Venus in Cancer women mother love

VENUS enters Cancer: July 31 EDT until August 26.

This is a very emotional sentimental traditionally mothering nurturing time. We want to head to the waters to our place of emotional safety and refuge.

Interesting that Venus will be in CANCER during the August 21 Great American SOLAR Eclipse in Leo. AMERICA is signified by MOM and Apple pie. Very Venus in Cancer things.

America Mom and apple pie Solar Eclipse 2017 Tara Greene

Home is where the heart is and the heart IS  home. This energy turns our hearts and our stomachs homeward bound.  This is very feminine energy, highly sensitive moody energy.

Do beautify your nest, put in a water feature, renovate a kitchen or bathroom or find a place you will love to call home.

This is the nurturing, plentiful, bountiful, beautiful Mother Goddess. The way to anyone’s heart with Venus in Cancer is literally through their stomachs.  Eat, eat like a stereotypical  Jewish Mother. Children will express more emotions and will need to be especially nurtured and cared for during this time.  

Venus, was born from the ocean,  the source of all Life,  as in the famous Botticelli painting. CANCER, is the ocean, the protective womb, the ocean. 

Bette Midler as Mermaid

Venus in Cancer symbolizes strong FERTILITY. Cancer is the womb, the 4th house the unconscious, the dream world, sensation, receptivity. This is a good time to get pregnant. She is also a mermaid. 


Cancer is nourishment, Venus is quality. Venus in Cancer loves to eat, loves gorgeous presented food that is highly comforting and nutritious.  There will be lots of cooking going on. Do take a cooking class to learn how to prepare and cook food and as a social means too. Cancer can be crabby and defensive and this also point out to eating disorders, eating for your emotions. 

Venus in Cancer will highlight our need to protect our food from destructive GMO’s and MONSANTO’s hell-bent on destroying the food supply. Venus on the half-shell. The value of all creatures in the ocean is important, Whales, dolphins, sharks, narwhals, seals, fish,  crustaceans, these all need to be protected. 


Spend time near water, swim if you can, meditate and reflect on water. Do stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Do a water puja every day. A water puja is a ritual where you offer water to a Goddess as a thank you. Water symbolizes consciousness as well as emotions. It can be done every time you wash your hands.  

WATER is also our most precious commodity. Water shortages in California, in Brazil and in many parts of the world highlights our need to save, protect and value Water. Nestle’s CEO says humans DO NOT Have the right to water!!!! Such arrogance, such demonic energy. If we don’t have water there is no food, and no nothing else. The fashion excesses of our modern cultural show how values {Venus} are totally askew. There is technology that can make water out of thin air literally. These technologies need to be funded and brought into public usage.


It will be easier to express and be receptive to emotions during this month. Water dissolves all hardness so both men and women will benefit from this. Tears will flow way more easily, so use these cleansing tears as a release. 


Do beautify your nest, put in a water feature, renovate a kitchen or bathroom or find a place you will love to call home. Go visit your Mom, sisters. Appreciate your “sisterhood.”  Volunteer to help a women’s shelter, raise money for homeless people, volunteer at a food bank, or become a big sister. 

Venus rules the ArtsJ.M. W. Turner Norham Castle Sunrise tara Greene

It’s a great time for artists to work with water themes, watercolors, a fluid evocative subtle beauty, maybe even do still life paintings.

                                                              J.M. W. Turner Norham Castle Sunrise 1845 

This planet and sign are evoked in two Tarot Trumps the EMPRESS #3 which is VENUS with the Chariot # 7 the sign of Cancer.

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2 of cups Venus in Cancer Astrology Tarot Tara Greene

VENUS in CANCER is the 2 of cups  called LOVE in THOTH Tarot

Check where the planet of beauty, grace, love and sexuality is transiting through your Natal Chart to find out how this will affect you personally. 

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600 year evolution of Tarot Card art

The Radical, 600-Year Evolution of Tarot Card Art

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What would Antoine Court de Gébelin think of the Happy Squirrel?

