Michael Conneely – Esteemed Enlightened Astrologer

Michael Conneely Astrologer

Michael is one of the few Astrologer’s I have met that integrates both Western and Vedic Astrology Models. Michael’s own training and grounding in Astrology are unparalleled. Michael is also a healer, which helps enormously with understanding your soul purpose and resolving any issues or ailments you may be experiencing this lifetime. 

If you are interested in a reading or learning Astrology from either the Vedic School or the Western School, or integrating both, just as Michael has done,  then read some of the amazing content within this blog itself. Feel free to browse.
As well as this blog, now over 5 years old, and with a variety of  Astrological content Michael has developed a number of websites to illustrate his works and skills:

Look here For Information on Astrology Readings
or here if you are Looking for a Course in Western Astrology
Alternatively, Course in Vedic Astrology
Or, an even more Advanced Vedic Astrology Course
Interested in Learning About the Astrology of Relationships ?
or perhaps Children’s Astrology interests you??

A New Series of Vedic Astrology Webinars
perhaps you would like to take a look at these insightful and informative videos presenting aspects of Vedic Astrolgy along with vedic Chart Data

Nakshatras Advanced Vedic Astrology Course, for those folk that are interested in the advanced elements of the Nakshatras

Or if you are interested in divination and healing methods used by our ancient ancestors,
Learn the Magic of the Runes
Shamanic Healing Course
Study Ogham – the Celtic Tree Alphabet
The Nine Rites of Munay Ki

Michael Conneely is also an accomplished Author and has written a number of Novels and other works all of which can be viewed and purchased from here:

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This post has been written by Robert Williams who is currently working with Michael Conneely and Maggie Pashley as their Internet Guru

The Vedic Astrology of love and relationships

The Vedic Astrology of love and relationships is sure and declarative. It is a great blessing and help to have this information.
Vedic Love Astrology compares the Moon Sign the man’s Moon falls in in his natal chart with the Moon sign the woman’s Moon falls in in her natal chart. It uses an ancient, magical and powerful 27-sign Lunar Zodiac to make this comparison.
In this YouTube video, Ilkley Happiness Centre Astrologer, Michael Conneely, presents the fifteen basic factors which are assessed to give this clear statement.
It is far superior to the western astrology of relationships which tends to be long lists of aspects between planets where no one can see the wood for the trees.
See this four-part Video:
Part 1: Introduction   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1YYmO2mGeo
Part 2: The Relationship Assessment Points:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5gMCPnVTlo
Part 3: Case Study   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqJAJpga8qA
Part 4: Case Study contd.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJGNVA49wlQ

Here’s a summary of the Factors used:

The Vedic Astrology Relationship Assessment Criteria:

 1. RESPECT  Strii Diirgha                                                          Yes/No

 2. EXCESS  Nadi Kuta                                                                8

 3. CONSTRUCTIVISM Bha Kuta                                             7

 4. TEMPERAMENT  Gana Kuta                                              6

 5. FRIENDLINESS  Graha Mitram Kuta                       6

 6. INSTINCTIVE COMPATIBILITY  Yoni Kuta                   4

 7. COMFORT  Tara Kuta                                                 3

 8. INNATE GIVING  Vasya Kuta                                              2

 9. MUTATION  Varna Kuta                                                       1

 10. TOTAL WAVELENGTH  ASHTA KUTA                        36


 11. INNATE SENSE OF PURPOSE  Mahendra           Yes/No

 12. MAGNETIC ATTRACTION  Vasya                                   Yes/No


 13. OBSTACLES  Vedha Dosha                                                Yes/No

 14. MISFORTUNES  Rajju Dosha                                             Yes/No

 15. ASSERTIVE PRESSURE  Kuja Dosha                             Assess


Contact Michael for astrology readings: birth chart, prediction and relationship, and to enrol on Michael’s courses at www.starwheel.co.uk, email Michael@starwheel.co.uk  or  phone: 07799296821.


Use of the position of the Moons of a couple to determine the truths of their relationship

The Nakshatras are the ancient 27-sign lunar zodiac of Vedic Astrology. They are magical and powerful and are the basis of Vedic Astrology’s surely-declarative statement of the truths of a relationship.
Western astrology by contrast has a problematic astrology of love and relationships because it is based on Sun Signs, whereas the Moon tells us about our emotions and so is far more relevant as the basis of the astrology of love.  Also, Western Astrology generates long lists of aspects so can’t see the woon for the trees.
Western astrology sometimes says that if the Moon of the Man and the Moon of the woman are in the same sign, this is good for the relationship – but see this video to find out why this is simply NOT TRUE.
See:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3YitxoTKws

Contact me for astrology readings: birth chart, prediction and relationship, and to enrol on my courses at www.starwheel.co.uk, email Michael@starwheel.co.uk and phone: 07799296821.

An easier time for the mind and for relationships now

On Sunday there was a Full Moon in the Vedic Sign of Libra. For a lot of people the Full Moon can be marked by sudden outbursts where they try to sort out what they feel has become intolerable.
Libra is the sign of relationships, but obviously, exactly  how you will experience the Full Moon exactly will depend on what House the sign Libra is, and what planets, if any, occupy Libra in your individual birth chart.

