I do feel certain, myself, that the supreme perception that can be offered by good class astrology can only find its real meaning if it points to our healing and empowerment.
In all my worldwide astrology courses and astrology readings, I am careful to ensure that I don’t just provide you with insight, I am caring and I also point to healing that you might like to consider.
For example, I can send you a free information sheet on an EFT program (Emotional Freedom Technique) and a link to a video where my partner Maggie demonstrated EFT which is tapping at key points on the body’s energy meridians, while uttering a sequence of statement, first to put you in touch with the wound or the problem, then, second, to connect to healing progress: you make transformation from the unhealed you to the healed you. And you can even combine this with most useful quick sketch art therapy: first draw the unhealed you embodying the issue you are to work on, then draw a quick sketch of the wonderful healed you. Indeed, we often can combine this with embodiment work!
In fact there are a range of worldwide healing modalities you can consider connecting to if you wish. See: http://maggiepashley.com/
And, in fact Maggie and I run a Healing Centre in the far West of Ireland with linked airbnb where you can come for healing and combine it with a wonderful holiday amid the most utterly beautiful landscape with so many of Ireland’s sacred sites within an hour! See: http://www.foxfordairbnb.com/
I think part of the reason people studying my courses or receiving my Readings succeed in this task, is that I do aim to be very caring and supportive.
I do feel certain, myself, that both Vedic and Western astrology are needed for the fullest accuracy and perception.
Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac (anchored to the ‘fixed’ stars) and is orientated to statement of incarnational life purpose: the circumstances we attract at birth to create the destiny our soul chose for this incarnation, and the unfoldment circumstances.
Western astrology (derived from the position of the Sun at the Vernal Equinox) uses the tropical zodiac and being Sun-sign based is orientated to our egoic psychological experience, and crucially, western astrology includes in an essential and totally valid way: our experience of the Outer Planets.
I cannot stress the latter enough. For example, when my current Uranus transit conjunct natal Moon and opposition Sun transit happened, my life was indeed subject to Revolution.
I have given readings for years that combine both western and Vedic Astrology.
I have many students who, while their course will primarily be in one of either Vedic or Western astrology, do learn to cross-refer.
I think part of the reason they succeed in this task, is that I do aim to be very caring and supportive.
This Post tells you about the value of studying your Incarnational Life Purpose which we identify in my Astrology Mini Readings and Astrology Mini Courses that I offer to work with you to develop perception and understanding about this key facet of your life.
Together, we can understand your life better in relation to its purpose. My Astrology mini-Reading or Astrology Mini-Course can help you to prioritise, strategize and direct your life according to its purpose. You can expertly learn your incarnational life purpose. You can heal and empower yourself.
These Astrology Mini Readings and Astrology Mini Course actually straddle both western and Vedic astrology. And this will be done in a way tailored to your needs, whether you are a beginner in one or in both of these pathways, or an expert.
Within Vedic astrology, the whole of our chart depicts our incarnational life purpose, of course, but quintessentially, that great purpose is defined by the position of the Nodes of the Moon in our birth chart. The Nodes of the Moon are said to have a sort of demon energy. They are the eclipse points. The North Node is called Rahu. The South Node, always opposite it, is called Ketu. Because they are eclipse energies, the Nodes of the Moon are cut off from connection with the divine energies of the Sun and the Moon and other planets, but because vedic Astrology is tantric, it can of course supremely use this eclipse energy to help us spiritually to find light out of darkness, and discover our incarnational life purpose thereby!
So, we define our incarnational life purpose in Vedic Astrology in terms of the positions of the Nodes of the Moon in our Vedic birth chart: by House, by Sign, by planets aspecting the Nodes, and of course applying all the vastness of the techniques of vedic astrology to this task; not forgetting also using the position of the Nodes of the moon in the infinitely valid and wonderful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology as well: the 27 Nakshatras. It is also supremely helpful and necessary to understand your Atmakaraka planet: the ‘soul indicator’ in your Vedic Birth Chart, and we develop great understanding what this means.
