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Intro workshop : Healing & Transformation with Serpent power (19Oct at Atlantis Bookshop, London)

Serpents & Dragons have always symbolised Hidden Wisdom, personal energy (Kundalini rising), sexuality, protection, fertility, Healing and transformation.

From Python the Dragon who guards Gaia the Earth Goddess, NagaPooshani the Hindu Snake Goddess who removes Dhoshas & curses, to Wadjet the Egyptian snake goddess who adorns the crowns of Pharos & deities, Minoan Snake Goddess of Knossos, Cernunnos Lord of the Beasts, Myths and religious stories are full of deities who wield serpent power!

 

This is a first in a series of workshops that introduce working with the new energies of 2016 and onwards, embracing change and facilitating self-transformation.

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Topics covered / explored (tbc):

  • Snake Goddesses
  • Wisdom
  • Kundalini energy
  • Fertility & Sexuality
  •  Sacred Dance
  • Healing
  • Personal Transformation

There will be an opportunity to have contact with a real Colombian Rainbow Boa (snake) during this Introductory Workshop, as well as witness an example Fusion/ belly dance with snake (performed by Melanie).  Workshop will culminate with a ritual invocation of serpent Goddess, brief oracular reading  (akin to Priestess of Pythia), and a small snake-skin gift for your own personal work.

Book NOW  £18 (booking now closed 19/10/16) 

Venue.  The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a, Museum Street, London.

Time  Please arrive by 6.30pm for 7pm start.

** warning** Real snake in workshop

There will be a real live snake in this workshop. It will be in a secure container in the room, during workshop, and will be brought out for parts of the workshop.
Those who have severe fears / phobias may wish to discuss their attendance with Melanie first before deciding.. 1-2-1 phobia dealing sessions / consultations are offered privately.Profile 2 Pythian Temple London.jpg

Further workshops will be aimed at exploring, healing,empowering and initiating transformations – in the realms of personal energies, Kundalini & sexuality. These will involve working with real snakes in rituals & ceremonies, sacred dance, meditation & pathworking and transpersonal explorations. In Spring 2017, there will be exclusive workshops to be held at a private venue for small-groups and 1-2-1 consultations that will include extended contact with one or more snakes.

 

Facilitators 

** Melanie Philippides – Life Coach, Fusion Belly Dancer & Snake Charmer.

**Mani Navasothy – Wiccan High Priest, Hindu-Magician, Esoteric Author & Astrologer.

Links:

Facebook page:   Pythian Temple London

website – Pythian Temple London

Serpent Power – Magical Workshops coming soon! (London)

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..!) 🙂

Mani & Melanie serpent power workshops coming soon .jpg

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!

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

ReBoot your mind (Astrology – Mercury trines Pluto – twice over retro/direct motions)

Reboot your mind with power of Mercury & Pluto:
 
Folks..there is a marvelous astrological opportunity coming up! In particular, a powerful Mercury-trine-Pluto aspect. What is brilliant is, as Mercury is currently retrograding, it forms this aspect..once..then starts to go direct..so forms the aspect again the next day!
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here are the dates/ times (Brit.Summer Time):
 
1. Mercury (retro) – Trine- Pluto : wednesday 21st sept (2:26am)
2. Mercury direct – Thursday 22nd sept (6.30am)
3. Mercury (direct)- trine-Pluto : Friday 23rd Sept ( 9.51am)
 
As many know, Mercury is a planet that rules Gemini & Virgo, influences the mind & thinking, contracts, obligations, communications, siblings. It is the planet closest to the Sun.
 
Pluto is a planet that is furthest from the Sun, rules Scorpio, influences death & rebirth, transformations, sex, power, control, emotions and probing for deeper truths.
 
So..read this again…and let what strikes out in your mind/ intuition surface.. and focus on it.. And then get to the work..
 
You get 3 magical moments to do this work!
 
Bright Stellar Blessings
Mani Novalight
 
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Astrology: Magic of the NEW YEAR DAY 2014

Yes, this is a serious astrology forecast!   Ignore it and you’ll just be trying to make sense of the days coming..  But heed it, and there’s light at the end of  your Soul!

The next 3 days may be challenging.. to the breaking point.. But New Year’s day brings new moon and a Solar opportunity for Rebirth and Transformation..!

Here’s the message.. !   Feel free to share with anyone who is having a difficult time..   and be a beacon of hope for them!

New year 2014 forecast (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
New year 2014 forecast (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Link:

Blog post on Forecasts for Christmas period 2013

Watch out: Venusian Grand Trine & Relationship wrangles

Venus grand trine july 2013
Venus grand trine july 2013

Can you sense it already in the air..  that crisp gritty aggressive undercurrents.. prodding and poking at you?  Or are you already facing some sort of relationship crisis? I’ll explain why..and more importantly..when it will start to clear up (Hope is so important!! It’s why I do these free astro-forecasts!)

