Welcome to the April 2018 fourth Edition of Maggie and Michael’s Astrology and Healing Magazine, brought to you from their Healing Centre on the
wild Atlantic way coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland.
This month I’m going to talk about how Emotional Freedom Techniques can help you improve your life. I first came across the idea of tapping on meridian energy points way back in 2001 and as a trained shiatsu practitioner, I was both intrigued and also pretty cynical as to how this simpler approach would work. I initially dismissed it as another fad which would at best yield only temporary or superficial results.
Yet EFT kept grabbing my attention and within the year I had trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques and was surprisingly impressed by the responses I was getting with clients. So impressed in fact, that I became and EFT Trainer and helped others get those wonderful and, often surprising, releases from all sorts of conditions, even difficult long-standing ones. Sure it does look a bit weird, or did so at the time when it was less well-known, but when something works, where nothing else has so far, it certainly grabs your attention. I was happy to update my opinion of this new way of working if it could help people feel better.
Some of my early successes were helping a client improve his walking and be able to play with his child again, have a long-standing back pain disappear, resolve trauma and phobias, help prepare a client for IVF, dissolve interview nerves and increase confidence, overcome fear of flying and on and on. The best thing about it too is it gave my clients a way of continuing to manage the on-going stress situations which occur in daily modern life. It is something that can be done face to face or over the internet or phone.
First of all you are invited to bring into awareness the issue or problem you wish to overcome – calling a spade a spade, rather than trying to rationalise it or cut off from it. We give the intensity of how that issue is affecting us a number on a scale of 0-10. The second part is tapping on a series of points on the face and head and sometimes on the hands while we say words which sum up the issue. The words are simply there to hold the focus on whatever it is we wish to address, it is the tapping on the meridian points that does the balancing of our energy. We then compare how you feel now. Has that initial number changed? Do we tap again in a similar way or has the focus changed. Often tapping can help you be aware of what is really going on and help clarify actions to take. It can release the charge of an old traumatic incident so it simply becomes a memory, rather than something that haunts you.
And having released the stuff holding you back it can also be used to help adopt new responses more easily, build confidence and facilitate learning. It can be used to help children with the various emotional challenges encountered during their growing years. In that way it can be a great way for parents to support their children and to also help them cope better with the pressures of a busy family life.
Research has been done over the years which show that tapping helps reduce the stress response. It has increasingly being taken up by therapists, educators, some doctors and even the health service.
The Astrology of April 2018, from Michael Conneely:
The energies of the planets are presented in both the Sidereal Zodiac of Vedic Astrology (which has a destiny unfoldment focus) and also using the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology, which is focussed on our psychological unfoldment. You can see the charts for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, by going to Michael’s Starwheel Astrology website: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology.html and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets.html
What are the top news items for you to be aware of and deal with?
Here is the powerful ‘Top Twelve’ summary, and it’s followed by a very useful Table of the planets’ positions in both Vedic and Western Astrology below that:
1. The Saturn Mars Conjunction Saturn and Mars start April in exact conjunction at 14 Vedic Sagittarius (PurvAshada Nakshatra), this is 8 Western Capricorn. And the two planets stay in conjunction all month. This is good for technical work and DIY but it’s tough when Mars pitts himself against Saturn’s structures, patience and blocks, or when Saturn puts the lid on Mars leading to disastrous explosions of swearing impatience!
The energy of Mars-Saturn conjunction is bumpy and antagonistic. Positively, you might break out of the concrete prison you erected for you life, and free up your force of expression. Hopefully knowing this astrology will allow you to see the danger signs, and plan to manage your energy level.
You could enter April with big ideas, but be prepared to modify them, integrate them with other things in your life, and ‘go with the flow’. Channel your Mars power carefully and direct it with good ethical conscious awareness.
Mars is exalted in Vedic Capricorn from May to November! Cultivate courage.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed, let things balance out. Prioritise. Be guided by your intuition and inspiration. And as a very special issue to watch: Mars and Ketu are both in Capricorn from May 2nd to November 5th. See next month’s magazine on what this means and how to handle it.
It’s brought to you on the first weekend of every month, from their Healing Centre on the beautiful Atlantic Coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland.
As always, there’s a presentation from Maggie’s vast range of Healing Techniques offered both in our Centre and also Worldwide. And Michael offers a helpful description of the astrology of each month in both Western and Vedic Astrology, and how to handle these energies.
First of all, Maggie talks about helping people become pain-free with OldPain2Go®.
This month I’d like to introduce a new technique that I’ve recently learned and have been getting some amazing results with clients using it. It is called OldPain2Go® and in a session I help people dialogue with their unconscious (actually much easier than you think!) to release long-standing pain.
OldPain2Go is the brainchild of Steven Blake who developed it over a period of seven years and still continues to refine it. I was fortunate to train with Steven himself and experience first hand how effective and versatile this approach is and benefit from Steven’s insights and years of experience.
Pain has a purpose of course. It grabs our attention and tells us something isn’t right and we may need to take some action. For example, you might have a fall, have a momentary feeling of pain or discomfort and be able to carry on or it may be a much higher intensity of pain and you may need to rest, see a doctor or even go to hospital. However, once we have taken the required action the body can generally heal itself.
It is when pain lingers on and in a way serves no purpose – we already know we have vulnerability in an area, or arthritis or an old injury – that it becomes a problem. The pain can often wreak havoc with our life, restricting our activities, affecting our mood, and generally our ability to enjoy life. It can also affect our friends and family as they watch us coping with pain. And of course it is not easy to run around and play with our children when we are in agony.
Those pain messages are like old answerphone messages telling us we have a back problem over and over again and we already know that. Those old pain messages can also be so loud that they make it harder for us to be alerted to any new pain messages that we need to pay attention to. What if we could delete those pain messages like old answerphone messages? That is what we aim to do with OldPain2Go® and many people can testify to its effectiveness. Watch the wide range of testimonials on Steven’s site.
