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The Festivals of the Ancient Irish with Druid Forest School in Ireland and Worldwide

Michael Conneely

Festivals of the Ancient Irish

These Festivals are immensely powerful gateways into the natural rhythms of Earth, Sea and Sky and also connection to our ideal self.

We are celebrating the Spring Equinox in Foxford, County Mayo, in the far west of Ireland this Saturday March 24th and you will be welcome. Contact Michael Conneely or Maggie Pashley through our Druid Forest School or Foxford airbnb websites.

You can also prepare for, celebrate and build on all the Festivals through my Druid Forest school Worldwide course: www.druidforestschool.com

If we celebrate these ancient festivals authentically and creatively in the way that is right for us each as an individual, these festivals contribute to our lives with power and healing – and fulfillment of who we were born to be!

​Our ancestors felt great significance in the turning of the seasons, their link to the fertility of the land. They put stupendous effort into constructing monuments with exact astronomical alignments.

They felt it was of crucial importance to be one with the great cycles of energy of the stars, the Sun and the Moon.

And of course, here, around us in the West of Ireland, there were also important local alignments as well such as The Bohea Stone and Croagh Patrick Mountain.

Make your own personal, true, beautiful and honest – and authentic understanding of the festivals.
Study these Festivals of the Ancient Irish with Michael Conneely and The Druid Forest School.

Enable their true flame to grow in your heart and mind so you can express and speak your true and beautiful vision, your Heart Song and your truth.
Share connection to the great cycles of the Earth and the Heavens.
Do ritual, vision work and make deep connection to the Goddesses and the Gods of the ancient Irish.
I will be honoured to share this in-depth journey of healing and empowerment with you.
Together we work through the ritual year.

We make a journey of connection to Earth, the Sea and the Sky, and to the sacred weapons of the tuatha de Danaan and to the Goddess and Gods of the ancient Irish
And, as with all my courses, I share with you your personal western and Vedic Astrology: natal and predictive. This offers us much food for thought and guidance. A very special bonus.

Deepen your connection with the spiritual heritage of the ancient Irish.
Connect to their festivals.
Create community around this task.
Each of us flowers as a human being, with his or her own special divine spark, in the celebration of this practice.

As a separate possibility, we offer sacred tours to the many sacred sites all with an hour of our Healing Centre with linked airbnb. These places of deep and great sacred Earth Energies include: Carrowmoor, Carrowkeel, Rathcroghan, the site of the Second Battle of Moytura and Croagh Patrick mountain: see: www.foxfordairbnb.com

There are also courses to make visionary contact with the great Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan. See www.druidforestschool.com.

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

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Moytura Battle The Message of the Tuatha de Danaan

Michael Conneely

Please bare with the occasional wind noise during the group’s working in late January at the battlefield of the Second Battle of Moytura. The earth energies and the vision of the ancient Irish Gods makes the whole event so powerful, beautiful and special.

And with W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Celtic Revival began, and now more and more people are able to see the special art and greatness, the magic and the special spark of the great Tuatha Danaan Gods, Goddess and people – and so this group came to vision quest the earth energies in this high place, to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan in vision, to sing their heart song self.

See the main video about the battlefield:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-coaAJOnqk

Lough Arrow and the battlefield is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
Visit: /www.foxfordairbnb.com

See the detail of my wonderful courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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The Battle of Moytura and Return of the Ancient Irish Gods

Michael Conneely

At the Iron Age Irish Second Battle of Moytura, the Tuatha de Danaan, the People of Skill, the people of the Goddess Danu, overthrew the Forces of Darkness: the brutish Formorians. A group with the Druid Forest School Courses to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish set out to find the site of the great battle. Enroll on the Course.

This January, the group of us climbed to the exalted mountain top where the second Moytura battle was fought, high above Loch Arrow.

The earth energies are stupendous. The rocks austere and black. You look across the loch to the late stone age tombs of Carrowkeel. You look the other way to the sacred earth energies of Carrowmoor, Knocknarea, Ben Bulben and the Atlantic Ocean. See: www.foxfordairbnb.com

Such powerful and healing earth energies are in the rocks of the sacred places round here.

