Lunar Eclipse Super Moon and Blood Moon 21.1.19

There is a Lunar Eclipse on 21st January 2019.

Because of its closeness to the Earth and its resultant brightness, it is a ‘Supermoon’.
And because of the way it will look in the heavens it will be called a red ‘Blood Moon’. And because of its power I have chosen an image of Euripides’ fateful priestess, Medea, as this Blogs ‘featured image’.

This Eclipse is early in the morning at 05.16 hrs here in the West of Ireland, and it’s actually on Jan 20th in some parts of USA.

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Read on below for an extensive analysis of what this Lunar Eclipse means for you.
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And see my Lunar Eclipse 21.1.19 Part 2 Video:

What is a Lunar Eclipse?
A Lunar Eclipse is where the Earth travels between the Sun and the Moon, and cuts off the Suns light to the Moon, putting the face of the Moon into darkness:


What is an Eclipse?
The Nodes of the Moon are the intersection points of the paths of the Sun and Moon around the Earth, as seen from Earth. Rahu is the North Node, the Ascending Node; Ketu is the South Node, the Descending Node.
When the Sun and the Moon arrive at these intersection points at the time of a New Moon or Full Moon, there is an Eclipse.

This Lunar Eclipse Details: 21.1.19:
Vedic Astrology:
In Vedic astrology, using the sidereal zodiac: The Moon of this eclipse is at 6 deg Vedic Cancer; the Sun is at 6 deg Vedic Capricorn.
Vedic Astrology also has a most wonderful system of 27 Lunar Signs called the Nakshatras, as well as its 12 Solar Signs, and in terms of the Nakshatras:
The Eclipse Moon is in Pushyami Nakshatra; The Eclipse Sun is in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra.
Western Astrology:
In western astrology, tropical Zodiac:
The Moon is at 1 deg Leo, and the Sun is at 1 deg Aquarius.
This is the final eclipse of the western tropical zodiac Leo/Aquarius axis, occurring in the first degree of Leo. It’s a super-moon: closer to Earth and so brighter, and it’s a Blood Moon.

And note that other planets are active to join the energy of this Eclipse, see below:

Uranus: Note that Uranus is T-square this eclipse axis in the heavens (see chart below)

Jupiter and Neptune: And note that there is a Jupiter square Neptune aspect at the same time.

Mercury too is caught up in this eclipse, he is conjunct Ketu the South Node, and the Sun.

Neptune is sextile Saturn. See below

ASTROLOGY READINGS: If you find that this Eclipse is conjuncting one of your personal planets in your birth chart, then it is a very good idea for you to get in touch with me for a Reading.

Here is the Vedic chart for this Eclipse:





And here is the western chart for this eclipse:


N.B. And here is the Eclipse Visibility Map:

What is the Nature of an Eclipse?

Basically, Eclipses achieve the undamming of dammed up energy. They are intense turning points: personal and collective. They are like an earthquake which releases tension that have built up in the Earth’s crust. And, of course, if that earthquake happens under the sea, there’s a tidal wave. In fact, earthquakes and tsunamis often occur at Eclipse time. So eclipses can mean ‘learning through turmoil or shock’. Dramas and crises.

Eclipse Aspecting natal plants: So, to understand how an eclipse will affect you, well there will be an earthquake or a tidal wave for you and your life, if the Eclipse falls on one of the planets in your birth chart. Or opposite one of your natal planets.

Eclipse in the Houses of your birth chart: And your life will also be affected, though in a less extreme way, in the ‘life area’ covered by the House in your birth chart that the Eclipse falls in.
N.B. I will be publishing guides to how to assess the meaning of Eclipses and also transits in your birth chart in the coming week or two on this Blog, so look out for these

Timing of Eclipse effects: Note that Lunar Eclipses have a big immediate effect if they activate your birth chart in this way. Solar eclipses have less personal (more geopolitical) effects. And note also that Eclipses leave areas of stagnant energy in the heavens in the area where they occur. And these patches of stagnant energy will be activated if a planet transits over it in the couple of years following the Eclipse.

Eclipse effects: Eclipses can leave us in temporary blindness and can create instability fo our mind. We need to watch this. We need to manage this. But in the positive side, eclipse can really bring out the positive divine nature of any planet in our birth char that they conjunct. Eclipses offer us get out of jail free cards, they offer us illuminations and expansions, even though they may feel painful at the time (because of our blocks and limitations). And there is the dimension that they link us to the unfoldment in the collective consciousness as well.

