With Jaimini Astrology, in my Advanced Vedic Astrology Course, Vedic Astrology really lives.
Jaimini is wonderful!
With the addition of Jaimini Astrology, Vedic Astrology becomes so penetrating.
The deepest secrets of the chart are revealed.
I offer five powerful and caringly taught distance-learning options in Advanced Vedic Astrology. See my Advanced Vedic Astrology Jaimini course: http://www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com/jaimini-astrology.html
This Option 4 Jaimini Astrology Course is a joy. Illumined use of Jaimini can create an inspired web of deep intuitive understanding of the energy-play in your chart.
Note that with my course, Jaimini dimensions allow you to penetrate to the deepest levels of understanding of your life, your life purpose and how the planets will manifest in your life.
The direction of study is clear and straightforward: as always in my courses, each item of study is referred to two charts: yours and mine. This is to keep the interpretation grounded and authentic by linking it to the lives of two flesh and blood people.
And, as always, the whole project is geared to healing and empowerment.
We always avoid the formulaic or legalistic style of Vedic Astrology, in favour of perception of the highest possibilities of each state of energy or consciousness that Vedic Astrology so accurately declares. We always keep the course authentic and genuine and gear the perceptions to healing and empowerment. As always, there is most caring support. There are course webinars as well.
To give you an idea of the course content, here are just some of the wonderful and powerful advanced study facets of Jaimini Vedic Astrology that are covered:
Jaimini Aspects: we study the effect of the Jaimini rules of aspects between the signs in your chart: ‘Rashi Drishti’. Learn the power and subtlety of how a mesh of influence is created both in the birth chart and by transit, the full and complete picture, the hidden energy effects.
Badhaka: we identify hidden energy blocks that can stop a house in your chart performing and calls for special awareness and careful management measures. Calculation of Badhak planet declares often hidden, unseen or shadowy obstacles in your life, especially in the area of health.
Yogada: we identify planets in your rashi (natal) and Navamsha chart that have the power to do special good, to be of special benefit, and how the planet will actually perform in your life and when its predictive periods are activated. We use this perception as special guidance in your life.
Argala is a most valuable extension to your Vedic astrological interpretation. Argala shows the secret influence for good or ill of the influence of planets on other houses. There are positive argala situations and also negative or ‘Virodha argala’. You will be amazed at the extra dimensions of understanding of your destiny that Argala study of your chart offers.
Jaimini Karakas: In Vedic Astrology, there is the system where planets are karakas or ‘indicators’ for certain areas of life. There are the Naisargika Karakas or ‘natural indicators’ for each planet of areas of incarnation, of the life. For example, Sun is the indicator for the soul, for reputation; Moon is the indicator for mother and ‘Mind’ (emotions and consciousness arising therefrom).
Jaimini Analysis of your Navamsha Chart (9th Harmonic) reveals your soul’s expression. It maps what your soul wants in this incarnation. We study in particular:
Your Karakamsha which is the position and role in your life of your Atmakaraka planet as placed in your Navamsha Chart and also your Swamsha (the implications for your life of the rising sign of your Navamsha chart). We study the profound effects of the relationship between the Karakamsha and the Swamsha. This is deep astrology of the soul!
These are just a few random insights to show you how immense and valuable jaimini study of your chart is. This Course Option is part of my advanced Vedic astrology course, so you do need to know something about Vedic astrology in order to be able to do it. I do have earlier Vedic astrology courses: there’s my Foundation Level 1 Master Vedic Astrology Course and my Level 2 Nakshatras Advanced Course if you need to do introductory study.
I offer you the caring one-to-one teaching based on the Oxford Tutorial system that I myself benefited from in the 1960s. I have five university degrees including an M.A. from Oxford University. Oxford University specialises in the Oxford Tutorial method which is totally individual and designed to bring out the very best in your learning.
My postgraduate degrees include psychology and sociology. I have deeply studied spiritual forms and pathways. For five years I worked in a university-based social anthropological field study focussing on individuals and communities/institutions following spiritual paths new to the modern West.
