May Day Beltane Wiccan Pagan Fertility Festival

May Day Magic, Beltane, Faeries  FIRE and FERTILITY FESTIVAL


Beltane means “fire of Bel” or “bright fire” the “bale-fire”. Known as the bright and shinning one,  Celtic Sun God. Beli is the father, protector, and the husband of the Mother Goddess.  This is a FERTILITY CELEBRATION, The Beltane Fires, the MAY POLE, marking the cross quarter day between SPRING and SUMMER.

Beltane Maypole Wiccan pagan

MAY DAY is a traditional Fertility and Sacred Marriage Festival of the Sun to the Earth. The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The fires celebrate the return of life, fruitfulness to the earth and the burning away of winter. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields. Household fires would be extinguished and re-lit with fresh fire from the Bel Fires.


As Beltane marks this handfasting (wedding) of the Goddess and God, it too marks the reawakening of the earth’s fertility. This is the union between the Great Mother and her Young Consort; this coupling brings new life on earth. On a Spiritual level and a  physical, it is the union of the Earth and Sun, man and woman to bring about the fruitfulness of the growing season.

MAy DAy is alchemy in action, the sacred Marriage.

Mother nature shows Herself alive again, flowers are blooming, sprouting, birds are mating, building nests, bees are buzzing.  Beltane was and is a very auspicious time in Celtic lore.

The PLEIADES

Beltane is marked in the Heavens as the rising of the Pleiades star cluster just before sunrise on the morning horizon, whereas winter (Samhain/Halloween) begins when the Pleiades rises at sunset. The Pleiades were very important to many ancient cultures. Some Native American tribes say that their Ancestors were Star Beings who came from the Pleiades. In Japan, the modern car Subaru means Pleiades and 6 of the stars are shown on its symbol. {We’ve always driven Subaru’s partly for this reason.}

 The Ancients believed that the Wheel of Time would not turn without human intervention.

People did everything in their power to honour and call and beckon the Sun and His light, for the earth would not produce life without the Sun’s warmth, his Love. We usually don’t think of the Sun as a Loving God anymore. It is important to honour these Nature Festivals, or turning of the Wheel of the Year, our ancestors did so for thousands of years. N

If we’re not in Right Relationship with other Nature then woe be to those who feel her wrath- As we’ve been trying to fool Mother Nature for many years now and continue to do so in the Industrialized world, balance can be attained by participating in these kind of Ancient Festivals.

Neo-tribalism is a necessity now.

FAERIES

May Day is a magical day so be aware of incidents that may occur.  The Queen of the Faeries is said to ride out on her white hose and trying to entice people away to Faeryland. Legend says that if you sit beneath a  tree on Beltane night, you may see the Faery Queen in all Her Glory or hear the sound of Her horses’s belles as She rides throughout the night. 

FERTILITY

Young men and women wandered into the woods before daybreak of May Day morning with garlands of flowers and/or branches of trees. They would make love in the woods, and dance around the Maypole. Pre-Christian society’s thoughts about human sexuality and fertility were not based on guilt or any such concept as original sin, but seen as a joyous natural expression of human passions. Life was seen as a joyful dance, rich in all beauty to be celebrated not defined ordered, made lawful.

Depicted in Camelot, the Mists of Avalon,

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also a previous article May 1 May Day Beltane fire sex fertility earthy pagan celebration Astrology from Tara Greene

I am presiding over a MAY DAY BELTANE ceremony in Toronto at Ashbridge’s Bay on Lake Ontario

If you are in the Toronto area you are most welcome to come

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May 25 WORLD TAROT DAY celebrate with TARA GREENE, Canada’s # 1 Tarot reader Psychic

yes it’s World Tarot Day May 25

Tara Greene World Tarot Day

I have been celebrating WTD since 2004. Created by Tarot Reader Den Elder, WTD has expanded enormously as interest in the Tarot, it’s rich history, and because of the always uncanny and synchronistic RIGHT ON  intriguing self- reflective insights  the Tarot always offers.

The Tarot is a sacred path to enlightenment and Tarot fascination grows minute by minute. There are over a thousand Tarot decks published now, in the 60’s there were only 20. There are always 78 cards in a real Tarot deck. There are many other ORACLE type decks which are very nice, angels etc. but aren’t true tarot decks. 

Starting the archetypal journey with ZERO -THE FOOL , there is

#1 The Magician, #2 The hIGh Priestess, #3 The Empress, #4 The Emperor, #5 The POPE, #6 The LOVERS.

#7 The CHARIOT , #8 Justice, #9 The HERMIT, #10 The Wheel of Fortune, #11 Strength #12 The Hanged MAn

#13 Death, #14 Temperance or Art #15 The Devil, #16 The Tower { 911}  #17 The STAR,  #18 The MOON, #19 The SUN,

#20 Judgement or The Aeon and finally #21 The World

 an entire Archetypal journey

the MOSt popular RIDER WAITE TAROT DECK

There is a  tres modern artsy punky funky Steampunk Tarot

There’s one of my favourite’s is the INNER CHILD TAROT which I use for children’s parties, It is one of my daughter Leah’s favourites since she was a young girl. The Inner Child is a brilliant rendition which takes Fairy Tales and fits them perfectly into a standard 22 major arcana set.

