Introduction Pt 1. Karma and your Planets
Have you ever wondered how you can read the planets, so as to read your Karma?
This Lords of Karma Video and Blog Series is offered by Michael Conneely, International Astrologer, Shamanic Healer and Author. Michael works with Healer Maggie Pashley, at their Healing Centre in the West of Ireland – and Worldwide.
The Lords of Karma series has 13 Videos and Blogs presenting the way in which each of the planets of Western and Vedic Astrology acts as a Lord of Karma, and then in addition, there are supporting videos, such as this Introduction Video, and also videos dealing with astrological techniques and Healing methods.
Your Karmas and Your Planets:
You can read the planets in your birth chart, so as to read your Karma. You can read them in your astrology birth chart to get a statement of the karmas you were born to work with this time.
Karmas are life scripts and tasks that we absolutely have to work with and experience this time so as to heal and grow.
Some Karmas are fixed and might take a number of lifetimes to ‘burn’. Other of our Karmas are not fixed, and we can heal and burn them and become a more shining human in this lifetime.
And there’s still another group of Karmas which are also very important to identify: these are the special achievements, the special sparks, and the special benefic energy manifestations, that we are born to develop and enjoy and grow and maximise, this time.
In fact, we work on our karmas for our benefit, for the benefit of other humans and for the world, and, also, so as to co-create with the great unfoldment of God experiencing himself which is what drives the eternal creation and destruction of the universes.
It’s important to know that, in addition to your overriding karma, often expressed by the axis of the Nodes of the Moon in your birth chart, there’s actually also a very detailed Karma or in fact ‘cluster of karmas’, around the affairs of each individual planet in your birth chart.
And you can ALSO study your predictive astrology, to see how your Karma is coming into your life during your current predictive period, or in years to come.
To understand our predictive karma manifestations, it is not only useful to look at your current predictive astrology, it is also so enlightening to see what was happening to you when last had a big planet transit involving that same planet as is affecting you this time, and maybe that was years ago. Compare it to the present transit of that planet, and you will get even deeper understanding of your Karma.
So, in what light do you understand the nature of karma? The important principle at play here, is that the operation of Karma is NOT Retributive. It has to be understood with love. It is not a system of Punishment.
So, working with your karmic astrology in this Lord of Karma series, is a system of developing perception and understanding. It is also a system of Healing. And it is a system of Empowerment. And so ultimately, it is also a system of soul growth and helping others.
Forgiveness is so important. Our life is disfigured, and our Karmas made worse, if we live harbouring anger and hatred, or if we live not caring of how we have harmed others in the past.
So often the harm we do to others is the result of our earlier ignorance and the damage done to us. Hopefully we have grown since. But we do have to change our perception and understanding of our Karmic destiny. We have to transform our bad karmic actions in order to now liberate ourselves from their consequences, and also heal others from their consequences.
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So, this Lords of Karma series teaches how each of the planets in our Astrology birth chart, act in very detailed and definable ways as a Lord of our Karma. This series points to what we are here to experience and how we can best grow through our individual and personal karmic experiences of that planet.
The series also teaches how we work with each of the planets active in our predictive astrology. These are our Lords of Karma also. They bring into our life indication of what we should currently focus on, and what we must work with now, to heal and grow.
We really do need to know the detail of the tides and seasons in our life: so that we can know what to expect, understand their meaning, and decide in an informed way what needs to be done, and how to use the energies we are being presented with. And my Astrology genuinely can shed unparalleled insight onto this.
My Astrology Readings, Astrology Courses and the Healings that my partner Maggie Pashley or myself do with you, really can help you perceive in detail what the truths of your karmas are, and through that, you can go on heal them and so, you can heal and empower your life.
We love doing these Readings and Healings, and its’ a joy to bring clarity to what is working and not working in your life, to what challenges you, and also to presenting ways of healing and empowering yourself, through this work.
This is a big thing to say. So: how does it work?
Karma is often seen by the western mind, as punishment, as pay-back time, and karma is necessarily seen as painful. Karma has bad press. But this is karma misunderstood!
This is not the case at all.
The fact is, that our Karma is the result of our past lives. And our soul chooses which karmas we must work with this lifetime.
And so, yes, we must heal and work with negative karmas which we have built up, and these can be identified by working with our astrology and deciphering the karmic dimensions of each of our planet. And we must have an ethical and loving commitment to ourselves and others to do that.
But it is also crucial to also know that we also start this life with many beneficial karmas. These beneficial karmas can also be identified by working on our astrology. And these beneficial karmas assist us and support us. And most importantly: these beneficial Karmas include very special sparks of skill and gifts and golden reapings from past lives which we incarnate with this time, to develop yet further. Indeed, of course, working with our more negative karmas can also build us up so that our beneficial karmas can also flower.
So, our Karma is not to be seen as a Retribution. It is to be seen as an invitation to develop perception and wisdom and become more whole. So, this is a completely different energy from the traditional western viewpoint.
In fact, astrology can pinpoint very precise definitions of Karmas we have born to work with. This is because our astrology natal chart is actually a map of our karmas (to see how the ‘Law of Correspondences’ works, see below).
And so, for example, the position and standing of Mercury in your birth chart will tell you so very much about your fates and scripts to work with, benefit from and heal in the vast area of communication issues.
And so, as another example, the standing of the Sun in your birth chart will tell you so much about issues of Father, but also how and to what extent you are the needed ‘King of your kingdom’ (or not the king if your Sun is Debilitated or Fallen).
