I WANT TO CONGRATULATE a wonderful student of mine from Brazil on completing the course on The Nine Elements of the Human Body, as part of the Druid Forest SchoolMystical Energy Work Course.
We study how the nine elements of our body connect to the Cosmos.
It’s the same as The Song Of Amergin.
Here is the Song Of Amergin sung so wonderfully by Fran Dempsey:
Amergin was the great Druid of the Milesians, who invaded Ireland and fought the Tuatha De Danaan and their Gods for possession of the Land. Amergin sings of the fact that each human is a microcosm of the macrocosm, that each human is the ‘Purusha‘ of Vedic Spirituality: the Sanskrit word for ‘Cosmic Man’.
At yet more warfare, The Tuatha despaired of being able to express their divine insight and their special skills, nor manifest the Divine Intention that the Gods created Ireland for.
And so the Tuatha De Danaan retreated to the hollow hills and fairy mounds to await the time when humanity was again able to receive their message…
The Nine Elements of the ancient Irish Druids (The Duile) are:
The Druid Forest School Mystical Energy Work Course also includes:
Working also with the three Cauldrons of Poesy
Imbas or ‘illumination’ ‘knowing’ or ‘Truth against the World’.
The true meaning of reality in ancient stories such as the Slaying of Miach.
Connections to wider dimensions of our consciousness to the Celtic Otherworlds:
and Connection to the land-Sea-Sky – and Earth Energies:
And other courses of the Druid Forest School are:
The Ogham, the Tree Alphabet of the Ancient Irish Druids
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Irish.
Working with Douglas Chamberlain, a musician and artist based in a Chicago Theatre, audio-visual resources are being developed to support your journey to meet: The Morrigan and The Dagda, as at present, with the Druid Forest School website soon being re-organised to include Journeys to Meet as well: Manannan, Lugh, Diancecht, Miach, Airmed, Danu, Brigid, Corra, Midir, Etain and Angus the God of Love.
Freddy Mercury’s Astrology Birth Chart and Destiny:
Here is an appreciation of Freddy Mercury’s Destiny, Creativity and Music, and an exploration of his Western and Vedic Astrology Birth Chart.
This is followed by a note on the Astrology for the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody in October 2018.
Freddy Mercury was the lead singer of the rock band Queen and a world phenomenon, remembered for his exceptional four-octave vocal range and power, his totally innovative uncanny brilliant talent and his extreme flamboyant posing and posturing stage charisma.
He composed many international hits, including: Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and We Are the Champions.
He was born Farrokh Bulsara, on September 5th, 1946. His strict and conventional Parsi family originated from the city of Bulsar in Gujarat, but had emigrated to Zanzibar and they fled from Zanzibar to England in 1974, with Freddy at age 17, to escape the slaughter of the revolution there.
Freddy had a desperately shy and withdrawn childhood and teenage due to his dental deformity. His family imposed strict conventional clerical style ideals for his life, but early on Freddy became obsessed with his music.
He was shy and devoted to his girlfriend Mary Austin. He remained life-long devoted to her, but he moved to gay relationships from the mid ‘70s. His career leapt from obscurity following Queen being formed around 1970/71. His star performance was Live Aid in 1985, he played to vast worldwide audience. His drugs use grew, and he died of AIDS on November 24, 1991, aged 45yrs.
Here’s his Vedic Birth Chart: So, what is the special message here?
Well, his chart is fascinating.
Chitra Nakshatra: Note first that Freddy Mercury’s Venus is in super-creative Chitra Nakshatra (ruled by Visvakarma the Heavenly Architect) and his Jupiter and Mars are also in Chitra, and Chitra is ruled by Mars, and its power animal is the Female Tiger – and that seems pretty appropriate!
Chitras incarnate so as to manifest a special creative spark in this lifetime. Often, they have to overcome a karmic block to manifesting their special spark. The Nakshatras are the wonderfully declarative 27 Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology that so accurately state our personality, warts and all. You can enrol on my Nakshatras Course at: www.nakshatrasadvancedcourse.com
PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra: And note most importantly that Freddy Mercury’s Sun is in the difficult 2nd pada of desirous, fertile, sexual and creative PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra, ruled by Venus.