By now, am sure you are aware that we’ve had a grand trine.. between Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn….and another grand trine between  Mars-Saturn-Neptune.. That culminated  last week on 20th July..at about 4 degrees of the relevant signs (Cancer – Pisces & Scorpio – all water signs).

Now, between Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th July, we will be under the beneficial influences of another grand trine.. that occurs between the Moon – Venus – Pluto  (which are in the signs of Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn..respectively- all Earth signs!).

Here are the exact times (all GMT)

29/7    Moon -trine Venus   21:48 hrs

               Moon- trine- Pluto 23:17 hrs

30/7    Venus – trine – Pluto   12:52 hrs

As you may know, trines are highly beneficial aspects..   that provide potential for very good things..   and these ones involve a Venus (love, relationship, wealth, arts, beauty..), Moon (feelings, moods, nurturing, intuition..) and Pluto (intensity, transformation, sex, power..).   So put all that together..and ahem..  it’s going to build up to a very powerful, transformative time…for any one of these areas (ones in bracket).

But you may have noticed…I used the word `wrangle’ in the title..   So what’s that all about then?

Well..  `before’ we can get to the transformative time..  there are…unfortunately…a few other `sharp’ aspects taking place…some of which involve Venus..and others involve Mars.

Here are the details..

26th – Venus -sextile- Saturn (fairly good…long term matters)

           -Venus-opposition- Neptune  (conflicts in place… escapism tendencies..    some dissolution of matters may occur.   needs compromise for anything to work.. or matters just go on..)

27th – Mars- opposition to Pluto ( conflicts again.. tendency for aggression..  seeking control…power-play..  all very intense! )

28th – Venus- sextile- Jupiter ( fairly good..  soothes the previous few sharp wounds..  Be generous.. !)

29th – 30th    Grand trine of Venus-Pluto Accidents possible…so be careful..-Moon (as discussed in previous section above).

1st Aug-  Mars -square- Uranus ( yes…a sting in the tail..  Just when matters seem to be getting better..  there’ll be a twist..  an aggressive or assertive one.. sudden!  Accidents possible.. )

2nd Aug- venus -sextile- Mars   ( fairly good… see below)

 

The previous grand trine involved ..among other planets, Mars..  and Martian energies and influences continue even through out these periods…  It is as if the masculine factors and energies were put through trials and tribulations..  (especially for Aries..and Cancerians who are hosting Mars in their sign). But it involved emotions (as it took place in water signs).

The next grand trine involves Venus..  feminine energies and principles come under trials & intense transformations..  (involves earthy practical solutions and thoughts for resolution to occur ..in matters of relationships.. personal, business or pleasure! ).

Notice how Pluto is touching on both Mars and Venus separately..  and not just nicely..but sharply..and intrusively (squares & Oppositions).   It is prodding.. poking..  probing…asking you to go deeper …to the truth and heart of matters…so that revelations..and changes can take place..   It is painful shedding skin..  but it is a necessary pain for the sake of growth and new skin!

You may think it’s easier for me to sit here and write these forecasts.. But believe me, I am as scratched and touched by these matters as you an anyone else is..and is going to be.

Both you and I must now follow the energies…cosmic influences..   and navigate wisely and carefully ..during the coming week or so.. and then…by 4th August.. as Mercury reaches the position it was a month ago, we will have made progress!   There will be a further prodding on 7th August..but I;ll come to that next week..

For now..  let’s be ready to face the Venusian grand trine..  and the relationship wrangles :-/

All the best

-Mani Navasothy

 

related links

Grand trine &  Harmonic Convergence – july 2013

Astro-Blue moon ( August 2013)

Major transits of Jupiter in Cancer – key dates (2013)

Time for social change (retrograding outer planets)

 

Astro-warning: Stressful week ahead due to upcoming Uranus-square-Pluto transit (20th May 2013)

Uranus square Pluto transit 20 May 2013
Uranus square Pluto transit 20 May 2013

I’ve written about the 7-part transit of the Uranus-square-Pluto transit occurring between 2012 to 2015.. (the 7 transforming waves).

We’ll, part 3 is about to take place on 20th May 2013.. (and part 4  on 1st November!).

Am sure may can ‘t have helped but already notice that the past 1-2 weeks have been getting edgier.. sudden disruptions, little things ending up causing big consequences or effects, stress and so on.. The next 6 days are going to see more of this in more or less every one of our lives.. as we get closer and closer to the energies of this Uranus-square-Pluto culminate ..on the night of Monday 20th May 2013 at 23:02 hrs GMT (UT).

Uranus is currently travelling through the sign of Aries, and Pluto is retrograding through Capricorn!  Sorry…it’s a double-whammy disruptions and chaos for Scorpio and Capricorn, and rather close and intensive time for Aries and Aquarius.  But pretty much intensive, ultimately transformative ..after a period of sudden disruptions …for everyone.

