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Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 The biggest eclipse

Michael Conneely

Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 The biggest eclipse cycle of the 21st Century begins

This Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 is at 26 Vedic Gemini using the Sidereal Vedic Zodiac. It’s in Punarvasu Nakshatra (ruled by Jupiter).
In western astrology, it is at 20 deg Cancer using the Tropical zodiac.
Exceptionally this year, this is a three eclipse cycle, the second Eclipse being 27th July, and the third being 11th August.
And note that the second eclipse on 27th July is the longest eclipse of the 21st Century, and together the three of them will keep Eclipse energies running in our minds and in our lives for a record length of time. It’s a longer window of eclipse energy than usual! How do eclipses affect the planets in your chart ?

Here are the Charts:

Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 vedic chart

Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 vedic chart 2





This Eclipse is Opposition Pluto – Really Big Note: Note that that the Sun/Moon of this eclipse are exactly opposition Pluto. So, check if this Eclipse and ‘death and rebirth’ intense power of planet Pluto affect your natal chart or natal planets or a sensitive house. If so, there will be big effects. With Pluto in such exact opposition to this Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018, we are offered profound transformation: challenging or harmonious; if the Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 chart strongly interacts with our own individual birth chart.

And here is my video:

Mercury Issues: Because this eclipse is in Vedic Gemini, communication skills and information issues in your life could experience breakthrough, and you could cooperate with that trend if you feel it coming your way. Gemini, and also Punarvasu Nakshatra (Vedic Lunar Sign) where this Eclipse occurs, need to be understood. There is a danger of asking questions rather than wanting answers. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is fickle and androgynous and changeable. There’s versatile adaptable glissando. Mercury’s over-questioning can trash needed action and direction. Mercury is illogic as well as logic. Our personal standing and power an energy can be squandered if we use its energy for Mercury-style ‘politically correct’ futile FaceBook posts on social and political issues that are really unacknowledged working out of our personal issues, that more properly should be a focus for real healing and empowerment work, or for focus on shocking scandals or conspiracy theories that don’t really lie at the heart of our life issues! This is damaging to you because, magically, its drain to parade and posture and identify with factions, rather than empower. Mercury can really harm our Mars for example.

In fact, crucially, we have to learn to draw on the two hemispheres of our brain.

I’ll include a couple of personal notes, so you can see how to build analysis of how an eclipse effects your chart and your life: the Ascendant of this eclipse conjuncts my natal Uranus, and this will enhance the inspirational revolutionary current that has been running in my life and work.
And, secondly on a personal note, Uranus of this eclipse is conjunct my nodal axis, and I feel a destined revolution running in my work and life, my astrology readings, the expansion of my various courses. Uranus‘ higher meaning is inspirational revolution.

So, note that with Eclipses, and this Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018, there will be positive results if we are on-course for our true life path, or the eclipse consequences will be negative if our life is off-course for its spiritual meaning. Eclipses deeply polarize and internalise our life issues, and we must face our personal and collective shadows around these issues. If you cling to your false securities and stuck patterns, or resist the call of your evolution now, then these eclipses will leave you at best a robot pursuing a mechanical rump of a non-real life, or your life circumstances will quite possibly disintegrate because you are not living in accord with your truth.

So, July 2018 is definitely a month to stand firm in the midst of what might feel like quite a storm, not give way to fear, not go limp, but be truly open to change. Cope with self-doubt and with felt loss of direction. Please see my separate Blog and Video of my Astrology and Healing Magazine for July 2018, and the separate Blogs and videos for the two other Eclipses of this present eclipse cycle: The Solar Eclipse of July 13th and the Solar Eclipse of August 11th. An Eclipse may propel you to a needed new direction.

Please do remember, that Astrology is here to give us good quality perception of the energies and possibilities coming our way. It must never be formula or slack ‘impulse of the moment’ channelling. For our own good, our guiding astrological declaration needs to be intelligent, inspired and developmental. We are not here to experience these powerful July 2018 astrology energies passively or fatedly. Guided by good astrological declaration, we are here to ask these sort of questions:
How can I heal?
How can I empower myself?
How can I use these events to burn negative karmas?
How can I use these energies, including the terrible ones, to powerfully and beautifully manifest that very special spark of incarnational destiny that drove my soul to incarnate to achieve here in this particular lifetime?

Note that this report, like all my astrology readings and courses combines psychodynamic Western astrology (using the Tropical Zodiac) with the Vedic Astrology which is essentially based on our incarnational Life Purpose, and will only give accurate results if you use the Sidereal Zodiac (with Lahiri Ayanamsha for the degrees of difference from western Tropical zodiac). I combine the nine planets of ancient Vedic Astrology with the newer discoveries whose energies have entered western consciousness over the last two and a half centuries: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus, most necessarily: the Wounded Healer: Chiron.

This is a Solar Eclipse. Note that Solar Eclipses and this Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018 tend to be more ‘factual’ and bring bright new beginnings, whereas Lunar Eclipses tend to be more emotional and bring about the death of something with the possibility for rebirth.

N.B. You really do need to check how the chart for this eclipse interacts with your natal chart. This way, you can understand and prepare for these Eclipse energies that will be entering your consciousness and entering your life. We have to try to deal with Eclipses negative consciousness and life effects, and we have to work out their positive divine meaning and embrace that.

Please note that the Dates and Times for this report are set to Ireland. Check with  for your local variations.

How to interpret this Eclipse:

Eclipses undam dammed up energy. They are associated with earthquakes and tsunamis. They can bring this sort of energy to the area of life covered by the house(s) they fall in in your birth chart. And note that it’s even stronger in your mind and your consciousness and the areas of your life if a planet in your birth chart is directly affected by an eclipse, especially a conjunction, opposition or square aspect. It is very important to check out beforehand where any eclipse falls in relation to your own birth chart.

In the write-up of these three eclipses of the powerful July / August 2018 Eclipse cycle, I am jotting down the eclipse effects in relation to my own birth chart, so that you can see the sort of analysis you need to study and develop awareness and understand how these eclipses will affect you and your life. The Ascendant of this eclipse actually conjuncts my natal Uranus, and this will enhance the inspirational revolutionary current that has been running in my life and work. And by fascinating ‘coincidence’, Uranus of this eclipse is conjunct my nodal axis. So, it’s ‘double whammy’, and I do feel a destined revolution running in my work and life, my astrology readings, the expansion of my various courses.

How to analyse an Eclipse’s effect in your life: 

To analyse an Eclipse’s effect on you and your life, first check out your feeling about it, what are your intuitions? You could draw a Tarot Card. Then build on that, to note especially where the Moon of the eclipse falls in your birth chart. After that, note also the Nodal Axis of the eclipse chart, the eclipse Ascendant, and then key planets of the eclipse. And for the full analysis, you can get an astrology reading from me if you want very dedicated and caring expert definition and advice:

We feel eclipse energies as they are building. We feel them at the time of the Eclipse. And they last for longer. The effects of lunar eclipse are pretty immediate. The effects of solar eclipse, and this Solar Eclipse 13th July 2018, take longer. Note that eclipse’s effects are even stronger when another planet later on transits across the degree area of the earlier eclipse. Eclipses can leave a patch of stagnant energy in the heavens. This will be triggered if another planet subsequently transits through this patch.

Maybe the Eclipse will smash structures in your life that have outlived their usefulness for your destiny. Or maybe the Eclipse will smash situations that are wrong for you true life path – painful though this may be both to experience and to understand. And note that maybe these eclipses will offer you opportunities for shared purpose with your loved ones to find their higher spiritual purpose.

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I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,



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Enrol on My Varga Course Learn the Vedic Astrology Divisional Charts

Michael Conneely

This is an invitation to enroll on my very special Varga Course:

The Vargas are the Divisional Charts of Vedic Astrology.

Each Varga makes a very special and uniquely, awesomely powerful declaration about a particular area of your life.

In fact, my Vargas Course is one of several wonderful options of more advanced Vedic astrology Courses, which build on my Vedic Astrology Foundation Course. So, you do need to know just the basics of Vedic Astrology in order to study the Vargas.



A. The great benefits of my approach to teaching Vedic Astrology are as follows:

1. Individual and Caring: You get individual caring tuition.

2. Vedic-Western Crossover: You can study this Vedic Astrology Varga Course combined with your Western Astrology if you wish (My western astrology emphasis is psychodynamic and evolutionary), or you can study the Vargas from the standpoint of your Vedic Astrology only.

3. It’s learned. I have studied Vedic Astrology extensively and vastly. I have five university degrees. I have completed a five-year field study: this was an Ethnography: a social-anthropological field study of individuals, Communities and Institutions in connection with spiritual forms new to the modern West, in areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community. I run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with my partner Maggie Pashley from where we also offer very many Healings, Courses and Readings worldwide.

4. Grounded and Genuine: In all my course, you focus on two charts, yours and mine, and that way, the discussion is genuine and caring.

5. Healing/Empowering: My astrology readings and courses are never just formula: they are geared to Healing and Empowerment potentials and possibilities.

B. The Vargas – Two Case Examples:

I want first of all, to start off this post about my Varga Course by sharing with you two case examples, so as to give you a very human idea of the great power of these Vedic Astrology Varga charts.

We’ll be looking later on at the particular Varga Chart I have chosen to focus on in this Blog, which is the D12 Dwadashamsha chart. The D12 chart shows us the effect in our lives of our Ancestors and related karmas.

But first of all, please read these two case examples graphically and wonderfully show the power of the Varga charts, what they can so clearly tell you about your life in the special life-are covered by each Varga chart, and why it’s so good to study my Vargas course.

So, please just absorb the power of the examples at this stage. For more detail, you can see later on, in Sections F and G, below, a bit of the deeper information of how the Varga chart is constructed, and who the Varga deities are, and what the energies of these Deities are in your life, etc.

So, these case examples are the D12 Varga Chart of two individuals, a man and a woman: they show the great value of the D12 Dwadashamsha Varga Chart for perception, as with all the Vargas, for healing and Empowerment.

