Happy Mother’s Day Ecology

Eugenio Zampighi, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Happy Mother’s day to all the mother’s past present and future.

A fascinating article in tune with Nature and MOther’s is this

https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2021/05/03/Mother-Trees-Model-Sharing-Generosity/?fbclid=IwAR3AVKPDwDZSy1wRh1sOeSvk8pG1UH4z4lKhWHkL4EO_LUEVIkKeRRERNAI

And watch NIna Paley’s incredible homage to the Goddess https://youtu.be/gpSfm6f3jDY

I am grateful to my son Elijah and daughter Leah for choosing me to be their mother. I love you both so much. Remembering my mother Fay, she passed away in 2009 and remembering her mother my sweet grandmother.

ENjoy the day. Blessings to you.

JOIN ME MAY 10 LIVE on ZOOM for TAURUS NEW MOON ASTROLOGY MAGIC WORKSHOP with LILITH and the PLEIADES 7:30 pm EDT

Taurus Lilith New Moon Astrology Magic Workshop is a very sensuous grounded practical magic experience. The New or Dark Moon is conjunct LILITH in Taurus and 4 planets in the first earth sign are connected with The Pleaides magic.

Taurus Lilith New Moon Astrology Magic Workshop is a very sensuous grounded practical magic experience. The New or Dark Moon is conjunct LILITH in Taurus and 4 planets in the first earth sign. New Moon and Lilith are conjunct to the PLEIADES.

This New Moon is all about our bodies, values, beauty, self-esteem, luxury, independence, Boundaries, Pleiadian magic.

Lilith works with self-esteem and boundaries. Lilith helps us to be free and raises the bar for accepting what we truly want and never settling for less. She has so many lessons to teach us.

This will be an embodied activation of Lilith and Venus and the Pleiades. We will ground the energies from the Scorpio Full Supermoon working to reclaim the sensuous Power of the denied feminine shadow of LILITH and bring those aspects into our bodies and our psyches. We will do authentic movement and sounding. Taurus rules the throat chakra.

The astrology of this New Moon symbolism and energy will be discussed in straightforward terms. You can bring your astrology chart to find out how the Sun Moon Uranus Ceres and Lilith all in Taurus are affecting you personally. This specific workshop will be more experiential. There is a meditation and a channelled message will come through.

Fee is $28 Canadian equivalent to $22 U.S. currencies will be exchanged into Canadian funds. A PDF will be sent out. HURRY. TICKET sales close May 10 at 7:00 pm EDT

zoom link is sent at registration and will be recorded if you cant make it live.

JOIN NOW https://lu.ma/3o4u1avc

JOIN ME MAY 11 for International Intuitive Awareness Day

8. Timetable for  Raising Awareness Day (11th May)  of International Intuitive Day (11/11)

https://www.activateyourintuitionsystem.com/

Timetable below is in BST (8 Hours ahead of PDT – 5 hours ahead of EDT)

11am – Tiffany Crosara

11.30am – Alexandra Wenman – Creator of Precious Wisdom

12:pm – Inga Deksne – Creator of Magical Creators 

12:30pm – Marcia O’ Regan – Creator of Divinely Prosper 

1pm – Michele Henshaw – The Mindful Entrepreneur Coach 

1.30pm – Melanie Moore – Creator of Transformational Neural Technique

2pm – David Lacopo – Author of Raising Our State of Consciousness to fulfil our Soul’s Growth 

2.30pm-  Marina Beech – Soul Alchemist

3pm – Aishling Mooney – Creator of The Angel Cafe 

3.30pm – Tara Greene Tarot – Astrologer, Intuitive and High Priestess 

4.00 pm Art Giser – Creator of energetic NLP 

Home fire burning, Mars in Cancer

I am adding to this original article which is even more relevant now. Mars in Cancer controlling women’s wombs originally posted  

MARS IN CANCER April 23-June 11, 2021

Mars is Masculine energy, action, raw testosterone, the warrior, desire, sex, competition, rape, anger, aggression, initiator, Ruler of Aries and Scorpio. 

CANCER is the Mother, womb, Feminine, the Goddess, Mother Mary, Demeter, Gaia, Ceres, all Mother Goddesses, water, wells, nurturing, nourishment, emotions, security, home, children receptivity, Ruled by the Moon.

