Leading with our Hearts, Leo Full Moon

Full Moon in Leo, Leading with our Hearts, from Jan 23-24 2016

Leo Moon Christmas Eve Astrology

Sidney_Hall_-_Urania’s_Mirror_-_Leo_Major_and_Leo_Minor Sidney Hall [Public domain]

The first Full Moon of 2016, at 3+ degrees of Leo, arrives Jan 24 @ 1:45 a.m. GMT.  It’s called the Old, Snow or Wolf Moon in Native American traditions and Almanacs. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s called the Buck, Thunder or Mead Moon. These symbols all add extra meaning.

All Full Moons bring fulfillment. Leo is a Fixed Fire sign, of Royalty, leaders and the King of Beasts. Leo rules actor’s, actresses, it is naturally dramatic, flamboyant and domineering. Leo is strong in all those who love to be center of attention, commanding center stage. Leo is courage, passion, pride, will, and the heart.

Leo is the 5th sign which also rules children, creative self-expression, giving love, generosity of spirit and all acts of the heart. Aslan, the great lion from The Chronicles of Narnia, symbolizes Christ consciousness, you can call him into your ritual.  This is a heart full of Soul Moon where we need to open our hearts fully, living with strength, passion and creativity.

Leo’s ruler is the SUN itself, which is the source of all Life, The Light, pure gold. Leo is the Fire of the Holy Spirit. When we are in touch with Spirit directly, Leo’s Golden fire energies, we are fearless, a burning flame of pure heartfelt clarity and intensity. Ancient Kings attained power through being shamans and healers for their people.

The Sun was also known as Sol, and the pun of Sol and soul is obvious. Think of a flamenco dancer’s passionate execution of will and strength in their performance as Leo energy.

The Tibetan Buddhists say that the Heart is the locus of the conscious mind and the physical brain is but the computer than makes the body function. The Native Americans say the same thing.  Scientific research and The Heart Math institute’s work shows that the heart is primary and is the first organ developed in the fetus before the brain. The heart also has its own brain. Western culture has largely stopped  using the heart as the prime mover as Indigenous peoples always have.  We praise reason over passion.

The incidence of heart disease and heart attacks is one of the biggest killers in the Western world and is increasing for men and women as we stop listening to the passion in our hearts. This heart dis-ease also relates to balancing our lives with our dependence on Aquarius technology which tends to take us further and further away from our hearts and feelings. This Full Moon’s intention is to fully embrace the heart as central logos.

 Leo’s shadow side is ego, greed, pride and being caught up in the power, prestige and wealth that Royalty commands. The right of Kings gave the old Lords the ability to rape, use and abuse anyone they wanted without punishment. We see this kingly egomania in the super-rich, the 1% who only care about their own wealth and power while raping, pillaging and scouring the earth for more and more stuff to assuage their egos, to make themselves feel immortal and imperishable like the Sun.

The Aquarius Sun opposite the Moon, rules technology, freedom, individuality, revolution, and higher consciousness balances the Leonine need for Selfhood with the needs of the group, for tribal unity and for each to express themselves in a non-hierarchical group.

MEDITATION ON THIS FULL MOON

TAROT cards of LEO

LEO is the sign on the Major Arcana of STRENGTH # 11 or 8 in the Tarot. The Sign of Strength, traditionally shows a woman holding open the jaws of a lion or riding a lion with an infinity symbol over her head, indicating that she has learned to control her unconscious animal instincts. Lionesses are fearless protectresses of their young and live in matrilineal groups. The Sign of Leo also symbolizes the Inner child who naturally expresses itself in art, song, dance and play.

The Court card for Leo is the Prince of Wands. The five, six and seven of wands represent each Decan of Leo.

If you have a Tarot deck pull out these cards to act as Guides and Mascots for this meditation. You can easily find these images online as well.

INTENTION is everything

Gather various candles, colors, incenses before you start.

LEO ASSOCIATIONS

Colors: gold, yellow, orange, deep purple,
METALS: Gold,
Sound; E Major
Celtic TREE Mythology: Holly and Hazel  

MINERALS:  Ruby, peridot, rose quartz,

FLOWERS: Sunflowers, yellow daisies, yellow roses, calendula, all bright yellow flowers,

FRUITS: Golden delicious apples,

INCENSE:  Sandalwood, Frankincense, myrrh, orange peel.  

LEO ESSENTIAL OILS: for regal presence, Rose, neroli, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, vetiver, carnation, sandalwood.

HEART TONICS: garlic, hyssop, marjoram, cumin, rose, anise and angelica.

HELP SELF EXPRESSION: cypress, lavender, geranium, chamomile, cinnamon, benzoin,  

HERBS and TEAS: lemon balm, chamomile, tarragon, eyebright

Set up an alter or sacred meditation space to do this ritual.

