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Astrology and Healing Magazine April 2018

Michael Conneely

Welcome to the April 2018 fourth Edition of Maggie and Michael’s Astrology and Healing Magazine, brought to you from their Healing Centre on the
wild Atlantic way coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland.

And this month’s issue covers the impressive Healing modality of EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique

Plus clear and empowering inspirational expression of the Astrology of April 2018, valuably embracing both Western and Vedic Astrology! And asking you key questions that are raised about your life.

MAGGIE BEST JUNE 16Tap your way to a happier you.

This month I’m going to talk about how Emotional Freedom Techniques can help you improve your life.
I first came across the idea of tapping on meridian energy points way back in 2001 and as a trained shiatsu practitioner, I was both intrigued and also pretty cynical as to how this simpler approach would work.  I initially dismissed it as another fad which would at best yield only temporary or superficial results.

Yet EFT kept grabbing my attention and within the year I had trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques and was surprisingly impressed by the responses I was getting with clients. So impressed in fact, that I became and EFT Trainer and helped others get those wonderful and, often surprising, releases from all sorts of conditions, even difficult long-standing ones. Sure it does look a bit weird, or did so at the time when it was less well-known, but when something works, where nothing else has so far, it certainly grabs your attention. I was happy to update my opinion of this new way of working if it could help people feel better.

Some of my early successes were helping a client improve his walking and be able to play with his child again, have a long-standing back pain disappear, resolve trauma and phobias, help prepare a client for IVF, dissolve interview nerves and increase confidence, overcome fear of flying and on and on. The best thing about it too is it gave my clients a way of continuing to manage the on-going stress situations which occur in daily modern life. It is something that can be done face to face or over the internet or phone.

First of all you are invited to bring into awareness the issue or problem you wish to overcome – calling a spade a spade, rather than trying to rationalise it or cut off from it. We give the intensity of how that issue is affecting us a number on a scale of 0-10. The second part is tapping on a series of points on the face and head and sometimes on the hands while we say words which sum up the issue. The words are simply there to hold the focus on whatever it is we wish to address, it is the tapping on the meridian points that does the balancing of our energy. We then compare how you feel now. Has that initial number changed? Do we tap again in a similar way or has the focus changed. Often tapping can help you be aware of what is really going on and help clarify actions to take. It can release the charge of an old traumatic incident so it simply becomes a memory, rather than something that haunts you.

And having released the stuff holding you back it can also be used to help adopt new responses more easily, build confidence and facilitate learning. It can be used to help children with the various emotional challenges encountered during their growing years. In that way it can be a great way for parents to support their children and to also help them cope better with the pressures of a busy family life.

Research has been done over the years which show that tapping helps reduce the stress response. It has increasingly being taken up by therapists, educators, some doctors and even the health service.

You can find more information on my website maggiepashley.com/eft-tapping or drop me an email to find out how it could help you, your family or even your pets.

The Astrology of April 2018, from Michael Conneely:

The energies of the planets are presented in both the Sidereal Zodiac of Vedic Astrology (which has a destiny unfoldment focus) and also using the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology, which is focussed on our psychological unfoldment.

You can see the charts for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, by going to Michael’s Starwheel Astrology website: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology.html  
and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets.html

What are the top news items for you to be aware of and deal with?

Here is the powerful ‘Top Twelve’ summary, and it’s followed by a very useful Table of the planets’ positions in both Vedic and Western Astrology below that:

1. The Saturn Mars Conjunction
Saturn and Mars start April in exact conjunction at 14 Vedic Sagittarius (PurvAshada Nakshatra), this is 8 Western Capricorn. And the two planets stay in conjunction all month.
This is good for technical work and DIY but it’s tough when Mars pitts himself against Saturn’s structures, patience and blocks, or when Saturn puts the lid on Mars leading to disastrous explosions of swearing impatience!
The energy of Mars-Saturn conjunction is bumpy and antagonistic. Positively, you might break out of the concrete prison you erected for you life, and free up your force of expression. Hopefully knowing this astrology will allow you to see the danger signs, and plan to manage your energy level.
You could enter April with big ideas, but be prepared to modify them, integrate them with other things in your life, and ‘go with the flow’. Channel your Mars power carefully and direct it with good ethical conscious awareness.
Mars is exalted in Vedic Capricorn from May to November! Cultivate courage.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed, let things balance out. Prioritise. Be guided by your intuition and inspiration. And as a very special issue to watch: Mars and Ketu are both in Capricorn from May 2nd to November 5th. See next month’s magazine on what this means and how to handle it.

2. The Sun enters Vedic Aries on 14th April, crossing the immaterial and unconfident (but inspirational) Vedic Pisces-Aries Gandanta Zone for four days either side of that date. The Sun is exalted in Aries (Adolf Hitler had his Sun there), and Mars is strong, so this can hold a useful guide picture of energy up to you.
Develop your individual expression. Embrace who you are. Sun is square Pluto on April 10th. This can open a portal for you to come to grips with your life direction and embrace deep change.

3. The Sun is conjunct Uranus in the heavens on 19th April. Anticipate unexpected events, impulses and inspirations. Will this be a matter of explosions of impatience or inspired revolutionary breakthrough in your case? Try to use this inspirational time to consciously take stock! To identify the habitual negative expectations of your life. Try to imagine instead how you can live connected to your wellspring of inspiration- driven confidence. Maggie’s ‘Access Consciousness’ healing and empowerment work is very good for this. See:
maggiepashley.com/breakthrough-sessions worldwide on-line via Zoom
maggiepashley.com/access-body-processes hands on work in Ireland

4. The Moon is conjunct Ketu in the heavens on 10th April at 17 Vedic Capricorn. This is not good for confidence or sound health.

5. Mars conjuncts Pluto exact on 26th April at 27 Vedic Sagittarius (21 western Capricorn). Be careful not to wield force implacably! Beware of darkness rising with violence.

6. Mercury is Retrograde from 1st to 14th April, and does not regain his pre-retrogradation position until the end of April. If Mercury has problematic stats in your Vedic Birth Chart, expect problems in IT, filing, posts and communications, and do your best to stay calm (somehow) and deal with them methodically and in a friendly way.
Mercury is square Mars on April 4th to 5th: avoid angry words.
Saturn is square Mercury on April 5th: consciously avoid blocks or pessimism or over-focus in the Mercury areas of life.
Mercury is in Vedic Pisces, so this does in truth lead to confused mental and communication issues, but can be inspirational.
Mercury Retrograde periods are actually good if you take note of the glitches, review your programs, and make good realistic decisions for how to manage your priorities.
The Mars-Saturn conjunction will force you to be pragmatic and respond to Mercury Retrograde glitches. Determine where you are going with your projects.


7. Saturn is Retrograde from April 17th to  September 6th. Saturn is in Sagittarius from October 2017 to January 2020. And within that Saturn and Mars are now in PurvAshada.
If you have Sun there, you could experience golden reaping (or professional downfall if you are off course in your life, or weak).
If you have Moon there, this is the centre of your Sade Sate: the difficult and separative, often depressed seven and a half period where Saturn transits through the Vedic sign before your natal Moon, the Vedic sign of your natal Moon and the sign after that. Note that a Nakshatra defined sequence for Sade Sate gives better definition than sign based definition.
Saturn actually retrogrades from 16 to 9 deg Sagittarius in 2018, so traversing from PurvaAshada back into Mula Nakshatras.
With Saturn transiting Sagittarius, note that you will need to honour and balance principles of both Jupiter expansion and Saturn contraction and consolidation.
With Saturn being retrograde, this is a wonderful chance to understand yourself better. Ask yourself these Retrograde Saturn questions:
a. Do I do too much under the influence of impulse and excitement?
b. Do I recognise my bedrock motivations?
c. And this is a big one: Do I draw back out of what would be good for me and my loved ones out of blocks and FEAR???
d. Does bedrock sense that you are a loser and a failure hold you back???
e. Develop awareness of the consequences of your decisions through your life.

8. Pluto is Retrograde from 22nd April to September 30th. Note this is the same time as Saturn is Retrograde, and note that a Saturn-Pluto conjunction is implacably building to be exact: see the chart for this moment on my website page: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology.html

9. Jupiter is Retrograde all month: this is the time to consolidate and bring into form your inspirations and ideas of the previous month or to.
Dot the Is. Cross the Ts.
Create sound structures and procedures. Apply diligence and discipline and your expansionary projects will FLOWER  and SUCCEED!