B1. Varga Case Example 1: D12 Dwadashamsha chart of a man: 

So, what was the clear guidance this guy was given from his D12 Dwadashamsha Varga Chart of the effect of Ancestors in our life. Looking at Moon conjunct Ketu south Node in his D12 Varga chart 2nd House, the crucial message is that the issue of value and mothering in his life will be completely destroyed. And so, there is sound help in having this perception. And, also, it gives him the opportunity to do the work to get the needed healing of the karma, as well as empower himself.
Note that the critical planets (the chief planets of study) in the D12 Varga chart are the Nodes of the Moon: Rahu North Node and Ketu South Node.
His Mars is well-placed in the first house of his D12 chart, and so emphasis on Mars qualities and Men’s Work should go well. Mars is conjunct Chiron in his D1 Rashi chart.
Note the intuitive energy of Jupiter and Mercury in this Varga 12th House.
Note that the Sun is shown actually emboldened in this Shri Jyoti Star Varga chart. This means that his Sun is Vargottoma: in the same sign in the Varga chart as in the rashi/birth chart, and this means that he will be sent very special soul messages throughout his life to heal his Sun, which is of course deeply Fallen in Vedic Libra.
Here is a statement from Kala Vedic software of his D12 Deities. For the energy of each of the D12 deities, see below:

Note that this man’s Jupiter, Sun and Rahu are in Ganesha-ruled Dwadashamsha, indicating positive supportive input from his ancestry, in the nature and manifestation of these planets in his present life.
Note that this man’s Mercury and Ascendant/Lagna are in Dwadashamsha ruled over by Yama the God of Death, and thus there would be problems of an inherited ancestral nature and need for restraint and hard learning in his handling of them, and the challenge of perfecting the qualities of these planets in preparation for death.



B2. Varga Case Example 2: D12 Dwadashamsha chart of a Woman:

So, the clear guidance this woman was given from her D12 Dwadashamsha Varga chat is that Ketu in her 12th House means that she will have a script from her ancestors of engaging in drain or even addiction.
And with Sun conjunct Saturn in her D12 Varga chart, her father will be a total block to her valuing herself and expressing herself.
The Sun-Saturn conjunction is in Vedic Taurus, so it will strike at body issues. She is therefore called to heal the effects of her Father heredity in terms of body image and block to expression of ‘King of her Kingdom issues; that the Sun should be able to express in a life. And she must beware draining activities such as surfing the internet or repetitive group activities (the conjunction is in 11th House). And it will block her gains until she learns to heal and empower herself, and stop the drain.
Here is a statement of her D12 Deities (see below for the deities’ natures):






C. What is Vedic Astrology? And what do the Varga Charts contribute?

Vedic Astrology is the Astrology heritage of India. Indeed, it is vast, and it takes more than one life time to study Vedic Astrology.

Vedic Astrology is geared to a statement of your destiny and your incarnational life purpose, whereas Western astrology is geared to your psychological self, our psychological unfoldment.

The Sidereal Zodiac: Please note that Vedic Astrology uses a different 12-sign zodiac from western astrology, so your planets will often be described as being in different signs. This is because the sidereal zodiac of Vedic astrology is fixed: it is anchored to a fixed star as a statement of the Eternal, whereas the tropical zodiac of western astrology is moving: it moves a degree every 72 years and its start point is that point in the heavens that the Sun occupies on the first day of Spring, and because it is solar it is ‘ego astrology’ The scope of Vedic Astrology is immensely vaster than egoic western astrology. At the present the two zodiacs are 24 degrees apart.

The Lunar Zodiac: Additionally, please note that Vedic astrology also employs an even more ancient zodiac: the immeasurably powerful lunar zodiac of 27 signs, that depicts our realities in a magical and dream time way that is pre-solar, pre-logical and pre-linear, and is hugely accurate, powerful and meaningful. These lunar signs are called ‘Nakshatras’. The positions of the lunar signs were more easily visible to ancient astrologers because they are quite simply the position of the Moon in the heavens on each of the 27 days the Moon takes to orbit the Earth. Because the lunar signs are so ancient, they are powerful and magical and pre-rational, and each of them has a power animal that can be used for many purposes of understanding, including the identification of the best marriage partner for you.

Love Astrology: The Lunar Sign or Nakshatra that your Moon falls in in your Vedic natal chart is the basis for the ancient and powerfully accurate Vedic Astrology of love and relationships. You can order from me a special report on your Love and Relationships Astrology. Each Nakshatra has a power animal. The power animal of the same species but the opposite gender to your own is your ideal sexual partner, however, taking the wider issues of relationship, overall compatibility is often best with another Lunar Sign.

D. So, lets’ now Look at another very special feature unique to Vedic Astrology: the Varga Charts of Vedic Astrology. This is the special focus of this Blog post:

The Varga Charts or Divisional Charts are each a supreme statement about a very special and defined area of your life.

They are derived from the more General Vedic Astrology birth chart which is called the ‘Rashi Chart’.

What the Varga charts declare about your life and destiny, your personality and future, can be so eye-opening. It can be life-changing. It offers you the chance, should you decide to take it, of healing and empowering your life

And so, I invite you to enroll on my Varga Course.

Prerequisite: Please note that you do need to know the basics of Vedic Astrology first in order to be able to study the Vargas.
So, if you do need to encompass the Vedic Astrology basics first, enroll on my Vedic Astrology Foundation Course Master Vedic Astrology. See:

E. There are three important things to realize about the interpretation of each Varga chart:

A. Each Varga represents a different and specially-defined area of life.

B. In each Varga, a planet will have different dignity based on is friendship with its sign ruler, so the different planets will make a more or less powerful contribution to your special area of life declared by the Varga chart that you are studying, than that planet will for your life in general.

C. In each Varga, a planet will have ruling deity, and knowing the deity energy associated with your planet in the special area of life declared by the Varga chart, is often so special and so uniquely eye-opening.

F. So, what areas of life do the Varga Charts cover?


This Table shows brief indication about each Varga, its number, name, key house, key planet and area of life. The 16 main Varga charts are shown here, the Shodasha Vargas. And they are presented in five groupings:

1-Realm of our Existence, Concrete Manifestation:
D1 Rashi First House Sun
Life Path, Events that reveal your true self. The Body = the vehicle of the soul travelling down the road of this life.
D2 Hora Second House Moon
Well Being, Resources, Needs for your accomplishment of material responsibilities. Wealth.
D3 Drekkana Third House Mars Siblings issues Expression, Energy
D4 Chaturthamsa Fourth House Mercury Fortune in life. Property, banks, treasures.
D7 Saptamsha Seventh House Jupiter Conceiving Children, Co-Creation. Dynasty.
D9 Navamsha Ninth House Venus
Ashram in this life. Marriage, Spouse. Life Purpose. Life path.
D10 Dasamsa Tenth House Saturn Career. Standing. Great Fruits
D12 Dvadasamsa Twelfth House Rahu/Ketu, North Node/South Node.
Ancestors. Ancestrally Fated Events. Ancestral Karmas. Parents.
2-Relationship of Consciousness to those Concrete Things:
D16 Shodamsa Fourth House Venus
Vehicles, Mobility, Sources of Happiness or lack of it.
D20 Vimsamsa Eighth House Jupiter
Devotion, Fulfilment. Spiritual Path, Worship.
D24 Chaturvimshamsa Twelfth House Mercury Understanding, Spiritual Knowledge
3-Strength and Skill of Consciousness to Deal with Things that Arise:
D27 Bhamsa Third House Mars
Strengths. Defence. skills and talents. Hard work and focus. Overcoming difficulties. Problem solving powers.
D30 Trimsamsa Sixth House Saturn
Arishtas, Fatalities. Suffering. Misfortunes. Medical crises and challenges.
4-Healthy Growth, Cohesion, Forces that Allow for Things to Come Together:
D40 Khavedamsa Fourth House Moon
Auspicious and Inauspicious Events. If a D40 planets is in good dignity = auspicious. If a D40 planet in bad dignity the planet really destroys the affairs of its House and wider than that, reaches into the other Vargas.
D45 Akshavedamsa Ninth House Sun
Purpose. Feeling things are Worthwhile.
5-Reality of What We Can Manage:
D60 Shastiamsa Twelfth House All Planets
Confirmation of Everything, Accrued Karma, What One Can achieve in this life. D60 sets the limits, e.g.: if D60 2nd bhava is bad, then 2nd bhava can only get so good in any Varga, including D1 Rashi.

F. The four D12 Dwadashamsha Deities:
The four Dwadashamsha Deities are as follows:
Haya (or Sarpa/Serpent).
They rule over one division each, infusing each division with the qualities of their particular powerful spiritual nature.
Who are these deities?

Ganesha and Ashwin Dwadashamashas are benefic:

If you have a planet in a Ganesha sector of your D12 Dvadasamsa chart, that planet will be blessed, because the legacy of your ancestors will lead to initiation of new tasks, spiritual knowledge, and destruction of obstacles on your path of material and spiritual development. Your ancestors will promote encouragement, protection and education to a planet here.

If you have a planet in the Asvins sectors of your Dwadashamsha chart, because these are the Divine Horsemen, the Divine physicians, their nature is to bring fast healing. situations will arise in your life needing healing resources, methods and consciousness This indicates a nurturing and caring legacy from your ancestors, a benefic influence from your parents/ancestry.

Yama and Sarpa Dwadashamashas are more malefic in nature:

Yama is the god of death who leads the disembodied souls into one of the darker or brighter regions of the astral world according to each individual’s merit. If you have a planet occupying one of his sectors in your Dwadashamsha chart, there will be issues of control and restraint and discipline, and of preparation for death around the nature of that planet.

If you have a planet in Sarpa, Haya, or Hayagriva Sectors of your D12 chart, this means that a ‘serpent energy’ or ‘death and rebirth’ quality will apply to the affairs of that planet in your life. knowledge and wisdom will be used to overcomes demonic or dark forces, and thus give peace and prosperity. knowledge and understanding will be needed to overcome difficulties or realize the knowledge and understanding obtained, even after all else is left behind. the passing of time and manifestation of unwanted or uncalled for karmic reactions, which are activated by the time factor, will be an issue to be dealt with, so as to manifest higher residual knowledge during the passage of our life.

