Astrology August 2018 and Healing Newsletter

Astrology August 2018 and Healing Magazine

MAGGIE BEST JUNE 16Upping your Game – how to play like a champion – Sports Success Healing from Maggie Pashley: 

It takes great discipline and many hours of training and practice to become an excellent sportsperson so that’s why it can be soul-destroying to know you have all the abilities but fail to deliver on the day. Why is that?

  1. Nerves and anxiety. On the big day, there is more at stake. There may be the chance of promotion or relegation, cups, prize money, fame and fortune as well as the thrill of being on top of that leader board. For many that can increase anxiety and stress
  2. Internal dialogue which reminds you of the last time you missed a shot, past humiliations, expectations of losing, conclusions you’ve made about yourself ‘I’ve got a weak backhand/I miss goals when it really counts’ and so on. It may be other people’s discouraging remarks that you’ve absorbed and come to belief.
  3. Fear of standing out, fear of the pressure of future expectations of you to consistently win, fear of jealousy and attack (the tall poppy syndrome), or of losing friendships
  4. Maybe needing to embrace a different side of yourself, a side you don’t naturally use such as perseverance, stamina, a more aggressive streak if it’s a competitive tough sport, or conversely be a team-player if it’s a team sport, the ability to keep going despite knockbacks and so on

These are just a few reasons and there can be many other underlying reasons why it can feel unsafe, impossible or just plain wrong to excel at something you, at least at a conscious level want to achieve. Of course you may not be at all interested in competitive sport. You may simply wish to enjoy doing some activity and wish to get better at it to increase that enjoyment and feel frustrated that you can’t make any progress.

So let me give you some tips:

Tap out your blocks

Close your eyes and imagine yourself playing that sport or doing that activity. Start from the time you go about getting ready for that playing, packing your kit, travelling to the match or sports centre, getting changed and so on until you feel any particular anxiety or negativity.

Stop at that point and tune into your body. Is there butterflies in your stomach, racing heart, tightness or restriction, a negative voice nagging you that you are a loser, do you get a flash of your last defeat. Note that and give the intensity it creates for you a number between 0-10 – your personal score of discomfort. Describe it in some way eg fluttering in my chest. Or you may have a memory or image come to mind – the last time you lost a race and felt dejected or somebody’s harsh words or jeering in your head.

Tap on the side of your hand with the fingers of the other hand and say ‘Even though… and then your description of your particular discomfort eg Even though I have this fluttering in my chest I accept myself/I’m still a great tennis player/golfer etc (whatever feels good for you). Then take a reminder phrase eg fluttering in my chest as you tap lightly on the following points: top of the head, edge of the eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, upper lip, lower lip, collarbone and under your arm (4 inches from your armpit). Then check back in to your body. Has that feeling changed? It may have lessened, it may have changed in some way so adjust the statement to reflect that. When you feel ok with that particular aspect move on and see other parts of that activity and repeat the process until you can feel more comfortable with the entire scene you are imagining. Go through it again for good measure.

See yourself winning a match, a race and note whether there is any discomfort or disbelief associated with that and repeat the above process until you feel ok. Imagine a vivid scenario of you winning or achieving what is important for you. Put your right hand out and imagine projecting a picture of you achieving your goal on to that hand. Experience it with as many of your senses as possible. Then bring your hand up and raise your eyes to look at that image. Breathe life into your image and then bring your hand down to your heart, breathe in and imagine taking all the energy of that image into your heart.

Bring in some extra resources:

One very common scenario is being able to perform really well except when it counts on the Big Day. Close your eyes and imagine yourself performing well as vividly as you can. If possible give a name to that feeling. Make that imagined experience as strong as you can, breathe into it and then bring a thumb and index finger together as you say the name you gave it. This is creating a positive anchor for you. Reinforce it but releasing your finger and thumb, taking three breaths and bringing them back together again with the name of that resourceful feeling. Repeat that a few times, suggesting to yourself that it will get stronger each time. When it feels like a strong powerful anchor use it by once more imagining the scenario which was challenging for you previously and re-imagining it with this new helpful energy as you hold your thumb and index finger together. Practice that a few times until it feels like you have integrated this new resourceful state so that you feel able to go beyond your previous limitations.

Bring in some resources from other areas of your life:

Close your eyes and tune into your inner wisdom and ask what resourceful energies you would need to achieve the results you desire – that could be strength, confidence, endurance, conviction, self-belief, breakthrough etc. Then contact an area of your life where that quality is present, no matter how unrelated it might feel. Connect to that state, amplify it as before, create an anchor as before. You may find it more powerful to choose a number of these inner resources and anchor one after the other and then combine them to give yourself a ‘power cocktail’ that you can then integrate to give you a much more empowered response to the area which previously challenged you.

