Please help this young woman

Please go to Maria’s Fund Raising page to help her.

Blind from birth, and then experiencing kidney failure with need for dialysis several times a week, Maria is a very spiritual young woman.

She has great skills and potential.

She completed my Runes course with excellence.

But things are getting harder for her as Sade Sate deepens.

Hi, my name is maria. I’m 23 years old, and I am completely blind in both eyes. About 5 years ago, I got kidney failure and have been on dialysis ever since. It hasn’t been easy, dealing with kidney failure,. Recently, I have reached my wits end. Dialysis is getting harder and harder to cope with, and I just really need help spiritually. Dealing with dialysis, being totally blind, I don’t know how to deal with it anymore. I feel that in my soul I need spiritual help. It would be my dream to be able to attend a spiritual retreat in sedona arizona. I am hoping to find a new way to cope with my situation. But, because of my medical situation, I don’t have the money to aford this retreat. Please, please help me get to Sedona Arizona. Help me change my life for the better.

Please go to Maria’s Fund-raiser page:  

Thank you,


Dangerous Days September 2018

I wrote in our June 2018 Astrology and Healing 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).

So, the dangerous days for September 2018: 14th to 21st

And for October 218: 11th to 18th.

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

See my September 2018 Astrology Video:

Read the September Astrology Blogcomplete with Maggie’s this month’s very Venus enters Vedic Libra Healing modality presentation of:
Blissing out on Kansa wand massage:

You can book an Astrology Reading at:

Or enroll on one of my Astrology Courses at:

And to see the charts showing the planets’ positions for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, go to my Starwheel Astrology website:

and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to:

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


Kal Sarpa Yoga

Kal Sarpa Yoga is in force all September 2018

What is Kal Sarpa Yoga?

Kal Sarpa Yoga is a divisive even preposterous energy where all the Vedic planets are to one side of the signs occupied by the Nodes of the Moon.

It is important to understand what exactly Kal Sarpa Yoga means.

If you have Kal Sarpa Yoga in your birth chart, you will naturally be attuned to issues of division and confrontation.

This divisiveness may have been in your family. You may be over-attuned to it in society. Tension around confrontation energies/situations can govern your use of time (e.g. surfing a lot for political news of a confrontational nature/political correctness situations, vicarious experience rather than living).

So it can go either of two ways:

Certainly, with some, this can make for a very confrontational, preposterous inflated person. Strutting their stuff. Boasting. Making inflated claims. I remember when I was doing an ethnography: a five-year university-based field study of spiritual forms new to the Modern West, based mainly in Glastonbury in England, someone set up a University of Avalon – and the local council trading standards department made them shut it down. The head-turning person concerned was not fit to use the term University! It was misleading. It was exploitative of the more naive.

But in fact, with others it can go the other way: this can make for a person who shies away from the potential for conflict and over-assertion, even to the point of overcompensating and letting themselves be over-ridden.

And absolutely of course, we must always remember that the fact is that people with Kal Sarpa Yoga (as for any other challenge) can make great strides in spiritual awareness and spiritual achievement. Our challenges can be our greatest spurs to spiritual growth. This is the ideal.

The other big factor in Kal Sarpa Yoga is that it does create an imbalance in solar and lunar energies. This can lead to overdrive and burn-out.

And the positive qualities of this Yoga are tha, the native can acquire a capacity to do arduous work, with exceptional success in the fields of studies, administrations, philosophy etc.

But how do we establish if Kal Sarpa Yoga is in force in the heavens? Well, basically, Kal Sarpa Yoga exists when all the planets are to one side of the axis of the Nodes of the Moon.

But this does in fact also include the scenario that some planets might be conjunct the Nodes as well, even if technically the other side of the nodal axis. So, do note that even though Mars has slightly higher longitude than Ketu, from September 20, 2018, this does not in fact mean the end of the Kal Sarpa Yoga energy. This is because Mars is still conjunct Ketu/South Node. Mars is still in the same sign as Ketu. We will still feel the Kal Sarpa Yoga effect. Children born at this time will also have Kal Sarpa Yoga in their birth chart, in their destiny, in their personality, in their life.