And then the Moon entered Scorpio where we can feel a lot of imagined fears, stresses and intense conflicts. However, just see these as a test for the mind if this is happening in your life.

But today the Moon entered the Vedic Sign of Sagittarius, so now we will begin to receive a lot more hope, trust and expansion.

It really does help to be aware which signs the Moon is passing through day by day, on its 28-day orbit.

It is also very useful to be aware that three malefic planets are in a row for much of this year: Mars in Leo, Saturn in Libra and Rahu (North Node) in Scorpio. As the Moon passes over these three in the heavens, all of us will have our minds and relationships exposed to an eight-day dose each month of aggression, depressiveness and imagined fears.
Then of course, when the Moon leaves this belt of challenging influences, and we are all exposed to more uplifting influences for an easier three weeks.

The divine purpose in this is to become able to be aware of the tricks of the mind and the unrealities of many of the beliefs of our ego, so that we can root our life in sound belief and practice.

Contact Michael for astrology readings: birth chart, prediction and relationship, and to enrol on my courses at www.starwheel.co.uk, email Michael@starwheel.co.uk and phone: 07799296821.

Here is the chart for this morning, 9th May, in Vedic Astrology:

And here is the same chart in western astrology:

Or here is the same chart  in another western system, the Swiss Huber System:

Royal Marriage astrology: the marriage of William and Kate Vedic astrology shows the basic compatibility of William and Kate to be very favorable. William and Kate have exceptional similarity in their ability to handle life’s challenges. You too can order a Vedic love and marriage report for your partner or someone you are interested in

Royal Marriage astrology: the marriage of William and Kate Vedic astrology shows the basic compatibility of William and Kate to be very favorable. William and Kate have exceptional similarity in their ability to handle life’s challenges. You too can order a Vedic love and marriage report for your partner or someone you are interested in.

I got interested in the Royal Wedding event when I looked at Prince William’s chart and saw that he has the aspect ‘Sun opposition Neptune’. This is the indicator of someone who will have to beware taking alcohol and who could experience real drain of energy later in life especially. Over the years I seem to have attracted ‘Sun opposition Neptune’ people almost as one of my specialities. It means he is quite sensitive and will not easily have a firm idea of his identity and as Neptune is on his Ascendant or Rising Sign, he will likely present himself quite sensitively but also possibly deceptively into the world.

As you can see from his chart, he has Venus as the apex planet of a Yod. A Yod is a ‘Finger of God’: a long thin triangle aspect shape with a blue base and two long green sides. This gives very special issues contacting the nature of the apex planet, in his case Venus the planet of love. He will have a sense of ‘ideal love’ and could be quite critical over the years in accepting the flesh and blood reality. He’s soft, caring and nurturing with Sun and Moon in Cancer and could be moody – and spiteful if he feels hurt. He will forever be misunderstood a bit, because he will try to achieve harmony: but he will try to achieve this through conflict – and that is a recipe for being easily misunderstood!!!

He has quite a spiritual air to him (in a quietly almost fierce way deep down) and he will have to tread the path that is spiritually right for him or his life will become a way of tears. This is not a natural chart for a monarch: he’s sensitive and not strong, shy! He has an innate fear of the public and of exposure.

November 2017 will be a big crisis period for him around issues of ideal love, and he should especially avoid drink. If the energy then manifests positively, however, it could be romantic and intuitive and even visionary. When I looked at his Vedic astrology, I saw he has Ketu, the South Node of the Moon in his first house: he will dissolve his self assertion in his ambition to fit into his marriage!

His whole life moved into a very different from before and much more responsible and serious phase from February 2010 and indicates much hard work and consolidation until February 2029.

With her Sun in her first house, Kate is stronger than him, but she too will tend to efface self interest to support the marriage! She will however tend to fluctuate in her commitment to the marriage, which could be infuriating for William (and he does tend to irritation). And what of the relationship itself?

Vedic Astrology has a wonderfully powerful astrology of love and marriage that provides a very sound foundation statement of the issues in a marriage such as friendliness, whether there is natural shared purpose, whether there is magnetic attraction, whether the relationship is tied to downfall and so forth. It’s reliable. It’s valid. It’s far more surely declarative than western astrology, though western astrology is a very useful psychoplogising add-on to the Vedic astrology of marriage.

Vedic astrology shows the basic compatibility of William and Kate to be very favorable – though with some defined challenges. William and Kate have exceptional similarity in their ability to handle life’s challenges. They have exceptionally compatible philosophy on what “happiness” means in marriage. Both are destined to have great wealth and very high status. However, Prince William will bring much travel and a feeling that “obstacles” are brought to the marriage.

Both have rather ‘bumpy’ energies with both having Mars and Saturn – and they’ll need to be careful not to produce hurtful ‘rev … zonk energy phases in their life. Kate is a ‘religious’ person with her 9th lord Sun being in the ascendant. Both have indicators for being pious. But Saturn’s aspect is also cast on their 7th houses, meaning marital discord will come at some point in this relationship. Unusually, both of them has Ketu, the south node of the Moon in the ascendant of their horoscopes and Rahu, north node of the Moon, in the 7th house of marriage. As they share having 8th lord Moon in the 7th house of marriage, this is not going to be an easy marriage – but it is well-starred. Here is a pretty full Vedic Astrology evaluation of their marriage (it uses the Vedic zodiac; not the western zodiac).

