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Tamesa Full moon Circle: Luxmi & Aphrodite – Love Goddesses (24Aug18)

This time, as we move towards a Full moon in Pisces, we’ll be invoking Aphrodite & Luxmi – Goddesses of Love – for their blessings of Love in our own lives. This ceremony will include creating a charm/ love spell for those interested. Please bring wine to share, and greenery & flowers and other beautiful magical items to decorate our Altar of Love.

There is a fee of £3/ £2 for this event (collected at start of ritual).

TLC full moon venus ritual aug2018

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.

Facilitator: Mani Navasothy – Hindu, Shaman & Wiccan High Priest.

Meeting point/ schedule:

Note- Gather outside the seats outside Tate Modern Gallery (main doors, facing riverside) by 7.30pm. Please be on time – we have a fixed duration to do the ritual, before Thames tide starts to rise!!. You will be invited to go down to the river bank at 8pm for start of ritual..

Note on Low tide:

Our rituals take place on the actual river bank…just few meters away from the water. We organise these Thames-rituals after checking Thames Tide time tables.. (At high tide the entire river bank is under many meters of water!!).

Safety:
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.

Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest

Link to meetup event:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/events/253781010/

 

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Pan & Aphrodite Chants – for some Valentine Love magic!

Love spells.. not something every seasoned Witch or magician admits to ..or even approves of. But it is something more or less any novice starting out in magic –   or even those who don’t do magic – will have tried – at some point or other! 🙂

Yes, you are not supposed to put a spell on the object (person) of your desires, and magically force them against their will, to fall in love with you!  That sort of thing is rather against the `rules’  (which does not mean you can’t break the rules and just do it anyway.. I mean who is watching?  The Magic police?  Your Guru?  God? Angels..?   Well, all of them probably! )

Leaving the politics out of this, lets see what you CAN do..  🙂   You can do a spell for love to find you..  or make yourself open to love..and new relationship..  you can ask for the blessings some of the Gods & Goddesses who watch and govern over this area.. of love & lust!

Yes, you read right..  lust too.  We are all ruled by our sexual desires..  and yet many hide it.   (That’s another topic for debate).

Pan & Venus - with Mars & venus joint symbols (c) Mani Navasothy 2014
Pan & Venus – with Mars & venus joint symbols (c) Mani Navasothy 2014

Few days ago, in our Woodland Wicca Circle (full moon, monthly), we did a themed ritual – and did a little bit of `love magic’.  I came up with some chants that were used to power-up and imbue pink candles with the energies of Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, and Pan- woodland god of nature and lust!     So many people have been attracted to these two specific deities..  in so far as love is concerned.  But (warning)- in all mythologies, these two deities are often depicted as having many  love affairs and relationships – short term ones..  with gods and men, and even animals..(that’s Pan for you).

So it’s not quite the sort of deity I would personally pick for a love spell to find a life-long committed partner! But it is one I’d pick..for a titillating new relationship to come your way, or to open up the hearts that have lost the idea of free flowing and joys of loving, flirting, and sexual fulfilment. And if those lead to long term relationships, that’s all good..!

So..  the choice is yours!

This particular Valentine Day is astrologically special..  There is a full moon on that exact day..and it is in the sign of Leo.  Now full moons are known for frothing up a lot of feelings, increasing psychic awareness. Leo is a fire sign…one that is very generous, proud, leisure seeking, takes a risk / gamble.   So this heady mixture of full moon in Leo on a Valentine day is going to be one personal love storm being whipped up!

Tune in to that energy if you like..but be wise..and be safe!

Right then, here are those two chants..   How you can proceed is to hold  a candle in your hand, think of the deity and speak the chant over the candle..  put that energy into the candle..   Do this for both chants..thereby bringing both those energies in.

Pan Chant:

“Pan, Pan

Io Pan,

Pan, Pan, Pan

Woodland God

Horn-ed Beast

Come and join our Feast!”

