Astro-climate: Next 3 weeks of thrills, spills and Towers falling!
We are currently under a few powerful astrological transits involving the shocks & surprises planet Uranus…who is retrograding..! On Monday Venus trine Uranus. Today Mars-trine-Uranus. On Friday few hours before new moon in Virgo, Sun trines Uranus. Then on sunday Mercury trines Uranus (while Venus trines Saturn).
Next 2 week there’s a mixture of trines, oppositions and squares.. So these coming 3 weeks is going to rattle us all over the place.. This weeks’ Uranus aspects are all trines..positive..but Uranus is going retrograde. So I get the feeling of Towers falling.. !!
In the immediate moment, what surfaces might feel shocking and painful…but because the aspects are trines, I do believe that it’s all going to be necessary evil/ good..for a better future. Lance to boil sort of thing..
I started to feel tremors in my own life some week back..and certainly…in last few days.. (aspects seem to hit me a few days in advance…probably cos I try to get ahead as an astrologer but they get me anyway…or maybe it’s their way of alerting me.. by putting me through the ringer first.. And what happens is I slowly `stabilise’ and can then hold the fort..for all around me..or write stuff like this..).
I’ll try and give it time to write about each of those aspects coming up over next few weeks.. (come back to this same blog post- I’ll edit it with more specific details soon).
Author Teacher Wiccan High Priest
Shadows shitting & maladjusted Magicians dancing !!
(aka. get your head sorted before you do magic and hurt anyone).
Divorce, splits or separations are hard and emotionally chaotic for anyone. In my experience ..anything that ends badly has a fall out on friends and families connected to the people. More so for magical people connected to magical groups or communities. I’ve seen elders who have been together for decades and then split and one party gets all crazy and abusive….leaving the rest of us utterly shocked..!!
One such person was even heard to have said he suspected me as some opposing force and hell-bent on cursing me.. He possibly did.. There also followed (independently..or perhaps connected) some other nasty online bullying by other magical / pagan people I had known. It was not a happy time in my life.. Many things fell apart.. I almost lost my credibility…many communities…and much more. All I could do was appeal to my Gods for Justice.
Years later..I have heard that justice has been served.. All those who had bullied me at that phase of my life have had their lives unravelled.. Some fled the country on other issues. Some lost their acquired riches…some suffered splits…Some turned in on themselves and became shambolic.
They may have cursed me hastily..without knowing all the facts…that does not make them innocent! It makes them magically irresponsible and emotionally stupid. I on the other hand was the innocent who suffered,.and wisely I only appealed to my Gods.. I did no sit down and curse anyone in return. I would never risk that.. without knowing all the facts.
Before anyone gets all hot-up, let me say again.. that I did not do any magic. I live by magic.. and truly by my gods. I don’t pretend values and ideals like some do and get hypocritical behind the scenes ( like those people did). I merely spoke to my gods and called for Justice. Gods took their time..but justice was served.
I’ve learnt much since those days.. My own magical knowledge and skills has grown since my nappy-naive days of 2012. These days, anyone accusing me of anything should be very careful of what they are saying. Be sure of your facts.. Be equally sure of your own sanity.. Don’t go chasing shadows and project them on to me.. or anyone else. I do not take kindly to that kind of shit anymore. I follow my own ideals, heed my own gods, and warrior-priest codes. Am a Priest if you want my spiritual help. Am a warrior if you try to claw me down! Simple! (It took me decades to work this truth out..that I can be a Priest and a Warrior).
Another word of wisdom:
Too much magic without Earthly practical grounding can imbalance the mind. Your own Shadows will run amuck and grow and take you prisoner. You will loose your judgement. you will accuse others of taking sides ..rather than seeing others as trying to help a vulnerable 3rd party/ persons. You’ll see everyone who does not agree with you ..as `friend of your enemy’ … and if you are a (maladjusted) magician / witch/ wizard, you may even do some unkind / dangerous magic to attack someone else.. where by you are attacking an innocent individual…!
I say one thing for anyone falling down this kind of shadowy path – “Frack-off off and get your heads & hearts sorted.. ! And until you do, please take your selves off any public positions of authority you hold…”
Author Teacher Wicca-Priest
ps. recently an old Witch friend who is going through a messy split tried to draw me into their issues. It prompted me to write this. But the matter can also apply to other people in power / authoritative positions who are using their community platforms as personal propaganda platforms. Not cool!
Welcome to London Woodland Witches’ very own Pagan pub moot – a monthly social! Pagans of any path – wicca, witches, Druids, Heathens, Shamans- all are welcome.