De Gébelin was a Protestant minister born in the 18th century. He authored the multi-volume tome Le Monde primitif, which insisted that the tarot deck contained secrets of the ancient Egyptians, whose priests had distilled their occult wisdom into the cards’ illustrations, imbuing them with great mystical power. Before that point, tarot was primarily a card game—meant for fun, not prophecy.

It was a bold and somewhat absurd assertion, given that de Gébelin could not read Egyptian hieroglyphics (no one could at the time, since they weren’t deciphered until the 19th century). Despite a total lack of historical evidence to back his claim, the theory stuck: Tarot decks, once a novelty, became popular tools for divination after the publication of de Gébelin’s book.

Which brings us back to the Happy Squirrel, a relatively recent addition to the tarot’s Major Arcana, and one whose provenance is less hazy: it originated on season six of The Simpsons. Lisa visits a fortune teller who is unconcerned when Lisa picks Death, but gasps in horror when the next card she draws is the Happy Squirrel. (When Lisa asks if the fuzzy rodent is a bad sign, the fortune teller demurs, saying that “the cards are vague and mysterious.”) Although it began as a cartoon joke, the Happy Squirrel card has made its way into over a dozen commercially available tarot decks.

So what would de Gébelin’s reaction be? The answer depends on whether tarot is a collection of timeless, mystical wisdom—or a flexible framework that has endured by changing with the times. Although tarot imagery employs supposedly universal archetypes, new decks are constantly being invented, and old decks altered. The art of tarot cards can never fully transcend its milieu. Which begs a second question: How do the cards’ art and design relate to the social changes, technological advances, and aesthetic sensibilities of their particular eras?

A Wealthy Family’s Trick-Taking Game

  • Bembo Bonifacio, Female Knight (Swords), 1428-1447. Visconti Tarot from the Cary Collection of Playing Cards. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
  • Bembo Bonifacio, Empress of Swords, 1428-1447. Visconti Tarot from the Cary Collection of Playing Cards. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
  • Bembo Bonifacio, The King of Swords, 1428-1447. Visconti Tarot from the Cary Collection of Playing Cards. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Despite their aura of mystery, medieval tarot cards were not used for divination, and were probably not created by ancient Egyptian magicians. The earliest surviving tarot decks—now preserved in various museum collections—are Italian, and were commissioned by wealthy patrons, the same way one might have hired an artist to paint a portrait or illuminated prayerbook.

The Visconti-Sforza Tarot is a collection of decks, none complete, commissioned by the Visconti and Sforza families from the workshop of Milanese court painter Bonifacio Bembo. Cards such as Death, who rides a horse and swings a giant scythe like a player in the world’s most high-stakes polo match, will seem familiar to contemporary enthusiasts. So will the Pope, who sits on a golden throne; and the Lovers, who hold hands beneath a string of heraldic flags. Rather than looking to these cards for mystic guidance, the Visconti and Sforza families would have used them to play a trick-taking card game similar to modern-day Bridge. (Although it’s unlikely—given the good condition of the decks—that they were ever handled with much frequency).

The cards each have intricately tooled gold backgrounds that glow like the luxury items that they were. Bembo is believed to have included portraits of the families in many of the cards, as well as adding the Visconti family motto here and there for good measure. Akin to the work of Fra Angelico and other early-Renaissance artists, the cards are opulent but pictorially flat, although the bodies appear in naturalistic perspective and their clothing billows around them, suggesting volume and form.

The 18th-Century Conver Classic

  • Nicolas Conver, Tarot card from Tarot de Marseille, ca. 1760. Via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Nicolas Conver, Queen of Clubs. Tarot card from Tarot de Marseille, ca. 1760. Via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Nicolas Conver, Tarot card from Tarot de Marseille, ca. 1760. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Produced in 1760, French engraver Nicolas Conver’s deck of delicate woodcuts, the Tarot de Marseille, is the template on which many contemporary decks are based. Like the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the deck’s design likely originated in 15th-century Italy before traveling north to France. It’s a favorite of many tarot enthusiasts, most notably the cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who designed his own deck based on the style. While the Conver deck wasn’t the first to be called the Tarot de Marseille, it’s highly prized by collectors for its delicate color palette of sky blues and minty greens. The graphic black outlines and blunt shading of the prints give the cards a simple and rough-hewn appearance, which adds to the ambience of ancient wisdom. The popularity of the tarot grew due to advances in printing technology and via the writings of 19th-century French occultists such as Éliphas Lévi and Etteilla, which popularized the use of tarot as a method of fortune-telling and assigned additional divinatory meaning to the cards.

