August 1 Lammas Pagan Burning Man festival

Lammas Pagan Witch Harvest Festival August 1

Posted on August 1 2019

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

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

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

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. 

The Goddess CERES/ Demeter would be honored as the giver of abundant grains. Lughnasad is its other name. We are halfway 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 a time of anxious waiting, we are not yet assured of a harvest which will keep the people alive. It is 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.

August 2019 we have help from the Stars with Venus trining Chiron the wounded healer.

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

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

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

To learn more about the Star card in the tarot watch my live class on tarot and numerology on my youtube channel Please subscribe to that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1fPCwtibW4&t=33s

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

Get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com 

Blessings

Tara

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Lammas Pagan Witch Harvest Festival August 1

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

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

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

Please share widely 

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.

Get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com 

Blessings

Tara

 

August 1,Lammas Pagan Festival

August 1st, Lammas is one of the 8 stations of the Sun in the wiccan/pagan calendar year. This is the position of the South West on the sacred wheel of life.

Lammas  pagan Tara Greene witch
(RNS1-AUG. 1) Revelers of Lughnasadh, the wheat harvest festival, erected this straw-filled representation of a diety at a Scottish island in 2000. For use with RNS-PAGAN-LAMMAS transmitted Aug. 1, 2014. Creative Commons image by Bruce McAdam

The original wheat/corn man before being burned. The original Burning man.

It is 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 the earth in gratitude. 

loaf, baking, sacred meals Tara Greene

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 clock wise, 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.”

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

 The symbol for the sign of Aquarius in the 22 MAJOR TRUMPS of the TAROT is the STAR.

#17 The Star Aquarius Thoth tarot

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

Please share widely 

Have a happy Lammas and Holiday weekend in Canada, it’s a civic holiday.

I will be available for phone readings this Holiday weekend.

Special offering 1/2 hour for $77 U.S., regularly $88.  

get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com/#!specials/ul3qq

John Barleycorn Must Die Stevie Winwood/Traffic 

Lammas pagan festival,byTara Greene

The AQUARIUS Blue FULL MOON, is one day before Lammas August 1st, one of the 8 stations of the Sun in the wiccan/pagan calendar year. This is the position of the South West on the sacred wheel of life.

Lammas  pagan Tara Greene witch

(RNS1-AUG. 1) Revelers of Lughnasadh, the wheat harvest festival, erected this straw-filled representation of a diety at a Scottish island in 2000. For use with RNS-PAGAN-LAMMAS transmitted Aug. 1, 2014. Creative Commons image by Bruce McAdam

The original wheat/corn man before being burned. The original Burning man

It is 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 the earth in gratitude. 

loaf, baking, sacred meals Tara Greene

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 clock wise, 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.”

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

 The symbol for the sign of Aquarius in the 22 MAJOR TRUMPS of the TAROT is the STAR.

#17 The Star Aquarius Thoth tarot

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

Please share widely 

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

I will be available for phone readings this Holiday weekend.

Special offering 1/2 hour for $77, regularly $88.  

get your reading booked now. http://www.taratarot.com/id17.html

John Barleycorn Must Die Stevie Winwood/Traffic 2005  

 

 

Venus in Libra Relationship Success Horoscope Love bites

Here is my take on how Venus is going to GIFT YOUR LOVE LIFE Aug 16- Sept 10

I’m using SUN sign horoscope forecasts. Aries is 1st sign,1st house, Taurus is 2nd etc. Know your Moon and Ascendant/Rising Sign? read these as well. Color coded- What you need to have successful relationships, That’s what Venus does in Libra.

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Forecasts for each sign:

relationships astrology psychic Tara Greene

ARIES – This is serious love

VENUS in your 7th house of SERIOUS relationships, marriage and partnerships seduces you into a state of Balance and thinking before you leap in or out. That’s a good thing. People will be attracted to you, learn to set back and relax and allow them to come to you, less work. The Goddess emanates and receives her lovers she doesn’t need to go and get them.  Venus helps you to value that  others have needs too. Yes you will feel see saw’d. This is good for money coming to you through business relationships. It’s all good.

TAURUS -New love affairs at work

Venus , also your ruling planet in your solar 6th house of work, service, community, health. New loves may be found on the job; with clients or co-workers,  during community events and at the gym, doctor or dentists’s office. Venus gives you extra shine and polish now as you are her Feminine earthly sensuous sign. Get your self in shape through diet, exercise and having more balance in your schedule. Indulge and buy something beautiful for yourself.

GEMINI- creative artsy big loves

Venus in your 5th house,which is the house of LOVE AFFAIRS itself put you squarely in open-hearted mode. You are in love and you aren’t afraid to show it.  Visit plays, go to the opera, art galleries, a convention for unconventional things, high society.  There will be lots and lots of opps to chat the night away, tons of social affairs, parties and invites during this time. Flirty and romantic, you will be able to feel relaxed with others and let your Gemini non stop charm, shine. Gemini and Libra are natural affecianadoes.