Our meetup is growing..and is popular… and before major rituals and afterwards… we end up at the Woodmans pub..socialsing . We don’t get enough time to converse.. chat ..lounge about.. get to know one another more.. and form more friendships. And especially for some attendees, our rituals might not give enough of a moment to talk to us and others.
Then there’s the case of Wicca..and all the questions you ask me.. just before a ritual.. or during setting up altars.. or just when am packing up.. or just when am ..exhausted and have to run and get my last train!!
And I really love to be in a better position to answer your questions..!
After considering all this.. we are starting our very own Pub moot.. to give all of us and new comers plenty of time..to chat, socialise and even get some crazy magical plans and projects going..
we are currently not hiring the room..so it’s an open pub environment..
If it gets popular..we’ll think about that sort of thing.. It also means there’s no fee. We just gotta turn up.. grab a large table and seats and ait for more of you to arrive.. 🙂
And you have between 7pm to about 11pm to arrive and socialise…(and beyond..but organisers will leave around 11pm).
So just come along… bring some money for your own drinks.. (wine, beer, tea/ coffee, snacks, soft drinks, dinner, crisps – whatever you fancy buying at the pub for your self).
Meeting point (Woodman’s Pub) —-
address: 414 Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UA*
Meet in the heated patio area of the Pub. Usually by table 505 or 500.
Date : Thursday 5th September 2019
Duration: 7pm to 11pm
We look forward to seeing you
Love & Bright Blessings
-Mani & Louisa
Link to our meetup event for this London Woodland witches Moot – sept 2019
A friendly open meeting for all interested in the old Heathen beliefs of Scandinavia and Northern Europe.
The meeting opens at 2pm with all the usual chat about everything from food to religion to football! There will be a short talk and introduction at 3pm, followed by a seasonal ceremony starting about 3.45pm. This will be about 40 minutes after which we will continue the social side until about 7pm.
The meeting is held in an upstairs room with no wheelchair access. We are currently looking for a more convenient venue. There is a 2 pounds fee to cover hire of the room.
This moot is part of Hendon Heathens – and is held on the last Sunday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Includes a ceremony and occasional guest speaker.
Join Hendon Heathens (facebook) to keep updated with this moot and other events.
Short 3 min video clip of the Chariot procession in Wimbledon this morning.
I myself used to carry a mobile in my front trouser pocket or belt clip for over 10-12 years… and about 5-6 years ago went through the painful period of having cysts in my testicle. Sitting was painful, so was sexlife with my then partner. After much scan, vitamin C, some other herbal remedies, wearing loose comfortable trousers, and stop carrying mobile in my pockets (still do occasionally out of habit!), the cyst went away…(Thank heavens). But it was a wake up call. As a guy with a physics degree, I don’t need any more telling to know that anything that’s emitting any sort of Electromagnetic waves (EMF) that’s constantly bombarding my groin, belly and testicles is no good ..especially if i want to father children in the future.
I also realise ladies carry mobiles in bras. Men carry them in coat/ breast pockets. Those are close to heart, breasts.. The heart works on the control of our natural pacemaker..which sends short regular electric pulses to contract the heart. Do you really want to be bombarding it with additional EM radio waves that can interfere> And do you really want to cause cells in breasts to warp and cause mutations/ overgrowth…what we call Breast cancer?
So here we are… some simple safety precautions.. And for those who are a bit more esoteric, this blog pieces also has additional ideas.. like Crystals and Earthing works. But you don’t have to take all that.. Just do the simple obvious thing first.. keep mobiles many inches away from the body!
How To Shield Yourself From 5g
Since there’s little chance of a significant shift in how these types of technologies are tested and approved, the only thing we can do is prepare for the onslaught of radioactive frequencies. If we research like scientists and establish protective plans, we can mitigate EMFs and their effects on our health.
Here is a comprehensive list of how you can protect yourself:
PURCHASE EMF SHIELDS: Purchase an EMF shield, and continue to measure the levels of radiation within 100 feet of your home. Research all the consumer products in this category so that you can protect yourself as much as possible.
STAY EDUCATED: Continually educate yourself about the wireless industry and the global, governmental support of this insane endeavor.
TECH TIME-OUT: Refrain from using your cell phone for long periods of time, including never keeping your cell phone in your bedroom. If possible, keep your mobile devices five to ten feet away from you. When traveling with your cell phone, store it in an EMF protective bag.
BE PROACTIVE & STAY OUT OF FEAR: Remain positive and strong, and continue to improve your vibration through positive thinking, forgiveness, and with increased attention toward mental, emotional, and physical health.