For example Little red Riding Hood is The Fool.

There are Feminist decks, decks based on Rumi’s poetry and a famous Tarot deck from a James Bond movie

Live and Let Die tarot of james Bond

there is a LORd of the RINGS Tarot

Gandalf is the Magician of course

Gandalf of course is the MAGICIAN, the Wheel of Fortune is the ring of Power itself

There are baseball Tarot decks, housewife Tarot decks,

there is a ZOMBIE TAROT

 there is a HELLO KITTY TAROT DECK

and there is of course an idea I had but someone got to it before me

a Rock and Roll Tarot Guess who is THE EMPEROR Trump # 3

Elvis is the EMPEROR of course He's the King

For the literary and higher cultured  there’s a Jane Austen Tarot deck

Jane austen tarot

You get the picture. I am in process of developing my own Tarot deck….

MAy 25 MOON enters LEO at 3:11 pm PDT/ 6:11 pm EDT and in honor of WTD

I am giving away special  discounted readings and I will donate 10% of all proceeds to a charity

The offer to order a special reading is ONLY available for ONE DAY ONLY! MAY 25  ORDER NOW : http://www.taratarot.com/

Here is a pic from Nikki De St. Phalle’s TAROT GARDEN in Tuscany. I will be making a pilgrimage there this summer.

Nicki De St Phalle Tarot Tara Greene

if you’ve been to Tuscany to see the Tarot Garden please send me your pics and comments

My dream and intention is to start taking tours and doing TAROT INITIATIONS there

Blessings for World TArot Day

Super Sunday, Mother’ day, Golden Goddess luckiest day of the year,astrology fromTara Greene

Mother’s Day

You should honor your Mother for giving birth to you, and Always honor our common mother the EARTH

We’ve seen many positive astrological aspects form lately, Mucho Grand Trines, the beautiful Venus Jupiter Moon alignments in April.

The fabulous May 5 Super mOon in Scorpio. Did you have huge blow outs BTW? just askin…

One of the best most positive LUCKY STRIKE blessings of the year is coming up on Mother’s day May 13

the Sun conjuncts Jupiter at 23 degrees of  Taurus @ 6:23 am PDT/ 9:23 am EDT

Lucky YOU

This is BIG Source,  a Super Luck  filled day. The Sun =GOLD, Jupiter expands whatever it touches, and in Taurus it wants to touch you a lot!

Remember 2012 is all about VENUS, She rules the sign of Taurus where most of the planets are lined up right now,

its standing room only.

Jupiter in Taurus is the Bull markets, now I know gold and silver have been having their ups n downs and that is the upcoming Uranus Pluto squares forming. later for that one….

really its  a GOLDEN opportunity: Golden Goddess of Luck

as good as it gets. Positive  optimistic  thumbs up  cue the applause  everybody loves you   in the right place at the right time

win the lottery! the best is yet to come, stairway to Paradise LAdy Luck  Blessings from the Source,

Golden means  Rise and SHINE! 

You are the SUN, the Source, you have the gold, So focus on your highest good, receiving the highest blessings,

breathe deeply in through your mouth out through your nose,

imagine the Sun and see it’s light expand and expand,

the universe will not have a heat melt down you control the temperature,

feel the Sun’s light streaming to you and filling your 8th chakra

about a foot above your head, secure the golden light above your head,

feel this golden honey light flow in to your crown chakra at the top of your head,

down into your brain, your eyes, you will see only golden opportunities you will see always the Light,

into your mouth where you will speak only Golden words with a golden tongue,

into your throat chakra also empowering your voice so you will sing with a golden voice

 into and filling up your heart chakra, feeling warmed with the Sun light  your heart is golden is all Light

 down to your solar plexus, your 3rd  chakra, enlightened your will, golden and radiating your warmth

 into your 2nd chakra, your creative womb source,this is a sexual chakra, all filled with potentiality birthing light

and down into your Root chakra grounding your self in golden warmth,

send th golden light down through your root chakra into the earth

feel the golden light descend into the eart h where it mixes with physical gold, crystals and gems,

and see the sun light reach Mother earth’s heart flame,

feel the alignment of solar Logos sun, with you and earth mother.

All is in perfect alignment, this is TOTAL UNCONDITIONAL MOTHER LIGHT LOVE healing energy.

 You are the Solar Logos. YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF ALL LIGHTS, THE lOVE OF ALL LOVES.

These meditations are channelled to me spontaneously, I don’t know where they will take me until I stop channelling.

iT WILL ALL BE CLEAR LIGHT SHORTLY,ALL WIL BE REVEALED.

See Stuart Wilde http://www.stuartwildeblog.com/sws-jottings/2009/5/26/close-up-of-the-solar-logos.html 

and Rudolph Steiner for more info on the Solar Logos.