I now run a Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo in the West of Ireland together with my partner: Healer Maggie Pashley.
I specialise in good dialogue with my students and ensure that they are always fully helped to find the right information and approach to suit their needs.
Go to my Jaimini Course website page. You can pay to enrol on this course by using the Shopify button which is accessed through the ‘Buy Course’ link at the bottom of the page.
There are sessions worldwide and sessions for our Guests are at special Discount Rate:
Enter the powerful world of depth healing, visions, shamanic journeying and power animals. Shed unhelpful old scripts. Embrace the true self you were born to be. I am your guide to your hero’s journey. And empower yourself to help and heal others.
You can have a session at our Foxford Healing Centre with its linked airbnb using any of the modules of my Shamanic Healer Course:
Power Animal Retrieval
Inner child work and Family Constellation work
Spiritual Intrusions Healing
Heart-centred deposition where our lives are overshadowed or energetically blocked
Soul renewal by working with Fort Holders.
Life-script, curse or thought-form unravelling, whether from this life or ancestral.
Come to our Healing Centre and linked airbnb in Foxford Co Mayo for a relaxing holiday amid the utterly beautiful beaches, mountains and forests of Mayo in the West of Ireland and treat yourself to discount Healing Sessions and readings – all at discount prices specially offered for our airbnb guests.
The towns around are homely, and the music and culture is special beyond imagining.
Your Hosts are Maggie Pashley who has worked for over twenty years as a gifted intuitive healer skilled in many healings methods, and also Michael Conneely who has worked for over twenty years too, as a worldwide astrologer, Druid path teacher and shamanic healer. You are guaranteed a kind and warm welcome.
There’s so much to do. Mayo is the adventure capital of Ireland.
Book a child astrology reading now. Child Astrology Readings can be such valuable perception. They can change a life for the better. They can prevent potential for ill. They can help us avoid the mistakes we make even though we want to do our best.
Sometimes people are afraid to get a child astrology Reading. But what I say is: don’t be afraid. That gets us nowhere.
We can never be perfect.
We all of us fail.
I suppose what we have to do is the difficult task of admitting our weaknesses and of wanting to do our best for any person, any situation.
Some parents live in denial and delusion; some parents discipline their children so that the children can never voice the truth of what went on.
But if we can accept our failings and commit to doing our best, then that way we get stronger and wiser.
That way we meet the demands of Saturn: Lord Sani, Lord of Karma. That way we end up wise and spiritual and as loving as we can be.
We all of us chose our parents. We choose them so that we can work at the spiritual challenges and growth opportunities our soul chose that it needed to incarnate into this lifetime.
We none of us can start out being good parents, though everyone, almost, wishes for the best for their parenting and for their children.
But we can grow through the course of our life.
We can heal through the course of our life
And as many of the healing modalities Maggie does clearly state: as we heal ourselves, this actually heals the back generations in our family (as well as the future generations). That’s important! We can heal our family tree.
If we clear inherited trapped emotions with the Body Code for example, it heals the family line and the healing goes through to our children as well.
On the question of tucking in child astrology readings. Of course, I would be glad to do this, and they would be done to the highest standard, including western astrology as well as Vedic Astrology – and Tarot guidance. And of course, you could endlessly build upon them through the years ahead as you yourself become more and more expert and wise in astrology (and life) (and what is to be a human being).
The readings are worldwide and you get audio and video recordings plus charts and reports and every opportunity for questions. I look forward to working with you, Michael
Book your child astrology reading now for the most expert perception and skilled guidance:
The Runes were the alphabet of the ancient Norse and other peoples of Northern Europe. But they are also Gateways to new ways of being, ways of bringing in needed change.
Learn how to transform your understanding of the events in your life.
Use the genuine magic of making a Rune, chanting its name, rune stance and journeying for its true meaning as applied to your life at the present.
