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Astrology part 2: Jupiter enters Scorpio!

Major shift coming up (astrology forecast):

Jupiter enters Scorpio - Astrology forecast by Mani Navasothy

Jupiter is changing sign (after a year of being in Libra) and moving into Scorpio. That’s going to have a major impact on Scorpios & Sagittarians.. Librans will have enjoyed the positive influences, gifts and blessings that Jupiter (higher benefic) brings for a whole year.. And now it’s the turn for Scorpios to enjoy those benefits for the next 12 months ūüôā

As for Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter- they will have felt the energies and qualities of Libra in their lives..striving for balance, harmony, beauty. But as Jupiter enters Scorpio…weelll.. Sagittarians are going to get all intense, go through some deep transformations, will be sorting out their powerbase, and generally gain authority and be in positions of power.. (if all that Saturn influences for the past 3 and a half years has been duly processed by them).

A little warning to others.. You know how you always are wary of Scorpios.. ? ūüėČ Well.. for the next year, give Sagittarians the same cautious respect..or you’ll find yourself in complex power & manipulative games you can not hope to win with them.. unless of course you are a Scorpio that is :-p

Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

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Astrology: Full Moon T-Square on 12th January 2017

Hi all….in case you are all wondering about this great big T-square in the sky.. here are the details . Full moon at 11.34am GMT (in Moon’s own sign of Cancer, with Sun in opposite sign..Capricorn). Add to this the planet Jupiter in Libra that is squaring The Sun and squaring The Moon.. (in fact the full moon occurs after the squares have culminated)..

12jan2017-t-square-sun-jupiter-full-moon-c-mani-navasothy

Normally the day/ night before the full moon is quite intense and magical for many people.. a case of the personal `cauldron reaching boil’ ..energies rising to the surface.. culminating etc.. And as it’s actually an opposition (Sun opposing Moon *is* what produces the Full moon after all)…energies are pulling us in opposite directions.. (It’s why full moons are said to bring out the crazy side of things!)

Add to that the effect of the 2nd biggest stellar object of the Solar system – Jupiter – forming squares which create a lot of dynamic energies… (following oppositions, squares are the 2nd most stressful aspect any 2 planets can form!).. you can see why the last 24 hours and indeed the hours leading upto this T-square is being highly tense, dynamic, stressful and probably creative and productive too ūüôā

By tomorrow evening (thursday evening) though the moon may seem bright and full in the sky, the `energies’ of this T-square will be slowly reducing..

Signs deeply affected:
Leo (ruled by Sun), Cancer (ruled by moon), Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter), Capricorn (Sun is here now), Cancer (double-whammy- moon is here now), Libra (Jupiter is here now).

Of course we are all affected.. because at least 2-3 parts of each of our natal chart will be influenced by these planetary aspects.

Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani
www.QuantumPhoenix.net

Last night in the Heavens (Nightsky photo of Jupiter & Venus)

Hi all, here’s a photo of the night sky last night.. As you can see, Jupiter (left) and Venus (right) are edging closer to a Conjuntion ūüôā Well, the actual date /time of this most auspicious conjunction is on 1st July 2015, at 07:51am GMT (when both planets will be on the 21’39” Leo position. ¬†Well, I shall take regular photos when possible (when skies are clear!!) and visibly track this event..

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter & Venus  in Western sky at 21:33hrs
Jupiter & Venus in Western sky at 21:33hrs

 

Venus through my window (21:46hrs gmt)
Venus through my window (21:46hrs gmt)

 

After midnight.  Venus about to set in western horizon (13/5/15   at 00:18hrs)
After midnight. Venus about to set in western horizon (13/5/15 at 00:18hrs)

Photo: Jupiter & Venus in same frame (5th May2015 @ 22:17hrs gmt. S.London)

Just by chance I happen to glimpse a bright `star’ from my bathroom window..almost at low horizon in the west..and I knew instantly what it was..so ran out to garden with my Digital SLR ..and started clicking.. and then I looked to the SW sky and saw an equally bright object and knew ..that’s gotta be Jupiter.. Of course both were confirmed by me using my SKy-eye app on the mobile..(by pointing it / centering on object). So here we are..:-)

This blog shows 2 photos. Here are a few photos I took just hours ago (5th May 2015.. around 22:17hrs GMT) from my garden in South London area…in between fast moving clouds, using my DSLR (sony DSC-HX300).