For this 7 week period, Mars in Cancer means we are ruled by our tummies, home cooking and comfort foods are a must. Donate to a food bank especially if you don’t have children or help older women or mothers in general. We desire emotional security and safety. A nest and home. We can also be very defensive emotionally too, stuffing our emotions and putting on a hard shell of armour, that infamous “stiff upper lip”.

Mars in Cancer symbolizes the Warrior returning to the home fire of the Great Mother to defend and protect her with all of his defences. He can take off his armour and nurture his wounds and feel the love and safety of home and family. Because of Covid many of us have lost loved ones, parents and children have lost mothers and parents. Many of us are isolated and alone and Mars in Cancer will make us feel rather helpless and weak. Mars is courage and initiative. We need to fight for our emotions and defend our feelings.

When Mars is in Cancer it’s time to connect with your passion for nurturing, protecting and feeding the children. This means your inner child especially. But all children. Sex trafficking of children is a huge issue. Do something to support this.

MARS is considered weakened in such a feminine watery sign. Yet Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has Mars in Cancer but it also makes sense as he is a martial or warrior of water.

In 2021 Mars is moving OUT OF BOUNDS from March 21 to May 24.

When Mars is OUT-OF-BOUNDS or OOB it means that Martial energy is wild and uncontrollable. KT Boehrer who came up with the definition and declinations for OOB planets says Mars OOB is “a fighter, daring, energetic, curious, venturesome, often attracted to a career associated with an element of danger.” A negative Mars OOB is furious tempered, angry and violent.

This 2 month period will have us feeling angry and frustrated about being forced to stay home because of Covid. Mars in Cancer is repressed anger so watch out for when the pot boils over.

The war on woman’s wombs seems now seems to be more actively coming from results of women who have had Covid Vaccinations recently getting very heavy periods, hemorraghing and miscarrying and even for those living with those who have had the jab for Covid. This may not be being totally reported in the mainstream news.

The war on women’s wombs in Alabama passed the strictest abortion law ever from May 15, 2019. Mars in Cancer is a war and repressed rage against the power of the Birth giving Great Mother. We must defend the womb. Join my the WOMB TECHNOLOGY Group on FACEBOOK which i am a core member of https://www.facebook.com/groups/1367543886749548

IDEALLY, This is a time for Masculine cleansing and purification of TOXIC MASCULINITY, where the warrior takes off his armor and surrenders into the unconditionally loving arms of the Mother Goddess Archetype of his own Anima, his own soul or to a woman. The son comes home to the Mother, to his roots, his female ancestors, to be nurtured, nourished and held safe after being at War in the world and within himself for the last five thousand years. Men, in general, are always suffering from PTSD whether they have actually been in war or not. The workforce is a very competitive battlefield for men and women. 

For women Mars in Cancer helps them to raise their Power passion and be agressive strong Amazon warrior women. They can work with their own inner Animus, their inner warrior, who acts in the world on behalf of feminine desires. Most women are very masculine these days, they don’t know about being strong and Feminine at the same time especially if they have never had children.

Mars in Cancer is also repressed anger and rage. We are seeing this well up and spill over in the U.S. these days.

Mars is weak in Cancer, there can be fear to move, to act. The U.S. and Canada and many other countries are Cancer Suns, energy will be sluggish. We will retreat into our shells as crabs do. Positively Peace treaty time is one good aspect of this.  Use this time to reflect and be receptive and wait..like a pregnant woman. This is not the best time to make big moves. 

The Goddess energies are returning and the movement of men who embrace and serve the Goddess is getting stronger every day. Words from Jeff Brown from Apologies to the Divine Feminine from a warrior in the transition from 2010 – see link for full article below:

 “I am grateful for Grandmother, for no one saw my tenderness more clearly. I am grateful for Mother, for choosing to bring me into being and for nourishing my body until I could find my feet. I am grateful for Mother Earth, for grounding my expansion and enlivening my spirit. I am grateful for the Divine Mother, the real Mother of us all. I now feel her divine presence, so close. Fiercely compassionate, she was always right here, breathing life into me, holding me safe. I sit in her lap as she breathes me.”

The warriors need to lay down their arms and to surrender, like the

Hanged Man in the Tarot, TRUMP # 12  your Card of the DAY

Men need to become Knights in shining arm, defending and integrating Feminine values and this is what Mars in Cancer will teach them to do. Men need to defend  women, protect them, the children and FEMININE rights and have the freedom to express their own feelings fully. Yes, big boys Do cry. “I fight for beauty”- Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones.