So, I hope you are satisfied as to the supreme benefit of learning to read the Vargas, the divisional charts of Vedic Astrology – and also of the need to link these to Healing and Empowerment rather than leaving them as just recitation of arid formula????

Go to my Advanced Vedic Astrology Course website and enroll:

I look forward to working with you



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Learn Astrology Prediction – Wonderful caring expert Course

Michael Conneely

Learn how to Predict using Astrology. Learn Astrology Prediction !

My worldwide Astrology Prediction Course is very special – for the following five reasons:

1. You learn a full range of Astrology Prediction Techniques
2. You get individual caring tuition
3. You can study Western Astrology prediction OR Vedic Astrology Prediction, OR you can combine both
4. It’s learned.
5. You learn by focussing authentically on two charts: yours and mine – and that way the discussion is genuine.



And Very Special Note: If you are wanting to Rectify your Time of Birth, you can do no better than do it through my Astrology Prediction Course.


It is such helpful perception and understanding of your life ahead to have good understanding of the energies that will be entering your consciousness and your life in the year ahead.

Pt. 2 Video: Prediction Case Examples drawn from my Have an Astrology Prediction Year Ahead Video:

Let’s look at some practical examples:

1. Take the example of Rahu North Node transits the Moon in your birth chart in your year ahead: You Have Rahu in the heavens transiting towards your natal Moon. You see that Rahu will hit exact in June ahead. Well, that warns you to expect more obsessing or mental turbulence, etc. it wards you that you might have to handle weird dreams. It tells you that the turbulence will be worst in the applying phase but will then reduce after the exact hit. It warns you that if your Moon is unsupported in your birth chart, then the mental hurt and over-thinking will be worse. AND there’s also the more positive gift that (depending on other indications in your chart) this might be a good time to do shamanic journeying or healing, this might be a good time to engage in intuitive healing, etc,

2. Take the example of: you are in Jupiter Predictive Period or Dasha in Vedic Predictive Astrology, now: well that could be wonderfully expansive and give you needed purpose in everything you do. But you need to hear if your natal Jupiter is in the 6th House in your Vedic Birth Chart (Rashi Chart), in which case one of the things you need to be aware of is that you could attract enemies, so you need to think out really carefully of doing anything that may attract enemies, and then consider all the difficult issues of how you handle enemies in your life if you have attracted them! And is your Sun strong enough to handle a vast Jupiter expansion and direct and manage and contain such in your life now?

3. Let’s say Uranus is going to transit conjunct your Sun in the year ahead: well, be open to wonderful Revolution. Be open to inspiration – and this may come in ways you don’t expect, but take care not to be totally driven and hurt others.
And if you are around age 21/22 or 42, 64 or 84-year-old, then you will be experiencing your Uranus square or Opposition or return, and I can so help you be open to the best in that!

4. Individuation Age Pont and Nodal Age Point: And note that age 42 is the 8th House low point. And I use the wonderful Age Points: the Individuation Age Point of Psychodynamic Western Astrology, and the Nodal Age Point of Evolutionary western astrology, and when your 8th House low point is predictively activated, you will really benefit from a Reading to understand this huge time of life-change.

5. Saturn is transiting Vedic Sagittarius in the year ahead: this is Vedic Sagittarius using the Vedic Sidereal Zodiac. What will this mean? Well you have to look at what House Sagittarius is in your Vedic birth chart.
If that house is the 8th from the House occupied by the Moon in your birth chart, this will be Ashtama Shani: Saturn transits 8th House from Moon, and you really do need to know what this means and how to handle it!
And, another example:
if your Moon is in Vedic Sagittarius in your Vedic Birth Chart, well, you are in the middle of Sade Sate and you really do need to know what that means and how to handle it, and it is such a good idea to get a timetable of your Sade Sate energies from me to see: when are the really difficult times? when are the phases of ‘fool’s paradise times’? what does Sade Sate mean for you individually and particularly in your life? It’s a time of separations and despondence and being cut off from God’s grace with the divine purpose of thus being made to see yourself as you really are, and do something about that.
If your Moon in your birth chart is in Vedic Scorpio, then you are now entering the final two and a half years of Sade Sate. Learn how to handle that.
If your Moon in your birth chart is in Vedic Capricorn, then you are starting the seven and a half years Sade Sate, and you would do very well indeed to get a reading of guidance about that!!!
And note that if you are around age 28 or 59, you will be having your SATURN Return, and I can give you great guidance about that that means.

6. Jupiter is in Vedic Libra for your year ahead: well, you need to hear what sign this is in your Vedic birth chart. If its your first house, consciously cooperate with the energy of Jupiter by making strategy fro your expansive projection in the world.

7. Another example: Neptune is opposite your natal Venus: well make space to bring in the ideal love into your life, that your soul will be sensing and yearning for, bet beware Neptune has his dangerous side: the issue of money in your life could be dissolved.

8. Chiron: transits of Chiron bring up healing issues. Chiron takes fifty years to orbit the Sun, so if you are in late forties / early fifties, talk to me, get a reading from me to understand the healing of Chiron in your birth chart: the healing of your existential wound in the healing of which you can become the Healer of others. Your Chiron Return: the time when Chiron returns to his natal position and thus transits conjunct your natal Chiron is big. Chirosis!

3. What Predictive Techniques do we Learn?

This is when a planet in the heavens aspects a planet in our birth chart now, or is transiting through a House in our birth chart now. We study the nature of the Transiting planet, and we study the nature of the natal planet or House that is affected by the Transit.

We study Secondary and Tertiary Progressions are in Western Astrology:

Secondary Progressions:
Day for a Year Progressions are a very reliable and robust indicator of what is going to happen in our life. These are also called Secondary Progressions. They are based on the principle that the chart for when we are one year old says crucial things about what will happen when we are in the year that starts when we are one year old. And of course, the chart of our second birthday predicts year two in our life, and so on. We note especially the position of the Progressed Moon, and what it aspects in our birth chart in terms of natal planets and House. And we note the effect of progressed Ascendant and chart angles, and progressed planets. This system works because of the fixed mathematical ratio between the Earth’s rotational period of a day and the Earth’s rotational period of a Year.

Tertiary Progressions:
These are similar to secondary progressions, but based on the principle of a day in the life corresponding predictively to a month in the life. These are powerful fine-tuning declarations, and are used in the astrology of death for example.

Predictive Periods: The Dasas of Vedic Astrology:
These are supreme and powerful predictors. They are unique to Vedic Astrology. From the moment we are born, a series of Predictive Periods starts to unfold, each period with a ruling planet, and there are sub periods within each predictive period, and each of the sub periods has a ruling planet, and there are sub-sub-periods within each sub-period. We learn how to assess what will happen when the ruling planet of each period/sub-period is activated, in terms of the standing of that ruling planet within our Vedic birth chart and also what the ruling planet is an indication of: The Karakas and Chara Karakas of Vedic Astrology.

Your Solar Return chart is also a good indicator for your Year Ahead. This is the chart for the exact moment the sun returns to the position it occupied at the moment of your birth. It’s usually on the date of your birthday each year. The Solar Return Cart in Vedic Astrology is called the Varshaphal Chart, and is such a robust indicator of themes that will happen in your year ahead.

Predictive Age Points:

I teach two wonderful Predictive Age Points within psychodynamic Western Astrology, using Megastar software, and I supply the chart of these two age points in respect of each of us. There is an Individuation Age Point which circumnavigates the chart in 72 years, starting from the ascendant and moving counter-clockwise. It is an indicator of the energies we will pass through in our journey to potential individuation, in our egoic psychological unfoldment, learning about all the parts of our egoic psychological identity, and learning how to manage them and fulfill their highest potential. This Individuation Age Point moves counter-clockwise from the Ascendant passing through the houses and signs as it progresses. This Individuation Age Point does not only pass through the signs and houses in your natal chart, it also forms aspects to the planets in your natal chart as it progresses, thus activating experiences in your life relating to your scripts for the energies of that planet.
There is also a ‘Nodal Age Point’ which charts the call from your soul to you from the astral. The Nodal Age Point charts your soul’s call to you through dreams, subliminality, synchronicity, intuitions, impulses and visions. The nodal Age Point starts from the position of the North Node of the Moon at the moment you were born. It circumnavigates the rim of your chart clockwise, thus passing at predictable dates through your signs, houses and in aspect to your planets. Fascinatingly the Nodal Age Point so often declares a similar strand to your Vedic Predictive astrology.
The Individual Age Point is shown by the black cross in a circle on the rim of your natal chart
The Nodal Age Point is shown by the red cross in a circle on the rim of your birth chart.
The Age Point declaration is sophisticated in that it includes advance techniques such as ‘House Intensity Curve’ etc.

4. Western and Vedic Astrology:

My Prediction Course is unique and very special in that it offers the option to combine predictive techniques of both Western astrology and Vedic Astrology.

You don’t have to study both western Prediction and Vedic prediction, by the way, though many people love to. Others prefer to study just one option.

Modern Western Astrology is largely a psychodynamic and evolutionary framework, geared to our study of our ‘egoic self’, our psychological self, and how we experience things psychologically. And we use the Tropical Zodiac to study Western Astrology, which is based on the position of the Sun on the first day of Spring: The Vernal Equinox.

Vedic Astrology is largely Destiny and Life Purpose orientated, and our psychological self is but a part of our destiny, and not fully ‘real’ at that. Vedic Astrology must use the Sidereal Zodiac and Lahiri Ayanamsha for accuracy. The Sidereal Zodiac is anchored to the ‘Fixed Stars’: Spica in Chitra at 0 degrees Sidereal Libra. Due to precession of the Equinoxes, the Western Tropical Zodiac drifts in relation to the Sidereal Zodiac by a degree every 72 years. Currently the Western Tropical Zodiac is approx. 24 degrees apart from the Vedic Sidereal Zodiac.

The Nakshatras: And note that Vedic Predictive Astrology also gains vast declarative extra dimension from use of the Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology: the 27 Lunar Signs: The Nakshatras, which supremely declare our emotional self, our consciousness arising therefore, and our path to growth to better managing and aligning our emotional self to our higher and more spiritual connection and our openness to God.

5. Which Planets Do We Study on This Course?

The thirteen Planets of both Vedic and Western astrology that are encompassed by this course, are as follows:

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron the Wounded Healer, Ketu South Node and Rahu North Node.