I have taught the Rune Path Course for twenty-two years and I would like to offer myself as a most dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. I am the author of six visionary books, and I have an Oxford University MA. I have completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: this was a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west. The method of this huge study was to live in the institutions under study. The spiritual pathways my study focused on were the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury.
You will find huge benefit if you enroll on my Rune-work Distance Correspondence Course.
This is totally personal and inspired sharing and learning.For each Rune you receive an audio recording download with information.
For each rune you also receive a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.
You can then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the perceptions and magical transformations offered by the Runes.
As with all my Distance Learning courses, the Runes Course has the very special bonus that, when you are learning it, I can also draw for perception, wisdom and guidance on your western and Vedic astrology.
We run a Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo in the West of Ireland with my partner Maggie Pashley.
I do feel certain, myself, that the supreme perception that can be offered by good class astrology can only find its real meaning if it points to our healing and empowerment.
In all my worldwide astrology courses and astrology readings, I am careful to ensure that I don’t just provide you with insight, I am caring and I also point to healing that you might like to consider.
For example, I can send you a free information sheet on an EFT program (Emotional Freedom Technique) and a link to a video where my partner Maggie demonstrated EFT which is tapping at key points on the body’s energy meridians, while uttering a sequence of statement, first to put you in touch with the wound or the problem, then, second, to connect to healing progress: you make transformation from the unhealed you to the healed you. And you can even combine this with most useful quick sketch art therapy: first draw the unhealed you embodying the issue you are to work on, then draw a quick sketch of the wonderful healed you. Indeed, we often can combine this with embodiment work!
In fact there are a range of worldwide healing modalities you can consider connecting to if you wish. See: http://maggiepashley.com/
And, in fact Maggie and I run a Healing Centre in the far West of Ireland with linked airbnb where you can come for healing and combine it with a wonderful holiday amid the most utterly beautiful landscape with so many of Ireland’s sacred sites within an hour! See: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/
I think part of the reason people studying my courses or receiving my Readings succeed in this task, is that I do aim to be very caring and supportive.
I do feel certain, myself, that both Vedic and Western astrology are needed for the fullest accuracy and perception.
Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac (anchored to the ‘fixed’ stars) and is orientated to statement of incarnational life purpose: the circumstances we attract at birth to create the destiny our soul chose for this incarnation, and the unfoldment circumstances.
Western astrology (derived from the position of the Sun at the Vernal Equinox) uses the tropical zodiac and being Sun-sign based is orientated to our egoic psychological experience, and crucially, western astrology includes in an essential and totally valid way: our experience of the Outer Planets.
I cannot stress the latter enough. For example, when my current Uranus transit conjunct natal Moon and opposition Sun transit happened, my life was indeed subject to Revolution.
I have given readings for years that combine both western and Vedic Astrology.
I have many students who, while their course will primarily be in one of either Vedic or Western astrology, do learn to cross-refer.
I think part of the reason they succeed in this task, is that I do aim to be very caring and supportive.
Michael Conneely is a most dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. He is the author of six visionary books, and has an Oxford University MA.
Michael has completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west, the method of which was to live in the institutions under study in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury.
Enroll on Michael’s Worldwide Ogham Course. This is a certificated worldwide distance learning course studying The Ogham: The Celtic Tree Alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids.
The Ogham was a system of visionary connection and understanding to the energy of the trees and the Celtic Otherworlds which interpenetrate this world.
The Ogham alphabet of the ancient Irish Druids was explored through a number of correspondences, but it is its links to the Trees that we focus on in this course, and the sense of the sacredness of trees was central to the ancient Irish.
The Ogham is a most powerful and beautiful tool for personal growth and spiritual understanding.
I have learned so much about states of consciousness and life values from the Ogham. It has been so very beautiful to connect with the trees in their wild and natural settings. In fact each letter of the Celtic Ogham alphabet can also be used for healing and empowerment.
The Ogham also introduces you to a genuine and powerful cosmology of the Celtic Otherworlds that interpenetrate this realm: Middle Earth. Your mind explores and encompasses its vast range of consciousness-states.
