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Festive Greetings, Christmas offers and exciting new developments in 2016

Michael burnsall crop bestI wish you all a wonderful holiday season, whatever you are doing and however you are spending the time. And as the year draws to a close I’d like to thank you for your interest in my work over the last year, whether you have had a reading from me, enrolled on one of my courses or simply subscribed to my blog or newsletter.  2015 has been  an eventful year for me, revisiting Ireland, writing my latest novel with all the research that has involved, delving ever deeper into astrological knowledge and then finding ways of distilling that down into clear, useful and often life-changing insights for clients and students. Lots of hard work including a steep learning curve of familiarising myself with video conferencing and the like but I feel very excited to have now developed a platform to dynamically interact with students in my new worldwide webinars. So if you have ever been curious about learning more about astrology, now is the perfect time.

I would like to start by sharing with you a kindly-written testimonial sent to me by one of my astrology students:

‘An in-depth Chart reading from Michael which included both Western and Vedic interpretations has been instrumental in putting my life back on track after suffering for many years with a medically undiagnosed Chronic illness.
I’m now studying Michael’s Western Astrology course under his ever giving, kind and supportive tutorage.
This is bringing even more healing realisations which are slowly but surely turning my life around.
The amount of work he puts in on behalf of his clients and students is amazing, as is his depth and breadth of knowledge.
Many Thanks Michael’,

Yvonne
Lytham Saint Anne’s UK

aquarius 3My Astrology Readings: Special Offer Xmas/New year- 10% (15% off if booking for two):
I am proud of what my worldwide astrology readings offer. They link western with Vedic Astrology, they include tarot, you can order magnificent totally personal reports. You have every opportunity afterwards for emailed questions/discussion. They provide such a firm and inspired statement as to your life purpose, your year ahead your work future, healing and empowerment issues, relationships astrology and child astrology. See the following videos about what my readings offer:
how astrology can help you
using astrology to understand relationships
making sense of difficult life transitions
Book the Xmas/New Year special offer now using the PayPal Buttons at the foot of the home page on my readings website:
www.starwheelastrology.com.

planets 2My Worldwide Weekly Webinars: run February to November 2016 and are linked to my Western and Vedic Astrology Courses:
I am so excited to be offering my western and Vedic astrology courses, now with weekly webinars, and recorded so you can replay them anytime. Take Advantage of my Early Bird Offer and sign up before 31st December to get 10% off!  Each webinar will demonstrate brilliantly how the astrology teaching relates to your personal chart. You get full course notes and you get the recording of the Webinar afterwards so you can share even if your time zone is tricky in relation to UK time. Always topics come alive when they can be explored through art work or embodiment and it’s not just stale declaration: Healing and empowerment modalities are explored or described.

Sun ArchetypeWatch some short You Tubes previewing the course content of my different course below:

Western astrology Level 1 Course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvGEAj9aPqA  More info and reserve your place at www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com

Vedic Astrology Level 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FvlnAM5zQ, More info and reserve your place at www.mastervedicastrology.com

Vedic Astrology Level 2: learn about the wonderful Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology, the 27 Nakshatras and how they reveal the true wisdom about your chart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXa-mcGcdGQ More info and reserve your place: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com

and also Vedic Astrology Level 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH3w_jl8pik More info and reserve your place: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com

Blessings, success and happiness for us all in 2016
Michael

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The Astrology of 2016 – how to read your year ahead

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

For thoughtful, individual and caring in-depth Astrology, have a look at this webinar on how to read your charts for 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udzN3zHKA5E

This is one of my Starwheel Webinars. The full 2016 worldwide webinars and linked courses time table is set out below. There’s a Christmas and new year enrollment early-bird special offer as well.

In this video, a study group of my ‘Master Vedic Astrology’ course shares different approaches to reading the astrology of their year ahead in 2016.

We use both western and Vedic astrology techniques.

And please note that there will be a follow up webinar on Wednesday 13th January, where this personal awareness will be amplified by a careful and comprehensive in-depth broad study of the movement the planets of western and Vedic Astrology through 2016.

And please also see details of my wonderful offering of worldwide astrology courses and weekly linked webinars below.
Book by 16th January 2016 to benefit from my EARLY BIRD offer (at least 10% off full price) and start the New Year off learning a truly amazing new skill, a skill which will give you clarity and insights into your life, and also in time enable you to help others. Don’t worry though if you miss this date as you can still join throughout the course as the sessions are recorded.
The worldwide weekly webinars are linked to the courses and they run from February to November 2016.
In these webinars, the chart of each member is analysed. You get the recording download and full course documents. You can crossover between western and Vedic astrology if you wish.

Vast perceptions from astrology are developed through exceptional methods of art and embodiment work and also the application of healing and empowerment modalities.