And another question often raised:  what about the Moon: the transiting Moon? Well, of course, half of every month, the Moon will be transiting to the other side of the Nodal axis from the side where all the planets are positions. But this does not at all mean that Kal Sarpa Yoga is not still in existence. In fact it makes the impact of the destabilising energy on the Moon worse.

The Moon is Mind. The position of the Moon affects our mind, our emotions, our consciousness. So do note that even where the Moon transits outside the grouping of the other planets, Kal Sarpa Yoga energy still runs.

Indeed, as regards the Moon, the fact is that the Moon in such a situation is out on its own. The Moon is thus isolated and unsupported. In Vedic Astrology this is a Kemadruma Moon.  And people with Kemadruma Moon in their birth chart do have extra challenge to deal with to maintain stability of their mind: to avoid lapsing into conformation, or obsessional repetitious mind scripts, etc. this applies if there is no planet in the sign of the Moon, nor a planet in the sign either side of the Moon’s sign as well.

Going into important detail, it is important to note whether Rahu is before or after that planet with respect to the direction Rahu is moving (backwards in the zodiac).

So, If the planet is in a lower zodiacal degree of the sign with Rahu, then the two are coming closer, so the planet is considered to be ‘entering the mouth of Rahu’.

If the planet is in a higher zodiacal degree than Rahu, the two are separating, and the planet is considered to be in the ‘tail of Rahu’. If the latter, in the tail of Rahu, it means the planet has already been burned and destroyed: major problems throughout life, pain, suffering and karmic issue from a previous life to be worked out. The position of Ketu will define what area of life the karma originated from in previous life. So to be in the mouth of Rahu is not as destructive for a planet.

Neptune is transiting opposition the Sun

Neptune is transiting opposition the Sun at the start of September.

I am mentioning this because I do so often find that people who are born with ‘Sun opposition Neptune’ in their birth chart, have incarnated to deal with an incarnation where their father is ‘not what he seems’ and this can make them give false impressions to others and they can get criticised for that.

Or can even be a case of an alcoholic father.

Neptune opposition natal Sun is a very difficult aspect to live with. These people can be very unclear and misunderstood. Or they can be deceptive.

The aspect certainly brings DRAIN.

Neptune aspects are not at all bad of course. Definitely not!

But they can be vague or deceptive or illusionary, as well as providing guiding vision.

The great Reinhold Ebertin presents the Sun – Neptune combination of energies as:

SUN/NEPTUNE PRINCIPLE:              Sensitiveness. Vision. Compassion. Weakness, illness.

+          receptiveness. Active imagination, enthusiasm. Mysticism, soul life, inner life-experience. Great subtlety.
–          impressionability, susceptibility, negativity, weakness. Plans without the power to carry them through, peculiar ideas, craving for drugs. Illusion,
self-deception, frailness, impressionability, subject to moods.

BIOLOGICAL:             Sluggish, weak or paralyzed. Dropsy. Oedema

SOCIOLOGICAL:       Visionaries, mediums, sensitives, weak or sick persons.

+                 abundant experience in psychic or spiritual realms. Mystical experiences, journeys to far-distant places. Success through sympathetic
understanding of others.
–                   illness, easily influenced through others. Proneness to seduction. Exploited by others. Great disappointments, scandals, chaotic conditions,

I, myself am actually experiencing the final burst of a ‘Neptune transit opposition my natal Venus’ which started April 2017, and I am loving writing a visionary novel about the Gods and the Goddesses of the ancient Irish called ‘The Morrigan and The Dagda‘, set on the utterly beautiful landscape around where I live.

The landscape round here is indeed the landscape of the poet W B Yeats, who also wrote about them, and I wrote a dissertation on: ‘Yeats and Elliot as Harbingers’ of a New Age back in the sixties at Oxford.

When I had a Neptune opposition in the early 2000s, a psychic predicted beforehand that I would have clairaudience, And indeed, that happened! Increasingly I heard lyrics of a song about a young man’s passage to manhood in a hunter-gatherer time. I wrote down the words and put them into my first novel: The Tribe. And I wrote them as lyrics for a Glastonbury Group, as I was living there at the time doing an ‘Ethnographic Field Study‘ a university-based participant observation study of ‘Spiritual Forms new to the Modern West’, with my focus being: Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Paganism and Utopian Community (people living in ‘bender sites’ with only the most minimal involvement in consumer modernity). And in the months around the peak of the transit, I also experienced clairvision: while I was seeing this world, I was seeing this through a sort of transparency which was the world of the young man in the hunter-gatherer times. This clairvision and clairaudience just arose and then fell away over the period of a year.  Neptune can bring the most beautiful sensitivities and gifts and intuition. Or he can be the Pied Piper who leads you astray. He can be alcohol, drugs, illusion, delusion and denial.

