Clearing birth scripts using astrology and meditation

Clearing birth scripts using astrology and meditation

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The western astrology birth chart is the map of the egoic personality and its unfoldment (the western chart uses the tropical zodiac based on the position of the Sun at the Vernal Equinox; in some senses the Sun in the birth chart depicts our egoic self).

The Vedic astrology birth chart is more the statement of the incarnational life purpose: the life scripts chosen by the soul for this incarnation, to enable us to do the work we need to do (because the Vedic chart is based on the sidereal zodiac, anchored to a ‘Fixed Star’ and thus to the ‘eternal’).

So in their two often quite different ways, the birth chart maps the ‘birthing energy’ that the incarnating soul experiences. And it also states the unfoldment patterns the soul will experience at fixed dates from the day of birth.

In western astrology, evolutionary astrology (which I teach in my course) maps the previous life residue using the Nodes of the Moon, and similarly you can apply these to karmic relationships, though I do feel the use of the tropical zodiac means the interpretation can be more at the level of ‘egoic manifestation’.

Vedic Astrology too uses the astrology of the Nodes of the Moon to understand incarnational life purpose, where use of the sidereal zodiac allows a very sure and clear declaration (though I feel you need to add in the message of the outer planets and Chiron to the Vedic Astrology declaration). Combining the two leads to a very powerful understanding. All my Readings combine western and Vedic Astrology (see my Readings website: And a principle in both my Vedic and my western astrology course is that cross-referencing to the other astrology is welcomed (see: and )

OK, with this sort of depth combined approach a very powerful and sophisticated statement can be built, though there is absolutely still the question of the level of consciousness the astrologer brings to his statement. If the astrologer is of less enlightened awareness, the declarations can be expressed in a glitzy popularist showmanship way, or a ‘Gypsie Rose Lee’ way, or a way that’s flaky or ungrounded, or in a way that depicts God in a dualistic light: separate from us, even potentially punishing, or in a very cultural way. For that reason I offer my readings and courses with contact to the option of self-realisation meditation, and work in combination (if you wish) with the worldwide meditations of an enlightened meditation teacher, Helen Hamilton (see where connection to our true self and the ability to perceive our life scripts and the workings of our mind is achieved via kundalini meditation and receiving shaktipat.

But the statement of our incarnational life purpose and our egoic scripts raises the question of whether the birthing energy will stay with us. In fact – and this is easy to say, but can be a life-time’s work to achieve: our ‘birthing energy’ can at least partly be healed and that is for example if we diligently do the right meditation ad cultivate the path to enlightened consciousness, we can transcend it.

The Vedic Astrology understanding is that some karmas which the chart states so well are ‘Fixed’ (drida) and other of our karmas can be transcended in this life time (they are ‘adrida’).

So how are we to achieve the transcendence of what can indeed be so usefully declared from our birth chart?

Well, one thing that can contribute to this is, for example: shaktipat: the ‘touch of a saint’, as some people call it. But of course this need not be a physical touch: physically or listening to meditation over the internet, we can receive shaktipat energy.

And then there’s good works (karma yoga) and spiritual knowledge (jnana yoga) and bhakti yoga (devotion). But, as regards Mantra I have gained so much from use of mantra in devotion to deities and in connection to the planets of Vedic Astrology. I have received vast blessings from Mantra, but I have come to the position that Mantra can only get one so far. Indeed, some people use Mantra in a prideful way or an over-literal way, that actually stops them opening to higher enlightenment. On this question of ‘Levels of Consciousness’, I do find the writing of David Hawkins a very clear guide. And the level of consciousness of any mental or emotional state or activity can be established by Kinesiology (muscle testing).