In these courses, there’s applied astrology because for each topic we focus on two charts: yours and mine. And there’s also theoretical study of astrology techniques as well as the art work, embodiment, healing and empowerment links. See:
​Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 19.30 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 2 Vedic Astrology Course: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Webinar: Every Thursday 21.30 hrs UK time Starts Thursday 4th February 2016
Level 3 Vedic Astrology Course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Wednesday 21.30 hrs UK time. Starts Wednesday 3rd February 2016

And see details of Michael Conneely’s Astrology Readings – And Christmas and New Year Special Offers at: www.starwheelastrology.com

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Four Weekly Worldwide Astrology Webinar Series February to November 2016 – Plus linked courses

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

There’s a wonderful and beautiful and dedicated weekly worldwide astrology webinar opportunity coming up for February to November 2016.
The webinars focus on the charts of each member and you receive the recordings to download.
It is such a strength to be able to cross-refer between western and vedic astrology.
These weekly webinars and courses are linked to art work, embodiment and healing modalities.
See details of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Courses in Western and Vedic Astrology – including four worldwide webinars to support your learning each week:
Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 19.30 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 2 Vedic Astrology Course: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Webinar: Every Thursday 21.30 hrs UK time Starts Thursday 4th February 2016
Level 3 Vedic Astrology Course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Wednesday 21.30 hrs UK time. Starts Wednesday 3rd February 2016
For linked healing modalities with Maggie Pashley, see: www.bodycodehealing.co.uk and www.changeforlife.co.uk.

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Indications for War in 2016

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

We need to note that there are three indications for war building up in 2016. These are:
1. Mars – Uranus _ Pluto T-squre now
2. Jupiter conjucnt Rahu (North Node) now and in Vedic Leo up to August 2016.
3. Saturn conjunct Mars in Vedic Scorpio from February to September 2016.

1. Mars – Uranus – Pluto: Librans and Arians subjected to irritation, revolution and or Fundamental Change: Mars moves through western Libra in an angry, irritable opposition to Uranus in western Aries all December. Worst tension is mid-month, and to make things even potentially violent in Libra, Aries and Capricorn, Uranus is square Pluto all month.
There’s a powerful and dangerous Mars –Pluto – Uranus T-square. It’s exact from 6th to 12th December. Mars is around 15 deg Libra; Uranus is at 16 Aries and Pluto is at 14 Capricorn. On a personal level, feelings may run high at this time, and events may catch us unawares. You may have a big row to release tensions that have been building up in your life. Try to be kind.

2. Jupiter conjunct Rahu (North Node): Second, drawing on a phenomenon from Vedic Astrology Interpretation, Jupiter and Rahu (North Node of the Moon) become increasingly closely conjunct: This is Guru Chandala Yoga:
Jupiter and Rahu are conjunct to only four degrees now. Jupiter is at 28 deg Vedic Leo. Rahu is retrograding towards Jupiter at 2 deg Vedic Virgo.
When Rahu enters Vedic Leo on 30th January 2016 to join Jupiter who has already been transiting there since 14th July 2015,  the dangerous conjunction of Guru Chandala Yoga is created, and this will hold in force until Jupiter leaves Vedic Leo and enters Vedic Virgo on 12th August 2016.
Guru Chandala Yoga is dangerous because Rahu sullies the purity of Jupiter and we have to be careful to purify this otherwise dark associations will be created and obsessions, and power-stealers will riot as well as Fundamentalists. And Jupiter magnifies the effects of Rahu! Confront your fears. Plan a more empowering and positive strategy. Don’t let negative fears control your mind or your life.  However the shift of Rahu/Ketu to Leo/Aquarius at the end of January 2016, at its highest, wit hthe higher minds, could be more humanitarian and could be better leadership.

3. Mars conjunct Saturn: And third, the really dangerous add-on to all this is that Mars and Saturn are both conjunct in Vedic Scorpio from 20th February 2016 to 18th September 2016.
Mars and Saturn can include WAR.
Saturn is conjunct the fixed star Antares (16 degrees Scorpio). Antares is the star of war. Transiting Mars will station on this star March 2016.
This can indicate unexpected violent events and war!
Scorpio is ruled by Mars.
What do Jupiter/Rahu + Mars/Saturn add up to??? Fundamentalist Terrorist War!

However, Mars conjunct Saturn in the personal birth chart: However note that the combination of Mars and Saturn in our personal birth chart can of course in some cases equal death in the contacts surrounding. Mars and Saturn in the personal birth chart can equal working fanatically hard and feeling like you are wading through setting concrete and noticing that things are dying in your life with the divine purpose that you will purify and focus what you do and thus reap success, even: GREAT SUCCESS.
I have had Saturn transiting over my Mars in Vedic Scorpio since November 2015, and yes there was the wading through the setting concrete until the end of September 2015, but this has been followed by huge breakthrough and success!

See details of Michael Conneely’s Astrology Readings – And Christmas and New Year Special Offers at: www.starwheelastrology.com

​Also, See details of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Courses in Western and Vedic Astrology – including four worldwide webinars to support your learning each week:
Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 19.30 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 2 Vedic Astrology Course: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Webinar: Every Thursday 21.30 hrs UK time Starts Thursday 4th February 2016
Level 3 Vedic Astrology Course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Wednesday 21.30 hrs UK time. Starts Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Read more enlightened vedic or western astrology reports here

Astrology Prediction for December 2015 by Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

See details of Michael Conneely’s Astrology Readings – And Christmas and New Year Special Offers at: www.starwheelastrology.com
​Also, See details of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Courses in Western and Vedic Astrology – including four worldwide webinars to support your learning each week:
Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 19.30 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 2 Vedic Astrology Course: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Webinar: Every Thursday 21.30 hrs UK time Starts Thursday 4th February 2016
Level 3 Vedic Astrology Course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Wednesday 21.30 hrs UK time. Starts Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Mixing Vedic and Western Astrology:

Vedic Astrology and your Incarnational Life Purpose: The Big One for some: The Uranus Standstill at the end of December 2016. The Awakener meets incarnational life purpose for some: See: http://wp.me/p179Ad-yE

Vedic Astrology Forecast -December 2016:
(N.B. The western astrology forecast for December 2016 follows below).