LEARN TO GROW YOUR FOOD: Food born from our soil can improve our vibrations. Our vibrations are akin to electromagnetic fields because they birth fields of energy and light that inhabit and surround our bodies, which can protect us. Many enlightened masters have said that it is time for the pendulum to swing the other way, in that, we must learn to break our dependencies on manufactured food. We must learn to grow lettuce, potatoes, carrots, fruit, and more. Amma, The Hugging Saint, once said to me, “To start, learn to grow enough food for one day per week. Over time, you can learn to do more.”
LOVE: Focus on loving yourself and your family. Love has a profound effect on our health. It also can shield us from darkness, negative energy, and quite possibly, EMFs. Spiritual masters have been embodying love for centuries. A few examples include Jesus, Mother Mary, Buddha, Guanyin, Krishna, Amma (there have been many), Lau Tzu, Guru Nanak, Paramahansa Yogananda, and many more.
EAT SUNLIGHT: We often forget how powerful sunlight is for our health. In addition to Vitamin D, super powders and supergrasses can drastically improve our energy, immune systems, emotions, and overall health. They’re infused with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Try some of these and monitor how your physical and emotional bodies improve: Barley grass, Chlorella, Alfalfa herb, Wheatgrass, Moringa (drumstick/horseradish tree) and Spirulina. The nutrients found in these powerful foods can quickly improve our health and vibrations.
SUPERFOODS: Superfoods can quicken your healing and improve your body’s ability to protect itself. Here are some of the most nutrient-filled vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds on planet earth: kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, green tea, eggs, turmeric, garlic, ginger, lentils, peas, peanuts, alfalfa, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, kefir, yogurt, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and seaweed.
EARTHING: Spend at least two hours in the forest every week. Trees absorb our negative energies, improve our immune systems, and nourish our hearts and souls. Hugging a tree and walking barefoot in the woods can change your health, mind, attitude, thoughts, and intentions, and therefore, your current life-trajectory. Connecting with the earth in this way feeds our meridians and electromagnetic systems, which in turn can protect and empower us.
CRYSTALS: Consider purchasing Orgonite, which reportedly scatters electromagnetic fields and turns them into beneficial ones. Dr. Wilhelm Reich developed this unique composite. Elite Shungite is an equally powerful, EMF resistant stone. Crystals, gems, and stones are living beings. Talk to them, love them, infuse them with light – and they will do the same for you.
CHOOSE YOUR HOME WISELY: If possible, do not live near a cell tower or mini-station. Also, get involved in local politics so that you can learn about all of the potentially dangerous plans your city council has in store for you.
The above extract is from a blogpost I came across online.
Full link to this original article by Paul Wagner is here. https://www.gaia.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-from-5g-and-emf-radiation
Sacrifice of the King / John Barleycorn
“Here we stand at the edges of Lammas – time of Harvest of the corn. Time of enjoying the rewards of all our hard works so far. Time of celebration, and rejoicing for all the good that we already have.
It is also the time of the Harvest God. The seeds of the sacrificial Corn King must fall to the ground so that the land can be fertile again next year.. In farmlands, the first ear of corn from the first harvest is symbolically kept at this time, and ploughed into the land after winter.. the following year!
Why do you come? We ask the people gathering at Lammas.
`To Kill the King,’ people usually answer,
Why the Kill? The Harvest Queen will ask. `To feed the land..,’ the people will say.
`What feeds the land?’ Harvest Queen asks. King’s party answer: `The blood and Honour of the King’.
“Is the King pure of heart? Does the fire of courage run through his veins? And does he love the land?”
“Yes, yes, yes..!” King will reply.
And the Harvest Queen will say `Then the King is welcome!’
What then ensues is a ceremony, and at the end of which..the `King’ or rather John Barleycorn will kneel at the sacred altar, offering his energy to the land, and the Harvest Queen/ Goddess *symbolically* cuts him down!!! John Barleycorn’s body is covered up. Everyone praised his deeds and mourns his passing. Then he is resurrected. All then feast and celebrate the Harvest festival.
That’s the old fashioned traditional ceremony.
In these modern times, those old ways, custom and traditions..don’t quite work.. mainly because it’s very hard to find a true responsible, honourable King or Queen. Sad but it’s rare! And we are tired of making painful sacrifices.. again and again.. for the good of the people we love, while outsiders and power-mad villains and politicians benefit from our sacrifices!
For our Lammas ceremony, we have begun to make adaptations!
Do we have to be Jesus..or Odin.. over and over again?
Gone are the symbolic sacrifice of one Volunteer ritualist dressed up in corn and wheat and hay and looking like John Barlycorn. It’s not his responsibility to accept the projections of all of us..and be the symbolic sacrifice. Because we all do offer so many of our own sacrifices…day in day out.
