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Woodland Mid-Winter Ritual & Yule Celebrations 2018

“Winter approaches.. nights are long. Day light is short. And in the deep caverns below the Earth, the great Goddess gives birth to the Sun-Child! We gather to mark this sacred event and celebrate Winter Solstice”.
Out ritual Team will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual – ie with elements calling, chants, magical work and so on.
Woodland witches Yule 2018- stars version
meetup event link:
*** Fee: £5/ £3 (Concessions) ***
Date : Saturday 22nd December 2018
Queen’s Woods (gather at Woodman’s pub first)
Meeting point: ——–
Gather in the Garden/patio area of `The Woodman’s pub’ from 2pm. You’ll be led to woodland spot for ritual at 2.30pm.
Duration : ————-
2pm to 6pm.
Magical behaviour———–
**From the moment you arrive at sacred space in woods, you are kindly asked to observe stillness and reverence throughout the ceremony. All willing are expected to participate – during which moments, you are asked to be calm and not disruptive of their inner-work. **
Magical Safety ————-
** Once Circle is cast, we do not allow anyone to enter the sacred space..or leave without an appointed Priest/Priestess opening a doorway in the circle. If you arrive late or must leave at any point, please seek the appointed Priest/Priestess for this. Please do not Crash the circle – as it can cause magical weakness for the whole ritual and let outside energies enter or leak our own built up energy**
RITUAL items to bring:———-
– Your ritual cloths/ robes/ cloaks
– Staff / wands / antlers / tribal masks
– Drums & musical instruments
– Lanterns / candles / lighter
– Crystals / runes / divination tools
-Poetry / invocations (learnt or to read)
-All Pagans of any spiritual are welcome..
** This event is NOT suitable for children.**
What to bring/ Food & drinks to share ——————-
-Home made/ baked items are exceptionally welcome (Bread, cakes, buns, salads, soup, pre-cooked potatoes).
-Wine & Mead are popular for the pre-ritual social and for feasting & socials afterwards!
– shop-bought items (sausage rolls, short-eats).
-Cheese / ham/ butter/ crisps/ dips
-Chicken (cooked pieces)
– Water / soft drinks/ tea & coffee in flasks
-vegetarian food/ vegan food
(Basically any items that add towards a sensible feast/ meal).
Cutlery etc: Plastic cups, paper plates, forks & knives, spare bags (to pack items not eaten), bin bags – we usually bring these. But if you can bring some too – that will be good.
Torch light – Some evening gatherings finish in dark. So a torch light helps to find things when tidying up & packing.
Seating : Folding seats / ground sheet ( for your self to sit on) – optional.
**wear sensible outdoor cloths***.
Bright Blessings
-Niall, Mani & The Woodland Witches Ritual Team

Autumn/ Samhain/ Winter 2018 Seasonal rituals coming up

Hi all..   Am organizing the following seasonal festivities in the woods as usual.  Just click the links/ pictures  to visit the relevant events under my `London woodland witches’ meetup events.   Bright Blessings. -Mani


Autumn Equinox: Ritual & Seasonal Gathering 2018  (saturday 22nd September 2018)

Woodland witches Autumn eqx 2018


Samhain 2018 – Woodland Witches Ritual & Halloween Gathering (Sunday 28th October 2018)

Woodland witches Samhain 2018- sunday28th


Woodland Mid-Winter Ritual & Yule Celebrations – (Saturday 22nd December 2018)

Woodland witches Yule 2018


TODAY: The Pagan Pride Parade London 2018 (20th anniversary)

This is the 20th Anniversary of the Pagan Pride Parade London!

Pagan Pride Parade London 2018 -event coverSunday, 13th May 2018.
12 midday – 6pm
Russell Square, London, WC1B 5, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)

This event is FREE
Join us to celebrate Paganism in all its forms, by marching in the oldest Pagan Pride Parade in the UK.

We will all gather in Russell Square from 12pm, where our team of organisers will be located by the central water fountain. Then, at 1pm we will begin the march of our parade.

With giants, dragons, drummers and dancers, we’ll take over the streets of London and let our Pagan banner fly high. Get dressed up in your finest Pagan attire, perhaps don a mask, bring a drum or another instrument. Whatever you want to show your Pagan spirit.

At the end of the parade, we will all return to Russell Square, where we will continue to make merry, with Morris Dancers, stalls and a picnic.
Pagan Pride Parade London - composite poster - bg.jpg
Please bring your own food for the picnic, or alternatively, you can get lunch in the Russell Square café, located in the park, right next to where we’ll be.

This event is completely free, family friendly and a great day out where you can meet like minded people from all across London and further afield. So, be sure to join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Pagan Pride Parade London.


Join our group/ community to stay connected at

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/104953780319859/

-Mani, Hildegard, Luth, Phil, Geoff, Rebekah

Earth Hour 2018 (on 24th March 2018)


Earth Hour 2018

Earth Hour 2018 – saturday 24th March 2018. Your local time 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Do something good to help Gaia!

Switch off unwanted lights.

get out to nature.. have a picnic / ceremony in candle light.

do Eco-magic and pour positive energy into the Earth.

Bright Blessings.

