Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

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Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology Psychic

Libra season, Happy Mabon,

MABON ALTAR Bigbear213, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

HAPPY EQUINOX /MABON One of the 4 major turning points in the year.

Equinox, how to balance during intense times

The 2nd Equinox of the year is here as day and night are equal. The SUN enters the sign of LIBRA which marks Autumn’s beginning here in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring down under.  

The EQUINOX the only one of two days in the year to have equal day and night. This is so important when you think about it. Everywhere on earth there is the same amount of light and darkness today. It is the start of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the Southern. The days are getting shorter here in the North and we are in the Feminine yin time of year. We are going into the death and sleep part of the natural year here in the North while our southern neighbors will begin to see spring. 

A number of festivals in different major religions are being celebrated as well starting on yesterday’s New moon. It is the Jewish New Year 5778 years. It also coincides with Islamic New Year which is rare. To all my family friends and clients Happy New Year.

Happy MABON Wiccan Pagan Celtic Ancient 8 wheel of the year turning point. The third major season in a Natural Year starts with Spring. This is the element of AIR, detachment, communications-while Mercury is Retrograde at 0 degrees LIBRA conjunct the SUN a few hours after Equinox/

It’s LIBRA TIME. This is one of the Major Cardinal turning points of the year. 

LIBRA is the sign of RELATIONSHIPS marriage traditionally. It is the sign of Karmic JUSTICE in the TAROT #8 begins the next three months journey. 

It’s very important to focus on walking a balanced life in all ways: in our spiritual mental emotional and physical ways. Examine what you need to bring more balance into your life.It’s a pleasant socializing time. Up here in the North, as it gets colder and darker socializing is what helped our ancestors to stay alive. Get out and communicate network and engage. Libra is ruled by VENUS and she is in diligent Virgo where she practical earthy organizing working and paying attention to health community pets and perfection. This is a good time to start yoga or change your diet as the seasons change. Venus in Virgo’s shadow is criticism. The need for balancing this is vital now.

his is one of the most powerful of the 4 CARDINAL entry points in the year and it marks the conditions for the next three months. It’s important to study the Sun’s entry into LIBRA at 6:04 pm PDT/ 9:04 pm EDT/ September 23 at 1:04 am GMT.

Physically, and spiritually this day marks the balance and necessary complementary polarity of all things in this Universe,  day, night, yin, yang, and positive and negative. 

Autumn Equinox is called MABON in the pagan tradition.  So Happy MABON, corn dollies are made and thanksgiving for the harvest. 

AUTUMN begins in the Northern Hemisphere and SPRING in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the WESTERLY pole of the 2 days of complete Balance between day and night in the entire year.

LIBRA is the SCALES of JUSTICE    

LIbra the constellation, not to be confused with the SIGN of Libra was associated in Antiquity with the Egyptian Goddess of JUSTICE -MAAT

THE EGYPTIAN GODDESS MAAT

Weighs the heart against her ostrich feather in the Hall of Judgement After death

After death the heart of the deceased was weighed against her pure white ostrich feather diadem. If one’s heart was heavier than her feather, then the deceased would return to life on earth until one’s heart was light, balanced with no regrets.

I always loved that story.

this is MABON, in Celtic nature celebrations. A great time to honor this change in seasons with a ceremony. Create an altar and put fruits and leaves as gratitude. Use fall colors and say prayers and intentions for what you will create over the next quarter.

Famous, and rightly so Indian yogi YOGANANDA stated that the best time to start practicing meditation was on Libra Equinox or Aries equinox.

What was born at spring as a seed, an idea, has grown to fruition, seeded itself again and is ready to be harvested and then die to be returned to the earth for renewal, to feed new life next Spring, and on and on. Think about where you were 6 months ago. What has transpired in your life?

I led a lovely Spring Equinocsceremony at Lake Ontario because my son Elijah asked me to because he knows doing rituals is what I love. There is a photograph od it on my Instagram account from March 20. We had a lovely gathering of friends and friends of friends as our cat Gala was dying. She died after midnight on March 21.

LIBRA is the sign of relationships, the 7th house marriage traditionally in Astrology

LIBRA is ruled by the Goddess of LOVE VENUS of course,

Where is VENUS in your natal chart? Where is the sign of LIBRA?  What does your 7th house of marriage/committed relationships hold or lacks planetary energy?

AUTUMN EQUINOX/SPRING EQUINOX
is a power GATE, one of the 4 main CARDINAL gates of the year.

 We are entering the Time of increasing DARKNESS here in the NORTH. I will have to be a NORTHIST here and speak of the Northern Hemisphere which I am more familiar with.