Studies have shown that our imagination is extremely powerful so that if we imagine playing a sport the same muscle will fire off. So imagining yourself playing with confidence, strength determination, flare, accuracy or whatever your sport requires, combined with physical training will let you get the most out of your game.

Please try these tips for yourself and see how they work for you and if you feel like some extra non-physical coaching then please get in touch with me either through my website: or email me at

Here’s my video on this subject:

Next: August 2018 Astrology Summary from Michael Conneely:

IN AUGUST 2018, We are still in Eclipse mode. Depending on how the three eclipses of the present cycle impact your chart and how they impact on you individually, our energies are low. Our emotions are over-sensitive. The Shadow looms bigger. The hidden areas of our psyches direct our thinking and action demanding recognition and change. Deep secrets and unconscious patterns arise to be purged.

But our Ego digs in. It squirms from and it blocks the divine aim which is to dislodge our unhelpful scripts and find inspiration and healing.

Our body and energetic sheathes cry out at eclipse earthquake/tsunami times for healing and growth, rather than being easily able to perceive their true nature and embrace the opportunities for growth.

Yes, we are here to create continuity and strategy. But we must also embrace healing energy to become that special spark we incarnated to become this time. The British newspaper were calling the Lunar Eclipse of July 27th the ‘End of Days Eclipse’ because it’s the longest in the 21st Century. It isn’t the End of Days.

But think what release and empowerment it will be if we embrace its weird gamut of energies at all levels of our consciousness and life, develop our clear awareness of these scripts – and HEAL!

So, in summary, August 2018 has the third eclipse in the present Eclipse Cycle: The Solar Eclipse on August 11th. There’s a very difficult Mars. Augusts lunations are in rather tense Nakshatras, with the third Eclipse in the present cycle. All the planets are retrograde except for Venus and Jupiter. Though Mercury turns Direct on August 18th and Mars turns Direct on August 27th.

Also, there is intense Kal Sarpa Yoga is in the Heavens. Venus is debilitated in Vedic Virgo. So we look to the Great Benefic Jupiter for blessing and purpose since he resumed direct motion on July 10th. Sun enters Vedic Leo on 17th August, and Sun is in the Cancer – Leo Gandanta zone from 13th to 20th August. Gandanta effect is extreme August 15th to 18th.  The dangerous days for August are: 18th to 23rd – see my note on ‘dangerous days’, below.

This all means that August 2018 is a time for needed looking within and noting and assessing our patterns, and seeking to heal situations.

So, August 2018 is a month for sustaining calm and stability, for being reflective and consistent and careful. And do note that in addition to that, there’s strong inspiration and transformation possibilities, and the Chiron-Saturn square offers a very special healing energy that needs to be understood to be embraced. What I have written below on the Chiron-Saturn transit square, below, is very important.

The transiting aspects in the heavens include:
Ketu conjunct Mars
Uranus square Mars
Jupiter Trine Neptune
The Grand Trine of Sun with Uranus and Saturn.
These aspects are are listed and explained towards the end of this Forecast and they make very valuable contributions to our consciousness and our lives.  


Mars is in the spotlight in August 2018, and needs to be understood. He’s very powerful. He’s conjunct Ketu/South Node and he’s square Uranus. So, he’s irritable and driven and demanding.
Let’s hope there haven’t been temper tantrums with family members!

Mars was conjunct Ketu the South Node of the Moon at the great Lunar Eclipse of 27th July, and so this Mars square Uranus is continuing and carrying on the intense, dissatisfied, demanding and turbulent energies of the Eclipse. On 22nd September Mars becomes conjunct Ketu/South node again for the third and final time.

If you can stand the irritation through all this time, you could be inspired!

Also, Mars is at his closest to Earth since 2003. He won’t be this close again until 2035. Being so close Mars’ implacable fiery spear burns us bright and hot.

Mars is Retrograde from June 26th through to much of August. If you look at the Vedic Ephemeris, below, you see that Mars started August retrograde at 8 deg Vedic Capricorn. For full astrological details of 2018 see my 2018 Astrology Pages:

Retrograde Mars: Note that Mars turns direct on 27th August at 4 deg Vedic Capricorn, and he ends August at that same degree. So, in other words, Mars does not even regain his pre-retrogradation position during August. And note that when a planet is retrograde in the heavens, it’s difficult and frustrating to get his energies right. We can be seething and repressed, driven to express ourself (and of course, over-do it all!).