The New Mystics

  • Pamela Colman Smith, The Empress, c. 1937. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
  • Pamela Colman Smith, The Star, c. 1937. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
  • Pamela Colman Smith, Queen of Cups, c. 1937. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.

The Rider-Waite Smith deck, which debuted in 1909, remains the most recognizable and popular today. Designed by artist Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of the mystic A.E. Waite, it was the first to be mass-produced in English, and was intended for divination rather than gameplay. Smith and Waite were both active members of the Order of the Golden Dawn, a secretive organization devoted to the exploration of the paranormal and occult (allegedly Bram Stoker, Aleister Crowley, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were also members).

In addition to Smith’s occult bonafides, she was also an accomplished artist, championed by Alfred Stieglitz, who collected her work and showed it at his gallery. Smith created fully-realized illustrations of all 78 cards that made the deck a treasure-trove for cartomancers, who now had a much richer store of images to work with. (Previously, only the 22 Major Arcana cards such as the Fool, the Magician, and the Lovers had been elaborately illustrated—traditionally, the Minor Arcana cards, which are roughly analogous to the suits in a deck of modern playing cards, were not.) The Major Arcana were based on the Tarot de Marseille drawings, but rendered in an illustrative Art Nouveau style rich with patterns. Even the Fool looks debonaire; he carelessly approaches the cliff, a feather in his cap and a blooming rose in his elegant fingers, wearing a floral tunic that looks straight out of William Morris’s workshop.

An Occultist’s Pure Geometry

  • Frida Harris, tarot card from The Thoth deck. Photo by @cugeltje, via Instagram.
  • Frida Harris, tarot card from The Thoth deck. Photo by @cugeltje, via Instagram.
  • Frida Harris, tarot card from The Thoth deck. Photo by @cugeltje, via Instagram.

The Thoth deck, named for the Ibis-faced Egyptian god more commonly known as Horus, was painted by the artist Frieda Harris based on direction from the infamous occultist-about-town Aleister Crowley. Completed in the early 1940s, but not widely available until 1969, it features Art Decoborders resembling the pattern of a butterfly wing.

The deck is an aesthetic departure from the Rider-Waite’s homey Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Shaped by Harris’s interest in pure geometry, the cards are reminiscent of the work of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (a visionary artist who shared Harris’s interest in spiritualism and the writings of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, both popular subjects of study among the middle and upper classes in the early 20th century). Harris’s shaded orbs and compass-inscribed curves that fill the background of each card bear more than a passing resemblance to Klint’s highly-saturated geometries. Klint, considered by some to be Europe’s first abstract painter, believed that her luminous compositions were the created under the influence of spirits. (The same could easily be said of Harris because she was taking direction from Crowley, who was believed to be a medium, able to channel ancient and magical forces.)

It’s no coincidence that Klint’s paintings and Harris’s Thoth illustrations were shown in the same pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, which was intended to amplify voices that had previously been excluded and “cover 100 years of dreams and visions,” according to curator Massimiliano Gioni.

Sex & Self-Help, ’70s Style

  • Bill Greer and Lloyd Morgan, card from Morgan-Greer Tarot, 1979.
  • Bill Greer and Lloyd Morgan, card from Morgan-Greer Tarot, 1979.
  • Bill Greer and Lloyd Morgan, card from Morgan-Greer Tarot, 1979.

Created by the artist Bill Greer under the direction of Lloyd Morgan, the Morgan-Greer deck is, like the 1970s themselves, both opulent and optimistic. The Magician sports a mustache that would make Tom Selleck blush, and the naked and embracing Lovers would fit right in with the hirsute and curvaceous illustrations in the original 1972 edition of The Joy of Sex.