Indeed, I also I definitely do find that contemporary energy-healing modalities such as Body Code can release bodily held scripts, including inherited scripts. And Metamorphic Technique can open one to one’s contact to true self (see Maggie Pashley, my partner’s website:

And then there’s the question of when our karmas and scripts can be transcended? In the Vedic astrology framework, this is the traditional doctrine of Bandhattva: they can only be transcended when ‘God decides the time is right’, in ‘God’s own good time’: in other words when we have experienced enough of them to be open and ready to receive. Remember, some consequences of past actions or past/present states of consciousness, thought or emotion we just have to experience! But we are here not only to experience these energies but also to transcend them. I have found that again, predictive astrology combining western and Vedic astrology can offer such valuable predictive declaration and timing: it can offer such a useful road map, if it is offered to you within a framework of enlightened perception, that is. It can be so useful to have to possibilities and manifestations identified and described. That way we can work in a clearer way with the transformational process and it assists the raising of our level of conscious awareness.

So, in conclusion, I would say that any energy we picked up from pregnancy, birth or early childhood can be first transcended and then released completely, if we do the work.

For example, if we raise our consciousness as parents, for example by dhyana focus and by kundalini meditation, this gives our children a head start on their awakening. As a parent, as you release what you passed along to your child by this self-realisation meditation, then the child will also release it too. Even the neighbours feel the higher energy.

As we heal ourselves we heal others (in an existential sense because there are no others). This is especially quicker and easier with those we are in physical contact with often, such as close family, because they are very open to receive our energy (as evidenced by the fact they picked up the energy from you in the first place to be transcended).

Even if it is something the child cannot transcend, such as a physical disability or something she needs for her life purpose, then the child can still come to a 1000 calibration (in terms of David Hawkins calibration of consciousness) view on this and be completely at peace.

So, have a look at my worldwide distance-learning Vedic Astrology course website: where there is the opportunity to combine self-realisation and raising of consciousness using astrology as a gateway to enlightenment, and where you can if you wish optionally work in conjunction with the worldwide mediation program of Helen Hamilton shared by audio-visual link: , and also my similar western astrology website: , or contact me for one of my worldwide recorded distance astrology readings, which can include full reports and always have every opportunity afterwards for your questions/discussion.

My phone is: 07799296821, my email is:

Evolutionary Astrology and our incarnational life purpose

Evolutionary Astrology and our incarnational life purpose

Rahu, the North Node of the Moon

Rahu, the North Node of the Moon

Someone sent in this interesting question on the nature of Rahu: the North Node of the Moon, where the position of the Nodes of the Moon in the Vedic birth chart are used to state our incarnational life purpose this time:

Hi Michael. Rahu in Vedic astrology pulls us towards addictions, right? Schulmann talks of the evolution of the soul as the direction of the north node. These opinions are conflicting aren’t they?

My reply: The energy of Rahu indeed pulls us towards manifesting our specific incarnational life journey for this time, and in that sense Rahu offers us needed experiences and line of direction for our soul to progress.

But the energy of Rahu is compulsive and obsessional and often surrounded by ‘the smoke of delusion’, and not under the sort of rational consideration that we can usually more easily bring to a planet’s energy.

Indeed, negatively, Rahu brings us into dark associations. So part of our task is to bring purification to our Rahu obsessions: purification, so that we can realise our special spark, our special facet of the Divine Consciousness this time.

The process of bringing this purification is not to negate our specialness but to bring higher awareness to it. It is a case of opening to our True Self which exists eternally and is one with God.

This is why I have tried to bring to the Master Vedic Astrology Course the ‘self-realisation’ consciousness that we can reach through kundalini meditation: specifically linking with Helen Hamilton in, which parallels for example Steven Sadlier in and Adyashanti in

There is a Face Book group for people working with both Helen Hamilton’s meditation and with my Master Vedic Astrology Course, so I shall copy this conversation to that, thank you: I do hope this reply clarifies and helps and I am glad to discuss.

On the point about Martin Schulman, I do own all his books and have got a very great deal from his Evolutionary Astrology, and use them in both my western astrology course and my Vedic Astrology Course, but the issue is: he depicts the right interpretation, but he uses what is ultimately the wrong zodiac.

It is the sidereal zodiac that needs to be use to interpret our incarnational life purpose from the position of the nodes in the Moon in our chart, though it is very, very useful to also be aware of the tropical zodiac interpretation as used by Martin Schulman because this depicts our egoic reaction: because that is what the tropical zodiac is: egoic: based on the position of the Sun on the vernal equinox.