 Mars in Cancer governs the stomach, so much desire to stuff those feelings. The battle of the bulge will be on.  Tummies will be ultra sensitive to any emotional and food upsets. Attract someone by cooking for them. The desire to reunite with family is also strong and favored.

Mars in CANCER –

Cancer governs the 4th house traditionally and that house/sign holds the key to your actual physical birth and pre-birth, to your relationship with your Mom, your early childhood, your roots, foundation, the Unconscious, your womb experiences. Any unconscious, shadow material will be activated by Mars in Cancer making you angry and lash out spontaneously. Perhaps it was your mother who was the aggressive, angry, repressed anger, dangerous one. This would be a great time to do some deep therapy work as Mars rules SCORPIO sign of psychotherapy. With Saturn at those fated last degrees of Scorpio, Mars adds ease and emphasis to accessing your ancient buried emotional treasure trove lying in your knotted up guts.

For many the idea of going home is scary as it was/is a battle zone. But this is the optimum time to heal those wounds. This may be a tumultuous time as Mars aggravates family feuds. Mars in Cancer is literally fire in water, so with the droughts in California and elsewhere, expect to see battles over water rights, and the oceans, also wetter weather.

MEANING

Surrender your ego posturing, your defenses, you need to fight and be right. Let go and allow. Honor your Feminine side, your intuition and feelings which are always clear. Positive warrior battles will take the form of  being soldiers of Love, supporting women and children, cook-offs, eating contests. 

Where is the Sign of CANCER in your natal chart? That is where the action is. Remember we are all family.  A lot of water therapy is good, releasing in hot baths with Epsom salts. Drink lots of water. Sex in water is also favored. Have a water birth.

GET A READING with Tara  http://www.taratarot.com

Come to my SCORPIO FULL SUPER MOON of TRANSFORMATION ASTROLOGY MAGIC WORKSHOP APRIL 26 at 7:30 pm EDT LIve on ZOOM. fee is $28 Canadian = $22 U.S. you can also pay to PAYPAL taragreenetarot@gmail.com

http://soulshaping.com/soulshaping/apologies-to-the-divine-feminine-from-a-warrior-in-transition/

MOTHERS DAY is MAY 9 GIFTS buy mom an astrology or tarot reading https://www.taratarot.com/private-sessions

More art from Napoleon Brousseau http://www.napob.com/

Alt Mothers Day Sun conjunct Ceres

Ceres by Osmar Schindler, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons 1900 -1903

Today is an alternative mother’s day in Astrology as the SUN conjuncts CERES the dwarf planet who symbolizes the Great Mother. Demeter/ Mother Mary/ the Shekinah/ Hathor/ Maya/ SKy Woman she has a thousand names because we are all born of mothers.

At 17+ARIES you may want to look at your natal chart to see how and where MOTHER CERES and the SUN are nurturing you.

In total synchronicity this is my mothers birthday. Fay Cantor, her maiden name, translates as Fairy Singer which I love. An Aries mom will always come to bat for you even if your relationship is fiesty with lots of arguments. It was. I remember her the happiest and best when she came to visit me and my ex and our son ELIJAH in Sedona Arizona in May 1987 who was turning 4. As the SUN conjuncts CERES I thought this is awesome synchronicity to remember my mom as the Source and as a great guiding light in my life and for all mothers as the guiding lights for their children. My mom would have been 95 years old.

Please share widely all writing is copyright of Tara Greene.

Get a reading http://www.taratarot.com

Join me April 11 Aries RARE New Moon Astrology Magic workshop and ritual 7:30 pm EDT. Live zoom. Fiery initiation, Burning up all karmic contracts, and lighting our own passions, and boldly stepping into a new phase! 7 planets in Aries!!! There will be a guided meditation. Bring your astrology chart to find how this new moon is affecting you personally.

Fee is $22.00 It will be recorded if you cant make it at the live ZOOM event.

