Imbolc, Quickening, St. Brigid’s Day Groundhog Day tales fromTara Greene

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St. Brigid, Imbolc Tara Greene

Feb. 1st –2nd Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

Feb. 1st is the beginning of the FIRST FIRE of the SUN’s return, the spark, the First sign of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This Ancient pagan, Celtic ,Wiccan, celebration is also called The QUICKENING.

Known as Saint Brigid’s Day, Birghita or Bride’s Day, it’s both a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Imbolc is still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin on Feb 2.

This celebration is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. The Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely the holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to rise up through the snow, and snakes would come out of the ground.
In non secular terms it become GROUDHOG DAY on Feb 2. Snakes are always sacred Goddess symbols.

SACRED

That Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, such as the Loughcrew burial mounds and the Mound of the Hostages in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun of both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on this day.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

She is according to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations in Ireland, the Goddess of poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She also rules healing with water, and divination. She is said to rule over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns. This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year, Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring, so, it is a very important time of the year.

The Goddess Brigid and Saint Brigid are the same being in two forms, peace makers and bridges. The matronly Goddess Brigid bridged the two warring races of gods of the ancient Tuatha de Danann with her sacred marriage, and Saint Brigid was the bridge between the Druids and the Christians. Brigid was the daughter of a Druid Chieftain and the first woman bishop of Ireland. The nuns of Kildare carry on the sacred work.

Originally the return of the Light was celebrated  as Sacred Sexual customs, sacred Tantric Kundalini rising.

ST. Brigi's cross Ireland

She is the Goddess of Augury PROPHETS

In the Druidic tradition, poetry and augury were associated. She is patron of prophets and seers.

Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of MIDWIVES, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

“Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.”

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed or “sained” by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect, was just an overlay of the Goddess Triple Aspect since time out of memory. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

BRIGID is alive and well.

The name “Britain” is a derivation of Brigit’s name. Britain was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her symbol is a flaming spear. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Land.  Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

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It’s 8 8 Numerology, Day 1 of 10 day spiritual cleanse channelings, crop circle oracles

It’s an 8 8 day today. #8 is infinity, eternity, We are all infinite beings having  temporal physical 3D experiences. We are all part of the same indivisible substance, particles, call them adamantine,Higgs-Boson.We are all diamonds in the rough and completely polished.

In Day 1 of 10 day spiritual cleanse, did you join me?

I do channel.  Monday evening at around 3:30 am EDT I was looking out the window of my daughters room on the 3rd floor of our house which faces EAST, I could see Jupiter and Mars in the sky. I watched another Star glittering north of them and the energy shifted. The higher dimensional frequencies descended almost immediately. The one star divided into two. The angelic messengers told me that the time is near when the worlds will split into two, as I had been told about waaay back when in the 70’s. Those beings who are vibrating on a higher frequency of peace, love , balance, equanimity, openness, heart, would create or will create around them, attracted to themselves a beautiful finer higher vibrational frequency world.
Those who are unconscious, holding onto fear, negativity, hatred,intolerance, limited beliefs, low self- esteem, greed, violence, will be lost in a kind of hell world of  lower level animal mind frequencies.

Each moment we have freedom to choose our reality. This is not to scare or put anyone down but to help make people aware.

Choose joy, benevolence, balance, love,  health, peace.

 We must stop the war within ourselves first as John Lennon and Yoko Ono so eloquently said it

John Lennon Yoko Ono

The war between the Masculine and the Feminine is still not healed, has a long way to go.

Hatred between races, violence, intolerance is still rampant in the world. Much has improved, dictatorships are falling.

BE conscious of who you really are. An infinite God/dess being. You are a co-creator with the universe.

I felt the universe enter my head, expand it and I was a living periscope, God’s eyes and ears, God’s experiencing tool, a living library,

Each and every consciousness from the tiniest ants to the largest mammals; the trees and the rocks,has so much to offer.

When in my meditation DAY 1 I felt compelled to use the CROP CIRCLE ORACLE  card deck which my friend Joseph-Mark Cohen of the Tree of Life Mystery school in Nelson British Columbia created. So use these image descriptions for your own growth and healing. The images in the deck are all from English crop circles.

I chose 7 cards one for each chakra.