Here is a the Venus / Aphrodite chant:

“Aphrodite from the Sea

Bring your love & joy to me.”

(or the group version)

“Venus, we love thee

Fill our hearts with glee..”

If you wish you can then carve a male-female symbol into the candle..for  uniting those energies..

Now have a think about what you want..  (and I am not putting any conditions or rules.. You can be the judge and moral compass of your own actions..). Now light a candle!  And let it do the magic!

Simple? Yes..  Magical.. At this time.. exceptionally so!

Love & Light wishes

-Mani Navasothy

My Links

An invitation: London Woodland Wicca Circle (monthly rituals)

website: Witchcraft, Wicca & Magic

Pagan events in London – Pagan Frontiers of  London

Time for Magic – as Venus goes Direct, and Goddess returns at Imbolc

This particular Imbolc is extra special.. because the currently retrograding planet Venus – symbol of the Goddess – has become stationary..and is about to go direct..  on the eve of Imbolc! It’s a case of ..(for once) the Heavenly objects following the earthly festivals that humans have created..! It is perfect for doing a spot of magic!!

Time for Magic- Venus goes direct on day of Imbolc - 31Jan'14
Time for Magic- Venus goes direct on day of Imbolc – 31Jan’14

31st of January has always been special – it’s Imbolc – one of the 8 pagan festivals !   Pagans consider it a time when the Goddess – who has been withdrawn and in magical dreaming time during winter.. in some deep caverns under ground..returns to the surface..  The sprouting of Snowdrops ..first plant to do so after snow..symbolises the first sign of life returning to the land.

Spring & Autumn equinoxes, and Summer/ Winter Solstices are celebrated on fixed points.. when the Sun reaches certain points..  So those 4 festivals are governed by the stellar objects..  but Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas & Samhain are thus far arbitrarily celebrated..on a human based calendar dates..(31st January, 1st May, 31st July & 31st October)..   except..this time, Venus direct date happens to coincide with Imbolc..which has to do with the Goddess returning.. (well, a planet going direct..is astrologically akin to energies of that planet positively enhancing all of us!)

Bit on the astrology – Venus rules Libra & Taurus…so these sun-signs are going to feel a big difference in the coming weeks..(if they have been feeling hard done by for the past month or so).   And as Venus goes direct in Capricorn, that sihn also stands to feel a positive shift..!

But it bodes well for all of us!!  (Or I will not be writing this good news!) 🙂

So .. what can you do…spiritually ..and magically at Imbolc?

What you have always done at Imbolc..  celebrate the return of the Goddess..  for this time..it really is!

And if you have been having a tough time of life lately..  you are now best placed to do some highly positive sympathetic magic..  !

Traditionally, at Imbolc, the virgin Goddess Bride (Bridget) brings with her 3 gifts of the flame.,  spark of inspiration, spark of healing and spark of smithcraft.!  Knot magic is often used..

Here’s what I suggest..   do some magic..  for any or all of those areas in your life..   creativity, romance, healing..  Do magic for wealth, if that’s what you seek, for beauty to enter your life, for love that makes your soul sing to come in.. The energies are perfect for it..   Do magic with candles..  or knots!  Or even images!!

I warn you though..  the time leading upto it may be overshadowed by that other stressful aspect – intense – obsessive- the pluto-opposition to Jupiter . That may make your heart and mind wander astray ..and push you into focusing on other primal  or animalistic quests of power and such.. (sex even!)   Battle those urges.. for if you give into those, you miss a golden opportunity..to seek the blessings of Bride..the Goddess with the Golden hair!

Bright Blessings of Imbolc

-Mani Navasothy

(Wiccan High Priest, London)

my links

Wicca & Witchcraft website – for articles, videos, courses & rituals

e-Book:  Coven Guide: How to become an initiated Witch

e-Book: Eclipse Magic workbook- Stellar Engineer your life 

e-Witch Apprentice Course (online training)