 BE THE STAR THAT YOU ARE

RADIATE THE LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE

in all ways at all times. That is iT!

practise this, stay mindful, this is Alchemy turning Lead= matter, into GOLD

Nicholas Flammel was a real Alchemist, a  real person mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

alchemy Tarot cards

 In the Tarot deck that I use the THOTH Tarot A lchemy is  # 14 called The ArT

and remember re=member VENUS rules ART

Thou ART THAT!

If you require some good luck Golden advice, please call upon me it will be honor: http://www.taratarot.com/id78.html

So auspicous and symchonis on Mother’s DAY  Golden goddess of Opportunity.

Grail Lady Faire Event – June 25th to 29th Book now! Tara Greene workshops

Grail Lady Faire Event – June 25th to 29th. Book early discounts apply before April 30th!

Come one come all, beautiful ladies to the magnificent Grail Lady Faire. The only women’s event of  its kind in Canada

The Grail Springs Spa is an award winning health spa in Bancroft,  Northern Ontario, 3 hours north of  Toronto. Located on 100 acres of very magical naturally high energy crystal laden land, with spring fed PH balanced Chalice Lake,you will feel serenity instantly upon arriving on this magical land.

The Grail Springs Lady Faire is an International conference of women speakers, teachers, healers, shamans, inspirers. The  GLF instantly creates an uplifting,  community of women who bond and connect deeply to the land, and their bodies through yoga, Nia, meditation, dance, prayer, hiking, themselves and with each other. I met women who I felt totally at home with right away.

There is music, drumming, fire ceremonies, mud baths, inspirational speakers, yoga, swimming, hiking, beautiful horses, stargazing, laughter, tears, healing, inspiration.

I will be presenting a very special Ladies of the Grail workshop on Tuesday June 26 in the afternoon.  In this workshop you will be guided to  help  name yourself, your purpose, what you truly serve and offer your self  in sacred service to that purpose. Last year I was inspired to act as High Priestess and initate women as Ladies of the Grail. This year continues and deepens that process. I am honoured to be able to serve you..

Tara, Lady of the Stars

email me for more info please taragreene@sacredartscentre.com

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Pluto goes RETROGRADE April 10- Go to Hell and back, Astrology advice Tara Greene

Hell/Hades Plutos lands painting by Hieronymus Bosch 15th century

 Pluto begins his annual 5 month journey back to his own home territory HELL or HADES as the Roman’s called it. Turning Retrograde at 9 degrees 34 minutes of Capricorn April 10 @ 9:21 am PDT/ 12:21 pm EDT  

The famous Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, 1450-1516  painted the most hellish paintings of that terrible Hell hole, filled with Xtreme sinners, to terrify good Christians  into behaving piously. John Milton, famously stated that he would “rather reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.” is more of the modern ilk. 

Hell is what we create, Heaven or Hell or a bit of both.  If  Heaven is on earth here and now then Hell is here and now as well. Pluto/ Hades is Lord of the Underworld. He is the King of the Dead. His world is the world of shades, of the shadow.

We can’t always stay in the Light, although New Agers claim you don’t have to own your own shadow, or spend too much time in the depression, loneliness, desperation, powerlessness, rage, etc. that is part of the bright energies shadow side. Your own shadow side  may be hidden from yourself, if you aren’t honest. Your shadow is what you project onto others, the people you can’t stand, the “others,” those who you are jealous of, resent, and compare yourself to.Your shadow is also parts of yourself that you can’t own, that perhaps you are beautiful and worthy of being loved and of having a happy enjoyable life. Your shadow side is also all the reasons why your life isn’t going so great because of all the  hexes, curses,black magic your childhood or other things you rely on in ignorance and as excuses for taking responsibility for your life. 

Owning your own shadow is a freeing thing. It is your ticket out of  hell.  But Hell, who was a Nordic Goddess by the way,originally called HEL, is also good. We learn from everything, we have to experience everything. That’s why we are here!  So enjoy your journey as Pluto takes you to his home base to show you around. The death aspect is revered by Tibetan Buddhist’s, the charnel ground, the cemetery, that’s where KALI lives, death is destruction of the EGO and all that we” know” and hold dear. 

You can’t be fully alive unless you are aware of Death. Use death as an ally.”It’s a good day to Die” is very potent Native American wisdom. Get rid of anything that isnt serving the new higher frequencies now, get rid of old emotional baggage, most of your stuff you dont need, etc. Make way for a new life. We are all going to have to Lose our religions and so much more over the next number of years. 

So do die a wee bit daily till Sept. 18th when Pluto turns direct at 6 degrees 57 minutes of CAPRICORN. 

To find out how PLUTO is affecting you, find out where Capricorn is in your  Natal chart.  That’s where the biggest endings, completions, deaths  on many levels not usually physical and LETTING  GO , transformation and rebirth are occurring. Pretty important stuff. 

The aspects Pluto makes to any other planets is also WHAT is being affected most for the next five months. 

Need Astrology coaching and guidance about how to Let Go? I have 20 years of experience Use the link:   http://www.taratarot.com/id78.html