Although it’s ruled by Venus, this is a Fallen Venus in Freddy’s case because his Sun comes to the second of the four padas the Nakshatra is divided into, and PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra’s second pada is ruled by Virgo/Mercury (!) and Virgo is the sign where PurvaPhalguni’s ruler, desirous Venus, is most deeply fallen.
Purva Phalguni is sensual, artistic, lazy and vain, but Freddy Mercury’s Venus-ruled Sun finds it most difficult to express itself properly, and sexual expression is harmed. This is because his Sun is placed in the greatly debilitating Virgo sector of this Venus-ruled Nakshatra.
And of course, Venus also rules the Vedic sign of Libra occupied by Freddy’s natal Venus and his natal Jupiter.
Rahu Conjunct Uranus conjunct the Midheaven: Note that Freddy Mercury’s Rahu (North Node) is super-closely conjunct Uranus, so he’s utterly driven to be revolutionary, controversial and lightning for career. AND this Rahu-Uranus is exactly conjunct his Midheaven!
And note most importantly that with Ketu (South Node) in 4th House and Rahu in 10th House, his destiny was not to be valued for who he was by his Mother (and his individual special creative genius was not at all the boy his Parsi parents wanted, as comes out so well in the film, and that’s one reason why he changed his name), and so he was driven to seek value through career. BUT of course, this is an illusory attempt at value, because the only way we can find value is to learn to value ourselves!
Mars: Freddy had Mars in 2nd House in his Vedic birth chart. A malefic in the 2nd House. Hence the dental deformity which so harmed his childhood and adolescence.
The second House is about wealth, but also mouth, also voice, also childhood. It’s the start of life nexus of food, money, wealth and family dynamics! Comfort and self-worth. Protect and nurture the family’s space on the face of the Earth. Artha!
To have Mars in 2nd House affects voice a lot. Traditionally it’s the cheerleader who laughs a lot, charming, captivating, forceful speech, misuse of sexual energy. But Mars brings a sharp edge so there’s mouth and teeth problems, talking too much or too fast. Harsh speech. And in Freddy’s case his unique chameleon vocal power and range.
Mars as Atmakaraka planet: And note that Freddy’s Mars is actually his Atmakaraka Planet (AK = our Soul Indicator. It points to a very special task of working to correct the energy of that planet because of what happened in previous life.
And note that in Freddy’s case, Mars as AK planet rules the Houses of the Mother and the Father: the 4th and the 5th Houses.
And there’s four more things about Freddy’s Mars:
1. Freddy has Chiron conjunct Mars: He is the wounded masculine. And we see from the houses Mars rules and occupies, that his existential wound around Mars, signifies a very core wound around the mother and the father, plus the upbringing, early family life, sense of self, self-esteem, peace of mind, sense of security.
2. Freddy had Neptune conjunct Mars: Neptune in the 2nd House brings spiritual values/dreams, if it doesn’t also bring drink, drugs and illusion: hypnotic speech. Impermanence. Elusiveness of reality. Evaporation of family security. Unreal, hypocritical, invasive early family life. Weird violence and harassment? Confusion about his desires.
3. Mars is aspected by Rahu: lack of any peace. It’s exact: Rahu, the North Node is at 23 degrees Taurus; Mars at 23 degrees Virgo. And so Rahu aspects Chiron too: Rahu’s driven habitual violent obsession is part of the wound, just as his parents’ impact on his development in early childhood is part of the wound. And all is unreal, because of the effect of Neptune. And so he developed AIDS, loss of resistance and immunity.
4. Saturn aspects Freddy’s Mars: In fact, we have Saturn and Pluto aspecting: just as Saturn Pluto are moving to conjunction in the heavens now: especially when Pluto enters Vedic Capricorn on 31st December 2020, with Saturn already there. Saturn conjunct Pluto is a grimly held energy, but is can be the container for explosive liberation.