6. The Focus of this Prediction Course:

As with all my Astrology Courses, each topic is studied in relation to two charts: yours and mine. The aim here is to keep the discussion real, grounded, authentic and caring, and to avoid ungrounded formula.

Natal and Predcition Charts: You therefore receive from me at the start of this course two sets of natal charts: yours and mine.
These charts will be in both Western and Natal Astrology and are drawn from four astrology software programs. In Western Astrology these programs are Astrocalc and Megastar. In Vedic Astrology, these are Shri Jyoti Star and Kala.

Other Charts: I am really glad to send you charts for family members in Western and Vedic natal and Predictive Astrology. I can’t undertake to discuss these with you within the framework of the Course, but I do find that giving students the opportunity to also take family members’ predictive astrology on board is a great and wonderful extension to their predictive astrology learning. If you want these, please let me know.

7. Predictive Reports – 2 yr. Period:

For your background consideration, you also receive from me two good quality computer-generated predictive reports for your year past year and also your year ahead in Western Astrology: yours and mine. These are generated using Soar Fire software

8. In what order do we study the planets for their predictive effects?

I find it is good to tailor the order of study to the individual student. And so, what happens is that I make a decision to prioritise prominent or important Predictive Phenomena that are happing in your or my life now.

So, for example, if you are in Sade Sate now, we would study Saturn predictive astrology first. If you were having your Chiron Return now, we would study the predictive astrology of Chiron the wounded Healer first. If you were experiencing a Uranus to Moon transit now, we would start with Uranus, as the first predictive planet to study. I always aim to make my teaching as individual, authentic and caring as I can.

9. Rectification of your Time of Birth:

The best way to rectify your time of birth is to try out the implications of different selected times of birth, to assess which time of birth most accurately predicts the timing event in your life, at the actual date that that event actually occurred.
We encompass this rectification of time of birth testing, where appropriate, as we work through the assignments of this Prediction Course, using different predictive phenomena such as Transits, Progressions and Dashas (Predictive Periods). We try out different times of birth in relation to a predictive phenomenon/method, to see which time of birth gives the most accurate prediction in terms of what actually happened at an earlier time in our life.
We can later fine-tune a Rectified time of birth through study of how different times of birth affect the declaration of our Varga Charts: the divisional charts of Vedic Astrology.

10. Your First Assignment:

We now select for first predictive phenomenon study: Transits.

And we also now select the transit of the first particular chosen planet.

And as stated above, we are now selecting one transit by this planet that has already happened in relation to your natal chart.
An we are also select a second transit by that planet which is yet to happen.

So, you now send me a prediction for both the past and the present transit of the selected planet, shown below, in your life.

And when you have heard back from me on this piece of work, you will then study a past and future transit by the same planet, but in relation to my birth chart.

To support you in this work, I send you our natal charts, also our charts for the moments of the two transits being studied for each of us,
PLUS two documents each with accompanying videos:
Presentation for the first planet of study: Video and Doc. Including Meditation journey to meet that planet in his Pure/Divine self, and also as experienced by us in our chart/our life through the filters of sign, house and aspect.
Karmic Presentation for the first planet of study: Video and Doc: My Lords of Karma Series, complete with presentations of many healing techniques.

And may I wish great Blessing upon all my students for our wonderful inspirational, healing and empowering work,

And I look forward to hearing from you,

Learn Vedic Prediction Astrology
Learn Western Prediction Astrology
OR you can learn to combine both.


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Christmas SPECIAL Promotion

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PROMOTION – Get 20% off StarWheel Astrology products at Michael Conneely’s online shop from 24th November 2017 at 00:00 (GMT) until Christmas Eve 2017 at 24:00 (GMT) with code BFCM17



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Astrology Courses: Peerless individually-taught expert Astrology Courses: A special feature of my
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psychodynamic in its focus) and Vedic Astrology (which is founded on a peerless offering of its
statement of your incarnational life purpose and destiny, your karmas and the special spark you
incarnated to achieve in this lifetime.
I always find myself combining both western and Vedic Astrology in my course teaching and
readings, because you need the vast declaration offered by Vedic Astrology, but you also need the
psychological dimensions of western astrology.
Even western Evolutionary Astrology which describes the effect of your past lives in this lifetime
does so in psychological terms.
And you absolutely must include in your astrological awareness the energetic impacts in your life of
the Outer Planets: The Gods of Change: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – and crucially, of Chiron the
Wounded Healer: depiction of your existential wound in the healing of which you become the Healer
of others.
So, take advantage of this Black Friday Discount (BFCM17) running until Christmas Eve 2017 at midnight, to enroll on my Vedic
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My Vedic Astrology Nakshatras Course where you gain deep study of the wonderful 27-sign Vedic
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Or my various advanced Vedic Astrology courses detailed in:
Please note that the very special and unusual features of my astrology courses are that they are
genuine and authentic because the focus of the teaching is always two charts: yours and mine;
there’s always Vedic Astrology-Western Astrology crossover if you wish for that. And, crucially, the
great astrological perception that is generated is never left at the formulaic: No! It is ALWAYS linked
to Healing and Empowerment possibilities.
And I also teach a Western Psychodynamic Astrology Course at


I offer three grades of magnificent Astrology Readings: 1hr, 90 mins or 2 hrs, with or without my famed extensive and
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includes: Shamanic journeying, soul retrieval and Life-script, curse or thought-form unravelling,
whether from this life or ancestral, and more:
RUNES COURSE. and an OGHAM COURSE: For over twenty-three years now I have specialised in the
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And last but not least, living here in our Healing Centre on the Atlantic
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teach how to make vision contact of personal healing and empowerment with the wonderful Gods
and Goddesses of the ancient Irish, such as The Morrigan, their War Goddess; The Dagda, the
generous ‘good God’; Llugh the God of the special talent, Manannan the oceanic shape-shifting God
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There’s a new course taught by me, Michael Conneely, that my wonderful Web Master has
not yet had the time to add to my website yet. But you can get details from me now and enroll
within the Black Friday offers. This new course is:

The Varga Charts of Vedic Astrology: the wonderful powerful sixteen Divisional Charts, each of which
makes sure and accurate declaration about some special area of your life, for example D7 chart your
children and creativity areas, D10 Chart your Career and standing in the world issues and the D12
chart: your parental and ancestral issues.

And here’s a wonderful new Healing Approach from Maggie: Symphony of Possibilities – SPECIAL

I’m very excited to offer 30-minute sessions of the amazing Symphony of Possibilities for the
KNOCKDOWN price of only €35 right up to the end of 2017. This is available in-person from my centre
in Ballymeeny in Co Sligo or via zoom or Skype

In the session you get to choose what area of your life you wish to transform right now and my job is
to help you align and become congruent with what you are asking to change. We will begin by doing
some verbal processing, namely asking questions which open you up to going beyond your current
situation to align with your intention. You then lie down on a massage couch while I do the SOP
session, which involves clearing energy blocks and inviting you into a much more empowered space.
It can feel like a dance of energies.
If you are on-line we simply speak via video or audio link and then you find a comfortable place to lie
down and receive. At the end of the session we will check in and you can tell me how that was for
So, if you feel like some extra help unloosening one of those stuck places (and we all have them!)
then get in touch either via my email ( or my landline +353 9647675.
Again, this course is new and not yet added to Maggie’s website, but you can see her website at:

And also, our big news is that we moved two months ago, to our new Healing Centre on the
beautiful Atlantic coast of County Sligo in the far West of Ireland. It’s at Ballymeeny between Ballina
and Sligo, and I am busy getting two new AirBnB units for guests to stay in. It’s wonderful here. The
air’s so pure. There’s perfect silence at night. We are next to three world-class surfing beaches as
well as round the corner from Ireland’s most ancient sacred monuments such as Carrowmore,
Knocknarae and Carrowkeel, and we’re right in the beautiful deeply spiritual W B Yeats Country!
So: I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you


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PurvaBhadra Nakshatra & Nakshatras Course

Michael Conneely

PurvaBhadra Nakshatra & Wonderful Worldwide Nakshatras Course (distance Learning and personal sessions through VC)

Learn the Nakshatras, the wonderful and immeasurably powerful 27 Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology. I teach a worldwide Nakshatras Course, and here’s a presentation of the 25th Nakshatra: PurvaBhadra Nakshatra number 25 (video below)

Vedic astrology also uses an even more ancient zodiac as well as the traditional twelve Sun Signs: this is the immeasurably powerful lunar zodiac of 27 signs: The Nakshatras.

The Nakshatras depict our realities, our Mind and our emotional natures in a magical and dream time way that is pre-solar, pre-logical and pre-linear, and in a way that is hugely accurate, powerful and meaningful. It is such an eye-opener when you know and understand the nature of the Nakshatra in which each of your planets fall in your Vedic birth chart. Once you know this, you can manage your life better, purify, heal and empower yourself.


PurvaBhadra Nakshatra Spans: 20°00’Aquarius to 3°20′ Pisces in the Sidereal Zodiac of Vedic Astrology.
PurvaBhadra’s Planetary Ruler: Jupiter (Dasa-Ruling Planet: Jupiter : 16 years).
Symbols: 1. The Sword. As a weapon, and as cutting of ties to our attachments or former life. Deaths and endings. Also: 2. Front Legs of a Funeral Bier or Hearse: the journey of death, the journey to rebirth.
Power Animal: Male Lion: pride, leadership, respect.
Motivation: Artha – wealth and worldly comfort. Focus on wealth-creation.
Guna Triplicity: Sattva, Sattva and Rajas: SSR
Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata – scatter, discontent and irritation. Sees issues from both sides (for good or ill).
Gana: Human. down to earth and tangible.
Sex Male.

The Devata or Ruling Deity of PurvaBhadra Nakshatra is a complex expression of death, destruction and the path to rebirth. He is sometimes: Aja Ekapada – The One-Footed Goat: a form of Rhudra, god of Storms. Thunder God, and therefore a form of Shiva. Cleansing Fire. And the name PurvaBhadra means Hearse or a vehicle for the transport of Fire: The spiritual power of Fire. But PurvaBhadra is also associated is the Fire Dragon (Ajaikapat) – He and his brother the water dragon, Ahirbudhnya (the deity of UttaraBhadra) are seen as brother, the sons of Visvakarma, the Heavenly Architect: they are the serpent path to transcendence: rebirth through the destructive storm.