VEDIC PLANETS SUMMARY : December 2016:

Sun in Vedic Sagittarius December 16th to January 14th
Sun in the Gandanta Zone December 14th to 18th (especially 16th)
New Moon in Vedic Scorpio December 11th  (Jyestha Nakshatra) Moon debilitated in Vedic Scorpio
Full Moon in Vedic Gemini December 25th (Moon in Ardra to Sun in Mula Nakshatras)
Mercury transits Vedic Sagittarius December 5th to 26th when he enters Vedic Capricorn.
Venus transits Vedic Libra November 29th to December 24th when Venus enters Vedic Scorpio.
Mars transits vedic Libra December 23rd to February 20th 2016
Jupiter in Vedic Leo in December 2015 (Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra)
Saturn transits Vedic Scorpio all month: 13 to 17 degrees. Moves from Anuradha to Jyestha on 28th December 2015.
Rahu (North Node) in Vedic Virgo in December 2015 (Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra).
Ketu (South Node)  in Vedic Pisces in December 2015 (PurvaBhadra Nakshatra).

11th December 2015: The New Moon in Vedic Scorpio (Sun conjunct Moon in Jyestha nakshatra). Take it easy and gently around this time. Energies will be low.

25th  December 2015: Full Moon in Vedic Gemini: Sun in Mula Nakshatra (ruled by Ketu); Moon in Ardra (ruled by Rahu). This nodal activation, combined with Venus in Scorpio, will see karmic fated developments for people with planets in this axis, and everyone should take it easy at the time of this fated Full Moon on 25th December. Peace, carefulness and compassion are the key virtues here! The Moon, Sun, Rahu and Ketu are all in dual signs, and thus aspecting each other, and this further enhances the potential for karmic manifestations in our life at this time!

The Sun moves into Vedic Sagittarius on the 16th December. Sun therefore crosses the Gandanta Zone on this day: it is one of the three dangerous zones in the Vedic Zodiac where a water sign gives way to a fire sign, so that’s Pisces to Aries, Cancer to Leo plus this one: Scorpio to Sagittarius also known as Abhukta Mula, and you really need to know what it means for you in your life if you have planets two degrees either side of any of these three Gandanta Points in your Vedic birth Chart.

Mercury moves to Vedic Sagittarius on the 6th December and Mercury moves into Capricorn on December 26th. Mercury will function well in Vedic Sagittarius. He will be in Jupiter’s sign and receive an aspect from Jupiter so this will be a very good period for receiving teachings, for studying or for starting an educational pursuit – and Mercury will be free of conjunction with any other planet for ten days until Sun moves into Vedic Sagittarius on December 16th though he will feel the influence of Mars and Rahu in Vedic Virgo, though, conversely, he might well calm that tense conjunction now.  Mercury will be calmed and grounded when he enters Capricorn.

Venus: After spending most of December in his own sign Libra, Venus will move to Vedic Scorpio (where Saturn had resided since November 2014) on the 26th, where he conjoins Saturn (at 16 Scorpio on that date, and Venus remains in Vedic Scorpio until he reaches Vedic Sagittarius on 19th January. But this won’t be as easy for love as it should be. Although Venus is strong in the Vedic sign of Libra which he rules, he is caught between malefics: Rahu and Mars in Vedic Virgo and Sun/Saturn in Vedic Scorpio. Be forewarned: challenges in love! Learning in love!
When Venus departs leaves Vedic Libra and enters Vedic Scorpio on December 24, this puts Venus and Mars into exchange of signs because Mars is in Vedic Libra and this ought to be experienced as a strengthening and balancing of the energy of both planets in your life.

Mars: Both Mars and Uranus are square Pluto in the heavens creating a T-square in mutable signs. Mars opposes stationing Uranus. Both Mars and Uranus square Pluto. This represents more anger and violence. Sadness could follow! Do your best to avoid this. Share this awareness with your partner. Since November 3rd, Mars has been terrorising Vedic Virgoans and Vedic Pisceans opposite – the energies have been aggressive and chaotic, but Mars finally enters Vedic Libra on the 24th December, ending his conjunction with Rahu who in fact stays in Vedic Virgo until 30th January 2016 when he enters Vedic Leo.

Mars conjunct Saturn: And the really dangerous add-on to this is that Mars and Saturn are both conjunct in Vedic Scorpio from 20th February 2016 to 18th September 2016. Mars and Saturn can include WAR. Saturn is conjunct the fixed star Antares (16 degrees Scorpio). Antares is the star of war. Transiting Mars will station on this star March 2016. This can indicate unexpected violent events. War!
WAR: What do Jupiter/Rahu + Mars/Saturn add up to??? Fundamentalist Terrorist War!
Mars conjunct Saturn in the personal birth chart: However note that the combination of Mars and Saturn in our personal birth chart can of course in some cases equal death in the contacts surrounding.
However the shift of Rahu/Ketu to Leo/Aquarius at the end of January 2016, at its highest, could be more humanitarian and could be better leadership.
However Mars and Saturn in the personal birth chart can equal working fanatically hard and feeling like you are wading through setting concrete and noticing that things are dying in your life with the divine purpose that you will purify and focus what you do and thus reap success, even: GREAT SUCCESS.
I have had Saturn transiting over my Mars in Vedic Scorpio since November 2015, and yes there was the wading through the setting concrete until the end of September 2015, but this has been followed by huge breakthrough and success!

