3rd time on 19th August (Jupiter is direct by then).
1st June- Venus- trines- Jupiter (yikes…can it get that good? 2 of the most benefic planets smoochin it up!)
What;s it all mean?
well. I only know what goes on when they hit me first.. about 24 hrs before it happens.. It’s why my forecasts are last-minute 😉 If they don’t talk to me..I don’t write forecasts..
Am more of an AstroMage.. I do ritual magic at astrologically opportune moments to stellar engineer my life..
(Damn it I’ve just given away my best secret…blooming Jupiter-Pluto thinggy!!)
so what will I be doing at 4.13am? it starts with an S..
Sex?…Sleep?..Star-Magic? have a guess! Am giving away all my secrets in one post ya know.. 8-|
ps. below is an art work I painted using a graphics software 🙂

Jupiter conjuncts Venus – 13th Nov’2017

Jupiter & Venus are said to be the most beneficial planets of all..and they conjunct today at 08:15am (GMT / UT) in the sign of Scorpio.

Internet is buzzing with posts about observing this – here’s some clear info.

Jupiter & venus will be rising very close in the East at 5:58am GMT.   (if you are facing East, it will be to the right of East).   They will be very close to one another but the actual conjunction is at 8:15am.    So you might think you have from 5:58 am to 8,15am to watch this.  But No!     Sunrise (in London) is at 7:11am.  That’s also in the East and even before the sun rises..the light of brightening eastern horizon will start to be so string that compared to this pre-sunrise light, the little dots of Jupiter & venus will not be seen. (you don’t see stars in day time for same reason..  sunlight drowns it out!)

So to be safe, I’d say you have between 5.58am and about 6.30am   to spot the Venus & Jupiter conjunction.

Jupiter conjuncts venus 13nov2017.jpg


As you know Jupiter rules Sagittarius , and Venus rules  Taurus & Libra.  So people of these signs will have the biggest impact from this beneficial aspect.   Oh..and Scorpios…whose sign is where all this is happening.

To be honest..because 2 of the most beneficial planets are involved, everyone is going to be positively aided by this stellar blessings…if you are open, optimistic and willing to receive that (traits of sagittarius there!).

Check your own birth charts..and look at the spot of 7’32” Scorpio..  that’s where this is happening..  See what house that falls in..that’s the sector of your life that will feel gain the most from this..(ie health, self, wealth, work, romance, career, friends etc..).

Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse (31Jan’2018)

Another major astrology news..very excited to tell you that 31st January 2018 happens to be a Blue moon (2nd full moon in same calendar month) AND also a total Solar Eclipse in the sign of Leo.  More details & analysis/ forecasts will be added here in this same blog post so come back and check in a few weeks.

ps. the second Blue moon in 2018 occurs on 31st March 2018.  More on that and eclipses soon.

Please do share this news so magicians & ritualists can take full stellar advantage of this.

Stellar Blessings.    -Mani Navasothy

Blue moon & lunar eclipse 31 January 2018 (c) Mani N

Retrograde Planets in 2018 – important news

Dear all, some staggering news – In 2018, there will be a phase during which no less than  6 planets will be in retrograde motion!  Yikes.  That’s going to be one intense period (7th -18th August 2018).  Of course there are many other 5-planets / 4 planets retrograde periods also taking place.

As in years before, I have created an extensive infograpics !  (took me 3 hrs doing this manually working out data and creating the graphics!  So please ..if you share this, kindly give my blog a mention / credit).

And come back to THIS blog post, as I add more details & analysis of the retrograde motions/ dates/  forecasts.

Stellar Blessings

Mani Navasothy

ps.  In 2018, I will begin to offer my astrology chart / forecasting services to individuals

Astrology part 2: Jupiter enters Scorpio!

