Starwheel April News – Eclipses and more…

Michael web photo 3The leaves are coming out on the trees at last here. Hopeful new beginnings for us all. Sometimes these can mean letting go and eclipses are always undammings of energy. I myself am excited to have just brought out my third novel on Amazon Kindle and feel there is lots of new growth happening in my work, such as my distance courses and the Munay-Ki initiations as well as Silsden Spiritual Pathways , including the Silsden Astrology Group.

In this newsletter:
The Eclipses of 2013
Big Saturn Transits
Munay-Ki Initiations
Distance Courses in Astrology, Runes and Ogham
Silsden Spiritual Pathways
My New Novel is out on Amazon Kindle

The Eclipses of 2013: We are coming up to the first Eclipse: on Thursday 25th April 2013, we experience the first of the five eclipses of this year. It’s a Lunar Eclipse: Sun opposition Moon. The Sun is at 5 Taurus in western Astrology (that’s11 Aries in Vedic Astrology). The Moon is at 5 western Scorpio (that’s 11 Libra in Vedic Astrology).

There’s a huge pile-up of planetary energies: The eclipse Sun is conjoined by Mars, Venus and the South Node of the Moon (Ketu); the eclipse Moon is conjoined by Saturn, North Node (Rahu) and the Ascendant of the eclipse chart.

Typically, because the eclipse is caused by a shadow passing across the Sun or the Moon, it is taken as an indication of negative events, suggesting problems for particular countries, leaders, or some aspect of world politics. Eclipses definitely create tsunamis and earthquakes

On the other hand, eclipses can also be used for predicting what will happen to individuals. Firstly, the astrological House in which the eclipse takes place will usually become sensitized for up to 6 months. Secondly, if the eclipse falls near the same degree as a planet in the person’s natal chart, then it affects that planet and everything it symbolizes in the chart. If the eclipse falls on the persons natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or ruler of the Ascendant, then it will have a powerful effect. Many people ‘feel’ or sense the difficult eclipse energies coming about five days before-hand. The effects of lunar eclipses are felt much sooner than those of solar eclipses.

But before we talk any further about this first eclipse, here is the eclipse summary for the year 2013:
Lunar Eclipse 25.4.13   at 19.57hrs  at 11.6 Libra (western 5 Scorpio) (Sun opp Moon)
Solar Eclipse   10.5.13   at 00.28 hrs at 24 Aries     (western 19 Taurus) (Sun conj Moon)
Lunar Eclipse 25.5.13   at 04.25 hrs at 9 Scorpio   (Western 3 Sag) (Sun opposite Moon)
Lunar eclipse  18.10.13 at 23.37 hrs at 1 Aries       (Western 25 Aries )   (Sun opposite Moon)
Solar Eclipse     3.11.13 at 12.50 hrs at 17 Libra     (Western 11 Scorpio) (Sun conjunct Moon)
Lunar Eclipse 17.11.13 at 15.15 hrs at 1 Taurus     (Western 25 Taurus) (Sun opposite Moon)

Eclipses are influential. They undam dammed up energies. On the worldly level they are associated with tsunamis and earthquakes. On our personal level, they can trigger great change. This will be either immediate or after a delay when some later transit will trigger the discharge of huge stagnant energy created by the eclipse.

How you, personally, will experience this undamming of energy depends on where you are at spiritually and in terms of your perception and understanding. If you have an eclipse on your first house moon, this could well make you even more ‘me-first’.  If the eclipse falls on your Jupiter, you could be in for a big period of expansion – but be careful to stay grounded and not over-expand in one area to the detriment of other areas of your life. The effects of some eclipses may be delayed until a later transit over the spot (e.g. by Mars or Sun) triggers the consequences. Generally speaking, if your natal planet is at the Rahu (North Node) end of the eclipse, then the effects will be more malefic than if you are affected by the Ketu (South Node of the eclipse). See more about the Eclipses in my Blog: posted yesterday on this site.

The Big Saturn Transits: So many people who contact me for readings from across the globe all seem to be experiencing big Saturn Transits at the present, so I feel this is because I have important things to be able to say to them.  The first is when Saturn is transiting across the Moon in your birth chart: The second is when Saturn is transiting through the 12th House in your birth chart: The third is when Saturn is transiting across the Sun in your birth chart:

When Saturn is transiting across the Moon in your birth chart: This is known as Sade Sate in Vedic Astrology. It is a predictive period that occurs once every twenty eight years. It always lasts some seven-and-a-half years’. Sade Sathi is always a period of some seven-and-a-half years’ separations, confusion, blocks and problems. It is like going down into a pit and then coming up out of it over a period of seven and a half years. Saturn is transiting through Vedic sign of Libra from August 2012 to November 2014. So if the Moon is in the Vedic Sign of Libra in your birth chart, you are at the bottom of the pit now: the turning point. If your Moon is in the Vedic sign of Scorpio in your birth chart, you are going down into the pit now. If your Moon is in the Vedic sign of Virgo in your birth chart, you are coming up out of the pit now.