Images of Lions, big cats, kittens, children, and sunny happy images, and art  

SOLAR GODS AND GODDESSES to call upon

Greek – Apollo/Helios,

Vedic – Surya

Hindu- Garuda

Egyptian- Amun Ra,

Egyptian Sun Goddess- Wadjet, Sekhmet, Hathor, Nut, Bast,

CHINA – Xihe

Roman Britain – Sulis

Irish- Grian,

Celtic- Brigid,

Christian- Sol Invictus

Japan-Ameratsu

Nordic- Freya

Inca- Inti
If you can be out in nature under the Full Moon that is best so you can moon bathe.

You will need to make a small fire or have RED or YELLOW or GOLD candles.

MUSIC: A trance drum heartbeat or metronome is ideal.

You can pre-record these instructions with pauses to listen to as you do the meditation.

Begin by smudging yourself first. Light your candles. One for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH to WEST TO NORTH. Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements and the four directions into your sacred circle. Call in the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, RAPHAEL in the same order.

Have a rattle, spoon or something to keep rhythm with if sitting.
Center yourself by breathing, sit or lie down, close your eyes.

Begin to breathe, naturally deeply, sending your breath down your spine into your root chakra. Enjoy the feeling of being a live spark of spirit. With your intention send your breath down your spine ruled by Leo, into Mother earth to ground you. Mother earth also has a heart flame at her center. Go down and merge with her fire and then breathe it back up through your tail bone, bringing the hot breath up through each chakra one at a time from the root to your HEART CHAKRA, The color is dark green, sometimes tinged with pink.  You may feel your heart expand and feel hotter.

Feel your heartbeat. Sense your heart. In your imagination go into your heart. Imagine entering the walls of your heart and noting the four chambers. You will hear the loud pounding and the swishing of the blood. It will most likely be dark, you can state Let there be light and watch it light up. See the walls of your hearts inner landscape. Let go of any preconceptions. Allow yourself to be present in your heart scape. Ask yourself which heart chamber you need to visit. Follow your subtle feelings. Touch the walls of your heart, the more fully you sense this the better. Will yourself into one of the chambers in your heart or if that doesn’t feel appropriate just stay centered. Feel yourself vibrating with the drumming of your heart.

Ask for your courage, will, creativity and self-expression to expand. Call it. Be open, it may be a large cat, a black panther, lion or lioness, cougar, leopard or cheetah. The animal may be a totally different type, so whatever shows up is fine. An alligator, hippo, a shark, whale, eagle, dolphin, turtle, trust that is what you need.

Welcome your power animal. Thank them for appearing. Ask questions of them if you have specific ones or just say I am open to receiving your wisdom, love and protection.   If no animal appears, just stay in your heart and breathe love and feel the love that emanates from your heart. If there are blocks or pain then call upon Archangel Raphael to help heal your heart. If you need to cry then do so, use the pull of the moon to let your feelings out.

This conversation may take a while. Simply surrender. Begin to meld with the animal spirit, feel every muscle, breath in harmony with one another. Revel in your instinctual natural body strength, wisdom and energy.  Trust the process. You may be given directions.  Let go of your false vanities and your selfies. Vow to follow them, to open your heart, to source your strength.

When you feel fully saturated, thank your power animal from the bottom of your heart. Slowly extricate yourself and come back slowly to full consciousness and awareness. Write down or record your experience.

Feel the tenderness, strength courage healing and passion pumping in your veins. Vow to love yourself and others more, to care for your heart and those you love. Vow to star in your own life and your own movie. You are the Queen of King of your own Life. Vow to protect animal rights and the innocent.  Vow to play with your inner child more, dance more, be creative in everything you do.  “Follow your bliss” as Joseph Campbell famously said.  

Blessings,

TARA

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Sensual Moon, romantic Sunday

The Moon enters Taurus Jan 16-19.

Taurus Moon, Tara Greene astrology

This is the most sensual time of the month. This is the time to slow down and smell the roses, and Do PAMPER yourself and your beloveds. Awaken your senses with aromatherapy oils and incense. Give and receive massages or simply be more touchy in the positive sense. Taurus the Bull is an ancient constellation. In Hinduism Shiva rides a sacred white Bull called Nandi. 

The Symbol of Taurus is the Major Arcana of The POPE #5 of Hierophant or High Priest 

The Hierophant, the POPE, Tara Greene

Taurus, the 2nd sign  is ruled by planet Venus, so all things of beauty, art, romance, music, flowers, fashion, dance, jewellery, pottery especially, landscaping, and money are all attributes of Taurus. 