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Prince William (1982/6/21 21:3:0 London, 17) – Moon in Gemini and in Ardra Nakshatra
Kate Middleton (1982/1/9 6:45:0 Reading, 0) – Moon in Gemini and in Ardra Nakshatra

Your Moons are in the same Asterism Fortunately, the asterism that your Moons are in is relationship centered asterism. This means that you have great compatibility. Keep reading to get the details of your compatibility, keeping in mind a few things: Since your asterism is relationship centered, the difficulties that will be mentioned below will not be so big a problem, they will not be a huge part of your relationship. 

RESPECT The flow of your relationship will stimulate mutual respect and, thereby, growth of love. In any relationship it is respect that is most important. Love is said to, “flourish in the soil of mutual respect.” When any two people get together there is a particular flow between them. If it flows well, both people feel respected, cared for and loved. If it does not flow well, both people feel disrespected, incompetent and frustrated. Men and women tend to feel loved for different things and thus need to be respected in different ways. Men feel most loved when their thoughts and actions are respected and when they are appreciated for what they do. Women feel most loved when their feelings are respected and when they are appreciated for who they are. This is not to say that a woman does not feel loved when her thoughts and actions are respected and when she is appreciated for what she does, it is only to say that she feels most loved when her feelings are respected and when she is appreciated for who she is. Men do feel loved when they are appreciated for who they are and when they have their feelings respected, but they feel most loved when they are respected for their thoughts and actions and when they are appreciated for what they do. Since men and women feel most loved when respected for different things, a healthy relationship will flow in such a way so that both people will most often be respected for what is most important to them. Your relationship is set up so that the energy will flow from the man to the woman, which is the ideal situation. The man will get a clear picture of what needs to be done in the relationship and he will be able to take the steps to do it. This will put him in a position where the woman will have the opportunity to respect him for what he is doing. As a result he will feel loved and his self-esteem and confidence will flourish and he will become a better man as a result. He will also get ideas about the relationship and what to do in the relationship and bring them to the woman for her consideration and input so they can work together to create a happy future. The woman will feel loved and cared for since the man is taking the steps that show that she is important to him and that she is worth building a life with. Since the man will be demonstrating his love for the woman, the woman will feel better and better about herself. Any ills she may have suffered in the past and in past relationships that have caused her to wonder why anyone would ever want to be with her will become distant memories and she will become a better and happier woman. If for some reason you find things not flowing as smoothly, then there are likely to be issues that both of you have to work out as individuals, but which the relationship can help you work out. If things are not flowing as expected, then the man will be in need of improving his self-esteem. He probably doubts himself or just doesn’t know what he wants in life. This can cause him to not put the proper energy into the relationship or make it hard for him to have the courage to tell the woman what he wants. Given time, this relationship can help him discover these things about himself, since the flow of the relationship will help him breed the confidence he needs. The woman will probably still feel the need to prove herself, that somehow she is not “good enough,” or that if she does not do it, no one will do it just for her. As a result of feeling these things, she may do a lot more than necessary in the relationship. Given time, the good flow in this relationship will help her feel better about these things and help her experience a whole new world where she is the center of her man’s attention and actions.

WAVELENGTH You are on the Same Wavelength For a relationship to be smooth, efficient and nurturing the couple has to be on the same wavelength. They must have mutual needs so that they can share in the fulfillment of those needs and they must have an innate ability to understand each other. Everything that we do in life has a subtle influence upon us. Throughout the day we crave one thing or another. Fulfilling these cravings goes a long way in helping us feel balanced and energized. When our body is craving exercise we need to get out there and move or we just won’t feel okay. If we are feeling the need to be by the ocean we won’t feel right until we get there. If we feel like eating a certain food, we will feel hungry until we eat that food. So it goes throughout the day. A couple that wants to spend a lot of time together has to have needs and cravings that are similar in nature and they have to have these needs at the same time. Otherwise, one or both of the individuals will not experience enough of what they need and end up not feeling right until, over time, they will become drained. If this type of attunement is not there, then the couple will also not relate and communicate well together since they really won’t be tuned into the same thing at the same time. Your Wavelength score is 20 or higher which puts you both on the same wavelength and makes you naturally attuned to each other. As a result of this natural attunement with each other you will share many similar feelings about things and will often feel like doing the very same thing, so you will be able to spend hours with each other and your presence will help energize each other. This attunement will help you form deeper bonds as you naturally identify more and more with each other. Since you are so attuned to each other you will often find that you know what the other is going to say and be able to tune into what they really mean, so you will be able to share on a much deeper level. This attunement helps you both energize each other, so spending time together in close proximity, sleeping in the same bed and such can really help you feel good. Your Wavelength score is determined by eight different astrological measures. Each of these eight measures has something important to show you about your relationship. Continue reading to learn all about these eight factors and how they are affecting your relationship.