I do go in to more on this point in my courses:
My Vedic Astrology Course:
My western astrology course:

Revolution is heralded for Aries sun-signs

Revolution is heralded for Aries sun-signs

The Water Bearer

The Water Bearer

The Uranus South Node Conjunction becomes exact at the end of January 2015. It’s gathering around 13 deg Aries.

The Uranus – South Nodes Conjunction has been growing ever closer over recent months and it becomes exact at the end of January 2015.

Uranus is associated with revolution or sudden events, as well as forefront vision and needed great change.

The South Node of the Moon, known as Ketu in Vedic Astrology, is an energy of sharp and sudden disclosure and surprises. In Vedic Astrology, the nodes of the Moon are the indicators of our incarnational life purpose. Ketu, the South Node is where we got to in our last life; Rahu the North node is where we will obsessionally and compulsively impelled forwards to achieve our defined purpose in this life time.

So the energy of the Uranus- Ketu conjunction is often fated and major

In western astrology’s ‘Evolutionary Astrology’, the Nodes of the Moon are interpreted as a guide to our past lives and the direction of our present and future incarnations. They are also the guide to karmic or fated relationships.

In this post, Michael Conneely explains that he has suddenly had a number of people coming forward for readings and course enrolments, all of whom have the Uranus conjunction gathering on a major planet in their birth chart, and it is really important to have an idea of this major gathering energy. It has been growing quite violently over recent months, and is associated with some of the recent eclipses. Some of the people enrolling even have the present Uranus-Ketu conjunction square a Nodal Uranus-Ketu conjunction: for these, understanding of the meaning of the gathering energy is even more crucial.

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Or enrol on Michael Conneely’s learned and caring Vedic Astrology Courses at:

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Sade Sate: When Saturn transits over your natal Moon

Sade Sate: When Saturn transits over your natal Moon

Saturn - Shani

Saturn – Shani

Sade Sate: When Saturn transits over your natal Moon

 Michael Conneely, western and Vedic Astrologer, writes:‘If the Moon in your western astrology birth chart is between 24 deg Sagittarius and 24 deg Capricorn. You have just entered Sade Sate.’

Losses, big moves and fated changes: these are the typical experiences of Sade Sate. It is really important to know what Sade Sate can mean. What are the likely sorts of experiences? And, crucially importantly: what sort of consciousness do you need to bring to what will happen, if you are to reap the great benefits that often lie hidden in this experience?

Sade Sate is the seven-and-a-half year life-changing phenomenon in Vedic Astrology when Saturn transits over the Moon in your birth chart.’

In Vedic astrology it has been likened to descending onto a pit. There are three stages:

A. You start your descent from the day Saturn enters the Vedic sign before your birth Moon.
B. You ‘bottom out’ as Saturn actually transits over the point occupied by your birth Moon.
C. You then gradually rise up out of the pit until the date when Saturn finally leaves the Vedic sign after your birth Moon.

Do you want to get an Astrology  reading about Sade Sate?

It takes two and a half years for Saturn to transit through each of the three signs. So the experience lasts from seven and a quarter, to seven and a half years overall.

Sade Sate occurs once every 29yrs in your life.

And when you are in it, your really do need to know and understand what it means.

‘I have had a lot of requests for readings, as well as enrolments on my courses, all since Saturn entered the Vedic sign of Scorpio on November 3rd 2014. And what all these people have in common is that they all have their birth Moon in their natal chart in the Vedic Sign of Sagittarius. This means that Saturn is now transiting the Vedic sign before the sign occupied by their birth Moon. For these people ,Sade Sate has begun.’

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The sorts of typical experiences you will have to deal with during Sade Sate are: confusion, blocks and problems, separations and deaths; losses, changes and big moves Basically Sade Sate is a period the first half of which is like going down into a pit. As we go down, we are cut off from God’s grace, with the divine purpose that we have to stand in the light of our own merits.

It is so useful if you know when you are actually in the period called Sade Sate.