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter Retrograde (March-July 2018)

If you are experiencing tremors in your life these past few days.. well..it’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

Woodland Spring Equinox Ritual (25th Marc 2018)

Spring equinox is a time of new beginning and initiating enterprises. A time of reaching balance between Dark & Light.. day & night. It is a time of noticeable lengthening of daylight hours and quickening. Flowers blooming, trees sprouting buds and leaves. Astrologically, the Sun enters the firey sign of Aries. We work actively to balance the opposing forces in our lives, and a bit of personal `spring-cleaning’ internally, then explore the mystery of Spring, through the God-Goddess cycle. Mating and fertility rites are obviously being played out by all wildlife in nature at this moment.

Woodland Spring Eqx 2018-v2


-Creating sacred space with Consecrations, Circle casting & calling quarters.
-Energy raising – with chants & spiral dance.
-Invocations of Spring God & Spring Goddess.
-Seasonal magic & Blessing of Cakes & Wine.
-Close circle, Feasting & Socials.

Fee: £5 / £3 (concessions). Please behave sensibly during this gathering as we’re in a public woods; No photography/recording during set-up or ritual; After ritual you may take photos for personal use.
No use of photos or any recordings for any journalistic / student/media projects.

meeting point/ Time:

New date: sunday 25th March 2018 (moved from last week due to snow).

Gather in the garden-patio area of Woodman’s pub (Archway Road) from 2pm. we’ll be walking together to the woods for ceremony.

• What to bring
Please bring FOOD & DRINKS TO SHARE:
Here are some suggestions– Home made bread/cakes; salad; wine/ mead; soft drinks; vegan food; water; vegetarian food. You only need bring a small amount that can be added to our feasting and shared with all.

• Important to know
Please gather in Pub garden from 1pm. We will walk together to ritual spot (new location in park). While altar is set up, attendees will be guided through spring magical work in another part of the woods, then led into Ritual circle.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

link to meetup event

Woodland Spring Equinox Gathering & Open ritual 2018

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018, 1:00 PM

Queens Woods London N10, near Highgate Station
Meet at The Woodman Pub The Woodman , 414 Archway Road , Highgate , London , N6 5UA London, GB

15 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

• What we’ll do Spring equinox is a time of new beginning and initiating enterprises. A time of reaching balance between Dark & Light.. day & night. It is a time of noticeable lengthening of daylight hours and quickening. Flowers blooming, trees sprouting buds and leaves. Astrologically, the Sun enters the firey sign of Aries. We work actively to b…

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Path of Bride (Candle-lit walk from St.Brides church to river Thames) 31st Jan’18

31st of January/ 1st of February is when Pagans celebrate Imbolc – and honour the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridgett/ Breed). And London History tells us that the St.Bride’s church used to have a sacred well, and was a place of Bride worship (before Saint Bride’s work and it becoming a church). On this night we have a river-thames based full moon ritual ..and thought a candle-lit walk from St.Bride’s church doors along to Tate Modern Gallery area will be magical. So that we may take some of that healing energies and share it along the streets and bring it to river Thames.
(River Thames full moon ritual gathering is from 7,30pm – optional and set up as a separate event in our meetup. you may go home after candle-lit walk or stay for Tamesis full moon ritual).

St Bride candle blessing

The St.Bride’s church closes at 6pm. However, you can arrive at 5pm to have some quiet contemplation inside – if you personally choose to do so. You may visit the `Journalist/ media’ Altar, or stay in the main church area, look around, or even visit the crypt area and look at the exhibits & oldest part of the church. (They do 90min tours every tuesday. It costs £6 and is highly worth it – we’ll be doing an event for that another time..)

For our event, we gather at 6pm by the main gates of St.Brides church (enter from Fleet Street). Once we have everyone, we’ll be walking along the small alleyway to the left, go around the church clockwise, and find the open space behind the church – where you’ll find seats, as well as a circle of lights on the ground, around a pentagram drawn on concrete.

This is where we’ll begin our short ceremonial work..
Some poetry, blessing, and starting our candlelit walk.
We’ll complete the circle around the Church, back to main door..then to Fleet Street..and walk across Blackfriars bridge, turn left, and walk to arrive outside Tate Modern entrance facing river Thames.

Those interested may stay for our Tamesis Full moon ceremony (fee £3/£2).

The Path of Bride event is free.

Bright BrideBlessings
-Mani Navasothy

Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest.

ps. In Spring, we’ll be organising a Diana ceremony in the area of St,Paul’s Cathedral – as history again tells us it used to be a place of worship for Diana the Greek Huntress- Goddess.

• What to bring
Please wrap up warm, and bring a jam jar/ lantern for candle-lit walk.. or battery operated lights are fine too. (I’ll have tea lights for lanterns).

• Important to know
Free event. This walk then links to our `Tamesis Full moon ceremony by river Thames at 7.30pm.

Link to meetup:

Path of Bride : Candle-lit walk – StBride Church to river Thames

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, 6:00 PM

St Brides Church,
Fleet Street London EC4Y 8AU, GB

10 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending

31st of January/ 1st of February is when Pagans celebrate Imbolc – and honour the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridgett/ Breed). And London History tells us that the St.Bride’s church used to have a sacred well, and was a place of Bride worship (before Saint Bride’s work and it becoming a church). On this night we have a river-thames based full moon ritua…

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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 time..as 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 🙂