Blocks to Receiving your Greatness

Michael burnsall crop bestWhen I offer one of my combined western astrology and vedic astrology prediction readings or courses, I sometimes feel I am clearly depicting gifts or challenges ahead, but the client may be blocked from grasping it and taking it in, even where it is valid – and this is due to ‘mind-sets’.

Have a look at this video on the subject.

In this video, I particularly point to blocks connected to two different prevalent mind-sets that drain authenticity and block openness to empowerment.

The first of these mind-sets is where world-denying practices, especially from Buddhism or sometimes from Hinduism, or modern paradigms derived from Buddhism or Hinduism, drain away our essential ability as a person to achieve the skills and greatnesses we incarnated to actually achieve this lifetime.

I feel myself that this first type of group often seems to gather around a ‘paradigm holder’, or ‘guru’ (living or dead) and around the ‘paradigm holder’ there can even sometimes be the ‘spiritual police’. And certainly when group get-togethers occur there’s lots of swapping of inauthentic buzzwords and in-slogans. These groupings are a sort of gang consciousness and they can steal our power, and they can become drained of true meaning.

Because the spiritual mind-set is world- denying, because it is often orientated to our observing our emotions arise and fall away, observing our thoughts arise and fall away. In this way, we can end up negating the fact that we came here to make achievements, achievements which can often be defined by the astrology of our incarnational life purpose: this is the nodal astrology of Vedic astrology and it is Evolutionary astrology as I use it in my western astrology readings and courses. Of course, part of our incarnational life purpose is that we are born to burn certain negative scripts as well as achieve our special talents.

The other problem I feel exists with this first type of group is that slogans get drained of meaning. Nothing can be said and defined. Everything becomes empty of meaning. And this is an invalid guide for us as sometimes we have to exert discrimination and strategic planning in our lives. It is right that we recognise the ‘emptiness’ in all phenomena, but I feel we wipe out our life if we cannot when needed take the warrior task – or tread the path of true love.

The second type of grouping that can cut us from achieving and accepting our power and beauty is pretty prevalent in some alternative communities. In these groups we define ourselves by politically correct slogans. This is part of the same movement of consumer modernity where ‘you are what you buy’, where we can be encouraged to define ourselves by labels, poses and attributes. These are ‘enforced’ by group or sub-culture membership but in fact they are inauthentic to our truth and our future and they cut us off from being open to the abundant offerings of empowerment that we could otherwise receive one after the other. I completed a five-year university-based field study of spiritual forms new to the modern west. It was an ethnography. And ethnography is where the social anthropologist lives in the communities and institutions he studies, especially so as to give them their own voice and expression. So often I felt some to the alternative cultures paralysed their members. I also felt it became difficult for members to learn true love, and to learn to develop shared purpose in love relationship, such was the ideological pressure in these groups.

It is right to hold alternative consciousness from the totalising consumption-mentality and military/property hegemony of western culture, but it is disempowering to exchange once coercive disempowering mentality for another. Just because we have an alternative set of slogans, this can cut us from developing needed self-awareness and opening ourselves to needed change. I read a wonderful book depicting the mind-set of certain extreme alternative groups during my field study. It was called ‘Spilling the Beans’ by Martin Stott, but unfortunately it now seems out of print. He coined the term ATs for members of these communities: short for alternative types. The thing that sticks most in my mind is his depiction of a couple ‘in love’ where each was embracing the other but what they were focussing on was not the other but a mirror they were holding up behind their lover so that in fact what they were looking into was a reflection of themselves.

I do feel excessive membership of either of these two types of groups can cut us off from being authentic, and it can cut us off from being open to gateways and possibilities for empowerment and growth that are coming our way. Astrological insight can be so helpful to us in charting our life forward. It is such a loss if we are paralysed and disempowered and cut off from our beauty by these mind-sets, groups and ideologies.

My astrology readings website is: www.starwheelastrology.com

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Ogham Course: The Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids

Ogham Alder nutsMichael Conneely teaches visionary and empowering worldwide distance learning courses learning the Ogham. The Ogham is the Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.

