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.

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Blessings

Tara

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Astrology notes of the day Gemini Moon

March 12 Moon enters GEMINI @ 8:48 am PDT/ 11:48 am EDT/ 3:48 am GMT

We are into the double talking, very mental oriented days of indecision, with Moon in Gemini and especially with Mercury Retrograde. There may be much rear view mirroring.

Gemini Moon conjunct Algol with  Mercury Retrograde in Pisces sextile will be played out by someone projecting something onto someone and chewing their head off.

Moon sextiles Chiron in Aries which can make defensive shields rise quickly

Goddess asteroid JUNO in GEMINI @ 11+ degrees opposes CERES in Sagittarius

These two Goddesses of Juno feminine genius/ the perfect wife archetype and the Great Mother conflate each other in communicating, from opposing sides, intellectual smarts with nurturing through inspirational philosophies, justice and truth.  Makes for inspiring conversations. Listen to what they would be saying to each other. 

Ceres in Sagittarius is sextile Venus in Aquarius

Ceres is conjunct the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius and the sextile helps Venus in Aquarius which is very cool and detached warm up a bit. There may be important women teachers, colleagues or those you network with who will act as a warm supportive mentor. Issues of trust are important to forge right now.

Remember Mercury is Retrograde media and techno snafus are very strong.

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Video invocation for Athena, Juno, Lilith, Vesta Sacred Astrology

After I posted about the rare Six Goddess Merkaba forming. My fellow Priestess and teacher in California Le’ema Kathleen Graham who is a dancing snake yoga Priestess who I have known for over 25 years, messaged me on FB saying she was so inspired by this that we should make a video together.  It was quite spontaneous.  We discuss what each Goddess means, how to set up your ritual, and do a simple meditation. Please join in and discover what it is like to experience the power of invocation working with the Living Goddesses. They are NOT archetypes. They are calling you to merge your earthly body with their cosmic stellar essence of love.

Here is a giveaway ritual for the rare six Star Goddess Merkaba led by two elder Priestesses imparting their wisdom for this powerful portal forming Aug.13-14.

Please watch on YouTube and LIKE and share widely. DO THE RITUALS yourself for abundance, healing, and blessings for yourself, the earth and participate in anchoring the DIVINE FEMININE energies within you. We are all STAR GODDESSES. ” As above so below” And stay tuned for more juicy online rituals from us! Visit the Priestesses websites..

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

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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.  

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John Barleycorn Must Die Stevie Winwood/Traffic 

Groundhog Day /Candlemas I got you babe

February 2nd in modern secular times we have the mash up of Candlemas and Groundhog day. 

What’s candlemas?  

Originally an ancient pagan holiday.  At the beginning of February, in honoring of the myth of spring, wherein Pluto stole Proserpine/Persephone, and her mother Ceres/ Demeter sought her in the night with lighted candles. The custom was to walk around the city with lighted candles in honor of the Goddess. Because the Christians could not destroy these ancient customs, they called it Candlemas  and made it in honor of the Blessed Virgin.

February also takes its name from Februa meaning “religious purification”, and means “the month of purification”, or “the cleansing month”.

Candlemas is celebrated as the 40th day of Jesus’s birth where he was presented in the Temple in Jerusalem for blessing by the Rabbi.. Mothers stayed in their homes with newborns until  the 20th day. Simeon then prophesied to Mary: “Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against. Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” it is recorded in the Gospels.

In modern archetypes, Groundhog Day has become an icon for the literal theme of the movie about “seeing your shadow” which the groundhog may or may not do on Feb 2.  The Movie, starring Bill Murray from  1993 directed and written by Harold Ramis. has the protagonist in a karmic time loop. He woke up every day experiencing the same things over and over and he cannot die.

The message is: WHAT KARMIC LESSONS are you still stuck on and repeating over and over, like Phil Connors in the film? 

Ground hog day/Dejavu Tara Greene

Think about this during Mercury’s Retrograde in Aquarius.the sign of liberation. 

Make this your Groundhog day mantra.

Where am I stuck in my life?  What am I resisting? 

Why do I keep repeating the same old same old same old lessons?

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I GOT YOU BABE- SONNY & CHER 

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU- STEALERS WHEEL

Capricorn Full Moon, the F word, Sacred Ho’ Astrology

Capricorn Full Moon arrives JULY 12 @ 4:24 am PDT/ 7:24 am EDT/ 11:24 am GMT at 20 degrees of the GOAT/FISH sign.

All FULL MOONS are BiG FAT FULL TIMES of completions and thanksgiving.