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More Detail on the Planets active in this Eclipse:
So, let’s look in a bit more detail about the energy of this 21st January 2019 Lunar Eclipse. Well, Sun, Ketu (South node) and Mercury are ALL in Vedic Capricorn, and they fall in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra:

Ketu in Capricorn:
Ketu is at the very end of its 18-month transit retrograde through Vedic Capricorn. There was a very full-on time in 2018 when transiting Mars was conjunct Ketu in Vedic Capricorn, and I found this to be a totally driven energy, expressing itself in technical matters like building work, but also in inspirational energy matters.
My wife Maggie Pashley developed a lot of energy healing methods such as Future Life Progression, Past Life work and Soul Realignment healing.
And in addition to the building work, I found loads of inspiration coming through about the nature of magic (I developed a Magical Will course) and about the ever-powerful role of the Mythic, which, of course, consumer modernity banns from our world and our consciousness, and relevant to that I have had such wonderful endless waves of inspiration for my novel about the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient Irish.
Relevant to Ketu in Capricorn, our earth energy work has also developed. I have felt the powerful energies in the quartz-rich rocks round here in the megaliths of the Neolithic people who came to Ireland, and Maggie has worked with a Lecher Antenna, which measures energies in  the human body, but also measures earth energies, and the machine reveals that such are the energies in the rocks of the Court Tombs and megaliths round here, that the energy lines running across the land are diverted by the high quartz-rich rock circles, and these rock monuments create energy-rich circles of great power of their own, especially if they are not near roads, or human occupation or the excavation and ‘reconstruction’ work of archaeologists. So, in summary the energy of Ketu in Capricorn for us has been technical, inspiration in a lightning-burst way. And I believe that this energy will be enhanced by this Eclipse which had Ketu at 2 deg Vedic Capricorn.

Ketu enters Vedic Sagittarius in March and the Great Conjunction forms:

Pluto, Saturn and Ketu form a great conjunction. Atomic Pluto blows open your prison walls as Ketu cuts them down to open the door to inspiration. Note that Ketu is about to cross retrograde into the next sign, Vedic Sagittarius, on March 6th. And note very especially that when Ketu does move into Vedic Sagittarius, the great conjunction is formed: the biggest event of 2019, in Vedic Sagittarius, with Saturn and Ketu in PurvaAshadha Nakshatra, and with Pluto, Ketu, Saturn all conjunct, and the world has not seen that energy here since 1517AD. And what happened then was that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the Cathedral door in Guttenberg. The Catholic Church was destroyed in Northern Europe. The Reformation was proclaimed.
So, what will this great conjunction in Vedic Sagittarius mean in your life????
It was started by the Solar Eclipse of 5th January 2019. And this Lunar eclipse of 21st January is the second part of the great conjunction’s energy-build-up.
ASTROLOGY READING: As I said, quite frankly, if you do have natal planets in Vedic Capricorn or Sagittarius, or especially in PurvaAshadha Nakshatra, then you will find it real insight support and help to get in touch with me for an Astrology Reading.

Eclipse Moon in Vedic Cancer:

Cancer is of course ruled by the Moon, and this Eclipse has Moon and Rahu (North node) in Cancer. Moon is at 6 deg, Rahu is at 2 deg. So, this means the Eclipse is very powerful. We will need to watch the stability of our minds, and take it easy in the days around the Eclipse, especially if we have a natal planet in Vedic Cancer.
For example, if we have Mars in Vedic Cancer we could go quite ballistic at the time this eclipse!!!
And if our natal Moon is in a Mars-ruled sign or Nakshatra, for example, if we have Moon in Mrigashira Nakshatra ruled by Mars, our family members might do well to retreat to the bunker!
And note that if you have Moon conjunct Ketu in your Vedic birth chart, you will be very prone to hissy fits or even downright explosions.
ASTROLOGY READING: Quite frankly, if you do have natal planets in Vedic Cancer, you will find it real insight support and help to get in touch with me for an Astrology Reading.

Huge Energy about to form in Vedic Gemini:

This is big. Of course, just as Ketu is leaving Capricorn to enter Vedic Sagittarius, so too Rahu is actually leaving Vedic Cancer to enter Vedic Gemini. And note that this builds the way to a sort of Armageddon effect.

This is because Mars too is heading towards Vedic Gemini. So this means there will be a Mars-Rahu conjunction in Vedic Gemini from May to July 2019, and note that this, of course, is in opposition the Great Conjunction of Pluto-Ketu-Saturn which is in Vedic Sagittarius, pretty well all of 2019, in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra.

If you have planets on this axis, you really do need to develop perception of the energies involved.
And you do need to develop perception of your own personal energies and characteristics that will be affected. I say this because one of the facets of PurvaAshadha can be very ‘noblesse oblige’ and with a sense of superiority, and one of the characteristics of Ardra, opposite, can be a very tunnel-visioned me first energy. But of course, see my Nakshatra videos and blogs on the internet for a fuller more balanced depiction than these, and do follow my wonderful Vedic Astrology Nakshatras course.
ASTROLOGY READING: Quite frankly, if you do have natal planets in Vedic Gemini, you will find it a real insight, support and help to get in touch with me for an Astrology Reading.

