Earth Warrior, Mars in Virgo

The action shifts and it’s a Big energy shift. The two planets that rule Scorpio, Mars and Pluto shift gears September 24th and 25th.

Mars leaves  Leo the “It’s all about me” fire sign and enters earthy, humble hard-working Virgo until November 12th. That’s 7 weeks of spontaneous fire powered testosterone energy being forced into an earthen box, kind of like being buried alive.

The POPE just delivered a Very MARS IN VIRGO speech about cleaning up the environment. The South American Pope took his name from Saint Francis of Assisi who protected animals and the environment. Yes Mars is needing to learn to ground itself, to be under the tutelage of  nit-picky, diligent, organized and accounting for everything VIRGO. As you can imagine, Mars the warrior God is not happy so about having to build a whole fort, stock it with supplies and have his battle plans ready when what he wants is to simply attack and win. Mars isn’t happy having to hold back. This of the next seven weeks as trying to break a wild stallion so you can ride him.

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Mars in Virgo/Earth warrior is like the Knight of Disks in the tarot  

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THOTH TAROT, Knight of Disks is Virgo energy

September 25 MARS exactly Squares SATURN both at Zero degrees of Mutable signs, Virgo and Sagittarius. 

This is a zero degree set point. Saturn hasn’t been at zero degrees Sagittarius since November 17 1985. That’s 30 years ago. 

The two malefics of the zodiac squaring off is a big roadblock. A Saturnine test of your strength, your patience {Mars has none} and will power.  Mars will be marching forwards and opposing Neptune in Pisces on October 7th in 12 days. Pisces spiritual energy needs to be made real, physical, and practical. The energy needs to be grounded, and very well-organized  if you are going to manifest your dreams. We are moving out of the dreamy airy fairyland ideals into walking your talk, into embodying and being the dream, living the dream daily in a very practical 3-D way.  I was just told this by a mentor today at lunch. In other words; Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water, after enlightenment you still have to do the laundry and shit every day. We came as soul’s into this earth plane to experience the compact, limitations of the physical material universe.

Positive ways to use this energy are: start a new workout routine, and diet regiment and clean out your desk, office or  your home. Sign up to do martial arts such as Kung Fu, or kick boxing.  Vent the anger positively. Clean up trash in your environment or at work. Make your own homemade lunches reducing waste and eating healthier and saving money. Virgo loves to save. 

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“There’s more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior — the best warrior — isn’t cruel or mean. He doesn’t claw an enemy who can’t fight back. Where’s the honor in that?” ― Erin Hunter, Forest of Secrets

Mars conjuncts Jupiter on October 17 

This is a very positive optimistic ground-breaking time. The action and attention for saving the environment and going to war on those corporations that have harmed it will be unleashed. The Alberta Tar Sands in Canada is a huge environmental disaster. The lumber companies in New Guinea are decimating the forests there. Monsanto will be made to pay for its war on the people’s ability  to grow maintain and control their own food supplies as they have done since the beginning of Agriculture 10,000-8,000 years ago. That IS Virgo, the harvest.  Saturn in Sagittarius will also enter the ring late November and the courts will make these foul corporations pay. Saturn always wins. 

Mercury Retro squares Pluto on the 24th

A tough cookie but it’s good for going back and picking up the pieces of your soul and your power that you have left strewn all over the place. You know what I am talking about here. 
PLUTO turns direct Sept 24 PDT with the Moon in Aquarius/on Sept 25 EDT under a Void of course moon.

Pluto has been in his own domain the Underworld moving Retrograde since April 16. Now all his pent-up energies can be unleashed. Everything you’ve been sitting on and ruminating about in your unconscious for the last 5+ months is ready to be empowered ensouled in the world. That’s Pluto on its highest level. Empowered soul. 

Pluto went Rx at 15+ degrees  CAPRICORN still in the thick of the Cardinal Crosses and the April Blood Moon of 2015. Pluto turns direct at 12 degrees 58 minutes of Capricorn still involved in that Cardinal Square, betcha thought it was over didn’t you? and opposing the U.S. Natal Sun.  I feel this has something to do with the POPE-CARDINAL POWER, Catholic puns and all.

These are intense times. If you are a Virgo you will need to learn to defend yourself. Virgo’s shadow side is Pisces.  Scorpio energy is amped up and running again with Pluto going direct. Also Pluto and Saturn aren’t playing ball together since Saturn entered Sagittarius until December 2017. Pluto is not playing nice anymore. 

The Moon is still in Aquarius on the 24th so we can get some detachment from all this heavy energy. 

Moon enters PISCES on Sept 25 @ 12:43 pm PDT right after Pluto turns direct eastern Daily time. 

There’s a sense of a great divide between the east and the west, the left and the right, The forward thinkers and the backwards holders on. 

Rest up with the Moon in Pisces stay close to your spiritual side, your emotions and feelings. Pay close attention to your dreams. 

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Feb 1, Imbolc, Pagan, Celtic Brigid celebration

CELEBRATE St. Brigid’s Day ,THE QUICKENING  of the Light. February 1st

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Feb. 1st –2nd Traditional Irish Celtic Pagan Holiday Celebrations

Feb. 1st is the beginning of the FIRST FIRE of the SUN’s return, the spark, the First sign of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This Ancient pagan, Celtic ,Wiccan, celebration is also called The QUICKENING. This is the time of greatest potential. 

Known as Saint Brigid’s Day, Birghita or Bride’s Day, it’s a Catholic and Pagan Celebration of an ancient Goddess tradition. Imbolc is still celebrated by Wiccans/Pagan based Earth honouring religions. Christians overlaid the Ancient Goddess worshipers’ holiday renaming it Candlemas or the fest of the Purification of the Virgin on Feb 2.