10. Rahu is in Ashlesha Nakshatra until 27th April when he retrogrades into Pushyami Nakshatra. Ashlesh is difficult serpent energy. Rahu can be driven, over-expansionary and toxic. Ashelsha is ruled by Mercury and its last four degrees are Gandanta. Seek to find the INSPIRATION offered at this time. Avoid the Mercury over-discussion and criticism. Avoid the Rahu darkness and over-ambition. Notice if you feel pray to psychological imbalance. Transmute the poison. Embrace vision and energy work. What with the breakthrough of Uranus entering Vedic Aries/Ashwini this year, and the earlier eclipse in Ashlesha, 2018 can be a most wonderful year for INSPIRATION. By Vedic Sign, Rahu is transiting Cancer at this time. Issues of mothering arise in our lives, emotional breakthrough and healing and empowerment from this.

11. Venus enters Taurus on April 20th bringing pleasure and art and socialising.

12. Chiron enters Aries: A very special event occurs on April 12th. Chiron enters Western Aries (Vedic 6 Pisces). Chiron is in Aries for the first time since it was discovered in 1977! Chiron actually retrogrades back into Western Pisces in September.
Please do a conscious survey and ask yourself these questions and make a note of the answers:
a. Are the needs you are striving for your actual valid needs?
b. You need a healthy ego so that you can do the work you incarnated to do in this lifetime. Is your ego healthy?
c. Do you need to reorder your self?
d. How are you dealing with the challenges of your wounds?
Please embrace the Chiron in Aries energy to recognise what wound(s) you have to the way you assert yourself in the world! What are you doing to make them a thing of your past??

Planet Positions in April 2018:

So, using the Vedic Sidereal Zodiac, the planets move as follows in April 2018:

This table shows their positions in the Sidereal Signs, and also in the wonderful Lunar Signs, the Nakshatras:

Sun from          17 Pisces to 16 Aries, Revati to Bharani
Mars from        14 to 19 Sagittarius, PurvAshada to UttarAshada
Mercury from   17 to 19 Pisces. Retrograde from 1st to 14th April, direct at 10 Pisces. Revati
Jupiter from      28 to 25 Libra: Retrograde all month. Vishakha.
Venus from       7 Aries to 13 Taurus. Venus enters Taurus on April 20th. Ashwini to Rohini.
Saturn from      14 to 14 Sagittarius, Retrograde from 17th April. PurvAshada.
Rahu from        17 – 16 Cancer, Retrograde throughout (Mean Node). Ashlesha to Pushyami. Ketu from 17 – 16 Capricorn, Retrograde throughout
(Mean Node). 
Sravana.
Uranus from      3 – 5 Aries. Ashwini
Neptune from    20 – 21 Aquarius. PurvaBhadra
Pluto at              27 Sagittarius. Retrograde from 22nd April to September 30th. UttarAshada.
Chiron                5 – 7 Pisces. UttaraBhadra
The New Moon is on 16th April at 2 Aries in Ashwini Nakshatra. This New Moon is in explosive conjunction with Uranus.
The Full Moon is on 30th April at 16 Libra in Swati Nakshatra

And using the Western Tropical Zodiac, the planets move as follows in April 2018:

Sun              11 Aries to 11 Taurus
Mercury        12 to 14 Aries. Retrograde from 1st to 14th April.
Venus           1 Taurus to 8 Gemini
Mars              8 to 23 Capricorn
Jupiter           22 to 19 Scorpio. Retrograde all month.
Saturn           8 to 9 capricorn. Retrograde from 17th April
Uranus         27 to 29 Aries
Neptune       14 to 15 Pisces
Pluto             21 Capricorn. Retrograde from 22nd April.
Chiron          29 Pisces to 0 Aries
North Node 12 to 10 Leo
South Node 12 to 10 Aquarius

The New Moon is on 16th April at 26 Aries
The Full Moon is on 30th April at 9 Scorpio

Note that these charts are based on time and date Sligo, Ireland. To see what the time it is in your country, use: https://www.timeanddate.com/

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Astrology and Healing Newsletter March 2018

Michael Conneely

Astrology and Healing Newsletter March 2018 from
Maggie Pashley and Michael Conneely

Here’s the March 2018 issue of Maggie Pashley and Michael Conneely’s ‘Astrology and Healing Magazine’. The Astrology of March 2018 and Healing Old Pain: Old Pain to Go.

It’s brought to you on the first weekend of every month, from their Healing Centre on the beautiful Atlantic Coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland.

As always, there’s a presentation from Maggie’s vast range of Healing Techniques offered both in our Centre and also Worldwide. And Michael offers a helpful description of the astrology of each month in both Western and Vedic Astrology, and how to handle these energies.

MAGGIE BEST JUNE 16First of all, Maggie talks about helping people become pain-free with OldPain2Go®.

This month I’d like to introduce a new technique that I’ve recently learned and have been getting some amazing results with clients using it. It is called OldPain2Go® and in a session I help people dialogue with their unconscious (actually much easier than you think!) to release long-standing pain.

OldPain2Go is the brainchild of Steven Blake who developed it over a period of seven years and still continues to refine it. I was fortunate to train with Steven himself and experience first hand how effective and versatile this approach is and benefit from Steven’s insights and years of experience.

Pain has a purpose of course. It grabs our attention and tells us something isn’t right and we may need to take some action. For example, you might have a fall, have a momentary feeling of pain or discomfort and be able to carry on or it may be a much higher intensity of pain and you may need to rest, see a doctor or even go to hospital. However, once we have taken the required action the body can generally heal itself.

It is when pain lingers on and in a way serves no purpose – we already know we have vulnerability in an area, or arthritis or an old injury – that it becomes a problem. The pain can often wreak havoc with our life, restricting our activities, affecting our mood, and generally our ability to enjoy life. It can also affect our friends and family as they watch us coping with pain. And of course it is not easy to run around and play with our children when we are in agony.

Those pain messages are like old answerphone messages telling us we have a back problem over and over again and we already know that. Those old pain messages can also be so loud that they make it harder for us to be alerted to any new pain messages that we need to pay attention to. What if we could delete those pain messages like old answerphone messages? That is what we aim to do with OldPain2Go® and many people can testify to its effectiveness. Watch the wide range of testimonials on Steven’s site.

So what happens to the underlying condition. Well we aren’t dealing with that we are dealing with the old pain messages but as we release that old pain and along with it tension and inflammation, blood circulation improves and the release of tension can allow our body much greater freedom to re-balance. If you are having medical treatment, of course, you need to continue to work with your doctor or specialist. You may need to pay attention to your body’s signals asking you to slow down, or stretch or move in a particular way. You can generally feel more active and able to enjoy being out of pain.

With the people I have worked with all of them except one had their pain go down to zero and the remaining one had a significant reduction in pain levels. It is certainly better than taking pain-killers which often aren’t completely effective and come with side-effects.

So you might ask: if I don’t have the pain won’t I be at risk of forgetting I have ……(fill in the blank for whatever condition applies). Well no, either than condition may improve along with removing the pain and indeed it often does, or your body will alert you with new pain if there is something you need to be aware of. More importantly, you’ll hear the new pain messages better as they won’t be drowned out by the old messages.

So if you have chronic pain which affects the quality of your life, or if you know somebody who has and is open to a new approach, check out the videos below – my website or Steven Blake’s website and get in touch.  I offer face to face sessions in Co Sligo and on-line sessions via zoom or skype worldwide?

In the video below you can watch me talk about OldPain2Go® and the video below that is a video of a client’s reaction to a having a session dealing with an old standing back pain issue

My video:

Nikki’s video:

An added bonus to OldPain2Go® is it helps you dialogue with your own unconscious which can be useful for all sorts of things relating to your body.
Read More About my healing method here: maggiepashley.com/pain-free

Michael Conneely with The Astrology of March 2018:

I have enjoyed writing this newsletter about the fascinating and powerful, creative and inspired and sometimes fraught astrology of March 2018.

I think there’s a lot of insight and good guidance here, and I’d be most happy if you wanted to take it further by having an astrology reading with me, or by enrolling on one of my many very informative and invaluable astrology courses.

I also offer many other healings and courses, and I would say that my astrology readings and courses benefit from cross-referencing to these as well. I hope to hear from you.