Eclipse Moon in Pushyami Nakshatra:

Pushyami is the 8th Nakshatra and it is ruled by Saturn. With Ketu in Saturn-ruled Capricorn, I feel that Pushyamis will feel this energy greatly, but as I said above, at its best this Eclipse will bring out an inspirational technical energy in Pushyamis. Pushyamis are very nurturing (their power animal is the lead ram), so this eclipse will hit them big time on issues around the nature and spiritual dimension and realities of nurturing others.
Pushyami is ruled by Brihaspati, and Jupiter is exalted in Cancer where Pushyami lies. Watch out therefore for this eclipse shattering blocks to your spiritual expansiveness and inspiration. Cooperate with this. Ditch the old if necessary. Cooperate with the new spiritual insights and awareness coming in following this Eclipse.

Eclipse Sun in UttaraAshadha Nakshatra:

From personal clients around the world, I have found that this is a huge time for people with planets in Uttarashadha Nakshatra, which spans from the end of Vedic Sagittarius inot the start of Vedic Capricorn. There have been such spiritual openings. If you have Sun Moon or a planet in UttarAshadha Nakshatra, the effects of this eclipse on you and your life will be huge. ASTROLOGY READING: if you do have natal planets in UttaraAshadha, then you will find it a real insight, support and help to get in touch with me for an Astrology Reading. And let’s hope it will involve positive undamming of your inspirational and spiritual potential with which you will cooperate. Of course, remember that an Eclipse on the natal Moon can have effects and implications for your mother, as well. Ketu traversing your natal Moon often signifies a tough time for your mother, and can indicate the coming death of your mother.

Mercury is involved in Eclipses this Year:

Note that Mercury of this Eclipse, is at 1 deg Vedic Capricorn, conjunct Ketu at 2 deg Capricorn and conjunct Eclipse Sun at 6 deg Capricorn. Note that Mercury is also caught in the Eclipse of 15th June in Vedic Gemini, which is opposition the Great Saturn-Ketu-Pluto conjunction in Vedic Sagittarius. Personally, I expect to experience that this involvement of Mercury might skew Mercury’s normal communication and IT dreadful issues, but will aside from that, prove to bring in inspirational thoughts and inspirations. Here is the ShriJyotiStar bar graph presentation of Mercury’s Retrogradations (and also other retrogrades) this year:


Uranus is T-Square the Eclipse:

Uranus is at 4 deg Vedic Aries, in Ashwini Nakshatra, he is moving forward after a series of retrogrades (he went direct on January 6th), and for people with planets in early Vedic Aries and early Vedic Libra, this Uranus transit has offered such wonderful revolution in all circumstance of life, and such inspiration.

But the fact that Uranus is T-square this eclipse axis, and of course T-square the Nodal axis too, means that Uranus is offering collective shock and revolution too.

The last time Uranus entered Vedic Aries and Ashwini saw the burning fo the Reichstag and Adolph Hitler’s rise to power. We hope the world consciousness will avoid such a horrific manifestation fo the Uranus in Aries energy, this time!

This time so far, it has seen the rise of Donald Trump to presidential power.

Jupiter is square Neptune at the time of this Eclipse:

Personally, I’m lovin it (though the ‘generosity overdone’ chilled me a bit. But here’s what Reinhold Ebertin has to say about this
PRINCIPLE:              compassion, mysticism, artisticness, speculation, deception.
PSYCHOLOGICAL:  +          abundance of feeling or emotional expression. Active and intense imagination. Idealism. The enjoyment of moulding things, art, music. Interest in the metaphysical and religious. Great love of humanity. The ability to give love to those who need it. Stability in material things. Generosity overdone.
–          impressionability. Seducability. Dreaminess. A conflict between vision and ‘reality’. The inclination to revel or idealize. Constantly misunderstood. The inclination to speculate. Wastefulness.
C:         Love of humanity. Idealism. Mysticism. An interest in art.
BIOLOGICAL:             General lack of tone in the organs of the body. Atrophy. The excessive increase of water in the blood (Haemolysis). The wrong diagnosis.
SOCIOLOGICAL:         visionaries. Dreamers. Mystics. Hypocrites. speculators.
                the pursuit of idealistic inclinations. A merciful and compassionate nature. The tendency to speculate. Gain without effort.
–                  a poor speculation. Seduction. One’s instability causes a scandal. Losses. Political conflicts.

Neptune is sextile Saturn:

Neptune offers guiding vision when we experience him positively, and shows us the stripping out and death of illusion. Saturn insists that we have structure and hard work. The sextile energy that is in the heavens at the time of this eclipse is good for bringing structure to your intuitions and inspirations. Saturn will support Neptune now. Neptune will transform Saturn now. Create a craft to take you to some needed new life area now.

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Saturn Pluto South Node Ketu The Great Conjunction forms 2019

A great conjunction is gathering.

It’s in the Vedic Sign of Sagittarius
this is Western Capricorn.

