Learn Vedic Astrology
M.A. (Oxon), DSW, CQSW, PGCE
Cert API, Cert Dirah (Advanced).
I now live in Foxford in County Mayo in the beautiful West of Ireland where my partner: Healer Maggie Pashley and I run a Healing and Retreat Centre with Airbnb and I also offer spiritual tours of the ancient sacred sites here.
Your Teacher – Michael Conneely
My partner Maggie Pashly and I run a Healing Centre with linked airbnb in the utterly beautiful far West of Ireland. We offer readings, healings and retreats there.
In addition I teach many worldwide courses, of which this Master Vedic Astrology Course is one.
I would like to present the skills and tools that I now offer to make available to you as your teacher in the Master Vedic Astrology Course.
Vedic Astrology Training: I have studied advanced courses in both Vedic and Western Astrology for many years, and I have practiced as an Astrologer for over twenty years. I have been teaching Vedic Astrology for twenty-three years. My Vedic Astrology courses are taught with every opportunity for adding in western astrology cross-over, if you wish.
Western Astrology Training: My specialities in Western Astrology are Chiron astrology, psychosynthesis counselling, the Outer Planets, Evolutionary Astrology, Chart Aspect Shapes and Age Points use in prediction. My western Astrology courses are taught with every opportunity for adding in Vedic astrology cross-over, if you wish.
Education: In terms of my educational background, I have an MA from the University of Oxford and a total of five degrees including psychology, sociology, counselling and teaching.
I myself most greatly value the opportunity I had as a young man in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies to benefit from the Oxford University tutorial system which allowed for individual in-depth personal excellence of tuition. Accordingly I have designed my astrology courses based on this principle. They do not rely on recordings or slides or downloads. Nor do they rely on working to set enrolment dates or term times. You can enrol at any point.
High Quality Considered Depth Teaching: My approach is for you to work your own way through the course, module by module, at your own pace, focusing on your chart then mine, and drawing on the extensive methods teaching documents as you go.
The teaching focuses on two charts: yours and mine, and thus all the techniques that you learn are grounded and psychologically valid, because and for the very reason that they linked to the lives of flesh and blood people and thus not ungrounded or mentalistic or dogmatic.
You get so much more than time-limited verbal lessons or recorded teaching or slides.
This is a project you can study simply or into vast academic detail, and get the most exhaustive and patient completely personalised Tutor response from me.
This is like the traditional Oxford Tutorial System that I myself experienced. All these skills and qualities I now place at your service, as my Vedic astrology student. The course aims to train Counsellors and teachers of Vedic Astrology.
Biography: I worked in community development for many years and I now live in the Yorkshire Dales area of the UK with my partner, healer Maggie Pashley and my twenty year old son, Deaglan.
Field Study: I have additionally completed a five year university-based social anthropological field- study of spiritual forms new to the modern West, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Utopian Community. The method of study was ethnography, created by Bronislaw Malinowski during the First World War, which involves living in the institutions and communities under study and giving the individuals studies their own voice. I thus lived for long periods in a Hindu Ashram, western and Tibetan Buddhist communities, individuals on Earth Spirituality paths and ‘bender site’ dwellers seeking Utopian Community in the Glastonbury area of the UK.
Here is the story of how my study of Vedic Astrology began, and since then I have been a teacher of it over the last twenty years:
One of the first things I studied in Vedic Astrology was a special condition known only to Vedic astrology called Gandanta, and when I read what Gandanta means in my first Vedic astrology course, it was then that I realised the vast superiority of Vedic Astrology. This is because the meaning of Gandanta totally illumines the unusual circumstances of my birth and infancy and therefore of my whole life, and even more importantly Gandanta also gives a perception of the Divine meaning of such a birth – and none of this is even covered, or even known of, in Western Astrology!
This is not to 'knock' or criticise western astrology. I use western astrology in every reading I do. I teach a course in it. Western Astrology is invaluable because it offers such a profound depiction of our psychological reality, the psychosynthesis of our 'self', and the psychodynamic processes and unfoldment of our 'self'. Western Astrology's depiction of Chiron: the Wounded healer in our Chart is crucial and fundamental to work with. Western 'Evolutionary Astrology' is so crucial to know about in your life. But the point is that western astrology is fundamentally geared to your 'self' and the modern western project of 'self' - and this on its own is definitely not enough!
Vedic Astrology, on the other hand, is immense. It is immeasurably vast. It is surely declarative. It is so genuinely reliably accurate. Vedic Astrology is geared to our incarnational life purpose. Vedic Astrologyis geared to the unfoldment of our incarnational life purpose. And the sense of our 'self' that western astrology focusses on is just a part of our incarnational life purpose. Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac which is Sun-sign based and therefore egoic; Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac which is anchored to the eternal. Vedic Astrology also uses a truly ancient magical and utterly accurate Luna Zodiac as well: the 27 Nakshatras or 'lunar signs'.
So, Vedic Astrology is a huge and very accurate mapping of our destiny. And it is also such a sensitive and utterly successful mapping and depiction of the predictive energies we progress through day by day, year by year. Its astrology of relationships is so successful.