Jupiter (top left) Venus (bottom right)  - Photo taken on 5thMay'15 @22:17hrs gmt from S.London  (c)MN
Jupiter (top left) Venus (bottom right) – Photo taken on 5thMay’15 @22:17hrs gmt from S.London (c)MN

This shot was taken (hand-held) using the 3D viewable function of the DSLR.

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Jupiter (top left) Venus (bottom right) – Photo taken on 5thMay’15 @22:16hrs gmt from S.London (c)MN

This shot was taken using the `superior auto’ function (low light).

It’s notable that currently ¬†Jupiter is at 13’41” Leo, and Venus is 27’17” Gemini. ¬†These two planets are of course called the beneficial planets.. ¬†So to capture them both in one frame is a great thrill for me.. ūüôā ¬† (no trickery.. ¬†it’s why I didn’t even stamp a `copyright’ note on the photo.. ¬†lest anyone thought I `graphixed’ it ūüôā

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter trines Saturn TODAY! (and that’s good!!)

Good news to everyone.. Jupiter is trine with Saturn today!

So by the time you are reading this, guess what..  you are already under that very positive influence of these stellar objects.

This aspect last took place in December 2013 (last year) and at that point, Jupiter was retrograding and Saturn was going direct. This time, however, Saturn is retrograding in Scorpio, and Jupiter is going direct in Cancer.

Jupiter trine saturn May2014 - 5.47pm (gmt)
Jupiter trine saturn -on 24th May2014 at 5.47pm (gmt)   (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

So Jupiter’s expansive and jovial powers combine harmoniously with Saturn’s authoritative and foundation laying energies.  As always this is very good for making future plans Рespecially ones that involve laying foundations with a view to expanding your horizons, undertaking higher studies and deeper learning!  

Sagittarians (ruled by Jupiter) , Capricorns (ruled by Saturn), Cancerian (Jupiter is in Cancer) and Scorpios (Saturn is in Scorpio) get the full blast of this great energy ..but all of you have access to this in one area or other of your life..  depending on where these two planets are currently positioned in your personal chart.

One observation is that both of these planets are in water signs currently, so focus on watery things – emotions, empathy, love, intuition, nurturing, sex & lust are all possible.

Remember that as Jupiter rules a fire sign, and Saturn rules an earth sign, ¬†one way to harness the energies of this would be to work with fire and earth…

Personally I was doing a lot of gardening yesterday, tidying up the clutter that had built up over winter, and then sat with a bon-fire burning some of that clutter.. ¬†Not only that, I was also moved to do a flame cleansing and consecration of my Magical sword.. ¬† At the time I had not been aware of this aspect brewing.. ¬†– yes even us Astrologers forget sometimes.. ¬†ūüôā ¬† But it looks like my intuition was spot on and I was doing just about the right thing anyway..¬†!

So look back at the past 24-48 hours to see what sort of activities you have been involved in.. to work out where the focus has been..   remembering that because of the Scorpio factor, there may have been intensity of some sort too..)

-Mani Navasothy

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Beware: Jupiter opposition to Pluto (Astrology for 31st Jan’14)

Less than  3 days to go..for the culmination of an intense stressful aspect that has been influencing many of us for the past few weeks..! Yes, we have already been in the grips of this one.. !

Powerful yet small planet(oid) Pluto ..currently transiting the sign of Capricorn, is being opposed by usually jovial Jupiter which is retrograding in the water sign of Cancer!  This aspect will reach its intense culmination on Friday 31st January 2014..around about 9.15am (gmt) in the morning..  So the night of 30th is probably the one that we all have to ensure the most!!

Oppositions are stressful.. ¬†where energies of the opposing planets clash..! ¬†It doesn’t matter which side you are on.. you are going to feel the opposition..from the other side.. !

The signs mostly affected will be Sagittarius & Scorpios.. and also Cancerians & Capricorns.

31jan14- Jupiter-opposition to Pluto.   Art (c) Mani Navasothy . www.QuantumPhoenix.net
31jan14- Jupiter-opposition to Pluto. Art (c) Mani Navasothy . http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

In this case, energies of Jupiter- ¬†expansions, wisdom, generosity, law, exploring distant horizons or cultures..are going to be challenged…as will that of Pluto – power, sexual urges, secret desires, compulsions, obsessions! ¬†This intense jarring will result in side effects such as over-indulgence, gambling, need for exercising power and manipulating others, sexual obsessions or perversions, experimenting with the occult, magic or spells..and so on!

Do not gamble with other people’s money.. ¬†Do guard against secrets spilling out.. ¬†and do not probe into others’ secrets…!