The gathering planets are:

South Node/Ketu

The last time there was this conjunction in Sagittarius was in 1517AD. What happened then was that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the Cathedral door in Guttenberg. The Catholic Church was destroyed in Northern Europe. The Reformation was proclaimed.

So, what will this great conjunction in Vedic Sagittarius mean in your life?

N.B. You can see the western and Vedic Astrology charts for this conjunction at the end of this blog post.

Here’s what first came to my mind, personally, when I, myslef, first intuitively connected to this Conjunction:

Revealing dreams with profound unconscious contents, anxiety toward freedom, a sudden decision followed by action. Illumination.


Solar Eclipse 5th and 6th January 2019 It ushers in a huge Saturn Ketu/South Node Pluto conjunction

There’s a Solar Eclipse on 6 January 2019 (it’s on 5th January in USA) which is of great significance in our lives.

This is because it ushers in the truly awesome upcoming Saturn-Ketu-Pluto great conjunction that is forming now out of this eclipse and springs into great force in our lives from April 2019 onwards.

So, a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon, and its on 6.1.2019 at 01.25 hrs in Sligo, in the beautiful West of Ireland. It’s at:
21 deg 17 Vedic Sagittarius (Sidereal Zodiac), in PurvAshadha Nakshatra.
15 deg Capricorn in Western Astrology (Tropical Zodiac).

And this Eclipse will be actually visible in the following areas of the Earth, although all of us will be affected by its energy:



So, see below for my YouTube Video about this Eclipse, then following that there’s the charts in both Vedic and Western Astrology, and following those there’s a presentation about how to analyse the nature of Eclipses and the detail of this Eclipse, and most importantly, there’s an introductory note about the fact that this eclipse ushers in the great upcoming Saturn-Ketu-Pluto conjunction in Vedic Scorpio, in PurvAshadha Nakshatra, and there’s also more detail about PurvAshadha at the foot of this blog post.

First of all, here’s the video:

Here is the Vedic chart for this Eclipse:











And here is the Western chart for this Eclipse:



So basically, if you’re wanting to understand an eclipse, and what effect it will have in your life, here’s some key questions you should ask, but first of all, before we look at the key questions: what exactly do we mean by the ‘effects’ of an eclipse?:

Well, the energy of an eclipse is about the release of dammed-up tension. It’s like an earthquake that releases tension that’s built up in the earth’s crust due to two masses of rock moving against each other.

So, if you are in a good state in a life area affected by an eclipse, the effects of an Eclipse can be wonderful and liberating.

But if you are in a mess or gone wrong in your life in the life area affected by an eclipse, the effects can be catastrophic, and you will experience downfall.

AND the key thing is that there’s deep spiritual perception to be learned either way, when you experience an eclipse that affects key areas of your birth chart or that activates or increases features of your current predictive astrology.

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So, here are three areas you can check out about an eclipse:

1. What is this eclipse’s nature? Zodiacal degree, location, full or partial, period of visibility, etc. Is it Solar or Lunar? If its Solar, like this one, its personal effects are often more muted, and often more aligned to political events. If it’s Lunar like the eclipse later in January, then its effects are more personal, huger and longer-lasting.

Check the positions of the Sun and the Moon, Rahu and Ketu the North and South Nodes of the Moon Eclipse, and also the Eclipse Ascendant. Then you see if these conjunct or oppose any planets in your natal chart.

2. Next, work out whether it will affect you? And if so, how will it affect you?
Your Planets: So, first, to work out whether an Eclipse affects you, check whether it eclipses/conjuncts or aspect one of your natal planets? This is because each planet is a vital force in our life. Some of our planets are in good standing; other of our planets are in a mess in our life destiny, and we are here to experience that, learn about the key spiritual nature of a planet, grow that planet. There is the perfect Divine Nature of each planet, and then there’s how we personally experience the nature and energy of a planet through the ‘filters’ of sign, house and aspect, etc. There’s some further notes, below, about how to analyse the actual manifestation of a planet in your Vedic birth chart and in your life, below. An do make sure to see my on line presentations of each planet, and enrol for one of my courses to learn this genuine beautiful material: Learn how to read your birth chart by enrolling on one of my one-to-one supportive courses in both western and Vedic astrology:

Your Houses: Next, check what House in your Vedic birth chart does the eclipse occupy? This is because Houses are about areas of life.
Your Nakshatras: The Nakshatras are the wonderful, incredibly powerful and deeply accurate Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology. I have a course to teach the 27 Nakshatras and then in Part 2, the breathtakingly eye-opening techniques of Nakshatra interpretation in your life. See: wonderful Nakshatras Course:

3. So, how do you analyse the effects of an Eclipse a bit deeper, in your birth chart and therefore in your life?
Well, as I said, essentially to analyse an Eclipse, you look at whether the Eclipse’s Sun or Moon in the heavens, conjunct or oppose any of the planets in your natal chart. Then you definitely need to look at the House in your Vedic birth chart that is affected by the Eclipse. That shows the Area of Life affected.
But then for decent level of analysis, you need to consider the effect of the Eclipse on the ruling planet of that House, and in addition on the Houses in your birth chat affected by that ruling planet (The Houses it rules and the House it occupies in your natal chart). And you need to take into account any of your natal planets occupying that House where the Eclipse is, also any planets in aspect to the affected planet. Also, most importantly, the area of life that the affects planet is a karaka (natural indicator) for, or a charakaraka for (totally special indications of how a planet will perform in what area of your life, in a way that’s individual to you. And most certainly, you must consider if the affected planet plays a role in your life in that it rules your current predictive period in Vedic astrology, called a Dasa (and these have sub-periods, each with their own planet ruler).

And, as I said, you also need to bring into the analysis, the Nakshatra in which the Eclipse falls. So, just to tell you a bit more about the Nakshatras, the Nakshatras are the wonderful 27 Sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology that depict so accurately, warts and all, our emotionally-based nature. And you also have to consider the effect of an eclipse on the ruling planet of that Nakshatra, the other Nakshatras that that ruling planet rules. And also, any of your natal planets occupying that Nakshatra. Learn the Nakshatras: Enroll on Michael Conneely’s wonderful Nakshatras Course:

So, this summarises as a checklist to analyse the following seven factors:

Any of your Natal Planets aspected by:
1. Eclipse Sun
2. Eclipse Moon
3. Eclipse Nodes
4. Eclipse Ascendant
5. Your natal House containing the Eclipse, plus its Ruler and occupants
6. The Nakshatra containing the eclipse, any of your natal planets occupying that Nakshatra, plus other Nakshatras with same Ruler
7. Future Effects

By Item 7, ‘Future Effects’, I identify the important fact that Eclipses leave an area of stagnant energy in the Heavens, waiting to be triggered or activated by upcoming planet events in that portion of the sky.

The upcoming Saturn-Ketu-Pluto conjunction:
So, this brings us to the fact that there is a most important unique feature to bear in mind when studying this particular eclipse. It ushers in the huge fierce vast-effect upcoming SaturnKetuPluto conjunction.
This is because this eclipse is in Vedic Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter), in PurvAshadha Nakshatra (ruled by Venus) where a huge conjunction is forming now between transiting Saturn-Ketu-Pluto in the Heavens, and this conjunction springs into great force in our lives from April onwards, in the Houses in our birth chart affected by the Conjunction, and especially if we have natal planets in those Houses.
So, you need to develop very good and careful perception at this stage of what the sign Sagittarius means in your individual Vedic birth chart?
What part does Sagittarius’ ruler, Jupiter play in your birth chart?
What Houses in your chart does Jupiter rule or occupy?
Especially note if you are in a Jupiter predictive period, called a Jupiter Dasa (or sub-period).
Does PurvAshadha Nakshatra play a particular role in your birth chart?
What part does Venus the ruler of Purvashadha play in your life?
And note if you have planets in the other Nakshatras that Venus rules: Nx 2 Bharani and Nx 11 PurvaPhalguni.
N.B. Please do make sure to see my upcoming separate video totally dedicated to this major Saturn Ketu Pluto conjunction, and who will be affected, and how.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Also, please see my two shortly upcoming standalone Blogs:
How to Analyse Eclipses
How to analyse Transits.
So, look out for my upcoming Blog Post: How to analyse an Eclipse: How Will an Eclipse Affect My Life? And also, look out for my upcoming Blog on How to analyse the Effect of a Transit in Your Life.

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Planets: if one of your planets is affected by an eclipse, look at the house it occupies in your Vedic birth chart, the houses it rules, and above all the nature of the planet.

See my video and Blog series on planet natures, for example, your Sun:
Sun in the Astrology Chart Video:

Unlisted Student Journey to Meet Sun Video:


You need to take into account the Nature of that planet. Here are some simple points:

Planets as Indicators/Karakas:
And here is a simple Table of planet indicators or ‘affairs’ or ‘karakas’, what a planet NATURALLY indicates:

Sun – soul, confidence, generosity, power, ego, father.
Moon – feeling/emotions, connection, family, others, mother.
Mars – vitality, focus, aggression, logic, innocence, friends, brothers.
Mercury – speech/communication, skills, intellect, flexibility, humour.
Jupiter – wisdom, meaning, optimism, children, teachings.
Venus – pleasure, sex, happiness, beauty, comfort, laziness, lovers.
Saturn – Lord of Karma, fear, hard work, commitment, stress, isolation, old people.
Rahu – North Node of the Moon: Incarnational life direction this time. Driven obsessions, fears and illusions, attachment, connection to dark mass movements, exaggeration, expanded perception.
Ketu – South Node of the Moon: Past Life, meltdown and suddenness, spiritual light-bringer, dissatisfaction, detachment, solitude, scrutinizing, anonymity.

