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Lunar Occultations of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury in 2012

Graphics showing Lunar Occultation of Jupiter

What’s an occultation?  Well, in astrological realms, it means the covering of a planet by the Moon!  Consider a Solar Eclipse – this is when the Sun is blocked by the Moon (as we view it from Earth).  A lunar Occultation of..say Jupiter, is when the planet Jupiter is blocked (eclipsed briefly) by the Moon!  Jupiter can be seen by the naked eye on a clear night, at certain months of the year, and sometimes the moon passes in front of it. .

Occultations occur for other planets in our Solar system too. Mars, Venus & Mercury are the other planets more likely to be occulted by the moon.

Up till May 2012, no such lunar occultations of any planets had taken place – except the Solar Eclipse on 20th May’12.

Then on 17th June, we have had a Jupiter occultation!   There are further Jupiter occultations in July, August, September, October, November (2 in this month), and December.  That’s quite an occurrence – at least once a month!

In addition, there are also 4 Occultations of Mercury,  1 Mars occultation and 1 Venus occultation.

Here’s a full list of all such planetary Occultations in 2012.

  • 17 June  -Jupiter
  • 15 July- Jupiter
  • 20 July – Mercury
  • 13 Aug – Venus
  • 11 Aug – Jupiter
  • 8 Sept- Jupiter
  • 19 Sept- Mars
  • 5 Oct- Jupiter
  • 17 Oct -Mercury
  • 2 Nov- Jupiter (1st)
  • 13 Nov – Solar Eclipse
  • 14 Nov – Mercury
  • 29 Nov – Jupiter  (2nd in Nov)
  • 12 Dec -Mercury
  • 26/12- Jupiter

Magical work at Occultations:

Well, to do any sort of spiritual or magical works at these events, we’d need to look at the symbology and associations of each planet involved, and compare them to the symbology of the moon.  Many of these occultations happen when the moon is not full..   but nevertheless, it is still about what sign an occultation is taking place (afects that sun-sign born people mainly), which planet is occulted (aftects the sun-signs ruled by that planet.. ie Jupiter rules Sagittarius), and working out intuitively which qualities and energies of the moon either amplify, filter, or temporarily block those qualities.  In my view, if its a growing moon that is occulting a planet, it will have the moon quality amplifying and beginning to over-take or over-shadow that planet’s own energies…and so on.

These can all be used very much like the works in Eclipse Magic (of the Sun and Moon). But effectively, we can think of these a `Eclipse of Jupiter, Eclipse of Mars, Eclipse of Venus or Eclipse of Moon.

I’ll be producing a supplementary booklet on working with planetary Occultations, to go with the Eclipse Magic Workbook (see blog entry).   soon. (will be available free to all those who purchase the Eclipse magic workbook from 13th July’12 onwards.  (The supplementary booklet will be sent by separate e-mail).

-Mani

My Quantum-magical work & Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Hi all,

as ya know ..am a big science geek at heart! 🙂  And ever since I accidentally read Paul Davie’s book on Quantum / Particles (in my Advanced Level days at school.. 1988-ish) I have been hooked on the wonder of it all..  It’s one reason I had a `last minute change of heart’ from studying Engineering at Uni and going for Physics (applied to Oxford Uni…didn’t get A/L grades, so went for King’s College London (Uni) and finally finished the degree at Birkbeck College (thank Birkbeck for giving me a last chance!)

Part of my quantum-magical work (reality shifts) involved image-magic like this.

Some years ago, in my early `pagan awakening years’  I was at a Witchfest Event in Croydon Fairfields Hall (around 2003-4?) and gave a talk entitled `Quantum Magic’.  I thought I’d be lucky to get 3-4 people in my talk.  But the room was packed with about 30+ people..!   The talk then focused around how us Science-interested magicians can use those ideas in our magical work.. !   People who were chemists, engineers and others listened to my talk. They said we should explore more.  So I set up a yahoo e-group for it.  Nothing much came of it, and I deleted that group.   (then in 2004, I had differences of opinions with Witchfest organiser and left that community…).

But my interest in this field – both scientifically and magically has continued privately…in reading latest science journals, and using them in my own magical works. I think only 2 people knew what I was upto..  my sister , and a non-pagan friend in the civil service where I used to work (till 2004?).

About 2-3 years ago, at a Beltane Bash festival in London, I gave a new talk called `The God Particle’.. explaining how the mysteries of science is where us magicians can pluck ideas and manifest our magic! I touched on dark matter & dark energy as potential carriers or links to even psychic energies / powers.  The idea being, if there are these elusive quantum-particles’ that carry various known forces, and rest of the force-fields are speculated and assigned hitherto undiscovered particles, there exists the possibility that similar ones may exist for carrying psychic forces or energies..  The fact that quantum mechanics suggests that observation affects results and position/location of particles ..to me suggests processes very similar to magic.. where the Will of the person affects outcome!!