AUTUMN EQUINOX marks the start of deepening and entering into the DEEP FEMININE dark and mysterious months aheadThis is a time of hibernation, rest and reflection as Nature sleeps until spring awakens life again.

A time to tune into our dreams much more especially when JUPITER re-enters PISCES the sign it rules from October 27/28 until December 20 the day before the Winter solstice Capricorn ingress point. I will be doing an 8 week online DREAM HEALING TEMPLE course. Stay tuned for that. $222 for the 8 week live course.

LIBRA EQUINOX celebrates the marriage and equality of all and the complementary polarities.

Celebrate the integration of the Masculine into the Feminine and vice versa.

It’s Sacred MARRIAGE time.

At Autumn Equinox we give thanks to the Sun and the EARTH and for the harvest of foods that will help us survive the long cold bare Winter months. We welcome the beautiful colours of leaves magically metamorphosing from green to orange, gold, yellow, red, and brown. autumn. We frolic in the mounds of soft crunchy leaves. We honor change, life, and death.  

We surrender what no longer serves us, we surrender to old age, to letting go, to facing death as a necessary part of life, another pregnancy. We face the unknown of the harsh months of winter coming. We pray that we and our loved ones will be kept safe and sound by the Love and Blessings of the Goddess, that we may survive to see the birth of the LIGHT at Winter Solstice.

Watch my short 3 minute video on the EQuinox https://youtu.be/56JRXJB01Zo?t=1

longer video to follow

Make new intentions now. Three months till Dec 21, WINTER SOLSTICE, A trimester. 

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May Day, Halloween’s shadow, a Witches Divine Masculine celebration

Happy May Day, following Walpurgis Night when the Fairy QUEEN comes out for a ride, and the anonymous lovers make love in the dark to celebrate PAN, the Lovers consort, to recreate the Heiros Gamos. Maidens who got pregnant on May 1st babies who didnt know who the father’s were, were considered sacred born February 1st at Brigid’s fire festival of Imbolc.

Setting new intentions on this night is very powerful. Especiall on the Dark Moon time and the Eclipse in Taurus.

The MAYPOLE is the phallic symbol and the participants weave their ribbons around as they dance the spiral dance of time and our interwoven connectivity with all our relations on MAY day. This is one of the major cross-quarter days in the year. We are half way to summer in the northern hemisphere and the veils between the worlds are thin.

the MAYPOLE, AKA. The Lingham in Hindu, the potent thust of the Green Man, or Pan the Horned or Horny God, consort of the Goddess, who impregnates Her in an ancient Hieros-gamos cross-quarter celebration day of Fire, male sexuality, fertility and fairies.

The FAE or fairies come out and dance in magic forest circles and all of our ancestors are close be. Beltane celebrates fertility, and seeding new intentions with magic passion and light. It is a time of joyful invocation, healing, and beginnings. Beltane is the time to plant all your seeds for future endeavors you wish to actualize and harvest at the end of summer.Invoke the spirit of these intentions in the time of TAURUS, an earth sign.Participants light the Beltane fires traditionally on hilltops and jump over it for purification.

The VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween or Samhain, the energy is the same. The Faery Queen goes out riding in the woods tonight.

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born, maiden has nothing to do with virginity or marriage as they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with natural sexuality, Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy, virile and youthful. 

 CERNUNNOS the horny man

If a man had been created in the horned God’s image he would be free to be wild, without being cruel, angry without being violent, sexual without being coercive spiritual without being unsexed,and truly able to love.”

– Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

 Children conceived this night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Leftover Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

We will light our fire tonight. Wishing you all a Blessed Beltane. 

I did my live Tarot card reading broadcast for MAY on Monday May 2 on FaceBook on the Cosmic Intelligence Agency Page at 8:00 pm EDT/ 5:00 pm PDT/ 12:00 am GMT. it will be streamed on Twitter and on the CIA page too https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency

REad all about the WALPURGIS Celebrations an ancient pagan MAYDAY BELTANE cross-quarter day fertility celebration https://www.gothichorrorstories.com/pagans-and-heathens/pagan-holidays-walpurgis-night-and-how-a-british-lady-went-from-catholic-saint-to-germanic-goddess-to-witch-and-gave-us-a-second-halloween/

Get up early can cover your face with dew to be beautiful. an ancient pagan celebration attributed to this day

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WATCH MODERN WITCHES DANCE FOR WALPURGIS

Watch this amazingly infectious, in a good way witch rap dance in Germany from 2016 celebrating Walpurgis  Wolfshäger Hexenbrut Walpurgis Wolfshagen im Harz

https://youtu.be/BjUV-byB8ls

February Astrology Highlights

February 2022 Astrology highlights

Feb. 2 Imbolc/ New Moon in Aquarius Tara Greene ceremony LIVE

the MUSE TAROT deck

February starts with a NEW MOON/Chinese Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger which aligns with JUPITER in PISCES transit. THE MOON at 12+ degrees conjunct Saturn squares Uranus in Taurus highlights tension between STATUS Quo and the need for grassroots revolution and freedom. We will see these themes reflected in the new.