Feelings of past failures, distortions and sublimations of our mars energy can drive us mad at this time. We can feel humiliated, infuriated and discontented.

But note that once Mars does resume direct motion, his energy will be a lot more positive, and add to that that Mars is actually Exalted in Vedic Capricorn. But still we must be careful how we handle Mars energies. Mars is a malefic. We have to be careful how we handle Malefics’ energies when it comes to relationships issues.

Mars in Uttarashadha Nakshatra: Note that all this month of August 2018, Mars is transiting UttaraAshadha Nakshatra. UttaraAshadha is ruled by the Sun, and its power animal is the mongoose, so people with UttaraAshadha emphasis in their chart should be careful not to be dominating or aggressive to others. See my Videos and blogs on all the Nakshatras.

Actually, I also have a planet video series which seeks to present how each plant is in its divine nature, and then how each planet manifest in our consciousness and our life through the filters of sign, house and aspect in our natal chart. And for those on my courses, there’s also a journey video where we seek to meet and heal the refracted or distorted planet of our own particular life.

And in my Vedic astrology course, I teach Avasthas, and I use these in all my astrology Readings. This system shows the standing of each planet in your birth chart, and how your planets treat each other. For example, if you have Mars conjunct Saturn in your birth chart, you may want to go, go, go, but Saturn will block, block, block!

Mars has very slow velocity in the Heavens at this time. So, take care: when a planet has very slow apparent velocity in the heavens, he engraves his effect so much more powerfully and strongly in our lives.

And as if this were all not enough, Mars is in the ‘Out of Bounds’ state from July 4th until end September. Out of Bounds occurs when a planet exceeds 23.27 degrees north or south of the equator. So, this will make for some very Martian children born these two months: bold, iconoclastic and charismatic. This is because Mars is also in Vedic Capricorn at this time where he is Exalted, and he’s conjunct Ketu/South node as well!!!

Mars in Capricorn means pain and problems in knees, joints and muscles – and I have certainly found this. I am building an extension to our AirBnB, and the walls have now reached six feet. You try lifting breeze blocks higher than your head and cementing them in!!!

When Mars turns direct on 27th August, he will deliver the full power of his Exaltation in Capricorn. There have already been three exact conjunctions with Ketu, so we may have learned good things about how to handle that. And Mars is therefore delivering full exalted Martian energy to Vedic Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn through Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga. Powerful yes: but take care to be discriminating at the power of Mars!

So in the Vedic Sidereal Zodiac, Mars moves from 8 to 4 deg Capricorn.
This is 2 Aquarius to 28 Capricorn in the Western Tropical Zodiac.

The Eclipse Cycle.
See my videos and Blogs on the three Eclipses of the current cycle:

13th July 2018 Eclipse

27th July 2018 Eclipse

11th August 2018 Eclipse

Depending on how each eclipse falls on one of your natal planets (or not), these three eclipses will have great effect in your life for good or ill, so they need to be identified and understood in your life; book a reading with me.

The Lunar Eclipse of 27th July is the longest in 21st Century, and it will have raised matters and stress levels for you to deal with. And the Mars-Uranus square carries this on. And of course, Mars will turn direct and then go over the Eclipse point on the dates around 25th September, so embrace positive energy rather than have hissy fits!!!

So, make that special effort to release yourself from something that has held you in its clutches! But do this constructively and in a measured way if you can. End the struggle and anguish: positively! Read This Post as well

The August 11th Solar Eclipse is in Ashlesha Nakshatra, and this is the third and last in the present cycle. Ashlesha has very deep hurts and retaliations: deep, hurt serpent energy. Dominated by unconscious material. The eclipse could be a lightening bolt of freedom, as was the January Eclipse for those Ashleshas willing to open up!

Also, note that this eclipse is conjunct Mercury Retrograde, so be very careful of communications, travel and IT.
So, with Moon and Mercury in difficulties, we must all be careful to remember to be aware and gentle, and also caring in the managing our mind and emotions during and around this eclipse.

The August Solar Eclipse is Sun conjunct Moon at 24 deg Vedic Cancer, which is 18 deg Western Leo. See my Video and Blog for this Eclipse.


The New Moon is on 11th August

Moon is at 24 deg Vedic Cancer, or 19 deg western Leo. And this is of course the third and final Eclipse of the current Cycle.
This eclipse is in Ashlesha Nakshatra: 24 Cancer is in Ashlesha Nakshatra. This is hurt Sarpa/Serpent energy, and can be very hurtful in speech. It’s a difficult Nakshatra where the person has to do a lot of work on healing themselves. See my Nakshatras Video and Blog series, visit this page
And also see my Video and Blog for this Eclipse.