In Western Astrology, the definition of our incarnational life purpose offered by the branch of Western Astrology called Evolutionary Astrology. So, in Western Evolutionary Astrology too, the positions of the Nodes of the Moon: the North Node and the South Node, are key to understanding how our past lives manifest in this life and show us the lessons and life purpose our Soul chose this time. Again, our incarnational life purpose is analysed according to the Houses, Signs and aspects to the Nodes in our birth chart, with a special emphasis on planets square the nodes as a ‘missed step’ of learning in previous life. Pluto is also very important in this study. Western astrology depicts how we will experience our life purpose psychologically, whereas vedic Astrology depicts it in terms of the circumstances we will attract at birth and in unfoldment through time in our lives, including what sort of personality this will attract, but recognising that that personality is not ultimately real. We need a personality. But it is just a boat to get us to the other side of the river. In this analogy, the other side of the river is our enlightened perception of our incarnational life purpose, and indeed our enlightened perception of the way in which the nature of material reality, our mind, emotions and consciousness are all to be understood. Western astrology makes such wonderful and useful contributions as psychodynamic astrology: psychodynamic astrology’s insights into our egoic psychological makeup. You can learn to use such worthwhile techniques as psychosynthesis, psychosynthesis roleplay and individuation. You can gain lightning illumination from ‘Nature v Nurture’ analysis. It is so valuable also to work out the message of western ‘evolutionary astrology’ on the effects of previous lives on our psychological drives, and on our egoic psychology.
North Node and South Node: Rahu and Ketu:
The teaching is that the South Node is where we land in this life from the lessons left over from our previous life, which our Soul chose for us to work with this time. Ketu is thus seen as the ‘camp of the occupying army’. Rahu, the North Node, by contrast, is seen as the direction our soul throws us in this life: the direction of the lessons we are here to learn. Rahu is thus the advancing army. Now, the point of this image, is that both of these Nodes, Ketu and Rahu, they are both demon energies. The energy of Rahu is perforce driven and obsessional, this is the energy needed to impel us across our chart to get to the goal of lessons learned! But in fact, Rahu’s energies are depicted as surrounded by the smoke of illusions and they can manifest very malefically as bad gurus, etc! So, we have to purify the energy of Rahu, if we are ever to arrive at the destination he points to!
The energy of Ketu is different. Ketu dissolves or ruins what he touches, but for spiritual benefits, gains and purposes, if only we can see his shocking sudden revelations rightly! Ketu’s energy is intense and glaring, warrior-like and inhuman.
So, I hope I have conveyed to you the great benefit of incarnational life purpose study from this tiny slice of example. You can learn in depth about your own personal very important, truly important Incarnational Life Purpose. It is obviously such an important question to learn to understand. Can we always learn to understand it in one lifetime? Well, having a Mini Reading or doing my Mini-Course will certainly help you greatly. The question under focus is: Why are you here? Yes: You personally!
My Astrology Mini-Readings and Mini Courses are powerful, caring and deeply learned. They are such good value! Whether you have just basic astrological knowledge, or whether you are highly proficient in astrological techniques in Vedic astrology and/or Western Astrology, this ‘Incarnational Life Purpose’ Astrology Mini-Reading or Mini Course gives you such a blessed and needed opportunity to take an in-depth study on the crucial and central theme in your life. I am well used to working with people who are highly trained in astrological techniques, as well as those who are pretty-well beginners. Genuinely, I can take your study to any depth you wish to go to at this stage.
So, how exactly do we do that? Well, astrological perception is of little use unless it is geared to and linked to healing and Empowerment techniques.
So, the Healing approaches I personally use include vision journeying, art work, embodiment, shamanic healing and Emotional Freedom Technique to provide healing and transformation.
I work in conjunction with my partner Maggie Pashley who offers a vast range of worldwide healing modalities, and you can work face to face with both of us at our Healing Centre and airbnb in the West of Ireland.
Actually, the supreme perception of both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology does need to be used as a Gateway to Healing and Empowerment.
So, for this reason, in all my worldwide courses and readings, I always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers.
Go to my Starwheel Astrology website to book a mini reading, or go to either my western astrology course website or my Vedic astrology course website to book an Astrology Mini Course.
Please use the Payment Button on the page, then email me telling me whether you wish for a Mini Course or a Mini Reading, set out any special questions you may have and also please include in your email your natal data which is: date, place and time of birth. If you are not sure as to your time of birth, tell me what you do know.
I look forward to working with you on this sacred work,
I’m really pleased to introduce my powerful, deeply learned and incisive worldwide Astrology Mini-Courses.
They give you the chance to combine your Western Astrology with your Vedic Astrology, or just use one of these if you prefer.
And the great advantage is that my Mini-Courses give you a blessed opportunity to take an in-depth study on your chosen very special and crucially important theme in your life.
These Astrology Mini-Courses are such a beneficial opportunity. They are such good value! This is true whether you have just basic astrological knowledge or whether you are highly proficient in astrological techniques in Vedic astrology and/or Western Astrology,
Each of these Mini-Courses picks out an absolutely key issue of your life. It focuses on an issue of such very special importance in your destiny, that it is so worthwhile to give it special study.
Here is the list, there’s fuller detail below:
Mini-Course 1: Your Lunar and Solar Self: Sun, Moon and Ascendant/Lagna in our two charts.