Sign up at https://lu.ma/frwaxgl7

BUY AN EARLY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT of a tarot or astrology weeks.

https://www.taratarot.com/private-sessions

Inspirational Card of the Day, The Moon, 2 planets switch up

MAY 31 INSPIRATIONAL CARD OF THE DAY is

  TRUMP CARD # 18 the MOON

# XVIII
Divine Moon Tarot Pisces
DIVINE MOON TAROT 
We leave May on a dreamy note.
THE MOON CARD is also the sign of PISCES and the Moon has entered PISCES 
the influence of the Moon card and the sign of Pisces are the same.
Moon CARD in the TAROT is the DARK SIDE OF THE MOON- the hidden secrets of the unconscious, fear of the unknown, the dark, mystery, losing one’s ego,  it is irrational,illusory.
THE MOON CARD initiation is one of the last tests in the Tarot Progression. It is the final gateway. In Buddhist tradition it would be like sitting on the charnal grounds contemplating death, the corporeal dissolution of the body and the ego.
It is above all a TEST OF FAITH. 
MEANING
YOU MUST HAVE FAITH.  You may be feeling lost and disoriented. dissolve your fears into Spirit’s hands. Like a baby being born out of the security of the womb, you must now make your way from darkness into the light.  Trust in Spirit.  THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Moon’s in PISCES @ 8:30 pm May 30- June 1 11:33 pm PDT/ June 2 @ 2:33 am EDT water, spiritual, dreamy…
EVERY MONTH when the moon reflects PISCES energy we are pulled into the Oceans of the Unconscious.
We enter a potential OCEAN OF BLISS with no boundaries or separation a place of magic and miracles.
Psychic energy goes UP! Dreams become lucid, Soul is closer and clearer. Just close your eyes and drop in. Always very creative, for all artists, musicians, actresses, actors, poets writers, dreamers, romantics.
Boundaries blur, the fog descends. People tend to be more addictive if they aren’t in touch with their spiritual side with the moon in PISCES.  Also watch your alcohol intake or drugs on a PISCES moon as you judgement is not so clear. BEing by water or taking long soothing cleansing baths with lavender oil is excellent. Meditate in the tub.

TWO PLANETS CHANGE SIGN MAY 31

Mercury leaves it’s home sign of the TWIN MIND SIGN of GEMINI MAY 31. I was going to say mental but that’s sounds crude and enters Cancer the sign of the MOTHER WOMB HOME FOOD the OCEANIC source as well. It will be a soggy weekend. WATER SIGNS are starting to fill up the Astrology calendar now.

Mercury in Cancer blends our thinking with our hearts, homes and tummies. Nurturing, food, families, children, emotional insecurity is FOOD FORF THOUGHT is a literal translation. Cuddly, sentimental, hugging is good.

Mars enters GEMINI soon after, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER with words and more words! We are acting from airy Gemini energy. It is young,immature, curious.  PEP talks, racing minds, tongue tripping. Energy will whip up conversations and ideas faster than a tornado. Flirty and curious. YAK IT UP. SEEKING your TWIN FLAME is very much symbolic of this hi speed energy. GEMINI’s time to shine in the SUN.

Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune in between the 2 planetary change ups in early am. Dreamy spiritual creative day. Moon squares Gemini Sun in aft. Dream your talk, baby. Pisces Moon connects with Chiron as it does every month, addictions and denial needs to be acknowledged in order for healing to occur. Pain is the soul waving a big red flag. Attention is needed to those wounds because that’s where the healing is. Mood will be foggy, with blurry boundaries on June 1.
Tara Greene Tarot Psychic Astrology Consultant LIKE MY FB page PLEASE

NEED CLARITY? get a reading with TARA http://www.taratarot.com

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY so that more people can benefit

THE KILLING MOON Echo and the Bunnymen 

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

Mother’s Day give the EARTH OUR MOTHER your prayers by Tara Greene

This Mother’s Day,

GIVE YOUR HEALING PRAYERS to MOTHER EARTH 

This is the most important thing YOU can give to ALL the MOTHERS  

Your loving intentions,  & innate healing powers,  

MAKES A GREAT GIFT!  

makes a great Gift for Mothers DAy

Your Healing prayers for Our Mother the EARTH on MOTHER'S DAY

 

Your Prayers and Intentions for the Healing and rebalancing  

Of OUR MOTHER the EARTH  

Are precious and most necessary gifts    

Because the Oil spill in the Gulf of Louisiana is dire

And all the places on Her that are ravaged because of man made   

Wars, corporate food growing, mining, industry, housing,   

We, as Mothers, and All her children, must do everything in our power   

NOW to Heal Mother EARTH with Positive Changes, Choices,  

Create Beauty, Peace, and Wholeness for All her Children,  

 You can help bring balance back to MOTHER Nature  

 MOTHER’S DAY is a wonderful Day to honour our Mothers, who gave us this precious gift of Life itself.  Please do Honour your mother. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the flowers, the dinner, your kind thoughts and energy.  

