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
AstroAlert : Next 2-4 weeks of Lows & Highs.. Stresses & Joys ! (6th Oct- 31st Oct). Warning ..am not pulling my astro-punches or soft peddling this. So here we go.
Early tomorrow (7th oct) Mercury opposes Uranus. May be stressful for Gemini and Aquarius.. also secondary stress for Scorpios (as mercury in Scorpio. ..) and to Taurus. Then on Friday (9th) afternoon Mars squares Pluto. .Aries, Scorpios, and Capricorns will be feeling very intense and afflicted by that. So between this evening to close of Friday it’s going to be difficult. Sadly that’s not all.
Here are other difficult aspects and signs affected by them.. (ie the signs ruled by those planets).
On 11th.. sun squares Jupiter (Leo, Sagittarius).
On 14th Mercury retrograde starts (for 3 weeks till 3rd November… Affects Gemini and Scorpios). Same day, Sun opposes Mars (Leo Aries).
On 18th. Double stress ..sun square Saturn (Leo capricorn) & Venus opposite Neptune (Taurus library Pisces ), -On 19th Mars- squares- Jupiter 🙁 Not a good one for Aries, Sagittarians..or any of us.. as 2 fiery planets are wrangling. It’s like fuse in a tank of gas! (on the same day there’s a very good Venus/Jupiter aspect, and hopefully that will ease the tensions and avoid the explosion.. or channel it into a passionate time.. rather than a destructive one).
On 20th. Retro-Mercury opposes Uranus (2nd time .. .because of retrograde motion). [Generally 17th to 20th is a build up if stressful energy).
31st – Full moon in Taurus… and also a stressful Sun opposition to Uranus. (Leos, Aquarians will have to endure some stress and reach compromises.. or this will be just too damn disruptive). After 20th. No major stressful aspects for 10 days (thank god ) but full moon on 31st will intensify everything as we head closer to that. There’s also Yes it’s `blue moon’ – 2nd full moon in same month. That’s just psychological.. as astrologically it has no relevance.
So basically next 14 days is just hard, mad, bad ..and sad. I’d say, keep the Faith. Stay calm. Don’t over react . Don’t make fast decisions. Slow it down and process issues and trust that it will be all fine ..This after all is really what being tested in our faith is all about. 💚💫
Now for some GOOD NEWS : 🙂 (Do I ever just give you bad news?)
There are good powerful positive aspects going on too.. -On 11th, Venus trines Uranus (Good for Taureans, Libras, Aquarians, and for Virgos). -On 12th, Jupiter sextles Neptune (3rd time this year).. Brilliant for Sagittarians, Pisceans, Capricorn. On the Same day, Mercury sextiles Venus (more good stuff for Gemini, Taureans, Libras). -On 13th Mars has closest approach to Earth (Mars currently retrograding).. Might be just intense…but that fiery energy can be put to good creative use! -On 19th – Venus trines Jupiter ( good for Taurus, Libra & Sagittarians.. These are 2 most beneficial planets forming a most beneficial aspect. Its good for everyone.. (but bear in mind on that day a mars-square-Jupiter also going on and next day Mercury opposes Uranus.. so those other stresses might `seem’ to cloud the positive.. Just tune into the positive.. don’t get lost in the negative and loose a brilliant opportunity for harnessing the venus-jupiter energy! -On 21st, Venus -trines Pluto.. and its after the 2 weeks of stress.. so that’s going to be welcoming energy of love, power, healing, transformations, passions 😉 -On 24th, Venus trines Saturn.. Oh my. Again. Love, friendships & relationships, artistry, long term stability are highlighted. Bear in mind Saturn only recently went direct ( after months of giving us retrograde trouble).. So now this is starting to heal, fix and strengthen matters. -On 25th, Sun conjuncts retro-Mercury. In many ways that’s going to be positive. old issues might have positive changes, approaches or resolutions. [Generally 24/25th have good energies overall].