The site of the Battle is only 35 miles from the Healing Centre and airbnb that Maggie Pashley and I run in Foxford in beautiful County Mayo in the stupendously beautiful far West of Ireland, where we offer holidays, holidays with healings, retreats and Sacred Ireland Tours.
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The Book of Invasions was written down in the Middle Ages and records the oral Druid Teaching that had been passed on from the Iron Age. The Book records how the Tuatha de Danaan were pushed out of Ireland where they had their home in the Iron Age.  Although a people of commanding gifts, talents and skills, the Tuatha de Danaan were oppressed by the piratical, dark and earthy Formorians who lived on this land and its seas from even more ancient times. And so, the Tuatha could stand the oppression no longer and they departed and they spent years sailing the seas learning great skills and magical arts.

The Book of Invasions records how they then decided to return and reclaim their homeland.

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Modern DNA studies of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age burials round here reveal from how far ancient peoples came from to make their home in Ireland – even from as far as Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the southern Russian steppes. Peoples travelled great distances before modern times, and the Tuatha were no exception.
When they first returned, they fought a people called the Fir Bolg for their living space on the land of Ireland. This was the First Battle of Moytura near Cong, and the Tuatha won. However, unfortunately they found themselves more and more subject to the Formorians after their return. They were an exalted people. As with the Greeks’ Iliad and the Vedas of the Arian Indians, this was a time when ‘Gods walked the earth’. As in the Iliad, heroes had energies of divine descent. As in Tibetan Buddhism, humans were emanations of divine beings. As in the Vedas, the great God Vishnu sends Avatar after Avatar to save the Earth.

And yet the Formorians cared nothing for the divine skills, gifts and arts of the godly Tuatha de Danaan. And so, it came to pass that even the Tuatha’s great god: the magnificent generous Dagda with his cauldron of plenty, was reduced to doing manual work. The Formorians cared nothing for The Dagda’s cauldron of plenty and rebirth, nor for his harp the playing of which turns the seasons in their proper time, nor for his club one end of which dealt death, and the other end of which created life. All the Tuatha’s skills and magic and art were pearls before swine, when it came to the Formorians.

Eventually, the Tuatha de Danaan were roused to rebel and to stand up for themselves against the oppression of the Formorians.

An emanation, or incarnation, or Avatar of a new God appeared among them: Llugh. Llugh is Lord of Harvest. He is Lord of the Harvest of our Talents. He raised war against the Formorians. He asked each of the people what was his or her special talent that they would bring to the battle against darkness and ignorance, the gross Formorians. Each answered Llugh in turn, and so the battle was joined, on this high mountain plateau.

And before it was joined the great Morrigan gave assurance of victory. Standing each foot astride the river Unshin that flows from Loch Arrow to the Atlantic Ocean beside Carrowmore, she mated with the Dagda, the Good God, as she does every Samhain, and so the people were assured victory by the union of Sacred feminine and Sacred Masculine.
The Battle took place. Llugh slew the evil Balor the leader of the Formorians, and the Tuatha had their place on the face of the Earth.

However, their reign was not to last long. A race called The Milesians arrived from Spain. The Tuatha decided that their special gifts were not to be appreciated by humans. And so, the Tuath went inside the fairy mounds and barrows, there to wait.

And with W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Celtic Revival began, and now more and more people are able to see the special art and greatness, the magic and the special spark of the great Tuatha Danaan Gods, Goddess and people – and so this group came to vision quest the earth energies in this high place, to meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan in vision, to sing their heart song self.

My worldwide Druid Forest School courses use vision work to learn about and contact the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan.
See: www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html
There’s also a worldwide course on the Ogham, the Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids. See: www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html
My Druid Forest School Courses offer worldwide support in crafting celebration of the great Festivals of the sacred year of the ancient Irish. And like this group, you can journey to the most ancient of the sacred sites of the ancient Irish that throng all within an hour of here.

Join us in becoming the special spark of a man or a woman you were born to be. Through vision work, become your hero, your Heart Song Self.

I look forward to working with you,
Michael

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Have an Astrology Mini Reading: Understand Your Lunar and Solar Self

Michael Conneely

Have one of Michael Conneely’s worldwide Astrology Mini-readings to learn about your Lunar and Solar Self.

Your Lunar Self is based on how the Moon stands in your astrology birth chart, and how it unfolds through the years of your life. Your Lunar self is based on your mothering and heredity and how that shapes your emotions and sensitivities and intuitive powers – and, in fact, your Consciousness arising therefrom. What is the nature of yoru own Lunar Self?

​Your Solar Self is also magnificently accurately declared by combined Western Psychodynamic and Evolutionary Astrology plus Vedic astrology. It clearly defines how our Sun will manifest in your life and over time: The Sun is your father. The Sun is your sense of egoic self. How strong is your Sun?