So what happens to the underlying condition. Well we aren’t dealing with that we are dealing with the old pain messages but as we release that old pain and along with it tension and inflammation, blood circulation improves and the release of tension can allow our body much greater freedom to re-balance. If you are having medical treatment, of course, you need to continue to work with your doctor or specialist. You may need to pay attention to your body’s signals asking you to slow down, or stretch or move in a particular way. You can generally feel more active and able to enjoy being out of pain.
With the people I have worked with all of them except one had their pain go down to zero and the remaining one had a significant reduction in pain levels. It is certainly better than taking pain-killers which often aren’t completely effective and come with side-effects.
So you might ask: if I don’t have the pain won’t I be at risk of forgetting I have ……(fill in the blank for whatever condition applies). Well no, either than condition may improve along with removing the pain and indeed it often does, or your body will alert you with new pain if there is something you need to be aware of. More importantly, you’ll hear the new pain messages better as they won’t be drowned out by the old messages.
So if you have chronic pain which affects the quality of your life, or if you know somebody who has and is open to a new approach, check out the videos below – my website or Steven Blake’s website and get in touch. I offer face to face sessions in Co Sligo and on-line sessions via zoom or skype worldwide?
In the video below you can watch me talk about OldPain2Go® and the video below that is a video of a client’s reaction to a having a session dealing with an old standing back pain issue
An added bonus to OldPain2Go® is it helps you dialogue with your own unconscious which can be useful for all sorts of things relating to your body.
Read More About my healing method here: maggiepashley.com/pain-free
Michael Conneely with The Astrology of March 2018:
I have enjoyed writing this newsletter about the fascinating and powerful, creative and inspired and sometimes fraught astrology of March 2018.
I think there’s a lot of insight and good guidance here, and I’d be most happy if you wanted to take it further by having an astrology reading with me, or by enrolling on one of my many very informative and invaluable astrology courses.
I also offer many other healings and courses, and I would say that my astrology readings and courses benefit from cross-referencing to these as well. I hope to hear from you.
For your background info, please see my two helpful website pages: ‘charts for 2018’ and ‘Planets Info 2018’. www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets
Please note that what you can see in these web pages is the position of each planet, at the start and end of the month, eclipses, lunations, and so much more, with all charts shown in both western and Vedic Astrology.
Remember, Western astrology uses the Tropical Zodiac and is a psychological depiction, whereas Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac and is an Incarnational Life Purpose and Destiny depiction. The difference between the two zodiacs is currently 24 degrees. (more…)
This is Pt. 3 of my Introduction video/blog to my Lords of Karma series where we hear about the astrology techniques used in western and Vedic Astrology, to understand your planets as Lords of Karma. Please read LOK Introduction Part One Here This is the cornerstone to the Lords of Karma Series and we would be graetful if you would share it with your friends. Please read LOK Introduction Part Two Here Healing Approaches
In this Video/Blog series starting December 2017, we meet and seek to heal each of the 13 planets of western and Vedic Astrology, as Lords of Karma (LOK)
Now, in this 3rd and final part of the Intro to the Lords of Karma series, we look at some of the astrology techniques: What we have heard so far, is that each planet in your birth chart is actually a clear precise and detailed statement of your Karma, of your particular destiny, and of your individual incarnational life purpose. When understood as Lords of Karma, the insight you get from your natal planets is powerful, eye-opening and deep: it’s your opportunity to heal, grow and become more whole.
Your Predictive Planets as Lords of Karma:
And the fact is, also, that each planet acting on your life predictively, in addition acts as a Lord of Karma. Each planet in your predictive astrology, is actually sending a new energy into your life that can be harmonious and supportive, or else really challenging to understand, really hard to cope with and confusingly handle to handle for the best!
Key Questions on Meeting your planets as the Lords of your Karma:
And so, as we examine in my Astrology Readings or we study in one of my Astrology Courses, the karmic impact of each planet in your life, and in your predictive unfolding.
Each deals with the key questions. These are for example:
Am I being passive?
Am I being open to healing?
Am I ready to burn my negative karmas?
Am I ready to end the recurring chain of difficult suffering challenging scripts, that my soul chose to be dealt with for this lifetime?
Am I ready and willing to become that very special spark that I incarnated to become this time?
Can I contact my daemon: my indwelling genius, my own very special spark of individuality?
The whole concept of identifying the manifestation of the Lords of Karma in your life, is woven into the Astrology Readings or the Astrology Courses I offer. And the whole package, including the add on healing modules I have detailed, and also Maggie’s worldwide distance healings, all inform you as to the nature of your karmas and how to understand and heal them.
How do we Assess each of your Planets as Lords of Karma?
Through study of the karmic nature of your planets, we build up a map of the unfoldment of your past lives, this life and your future lives. We do this in the following ways:
Your Birth Chart as a map of your destiny, your karmas and your psychology. We can use psychosynthesis and both psychological and soul predictive unfoldment.
Your Planets: We learn the nature of each Planet: we learn the divine nature of each planet, its archetypal nature. And then we experience each planet through the filters of Sign, House and Aspect in our individual chart. This can be very different from the Divine Nature of that planet.
Signs: Next, we assess the way in which the sign the planet occupies, alters the experience we will have of that planet in our individual life. We use the Sidereal Zodiac to understand the Vedic Astrology manifestation of each planet. Vedic Astrology is geared to accurate declaration of destiny and life purpose. And we use the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology to understand how that planet defines our psychological self, our egoic self, and our sub-personalities.
Houses: Next, we understand the way in which the House a planet occupies, alters how we will individually experience it. Each planet, sign and House is an expression of the detail of our Karma, but the 8th House in our Vedic Birth Chart is a very special expression of our fixed and unfixed karmas. It’s the repository of all things unknow and hidden, deeds that need rectification, inheritance and sudden losses. It’s the potential for us to develop intuitively.
Aspects: we next study how aspects between the planets modify the karmic impact of a planet in our life. Within Vedic Astrology we include different Avasthas systems which show the standing of each planet in our chart, and how the planets treat each other.