Major shift coming up (astrology forecast):

Jupiter enters Scorpio - Astrology forecast by Mani Navasothy

Jupiter is changing sign (after a year of being in Libra) and moving into Scorpio. That’s going to have a major impact on Scorpios & Sagittarians.. Librans will have enjoyed the positive influences, gifts and blessings that Jupiter (higher benefic) brings for a whole year.. And now it’s the turn for Scorpios to enjoy those benefits for the next 12 months 🙂

As for Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter- they will have felt the energies and qualities of Libra in their lives..striving for balance, harmony, beauty. But as Jupiter enters Scorpio…weelll.. Sagittarians are going to get all intense, go through some deep transformations, will be sorting out their powerbase, and generally gain authority and be in positions of power.. (if all that Saturn influences for the past 3 and a half years has been duly processed by them).

A little warning to others.. You know how you always are wary of Scorpios.. ? 😉 Well.. for the next year, give Sagittarians the same cautious respect..or you’ll find yourself in complex power & manipulative games you can not hope to win with them.. unless of course you are a Scorpio that is :-p

Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

Astrology forecast 1 (squares coming up)

Astro-Alert for next few days!!!

We have a number of squares taking place..and it may prove to be initially stressful..So just hold it together. Squares generally create energies and influences that can only be resolved by taking action, rather than holding it in.

Here’s a quick note on these.
1. Mercury in Libra -squares- Pluto in Capricorn (affects Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn).
2. Sun in Libra-squares-Pluto in Capricorn (affects Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn).
3. Mars in Virgo- squares-Saturn in Sagittarius (affects Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, sagittarius).

Although these zodiac signs are directly affected.. (because that’s where the planet is currently transiting through or those are the signs that are ruled by said planets), generally everyone is influenced by any aspects.. First rule of *astrology – everyone is influenced.


You’ll need to be aware of the following areas / aspects of your everyday lives..Bear in mind, in general,
-Mercury rules the mind & communications;
-Pluto is scorpionic and governs transformation, sex, intensity, power & control;
-Sun governs our whole being, soul, energy, health;
-Mars affects energy, masculine issues, new ventures, fights/ wars; and
-Saturn gives us hard lessons, governs long term stability, authority issues, shadows, fears, limitations.

*(ps. am not entering into debates here about if astrology is real or not.. That’s for you to decide..and discus elsewhere. I write these for those who belief and follow it..and can do with some advance notice).

There is also a major shift coming.. Jupiter is changing sign (after a year of being in Libra) and moving into Scorpio. More on that in another post:

Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy


Astro-Potential is High! (forecast on Venus, Sun, Mercury,Jupiter & Saturn transits this weekend)

Hi all.. following the Solar Eclipse, I’ve decided to be more regular with my astrology forecast blogs…starting with this one.  No long spiels…no fancy graphics..Just simple words of suggestions 🙂   here goes:

Yesterday,  retrograding Saturn went DIRECT in Sagittarius.   No doubt Capricorns (ruled by Saturn) and Sagittarians (where Saturn is transiting now) will be very relieved to hear it.  After all it’s been going on since early Apri’17.  This saturn-direct is a very good news indeed for all ..and especially for those 2 signs. If you’ve felt held in place and as if your nose was rubbed against matters you rather not have given attention to..  and learn what needs learning..  you’ll now feel released to forge ahead forward with inner strength and stability gained over last 4-5 months.

Today  (26th August’17) Venus (love, romance, luxury, arts & beauty) has arrived in the flamboyant sign of Leo (which recently hosted 2 consecutive new moons and a total Solar Eclipse to boot!);

This evening Sun conjuncts retrograde-Mercury (in Virgo) – which might be a sharpness of the mind and welcome relief under the otherwise mercury-retrograde period – a case of mind & self being as one.

Tomorrow there’s a very good Jupiter-Sextile-Saturn taking place – powers of widening horizons bending with long term stabilising influences of Saturn (added factor of Saturn actually being in the sign of Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter).

All in all.. it’s gotta be a good few days..after the recent disruptions..especially of the venus-squaring-with Uranus disruption that probably clouded everyone on all day Thursday?!