Jupiter and Rahu: Guru Chandala Yoga: When Rahu enters Vedic Leo on 30th January 2016 to join Jupiter who has already been transiting there since 14th July 2015,  the dangerous conjunction of Guru Chandala Yoga is created, and this will hold in force until Jupiter leaves Vedic Leo and enters Vedic Virgo on 12th August 2016. Guru Chandala Yoga is dangerous because Rahu sullies the purity of Jupiter and we have to be careful to purify this otherwise dark associations will be created and obsessions, and power-stealers will riot as well as Fundamentalists. Jupiter magnifies the effects of Rahu! Confront your fears. Plan a more empowering and positive strategy. Don’t let negative fears control your mind or your life.

Saturn conjunct the Sun: Sad! Fearful. A sad aspect is that Saturn and The Sun are conjunct in the heavens in Vedic sign of Scorpio until 25th December. The Sun – Saturn conjunct is exact 29th November. This will of course affect some people more than others. It is an energy of insecurity and fear. It’s right on top of Mars in my Vedic birth chart, and I have certainly felt it!

Western Astrology Forecast for December 2016:
(The Vedic Astrology Forecast is above)

Planetary Positions December 2016: In Western Astrology, the Planets’ movement through the heavens in December 2015 is as follows:
Sun moves from 8 deg Sagittarius to 9 deg Capricorn
Mercury moved from 15 deg Sagittarius to 29 deg Capricorn
Venus moves from 25 deg Libra to 2 deg Sagittarius
Mars moves from 10 deg Libra to 28 deg Libra
Saturn moves from 7 to 11 deg Sagittarius to
Uranus is Retrograde occupying 16 deg Aries
Neptune occupies 7 deg Pisces
Pluto moves from 14 to 15 deg Capricorn
Rahu (North Node) is Retrograde and moves from 28 to 24 deg Virgo
Chiron moves from 17 to 18 deg Pisces

Moon Phases:
The New Moon is on 11th December at 10.29 am in UK at 19 deg Sagittarius
The Full Moon is on 25.12.2015 at 11.11 am in UK at 3 deg Cancer.
Winter Solstice: 22.12.2015 at 04.48 hrs am. The Sun enters Capricorn. The shortest day. The death of the old Sun; the birth of the new Sun.

Virgoans: December 2016 is a challenging time for people with planets in Virgo.

Jupiter conjunct North Node: Towards the end of December, Moon is at 26 Virgo, Rahu (North Node) is at 24 Virgo and Jupiter is at 23 Virgo. This means that we will all need to watch the purity of our minds, consciousness and our spiritual path. Rahu the North Node is an obsessional and driven energy that can be associated with compulsion, darkness or mass movements, and it can tend to sully the purity of Jupiter, thus taking our minds down dark pathways unless we are careful and take steps to keep our mind stable. This tendency gets worse over coming months and last until August 2016.

Mercury aspected by Mars: To make matters worse for our Minds, Mercury in Capricorn moves into a square aspect with Mars in Libra by the end of the month producing mental tension, irritation and impatience. Something to be prepared for and to take calming steps.

Pisces and Virgo: People with planets in the middle of Pisces or the middle of Virgo may well find themselves in situations where they can make healing progress, if they look at situations the right way.

Mars: Librans and Arians subjected to irritation, revolution and or Fundamental Change: Mars moves through Libra in an angry, irritable opposition to Uranus in Aries all month, worst tension is mid-month, and to make things even potentially violent in Libra, Aries and Capricorn, Uranus is square Pluto all month. There’s a powerful and dangerous Mars –Pluto – Uranus T-square. It’s exact from 6th to 12th December. Mars is around 15 deg Libra; Uranus is at 16 Aries and Pluto is at 14 Capricorn. Feelings may run high at this time, and events may catch us unawares. You may have a big row to release tensions that have been building up in your life. Try to be kind.

The Uranus-Pluto Square: In fact there is a higher possibility that can be found out of this energy. This is the last throes of the long-running Uranus-Pluto square (running on and off through seven peaks since 2012). Uranus is the awakener and the Liberator. With Uranus in Aries, people with planets in Aries and Libra have been pushed to reinvent themselves and face sudden changes. They need the courage to accept their old selves don’t fit any more and make the needed change or face unpleasant consequences. With Pluto in Capricorn, Capricorns are breaking out of their traditional caution and are being offered pretty heavy duty transformation.
To varying levels all of us may feel edgy, jittery, or impatient, and you likely are picking up on these looming shifts you need to achieve. Uranus frees us from old baggage and the dead husks of what we no longer want. Pluto empowers us to make our own choices and live by our souls’ desires and needs.

Saturn square Neptune: this is big. It is important to note that the first of the three Saturn-Neptune squares has just occurred and is still very much in orb: November 26th 2015. This is a difficult energy for us to learn from. Saturn is boundaries, limits, and karmic laws, lessons of sadness, patience and diligence, learning through blocks. Melancholy. Neptune is the deepest  longings in the soul, vision, love, harmony, peace, beauty, unconditional love, forgiveness and a mystical sense of Oneness; or Negatively: denial, escapism, delusion, alcohol and drugs!

So when transiting Saturn squares Neptune, you will have to learn from disillusion. Rose-coloured spectacles will fall from your nose. Clarity can be devastating. We can feel sorrow. We can feel pain between the ideal and the actual! We need to create structures to bring our heaven to Earth.

