Which Zodiac should I use -Tropical or Sidereal? A very special study opportunity

Here’s a very special study opportunity. It’s an optional part of a very long-established and caring individually taught Vedic Astrology Course: http://www.mastervedicastrology.com/

This Blog Post arises because there has been open discussion recently on whether Vedic Astrology should use the traditional ‘sidereal zodiac’, or whether it should use the newer ‘tropical zodiac’ of western astrology.

I felt quite sickened recently to listen to a YouTube video on this subject, which was pretty ranting and which forgot and ignored that Vedic Astrology is the expression of a most ancient spiritual path.

Vedic Astrologers must not use their positions as Teachers of Vedic Astrology egoically. So I wanted to share with you my considered and caring very authentic Vedic Astrology Course, where you can if you wish, optionally look with whatever depth you like, into the question of what is described by each Zodiac.

One of my earliest Tutors in Vedic Astrology in the 1990s used to take the line ‘there is discussion’ about a method, when there were two different views as to methods or settings.

So I wondered what has happened when ranting pretty egoic confrontation is used – a state of consciousness and communication that quite forgets the spiritual standing of the Vedic pathway, and is far from what it is actually about.

Of course, this unfortunate ranting is an expression to the recent very difficult position of Mercury following the September 21st Eclipse of 2017.

Mercury is in association with Mars, it’s caught up in a most major eclipse, it’s caught up with Rahu, the Sun, AND it’s in the Gandanta zone, and opposition Neptune.

And this perception should of course have guided astrologers to avoid the conflict which must stem from such a configuration unless one can make spiritual and healing utilisation of what Vedic Astrology perceives with this Mercury configuration.

But at least it brings the matter of zodiac definition to a head, and so what I am proposing is the optional incorporation of respectful and considered study of the which zodiac question into my course for those who would want this.

So, what’s all the unfortunate and regrettable fighting about? It is about whether it is legitimate to use the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology to study Vedic Astrology.

It’s about what Ayanamsha to use (the difference between the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs).

And it has huge ramifications into House systems, Gandanta Zones, definition of the crucial Varga (Divisional) charts, definitions of start and end dates of Dasas (Predictive Periods), definitions of what role a planet plays in your life (moveable indicators or chara karakas).

To start off, I must make clear my own position based on 23 years of the study and teaching of Vedic Astrology, as an intelligent guy, well educated, who seeks to be caring and to find the keys to the understanding and healing of my life, and the lives of others for whom I offer readings and courses.

With my partner Maggie Pashley, I run a healing Centre on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the far West of Ireland, and of course, 90% of our Readings, Healings and Courses are offered worldwide through the internet.

In brief, I find my confirmed personal experience is that the use of the Sidereal zodiac with Lahiri Ayanamsha gives unbelievably accurate description of all the vastness that is measured by the framework of Vedic Astrology (essentially declaring all that stems from our incarnational life purpose and destiny). Whereas I find that the western tropical zodiac is supremely perfect for the crucial psychodynamic study of ‘egoic self’ dimension.

My personal experience and judgement is that I have to say that Vedic astrology’s use of tropical zodiac or Vedic Astrology’s use of other Ayanamshas, gives nonsense by contrast.

This is certainly true in terms of the birth chart it states, the derived charts and Predictive Astrology.

Sidereal zodaic plus Lahiri Ayanamsha gave an exactly accurate and life-changing description of my own very unusual birth circumstances, that was totally absent from western astrology. And it was this that first drew me to the use of Vedic Astrology, and my first teacher.

This is NOT to say of course that the methods and techniques used by Vedic Astrology Teachers employing the western tropical zodiac are invalid. They are caring and wonderful teachers.

Similarly, my personal judgement is that Vedic Predictive astrology requires sidereal zodiac and Lahiri Ayanamsha. If you use any other system, the start and end of your Vedic predictive periods (Dasas) will be declared with wrong dates.

Similarly, the Vedic astrology concept of Gandanta most certainly has vast validity: it has provided the meaning of my incarnation this time, and that concept of Gandanta is of course is lacking from western astrology and from the tropical zodiac.

However, it’s not so simple.

I feel we DO need to identify what dimension of consciousness and ‘slice’ of our existence the tropical zodiac does state when used with Vedic Astrology.

So, please note that I do work with students seeking to identify what exactly what dimension of self/consciousness/events Vedic use of tropical zodiac or other ayanmasha does give – if that is an optional dimension that they wish to incorporate into their course.

My heartfelt aim is that this study will give great insight to the world, once it has been given a few years to mature.

See:

So this Blog Post an invitation to work with me, on my courses, in a way that offers you the opportunity, if you want it, to analyse study and compare the two zodiacs and what they tell you about and predict for your life.