Issues regarding sex, secrets and obsessive habits, wrangles with technology and machinery, computers and internet, realms of the occult can all be part of the themes of issues that come up right about now. Power struggles, hidden or otherwise, fight for control or manipulative behaviour, sleepless nights with over active minds (and possibly inventions and innovations surfacing) will be some symptoms of deeper processes like the pressure of molten earth building towards a volcanic eruption.

As I said, it’s not the first or the last time.

To get a clue of what sort of issues may play to the surface in YOUR particular life, look back at what you were dealing with …last year  around about April -May 2012, and also around about late September to October 2012.   Those matters and issues, if they have not been properly resolved within your lives, will surface again.

But if all those have been explored in the recent 6 months, and you have been learning and transforming your life in many ways, then this wave will not have such a harsh disruptive effect on you ..   (though other issues may now surface).

Again, there will be a further phase of this in October, and more next year..

Trick is to really go deep with the issues that come up, and learn through and let your life be transformed..   and sooner you let that happen, the lesser these Uranus-Square-Pluto transits will smash over your body like giant waves  breaking over you from behind on a tempestuous beach, while you are standing there looking the other way!

Look at the sea, be aware of the wave that is coming..   and be prepared …as much as you can..

Running away is not an option..  because it’s a wave that will hit everywhere!

But then, if you look truthfully and deeply, you already know in your heart..what  am talking about.

Good luck.. for your transformation..  and may you shed the old skin and be reborn.

-Mani Navasothy

 

Phoenix Magic – dreams, thoughts and warnings!

Phoenix from the Flame - graphics (c) Mani Navasothy
Phoenix from the Flame – graphics (c) Mani Navasothy

Few weeks ago, I had a dream.. of an ordinary bird in a cage.. that was stuck in a stuffy room… and dying!  I took the cage (and bird) and left it out in the sun. But later when I checked, the bird looked dead.. and feared it was over exposed to the heat of the Sun! I brought it indoors, and tried reviving the bird by carefully blowing small bursts of air into it’s open beak! And it recovered and stood up..   Now the Dream analysts amongst you will no doubt easily work out much about the mind-set I was in 3 weeks ago by working out aspects of this dream.  (It was few weeks ago.. I’ve moved on now 🙂

Apart from the symbolisms of being stuck by life’s confinements, there is another message here.. that of the bird needing air, getting it..but over exposure to life giving energies of the Sun..and almost dying..and being revived. And of course me and the bird are one.. (or so Psychologists will say, when pulling apart such dreams). It took me a few hours after waking, to suddenly get the insight..  It was the Phoenix of course.   And I have only been using that as a username or online identity for a decade or so..  So in a round about way, the bird and it’s journey and revival is also about me.. which ever way you look at it.

So that brings me to Phoenix magic!

mani- phoenix magic with candle & breath
mani- phoenix magic with candle & breath

I have been doing various forms of dragon-magic for nearly 16-17 years, but started Phoenix magical work about 10 years ago..  as part of some angelic magical work (Arch angels) in a then-coven environment.  At the time, my magic involved invoking the phoenix energy for financial security. But looking back on it, it’s clear..   The few years that followed saw me first loosing the job I was in..  (earning less that £12,000 per year), doing all sorts of voluntary work (Events Organising for Pagan Federation’s London District)..  and eventually getting a Project Manager job in a Charity that gave me almost £25,000 per year!

This sort of thing has happened again..  whenever I have done any sort of Phoenix magic..  Things that are targeted for magical work (areas of life) initially crumble almost all the way to the ground level..  life seems bleak..   and then out of that emerges a newer stronger way of life!

And I seem to be in one of those regeneration phases currently.. and the dream merely confirmed it few weeks ago.

Warning:

So my advise for anyone wanting to dabble in any kind of Phoenix magic – really, truly, beware of where your life is at…and that things will get drastically bleak.. first ..before improvements can be seen. It won;t just happen over night either. It may take anything from 3-4 months to even 2-3 years!!   I can not stress these points hard enough.

Astrology

By the way, in astrology, this death & rebirth / transformation is governed by the planet Pluto (and major transits to the sign Scorpio). We currently are in the middle of a 4 year period where the harsh aspect of Pluto-square-Uranus is taking place …in total 7 times, between 2012 to 2015. (link to that blog here).  So whether we like it or not..  the whole world is under that transformative influence..  (we’ve had that aspect twice last year.. and it will happen twice this year in 2013..  in May and in early November…so be warned).

Tarot

In tarot, the death and rebirth transformation is symbolised by the Tower card – where the divine light(ening) strikes the top, and Tower falls..  so that using its components, a newer better one may be built.

photo of ritual fire
Fleshed out `Phoenix’

I’ll close this with some of the Phoenix images I had created…from photos of real fires…and such.  The one on the left is a real photo… (no graphics or editing) and the one on the right is the slightly fleshed out graphics version ..

-Mani Navasothy

ps. This blog `QuantumPhoenix’ has been online for about a year and a half now, and strange that only now I have had the idea to talk about the Phoenix itself.  I suppose  better also start writing about Quantum Magic too  🙂