What we want is release from all that… It’s all rather very `christian’ and we have to move on from that mindset …that we have to keep suffering in order for other people we love..to live happily..or even ourselves to live well in the future.
(I really don’t see millionaire bankers and corrupt politicians doing all that..do you?!)
So..what we do in our ritual is the following..
Magic-1: Personal sacrifice
In this first magic, You will acknowledge all your own painful personal sacrifices of the past – and let them go. Close your eyes…and be still.
In myth & legends, the concept of personal sacrifice occurs again and again. It is often coupled with some quest and a reward to gain something important.
-The Sacrifice of Odin / the God who hung upon the World Tree – was to gain the secrets and mysteries of the Runes.
-The sacrifice of the Corn King / Barley Corn is for harvest and to renew the energies of the land.
-And on the darker side, Hern sacrificed himself on a Windsor Oak tree, for vengeance and Justice.
Now think about your own lives. Think about your own struggles and challenges and quests, and the sacrifices you keep making..over and over.. again and again.. day after day… months..and months..year after year.
-Take a moment to think about these personal sacrifices..
-Have they produced the rewards?
-Have you got the results you were seeking? If not, why not?
Sometimes, more often, in order for magic to happen, you must let go..
For some new good to come in, the old must be sacrificed.
It must be a willing sacrifice.. You must willingly let go.
- Take a stone..any stone (that you are willing to loose or let go off). Hold it in your hands.
- Put the energies and memories of all your past personal sacrifices into this stone. Take your time. Remember all the key moments.. moments where you gave up something for the well-being or trade-off for something else…(and worse..found it didn’t happen anyway).
- Now go to some natural place- a woodland, a flowing stream, sea side, a deep lake.. And throw away this stone..
Magic-2: Power to Mankind (Mannaz rune)
Lammas is a time when the person in power for too long realises their time on the Throne must come to a natural end. They must step down and let the next good Ruler take that responsibility. In return the previous ruler can now enjoy personal time – and reel in the service he has given..
BUT there are those who would hold on to power longer for selfish reasons – the Dictators, Conspirators, Manipulators, selfish Kings, Queens, Rulers & corrupt Politicians.
When that happens, it’s the time for people to rise up and depose of those.
So this magic is about us empowering the people.. here and every where in all the lands.. all over the world!!
This work is simple- chant the rune that symbolises Mankind – `Mannaz’.
- Think of the power of ancient witches and wizards flowing to all the people in difficult circumstances..
- Let that power permeate all the people.
- Let the people of the world be strong and empowered, as you chant the Mannaz rune.
Note: The above are extracts from a community Lammas ritual that my ritual team and community have performed several times in past years, and will be doing so again in a few days at time of Lammas. Yesterday I was writing it all up (updated) yesterday, writing invocations to Harvest Goddess, and Harvest God. This morning I had a private Hindu ceremony of fire and purification. And then i thought…why not share this with everyone? So here I am..
On this Aquarius Full Moon night, we’ll be gathering for our monthly `TLC: Full Moon Ritual’ (Tamesa London Circle started in 2006). This particular ceremony honours Sekhmet the In 2013, we did a `submerging Sekhmet’ and last year in 2018, performed `Rise of Sekhmet’. So what follows now is the honouring of this great Lion Headed Egyptian Warrior Goddess – for her blessings of power and protection.
No prior knowledge or experiences of wicca or ritual magic is necessary for you to attend this. Just come with an open mind. Be friendly and non-intrusive. Connect with others, and join in the ceremony.
Magic: protection/ spellcraft:
On this full moon, once we invoke the powers of Sekhmet, we’ll be creating protection magic for us all – charms that you may take home for your own psychic and magical protection.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors). Organiser (Mani) & others will by the outdoor seats. We’ll walk down to the banks of Thames and do this ceremony. If you are late, just find the steps, walk down to river bank, and join us. We’re usually under the concrete over-hang/ sheltered space.
Thames & Tides:
Our rituals tale place on the actual river bank…just few meters away from the water. We organise these Thames-rituals after checking Port of London authority Thames Tide time tables.. to take place at low tide.. (At high tide the entire river bank is under many meters of water!!).
The steps are slippery. bank of Thames after previous tide will be full of new things and sharp objects. Take extreme care with your own health & safety. You are responsible for your safety.
**No children allowed**
**Unfortunately the location is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities**
What to bring:
• Please dress appropriate for weather! (we carry on Rituals regardless of weather).
• Please 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.