PurvaBhadra is a Krura or Fierce/cCruel Nakshatra. It’s energy is unique, eccentric and mystical. It’s passionate, transformational, extreme, radical, indulgent. Impetuous and opinionated. Must follow their own path: to Hell or to Heaven. Highly strung. These people are idealist, non-conformists, power to influence others, speaker, orator, demagogue. They are intense. There’s passion, ambition, fascination with the dark side of life, transformation, fire, warmth. Motivated to fulfill their Rajas desires. Strongly sexual – can be dark. Fierce but in a way benevolent. Sacrifice has to be undertaken for a Higher Cause. Motivated to make a difference to the world. Independent and self-reliant. Sincere and hard-working, they can achieve deep philosophical wisdom. At their best these people are humane, hopeful philosophical, truthful, charitable, liberal, systematic and polite.

PurvaBhadra Nakshatra people are very active: These people can rush into immature mistakes, and lay heavy, even violent, even ‘head-banging’ trips on others. They can hold extreme views and Fundamentalism. Escapist, iconoclastic. Angry, impulsive and anxious. They need to calm their lower self. At their lower manifestation, these people are critical, miserly, irreligious and mentally violent or unstable. Persecuting. Plotting, violent and criminal. This side of PurvaBhadra can like Heavy Metal clubs and fetishes and macabre dark tantric rituals. The dark side of art. They often coerce others into the spiritual insights and pathways. These people often have a Dark Side which is concealed from the world. And they can be simply horribly two-faced! They can have wavering or unstable mind and nefarious. They can be fearful, nervous, cynical and eccentric. They can be full of sadness and problems. Prone to accidents.


PurvaBhadrapada people have lots of energy and they have to direct it carefully. There is a risk that the energy is used for self-centred goals. Another danger might be that the individual might not know how to handle it. In that case the energy can manifest itself as rage or as ways of ambition that can never be satisfied (whenever one goal is achieved, there is an immediate search for the next goal). They need to learn how to deal with large amounts of life energy and to focus these on a particular and higher-nature goal: focused on what is important for inner growth.

PurvaBhadras need to learn to Seek balance and transformation. At their best, the nature of Purvabhadra is Lightning and Metaphysical Inspiration: Purva Bhadra is like lightning striking us from heaven, giving us a glimpse the eternal. this lightning strike of inspiration that connects us to the heavens and of course they must not mistake the glimpse for arrival at the actual goal. At its best, PurvaBhadra’s lightning spark of creativity takes us to a more metaphysical and timeless spiritual place.

You can find details of my Nakshatras Course at:
I hope to work with you


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Master Vedic Astrology Foundation Course

Michael Conneely

Master Vedic Astrology Foundation Course with Michael Conneely

Learn Vedic Astrology

Here’s an invitation to enroll on my wonderful, learned, caring and completely individually taught Master Vedic Astrology Course: This is a wonderful Foundation Course in Vedic Astrology. It’s completely distance learning and it’s available worldwide.

The Key principle of my Master Vedic Astrology Course is that for each item of study we focus on two charts: yours and mine.

This has a special benefit: that because each item of study in focussed on the charts of two flesh and blood people, this means that our study is completely genuine and authentic. There’s no ranted formula applied to the charts of celebrities, where the astrological assessments and predictions can’t be tested or tried out.

The key qualities of my Master Vedic Astrology Course are as follows:
The course is based on my very learned studies and underpinned by extensive written course material emailed to you, including extensive planet and technique method presentation videos and journeying videos.
You receive all needed charts for yourself and myself: the Vedic Astrology uses Sri Jyoti Star and Kala sidereal zodiac software Charts; the Western Astrology uses Astrocalc and Megastar Tropical Zodiac software charts.
Our Vedic Astrology is studied using the Sidereal Zodiac. If you wish for Western Astrology crossover that the charts we use are in the Tropical Zodiac.
My course is also accessible, individual – and it’s certificated.
And, optionally, and at no extra charge, you can cross over from our Vedic Astrology into our Western Astrology if you wish (including psychodynamic and Evolutionary Western Astrology).

The Course Content of my Master Vedic Astrology Foundation Course is as follows:
We study the nine planets of Vedic Astrology one by one: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu North Node and Ketu South Node. You receive videos and extensive course material for each planet.
We study each planet first of all as a ‘divine principle’, then as how that planet appears in your chart and then mine, assessing its manifestation on various levels as it functions through ‘filters’ of the Sign it occupies, the House it occupies and the planets it aspects – and so we find that how the planet appears in our charts can, of course, be very different from the divine perfect nature of the planet.
And if you wish, you are so welcome to include in to your study the chief four outer planets of Western Astrology: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. And, of course, Chiron the Wounded Healer – the statement of our existential wound, in the healing of which we can become the healer of others.

Study of the Planets:
We study the standing of each of these planets in your chart and also how your planets treat each other. We study planets in Signs, Houses, Aspects, Planetary Strength, As Indicators (or Karakas) for areas of our life, and we utilise the insight of various systems of Avasthas as an integral part of the course.

Study of Methods of Vedic Astrology Chart Interpretation:
In between each study, we also learn the Vedic Astrology key basic interpretation techniques, such as Malefic and Benefic nature of planets, Exaltation and Fall of Planets, Rulerships, Karma, Purushartha (the four aims of life): Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha; the Gunas (the three impulses of the planets): Sattva, Rajas and Tamas; The Elements, The Doshas (Kapha, Pitta and Vata), the Navamsha chart (the Divisional or Varga chart of your Soul, life-ashram and relationship) and introduction to Predictive astrology of Transits and Dasas or predictive periods).

Further Study Opportunity is Available.
You can go on to study of my more advanced continuation courses such as my Nakshatras Course, my Prediction Course, my Varga/Divisional Charts course and so on.

Very Special Course Features to the Master Vedic Astrology Course
Healing – Vedic Astrology, optionally including western astrology crossover can of course produce the most wonderful accurate and penetrating perception as to your destiny, incarnational life purpose, karmas, egoic psychological self, psychosynthesis and individuation. However, I make the point that Vedic Astrology is not to be studied in a fated or formulaic set in stone destiny way. It is always to be geared to our healing. For example, if we find that we have Gandanta Moon or Sun, this is valuable perception not least because it gives us an informed chance to utilize the perception and apply healing to our lives.
Empowerment is surely the true value of astrological perception. It is of no value for the Astrologer to state that ‘you have a weak Sun’, unless the declaration also includes sharing and consideration of ways of healing that sometimes devastating handicap that can otherwise blight your life.
Western Astrology Crossover if desired
Individual Attention and Tuition – this is the way I work. I do my best to support, assist and teach and help you to realize your ambitions in learning Astrology.

A little about myself as your Tutor:
I have an Oxford University MA. This was based in study of the roots of the English Language and Literature, for example Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer and Shakespeare, this included the philology of the development of the Indo-European peoples as they spread North, West and South across Europe and trough Asia minor into the North of India (I was taught by JRR Tolkien’s son).
My postgraduate degrees are in Psychology and Sociology.

I completed a five-year university based field study: an Ethnography or Social Anthropological Study of communities and individuals embracing spiritual forms new to the modern West, mainly in Glastonbury where I also studied the development of Glastonbury as a Place of Pilgrimage. The spiritual areas I studied included communities, institutions and individuals embracing Hinduism (based at Skanda Vale), Buddhism (Tibetan and Theravada), Paganism (including Wicca and Druid Path), Shamanism and Utopian Community (Bender sites around Glastonbury dedicated to ‘tread lightly on the Earth).

I live and work with my partner international Healer, Maggie Pashley, at our Healing Centre on the Atlantic Coast of County Sligo in the West of Ireland, close to Ireland’s most ancient sacred sites, international surfing beaches, W B Yeats Country and many mountains and lakes.

I hope this has been a useful presentation of my Master Vedic Astrology distance learning course and teaching methods, and I look forward to hearing from you,

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Nakshatras Course Learn Vedic Astrology with Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

For details of my wonderful and very genuine worldwide Nakshatras Course, see:

First of all, let me say that it’s not really advanced in that you only need to know the basics of Vedic Astrology in order to be able to do this course.

But let me also say that this course is really advanced when you see all that you will learn from it!

What you study in part 1 of this Course is each of the 27 Nakshatras or Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology in turn.

You get full manual of background notes and charts to start the course. These set out the different spectrums of analysis criteria by which the Nakshatras are understood, such as the Dosha, the ruling planet, the ruling God and so on.

And you get quite exalted and fascinating notes as you move from one Nakshatra to the next in your study.

And for each Nakshatra, in addition to the notes, you get a video.

And what you do in the Part 1 course, is you write up your own ‘take’ on each Nakshatra in turn. And you also make a study of each Nakshatra in which one of your planets falls or which is occupied by one of my planets. This way we keep the course grounded and full authentic, genuine and caring. We are dealing with the lives and destinies of two flesh and blood people here. There’s no ranted formula or non-genuine analysis systems.

And, if we encounter a Nakshatra in our study sequence which is not occupied by either a planet of yours or mine, you can bring in the chart of a family member of celebrity so as to study in what way that Nakshatra affects the energy and manifestation of the planet occupying it.

Not that my course is always geared to perception of the healing potential of each feature of your chart, and dedicated to your empowerment. I work closely with my partner Maggie Pashley who is a worldwide Healer. See her website and we run a healing Centre on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland in County Sligo.

Part 2 of my Nakshatras Course is a study of the powerful Vedic Astrology analytic techniques that use the Nakshatras system. For example, you learn and test out how you will experience the energy of a Nakshatra and the personality of a person who has emphasis of any particular Nakshatra, in terms of the numerical sequence that Nakshatra occupies from the Nakshatra occupied by your own natal Moon. These systems are such as Nadi Nakshatras, Navtara, health Astrology and Prediction using the Nakshatras.

So: Why study the Nakshatras???