Let’s expand Mothers Day, to Honour everyone’s Mother-  

The EARTH Herself and offer her the same love, kindness and care as we do to our own Mothers.  

 Indigenous peoples have always honoured the Earth as the mother of us all. She is and always was revered and respected. The indigenous peoples feel it is their sacred duty to watch over, care and administer to Her needs, to uphold her Natural Laws. It is an undisputable fact that we All live on Her. The Earth IS our mother.  NOTRE DAME.  The Earth, Herself, is Our One common Mother, regardless of religion, race, colour or gender.  

 If we look at the news this Mothers Day we can’t help but be alarmed at the persistent and worsening environmental disasters going on everywhere around the world.  

I believe that these natural and man-made environmental disasters are quickening their pace and worsening in order to wake us up! If we were having a bad dream, we would surely wake ourselves up from fear of facing IT.  

I find it strange that in our “waking life” we seem to remain deeply asleep, when life-threatening danger is us all around us, in everything we encounter!  

 Please look deeply into your heart and ask yourself if the Great mother, the Earth needs your prayers and love right now. Stop and get quiet, take a deep breath and send your consciousness down into your heart and resonate that question. Listen for the true answer…  

 The Earth Mother really needs us to wake up from our waking sleep and change, radically how we have been living, our supposed dominance over the earth will decimate all of us and if we don’t stop and change now.   

Tsunamis, volcanoes, flooding, drought. I know in my heart that men and women have created these imbalance, pollution, waste, species extinction by living out of balance with Nature. We need to live in ways that do not harm the Earth or any of her children. This nightmare of a way of life is not life giving, nurturing. Our postmodern Western culture is insane and brutal; it’s really a nightmare, a bad dream for the Earth Herself. Look what we’ve done to our Mother.  

The way we’ve hurt and abused our Mother. We are our mother, we are the Earth. Let’s admit the truth, it’s suicidal.  

 “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. “ – Lyrics to WOMEN by Nancy Ward  

 I had written on May Day recently about toppling the Male model of power over represented by the May Pole because of the oil spill in the Gulf. See my blog  https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2010/05/  

 Then this came to me as an email from novelist, teacher, lecturer, activist, Elder and healer Deena Metzger.

We cannot know the consequences of the Gulf Hemmorrhage. We can see the gravity….. Things Fall Apart (from Truthout).  We know something of the ways illness can be transformed to sacred illness and invite miracles. When we offer up everything, and change our lives systemically on behalf of the future of all beings, unimagined possibilities occur…. This is the moment.   
A Call to Live Your Medicine Now  on Behalf of the EarthSeaMother Gather your medicines, the EarthSeaMother says, the ones I gave you to meet whatever pain and anguish might come to you in your lives.  Gather your medicines, bring out your medicine bundles and live from them, live them, now.  You always wondered when the time might be that you could not deny the urgency that insists you walk your medicine ways.  The time is now. What life emerges directly out of the wisdom you gathered as you gathered your medicine bundle, your spiritual practices, your prayers?  

About the suffering Gulf and the great, gushing wound of the EarthSeaMother…   

When praying for healing, a miracle requires rigorous alignment with what serves all beings, making offerings to the future equal to the gravity of the situation, making amends, atoning, transforming, holding nothing back.   

 
When hoping for healing of a critical illness, the patient, the patient’s family and community and the healers make the systemic offerings that align them with Spirit on behalf of the future of the patient and the future of all beings.  Everyone scrutinizes herself/himself to see how we may have contributed to the agony and changes behavior immediately.  Healing, to be true healing, must be goodness for all beings.   

 
The EarthSeaMother made the ultimate offering to nurture us no matter what. The  EarthSeaMother and her offering were one.  Now we have wounded her so gravely she may no longer be capable of sustaining her little ones, the ones who live their lives within her, or alongside her. She may no longer be capable of sustaining us.  Can we take on this task, on her behalf, of nurturing all these beings, all beings, truly?  Can we transform our lives so that this call is at the core?  Can we offer this on behalf of the miracle of healing that is so desperately needed?
The EarthSeaMother calls out to us for such offerings.   

What is in your medicine bundle?  What are your healing and spiritual practices?  What daily, moment by moment life is implied by these healing prayer medicines?  Will you offer and live your medicine now, ceaselessly?  When you gather with others, will you see what medicines you carry together and offer them fully?   