The ‘70s enthusiasm for all things New Age created a renewed interest in tarot as a tool for self-discovery, and the Morgan Greer deck was there to greet it. The cards’ colors are lush and the lines are fluid. Greer chose to crop his figures tightly and removed the borders, allowing the illustrations to extend to the edges. The effect is fresh and personal. Formally, the Morgan-Greer illustrations have more in common with Jefferson Starship’s Spitfire (1976) album cover than with contemporary painting of the same period—the pendulum had swung away from figuration and would take a few years longer to swing back—but it’s possible to find a resonance between this deck’s art and a work like Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party (1979), with its powerful goddess and blooming flowers. Greer’s strong women and frank sexuality make the deck very much of its time.

Minimalism & Identity in the Present Day

  • King Khan, card from the Black Power Tarot.
  • King Khan, card from the Black Power Tarot.
  • King Khan, card from the Black Power Tarot.

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Invoking Scorpio moon dream rituals

VENUS Goddess of Love beauty sex and relationships is in GEMINI. Gemini is the sign of Duality and the LOVERS #6 of the Tarot Major Arcana or Trump Cards.  The lovers years to be one whole being united and inseperable but distinct and that is what this planetary aspect is all about today. 

This makes Venus two times as sexy two times as seductive and doubles up the Love.


Scorpio Moon, Tara Greene Astrology

Its mysterious mystical and magical 

Scorpio Moons arouse deep passions. The Scorpio Moon trine to Neptune invokes magical dreamy narcotic escapist magic carpet flights of fantasy galore. 

July 30 at 11:29 pm EDT a magical number I would get your alters and your cast iron cauldrons out ladies and gents to work some major mojo magic love spells. 

magic Circle waterhouse Tara Greene

The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse 1886

Get your rose petals and blue green aquamarine jewels cloth candles and some copper pennies fresh flowers scented water for Lady love VENUS. 


You could use tin as a metal with Neptune as the sign of Pisces is traditionally governed by expansive planet JUPITER. 

Incense or Aromatherapy oils:

Musk, Benzoin, Sandalwood and Rose.


Lobelia morning glory night blooming jasmine pine cone water lily beladonna and sea weeds. 

As the higher octave of Venus Neptune dissolves all boundaries between souls and spirits and unites them back to their original oneness. Neptune is the source of emotions and divine love and soul mates. Also use this combo for forgiveness and to let go of a past love.

SCORPIO attributes

Rules the parathyroid  the pineal and toxins reproductive organs. 

black tourmaline topaz malachite jasper bloodstone serpentine brass

camphor and date palms are associated with the 8th sign


 basil heather horehound bramble bean leek blackthorn  wormwood/absinthe

Pick and choose what you have and what you can work with. You can also draw images of these plants and label them. Intention is everything. You are the sourceress or magician.

Meditate on the deepest sexual meaning of the soul and its connection to the higher self and the souls journey.

This is a wonderful time to practice tantric sexuality. Meditating and holding the position without moving going beyond the body and ego boundaries and experiencing sexual mental emotional  spiritual BLISS.  Send that energy out hold that orgasmic energy and ride it. This is how universes are created. 

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“Isis “by Yaroslav-Gerzhedovich

Dream deeply this night on this magical energy. LUCID DREAMS guaranteed. INvite owl into your dream scape.

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My Astro prediction came true at Tomorrowland fire

My astrology prediction of being very careful of fires and expecting big sparks on July 26 on this blog have proven true at the Tomorrowland Unite Spain Festival where 22000 people were evacuated when a huge fire broke out. Amazingly no one was hurt or injured. 

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Weekend astrology preview

That light romantic Libra Moon energy trines Venus in Gemini in the afternoon on Saturday making a nice flirty partying mood.

Then things get a bit socially awkward as the moon Inconjuncts 150 degree aspect) Chiron in Pisces. This aspect encourages creatively making up stories to impress others and to hide your insecurities and pain.

Libra Moon opposes Uranus at night

Expect wild and crazy behaviours, unexpected expenses, people that hold widely different viewpoints and random craziness.