The SUN is in CANCER and Moon is opposite in detriment, as a Capricorn Moon is dry, barren not emotional. Dry as a bone, as Saturn rules the bones and Capricorn. 

Maenad Capricorn Astrology Tara Greene

Painting by Jean-Leon Gerome 1824-1904 MAENAD

The painting above is a portrait of a MAENAD, ancient Priestess followers of DIONYSIS the God of wild intoxication and lust. Traditionally these priestesses would become maddeningly intoxicated and dance and run in a state of ecstasy and hunt wild animals and eat them raw. They were feared by the Patriarchy as ferocious  destructive and mad. I am sure the Full Moon also had something to do with it.

THIS IS A SUPER FEMININE, dare we say the F word FEMINIST time and MORE.

Our highest goal now is to honor and rebalance our bodies and the Feminine.

MANY GODDESS ASTEROIDS and ‘dwarf planet” CERES are having a convention with MARS.

CERES the GREAT MOTHER is EXACTLY conjunct to VESTA the sacred VESTAL flame of TANTRIC SEXUALITY.

Vestal “virgin” she was a Sacred PRIESTESS, who uses sexuality to heal.

Vesta is being led by The NORTH NODE, our collective highest spiritual GPS is  one degree away at 24 degrees LIBRA.

This is the rebalancing of the Mother/whore/Sacred Priestess SPLIT.

These 2 are INITIATING MARS the sacred Masculine warrior to re-educate him on how to treat the FEMININE with respect, love and honour. Mars is at 23 degees Libra.

THEY ARE ALL SQUARING the SUN AND MOON and Jupiter at the very last CRITICAL degree -29 of CANCER.

Opposite the N.N. VESTA CERES AND MARS in ARIES is Eris the Goddess of DISCORD and the SOUTH NODE with URANUS close by at 16 degrees ARIES.  URANUS is bringing in NEW PASSION, revolution and shaking out the old paradigms of MASCULINE domination.

There are thus 11 PLANETS including SUN AND MOON in this GRAND CARDINAL FEMINIST CROSS.

Millions of women were burned at the stake as Witches, millions of women today continue to suffer under the PATRIARCHAL CAPRICORN corporate structure and religions- islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc. Men suffer as well under Corporate slavery. Slaves of the Scourge of capitalism, hierarchies, disconnected from the Feminine and feelings of nurturing and intimacy.

SATURN is the Ruler of this FULL MOON

Traditionally Saturn is the GREAT MOTHER BINAH, the Birth Mother.  We are all born of women. She was Patriarchalized into a Masculine planet. Saturn is still RETROGRADE until July 20.

Saturn is in SCORPIO and sextiling the Moon and PLUTO, also  Trining CHIRON and the SUN.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL HEALING scenario. USE IT WISELY.

MEDITATION TO THANK and RELEASE old emotional family baggage

ON the FULL MOON- be by water, a lake river ocean or in a bath or shower. Or simply use a Bowl of water and some earth.

Use 4 candles for the 4 directions, incense.

Create sacred space, call in the 4 elements and spirits always moving clockwise. Breathe and center yourself.

With JUPITER at the last degree of CANCER, old emotional baggage, the childhood wounds and resentments can be most easily released. We need to get the last years lesson that Jupiter the Master Teacher has been showing us..

 The hurts, the tears ,the fear of “not being a Man”  pleasing Daddy, all the emotional insecurities that your mother also gave you, can be felt fully on a FULL MOON when our feelings are under sway of the MOON like the tides, when we are all pregnant and heavy “with child.”

The sequence is to fully feel all that you have held down and suppressed. No matter how terrible and scary it is all the “sacred wounding” that each of us must endure to heal ourselves.

Use this auspicious time to get the help of these Goddess Asteroids and bring a balance to you within. Capricorn rules the body, the bones, the skeleton. We need to rebuild a new emotional and physical body.

After fully feeling the emotions and understanding in your bones what the higher PURPOSE of this lesson is- North Node in Libra Bring yourself in to balance. Feel the Powers of these ANCIENT GODDESSES working through you. Ask them to give you guidance and strength.

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DRUNK IN LOVE BEYONCE 

DRY BONES- DELTA RHYTHM BO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Fighting Full Moon in Aries Astrology from Tara Greene

On the brink of the Autumn season in the North and Spring in the South we have our first Full Moon

Sept 29 @8:20 pm PDT/11:20 pm EDT

Sept 30@ 3:20 am GMT

Aries is the first sign, all life force, fire, inspiration, passion,aggressive, competitive, spontaneous!

and this ARIES Full moon is about as spontaneously combustible as it gets!

