The Eclipses of April 2014 – Can you embrace Earthquake?

April 2014 is a month where great held tensions will shatter, just as the plates of the Earth’s crust shift when there’s earthquake.
How much you will be affected depends on how the positions of the planets in the heavens during April 2014 interact with the positions of the planets in your personal individual birth chart.
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First of all in this Newsletter, I look at the exceptional energies of the astrology of the month of April 2014. Then to end there’s more local news of a new shamanic journeying group, EFT training, a 12-week self-realisation training, the celebration of the Festival of Beltane and a Mind-Body-Spirit Fayre:

The Eclipses of April 2014:

If Earthquake does come into your life, how you will experience it will depend on your state of consciousness and whether your life is on course for your dharma or your true spiritual learning purpose or not. If you are on course, great opportunities, healing and empowerment will be offered you. If you are off course, your mind and your life will experience turbulence with the divine purpose of rolling you out of your present wrong ways and opening you up to contact a path which will better allow you to find your enlightenment. Visualising the good outcome is important. There are healing techniques to dispel your fears and blocks (including EFT and hypnotherapy). Remember, eclipses are frequently associated with earthquakes and tsunamis because the earth’s crust is affected by the eclipse energies, just as our minds and bodies feel them too.

The Earthquake actually sets off with the Dark of the Moon on 30th March at 18.45 hrs, where the New Moon or Dark Moon is at 9 western Aries: conjunct the Sun and Uranus in the heavens. What an explosive potential! How driven and irritable! But maybe full of inspiration and innovation and needed potential for change. Issues of freedom! Re-evaluation, re-invention. Don’t let it all deteriorate into cranky dissatisfaction and passive experience of revolution coming in, in and uncontrolled and not-understood into your life. This is obviously a very tense time for those with Sun or another major personal planet around 7 to 15 degrees western Aries (or those with planets in the same degrees in western Libra opposite).  This will be a time where it will, yes, be necessary to note the lessons from astrology and develop your perception and sense of timing, but it will essentially also be necessary to cultivate stability of mind and develop calm energies of powerful connection to Source: to connect to the Divine reality through meditation such as kundalini energy work.

There are two eclipses in the month of April 2014. The first is the lunar eclipse on April 15th (at 07.43 hrs.) and then there will be the solar eclipse on April 29th (at 06.15 hrs.). What will these eclipses mean for you??? What will they mean in your life???

To show you how the analysis works, I note that the eclipsed Moon of April 15th at 07.43 hrs. is exactly on my Sun in my birth chart! The eclipse Sun is exactly on my Moon. What will this mean for me?

Anciently the astrology texts have bespoken ‘the downfall of kings’ when an eclipse hits the Sun or the Ascendant! But of course the energies can go the other way:

Secondly, additionally, Rahu, the North Node of the eclipse is exactly on top of Mercury in my birth chart. My Mercury is devoured by the head of the serpent: the ancients saw eclipses as a dragon or serpent in the heavens. The Rahu, the North Node is the devouring head of the serpent; Ketu, the South Node is the tail of the serpent.

Thirdly, the Mercury-Uranus conjunction of the eclipse is right on my Midheaven (career indicator).

What will this huge impact mean in my life?

I predict that, for me, this will be the opening up of my self-expression, the opening up of my work onto a wider stage. My visibility will increase. My expression of my true self and my mind will be opened up:

Having already got a basic, an advanced, and a further advanced qualification in Vedic Astrology, I now start on the highest qualification in Vedic Astrology in this month of April 2014: the five-year course with Sanjay Rath for the highest Vedic astrology qualifications of Jyotisha Pandita and Jyotisha Guru.

I am also benefiting in a truly life-changing way now from the Shaktipat kundalini meditation from Steven Sadlier at .

And in our local area I am greatly benefiting from the pure energies and lovely community of Earth Centre in Bradford ( where Helen Hamilton leads the UK local group every week for this powerful kundalini awakening and she also starts a twelve week self-realisation course on April 6th.