My Vedic Astrology courses are based on sidereal zodiac, but you can feed in a shared study of charts also using tropical zodiac, and thus over time a considered assessment can be made if what it is that the two different zodiacs actually depict and predict.

We can study in caring depth and in a considered way: what different facets of human consciousness and life. I provide you with all the charts you use and all the needed background information manuals.

The approach of my courses has been for over twenty years, that we study each principle with reference to two charts: yours and mine, and his keeps the anlaysis grounded, authentic and testable. It makes it mutually caring.

And a principle of my courses is that the declaration of astrology is never formulaic or fated, but cruciall (and this is its strength) that astrological declaration is always treated as an opening to healing and empowerment techniques.

All my courses provide opportunity for Vedic-Western astrology crossover, if you wish for that (or vice versa).

My western astrology is rooted in Psychodynamic and Evolutionary Astrology, and is augmented in my case in that my university degrees include psychology and sociology.

A helpful vast resource for my sharing with you, is that I also completed a five year field study. This was an ethnographic field study of spiritual forms new to the modern West.

My study focus was the paths of individuals following Hinduism, Buddhism (Tibetan and western), paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community.

The main study area was Glastonbury, an ancient pilgrimage site in England, but there was a comparator study in Totnes, and study residence in a Hindu Ashram in Skanda Vale (the cult centre of the UK Sri Lankan community in exile).

From this background I endeavour to support you in caring and experienced awareness of spiritual pathways.

A NOTE ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY – AND THE NATURE OF SELF:

As I said, I have a postgraduate qualification in psychology, and I feel it has a rightful pace in Astrology: for example, psychology seeks to express and define our ‘egoic self’, our nature and what drives us includes our subconscious and unconscious material.

My psychology degree in the early 1970s was divided between Freudian psychology and Behaviourism! (The two professors never spoke to each other, and you had to be careful to always express things their way and never get mixed up which one you were writing for! One of my other degrees was in sociology, also in the early 70s, where a main focus was ‘Symbolic Interactionism’:  the production of a sense of self through individuals and society projecting roles on us and producing meaning that way.

And regarding the ethnography I did: This was a five-year university-based social anthropological field study commenced in the late nineties. It was located in a Geography department. It’s focus was the production of self through landscape, including landscapes such as sacred place and landscapes of consumption patterns/meanings, and I especially studied the production of self through use of visionary/imaginal landscapes (e.g. Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, paganism and shamanism).

The nature of self has been a big theme in my life (my Sun is most deeply fallen at 1 Vedic Libra and it’s conjunct Ketu, what else would you expect?)

Indeed, my first postgraduate degree at Oxford University, where as a poor grammar school boy I won a prestigious scholarship in the late 60s to be sneered at there as a ‘scribbler’ by the rest of the students from the elite English Public Schools. My MA there was focused on W B Yeats and T S Eliot as ‘prophets of a new age’ and I studied how W B Yeats worked with Lady Gregory at the Celtic Revival, thus opening to the God Realm for sense for self, similarly to ancient Greece, Babylon and the Vedic culture, for examples. I studied Jessie Weston’s From Ritual to Romance and the Omega Point of Teilhard de Chardin. And now I live close to W B Yeats’ grave in the west of Ireland. My birth family on my mother’s side comes from near here. My birth father’s heredity is from the Yakut: a shamanic people living on the shores of the north polar sea – hence all the shamanic healing I teach!

A major feeling I now get, is how our sense of self is produced from our family and society, but how very powerful currents most certainly also run in the form of destinies.

These destinies are indeed very often astrologically predictable. Though they should not be treated as fated and incapable of being healed. And Vedic Astrology can state them supremely well.

Though, crucially, I also do feel that a new consciousness is arising in the world, and Vedic Astrology has to leave behind formulaic ranting and fatedness and ineffectual ‘Remedies’, and add to its supreme and sure vastness, the new consciousness that is arising: the new consciousness of Healing and Empowerment.

ZODIACS – SOME QUESTION AND ANSWER DISCUSSION:

To illustrate the issues raised by the ‘Which Zodiac?’ Question, I now show extracts with a discussion I held with ‘J’ and I hope these extracts illustrate the way I seek to have a caring, individualised approach with my students over the last 23 years, as well as providing ‘windows’ on the ‘Which Zodiac?’ Question:

Here are some of the Questions ‘J’ raised with me (shown with kind permission – J’s questions are in bold):

Q. A.“What meaning do the solar signs have other than a shortcut to referencing a ‘composite energy’ of the lunar signs?”