KAL SARPA YOGA: Most importantly, Freddy has Kal Sarpa Yoga: all his planets are between the Nodes of the Moon (Rahu and Ketu). Only his Moon is outside this axis: alone and unsupported. Kal Sarpa Yoga creates a preposterous and confrontative person (unless they do the needed spiritual work. Donald Trump has Kal Sarpa Yoga. But Freddy’s unsupported Moon does point to a mind with at best problematic stability: an unsupported Moon, a Kemadruma Moon. See my Blog on Kal Sarpa Yoga.
Mercury: And of course, because Freddy’s 2nd House was Vedic Virgo, his 2nd House Ruler was: yes: Mercury! Mercury is in its own sign of Gemini in his Navamsha chart. Vedic astrology has a wonderful system of derived charts, or divisional charts, called Varga Charts. Each Varga chart says something so wonderfully illuminating and powerful about the area of our life that that Varga Chart Rules. The D9 or Navamsha Chart is the 9th Harmonic Chart: the chart of our soul, our Ashram (our natural and intended ideal life situation) and of course: marriage. If you know some Vedic Astrology already, do enrol on my wonderful Varga Course. It’s both very practical – and also spiritual and esoteric. See my Advanced Vedic Astrology courses: https://www.advancedvedicastrologycourse.com/
Neptune: His Neptune is in Hasta Nakshatra, by the way, and this is bad – bad because Hastas tend to be chameleon anyway, albeit this is the sign for special skills. The Lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody are so Neptunian:
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see…
Avasthas: His chart is also fascinating also for its Rashi Avasthas analysis which shows so clearly the standing of each planet in our chart, and the way our planets treat each other. Some of the devaluations and conflicts in Freddy Mercury’s chart are exceptional and striking, a battleground that created his stage performances. You can study Avasthas as part of my Vedic Astrology Course: www.mastervedicastrology.com
The following Avasthas Table shows how his Sun and Venus are both in Jagrat status: alive and ready to express their natures, however complexly they may stand in the chart:
The Moon so trashes Saturn, from Saturn’s raw strength score of 246 strength points to -271.3. Mercury trashes Mars from raw score of 350 strength points to -133.2. And Chiron is conjunct his Mars (see Western Chart below). But Jupiter boosts Venus from raw score of 323.7 to +883.9.
If you want to learn about your Avasthas, you can enrol for a Reading at www.starwheelastrology.com , or its covered in my Foundation Vedic Astrology Course at: www.mastervedicastrology.com . Here’s Freddy’s Avasthas Table for his Birth Chart: the Strength of his planets and how they treat each other:
Here’s Freddy Mercury’s Western Astrology Birth Chart by Astrocalc: Really significant that Chiron is conjunct his Mars.
And Here’s Freddy Mercury’s Western Astrology Chart by Megastar. This is his psychodynamic Astrology Chart. Note how Neptune is rated an ‘Unaspected Subpersonality’ so Neptune qualities of vision, idealism, sensitivity/illusion, drugs or delusion, are deemed to be unintegrated with the rest of his personality.
And Neptune is in his 1st House: what is real about the personality he projected???????
Freddy Mercury Natal Data: Natal Data: 5.9.1946, 06.30 hrs, Tanzania, Zanzibar.
N.B. Some give TOB as 05.10 or 06.25. Neither Freddy nor his parents knew the exact Time of Birth. I have not done a formal rectification, but I feel the 06.30 TOB works best, having regard to his teeth, mouth and voice issues, Vedic Astrology 2nd House.
(06.30 TOB has Sun conj Asc).(Freddy Mercury died of Aids on 24th February 1991).
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2. The Astrology for the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody in October 2018.
So why is Freddy Mercury’s chart and destiny an issue now? Well, the present Ireland smash release of the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ occurred where there’s actually a very special connection between the 2018 Venus transit for the time of the film’s release and Freddy Mercury’s natal Venus and his birth chart.