In fact, this Ogham course is just one of the caring and healing worldwide courses of the Druid Forest School. The other courses teach for example visionary contact with the ancient Irish Gods as well as ancient Irish Druid mystical energy work and teachings.

ogham fions windowThe Ogham Celtic Tree Alphabet is in fact a very powerful and visionary tool for expanding your consciousness. Studying the Ogham is consciousness-changing and life-changing.

It takes you deep into the ancient wisdom realms of the Irish.

Theirs was a wisdom that was centrally rooted in nature and in the trees. Their awareness stemmed from the Land, the Sea and the Sky – and moreover also it was connected too to the wonderful visionary Otherworlds of the ancient Irish Consciousness as well.

The ancient Irish had an enduring intuitive, mystical and deep sense of the spiritual energy in trees. So when we learn the Ogham, our sense of that sacred tree energy is thus very greatly enhanced.

ogham broom flowersIn fact, the ancient wisdom system of the Ogham was not only correlated to the energies of the different trees by the ancient Irish Druids. It was also correlated to a number other different correlations and lists. But the point is: it is the correlation of the ogham letters to the different trees, that is the most deep spiritual gift to modern consciousness and modern times – and it is this link of the Druid alphabet to the wisdom of the trees that we learn on this wonderful worldwide distance learning course.

Not only were the ancient Irish able to deepen their knowledge of each letter of their alphabet by relating each letter to a tree energy, the ancient Irish also had such a powerful sense of the sacredness of trees and their energies.

One central example of this is that each Tuatha or Sept or Tribe had at the spiritual centre of their land a ‘World tree’; a ‘centre tree’. Each tribe had a special tree that was sacred to it, and this tree was known as the Bile.

This special sacred tree was most carefully chosen and it represented the heart, spirit and sovereignty of the tribe. The Bile was a world tree. From its roots up to its highest leaves, it interpenetrated the different realms. These are: this earth, the upper worlds and the underworlds. So, the Bile connected the Tuatha to the Three Worlds and also to the Gods. The Bile was also a place of important meetings where the spiritual and kingship matters of the Tribe were decided.

The sacred tree was also a living natural symbol of the tribe’s power and sovereignty. As with the Tribe’s Goddess of Sovereignty and its sense of Kingship, the Bile was the source of prosperity for the lives of the people and their animals and their places on the face of the earth. This deeply ancient belief arose out of the Irish people’s ancient recognition of the sacredness of trees. And it is this sensibility that we now learn on this Druid Forest School Ogham course.

The date of the Ogham Alphabet’s creation is lost in the mists of time, but there is evidence that it is derived from the Irish consciousness and language rather than any other. There is also evidence that it may well have first come into being around 500 BC, where it grew out of far more ancient systems of Tally markings (which pre-dated use of paper for example). And from its divisions into groups of five letters each, it is evident that it could also act as an ancient secret means of communication using the five fingers of the druid’s hand.

It is such empowerment and such delight to develop your experience of the natural and mystical energy of each tree.

Going into nature to do this is a wonderful experience, and so lovely to share with a friend of partner.

And it is such a wonderful experience to learn how to use these different tree energies as keys to different states of consciousness and understanding – and also, yes! employ them to predict the future.

When you enrol on The Druid Forest School’s Ogham Course with Michael Conneely, you receive full supporting presentation documents and also guided journeys to the wisdom and energies of each tree-letter.

Michael burnsall crop bestYou correspond with Michael about each journey you complete, and as a special bonus Michael also shares with you what guidance your natal and predictive astrology offers for the development of your consciousness during the period of the course through your contact with the tree-wisdom of the ancient Irish Druids.

You can enrol on the worldwide ogham course at: http://www.druidforestschool.com/ogham.html

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The Dagda, the Good God of the ancient Irish – Worldwide Course

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The Dagda is the Good God of the ancient Irish. He is the All Father. He is strong male energy and his gift is abundance. He upholds the call to achieve our talents and skills. And he is now re-entering the modern consciousness.