BUT IN ADDITION, CHARA KARAKAS, must be considered:
Charakarakas make a totally individual statement as to what does a planet indicate in your destiny. In particular, Eclipse on Atmakaraka AK (Soul Indicator) is very significant.

AK = the Atmakaraka the indicator of the soul and the self (also called Atma) and also our health. Our most important planet. It represents an unfinished task of prime importance left over from our past life. Predictive periods ruled by or involving your Atmakaraka can be especially trenchant and turbulent as our soul seeks to put our life on ‘spiritual course’.
AmK =  Amatyakaraka the indicator of our advisors and counsellors, and profession
BK = Bratikaraka the indicator of siblings and our teacher/guru and those close to us
MK = Matrikaraka the indicator of the mother and maternal relatives, and also those who support and nourish us
PiK = Pitrikaraka the indicator of the father (and paternal relatives) and also bosses and employers and authority figures
PuK = Putrakaraka the indicator of children and also our students and followers
GK = Gnatikaraka the indicator of our rivals and enemies, as well as kinsmen and relatives
DK = Darakaraka the indicator of the marriage partner or lover.  This is also seen for wealth and business
Ketu the South Node of the Moon does not represent ‘worldly life’: he is the karaka of enlightenment, the path of the soul towards moksha, which is the exact opposite of worldly life.

House Affected by an Eclipse:
So, let’s look, next, at the House that this Eclipse falls in, in your Vedic birth Chart:
This Table also shows which Houses a planet indicates, and this must be taken into account if the Eclipse falls on that planet: Here’s two example of what’s affected if the Eclipse falls in your 6th House or your 8th House, and do look at the general ‘How to interpret an Eclipse’ Video/Blog for fuller detail:

6th House – (Mars, Saturn) enemies, debts, health and disease, work and service, foreigners, pets, enemies, effort, resistance to illness, immune system. Our capacity to do hard labour – overcome physical obstacles / enemies.

8th House – (Saturn) sex, death, the occult, dark / hidden side of life, longevity, research, destruction / regeneration of any sort. Through the 8th house we confront our mortality. It can determine the ultimate meaning of our lives.

PurvAshadha, The Nakshatra affected by this Eclipse:
Lastly, I’d like to look at this brief excerpt about Nx 20. PurvaAshadha. This is the Nakshatra that this Eclipse falls in, as due to the upcoming Saturn-Ketu-Pluto conjunction these people will be especially experiencing energies of awesome dimensions:
PurvAshadha Nakshatra spans: 13°20′ to 26°40′ Sagittarius / Dhanus
Padas are: Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio
Ruled by Venus (Venus Dasa : 20 years)
Translation: The Former Unsubdued. PurvAshadha means “early victory”.
Power Animal/Yoni: Male Monkey
Motivation: Moksha
Guna Triplicity: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta
Body Part: Back
Gana: Human
Quality: Fierce

PurvAshadha Key Words:
Strength and Victory. Invincible: they smash through anything in their way. Proud, independent. Obstinate and can’t be influenced by others. Their symbol, the fan denotes superiority.
They have an intense conviction that they cannot lose, and they have the ability to come out on top – and a times this can be misplaced or positively malign for the effect they will have on others. it is not an impatient energy; but it is implacable – and can, of course, be unrealistic or inappropriate. Fearless and controlling. Social climbers. Oratorical, obstinate and aggressive.
Blind to their own flaws and in self-denial.
Often creative and talented.
Often supported through many friends.
Full of their own opinions and judgmental.
They are orientated towards Moksha, but in their search for Moksha, they are over-expansive, and their overexpansion and opinionated nature can crush or disregard others.
Their Pitta orientation makes them fiery and forceful, inspirational and charismatic.
Their rulership by Venus can so often tend them to pursue illusion and deception, and because this couples with their mental aggression, the resultant mix is unstoppable.
They tend to develop influence, ambitious and fearless, always improving, ambitious to improve their life situation.
They have deep emotions, philosophical.
They are confrontational, angry, harsh.
As regards spiritual path, this Nakshatra can be formulaic and implacable, devotional but dogmatic. They can have a deeply philosophical or religious nature, but they do need to strip away their ego otherwise their spiritual path can crush others.
They have an ability to influence the masses.
Purva Ashadha can bring fame, wealth, fertility and wisdom.
They can have flashes of inspiration and insight. There can be phases or purification and regeneration. The meaning of life can suddenly be revealed to them.
They need to maintain purity, but often a false purity becomes a supreme and destructive and can be formulaic agenda.

Here’s fuller detail for my Nakshatras Video/Blog series:
Nx. 20. Purvashadha

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The Astrology of January 2019 and Presentation of Body Code Healing

Michael ConneelyWelcome to the Astrology and Healing Magazine Issue 13 for January 2019.