Few years ago I became more serious about it all..  and started having the idea of writing it all down.  I called it, `Quantum Magic’ of course 🙂  Even this blog `QuantumPhoenix.net‘  is an echo of my old username in an old pagan forum (Witchcraft.org run by Children of Artemis).

The book has been planned for release later in 2012, around the next set of Eclipses (as this first set of Eclipses in 2012 saw the launch of  my book on other major personal work, `Eclipse Magic workbook’.

And so when I heard..few days ago (4th July’12) that the Higgs Boson had indeed been discovered (or rather statistical evidence for it has been confirmed to the highest certainty possible within experimental error parameters!)..I knew we have turned a corner..  not just for Science all over the Earth.. but on esoteric levels too.   It is a sign that I personally have been `intuitively’ waiting for.

A word on this science-magic/religion conflict. No doubt many Scientists would distance themselves from others who believe in magic. But truth is, many Scientists who have given fantastic theories ..have all had some sort of esoteric or spiritual belief systems. Richard Feynman tended to spend time with tribes, playing his bongos; Einstein enjoyed travelling on light-beams (creative visualisation) that led to him developing his theories.. Benzene ring came about because the Chemist in question was day-dreaming of snakes that suddenly ate it’s own tail!!

So, never mind the fact that Cern announced it on 4th July (US independence day!) That’s political synchronicity 🙂  That this announcement comes just after a recent uranus-square-pluto  &  jupiter-square-neptune aspects astrologically (both point to radical changes, innovation, technological jump, elusiveness, fluidic matters etc)- is pure magic to me!

-Mani Navasothy  (Physicist & Magician)

Quantum Magic – book by Mani Navasothy

Quantum Magic - book by Mani Navasothy

Quantum Magic – Book by Manivannan Navasothy.
Coming soon.

Pagan Pride PARADE in streets of London

This is a video mini-documentary filmed at last year’s pagan parade in London (Holborn) – an annual event that is no win its 18th year (previously organised by Jeanette Ellis who ran the Beltane Bash & Halloween festivals). Selina filmed and edited this, and I added the educational captions and annotations – explaining the use of masks, purpose magic etc.
This year’s parade is taking place on Sunday 24th June (in a few days). It assembles at Red Lion Square (Holborn) just outside Conway Hall, at 12noon, and will process through nearby streets, past British Museum, and end at a nearby park, where the fountain is…for a picnic. Being organised by the Atlantis Bookshop in London (oldest occult bookshop in London).

Hope to see pagans add friends there.
-Mani

Midsummer & Stonehenge Conflicts

The Sun’s entered the zodiac sign of Cancer..  11.09pm GM on 20th June..  which is 00:09 hrs on 21st June (British Summer Time).

Happy Solstice wishes to all.

These pictures were taken last year, when I went to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice, with my wife April and close pal Marcus. What struck us was the sheer amount of rubbish people were throwing about..  which came to light..once  the mass of crowds had greeted the Sun!

At the entrance, more or less each person is given a bin bag. And yet, out of the 20,000 or more people who turn up, probably about a handful of them actually keep the place tidy, and put rubbish in bin bags.  For our part, April, Marcus & I went around picking rubbish and filling almost 20+ bags, along with the `hired help’ who were also beginning to tidy up after Sun-rise.

Beer cans, bits of food, crisp bags, cigarette buts, plastic bags, glass bottles, clothing items..gooey stuff…you name it..it was all there!  How utterly disgusting!!  We had no gloves, yet were doing our best.

What’s mind boggling is, for 363 of the days of the year, English Heritage keeps the stones off-limits to all people, except those who pay hundreds to hire it in the early hours or late hours – before or after tourist times- for small group personal ceremonies.  No fires, incense, candles…not even flowers are allowed – lest they hard and erode the stones…in those private hires.  Yet, at Summer and Winter Solstices, thousands of people turn up and totally and utterly ABUSE the stones..  from sanding on top to throwing disgusting and dangerous rubbish. And the rest of us – who hold Stonehenge sacred – just have to watch in horror and despair.

Free access to he stones is something people fight for – `It’s our right’ many say. But the English Heritage is trying to protect a `world heritage site’- that is thousands of years old. They oblige the campaigns of pressure groups, Druids, pagans and New Agers – and open it up in a limited basis. And thousands abuse and destroy the stones in that shot window.