The first card for the ROOT chakra  is of a crop circle in the shape of a HEXAGRAM at Cherhill England, Aug 21 05. It alludes to the I Ching, crystals and bee honeycombs, the MATRIX.  It is # 31 in the deck.

The 2nd card for the 2nd chakra was from Eastfield from July 7 2007.  It refers to a STARGATE, Celestial cycles and resonance synchronicity. It is #29 in the deck. Meditate on these images.

777 crop circle

Appeared 7 7 07 Eastfield England

The 3rd card for the 3rd WILL chakra was from Barbury Castle,  July 27 2003  is a comlex Flower of Life Mandala with 6 flowers of life and a central 7th.  So spin your sacred internal flower power. IT is # 30 in the deck.

The 4th card for the Heart chakra is from Avebury Henge , July 24 2005. A symbol of a Star of David, symbol of the sacred marriage, surrounded by a ring of interwoven 6 pointed hexagons which morph into 3D sugar cubes, morph in and out, and diamonds. A beautiful sacred powerful protective Tantric circle. Visualize it surrounding your heart. Its card #12.

The 5th card for the 5th THROAT power chakra is from Barbury Castle , May 31 1999 and it shows a Menorah used in the Jewsih ritual of Hanukkah the celebration of Light. It is  a symbol for lighting the 7 chakras and celebrating your own inner light. It’s card # 21.

The 6th card for the third eye chakra is from Wayland’s Smithy it is a symbol of GRIDWORK from July 27 2008. It look like Mayan and Guatemalan interlaced designs. It’s  a complex form. The lesson on the card says “Attune to the airwaves and catch a divine name to chant. Feel light illuminate one or more of your 72 heart petals.” It is card # 73.

The 7th card for the crown chakra shows a crop circle from Windmill HIll, June 30 2006. It look like a 3D time tunnel. IT is a visual wormhole, a transporter room. So be still at the centre of the vortex, Call upon an Ascended Master to be your guide. Beam yourself UP!

I have a few of these decks for sale if you are interested.

 I will write every day so please join and as more people align the more power influence light and benefits are sent to all.

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5/23/2012=555 Numerology, get high,free,deep into the Mystic Astrology advice from Tara Greene

I’ve been away teaching up at the beautiful Grail Springs Spa Retreat www.grailsprings.com in Bancroft Ontario Canada for 3 days over the Victoria day long weekend in Canada.

I also led a ceremony there to anchor the Solar Eclipse and especially the spiritual kundalini roots of Neptune energy along the planetary grid lines which were exactly on Bancroft,and Toronto and aligned with Poseidon’s-  NEPTUNE‘s Temple in Greece, the Oracle in Delphi, and Angkor Wat, Cambodia for the May 20 Zero degrees Gemini solar eclipse.

It felt incredibly GROUNDING at the Grail, we were outside, a group of about 22 people including 4 men, standing in a circle by the Chalice lake,it was very beautiful, I felt angels come in and surround the circle. One of the participants mentioned seeing an Anhk symbol, the Egyptian symbol of eternal life.

 Eternal Life ankh sacred Egyptian symbolHow was your Solar eclipse experience? PLEASE leave your comments

Wed. May 23 s a May =5, 23= 5 2012= 5 another 555 and a repeat performance of the same energy on a higher level.

Please see my video on what the 555 symbol means: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7rpzMY20Kw

and my original 555 article https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/may-5-2012cinco-de-mayowesak-5-5-5-big-fat-super-moonscorpio-transcendance-ritual-astrologytara-greene/

PLUS the astrology elements total support this its an amazing day-

MOON enters CANCER @ 4:31 am PDT/ 7:31 am EDT

mood is sensitive, needs emotional security, eating is very important, nurturing, home, mothering, care taking, it’s easy to cry on a Cancer moon,

PLANTING your vegetable gardens?  EXCELLENT TIME now -May 23- May 25 @ 3:11 pm PDT/ 6:11 pm PDT

Moon in CANCER is  a Feminine water sign one of the best to plant on, or cut your hair on if you want it to grow quickly.

GARDENING BY THE MOON

I have a great little organic garden in my backyard and I planted some beans and peas and chard and lettuce from seed on the May 5 Scorpio Full Moon which BTW is the best Moon to have rapid growth on. I will plant the rest and mulch and add compost and do a fertility dance on the earth.