 

For your background info, please see my two helpful website pages: ‘charts for 2018’ and ‘Planets Info 2018’.
www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets
Please note that what you can see in these web pages is the position of each planet, at the start and end of the month, eclipses, lunations, and so much more, with all charts shown in both western and Vedic Astrology.
Remember, Western astrology uses the Tropical Zodiac and is a psychological depiction, whereas Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac and is an Incarnational Life Purpose and Destiny depiction. The difference between the two zodiacs is currently 24 degrees.
Salute to the great power of Uranus Energy:

Uranus continues his slow inexorable, wired and ultimately ferocious passage forward through early Vedic Aries, through Ashwini Nakshatra.
And I am hearing of so many people with natal planets there in early Vedic Aries who are now feeling such fiery flux of new inspiration, change and innovation, and who are bringing into being such a current of revolution in their lives and consciousness.
And also, I am hearing similar from those who have natal planets opposite there, in early Vedic Libra.
And there’s the square aspect from Uranus too: I know of young people whose lives have been revolutionised following experience of this Uranus transit being square their natal Uranus: restraining situations ditched; horizons transcended, new vistas secured!
Yes, often there can be outbursts and irritable words, frustration storms. And also, sometimes circumstances force people the hard way, on to the path to the fulfilment of their destiny needs.
But once (and if) they recognise, and give form and strategy to, the new current of inspiration and revolution, then their lives get so much more purposeful, and so much more fulfilling and beautiful and happy.
Often, childhood issues and bodily-held blocks rise now to be recognised and healed so that we can go forward in this vanguard of the great Uranus progress.
Often, relationships will heal and grow because of the liberation energy that Uranus now offers to people in early Vedic Aries/Vedic Libra, or square to that.
I know quite a few people with planets in Ashwini Nakshatra in early Vedic Aries, who are newly embracing their potential for healing powers and techniques as Uranus transits through Ashwini, or exiting Ashwini Healers who are adding new extensions to their healing repertoires. The ruling deities of Ashwini are the Ashwini Kumaras, who are the divine physicians. I think a lot of the impetus to heal is because Ashwini is the first Nakshatras after the Pisces/Aries Gandanta, and I think a planet rising out of the immaterial, unconfident Gandanta is driven to find inspiration and meaning, and driven by panic, indeed, to HEAL.
And I would note that this inspiration and healing ability I mention is so much more creative, fulfilling and inspiring than over-reliance on Mantra or traditional remedies, which in my observation, can imprison, be over-formulaic, or create rigidity. Mantra has it definite healing place but should not be used in an imprisoning way.

Salute to the oceanic force of Neptune’s Energy:

Neptune continues at 19 Vedic Aquarius (13 western Pisces) in Shatabishak Nakshatra. Neptune is so powerful, and he can be devastating. So often he can be associated with illusion, deceptiveness, material loss, physical weakening issues, and indeed alcohol misuse. But his positive power is the ocean current of vision. I am seeing people experiencing conjunction or opposition from this transiting Neptune, who are healing their lives through experience of vision, increased sensitivity, increased intuition, even clairaudience and clairvision. Neptune transits Venus:
I myself have this Neptune transiting opposition my natal Venus, and I am well into filming an online Tarot course, AND we are creating an Irish Gods and Goddesses Tarot Pack!!!
With a colleague in Chicago, a deeply spiritual musician, artist and theatre producer, we are creating video montages with music and voice presentation for the Gods and the Goddess of the ancient Irish, for the Ogham and the Runes: the sacred alphabets of the ancient Irish and Norse peoples (courses for which I’ve taught for 25 years), for the ancient Sacred Sites of Ireland which abound round here, and to present the mystical energy work of the ancient Irish Druids, plus promos for my earth spirituality novels: Rune Magic, Sacred Earth, Druid and The Tribe… AND I am inspired and progressing fast, my writing of my novel about the Gods and Goddess of the ancient Irish,
and there’s so much more…. ….

Jupiter turns retrograde from 8th March to 11th July 2018.

Jupiter will have reached 29 deg Vedic Sidereal Libra, that’s 23 western Tropical Scorpio, on March 8th when he turns retrograde.
Jupiter remains Retrograde until 11th July at 20 Vedic Libra.
Check out which House Libra is, in your Vedic birth chart, to see the accurate prediction of what area of your life Jupiter will have been showing his blessings and expansion in since he entered Vedic Libra in September 2017.
For maximum blessings in this life area, you do of course need to check the standing of Jupiter in your birth chart (and in all your Divisional or Vedic Varga charts), and you also need to check out the number of Ashtakavarga points given to Jupiter by the sign Libra.
And also of course you also need to identify what planets you have in Vedic Libra, each of which Jupiter will activate by transit at this time.
And please do note that, in fact, the Dasha or predictive period you are in, in Vedic astrology, is in fact is the bigger governor of how powerful any transit will be in your life.
Note that planets in your birth chart and in your transits only perform at their very fullest if you are in the Dasa of that planet.
So, this means that if you are in Jupiter Dasa, now, then this transit of Jupiter through Libra will be at fullest power, and Jupiter will probably be at his very best.
However, to predict and understand the effect of this Jupiter transit, you do also need to take into your account the standing of Jupiter in your birth chart for how well your Jupiter dasha will feature, and also take into account how Jupiter treats your other planets and how your other planets treat Jupiter.
I like using Lajjitaadi Avasthas table for this assessment, and the table in kala software is very good for assessing planet’s standing and inter-relationships in your birth chart.
I have been blessed by this Jupiter transit, in that Libra is my 4th House, and we moved to a new house to a most lovely remote spot on the Atlantic coast of Sligo, almost to the day when Jupiter entered Libra, AND, I am in Jupiter Dasa, and my natal Jupiter has very high scores across the Varga charts and within the Lajjitaadi Avasthas calculation I mention above. So, this has brought me such wonderful blessing and purpose, and such expansion in my work, and, indeed, the house we moved to has brought such wonderful comfort, scope, possibility, support and blessings, and the area it’s in is total inspiration and utter beauty.
The widely spread-out hamlet once housed seventy people fifty years ago, but now only five houses are left, and the others are in disappearing ruins due to depopulation (indeed, over the last two hundred years), but then I do have Ketu in my 4th House, so this fits totally!
And note importantly that Uranus is also casting an aspect on Vedic Libra from where Uranus transits at the beginning of Vedic Aries. And this brings revolution and inspiration to people with planet in early Vedic Libra.
BUT, note most importantly, that now, in early March, Jupiter is turning retrograde. So, if you have been receiving a lot of inspiration and if you have been drawn to expand, well: once Jupiter turns retrograde, this will be the time to ‘put your money where your mouth is’, and ground and manifest, strategize and give substance to all your aspirations.
Do this needed consolidation work.
Don’t let it be a ruined crop!

Mercury turns Retrograde from 23rd March to 14th April, 2018.

At the start of his Retrograde, Mercury will be at 22 Vedic Pisces/16 Western Aries. Try to get ready for the effects of Mercury Retrograde, now, by getting all your filing and admin and other communications, done and in good standing.
I personally have literally thousands of documents to keep track of, and most complicated IT demands.
But Mercury is actually Retrograde in my birth chart (and he is conjunct Ketu/South Node and Mercury is Lord of the 12th!), so no matter how hard I try to get all my IT and communication systems into order, I always find out the many, many dimensions which I just didn’t get ready enough. It’s like being a dyslexic!
There are those who say, I believe accurately, that Retrograde planets in our birth chart indicate issues pertaining to that planet that we didn’t get right in a past life.
So, the curse (I mean gift) in this life, is that we have to take very extra special attention to the demands and affairs of that planet in this life time.
So, I hope you manage to get a lot better prepared for Mercury Retrograde period than I ever seem to!
Double-check and update!
Try not to bogged down by misunderstandings. Try if possible to sort them out! Be careful of mistakes. Double check details of financial transactions.
So, in summary, Mercury turns Retrograde at on 23rd March at 22 deg Vedic Pisces. He turns direct on 14th April at 10 degrees Pisces in UttaraBhadra Nakshatra. But it is most important to note that the Mercury retrograde effect do not fully sort out until Mercury attains his pre-retrogradation position, which will be on 3rd May at 22 Vedic Pisces.
But on the positive side, I suppose I am forced to concede that Mercury Retrograde periods do offer us endless chances to sort out, improve and upgrade our systems!
But, what do we make of Mercury in Vedic Pisces? Mercury transits Vedic Pisces March 2nd to May 9th.
Note that Venus is also transiting Vedic Pisces until March 26th.
And note that Mercury is considered debilitated in Pisces. What I would say is that Mercury’s rationality and Pisces’ intuitive currents can need careful handling.
Though what I personally would also say, though, is that the combination can produce inspired and intuitive expression.
And, of course, Jupiter’s energies enter this mix, as Jupiter rules Pisces. And although Jupiter is Retrograde, too, I do think there could be a lot of beauty, intuition, inspiration, death and rebirth, creativity and sensitivity, as a result of, this complex and infinite subtle weaving of sometimes far-out beauty and energies.