Basically, Venus entered Vedic Libra on 1st September 2018. Venus turned Retrograde on 6th October at 16 deg Vedic Libra, and Venus does not turn direct until 16th November at 1 deg Vedic Libra.
So 2018 Venus remains in Vedic Libra for an exceptionally long length of time, not entering Vedic Scorpio until 1st January.
And the missing piece in this jigsaw is that Freddy Mercury’s Venus is at 5 deg Vedic Libra.
So it seems true synchronicity that Bohemian Rhapsody film was released at this time that 2018 Venus was transiting over Freddy Mercury’s natal Venus!!!
And he is a singer where Venus issues were central in his life.
And so it is now that the art, vigour and energies of Freddy Mercury again smash into the consciousness.
There’ an extraordinary ‘coincidence’ here, because this exceptional long transit of Venus in Vedic Libra has Venus now transiting conjunct Freddy Mercury’s own natal Venus.
Acknowledgement: I’d like to thank a most able student of mine for contribution to this study of Freddy Mercury’s life, destiny and death, and his rebirth now through the film: Bohemian Rhapsody. With the greatest brilliance, she has studied my Master Vedic Astrology Foundation Course, my Bhavat Bhavam Course and now my wonderful Varga Course. The World needs her. Her wonderful comment on Freddy Mercury’s glittering tragic life is: And isn’t it incredible how we might be reminded of some of our own stuff in the chart of this someone that we might perceive as so very different from ourselves. ‘Isn’t life amazing to witness when we look at it from the perspective that all of us are part of the one?’
Her comment on the brilliance and the tragedy was to quote one of Shaina Noll Videos:
How could anyone ever tell you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFsV_5fAuU&list=RD6mFsV_5fAuU&start_radio=1#t=6
Welcome to the Astrology and Healing Newsletter for November 2018.
Maggie Pashley brings you news about healing and empowerment through the very powerful method of Future Life Progression. .
And Michael Conneely gives you invaluable information about the planetary energies we will be encountering in November 2018.
First of all, here’s Maggie with:Back to the future – how Future Life Progression can help you create a better future: In the last newsletter I talked about Past Life Regression and promised to talk about Future Life hypnosis this month. In a Future Life hypnosis session, we can choose to go into a future time in this lifetime, for example 5 or 10 years ahead or even into a future lifetime.
So why would you want to do that?Well for a number of reasons actually:
To try on different options for career, where to live, lifestyle choices etc and pick the one that is going to be the most fulfilling to us
To gain future hind-sight and trouble-shoot future issues so you can make adjustments in your present life which lead to a better outcome
To connect with a wiser, more evolved version of yourself and draw on their experience, skills
To get inspiration and motivation from future successes
To discover what can really make you happy
To be aware of future trends for business, investment, product development, location of premises
To visit a future life-time and gain a sense of the journey of your soul, and to make sense of your current life-time and your learnings from it
To connect with future partners and business associates
To benefit from future energy today
We specifically ask that you are only shown things that are useful for you to know and that if you are made aware of any future problems they are ones you have the ability to change by your present actions.
People often report that events that see in a Future Life session can manifest more quickly and easily as they are already connected with that energy.
What happens in a session?
We first of all chat about the areas that you would like to explore: such as work, love, family, health, where to live, different decisions you have to make etc and the time-frame you would like to look at. Then I guide you into a place of deep relaxation/light trance and into your preferred time frame. I accompany you all the time and ask questions to help you connect more fully with the experience. I make sure I ask questions which shed light on the areas you stated you wanted to explore in the consultation. Often you will get very helpful guidance from your Future Self.
I will get you to anchor the positive energies from the future life that can benefit you now and get you to bring these back to your present life. We then have a debrief at the end of the session and reinforce all that you have discovered in the session.
Are you just making it up?
It can certainly feel like you are making it up to begin with but it generally feels very real at the same time. People often report events happening as they saw them in a session, or meeting people they had met in a FLP session. It definitely is very different from visualizing an intended future as you are not trying to impose a vision on your future but rather let the future come to you from your own unconscious.
