Astrology Mini Course How do I understand my planets?

You will benefit from depth study on one or two of your planets.

Enroll on Michael Conneely’s Astrology Mini Course 5: How do I understand my planets?

In this wonderful course, which is the 5th of my Astrology Mini Courses, together, we study one or two planets in your birth chart in great depth. You can do this whether you are fairly much a beginner or are very advanced.

I normally combine both Vedic Astrology and Western astrology in my courses and readings, so you need to know at least the basics of either Vedic Astrology interpretation or Western astrology interpretation to do this course. If you know just one of these two disciplines, which is normally the case, don’t worry because I can add in the perceptions of the other discipline.

And even if you have considerable experience in either of these, you can still discover invaluable insights by working with me. I am used to working with highly qualified students, as well.

So, what is the focus of this Astrology Mini-Course?

Well, you may feel you will really benefit if you do in depth study on one or two of your planets.

For example, you might choose to study Venus in your birth chart and predictive astrology to really work out what is your script for love and sexuality. And in this case, we would naturally study the Houses occupied and Ruled by Venus, the aspects involving Venus, and also study your 7th House, you’re 7th Arudha and the Upapada which is the pada of your 12th house in order to assess your scripts for relationships, marriage and children.

For example, you might choose to study Mars in your birth to work out what your scripts for assertion are, how you use your Mars, either too weak or too strong, or both of those! We might well need to do a Chiron study.

For example, you might choose to study Neptune in your life: are you a visionary or an illusionist? Are you sorcerous and deceptive? Are you and earth mystic? Are you a Pied Piper?

A key approach of mine is to link astrology to any needed healing and empowerment, and I also do vision journeying if requested. And see our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland:

In your western astrology, one of the issues we will be looking at is the effect of Nature versus Nurture, and I use a psychodynamic counting system where we can examine this question.
In your Vedic astrology, a couple of the techniques we will include is the use of Planets as Indicators or Karakas. In vedic Astrology there are two invaluable systems of Karakas: Fixed Indicators and Chara (or Moveable) Indicators. Fixed indicators are things or people a planet always defines in your life. So, what you do then is assess the strength/weakness and qualities of that planet and you will see a perception of how those life areas or people will manifest in your life and you work out what to do about healing or empowering around that script or destiny.

Here’s a couple of examples of use of your planets as pointers towards gaining understanding of the planets in your birth chart, by understanding them as fixed indicators:

Sun: Father, sense of self (ahamkara), soul, our inner life and light, individuality, rational mind, status in the world
soul, confidence, generosity, power, ego, father.
The Sun denotes fatherly qualities, leadership and needing to be visible and “seen”. The nodes have unique offerings.

Moon: Mother, emotions, personality, happiness, home, The past
feeling/emotions, connection, family, others, mother.
The Moon offers nurturing, nourishment and support, as well as hospitality and the qualities of mothering.

Jupiter: Dharma, guru, wealth, luck, health, Husband (for woman).
wisdom, meaning, optimism, children, teachings.
Jupiter (the guru) who indicates teaching, giving knowledge, or being in a position of offering information.

However, Vedic Astrology also has a system of moveable indicators which is incredibly sophisticated and powerful. So here the planet indicates different issues depending on its longitude within its sign in your individual and personal vedic birth chart. So here is a brief statement of assessing what each planet will indicate in your personal and individual chart:

Your Planets as Karakas or indicators for aspects of your destiny:

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, as well as an indicator of profession

BK = Bhratikaraka the indicator of siblings and one’s 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

This system is so subtle and immensely powerful. For example, look at Bhratikaraka. I have Rahu as Bhratikaraka, and so often I have had teachers who have fired me on but harmed me. So you get the idea? These are the issues we study in this special astrology Mini Course study.

And importantly, as with all my courses, the focus of study on the selected special Mini-Course theme, is studied with reference to two charts: yours and mine. The benefit of this approach is that it ensures authenticity and trust. We develop an excellent working relationship.

There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go. In addition, I run a healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest.

My Tuition Approach:
My tuition approach in these Mini-Courses is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.

I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.

I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.

So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.

I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide courses. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically taught. There’s opportunity for western astrology cross-over if you wish. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment.

Here’s my Astrology Mini-Courses websites. In each of them your study of your chosen Astrology Mini-Course Option develops with a special emphasis on the particular area of astrology covered by the website:

Master Vedic Astrology:
Nakshatras Advanced course:
Advanced Vedic Astrology Course:

My Western Astrology Course:

And my Astrology Readings website is Starwheel Astrology:

I look forward to hearing from you,