The Nakshatras, the Vedic lunar signs, depict our emotional nature, motivations and scripts (sublime, warts and all) and also the sort of growth we can hopefully make in this life.
Q. B.E.g., am I a Libra ascendant with ruler Venus, or am *really* a Swati Nakshatra ascendant with lord Rahu?
Overall, you will project into the world like a Libran, indeed ruled by Lagnesha Venus, and so we need to assess the standing of Venus in your chart in terms of dignity and the various Avasthas: Avasthas wonderfully state Venus’ standing and how the other planets treat your Venus and vice versa. They are a crucial key as to the qualities and strength with which you assert in the world. However, the emotional play around which your assertion into the world will by typically Rahu within the Libran framework, with all the over-running and nervy scatter of Swati, etc.
Q. C. Does “Scorpio” really exist without its Nakshatras?   It’s measured in space as being 6º, and yet we treat it as 30º, which has always puzzled me.
It is important to note that the sidereal signs are one twelfth of the zodiac, and thus take their energy and name from the constellation that falls within their space on the ecliptic. It is not relevant that the stars of the constellation do not exactlty fit the sign. The sign system works nevertheless. And of course, as you know, the sign energy is modified by Nakshatras and padas falling within the sign.
D. At one point it was “just the Nakshatras.”  Then the signs followed as a sort of superimposition of these solar sector divisions(?)
I think the signs are to be seen as not a superimposition onto the Nakshatras, but in fact a different measurement of the ecliptic, actually measuring a different dimension of self than the nakshatras, and coming later in time than the nakshatras, and reflecting later changes in consciousness.
Q. D.My Saturn is now transiting from “Scorpio” to “Sagittarius (20th Septemebr 2017}.” From my “2nd house” to my “3rd house.”   This might cause someone to be “optimistic.”  Saturn mahadasha has been an abject hell for me since May of last year.  A new “sign transit from Scorpio to Sagittarius” I’m told from an Indian Vedic astrologer is very good.
Interpretation of the mahadasha manifestation of Saturn needs to be based on the standing of Saturn in your Rashi chart and Varga (divisional) charts. And in fact the timing of Saturn Dasa will activate the energy of Saturn in the various different areas of life that each Varga chart represents. You’d need to individually evaluate your 2nd and 3rd House to say whether each transit would be ‘very good’ or otherwise. We’d be looking at Saturn Avasthas and Saturn’s standing in the Divisional charts, and what House Cusps fall where in your Divisional Charts.

Q. E.But in reality, isn’t Saturn just transiting from Jyestha to Mula. And Mula is a horror flick?  So what kind of hope is there in saying “Sagittarius” if it’s really just a “placeholder for the ~3 nakshatras that carry the weight (of its definition)?”

Mula is not a ‘horror flick’. For a bit about Mula, see:

Sagittarius is not a placeholder for the three Nakshatras that also occupy its space. Signs and Nakshatras measure different dimensions or slices of our nature, of our ‘self’ of our destiny this time. The Houses each declare a different area of our life. So Saturn in Sagittarius measures a different dimension of you that does Saturn in 3rd House, as does Saturn in Mula. For Saturn in Mula you’d need to look at the role of Ketu (Mula’s ruler) in your birth chart.

Q. F. I have much difficulty utilizing blank space as a starting point for scientific definitions.  Is this a science, albeit hidden, or is it fantasy? Saturn transiting the star Spica” for example, works for me 100% .  Spica exists.  Saturn exists.  One moves in front of the other.  They’ve observed over millennia it means something when this happens.  We’re talking about real things in space and time.
“Saturn transiting the Nakshatra Mula.”  That kind of works for me, like 90%.  Mula is the name of a group of stars.  There is a zone of energy “bracketing” those stars.  The “amalgamated energy means something.”
“Saturn transiting Sagittarius.”  This works for me like 40%.  “Sagittarius” came “way later.”  Is it the amalgamation of the energies of 3 nakshatras?  Oh my.
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/12 of the zodiac is 1/12 of the ecliptic = why is it special and what intellectual authority is there to bracket this space, call it something, assign a “ruler?”

As Jupiter transits my Sun and then yours, we meet beyond formula and astrological rant to share wisdom and its enlargement.

I feel cautious of the term ‘intellectual authority’; it’s more like: ‘intellectual justification’.

We know nothing of the zodiacal division of ancient peoples used, who were very much in tune with the energies emanating from planets, stars, constellations and even individual degrees.

But yes, we are aware that the sky was early-on divided into 27 for the Nakshatras (obviously based on sensed Lunar energies in combination with constellations the Moon transited across).

And we are aware of the division of the sky into 12 signs: you ask why 12? The answer can only be speculated about and is lost in time, but the ‘dozen’ is an ancient concept, and doubtless appealed as being numerologically harmonious and inclusive, as it’s a multiple of 2, 3, 4, 6; and because itself it feeds into 144 etc.

A Sign is a useful concept. It’s not as precisely useful as the smaller divisions. And its energy/consciousness divisions are more overlapping with other signs.

