Sun opposes Mars today (8th April’14)

A warning to all Aries, Leos, and Librans in particular…but not exclusive just to them..!

An opposition between Warrior-planet Mars and the all Mighty Sun culminates today by 21:03 hrs gmt  (that’s 22:03hrs British Summer Time).   Mars is in the airy and balance-seeking sign of Libra..and guess where the Sun is?  In Aries..the actual fiery home of Mars!

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 - graphics (c) www.ManiNavasothy.com

Sun opposes Mars 8april14 – graphics (c) http://www.ManiNavasothy.com

Immediately you can see what’s going on..   lots of tension, and aggression..  ! It’s a battle between 2 of the most fiery stellar objects for us Earthlings! And the Sun’s in the home of Mars and Mars is literally on the opposite side of it..  It’s as if while you are on the other side of the road visiting a friend, another person got into your home and started shouting aggressive remarks at you..! And you can’t get home immediately to  face-off!!  But you are in the company of a friend who’s trying to bring you a bit of harmony and balance.   Just how much of it you’ll heed is up to you!!  It may even be a case that this influence where you are at is actually fanning your flames..than soothing you!

The Sun rules Leo..  so Leos are going to be affected by this too..  And as there is a this strong tussle between 2 of the firey planets, and both Aries and Leo are affected, it’s inevitable that by resonance, the other member of the triplet- Sagittarius will also be feeling the heat!

Sagittarians will come under fire in about a week’s time ..facing their own heavy battles! Perhaps this is the fuse being lit!

Fuses often lead to explosions..  and explosions can either be used to open up blocked paths and caves…or destroy homes and palaces.

The only way to handle an opposition is to reach some level of compromise..  Don’t give in..and don’t take it all…

Good luck..   !

-Mani Navasothy

 

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Planetary transits through Aries – 12th March to 3rd May 2013

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Here’s a quick look at the various planets that are transiting or about to transit through the sign of Aries.  All the planets are always travelling – some slowly, some quite speedily- through the signs.. So this is nothing unusual. Because planets are in fact orbiting around the Sun, from our visual point of view, where ever the Sun tends to go, we see most of the inner planets going too. So when the Sun enters the Sign of Aries, we can expect that either in front or later, the others – Mars, Mercury, Venus – will follow. It so happens, that Uranus is already transiting through Aries..

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Horoscope: Planets Through Aries March-May 2013

Horoscope: Planets Through Aries March-May 2013

As the planets transit through Aries, they continue to form aspects with other planets which are in other parts of the sky, and also with one another. It’s like a bunch of influential people travelling together on a tour bus around the country – lot of wheeling and dealing and conversations between them, but also once in a while each of them is going to make calls or contact with their networks outside – and sometimes they hear good things, and other times they get awkward phone calls and have to still deal with issues elsewhere.

Dates of when planets enter and leave Aries

Mars entered Aries on 12th March, and will leave by 20th April (~5 weeks stay).

Sun enters Aries on 20th March and will leave by 20th April (1 month stay).

Venus enters Aries on 22nd March, and will leave by 14th April (3 weeks stay).

Mercury enters Aries on 14th April, and will leave on 2nd May.  (2 weeks stay).

I’ve tabled the transits of these planets and grouped them by the planet that’s passing through Aries, and the interactions (aspects) it’s making with others.   In the 2nd table, I show the same interactions, but in date order..

I’ve given this much importance to Aries – because it’s the first sign of the zodiac, and heralds new initiatives, and also we are just coming into the Time of Aries (as the Sun starts to pass through Aries …for a month).   If time permits, I hope to do the same every month, for each of the signs..(Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and so on..)

Do check THIS specific blog, as I will visit it regularly and be adding more information on each major aspect..(rather than do new posts).

-Mani Navasothy

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Astrology basics

Chart for Spring Equinox 2013

Neptune wars with Venus & Mars

Some incredible events have been unraveling in our lives at the moment. I looked at the astrology and was totally bowled over! On 3rd October, there was a Venus-opposition-Neptune, and a mars-square-Neptune is brewing right now! Social or romantic turmoils, Confusions by nebulous entities, fluidic or gaseous situations, , aggression  ideals & social bonds being dissolved- all pat of this!

Aquarians, Pisceans, aries, librans, sagittarians and virgos will have been intensely affected by this..and others to some degree!

Neptune is opposed by Venus… This has the astrological potential for confusions in social situations.  Oh, and breaching or smudging boundaries…is also a classing potential for Neptune transits!

The zodiac signs mentioned are because those are ruled by those planets, or those planets are in those signs.

Neptune is in Aquarius, and Neptune rules Pisces.    Mars is in Scorpio, and will move into Sagittarius by tomorrow, and rules Aries.  Venus just moved to Virgo, and rules Libras.

The Neptune-opposition-Venus took place at 22:26hrs gmt on 3rd oct’12.     The Mars-square-neptune will culminate at 02:10hrs on 8th Oct’12.

Astrological aspects that are forming tend to have their  `effects’ on human-sphere a day or two prior to the actual aspects, and then fade away.  But of course, if it is the case that one aspect follows another, then just as the influence of one fades, the next intensifies..