The Full moon is on 26th August

This is at 9 deg Vedic Aquarius or 3 deg Western Pisces.

Shatabishak Nakshatra: 9 deg Vedic Aquarius is in Shatabishak Nakshatra. I think this is a difficult Nakshatra in many ways. Its symbol is a circle, so it tends to create a world of its own and be quite authoritarian within that. It is ruled by Rahu. Its Deity is mystical Varuna. But when/if Shatabishaks heal themselves, they can become the healer of others, and for this reason it is called the Healer’s Sign or the One Hundred Healers. See my Nakshatras Video and Blog series.

Here is the Chart for the Full Moon August 26th:














Dangerous Days – August 2018:

I wrote in our June 2018 Newsletter of the Challenge to the Stability and Calm of your Mind (and the healing opportunity, of course) that is created in that the Moon currently has to take six days passing through three malefic-energy signs in a row each month. Will this be tantrums, hissy-fits and walk-outs, or being aware of the need to avoid these?

These three difficult signs are Vedic Scorpio (always difficult for the Moon), Vedic Sagittarius (occupied by Retrograde Saturn) and Vedic Capricorn (occupied by malefic Mars and Ketu).

The dangerous days for August are: 18th to 23rd.

For September, they are: 14th to 20th

And for October: 11th to 18th.

You might like to note these in your diary, just in case…..   …..


Venus is in Vedic Virgo from August 1st to September 1st. Venus is Fallen or has Debilitation status in Vedic Virgo, and generally speaking this can create a destiny where the person may have to learn to understand and heal blocks to expressing love easily and fully. These blocks are often mentalistic. But basically, Venus in Vedic Virgo can’t flower! But you can heal blocks to love!
While Venus is in Virgo in August 2018, Venus receives a 10th house aspect from Saturn in Vedic Sagittarius. So, Venus will be very challenges to bring us love, comfort, sexuality and beauty in August.
And matters are made worse for Venus because Virgo’s Ruler: Mercury is retrograde and in a water sign and struggling in this month.
N.B. Be very careful and compassionate in communications with others.
So, in August 2018, Venus moves from 0 to 30 Vedic Virgo, which is 23 Western Virgo to 22 Western Libra.
And Venus will be in Vedic Libra from September 1st, 2018 to January 1st, 2019.
Venus will be retrograde from October 5th to December 16th, 2018.
Venus will turn retrograde at 16 deg Vedic Libra. This is 10 deg Western Scorpio.

In terms of the Nakshatras, the wonderful and surely declarative 27-sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology (which depicts our emotional consciousness, warts and all, including our Redemption possibility) Venus enters PurvaPhalguni Nakshatra on July 16th. Venus rules PurvaPhalguni, and so the energy is very sexual, though not necessarily always easy, especially in Pada 2, the Virgo pada of PurvaPhalguni. (each of the 27 Nakshatras has four padas or quarters, each with a somewhat different energy). Venus is so creative in Purva Phalguni.


Saturn is retrograde in Vedic Sagittarius from April 17th to September 6th. Saturn starts August at 9 deg Vedic Sagittarius and ends August at 8 deg Vedic Sagittarius. Saturn is now transiting Mula Nakshatra, presided over by Niritti the confrontational Dark Goddess of Death and Destruction and Rebirth. When Saturn is Retrograde, he’s insisting that we learn his hard lessons of patience, hard work, dotting the Is and crossing the Ts.

It feels like things are slowing down and coming to standstill in our lives. His terms are exacting and uncompromising: we will be made to do better in some are of our life. Please don’t argue with him when he tells you it’s character-building! He is very non-negotiable. So, what we need to do is to scrutinise our life purpose here and apply this to trying to work out what to do about Lord Shani’s demands and pressures, and always remember that we also need to think ‘out fo the box’.

Saturn to natal Sun transits: If you have Sun in Vedic Sagittarius, the Saturn to Sun transit is famed for bringing to us either professional downfall or golden reaping, depending upon how we pass Saturn’s tests.

