On the eve of the Full moon in the air sign of Gemini, we gather for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), to honour the Moon Goddess.. Horned God, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and do magic at the Heart of London.
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.
Note: This will be the last Full moon ceremony by Thames in 2018…as the one in December falls on same day as our Winter/Yule gathering in Queen’s woods.
Fee: £3 .
Gather outside the Green area of Tate Modern Gallery (main doors). 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.
Organiser/ Wiccan High Priest
Go to our meetup event to rsvp and begin your magical preparations.
TLC: Full Moon Ceremony by river Thames (Nov’18, London)
Friday, Nov 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Seats outside Tate Modern gallery (grass area opposite main door) Bankside, London SE1 9TG London, GB
24 Witches Wiccans & Pagans Attending
On the eve of the Full moon in the air sign of Gemini, we gather for our monthly `Tamesa London Circle’ (established in 2006), to honour the Moon Goddess.. Horned God, Tamesa the Serpent of London.. and do magic at the Heart of London. No prior knowledge or experiences of wicca or ritual magic is necessary for you to attend this. Just come with a…
The triple Eclipse set is over, so is the 3rd phase of the Uranus-square-Pluto (4 more to go between now and 2015!).. so is everything going to be okay now?
Well, the good thing about cycles…of planets circling around the Sun .. is that whatever challenging astrological transits that are going on will clear up, as planets move on..and they will form much more harmonious and helpful aspects. The bad thing – cycles have a way of repeating! Not quite in the same way, but they do!
Here’s what’s going on at the moment with the Planets — their movements through signs and how it may affect those signs!
Mercury effect on Gemini, Cancer & Virgo
Mercury moved into Cancer on 31st May – so Gemini’s & Virgo’s will feel a shift now, perhaps even getting sensitive. But along with it may come intuition and maternal or nurturing instincts (Cancerian qualities). (Gemini’s have had mercury in their own sign for a month.. but that huge positive boost now reduces..and hopefully Gemini’s made use of it and stocked up!).
Cancerians will get the influence of Mercury – so they may start to (already) feel their mental faculties sharpening up – new agreements or contracts may surface.. as will lines of communication, commerce and short distance travel.
Mercury retrograde – warning for all- This starts on 27th June and goes on till 21st July.. So during that we all should take extra care- Back up hard drives, clarify agreements and don’t fuel arguments or mis-communications.. (during that time!) During that time, Cancerians may experience those kind of effects more…so do watch out for depressive thoughts. Remember – Cycles! It will turn upwards afterwards!
Venus effect on Cancer
Few days ago (3rd June), Venus also changed signs.. going from Gemini and into Cancer! Now Venus is a `watery’ planet and as it enters Cancer ( a water sign) this is a rather harmonious merger of their energies. Cancerians are going to get the benefits of Venus in their sign till 28th June.. What does Venus bring? Come on – do I have to spell it out? Okay I will – Possibilities of romantic fulfillment, some additional wealth or money, brilliant social life.. that sort of thing 🙂
Of course Libras & Taureans – ruled by Venus are going to get the energies of Cancer rubbing on them!
Jupiter effect on Cancer
On 26th June, after a year of being in Gemini (and giving Geminis a lot of new landscapes, opportunities, wisdom, expansions and such) ..jovial Jupiter leaves Gemini…and enters the sign of Cancer! And it will stay there for a year now! So this is a big shift for Cancerians.. coming up at the end of June.. And all those qualities I just mentioned are going to be at the doorstep of Cancerians.. Yes, it’s going to be one brilliant month for Cancerians…that will start off a brilliant expansive year for them!
And whatever House position in your chart falls in the sign of Cancer is going to light up for a year.. (it will be one of the 12 house positions… ruling Identity, Finances, career, work, romance, relationship etc..)
Mars effect on Gemini’s
Well, if all that `Jupiter is leaving, Venus is leaving, Mercury has left’ news is making Gemini’s rather down.. you shouldn’t! Mars entered Gemini at the beginning of June..and will be there till 13th July’13. Mars as you know brings assertive firey energy .. to get things done! In this case, it may also bring male energy in to the lives of some Gemini’s …in one form or another…perhaps with it some natural sexual urges! 😉 Sudden developments are likely when Mars in Gemini sextiles Uranus (I’ll say more about transits in another blog. So tune in again next week ).
Neptune retrograde – affecting Pisceans
On 7th June’13, Neptune, currently transiting through the sign of Pisces (Neptune rules that sign) starts to go retrograde..and will do so for a few months to come (till 14th November’13). This is not going to be an easy 5 months for Pisceans. At about the same time, factors that have the Neptune rulership in the world (oil, the human dreams & collectives, escapism tendencies, secret addictions ) are going to get that focus!
Saturn continues to be retrograding through Scorpio.