Mini-Course 2: What is my Incarnational Life Purpose?
Mini-Course 3: What are the Aims of my Life?
Mini-Course 4: What are the Messages from my Soul?
Mini-Course 5: How do I understand the meaning and manifestation of my planets in my Life?
Mini-Course 6: What are the Qualities of my Nature?
Mini-Course 7: What are my Doshas?
You will find I am completely supportive in my teaching. Genuinely, I can take your study of your chosen life-theme to any depth you wish to go. There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and also Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go, always looking to combine your astrology with Healing and Empowerment openings.
In addition, I run a Healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest.
Your Focus of Study:
As with all my courses, the focus of study on the selected special Mini-Course theme, is studied with reference to two charts: yours and mine. The benefit of this approach is that it ensures authenticity and trust. We develop an excellent working relationship.
What Qualifications do you need to start these Mini-Courses?
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: As with all my courses, you have the wonderful opportunity of Vedic Astrology – Western Astrology crossover, if you wish for this. So, as a minimum qualification for the course, you do need to have a minimum working knowledge of how to interpret either your Western birth chart OR your Vedic birth chart. If you have only the basics of one of these, that’s no problem. I can fill in the gaps of by interpreting for you what the other discipline states about our lives, and you will make valuable steps of learning about the other discipline, as you progress through the mini-course.
MAXIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: But I know from long experience that even if you are very well qualified in either Vedic Astrology or Western Astrology, there will still be an enormous amount of benefit and new insight and potential for you that you will definitely get from studying these Mini-Courses. I have worked with highly-trained astrologers, and together we take understanding of our charts and our lives to new heights of excellence and benefit.
I am used to tutoring people with very advanced Astrology qualifications. My experience, knowledge, expertise and great care, all mean that a truly wonderful opening of knowledge, illumination, healing and empowerment will come to both of us in the chosen area of these crucially special and very important Mini-Course studies.
My Tuition Approach:
My tuition approach in these Mini-Courses is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling.
I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.
I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West.
The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.
Over the five-year period, I thus lived in and studied in a Hindu Ashram, with Tibetan Buddhist Gompas within the NKT, in a FWBO Centre as well as at Sharpham College and Gaia House Buddhist centres. I also conducted participant observation in Wiccan and Druid groups in Glastonbury, in Shamanic Journeying and Healing courses and groups, and lived for a time in a ‘Bender Site’ near Glastonbury: a community dedicated to ‘tread lightly on the Earth, and also worked and taught in a New Age Travellers’ Craft and Education centre. I feel that I gained vast awareness of these spiritual pathways, their strengths and weaknesses, their visions and inspirations, all of which I can share with you through my worldwide Readings and Courses. This background enables me to give your very special support and guidance.
Let’s look at three special key themes which underlie my Astrology Mini-Reading topics:
Theme 1:For what purposes can Vedic Astrology be used?
Well, first of all, I feel that Vedic Astrology offers the most extensive and unparalleled valid insight into your individual incarnational life purpose. It can bring you to authentic answer of the question: ‘Why am I here?’
Secondly, it can validly answer the key question: ‘What tasks did my soul chose for me this time?’
Thirdly, Vedic Astrology can also peerlessly define the detail and the divine purpose of the circumstance that will manifest at your birth.
Fourthly, Vedic Astrology gives you incredibly accurate indications as to your life’s unfoldment, and this perception is so valuable in that we can chart a course of healing and empowerment to sort out your life, so as to enable you to achieve the special tasks you came here to do – and also burn the negative scripts or karmas that you came here to burn.
The gift of Vedic astrology is the sophisticated perception it offers. To study a course with me or to have a Reading with is to unlock the revelation of the secret life of your soul and destiny, so as to heal and empower your progress through the world.
Theme 2 How does my Vedic Astrology relate to my Western Astrology?
Please note that a very special feature of my work, which I think could be unique, is that I always include insights from your Western Astrology in my Vedic Astrology courses and readings, if this is what you wish for.
I do feel that the validity of Vedic Astrology is actually, and very definitely, enhanced if certain insights of western astrology are added to it. I see this as pretty-well essential.
Psychodynamic Astrology: You see, Western astrology makes such wonderful and useful contributions as psychodynamic astrology. Psychodynamic astrology’s insights into your egoic psychological makeup is essential to understand and to learn to manage.
When you bring in Western Astrology as well as Vedic Astrology, you can learn to use such very worthwhile techniques as psychosynthesis, psychosynthesis roleplay and understanding and taking charge of your individuation.
Nature v Nurture: You can gain lightning illumination from ‘Nature v Nurture’ analysis.