One of his great symbols is his Cauldron of Plenty: we can open our hearts and minds to receive the bounty of the universe. We can leave behind our blocks, fears and pessimisms. This is the gift he offers us.

The Dagda is also the male spirit of the land. Every Feast of Samhain he mates with the goddess of the Sovereignty of the Land, each standing astride the River Boyne so as to renew the power of the land, the first of desire and life-force.

The Dagda asserts the truths of life and death – and also of rebirth. He has a great club, one end of which deals life, the other end of it deals death.

When we face the Dagda, we cannot evade the imperative truths of our life.

His worship was brought to Ireland by the Tuatha Dé Danaan in the Irish Iron Age when they returned to Ireland seeking once again to establish their homeland there.

And the Dagda also radiates the harmony of life and the rightness of the birth and death patterns of the endlessly repeating seasons. He has a harp, the playing of which turns the seasons in the right order and timing.

In Michael Conneely’s worldwide Druid Forest School Courses, we learn ways to make visionary contact with the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish.  We learn special visionary techniques like ‘clear appearance’. We benefit from the perception offered by our astrology – both western astrology and Vedic astrology! Care wisdom and knowledge helps us along the path to our power, beauty and special achievement in life.

Enrol on Druid Forest School Courses: http://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

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The Morrigan is the Goddess of Sovereignty and Just War – worldwide course

The Morrigan

The Morrigan

The Morrigan is the Goddess of Sovereignty and Just War of the ancient Irish. She is our strong sense of the sovereignty of our self and our life. If that sovereignty is invaded, devalued or sullied, she is victorious in its defense.  And She is now re-entering the modern consciousness. See this video.

If you learn to develop clear perception of The Morrigan’s face and appearance, this is a great aid to achieving visionary contact and relationship with Her. The is one of the methods Michael Conneely teaches through the Druid Forest School.

When at first we seek to make contact, her image if unclear to us at first, as this video shows.

But as this video also shows, when we come to its ending, we can be blessed to come then to a clear perception of Her beauty, Her true authority, Her ethical concern and Her defence of sovereignty.

Through relating to The Morrigan we can come to a clear understanding about the crucial area of human life that she represents in the great order of creation: sovereignty, truth and defense.

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

In the Druid Forest School’s worldwide Course, we approach Her by studying different perspectives on the history of her long relationship with the ancient Irish – and Her present re-emergence into the consciousness of these present times.

We learn ways of achieving contact and of strengthening that relationship. A crucial step is to develop ‘clear appearance’ of Her, this strengthens the development of visionary contact and relationship.

Changes that will follow in our bodily energies, our states of mind and confidence. The changes in the level of our emotions, our clarity, our purpose and our power in our life path can then be awesome.

The Morrigan grants us empowerment. She grants us the needed deep sense of the sovereignty of our life. She imbues us with an innate sense and a deep natural knowing of how to marshal our defense at all times.

She gifts us with strategic clarity and self-value – and she bestows us with the power to defend what is our due, our right.

In Michael Conneely’s worldwide Druid Forest School Courses, we learn ways to make visionary contact with the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish.  We learn special visionary techniques like ‘clear appearance’. We benefit from the perception offered by our astrology. Care wisdom and knowledge helps us along the path to our power, beauty and special achievement in life.

Enrol on Druid Forest School Courses: http://www.druidforestschool.com/courses.html

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The Astrology of 2016 – how to read your year ahead

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

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

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

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

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

We use both western and Vedic astrology techniques.

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

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

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

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

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

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Astrology and your life purpose: Readings, webinars and courses – working with new consciousness; also about astrocartography and Earth energies

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

I felt moved to write this post to offer my astrology readings, combining your western psychodynamic with your Vedic astrology, and also to ask you to have a look at my western and Vedic weekly astrology webinars with linked courses for 2016.