Ladies menstrual blood was the original super fertilizer, it still is.  If you are “ON YOUR MOON” if you use those cups just save your sacred blood and mix it with water and water the earth with it. you can also soak your pads – hopefully they are non chlorinated, green pads, or cotton pads in water and pour that on your garden or flower pots, balcony garden etc. Use tampons ONLY if they are organic cotton, otherwise NEVER use tampons as all commercial varieties are very toxic, they cause cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers and most likely breast cancer as well.

SUPER NEPTUNE DAY!!!!

May 23 Moon Trine NEPTUNE @ 1:42 pm EDT  + Sun square NEPTUNE @ 4:55 pm EDT

Book off work- pretend to suddenly get sick at lunch and go home-

In this 3 hour period and before then- don’t eat to heavy a lunch,try to avoid eating meat today,

definitely meditate, dream, fantasize, create, make love, smell the roses,

ask your Guardian angels to come and converse with you loud and clear,

smudge, do ceremony, get in a ritual bath, use lavender oil, put rose petals in the bath,

sing, dance, write, make art, read poetry, do yoga, create create create.

WOW dream awake your dream. Make a dream mandala, a wish list…

here’s some music to accompany that ITCHYCOO PARK by the Small Faces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoPaBa6Ms6Y&feature=fvst

get grounded after all that amazing dream play because

Fasten your seat belts! @ 7:30 pm PDT/10:30 pm EDT the Cancer moon squares Uranus

there’s an emotional explosion to your gut feelings,a  wake up call for freedom, time to leave your old emotional security baggage behind-GOOD RIDDANCE! and hop on the first plane to freedom out-of-town.

remember we are in high alert emotional tune up times!!

NEXT!

@ 10:34pm PDT Moon opposes PLUTO @ 9 degrees Cancer/Capricorn

This is staring your shadow in the eye!  YES this is your deep SHIT coming up!

Ego stuff, is clearing and so people will be transparent now. Also watch your stomach as it will register any deeply held,secret power struggles, rage, control issues, victim/victimizer issues that need to be felt let out so you can receive the next astrological aspects

Moon TRINES CHIRON @ 11:30 pm PDT

these aspects occur on the 24th @ 1:34 am Moon opp. Pluto EDT

and 2:30 am Moon trine Chiron EDT

Moon trine CHIRON is an exceptionally healing energy! a blessing a boon.

Chiron was a centaur just like us Saggitarius folks like me. In the Greek Myths, Chiron rasied and trained Asclepius to be a healer. Asclepius healing rod showed two entwined snakes on it, which is still used as the insignia of all Medical doctors  to this day

Aclepius/Chiron healing

                              The Cadeusis is a Doctor’s Medical symbol of healing which has its’ origins in Ancient Greece from CHIRON and Asclepius

So this is VERY powerful spiritual healing coming at you.

Chiron was an immortal healer, now of service to us down below  from above in the constellation of Ophiuchus {not really the 13th constellation}

It’s all in perfect order and harmony, Trine, oppositon trine…

My sense is the energy is ramping up faster and higher.

It’s 12 days till the next eclipse the Lunar one in Sagittarius and only 13 days till the VENUS transit June 5-6.

Let go of everything that has been standing in the way, get centered get real, forget all trivialities,

It’s all about soul work and staying at peak spiritual form,

I am hear to guide you: get a reading use this link:  http://www.taratarot.com/id78.html

 more updates shortly!!!

and here’s something I came upon looking for 555 and it links THE HOLY GRAIL with Newfoundland and Labrador

 http://holyspiritvictorious4ever.blogspot.ca/2008/04/555-numerology-links-roslyn-chapel-to.html

11:11:11 report from Sedona,Tara Greene psychic spiritual adviser

I journeyed to the magical red rock vortexes of Sedona Arizona along with many hundreds of other spritual seekers and other tourists who just happened to be here fot the event.

I arrived Nob. 8th which is the cross quarter day in the Amerindian sacred round of the year occupying the position of the North west on the wheel,

This is the place of karma and dharma the place of sacred magic ruled by the crow or raven, and in other teachings ve come across also symbolizes the Places of Power on the planet. Of which Sedona is well known, as well s the pyramids, Mt. Shasta, Lake Titicaca, Tibet etc.