They are such unbelievably accurate declaration and description of the person’s personality.

They depict our emotional self and the self of our consciousness so accurately – but it’s ‘warts and all’!

They accurately depict the highest and the lowest manifestation of the energy and characteristics that we are born into dependent upon having an emphasis in one Nakshatra or another in our birth chart.

And by perceiving the lowest possibilities, we can use that perception to commit to the good. We can embark on healing. We can embrace empowerment. We can pluck victory out of what could be defeat in our life. We can commit to transformation and growth.

We can heal and empower.

And when you do a Chart Reading for another person, the extra dimensions brought in by the Nakshatras system, almost at a glance can RADICALLY transform your Reading!

The extra dimensions brought in by Nakshatra Analysis are breath-taking!

So: go to my Nakshatras Course website and enroll:

I look forward to hearing from you


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Which Zodiac should I use -Tropical or Sidereal? A very special study opportunity

Michael Conneely

Here’s a very special study opportunity. It’s an optional part of a very long-established and caring individually taught Vedic Astrology Course:

This Blog Post arises because there has been open discussion recently on whether Vedic Astrology should use the traditional ‘sidereal zodiac‘, or whether it should use the newer ‘tropical zodiac’ of western astrology, in other words which zodiac should I use

I felt quite sickened recently to listen to a YouTube video on this subject, which was pretty ranting and which forgot and ignored that Vedic Astrology is the expression of a most ancient spiritual path.

Vedic Astrologers must not use their positions as Teachers of Vedic Astrology egoically. So I wanted to share with you my considered and caring very authentic Vedic Astrology Course, where you can if you wish, optionally look with whatever depth you like, into the question of what is described by each Zodiac.

One of my earliest Tutors in Vedic Astrology in the 1990s used to take the line ‘there is discussion’ about a method, when there were two different views as to methods or settings.

So I wondered what has happened when ranting pretty egoic confrontation is used – a state of consciousness and communication that quite forgets the spiritual standing of the Vedic pathway, and is far from what it is actually about.

Of course, this unfortunate ranting is an expression to the recent very difficult position of Mercury following the September 21st Eclipse of 2017.

Mercury is in association with Mars, it’s caught up in a most major eclipse, it’s caught up with Rahu, the Sun, AND it’s in the Gandanta zone, and opposition Neptune.

And this perception should of course have guided astrologers to avoid the conflict which must stem from such a configuration unless one can make spiritual and healing utilisation of what Vedic Astrology perceives with this Mercury configuration.

But at least it brings the matter of zodiac definition to a head, and so what I am proposing is the optional incorporation of respectful and considered study of the which zodiac question into my course for those who would want this, and who ask the very appropriate question of which Zodiac should I use.

So, what’s all the unfortunate and regrettable fighting about? It is about whether it is legitimate to use the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology to study Vedic Astrology.

It’s about what Ayanamsha to use (the difference between the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs).

And it has huge ramifications into House systems, Gandanta Zones, definition of the crucial Varga (Divisional) charts, definitions of start and end dates of Dasas (Predictive Periods), definitions of what role a planet plays in your life (moveable indicators or chara karakas).

To start off, I must make clear my own position based on 23 years of the study and teaching of Vedic Astrology, as an intelligent guy, well educated, who seeks to be caring and to find the keys to the understanding and healing of my life, and the lives of others for whom I offer readings and courses.

With my partner Maggie Pashley, I run a healing Centre on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the far West of Ireland, and of course, 90% of our Readings, Healings and Courses are offered worldwide through the internet.

In brief, I find my confirmed personal experience is that the use of the Sidereal zodiac with Lahiri Ayanamsha gives unbelievably accurate description of all the vastness that is measured by the framework of Vedic Astrology (essentially declaring all that stems from our incarnational life purpose and destiny). Whereas I find that the western tropical zodiac is supremely perfect for the crucial psychodynamic study of ‘egoic self’ dimension.

My personal experience and judgement is that I have to say that Vedic astrology’s use of tropical zodiac or Vedic Astrology’s use of other Ayanamshas, gives nonsense by contrast.

This is certainly true in terms of the birth chart it states, the derived charts and Predictive Astrology.

Sidereal zodaic plus Lahiri Ayanamsha gave an exactly accurate and life-changing description of my own very unusual birth circumstances, that was totally absent from western astrology. And it was this that first drew me to the use of Vedic Astrology, and my first teacher.

This is NOT to say of course that the methods and techniques used by Vedic Astrology Teachers employing the western tropical zodiac are invalid. They are caring and wonderful teachers.

Similarly, my personal judgement is that Vedic Predictive astrology requires sidereal zodiac and Lahiri Ayanamsha. If you use any other system, the start and end of your Vedic predictive periods (Dasas) will be declared with wrong dates.

Similarly, the Vedic astrology concept of Gandanta most certainly has vast validity: it has provided the meaning of my incarnation this time, and that concept of Gandanta is of course is lacking from western astrology and from the tropical zodiac.

However, it’s not so simple.

I feel we DO need to identify what dimension of consciousness and ‘slice’ of our existence the tropical zodiac does state when used with Vedic Astrology.

So, please note that I do work with students seeking to identify what exactly what dimension of self/consciousness/events Vedic use of tropical zodiac or other ayanmasha does give – if that is an optional dimension that they wish to incorporate into their course.

My heartfelt aim is that this study will give great insight to the world, once it has been given a few years to mature.


So this Blog Post an invitation to work with me, on my courses, in a way that offers you the opportunity, if you want it, to analyse study and compare the two zodiacs and what they tell you about and predict for your life.

My Vedic Astrology courses are based on sidereal zodiac, but you can feed in a shared study of charts also using tropical zodiac, and thus over time a considered assessment can be made if what it is that the two different zodiacs actually depict and predict.

We can study in caring depth and in a considered way: what different facets of human consciousness and life. I provide you with all the charts you use and all the needed background information manuals.

The approach of my courses has been for over twenty years, that we study each principle with reference to two charts: yours and mine, and his keeps the anlaysis grounded, authentic and testable. It makes it mutually caring.

And a principle of my courses is that the declaration of astrology is never formulaic or fated, but cruciall (and this is its strength) that astrological declaration is always treated as an opening to healing and empowerment techniques.

All my courses provide opportunity for Vedic-Western astrology crossover, if you wish for that (or vice versa).

My western astrology is rooted in Psychodynamic and Evolutionary Astrology, and is augmented in my case in that my university degrees include psychology and sociology.

A helpful vast resource for my sharing with you, is that I also completed a five year field study. This was an ethnographic field study of spiritual forms new to the modern West.

My study focus was the paths of individuals following Hinduism, Buddhism (Tibetan and western), paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community.

The main study area was Glastonbury, an ancient pilgrimage site in England, but there was a comparator study in Totnes, and study residence in a Hindu Ashram in Skanda Vale (the cult centre of the UK Sri Lankan community in exile).

From this background I endeavour to support you in caring and experienced awareness of spiritual pathways.


As I said, I have a postgraduate qualification in psychology, and I feel it has a rightful pace in Astrology: for example, psychology seeks to express and define our ‘egoic self’, our nature and what drives us includes our subconscious and unconscious material.

My psychology degree in the early 1970s was divided between Freudian psychology and Behaviourism! (The two professors never spoke to each other, and you had to be careful to always express things their way and never get mixed up which one you were writing for! One of my other degrees was in sociology, also in the early 70s, where a main focus was ‘Symbolic Interactionism’:  the production of a sense of self through individuals and society projecting roles on us and producing meaning that way.

And regarding the ethnography I did: This was a five-year university-based social anthropological field study commenced in the late nineties. It was located in a Geography department. It’s focus was the production of self through landscape, including landscapes such as sacred place and landscapes of consumption patterns/meanings, and I especially studied the production of self through use of visionary/imaginal landscapes (e.g. Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, paganism and shamanism).

The nature of self has been a big theme in my life (my Sun is most deeply fallen at 1 Vedic Libra and it’s conjunct Ketu, what else would you expect?)

Indeed, my first postgraduate degree at Oxford University, where as a poor grammar school boy I won a prestigious scholarship in the late 60s to be sneered at there as a ‘scribbler’ by the rest of the students from the elite English Public Schools. My MA there was focused on W B Yeats and T S Eliot as ‘prophets of a new age’ and I studied how W B Yeats worked with Lady Gregory at the Celtic Revival, thus opening to the God Realm for sense for self, similarly to ancient Greece, Babylon and the Vedic culture, for examples. I studied Jessie Weston’s From Ritual to Romance and the Omega Point of Teilhard de Chardin. And now I live close to W B Yeats’ grave in the west of Ireland. My birth family on my mother’s side comes from near here. My birth father’s heredity is from the Yakut: a shamanic people living on the shores of the north polar sea – hence all the shamanic healing I teach!

A major feeling I now get, is how our sense of self is produced from our family and society, but how very powerful currents most certainly also run in the form of destinies.

These destinies are indeed very often astrologically predictable. Though they should not be treated as fated and incapable of being healed. And Vedic Astrology can state them supremely well.

Though, crucially, I also do feel that a new consciousness is arising in the world, and Vedic Astrology has to leave behind formulaic ranting and fatedness and ineffectual ‘Remedies’, and add to its supreme and sure vastness, the new consciousness that is arising: the new consciousness of Healing and Empowerment.


To illustrate the issues raised by the ‘Which Zodiac?’ Question, I now show extracts with a discussion I held with ‘J’ and I hope these extracts illustrate the way I seek to have a caring, individualised approach with my students over the last 23 years, as well as providing ‘windows’ on the ‘Which Zodiac?’ Question:

Here are some of the Questions ‘J’ raised with me (shown with kind permission – J’s questions are in bold):

Q. A.“What meaning do the solar signs have other than a shortcut to referencing a ‘composite energy’ of the lunar signs?”