EXCESS Your Relationship Suffers from Excess Vata Each person’s physical health as well as their actions is governed by three principles: Kapha, Pitta and Vata. Kapha correlates to the Chinese principle of Yin and to the Phlegmatic temperament. Pitta correlates to the Yang principle and the Bilious temperament. Vata correlates to the interplay or movement of Yin and Yang and the Windy temperament. These principles are very important in respect to our actions, health and feelings. Kapha provides the capacity for love, devotion, receptivity, rest, enjoyment and emotional response. Pitta provides courage, initiative, leadership, determination, intelligence, improvement and protection. Vata provides the capacity for the change and adjustment that life requires in order to live healthily and happily. If one of these temperaments becomes excessive, then the relationship, the lives of both the individuals and the physical health of the couple may become unbalanced and strained. Each person has their own make up and blend of Kapha, Pitta and Vata, which is their “normal” state. This “normal” state may or may not be a healthy “normal.” Regardless of a person’s normal mental and physical state, when we relate to another person, the energy can change and there is the possibility of two people relating together to create an excess of Kapha, Pitta or Vata which results in their relationship having some imbalance. The imbalance will also carry over into the rest of their lives. Astrological Factors indicate that your relationship suffers from excess Vata. Excess Vata can make it difficult to maintain focus and consistency and you may find your lives together being full of change and instability. You may especially notice inconsistency with the small things, such as eating regularly, sleeping regular hours, keeping a schedule, etc. When trying to work something out, you may find yourselves quickly becoming confused and unsure of your thoughts and not be able to explain yourself the way that you desire to. Or, if you do actually come up with a game plan, you will find it difficult to follow through. Basically, excess Vata causes the relationship to be a bit ungrounded and makes it more difficult for you both to be focused and grounded when in each other’s presence. This not only creates difficulties in small things, like not having a clear idea of how to proceed or what to do at times, but also with the big thing of what to do with the relationship. When you do feel a lack of focus around each other, just a short time apart can get you both on track again. Ancient astrological texts state that excess Vata will harm the woman more than the man. Vata is the energy of movement, grace and change, which is usually more dominant in women than in men. Excess Vata in a relationship, therefore, tends to affect the woman more than the man. So it is more likely that the woman will feel that her life is getting more inconsistent and lacking focus and direction. Excess Vata can cause the woman to suffer from fatigue, constipation, stress, and lethargy in the mornings, restlessness in the evenings and shallow or disturbed sleep. It is, therefore, a good idea to emphasize taking care of the woman’s health and make sure that she eats and sleeps regularly, gets away from the stress and finds something relaxing to do. Exercise helps. Excess Vata can, of course, affect the man as well, but usually it is the woman that suffers the Vata excess the most. Excess Vata reduces your Wavelength score by eight points over what it would be if you did not have any such excess. Fortunately your Wavelength score is still twenty or greater. This gives you plenty of room to connect and relate healthily with each other even if you do get a bit spacey or ungrounded at times. And it gives you plenty of ways to relate to each other and work out any problems which having excess Vata may cause, to the point that these problems are only inconveniences, inconveniences being something that no relationship ever escapes entirely. If you spend a little time making sure that you both are working to balance the Vata in the female part of your couple by striving towards regularity in your lifestyle, your relationship can even improve.

CONSTRUCTIVISM You will naturally be creative and constructive with each other. Astrological indications reveal that you will find it quite easy, and even automatic to be constructive with each other. You will find many things to create together and share many desires together that you hope to build into your lives. You will very often desire to do and create very similar things so that there will be many opportunities to enjoy each other as you build your lives together. Your capability to create together is one of the best things for the relationship and earns you seven points towards your Wavelength score.

TEMPERAMENT When it comes right down to it, both of you are progressive, industrious and practical people. Since you both have this similar temperament you will better be able to relate to each other and better be able to relate to the rest of the world together. You will both strive to make the most of any situation that life offers you. You will be able to take advantage of the best options that life presents to you. When life is hard, you will both do what you can to make things better and get you through the difficulties. Having a similar temperament goes a long way in creating harmony and a sense of purpose together, and you therefore earn six points towards your total Wavelength score.

FRIENDLINESS You have a natural affinity for friendship with each other. A primary ingredient for any good relationship is the affinity of friendship. Friends are discovered in the places we like and in the things that we like to do, so in a relationship, friendship makes two people want to do things together. Also, in any relationship, people need to treat each other in a friendly way, especially during difficult times. Astrological indications reveal that you both have a natural affinity for friendship. This will help you both enjoy the same things and the same places and also help you have the same attitude about things. There will be greater feelings of friendship and mutual understanding, and compromise, when necessary, will be quite easy. When things get tough, you will have friendship to fall back upon and will treat each other kindly as you work things out. This natural affinity for friendship earns you five points towards your total Wavelength score.

INSTINCTIVE COMPATIBILITY Each person has an instinctive nature that they rely upon in intense situations when all recourse has left them. This instinctive nature is usually resorted to in crisis situations and in situations when a person has to do something, but does not know what to do. The instinctive nature also comes out to a lesser degree during the more intense aspects of sex. For a couple to go through intense situations harmoniously together and for a couple to bond through intense experiences and sexual experiences, it is important that their instinctive natures be compatible. Astrological indications reveal that your instinctive natures are the same, which is great and earns you three points towards your total Wavelength score. Having the same instinctive natures will help you get through the intense experiences in life easily together and you will even bond deeply through these experiences.