We take a very especial note of the karmic effects of aspects to Rahu and Ketu, the all-important North Node and South Node of the Moon.
Retrograde planets: We study the very important karmic effects of Retrograde Planets in your Birth Chart. If you have a planet retrograde in your birth chart this has huge karmic effect. You will have difficulties with all the life-principles that your retrograde planet represents and indicates. You will have to take extra car with the principles represented by that planet. You will have to do hard karmic work to get right the nature and function of that planet. You will have got it wrong in past life. Or you will realise in your between-life taking stock that you ar ready to learn more about the life-functions of that planet. And so will have to work extra hard to grow your handling of that planet in this life. Astrological perception around the nature of your manifestation of a retrograde planet in your life is crucial.
The Nodal Axis: The Nodes of the Moon are the chief guide to our main or principal incarnational life purpose, but for this the sidereal zodiac of Vedic astrology should be used. The Tropical zodiac of western astrology depicts the psychological implications of past lives expressed by the position of the nodes, not the full destiny implications, of which your egoic psychology is just a part.
Ketu: In Vedic Astrology, the position of Ketu South Node depicts Past Life that we came from. In Vedic Astrology it is called the ‘camp of the occupying army’.
Rahu: The position of Rahu the North Node in your Vedic Birth Chart (always opposite the South Node) depicts the destination you are thrown towards this life: your destined life path.
The Nodes of the Moon: However the Nodes in their nature are demons. And the North Node is always surrounded by driven obsession, the smoke of illusion and risks of ‘dark’ connections. So you have to purify your North Node if you are ever to arrive at your destination in this life time. The Nodes in the Vedic Chart are analysed by the House and Sign they occupy, and the planets that aspect them.
Planets square the nodal axis are of particular importance in that the depict ‘missed steps’: areas of life we didn’t get right last time and so have to make special efforts to understand and get right this time.
Atmakaraka: Vedic Astrology has a wonderful system of CharaKarakas, where planet become indicators of special area of our life. And the planet of greatest longitude is called our atmakaraka. In some ways our most important planet, because that planet takes on such special importance for us to get right this time, because we didn’t manage to get it right last time.
Predictive Astrology: We learn about the unfoldment of your Karma through Progressions and Transits, and also through the wonderful ‘predictive periods’ of Vedic Astrology.
Some people love to study the detail of the system though one of my astrology courses. Others prefer to hear the details of their chart expressed in one of my astrology readings. Still others wish for a distance healing.
FOOTNOTE: What are the ‘Laws of Karma’?
It is of interest to note the five Laws of Karma that are often said to be powerfully at work in our life. You don’t have to believe in reincarnation to have an Astrology Reading of study and Astrology Course, of course:
A. The Law of Correspondences: this states how our birth chart is a map of the heavens which accurately depicts a statement of our individual destiny within the great unfoldment, and which is, indeed, also part of God’s great unfoldment. As above, so below.
B. The Law of Reincarnation: this states how we reincarnate many times to learn our chosen lessons, to burn our negative karmas, to experience, deal with and transform the consequences, and to manifest our own very special sparks of achievement/identity. This law states how from birth to death we take on a coat of flesh which enables us to make our wondrous growth, and how after this life, we return to inner planes to connect with Love, to review, refresh, take stock, correct, prepare for and choose our next life time.
C. The Law of Karma: This is the Law of Cause and Effect. We have to deal with the consequences of our actions. We have to face things. We have to heal. Forgive. Grow. And – always it must be based in LOVE.
And it’s got to be genuine and authentic.
D. The Law of Opportunity: this law states how we need to see the opportunity of our planets and the events and relationships in our life.
E. The Law of Balance: this law states how we need to experience and understand the Divine nature of polarities and apparent opposites, in order to grow in perception and our ability to co-create and help and heal others as well as ourselves.
Go Further, Now: You can Enrol for one of my Astrology Readings, Astrology Courses and Maggie’s Distance Healings:
Through the astrology readings and courses, you can go further and deeper into your understanding the particular role of the thirteen planets of your astrology chart, acting as Lords of Karma in your life.
Astrology Reading: Have an astrology Reading. These are available worldwide. They are recorded. You get full charts and can order reports as well. They combine the best in Western psychodynamic and Evolutionary Astrology, as well as the powerful accurate declaration of Vedic Astrology. When contacting me after you have enrolled, email me your natal data: place, date and time of birth and specify that it is a Reading emphasising study of your Karma that you want. See: https://www.starwheelastrology.com/buyanastrologyreading.html
My Vedic Astrology Course: you can enroll on my Foundation Level Vedic Astrology Course: Master Vedic Astrology. My Astrology Courses are always individually taught, focusing on your charts and mine, so as to ensure authenticity and groundedness. The approach is to study one planet after another, first with reference to your chart, then to mine. In between, we learn about and apply the techniques of astrology. My courses are extensive and individual, and they allow us considered understanding of our karma and how to work with it. For my Vedic Astrology Foundation Course See: https://www.mastervedicastrology.com/
For My Western Astrology Course: See: www.enlightenedastrologycourse.com
Add-on modules: So first of all, here’s a list of the Healing Modalities offered by myself: These are very special Healing opportunities. They are available at one price if you enrol for them as an independent piece of Healing. Or they are available at a reduced price if you receive them as add-on modules to one of my Astrology Readings or Astrology Courses. Either way, these Healing Modalities are all geared to the development of your karmic awareness and healing. Please email me if you wish to Enrol for one of them:
1. Shamanic Journey – individual module
2. Inner Child Work – individual module
3. Family Constellation Exercise – individual module
4. Psychosynthesis Roleplay – individual module
5. Past Life regression – using audio file or through shamanic session with me personally
6. Shamanic Healer Course – Two Levels
7. Soul Retrieval– individual module
8. What story are you living?
The approach of each of these is detailed in the blog for Pt. 2 of this introduction. Email me if you want to work with me on one of these.