I recall, few years ago, when I first saw the horror of the rubbish, and ill-treatment of the place, that I went around the 4 Quarters, and did a `banishing & closing’ energy work. I actually wanted Stonehenge to be closed for public. But the following year, I felt the errors of my despaired and angered emotions, and did a grounding (not that in between anything changed).  I am now just neutral.  Yes, the Stones have been here for thousands of years, and yes hey were sacred and people did magical and spiritual works there..  but perhaps they have had their time…and now Stonehenge wants to truly fall apart, rot and be gone – and so the stones have brought about this  themselves?   Yeah, I know…funny way of looking at it..   – The Stones want to commit Euthanasia.

I’ve been lucky – I’ve been to Stonehenge on a few private early morning gatherings – a wiccan coven ritual, a handfasting.. and so on. And I”ve been to the mass gatherings of winter solstice and a few summer solstices too.

Sometimes we can’t deal with impending loss – of elderly grandparents about to die, or sacred trees slowly dying, or stone circles – that are being ll treated and will fall very soon.. And when we feel that way, sometimes, we cut ourselves off those things that are dear to our hearts – it’s a way of self-preservation …for us!  

And maybe I am going through that now..for the Stonehenge.

My best memory of it-  in the middle of clearing all that rubbish, right in the midst of trampling  drunken abusive condescending crowds, I saw a small bunny rabbit hiding right under the central (fallen) altar stone. I smiled, wished it well and safety..and went on. I know it would have stayed safe, and would have come out, once all the 20,000 of us have left!

Those stones will fall..and become rubble, dust to dust, and grass and bushes and moss will grow..  Nature will win!

Bright Summer Solstice wishes

-Mani

Eclipse Magic Workbook – NOW PUBLISHED

Author of “Eclipse Magic Workbook” Manivannan Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest and founder of http://www.EclipseMagic.co.uk, in this book shows you step-by-step how to understand the uniqueness of Eclipse energies, their untapped hidden powers that could be used to develop your psychic powers, and offers you instructional tools to increase your magical receptivity, healing and balancing, accelerating your dream attainments, and many more personally useful methods, techniques, tools, tips, as well as safety considerations and your future eclipse preparatory work.

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Note (22Dec’12): This book is available on Amazon Kindle and also in my website www.EclipseMagic.co.uk

-Mani Navasothy

 

Interview with an Eclipse-Magician

Here’s a 11 min video interview that I filmed for explaining the basics of Eclipse Magic, and giving 3 important tips.

The annular Solar Eclipse is today (20th May’12) at 11.47pm (GMT). in the sign of Gemini.

My e-book `Eclipse Magic workbook’ has 70+ pages of core ideas, tasks and exercises to get any interested person doing this magical work. Launch price is £14.00 only.
-Mani Navasothy.

Note (22Dec’12): This eBook is now available on Amazon Kindle for $9.99  (visit my amazon author page)

Fears & Phobias of Eclipses

As we head towards an annular Solar Eclipse on 20th May, and then a lunar eclipse on the 4th of June, 2012, I am aware that there are many people in the world – of certain religions – for whom this is a time of  fear and trepidation!

For example, Hindu scriptures of ancient times, advise people not to eat or drink anything for the actual duration of any eclipses.  In the case of Solar eclipses, this is usually few minutes, but I remember from my own (Hindu) childhood days back in Sri Lanka, how long the lunar eclipses used to take, and how my grandmother used to say not to eat anything.

In fact I recall that we were not even allowed to look at a Lunar eclipse at night – directly- and had to look at its reflection in a bowl of water!  Yes, Solar eclipses should never be looked upon with naked eyes ) nothing short of high strength welders glass is safe!). That’s the Science. But not even scientists worry about lunar eclipses damaging people’s eye sights!

Then there’s the other fact that quite often, Indian astrologers (and others) have predicted violence and all sorts of turmoil across the world after eclipses. (They did for the triple eclipses in same month, last year. But no such major world unrest came to pass, apart from the usual middle-eastern wars, and a number of long term dictators or terrorist leaders being `captured, killed or taken down’!

It’s well known that in certain cultures, pregnant women are advised to stay indoors and avoid looking at Eclipses, to prevent their babies developing defects. Such cultures seem to advise prayers, fasting and ritual bathing, particularly in holy rivers.

Recently, this month, in the United Kingdom, Channel 4 television broadcast  – as part of their `Body Shock’ series – the plight of a 6 year old Colombia boy called Deider, who had a mole on his back so large that it was like a `shell’ and he was nick-named the `Turtle boy’ by some prejudiced people of his community. Those people had also held the belief that during pregnancy, Deider’s mother had one day gone to get the washing from the cloths line, and happen to have accidentally witnessed a full solar eclipse – which according to her culture’s beliefs would result in exposed mothers giving birth to disfigured babies. (Good news is various medical surgeons have operated on the boy and removed the large mole, so he now leads a normal life).