As if that were not enough, I am launching Druid Forest School with a powerful Invocation Glastonbury Goddess School-trained specialist, Lynda Haigh, dedicated to offering worldwide training in invoking the Gods and goddesses of the ancient Irish, and to restoring Goddess and God to Ireland’s Holy Mountain, Croagh Patrick, as depicted in my new novel ‘Druid’. Croagh Patrick was where Saint Patrick commenced his conversion of Ireland to the Roman Catholic Church around 433AD, from which followed the loss by the Irish of their Druid religion, their language, their sovereignty and even their children as depicted by the films Philomena and Magdalen Laundry.

And I have launched two new websites offering worldwide teaching in Runes and Shamanic Healing: and

The second eclipse: the solar eclipse of 29th April at 06.15 is no less powerful. The Sun, Moon and Mercury of the Eclipse are all on top of Rahu the North Node in my birth chart.

In fact, April 2014 will be a tense and transformative month for everyone. More so if certain planets in the heavens impact on the planets in your personal and individual birth chart. Depending on how your personal astrology interacts with the positions in the heavens, April will be a turning point! There will be elements of unavoidable crisis and call for change. It’s not just because of the fiery dark of the Moon on March 30th and not just because of two eclipses, I write this for two further reasons:
1. There is a Grand Square in the heavens this month
2. Retrograde Planets: The month of April starts off with Saturn retrograde, Mars retrograde and Rahu (North Node) also Retrograde (the Nodes are normally retrograde of course).

The Grand Square
You can clearly see from the chart of the Eclipse of 15th April that there is a Grand Square in the heavens, which lasts all month. Jupiter is square Uranus. Uranus is square Pluto. Pluto is Mars. Mars is square Jupiter.

These are a range of most powerful energies all piled up and ready to crack into earthquake. Jupiter – Uranus is revolution and ‘thank the Lord’ Uranus – Pluto is liberation and deep tectonic transformation. Mars – Pluto is raw force. So, the energies range from liberation to upheaval and disruption – and even to raw force. You have to look at which if any of the planets in your birth chart are impacted by this month’s Grand Square. Some people will obviously be affected far more than others.

Retrograde Planets
I have certainly felt the masterful slowing energies of Lord Shani (Saturn) recently as he retrograded (March 2 to 20th July). It has been like wading through setting concrete to get things done. There has also been some sadness and contact with death. Saturn has been in the Vedic or sidereal sign of Libra since end 2011 and therefore themes of maturity and completion of loose ends will prevail especially maybe in the area of relationships (Libra) and on the other lessons we have been working on, bringing consequences and maturity. Both Saturn and Mars (March 1 to May 20th) are retrograde now. Both of these planets give us capacity to persevere and overcome difficulties, both inner and outer. Yet, at the same time, they point to external problems that must be overcome and surmounted. There are big questions that need to be answered within each of us now. Retrograde planets are more introspective. Saturn challenges us to internalize and get real about our willingness to face deep, long-term problems and maintain discipline in all things, reprioritising our commitments, making spiritual growth, being willing to suffer for what is good for us. Face our mistakes and changing this.

Now for some more gentle astrological news:

The Sun: Let’s look first at the gift given by the Sun: Of course, the month starts just after the Spring Equinox which was on 20th March at 16.49hrs. In the Northern Hemisphere, the light force is now from that moment therefore stronger than the dark force, and we are all moving out of the darkness and relative seclusion and inwardness of Winter. We can assess what we have learned during the Winter and what we now want to carry forward with the growing force and pace of the light which will peak at the Summer Solstice on 21st June at 10.42hrs. We should also assess what healing we need if we are to achieve our fullest potential and realize these goals, if the buds that are shooting now can fully flower. No time to waste now maybe! Urgency! These are strong egoic forces and there will be a firm need to meditate and connect to the true you and to source. Astrology must not focus just on the egoic ‘me’, the ‘me’ who lives out the chosen life scripts and karmas. Astrology must also make the point that it is useful to perceive what these egoic forces are, it is useful to perceive their timing. But it is necessary not to get swept into thinking that the egoic ‘me’ is all there is of me. It is necessary to navigate through this to contact with the true me, with Source. Yes we have work to do here on the egoic plane, on the material plane, within Maha Maya, but the true rationale of all that resides beyond time and matter in the realm of connection to the Divine.