This one hour worldwide recorded Astrology Mini-Reading, comes complete with charts and reports, and focuses on the Moon and the Sun in your astrology chart, and also includes study of your Ascendant (Rising Sign/Lagna) and how the three of these key components in your chart inter-relate to create and weave your own very individual personality and destiny.

Most importantly, the Sun is the divine charioteer who drives the chariot of your Self. The image of the Sun as your Divine Charioteer is most important. The Sun drives the chariot of your Self. He holds in his hands the reins that go to the horses that draw the chariot: the other planets in your Vedic birth chart. If the Sun is too strong, he burns and dominates and can be cruel.

But if the Charioteer is weaker than the horses, then the chariot of your Self won’t be able to chart a course in your life. Maybe a much stronger Venus will completely overturn your chariot! Maybe a much stronger Mars will land you in fights you never wanted! And so on!!!

How strong is your Sun???

Importantly, in this Mini-Reading, I also tell you about your Rising Sign in your reports and in your Reading (Ascendant/Lagna), and I show how this defines how you will project yourself into the world.

We learn the message of your Western Astrology planets in realation to your Sun and your Moon, for example the hazards and gifts of Neptune in relation to these.

So, what’s the point of doing this?

One reason it is so immensely worthwhile to hear this Reading, is that we can develop our awareness of these three core facets of our nature and work out how best to manage or develop them.

Another benefit, is to hear how contradictions in our core nature may exist: very different ‘selves’ – very different selves that can greatly confuse us, our loved ones and our friends! This is part of psychosynthesis astrology. You can do psychosynthesis role play to see clearly how your Sun and your Moon get on with each other (or not!).

We learn how to define our life purpose through this, and in a way, how to best strategize our life circumstances and  our life-direction.

​And we can also identify and decide if healing or empowerment work is needed.

For further details and to enroll for a most valuable Astrology Mini Reading, go to: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/mini-readings.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology Mini Reading : Your Life Purpose

Michael Conneely

Do you need to develop a clear understanding of the purpose of your life? Have an Astrology Mini Reading with Michael Conneely on the purpose of your life.

It can actually really sort things out if we come to this sort of understanding and prioritise, strategize and direct our life according to its purpose?

This is a unique offering because this expert and caring astrology Mini Reading straddles Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology.

Within Western Astrology, the Mini-Reading draws on two branced of Western Astrology in particular: Psychodynamic Western Astrology and Evolutionary Western Astrology.

In Western Evolutionary Astrology, the positions of the Nodes of the Moon: the North Node and the South Node, are key to understanding how our past lives manifest in this life and show us the lessons and life purpose our Soul chose this time. Our incarnational life purpose is analysed according to the Houses, Signs and aspects to the nodes in our birth chart, with a special emphasis on planets square the nodes as a ‘missed step’ of learning in previous life. Pluto is also very important in this study.

Western astrology depicts how we will experience our life purpose psychologically, whereas vedic Astrology depicts it in terms of the circumstances we will attract at birth and in unfoldment through time in our lives, including what sort of personality this will attract, but recognising that that personality is not ultimately real.

We do need a personality. But it is not full reality. It is just a boat to get us to the other side of the river. In this analogy, the other side of the river is our enlightened perception of our incarnational life purpose, and indeed our enlightened perception of the way in which the nature of material reality, our mind, emotions and consciousness are all to be understood.

Western astrology makes such wonderful and useful contributions as psychodynamic astrology: psychodynamic astrology’s insights into our egoic psychological makeup. You can learn to use such worthwhile techniques as psychosynthesis, psychosynthesis roleplay and individuation.

You can gain lightning illumination from ‘Nature v Nurture’ analysis. It is so valuable also to work out the message of western ‘evolutionary astrology’ on the effects of previous lives on our psychological drives, and on our egoic psychology.

​Within Vedic astrology, the whole of our chart depicts our incarnational life purpose, of course, but quintessentially, that great purpose is defined by the position of the Nodes of the Moon in our birth chart.

The Nodes of the Moon are said to have a sort of demon energy. They are the eclipse points.

The North Node is called Rahu.

The South Node, always opposite it, is called Ketu.

Because they are eclipse energies, the Nodes of the Moon are cut off from connection with the divine energies of the Sun and the Moon and other planets.