Mars Saturn Conjunction in March 2018:

Mars starts the month of March at 20 western Sagittarius/26 Vedic Scorpio. Mars enters Vedic Sagittarius on March 8th.
Mars is action. Sagittarius if Fire. Mars is aggressive and independent. Sagittarius is orientated to beliefs. Mars transiting Sagittarius will impel us to act on the basis of what we believe.

BUT, in addition to this, note that by the time that Mars enters Vedic Sagittarius, Saturn is already transiting at 13 Sagittarius.
So, this means that both Mars and Saturn are in Vedic Sagittarius, together. Mars’ conjunction with Saturn becomes exact at 14 deg Sagittarius on 2nd April, in PurvAshadha Nakshatra.
and note that Pluto is meanwhile at 26 deg Sagittarius, which is still PurvaAshadha.

So, this means that if you have planets in Sagittarius they will experience a Mars transit in March
And indeed, they will also be affected by an ever-closer growing Mars-Saturn conjunction, which will become exact on 2nd April.

Now, it’s important to realize that the energy of Mars conjunct Saturn is bumpy and antagonistic:
Mars wants to go, go, go, and in Sagittarius, he will most impatiently and desirously and even aggressively want to expand, expand, expand, achieve, achieve, achieve, and as fast as he can – he’ll want to get things done either today, or preferably yesterday! And he will brook no opposition. And he will be fuelled by your own fierce yearning to achieve.

BUT Saturn is conjunct Mars and Saturn, Lord Shani, is Lord of Karma. He insists on patience, diligence, hard work, dotting every i and crossing every t.
Guess how the two of these get on with each other!!!

Your big question: Will Saturn restrict Mars building up to explosion?
OR will Saturn direct and structure Mars, and strategize to produce achievement?
And answer this: is the choice in this question within your control and up to you, or is it NOT?

When Mars meets Saturn, Positive energy or Aggressive destruction, meets with limits based on Fear or Necessity/Practicality!

Guess how you will be left feeling in your body and in your consciousness as Mars and Saturn slug it out??? Frustrated yes. Ill: well – possibly, yes! if you are not careful to use and successfully act on this perception I am offering here!!!

And do check out the affairs of the House that Sagittarius represents in your Vedic birth chart.

AND please do note that this Mars-Saturn energy can be managed in a harnessing and healed way, now that we have heard this perception.

AND also note that this Mars-Saturn energy is potential extremely good support for technical projects.

AND it is very good support for DIY work, especially if such is overdue. Given that Maggie and I are at the forefront of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist industry (well that’s my story), I have to lay asap before the beginning of the west of Ireland Tourist Season, a concrete foundation and then build a lean-to extension then plumb and wire that, so I suppose I must say a grudging (I mean grateful cheerful) hallo to this imminent union of Saturn and Mars!!!

Saturn actually enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra on 3rd March (where Pluto is transiting), staying in PurvaAshadha until June 5th.
Mars enters Vedic Sagittarius in Mula Nakshatra, but Mars then joins Saturn in PurvaAshadha on Mach 31st.
So, there will be a close Mars-Saturn conjunction in PurvaAshadha from 3rd March to June 5th.
This is because, in fact, Saturn does turn Retrograde on 18th April at 15 Sagittarius, re-entering Mula Nakshatra on June 5th. But Saturn ends his Retrogradation on 1st September at 8 deg Sagittarius. And then, Saturn re-enters PurvaAshadha Nakshatra on November 28th, not finally leaving Sagittarius until 24th January 2020.

N.B. To have Mars, Saturn and Pluto all in the same sign, Vedic Sagittarius, is an explosive containment energy that is quite something, and do see my comments on the gathering Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the last issues of this Magazine: February 2018.

Mars and Saturn will form exact conjunction with each other on 12th January, 2020. This will be at 28 Vedic Sagittarius, which is 22 western Capricorn, in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra.
Note that this IS AN immensely powerful conjunction. You can see the chart for the exact moment of this Saturn Pluto Conjunction at the foot of my website page: https://www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology.html
However, returning to the present conjunction of Mars and Saturn in PurvAshadha Nakshatra, do note that PurvaAshadha Nakshatra is ruled by Venus, so when Saturn is transiting long-term in PurvaAshadha, this will be good for giving form to love, and also giving form to art.
However, there is the question of how these two will cope with Mars, and also note that this consolidation and structuring of beauty will need to be balanced with explosive regenerative Pluto

Have you got planets in Vedic Gemini?

Well given that three planets: Mars, Saturn and Pluto are all transiting opposite in Vedic Sagittarius, people with planets in Vedic Gemini need to be very careful during March. Indeed, Saturn transits in Sagittarius until 2020, so they will have some element of restriction and difficulty to deal with until 2010.

Venus in Vedic Pisces:

Venus moves into Vedic Pisces on 2nd March. Venus is exalted in Vedic Pisces. And this means that people with Venus in Pisces in the Vedic birth chart can be very attuned to a higher vibration of the nature and reality of love. It’s refined and compassionate. And because Jupiter rules Vedic Pisces, the two Gurus combine this month their very different focusses.
I have found it interesting to compare the ‘Alice Bailey Rays’ of these people. I offer psychodynamic and Evolutionary western astrology as well as Vedic Astrology, and I love Megastar psychodynamic astrology software, which offers an extrapolation from the western birth chart, a statement of the Alice Bailey Rays a person is born to work with this time. Often people with Exalted Venus have an emphasis of Ray 2 Love and Wisdom and Ray 6 Devotion and Idealism.
What are the Seven Rays? Well, the Seven Rays came down to us from Alexandrian Egypt. Alexander ‘The Great’ conquered it in about 300 BC and set up the Ptolemaic Pharaoh Dynasty, which ended with Egypt coming under the heel of Rome and the infamy of Cleopatra, and by weird coincidence this was at the similar time to Queen Boudica (Boadicea), Queen of the Iceni in the East of England
and Queen Cartimandua of the Brigantes in the North of England who, like Cleopatra and at the same time, both had to deal with Rome, and of course there’s also the famous Queen Maeve of Connaught of the West of Ireland at this same time, who’s coronation mound is near where I live at the wonderful Rathcroghan Visitor’s Centre.
However, to get back to the Seven Rays, Alexander’s conquest of ancient Egypt meant there was an influx of Greek philosophers to Egypt, and these Greek Philosophers met Egyptian Priests, and the result was … that the Seven Rays passed over to the West.
The knowledge of the seven rays was preserved in Europe by the Medieval Jews through the long centuries of the persecutions of the Roman Catholic Church, and was then disseminated by Alice Bailey a hundred years ago. For a modern book on the Seven Rays, read: “The Seven Rays Made Visual” by Helen S. Burmeister.
But to get back to Venus, Venus is joined in Vedic Pisces on 3rd March by Mercury, and on the 15th March by the Sun, and then on 17th March by the Moon.
Importantly, note that Venus is transiting in Vedic Pisces which is ruled by Jupiter, and at the same time Jupiter is transiting in Vedic Libra ruled by Venus. This is a powerful Parivatana yoga.
However, as I said above, Jupiter is Retrograde at the time, but I do feel we can perceive, feel, understand and use this energy, and so March could be a good month to create love and beauty. Mercury and Venus being both in Pisces will help each other at this time.
And due to the Parivatana yoga of Venus in Jupiter’s sign of Pisces, and Jupiter in Venus sign of Libra, Jupiter and Venus in Pisces will help each other too.
Venus in Pisces is a healing energy, but note that malefics Mars and Rahu/North Node are both casting aspects on Pisces in March. So, this will bring a rather fraught introjection of energies and emotional issues. Resentment at issues from our past may surface. It will be so valuable if we can heal these or create boundaries around these.
Anecdotally, on the subject of dealing with torturing family issues from our past, you might like to hear that when we visited the utterly beautiful Loch Key Forest Park near Boyle recently, and we found to our amazement that the lovely gift shop was selling ‘Watchover Voodoo dolls’ (children’s’ versions!) and one of these was called The Equaliser. And The Equaliser with its burning red eyes addresses past and present hurt and injustices, with the statement:
‘Happiness is the Best Revenge’.
Notwithstanding the fierce injunction of The Equalizer, I do think the complexities of transits in Vedic Pisces, with Chiron being there too, could make for a powerful, creative and healing tide! It would be good to be awake and ready and taking note of healing and creative opportunities in March.

Chiron changes western/Tropical signs next month:

Chiron, the Wounded Healer, has been transiting western Pisces for the last 8 years, and next month, in April Chiron transits into western Aries. This is quite a big change of psychological energy. We are at the end of sensitive dwelling into our woundedness, the psychology of Chiron in western Aries brings a new jolt of clarity and action into our healing, and in the healing of ourself, we can become the Healer of others.