But it is valid: and one proof of the sidereal zodiac’s total validity is its statement of the Gandanta Zones, which are immensely valuable and one can’t do good astrology without them.
Interestingly, I say this as I have Gandanta Moon, and the meaning of that was the fulcrum of my life AND Saturn is transiting the Abhukta Mula Jyestha to Mula 9Scorpio to Sagittarius) Gandanta as I write to you.

But of course, a sign also has crucial validity in that it is divided into such ultimately valuable heuristic divisions as the Padas and the Vargas or divisional charts. This is not weird, it’s mathematically factual.

And furthermore! The sign divisions in the heavens are crucial to note in that we know that the Jaimini moveable indicators (Chara Karakas) see see your Shri Jyoti Star chart below).
A planet’s chara karaka or moveable indicator status in our chart is defined by the position of a planet in the sidereal zodiac.
For example, there’s the all-crucial Atmakaraka or soul indicator (mine is Moon, as my planet of highest longitude in a sign), and these sidereal based charakarakas are the crucial definition (whatever other scheme of charakaraka is stated for you by other zodiacs, and whatever validity or relevance to other dimensions or facets of your consciousness or life these are found to have – and that would be after deep study and consideration).

Your Vedic Rashi/Birth Chart by Sri Jyoti Star (sidereal zodiac, Lahiri Ayanamsha):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And furthermore (could there be more?) your Avasthas, the standing of your planets and how they treat each other, are accurately stated by the Sidereal chart, and again we would need a careful, considered study project to determine what your Avasthas state, what validity or relevance or other dimensions or facets of your consciousness or life these are found to have, and this should only be done after deep study and consideration). See your Kala Avasthas charts below.

Your Avasthas charts by Kala (sidereal zodiac, Lahiri Ayanamsha):

 

And furthermore (!) I have found that my Dasa (Vedic Predictive period) start and end date ARE valid when sidereal zodiac is used.

And of course, drawing on western psychodynamic astrology, the position of our natal planets in the much wider areas of the hemispheres and quadrants of our western chart also are most important to know, because this guides us as to what areas of consciousness our planet will manifest its energies in psychologically, archetypally and in terms of direction of consciousness, and the way we will relate overall.

BUT I would say that UTILITY is a big criterion to apply at this stage. We need to make authentic realisation of what a system offers to our helaing path in this life. We need to make authentic decision as to what a system offers in our path to expressing the special spark of being and attainment we incaranted to become this time. Utility and authentic realisation and authentic perception is KEY.

If utilisation of a degree, or a nakshatra, or a pada, or a Varga – if utilisation of any of these gives you invaluable understanding of your nature, then it is to be embraced!

It is so valuable and indeed valid to note that Sun in Libra is debilitated. Debilitation can wreck one’s life. But experience of that destiny, then encountering Vedic Astrology’s perception of the wrecking concept of ‘debilitation’ – these are what give us the option of moving: moving into needed healing and empowerment!

Q. G. Why are there 12 Signs? A prominent astrologer told me “They divided the ecliptic into 12 because it is a multiple of 3 and 3 is a very important number in the occult. There was no other reason he can give. Is it possible there is “information encoded in there?  I guess so.  But splitting the sign into 9 portions is getting even weirder, unless those 9 portions reflect something in space.  Science is about hard, empirical definitions.  Why was Venus not the “ruler” of that space thousands of years ago, but at some point “became the ruler?”  And people with extreme intellect would say I’m a Scorpio because of tropical definitions?  Huh?? 
You are moving now in our conversation from ‘intellectual authority’ to ‘Science’. From my abandonment and orphanage upbringing (I have Moon Gandanta at 29 Pisces 56 and Sun at 1 Libra sidereal) I moved on to take five university degrees, and indeed to work in a five-year social anthropological field study: an ethnography. I believed the concepts of psychology and sociology in which I have postgraduate degrees.
But the gift of my Gandanta, a terrible gift, moved me beyond the limitations (and gifts) of the ‘scientific paradigm’ to ‘ancient spiritual/astrological frameworks’, and also the study of ancient deities and earth spirituality, and from these I have found what I needed, not from science.
How I despised the ‘current academic discourses’ that I had to fit the findings of my field study into: It was an ethnography of spiritual forms new to the modern west: place-making, how our sense of self depends on place and vice-versa. The study areas were Hinduism, Buddhism (Tibetan and western), paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community. The ethnographic method invented by Bronislaw Malinowski during the First World War is ˜participant observation’ – living in the communities and instructions under study: giving the individuals in them their own voice (not being the ˜top down’ ‘scientific expert’).
In Swiss Huber School psychodynamic western astrology (in which I trained in the nineties, and which I utilize for my teaching), you have a ‘psychic eye’ chart aspect shape: Pluto-Rahu trine Neptune, apex your Sun-Uranus conjunction:
Your Swiss Huber School Psychodynamic Astrology Chart by Megastar (Tropical Zodiac):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychic Eye Chart Aspect Shape:

This figure consists of two green semi-sextile aspects (30 deg) and one blue sextile  aspect (60 deg), thus  forming the small blue and green triangle called the Eye. This chart aspect shapes gives a wonderful and useful inquisitive, receptive and questing presence within you that is intuitive and observant or eagle-eyed.