Neptune is at 7 deg Pisces on 18th November 2015

Saturn is at 7 Sagittarius on 26th November 2015

Saturn Retrogrades at 16 Sagittarius on March 26th 2016 and Neptune retrogrades at 12 Pisces on 13th June 2016 so that Saturn is square Neptune for the second time on 18th June.

Saturn turns direct on 10th September 2016 at 10 deg Sagittarius, so Saturn squares Neptune for the third time exact 20th November 2016.

The energy of Saturn-Neptune is suffering, renunciation, asceticism. Psychologically there is readiness for sacrifice, taking care of others, self-restraint, caution, foresight, change of moods, distrust, insecurity dissatisfaction, a struggle between idealistic and materialistic tendencies. There’s a feeling of being poor and or sick! It manifests as methodical execution of plans, slow attainment of success through excessive effort, painful or tormenting inhibitions, undermining circumstances leading to illness, diseases with causes difficult to ascertain.

Saturn seeks form and certainty. He demands necessary boundaries and structures, responsibility and restrictions for growth to occur. He demands patience, humility, commitment and a willingness to endure and persist. He insists we recognise the reality of TIME and the unavoidable fact of TIMING.

Neptune seeks merger with everything and separation from nothing. Neptune seeks unity and oneness. Neptune cannot be defined or restricted. He perceives no boundaries between self and other. He compels peace and dissolution.

Riding these two horses is painful and needs to be understood, and the timing of the transits recognised.

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Mars Uranus Pluto T-Square: Beware violence

Mars 4Both Mars and Uranus are square Pluto in the heavens creating a T-square in mutable signs.

Mars opposes stationing Uranus.

Both Mars and Uranus square Pluto.

This represents more anger and violence. Sadness could follow!

Do your best to avoid this.

Share this awareness with your partner. There’s a powerful and dangerous Mars –Pluto – Uranus T-square. It’s exact from 6th to 12th December. Mars is around 15 deg Libra; Uranus is at 16 Aries and Pluto is at 14 Capricorn. Feelings may run high at this time, and events may catch us unawares. You may have a big row to release tensions that have been building up in your life. Try to be kind. See chart below.

See details of Michael Conneely’s Astrology Readings – And Christmas and New Year Special Offers at: www.starwheelastrology.com

​Also, See details of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Courses in Western and Vedic Astrology – including four worldwide webinars to support your learning each week:
Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 19.30 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 2 Vedic Astrology Course: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Webinar: Every Thursday 21.30 hrs UK time Starts Thursday 4th February 2016
Level 3 Vedic Astrology Course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Wednesday 21.30 hrs UK time. Starts Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Chart 8.12.2015 Mars Pluto Uranus T Square

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Saturn square Neptune : You need to understand the energy you are placed in for a year

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Saturn square Neptune: this is big.

It is important to note that the first of the three Saturn-Neptune squares has just occurred and is still very much in orb: November 26th 2015.

This is a difficult energy for us to learn from.

Saturn is boundaries, limits, and karmic laws, lessons of sadness, patience and diligence, learning through blocks. Melancholy.

Neptune is the deepest  longings in the soul, vision, love, harmony, peace, beauty, unconditional love, forgiveness and a mystical sense of Oneness; or Negatively: denial, escapism, delusion, alcohol and drugs!

Sani, Saturn, Lord of Karma

Sani, Saturn, Lord of Karma

So when transiting Saturn squares Neptune, you will have to learn from disillusion. Rose-coloured spectacles will fall from your nose. Clarity can be devastating. We can feel sorrow. We can feel pain between the ideal and the actual! We need to create structures to bring our heaven to Earth. Here are the dates:

  1. Neptune is at 7 deg Pisces on 18th November 2015; Saturn is at 7 Sagittarius on 26th November 2015

2. Saturn Retrogrades at 16 Sagittarius on March 26th 2016 and Neptune retrogrades at 12 Pisces on 13th June 2016 so that Saturn is square Neptune for the second time on 18th June.

3. Saturn turns direct on 10th September 2016 at 10 deg Sagittarius, so Saturn squares Neptune for the third time exact 20th November 2016.

Neptune, Visionary Dreamer

Neptune, Visionary Dreamer

The energy of Saturn square Neptune is a constant sense of suffering, renunciation, asceticism. Psychologically there is readiness for sacrifice, taking care of others, self-restraint, caution, foresight, change of moods, distrust, insecurity dissatisfaction, a struggle between idealistic and materialistic tendencies.

There’s a feeling of being poor and or sick! It manifests as methodical execution of plans, slow attainment of success through excessive effort, painful or tormenting inhibitions, undermining circumstances leading to illness, diseases with causes difficult to ascertain.

Saturn seeks form and certainty. He demands necessary boundaries and structures, responsibility and restrictions for growth to occur. He demands patience, humility, commitment and a willingness to endure and persist. He insists we recognise the reality of TIME and the unavoidable fact of TIMING.

Neptune seeks merger with everything and separation from nothing. Neptune seeks unity and oneness. Neptune cannot be defined or restricted. He perceives no boundaries between self and other. He compels peace and dissolution.

Riding these two incompatibly temperamented horses is painful and needs to be understood, and the timing of the transits recognised.