Venus in Vedic Aries:

Note that after crossing into the Pisces-Aries Gandanta, Venus leaves Pisces and enters Aries/Ashwini on 26th March, reaching 6 deg Aries by the end of the month. Of course, Venus meets Uranus already transiting in Venus Aries, and this energy could be quite inspired, new and creative, to say the least.

The Sun:

The Sun starts March at 16 Vedic Aquarius (10 western Pisces). The Sun finishes March at 16 Vedic Pisces which is 11 western Aries).
So, the Sun transits Vedic Pisces from March 14th to April 13th.
Importantly, note that Vedic Pisces receives aspects from malefics Mars (in Sagittarius) and Rahu (in Cancer). So, do note that this affects the Sun, and also the New Moon of March 17th
And, importantly, note that this New Moon is conjunct Chiron at 28 western Pisces/ 3 Vedic Pisces.

The Equinox:

The Equinox is March 20th, the day when the day-length grows longer enough to equal the length of the night, and form this day onwards, the days get longer than the nights.

Lunations:

There’s a Full Moon on 2nd March at 17 Vedic Leo/11 western Virgo
(Moon in PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra, Sun in Shatabishak)
There’s a New Moon on 17th March at 2 Vedic Pisces/27 western Pisces
(Moon in PurvaBhadra Nakshatra)
And a there’s a Full Moon on 31st March. Sun in Vedic Pisces. Moon at 17 Vedic Virgo/10 western Libra

Sade Sate:

Note that Sade Sate occurs as Saturn transits through the sign before the sign occupied by the Moon in our Vedic birth chart, the sign of the Moon and the sign after the Moon. This process takes seven and a half years, and is often a death and rebirth experience and a period of fraught separations and mental tensions. With Saturn now transiting PurvaAshadha, this means that those people with Moon in PurvaAshadha are in the centre of their Sade Sate experience.

I have enjoyed writing this newsletter. I hope you will find it useful. To take this further, book an astrology reading with me, or enroll on one of my many very informative and invaluable astrology courses.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

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Astrology & Healing Magazine January 2018

Michael Conneely

Here is the NEW MONTHLY Astrology and Healing Magazine.

This Magazine is brought to you by Maggie Pashley and Michael Conneely, from their Healing Centre of the Atlantic Coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland.

A new issue of this Astrology and Healing Magazine will be brought out on the first weekend of every month.

Its aim is to present a depiction from Maggie’s vast range of Healing Techniques, offered both in our Centre – and Worldwide using technologies such as Skype and Zoom

And also the whole thrust of Michael’s Astrology: expert Vedic and Western Astrology for each month. Never be formulaic: but a gateway to our Healing and Empowerment. A key to understanding and working with our karmic scripts. Orientated to our achieving that special spark which our soul chose for us to seek to learn to manifest this time.

First of all: Healing:

Hypnotherapy from Maggie Pashley – the easy way to keep to your New Year’s goals or to make desired changes to your life in 2018

The turn of the year invites many people to choose something different, something healthier, wiser, more abundant, more ease-filled and yet by mid-January most ‘resolutions’ have already fallen by the wayside.

There can be different reasons for that. Maybe they weren’t really our goals in the first place – just what we thought we should be expected to want or to try and please somebody else.

Maybe we weren’t motivated enough to make the change and we fell back to the more familiar patterns of our life. Maybe we have a pattern of self-sabotage so that we can’t allow ourselves to succeed or go beyond what we have been or believe we can have and be. Or maybe we just ran out of steam because relying on will power alone is exhausting and hard.

The good news is that hypnotherapy can make making those desired changes easy or at least much easier.

As a hypnotherapist of many years I’ve helped people do lots of things more easily than they thought possible. I’ve helped people give up smoking, pass driving tests, pass driving instructor tests (yes they get to be on the other side too), have healthier eating habits, find exercise enjoyable, have better sex, win a boxing competition, take the stress out of IVF, give birth more easily, release phobias of flying, spiders, going out and more unusual fears, stop being haunted by trauma, learn better at school and a whole host of other things. A real mixed bag and I’ve met some delightful, courageous and willing clients who knew there should be more to life and were open enough to give hypnotherapy a go.

Hypnotherapy is effective as it harnesses the power of our own unconscious mind. Our unconscious is amazing. It runs all the different systems of our body, keeps us safe, helps us learn from life’s experiences, drive our car without thinking through every manoeuvre and on and on. All those things that we do habitually are guided by our unconscious, so it makes sense that when we want to change a habit then communicating with the unconscious is essential. And when we engage with our unconscious to make those changes, they seem natural, easy and even enjoyable.

My job as a hypnotherapist is to engage with my client’s unconscious mind, to use compelling, sensory language to create new desired experiences and to allow my client’s unconscious guide them there as elegantly as possible.

It is reminding my clients of all their resources, skills and natural abilities that they can bring to bear on the present problem. It is uncovering unconscious blocks – behaviours which may have a positive intent in some way but which actually limit choice and the ability to succeed.

It is dissolving old traumas so that the past doesn’t haunt and contaminate the present.

I love doing hypnotherapy as during a session I have to go into a mild trance state myself which is highly enjoyable. Most of my clients find their sessions surprisingly pleasurable. They go away with more confidence, insights and clarity, less pain, feeling more relaxed in their body and it is wonderful for me to see the change as they walk out my door, or we end the on-line session. And if you have ever wondered who is in charge in a session, it is YOU. You will only do what feels right for you and won’t do anything that goes against your values and what is important to you. At the same time your mind can become more open to recognising far more choices than it thought were available.

To receive Hypnotherapy or other Healing Modalities from Maggie Pashley, go to: maggiepashley.com/hypnotherapy

The Astrology of January 2018 from Michael Conneely

There now follows a helpful summary of what the energies of the planets in January 2018 mean in our consciousness and in our life: what energies we may need to bring Healing to; what energies we can maximise for our empowerment.

By  the way, these charts are based on time and date Sligo, Ireland. To see what the time it is in your country, use: https://www.timeanddate.com/
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Here is the Part 1 video for January 2018 Astrology:

Here is the Part 2 video for January 2018 Astrology:

We start our journey to perceive and work with the energies of January 2018 with the Transit of Uranus:

1. Uranus

For some people, Uranus will be the star performer in January 2018.
After a long Retrograde, Uranus is on station at the start of the month. This is at 0 degrees Vedic Aries, using the Sidereal Zodiac and at 24 Western Aries using the Tropical Zodiac. He turns Direct on January 3rd.
Uranus is a God of Change. He is a Lord of Karma. If you have a planet in this area or opposite it – especially if that planet’s your Sun or Moon (or both!!!), this means driven revolution: the chance to manifest your own very special spark.
Or for youngsters around age 21, they will be having their revolutionary ‘Uranus Square: Transiting Uranus is square to their natal Uranus, and there could be a big move of house or career. And of course, there’s the Uranus Opposition and other Square to watch out for too in your predictive astrology!
But remember, Uranus’ energy is driven and inhuman, so you have to be careful of how you treat yourself and others.
Uranus is inspiration, and the inspiration can be sudden like lightning strike, or intermittent like beams of sunlight filtering through the branches of the trees.
Be careful not to stay in your own very special Saturn blocked scripts, tramlines or alternatively prison – and so be careful not to fail to express the inspiration Uranus is favouring you with. If you don’t express it, your life will be left incomplete and bereft.
Uranus to Moon brings up Mother issues and move of house.
Note that the last time a Uranus’ transit into Aries occurred in the past meant the Burning of the Reichstag, the rise of Adolph Hitler, and the Second World War.

2. Saturn

So, 2018 starts with Saturn, maybe Chief Lord of our Karma, at 7 deg Vedic Sagittarius (1 deg Western Capricorn). Saturn reaches 17 deg Vedic Sagittarius by end 2018 and Saturn transits through Jupiter’s sign of Sagittarius until mid-2022.
Saturn is contractive. Sagittarius is expansive, so all the while we will be encouraged (or pressurised) to find working balance between expansion and contraction, and get the containers and structures right in our consciousness and in all the areas of our life, especially the area of our life defined by the House that Sagittarius is in our Vedic birth chart.
Saturn’s energy demands of us patience and hard work and fulfilling our karmic responsibilities. His reward is either grim reaping or golden reaping, depending on how we fulfill his demands. Negatively, he’s cementing ourselves into our blocks, limitations and blinkers – not to mention our fears!
Saturn entered Vedic Sagittarius on 26th October 2017, passing through the immaterial, uncertain, confidence-lacking but potentially inspirational Gandanta Zone that is at 4 deg either side of the junction of the transition points from Vedic Water Signs to Vedic Fires Signs, also entering therefore the 19th Nakshatra: Mula. Mula is ruled over by the Dark Goddess, Niritti.
And The energies of Saturn and Niritti couldn’t be much more different!
And so the dance of the Dark Goddess demands that we smash Saturn blocks that we should no longer cling it.
Whereas, at the same time Saturn is still demanding of you that you obey his hard laws.
What a difficult conflicting demand.
But Vedic astrology is Tantric. It is all about the achievement of enlightened perception by the reconciliation of apparent opposites.
So, if we can get it together and have the needed authenticity and courage, Saturn’s entry into Mula is a time where we can ride two very different horses at once: diligence and structure, coupled with inspirational Death and rebirth!