The Mythological Minotaur was a man with a bull ‘s head and tail { or a man’s head and bull body like a Centaur. The Minotaur, was locked inside a  labyrinth in Knossos Crete to contain him. His original name in Creten, was Asterion, which means the stars. So the name relates to the constellation of Taurus the Bull. 

Taurus relates to our very earthy animal side, which we must honor but also contain. Many of us are so disconnected from our bodies so much these days from sitting in front of computers ,texting and in our heads all day that we need to learn to listen to and use  all of our 6 senses. It takes practice and attention.

It’s a strongly bullish Sunday. Yes I know the stock markets wish it was bullish too.

Moon opposes Mars in Scorpio; stubborness comes to a head. 

Bull Moon sextiles Neptune- easy to be romantic

 and is inconjunct to Saturn in the evening- limitations on travelling. 

DO: Take a walk in nature, meditate on your sensual beauty and enjoy cooking, creating, dancing or singing. Taurus rules the throat. Have a slow day, where you eat, walk, and do things ploddingly. 

If you aren’t usually a stubborn person practice being so. 

Venus Taurus’ ruler squares Jupiter in Virgo a harmonious earth element @ 9:10 pm PST/ Jan 18 @ 12;10 am EST.

TAURUS RITUAL

Work with your root chakra and your throat chakras. Both of these are tied to power. Create an alter with flowers, sweets, earth, crystals, incense.

Taurus metal is COPPER sacred to Venus, use pennies to offer to Venus. 

Crystals: emerald, Rose quartz, carnelian, selenite, cuprite, red jasper, Turquoise. 

Put on some sensual belly dancing music or whatever turns you on and do a dance for Venus and Taurus energy. 

There are three earth trines and one water trine on  Monday. 

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Full Moon Plenty in Capricorn, Tara Greene

Full Moon Capricorn Cornucopia Meditation, July 1st and 2nd

All full Moons are completions. This earthy Capricorn Full Moon marks the half way point in 2015. We are half way through the year and need to take stock of what we’ve built till now and what, where, when and how we want to put our energies over the next six months when the Sun is at 9 degrees Capricorn, December 31st/ Jan 1st 2016.

Capricorn Full Moon Constellation Tara Greene

Capricorn, the 10th sign is earth, practical, Feminine and signifies career and the heights of worldly success.  Capricorn is ruled by stern, disciplined, responsible, hard working planet Saturn, aka Father time, the karmic cop, limitations, obstacles, taxes, sexuality, maturity and death. The sign marks Winter Solstice in the North and summer’s beginning in the Southern Hemisphere.

Capra means a she goat and corn means a horn. Horns were considered to be ancient symbols of divinity, symbolizing drawing power from the gods. The pagans saw Pan as the God originally associated with Saturn. Pan is earthy, sexual, and animalistic and was turned into the Devil by the Christians, symbolizing earthly temptations and sin. The number seven is associated with Saturn as it rules our bodies and cells which replenish themselves every seven years.  Saturday is Saturn’s day.

The ancient symbol for the sign was a mythological fish tailed, goat headed creature indicating that Capricorns have the connection to both the unconscious and the heights. Capricorn is feminine and receptive. We think of Capricorn standing for corporate structure and the Patriarchy these days. We need to remember that Capricorn has both masculine and feminine attributes.

The word Cornucopia or horn of plenty is derived from Capricorn. From the Greek myth of Amalthea, the she goat who nourished the infant Zeus/Jupiter with her milk. This Moon symbolizes the fulfillment of the Horn of plenty and the steps needing to get there.

Capricorn is solitary, strong, goal oriented, ambitious, dry, patient and sure-footed. Dependable, responsible, totally pragmatic, loyal, business-like and quite unemotional. Capricorn’s learn very early to adapt to the school of hard knocks, Saturn’s reality test.  When you fall down it hurts. But because Capricorn’s master and accept the limitation of the lowest density as the realm of spirit they are confident in reaching their goals, and they become younger as they mature.

Capricorn rules business, governments, fathers, time, architects, history, museums, senators, seniors, churches, contracts, antiques, watches, anthropologists, deserts, civil servants, mathematics,  granite, sculptures, bronze, chiropractors, caves, mountains.  Capricorn rules the spleen, and bones of the skeleton.

The sign of Capricorn in the Tarot is symbolized by Trump #15 THE DEVIL, the ancient God Pan. We can sell our souls to the Devil for worldly material success, he is temptation. The other card symbolizing Capricorn is the Court card, the Queen of Disks.

Goats are also scapegoats and there is lots of that going on these days.

This Full Moon is an intense one as Mars is conjunct the Sun in Cancer. We are aggressively emotional and defensive about our family’s safety and protection.  The Sun and Moon are square to the Lunar Nodes in Libra and Aries. This is an intense time of choosing our highest pathways in life.