ALL PLANETS MOVE DIRECT after Feb. 3 Mercury stations Direct in Capricorn conjunct Pluto.

CERES, the dwarf planet enters GEMINI on 9th and PALLAS ATHENA enters ARIES Feb 13/14

DETAILS

Feb.1 {Jan. 31} NEW MOON at 9:45 pm PST @ 12+ AQUARIUS Feb 1 at 12:45 am EST/ 5:45 am

Feb.2 IMBOLC, Groundhog Day, Candlemas mid-point of winter and spring in Northern Hemisphere JOIN ME LIVE TONIGHT ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR A RITUAL AND GUIDED MEDITATION ON BRIGIT AND THE SPARK OF SPRING, POETRY, ASTROLOGY MAGIC AND NEW INTENTION SETTING. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKiaTzkSadKdI3dj3cHH1Hw

Feb. 3 Mercury turns Stationary direct in Capricorn conjunct PLUTO

Feb 4 MARS AND JUPITER in Pisces sextile

        SUN CONJUNCT SATURN IN AQUARIUS AT 15+ DEGREES

Feb. 6 MARS in CAPRICORN square CHIRON IN ARIES at 9+ degrees

Feb. 8 MARS trine URANUS at 11 degrees

Feb.11 MERCURY CONJUNCT PLUTO at 27+ degrees at the US PLUTO RETURN degree

Feb. 14 MERCURY enters AQUARIUS just in time for a virtual valentine’s day

FULL MOON Feb. 16, 11:56 am EST @ 27 LEO square Taurus/Scorpio NODES. Critical karmic lunation, royal elites and guillotines, Taurus rules the neck Saturn in Aquarius rules death + Scorpio S. NODE

Feb. 16 VENUS conjunct MARS in CAPRICORN  A HUGE SERIOUS ROMANTIC TIME as VENUS and MARS MEET up at 16+ CAPRICORN. Good for any long-term plans, getting yourself in shape, and balancing your inner polarities. Remember 2022=6 The Lovers.

Feb. 17 JUPITER sextile URANUS

Feb. 18 PISCES SEASON BEGINS at 11:43 am EST

FEB. 20 The US has it’s FIRST of 3 exact PLUTO RETURNS at 27+ degrees CAPRICORN

Feb 22 is great numerology 2.22.2022= 12/3 

Feb. 23 MARS in CAPRIOCRN sextiles NEPTUNE and MERCURY SEXTILES CHIRON

Feb 24 A DREAMY ROMANCE & PROJECTION Full day VENUS sextile NEPTUNE in PISCES

             MERCURY in AQUARIUS squares URANUS

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Happy Solstice/ Christmas/ Mother Night

Christmas as most Christians knows it, is a colonialized patriarchal theft by the Church who stole it from traditional indigenous shamanic cultures from Siberia and Nordic countries of Norway, Finland Lapland, and the Arctic Circle and rebranded this ancient pagan tradition of SOLSTICE as the concept of “Father Christmas” which was originally MOTHER CHRISTMAS or The SUN GODDESS returning.

Yes, there is no real Santa Claus/ Father Christmas but there was a Mother Christmas.

Long before Santa and Rudolph led his sleigh of flying reindeer, it was a female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the Sun Goddess at Winter Solstice. How illogical that a father Christmas brought gifts and the return of light at the Winter Solstice—it was “Mother Christmas,” the ancient Deer Mother of old. She who has always flown through winter’s longest darkest night with the life-giving light of the sun in her horns.

From the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, Siberia, across the land bridge of the Bering Strait, she was a revered spiritual figure associated with fertility, motherhood, regeneration and the rebirth of the sun (the theme of winter solstice). Her antlers adorned shrines and altars, were buried in ceremonial graves and were worn as shamanic headdresses. Her image was etched in standing stones, woven into ceremonial cloth and clothing, cast in jewelry, painted on drums, and tattooed onto skin. Reindeer were often shown leaping or flying through the air with neck outstretched and legs flung out fore and aft. Her antlers were frequently depicted as the tree of life, carrying birds, the sun, moon, and stars.

And across the northern world, it was the Deer Mother who took flight from the dark of the old year to bring light and life to the new. Sorry Rudolph, but the male reindeer shed their antlers in the winter, it is only the doe who retains her antlers as she is the one who leads the herds in winter. Ever since the early Neolithic period, the female reindeer was venerated by Northern people. She was the “life-giving mother,” the leader of the herds upon which they depended for survival, and they followed the reindeer migrations for milk, food, clothing and shelter.