First of All have a wonderful Happy, successful and spiritually fulfilled 2019.

Michael Conneely gives you invaluable information about the planetary energies we will be encountering in January 2019.

Maggie Pashley then brings you news about healing and empowerment through the very powerful method of Body Code Healing.

The major Astrological events in January 2019 are as follows, and the charts for January 2019 are at the foot of this Blog Post :

The Nodes of the Moon Change Signs: 
The Change of signs of the transiting Nodes on 7th March will mean major shifts globally, and in your individual life, in the weeks before and especially after the nodes change sign. So, Rahu transits from Vedic Cancer to Vedic Gemini; Ketu transits from Vedic Capricorn to Vedic Sagittarius.
Do note what Houses this transit goes from and to in your individual birth chart. This is key to understanding how your life will now change. So, just as an example, if Vedic Gemini is your 12th house, then Rahu transiting through it could mean ‘Foreign Enlightenment’, search for spiritual illumination, or healing might be aided by a more spiritual approach, or attaching yourself to an institution or spending more time in isolation. Beware debts! Within thsi transit of the Nodes of the Moon:

Rahu enters Punarvasu Nakshatra:
on 2nd January.
Rahu is coming to the end of his transit through Vedic sign of Cancer, and on 2nd Janaury he enters Punarvasu Nakshatra which spans from Vedic Gemini to Vedic Cancer (20 deg Vedic Gemini to Vedic Cancer 3 deg 20.
Rahu, North Node of the Moon, transits through Punarvasu Nakshatra from 3rd January until 12th September, when Rahu then moves into Ardra Nakshatra.
And note that during this period, Rahu’s also transits across the sign boundary: from the sign of Vedic Cancer to the sign of Vedic Gemini.) on 7th March 2019,
Actually, I am a bit cautious as to how Rahu’s transit will affect those with significant planets in Punarvasu Nakshatra.
This is partly because Punarvasu (occupying Gemini as it does) is very mentalistic. For this reason, I urge that those affected should definitely avoid loads of question rather than seeking answers, and they should check that their mentalism is not cutting off inspiration, nor is it a case of ‘head rather than heart’.
My caution is also because Rahu is ruled by Jupiter, and I do think that Rahu does actually risk spoiling the purity of Jupiter.
Rahu can be very driven. It can even be tawdry or dark or ranting, so I do recommend that those affected by this transit monitor their energies.
The Cancer part of Punarvasu has Pushkara status, so careful perception of the effects of Rahu’s transit could bring healing of any planets there.
Note that Rahu is exalted in Gemini, but, again, be wary if this leads to ranting. I really mean this.
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Mars transits from 6 to 26 Vedic Pisces in January. At the same time, Jupiter transits from 17 to 23 deg Vedic Scorpio.
This creates a Parivatana Yoga between Mars and Jupiter.

Astrology and Healing Newsletter December 2018: Soul Realignment

Welcome to the Astrology and Healing Magazine
for December 2018.

Maggie Pashley brings you news about healing and empowerment through the very helpful powerful method of Soul Realignment.
And Michael Conneely gives you very useful information about the planetary energies we will be encountering in December 2018.

MAGGIE BEST JUNE 16First of all, here’s Maggie with Soul Realignment:

Soul Realignment – How aligning with your soul’s energy can be the key to success and happiness. Soul realignment helps us to understand ourselves at a deep level soul level. It helps us become aware of those choices that bring us into alignment with our soul’s energy and those things that take us out of alignment, that drain our energy, cause us to struggle through life, feel confused and frustrated. Most of all it offers really practical help at the actions we can take to bring us back into alignment.

So what is involved? You simply provide basic birth data to me and give me permission to access your soul’s record in the akashic records, allowing me to do research on your behalf and then we arrange an on-line or phone session where I go through my findings with you. Think of the akashic records as a huge on-line database, in some ways similar to the internet, which contains all the information about you at soul level.

I then look at your soul profile – the energies that you were designed to work with, which are your gifts to bring to the world, your soul group and your current level of awareness.  This tells you which actions are going to support you and align you with your soul’s energies and which are negative for you because they pull you out of alignment. I also look at karmic patterns affecting you. These are negative choices that you have made at some point, either in this lifetime or a past lifetime and which have created programs that are still running and affecting you.

What is presented to me is what you are able to clear in this present moment and I first do a clearing on your behalf before the session which is then activated by your engagement during the session itself. I also give you homework to do to reinforce the clearing work. Don’t let the word homework put you off as it’s very simple, enjoyable and empowering and does not take much time.

However, the most important thing is that you begin to take action in the physical world in line with what we have discussed during the session. The clearing itself gives you more energy and inspiration to begin to make those choices but it is those choices, however small, that are in alignment with your soul’s energy that make all the difference.