It is so helpful to know what sorts of things to expect in your life. And it is so useful to be aware of the over-riding truth that only a higher-consciousness way of understanding this phenomenon is capable of making your find the buried gold in all the disorientating confusion, upset and distress.


Here is a statement of the Vedic signs Saturn is now transiting through with an approx cross-reference to the western signs.

(N.B. Vedic Astrology uses the sidereal zodiac; western astrology uses the tropical zodiac. The two zodiacs are app 24 degrees apart).

A.   3.11.2014 Saturn enters Scorpio (Saturn enters the first degree of the  Vedic sign of Scorpio in the sidereal zodiac).
N.B. This is 24 degrees in the western sign of Scorpio (tropical zodiac).
This means the start of Sade Sate for those with their natal Moon in the next sign: the Vedic sign of Sagittarius

B. 26.10.2017 Saturn enters Sagittarius (Saturn enters the first degree of the Vedic sign of Sagittarius in the Sidereal Zodiac).
N.B. This is 24 degrees in the western sign of Sagittarius.
This means that Saturn will actually hit the degree occupied by your birth Moon one or three times between 26.10.2017 when Saturn enters Vedic Sagittarius and 24.1.20 when it leaves Vedic Sagittarius.
Where your Moon is in the sign, depends on how early or late between these two dates Saturn will exactly be on your natal Moon. The earlier on in the sign your Moon is, the earlier will be the turning point.
C.  26.1.2020 Saturn enters Capricorn: Saturn enters the first degree of the Vedic Sign of Capricorn.
N.B. This is 24 degrees in the western sign of Capricorn (tropical zodiac).
Sade Sate finally ends for those with a Vedic Sagittarius Moon.

By the way, it is most important to note that not all Sade Sate experiences are the same. There are technical assessment techniques for assessing what your exact Sade Sate experience will be.

Contact Michael Conneely for an expert and caring astrology reading combining western and Vedic astrology on:
Or enrol on Michael Conneely’s learned and caring Vedic Astrology Courses at:
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You can watch this excellent video created about Sade Sate:

Want to know more about your own SADE SATE state and the implications?

He has Venus in Taurus – is he a good bet?

He has Venus in Taurus – is he a good bet?

love astrology 13He has Venus in Taurus – is he a good bet?

The question is: he has Venus in Taurus in his Vedic birth chart. What do you make of that?!?

I’ve had a number of enquiries, one from the wife who herself has Venus in Vedic Pisces, so let’s take a ‘case example’, whilst of course keeping full confidentiality.

Well, this gives us the opportunity for a little exercise. We can learn how to evaluate the standing of a planet in the Vedic birth chart – an important skill!

There are eight questions below. But actually relax: evaluating this sort of thing just becomes second nature when you see a Vedic birth chart.

And, remember, the computer program works out such things as a planet’s exaltation and fall and standing in the chart for you.

But do note that with these tools of analysis, very sure evaluation of a planet’s standing in a birth chart is achieved in Vedic astrology.

You can enrol on my Master Vedic Astrology course, where you learn these powerful methods.
The course involves you working on two focus charts: yours and mine, and it’s from beginner to master level. Because we work with the charts of two flesh and blood people, this keeps the cause emotionally authentic and grounded.
And the course has the additional very special feature of how to develop enlightened awareness from the exceptionally sure declaration given by Vedic Astrology, and how to bring higher consciousness to that sure declaration.
See the website:

But let’s return to our marriage example. First of all, let’s start with, is a potted ‘one-size-fits-all meaning’ of Venus in Taurus. What are we to make of Venus in Taurus?

Venus in the Vedic sign Taurus is in its own sign (swakshetra). This position, if located on an angle, creates a Malavya Yoga, indicating the highest manifestation of Venus’s qualities. Keywords: Well-Developed Love and Prosperity.
Favourably, this is: Attractive, refined, good manners, educated, a pleasant person; drawn to a comfortable, elegant lifestyle with good food, cloth­ing, and home; artistic, pursues partnerships and lovemaking; kind, generous, lives around well-placed people and circumstances; honoured and respected; good finances.
Unfavourably: Seeks too much leisure, overindulges, lives off the graces of others, lethargic, partnership problems, expects partner to do all the work, throat problems, phlegm, thyroid, glandular imbalance, swellings.