It snowed the day before, and I heard the road up to Flagstaff was closed done. The 13 crystal skulls from Mayan legend, or facsimiles were brought to Sedona on the 7th and there were supposed to be ceremonies and 400 peopple showed up. But I heard that no ceremonies occurred. Drunvalo Melchizadek was on hand though.

There were many workshops,talks,lectures, info sessions,preparations going on by various and sundry spiritual groups and individuals: Chakra tours, DNA strand activations, ascention preparations, meditations, body work, vortex tours, weddings, chakra balancings, UFO sightings, crop circle info. exchanged, metaphysical music, sound healing performances, sweat lodges, horse back rides, clearings, past life channelings, Arcutrian, Lemurian, Atlantean, Sirian, Pleaidian, Zeta Reticuli, 10th dimensional, 9th Dimensional, walk-ins, NDE exchanges, Burning man devotees, John of God followers, Dahwn yoga,angelic messngers,deep trance, crystal healing beds, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, rolfing,dancing, drumming,camping out, yoga, trance dancing,Kabbalah, Astrology, synchonicities, healings, searches for the Holy Grail, raw foodies, organic everything, arts and Mary Magdalen’s name bantered around everywhere. MM knows everyone in town here.

Nov. 8th I am a bit jet legged upon arriving. Check in at the Super 8. Symbolizes Super Infinity. My friend Jospeph-Mark a Kabbalistic Astrologer and scholar of many metaphysical mediums from Nelson british Columbia comes to fetch me as  I don’t drive due to an unusual visual perceptual issue.

11:11:11 goings on in Sedona

OUr 11:11:11 ceremony was on Shnebley Road, by the area called cow pies. We created a tree of Life. set alcohol on each Sephiroth to make elixers with after. Did prayers. Circumnabulated the Tree 33 times in Total, Prayed in Hebrew, English, Sanskrit Sang, danced, It was joyfull. A couple was getting married off in the distance.

Spirit flattens me  but angels save me

Our 2nd cermeony of the day occurred in Fay Canyon off of Boynton canyon. There is an arch or cave up a pretty steep climb. Some women came by to our ceremony where there was a natural mesa, we used herkimmer diamond crystals, and charged more alcohol for elixiers. Apparently this cave has Arcturian enegies. I had brought my Medicine Pipe and did an Native American Ceremony and prayers off to the side. After my cermeony as I was getting ready to walk down from the cave I suddenly fell, it was  so fast, I landed flat on my face. I couldnt believe it, There I was face down eating that famous red rock dust and praying that my teo front teeth didnt get knocked out. And of course i am wondering what the heck was that? I had broked my fall with my hand and there was a little bleeding and I had a fat lip but seemed miraculously to be relatively unharmed. I was helped down by a nice man with climbing poles.  I realized afterwards just how lucky I was and truly felt protected by the many many angels that are all around me now.

The woman who found the Holy Grail

Part 3 of my 11:11:11 involved a woman who had come to speak with my freind Jospeh MArk about his Kabbalistic and esoteric knowledge, We went to his freinds house and waited for peopple to show up for a talk he had intended to give. This lady claimed she had actually found the Holy Grail in Wales, it was an olive wood cup, traditionally used for wine in Sabbath ceremonies. She said it had been kept secret but that the crown of England had extensive documentation in secret of the healings that had been associated with people who touched it or who drank water form it. As hse told her story I could see and feel the energy as she told us about the miracle of the ever replenishing waters and how drinking from the Holy Grail made her a total lover and knower that there is only One Unity,no duality.

Well that is what the 11:11:11 energies are all about

She gave me a hug and I felt that christ like energy of enlightenment, divine love and acceptance come through her. It was excilerating.

NOv. 12

I go to have a special treatment on a chakra lazer bed. This is form the John of God healing center I believe. I had tried this treatment a few days ago and liked it. I immediately saw visions of the Goddess Isis as I lay on the bed.

This time I needed more time and was given an hour but was going so deep I asked for more time. I spent one and a half hours on that bed. It opens one;s chakra’s. Answers your intentions, I was given some specificinformtion.