Saturn and Venus: Also Note that Saturn and Venus are both together briefly in Sagittarius at this time, and so this can be good financial/property/inheritance news for Vedic Cancer Ascendant people, whose 4th and 11th Houses are ruled by Venus, and whose 7th and 8th Houses are ruled by Saturn.

Ashtama Shani: Saturn is transiting Vedic Sagittarius in the year ahead. If Vedic Sagittarius
is the 8th from the House occupied by the Moon in your birth chart, this will be Ashtama Shani: Saturn transits 8th House from Moon, and you really do need to know what this means and how to handle it! Get a Reading. You need to hear how to handle Saturn’s transit of your 22nd Drekkana at this time.

Sade Sate: As I said, Saturn is transiting Vedic Sagittarius in the year ahead.
If your Moon is in Vedic Sagittarius in your Vedic Birth Chart, well, you are in the middle of Sade Sate and you really do need to know what that means and how to handle it, and it is such a good idea to get a timetable of your Sade Sate energies from me to see: when are the really difficult times? when are the phases of ‘fool’s paradise times’? what does Sade Sate mean for you individually and particularly in your life? It’s a time of separations and despondence and being cut off from God’s grace with the divine purpose of thus being made to see yourself as you really are, and do something about that.
If your Moon in your birth chart is in Vedic Scorpio, then you are now entering the final two and a half years of Sade Sate. Learn how to handle that.
If your Moon in your birth chart is in Vedic Capricorn, then you are starting the seven and a half years Sade Sate, and you would do very well indeed to get a reading of guidance about that!!!

Saturn Return: And note that if you are around age 28 or 59, you will be having your SATURN Return, and I can give you great guidance about that that means.

Planets in Vedic Gemini? N.B. With Saturn transiting in Vedic Sagittarius all 2018, it’s going to be a hard, tough year for those people with Sun or Moon, and other planets, in Vedic Gemini in their birth chart. The Nakshatras affected by this are Mrigashira, Ardra and Punarvasu.

3. The Nodes of the Moon: Rahu/North Node and Ketu/South Node:

Rahu entered Vedic Cancer at the time of the violent August 2017 Eclipses, and in so doing Rahu went then went through another of the three Gandanta Zones: Leo to Cancer (Rahu’s motion is always retrograde).
This was at around the same time as Saturn (above) went through the Scorpio to Sagittarius Gandanta zone, thus increasing the feeling of insecurity and almost ‘drowning.
And as described above, this is at the same time as Uranus is transiting in the Pisces-Aries Gandanta Zone, so this can make us feel weak and insecure if we have planets in these three Gandanta Zones, and yet we can hopefully find great Meaning and Inspiration at this weird time, if we know how to look for it and identify it.
And just to add to the intense Gandanta energy activation, Mercury is transiting through the Vedic Scorpio-Sagittarius Gandanta zone from 1st – 9th January to (crossing into Vedic Sagittarius on 7th January).

Rahu’s energy is driven, and even more so if Cancer is your 1st House! And Rahu can be surrounded with the smoke of delusion. We need his energy to push forward to realize our incarnational goals in this lifetime, but we must not fall into the abyssal traps he opens up.
So, if Cancer is your first house, you will be driven feverishly to express yourself, whereas Ketu, always opposite Rahu, might spiritualize your 7th house of relationship, or even blow it open.
And if, for example, Rahu is transiting over your Sun at this time, you will be driven to express yourself more powerfully and successfully in all areas.
Because Rahu is transiting in the sign of Cancer, we will have quite a driven desire for emotional security in 2018, and we need to honour this.
And beware that Ketu transiting through Capricorn could impair your commitment to your material security. Beware Pollyanna or Drain.
And here’s another example: if Capricorn is your 4th House, transit there could make your home more spiritual, but you would need to be aware of the Ketu’s risk of lack of confidence about your roots of life.
The Nodes remain in the Vedic Cancer / Capricorn axis until 7th March 2019. Then, the Node change sign to the Gemini – Sagittarius axis, transiting there for about eighteen months, and following this change in the nodal axis, it has meant in the past that a booming economy gets replaced by an economic collapse.

Planets Square the Nodal Axis: Note that both Jupiter and Mars are square the Nodal Axis at this time. This means that any child born around this time will have the energy qualities and scripts of those two planets as Karmic missed steps: qualities they did not get right last life-time: qualities with a special demand to get right this lifetime.

Kal Sarpa Yoga: Talking of the Nodes of the Moon, do note that the Kal Sarpa Yoga is in force in January 2018. Realistically, the Kal Sarpa Yoga energy should be said to be extant in the Heavens until 15th February.
Kal Sarpa Yoga is when all the Vedic planets are to one side of the chart between Rahu/North node and Ketu/South Node.
This can create divisiveness and perpetual phases of insecurity and fluctuation. This is partly because for half of each month the Moon is within the other planets, and for the other part of each month the Moon is out in the untenanted half of the chart, meaning that the Moon is alone and unsupported in the Heavens, giving rise to obsessions, fears, doubts etc.
It creates a very big spiritual and consciousness and also relationships challenge in the chart of a child to be born at the time of Kal Sarpa Yoga.
12th January: Saturn is conjunct Mercury

4. Jupiter:

Jupiter has been transiting through Vedic Libra from 12.9.2017, bringing his enlargement, purpose and blessing to the area of life represented by libra in your Vedic birth chart, so for example if libra is your 4th House, you could have a beneficial move of home and or do loads of home beauty and improvements.
Jupiter in Libra bring general growth in relationships and creativity.
Jupiter is opposition Uranus: And note that Jupiter is still opposition Uranus in Vedic Aries, so for Aries and Libra people, this can mean sudden expansion. Uranus is Retrograde at the start of 2018, but soon goes direct, so watch out for, be open to Inspiration and Revolution, and sudden forward impetus to burst out of your prison walls, tear up your tramlines, and move forward in the realization of that special talent your soul chose for you to work to manifest and express yourself in this lifetime!
January 15th : Jupiter sextile Pluto.
Jupiter moves from Vedic Libra to Vedic Scorpio on October 11th, 2018. There is therefore a transition in Jupiter’s manifestation from the idealism and beauty of Libra to the hurt secretiveness and aggression of Scorpio.

5. Mars:

Mars is transiting Vedic Libra in the first half of January 2018, so if you have say Sun or Ascendant there, be on the lookout for sudden incidents or bursts of aggression! Or enforced manic overwork, or even lack of confidence if you don’t easily handle Mars energies.
6th Jan: Mars is conjunct Jupiter. These two become conjunct in Vishakha Nakshatra, whose symbol is the triumphal arch. Vishakha is ruled by Jupiter and its power animal is the male tiger, so this could be a good hinge time of success and power for those with planets in Vishakha.

However, Mars enters Vedic Scorpio on January 16th, and Scorpio is one of the two signs he rules.
So, this means that Mars will be strong, but watch out for his energy being caught up in tortured undercurrents or secret or obscured agendas. Seek clarity. Seek to define strategy. Don’t be precipitate.
Note that Mars will be in 6/8 aspect to Uranus in Aries while he is in Scorpio, so this is violent irritable energy in your consciousness and life, and at the geopolitical level could mean terrorist attacks and earthquakes.
How exactly the transit of Mars through Vedic Scorpio will affect you will depend on what House Scorpio is when counted both from your natal Lagna (Ascendant) and Moon Sign

Looking ahead, Mars enters Vedic Sagittarius on 7.3.18
Note that Mars and Saturn are conjunct in the Heavens from March 7th to May 2nd. This is not a good combination as these two pit themselves against each other and fight each other: energy of assertion fights against blocks and sensible structures! Anger and frustration!
And note that Mars energy becomes more and more problematic and vicious as 2018 unfolds with eclipses, conjunction to Ketu and Mars energies on hold during a Retrograde!

6. Venus:

Venus is transiting in Vedic Sagittarius conjunct the Sun, and so this is not good for love because the Sun combusts Venus, meaning that scorched egoic force burns gentle sweetness of loving Venus.