The SAMI people where what we think of shamanism originates were one of these cultures that honored the “life-giving Deer Mother” of the indigenous people of the Nordic countries. Beaivi is the name for the Sun Goddess associated with motherhood, the fertility of plants and the reindeer. At Winter Solstice, warm butter (a symbol of the sun) was smeared on doorposts as a sacrifice to Beaivi so that she could gain strength and fly higher and higher into the sky. Beaivi was often shown accompanied by her daughter in an enclosure of reindeer antlers and together they returned green and fertility to the land. She is a parthenogenesis Goddess.

Many other winter goddesses of Northern legends were associated with the solstice. They took to the skies led by a bevy of flying animals. Saule, origin of the word SOL in the Lithuanian and Latvian Goddess of the Sun. She flew across the heavens in a sleigh pulled by horned reindeer and threw pebbles of amber, symbolizing the sun into chimneys.

Many historical explorations of the pagan origins of Christmas observe the link between Santa’s garb and the red and white amanita mushroom ingesting shamans, few mention that it was female shamans who originally wore red and white costumes trimmed with fur, horned headdresses or red felt hats! The ceremonial clothing worn by medicine women healers of Siberia and Lapland, was green and white with a red peaked hat, curled toed boots, reindeer mittens, fur lining and trim. Totally ripped off by Christians for Santa Claus.

From the Orkney Islands off of the U.K “On Helya’s Night, translated later as HOLY NIGHT just as the children had once been committed to the protection of a goddess, ancestor, or the female deities known as the Disir, the ceremony became Christianised and the “mother” was naturally equated with the Virgin Mary, Christ’s mother.” from http://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/yule/yule3.htm

WISHING YOU & yours a very Happy Solstice/ Yule/ Christmas Return of Sol Invictus

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Fairies, Midsummer Night dreams 2021

Midsummer Night Fairy Magick Sun Celebration

June 20 is the Peak of the SUN’s LIGHT, the MASCULINE FIRE in the Northern Hemisphere. The longest night of the year in the North, its a time of celebration. As the sun peaks everything shifts gradually into the DARK FEMININE ENERGY begins to grow stronger until December 21st when it peaks then the powers are switched again. This is the balance of everything that exists in the Universe. We need these complimentary opposites.

The SUN is sitting on the TROPIC OF CANCER and in Tropical astrology we say the Sun has entered the sign of Cancer.

This is the PAGAN Cardinal Cross Quarter day of LITHA. 

As Summer begins in the North here in 2021 we are not quite getting out of months of lockdown due to Covid-19. Time to celebrate, Life is green, the living colours of flowers are everywhere and abundant. The air smells sweet, bees are buzzing. We are growing our own food in our gardens or containers. We are soaking up the rays.  The Goddess is symbolically Pregnant with the child she conceived at Spring equinox.

The Summer Solstice or LITHA begins 8:32 pm PDT/11:32 pm EDT/ JUNE 21 At 3:32 am GMT  as the SUN enters CANCER the 0-degree “world point.” It is the beginning of Winter Down Under.

Shakespeare Immortalized Midsummer in his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sir_Joseph_Noel_Paton_-_The_Quarrel_of_Oberon_and_Titania_

Sir Joseph Noel Paton- The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania_

Traditional symbols for Midsummer

Weave flower wreaths to wear on the summer solstice,

Speaking of Midsummer nights dreams

JUPITER the planet of expansion is in its home rulership in PISCES the Sign of dreams, visions, the last sign, the house of magic and imagination as Jupiter turns RETROGRADE at 8:06 am PDT/ 11:06 am EDT/3:06 pm GMT.

We have been floating in a DREAMLAND of Pisces fairyland waters since May 13/14. This is very significant for this SOLSTICE season.

Jupiter turns Retrograde June 20 on Solstice at 2 Pisces and turns direct October 17/18 at 22 Aquarius. Jupiter was there before March 26/27. We will have to resift through all the new Aquarian ideas until then and relaunch when Jupiter hits 2 Pisces on January 8, 2022

The Bonfire

Bonfires are lit on hilltops, by holy wells, and at a sacred place, to honour the fullness of the Sun. People danced around and leap through the flames. Traditionally people stayed up all night on Midsummer’s Eve to welcome the sunrise. Coals from the Midsummer fire were scattered on fields to ensure a good harvest, you can scatter them in your garden

Midsummer is one of the most powerful nights for MAGICK,

Especially healing prayers, love magick, energy, protection and purification. It’s a time of gratitude for family and friends. Reflect on the progress of the seeds that you planted in the earth. A great time to get rid of patterns and objects that no longer serve your Higher Self. 