Following a flyer we found at the Health Food Store,later we ended up at the Sedona High School where there was a special performance of dancing drumming and a Meditation Teacher who we didnt know anything about.

The teacher is a Korean breath teacher Ilchi Lee, a famous Dahn yoga instructir who has livedin Sedona for 15 years. He showed this amazing video which showed the  benefits of breathing techniques. Here is a sample of this awesome footage of russian freestyle diver with Beluga whales insub zero waters swimming naked.

There were 3 big busloads of Korean tourists i think who drove in to watch this famous unbeknownst to us, cultish leader, he was fun.

One ting after another, people would show up to lead me or to absolutely synchronize into the flow of the ocnversation.

Super Full Moon=Super Werewolf,Super She Wolf Howlin’ Times, Astrology updates by Tara Greene Wolf

Super Full Moon=Super Werewolf,Super She Wolf Howlin’ Times, Astrology updates by Tara Greene Wolf.

Nuclear meltdown in Japan,women have the anti-dote, SuperMoon by Tara Greene

March 12-14th 2011 With the 2nd or 3rd Nuclear power plant at the Fukushima plants in meltdown and dangerous types of nuclear fuel used this is  a very dangerous situation and is being covered up in the media. see

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100823a7.html

I meant to write feminine and masculine and my Freudian unconscious slip went  faminine and mesculine as in the famine of the Feminine created by the mess of the masculine. How apropos.

The latest powerful earthquakes and  tsunami’s in Japan is the earth crying out for women to pay attention to her and act in right relationship.  If we are really humanKIND we must act kind, we must be kind, we must reKINDle ourselves in harmony with the heartflame of Grandmother Earth.

We are all Her children. We are but little specs, like ants upon her bosom, see how fragile we truly are when Mother Nature shakes us about, she is showing us who is boss she’s giving us humans a time out for acting badly to her. 

MOTHER EARTH, the Divine Feminine is full of unconditional love for all of us but we, MEN  have raped and abused her for thousands of years now and her womb,the oceans are polluted and the air, her breath and the earth, her body had been so ravaged by greed and masculine dominator models for over 5,000 years. None of her earth should be mined, blasted, no oil pumped out, no radioactive materials used.

Any mistreatment of women and children who are created in her DIVINE IMAGE, Feminine like Her Self is an affront to The Goddess= Our Mother. To further strengthen our commitment to the 100th anniversary of International Womens’ day we need to honour the earth with our bodies and our blood more than ever. Desperate times call for ACTION and commitment.

Women- written by Canadian Singer Nancy Ward  from her album

To the Planters of Trees produced by Jack Lenz. 1989{ ?}

Women, we are strong like the trees,

we can bend in the wind,

we can bend in the wind without breaking

Women, we are patient as mountains,

we endure like the rivers,

 we are waters on the storm,

 we are peacemakers.

Women, Mother Earth is our baby,

 she is sick and in trouble,

 Mother Earth is our baby,

 our own, Mother  Earth is our baby, our own.

People, we must call on our powers,

from the earth sky and waters,

 we must heal Mother EArth with

our Beauty, our Beauty 

 we must heal, Mother Earth, with our Souls.

Holy Grail, Sacred Blood heals the earth

In ancient times Women’s menstrual blood was considered Holy, the Sacred Blood of Life. The Holy Grail is the womb itself the Sang Real is royal blood. Menstrual blood was the first blood used to fertilize crops, the beginning of agriculture. The red carpet which we know to today used by Hollywood stars denoting power, wealth, beauty was originally a special carpet that women  bled upon which gave it its power. 

Women your monthly period is your sacred menstrual blood of Life and will help to heal the earth. As in homeopathic cures, like cures like and in magick intention is everything. We must give back what She has honoured us with, the Gift of Life and to give back .

You know this in the deepest part of your wombs in your unconscious in your cells. All you have to do is get past the programming and remember what your body tells you. Ask your womb if it is holy? Is your monthly bleeding time sacred? Is your monthly flow not the root of and intended to bring forth the miracle of life? How could it be any other way? We need to move out of unconsciousness into empowerment and enlightenment, this is it. Your body hold the magick. You need to free yourself til you can laugh at how ridiculous it is to believe that your sacred body and its natural flow could be anything but sacred and holy.