See details of Michael Conneely’s Astrology Readings – And Christmas and New Year Special Offers at: www.starwheelastrology.com
​Also, See details of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Courses in Western and Vedic Astrology – including four worldwide webinars to support your learning each week:
Level 1 Western Astrology Course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Webinar: Every Saturday at 17.00 hrs UK time. Starts Saturday 6th February 2016
Level 1 Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
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Learn to Read the Navamsha Chart: The Soul and Marriage chart of Vedic Astrology

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Our Soul and our Marriage Issues:
The Navamsa Chart is the utterly exalted statement of the message of our soul for this incarnation, and it is also the depiction of our scripts for marriage this time. See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSUx7ykphM
This starwheel webinar class by Michael Conneely includes three vital and enlightening approaches:
1. How to read the Navamsa Chart
2. Use of the Rashi Tulya Technique: apply this to your Navamsa and Vedic Birth/Rasi
Chart to discover the message our soul is sending us in this lifetime.
This includes a simple presentation of the Bhava Suchaka Analysis definitions as a
powerful statement of your soul’s message this time.
3. How to arrive at a definition of your Ishta Devata, your ideal form of the divine to relate
to and to protect you. How do we use this technique in a way that is not literal but is
empowering and authentic? My Ishta Devata is Lord Rama. And this ties in with the fact
that in all my novels there is a young hero setting out on his hero’s Quest.

Rama and Sita

Rama and Sita

See Michael’s websites for his course-related webinar series, all of which include use of astrological perception as a gateway to healing and empowerment techniques such as art work, embidiment and a range of healing modalities:

Level 1 western astrology webinars and course: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Level 1 Vedic Astrology webinars and course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
Level 2 Vedic Astrology webinars and course: The Nakshatras: The wonderful 27 Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
Level 3 Vedic Astrology webinars and course: www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com

You can join the course at any time:
The upcoming webinars run from February to November 2016 and there’s an enrollment earlybird of January 16th 2016. Please see the relevant website for your interest.

My novels website is: www.inspirationalnovels.org

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Sacred Journey – Michael Conneely’s Newsletter October 2015

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The impact of our visit to Ireland was so vast that the insights flooded me.

We arrived for the Full Moon Eclipse at the end of September which was on 29th September at 3 am where we were. And Mercury was retrograde. Interesting astrological influences under which to travel! But then it is energies such as these that produce breakthrough and revelation, earthquake and tsunami.

The Graveyard of my family

The Graveyard of my family

The change that hit me was not least because of family issues: being confronted with the graves of my grandparents and uncles, and even unexpectedly meeting the best friend of my sister, a woman who indeed had just recently met my mother – all these are my blood, my family: none of whom know I exist.

 

 

Maggie2

Maggie Pashley

And indeed Maggie and I are now embarking on some Family Constellation Work and Inner Child Work. And this cross-relates to the shamanic technique of Soul Retrieval that I teach (see my website: www.shamanic-healer.net ).

We are using the ‘Inner Child Work Book’ by Cathryn Taylor. And there’s also: ‘Between the Lines – Healing the Individual and ancestral Soul with Family Constellation’ by Nikki Mackay. I have just read the bit in the book where a person sabotages themselves and makes themselves invisible out of guilt for ‘disappeared’ family members.

We revisited the cemetery where my family members lie buried. They don’t know I exist. The cemetery is an unimaginably beautiful and ancient burial place beside the ocean.

Oxford University

Oxford University

I was so struck to see that one of my uncles died – I believe tragically young, I believe about age 29 yrs – on a date just two days different from the date of my first Sade Sate. For those who don’t know Vedic astrology, ‘Sade Sate is the moment when Saturn transits across the Moon in your birth chart. It occurs only once every 29 yrs. It is a deeply fated moment (though the whole period lasts seven and a half years overall as Saturn goes through the sign before the birth Moon, the sign of the birth Moon and the sign after the birth Moon). But for him to die just 48 hrs off my exact experience of Sade Sate means there is a deeply fated sharing of fate and destiny between the two of us. I never met him of course. His death was just at the moment that I was going up to Oxford having won a scholarship as an undergraduate.

And the important thing I was named after him. This has big meaning. My mother named me after him. What was her reason? What fate did it set up? I understand that he was the youngest of the very large family, and as the next to youngest, my mother had quite a part in his care. I understand he was never very well. I don’t know his date of birth: only his date of death shown on the family tombstone, but using the death dates shown on the tombstone, I feel that study of the astrology between them and me would reveal so much of the fates governing my life, their lives too!

I could find out their dates of birth. Indeed, when we met the best friend of my sister, the woman mentioned above, a friend of hers was there, and he said that the Irish Ancestry centre in Dublin were incredibly helpful in tracing one’s ancestors details. Interestingly, oddly: he was reading exactly the same book as one of the books I was reading at the time: ‘The Origins of the Irish’ by J P Mallory.

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Glassilaun Bay

And indeed, as predicted by Elizabeth Hendricks, the psychic healer in West USA without whose input we would not have made the journey, very weirdly, some energy did move into my body from the rocks of Glassilaun. Elizabeth Hendricks had told me that this healing and empowering energy was in the rocks in Glassilaun and it was waiting to move into my body. How weird this sounded. But it turned out to be true!

The rocks at Glassilaun

The rocks at Glassilaun

Glassilaun is an island-studded bay in remote Connemara in the far west of Ireland where my family lived until early 20th Century, and closely around it they mostly still live now. The people lived by fishing and farming, and indeed in the remote areas, we saw they still do. That could well have been my life had I not been put into one of the Convent Orphanages of the Bon Seccours nuns and then adopted in England. A terrible scandal has erupted in Ireland about the deaths of these orphans in Tuam nearby where my family lives. These deaths were both before, at the same time as and after I was in one of their orphanages: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/04/claim-of-800-childrens-bodies-buried-at-irish-home-for-unwed-mothers

But back to Glassilaun beach: The place has an utterly beautiful setting and energy such that I felt and acted as a very different person after the first visit there. I felt I related so much better and stronger to people. In Ireland, I felt more on the same wavelength for communication and management of boundaries in dealing with people.