There will be a backup video/blog presentation of each of these add-on Healing modules. These will be published as the Lords of Karma series unfolds, starting with Uranus, from December 2017.
And fuller detail will progressively added to my Starwheel Astrology Website: https://www.starwheelastrology.com/
Worldwide Healings: And now here are some of the many wonderful and powerful worldwide Healings, that you can book for, with Maggie Pashley, through her website: www.maggiepashley.com:
Psy-Tap Fast Change
Body Code/Emotion Code
Heart Wall Clearing
Access Bars and Body Processes
Symphony of Possibilities
There’s more detail offered about Maggie’s Healings in the Pt. 2 video/blog of this Introduction.
We look forward to hearing from you, and to treading the journey of love, healing and empowerment together.
These are journeys geared to developing your perception of your karma, and to working to heal it, so as to empower your life.
Edition 2 of Michael and Maggie’s Astrology and Healing Magazine – February 2018
Heart Wall Healing and the Astrology of February 2018 – Here is the February 2018 issue of Maggie Pashley and Michael Conneely’s Astrology and Healing Magazine, which is brought to you on the first weekend of every month from their Healing Centre on the beautiful Atlantic Coast of Sligo in the West of Ireland. This is the second issue, the first magazine was published for January 2018.
Our aim is to make a presentation from Maggie’s vast range of Healing Techniques offered both in our Centre and also Worldwide. And Michael offers an extensive, informative and helpful description of the Astrology of each month of 2018 – and how to handle it, and find your personal best within it.
And before we get into the Newsletter, here’s a most wonderful seasonal invocation for Imbolc, the Festival of Brigid: Michael’s voice put to music by Chicago musician and artist Douglas Chamberlin: Click here to listen (redirects to a google drive file)
Heart Wall Clearing – Clearing blocks to Love, by Maggie Pashley
One of the most popular healing modalities I use with clients is Heart Wall Clearing. Heart Wall clearing focusses on clearing blocks to giving and receiving love, creativity and success as well as creating a kinder, and more intimate relationship with your own being.
Many people can readily identify with having a barrier to love, whether it’s an inability to appreciate themselves, choosing unavailable or risky partners, pushing away the love that is there, feeling love is elusive and always outside their reach. It can be an ambivalence towards relationships which is not surprising if we have been badly hurt by an ex-partner, by parents or other care-givers.
A Heart Wall is initially created with a positive intention – that of keeping us safe and protected from further hurts. Yet as time goes on it becomes more and more restrictive, cutting us of from what could nourish us as well as what we perceive could harm us. With a Heart Wall present we are filtering our life through the lens of past hurts and not being able to see what it currently here. We can expect to be rejected or hurt and unconsciously attract people to us who do just that. We may avoid relationships altogether or be in a relationship which has no real intimacy.
Another way in which Heart Wall can affect us is by feeling we have to wear a mask to the world and present only what we consider is lovable or acceptable. And because we are not being real it will be impossible for people to really connect with us in any meaningful way and that will only compound our sense of unlovability. We can also reject our creativity, our creations and hide our gifts to the world.
So what is involved in Heart Wall clearing?
Heart Wall Clearing is part of the Emotion Code, a healing approach developed by American chiropractor, Bradley Nelson and uses muscle testing to uncover underlying emotional blocks and then clear them energetically. As I am based in rural Co Sligo the vast majority of my sessions are distance sessions where I stand in as a proxy for them and muscle test myself on their behalf. We meet on-line and my clients can feel very much involved in what emerges during a session. Of course, the most important thing is how much freer and lighter they can feel longer term. Heart Wall clearing normally takes at least three sessions but can take longer which is why I recommend that my clients take advantage of my Heart Wall package.
Some responses to Heart Wall clearing
These are very personal and range from feeling more relaxed and confident, to having better relationships to attracting a new love or opportunities into your life. In my own case, I was single for 13 years after a difficult marriage and even more difficult divorce and while on the face of it I was saying I was open to meeting a partner, I had a massive Keep Off sign on my forehead, and was secretly terrified of the idea of a relationship. Three months after clearing my Heart Wall I met Michael and we have now been together over 8 years. I don’t think I would have been open to that without the Heart Wall clearing. And while there were still some issues to work on within the relationship, I was able to see I could do that together and not run off or reject the rich potential that was on offer.
I worked with a client who told me that the whole atmosphere in the family changed when I started Heart Wall clearing on her mother the previous year. Another client of mine told me how her own mother was feeling much happier and had started dating after I had cleared her (the daughter’s) Heart Wall. This can be because during Heart Wall clearing we not only clear trapped emotions from this lifetime but inherited trapped emotions that come from our ancestors.
Other people have reported feeling more content, happier and confident in themselves, not needing approval and more able to value themselves and acknowledge their own needs. Some have changed jobs to do work more in alignment with their true interest and gifts or made more space for themselves in some way. One general theme seems to be about being more open to life and what is possible now rather than creating a repetition of the past.
For me the beauty of Heart Wall clearing is that it is very direct and pinpoints those events that have really been too much for us to deal with at the time and have not been fully processed. Yet it does it in a gentle and discreet way where we do not have re-experience those painful past emotions or re-enter the trauma and drama and the clearing is very simple and matter-of-fact and it works. And finally that which we have feared that we would be unsafe or too vulnerable without that old protection proves to be wrong as we are more in touch with what is right for us and what is harmful. It makes it more difficult to stay in situations that don’t serve and it makes it easier to go for what can. We are more able to listen to that inner voice which is there to keep us safe and trust our instincts rather than dismiss that inner knowing.
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The Astrology of February 2018 from Michael Conneely
First, some background Information:
Please note that this Astrology of February 2018 Newsletter is backed up by two wonderful informative website pages from my main Starwheel Astrology website.
The first of these brings you an extensive reference point offering of all the astrology charts and tables and background information which are referred to in the monthly newsletters. See: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology.html And please note that the second of these is a deeply informative ‘Planets Information‘ page for 2018, see: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets.html This webpage provides cumulatively added to reports on the planetary energies and issue etc. of 2018.