If you are a woman who still bleeds, save your blessed menstrual blood in a non-toxic pad or cup and pour some onto the earth or in a body of water with a prayer of powerful intention to heal mother earth NOW. This will greatly benefit the earth and all her relations.

Especially at this very powerful u[coming Super Moon on March 19 when the full Moon will be closest to the Earth in 20 years, if you are bleeding then use that time especially. Anytime and always is the best time. Give back to Mother earth that which She has given you. This is ancient pagan wiccan ceremonial magick. It is very powerful menstrual blood,  that is why there was all the taboos about women bleeding. 

I made a vow at a women’s ceremony in 1992 to teach women and young girls about the sacred power of their menstrual blood. I  offer to coach to educate, to lead ceremonies and rituals.

See other women doing the same:

Herbalist, Wise Woman, best-selling author Susun Weed

Susun initiated me as a Green Witch in 1987 at her beautiful magical gardens and goat farm in Woodstock New York. http://www.susunweed.com/

Another lady passionate about spreading the Good word about our monthly wise blood. http://moonwisdom.blogspot.com/2008/02/menstrual-blood-art.html

Imbolc,Candlemas,St. Brigid’s Day,Groundhog Day Feb 1-2 Tara Greene rituals

Feb. 1st –2nd IMBOLC Traditional Irish and Pagan Holiday Celebrations

 

 

 

Traditionally what we modern Westerners know as Groundhog Day was and is, on Feb 1st or 2nd is celebrated in the Modern Irish Calendar as Saint Brigid’s Day,or Bride’s Day. Both a Catholic and an ancient Pagan Celebration,an ancient Goddess tradition, also called Imbolc, still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin. This celebration also relates to the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. Since the Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is most likely the holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to rise up through the snow, and snakes would come out of the ground. This is the precursor of the Groundhog, which the Romans replaced with a Hedgehog, which we… On Feb. 2nd this year there is a NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS at 12:45 am EST.
That Ancient peoples of Ireland kept this day as very sacred. At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, such as the Loughcrew burial mounds and the Mound of the Hostages in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun of both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on this day.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

She is according to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations in Ireland, the Goddess of poetry, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She also rules healing with water, and divination. She is said to rule over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns. This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year,Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring, so, it is a very important time of the year.

She is the Goddess of Augury

In the Druidic tradition, poetry and augury were associated. She is patron of prophets and seers.

Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination. STare at a candle, a fireplace with conscious intention. Call upon Brigid to come to you.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of Midwives, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed or “sained” by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect, was just an overlay of the Goddess Triple Aspect since time out of memory. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

BRIGID is alive and well.

The name “Britain” is a derivation of Brigit’s name. Britain was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The tribe originated from an area now called Bregenz in Austria near Lake Constance. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her symbol is a flaming spear. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid in her aspect as Goddess of the Land. In Old German/Yiddish the word “Fabrent” meaning burnt honours this Ancient Goddess. Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

A Sample of prayers used at St. Bridgid’s Day

Light 1 candle-

We gather together in this time of darkness. We look to the return of the light.

We look to the first light of Spring.

(Light two more candles.)

Goddess Midwife: Healer, Nurturer, and Herbalist.

Goddess Poetess: Bringer of Wisdom, Guidance and Prophesy.

Goddess Smithcraft: Keeper of Fire, Craftswomen, and Transformation.

Maiden, Mother, and Crone – A Triple Goddess.

Her symbols are Brigid’s cross, the flaming arrow, Brigid’s bed.

It was customary to write wishes upon scraps of cloth

and tie them to the bushes near her sacred wells.

This is Her Time of Year, a very special moment.

Her day is the Second of February,

A day upon which to seek wisdom from inside the Earth.

In the time before Patrick, serpents were sent

because they dwell in both worlds, above ground and below.

In Christian Times, the serpent became a Groundhog.

Our lady is a goddess of many aspects: Crone, Matron,

but she is pictured most often as the maiden.

Chant: Welcome Brigid, Welcome Brigid (the burning arrow of the power – Bridgette)

(Candles are lit. Maiden Goddess appears.)

Brigid: Blessings of the season upon you, my People.