The Ogham is mystical and profound. It is beautiful and tantalising. The Ogham is very ancient.
Central to our understanding is that each Ogham alphabet letter or ‘Few’ represents the soul and energy of a tree.
But each Few, or Ogham letter, is also a pathway that runs across or between the Celtic Otherworlds which are different, sometimes overlapping states of consciousness which are inhabited by their own beings, and for example these realms include the famous Tir na N’Og, the land of eternal Youth, or Magh Mell: the state of Abundance, The Plane of Delight.
We are coming up to the Festival of Imbolc, and I have been sending out suggestions about preparing for the Festival as part of my worldwide Druid Forest School. And so the issue of ‘how do you create sacred space?’ arose in my mind.
I myself feel happiest with genuine and authentic attunement to the place where workings are to be held. I feel this is a beautiful and healing way to prepare to celebrate a festival of do a vision journey etc.
What are the energies of the rocks?
What are the energies in the trees?
What are the energies in individual trees?
What are the alignments to the Sun to sacred energy places in the neighbourhood?
What are the energies from sea or river?
What are the energy flows in that particular place?
Have beings implanted special spiritual energies there to assist our evolution and spiritual growth? (and indeed, have dark or hostile energies been left in the land)?
And, having done the attunement to place, then I would feel happy to do the great healing and empowering workings and unforgettable vision paths of the particular Festival or other event.
I personally feel I have left behind use of the cast circle to create sacred space for ritual. This is because I do feel it is dualistic, and it is imposed on the sacred land itself. I feel it carries dualisitc energies of ‘good inside’ the circle and ‘bad outside the circle’, and so this carries all the risks of scapegoating, of dualistic conscious, of ‘banishment mentality’ and even power-stealing. The practice of the casting of the circle actually came down to the neopagan working in the modern west through kabala – and kabala drew on the sacred spatial practice of the ancient Jews at the time of Exodus.
The point is that the ancient Jews were wandering in the wilderness. They were disconnected from the land. And so, the sacredness was wherever they parked the Ark of the Covenant on any particular day in their banishment wandering of Exodus; it had nothing to do with the inherent sacred energies of the place.
Indeed, the Exodus Jews left a legacy of graded sense of sacredness. The holiest was inside the Holy of Holies, where the ark of the Covenant was lodged for the day. This was so holy an area that only the High Priest could enter. And indeed, in the case of the Temple in Jerusalem, the High Priest alone could enter the Holy of Holies, and he only on one day per year.
But I feel instead, it is important not to impose a sense of sacred space onto the land: it is more beautiful, healing and empowering to open yourself to the sacredness of the land where the ritual is taking place.
My background in writing this, is that I completed a five year field study based at Bristol University: a social anthropology or ‘ethnography’ of spiritual forms new to the modern west. The method of Ethnography was created by Bronislaw Malinowski during the First World War, and its method involves living in in the communities or institutions one studies, and – most importantly – giving the people studied their own voice.
So, relevant to the issue of sacred spatial practice, whilst completing this five-year ethnography, I studied in Glastonbury a Wiccan Coven, a Druid grove within the Fellowship of Isis, as well as a shamanic group, several Buddhist centers of different types and a Hindu Ashram, plus a Utopian Community: a Bender Site (tread lightly on the Earth). And it was here that I did this study of sacred spatial practice. And now that I live and work in Ireland, I am glad to share the understanding I came to through my Druid Forest School worldwide courses.
These are very caring courses. When you have completed a piece of work, you email me how you got on. I then reply to you and we hold discussion.
Maggie and I also run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with linked airbnb, so you can come to this sacred land in person as well. See: http://maggiepashley.com/ http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/
I am struck that the energies of the Full Moon of 12th January 2017 offers us a huge choice in Love.
If you look at the chart, you will see that we have just had Venus conjunct Ketu (Ketu is the South Node of the Moon) in the heavens, and that that energy is still radiating to all of us.