I hope these website pages will prove to be a useful and supportive resource to all, offering understanding the astrology of their Destiny, and how to support its best unfoldment in 2018, as well as using this perception for their Healing and Empowerment through 2018.
Please note that my astrology uniquely combines the declarations of both Western psychodynamic and also Vedic Astrology, and offers this as a route to our Healing and Empowerment. I do feel you need to have the combination of both Western and Vedic Astrology if you are to fully understand your Astrological destiny, karmic issues and also emotional scripts and sense of self.
Note that Western astrology uses the Tropical Zodiac which is based on the position of the Sun at the first day of Spring each year, and being Sun-sign based, it depicts our egoic psychological self; and at its best Western astrology is wonderfully psychodynamic.
But Vedic Astrology is orientated to the stars and it depicts our incarnational life purpose and our destiny (of which our psychological self is only a part) and Vedic Astrology must use the Sidereal Zodiac for correct interpretation and prediction. The two Zodiacs are currently 24 degrees apart, and they diverge by a further degree every 72 years.
See my video on ‘Which Zodiac to Use’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK7AGMzsmKA&t=1s
Please read on below for detailed Planet information and guidance for February 2018, and first before that, here’s my brief February video:
Uniquely, Michael combines both psychodynamic Western Astrology and also Vedic Astrology Course in his worldwide Readings and in his many worldwide courses from foundation to advanced. And also, in these Newsletter’s, you’ll find reference to the Nakshatras that the transits and eclipses etc of each month are activating: the Nakshatras are the wonderful 27-sign lunar zodiac of Vedic Astrology that add such ancient reliable and thorough declaration of our emotionally based identity (warts and all!) and of its spiritual potential as well. Michael also specialises in visionary contact with the planets in his astrology courses, so as to realize their pure divine nature as well as how they manifest in your birth chart (which is usually very different).
Now, let’s start by looking at the Outer Planets:
1. Uranus: Uranus was stationary in the heavens at the very start of 2018, but he soon turned direct and now he is forging ahead with speed, fire and inspiration.
Uranus starts the month of February 2018 at 24 deg 57 western Aries, which is 0 deg 50 Vedic Aries, and Uranus moves one degree during the month.
Uranus is revolutionising Vedic Aries and especially Ashwini Nakshatra people. Healers are being created.
And note that Uranus is energising Libra people by the opposition he is casting to Libra. Note that Librans will be wired because of this Uranus transit. They will be inspired. They will sever from ways that no longer suit them and they will bring in revolution.
You can see the movements of Uranus in the Astrology of February 2018 and each of the planets, plus Moon Phases and more from the chart for 1st February 2018 which is shown half way down my ‘2018 Charts and Tables’ astrology webpage: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
And in addition to the charts, you can read some examples of what this Uranus transit means (and the transits of all the planets) on my ‘2018 Planets Information’ webpage: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets Evolutionary Astrology: Regarding Uranus: In addition to Uranus in the Astrology of February 2018, I’d like to introduce to you an important insight from Western Evolutionary Astrology: This is that Uranus is the Past Life Trauma indicator for you.
So, the fact is that the House and sign that Uranus occupies in your Western Astrology birth chart is a very special indicator for unresolved issues from past life.
So, note that you will be offered the chance for resolving these unresolved specific Past Life deficits by experiencing Trauma in the relevant area of life in this lifetime.
So, for example, if you have Uranus in your 11th House in your Western birth chart, then this means that it will be in Groups, especially, in this life that you will experience Trauma. And you will experience this with the divine intention being of offering you a chance for healing unresolved issues from past life relating to Groups. You will need to experience, suffer, develop perception and bring healing into the way you relate to groups!
2. Neptune: Neptune starts his Astrology of February 2018 at 12 Western Pisces (tropical zodiac), which is 18 deg Aquarius (Vedic sidereal zodiac).
He finishes the month at 13 Western Pisces or 19 Vedic Aquarius
For charts and Tables webpage, see: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
And see my ‘2018 Planets Information’ webpage: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets
Note that Neptune is now very slowly transiting in Shatabishak Nakshatra. Shatabishak is the 24th of the 27 Nakshatras, the wonderful, ancient and supremely powerfully declarative Vedic 27 Lunar Signs: a magnificent guide to our emotional self and to our consciousness arising therefrom.
The depiction of our personality and destiny from the Nakshatras is very much both ‘warts and all’, our awful negatives as well as our positives: our supreme spiritual potential arising from our emotionally based consciousness.
Shatabishak’s focus is quite mystical and special and spiritually ‘contained’, and certainly the energy is all about the person healing themselves – and then being able to heal others.
So, in the case of those with personal planets in Shatabishak Nakshatra, Neptune’s transit here means that some Intuitive Healers are now being created here! NOTE: Mars-Neptune: on 17th February, Transiting Mars in Vedic Scorpio squares Neptune exact at 19 degrees Scorpio/Aquarius. The affairs of Mars Neptune include secrets, and the affairs of eclipses include the surfacing of secrets. This Mars Neptune conjunction is a mere two days away from exact on the day of the 15th February Eclipse. This mars in Scorpio will bring in intensity and violence. NOTE: Venus-Neptune: there’s a transiting Venus conjunct Neptune conjunction on 21.2.2018, exact at 19 deg Vedic Aquarius in Shatabishak Nakshatra. Neptune to Venus Transits: In addition to Neptune in the Astrology of February 2018, I’d like to make an especial note that Neptune’s transits are incredibly powerful. They creep up on us oceanically. They are not hard hit moments, but they are vast beyond belief – and wrenchingly life-changing. And so, for example, if you have this Neptune transit opposition your natal Venus, you will now be experiencing yearning for ideal beauty. You will be yearning for a beauty too ideal ever to be actually found! You will be more sensitive, visionary, artistic and mystical. But the downside is that you might experience loss (or even delusion, if you are that way inclined). And you’ll need to beware being too critical when reality never matches up to your sense of, and your craving for, the impossible ideal!!!