• a torchlight is a good idea. Feasting/ sharing food & Drinks:
After the ritual circle on the river bank is completed, some people leave for home. Others stay behind to socialise. We tend to go back up to street level, to the grassy green area outside Tate Modern Gallery and socialise/ share food & drinks.. If it’s raining, we just go to the nearby Pub within sight.
Link to meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/262984676/
“L is for lesbian, a girl who likes girls, the G is for gay, someone who likes the same gender, the B is for bisexual, a person who likes both or all genders, and the T is for transgender, a person who’s sex assigned at birth does not match their gender identity. For information on how to use these words it is always best to ask a person you know in one of these categories, and recognize that not everyone will agree with every definition or on what is alright and what is not. The full acronym, or at least the most complete one that I found, was LGBTQIAPD. That’s another whole 5 letters that need to be defined and discussed, and there may still yet be more.
The Q stands for questioning, which is kind of self-explanatory, or it can more commonly stand for queer. This, next to the word gay, is one of the most broad and used terms for the entire community as a whole. If you don’t want to say the whole acronym, or the abbreviated version, then simply saying ‘queer’ is fine in most cases. However, this is one of those words that has been reclaimed. This means that it used to be a slur that invoked violence and very negative connotations, and used to be a very harsh insult. In general people in the community have reclaimed it and don’t see the usage of it as a problem, but older members of the community may still see it as a slur and would prefer it not to be used. This should be respected, and if someone tells you not to use it then you should never use it around them if at all. People have many different opinions on this word, so take the word of the people around you rather than this article if the opinions conflict. This is a general rule.
I stands for intersex. This is a biological sex similar to male or female, but cannot be categorized into either of those. It is not necessarily a gender identity, but rather something that is assigned at birth. This happens when sex characteristics don’t line up perfectly, and may have mixtures of both male-typical and female-typical anatomy. Besides anatomy, people can also have mixed up chromosomes, which people don’t get tested for unless there is an actual problem. This means that anyone could be intersex and live their whole lives without knowing it, which happens surprisingly often. The term for intersex used to be hermaphrodite, but this has fallen out of fashion for being offensive and inaccurate. Hermaphrodite means that a person is born both fully male and fully female. The sad thing is that if a baby is born obviously intersex, doctors will oftentimes perform surgery to ‘correct’ them, and this can cause lasting issues for the child both medically and mentally. It’s especially terrible if the child turns out not to identify with the sex they were medically altered to be.
The A in the acronym stands for asexual. It can also stand for aromantic or agender, but something that it does not stand for is ally. Allies are not a part of the community, and shouldn’t call themselves so, because they are straight and cisgender. Anyways, being asexual is to experience no sexual attraction to any gender. If you are straight or gay, for example if you are a straight girl, consider how you aren’t attracted to girls and what this feels like. This is how asexual people feel, just with all genders. It doesn’t mean that they are celibate, it doesn’t mean they can’t have relationships or fall in love, and it doesn’t mean that they will die sad and alone. Another important thing to note is that asexual is not a gender, as is, for some reason, a common misunderstanding. Asexual is often paired with aromantic, which is a romantic orientation. Romantic orientations were first explored with asexual people, because sometimes it is possible that a person will have no sexual attraction but will have romantic attraction. So an asexual person can be asexual and also biromantic, for example, if they are romantically attracted to multiple genders. However, many asexual people are also aromantic, which means they also don’t experience romantic attraction at all. Agender, mentioned earlier, is a gender identity that means basically having no gender, feeling like neither a boy or a girl, and not leaning in any way towards either.
The P stands for pansexual. The latin prefix ‘pan’ means all, so this orientation means that a person is attracted to all genders. From my understanding, it is a more modernized way of saying bisexual, acknowledging that there are more than two genders. However, many people choose to identify themselves as bisexual, either because they are only attracted to two genders or don’t want to go through the trouble of explaining what pansexual is every time they come out. Many people use this to mean they are attracted to people’s personalities, regardless of what they look like or what gender they are. The P can also stand for polysexual, which is when a person is attracted to more than one gender, but not all genders. Since there are many genders, being polysexual is not hard as people don’t have to be attracted to all genders.
The D stands for demisexual. This sexuality is kind of similar to being asexual, in that there is generally not a lot of sexual attraction. However, it is different in that attraction can develop over time, but before a strong platonic connection is formed there just isn’t any. This can be after two people have become close friends, and a demisexual person might suddenly develop attraction. A demisexual person wouldn’t look at strangers, for example, and become attracted to people in the way many others do. People can also be demiromantic, and have that paired with any other sexual orientation.”