The Sun – Neptune – North Node Yod: Contacting the Sacred Earth

The Sun – Neptune – North Node Yod: Contacting the Sacred Earth

Chart Shape Yod 3In the Heavens now is a Yod.

A Yod chart aspect shape is a ‘Finger of God’.

It is when two planets are sextile each other (at 60 degrees) and each of them is in a quincunx angle (150 degrees) to the third planet at the apex of the Yod triangle. You can see this Yod embodied in the chart for today, below. And to the left is a diagram of the Yod chart aspect shape.

The energy created by a Yod is to give great importance to the apex planet – but it does create a situation where the person finds it quite difficult to actually apprehend the energy and meaning of the apex planet directly.

As with any Yod, what the person has to do is work in a visionary way or in a symbolic way at the energy of the planets in sextile that form the base of the Yod triangle. They have to do this in order to more fully understand the meaning of the apex planet.

So here we have in this energy in the heavens now as an opportunity for sensitivity and for vision. An opportunity to be developed through understanding the energy of Sun at 9 degrees Taurus sextile Neptune at 9 degrees Pisces. And that understanding can lead us to understanding the meaning of the North Node of the Moon which is currently at 8 degrees Libra.

So what does the energy of this Yod in the heavens at this time mean?

Well, I believe we are called to find and develop our own sensitivity to Sacred Earth.

Cathedral caveI have just spent this time exploring a deep cave in the Lake District (called Cathedral Cave: see photo opposite) and walking through the weird weather to feel the beauty of Elterwater: the lake in the English Lake District whose name means ‘Swan Lake’ in Old Norse, the language of the land’s earlier inhabitants.

Cover Sacred Earth 2Indeed some time ago I wrote a visionary novel called Sacred Earth (available on Amazon).

So, what is the meaning of the Sun – Neptune combination?

Well, Reinhold Ebertin in his wonderful study: ‘Combination of Stella Influences’ includes, the following manifestations when experienced with positive consciousness:

Sensitiveness. Vision. Compassion. Receptiveness. Active imagination, enthusiasm. Mysticism, soul life, inner life-experience. Great subtlety. He says these are Visionaries, mediums, sensitives. He writes that the aspect can offer     abundant experience in psychic or spiritual realms. Mystical experiences, journeys to far-distant places. Success through sympathetic understanding of others.

And what is the energy of the North Node of the Moon in this Yod. Well, I was very interested to find that this degree in Vedic Astrology (14 deg Vedic Virgo) has the following Sidereal symbol based on ancient Vedic Star Lore:

SYMBOL :   A radiant rainbow in the centre of which is the Sun in its brightness – Denotes a lover of nature in her grandeur, one of artistic, mystic and philosophic mind, who will move about a great deal and travel to various places. He is capable of spreading the light of truth and of helping many to see and appreciate its marvels. This degree is a fortunate one and promises much.

Through contacting the beauty of Mother Earth, our planet, we are brought to appreciation of the sacred which lies immanent within all landscape.

We create a collective energy field that honours the earth and the Sacred. In writing this I am contributing to that.

Have a look at my readings and courses which can be in either western astrology or Vedic astrology and can combine the rich offering of both of these:
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Geminis in Western Astrology: Handle your aggressive energies carefully from now until 16th June

Geminis in Western Astrology: Handle your aggressive energies carefully from now until 16th June

Mars 4Mars, Sun and Mercury are all in Gemini in the weeks ahead!

In Vedic Astrology this energy develops in the Vedic sign of Taurus:
Mars is transiting through the Vedic sign of Taurus from 4th May to 16th June, 2015.
Sun is in Vedic Taurus from 15th May to 16th June.
Mercury is in Vedic Taurus from 27th April to 17th June.

Saturn opposition: And note that all three of them are opposition Saturn which is transiting through western Sagittarius or Vedic Scorpio. What will this mean?

Obviously those with planets in the western astrology sign of Gemini, which is broadly the Vedic sign of Taurus, will really feel this energy the most. But all of us will feel it and we will all have to deal with it to varying degrees.

N.B. The Vedic sign of Taurus is at the end of the western astrology sign of Taurus and it actually mostly covers all of the first 24 degrees of western Gemini.
And the Vedic Nakshatras (or Lunar Signs) which are most involved in this gathering energy aggressive are: No. 3 Krittika, No. 4 Rohini and No 5 Mrigashira

Warning: This means that Mercury, Mars and the Sun are all transiting in the Vedic sign of Taurus – and all of them opposition Saturn in Vedic Scorpio: So, what effect will this energy have in our lives and consciousness, relationships and behaviour? How will this energy affect you???

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Here’s how the energy of Mars, Sun and Mercury in Vedic Taurus all opposition Saturn now develops:

Please Note: I am presenting this study mostly in Vedic Astrology because this charts the energy in the richest way, but it is easy to cross-over from this description into western astrology.