So, on the face of it, therefore, this Venus in Vedic Taurus is ‘strong’. But, always remember: ‘strong’ can be ‘strong for ill’, as much as it can be ‘strong for good’.
On the face of it, therefore, one would tend to say that this placement of Venus is ‘good’ and ‘powerful’. This is because Venus is in its own sign. But of course, remember, a strong Venus could be indulgent and vulgar and sybaritic, and blindly and crassly materialistic.

The point is, you would need to ask further questions to really work out whether ‘Venus in Taurus’ was ‘favourable’ or ‘unfavourable’ in this specific husband’s Vedic birth chart.

The questions you would have to ask are such as:

Q1. What other planets are in Taurus? If malefic Ketu was there, for example, this would be a karmic bad script for love: melting down relationships because of a dysfunctional reaction in this life to rejections that occurred in a past life.

Q2. What planets are in the other sign that Venus rules, namely Libra? If malefic Ketu was there, for example, this would be a person who would melt down relationship in favour of driven questing me first Rahu in Aries.

Q3. Then you would have to check out what House Taurus is in the man’s chart. If it was the 10th House, an angular house, this would be strong for positive purposes, but if it was in the 8th House, this would give all sorts of shadows to resolve.

Q4. Remember, the sign that the planet Venus is actually exalted in, is Pisces, not Taurus. Here is a useful list of planets’ Mulatrikona, Exaltation and Fall which you can refer to, to work out a planet’s standing in the birth chart:
Sun                         Leo
Moon                     Taurus
Mercury                 Virgo
Venus                     Libra
Mars                       Aries
Jupiter                    Sagittarius
Saturn                    Aquarius
exaltation/fall applies to the whole sign, though the most intense degree is also shown)
Sun          exaltation 10º      Aries        fall 10º   Libra
Moon      exaltation 3º        Taurus     fall 3º     Scorpio
Mercury exaltation 15º       Virgo        fall 15º   Pisces
Venus     exaltation 27º       Pisces       fall 27º   Virgo
Mars       exaltation 28º      Capricorn fall 28º   Cancer
Jupiter   exaltation 5º        Cancer       fall 5º     Capricorn
Saturn    exaltation 20º      Libra         fall 20º   Aries
Rahu       exaltation in Taurus             fall in Scorpio
Ketu        exaltation in Scorpio            fall in Taurus

Q5. Friendship and the effect of Lagna Lord: You always need to take into account whether a planet is in friendship with the Lagna Lord, the ‘Lord of the Ascendant’ (or Ascendant Ruler). So you see from the following Friendship Table that if (to quote another example) the man’s ascendant is Leo, for example, well, Leo’s ruler, the Sun, does not get on well with Venus, because a strong Sun eclipses Venus. As an example, Sun conjunct Venus people tend to be so full of themselves they eclipse love.
Here is the Friendship Table:
Generally speaking, planets can be divided into two groups:
Group 1: Mercury, Venus and Saturn are friends, because they are rulers of the air and earth signs.
Group 2: The Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter are also mutual friends, because they are the rulers of water and fire signs. This is a rule of thumb.
There are also more detailed rules for friendships and animosities between the different planets, see below:
PLANET           FRIEND                  NEUTRAL              ENEMY
Sun                    Moon, Mars,           Mercury                  Venus, Saturn
Moon                Sun, Mercury          Mars, Jupiter,        None                                                                                                                           Venus, Saturn
Mars                  Sun, Moon,             Venus, Saturn       Mercury
Mercury            Sun, Venus              Mars, Jupiter        Moon                                                                                                                            Saturn
Jupiter              Sun, Moon,              Saturn                    Mercury, Venus
Venus                Mercury, Saturn     Mars, Jupiter        Sun, Moon
Saturn               Mercury, Venus      Jupiter                   Sun, Moon, Mars
Rahu/Ketu       Mercury, Venus      Jupiter                   Sun, Moon, Mars

N.B. According to most astrologers, the Nodes of the Moon: Rahu and Ketu have the same friendships as Saturn. However, not all astrologers give Rahu and Ketu friends and enemies because they are not real planets.