The Western and Vedic Astrology charts for this Full Moon are all set out at the foot of this Blog Post.
Now, Venus conjunct Ketu the South Node of the Moon is a very bad script for love to have in your birth chart.
It means that you were born this time with past life script of being rejected in love, and so you will reject your lover in this life over and over again, so as to ‘get in there first’ rather than be rejected yourself (again!).
And it is not until the person heals their rejection in love trauma script that they will stop melting-down their love relationships. It is this difficult energy that has just peaked in the heavens. BUT – do note this: it is also a doorway to going through and beyond the negative drama with your beloved, rather than getting stuck in it. It is potentially the script for refusing to look back: for refusing to look back into the Hell of rejection, of choosing instead to love, and to go forward in love.
The Orpheus and Eurydice myth was that Eurydice’s husband Orpheus went down into Hell to rescue her (I’m sure he was a Libran like me!).
Eurydice had stepped on a viper on their wedding day.
Now, Orpheus even had to soften the hearts of Hades and Persephone the dread rulers of Hell by playing the music of his lyre, so as to be allowed to go down there and find her.
As he led her out of Hell. What a loving guy! Orpheus told her that she must follow him closely if she was to get out of Hell, and that above all, SHE MUST NOT LOOK BACK.
Eurydice duly followed her loving Orpheus out towards the gates of Hell. He really was nice guy. He was prepared to go into Hell to save her. But just as they were getting near the point of release, what did Eurydice do???? She looked back!!!! Would you believe it? She looked back! What was the point of her having a loving guy like Orpheus if she didn’t listen to him???????
But seriously, the moral of the myth is, that if we are to heal and transform, we must not look back into the wound, into the muck, into the darkness, into the Hell.
Somehow, we must learn to forgive. This is so relevant to the Venus-Ketu (South Node of the Moon) energy we have all been experiencing just now.
(By the way, there are different versions of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth: I had this wonderful comment from one of my expert students in Turkey:
‘Do not blame poor Eurydice who already had to die on her wedding day. She wasn’t the one who looked back – it was actually Orpheus who was given the permission to take his wife from the Underworld on one condition with it being not looking back at her while he was taking her out.So blame Orpheus for his uncontrolled passion and longing, his fear of losing her once again, his lack of confidence in her and last but not the least for his heroic and romantic love of an idealized projection rather than Eurydice herself.’
I didn’t realise when I wrote this blog that Orpheus was the insecure one! Romantic idealised projection eh? What’s wrong with that?!?! Sounds very Venus-Neptune. But I am sure he was a nice guy – probably a Libran! AND please note that idealised projection brings us to the next facet of our present energies: Venus-Neptune. But Read on!
YES, there’s a new kid on the block as well by the time of the New Moon of 12th January: Venus-Neptune.
By the day of the Full Moon, you can see from the chart below, that Ketu and Venus have separated a fraction, and Venus has now fully entered the arms of Neptune. There’s an exact Venus-Neptune conjunction on the day of the Full Moon.
The Venus-Neptune conjunct is exact (at 9 deg western Pisces).
And it’s exact again in all our lives on March 11th 2017 (three degrees further on at 12 deg western Aries).
Now, I have a Venus-Neptune sub-personality in my western birth chart. It’s all about mystic romantic love and a sense of ideal beauty isn’t it (well, that’s my story! Those who talk about Pied Pipers and illusions in love are wrong: aren’t they??? Those who say the Venus-Neptune guy will get critical when ideal love isn’t matched up to are wrong too!!)
So, what I am trying to show, is that the energies of this Full Moon on 12th January 2017, will offer many of us a big chance, a huge chance, to improve our attitude to love and to our lover. It all depends on how the chart for the Full Moon interacts with our birth chart, and whether we can think out of the box and get out of Hell.
Will all of us feel this? Well, if you have the Venus-Neptune-Ketu conjunction conjucnt your natal Sun, for example, obviously you are really going to feel this. If you have Rahu the North Node of the Moon conjunct your natal Saturn now (as i do) you are really going to feel this, and so on. You get the drift!