The Nakshatras, the Vedic lunar signs, depict our emotional nature, motivations and scripts (sublime, warts and all) and also the sort of growth we can hopefully make in this life.
Q. B.E.g., am I a Libra ascendant with ruler Venus, or am *really* a Swati Nakshatra ascendant with lord Rahu?
Overall, you will project into the world like a Libran, indeed ruled by Lagnesha Venus, and so we need to assess the standing of Venus in your chart in terms of dignity and the various Avasthas: Avasthas wonderfully state Venus’ standing and how the other planets treat your Venus and vice versa. They are a crucial key as to the qualities and strength with which you assert in the world. However, the emotional play around which your assertion into the world will by typically Rahu within the Libran framework, with all the over-running and nervy scatter of Swati, etc.
Q. C. Does “Scorpio” really exist without its Nakshatras?   It’s measured in space as being 6º, and yet we treat it as 30º, which has always puzzled me.
It is important to note that the sidereal signs are one twelfth of the zodiac, and thus take their energy and name from the constellation that falls within their space on the ecliptic. It is not relevant that the stars of the constellation do not exactlty fit the sign. The sign system works nevertheless. And of course, as you know, the sign energy is modified by Nakshatras and padas falling within the sign.
D. At one point it was “just the Nakshatras.”  Then the signs followed as a sort of superimposition of these solar sector divisions(?)
I think the signs are to be seen as not a superimposition onto the Nakshatras, but in fact a different measurement of the ecliptic, actually measuring a different dimension of self than the nakshatras, and coming later in time than the nakshatras, and reflecting later changes in consciousness.
Q. D.My Saturn is now transiting from “Scorpio” to “Sagittarius (20th Septemebr 2017}.” From my “2nd house” to my “3rd house.”   This might cause someone to be “optimistic.”  Saturn mahadasha has been an abject hell for me since May of last year.  A new “sign transit from Scorpio to Sagittarius” I’m told from an Indian Vedic astrologer is very good.
Interpretation of the mahadasha manifestation of Saturn needs to be based on the standing of Saturn in your Rashi chart and Varga (divisional) charts. And in fact the timing of Saturn Dasa will activate the energy of Saturn in the various different areas of life that each Varga chart represents. You’d need to individually evaluate your 2nd and 3rd House to say whether each transit would be ‘very good’ or otherwise. We’d be looking at Saturn Avasthas and Saturn’s standing in the Divisional charts, and what House Cusps fall where in your Divisional Charts.

Q. E.But in reality, isn’t Saturn just transiting from Jyestha to Mula. And Mula is a horror flick?  So what kind of hope is there in saying “Sagittarius” if it’s really just a “placeholder for the ~3 nakshatras that carry the weight (of its definition)?”

Mula is not a ‘horror flick’. For a bit about Mula, see:

Sagittarius is not a placeholder for the three Nakshatras that also occupy its space. Signs and Nakshatras measure different dimensions or slices of our nature, of our ‘self’ of our destiny this time. The Houses each declare a different area of our life. So Saturn in Sagittarius measures a different dimension of you that does Saturn in 3rd House, as does Saturn in Mula. For Saturn in Mula you’d need to look at the role of Ketu (Mula’s ruler) in your birth chart.

Q. F. I have much difficulty utilizing blank space as a starting point for scientific definitions.  Is this a science, albeit hidden, or is it fantasy? Saturn transiting the star Spica” for example, works for me 100% .  Spica exists.  Saturn exists.  One moves in front of the other.  They’ve observed over millennia it means something when this happens.  We’re talking about real things in space and time.
“Saturn transiting the Nakshatra Mula.”  That kind of works for me, like 90%.  Mula is the name of a group of stars.  There is a zone of energy “bracketing” those stars.  The “amalgamated energy means something.”
“Saturn transiting Sagittarius.”  This works for me like 40%.  “Sagittarius” came “way later.”  Is it the amalgamation of the energies of 3 nakshatras?  Oh my.
/12 of the zodiac is 1/12 of the ecliptic = why is it special and what intellectual authority is there to bracket this space, call it something, assign a “ruler?”

As Jupiter transits my Sun and then yours, we meet beyond formula and astrological rant to share wisdom and its enlargement.

I feel cautious of the term ‘intellectual authority’; it’s more like: ‘intellectual justification’.

We know nothing of the zodiacal division of ancient peoples used, who were very much in tune with the energies emanating from planets, stars, constellations and even individual degrees.

But yes, we are aware that the sky was early-on divided into 27 for the Nakshatras (obviously based on sensed Lunar energies in combination with constellations the Moon transited across).

And we are aware of the division of the sky into 12 signs: you ask why 12? The answer can only be speculated about and is lost in time, but the ‘dozen’ is an ancient concept, and doubtless appealed as being numerologically harmonious and inclusive, as it’s a multiple of 2, 3, 4, 6; and because itself it feeds into 144 etc.

A Sign is a useful concept. It’s not as precisely useful as the smaller divisions. And its energy/consciousness divisions are more overlapping with other signs.

But it is valid: and one proof of the sidereal zodiac’s total validity is its statement of the Gandanta Zones, which are immensely valuable and one can’t do good astrology without them.
Interestingly, I say this as I have Gandanta Moon, and the meaning of that was the fulcrum of my life AND Saturn is transiting the Abhukta Mula Jyestha to Mula 9Scorpio to Sagittarius) Gandanta as I write to you.

But of course, a sign also has crucial validity in that it is divided into such ultimately valuable heuristic divisions as the Padas and the Vargas or divisional charts. This is not weird, it’s mathematically factual.

And furthermore! The sign divisions in the heavens are crucial to note in that we know that the Jaimini moveable indicators (Chara Karakas) see see your Shri Jyoti Star chart below).
A planet’s chara karaka or moveable indicator status in our chart is defined by the position of a planet in the sidereal zodiac.
For example, there’s the all-crucial Atmakaraka or soul indicator (mine is Moon, as my planet of highest longitude in a sign), and these sidereal based charakarakas are the crucial definition (whatever other scheme of charakaraka is stated for you by other zodiacs, and whatever validity or relevance to other dimensions or facets of your consciousness or life these are found to have – and that would be after deep study and consideration).

Your Vedic Rashi/Birth Chart by Sri Jyoti Star (sidereal zodiac, Lahiri Ayanamsha):









And furthermore (could there be more?) your Avasthas, the standing of your planets and how they treat each other, are accurately stated by the Sidereal chart, and again we would need a careful, considered study project to determine what your Avasthas state, what validity or relevance or other dimensions or facets of your consciousness or life these are found to have, and this should only be done after deep study and consideration). See your Kala Avasthas charts below.

Your Avasthas charts by Kala (sidereal zodiac, Lahiri Ayanamsha):


And furthermore (!) I have found that my Dasa (Vedic Predictive period) start and end date ARE valid when sidereal zodiac is used.

And of course, drawing on western psychodynamic astrology, the position of our natal planets in the much wider areas of the hemispheres and quadrants of our western chart also are most important to know, because this guides us as to what areas of consciousness our planet will manifest its energies in psychologically, archetypally and in terms of direction of consciousness, and the way we will relate overall.

BUT I would say that UTILITY is a big criterion to apply at this stage. We need to make authentic realisation of what a system offers to our helaing path in this life. We need to make authentic decision as to what a system offers in our path to expressing the special spark of being and attainment we incaranted to become this time. Utility and authentic realisation and authentic perception is KEY.

If utilisation of a degree, or a nakshatra, or a pada, or a Varga – if utilisation of any of these gives you invaluable understanding of your nature, then it is to be embraced!

It is so valuable and indeed valid to note that Sun in Libra is debilitated. Debilitation can wreck one’s life. But experience of that destiny, then encountering Vedic Astrology’s perception of the wrecking concept of ‘debilitation’ – these are what give us the option of moving: moving into needed healing and empowerment!

Q. G. Why are there 12 Signs? A prominent astrologer told me “They divided the ecliptic into 12 because it is a multiple of 3 and 3 is a very important number in the occult. There was no other reason he can give. Is it possible there is “information encoded in there?  I guess so.  But splitting the sign into 9 portions is getting even weirder, unless those 9 portions reflect something in space.  Science is about hard, empirical definitions.  Why was Venus not the “ruler” of that space thousands of years ago, but at some point “became the ruler?”  And people with extreme intellect would say I’m a Scorpio because of tropical definitions?  Huh?? 
You are moving now in our conversation from ‘intellectual authority’ to ‘Science’. From my abandonment and orphanage upbringing (I have Moon Gandanta at 29 Pisces 56 and Sun at 1 Libra sidereal) I moved on to take five university degrees, and indeed to work in a five-year social anthropological field study: an ethnography. I believed the concepts of psychology and sociology in which I have postgraduate degrees.
But the gift of my Gandanta, a terrible gift, moved me beyond the limitations (and gifts) of the ‘scientific paradigm’ to ‘ancient spiritual/astrological frameworks’, and also the study of ancient deities and earth spirituality, and from these I have found what I needed, not from science.
How I despised the ‘current academic discourses’ that I had to fit the findings of my field study into: It was an ethnography of spiritual forms new to the modern west: place-making, how our sense of self depends on place and vice-versa. The study areas were Hinduism, Buddhism (Tibetan and western), paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community. The ethnographic method invented by Bronislaw Malinowski during the First World War is ˜participant observation’ – living in the communities and instructions under study: giving the individuals in them their own voice (not being the ˜top down’ ‘scientific expert’).
In Swiss Huber School psychodynamic western astrology (in which I trained in the nineties, and which I utilize for my teaching), you have a ‘psychic eye’ chart aspect shape: Pluto-Rahu trine Neptune, apex your Sun-Uranus conjunction:
Your Swiss Huber School Psychodynamic Astrology Chart by Megastar (Tropical Zodiac):








Psychic Eye Chart Aspect Shape:

This figure consists of two green semi-sextile aspects (30 deg) and one blue sextile  aspect (60 deg), thus  forming the small blue and green triangle called the Eye. This chart aspect shapes gives a wonderful and useful inquisitive, receptive and questing presence within you that is intuitive and observant or eagle-eyed.

In Swiss Huber School psychodynamic astrology (in which I trained in the nineties, and which I utilize for my teaching), you have this psychic eye chart aspect shape: Pluto-Rahu trine Neptune, apex your Sun-Uranus conjunction. This is one representation of why the study of the ‘which zodiacs?’ question will be so valuable for you.