This celebration is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is a “cross-quarter” day in the 8 rounds of the Wheel of Time in the Solar based year. The Celtic Year was based on both lunar and solar cycles.  The holiday would be celebrated on the Full Moon nearest those 2 midpoints, when early spring flowers would begin to show and snakes would come out of the ground. Snakes are always sacred Goddess symbols. In non secular terms it become GROUNDHOG DAY on Feb 2. 

At the Megalithic and Neolithic sites, in Tara, Ireland, the inner chambers of the passage tombs are perfectly aligned with the rising sun on both Imbolc and Samhain attesting to the value placed on these days.

Triple Goddess/Saint Brigid/Bride

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Brigid by Sharon Macleod 

According to Robert Graves, the most Ancient Triple Goddess  was worshipped since time out of mind. The Goddess rules over scholars and poets. She is the Goddess of fire and inspirations, creativity, smithcraft and healing. She rules healing with water, and divination. She also rules over people who work with cows and chickens, brewers, fugitives, midwives, infants, printers, sailors, travelers, New Zealand, & Irish nuns.

This day symbolizes a time of transitions, initiations, new beginnings, of planting seeds that will sprout later. Brigid/Birgita represents the light half of the year, Her power brings the people out of the dark season of winter into spring.

The Goddess Brigid and Saint Brigid are the same, peace makers and bridges. The matronly Goddess Brigid bridged the two warring races of gods of the ancient Tuatha de Danann with her sacred marriage, and Saint Brigid was the bridge between the Druids and the Christians. Brigid was the daughter of a Druid Chieftain and the first woman bishop of Ireland. The nuns of Kildare carry on the sacred work.

Originally the return of the Light was celebrated with Sacred Sexual customs.

ST. Brigi's cross Ireland

She is the Goddess of Augury and Prophets in the Druidic tradition. Celtic seers divined by looking into deep water and into flames. This is a great time to do divination. You may see orbs especially on this day.

Triple Goddess

She has two sisters with the same name. One aspect of her carries a blacksmith tongs and a sword, because she is also patroness of war; another aspect holds 2 healing snakes, from which the modern Doctor’s symbol is derived, the caduceus, the third aspect carries a wand with a crescent moon and a tablet.

Elements

Brigid rules the Waters. Many healing springs are dedicated to Brigid. Natural bodies of water also signify Her presence, particularly where three streams joined together. She also rules Fire, so it is customary to make candles for the coming year and bless them on this day.

Protecting Goddess

In her aspect as Brigantia, she carries a spear, an orb of victory, and wears a war crown. She symbolizes protection of the country from invaders and slavery.

Midwives

As Patroness of MIDWIVES, she was invoked at the door of the home where the woman was giving birth, by the midwife. Who speke:

“Bride, Bride, come in! Thy welcome is truly made, Give thou relief to the woman, And give thou the conception to the Trinity.”

Brigid is the guardian of every newborn, their cradles protected with a woven Brigit’s Cross, an equal armed cross. Upon a safe delivery, the infant was blessed by the midwife, with 3 drops of water on the child’s forehead, dedicating the Child to the Triple Goddess. The “Holy Trinity” in its modernized Christian aspect. A candle was carried ‘round the bed sun wise three times. As Brigid is a Solar Goddess. We think of the Sun as masculine but originally all aspects of the Universe were considered Feminine.

Brigid Ruler of the Hearth

Especially in Gaelic Scotland, Brigid’s dolls are placed near the hearth on her Feast Day. The doll is usually dressed in white, decorated. A white wand is placed in her bed as a fertility charm. As she is patroness of agriculture, pastures, livestock, and abundance. An offering is made to her of dairy products. The Brigid doll is kept throughout the year near the hearth hung on a wall, or by a door, as a talisman of protection, then burnt the next year.

Light a Candle and Invoke the Goddess at this time-

I kindle this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Smiths,

I sain this house in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Healers,

I smoor this candle in the name of Brighid, Goddess of Poets.

One folk tradition still continues in both Christian and Pagan homes on St. Brigid’s Day is that of St. Brigid’s Bed. Girls and young unmarried women create corn dollies to represent Brigid, these are adorned with ribbons, baubles shells or stones. A bed is made for the doll to lie in. On St. Brigid’s Eve Jan 31, the girls gather together in one house and stay up all night with the doll, are later visited by all the young men, who ask permission to enter the home, and then treat the young maidens and the dolly with respect. The next day the girls carry the doll through the neighbourhood from house to house, where she is welcomed with great honour. Adult women stay home to welcome the Brigid procession and offer snacks and coins to the young girls and maidens.

RITUAL to BRIGID

Brigid is said to walk the earth on Imbolc eve. Feb 1st. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing or strip of fabric outside for Brigid to bless. The cloth are brought inside the next morning, believed to now have the powers of healing and protection.

Britain

was named for an ancient Celtic tribe, the Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic tribe in the country in pre-Roman times who worshipped Her as their Deity. The word “brigand” comes from this tribe of fierce warriors. Her worship spread, leaving behind places named in Her honour-Brittany in France, Brechin in Scotland, the name Brent, in England, any name containing Bride. Britain’s symbol, the Goddess Brigantia, still found on their 50 cent coin is Brigid  as Goddess of the Land.  Of course Britany Spears is carrying the modern archetype of Brigid, and strangely enough one of Brigid’s symbols is a flaming spear!

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