3. Pluto: Pluto starts off his Astrology of February 2018 at 19 degrees western Capricorn. This is 25 degrees Vedic Sagittarius.
Pluto finishes the month at 20 deg Western Capricorn, which is 26 deg Vedic Aquarius.
For charts and Tables webpage, see: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
And see my ‘2018 Planets Information’ webpage: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets
Within the Nakshatras, the wonderful 27 Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology, Pluto is in PurvaAshadha Nakshatra.
And note that I think that a major offering of Pluto to these people is the explosive release of their potential from blocks and formulae. I feel these people can typically so often harm themselves by embracing too formulaic a spiritual path, too formulaic a guru, and laying a too formulaic trip on others as well! PurvaAshadha is ruled by Venus, and so there can be some release being offered in terms of art or sex or beauty.
3. Saturn conjunct Pluto: note regarding our discussion of Pluto and the Astrology of February 2018, that an important dimension of Pluto’s placement at this time is the ever-closing ‘Saturn Pluto’ conjunction:
This is a vast energy-gathering affecting the world generally, in that Saturn is now steadily transiting towards Pluto in the heavens.
Children born from now until 2010 will have this conjunction in this birth chart. And this will be a huge part of their Karmic Destiny and psychology. Saturn is now at 10 deg Vedic Sagittarius, so, Saturn is only 10 degrees away from Pluto now, and closing!
They will form exact conjunction with each other on 12th January, 2020. This will be at 28 Vedic Sagittarius, which is 22 western Capricorn. Note that this immensely powerful conjunction is also conjunct Ketu/South Node, Jupiter, Sun and Mercury, all of them in Vedic Sagittarius as well!!
You can see the chart for the exact moment of this Saturn Pluto Conjunction at the foot of my website page: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
And, so, what is the nature of the great gathering might and power: this vast time-bomb Saturn-Pluto phenomenon?
Well, I think the Saturn Pluto phenomenon is all about ‘held power’. And, negatively, people with this conjunction in their birth chart can be very formidably determined, and just not able to open to the flow, nor release their rigidly-held life prisons, and they imprison others as well (e.g. in ideological prison of political correctness, or in prison of inappropriate geographical location, just to name two examples).
But positively what is it? Well I think it can be the karmic ability to combine power with structure, to use strategy and containment for achieving powerful wonderful death and rebirth transformation.
Saturn does represent our central karmic bedrock, our especial blocks. The people who use their Saturn Pluto conjunction negatively just don’t know how to let their transformation explode or flow. They need to bring in healing – easier said than done! And they need to find empowerment. I know all about how very hard all this is: I have natal Saturn conjunct Venus.
When Saturn Pluto people are using this conjunction negatively, they have their grim formulae! And they will impose it on others!
But, remember, Saturn’s energy is also positive of course. Yes, he demands of us patience, endurance, ability to take the hard work, the provision of suffering circumstances and scripts so that we can make the needed spiritual and karmic progress in this life, and achieve Saturn’s offered Golden Reaping
Pluto? Well, Pluto on the other hand is the seed and essence of our own power. Pluto is our potential for needed death and rebirth. Pluto smashes the blocks put there by our karmic path and by our families and by ourselves: blocks to our fulfilment.
But when it’s a case of Pluto’s conjunction with Saturn, obviously, Pluto is our locked-up power! Pluto is our caged Power, Pluto is our denied Power!!! Pluto is held in prison by Saturn, and this is a power we cannot access. And so, it’s power denied; it is power that festers; it is power that imprisons. We are talking here of Pluto imprisoned and blocked by Saturn is our own power that we are afraid to access.
Pluto’s power is needed and beneficial, but it can be terribly, terribly dangerous if not allowed to express itself properly, and so can be used as ‘power over’. This caging of Pluto so that his power suppurates and leaks out of the denied corners of our life-prison can so disempower ourself – or others! And we can FEAR our own power. And note that Pluto denied, is a Pluto that FESTERS.
BUT on the other hand, we do see that if we have a case of ‘Our Pluto freed’, and our Pluto ethically perceived, understood and handled, then such a Pluto is actually our channel to having the intuition, insight and expression of power, that is needed so that we can actually become our Divine Nature.
4. Chiron, the Wounded Healer: Chiron, is our Existential Wound, and potentially if we do the healing work: the wonderful Wounded Healer in our chart – and in our life. In the Astrology of February 2018, Chiron is now at 26 western Pisces (using the Tropical Zodiac), which is 2 degrees Pisces in the Sidereal Zodiac that is used by Vedic Astrology. Chiron finishes February 2018 at 27 Western Pisces, which is 3 deg Vedic Pisces.
For charts and Tables webpage, see: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-astrology
And see my ‘2018 Planets Information’ webpage: www.starwheelastrology.com/2018-planets
Our deep understanding of your Chiron benefits from being interpreted using BOTH your Western Astrology Chart and your Vedic Astrology Chart, and the position of Chiron in our Vedic birth chart offers additional intense illumination to the western astrology depiction.
Varga Charts (Vedic Divisional Charts): And not only that, the fact is that the position of Chiron in our Vedic Divisional Charts or Varga charts is also intensely illuminating.
Vedic Astrology has a wonderful system of assessing whether a planet is Exalted or Debilitated in your birth chart and in your life.
And Vedic Astrology also has a wonderful series of Divisional Charts (called Varga Charts – sometimes the term harmonic charts is used). Vedic Astrology Varga charts are derived from the main Vedic birth chart, where each Varga chart makes the most wonderful special and uniquely valuable declaration as to a specific area of your life such as: Marriage, ancestral curse, wealth, spiritual nature/worship, overall strength/limitation of each planet’s potential manifestation in your chart in therefore in your life, etc.
For details of my wonderful Varga Course, see: https://www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com/varga-course.html
Your Chiron Return: A really important event to be aware of is your ‘Chiron Return’. Chiron takes fifty years to orbit the Sun, and so when you are aged about fifty, you experience your ‘Chiron Return’. Chiron depicts our ‘existential wound’, in the healing of which we may become the Healer of others.