Good news:  On 9th October, Sun trines Jupiter, and, Venus trines Pluto. The energy of those two are superb, and should start to transform and ressolve the situations that exist.     Jupiter rules horizons, religion and justice.    Sun is one for energy (and ego).    Venus will be a governing social interactions, love etc…and Pluto is all about intensity, power, control..death and rebirth..and ultimately…transformation.

-Mani

Sagittarians & Geminis take heed: Jupiter Retrograde starts (till 30th Jan’13)

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!!

For Gemini

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.

For Sagittarians  

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!!

-Mani Navasothy

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Eclipse Magic at Solar & Lunar Eclipses

Lunar Occultations of Jupiter

Disruptive aggression of Uranus-opposition-Mars (19July’12)

Chances are- you are already feeling the effects of this particular astrological aspect!   It’s probably come out of old brewing issues, but has exploded from the depths, to the conscious mind within the last few days..or even last 12 hours!

The opposition of Mars against Uranus is taking place in the early hours of tomorrow (19th July’12).  2:55hrs GMT to be exact (3:55hrs British summer time). Mars is a planet symbolising war, assertiveness, aggression, initiative of new ideas/ actions..  and rules the sign of Aries.  Uranus is one that rules Aquarius, and has the effect of creating humanitarians, innovations, freedom …but in its disruptive form, causes rebelliousness, overt eccentricity and possibly even terrorism! (humanitarian rebellious ideals gone too far!)

So a show-down between these two planets is not going to sit easy in anyone’s life!! Especially for Aries, Aquarians andLibrans.  Why Librans? Well, Mars is currently in the sign of Libra.  What’s actually (astrologically_) traumatising is the act that Uranus is in the sign of Aries..  the home of Mars. So from a Mars point of view, it’s as if you were out on a world tour (of the Zodiac) while you get a long term visitor staying in your home, and suddenly, they are having fights and arguments with you over distance – phone or e-mails or even through other mediums.   Ah, I almost forgot about Mercury – planet of communication …currently going retrograde! So, what ever miscommunications can happen…will happen. And that’s not good for people involved in aggressions and rebellions!

Feelings of violence can escalate – so would a sense of your own eccentricity and individualities.

This really is a difficult time..   My advise?   Try to step away from it all…just for 24 hours..  read a book, watch tv, write a blog or two :-p

-Mani

Lunar Occultations of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury in 2012

Graphics showing Lunar Occultation of Jupiter

What’s an occultation?  Well, in astrological realms, it means the covering of a planet by the Moon!  Consider a Solar Eclipse – this is when the Sun is blocked by the Moon (as we view it from Earth).  A lunar Occultation of..say Jupiter, is when the planet Jupiter is blocked (eclipsed briefly) by the Moon!  Jupiter can be seen by the naked eye on a clear night, at certain months of the year, and sometimes the moon passes in front of it. .

Occultations occur for other planets in our Solar system too. Mars, Venus & Mercury are the other planets more likely to be occulted by the moon.

Up till May 2012, no such lunar occultations of any planets had taken place – except the Solar Eclipse on 20th May’12.

Then on 17th June, we have had a Jupiter occultation!   There are further Jupiter occultations in July, August, September, October, November (2 in this month), and December.  That’s quite an occurrence – at least once a month!

In addition, there are also 4 Occultations of Mercury,  1 Mars occultation and 1 Venus occultation.

Here’s a full list of all such planetary Occultations in 2012.

  • 17 June  -Jupiter
  • 15 July- Jupiter
  • 20 July – Mercury
  • 13 Aug – Venus
  • 11 Aug – Jupiter
  • 8 Sept- Jupiter
  • 19 Sept- Mars
  • 5 Oct- Jupiter
  • 17 Oct -Mercury
  • 2 Nov- Jupiter (1st)
  • 13 Nov – Solar Eclipse
  • 14 Nov – Mercury
  • 29 Nov – Jupiter  (2nd in Nov)
  • 12 Dec -Mercury
  • 26/12- Jupiter

Magical work at Occultations:

Well, to do any sort of spiritual or magical works at these events, we’d need to look at the symbology and associations of each planet involved, and compare them to the symbology of the moon.  Many of these occultations happen when the moon is not full..   but nevertheless, it is still about what sign an occultation is taking place (afects that sun-sign born people mainly), which planet is occulted (aftects the sun-signs ruled by that planet.. ie Jupiter rules Sagittarius), and working out intuitively which qualities and energies of the moon either amplify, filter, or temporarily block those qualities.  In my view, if its a growing moon that is occulting a planet, it will have the moon quality amplifying and beginning to over-take or over-shadow that planet’s own energies…and so on.

These can all be used very much like the works in Eclipse Magic (of the Sun and Moon). But effectively, we can think of these a `Eclipse of Jupiter, Eclipse of Mars, Eclipse of Venus or Eclipse of Moon.

I’ll be producing a supplementary booklet on working with planetary Occultations, to go with the Eclipse Magic Workbook (see blog entry).   soon. (will be available free to all those who purchase the Eclipse magic workbook from 13th July’12 onwards.  (The supplementary booklet will be sent by separate e-mail).

-Mani

Photo with Grand-trine data

Hi readers,

Here’s a graphics with all the useful information on the grand-trine taking place today/tomorrow, with times, so you can make use of it in your own esoteric / magical workings.    Good fortunes.  -Mani