How to navigate this difficult time? ¬†Well, am sure you already have been.. ¬†as these frustrating energies have been building up..! ¬† Oppositions can only be resolved by compromises and perhaps even some sacrifices..! ¬† The saving grace can come from the beneficial qualities of the planets involved…such as farsight, wisdom, deeper understanding of human nature, and perhaps some travels..

Pluto symbolises transformation..  Jupiter symbolises higher learning.!  Use those key qualities for resolutions.. Also utilise the energies of the signs..where the oppositions are taking place..

Compromise means not just giving up a little of your own needs, wants and demands, but also understanding..and even taking on the qualities and suggestions of the opposing forces! ¬†In other words, allow some of the opposing energies to permeate you…and become part of you.. !

Then, true transformation takes place!

There is one big good news.. ¬†On the same day, Venus ..which has been going retrograde, goes Direct! ¬†That’s going to be good…for all things ruled by Venus.. ¬† from romances, relationships, arts and finances..! ūüôā

Don’t forget to follow my blog, to keep up with my astrology posts ūüôā¬†

-Mani Navasothy

Jupiter NOW (photo)

I was out looking for the Geminids Meteor shower..and thought as it’s a clear sky, will take a photo of Jupiter. (well the last ¬†time I tried catching a meteor on my compact digital ..it took me many hours and I got one clip of one meteo..so wasn’t going to do all that tonight..)

Good news is, even before I had set up my tripod, I saw a meteor shooting past.. and within about 5 minutes I had seen about 7..and made 3 wishes (just to be safe..the same wish three times.. ¬†rest of the views were just for joy ūüôā )

So took this photo of Jupiter…easily the brightest object as you can see.. (my own astro chart calculations and mobile app confirms it). ¬†You can spot the Orion the Hunter to the right.. ¬†(and just start to see the glow of the moon to the right – not on this photo).

I;ve marked one of the photos to show the objects..

Jupiter & Orion the Hunter. photo (c) Maani Navasothy 14Dec2013
Jupiter & Orion the Hunter. photo (c) Maani Navasothy 14Dec2013
Jupiter & Orion the Hunter - unmarked photo (c) Mani N'13
Jupiter & Orion the Hunter – unmarked photo (c) Mani N’13

 

Close up of planet Jupiter (14Dec2013)  (c) Mani Navasothy
Close up of planet Jupiter (14Dec2013) (c) Mani Navasothy

-Mani Navasothy

Eclipse Magician & Stargazer ūüôā

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Clip of Meteor (August 2013)

Good News: Mercury goes direct (and Mars forms brilliant aspects)

mercury direct 21july2013
mercury direct 21july2013

Astrology is not always about `bad news’ – and here’s some excellent ones.. !

Mercury has been retrograding since late June’13 and today comes to be stationary in Cancer…and starts going direct! ¬†This is good.. in case you have been one of those millions pf people experiencing wrangles in life, missed opportunities, arguments, mental stress, conflicts…as well as issues with contracts, communications, and even the odd squabbles with your siblings!

All that should be clearing away here onwards..!    Commercial ventures can go forward. Those teething internet problems can disappear..  and hopefully even the local trains and buses will run on time..

From the graphics here, you can see that…Mercury ..although going direct now…has some days too go..before it gets to the spot in Cancer it was…before it started going backwards! So ¬†between now (21st July) and about 4th August, there’ll be time to start resolving those matters.. ¬†clearing up issues that have come up in the past 3-4 weeks.. ¬†before making new progress!

Mars factor 21july2013
Mars factor 21july2013

That’s not all the good news..!

We have already experienced the grand trine between Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune.. ¬† Now it’s the turn for Mars…which will form (later today) trines with Saturn and Neptune..! And in 2 days, Mars will also conjunct with Jupiter..

The key points to focus..are the symbolisms of Saturn (authority, parental issues, long term plans and structures, material security), ¬†Neptunian matters (dreams, ideals, psychology, inner beauty, intuition & psychic matters), and of course Jovial (Jupiter) qualities.. such as expanding horizons, exploring religion, law, philosophy, higher education.. ¬†and so on. ¬† All these energies become connected to Aries people..through these aspects so it’s there…Just `tune in’ and be positive!

This is good for Aries people..who may have started to wonder ..in the past few days.. why things suddenly got bad to worse for them …despite feeling edgy ¬†for 3 weeks.. under the influence of mercury retro. That’s because Uranus just started retrograding in Aries few days ago…and will do so for 5 months.. (see next blog post on this)

the trines & Conjunction Mars forms will give Aries people a boots.. Main thing is to store up that boots and positivity..so that ¬†even when the gets rough for the next few months.. ¬†you’ll know it will all change..!