In Swiss Huber School psychodynamic astrology (in which I trained in the nineties, and which I utilize for my teaching), you have this psychic eye chart aspect shape: Pluto-Rahu trine Neptune, apex your Sun-Uranus conjunction. This is one representation of why the study of the ‘which zodiacs?’ question will be so valuable for you.

My courses are always based on the study of two charts in relation to each and every concept. That way the discussion is kept authentic and grounded, empirical as well as with reference to the analytic and the theoretical. I value our communication. I’d love to now embark on the vastness of taking it into the dimensions of a course with you. See: http://www.mastervedicastrology.com/ what do you think?

My Vedic Astrology foundation course has a presentation and also a journey to meet each planet, and includes a considerable repertoire of techniques, and can cross-refer into western astrology if the student wishes, and it can also encompass Avasthas analysis system if the student wishes, and insights of great value can come from Avasthas.

I go on to teach many advanced courses, as well as having a wonderful on-line Tarot course which is of great value for your intuitive development.

All charts you could need are provided. There’s vast information provision/manuals. There’s caring totally individual tuition. If you optionally wanted to include into your studies the ‘Which Zodiac?’ course, that would be grand (as they say here in Ireland)!

I hope to hear from you, Michael

 

Celebrate the Festival of Lughnasadh

Michael ConneelyThe Festival of Lughnasadh

The Festival of Lughnasadh is the festival of Harvest, celebrated around 1st August. Share in the preparation of all the Festivals of the ancient Irish with the Druid Forest School worldwide courses: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Take stock: What talents have you harvested so far this year???

Honour your harvest. Honour those who support you: your Tribe. Honour the Land that supports you: your home and the sacred earth.

The Festival of Lughnasadh is the celebration of the harvest of our individual and our joint Tribal efforts in the year, so far.

The Festival of Lughnasadh is also overshadowed by the approach of winter. The Tribe has to prepare for winter as it celebrates the Harvest. The powers of Darkness must be defeated. You need your Harvest to weather any hard times in the future.

The main theme of the Festival of Llughnasadh was feast celebrating the successful reaping of benefits from the Land by the Tribe, the communal enjoyment of first fruits was the high point of the day’s ritual.

Lughnasadh combines key cosmic sacred themes of the Land and the Tribe. And for the ancient Irish, it was the transition from the culture of the Land (The Formorians) to the spirit of the Tribe (The Tuatha de Danaan), that underlies the Book of Invasions, and this was the difference between the two sides at the Second Battle of Moytura (Maigh Tuireadh), fought near our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland, in the Irish Iron Age.

At Llughnasadh, we hear the call of the new god, Llugh, that was the catalyst for the members and the gods of the Tuatha de Danaan, to value the manifestation of the special and individual skills of each of them, and thus be able to use individual and very special crafts and skills to defeat the more cloddish, vicious and less civilised lower-consciousness Formorians.

We each incarnate to burn negative karmas, and also to develop and manifest our own special unique special skills. Llugh is the catalyst for this. He thus calls us to bring in the harvest of our talents at Lughnasadh.

And so at Lughnasadh, a key theme of any celebration is recounting the call of Llugh for each member of the Tuatha to name and bring in his own special talents, as at the Second Battle of Moytura that the Tuatha fought against the dark Formorians above Loch Arrow, near here.

The issue is also our personal sovereignty. For the Tuatha de Danaan, their victory at the Second Battle of Moytura was yearly sealed by the annual mating of the War Goddess the Morrigan and the Good God, The Dagda, both standing astride the River Unshin where it flows from the Loch, to wend its way to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean near Carrowmoor. Thus the sovereignty of the Tribe and its Land was sealed.

The issue is also about reverencing and relying upon the Goddess of the Land, she who provides, she who now rules as Queen of the Harvest.

And the Festival of Lughnasadh also calls us to value skills of communication, creative thought and breakthrough, just as Llugh used eloquent oratory to call each member of the Tuatha de Danaan to value themselves and their individual special skills. And thus the Celts linked Llugh to Mercury, but of course, there is also a lightning, revolutionary, fore-front creative Uranian dimension to him too!