I feel I do offer an exceptional service here. The readings include our recorded skype interview, intuitive guidance through my tarot and you receiving your charts and follow up email discussion, plus reports with most readings options. The webinars are weekly and can be accessed anywhere in the world. You receive a recording to download, and they are linked to ongoing courses you can enrol on any time which are a magnificent combination of applied astrology (studying your chart and mine) and well as techniques and procedures learning. To enrol please see the websites listed at the foot of this post.

I’d like to share a few thoughts about the issue of legalism versus authentic healing and empowerment in the use of astrology.

To take a small example: as regards astrocartography, I am wary of the validity of this construct. I myself am very sensitive to where I live, and my Vedic birth chart has a classic indication for that to be so, but western astrocartography and also some of the Vedic directional calculations in fact seem legalistic to me.

I do feel that a new consciousness is arising which if fact entails that the legalism and the ‘remedies’ are massively replaced at this time by transformative and empowering healing modalities.

I have found what has healed me has been use of the stupendous and unbelievably vast perceptions offered by Vedic Astrology, yes: but also in addition to that I believe one needs the perceptions offered by western psychodynamic and evolutionary astrology, But in addition to that I believe one needs to go on further to utilize these in practices such as art work, embodiment work, inner child work and family constellation work etc.

In fact I would say that although I definitely do use and benefit from mantra, the way mantra is traditionally prescribed in Vedic astrology as ‘remedy’ in fact can lead to over-controlling mind-set and life definition-  and therefore stultification of potential and controlling use of other people. It can lead to spiritual by-pass.

I believe that we are not here to ignore our emotions in a robotic and ultimately unreal ‘enlightenment’. We are here to experience them and recognise them, and yes – then grow from them.

I believe we are not here to become world-denying, but in fact we are here to work with our negative karmas and also, most crucially, to realise certain key imperatives that we were born here this time to grow with and grow by, and to express these in this life-time.

And indeed the Vedic birth chart and the psychodynamic and evolutionary astrologies of western culture are a very good combined guide to the pearls we have to manifest, to the creations we were born to express.

I firmly believe we are here to realize and manifest our own special spark (though, incidentally, in a few certain cases that can indeed be a careful and aware world denial).

So to return to my earlier example about astrocartography and where to live, well that discussion should flow from the reading of the birth chart, and it most certainly can vary at different points in a life time. At certain phases it is actually necessary for us to experience living in the wrong place, so that we can come to understand the factors that were right for us, and the factors that were wrong for us.

I am not, myself, actually living where is right for me at all now. We came her to support my now twenty-year old son, Deaglan, because he got a job here, and also because it is near to my 98 year old mother. But I know where I would be better living somewhere else, including better for my work.

And certainly I have come to experience the importance of energies in the earth, in the rocks. I am a different man when I go to the rocks of a certain place in the West of Ireland, in Connemara, called Glassilaun, where in fact my birth family lived for hundreds of years. But I can’t live near there now. But a fascinating fact is that the great philosopher Wittgenstein lived in a cottage on those same rocks, just round the corner, at the mouth of Killary Harbour, and he lived there for a period to write his great and quite supreme mentalistic achievement of his life – on those same Ordovician rocks! Earth energies do exist, but I don’t believe they can be identified from astrocartography.

So, great if you wanted a reading, great to work with you if you decided to proceed, and please accompany your enrollment with your natal data: date, time and place of birth.

And wonderful if you wanted to enroll on my upcoming worldwide weekly webinars.

Glad to answer any questions, Michael

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

Read more enlightened vedic or western astrology reports here

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

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

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

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Indications for War in 2016

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more enlightened vedic or western astrology reports here

25th December 2015: Full Moon

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The Full Moon is on 25.12.2015, at 11.11 am, in UK at 3 deg Cancer in western astrology.

Full Moon is in Vedic Gemini:

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

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

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

Read more enlightened vedic or western astrology reports here

Astrology Prediction for December 2015 by Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

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

Mixing Vedic and Western Astrology:

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

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

VEDIC PLANETS SUMMARY : December 2016:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neptune is at 7 deg Pisces on 18th November 2015

Saturn is at 7 Sagittarius on 26th November 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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