Saturn to natal Moon transits: Are you in Sade SateIf you have Moon in Vedic Scorpio you will be entering the last third of Sade Sate, the once every 28yr period, where Saturn passes through the Vedic sign before your natal Moon, the sign of your natal Moon and the sign after your natal Moon. Do get a reading from me because you need to understand Sade Sate. It’s like going down into a pit. You are at the bottom of the pit when Saturn actually conjucnts your natal Moon, then you rise up out of the pit. The whole process takes seven and a half years. During Sade Sate we are cut off from God’s grace with the Divine Intention that we see ourselves as we are without the supporting grace of God, and so we may make huge moves. Our life may fall apart in some way (because it needed to). We can feel depressed (because we can not embrace the new life that the collapse meant to open us to.
If you have moon in Vedic Sagittarius, then you are in the mid phase of Sade Sate.
If you have moon in Vedic Capricorn, then you are in the start phase of Sade Sate.

When measured by Saturn’s passage through Sade Sate using the Nakshatras (the 27-sign Lunar Zodiac) then it’s more accurate as to timing and as to the declaration of events. Watch out because some parts of Saturn’s transit are ‘fools paradise’ Nakshatras, while others are very hard learning. Get a reading from me.

So, in August 2018, Saturn transits from at 9 to 8 deg Vedic Sagittarius, which is 3 to 2 deg Western Capricorn.


Jupiter turned Direct on July 12th so please embrace his expansion and purpose amid all the contractionary retrogradation demand of Saturn. Jupiter starts the month of August in Swati Nakshatra, which is ruled by Rahu, but Jupiter is in Vishakha Nakshatra from August 2nd to October 22nd, and Jupiter rules Vishakha, so this should give steadier and solider enlargement and purpose. Vishakha Nakshatra spans end Vedic Libra and early Scorpio, and Jupiter enters Vedic Scorpio on 11th, remaining in Vedic Scorpio until March/April 2019.

Jupiter started August 2018 at 19 Vedic Libra, and ends the month at 23 Vedic Libra, and in the Western Tropical Zodiac, this is 14 deg Western Scorpio to 17 deg Western Scorpio. Venus and Jupiter are together in Vedic Libra from 1st September which is good energy for Librans: loving, creative and expansive.

Mercury starts the month Retrograde at 24 Vedic Cancer.

Eclipse falls on Planets in Birth Chart

An Eclipse falls on one of the Planets in my birth chart.
What does this mean for me?

When an eclipse affects one of the planets in your birth chart, this will have a big meaning in your life and definitely needs to be understood.

Remember, eclipses undam dammed up energies, so whether an eclipse’s effects on you are positive or negative will depend on how well you are on course for your meant destiny in life. It is essential to realize that if you are off course, and eclipse will bring downfall, but of course here we hit the issue of phenomenology, because if your life is off course, then you need collapse of that life-style to have any hope of getting your life on-course again.

So, you do need to take into special note is the Eclipse falls on one of your natal planets.

Essentially, we are talking about the Eclipse Moon falling on one of your natal planets, but we also need to consider other key planets from the eclipse chart and also its Nodal axis or Ascendant falling on one of your natal planets.

Here is a simple ‘one size fits all’ meaning for Eclipse impact on one of your natal planets:

Eclipse impact on:

Your Sun brings out your expression of self and decisiveness. It creates a crisis or a leap forwards. It is time to shine, but you may need to let go of your old life in order to be able to do that. Take action. Do Vision Work and Magical Will work.

Your Moon brings hurt emotional events leading to crisis and vulnerability. Can be rooted in mother or the past. Might involve a move of house or job, of major re-creation of your life to make it reflect your spiritual truth and true self. Life will not be the same again.

Your Mercury can lead to a mental crisis or important rational insights. There could be a trickster energy. There will be a lot of sorting out of your thinking. This could affect friendships and trade issues.

Your Venus creates major crisis or breakthrough in love. Alternatively issues of your finances, inspiration in art, and indeed motor cars can be affected. There could be a fated new love relationship. There could be strong sexual urges. Clear any blocks to love or ‘heart walls’.

Your Mars creates outbursts and arguments. These can be constructive or destructive. Or there could be a surge of physical vitality.

Your Jupiter could bring expansiveness and sense of purpose, inspiration and ideals. You need to take care to keep this sort of expansion properly grounded and supported.

Your Saturn means either golden reaping because you are on course for your true life purpose, or it means professional downfall. This will be a huge milestone and turning point in your life. You will be forced to acknowledge that you must ‘get out of your prison’, or that you must be more realistic and dot the I’s and cross the t’s in your life and get things more grounded. Ideall,y this is the opening to take a seasoned step up. You will be tested around your use of responsibility. Suffering will become a huge and important issue for you to handle correctly. You may receive burdens.