See my September 2018 Astrology Video:

Read the September Astrology Blog  complete with Maggie’s this month’s very Venus enters Vedic Libra Healing modality presentation of:
Blissing out on Kansa wand massage.

You can book an Astrology Reading at:

Or enroll on one of my Astrology Courses at:

And to see the charts showing the planets’ positions for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, go to my Starwheel Astrology website:

and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to:

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



Chiron square Saturn Transit is in the Heavens

September 2018 starts with the transiting square in the heavens of Saturn at 8 Vedic Sagittarius and Chiron at 7 Vedic Pisces. That’s Saturn at 2 Capricorn and Chiron at 2 Aries in Western astrology.

The chart for 1st September is below. You can clearly see the Saturn – Chiron Square.

This transiting square aspect lasts from 3rd July 2018 to end September 2018.

As I wrote last month in our astrology and healing magazine, this important transit offers challenge but also hope.

I do believe that the impetus of this important square in the heavens, which affects everyone, will be to force us to face our individual wound.

Saturn can be devouring. See this Blog Post’s ‘featured image’.

You can read our September Astrology and Healing Magazine and watch my Video for September 2018:

Chiron is of course the Wounded Healer.

But squares are remorseless. Saturn is remorseless. And so we will be sent an enforcement order to bring to the surface and seek to heal our own woundedness and our shadow material.

And if this square interrelates with planets in your individual birth chart, then this square will also create a remorseless, joy-lacking drive all through July, August and September 2018.

You will feel that stress STRESS, of overwork and feeling the impact of your (existential) wound, or suppressed stuff that you really do need to bring to the light, and sort out – and heal! (And de-stress: now is good for de-stressing: Venus has entered Vedic Libra).

So, ideally this remorselessness and stress should impel you to healing: healing using whatever healing modality is right for you.

We are each being called to become adult. In other words, take stock of the pressures and energies in our life, and make an adult decision how to handle them. Noticing how our body feels is a good guide to whether we have wrong or right work patterns or relationship patterns, or belief/assumption patterns, or the right or wrong scripts about who we are and what our life needs to be about from our parents or this society.

We are each being called to beat the present ‘endurance test’ through the energy intervention of healing; through making adult choice.

With this weird energy combination, now, we are given the possibility of stepping out of our life-trajectory, facing acknowledging and changing our wrong and disabling assumptions, and our denials and evasions as to our individual nature, the nature that our life ‘has to be’ and, of course: our existential woundedness.

Unavoidable events may happen at this time, events and patterns that have to be perceived correctly, so that we can reshape our future. There could be a health situation that we need to understand.

We need to perceive correctly the true nature and the spiritual meaning of the battlefields in our life, if we are to become the spiritual warrior and die to our egoic self – and arise as the spiritual warrior and this is actually the crucial task of our life.

We can note the consequences of our past actions, perceive them correctly and so seek to reshape our destiny, and become the special spark we incarnated to express and become this time.

This is a tense time, what with the Saturn Ketu conjunction closing in the Vedic Sign of  Capricorn, what with all the Retrogrades, and with Saturn turning Direct on 6th September 2018 but barely moving as much as one degree for the rest of the month!

Can you sort it out?

Always look for the epitome of your individual Existential Wound: Chiron in your birth chart; Chiron transits affecting your natal chart. If you want to understand your Existential Wound, get a Chiron Mini-Reading from me: 

So, have a look at the chart for 1st September 2018: In particular, look how Saturn and Chiron transiting here are interrelating with your own birth chart:

Chiron square Saturn aspect.

You can clearly see the Chiron square Saturn aspect.