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So, let’s continue our showing of how your planets are Lords of Karma, with very precise manifestations and potential in you life:
If one or more of your planets is in one of the three Gandanta Zones of Vedic Astrology (where a water sign transitions into a fire sign) then the affairs of that planet in your life will be insubstantial and weak, and you will experience difficulties around the agenda of that planet, and you will in some ways be insubstantial or weak, and you need to learn how to heal the energy of that planet in your life.
And so, for example, if you have your natal Moon in a Gandanta Zone, this will mean that mother will not be there for you – with all that that entails!
And so for example, if you have Gandanta Sun, this means that Father was not there for you, and this means that in some way you will be insubstantial and weal, ripe to be scapegoated by a dysfunctional family. You’ll find it hard to assert yourself soundly or to chart a strategized way forward.
But, through dealing with the swamping difficulties, the weakness of Gandanta placement of one or more of our planets, does actually potentially open us to inspiration and to growth and healing.
And I particularly mention Gandanta now, as, at the time fo writing (December 2017), there was exceptional activation of the three Gandanta Zones:
* The August 2017 Eclipses were in the Cancer-Leo Gandanta when Rahu North Node passed from the Vedic sidereal zodiac signs of Leo to Cancer.
* Uranus is transiting in the Pisces to Aries Gandanta as I write this, bringing Revolution to many.
* Saturn has passed through the Scorpio to Sagittarius Gandanta.
And, as a real challenge to me, Mercury has passed through that same Scorpio to Sagittarius Gandanta, and he’s just turned retrograde today, and he passes back through it again. And then he turns direct once more, and goes through that Gandanta Zone for the third time!!!!!
Please know that if you understand the nature of each planet as fully as possible, you will more correctly perceive and recognise what that planet is bringing to your life generally or in your current predictive period. And this way you will so much the better be able to cooperate with what is being offered to you. You will so much the better be able to burn your negative Karmas and you will so much better be able to manifest your own very special sparks of achievement and beauty that are your positive Karmas. This is because astrological study of each planet accurately defines what positive and negative karmas are wrapped into each of your planets, and what to do about them.
The Outer Planets:
As another example of how you can gain Karmic understanding and bring healing and empowerment, it is so illuminating, crucial and necessary to earn how the ‘outer planets’ of Western Astrology define our start karma in life, and bring us karmic energies at astrologically predictable phases in our life.
These Outer Planets are the Gods of Change: Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron the Wounded Healer. And just like all the planets, they deliver Karma very specific to you and your life.
It really is true that we fail to perceive and work with our Karmas at our peril.
And, conversely, we so enrich and heal our life (and also the lives of others), if we do develop ever better perception of the nature and divine purpose of our planets’ karmas, and heal them, and heal our life.
The Varga Charts of Vedic Astrology: Divisional Charts:
And as a final example of how we can use astrology to identify and work with our karmas, whether difficult or beneficial, I thought I should mention Vedic Astrology’s wonderful series of divisional charts, called ‘Varga charts’.
These Vedic Astrology Varga Charts are additional to the Vedic birth chart. Please note here, that Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac as opposed to the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology, and note that each Varga chart which is derived from the Vedic birth chart, makes immense and powerful declaration about a specific area of your life.
So, for example, if you have your Jupiter with a super-high score across all your Varga charts, you will have great sense of purpose when Jupiter is activated by predictive period. I am referring here to the wonderful Vedic Astrology Dasas system: predictive periods and subperiods that unfold from the moment of your birth based on the position of the Moon at that moment).
However, note that even if you are in a Dasa ruled by a powerful planet, you’ll maybe also need to learn how to actually manage such vastness of expansion. The Big Question raised here is: ‘Is your Sun strong enough to coordinate it all???’
So, these few brief examples offered, above, each give you some introductory idea of how each planet in your astrology chart is actually a carrier of your all-important karma, and can act as a gateway to your healing and empowerment.
But please also realise that you can learn how to identify your karmas, whether natal or predictive; you can learn how to work with them, you can learn how to heal them and you can learn how to empower around them. I offer you these insights when you have one of my astrology readings, or by studying on one of my astrology courses. These astrology readings and courses can give you immense and precise insights into your karmas: how to manage your Karmas, how to heal your Karmas, How to discover the buried gold. How to find Light out of apparent Darkness.
Remember, some of our Karmas will be hard and difficult, they can’t be evaded because they are the needed challenges for us to work on and succeed with. And until you spiritually and psychologically mature it is likely that you will have done some damage by not understanding your karmas. But even that can be of value, due to the perception that it is the dark that can lead you to the light. And we must always remember also that this is a journey that must be accompanied by love and forgiveness with all concerned.
Through my astrology readings and courses, and the associated vision work and Healings, I will help you understand and work with them all.
I combine Western Astrology with Vedic Astrology.
I want to make the point that Vedic Astrology gives an accurate destiny statement of how each planet will function in your chart and in your life – and predictively as well. It gives an incarnational life purpose statement and states how your planets treat each other. As such, Vedic Astrology when properly done, is a breathtakingly accurate depiction of your Karmas.
Western astrology, on the other hand, depicts our psychological self, and so study of our Western Astrology chart will tell us how we will experience our destiny and our past lives psychologically.
Vedic Astrology will depict these to us in a much vaster way, of which our psychological self is but a part – though a crucial part of course, because since the age of the Enlightenment, we Westerners are in large part: psychological beings.
And so, my Astrology readings and courses, and the associated healing and journey work I offer, can all show you what you can do to develop your perception as to the nature of your karma in this life time. They point to the ways you can empower and heal around your karma. They point to the ways you can even transcend the formula of your Karmas in this life time. They go beyond formulaic astrology, into the divine areas of soul astrology!
You can now go to Pt. 2 of this Introduction video to hear about our healing methods, and then go to Pt 3 to be introduced to some of the astrological techniques used.
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