Q6. Aspects to the planet: You would also need to consider if the man’s Venus in Taurus received a benefic or malefic aspect from another planet in his chart. Here is a Table summarizing the Aspects rule:
VEDIC ASPECTS SUMMARY (Aspects from the planet to Houses)
All planets: conjunction and opposition (1 and 7)
Mars:           4 and 8
Jupiter:       5 and 9
Saturn:        3 and 10

Q7. Nakshatra Analysis: You definitely need to ask what Nakshatra or ‘Vedic Lunar Sign’ does Venus occupy in the man’s chart?
Vedic Astrology has a powerful and wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac: The Nakshatras.
The three Lunar Signs occupying the sign of Taurus are Krittika, Rohini and Mrigashira. Which one of these does the Man’s Venus occupy?

In more detail they are:
a. Krittika: 26.40′ Aries – 10° Taurus: Krittika is Sharp, penetrating, critical, ambitious, determined and focused; Aggressive and fiery. Ruled by the Sun (see above) its energy is Rakshasha (demon).
b. Rohini : Rohini is 10° – 23°20′ Vrishabha (Taurus). Rohini is sexually seductive, elegant, snobby and attractive and looks down on those whom they consider not up to their own standards. Ruler: Moon (Venus is not a friend of Moon, see above). Symbol: The Chariot and a Temple.
c. Mrigashira: 23.20′ Taurus – 6.40′ Gemini: Restless, nervous, searching, curious and communicative. The traveller or the investigator.

Q8. Nakshatra Navtara Sequence: The last thing that would become second nature to you as you work through my course is to ask yourself what is the position of the Nakshatra occupied by his Venus when you count from your own natal Moon (called your Janma Nakshatra)? This question points us to the ‘Navtara sequence’ and ‘special Nakshatras’ methods of working with Nakshatras.
Personally, I know I need to be careful of Rohinis because they are the 5th Nakshatra from my natal Moon in Pisces. The 5th Nakshatra from janma has the quality of ‘Pratyak’ giving incompatible qualities of struggle, challenge and revile.
But if, on the other hand, his Venus was 2nd Nakshatra from one’s Moon Nakshatra, then this would be good for one’s wealth, because the second Nakshatra is: Sampat = food, medicine, mother and wealth.

Note with regard to Navtara sequence of this actual example, that the wife’s Venus is in Nakshatra 26, and the man’s Venus is in Nakshatra 5, so his Venus is 7 Nakshatras from the wife which is ‘Vadha = Slayer, Vanquisher, Death’. So nothing remarkable there! I suppose some might say steamy!
Venus is square his nodal axis, which makes it fated in evolutionary astrology and no surprise, it’s his Atmakaraka (his soul indicator): love is an unfinished project from his previous life calling out to be perfected in this one.
In this test example, the man’s Venus is rashi sandhi (at the edge of its sign:Taurus) which may mean he’d have to make a special effort to display love.
And his Venus receives a wide square axis from Ketu in 4th House Aquarius, so scripts of rejection may mold expression of love this time.

So this example exercise gives you a very  small example of the sophistication of Vedic astrology’s methods of evaluating how a planet will manifest in your life.
Each planet accurately states a portion of our karma that we incarnated to work at in this life.
The whole Vedic birth chart is geared to a statement of incarnational life purpose.

But of course the level of consciousness of the astrologer is always crucial in properly wielding the vastly sure and sophisticated tool that is Vedic astrology.

Of course, it is important to note that in the actual full ‘Vedic Astrology of Love’, called the ‘Ashta Kutas’ system, all but one factor actually compares the Moons of the couple (not Venus); with the final measurement being comparison of the two Mars.

So, have a look at my exceptionally supportive and caring worldwide distance-learning Vedic astrology course website, and do get in touch with me:
The Level 2 course website is:
The Level 3 website is:    
My equivalent Western Astrology Course website is:
nd my Western-Vedic ‘astrology of relationships’ website course is:

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