Following the time I spent at Glassilaun, I feel I have been put in touch with my energy patterns and rhythms so that I can live my life and do my work more powerfully and happily.

And following being at Glassilaun, I was flooded with vast and powerful realisations such as the nature of the Druid path and its cross-correlation with Shamanism. I felt I came to clearer understanding of the public role of the Druids: their formal though exoteric work binding their societies together, like the Brahmin Vedic Priests (these two indo European spiritual paths have a common root). But I also came to understand deeper their interior work for the development and healing of each individual, including the use of Divination.

So I will be structuring these realisations into Irish-based Druid Path course modules over the coming six months for my Druid Forest School (see my website: www.druidforestschool.com).

A Cauldron for the Dagda

A Cauldron for the Dagda

In particular, I developed rituals for contacting the four sacred weapons of the Tuatha de Danaan: The Sword of Light of Nuada, The Spear of Llugh, the Cauldron of The Dagda and the Stone of Fal.
These rituals in my case are very much vision-based and aimed to the personal healing and empowerment of the people who will do them.

I got so turned away from the Druid Path fairly recently because of the rote reading of scripted rituals and the meaningless hierarchicalism I got subjected to in a group that was part of OBOD (The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids).

Indeed, Maggie has just ordered me a vast sword for use in these planned rituals and teachings – a gift for my birthday that is coming up on October 18th!!!

The Morrigan

The Morrigan

And also I had huge opening for vision path ways of contacting the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan:

These are especially The Morrigan and the Dagda for the novel I am now writing (which deals with the arrival of the Tuatha de Danaan in Ireland and the 1st Battle of Moytura).

But they are also especially to do with Llugh for the sequel of my current novel which will deal with the 2nd Battle of Moytura and the decision of the Tuatha to remove themselves from this world.  I think they did this because they saw that the incoming Milesians (the ancestors of the Irish Celtic peoples) just could not appreciate their utter specialness. But they are waiting to return: waiting for the individuals who can understand how to open the door for them and receive their special gifts.

And the inspiration and structuring for my 6th novel that I am writing now: ‘The Morrigan and the Dagda’ has just all so strongly and clearly fallen into place, such that I will be allotting a big part of each week into finishing the writing of it now.

And I also saw so clearly the need for the peerless and powerful sure declaration of Vedic astrology to now take on board healing and empowerment work – and not be so locked in its ancient and traditional millennia-old ‘remedies’ and mantra to deal with the phenomena it so powerfully predicts will come our way at birth – and at predictable intervals in our life.

I plan to put out at least a webinar a week (that will be free to my course attenders) demonstrating the vastness and power of the countless techniques of Vedic Astrology – and of psychodynamic and evolutionary Western astrology as well, focusing on the charts of myself and the course attenders.

But I shall always link these presentations to openings for healing and empowerment where necessary, rather than rote recitation of rules, rote demonstration of the application of rules or even ranting legalism that much Vedic astrology has sadly got trapped into, rather than confining them to the mentalism that so confines so much psychodynamic astrology.

But it is the family issues that truly are the foundation of all this. In my case, there’s the issue of invisibility and not having been valued, of being made to fit in with adoptive sibling situations that stretch the imagination to say the least.

So this means that my courses in the Runes, the Ogham, The Druid Forest School and Shamanic Healer Course will all be rooted in powerfully authentic and healing vision work. I am so impressed at the way the attenders on these courses are so commendably proficient in for example the identification and use of their personal divine centre and the sureness of their ability to return to it. I am so impressed at the palpable realism of the vision work they embark on which is so very well developed. I am so impressed at the ways in which they envision their personal embodiment within the Otherworld landscapes: it become so fluent: what you are wearing, your sensations: what you feel and see.

Grace O'Malley's Tomb on Clare Island

Grace O’Malley’s Tomb on Clare Island

To return to our visit to Ireland. I truly believe it is the most beautiful place on earth. We visited Clare Island and saw the tomb of Grace O’Malley who died around 1604. She was the last Irish Queen. With her died Irish Law. It was replaced by the Roman Law used by the English. Under Irish Law land is owned by the clan. Under English law it is owned by the landlord. The English called her a Pirate Queen. History has it that she even gave birth to one of her children on one of her battle ships and she rebuked the captain when he asked her to show herself on the prow of her vessel as the men were growing faint-hearted in the fleet when it was fighting the English. At one point the Governor of Galway hung many of her men on either side of the road into the city. She even went to meet Queen Elizabeth I of England to plead her case – but the society she represented was doomed.

The Irish Famine

The Irish Famine

On Clare Island there were shocking testimonials to the brutality of the rule of the English Ascendancy Landlords over the Irish. There were pictures of Irish tenants unbelievably too weak and ill to move being evicted from their homes, of English soldiers evicting little girls from their hovels. The chief Landlord of the tenant on Clare Island was Lord Lucan a rich nobleman who lived in a mansion. On the shores of Killary Harbour where we stayed there are the ruins of two whole villages that were wiped out by the Irish Famine.