So Scorpios should be focusing on the lessons in life.. or the Saturnian task master will be making your lives hard indeed. Capricorns ..ruled by Saturn will be continuing to have a trying time.. that is actually working to go deep and transform some underlying layers of their personalities, behaviours, and experiences. Stay with it.. This hard phase will be over by mid-July (Saturn goes direct on 8th July 2013)!
That’s about it for this blog.
I’ll sit down to do my usual `highlighting the specific dates & signs’ for the actual transits (good/ bad stuff) in a blog next time..:-)
Here’s a thing – of you are worried about what’s been going on or what’s about to go on.. astrologically, feel free to contact me.. with any questions you may have…and I’ll see if I can shed some astro-light on your situation.
I love winter – skies are almost clearer, and the stars and planet-watch can begin again (okay so a bit cold..but wrap up warm and have a flask of coffee with ya..). And today is a brilliant one..!
Lunar Occultation of a planet is when the moon covers over a planet that is behind it.
This is no different to a Solar Eclipse, when the (new) moon covers the Sun behind it..
Interestingly, earlier today we had a penumbral lunar eclipse (full moon in gemini was partially covered by the shadow of the earth..) It took place at 14:34hrs gmt and could not been seen in UK.. but this night…(well, 29th Nov as it will be past midnight).. the full moon moves over the planet Jupiter at about 01:04hrs gmt.
I have just been in the garden taking photos by an ordinary digital camera, and as you can see, the full moon is edging closer to the planet Jupiter (that’s the white spot on the left of the full moon!)
Those of you doing eclipse magical work.. this day is a spectacular double whammy – because not only do you get a Lunar Eclipse, but now a `Jupiter eclipse’
get out there now.. as you have time to look at it.. 🙂
The clouds are moving fast.. so even if it’s cloudy, keep watching… 🙂
ps. hey, the whole thing `looks’ like it’s happening right above my room 🙂 That’s my room lights you see in the photo.
pps. There is one more Lunar Occultation of Jupiter left for this year..and it takes place on 26th December’12- exactly 2 days before a cancer-full moon! I bet Christmas is going to be a very jovial, bubbly wonderful time.. !
If you are a Sagittarian or a Gemini, this is going to affect you the most!
Tomorrow, Thursday 4th October, around 13:17hrs gmt, Jupiter – the biggest planet in the Solar System – begins its retrograde motion!
Jupiter arrived in the sign of Gemini on the 12th June’12, and has been imparting much of its jovial, expansive energies for all Geminians. But as is normal for all planets every year, Jupiter now starts to go `backwards’ .
Retrograde (planetary backward motion) explained
(an optical illusion of what we see from planet Earth, when we observe other planets. It’s a bit similar to being in a train and watching another train on the other track…both going forward, but at some point, if your train is going faster, then the other one looks like it’s going backwards. Well, that’s what retrograde motions are. The planets are not really going backwards. It seems that way. Nevertheless, astrologically, this does influence the people!)
Jupiter’s retrograde duration
Jupiter begins its retrograde on 4th October, and will continue `going backwards’ till 30th January 2013. That’s a good 4 months!!
This is going to affect Geminis, who will have to take stock of all the exuberant positive expansions they have been undertaking, and review some of the recent changes. It has been like starving for so long, and someone gave you the key to a fabulous kitchen. Gemini’s have been feasting …too fast too much may be. So some of that may now be creating indigestion. It’s time to slow down a bit, and deal with the challenges of indulgence. Don’t worry though, nothing difficult will arise.. you just have to slow and consolidate for the next 4 months.
Jupiter rules the jolly jovial zodiac sign of Sagittarius. So when Jupiter begins a retrograde emotion for the next 4 months, that is going to impact on the Archers – no escaping this!
When Jupiter was in the earthy sign of Taurus for a year or so (part of last year and till 12th June..earlier this year), Sagittarians have been (no doubt) feeling rather grounded, and `forced’ to deal with so many practical things. So when Jupiter entered the air sign of Gemini, it was literally like a breath of fresh air…time to throw away the heavy boots, and skip, bounce and run..or rather get into a frantic phase of wheeling & dealing, cooking enterprises & commerce, beginning to look at distant horizons..
But now, after about 3+ mont,s it’s time to slow down a bit, and look at some missed side roads – that may well turn out to be leading to other horizons, or pick up things you’ve dropped along the way in your hurry to travel far and fast!
Mars, Mercury & Sun in sagittarius- coming to help
This does not have to be a difficult time for Sagittarians. In a few days (7th Oct’12) firey planet Mars enters the sign of the Archer and stays till 16th Nov’12. That’s new energy coming in…as well as initiatives. And between 29th Oct-13th Oct (and 11th Dec-31st Dec) ..Mercury the cosmic messenger is also in this sign. And of course, between 22 Nov- 21st Dec, the mighty Sun is coming for the annual power-boost for Sagittarians!
What’s ahead is a brilliant time…Start consolidating.. Mars, Mercury & Sun are coming to help!!