COMFORT A man’s temperament will either feel comfortable and safe to a women, or it will feel more threatening. If the man’s temperament feels safe and comfortable, then the woman will, or course, feel better about the relationship, and she will also be better able to get over any issues that may be making having a good relationship difficult for her. It will help her grow emotionally. The man will also benefit as he will fell like he is doing the right things in the relationship which will help him fell good about himself and, by extension, the relationship. If, on the other hand, the man’s temperament feels more threatening, the woman will only have a more difficult time feeling secure in the relationship and the efforts that the man might make to move the relationship forward, or to improve the relationship, may actually cause a setback in the relationship. If that is the case, the man may become frustrated and unhappy with himself and, by extension, the relationship. Astrological indications reveal that the man’s general temperament is non-threatening to the woman and so you gain three points towards your total Wavelength score. This will help both of you feel good about the relationship – the woman will feel good because more of the man’s actions (if indeed he takes any actions) will feel right by her and the man will feel good because he is doing right by the woman. In times of difficulty, there is a greater possibility of working things out, what the man will do to fix the problem (if he attempts to fix the problem) will more often than not be what will fix the problem. This is quite a minor comparison by itself, and by itself it will not have a major say in the relationship, it is only important in the context of gaining a high enough Wavelength score as to have a good relationship.

INNATE GIVING You both innately know what the other needs. When you are together there will be an innate ability to know what the other person needs and you will both be happy to provide it to the other person. You will both naturally know who is in the greater need at the given moment and the other will be happy to provide at that time. This can really help you both feel like you care for each other and so earns you two points towards your Wavelength score.

MUTATION This relationship will incline you to make positive changes. People change as a result of being in a relationship. Each person mutates somewhat as a result of being with the other. Ideally, this change is for the better and since it is part of human nature to want to change and improve, if the relationship has an innate ability to bring about positive changes, the couple’s need for growing and improving will be better met. Astrological indications reveal that your relationship is more likely to help you both change towards the positive instead of the negative. This will make the relationship more fulfilling and so you gain one points towards your Wavelength score.

INNATE SENSE OF PURPOSE Even though you have a very high Wavelength score, astrological indications reveal that you do not necessarily have an innate sense of purpose together. So, you will be wise to make sure that your reasons for being together are solid reasons. If your reasons for being together are superficial, then you may well find yourself one day wondering why you are together. OBSTACLES Obstacles can be overcome so that you can be together. In any relationship so much has to happen for two people to completely be together. Many of these things are practical things, like living in the same place, both being free and unattached, having work schedules that allow the necessary time for being together and having enough money to feel secure about building a life together. Then there is always the matter of being in the same mood and frame of mind so that they can enjoy sharing their lives with each other. Getting all of these things to fall into place can be quite a chore at times and there is plenty of opportunity for setbacks and obstacles to being together. For some couples, their destinies are timed so completely differently that there will always be something, or some feeling, preventing them from fully being together. Their destinies pull them apart and simply living their very lives becomes a source of obstacles to being together. When one lives in California, the other lives in Florida, when the Californian moves to Florida, the Floridian moves to New York to take care of their mother…and so the relationship goes or, rather, does not go. Fortunately, you escape this and the timing of your destinies is not an impossible conflict. So long as other compatibility factors are okay, you will be able to sort out your lives and make any changes and adjustments necessary in order to be together.

MISFORTUNE Your association will attract some trouble between yourselves and some misfortune into your lives. Besides the obvious importance to love and to be loved in a relationship, it is important for every couple to share a productive and happy life together. In fact, being in love increases our desire to live a productive and fortunate life. Some people get together and find their lives getting better and find more and more meaning to be with each other. Others, on the other hand, get together only to have everything go completely wrong, not just wrong in their lives, but wrong between them as well. Their very togetherness brings ill feelings between them along with misfortune. It is as if they are tied to a string of unfortunate events. Fortunately, one astrological measurement will show whether a couple is tied to the type of misfortune that has no end and no cure or if their association does not breed any extra ill into their lives. Astrological indications reveal that your relationship is tied to misfortune. Your very involvement with each other is likely to create problems between you. The deeper you are involved, the greater the problems will become. Your relationship is probably going to be full of ups and downs. This can be very frustrating. The closer you get to the one you love, the more troubles you suffer. You may find that even when you have the best intentions for each other that problems arise out of the blue that confuse and frustrate you, problems that at that moment appear hopeless. The more you try to help each other at these moments, the worse it will get. Your association with each other will especially cause problems in respect to taking proper care of the woman in the relationship. No matter how hard he tries, the man may always find himself unable to provide what the woman needs, or, at the first hint of the woman’s dissatisfaction or at the first hint of her saying, “no” about something the man may be unable to think of anything to do or say and instead just fall apart. Your association may also attract unfortunate events that disrupt the woman’s goals or which harm her health. If you really do love each other and want to be with each other, then you will have to learn to disengage and separate when you get into these confusing or depressing situations. You will find that just getting away from each other for a short while will do more good than trying to work things out in that moment. The woman will have to pay attention to herself and make sure that she fulfils her needs and that her health is well maintained. The man will have to learn not to be too sensitive to the woman’s reactions to what he does and when he gets confused, he needs to take a step back to reorient himself. BUT ….. Since your Respect measurement is high, you have an extra ability to avoid the unfortunate events alluded to and an extra ability to keep things good between you. The fact that you are able to respect each other will help you get through the difficult moments and to do the right things to make each other feel loved. If you do feel lost and confused with each other, after a short break the man will most likely be able to clear his head and do what needs to be done to make the relationship work. This puts you one step closer to avoiding misfortune. Since you have an innate affinity for friendship, in accordance with the Friendship measurement, you are both better able to understand each other, accept each other and not pressure each other. This helps prevent difficulties arising between you and puts you one step closer to avoiding misfortune. Since the man’s actions are more likely to be felt as comforting to the woman, in accordance with the Comfort measurement, there is much less chance of ill feelings arising between you and less chance for events to be seen as unfortunate. This puts you one step closer to avoiding misfortune. One of the things that makes it difficult for you to avoid the misfortune and troubles alluded to is that you do not benefit from the Innate Sense of Purpose measurement and this can create gaps that misfortune slips into. You will want to make sure you really do have the same goals and the same agendas and that you are going forward with those goals. If you do not, misfortune will find you an easy target.