And it is these words that inspire the people, win the Goddess for the Tuatha are the people of the Goddess Danu and the actions the words inspire that defeat the cruel blinding heat of the Sun, that defeat Balor: Balor of the evil Eye.

So, have a look at my Druid Forest School Courses and get in touch: www.druidforestschool.com

I look forward to hearing from you,
Michael

The Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work

Michael Conneely & The Three CauldronsThe Three Cauldrons Spiritual Vision Work of the Ancient Irish Druids

The Three Cauldrons Vision work, also known as the Cauldrons of Poesy, is a supreme and wonderful healing and empowerment meditation and ritual of the ancient Irish Druids. It was preserved in a later medieval surviving manuscript.

We envision The Three Cauldrons with our body: abdomen, heart and head. These were called the Cauldrons of Poesy.

We use The Three Cauldrons to develop our good physical health, the mature and creative use of our emotions (including our most difficult emotions) and above all our Wisdom.

And when we attain our own special sort of mastery in all three of The Three Cauldrons, in all three of these areas of our life, in this incarnation, only then can we express our own especial spark of creation: Fire in the Head.

The aim of this vision work ritual is to achieve full creative expression of our special reasons for being here this time.

Here are three Videos working with the Cauldrons of Poesy:

The Druid Forest School is based in the far West of Ireland near Ben Bulben, Knocknarea, Carrowmoor, Carrow Keel, the Caves of Kesh, Loch Arrow and the site of the Second Battle of Moytura. We share the deep wisdom of the many facets of the Druid mystical practice of the ancient Irish and their sacred heritage such as the Cauldron of Poesy, the Well of Segais and the Cup of Cormac.

This Worldwide Course aims to work with key practices aimed to develop transformative understanding into the path of the Ancient Irish Druids.
You are sent information sheets and an audio about each practice or topic of your choice.
You  thus embark on a journey of healing and empowerment and vastly develop your insight into yourself and your life.
We look forward to hearing from you: www.druidforestschool.com/courses

Why Not View some more Videos from The Druid Forest School whilst you are here ?

 

Shravana Nakshatra Number 22

Shravana Nakshatra Number 22 / A Worldwide Nakshatra CourseMichael Conneely

Shravana Nakshatra is the 22nd Nakshatra and spans 10°00′ to 23°20′ Vedic Capricorn. This Nakshatra is ruled by The Moon and its ruling deity is Vishnu – The Preserver of the Universe. Its Symbol is The Ear, or an arrow. Its power animal or Yoni is the Female Monkey – playfulness, lack of seriousness. Its Motivation is Artha – material wealth. in terms of Gunas, Shravana is primarily Rajasic: desirous and acting on the worldly plane.

The Nakshatras are the truly wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology that is such a sure declaration as to our emotional nature, our consciousness, our life scripts, our relationships and health astrology. See my Worldwide Astrology Readings which always include study of your Nakshatras:
www.starwheelastrology.com/buyanastrologyreadin
and also my superb worldwide Nakshatras course:
www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com

The Principal Stars: Altair. One of three stars known as Head of the Eagle, or the three footprints of Vishnu. The Sun moves through Shravana from around January 24 to around February 6 of every year.

Shravana Nakshatra Key Words: The Listener, learner, knowledge quest. Informed. Persevering and shrewd. Goal orientated, and this becomes dangerous if their goals are unwholesome. They need to tone down their ego and be careful to do the right things. Can fall prey to deception and bad advice. they often have organizational ability which can be used for good or alternatively for destructive or degenerative ends. Sravanas often carry a cunning but well-mannered, alert look. They are good communicators. Good in media. They do need to be careful of propagating falsehood.

Positively, Shravana Nakshatra are intellectual, wise, good teachers, counsellors, amicable but calculating. More negatively, they are gossips and restless. Typically, they have an historical approach, heritage, tradition, travel, pilgrimage

Shravanas typically suffer troubles and disappointment – trust issues, especially in first half of life. They are sensitive and easily hurt. Thye can have feelings of inferiority that can be overcome with age.

Its heavenly basis emanates for seeking, which results in the paths, through which there is connection of all things.

Shravana Nakshatra nature is to be fierce and severe in a balanced way.

The ideal best spiritual path of Shravana is the way of listening and the gaining of knowledge.  This knowledge should lead to meditation (not only to knowledge of trivial facts).  The disciple may eventually become a guru himself who passes on knowledge.  This, therefore, is a meditative constellation.  Listening to the guru leads to becoming one with him and to meditation. Each Nakshatra has a special power or Shakti, the power of Sravana allows for connection. Shravanas are often fond of travel and living in foreign lands.