I am She, that is the natural mother of all things,

Mistress and governess of all the elements,

The initial progeny of worlds,

Chief of the powers divine,

Queen of all that are in the other world,

the principal of them that dwell above,

Manifested alone and under one form

Of all the Gods and Goddesses.

St. Brigid, celtic Goddess, Imbolc, Candlemas

Festival of coming Spring, Groundhog Day

Astrology Updates by Tara Greene Lets do the time warp again!Love,money magik rituals as Planets energy’s go direct.

Let’s do the Time warp again. Predictions, Ceremony energy meditations by Tara Greene copywrite 2010

Reflecting on these past two weeks:  Energies felt very fast up and busy up till Halloween. Since then the energies have been feeling very odd to me the last 2 weeks. As if it’s too busy yet moving through molasses at the same time. I felt a big high-energy shift last Friday on the 12th which then sink into feeling incredibly exhausted. My confreres agreed to the same feelings. I said well the planets Jupiter and Venus are almost at a total slowdown for the past few days, we’re feeling that pressure.

Nov. 18 Venus, Goddess of sex, romance, love and Money and Jupiter, doing it big and taking risks both turn direct motion today! Jupiter, aka Yahweh, Zeus, the big windbag and my fave planet, being both Sagittarius and Pisces’ ruler, the planet of optimism humour, largess, truth, justices, travelling, philosophy and religion has been Retrograde since July 23 at 3 degrees 24 minutes of Aries. Now that was one long big winded Jupiterian opening sentence.  If you’re a Sagittarian {and a Piscean} we can call ourselves Jupiterish.

Funny you don’t look Jupiterish.

So think back to those 40 degree Celsius days in late July, where you were at back then has been being reviewed these past almost 4 months.

Planets are always at their most powerful when stationary- at a standstill and reversing gears, turning direct in motion.

Jupe, as he is known to his buddies, turns direct Nov 18 @ precisely 11:41 AM EDT at 23 degrees of Pisces + 30 mins.  Jupiter was last at that degree on April 30 in direct motion.  It’s just like a Time Warp.  Sing it Let’s do the Time warp again! It’s just a jump to the left.

Like the song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show- How fitting that Glee re-did the song recently for Halloween.

Jupiter won’t get back to 3 degrees of Aries + till Feb 9 2011. So we’ve another 3 months to get back to where we once… belonged?

The Sexy Parts

And what about the sexy love money Stuff? Venus is also moving from Stationary to Direct four and a half hours after Jupiter @ 4:10 pm EDT. Venus has only been retrograde since October 8, when she changed direction at 13 degrees of Scorpio 14 mins. Venus backed into her strength in her home sign of Libra since Nov 7th.

A Retro Venus in Scorpio has created many steamy dramatic, secretive, kinky, S & M, soulful, gut wrenching, transformations, endings, deep shadow stuff coming into the light, power struggles, deep wounds.

Her bit of a breather in Libra is like sitting on the sides of the ring while in round 5 of the Soul Boxing Match of the world, catching our breaths as we get ready to go back into the fray. Venus turns Direct at 27 degrees of Libra and 39 minutes.

VENUS RE-ENTERS EROTIC SCORPIO on Nov 29! My birthday!

 November 29 @ 7:33 pm EDT Venus puts on her Victoria’s Secret lingerie once again. This 2nd time around she’ll be more sexy and sultry then ever. Venus is considered to be in detriment in Scorpio. Sao she may be sulking a lot not being Happy in Hades dark realm of death and rebirth.  Venus is now ending her once every 18 months or so tour of the Underworld since Nov 4 when she arose as the beautiful Morning Star.

Mars the ruler of Scorpio has moved on, advancing into Sagittarius since October 28. Mars in Sagittarius puts the action {and defenses} into foreigners, travelling, truth, all those Jupiter-ish issues mentioned previously.

We’ll be erotically charged up right through to the New Year! I predict sales of ultra- sexy lingerie, sex-toys, hottie-items as you desire, to go through the roof this Xmas!

 PROSPERITY RITUAL MAGIK Friday Nov 19-20th

Make good use of the Prosperity Planets change in direction

Change in the fortune planets direction changes your fortunes for the better!