The Fairy Queen and the fairies are said to be out riding on MidSummer Night 

This is the time to strengthen your connection with the Fae or Fairie and otherworldly beings,

Honour the Fairies 

Create a fairie house in your yard or even in your window. Remember that fairies are very mischievous so be careful. Place spirit boundaries around your house, and protect yourself from their pranks while outside. Wear garlands of marigolds, ivy and or St. John’s Wort. White lily petals, rue and oatmeal in your pockets or in baskets help in protection. Bury a Witch Bottle, a glass container filled with sharp objects such as pins, nails and needles, ashes and salt before entrances to your home for protection.

Leave treats for the Fairies. They love sweets of all kinds. Leave offerings outside in the woods a park or your yard or windowsill.  Leave herbs, ribbons, seashells and bowls of milk outside to gift the Faeries.

Bless the animals.

Ancient herders brought a token animal to be blessed to protect their herds. Ask for protection and blessings for pets, livestock and wildlife.Have a Feast 

Some great summer dishes include seafood, watermelon, berries, lemonade, summer squash, and baked potatoes. 

Renew and clean Your Altar

Litha is a great time to clean, cleanse and re-decorate your altar for the Summer season. Take everything off of your altar, clean it, then cleanse it with dried Cedar, Sage, honeysuckle or other sweet incense or sweetgrass smoke. Add summer yellows to and golds to your altar.

Honour Sun Gods & Goddesses

Honor any solar deities with offerings and prayers Some of the sun gods and goddesses are Ra, Horus, Huitzilopochtli Aztec Sun and War God, Irish Goddess Aine, Celtic Sun God Belenos, Greek Sun God Helios, Roman Apollo, Etain Irish Sun Goddess, Yuyi, Taoist God of the Sun, Macha, Irish Goddess of women, Sunna, Norse Goddess of the Sun and many more. 

Flowers, honey honouring nature and growth

The Midsummer Moon is also known as the HONEYMOON, where this term originated. Mead is made, handfasting ceremonies are performed. Mead is considered to be a magical life-enhancing drink, You can make an altar to honour the Oak tree, with their leaves. Sunflowers are also a great example.  Magical baking and charms are created on this special day. Traditionally this festival spans three days. This year it is June 20-23rd.

Buttermilk Bread 

To bring abundance to your kitchen. Sunflower seeds represent the light half of the year and the poppy seeds represent the dark half of the year.

You will need:

3 cups of white flour, preferably bread flout type.

500 ml of Buttermilk 

I tsp.of bicarbonate of soda

Sunflower and poppy seeds for sprinking

Red ribbon and a sprig of rosemary

Place the flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Sieve in the blended salt and soda and pour in the buttermilk. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough feels springy. If it feels too sloppy just add a little more flour. Turn it onto a board and cover with a fine dusting of flour. Pat it with your hands until you have a round shape. Take a sharp knife and score lightly into eight sections, one for each festival. Sprinkle half of the loaf with poppy seeds and the other half with sunflower seeds.

Place onto a greased baking tray and pop your buttermilk bread into a moderate oven for about 20-25 minutes. Keep and eye on it. When the bread is ready it will change colour and it will sound hollow when you tap the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack. When it is cool, place your sprig of rosemary on top and tie the red ribbon across the middle.

Consecrate the bread by turning the loaf three times saying “From the fields and through the stones, into fire, Midsummer Bread, as the Wheel turns may all be fed. Goddess Bless.”

Take your bread and share it with your family, friends or whoever you would like to bless. Eat it fresh, as soon as it is made if you can. 

Elderflower Champagne

Elderflowers peak at Midsummer. Pick them in the fullness of a sunny day, ideally on Midsummer’s Day. The Elder is sacred to the Mother Goddess and is often called the Witch’s Tree, the Elder Mother, or Queen of the Trees. It is protective, with wonderful healing properties. It aids transformation, change and renewal, this drink will aid in transforming your life. Or drink Elderberry Liqueur.

In Canada, Strongbow makes an elderflower cider. 

Ingredients:

8 litres water

1.25 kg sugar

8 large elderflower heads

4 lemons

4 tablespoons mild white wine vinegar

Do use screw-top bottles. Large plastic bottles are good. This is a fizzy drink, if not bottled tightly it can explode! Keep it somewhere safe. Make sure the elderflowers are clean and pick them when the sun is strongest. 

Boil the water and dissolve the sugar into it, organic sugar is best.

When the water cools, add the elderflowers, the juice of two of the lemons and slices of the other two, plus the vinegar.

Cover with a clean cloth and leave for a day.

Strain through a fine sieve or piece of muslin, carefully squeezing the flowers to extract as much flavour as possible.

