Okay..I can’t contain this excitement so am going to just blurt it.. Melanie Philippides and I have been planning a set of rather powerful workshops involving.. ( take a deep breath).. snakes! Pythons in fact. She has 2.. and is looking after a 3rd one.. one of them is very large indeed..(twice as big as this one in photo).. whom I met yesterday evening.. for ..shall we say, `getting attuned’ before working on the details of workshops..!) 🙂
I met Melanie first at the Birthday of Goddess Isis ritual by Cleopatra’s Needle, Embankment, in 2013.. but lost touch for a few years but was facebook friends. The photo below was taken at one of Melanie’s snake / fusion Belly dance performance in a venue in Croydon last October’15 where I met her again (and Shiva). We seem to have all that Game of Throne, snakes & Dragons magical explorations in common..and the result now of course are these magical joint workshops..
watch out for full details in a few days.. and then ..book fast…as spaces will be limited!
From an astrological point of view, Summer Solstice is when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. This year, it takes place on Monday 20th June 2016, at 10:34pm GMT (11:34pm British Summer Time). However the first Sunrise after this is celebrated – as usual – at Stonehenge the next morning. on Tuesday 21st June 2016, at 4:42am (Brit.Summer Time).
Access to Stonehenge:
I’ve found out that the Carpark & access to Stonehenge (free to all subject to T&C) is from 7pm the night before (monday 20th June). Full info from English Heritage site copied/ added below with links for your own confirmation. People will be ushered out by 8am next morning (after Sunrise has been observed)..and car park will close at 12noon.
I shall be heading that way to celebrate, drum and greet sunrise, and take a few photos/ videos..and perhaps do a personal ceremony with few friends.. I’ll share pictures afterwards here on my blog. Meanwhile, here’s a Video I made from my Midsummer visit to Stonehenge last year (2015).
You can view the video in full size at my Youtube channel of course at Gaian2012 Esoteric Channel
Bright Solar Blessings
Here’s that info from English Heritage about their guides, Terms & Conditions
Taken from English Heritage website for this event
“English Heritage is pleased to provide free Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice 2016 and ask that if you are planning to join us for this peaceful and special occasion that you follow these Conditions of Entry. These are written to ensure enjoyment and safety for everyone attending Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.
Please note to reduce risk to those attending and to the monument itself, alcohol is not permitted in the monument field during Summer Solstice.MONDAY 20 JUNE
Access to monument field – 7pm
Sunset – 9:26pm
TUESDAY 21 JUNE
Sunrise – 4:52am
Monument field closes – 8am
The Solstice Car Park opens at 7pm on 20th June with last admissions at 6am (or when full, if earlier) on 21st June. The car park will close at 12 noon on 21st June.
ADMISSION, PARKING AND PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY
Admission to the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge is free of charge, however please note that parking fees apply.
We strongly recommend travelling by public transport or arranging to car share. Help with planning your journey and accomodation can be found on the pages below, along with other helpful advice if you are planning to come to Summer Solstice.
|Cars, motorhomes, live-in vehicles & private-hire minibuses
|Commercial coaches & minibuses
You all know ..I don’t do long complicated forecasts.. I give you the bare bones..and let your own intuition fill up the substance. So here we go..with a very sharp, painful one coming up..where you’ll be locking horns, and breaking a few (some yours too).
If you are already feeling push & pulls, facing some hard knocks & impending doom (lessons in disguise), wrangles with the system or authority figures, fighting some personal shadows & demons within, struggling with some sort of excessiveness, lack of growth or expansions, even failed gambles & risks..
..well.. you and everyone – especially Sagittarians, Capricorns & Virgos- are under the influence of this hard aspect that has been brewing for a while now..and is about to reach its intensity on 26th May 2016 (tomorrow, as I write this).
Jupiter is squaring (up) with Saturn!
Hang in there…keep being open to lessons that are in disguise.. don’t give into fears, deal with them, but stand your ground, be firm & assertive too..and above all do that thing that most Sagittarians do (a quality we can all use at a time like this).. Be Optimistic! Have Faith!!
It may take a few days to reel and recover from this… and start assimilating the energies and insights (for God’s sake.. don’t forget the sharp insights that are coming up!!)
Bright Stellar Blessings
ps. stay tuned to my blogs, as I step up to do more regular astrology forecasts and blogs…(like I used to..! ) Oh yeah..I have my lessons to learn and my own shadows to face too 🙂
The Eclipses are coming! Are you ready for the deeper magical work and to stellar engineer your lives? Well, let me kick this off with a basic infographics, showing the times/ dates and types of eclipses that will be occurring in March 2016 and September 2016. I’ll be collating and sharing (blogging) astronomy graphics, animations, as well as my own astrology charts for the date/time of each Eclipse ..(check my blog http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net over the next few days/ weeks).
ps. For those interested, my books on Eclipse Magic are available to buy as pdf from my own sites, or as e-books or print-books from amazon. here’s the link to all that stuff Eclipse Magic website
Okay so here is the `astrological positions’ of the 5 planets that are `visually’ lining up (2nd graphics shows the line-up.. Remember the vast space between East and West…and so this is spread across almost half the sky!
I keep seeing fancy graphics of beautiful planets all lined up over Pyramids and such.. It displeases me when social media sexes-up astrology… or astronomy. Reality is not so.. It’s hard to see all of the planets ..just little white dots… even on a clear sky. I would not like people to get seduced by all this glamorizing of what they might see..and go out and find it not so.
So here’s the charts (basic) showing positions (signs) where these planets are tonight, and a graphics I screen captured to show visually what it might look like at around 6.30am.. (London, gmt)
They sort of spreads across a third of the sky.. in an arc…visually. They **do not** line up astrologically .. Jupiter is in Virgo, Mars in Scorpio, Saturn & Venus in Sagittarius..and if you can seen it….Mercury is in Capricorn.. (so is Pluto..but can’t see it …need a Telescope!). So you see..many are not in the same sign.. It’s a kind of visual line up.. Good light show…but no astrological significance.
Go out and actually look up.. Jupiter is up almost all night.. and quite a bit away to the left of it..is mars..and further left is Saturn & Venus…not so visible till 5am…and Mercury will be rising by the horizon… But then Sun comes up and brightens horizon so much all of them more or less disappear ..(around 6.50am..when all planets will be above Horizon..and visible.. for a short while.. )
Hi all, here is the infographics I have created to show Retrograde motion of all the planets – their Zodiac positions & dates.
Mercury has 4 retrograde periods in 2016, with the 4th one just starting in late December.
Venus makes No retrograde motion in 2016 (compare to Mars that had no retro motion last year in 2015).
A total of 5 planets will be retrograding at the same time between 28th April to 8th May (of course some of them start or end their retrograde motion before or after these dates..). Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto. We can expect quite a lot of challenges at that time.. as normally we only get 4 planets retrograding at one point or other. That said, next year in 2018, there will be a few weeks where 6 planets will be retrograding !
I’ll type up the actual dates for all the planetary retrograde motions (same info on graph..but typed here) in a few days so come check again soon.
I have used data from `American Ephemeris 2000 to 2050′ (2nd ed. ACS Publications).