Saturn is back at the critical 29th degree of Scorpio again, where we were in December 2014. We all have karmic lessons to finish off, somethings that must die and be sacrificed for new growth to occur.

Venus and Jupiter make their awesome conjunction today. Sun trines Neptune in Pisces do make your highest dreams desires and wishes. its really super positive.

Saturn/Capricorn is the manifestation of spirit on the densest, slowest vibrating levels, worlds or dimensions. We are all here in 3D as incarnate spirits, souls embodied, wearing a meat dress like Lady Gaga, for a karmic purpose. We need to respect this physical plane as it offers us all types of experiences which soul desires to learn from. We can enjoy the material world as a mirror of the higher dimensions too.

I know Saturn has a bad rep. but Saturn is really a wise teacher and not to be feared. If you respect Saturn as the great architect he will help you, but only if you are willing to do the work. No pain no gain is Saturn’s motto. Saturn does not give easy or instant fixes. His way is traditional and about accepting limits and obstacles.  Saturn was originally feminine as Mater/ Mother which became matter.  

Capricorn’s symbols

Day: Saturday-

Colors, dark grey, somber colors

Metal:  Lead

Stones:  ruby, garnet, onyx, agate, lapis lazuli, jet, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, malachite, fluorite, smoky quartz, peridot

Plants:  comfrey and hemp.

Foods: potato, spinach, barley, beets and malt. Sour and bitter flavors.

Birds: pheasant and the eagle.

Animals: Goat and all cloven hoofed animals.

Musical note: A

Angels:  Hanael and Azrael

Capricorn Incense/ oils: Sandalwood, Benzoin, patchouli, desert sage, vetiver, mugwort,

CAPRICORN CORNUCOPIA MEDITATION and Ritual 

Gather the items you will need to set up your sacred circle and alter with any associated images, a goat, cornucopia, or mountain scene or symbol as you wish. Connecting with the earth element, barefoot is recommended.  Being indoors is fine too. Have a potted plant in earth and crystals, stones or animal bones representing Capricorn.  

Begin by smudging with the appropriate incense or oils. Center yourself by breathing. Light your candles one by one for each direction. I always work EAST to SOUTH, WEST and NORTH. Different traditions use different orders, use whichever feels right.  Always move clockwise. Call in the four elements, directions and the four Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Ariel, Raphael and then close your eyes.

Give thanks for what you have learned since the Sagittarius Full Moon. Set your intentions on connecting with Saturn as the great teacher to give you practical guidance into reaping from the Cornucopia.

Breathe in through your nose, send your intention and breathe into your root chakra. Visualize or feel your root chakra growing like a tail slowly through the floor, down through the earth, past the crystals and minerals into the molten iron core.  When you feel the connection to the earth’s fire, breathe it back up again through the rocky strata back into your root chakra and then breathe it up from the lowest, 1st root chakra through each chakra one by one to the  7th chakra. You can also send your intention out beyond your crown chakra to the 8th and 9th chakras. The 8th is your Higher self, it is Gold about 1 foot above your head. The 9th chakra symbolizes the Galactic Center and beyond. Direct your energy out there, and call upon your Holy Guardian Angels to be present with you.

Now direct your attention within.  Visualize and feel yourself as a goat climbing the mountain peaks towards your goal. If you aren’t clear about your goal yet that is OK you will try to discover it now. Feel yourself prancing easily and gracefully from one rocky precipice to another. You have no fear of heights or of falling. You are confident and focused on reaching the peak. Once you have arrived at the peak of your personal mountain ask Saturn to help you see any unconscious obstacles or karmic blockages you may have overlooked. Take your time and keep breathing.

See everything on your life’s journey from this higher perspective. The eagle comes to talk with you. You are on equal level with the bird of spirit now. Look critically at the levels and tests you need to pass in order to get to the top. Take notes. Ask Saturn for wisdom and maturity and for how to overcoming any obstacles. This is not making a pact with the devil but respecting physical boundaries.  See Saturn as a wise old man with a white beard although he can appear as any image. Sit and listen, be patient, know that you are being tested. Saturn will show you what you need to discover about yourself.

See yourself transform into an older wiser white haired elder mature version of yourself. Feel that you have eons of experience in your bones and a long memory. Visualize all the goodies that the Horn of Plenty offers you. Choose which of the goodies are the most valuable to go after. Take what you learn in this meditation into your bones. May a vow which you MUST keep to do the work to get to your goal and complete the tasks. Ask Saturn for patience.

Take the time you need. When you feel complete. Give thanks. Come out of your meditation and write down what you learned. Make a short term goal list of things you will complete in the next six months and longer.

Go out afterwards and walk, feel your body, do something practical. Be grateful for being alive and in the beauty of the physical world.

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