Store in clean screw-top bottles.

Leave alone for 10 days or so. Drink within a month. Enjoy and give thanks to the Spirit of the Elder.

Honey Cake

A celebration of a sweet life. 

If you can source locally produced honey its the best. Wherever it comes from always thank the precious Bees. 

Ingredients:

225 gram Butter 1 cup
250 gms Honey or 1 cup 
100 gms Dark Muscovado Sugar, 3.5 ounces by weight 
3 Eggs, beaten
300 gms Self-Raising Flour, 1 1/2 cups 

Cut the butter into pieces and heat slowly, adding the honey and the sugar. When fully melted, turn up the heat and boil the mixture for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled honey mixture. Sift the flour into a large bowl and beat the liquid honey mixture into it until you have a smooth batter. Pour the mixture into a round lined sponge tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160 C for about 50 mins – or until the cake is well-risen and springs back to the touch. Cool on a rack and glaze with a few tablespoons of warm honey. A nice sweet treat. 

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HAPPY SUMMER or WINTER down under

I will be celebrating making magic and dancing with the fairies,

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Mars Retrograde conjunct Eris. Slow-release triggers

Golden_Apple_of_Discord_by_Jacob_Jordaens Public domain

Golden_Apple_of_Discord_by_Jacob_Jordaens/ Public domain 

Mars Retrograde conjuncts his mythological sister Eris, the Goddess of revenge, strife and disturbances October 3 at 10:51 pm PDT/ October 4th at 1:51 am EDT/ 5:51 am GMT. 

Mars the red warrior planet rules guns, the military, anger, competition defences, and masculine energy. Eris conjunct Mars is a slow-release anger trigger. 

“Happiness Is A Warm Gun” by The Beatles or The Across the Universe version is good too as exactly the theme song.

Eris is an awakener. She is an Amazon warrioress instigating disturbances, riots, protests for righteous injustice. We can see Eris at work in Black Lives Matter protests, and like the Yellow Jackets in France and the Hong Kong protests. Eris moves very, very slowly. It takes Eris 558 years to complete one orbit around the Sun. 

The dwarf planet has been in late degrees of Aries for years now and all the Cardinal Capricorn planets Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter have been in hard squares to her.

In myth, she was the uninvited guest to a  big wedding. She famously threw a golden apple inscribed “To the most beautiful of them all” at three Goddesses which eventually resulted in the Trojan War. In modern times Eris myth was incorporated into the Sleeping Beauty story. She became the uninvited fairy, who cursed Princess Aurora to sleep for 100 years until the prince came and woke her with a kiss.

All planets moving Retrograde are considered to be karmic In nature. Do be careful of being triggered with old jealousy, possessive and revenge issues all Scorpio signature dark unconscious energies. This can be coming at you from others as well as backlash from the collective unconscious too.

NOTE that PLUTO the planet which also governs SCORPIO in modern mythology turns DIRECT at 22 degrees CAPRICORN on the 4th at 6:32 am PDT/ 9:32 am EDT/ 1:32 am GMT. Planets are at their most powerful as they pivot changing direction from retrograde to Direct and vice-versa.

Look at where 24+ degrees ARIES is in your astrology chart to see how this double trouble disturbing energy will be affecting you personally. Also, look at 24+ CAPRICORN where Saturn Pluto and Jupiter are imposing reality on this anger. 24+ degrees LIBRA and CANCER are also being directly affected. 19-29 degrees of these Cardinal Signs are also included giving a wider scope. 

Use this energy signature and time to release old grudges, repressed anger and revenge emotional energies which are keeping you stuck and are holding you back from moving forwards freely.

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February fever, Pluto’s month

“In ancient Roman religion, Februus, whose name means “purifier”, was the god of purification. He was also worshipped under the same name by the Etruscans as the god of purification, and also the underworld. For the Etruscans, Februus was also the god of riches (money/gold) and death, both connected to the underworld in the same natural manner as with the better-known Roman God Pluto.

  

Februus may have become the Roman Febris, goddess of fever (febris in Latin means fever) and malaria. These are possibly connected with the sweating of fevers, which was considered a purgative, washing, and purification process.

Februus is possibly named in honor of the more ancient  Februa (also Februalia and Februatio), the spring festival of washing and purification. Februus’ holy month was Februarius (of Februa), hence English February, a month named for the Februa/februalia spring purification festival which occurred on the 15th of that month.