A Venus to Neptune Transit:

Venus moves from 23 Aquarius at the start of the month to 27 Pisces at the end of the month, thus Venus transits across Neptune in the heavens on 11th April at 7 Pisces.
The Venus – Neptune energy is the Mystic, the sensitive, the pied piper or the illusionist in love, depending where you are at. It’s about Compassion. Mysticism. Romance. Seduction. Erotic imagination. Illusion. Other-worldly values, sensitiveness in love. Easily influenced. Great receptivity to beauty, art and music. Dreamy nature. High ideals, mistaken sense of love. The seducible character, the mystic. Unearthly sense of reality. Artistic interests. It’s probable manifestations include some of: romantic reveling in love. Longing for love. Peculiar desires and objectives. Unstable existence with changing occupations, a difficult realization of ideas and wishes. An awakening from emotional infatuation with the awareness of disappointment. Wrong ways of love.

Turning to more local news:

shaman in ecstasyShamanic Journeying and Healing Group
Maggie Pashley and I are starting a Shamanic Journeying and Healing Group at 7.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The first session is: April 15th. This follows with May 6th and 20th, June 3rd and 17th and July 1st and 15th

Shamanic Journeying is a powerful method to connect to the earth, to your guides and to spirit. It enables you to heal and become the person you were born to be.

The venue is the spacious and pure-energy of The Earth Centre:
211 Wakefield Rd, Drighlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD11 1EB
0113 345 0390

There will also be workshops on Power Animal Retrieval, Soul Retrieval,
Spiritual Intrusions Healing, Heart-centred deposition (where our lives are overshadowed or energetically blocked), Soul renewal by working with Fort Holders, Life-script, curse or thought-form unravelling (whether from this life or ancestral) and The Illumination method of  Munay Ki Shamanism.

Emotional Freedom Technique Training (EFT)

Maggie Pashley is holding a training session in EFT tapping at the Earth Centre, Bradford on 17th May 2014. This simple and empowering technique can be a great asset in our daily lives to help us de-stress, address physical or emotional discomforts, clear unwanted cravings and more. This day will be very practical and hands on and you will go away with a great tool you can use for life in so many different situations. No experience of EFT required. Cost £75. Contact Maggie on 07939118136 to learn more.

Kundalini Meditation : Self-realisation Course

Helen Hamilton is holding a 12-week self-realisation training starting April 6th at the Earth Centre, Bradford. Helen’s teaching is masterful and so ethical. You will do so well to learn to connect to the energies of Source, to experience the blissful powerful reality of your true self and train your mind. Meeting Helen is life-changing!

The Festival of Beltane

The festival celebration of the Spring Equinox offered by Lynda Haigh and Michael Conneely working from the Druid forest School was such a lovely atmosphere. Such decent people. It was made truly authentic so that each person could focus on the changes happening in their life and what the energies of equinox meant for them: what needed best outcomes could be envisioned and worked for. So don’t miss the upcoming festival celebration of Beltane. It is planned for a beautiful spot in nature. Lynda Haigh’s invocation of Goddess and God is truly empowering and beautiful. Get details from Lynda or Michael (contact info below).

Mind-Body-Spirit Fayre, Saturday 3rd May

Don’t miss the truly lovely Mind Body Spirit Fayre at Earth Centre Bradford on Saturday May 3rd from 10am. There’s stalls and readings, healings, meditations and pleasant company! For location and contact details, see:

Therapies Day Saturday 29th March

Lynda Haigh is holding a therapies day at the Earth Centre, Bradford on Saturday. Contact Lynda or even drop in to experience her wonderful and wholesome range of healing therapies. Lynda’s crystal singing bowls have exceptional healing power. He other therapies range from Indian Head massage to Metamorphic Technique. Her Face Book Page has details of her work: Tel: 07717158803. Treat yourself. Change your life.

Any questions about the items in this newsletter, you can contact:
Michael Conneely or 07799296821.