 
Healing activity of the magnitude required – equal to the magnitude of the tragedy – needs to be systemic, ongoing and constant, as is the suffering and wound of the EarthSeaMother and all the creatures.  Can you align each moment of your life to the medicine life?  Prayer extends from the exact and rigorous practice of such offerings,.  If we can heal life – that is, heal the EarthSeaMother – then Life may heal us.    

***I had the following dream in May 2009, overwhelmed by grief after seeing photos of desert elephants dying of thirst. I remembered such grief from a pilgrimage to the Death Camps of Central Europe. Pained beyond language, I prayed for a dream that would show us a path out of the horror we have created.  I prayed for a dream that might show the way to restoration.  I prayed for a dream though I have never, as I recall, ever received a dream in answer to such a request.  I sent out the dream at that time and now, alas, it is time to send it out again.  
***This is the dream that came at 8:45 on May 25, 2009:I have put out a call to gather those who carry sacred, ritual  and magical powers. People are coming together in a rectangular room that will allow each of us enough space to sit in an ellipse.
There is a little clutch of women activists at one end of the room. They have been doing political work together for years. They gather in conversation in a tight circle that feels familiar, if exclusive.
One of the women asks me if this is the way I imagined our sitting together. It is not. She asks me if I have a microphone.  Yes, I can get one, I answer, although convinced that passing a microphone will interfere with the ambiance we are called to create.  If we don’t use a microphone, we will have to listen deeply and project our voices to be certain that everyone hears.  Without a microphone, the conversations will be more intimate and spontaneous.
We are failing to gather in the way that meets the call.  We are losing the energy of what we might accomplish, of what promises a new sensibility necessary for this time.  I had imagined we would  devote ourselves to supporting radical activism on behalf of healing the earth, peacebuilding and restoration. The thesis of the gathering is that an alliance of political, spiritual and ritual activity has the best chance of success.  [Such collaboration between Native American elders, medicine people and younger Native American activists has recently been successful after years of failure.]
I am rehearsing the words that I will speak to inspire the participants. This is a call for on-going ritual and ceremonial work in support of more pragmatic social, political and environmental activities. It is also a call to live according to absolute integrity.  In the dream, I am thinking of the planetary consequences of violence, brutality, and greed.  I am anguished by the plight of the elephants, polar bears, whales, wolves, of the pollution of the earth, the air and the waters, of global warming and its consequences. 
In order to please the women who want the microphone, though they are insisting on the old political school through which they have attained a modicum of power and influence, I set off at a run down the steep streets to First Street for the microphone.  But the street is further away than I remember and I soon recognize that it will take too long to retrieve it.  I turn around and return with the intent of realizing the original vision, which is different from how we normally do things and so derives new content, new possibility from its new form.  
When I return I try to begin our meeting, but everyone is distracted and I don’t know how to gather them together.  A younger, dark skinned woman with dark hair lying on a low couch or mattress, raises herself on her forearms and begins singing a chant in a foreign language. The young woman’s voice is deep and resonant and the song gathers us to attention and creates the field in which our mandate – for it is a mandate – can be articulated and healing realized.  

 
As I write the dream, I am aware that this call is not a suggestion but is spiritual instruction that can help accomplish our deepest hopes for the future IF we make these activities the very core of our daily lives and live accordingly and with integrity.  This is the labor that calls to each of us even as it entirely transforms and refocuses our definition of work.  

It is not that we are called to do this work together in a group but that we are each, in the way we are trained, called to it as our primary activity while the same is true for everyone else: each of us devoted and alongside each other and the suffering creatures.  We are asked to focus, do ritual work and live our lives with integrity to bring ease and healing to a suffering world.  

 
Mitakye Oyasin.  All Our Relations.  

Deena   

 
Deena Metzger’s website Things Fall Apart by William Rivers Pitt from Truthout 

   

So on Mothers day take time out and stand on this Beautiful Earth blossoming, greening, bestowing the scents of lilacs, the chirrups of the robin, the glorious sunshine or necessary rains. Feel the Beauty that Your Mother offers you always.  