So, what happen is that your Chiron Return precipitates a Healing Crisis, often a ‘crisis of meaning’ as well as a ‘crisis of health’.
And at this time, you have no choice but to accept or refuse the crucial challenge aimed at you. And note that to re-evaluate and heal your life. If you were unwilling to take the needed healing steps at the time of your Uranus opposition at about the age of forty, then the Chiron Return will be all the more difficult.
Often, health problems are triggered by our unwillingness to confront or honour our genuine feelings and true nature. (more…)
In part 3 of Uranus as Lord of Karma, we look at the way to analyse the Astrology of Uranus, natally and predictively. And we look at the issue of whether the karmic impact of Uranus is fated, or whether we can do something to perceive, understand and then change/transform the effect of Uranus in our life.
Uranus in our Birth Chart: Fated or Not?
Uranus is a crucial part of the karma with which you start your life. He is one of the planets in your birth chart which are in fact a map of your destiny and potential, your karma and your means to achieve growth in relation to your karma. Here’s a list of the topics we take a look at in this blog: just a tiny few of the themes for understanding of Uranus in our birth chart:
1. Uranus v. Saturn
2. Uranus in the Signs
3. Uranus in the Houses
4. Uranus Aspects to other planets
5. Chart Aspect Shapes and Uranus:
6. Uranus Retrograde:
7. Uranus in Aspect to the Nodes of the Moon:
8. Uranus in Synastry:
9. Uranus in our Predictive Astrology: Fated or Not?
1. Uranus v. Saturn:
Uranus brings bursts and phases of awareness and inspiration. Fresh new insights appear out of nowhere. What you always knew was there but pretended wasn’t, suddenly becomes plane.
If you’re sensitive you can feel the beams of inspiration coming and going. They heighten your awareness, they stimulate you intellectual perception. They enhance your intellectual energy. You discover things about your life and your present phase. You find new solutions. You see how stuck or inhibited you’ve been. You become spontaneous, and can make sudden decisions and take sudden new directions.
Saturn grinds away with a life of blocks and duties. Uranus steps in and shatters them.
But: Remember: Saturn castrated Uranus!!!
Uranus breaks illusion.
Uranus frees you from dependency.
Uranus lets you insist on your right to strike out into revolution.
Uranus jolts you to break free from your shackles.
Uranus makes you agile. Keenly aware. Whole.
You now know that God is an energy that flows and manifest through you. Turn away from the imposed bureaucratic priesthood and the goo-goo stupid congregation, and the manipulative ‘charm’ of the priest.
Importantly you loosen your hold on your past scripts. Be prepared for the erratic. You are spurred to change your patterns and obsessions. They seem of less consequence. They are seen as outmoded and overdue for replacement.
Uranus energy brings you sudden higher awareness, sudden big-picture perception, instant knowing. And you must stand up for this. Don’t let others drag you down. Sudden ability to do things better and faster. It is an enlightenment. Uranus breaks inner barriers to his enlightenment. He blows apart outgrown thought patterns and preconceived family or societal programming and stuck unthinking limited beliefs and attitudes.
Uranus also acts on your life powerfully as your life predictively unfolds. He brings you karmic challenges, as well as inspiration and energies of revolution with the divine purpose of destroying your blocks and maximising your realisation of your potential.
You need to perceive their scope and definition, and perceive what is their most positive meaning and potential.
Above all you must be prepared to stand up for your uniqueness.
You must be prepared to stand up for your new perceptions, beliefs and intentions. No sniffing at life! No stuck patterns, now!
Freedom, originality, self-honesty
You must be prepared to strike out into new continents.
You must be prepared to be different from those around you.
Your Uranus karmas are not fated. You need to see them as opportunities for healing and for your empowerment. You need to be able to be discerning both about clinging to blocks that you are crassly letting hold you back, and abut new presentiments and goals which are impractical. Observe your thoughts, desires and behaviour; bring discrimination. Detach yourself from relationship scripts which hold you back from seeing the truth, and from being open to revolution.
And you must be thankful and celebrate what Uranus has brought you to. Delight in your constant amazement. Accept fascination. Cherish change.
Take as example Uranus in 11th House in your birth chart: karmically, Uranus is about trauma held in past life memories, about uprising against capricious and unjust tyranny, in the subtle mind, the subjugation and devaluation of our full potential, about our past life subjugation to outmoded institutions.
We can usefully contact and work with these past life karmas through past life regression, dream work, vision journey. Our other lives become a necessary quarry for self-healing, for individuation, for becoming the fullness of the special spark we incarnated to become.
The Outer Planet Uranus – a God of Change, can thus become an Evolutionary Agent.
So, let’s take a brief look at an example: Uranus in 11th House:
this is the person who is destined to experience (and heal from the experience) of living an inner lie due to experience of rejection or punishment, of fitting into groups on a false basis as a result. The attempt to fabricate security out of false, conditioned, imposed ways produces enormous mental stress, fear, crippling anxiety and emotional torsion: enforced living of a lie, in fact the inability to see the truth until the Uranus healing crisis arrives!
And how often does this individual make dysfunctional fittings in to groups, until the healing crisis finally arrive, and he finds and insists on his true worth, and so refuses any longer to fit into the unworthy groups.
3. Uranus in the Signs:
Take as example Uranus in Cancer. Clearly Uranus’ passages through Signs are generational, but we can usefully take a look for the need to heal Uranus trauma and re-birth in respect of the individual who has Uranus in Cancer. Does he need to experience early or indeed ongoing absence of good mothering so as to learn to mother himself? When will the healing crises come that will end his pattern of going for mother’s milk where it can never be found??? What are the effects on him of this karma: helplessness, touchiness? Dependence, worthless self-image?
We can seek to identify Cancerian past-life experiences. Was there imprinting in the womb? What were the circumstances of his birth and conception? What childhood wounds? What emotional scripts?