We visited Arigna, Ireland’s last coalmine where there is a wonderful Visitor Centre, and we also visited the west of Ireland’s iron mining in the unbelievably beautiful nearby Sliabh an Iarainn mountains, which some legends associate with the Tuatha de Danaan.

Mweelrea Mountain

Mweelrea Mountain

We stayed in the Connemara Hostel run by Sleep Zone. It’s an old manor house hostel in Killary Harbour near Leenaun. The hostel had a wonderful atmosphere led by Fergal and his band of willing helpers from Taiwan, France, Germany and you name it: some of the many students and young people making a living while contacting the beauties of Celtic Irish culture. Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only Fjord. You look out of your window over the fjord to see Mweelrea Mountain, the highest mountain in Connaught. Mweelrea Mountain is usually wreathed in mists because its cold land mass precipitates the moisture out of the air.

Maggie climbs Croagh Patrick Mountain

Maggie climbs Croagh Patrick Mountain

Mweelrea Mountain is higher even than near Croagh Patrick Mountain which was featured in my last novel: Druid, which features an attempt to overcome to restore Irish spirituality from the damage Saint Patrick did to the country. Saint Patrick is reputed to have spent forty days and nights on the top of Croagh Patrick before setting out to convert Ireland away from its heritage to the Church of Rome, the successor to the Empire of Rome which fell to the barbarians during his life time. Reputedly he fought the Goddess of the Land there: the Spirit of Place: Corra. At one point she engulfed him in her jaws, but he threw his holy bell at her and defeated her and confined her to the lough below the Mountain for eternity! See my Blog on the barefoot pilgrimage up Croagh Patrick and Reek Sunday, every last Sunday in July when the Catholic Church has supplanted the Druid Harvest Festival at the Mountain: http://blog.starwheelastrology.com/2014/07/27/croagh-patrick-reek-sunday-july-27th-2014-irelands-holy-mountain-call-to-restore-goddess-and-god-to-irelands-holy-mountain/

Bohea Stone

Bohea Stone

We also visited the Bohea Stone. This is carved in the same spirals and ‘cup and ring’ carvings as new Grange. If you stand at it you see the towering pinnacle of Croagh Patrick. On two days a year: on around April 17th and on August 24th, to those standing at this monument of the Megalith People, the Sun appears to roll down the northern edge of Croagh Patrick rather than setting behind it. It rolls down the side of the mountain and sets in the cleft between Croagh Patrick and the mountain to its side: visible testament of the Sun as Lord of light descending into union with the Earth Goddess. The Megalithic People aligned their lives with this unforgettable spectacle: April 17th marking the start of the growing season and August 24th the start of 2015-09-29 15.14.32the harvesting season. The sacred year is divided into three portions. When you are at the site, you can clearly see that the arrangement of the stones is like a (sacrificial) altar, with a huge flat stone surmounting the structure.

On the first day we attended wonderful Irish music at the Clifden Arts festival, and we also heard peerless Irish pipes music played in Westport: the uilleann pipes which are played with bellows under the elbow rather than being blown as in the Scottish bagpipes. It is the most utterly beautiful sound. Paddy Keenan truly played the music of the Celtic Otherworlds. Get his CD: The Long Grazing Acre.

My Readings, novels and Courses:

If you would like one of my expert worldwide astrology readings, these exceptionally combine both Vedic and Western astrology. Healing modalities are also available. See: www.starwheelastrology.com

Or join one of my truly caring and very high quality astrology courses: My astrology Courses websites are: www.mastervedicastrology.com and www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com. These courses can take you into supported and mentored study as deep as you could wish for.
Also there are very regular webinars (http://www.mastervedicastrology.com/webinars.html)

Always there is opportunity to combine and use the perceptions generated by top-class astrology with healing and transformation work. In no way is this rote astrology-learning for the sake of it! Get in touch!

My novels are presented in my website:    www.inspirationalnovels.org

The forthcoming Druid courses and the ogham Course is at    www.druidforestschool.com   and   www.oghampathways.com
My shamanic Healer course is described at www.shamanic-healer.net

And my Runes course can be seen at www.rune-path.com

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Reading the Vedic and Western Birth Chart Pt. 6: David’s Chart

Michael Conneely
The sure perception of Vedic, psychodynamic and evolutionary Astrology is used as a basis for personal transformation through art work, embodiment and healing

In this starwheel webinar by Michael Conneely we focus on three things:
a. David’s Vedic and Western Natal Astrology
b. The astrology of David’s life-changing accident 27.8.2006.
c. David’s Jupiter Atmakaraka (His soul indicator).
Using the perception offered by Vedic and Western astrology, channelling, art therapy, embodiment and healing work are done by the group at end of Webinar:

We draw our perception of David’s Saturn-Mercury conjunction in his 8th House which was activated at the time of his accident
We draw David’s Atmakaraka: His soul indicator, the planet Jupiter, which was also activated at the time of the accident. Our Atmakaraka is the declaration of a special unfinished project from our previous life-time(s).
We channel what these planets of David’s tell us through the art work.
d. We embody these drawings
e. We then report back and share on the two drawings, on the embodiment and on the special message these two drawings have for David.

Building on the sure and accurate declaration and perception of psychodynamic and evolutionary western astrology as well as Vedic astrology combined, intuitive guidance comes up from our subconscious and from the vastness spontaneously and automatically. This gift happens when they would not otherwise when we draw and when we then stand up and embody: when we do creative movement.
Art work and movement have the power to express what would otherwise be suppressed and also re-pattern the brain neurologically. It is a powerful

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