TOO hot to handle!

Like the girl in the dress of fire dress Katnis Everdeen in The HUNGER GAMES-keep that metaphor in mind! HOLLYWOOD is always prescient

CERES, Earth Mother and Goddess is at ZERO degrees Cancer the Most maternal sign,

she is part of the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS of Sun Moon Uranus and PLUTO!

Grand Crosses are dynamic-the stress forges new boundaries to break open,

Aries Moon is conjunct freedom fighter URANUS -bringer of Higher consciousness, chaos,bolts of lightning Squared by PLUTO in Capricorn,opposite the Libra Sun and square to CERES.

Think of Mother Leary’s cow kicking over the lantern and burning San Francisco down,

And there’s MORE!

A FIXED GRAND CROSS attempting to contain the volcanic eruption.

VENUS at 26 degrees LEO-SHE’s is the QUEEN and loves drama-and this is VENUS’S YEAR!

VENUS is one degree away from an EXACT square to the Lunar NODES in Scorpio-Taurus. Venus rules TAURUS,Mars rules Scorpio. Each has their power thrones.WOMEN are the evolutionary lynch-pin NOW.

Venus represents what we value, women,love. Mars rules the traditional male roles as hunter, warrior and he is in the mix at 25 degrees of SCORPIO,2 degrees away from the North/South Nodes.

These 2 planets and the North Node in Scorpio/South Node in Taurus polarity perfectly depict the current political/pseudo-religious battle and crisis of women vs Male patriarchy attempting to control women. Women are the coming force of the now and the future.

Grand Cross Guadelupe MedalsMexican Grand Cross Medals fo Guadelupe

Venus is kicking Mars’ butt and she ought to be

MARS is in his home turf where he is STRONGEST and he also rules the ARIES FULL MOON, so Mars is DOUBLE STRENGTH on the warpath!

BUT

NORTH NODE in Scorpio

Indicates our highest spiritual goal – is to let die-Scorpio,that which no longer serves us,the male warmongering model.

and Pluto in Capricorn is tearing down the PLUTOCRACY although they are instituting fascist laws and the religious right is trying to control women’s freedom.

Pluto rules atomic energy and Uranus rules explosions, revolutionaries, freedom.

Mars and the NORTH NODE are being DOUBLY SQUARED

by NEPTUNE at ZERO degrees of PISCES conjunct CHIRON the wounded healer at 5 degrees.

These 2 bring spiritual hope, compassion healing, wounding, martyrs, creative endings. forgiveness and understanding over unconscious scapegoating and blaming others,

a way to let the past goto find our common spiritual Oneness.

ANd those 2 come full circle, or full square that is

as the Pisces duo is square to the SOUTH NODE  at 27 degrees of TAURUS conjunct the Pleiades, a very highly evolved group of stellar spiritual guides.

Many Native American origin stories claim that their ancestors came from these STARS.

and the May 20 Solar Eclipse degree of 1 of Gemini.

which gets re-activated now +also

NOVEMBER 28- LUNAR ECLIPSE mark that date on your calendars.

Neptune at zero Pisces, Ceres at Zero Cancer and Saturn at the 29th critical Karmic degree now- read CRITICAL KARMIC TIMES!

Saturn enters SCORPIO Oct 5 and will form a GRAND TRINE

with the Moon in Cancer conjunct Ceres on Oct 6.

This is a beautiful picture.Saturn is karma and the builder, Traditionally Saturn represents the physical MOTHER, not the father. Neptune is in his home sign, Ceres is the Mother EARTH as well as all the grains of the earth, food, nurturing and Saturn is changing up the game rules in Scorpio.

We are moving into WATERY TIMES

SATURN in Mutual RECEPTION with PLUTO

for the next three years. NICE.

Mutual reception is just what it sounds like,you come to my house I’ll go to yours,

Saturn the ruler of Capricorn is in Pluto’s ruling sign and vice versa

their energy supports each other is a good collaboration.

We ar evolving into a new Uranian template for the new birth of a balanced Masculine and Feminine.

The generation born in 81-83 were all born with Saturn and Pluto conjunct in LIBRA.

Their karma was major divorces, these people have just had their first SAturn return.

they are the ones to be creating the new archetypes of equal balanced relationships between the sexes.

a mutual reception song Come On A My House by Julie London

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKkkV-uYmHc&feature=related

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