But because vedic Astrology is tantric, it can of course supremely use this eclipse energy to help us spiritually to find light out of darkness, and discover our incarnational life purpose thereby!

So, we define our incarnational life purpose in Vedic Astrology in terms of the positions of the Nodes of the Moon in our Vedic birth chart: by House, by Sign, by planets aspecting the Nodes, and of course applying all the vastness of the techniques of vedic astrology to this task; not forgetting also using the position of the Nodes of the moon in the infinitely valid and wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology as well: the 27 Nakshatras.

The teaching is that the South Node is where we land in this life from the lessons left over from our previous life, which our Soul chose for us to work with this time.

Ketu is thus seen as the ‘camp of the occupying army’.

Rahu, the North Node, by contrast, is seen as the direction our soul throws us in this life: the direction of the lessons we are here to learn. Rahu is thus the advancing army. Now, the point of this image, is that both of these Nodes, Ketu and Rahu, they are both demon energies. The energy of Rahu is perforce driven and obsessional, this is the energy needed to impel us across our chart to get to the goal of lessons learned! But in fact, Rahu’s energies are depicted as surrounded by the smoke of illusions and they can manifest very malefically as bad gurus, etc! So, we have to purify the energy of Rahu, if we are ever to arrive at the destination he points to!

The energy of Ketu is different. Ketu dissolves or ruins what he touches, but for spiritual benefits, gains and purposes, if only we can see his shocking sudden revelations rightly! Ketu’s energy is intense and glaring, warrior-like and inhuman.

So, I hope I have conveyed to you the great benefit of incarnational life purpose study from this tiny slice of example.

You can learn in depth about your own personal very important, truly important Incarnational Life Purpose by enrolling on this option within my Astrology Mini-Readings (or of course by having one of my readings or by studying one of my full courses).

​​My Astrology Mini-Readings are powerful, caring and deeply learned. They are such good value!

Healing:
The Healing approaches I personally use include vision journeying, art work, embodiment, shamanic healing and Emotional Freedom Technique to provide healing and transformation.
I work in conjunction with my partner Maggie Pashley who offers a vast range of worldwide healing modalities, and you can work face to face with both of us at our Healing Centre and airbnb in the West of Ireland.
Actually, the supreme perception of both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology does need to be used as a Gateway to Healing and Empowerment.
So, for this reason, in all my worldwide courses and readings, I always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers.

For further details and to Enrol, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
​Michael

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Astrology Mini Reading : What really are the aims of my life?

Michael Conneely

What, really, are the aims of my life?

Am I living in accordance with them?

Or am I throwing my life in a false direction?

Or am I pulled in two seemingly irreconcilable directions in your life?

This Reading will sort it out.

In Vedic Astrology, there is a framework for understanding the ‘aims of your life’, that is part of the philosophical dimensions of Vedic astrology called the Purusharthas.

But in this Mini Reading, I also apply to this, the analysis of Western Evolutionary Astrology and Western psychodynamic Astrology.

This way, I support you to understanding and also authentically experiencing what are the aims of your individual life?

In Vedic Astrology, the four aims of life are called the Purusharthas, and they are as follows: ​
1. Dharma = duty, ethics
2. Artha = prosperity, wealth
3. Kama = pleasure, sensual gratification, and
4. Moksha = the pursuit of liberation

But in this reading we bring in the perspectives of Western Astrology as well, for example the outer planets, the Gods of Change: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, and also the Wounded healer analysis: Chiron.

In addition to the 12 Solar Signs, Vedic Astrology also has a wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac called the Nakshatras. It is based on the position of the Moon, and as such depicts our emotions and our consciousness. In this Mini-Reading, we can also most valuably bring in the inspired and beautiful, indeed invaluable dimension of understanding to examine what Nakshatra each of your planets occupy, and then discover which aim of life that Nakshatra is orientated to.

Healing: 
Actually, the supreme perception of both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology does need to be used as a Gateway to Healing and Empowerment. I work in conjunction with my partner Maggie Pashley who offers a vast range of worldwide healing modalities, and you can work face to face with both of us at our Healing Centre and airbnb in the West of Ireland.
So, for this reason, in all my worldwide courses and readings, I always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers.

My Approach to Readings:
There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go.

I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.
I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide readings. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically given. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment.

​ For further details and to Enroll, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology Mini Reading : What are the Messages from your Soul?