-Mani Navasothy

Photo of post-Full Moon, Jupiter & Orion’s Belt

Moon & Jupiter 30Nov12 0258hrs gmt south-west sky

Here’s a photo I just took of the South-Western sky (from London)- Today’s day 30th November 2012 – at 02:58hrs gmt.

It shows the post-full moon (over exposed and causing a lense flare!)…and to the right of the moon, the brightest spot is planet Jupiter.

And to the lower left of the moon is Orion the Hunter…you can clearly see his belt!

It’s an average digital camera I used.. ¬†I set it in a tripod and set on manual mode (so it takes as long as it takes for an exposure..and t took a good 5 second exposure – hence the dark sky looks almost day-light…due to over exposure.. ¬†from moon light and light pollution of course!) ¬†Oh,to avoid hand-shake of camera, I also set the timer for 2 seconds..pressed the button and waited.. (3mega pix settting).

-Mani

 

For the Love of Stars and planets!

Here is a photo – fresh off my digital camera – taken just over an hour ago. I’ve labeled the stellar objects you can see. ¬† There’s Orion’s belt (of the Orion the Hunter), a waxing moon (1st quarter), Venus, and Jupiter (now lessening in brightness, and sets by about 21hrs GMT in London). [we are now in British Summer time.. ¬†so I have given GMT].

Remember, about few weeks ago (14march’12) there was a conjunction of Venus & Jupiter.. ¬†and few days ago, the moon had conjunctions with – first jupiter, then venus. ¬†Moon moves fast ofcourse. ¬†Yesterday it was practically next to (left of) Venus. You can see ho wmuch it has moved in just 1 day. ¬†The distance between Jupiter & venus is also widening..

Moon-venus-Jupiter

I must confess, after tracking these objects (just oberving every day or so and taking photos) and watching their conjunctions (seeing them right next to one another), I am in a strange way, quite sad to see them drift apart. It’s quite a bizzare feeling. ¬†I mean, they are just planets, right? They move about – that’s what they do. ¬†It’s not like they were some close friends of mine who are now going away – or is it? ¬† well, that’s the sort of feeling I have been getting, as I watch them obsessively every night, almost (as long as there’s no clouds – and we are so lucky that it’s very much cold cloudless skies these ¬†nights!).

These photos (I’ll put more ) show just one thing- ¬†all you need is a small tripod, a clear enough sky, and a digital (ordinary) camera that has either night setting, or manual setting, where you can adjust the exposure/ `film’ sensitivity ¬†(ISO setting.. ¬†goes from about 100 or 200 for ordinary to 400 or more for fast moving or dim objects). Also you need a timmer setting. ¬† I set these ones mostly for 2 seconds, or 10seconds…press the button, and move away…so that within 2 sec, the camera triggers, keeps one it’s shutter for about 5 seconds, and shuts again.. ¬† In that time, you don’t touch it!! ¬† It avoids hand-shakes.. ¬†and trust me, otherwise, those tiny dots (stars) will look like blurry footballs..!!
I’ve been as astrologer, looking at horoscopes and start positions on a birth chart for over 2 decades. I have had an interest in science, technology, space etc for even longer – close to ¬†3 and a half decades.. ¬† But I must admit – only now, that those have started to propel into a highly rewarding hobby.¬†These past 2 months have bene thrilling.. ¬†tracking these stellar objects. Not only has it been rewarding to actually see the planets and know which ones they are, but also sitting out in the garden, setting up and taking photos.. ¬† has given me a sort of relaxation, as well as peace, and excitement about how it’s developing my photography skills.. ¬†Stargazing.. ¬†wow!

I have asked myself the question why? Well, knowing the theory is one thing. but to see with own eyes, and capture it all with own simple camera makes these things `really real’!! ¬†It makes me feel that – yes – we humans are so tiny in a vast Universe, and if this is real, so are all the other things that we see in NASA/space photos.. ¬†Stars, constellations, black holes, supernovae, distant horizons – infinity, eternal and mystical beauty of it all.

Don’t take my word for it. Go out there and take a look. ¬†It’s amazing.. ¬†and magical out there!!

-Mani Navasothy

ps. If you want the unmarked original of this photo.. just mail me and I’ll send it to you by e-mail. Stars belong to no one and everyone ūüôā