This is an excellent time to change your luck, wealth, health, love life

Do ceremonies to align with Venus and Jupiter

For Venus, Friday Vendredi is Venus’s Day.

Jupiter’s Day s is Thursday, aka Thor’s Day after the Norse God equivalent of Jupiter the Thunder thrower Zeus.

I propose a combo Feng Shui Planetary alignment ceremony

 The Moon is Waxing which is best for doing magical ceremonies as energies are increasing to fullness and completion of the monthly cycle. Magik is done in harmony with the lunar signs, astrology aspects and planetary hours of the day and night. You can look up the planetary hours on the net for your specific location.

Friday Nov 19th when Moon enters Taurus 5:04 am EDT is the best time.

So that the Moon will be under Venus’s ruler ship. This doubly strengthens Venus’s power over the Moon’s ruling of the feelings and unconscious!

The Moon Trines Pluto at 12:33 pm EDT a very big powerful beneficial aspect,  and stays with this aspect until Nov 20th @ 6:47 am so one has all afternoon and all night to do the ritual.

JUPITER attributes in magik

We want to gather as many symbols, attributes, similarities to both Planets energies, mainly focussing on Venus here. Jupiter’s colour are purple and his metal is tin; amethyst, topaz, emeralds his jewels. Oregano, nutmeg some oh his spices; olive, ivy, ash his trees; lungwort, balsam, borage his herbs and pomegranates are his fruits.

 In Feng Shui tradition one would get 5 red envelopes, as 5 is Venus’s number and fill them with 5 silver coins, as Silver is Venus’s metal. I would bless and consecrate and empower the envelopes and coins during the ceremony. Have a green candle or candles for attracting money.

 A money oil recipe:

4 pts Frankinsence, 1 pt Heliotrope,½ pt Bay , 1 pt Orange,

½ pt Cinnamon or Cassia,  2 pts Sandalwood {optional}

Use this oil to anoint green candles in any ritual to bring wealth into your home.

Wear green or Blue for Love abundance.

Use a lovely living round leaved green plant.  Some copper coins, silver objects, can be jewellery, gold, amethyst and a $20 bill up to a $100 bill. The largest amount you can get. . Bring into your circle anything, which represents the abundance you want to call in. Not just money, but expansion, travels which Jupiter rules. If for love bring in pictures or things that symbolize the love you wish to receive. But remember to affirm that you already have it!

Get centred. Smudge before doing any ritual to consecrate sacred space. Incense of pure quality will do. Rose, Frankincense are good for Venus.  Breath relaxes, ground.  Put on some nice pleasant relaxing meditation music.

After you’ve anointed yourself and your candles with the oils, Light your green candle.  With a crystal wand or a consecrated knife as a wand, or a magical wand if you have one, create and delineate a sacred space around you into which all your ritual objects are located. From the center Call in the 4 directions starting in the East and moving clock-wise.

Put the amethyst crystal on the money to energize it. Everything is intention. The more power you can bring in, the more the spell works. The planets help focus the energies.

Go slowly. Your intention is to give thanks for the incredible abundance of wealth, health, and love in your life. Say this with happy energy, with fullness in you, even if you’re dirt-poor broke; act as if you have just won a lottery. This attracts that which you desire to you. Always affirm that you already have that which you desire because in truth you already do have all that you desire by sacred law.

Imagine the currents of ethers, the beautiful Goddess Venus or see her as Kwan Yin, Green Tara and Jupiter all together raining down

 Healing raindrops,

Love, rose petals, lotuses, lilies, fragrance, perfumes, see beautiful birds,

Angels, light surround you,

Large sums of money raining down onto you as gold coins,

Open your hands palms up to receive all the abundance into your life.

Open your crown chakra to receive the Light

 Open your heart to receive the love.

After the ceremony: Take time afterwards to ground the energy. Thank the spirits and the elements of all the directions for being with you in ceremony.  Allow them to go back to their worlds and directions with thanks and love.

The Chinese coins in the envelopes should be given away to people you appreciate or leave them surreptitiously placed so strangers find them, so that you give without expectations. It is important to give away, which opens your heart with abundance and as you give away, the more room you have to receive.

I believe that this is a very powerful time to do this type of ritual magic. So do Let me know how this worked for you. Keep track of your dreams.

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