Michael Conneely

What are the Messages from your Soul? Enroll on Michael Conneely’s Astrology Mini Reading 4

What are the messages your soul sends you as your life unfolds???

This is the crucial thing: to be open to hearing the messages from your soul.

It helps to know where to look, and also to know what to look for.

This Astrology Mini Reading sets out for you the wisdom of Vedic and also Western Astrology on this subject – and is also linked to both healing and empowerment.

Both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology can offer some invaluable information on this subject of how and when we hear the messages our soul is sending us. I can support you in surveying what the best in Western and Vedic Astrology have to offer you in defining and understanding this issue.

We can think about these, test them out, and that way, we can more truly know and understand. They key questions are:

How can you hear the messages of your soul? What are the ways for you?
How good and powerful are your soul messages likely to be in your life?
In what areas of your life will the messages be especially strong? And when???

In Vedic Astrology, this understanding can be gained from study of your Navamsha Chart which is the 9th Harmonic ‘Soul and Marriage chart’ of vedic Astrology, and a study of how it relates to your Rashi or Natal Chart. This very special study uses special tools of analysis and methods called: Rashi Tulya and Bhava Suchaka, all which I teach and use. What messages do you receive from our soul? How open are you to them? Do you know in what areas of your life to look for them? Do you know when to be alert?

In Western Astrology, this understanding can be gained from your Nodal Astrology. What are the positions of the Nodes of the Moon in your psychodynamic Western birth chart? How do the messages unfold through the years of your life? When will the messages be heard? Who or where from? And relating to what areas of your life at any time? And a very useful question: How do your soul messages compare to the issues of your psychological understanding? Your process of getting to know your self? To what is called your individuation unfoldement? To the development of your understanding of your psychosynthesis? ‘We study your Nodal Age Point’ which charts the call from your soul on the astral: its call to you through dreams, subliminality, synchronicity, intuitions, impulses and visions. In Western Astrology: we study for example the unfoldment of the ‘Nodal Age Point’ which charts the call from your soul on the astral: its call to you through dreams, subliminality, synchronicity, intuitions, impulses and visions. It is so illuminating to hear this precise perception. To check out if it rings true and valid in your life, and then to look at your life and see if healing and empowerment work is needed, whether circumstances need to be changed or strategies adopted. For example, when your Nodal Age Point forms an aspect to Venus in your birth chart, it is time to take stock and deeply journey for awareness on matters of love in your life and how your scripts for love are running.

​Healing:
Actually, the supreme perception of both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology does need to be used as a Gateway to Healing and Empowerment. I work in conjunction with my partner Maggie Pashley who offers a vast range of worldwide healing modalities, and you can work face to face with both of us at our Healing Centre and airbnb in the West of Ireland.

So, for this reason, in all my worldwide courses and readings, I always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers. I am very open to vision journeying and embodiment.

There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go. I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest.

My Readings Approach:
My approach in these Mini-Readings is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.
I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide courses. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically taught. There’s opportunity for western astrology cross-over if you wish. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment.

​For further details and to Enrol, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology Mini Readings : Special Planet of difficulty or reward in your life

Michael Conneely

Have one of Michael Conneely’s special Astrology Mini Readings: A special focus on a key planet  in your life.

This could be a planet that really does seem to pose special problems in your life 
OR
It could be a planet which you feel could offer you very special opportunity, if only you could understand, use and deploy them better.

In this special reading, there is the very special bonus that I expertly combine both your Vedic Astrology and your Western astrology.

This particular Astrology Mini-Reading will really benefit you. if you feel you really could do with in-depth study on one or maybe two of your planets.

​For example, you may feel you will really benefit if you had an in depth reading on Mars, or Venus or Neptune:

Venus: For example, you might choose a Mini Reading to study Venus in your birth chart and predictive astrology to really work out what is your script for love and sexuality. And in this case, we would naturally study the Houses occupied and Ruled by Venus, the aspects involving Venus, and also study your 7th House, you’re 7th Arudha and the Upapada which is the pada of your 12th house in order to assess your scripts for relationships, marriage and children.

Mars: For example, you might choose a Mini Reading to study Mars in your birth to work out what your scripts for assertion are, how you use your Mars, either too weak or too strong, or both of those! We might well need to do a Chiron study.

Neptune: For example, you might choose to study Neptune in your life: are you a visionary or an illusionist? Are you sorcerous and deceptive? Are you an earth mystic? Are you a Pied Piper?