A soul realignment session can give you a greater sense of purpose, an appreciation of yourself, and motivate you to express more of your divine nature. It can release you from energy drains either from past choices or from current choices. It can also give you more energy and inspiration because you naturally receive more energy from your soul when there are fewer blocks. It is not like that energy wasn’t always available, it is that we were not able to receive it.

Clients I have worked with have found their session very empowering and energising. Feedback is generally along the lines of having more clarity, more motivation and inspiration to take action. Clients have found it very encouraging and often surprising to hear about their particular gifts, as often we take them for granted, or we can invest so much energy in trying to express ourselves in ways that aren’t really ours.

If you’re curious to find out more about being aligned with your soul’s energy,  then visit my website page: or email Maggie at or call her on +353 899799642 That’s 0899799642 from within Ireland.

And now, Michael Conneely gives you useful information about the planets in December 2018: A great opportunity for perception, for insight and for understanding – for strategizing your life, and for going for  healing and empowerment as well.

My aim in this Newsletter, is to provide a map of the energies that our souls, our minds and our bodies will be navigating in this December 2018, and beyond into very big energies that are massing for the first half of 2019.

It helps to be advised of what’s coming.

When necessary, it helps to be warned.

Make a note of energies that you think you and your mind or your life will especially find challenging or rewarding to navigate.

Be prepared! Ask for blessings. Be kind. Manage your energies. Answering the question: ‘Why is this happening to me?’ is crucial.
Let’s start with Neptune.

New Moon December 2018 Inspirational or Angry? Don’t make this a Werewolf Moon

There’s a New Moon on 7th December 2018.

This is at 21 Vedic Scorpio, in Jyestha Nakshatra.
And this December New Moon at 15 deg western Sagittarius.
The chart is below in both Vedic and Western Astrology.

And because the New Moon is in Vedic Scorpio, it’s pretty investigative and intuitive, but because it’s in Scorpio, there presence of deep hurt feelings, and even anger.

But it’s also potentially pretty inspirational or even visionary.

Note also that there is a transiting Mars Neptune conjunction that is square this New Moon.
So This New Moon does have real intuitive potential.
It offers you the chance to work out what your Truth is.
Express your Truth:

And it gives you the opportunity to eradicate influences for Deception or delusion in your life.

But the other side of the Mars-Neptune conjunction is deception, illusion, alcohol etc. So, best to cultivate the positive side of this conjunction that strongly affects your New Moon!

The Mars Neptune conjunction is actually in Shatabishak Nakshatra. The downside of this is that people with Lagna (Ascendant) or Moon in Shatabishak may fall prone to hissy-fits because Shatabishak is ruled by Rahu/North Node.

But the positive side is the directed intuitive inspirational energy while this brief transiting conjunction lasts, and its definite link to Healing.

And actually, the energy of Mars, now, is very powerful, and so therefore is the effect of Neptune at the time of this New Moon. This is because Mars is the Lord (or Dispositor) of the Vedic Scorpio, the sign occupied by this New Moon, and Scorpio is also occupied by Mercury, by Jupiter – and also Mars is electrified and stronger because by revolutionary inspirational lightning-bearer, Uranus, is transiting in Vedic Aries, the other Vedic sign that Mars rules.

BUT, remember, Moon’s Debilitated in Vedic Scorpio. You’ll need to watch your mind!
And then it doesn’t get any better, because the Moon then transits over a string of malefic planets in the heavens, one after the other: Saturn, Pluto, Ketu, Neptune and then Mars:
So from December 7th to 14th, we must be aware of negative mind-plays, rages, outbursts, paranoias, vulnerabilities and destabilizations, during this transiting Moon period as follows:
Moon enters the Vedic Scorpio to Sagittarius Gandanta Zone at 18.00 hrs on 7th December (Irish Time) – until 08.20 hrs on 8th December.
Moon conjunct transiting Saturn 8th December.
Moon conjunct transiting Pluto on 9th December.
Moon conjunct transiting Ketu on 10th December.
Moon conjunct transiting Neptune in Shatabishak Nakshatra on 14th December.
Moon conjunct transiting Mars on 15th December.

Be careful not to let unreasonable or ranting people drive you into retaliation, or let them leave you doing OCD mental repetitions at the injustice of their verbal attacks.

Note that Lunations (New and Full Moons) are so important to be aware of in our life: when they are, where they are in the signs, and what they will mean for our mind.

Don’t make this a Werewolf New Moon. These challenges are here to offer us the chance to grow spiritually, and can be an opportunity for us to move along the road to achieving our incarnational destiny this time.

You can book an Astrology Reading with me at:
Or you can enrol on one of my courses at:
And Maggie Pashley, offers a range of Healing modalities worldwide. See her website for healings:

Here’s a Video I made about not letting New Moons and Full Moons turn you into a Werewolf:

Here is the Vedic Chart for the December 2018 New Moon Sidereal Zodiac):

And here is the Western Chart (Tropical Zodiac):

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