These spring purification activities occurred at about the same time as Lupercalia, a Roman festival in honor of Faun and also the wolf who nursed Romulus and Remus, during which expiatory sacrifices and ritual purifications were also performed. Because of this coincidence, the two gods (Faun and Februus) were often considered the same entity.”-Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Februus

Februarius or February, fully the “February month” (Latinmensis Februarius), was the shortest month of the Roman calendar. It was eventually placed second in order, preceded by Ianuarius (“January“) and followed by Martius (“Mars‘ month”, March). In the oldest Roman calendar, which the Romans believed to have been instituted by their legendary founder Romulus, March was the first month, and the calendar year had only ten months in all. Ianuarius and Februarius were supposed to have been added by Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, originally at the end of the year. It is unclear when the Romans reset the course of the year so that January and February came first.[2]

Februarius was the only month in the pre-Julian calendar to have an even number of days, numbering 28.[3] This was mathematically necessary to permit the year itself to have an odd number of days.[4] Ancient sources derived Februarius from februum, a thing used for ritual purification. Most of the observances in this month concerned the dead or closure, reflecting the month’s original position at the end of the year. The Parentalia was a nine-day festival honoring the ancestors and propitiating the dead, while the Terminalia was a set of rituals pertaining to boundary stones that was probably also felt to reinforce the boundary of the year.[5]

Many Roman festivals and religious observances reflect the Romans’ agrarian way of life in their early history. In his treatise on farming, Varro divides the agricultural year into eight phases, with Spring beginning officially on February 7, when Favonius the west wind was thought to start blowing favorably and it was time to ready the fields.[6] The grain fields were to be weeded, vineyards tended, and old reeds burned. Some kinds of trees were pruned, and attention was given to olive and fruit trees.

The agricultural writer Columella says that meadows and grain fields are “purged” (purguntur), probably both in the practical sense of clearing away old debris and by means of ritual. The duties of February thus suggest the close bond between agriculture and religion in Roman culture. According to the farmers’ almanacs, the tutelary deity of the month was Neptune.[7]

February had one and possibly two moveable feasts (feriae conceptivae). The Amburbium (“City Circuit”) was a purification of the whole city with no fixed date, but seems to have been held in February.[9] The Fornacalia (“Oven Festival”) was celebrated by the thirty ancient divisions of the Roman people known as curiae. Each curia celebrated a festival separately under its own leader (curio) on various days following the Nones. These dates were established and publicized by the curio maximus, the chief curio. Anyone who missed the Fornacalia celebrated by his own curia, or who didn’t know his curia, could attend a public festival which was always held as the concluding ceremony on February 17.[10] The Fornacalia overlapped with the festival of the ancestral dead that dominated the month, and on its last day coincided with the Quirinalia, a day also known as the Feast of Fools (feriae stultorum)Februarius was thus such a religiously complex month that during the Julian reform of the calendar, when days were added to some months, it was left as it had been, even though it was the shortest month.[11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Februarius

very interesting I love history and etymology.

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Lupercalia/ Nirvana Day

So this is the origin of Valentine’s Day a pagan wild sexual, fertility festival involving animal sacrifice, coupling with strangers, nakedness, flagellation with goat thongs and wolf gods. February 15 Lupercalia https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi-1oygqr3gAhUG74MKHfU-BKIQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.history.com%2Ftopics%2Fancient-rome%2Flupercalia&psig=AOvVaw1DzqqDwt9JLr6do2D2-_TU&ust=1550306057561008. I had always been told that February 15?is Nirvana day not the band but the day the Buddha became enlightened under the bodhi tree.

How was your Valentine’s Day? I imagine the energy was quite frenetic as we are still in the wake of good old Mars Uranus conjunction.

Gemini moon trines Sun sextiles Uranus and squares Chiron in Pisces yeah there’s some hurting.

Moon enters emotional nurturing cancer its home sign in the A.M.

Moon sextiles Mars in Taurus. This means chicken soup, comfort foods, massages, long hot nurturing baths.

Moon trines Mercury in Pisces

A dreamy conversation, a sweet spiritual intuitive feeling, good energy to dream on.. Ask your guardian angel to message you in your dreams. Energy is in EST and GMT on the 16th.

Blessings,

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Lammas Pagan Witch Harvest Festival August 1

George Cole (1810-1883) [Public domain] Harvest rest

George Cole (1810-1883) [Public domain] Harvest rest


August 1 is celebrated as one of the 8 spokes of the Turning of the year in the ancient nature calendar. Lammas is a pagan Harvest festival
This is the original Burning Man Festival where John Barleycorn the original wheat/corn man was burned as an effigy. It’s traditionally a time of celebration of the harvest. John Barleycorn or a corn man figure symbolizing the sacred grain and most especially a sacred loaf was baked and offered to the four directions and to the earth Mother Ceres/Virgo in gratitude. 