Healing:
A key approach of mine is to link astrology to any needed healing and empowerment, and I also do vision journeying if requested. And see our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/retreats.html

Nature v Nurture: In your western astrology, one of the issues we will be looking at is the effect of Nature versus Nurture, and I use a psychodynamic counting system where we can examine this question.

Karakas: In Vedic Astrology, there’s a system of Planets as Fixed Indicators and Planets as Moveable Indicators. I shall bring into your Reading study of the invaluable dimension offered by Vedic Astrology of study of the selected planets in your birth chart as Fixed Indicators and Chara (or Moveable) Indicators.
Fixed indicators are things or people a planet always defines in your life. So, what you do then is assess the strength/weakness and qualities of that planet and you will see a perception of how those life areas or people will manifest in your life and you work out what to do about healing or empowering around that script or destiny.
And Vedic Astrology’s system of moveable indicators or Chara Karakas is incredibly sophisticated and powerful. For example, if we look at one’s Bhratikaraka planet which is partly about the teachers one will attract into one’s life, well: I have Rahu as Bhratikaraka, and so often I have had teachers who have fired me on but harmed me. So, you get the idea? These are the issues we study in this special astrology Mini Reading.

Healing: 
In addition, I run a healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley, and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest. See: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/ and http://maggiepashley.com/

My Readings Approach:
My tuition approach in these Mini-Courses is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.
I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide Readings. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically taught. There’s opportunity for western astrology cross-over if you wish. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment.

​ For further details and to Enrol, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology Mini Reading : What are the key Qualities that drive your Life? The Gunas

Michael Conneely

In this Astrology Mini Reading, Michael Conneely explores the Gunas in your Vedic Astrology Chart – but he does this with totally invaluable full Western Astrology cross-referencing as well.

The three Gunas are:
Rajas = passion and desire
Tamas = materiality and darkness
Sattva = spiritual goodness

In Vedic Astrology, there’s the powerful description of the three ‘Gunas’: the different qualities of our nature.

This valuable Astrology Mini Reading analyses and reveals how these key qualities drive your life, so that you can identify them, heal and empower as you learn about them.

It also reveals how your particular individual profile will affect your relationships.

This Astrology Mini-Reading supports you in applying to this ancient Vedic wisdom.

But it does this with thee most valuable additional dimension of cross-referencing what your Western Astrology has to say on this topic as well.

Chiron: The Wounded Healer

And this includes Western Psychodynamic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology, the astrology of the western Gods of Change: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus Chiron: your Wounded Healer Astrology.

It is actually immensely valuable to know what the balance of these qualities in our nature is said to be, and to hear careful consideration of these issues. This way you get really deep and useful understanding, healing and empowerment. ​

In more detail, the three gunas could be described as follows and also linked to the energies of the planets:

Rajas: impatient, desire filled, Brahma and Saraswati, greedy. Venus and Mercury. Rajas is the energy spark of the soul which is incarnating in the world. Rajas gives activity.

Tamas: Orientated to work in the world of matter, dull, unconscious, destructive, without thought or compassion, Shiva, Balarama) Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Tamas is when the soul comes into this world and immerses itself into materiality. Tamas is about materiality and the material world.

Sattva: pure, balanced, sustaining, high level consciousness, truth, Vishnu and Jagannatha, awareness. Sun, Moon and Jupiter. Sattva is about going beyond the material world.  It is about the soul wanting to return to its heavenly home.  Sattva represents ‘purity’.

Vedic Astrology also uses a wonderful, beautiful and powerful 27-Lunar Zodiac called the Nakshatras. Each Nakshatra represents certain gunas.  We can include this dimension of awareness in your course. Here’s an example:

I could now share with you an example that could mean that me and my partner Maggie Pashley have real balance in the gunas between us, but it’s not that simple at all, and in fact we are pulled in very different directions.
You see, one of the ways we can assess how the gunas will feature in your life are by looking at the Nakshatras that your planets fall in. the Nakshatras are the wonderful 27-sign lunar zodiac of vedic astrology and as such they give peerless indication of our emotions and our consciousness arising therefore, and they make incredibly accurate declaration into so many areas of our life. In the Nakshatras offer a declaration of the gunas that will manifest from a planet’s placement in a particular Nakshatra down to three levels: see next paragraph.
Now the point of this is that Maggie’s Moon is at 1 deg in Vedic sign of Aries (using the sidereal zodiac) which is in Ashwini Nakshatra, and so it creates a very desirous script: Rajas, Rajas, Rajas = must have it all and must have it NOW! Of course, we can benefit from knowing the declaration of our Gunas, but also, we do need to move beyond that depiction and develop more enlightened transformation and transform, heal and empower around it.
And the second point is that my Moon is the total opposite, at 29 degrees vedic Pisces in the gandanta zone at the end of Revati, the 27th and final Nakshatra. And Revati’s Gunas declaration is: Sattva, Sattva, Sattva! I would say this makes me incredibly spiritual. But there are those who accuses me of being impractical!!!