ASSERTIVE PRESSURE While the Moon represents a person’s nature and consciousness, Mars is the planet through which we assert what is in our mind and heart. For two people to have a harmonious relationship, not only must they have an innate attunement towards each other, they must also assert themselves equally, or else the relationship will become imbalanced and frustrated. The position of Mars in your horoscope, and not just in one of your Vedic charts but in three important charts, determines how much force you assert yourself with in your relationship. If both of you assert yourselves with relatively equal force, you will be able to work together to have a balanced and healthy relationship. If one of you asserts yourself more than the other, then the relationship will become imbalanced. Your horoscopes show that you assert yourselves with relatively equal pressure. This will help you to act and respond towards each other in a balanced fashion that allows both of you to feel like you have a say in your relationship, that the relationship is equal and that both of your needs are getting met. You are equally matched in strength and you can, therefore, work together to build a better life.

CONCLUSION Over-all, you will share a very similar outlook and attitude about things and be able to bring your lives together very harmoniously.

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The Relationship of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes – A study of the astrology of love

Last October, I was commissioned to begin a study of the astrology of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and an astrological evaluation of their relationship.

The timing was strange because by a huge coincidence, Saturn was transiting conjunct Sylvia Plath’s natal Moon on 7th October 2010! And Saturn transiting conjunct Moon is the special predictive condition in Vedic (or Indian) astrology known as Sade Sate (see: http://starwheel.wordpress.com/?s=sade+sate ). Sylvia’s Moon is at 8 deg Libra. And Saturn is again conjunct her Moon when it goes on station in June 2011 at 10 Libra.

Sylvia Plath’s poetry is consummate genius, but the terrible tragedy is that, I feel, it represents the quarrying of her grief at the unhappiness of her marriage to Ted Hughes, and it seems to me to be a last stand to compete with him. In fact, I feel her poetry is far superior to his.

Sylvia Plath was born on 27.10.1932 at 14.10 hrs in Boston USA.
Ted Hughes was born 17.08.1930 at 01.12 hrs, in Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK.

They met: Sat 25.2.1952, in the evening, in Cambridge. Ted Hughes records having a dream on their wedding eve about a pike fish. Did he know the relationship was doomed? Things did not go well.

Eleven years later, in grief at Ted’s infidelity with Assia Wevill, Sylvia committed suicide on 11.2.1963, at 04.30 hrs, in London, at the age of thirty, by putting her head in the gas oven.

The horrific coincidence is that Assia Wevill’s relationship with Ted Hughes ended in exactly the same way, in the same gas oven. Assia Wevill was born on 15.5.1927 in Berlin, and when she gassed herself, she also killed their little girl Shura (born 3.3.1965, at 21.55 pm, in London).

Ted Hughes did have an Astrologer of the time draw up a natal chart report for Shura. This is what the Astrologer wrote: ”There’d be a lot of fantasy,, pretending, Unreality and self deception, as well as willingness to be deceived by others”. The astrologer foretold Shura’s character: ”it’s possible that with the control that comes with age, this person will  begin to produce and be more creative, but I think this is a helof a chart to come with – a real crucifixion….I don’t feel this chart is very promising.” … ”There will be a severe loss in this person’s life –  death, accidents, etc in the family.”

Furthermore: Sylvia and Ted’s son Nicholas Hughes killed himself on 16.03.2009, at the age of forty-seven.

The purpose of the study I was asked to complete was to see what astrology has to say about these tragic lives and this terrible relationhsip.

However, the Purpose of this Blog is solely to see what the Vedic Astrology of Love and Marriage has to say about their relationship. This Blog focuses on their relationship as an entity in itself. It does not, therefore, at all focus on the astrology of their individual lives, which I will report on in later Blogs, save to say, here, that Sylvia Plath has in her birth chart a special indicator  in Vedic Astrology of having a problematic husband, namely that Jupiter in her birth chart is conjunct the South Node of the Moon. The South Node of the Moon is called Ketu in Vedic Astrology. Jupiter is the karaka (or Indicator) of ‘husband’ in a woman’s chart. To have Ketu conjunct a planet ‘spoils it’. The energy of Ketu is dissolution: a dissolving like knives. Women with Jupiter conjunct Ketu have very special love issues – as do men and women with Venus conjunct Ketu.