If you would like to learn more about Shravana, and all the other 27 Nakshatras of the Vedic Lunar Zodiac, this is so worthwhile. It offers such understanding of people. it is the key to relationships astrology and health astrology and many other functions in birth chart analysis and prediction. Enrol on my Nakshatras Course and study each Nakshatra in depth in relation to your chart and mine, plus family members and others. Learn the powerful techniques of analysis using the Nakshatras.  I look forward to developing this more with you through one of my Worldwide Astrology readings, my Foundation Vedic Astrology Course or my Nakshatras Advanced Course. See the website addresses for these below.

If you would like a reading for yourself or family members covering your birth chart and this period ahead, please contact me on: /www.starwheelastrology.com/buyanastrologyreading.html
Or if you would like to enrol on one of my wonderful astrology courses, with their dedicated individual attention, please contact me on:
For Vedic Astrology:
www.mastervedicastrology.com
www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
For Western Astrology:
www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
And see details of my earthspirituality courses and novels on:
www.earthstarweb.com    www.inspirationalnovels.org     www.druidforestschool.com     www.rune-path.com
For Maggie’s healings see:   www.maggiepashley.com

And for our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with its linked airbnb, see:  www.foxfordairbnb.com
Blog: //blog.starwheelastrology.com/
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AND LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST: Please visit my shop for Astrology Readings, Astrology Courses, Astrology Mini-Readings, and much, much more:
https://shop.starwheelastrology.com/

I look forward to hearing from you
Michael

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Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra 21

Michael ConneelyUttara Ashadha Nakshatra 21 and Worldwide Nakshatra Course

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra is one of the wonderful 27 Nakshatras:
The Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology. Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra spans: 26°40′ Sagittarius to 10°00′ Capricorn (Dhanus to Makara),

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra is quite an uncompromising energy. It’s Ruler is The Sun – power, vitality, strength, leadership; its ruling deity are The Vishwadevas – The Universal Gods.
Uttara Ashadha’s symbol: Planks of a bed – not so good for marriage, not so comfortable, but a place to rest.
The Power animal/yoni: Mongoose – viciousness, speed.
Uttara Ashadha’s Motivation is Moksha – spiritual liberation. Its Caste is: Kshatriya, Warrior. Its nature is to be sharp and dreadful in an active way.
Translation: Mongoose means ‘unchallenged victory’. the latter invincible one.
Stars: The Four stars of Uttara Ashadha are in Sagittarius.

UTTARA ASHADHA Key Words:
Enduring, invincible, aggressive. can storm its way forward. Dogged persistence to succeed. Responsible. A challenger with a forceful path, who can have luck in the nick of time. Can be a lonely enduring path. Much more introspective than that the preceding Nakshatra, the showy Purva Ashadha. More warrior than Brahmin. They can get totally involved in their task. Can penetrate deeply into knowledge. They have innate leadership qualities and usually affluence. They are Law-abiding and religious, genial. patient, righteous and responsible. Methodical, sincere and calculating.

Note that 5° Capricorn is the exact debilitation degree for Jupiter, so the light of knowledge can be obscured as the individual becomes obsessed with paying karmic debts.

Jupiter rules the Sagittarius part of Uttara Ashadha, but Saturn rules the Capricorn part. Jupiter is about expansion, but Saturn is about contraction – and Jupiter is at his greatest debilitation in the Capricorn part of Uttara Ashadha. There is an energy in the Saturn part especially, of moderation and practicality, and there may be not too much hope, idealism or expansiveness. It is maybe a place for endurance and concrete action rather than words. Yet there can be misplaced idealism. Every error someone with emphasis in Uttar Ashadha makes is amplified due to the enormous capacity of this nakshatra to be of influence in the outside world. The emphasis here can be on concrete achievement. Nerves of steel. Exaggerated attention to worldliness or to power structures. Accumulation.

Basically, Uttara Ashadhas can have innate great integrity, and can be sincere, committed, ambitious. They fight for what they believe is right and practise what they preach. They often make advisors. Uttara Ashadhas have great stamina and constancy. If they are not fully engaged in a project, they can get apathetic.

They can be pioneering. They can be noted for a fresh start, honest, great insight, ambitious, but sometimes can fail to carry through

Uttara Ashada Nakshatra shows how actions are always victorious over ideas. Sagittarius preceding can be lazy, and idealistic about something that is not good.

The ruling deities of Uttara Ashadha are the universal gods that guarantee victory. It is where Sagittarius becomes Capricorn where hopes and inspirations become tangible realities.

Negativley, Uttarashadhas can be rigid, unbending, upholding. Can get self-centred and stubborn. Can have losses in early life, but more success as their life progresses.

N.B. Love Scripts of Uttara Ashadha:
This is the one of the 27 Lunar Signs or Nakshatras that has no natural mate, and thus is usually a very difficult life-script for marriage. Can have difficulties in marriage or sexual incompatibilities. The Uttara Ashadha symbol is the planks of a bed: an austere bed, not made for comfort. The hard bed reflects your austere attitude to relationships.