Traditional Lammas Loaf

The Goddess CERES/ Demeter would be honored as the giver of abundant grains. Lughnasad is its other name. We are half way to the AUTUMN Equinox now. It is an Air element festival traditionally celebrated as the wake of the Sun KING, who is a star,  is dying now in the waning of his own Light. Cookie people figures and star cookies are baked in celebration.  It is time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is a time to free oneself from FEAR.  A snake dance is created going counter clockwise, bread figures are thrown into the bonfire to symbolize the burning up of one’s fears. Then one says what one hopes to harvest.

Symbols of STARS are held up. The High Priestess would say,

“MAY THE STAR OF HOPE BE WITHIN US ALWAYS.”

This is also the symbol of the Tarot Card #17 The Star which is associated with Aquarius. We just had the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Super Bloody Moon July 27th we are in synch.

The coveners would eat the star cookies and celebrate. see link below for more details .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/000081/0000005269.shtml

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Have a happy Lammas and Holiday weekend in Canada, its a civic holiday.

Listen to Traffic’s famous ancient rendition of John Barleycorn with Stevie Winwood singing the plaintive song. I’m not sure if you can put YouTube videos on your blogs without it being spam. Can someone help me out with this?

Start baking those star cookies. I will be doing a ceremony for the non-cardinal directions.

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Blessings

Tara

High Hopes Inspirational Daily Astrology with Tara Greene

INTENTION IS EVERYTHING!

Last May 2013 I decided that I needed more followers on my blog. I only had a few hundred, so I started to write every day. It has been fun, an obligation, an honor, hard work, an obsession- Saturn in SCORPIO was in my 12th house.

I now have over 5,400 people signed up to get email alerts every time I blog. WOW! THANKS!

I get notifications each time this happens,  since mid January I am being flooded with them again and most of them seem made up to me. Very cleverly I might add. They make me laugh and I can tell sequence, the funny name,the numbers the address. The current spate is from France. Many are real, with gravators and Hotmail account followers.

I can’t thank each one of you one at a time.

And I cant figure out why all these seemingly fake addresses are linking to this blog?  What’s the purpose? I hope you aren’t using this to spam people.  If you can get let me know and get back to me, I’d appreciate that.

VENUS is now faintly visible as the MORNING STAR or MORGANSTERN,

You can make morning wishes now. VENUS will be rising about 2 hours ahead of the Sun.

Magritte art Astrology Psychic Tara Greene

RENE MAGRITTE , THE RETURN 1940 Brussels Belgium

Jupiter is RETROGRADING back over the U.S. SUN again!

Getting HIGH at home, with a little help from your friends, as more states legalize marijuana is one of the outcomes of this transit.

JUPITER turns DIRECT where it has the most power, right on that magical 13th + degree of CANCER on FEBRUARY 1st which is just around GROUNDHOG Day. Which is also an overlay of IMBOLC a pagan cross quarter ceremonial day on FEB 2

It’s all a metaphor. I am sure most of you are familiar with the 1993 Bill Murray movie, GROUNDHOG DAY which is all about KARMA, repeating the same patterns, situations and experiences over and over. We can all identify with that right? Lets hear from you.

It’s a comedy. Jupiter makes us laugh.

 JUPITER IN CANCER is very fruitful, fertile, brings HIGH HOPES.

In the movie, and each one of us is Directing, starring in and producing our own movies.

WHAT’S YOUR MOVIE TITLE?

Phil, the leading man, who Murray plays, must figure out that he can choose to learn and become a better person. Then, after much work,  his life goes forwards and he finds happiness and love.

So expect some major DEJA VU’s in the U.S. on all levels, economic, political, or perhaps we collectively have learned some lessons and are FINALLY ready to move on and CHANGE the old, old patterns?

Also if you have planets near 13 degrees of all CARDINAL SIGNS you are the most hit. DING DING

NEW YORK CITY AMSTERDAM AND VENICE are all Cancer Sun sign cities.

NEW Hampshire, Virginia, Idaho and Wyoming are all Cancer Ruled states.

Canada of course.

PERSONALLY JUPITER is conjuncting my Uranus again.

THE WIN THE LOTTERY TRANSIT according to another astrologer.

When you are dealing with URANUS energy it is very chaotic. 

BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

It may feel like a big sucker punch as well. All part of the process my dears.

I am noticing that many people are making very positive breakthroughs who have done their shadow work and are appearing to receive support and others are getting totally mired down and crashing now without any hope.  We are all at different stages of the cycles.

Some clients of mine are really going through  their personal crash and burn but it is all a necessary part of the journey and its the step towards awakening.

I am feeling the cosmic heaviness. I am tired too.  The remedy is:

Do your own shit work. Get a flashlight and stick it up your butt figuratively speaking.

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HIGH HOPES Frank Sinatra 1959

HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 2013

GROUNDHOG DAY I GOT YOU BABE 

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