My courses are always based on the study of two charts in relation to each and every concept. That way the discussion is kept authentic and grounded, empirical as well as with reference to the analytic and the theoretical. I value our communication. I’d love to now embark on the vastness of taking it into the dimensions of a course with you. See: what do you think?

My Vedic Astrology foundation course has a presentation and also a journey to meet each planet, and includes a considerable repertoire of techniques, and can cross-refer into western astrology if the student wishes, and it can also encompass Avasthas analysis system if the student wishes, and insights of great value can come from Avasthas.

I go on to teach many advanced courses, as well as having a wonderful on-line Tarot course which is of great value for your intuitive development.

All charts you could need are provided. There’s vast information provision/manuals. There’s caring totally individual tuition. If you optionally wanted to include into your studies the ‘Which Zodiac?’ course, that would be grand (as they say here in Ireland)!

I hope to hear from you, Michael


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Shravana Nakshatra Number 22

Michael Conneely

Shravana Nakshatra Number 22 / A Worldwide Nakshatra CourseMichael Conneely

Shravana Nakshatra is the 22nd Nakshatra and spans 10°00′ to 23°20′ Vedic Capricorn. This Nakshatra is ruled by The Moon and its ruling deity is Vishnu – The Preserver of the Universe. Its Symbol is The Ear, or an arrow. Its power animal or Yoni is the Female Monkey – playfulness, lack of seriousness. Its Motivation is Artha – material wealth. in terms of Gunas, Shravana is primarily Rajasic: desirous and acting on the worldly plane.

The Nakshatras are the truly wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology that is such a sure declaration as to our emotional nature, our consciousness, our life scripts, our relationships and health astrology. See my Worldwide Astrology Readings which always include study of your Nakshatras:
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The Principal Stars: Altair. One of three stars known as Head of the Eagle, or the three footprints of Vishnu. The Sun moves through Shravana from around January 24 to around February 6 of every year.

Shravana Nakshatra Key Words: The Listener, learner, knowledge quest. Informed. Persevering and shrewd. Goal orientated, and this becomes dangerous if their goals are unwholesome. They need to tone down their ego and be careful to do the right things. Can fall prey to deception and bad advice. they often have organizational ability which can be used for good or alternatively for destructive or degenerative ends. Sravanas often carry a cunning but well-mannered, alert look. They are good communicators. Good in media. They do need to be careful of propagating falsehood.

Positively, Shravana Nakshatra are intellectual, wise, good teachers, counsellors, amicable but calculating. More negatively, they are gossips and restless. Typically, they have an historical approach, heritage, tradition, travel, pilgrimage

Shravanas typically suffer troubles and disappointment – trust issues, especially in first half of life. They are sensitive and easily hurt. Thye can have feelings of inferiority that can be overcome with age.

Its heavenly basis emanates for seeking, which results in the paths, through which there is connection of all things.

Shravana Nakshatra nature is to be fierce and severe in a balanced way.

The ideal best spiritual path of Shravana is the way of listening and the gaining of knowledge.  This knowledge should lead to meditation (not only to knowledge of trivial facts).  The disciple may eventually become a guru himself who passes on knowledge.  This, therefore, is a meditative constellation.  Listening to the guru leads to becoming one with him and to meditation. Each Nakshatra has a special power or Shakti, the power of Sravana allows for connection. Shravanas are often fond of travel and living in foreign lands.

If you would like to learn more about Shravana, and all the other 27 Nakshatras of the Vedic Lunar Zodiac, this is so worthwhile. It offers such understanding of people. it is the key to relationships astrology and health astrology and many other functions in birth chart analysis and prediction. Enrol on my Nakshatras Course and study each Nakshatra in depth in relation to your chart and mine, plus family members and others. Learn the powerful techniques of analysis using the Nakshatras.  I look forward to developing this more with you through one of my Worldwide Astrology readings, my Foundation Vedic Astrology Course or my Nakshatras Advanced Course. See the website addresses for these below.

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Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra 21

Michael Conneely

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Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra is one of the wonderful 27 Nakshatras:
The Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology. Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra spans: 26°40′ Sagittarius to 10°00′ Capricorn (Dhanus to Makara),

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra is quite an uncompromising energy. It’s Ruler is The Sun – power, vitality, strength, leadership; its ruling deity are The Vishwadevas – The Universal Gods.
Uttara Ashadha’s symbol: Planks of a bed – not so good for marriage, not so comfortable, but a place to rest.
The Power animal/yoni: Mongoose – viciousness, speed.
Uttara Ashadha’s Motivation is Moksha – spiritual liberation. Its Caste is: Kshatriya, Warrior. Its nature is to be sharp and dreadful in an active way.
Translation: Mongoose means ‘unchallenged victory’. the latter invincible one.
Stars: The Four stars of Uttara Ashadha are in Sagittarius.

Enduring, invincible, aggressive. can storm its way forward. Dogged persistence to succeed. Responsible. A challenger with a forceful path, who can have luck in the nick of time. Can be a lonely enduring path. Much more introspective than that the preceding Nakshatra, the showy Purva Ashadha. More warrior than Brahmin. They can get totally involved in their task. Can penetrate deeply into knowledge. They have innate leadership qualities and usually affluence. They are Law-abiding and religious, genial. patient, righteous and responsible. Methodical, sincere and calculating.

Note that 5° Capricorn is the exact debilitation degree for Jupiter, so the light of knowledge can be obscured as the individual becomes obsessed with paying karmic debts.

Jupiter rules the Sagittarius part of Uttara Ashadha, but Saturn rules the Capricorn part. Jupiter is about expansion, but Saturn is about contraction – and Jupiter is at his greatest debilitation in the Capricorn part of Uttara Ashadha. There is an energy in the Saturn part especially, of moderation and practicality, and there may be not too much hope, idealism or expansiveness. It is maybe a place for endurance and concrete action rather than words. Yet there can be misplaced idealism. Every error someone with emphasis in Uttar Ashadha makes is amplified due to the enormous capacity of this nakshatra to be of influence in the outside world. The emphasis here can be on concrete achievement. Nerves of steel. Exaggerated attention to worldliness or to power structures. Accumulation.

Basically, Uttara Ashadhas can have innate great integrity, and can be sincere, committed, ambitious. They fight for what they believe is right and practise what they preach. They often make advisors. Uttara Ashadhas have great stamina and constancy. If they are not fully engaged in a project, they can get apathetic.

They can be pioneering. They can be noted for a fresh start, honest, great insight, ambitious, but sometimes can fail to carry through

Uttara Ashada Nakshatra shows how actions are always victorious over ideas. Sagittarius preceding can be lazy, and idealistic about something that is not good.

The ruling deities of Uttara Ashadha are the universal gods that guarantee victory. It is where Sagittarius becomes Capricorn where hopes and inspirations become tangible realities.

Negativley, Uttarashadhas can be rigid, unbending, upholding. Can get self-centred and stubborn. Can have losses in early life, but more success as their life progresses.

N.B. Love Scripts of Uttara Ashadha:
This is the one of the 27 Lunar Signs or Nakshatras that has no natural mate, and thus is usually a very difficult life-script for marriage. Can have difficulties in marriage or sexual incompatibilities. The Uttara Ashadha symbol is the planks of a bed: an austere bed, not made for comfort. The hard bed reflects your austere attitude to relationships.

They like control so their partners can feel pushed out. Can go for material comfort and success, but not pleasure. They show stubborn, self-centred approach and can develop lack of interest in relationship.

Typically, Uttara Ashadhas can be composed and stoical. They tend to keep an emotional distance from others. They can have difficulty expressing warmth and love. Thay can have a difficult relationship with their father and this colours how they view love.

If Uttara Ashadhas are involved in something that bores or stresses them, they can become dull and lazy. There is a self-indulgent streak within them that defies your otherwise austere nature.

Uttara Ashadhas have complex Sexuality. The animal symbol of Uttara Ashadha is the mongoose. There is no female mongoose in the Nakshatra animal signs. For Uttara Ashadhas, therefore, there are no ideal partners. Often they have no instinctive understanding of your sexuality. To fulfil their spiritual path, they can have to learn to compro­mise on their sexuality.

Typically, to hide their lack of sexual confidence and low self-esteem, Uttara Ashadhas appear active and bold. If they fancy someone you make a play for them. You are fast workers and can get involved very quickly. But once they are involved, it can become very clear that they do not know what to do with their lovers. Not having an ideal mate in the Nakshatra system hinders Uttara Ashadha’s sexual knowledge. They can be passionate yet cold, self-indulgent yet ascetic. The right partner is one who accepts their intrinsic spiritu­ality and makes them comfortable with their sexuality.

Uttara Ashadhas hate secrecy or deception so you set high standards for their partners and if they fail, can be very aggressive and will not wait till they have rooted out their dishonesty. They need to avoid becoming suspicious for the sake of it. And as they are plain-speaking and direct, they may not understand harmless wiles and sexual play from others. it can be that they can’t be bothered and choose to lead the life of an ascetic. In a woman’s chart, this person may opt for a practical marriage or marriage for money.

find their partners are too ascetic, boring or not much fun, especially if planet occupies pada 2 of Uttar Ashadha.

Favorable: Uttara Ashadha earns a good living; believes in charitable giving; brave; does well in foreign countries; good conversationalist; enjoys music and dance; good organizational abilities; ambitious, motivated to accomplish things and develop their careers; likes old and mysterious things; could be skilled in astrology

Unfavorable: Uttara Ashadha cane be self-seeking, aggressive; worried; capable of hurt­ing others; makes up stories; deceptive in that they will either say what is not so, withhold information, or understate matters; don’t like to be told what to do; argumentative; too talkative; select mates who often are very different in personality and outlook

The symbol of Uttara Ashadha, a tooth, is a sharp thing and analogous to this Uttara Ashadha has a keen intel­lect, which enables him to see through the wrong ways of the ego.  The elephant is an animal with a great, posi­tive strengt­h.  A person in whose horo­scope Uttara Ashad­ha plays an impor­tant role is challenged to use that strength.

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Please see these other Posts for the other Nakshatras

Learn more about Ashwini Nakshatra #1
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Learn more about Pushyami Nakshatra #8
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Learn more about Purva Phalguni Nakshatra #11
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