Astrologically it is defined as follows: Read more about the three great Saturn Transits on my Blog:

Munay Ki Initiations: We are really pleased to invite you to receive Initiation into the Nine Rites of Munay Ki.
These energetic transmissions bring in great healing and clarity, as well as offering very practical tools to help you in the challenges of everyday life, enabling you to move beyond limiting scripts.

The three different options are:
Five Tuesdays evenings starting May 14th, 7.30 to 9.30pm,
Or long weekend: Saturday June 29th and Monday July 1st (This is especially designed to suit people coming for initiation long-distance or from abroad. Rather than have a full weekend which we felt would be too intensive, you have the Sunday free and then return for the second day on the Monday).
Or Two Saturdays: Saturday June 29th and Saturday July 6th

The archetypes of Munay-Ki that are placed in your energy body are what is needed to shed destructive old patterns and arise in light and power. Here are three of them as an example:
Serpent who sheds his skin, Jaguar who defends your medicine space, Humming Bird who can undertake great journeys and drink deeply from the nectar of life, Eagle with whom you can see the great picture and fly wing to wing with Great Spirit. For all the lineages and energies, see our web site: for details and booking. We do look forward to seeing you, Maggie and Michael. See my YouTube Video:

Certificated Distance Learning Courses in western and Vedic Astrology, The Ogham, The Runes and Shamanic Healing
I’ve been passionate about astrology for a couple of decades and have offered my successful distance courses for a number of years. I’m now pleased to add my new distance courses in the Runes, Ogham and Shamanic Healing. I’ve run groups on the runes many times and more recently groups on the Ogham Tree Alphabet. I have been amazed at the feedback I had from participants in these groups and the huge personal growth that occurred for people over the course of studying the Runes, one Rune at a time, week by week or the Ogham Tree Alphabet, one tree at a time, week by week. So as not everybody can make it to West Yorkshire, we have created these distance courses and are delighted to be seeing the same transformational growth in people doing these courses too. So do please take a look and see if it’s something that speaks to you – there is so much learning that happens and you do embark on a real journey of discovery.
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Western astrology course:
Vedic astrology course:
Course on the Runes:
Course on the Ogham:
Course on Shamanic Healing:

Silsden Spiritual Pathways: Here’s our local program:
1st Wednesday, Shamanic evening with tarot and drumming, alternating the following month with shamanic practice. 7.30 pm. Cost: £3. Dates: 1 May, 5 June
2nd Wednesday: Silsden Astrology Group. Cost: £5 – see separate FB Page. Dates: 10th April, 8th May, 12th June
3rd Wednesday: Silsden Druid Group, 7.30pm. Dates: 17th April, 15th May, 19th June
4th Wednesday: Munay-Ki Empowerment Group – support group for Munay-Ki Initiates only. Dates: 24th April, 22nd May, 26th June
In addition to these Wednesday Events there are also the following:
Druid Group outdoor events: third Saturday of the month from May 18th – contact for more details. Events are at a beautiful cave by a waterfall near Malham.
Men’s/Women’s Group: Last Monday of the month at 7.30pm
Come to the spectacularly beautiful first event working on the land on Saturday 18thMay at 2pm. The Men’s Group and the Women’s Groups start from this.

My new book, Munay Ki Vision Holder, is now out on Amazon Kindle  and here’s the summary 
Vision Holder Munay Ki 
Part 1 in the series Munay Ki Hero’s Journey

When the Terrorist War destroyed the West, the Tribe survived high and remote in its distant valley, living in peace and harmony with the earth, following the Vision of its Founders and principles of Respect and Sharing. But the Tribe did not know that, financed from the distant Union, a new Empire had arisen in the ruins of Europe, where the rich and powerful live through exploiting and enslaving others. And when the Empire at last finds the Tribe, there is bloodshed. Some in the Tribe decide they must prepare for war. Others plan to preserve the Founders’ vision by teaching its values to the whole world. Patrick retreats to a place of healing. Sickened by the violence, he feels that the Tribe’s vision is not enough to preserve it.  But Destiny brings Ciara a beautiful slave from the land of Erin. She has received from ancient places the energies of Munay Ki, lineages and visions of great healing and power. They alone can bring in the New Order that is now so desperately needed.

And in case you didn’t know, you don’t need to have a Kindle to read a Kindle book as you can read it books on your laptop or computer. You can ask for a sample and receive the first chapter for free so please click here to check it out
And then there are my two earlier Kindle Novels:

Rune Magic
Sacred Earth

Contact Michael Conneely through his website or email or phone 07799296821.