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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)..

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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

AstroGraphics: Sun & Moon enter Sagittarius Today

22nov2014- sun & moon in sagittarius (c) Mani Navasothy

-Mani Navasothy

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..

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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

 

Jupiter-Moon (aka Happy New Year 2012)

Happy New Year!

First blog of the year 2012 – and so many thoughts and observations to blog about. Where to start?

Okay this isn’t exactly in the chronological order – but then, they say neither is Time itself – that is to say, Time is not linear??! And Space-Time is warped and the closest distance between 2 points is not a straight line, but a curved line etc.

Back to the New Year. Or rather to the picture. ¬†This one was taken on 2nd Jan’12, at 23.59hrs. ¬†It’s been brightened slightly, contrast increased, and obviously reduced in size. ¬† But apart from that, what you see is the waxing moon and the planet Jupiter – no special effects. Just a digital camera set to 3 Megapixels, put on 10 seconds timer to reduce any shakes, sat on a normal ladder outside, and put on night mode (takes an exposure of about 4-5 seconds I think).

Astrologers say Jupiter and Moon are both auspicious, and Venus – so am posting this picture as the first entry of 2012 ¬†(I saw all 3 a few days later at the same time…albeit separated by half a sky. ¬†They will be conjunct in a few moons, so should appear right next to each other).

I’ll put a reminder nearer the time. ¬†Meanwhile, around 24th January, we should see Moon with Venus. Am hoping for a photo like this for that event. ¬†If you have a digital camera, just go out there and take it. ¬†Astronomy starts easy!!

-Mani