They like control so their partners can feel pushed out. Can go for material comfort and success, but not pleasure. They show stubborn, self-centred approach and can develop lack of interest in relationship.

Typically, Uttara Ashadhas can be composed and stoical. They tend to keep an emotional distance from others. They can have difficulty expressing warmth and love. Thay can have a difficult relationship with their father and this colours how they view love.

If Uttara Ashadhas are involved in something that bores or stresses them, they can become dull and lazy. There is a self-indulgent streak within them that defies your otherwise austere nature.

Uttara Ashadhas have complex Sexuality. The animal symbol of Uttara Ashadha is the mongoose. There is no female mongoose in the Nakshatra animal signs. For Uttara Ashadhas, therefore, there are no ideal partners. Often they have no instinctive understanding of your sexuality. To fulfil their spiritual path, they can have to learn to compro­mise on their sexuality.

Typically, to hide their lack of sexual confidence and low self-esteem, Uttara Ashadhas appear active and bold. If they fancy someone you make a play for them. You are fast workers and can get involved very quickly. But once they are involved, it can become very clear that they do not know what to do with their lovers. Not having an ideal mate in the Nakshatra system hinders Uttara Ashadha’s sexual knowledge. They can be passionate yet cold, self-indulgent yet ascetic. The right partner is one who accepts their intrinsic spiritu­ality and makes them comfortable with their sexuality.

Uttara Ashadhas hate secrecy or deception so you set high standards for their partners and if they fail, can be very aggressive and will not wait till they have rooted out their dishonesty. They need to avoid becoming suspicious for the sake of it. And as they are plain-speaking and direct, they may not understand harmless wiles and sexual play from others. it can be that they can’t be bothered and choose to lead the life of an ascetic. In a woman’s chart, this person may opt for a practical marriage or marriage for money.

find their partners are too ascetic, boring or not much fun, especially if planet occupies pada 2 of Uttar Ashadha.

Favorable: Uttara Ashadha earns a good living; believes in charitable giving; brave; does well in foreign countries; good conversationalist; enjoys music and dance; good organizational abilities; ambitious, motivated to accomplish things and develop their careers; likes old and mysterious things; could be skilled in astrology

Unfavorable: Uttara Ashadha cane be self-seeking, aggressive; worried; capable of hurt­ing others; makes up stories; deceptive in that they will either say what is not so, withhold information, or understate matters; don’t like to be told what to do; argumentative; too talkative; select mates who often are very different in personality and outlook

The symbol of Uttara Ashadha, a tooth, is a sharp thing and analogous to this Uttara Ashadha has a keen intel­lect, which enables him to see through the wrong ways of the ego.  The elephant is an animal with a great, posi­tive strengt­h.  A person in whose horo­scope Uttara Ashad­ha plays an impor­tant role is challenged to use that strength.

If you would like a reading for yourself or family members covering your birth chart and this period ahead, please contact me on: http://www.starwheelastrology.com/buyanastrologyreading.html
Or if you would like to enrol on one of my wonderful astrology courses, with their dedicated individual attention, please contact me on:
For Vedic Astrology:
www.mastervedicastrology.com
www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com
For Western Astrology:
www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
And see details of my earthspirituality courses and novels on:
www.earthstarweb.com    www.inspirationalnovels.org     www.druidforestschool.com     www.rune-path.com
For Maggie’s healings see:   www.maggiepashley.com

And for our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland with its linked airbnb, see:  www.foxfordairbnb.com
Blog: //blog.starwheelastrology.com/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/michaelconneely
AND LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST: Please visit my shop for Astrology Readings, Astrology Courses, Astrology Mini-Readings, and much, much more:
https://shop.starwheelastrology.com/

I look forward to hearing from you
Michael

Please see these other Posts for the other Nakshatras

Learn more about Ashwini Nakshatra #1
Learn more about Bharani Nakshatra #2
Learn more about Krittika Nakshatra #3
Learn more about Rohini Nakshatra #4
Learn more about Arda Nakshatra #6
Learn more about Pushyami Nakshatra #8
Learn more about Ashlesha Nakshatra #9
Learn more about Magha Nakshatra #10
Learn more about Purva Phalguni Nakshatra #11
Learn more about UttaraPhalguni Nakshatra #12
Learn more about Hasta Nakshatra #13
Learn more about Chitra Nakshatra #14
Learn more about Swati Nakshatra #15
Learn more about Vishakha Nakshatra #16
Learn more about Anuradha Nakshatra #17
Learn more about Jyestha Nakshatra #18
Learn more about Mula Nakshatra #19
Learn more about Purva Ashadha Nakshatra #20
Learn more about Shatabishak Nakshatra #24

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