You can book an Astrology Reading at:

Or enroll on one of my Astrology Courses at:

And to see the charts showing the planets’ positions for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, go to my Starwheel Astrology website:
and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to:   

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

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Mars closes on Ketu South Node of the Moon September 2018

The Ketu-Mars Conjunction: September starts with Mars at 4 degrees Vedic Capricorn and Ketu/South Node at 9 degrees Vedic Capricorn.

Mars turned Direct on 28th August and so he is moving forward towards Ketu/South Node again.

This means that the two will be in exact conjunction for the third and last time in the present transit, at 8 degrees Capricorn on September 22.

The Mars Ketu conjunction lasts from May 2nd, 2018 to November 5th, with the three exact peaks being June 3, July 18, and September 22.

So, what energy does this conjunction bring? As I mentioned in earlier newsletters, it’s at root an energy of violence, but it’s also very inspirational, and can be past-life related.

And note that the sign of Capricorn is all about technical skill. Mars is exalted here bringing courage and assertion.

Note importantly one special feature is that the three recent eclipses will get reactivated: On September 25-26th, Mars will conjunct 10 deg Capricorn which is the degree of the September 27th Lunar Eclipse, then Mars will move on a degree to the degree of the South Node Ketu for the 11th August solar eclipse, then move on another degree to the same area for the 13th July solar eclipse. This will activate the stagnant volatile eclipse energies that have been left in the heavens there. So the effect will be several days of eclipse like energies. Note these dates!

Now, it has to be said that all astrological energies can manifest at all levels of our body and consciousness.

So just to give two examples of the very different ways in which the Mars Ketu conjunction can manifest:

Maggie started reading Akashic Records on 23rd July when her Ascendant of that moment was exactly conjunct the Ketu-Mars conjunction: a combination of inspiration, skill and technical methods.

And for myself: well, all the time the Mars Ketu conjunction has been running, I have been busy building the walls of an extension to our AirBnB and am now just ready to put the roof on: skill, hard work and building = Mars and Ketu in Vedic Capricorn.

But boat building is another form of technical construction at this time. Interestingly, at this time, I went to an event for Irish Heritage Week building a boat prehistoric-style. The event was at the Tombs of Carrowmore near here in County Sligo in the West of Ireland, and it showed how the first Neolithic Farmers built their boats to arrive in Ireland 5,400 years ago.

They built them from a Wicker framework covered in cow hides.

And they brought their animals and grains with them (animals in the boat!!!).

And DNA tests and grain analysis reveal that they came from the Eastern Mediterranean, from Turkey near Catul Hyuk area, just across from Cyprus.

And fascinatingly my DNA (and the DNA of the Irish archaeologist) has 15% of this Turkey/Balkans DNA.

And then I remembered that as a little boy of about nine, unusually for that age, I built a boat and I sailed it on the river Aire in Yorkshire. Atavistic? Past Life? Some of my friends survived the voyage, by the way!

Importantly, one of the reasons that made the Neolithic farmers choose where to settle, and have their tombs, was quartz producing earth energies in the rocks that they found special, inspirational and healing and appropriate burial places for their beloved dead. And that’s why they chose to settle around here in the West of Ireland.

Here is how they started to build the frame of the boat: The Carrowmoor tombs and the Get Grounded Coffee Cart
Building a Neolithc Boat like the one that brought the settlers from Turkey to West of Ireland 5,500 years ago with their cattle and grains:






Special Appreciation to Claidhbh O Gibne. His book is ‘The Boyne Currach’.



So, these few personal notes reveal how we all resonate in such different ways with prevailing astrological energies which are sent us to develop our life lessons and life goals for this incarnation: lessons for us to work with; special skills for us to manifest this time. What our soul chose for this lifetime.

See my September 2018 Astrology Video:

Read the September Astrology Blog complete with Maggie’s this month’s very Venus enters Vedic Libra Healing modality presentation of:
Blissing out on Kansa wand massage.

You can book an Astrology Reading at:

Or enroll on one of my Astrology Courses at:

And to see the charts showing the planets’ positions for the start and the end of the month, also lunations and eclipses, go to my Starwheel Astrology website:

and information about the Planets in 2018 are covered by going to:

Dates and times in this newsletter are for Sligo, in the beautiful and ancient West of Ireland, and you can find your own local dates and time here:


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