I do not know if my mother was exposed to Eclipse light when she was pregnant with me. But I do remember that when I was young, my father took me out to show me a solar eclipse, by holding some strong filters (film negatives).  This is not sufficient at all – by the way, and never should be tried !  The same one, we watched via a reflection being projected on to an inside wall.

In one of his books.  the late Issac Assimov – a brilliant Science-fiction writer- write a story called `Nightfall’  and later expanded it as a full novel. It depicts an alternate human society in another planet, where they had not witnessed a Solar Eclipse for centuries. There are religious classes and scientists amongst them, and the novel explores the panic, preparations and unravelling of a whole society, when they face their first ever eclipse! It was very much an end of the world scenario. (which is something we ourselves supposedly face at the end of 2012! That’s another matter).
In my view, Hindu culture – one of the oldest religions of the world (12,000 yrs or more) – does have very good vedic astrological techniques that seem to be highly accurate in its predictive powers. So there may well be some truth in avoiding drinking or eating food, especially when it says Eclipse is better for cleansing, forgiving, prayers and meditative work. As far as science is concerned, there is absolutely no reason why eclipses – solar or lunar – should be feared by anyone!  Our Sun & Moon have been getting eclipsed several times, every year, for as long as they have been in existence. I imagine a sudden blockage of the Sun in the middle of the day would alarm any primitive life form – birds, animals and members of neolithic tribes. For Sun worshiping cultures like the ancient Aztecs & Mayas of the South americas, eclipses would have had terrible and intense meanings. But I also imagine they would have worked out the stellar patterns and learnt to forecast when it would occur.

 

I have been drawn to Eclipses, and been doing all sorts of magical works during and based on eclipses – for a good 15 years now. I personally see them as comic accelerators, and course-correctors. A recent magical work with my partner during an eclipse started to produce such noticeable behavioural changes between us, that any lingering doubts as to the power of eclipses is far gone- from my mind. Which was one reason I began to write it all in a book, `Eclipse Magic’.

As far as fears and phobias are concerned – on eclipses – it had never really occurred to me to fear them.

-Mani Navasothy (Astrologer, Esoteric Tutor, Author)

Ps.   Learn to do Eclipse Magical work – accelerate or course-correct life issues, cleanse, recharge and balance the forces of Sun & Moon in your life..       Visit Eclipse Magic  website for free resources and video & webinar tutorials.  FREE DOWNLOAD - How to do Eclipse Magic- Beginners Guide (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

How I made the video: `Solar Eclipse 2012 – StarGate opening’

One of the key magical works that I have been doing personally and developing over the last decade…is working with cosmic portals & gateways.. Well, that’;s what I have been calling it ..until now.. the concepts and imagery for these portals have been quite abstract and intuitive in my mind- psyche. It is only when it comes to writing about it, and teaching it to others that made me think `how can I put this in a better way’? And suddenly I saw a photo of an annular eclipse, and the writing was literally in the Stars. So this video was made to `show ow people exactly what the Star Gate in eclipse magic looks like 🙂

By the way, the `sound track’ for this was entirely created by me..   It’s actually a bit of drumming and a set of small bells. I fed that through a music editing software, adding echo, time-stretch, flanger etc..   and kept  treating it..till it sounded like this.    I was going for some sort of space- eerie music with a twinge of horns or a a `giant’ feel..

Ps. It will be great to hear views from other people who make videos / edit / do graphics / mix sound etc. All graphics used here was done by me.. (for animations, I was feeding frames into windows movie maker..  🙂

Visit website Eclipse Magic for more info 🙂

-Mani

Eclipse Magic workbook – teaser video

Here’s a new style video I’ve learnt to make- my first ever attempt at doing a `movie teaser’ style video. Graphics used have appeared in Eclipse Magic webinar (held in November 2011). The music was purchased (royalty free license). After trawling through 2 hours of samples, I picked this one.. because of the `News Flash’ feel.. and the high energy fun atmosphere 🙂
There’s another video already made.. I’ll link that in another post. Enjoy the video..and the music.
-Mani

ps. Here’s the blurb for the upcoming `Eclipse Magic workbook’ .

Every year, there are at least 2 pairs of Eclipses taking place!  We all live through Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and yet few magicians ride the magical currents of Eclipses –  opportunities for doing powerful  magical or psychic work that can be life-changing.Next Solar Eclipse occurs on 20th May, and the lunar one on 4th June.   Learn how to use their science & magic to stellar engineer your life!

This is a world 1st book on Eclipse magic – written by Mani Navasothy, Astrologer, Wiccan High Priest, Psychologist and a Physicist, and above all – a secret practitioner of Eclipse-Magic for over a decade.  The time is now – for sharing that real, personal, experiential knowledge!!   visit www.EclipseMagic.co.uk to find out more!