And by strange symmetry, my Sun is at 1 degree Vedic Libra, which is in Chitra Nakshatra, whose Gunas typology is Tamas, tamas, tamas. So how am I to cope with the unutterable difference between my Sun and my Moon?

Of course, it is so valuable to have this perception because it explains and makes clear what in earlier times in my life was the source of utter confusion and being pulled in one direction which entailed I trashed the needs of the other direction!

So, for this reason, in all my worldwide courses and readings, i always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers.

It would be great to work with you.

Focus of Study:
Importantly, as with all my courses, the focus of study on the selected special Mini-Course theme, is studied with reference to two charts: yours and mine. The benefit of this approach is that it ensures authenticity and trust. We develop an excellent working relationship.

There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go.

Healing:
In addition, I run a healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment. See our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/retreats.html

My Readings Approach:
My approach in these Mini-Readings is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.
I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide courses. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically taught. There’s opportunity for western astrology cross-over if you wish. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. ​

For further details and to Enrol, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology Mini Readings Your Doshas Study – Your Health Astrology

Michael Conneely

Learn about your Doshas.

Have Michael Conneely’s Astrology Mini Reading on Your Doshas for Health.

Vedic Astrology has a wonderful and valuable system of health astrology called the Doshas.

The purpose of this Astrology Mini Reading is to establish your Dosha profile.

Also to bring in your Vedic Astrology, also the full range of the invaluable dimensions of psychodynamic Western Astrology and also Western Evolutionary Astrology, including such dimensions as the Outer Planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, Chiron the Wounded healer.

​The Doshas are a valuable exercise in terms of identifying illness-propensity, activity/exercise needs, dietary needs and psychological understanding. And naturally, we gear the declaration to any healing or empowerment that you might feel would be beneficial.

 

 

 

 

We establish the way your Doshas work in your life by examination of your planets, by using Dosha assessment methods and we also take into account cross-reference to your Western psychodynamic astrology.

The Doshas/Signs are divided into the three biological humours of Ayurveda. It is related to disease propensities and activity recommendations as well as diet and is so worth studying:

​The three doshas are vata, pitta and kapha.
Vata corresponds to air
Pitta to fire
Kapha to earth and water.

 

 

 

A vata type is generally slim (thin), has difficulty concentrating, feels the cold and has a great urge to be quickly satisfied in his needs. He eats quickly, chews his food badly and eats at irregular hours.

A kapha type is often corpulent, slow, and has a calm, thoughtful character. He eats a lot and enjoys his food.(Hobbits are Kapha: they must have second breakfast! (Yes, I’m Kapha predominant!)

A pitta type has a well-balanced figure, likes action and can be hot tempered. Because his life is so busy, he may feel food is not very important.

I study your Vedic Astrology birth chart to establish your constitution or dosha. We look at your individual planets. In addition we use the rising sign in your Vedic birth chart: the Lagna or ascendant. For example, If the ascendant is Aries (a pitta sign), and the lord of the ascendant (Mars) is in Scorpio (a pitta sign), it will point to you having a pitta constitution.
We also need to know which planets are in the sixth house of your Vedic birth chart and where their lord of the sixth house is placed.
Another factor that plays a role in the analysis is the position of the Moon. We examine which Vedic sign is the Moon placed and whether the Moon in conjunction with other planets.
The strongest planet in your horoscope is also important. So, we look at the Dosha typology of your planets, and we also take into account the wonderful, beautiful and powerfully accurate Nakshatras (the 27 sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology) the planet occupies.

Healing: 
As with all my worldwide courses and readings, i always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that your Western and Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers. I run a healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest. See: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/ and http://maggiepashley.com/

My Readings Approach:
My approach in these Mini-Readings is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology. I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.

And see our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/retreats.html

​ For further details and to Enrol, please see: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/life-purpose-mini-reading.html

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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