Now is a good time to catch up on roads not taken..and checking or laying foundations…for better futures.

be brave…make those decisions you are stalling on.. and take those steps…!!

-Mani Navasothy
(Mystic Mani – Magical Empowerment, Coaching & Consultancy)

Total SOLAR ECLIPSE- Monday 21st August 2017 (astronomy data & astrology charts & Eclipse Magic book offer)

We’ve already had the partial Lunar Eclipse a week and a half ago, and the counterpart ..  the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE occurs on this coming monday 21st August 2017.  (Eclipses always occur in pairs, separated by 2 weeks, and there are on average 2 pairs every year..).

I’ve downloaded the detailed Eclipse-diagram  from NASA website (Eclipse diagram/data (c) Fred Espenak – link at the bottom).

Total Solar Eclipse (21st August 2017) Details:

How long is this Eclipse?

Important point to remember is that, at any one location on the Earth, the actual Solar Eclipse is only visible for few minutes at most.   BUT it will be seen at different parts of the world at various times..  and at each part ..for slightly different duration.

Greatest Eclipse and its duration:

This is when the largest amount of the Sun is covered by the Moon..  and  takes place at 18:25 hrs  (Universal Time= GMT), and will be visible for 2min40sec, from a point in USA (Lat=26’58N.  Long=87’40 W).

Penumbral start & end of Eclipse:

There are two types of shadows formed by the Moon when it comes in front of the Sun..  ie the shadow that Earth Passes through.  Umbral shadow is the darkest part, where from under it, we see nothing of the Sun.  Penumbral shadow is a more lighter part, and we will see the Sun through it..

  • P1 : The Penumbral part of the eclipse will be first visible at  15:46 hrs   UT  (seen from pacific ocean at Sunrise).
  • P4:  The penumbral part of the Eclipse will be last visible at 21:04 hrs UT (seen from South America – before night falls locally there)

The Umbral  Eclipse data:

This is when the Sun is actually visibly blocked by a dark disc (Moon coming between us and the Sun).  In scientific  notations, we give this 4 sets of readings..  when it first starts (first contact/ start of Umbral Eclipse; 2nd contact;  when Eclipse begins to end; when final umbral eclipse fully ends.

  • U1 :  16:48 hrs UT
  • U2 :  16:49 hrs UT
  • Greatest Eclipse :  18:25 hrs UT
  • U3 :  20:01 hrs UT
  • U4 :  20:02 hrs UT

 NASA diagrams created/provided  by Fred Espanak, where all this data has been taken from:

Total Solar Eclipse 20th August 2017 - NASA diagram by Fred Espenak

Gif animation showing the visibility & times of the Total Solar Eclipse 21st August 2017 (by Fred Espenak of NASA)

Note:  The small dot at the centre is the exact location where the Total Eclipse can be seen at a particular time (Universal Time = GMT).   The larger grey/blue area shows the area from which penumbral eclipse can be seen at any particular time.  The dark sections of the Earth (on left and right) show the night time for those places.

Time: Remember all times are UT (Universal Time which is equivalent to Greenwich mean time).  so you must work out local time.  For example the dot first appears to the West of USA  (in Pacific Ocean area)  around 17:00hrs GMT..  This is actually sun-rise/ morning time for those who first see the Eclipse (if they were in the Pacific Ocean).


Visibility data for UK:

From these diagrams, you can ascertain that for us in United Kingdom, about 10% of this Eclipse will be visible around 19:00hrs GMT.

Astrology charts

Below is a general astrological chart I have created to show the positions of other planets & Zodiac signs, during the exact moment of this Total Solar Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 18:25hrs UT).

Total Solar Eclipse 21August2017 chart (c) Mani Navasothy

chart with houses Solar Eclipse 21august2017 placidus

-Mani Navasothy

If you are interested in doing Esoteric / ritual magical work / energy work, during the Eclipses, I have written a workbook (probably the world’s first book on Eclipse Magic).  here’s the link to buying it.

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