Sun conjunct Mars
Mars is at 27 Vedic Aries today (30th April), so Mars is just about to become ‘rashi sandhi’ or edge of sign at the end of Vedic Aries and then actually enter Taurus on 4th May. In fact Sun has been conjunct Mars in Vedic Aries since 14th April when the Sun entered Vedic Aries. And note that whenever Mars is within 8 deg 30 of the Sun he is Combust, and this energy underlies riots in USA and Earthquake in Nepal.

However, the Sun has been chasing hard behind Mars all this time, and Sun actually enters Taurus on 15th May (by which time Mars has reached 8 degrees Taurus, so from 15th May, we experience the aggressive energy of ‘Sun conjunct Mars’. It’s from 15th May until 16th June. And note that whenever Mars is within 8 deg 30 of the sun he is Combust!

And note that the Sun actually catches Mars up exactly on 13th June at 28 degrees Taurus (when Mars is Combust with the Sun therefore of course, with the special behavioural and spiritual implications that Combustion offers us, often in a very challenging way).

‘Sun conjunct Mars’ is an energy of initiative and competition, the self-improvement fanatic: but for many people this becomes impatience, arguing and fighting.

Sun and Mars form an opposition to Saturn in the Heavens:

But in fact a third planet is brought in to the mix. When he enters Vedic Taurus on 4th May, Mars will actually be transiting in opposition to Saturn. Saturn has been transiting in Vedic Scorpio since 3rd November 2014. (Vedic Scorpio is ruled by Mars, incidentally). And Saturn is now transiting retrograde at 9 deg Vedic Scorpio, in Anuradha Nakshatra (or ‘Lunar Sign’).

So from 4th May 2015 when Mars enters Vedic Taurus, to 16th June when Mars leaves Vedic Taurus to enter Vedic Gemini, we will all be experiencing he energy of ‘Mars opposition Saturn’ which is pretty implacable.

A Mars/Saturn conjunction results in such positives as orientation, direction and stamina, but of course for many this energy becomes ‘rev/zonk’ type behaviour patterns, where the person is unlikely to want to listen to calm advice or friendliness. And for many, of course, this energy develops in fact into raging, into agitation or even into ‘concentration camp’. In fact note that this energy will often be experienced from another person with the aspect being an opposition (&/or it will be projected onto another person).

And, note that as it develops, this Mars-Saturn energy can turn into anger and violence, especially as Mars’ moves into growing Combustion with the Sun: growing every day after Mars reaches 8 degrees 30 minutes away from the Sun, growing stronger as mars moves closer into developing exact conjunction with the Sun which reaches its peak by June 13th, occurring at the end of the Vedic sign of Taurus.

Mercury is in the planetary Cauldron:

But meanwhile there’s another ingredient: a fourth planet has entered the cauldron. Mercury entered Vedic Taurus on 27th April, so when Mars enters Vedic Taurus on 4th May and Sun enters Vedic Taurus on 15th May, we have a Mercury – Mars – Sun conjunction and are all set for forceful if not aggressive communication; dispute if not violence!
THE QUESTION: So: how will you personally handle this four-planet energy that is developing???
What Consciousness will you bring to handling this energy???

The Nakshatras:
To close the study, it is also a good idea to notice how Mars is transiting through the Nakshatras, the Vedic Lunar Signs:

Let’s look at Mars’ passage through the Vedic Lunar Signs, the Nakshatras:
Bharani: Mars enters the second Nakshatra: Bharani lunar sign on 11th April, whose power animal is the Bull Elephant, and is ruled by Yama the God of Death.
Krittika: Mars enters the third Nakshatra: Krittika lunar sign on 29th April, whose energy is sharp; its symbol is a knife.
Rohini: Mars enters the 4th Nakshatra: Rohini lunar sign (the Pleiades) on 18th May whose energy is normally fairly stuck and materialistic, but who can most certainly turn to aggressiveness and even war (especially when Saturn transits Rohini).
Mrigashira: Mars enters the 5th Nakshatra, Mrigashira, on 6th June.
Ardra: Mars enters the 6th Nakshatra: Ardra on 26th June.

Here is the Vedic Astrology chart for today: 30th April 2015: You can see Mars just about to enter the Vedic sign of Taurus:

Now 30.4.15








and here is the western astrology chart for a month onward into the development of the three-planet stellium of Mars, Sun and Mercury in the western astrology sign of Gemini on 1st June 2015:
Chart Now 1.6.15

Rune Magic – a novel by Michael Conneely

Rune Magic – a novel by Michael Conneely

Cover Rune MagicRune Magic by Michael James Conneely:

The Seeress prophesied at the beginning of time that the Gods of Asgard will not survive the final battle; the Nine Worlds are heading to destruction; beauty and order will fail. As the forces of chaos and darkness gather, Declan and Magda, two young people who have never even seen each other before, suddenly find themselves seized by Odin. He takes them from their own world to work together to save the magic of the Runes and create a new future for the gods. Caught up in the end of the worlds, they choose love, courage and even cunning, and they themselves undergo the awesome magic tests where Odin first won his great powers. But can the prophecy of the Seeress be averted? Can a new world be created? And what will be their place in it? ‘Heimdall has sounded the Gjallarhorn. The forces of chaos are invading Asgard,’ Magda said urgently.
Read my wonderful novel: Rune Magic, available from Amazon as paperback or kindle:

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All my Visionary Earth Spirituality Novels are available from Amazon as paperback or kindle: DruidSacred EarthRune MagicThe Backpackers Guide to the New Spirituality 2014Vision Holder Munay Ki and Munay Ki Protection.

Learn the meaning of the Runes: worldwide distance learning course

Learn the meaning of the Runes: worldwide distance learning course

rune dragonSome people ask me what would be the ideal rate to learn the meaning of the Runes when they are following my Rune Path worldwide distance learning course:

Basically students are sent two sound files for each Rune they study: the first sound file describes how the Rune has been understood historically; the second is a journey to trance drumming where you learn what the rune means in a deep sense for you personally. You also do Rune Stance and Galdr (chanting the rune’s name).

So the first Rune, Fehu, causes you to look within your self and your life and discover how issues of value are running in your life and destiny. The second Rune, Uruz causes you to examine how the issue of strength runs in the different parts of your life, and so on.

I do think that working with each rune one after the other at a fast pace would be a very bad idea and damaging for you.

The reason I say this, is that each rune is a key to deep self-awareness. And the awareness gained from any one journey needs to be deepened.

And we need to develop a sense of the level of enlightenment we are bringing as we delve deeper into the rune’s mysteries.

Although we do have breakthrough realisations and intuitions, authentic truth takes time to be unearthed. Our wounding and our hurt and our assumptions, our limits of awareness – all these need time to become apparent.

Also the runes are a facet of The Sacred and must be treated with reverence.

My Runes distance learning course give you every opportunity to develop your sensitivity and powers of visualisation. You develop your potential as a visionary worker with the runes.

But you must not rush this, or you will be superficial or driven, and this will not honour the immense value of the spiritual weapon you have picked up and are wielding.

For example, when you are working with the first rune, Fehu, if you discovered you find wealth a challenge, and if you realised you wanted to change your relationship with it, it would help you if you felt willing to define in an email back to me what the nature of the challenge is, what vision you have of how you would relate to it after this work, what clearing and what shift occurred during the rune journey, during the rune stance and Galdr. This experience is exceptional and wonderful.

But we must not rush this sacred task. You will do very well at it if you give each rune the dignity it demands. And then you will genuinely be placed to help and heal others as well.

I feel fortunate to be working with my Rune Path students, and I do look forward to hearing how each got on with their Rune Journeys. I will sense the right pace to move from rune to rune. And there are also exercises in between some like for example, visionary contact with a God like Odin.

I hope to hear from you. Have a look at my website:

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Your Soul Indicator in your Astrology birth chart: Your Atmakaraka

Your Soul Indicator in your Astrology birth chart: Your Atmakaraka

Your Atmakaraka is the planet with the highest degree in any sign in your Vedic Astrology birth chart. It is the significator of your soul.
The Atmakaraka works for you in this life time to fulfill the mission of your ‘incarnational life purpose’ which is mainly described by the position of the Nodes of the Moon in your Vedic birth chart, though obviously the whole chart is a statement of your destiny.
The Atmakaraka is a special planet, the most important planet in your birth chart – Your Atmakaraka’s purpose is to help you to learn about your life meaning and grow spiritually in this life. 
Therefore your Atmakaraka represents not only the positive gifts and the blessing you bring into this life. 
The Atmakaraka can also work in a way that seems to obstruct your life-path – but his obstructions are always full of real opportunities for divine learning and enlightenment.

Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

The Atmakaraka may be a strong planet in your Vedic birth chart, or it may be a weak planet. Obviously your life has an easier flow if your Atmakaraka planet is strong in your chart. But even if your Atmakaraka planet is weak, it feels so good if you listen to the teaching of the events it creates in your life, and if you alter your way of life that accords more with your spiritual essence, more with your incarnational life purpose for this life-time.
I am in my Atmakaraka predictive period (Dasa) now, and the changes in my life as the Atmakaraka manifests and as he does his job are vast. But as they take root, it feels so good. It feels so right.
You can contact me for one of my wonderful recorded astrology readings, that are always recorded for your benefit and can also include full reports if you wish. This will include a detailed analysis of your Atmakaraka of Soul purpose, and a sharing of how it is trying to unfold in your life. Always my readings combine expert Vedic and Western astrology. Always my readings are very caring, with every opportunity afterwards for any follow-up emailed discussion/questions you may wish for. 

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