Plant your feet in the Earth and send your heat energy your prayers, your intentions to heal and rebalance mother Earth. And vow to take action to change the way you do everything, from letting the water run, to idling your car, to eating meat, to cleaning up garbage, to railing at the government, to downsizing the amount of clothing, perfumes, Plastics, packaged foods, we waste as an act of love and support for the Earth. When each one of us does this, the Earth’s load gets lighter. But it needs constant vigilance, a change of lifestyle. We need to get primitive, tribal, slow, small, and local, green and caring. We must Honour OUR MOTHER and Ourselves.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxLV-GNkzr4  

 The Earth is Our Mother, She will take care of us,  

The Earth is Our Mother , we must take care of Her,  

Hey Yahna, Ho Yahna Hey Yahna,  

 And remember….  

 It’s not Nice to fool Mother Nature  

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLrTPrp-fW8

May Day specials/Mercury Retrograde/Mother’s Day

May Day Specials on Readings -go to http://taratarot.com

If you’ve been biting your nails and keeping those midnight fires burning pouring over all those numbers, sorting through receipts, trying to remember just what you did last year, what you can write off or not, well your deadline approaches Thursday at midnight. The end is in sight, no more thinking about all that and dealing with your accountant for a whole year again, whewh, for most of us.

Mercury also enters Gemini that day the 30th of April at 3:29 pm PDT/ 6:29 pm EDT/ 11:29 pm GMT it’s home territory, but, not for long, Mercury-the messenger, the hermaphrodite, that fleet footed communication, computers, consciousness ruler is exiting stage left, that is backing out of the driveway on May 6th @ 9:55 pm PDT/ May 7th @ 12:55 am EDT/May 7th 4:54 am GMT for it’s 2nd time this year.

A BUMPER CROP YEAR of CeleSTIAL PHENOMEna  THIS YEAR

This is a bumper crop year for Retrogrades this year , 4 mERCURY Retrograde periods this year, usually there’s 3. Venus and  Mars both take a spin and there are additional Eclipses USUALLY 2 SOLAR AND 2 Lunar

this year-2 Solar and 4 lunar eclipses!

MERCURY BACK TO TAURUS- WHAT’S HE THINKIN?

Heading from home territory back to Taurus turf,I guess Mercury in his usual unable to make up his mind, forgot his clothes, I-Pod, a favourite desert dish, to smell the roses, liked lazing around in bed for a change because what with the Internet Mercury’s working waaay overtime but of course he loves it! needed to think about making money what with people’s consciousness of the Economy these days, write a song, etc.

Anyways thinking should be more practical,grounded, earthy, sensual, while Mercury hoofs his way through Taurus territory-that’s May 6th until MAY 30th when he stops and turns direct again, and then things start to go forwards.

THE STOCK MARKET

Will it be a BULL market?  Seems likely,as Mercury just spent almost 3 weeks in Taurus already bringing that dismal March stock exchange up since April 9th. But temporary, food prices up, possibly mad cow disease rearing its ugly head again, swine flus, animal diseases coming up in the news. Try becoming a vegan, Mercury retro means changing reversing all the usual trends. I forewarn you to expect the usual snafus, computer viruses, miscommunications etc., It’ll take until June 16th till Mercury gets back up to 1 degree 45 mins where he last turned direct so in fact not much moving forwards till then.

So whatever you thought you missed, glossed over, didn’t say or do,  regretted should be revisited with a clearer review and intentions in mind.  We’re all getting a repreive, another Re-tro word and Spring is finally here so take this Mercury Retrograde in Taurus time to let your brain have a rest, this gives us all time to get grounded in our thinking, be practical, enjoy life in all its sensual power and beauty, refuse to be bossed around, there’s more important things to do like revel- another of those re words in natures abundance, sip fine wines, enjoy the feelof the sun and spring breezes on our bare skin.

MOTHERS DAY MAY 10th  RETROGRADE  MOM’S DAY –

What does this mean? All things old will be new again, think gingham, apple pie, traditional, apple cider, home cookin’, sock mending,roast beef dinner on Sunday, pot roast, sausages, hey-what happened to that vegan idea? -turnips,kraft dinner, cheeze whiz, spam, Goodwill shopping, crocheting, needlepoint, pancake brunches, etc. O.K. i’m overdoing this a bit. Mercury is still in Gemini so…

The Moon will be in Sagittarius on Mom’s Day meaning that the emotional tone, the “planet” that rules women on  this special Women’s day  will be firey, gypsy-ish, she wants to travel, see exotic new things, be philosophical, get her some new books to read, enroll her in a new course on meditation or yoga, take Mom out to eat something she’s never tried before, and definitely most definitely take Mom to have her Tarot cards read!

Go to Get a Reading at my site http://www.taratarot.com