You don’t have to be local. You just need an internet connection
If you live in or around Co Sligo, then you are most welcome to come and have a face-to-face session with me either at Sligo Wellness in Sligo Town or my home practice in Dromore West. However, most of my sessions are on-line and I can work with you anywhere in the world. You just need reasonable internet, a quiet comfortable and private space and a chair or bed where your head is supported and you can relax.
And next: Michael Conneely gives you invaluable information about the planets in November 2018:Great opportunity for perception and insight and understanding – strategising and healing and empowering as well: Let’s start with two special interest items:
Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddy Mercury Queen’s Lead Singer and Venus in November 2018: We need to start with the exceptional transit of Venus right now.
And because it’s Venus, we also need to start with the present Ireland smash release of the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ where there’s actually a very special connection between the 2018 Venus transit for the time of the film’s release and Freddy Mercury’s natal Venus and his birth chart.
The film is all about the life and death of Freddy Mercury lead singer of the sixties pop group Queen.
And there’ an extraordinary ‘coincidence’ here, because this exceptional long transit of Venus in Vedic Libra has Venus now transiting conjunct Freddy Mercury’s own natal Venus (Freddy Mercury died of Aids on 24th February 1991).
So, what is the special message here?
Well,Freddy Mercury’s chart is fascinating. And note that as with all the constituent items of this Newsletter post, each item has a follow-up post later in the month giving more details about the constituent Newsletter item. So, do look out for that deeper post about Freddy Mercury and Bohemian Rhapsody film up-coming shortly.
I’ll be publishing Freddy Mercury’s natal charts in the follow-up blog post, but basically, note for now that Freddy Mercury’s Venus is in super-creative Chitra Nakshatra (ruled by Visvakarma the Heavenly Architect) and his Jupiter and Mars are also in Chitra, and Chitra is ruled by Mars, and its power animal is the Female Tiger – and that seems pretty appropriate!
And note most importantly that Freddy Mercury’s Sun is in the difficult pada 2 of PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra – difficult because sexual and creative PurvaPhalguni has its second pada ruled by Mercury (!) the sign where Venus is most deeply fallen and so because ruled by Venus as the Ruler of PurvaPhalguni, Freddy Mercury’s Sun finds it most difficult to express itself properly, and sexual expression is harmed.
Note that Freddy Mercury’s Rahu (North Node) is super-closely conjunct Uranus, so he’s utterly driven to be revolutionary, controversial and lightning. AND this Rahu-Uranus is exactly conjunct his Midheaven!
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And note that with Ketu in 4th House and Rahu in 10th House his destiny was not to be valued for who he was by Mother (and the way this creative genius was not the boy his Parsi parents wanted comes out so well in the film, and that’s one reason why he changed his name) and so he was driven to seek value through career. BUT of course, this is illusory, because the only way we can find value is to learn to value ourselves!
His Neptune is in Hasta Nakshatra, by the way, and this is bad – bad because Hastas tend to be chameleon anyway, albeit this is the sign for special skills.
So, see the upcoming supplementary blog post for charts and the utterly fascinating fuller analysis.
His chart is also fascinating also for its Rashi Avasthas analysis which shows so clearly the standing of each planet in our chart, and the way our planets treat each other, and some of the devaluations in Freddy Mercury’s chart are exceptional and striking.
So why is Freddy Mercury’s chart and destiny an issue now? Well, basically, Venus entered Vedic Libra on 1st September 2018. Venus turned Retrograde on 6th October at 16 deg Vedic Libra, and Venus does not turn direct until 16th November at 1 deg Vedic Libra. And the missing piece in this jigsaw is that Freddy Mercury’s Venus is at 5 deg Vedic Libra.
So 2018 Venus remains in Vedic Libra for an exceptionally long length of time, entering Vedic Scorpio on 1st January, so it seems true synchronicity that Bohemian Rhapsody film was released at this time that 2018 Venus was transiting over Freddy Mercury’s natal Venus, and so it is now that the art, vigour and energies of Freddy Mercury again smash into the consciousness.