Your Uranus means the Struck Tower card in the Tarot. inspiration, more expansive life or consciousness, revolution. Apparent eccentricity. Beware being heartless. Become the wild child, the free spirit, or the original genius. Ride out the creative wave that has picked you up.

Your Neptune means that you could realize that you are enmeshed in delusion or denial. You could find yourself in a fog. But this eclipse calls you to strip out the delusion.

Your Pluto ideally means empowerment. Face your shadow. Confront your inner demons. gain the strength to face your shadow. It could mean trauma, and the need not to be crippled by fear and your energy could become compulsive, driven or obsessive. You will need to develop ways to confront and understand and heal yourself. You face a personal challenge.

Your Chiron: you need to find healing modalities that will assist you to heal the existential wound indicated by your astrology birth chart. In this process, you could become the healer of others.

Your natal North Node/Rahu: you will become driven to manifest your incarnational life purpose, but you will need to purify this energy if you are to arrive at the destination it points to.

Your natal South Node/Ketu: chasms will open under your life, but with divine purpose to transform or end that life so that you are put in touch with spiritual meaning.

For charts for the eclipses of the current year go to the 2018 Astrology page of my Starwheel Astrology website:
Pages for 2019 and also future years will be added when needed.

For deep interpretation of an eclipse on your chart, enrol for an Astrology Reading with me at:

Or enrol on one of my dedicated Astrology Courses at:

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,



Solar Eclipse 11th August 2018

New Moon Solar Eclipse 11th August 2018 at 09.58 am.

The Sun and the Moon of this eclipse are 24 deg Vedic Cancer (using the sidereal zodiac of Vedic Astrology) in Ashlesha Nakshatra.

18 western Leo (using the Tropical Zodiac of western astrology).




Here is the Video:

And here are the charts:














Note that this is the third eclipse in July 2018 / August 2018 eclipse cycle. Usually an eclipse cycle has only two eclipses, so we have to be aware of the fact that July and August 2018 have heavy deep eclipse energies. The ‘window’ of eclipse activity will be much longer than usual. Our Minds and our lives will be affected by eclipse energies. We will have to sustain awareness of the possible dangers of this. And we will also have to find the buried gold meaning for our spiritual awareness, personal empowerment, success and happiness.

There will be positive results from this Eclipse if we are ‘on course’ for our true life path, or the eclipse consequences will be negative if our life is ‘off course’ for its spiritual meaning. Eclipses deeply polarize and internalise our life issues, and we must face our personal and collective shadows around these issues. If you cling to your false securities and stuck patterns, or resist the call of your evolution now, then these eclipses will leave you at best a robot pursuing a mechanical rump of a non-real life, or your life circumstances will quite possibly disintegrate because you are not living in accord with your truth.

So, with three eclipses in a run, July / August 2018 is a period to stand firm in the midst of what might feel like quite a storm, not give way to fear, not go limp, but be truly open to change. Cope with self-doubt and with felt loss of direction. An Eclipse may propel you to a needed new direction.

Please do remember, that Astrology is here to give us good quality perception of the energies and possibilities coming our way. It must never be formula or slack ‘impulse of the moment’ channelling. For our own good, our guiding astrological declaration needs to be intelligent, inspired and developmental. We are not here to experience these powerful July 2018 astrology energies passively or fatedly. Guided by good astrological declaration, we are here to ask these sort of questions:
How can I heal?
How can I empower myself?
How can I use these events to burn negative karmas?
How can I use these energies, including the terrible ones, to powerfully and beautifully manifest that very special spark of incarnational destiny that drove my soul to incarnate to achieve here in this particular lifetime?

Note that this eclipse report, like all my astrology readings and courses combines psychodynamic Western astrology (using the Tropical Zodiac) with the Incarnational Life Purpose focussed Vedic Astrology (that will only give accurate results if you use the Sidereal Zodiac with Lahiri Ayanamsha, or the degrees of difference from western Tropical zodiac).

I combine the nine planets of ancient Vedic Astrology with the newer discoveries whose energies have entered western consciousness over the last two and a half centuries: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus, most necessarily: the Wounded Healer: Chiron.

N.B. You really do need to check how the chart for this eclipse interacts with your natal chart. This way, you can understand and prepare for these Eclipse energies that will be entering your consciousness and entering your life. We have to try to deal with Eclipses negative consciousness and life effects, and we have to work out their positive divine meaning and embrace that.

Please note that the Dates and Times for this report are set to Ireland. Check with  for your local variations.