CANCER- feed your love

Venus in your 4th house of home roots, family, children. Seduce that new one with an amazing gourmet dinner. The affair may start in your own home. If already in a relationship then bring that boyfriend/girlfriend home to meet family, they- your family, will be at their politest at least. Time to have lovely dinner parties to impress. Also a great time for redecorating and making  your home and your self  as beautiful as you can. Good time to open up about your past, allowing more intimacy and trust into any relationship. Family secrets may come out of the basement.

LEO- Curiosity loves the cat

Venus in your 3rd house of communications, short travels, curiosity and openness. You have to be the King/Queen of course. Venus in Libra brings very beautiful people into your life. There will be many new connections, especially if you go outside your usual comfort zone. Never shy, this transit gives you more charm to meet, mesmerize and catch your prey, Ask about them, what’s their life all about? You don’t know it all. The more you can stay in an open childlike innocence the better. 

VIRGO-hey big spender, show off your assets

Venus in your 2nd house of money, resources, solid values. You’ve got what it takes Virgo and its your turn to shine like a copper penny. Over value instead of under value yourself. You’ve saved up enough sick days, and money to indulge yourself in something like a short vaca, or some outside the budget, sexy lingerie, which will help attract someone! Go to a spa and chill. Time to splurge on something beautiful-Venus loves art and all things of grace good taste.  You will be attracted to others for their charm and beauty and not just their functionality and hard-working ethics. Spruce up your office too BTW.

LIBRA – Perfect love Goddess

Venus in your 1st house of SELF. Well your natural charm, social graces and style will make you absolutely irresistible. Others will be attracted to you in droves and will want to enroll in your charm school. You should write a book. More lovers  though, makes it more confusing in deciding about Tom, Melissa or Justin. But really there’s never enough choices for a Libran. Indulge yourself in extravagant beauty, arts, social scenes as you can, that will pay off later. MAke sure they have the bucks to indulge you.

SCORPIO – 50 shades of love

Venus in your 12th house of secrets, the shadow, hidden enemies. Now this is very close to your own natural Scorpio nature. Lot’s of great sex, kinky, 50 shades of relating. Venus in Libra also adds a lighter side to your natural intense heavy nature.  Love and sex doesn’t have to be always ATOMIC  the be all and end all, it can also have a Lite, fun, meaningless, with no hidden meanings for your to decipher. You may find this perplexing. BE careful of your words they may come back to haunt you. Old lovers may return, don’t get stuck in the same old story.

SAGITTARIUS- Let your freak flag fly

Venus in your solar 11th house allows you to let your freak flag fly. It brings new loves into your life through organizations you may belong to or join. Meeting many different types of people always fascinates you and this will be a time filled with that.  You can be attracted to someone for their radically different point of view. So get out there and mingle, network, take new classes. You will be  extra gregarious, fun, good humoured and  sociable. Also a time to receive love and praise. Teach by being part of the team.

CAPRICORN-What the world needs now is love

Venus in your solar 10 th house of FAME

YOU are numero uno now Capricorn’s. YOu may meet older individuals who will help you in your career. Serious lovers come through public applause, meetings, being in the spotlight, getting a raise, allowing your self to shine. Venus brings attention, wealth, fame, charisma, you’ve worked long and hard. It may be difficult you to receive acclaim, this is where you need to love yourself more. Venus rules artists, musicians, people who sculpt and craft beauty in its many ways. Design a brand new  long-term love plan. Take off that ultra conservative mask of power and show the world who you really are. Love is more important than all the material wealth  in the world. 

AQUARIUS-Not an ordinary love

Venus in your solar 9th house, brings you exotic foreigners, long distance lovers. Go to Burning Man. Extra ordinary lovers come into your life. You will connect to people through online dating or meet them in unexpected, strange ways. Revolutionary comrades in arms share brave new thoughts and ideas about changing thew world for the better and contributing to the tribe. Meeting new loves through school, educational seminars, meet ups, classes etc.  Seek out new connections at sporting events, political meetings, community gatherings, around pets, go horse back riding, support animal rights activists. You may also meet someone knew through attending school, a child’s school or affiliation.

PISCES- soul mate stew

Venus in your Solar 8th house. The 8th house is one of Deep intense sex, mystery,power games and longing for soul mates. But relationships may frustrate you now as you are more spiritual, sensitive and clingy than Venus in Libra tends to be. Venus in Libra will teach you detachment, a bit of distancing and judgement is balancing. This is a good thing for you. Meet new loves at smoky dark raves, goth conventions, art galleries, in bars and at  normal social scenes where you wouldn’t normally hang out. Venus in Libra can be skin deep beauty. Appreciate it for what it is. Wait for Venus to enter Scorpio.

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