The moon goes Void of course at 2:30 pm PDT/ 5:30 pm EDT/ 9:30 pm GMT.

Don’t plan on doing anything too adventurous. V-of-Course moon’s are best for mundane tasks.

Sexy Scorpio moon arrives, it’s easy to seduce and be seduced under these moonbeams. Enchantment spell casting and sorcery are strengthened under this lunar energy. Everything associated with death, rebirth, and  transformation arethe themes  now.

Scorpio moon astrology, Tara Greene
Moon enters mysterious Scorpio @ 5:23 pm PDT/ 8:23 pm EDT next day GMT.

The evening turns very emotionaly intense. Wear Black, Scorpio’s fave color. Sexual magnetism increases under Scorpio beams. Secrets, mysteries innuendoes and pulses race. We feel the erotic nature of everything when we open ourselves up to it.

Scorpios like dark places clubs, alleys. As the libido energy affects everyone filtered through the lunar lens be aware of where you are and the kind of unconscious vibes you are putting out. At a very basic level Scorpio energy tunes  us into our belly on the earth animal nature as the scorpion. A rather primitive animal who stings to protect itself. That motif impelled us just as the moon manipulates all creatures.

Expect very steamy sexual encounters and obsessive unconscious behaviours. overpowering others with your Scorpio Laser vision is easy. Be careful not to abuse your powers on others.

July 30 peak preview

Venus the goddess of love is active in Gemini past midnight hours.

VENUS squares Chiron in Pisces

Hearts will be hurt from too much two-Timing.

Venus sextiles URANUS now moving standstill about to turn Retrograde on August 2/3.

So many twosomes and the desire to make connections with all kinds of people on your wavelength. So many more encounters to experience this night.

Scorpio moon sextiles Mercury in Virgo

You may have to ask direct questions about sexual hygiene. Information divulging can be sexy as well as organizing anything into near parcels.

Scorpio moon meets its maker. Or ruling planet squaring MARS in LEO and the Sun in the early hours.

What wAs dark  sinister and hidden now comes full blown into the light of day!

From fixed water of Scorpio and fixed fire of MARS + SUN in LEO we get Explisive steamy sweaty boiling over energy. ANGER! Power battles, surreptitious who revenge trips against leaders and head honchos being plotted.

Scorpio is a feminine sign. The women are learning to out manoeuvres the men in positions of power.

I’ll leave the last aspect of the day a mystery bdcause Scorpio energy lives that.

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Venus on the North Star only follow Love

Venus in late Gemini is approaching the North Star at 28 Gemini July 30. This is a powerful symbol of love being the Only direction to follow.

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 Listen to your heart as Venus is love and not the apparent split between  matter and spirit which comes from the ego which lives in the mind.

The North Pole star Polaris is opposite the Galactic Center at 27 degrees Sagittarius. Saturn will cross the G.C. In November. Anything you love or has to do with women, or the soul, the anima, will be consolidated in November.

Chiron the Wounded Healer and Venus exact square July 30

Love hurts, when we are in co-dependent relationships. Love can be a huge sacrifice. Love is a projection of our own unconscious. Love is compassion for ourselves and forgiving ourselves first.

There is a great healing crisis going on in the world right now. You are part of it. Work on healing, loving, and caring for your own wounds first. In that way you help heal the world, and the split.

Venus square Chiron helps us to return to our spiritual essence to oneness.

  • True North is the guiding compass
  • True North is feminine
  • True North Star is the goddess of love
  • True North is beauty
  • True North is your heart
  • True North is relationships
  • Just remember that one single direction your entire life and you’ll never get lost.

Trust me I’m Canadian. Our national anthem is “True North strong and free.”

Pay attention if you have planets at 25-30 degrees Mutable signs. Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces.

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Get Ready! Brightest Meteor Shower In Recorded Human History Is Happening

There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. According to astronomers, this will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history. It will light up the night sky and some of these might even be visible during the day. This meteor shower is being considered as once in a lifetime opportunity as the next meteor shower of such kind will be after 96 years. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.

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