How to interpret this Eclipse:

Eclipse Falls in a Key House in Astrology Birth Chart

An Eclipse Falls in a Key House in my Astrology Birth Chart How do I understand the meaning?

Find out where is the Moon of an upcoming Eclipse is in relation to your birth chart. You do need to know and understand this.

And you’d also need to look at where the eclipse Nodal axis and Ascendant are, and also check out where the significant planets of the particular upcoming eclipse chart are, in relation to your own birth chart.

One of the key things to look for are: what house does the eclipse fall in in my birth chart?

You can calculate the House number from Ascendant (called Lagna in Vedic Astrology) or secondly you can also calculate the position of an upcoming eclipse from your natal Moon (Janma) in your Astrology chart. But note that calculation from Ascendant tends to give the stronger prediction meaning.

I always check out an eclipse position in relation to both the Vedic birth chart (which must use the Sidereal Zodiac, for accuracy and is geared to declaration of your Incarnational Life Purpose),
and also:
the Western birth chart (which uses the Tropical Zodiac and declares our psychological self, with extra meanings to incorporate the Gods of Change, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and Chiron your Wounded Healer).

So, here are some very brief one size fits all ‘standard meanings’ of what will be the effect in your life when an Eclipse falls in one of the Houses of your birth chart:

Remember, eclipses undam dammed up energies, so whether an eclipse’s effects on you are positive or negative will depend on how well you are ‘on course’ for your meant destiny in life.

It is essential to realize that if you are off-course, the eclipse will bring downfall, you need a collapse of that lifestyle in order to have any hope of getting your life on-course again.

And if we are on-course for our incarnational life purpose, then the eclipse will undam blocks and open up possibility and lead to golden reaping for us.

Eclipse effect on the Houses of your Vedic birth chart:

Here are some very simple, selective, ‘one size fits all’ buzzwords as to the meaning of an eclipse falling into any of your Houses in your birth chart:

(It is the sidereal zodiac Vedic birth chart that gives the surest result, though we must also look at the psychological declaration of your Western Astrology birth chart as well):

Eclipse in1st House: big shock or empowerment to issues of personal health and presence in the world, personal health, your appearance. Positive transformation of position in the world or Downfall.

Eclipse in 2nd House: big change in income, issues to do with mouth and teeth, your voice, value issues.

Eclipse in 3rd House: big change is issues of skills, talents, initiative, writing/communication, siblings.

Eclipse in 4th House: major change in issues to do with mother or home, domestic patterns, activities and happiness. Some change to do with car. Effect on your mother.

Eclipse in 5th House: earthquake in relationship with children, or in matters of creativity, or in romance, or in spiritual matters and past life merit. Effect on your children

Eclipse in 6th House: shakeup in areas such as legal issues, handling of enemies, personal health and immunity.

Eclipse in 7th House: changes in the balance between yourself and spouse.

Eclipse in 8th house: Changes in shared Financial Arrangements, Inheritance, Physical or emotional Vitality, or Metaphysical Studies.

Eclipse in 9th house: shakeup in area of beliefs, guru/teacher, higher learning.

Eclipse in 10th House: Major shakeup in career pending.

Eclipse in 11th House: major change/shake-up in issues of gains, profits, goals, ambitions, associates.

Eclipse in 12th House: huge effect on issues of loss, institution issues/connections, residence abroad.

For full interpretation, you can enrol for a Reading with me at:
Or you can enrol on one of my dedicated Astrology Courses at:

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,


Jupiter Turns Direct and Future Life Progression Healing

Jupiter turns Direct on 10th July 2018. So how to get the greatest benefit from this is crucial.

But, of course, the information in this blog is of applicable at any time.

While Jupiter was Retrograde in the Heavens, our expansion, our Belief in ourselves, our Purpose and our Hope were all held back. Now Jupiter is more easily able to shed his energy into our life.

And this Post also looks at the great benefits of a Future Life Progression Healing. This Healing is a blessing to have any time, but it came through for me as Jupiter was turning Direct, and so that’s why I am writing about it now.

When Jupiter is manifesting fully in our lives, with Direct motion in the Heavens, we have expansion, purpose, belief in what we are doing, divine blessing and higher learning. And you can get an Astrology Reading or enrol on one of my individually taught courses to go so much deeper into this and more.

And to understand where Jupiter will especially manifest in your life, at the time he is turning Direct, you need to look at where Jupiter is transiting now in your birth chart. Please see this detial and more, below.

And of course, we are helped at this time because there is also a most beautiful Jupiter trine Neptune aspect in the heavens now.