I want to convey to you that the Vedic Astrology of Love and Relationships starts of with a very sure ‘foundation declaration’. you can trust it. it’s succinct and accurate.  It offers a sure foundation to the evaluation of a relationship. It evaluates a relationship according to a range of key qualities qualities that Western Astrology can not encompass.

If a relationship fares badly in the Vedic foundation analysis, one would not bother to look further at the next step in the analysis of the relaitonhsip: the aspects between the planets, nor at the western psychodynamic astrology between the couple. If the foundation test fails, one would advise against the marriage.

This ancient, sure and valid statement of relationships is still available today in Vedic Astrology, and it now has a huge gift to bring to the modern West.

I routinely offer Relationship Reports, and also the Starwheel Workshops where there is an emphasis on Love and Relationships, where Depth Insight from the astrology is uniquely combined with demonstration of fast-acting depth-healing techniques such as Emotion Code, EFT, Metamorphic Technique, Quantum Touch and other healing methods. there is testimony to the accuracy and vlaue of the insight, and the power fo the healing in these workshops.

So, what does the ancient Vedic Astrology of Love and Relationships have to say about the relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes?

I now present a very abbreviated form of the Vedic Love and Relationship report I routinely offer (together with the western astrology of relationships) to my ‘love and relationship’ astrology clients, so here is the report as it applies to Sylvia and Ted’s relationship:

The Foundation of the Vedic Astrology of Love and Marriage is to combine the Moons of the couple (Vedic astrology says relationhsip compatibility can not accurately be determined from a comparison of the Suns of the couple, which is the standard approach used in western astrology. Our Sun is our ‘busniness self’, our ego; but it should be our Moons or our emotional bases that we compare to evaluate a relationship).

The Vedic method compares the Lunar Sign the Moon falls in at the moment of birth for each partner. There are 27 of these Lunar Signs (called Nakshatras) and they are unbelievably magical and valid.

Ted Hughes’ Moon is in the powerful Lunar Sign of Bharani. It’s power animal is the male elephant!
Sylvia Plath’s Moon is in the skillful but tricky and duplicitous Lunar Sign of Hasta whose power animal is the Female Buffalo.

Let’s look at how the Vedic Astrology of Love and Relationships rates this particualr relationship according to its standard evaluation headings:

FIRST THERE’S THE ISSUE OF RESPECT – Will the couple respect each other? This is also called Strii Dirga. This facet is crucial. Vedic Astrology says there is the capacity for Respect in Sylvia and Ted’s relationship. They would have started out with this quality.

NEXT THERE’S THE ISSUE OF WAVELENGTH – Are you on the same wavelength? The score out of a maximum possible 36 points – and there are eight factors to score within these 36 points. Sylvia and Ted get 19 points out of the possible 36. Effectively the minimum viable score is considered to be 18. Not very good. Let’s look at the detail of the scoring they get within the eight subheadings under ‘Wavelength’. Note that the eight categories get more and more important as we work our way down the list, and the maximum number of possible points each facet can score gets higher too:

1. Positive Improvement: Will you tend towards positive improvement? (<1 point). This is also called ‘Mutation’ or ‘Varna Kuta’. They get the max possible one point.

2. Innate Giving: Will you innately give to each other? (<2 points). This is also called Vasya Kuta. Ted and Sylvia’s relationship gets one point out of a possible max of 2 points

3. Comfort: Will the man’s presence be felt as comfortable or threatening to the woman? ( <3 points). This is also called Tara or Dina Kuta. They get 1.5 points out of the maximum possible 3 points. This would be how things would have started off before the terrible issue of the imbalance of ‘assertive pressure’ inevitably set in – see below.

4. Sexual compatibility, also called Yoni Kuta. The better the Yonis between the couple the better they can act together and bond.  (<4 points). This is called Yoni Kuta. They get three points out of a possible four, so there was sexual magnetic attraction. But was it enough?

5. Friendliness: It’s so important to be friends – or are you neutral or even inimical towards each other? (<5 points). This is also called Graha Maitram Kuta. Their relationhsip get a dismal and terrible  0.5 points out of five. They were no way friends.

6. Affinity: Is there affinity between the two people’s temperaments? (<6 points). This is also called Gana Kuta and their relationhsip gets three points out of a possible six.

7. Constructivism: Can you be constructive together? Favorable scores predict prosperity and happiness; lowest scores can bring loss, ruin, quarreling and separation or loss of progeny (<7 points). This is also called Bha Kuta or Rashi Kuta, and Ted and Sylvia get a disasterous  NIL points out of a possible seven! This is a major blow: they can never act constructively together.

8. Humour Imbalance: Is there excess of the three ‘humours’: Kapha, Pitta or Vata in the relationship: there should be balance (<8 points). This is also called Nadi Kuta and their score is 8/8:  no problem with this facet.


The ‘Detriments are also known as the Doshas. The two Detriments are:

1. Obstruction: Will there be excessive obstructions that prevent your lives from completely coming together? This is also called Vedha Dosha or ‘Forbidden Combinations’, and they are not rated as being afflicted by ‘obstacles’.