Evolutionary Astrology: And it is so valuable also to work out the message of your western ‘evolutionary astrology’ declaring the effects of previous lives on our psychological drives, and on our egoic psychology, and assess how this augments Vedic Astrology’s peerless declaration of your incarnational life purpose.
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto: And then there’s the Outer Planets of Western astrology. Pluto’s death and rebirth deep energy; Neptune the visionary or the illusionist pied piper; Uranus the jarring harbinger of revolution.
Chiron, the Wounded Healer: I also feel it is totally crucial to add in to our understanding of our life and destiny the message of Chiron, the Wounded healer and the Western astrology outer planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
Theme 3. How do I bring in my needed Healing and Empowerment?
Vedic astrology can give you development of unique, acute and powerful perception and analysis about your Self and your Life, your Destiny and your Relationship. But let’s be clear: this perception and analysis, on its own, has very little value.
Indeed, I have seen so many people being disempowered by ranted legalistic mentalistic formula and mindset which cuts them off from their authentic reality. I have seen so many people losing the essence of their life to rigid mantra frameworks. The guru tradition can so disempower the passive students.
My point is that Vedic Astrology perception techniques can be so acute, so revealing and so powerful, but they can be parroted. They can be totally clever ‘painting by numbers’. They can involve wallowing in the past. They can be deracinated mentalism. They can be merciless to the point of being ‘ranted formula’ and useless Remedies, or the imposition of an inauthentic cultural mind-set.
So, please note that I do feel that the fullest use of Jyotish is actually its combination with healing and empowerment approaches. This is the real reason for doing it!
The Healing approaches I personally use include vision journeying, art work, embodiment, shamanic healing and Emotional Freedom Technique to provide healing and transformation.
And you can alternatively work face to face with both of us at our Healing Centre and airbnb in the West of Ireland, amid the breathtakingly beautiful and ancient mountains, seas and sacred sites, in the homely and wholesome and so creative and musical culture round here.
For more details on the Mini-Course Options, go to the relevant website:
Enrol for one of my powerful, deeply learned and incisive one-hour worldwide Astrology Mini-Readings. They are very caring, they are recorded, and they come complete with preparatory reports and charts, and you get opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
All of these Astrology Mini-Readings pick out a key issue of your destiny, a key issue of very special importance and focus, a special importance of great focus in your destiny and life-understanding.
Unusually: there’s the option of Western and Vedic Astrology combined. To all of these Readings, I bring expert vastly-trained depth understanding of your Vedic Astrology AND of your Western psychodynamic and Evolutionary Astrology as well!
Unusually, I also use Tarot to provide expert intuitive dimensions of declaration and meaning to clarify the declaration of the Astrology.
You can order these Astrology Mini-Readings either for yourself, or for another. I offer these worldwide Mini-Readings for all ages from new-born baby to Seniors.
And please note also that Healing and Empowerment of your life is always a Key Issue of the perception I generate in these expert Mini-Readings.
These are very special, indeed unique invitations.
Here is the list of Mini-Readings available.
Mini-Reading 1: Your Lunar and Solar Self: Sun, Moon and Ascendant/Lagna in our two charts.
Mini-Reading 2: What is my Incarnational Life Purpose?
Mini-Reading 3: What are the Aims of my Life?
Mini-Reading 4: What are the Messages from my Soul?
Mini-Reading 5: How do I understand the meaning and manifestation of my planets in my Life?
Mini-Reading 6: What are the Qualities of my Nature?
Mini-Reading 7: What are my Doshas?
Vedic Astrology is an extremely powerful means of analysing your life and destiny. And I offer expert Vedic Astrology combined it with in-depth Western Astrology if required.
Expert Western astrology offers psychosynthesis, psychosynthesis role-play and Individuation awareness. I can include Alice Bailey’s reception of the Seven Rays. Evolutionary Western astrology offers profound insights as to past life scripts that are being set in this life, and how we will experience these psychologically.
NOTE: I am totally open to sharing with you: journeying techniques, energy work, mantra and visualisation, so as to greatly build upon your personal experience of the great themes being studied in respect of our two lives.
As with all my work, these Mini-Readings are all so caring and expert. I am very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.
I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling, and I have taken part in a five-year university-based field study: a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury, studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West: Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Paganism and Utopian communities.
Together with my partner, Maggie Pashley, I run a Healing Centre complete with B&B, in County Mayo, in the utterly beautiful far West of Ireland, so in addition to working with me worldwide online, you can also come for our many healings, to my tours to visit to the Sacred Sites of the ancient Irish, or just the holiday of your dreams.
I look forward to sharing your journey with you,