But Venus transits past the Sun from January 9th thus steadily improving her position freeing herself from the burning Combust.

From January 9th, Venus conjucnts the Sun in the heavens. She thus achieves Superior Conjunction and from now on until moves ahead of the Sun, beginning to be seen in the western sky as Evening Star. This journey of Venus was given especial reverence in ancient Sumeria, expressed as Inanna’s descent into the underworld: she was stripped naked and made to face her grief, then to re-arise.
So, around 9th January: do look for Renewal in Venusian matters of relationships and beauty.

Venus transits away from Vedic Sagittarius into Vedic Capricorn on January 14th.
Venus will pass by Ketu on January 30th around the time of the January 31st eclipse, Venus transiting here conjucnt Ketu south node exactly on January 29th which will mean difficult challenge for love scripts for those who have planets that are affected by this Conjunction.
However, Venus then heads further away from the Sun, to become more free during February.

7. Mercury:

Mercury starts the month in Vedic Scorpio, and is transiting through the Vedic Scorpio-Sagittarius Gandanta zone from 1st – 9th January.
He crosses into Vedic Sagittarius on 7th January, where his energies are slowed then blocked by his conjuncting Saturn.
Mercury and Saturn are exactly conjunct in the Heavens on 12th January.
Mercury transits Sagittarius in company with Venus and Sun as well as Saturn, so: depending on what House Sagittarius is in your Vedic birth chart, this could possibly be a good time for writing.
Mercury then enters Vedic Capricorn on January 27th.

8. Sun:

Sun enters Vedic Capricorn on January 14th. sun is the King of our Kingdom. We need a strong Sun. Saturn is blocks and pessimism and had lessons. During Sun’s transit through Vedic Capricorn and Aquarius, these two opposite energies combine for us to learn our sobering and important lessons.

9. Lunations:

Full Moon January 2nd: It’s in Ardra Nakshatra, ruled by fierce demonic Rahu in Vedic Gemini, so given the stormy nature of Ardra, this Full Moon could be experienced as wipe-out and stormy! Ardra is ruled by Rudra the Storm God, whose name means He who cries. He was the son of Shiva: independent and me first; scowling. Wait for calm then gather the pieces together!!!! Beware the possibility of vicious driven tunnel-visioned assertion that is in Ardra. So, for example if your ascendant or Moon is Vedic Cancer, this transit could be good for things to do with children and it will be good for creative work.

New Moon in Capricorn January 17th at 03.17 hrs. This is in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra. Sun, Moon and Venus are all closely conjunct. Ketu South Node is also in Capricorn, and Mercury enters Capricorn on January 27th.

The Full Moon Eclipse on 31st January 2018.

It looks ghastly!

This Eclipse occurs at 11 deg western Leo or 16 Vedic Cancer. It’s right on top of my natal Pluto!!!!!!!!!!!

Moon is in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Sun is in Sravana Nakshatra
Ascendant is in Ardra Nakshatra
Venus is conjunct Ketu! Planets transiting across the Nodes are forced to let go of something significant it terms of how we handle that planet in our life.

Note very importantly that there is another Eclipse in Ashlesha on 11th August 2018, also in Vedic Cancer (16 deg Western Leo).

Ashlesha is difficult Serpent energy: fears, phobias, obsessions and compulsions: hurt energies, but with potential for shamanic ‘death and rebirth’.

There’s a great need to clear the decks and plan to sustain a calm environment at the time of this Eclipse.
Ashlesha’s shakti is the healing potential that is in poison. Avoid anything toxic at this time. Perceive the toxin in you unconscious. Heal and empower on the basis of that perception.
N.B. To see the Vedic and Western charts for this Eclipse, go to the Blog version of this newsletter.

Because the eclipsed Moon is so close to Rahu transiting through Cancer, this will be a difficult time for maintain stability of mind. Be careful around the end of January and the beginning of February.

And note that Uranus is square Pluto in the heavens at the same time! URANUS/PLUTO: Revolution. The collapse of the old order. The process of transformation.
Psychologically, its restlessness. Activity. Creative energy. Flight from the establishment. Innovation, reform. A strong awareness of purpose and objective. Mobility. Creative power. Untiring effort. Endurance. daring and foolhardiness. Striving for new things. Extraordinary powers of creation and
performance.
Negatively, it’s impatience. Scatter of energies. Fanaticism. Violence. Precipitate action. The mania of destruction
Biologically, it’s changes in rhythm of biological processes. The relationship between pulse and
breathing. Fever spots.
Sociologically, the Uranus-Pluto energy enhances: pioneers, reformers. People who are very much out of the ordinary or who are endowed with universal genius.
URANUS-PLUTO PROBABLE MANIFESTATIONS:
+ the attainment of great objectives by immense application of effort. Bringing new things into
being. The creation of new conditions of living
– Acts of violence. Subversive activities. Putting a gun to someone’s head. The enforcement of
decisions. An accident.

To enroll for one of my expert natal chart interpretations, Prediction or Relationship Readings, go to:
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Now, here are useful charts in both Vedic and Western Astrology for 1st of the month, with Ephemeris for 2018, with Lunations Tables for 2018, and charts for the 31st January 2018 Eclipse.

Background Tables: Astrology 2018: Go to  www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrologyfor Table of Lunations (Moon Phases) 2018 and 2019, List of Eclipses 2018, Vedic Astrology Ephemeris for 2018.

To receive Hypnotherapy or other Healing Modalities from Maggie Pashley, go to: maggiepashley.com/hypnotherapy

Here is the Western Astrology chart for 1st January 2018:

 

 

 

Here is the Vedic Astrology Chart for 1st January 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Western Astrology Ephemeris for January 2018:

 

 

Here is the Vedic Astrology Chart for Eclipse 31st January 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Western Astrology Chart for Eclipse 31st January 2018:

I look forward to working with you
Michael

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A Really Happy New Year 2017 to you from Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley

Michael Conneely

Here’s our Starwheel New Year’s Day Newsletter
Wishing you a Blessed 2017

Our very best wishes to you for your year ahead, 2017, from Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley.

What would it take for this year to be the time when your special talent will really flower???

Here’s a sharing of our personal unfoldment journey in 2016, where we feel blessed to have listened to the call for change and taken decisive action and we hope this will inspire you to follow your dreams.

What started out feeling like a unexpected blow in May 2016, led to us quickly perceiving it as liberation and being set free to move and as it turned out to move to another country- Ireland.

Maggie and I now find ourselves amid the utter beauty and sacred sites of County Mayo in the far West of Ireland, and with a Healing Centre and our Airbnb. And once we had made that decision we were amazed at how quickly and smoothly (despite the odd touch of bureaucracy) it all played out.

So in sharing the wonders that we have found here we’d like to invite you to come and share in what we have found here, to have a holiday, to take a course, have a reading or healing session. You can personalise it for your own particular needs and interests. Or simply take it as inspiration that when you decide to step out of your comfort zone a whole new world can emerge – or of course all our work is also available worldwide online using the internet as well.

After a rollercoaster 2016 that turned out to be a total blessing, Maggie and I find ourselves amid the utter beauty and sacred sites of County Mayo in the far West of Ireland, and with a Healing Centre and our Airbnb.

This Blog Post tells you of the beauties of the area where we live, its music, art, dance and culture, its mountains beaches and history, and the Healings, Readings and Courses we offer here and also worldwide using the Internet.

The astrological energy we were resonating with was Uranus, planet of jarring revolution transiting conjunct the Moon in our birth charts. See my Blog: blog.starwheelastrology.com/when-uranus-strikes-your-moon-transit-of-uranus-conjunct-the-moon-in-your-birth-chart/  We were freed to emigrate to Ireland in May this year, and by August 10th we had done it! And emigrating’s not easy! And if you think it is, you should meet the Irish bureaucrats!

Here’s the graph of our Uranus transits to our natal Moon.

Each of the vertical columns is for one month, so: Jan, Feb, March, etc. And remember, Uranus takes 84 yrs to orbit the Sun, so this can only happen next for us in 84 years time from now!

Here’s Michael’s Graphed Uranus Transits 2016 and then 2017:

 

 

Here’s Maggie’s Graphed Uranus transits 2016 and then 2017:

 

And so now we find ourselves in the most beautiful land a sacred deeply historical area of mountains and beaches and monuments, a special place beyond imagining running a Healing Centre and a B&B, and offering many worldwide online Healings, Readings and Courses, but also local healings and retreats in our Foxford centre too.

Maggie offers so many deeply intuitive healing modalities. See her website www.maggiepashley.com for Emotion Code, Body Code, Access consciousness, Hypnotherapy, healing massage, Emotional Freedom Work (EFT), Stop Smoking and metamorphic Technique.