So, lower down in this post, I set out a lot more detail of how to understand your Jupiter or any of your planets, below, but first of all, please watch the video, and then read about Future Life Progression Healing:


I’d like to mention more about Future Life Progression Healing, now, that my wife, Maggie Pashley does. Future Life Progression is a branch of Hypnosis. You are asked to imagine or visualise a couple of scenes of your future life, one after the other, at two suggested dates in the future. You can imagine scenes say 5 yrs. ahead and 10 yrs. ahead. And this can give you such SURPRISING purpose and hope.

Please do note that we can be trapped into pessimistic/helpless life patterns now. This can be because we have unconscious, negative, suffering belief about our Future. And we may be unaware of this.

But Future Life Progression Healing can give us:

Good Strategies

Even when difficult circumstances may be seen, we can learn:

How to understand the meaning.
How to prepare.
How to avert.
What changes may be needed in order to create a different Future for ourself.
Maggie Pashley can be contacted by email shown on her website.


Looking now more into the detail of understanding your Jupiter (or any planet), here is a mention of more of the astrological techniques involved, and of course you can have an astrology reading from me, or you can enroll on one of my astrology courses. For the Astrology of July 2018 see our Astrology and Healing Newsletter. And especially see my blog post on the powerful  Longest Eclipse of the 21st Century: The Lunar Eclipse of 27th July 2018.

I use both the western birth chart using Tropical Zodiac, and also the Vedic birth chart which must use Sidereal Zodiac. The thrust of the Western Zodiac is more our psychological unfoldment. Western Astrology is essentially psychodynamic (with special dimensions of Chiron and the Outer Planets and Evolutionary Astrology), whereas the thrust of the Vedic chart is based essentially on the unfoldment of our incarnational Life Purpose and Destiny.

So, for example, if Jupiter is transiting in your 4th House in your Vedic birth chart when he turns Direct, then expansionary work will resume on your home. Whereas if Jupiter is transiting in your 2nd House, then expansionary work will resume in the area of income generation and speech/expression. Whereas if Jupiter occupies your 6th House natally, then you could experience legal issues but also defence against disease.

It’s so helpful, in fact essential, to realize that the planets each have a Divine energy, but that we, ourselves, experience each of our planets through the three filters of Sign, House and Aspect. So, see my video journey: my Meet Jupiter presentation:

and this blog post:

Please note that I have one of these videos and blog posts for each of all the Vedic and Western planets.
For each planet I have a video journey to meet the Divine planet and contact and heal how that planet manifests in your birth chart, for students on my courses, as well.

And in fact, if you have an Astrology Reading from me or enrol on one of my Astrology Courses, I can also draw on really sophisticated techniques to weigh up how each planet will manifest in your life, and also how your planets treat each other.

For example, Vedic Astrology assigns strength scores to planets (Digbala) and Dignity scores (how the planet gets on with the plant that rules the sign he occupies in your Vedic Chart).

There’s also Ashtakavarga Score: How supported your consciousness and your life is for each of the twelve signs of your birth chart that a planet transits through.

There are also the wonderful Varga Charts (Divisional Charts) each of which says something so special and powerful about a particular area of your life (you can enroll on my wonderful Varga Course and study each of your Varga or Divisional charts, and learn so much about each special area of your destiny and how to heal and empower it).

And then there’s the Avasthas technique which is within my Foundation Vedic Astrology Course: and here we lean so much from the score for the standing of each planet in our chart and in our life, and also for how the planets treat each other: does one of your planets really boost another of your planets? Or does one of your planets really trash another of your planets?

Lastly, I would mention that Vedic Astrology has a magnificent and powerful declaration of Predictive Periods unfolding at predictable dates in our lives. In fact, these periods, called Dasas, are even more powerful than transits about setting the scene in our lives and predicting events. And so, if Jupiter has good standing in our Vedic birth chart, we will manifest expansion, inspiration, feel wonderful Purpose when we enter Jupiter Dasa. But we’d also need to check if any of our other planets would be harming Jupiter or cutting into him.

And we also need to check if our expansive Jupiter might be difficult to manage, for example, if we have a Weak Sun or a Gandanta Sun. If we have Chiron conjunct Jupiter in our birth chart, the energy of Jupiter that we will manifest risks being particularly glitzy, vulgar or over expansive. Saturn opposition Jupiter can really block our Jupiter expression and lead to unconfidence and self-doubt.

And you can get an Astrology Reading or enrol on one of my individually taught courses.

Enrol for a Reading with me at:

Or enrol on one of my dedicated Astrology Courses at:

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you,


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