2. Misfortune: Will the couple be ‘roped to’ misfortune or not, and will unexpected troubles arise between them? This system is also used to establish how compatible the energies of each partner’s chakras are with each other. This is also called Rajju Dosha – and there is no problem inherently identified here.


The Beneficial Supplements are also called the Upaskaras. They are:

1. Shared Sense of Purpose: Is there the needed ‘shared sense of purpose’? This is also called Mahendra. And the danger identified with Sylvia and Ted is that they do not have the necessary sense of purpose. Sense of purpose needs to be there moment by moment and long-term over a life-time. Having no innate shared sense of purpose can be overcome if there is Respect (which there was initially for these two) and if there is balance of assertive pressure (and for these two the imbalance of assertive pressure was horrific: see below).

2. Magnetic Attraction: Is there magnetic attraction between the couple. This is also called Vasya. If the magnetic attraction is one-way, this can be an horrifically dangerous ‘Fatal Attraction’.  For Sylvia and Ted there was no magnetic attraction. This is not in itself a problem. The fatal one-way attraction is the great danger here! And they did not have that.


Mars is a malefic. Its energy is good for getting things done but can be abrasive, harmful or destructive in relationship issues. This facet warns us if one partner is far more assertive than the other. This is also called Kuja Dosha.

If you have Mars in the first house in your natal chart, or Mars in the fourth House, you are a Kuja Dosha person, and you are just too abraisive for marriage to work. You would need insight, awareness and healing, and careful choice of marriage partner.

It is here that the hugest flaw in the relationship between Ted and Sylvia is very clearly and accurately identified. Ted is measured to be five times more assertive than Sylvia. This is a horrific and final impediment to a relationship. If only they could have been told that Vedic Astrology gives this verdict before it was too late!


On the basis of a very low wavelength score; the lack of innate constructivism, and no shared sense of purpose, plus, most especially the fact that Ted is irremediably immensely more powerfully assertive than Sylvia, no Vedic Astrologer would have recommended this relationship.

It would not have been OK even just as a friendship.

Most certainly, the marriage would not have gone ahead. It is a no-hoper. And what would have been so useful to Sylvia and Ted to know. Vedic Astrology could have pointed this out to them.

The big and irrevocably huge problem is Ted being five times as assertive than Sylvia, whereas there needs to be assertive balance. I do give out detailed Love and Relationship reports to my clients evaluating their existing or proposed relationships. Here’s the sort of things the report can say in a case of ‘assertive pressure imbalance’ like Sylvia and Ted’s:

Your horoscopes shows that the man asserts himself with more force than the woman. This can result in the woman feeling pushed into the corner or like she never has a say on a matter. She may also find it hard to say “no” when she needs to in face of the man’s stronger presence. The man may also feel that the woman is not rising to the occasion of building the best life together and this can cause him to get quite frustrated. If by chance the man is a very gentle person, then this can manifest a bit differently. He may simply be very stubborn and quietly insist on things going the way he deems fit. This can make it quite difficult for the woman’s concerns to be met and while her concerns may not be challenged, sufficient attention will not likely be given to them.


As a Footnote, let’s look very briefly at the ‘standard’ compatibility issues between the two lunar Signs:

Ted has Moon in Bharani Lunar Sign and his power animal is a male elephant.
Sylvia has Moon in Hasta and is a female buffalo.

Bharani and Hasta: Hasta (Sylvia) will be inviting and loving and will love you with nothing in return. Be careful how you treat them. They are insecure and in constant need of your approval. They get trapped into conventional lives yet yearn to be conventional. The insecurity makes them possessive and jealous.

Hasta and Bharani: Hasta (Sylvia) is fascinated by Bharani’s (Ted’s) sexual confi­dence. This is the area where Hasta is the least confident. Hasta will love Bharani without expecting anything in return. So Bharani would always need to be so careful with Hasta’s feelings, or they would destroy Hasta. A further problem is that both signs are possessive and stubborn. Hasta will always feel insecure, and always suspicious of Bharani’s friends.


Here is my favourite poem by Sylvia Palth:

Nick And The Candlestick – by Sylvia Plath

I am a miner.
The light burns blue.
Waxy stalactites
Drip and thicken, tears
The earthen womb
Exudes from its dead boredom.
Black bat airs
Wrap me, raggy shawls,
Cold homicides.
They weld to me like plums.
Old cave of calcium
Icicles, old echoer.
Even the newts are white,
Those holy Joes.
And the fish, the fish—-
Christ! They are panes of ice,
A vice of knives,
A piranha
Religion, drinking
Its first communion out of my live toes.
The candle
Gulps and recovers its small altitude,
Its yellows hearten.
O love, how did you get here?
O embryo
Remembering, even in sleep,
Your crossed position.
The blood blooms clean
In you, ruby.
The pain
You wake to is not yours.
Love, love,
I have hung our cave with roses.
With soft rugs—-
The last of Victoriana.
Let the stars
Plummet to their dark address,
Let the mercuric
Atoms that cripple drip
Into the terrible well,
You are the one
Solid the spaces lean on, envious.
You are the baby in the barn.

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