So: learn the lesson which Eurydice failed to learn. Burn the past. Go for love.
Turning from Western Astrology, to the Vedic astrology chart for the Full Moon of 12th January 2017, note that Venus, Neptune and Ketu are all in Shatabishak Nakshatra.
Shatabishak is one of the wonderful 27 signs of the Vedic Lunar Zodiac called the 27 Nakshatras.
The energy of Shatabishak is a bit freaky and suspicious, but it aims for perfection and protectedness. It’s what’s called my ‘Manasa Nakshatra’ in Vedic Astrology: in other words, it’s the 25th Nakshatra counted from my natal Moon: it defines one’s ‘default state of consciousness’. Some say Shatabishaks are even touchy, but that’s not true!
VERY SPECIAL FOOTNOTE:
And I want to conclude with a very special twist to this tale. If you look at the Vedic Chart for the Full Moon of 12th January 2017 below, and then Look at the Vedic Navamsha Chart for that New Moon, you will see that Moon, Neptune and Venus are all Vargottoma.
In other words they are ALL in the same sign in the Navamsha Chart as they are in the Rashi or Natal Chart. And this SPECIAL VARGOTTOMA SITUATION gives us an especially pure and clear message. The energy of those planets are in this condition a very special strength and purity of message, if only we can see trough the surface darkness and if only we will listen. The Navamsha chart is the 9th Harmonic chart. It’s one of the Harmonic or Varga charts derived from the Rashi or Birth Chart in Vedic Astrology. Each Varga chart tells us special truths about an area of our life. The Navamsha tells us about our Love issues and indeed our soul and reincarnation issues. It is the most important Varga chart!
In other words, it’s a special opportunity for our soul to send us strong clear messages – and for us to hear the special soul messages, in this case about the meaning of true love, and the need to heal our barriers to true love.
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
Celebrate the Festivals of the ancient Irish with The Druid Forest School.
in this worldwide caring course, you are helped to prepare for the Festivals, and we share and discuss how your celebration of the Festival went: what vision, healing and power was achieved!
These Festivals are immensely powerful representations and gateways into the natural rhythms – and connection to our ideal self.
If we celebrate them authentically and creatively in the way that is right for us each as an individual, they contribute greatly to our lives with power, healing and fulfillment of who we were born to become.
From at least as early as the Bronze Age, our ancestors felt great significance in the turning of the seasons, their link to the fertility of the land and the connection of the rhythm of the Earth to the astronomical dates. They put stupendous effort into constructing monuments with exact astronomical alignments. They felt it was of crucial importance to be one with the great cycles of energy of the stars, the Sun and the Moon.
The modern West has received the practice of the Eight Great Festivals of the Year. And of course, there are also important local alignments as well such as The Bohea Stone and Croagh Patrick Mountain, and also the winter solstice alignment to that Mountain from Kill Dangan.
Make your own personal, honest and authentic understanding of the festivals. You can study them through either, or both of the course modules:
Module 5: The Fire Festivals and/or
Module 6: The Solstice and Equinox Festivals.
Develop your own genuine personal and enriching understanding and practice.
Enable their true flame to grow in our hearts and minds so we can express and speak our vision and truth.
How deeply you study the material is up to you. You may want to ‘keep it simple’ or you may wish to pursue great learning. What really matters is that your life is enriched and made more vital and connected, successful and loving and inspired.
Let’s share connection to the great cycles of the Earth and the Heavens.
We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage.
We share visionary connection to the Goddesses and Gods of the ancient Irish.
And we share genuine and powerful visionary and energetic connection to the sacred energies of the Land, the waters, the rocks and the trees, and ancient sacred energies held in place there – energies which can so help humanity.
When you have completed a piece of work, you email me how you got on. I then reply to you and we hold discussion.
Maggie and I also run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with linked airbnb, so you can come to this sacred land in person as well: http://maggiepashley.com/ http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/