4. Uranus in Aspect to our birth chart planets:
Take as example Uranus in aspect the Sun:
Sudden inspirations. New creativity.
Swift and sudden important developments.
You are abruptly shaken out of your stuck ways.
You face life with new courage and faint in your own powers.
You clear away limitations
You want the new. You strive obsessively for your dreams to come true.
Uranus opposition Sun can force change upon you.
Health treatments can go well.
Your life becomes wild and chaotic, unpredictable and disruptive
A big theme running through our life is the Saturn – Uranus dilemma.
5. Chart Aspect Shapes and Uranus:
Psychotherapeutic Astrology has a magnificent repertoire of chart aspect shapes that identify the personality structures caused when planets aspects form chart aspect shapes, including of course unaspected planets.
These represent karmic structures within the personality which get revealed to our perception at predictable dates, and which can be worked with using psychosynthesis approach.
Here’s an example:
6. Uranus Retrograde:
If you have a planet retrograde in your birth chart this has huge karmic effect. You will have difficulties with all the life-principles that your retrograde planet represents and indicates. You will have to take extra car with the principles represented by that planet. You will have to do hard karmic work to get right the nature and function of that planet. You will have got it wrong in past life. Or you will realise in your between-life taking stock that you ar ready to learn more about the life-functions of that planet. And so will have to work extra hard to grow your handling of that planet in this life. Astrological perception around the nature of your manifestation of a retrograde planet in your life is crucial.
Retrograde Uranus means that you will find it harder to bring in needed revolution. You will find it harder to receive and implement the call to revolution when your Uranus transit happens.
Retrograde Uranus plays havoc with relationships. It can make the person false to their identity. It can lead to irritability or fighting. It can make it so hard for them to express their inner freedom, and so this is taken out on the partner.
Retrograde Uranus make the individual scatter his efforts in a driven way to find information and paradigms that will help him fill the aching void that he lives in a way that is false to his individuality. He may have learned something about independence in a previous lifetime, and is now really tested to implement it, and harmonise it with other areas of his life, or perhaps he was not independent enough in previous lifetime.
7. Uranus in Aspect to the Nodes of the Moon:
When analysing the manifestation of Uranus in conjunction to one of the Nodes of the Moon: Rahu North Node or Ketu South Node, the house and sign in the Vedic Cart needs to be taken into account. The western chart will depict the psychological implications.
Uranus conjunct the South Node Ketu is the person who came from a Uranian past life: maverick, eccentric, individualist, who may reply on the wisdom from the past and have channelling abilities and can be a mystic now. But on a lower level of manifestation, this individual is scattered and erratic.
North Node Rahu conjunct Uranus is he gadget lover. But at the higher manifestation this is the individual who is attuned to collective forces, creative, shocking or revolutionary.
8. Planets square the Nodes:
If you have Uranus square Nodes: look for past life effects such that the person now is driven by the need to find liberty from excessive, blocking demeaning past life conditioning. Crises in individuation are created.
This is a past life trauma indicator: analyse Uranus by sign, house and aspect.
Past life fear blocks individuation or proper authentic self-expression.
Vedic astrology provides incarnational life purpose statement from study of the nodes in your birth chart and planets aspecting them Western astrology also provides a definition of the effects of the nodal axis, but the definition of western astrology is more a psychological statement.
9. Uranus in Synastry:
In general terms, if Uranus of one partner strongly aspects a personal planet of the other partner, or if one partner or both is strongly Uranian, then these can be the themes:
Intense, fast rushing into relationship
Want total excitement
Freedom, impersonality, aloofness.
Spasmodic – or fluctuation.
Unstable and sporadic
Gets bored. Experiments
Always bringing in the new scheme or fanatic interest
These people get close and are then suddenly distant.
They protest frustration at closeness; then they protest frustration at distance.
PRINCIPLE: A revolutionary spirit, A progressive mind. Excitement. Upset.
+ Originality, consciousness of objectives, focus on aims, a far-seeing mind, love of freedom,
Striving for reform. Mobility.
– Argumentative, nervy, willful, capricious, erratic, contradictory, impatient, excitable, muddle-
C: strained or tense inner life. The self-willed reformer.
BIOLOGICAL: the rhythmic functions of the cells and body. Pulse. Breathing
SOCIOLOGICAL: the innovator, the reformer, the inventor, the technician, the Rebel.
+ A sudden turn in life, improvement of living conditions, a change of residence. A change of
Vocation. Carrying out innovations or reforms.
– sate of tension. Sudden setbacks, upsets. Sudden adjustment to new circumstances. Military
Call-up. Imprisonment. Connection with accidents or mass catastrophes.
Venus-Uranus: The Venus-Uranus person Can be quite techie and surf the internet when her loving guy wants closeness time.
10. Uranus in our Predictive Astrology – Fated or Not?
First of all, in regard to this topic of Uranus’ Predictive Astrology, here’s some predictive data:
Uranus orbit is 84 years
Uranus’ first square to his natal position is around 22 years. The guy tours the USA on a motorbike or emigrates to New Zealand!
Your Uranus opposition is around 42 years.
Your 2nd Uranus square is around 63 years.
Your Uranus Return is at around 84 years. This is spiritual rebirth when experienced at its highest.
Uranus Transits call for you to rejects blocks and limitations, to look within yourself now, and to open to the call for your fulfilment of your karmic potential.
Uranus has great power, dynamism, suddenness and intensity, so you are called to make a clean sweep of what limits you now, and embrace revolution and inspiration.
Uranus will bring you intuitions, urges, obsession, visions and inspirations to force you to open to his energy of revolution in your life and discard what’s limiting. He works with dreams, visions, feelings and presentiments.
Uranus works with you in the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and artistic spheres.
Weirdly, Uranus is both democratic, iconoclastic and also the individualist autocratic leader!
Uranus is very attuned to electronic devices and gadgets.
Uranus at his highest is esoteric, with hidden explosive powers.