I offer Astrology Readings and Astrology Courses, unusually offering both Western Astrology and also vedic Astrology, but I also offer my wide range of Astrology Mini Courses and Mini Readings. See my Astrology Readings website: www.starwheelastrology.com

I also teach Shamanic Healing See:  www.earthstarweb.com/shamanic-healer, The Runes (the mystical, healing and empowering alphabet of the ancient Norse and Germanic peoples) See: www.rune-path.com/  and also The Ogham (the mystical Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids) See: www.druidforestschool.com/ogham

Now, in addition,I am offering tours of the many Sacred Sites of the ancient Irish within an hour of here (see below) as well as offering, as I have done for years: online and face to face courses and events exploring and empowering ourselves through the beauty of the ancient Irish Druid Path: visionary contact with the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish, their festivals, their body energy work (The Three Cauldrons of Poesy, the four sacred weapons of the Tuath de Danaan, and for another example: the Duile, the nine Elements of Self of the ancient Irish Druids that link our bodies and minds and hearts to all of the Cosmos). See my Druid Forest School website: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

And a very special thank you to my Webmaster, Robert A Williams for doing such wonders and getting my messages on the road to you. If you are looking for search engine optimisation and all the other arcane mysteries of web work, you couldn’t do better: See: www.r-a-williams.com

But I would like to share what is special about the village where we have ended up living, and we were not looking to live here. We were looking for a place in Westport, but every time I searched on the internet Foxford came up instead! It would be difficult to pick out what is especially special, if you see what I mean, about the village of Foxford where we now live.

It could be the dozens of beautiful beaches within an hour of Foxford www.foxfordairbnb.com/beaches. It could be the homely traditional family atmosphere of Foxford the village, where so many families are dedicated to music, dance and creativity. See the eight music videos on www.foxfordairbnb.com/towns And then there’s the Foxford Brass and Reed Band as well founded at the end of the 19th Century, which is thriving from strength to strength.

And Foxford is so historical, and spiritually so. A Sister of Charity called Agnes Morrogh Bernard gave up her life with vows to serve the Poor, and came to Foxford in around 1890 when Famine had returned and the poverty was dire, and if any family showed signs of bettering themselves the Landlord just put up the rents.  Although knowing nothing of woollen industry, she started up a Woollen Mill to bring wages into the hovels of the starving families who subsisted in what the landlords called ‘Cabins’ with the pig inside the cabin with the family as the pig was ‘the gintleman as pays the rent’! This nun believed in the Eye of Providence and I believe she brought a holy and blessed energy to this land here.

 

 

 

 

And, weirdly, Foxford also boasts the national hero of Argentina among its former inhabitants: Admiral William Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy and hero of Argentine’s struggle to throw off the colonial oppression of the Spanish Empire.

Aged nine, he set off from Foxford for the USA and a new life in 1786, with his grieving father after the deaths of the mother and all the children, but sadly his father fell ill in the coffin ship and died a few days after landing in Philadelphia, leaving William an orphan. But William was not daunted. He got a job as a Cabin Boy, and ten years later, by age 19, he was in command of his own ship. He later escaped from a Napoleonic prison and in 1814 led the Argentine navy in a desperate but victorious battle against the fleet of the Spanish Empire and in a moment of glory freed the Colony from the Spanish Imperialists.

But there’s another thing that’s special around here, I believe there are especially powerful healing energies in the rocks around this whole area. You can feel them if you go to the exalted special sacred places of the Palaeolithic Irish, the oldest farmers in Ireland, places they founded from around 3,700 BC, sacred places that the Irish Druids still worked with two thousand years ago, and less. There’s so many of these:

If I was forced to choose one sacred place, I would choose Ben Bulben Mountain. It is august and vast. The great poet W B Yeats spent his childhood at its foot, and he is buried there, and it was here that he saw the Hosting of the Sidhe, the great Goddesses and Gods of ancient Ireland, and here he awaited the time to be right for their return to human consciousness, and so from here, he started the Celtic Revival with Lady Gregory.

 

 

 

 

 

I should mention Carrowmore which nestles in the arms of a protective circle of mountains: the Sun of the Samhain or Halloween Sunrise streams down its central passage.

There’s high the exalted Carrowkeel tombs.

And there’s Lough Arrow near which the second Battle of Moytura was fought. The manuscript Cath Maighe Tuireadh tells how the godlike and skilled people of the Tuatha Dé Danann, having conquered Ireland, fell under the oppression of the cruel and unworthy Fomorians, who could not understand or appreciate their divine specialness, nor the Goddesses and Gods who incarnated dwelt among them, and so they did battle here to assert their divine qualities and to free themselves.

And what can you say about Rath Croghan? Yes, it’s home of Queen Maeve who lived two thousand years ago, and plunged all Ireland into war. But more than that it’s the inauguration site of the Kings of Connaught. The last King to be inaugurated there was just before Oliver Cromwell turned up. He so hated and despised the Irish for being Catholics that he herded them into the churches and set fire to the buildings with the families inside. He sold off tracts that weren’t his to his Lieutenants, just as so many English Kings had done with parts of Ireland from the late 12th Century onwards, especially Henry VIII. BUT Rath Croghan is also the home of the great Battle Goddess of the Ancient Irish: The Morrigan. Oweynagat, the cave where she dwells, is beneath the inauguration mound. She is the Ethical Defendress of Sovereignty. According to the legends, she mates with The Dagda, the Good God every Samhain, and according to the legends Her divine people the Tuatha de Danaan are waiting until their great consciousness and specialness can be appreciated again, so that they can return.

And I have to mention Croagh Patrick Mountain. I seem to have come across quite a few healing occasions recently. Maggie and I celebrated the Winter Solstice on December 21st, at Kildangan on Clew Bay, where there is a line of standing stones pointing to a cleft in the side of Croagh Patrick Mountain, through which the Sun shines at the moment of Winter Solstice, and sure enough it did. The sky was grey, and then at the exact moment, the Sun blazed into sight like a hydrogen bomb, and its rays shot down the line of standing stones. And the thing is, after I felt very healed and have felt unaccustomedly well since, and other people said they felt forgiveness to situations and healing. Maybe it is energies in the rocks of the place, and maybe it is to do with the exaltation of the sun, the birth of the new Sun and the combination of Sun energies and Land energies. Croagh Patrick area is one of the special healing places where great beings contact the earth, and inhabit those places to bring power, kingship, authority and healing. I seem to end up in these. I was quite struck to find out that the Yew grove where I ran my organisation Glastonbury Ritual Tours for five years was deemed by Catherine Maltwood to be the centre of the Glastonbury land Zodiac. And I am certain that Croagh Patrick Mountain is one of them.

Croagh Patrick is felt by many on the Sacred Earth energies path to be Dragon Energy, and indeed, it is the place where Saint Patrick fasted for forty days before he set out to convert Ireland to the Raman Church, and indeed, in the account of that vigil, Saint Patrick fought with Corra, the spirit of the place there. She engulfed him in her jaws at one point, which does sounds very dragon-like!

But Saint Patrick threw his bell of exorcism at her and he bested her, and he consigned her to Lough na Corra, to the lough beneath the mountain, for eternity – or so he thinks.

But there’s more about sacred energies in the rocks here: Just around the corner from there, is Rossroe on Killary Harbour, where my Irish mother took me once. this was where the great Oxford University philosopher, the German Jew, Ludwig Wittgenstein, went into retreat to write his greatest work: Philosophical Discourses, and I sense it may have been the energy in the rocks there that prompted his greatest philosophical expression. I studied his thought at Oxford in 1968.

 

 

But if that was not enough, just around the corner from Rossroe is Glassilaun Beach, nestled Aat the mouth of Killary Harbour below Mweelrea Mountain, where my mother told me that my Irish Grandparents first set up home, and – and this was so important and helpful for me:

The wonderful psychic and psychic surgeon Elizabeth Hendricks ‘saw’ that I should go in the September of 2015.
She said that she ‘saw’ I should go there because she saw that there was an energy in the rocks waiting to enter me to heal me.

And so, unexpectedly, Maggie and I went to Glassilaun, and I was a different person there from those energies, and within 11 months we had emigrated to Ireland. And I I do feel much more accepted for myself, here in Ireland, and so much better able to express myself. I feel there is a destiny running!

So, I hope you will, yourselves, grasp revolution when it calls to you.

I hope we can serve you with our worldwide healings, Readings and Courses.

And it would be great to see you at our Healing Centre and Airbnb, and take you on tours to the ancient sacred sites near here.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael Conneely

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