With so much going on.. and October being sandwiched between 2 Full moons, and the coming of a full moon-Samhain.. heads and hearts are spinning wildly and chaotically.. day to day..!
One suggestion is to focus on your spirituality, go deep, clear out doubts and dross. Focus on Creativity and use the dynamic energies being stirred up by all the aspects.. rather than let them become destructive. We must Keep working on healing our selves, not let the Devil (shadows & fears) in us dance with inflated ego as its dancing partner. Strengthen our core.. Otherwise, we just get buffeted by everyday winds storms and shit.. and be loose our minds and keep old emotional wounds alive .. It does not serve anyone or the future.
I often talk about Faith.. Doesn’t matter what God or goddess you honour and worship. Sometimes the strength is in just surrendering to the divine.. with prayer and worship.. and calling on trusted energies like Angels.. They all help.
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.
Dates of Planetary Retrogrades 2020
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)
9th September (28’08” Aries) – 14th November (15’14” Aries)
13th May ( 21’50” Gemini) – 25th June (5’20” Gemini)
14th May (27’14” Capricorn) – 13th September (17’24” Capricorn)
11th May (1’57” Aquarius) – 29th September (25’20” Capricorn)
23rd June (20’58” Pisces) – 29th November (18’10” Pisces)
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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).
Here are Full moon & New / Dark moon dates for 2020. All times are local British Times. (ie all are Winter/ summer time adjusted). There is a Blue moon on 31st October 2020 (Samhain/ Halloween night!!! yikes ). I’ll be adding astrology details of signs/ degrees for each of these soon. Book mark and check back.. Thanks. Blessings. – Mani
ALL Times are LOCAL British Times
Full moon -10 January 2020 19:21 hrs (20′ Cancer 00″)
New moon -24 January 2020 21:42 ( 4′ 22″Aquarius)
Full moon -9 February 2020 07:33 hrs ( 20′ 00″ Leo)
New moon -23 February 2020 15:32 hrs (4′ 29″ Pisces)
Full moon -(Supermoon) 9 March 2020 17:48 hrs ( 19′ 37″ Virgo)
New moon -24 March 2020 09:28 hrs ( 4′ 12″ Aries )
Full moon -(Supermoon) 8 April 2020 03:35 hrs BST – (18’44” Libra)
New moon -23 April 2020 03:26 hrs BST – ( 3’24” Taurus)
Full moon -7 May 2020 11:45 hrs BST – ( 17’20” Scorpio )
New moon -22 May 2020 18:39 hrs BST – ( 2’05” Gemini)
Full moon -5 June 2020 20:12 hrs BST – ( 15’34” Sagittarius)
New moon -21 June 2020 07:41 hrs BST – ( 0’21” Cancer)
Full moon -5 July 2020 05:44 hrs BST – ( 13’38” Capricorn)
Indigo Moon New moon- 20 July 2020 18:33 hrs BST – (28’27” Cancer)
Full moon- 3 August 2020 16:59 hrs BST – (11’46” Aquarius)
New moon -19 August 2020 03:42 hrs BST – (26’35” Leo)
Full moon- 2 September 2020 06:22 hrs BSt – ( 10’12” Pisces)
New moon- 17 September 2020 12:00 hrs BST – (25’01” Virgo )
Full moon -1 October 2020 22:05 hrs BST – (9’09” Aries)
New moon- 16 October 2020 20:31 hrs BST – (23’53” Libra)
Full (Blue) moon -31 October 2020 14:49 hrs – ( 8’38” Taurus)
New moon- 15 November 2020 05:07 hrs – ( 23’18” Scorpio )
Full moon -30 November 2020 09:30 hrs – (8’38” Gemini )
New moon- 14 December 2020 16:187 hrs – (23’08” Sagittarius )
Full moon- 30 December 2020 03:28 hrs – (8’53” Cancer)