Halloween / Samhain November 1st is, of course, Halloween. And Halloween or Samhain has been massively celebrated in Ireland for 5,000 years. Halloween has been celebrated, together with: Imbolc: the veneration of the lactation of the Ewes: mother sheep preparing to nurture their young on February 1st, at Imbolc; Beltain: the Festival of the Mating of the God and Goddess at Beltain on May 1st; Lughnasadh the celebration of Harvest on August 1st.
Also of course, the Summer and Winter Solstices (June 21st and December 21st) were also celebrated big time by the Ancient Irish, with the ancient tombs being aligned to these, and so also were the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes celebrated (March 21st and September 21st).
So, here’s one of the countless Halloween displays that were put out at the small village of Easky with its world-class surfing beach. It’s on the Sligo Coast, just a couple of kilometres from our healing centre:
To see the utterly incredible rest of the nearby Easky village Halloween display, see the separate Blog Post up coming very shortly, as, like all constituent items in this Newsletter, Halloween also has its own expanded blog posting during the month of November. So, do watch out for the utterly unbelievable Easky Halloween nightmare in the upcoming blog posts for this month. Not to mention, also, the utterly terrible Cave of Oweynagat, the abode of The Morrigan, the Irish War Goddess, beneath the Coronation mound of the ancient Kings and Queens of Connaught. This cave was the abode of The Morrigan, near here, from whose mouth the ancient manuscripts record horrific beasts and ghouls issuing forth for thousands of years every Samhain/Halloween …..
Next, let’s review the Planets’ positions in November 2018:
Soul Level Healing, Talks and Journeys this Autumn,
with Maggie Pashley
It’s interesting as we approach Halloween / Samhain and people talk about the veils between worlds being thin that this newsletter is talking about two new kinds of soul level healing that I’m offering.
I’ve just done two new trainings which both offer soul level healing Future Life Progression and Soul Realignment.
Future Life Progression – time travelling into the past or the future
As a hypnotherapist, I must admit that I had a bit of resistance to doing Past Life Regression as I felt people could often come with preconceived ideas of how they wanted to experience themselves in past lives, or maybe it was also my own resistance. However having just witnessed for myself the power of exploring past and future lives, I’m pleased to say all that has changed and I have been simply loving this work and amazed at the insights and healing that has been offered to my clients in their current life. Healing and insights that are practical, liberating and empowering!
What I also love is that we can get those insights and healing in an easy, comfortable way. We can certainly feel compassion for a past life self undergoing difficulty but we don’t experience any discomfort, pain or trauma. And I can certainly testify to that having experienced a past life to address fear of heights. I saw myself being whipped to near death and thrown off a cliff while still alive and it was a comfortable and very uplifting experience. Yes, really!! My past life self was a free thinker and was being punished and killed for his beliefs. His message to me was to make full use of the relative safety of present times and to express myself freely, not to be afraid of either heights or self-expression! What a gift!
I’ve taken people into Past Lives to understand or heal an area of their life – such as relationships, issues with money, a particular fear as well as to connect with a fascination for a particular skill such as music, art, writing and to bring back knowledge or expertise that can be helpful.
Equally, we can travel to a future moment in this life or even to a future lifetime. So why do that? Well most of us have experienced moments of hindsight where we say to ourselves ‘if only I’d know that, I would have done that differently/sooner/later/not at all’.
Looking at a moment in your future can give you a future hindsight so that you can become more aware of the consequences of your choices and can help you make better decisions, can make you aware of actions that will lead to your best future. We always ask that you only see that which you can change. People can ask to see a Future Self in five or ten years time to look at how their life will be if they continue with their current lifestyle. They can get advice from their future self, and take those tips and advice and create an alternate best life for themselves if necessary. When we connect to the energy of that best future life it can bring it to us more quickly and easily as we are learning to resonate with that energy. It will feel more natural to make choices more in alignment with that future best life.
We can also visit future lifetimes. And why would we want to do this? Well our future lifetime self is generally much more evolved than our current self and can offer great advice and inspiration as well as making us aware of future trends, of actions that can support our future and that of our future communities.